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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

 

Wednesday, 01 September 2010 12:23

THE 39 STEPS Celebrates Hitchcock Month

THE 39 STEPS' ANNUAL HITCHCOCK MONTH BEGINS

SEPTEMBER 1ST!

The Tony Award winning hit comedy will celebrate with special events throughout September.

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

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS, Off-Broadway's smash-hit comedy thriller based on the beloved Hitchcock film, is celebrating Hitchcock Month throughout September. In honor of the master of suspense THE 39 STEPS will host the following events and contests.

FREE TICKETS!
All patrons who bring a valid ID proving that they were born in 1939 or are currently 39 years of age will receive one complimentary ticket to THE 39 STEPS, valid for any September performance. Go to the New World Stages box office (340 West 50th St.) to redeem.

SPECIAL TALK-BACK EVENTS
September will feature post show talk-backs starting on Wednesday, September 8th, with comedy writers Kevin Bleyer and Elliott Kalan from Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." And in honor of THE 39 STEPS' 1000th performance on Monday, September 20th, author and lecturer Tom Santopietro will host a special post show talk-back.

"MR. MEMORY" TRIVIA CONTEST
Fans can test their knowledge of all things Hitchcock and THE 39 STEPS with the "Mr. Memory" trivia contest. Check out THE 39 STEPS' Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/39StepsNY for more information or go straight to the quiz at http://bit.ly/HitchQuiz. One winner will win four orchestra tickets, a CD and a poster signed by the cast!

3rd ANNUAL ALFRED HITCHCOCK LOOK-A-LIKE CONTEST
Hitchcock month will culminate with the 3rd Annual Alfred Hitchcock Look- A-Like contest. Take a photo of your look-a-like and you may be chosen to be a finalist. Chosen finalists will be invited onstage after the Monday, September 27th, 8pm performance of THE 39 STEPS for a live audience vote. For more information and rules please visit http://www.39stepsny.com/.

PRIZE GIVEAWAY AT EVERY PERFORMANCE
Winners will be chosen at every performance of THE 39 STEPS to receive prizes, including merchandise and signed posters by the cast.

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.   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.

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.  The production also features Greg Jackson and Jane Pfitsh.

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.

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

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www.39StepsNY.com

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
TO PERFORM
on
FOX NEWS' "FOX & FRIENDS"
Friday, September 3
Between 6:00AM - 9:00AM EST
and
Jerry Lewis' MDA Telethon
Beginning Sunday, September 5
Between 9:00PM - 1:00AM EST

On Friday, September 3, the cast of Broadway's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, will perform on FOX News' "Fox & Friends" (6:00AM-9:00AM EST on Channel 44 in New York. Check local listings).

On Sunday, September 5, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will perform on Jerry Lewis' MDA Telethon (9:00PM - 1:00AM EST on Channel 9 in New York. Check local listings.)

The cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features Eddie Clendening (Elvis Presley), Lance Guest (Johnny Cash), Tony Award(r) winner Levi Kreis (Jerry Lee Lewis), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), Tony Award(r) nominee Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors, Urinetown) and Elizabeth Stanley (Cry-Baby).

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.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened on Sunday, April 11, 2010.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Levi Kreis) and received a Tony nomination for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux). The show received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Levi Kreis), a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Musical Revue and three Drama League Nominations including Distinguished Production of a Musical and Distinguished Performance (Lance Guest & Levi Kreis).


MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by 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.

Follow MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET news on Twitter @milliondquartet and on Facebook

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET are available online www.TicketMaster.com, by calling 877-250-2929, or by visiting the Nederlander Box Office (208 West 41st Street).

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

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“ T H E   T W E N T I E T H - C E N T U R Y   W A Y ”

BY TOM JACOBSON

EXTENDS BY POPULAR DEMAND

AT FRINGENYC ENCORE SERIES

SEPTEMBER 16 – 19, 2010

ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION WINS FRINGENYC 2010 AWARD
FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION

New York, NY – The Theatre @ Boston Court (Jessica Kubzansky, Michael Michetti, Artistic Directors; Michael Seel, Executive Director) announced today that, to help satisfy the demand for tickets, The Twentieth-Century Way, the acclaimed new play by Tom Jacobson, will play four additional performances as part of the FringeNYC Encore Series September 16 – 19 at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street, NYC).  The production recently won a FringeNYC 2010 Award for Overall Excellence in Production at Sunday evening’s closing ceremony. 

The playing schedule for the additional performances is as follows: Thursday, 9/16 at 9:30 p.m., Friday, 9/17 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 9/18 at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9/19 at 8:00 p.m.

The Twentieth-Century Way, directed by Michael Michetti and starring Will Bradley and Robert Mammana, had its acclaimed world premiere at The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena, CA. Its New York premiere began on August 14 as part of this year’s NY International Fringe Festival. 

