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Girl From North Country Moving to Broadway

Source: BroadwayDirect.com | Posted: June 18 2019 @ 12:26 pm

The off-Broadway company of The Girl from the North Country, coming to Broadway in FAll 2020Girl From North Country, the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that enjoyed a celebrated run at the Public Theatre earlier this season, is coming to Broadway. The musical with a book by Conor McPherson (The Seafarer, The Weir), with a score composed of Bob Dylan songs, will play Broadway’s Belasco Theatre, with a February 2020 opening.…

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Charlie Pollock on Being a 'Giddy Schoolgirl' Joining Pretty Woman and Singing at Parent-Teacher Talent Shows

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: June 18 2019 @ 11:44 am

Charlie Pollock is back on Broadway in Pretty Woman as misogynistic lawyer Phillip Stuckey, a role he took over from original cast member Jason Danieley. It's been five years since Pollock was last seen on a Broadway stage in Violet, and he was more than thrilled when he found out that he would be hanging out on Rodeo Drive. "I was in rehearsal when my agent called," Pollock told Beth Stevens in a recent interview on Broadway.com's #LiveAtFive."It's so funny because I got giddy. I was literally like a giddy schoolgirl. The whole cast and company have been super supportive and the show is such a joy bomb that I get to sour up a little bit."

While Pollock may just now be joining the Broadway cast, he has a long history with Pretty Woman. "I did a couple of the readings early on," he said. "I read as Phil Stuckey, so this feels very full-circle to me. I had a crazy song that was all about making money and selling things that's gone. There was another song in its place that got cut in Chicago that Jason Danieley sang beautifully because he's got the ...

An Oral History Of ‘Oh! Calcutta!, Which Premiered 50 Years Ago

Source: ArtsJournal.com | Posted: June 18 2019 @ 11:34 am

“An erotic revue conceived by the English theater critic Kenneth Tynan, Oh! Calcutta! took it all off at the Eden Theater, a former pornographic cinema that had been renovated by the show’s producer. … [Tynan] solicit[ed] anyone and everyone to submit a titillating sketch. Nothing ‘about art or redeeming literary merit,’ he advised. A lot […]

What Goes On Backstage At The World’s Oldest Theatre Collective

Source: ArtsJournal.com | Posted: June 18 2019 @ 11:03 am

“Theatre collective” may seem a surprising way to describe the Comédie-Française (est. 1680), but it’s accurate: the company is owned and controlled by its actors and other members. Reporter Laura Cappelle pays a visit to see how it all works. – The Guardian

Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit to Receive New Film Adaptation with Judi Dench

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: June 18 2019 @ 10:53 am

A fresh film version of Noël Coward's iconic farce Blithe Spirit has been newly announced by Variety. Filming is underway for the flick, which will feature Tony- and Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench in the standout role of medium Madame Arcati. Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher and Leslie Mann will co-star.

Blithe Spirit tells the story of Charles (Stevens) and his wife, Ruth (Fisher), who invite their friends the Bradmans over for dinner and a séance with local clairvoyant Madame Arcati (Dench), whom they are convinced is a fake. Soon, the ghost of Charles' first wife, Elvira (Mann), is summoned and overstays her welcome, creating a rift between Charles and his current wife Ruth. The feuding wives—one alive, one dead—plan to sabotage each other.

Blithe Spirit debuted on Broadway in 1941 and was first adapted into a major motion picture in 1945. Two TV movies (1956 and 1966) followed, in addition to three Broadway revivals (1943, 1987 and 2009), the latter of which won Angela Lansbury her fifth Tony Award for her turn as Madame Arcati.

Edward Hall is set to direct the new Blithe Spirit film, which is adapted by Piers Ashworth, Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft, and slated to arrive in ...

Girl From North Country Moving to Broadway

Source: BroadwayDirect.com | Posted: June 18 2019 @ 10:26 am

The off-Broadway company of The Girl from the North Country, coming to Broadway in FAll 2020Girl From North Country, the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that enjoyed a celebrated run at the Public Theatre earlier this season, is coming to Broadway. The musical with a book by Conor McPherson (The Seafarer, The Weir), with a score composed of Bob Dylan songs, will play Broadway’s Belasco Theatre, with a February 2020 opening.…

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Conor McPherson-Bob Dylan Musical Girl From the North Country Will Move to Broadway

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: June 18 2019 @ 10:10 am

The cast of Girl From North Country.

