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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway League and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is presently the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers Association, AEA and AFTRA.

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

THE SHOW THAT TIME MAGAZINE NAMED

THE BEST MUSICAL OF THE DECADE

Billy Elliot The Musical

HOSTS OPEN CALL FOR BALLET GIRLS

 AT THE BROADHURST THEATRE

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2010

On Saturday, September 18th Billy Elliot the Musical will hold an open call for Ballet Girls at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W 44th St).  Sign up begins at 10am.  Billy Elliot is on the lookout for dancers with strong tap skills from 8-12 years old to shine as Billy Elliot’s Ballet Girls.  The production is seeking a variety of shapes and sizes (tiny, chubby, lanky, quirky, etc) with expressive character and lots of personality - not your traditional ballerina - to be cast in all North American Billy Elliot productions.  For more information about the audition please visit www.BeBilly.com

Billy Elliot the Musical winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry.

Billy Elliot is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.

Tickets for Billy Elliot the Musical range from $41.50 to $141.50, and can be purchased at the Imperial Theatre Box Office (240 West 45th Street) or by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or visiting www.Telecharge.com.  The playing schedule for Billy Elliot through Labor Day is as follows: Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and Sunday at 7:30pm.

Billy Elliot the Musical is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn and Sally Greene. Angela Morrison and David Furnish are Executive Producers. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, the associate director is Julian Webber, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.

 

For tickets and information visit www.BillyElliotBroadway.com 

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

TO PREMIERE A MAJOR NEW SPECTACLE

AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN SUMMER 2011

Directed by François Girard

Montreal, September 14, 2010 - Cirque du Soleil announced today that it will debut a major new acrobatic spectacle next summer at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York. Proudly presented by iShares®, the new show, whose name will be announced in the coming weeks, will be directed by acclaimed film and theatre director François Girard (The Red Violin, Silk).  Created especially for the landmark theater, previews will begin for the new production in June 2011, with the premiere date to be confirmed shortly.

Directed by François Girard, the new showtakes place in an abandoned theatre and follows a magician who has lost his love and with her, his magic has disappeared. As he cries and begs the Gods for her return he is plunged into a world inhabited by surreal creatures. The diverse cast of 71 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary.

Along with François Girard, the creative team consists of 12 creators under the artistic guidance of Cirque du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix:

François Girard – Writer and Director

One of Quebec’s most highly-regarded creators, François Girard is equally at ease in cinema (Silk, The Red Violin), opera, visual arts and theatre and has earned an enviable international reputation over the years. A keen music lover, he is particularly known for the hybrid worlds he creates in which music plays a predominant role. His works are recognized for their great musicality, both in terms of sound and image. This will be his second creation for Cirque du Soleil, following ZED, the Tokyo resident show.

Line Tremblay – Director of Creation

Line Tremblay has worked in many capacities for Cirque du Soleil since the company was founded in 1984. Starting in 1992 she worked as the assistant to the director for the creation of the shows Mystère, Alegría, Quidam, “O” and La Nouba. Line also contributed her talent to Quidam as Artistic Director and was Director of Creation for the Corteo and ZED.

Stéphane Roy – Set and Props Designer

Stéphane Roy has worked as both a set designer and artistic director on over 100 productions in Montreal and abroad. While primarily active in theatre and dance, he has also worked in film, television, advertising and variety shows. Stéphane designed the sets for the Cirque du Soleilshows Dralion, Varekai, Zumanity and KOOZA.

Alan Hranitelj – Costume Designer

Alan Hranitelj has participated in many group exhibitions and fashion shows both in Slovenia, where he's been living for the past  25 years, and abroad. In 1991, he designed haute couture collections in Milan, but he soon quit catwalks and returned to his first love, stage. He mostly designs for drama, opera and film. This is his first show for Cirque du Soleil.

Nick Littlemore – Composer and Musical Director

Nick Littlemore is an Australian musician and producer, known as frontman of acclaimed electronic act Pnau (with Peter Mayes) and one part of electro pop-duo Empire of the Sun (with Luke Steele). He is also a member of art-rock band Teenager (with Pip Brown a.k.a Ladyhawke). As a producer he has worked with Sir Elton John, Groove Armada, Ellie Goulding, Robbie Williams, Flora Purim and many others. This new production will be his first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.

Sir Elton John will be guiding his protégé Nick Littlemore through the creative process of this new production.

Debra Brown – Choreographer

Dancer and choreographer Debra Brown is internationally-renowned for her unique body of work blending acrobatics and dance. Ever keen to diversify and reinvent, Debra has forged her impressive and unconventional creative path, working with artists and groups from a wide variety of disciplines. She worked with François Girard on ZED and this new production will be her eleventh production with Cirque du Soleil.

Elena Kolyadenko – Choreographer

Elena Kolyadenko has been active in the artistic world in Ukraine and Russia for many years. For the past seven years, she has created and has been managing the Ukraine dance group FreedomBallet. She has worked on a number of productions on many capacities: casting, staging, musical orchestration, and costume design. Moreover, she has been a ballet coach for the Shchepkin Theater (Ukraine), as well as manager and choreographer for the Art Classic Ballet. This will be her first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.

Alain Lortie – Lighting Designer

More than 25 years ago, Alain Lortie began working with multi-talented Quebec artists such as Michel Lemieux, Marie Chouinard and Edward Lock, and has since collaborated on many variety, opera and music shows both in Quebec and Europe. He also designed the lighting for several productions in Asia. Alain has worked with many Quebec stage directors including Robert Lepage and François Girard. He created the lighting design for the Cirque du Soleil shows Soleil de Minuit and DELIRIUM.

Raymond St-Jean – Image Content Designer

Director, video designer, writer and Editor Raymond Saint-Jean began his career directing music videos and short films. Since then, he has turned to dramas, documentaries and films about the performing arts. Raymond has made his talents as a “video set designer” available to a number of artists and companies in the arts world across North America. Raymond previously worked on the Cirque du Soleil show, ZAIA, the resident show in Macau.

