GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 18, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to my new daily whatever-the-hell you want to call it in which we consider the musical question: "What's happening this week?"
(That's me pictured above, in 1910, about to set out on my very first newspaper route...do y'all even know what a newspaper is? Just wondering...)
Well, tomorrow night Nashville's own David Alford makes his Broadway debut in the revival of The Little Foxes, which celebrates its very own First Night Wednesday, with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon alternating in the roles of Regina and Birdie. Everyone on social media is either singing the praises of MAS X (and trying to steal Megan Murphy Chambers away from Jack) or cheering on the Nashville Predators' overtime victory over the Blackhawks last night!
Nashville Rep's stellar production of A Raisin in the Sun closes out its run on Saturday night, the very same night Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts hosts its annual fundraising gala! Actors' Bridge and Belmont University Theatre throw open the theater doors this weekend for the final weekend of Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project, starring an astonishing ensemble of students and pros...while Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Lipscomb University Theatre welcome audiences to their continuation of the Sean Martin-directed Richard II, starring some of my very favorite actors! At Darkhorse, Jeff Swafford's Crazy All These Years continues its run and, at The Keeton on Thursday night Daddy's Dyin'... opens - someone I know directed it, but I can't remember his name. Springhouse Theatre in Smyrna unveils its latest this weekend, starring Cavender Lane and Rachael Parker, and there are a number of auditions happening that should give you the chance to get back out onstage...if that's your thlng (as kids in the '60s used to say)...
Just remember: No matter where in the world you are today...CELEBRATE THE MAGIC OF LIVE THEATER! And be sure to get your taxes filed by midnight!