The Music Man, MJ, Speakeasy – Times Square, Waiting For Gadot and The Alchemist – Times Square Chronicles



Hugh Jackman (c) Ben Watts

Producers Barry Diller, David Geffen and Kate Horton today announced the full cast of the highly anticipated Meredith Willson revival. The man of music. Twice featuring Tony Award®, Grammy Award®, and Emmy Award®-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill, and also starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, a preview performance of The man of music are scheduled to begin on Monday, December 20, 2021, with an opening night slated for Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the Winter Garden Theater (1634 Broadway).

Jerry Zaks commented: ““The man of music is Valentine’s Day in America, the story of two people who can’t help but fall in love with each other. We’ve put together the kind of irresistible cast that our audiences would, similarly, fall hopelessly and hopelessly in love night after night. I feel so lucky to chair this remarkable group of performers.

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The production, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, will also star, as previously announced, Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn, the Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell as Ms Shinn and Tony Award winner Marie Mullen as Ms Paroo. Remy Auberjonois as Charlie Cowell, Gino Cosculluela as Tommy Djilas and Emma Crow as Zaneeta Shinn will join the main cast. Benjamin Pajak as Winthrop, Kayla Teruel as Amaryllis, Garrett Long as Ethel Toffelmier, Linda Mugleston as Alma Hix, Jessica Sheridan as Maud Dunlop, Rema Webb as Mrs. Squires, Phillip Boykin as Olin Britt, Eddie Korbich as Jacey Squires join the cast, Daniel Torres as Ewart Dunlop, Nicholas Ward as Oliver Hix, and Nick Alvino, Jordan Beall, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Maria Briggs, Audrey Cardwell, JT Church, Max Clayton, Kammie Crum, Aydin Eyikan, Carlee Flanagan, Ethen Green -Younger , Emily Hoder, Curtis Holland, Eloise Kropp, Ethan Lafazan, Kayla LaVine, Andrew Minard, Sean Montgomery, Tanner Quirk, Lance Roberts, Daniel Patrick Russell, Ann Sanders, Sherisse Springer, Mitchell Tobin, Kathy Voytko, Branch Woodman and Ryan Worsing Complete all.

One of the most universally cherished treasures of American musical theater, The man of music was an instant hit when it premiered on Broadway on December 19, 1957. It won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for 1,375 performances. The cast’s original album took No. 1 on the Billboard charts and remained on the album charts for 245 weeks. The recording won the cast’s first-ever Grammy Award for Best Original Album. Smithsonian Institution Rankings The man of music as one of the “great glories of American popular culture”.

The man of music unites the Tony Award-winning and record-breaking renaissance creative team Hello Dolly! with Bette Midler, including (in addition to Zaks and Carlyle), Santo Loquasto, four-time Tony Award winner (Scenic & Costume Design), Scott Lehrer (Sound Design), David Chase (Vocal and Dance Arrangements) and Luc Verschueren for Campbell Young and Associates (hair, wigs and makeup). Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick will create Orchestrations, and Patrick Vaccariello and five-time Tony Award winner Brian MacDevitt will join the team as The man of musicrespectively musical director and lighting designer.

Producers Lia Vollack Productions and The Michael Jackson Estate announced today that Walter Russell III of Harlem, New York, and Christian Wilson of Norfolk, Virginia, will alternate as “Little Michael”. Devin Trey Campbell from the Bronx, New York, has also been announced, who will play the role of “Little Marlon” in the highly anticipated new musical, MJ. Inspired by the life and art of Michael Jackson, MJ will begin Broadway performances on December 6, 2021, with an opening night slated for Tuesday February 1, 2022, at the newly renovated Neil Simon Theater (250 W 52sd Street).

MJ Presents Pulitzer Prize Book Twice® winner Lynn Nottage and a sheet music consisting of some of the best-loved and best-selling songs in recording history. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph.

The cast is by The Telsey Office, Rachel Hoffman.

Producer / Creator Holly-Anne Devlin and Bond 45 (221 W 46e Street) announced today that Speakeasy – Times Square, an all-in-one immersive mixology experience that combines the worlds of burlesque, circus, illusionists and musical theater with a decadent cocktail, dining and nightclub experience, will return by popular demand following a summer engagement at ticket offices closed. Speakeasy will resume performances on Friday November 12, 2021 at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale.

