Off-Broadway’s Nevermore to Receive Cast Album

first_img Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career. A literary rock star in his day, Poe struggled with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produced some of the world’s most original and enduring literature before dying in mysterious circumstances at the age of 40. Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 The show originally played at Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton in Canada in 2009 before touring extensively, including an acclaimed run at London’s Barbican Centre. Nevermore was previously seen in New York at the Victory Theatre in 2010. The production has been expanded since then, with several new songs added and structural revisions made to the original script.center_img Nevermore—The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe will release a cast album on June 16 on Broadway Records. Written, composed and directed by Jonathan Christenson, the musical play will close on March 29 at off-Broadway’s New World Stages. Related Shows The cast includes Scott Shpeley, Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchett, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker and Garett Ross.last_img read more

Gleek Party with Darren Criss & Matthew Morrison at Hedwig

first_img View Comments Star Files Calling all Glee fans: Mr. Schue and Blaine are hanging out in NYC! Matthew Morrison and Darren Criss are both currently on Broadway in Finding Neverland and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, respectively, and on June 28, Morrison stopped by to see Criss all glammed up as the transgender East German rock goddess. Once Upon a Time star and Glee associate producer Jennifer Morrison (no relation to Matthew!) was also on hand to hang out backstage with the Glee guys. Check out these Hot Shots of the stars in Criss’ pink dressing room at the Belasco Theatre, then catch Criss in Hedwig and Morrison in Finding Neverland on Broadway! Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Darren Criss Hedwig and the Angry Inch Related Showslast_img read more

Andrew Rannells & Patina Miller to Announce 2016 Tony Noms

first_imgAndrew Rannells & Patina Miller(Photo by Bruce Glikas) Recent Hamilton king Andrew Rannells and Tony winner Patina Miller have been enlisted to announce this year’s Tony nominations! The event will take place on May 3 at 8.30 AM live from the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. Broadway’s biggest night is scheduled for June 12, hosted by James Corden.In addition to Hamilton, Rannells has appeared on Broadway in The Book of Mormon (for which he received a Tony nomination), Jersey Boys and Hairspray. On TV, he headlined the sitcom The New Normal and is a regular on HBO’s Girls. Films include Bachelorette and The Intern.Miller won the Tony for Pippin and also starred in the musical comedy Sister Act on Broadway. On screen she can currently be seen on CBS’ Madam Secretary; other credits include Commander Paylor in the final two The Hunger Games movies.Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker announced last year’s nominations. View Commentslast_img read more

Wishing the Cast of American Psycho a Killer Opening Night!

first_img American Psycho The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is currently “Selling Out” with new tuner American Psycho, headlined by the bloody brilliant Benjamin Walker. Directed by Rupert Goold, with a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and a score by Duncan Sheik, the production officially opens on Broadway on April 21.To celebrate the stage adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ classic novel, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait. There’s Walker as Patrick Bateman, with Heléne Yorke as Evelyn Williams, Jennifer Damiano as Jean, Alice Ripley as Mrs. Bateman and more.Broadway.com wishes the American Psycho team a happy opening…we expect you to don Chanel, Gaultier, or Giorgio Armani at the after party! Benjamin Walker © Justin “Squigs” Robertson Related Shows View Comments About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Schuyler Sisters Talk Empowerment & More

