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Thursday, October 29, 2015

ALBERTO BASSETTI'S 'DEALERS IN SOULS' @ NEW CITY

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Vito LaBella Examines The Deed



NEW YORK -- In Italy, theaters are under real estate pressure; their precious locations and spacious buildings are eagerly sought by developers who try to convert valued cultural assets into commercial buildings. This clash of artistic idealism and commercial opportunism has been dramatized by Italian playwright Alberto Bassetti in "Dealers of Souls," a new play whose American premiere will be presented November 12 to 29 by Theater for the New City in collaboration with Kairos Italy Theatre. It's a supernatural drama in which two men are negotiating the sale of an old theater. The buyer, a clearly corrupt theater entrepreneur, promises to restore it but actually, he intends to turn it into a supermarket. Can his intrigues be stymied by a strange actress who squats in the building, who seems to be part hobo and part phantom of the theater? Can she save the day?

Bassetti's three-character drama, written in 2001, received a staged reading in 2013 at Casa Italiana as part of Kairos Italy Theatre's In Scena! Italian Theater Festival. Now newly translated by Carlotta Brentan, it will be directed as a full production at TNC by Laura Caparrotti, Artistic Director of Kairos Italy Theatre, who also plays the actress.

Ms. Caparrotti writes that the play presents a situation that Theater for the New City narrowly avoided in real life. "In January 2013 I was at the Theater for the New City when Crystal Field burned the mortgage declaring the Theater for the New City completely paid off and therefore safe. That meant safe from becoming a supermarket or a condos; safe to remain a theater… maybe even forever! In June 2013 we presented the first reading of the translation of 'Dealers of Souls' and I couldn't help to think that this play, so much about the necessity of theaters staying theaters, was somehow telling the story of TNC. Of course, it was also the story of many other theaters: some who survived and some which unfortunately we have lost."

She adds, "According to Alberto Bassetti, theater is necessary to look inside ourselves. Theater gives us courage to face our fears and doubts; to make ourselves better people. And 'Dealers of Souls' is also about the choices we make, who we are and what we do with our lives."

Alberto Bassetti is an award-winning and much-produced playwright in Italy, Spain, France, Czech Republic, Croatia, Venezuela, Chile and Austria. His "The Burrow" has been staged in Italy and in Spain (1997 Grec Festival in Barcellona and tour) and France (Theatre Nationale de la Colline in Paris, Italian festival). "Dealers in Souls" has been presented at the Teatro di Roma, at the National Drama of Croatia, and in Prague at Narodni Divadlo in 2005, in both Italian and Czech versions. In 2012 his "The Cage" was selected by Burgtheater Kasino in Wien for the "Fine settimana italiano." His works have been featured in Festivals in Chile (Festival of European Drama) and Venezuela. In September 2005, his first movie, "Above and Under the Bridge" (based on his own Giuseppe Fava Prize winning play) opened at the World Film Festival of Montreal. He has directed documentaries for the Italian national TV RAI. In 2012, his plays "Two Sisters" and "Two Brothers" were presented in New York at Theater for the New City.

The three actors are a mix of Italians and Italian Americans. Vito LaBella (Old Man) began his professional theater career at age 12 when he played the paperboy in "Our Town." More recently, he has played Caesar in "Julius Caesar," Creon in "Antigone" and the lead in a short play contest on Theater Row in the semi finalist play, "Labor Pains." He’s worked regional, stock and dinner theatre throughout the country,as well as in store fronts and lofts throughout the city. Francesco Andolfi (younger man) is an Italian actor who's been working in NYC for more than five years. He has been classically trained at the Stella Adler Studio of acting. His roles include the title role in "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Ferdinand in "The Tempest" and Orestes in "Iphigenia in Tauris." He recently performed his own play at the Fringe Festival in Italy, and its success brought him the chance to become a bi-continental actor. Laura Caparrotti (Ghost, director) has a Masters degree in Performing Arts, Cinema and Theatre History from the University La Sapienza in Rome. She also studied independently with Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo and Annie Girardot. After ten years of professional theater in Italy, she relocated to New York, where she has directed or performed at The Kitchen, The Fringe Festival, The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, the cell, the Flea and Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo', among other venues. She was Assistant to the Director of the Off Broadway production of Eduardo De Filippo's "Souls of Naples" featuring John Turturro. She is world-wide representative of the De Curtis Family and curator of "Excerpts of a Prince Named Totò," the official traveling exhibition on the Italian iconic actor Totò. She is also a playwright, journalist, teacher, lecturer, consultant, dialect coach ("Boardwalk Empire"), curator and panelist for NYSCA. She belongs to the Director’s Lab at Lincoln Center, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and League of Professional Theater Women. She is Founding Artistic Director of Kairos Italy Theater (KIT), an Italian Theater Company in NY that is in residence at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU. In 2013, she started KIT's annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, which takes place in all five boroughs.

