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Producer Scott Rudin announced today that three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin will star this season on Broadway in the world premiere of, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow, Taylor Mac. Directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, Gary is set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of William Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Previews will begin at Broadway’s Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Taylor Mac, (who uses “judy,” lowercase sic, not as a name but as a gender pronoun) is one of the most exciting theater artists of our time.  Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus marks Mac’s highly anticipated Broadway debut.  Mac is the conceiver/author/star of one of the most decorated and talked-about American cultural events in recent memory, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, as well as the author of the acclaimed play, Hir, and a MacArthur Fellow.

In Gary, Taylor Mac’s singular world view intersects with Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. In Mac’s extraordinary new play, set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the years of bloody battles are over. The civil war has ended. The country has been stolen by madmen, and there are casualties everywhere. And two very lowly servants – Lane and Martin – are charged with cleaning up the bodies. It’s only 400 B.C. – but it feels like the end of the world.

The creative team includes four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (Scenic Design), Tony and Academy Award winner Ann Roth (Costume Design), and nine-time Tony Award winner Jules Fisher & three-time Tony Award winner Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Design).

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Rosemary Harris steps into the role of Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady beginning tonight.

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Ryan McCartan steps into the role of Fiyero in Wicked beginning tonight.

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Jennifer Simard steps into the role of Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George in Mean Girls beginning tonight.

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Encore Rides, a local bicycle tour organizer, announces their “Save the House” Tour, an energizing effort set for Sunday, September 30th, designed to help save Highland Farm, Oscar Hammerstein II’s home in Doylestown, PA.  The tour will lead participants and supporters on a 5-mile tour through the town Oscar called home for 20 years and where he wrote the lyrics to the musical hits Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and the Sound of Music.  After the ride, participants will tour the lyricist’s home, talk with his grandson Will Hammerstein and hear some of Oscar’s best known songs played in Oscar’s living room, performed by acclaimed local pianist Don Tenenblatt and vocalist, actress JaQuinley Kerr.

“We’re very fortunate and grateful, as generous entrepreneurs are getting on board and getting creative on ideas how they can help with the rescue mission for Oscar’s home.  This particular offering by Encore’s Rick James is just super, not only for the funds and awareness it will help raise but it’s a great way to culturally exercise your body and mind too, while being part of a great cause and even meeting new, passionate people”– stated Mandee K. Hammerstein, co-chair of the Friends of Oscar Hammerstein, a local group of over 20 people, dedicated to saving Hammerstein’s home in time for the December 31stdeadline.

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With summer on its last leg,

With summer on its last leg, Sofitel New York, the stylish Midtown hotel with a decidedly French accent, is strutting the best of its end-of-summer-stuff with a Shaken Stiletto cocktail in honor of the wildly successful Kinky Boots on Broadway. Fans of the huge-hearted hit can head to Sofitel’s Gaby Bar for a pre- or post-theater sip of this knockout cocktail, featuring hints of cucumber, mint and raspberry. And a Kinky Boots cocktail wouldn’t be complete without a red glitter sugar rim, would it? Available through the end of September, the Shaken Stiletto is $18.

Just a short walk from Manhattan’s Great White Way in the heart of the Theater District, Sofitel New York – a model of drama and sophistication in its own right – provides easy access to Broadway’s top performing artists, longest running musicals and the hottest new shows 24/7. And, with its ongoing partnership with Broadway.com, guests can purchase tickets directly from the hotel website. Add a room with a view of the city skyline and pre- or post-theater dinner at Sofitel’s Gaby Brasserie Française, and you’ve got an end-of-summer experience that any Broadway buff would give a standing ovation.

. Fans of the huge-hearted hit can head to Sofitel’s Gaby Bar for a pre- or post-theater sip of this knockout cocktail, featuring hints of cucumber, mint and raspberry. And a Kinky Boots cocktail wouldn’t be complete without a red glitter sugar rim, would it? Available through the end of September, the Shaken Stiletto is $18.

Just a short walk from Manhattan’s Great White Way in the heart of the Theater District, Sofitel New York – a model of drama and sophistication in its own right – provides easy access to Broadway’s top performing artists, longest running musicals and the hottest new shows 24/7. And, with its ongoing partnership with Broadway.com, guests can purchase tickets directly from the hotel website. Add a room with a view of the city skyline and pre- or post-theater dinner at Sofitel’s Gaby Brasserie Française, and you’ve got an end-of-summer experience that any Broadway buff would give a standing ovation.

