Playbill.com's new feature series Booking It asks leading industry members to share professional insights, need-to-know tips and essential tricks of the trade for up-and-coming and established theatre artists. This week we speak with casting directors Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley, who are represented on Broadway with Pippin, On the Town and Chicago.
Smithsonian magazine previously announced the winners of the 2017 American Ingenuity Awards. Dave Malloy, creator, and Rachel Chavkin, director of the renowned Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, are being honored with the American Ingenuity Award in History. They will receive the award at an awards gala at the National Portrait Gallery today, November 29.
Joe Minutillo directs the limited engagement. The Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Literature Live! production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman begins public performances November 9.
Erik Gratton will lead the company of the new production of Elf at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, taking on the central role of Buddy. He will be joined by Broadway alum Veronica J. Kuehn as love interest Jovie.
Theatre Under the Stars has faced some turbulent times in the last few years, but the first public appearance by their new artistic director Dan Knechtges at the Theater District Open House in late August was set to signal an exciting, yet stable, dawning era for the Houston theater institution. And then a certain uninvited guest named Harvey stormed into town before Knechtges could arrive, blowing away those carefully laid plans.
Most fans of A Clockwork Orange, the dystopian chronicle about a young boy’s crime-and-punishment journey, are introduced to the story through Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel or the psychedelic visuals of Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film. For New York stage newcomer Jonno Davies, the testosterone-fueled tale was told by a woman. Before he met character Alex De-Large, he met Alexandra Spencer-Jones, artistic director of the page-to-stage theater company Action to the Word. Spencer-Jones adapted Clockwork into what she calls "a theatrical adventure."
A modern day adaptation of the timeless classic by William Shakespeare. We meet the team behind this Broadway hit for a sneak preview! Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/catch-up-tv/first-look-asia/entertainment/west-side-story-the-musical-9211658