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MICHAEL C. HALL
TO STAR IN

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

GOLDEN GLOBE & DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER
TO JOIN TONY AWARD WINNER LENA HALL
BEGINNING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 AT THE BELASCO THEATRE

Get Hedwig and the Angry Inch Tickets

Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall will star in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, starting Thursday, October 16 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). HEDWIG will mark Hall’s first musical theatre role in over a decade having previously made acclaimed runs in the Broadway productions ofCabaret and Chicago.

Michael C. Hall’s limited engagement in HEDWIG is through Sunday, January 4, 2015. Andrew Rannells, who is currently playing the role of Hedwig, will play the final performance of his limited engagement on Sunday, October 12.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, also stars Tony Award winner Lena Hall as Yitzhak. The production has received rave reviews and is winner of four Tony Awards and won Best Musical Revival by the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, Drama League Awards, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.

“Internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Robinson (Michael C. Hall) brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock and roll saga to New York to set the recordstraight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that “angry inch.”

HEDWIG has inspired a generation of young theatre writers and audiences. This wickedly funny and heartbreaking show was called “the Best Rock Musical Ever” by Rolling Stone and “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever,” by Time Magazine.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH  was originally produced by David Binder off off Broadway at Westbeth and then, under the direction of Peter Askin, ran over two years at the Jane Street Theatre beginning in February 1998. The musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and both John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask won Obies in 2001. It won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly’s “Soundtrack of the Year” Award. Time Magazine named HEDWIG the Top Musical of 1998.

The film of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, won the Audience Award and Best Director Awards at Sundance. Mitchell won the Best New Director from the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and the LA Critics Society. Stage productions have played for many years in Japan and in 2008, Korea hosted a popular televised reality show about the search for a new star to play Hedwig.

The creative team for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH features Emmy Award nominee Spencer Liff (musical staging), Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Julian Crouch(scenic design), Tony Award and two-time Oscar nominee Arianne Phillips (costume design), four-time Tony Award winner Kevin Adams (lighting design), Mike Potter (hair and makeup design), Tony Award nominee and platinum-selling record producer Tim O’Heir (sound design), Benjamin Pearcy for 59 Productions (projection design), John Bair/Phosphene(animation), James Calleri (casting), Tony and Grammy Award nominee Ethan Popp (music supervisor & music coordinator), Justin Craig (music director), Liz Caplan (vocal supervision),Stephen Gabis (dialect coach), and Johanna McKeon (associate director).

The members of “The Angry Inch,” Hedwig’s band, are music director Justin Craig (guitar and keyboards), Matt Duncan (bass), Tim Mislock (guitar), and Peter Yanowitz (drums).

David Binder, who first produced HEDWIG in 1997, is producing the musical on Broadway with Jayne Baron ShermanBarbara WhitmanLatitude LinkPatrick CatulloRaise The Roof,Paula Marie BlackColin CallenderRuth HendelSharon KarmazinMartian Entertainment, Stacey Mindich, Eric Schnall, and The Shubert Organization101 Productions, Ltd are the executive producers.

TICKETING INFORMATION

Tickets for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH are available now by calling 212-239-6200 or visiting Telecharge.com, or via the Belasco Theatre Box Office (111 West 44th Street). Ticket prices range from $142 – $47.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

·       THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14: Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.Saturday at 7 & 10 p.m.Sunday at 2 & 7 p.m. (eight performances per week).

·       MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12: Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.Saturday at 7 p.m.Sunday at 2 & 7 p.m. (seven performances per week).

·       MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19: Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.Saturday at 2 & 8 p.m.Sunday at 2 & 7 p.m. (six performances this week).

·       STARTING MONDAY, OCTOBER 20 (REGULAR SCHEDULE): Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinees on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m (seven performances per week).

BIOGRAPHY

MICHAEL C. HALL (Hedwig Robinson) recently starred in Will Eno's Broadway production of The Realistic Jones, directed by Sam Gold and co-starring Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei. He made his Broadway debut in 1999 as the Emcee in Sam Mendes' revival of Cabaret and portrayed Billy Flynn in 2002 in the revival of Chicago. Off-Broadway, Hall's credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company's Mr. MarmaladeCymbelineMacbethTimon of Athens, and Henry V at the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, The English Teachers for MCC, the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Corpus ChristiRomeo and Juliet at Center Stage, R Shoman at Williamstown and Skylight at the Mark Taper Forum. His television credits include “Dexter” (SAG, Golden Globe awards; five Emmy nominations) and “Six Feet Under” (two SAG ensemble awards, Emmy nomination). On film, Hall recently appeared in Cold in July and Kill Your Darlings. MFA:  NYU.

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:28:10 -0400
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE... and HEDWIG... Tie for 4 Tony Awards Each http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/And-the-Winner-is...-Tony-Awards-Coverage-from-Dress-Rehearsal-to-Red-Carpet-to-Credits.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/And-the-Winner-is...-Tony-Awards-Coverage-from-Dress-Rehearsal-to-Red-Carpet-to-Credits.html A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE... and HEDWIG... Tie for 4 Tony Awards Each

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A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER and HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH tie for 4 Tony Awards each at 2014 Tony Awards.  Scroll down for a complete list of winners.

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:28:24 -0400
THE ELEPHANT MAN Announces Theatre, Dates, Additional Casting & American Express Pre-Sale Starting Tomorrow http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/THE-ELEPHANT-MAN-Announces-Theatre-Dates-Additional-Casting-American-Express-Pre-Sale-Starting-Tomorrow.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/THE-ELEPHANT-MAN-Announces-Theatre-Dates-Additional-Casting-American-Express-Pre-Sale-Starting-Tomorrow.html

TICKETS ON SALE TO AMERICAN EXPRESS® CARD MEMBERS ONLY
TOMORROWJUNE 4 AT 10 AM THROUGH TELECHARGE.COM FOR

BRADLEY COOPER   PATRICIA CLARKSON   ALESSANDRO NIVOLA

IN

THE ELEPHANT MAN

THE TONY AWARD-WINNING PLAY BY
BERNARD POMERANCE

DIRECTED BY
SCOTT ELLIS

PREVIEWS OCTOBER 18, 2014
OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 13, 2014
ON BROADWAY AT THE BOOTH THEATRE

Tickets go on sale tomorrowWednesday, June 4 at 10 AM exclusively to American Express® Card Members for two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola in Bernard Pomerance’s Tony Award-winning play THE ELEPHANT MAN, directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. Preferred seating is available to Gold Card, Platinum Card®, and Centurion® members. For tickets, call212-239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com. The general public on sale will begin on Saturday, June 28 at 10 AM

 

THE ELEPHANT MAN begins performances on Saturday, October 18, 2014 and will open on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). The production will play a 13-week engagement through January 18, 2014.

This production was first produced and presented in July 2012 in Williamstown Massachusetts by the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Jenny Gersten, Artistic Director. Bradley Cooper (as John Merrick), Patricia Clarkson (as Mrs. Kendal) and Alessandro Nivola (as Dr. Fredrik Treves) all appeared together in that production, also directed by Scott Ellis. The Broadway cast will also include Anthony Heald (as Ross / Bishop Walsham How), Scott Lowell (as Snork / Pinhead Manager / Lord John), Kathryn Meisle (as Miss Sandwich / Princess) and Henry Stram (as Carr Gomm / Conductor). Full casting will be announced soon.

Based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, THE ELEPHANT MAN tells the story of a 19th-century British man (Cooper) whose severe disfigurement made him a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When the renowned Dr. Treves (Nivola) takes Merrick under his care at the London Hospital, he discovers that beneath this shocking exterior lies a brilliant mind and an unshakable faith. Soon all of Victorian high society becomes fascinated by Merrick, especially the beautiful actress Mrs. Kendal (Clarkson). But with his new life comes new complexity… and as Merrick's condition grows more severe, a "normal" life begins to seem all but impossible.

THE ELEPHANT MAN will be produced on Broadway by James L. Nederlander.

THE ELEPHANT MAN features Scenic and Projection Design by Timothy R. Mackabee, Costume Design by Clint Ramos, Lighting Design by Philip S. Rosenberg, and Sound Design by Drew Levy.

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:19:28 -0400
Kristine Nielsen Announced to Join YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast, Jason Robert Brown to Write Music http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/Kristine-Nielsen-Announced-to-Join-YOU-CAN-T-TAKE-IT-WITH-YOU-Cast-Jason-Robert-Brown-to-Write-Music.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/Kristine-Nielsen-Announced-to-Join-YOU-CAN-T-TAKE-IT-WITH-YOU-Cast-Jason-Robert-Brown-to-Write-Music.html

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

STARRING JAMES EARL JONES

TO ALSO STAR KRISTINE NIELSEN;

WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
JASON ROBERT BROWN

AUDIENCE REWARDS PRESALE BEGINS JUNE 4TH
PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT THE LONGACRE ON AUGUST 26TH

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama You Can’t Take It With You announce that Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) joins previously announced Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle winner James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Fences, The Great White Hope) as Penelope Sycamore in the cast. Further casting will be announced soon.  

Producers are also thrilled to announce that Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and this season’s two-time Tony Award Nominee for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations for The Bridges of Madison County, will write original music for the production. This season, Brown has already won two Drama Desk Awards and an Outer Critics Circle Award for The Bridges of Madison County.

Audience Rewards Members will be able to purchase tickets in advance of the general public by visiting AudienceRewards.com from Wednesday, June 4, 2014, through Tuesday, June 10, 2014.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting telecharge.com

You Can’t Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776).

You Can’t Take It With You will be produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Dominion Pictures, Gutterman Chernoff, Terry Schnuck, Caiola Productions, Gabrielle Palitz, R&D Theatricals, SunnySpot Productions, Jessica Genick and Will Trice, in association with Roundabout Theatre Company.

Family can do crazy things to people.  And the Sycamore family is a little crazy to begin with.   James Earl Jones heads the wackiest household to ever hit Broadway in Kaufman and Hart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic You Can’t Take It With You.  He plays wily Grandpa Vanderhof, leader of a happily eccentric gang of snake collectors, cunning revolutionaries, ballet dancers and skyrocket makers. But when the youngest daughter brings her fiancé and his buttoned-up parents over for dinner, that’s when the real fireworks start to fly.

The original production of the play opened at the Booth Theater on December 14, 1936, and played for 837 performances. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

BIOS

JASON ROBERT BROWN has composed music and lyrics for The Bridges of Madison County (Tony nominee, Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Award), Songs for a New WorldParade (Tony Award, Original Score), The Last Five Years (Drama Desk Awards, Music and Lyrics), and 13. As a pianist and singer, Jason has toured the world with his band The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, and his solo album Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes was on Amazon.com’s 100 Best list. Mr. Brown conducted the National Symphony in his orchestral piece The Trumpet of the Swan (written with Marsha Norman). In 2014, his next musical, Honeymoon In Vegas, will open on Broadway, and a film of The Last Five Years will arrive in theaters. Jason has taught musical theatre performance and composition at USC and is an Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University.  He directed 13 in the West End and the 2013 production of The Last Five Years Off-Broadway at Second Stage. Jason lives in New York with his wife, composer Georgia Stitt, and their two daughters.www.jasonrobertbrown.com

KRISTINE NIELSEN. Broadway: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony Nomination), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, To Be or Not to Be, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Spring Awakening, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Green Bird, Jackie, The Iceman Cometh. With Christopher Durang: Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them (Drama League, Outer Critics Circle noms.); Miss Witherspoon; Betty's Summer Vacation (Obie, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle noms.); Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge. Off-Broadway: The Killer, Crazy Mary, Our Leading Lady, Dog Opera (Obie Award). Has appeared at many regional theaters including the Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse and the Taper. Film: Morning Glory, That's What She Said, The Savages, Adelaide, Small Time Crooks. Television: "Political Animals," "Smash," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: CI," "Third Watch," NBC’s live broadcast of “The Sound of Music.” Education: M.F.A., Yale School of Drama; B.S., Northwestern.

JAMES EARL JONES made his Broadway debut in 1957 and has won Tony Awards for the Broadway productions of The Great White Hope and Fences; Tony nominations for Gore Vidal’s The Best Man and On Golden Pond; Drama Desk Awards for Othello, Les Blancs, Hamlet, The Cherry Orchard and Fences; Obie Awards for Clandestine on the Morning Line, The Apple, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, and Baal; a Theatre World Award for Moon on a Rainbow Shawl; the Los Angeles Critics Circle Award for Fences; and an Olivier Award nomination for his portrayal of Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in London. Additional theater credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway, Paul RobesonThe Iceman Cometh, Of Mice and Men, and most recently Broadway, London, and Australian productions of Driving Miss Daisy. Jones is also an award-winning film and television actor and was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Oscar.

SCOTT ELLIS (Director). Broadway: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony nom.), Harvey, Curtains (Tony nom.), The Little Dog Laughed (Drama League nom.), Twelve Angry Men (Tony, DD noms., OCC, DD awards, Best Revival), The Man Who Had All the LuckThe Boys From SyracuseThe Rainmaker1776 (DD, Tony nom., Best Director), She Loves Me (Tony nom.; DD, OCC awards), Picnic (OCC nom.),CompanyA Month in the CountrySteel Pier (Tony nom.; DD, OCC awards). London: She Loves Me (Olivier Award). Off-Broadway: Gruesome Playground Injuries, The Understudy, StreamersGood Boys and TrueEntertaining Mr. SloaneThe Waverly GalleryThe Dog ProblemThat Championship SeasonDark RaptureAnd the World Goes ’Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb (DD, OCC awards); and Flora, the Red Menace (DD nom). NYC Opera: 110 in the ShadeA Little Night Music (also L.A. Opera). TV: “Weeds” (Executive Producer), “30 Rock” (Emmy nom., Best Director), “Modern Family,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Frasier,” “The Good Wife,” “Hung,” “The Closer.” Mr. Ellis is the Associate Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company.

