Margot Astrachan News

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Hits Landmark 1,000th Stage Death on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

At a press conference earlier today, the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder announced that the production just reached the landmark 1,000th death of its leading man. Jefferson Mays, playing eight members of the D'Ysquith clan, is knocked off eight times in each performance, or sixty-four times each week. Mr. Mays has reached 1,000 stage deaths faster than any lead actor in Broadway history. At the press conference, Mr. Mays' co-star, Bryce Pinkham, presented Mr. Mays with an honorary 'death certificate' on behalf of the entire cast. (more...)

GHOST National Tour Begins 3/18 at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking the Fox Cities by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Tuesday, March 18 and runs through Sunday, March 23. (more...)

The Episcopal Actors' Guild to Host GETTING THE PART AFTER 50! EXPERT ADVICE FOR ACTORS OF A 'CERTAIN AGE', 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Episcopal Actors' Guild will host a panel discussion with casting agents called Getting the Part After 50! Expert Advice for Actors of a 'Certain Age' on Monday, February 24 at 7:00pm. The discussion will take place at Guild Hall at 1 East 29th St., New York 10016. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Recording Set for 2/25 Digital Release
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the original Broadway cast recording of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, the new musical currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The album - produced by Joel Moss and Kurt Deutsch, with Joey Parnes serving as Executive Producer - will be released by digital outlets on February 25 with the disc available in stores and online April 1. The physical CD features a 40-page booklet with complete lyrics, color photos, a synopsis by librettist Robert L. Freedman and an essay by renowned theater writer and critic David Cote. To pre-order, visit click here. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL Comes to Dallas Summer Musicals Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Dallas by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at the Music Hall at Fair Park today, January 28-February 9, 2014, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. (more...)

The Episcopal Actors' Guild Welcomes ANNIE Lyricist Martin Charnin to Guild Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

This evening, January 23, The Episcopal Actors' Guild welcomes theatre legend Martin Charnin to Guild Hall, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to help local performers in need. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL Comes to Dallas Summer Musicals Jan. 28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Dallas by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at the Music Hall at Fair Park January 28-February 9, 2014, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. (more...)

The Episcopal Actors' Guild to Welcome ANNIE Lyricist Martin Charnin to Guild Hall, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

On the evening of Thursday, January 23, The Episcopal Actors' Guild welcomes theatre legend Martin Charnin to Guild Hall, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to help local performers in need. (more...)

Ghostlight to Release A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

A new Sh-K-Boom listing has revealed that the label will release a cast album for the hit Broadway musical, starring Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham. As of now, no official release date has been announced. (more...)

Tickets to GHOST THE MUSICAL's Run at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Sale 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The supernatural power of love is taking the Fox Cities by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Tuesday, March 18, 2014 through Sunday, March 23, 2014. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 13. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL Opens Next Week at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

The supernatural power of love is taking East Lansing by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical GHOST THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at Wharton Center for Performing Arts, December 10-15, 2013. Tickets are on sale now online at whartoncenter.com, by calling 1-800-WHARTON, or in person at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office at Wharton Center. GHOST THE MUSICAL is directed by Tony AwardŽ winner Matthew Warchus (Matilda, God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing) and choreographed by Ashley Wallen ('The X Factor,' Kylie Minogue, Seal, Madonna's film WE). The musical features book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, Jacob's Ladder, The Time Traveler's Wife) who has adapted his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for the stage, and original music and lyrics by a team of Grammy Award winners, including Dave Stewart (half of the multi-Grammy Award- winning Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror, Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill). (more...)

Tickets to GHOST THE MUSICAL's Houston Run on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

The supernatural power of love is taking Houston by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical GHOST THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at the Hobby Center February 18 - 23. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, November 15. (more...)

Tickets to GHOST THE MUSICAL at Benedum Center on Sale 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

The supernatural power of love is taking Pittsburgh by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, will premiere in Pittsburgh from Tuesday, December 31, 2013 through Sunday, January 5, 2014, at Heinz Hall. Ghost The Musical is part of the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Broadway Across America and Pittsburgh Symphony. Single ticket prices start at $20 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 15, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host TRU Love Benefit, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a preliminary lineup of star performers, and a luminous array of theater notables including Andre Bishop, Terrence McNally and James Naughton, who will help celebrate three extraordinary people at the annual TRU Love Benefit, Honoring Friendship, Remembering Friends. The trio of TRU friends who will be remembered and honored are producer Randall Wreghitt (Little Women, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Grey Gardens, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Golda's Balcony, As Bees in Honey Drown, The Food Chain) who died unexpectedly at the age of 55 in May 2011, and will be posthumously remembered with the 2013 TRU Spirit of Theater Award; Michael Feingold, former critic with the Village Voice, who will receive the TRU Humanitarian Award for educating generations of theatergoers about the historical, social and cultural context of the shows he reviews; and TRU member and program director Patricia R. Klausner, who will be recognized and applauded with the TRU Entrepreneur Award for her ongoing dedication in both the not-for-profit and commercial producing arenas. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of GHOST National Tour!
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2013

