Welcome to the Season Premiere of Broadway Bullet. The big news, we're going back to weekly!This week we get a special sneak preview from Duncan Sheik's new concept CD, "Whisper House". We also talk with the talent involved with the Oberon Theatre Ensemble and the play, "The Wendigo" produced by the Vagabond Theatre Ensemble. We also have Marty Cooper "On the Positive Side" and Ken Davenport with the Producer's Perspective. So buckle up and hop on board the Broadway Bullet!
On the Boards
The Wendigo from Vagabond Theatre Ensemble
We talk with writer Eric Sanders and Producer Sarah Anne Masse about their new horror production, why horror so rarely works on the stage, and who wants to kill Paris Hilton.
Here’s what the Vagabond has to say about The Wendigo:
Four hunters, lost in the Canadian woods, begin losing their minds and battling a gigantic, unseen creature in this adaptation of Algernon Blackwood’s classic tale of supernatural horror.
One of Blackwood’s best stories is the magnificent THE WENDIGO, written in 1908. On the surface, this is a classic story of man versus nature but on a spiritual level the story forces us to question our position and purpose in the universe, to wonder if perhaps there are some places, as the narrator says, that â€œno human foot was meant to trod.â€
Find out more on The Wendigo HERE
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The Producer’s Perspective
It Could Be Worse. And It Could Be a Lot Worse
As Ken Davenport discusses his feelings seeing “My First Time” open around the globe, he also finds a reason for us to be hopeful and optimistic, no matter how bad we think things may be.
Read more on Ken’s Blog, “The Producer’s Perspective”
Preview of Duncan Sheik’s “Whisper Room”
Duncan Sheik, TONY award winning composer of “Spring Awakening” is releasing his newest CD, “Whisper House” on Jan. 27th, and we have a special sneak preview for everyone with the opening song from the CD, “It’s Better to Be Dead”. This is a special concept CD of his newest musical in development!
Here’s what his PR company says about the CD:
Following in the footsteps of the success of his 8-time Tony Award Winning Musical, Spring Awakening, Duncan has crafted a collection of songs from his newest musical Whisper House, tentatively scheduled to come to Broadway in the Fall of 2009. The story centers around an 11-year-old boy named Christopher who is sent to live with his eccentric 40-year old aunt Lilly who runs a lighthouse on the New England Coast. It is 1942 and the boyâ€™s father has been killed in the war and his mother is unable to care for him in the aftermath of her husbandâ€™s death. Lilly has a hired hand at the lighthouse, a Japanese man named Yasujiro, and Christopherâ€™s suspicions about him set in motion the series of events that constitute the narrative of the show. As the plot unfolds, each track brilliantly captures the emotions and thoughts of the characters.
The CD will be in stores everywhere on Jan. 27th. You can also pre-order the CD on Amazon
Find out more information on Duncan Sheik’s Website
On the Boards
Oberon Theatre Ensemble‘s Winter Rep ’09
“Much Ado About Nothing” and “American Rapture”
Artistic Director Brad Fryman and Playwright/Director Alexander Dinelaris stop by to discuss their new rep season at Theatre Row, and especially the new plays in “American Rapture”.
Here’s what their website says about “American Rapture:
An evening of one-act plays, some humorous, some tragic, exploring the unique mixture of loneliness and hope which makes up the American Experience. Playwright/director Alex Dinelaris weaves his way through modern relationships, religious hypocrisy, love, loss and the endless cycle of violence that threatens to swallow our society whole.
The evening culminates with William Saroyan’s play Hello Out There, the powerful tale of two outcasts who find love at the most unlikely time, in the most unlikely place.
Alex Dinelaris was nominated for a Lucille Lortel (Best Musical) and two Drama Desk Awards (Book & Lyrics) for the off-Broadway hit, ZANNA DON’T.
The rep will be playing from Feb. 12th-March 1 at Theatre Row
Find out more about Much Ado About Nothing and American Rapture HERE
On the Positive Side
Ushering in the New Year
Marty Cooper is back in the studio with a lot of tales to tell. He has a new gig working as an usher, and this week he talks about “Shrek”, “Equus” (can you believe it, a straight play?? Marty??) and Will Ferrel’s new stint on the Great White Way.