50 Shades! The Musical Parody on Sale

first_img 50 Shades! The Musical Related Shows 50 Shades! features a book by Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward and Dan Wessels and music and lyrics by Samuels, Davis, Shelton, Ward and Wessels. The musical opens with a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is lead on an amusing ride through Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s kinky relationship. The show features dance numbers and original songs delivered by a live, on-stage band accompanying the cast. View Comments This show is not to be confused with Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody, which featured parodies of hit songs and is also appearing off-Broadway. Handcuffs at the ready! Tickets are now available for  50 Shades! The Musical. The original parody of E.L. James’ erotic bestseller will begin performances off-Broadway on February 21. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, the lampoon musical will officially open March 12 at the Elektra Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 26, 2015last_img read more

Bridges Alum Steven Pasquale Lands Netflix Role

first_img Pasquale tweeted about the news: “Sweet wonderful tweeps. It’s just a small part. A re occurring character. I’m holding out for a musical. I promise!…But baby needs milk.” Bridges of Madison County alum Steven Pasquale has landed his first gig since the tuner’s premature shuttering on the Great White Way. He will feature alongside the previously reported Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz in an upcoming Netflix psychological thriller drama. According to Deadline, Pasquale will have a recurring role as a potential romantic interest for Linda Cardellini’s character in the 13-episode, yet to be named, series from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler. Star Files View Commentscenter_img We hope he’s back on the Great White Way soon! As well as Bridges, in which he starred opposite Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara, Pasquale has appeared on Broadway in Reasons to Be Pretty and off-Broadway in Fat Pig, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… and A Soldier’s Play. He was the star of NBC’s short-lived drama Do No Harm, and for seven seasons he starred as Sean Garrity on FX’s Rescue Me. Steven Pasqualelast_img read more

On the Town Will Offer Role to So You Think You Can Dance Winner

first_img View Comments The incoming Broadway revival of On the Town will offer a role to the Season 11 winner of FOX’s reality competition So You Think You Can Dance. The revival is set to begin previews on September 20 and open officially on October 16 at the Lyric Theatre. The winner would join the cast in the spring of 2015. If you need your dancing sailors fix before then (who doesn’t), On the Town choreographer Joshua Bergasse will choreograph a performance of the tuner’s “New York, New York,” featuring the Top 20 finalists for the July 9 episode. The new season premiered on May 28.  Related Shows On the Town follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical features music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Toe-tapping hits from the show include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.” The Broadway revival will star Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves, alongside Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress and Elizabeth Stanley. John Rando will direct. A handful of So You Think You Can Dance contestants from past seasons have made the leap to the Broadway stage, including Newsies’ Jess LeProtto (who had previously appeared in Bye Bye Birdie and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), Evan Kasprzak, Alex Wong and Thayne Jasperson (also of Matilda) and After Midnight’s Virgil Gadson. On the Town Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Shia LaBoeuf’s Day in Court & More

first_img Star Files Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 View Comments The Genie’s View This we have to see. 2014 Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart will co-host The View on July 25. We just know that Aladdin’s genius Genie will hold his own with the lively ladies of ABC’s hit show.   Audra McDonald’s Number One Six-time Tony award winner Audra McDonald has another achievement to add to her extremely long list. Her original Broadway cast recording of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is her highest- charting solo release ever. In its first week of release the record topped four of the Billboard Charts: #1 in Cast Albums, #1 in Jazz, #1 in Traditional Jazz and #1 in Heatseekers. You can catch her Tony-winning performance live at Circle in the Square through September 21. Related Shows The Winter’s Tale Heads to the Park Wicked alum Christopher Fitzgerald, David Turner, Isaiah Johnson and Todd Almond will appear in a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with music and lyrics by Almond, the free Public Theater three-night civic event will run September 5 through September 7 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. With cameo group performances by Sesame Street, New York Theatre Ballet, Rosie’s Theater Kids and more, this sounds like an unforgettable evening. And did we mention, it’s free?! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Shia LaBoeuf’s Day in Court Shia LaBoeuf’s lawyers are negotiating with prosecutors for a plea deal after his recent eventful night out at Broadway’s Cabaret. According to The Wrap, LaBeouf briefly attended Manhattan’s Midtown Community Court on July 24 to face a number of charges relating to his arrest on June 26. Suited and booted, LaBeouf looked a world away from his disheveled appearance last month—we hope he’s on the road to recovery. Audra McDonaldlast_img read more

Arthur Miller’s Incident at Vichy Extends Before Opening

first_img Related Shows View Comments Incident at Vichy Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 13, 2015 Arthur Miller’s Incident at Vichy has extended before opening off-Broadway. Directed by Michael Wilson and starring Emmy winner Richard Thomas, along with Tony nominees Jonathan Hadary and Jonny Orsini, the production will now play a limited engagement through December 13; the show had previously been set to shutter on December 6. Previews are scheduled to begin on October 27 and the play will officially open on November 15 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.Celebrating the Centennial of Arthur Miller’s birth, Incident at Vichy returns the work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to Signature for the first time since his 1997-98 Residency. In Vichy, France at the height of World War II, nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. As ominous reports of far-off camps and cattle cars packed with prisoners begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and how to escape.The cast will also include David Abeles, Curtis Billings, James Carpinello, AJ Cedeño, Quinlan Corbett, Brian Cross, Demosthenes Chrysan, Jonathan Gordon, Alex Morf, Darren Pettie, John Procaccino, Alec Shaw, Derek Smith and Evan Zes.last_img read more