Steven Dubuc – Sound Designer

A self-taught creator with an adventurous mind, Steve Dubuc worked on a large number of artistic projects across the globe as a sound engineer, chief sound engineer and sound technician. He has worked as a technical director on various Cirque du Soleil shows. This will be his second Cirque du Soleil show as sound designer, following ZAIA.

Florence Pot – Acrobatic Performance Designer

With her university training in physical education and sports psychology, Florence Pot took on many projects in the world of gymnastics as a trainer and choreographer prior to joining Cirque du Soleil as an acrobatic scout and, later, chief scout. In 2006 she accepted the invitation to become Acrobatic Performance Designer on the Cirque du Soleil resident show ZED in Tokyo—a role she reprised on the big top show TOTEM.

Danny Zen – Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer

Danny Zen first arrived at Cirque du Soleil in 1990 to work as a welder in the company’s workshops, and then worked as mechanic, head usher and tent technician before becoming head rigger on Quidam in 1996. Danny also worked at Montreal’s National Circus School and later participated in the development of aerial acrobatic elements at Cirque du Soleil. Danny was on the creation team for the big top shows Corteo and KOOZA. 

Eleni Uranis – Makeup Designer

Eleni Uranis joined Cirque du Soleil in 1989 as assistant to costume designer Dominique Lemieux. This led to many other projects and in 2004 Eleni’s career took a new direction with the Cirque du Soleil makeup department, creating designs for the touring show Dralion. She has also designed the make-up for the Tokyo resident show ZED and the New York seasonal holiday show Wintuk.

iShares® is the presenting sponsor of this new production. American Express® is the official sponsor.

Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,200 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in nearly 300 cities on five continents.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

To find out more about the One Drop Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.

”DANCING THROUGH COLLEGE AND BEYOND”

FREE EVENT – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3rd

The Juilliard School (Lincoln Center) NYC

 

“Dancing Through College and Beyond” will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010. Registration begins at 9am and the sessions begin at 10am; the conference ends at 5pm. 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 special event is FREE but it does require pre-registration at http://dancingthroughcollege.eventbrite.com/

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.

Some of the confirmed participating schools include:  The Ailey School / Fordham University;  American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA);  The Boston Conservatory; California Institute of the Arts; Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts;  Hofstra University;  Hollins University; The Juilliard School;  Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus;  Marymount Manhattan College;  Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University;  Montclair State University;  Princeton University; Sarah Lawrence College; University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA);  The University of Massachusetts, Amherst and additional schools will be added upon registration.

The first of its kind in New York City, this symposium is not-to-be-missed for all serious dance students and their teachers and parents. 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 a FREE lunch as well as 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.  For additional information or questions please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (347) 618-1734.

If you are a college dance program representative and would like to register for the Information Fair, please contact Veronica Carnero of Dancewave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (718) 522-4696.

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.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:13

October Events at Horse Trade Theater Group

OCTOBER EVENTS @ 
HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP
 
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EVENTS
 
Dysfunctional Theatre Company presents
Brew of the Dead 2: Oktoberflesh 
Sunday, October 31 at 4pm Pay-What-You-Will
UNDER St. Marks (94. St Marks Place) 
In 2008, Brew of the Dead asked the question, "When the Apocalypse comes, will there be beer?" There was.  Now, the much-anticipated sequel, Brew of the Dead 2: Oktoberflesh asks an even more important question, "If I'm a zombie, can I still get high?" This special, one night only staged reading features the original Brew of the Dead cast in an all new horror comedy experience full of brains, hallucinogens and undead drama.
 
BTK Band & FRIGID Lottery Drawing 
Sunday, October 31 at 8pm FREE
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
The BTK Band performs their third annual Halloween spectacular, with new songs and costumes. Embracing their normal chaos, fifteen Frigid Festival 2011 participants are drawn at random during the show. Come witness Agony and Ecstasy at the hands of NYC's hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band. There will be beer. You will also have candy thrown at your face.
 
WEEKLY EVENTS
 
Penny’s Open Mic
Every Tuesday @ 9pm  $3 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, and other creative folks are invited to put their two cents in at this weekly gathering hosted by Penny Pollak. 
Rudi Macaggi The Acromedian
Every Wednesday @ 10:30pm $15
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) 
When Rudi Macaggi is on stage it’s not just a show it’s an event, an hour and 20 minutes of Music, Danger, and Acrobatic Genius, boasting four appearances on The Jay Leno Show in the last year, and described as “The most exciting, dangerous thing… ever on "Americas Got Talent” by Judge Piers Morgan.  Catch Rudi live! ...and risking his life, every Wednesday night at 10:30pm. 
MONTHLY EVENTS
 
Shotz
Monday, October 4 @ 7:30pm & 8:30pm $10 (includes a free beer) 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Six playwrights and directors get a week and a half to write and rehearse a short play based around three conditions, a theme, and a pre-selected cast, and then its go time. Different playwrights and directors featured every month.
 
