Thursday, May 14, 2015

TheatreScene Thursday: Friends of JKTS Working Hard

With a slight lull in Tony mania this week, the TheatreScene was more about future shows and friends of this blog getting some high profile press.  But first, a little Tony business:

Don't forget to vote for the #MissingTonyAward (Best Ensemble in a Play and Musical)! Click the icon to your left! Polls close on May 18th.

And my Broadway pic of the week, from the Tony Nominee press event!

History meets the future: two of my favorite
Broadway gals, Chita and Sydney (NYT)

One of the big news stories of the week was/is the continuing saga of Rebecca.  What a mess.  It leads me to the Question of the Week:

If Rebecca ever makes it to the Broadway stage, will anyone even care about this epic musical?

Related question: Have we learned nothing from Dr. Zhivago?

Another more likely (and happier) future show announced this week was Tuck Everlasting.  I have high hopes for this one.  It looks enchanting in that Secret Garden/Finding Neverland kind of way.  And it features a good friend of this blog, Andrew Keenan-Bolger.  I just love this former Newsie!  Check out his interview from awhile back by clicking his pictures to the right (depending on your screen, you might need to scroll down a little).  I wish him the best of luck with this new endeavor!

Speaking of the Keenan Bolger clan, congratulations to Celia and husband John Ellison Conlee (who was awesome in The Full Monty), who welcomed their new son, William Emmet into the family on April 29.

You certainly can't say that Virginia's Signature Theatre doesn't do enough press!  They've gone all out for their production of Cabaret.  It seems to be everywhere on the Broadway sites.  I'm really happy for a great friend of this blog, Wesley Taylor, who stars as the Emcee.  Check out these simply marvelous photos:

Wesley Taylor as the Emcee and Barrett Wilbert Weed as Sally Bowles
(C. Mueller)

Who knew leather lederhosen could be so sexy?
(T. Ranson)
Here's a link to a great interview Wesley gave to Metro Weekly.  Check out the dish on Smash, Rock of Ages and The Addams Family.  HERE

Have a great week, theatre fans!

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