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Stam-Pede is just one of a big weekend of performing arts events for families and . The internationally touring musical circus arts company Les Parfaits Inconnus performs two shows on Saturday, January 7. On , Playing by Air performs their symphony of elaborate sounds and spectacular juggling feats at .
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Lakewood Blue Claws Announce First Wave of Promotions for 2017
A Summer Concert Series, the return of award-winning Harry Potter Night, and additional giveaways highlight the first-wave of 2017 BlueClaws promotional nights, announced by the team on Tuesday.
Click here to view the list (PDF) of announced promotions. Many more will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
The Summer Concert Series is new and includes a pre-game concert before each of eight Saturday games beginning .
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Kids Night on Broadway 2 for 1 Tickets This February
is Kids' Night on Broadway! On Kids' Night, young people age 18 and under can see a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult.
There are still 2-for-1 seats available for these shows:
News from BroadwayCon
BROADWAYCON ANNOUNCES 2017 SCHEDULE
FEATURING THREE DAYS OF PANELS, MEETUPS, WORKSHOPS, AND MORE!
BroadwayCon is thrilled to announce the programming schedule for BroadwayCon 2017 on at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The BroadwayCon 2017 Schedule features three days packed with events curated with Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators in mind. From Producing 101 to Bollywood and Broadway, there is something for every theatre lover at BroadwayCon.
Featuring over 200 hours of original programming, BroadwayCon will host 10 fan-led meetups for everyone from Sondheim lovers to Stage Managers, 19 workshops led by top industry professionals, a live taping of BroadwayCon: The Podcast, and the inaugural BroadwayCon Star To Be talent competition. BroadwayCon will also offer the unique chance to catch a First Look at some of the most talked-about new shows on Broadway: Amèlie, Anastasia, Significant Other, and more.
Previously announced Special Guests include the legendary Chita Rivera (West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman), Josh Groban ( Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Chess in Concert), Joel Grey (Cabaret, Wicked, "Cabaret"), Darren Criss (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, How to Succeed..., "Glee"), Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last Five Years, "Smash"), and BroadwayCon 2016 favorite Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots). A full list of special guests can be found at www.BroadwayCon.com/Guests.
Schedule highlights include:
How do Romeo and Juliet die 8 times a week but still walk around unscathed? Hear from the fight choreographers who stage fights that are convincing, realistic, and yet...pretend.
Join this year's lineup of Broadway producers as they discuss their day-to-day responsibilities, their passion projects, and their tough business decisions.
BroadwayCon: The Podcast LIVE! Broadway’s Best Media Stars
Lots of people who can't act, sing, or dance (and even those who do!) find their Broadway outlet online. Join Patrick Hinds and some of Broadway's best media stars to discuss finding their place in the Broadway community.
I Can Hear The Bells: Sound Design on Broadway
"Oh, the sounds of the earth are like music." And thanks to the great sound designers of Broadway, we can hear them! You, too, can hear them at this panel, where they'll discuss their backgrounds, processes, and secrets of the trade.
Come to the BroadwayCon Cabaret to hear our special Broadway guests sing songs that represent what they geek out over. This isn’t your typical cabaret! Featuring Alysha Umphress, Ryann Redmond, Fredi Walker-Browne, Anthony Rapp, Nick Adams, Lesli Margherita, and Samantha Massell. Hosted by Ben Cameron.
Theatre Teachers Meetup
Share your ideas and stories with theatre teachers from around the country and around the world. Discuss what you're doing in your classrooms and at BroadwayCon and how best to take everything you're doing this weekend back to your students.
Dorothy Fields: Blazing a Trail for Today's Women Writers
In this “year of women” in theatre, it’s interesting to discuss Dorothy Fields—for five years she kept pace with Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, and Irving Berlin as one of the only female lyricists writing for commercial theater, paving the way for Betty Cmoden and Carolyn Leigh. This lecture discusses her career writing A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Annie Get Your Gun, Sweet Charity, and her hits like “The Way You Look Tonight.”
Chita Rivera Q&A
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to hear from a living Broadway legend! Chita Rivera will discuss her decades-spanning career from West Side Story to Chicago to The Visit.
That is The State of The Art: Projection Design
How do you transform a blank wall into a lively, kinetic canvas? Color and light. Broadway's leading lighting designers are here to talk about how they make magic!
Scenic Design: Setting the Stage
Set the stage with these remarkable Broadway designers; what goes into constructing a set model that will soon be 10x its size on the Broadway stage? You won't want to miss learning what goes into building the world of your favorite shows!
