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The Devil Wears Prada, Hugh, Patti, Cast Members of The Minutes, Between The Lines, Conflict and Short New Play Festival 2022

The Devil Wears Prada, Hugh, Patti, Cast Members of The Minutes, Between The Lines, Conflict and Short New Play Festival 2022

The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical announced the full cast for their Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago. The production will run for a limited five-week engagement, July 19 – August 21, 2022, at Broadway In Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre.

It was previously announced that The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical will star Tony Award winner Beth Leavel as Miranda Priestly and Taylor Iman Jones as Andy Sachs. Joining them will be Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In The Heights) as Nigel Owens, Christiana Cole as Lauren, Megan Masako Haley (Wicked, Mean Girls) as Emily Charlton, Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill, Waitress) as Kayla, Michael Tacconi (The Cher Show) as Nate Angstrom, and Christian Thompson (Ain’t Too Proud) as Christian Thompson.

The ensemble will include Kyle Brown, JoJo Carmichael, Olivia Cipolla, Tyrone Davis, Jr., Audrey Douglass, Hannah Douglass, Madison Fendley, Cailen Fu, Michael Samarie George, Henry Gottfried, Marya Grandy, Jessie Hooker-Bailey, Liana Hunt, Amber Jackson, Chris Jarosz, Carlos A. Jimenez, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Anthony Murphy, Jim Ortlieb, Johnathan Rice, Sawyer Smith, Terrance Spencer, and CJ Tyson.

Photo Jenny Anderson

Photo Jenny Anderson

This new musical features an all-star creative team led by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winner Elton John, Tony Award winning director Anna D. Shapiro, (August: Osage County, Steppenwolf), with lyrics by singer-songwriter Shaina Taub (Suffs), and a book by Kate Wetherhead (Ever After, Submissions Only), music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo (Waitress), and choreography by James Alsop (Beyoncé’s “Run the World” and “Girls5Eva”).

Sutton Foster, Max Clayton photo by Avery Brunkus

Sutton Foster, Max Clayton photo by Avery Brunkus

Sutton Foster, Max Clayton photo by Avery Brunkus

Max Clayton is on for Hugh Jackman for 10 days and Julie Benko was in for Beanie Feldstein. Jennifer Simard was on for Patti LuPone, but was back the next night! Manu Narayan is out and Heath Saunders will be playing Theo. In major news Beanie and Jane Lynch are leaving. Maybe now they will cast Jessica Vosk who is taking over for in Cassie Levy in The Bedwetter or could Lea Michelle get her dream?

Lea Michelle

Lea Michelle

The new Off-Broadway musical Between The Lines began performances at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). Produced by Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, Indecent), Between The Lines stars Arielle Jacobs as Delilah, Jake David Smith as Prince Oliver, Vicki Lewis as Ms. Winx/Jessamyn Jacobs/Mrs. Brown/Kyrie, Hillary Fisher as Allie/Princess Seraphima, Will Burton as Frump/Ryan, Jerusha Cavazos as Janice/Marina, John Rapson as Dr. Ducharme/Rapskulio, Wren Rivera as Jules/Ondine, Sean Stack as Martin/Troll/Dad/Delivery Person, and Julia Murney as Grace/Queen Maureen. They are joined by understudies Heather Ayers, Dan Hoy, Martin Landry and Aubrey Matalon. Based on the novel by international bestselling author Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, Between The Lines officially opens Sunday, June 26, 2022 for a strictly limited engagement.

Directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and choreographed by Paul McGill (The Legend of Georgia McBride), features a book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas) and music & lyrics by Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson (Apple TV+’s “Central Park”), in their New York theatre debuts. The new musical features scenic design by Tony Award nominee Tobin Ost (Newsies), costume design by two-time Tony Award winner Gregg Barnes (Mean Girls), lighting design by Drama Desk Award nominee Jason Lyons (Rock of Ages), sound design by Ken Travis (Aladdin), projection design by Caite Hevner (In Transit), hair & makeup design by Drama Desk Award nominee J. Jared Janas (Jagged Little Pill), orchestrations, arrangements and music supervision by Tony Award nominee Gregory Rassen (Bandstand), music supervision and additional arrangements by Daniel Green (Almost Famous), music direction by Chris Gurr (The Prom) and casting by Tara Rubin Casting.

Between The Lines is an empowering and enchanting new musical for anyone who has ever sought to find their place in the world. An outsider in a new town and a new school, Delilah seeks comfort in the pages of her favorite book, where she feels heard and understood by the handsome Prince Oliver. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur in both extraordinary and astonishing ways, Delilah discovers how to find her place in the real world while keeping her dreams alive.

The Between The Lines Concept Album is now streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

Mint Theater to present FREE on-demand streaming of their acclaimed production of Conflict beginning Friday June 17th for three weeks only through July 10th only.  The price of admission is FREE. Available at Mint’s virtual theater, MintTheater.org.

Red Bull Theater has announced the eight world premieres in this year’s Short New Play Festival 2022. This in-person event is the latest installment of Red Bull’s renowned annual new play festival of classically inspired ten-minute plays. The 12th Annual Short New Play Festival will return to in person performance on Monday, July 11th at 7PM at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street).

The evening will present works by some of the most exciting writers from across the country, penning classically inspired ten-minute plays. This year’s festival will include newly commissioned plays by Larissa FastHorse (The Thanksgiving Play) and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy) alongside six plays from up-and-coming playwrights selected through an open submission process: Montana Cypress, Debra Fried, Kevin P.  Joyce, Nick Martorelli & Justin Muschong, Zoë Rhulen, and Elaine Romero. Vivienne Benesch and Nathan Winkelstein will direct. Casting will be announced shortly.

This year’s Short New Play Festival is made possible with the leadership support of The Noël Coward Foundation. 

The 2022 winning selections are:

And There Shall Be No More Tearsby Montana CypressAs the U.S. Calvary approaches, a Medicine Man rushes to concoct a remedy to save his people.

With Visible Breathby Larissa FastHorseInspired by one of the oldest stories of the L/D/Nakota people, Pté Sán Wínyan has been sent from the spiritual world to Earth on a quest to help the people who will be known as the Oceti Sakowin.

Another Part of the Green Roomby Debra FriedOrson Welles, in the figure of Mercury, finds a trio of Elizabethan actors who have magically transformed into the very roles they play (within the play) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and recruits them for his 1937 Mercury Theatre production of Faustus.

Cancel Meby Stephen Adly GuirgisAn ancient King summons a long ago banished Alchemist to transmutate his greatest and worst possession – his son.

Vulgar Goldby Kevin P. JoyceBitter Rosetta uses an alchemical elixir to seduce her sister’s husband with chaotic results.

Make Gold of Thatby Nick Martorelli & Justin MuschongA man arrives for his appointment with a modern Alchemist, where he meets other customers with items they want the Alchemist to transmute into the most valuable resource in the modern world: Time.

Medusa Praysby Zoë RhulenMedusa, having just turned her most recent lover to stone, begs Athena to reverse her curse.

Prosperitaby Elaine RomeroProsperita has the unique gift of folding and understanding both time and war. Her inner transformation calls her to action as she prepares herself to intervene in a most brutal war.

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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, 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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