Tickets Now Available for Doctor Zhivago on Broadway

first_imgLonging for an epic romance? We have the solution! Tickets are now on sale for Doctor Zhivago on the Great White Way. Starring Tam Mutu and Kelli Barrett, the Des McAnuff-helmed production will begin previews on March 27. Opening night is set for April 21 at the Broadway Theatre. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 10, 2015 The cast will also include Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan and Lora Lee Gayer. Doctor Zhivago The tuner features a book by Michael Weller, music by Lucy Simon and lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers. Based on the 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak, the romance is set during the final days of Czarist Russia and follows Zhivago, a political idealist, physician and poet. His life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar. Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky. Related Showslast_img read more

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Matt Doyle & Nick Cordero-Led Brooklynite Extends

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 View Comments In addition to Doyle and Cordero, the cast features Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Max Chernin, Nick Choksi, Carla Duren, Ann Harada, John-Michael Lyles, Grace McLean, Tom Alan Robbins, Nicolette Robinson and Remy Zaken. In Brooklynite, Trey Swieskowski is an idealistic hardware store clerk who dreams of becoming a superhero. Astrolass, Brooklyn’s most celebrated superhero, is determined to throw in the cape and live like a normal Brooklynite. When they meet they hatch a plan that will change their lives forever. But can they save Brooklyn when it suddenly teeters on the brink of disaster? Related Shows Superheroes and superhero wannabes are going to be hanging off-Broadway for a little bit longer! Brooklynite, starring Matt Doyle and Nick Cordero, has extended through March 29; the show had originally been set to shutter on March 22. Directed by Michael Mayer and featuring music and lyrics by Peter Lerman and a book by Lerman and Mayer, the production officially opened on February 25 at the Vineyard Theatre. Brooklynitelast_img read more

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Lessons of the Week! Bradley Cooper, Sarah Brightman & More

first_imgIt’s Friday at Broadway.com (and if you don’t know what that means by now, you have some very important reading to catch up on)! Time to revisit all of the strange stuff that happened this week, from Darren Criss’ failed makeup tutorial to Leanne Cope’s super sexy stalker (Hint: His name rhymes with “Shmradley Shmooper.”) Get ready for the Lessons of the Week!Don’t Ask Darren Criss to Do Your EyelinerHedwig Schmidt may be a makeup expert, but Darren Criss, the dude who plays her, isn’t quite so smooth with an eyeliner pencil. When asked to do a video make-up demonstration, Criss failed miserably, turning the poor subject into an Italian opera buffone. Hey Darren, next time ask Christian Borle for help.Taye Diggs Has an Angry InchSpeaking of dudes in drag, guess who the next Hedwig star might be? Yep, Taye Diggs. We know he’s got a rock voice from his Rent days, and he’s got great bone structure, so we’re sure he’ll look fab all glammed up. We just have one question: Can Idina play Yitzhak? Please?!Leanne Cope Has a Sexy StalkerThe Tony nominee has three cute guys pining after her in An American in Paris, and offstage, she still has to ward off the admirers. In her Tony secrets video, she (jokingly) slapped Bradley Cooper with a restraining order. Bradley, if you don’t start behaving yourself, we’ll be forced to dreamcast you as the Phantom.Santino Fontana Is a Rebound DudeThe Tony nominee is making his way to our TV screens this spring, but no, he’s not playing the romantic lead—he’s playing the guy Rachel Bloom pretends to like while she’s pining after someone else. Santino, you’ll always be our number-one prince. The Prince of Waffles, but our prince nonetheless.Julie White’s Tony Accessory Is a FlaskWell, we know who we’ll be hanging out with at the Tony Awards. Airline Highway star Julie White revealed that her secret weapon to surviving the ceremony is booze. Which makes us wonder…exactly what kind of alcohol were you planning to bring, Julie? (Hint: We love tequila.)Nathan Lane Is the Mayor of BroadwayWhen we asked stars at the Actors Fund Gala honoring Michael Bloomberg who the mayor of Broadway is, we got a lot of fun answers, including Bernadette Peters and Barbra Streisand. But we’re putting the guy who got the most votes, Nathan Lane, into office. Nathan, your first order of business is to unionize the Times Square Elmos, Newsies-style.Matthew Morrison’s Got Vlog KnowledgeWell, he has incorrect vlog knowledge, but knowledge nonetheless. Matt, who watched Laura Michelle Kelly film her vlog Never Grow Up, insisted to new vlogger Max von Essen that he doesn’t get to keep our camera when he’s done. Wrong Matt, he does! All we ask in return are eight entertaining episodes. And maybe a peanut butter cup once in a while.Alex Sharp Is a Puppy KillerThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Tony nominee Alex Sharp stopped by Show People this week to deliver some very disturbing news. You know what happens to the adorable puppies when they get too old for the show? They’re killed! Oh, calm down guys, he was just kidding. We think.Alan Cumming Gives Free Belly RubsHave you ever been sitting at the bar, drinking a gin and tonic (oh and BTW Julie White, we also love gin) and thought, “Wow, I could sure use a belly rub right now”? Never fear, Tony Awards co-host Alan Cumming is here! It’s true, it happened to Fun Home’s Emily Skeggs. Emily, ordinarily that would sound pretty far-fetched, but since it’s Alan, we know it’s totally plausible.Sarah Brightman Is Staying on EarthBad news, everyone. After countless photo ops, $52 million, an outer space playlist and the promise of a spaceship concert, the Sarah Brightman Intergalactic Journey has officially been canceled. We know, your weekend is ruined. Possibly your entire life. We’re sorry. Here’s something to cheer you up. View Commentslast_img read more

