Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/3/2008

Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 6/3/2008. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

Jekyll and Hyde - Closing - 6/8/2008

San Jose Repertory Theatre, under the art direction of Timothy Near, announced their 2007-2008 Season with five of six plays. Near has assembled an entertaining, captivating and challenging season, balancing the revelations and excitement of contemporary plays with the thrill of seeing the classics innovatively interpreted and produced, a hallmark for Near and San Jose Rep.

The 2007-2008 Subscription Season is filled with romance, intrigue, suspense, music and laughter! Five of the six plays are announced.

Subscriptions are now available to renewing subscribers and reservations are being taken for new subscriptions. Prices begin at $222 for a six play subscription. For subscription tickets, call 408-367-7255 or buy online at www.SJRep.com:

Jekyll and Hyde May 10 – June 8, 2008 Novelist Jeffrey Hatcher sets out on a new journey. His new play will investigate and attempt to answer the question, "What happened on the night Henry Jekyll died?" Hatcher's new adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde, based on Robert Lewis Stevenson's intriguing Victorian tale of split personality, explores the conflicting depths of good and evil within humanity. The tortured but often funny and charming soul of Edward Hyde is revealed as he longs for the Henry Jekyll persona, while simultaneously desiring to be free of the spell that compels him to such wicked and deplorable acts.

Out of This World - 6/7/2008

42nd Street Moon Theatre celebrates their 15th year of producing uncommon musicals with another grand line-up of productions for the 2007-08 season! All 42nd Street Moon performances are held at the Eureka Theatre located at 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco (between Battery and Front in the Gateway Plaza). For subscriptions of single tickets call the box office at 415-255-8207 or visit www.42ndstmoon.org.

Out of This World Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter Book by Dwight Taylor Revised Book by Greg MacKellan June 5 – June 29, 2008 Opening Night: June 7

"Cole Porter's deliciously saucy farce about Greek Gods and the Hollywood movie types on the loose in 1950s Athens was a smash hit for 42nd Street Moon in 2000, with acclaim for Greg MacKellan's newly-revised script. Darlene Popovic, Steve Rhyne, and Stephanie Rhoads return with an all-new supporting cast, singing Porter's great songs."

Little Shop of Horrors - Papermill - 6/4/2008

Paper Mill Playhouse, during its 2007-2008 season, will explore six outstanding titles with intergenerational appeal – some new to the Paper Mill stage and some returning favorites:

June 4-July 6 Little Shop of Horrors A Paper Mill Premiere "Little Shop of Horrors is the third longest-running—and highest grossing—production in off-Broadway history, earning a myriad of awards, and inspiring a wildly popular film adaptation. This hilarious musical makes its Paper Mill premiere just in time for the summer. Based on the film by Roger Corman (Screenplay by Charles Griffith), Seymour is just a down-and-out clerk in a downtown flower shop, but things start to look up when he discovers an unusual plant... with an even more unusual appetite. Written by the Academy Award-winning team Howard Ashman (book and lyrics) and Alan Menken (music), the artists behind Disney's Beauty and the Beast, this delightful score blends rock n'roll, doo-wop, and Motown with lyrics so memorable, you'll find yourself singing along."

The performance schedule for the 2007-2008 season at Paper Mill Playhouse is: Wednesdays at 7:30PM, Thursdays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM, Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 2:00PM & 8:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM. Single tickets go on sale on August 13th and range in price from $25-$92. Tickets may be purchased by calling (973) 376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office on Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

The Immigrant: A Musical - 6/8/2008

Fells Point Corner Theatre. Through June 8. Directed by Bill Kamberger. www.fpct.org or 410-276-7837.

Anastasia - 6/6/2008

A play by Marcelle Maurette. Through June 29. Vagabond Players. 806 S. Broadway Baltimore, MD 21231 www.vagabondplayers.com or 410-563-9135.

Nelson Algren: For Keeps and A Single Day - 6/4/2008

Adapted and directed by John Musial FeatuRing Thomas J Cox

This intimate multimedia production sets Chicago based Nelson Algren's backstreet poetry to the pulse of a live, onstage jazz combo, performed against a backdrop of the city of Chicago as shown through indelible film imagery by Ensemble Member John Musial. Jeff-nominated Ensemble member Thomas J. Cox will reprise his role as one of Chicago's most enduring literary figures. The return of a Lookingglass favorite!

