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LCT3
ANNOUNCES THE CAST OF ITS UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF

 “THE COWARD”

A NEW PLAY BY NICK JONES

DIRECTED BY SAM GOLD

 CAST WILL FEATURE:

STEVEN BOYER, JARLATH CONROY, JOHN PATRICK DOUGHERTY, STEPHEN ELLIS, RICHARD POE, KRISTEN SCHAAL,
JEREMY STRONG, CHRISTOPHER EVAN WELCH.

Performances Begin Monday, November 8
Opening Monday, November 22

 

At The Duke On 42nd STREET
A NEW 42ND STREET® project

Tickets On Sale Today

LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater’s programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences, has announced that Steven Boyer, Jarlath Conroy, John Patrick Dougherty, Stephen Ellis, Richard Poe, Kristen Schaal, Jeremy Strong, and Christopher Evan Welch will be featured in its world premiere production of THE COWARD, a new play by Nick Jones, directed by Sam Gold, the first of LCT3’s three productions during the 2010-2011 season.  THE COWARD will begin previews Monday, November 8, open Monday, November 22 and run through Saturday, December 4 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET® project, (229 W. 42 Street). 

THE COWARD is a period comedy set in 18th century England.  A cowardly young gentleman named Lucidus, to be played by Jeremy Strong, initiates a pistol duel then finds that he can’t go through with it.  So he hires a common criminal to fight in his place, only to have the scoundrel make a bloody mess of things. As duel follows duel with many shots fired, this coward finds his reputation growing beyond his wildest expectations.

THE COWARD will have sets by David Zinn, costumes by Gabriel Berry, lighting by Ben Stanton, and sound by Jane Shaw.

Playwright Nick Jones is a writer, director, puppet designer and performer.  His show Jollyship the Whiz-Bang originally produced at Ars Nova was recently revived for the Under the Radar Festival at the Public.  He has performed music or theater at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts TBA Festival, the Dublin Fringe Festival, The Kitchen, P.S. 122, The Public and the Edinburgh Fringe.  Sam Gold directed the critically acclaimed productions of Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons) and The Aliens (Rattlestick Theater).  His work has also been seen at the New York Theatre Workshop, Studio Dante, the Cherry Lane and the Ohio Theater.  He has developed plays at many theatres nationally including ACT, MCC, MTC, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, The Public, Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Yale Repertory Theater.

Citing the need to develop strong relationships with new artists and to build new audiences, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) created LCT3 to offer these artists fully staged productions.  Later this season, LCT3 will present “WHEN I COME TO DIE,” a new play written by Nathan Louis Jackson and directed by Thomas Kail (January 31 – February 26), as well as a third production to be announced.  LCT has just begun construction of a new theater, rehearsal and office space complex on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theater.  The 131 seat theater, to be named the Claire Tow Theater, is scheduled to open in 2012 and will be the home of LCT3.   Paige Evans is the Artistic Director of LCT3. 

This season, in addition to LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater will be producing the world premieres of the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, with a book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and direction by Bartlett Sher (beginning Friday, October 8) on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre, John Guare’s A Free Man of Color, directed by George C. Wolfe, (beginning  Thursday, October 21) in the Vivian Beaumont Theater and Jon Robin Baitz’ Other Desert Cities, directed by Joe Mantello, (beginning Thursday, December 16) in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.  The 2010-2011 season will continue with the American premiere of the National Theatre of Great Britain’s critically acclaimed production of War Horse (beginning Tuesday, March 15) in the Vivian Beaumont Theater and the New York premiere of A Minister’s Wife, a new musical version of Shaw’s Candida (beginning Thursday, April 7) in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. 

Tickets to THE COWARD, priced at $20, are available at The Duke on 42nd StreetSM Box Office, by visiting Dukeon42.org or by calling 646.223.3010.  For additional information on LCT3 please visit www.lct3.org.

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STEVEN BOYER Broadway: I'm Not Rappaport.  Off-Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Public), Enjoy (59E59), Misalliance (Pearl Theatre), Jollyship the Whiz-Bang (Ars Nova), Richard III (Classic Stage), Oliver Twist (Theatre for a New Audience).  Regional: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hartford Stage), Oliver Twist (A.R.T & Berkeley Rep).TV includes: “Law & Order” and “Ed.” Training: The Juilliard School.

JARLATH CONROY LCT: A Man of No Importance.  Broadway: The Weir; The Iceman Cometh; Davies; On The Waterfront; Ghetto; Nichols; The Visit; Philadelphia, Here I Come!; Comedians. Off-Broadway: Bell, Book, & Candle; Translation; Fletch; Mantello; Henry V. Regional: The Steward of Christendom (Barrymore Award), Juno and the Paycock and Henry V (Helen Hayes Awards). Numerous film and TV appearances.

JOHN PATRICK DOUGHERTY Off-Broadway: A Bright New Boise.  Regional: The Torch-Bearers, The Tutors, The Good Negro (reading), Big Money, Schmoozy Togetherness (Williamstown); A Woman of No Importance (Yale Rep); Henry V (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ).  Training: Yale School of Drama

STEPHEN ELLIS New York Theater: Homunculus (Workshop), Dance Dance Revolution, Asking For Trouble, Hollywood Science, Bare Naked Drama, This Is Not A Torture.  Regional: House of Gold, 7th Inning Stretch, Fraternity (Staged Reading), 1984.  Film/TV: Thank You Tommy Feinstein, “Rock Band 2 Video Awards”.  Training: Kenyon College, National Theater Institute. 

RICHARD POE Broadway: Present Laughter, Cry-Baby, M. Butterfly, The Pajama Game, Journey’s End, 1776, Our Country’s Good, The Dinner Party, Moon Over Buffalo, Fiddler on the Roof, Girl Crazy. Off-Broadway: Why Torture Is Wrong, Jeffrey. TV:“Star Trek,” “Frasier,” “Law & Order,” “Ed,” “Queen,” “The Prosecutors.”Film: Transamerica, Burn After Reading, Born on the Fourth of July, Peacemaker, The Jackal, Presumed Innocent, The Night We Never Met.

KRISTEN SCHAAL Theater: Lorraine McLaine Today, Bird, Striking Viking Story.  Film Includes: Toy Story 3, Kate & Leopold, Dinner for Schmucks, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Going the Distance, Valentine’s Day.  TV includes: “The Flight of the Concords,” “Penelope Princess of Pets,” “Modern Family,” “American Dad,” “Mad Men,” “Freak Show,” “6 Degrees.”

JEREMY STRONG  LCT: 2009/2010 recipient of the Lincoln Center Theater Annenberg Fellowship for "An artist of extraordinary talent.” Broadway: "A Man for All Seasons (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Defiance (MTC); Frank's Home, Our House (Playwrights Horizons); Conversations In Tusculum (Public); New Jerusalem (Classic Stage); . FILM: The Ambassadors, The Romantics, The Messenger.  Studied at Yale, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

CHRISTOPHER EVAN WELCH Broadway: Festen, The Crucible, London Assurance. Off-Broadway: Romance, Writer’s Block, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Measure for Measure, A Skull in Connemara, A Streetcar Named Desire (Obie), Scapin (Encore Award). Extensive regional. Film: The Good Shepherd, The Hoax, The Interpreter, The Stepford Wives, War of the Worlds. TV: “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order: SVU/CI.”

