Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, directed by Moisés Kaufman.
Joining the previously announced Michael Urie as Arnold Beckoff and Mercedes Ruehl as Ma. Torch Song will feature Jack DiFalco(Marvin’s Room) as David, Ward Horton (“Pure Genius”) as Ed, Roxanna Hope Radja (Frost/Nixon) as Laurel, and Michael Rosen (On the Town) as Alan.
Torch Song begins previews September 26, 2017 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd street) and will officially open on October 19, 2017.
Producers announced today final casting for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical The Band’s Visit, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Joining the previously announced Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Ari’el Stachel, George Abud, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh and Alok Tewari are Etai Benson (An American in Paris) as “Papi” and Adam Kantor (Fiddler on the Roof) as “Telephone Guy.”
Musicians will include Andrea Grody (Music Director/Piano), George Abud (Violin, Oud, Darbuka), Alexandra Eckhardt (Bass), Philip Mayer (Drums, Arabic Percussion), Sam Sadigursky (Clarinet, Saxophones, Flute), Jeff Theiss (Associate Conductor/Keyboard), Harvey Valdes (Guitar) and David Garo Yellin (Cello).
The box office at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) will open Monday, September 4, 2017, at 10am (EST). Tony Shalhoub begins performances on Saturday, October 7, 2017, and officially open on Thursday, November 9, 2017.
Oscar-nominated British actor Clive Owen, most recently seen on Broadway in the Harold Pinter drama Old Times, has been chosen to play the central character of Rene Gallimard in the upcoming Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-winning drama, M. Butterfly, to be directed by Julie Taymor. Slated to open on Broadway at the Shubert Organization’s Cort Theatre on October 26, after previews beginning October 7.
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.
Young Girl in Green painted by Tamara de Lempicka (1927). Oil on plywood.