God Tastes Like Chicken 
Thursday, October 7 @ 10:30pm FREE
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
The brainchild of erotic balloon artist John Murdock, the cast of God Tastes Like Chicken serves up society's sacred cows medium rare, with improv, sketch comedy, stand-up, chickens, and heresy.
The Adam Wade Show @ 7pm 
BTK Band @ 9pm
Monday, October 11  $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Moth storytelling favorite, Adam Wade, has put together many of his winning heartfelt and humorous stories for a special show. He’ll also sing a few songs, and play video shorts. No two shows will be the same. A different featured guest will start the evening off. The BTK Band, NYC’s hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band, will follow Adam. Raconteurs regale the audience with true stories from their lives while music and lyrics are improvised to turn their stories into songs. As if Tom Waits and The Moth delivered a baby from the gaping maw of Chaos. 
Sketch Block 
Wednesday, October 13 @ 9pm $5 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Sketch Comedy meets Block Party. This monthly show features a guest host comedian, three guest sketch troupes and drinking. Come meet, mingle, and perform! 
Cognac Live Radio Orchestra 
Sunday, October 17 @ 7pm Pay-What-You-Will
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
"Turn on the radio, Dad, it's Sunday!” Cognac Live Radio Orchestra presents a sweet tirade of radio plays, audio sketches, and character pieces. Experience foley effects, musical acts, and a professional dance crew bringing you a delightful live comedy hour. Free clementines.
TOLD
An evening of themed storytelling
Monday, October 18 @ 7pm Pay-What-You-Will 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
TOLD is a monthly storytelling show hosted by Seth Lind. Each month New York's best performers take the stage to tell true stories related to a central theme. A special guest provides interludes to glue the evening together into a collective experience. 
Revealed Burlesque 
Wednesday, October 20 @ 10pm  $20 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Revealed is a cutting-edge burlesque show with a sinfully dirty twist. This unique and extra-sultry night features the sexiest, most notorious burlesque performers in New York City, as you’ve never seen them before! Come experience an evening of salacious striptease and skin, where the climax of each number leaves everything…revealed.
Soul Glo 
Thursday, October 21 @ 10:30pm $5 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Soul Glo is a variety show starring the all African-American cast of Nobody's Token performing a completely improvised sitcom. The show also features multi-cultural stand-up and sketch comedy by some of the most talented underground comics in New York.
A Flawed Pursuit of Happiness
Wednesday, October 27 @ 9pm Pay-What-You-Will 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Tim Warner is one of the most brutally honest and vulnerable comedians working today. His material scrutinizes the outside world by sharing all the mistakes he has made in life. While focusing on his flaws, he breaks down the fourth wall and connects with audiences cautiously exposing his hope for humanity.
HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work, it has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater.  Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent Theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. 
"If it’s fun, funky, artsy, absurd and original, chances are it’s probably from the folks at Horse Trade Theater Group" The Villager
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Roundabout Theatre Company

The Broadway community will gather to honor Stephen Sondheim
as the marquee is unveiled on the newly dedicated
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
TOMORROW!
Wednesday, September 15th
6:30PM

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre is located at 124 West 43rd St.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15th at 6:30PM, the Broadway community will gather alongside Stephen Sondheim as the lights of the newly dedicated Stephen Sondheim Theatre marquee are lit for the first time.

Roundabout Theatre Company will host the event to honor the most celebrated artist in American musical theatre.  The participants in the event will include his longtime collaborators Patti LuPone, Nathan Lane & John Weidman as well as Tom Tuft, Chairman of Roundabout Theatre Company's Board of Directors and Mr. Sondheim himself.

The event will take place directly in front of the theatre's marquee at 124 West 43rd Street, beginning at 6:30PM.  The first 50 people in line for the event, beginning at 6pm, will receive a complimentary copy of the recently released Original Broadway Cast Recording of Sondheim on Sondheim, donated by PS Classics.

In order to facilitate this dedication, a small group of Stephen Sondheim devotees initiated a generous contribution to the renaming dedication of the theatre to support Roundabout's Musical Theatre Fund.  The Musical Theatre Fund was established in 2003 by Roundabout's Board of Directors to sustain this important art form and insure that Roundabout can continue its mission to produce musical revivals as well as developing new musicals by both established and emerging composers.

Roundabout has a long relationship with Stephen Sondheim having produced five Tony Award® nominated Sondheim revivals including Company (1995), Follies (2001), Tony Award® winning Assassins (2004), Pacific Overtures (2004), Sunday in the Park with George (2008) & the recent acclaimed production of Sondheim on Sondheim.  In 2009 Roundabout presented a one-night only gala concert reading of A Little Night Music at Studio 54 starring Natasha Richardson, Victor Garber and Vanessa Redgrave.  In 2005, Roundabout honored Sondheim with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre for the indelible impact his life's work has made on the theatre world.

ABOUT STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Stephen Sondheim is widely acknowledged as the most innovative, most influential, and most important composer and lyricist in modern Broadway history.  He is the winner of an Academy Award, numerous Tony Awards*, multiple Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize.  Some of his other accolades include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors (1993), the National Medal of Arts (1996), the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Gold Medal for Music (2006) and a special Tony Award*for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (2008).

His extensive body of work has revolutionized the musical theatre canon and has made him perhaps the greatest stage composer of the last 100 years.  Sondheim's musical sophistication, which combines intricate vocal lines and inventive harmonies with intelligent lyrics and subject matter, is an ability that is unmatched by many of his musical theatre peers.  Simply put, he is a legend.

Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for Road Show (2008),  Passion (1994), Assassins (1991), Into the Woods (1987), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sweeney Todd (1979), Pacific Overtures (1976), The Frogs (1974), A Little Night Music (1973), Follies (1971; revised in London, 1987), Company (1970), Anyone Can Whistle (1964) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), as well as the lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965) and additional lyrics for Candide (1973). Side by Side by Sondheim (1976), Marry Me a Little (1981), You're Gonna Love Tomorrow (1983) and Putting It Together (1993/99) are anthologies of his work, as is the new musical Sondheim on Sondheim. He composed the film scores of Stavisky (1974) and Reds (1981) and songs for Dick Tracy (Academy Award, 1990). He also wrote songs for the television production "Evening Primrose" (1966), co-authored, with Anthony Perkins, the film The Last of Sheila (1973) and, with George Furth, the play Getting Away with Murder (1996), and provided incidental music for the plays The Girls of Summer (1956), Invitation to a March (1961) and Twigs (1971). He won Tony Awards for Best Score for a Musical for Passion, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Follies and Company. All of these shows won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, as did Pacific Overtures and Sunday in the Park with George, the latter also receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Saturday Night (1954), his first professional musical, finally had its New York premiere in 1999 at Second Stage Theatre.