Runs June 4th-June 29, 2008. Theatre & Box Office •821 N Michigan Ave Chicago, Illinois 60611 (312)337.0665.

Annie CD Signing - 6/4/2008

Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse, Andrea McArdle, Kathie Lee Gifford, Conrad John Schuck and other cast members from the new "Annie" recording will be signing CDs at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square. Wrist bands are given out at 9am (one wrist band per person) on Tuesday (the day the CD drops) for the 4pm Wednesday event.

Annie CD - 6/3/2008

The 30th anniversary recording of "Annie" is released to stores and major music retail outlets. The special two-disc recording features members of the 30th anniversary tour cast, headlined by Marissa O'Donnell in the title role. The second disc contains a chock full of special features, lost recordings and famous "Annie" alums, including Andrea McArdle, Kathie Lee Gifford and Carol Burnett.

'South Pacific' Performance and CD Signing 6/5 - 6/5/2008

 On June 5, 2008, stars of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific will perform selections from the new Broadway Cast Recording as well as participate in a CD signing.  Stars Kelli O'Hara, Paulo Szot, Matthew Morrison, Danny Burstein, Loretta Ables Sayre will be featured along with guest host Laurence Maslon (author, The South Pacific Companion) at the Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle (1972 Broadway @ 66th Street).  Performance set to begin at 5:00 PM, CD signing to immediately follow.  The cast recording is currently available from Sony BMG Masterworks and is produced by David Caddick and David Lai.
 
Based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.  Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples -- US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush and French plantation owner Emile de Becque and Navy Airman Joe Cable and a young local native girl Liat -- and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of the war and by their own prejudices.
 
The Lincoln Center Theater production of this treasured American musical, directed by Bartlett Sher, has earned 11 Tony® Award nominations and 5 Drama Desk Awards.
 
Tickets to Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific are available now at the Lincoln Center Theater box office (150 West 65 Street), at telecharge.com, or by visiting www.lct.org.
 
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Nelson Algren: For Keeps and a Single Day - 6/4/2008

Lookingglass Theatre Company, in a new relationship with the Museum of Contemporary Art, presents the return of 'Nelson Algren: For Keeps and a Single Day'. directed by Ensemble Member John Musial, featuring Ensemble Member Thomas J. Cox, runs June 4-29, 2008, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. The press opening is Sunday, June 8, 2008, at 7:30 p.m.

Enchanted April- Closing - 6/8/2008

Avenue Q- Closing - 6/7/2008

Taylor Hicks Joins Grease - 6/6/2008

"American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks joins the cast of "Grease" as the Teen Angel.

Saved - 6/3/2008

Edward Albee's Occupant - 6/5/2008

Footloose the musical - 6/4/2008

FOOTLOOSE the musical!

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory will burst onto the Alumnae Theatre's stage June 4th - 14th 2008. You won't be able to resist singing along to the Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score with featured songs such as 'Holding Out for a Hero', 'Let's Hear it for the Boy', 'Almost Paradise' and of course 'Footloose'. So "kick off your Sunday shoes" to these great hits and many more.

