Andrew C. McGibbon
UPTOWN COMES TO MIDTOWN FOR A BROADWAY DEBUT!
A F T E R M I D N I G H T
ANNOUNCES THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ALL-STARS
HAND-PICKED BY NINE-TIME GRAMMY AND PULITZER PRIZE AWARD-WINNER
THE EXTRAORDINARY 17-PIECE ENSEMBLE
WILL TRANSFORM THE WAY JAZZ IS HEARD ON BROADWAY
NEW YORK, NY (Tuesday, October 1, 2013) – Producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis have announced the roster of musicians who will form the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars and play nightly on Broadway in the new musical After Midnight. Hand-picked by Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s nine-time Grammy and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning Artistic Director, the band includes 17 of the finest soloists and ensemble players in the music world today. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight begins preview performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) on Friday, October 18, 2013with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 3, 2013.
Third-Annual TEDxBroadway: What Is the Best That Broadway Can Be?
Diane Paulus, Lea DeLaria, Sree Sreenivasan, David Drake and Others
Take the Stage to Discuss the Future of Broadway
NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 2, 2013)—The third-annual TEDxBroadway—a one-day event about the highest aspirations of Broadway – returns Monday, February 24th, 2014 at New World Stages in New York City.
The sound of a motorcycle roars from off-stage. What sounds like a sound-effect quickly manifests as a real motorcycle. Driven by a black-helmeted rider, the bike enters and crosses from one side of the stage to the other and then to the center of the stage. Under the helmet is the wavy-haired Hollywood star, Orlando Bloom making his Broadway debut as Romeo in the David Leveaux directed Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The entrance is dramatic, but not for the right reason. As Bloom attempts to circumnavigate the bike around the wall that crosses the stage, a clumsiness encumbers the bike and its rider. It isn’t hard to imagine this bike flying into the wings or into the audience.
THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
ANNOUNCES UPCOMING 2013-2014 SEASON
MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS INCLUDE THE
OFF-BROADWAY PREMIERE OF "LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER"
AND THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "INVENTING MARY MARTIN"
"MUSICALS IN MUFTI" HONORS THE LEGENDARY SHELDON HARNICK,
FEATURING THE NEW REVUE, "A WORLD TO WIN"
AND BROADWAY’S, "TENDERLOIN"
PLUS A DEVELOPMENTAL LAB, READINGS, A “NEW2NY” AND MORE!
MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE…
New York, NY – (September 27, 2013) – The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving neglected shows from the past, has announced its upcoming 2013-2014 season that includes the world premiere of Inventing Mary Martin and the Off-Broadway premiere of Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter, in addition to the highly acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series that will highlight the works of the legendary Sheldon Harnick. Highlights of the fall schedule will be a Developmental Lab presentation of Buddy’s Tavern, a "New2NY" staged concert of Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy,and a one night concert of Six Wives by Joe Masteroff and Edward Thomas.
WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF
THE OLD FRIENDS
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL WILSON
WILL GET A FINAL ONE WEEK EXTENSION
NOW PLAYING THROUGH OCTOBER 20 ONLY
IN THE IRENE DIAMOND STAGE
AT THE PERSHING SQUARE SIGNATURE CENTER
TICKETS ON SALE AT WWW.SIGNATURETHEATRE.ORG
Signature Theatre is pleased to announce a third and final one week extension for the World Premiere of Horton Foote’s THE OLD FRIENDS, directed by Michael Wilson. The production will now play its final performance on Sunday, October 20. THE OLD FRIENDS opened to critical acclaim on September 12 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets during the extension weeks are $75 each.
THE PUBLIC THEATER
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
AN ADDITIONAL TWO WEEKS
TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
Created and Performed by Elevator Repair Service
Directed by John Collins
September 26, 2013 – The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced a second and final two-week extension for the critically acclaimed world premiere of Elevator Repair Service’s ARGUENDO, directed by John Collins. ARGUENDO began performances on Tuesday, September 10, and was originally extended through October 13. The show officially opened on Tuesday, September 24, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, October 27.
NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP NAMES
NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Board of Trustees
Co-Presidents Noel Kirnon and Heather Randall, have announced that Jeremy Blocker has been named the theatre’s new Managing Director.
Mr. Blocker replaces William Russo who is now the Managing Director of Cambridge's American Repertory Theater. Fred Walker currently serves as NYTW's Interim Managing Director.
Mr. Blocker joins New York Theatre Workshop in January 2014. He is currently the Managing Director of Ars Nova, where he has helped establish a framework that serves hundreds of emerging artists each year, by developing their innovative projects, producing world premieres of their work, and helping launch their careers. During his tenure Ars Nova’s budget grew by 50%, and Mr. Blocker oversaw six world premieres, including Dave Malloy's critically-acclaimed Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, which is currently enjoying a successful commercial run. Mr. Blocker's previous positions include Director of Individual Giving at Manhattan Theatre Club and Development Associate for Capital Projects at Atlantic Theater Company. He holds an MFA in theatre management from Columbia University's School of the Arts.
DEE HOTY TO STAR IN
THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK
A NEW PLAY BY MERLE GOOD
Off-Broadway Performances Begin November 2.
Opening Night is November 18
At Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.
Broadway favorite Dee Hoty is set to star in THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK, a new play by Merle Good. Performances will begin November 2nd, with the official Opening Night on Monday, November 18th at 7 PM at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through January 4th. Under the direction of Steven Yuhasz, THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK will also feature Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels),Richard Thieriot (Clybourne Park), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist), and Nicholas Urda (Love’s Labour’s Lost).
MULTI-PLATINUM, GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SUPERSTARS
TONI BRAXTON AND KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS
JOIN THE COMPANY OF BROADWAY’S
AS “SPECIAL GUEST STAR” VOCALISTS BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2014
New York, NY (Wednesday, September 25, 2013) – Multi-Platinum superstars Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edwards are the latest Grammy Award-winning artists set to join the roster of “Special Guest Star” vocalists in the new Broadway musical After Midnight. With an impressive 16 Grammy Awards between them, Braxton and Edwards will join the company following k.d. lang, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 through Sunday, March 30, 2014. As previously announced, After Midnight will reintroduce the Cotton Club's exciting tradition of welcoming the stars of today in limited engagements throughout the musical's run. After Midnight will begin preview performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) on Friday, October 18, 2013 with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 3, 2013. Tickets for Braxton and Edmonds’ engagement will go on sale Monday, November 4, 2013.
CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY’S ROMEO & JULIET
TO BEGIN PREVIEWS ONE DAY LATER
PERFORMANCES NOW TO BEGIN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, starring Elizabeth Olsen as Juliet and Julian Cihi as Romeo, directed by Tea Alagić, will now begin previews Saturday, September 28 at 3 pm, one day later than originally scheduled. The shift is due to a scenic element modification that will require additional technical rehearsal later this week. The official press opening remains Wednesday, October 16.