NYMF: Buried A Killer Good Time
Lindsay Manion, Sebastian Belli Photo by William Dey
With a score that is infectious, a terrific cast and a story that will remind you of The Last Five Years, Bonnie and Clyde, and Sweeney Todd, combined Buried hits NYMF straight from the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.
Buried follows Rose (Lindsay Manion) and Harry (Sebastian Belli), two psychopathic serial killers, who meet and fall in love, after they try and kill each other, Rose by poison and Harry with a knife. Murder and their dark desires bind the couple, as we hear of their pasts, that lead them to this place. As they go on a killing spree, the two fall in love. Afraid to commit they break up but getting caught eventually brings them ultimately together.
In the meantime there is a running commentary by two TV personalities on serial killers and our obsession with them played by Wilf Walsworth and Laurence Hunt. Hunt almost walks away with the show, for his 5 minute TV impressions. This is one fabulous comedic actor.
Manion and Belli have impressive vocals and a chemistry that makes us care for them. The four ensemble members Niamh Finan, Laurence Hunt, Wilf Walsworth, and Rebecca Yau each get their chance to stand out.
Tom Williams book, lyrics and direction and keep the show moving, humorous and well played. Cordelia O’Driscoll, music and lyrics are folksy, with hints of Jason Robert Brown thrown in. You will find yourself humming these tunes after the show is done. I look forward to what they do next. Their new show “You and I” opens in the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 in a few weeks.
Olivia Doust’s six-member band keeps the music flowing.
Buried will capture your interest, but you will find yourself wondering how you can care for these two very flawed individuals. The show has the same problem as Assassins, Murder Ballad, Silence: The Musical, Sweeney Todd and even Bonnie and Clyde, who is its audience? The answer is though I love dark shows, this audience is limited.
NYMF: Buried, plays Sunday at 1pm at the Signature Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street
Jason Robert Brown, Chuck Cooper, Janet Dacal, Sutton Foster, Lillias White and More To Perform at TheaterWorksUSA Spring Gala
TheaterWorksUSA, currently presenting the hit family show Dog Man The Musical at New World Stages, will host its annual Spring Gala on Monday, April 24 (cocktails begin at 6 PM) at The Current at Chelsea Piers.
100% of the net proceeds from the event will support our mission to create exceptional, transformative theatrical experiences that are accessible to young and family audiences in diverse communities across New York City and North America.
This year TWUSA will honor Lisa Chanel (TWUSA Board Chair 2019-2022), Andréa Burns (Award-winning Broadway actress & educator), Peter Flynn (TWUSA alumnus and award-winning director, writer, and educator), and Holly McGhee (Founder and Creator of Pippin Properties, New York Times best selling author). The event will feature appearances by some of Broadway’s biggest stars, including Jason Robert Brown, Chuck Cooper, Janet Dacal, Kevin Del Aguila, Sutton Foster, Lillias White and more.
On behalf of TheaterWorksUSA’s Board of Directors, we are thrilled to celebrate the people who have generously supported our mission, making it possible for us to bring high-quality theater to young audiences of all backgrounds throughout the country. We look forward to recognizing Lisa, Andréa, Peter, and Holly publicly at this very special event. – Tracy A. Stein, Board Chair
It’s a privilege to honor these individuals for playing such an important role in the work we do. Their vision, creativity, and ongoing commitment to our mission is truly something to celebrate. They are very much a part of our TheaterworksUSA family.- Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director
TheaterWorksUSA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Michael Harrington, Executive Director) has led the Theater for Young and Family Audiences movement in New York City and across North America for over half a century. At TWUSA, we believe that access to art—and theater, in particular—is vital for our youth. Since 1961, the 501(c)3 not-for-profit has captured the imaginations of 100 million new and veteran theatergoers with an award-winning repertoire of over 140 original plays and musicals. Acclaimed alumni include Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Disney’s Frozen), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent), Jerry Zaks (The Music Man), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen), Miguel Cervantes (Hamilton), Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America), and Chuck Cooper (Tony award-winning actor, The Life). WWW.TWUSA.ORG
Kids Night On Broadway Is Tonight
Kids’ Night on Broadway, is where young people age 18 and under can see a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult*. A Kids’ Night on Broadway ticket also includes restaurant discounts, parking discounts, and more. Select shows will offer in-theatre activities for kids including talkbacks and activity books.
Participating shows include:
A Beautiful Noise
Bob Fosse’s Dancin’
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Life of Pi
The Lion King
MJ The Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
SIX (NOTE: due to show schedules, the Kids’ Night promotion for SIX took place yesterday)
Some Like it Hot
If you haven’t gotten your ticket,,,,it is time to do so.
Asi Wind’s Inner Circle Where Cards Are Magical and Slight of Hand is Astounding
My guest absolutely loved Asi Wind’s Inner Circle, but if you have been to Speakeasy Magick at The McKittrick Hotel, much of what is here will seem repetitive, though still amazing.
Asi is good looking, charming, amusing and displays a wonderful sleight of hand. The Gym at the Judson has been designed and lit by Adam Blumenthal to make the space warm and inviting. The space only has 100 seats, so you are up-close and personal.
Before the show starts, audience members are asked to write their names and initials on a blank card with red or black sharpies. These are the cards he uses as his deck, so that each night the show is personalized.
Wind is a wonderful storyteller and loves his craft. He is infectious about his passion and so brings his audience in. Each trick is celebrated as he builds his momentum. You will have seen most of these tricks before if you have been to The McKittrick, but Asi makes it fun and exciting.
My guest could not wait to bring her grandson and thoroughly enjoyed the show. That alone made the performance special.
Asi Wind’s Inner Circle: Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street, until May 28th.
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