Check Out this Awesome Virtual Tour of Wicked’s B’way Home

first_img View Comments from $95.00 Related Shows Wicked Can you spot the green girl? Nose around the Gershwin Theatre, home to Broadway blockbuster Wicked, with Google’s brand new virtual tour. Click here to check out all four levels of the gorgeous theater and see over 15 Wicked characters and artifacts in their natural habitat. These beautiful panoramic shots are stitched together to create an interactive experience similar to Google’s famous street views. So what are you waiting for? The Gershwin doors are (virtually) open for you!last_img

Euan Morton & Jeremy Kushnier to Lead Atomic

first_img Morton received a Tony nomination for his performance as Boy George in Taboo; his additional theater credits include The Film Society, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Cyrano de Bergerac. Kushnier, who recently performed in the Taboo Tenth Anniversary concert at 54 Below, has appeared on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey boys, Footoose and Rent. Gettelfinger’s Broadway credits include A Free Man of Color, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Nine. In addition to Morton, Kushnier and Gettelfinger, the cast of Atomic will include David Abeles, Alexis Fishman, Jonathan Hammond, James David Larson, Preston Sadlier and Grace Stockdale. The musical will feature choreography by Dean Walsh, music direction by Andrew Peterson, sets by Neil Patel, costumes by Emma Kingsbury, lighting by David Finn and sound by Jon Weston. Related Shows Atomic blasts open the doors of the Manhattan Project, a Government funded program of top scientists with the task of creating the world’s first Atomic Bomb. Leo Szilard is the mastermind behind atomic power, but his heart has reservations. Ethics, scientific progress, and true love are tested as Leo discovers exactly what he’s capable of when someone believes in him. Ethics, scientific progress, and true love: all set to song! Tony nominee Euan Morton, Jeremy Kushnier and Sara Gettelfinger will star in the U.S. premiere of the musical Atomic at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. The tuner, with book and lyrics by Danny Ginges and Gregory Bonsignore and music and lyrics by Philip Foxman, will play from June 26 through August 16, with opening night set for July 13. Damien Gray will direct.center_img Atomic View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 16, 2014last_img read more

Disgraced Star Hari Dhillon on His Accidental Acting Career

first_img View Comments “I needed to make some money when I was just leaving school, so for Kaiser, I taught an AIDS education program at juvenile detention centers. I did that all throughout Northern California and Hawaii.” Age: 45 “My family was pretty traditional, but when my father first moved to the States, he was adamant that we didn’t live in a solely Indian community, but in places that had a mix of cultures. He said, ‘If we’re gonna be in America, we should be in America.’” Disgraced Hometown: “In and around the San Francisco Bay Area.” “Amir is a complicated guy, but I identify with changing your name [to assimilate in another culture]. When I was younger, no one could get their head around Hari. It was either changed to Harry or Hank.” “Getting into acting was accidental. I was going to Berkeley for English and Political Science—I needed to fulfill an art credit, and I was too late to register for a sculpture class, which is what I really wanted. I was pretty naïve! I found a scene from Death of a Salesman, memorized it and got into the acting class.”center_img Stage & Screen Cred: Before starring in the 2013 London production of Disgraced, Dhillon appeared in A Perfect Wedding in Los Angeles and Mother Teresa is Dead at the Royal Court Theatre. Since 2007, Dhillon has played surgeon Michael Spence on BBC One’s Holby City. Related Shows Current Role: An impassioned Broadway debut as Amir Kapoor, a New York City corporate lawyer who grapples with his Pakistani heritage and Muslim upbringing in Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. “With Broadway audiences, I’ve noticed some nights they laugh more, while other nights they listen quite intently. In Disgraced, the audience becomes the sixth cast member.” “Moving to India was a complete culture shock. From five to six, I was there for about nine months. I had no idea about outdoor toilets, and at that time there wasn’t a lot of electricity. But by the time I left, I loved it. I had the hardest time out of any of our family going back.” Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2015last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Romola Garai Tapped for Young Vic & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Romola Garai & Simon Stephens Tapped for Young Vic London’s buzzy Young Vic theatre has announced its new season. The lineup includes Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure this fall, headlined by recent off-Broadway alum and screen star Romola Garai, and the U.K. premiere of Song From Far Away. The latter is a new play by Simon Stephens, who is currently represented on Broadway by the acclaimed Curious Incident and will be directed by Ivo van Hove. Since the venue’s most recent hits have included A View from the Bridge and Streetcar, we’re definitely hoping to cross the pond to catch these new productions. Larry Kramer & Gay Men’s Health Crisis Make Peace The real-life rift featured in the Tony-winning The Normal Heart (and recent HBO screen adaptation starring Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts) is healing. According to The New York Times, playwright Larry Kramer will be honored by Gay Men’s Health Crisis at its annual spring gala on March 23 by establishing a lifetime achievement award in his name. Kramer was instrumental in founding the volunteer AIDS organization in 1981, but he was later ejected for his methods of highlighting the epidemic. View Commentscenter_img Matthew James Thomas Releases New Tune Broadway alum Matthew James Thomas (Pippin, Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark) has released a new song “Days” from his EP No Sound At All. You can check it out here. Watch Martin Short Make the Mother of All Entrances It’s been a long week, so trust It’s Only a Play’s Martin Short to put us in a playful weekend mood. The funnyman stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman on February 5 and parodied Frank Sinatra by singing “Fly Me Through the Room”…while channeling Allison Williams in Peter Pan Live!. Watch below and you’ll be ready for Friday night fun too!last_img read more

