OBSESSED!: You Can't Expect Shoshana Bean to Defy Gravity EVERY Time, Can You? Shoshanna Bean (she doesn't "go by" ShoBean, but people seem to call her that for some reason) joined Seth Rudetsky in the studio for the latest and greatest episode of OBSESSED! Bean and Seth go back a ways — he saw her in the 2000 Off-Broadway production of Godspell and knows all the tech-based details of her "Defying Gravity" epic fail. The pair performs a mashup of several of Seth's ShoBean obsessions including "Coronet Man," "sassafras" mixed with Foghorn Leghorn (yes, this sound too nutty even for Seth, we know) and signature whistle tone to top it all off. Check out Seth's weekly column. Visit SethTV.com, Seth's online home.
August's "On Stage Across America" Visits the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center For 50 years, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT has given theatre artists the resources to hone their skills.Avenue Q, The House of Blue Leaves, Nine and August Wilson's
Fences (Wilson developed 6 of his 10 plays there) are just a small sampling of the titles that have come from the program. "On Stage Across America" took a trip to the bucolic campus to take a peek at works in progress including musical thriller The White City and the new additions that will house a musical theatre program. Alum and current teaching artist Susan Blackwell was on hand to give some background on how her time at the O'Neill shaped her career. For more information on "On Stage Across America" (co-presented by Playbill) check local listings.
OBSESSED!: Anne Runolfsson's Victor/Victoria High Note and Understudy Mayhem Broadway veteran Anne Runolfsson (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera) joined Seth Rudetsky in the studio for the latest installment of the biweekly OBSESSED! series. After giving a sample of some Phantom, Runolfsson relived the whirlwind ride that she experienced filling in for Julie Andrews right in the middle of a performance of Victor/Victoria. Then, she gave a taste of her extra high notes in the the show's "Le Jazz Hot." Check out Seth's weekly column. Visit SethTV.com, Seth's online home.
Michelle Obama Brings The King to the White House The cast of the North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King made a special pit stop on their rounds. On July 18, a special "Kids' State Dinner" found them performing for First Lady Michelle Obama and guests at the White House. Cast members including Tshidi Manye, L. Steven Taylor and Jelani Remy performed "Circle of Life" and "He Lives in You" to celebrate the winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a national challenge to promote healthy eating as part of the First Lady's "Let's Move!" Initiative. See highlights from the Broadway production.
On the Town Stars Take "New York, New York" By Storm On the Town is the iconic musical comedy created by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jerome Robbins which returns to Broadway in a revival that will feature the show's original orchestrations. Here, stars Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves took to the streets of New York City to perform "New York, New York" in the most realistic surroundings possible. Previews begin Sept. 20 at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) prior to an official opening Oct. 16. Read the Playbill story.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You