first_imgRenée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo & Jasmine Cephas Jones Star Files Jasmine Cephas Jones Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Schuyler Sisters Talk Empowerment2016 Tony nominees Renée Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo, along with Jasmine Cephas Jones, are certainly not helpless! The trio, who as you all know by now play the Schuyler sisters in Hamilton, recently sat down with CBS This Morning to discuss how they’ve changed their views about their characters since working in the gargantuan hit. “I don’t know that we [initially] thought that these women that we’re portraying thought in a way as revolutionary as we think we are, and we know that they did now,” remarked Goldsberry. “And that’s empowering to all women of all time I think.” Check out the video below!center_img View Comments Tom Hardy Musical London Road Gets U.S. ReleaseWe can’t wait to see this in movie theaters come September! According to Variety, BBC Worldwide North America has picked up U.S. rights to London Road, featuring Tom Hardy (in one scene as a singing cabbie), Olivia Colman and Anita Dobson. The musical, helmed by Rufus Norris and penned by Adam Cork and Alecky Blythe, is based on the National Theatre tuner of the same name and is set in and around London Road in Ipswich, Suffolk, following serial killer Steve Wright’s murders and trial between 2006 and 2008.Cristin Milioti Lands FX PilotGood news for Tony nominee Cristin Milioti (Once) and Nina Pedrad! Deadline reports that FX has ordered a pilot penned by and starring the pair. The 30-minute show will follow a group of friends, one of whom is obsessed with…wait for it…Hamilton. Isn’t everyone?!#Ham4Ham Pays Tribute to Muhammad AliWhich leads us back to…the record-breaking tuner. It was a case of #Ham4Ali at the live #Ham4Ham show on June 8. Poet and Hamilton ensemble member Daniel Watts’ paid tribute to the Greatest Of All Time, Muhammad Ali; take a look at the knock-out performance!last_img read more

Bright Star Sets Broadway Closing Date

first_img Bluegrass is departing Broadway. Despite receiving a 2016 Best Musical Tony nod, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star has been struggling with low grosses for some time and is set to shutter on June 26. At time of closing, the Carmen Cusack-led new musical will have played 30 previews and 109 regular performances at the Cort Theatre. Directed by Walter Bobbie, the production officially opened on March 24.Bright Star, which features music by Martin and Brickell, lyrics by Brickell and a book by Martin, is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and travels between 1945 and 1923. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives.The cast also includes A.J. Shively, Michael Mulheren, Stephen Bogardus, Dee Hoty, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Paul Alexander Nolan, Hannah Elless, Stephen Lee Anderson and Emily Padgett.The tuner previously played a limited engagement at San Diego’s Old Globe in 2014 and also ran at D.C.’s Kennedy Center late last year.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. Carmen Cusack & Paul Alexander Nolan in ‘Bright Star'(Photo: Nick Stokes) Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 Related Showscenter_img Bright Star View Commentslast_img read more

Stephen Schwartz Reveals Wicked Movie Details

first_img Related Shows Rejoicify! After years of speculation, we finally have some more official details about the Wicked movie. Stephen Schwartz revealed at San Diego Comic-Con that the Universal Pictures project, which is a few years away, will contain at least three new numbers. The composer also plans to incorporate at least one song cut from the Broadway show in the film adaptation.Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows the tale of green-skinned Elphaba through the life-changing events that eventually label her “wicked.” Fun for the whole family, Wicked is a tale about love, friendship and trust that reveals that there are two sides to every story. The Grammy-winning score by Schwartz features the songs “The Wizard and I,” “Popular” and “Defying Gravity.”Book writer Winnie Holzman will return to adapt her script for the screen, and Stephen Daldry is set to helm the film. No word yet on casting. The original Broadway production was led by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth; the musical, still playing at the Gerswhin Theatre, is currently led by Rachel Tucker and Carrie St. Louis. from $95.00 Wickedcenter_img Rachel Tucker in Broadway’s ‘Wicked’ (Photo: Joan Marcus) View Commentslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Cynthia Erivo Will Sing at the Grammys & Moe

