broadway http://wamc.org en A Pineapple For Danny - Roundabout Theatre Company's "Cabaret" http://wamc.org/post/pineapple-danny-roundabout-theatre-companys-cabaret <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kander<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Ebb’s classic Tony Award winning musical drama, </span><a href="http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/shows-events/cabaret.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Cabaret</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is currently in previews in New York City - directed by Sam Mendes and co-directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, the production stars Alan Cumming as the Emcee of the Kit-Kat </span>Klub<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Those of you who are particularly Broadway savvy may think I’m introducing a segment from 1998 - when those three men worked together with </span><a href="http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Roundabout</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on the same show - which ran until 2004.</span></p><p>But no - we’ve not figured out how to go back in time to see the critically acclaimed and much lauded production again - Roundabout is re-mounting the show at Studio 54. The official opening date is April 24th … 2014.</p><p>In addition to Mr. Cumming donning his suspenders and blood-red lipstick again, this revival stars Michelle Williams as Sally Bowles, Bill Heck as Cliff, Linda Emond as Frau Schnieder, and Danny Burstein as Herr Shultz.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:11:10 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 88470 at http://wamc.org A Pineapple For Danny - Roundabout Theatre Company's "Cabaret" Paul Nolan In "Once" On Broadway http://wamc.org/post/paul-nolan-once-broadway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Actor, Paul Nolan has returned to Broadway as the “Guy” in the musical, <a href="http://www.oncemusical.com/"><em>Once</em></a>. Based on the 2006 movie of the same name, <em>Once</em> has a script by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, was directed for the stage by John Tiffany and won 8 statuettes (including won for Best New Musical) at the 2012 Tony Awards.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 87068 at http://wamc.org Paul Nolan In "Once" On Broadway "Just Jim Dale" At Club Helsinki And The Laura Pels http://wamc.org/post/just-jim-dale-club-helsinki-and-laura-pels <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee </span><a href="http://www.jim-dale.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim Dale</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a brand new one-man show. Just Jim Dale has him doing what he does best – presenting an evening of song and stories.</span></p><p>Dale will recount a lifetime of showbiz tales—from his start on the famed British Music Hall stage, through his Broadway triumphs in <em>Scapino</em>, <em>Barnum</em>, and <em>Me and My Girl</em>, to his experiences narrating all seven “Harry Potter” audio-books and having his voice star in television’s <em>Pushing Daisies</em>.</p><p>He will perform <em>Just Jim Dale</em> at <a href="http://www.helsinkihudson.com">Helsinki Hudson</a> as part of their Helsinki on Broadway series this Sunday - April 6th - at 7PM, prior to his 12-week off-Broadway run with the <a href="http://www.roundabouttheatre.org">Roundabout Theatre Company</a> at the Laura Pels Theatre in NYC beginning May 15th.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87059 at http://wamc.org "Just Jim Dale" At Club Helsinki And The Laura Pels Joshua Henry In Roundabout Theatre Company's "Violet" http://wamc.org/post/joshua-henry-roundabout-theatre-companys-violet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/Violet.aspx">Violet</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, begins previews at The American Airlines in New York City tonight. </span><a href="http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Roundabout Theatre Company</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> production marks the Broadway debut of the musical, following the acclaimed concert performance at </span><a href="http://www.nycitycenter.org/Home" style="line-height: 1.5;">City Center Encores!</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Off-Center last year. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille </span>Lortel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway at </span><a href="http://www.playwrightshorizons.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Playwrights Horizons</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 1997, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Violet</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> features music by Jeanine </span>Tesori<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and book and lyrics by Brian </span>Crawley<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The Roundabout production is directed by Leigh Silverman and stars two-time Tony Award winner, Sutton Foster in the title role. The stellar cast of Broadway regulars also contains Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani, and Joshua Henry.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 86917 at http://wamc.org Joshua Henry In Roundabout Theatre Company's "Violet" Mary Callanan Sings Out In Gypsy At CapRep Through 4/13 http://wamc.org/post/mary-callanan-sings-out-gypsy-caprep-through-413 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ultimate stage mother is making her presence known at </span><a href="http://www.capitalrep.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Capital Repertory Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Albany, NY.