Based on a little-known incident in Los Angeles history, in which city officials hired actors to entrap homosexuals for “social vagrancy” in the public restrooms of 1914 Long Beach, this labyrinthine thrill ride blurs the lines between actor and character, the entrapper and the entrapped, with its breathtaking, and ultimately shocking, theatrical sleight-of-hand.

Tickets for The Twentieth Century Way are priced at $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.FringeNYC-Encores.com

Praise for The Twentieth Century Way:

“Tom Jacobson has fashioned a hall of mirrors that showcases the mesmerizing, challenging and erotically charged performances of Will Bradley and Robert Mammana.

-Time Out New York

“Mr. Jacobson’s remarkable wit, and Mr. Bradley and Mr. Mammana’s adroit balancing act, keep this history lesson engaging.”

-The New York Times

“…scintillatingly performed.”

-Variety

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www.FringeNYC-Encores.com

Tuesday, 31 August 2010 13:40

THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW Announces Casting

PEE-WEE’S INVITED SOME OLD FRIENDS

AND SOME BRAND NEW PALS TO THE PLAYHOUSE!!

 

“THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW”

ANNOUNCES CASTING

 

Broadway Production Welcomes Original “Pee-wee Herman Show” Cast Members JOHN MOODY as Mailman Mike,

JOHN PARAGON as Jambi the Genie, and LYNNE MARIE STEWART as Miss Yvonne…

 

…plus JESSE GARCIA as Sergio the Handyman

and PHIL LaMARR as Cowboy Curtis…

 

Company also includes

JOSH MEYERS, DREW POWELL, and LANCE ROBERTS

 

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New York, NY, August 31, 2010 – Producer Scott Sanders has announced additional cast members for the upcoming Broadway engagement of the highly anticipated stage play, The Pee-wee Herman Show.  Beginning previews October 26 and opening on November 11, the production recently announced a four-week extension due to overwhelming demand.  The Pee-wee Herman Show will now run through January 2, 2011 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd street).

In addition to Paul Reubens starring as Pee-wee Herman, the Broadway engagement of The Pee-wee Herman Show will feature three performers who created their characters in the original groundbreaking production of The Pee-wee Herman Show at the Groundlings Theatre in 1981: John Moody as Mailman Mike, John Paragon as Jambi the Genie, and Lynne Marie Stewart as Miss Yvonne, who also played the role on the long-running CBS TV series. 

The cast also includes Jesse Garcia (ALMA Award Winner for Quinceañera) as Sergio the Handyman, and Phil LaMarr as Cowboy Curtis. 

Additionally, The Pee-wee Herman Show will also feature Josh Meyers, Drew Powell, and Lance Roberts.

Based on Reubens’ 1981 cult classic stage production, The Pee-wee Herman Show, with new elements from the ground-breaking CBS show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” added generously, this new production is written by Paul Reubens and Bill Steinkellner, with additional material by John Paragon. Directed by Alex Timbers (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson), The Pee-wee Herman Show will feature music by Jay Cotton and the work of renowned puppetry artist Basil Twist.  The production comes to New York direct from its acclaimed, sold-out run in Los Angeles. 

The Pee-wee Herman Show reunites the one-and-only Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) with many of the original Playhouse cast of characters – including Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Pterri the Pterodactyl, Jambi the Genie, and Chairry – for an all new celebration of sophisticated silliness.  An eye-popping 90 minutes of subversive humor and childlike wonder, The Pee-wee Herman Show charts a day in the life of our bow-tied hero, one of the most inspired comic personas of our time.

Over half a million people currently follow Pee-wee Herman’s updates on Twitter @peeweeherman; he can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PeeweeHerman.

The design team for The Pee-wee Herman Show includes David Korins (Scenic Design), Ann Closs-Farley (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), M.L. Dogg (Sound Design), and Jake Pinholster (Projection Design).

The Pee-wee Herman Show is produced by Scott Sanders, Allan Gordon/ Adam Gordon/ Elan McAllister, Roy Miller, Scott Zeilinger Productions/Radio Mouse Entertainment, Carol Fineman.