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DEFYING GRAVITY: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked by Carol de Giere (Applause Books Trade Paperback; $29.99; October 16, 2018) offers an unprecedented look at the life, times, and making of American musical icon, Stephen Schwartz. Author de Giere takes readers behind-the-scenes, from Schwartz’s writing Godspell’s score at age 23 through the making of the megahit Wicked, which will celebrate the 15th anniversary of its Broadway debut this October.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In DEFYING GRAVITY, de Giere also offers additional “Creativity Notes,” a popular feature of the first edition, with comments from Schwartz about overcoming creative blocks, collaboration, and the artistic life.

This revised and updated second edition begins with a foreword by Schwartz’s four-time Disney collaborator, Alan Menken, with whom he recently worked on the stage production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Menken reveals the inside story of their creative efforts for the stage and movie versions of this production, as well as the movie versions of Pocahontas and Enchanted.

Also, unique to this edition, the author delves into Schwartz’s fascinating work with translators on international productions of Wicked and his creative process for his new projects, like the stage adaptation of The Prince of Egypt movie. De Giere provides additional insights on Schwartz’s early work with Leonard Bernstein.

The most extensive behind-the-scenes coverage in DEFYING GRAVITY is for Wicked. The author was granted interviews with Schwartz and his collaborators during the musical’s development process, and DEFYING GRAVITY includes quotations from them that are not available in other sources. Overall, de Giere draws from over 100 hours of interviews with Schwartz and his colleagues, friends and family. The book also includes photographs and handwritten notes, many from Schwartz’s private archives.

If you’re a fan of Broadway, musical theater, or film, you won’t want to miss this landmark celebration of the phenomenal Stephen Schwartz!

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Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominated Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black,” Mary Page Marlowe) will join Tony, Olivier, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Bryan Cranston (All The Way, “Breaking Bad”) in Network, now set to open at the Belasco Theatre (111 W 44th Street). Network was previously scheduled to play the Cort Theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tatiana Maslany will make her Broadway debut in the role of “Diana Christensen.” Maslany recently made her New York stage debut in the Second Stage Theater production of Tracy Letts’s Mary Page Marlowe Off-Broadway. Her starring role in the hit BBC America series “Orphan Black” has earned her three Emmy Nominations and her first Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award nomination and a Critic’s Choice Award. She can be seen in the upcoming film Destroyer opposite Nicole Kidman, currently premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, with a theatrical release date set for December 25, 2018.

Network is directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove (The Damned), adapted by Tony and Olivier Award winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and based on the Academy Award-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky.

NETWORK will begin performances on Saturday, November 10, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 14 at 10AM (EST).

For more information visit www.NetworkBroadway.com.

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: suzanna@t2conline.com

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Hell’s Kitchen And New York Liberty Host Block Party At Block Party

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The new musical Hell’s Kitchen will be the presenting sponsor of the New York Liberty’s game today July 16th. As a celebration of New York culture, Hell’s Kitchen and the New York Liberty will host a free open-to-the-public Block Party for fans on Tuesday, July 16 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on the Ticketmaster Plaza at Barclays Center. The New York Liberty continue to underscore their intentional focus to bring together its passionate community and fanbase.

To emphasize the unique intersection of sport and theater, the Block Party will include a meet and greet with select cast members of Hell’s Kitchen, special performances from the New York Liberty Entertainment team and the Brooklyn Elite Jumpers Double Dutch, exclusive giveaways from Keys Soulcare and American Express, food vendors and more!

The festivities will continue during the New York Liberty’s game against the Connecticut Sun, where the Liberty aim to build upon the historic momentum experienced throughout the 2024 WNBA season. During the game, there will be a special halftime performance choreographed by Hell’s Kitchen’s choreographer Camille A. Brown and associate chorographer Rickey Tripp featuring the New York Liberty mascot, Ellie the Elephant, and dance team, as well as an on-court giveaway where two fans will have the chance to win tickets to an upcoming Hell’s Kitchen performance.

Ali is a 17-year-old girl full of fire – searching for freedom, passion and her place in the world. How she finds them is a New York City coming-of-age story you’ve never felt before – Hell’s Kitchen, a new musical from 16-time Grammy® Award winner Alicia Keys, whose songs and experiences growing up in NY inspire a story made for Broadway.

Rebellious and stifled by an overprotective single mother, Ali is lost until she meets her mentor: a neighbor who opens her heart and mind to the power of the piano. Set to the rhythm of the 90s, Hell’s Kitchen is a love story between a mother and daughter.  It’s about finding yourself, your purpose, and the community that lifts you. Come remember where dreams begin.