KIT- Kairos Italy Theater was founded in 2000 in New York to spread Italian Culture and create an Italian Cultural Network in order to support and further increase the knowledge of Italy in the States. KIT has produced more than 40 performances and events over the years, collaborating with organizations including The Kitchen, The Fringe Festival, the Abrons Art Center, Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo’ at NYU, Italian Academy at Columbia University, Film Society at Lincoln Center, Dahesh Museum of Art, NY Hall of Science, the Flea Theatre, Theater for the New City, Montclair State University, Suffolk County Community College, the Bernie West Theater at Baruch College, the cell theatre and many others. Works never translated before by Ennio Flaiano, Franca Valeri, Eduardo De Filippo, and Pier Paolo Pasolini have been presented to the US audience, which has grown in appreciation and in number. Since May 2003, KIT has presented the Double Theatre Experience: one act performed first in English and then in Italian. The organization has curated "Fellini-Flaiano: a different take," "Caricatures from Tolentino" and "Fellini and The Myth of I Vitelloni in Italian Cinema." KIT organizes classes of Italian and Theatre for children and adults in NY and NJ. In 2012, KIT created Teatro Italiano Network, a theater consulting agency, and the YoungKIT, a youth division, with which it began the series ItalianClassics@KIT. Recent productions include "Decameron" by Giovanni Boccaccio (performed in NYC, Baltimore, Washington DC and in NY state), "The Mandrake Root" by Nicolo' Machiavelli and "The Cloven Viscount" by Italo Calvino (produced with the Eastman School of Music in Rochester). In 2013, KIT began the In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, an annual Italian theater festival taking place in all the five boroughs and is the resident theater company at NYU's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'.

Lighting design is by Alexander Bartenieff. Assistant director is Ilaria Amadasi.


PECCADILLO THEATER COMPANY'S A WILDER CHRISTMAS

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James Beaman



This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. Performances are set to begin December 3rd, with the Opening on Tuesday, December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.)



THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER traverses 90 years in the life of a single American family as they gather around the dining room table for a holiday celebration. As generations appear, have children, wither and depart, the patterns of behavior within this comically extended family are revealed as well as the essential values in every generation.



PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA follows a diverse band of characters bound for Chicago during the 1930 holiday season. No ordinary train, this Pullman car allows us to eavesdrop on the thoughts and feelings of its many passengers, creating a cacophony of self-absorbed humanity. Notable for its use of the “Stage Manager” character several years before Our Town, conventional time is suspended in this free-wheeling comedy in which people of all ages, classes and backgrounds are brought together for one unforgettable train ride.



Under the direction of Obie Award-winner Dan Wackerman, the cast of A WILDER CHRISTMAS features James Beaman, Victoria Blankenship, Brad Fryman, Michael Sean McGuinness, Kristin Parker, John Pasha, Jeremy Russial, Gael Schaefer, Anna Marie Sell, Rafe Terrizzi, Barbra Wengerd, Giselle Wolf, Merissa Czyz, LaMar Giles, Lawanda Hopkins, and Barbara Salant.