Broadway Grosses: The Color Purple Pushes Da Box Office Button

first_img View Comments While usual suspects like Wicked, The Lion King and Hamilton secured the top spots at the box office, two new productions made sizable, if not placing, debuts on the boards. The revival of The Color Purple, led by Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson and Danielle Brooks, played its first six preview performances at 98.10% capacity and grossed 89% of its potential at $690,820. School of Rock, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater and Julian Fellowes’ new musical that’s set up class at the massive Winter Garden Theatre, was just shy of reaching the top five, earning $928,596 over eight performances. We’ll keep an eye on both shows as buzz continues to develop. Meanwhile, while the underdogs consisted mostly of limited runs and shows already set to close, Dames at Sea took the bottom spot in grosses. While its home, the Helen Hayes Theatre, is the smallest on Broadway, the musical took in only 35% of its potential, and the approaching winter will make for choppy waters.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending November 15:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Wicked ($1,646,787)2. The Lion King ($1,633,344)3. Hamilton ($1,596,311)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,487,214)5. Aladdin ($1,467,772)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. The Gin Game ($391,114)*4. Sylvia ($364,084)3. Fool for Love ($351,306)2. Hand to God ($221,229)1. Dames at Sea ($201,412)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.35%)2. Hamilton (101.61%)3. The Lion King (100.03%)4. Wicked (99.00%)5. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (98.39%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Spring Awakening (63.80%)4. Sylvia (59.87%)3. Dames at Sea (59.54%)2. Hand to God (53.55%)1. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (52.36%)* Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway Leaguelast_img read more

Tix Now Available for Broadway Transfer of Stephen Karam’s The Humans

first_img Star Files Couldn’t make it to hit show The Humans off-Broadway? Never fear, tickets are now on sale for the Main Stem transfer of Stephen Karam’s play. Directed by Joe Mantello, the production, starring Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell, will begin performances on January 23, 2016. Opening night is set for February 18 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.The Humans follows Mr. Blake, who, after a sleepless night, brings his family from Pennsylvania to his daughter’s new apartment to celebrate Thanksgiving. Family tensions reach a boiling point as things start to go bump in the night. The show is currently playing an extended engagement at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre through January 3, 2016.The entire off-Broadway company will move with the production to the Great White Way. In addition to Birney as Erik and Houdyshell as Deirdre, the cast will include Arian Moayed as Richard, Lauren Klein as Fiona, Cassie Beck as Aimee and Sarah Steele as Brigid.Dames at Sea will vacate the Helen Hayes on January 3, 2016. View Commentscenter_img Reed Birneylast_img read more

Watch Savion Glover & the Cast of Shuffle Along Tap It Out

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 24, 2016 Savion Glover & the cast of ‘Shuffle Along’ Here we come, New York City! The June weather isn’t the only thing making us want to pack our bags. The cast of Shuffle Along performed on the inaugural episode of Maya & Marty on May 31. With suitcases in hand and tap shoes keeping the beat, the effervescent cast welcomed Tony-nominated choreographer Savion Glover to the stage. As previously announced, the fancy-footed hoofer will soon step into the revival (and thus not have to tie up any of his castmates). Watch Glover and the resplendent Shuffle Along cast perform “Pennsylvania Graveyard Shuffle” (and good luck trying not to tap along). The Tony-nominated new musical, led by Audra McDonald, is playing at the Music Box Theatre. Related Showscenter_img View Comments Shuffle Alonglast_img read more

Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Rank Your Top 10 Kristin Chenoweth Roles

first_img Star Files The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Fellow Ozians, West Wing fanatics and Gleeks—let us be glad! Kristin Chenoweth celebrates her birthday on July 24. Cheno’s got a lot of larger-than-life projects in the works; we can’t wait for her to return to her pageant roots as Miss Baltimore Crabs a.k.a. Velma Von Tussle in what has already become a star-studded Hairspray Live!, which is scheduled for December 7. In June, she headlined an all-star reading of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; no timeline yet on this dream production, which had previously been eyeing a 2015 bow, but we’ll be sure to keep you in the know. KC’s also apparently waiting on a revised script for Rise, the long-in-the-works Tammy Faye Bakker project she revealed to Broadway.com in 2013. While we get amped for a huge dose of the Tony winner, we’ve decided to recall some of her most popular stage and screen roles. Which ones are your faves? Broadway.com News Reporter Ryan McPhee kicked things off with his top 10. Get in on the action with your picks!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! Kristin Chenowethcenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

Nicholas Christopher Starts Performances in Hamilton

first_img Related Shows View Comments from $149.00 Ladies and gentlemen! Nicholas Christopher, who covered the role of George Washington this past summer, will officially begin performances as the character in the Great White Way’s Hamilton beginning on November 15. He steps in for Tony nominee Christopher Jackson, who played the part “One Last Time” at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on November 13.Christopher is also set to star as John in the forthcoming revival of Miss Saigon in March 2017. His other New York theater credits include Lazarus, Whorl Inside A Loop, Motown The Musical, Rent and Hurt Village. He is set to remain at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning tuner through the end of 2016. The current cast of Hamilton also features Javier Muñoz as Alexander Hamilton (with Michael Luwoye stepping in for select performances), Brandon Victor Dixon as Aaron Burr, Lexi Lawson as Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, Mandy Gonzalez as Angelica Schuyler, Seth Stewart as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds, and Rory O’Malley as King George.center_img Hamilton Nicholas Christopher(Photo: Sam Rudy Media Relations)last_img read more