I am presently the Artist and Resident Director of a theatre company. I've directed approximately sixty plays/musicals which have been performed in New York; San Francisco; Michigan; Edinburgh, Scotland; Barbados; Victoria, B.C. Canada, Trinidad & Tobago and in Nassau & Freeport, Bahamas. I also produce, direct and edit programs for television and I taught IB Theatre Arts, in Canada, for three years. I attended The National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and I graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
The Temperature is Rising Dec 22
2008, 09:36:49 AM
"Almost a week after Jeremy Piven abruptly pulled out of Broadway's "Speed the Plow" citing a high mercury count, the story continues to develop.
Piven's theatrical castmates Raul Esparza and Elizabeth Moss have now joined playwright David Mamet in making fun of the "Entourage" actor and implied they are happy he is gone.
Fox News had a spy at Sunday's matinee and reports: Sources say that when the matinee was finished yesterday, Esparza suddenly addressed the audience... <
priven's run killed by mrs. paul Dec 18
2008, 09:23:01 AM
"Jeremy Piven will abruptly end his run in Broadway’s “Speed-the-Plow,” after missing Tuesday evening’s performance and a Wednesday matinee. Piven has informed the producers that he hasn’t been feeling well and that the condition is attributable to a high mercury count.
The show’s producers weren’t returning calls, but Daily Variety reached out to David Mamet, who wrote the showbiz satire and seemed skeptical of the reasons for Piven’s departure.
“I talked to Jeremy on the
re: Piven out of SPEED-THE-PLOW indefinitely? Dec 18
2008, 09:02:22 AM
"A publicist for Jeremy Piven has confirmed that the actor has left “Speed-the-Plow.” In an email message, she writes: “Jeremy has not been feeling well and though he’d like to continue his role in ‘Speed-the-Plow,’ his doctors have advised him that he should end his run immediately.” The publicist referred any questions regarding Mr. Piven’s condition to his doctor.
Jeremy Piven has left the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s comedy “Speed-the-Plow,” the Web site of Variety reported on
re: shows that have ACTUALLY changed the face of broadway Nov 24
2008, 12:53:40 AM
""The Phantom of the Opera/Cats/Les Miserables (ushered in the synth-rock opera era, also noteworthy for concentrating on the show itself and not about who was in the cast, started the advertising movement where the logo was most important)" "
Would you agree that the show that possibly pioneered that era was Jesus Christ Superstar?
A Chorus Line - One of the first shows that truly required practically all of its cast members to be triple threats.
re: Thanks to Mel Brooks Nov 23
2008, 11:33:31 PM
"With it's achievements, it opened many purse strings that made subsequent productions (including Wicked) possible."
You do understand that the workshop for Wicked happened in the same year that The Producers opened. If The Producers never happened it would not have stopped Wicked from taking place. I enjoyed The Producers but the credit given to it, IMO, is a bit overstated.
re: Thanks to Mel Brooks Nov 23
2008, 11:19:47 PM
So far Hairspray has had just under 100 more performances than The Producers and they have the rest of November and the month of December to go before they close.
If that is the case then it is a law that is never enforced. If it were, the ushers would confiscate cell phones at the door and return them after the performance and there would not be an announcement asking people to turn them off or to set them on vibrate before the show.
I don't understand why people who are asked this at the beginning of practically every show to can't seem to just follow those simp
re: Neil Simon and A Chorus Line Nov 23
2008, 06:32:49 PM
theaterdude87, If you look at the edit time, the "then" was added after my post. It's not a big deal and was not trying to take Yankeefan007 to task for actually knowing the information.