Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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Based on the novel by Gabriel García Márquez

A.C.T. Announces RACE, 10/21-11/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2011

The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) 2011-12 season continues with David Mamet's newest play, Race, directed by former CENTERSTAGE Artistic Director Irene Lewis. Fresh from a triumphant run on Broadway, Mamet's wicked and scathing courtroom comedy makes its West Coast premiere at A.C.T. With his trademark verbal pyrotechnics, Mamet unleashes two attorneys and the firm's young associate as they scramble to decide if they want to represent a wealthy white man accused of assaulting a black woman. (more...)

Repertorio Español Closes PROBATION Today, Sept 27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL's New York production of Yoshvani Medina's PROBATION plays through today September 27, 2012. The play is directed by the playwright and its cast includes Hannia Guillén as Yenny, Alfonso Rey as Pancho & Sandor Juan as Freddy. Probation is the first production at Repertorio to be presented in Spanish with subtitles via Repertorio's new in-seat Simultext Captioning System. (more...)

Concerts for City Greens Announces A GIANT, WILD PARTY, Honoring Michael John LaChiusa, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012

The Concerts for City Greens, the free outdoor series that brings the sounds of music to the heart of Midtown, hosts "A Giant, Wild Party," a musical tribute to the celebrated composer/lyricist/librettist Michael John LaChiusa, on Wednesday October 3 at 6:30pm at Tudor City Greens. (Rain date: Thursday October 4 at 6:30pm.) Feting the 2-time Emmy winner and 5-time Tony nominee, whose new musical "Giant," opens at the Public Theater this fall, will be the Broadway veterans D.C. Anderson ("Queen of the Mist," "Rebecca," "Phantom") and Leah Hocking ("Wild Party," "Billy Elliott," "Mama Mia," "Hairspray"); the cabaret legend and Broadway star KT Sullivan"; and the singer/songwriter and actress Katie Thompson (who is featured in LaChiusa's "Giant"). "A Giant, Wild Party" brings to a close The Concerts for City Greens' fifth annual season of free outdoor summer concerts. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Premieres PHAEDRA BACKWARDS, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2011

McCarter Theatre will present the world premiere of Marina Carr's Phaedra Backwards, directed by Artistic Director Emily Mann, October 18 through November 6. (more...)

A.C.T. Announces RACE, 10/21-11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) 2011-12 season continues with David Mamet's newest play, Race, directed by former CENTERSTAGE Artistic Director Irene Lewis. Fresh from a triumphant run on Broadway, Mamet's wicked and scathing courtroom comedy makes its West Coast premiere at A.C.T. With his trademark verbal pyrotechnics, Mamet unleashes two attorneys and the firm's young associate as they scramble to decide if they want to represent a wealthy white man accused of assaulting a black woman. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Premieres PHAEDRA BACKWARDS, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

McCarter Theatre will present the world premiere of Marina Carr's Phaedra Backwards, directed by Artistic Director Emily Mann, October 18 through November 6. (more...)

THE 6TH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL WEEK Kicks Off 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

PAMAR (Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc.), the New York based organization founded and directed by Polly Ferman, announces the 6th Annual LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL WEEK, November 10-17, in venues all around town. (more...)

Seven Artists Selected for 2013 Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2012

Sundance Institute today announced the seven artists selected for its 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation, February 4-22, 2013. The annual writing colony at the 20,000-acre working cattle ranch outside of Sheridan, Wyo. provides a supportive environment for artists to create new work and receive guidance and reactions to it at an early stage. Under the supervision of Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of the Theatre Program, and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Playwrights Retreat is made possible through the generosity of Ucross Foundation. (more...)

REBECCA to Play Broadhurst Theatre Opening April 2012; Sierra Boggess Now Confirmed to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2011

Producers Ben Sprecher, Louise Forlenza, The Shubert Organization, Peter Bezemes, Tony Fusco, Larry Feinman, Nanda Anand and Peter Bogyo by special arrangement with/and based on the Vereinigte Buhnen Wien GmbH production, announced that the new musical REBECCA, based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier novel, will open on Broadway Sunday, April 22 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Previews will begin Tuesday, March 27. Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Love Never Dies, Master Class and as Christine in last month's 25th Anniversary Concert of The Phantom of the Opera in London) will play the lead role of 'I'. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

THE 6TH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL WEEK Kicks Off 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

PAMAR (Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc.), the New York based organization founded and directed by Polly Ferman, announces the 6th Annual LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL WEEK, November 10-17, in venues all around town. (more...)

