theater

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Broadway @ The Woodstock Playhouse With Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky

  

  This Saturday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm - Two-time Tony Award winning Broadway superstar, Patti LuPone, will perform in concert at a gala event for The Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock, NY.

The concert is part of the fantastically popular Broadway @ series, produced by Mark Cortale [long e] and hosted by Seth Rudetsky.

  Seth is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s On Broadway as well as the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows and he was the Artistic Producer/Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts. He currently writes a weekly column on Playbill.com and tours the country doing master classes and performing his one-man show “Deconstructing Broadway” - and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of his varied Broadway, Off-Broadway, and television career.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Schenectady Civic Players Present "Room Service"

    

  A nimble-witted producer, living on credit in a Broadway hotel, is desperately in need of a big hit. By chance and good luck, he finds a playwright with a good play and a backer with $15,000. In the course of a few short days, he must deal with an odd assortment of actors, the hotel manager, the playwright and the angel with the money.

This is the plot of Room Service – a play by Allen Boretz and John Murray being presented by the Schenectady Civic Players May 2nd-4th and 7th-11th.

Here to tell us all about it are Chris Foster, the director of Room Service, and two actors - Patrick White who plays Gordon Miller and Amy Lane who plays Christine Marlow.

Arts & Culture
10:50 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Metroland 4/3/14

          Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Joshua Henry In Roundabout Theatre Company's "Violet"

Joshua Henry (Flick) and Colin Donnell (Monty) in rehearsal.
Credit Jenny Anderson / Roundabout Theatre Company

    

  Violet, begins previews at The American Airlines in New York City tonight. The Roundabout Theatre Company production marks the Broadway debut of the musical, following the acclaimed concert performance at City Center Encores! Off-Center last year. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1997, Violet features music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley.

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.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Motherhood Out Loud

    

  Motherhood Out Loud is a culturally and gender diverse series of monologues on the subject of Motherhood, written by a host of celebrated writers.

Motherhood Out Loud traverses the experience of motherhood in all its wonderful glory from inception, birth, sexuality, growing up and letting go to the inevitable role reversal that occurs as we find ourselves parenting our parents. The show will have its Berkshire Premiere on Friday and two performances on Saturday at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge as part of the Berkshire Women's Writers Festival.

To tell us more – Actors Jayne Atkinson and Jane Kaczmarek (probably best known as the star of TV’s Malcolm in the Middle.) And Artistic Director of WAM Theatre, Kristen Van Ginhoven also is here as WAM is co-presenting the production.

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Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Mary Callanan Sings Out In Gypsy At CapRep Through 4/13

    The ultimate stage mother is making her presence known at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY.

Gypsy: A Music Fable 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.

Mary Callanan plays Mama Rose. She recently appeared in Annie on Broadway and has performed in tours of Mamma Mia!, The Sound of Music, Big, Damn Yankees, and Cinderella.

Arts & Culture
10:05 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Marin Hinkle On Her Career, "Dinner With Friends," And Her Most Important Job - Being A Mom

Marin Hinkle and Jeremy Shamos in "Dinner With Friends," at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City
Credit Jeremy Daniel

    The play Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2000. The currently running Roundabout Theatre Company production of the show is directed Pam MacKinnon - the Tony Award WInning director of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Clybourne Park and stars Jeremy Shamos, Darren Pettie, Heather Burns, and Marin Hinkle.

Marin Hinkle’s Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Electra, A Thousand Clowns, The Tempest, Graceland, Miss Julie, Blue Window, Jayson with a Y, and Wonderful Time. She’s appeared on television on The Sarah Silverman Program, Brothers and Sisters, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23, and played Judith, Jake's mother, on the CBS comedy series, Two and a Half Men.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Figaro"

When you see a play titled Figaro, the mind leaps to the opera The Marriage of Figaro.  Which leads to the logical question “Why would I want to see the story about the comic rogue Figaro without Mozart’s music?”

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Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Tue March 11, 2014

NYU's Skirball Center For The Performing Arts

    New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for NYU and lower Manhattan. Since opening in 2003, the 860-seat Skirball Center has been an educational and community building resource, providing NYU's first large-scale, professional performance space on campus. Through university events, presentations, and partnerships, the Skirball Center offers a unique multi-arts performance program in its intimate proscenium theater located on the south of Washington Square in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Michael Harrington is the Executive Director of the Skirball Center and he joins us to talk about the goals of the venue, past presentations, and their annual Visions + Voices Global Performance Series.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon March 10, 2014

A Whole Lotta Flash: Lesli Margherita In "Matilda: The Musical"

    The hit musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda is currently running on Broadway at The Shubert Theatre. The show, which was first staged and is still running in London, features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Matilda 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 Lesli Margherita, declares: "This the worst day of my life!"

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