THE COMPANY 

PAUL REUBENS (Pee-wee Herman).  At 5 years of age, after seeing an elementary school play, an Indian pageant, The Legend of Leelawallah, Paul decided to become an actor. His father built him a stage in the basement of their house and Paul wrote, produced and starred in plays he performed for the neighborhood.  In 6th grade, he stepped onto a real stage for the first time as Nick Burns in A Thousand Clowns. Reubens created Pee-wee Herman while a member of the famed Los Angeles improv group The Groundlings.  The Pee-wee Herman Show premiered at The Groundlings Theatre on February 7, 1981 at midnight. It quickly moved to The Roxy on Sunset Strip where it ran for an unprecedented five months. The HBO broadcast of the show introduced Pee-wee to a national audience. Pee-wee was brought to the big screen in the hit 1985 comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure, which he co-wrote and which marked Tim Burton's directorial debut.  Reubens went on to create, co-write and direct "Pee-wee's Playhouse" on CBS where the series earned 22 Emmy Awards during its five year run.  Reubens has been nominated for 14 Emmy Awards, winning twice. Pee-wee Herman was made an honorary Muppet, received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame and was made an honorary Marine in conjunction with his work with Toys for Tots.  Reubens has starred in a number of diverse film and TV roles, including "30 Rock," "Pushing Daisies," "Reno 911," "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Murphy Brown," which earned him an Emmy nomination. His film credits include Mystery Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Blow, Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime, and upcoming in David O. Russell's Nailed. In the world of animation, Reubens has lent his voice to many projects including Dr. Dolittle, The Nightmare Before Christmas and "Family Guy." He currently can be heard as The Bat-mite on "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" and as the voice of Rex the Robot, the tour guide of George Lucas' Star Tours ride at Disneyland and Disneyworld.

JESSE GARCIA (Sergio) is best known for his role in the highly acclaimed “Quinceañera,” winner of the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, and Official Selection for the 2006 Berlin Film Festival.  For his performance as Carlos, Garcia won the prestigious ALMA Award (American Latino Media Arts) as Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture in 2007.  His other film credits include “La Misma Luna” (“The Same Moon”) opposite America Ferrara, “Good Dick,” with Jason Ritter, and “The Comebacks.”  He can be seen in the upcoming film, “Days of Wrath.”  TV credits include Edward James Olmos’ “Walkout,” for HBO and guest spots on “ER,” “The Shield,” “The Closer,” “Unfabulous,” “Justice,” “Law and Order: CSI,” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”

PHIL LaMARR (Cowboy Curtis) is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings. His stage credits include The Actor’s Gang’s Asylum, Theatre a-Go-Go’s Patty Patty Bang Bang: The Patty Hearst Musical, Sacred Fools’ Jacques & His Master as well as directing Tales of A Bleaknik, Attack of the White Negro and Out of Tune. Television: “Mad TV,” “Futurama,” “Family Guy,” “Justice League,”“NYPD Blue,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Castle.” Film: Pulp Fiction, Step Brothers, Cherish, and Quid Pro Quo, a 2008 Sundance Film Festival selection.

JOSH MEYERS (Firefighter, Conky, Clocky, Fish) was a series regular on Fox’s “That 70’s Show” and “MADtv” and appeared in the films Bruno, Date Movie and College Road Trip.  He can next be seen in the independent features How to Make Love to a Woman and Inventing Adam.

JOHN MOODY (Mailman Mike) played Mailman Mike in the original stage production of The Pee-wee Herman Show. He served a ten-year tour of duty with The Groundlings comedy troupe. Television appearances run the gamut from “The Golden Girls” to the prestigious “America’s Funniest People.” Writing gigs include: “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” The Kampung Boy, the political comedy troupe, Gross National Product, and a million Elvira projects. He also worked as a gag writer for Jackie Chan. He currently writes and directs corporate comedy videos.

JOHN PARAGON (Jambi, Pterri, Writer) actor, writer and director, starred in his own Showtime special, “The Paragon of Comedy” and in cult movie classics, Eating Raoul, Echo Park, and Weird Al’s U.H.F. Other TV guest star appearances include “Cheers,” “Star Trek Deep Space 9,” and a recurring role on “Seinfeld.” Paragon received 5 Emmy nominations for writing and co-directing “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and co-wrote (with Paul Reubens) the acclaimed “Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special.” Paragon is also a creative consultant for Walt Disney Imagineering.

DREW POWELL (Bear, Mr.Window, Randy, Flowers).  Theatre credits include: Skirts and Flirts (NYC, LA), Bedtime Stories (LA), and Greater Tuna (LA).  Films: Straw Dogs (director Rod Lurie), 1408, The Marine, and Mexican Sunrise. Television:The Office,” “ER,” “House,” “Leverage,” “Monk,” “Cold Case,” “Malcolm in the Middle.”

LANCE ROBERTS (King of Cartoons, Globey, Mr. Knucklehead, Flowers). Theatre credits include: LA – Cats; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Forbidden Hollywood; Once on this Island; The All Night Strut; Ain’t Misbehavin’ (30th Anniversary). New York credits include Forbidden Hollywood, Radio City’s America, The Me Nobody Knows (revival) and March of the Falsettos. Regional -- Ragtime, Dreamgirls, Five Guys Named Moe, Driving Miss Daisy, I’m Not Rappaport, Cab Calloway’s Cotton Club and The Old Globe’s Sammy. Television: “Numbers,” “Will & Grace,” “Drew Carey,” “Zoey 101,” “Knots Landing,” “The Colbys,” “Girlfriends.”  He has played Jafar in Aladdin since the beginning of its 7,000 performance run at Disney’s Hyperion Theatre.