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About the organization: The New 42nd Street

Founded in 1990, The New 42nd Street is an independent, nonprofit organization charged with long-term responsibility for seven historic theaters on 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. In addition to running The New Victory Theater, The New 42nd Street built and operates the New 42nd Street® Studios-a ten-story building of rehearsal studios, offices and a 200-seat theater named The Duke on 42nd Street-for national and international performing arts companies. Since its opening on June 21, 2000, the New 42nd Street Studios has been fully occupied by both nonprofit and commercial theater, dance and opera companies. With these institutions and the other properties under its guardianship, The New 42nd Street plays a pivotal role in fostering the continued revival of this famous street at the Crossroads of the World.

About the theater: The Duke on 42nd Street

The Duke on 42nd Street is an intimate 200-seat black box theater built and operated by The New 42nd Street.  Since opening in 2000, the theater has been available on a rental basis to international and domestic nonprofit organizations to present their work. Companies that have presented at The Duke on 42nd StreetSM theater include: Theatre for a New Audience; Playwrights Horizons; Lincoln Center Great Performers; The NYC Tap Festival; and 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Project. In October 2008, Lincoln Center Theater launched “LCT3” at The Duke on 42nd Street. New 42nd Street presentations at The Duke on 42nd Street have included: Karole Armitage’s Armitage Gone! Dance; Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Rose Rage; Naked Angels and Dan Klores’ Armed and Naked in America; and Classical Theater of Harlem’s production of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity. Notable New Victory presentations at The Duke on 42nd Street include Joan McLeod’s The Shape of a Girl, Steppenwolf Theater Company’s The Bluest Eye and the smash hit Once and For All We’re Gonna Tell You Who We Are So Shut Up and Listen presented by The New Victory Theater in cooperation with The Under the Radar Festival. In January 2011, The New Victory will present Nearly Lear, co-created by Susanna Hamnett and Edith Tankus with initial development in association with Kneehigh Theatre.

INFORMATION FAIR 3-5PM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC”DANCING THROUGH COLLEGE AND BEYOND” is SRO

FREE EVENT: This SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3rd    The Juilliard School (Lincoln Center) NYC

“Dancing Through College and Beyond” this Sunday, October 3, 2010 is SRO – completely filled! To be held at The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Plaza, 155 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023, this day is for students, parents and teachers to explore dance opportunities beyond high school. It is presented by Career Transition For Dancers, Dancewave, Dance/NYC and Pentacle with space generously provided by The Juilliard School.  This is event is a part of Dance/NYC’s College 4 Dancers and Dancewave’s Kids Cafe Festival Goes to College. This is a full day of networking, information and panels to help high school students, teachers, and parents of students navigate dancing in college from applications through graduation.  Free for all participants, the panels will bring together over 20 college admissions representatives, college professors, career counselors, alumni and even parents of dance program alums to give you their expert advice on how to get into the program that's right for you; make the most of all that the school has to offer and prepare for a successful career post-graduation.   The Information Fair with representatives from colleges and universities from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm is OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC!

10:00 AM-11:15 AM            Ice Breaker Movement Class for Students  Taught by renown choreographers / facultyDavid Dorfman  (Connecticut College) & David Neumann (Sarah Lawrence College) 

                                                Panel #1: Q & A Forum for Parents and Teachers

11:25 AM-12:40 PM            Panel #2: Dancing in College When Your Parents Say NO!     or  

Panel #3: Maximizing Your Dance College Experience  (Choose one panel to attend)

12:40 PM-1:40 PM              Free Lunch

1:45 PM-3:00 PM               Panel #4: Navigating the Transition from College to Real Life     or  

                                                Panel #5: Application and Audition Tips  (Choose one panel to attend)

3:00 PM-5:00 PM           OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC - Information Fair with College Representatives

4:30 PM                                 Door Prize Drawing

The confirmed participating schools in the Information Fair: The Ailey School / Fordham University;  American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA);  The Boston Conservatory; California Institute of the Arts; The College at Brockport, State University of New York; Connecticut College; Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts;  Hofstra University;  Indiana University Contemporary Dance; The Juilliard School;  Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus;  Long Island University, C.W. Campus; Marymount Manhattan College;  Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University;  Montclair State University;  Dance Department, Purchase College, Conservatory of Dance; Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; Sarah Lawrence College; UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University at Buffalo; University of Florida; Webster University.

This is one-stop shopping to meet many representatives from top dance programs in and around New York City and the country.  There will be door prizes, including tickets to the Broadway show FELA!; CTFD’s 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee November 8th at New York City Center hosted by Angela Lansbury and other prizes TBA. To be added to the waitlist for the panel discussions, visit http://dancingthroughcollege.eventbrite.com/.

Career Transition For Dancers’ mission is to enable dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines. For more information, visit www.careertransition.org. Dance/NYC’s mission is to strengthen professional dance in the five boroughs of New York City and to serve as spokesperson on behalf of the field to the media, to the nonprofit sector, to local and state government, and to the field itself. This is accomplished through three focus areas: advocacy, communications, and services to the field. Dance/NYC prides itself on supporting and nurturing the future of dance. For more information, visit www.dancenyc.org. Dancewave, Inc. is a nonprofit arts organization that offers unique exposure to world-class, pre-professional performing arts training to New York City youth.  For more information, visit www.dancewave.org. Pentacle is a leading voice and resource for some of today’s most exciting contemporary dance and performance artists. For over 35 years, our exemplary services and projects have empowered artists to do what they do best…create works of art. For more information, visit www.pentacle.org. Now going into its 59th season, the Juilliard Dance Division is a groundbreaking conservatory dance program whose faculty and alumni have changed the face of dance around the world. For more information, visit www.juilliard.edu.

CASTS ANNOUNCED For

“Bewitched, The Songs of Rodgers and Hart”

Special Event Concert / Benefit  At The TRIAD THEATRE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 at 7pm  &  FRIDAY 10/22 at 9pm

SINGING SO OTHERS CAN SOAR

There will be two casts for the special concert / benefits of “Bewitched, The Songs of Rodgers and Hart” at The Triad Theatre 158 West 72nd Street  NYC (east of Broadway) by The Philhallmonic Society. The shows will be performed on Thursday, October 14th at 7:00 pm and Friday, October 22nd at 9:00 pm. Bewitched is directed and arranged by international Broadway composer, conductor and producer Phil Hall, and is staged by Broadway dancer and choreographer Mark Santoro.  The Philhallmonic Society delivers an unforgettable musical experience of the highest caliber. Tickets are only $20 for general admission* and $30 for premium seating* with a two drink minimum (cash only at the theatre).  http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?EID=&showCode=BEW0&BundleCode   *fees and taxes apply.  http://www.triadnyc.com/event_spotlight.php?fromCalendar=true&eventID=1393

Philhallmonic members participating in the October 14th Triad event are: Karen Arlington, Dolly Ellen Friedman, Jani Gerard, Phil Hall, Wendy Kelly, Valerie Lemon Rendon, Robin Manning, Linda Sue Moshier, Mary Anne Prevost, Rachael Robbins, Amanda Serra, & Diana Silva. And for the October 22nd concert are: Sumayya Ali, Karen Arlington, Mary Lou Barber, Dolly Ellen Friedman, Jani Gerard, Phil Hall, Wendy Kelly, Valerie Lemon Rendon, Robin Manning, Linda Sue Moshier, Mary Anne Prevost, Rachael Robbins, Amanda Serra, Diana Silva, & Erika Smith.

Under the leadership of Phil Hall, The Philhallmonic Society is a bevy of beautiful Broadway, cabaret and classical singers who contribute their talents to support humanitarian causes.  They sing their hearts out to send a message which is all too often forgotten: it is never too late to follow your passion, and, by doing so, find fulfillment and help others.   For over the past year, these multi-talented ladies have been performing free of charge at various charitable organizations from The Actors Fund Home to The Salvation Army residence.

