LCT3 Announces Two New Productions for 2013

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LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater’s programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences has announced two new productions  which will open in 2013:  Luck of the Irish, a new play by Kirsten Greenidge, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman and A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle, to be directed by Evan Cabnet.  Luck of […]

Lonely I’m Not, Starring Topher Grace, Extends Off-Broadway

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Second Stage’s production of Lonely, I’m Not, which opened May 7, has extended its run at off-Broadway’s Second Stage by one week. The production will now conclude its limited engagement on June 3. The production was originally scheduled to close May 27. Topher Grace and Olivia Thirlby co-star in the premiere production of […]

World Premiere of Paul Weitz’s ‘Lonely, I’m Not’

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Preview performances for Second Stage’s production of Lonely, I’m Not begin today, April 10. The production is scheduled to open on Monday, May 7. This is a limited engagement to May 27. Topher Grace and Olivia Thirlby co-star in the premiere production of the Paul Weitz comedy, directed by Trip Cullman. Both Grace […]

Christie Brinkley rejoins the cast of ‘Chicago’

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Supermodel Christie Brinkley returns to Broadway musical Chicago today, April 6. Brinkley will play a limited run as Roxie Hart through April 27 at the Ambassador Theatre. Brinkley is also set to join the musicals natioanl tour during its Los Angeles engagement at the Panatages Theatre from May 15-27. Brinkley made her Broadway […]

Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Noah Robbins ready for reading of Hamish Linklater’s The Vandal

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The Flea Theater plans to present a reading of Hamish Linklater’s The Vandal, starring Golden Globe winners Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman and Outer Critics Circle nominee Noah Robbins. The presentation, which will be directed by Flea artistic director Jim Simpson, will be held on Tuesday, April 3. According to press notes, The […]

Special ‘Tweet Seat Performance’ for Godspell

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In an earlier post Theater Advisor discussed the use of Tweet Seats. Tweet Seats are the implementation of Live Tweeting, which as described by Twitter, is “to engage on Twitter for a continuous period of time—anywhere from twenty minutes to a few hours—with a sequence of focused tweets.” Theaters across the country are […]

Tweet Seats: Live Tweeting for Live Theatre

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We’re in the age of social media and, in an effort to keep current, many theatres are turning toward trend. Live tweeting, which, as described by Twitter is “to engage on Twitter for a continuous period of time—anywhere from twenty minutes to a few hours—with a sequence of focused tweets” is being implemented […]

Transport Group to Honor Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn

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The award winning theatre company, Transport Group, has announced that its 2011 Gimme A Break! Benefit, to be held on December 5 at the Asia Society Museum, will honor esteemed playwright Douglas Carter Beane and composer/lyricist Lewis Flinn. Beane and Flinn will receive the Transporting American Theatre Award for their outstanding contributions to […]

For the Love of Originality

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By Samantha Dupler If you were to do a Google search on “best musicals,” the following would come up: These, statistically, are the musicals most written about on the internet; the ones generally most beloved by the world, or at least the ones that have generated the most hype and overall fame. Let’s […]

Top 5 Movies That Should Be Musicals

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By Samantha Dupler While it’s certainly not a new phenomenon, there is a trend in recent years on Broadway of movies becoming musicals. Some, like Disney’s The Little Mermaid, had music to begin with, while others, such as the West End’s Ghost The Musical or the upcoming Big Fish, required an entirely new […]