Israeli/Palestinian Play Festival - 6/7/2008

On the weekend of June 7-8, 2008, in conjunction with their mainstage production of HOUSE, DIVIDED, InterAct will present an Israeli/Palestinian Play Festival. The festival will feature concert readings of four new and contemporary plays that examine the western perspective on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, as well as a panel discussion examining varying viewpoints on the subject. The schedule for the festival is as follows: Saturday, June 7, 2008 11:00 a.m. Concert Reading: DIRTY STORY, written by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Sean Christopher Lewis From the acclaimed author of DOUBT and MOONSTRUCK comes this metaphorical and satirical take on the relationship between Israel and the Palestinian people, as an itinerant young writer moves in with her surly middle-aged mentor only to embark on a truly dysfunctional relationship, abetted by an equally dysfunctional British and American duo. 2:00 p.m. Concert Reading: MY NAME IS Rachel Corrie, adapted from Rachel Corrie's personal diary by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner, directed by John Bellomo, featuring Jullianna Zinkel The controversial one-woman play chronicles a young American woman's observations and insights as she travels to the West Bank to fight for the Palestinian cause and, ultimately, dies at the hands of an Israeli bulldozer while standing in front of a Palestinian home. 4:00 p.m. Symposium: A panel discussion examining different perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 8:00 p.m. Mainstage Performance: InterAct's World Premiere production of HOUSE, DIVIDED, written by Larry Loebell, directed by Seth Rozin Sunday, June 8, 2008 11:00 a.m. Concert Reading: READING HEBRON, written by Jason Sherman, directed by Seth Reichgott A Canadian Jew, while struggling with his own religious and cultural identity, becomes obsessed with the Palestinian cause in the wake of the massacre at the mosque in Hebron. 2:00 p.m. Mainstage Performance: InterAct's World Premiere production of HOUSE, DIVIDED, written by Larry Loebell, directed by Seth Rozin 7:00 p.m. Concert Reading: GOLIATH, written by Karen Hartmann, directed by Lisa Jo Epstein A family of settlers are forced to evacuate their house by a conflicted Israeli army officer, revealing divisions within the Jewish community.

Jamie deRoy Presents Songs of Tony Winning Musicals 6/11 - 6/10/2008

Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy concludes a monthly cabaret series of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, "Jamie de Roy & friends" on Wednesday, June 11th (7:30PM) at the New York hotspot Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~between 5th & 6th Avenues) with a an evening of songs from Tony Award®-winning Musicals.

Joining Jamie deRoy on June 11th will be Tony Award®-winners Len Cariou, Debbie Gravitte and three-time Tony Award®-winning composer Charles Strouse; Tony nominated actress Stephanie D'Abruzzo; Broadway veteran Loni Ackerman,  MAC Award-winning KT Sullivan with jazz pianist Jon Weber and cabaret performers Tanya Holt, Josh Scheer and MAC Award-winning Amy Wolk. Award-winning director Barry Kleinbort will direct and Lanny Meyers will serve as musical director.

The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 16 years and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show, spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers and newcomers lighting up the cabaret, theater, and comedy worlds.

Jamie deRoy has won eight MAC Awards, four Back Stage Bistro Awards, ten Telly Awards and CaB Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award for her extensive work on both stage and screen. Jamie has appeared onstage with Joan Rivers and has headlined at many of New York's major clubs. She has produced eight CDs in the Jamie deRoy & friends series on the Harbinger and PS Classics labels. Her theatre producing credits include Broadway: the upcoming Arthur Miller's All My Sons, London's Marguerite, George Steven Jr.'s Thurgood, Clifford Odets's The Country Girl, David Mamet's November, Jay Johnson: The Two and Only, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, and Say Goodnight Gracie; Off-Broadway: Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn, Dividing The Estate (Outer Critics Circle Award), Opus, Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell, Athol Fugard's Exits and Entrances, Christopher Durang's Adrift in Macao, A.R. Gurney's Indian Blood (Outer Critics Circle Award), Terrence McNally's Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Her TV and film producing credits include the Emmy-nominated "The Biggest Little Operas in Town" for Channel 13 and Rick McKay's documentary Broadway: The Golden Age. Her acting credits include appearances on the television shows "Alice," "Spiderman" and "Knight Rider," and in the films GoodFellas, Raging Bull, See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Married to It. Onstage, Jamie appeared with Rene Auberjonois in The Threepenny Opera, as well as in The Drunkard with musical direction by Barry Manilow.

Jamie deRoy & friends at Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street /between 5th and 6th Avenues) has a $25 cover charge plus a $15 minimum. For reservations, please call (212) 206-0440. Program is subject to change.

Four Women and a Waitress - 6/10/2008

MAGGIE MAES & Kimberly Vaughn will present Four Women & a Waitress, at the ArcLight Theatre, June 10-22, 2008. The two plays, Rosemary with Ginger by Edward Allen Baker & The Stronger by August Strindberg, will be directed by Karl Bury & Stephen Wadsworth, respectively.

