Al Kaplan News

Winter is Coming to Dr. Phillips Center with MUSICAL THRONESWinter is Coming to Dr. Phillips Center with MUSICAL THRONES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces the Orlando engagement of the musical parody Musical Thrones, sending-up the popular HBO drama, "Game of Thrones." (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces New Season and Membership ProgramPhiladelphia Theatre Company Announces New Season and Membership Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company announced today the starting lineup of the organization's 2017-2018 season, including the Philadelphia premieres of two plays, a concert series of pre-Broadway musicals, knife-edge comic theater, a musical parody of The Game of Thrones, and sing-a-long holiday programming for family audiences. (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Announces The 2017-18 Essential SeriesTexas Performing Arts Announces The 2017-18 Essential Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

]Texas Performing Arts continues to present world-class performances to The University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas audiences with the unveiling of the 2017-18 Essential Series. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 4/21 - SPAMALOT and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 4/21 - SPAMALOT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 4/21 - SPAMALOT and More! (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Satire to Close The Ringwald's 10th SeasonSILENCE! THE MUSICAL Satire to Close The Ringwald's 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre will conclude its 10th Anniversary Season with the Michigan premiere of Silence! The Musical with book by Hunter Bell (Tony-nominated writer of {title of show}) and music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Announces Final Extension Through 4/1SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Announces Final Extension Through 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Due to overwhelming audience response, Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association with Lang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre, announced today the second and final extension of the San Francisco premiere ofSILENCE! The Musical - the "subversively funny and deliciously tasty" award-winning musical parody of "The Silence of the Lambs." Originally scheduled through Saturday, February 25, tickets are now on-sale through its final performance, Saturday, April 1.  The performance schedule is as follows: Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $35- $55 and are available online at www.silencethemusicalsf.comand at the Victoria Theatre box office (2961 16th St.) one-hour prior to performance time. Chianti will be on tap at the theater, but at this time, no fava-beans will be made available for public consumption. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Parody Extends in San FranciscoSILENCE! THE MUSICAL Parody Extends in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Due to overwhelming audience response, Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association with Lang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre, announced today the extension of the San Francisco premiere of SILENCE! The Musical - the "subversively funny and deliciously tasty" award-winning musical parody of "The Silence of the Lambs." Originally scheduled to close on Saturday, February 25, tickets are now on-sale through Saturday, March 18.  (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL to Open in San Francisco This JanuarySILENCE! THE MUSICAL to Open in San Francisco This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association withLang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre are proud to present the San Francisco premiere of SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of "The Silence of the Lambs," playing a limited engagement at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street, San Francisco), Today, January 26 through Saturday, February 25, 2017. SILENCE! The Musical tells the story of rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling as she matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons-and a troupe of singing and dancing lambs-while racing against the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. (more...)

KRAVIS CENTER Presents DIRTY DANCING Next MonthKRAVIS CENTER Presents DIRTY DANCING Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Tickets are available now for the Raymond F. Kravis Center of the Performing Arts premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On. (more...)

Kravis Center Kicks Off 2017 with an Amazing Array of Concerts & Shows in JanuaryKravis Center Kicks Off 2017 with an Amazing Array of Concerts & Shows in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in January 2017 with more than two-dozen amazing productions from a Broadway smash hit to comedy superstars, from musical legends to fascinating lectures. (more...)

Cast Announced for Cleveland Premiere of SILENCE! THE MUSICALCast Announced for Cleveland Premiere of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Here is the ultimate - unauthorized - parody of The Silence of the Lambs! In the Academy Award-winning film The Silence of the Lambs, rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. Clarice must face her own demons and race the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Bill. It's a hair-raising thriller that's kept countless millions on the edges of their seats and permeated the pop lexicon with delightfully creepy quotes like "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti" and of course "It places the lotion in the basket." (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL to Open in San Francisco This JanuarySILENCE! THE MUSICAL to Open in San Francisco This January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association withLang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre are proud to present the San Francisco premiere of SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of "The Silence of the Lambs," playing a limited engagement at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street, San Francisco), Thursday, January 26 through Saturday, February 25, 2017. SILENCE! The Musical tells the story of rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling as she matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons-and a troupe of singing and dancing lambs-while racing against the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. (more...)

BWW Review: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is an Outrageously Funny Musical ParodyBWW Review: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is an Outrageously Funny Musical Parody
by Frank Benge - Aug 22, 2016

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is a 2005 musical created by Jon and Al Kaplan and Hunter Bell as a parody of the 1991 Academy Award-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. The project began in 2003 as an internet musical made up of nine songs that retold the entire story. The audio tracks became so popular that a stage production was conceived and mounted. The show has received awards and accolades including Outstanding Musical (New York International Fringe Festival), Best New Musical (Off Broadway Alliance), and Top Ten Plays and Musicals (Time Magazine). This production from Doctuh Mistuh Productions is a remount of their 2014 B. Iden Payne award winning Best Musical production. It also won B. Iden Payne Awards for Best Actress and Best Director (more...)

'Unauthorized':  Just An Eye-Catching Word or A Legal Necessity?'Unauthorized': Just An Eye-Catching Word or A Legal Necessity?
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The word 'unauthorized' has been used to promote numerous musical spoofs, but does the word protect the creators from claims of copyright infringement? (more...)

Doctuh Mistuh Productions Brings Back SILENCE THE MUSICALDoctuh Mistuh Productions Brings Back SILENCE THE MUSICAL
by Frank Benge - Jul 7, 2016

After its successful run in 2014, Doctuh Mistuh Productions will be bringing SILENCE! THE MUSICAL back to Austin, Texas for a three week run, August 18 through September 4. DMP will be remounting the revival at Austin Playhouse in Highland Mall. Amy Downing will be reprising her award-winning performance as Clarice Starling. She will be joined by original cast members Huck Huckaby (Hannibal), David Ponton (Buffalo Bill), Libby Dees Detling (Catherine & Senator Martin), and Matt Connely (Papa Schtarling). New cast members include Andrew Cannata (Dr. Chilton), Scott Shipman (Jack Crawford), Jessica O'Brien (Ardelia Mapp), Kathryn Lane (Dream Clarice) and Brian DeFilippo (Dream Hannibal). The production will be stage and music directed by DMP Artistic Director Michael McKelvey. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/19/2016Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/19/2016
by BWW - Jun 19, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/19/2016 for Houston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/12/2016Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/12/2016
by BWW - Jun 12, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/12/2016 for Houston (more...)

SRO Productions' SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Begins TodaySRO Productions' SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

SILENCE! The Musical (lyrics & music by Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan and book by Hunter Bell) is being produced by Standing Room Only Productions at Obsidian Theater (www.obsidiantheater.org). With direction by Chris Patton, music direction by Eduardo Guzman, choreography by Eric Dano and assistant direction and stage management by Lauren Hainley, the production begins today, June 9, and continues through June 25, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/05/2016Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/05/2016
by BWW - Jun 5, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/05/2016 for Houston (more...)

HAND TO GOD, FALSETTOS & More Set for The Ringwald Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonHAND TO GOD, FALSETTOS & More Set for The Ringwald Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Over the past 9 seasons, The Ringwald Theatre has gained a reputation for producing irreverant, shocking, bloody, funny, searing works.  As they prepare to embark on Season 10, the theme will be Essential Ringwald, producing new shows that extend and magnify the type of shows Detroit has come to expect from the tiny theatre in the heart of Ferndale. (more...)

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