Barrington Stage Announces June Events at Mr. Finn's Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd Artistic Director and Tristan Wilson Managing Director, is proud to announce the June performances for BSC's second season at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez' CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD Opens at Repertorio Espagnol, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012

Repertorio Español presents a rotating repertory of theatrical productions of plays as well as dance and musical concerts from Latin America, Spain and by Hispanic-American artists. All productions (except those noted) are presented in Spanish with live simultaneous translation to English via wireless headsets. The schedule follows. (more...)

Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen to Perform at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, 6/1-2
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd Artistic Director and Tristan Wilson Managing Director, is proud to announce the June performances for BSC's second season at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins' UNPLUGGED Debuts at Joe's Pub, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

TONYA PINKINS - the acclaimed Tony Award winning actress and vocalist - will headline JOE'S PUB at The Public on Monday, June 3 at 7:30 PM for the debut of a special concert "TONYA PINKINS UNPLUGGED." One of the most dynamic theater vocalists of her generation returns to the venue for an exciting evening of theater songs along with raw and hilarious stories behind her accomplished career… including roles she played and ones that got away. Selections include "Pirate Jenny," Defying Gravity" and "Gimme Gimme" with special surprises to come. (more...)

LOS OTROS World Premiere Begins Previews at CTG's Mark Taper Forum Tonight, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

The world premiere of the beautifully crafted musical "Los Otros" begins previews tonight, May 23 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. With book and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh and music by Michael John LaChiusa, "Los Otros" opens on June 3, 2012; performances continue through July 1. Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk has been cast to play the role of Woman and Julio Monge will play the role of Man. (more...)

GIANT to be Licensed Through R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Cast Recording of the acclaimed epic musical GIANTonline and in stores on May 21, 2013. Performance rights for GIANT will be licensed through R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, an Imagem Company. Applications for performance are not yet being accepted and will be announced at a later date. In the meantime all inquiries should be directed to Theatre@rnh.com. For more information please visit http://www.rnh.com/show/335/GIANT. (more...)

TONYA PINKINS UNPLUGGED Debuts at Joe's Pub, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013

TONYA PINKINS - the acclaimed Tony Award winning actress and vocalist - will headline JOE'S PUB at The Public on Monday, June 3 at 7:30 PM for the debut of a special concert "TONYA PINKINS UNPLUGGED." One of the most dynamic theater vocalists of her generation returns to the venue for an exciting evening of theater songs along with raw and hilarious stories behind her accomplished career… including roles she played and ones that got away. Selections include "Pirate Jenny," Defying Gravity" and "Gimme Gimme" with special surprises to come. (more...)

LOS OTROS World Premiere Begins Previews at CTG's Mark Taper Forum, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

The world premiere of the beautifully crafted musical "Los Otros" begins previews Wednesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. With book and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh and music by Michael John LaChiusa, "Los Otros" opens on June 3, 2012; performances continue through July 1. Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk has been cast to play the role of Woman and Julio Monge will play the role of Man. (more...)

Works by Caridad Svich, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carmen Rivera and More Highlight Repertorio Espagnol's Summer 2012 Program
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

Repertorio Español presents a rotating repertory of theatrical productions of plays as well as dance and musical concerts from Latin America, Spain and by Hispanic-American artists. All productions (except those noted) are presented in Spanish with live simultaneous translation to English via wireless headsets. The schedule follows. (more...)

Repertorio Español to Bring CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD to Puerto Rico
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2012

Repertorio Español and Puerto Rico's Boundless Theater Company and will present Repertorio's adaptation of Nobel Prize of Literature winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold, directed by Jorge Ali Triana. Performances will be Tuesday, March 6th through Friday, March 10th, 2012 at the Guaynabo Performing Arts Center in Puerto Rico. (more...)

Repertorio Español to Bring CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD to Puerto Rico
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012

Repertorio Español and Puerto Rico's Boundless Theater Company and will present Repertorio's adaptation of Nobel Prize of Literature winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold, directed by Jorge Ali Triana. Performances will be Tuesday, March 6th through Friday, March 10th, 2012 at the Guaynabo Performing Arts Center in Puerto Rico. (more...)