Thornton Wilder was a legendary American playwright and novelist. Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner for the plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth as well as the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Wilder’s other plays include The Matchmaker and The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden. For Alfred Hitchcock, he penned the screenplay to the classic thriller Shadow of a Doubt. In 1968, Wilder received a U.S. National Book Award for his longest novel The Eighth Day.



Scenic and lighting design for A WILDER CHRISTMAS is by Harry Feiner, costume design by Marianne Custer, sound design by Quentin Chiappetta, and choreography by Shea Sullivan.



Founded in 1994, The Peccadillo Theater Company is devoted to the "lost classics" of the American theater - plays of obvious literary and theatrical merit which, for whatever reason, have fallen off the radar. Beginning with Eugene O'Neill, generally considered the starting point of modern American theater, Peccadillo concentrates on the era of the so-called well-made play, a period of sparkling wit and sophistication in comedy as well as deepening realism in the drama. It encompasses such diverse and little-known dramas as Clifford Odets' Rocket to the Moon, William Inge's A Loss of Roses, Elmer Rice’s Counsellor-at-Law, as well as the neglected plays of celebrated authors like Dorothy Parker and John O'Hara. Taken as a whole, this work represents nothing less than the American experience itself in all its contradictions and screwball energy. Peccadillo’s mission is to restore these buried gems to their rightful owner - the American theatergoer.



A WILDER CHRISTMAS will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through January 3rd. The performance schedule will be Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, with matinees Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets are $25 and are available through www.ThePeccadillo.com or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

JERRY O'CONNELL JOINS BROADWAY'S "LIVING ON LOVE"

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"Living on Love"



The producers of Living on Love are pleased to announce that Jerry O’Connell completes the cast of Broadway’s newest comedy by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Living on Love begins performances on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and opens on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production will play an 18-week engagement through Sunday, August 2, 2015. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. For more information, visit www.LivingonLoveBroadway.com.



O’Connell will play the role of Robert Samson opposite 4-time Grammy Award winner Renée Fleming as Raquel De Angelis, Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills as Vito De Angelis, 2-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky as Iris Peabody, Blake Hammond as Bruce and Scott Robertson as Eric.



The producers are pleased to announce that at every performance, over 100 seats will be set aside to be sold for $25. Over 10,000 $25 tickets will be made available, bookable in advance, throughout the run giving more people an opportunity to experience this new play.



The world’s most famous opera singer Renée Fleming plays the world’s most famous opera singer in this hilarious new screwball comedy. When her larger-than-life maestro husband (Sills) becomes enamored with the lovely young lady (Chlumsky) hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, the diva retaliates by hiring her own handsome, young scribe (O’Connell) to chronicle her life as an opera star. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways.



The creative team includes Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Michael Krass (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Scott Lehrer (Sound Design) and Rob Fisher (Music Consultant).



Living on Love is produced on Broadway by Scott Landis, Philip Morgaman, Ryan Chang, TNT Dynamite Productions, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Glass Half Full Productions, Stephanie P. McClelland, Alix Ritchie/John Yonover and Gregory Franklin/Phil Kenny



This production was first presented in July 2014 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Jenny Gersten, Artistic Director) in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where it also featured Ms. Fleming, Ms. Chlumsky, Mr. Sills, Mr. Hammond, Mr. Robertson and was directed by Ms. Marshall.



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

THE AUDIENCE WITH HELEN MIRREN BEGINS PREVIEWS

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Helen Mirren



Peter Morgan’s The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, is now in previews and will open on March 8 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The production runs through June 28, 2015.



Beginning with first preview, student rush tickets for performances on the same day will be available for purchase exclusively at the box office. Rush tickets are $39 each, limited to two per valid student ID, and subject to availability. The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office opens Monday-Saturday at 10 AM, and on Sunday at 12 PM.