New York Premieres by John Pollono & More Featured in New MCC Season

first_img Additional information, including creative team and cast, for these productions will be announced later. Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride follows Casey, an Elvis impersonator-turned-drag queen of the Florida Panhandle. Performances will run from August 20 through September 27. Opening night is set for September 9. Mike Donahue will direct. Lost Girls marks Pollono’s return to MCC alongside director Jo Bonney following the 2013 thriller Small Engine Repair. The new drama, which will begin on October 22, explores a blue-collar family’s struggle to rise above their limited means after a divorce and the disappearance of their teenage daughter. The play will open on November 9 and run through November 29. The 2015-16 MCC Theater season will feature three New York premieres. The season kicks off with Matthew Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride. Next will be John Pollono’s Lost Girls, followed by Smokefall by Noah Haidle. A fourth production will be announced at a later date. All shows will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre off-Broadway.center_img Anne Kauffman, who directed MCC’s current production of The Nether, will helm Haidle’s Smokefall. The show combines magical realism with manic vaudeville while introducing audiences to two prenatal philosophy-swapping Twins, a dirt-eating Beauty, Father and the show’s guide, a man named Footnote. Performances will run from February 3, 2016 through March 13. Opening night is set for February 22. View Commentslast_img read more

The Book of Mormon Will Receive Australian Sit-Down Production

first_img Related Shows from $69.00 A whole lot of Mormons are heading down under. The Tony-winning The Book of Mormon will receive a sit-down production at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre beginning in January 2017. Casting for the Australian mounting will be announced at a later date.Featuring a book and score by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon follows two mismatched Mormon missionaries as they are sent to Uganda to spread their religion. Upon arrival they learn their training may not have quite prepared them for the many challenges they are about to face.In addition to Broadway, the show has two current U.S. national tours (one of which began as a sit-down in Chicago) and currently plays London’s West End. The Great White Way production opened in March 2011 and went on to win 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The Book of Mormon View Commentslast_img read more

Isn’t It Grand? Amy Spanger Will Return to Broadway’s Chicago

first_img from $49.50 View Comments Related Shows Broadway baby Amy Spanger is going back to the clink! She will return to the long-running revival of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre August 4 through August 16. She takes over for current Roxie, Brandy Norwood, who departs the production on August 2. Rumer Willis will begin performances in the role on August 18.In addition to Chicago, Spanger has appeared on Broadway in Elf, Rock of Ages, The Wedding Singer, Urinetown, Kiss Me, Kate and Sunset Boulevard. She starred in tick, tick…BOOM! off-Broadway and her regional and touring credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, Rent, Chicago, A Chorus Line and Robin and the Seven Hoods.The cast also currently includes Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Ivan Hernandez as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Chicagolast_img read more

