Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving Broadway.com listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show, Elaine Paige on Sunday. This week, Elaine Paige reviews a production of Betty Blue Eyes at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, a drama school in London headed by Dame Judi Dench. Betty Blue Eyes closed on February 12. Based on the 1984 film Private Function, Betty Blue Eyes was first produced by Cameron Mackintosh on the West End in 2011. Featuring music by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe, Betty Blue Eyes is a British comedy set in post-World War II England; the original production featured an animatronic pig (it's not the first musical from Honk! writers Stiles and Drewe about a farm animal). Be sure to listen to Paige discuss the musical below.
It’s not clear who sprayed the irritant, or what it was, exactly. “Two people were treated at the scene for breathing difficulties following the 4:15 p.m. incident at the Broadhurst Theater in Midtown, which has 1,156 seats.” – New York Daily News
Presidents’ Day, February 17, is on the horizon. This national holiday is a tribute to and remembrance of the men who have helmed the Executive Branch of our government. Often, these leaders have earned legendary status, while others went down as quiet footnotes in American history. Many of them, including a few fictional presidents, have…
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Oh, the little things you do together. The cast and creatives of Company—director Marianne Elliott's gender-bending revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's classic musical about marriage, middle age and an anxiety-stricken 35th birthday—celebrated Galentines Day at The Crosby Hotel on February 13. They met the press, posed for photos and performed some songs from the show. The revival, which transfers to Broadway this season after an Olivier Award-winning run in the West End, has a cast including Katrina Lenk as Bobbie, Patti LuPone as Joanne, Christopher Sieber as Harry, Rashidra Scott as Susan and Nikki Renée Daniels as Jenny. See the cast pose at the party below. Company begins performances on March 2 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.Patti LuPone Kyle Dean Massey, Claybourne Elder and Bobby Conte Thornton Katrina Lenk and director Marianne Elliot The company of Company
The Broadway-bound revival of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club, will open at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 22, 2020, with preview performances commencing on March 27. This will mark the Broadway premiere of the play, the show having enjoyed a celebrated run Off-Broadway…
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