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Producers Lia Vollack, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson announced the cast and creative team for Almost Famous, a world premiere musical with book and lyrics by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe, based on his iconic film. Almost Famous, which will open the 2019-2020 Season at The Old Globe (Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields), is directed by Tony Award® nomineeJeremy Herrin and features original music and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt. Performances will run September 13 – October 20, with an official opening night on September 27. 

Colin Donnell and Solea Pfeiffer

The cast will include Colin Donnell as Russell Hammond, Casey Likes as William Miller, Solea Pfeiffer as Penny Lane, Drew Gehling as Jeff Bebe, Anika Larsen as Elaine Miller, Robert Colletti as Lester Bangs, Matt Bittner as Larry Fellows, Chad Burris as Vic Nunez, Gerard Canonico as Dick Roswell, Julia Cassandra as Estrella, Brandon Contreras as Silent Ed Vallencourt, Sam Gravitte as Dennis Hope, Katie Ladner as Sapphire, Storm Lever as Polexia, Emily Schultheis as Anita Miller, Daniel Sovich as Darryl, Libby Winters as Leslie, Matthew C. Yee as Ben Fong-Torres, Van Hughes as David Felton, and Danny Lindgren and Alisa Melendez as swings.

 Ramin Karimloo

Tony® Award-nominated singer and performer Ramin Karimloo releases his second full-length album, From Now On, via Sony Masterworks Broadway. This 12-song collection features fusions of styles incorporating HamiltonFrozen, and Dear Evan Hansen to classics such as Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rent and The Last Five Years.

The singer most recently performed alongside Barbra Streisand, joining the legendary icon onstage for a duet at her July show in London’s Hyde Park.  He has also joined the cast of the hugely popular BBC One medical drama series Holby City

Ramin is best known for his immortalization of the role, in the Phantom of The OperaLove Never Dies, Les Misérables and HamiltonFrozen, and Dear Evan Hansen to classics such as Hedwig and the Angry Inch and The Last Five Years, Anastasia.    

Queen of Hearts

Company XIV has announced a nine-week extension for their acclaimed world premiere of Queen of Hearts, conceived, choreographed and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick. The show will now run through November 2 at the company’s gorgeous new home, Théâtre XIV (383 Troutman St. in Bushwick, Brooklyn), culminating with a final week of ‘Mad Masquerade’ Halloween performances.

Austin McCormick invites you to fall down a Baroque burlesque rabbit hole as his extravagant troupe premieres Queen of Hearts, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Company XIV’s reimagining includes live music, circus, opera, magic, dance, lavish design and imaginative cocktails inspired by your favorite characters. The XIV beauties will transport you to a decadent dreamworld replete with exotic curiosities and sensual strip-tease. Don’t miss this one of a kind theatrical event sure to delight, amaze and titillate. The show contains partial nudity – 21 & over only.

New York: The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that its hugely popular semi-annual ticket promotion 20at20 will return from September 3 to September 22, 2019.  20at20 makes $20 tickets available to dozens of  Off Broadway shows 20 minutes prior to curtain for 20 days. This year’s participated shows will be announced soon, to be the first to know when the shows are announced sign-up at  

Now in its 13th year, 20at20 has become one of New York’s most eagerly anticipated promotions for people who want to see exciting shows at steeply discounted prices, making live, up-close-and-personal, up-to-the-minute, and classical theater accessible to everyone for about the price of a pizza.  Past participants have included  Jersey Boys, STOMP, Gazillion Bubble Show, The Imbible  and many more. 

Shoshana Bean

Shoshana Bean, star of Wicked, City Center’s Songs for a New World, and the most recent Jenna in Broadway’s Waitress, makes her long anticipated Feinstein’s/54 Below debut with shows on August 24, 27, 29, 30 and 31 at 7pm.

Shoshana will sing from roles she’s played, roles she wants to play, roles she’ll never play, and maybe even take some requests! Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of Hairspray. She won an IRNE Award for her performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and earned a Jeff Award nomination for her portrayal of CeeCee Bloom in the pre-Broadway musical production of Beaches. Musical direction is by Tedd Firth.


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, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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