The cast of this AEA Approved Showcase production are Marthe Keller (acclaimed European actor & director in her first Off-Broadway stage appearance), Aria Alpert, STEPHANIE DEPALMA, Francesca Faridany & Pamela Shaw. Set & Costume Designer is KATE MELVIN, Lighting Designer is Joyce Liao, Stage Manager is HONORA COUGHLIN, with Graphic Design by VAS.

Marthe Keller was born in Switzerland, studied at the Stanislavski School in Munich, then joined the prestigious Schiller theatre & played many leading parts: Shakespeare, Schiller, Goethe, Pinter. She made her debut with a supporting role in the British drama Funeral in Berlin (1976) & then moved to Paris to work with directors Philippe De Broca & Claude Lelouch. In the mid '70s, she went to Hollywood, appearing opposite Laurence Olivier & Dustin Hoffman in The Marathon Man (1976, garnering a Golden Globe nomination for " Best Supporting Actress"), followed by Bobby Deerfield, Black Sunday & in Billy Wilder's Fedora with William Holden (1978) & Dark Eyes, with Marcello Mastroianni. From 1980-2000 she worked in film, TV & theatre in France, Italy & Germany. In 2001, Keller appeared on Broadway in Judgment at Nuremberg as Mrs. Bertholt & was nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award as "Best Featured Actress." In addition to her work in film and theatre, Keller has developed a career in classical music as a speaker & opera director, performing the speaking role of Joan of Arc in the oratorio Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher, with conductors such as Seiji Ozawa & Kurt Masur & recorded the role for Deutsche Grammophon with Ozawa. She has performed classical music melodramas for speaker and piano in recital. Swiss composer Michael Jarrell wrote the melodrama Cassandre, for Keller, who gave the world premiere in 1994. In 2005 Keller won the "Best European Actress" award for TV, for "Par Amour" & in 2007, the "Best French Actrice" award for TV for "The Link." She just finished a film with Gerard Depardieu in Paris & has 3 films soon to be released.

Aria Alpert appeared as Nora in Nora, Ingmar Bergman's adaptation of A Doll's House (Pico Playhouse, LA); Mary in Final Placement (Attic Theatre, LA); Stella in Gross Points starring opposite Alec Baldwin (Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor); Viola in Twelfth Night (Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland Ohio) & Unfinished Moon (American Theatre of Actors, NYC). Her film credits include playing Sigmund Freud's wife in Freud's Magic Powder, Things Behind The Sun, Super Troopers, Sparkle & Charm, Everlast & Gamblin'. STEPHANIE DEPALMA recently returned from the UK where she performed Cloud Nine at the South London Theatre & completed her studies in film/BBC broadcasting at the Brighton Film School. Other theatre credits include Freak Show (Hollywood Theatre, LA), When Ya Comin' Back Red Ryder? (Actors' Loft, NY), Going Postal (NADA 45, NY) & A Servant of Two Masters (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Francesca Faridany appeared on Broadway in The Homecoming. Regionally, she performed the title role in her adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's Fräulein Else (Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Berkeley Rep., La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter & Long Wharf Theatres) & at The Old Globe, Huntington, both Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, the McCarter & Bay Street. The Stronger marks Francesca's 10th production with director/husband Stephen Wadsworth. Other directors include Maria Aitken, Dan Sullivan, Mark Brokaw, Brian Kulick, Marco Barricelli, Julie Hébert, Mary Zimmerman, Tony Taccone & the late Albert Takazauckas. Next, she will be revisiting Cassandra in Aeschylus' Agamemnon at the Getty Villa's new outdoor Greek Theater in LA, opposite Tyne Daly. Her film credits include Conceiving Ada, opposite Tilda Swinton. Pamela Shaw appeared in The Hostage (Meg, LATC), A Play on the Times (Public Theatre), Fingernails Blue as Flowers (American Place Theatre), Laughing Wild (SF, Mason Street Theatre), Lucky Stiff (Rita, Australia), The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (White Witch, Australia), Prism View (New Dramatists), The Gig (Ricki) & Muriel Resnick's Let's Lunch (Sharon Stone). Her film credits include Splinterheads (Alicia Silverstone, Mark Webber, Shooting July 2008), Driving Lessons (Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, 2008), BuzzKill (2007), Prey (Dir. George Miller 2007), Springtime in Autumn (Mario Van Peebles), Emma Blue (Emma, European Independent Film Festival 2008), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Mrs. Vane), The Man Who Sued God (Judy Davis, Billy Connolly), Perfume (Sundance 2001), See Jane Run (Doug Liman, Prod.), Cut (Molly Ringwald), Urbania (Sundance 2000) & In the Weeds (Eric Bogosian).