The Philhallmonic Society's ensemble of alluring ladies will inspire you with their rich feminine energy and dynamic performances. The talented singers of the Philhallmonic Society will entrance you with the clever, emotional lyrics of Lorenz Hart and the magnificent melodies of Richard Rodgers, featuring an array of songs from Broadway's favorite shows of that era.      www.thephilhallmonicsociety.org

Phil Hall for the better part of his career has been a conductor and musical director. He composed the score for “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (Paper Mill Playhouse, Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera, Kansas City Starlight Theatre and North Shore Music Theatre). He vocally arranged Sophisticated Ellington, at Carnegie Hall for Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops.  He was a vocal arranger for “Some Enchanted Evening”—a revue of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs. His arrangements have been published by Warner Brothers' Music and others. On Broadway, he conducted “Play Me A Country Song” and was associate conductor for the Broadway revival of “Mame”, starring Angela Lansbury. Phil has been a conductor/musical director, at The Kennedy Center, St. Louis MUNY, Michigan Opera Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Atlanta’s Theater of the Stars, Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars, Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre, Kansas City Starlight and Indianapolis’ Starlight Theatre in projects as varied as the Yeston/Kopit “Phantom”; “Side By Side By Sondheim”; “Sayonara”; “The Wizard of Oz”; “The Merry Widow”; “42nd Street” and “The Desert Song”. He appeared in “Show Boat”, which aired on PBS' Great Performances series. He appeared in the Mira Sorvino-produced, Griffin Dunne-directed film, “Lisa Picard Is Famous”. Phil has worked with Lily Tomlin, Tommy Tune, Nanette Fabray, Phyllis Diller, Nancy Marchand, Madeline Kahn, Judy Kaye, Donna McKechnie, Gregory Hines, Nancy Dussault, and Teri Hatcher to name a few. 

The Philhallmonic Society depends on the generosity of others who believe in their efforts to sing so others can soar. They are a 501(c)(3) organization so the donations are tax deductible.  If you would like to donate by mail, please send your check or money order to The Philhallmonic Society Foundation, 303 Fifth Avenue, Suite 514, New York, New York 10016.

MICHAEL GRANDAGE TO STEP DOWN AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE IN 2011

Today, 1 October 2010, Michael Grandage announced he will step down as Artistic Director, leaving late 2011 after nine years of leading the company.

Michael Grandage said today, "With the Donmar's reputation in a particularly exciting place both at home and abroad, I feel now is the right moment to start a hand-over period to a new Artistic Director. It will enable someone to build on the success we have achieved over the last nine years and to look to the future with real confidence. I have spent nearly fifteen years running organisations in the subsidised sector in Sheffield and London and the experience has been completely thrilling from start to finish. I am now keen to have a career that moves away from being in charge of a building in order to develop my work as a director in other ways. There are an enormous amount of people to thank for making the last few years the most exciting of my professional life and I look forward to engaging with each and every one of them in the months ahead."

The Chair of the Board of Directors, Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury said, "Under Michael's leadership during the past decade, the Donmar has gone from strength to strength - superb artistic excellence, exciting programming, triumphs on Broadway, global reach, the Wyndham's and Trafalgar Studios seasons, and a transformed educational offering. For all of us, it has been a privilege to work with Michael through such a momentous period. These are big shoes to fill, but we're excited by the challenge of finding the right person to take us forward to further success."

Grandage took over as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse in November 2002 - during his nine years leading the organisation he has created an international theatre with a commitment to reaching as many people as possible through touring, education and affordable ticket prices, as well as continuing to produce work of the highest quality at their home base in Covent Garden.

His inaugural production in 2002 was THE VORTEX with Chiwetel Ejiofor, a relationship he was to renew five years later with his multi-award-winning production of OTHELLO.

He has put the European repertoire at the heart of his programming, engaging with leading writers to offer new adaptations of foreign classics including David Greig (CALIGULA and CREDITORS), Tom Stoppard (Pirandello's HENRY IV and IVANOV) and David Eldridge (THE WILD DUCK and JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN). The Donmar's award-winning production of Schiller's MARY STUART, in a new version by Peter Oswald, transferred to the West End and Broadway.

He has also continued to present musicals re-imagined in the intimate Donmar surroundings, including GRAND HOTEL, PARADE, and currently PASSION; as well as work from the contemporary American repertoire such as A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, and twentieth century British plays including THE CHALK GARDEN, OLD TIMES, BETRAYAL and a festival of work devoted to TS ELIOT. New writing has provided the company with two of its biggest successes in recent years - Peter Morgan's FROST/NIXON which enjoyed a West End transfer and a run on Broadway, and John Logan's RED which saw the company return to Broadway and win six Tonys at this year's awards.

During his tenure, Grandage put accessibility at the forefront of the company's ethos - he introduced a national touring programme, which this year extends to eight weeks with his production of KING LEAR; and an extensive education programme which has grown annually over the last nine years. In 2009 he led the company into the West End for a year long season of work at the Wyndham's Theatre - Donmar West End - at Donmar prices, a top price of £32.50 and with over 130 tickets for each performance at just £10. The season - IVANOV with Kenneth Branagh, TWELFTH NIGHT with Derek Jacobi, MADAME DE SADE with Judi Dench and HAMLET with Jude Law - played to 98% capacity.

Not content with introducing a national touring programme, Grandage has overseen the expansion of the company internationally - in 2009 the Donmar's work played across 4 continents. Recent US work includes RED, CREDITORS, HAMLET, FROST/NIXON and MARY STUART; in Australia, the Donmar's award-winning GUYS AND DOLLS; in Argentina, PIAF and in Europe, PIAF (Spain) and HAMLET (Denmark).

Grandage is a keen supporter of new talent, both on stage and behind the scenes. The company's most recent venture, DONMAR TRAFALGAR, opens next week with LOWER NINTH - the first production in a three year initiative to promote the work of recent graduates of the Donmar's Resident Assistant Director scheme.

Under Grandage, the company has won over 80 major awards including Olivier's, Tonys, Critics' Circle and Evening Standard Awards. For Michael personally this includes, Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Director of a Play for RED, Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards for Best Director for IVANOV, Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards for Best Director for THE CHALK GARDEN, Evening Standard Award for Best Director for OTHELLO, Critics' Circle Award for Best Director for THE WILD DUCK, Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production for GUYS AND DOLLS, Evening Standard Award for Best Director and Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production for GRAND HOTEL, and Olivier Award for Best Director for CALIGULA.

From 2000 to 2005 he served as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres where he produced over 40 plays with predominantly young directors and designers. His own work there included RICHARD III with Kenneth Branagh, EDWARD II with Joseph Fiennes, THE TEMPEST with Derek Jacobi and a critically acclaimed production of DON CARLOS which transferred to the West End.

Grandage's next production for the Donmar is KING LEAR followed by a new production of Schiller's LUISA MILLER in 2011. Also next year, he makes his debut at the Met with a new production of DON GIOVANNI. In 2012 he is set to direct a production of EVITA on Broadway as well as a return to Glyndeborne following his critically acclaimed production of BILLY BUDD there earlier this year.

Alfred Hitchcock's
The 39 Steps

Welcomes CBS News travel journalist
PETER GREENBERG

For a special post-show talk back on Wednesday, October 6th

"This delicious deconstruction of Hitchcock's classic film has been happily re-incarnated Off Broadway."
- New York Times

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS announces CBS News travel journalist PETER GREENBERG will host a special post-show talk back with the cast of The 39 Steps on Wednesday, October 6th.  Peter and the cast will discuss the exciting U.K. locales that are explored in The 39 Steps - from the London Paladium to the moors of Scotland. The talkback is open to all ticket holders and will take place immediately following the evening performance.  There are a limited number of $39 tickets available for every Wednesday performance of The 39 Steps.