LYNNE MARIE STEWART (Miss Yvonne) played the role of Miss Yvonne on the CBS series “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and in the original Groundling stage show.  For 20 years she performed with The Groundlings comedy troupe. On television Lynne played “Ellen” on FX’s “Son of the Beach” and currently plays Charlie’s Mom on “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”. She will be appearing in the upcoming season of Tracy Ullman’s “State Of The Union.” Her films include American Graffiti, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure as Mother Superior, and Big Top Pee-wee as Zelda the Bearded Lady.

ABOUT “THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW”

The original Pee-wee Herman Show debuted at The Groundlings Theatre in 1981 and quickly moved to the Roxy Theatre on Sunset Strip for five sold out months. Taped as part of HBO's “On Location” series, the show catapulted Pee-wee into the national consciousness, leading to his many appearances on "Late Night With David Letterman," and a 22-city tour that included Carnegie Hall.  In 1985, Warner Brothers brought Pee-wee to the big screen with Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Tim Burton's feature film debut (co-written by Reubens).  Pee-wee's second film, Big Top Pee-wee, was released in 1988.

Created, co-written, and co-directed by Paul Reubens, the CBS television series, "Pee-wee's Playhouse," premiered in 1986 and earned 22 Emmy Awards in its five seasons.  Reubens has been nominated for 14 Emmy Awards, winning twice. While "The Pee-wee Herman Show" and "Pee-wee's Playhouse" were an homage to an earlier generation's television classics -- "Howdy Doody," "The Mickey Mouse Club," and "Captain Kangaroo," among others -- Pee-wee himself became one of the most original and beloved stars in all of television history.

When Cartoon Network re-aired the series in 2006, 1.5 million viewers watched every night; the next year TV Guide named “Pee-wee’s Playhouse" among the top 10 cult classics of all time. 

TICKETS AND SCHEDULING

The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday – Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. 

Please note the following changes in performance schedule for the holiday weeks:

WEEK OF THANKSGIVING

Monday, November 22         No performance    

Tuesday, November 23         7pm

Wednesday, November 24   8pm                                      

Thursday, November 25       No performance (Thanksgiving)

Friday, November 26            2pm & 8pm        

Saturday, November 27        2pm & 8pm                        

Sunday, November 28          2pm & 7pm

WEEK OF CHRISTMAS

Monday, December 20          No performance    

Tuesday, December 21          7pm

Wednesday, December 22    2pm & 8pm                                      

Thursday, December 23        8pm                                      

Friday, December 24             No performance (Christmas Eve)                                       

Saturday, December 25        8pm (Christmas Day)     

Sunday, December 26           2pm & 7pm

WEEK OF NEW YEAR’S

Monday, December 27          8pm

Tuesday, December 28         7pm

Wednesday, December 29   2pm & 8pm

Thursday, December 30       8pm                 

Friday, December 31             No performance (New Year’s Eve)

Saturday, January 1               2pm & 8pm (New Year’s Day)

Sunday, January 2                 2pm & 7pm

Tickets, priced $67 - $122 (includes $2.00 facility fee), are currently available through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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AOL MUSIC LAUNCHES FIRST EVER
‘SESSIONS’ WITH A BROADWAY SHOW

“THE CAST OF AMERICAN IDIOT SESSIONS”

NOW AVAILABLE AT:

http://music.aol.com/sessions/

(New York, NY)  Today, AOL MUSIC launched the first-ever “Sessions” taping by a Broadway show with the cast of the critically acclaimed AMERICAN IDIOT.   “Sessions,” known for their exclusive and intimate (often acoustic or stripped down) performances of songs by popular musicians such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi and, of course, Green Day, filmed six numbers with the cast of AMERICAN IDIOT in the AOL New York Studios on Friday, August 20, 2010.  To view the exclusive videos and photos, visit: http://music.aol.com/sessions/.

The smash-hit, Tony Award-winning musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9-11 world leads them on the most exhilarating journey of the Broadway season.

Based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it hasn’t gone before.  The result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!”  

Through Sunday, September 5, 2010, the playing schedule for AMERICAN IDIOT is Monday at 8pm, Tuesday at 8pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, and Saturday at 2pm & 8pm.  Beginning Wednesday, September 8, 2010, the playing schedule is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm and 7:30pm. Tickets range from $127.00 - $49.00 and can be purchased at The St. James Box Office or via telecharge.com (212-239-6200).      www.AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com

 

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KRISTINE NIELSEN

and

CAMERON OCASIO

complete the cast of

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON;

Rehearsals begin today, August 31st


The Public Theater, Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, producers of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, are pleased to welcome Drama League, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominee KRISTINE NIELSEN (Spring Awakening, Les Liasons Dangereuses, Why Torture is Wrong, Betty’s Summer Vacation) and CAMERON OCASIO to the Broadway company.

Rehearsals for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson begin today, August 31st.

This completes principal casting for the Broadway production.