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See Robber Bridegroom Stars Steven Pasquale & Ahna O’Reilly in Rehearsal

first_img View Comments The Robber Bridegroom is gearing up to begin performances at the Laura Pels Theatre. Stars Steven Pasquale, Ahna O’Relly and more let us sneak a peek at their rehearsals for the show about con men, hucksters, charlatans, and yes, romance. The musical, written by Alfred Uhry and composed by Robert Waldman, follows a backwoods bandit who falls for the daughter of a wealthy planter. Directed by Alex Timbers, the Roundabout production (which marks the 40th anniversary of the original)  begins performances on February 18 and opens on March 13. See the two leads above and then get your tickets to this off-Broadway hoedown. ‘Robber Bridegroom’ stars Steven Pasquale & Ahna O’Reilly (Photo by Caitlin McNaney) Related Showscenter_img The Robber Bridegroom Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016last_img read more

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And We Are Telling You! Amber Riley to Star as Effie in West End Dreamgirls

first_img Amber Riley has landed the coveted role of Effie White in the West End premiere of the musical sensation Dreamgirls, according to The Daily Mail. Tony winner director Casey Nicholaw, currently represented on Broadway by The Book of Mormon, Aladdin and Something Rotten!, will stage the production, set to premiere at the Savoy Theatre in November.Riley first came to national attention as Mercedes Jones on Fox’s Glee, a role that gave her the chance to sing Effie’s Dreamgirls showstopper, “And I Am Telling You (I’m Not Going).” She recently played Addaperle in the hit NBC telecast The Wiz Live! and was also seen in Hair at the Hollywood Bowl and at City Center in Cotton Club Parade, although she didn’t stay with the show when it came to Broadway under the title After Midnight. In 2013, she won the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars, dancing alongside Derek Hough.Featuring music by Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls tells the story of an all-girl singing group that closely resembles the Supremes. With director/choreographer Michael Bennett at the helm, the original 1981 staging was a Broadway sensation, winning a Tony Award for powerful newcomer Jennifer Holliday in the role of Effie. After an initial run of 1521 performances, the show closed in 1985, only to return to Broadway two years later with Tony winner Lillias White as Effie.The 2006 film version of Dreamgirls, directed by Bill Condon, made over $100 million at the box office and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical as well as an Academy Award for The Color Purple star Jennifer Hudson in the role of Effie.Want a sneak peek of Riley as Effie? Check out her Dreamgirls performance from Season One of Glee below! View Comments Amber Riley(Photo by Blair Caldwell)last_img read more

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Nerds Calls Off Broadway Bow

first_img Related Shows Rory O’Malley & Bryan Fenkart(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Nerds, A Musical Dot-Comedy View Commentscenter_img from $39 Nerds, A Musical Dot Comedy has called off its spring Broadway bow. The musical, directed by Casey Hushion, was scheduled to begin previews on April 1 and open officially on April 21 at the Longacre Theatre. A national tour is in the works—no word yet on dates.The last-minute shakeup is due to the loss of a major investor, according to producer Carl Levin. “We are grateful to the one-of-a-kind creative team and cast of this incredibly funny and heartwarming musical that audiences have so enthusiastically adored thus far,” he said in a statement. “We look forward to Nerds taking the country by storm.”Featuring a book and lyrics by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner and music by Hal Goldberg, Nerds tells the story of the rise of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Tony nominee Rory O’Malley and Bryan Fenkart were slated to play the two tech honchos. Additional cast members included Patti Murin, Lindsay Mendez, Benny Elledge, Rob Morrison and Kevin Pariseau.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges.last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: John Gallagher Jr. to Return to NYC Stage & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. John Gallagher Jr. to Return to New York StageSpring Awakening Tony winner John Gallagher Jr., AKA Johnny Gallagher, will appear at Joe’s Pub on September 29 for the first time since 2008 to share an intimate night of music. The former The Newswroom star, who was seen on Broadway this last season in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, recently released Six Day Hurricane, an album of his own original songs that jump from ballads to rock anthems.Al Pacino’s New Show May Play L.A. Before BroadwayThe Al Pacino and Judith Light-led When God Looked Away could bow in Los Angeles before heading to the Great White Way. “Al had such a bad time with reviews in David Mamet’s China Doll last year, he wanted to do a soft opening far from Broadway first,” a source reportedly told Showbiz 411. Penned by Dotson Rader, the show follows playwright Tennessee Williams. We will keep you posted!Kristin Chenoweth Tapped for Speech & DebateAnother Broadway star has signed on for the film adaptation of Tony winner Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate. According to Variety, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth will sing an original song over the end credits. The pocket diva joins the previously reported Lin-Manuel Miranda, Roger Bart, Austin McKenzie, Sarah Steele and more in the project; the movie is slated for release later this year. Meanwhile, Karam’s Tony-winning play, The Humans, continues its run on Broadway.Watch Emma Stone Tackle Pasek & PaulPasek and Paul have a big few months coming up! Along with the fall Broadway premiere of their much-buzzed about new tuner Dear Evan Hansen, there’s the December release of movie musical La La Land, to which they’ve contributed lyrics (music is by Justin Hurwitz). Check out below a new teaser trailer of the film, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, featuring the song, “Audition.” P.S. Hamilton’s America, the documentary about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning hit, will make its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, prior to airing on PBS on October 21. Lonny Price’s Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, which examines Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince’s 1981 cult hit Merrily We Roll Along, will also debut at the event. John Gallagher Jr. center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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Veronica Dunne to Make Broadway Debut in Chicago