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS hosts an ongoing talk back series with comedians, novelists, journalists, Hitchcock aficionados and many more.

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS is currently playing at the New World Stages/ Stage 1 (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).  The long running hit production recently played its 1000th performance in New York City.

THE 39 STEPS features a cast of four actors who, against all odds, breathlessly and hilariously reenact all of the characters, locations and famous scenes in Hitchcock's 1935 film thriller with just a few props and a lot of theatrical ingenuity and split second quick changes.

The cast features John Behlmann as Richard Hannay, Cameron Folmar as Man #2, Jamie Jackson as Man #1 and Kate MacCluggage as Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret.

PETER GREENBERG BIOGRAPHY
Peter Greenberg is America's most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Peter is Travel Editor for CBS News, appearing on The Early Show and across many CBS broadcast platforms. Peter is also host of the nationally syndicated Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio show, broadcast each week from a different remote location around the world. This live, three-hour weekly radio program and a daily short-form travel feature is syndicated by Westwood One and is heard on a combined 400+ stations from different remote locations around the globe. An Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter is the consummate insider when it comes to reporting the travel business as news. No other journalist brings his extensive level of expertise and experience to the travel process. Travel Weekly recently named Peter one of the most influential people in the travel industry, along with Al Gore, Bill Marriott and Richard Branson. His other current titles include Travel Editor at Large for AARP, contributor to The New Yorker, Parade, ForbesTraveler.com and MSN.com. He is also a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The View, as well as on CNN. Peter was the creator, co-executive producer and host of CNBC's acclaimed ratings-winning prime time specials "Inside American Airlines: A Week in the Life," and "Cruise Inc: Big Money on the High Seas." His investigative work culminated in the one-hour NBC Dateline special entitled "Black Box Mystery: The Crash of the Concorde," which premiered in February 2009, revealing for the first time what really happened when the supersonic aircraft crashed outside of Paris in 2000. An expert in aviation safety and security, Peter is creator and co-executive producer of "Secrets of the Black Box," a special series for the History Channel which investigates the world's most tragic aviation disasters. Peter produces and co-hosts a series of one-hour television specials called "The Royal Tour," which feature personal, one-on-one journeys through various countries with their heads of state, including the King of Jordan, Prime Minister of New Zealand and President of Peru, among others. His latest book, Tough Times, Great Travels, published by Rodale, offers his expert advice and insight on how to travel efficiently - and well - during tough economic times. Peter's other books include the New York Times best-sellers Don't Go There!, The Complete Travel Detective Bible, The Traveler's Diet, Flight Crew Confidential, and Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective. His Web site, PeterGreenberg.com, is one of the fastest growing travel news sites in America.


Adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken, THE 39 STEPS is based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon and on the book by John Buchan.

Set and costume design is by Peter McKintosh, lighting design is by Kevin Adams and sound design is by Mic Pool.  Original movement was created by Toby Sedgwick.  Additional movement is created by Christopher Bayes.  Production stage manager is M. William Shiner.

TICKETS:
Tickets ($89.50 - 69.50) are available through Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com.  Student rush is available for $26.50.   All prices include a $1.50 facility fee.  Performances are Monday, Wednesday - Saturday at 8:00 PM, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 3:00PM.  39 tickets are available for $39 for both Wednesday performances & Thursday evenings

Ben Brantley of the New York Times recently re-visited the show and raved about it here: NewYorkTimes Review

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Thursday, 30 September 2010 16:25

MAMMA MIA! Announces Seventh Annual ROCKTOBER

MAMMA MIA! CELEBRATES SEVENTH ANNUAL

"ROCKTOBER"

AROUND THE WORLD!

DAILY NEWS TRIVIA & PRIZES

CHECK IT OUT STARTING TOMORROW - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1:

http://www.mmrocktober.com/

Yes...it's that time of year again!  ROCKTOBER is back - packed with daily news, prizes and ABBA-related trivia about Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, now  celebrating 9 years and over 3,700 performances on Broadway.

MAMMA MIA!'s ROCKTOBER calendar format has been re-imagined online with a new design. Every Friday through the month of October, MAMMA MIA! will choose a "winner to take it all!"

Enter once a day by answering a trivia question for your chance to win fABBAlous prizes!

Bookmark www.mmrocktober.com and check back regularly for more opportunities to win prizes and experience upcoming video features.

Throughout October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MAMMA MIA! will continue its year-round support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Seen by over 42 million people around the world, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, is celebrating over 3,700 performances in its ninth smash hit year at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre and remains among Broadway's top  selling musicals. The original West End production of MAMMA MIA! is celebrating 10 years and over 4,000 performances in London, an international tour has visited more than 40 foreign cities, and the blockbuster feature film adaptation, produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing $600 million worldwide.

With a worldwide gross of over $2 Billion, MAMMA MIA! is acclaimed by the Associated Press as "quite simply, a phenomenon."

Produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. MAMMA MIA! has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.

Get Tickets

http://www.mammamianorthamerica.com/

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Thursday, 30 September 2010 15:11

Ars Nova Announces Lineup for ANT Fest 2010

Ars Nova Announces
ANT Fest 2010
The Third Annual All New Talent Fest
 
New York, September 30, 2010 – Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director) proudly announces the lineup for ANT Fest 2010.  This year’s thirty-show lineup features a range of talent, covering everything from sketch comedy to musical theater to ventriloquist rock, all on the Ars Nova stage!  Conceived as a way of offering emerging artists of all kinds a point of entry into the New York arts community, this year’s shows were selected from an open submission process that drew nearly 200 applicants. 
 
Now in its third year, the festival of All New Talent has quickly established itself as the premier destination to catch an eclectic mix of brand new music, theater and comedy shows. It has also become an important first step in the development process of various projects, such as Seven Minutes in Heaven (ANT Fest 2009; HERE Arts Center Spring 2010), Songs of a Night Owl (ANT Fest 2009, Berkshire Theater Festival Summer 2010 as Pool Boy), Samuel and Alasdair (ANT Fest 2009, 2010 NY Independent Theater Award for Outstanding Production of a Play), and Ithaca (ANT Fest 2008, sold out Joe’s Pub run in 2009).
 
In addition to the thirty ANT Fest shows, Ars Nova will also be offering its hit variety show, Showgasm, throughout the Fest.  Featuring a mix of current and previous Fest artists, the first installation will be a special ANT Fest Kickoff Showgasm, at 8pm on October 18.  The following two will be late night (10pm) on November 5 and 19.  As always, all Showgasms are FREE, but reservations are encouraged and can be made at www.arsnovanyc.com/showgasm.
 
ANT Fest 2010 will run Monday—Saturday at 8pm, October 18—November 20 at Ars Nova (511 W. 54 St.) All tickets are $10 and are available at www.arsnovanyc.com or (212) 352-3101.
 
ANT Fest 2010 Full Lineup
 
Tuesday, October 19
Bandter: The Show
Created & Performed by Jon Friedman, Jon Murray & Andy Stuckey
Less Rock, more talk! Comedian/author Jon Friedman and comedy/music duo Stuckey & Murray are forming a band. They’ve got the banter down...
 
Wednesday, October 20
What Happened to Bill Viola?
Written by Cory Hinkle; Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
Guerilla video, emotional ballad and mindblowingly groundbreaking performance converge in this inquiry into the life of the GREATEST ARTIST EVER.
Thursday, October 21
Rags Parkland
Created & performed by Andrew R. Butler; Directed by Jordan Fein
Interstellar-stowaway and folk singer-songwriter Rags Parkland sings about androids, apocalypse, robots and love in the year 2250.
 