 

KRISTINE NIELSEN (Storyteller) Broadway: To Be Or Not To Be, Spring Awakening, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, A Streetcar Named Desire (Roundabout), The Greenbird, Jackie: An American Life, The Iceman Cometh.  Off-Broadway includes: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Why Torture is Wrong, and The People who Love Them (Drama League & Outer Critics Circle nominations), Die Mommie Die!; Our Leading Lady, Based on a Totally True Story, Wonder of the World; Miss Witherspoon, Betty’s Summer Vacation (Obie Award; Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations); Machinal, Dog Opera (Obie Award). Regional includes Long Wharf, Huntington, Yale Rep, Baltimore CenterStage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, McCarter, Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla, Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Philadelphia Theatre Co., Guthrie Theater.  Film: Adelaide, The Savages, Small Time Crooks, Morning Glory.  TV: “Conviction,” "Law & Order: CI,” “Law & Order,” and “Third Watch,” amongst others.  Graduate of Yale School of Drama.

CAMERON OCASIO (Lyncoya)10 Years old, Broadway debut. Film/TV: Saturday Night Live, When in Rome, Kiddie Ride, Father's Day, Gossip Girl, Human Giant and Sesame Street. Commercials: Wisk & General Mills.  Love and thanks to mom, dad, Giana, and Shirley Grant Management.

This spring's biggest downtown hit was undoubtedly BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON.  The New York Times and Rolling Stone called it "the season's best musical” and audiences flocked to The Public Theater—where iconic shows like A Chorus Line and Hair started out—to see what the daring young creative team ALEX TIMBERS (writer/director) and MICHAEL FRIEDMAN (composer/lyricist) had cooked up. Now, by populist demand, their bloody brilliant show is packing up its tight, tight jeans and heading to Broadway!

In BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, rising star BENJAMIN WALKER reprises his role as America's first political maverick. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States—who cares if he didn’t have permission? An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation’s founding rock stars, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON recreates and reinvents the life of “Old Hickory,” from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief. It also asks the question, is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he’s really, really hot?


BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON will begin performances on Broadway at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street) on September 20, 2010 and officially open on October 13, 2010.  

Tickets are now available on http://www.telecharge.com/go.aspx?MD=102&PID=8246&AID=AFF000012200" target="_blank">Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.  The show will play: Monday at 7, Tuesday at 7, Thursday at 7, Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 & 8, and Sunday at 2 & 7.

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), is teaming with Hair producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, alongside producers Scott M. Delman, Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comely, and Susan Gallin/Mary Lu Roffe to bring this critically acclaimed rock musical to Broadway.  

A co-production with Center Theatre Group and in association with Les Freres Corbusier, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is written and directed by Alex Timbers and features music & lyrics by Michael Friedman.   Benjamin Walker, critically acclaimed for his portrayal of Andrew Jackson, will reprise his performance for the Broadway run.

 

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson would certainly be my
choice for the season’s best musical.”
--Ben Brantley, New York Times

“If Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson wants to start a revolution in
musical theater, count me in.”
--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“An intriguing, often outrageous look at American history, filtered through the satiric eye
of Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman’s pulsating rock score.”
—Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is a goofy, clever, hard-rocking show that chronicles the life and time of our seventh president through emo rock and
gags worthy of ‘South Park’.”
—David Cote, NY 1


Following a sold-out run at Public LAB in 2009, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON returned to The Public for a full main stage production and opened to acclaimed reviews on April 6.  It received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, a Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical and a Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Off-Broadway Musical.  When the show closed on June 27 after three extensions, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON was the second highest grossing show in The Public Theater’s downtown history.

A complete original cast album from Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, produced by Kurt Deutsch and Dean Sharenow, will be released September 21st. The album will include hits like “Populism, Yea, Yea,” “Rock Star,” “I’m Not That Guy,” and “The Hunters of Kentucky.”

The design team for BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON will again feature scenic design by Donyale Werle, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Bart Fasbender, and choreography by Danny Mefford.

 
ALEX TIMBERS (Writer/Director) is Artistic Director of Les Freres Corbusier. Recent Directing: The Pee-wee Herman Show (Club Nokia), Hell House (also adaptation; Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Drama Desk nomination for Best Director of a Musical), A Very Merry Unauthorized… (also conceiver; OBIE Award; Garland Award-Best Director), Peter and the Starcatchers (Disney Theatricals/La Jolla), The Language of Trees (Roundabout), Heddatron, Boozy, Dance Dance Revolution (writer of latter two, all Les Freres),and Beyond Therapy (Williamstown/Bay Street).

MICHAEL FRIEDMAN
(Music and Lyrics) is an Associate Artist with the Civilians and has composed music and lyrics for the company's This Beautiful City, [I Am] Nobody's Lunch, Gone Missing and Canard, Canard, Goose?; as well as Saved, In the Bubble,The Brand New Kid,God's Ear and The Blue Demon. With Steve Cosson, he co-authored the 2008 Public LAB production Paris Commune. He has been a MacDowell fellow, a Hodder Fellow, and is an Artistic Associate at New York Theatre Workshop. He received an Obie award for sustained achievement.