</span></p><p><em>Gypsy: A Music Fable</em> features classic Broadway belt-ables like “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Some People,” and “Rose's Turn.” The show opened on Broadway in 1959 and features a book by the late Arthur Laurents, music by the late Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This production at CapRep runs through Sunday, April 13th.</p><p><a href="http://www.marycallanan.com/">Mary Callanan</a> plays Mama Rose. She recently appeared in <em>Annie</em> on Broadway and has performed in tours of <em>Mamma Mia!</em>, <em>The Sound of Music</em>, <em>Big</em>, <em>Damn Yankees</em>, and <em>Cinderella</em>.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86381 at http://wamc.org Mary Callanan Sings Out In Gypsy At CapRep Through 4/13 Annie Potts Is Flying High In "Pippin" On Broadway http://wamc.org/post/annie-potts-flying-high-pippin-broadway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Popular actress, Annie Potts, played - and this is really cherry-picking from her numerous <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001633/">credits</a> - Mary Jo Shively for sevens season on the CBS series, <em>Designing Women</em> and Janine Melnitz in <em>Ghostbusters</em> and <em>Ghostbusters II</em>. She received a Golden Globe nod for her work in <em>Corvette Summer</em> and voiced the memorable Bo Peep in Pixar’s <em>Toy Story</em> I and II.</p><p>Potts is currently playing Berthe in The Tony Award Winning Broadway Revival of <a href="http://www.pippinthemusical.com/"><em>Pippin</em></a> at The Music Box Theatre.</p><p>Pippin has a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. This revival is directed by Diane Paulus and features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main. Gypsy Snider helmed the Circus Creation and the choreography is by Chet Walker.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 85819 at http://wamc.org Annie Potts Is Flying High In "Pippin" On Broadway Judy Kaye Shares "An Evening With Lenny & Steve" At Club Helsinki http://wamc.org/post/judy-kaye-shares-evening-lenny-steve-club-helsinki <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Two-time Tony Award winner <a href="http://www.judykaye.com/">Judy Kaye</a> performs a solo cabaret act at <a href="http://www.helsinkihudson.com">Helsinki Hudson</a> next Saturday on March 22nd in an event entitled:<em> An Evening With Lenny &amp; Steve</em> – featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.</p><p>Kaye recently performed on Broadway in <em>Nice Work If You Can Get It</em>. Her previous Broadway credits include <em>The Phantom of the Opera</em>, <em>Grease</em>, <em>Ragtime</em> and <em>Souvenir</em>. Her stage experience also includes leading opera roles with companies such as The Santa Fe Opera.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85564 at http://wamc.org Judy Kaye Shares "An Evening With Lenny & Steve" At Club Helsinki A Whole Lotta Flash: Lesli Margherita In "Matilda: The Musical" http://wamc.org/post/whole-lotta-flash-lesli-margherita-matilda-musical <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The hit musical adaptation of </span>Roald<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dahl’s </span><a href="http://us.matildathemusical.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Matilda</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is currently running on Broadway at The </span>Shubert<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The show, which was first staged and is still running in London, features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim </span>Minchin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><em>Matilda</em> is the story of an extraordinary young girl whose voracious reading habits help her to dream of a better life - as her current life is full of bullies and disregard for her well being - starting from the moment she’s born when her mother, Mrs. Wormwood played by <a href="http://www.leslimargherita.com/">Lesli Margherita</a>, declares: "This the worst day of my life!"</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 85476 at http://wamc.org A Whole Lotta Flash: Lesli Margherita In "Matilda: The Musical" Ta'Rea Campbell In "Sister Act" At Proctors Through 2/23 http://wamc.org/post/tarea-campbell-sister-act-proctors-through-223 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1992 film, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sister Act</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, starring Whoopi Goldberg combined comedy, a convent, and a church choir in a winning swirl that demanded a stage adaptation.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84157 at http://wamc.org Ta'Rea Campbell In "Sister Act" At Proctors Through 2/23 Billy Crudup's Take On Two Plays In Rep http://wamc.org/post/billy-crudups-take-two-plays-rep <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There is an astoundingly riveting production of Samuel </span>Becket’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> existential absurdist classic, </span><a href="http://www.twoplaysinrep.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Waiting for Godot</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> running at The </span>Cort<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on West </span>48th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Street in New York City. That is, on the nights that an unbelievably tense and masterful production of Harold </span>Pinter’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://www.twoplaysinrep.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">No Man’s Land</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.twoplaysinrep.com/"> </a>isn’t running in that same space.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 84154 at http://wamc.org Billy Crudup's Take On Two Plays In Rep