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LOMBARDI’s Dan Lauria on Sirius Radio today 12/17

Dan Lauria, star of LOMBARDI, on Sirius Radio today

Dan Lauria, who stars as the titular role in the hit Broadway play LOMBARDI, will be a guest on Sirius Satellite Radio today.  Tune in to “Mad Dog Unleashed” on Sirius Channel 123 during the 3pm hour today, December 17, to listen to Dan Lauria’s interview with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo.

Directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail, LOMBARDI is an original play by Academy Award-winning playwright Eric Simonson, based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss.  The production opened on Thursday, October 21 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Continue reading

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST begins previews tonight 12/17

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

PREVIEWS BEGIN TONIGHT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17!

Brian Bedford

Directs & Stars in

By Oscar Wilde

With

Paxton Whitehead

Santino Fontana, David Furr, Tim MacDonald, Paul O’Brien, Charlotte Parry, Sara Topham

And

Dana Ivey

Opening night is January 13th, 2011

On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to present a new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as “Lady Bracknell.” The cast also features Dana Ivey as “Miss Prism,” Paxton Whitehead as “Rev. Canon Chasuble,” Santino Fontana as “Algernon Moncrieff,” David Furr as “John Worthing,” Tim MacDonald as “Merriman,” Paul O’Brien as “Lane,” Charlotte Parry as “Cecily Cardew,” and Sara Topham as “Gwendolen Fairfax.”

 

The Importance of Being Earnest will begin previews on Friday, December 17th, 2010 and open officially on Thursday, January 13th, 2011.   This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6th, 2011. Continue reading

Watch Online Mamma Mia!’s Brescia Rocks “Imus in the Morning”

WATCH ONLINE NOW!

“MAMMA MIA!” STAR LISA BRESCIA

ROCKS  “IMUS IN THE MORNING”

LIVE RADIO & TELEVISION PERFORMANCE

WATCH THIS MORNING’S INTERVIEW & PERFORMANCE SEGMENTS:

CLICK TO WATCH

Broadway leading lady Lisa Brescia, who stars as “Donna Sheridan” in Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, visited radio icon and television host Don Imus this morning to belt out the ABBA anthem “The Winner Takes It All” on “Imus in the Morning” on both radio and television nationwide.

Now watch both the interview and performance segments online: http://www.wabcradio.com/Article.asp?id=2058262

“Imus in the Morning” is broadcast on television on the Fox Business Network weekdays worldwide, and can be seen on Channel 743 in the New York metropolitan area from 6:00am-9:20am.

The nationally syndicated radio program is heard on the New York flagship station 77 WABC Radio (770 AM) and on Citadel Broadcasting affiliates across the country. “Imus in the Morning” airs in New York weekdays from 6:00-10:00am. Continue reading

Manhattan Theatre Club announces Master Class with Tyne Daly

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ANNOUNCES

TONY & EMMY AWARD WINNER TYNE DALY

IN NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF

TERRENCE McNALLY’S

MASTER CLASS

DIRECTED BY STEPHEN WADSWORTH

 

ON BROADWAY AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE

PREVIEWS BEGIN TUESDAY, MAY 24; OPENING NIGHT SET FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 21

 

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce that Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly will return to Manhattan Theatre Club as Maria Callas in a new Broadway production of Terrence McNally’s award-winning play MASTER CLASS directed by Stephen Wadsworth.

 

The limited engagement of MASTER CLASS will play MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) with previews starting Tuesday, May 24 with an opening night set for Tuesday, June 21. This production, which is offered as part of MTC’s 2010-2011 subscription series, will be the first show to open as part of the 2011-2012 Broadway season.

 

Daly returns to MTC after appearing in the world premiere production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole which garnered her a Tony nomination. She received a Tony Award for her performance in the 1989 revival of Gypsy. Daly is best known for her portrayal of ‘Detective Mary Beth Lacey’ in “Cagney and Lacey,” for which she received four Emmy Awards. In addition, she received Emmys for “Christy,” and “Judging Amy.”

 

Daly previously portrayed the role of Maria Callas in an acclaimed production at The Kennedy Center last spring.

 

Manhattan Theatre Club and playwright Terrence McNally have enjoyed a collaboration that has produced some of the most successful plays of the past 25 years including McNally’s breakout hit Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune (1987); The Lisbon Traviata (1989); Lips Together, Teeth Apart (1991), which became one of the longest-running hits in MTC’s history, and Love, Valour, Compassion! (1994), which transferred to Broadway and received the Tony Award for Best Play.

 

Terrence McNally’s award-winning play about Maria Callas takes us to one of her famous master classes where, late in her own career,  she challenges the next generation to make the same sacrifices and dare to rise to the same heights she did, making her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her times.

 

Additional casting, creative team, and other listings information will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Tickets will be available beginning Friday, December 17 by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or online by visiting www.Telecharge.com. Tickets will be available at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street) beginning Monday, January 3. Ticket prices will be $57 – $116. Continue reading

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON tickets on-sale tomorrow 12/11

TICKETS GO ON-SALE TOMORROW, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11th

for limited engagement!

Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland

Star in

JASON MILLER’S TONY AND PULITZER PRIZE WINNING PLAY

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

Directed By Gregory Mosher

Previews begin Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Official Opening Sunday, March 6th, 2011

On Broadway at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre

Tickets go on-sale tomorrow, Saturday, December 11th. Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland will star in the Broadway revival of Jason Miller’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON, directed by Gregory Mosher. Preview performances begin on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 with an official opening on Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, May 29th, 2011. Continue reading

BC/EFA’s “Gypsy of the Year” Competition Raises $3,776,720

BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS’

22ND ANNUAL

GYPSY OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

RAISES $3,776,720

The 22nd Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition raised $3,776,720 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, thanks to the tireless work of 63 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, it was announced Tuesday. Since 1989, the 22 editions of GYPSY OF THE YEAR have raised a total of $44,137,415 to benefit BC/EFA.

