The anticipated limited Broadway engagement of David Mamet’s new play CHINA DOLL, which stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), will start performances tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Tickets for CHINA DOLL are also available for purchase online at www.telecharge.com, or by calling (212) 239-6200.
I love watching Musicals where I “learn” something new or discover that some of my favorite songs were written by the same person. One of the biggest and most celebrated musicals of the last few years – The National Tour ofBeautiful – The Carole King Musical iscurrently doing an extended stint (October 6 – 25th) in Washington, DC at The Kennedy Center.
Finding Neverland is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway right now and the show is undergoing some changes. Starting with Broadway veteran Terrance Mann (Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserable) will take over the roles of “Charles Frohman” and “Captain Hook”. The show is released it’s new upcoming fall/winter schedule. Starting November 3rd, the show is cancelling it’s Wednesday evening performance in favor of adding Sunday evening shows. The new show will now have performances Tuesday at 7:30pm; Wednesday at 2pm; Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 3pm & 7:30pm. I desperately need a Broadway weekend!
Bombshell – the Marilyn Monroe musical that was being rehearsed on NBC’s now-canceled series Smash – is being readied for life as an stage production following a successful, one night event concert staged as a benefit of the Actors Fund.
Today, Republic Records releases Finding Neverland The Album everywhere. Get it HERE! The official musical companion to the acclaimed Broadway production of Finding Neverland sees music’s top stars reimagine the show’s songs. Kiesza’s music video for “Stronger”,premiered today on VEVO, watch it HERE! Check out more at www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com/music.
I make it a point not to watch award shows, but one of my favorites is The Tony Awards, which airs tonight on CBS. While Finding Neverland was surprisingly snubbed this year, they are going to have a big presence at the show. In order to promote their brand new Album, they will be performing tonight, J-Lo, Nick Jonas, and Kiesza will do the introductory honors. Finding Neverland – The Album is a collection of songs from the musical reimagined by some of today’s biggest stars.
If you happen to be in NYC this Wednesday, this is a friendly reminder that the Broadway League’s newly annual Broadway’s Stars in the Alley is happening from 10:30 – 12:30 rain or shine in the Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Guess I have to get a Junior’s Cheesecake and since I’m going to be there, you just know it’s going to rain. Grrr…. But it’s one of my favorite events of the year. Where else are you going to see 19 of the top Broadway shows performing in an outdoor concert for free? Hosted by Hedwig and the Angry Inch star Darren Christ it’s a celebration of Broadway and a non-official rehearsal for the Tony Awards which airs June 7th.
One of my favorite events of the year is the Broadway League’s “Stars In The Alley event. It’s a free event where most of the active musicals on Broadway put on a free concert for the public in the alley by NYC’s famed Shubert Theatre. Over 15 shows are participating in this event making it a great way to get a taste of the best of Broadway. It’s sort of a preview/dress rehearsal for the Tony Awards – without the pomp. The full line-up for this year’s show, hosted by Hedwig and the Angry Inch Star Darrin Criss is below.
In keeping with the spirit of art historian Heidi Holland and her adventurous journey through the remarkable decades of 60s, 70s, and 80s art and culture, producers have announced that the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles will offer a free one-year membership to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) with the purchase of two full price orchestra or front mezzanine tickets to any performance of The Heidi Chronicles through April 16. Tickets must be purchased on or before February 22. Those who are already MoMA members will receive a one-year extension on their membership.
Producers of the anticipated new Broadway musical Finding Neverland are pleased to announce the opening of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office (205 West 46th Street) today, February 9 at 10am. For tickets and more information, please visit www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com.
Full cast announced and debut television spot released for Broadway’s anticipated Finding Neverland, the enchanting new musical tale of how Peter Pan became Pan.
Previews begin Sunday, March 15 and opening night is set for Wednesday, April 15 with the cast led by Matthew Morrison (“Glee,”South Pacific), Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier,” La Cage aux Folles), Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins) and Carolee Carmello (Parade) at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on West 46th Street.
Complete details and ticket information after the jump!