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Broadway News: The Actors Fund Falsetto’s, Bianca Marroquin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kathleen Chalfant and Almost Famous

Broadway News: The Actors Fund Falsetto’s, Bianca Marroquin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kathleen Chalfant and Almost Famous

The Actors Fund announces today that in partnership with The Jacob Burns Film Center’s series Life on Stage, tickets are now on sale for a special screening of the five-time Tony Award® nominated musical Falsettos, captured Live From Lincoln Center during its 2016 revival. Directed by James Lapine, who co-wrote the book with William Finn, the show’s composer and lyricist, and starring two-time Tony Award winner, Christan Borle; two-time Tony Award nominee, Andrew Rannells; two-time Tony Award nominee, Stephanie J. Block; and two time-Tony Award nominee, Brandon Uranowtiz; Anthony Rosenthal; Tracie Thoms and Betsy Wolfe, the musical tells the story of a gay man, his wife, lover, about-to-be bar mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbian couple next door in a profoundly funny and poignant look at what makes a modern family.The post-film Q &A will be moderated by four-time Tony Award-winning producer and Jacob Burns Film Center board member Dori Berinstein.

Live From Lincoln Center presents Falsettos. Produced for the stage by Lincoln Center Theater in association with Jujamcyn Theaters. For more information on Live From Lincoln Center visit: http://www.livefromlincolncenter.org/. Falsettos is available for streaming exclusively on BroadwayHD.com.

The screening begins at 6:00 PM at the Jacob Burns Film Center (364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY). Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers and can be purchased by visiting burnsfilmcenter.org.

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Bianca Marroquin

Bianca Marroquin

The Green Room 42 – Broadway’s newest intimate concert venue – will present Bianca Marroquin in her new concert “Solo Pido (All I Ask)” on Wednesday, October 10 at 8:00 PM. Marroquin returns to star as Roxie Hart in Broadway’s Chicago opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr. on October 6. Her show follows her journey as innocent little girl from Mexico to the world of show business. Through many obstacles, challenges and lessons, Bianca discovers that the only constant thing in life is change and we have to constantly evolve in order to survive. The evening features music from Chicago, West Side Story, and A Chorus Line, to Alicia Keys, Alice Smith and The Police. Joining her on stage are dancers from Chicago and A Chorus Line, as well as seven musicians led by Musical Director Thomas Gallaher. 

 Bianca Marroquin, currently a judge for the current season on Univision TV’s reality competition “Bailando por un Sueño,” also originated the role of “Carmen” in the Broadway revival of The Pajama Game with Harry Connick, Jr. and also portrayed “Anita” in Carnegie Hall’s 125th Anniversary celebration production of West Side Story. She received the Helen Hayes Award as “Outstanding Lead Actress” in 2004.  She performed lead roles in the Broadway tours in Mexico City of Mary PoppinsThe Sound of MusicRentThe Phantom of the Opera, and Beauty & The Beast. Her debut solo album, El Mundo Era Mío (The World Was Mine) was released in 2014. Featuring five original songs, the recording is a mix of contemporary pop and Latin influences.

 Bianca Marroquin will perform “Solo Pido (All I Ask)” at The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel) on Wednesday, October 10 at 8:00 PM. The cover charge is $25-$50. There is no food and drink minimum. For tickets, please visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com


The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) announced that its annual Gala, which honored newly minted EGOT recipient Andrew Lloyd Webber last night at Cipriani 42nd Street, raised a record breaking total of $1,652,502 in support of the Wing’s programs and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Legacy Fund, breaking all previous records.

The sold-out, black-tie event was held at Cipriani 42nd Street and celebrated the Wing’s 101 years of supporting strong and fearless voices in the American Theatre, as well as a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s unrivaled body of work amassed over five decades. The evening’s program began with a salute to the Wing’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, which has provided more than $1.5 million in grants and scholarships for schools and students, and included scholarship recipients Nena Daniels, Daelin Elzie, Marcus Gladney, Amara McNeil, and Jaqueline Cabrero. The evening’s performances included Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess performing the title song from The Phantom of the Opera; Sierra Boggess performing “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from The Phantom of the Opera in English and French, showcasing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s global influence; Katrina Lenk performing “Song and Dance: Tell Me on a Sunday” from Tell Me on Sunday; Brandon Victor Dixon performing “Heaven on Their Minds” from Jesus Christ Superstar; Alex Newell performing “As If We’ve Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard; Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative scholar Sydney Lopes performing the title song from Whistle Down the Wind; with a mega-band that included School of Rockalumni Evie Dolan, Ethan Khusidman, Raghav Mehrotra, and Brandon Niederauer.

