|Tony Nominee Matthew Morrison and choreographer AC Ciulla discuss their careers and the Chess Benefit Concert in LA, Drew Sarich discusses being the "Best Valjean Ever" in Les Miz and we hear from the new play, "You May Go Now" in an episode of interviews OTHER than NYMF!|
Broadway Bullet Interviews Drew Sarich!
Originally from St. Louis, MO, Drew Sarich moved to Boston in 1993 to study at The Boston Conservatory. He received a BFA in Musical Theatre with a concentrate in Directing. He is currently on Broadway as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. You might also recognize him as Armand from Lestat.
We also play “Collision” and “Comet” from his cd, International Victim.
Visit his homepage, www.drewsarich.com!
Chess- The Benefit Concert
This multimedia benefit production of Chess on September, 17th at 8:00PM will be presented in honor of producer/director/choreographer Jim Alexander, who sadly died on May 25th, 2007 of heart failure. It is also a fundraiser for BC/EFA, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. We talk to, and hear from, Matthew Morrison, who you might recognize from The Light in the Piazza as Fabrizio Naccarelli and Hairspray as Link Larkin, from the original cast! He is joined by AC Ciulia, the choreographer of the show. He has choreographed numerous shows and concerts, including Footloose on Broadway.
Jim Alexander was the former Producing Artistic Director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. He received numerous awards and critical acclaim for his productions of West Side Story, Song and Dance, The Pirates of Penzance, A Chorus Line, Evita, Godspell, The World Goes ‘Round, Man of La Mancha, An Inspector Calls, Always…Patsy Cline, Peter Pan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Die Fledermaus, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on The Roof and Jesus Christ Superstar. He had most recently directed Song and Dance: Tell Me on a Sunday, starring his wife, Cindy Robinson, which opened on February 24th, 2007 in The Deaf West Theatre in North Hollywood. He was also the Founder and CEO of The Quest Theatre Company. Please visit www.theatrequest.org.
The one-night only event takes place at the Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd.East
Los Angeles, CA 90068 on Monday, Sept. 27 at 8:00 pm. For more information and tickets, visit www.themusicalchess.com
In Good Company
You May Go Now
Presented by the Babel Theatre Project
Dottie has trained Betty to be the perfect 1950’s housewife: to cook the flawless pot roast, to bake a gorgeous seven-layer cake, to remove any stain. And tonight, on her 18th birthday, it is time for Betty to go out into the world. Only Dottie has failed to mention that the year of 2007, that the world is a vast and complex place, and that there is reason she cannot abide being called “Mother.” Ghosts from the past haunt the women and shatter their idyllic, if odd, existence. When a mysterious traveler is stranded at their home, he brings a revelation that forces Betty to choose between the love of her “mother” and her freedom and sanity.
We talk to, and hear from, Bekah Brunsletter, who wrote the play.
Show dates are Sept. 6th-9th, 12th-15th, 19th-22nd, and 26th-29th with all performances starting at 8 pm, upstairs at the 45th St. Theatre, 354 W. 45th St. NYC. For more information about the show, Babel Theatre Project and for tickets, please visit www.babeltheatreproject.org/