BENJAMIN WALKER (Andrew Jackson) received rave reviews for his portrayal of Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at The Public Theater. He has appeared on Broadway in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Inherit the Wind. His off-Broadway credits include workshops of Bye Bye Birdie and Threepenny Opera for Roundabout, Spring Awakening for Lincoln Center, and Arrangements at the Atlantic. He appeared in Romeo and Juliet and Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Williamstown Theater Festival, and in the films The War Boys, Flags of Our Fathers, The Notorious Bettie Page, and Kinsey.

THE PUBLIC THEATER (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director)was founded by Joseph Papp in 1954 and is now one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions, producing new plays, musicals, and productions of classics at its downtown headquarters and at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The Public’s mandate to create a theater for all New Yorkers continues to this day onstage and through extensive outreach and education programs. Each year, over 250,000 people attend Public Theater-related productions and events at six downtown stages, including Joe’s Pub, and Shakespeare in the Park. The Public has won 42 Tony Awards, 151 Obies, 41 Drama Desk Awards and four Pulitzer Prizes. The Public has brought 54 shows to Broadway, including Sticks and Bones; That Championship Season; A Chorus Line; The Pirates of Penzance; The Tempest; Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk; On the Town; The Ride Down Mt. Morgan; Topdog/Underdog; Elaine Stritch at Liberty; Take Me Out; Caroline, or Change; Well; Passing Strange; the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair;and, this fall, the rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park production of The Merchant of Venice. www.publictheater.org.

JEFFREY RICHARDS is celebrating his 10th year as a Broadway producer, having presented “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” in the fall of 2000.  Among the plays and musicals which he has presented with his partner Jerry Frankel are “Hair”, “August: Osage County,” “The Homecoming,” “Race”, “Speed-the-Plow”, “Glengarry Glen Ross”, “Radio Golf”, “Blithe Spirit”, Will Ferrell’s “You’re Welcome America”, “Talk Radio,” “reasons to be pretty”, “November” and “Enron.” Upcoming:  David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theatre” starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight, directed by Neil Pepe and William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” starring Al Pacino directed by Daniel Sullivan.

JERRY FRANKEL has received Tony Awards for producing Hair, August: Osage County, Spring Awakening, Glengarry Glen Ross and Death of a Salesman. Other Broadway: Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts; David Mamet’s Race; Neil LaBute’s Reasons to Be Pretty; Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America…; Blithe Spirit; Enron; All About Me; November; The Homecoming; Talk Radio; Radio Golf (New York Drama Critics Circle Award); Enchanted April (Outer Critics Circle Award); Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Revival of a Play); Jekyll & Hyde; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Drama Desk Award). Regional: numerous productions at the Park Cities Playhouse in Dallas, including Love Letters with Charlton Heston. Film: Slap Shot with Paul Newman, Eye of the Needle with Donald Sutherland, The Big Easy and Fastbreak.

 

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The National Theatre, London
Announces a special encore broadcast of
PHÈDRE starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren
Prior to the second season of "National Theatre Live"

Phèdre will be broadcast on September 23, 2010.

The National Theatre is pleased to announce a special encore broadcast of Phèdre, by Jean Racine in a version by Ted Hughes starring Helen Mirren (The Queen) and Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia! film), directed by Nicholas Hytner on September 23, 2010.  Phèdre was originally performed live on June 25, 2009, launching the National's initiative to broadcast performances to cinemas worldwide.  This encore broadcast heralds the second season of National Theatre Live, beginning this fall.

The first season of National Theatre Live was seen by over 150,000 people on 320 screens in 22 countries.

Phèdre will play in dozens of locations across the U.S. including: the Shakespeare Theatre in D.C., Skirball at New York University, Coolidge Corner in Boston, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and many more from California to Florida.  The broadcast of Phèdre will also include a trailer and preview of the six new productions to feature in National Theatre Live's second season.

National Theatre Live's new season will also include: Hamlet, Frankenstein, Fela!, The Cherry Orchard, the Donmar Warehouse's King Lear and Complicite's A Disappearing Number.  Exhibition dates and cinema locations will be announced later this summer.  All live performances will be broadcast from the National Theatre, except for the October 14th performance of Complicite's A Disappearing Number from the Theatre Royal Plymouth, marking the first time an NT Live performance will originate outside London.  The Donmar's production of King Lear will also be broadcast from the Donmar Warehouse stage in February 2011.

ABOUT PHÈDRE:
Consumed by an uncontrollable passion for her young stepson and believing Theseus, her absent husband, to be dead, Phèdre (Mirren) confesses her darkest desires and enters the world of nightmare. When Theseus returns, alive and well, Phèdre, fearing exposure, accuses her stepson of rape. The result is carnage.