The Audience cast is Helen Mirren (Queen Elizabeth II), Dylan Baker (John Major), Geoffrey Beevers (The Queen’s Equerry), Michael Elwyn (Anthony Eden), Judith Ivey (Margaret Thatcher), Dakin Matthews (Winston Churchill), Richard McCabe (Harold Wilson), Rod McLachlan (Gordon Brown), Rufus Wright (David Cameron / Tony Blair), Anthony Cochrane (Cecil Beaton / Bishop / Detective), Graydon Long (Footman), Jason Loughlin (Footman), Michael Rudko (Private Secretary / Archbishop), Henny Russell (Queen’s Secretary / Mistress of the Robes), Tracy Sallows (Bobo McDonald), Sadie Sink (Young Elizabeth), Elizabeth Teeter (Young Elizabeth), and Tony Ward (James Callaghan / Bishop / Camera Loader / Policeman / Detective).


Monday, January 05, 2015

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME



The acclaimed new play, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, has made the Top 10 lists from Matt Windman, amNY, Bill Canacci, Asbury Park Press; Mark Kennedy, Associated Press; Bob Feldberg, Bergen Record; Beth Stevens, Broadway.com; Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune; Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News; Marc Snetiker, Entertainment Weekly, David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter; Steven Suskin, Huffington Post; Jesse Green, New York Magazine; Roma Torre, NY-1; Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post; Ben Brantley, The New York Times; Charles Isherwood, The New York Times; Playbill Staff, Playbill; Ronni Reich, Star Ledger; Richard Zoglin, Time Magazine; and David Cote, Time Out New York and producers have announced a new block of tickets on sale through September 6, 2015.



The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, written by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott opened to rave reviews on Sunday, October 5 (previews began September 10) and is currently playing at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street).



THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME stars Juilliard graduate Alex Sharp in his Broadway debut as Christopher, Ian Barford (August: Osage County) as Ed, Helen Carey (London Assurance, Tony nomination and Theatre World Award) as Mrs. Alexander, Francesca Faridany (The 39 Steps) as Siobhan and Enid Graham (The Constant Wife) as Judy. The ensemble includes Jocelyn Bioh (An Octoroon at Soho Rep), Keren Dukes ("Nurse Jackie"), Stephanie Roth Haberle (Artist Descending a Staircase), Mercedes Herrero (The Laramie Project and its sequel), Richard Hollis (Hit-Lit at Queens Theatre), Ben Horner (War Horse), David Manis (War Horse), Tom Patrick Stephens (The New York Idea) and Timothy Wright (The Bridges of Madison County). Taylor Trensch (Matilda the Musical) will play Christopher at certain performances.


Friday, January 02, 2015

LANDMARK MAMMA MIA! IS 8TH LONGEST RUNNING SHOW

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MAMMA MIA!




Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrates the holidays and rounds out 2014 by reaching another landmark milestone and becoming the 8th longest-running show in Broadway history, surpassing the record previously held by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.



MAMMA MIA! has also surpassed the record breaking runs of legendary musicals such as Miss Saigon, Fiddler on the Roof; Hello, Dolly!; Annie; 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Rent and the original run of Cabaret.



Now celebrating 13 smash hit years and over 5,475 performances on Broadway at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44 Street), MAMMA MIA! is one of the most successful musicals of all time anywhere in the world and is one of only 5 musicals to have run for more than 10 years on Broadway.



The movie adaptation of MAMMA MIA! starring Meryl Streep is one of the most successful movie musicals of all time grossing over $600 million worldwide.



Acclaimed by the Associated Press as "quite simply, a phenomenon" MAMMA MIA! continues its success around the world having been seen by over 54 million people, in 39 productions in 14 languages in over 400 cities. The original West End production is now in its 16th year in London.


Monday, December 22, 2014

FINAL TWO WEEKS FOR BROADWAYS HIT SHOW 'PIPPIN'

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Pippin On Broadway




Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying Tony Award winning hit musical Pippin is now in its final two weeks of performances at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). The production will play its final show on Sunday, January 4, 2015 after 709 performances and 37 previews. The Pippin national tour is now playing in cities across the US and future productions are planned for London, Australia and Amsterdam. For more information, visit www.PippinTheMusical.com.