This is Karl Bury's NYC directing debut. As an actor, he appeared on Broadway in Match, directed by Nicholas Martin (Plymouth Theatre). His regional theatre credits include Awake and Sing! (Pittsburgh Public Theatre & The Odyssey Theatre in LA), The Rose Tattoo (Hudson Theatre, LA) How to Go Out on a Date in Queens, directed by Larry Moss, as well as many productions with the award winning Circle X Theatre Company. His TV work includes Showtime's "Brotherhood", "The Sopranos," "Judging Amy" & "The Practice." Karl is a long time student of Larry Moss. He is currently writing the play Some Day. Stephen Wadsworth has directed plays by Aeschylus, Shakespeare, Molière, Marivaux, Goldoni, Shaw & Wilde. His famous stagings of operas by Handel, Gluck, Mozart & Wagner, have established him as a master of the classic repertoire. This season he directed the world premiere of Anna Deavere Smith's Let Me Down Easy at the Long Wharf & a new production of Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride at the Metropolitan Opera. Upcoming are Aeschylus' Agamemnon at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles & Wagner's Ring cycle for Seattle Opera. He is the James S. Marcus Faculty Fellow at the Juilliard School, Master Teacher at the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Development Program, a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres & a Harman/Eisner Artist in Residence at the Aspen Institute. His translations of Marivaux are published by Smith & Kraus as Marivaux: Three Plays.

MAGGIE MAES is a Founding Member & Artistic Director of ActorsLoftTheatreCo. & under that banner, has executive produced & directed Five Women Wearing The Same Dress by Alan Ball, When You Comin' Back Red Ryder? by Mark Medoff, Italian American Reconciliation, by John Patrick Shanley & Sylvia by A.R.Gurney, in New York; Savage in Limbo by John Patrick Shanley, in Tampa, FL & the World Premiere of Heartworm, by Nanci Hightower, in Charlotte, NC (slated for Off-Broadway in 2010). She also created The Actors' Loft, which sponsors casting workshops & showcases. She has served on the Board of Directors of TRU (Theatre Resources Unlimited), a non profit organization whose mission is to foster new producers. As the primary Operating Partner of Maude Kaplan Management (MKM) Maggie represents clients working in every aspect of the entertainment business: on Broadway in Lion King, Hairspray & Phantom of the Opera; on National Tours in Mamma Mia, Hairspray &, 42nd Street; & Off- Broadway in God's Ear, Seussical, The Musical & Hostage Song. Her clients have also appeared on TV & film. Kimberly Vaughn is a producer, director, teacher & performer. She was an Associate Producer of the Tony nominated musical Marlene starring Sian Phillips & co-produced Swinging on a Star, Tony nominated for Best Musical. Other projects include Hauptman at the Cherry Lane Theatre, starring Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare & The Cover of Life directed by Pete Masterson, (The Best Little Whore House in Texas) at the American Place Theatre. Directorial credits include Edward J. Moore's Drama Desk Award winning play The Sea Horse at The New Theatre of Harvard Square in Cambridge & the world premiere of Ronald Paolillo's The Lost Boy, which she also co-produced regionally at The Helen Hayes Theatre in Nyack, NY & at The Queens Theatre in the Park. She has served on the faculty of the renowned Circle in the Square Theatre School & as an adjunct Professor at Pace University. Kimberly starred on Broadway as Constance Wilde in the musical Dear Oscar & in star packages including The Member of the Wedding with Ethel Waters, Harvey with Shirley Booth & Tom Poston & Applause with Dorothy Collins.