TICKETS:
Tickets for Phèdre will be on sale at most venues beginning Tuesday, September 7th.  Select cinemas will offer subscription packages for the series this year.   To learn more, visit www.ntlive.com and click on the cinema nearest you.

NT Live is distributed internationally (ex-UK) by New York-based BY Experience: www.byexperience.net.

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"Our story begins one fine spring morning - March the twenty-fifth. Nineteen-hundred and thirty-one - on a boxcar heading for Memphis.

It's the dawn of the Depression.  And nine young boys looking for work, nine complete strangers, are about to begin the ride of their lives ..."



LYCEUM THEATRE BOX OFFICE OPENS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 FOR
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
WITH SPECIAL $19.31 TICKET OFFER

FOR ONE DAY ONLY!

"****(out of four)!  A MASTERWORK - daring and highly entertaining!

If you see one show this season, make it THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS!"

Elisabeth Vincentelli, NEW YORK POST



"Pitch perfect.  A STAGGERINGLY INVENTIVE piece of musical theatre.

Entertainment of the highest order, with INSPIRED direction and choreography

by Susan Stroman.  An EXHILIRATING evening of theatre!"

Michael Kuchwara, ASSOCIATED PRESS


Music and lyrics by JOHN KANDER and FRED EBB
Book by DAVID THOMPSON
Direction and Choreography by SUSAN STROMAN

The Lyceum Theatre box office (149 West 45th Street) opens on Thursday, September 2 for the exhilarating new Kander & Ebb musical, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS.  To mark the occasion, the producers are pleased to announce a special ticket offer: for one day only, tickets priced at $19.31 (for the year in which the musical is set) will be available for mezzanine and balcony seats for the first preview on Thursday, October 7.    Tickets for $19.31 will also be available for balcony seats for performances through Thursday, October 14.   The ticket offer is available at the box office on September 2 only and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.   THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS opens on Broadway on Sunday, October 31.

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is the thrilling new musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret). Based on the notorious "Scottsboro" case in the 1930s (in which nine African-American men were unjustly accused of a terrible crime) this daring and wildly entertaining musical explores a fascinating chapter in American history with brilliant originality. This critically-acclaimed production, directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers) and featuring a book by David Thompson (who adapted the script for Chicago's record-breaking revival), comes to Broadway following sold-out runs at the Vineyard Theatre and the Guthrie Theater.

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will be produced on Broadway by Barry and Fran Weissler, Jacki Barlia Florin and The Vineyard Theatre.

The Lyceum Theatre is located at 149 West 45th Street.  Performances are Tuesday through Sunday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 PM.

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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

Wednesday, September 15th
6:30PM

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

 

On 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 & 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 SondheimIn 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 theindelible impact hislife’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 Awardsâ, 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 Awardâfor 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 Professionstarring 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 Anymorestarring 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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ITS BACK! NY THEATER’S ANSWER TO RESTAURANT WEEK:

SEE OVER 20 OF OFF-BROADWAY’S BEST SHOWS FOR ONLY $20 EACH

BUY TICKETS FOR ONLY $20 -

TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE SHOW TIME!

September 7th through 19th

For two weeks only, Off-Broadway will offer tickets for only $20 twenty minutes before show time. “20at20,” the bi-annual celebration of Off-Broadway’s best shows, is now one of New York’s most eagerly awaited events, in the tradition of Restaurant Week! 

Beginning Tuesday, September 7th and continuing through Sunday, September 19th, Off-Broadway shows* will offer seats still available twenty minutes before the curtain, for only $20 when purchased at the box office for over twenty shows (cash only at some venues; some restrictions may apply). (A complete list follows).

Here is your chance to catch up with shows you may have missed, get a sneak peek at the newest hit, or revisit a favorite – all for only $20!  And since Off-Broadway has performances to fit everyone’s schedule, you can see more than one: on a typical Saturday for example, you can see Gazillion Bubble Show at 11, The Fantasticks at 2, Power Balladz at 6, Naked Boys Singing! at 8, and Fuerza Bruta at 10!Where else can you see five shows in a day, for less than the price of ONE BROADWAY TICKET?!  And where else can you see the next A Chorus Line, Rock of Ages, Doubt, In the Heights, Rent, Proof, or Spring Awakening – before the prices go ‘uptown’ – and enjoy these shows in the intimate environment that can only be found OFF-BROADWAY!

SEE 7 SHOWS AND GET FREE DINNER ON US!  See any 7 of the participating 20at20 shows from 9/7/10-9/19/10 and receive a FREE voucher for dinner for 2 at an area restaurant while supplies last! Just mail in your ticket stubs once you have seen 7 shows and we will send you your voucher. Just mail your original ticket stubs (no photocopies accepted) to: 20at20 Dinner Special, 250 West 49th Street, Suite 301, NY, NY 10019. All entries must be postmarked by September 22, 2010 to be valid. Please include your name, phone, email, and mailing address.(Dinners are only available while supplies last. A limited number will be available. No substitutions will be given. You will not be able to choose your restaurant. Voucher is subject to restaurant's restrictions.)

