Wake Up With BWW 3/28: BEETLEJUICE Begins Previews & More!
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1) Eden Espinosa, Ciara Renée & More Will Lead Lizzie Borden Musical Off Broadway This Summer
by BroadwayWorld TV
Danita Thomas, John E. Thomas and Born Cooper Productions will present LIZZIE The Musical. LIZZIE has music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner with a book by Tim Maner, directed by Victoria Bussert, with choreography by Jaclyn Miller.. (more...)
2) Chris Evans Reveals That He Wants to Star in a Musical!
by Kaitlin Milligan
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Evans talked about everything from Avengers: Endgame, to his relationship history, and even his dream of starring in a musical!. (more...)
Jim Kierstead and Broadway Factor have announced a private industry reading for the new play, SPARKLER. Written by Erik Champney and directed by Sheryl Kaller, the reading will be held in New York City on March 29, 2019.. (more...)
The Bucks County Playhouse has announced titles and creative teams for the theater's 80th anniversary season, which will launch May 17.. (more...)
Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Alexander Gemignani will assume the role of Alfred P. Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning Tuesday, April 30. (more...)
Today's Call Sheet: BEETLEJUICE Begins Previews Tonight!
BEETLEJUICE, the new musical comedy, will officially open at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on Thursday, April 25, 2019. BEETLEJUICE is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers, with an original score by Eddie Perfect, a book by Scott Brown & Emmy Award nominee Anthony King, music supervision, orchestrations and incidental music by Kris Kukul, and choreography by Connor Gallagher.
It's showtime, folks! The ghost-with-the-most makes his Broadway debut in this edgy and irreverent musical comedy based on Tim Burton's dearly beloved film. Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, this double-crossing specter shows his true stripes, unleashing a (Nether)world of pandemonium, and the biggest sandworm Broadway has ever seen.
There's a new Carney family in town. Earlier this month, a whopping fourteen new cast members joined the 35-member ensemble of The Ferryman, now performing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Amongst them are three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James as Quinn Carney, Holley Fain as Caitlin Carney, and Emily Bergl as Mary Carney.
Watch as the trio tells us all about life backstage at the Jacobs, how they landed their roles, and so much more!
What we're geeking out over: Eden Espinosa, Ciara Renee & More Will Lead Lizzie Borden Musical Off Broadway This Summer
LIZZIE will begin previews on Friday, July 19 with an opening night set for Monday, August 5 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). LIZZIE is a limited engagement through Sunday, September 29.
Lizzie Borden is the original good girl turned bad. Her story has become legendary, and her name is infamous. Now, she's telling her own tale with a killer new voice. Witness Lizzie Borden like never before: in true hair-raising, hard-hitting, rock star fashion. As secrets in the Borden household reach a boiling point, Lizzie's rage explodes, and she finds herself considering the unthinkable. You may know the poem, but you only know half the story. Featuring four powerhouse actresses at the top of their game, LIZZIE is the cutting-edge new musical you'll be dying to see.
What we're watching: A First Look At MARIE, DANCING STILL at the 5th Avenue Theatre
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The 5th Avenue Theatre'sin Marie: A New Musical. Tony Award-winning authors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman(The Producers, Contact), and acclaimed New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peckinvite you backstage into 19th-century Paris, where glittering opulence hobnobbed with underworld dangers.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!
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