KAUFMAN & HART.  The Kaufman and Hart collaboration lasted from 1930 to 1940. The first play they collaborated on was Once in a Lifetime, one of the greatest success of its time.   Over the next ten years they wrote seven other shows together: Merrily We Roll Along (1934), You Can’t Take It with You (1936), I’d Rather Be Right (1937), The Fabulous Invalid (1938), The American Way (1939), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939), and George Washington Slept Here (1940).

Solo, Hart wrote Lady in the Dark, Winged Victory, Christopher Blake, Light Up the Sky, and The Climate of Eden. In addition, he wrote many screenplays that were produced in Hollywood, including the 1954 version of A Star Is Born. His most notable screenplay was Gentleman’s Agreement which won an Academy Award.  Before and after working with Hart, Kaufman wrote such hits as The Butter and Egg Man, The Coconuts, and Strike Up the Band (all as a solo playwright); The Royal Family and Dinner at Eight(with Edna Ferber);The Dark Tower(with Alexander Woollcott); Animal Crackers (with Morris Ryskind);Park Avenue (with Nunnally Johnson); and The Solid Gold Cadillac(with Howard Teichman).

 

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:11:23 -0400
68th Annual Tony Awards to be Broadcast to Over 30 Countries Globally http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/68th-Annual-Tony-Awards-to-be-Broadcast-to-Over-30-Countries-Globally.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/68th-Annual-Tony-Awards-to-be-Broadcast-to-Over-30-Countries-Globally.html

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68th Annual Tony Awards to Wow Worldwide

2014 Tony Awards to be Broadcast to Over 30 Countries Globally

New York, NY (June 2, 2014) -- The 68th Annual Tony Awards will be televised live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday June 8th from 8-11 P.M. (ET/PT time delay) on CBS in the U.S. and internationally to over thirty countries including Japan (WOWOW), Australia (Foxtel), New Zealand (Sky), Philippines (ABS-CBN), Canada (CHCH) and on Pramer Film & Arts throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean and via AFN to American servicemen worldwide. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

Distributed to international broadcasters by The Fremantle Corporation, Broadway’s biggest night is to be hosted by Hugh Jackman and will feature appearances by Bradley Cooper, Kevin Bacon, Carole King, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Will Ferrell, Liev Schreiber, Emmy Rossum, Kate Mara, Zachary Quinto, Zachary Levi, Lucy Liu, Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Leighton Meester, Ethan Hawke, Zach Braff, Matt Bomer, Anna Gunn, Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Tony nominee Audra McDonald, Fran Drescher, Wayne Brady, Kenneth Branagh, Tony Goldwyn, Vera Farmiga and Alessandro Nivola.

Feature performances by 2014 Tony Nominees Neil Patrick Harris and the cast of Hedwig and the Angry InchSutton Foster with the cast of VioletIdina Menzel performing from the new musical If/Then and Alan Cummingreprising his Tony Award winning role in a performance from the revival of Cabaret. Performances by the casts of this year’s Best Musical and Best Musical Revival Nominees, as well as other new musicals: Aladdin, Les Misérables, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bullets Over Broadway and Rocky will also be included in the entertainment.

Sting will perform a song from his upcoming musical, The Last Ship. Music legends Patti LaBelle, Gladys      Knight and Fantasia will take the stage for an unforgettable performance with the cast of After Midnight and the cast ofWicked, winner of 3 Tony Awards in 2004,will take the stage to celebrate Wicked’s 10th Anniversary.   

The Tony Awards is a multiple Emmy Award-winning celebrity packed entertainment experience that continues to delight a growing and appreciative audience of theatre, music and dance lovers around the world.

Visit TonyAwards.com, and follow the Tonys at Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards, @TheTonyAwards on Twitter, and Instagram.com/TheTonyAwards. #TonyAwards

The Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 8, 2014. For more information on the Tony Awards, please visitwww.TonyAwards.com.

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About the Tony Awards

The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nick Scandalios is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather Hitchens is Executive Director. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2014 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2014 Tony Awards.

IBM, the official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards website, www.TonyAwards.com across digital platforms. Carnegie Mellon University is the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards.  Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet.  City National Bank is the official bank of the Tony Awards. United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards. Nexxus Salon Hair Care is the official beauty partner of the Tony Awards.  Paramount Hotel is the official hotel partner of the Tonys.  The New York Times is the official and exclusive print media partner of the Tony Awards. PEOPLE is the official magazine partner of the Tony Awards. Clear Channel Spectacolor is an official media partner of the TonyAwards and co-producer of the Tony Awards Simulcast in Times Square.

About The Fremantle Corporation

The Fremantle Corporation is a Toronto based boutique distributor with a diverse selection quality scripted and unscripted programs for traditional markets, platforms and emerging media initiatives worldwide.

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:47:42 -0400
New Digitial Music Store BWAYTUNES.com Launches Today http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/New-Digitial-Music-Store-BWAYTUNES.com-Launches-Today.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/New-Digitial-Music-Store-BWAYTUNES.com-Launches-Today.html

BWAYTUNES.COM LAUNCHES TODAY, JUNE 2
NEW DIGITAL MUSIC STORE PROVIDES
ONE-STOP SHOPPING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE DOWNLOADS

BWAYTUNES.comTM, a new eStore exclusively dedicated to musical theatre music, will be launched today, Monday, June 2, 2014.  The site recreates online the experience of visiting a specialty record store.  But unlike a hard-to-find shop nestled away on a city side street, BWAYTUNES.com is just a click away on all online devices all across the country.  The site will offer the internet’s most comprehensive catalog of digital musical theatre music, to satisfy both aficionados and general consumers alike.

 

While many of the commercial recordings on BWAYTUNES.com are also available on traditional music download sites, some musical theater music can prove difficult to find amid more than 25 million songs on those sites.   Not only does BWAYTUNES.com allow users to search by show title and song title, but also by year and by every major production credit, including performer, composer, lyricist, book writer, choreographer, musical director, producer and more.   BWAYTUNES.com will also provide MP3 downloads at a bit rate of 320 kbs, providing superior audio quality.

BWAYTUNES.com also goes beyond online music purchasing, and will include:

·        An online community, featuring curation and blogs by industry professionals

·        Direct links to purchase sheet music

·        Free music and exclusive offers from current Broadway shows for registered users

·        Links to Wikipedia entries and The New York Times reviews for all show cast album entries

·        BwayTunes Radio powered by AccuRadio’s 40 Broadway curated radio channels

·        Playable locker of your purchases, accessible from all devices, so music and purchased content is never lost

7digital, the leading digital music platform, has partnered with BWAYTUNES.com to supply a legally licensed catalogue of music and to power the service’s content delivery, transactions, user account management and royalty reporting.  Established in 2004, 7digital is headquartered in London, UK and operates globally.

BWAYTUNES.com is a New York Limited Liability Company (LLC).  The business and site were conceived and designed by Jim Russek and Erik Hartog.  Mr. Hartog is a Wall Street strategist and entrepreneur.  Mr. Russek is an Executive Creative Director at AKA-NYC, the Broadway theater advertising agency. He is a theater marketing professional with over 30 years experience on Broadway.

“We’re musical theater fans ourselves and wanted a site that is designed to provide the most immersive, comprehensive online store for show music,” commented Russek.  “BWAYTUNES.com uses today’s technology to recreate the experience of what it was like to visit a record store devoted to musical theater music, like the late lamented Colony or Footlight Records shops. Whether you are a hard core collector or just discovering this world of music for the first time, we think BWAYTUNES.com is a much richer, more personal experience that users will turn to regularly.”

Andy Propst will serve as Editor-in-Chief and curator for BWAYTUNES.com.  He is founder of AmericanTheaterWeb.com, a respected critic whose work has appeared in The Village Voice and Time Out NY, among others and is currently writing the biography of Cy Coleman for Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard.  He will curate the site weekly, featuring past and recent recordings that will set the weekly agenda for bloggers. Bill Rosenfield and Erik Haagensen will also blog weekly for the site. Mr. Rosenfield produced 65 cast recordings garnering 30 Grammy nominations and has turned his talent to play writing. Mr. Haagensen, former critic for Backstage, is a musical theatre historian and librettist. Ted Sperling, the accomplished director and musical director will also be a frequent contributor.

Visit BWAYTUNES.com for more information. 

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:42:31 -0400
2014 Tony Awards Announce Student Lottery Tickets http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/2014-Tony-Awards-Announce-Student-Lottery-Tickets.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/2014-Tony-Awards-Announce-Student-Lottery-Tickets.html

 

tony awards

2014 TONY AWARDS® ANNOUNCE

STUDENT LOTTERY TICKETS!

Student Tickets Available to Broadway’s Biggest Night

The 68th Annual Tony Awards

Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, Sunday, June 8th

New York, NY (June 2, 2014) – The Tony Awards have announced that a limited number of tickets to the 68th Annual Tony Awards will be available to students through a Student Lottery at the Tony Pop-Up Shop on Tuesday, June 3rd. 

 

 

Entries for the 2014 Tony Awards Student Lottery will begin at the Tony Pop-Up Shop at the Paramount Hotel (235 West 46th St at 8th Avenue) on Tuesday, June 3rd at 12:30 PM.  Participants must be current students with a valid student ID. At 1:00 PM, entries will be drawn for a limited number of tickets priced at $40 each (cash only).   Participants must appear in-person at the drawing to receive tickets. Limit one entry per valid ID and two tickets per winner.

The 2014 Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 8th 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

For more information on the 2014 Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards, follow @TheTonyAwards and use #tonyawards on Twitter and Instagram. 

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About the Tony Awards

The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nick Scandalios is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather Hitchens is Executive Director. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2014 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2014 Tony Awards.

IBM, the official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards website, www.TonyAwards.com across digital platforms. Carnegie Mellon University is the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards.  Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet.  City National Bank is the official bank of the Tony Awards. United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards. Nexxus Salon Hair Care is the official beauty partner of the Tony Awards.  Paramount Hotel is the official hotel partner of the Tonys.  The New York Times is the official and exclusive print media partner of the Tony Awards. PEOPLE is the official magazine partner of the Tony Awards. Clear Channel Spectacolor is an official media partner of the TonyAwards and co-producer of the Tonys Simulcast in Times Square.

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:36:10 -0400
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE... and ALL THE WAY Take Top Honors at 2014 Drama Desk Awards http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/A-GENTLEMAN-S-GUIDE...-and-ALL-THE-WAY-Take-Top-Honors-at-2014-Drama-Desk-Awards.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/A-GENTLEMAN-S-GUIDE...-and-ALL-THE-WAY-Take-Top-Honors-at-2014-Drama-Desk-Awards.html

2014 DRAMA DESK AWARDS
WINNERS ANNOUNCED 

Awards were presented Sunday, June 1st at The Town Hall 

www.DramaDeskAwards.com

 

(Sunday, June 1, 2014) - Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced this evening at The Town Hall.

 

The 2014 Drama Desk Awards were streamed live on www.TheaterMania.com. The full list of winners is available at the website, and below.

In keeping with Drama Desk's mission, nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2013-2014 New York theater season in the same competitive categories.

TheaterMania.com presented the awards ceremony. Gretchen Shugart is Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards. Laura Benanti hosted the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards. Joey Parnes Productions produced and managed the show. The Awards show was written by Bill Rosenfield anddirected by Jack Cummings III (co-founder and artistic director of Transport Group).

The 2013-2014 Drama Desk Nominating Committee is composed of: Barbara Siegel, Chairperson, (Author and Freelance Critic); Morgan Jenness (Dramaturg; Columbia & Pace University Professor); Samuel L. Leiter (Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theatre, CUNY); Sandy MacDonald (freelance; TheaterNewsOnline.com); Chad McArver (Lighting and Set Designer; Professor, Fordham University); Martha Wade Steketee (Editor and Contributor, Chance Magazine; UrbanExcavations.com); and James Wilson (Theatre Professor, CUNY; Co-Editor of JADT). Isa Goldberg is president of the Drama Desk.

About Drama Desk

Drama Desk was founded in 1949 to explore key issues in the theater and to bring together critics and writers in an organization to support the ongoing development of theater in New York. The organization began presenting its awards in 1955, and it is the only critics' organization to honor achievement in the theater with competition among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions in the same categories.

The 2013-2014 Board of Directors of the Drama Desk is composed of: Isa Goldberg (The Broadway Channel), Leslie (Hoban) Blake (City Arts; Two on the Aisle), Charles Wright (A+E Networks), Richard Ridge (Broadway World),Arlene Epstein (South Shore Record & Herald Community Newspapers), Elysa Gardner (USA Today), Randy Gener(USA Editor, Critical Stages; Contributor, NPR), John Istel (Freelance), Ed Karam (offoffonline.com), David Kaufman(Author & Freelance), William Wolf (Adjunct Professor, NYU & wolfentertainmentguide.com), Lauren Yarger(Manchester Journal-Inquirer & reflectionsinthelight.com).