Go to www.20at20.comfor a complete list of participating shows, venues and special offers. Or call toll-free 1-877-4-20at20 (420-2820). “20at20” is a project of the Off-Broadway Theater Alliance. The Alliance is a non-profit organization of theatrical professionals dedicated to promoting and encouraging the production of Off Broadway theater – and to making live theater increasingly affordable and accessible to the public at large.

With additional support from: BestOfOffBroadway.com, BroadwaySpace.com, Playbill, BroadwayBox.com, TeleCharge.com, BroadwayInsider.com, TheMenEvent.com, MVP-NY (publishers of In New York Magazine, Where Magazine New York, Where Guestbook New York, Qg: New York City’s Quickguide and In New York Map), DidHeLikeIt.com, NYC Pocket Guides, 8Coupons.com, TheaterMania, BoffoBox.com, and TheProducersPerspective.com.

*See list for participating shows. All tickets subject to availability; restrictions may apply; offer valid only at the box office on the day of the performance 20 minutes prior to the curtain of the show you wish to see; offer may be revoked at any time; not valid on prior sale; can not be combined with any other offers; valid only September 7th through and including September19th, 2010.

 

 

Participating 20at20 Shows:

 

 All American Girls

Actors Temple Theatre

339 West 47th Street

www.allamericangirlsplay.com

 

The Accidental Pervert

The Players Theatre

115 MacDougal Street

www.theaccidentalpervert.com

 

An Error of the Moon

The Beckett Theatre @ Theatre Row

410 West 42nd Street

www.anerrorofthemoon.com

 

Awesome 80s Prom

Webster Hall

125 East 11th Street

www.awesome80sprom.com

 

Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Actors Temple Theatre

339 West 47th Street

www.theblackgents.homestead.com

 

Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical

St. Luke's Theatre

308 West 46th Street

www.dannyandsylvia.com

 

The Deep Throat Sex Scandal

Theatres at 45 Bleecker

45 Bleecker Street

www.deepthroattheplay.com

 

Dietrich & Chevalier: The Musical

St. Luke's Theatre

308 West 46th Street

www.dietrichandchevalierthemusical.com

 

The Fantasticks

Snapple Theater Center

210 West 50th Street

www.fantasticksonbroadway.com

 

The Flying Karamazov Brothers

Minetta Lane Theatre

18 Minetta Lane

www.thequantumeye.com

 

Freckleface Strawberry The Musical

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street

www.frecklefacethemusical.com

 

Freud's Last Session

Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater

10 West 64th Street

www.freudslastsession.com

 

It Must Be Him

Peter Jay Sharp Theater

46 West 42nd Street

www.itmustbehimplay.com

John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street

www.imaginoceanthemusical.com

 

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

St. Luke's Theatre

308 West 46th Street

www.BigGayItalianWedding.com

Naked Boys Singing!

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street

www.nakedboyssinging.com

 

Now Circa Then

Ars Nova

511 West 54th Street

www.arsnovanyc.com

 

Orlando

Classic Stage Company

136 East 13th Street

www.classicstage.org

Penny Penniworth

TADA Theatre

15 West 28th Street

www.emergingartiststheatre.org

 

Perfect Crime

Snapple Theater Center

210 West 50th Street

www.perfect-crime.com

 

Power Balladz

Midtown Theater

163 West. 46th Street

www.powerballadz.com

 

The Quantum Eye

Bleecker Street Theater

45 Bleecker Street

www.thequantumeye.com

 

The Sensational Josephine Baker

TADA Theatre

15 West 28th Street

www.emergingartiststheatre.org

Tales From The Tunnel

Greenroom Theatre at 45 Bleecker

45 Bleecker Street

www.talesfromthetunnel.com

 

The 39 Steps

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street

www.39stepsny.com

 

Zero Hour - The Zero Mostel Show

Actors Temple Theatre

339 West 47th Street

www.zerohourshow.com

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Phantom of the Opera, The

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musicalization of the Gaston Leroux novel won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical and is now the longest-running show in Broadway history.

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Mamma Mia!

The infectious music of ABBA provides the framework for a romp through the preparations of an unusual wedding.

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Act One

Lincoln Center Theatre presents James Lapine directing his own adaptation of Moss Hart's classic autobiography which eloquently chronicles the playwright/director's impoverished childhood and his determined struggle to escape poverty and…

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All the Way

1963. An assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon Baines Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, the charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into Civil Rights legislation, throwing…

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Matilda The Musical

MATILDA is the story of an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite a bad beginning filled with rotten parents, a terrifying school and a vicious head mistress, her story is…

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Newsies

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged…

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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom from being part of a chart-topping songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with…

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Rock of Ages (at Helen Hayes)

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city rocker, and in L.A.’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the…

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