Play Ball! Bronx Bombers Begins Performances on Broadway

first_img Bronx Bombers completed its off-Broadway run at Primary Stages on October 19. Directed by Simonson, Bronx Bombers follows Yogi Berra (Scolari) and his wife Carmen (Shayne) through a century of the New York Yankees’ trials and triumphs, bringing generations of Yankee legends on stage. The play celebrates and explores the timeless legacy of baseball’s most iconic team. Eric Simonson’s Bronx Bombers, starring real-life spouses Emmy winner Peter Scolari and Tracy Shayne, begins Broadway performances January 10 at Circle in the Square Theater. Opening night is set for February 6. View Comments Tracy Shayne Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 2, 2014center_img Peter Scolari In addition to Scolari and Shayne, the cast features Francois Battiste (Reggie Jackson), Chris Henry Coffey (Joe DiMaggio), Bill Dawes (Mickey Mantle), Christopher Jackson (Derek Jeter), Keith Nobbs (Billy Martin), John Wernke (Lou Gehrig) and C.J. Wilson (Babe Ruth). The Bronx Bombers design team includes Beowulf Borritt (sets), David C. Woolard (costumes), Jason Lyons (lights) and Lindsay Jones (original music & sound). Bronx Bombers Christopher Jackson Star Fileslast_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale to See The Accidental Pervert

first_img Directed by Charles Messina, the show tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy’s journey into manhood after discovering his dad’s X-rated video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. He subsequently develops an addiction to pornography that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife-to-be, and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality. Tickets are now available to see The Accidental Pervert reveal all. Written by and starring Andrew Goffman, the one-man-play is running at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 31, 2014 Stand-up comic Goffman’s stage credits include Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral. His screen credits include The First Wives Club and The Stand-In. View Comments The Accidental Pervert Related Showslast_img read more

Hot Shot! Julia Murney & Andrew Lippa Have a Wild Party Reunion

first_img View Comments Queenie is back—but this time, she’s brunette! The Wild Party raised the roof at 54 Below on April 17, when composer Andrew Lippa and a cast of Broadway heavy hitters assembled to sing swingin’ new versions of the musical’s hit songs alongside Charlie Rosen’s Big Band. Julia Murney, who originated the role of Queenie in the 2000 production at off-Broadway’s Manhattan Theatre Club, returned to star in the concert alongside Jeremy Jordan, Michael Cerveris, Christopher Jackson, Caissie Levy and Leslie Kritzer. Check out this Hot Shot of Lippa and Murney reuniting at 54 Below, then dig out your old Wild Party cast album—it’s still as good as you remember!last_img read more

Will Glenn Close Reprise Her Norma Desmond in a Sunset Blvd Movie?

first_img Glenn Close Glenn Close in ‘Sunset Boulevard'(Photo: Joan Marcus) It’s as if she never said goodbye to Norma Desmond. Three-time Tony winner Glenn Close, who is set to return to the Great White Way this fall in Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, wants to return to the big screen with one look. The Oscar nominee recently revealed to the The New York Times that she hopes to reprise her performance in a film adaptation of the musical Sunset Boulevard.Featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black, the tuner premiered in the West End in 1993, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Patti LuPone. In a widely publicized upset that resulted in an out-of-court settlement, Close brought the role to Broadway the following year and landed her third Tony. In 2011, Lloyd Webber told Piers Morgan that he would like to see Madonna take on the role of Norma Desmond in a film adaptation. No word if the material girl, who famously led the big screen adaptation of Lloyd Webber’s Evita, is still on the shortlist.Based on the 1950 film of the same name, Sunset Boulevard tells the story of Norma Desmond, an aging silent film star who recruits young writer Joe Gillis to help relaunch her career in the world of talking films. A reclusive shut-in, Desmond forms an unhealthy obsession with Gillis and soon demands he move in to her lavish Hollywood mansion. Star Files View Commentslast_img read more

Culturalist Challenge! Who Should Play Katniss in a Hunger Games Musical?

first_img STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button. Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list. Last week, we asked you an extremely tricky question: Of all the hot guys on the Great White Way right now, who should be crowned Broadway’s Sexiest Man of 2014? The results are in, and Ramin Karimloo is our reigning sexy king of Broadway! This week, we’ve got The Hunger Games on the brain. Mockingjay – Part One is the hit movie of the holiday season, and we’d absolutely love to see the districts duke it out onstage, jazz-hands style. Hey, it worked for West Side Story! So we want to know: Who should play Katniss in a musical adaptation of The Hunger Games? Broadway.com news reporter Ryan McPhee has ranked his top 10 Katniss picks here. Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the December 3 episode of The Broadway.com Show! STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account yet, you will be asked to create one at this point.)center_img The Broadway.com staff can’t get enough of Culturalist, the awesome website that lets you rank and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank on Culturalist. We’ll announced the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday. STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button. View Commentslast_img read more