About TheaterMania.com

Founded in 1999, TheaterMania connects the theater industry with a mass consumer audience, comprehensive listings, news, reviews, features, interviews, and video content covering theater across the United States. TheaterMania's widely distributed email newsletters provide special offers to its subscribers.  In addition to providing theaters with online marketing programs to drive ticket sales, TheaterMania's proprietary ticketing system OvationTix™ is used throughout America by hundreds of performing arts organizations, museums, concerts, festivals, and events to process tickets sales, and manage fundraising and patron information.  TheaterMania also owns London-based WhatsOnStage.com, a source for information and tickets to UK theatre, and the producer of the annual WhatsOnStage Awards.  Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania, became Executive Producer of Drama Desk Awards in 2012.

About Joey Parnes Productions

Led by Joey Parnes, a veteran Broadway producer and general manager, Joey Parnes Productions produces, executive produces, and general manages plays and musicals for Broadway and the road in addition to working with non-profits on Broadway transfers. Currently represented on Broadway by A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder and A Raisin In The Sun, recent credits include Betrayal (2013), the Tony Award winning Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, and the Tony Award winning revival of HAIR. Joey served as the Coordinating Producer of the Tony Awards from 2001 to 2008 and with his colleagues Sue Wagner and John Johnson produced the Drama Desk Awards in 2012 and 2013.

In addition to TheaterMania and Gretchen Shugart, Robert R. Blume and David S. Stone in association with Renee McCurry are Co-Executive Producers of Drama Desk Awards.

www.DramaDeskAwards.com

DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINEES FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON
(WINNERS IN BOLD)

Outstanding Play

Nell Benjamin, The Explorers Club

Steven Levenson, Core Values

Conor McPherson, The Night Alive

Richard Nelson, Regular Singing

Bruce Norris, Domesticated

Robert Schenkkan, All the Way

John Patrick Shanley, Outside Mullingar

Outstanding Musical

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Aladdin

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Fun Home

Love's Labour's Lost

Rocky

The Bridges of Madison County

Outstanding Revival of a Play

I Remember Mama

London Wall

No Man's Land

Of Mice and Men

The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Model Apartment

Twelfth Night*

*Shakespeare's Globe Production

Outstanding Revival of a Musical          

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Les Misérables

Violet

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Bryan Cranston, All the Way

Hamish Linklater, The Comedy of Errors

Ian McKellen, No Man's Land

David Morse, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin

Chris O'Dowd, Of Mice and Men

Daniel Radcliffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan

Denzel Washington, A Raisin in the Sun

Outstanding Actress in a Play              

Barbara Andres, I Remember Mama

Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons

Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Laurie Metcalf, Domesticated

J. Smith-Cameron, Juno and the Paycock

Harriet Walter, Julius Caesar

Outstanding Actor in a Musical            

Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Adam Jacobs, Aladdin

Andy Karl, Rocky

Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County

Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Outstanding Actress in a Musical       

Sutton Foster, Violet

Idina Menzel, If/Then

Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Kelli O'Hara, The Bridges of Madison County

Margo Seibert, Tamar of the River

Barrett Wilbert Weed, Heathers: The Musical

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play 

Reed Birney, Casa Valentina

Chuck Cooper, Choir Boy

Peter Maloney, Outside Mullingar

Bobby Moreno, Year of the Rooster

Bill Pullman, The Jacksonian

Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play          

Betty Buckley, The Old Friends

Julia Coffey, London Wall

Diane Davis, The Model Apartment

Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie

Jan Maxwell, The Castle

Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical        

Danny Burstein, Cabaret

Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical

Joshua Henry, Violet

James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin

Rory O'Malley, Nobody Loves You

Bobby Steggert, Big Fish

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical   

Stephanie J. Block, Little Miss Sunshine

Anika Larsen, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (tie)

Adriane Lenox, After Midnight

Sydney Lucas, Fun Home

Laura Osnes, The Threepenny Opera

Jennifer Simard, Disaster!

Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (tie)

Outstanding Director of a Play             

Joe Calarco, A Christmas Carol

Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night

Thomas Kail, Family Furniture

Bill Rauch, All the Way

Anna D. Shapiro, Domesticated

Julie Taymor, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Outstanding Director of a Musical        

Sam Gold, Fun Home

Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Bartlett Sher, The Bridges of Madison County

Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical

Alex Timbers, Rocky

Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Outstanding Choreography                    

Warren Carlyle, After Midnight

Steven Hoggett, Kelly Devine, Rocky

Danny Mefford, Love's Labour's Lost

Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin

Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical

Sonya Tayeh, Kung Fu

Outstanding Music

Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

Andrew Lippa, Big Fish

Steven Lutvak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Alan Menken, Aladdin

Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe, Heathers: The Musical

Jeanine Tesori, Fun Home

Outstanding Lyrics                       

Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Chad Beguelin, Aladdin

Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Michael Friedman, Love's Labour's Lost

Michael Korie, Far from Heaven

Lisa Kron, Fun Home

Outstanding Book of a Musical  

Chad Beguelin, Aladdin

Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, Murder for Two

Lisa Kron, Fun Home

Douglas McGrath, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Marsha Norman, The Bridges of Madison County

Outstanding Orchestrations                  

Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

John Clancy, Fun Home

Larry   Hochman, Big Fish

Steve Sidwell, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Michael Starobin, If/Then

Jonathan Tunick, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Outstanding Music in a Play                   

Lewis Flinn, The Tribute Artist

Elliot Goldenthal, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Rob Kearns, The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle

Tom Kochan, Almost, Maine

Nico Muhly,   The Glass Menagerie

Duncan Sheik, A Man's a Man

Outstanding Revue                       

After Midnight

I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Musik from the Weimar and Beyond

Le Jazz Hot: How the French Saved Jazz

Til Divorce Do Us Part

What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined

Outstanding Set Design               

Christopher Barreca, Rocky

Alexander Dodge, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Richard Hoover, Small Engine Repair

Santo Loquasto, Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical

Ian MacNeil, A Doll's House

Donyale Werle, The Explorers Club

Outstanding Costume Design                

Constance Hoffman, A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Ivey Long, Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical

Zane   Pihlstrom, Nutcracker Rouge

Loren Shaw, The Mysteries

Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night

David C. Woolard, The Heir Apparent

Outstanding Lighting Design                  

Christopher Akerlind, Rocky

Jane   Cox, Machinal

David Lander, The Civil War

Peter Mumford, King Lear

Brian  Tovar, Tamar of the River

Japhy Weideman, Macbeth

Outstanding Projection Design  

Robert Massicotte and Alexis Laurence, Cirkopolis

Sven Ortel, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Aaron Rhyne, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Shawn Sagady, All the Way

Austin Switser, Sontag: Reborn

Ben Rubin, Arguendo

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical          

Kai Harada, Fun Home

Peter Hylenski, Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical

Peter Hylenski, Rocky

Brian Ronan, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Dan Moses Schreier, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Jon Weston, The Bridges of Madison County

Outstanding Sound Design in a Play    

M.L. Dogg, The Open House

Katie Down, The Golden Dragon

Paul James  Prendergast, All the Way

Dan Moses Schreier, Act One

Christopher Shutt, Love and Information

Matt Tierney, Machinal

Outstanding Solo Performance 

David Barlow, This is My Office

Jim Brochu, Character Man

Hannah Cabell, Grounded

Debra Jo Rupp, Becoming Dr. Ruth

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned

John Douglas Thompson, Satchmo at the Waldorf

Unique Theatrical Experience

Charlatan                 

Cirkopolis                

Mother Africa                       

Nothing to Hide                   

Nutcracker Rouge              

The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill Vol.

Special Awards Each year, the Drama Desk votes special awards to recognize excellence and significant contributions to the theater. For 2013-2014, these awards are:

  • To Soho Rep.: For nearly four decades of artistic distinction, innovative production, and provocative play selection.
  • To Veanne Cox: For her ability to express the eccentricities, strengths, and vulnerabilities of a range of characters, and notably for her comedic flair as evidenced in this season's The Old Friends and The Most Deserving.
  • To Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, the Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Award: For his visionary directorial excellence. This season's The Golden Dragon and The Mysteries exemplify his bold and strikingly original imagination.
  • To the ensembles of Off-Broadway's The Open House and Broadway's The Realistic Joneses and to the creator of both plays, Will Eno: For two extraordinary casts and one impressively inventive playwright.
  • The Open House: Hannah Bos, Michael Countryman, Peter Friedman, Danny McCarthy, and Carolyn McCormick
  • The Realistic Joneses:Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei

Individual artists and productions singled out for these special awards are not eligible in their competitive categories.

PRODUCTIONS WITH MULTIPLE AWARDS

7  A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

3  Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

2  Twelfth Night*

2  After Midnight

2  All The Way

2  The Bridges of Madison County

2  The Glass Menagerie

2  Hedwig and the Angry Inch

2  Rocky

*Shakespeare's Globe Production

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:26:16 -0400
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL to be Recorded Live by PS Classics http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/LADY-DAY-AT-EMERSON-S-BAR-GRILL-to-be-Recorded-Live-by-PS-Classics.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/LADY-DAY-AT-EMERSON-S-BAR-GRILL-to-be-Recorded-Live-by-PS-Classics.html

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

 LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL

STARRING AUDRA McDONALD

TO BE RECORDED LIVE BY

PS CLASSICS

Get Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Tickets

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Lanie Robertson’s play with music, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, will be recorded live at Circle in the Square during a regularly scheduled performance during the week of May 27–31 by PS Classics. The label has announced a July 15th street date; preorders are already being accepted at the label’s website, www.psclassics.com.

The two-disc set will be produced by label co-founder Tommy Krasker, who previously helmed Ms. McDonald’s first three solo albums. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill continues Ms. McDonald’s longstanding relationship with Mr. Krasker and PS Classics, following the label’s Broadway cast recordings of 110 in the Shade and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.

“Audra McDonald is a vocal genius!
One of the greatest performances I ever hope to see.”
New York Magazine

MESMERIZING! Pouring her heart into her voice, Audra McDonald breathes life into Billie Holiday’s greatest songs.”
The New York Times

“A SPELLBINDING TOUR DE FORCE!”
Daily News

“The best 90 minutes you’ll ever witness!
Audra McDonald is again AUDACIOUSLY AWESOME.”
NY1

“STUNNING & HEARTBREAKING. The performance of her career!
Get to the Circle in the Square theatre – pronto!”
Huffington Post

“One of the most exquisite & haunting performances of the year!”
Entertainment Weekly

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, which began previews on March 25, 2014, opened on April 13, 2014,and is enjoying an extended run until August 10, 2014, recounts Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous. In a small, intimate bar in 1959 Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show that, unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witnesses to one of the last performances of her lifetime.  Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time shares her loves and her losses.   

Among the songs that are performed: “God Bless the Child,” “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Strange Fruit” and “Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness.”

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is directed by frequent Ms. McDonald collaborator Lonny Price. The pair have been developing and working on Lanie Robertson’s playwith music for more than two years. The intimate setting of the Circle in the Square provides a unique theatrical experience, drawing audiences – especially those seated at the tables onstage – into the performance.

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jessica Genick, and Will Trice, who are joined by Ronald Frankel, Rebecca Gold, Roger Berlind, Ken Greiner, Gabrielle Palitz, Irene Gandy and GFour Productions.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill made its award-winning premiere with off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre in 1986.

Tickets are available via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the box office of Circle in the Square.

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BIOS:

AUDRA McDONALD is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actress. A five-time Tony Award-winner (CarouselMaster ClassRagtime, A Raisin in the SunThe Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), she has also appeared on Broadway in The Secret GardenMarie Christine (Tony nom.), Henry IV, and 110 in the Shade (Tony nom.)The Juilliard-trained soprano's opera credits include La Voix Humaine and Send (who are you? I love you) at Houston Grand Opera and Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at LA Opera. On television, she was recently seen as the Mother Abbess in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! and played Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC’s “Private Practice” for four seasons. She has received Emmy nominations for “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Wit,” and her role as official host of PBS’s “Live From Lincoln Center.” Other TV credits include “The Good Wife,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years,” “The Bedford Diaries,” “Kidnapped,” and the 1999 remake of “Annie." On film, she has appeared in She Got Problems, Best Thief in the World, It Runs in the Family, The Object of My Affection, Seven Servants, and Rampart. A two-time Grammy Award-winner and exclusive recording artist for Nonesuch Records, she released her fifth solo album for the label, Go Back Home, in May 2013. McDonald maintains a major career as a concert artist, regularly appearing on the great stages of the world and with leading international orchestras. Offstage, she is an ardent proponent of marriage equality. Of her many roles, her favorites are the ones performed at home: wife to her husband, actor Will Swenson, and mother to her daughter, Zoe Madeline.

LANIE ROBERTSON began his career in Philadelphia with The Insanity of Mary Girard, a play which recently toured Ireland.  His plays have been performed at many regional theatres throughout the United States and the world.  New York productions include Back County Crimes at Playwrights’ Horizons, Nasty Little Secrets at Primary Stages.  Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill at both the Vineyard and the West Side Arts theatres, and Bringing Mother Down and Cannibal’s Waltz at the Abingdon Theatre.  In 1987, he won the Outer Critics Circle Award for his Off-Broadway hit, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, which starred Lonette McKee as Billie Holiday, a role later assumed by Eartha Kitt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Loretta Divine and Jackee Harry.  He was awarded the prestigious Kleban Award as best librettist for Stringbean.  His play A Penny for the Guy has been produced by the Virginia Stage Co., the Geva Theatre, Buffalo’s Studio Theatre, and the Manitoba Theatre Center.  His play Alfred Stieglitz Loves O’Keeffe toured with Stacey Keach and Margot Kidder in the title roles.  It was later produced in Paris and is scheduled for a production in Warsaw.  For television, Mr. Robertson wrote the Diana Ross special Red Hot ‘n’ Blue for ABC, and Journey Into Genius which aired on PBS’ “American Playhouse” and starred Matthew Modine.  His published plays include Back County CrimesNasty Little SecretsHE/SHE: Pizza PieThe Insanity of Mary Girard and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.  His one-woman play Woman Before a Glass ran off-Broadway in New York City.