In our first late-night, anything-goes session, you make the set list. Put a quarter in the jukebox (or download the BroadwayCon app) and choose the song these Broadway stars are going to sing. No showtunes this time! Tonight we’ll see some of our favorite stars show off a side of themselves we rarely get to see. All voting will take place through the BroadwayCon app, available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
The World Inside a Frame: Broadway Photographers
A picture is worth a thousand words. Among them: "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina", "A Little Priest", and "If I Were A Rich Man". Did anything come to mind? These evocative images are the work of Broadway photographers. Join in for a panel discussion as these artists describe their processes, favorite shots, and more!
Stage a Scene
You've studied your script and gotten a good night's sleep, but what can you really expect on your first day of rehearsal? Join director David Alpert and actor Lesli Margherita to watch them approach a scene for the first time.
Love is Company (Management)
From contracts to creative planning, Company Managers are another driving force of creating a successful working environment for a show's performers and crew.
Julia Murney Career Seminar
From Lennon to Wicked Julia Murney has seen ups and downs and everything in between. Here's your chance to ask her anything you want to know about the business and building a career as a performer.
Do you ever look at some of your favorite big-name Broadway fans and wonder how they got to make a career out of loving theatre? We'll ask them their secrets, their tips and tricks, and the most rewarding parts of getting to represent the Broadway community.
The BroadwayCon 2017 Schedule can be found at www.BroadwayCon.com/Preview. Autograph and Photobooth schedules will be announced on Monday, December 19. Additional programming will be announced at a later date and is subject to change.
BROADWAYCON ANNOUNCES ANNIE 40-YEAR REUNION
FEATURING ORIGINAL CREATIVE TEAM
BroadwayCon announced today that it will host an Annie 40-Year Reunion at BroadwayCon on . Moderated by musical theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper, the Reunion will include original creative team members Martin Charnin (lyrics), Tom Meehan (book), and Charles Strouse (music). Additional members of the original 1977 creative team and cast will be announced at a later date.
One of the most beloved Broadway musicals of all time, Annie, has a once-in-a-lifetime reunion panel at BroadwayCon! Join all three of the show's legendary Tony Award-winning writers Martin Charnin (lyrics), Tom Meehan (book), and Charles Strouse (music), as well as other members of the original 1977 team and cast to be announced. As Jennifer Ashley Tepper (The Untold Stories of Broadway) moderates, you'll hear the inside scoop on how Annie was written, its road to Broadway, backstage tales, and the legacy of everyone's favorite red-headed orphan. Why not? It's N.Y.C.!
“HAMILTON: THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION” PANEL
FEATURING BROADWAY AND CHICAGO CAST MEMBERS
BroadwayCon is thrilled to announce a celebration of the new Hamilton cast members on Broadway and in Chicago on . “Hamilton: The Next Administration” panelists will include Broadway cast members Javier Munoz (Alexander Hamilton), Mandy Gonzalez (Angelica Schuyler), Lexi Lawson (Eliza Hamilton), J. Quinton Johnson (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Seth Stewart (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Jordan Fisher (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), Brandon Victor Dixon (Aaron Burr), Bryan Terrell Clark (George Washington), Michael Luwoye (Alexander Hamilton Alternate), and Taran Killam (King George III). Chicago cast members will join via satellite.
BROADWAYCON ANNOUNCES IN TROUSERS REUNION
FEATURING ORIGINAL CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM MEMBERS
BroadwayCon announced today that a special In Trousers Reunion will take place at BroadwayCon 2017, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Moderated by musical theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper, the Reunion will include original cast members Chip Zien (Marvin), Alison Fraser (His Wife), and Mary Testa (Miss Goldberg), William Finn (Book, Music, Lyrics, Director), André Bishop, and Ira Weitzman. Bishop and Weitzman were integral to the premiere production of In Trousers in 1979, which was Playwrights Horizons’ first musical. Bishop and Weitzman are now Producing Artistic Director and Mindich Chair Musical Theater Associate Producer at Lincoln Center, respectively.
Additional details for the In Trousers Reunion will be announced at a later date.