first_imgVeronica Dunne(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) Chicago Star Files Veronica Dunne Related Showscenter_img from $49.50 The name on everybody’s lips is…Veronica Dunne! Broadway.com has confirmed that the star of Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover will make her Main Stem debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago. She is set to play a six-week limited engagement October 17 through November 26 at the Ambassador Theatre.Dunne currently stars on Disney’s K.C. Undercover and recently wrapped production on the Lionsgate film The Ninth Passenger with Jesse Metcalfe. She got her start on stage in the Lythgoe Family Production of Cinderella with Broadway veterans Shoshana Bean and Jennifer Leigh Warren. Dunne went on to star in the stage productions of Into the Woods, Chicago, Cabaret and most recently, the world premiere of Joe Iconis’ new musical, The Black Suits.Chicago currently stars Dylis Croman as Roxie Hart, Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Commentslast_img read more

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Properly Developed.

first_imgPick your own apples or grapes. Dump a load of cotton. Pack some peaches or peppers. Herd some calves. Go shrimping. Or just walk in a peanut field.A new statewide initiative wants farmers, landowners and land managers to think of ways to combine the top two industries of Georgia, agriculture and tourism, into sustainable moneymaking ventures.In July 2001, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences partnered with the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism to develop a statewide agricultural and ecological tourism program.Officials estimate that properly developed farm-related tourism could exceed $1 billion in Georgia.”It’s a combined effort with education and marketing help from the state,” said Gulcin Brown, CAES agri-eco tourism coordinator. “This is an organized effort to establish agri-eco-tourism in Georgia.”With the future of farming facing many challenges, she said, opportunities like this can help farmers diversify their operations and ride out downturns in commodity prices.Market and developSome Georgia farmers, large and small, already offer seasonal tours.”Our objective is to cooperate with landowners,” Brown said. “If they have an ongoing tourism business, we can help them get the word out. If they have an idea they’d like to pursue, we can help them develop it. We can coordinate their efforts in hopes of bringing them more visibility and marketing.””Some big landowners are converting lands to eco-based tourism, such as hunting, fishing, bird watching and hiking trails,” she said. “These landowners have land they actively farm. Part of the tour could be to look at the fields and plants. This ties the two: nature and agricultural tourism.”There’s agri-interest. Tour companies already call Georgia visitors’ centers and ask about on-farm tours. “Those calls get directed to us,” Brown said. “We give information on who is offering farm tours.”Region by regionThe initiative is now organizing groups to explore specific regions of the state for potential tourist attractions.”We want to learn about the region and bring back ideas and thoughts to support the development of a sustainable agri-eco tourism program for the area,” she said.A tour of southwest Georgia counties took place Sept. 5-6. The tour was in support of previous research by Golden Triangle Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc., in Blakely, Ga. Other tours will look at north and coastal Georgia.”We want to explore the regions,” she said, “and bring back ideas and thoughts to support the development of a sustainable agri-eco-tourism for the state.”For more information, call Gulcin Brown at (229) 386-3800 or the GDITT at (800) 847-4842. Or e-mail Brown at gbrown@tifton.cpes.peachnet.edu.last_img read more

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Centennial Highlights.

first_imgIn January, President George W. Bush will sign a proclamation. The U.S. secretaries of agriculture (Ann Veneman), health and human services (Tommy Thompson) and education (Rod Paige) will also sign. The three Cabinet members are among the 60 million 4-H alumni. The 4-H flag will fly over the USDA. A banner proclaiming the 100 years will hang over the agriculture building in Washington.In February, the National Conversation on Youth Development in the 21st Century will take place in Washington. About 1,600 youths and adults from across the nation will attend this last stage in the conversations, which have gone on nationwide in 2001.In April, a report from the conversations will be presented to President Bush, Cabinet members, the USDA assembly, members of Congress and USDA administration.A virtual National 4-H Hall of Fame will also be opened on the World Wide Web. 4-H Centennial Over the next few months, many national events will help mark the centennial of 4-H.last_img read more

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