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Broadway’s Wonderland star Kate Shindle in the news

 

IS IN THE NEWS 

CLICK HERE TO READ A FEATURE ON KATE SHINDLE IN WATERMARK

NOW PLAYING AT THE DAVID A. STRAZ JR. CENTER 

FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

THROUGH JANUARY 16

 

OPENS ON BROADWAY

AT THE MARQUIS THEATRE

APRIL 17, 2011

PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 21

WONDERLAND – A New Alice.  A New Musical is featured in Watermark.  Writer and editor Steve Blanchard sat down with Kate Shindle, who stars as Mad Hatter, to talk about her role in WONDERLAND and her work as an activist for HIV/AIDS:

There are many layers to Broadway actress Kate Shindle. The 1998 Miss America is recognized for her crown, her stint as a correspondent for Today and her roles in films and Broadway plays. But the New Jersey native, who is currently playing the villainess Mad Hatter in Wonderland: A New Alice. A New Musical. is also a big-time HIV/AIDS activist.

Shindle is relatively new to the musical, which has been revamped and reworked since it debuted in Tampa nearly a year ago. The 33-year-old has only been with the show since Labor Day 2010, and even in that short period of time she has seen the production evolve.
While she may play a villainess on the stage, Shindle is anything but evil in real life.
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CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY 

http://www.watermarkonline.com/index.php/lgbt-arts-culture/stage/4981-Kate-Shindle-takes-the-Mad-Hatter-role-the-revamped-Wonderland.html

WONDERLAND is now playing at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (Judy Lisi, President and CEO) in Tampa, Florida through January 16, 2011 and will open on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway between 45th & 46th Streets) April 17; previews begin March 21. 

 

WONDERLAND stars Janet Dacal (In The Heights) as Alice, Darren Ritchie (Little Shop of Horrors, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as White Knight, E. Clayton Cornelious (The Scottsboro Boys, A Chorus Line) as Caterpillar, Jose Llana (Spelling Bee, Flower Drum Song) as El Gato, Karen Mason (Hairspray, Mamma Mia!) as Queen of Hearts, Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde, Cabaret, Jekyll and Hyde) as Mad Hatter, Carly Rose Sonenclar (Les Miserables, Little House on the Prairie) as Chloe, Edward Staudenmayer (Spamalot, Martin Short:  Fame Becomes Me) as White Rabbit and Danny Stiles (Regional productions of Guys and Dolls and Sister Act:  The Musical) as Morris.  The book is by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy, lyrics by Jack Murphy, music by Frank Wildhorn, choreography by Marguerite Derricks and direction by Gregory Boyd, WONDERLAND

 

The ensemble includes April Berry, Grady Bowman, Sae La Chin, Dan Domenech, Mallauri Esquibel, Derek Ferguson, Wilkie Ferguson, Laura Hall, Natalie Hill, Lauren Lim Jackson, Morgan James, Ryan Link, Kate Loprest, Renee Marino, Heather Parcells, Stefan Raulston, Julius Anthony Rubio, and Tanairi Vasquez.

 

The design team is comprised of Neil Patel (set), Susan Hilferty (costume), Paul Gallo (lighting), Peter Hylenski (sound) and Sven Ortel (video and projection). 

 

WONDERLAND is the first production of the Broadway Genesis Project, an initiative by the Straz Center for the Performing Arts to develop and prepare new musical theater for Broadway. From a show’s inception to final staging, the Project provides a safe and nourishing environment in a state-of-the-art complex with artistic, technical and administrative resources.

 

WONDERLAND was optioned by Judy Lisi, CEO of the Straz Center, and was subsequently produced as its world premiere at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL this past December.  In association with the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX, in January of 2010, the show was transferred for further development, becoming one of the highest grossing shows in that theater’s history.

 

A new spin on the classic story of Alice and her Looking-Glass world, WONDERLAND is about a modern-day woman who goes on a life-changing adventure far below the streets of New York City, where a colorful cast of strange but familiar characters help her rediscover what’s really important. Featuring a fresh, contemporary pop score from the creator of Jekyll and Hyde, WONDERLAND arrives on Broadway this spring following two sold-out national stage premieres.

 WONDERLAND is produced on Broadway by the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (Judy Lisi, President and CEO), William Franzblau and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. 

Broadway ticket Information:

Tickets to WONDERLAND – A New Alice.  A New Musical are now available through www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929. 

Tampa Ticket Information:

Tickets for WONDERLAND – A New Alice.  A New Musical may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org

For more information about the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, please visit www.strazcenter.org

The WONDERLAND Concept CD is available through ITUNES from SONY Masterworks.

For more information, log on to www.WonderlandOnBroadway.com

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