ABOUT THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM (FORMERLY HENRY MILLER'S) THEATRE

The Durst Organization and Bank of America completed construction and restoration of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on West 43rd Street in Times Square in May 2009.  The Stephen Sondheim Theatre is the first new Broadway theatre built in over a decade and sets new standards for environmentally sustainable design and construction of performing arts venues.  The Stephen Sondheim Theatre sits behind the preserved and restored neo-Georgian façade of the original 1918 theatre.

By 1969, after being used as a Broadway theatre for 51 years the Stephen Sondheim Theatre was abandoned as a legitimate theater.  In 1998, Roundabout Theatre Company transformed, reopened and operated the venue as a Broadway theatre with their Tony award winning production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret.  Cabaret ran for nine months, closed because of a construction accident at an adjacent building, re-opened briefly, and transferred to Studio 54 for a five-year run.

Based on Roundabout's proven track record of successfully revitalizing and managing theatres, a unique opportunity was presented to Roundabout by The Durst Organization, New York's leading developer of eco-friendly buildings.  In September 2009, Roundabout Theatre Company became the curator of the new state-of-the-art, 1,055-seat Broadway theatre, New York's first LEED rated theatre, built as part of the Bank of America at One Bryant Park project.

The revitalization of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre is consistent with Roundabout's history of bringing dilapidated, lost theatres back to life and programming the venues as viable, live performance spaces for the benefit of theatre artists and audiences and managing them efficiently.

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre serves the company's mission by providing more opportunities for artists as well as audiences.  With the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Roundabout will create 80-100 new jobs each year for artists and theatre staff through its activities.

With the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and as a result of the overwhelming response to Roundabout's audience development programs, Roundabout expanded Access Roundabout offering even more discounted tickets during the 2009-2010 season.  A total of 34,000 tickets at $10-$20 was allotted to underserved audiences, which is an increase of 12,000 tickets over the past season.

The beautifully revitalized theatre is used for Roundabout productions.  Ensuring year-round occupancy of first-rate Broadway productions, the theatre will also be rented to commercial producers and other not-for-profit theatres.  The Pee Wee Herman Show will play a limited run in the theatre this fall.

ABOUT ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country's leading not-for-profit theatres.  The company contributes invaluably to New York's cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new works by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today's 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.  Roundabout also programs the Stephen Sondheim Theatre which is the first new Broadway theatre built in over a decade and set new standards for environmentally sustainable design and construction of performing arts venues.

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 among many private foundations, corporations, individuals, and patrons.

Roundabout Theatre Company's 2010-2011 season features George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession starring Cherry Jones & Sally Hawkins, 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.  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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Drama Desk and Obie Award-Winning Keen Company
Kicks Off Their 10th Anniversary Season
Celebrating the Work of Michael Frayn
Featuring the US Premiere of
ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Previews Begin Today, September 14th/Opening Night Set for September 26th

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company (Carl Forsman, Artistic Director/Wayne Kelton, Executive Director) begins its 10th anniversary season celebrating the work of Michael Frayn, author of such acclaimed hits as Noises Off and Copenhagen, with the US premiere of Alphabetical Order, based on the revised version performed at the Hampstead Theater for their 2009 revival. Mr. Forsman will direct.

Performances for this limited Off-Broadway engagement of Alphabetical Order at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), will begin today, Tuesday, September 14th and continue through October 26th only, with opening night set for September 28th. Featured in the cast are Brad Bellamy, William Connell, John Windsor Cunningham, Margaret Daly, Paul Molnar, Angela Reed, and Audrey Lynn Weston. Design team includes Josh Bradford, Jill Du Boff, Nathan Heverin, and Jennifer Paar.

Alphabetical Order was first produced at Hampstead in 1975. It subsequently transferred to the West End and won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy. This early version was seen in the US at the Long Wharf Theater in 1976.  Set in a provincial newspaper office in the 1970s, where it’s just another day of chaos in the cuttings library: files all over the floor, phones ringing, but where is Lucy the librarian? Her life (when she finally arrives), and the lives of the journalists who take refuge in her muddled retreat, turn out to be as confused as the library itself. Into this comfortable little world steps Lesley, Lucy's new assistant. She's young, bright, and she wants system and order. Things are about to change.

“Keen Company has a long tradition of finding plays the theater has forgotten and giving them new life, like The Breadwinner by Somerset Maugham or I Never Sang For My Father by Robert Anderson. This year we are thrilled to present these two plays which both speak powerfully to the challenges of living a life of generosity and compassion. These works display Mr. Frayn’s enormous range as a dramatist – both the brilliant comic writer known for the greatest farce of the 20th Century, and the master observer of the human condition in the tradition of Chekhov,” said Forsman.

Keen Company produces sincere plays. We believe that theater is at its most powerful when texts and productions are generous in spirit and provoke identification. Inspired by the works of early 20th Century American playwrights, Keen Company demonstrates that an earnest intent can still be sophisticated. We are unafraid of emotional candor, vulnerability, and optimism. Keen Company seeks to create a culture of artists, technicians, administrators and audiences who share a desire to invigorate the theater with productions that connect us through humor, heart and hope.

