Rockwell Hosts A STAR IS BORN Special Concert Event
Conceived and Directed by Blake McIver (Ragtime, "Full House," "The People's Couch"), A STAR IS BORN3 is an evening of music and moments from three iconic A Star Is Born films. Scenes and songs from the three separate yet similar stories are woven together as one to create a unique singular experience. Featuring a stellar cast performing the hits and heart-wrenching moments including "The Man That Got Away", "Evergreen", and "Shallow." A STAR IS BORN3 opens on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 for one night at The Rockwell Table & Stage, 1714 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90027. Musical Direction by Jack Lipson, Produced by Emerson Collins and Tal Fox.
"I've always been enamored with A Star Is Born," says director Blake McIver, "and immediately after seeing the most recent version I began thinking about how the threads of these three films could be used to inform each other in a singular venue. You will see some moments from all three films and at times one moment to represent the same story point in all of the films alongside pulling together three distinctly different musical styles that complement each other." Producer Emerson Collins added, "this central story, of two stars who find love of each other and music as one star is on the rise and the other burns out, is incredibly impactful. Blake has found a truly brilliant way to celebrate the individuality and similarity of all three at the same time."
"We could not be more delighted than to bring our love of these films, their music, and story to a theatrical experience at such a fabulous venue, The Rockwell," says producer, Tal Fox. Fox recently ran into Lady Gaga in a bathroom at the Sunset Tower Hotel who gave her blessing on this project. "It was really special to randomly connect with Lady Gaga and to share about this. She was the coolest and seemed supportive. She was excited for 'Evergreen', saying it was such a fantastic song, and told me I'd make a great 'Barbra'," said Fox.
Blake McIver (Director) Since winning Star Search Jr. Vocalist Champion, Blake McIver has been known as a performer in "Full House," The Little Rascals, and his Ovation-nominated work in the World Premiere of Ragtime. More recently he appeared on BRAVO's "The People's Couch" while shifting his focus to directing. With his own theatre company, YMTA, Blake directed a production of AIDA at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and produced the critically acclaimed LA regional premiere production of The Light in the Piazza at the El Portal Theatre. He has directed multiple Off-Broadway shows at the Laurie Beechman Theater while touring his own one-man tribute show "Blake Sings Barbra: The Concert." As a singer/songwriter he has provided his own original music to soundtracks for films including Hurricane Bianca and A Very Sordid Wedding. Blake is a graduate of UCLA.
Emerson Collins (Producer) Most recently seen in "RENT" on FOX and known for BRAVO's "The People's Couch", Emerson has produced in film, television and theatre including Del Shores' Sordid Lives sequel, A Very Sordid Wedding, Blues For Willadean, the film adaptation of the NAACP award-winning play The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife starring Beth Grant and Octavia Spencer and produced and starred in the film of the play Southern Baptist Sissies. Emerson also produced the world premiere of Del Shores' play Yellow, winner of the LA Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best Production, "Sordid Lives: The Series" for LOGO, and a national tour of Sordid Lives and Southern Baptist Sissies on stage.
Tal Fox (Producer) Tal Fox is an LA-based actress, singer and theater educator. In addition to developing and directing the 5-Star Academy of Performing Arts and associate producing at 5-Star Theatricals (most recently, Dreamgirls), Tal is also a writer and producer. Performing credits include: Max & Ruby (National Tour), The Christians (Center Theatre Group), Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz (Rockwell), Kiss Me, Kate, Zorba, Mame, High Society, Darling, Urinetown, Hello Again, See What I Wanna See, Bare: a Pop Opera, The Spitfire Grill, Ragtime... Tal is a graduate of Pace University's Musical Theater Program. You can follow her on Instagram: @talmorningdew
The Cast features Briana Cuoco as Ally, Tal Fox as Esther Hoffman, Mary Lane Haskell as Esther Blodgett/Vicki Lester, Gil Darnell as Norman Maine, Blake McIver as John Norman Howard, Zach Zagoria as Jackson Maine, and Andy Arena, Kevin Matsumoto, and Alison Robertson in various roles.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at https://www.showclix.com/event/star-is-born-judy-barbra-gaga-/ or by phone at (323) 669-1550.
Ticket prices $25-$45.
A STAR IS BORN3 opens on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 with additional performances on March 12th and March 19th at The Rockwell Table & Stage, 1714 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90027.