Odds & Ends: National Theatre's Cyrano de Bergerac Starring James McAvoy to Play U.S. Cinemas & More

Source: | Posted: December 13 2019 @ 4:44 pm

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today.

National Theatre's Cyrano de Bergerac Starring James McAvoy to Play U.S. Cinemas
The National Theatre's NT Live program has announced a February 20, 2020 broadcast of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac headlined by His Dark Materials star James McAvoy. Jamie Lloyd directs the previously announced London production, currently playing London's National through February 29, 2020. Set in seventeenth-century Paris, Cyrano de Bergerac tells the tale of a renowned romantic who lends his gift of words to a handsome cadet in order to vicariously win over the woman who scorns him for his abnormally large nose. McAvoy is a veteran of the West End stage who earned Olivier nominations for his turns in Three Days of Rain, Macbeth and The Ruling Class.

Vineyard Theatre to Honor Paula Vogel & Daryl Roth at Annual Gala
Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre has announced Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel and Tony-winning producer Daryl Roth as honorees at the company's upcoming benefit gala. The event will be held at 583 Park Avenue on April 20, 2020 at 6:00pm. Among Vogel's plays that have been produced by the Vineyard include the Pulitzer-winning How I Learned to Drive ...

Mars Rucker was Paralyzed as a Child; Now They're Dancing in Broadway's Tina

Source: | Posted: December 13 2019 @ 4:40 pm

When non-binary dancer Mars Rucker was six years old, they were diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, a disorder caused by inflammation of the spinal cord, which resulted in most of their body being paralyzed. They were told they would never move again and that, "I could die if the disease went to my heart," they recalled. But Rucker proved those doctors wrong; they're now dancing nightly on a Broadway stage in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

Growing up in Houston, Texas, Rucker was introduced to dance at the early age of three. After the diagnosis, they were determined to keep that love of dance alive. "I had this expectation that I would never move again, so I got into watching dance in film and on TV," they said. "It was something that rekindled my love so when I was able to get back into it, there was a new drive that I'd never had before. I had been in a hospital bed dying for such long time that I wanted to see what kind of dancer I could become. It was such a miracle."

Coming back into the studio may have been an easy decision for Rucker, but learning how to ...

Go Inside the High-Flying Rehearsal of Cirque du Soleil's 'Twas the Night Before...

Source: | Posted: December 13 2019 @ 4:18 pm

Check out rehearsal clips of Cirque du Soleil's new show 'Twas the Night Before... that's playing at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. #LiveatFive with Hannah Elless of A Christmas Carol

Source: | Posted: December 13 2019 @ 3:40 pm

Hannah Elless stops by HQ to chat about A Christmas Carol and more with Beth Stevens.

PIX11 Will Partner with The Broadway Channel for New Episode of Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal

Source: | Posted: December 13 2019 @ 3:35 pm

PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting's New York flagship station, has partnered with The Broadway Channel to present a new episode of Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal, a monthly series of specials about Broadway and the theater community.

Hosted by PIX11's Emmy-winning anchor, Tamsen Fadal, the latest installment will air on PIX11 in New York on December 15 at 6:00pm.

The new episode will feature:

Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal is executive-produced by John Gore ...

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