LONNY PRICE.  Broadway: Audra McDonald in 110 in the Shade , Danny Glover in Athol Fugard’s  'Master Harold' ... and the Boys; Joan Rivers in Sally Marr and Her Escorts (which he co- wrote with Ms. Rivers and Erin Sanders); Jenn Colella in Urban Cowboy; and himself in A Class Act, for which he also co-wrote the book (with Linda Kline) and was nominated for a Tony Award. He recently directed the stage and film version of the New York Philharmonic’s all star production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company (starring Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Martha Plimpton, Patti LuPone, etc.), which played in over seven hundred movie theaters across the country. His also directed the stage and filmed versions of his tribute to Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert!  in March of 2010, for which he received an  Emmy Award. His other Philharmonic collaborations include the Live From Lincoln Center broadcast of Camelot, starring Gabriel Byrne; Candide, starring Kristin Chenoweth,  (broadcast on Great Performances), and Sweeney Todd, starring Ms. LuPone and George Hearn for which he won an Emmy. His production of Sondheim’s Passion, starring Ms. LuPone, Audra McDonald, and Michael Cerveris also won the Emmy. Lonny's Off-Broadway directorial work includes Visiting Mr. Green, starring Eli Wallach; Jules Feiffer’s Grown Ups; and Mary Pat Gleason’s Stopping Traffic, for the Vineyard Theatre. He made his opera directing debut at the Houston Grand Opera directing Audra McDonald in Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine and Michael John LaChiusa’s Send. For his first feature film, ‘Master Harold’ ... and the Boys, (starring Freddie Highmore and Ving Rhames), he received a Best Director Award from the New York International Independent FIlm and Video Festival. As an actor, he appeared on and Off-Broadway in a variety of plays and musicals, including Athol Fugard’s 'Master Harold' ... and the Boys, Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, and Lanford Wilson’s Burn This. On film he is best remembered for playing Neil Kellerman, the hotel owner’s grandson in Dirty Dancing. For his acting work, he has received Obie, Theatre World, Drama League, and Drama Logue awards.

PS CLASSICS. An eight-time Grammy nominee (for its cast albums of AssassinsNine: The MusicalGrey Gardens, Company, A Little Night MusicSondheim on Sondheim, Follies and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), PS Classics’ catalog includes award-winning cast recordings; solo albums by such artists as Victoria Clark, Maureen McGovern, Kate Baldwin, Steven Pasquale and Liz Callaway; and restorations of long-lost musicals, including Sweet Bye and Bye and the Gershwins’ Sweet Little Devil. Recent releases include the Broadway Cast Recording of Jeanine Tesori’s Violet as well as the Original Cast Recordings of Fun Home and Yank!, Philip Chaffin’s Somethin’ Real Special (The Songs of Dorothy Fields), Judy Kuhn's All This Happiness, the 2013 New York Cast Recording of Passion, andthe world premiere recording of Maury Yeston’s Tom Sawyer – A Ballet in Three Acts.

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Thu, 29 May 2014 18:38:26 -0400
2012-2013 Broadway’s Economic Contribution to New York City Report Released http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/2012-2013-Broadways-Economic-Contribution-to-New-York-City-Report-Released.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/2012-2013-Broadways-Economic-Contribution-to-New-York-City-Report-Released.html

broadway league

 

BROADWAY CONTRIBUTED NEARLY
$12 BILLION TO NEW YORK CITY
During 2012 – 2013 Season

2% increase from the 2010 – 2011 season;
11% increase from the 2008-2009 season

Broadway Supports 87,000 Jobs +

Generates a Half Billion Dollars in Taxes for NYC

97% of Broadway’s Full Economic Impact Due to “New” Money

(New York, NY)  May 29, 2014 – The Broadway League released the 2012-2013 Broadway’s Economic Contribution to New York City report, the ninth biennial report in this series. The report measures the full economic impact of spending by Broadway production companies, theatre operators and those visitors drawn to NYC by Broadway. As the official source for statistical information about Broadway theatre productions in the United States, The Broadway League's report demonstrates that Broadway not only offers entertainment, art and culture, but that it is an industry whose financial contributions nourish the economy of its city and state.   

The new report states that during the 2012-2013 season, Broadway as an industry contributed $11.9 billion to the economy of New York City. This amount was comprised of direct spending in three areas: spending by producers to mount and run shows; spending by theatre owners to maintain and renovate venues; and ancillary purchases by “Broadway Tourists” (defined as non NYC residents who said that Broadway was a very important reason in their coming to New York City). The money that was directly spent in these areas was then re-spent in multiple subsequent rounds.

The subsequent rounds make the original spending exponentially more valuable. In total, the full contribution of Broadway Tourists amounted to $9.6 billion; shows contributed $2.2 billion; and theatres $17 million, for a total of $11.9 billion to NYC’s economy. Broadway supports 87,000 jobs and generates $500 million in taxes to NYC.

“During the 2012 – 2013 season, Broadway contributed nearly $12 billion to the economy of New York City, a 2% increase from two years ago. It’s significant to point out that 97% of the $11.9 billion represents new money to New York City,” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League. “The impact of spending by visitors who came to New York to see a show increased by more than 3%, thanks to the ongoing increase in the number of international Broadway tourists. The visitor impact balanced a decrease in the impact of the spending generated by shows and theatres.”

Broadway’s Economic Impact 2012-2013

                                                                        2008-09         2010-11         2012-13
                                                                        (million $)      (million $)      (million $)

Spending by Broadway Tourists          $8,381.5         $9,328.9        $9,641.1
Show Expenses                                         $2,229.8         $2,314.8        $2,219.7
Theatre Capital Expenses                       $55.9               $23.2            $17.0

TOTAL                                                          $10,667.2        $11,666.9     $11,877.8

(all figures in millions of FY 2013 dollars) 

For a copy of the report, please contact Erica Ryan at The Broadway League, (212) 764-1122. 

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The Broadway League, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers who present in nearly 200 markets in North America, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.BroadwayLeague.com, or follow The Broadway League on Twitter @TheBwayLeague or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BroadwayLeagueBROADWAY.ORG is the League’s new official on-line headquarters for Broadway in NYC and on tour. Download the free Broadway.org mobile app for iOS or Android, and the free IBDB mobile app for iOS or Android.


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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Thu, 29 May 2014 18:26:30 -0400
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Original Cast Recording to be Released Tuesday, July 1 on Atlantic Records http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/HEDWIG-AND-THE-ANGRY-INCH-Original-Cast-Recording-to-be-Released-Tuesday-July-1-on-Atlantic-Records.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/HEDWIG-AND-THE-ANGRY-INCH-Original-Cast-Recording-to-be-Released-Tuesday-July-1-on-Atlantic-Records.html

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST ALBUM
TO BE RELEASED TUESDAY, JULY 1 BY ATLANTIC RECORDS
FEATURING TONY AWARD NOMINEES NEIL PATRICK HARRIS & LENA HALL
PRODUCED BY STEPHEN TRASK, TIM O’HEIR, & JUSTIN CRAIG

Get Hedwig and the Angry Inch Tickets

Atlantic Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the most nominated musical revival of the season, featuring Tony Award nominees Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall. The album is produced by HEDWIG composer Stephen Trask, Tony Award nominated sound designer and platinum-selling record producer Tim O’Heir, and the production’s music director Justin Craig. The album is executive produced by Elie Landau and David Binder.

On July 1, the album will be available digitally everywhere and available on-site at the Belasco Theatre. Other retail outlets will begin selling the physical album Tuesday, July 15.

In addition to Harris and Hall, the album also features: Justin Craig (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Matt Duncan (bass, vocals), Tim Mislock (guitar, vocals), and Peter Yanowitz (drums, vocals).

HEDWIG composer and album producer Stephen Trask said, “Anyone who has spent more than five minutes with me in the last three months knows how excited I am by the new versions of these songs. The talents of Neil and Lena and this amazing f*cking band have made these the best version of the score ever. After years of working with Justin Craig and a decade and a half recording with Tim O’Heir, producing these recordings as a team with them has been everything I could have hoped. I think we truly captured the brilliance of these great performers. If any band wants to learn any of these songs, these are the versions they should study.”

The release comes 15 years after Atlantic released the cast recording for the original Off-Broadway production in 1999 and 13 years following Atlantic’s release of the original motion picture soundtrack for the film incarnation.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer has received eight Tony nominations including Best Musical Revival, Best Actor (Neil Patrick Harris), Best Featured Actress (Lena Hall), Best Director (Michael Mayer), Best Scenic Design (Julian Crouch), Best Costumes (Arianne Phillips), Best Lighting (Kevin Adams), and Best Sound Design (Tim O’Heir). In addition, the production has been honored with Best Musical Revival by the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards and has been nominated in the same category by the Drama Desk Awards (being awarded Sunday, June 1).

The show opened in April to rave reviews, The New York Times called the show “An unqualified pleasure” and Variety called it “a spectacular revival.” Critics acclaimed authors John Cameron Mitchell’s book as “wonderfully funny” (NY1) and Stephen Trask’s score “induces euphoria” (Time Out New York) and together they are “geniuses” (Harper’s Bazaar). Michael Mayer’s direction was heralded as “razor sharp” (USA Today) and “gleaming” (Chicago Tribune). In HEDWIGNeil Patrick Harris has “joined an elite club of musical-comedy male supernovas” (New York Times) and “crushes it” (Associated Press). Lena Hall’s performance has been proclaimed as “magnificent and dazzlingly intense (Chicago Tribune) and “gives you chills” (The Guardian).

“Internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Robinson (Neil Patrick Harris) brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock and roll saga to New York to set the recordstraight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that “angry inch.”

HEDWIG is Harris’ first appearance on Broadway since he starred as The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the 2004 Tony-winning revival of Assassins. His other Broadway credits include Proof and Cabaret. He recently wrapped production for the final season of the beloved CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother” and has been honored with four Emmy Awards: three for his acclaimed hosting of the Tony Awards and another for his guest-starring role on “Glee.” Harris can be seen in Universal’s A Million Ways to Die in the West opening this weekend and the upcoming films Gone Girl (Fox) and The Good Dinosaur (Disney/Pixar).

HEDWIG has inspired a generation of young theatre writers and audiences. This wickedly funny and heartbreaking show was called “the Best Rock Musical Ever” by Rolling Stone and “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever,” by Time Magazine.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH  was originally produced by David Binder off off Broadway at Westbeth and then, under the direction of Peter Askin, ran over two years at the Jane Street Theatre beginning in February 1998. The musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and both John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask won Obies in 2001. It won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly’s “Soundtrack of the Year” Award. Time Magazine named HEDWIG the Top Musical of 1998.

The film of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, won the Audience Award and Best Director Awards at Sundance. Mitchell won the Best New Director from the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and the LA Critics Society. Stage productions have played for many years in Japan and in 2008, Korea hosted a popular televised reality show about the search for a new star to play Hedwig.

The creative team for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH features Emmy Award nominee Spencer Liff (musical staging), Drama Desk Award winner Julian Crouch (scenic design), two-time Oscar nominee Arianne Phillips (costume design), three-time Tony Award winner Kevin Adams (lighting design), Mike Potter (hair and makeup design), platinum-selling record producer Timothy O’Heir (sound design), Benjamin Pearcy for 59 Productions (projection design), James Calleri (casting), Tony and Grammy Award nominee Ethan Popp (music supervisor & music coordinator), Justin Craig (music director), Liz Caplan (vocal supervision), and Stephen Gabis (dialect coach).

David Binder, who first produced HEDWIG in 1997, is producing the musical on Broadway with Jayne Baron ShermanBarbara WhitmanLatitude LinkPatrick CatulloRaise The RoofPaula Marie BlackColin Callender,Ruth HendelSharon KarmazinMartian Entertainment, Stacey Mindich, Eric Schnall, and The Shubert Organization101 Productions, Ltd are the executive producers.

TICKETING INFORMATION

Tickets for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH are available now by calling 212-239-6200 or visiting Telecharge.com, or via the Belasco Theatre Box Office (111 West 44th Street). Ticket prices range from $142 – $47. 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Unless otherwise noted, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH will perform seven shows per week.

·         Wednesday through Friday at 8 PMSaturday at 7 PM and 10 PMSunday at 3 PM and 7 PM.

BOILERPLATE ABOUT ATLANTIC RECORDS

Atlantic Records celebrated its 65th Anniversary in 2013. Founded in New York City, the label literally grew from a one-room operation into one of the world’s preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic Records Group roster today includes many of the world’s most popular recording artists, among them  James Blunt, B.o.B, Christina Perri, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, Ed Sheeran, Flo Rida, fun., Lupe Fiasco, Bruno Mars, Matchbox Twenty, Janelle Monáe, Jason Mraz, K Michelle, Shinedown, Rob Thomas, Trey Songz, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Zac Brown Band, and many more.