Michael Frayn began his career as a reporter on The Guardian, then became a columnist on that paper from 1959 to 1962, and for The Observer from 1962 to 1968. He has published ten novels - Spies, Headlong, Tin Men, The Russian Interpreter, Towards The End Of Morning, A Very Private Life, Sweet Dreams, The Trick Of It, A Landing On The Sun, and Now You Know, together with two philosophical works, Constructions and The Human Touch. He has written a number of plays for television and for the stage including The Two Of Us, Alphabetical Order, Donkeys' Years, Clouds, Balmoral (Liberty Hall), Make and Break, Noises Off, Benefactors, Look Look and Here. Alphabetical Order, Make and Break and Noises Off all received Best Comedy of the Year Awards, while Benefactors was named Best Play of the Year. He has translated four of Chekhov's full-length plays - The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, The Seagull and Uncle Vanya and adapted Chekhov's first, untitled play as Wild Honey. He has also translated four of his one-act plays - The Evils Of Tobacco, Swan Song, The Bear and The Proposal and adapted five short stories Drama, The Alien Corn, The Sneeze, The Inspector General, Swan Song and Plots for the stage. These, with the exception of Plots, were staged collectively as The Sneeze. He has also translated Tolstoy's Fruits Of Enlightenment, Yuri Trifonov's Exchange and Anouilh's Number One. Clockwise, his first film, was released in 1986 starring John Cleese. His second film, First and Last, won an International Emmy Award in 1990. Disney produced the film of Noises Off. Alphabetical Order, Donkeys' Years, Make And Break and Benefactors have all been filmed for U.K. television and A Landing On The Sun was filmed and broadcast (on BBC) in 1994. Michael adapted his novel, Now You Know, which opened at the Hampstead Theatre in 1995 and subsequently toured the country. New plays followed: Copenhagen opened at the National Theatre in 1998 and transferred to the Duchess Theatre. It won Best Play at both the Evening Standard Awards and the London Critics' Circle Awards and has been presented around the world in many languages. Democracy had its world premiere at the National Theatre in 2003 and transferred to Broadway in 2004. His most recent play, Afterlife, about impresario Max Reinhardt premiered at the National Theatre.

Carl Forsman (Director) is the founder and Artistic Director of Keen Company.  Recent work includes Love Child at New World Stages and Primary Stages, A Few Good Men at the Asolo, Tina Howe’s new translations of Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano & The Lesson for the Atlantic Theater, and Sin by Michael Murphy for The New Group.  He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Director for his work on Keen Company’s revival of The Voice Of The Turtle, which transferred to an extended run off-Broadway.  His direction of the American premiere of Conor McPherson’s The Good Thief earned an OBIE Award for Brian d’Arcy James and Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Solo Performance.  Other directions for Keen Company include Gerald Sibleyras’ Heroes, John Belluso’s Pyretown, Thornton Wilder’s The Happy Journey, David Hay’s The Maddening Truth, Michael Murphy’s The Conscientious Objector, Beasley’s Christmas Party, David Auburn’s adaptation of The Journals Of Mihail Sebastian, P.G. Wodehouse’s Good Morning, Bill, Keith Reddin’s Can’t Let Go, Tina Howe’s Museum, Gertrude Tonkonogy’s Three-Cornered Moon, and S.N. Behrman’s The Second Man.  Other work in New York includes Courtney Baron’s In The Widows’ Garden and Eric Winick’s Rearviewmirror (Reverie Productions), Keith Reddin’s David and Bathseba (Chekhov Now Festival) and Julia Jordan’s Paul Westerberg (Soho Rep Summercamp). He has taught at NYU/Atlantic, FSU/Asolo, and SMU and is a graduate of Middlebury College. 

Performances will be at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and will play Tuesdays at 7pm; Wednesday through Friday at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday matinees at 3pm.

Tickets will be $57.50. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call Telecharge.com at 212/239-6200 or visit www.keencompany.org

TONY, OLIVIER & GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING
JERSEY BOYS
CELEBRATES FIVE RECORD-BREAKING YEARS ON BROADWAY
WITH MONTH-LONG BENEFIT
TO SUPPORT NEW YORK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
THROUGH THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning international hit musical, will celebrate five record-breaking years on Broadway with a month-long benefit in support of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation by donating one dollar from every ticket sold for every performance in the month of October. Through this contribution, JERSEY BOYS hopes to maximize the Foundation's effort to ensure that no child be deprived of the opportunity to participate in instrumental music education programs. The cast and crew of JERSEY BOYS aims to raise enough to fund one of New York Public School's music education programs for a full year.

JERSEY BOYS, written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, began preview performances on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 and officially opened on Sunday, November 6, 2005 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).

JERSEY BOYS is the recipient of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2006 Grammy Award(r) for Best Musical Show Album and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The Broadway production also won the 2006 Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Awards for Best Musical. The London production also won the 2009 UK People's Choice and What's on Stage Awards for Best New Musical. The Toronto production is the winner of three Dora Awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production. The Australian production is 2010 recipient of the Helpmann Award for Australia's Best Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards.

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty.

JERSEY BOYS is produced on Broadway by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner/ Osher/ Staton/ Bell/ Mayerson Group.

The JERSEY BOYS design and production team includes Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Tony Award winner Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projections Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich (Orchestrations), Ron Melrose (Music Direction, Vocal Arrangements & Incidental Music).

JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 and continues to break box office records at the August Wilson Theatre. The show is currently playing in New York, Las Vegas, London, Sydney, Australia; and in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION:
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education.  To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $45 million in new musical instruments to 1,700 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of over 1.4 million children.  With the support of people across the country and the 2010-2011 Ambassador Class including: OneRepublic, Chrisette Michele, Nick Lachey, Mandy Moore, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Mraz, Fall Out Boy, Colbie Caillat, it is The Foundation's renewed commitment to donate one hundred million dollars worth of new musical instruments to ensure that even a greater number of students receive a comprehensive music education in the coming decade. Get involved and learn more at www.vh1savethemusic.com.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets to JERSEY BOYS are available on Telecharge or by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, online at Telecharge.com, and at the August Wilson Theatre box office (245 West 52nd Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue). Group sales tickets available by calling (877) 5-Dodger / (877) 536-3437.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.