Friday, October 22
Stir Fry
Performed by Stefan Weiner & Stir Fry
This Brooklyn band concocts their sound from the freshest musical ingredients, including mandolin, omnichord, autoharp, singing saw and old-fashioned guitar.
 
Saturday, October 23
Maddy Mann’s Bible Storyz - with a Z!
Created & Performed by Ryan Migge, with Andrew Hansen & Brandon Michael Arrington; Directed by Suzanne Agins
Catholic school sophomores Maddy Mann, Lexi Miller and Noah Littlemix pop songs with old testament stories to serve up the most Godtastic, Biblicious, Good Newsical ever!  Bring your heathen friends!  
 
Monday, October 25
antTunes
Phenomenal new musical theater, featuring selectionsfrom (if you have to) Close Your EyesMusic by Julia Meinwald, Lyrics by Gordon Leary; and Separate: Battle Songs of YouthMusic and Lyrics by Kyle Ewalt and Michael I. Walker.
 
Tuesday, October 26
The uniVERSE Project
Created & Performed by Clifton Duncan; Directed by Ethan McSweeny
Rap, dance and storytelling blend into a personal narrative mixtape in this virtuosic performance from theatrical dynamo Clifton Duncan.
 
Wednesday, October 27
Delilah Dix: Showin' My Business
Created & Performed by Amy Albert; Directed by Peter Michael Marino
Boozy, fading cabaret floozy Delilah Dix dishes up salty tales of her life in show business, the business of show, and showing her business.
 
Thursday, October 28
Campfire
Created & Performed by David Cope, Matt Fisher & Justin Tyler
NY’s funniest, rising improv-ers and sketch-ers field personal questions to shape a night of act outs, standup and the occasional nervous breakdown!
 
Friday, October 29
The Harmonious Pimps of Harmony’s Last Show
Created & Performed by Daniel Hartley, Adam Lerman, Joel Perez
For their final show, these absurdly famous hip-hocapella masters showcase their careers, lives and really sexy futures. Fans expected: 68 billion.
 
Saturday, October 30
FAIL: Failures
Written by Sarah Burgess; Directed by Andy Donald
Fifteen forms of failure, demonstrated live by two brave actors.
 
Monday, November 1
Friends in Transient Places
Written by Jonathan Caren; Directed by Kerry Whigham
A handful of passengers end their journeys with new baggage in this wild musical ride through airports and skies.
 
Tuesday, November 2
Great Dog Almighty
Performed by Great Dog Almighty
Wild backwoods rowdiness and a shot of smooth Southern charm define this Civil War-themed bluegrass collective full of old Appalachian sound.
 
Wednesday, November 3
Grace McLean Lives In Concert
Created & Performed by Grace McLean; Directed by Timothy Michael Drucker
Somewhere between concert theatre and nirvana, McLean’s soulful voice tackles NYC loving and living in a time of oil spills, volcanoes and Justin Beiber.
 
Thursday, November 4
Sharon Kenny: My Name Is Sharon
Performed by Sharon Kenny
This indie songstress and piano virtuoso uniquely blends classical, pop and musical theatre to create quirky, witty and unapologetically honest tunes.
 
Friday, November 5
Radio Star
Written & Performed by Tanya O’Debra; Music by Andrew Mauriello; Directed by Peter James Cook
Watch (but mainly listen) to this radio detective spoof as Miss O’Debra lends her voice to a cast of characters with help from her trusty soundman.
 
Saturday, November 6
The Continuing Story Of Carla Rhodes
Created & Performed by Carla Rhodes
Rock'n'roll ventriloquist Carla Rhodes’ comedic rock opera features Keith Richards (in puppet form) and live music by The Extravaganzas!
 
Monday, November 8
I Am Frightened of My Body
Written by Laura Jacqmin; Directed by Laura Savia
As children, our bodies were shiny and new. Then came the odors, acne, orgasms... Comic monologues explore reasons to be very afraid.
 
Tuesday, November 9
She Wants to Sing!
Created & Performed by Jen Kwok; Directed by Juliet Jeske
Jazz chanteuse, You Tube sensation, Ann Curry and Gaga-esque diva: funny girl Jen Kwok embodies songbirds with dreams of stardom and neuroses to match. 
 
Wednesday, November 10
Morning Bash
Created & Performed by Dan St. Germain; Written & Performed by Mike Terry
Pop open a bottle of party for an off-roading excursion through laugh country on America’s Favorite Morning Radio Show; it’s the Morning Bash!
 
Thursday, November 11
I’m From Outer Space
Written by Tim Duncheon; Directed by Ashley Rodbro
Meet Jason.  Born in a wormhole, now on Earth with a promising future, eccentric girlfriend and big dreams.  But what does it all mean?
 
Friday, November 12
Nuevo Latino – Una Fiesta de Musica
In Conjunction with Latin American Culture Week
La Vie Productions & The Groove Grove present salsa, jazz and rock n’ roll – with a South American flair, starring an electric night of new Latin bands from Nueva York!
 
Saturday, November 13
Mrs. Smith Presents…
Co-Created & Performed by David Hanbury; Co-Created & Directed by Michael Goldfried
Mrs. Smith Presents a Benefit for the Carlyle Foundation Empowerment School for People and Cats with Severe and Persistent Challenges.
 
Monday, November 15
ANT FEST Double Bill
 
A Morning with Michael (or I Am My Own Skin)
Created & Performed by Michael Burbach
She’s Sleep
Created & Performed by Kristine Haruna Lee
 
First join Michael Burbach as he power mixes through his morning routine in A Morning with Michael.  Then enter the mind of a Japanese girl aspiring to be the perfect Latina ingénue in She’s Sleep.
 
Tuesday, November 16
Cold Turkey
Created & Performed by Matthew George, Ethan Kuperberg, Will Stephen
When three troubled teens are asked to perform skits, no one expects them to create a musical extravaganza. No one wanted them to, either.
 
Wednesday, November 17
Love in the Time of Channukah
Written by Joshua Elias Harmon; Directed by Mia Rovegno
College freshman gayboi is celebrating Channukah on his own for the first time. A gay fantasia (sans Kushner) in praise of Beyonce.
 
Thursday, November 18
We’re Really Happy and Have No Problems
Co-Created & Performed by Lauren Blumenfeld and Lucas Kavner; Co-Created & Directed by Peter James Cook
NYTimes.com “Vows” videos inspire this comedic look at the projection of perfection, as couples overshare the happiest goddamn day of their lives!
 
Friday, November 19
Supergood Reality
Created & Performed by Stephen Jackson Taylor
Live sound recording and video projecting; an exploration of the contemplation of our perception of Supergood Reality; a party/show like no other.

Saturday, November 20
Cinemediocracy
Created & Performed by Dylan Dawson; Directed by Stephen Brackett
Writer/performer/ex-Kim’s Video employee Dylan Dawson and friends invite you into mom’s basement for an unforgettable night with a truly forgettable film.
 
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About Ars Nova
 
Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theatre, comedy and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers.  Our unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work.  By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work.  For more information on Ars Nova's programs, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.  Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener.
 