Tix Now On Sale for Broadway Revival of Fiddler on the Roof

first_imgMiracle of Miracles! Tickets are now available for the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Directed by The King and I’s Bartlett Sher and starring five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, Tony nominee Jessica Hecht and stage alum Adam Kantor, performances will begin on November 12. Opening night is set for December 17 at the Broadway Theatre.Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof takes place in Anatevka, a village in Tsarist Russia during the eve of the revolution. Tevye is a poor milkman who cares for his five daughters. While he and the rest of the elders in the village are deeply routed in tradition, his daughters’ forward thinking clashes with Tevye’s principles and causes a rift in the family. The musical features a book by Joseph Stein and a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick that features the songs “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”The production will feature choreography by Hofesh Shechter, based on original conceptions and choreography by Jerome Robbins, along with scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Scott Lehrer and music direction and arrangements by Ted Sperling. Fiddler on the Roof Danny Burstein View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016 Related Shows Star Fileslast_img read more

John Sanders Begins Performances in B’way’s Matilda

first_img Related Shows View Comments Lesli Margherita, AKA Mrs. Wormwood, has a new hubby! John Sanders will join the Broadway production of Matilda on September 13 as Mr. Wormwood. He replaces Rick Holmes in the tuner, which is set to shutter on January 1, 2017 at the Shubert Theatre.Sanders originated the roles of The Party Entertainer and Sergei in Matilda on Broadway and also appeared in Peter and the Starcatcher.Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.The current cast additionally includes Bryce Ryness as Miss Trunchbull, Jennifer Blood as Miss Honey and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps. Ava Briglia, Aviva Winick and Willow McCarthy share the title role. John Sanderscenter_img Matilda Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017last_img read more

Small-space Gardening

first_imgThe vines of these varieties don’t elongate like the typical watermelon or cantaloupevariety. So they take much less space. And with the proper care and water, they willproduce fruit the same size as standard or long-internode types. An alternative for vining crops such as cantaloupe and cucumber is to go vertical.These vining crops can be trained on a trellis or wire frame. Use a cloth or net sling tosupport fruit on these plants. Cantaloupe, particularly, will slip from the vine when ripeand may be damaged if not supported while growing on a trellis. Of course, many vegetables can grow in small spaces without resorting to plantingspecial varieties or using special cultural practices. Indeterminate tomatoes, on the other hand, keep growing and setting flowers and fruitthroughout the growing season. Unfortunately, many people with limited space forgo a vegetable garden. This need notbe the case, since many vegetable varieties can be planted in small spaces. Culturalpractices can also reduce the amount of space you need. What do the terms mean? Watermelon and cantaloupe usually require a lot of space to grow. The vining nature ofthese plants will quickly cover some real estate. Fortunately, some varieties of both are “dwarf.” That is, they require less room togrow. Often these dwarf varieties are called bush or short-internode types. These would include lettuce, mustard, onions, radish, and spinach, to name a few. Anyof the vegetables of which you harvest the leaves, such as collards and kale, can begrown in small spaces. Just harvest immature leaves, before the plants become verylarge. Beans and southern peas also have varieties that are bush types rather than vining. Theyrequire less space and offer excellent yields. Tomatoes are garden favorites many people think require a lot of space. But manytypes of tomatoes don’t need much space to grow. Often, size differences in tomatoplants are distinguished by the terms determinate and indeterminate. Determinate tomatoes grow to a certain size, then produce flowers and fruit. There canbe varying degrees of determinate-type tomatoes as well. Those that are stronglydeterminate are often called patio tomatoes because they can be grown in a pot on apatio or terrace. Some of these varieties will only grow 1-2 feet tall. Spring is early this year, with growers busy in their fields planting spring crops.Homeowners, too, are busy planning gardens and buying plants.last_img read more