The “powerhouse cast” is led by Tony Award® winner Maleah Joi Moon, Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tony Award® winner Kecia Lewis and Chris Lee. Hell’s Kitchen is directed by four-time Tony Award® nominee Michael Greif, with choreography by four-time Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown, a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Kristoffer Diaz – and the music of Keys, featuring new songs and her greatest hits.

The Hell’s Kitchen Original Broadway Cast Recording is available now via Alicia Keys Records/Interscope Records on streaming and digital platforms worldwide with a physical release to follow.

Hell’s Kitchen lottery tickets are available through a digital lottery the day before the performance at rush.telecharge.com. The digital lottery opens at rush.telecharge.com at 12AM (ET) one day before the performance with winners announced that same morning at 10AM (ET), with a second announcement of additional winners that afternoon at 3PM (ET). Winners may purchase up to two tickets at $39 each (inclusive of $5 service fee), subject to availability. Seats may be partial view.

A limited number of in-person Hell’s Kitchen rush tickets will be available on the day of each performance for $39 per ticket when the Shubert Theatre box office opens. Maximum of two tickets per person, subject to availability. Seats may be partial view. The box office opens Monday through Saturday at 10AM (ET) and Sunday at 12PM (ET).

Tickets for Hell’s Kitchen are available at HellsKitchen.com and Telecharge.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Shubert Theatre box office. Ticket prices range from $59-199.

Season ticket memberships and single game tickets for New York Liberty home games at Barclays Center are on sale now via Ticketmaster. To learn more and view additional ticketing options such as group tickets and ticket plans, visit liberty.wnba.com/tickets.

The performance schedule for Hell’s Kitchen is Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7PM, Wednesday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 8PM, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM, and Sunday at 3PM.

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Broadway in Bryant Park And You Are There With Hell’s Kitchen, Water For Elephants, The Wiz and More

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July 11, 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park kicked off its 2024 program, bringing the best of Broadway back together for free performances, every Thursday in July.

From AMDA College of the Performing Arts-Kyle Taylor Parker

From AMDA College of the Performing Arts-Kyle Taylor Parker, Charity Arianna , Destiny David, Ailadis Hernandez De Leon, Nyjair Wilkerson and Jackson Bateman

This week’s performances included: a preshow featuring students from AMDA

Ali Louis Bourzgui

Bobby Conte and Ali Louis Bourzgui

Bobby Conte, Ali Louis Bourzgui and Adam Jacobs

Ali Louis Bourzgui, Bobby Conte,

Lily Kren, Alexandra Matteo, Daniel Quadrino, Jenna Nicole Schoen, Nathan Lucrezio, Reagan Pender, Bobby Conte, Tyler James Eisenreich, Mark Mitrano, Haley Gustafson, Afra Hines, Dee Tomasetta, Adam Jacobs, Ali Louis Bourzgui, David Paul Kidder, Jeremiah Alsop, Andrew Tufano and Ronnie Bowman, Jr.

The Who’s Tommy (Ali Louis Bourzgui, Adam Jacobs, Bobby Conte, Haley Gustafson and more)

Isabelle McCalla and Ken Wulf Clark

Ken Wulf Clark

Joe De Paul and Asa Somers

Isabelle McCalla and Ken Wulf Clark

Isabelle McCalla and Ken Wulf Clark

Isabelle McCalla and Ken Wulf Clark

Joe De Paul, Asa Somers and Sara Gettelfinger

Joe De Paul, Asa Somers and Sara Gettelfinger

Joe De Paul, Asa Somers and Sara Gettelfinger

Joe De Paul, Asa Somers and Sara Gettelfinger

Ken Wulf Clark, Sara Gettelfinger, Joe De Paul and Asa Somers

Ken Wulf Clark, Sara Gettelfinger, Joe De Paul and Asa Somers

Ken Wulf Clark, Joe De Paul, Asa Somers and Isabella McCalla

Water for Elephants (Isabelle McCalla, Ken Wulf Clark, Asa Somers, Sara Gettelfinger, Joe De Paul)

Avery Wilson

Kyle Ramar Freeman and Nichelle Lewis

Kyle Ramar Freeman

Kyle Ramar Freeman

Melody A. Betts

Kyle Ramar Freeman

Nichelle Lewis

Nichelle Lewis, Kyle Ramar Freeman, Avery Wilson and Polanco Jones Jr.

Kyle Ramar Freeman, Avery Wilson and Polanco Jones Jr.

