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Theatre News: West Side Story, Company, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephanie J. Block and Jagged Little Pill

Theatre News: West Side Story, Company, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephanie J. Block and Jagged Little Pill

Ivo van Hove’s reimagined West Side Story has revealed changes and cuts from the original production. The “Somewhere” ballet and the iconic “I Feel Pretty” are gone. The show now runs one act, with no intermission. Also the film version of “America” rather than the original is being inserted. Expect video to complete the changes.

Greg Hildreth, Nikki Renée Daniels, Christopher Fitzgerald Photo by Jenny Anderson

Greg Hildreth (Peter), Nikki Renée Daniels (Jenny), and Christopher Fitzgerald (David) enjoying brunch at New York’s Redeye Grill on Seventh Avenue. Here’s to the Company Who Brunch! Nikki and Chris play husband and wife in the show.

Greg Hildreth, Nikki Renée Daniels, Christopher Fitzgerald Photo by Jenny Anderson

Kristin Chenoweth has return to the Broadway stage in a live concert celebrating the release of her new album For The Girls (Concord Records, produced by Steve Tyrell). The show runs through November 17, 2019 (8 performances only). The producers have announce that for each concert there will be a digital lottery, making a limited number of $45 tickets available at https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/kristin/.

The digital lottery will open at 9:00am the day of the performance, for evening performances, and 8:00pm the day prior to the performance for matinee performances. Matinee lotteries will close at 9:00am the day of the performance, and evening lotteries will close at 1:00pm the day of the performance. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have 60 minutes to claim and pay for tickets online. Tickets can be picked up 30 minutes prior to show time at the Nederlander Theatre. Photo ID is required for pickup, seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Maximum two tickets per entry. Please note, lottery seats may be partial view.

Tony Award-winner Stephanie J. Block makes her Café Carlyle debut, February 11 – 15. She has established herself as one of Broadway’s most versatile leading ladies. Stephanie J. Block most recently starred in The Cher Show for which she won the 2019 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and received a Drama League Award nomination. Previously, Ms. Block starred in the Broadway revival of Falsettos (Tony Award nomination), Little Miss Sunshine (Drama Desk nomination), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony Award nomination), Anything GoesBy the WayMeet Vera Stark9 to 5: The Musical (Drama Desk nomination), WickedThe Pirate Queen, and The Boy from Oz. She also starred in the first national touring company of Wicked as Elphaba (Helen Hayes Award; Carbonell Award). Performances take place Tuesday – Saturday at 8:45pm.

Jagged Little Pill has announced the details for the show’s digital lottery and general rush policies.

The Jagged Little Pill Digital Lottery will be available on each performance day, the lottery will open at 12:00 AM at JaggedLottery.com; matinee drawings will take place at 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM, and evening performance drawings will be at 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Tickets are $40, and upon notification, winners will have one hour to complete their purchase via credit card online. General Rush tickets are subject to availability and can be purchased at the Broadhurst Box Office (235 W 44th St, NYC) for same-day performances on a first-come, first-served basis. Rush tickets are $40, with a limit of two tickets per purchase. The box office opens at 10:00 AM on Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 PM on Sunday, and is closed on Mondays.

Featuring lyrics by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette and music by Morissette and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard, Jagged Little Pillfeatures an original story by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully), directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin). Movement Direction & Choreography is by Olivier Award winner and frequent Beyoncé collaborator Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements are by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, American Idiot). The musical will celebrate its official opening night on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

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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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