On the Boards
The Good Fight
What makes a hero? Mothers and sons, a blood sport and a war: this potent material is the subject matter of this new Australian musical. From the battlefields of World War 1 to the boxing rings and music hall stages of Australia and America, The Good Fight plots an epic journey of two young men. One a national icon, the other a mere soldier. They are caught between their personal beliefs and those of a war mongering government. The Music Theatre Department at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts is Australia’s most prestigious music theatre course. WAAPA is honored to present their graduating students in this powerful work.
We talk to, and hear from, actors Brad Carroll and Gareth Keagan and writer David King. We also hear “The Golden World” live from the studio!
For more information about the show, visit http://www.nymf.org/Show-694.html
On the Boards
Back Home: The War Brides Musical
The heartwarming untold story of World War II British war brides and the American soldiers they loved. Back Home follows the women’s two year struggle to be reunited with their husbands.
We talk to, and hear from, actors Raissa Katona Bennett, Kristin Maloney and Jeff Scott Carey. We also play “Right Away” and “Back Home” from the show!
Visit musicalmondays.org for more information!
The Week of Sept. 17- Opening week of NYMF! Visit www.nymf.org for tickets and more information on the shows, concert and happenings this year!!
Beginning Sept. 19- Rita McKenzie is reviving her award-winning one-woman show, Ethel Merman’s Broadway!, to celebrate what would have been the late Broadway star’s 100th birthday. The Ivoryton Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street in Ivoryton, CT. For more information and tickets call (860) 767-7318 or visit www.ivorytonplayhouse.com.
On Sept. 20- Lea Michele, who plays Wendla in the Tony-winning Best Musical Spring Awakening, will sit down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the Sept. 20 edition of Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox.
Sept 23- The 21st Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction held in Shubert Alley. The outdoor fundraiser raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and features theatrical memorabilia donated by the theatre community. The day-long event (10 AM-7 PM) also boasts a Celebrity Booth, where theatre fans can purchase autographs by, or photos with, their favorite stars from Broadway, Off-Broadway and television serials. For more information on the Flea Market and other BC/EFA events, visit the BC/EFA website at www.bcefa.org or call (212) 840-0770.
Sept 25- The Boy Friend kicks off the new season of Musicals Tonight! which runs through Oct. 7. The musical, which ran for six years in London before arriving in New York with a cast led by Julie Andrews, includes such songs as “It’s Never Too Late to Fall in Love” and “Won’t You Charleston With Me?,” For more information, visit www.musicalstonight.org
On the Boards
Sherlock Holmes: The Early Years
The streets of London are dark and foggy as Sherlock Holmes broods on the rise of a new criminal mastermind. But everything changes when the Blunt Diamond is stolen and Holmes must rouse himself to investigate. Is handsome Doctor Watson the key, or is it the mysterious Nurse Mary? Thrilling adventures abound in this mysteriously-romantic comedy complete with dancing bobbies! This musical romp will keep you laughing all the way to 221B Baker Street and back again. The game is afoot!
We talk to, and hear from, lyricist Susannah Pearse, book writer Kate Ferguson and composer Jared Dembowski. We play two songs from the show, “The Denouement” and “There’s Something Holding Me Back”
For more information, visit http://www.nymf.org/Show-117.html
On the Positive Side
Marty talks about the marquee value of names on Broadway shows.
On the Boards
Nebraska, 1958: the world is closing in on Charlie Starkweather and Caril Fugate, teenage lovers charged with committing eleven murders in the course of a week. Under pressure to confess by dawn, facts blur and loyalties shift, and the question remains: how far will you go for someone you love? Based on the true story that inspired the films Badlands and Natural Born Killers, this world-premiere emo rock musical by OBIE Award-winning playwright Kyle Jarrow (…Children’s Scientology Pageant; and Gorilla Man) explores the intersection of love and desire.
We talk to, and hear from, actors Marisa Rhodes and Eli Schneider, as well as writer Kyle Jarrow and music director/arranger/guitarist Nathan Leigh. Marisa Rhodes also performs “When I Could Feel” live!
For more information, visit www.lovekillsthemusical.com
Top of the Trades
Broadway’s original Cosette, three-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn, will return to Les Misérables, 20 years later, to play the role of Fantine — Cosette’s mother — beginning Oct. 23. For tickets and information, call Telecharge.Com at (212) 239-6200, or visit www.telecharge.com or www.lesmisnewyork.com.
Television and stage stars Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton star in FOX’s new comedy “Back to You,” which debuts Sept. 19 at 8 PM ET. The are joined in the new series by fellow stage veterans Josh Gad and Ty Burrell.
Make Me A Song, The Music of William Finn will open off Broadway at New World Stages, on Tuesday, November 12 with previews starting on October 30. This musical revue with a cast of four, showcases the songs of composer-lyricist William Finn.
The awards and recognition continue to roll in for recent Deuce star Marian Seldes, who was honored by the Stella Adler Studio of Acting on Sept. 17. Seldes was presented with the Harold Clurman Spirit Award as part of the closing ceremony to the 2nd annual Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts.