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Broadway Musical CD’s, Digital Lotteries and Rush Policy’s Save You Money Seeing Your Favorite Shows

Broadway Musical CD’s, Digital Lotteries and Rush Policy’s Save You Money Seeing Your Favorite Shows
Jenn Collela , Come From Away

Jenn Collela Photo by: Matthew Murphy

The new Broadway musical Come From Away has announced that a limited number of $38 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street) when it opens for that day’s performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.

Come From Away, was recently nominated for 14 Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC.

Come From Away features Petrina Bromley (Stratford’s As You Like It); Geno Carr (The Old Globe’s Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas); Jenn Colella (If/Then); Joel Hatch (Annie); Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys); Kendra Kassebaum (Wicked); Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis); Lee MacDougall (Stratford’s The Music Man); Caesar Samayoa (Sister Act); Q. Smith (Mary Poppins); Astrid Van Wieren (North American premiere of Mamma Mia!); Sharon Wheatley (Avenue Q); Josh Breckenridge (The Scottsboro Boys); Susan Dunstan (The Lion King US National Tour); Tamika Lawrence (If/Then) and Tony LePage (Rock of Ages).

 With a book, music and lyrics by Canadians Irene Sankoff & David Hein, Come From Away is directed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis), with musical staging by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story),  scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One), costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James (Jelly’s Last Jam), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Hamilton), sound design by Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen (End of the Rainbow), orchestrations by August Eriksmoen (Bright Star), and music arrangements by Ian Eisendrath.

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world.

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped.  On September 12, their stories moved us all.

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Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the original cast album of the new musical, War Paint, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. The musical, which began previews on March 7 and will open April 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago this summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre’s history.

War Paint, also added a digital lottery, where a limited number of tickets will be available for all performances through the digital lottery which will open at 8:00am for both matinee and evening performances and will remain open until 11am and 3pm, respectively, when winners are drawn.  For details and entrance to the digital lottery click on: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/war-paint.

Digital lottery tickets are $40 each, including the facility fee. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets with a credit card online. Tickets can be picked up at the Nederlander Theatre box office (208 West 41st Street) 30 minutes prior to show time. Photo ID is required for pickup and seat locations awarded are subject to availability.

WAR PAINT’s rush ticket policy and standing room tickets will remain, subject to availability. All former rules apply, with rush tickets for $40 and standing room available at $50 each including the facility fee.

 War Paint charts the legendary lives of two trailblazing women – cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole). The label will record the show’s Original Broadway cast album on April 16 and April 17 to be released in June. Pre-orders are now being taken at the theater. To sign up for updates, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/war-paint.

 War Paint also features Tony Award nominees John Dossett and Douglas Sills. Dossett portrays Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden’s husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills portrays the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein’s clubby confidante and faithful ally.

The cast also includes Barbara Jo Bednarczuk, Patti Cohenour, Mary Ernster, Tom Galantich, David Girlolmo, Joanna Glushak, Chris Hoch, Mary Clarie King, Steffanie Leigh, Erik Liberman, Barbara Marineau, Donna Migliaccio, Stephanie Jae Park, Jennifer Rias, Angel Reda and Tally Sessions.

Directed by Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens),  War Paint reunites Scott Frankel and Michael Korie—the acclaimed composer and lyricist team of Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven—with Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright (Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife). Choreography is by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli.

The musical is inspired by the book,  War Paint, by Lindy Woodhead and the documentary film, The Powder & the Glory, by Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman.

 War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country’s first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug- of-war would give birth to an industry that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary—pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men.

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In Transit

In Transit

 In Transit, is pleased to announce the Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released on Hollywood Records. The original cast album is now available for preorder at Amazon.  The album will be available wherever digital music is sold and streamed on Friday, April 28 and wherever CDs are sold on Friday, June 9.

In Transit, a funny and poignant new Broadway musical, follows the intertwined lives of 11 New Yorkers faced with the challenges of city life.  With a groundbreaking a cappella score by a team including the creators of Pitch Perfect and Frozen, In Transit takes you on a journey with people hoping to catch the express train to their dreams—including the stops they make along the way.  Modern yet timeless, In Transit is a story about all of us, set to music that will stay with you long after the ride is over.

With a book, music and lyrics by Academy Award® winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen), James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth,  In Transit is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award® winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It).

In Transit features a cappella vocal arrangements by Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, “The Sing-Off”), music supervision by Rick Hip-Flores (Rocky), scenic design by Tony Award winner Donyale Werle (Peter and the Starcatcher), costume design by Tony Award winner Clint Ramos (Eclipsed), lighting design by Tony Award winner Donald Holder (She Loves Me), sound design by Ken Travis (Aladdin), projection design by Caite Hevner, hair and wig design by Cookie Jordan and casting by Binder Casting, Inc.

In Transit currently stars David Abeles (Once), 2016 “America’s Got Talent” contestant Moya Angela (Ghost The Musical), 2012 American Beatbox Vice Champion Steven “HeaveN” Cantor (Broadway Debut), Justin Guarini (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; “American Idol”), Telly Leung (Allegiance), Erin Mackey (Amazing Grace), Gerianne Pérez (Broadway Debut), Margo Seibert (Rocky), NYC beatbox and vocal percussion pioneer Chesney Snow (Broadway Debut), James Snyder (If/Then), Mariand Torres (Broadway Debut), Nicholas Ward (On the Town), Adam Bashian (Broadway Debut), Laurel Harris (Beautiful), Amy Justman (Phantom of the Opera), Arbender Robinson (Shuffle Along), Brad Standley (Broadway Debut), Aurelia Williams (Broadway Debut) and Chelsea Williams (Mamma Mia!)

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Vivian Reed

Vivian Reed

Vivian Reed has announced her new album “Standards and More.” The recording is currently available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. Based on her recent smash extended New York concert engagement, the album includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Billy Strayhorn (“Take the A Train”), Rodgers & Hart (“My Funny Valentine”) and Cole Porter (“Just One of Those Things”) in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B, backed by a four-piece band led by William Foster McDaniel.

Vivian Reed is a  passionate multi-faceted entertainer who has earned two Tony Award nominations, the Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, the NAACP Award and several others.  When Vivian originally took New York by storm in the original Broadway production of Bubbling Brown Sugar, she was hailed for her “magnificent voice” by The Hollywood Reporter and her “fine dancing talent and stage electricity” by The New York PostPeople Magazine heralded her one of their “25 Most Intriguing People of the Year.” In the show she introduced her fiery rendition of “God Bless the Child,” which has since become her signature show-stopper. Vivian subsequently starred in the show in Los Angeles and then led the world tour through England, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, France and beyond.

Her national TV appearances include “The Tonight Show,” “The Today Show” and the ABC daytime drama “One Life to Live.”  She has shared the bill with notable performers such as Patti Labelle, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Elaine Stritch, Alan King, Sammy Davis Jr., Quincy Jones, Ashford & Simpson and Charles Aznavour.  Her film credits include Heading for BroadwayL’Africain with Catherine Deneuve and La Rumba, in which she portrayed Josephine Baker. Recently she produced and starred in the short film What Goes Around, written by Straight Outta Compton star Angela Gibbs.

She captured the attention of Pierre Cardin, who booked Vivian into his theater which led to her first European TV special. She was invited by the Prince and Princess of Monaco to sing in Monte Carlo and later performed at the Top Fashion Designers Gala at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and the American Film Festival in Deauville. She has been featured in magazines such as VogueElleTimeParis MatchPeopleEbonyand a cover profile in Jet.  

Vivian’s most recent Broadway appearance was opposite Audra McDonald in Michael John LaChiusa’s Marie Christine at Lincoln Center Theatre, which was nominated for six Tony Awards. She received critical acclaim in major productions of Sophisticated LadiesRoar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the CrowdBlues in the NightHigh RollersShow Boat and Tintypes. Her recent plays include Blues for an Alabama SkyPork Pie and Cookin’ at the Cookery. She also portrayed Lena Horne in More Than A Song with the Pittsburgh Ballet Company, directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett.  Vivian appeared at the Lena Horne Awards honoring Rosie O’Donnell and Quincy Jones at the Ford Center in New York.  She appeared in Three Mo’ Divas at the San Diego Rep and Arena Stage in Washington, DC and received critical acclaim for her dramatic portrayal in The Second Tosca.

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Adam Chanler-Berat and Phillipa Soo

Amélie, A New Musical  is offering a limited number of rush seats are available for purchase in-person for $39.50 each at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street) box office beginning at 10am (12pm on Sundays) for that day’s performance(s) only. Maximum two tickets per person. Rush tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Seats are best available and may be partial view. Cash or card accepted.

A limited quantity of $45 front row lottery tickets to each performance will be available through previews only at ameliebroadway.com/lottery. One entry per person (no age restrictions), up to two tickets per winner, payment by credit card only. Lottery winners will be notified by SMS and email by noon the day prior to the performance for which they have entered.

The cast of Amélie, A New Musical features Phillipa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat, Emily Afton, David Andino, Audrey Bennett, Randy Blair, Heath Calvert, Alison Cimmet, Savvy Crawford, Trey Ellett, Manoel Felciano, Harriett D. Foy, Alyse Alan Louis, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Destinee Rea, Jacob Keith Watson, Paul Whitty and Tony Sheldon.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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