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.
Broadway Style Guide & Todd Snyder hosted a December 12th holiday soiree at Todd's new Madison Square Park flagship store for the best and most stylish of Broadway. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below!
Grace McLean makes her Broaway debut as 'Marya D' in NATASHA PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. Dave Malloy's original new pop opera is adapted from a slice of Leo Tolstoy's 'War and Peace,'and tells the intricate tale of young ingénue Natasha who, in a moment of weakness, destroys her position in society and puts her ultimate fate in jeopardy. Her only hope lies with Pierre, the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption.
The Imperial Theater, where the rapturous musical “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” blazed opened on Monday night, has never looked more imperial — or felt more intimate. Who would have guessed that Dave Malloy’s gorgeous pop opera, adapted from a slice of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” would land on Broadway with all its signal virtues intact, and in some ways heightened?
As previously announced, Tony-Award-nominated actress, Emily Skinner, will head up an all star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars this holiday season.