This year’s GYPSY OF THE YEAR also marked the return to the New York stage of three-time Tony Award-winner Carol Channing, who was featured in the show’s opening number, a tribute to the legendary star’s many appearances on Broadway over the last 70 years. After being serenaded by a chorus of male dancers, many from the 1995 revival of Hello, Dolly!, Channing sang two of her most-beloved songs, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “Hello, Dolly.”

GYPSY OF THE YEAR is the culmination of six weeks of intensive fundraising where the theater community’s most talented “gypsies,” chorus members from Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring shows, join in a competition/variety show. Continue reading

Roundabout’s ANYTHING GOES announces full company

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces the Full Company of 30 Actors

Sutton Foster

And

Joel Grey

Star

In a new Broadway production of

ANYTHING GOES

Music & Lyrics by

Cole Porter

Original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton

and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse

New book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

Colin Donnell, Adam Godley, Laura Osnes, Jessica Stone

Walter Charles, Robert Creighton, Andrew Cao, Raymond J. Lee

Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Tari Kelly,

Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall,

Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams

With

John McMartin and Jessica Walter

Directed & Choreographed by

Kathleen Marshall

Previews begin March 10th, 2011; Official Opening April 7th, 2011

on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company of the new Broadway production of Anything Goes, starring Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as “Reno Sweeney” and Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as “Moonface Martin.”

The cast will also feature Colin Donnell as “Billy Crocker”, Adam Godley as “Lord Evelyn Oakleigh,” Laura Osnes as “Hope Harcourt,” Jessica Stone as “Erma,” Walter Charles as “Captain,” Robert Creighton as “Purser,” Andrew Cao as “Luke,” Raymond J. Lee as “John,” with John McMartin as “Elisha Whitney” and Jessica Walter as “Evangeline Harcourt.” Additional cast members include Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Tari Kelly, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams.

Directed & choreographed by Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes will begin performances March 10th, 2011 and officially open on April 7th, 2011 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).

Music & lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; New book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.

The creative team includes Rob Fisher (Musical Director) and David Chase (Dance Arranger).  The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (Lights) and Brian Ronan (Sound).

ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid new production of Cole Porter’s musical romp across the Atlantic.  When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “You’re the Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” and “Anything Goes.” Continue reading

Mayor Bloomberg Declares December 4 “Million Dollar Quartet Day”

NEW YORK’S MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG

DECLARES DECEMBER 4, 2010

“MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET DAY”

On Saturday, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg declared December 4, 2010 “MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Day” in honor of the 54th anniversary of the real life jam session which brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins together a legendary jam session. The mayoral proclamation was read from the stage of the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) by Katherine Oliver, the commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Below is an excerpt from the proclamation:

The City of New York is proud to join MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in celebrating the anniversary of the meeting of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, upon which this musical is based…

Tonight’s special celebratory performance is a testament to the continuing relevance and vitality of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, and the overwhelming impact they had on the music community over the course of their careers. Today, I join with all New Yorkers in giving MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET a standing ovation.

Now therefore, I, Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, do hereby proclaim Saturday, December 4th, 2010 in the City of New York as: “MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Day.” Continue reading

The Scottsboro Boys hosts post-performance talkback on December 9

HOSTS POST-PERFORMANCE TALKBACK

ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9

CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT JAN CRAWFORD

LEADS PANEL DISCUSSION OF HISTORIC CASE

On Wednesday, December 9, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will host a post-show talkback, moderated by CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford (“CBS Evening News,” “Face the Nation,” “Early Show,” “CBS Sunday Morning”).

Guests at the panel discussion will include: Sheila Washington, the founder of the Scottsboro Museum in Scottsboro, AL; Garry Morgan, the museum’s historian; Lucia Brooks, director of the Civil Rights Museum in Montgomery, AL; and Kathy Horton Garrett, the granddaughter of James E. Horton, the judge who risked his life and career when he refused to allow the death sentence be imposed in the second trial of Scottsboro defendant Haywood Patterson.

The talkback is free for ticket buyers attending the December 9 performance at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street).  Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com.

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, December 12.   The production, which opened October 31 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), will have played 49 performances and 29 previews.   Previews began on October 7. Continue reading

LOMBARDI’s BILL DAWES Featured on NewJerseyNewsroom.Com

LOMBARDI’S BILL DAWES FEATURED IN NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Princeton graduate Bill Dawes is currently on Broadway in LOMBARDI starring Dan Lauria as the legendary Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi and Judith Light as his wife Marie.  Newjerseynewsroom.com featured him today:

“There aren’t too many Princeton graduates with Aerospace Engineering degrees starring on Broadway. But Bill Dawes, an actor and comedian who has appeared in dozens of films, TV series and plays, took that unusual route to the theatre, realizing upon graduation that he was “… a little too stupid to be a rocket scientist and decided to hop the art train, heading to NYU graduate school to get a MFA in Acting. MFA, of course, is short for ‘Mother and Father Annoyed.’ ”

Dawes, who is the house MC at The Laugh Factory in Manhattan, in addition to playing the key role of Paul Hornung in LOMBARDI opposite Dan Lauria (Vince Lombardi) and Judith Light (Marie Lombardi) on Broadway, took a few minutes to talk to Newjerseynewsroom.com about his career and N.J. roots.”

To read the complete feature, CLICK HERE. Continue reading