Based on the music of Abba, the long running hit show Mamma Mia is in the middle of it’s farewell tour. The tour stops at Baltimore’s France-Merrick Hippodrome Theater this weekend for a very limited engagement. I caught up with one of the stars of the current production – Lizzie Markson. She plays the Sophie a young woman who is about to get married. Ahead of her wedding she wants to find out who her real father is. She invites the 3 candidates to her wedding and music and hi-jinks ensue. Really it’s just an excuse to wear funky 70’s outfits and sing Abba. Nothing wrong with that. Mamma Mia is at the Hippodrome, January 13 – 15th. Check out the official tour site for a stop near you.
Continue reading Exclusive: Mamma Mia Star Lizzie Markson Talks about the Final Tour
Chris McCarrell, will star in a brand-new production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical this March at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Written by Joe Tracz (Netflix “Series of Unfortunate Events”) and Rob Rokicki (Strange Tails), and directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar), the strictly limited engagement will begin performances on March 23, opening on Tuesday, April 4 and will run through May 6, 2017.
Continue reading Percy Jackson – The Musical?
America Salutes You, a concert honoring those who serve in the military, veterans, and their families, will take place on Saturday, November 12, at 8pm CT at the Rosemont Theater outside of Chicago in Rosemont, Illinois. “America Salutes You” performers include Cyndi Lauper, Gavin DeGraw, country music legend Wanda Jackson, Hoodie Allen, CeCe Winans, Anthony Kearns, Ricky Skaggs, Tegan Marie, Savannah Maddison and many others.
Tickets for America Salutes You are now on sale.
America Salutes You will be broadcast nationally on Tribune Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Graham Media Group stations and Ion Television. Westwood One will carry the concert on radio and stream online at LiveStream, Military.com and TV Worldwide.
Read on for further details.
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During the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Hippodrome, November 1-6, the theatre as well as the below locations will be accepting donations of costume jewelry, girls’ princess dresses and teen prom dresses for girls in need.
- Heart to Heart Hair Studio, 215 W Bel Air Ave, Aberdeen
- Happy Hair Salon, 6 Commercial Plaza, Elkton -Amanda’s Florist, 203 N. Washington St., HdG
- K & B Bridals, 54 N. Main St., Bel Air
- The Hair Cuttery at Harford Mall
The program is sponsored by the Aberdeen Lioness Lions Club, the Hippodrome and the company of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
I only watched 1 debate this entire election season and I’m still trying to wash the stench of last week off. For you masochist, or people who want to share your misery with, the folks at the Angelika Film Center are going to show the debates in one of their theaters. Many people on my facebook feed watch the debates like it’s an fun movie, now you have your chance! Grab some gourmet popcorn, fancy sammiches and hang with your fellow political addicts! Admission is FREE and doors open at 8pm. The debate will be next Wednesday, October 19, at 9pm. Sadly, I’ll be in London watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Jingle Ball is one of my favorite events of the year. For one reasonable price I get to see some of the year’s hot performers in one spot, in one night. The acts are on just long enough to get a taste of all the hits. I also appreciate that it’s a well run show with no downtime in between acts. This year’s Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball takes place at the Verizon Center, December 2016. The lineup includes Meghan Trainor, The Chainsmokers, G-Eazy, Fifth Harmony, Diplo, Ellie Goulding, DNCE, Alessia Cara, Tove Lo and Daya, plus a Special Guest appearance from Niall Horan. Capitol One Presale starts, Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 10am and general public on the 17th. Proceeds will be donated to the The Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Check out the Hot 99.5 website for more information.
Earlier this week, international superstar Pitbull gave students the thrill of a lifetime as he stopped by the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Sports Leadership and Management Academy of Nevada charter school.
Continue reading Pitbull Doing Good In The Community – Surprises Students
I think everyone who follows me on Facebook knows of my obsession and story regarding Hamilton. I was offered press tickets during it’s opening run, but was too damn lazy to go up to NYC to see it. Then of course once it exploded I lost my opportunity and my contact was like “Go away you hockey puck!” By pure chance I ended up seeing the show earlier this year. So to say I was excited to get a chance to meet and talk to Lin-Manuel Miranda was an understatement.
Continue reading Lin Manuel Miranda Receives National Archives Record of Achievement Award
They may have been runners up on America’s Got Talent, but illusionist duo The Clairvoyants are heading to Broadway as stars of a new, magical revue: The Illusionsts – Turn Of The Century.
For details, read on.
Continue reading Fresh From America’s Got Talent, The Clairvoyants Invade Broadway!
Love Jones The Musical, a stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed 1997 Love Jones film, is scheduled to tour nationally this Fall/ Winter. The stage production will boast an all-star cast of R&B music’s biggest names including Chrisette Michelle, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, Raheem Devaughn and Dave Hollister whowere all carefully selected to star in the must see musical event of the year. Love Jones The Musical will debut in Oklahoma City on September 9th.
For more information about Love Jones The Musical, go to www.lovejonesthemusical.com. It comes to DC’s National Theater Nov 15 – 22nd.
Continue reading Love Jones The Musical? Yes, it’s Happening!
The Broadway musical, Bridges of Madison County starts its extended run at The Kennedy Center this week. The show, based on author Robert James Waller’s hugely successful book, which was also adapted into film by Clint Eastwood. This is a story about love won, love lost and the general messiness of life.
Continue reading The Bridges of Madison County Soars at The Kennedy Center