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Entries for date "May 2016"
The Cast That Works Together, Stays Together

Some of the greatest shows I have seen or been a part of weren’t directed by a top-notch director and didn’t have large budgets that allowed elaborate sets or exquisite costumes. They were not necessarily performed in high-profile theaters, or were they productions in which I made a living wage. On the contrary, I attribute my most cherished theatrical experiences both as an audience member and as a ...

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Why I Fell Asleep During Your Play

By Bob Tooms   Posted 5.17.2016   Front of House, Audience, play, Theatre
Why I Fell Asleep During Your Play

You’re working your @$$ off up there, then you glance over and there’s this big blond doofus in the audience with his eyes closed. And you try not to let it bug you, but it bugs you. How could you have failed so badly? The weeks of rehearsal, the actor homework you struggled over, that moment in the show when everything kicked up a notch like it never had, then you glanced over and saw: me. Sleepy McBlondie, with my head tilting to one side and my eyes shut tight. Now it’s all ruined and you want to give up the acting thing forever because man the show was good that night except for that one damn guy with the ultimate critique of closed eyelids.

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Groundhog Day Musical Logo

Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson alongside the previously announced Andy Karl. The previously announced world premiere of the Broadway-bound Groundhog Day, a new musical with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and book by Danny Rubin (who co-scripted the 1993 film of the same name with Harold Ramis), has confirmed full casting for the production, which will begin performances July 11 prior to an official opening August 16 at the Old Vic, for a run through September 17.

 

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Benjamin Eakeley

Check out what James Olmstead (Composer for Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist) has been up to. SHORT HILLS, NJ - COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH presents BENJAMIN EAKELEY in a reprise of his solo cabaret debut, “BROADWAY SWINGER,” on May 15, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Short Hills Club in Short Hills, New Jersey. Benjamin Eakeley and his four-piece jazz band reinterpret classic songs from the 1960s in a lounge act that chronicles the American stage’s evolution from conservative to carefree.

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Legos Land on Broadway!

By Deirdre Morales   Posted 5.5.2016   On Stage, lego, tony, fun
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Most of us have witnessed the likes of Superman, Batman, Luke Skywalker, and The Transformers in LEGO form. But how about King George, Lotti Gee, or Alice Murphy? Check out how artist and thespian enthusiast Jack Abrams reimagines our heroes and villains of Broadway...

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