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SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY'S PRODUCTION OF
TONY KUSHNER'S
ANGELS IN AMERICA
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL GREIF
BEGINS PERFORMANCES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

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Signature Theatre Company's (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) production of Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, begins performances Tuesday, September 14.  The first New York revival of Kushner's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play is directed by Michael Greif.   The production, originally slated to run through December 19, has been extended a second time through February 20, 2011.

Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, the two parts of ANGELS IN AMERICA, will begin alternating in repertory from the start of performances.  ANGELS IN AMERICA opens October 28 at the Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street).

Tickets for performances through December 19, 2010 are available for $20 through The Signature Ticket Initiative, which seeks to make great theatre accessible to the broadest possible audience. All regularly-priced single tickets ($85) are underwritten and will be available for $20 for every performance at The Peter Norton Space for the entire season, during a show's initial run.

The Signature Ticket Initiative is made possible by the lead sponsorship of Time Warner Inc.  Generous support for The Signature Ticket Initiative is provided by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams

Tickets for performances beginning December 21, 2010 will be $85. For the full performance calendar, to purchase tickets or for more information, please visit http://signaturetheatre.org/angels or call (212) 244-PLAY (7529).

ANGELS IN AMERICA features Robin Bartlett as Hannah Pitt, Christian Borle as Prior Walter, Bill Heck as Joe Pitt, Zoe Kazan as Harper Pitt, Billy Porter as Belize, Zachary Quinto as Louis Ironson, Robin Weigert as The Angel and Frank Wood as Roy Cohn, with Eric Bryant as Man 1 and Hubert Point-Du Jour as Man 2.

Scenic design is by Mark Wendland, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Ken Travis, projection design by Wendall K. Harrington, music by Michael Friedman and Chris Miller, hair and wig design by Charles Lapointe, dialect coaching by Deborah Hecht, fight direction by Rick Sordelet, aerial design by Paul Rubin, and make-up by Cookie Jordan.  Production Stage Manager is Monica Cuoco and Stage Manager is Joshua Pilote.

The production of ANGELS IN AMERICA is made possible by a major grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Signature Theatre Company's 20th Anniversary season celebrating Tony Kushner also features the New York premiere of iHo: THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, also directed by Michael Greif and co-produced with The Public Theater in association with the Guthrie Theater; and THE ILLUSION, Kushner's freely adapted version of Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer.

The season will also include readings of selected other plays from Tony Kushner's body of work. Plays under consideration include A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, TINY KUSHNER (A NEW COLLECTION OF ONE ACTS), IT'S AN UNDOING WORLD, OR WHY SHOULD IT BE EASY WHEN IT CAN BE HARD?, THE HENRY BOX BROWN PLAY,  HYDRIOTAPHIA, OR THE DEATH OF DR. BROWNE and HOMEBODY/KABUL.

Signature Theatre Company, founded in 1991 by James Houghton, exists to honor and celebrate the playwright. Signature makes an extended commitment to a playwright's body of work and during this journey, the writer is engaged in every aspect of the creative process. Signature is the first theatre company to devote an entire season to the work of a single playwright, including re-examinations of past writings as well as New York and world premieres. By championing in-depth explorations of a living playwright's body of work, the Company delivers an intimate and immersive journey into the playwright's singular vision.

Signature remains deeply committed to season-long residencies and during the company's tenth and fifteenth anniversaries, Signature introduced the Legacy Program. The Legacy Program invites past Playwrights-in-Residence back to Signature through two series: the Signature Series, which presents "signature," or more well-known works; and the Premiere Series, which presents New York and world premieres. Since 2005, Signature has been committed to presenting world-class theatre at an affordable price through The Signature Ticket Initiative, which will offer subsidized $20 tickets through the Company's twentieth anniversary season in 2011.

In October of 2008, Signature announced the creation of the SIGNATURE CENTER, a permanent home to open in late 2011. Designed by Frank Gehry Architects, the Center will comprise three theatres, two rehearsal studios, a café, bookstore, and offices all on one level - a configuration that allows the company not only the space to expand its programming, but also the proximity for natural interaction between artists and audiences of the different programs. In its new home, Signature will continue its Master Playwrights Residency and expand the Legacy Program. Signature will also introduce an Emerging Playwrights Residency that will feature early- and mid-career playwrights and guarantee them three full productions over the course of a four-year residency. This groundbreaking facility will offer a vital presence on West 42nd Street and will make it possible for Signature to collaborate with playwrights throughout the entire trajectory of their careers. For more information please visit signaturecenter.org.

BIOGRAPHIES

TONY KUSHNER (Playwright).  Plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels in America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The  Scriptures.  He has adapted and translated Pierre Corneille's The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk, Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage and Her Children; and the English-language libretto for the opera Brundibár by Hans Krasa.  He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols' film of Angels In America, and Steven Spielberg's Munich. His books include Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present; and Wrestling With Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon. Kushner is the recipient of a Pultizer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award and an Oscar nomination, among other honors.  In 2008, he was the first recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.

MICHAEL GREIF (Director) For the Signature: Guare's A Few Stout Individuals and Landscape of the Body.  Broadway credits include Next to Normal (Tony nom.),  Grey Gardens (Tony nom.), Rent (Tony nom.), Never Gonna Dance. Recent work includes iHo: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Guthrie Theater), The Three Sisters (Williamstown), The Winter's Tale and Romeo and Juliet (NYSF at the Delacorte). Off-Broadway: Satellites, Fucking A, Dogeaters (Obie), Marisol, Pericles, Casanova, A Bright Room Called Day, Machinal (Obie) at NYSF; N2N, Boys' Life, Spike Heels (Second Stage); A Very Common Procedure, The Distance From Here (MCC); G.G., Spatter Pattern (Playwrights Horizons); Mr. Marmalade (Roundabout); and Beauty of the Father (MTC). At New York Theatre Workshop (Artistic Associate), he directed Cavedweller, Bright Lights, Big City and the original production of Rent (Obie). Favorite regional productions include The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, Street Scene, Tonight at 8:30, Once in a Lifetime (Williamstown); and Our Town, Sweet Bird of Youth, Boy, Randy Newman's Faust, Slavs and Thérèse Raquin at La Jolla, where he was artistic director (1995-99).

SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) was founded in 1991 by James Houghton and is the first theatre company to devote a season to the work of a single playwright.  Signature has presented entire seasons of Edward Albee, Lee Blessing, Horton Foote, Maria Irene Fornes, John Guare, Bill Irwin, Adrienne Kennedy, Romulus Linney, Charles Mee, Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, Paula Vogel, August Wilson, Lanford Wilson and the historic Negro Ensemble Company.  The twentieth season features the work of Tony Kushner.  Since 2005, Signature has presented world-class theatre at an affordable price through The Signature Ticket Initiative, offering subsidized $20 tickets through 2011. This program is made possible by the lead sponsorship of Time Warner Inc. Signature, its productions, and its resident writers have been recognized with a Pulitzer Prize, Lucille Lortel Awards, Obie Awards, Drama Desk Awards, and AUDELCO Awards, among many other distinctions.  Signature Theatre Company recently announced a new, permanent home beginning in 2012.  The Frank Gehry-designed Signature Center on W. 42nd Street will feature three programs: the Master Playwrights Residency, which explores major bodies of work; the Legacy Program, which celebrates previous Signature artists, and the Emerging Playwrights Residency, which features early and mid-career playwrights. www.signaturetheatre.org.

TICKETS

Tickets for performances through December 19, 2010 are available for $20 through The Signature Ticket Initiative, which seeks to make great theatre accessible to the broadest possible audience. All regularly-priced single tickets ($85) are underwritten and will be available for $20 for every performance at The Peter Norton Space for the entire season, during a show's initial run.

The Signature Ticket Initiative is made possible by the lead sponsorship of Time Warner Inc.  Generous support for The Signature Ticket Initiative is provided by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams.

Tickets for all performances beginning December 21, 2010 are $85. For the full performance calendar, to purchase tickets or for more information, please visit http://signaturetheatre.org/angels or call (212) 244-PLAY (7529).


ANGELS IN AMERICA plays:

Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 PM
Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Please visit www.signaturetheatre.org/angels for the full performance calendar.

ANGELS IN AMERICA plays at The Peter Norton Space located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.signaturetheatre.org or call (212) 244-PLAY (7529).

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SEE JERRY LEE LEWIS
PERFORM LIVE WITH THE CAST OF
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

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Friday evening, Lewis, the last surviving member of the real life 'Million Dollar Quartet,' took the stage of the Nederlander Theatre to join the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in the special encore.

Special guests in the audience that evening included President Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea Clinton, and her new husband Marc Mezvinsky.

Lewis' brand new album Mean Old Man was recently released on Verve/Universal Music Enterprises. For the album, Lewis and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET's Levi Kreis, who received a 2010 Tony Award(r) for his portrayal of Lewis, have recorded a duet of the classic 1959 song "Money (That's What I Want)." The duet is included in a special limited edition of Mean Old Man that is now available exclusively at the Nederlander Theatre.

On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock and Roll," who discovered them all. The four young musicians united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.

Inspired by the actual event, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features a treasure trove of the greatest rock and roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these musicians, including such iconic songs as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Sixteen Tons," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "Riders in the Sky," "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET captures the infectious spirit, freewheeling excitement and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry's most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history.

The cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET includes Eddie Clendening (Elvis Presley), Lance Guest (Johnny Cash), Tony Award and Outer Critics Award winner Levi Kreis (Jerry Lee Lewis), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster (Sam Phillips) and Elizabeth Stanley (Dyanne).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Tony nominees Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team for Broadway includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, Broadway Across America, and James L. Nederlander.

The Chicago production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened in 2008 and is still playing to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre, for information about the Chicago production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, visit www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET are available online www.TicketMaster.com, by calling 212-307-4100, or by visiting the Nederlander Box Office (208 West 41st Street).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET's performance schedule is Tuesday at 7PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 7PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET are available online with TicketMaster.com, by calling 212-307-4100, or by visiting the Nederlander Box Office (208 West 41st Street).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET's performance schedule is Tuesday at 7PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 7PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM.

BIOGRAPHY
JERRY LEE LEWIS was born to the poor family of Elmo and Mamie Lewis in Ferriday, LA on September 29, 1935; his parents mortgaged the farm when he was 8 to buy him a piano. Jerry Lee Lewis, who is completely self-taught, developed his own ferocious approach to the piano by the age of 10, synthesizing the boogie-woogie sounds he heard on the radio with the Southern-fried R&B emanating from Haney's Big House, a local juke joint owned by his uncle.

After enrolling in, and promptly being expelled from Southwestern Bible College in Waxahatchie, Texas, the siren call of music continued to pull Jerry Lee onto a trajectory that would change the world. Bringing together elements of R&B, boogie-woogie, gospel and country into a sound uniquely his own, Jerry Lee Lewis became an integral part of the emerging rock 'n' roll scene that was usurping and supplanting the big band sounds of popular music.

By 1956, Jerry Lee had found his way into Sam Phillips' fabled Sun Studios, where he cut his first charting single, a revved-up rendition of Ray Price's "Crazy Arms," and worked as an in-house session musician. One day, while playing piano for some Carl Perkins sessions, Jerry Lee became part of an impromptu jam session that included Perkins, Johnny Cash, and a young Elvis Presley. The engineer rolled the tape and that session became the lone recording of the fabled "Million Dollar Quartet."

With the release of Jerry Lee Lewis's "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire" in 1957, the flamboyant young performer crossed over onto the pop, R&B and country charts and landed on-screen performance roles in the films "High School Confidential" and "Jamboree." When Elvis saw Jerry Lee Lewis perform, he said that, if he could play piano like that, he'd stop singing.