Producing credits include: Now Circa Then, Bloodsong of Love, Missed Connections NYC, Sax & Dixon: We Thee Wed, Mel & El: Show & Tell, Two Girls for Five Bucks and the Ten Dollar HeartbreakersPlaylistJollyship the Whiz-BangBoomFrom Up HereDixie’s Tupperware Party, At Least It’s Pink, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks!, Freestyle Love Supreme and The Wau Wau Sisters.
BOHEMIAN ARCHAEOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS 
BOO(zy) 
AN EVENING OF SPIRITS AND STORYTELLING 
 
FEATURING WORKS BY CHICAGO WRITERS
 KIM MORRIS, MARGOT BORDELON, 
BOBBY BIEDRZYCKI, MOLLY EACH, & DOUG WHIPPO
 
DIRECTED BY JORDANA KRITZER 
 
TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
OCTOBER 28 & 29, 10PM @ 
DARYL ROTH THEATRE’S D-LOUNGE 
Five of Chicago’s most twisted and original writers join five of New York’s most talented actors for two nights of Halloween tales. From getting freaked out to getting their freak on these storytellers tell twisted tales to get you in the Hallows’ Eve mood. On Halloween night, a young hipster gets freaky with a hot DJ and wonders what happens when the costumes come off; a homeless man jams to ‘80s rock with a broomstick; a backpacker finds herself surrounded by freaks in the Red Light District of Amsterdam; and a bike racer dons her superhero cape and rides for her life. These stories are accompanied by a live musical soundscape and are paired with a boozy drink, one that best embodies the theme of each story. 
 
The production, presented by Bohemian Archaeology Productions will play a limited two-night engagement at Daryl Roth Theatre’s D-Lounge (101 East 15th Street) October 28 & 29 at 10pm. Tickets ($18, $15 students/seniors) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.smarttix.com. A specialty menu of BOOzy drinks chosen expressly for this event will also be available for purchase. 
BOHEMIAN ARCHAEOLOGY PRODUCTIONS is committed to creating effervescent theater by digging into new and established work. Their theater process is like an archaeological dig. They start with a script (the bare bones, so to speak) and extrapolate meaning to create a social, human environment for the script to thrive. By working directly with playwrights and involving them in the rehearsal process, they strive to breathe new life into their work.
 
Their first production, Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang, catapulted their company into existence with a wacky, off-the-wall production that played to sold-out houses in May 2006 at the Abingdon Theatre. The critics raved about their next production, Time Flies and Others by Ives by David Ives. Ticket sales exploded when The New York Times posted a rave review. The cabaret setting at the Laurie Beechman Theatre created a cozy, delicious venue for 6 of David Ives’ funniest short plays.  In 2007, they produced Wendy MacLeod’s SIN, a dark comedy about the perils of human nature at the Abingdon Theater, that thrilled New York audiences. In December 2008, they set sail as City Winery’s maiden-voyage event with Holidays Uncorked: An Evening of Original (and twisted) Holiday Stories.  The audience enjoyed a special tasting of 5 wines, one for each story, from City Winery’s vineyards. In the summer of 2010, they developed a new play with Boston playwright Mark Colb called Second Intention that culminated in a staged reading at Roy Arias’s Payan Theatre in August.
 
“A spirited production by the director Jordana Kritzer...the winning performers throw themselves into their roles, balancing Mr. Ives’s gentle absurdist tone with his Borsht Belt sensibility.” 
Jason Zinoman, The New York Times (Time Flies and Others by Ives)
“Bohemian Archeology’s production doesn’t fail to deliver… I laughed and laughed at the entire evening.” Duncan Pflaster, Broadway World (Time Flies and Others by Ives)
“Bohemian Archeology knows that sin is always in. With its Off-Off Broadway revival of Sin, Wendy MacLeod's 1994 comically cautionary tale, this young company proves that even when sin isn't original, it can still be fun.” Paul Menard, Backstage
“In Sin’s revival, directed by Jordana Kritzer, Bohemian Archaeology has captured the genius of MacLeod’s concept, enthralling theatergoers to the point of voluntary game show-style trivia.”
Nicholas Luckenbaugh,Show Business Weekly
JORDANA KRITZER (Director) is the founder of Bohemian Archaeology Productions and has served as the Artistic Director since it’s inception in 2006. Trained in acting and directing at Washington University in St. Louis, she is the recipient of the Margaret Ewing Excellence in Acting Award in 2002. During her training, Kritzer directed the inaugural university production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues as well as Psycho Beach Party, Death and the Maiden, Midnight Rodeo, Prowlers, and Stars. She toured the Northwest with Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program performing Mozart’s Magic Flute and directed Pirates of Penzance and Oklahoma at Seattle’s Civic Light Opera and Our Town at Youth Theatre Northwest. For Bohemian Archaeology, she has directed Beyond Therapy, Time Flies and Others By Ives, SIN, Holidays Uncorked, and Second Intention. Other favorite projects include BASH (Abingdon Theatre), Animal Farm and A View From the Bridge (Lasting Impressions), The Happy Prince (Minor Latham Playhouse), Project 30 (Another Urban Riff Productions), and Yes This Really Happened to Me (Theatre Seven of Chicago). Kritzer was named “100 Jews You Should Know” in the Entrepreneur category by HEEB Magazine in 2007 for directing critically acclaimed productions during medical school.
 
EMILY MADISON (Dramaturg) is Bohemian Archaeology’s Literary Manager and resident dramaturg whose credits include The Telephone Plays, Romeo and Juliet, Polis, The Private Life of Inga Snyder, The Seagull, and Big Love at Columbia University, where she is in the MFA Dramaturgy program; Coney Island Avenue (sixdollarsinmypocket productions), and The Constant Wife, His Girl Friday, and The Suspects (Guthrie Theater.) With Bohemian Archaeology Productions, she co-directed Holidays Uncorked and performed in Time Flies and Others by Ives, and served as the dramaturg for SIN and Beyond Therapy. She has also worked with the undergroundzero festival, Playscripts, Goodman Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and City Theatre in Miami, and Playwrights Horizons.
 
KIM MORRIS (Writer) is the Director of Story Development at 2nd Story of Chicago. Her work has appeared in journals such as New City, No touching, and Toasted Cheese
 
MARGOT BORDELON (Writer) is a Chicago based writer, director and performer. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven of Chicago and a company member of Serendipity Theatre Collective. In Chicago, she has also worked with Lookingglass, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Collaboraction, Timeline, Pavement Group, Live Bait, Around the Coyote, Bailiwick and Hell in a Handbag. Before moving to Chicago in 2004, Margot lived in Seattle where she worked with Seattle Repertory Theatre, Empty Space, University of Washington PATP, Live Girls! and Double Shot Productions. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Directing at Yale University.
 
BOBBY BIEDRZYCKI (Writer) is a writer and performer who is an adjunct faculty of the fiction-writing department at Columbia College Chicago where he teaches classes in both fiction and film.
 
MOLLY EACH (Writer) covers style and fashion for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Collection Magazine, CS Magazine, Store Adore and Newcity. She's performed at reading series RUI and for WBEZ's Eight-Forty-Eight and her work has appeared in the publications Annalemma Quarterly, Hair Trigger, the Story Week Reader, and on websites toasted-cheese.com and freshyarn.com. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College.
 
DOUG WHIPPO (Writer) teaches reading development, creative writing and English-as-a-Second Language through various schools. Excerpts from his novel, Jelly's Last Dance, appear in Hair Trigger issues 22, 23 and 28, as well as in F Magazine.
All of the writers stem from the critically acclaimed 2nd Story of Chicago www.2ndstory.com
“2nd Story brings together fine writers, fine drinks, and some unpredictable tunes.”Time Out Chicago
“If these young artists represent the future of Off-Loop theatre, we’re in very good hands indeed.” 
The Chicago Reader
 
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80’S ICON, FORMER ALL-STATE CHORAL MEMBER

AND FRONTMAN FOR TWISTED SISTER

DEE SNIDER

TO STAR IN BROADWAY’S BEST PARTY

11 WEEK LIMITED RUN

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11 – DECEMBER 24, 2010

ROCK SENATE HEARINGS: HOSTED POST-SHOW WITH DEE SNIDER

TO OCCUR EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT

COMMENCING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010

WITH SPECIAL GUEST – FOREIGNER’S MICK JONES

ON BROADWAY

AT THE BROOKS ATKINSON THEATRE

The producers of the smash hit musical ROCK OF AGES announced today that frontman for the 80’s sensation Twisted Sister, Dee Snider, will make his Broadway debut in the role of “Dennis” for an 11-week limited run, October 11- December 24, 2010 at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). 