Bob Dishy, Zach Grenier, Tonya Pinkins to Star in STOREFRONT CHURCH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of STOREFRONT CHURCH, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner John Patrick Shanley and starring Bob Dishy, Giancarlo Esposito, Zach Grenier, Ron Cephas Jones and Tonya Pinkins. STOREFRONT CHURCH will begin previews Wednesday, May 16; officially open Monday, June 11; and play a limited engagement through Sunday, June 24 Off-Broadway as the first production to return to Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater in Chelsea following completion of a historic $8.3M renovation. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins and Brad Simmons Return Joe's Pub with New Edition of BRING ON THE MEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2013

JOE'S PUB will welcome Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins return to their stage for an ongoing series BRING ON THE MEN tonight, March 24th, 2013 at 9:30 PM. Best known for her celebrated roles in Caroline, or Change and Jelly's Last Jam, Tonya made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Merrily We Roll Along. Broadway audiences have also delighted in her performances in Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Play On!, The Wild Party and Radio Golf, while television audiences know her from As The World Turns, All My Children and Army Wives and 24. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins' BRING ON MEN Series to Kick Off with Brad Simmons at Joe's Pub, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Joe's Pub will welcome Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins in her return to their stage for an ongoing series BRING ON MEN. BRING ON THE MEN will kick off with Brad Simmons on February 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM, and March 24 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins and Brad Simmons Return to Joe's Pub with New Edition of BRING ON THE MEN, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013

JOE'S PUB will welcome Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins return to their stage for an ongoing series BRING ON THE MEN on Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 9:30 PM. Best known for her celebrated roles in Caroline, or Change and Jelly's Last Jam, Tonya made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Merrily We Roll Along. Broadway audiences have also delighted in her performances in Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Play On!, The Wild Party and Radio Golf, while television audiences know her from As The World Turns, All My Children and Army Wives and 24. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tonya Pinkins Sings in Joe's Pub's BRING ON THE MEN Series
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2013

Joe's Pub recently welcomed Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins in her return to their stage for an ongoing series BRING ON THE MEN. Best known for her celebrated roles in Caroline, or Change and Jelly's Last Jam, Tonya made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Merrily We Roll Along. Broadway audiences have also delighted in her performances in Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Play On!, The Wild Party and Radio Golf, while television audiences know her from As The World Turns, All My Children, Army Wives and 24. Check out highlights from her concert below! (more...)

ROCKY's Christopher Barreca Wins Tony for Best Scenic Design of Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Christopher Barreca won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for ROCKY. This is Christopher Barreca's first Tony nomination. His past scenic design work on Broadway includes Search and Destroy, Marie Christine, and The Violet Hour. (more...)

BWW TV: ROCKY's Christopher Barreca on Taking the 2014 Tony for Scenic Design of a Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, Christopher Barreca won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Rocky. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Barreca had to say below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Julio Monge, Michele Pawk et al. at LOS OTROS' CTG World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

The world premiere of the musical "Los Otros" officially opened last night, June 3 at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. With book and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh and music by Michael John LaChiusa, Los Otros' performances continue through July 1. Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk plays the role of Woman and Julio Monge plays the role of Man. See photos from the starry opening night party below, including Monge and Pawk, along with composer Michael John LaChiusa, Julie Tolivar, FOLLIES Becky Elizabeth Stout, actor Kurtwood Smith and more! (more...)

Jill Paice & Ryan Silverman Will Lead REBECCA on Broadway at the Broadhurst This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

REBECCA, the new musical based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier novel, has found its male and female leads: Jill Paice will play the role of "I" and Ryan Silverman the role of "Maxim de Winter." REBECCA will open on Broadway Sunday, November 18 at The Broadhurst Theatre. Previews will begin Tuesday, October 30. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins' UNPLUGGED Debuts at Joe's Pub, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2013

TONYA PINKINS - the acclaimed Tony Award winning actress and vocalist - will headline JOE'S PUB at The Public today, June 3 at 7:30 PM for the debut of a special concert "TONYA PINKINS UNPLUGGED." One of the most dynamic theater vocalists of her generation returns to the venue for an exciting evening of theater songs along with raw and hilarious stories behind her accomplished career… including roles she played and ones that got away. Selections include "Pirate Jenny," Defying Gravity" and "Gimme Gimme" with special surprises to come. (more...)

Dominique Fishback Presents SUBVERTED, 7/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

'Subverted is an explosive solo show by Dominque Fishback, a talented and dynamic new voice on the theatre scene.' -Lynn Nottage (more...)

