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Monday, 3 August 2015

Oscar Winner Joins Broadway Revival Of Spring Awakening

Winning actress Marlee Matlin award joins the company Deaf West.

Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin prize will join the Deaf West production of Spring Awakening, reaching Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway next fall. Performances for 18-week limited engagement are set to begin Sept. 8 before an opening of 27 September and will run until January 9, 2016.

Matlin won both a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama and Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Children of a Lesser God (1986), becoming the only deaf artist to win an Oscar. She has also won four Emmy nominations and is a prominent member of the National Association of the Deaf. His television credits include Seinfeld, The West Wing, Picket Fences, The Practice, and Switched at Birth, and the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars.

"It's been thirty years since I had the opportunity to be part of the revolutionary Children of a Lesser God," Matlin said, "and I could not be more proud and honored to have been invited to join innovative Deaf West Theatre revival of Spring Awakening on Broadway. "
Produced by Ken Davenport, Cody Lassen, Arnold Hunter, and Deaf West Theatre, this is the transfer of acclaimed 2014 New York revival of Michael Arden, held simultaneously in English and American Sign Language. Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play, and against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial-late 19th century Germany, Spring Awakening tells the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers.

With book and lyrics by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik music, the production features choreography by Spencer Liff. The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (scenic design and costumes), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Gareth Owen (sound design), and Lucy Mackinnon (projection design).

Friday, 26 June 2015

Free Outdoor Theater This Summer In New York

You cannot enter Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater? Here is a comprehensive guide for the free theater can be found outdoors in New York City.

Every summer the city parks and other public spaces come alive with open-air theater, and especially with the works of William Shakespeare comedies, sparkling devastating tragedies, works of history and lovely sweeping romances. Of course, the biggest producer of free outdoor theater is the Public at the Delacorte Theater, where Shakespeare in the Park productions presents first class.

But maybe you do not have all day to wait in line for a ticket to Shakespeare in the Park. Do not worry! With less of a time commitment, you can enjoy outdoor theater outdoor-most work by the Bard, but also in the city a few others elsewhere: in Washington Square Park on Roosevelt Island, even in a city park on the Lower East Side. So find a game you want to see, pack snacks and juice (or something stronger) and give it a shot. The productions are not as polished as the public, but you may be surprised by the magic that can come from wonderful words, a company of enthusiastic actors and a gentle summer breeze.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Athol Fugard’s The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek Extends Off-Broadway

The world premiere of Athol Fugard's The Painted Rocks in Revolver Creek has expanded again off-Broadway until 14 June; production had already been established in the shutter June 7. The work was officially opened on May 11 at the Courtyard Theatre Romulas Linney in Pershing Square Signature Center.

Painted rocks is inspired by the life of outsider artist Nukain Mabusa South Africa. Nukain aging farm worker has spent his life transforming rocks in Revolver Creek in a vibrant garden flowers painted. Now, the rock unpainted end, as his young companion Bokkie, Nukain forced to confront his legacy as a painter, a person and a black man in the 1980s in South Africa. When the wife of the farmer arrives with demands on painting, the deep divisions in a country speeding towards the end of apartheid are exposed.

The cast includes Leon Addison Brown, Bianca Amato, Caleb McLaughlin and Sahr Ngaujah.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Oprah's Broadway Debut Will Have To Wait

The television mogul has opted to turn rumored on the Great White Way.

Oprah Winfrey has removed itself from the possibility of Broadway revival of Night of Marsha Norman, mother.

For over a year, rumors have been circulating that Oprah Winfrey was in talks to make her Broadway debut in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Marsha Norman's' night, Mother. Reportedly, he planned six times starring opposite Tony winner Audra McDonald award as a mother struggling to keep her daughter suicide.

However, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Winfrey has chosen the stage project. "I just do not want it to be in the area of suicide every night for six months," he said. "I'd like something with a happy ending." This news comes amid his announcement that his Harpo Studios based in Chicago 26 years old, will close its doors, the transition from the productions of the company to the headquarters in Los Angeles.

Still, Broadway still seems to be on the horizon Winfrey, who spoke of plans to head to New York in the next few weeks to take a closer look at two possible moves look.

The media mogul, who recently enjoyed film roles in the Oscar nominated film, Selma and Lee Daniels' The Butler, plans to take a recurring role on Queen Sugar, a new drama series for OWN, written by Selma Ava DuVernay. She also taken by Richard Pryor's grandmother, Marie Carter, in the upcoming biopic Daniels, Pryor. With a little luck, a Broadway career path will open in your busy schedule.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Most Broadway Theaters Open Tuesday After Storm Passes

With improving weather in the city of New York, Broadway League announced that most of the shows would be open for business Tuesday - with the exception of Disney's The Lion King and Aladdin.

Disney Theatrical Productions decided Monday not to stage performances Tuesday, "in the interest of the safety of its customers and staff following the declaration of a state of emergency by government officials," according to a press release. All tickets for Saturday performances of his Lion King and Aladdin can be refunded at point of purchase.

On Monday, a dark night for most productions, performances of Mamma Mia! Chicago and Phantom of the Opera were canceled due to security concerns and travel restrictions forecasts issued by the winter storm.