The Anonymous People is the groundbreaking independent film about the emerging Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement released last year. This feature documentary looks for solutions to the problems of addiction. About 23.5 million Americans live in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma and mass participation in widely successful anonymous 12-step groups have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Filmmaker/director Greg Williams, along with special guests, will be on hand to show his film and share his own addiction experiences with the audience as he participates in a Q&A at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, September 26. The enlightening evening starts at 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. with a Silent Auction;?7:30 p.m. Live Spoken World Performance from Kinetic Effect of Michigan;?8:00 p.m., Film Screening,?9:00 p.m. Q&A with filmmaker. This event is underwritten by The Ridgefield Prevention Council Family University to benefit the non-profit Mission of Connecticut Turning to Youth and Families and is part of HamletHub's “A Whole New You Series”. (more...)
September 12 marks what would have been the 70th birthday of the late soul / R&B legend Barry White. To commemorate the anniversary and to salute White's enduring influence on contemporary music, Mercury/UMe will release a new 5-CD boxed collection of five of his most essential 1970s albums on September 30. Barry White: 5 Classic Albums features four of the GRAMMY winner's No. 1 Billboard R&B albums: 'I've Got So Much To Give' (1973), 'Stone Gon' (1973), 'Can't Get Enough' (1974, also No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart), and 'Just Another Way To Say I Love You' (1975), and his Top 10 R&B album, 'Let The Music Play' (1976). (more...)
Under the direction of Lisa Peterson and currently in rehearsal, TO THE BONE is the provocative new play from Lisa Ramirez (author of EXIT CUCKOO) that will make everyone think twice about having their next chicken dinner. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)
THE LAST SHIP -- the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award-winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey -- will begin previews September 29 on Broadway, prior to opening night on October 26. The Last Ship is directed by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Steven Hoggett. Musical direction, orchestrations and arrangements are by Emmy Award-winning and multi Grammy-nominated producer Rob Mathes. Check out a just-released commercial for the new musical below! (more...)
Ah yes. Another week, another frolic about the sprawling Scottish highlands. Alright, maybe not so much a frolic. Our heroine Claire certainly has more important things on her mind; survival for one, escape for another. In this week's episode of 'Outlander,' Claire is faced with even more difficulties within the walls of Castle Leoch, as the possibility of returning to her home and her husband seem further away than ever. (more...)
Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announce that the box office for the new musical THE LAST SHIP will open on Monday, August 25 at 10 a.m. at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street), in conjunction with a special one-time-only 24-hour flash sale from midnight August 25 to midnight August 26. For one day only, seats will be on sale for $39, $59 and $85 in the rear mezzanine, mid-mezzanine or orchestra/front mezzanine, respectively. (more...)
Imagine yourself in a 1960's egg chair. It's a lazy evening in 1969, and the airy pop styling of Roslyn Kind's vocals gently caress your ear drums. Now, with Masterworks Broadway's release of ROSLYN KIND: GIVE ME YOU/THIS IS ROSLYN KIND, a remastered re-release of two albums, you can find yourself transported back to this bygone era again. (more...)
Guiding a group of harmonious singers and a kick-ass band in their re-creation of past Motown hits, producer/director Michael Yorkell has transformed The Laguna Playhouse into a lively Las Vegas lounge. (more...)
Just as central character J. M. Barrie needs to find his true voice in order to break through the writer's block that is hampering his playwriting career, FINDING NEVERLAND, the new musical about the family that inspired the beleaguered author to create Peter Pan, needs to find its voice, too. Teetering abruptly between empty frivolousness and genuine pathos, FINDING NEVERLAND is an uneven adventure in its current pre-Broadway tryout at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. (more...)
Author Sarah Cummings intends to inspire and give hope to people. Her story, 'From Within The Shadows,' is filled with illusion, schemes and deception, a relatable tale for many readers. Published by Halo Publishing International, From Within The Shadows is a book about a girl's quest for the truth.
'My characters are flawed, raw and real,' Cummings said. 'And readers will know a part of me through the main character, Isabella.'
'It is my goal to give hope to people experiencing trials and challenges. It is important to keep your inner strength even though sometimes you must reach down deep to find it,' said the author.
Cummings said she was filled with confusion at times in her own life and that writing has been an escape. She said people lost faith in her and she even lost faith in herself. Just as the characters have endured hardships, Sarah to has endured many of her own as well. The biggest one being, diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. And now she is sharing a message of hope. 'I am saying, 'Don't give up. Keep pushing forward. Don't let fear overcome you.'
Published by Halo Publishing International (http://www.halopublishing.com), From Within The Shadows is about a girl whose whole life turned out to be a lie, a shattered image filled with bitterness, hatred, jealousy, and rage. 'Her search for the truth and forgiveness is unstoppable, no matter what the cost,' Cummings explained.
Halo Publishing International Publisher Lisa Umina said readers will be intrigued by the characters in From Within The Shadows. 'The pages are filled with deception, manipulation, desperation and a daughter's hopeful search.'
Cummings said From Within The Shadows will captivate readers and inspire them to persevere through life's many challenges and attain peace and forgiveness.
For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.halopublishing.com.
About the Author:
Author Sarah Cummings grew up in Illinois, where she resides with her family. She enjoys reading, drawing, music and sharing the wonders of nature with her child. Sarah is currently writing a second book. To reach author Sarah Cummings, visit her Facebook page, From Within The Shadows, or e-mail her at email@example.com
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Investigation Discovery's (ID) hit series SURVIVING EVIL returns this September, featuring all-new stories of extraordinary women who found their lives suddenly in the hands of a cold-blooded criminal, but fought back against their attackers and, against all odds, survived. (more...)
Tonight's episode, “A Dark Ali”, surely set up what's going to be a whirlwind of a Summer finale! With only a few hours for Ali to identify or dismiss her alleged kidnapper, the girls struggle with settling on a plan. While it's obvious “A” is in on the kidnapper's - Cyrus - sudden confession, Alison doesn't want to let the man go. And for a good reason. (more...)
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces today the casting and creative team for William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CSTFounder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences aKing Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, September 9-November 9, 2014. (more...)
With a blood curdling cry in the dark and the discovery of a corpse... so begins another adventure for our hero Sherlock Holmes and his loyal accomplice Dr. John Watson. Each night will bring a different story as suggested by you, the audience, which will be crafted into a tale of intrigue by the troupe of talented improvising performers you see before you. (more...)
There have been a lot of versions of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's (book, music and lyrics) GREASE that I've seen over the years. Only one, New Line Theatre's brilliant staging a few years back, actually adhered to the musical as originally conceived. The majority have followed the template laid down by the 1978 movie version that was tailored to fit the stars; Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. That's the version currently gracing the stage of The MUNY, although it features a number of interesting changes, beginning with a choral version of the opening "Alma Mater" that actually utilizes the lyrics to the song "We Go Together". It's certainly an entertaining ride, and is much improved in many ways over the version staged here back in 2007. (more...)
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has announced initial details on its 2014-15 Concert Series. Encompassing over 50 different concerts, this series begins with a performance by the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet with legendary guest artist Menahem Pressler on Sept. 9, 2014, and concludes with a number of performances by CCM's Preparatory Department running May 1 - 9, 2015. (more...)
Acorn Productions, the 501(c)3 organization that operates the Naked Shakespeare series, has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association (MCMA), the non-profit organization that owns and operates Mechanics Hall, located at 519 Congress Street, to complete the final stages of renovations to the third floor ballroom space so that the venue can be licensed for public performances. (more...)