BROADWAYCON ANNOUNCES SPEECH & DEBATE PANEL
BroadwayCon® announced today that it will host a special Speech & Debate Panel on at BroadwayCon 2017. The panel will feature an exclusive sneak peek of the film SPEECH & DEBATE based on Tony-Award winner Stephen Karam’s hit play, with surprise guests from the movie, and an exclusive musical preview only at BroadwayCon. Moderated by Darren Criss who has a cameo role in the film, the panel will include screenwriter Stephen Karam, film actors Sarah Steele, Liam James, Austin P. McKenzie, and Roger Bart, and producer Tom Rice.
Based on the critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit, Speech & Debate follows three teenagers brought together by a series of mishaps. Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, the unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world. Blogging, blackmail, and Broadway belting drive the trio’s bond in this wickedly funny teen comedy.
For more information about BroadwayCon or to purchase tickets, please visit www.BroadwayCon.com.
News from DKC/O&M
THE McKITTRICK HOTEL
HOME OF SLEEP NO MORE
ENDS 2016 WILL A BANG:
T H E M C K I T T R I C K M A S Q U E R A D E
A NEW YEAR’S EVE BOHEMIAN SOIREE
ONE-NIGHT-ONLY DANCE PARTY
The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, is once again throwing a one-of-a-kind NYC New Year’s Eve dance party—The McKittrick Masquerade: A New Year’s Eve Bohemian Soiree—on . The party begins at , just after that evening’s Sleep No More performance concludes when, in true McKittrick fashion, the venue will be transformed into a decadent, must-see bohemian world. Guests will have package options including various combinations of dinner at The Lodge, The McKittrick’s rooftop indoor restaurant and lounge; Sleep No More; and the Masquerade. For info and tickets, visit http://events.mckittrickhotel.
LOST FRANK LOESSER MUSICALS
FROM WORLD WAR II
THE “BLUEPRINT SPECIALS”
ON THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
AS PART OF THE PUBLIC THEATER’S UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL
STARRING TONY NOMINEES
LAURA OSNES & WILL SWENSON
Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. The production will star Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella,Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair) and be directed by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely.
The Blueprints were conceived as what Special Services described as “a novel and very practical service for soldiers who wish to put on good GI shows for GI audiences”. Called “Blueprints” once they’d been written and tried-out, the Army packaged and distributed them as a complete script, score/orchestrations, scenic & costume drawings, plus instructions for how to put on the show. As such these extraordinary works can be seen and heard today exactly as their creators intended.
They highlight the fact that, while the forms of entertainment and ways in which soldiers maintain morale may have changed dramatically since WWII, their need for creative outlets and communal diversion has not. To help engage a substantive military-civilian dialogue and foster mutual exchange and increased understanding of the effects of armed service, Waterwell is collaborating with Victor Hurtado, U.S. Army Veteran and former director of Army Entertainment and the Army Soldier show, as well as casting a combination of civilian artists and Military Veterans, both onstage and off.
The Blueprint Specials will play six performances on the hangar deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: ; ; ; ; : (school groups only) and . The Museum is centered on Intrepid, a US Navy aircraft carrier that served during World War II, the Cold War and the Vietnam War.
Tickets are $25 for the general public and $20 for Intrepid Museum members. Please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org/
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BEGINS CASTING SEARCH FOR
TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING ARTISTS FOR
UPCOMING NYC PREMIERE OF THE PLAY
“ C H A R M ”
SET TO OPEN ITS 2017-18 SEASON
BY PHILIP DAWKINS
DIRECTED BY WILL DAVIS
CASTING SEARCH BEGINS JANUARY, 2017
MCC PRODUCTION WILL PREMIERE IN FALL 2017
MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announces today a casting search for transgender and gender non-conforming performers as it prepares for the newly announced first show of its 2017-18 Season: the NYC premiere of Charm, a play by Chicago-based, Jefferson Award-winning playwright Philip Dawkins to be directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Will Davis, a transgender artist. Charm will officially open MCC’s 2017-18 Season in Fall 2017, and will be performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Complete dates and additional info will be announced at a later date.
If you'd like to be considered but expect to be unavailable for upcoming New York open calls in early 2017, please email your NAME, CURRENT LOCATION, PICTURE, PHONE NUMBER and EMAIL to email@example.com. Full info and casting breakdown can be viewed at http://www.telseyandco.com/
News from Polk and Co.
AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL CELEBRATES OPENING NIGHT AT CENTER THEATRE GROUP’S AHMANSON THEATRE PRIOR TO BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT
BROADWAY PREVIEWS START AT THE WALTER KERR THEATRE
AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL officially opened Friday, December 16 at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, prior to its arrival on Broadway this spring. Directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), AMÉLIE features a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony nominee Craig Lucas (The Light in the Piazza), music by Daniel Messé and lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Messé, and musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton. The company is led by Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat, who will reprise their roles for the Broadway engagement.
AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL will begin performances on Broadway on at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48thStreet) and officially open , following the strictly limited engagement at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles (final performance ).
AMÉLIE is the new Broadway musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar®-nominated film.
Shy Amélie lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind… where life is filled with mischievous adventures, a garden gnome can be a world traveler, a goldfish can be her dearest friend and true love is as magical as she imagines. Longing to connect with others, Amélie covertly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But everything changes when she becomes captivated by a mysterious young photographer. Gathering the courage to follow her heart, she embarks on her biggest adventure yet—a journey out of her imagination and into his arms.
Tickets range from $79.50 - $169.50.
The regular performance schedule for AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL is: Tuesday – Thursday at ( during previews); and Friday & at ; with matinees at on Wednesday & , and . For changes to the schedule, visit AmelieBroadway.com.
CELEBRATING 10 SEASONS OF NEW WORKS AT ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND!
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
THE SIXTH ANNUAL
UNDERGROUND READING SERIES
FIVE READINGS IN FIVE NIGHTS
FEATURING NEW WORKS BY
SAHEEM ALI, EMILY FELDMAN, ALEX LUBISCHER, DON NGUYEN, MING PEIFFER and MICHAEL THURBER
January 9-13, 2017
At the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Celebrating 10 seasons of Roundabout Underground, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce the sixth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written and directed by emerging artists, as well as post-show receptions. The Reading Series will feature new works by Saheem Ali, Emily Feldman, Alex Lubischer, Don Nguyen, Ming Peiffer and Michael Thurber.
The Roundabout Underground Reading Series is at at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Tickets are FREE.
As part of Roundabout’s continued mission to support new work, Roundabout Underground will either give a debut production to an emerging writer or director or allow an experienced director to go back to his/her creative roots. Robyn Goodman (Artistic Consultant to the Roundabout) serves as Artistic Producer, with Associate Producers Jill Rafson and Josh Fiedler, for this initiative that continues to be a creative breeding ground for nurturing new talent.
By Ming Peiffer, Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
MY LOVER JOAN
By Emily Feldman, Directed by Will Davis
By Alex Lubischer, Directed by Kip Fagan
THE SUPREME LEADER
By Don Nguyen, Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
THE BOOTY CALL
Music & Lyrics by Michael Thurber, Directed and developed with and additional material by Saheem Ali
Most singles in New York would be thrilled to receive a booty call from a woman they’re into, but when Gabe gets a message from Sam, he’s thrown into a tailspin. As Gabe tries to lose himself in his music, his recordings soon turn into an outlet for all of his anxieties about love and intimacy. The Booty Call offers a musical window into the insecurities hiding within even the kind of guy who’s supposed to have it easy.
A limited number of FREE tickets to the reading series will be available to the general public. Tickets can be reserved by emailingundergroundreadings@
There will be one reading each night at , in the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).
News from Richard Hillman PR
THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
BEGINS THE NEW YEAR WITH
“NEW2NY” SERIES PRESENTATION OF
MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR
BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY JOSHUA ROSENBLUM
DIRECTED BY ANNETTE JOLLES
AT YORK THEATRE COMPANY AT SAINT PETER’S
FEATURING PETER BENSON, WILL ERAT, VANESSA LEMONIDES,
NEAL MAYER AND MICHAEL MCCOY
10 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
The limited engagement of Mark Felt, Superstar will play 10 performances only, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is set for
When former FBI agent Mark Felt revealed in 2005 that he had been Deep Throat, the secret source who helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein bring down President Richard Nixon, he ended one of the most intriguing chapters in the history of journalism (and one of the worst in U.S. politics).
In this whimsical, jazzy musical romp, the multi-talented cast of five together portray twenty-four colorful characters in a fast-moving, illuminating take on the shocking political scandal that riveted America and still reverberates today. Part thriller, part tragedy, part comedy, Mark Felt, Superstar will have you rethinking everything you thought you knew about Deep Throat and Watergate, all while tapping your feet to some irresistible musical numbers.
The performance schedule for Mark Felt, Superstar is (*audience discussions follow these matinee performances).* & , * & , p.m., , * & , and
For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org.
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