Andrew C. McGibbon
DEE HOTY TO STAR IN
THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK
A NEW PLAY BY MERLE GOOD
Off-Broadway Performances Begin November 2.
Opening Night is November 18
At Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.
Broadway favorite Dee Hoty is set to star in THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK, a new play by Merle Good. Performances will begin November 2nd, with the official Opening Night on Monday, November 18th at 7 PM at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through January 4th. Under the direction of Steven Yuhasz, THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK will also feature Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels),Richard Thieriot (Clybourne Park), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist), and Nicholas Urda (Love’s Labour’s Lost).
MULTI-PLATINUM, GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SUPERSTARS
TONI BRAXTON AND KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS
JOIN THE COMPANY OF BROADWAY’S
AS “SPECIAL GUEST STAR” VOCALISTS BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2014
New York, NY (Wednesday, September 25, 2013) – Multi-Platinum superstars Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edwards are the latest Grammy Award-winning artists set to join the roster of “Special Guest Star” vocalists in the new Broadway musical After Midnight. With an impressive 16 Grammy Awards between them, Braxton and Edwards will join the company following k.d. lang, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 through Sunday, March 30, 2014. As previously announced, After Midnight will reintroduce the Cotton Club's exciting tradition of welcoming the stars of today in limited engagements throughout the musical's run. After Midnight will begin preview performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) on Friday, October 18, 2013 with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 3, 2013. Tickets for Braxton and Edmonds’ engagement will go on sale Monday, November 4, 2013.
CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY’S ROMEO & JULIET
TO BEGIN PREVIEWS ONE DAY LATER
PERFORMANCES NOW TO BEGIN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
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 now begin previews Saturday, September 28 at 3 pm, one day later than originally scheduled. The shift is due to a scenic element modification that will require additional technical rehearsal later this week. The official press opening remains Wednesday, October 16.
Former Outer Critics Circle President & Veteran Theatre Critic
Dies at 91
Marjorie Gunner, a fixture on Broadway’s first-nighter scene for decades and former long-standing President of one of the country’s oldest theatre award organizations, The Outer Critics Circle, died at age 91 on Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS'
27TH ANNUAL BROADWAY FLEA MARKET & GRAND AUCTION
Even the threat of rain didn't stop the biggest day of the year for Broadway fans from turning into a bright and sunny day for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS as the 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised an outstanding $631,222.
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR
MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S
WORLD PREMIERE BY TONY AWARD WINNER HARVEY FIERSTEIN
DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD WINNER JOE MANTELLO
ON BROADWAY AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE (261 WEST 47TH STREET)
PREVIEWS BEGIN TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014; OPENING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
Single tickets to Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Harvey Fierstein’s CASA VALENTINA, are on sale today, Monday, September 23 at 12PM. Directed by Joe Mantello, CASA VALENTINA will be produced by special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo and the Shubert Organization. The limited engagement will begin previews on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and open Wednesday, April 23, 2014 on Broadway at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
BUYER & CELLAR
CELEBRATES 100TH PERFORMANCE
AT BARROW STREET THEATRE TONIGHT
Friday, September 20 – The hit comedy Buyer & Cellar will play its 100th performance tonight at the Barrow Street Theatre, where it is currently playing an open-ended run and continues to break box office records.
Anyone who has worked in theatre has learned there is frequently just as much drama behind the proscenium as there is within it. You always swear you are going to write down the stories, but then it’s onto the next show. When you tell people about the actress who decides to have a melt-down at invited dress and says she can’t go on, and the director with Alzheimer’s who suggests we remedy it with “an injection,” they don’t believe it. You can’t blame them. But seriously, I’m not making that up, that actually happened. There was a reason “Smash” was so addictive, you just can’t imagine that these things actually happen.
TREVOR NUNN TO DIRECT WORLD STAGE PREMIERE OF
F A T A L A T T R A C T I O N
Tickets go on sale today (20 September 2013) for the world stage premiere of Fatal Attraction opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in March next year to be directed by Trevor Nunn.
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
THE NEW MUSICAL
BEGINS PREVIEWS TOMORROW
AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE
GENERAL RUSH POLICY ANNOUNCED
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical, will begin preview performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street) tomorrow at 8 PM with an opening night set for Thursday, October 10th.