Ben Liebert (former Boq – 1st Ntl. Tour, Broadway) has been cast in an invite-only reading of the WWII musical BY WHEEL AND BY WIND.
According to press notes, the show “relates the struggle of the Parnes family who lived on the Polish-Ukraine border at the outbreak of World War II. Through luck, coincidence and the family’s insistence on staying together, they found themselves traveling always eastward. Although the Jewish family remained only a few days ahead of the Nazi invasion, they were never caught or imprisoned, and survived, family intact, at the end of the war.”
The reading will be held at 6pm on November 3, 2014 in the Edmond J. Safra Hall of the Museum of Jewish Heritage at 36 Battery Place.
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Check out these articles from the 1st National Tour of WICKED’s stop in Las Vegas. WICKED will be in Las Vegas through November 9th.
The witch is back: WICKED is ready for another clean sweep of the Smith Center
WICKED returns to Vegas (includes interview with Tim Kazurinsky and Kim Zimmer)
WICKED elicits erupt-tastic response at Smith Center
Kennedy Caughell will be joining the 2nd National Tour of WICKED, beginning November 1 in Toronto, ON. Ms. Caughell will be performing in the ensemble and understudying the role of Elphaba, replacing Madeline Trumble.
Ms. Caughell’s credits include playing Heather on the 2nd National Tour of AMERICAN IDIOT and playing Betty Hayes in Engeman Theater’s production of WHITE CHRISTMAS.
For more information about Ms. Caughell, visit her website at kennedycaughell.com.
Sarah Schenkkan (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour) has been cast as Alice in the Canadian premiere of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD. THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD will play at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg from November 11 through December 6, with an official opening November 13. The production will then play Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre December 23 through March 1, 2015.
According to press notes, playwright David Farr‘s THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD is a “ wildly imaginative, theatrically dazzling new spin on the familiar fable that has thrilled and surprised audiences international. Critics have cheered the eye-popping, athletic and endlessly inventive production from acclaimed director Gisli Örn Gardarsson, which explodes off the stage to take place in front, above and on all sides of the audience. This rollicking production is filled with swashbuckling, acrobatics, comedy, romance and original music, played on-stage, by the acclaimed band PARSONFIELD.
Forget everything you ever knew about Robin Hood. In this reimagining, Robin and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich, but it’s never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone. But when wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps in to protect the poor and transform a thuggish Robin from hood to good.”
For tickets and more information about THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD, visit mtc.mb.ca or mirvish.com/shows/theheartofrobinhood.
Emma Hatton will take over the role of Elphaba in the London production of WICKED following Jennifer DiNoia‘s previously announced 14 week limited engagement. Ms. Hatton is currently the standby for Elphaba and will take over full time in February 2015.
The current cast includes Savannah Stevenson as Glinda, Jeremy Taylor as Fiyero, Martyn Ellis as The Wizard, Liza Sadovy as Madame Morrible, Philip Childs as Doctor Dillamond, Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose and Sam Lupton as Boq.
Check out these articles on the 2nd National Tour of WICKED’s stop in Toronto. WICKED will be in Toronto until November 2nd.
One WICKED role
WICKED at Ed Mirvish Theatre (includes video interview with Kara Lindsay and Laurel Harris)
Crowd-pleasing WICKED still delivers
Chandra Lee Schwartz and Emma Hunton
Check out these great articles from the WICKED 1st National Tour’s stop in Albuquerque. WICKED will be in Albuquerque through October 5th.
The ‘greening’ of WICKED’s star actress (includes video of Emma Hunton)
WICKED casts spell
WICKED Wizard shares his story (includes interview with Tim Kazurinsky)
On October 13th, Christy Ney (Stage Manager) and Marybeth Abel (Production Stage Manager) will be teaching a class entitled Broadway Basics where “students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more!” according to Broadway World. The class is intended for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, undergrads, and graduate students.
The enrollment deadline for this class is September 28th.
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THE HONEYMOONERS, a musical comedy based on the CBS drama of the same name, will be presented by Goodspeed Musicals on November 7th. Megan Hilty (former Glinda – Los Angeles, 1st Ntl. Tour, Broadway; former s/b Glinda – Broadway) will play Trixie Norton. Also starring in this industry only reading will be Michael McGrath as Ralph Kramden, Hank Azaria as Ed Norton, and Leslie Kritzer as Alice Kramden. John Rando will direct with choreography by Joshua Bergasse. THE HONEYMOONERS features a book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner and lyrics by Peter Mills.
Here’s how the musical is billed: “Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton are back and still shooting for the moon in this world-premiere musical. After shocking their wives by winning a high profile jingle contest, they are catapulted out of Brooklyn and into the cutthroat world of Madison Avenue, where they find themselves torn between success and friendship. Filled with warmth, laughs, and an infectious score,The Honeymooners is a new musical comedy that will bang-zoom its way into your heart.”
Jennifer DiNoia as Elphaba
Congratulations to Jennifer DiNoia (former s/b Elphaba – Broadway, Asian Tour, Sydney, Chicago; former swing, u/s Elphaba, u/s Nessarose) who will be taking over the role of Elphaba in the West End production of WICKED for a 14 week limited engagement!!!! Ms. DiNoia will start performances on October 27, 2014, and will continue to play the leading role until January 31, 2015.
Playbill.com Press Release
What’s On Stage Press Release