Andrew C. McGibbon
Featuring an Original Score by 16-Time Grammy Award® Winner
Book by Tony Award® Winner
JOHN LOGAN (Red)
and Pulitzer Prize Winner
BRIAN YORKEY (Next to Normal)
Direction by Two-Time Tony Award® Winner
JOE MANTELLO (Wicked)
Choreography by Olivier Award Winner and Tony Award® Nominee
STEVEN HOGGETT (Once)
WILL OPEN ON BROADWAY
PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE AT
CHICAGO’S BANK OF AMERICA THEATRE
June 10-July 13, 2014
(New York, NY and Chicago, IL – September 19, 2013) Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announced today that THE LAST SHIP, with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award® winner Sting, will open on Broadway in the fall of 2014, following a pre-Broadway World Premiere from Tuesday, June 10 – Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre. An epic yet intimate tale inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences, this World Premiere production features direction by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) and choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award® Nominee Steven Hoggett (Once).
CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY’S UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO & JULIET
EXTENDS THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
PERFORMANCES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 27
Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet starring Elizabeth Olsen as Juliet and Julian Cihi as Romeo, directed by Tea Alagić will extend for one additional week through Sunday, November 10. Previews begin Friday, September 27 prior to an official press opening Wednesday, October 16. The cast also features McKinley Belcher III (Benvolio), Daniel Davis (Friar Laurence), Stan Demidoff (Paris/Sampson), Harry Ford (Gregory, Friar John, Watchman), David Garrison (Capulet), T. R. Knight (Mercutio), Anthony Michael Martinez (Prince), Kathryn Meisle (Lady Capulet), Dion Mucciacito (Tybalt), John Rothman (Montague/Apothecary) and Daphne Rubin-Vega (Nurse). Set design is by Marsha Ginsberg; costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting by Jason Lyons, and original music and sound by Ryan Rumery.
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES A SECOND EXTENSION OF “THE JUNGLE BOOK” – MUST CLOSE OCTOBER 20
(BOSTON) – Due to popular demand, the Huntington Theatre Company again extends the run of its world premiere adaptation of The Jungle Book – the final performance will now be Sunday, October 20. The “inventive and visually stunning” (Entertainment Weekly) production officially opens tonight, Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm at the Huntington’s mainstage, the Boston University Theatre.
Today Marks First Day of Rehearsal
For Disney’s Aladdin
Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, James Monroe Iglehart as Genie, Courtney Reed as Jasmine and
Jonathan Freeman as Jafar
to Bring Iconic Roles to Theatrical Life
Brian Gonzales, Brandon O’Neill, Jonathan Schwartz, Clifton Davis, Don Darryl Rivera, Merwin Foard and
Michael James Scott
Round Out Principals Headlining Cast of 34
The full cast of Disney's Aladdin, a new musical based on the Academy Award® winning animated film, began rehearsals today in New York City. Aladdin will launch at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon) November 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014. Opening night there is November 21, 2013.
cirque du soleil To PRESENT
Q U I D A M
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT FROM 4 JANUARY 2014
at LONDON’S ROYAL ALBERT HALL
GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS RELEASED FOR SALE TODAY
London, 17 September2013 – Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that their award-winning production Quidamwill be presented in London from 4 January 2014 at Royal Albert Hall for a limited engagement. Tickets for the general public are released for sale today and are available at www.cirquedusoleil.com/quidam or by calling 0845 401 5045.
THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING
RAISES A RECORD-BREAKING
AT ANNUAL GALA LAST NIGHT
LEGENDARY DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
H A R O L D P R I N C E
HONORED BY A GLITTERING ARRAY OF BROADWAY TALENT
AT THE PLAZA HOTEL
New York, NY (Tuesday, September 17, 2013) – The American Theatre Wing (William Ivey Long, Chair; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) announced today that its annual gala, held last night at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization’s history, raising nearly $700,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2012, by approximately $100,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Group, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running television show “Working in the Theatre.”
NEW YORK HAS A NEW SUPER HERO!!
JUSTIN MATTHEW SARGENT
TO ASSUME THE ROLE OF PETER PARKER / SPIDER-MAN IN
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK
ORIGINAL LEAD ACTOR REEVE CARNEY
New York, NY – Broadway rocker Justin Matthew Sargent, best known for his star turn as “Drew” in Broadway’s Rock of Ages, has landed the coveted role of Peter Parker / Spider-Man role in SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark. Sargent will play evening performances at the Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street) beginning Monday, September 16.
THE HIT MUSICAL COMEDY
MURDER FOR TWO
WILL TRANSFER TO NEW WORLD STAGES THIS FALL
FOLLOWING A SOLD-OUT RUN AT SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN
PREVIEWS BEGIN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 5
Book and Music by JOE KINOSIAN
Book and Lyrics by KELLEN BLAIR
Directed by SCOTT SCHWARTZ
JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ AND BRETT RYBACK
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(New York, NY – Sunday, September 15, 2013) Producers Jayson Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelson and Second Stage Theatre are proud to announce that the hit musical comedy Murder For Two will transfer to New World Stages in a limited engagement following rave reviews and a twice-extended, sold-out run at Second Stage Theatre Uptown (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director and Christopher Burney, Curator and Associate Artistic Director). Murder For Two features book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and direction by Scott Schwartz and stars Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback. Previews will begin Wednesday, October 23rd at New World Stages – Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street) with opening night set for Wednesday, November 6th, and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5th.
New trailer for
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY’s
“Live From Stratford-upon Avon”
A new trailer for The Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) production of RICHARD II, which will be played in cinemas around the world, debuts today. The voiceover is by Michael Pennington, playing John of Gaunt. Watch it here: RICHARD II trailer.
REHEARSALS BEGIN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
IN LONDON FOR THE SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE
CRITICALLY HERALDED PRODUCTIONS OF
TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III
BOX OFFICE OPENS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
PREVIEWS BEGIN OCTOBER 15
OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 10, 2013 AT THE BELASCO THEATRE
250 TICKETS FOR $25 AVAILABLE FOR ALL PERFORMANCES
Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 16 in London for the critically heralded all-male Shakespeare’s Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Richard III on Broadway this fall. The productions, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London’s West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), with previews beginning October 15. Twelfth Night and Richard III, which are directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani and with music by Claire van Kampen, will play a limited engagement for 16 weeks. Tickets are on sale now through www.telecharge.com. For a schedule of performances and more information, please visit www.shakespearebroadway.com.