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Thu, 29 May 2014 18:13:55 -0400
Broadway's Original Pippin, John Rubenstein, Returns to PIPPIN http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/Broadway-s-Original-Pippin-John-Rubenstein-Returns-to-PIPPIN.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/Broadway-s-Original-Pippin-John-Rubenstein-Returns-to-PIPPIN.html

TONY AWARD WINNER & BROADWAY’S ORIGINAL “PIPPIN”

JOHN RUBINSTEIN

WILL JOIN THE TONY-WINNING BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

PIPPIN

IN THE ROLE OF “CHARLES”

JUNE 20 THROUGH JULY 27 ONLY!

Now Playing on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre

www.PippinTheMusical.com

Get Pippin Tickets

Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut and received a Theater World Award for creating the title role in the original 1972 production of Pippin, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of “Charles.” Mr. Rubinstein will play a limited engagement, Friday, June 20 – Sunday, July 27, 2014, filling in for Terrance Mann’s leave of absence. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street).

 

 

Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz’s Tony Award winning musical comedy PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers).

The current cast features Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Ciara Renée as Leading Player, Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann as Charles, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine and Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts as Berthe. Other members of the company include Erik Altemus, Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Ashton Woerz, Colin Cunliffe, Fernando Dudka, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Sabrina Harper, Kelsey Jamieson, Preston Jamieson, Olga Karmansky, Richard Maguire, Gabrielle McClinton, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Mirela Golinska Roche, Billy Harrigan Tighe, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne.

PIPPIN is the winner of four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus). The show is also the recipient of four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diana Paulus) and Outstanding Choreography (Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider). The production also led the winners of the Outer Critics Circle Awards with seven wins including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreographer (Chet Walker), Outstanding Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann). PIPPIN received the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and two Fred and Adele Astaire Awards including Outstanding Choreographer of a Broadway Show (Chet Walker) and Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show (Charlotte d’Amboise).

With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen SchwartzPIPPIN features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Tony Award nominee Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Award nominees Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm.

Barry & Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan present the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) production of PIPPIN with Lisa MatlinKyodo TokyoA&A Gordon/Brunish TrincheroTom Smedes/Peter SternBroadway Across AmericaIndependent Presenters NetworkNorton HerrickAllen SpivakRebecca GoldJoshua GoodmanSteve McManusDavid Robbins/Bryan S. WeingartenPhilip Hagemann/Murray RosenthalJim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla LernerHugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney.

Royal heir Pippin is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his “corner of the sky.” The original production of PIPPIN, directed by Bob Fosse, premiered on Broadway in 1972. It won five Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, and ran for close to 2000 performances before closing in 1977. This production of PIPPIN made its debut at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, where Diane Paulus serves as Artistic Director; December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013. PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”

PIPPIN will launch a US national tour in September 2014, at the Buell Theatre in Denver, CO. Productions are also planned for London, Australia and Amsterdam in 2015. The New Broadway Cast Recording forPIPPIN is now available on Ghostlight Records.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for PIPPIN are available through www.telecharge.com/pippin, by calling 212-239-6200, and in person at the Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street). Tickets range in price from $157.50 to $69 (all prices include a $2.00 facility fee). Premium seating is available.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Tuesday - Saturday @ 8pm, Wednesday & Saturday @ 2:30pm (note the curtain time), Sunday at 3pm

Special Added Performance: Monday, June 30th at 8pm

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Wed, 28 May 2014 20:51:25 -0400
American Express Pre-Sale for Hugh Jackman in THE RIVER Begin Tomorrow, May 28 http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/American-Express-Pre-Sale-for-Hugh-Jackman-in-THE-RIVER-Begin-Tomorrow-May-28.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/American-Express-Pre-Sale-for-Hugh-Jackman-in-THE-RIVER-Begin-Tomorrow-May-28.html

AMERICAN EXPRESS PRE-SALE BEGINS
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 AT 10:00 AM FOR

HUGH JACKMAN   

THE RIVER

LAURA DONNELLY        CUSH JUMBO  

A NEW PLAY BY
JEZ BUTTERWORTH

DIRECTED BY
IAN RICKSON

GENERAL ON SALE BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 16

PREVIEWS OCTOBER 31, 2014
OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 16, 2014

ON BROADWAY AT CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE

LIMITED NUMBER OF $35 DAY OF SEATS AND $30 STANDING ROOM
WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL PERFORMANCES

Get The River Tickets

American Express pre-sale for THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson, will begin on Wednesday, May 28 at 10:00 AM.   General on sale for the production will begin on Monday, June 16 at 12:01 AM. 

 

Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions, the Royal Court Theatre production of THE RIVER will open on Sunday, November 16 on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).  Previews begin Friday, October 31.  The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015

THE RIVER was first developed by Sonia Friedman Productions and was subsequently produced by the Royal Court Theatre.  It was presented from October 18-November 17, 2012 in the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, in a production directed by Mr. Rickson, also featuring Ms. Donnelly, who makes her Broadway debut alongside Ms. Jumbo. 

Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo are appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association.  The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

The producers are pleased to announce that a limited number of $35 day-of seats will be available for every performance of THE RIVER.  When performances are sold out, $30 standing room tickets will also be available.  Further details will be announced shortly. 

The production marks the sixth collaboration between Mr. Butterworth and Mr. Rickson.  Mr. Rickson has previously directed the world premiere productions of Mr. Butterworth’s Mojo, The Night Heron, The Winterling, Parlour Song and the multi-award-winning London and Broadway production of Jerusalem.

A remote fishing cabin, a man and a woman, and a moonless night.  Jez Butterworth’s THE RIVER asks when we find each other, are we trying to recapture someone we once lost?  The writer director team who brought you Jerusalem returns with a bewitching new story.

Circle in the Square’s unique configuration and intimacy has made it a favorite of many stars who have graced its stage over the decades in both classics and new plays, including Colleen Dewhurst, Lillian Gish, George C. Scott, Julie Christie, Al Pacino, James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, Kevin Kline, Joanne Woodward, Rex Harrison, John Malkovich, Nathan Lane, Philip Seymour Hoffman and many others.  The 2009 critically acclaimed and Tony Award®-winning revival of The Norman Conquests, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, also played at the theatre. 

THE RIVER is designed by Ultz, with lighting by Charles Balfour, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and music by Stephen Warbeck.

BIOGRAPHIES

Hugh Jackman is an Academy Award®-nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award®-winning actor.  The Australian native was most recently on Broadway in his one-man show Hugh Jackman – Back on Broadway in the fall of 2011. Jackman’s dedication to the Broadway community was feted at the 2012 Tony Awards®, where he received a Special Award from the Tony Awards® Administration Committee, recognizing his accomplishments as a performer and humanitarian.  He previously starred on Broadway in Keith Huff’s play, A Steady Rain, opposite Daniel Craig, and as 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz, for which he received the 2004 Tony Award® for Best Actor in a musical as well as Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards.  Additional theater: Carousel at Carnegie Hall,Oklahoma! at the National Theater in London (Olivier nomination), Sunset Boulevard (MO Award, Australia’s Tony Award) and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (MO Award nomination). Jackman made his first major U.S. film appearance as Wolverine in the first installment of the “X-Men” series, a role he reprised in the enormously successful X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006, as well as X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009 and in The Wolverine in 2013.  Jackman reunited with the X-men team for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is set for release this month.  Other recent film roles: Warner Brothers’ Prisoners, Jean Valjean in the film adaptation of Les Miserables, for which he earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, and an Academy Award® nomination.  Additionally, Jackman has starred in Shawn Levy’s Real Steel, Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, and Woody Allen’s Scoop. He lent his voice to the animated features Rise of the Guardians, Happy Feet and Flushed Away.Other films in which he has had leading roles include DeceptionSomeone Like You, SwordfishVan Helsing, and Kate and Leopold, for which he received a 2002 Golden Globe nomination.  On February 22, 2009, Jackman hosted the 81st Annual Academy Awards. This wasn’t Jackman’s first foray into awards show hosting. He previously served as host of the Tony Awards® three years in a row from 2003–2005, earning an Emmy Award for his 2004 duties at the 58th Annual ceremony, and an Emmy nomination for his 2005 appearance at the 59th Annual ceremony.  This year on Sunday, June 8, Jackman will once again serve as host for the 68th Annual Tony Awards®, live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS.  

Laura Donnelly grew up in Belfast, Ireland before moving to Glasgow to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.  Since graduating from Royal Scottish in 2004, she has worked extensively in film, television and theatre. Theatre includes: Woman in The River (Royal Court), Katie Doogan in Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Donmar), Anna in Judgment Day (Almeida), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Chrissie in Dancing at Lughnasa (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Catherine in Boston Marriage (B*Spoke). Film credits include: Heart of Lightness, Hello Carter, Dread, Insatiable, Right Hand Drive.  Donnelly will also play Emma O’Reilly in the Untitled Cycling Project, a movie about Lance Armstrong to be directed by Stephen Frears later this year. TV Credits include: Sarah Kay in “The Fall” (BBC), Violet Heath in “Missing” (ABC), Freya (recurring) in “Merlin” (Kudos), Barbara Best in “Best” (BBC), Katy in “Occupation” (Kudos), Leanne O’Dwyer in “Be More Ethic” (BBC), Aoife in “Rough Diamond” (BBC/RTE), Maya in “Hex” (Shine), Fleur (semi-regular) in “Casualty” (BBC), Beth in “Sugar Rush” (Shine).  Laura is currently shooting the new Stephen Frears movie and the new Starz series, “Outlander”.  

Cush Jumbo received one of the top honors at this year’s Evening Standard Awards when she was presented with the “Emerging Talent Award” for her self-penned solo show, Josephine and I.  She was also nominated for “Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre” at the Oliver Awards for her performance.  Josephine and Iplayed at The Bush Theatre in July and August 2013, where it was well-received by critics and public alike.  She also reprised her role of Marc Antony in an all-female version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York.  The show, which originated at the Donmar Warehouse in London, earned rave reviews on both continents.  In a star-studded cast, she was singled out by the Olivier Awards as the sole acting nominee.   Both productions were directed by acclaimed film and theatre director Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!, The Iron Lady).  She also won the award for Best Actress at The Manchester Awards for her performance as Nora in A Doll’s House at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester.  In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious Ian Charleson Award for her performance as Rosalind in As You Like It, also at the Royal Exchange.  This award honors the finest classical performance of the year by an actor under 30.  Television: series lead in the top-rated “Vera” for ITV1 opposite Brenda Blethyn; two series of the acclaimed comedy, “Getting On” (a US version of the show now airs on HBO).  Film: lead role in the feature Remainder (based on the Tom K. McCarthy novel of the same name) for director Omer Fast and the hit feature The Inbetweeners.

Jez Butterworth (Playwright) is the author of six plays; Mojo (1995), The Night Heron (2002), The Winterling (2006), Parlour Song (2008), Jerusalem (2009) and The River (2010).  In 2007, Butterworth received the E.M Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Ian Rickson (Director) was Artistic Director at the Royal Court from 1998 to 2006, during which time he directed Krapp’s Last Tape, The Winterling, Alice Trilogy, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, Fallout, The Night Heron, Boy Gets Girl, Mouth to Mouth (also in the West End), Dublin Carol, The Weir (also in the West End and on Broadway), The Lights, Pale Horse and Mojo (also at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago), Ashes & Sand, Some Voices and Killers. His last production for the Royal Court, The Seagull, transferred to Broadway. Other theatre includes Mojo revival (West End), Old Times (West End), The River (Royal Court), Hamlet (Young Vic), Jerusalem (Royal Court, West End and Broadway), Betrayal (Comedy Theatre), The Children’s Hour (Comedy Theatre), The Hothouse and The Day I Stood Still (NT), Parlour Song (Almeida ), Hedda Gabler (Roundabout Theatre, New York), The House of Yes (Gate) and Me & My Friend (Chichester Festival Theatre). Film includes: Fallout, Krapp’s Last Tape and The Clear Road Ahead.

Ultz (Scenic and Costume Design) studied Stage Design at Sadlers Wells Design Course (later Motley Design School), after training at Central School of Speech & Drama as an actor and a teacher of acting. His productions have since won many awards and nominations including an Olivier Award for Set Design and a Tony Award® nomination for Jerusalem, an off West End Theatre Award for Set Design for Beauty Queen ofLeenane, an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for Pied Piper – A Hip Hop Dance Revolution, an Olivier award nomination for The Twin Rivals, a shortlist for the Evening Standard Award for Hobson’s Choice, Jerusalem and Fallout, and OpernWelt Critics Award Designer of the Year for Xerxes. His early work includes Head of Design for Theatre Royal Stratford East: Designer at Birmingham Rep; Design Assistant on the first production of Edward Bond’s Lear at the Royal Court Theatre.  Recent Designs for Theatre include: a revival of Mojo in the West End, Kingston 14 at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Vic, Annie Get Your Gun (set only), The ChangelingA Respectable WeddingHobson’s ChoiceThe Beauty Queen of Leenane at the Young Vic, Blood and Gifts at the National Theatre, Choir Boy,The RiverChicken Soup with Barley, Fireface and all of Jez Butterworth’s plays including Mojo and Jerusalem at the Royal Court Theatre. Mojo also played in the West End and at Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago; Jerusalemtransferred to the West End and to Broadway.  Recent Design for Opera includes: for Royal Opera House  Gloriana, Il Tabarro; for Glyndebourne Falstaff and Macbeth;  for English National Opera Powder Her Face, Cavelleria Rusticana / I Pagliacci and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant; for Landestheater Niederbayern, Germany (directing and designing) Die Lustige Witwe, Idomeneo, White Horse Inn, Salome, The Magic Flute.  As an Associate Artist at Theatre Royal Stratford East, ULTZ is committed to creating new pieces of urban music theatre. He developed and directed DA BOYZ (a hip hop version of the Rodgers and Hart musical The Boys from Syracuse) and Jean Genet’s play The Blacks Remixed (co-directed). With Boy Blue Entertainment he developed Pied Piper and directed it at Stratford East, Barbican Theatre and UK Tour. He was part of the original creative team for The Harder They Come which he designed for Stratford East, Barbican Theatre, West End, UK Tour, Toronto and Miami.  ULTZ is a Visiting Fellow of the University of the Arts London. His teaching work includes: for the past 8 years, teaching Stage Design students from Rutgers University, New Jersey, during their Autumn semester at Shakespeare’s Globe; Stage Design at Nottingham Trent on numerous occasions; The Slade School of Fine Art; Central St Martin’s; Motley Design School; Acting Study at Rose Bruford College; Visiting Professor, lecturing and teaching acting studies, at University of California Davis.