Troika Entertainment and Michael Coppel in association with Hilary Williams, Margot Astrachan Production/Dennis Grimaldi Productions/Paul Lucas Productions/Robert Sher and Paramount Pictures present the first U.S. National Tour of Ghost The Musical, based on the film by Bruce Joel Rubin and Paramount Pictures. The supernatural power of love is taking North America by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, launched its first national tour in Schenectady, NY, at Proctors Theater on September 14, 2013. Below, check out a just-released television spot for the production. (more...)

TRU Hosts First Meeting of Producer Development and Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) celebrated the season's first meeting of the TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program on Monday, September 23 at Langham Place, 400 Fifth Avenue in midtown New York City. The evening was an opportunity for 53 mentee members to meet and mingle with the program directors, producers Michael Alden (Becoming Dr. Ruth, The King's Speech on stage, Grey Gardens, Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel, Bat Boy), Patrick Blake (The Exonerated, In the Continuum, Play Dead) and Patricia Klausner producing manager of Shotgun Productions and commercial producer (Pippin, The Trip to Bountiful, Stick Fly, The Scottsboro Boys), plus prospective mentors for the coming year who will guide and advise them on their producing goals. (more...)

Photo Flash: GHOST THE MUSICAL Celebrates National Tour Launch in Schenectady!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Troika Entertainment and Michael Coppel in association with Hilary Williams, Margot Astrachan Production/Dennis Grimaldi Productions/Paul Lucas Productions/Robert Sher and Paramount Pictures present the first U.S. National Tour of Ghost The Musical, based on the film by Bruce Joel Rubin and Paramount Pictures. The supernatural power of love is taking North America by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, launched its first national tour in Schenectady, NY, at Proctors Theater on September 14, 2013. Ghost The Musical features Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat, Katie Postotnik as Molly Jensen, Carla R. Stewart as Oda Mae Brown and Robby Haltiwanger as Carl Bruner. Scroll down for photos of the opening night festivities in Schenectady below! (more...)

Photo Flash: GHOST National Tour Kicks Off in Schenectady
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Troika Entertainment and Michael Coppel in association with Hilary Williams, Margot Astrachan Production/Dennis Grimaldi Productions/Paul Lucas Productions/Robert Sher and Paramount Pictures present the first U.S. National Tour of Ghost The Musical based on the film by Bruce Joel Rubin and Paramount Pictures. The supernatural power of love is taking North America by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, launches its first national tour in Schenectady, NY, at Proctors Theater on September 14, 2013. Ghost The Musical features Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat, Katie Postotnik as Molly Jensen, Carla R. Stewart as Oda Mae Brown and Robby Haltiwanger as Carl Bruner. Check out a photo of the cast in Schenectady below! (more...)

Minnesotan Steven Grant Douglas to Play 'Sam Wheat' in U.S. National Tour of GHOST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Troika Entertainment and Michael Coppel in association with Hilary Williams, Margot Astrachan Production/Dennis Grimaldi Productions/Paul Lucas Productions/Robert Sher and Paramount Pictures have announced that casting is complete for the first U.S. National Tour of Ghost The Musical based on the film by Bruce Joel Rubin and Paramount Pictures. The supernatural power of love is taking North America by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, launches its first national tour in Schenectady, NY, at Proctors Theater on September 14, 2013. (more...)

Katie Postotnik & Steven Grant Douglas to Lead GHOST National Tour; Full Cast Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Troika Entertainment and Michael Coppel in association with Hilary Williams, Margot Astrachan Production/Dennis Grimaldi Productions/Paul Lucas Productions/Robert Sher and Paramount Pictures have announced that casting is complete for the first U.S. National Tour of Ghost The Musical based on the film by Bruce Joel Rubin and Paramount Pictures. The supernatural power of love is taking North America by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, launches its first national tour in Schenectady, NY, at Proctors Theater on September 14, 2013. (more...)

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