With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography in the style of Bob Fosse by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker and circus creations by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). This all-new production had its debut at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, playing December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013. It began performances on Broadway on March 23, 2013 and then officially opened on April 25, 2013. The production officially recouped its full $8.5 million capitalization in December 2013.



Pippin earned four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Patina Miller) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Andrea Martin). It received four 2013 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diana Paulus), Outstanding Featured Role in a Musical (Andrea Martin) and Outstanding Choreography (Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider). The production also led the 2013 winners of the Outer Critics Circle Awards with 7 wins including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreographer (Chet Walker), Outstanding Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). Pippin also earned the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and two Fred and Adele Astaire Awards including Outstanding Choreographer of a Broadway Show (Chet Walker) and Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show (Charlotte d’Amboise).



Thursday, December 18, 2014

HELEN MIRREN COMES TO BROADWAY IN 'THE AUDIENCE'

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Helen Mirren Stars In The Audience



The producers of Peter Morgan’s Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Dakin Matthews and Rod McLachlan will take on the roles of Winston Churchill and Gordon Brown, respectively. Stephen Daldry directs the limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Previews begin February 17; opening night is March 8. The production runs through June 28, 2015.



The Audience cast is Helen Mirren (Queen Elizabeth II), Dylan Baker (John Major), Geoffrey Beevers (The Queen’s Equerry), Michael Elwyn (Sir Anthony Eden), Judith Ivey (Margaret Thatcher), Dakin Matthews (Winston Churchill), Richard McCabe (Harold Wilson), Rod McLachlan (Gordon Brown), Rufus Wright (David Cameron), Anthony Cochrane (Cecil Beaton / Detective / Bishop), Graydon Long (Footman / Beefeater), Jason Loughlin (Footman / Beefeater), Michael Rudko (Ensemble), Henny Russell (Queen's Secretary), Tracy Sallows (Bobo McDonald), Elizabeth Teeter (Young Elizabeth), and Tony Ward (Ensemble).



For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses.



The Audience imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister uses these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional - sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive. In turn, the Queen can’t help but reveal her own self as she advises, consoles and, on occasion, teases. These private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age, from the beginning of Elizabeth II’s reign to today. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.



Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe, and Rufus Wright are appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.



Helen Mirren received the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, reprising her Academy Award winning role from the film The Queen, also written by Peter Morgan. The recipient of two Golden Globe, three BAFTA, three Screen Actors Guild and four Emmy Awards, Ms. Mirren has been seen previously on Broadway in A Month in the Country (1995) and Dance of Death (2001).



The production is designed by six-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley with lighting by two-time Tony Award winner Rick Fisher, sound by Tony Award winner Paul Arditti, and music by Paul Englishby.



The Audience is produced by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.




TICKET INFORMATION


Tickets for The Audience are available through Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Tickets range in price from $75 to $145 (all prices include a $2.00 facility fee). Premium seating is available.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SOMETHING ROTTEN! COMING TO NYC'S BROADWAY

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Something Rotten



Producer Kevin McCollum is proud to announce that Something Rotten!, a completely original new musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award® winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award® nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrell, will begin previews March 23 and officially open April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street).



Hear Ye, Broadway! From the co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Avenue Q comes something original… something fresh... Something Rotten!, a world-premiere musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all.



Welcome to the ‘90s — the 1590s — long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self… and all that jazz.



Tuesday, December 02, 2014

ILLUSIONISTS GROSS OVER A MILLION IN FIRST WEEK

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The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible


The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, opens on Broadway this Thursday night, December 4 at the Marriott Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). The production’s first seven performances in New York City grossed $1,048,857.70 in the week ending November 30.



The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible began preview performances on November 26 and will play a strictly limited six-week engagement through January 4, 2015 as part of a 30-city U.S. tour. Tickets for The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible™ are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.



