NEWS PIECES: Broadway Week, Jersey Boys on TV and Radio, Chinglish Talkbacks and a Seminar Seminar

News   NEWS PIECES: Broadway Week, Jersey Boys on TV and Radio, Chinglish Talkbacks and a Seminar Seminar
 
News tidbits about the theatrical and cabaret scenes.

NYC & Company, the marketing, tourism and partnership organization, announced the return of Broadway Week and Off-Broadway Week, which both offer two-for-one tickets to shows.

Tickets for Broadway Week, which runs Jan. 17-Feb. 4, 2012, will go on sale Jan. 4. Participating shows include Anything Goes, Chicago, Chinglish, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Godspell, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Lysistrata Jones, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, Memphis, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Phantom of the Opera, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Private Lives, Relatively Speaking, The Road to Mecca, Rock of Ages, Seminar, Sister Act, Spider-Man, Stick Fly and Wicked.

Tickets will also go on sale Jan. 4 for Off-Broadway Week, which will take place Jan. 30-Feb. 12. Among this year’s participating shows are Avenue Q, Blue Man Group, Rent and Stomp. For more information visit www.nycgo.com.

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David Henry Hwang's Chinglish will offer post-show talkbacks with the cast and creative team beginning Dec. 14. After the evening show, the cast will come out to answer audience questions; the mostly bi-lingual and multi-cultural cast will also answer questions in Mandarin and maybe give a lesson or two. Talkbacks are also scheduled for Dec. 20-22 and 27-29. The critically acclaimed production plays the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). *

Playwright Theresa Rebeck and cast members from the new Broadway comedy Seminar will participate in an in-store event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street) Dec. 14 at 5 PM. Rebeck will be joined by cast members Tony Award nominee Lily Rabe, Obie Award winner Hamish Linklater, film and television star Jerry O’Connell and actress Hettienne Park for a question-and-answer session about the play. The hour-long panel will be moderated by The New Yorker culture writer Michael Schulman. Following the panel, Rebeck will sign copies of her published scripts. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the shop’s lower level. Space is limited.

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Cast members from the Las Vegas company of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys will perform on “The Doctors” Dec. 15. In the New York area, “The Doctors” airs at 9 AM ET on WCBS-TV; check local listings. The Las Vegas cast stars Travis Cloer (Frankie Valli), Jeff Leibow (Nick Massi), Deven May (Tommy DeVito) and Peter Saide (Bob Gaudio).

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Rhino has created a one-hour radio show about the new holiday CD "Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas." The radio show features music from the recording as well as interviews with The Four Seasons founding member Bob Gaudio, musical director Ron Melrose, Dodger Theatricals president Michael David and Jersey Boys cast members Ryan Malloy and Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young. To listen to the radio program, click for part one, part two and part three.

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