While perhaps best known as the lead singer of 80's sensation, Twisted Sister, Dee Snider can also claim credit as the writer of their hits 'I Wanna Rock' and 'We're Not Gonna Take It', both of which are featured in ROCK OF AGES.  His film acting credits include the cult horror movie classic StrangeLand, which he also wrote, and VH1's “Warning: Parental Advisory,” with Jason Priestley and Mariel Hemingway.  Amongst his many television appearances, he starred in CMT's hit reality show “Gone Country” and this summer saw the launch of his own A&E reality show “Growing Up Twisted.”  Dee has been doing radio in various forms for well over a decade now and his nationally syndicated radio show 'House of Hair' is heard on more than 200 stations in North America.  

Beginning on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, Dee Snider will host post-show “Rock Senate Hearings,” which will occur every Tuesday night and feature Q & A’s with special guests and ROA stars.  Mick Jones, founder of the rock band Foreigner and author of the smash hit song, ‘I Want to Know What Love Is,’ which is featured in ROCK OF AGES, will kick off the “Hearings” with Snider on October 19.  Special guests will be announced on ROA’s social media sites each week.

The music that ignited a generation is heating up Broadway in the smash hit, ROCK OF AGES. The classic rock love story of the decade erupts into Broadway’s best party, all to the sounds of such feel-good, sing-out-loud songs as Every Rose Has Its Thorn, I Wanna Know What Love Is, Here I Go Again, Don’t Stop Believin’ and more. Get your tickets to this hilarious five-time Tony nominated musical—and get ready to have nothin’ but a good time.

The show is written by Chris D’Arienzo (writer and director of the upcoming film Barry Munday), directed by Kristin Hanggi (Bare, Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip) and choreographed by Kelly Devine (Jersey Boys – Associate Choreographer). Scenic design is by Beowulf Boritt, costume design is by Tony Nominee Gregory Gale, lighting design is by Jason Lyons, sound design is by Peter Hylenski, and projection design is by Zachary Borovay.

Dee Snider will join current ROCK OF AGES stars Joey Taranto, Emily Padgett, Mitchell Jarvis, Jay Klaitz, Michele Mais, Josephine Rose Roberts, Paul Schoeffler, Derek St. Pierre, Jenifer Foote, Ericka Hunter, Michael Minarik, Julie Nelson, Justin Matthew Sargent, Matthew Stocke, Sarrah Strimel, Andre Ward, Katie Webber and Jeremy Woodard.                             

Rockin’ in the on-stage band, ARSENAL, are Music Director/ keyboardist Henry Aronson, lead guitarist Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger), drummer Jon Weber, bassist Winston Roye and guitar player Tommy Kessler.  The Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations are by Ethan Popp, with Original Arrangements by David Gibbs.

ROCK OF AGES opened to rave reviews in Canada on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 where it is currently playing the legendary Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto and recently launched its first National Tour starring Constantine Maroulis and will be hitting the following cities in the next few weeks: Boston, MA (October 6 - 17, 2010); Minneapolis, MN (October 19 - 24, 2010); and Cincinnati, OH (October 26 - Nov 7, 2010).  ROCK OF AGESwill also head down under and open at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, Australia in April 2011.

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com/ 877-250-2929 or in person at The Brooks Atkinson Box Office (256 W. 47th Street).

The performance schedule is Monday at 8pm, Tuesday at 7pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm & 7:30pm.

www.RockofAgesMusical.com

Twitter.com/RockofAges

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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
Announces Joel Grey Will Return To Broadway
as "Moonface Martin"!
&
Tickets Go On-Sale
American Express Exclusive Pre-Sale begins October 4th, 2010
Public On-Sale begins October 10th, 2010

Sutton Foster
And
Joel Grey
To star
In a new Broadway production of

ANYTHING GOES

Music & Lyrics by
Cole Porter

Original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton
and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse

New book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

Directed & Choreographed by
Kathleen Marshall

Click here for a Q&A with Artistic Director Todd Haimes about the production.<http://www.myroundaboutblog.com/?p=2108>

Previews begin March 10th, 2011;
Official Opening April 7th, 2011
on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announces Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey will return to Broadway to join the cast of the new Broadway production of Anything Goes, starring Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as "Reno Sweeney."  Anything Goes will mark Mr. Grey's seventh Broadway production.

Directed & choreographed by Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes will begin performances March 10th, 2011 and officially open on April 7th, 2011 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).

Beginning Monday, October 4th, 2010, tickets will be available exclusively to American Express® cardmembers by calling (212) 239-6200 or at www.roundabouttheatre.org.  Beginning Friday, October 8th, tickets will be available to members of Roundabout's Email Club (www.roundabouttheatre.org/email_club.htm).  Beginning Sunday, October 10th at 12AM, tickets go on-sale to the public.  Tickets will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre Box Office (124 W. 43rd St) will open in Winter 2011, at a date to be announced.

Music & lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; New book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.

Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey returns to Broadway as "Moonface Martin."  In a career that was launched in the early 1950's, Joel Grey has created indelible stage roles including the iconic M.C. in Cabaret (Tony® Award), as song and dance man George M. Cohan in George M! (Tony® nomination), as Charley VII in Goodtime Charlie (Tony® nomination), as Jacobowsky in The Grand Tour (Tony® nomination), as Olim in New York City Opera's Silverlake, as Amos Hart in the landmark revival of Chicago and as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Wicked.

The creative team includes Rob Fisher (Music Supervisor).  The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes) and Peter Kaczorowski (Lights).  Additional design team and cast members will be announced shortly.

ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid new production of Cole Porter's musical romp across the Atlantic.  When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love... proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theater's most memorable standards, including "You're the Top," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "It's De-Lovely," "I Get A Kick Out of You," and "Anything Goes."

Two-time Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall returns to the Roundabout, where she directed and choreographed the Tony® Award winning musical The Pajama Game starring Harry Connick Jr. and Kelli O'Hara.  Her history with Roundabout began in 1993 when she was the Associate Choreographer to her brother Rob Marshall in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of She Loves Me.  Kathleen also choreographed Roundabout's productions of Follies and 1776 and won a 2004 Tony® Award for her choreography of Wonderful Town.

The musical Anything Goes, premiered on Broadway on November 21, 1934 at the Alvin Theatre, starring Ethel Merman. The first Broadway revival of Anything Goes premiered on Broadway on October 19, 1987 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and received the Tony® Award for best revival.

Major support for Anything Goes provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Anything Goes benefits from Roundabout's Musical Theatre Fund with gifts from Peter and Leni May and The Kaplen Foundation.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Beginning Monday, October 4th, 2010, tickets will be available exclusively to American Express® cardmembers by calling (212) 239-6200 or at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

Beginning Friday, October 8th, tickets will be available to members of Roundabout's Email Club.
Visit www.roundabouttheatre.org/email_club.htm by October 8th to join the Email Club and receive purchase information.

Beginning Sunday, October 10th at 12AM, tickets go on-sale to the public.
Tickets will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre Box Office (124 W. 43rd St) will open in Winter 2011, at a date to be announced.