Beginning in 1958, Jerry Lee Lewis's career was plagued by a series of scandals and stories; many well-documented as rock history and legend in books including Nick Tosches' 1982 biography, "Hellfire."  By the mid-1960s, Jerry Lee Lewis had crossed over as a country artist, with 1968's "Another Place, Another Time," becoming a country chart-topper.

Described by Roy Orbison as the best raw performer in the history of rock 'n' roll music, Jerry Lee Lewis became one of the very first inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.  That same year, Jerry Lee went back to Sun Studios in Memphis to record the album "Class of '55" with Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. "Interviews from the Class of '55 Recording Sessions" earned the 1987 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. In February 2005, Jerry Lee Lewis was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS). In 2009, Jerry Lee opened two star-studded Madison Square Garden concerts celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The resulting HBO special currently has five Emmy nominations and will be available on DVD later in the year.

Over the course of his career, Jerry Lee Lewis has never stopped touring and is still the incandescent performer who makes every gig a transformative experience.

ABOUT LEWIS' NEW ALBUM MEAN OLD MAN
Mean Old Man is produced by Jim Keltner and Steve Bing; Phoebe Lewis, Jerry Lee's daughter and manager, is the CD's Executive Producer. Mean Old Man will be released by Verve/Universal Music Enterprises on September 7.

Some of the greatest group of sidemen and women ever assembled join Lewis on the Mean Old Man 18-track deluxe and 10-track standard CDs. The following is a list of the tracks and the guest artists on each:


10-track standard

1. "Mean Old Man" with Ronnie Wood (written by Kris Kristofferson)

2. "You Can Have Her" with Eric Clapton/James Burton

3. "Sweet Virginia" with Keith Richards

4. "Rockin My Life Away" with Kid Rock/Slash

5. "Roll Over Beethoven" with Ringo Starr/John Mayer/Jon Brion

6. "Bad Moon Rising" with John Fogerty

7. "Dead Flowers" with Mick Jagger

8. "You Are My Sunshine" with Sheryl Crow/Jon Brion

9. "Whiskey River" with Willie Nelson

10. "Middle Age Crazy" with Tim McGraw/Jon Brion
**Bonus track available at "Million Dollar Quartet" Only: "Money" with Levi Kreis

18-track deluxe
1. "Mean Old Man" with Ronnie Wood (written by Kris Kristofferson)
2. "You Can Have Her" with Eric Clapton/James Burton
3. "Dead Flowers" with Mick Jagger
4. "Middle Age Crazy" with Tim McGraw/Jon Brion
5. "Rockin' My Life Away" with Kid Rock/Slash
6. "You Are My Sunshine" with Sheryl Crow/Jon Brion
7. "Swinging Doors" with Merle Haggard/James Burton
8. "Hold You In My Heart" with Shelby Lynne
9. "I Really Don't Want To Know" with Gillian Welch
10. "Railroad to Heaven" with Solomon Burke
11. "Sweet Virginia" with Keith Richards
12. "Roll Over Beethoven" with Ringo Starr/John Mayer/Jon Brion
13. "Bad Moon Rising" with John Fogerty
14. "Please Release Me" with Gillian Welch
15. "Whiskey River" with Willie Nelson
16. "Sunday Morning Coming Down"
17. "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" with Mavis Staples/Robbie Robertson/Nils Lofgren
18. "Miss The Mississippi and You"

iTunes Bonus track:
"Here Comes That Rainbow" with Shelby Lynne

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THE BOOK OF MORMON
A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY FROM THE CREATORS OF "SOUTH PARK,"
WILL OPEN MARCH 24, 2011 ON BROADWAY AT THE EUGENE O'NEILL THEATRE

BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
TREY PARKER, ROBERT LOPEZ and MATT STONE

CHOREOGRAPHED BY
CASEY NICHOLAW

DIRECTED BY
CASEY NICHOLAW and TREY PARKER

PREVIEWS BEGIN FEBRUARY 24, 2011

Get THE BOOK OF MORMON Tickets

THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new original musical comedy from "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer and co-creator Robert Lopez, will open on Broadway on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street).  The world premiere will be choreographed by three-time Tony Award-nominee Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python's Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and co-directed by Nicholaw and Trey Parker.  Previews will begin on February 24, 2011.

Parker and Stone make their Broadway musical writing debut with THE BOOK OF MORMON.  Parker and Stone have won four Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for "South Park," the team's controversial, critically acclaimed series, which airs on Comedy Central.   "South Park" recently aired its 200th episode and begins its 15th season in April, 2011.

Parker and Stone's credits also include the critically acclaimed films, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and Team America: World Police.

Parker co-wrote the musical numbers for South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.  The film's accomplished and outrageous score surprised and delighted critics and audiences.  Parker shared an Academy Award nomination for Best Song for the music and lyrics for "Blame Canada" from the film's score.  The New York Film Critics Circle also honored South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut with the organization's first award ever presented for Best Animated Film.

Robert Lopez is co-creator, composer and lyricist for Avenue Q, which won 2004 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and received a Grammy nomination for its Original Cast Album.   Avenue Q played for six years on Broadway and is currently running Off-Broadway and in London.

Casey Nicholaw received 2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Direction and Choreography for The Drowsy Chaperone and 2005 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography for Monty Python's Spamalot, directed by Mike Nichols. His additional New York credits include the Encores! stagings for Follies (direction/choreography), Bye Bye Birdie (choreography) and Can-Can (musical staging); Candide starring Patti LuPone and Kristin Chenoweth at tne New York Philharmonic and South Pacific at Carnegie Hall with Reba McIntyre and Brian Stokes Mitchell (also PBS "Great Performances").

THE BOOK OF MORMON will be produced by Scott Rudin and Anne Garefino.

Cast and additional creative team will be announced at a later date.

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