Andrew C. McGibbon
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.
TOM RIIS FARRELL, MICHELE RAGUSA, SETH RUDETSKY,
JENNIFER SIMARD & MARY TESTA
to Star in
A 1970’s Disaster Movie…Musical
Written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick
Directed by Jack Plotnick
Choreographed by Denis Jones; Music Direction by Larry PressgroveBegins performances on October 14; Opening Monday, November 4, 2013
At St. Luke’s Theatre
New York: Mary J. Davis will present DISASTER! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, at St. Luke’s Theatre starting on October 14, opening Monday, November 4. DISASTER! is a musical based on 1970’s disaster movies with a score consisting of 1970’s pop, rock and disco hit songs. Directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Disaster!previously ran in 2012 and received rave reviews. The New York Times called it a “triumph” and “irresistible” and advised “You’ll be tickled and, despite your best judgment, probably singing along”. For more information please visit www.disastermusical.com.
DAVID WILSON BARNES AND JENNIFER WESTFELDT LEAD THE CAST OF STEPHEN BELBER’S “THE POWER OF DUFF”
AT HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY BEGINNING OCTOBER 11
HUNTINGTON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PETER DUBOIS HELMS
THE NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
(BOSTON) – David Wilson Barnes (Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre andLondon’s Almeida Theatre) plays Charlie Duff, a burnt-out local newscaster who transforms first his community and then himself when he begins praying on-air in the Huntington Theatre Company’s new production of Stephen Belber’s moving new drama The Power of Duff. Amy Pietz (“The Office,” “Caroline in the City”) plays Duff’s ex-wife Lisa, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids) plays Sue, Charlie’s co-anchor, in the production helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. Performances begin on October 11 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Power of Duff is produced in association with New York Stage and Film and Vassar’s Powerhouse Theater.
BUYER & CELLAR
RECOUPS INVESTMENT IN ONLY NINE WEEKS
FASTER THAN ANY OFF-BROADWAY SHOW
IN RECENT HISTORY
HIT COMEDY ANNOUNCES
LOS ANGELES AND CHICAGO
ENGAGEMENTS FOR 2014
OTHER CITIES CURRENTLY BEING PLANNED
The producers of Buyer & Cellar have announced the hit comedy has recouped its initial investment in just nine weeks, becoming the fastest off-Broadway show to do so in recent history.
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ARTIST
TO MAKE HER BROADWAY DEBUT IN
THE NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
IN THE TRADITION OF THE SHOW, THE POP ICON JOINS THE COMPANY
AS ITS SECOND “SPECIAL GUEST STAR” VOCALIST
BEGINNING FEBRUARY 11, 2014
New York, NY (Thursday, September 12, 2013) – In one of the more unexpected developments of the current theater season, producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis announced today that the Grammy Award-winning artist k.d. lang will make her Broadway debut in the new musical After Midnight. The pop icon will join the company following fellow Grammy Award-winner Fantasia as the second “Special Guest Star” vocalist beginning Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (and continuing through Sunday, March 9, 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 k.d. lang’s engagement will go on sale Monday, November 4, 2013.
Fetch Clay, Make Man is a sharp and crisp play that details an odd and intimate relationship. It is between a man at the end of a career and one whose career was on the launching pad. A man who was a Catholic and a man who was a recent convert to Islam. A man who took painful stereotypes of African Americans and turned them to his advantage and a man who took those painful stereotypes and threw them off in disgust.
THE DRAMA LEAGUE
2013 FALL THEATER CENTER EVENTS
GUESTS INCLUDE TONY® AWARD WINNERS
LAURA BENANTI, CHERRY JONES AND JUDY KAYE
PLUS TONY DANZA, PETER FILICHIA AND DAVID FRIEDMAN
"PERFECT PICTURE: THE ALBUM PRE-RELEASE CONCERT"
FEATURING LILLIAS WHITE, ANDREA MCARDLE AND DEBBIE GRAVITTE
DRAMA LEAGUE DIRECTORFEST 2013, AND MORE
New York, NY (September 11, 2012) – The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director, Roger T. Danforth) has announced their Fall 2013 Programming Schedule of special performances, events and educational offerings at the new Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca and elsewhere. Highlights include intimate evenings with Tony® Award winners Laura Benanti, Cherry Jones and Judy Kaye, plus actor Tony Danza. Theatre journalist Peter Filichia will take a look at "Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks," and conductor/composer David Friedman will discuss "Conducting Disney," and more.
BROADWAY FLEA MARKET
& GRAND AUCTION
TO FEATURE MORE THAN 50 STARS
OF STAGE AND SCREEN
CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPH TABLE & PHOTO BOOTH TO WELCOME
CHERRY JONES, JUDITH LIGHT, BERNADETTE PETERS,
STARS FROM KINKY BOOTS, MOTOWN, WICKED
AND MANY MORE
PRESENTED BY AND BENEFITING
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
10 AM – 7 PM
SHUBERT ALLEY & WEST 44TH STREET
More than 50 beloved and rising stars of stage and screen – including 19 Tony Award winners – will sign autographs and take photos on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at the 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea), presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.