Repertorio Español Presents PROBATION, 7/12-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2012

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL has announced the New York production of Yoshvani Medina's PROBATION. PROBATION will begin on Thursday, July 12 (7pm) at Repertorio Español's Gramercy Arts Theater (138 East 27th Street, btw. Lex. & 3rd). PROBATION plays through September 27, 2012. The play will be directed by the playwright and its cast includes Hannia Guillén as Yenny, Alfonso Rey as Pancho & Sandor Juan as Freddy. Probation is the first production at Repertorio to be presented in Spanish with subtitles via Repertorio's new in-seat Simultext Captioning System. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein Org. Tributes Michael John LaChiusa
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 25, 2013

Major musical theatre licensing house The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization has posted a loving and lovely tribute to phenomenally talented and copiously accomplished composer/lyricist/playwright Michael John LaChiusa in honor of his birthday this week. (more...)

Bruce Coughlin, Michael Starobin, Mel Marvin and Michael John LaChuisa to Lead O'Neill Orchestration Symposium, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director of the National Music Theater Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, will conduct a public symposium on orchestrating musical theater in today's world on Thursday, July 3 at 1:00pm. The Orchestration Symposium comes as the summer conference continues its focus on exploration and role of orchestration and arranging in the development of new work. (more...)

The Envision Symposium Sets the Stage for the Entertainment Industry to Unlock the DNA of Storytelling, Design & Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Envision, a high-end design and technology think tank for the most creative cutting-edge innovators and trendsetters in the live entertainment industry, has announced its 2014 Envision Symposium. The symposium is aimed at decoding the helix of live entertainment and its interaction among the three strands of storytelling, design and technology. The event is designed to look at what works today and what the ideal sequence of the future is to keep live theatre and storytelling alive for decades to come. Envision, produced by Penton's Live Design, will be held, September 1113, at the Steinbeck Forum, in the seaside town of Monterey, CA. (more...)

Repertorio Español Presents PROBATION, Now thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2012

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL has announced the New York production of Yoshvani Medina's PROBATION. PROBATION will begin tonight, July 12 (7pm) at Repertorio Español's Gramercy Arts Theater (138 East 27th Street, btw. Lex. & 3rd). PROBATION plays through September 27, 2012. The play will be directed by the playwright and its cast includes Hannia Guillén as Yenny, Alfonso Rey as Pancho & Sandor Juan as Freddy. Probation is the first production at Repertorio to be presented in Spanish with subtitles via Repertorio's new in-seat Simultext Captioning System. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Lyrics & Lyricists Downtown at 92Y to Feature Michael John LaChiusa With Moderator Audra McDonald, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Details are set for the next Lyrics & Lyricists Downtown, the L&L series at 92YTribeca. On Monday, April 15, this one-night-only event features a conversation with Tony Award-nominated lyricist composer and librettist Michael John LaChiusa. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins' BRING ON MEN Series to Kick Off with Brad Simmons at Joe's Pub, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

Joe's Pub will welcome Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins in her return to their stage for an ongoing series BRING ON MEN. BRING ON THE MEN will kick off with Brad Simmons on February 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM, and March 24 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Sundance Institute Begins 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

The Sundance Institute Theatre Program has begun the 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation. The 13th annual writing colony at the 20,000-acre working cattle ranch outside of Sheridan, Wyo. takes place through February 22 and provides a supportive environment for artists to create new work and receive guidance and reactions to it at an early stage. Under the supervision of Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of the Theatre Program, and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Playwrights Retreat is made possible through the generosity of Ucross Foundation. (more...)

Sundance Institute Begins 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

The Sundance Institute Theatre Program has begun the 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation. The 13th annual writing colony at the 20,000-acre working cattle ranch outside of Sheridan, Wyo. takes place through February 22 and provides a supportive environment for artists to create new work and receive guidance and reactions to it at an early stage. Under the supervision of Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of the Theatre Program, and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Playwrights Retreat is made possible through the generosity of Ucross Foundation. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins' BRING ON MEN Series Kicks Off with Brad Simmons at Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Joe's Pub will welcome Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins in her return to their stage for an ongoing series BRING ON MEN. BRING ON THE MEN will kick off with Brad Simmons tonight, February 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM, and March 24 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Repertorio Español to Bring CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD to Puerto Rico
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2012

Repertorio Español and Puerto Rico's Boundless Theater Company and will present Repertorio's adaptation of Nobel Prize of Literature winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold, directed by Jorge Ali Triana. Performances will be Tuesday, March 6th through Friday, March 10th, 2012 at the Guaynabo Performing Arts Center in Puerto Rico. (more...)