To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300.  Ticket prices range from $87-$137.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Anything Goes will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.

Biographies:
SUTTON FOSTER (Reno Sweeney) recently starred on Broadway as Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical, for which she was honored with Tony and Drama Desk nominations, and the Outer Critics Circle Award.  Prior to that, Sutton was Inga in the Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein, Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, LA Ovation Award) and Jo March in Little Women: The Musical (2005 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations).  She is the recipient of the 2002 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Awards for her performance as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, a role she created in the 2000 La Jolla Playhouse premiere.  Other Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Annie, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Grease!.  Regional productions include What the World Needs Now (Old Globe), Dorian (Goodspeed), The Three Musketeers (San Jose Musical Theater), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Sally in Me and My Girl (both at Pittsburgh CLO).  She has toured nationally in The Will Rogers Follies, Les Miserables, and Grease!.  She has appeared as Svetlana in Chess in Concert and as the "I'm the Greatest Star" Fanny Brice in Funny Girl in Concert, both Actors Fund of America benefits.  On television, Sutton recently guest starred on "Law & Order: SVU."  Other appearances include the Disney Channel's "Johnny and the Sprites" and several episodes of the HBO series, "The Flight of the Conchords."  Sutton has performed in concert at Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, at Feinstein's, Joe's Pub, and at concert halls and theaters across the country.  Recordings include The Maury Yeston Songbook (PS Classics), Jule Styne in Hollywood, and the original cast recordings of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein and Shrek.  Her debut solo CD, Wish (Ghostlight Records), was recently released to critical acclaim and is now available in stores.  She has just completed a sold-out limited run of the highly-anticipated City Center Encores! production of Stephen Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle, starring as Nurse Fay Apple.  She is a proud teacher at New York University and Ball State University. Visit her website: www.suttonfoster.com.

JOEL GREY (Moonface Martin).  In a career that was launched in the early 1950's, Joel Grey has created indelible stage roles each decade since: as the iconic M.C. in Cabaret (1966, Tony Award), as song and dance man George M. Cohan in George M! (1967, Tony nomination), as Charley VII in Goodtime Charlie (1975, Tony nomination), as Jacobowsky in The Grand Tour (1979, Tony nomination), as Olim in New York City Opera's Silverlake (1981), as Amos Hart in the landmark revival of Chicago (1996), and as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Wicked (2004).   Joel's non-musical stage roles include John Guare's Marco Polo Sings a Solo (1975) at the Public Theatre; the title role in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Chekhov's Platonov (1978); Larry Kramer's seminal The Normal Heart (1986) at the Public Theatre; the American Repertory Theatre's production of Ibsen's When We Dead Awaken (1991) at the Sao Paulo Biennale, directed by Robert Wilson; Herringbone at the Hartford Stage (1992); John Patrick Shanley's A Fool and Her Fortune (NY Stage and Film, 1992); and in the Roundabout Theatre production of Brian Friel's Give Me Your Answer, Do! (1999), for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination.  Grey's film credits include Cabaret (Academy Award), Frank Perry's Man on A Swing (1974), Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976); Herbert Ross' The Seven Percent Solution (1976); Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, Golden Globe Nomination); Steven Soderbergh's Kafka (1991); Altman's The Player (1992); Phillip Haas' The Music of Chance (1993); Michael Ritchie's adaptation of The Fantasticks (2000); Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark (2000) with Bjork and Catherine Deneuve; and Clark Gregg's Choke, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.  Joel's recent television credits include "Alias," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Brooklyn Bridge,"  (Emmy Award-nomination), "Oz," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "House," "Brothers & Sisters," "Private Practice," and "Grey's Anatomy."  In April 2010, The Paley Center for Media in New York presented "An Evening with Joel Grey," celebrating Joel's remarkable, multi-decade career in television.  Joel is also an internationally exhibited, acclaimed photographer.  He has had three photography books published: Pictures I Had to Take (2003), Looking Hard at Unexamined Things (2006), and 1.3: Images from My Phone (2009).  Joel Grey is one of only eight actors to have won both the Tony and Academy award for the same role.  In 1984, he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and has received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Artist Award from the Los Angeles Music Center.  In 1993, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis presented Joel with the Municipal Arts Society medal naming him a Living New York Landmark.  In October 2009, Grey performed at Carnegie Hall, alongside Lady Gaga, Bono, Rufus Wainwright and more to benefit (RED) and help stop AIDS in Africa.  He is currently directing an all-star, one-night only staged reading of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart on Broadway to benefit The Actors Fund and Friends in Deed.

KATHLEEN MARSHALL (Director/Choreographer). Kathleen Marshall directed and choreographed the most recent Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Grease, The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards for Best Choreography and nominations for direction) starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Wonderful Town (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Astaire Awards for Best Choreography and nominations for direction).  She directed and choreographed the Disney/ABC tele-pic, Once Upon A Mattress, starring Tracey Ullman and Carol Burnett, and choreographed their previous tele-pic, The Music Man, starring Matthew Broderick (Emmy nomination). She choreographed the Broadway productions of Boeing Boeing, Little Shop Of Horrors, Follies (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), Seussical, Kiss Me, Kate (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations), Ring Round The Moon (Lincoln Center Theater), 1776 (Roundabout) and Swinging On A Star (Drama Desk nomination), as well as the West End revival of Kiss Me, Kate (Olivier Award nomination).  She is an Artistic Associate of City Center Encores!, where she was the Artistic Director for four seasons.  For Encores!, she directed and choreographed Applause, 70 Girls 70, House Of Flowers, Carnival, Hair, Wonderful Town and Babes In Arms and co-conceived and staged the Broadway Bash concert.  She also choreographed the Encores! productions of L'il Abner, The Boys From Syracuse, Dubarry Was A Lady and Call Me Madam.  For the New York Shakespeare Festival, she directed and choreographed Two Gentlemen Of Verona and for Second Stage Theatre, she directed and choreographed Saturday Night, the New York premiere of Stephen Sondheim's first musical. Her national tours include Kiss Me, Kate, Sunset Boulevard starring Petula Clark and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music Of The Night.  Other credits include Violet (Playwrights Horizons), As Thousands Cheer (Drama Dept.) and Time And Again (Old Globe Theatre).  For the Library of Congress, she directed a 70th Birthday Celebration for Stephen Sondheim and she has staged tributes to Jason Robards, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin for the Kennedy Center Honors.  She served as assistant choreographer to her brother, Rob Marshall, on the Broadway productions of Kiss Of The Spider Woman, She Loves Me and Damn Yankees.  She is the Vice President of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and is an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.

Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout's mission.  Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.  Roundabout's Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions.  Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.

American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Flatotel is the official hotel of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties; the New York Department of State; the New York State Department of Education; and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Anything Goes benefits from Roundabout's Musical Theatre Fund with gifts from Marty and Perry Granoff, HRH Foundation, Ted and Mary Jo Shen, Peter and Leni May, Tom and Diane Tuft, The Kaplen Foundation, and one anonymous donor.

Major support for Anything Goes is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Roundabout Theatre Company's 2010-2011 season features George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession starring Cherry Jones, directed by Doug Hughes; Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice; Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still, directed by Sam Gold; Julia Cho's The Language Archive, directed by Mark Brokaw; Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, starring and directed by Brian Bedford; Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore starring Olympia Dukakis, directed by Michael Wilson; Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; David West Read's The Dream of Burning Boy, directed by Evan Cabnet.  Roundabout's sold out production of The 39 Steps made its third transfer to the New World Stages after a successful Broadway run at three Broadway theatres.

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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