Weekly Playing Schedule for Broadway Engagement:


Through Sunday, December 7 (week of opening): Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM, Thursday at 6:30PM (opening night), Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 3PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM and 7:30PM



Monday, December 8 – Sunday, December 14: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 3PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM and 7:30PM



Monday, December 15 – Sunday, December 21: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 3PM and 8PM, Sunday at 11AM, 3PM, and 7:30PM



Monday, December 22 – Sunday, December 28: Monday and Tuesday at 7PM, Friday at 2PM and 8PM, Saturday at 11AM, 3PM, and 8PM, Sunday at 11AM, 3PM, and 7:30PM



Monday, December 29 – Sunday, January 4: Monday and Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 11AM, 3PM, and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM and 7:30PM



The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, Road Show Entertainment LLC, and The Production Office. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson, director Neil Dorward and creative director Jim Millan.



Having shattered box office records around the world, The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible is now coming to captivate New York. This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible has dazzled audiences of all ages.



The seven stars, each a master in their own field, are:



· The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin. Considered a rising superstar in the world of magic; Yu Ho-Jin was recently named the 2014 “Magician of the Year,” by Academy of Magical Arts and was the first Asian to win the Grand Prix at the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques, also known as the “Olympics of Magic.”


· The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry. Described as Marilyn Manson meets David Copperfield, Dan combines the art of magic with the macabre and is one of the top-10 most Googled people, thanks to a legendary “America’s Got Talent” appearance.


· The Trickster, Jeff Hobson is the epitome of glamour and showmanship. Don’t be fooled by his innocent appearance; Jeff has audiences laughing long after the curtain goes down.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

BROADWAY'S 'HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' IN PREVIEWS

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HONEYMOON WITH TONY DANZA
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Tony Danza



Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, is now in previews for a Thursday, January 15, 2015 opening night at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).



In addition, Honeymoon in Vegas has announced its rush and stand room policies for all performances:




STANDING ROOM POLICY



Standing room tickets are available on the day of the performance when the Nederlander Theatre box office opens. Standing room tickets are only available when the performance is sold out and are $32 each. Limit two tickets per person. All sales final.



The cast of Honeymoon in Vegas includes Tony Award nominee Rob McClure, Brynn O’Malley, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Tony Danza, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar, Matt Allen, Tracee Beazer, Grady McLeod Bowman, Barry Busby, Leslie Donna Flesner, Gaelen Gilliland, Albert Guerzon, Sean Allan Krill, Raymond J. Lee, George Merrick, Jessica Naimy, Zachary Prince, Catherine Ricafort, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Erica Sweany, Cary Tedder, and Katie Webber.



In addition to director Gary Griffin and choreographer Denis Jones, the creative team for Honeymoon in Vegas features three-time Tony Award nominee Anna Louizos (scenic design); Emmy Award winner Brian C. Hemesath (costume design); Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (lighting design); Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer & Drama Desk Award winner Drew Levy (sound design); Tony and Grammy Award winner Don Sebesky, Larry Blank, Jason Robert Brown, Charlie Rosen (orchestrations); Tom Murray (music director); Charles G. LaPointe (hair and wig design); Kathy Fabian/Propstar (props); and Telsey + Company/Justin Huff, CSA (casting).


Friday, January 10, 2014

NEW YORK'S ROMEO AND JULIET ON BROADWAY HD


Romeo and Juliet In BroadwayHD




If you missed Broadway's hottest couple, Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, in their limited engagement of Romeo and Juliet on Broadway , now is your chance to see it on BroadwayHD.


Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings) and two-time Tony Award® nominee Condola Rashad (Smash, Sex and the City 2) turned up the heat this fall as Broadway’s rule-breaking, heart-aching couple, Romeo and Juliet. Jealousy. Prejudice. Betrayal. And the chance that true love could actually conquer all. It could only be the greatest love story of all time, and, for the first time in over 36 years, it played live on Broadway in a stunningly modern production from fi ve-time Tony® nominee David Leveaux. The acclaimed cast of 25 included Tony Award® winners Brent Carver (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Sleepy Hollow), Chuck Cooper (Law & Order, American Gangster), two-time Tony® nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Follies) and Christian Camargo (The Hurt Locker, Dexter).


Directed by 4 time Emmy winner Don Roy King. 






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