Charles Balfour (Lighting DesignTheatre credits include: The River, Choir Boy, Chicken Soup with Barley, Now or Later, The Ugly One (Royal Court); Mojo (Harold Pinter) Posh (Dukeof York’s); The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Girlfriend Experience (Young Vic); The Events (ATC/Young Vic); Jumpers for Goalposts (Paines Plough); The Accrington Pals (Manchester Royal Exchange); A Kind of Alaska/Krapp’s Last Tape (Bristol Old Vic); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Sheffield Crucible); My Generation (West YorkshirePlayhouse); The Kite Runner (NottinghamPlayhouse); Morning (LyricHammersmith); The BorrowersOh What a Lovely War(Northern Stage); The Hypochondriac (ETT); No Wise Men, The Tempest (Liverpool Playhouse); Angels in America (Headlong); Through the Leaves (Duchess); Joseph K, Hair, Woyzeck (Gate). Opera and Dance includes:Carmen (Vlaamse Opera); Run for It (Scottish Ballet/Cultural Olympiad); Labyrinth of Love (Rambert Dance); over 30 works with the Richard Alston Dance Company (Sadler’s Wells); Magical Night, Cocteau Voices, The Red Balloon (Royal Opera House/Aletta Collins); Eden/Eden (Stuttgart Ballet, San Francisco Ballet/Wayne McGregor); OperaShots 1 and 2 (Royal Opera House); Carmen, Werther (Opera North); Woman in Memory(Tate Modern/Rosemary Butcher). Charles won the 2013 Knight of Illumination Award (Drama) for The River and the 2013 TMA UK Theatre Best Design Award for The Accrington Pals.

Ian Dickinson for Autograph (Sound Design) Previous NYC shows include Rock ’n’ Roll (Tony® nomination), The Seagull, Jerusalem (Tony® nomination), John Gabriel Borkman (Drama Desk nomination) and forthcoming, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, for which he won an Olivier Award.  Ian’s recent UK credits include All My Sons, To Kill A Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Days The Nights The Wounds & The Night (Linbury ROH); The Nether (Royal Court); A Taste Of Honey, Emil and the Detectives, Port, This House and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  (National Theatre); The Weir at the Gielgud; The Machine (Manchester International Festival & The Armory NYC); Roots (Donmar); Before the Party (Almeida). Ian has been with the Autograph design team since 2009.

Stephen Warbeck (Composer) Theatre includes: The River, Jerusalem (& West End/Broadway), Haunted Child, The Seagull, The Winterling, Alice Trilogy, Fallout, The Night Heron, Boy Gets Girl, Mouth to Mouth (& West End), Dublin Carol, The Glory of Living, The Lights, Harry & Me, Pale Horse, Rat in the Skull, Mojo, Simpatico, The Editing Process, The Kitchen, Blood, Greenland, Bloody Poetry, A Lie of the Mind, Built on Sand (Royal Court);Measure for Measure, Parlour Song, When The Rain Stops Falling, Cloud Nine, Dying For It (Almeida);  The Silver Tassie, This House, The Veil, Welcome to Thebes, Season’s Greetings, Mrs Affleck, The Villain’s Opera, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Hothouse, The Day I Stood Still, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Machinal, At Our Table, Roots, Magical Olympical Games (National); Mojo, Old Times, Death and the Maiden, Betrayal, The Children’s Hour(Harold Pinter); Hamlet, Bingo (Young Vic); A Flea in her Ear (Old Vic); Uncle Vanya, Swimming with Sharks (Vaudeville); In Celebration (Duke of York’s); Jean La Chance (Montpellier); The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Globe); Proof, To the Green Fields Beyond (Donmar); Wolf Hall, Bring up The Bodies (& West End), Alice in Wonderland, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, Cymbeline, The Cherry Orchard (RSC/Albery/UK tour); An Inspector Calls (National/West End/Broadway/Japan/ Australia/Vienna).  Dance includes: Peter Pan (Northern Ballet/Sadler’s Wells). Television includes: “Henry IV Parts 1 and 2” (from the BBC Series “The Hollow Crown”), “A Young Doctor’s Notebook,” “Just William, Skellig, “Fallout,” “Prime Suspect”. Film includes: La Marche, Keeping Rosy, Je Te Survivrai, It Happened in Saint Tropez, Jadoo, Polisse, He Who Said No, There Be Dragons, Un Balcon Sur La Mer, Day of the Flowers, Killing Bono, The Other Man, Princess Ka’Iulani, Freakdog, Machan, French Film, The Hessen Affair, The Box Collector, Goal II, Flawless, Miguel & William, Cargo, Feast of the Goat, Travaux, On a Clear Day, Mickybo & Me, Two Brothers, Oyster Farmer, Proof, De Zaak Alzheimer, Pour Le Plaisir, Love’s Brother, Blackball, Mystics, Charlotte Gray, Birthday Girl, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Gabriel & Me, Billy Elliott, Quills, Very Annie Mary, Mystery Men, Fanny & Elvis, Shakespeare in Love, Heart, Mrs Brown. Awards include: Academy Award® for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score (Shakespeare in Love), ASCAP Award for Best Film Music for Quills, BAFTA award for Original Television Music for “The Hollow Crown”.  Stephen also writes for his band The hKippers and for his ensemble.

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Broadway League Releases 2013-14 Statistics - Highest Grossing and Best Attended Memorial Day Week In Recorded History http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/Broadway-League-Releases-2013-14-Statistics-Highest-Grossing-and-Best-Attended-Memorial-Day-Week-In-Recorded-History.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/Broadway-League-Releases-2013-14-Statistics-Highest-Grossing-and-Best-Attended-Memorial-Day-Week-In-Recorded-History.html

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2013 – 2014 BROADWAY THEATRE SEASON
END-OF-SEASON STATISTICS

HIGHEST GROSSING AND BEST ATTENDED
MEMORIAL DAY WEEK IN RECORDED HISTORY

(New York, NY) May 27, 2014 – The Broadway League has released end-of-season statistics for the 2013 – 2014 season, which began May 27, 2013 and ended May 25, 2014.  For the 2013 – 2014 season, Broadway shows yielded $1.27 billion in grosses, and total attendances reached 12.21 million. All new and continuing productions ran a total of 1496 playing weeks.

 

The 2013 – 2014 Broadway season concluded with grosses up (+11.4%), attendance up (+5.6%), and playing weeks up (+4.6%).

Furthermore, this past week was both the highest grossing and best attended Memorial Day week in recorded history.

“It’s been another amazing season and Broadway is healthy and vibrant,” says Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League. “With over a 5% increase in attendance, the diverse offerings on stage are clearly pleasing our audiences. As well, ticket buying is easier and alternate curtain times and more selections of matinee days make seeing a show convenient for every schedule.”

The show tally is based on the final Tony Awards determinations of categories. The final numbers in accordance with the 2014 Tony Awards determinations are as follows:

44 productions opened during the 2013-2014 season which included 16 musicals (12 new, 4 revivals), 25 plays (10 new, 14 revivals, 1 return engagement), and 3 specials. 

Season                      Broadway Grosses                        Total Attendance

2013-2014    

$1,268,881,236 billion

12.21 million

2012-2013

$1,138,734,331 billion

11.57 million

2011-2012

$1,139,311,457 billion

12.33 million

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THE BROADWAY LEAGUE, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers who present in nearly 200 markets in North America, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.BroadwayLeague.com, or follow The Broadway League on Twitter @TheBwayLeague or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BroadwayLeagueBROADWAY.ORG is the League’s new official on-line headquarters for Broadway in NYC and on tour. Download the free Broadway.org mobile app for iOS or Android, and the free IBDB mobile app for iOS or Android.


The Broadway League annually presents the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards,® one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry, with The American Theatre Wing.

Broadway theatres are filled with an exciting array of new and classic musicals and plays, providing the perfect experience for every audience. Great seats are available at every price point and are easy to buy online, by phone, or in person at theatre box offices. It's always the perfect time to see a show. Broadway performs every day of the week at multiple curtain times to accommodate every schedule.

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Tue, 27 May 2014 19:48:07 -0400
Broadway's Upcoming ON THE TOWN Announces Casting of Its Three Sailors http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/Broadway-s-Upcoming-ON-THE-TOWN-Announces-Casting-of-Its-Three-Sailors.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/Broadway-s-Upcoming-ON-THE-TOWN-Announces-Casting-of-Its-Three-Sailors.html

ON THE TOWN 

ANNOUNCES CASTING OF ITS THREE SAILORS

 

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   TONY YAZBECK,
JAY ARMSTRONG JOHNSON,
AND CLYDE ALVES

WILL SING AND DANCE THEIR WAY THROUGH 
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (IT'S A HELLUVA TOWN!)


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PREVIEWS BEGIN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
OPENING NIGHT IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
AT BROADWAY’S LYRIC THEATRE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

(New York, New York – May 21, 2014Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line), Jay Armstrong Johnson (New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd, Hands On A Hardbody, Hair), and Clyde Alves (Bullets Over Broadway, Nice Work If You Can Get It) will play the roles of ‘Gabey,’ ‘Chip,’ and ‘Ozzie’ – the sailors on 24-hour shore leave who take on the Big Apple in the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TOWNdirected by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for "Smash"). Yazbeck, Johnson, and Alves will reprise their performances from last summer’s acclaimed Barrington Stage production. Yazbeck first thrilled audiences with his portrayal of 'Gabey' in John Rando's presentation of ON THE TOWN at City Center Encores in 2008.

ON THE TOWNthe musical-comedy love letter to New York City, is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN are on sale now and available at Ticketmaster.com

ON THE TOWN – the iconic musical comedy created by the legendary creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins – will be directed by John Rando (Tony Award® winner for Urinetown), who helmed the recent critically acclaimed City Center Encores and Barrington Stage productions, and will feature choreography by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award® winner for “Smash”), who choreographed the Barrington Stage production and makes his Broadway debut as a choreographer with this show.

The Bronx is up, the Battery's down, and three sailors are hoping to get just a little bit lucky on their one day of leave in the Big Apple. From the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Coney Island to Times Square and Carnegie Hall, ON THE TOWN zigzags through New York City as the sailors and the three high-spirited young women they meet chase love, dreams, and each other during an unforgettable day in the city that never sleeps. The classic score features the standards “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town,” and “Some Other Time” and will be played in this production with their original orchestrations, performed by what will be the largest orchestra on Broadway, with 28 musicians led by musical director James Moore (Follies, Ragtime).

ON THE TOWN grew out of the Jerome Robbins ballet Fancy Free, about three sailors on leave in New York, which debuted in 1944 with the American Ballet Theatre. The musical opened at Broadway’s Adelphi Theater later that year, directed by George Abbott, and played through February 2, 1946 for a total of 462 performances, transferring to the 44th Street Theatre and Martin Beck Theatre along the way.

The production will feature scenic design by Tony® nominee Beowulf Boritt (Act One, Chaplin, Rock of Ages), lighting design by Drama Desk nominee Jason Lyons (Bring it On, Rock of Ages), costume design by Tony Award® winner Jess Goldstein (Newsies, Jersey Boys, The Rivals), and sound design by Tony® nominee Kai Harada (Follies, Million Dollar Quarter). ON THE TOWN is produced by Howard & Janet Kagan (Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess).

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
www.onthetownbroadway.com

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TONY YAZBECK (Gabey) has starred on Broadway as Billy Flynn in Chicago, Phil Davis in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Tulsa in Gypsy with Patti LuPone (earning an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), and Al in the revival of A Chorus Line. Other Broadway credits include Oklahoma!, Never Gonna Dance, and Gypsy with Tyne Daly. He appeared off- Broadway in Fanny Hill at the York Theatre, and he has performed in numerous New York City Center Encores! presentations: this past February’s Little Me, On the Town, Gypsy, The Apple Tree, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Pardon My English. Regional credits include Harmony at the Alliance Theatre, On The Town at Barrington Stage Co., Far From Heaven at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Antony and Cleopatra at Hartford Stage, Animal Crackers at The Goodman theatre, Singing in the Rain at the St. Louis Muny, My One and Only at Goodspeed Opera (earning a Connecticut Critics Circle Award), and Sycamore Trees at Signature Theatre(receiving a Helen Hayes Award). This August, Tony stars in Kiss Me Kate at the BBC Proms in London and he also makes his 54 Below debut in New York City with his show “The Floor Above Me”. He was seen in NBC’s “Smash,” and the feature documentary Every Little Step. Tony is a master teacher and panelist for the National YoungArts Foundation. His website is tonyyazbeck.net.