Enter Madame Lulu’s scorching Storyville Speakeasy, a world of magic and mixology where sweatshop sirens rule the night and celebration is not only encouraged but expected. An unforgettable evening of electrifying performances, five finely crafted cocktails and a delicious appetizer from Bond 45’s world-class culinary team, Speakeasy is led by Holly Anne Devlin, with musical direction by Dan Garmon, costume design by Tristan Raines, lighting design by Joe Beumer, video and projection designs by Joey Moro, sound design by Walter Trarbach, directing by Franny Fernandez, with Josh Roberts on drums and Tony Glausi on trumpet.

Speakeasy presents the best circus, burlesque and theater artists in the world. Broadway veterans join the company Kristin yancy (The Cher Show, summer) as Bessie Bourbon; three-time winner of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, Lou Lou D’vil; acrobatic duo defying gravity, Bassam kubba and Roman mendel; queen of nightlife, Melike Konur; pole & tip artist, Làszlò Major; international burlesque sensation, dirty Martini; striptease artist, Mike Pugliese; renowned contortionist, Allison schieler; and fire and circus artist, Syrena; The cast will also include returning favorites, including Broadway and Off-Broadway favorites. Joey taranto (Kinky Boots); Sarah meahl (Waitress) as Imogen; Lauren Mary Moore (Mom Mia!) as Fleur de Lys; Megan Campbell (Chicago) as Estée; dance star, Alec Varcas (Aladdin); tap-dancing sensation, Omar Edwards (Bring Da Noise); and Oscar in the crown Star, Jada temple as mistress of ceremony, Madame Lulu; with internationally renowned burlesque artists, Tansy Burlesque, Audrey Amour, Miss Miranda, and Peekaboo Pointe; with fashion dancer, Karma Stylez; contortionist “America’s Got Talent”, Aryne; and the brilliant pole artist and opera singer, Gaga Opera. Special surprise guest stars from Broadway will also make appearances throughout the race.

Shows Speakeasy start on Friday, November 12, 2021 and perform on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. with additional performances on Wednesday, November 24; Sunday December 19; Monday, December 20; Tuesday December 21; and Wednesday, December 22. Tickets start at $ 85 on TodayTix and include a sinful snack and five decadent signature cocktails designed by the master mixologists at Fireman Hospitality Group. Meal packages are available before and after the show to complete the dinner club experience.

Godot II

The Congress for Jewish Culture was commissioned to present the 2013 off-Broadway Yiddish staging by director Moshe Yassur. Waiting for Gadot at the prestigious Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm, Sweden, next month. Shane Baker’s iconic Yiddish translation of Samuel Beckett’s very first Yiddish-language production to appear at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm. The show stars Michael Wex as Tarragon and Shane Baker as Vladimir, along with Allen Lewis Rickman, Luzer Twersky and Nicholas Jenkins. For more information visit Founded in 1948, the Congress for Jewish Culture is a New York-based secular organization dedicated to its long-standing commitment to enriching Yiddish culture around the world. This spring, Congress will present the Off-Broadway premiere of longtime comedy smash Gasoline, which has sold out for over a decade in the North East and Europe.

RED BULL THEATER (Jesse Berger, Founder & Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) cordially invites you to the world premiere of an all-new adaptation of Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, The alchemist, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Jesse Berger, the team that created the hit comedy The government inspector.

Featured in the cast will be Nathan Christopher (debut Red Bull); Stephen DeRosa (Red Bull: Government inspector; Broadway: Gary: A sequel to Titus Andronicus, The Nance, Into the Woods, The Man Who Came to Dinner); Carson Elrod (Bway: Peter and the Starcatcher, reckless, silent; Off road : The storm, measure for measure, all’s well that ends well – NYSF; The liar, the heir apparent – SCC); Manoel Felciano (Red Bull: The Changeling; Bway: To kill a mockingbird, Amélie, Sweeney Todd – Tony nomination); Teresa Avia Lim (Bway: Junk – Lincoln Center Theater; Off road : Caesar and Cleopatra – GTG, The Tamed Shrew – Public theater); Jacob Ming-Trent (Falstaff in Shakespeare in the Park’s Happy wives, Lortel Prize Winner – Father comes home from wars…, Panda in HBO’s “Watchmen”); Louis Mustillo (“Mike and Molly”, Bartenders – OCC Nomination Best Solo Performance); Reg Rogers (Bway: Tootsie, the royal family – appointments to the COC; The ice man comes, the laughter present, the big knifeand Holiday – Tony and Drama Desk appointments. Glare – OBIE and Lucille Lortel Prize); Jennifer Sánchez (Bway: Attractive woman standing, women on the verge of nervous breakdown); and Allen Tedder (Bway: Kill a mockingbird, King Lear – Shakespeare in the park).

Performances will be held at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) for limited Off-Broadway engagement, until December 19 only. The opening night is set for Sunday, November 21.


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