Charles McNulty: “What is the distinctive stamp of L.A. theater? In posing this question to myself, I find my answer to be dismayingly similar to what I would have said when I moved to Los Angeles from New York 14 years ago to be The Times’ theater critic. The theater has remained decentralized, widely variable […]
The idea of audience development as a solution has taken over everything in arts organizations, but there’s more to it, at least from the audience side. “Being an audience member means being a citizen, customer, community member, and worker. It is a sort of control interface for ruling.” – HowlRound
Well, what the heck: “Agreeing to host an immersive show when not connected to the company is a daring step. The spaces are not – for obvious reasons – designed for it. The host is not a professional. The address may be anywhere and so guarantees of ticket sales for any given postcode may be […]
Whatever your pleasure—old-school or brand new musicals, a timely play, a benefit honoring Broadway stars or a juicy TV biopic—our list of must-do events for the week of October 14 through 20 includes something you’ll love.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14
PETS' BEST FRIEND
Since adopting Boo, their canine co-star in the 2007 musical Legally Blonde, Orfeh and Andy Karl have tirelessly advocated for rescued animals. (Who can forget the 2012 doggie wedding of Boo and Piper, which raised money for no-kill shelters?) Now the Broadway spouses are being honored at "Best in Shows," a starry cabaret benefitting The Humane Society of New York. A surprise roster of singers and a supporting cast of precious pups will serenade Orfeh and Andy, this year’s winners of the Sandy Fund Award, established by Tony-honored animal trainer Bill Berloni and his wife, Dorothy. Attendees help provide lifesaving care for homeless dogs and cats while enjoying a show masterminded by music director Seth Rudetsky. Congrats to all!
INFO: 7PM on October 14 at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street). Tickets start at $225, including an open bar and small plates. Click for more info.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14
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Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving Broadway.com listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show, Elaine Paige on Sunday, and this week audiences are getting an exclusive world premiere. Not only is Britain's Got Talent winning group Collabro is debuting a new tune on this week's episode, but some of your favorite tunes from movies will also get their shot in the spotlight. Listeners will also get the usual dose of Broadway's best, incluing a double bill from The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, which opens at Broadway's Longacre Theatre on October 16. As always, Paige discusses need-to-know information about what's happening on the other side of the pond. Be sure to hit the play button below to listen to this week's episode!
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