Robert De Niro Will Helm Paper Mill’s A Bronx Tale

first_img The Paper Mill season kicks off with another world premiere musical: Bandstand. The show, written by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor, will begin on October 8 under the direction of Andy Blankenbuehler. Three other tuners are also on the lineup: A Christmas Story, Pump Boys and Dinettes and West Side Story. Inspired by Palminteri’s childhood, A Bronx Tale takes place in the ‘60s and follows Calogero, an Italian-American teen’s friendship with Sonny, a neighborhood gang member. Calogero witnessing a murder at Sonny’s hands only makes their relationship stronger, which he must keep secret from his family. The play, written and performed by Palminteri, premiered in Los Angeles in 1990 and soon moved to off-Broadway. Following the 1993 film, the play ran on Broadway in 2007.  View Comments The project was initially reported in February 2013. While De Niro and Palminteri were attached to the musical adaptation from the beginning, Bon Jovi’s David Bryan was slated to pen the score. Sergio Trujillo remains on board to choreograph the New Jersey production. The musical adaptation of A Bronx Tale is finally hitting the stage, but not on Broadway (yet, at least). The tuner, based on the one-man play and film of the same name, will premiere as part of Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2015-16 season. Two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro, who directed and starred in the movie adapation, will helm the production alongside four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks. The show will feature music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by the movie’s screenwriter Chazz Palminteri. Performances will run from February 4, 2016 through March 6.last_img read more

Tix Now Available to See Joanne Nosuchinsky in That Bachelorette Show

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 23, 2016 View Comments Tickets are now on sale to see Fox News’ Red Eye co-host Joanne Nosuchinsky and more in That Bachelorette Show off-Broadway. Created by Ken Davenport, the production is running at 42 West. That Bachelorette Show Nosuchinsky plays Adriana, The Bachelorette. The cast also includes Bennett Leak as Tristant Di Stefano, the Gay Best Friend; Douglas Goodhart as TJ, the Prince; Andy Peeke as Malcolm Love, the Host and Meagan Robar as Ricki Ronzoni, the Best Friend. At That Bachelorette Show you’ll mix, mingle and dance to your favorite radio hits, spun by star Guest DJ’s, as some of the most eligible and spoof-tastic bachelors around vie for our Bachelorette’s…flower. Over the course of the show, they’ll slowly be eliminated until only one winner remains. The rest are up for grabs! Related Showslast_img read more

Meet New Les Miserables Standout Brennyn Lark!

first_imgAge: 22 Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 View Comments “Growing up, I knew I wanted to do anything with music. My dad was into The Jackson Five and Otis Redding, my mom loved musical theater and Barbra Streisand, and my grandmother was always listening to jazz.” Current Role: A powerhouse Broadway debut as Eponine, a street urchin with a hopeless crush on her best pal Marius (played by Chris McCarrell) in Les Miserables. “I was that annoying child who did everything for a week but would then quit. I did softball, basketball, tennis, Girl Scouts, gymnastics…everything. I feel bad for my parents!” “In the audition room, I had to sing ‘On My Own’ so many times—this is so bad, but I barely knew it, even though it’s such a theater staple. They had me take off my shoes; I have no idea why. So I sang ‘On My Own’ eight times in my socks!”center_img Les Miserables Stage & Screen Cred: Before making her debut in Les Miz, Lark appeared in Dreamgirls, Aida and The Wiz and graduated from the American Musical Dramatic Academy. “I’m really into metaphysical stuff, so I have a collection of crystals and amethyst and quartz in my dressing room. I love to meditate and try to ground myself as much as possible—I’m all about good vibes and positive energy.” “When I interact with fans on social media and then see them later at the stage door, those are the best moments. A lot of young girls come up to me and say that I inspire them. That’s a great accomplishment. If I can inspire someone, I’m doing all of this for a greater purpose.” Hometown: Norwalk, CT “The first Broadway show I absolutely adored was Brooklyn. I saw it when I was 13 and I was obsessed with it. Eden Espinosa! I sang those songs in my room way too often and far too much.”last_img read more

Culturalist Challenge! Who Should Play Frank-N-Furter in Fox’s Rocky Horror?

first_imgThe Broadway.com staff is shivering with antici…pation about Culturalist, the site that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank—we’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.Last week, we were so fired up about the premiere of Game of Thrones, we asked you to name the actors you’d like to see leave Westeros and Essos for the Great White Way. The results are in, and Peter Dinklage came out on top! This week, we’re psyched that The Rocky Horror Show is getting a new small screen treatment, so we want to know who should play sweet transvestite Frank-N-Furter in the Fox broadcast. Don’t get hot and flustered, use a bit of mustard and cast your votes on Culturalist! Broadway.com Features Editor Lindsay Champion posted her list of top 10 picks here.STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account yet, you will be asked to create one at this point.)Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Broadway.com Show! View Commentslast_img read more

Danny Burstein on the Roof! Get a Sneak Peek of the New Fiddler Star

first_img Fiddler on the Roof Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016 Five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein is shimmying his way to Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, and we’ve got a sneak peek of the star in a very Tevye-esque new photo. The new Broadway revival begins previews November 17 at the Broadway Theatre, with further casting announced at a later date. Check out this Hot Shot of the new milkman in action, then see Burstein in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway this fall! Star Files View Comments Related Shows Danny Bursteinlast_img read more