DATES: June 10 - 22 – Preview: Tues, 6/10 Opens: Wed. 6/11

Tues – Sat @ 7:30pm, Sat & Sun @ 5pm

THEATRE: ArcLight Theatre ~ 152 West 71st Street

TICKETS: $18

RESERVATIONS: SmartTix (212)868-4444 or www.SmartTix.com

amfAR Honors Jerry Mitchell - 6/9/2008

amfAR's presents Honoring with Pride: Honoring Jerry Mitchell: A celebration of the gay and lesbian community's response in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The event will feature Taylor Dayne and is hosted by Mario Cantone. In addition to Jerry Mitchell the event will honor Julie Davids and the company Kiehl's Since 1851.

Honoring with Pride will take place Monday, June 9, 2008 at Hudson (356 West 58th Street). At 6:30 p.m. there will be a VIP Cocktail Reception, at 7:00 p.m. there will be a cocktail reception, and at 8:30 p.m. the awards presentation and special concert will take place, and this will be followed by the Hudson Bar Afterparty with Legendary DJ Johnny Dynell.

Ticket levels are as follows:
$50,000 - Presenting Sponsor - VIP table for 12
$25,000 - Best Friend Forever - VIP table for 6
$7,500 - Best Friend - VIP table for 4
$1,000 - Partner - individual ticket
$350 - Friend - individual ticket
For those purchasing event tickets or tables, payments in excess of $250 per person ($150 for general admission) are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.

This years event is Chaired by David Bohnett, Cheyenne Jackson,Mathilde Krim, Ph.D., Hal Luftig, Peter Staley, and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

List of Supporters:

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Donald Capoccia
R. Martin Chavez, Ph.D.
David Bohnett Foundation
KIEHL'S Since 1851

BEST FRIEND
GlaxoSmithKline, Inc.

PARTNERS
Jack O'Brien
Mathilde Krim, Ph.D.
Bill Melamed
Friedrike Merck
Thomas E. Moore III and Mark Reynolds
Everett "Rett" Sheslow
Jane Silver
Barry Skovgaard and Marc Wolinsky
Peter Staley and Gary Schwartz

FRIENDS
Derek Hodkey
Robert Perri
Kenneth and Michelle Posner
Allan and Clare Rosenfield
Jeffrey Seller

PRESENTING SPONSOR
Hudson

MEDIA SPONSORS
Genre Magazine
The Advocate
HX Magazine
The New York Blade
Van Wagner

BEVERAGES GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY
SKYY Vodka
Bud Light
Morrell Wine
T. Edward Wines New York
(Guests must be 21 and over)

DESSERTS PROVIDED BY
Hope, Faith & Gluttony

American Airlines is the official airline of amfAR.

amfAR's ninth annual celebration will be held during Lesbian and Gay Pride Month in New York and will feature a VIP reception, cocktails, fabulous food, live and silent auctions, an awards ceremony, and a special concert. For further information contact
Timothy Stahl at (212) 806-1636 or timothy.stahl@amfar.org.

amfAR is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $275 million in support of its mission and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide. www.amfar.org

Saycon Sengbloh at Splash - 6/9/2008

Monday, June 9th at 11:30pm Splash Bar presents 'Scott Nevins' Curtain Call with Broadway's Saycon Sengbloh.

Splash Bar is proud to present a very special edition of Scott Nevins' Curtain Call with Broadway's stunning Saycon Senglbloh. Whether you have caught her starring is such roles as Elphaba in "Wicked", "both Celie or Nettie in "The Color Purple", or as the title character in "Aida", you know that Saycon has "star" written all over her! This Broadway's diva will appear tonight returning to "Scott Nevins' Curtain Call" directly following the video madness of "Musical Mondays", serving up a full set of Broadway's hottest tunes! Get there early to grab a seat to watch those legendary musical numbers on the big screens, and then sit tight as Saycon Sengbloh blows the roof off of Splash as she performs live in person! Admission is free until 10pm, $5 after. Must be 21 with ID. Splash is located at 50 West 17th Street.