Repertorio Espanol Announces December Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2011

Repertorio Español presents a rotating repertory of theatrical productions of plays as well as dance and musical concerts from Latin America, Spain and by Hispanic-American artists. All productions (except those noted) are presented in Spanish with live simultaneous translation to English via wireless headsets. (more...)

Repertorio Espanol Announces December Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2011

Repertorio Español presents a rotating repertory of theatrical productions of plays as well as dance and musical concerts from Latin America, Spain and by Hispanic-American artists. All productions (except those noted) are presented in Spanish with live simultaneous translation to English via wireless headsets. (more...)

GIANT Original Cast Album Coming in Spring 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the cast of the acclaimed epic musical GIANT will enter the recording studio in January to create an original cast album, which will be released by Ghostlight Records in spring 2013. GIANT officially opened at The Public on November 15 and features a book by Sybille Pearson, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, and direction by Michael Greif. The show will end its limited run at The Public Theater at Astor Place on Sunday, December 16 following a final two-week extension. (more...)

Exclusive InDepth InterView: Tonya Pinkins Talks Broadway, Hollywood, 54 Below, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 24, 2012

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning star known for her many impressive appearances on Broadway in JELLY'S LAST JAM, PLAY ON!, THE WILD PARTY and her tremendous title turn in the towering CAROLINE, OR CHANGE - the one and only Tonya Pinkins. Opening up about her career and many of her most memorable roles, Pinkins lets us in to her world and shares experiences of working with some of the most noted names in theatre - George C. Wolfe, Harold Prince, August Wilson, Stephen Sondheim, Lloyd Richards, Daniel Sullivan, David Esbjornson and many more among them - on everything from MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, her Broadway debut, to her many musical roles to August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON and RADIO GOLF all the way to last season's Shakespeare In The Park double-header of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Most importantly, Pinkins fills us in on all the details about her upcoming Ethel Waters tribute at 54 Below and what we can expect from one of musical theatre's most dynamic divas taking on the song catalog of an entertainment pioneer in this New York premiere of the in-development new musical solo spotlight showcase. Additionally, Pinkins shares some candid reminiscences about some of her most fondly remembered film and television roles - such as ABOVE THE RIM, BEAT STREET, ROMANCE & CIGARETTES, ENCHANTED and others - as well as offers her thoughts on the ever-changing world of soaps, having appeared in major roles on both AS THE WORLD TURNS and ALL MY CHILDREN. All of that, comments on her two upcoming feature films - HOME and NEWLYWEEDS - and much, much more! (more...)

Natalie Cortez and Mary Testa Join Michael John LaChiusa and Audra McDonald at 92Y, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

Vocalists and a pianist are announced for Lyrics & Lyricists Downtown, the L&L series at 92YTribeca. On Monday, April 15, this one-night-only event features a conversation with Tony Award-nominated lyricist composer and librettist Michael John LaChiusa. As one of today's most innovative, prolific and honored artists, LaChiusa's credits include Giant (which recently garnered a Lucille Lortel Award nomination as "Outstanding Musical,") Queen of the Mist, See What I Wanna See and Marie Christine. Joining him as moderator is five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, who has starred in several of his works and included his songs on her CDs Way Back To Paradise and Happy Songs. The conversation - touching on LaChiusa's significant works and his songwriting process - is punctuated by songs with vocalists Natalie Cortez and Mary Testa and pianist Chris Fenwick. (more...)

LOS OTROS Premiere Cast Announced, Michele Pawk and Julio Monge to Lead
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

The cast has been set for the world premiere of the chamber musical LOS OTROS, with book and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh and music by Michael John LaChiusa. LOS OTROS will run May 23 through July 1, 2012, with the opening scheduled for June 3. Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk has been cast to play the role of Woman and Julio Monge will play the role of Man. (more...)

Lyrics & Lyricists Downtown at 92Y Features Michael John LaChiusa With Moderator Audra McDonald Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Details are set for the next Lyrics & Lyricists Downtown, the L&L series at 92YTribeca. Tonight, April 15, this one-night-only event features a conversation with Tony Award-nominated lyricist composer and librettist Michael John LaChiusa. (more...)

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