January 25, 2020 at 7:38 pm #1203304960
Maryland’s Rep Stage has announced its 2020-2021 season lineup. http://www.playbill.com/article/falsettos-seascape-more-set-for-rep-stages-20202021-seasonJanuary 27, 2020 at 6:24 am #1203314144
I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing Nathan Peck, who will be directing and choreographing North Carolina Theatre’s upcoming production of Kinky Boots, which will take place from February 11th-16th.January 29, 2020 at 2:04 pm #1203318988
The upcoming stage musical adaptation of The Notebook will be having its world premiere at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater this fall.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Chicago-Shakespeare-Theater-Will-Stage-World-Premiere-of-THE-NOTEBOOK-Musical-with-Music-and-Lyrics-by-Ingrid-Michaelson-20200129January 30, 2020 at 5:24 pm #1203320804
Todrick Hall, who was originally supposed to play Lola in the upcoming 3-D Theatricals production of Kinky Boots, has withdrawn from the show due to a scheduling conflict. The role will now be played by Cornelius Jones, Jr. The rest of the cast has also been announced. http://www.playbill.com/article/cornelius-jones-jr-replaces-todrick-hall-in-3-d-theatricals-kinky-boots-complete-cast-announcedJanuary 30, 2020 at 5:57 pm #1203320844
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of the musical The Secret Of My Success, based on the 1987 film starring Michael J. Fox. The show will run at Chicago’s Paramount Theatre from February 12-March 29. http://www.playbill.com/article/melody-a-betts-and-more-complete-cast-for-world-premiere-of-the-secret-of-my-success-musical-starring-billy-harrigan-tigheJanuary 31, 2020 at 12:58 pm #1203322307
Complete casting has been announced for Riverside Theatre’s production of La Cage Aux Folles, which will run from March 10-29. http://www.playbill.com/article/cast-complete-for-riverside-theatres-la-cage-aux-follesFebruary 3, 2020 at 4:45 pm #1203328794
Casting has been announced for the production of Zorro: The Musical at Manchester’s Hope Mills Theatre, which will run from March 14-April 18. http://www.playbill.com/article/immersive-new-uk-production-of-zorro-the-musical-finds-its-castFebruary 5, 2020 at 2:42 pm #1203331730
Sean Hayes will star as actor/composer Oscar Levant in Doug Wright’s play Good Night, Oscar at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre starting in January of next year. http://www.playbill.com/article/sean-hayes-to-play-oscar-levant-in-doug-wrights-good-night-oscarFebruary 9, 2020 at 11:55 am #1203336637
Harriet Harris and Lee Sellars will star as Senators Margaret Chase Smith and Joseph McCarthy, respectively, in the world premiere of Tony winner Joe DiPietro’s play Conscience at the George Street Playhouse from March 3-29. http://www.playbill.com/article/tony-winner-harriet-harris-and-lee-sellars-will-star-in-world-premiere-of-joe-dipietros-conscienceFebruary 10, 2020 at 5:21 pm #1203342265
Knot Free Productions will be presenting a production of Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler’s 1973 Tony-winning musical, A Little Night Music, at The Greenway Court Theatre in West Hollywood, California this May.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Garrett-Clayton-Daisy-Eagan-and-Catherine-Wadkins-To-Star-in-A-LITTLE-NIGHT-MUSIC-in-Los-Angeles-This-May-20200210February 10, 2020 at 8:10 pm #1203342340
This year’s Williamstown Theatre Festival lineup has been announced, which will include a production of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Audra McDonald as Blanche, Carla Gugino as Stella, and Bobby Cannavale as Stanley. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/198387/audra-mcdonald-led-a-streetcar-named-desire-to-launch-new-season-at-williamstown-theatre-festival/February 11, 2020 at 5:12 pm #1203343475
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, which received the Regional Theatre Award at last year’s Tonys, has announced their 2020-2021 season lineup. http://www.playbill.com/article/theatreworks-silicon-valley-sets-sense-sensibility-musical-man-of-la-mancha-more-for-20202021-seasonFebruary 11, 2020 at 5:13 pm #1203343477
The Berkshires-based Shakespeare & Company, has unveiled their 2020 season lineup. http://www.playbill.com/article/shakespeare-company-unveils-2020-seasonFebruary 12, 2020 at 8:12 am #1203344212
Last night, I got to catch a local production of Kinky Boots in my area. Today, I give my review.
Director/choreographer Nathan Peck (who was a swing throughout the entire run of the Broadway production) mostly recreates Jerry Mitchell’s work with cinematic staging and showstopping production numbers. The very talented cast he’s assembled consists of people who have done the show before as well as newcomers to the material.
Graham Scott Fleming proves to be quite a caring Charlie Price as he goes on a character arc throughout the show from starting out as a reluctant guy to take over his father’s shoe factory to having a change of heart. Joseph Anthony Byrd gives a very dynamic performance as the drag queen with a heart of gold, Lola. When he’s appearing as his alter-ego, he shows off a very fierce and flamboyant personality. Yet, Byrd is also able to display some more tender moments in the show, especially near the end of Act I with such a heartfelt rendition of ‘Not My Father’s Son’. Other highlights of the cast include Sydni Beaudoin as working class girl, Lauren, who ends up falling in love with Charlie. She even gets to display some nice comedic skills in her big number, ‘The History of Wrong Guys’; Grace Stockdale as Charlie’s long-term girlfriend, Nicola; Joe Coots factory worker, Don; and John Scherer as factory manager, George.February 13, 2020 at 2:12 pm #1203345906
Jason Alexander is set to direct a new stage adaptation of Warren Adler’s novel, The War of the Roses, at Ogunquit Playhouse, with hopes of a Broadway transfer thereafter.
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