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.
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
A new North American touring production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage will kick off in California this fall with a brand-new cast and director. Sunday in the Park with George director Sarna Lapine will helm the new version, which will visit more than 50 cities in the United States.
Direct from a sold-out, critically-acclaimed London run, director Alexandra Spencer-Jones's electrifying stage production of A Clockwork Orange, based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 literary masterpiece, begins previews Saturday, September 2, 2017, with an opening night of Monday, September 25, 2017, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through January 6, 2018.
At 68, Bobby Goldman has found herself in the unexpected position of recommending adult toys to strangers.
She has written the book for the new musical, “Curvy Widow,” based on her experiences in the post-bereavement dating pool, at the Westside Theater. In it, the character of Bobby grapples with being single in her 60s (incognito trips to buy condoms) in today’s landscape (casually-sent graphic photos).