JAY ARMSTRONG JOHNSON (Chip). Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody (Greg Wilhote), Catch Me If You Can (Frank Jr. Standby), Hair (Original revival cast Claude u/s). Off-Broadway:  Wild Animals You Should Know (MCC), Working (Drama Desk Award) Prospect Theater Co. Other New York credits: The Most Happy Fella (Herman), City Center Encores!, Sweeney Todd (Anthony Hope), Avery Fisher Hall, with New York Philharmonic; taped for PBS. First National Tour: A Chorus Line (Mark). Regional: The Last Goodbye (Romeo), The Old Globe, On The Town (Chip), Barrington Stage Co; Pirates! Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd (Frederick) The MUNY; Hands On A Hardbody (La Jolla Playhouse); Pool Boy (Barrington Stage Co); Hairspray (Link Larkin) Weston Playhouse; West Side Story (Baby John). 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (on iTunes). TV/Film: Sex & the City 2, “Law & Order: SVU”. @Jay_A_Johnson on Twitter and Instagram. This one’s for Dian.

CLYDE ALVES (Ozzie) is thrilled to be reprising the role of Ozzie from Barrington Stage Company's acclaimed production of On The Town. His Broadway credits include Bullets Over Broadway, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes, Wicked, Hairspray, Oklahoma!, The Music Man (Tommy Djilas, 2000 Astaire Award Winner). Television: ABC Disney's movie of the week “The Music Man” (Tommy Djilas). Off Broadway/ Encores: Altar Boyz (Juan), Bells Are Ringing, Anyone Can Whistle, Follies (Kevin). National Tours/ International: A Chorus Line (Mike), West Side Story at The Stratford Festival (Action), Fame The Musical, Beauty And The Beast. Clyde lives in Manhattan with his wife Robyn, baby boy Hudson and doggie Mariella.

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Wed, 21 May 2014 21:06:37 -0400
BEAUTIFUL Debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top Broadway Chart http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/BEAUTIFUL-Debuts-at-1-on-Billboard-s-Top-Broadway-Chart.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/BEAUTIFUL-Debuts-at-1-on-Billboard-s-Top-Broadway-Chart.html

WE FEEL THE EARTH MOVE
AS CAROLE KING TOPS THE CHARTS AGAIN!

ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING OF

B E A U T I F U L  -  T H E  C A R O L E   K I N G   M U S I C A L

DEBUTS AT #1 ON
BILLBOARD’S TOP BROADWAY CHART

ALBUM COMES IN AT
#60 ON BILLBOARD’s TOP 200 CHART

Get Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Tickets

Download the Original Cast Album: iTunes | Amazon

New York, NY (May 21, 2014) The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the Tony® Award-nominated Best Musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Broadway Albums Chart, it was announced today.  The album, released May 13th, is produced by Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer.  In addition to its #1 spot on the Billboard Top Broadway Chart, the Cast Recording also came in at #60 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, an album debut that only The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots have achieved in the last few years.  The Original Broadway Cast Recording is currently available online and in stores.

A special two-disc Vinyl limited edition of Beautiful, which comes with a free digital download, is currently available exclusively on www.sh-k-boom.com/beautiful-vinyl and at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and will be available in stores everywhere on June 3, 2014.

In conjunction with the album’s physical release, the show’s star, Jessie Mueller ('Carole King'), McGrath (Book) and Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations), discuss (and sing!) one of the show’s most iconic tunes, “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman.”

Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalClick Here to View

Like the musical, the Cast Recording of Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including ""You've Got a Friend," "One Fine Day," (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman," "On Broadway," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," and many more.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) on January 12, 2014, where it continues to break box office records.  Beautiful features a book by playwright and Academy® Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince.

The complete cast of Beautiful, all featured on the Original Broadway Cast Recording,includes Tony® Award-nominee Jessie Mueller as 'Carole King,'  Jake Epstein as 'Gerry Goffin', Anika Larsen as 'Cynthia Weil', Jarrod Spector as 'Barry Mann', Jeb Brown as 'Don Kirshner', Tony® Award-nominee Liz Larsen as 'Genie Klein', and an ensemble that includes Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, James Harkness, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Rashidra Scott, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman, Daniel Torres, Melvin Tunstall and Alan Wiggins.

Track Listing for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical:

1.             Overture
2.            So Far Away
3.            1650 Broadway Medley
4.            It Might as Well Rain Until September
5.            Some Kind of Wonderful
6.            Happy Days Are Here Again
7.            Take Good Care of My Baby
8.            Will You Love Me Tomorrow
9.            He's Sure the Boy I Love
10.          Will You Love Me Tomorrow
11.           Up on the Roof
12.          On Broadway
13.          The Locomotion
14.          You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
15.          One Fine Day
16.          Chains
17.          Walking in the Rain
18.          Pleasant Valley Sunday
19.          We Gotta Get Out of This Place
20.          Uptown
21.          It's Too Late
22.          You've Got a Friend
23.          (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
24.          Beautiful
25.          I Feel The Earth Move

For more information on the album or to order, visit http://sh-k-boom.com/beautiful.

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Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll.  But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.  Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.   Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

With a book by playwright and Academy® Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.

The creative team also includes Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements), Jason Howland (Music Supervision), John Miller (Music Coordination) and Stephen Kopel (Casting). 

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is produced by Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard A. Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry Schnuck, Orin Wolf, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit Seidel, Lawrence S. Toppall, Fakston Productions/Mary Solomon, William Court Cohen, John Gore, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., StylesFour Productions, Brunish/Trinchero, and Jeremiah J. Harris.

Ticket prices Beautiful range from $75 - $159 and are available via Telecharge.com or at the box office of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43 Street). Beautiful currently plays the following schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:00 PM, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2:00 PM, Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM.  After June 9, the schedule is as follows: Tuesdays - Thursdays at 7:00 PM, Wednesdays at 2:00 PM, Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM For more information, visit www.beautifulonbroadway.com.

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Wed, 21 May 2014 20:57:24 -0400
Gloria Estefan Inspired Musical ON YOUR FEET! Heading to a Nederlander Theatre to Be Announced http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/Gloria-Estefan-Inspired-Musical-ON-YOUR-FEET-Heading-to-a-Nederlander-Theatre-to-Be-Announced.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/Gloria-Estefan-Inspired-Musical-ON-YOUR-FEET-Heading-to-a-Nederlander-Theatre-to-Be-Announced.html

THE NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
BASED ON THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF
SEVEN-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER & INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR
GLORIA ESTEFAN

AND

NINETEEN-TIME GRAMMY WINNING PRODUCER, MUSICIAN & ENTREPRENUER
EMILIO ESTEFAN

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WILL OPEN ON BROADWAY
FALL 2015
AT A NEDERLANDER THEATRE TO BE ANNOUNCED
FOLLOWING A
WORLD PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT IN CHICAGO

DIRECTED BY TWO-TIME TONY AWARD® WINNER
JERRY MITCHELL

CHOREOGRAPHED BY FOUR-TIME DRAMA DESK NOMINEE
SERGIO TRUJILLO

WRITTEN BY TWO-TIME DRAMA DESK NOMINEE
ALEXANDER DINELARIS

(New York, NY – May 20, 2014) The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises, Inc are pleased to announce that ON YOUR FEET!a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan will premiere on Broadway in Fall 2015 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced, following a Summer 2015 World Premiere engagement in Chicago.

ON YOUR FEET! will be directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), and choreographed by four-time Drama Desk nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) with a book by two-time Drama Desk nominee Alexander Dinelaris (The Bodyguard Musical, Zanna Don't)ON YOUR FEET! is the story of two people who—through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream—showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom.  Set to Gloria’s chart-topping, smash hits such as “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, “1-2-3,” “Mi Tierra,” and “Conga,” in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the show will bring a new sound to Broadway and get audiences on their feet. 

ON YOUR FEET! is produced by The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises, Inc. in partnership with Bernie Yuman.  Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Nederlander Organization, led by James L. Nederlander, President, continues the tradition of operating historic theatres, as well as producing and presenting the best in theatrical entertainment and concert events.  Bernie Yuman, an illustrious figure in the entertainment industry and long-time friend and business associate of the Estefans, will serve as Executive Producer. Mr. Yuman produced and managed Siegfried & Roy, one of the most successful and longest running shows in Las Vegas history.

Additional creative team members and casting will be announced at a later date.

With seven Grammy Awards and over 100 million albums sold worldwide, GLORIA ESTEFAN is the most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music. In addition to her chart-topping hit songs "Conga," “The Rhythm is Going To Get You" and "1, 2, 3," among others, Gloria recorded the Oscar-nominated song "Music Of My Heart," and has received numerous honors and awards over the course of her illustrious career. She has been presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, named BMI Songwriter of the Year, and received an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, an MTV Video Music Award, two ACE Awards, and multiple Billboard Awards for her many chart-topping hits. Gloria has also been honored with the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor (the highest award that can be given to a naturalized U.S. citizen), the Hispanic Heritage Award, and the National Music Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year Award.

EMILIO ESTEFAN is a world-renowned music, television and film producer who has been instrumental in shaping, developing and directing the careers of his superstar wife, Gloria, as well as Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Jon Secada among many others. With a resume that includes over 30 Grammy nominations and 19 Grammy Awards, Emilio has experimented and pushed the envelope of blending Latin, pop and world rhythms creating a unique style and personality that has created chart-topping worldwide hits. It is this vision that transcends the music field and spills over into film, television, hotels and restaurants, among other business endeavors including being the first Cuban-born couple to own a minority stake in the Miami Dolphins, a major NFL Franchise.

JERRY MITCHELL received the Tony Award in recognition of his choreography for the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots, for which his direction was also recognized with a Tony nomination. In the 33 preceding years, Jerry has been involved with over 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End and touring productions. His Broadway debut as a choreographer, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, was followed by The Full Monty (Tony nomination), The Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray (Tony nomination), Gypsy, Never Gonna Dance (Tony nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), La Cage Aux Folles (Tony Award), Imaginary Friends, Legally Blonde (Tony nomination), which he also directed, and Catch Me If You Can. Most recently, Jerry received the Drama League’s Founders’ Award for Excellence in Directing and the George Abbott Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers. Twenty-three years ago, Jerry conceived and created Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque show performed annually for the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He continues to serve as Executive Producer of Broadway Bares, with a book, website and satellite productions in Fire Island Pines, Las Vegas (Peepshow, in a five year run) and London (West End Bares).

SERGIO TRUJILLO is an internationally-recognized choreographer whose work has been seen all across North America, Europe and Asia. In 2011, Mr. Trujillo had the honor of having four shows simultaneously running on Broadway: Tony Award® winning Best Musical Memphis (OCC Award, Astaire, Drama Desk Award noms.), Tony and Olivier Award® winning Best Musical Jersey Boys (Olivier, Drama Desk, Dora, OCC Award nominations), The Addams Family and the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal (Lucille Lortel Award nomination). Additional Broadway credits include Hands On A Hardbody, Leap of Faith (Drama Desk, Astaire nominations), All Shook Up and Guys and Dolls (Astaire Award nomination). In 2010, he made his debut as a director with the rock musical White Noise at Chicago’s Royal George Theater, and directed and choreographed Flashdance: The Musical, currently on national tour. His Off-Broadway work includes Saved (Lucille Lortel nom.), The CapemanRomeo & Juliet (Public), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Kismet (Encores!). His international credits include Disney’s Tarzan (World Theatre Award nom.),West Side StoryThe Sound of Music (Stratford) and Peggy Sue Got Married (West End). In 2012, Mr. Trujillo was chosen by the Colombian government as one of the top 100 Colombians in the world.

ALEXANDER DINELARIS is currently represented in London's West End by the hit musical production of The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre. Other recent works include his plays Red Dog Howls (New York Theater Workshop), Still Life (Manhattan Class Company), In This, Our Time (59e59) and The Chaos Theories (Shotgun Theater).  Alexander was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards for his work on the additional book and lyrics of the Off-Broadway hit, Zanna Don't!  Alex has recently written the screenplay for Birdman, the latest film by Academy Award nominated director Alejandro González-Iñarrítu, as well as the original screenplay The Year of the Monarchs.  Dinelaris is also currently writing and co-producing a new dramatic television series with Mr. Iñarrítu entitled, “The One Percent”.  Alex attended Barry University, where he was the winner of the Mac McKindree Scholarship for theatre.  Mr. Dinelaris is a member of the Writer’s Guild, the Dramatists Guild and NYTW’s Usual Suspects.

www.OnYourFeetMusical.com

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PHOTO: Gloria Estefan, director Jerry Mitchell, and Emilio Estefan
PHOTO CREDIT: 2014 Bruce Glikas/On Your Feet!