Dreams - 6/4/2008

TSP Artists' Platform presents the world premiere of DREAMS, Norman Beim's prize-winning comedy-drama. Veteran director Sheila Smith directs this touching play that tells the story of legendary Broadway stars, Lily and Archie Lowe, (read Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne) who are coming out of retirement, after being away from the stage for so many years. How will these aged troupers, who were adored by millions of fans in their day, fare today?

Mr. Beim , who is also a veteran actor, is returning to the stage after fifteen years during which time he was devoted to his writing. As an actor Mr. Beim appeared with Morgan Freeman at The Public Theatre in Black Visions, on Broadway in the original production of Inherit The Wind and on tour with the film star Van Johnson in Tribute He also appeared in numerous TV shows, Saturday Night Live, soap operas et al. Opposite Mr. Beim, in the role of Lily, is Carol Emshoff, also a veteran trouper who has appeared with Mr. Beim in numerous productions.

Norman Beim ( Author ) Beim's plays have been produced nationally and internationally, including last year's New York production of FRITZ & FROYIM that garnered widespread critical acclaim. His comedy–drama, Success , ran for more than a year in The Netherlands and has been optioned for a film. Seven collections of Norman's plays have been published, including Six Award Winning Plays and My Family the Jewish Immigrants .

Sheila Smith (Director) veteran of more than a dozen Broadway shows from ZIEGFELD FOLLIES '56 to SHOW BOAT (revival) '97, received The Theatre World Award (MAME), San Francisco Critic's Award (FOLLIES) and Kent State's Special Award for Performing Arts Achievement. As writer/director, she has produced more than 40 musical tributes including The FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE series in Toronto and in the states. The American premiere of Noel Coward's AFTER THE BALL starring Paula Lawrence was scripted by Ms. Smith.

John W. Cooper ( Producer & Artistic Director ) is the founder of Turtle Shell Productions, which has produced over 90 plays including Five By Tenn , Blues for Mister Charlie , PUCK'd , Ourselves Alone , The Aspern Papers and The 8 Minute Madness Playwright Festival . He is an alumni of SUNY Purchase and has been nominated for the Irene Ryan National Award and was awarded Best Actor in the European Tournament of Plays.

The TSP Artists' Platform provides playwrights with a safe haven to develop their work in partnership with a team of experienced designers and theater professionals in their home at The Turtle's Shell Theater. Artists are carefully selected and nurtured with an eye towards forging an ongoing creative collaboration.

Previews are June 4 and 5 at 8PM, the opening it June 6th, and DREAMS plays through June 21st. Tickets are $18 and available from www.TheaterMania.com or call 212-352-3101. DREAMS is playing at the Turtle's Shell Theater (in the Times Square Arts Center).


Cause Célèbre 'Recipe For Life' Benefit - 6/10/2008

Cause Célèbre (Susan Charlotte, Founder), is a theatre company dedicated to fostering an enhanced understanding of psychological, physical and social issues. Each month a different issue will be the focal point, and the proceeds will benefit a specific charity.

The next event is entitled "Recipe For Life" benefiting The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation at The Players on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 beginning at 6PM. The fourth installment of Cause Célèbre will feature appearances by Richard Easton, Rue McClanahan, and Frances Sternhagen performing a series of readings, performances and original works by Susan Charlotte, Margaret Edson, A.R. Gurney and Neil & Danny Simon and Joseph Stein. The evening will be directed by Antony Marsellis and Christopher Hart.

The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation (known as "Tina's Wish") is named for Tina Brozman, an amazing woman who became a judge at 32 years old. She was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer at age 52 and died at age 54, one year ago. Her husband, Andrew Brozman, started the foundation in her name.

It is well known among her family and colleagues that Tina was a sophisticated and generous cook. When she was diagnosed she began writing a cookbook for her children, hence the title, "Recipe For Life". This Cause Célèbre will be related to the battle against ovarian cancer. However, the plays will be related to food and restaurants which are thought provocative and lighter fare. They include A.R. Gurney's The Dining Room, Neil & Danny Simon and Joseph Stein in the collaboration of Tallulah Finds Her Kitchen, and an original work by Susan Charlotte entitled, The Laziest of Simmers which was inspired by Tina. An excerpt from the Pulitzer Pr


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