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Theatre News: Red Bull Theater, KPOP, Everything’s Fine and Antonyo Awards

Theatre News: Red Bull Theater, KPOP, Everything’s Fine and Antonyo Awards

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Founder and Artistic Director) today announced details of its 20th season, including two Off-Broadway productions; a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings (offered both in-person and online); the third installment of Red Bull’s acclaimed Hispanic Golden Age Classics, this year examining the work of Lope de Vega; an all-star benefit performance of the hit Off-Broadway Musical Your Own Thing; and an all-new season of its popular RemarkaBULL Podversations, intimate conversations with great artists. And as it has for the past twelve years, summer will feature the Short New Play Festival, Red Bull’s renowned annual festival of classically inspired ten-minute plays, featuring world premieres by some of the most exciting established and emerging writers from across the country. *Looking forward to Phèdre and Titus Andronicus, featuring Jennifer Ehle, Ismenia Mendes, Jacob Ming-Trent, Patrick Page, Matthew Rauch, Cara Ricketts, Reg Rogers, John Douglas Thompson, and many of the finest theater artists working today. Also Lope de Vega’s The Capulets and The Montagues (Translation by Dakin Matthews) with Grantham Coleman, as well as John Vanbrugh’s The Relapse with Michael Urie. Shylock with F. Murray Abraham.

Producers Tim Forbes and Joey Parnes announced the complete cast for Broadway’s KPOP, a new musical inspired by the global K-pop phenomenon, which will perform at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street) with previews starting on Thursday, October 13, 2022, and an opening night on Sunday, November 20, 2022.

Joining the previously announced Luna, in the starring role of MwE, the cast will feature: Julia Abueva, BoHyung, Major Curda, Jinwoo Jung, Jiho Kang, Amy Keum, James Kho, Marina Kondo, Eddy Lee, Joshua Lee, Jully Lee, Lina Rose Lee, Timothy H. Lee, Abraham Lim, Min, Kate Mina Lin, Aubie Merrylees, Patrick Park, Zachary Noah Piser, Kevin Woo, and John Yi.

In addition to Luna, a K-pop idol, other cast members from the K-pop world include BoHyung (formerly of SPICA and half of the duo KEEMBO), Min (formerly of Miss A), and Kevin Woo (formerly of U-KISS). Apart from their group activities they have each launched successful solo careers and are actively releasing new music.

KPOP has the distinction of being the first musical on Broadway celebrating Korean culture, in addition to 19 members of the company making their Broadway debuts.

Tickets are now available on Telecharge and will be available at the Box Office at Circle in the Square Theatre starting August 25. Tickets start at $89.50 and are currently on sale through April 16, 2023.

Everything’s Fine, a world premiere play written and performed by Douglas McGrath, directed by John Lithgow, to open Off-Broadway at the DR2 Theatre (101 West 15th Street) Thursday, October 13, 2022 for a limited engagement, with previews beginning Wednesday, September 28. Everything’s Fine, an alternately funny, touching, and shocking memoir for the stage, is produced by 13-time Tony Award winner Daryl Roth and Emmy Award winner Tom Werner. Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com.. Mr. McGrath’s varied career includes co-writing the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for Bullets Over Broadway, writing and directing Emma starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, and Toni Colette, and writing the book for the long-running and Tony Award-winning Broadway show, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. He began his career as a writer for “Saturday Night Live,” and has been a contributor to The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and The New Republic, among other publications.  Though he has appeared as an actor in numerous films and television shows, including Quiz ShowThe Insider, “Godless” and “Girls,” Everything’s Fine marks McGrath’s first New York stage performance in over 25 years.  Prior to his storied acting career, Mr. Lithgow directed shows at several major US regional theatres, including McCarter Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre. Everything’s Fine is his return to directing after a forty-five-year hiatus.  Everything’s Fine recounts McGrath’s life as a 14-year-old in Midland, Texas – the town most famous for the disappearance below ground, and the recovery above ground, of “Baby Jessica.” McGrath shares remembrances of the courtship of his one-eyed father and his mother, who worked at Harper’s Bazaar for Diana Vreeland and became pals with Andy Warhol, and most intriguingly, an eighth-grade teacher who would change his life in the most unexpected way.  “This is a high wire act of a play that alternately delights and blindsides you with emotion,” commented John Lithgow. “Doug is a very funny man, sharing a deeply personal story that leaves listeners slack jawed. The intimate DR2 Theatre is the perfect home for it, and we cannot wait for New York audiences to discover the secrets of Everything’s Fine.”

Broadway Black presents The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards, which honors Black theatre artists during the 2021-2022 season. The live, in-person ceremony will be held on Monday, October 10 at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem (253 West 125th Street). Awards in 29 competitive categories and five honorary categories will be presented along with performances and guest appearances. The event will be produced by Broadway Black’s Drew Shade, Eric Emauni, Jennifer Friedland, LaChanze, Tituss Burgess, Shoshana Bean, Tina Johnson-Marcel, Rashad T. Bailey, National Black Theatre and Level Forward.  Co-Producers include DeRay Mckesson, Ezra Ezzard, Alexander Robertson, Crissle West and Ashley C. Ford.

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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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