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Tue, 20 May 2014 20:43:54 -0400
THE REALISTIC JONESES to Play Final Broadway Performance on Sunday, Jul 6 http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/THE-REALISTIC-JONESES-to-Play-Final-Broadway-Performance-on-Sunday-Jul-6.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/THE-REALISTIC-JONESES-to-Play-Final-Broadway-Performance-on-Sunday-Jul-6.html

WILL ENO’S NEW PLAY
THE REALISTIC JONESES
TO PLAY FINAL PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY JULY 6, 2014

STARRING TONI COLLETTE, MICHAEL C. HALL, TRACY LETTS, AND MARISA TOMEI; DIRECTED BY SAM GOLD

Get Realistic Joneses Tickets

The producers of Will Eno’s new play The Realistic Joneses have announced that the production will play its final performance on Sunday, July 6, 2014, having played 27 previews and 105 performances for a total of 132 paid performances. It began previews Thursday, March 13, 2014, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street).

Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the box office of the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street).

The Realistic Joneses stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner; Academy Award and Tony Award-nominee Toni Collette (“Hostages,” “United States of Tara,” The Sixth Sense, The Wild Party), Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Michael C. Hall (“Dexter,” Chicago, “Six Feet Under”), Tony Award-winner Tracy Letts (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; August: Osage County; “Homeland”), and Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny; The Wrestler; Salomé).

The production is directed by Obie Award-winner Sam Gold, who recently received critical acclaim for his production of Fun Home at the Public Theater. It features scenic design by David Zinn, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Mark Barton, and sound by Leon Rothenberg.

Here’s what critics had to say:

“A PLEASURABLE RUSH VIRTUALLY UNMATCHED BY ANYTHING I’VE SEEN THIS SEASON. Plays as funny and moving, as wonderful and weird as ‘The Realistic Joneses,’ do not appear often on Broadway. Or ever, really. Broadway has long been a place inhospitable to the truly active currents of contemporary theater, so the opening of Will Eno’s play at the Lyceum Theater is AN OCCASION WORTH CELEBRATING. Mr. Eno’s voice may be the most singular of his generation; it’s humane, literate and slyly hilarious.”

- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“(****) FOUR STARS! A MARVEL OF INFIDELITY, MORTALITY AND COSMIC PROFUNDITY! The powerhouse cast is excellent, playing the minimalistic music of the lines without losing warmth or individuality.”

- David Cote, Time Out NY

“THE MARVELOUS, ALL-STAR CAST SAVORS EVERY LAST SYLLABLE OF THIS HYPNOTICALLY QUIRKY AND WITTY PLAY, snappily delivered by certifiable stars. Tracy Letts and Toni Collette are terribly funny, and Marisa Tomei and Michael C. Hall are perfect.”

- Variety

“A SHARP TREAT that movingly emphasizes the ultimate commonality of the human condition. Director Sam Gold and his excellent cast ensure that its humor and poignancy are equally served.”

- USA Today

The Realistic Joneses is an inside look at the people who live next door, the truths we think we know about those neighbors and the secrets we never imagined we all might share. Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei star in this new play, hailed by the New York Times as “far and away the most stimulating, adventurous and flat-out good play to be produced on Broadway this year.” The Realistic Joneses is written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno and directed by Sam Gold.

The Realistic Joneses is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Stacey Mindich, Susan Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Andy Sandberg, Scott M. Delman, William Berlind, Caiola Productions, CandyWendyJamie Productions, Amy Danis & Mark Johannes, Finn Moellenberg Productions, Angelina Fiordellisi, Jay Franke, Gesso Productions, Grimaldi Astrachan Hello Entertainment, Meg Herman, Mara Smigel Rutter Productions, KM-R&D, and Will Trice, in association with Yale Repertory Theatre.

*Toni Collette is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association.

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Website: http://therealisticjoneses.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealisticBway
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealisticBway

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Tue, 20 May 2014 19:21:02 -0400
THE REALISTIC JONESES to Play Final Broadway Performance on Sunday, Jul 6 http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/THE-REALISTIC-JONESES-to-Play-Final-Broadway-Performance-on-Sunday-Jul-6.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/THE-REALISTIC-JONESES-to-Play-Final-Broadway-Performance-on-Sunday-Jul-6.html

WILL ENO’S NEW PLAY
THE REALISTIC JONESES
TO PLAY FINAL PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY JULY 6, 2014

STARRING TONI COLLETTE, MICHAEL C. HALL, TRACY LETTS, AND MARISA TOMEI; DIRECTED BY SAM GOLD

Get Realistic Joneses Tickets

The producers of Will Eno’s new play The Realistic Joneses have announced that the production will play its final performance on Sunday, July 6, 2014, having played 27 previews and 105 performances for a total of 132 paid performances. It began previews Thursday, March 13, 2014, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street).

Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the box office of the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street).

The Realistic Joneses stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner; Academy Award and Tony Award-nominee Toni Collette (“Hostages,” “United States of Tara,” The Sixth Sense, The Wild Party), Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Michael C. Hall (“Dexter,” Chicago, “Six Feet Under”), Tony Award-winner Tracy Letts (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; August: Osage County; “Homeland”), and Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny; The Wrestler; Salomé).

The production is directed by Obie Award-winner Sam Gold, who recently received critical acclaim for his production of Fun Home at the Public Theater. It features scenic design by David Zinn, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Mark Barton, and sound by Leon Rothenberg.

Here’s what critics had to say:

“A PLEASURABLE RUSH VIRTUALLY UNMATCHED BY ANYTHING I’VE SEEN THIS SEASON. Plays as funny and moving, as wonderful and weird as ‘The Realistic Joneses,’ do not appear often on Broadway. Or ever, really. Broadway has long been a place inhospitable to the truly active currents of contemporary theater, so the opening of Will Eno’s play at the Lyceum Theater is AN OCCASION WORTH CELEBRATING. Mr. Eno’s voice may be the most singular of his generation; it’s humane, literate and slyly hilarious.”

- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“(****) FOUR STARS! A MARVEL OF INFIDELITY, MORTALITY AND COSMIC PROFUNDITY! The powerhouse cast is excellent, playing the minimalistic music of the lines without losing warmth or individuality.”

- David Cote, Time Out NY

“THE MARVELOUS, ALL-STAR CAST SAVORS EVERY LAST SYLLABLE OF THIS HYPNOTICALLY QUIRKY AND WITTY PLAY, snappily delivered by certifiable stars. Tracy Letts and Toni Collette are terribly funny, and Marisa Tomei and Michael C. Hall are perfect.”

- Variety

“A SHARP TREAT that movingly emphasizes the ultimate commonality of the human condition. Director Sam Gold and his excellent cast ensure that its humor and poignancy are equally served.”

- USA Today

The Realistic Joneses is an inside look at the people who live next door, the truths we think we know about those neighbors and the secrets we never imagined we all might share. Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei star in this new play, hailed by the New York Times as “far and away the most stimulating, adventurous and flat-out good play to be produced on Broadway this year.” The Realistic Joneses is written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno and directed by Sam Gold.

The Realistic Joneses is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Stacey Mindich, Susan Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Andy Sandberg, Scott M. Delman, William Berlind, Caiola Productions, CandyWendyJamie Productions, Amy Danis & Mark Johannes, Finn Moellenberg Productions, Angelina Fiordellisi, Jay Franke, Gesso Productions, Grimaldi Astrachan Hello Entertainment, Meg Herman, Mara Smigel Rutter Productions, KM-R&D, and Will Trice, in association with Yale Repertory Theatre.

*Toni Collette is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association.

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Website: http://therealisticjoneses.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealisticBway
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealisticBway

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Tue, 20 May 2014 19:21:02 -0400
Paige Faure and Nancy Opel Announced to Join CINDERELLA http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/Paige-Faure-and-Nancy-Opel-Announced-to-Join-CINDERELLA.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2013-14-season-press-releases/broadway/Paige-Faure-and-Nancy-Opel-Announced-to-Join-CINDERELLA.html

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA

 Paige Faure (Bullets Over Broadway) will step into
the glass slippers on Broadway June 13
before launching the musical's national tour

Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel will star as
Cinderella’s wicked Stepmother on Broadway starting June 30 

New block of tickets on sale Monday, May 26 through January 3, 2014.

Get Cinderella Tickets

Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced that Paige Faure, now appearing in Bullets Over Broadway, will be Broadway's new CINDERELLA starting June 13.  Faure will also lead the national tour of the hit, Tony Award-winning musical when it begins performances October 10 in Providence, RI.   Ms. Faure assumes the role following the 4-month limited engagement of Carly Rae Jepsen, which concludes June 8.

The producers have also announced that Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel will play Cinderella’s wicked Stepmother, Madame on Broadway, starting Monday, June 30, following Fran Drescher's 5-month limited engagement, which concludes June 29.  Both Faure and Opel will star on Broadway through September 7.

Paige Faure is currently appearing in Woody Allen's musical-comedy Bullets Over Broadway, directed by Susan Stroman (u/s Ellen). Paige previously appeared on Broadway in Cinderella and in the original revival company of How to Succeed in Business... featuring Daniel Radcliffe (Hedy La Rue, repl.) She has toured nationally with A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Little Women and Aida. Regional roles include Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone featuring Clay Aiken and Beth Leavel at the North Carolina Theater, Sally in Cabaret at MGR, and one of Tony's Showgirls in Honeymoon in Vegas at Papermill Playhouse.

Nancy Opel most recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award winning musical Memphis. She received Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics and Lortel nominations for her role in The Toxic Avenger, written by Memphis creators Joe DiPietro and David Bryan. Other Broadway credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Urinetown (Tony Nomination, Best Actress), Sunday in the Park with George, Anything Goes, Triumph of Love, Evita andothers. She appeared Off Broadway most notably in works by playwright David Ives. Nancy received Drama Desk, Lortel nominations for Polish Joke and she won an Obie Award for John Epperson's My Deah. She attended The University of Kansas and The Juilliard School.

Now in its second year on Broadway and having recently celebrated its 500th performance, CINDERELLA continues to play to large and enthusiastic audiences at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) with a new block of tickets available starting Monday, May 26 through January 3, 2015

Currently appearing in CINDERELLA are the Grammy-nominated recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen as Cinderella, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Fran Drescher as Madame, Victoria Clark as the Fairy Godmother, Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as stepsister Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher's mentor and Lord Chancellor, Todd Buonopane as the rebel Jean-Michel and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton.

CINDERELLA has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II.  The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw. Josh Rhodes is choreographer. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements are by David Chase. Orchestrations are by Danny Troob.  Constantine Kitsopoulos is music director and conductor.

With its fresh, new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic CINDERELLA combines the story's classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, a beautiful ball and more – with some surprise twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, the CINDERELLA of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical now on Broadway is a surprisingly contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting:  a spirited young woman with savvy and soul, eager to develop a world view, she doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness.  She not only fights for her own dreams, but makes the prince, who falls in love with her, open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams, too. 

This spring, CINDERELLA added Thursday matinees to its schedule, joining two other Broadway shows – MAMMA MIA! and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – in a new initiative that offers alternative curtain times to theatergoers.

CINDERELLA performs Tuesdays at 7 pm; Wednesdays at 2 pm; Thursdays at 2 pm and 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 2 and 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm

CINDERELLA will have an adjusted performance schedule for July 4th week:

Monday, June 30 7:00PM Nancy Opel Begins Performances

Tuesday, July 1 7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 2 2:00 PM

Thursday July 3 2:00 PM  & 7:30 PM

Friday, July 4 DARK

Saturday, July 5 2:00 PM & 8:00PM

Sunday, July 6  3:00 PM

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will launch its national tour starring Paige Faure at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI on October 10, 2014.

The current tour schedule is as follows:

Providence, RI (Providence PAC) October 10-18, 2014

Tampa, FL (Tampa Bay PAC) October 21-26, 2014

Miami, FL (Arsht Center) October 28-November 2, 2014

Charlotte, NC (The Belk) November 4-9, 2014

West Palm Beach, FL (Kravis Center) November 11-16, 2014

Durham, NC (Durham PAC) November 18-23, 2014

Philadelphia, PA (Academy of Music) November 25-30, 2014

Buffalo, NY (Shea’s PAC) December 2-7, 2014

Rochester, NY (Auditorium Theatre) December 9-14, 2014

Chicago, IL (Cadillac Palace) December 16, 2014-January 4, 2015

Cincinnati, OH (The Aranoff) January 6-18, 2015

St. Louis, MO (The Fabulous Fox) January 20-February 1, 2015

Denver, CO (The Buell) February 3-15, 2015

Portland, OR (Keller Auditorium) February 17-22, 2015

Seattle, WA (The Paramount)                                          February 24-March 1, 2015

Tempe, AZ (ASU Gammage) March 10-15, 2015

Los Angeles, CA (The Ahmanson) March 17-April 26, 2015

Las Vegas, NV (The Smith Center) April 28-May 3, 2015

San Diego, CA (Civic Center) May 5-10, 2015

Sacramento, CA (Community Center Theatre) May 12-17, 2015

Houston, TX (Hobby Center) May 26-June 7, 2015

Des Moines, IA (Des Moines Civic Center) July 14-19, 2015

Cleveland, OH (The Palace) July 21-August 2, 2015

Greenville, SC (Peace Center) August 4-9, 2015

Additional cities will be announced at a later date.

CINDERELLA is produced by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions and is produced in association with Center Theatre Group. Charles Salameno is associate producer.

Tickets to RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA are on sale through Telecharge and can be purchased by calling 212-239-6200, online at www.telecharge.com. Tickets are also on sale at the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street).

For more information please visit www.CinderellaOnBroadway.com

Facebook:  Facebook.com/CinderellaTheMusical Twitter:  @CinderellaBway

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Tue, 20 May 2014 19:13:04 -0400