Among the glittering attendees were Al Roker, Michael Urie, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Pauletta Washington, Harold Prince, Robert Lopez & Kristin Anderson-Lopez, Christine Ebersole, Rachel Bay Jones & Benim Foster, Ashley Park, Laura Osnes & Nathan Johnson, Pia Lindström, Rachel York, George C. Wolfe, Walter Bobbie, David Rockwell, Jeanine Tesori, Lia Vollack & Derek McLane, Jordan Roth & Richie Jackson, Cameron Mackintosh, Randi Zuckerberg, David Leveaux, Neil Meron, Laurence Connor, Sara Chase, Patrick Pacheco, Jim Dale, Jeanna De Waal, Michael Hsu Rosen, Jack DiFalco, Ward & Alexa Horton, Ken Davenport & Tracy Weiler, Roxanna Hope Radja, Charlie Semine, Corice Arman, Joe Benincasa, and Charles Blow. Pamela Barbey, CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, Evan Shapiro, Marva A. Smalls, and Nadine Wong serve as Gala Chairs.

Additional revenue for the American Theatre Wing is being generated by a group of online auctions, hosted by Charitybuzz.com, including two VIP tickets to the 2019 Olivier Awards in London (including round-trip airfare and other accommodations), two VIP tickets and pre-show meet-and-greet at a John Legend concert, a meet-and-greet with Christian Siriano including tickets to his New York Fashion Week show, four VIP tickets to a taping of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” four VIP tickets to a taping of “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” two VIP tickets to Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway including a backstage tour, dinner for two with food critic Adam Platt and actor Oliver Platt, and more. Bidding on these items is open until Thursday, September 27th at 3:00pm ET. For the complete details on these auction items and to place a bid, please visit https://www.charitybuzz.com/thewing


Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director), a Times Square based non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, is proud to announce Women on Fire: Scorching the Dividing Lines. After a successful workshop in spring, Royal Family is pumped to bring back the second installment of the Women on Fire series for 2 NIGHTS ONLY.

Women on Fire: Scorching the Dividing Lines written by Royal Family’s Artistic Director, Chris Henry as Told by a Group of Anonymous Women and will take place on Saturday, October 20th at 6:30 pm and Sunday, October 21st at 6:30 pm. Runtime is 70 minutes. Tickets are $50; $100; $250 and can be purchased by clicking www.royalfamilyproductions.org

Royal Family is turning up the heat with Women on Fire: Scorching the Dividing Lines – the second installment in the Women on Fire series. This show will dig even deeper into questions on the current “State of Our Union” as America heads into midterm elections. All proceeds will benefit Royal Family’s Emerging Artist Program.

The all-female, star-studded cast will feature Tony nominee Kathleen Chalfant (Broadway: Angels in America, M. Butterfly), Maddie Corman (Broadway: Picnic. TV: “When We Rise,” “Younger”), Constance Shulman (TV: “Orange is the New Black,” “Broad City”), Cynthia Mace (RFP: Safe Home, Angels in America at Mark Taper Forum), and Laila Robbins (Broadway: Heartbreak House, The Real Thing. TV: “Homeland,” “Deception”). Further casting will be announced at a later date. The creative team includes Chris Henry (Writer/ Director), Cheyenne Sykes (Lighting, Scenic, and Costume Design), and Lorna Ventura (Choreographer).

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Producers Lia Vollack on behalf of Columbia Live Stage, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner and John Johnson confirmed that Almost Famous, a new musical adapted from the seminal Cameron Crowe motion picture, is in the works. The musical will feature a book by Crowe based on his Academy Award®- winning screenplay, music by Pulitzer Prize® and Tony Award® winner Tom Kitt, lyrics by Tom Kitt and Cameron Crowe, and directed by Jeremy Herrin.

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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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