Emmy and Obie Award winning actress, Marilyn Sokol, is one of five actors in Old Jews Telling Jokes facing the enjoyable task of paying homage to and reinventing jokes (and performing comic songs) off-Broadway at The Westside Theatre. The show, inspired by the website of the same name, created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent and directed by Marc Bruni, is in previews now and opens on May 20.
This week, Cristin Milioti was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Roll in a Musical for her work in Once. Once is based on the 2006 movie of the same name and features a book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter, Enda Walsh, the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, and is directed by acclaimed Scottish director, John Tiffany.
Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as well as Golden Globe and Oscar winning writer for The Social Network is also the author of the play, The Farnsworth Invention, which details the invention of television. The Albany Civic Theatre is producing the play and we speak with director, Aaron Holbritter and by the actor playing the title character, Philo T. Farnsworth, Tom Templeton.
Kat Koppett (co-director of improve group Mopco, Mark Fleisher (Producing Artistic Director, Adirondack Theatre Festival), Leigh Strimbeck (WAM Theatre co-founder and Artistic Advisor) tell us about the second 24hr Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre Project.
Joe Donahue speaks with Buddy Hackett's son, Sandy Hackett about his Rat Pack Show which re-creates one of the famous "Summit at the Sands" hotel shows. The show will be at The Colonial in Pittsfield, MA on Saturday 3/24 at 8pm.
New York, New York – Cole Porter's Anything Goes is enjoying amazing reviews for its Broadway Revival at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Adam Godley plays Evelyn Oakleigh in the production, which is directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.