The acclaimed musical Girl From the North Country is headed uptown. The new show written and directed by Tony-nominated playwright Conor McPherson and featuring the music of Bob Dylan, which recently played a sold-out run at the Public Theater, will set up shop at the Belasco Theatre beginning on February 7, 2020. Opening night is set for March 5.

Girl From the North Country centers on a down-on-its-luck community on the brink of change in 1934 Duluth, Minnesota. The Public Theater engagement follows a sold-out run at London's Old Vic and a West End transfer.

The off-Broadway cast included three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as Mr. Burke, Tony nominee Mare Winningham as Elizabeth Laine, Tony nominee Stephen Bogardus as Nick Laine, Tony nominee David Pittu as Reverend Marlowe, Caitlin Houlahan as Kate Draper, Colton Ryan as Gene Laine, Todd Almond as Elias Burke, Jeannette Bayardelle as Mrs. Neilson, Sydney James Harcourt as Joe Scott, Robert Joy as Dr. Walker, Kimber Sprawl as Marianne Laine, Luba Mason as Mrs. Burke and Tom Nelis as Mr. Perry. The ensemble includes Matthew Frederick Harris, John Schiappa, Rachel Stern and Chelsea Lee Williams.

Broadway casting will be announced at a later date.

Newcomer Emma Grimsley Will Star as Christine Daaé in the U.S. Tour of The Phantom of the Opera

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: June 18 2019 @ 10:00 am

Newcomer Emma Grimsley will assume the role of Christine Daaé in the North American touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Grimsley will take over the role on August 7, when the tour begins performances at Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, HI. The Phantom of the Opera is playing in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre through July 7.

Grimsley made her national touring debut with The Phantom of the Opera and assumes the role of Christine Daaé after understudying the role on tour for the last two years. Her additional theater credits include Sweeney Todd, Glory Denied, Candide, Die Zauberflöte, ¡Figaro! and The Secret Garden.

The current touring cast of The Phantom of the Opera features Derrick Davis as The Phantom, Jordan Craig as Raoul, Trista Moldovan as Carlotta Giudicelli, David Benoit as Monsieur Firmin, Rob Lindley as Monsieur André, Susan Moniz as Madame Giry, Phumzile Sojola as Ubaldo Piangi and SarahGrace Mariani as Meg Giry.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of ...

Charlie Pollock on Being a 'Giddy Schoolgirl' Joining Pretty Woman and Singing at Parent-Teacher Talent Shows

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: June 18 2019 @ 9:44 am

Charlie Pollock is back on Broadway in Pretty Woman as misogynistic lawyer Phillip Stuckey, a role he took over from original cast member Jason Danieley. It's been five years since Pollock was last seen on a Broadway stage in Violet, and he was more than thrilled when he found out that he would be hanging out on Rodeo Drive. "I was in rehearsal when my agent called," Pollock told Beth Stevens in a recent interview on Broadway.com's #LiveAtFive."It's so funny because I got giddy. I was literally like a giddy schoolgirl. The whole cast and company have been super supportive and the show is such a joy bomb that I get to sour up a little bit."

While Pollock may just now be joining the Broadway cast, he has a long history with Pretty Woman. "I did a couple of the readings early on," he said. "I read as Phil Stuckey, so this feels very full-circle to me. I had a crazy song that was all about making money and selling things that's gone. There was another song in its place that got cut in Chicago that Jason Danieley sang beautifully because he's got the ...

An Oral History Of ‘Oh! Calcutta!, Which Premiered 50 Years Ago

Source: ArtsJournal.com | Posted: June 18 2019 @ 9:34 am

“An erotic revue conceived by the English theater critic Kenneth Tynan, Oh! Calcutta! took it all off at the Eden Theater, a former pornographic cinema that had been renovated by the show’s producer. … [Tynan] solicit[ed] anyone and everyone to submit a titillating sketch. Nothing ‘about art or redeeming literary merit,’ he advised. A lot […]

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