Kyle Ramar Freeman, Polanco Jones Jr., Nichelle Lewis, Melody A. Betts and Avery Wilson

The Wiz (Avery Wilson, Kyle Ramar Freeman, Melody A. Betts, Nichelle Lewis, Polanco Jones Jr.)

Jelani Remy

JJ Niemann

Evan Alexander Smith and JJ Niemann

Evan Alexander Smith and JJ Niemann

Evan Alexander Smith and JJ Niemann

Evan Alexander Smith and JJ Niemann

Jelani Remy and JJ Niemann

Jelani Remy and JJ Niemann

Jelani Remy and JJ Niemann

Evan Alexander Smith, Katie Laduca, JJ Niemann and Aaron Alcaraz

Hannah Kevitt and JJ Niemann

Evan Alexander Smith, JJ Niemann, Jelani Remy and The Cast of Back To The Future that includes Hannah Kevitt, Cixtoria Byrd, Kimberly Immanuel, Jessie Peltier, Gregory Carl Banks Jr., Katie Laduca, Joshua Kenneth Allen Johnson and Aaron Alcaraz

Evan Alexander Smith, JJ Niemann, Jelani Remy, Hannah Kevitt, Cixtoria Byrd, Kimberly Immanuel, Jessie Peltier, Gregory Carl Banks Jr., Katie Laduca, Joshua Kenneth Allen Johnson and Aaron Alcaraz

Back to the Future (Jelani Remy, JJ Niemann, Evan Alexander Smith)

Gianna Harris and Lamont Walker II

Lamont Walker II

Jade Milan, Jackie Leon and Gianna Harris

Jade Milan, Jackie Leon and Gianna Harris

Donna Vivino

Donna Vivino

Donna Vivino, Gianna Harris, Lamont Walker II, Jade Milan and Jackie Leon and Jackie Leon

and Hell’s Kitchen (Gianna Harris, Vanessa Ferguson, Jackie Leon, Donna Vivino, Lamont Walker II)

106.7 Lite FM’s Helen Little

106.7 Lite FM’s Helen Little is joined by Co Host Kyle Ramar Freeman

with host Helen Little and co-host Kyle Ramar Freeman.

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Get Ready For Broadway in Bryant Park

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The most popular shows on and off Broadway will perform their biggest hits in the park starting this Thursday the 11th! Head to the the lawn at Bryant Park and enjoy Broadway for lunch. The performances will happen on four summer Thursdays, hosted and presented by LiteFM.

This week from 12:30pm-1:30pm 106.7 LITE FM Host: Helen Little will host. For the pre-show: A special performance by the students of AMDA College of the Performing Arts. Then get ready for performances by Back to the Future, Hell’s Kitchen, The Who’s TOMMY, The Wiz and
Water For Elephants.

In coming weeks look from The Outsiders, SIX: The Musical, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Wicked, Chicago and & Juliet.

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Ken Fallin’s Broadway:​ Happy Birthday Audra McDonald

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On July 3rd, Audra McDonald celebrated her 54th birthday. The 1970 American Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning theatrical and operatic singer, and stage and screen actress (Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grill; Sweeney Todd; Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; TV Private Practice, The Good Wife), was born in West Berlin, West Germany (now Berlin, Germany)

As been announced six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this fall, as Mama Rose in Gypsy.

Performances begin Thursday, November 21st, at Broadway’s newly renovated Majestic Theatre. Happy Thanksgiving! The show will open on Thursday, December 19th. Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah.

The last show to play the Majestic Theatre was The Phantom of the Opera, which concluded its 35 year-run on April 16, 2023.

This upcoming revival will be directed by the legendary five-time Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe. The choreography will be by four-time Tony Award nominated Camille A. Brown.  Additional casting and creative team members will be announced at a later date.

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Coming In August Broadway Barks Returns to Shubert Alley

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The 26th anniversary of the star-studded dog and cat adoption event, Broadway Barks returns to Shubert Alley on Saturday, August 3, 2024 to benefit New York City animal rescue groups. The event, co-founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, features Broadway celebrities who use their star power to help find loving homes for animals in need from 24 NYC area adoption and rescue groups.

Bernadette Peters and Sutton Foster. Photo courtesy of Broadway Barks.

Bernadette Peters and Sutton Foster will co-host this year’s festivities! Other celebrity participants to be announced soon.

Photo by Daniel Roberts, © Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Barks begins at 3pm with a ‘meet and greet’ of all the adoptable pets; from 5–6:30pm, adoptees make their Broadway debut on stage alongside some of Broadway’s favorite stars for the celebrity presentations.Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the adoption event takes place in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenues).

Photo by Daniel Roberts, © Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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