Roslyn Kind and The Wild Party Come to 54 Below Roslyn Kind, the younger half-sister of Barbra Streisand, recorded her first album in 1968, a mere two months after graduating high school. Although she has tours as a cabaret performer, she has taken the stage on Broadway (3 From Brooklyn) and Off-Broadway (Show Me Where the Good Times Are). She brings her cabaret show to 54 Below April 20. Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party returns to the stage April 17 as a concert performance featuring Charlie Rosen's Big Band. Guest performers include Julia Murney, Ciara Renee, Jeremy Jordan and Michael Cerveris. Visit 54below.com for details.
Rory O'Malley Sings U2, Van Morrison and More in Pub Crawl at Joe's Pub Rory O'Malley, a Tony nominee for his performance in The Book of Mormon, debuted his autobiographical show Pub Crawl on March 10 at Joe's Pub. In the show, O'Malley talks about being raised in an Irish pub on the west side of Cleveland by his single mom and all of the bar's eclectic patrons. Highlights from the show include songs by U2, Van Morrison and Mumford & Sons. We also spoke to O'Malley about the inspiration behind Pub Crawl, and his love of Irish music. For more information, read the Playbill.com story.
A Dozen Divas Sing "I Dreamed a Dream" Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Misérables has returned to Broadway and brings with it some of the most popular songs in the contemporary musical theatre canon. On March 25, Playbill posted an audio quiz asking you to identify 12 divas performing the song "I Dreamed a Dream." Here now is the "answer key": a video combining 12 different versions of Fantine's famous ballad.
EXCLUSIVE: A Peek at "August: Osage County" DVD Extras Featuring Tracy Letts April 8 will find "August: Osage County" — the John Wells directed film of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize winning play — released on Blu-ray combo pack, Blu-ray and DVD. Here, Letts (who also served as the film's screenwriter and is currently taking the stage on Broadway in The Realistic Joneses) talks about the real life inspiration behind the dramatic story of the troubled Weston family. See highlights from the film starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Margo Martindale, Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nicholson, Abigail Breslin and Dermot Mulroney.
These Paper Bullets! Cast Records Billie Joe Armstrong's "Follow You Around" The Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of These Paper Bullets! featuring Fab Four-inspired songs by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. This "modish ripoff of William Shakespeare’sMuch Ado About Nothing" adapted by Rolin Jones ("Smash," "Weeds," "Friday Night Lights") reimagines the play's returning war veterans as a rock group from Liverpool that returns to Swinging ’60s London after conquering the U.S. The production features orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt. Jackson Gay directs. Performances run through April 5 at the University Theatre. Here, cast members take to the studio to record Armstrong's Beatle-esque "Follow You Around." Read the Playbill story.
OBSESSED!: Howard McGillin and the Dynamics of Drood Seth is back with a brand new episode of OBSESSED! This time his guest is Howard McGillin, the most highly ranked Phantom of them all (just ask Donald Trump, he'll explain how the ranking system works). McGillin chats about the aforementioned Trump and Seth wonders why every piece of music that accompanies McGillin's voice (even if it's spoken word!) needs to be transposed into a higher key. Then "Harold McKellum" (as McGillin is sometimes called) performs from The Mystery of Edwin Drood to show his talent for adding dynamics to songs. Read Seth’s weekly column. Visit SethTV.com, Seth’s online home.
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Bullets Over Broadway
Of Mice and Men
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Realistic Joneses
The Velocity of Autumn
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