first_imgCynthia Erivo(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Cynthia Erivo Joins John Legend for Grammys PerformanceAfter delivering an earth-shattering performance that led to this stoic standing ovation from Aaron Tveit at the Tony Awards, Cynthia Erivo is taking on the Grammys. The Tony-winning star, who wrapped up her Broadway debut in The Color Purple earlier this year, will team up with John Legend to sing during the In Memoriam segment at this year’s ceremony. The two are set to sing an arrangement of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows,” according to the Associated Press. You can catch the two pay tribute to those we’ve lost during the February 12 ceremony, hosted by James Corden. The cast recording for the Erivo-led The Color Purple is also up for this year’s award for Best Musical Theater Album.Sing on the Great Comet Cast RecordingIf it’s your dream to play an egg shaker on an original Broadway cast recording, here’s your chance. Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is heading to the studio for their forthcoming cast album on February 13, and they’re looking for fans to provide percussion on “Balaga” and be a part of the chorus on “Goodbye My Gypsy Lovers” and parts of “The Duel.” No formal training required. To sign up for a chance to be a part of the festivities, fill out the form here.Rajiv Joseph Wins Horton Foote AwardPulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph will receive this year’s Horton Foote Playwriting Award from the Dramatists Guild of America. He will be presented with the honor—which comes with a $25,000 grant—at a ceremony on February 27. Joseph’s play Guards at the Taj premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company in 2015 and won Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Play. His additional works include Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo as well as Mr. Wolf, The Lake Effect and Huck and Holden. This year’s finalists were Clare Barron and Cori Thomas.Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients AnnouncedIn more writers’ honors, the American Theatre Wing has announced six emerging musical theater writers as recipients of the 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant. Ben Bonnema and Michael R. Jackson, as well as two teams of collaborators: Maggie-Kate Coleman and Erato A. Kremmyda and Ty Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke, will each receive a grant of $10,000 at a private event on March 6. Past recipients have included Dear Evan Hansen team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Next to Normal Pulitzer winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey and The Great Comet’s Dave Malloy. View Commentslast_img read more

Watch John Legend & Ariana Grande’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Music Video

first_imgJohn Legend We’ve heard John Legend and Ariana Grande’s heavenly vocals on Beauty and the Beast’s titular track. Now, there’s a music video of their version, complete with Grande rocking a red tulle gown, Legend on the piano and a whole lot of dancing rose petals. The video is set in the iconic ballroom where Belle and the Beast (to be played in the live-action remake by Emma Watson and Dan Stevens) dance together in the film. Take it all in, and be sure to catch the Disney film in theaters on March 17. View Commentslast_img read more

Georgia Produce Prices

first_img“Retail prices probably won’t reflect that entire price jump since other markets providesome of those same vegetables,” he said. But prices will go up. They may even doublecurrent prices. “We’re likely to see a price spike at the grocery store from now until the next cropcomes in sometime in late March or mid-April,” said Bill Mizelle, an economist withthe University of Georgia Extension Service. Georgia temperatures dipped into the 20s, too. Fortunately, crops here weren’t hurt asmuch as in Florida. “With the drop in supply, prices for farmers and at the retail level will rise at first,” hesaid. “But if there is a lot of replanting in Florida, both states’ growers may sufferlater.” South Florida buying-point prices have nearly doubled on beans and tomatoes. Squashand pepper prices rose by 25 percent to 50 percent. “Anything they choose to replant may overlap with Georgia crops at the market laterthis year,” Mizelle said. “If Florida farmers with damaged crops replant,” Mizelle said, “consumers will pay forthe freeze now, but farmers in Georgia and Florida will pay for it later.” A produce glut at the market causes prices to the farmer to drop. As wholesalers payless for produce, retail prices drop. “We got a little damage in our cabbage and collards,” he said. “But they should recoverbefore they’re marketed. Mustard and turnip greens may have to be cut, refertilizedand allowed to regrow.”center_img Not only did an arctic blast freeze south Georgia and Florida vegetable crops, butgrocery shoppers may get a chill when they see produce prices climb. Extension horticulturist Terry Kelley said most of Georgia’s winter crops came throughthe freeze with very little damage. The freeze may have slightly damaged the quills (the spiky leaves) of Georgia’s sweetonion crop. But Kelley said he didn’t expect the damage to be serious. “Grocery prices from April into June will probably be lower than normal,” Mizellesaid. If Florida farmers replant, the crop Georgia farmers nurture until harvest could beworth less. Kelley said anything Florida farmers don’t replant would certainly be betterfor Georgia farmers’ prices. South Florida vegetable-growing area temperatures plunged to 20 degrees the weekendof Jan. 18. Mizelle said his reports estimate total losses in some areas. Some Florida farmers with damaged crops may replant their fields, hoping to recoversome of their losses.last_img read more