The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Previews Mind-Bending New Play Based on Mark Haddon's 2003 best-selling novel, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will begin performances Sept. 10 at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens, the new play tells the tale of a fifteen-year-old math whiz who, despite his problems in social interactions, sets about investigating the murder of a friendly neighborhood dog. Here, Playbill got a peek at the West End production of the show and chatted with cast and creatives about the critically acclaimed play. See a Photo Call from the press event.
Maestro Bernstein: Conductor or Composer? Virtuoso pianist Hershey Felder
brings Leonard Bernstein to life in Maestro Bernstein: A Play With Music. The show combines first-person narrative with the compositions of Bernstein and others to flesh out the complex life of the conductor, composer, pianist, author and teacher. Here, Felder sat down with Playbill to chat about the musical legend and perform some selections from the show, including West Side Story's "Maria." The July 17 performance takes place at The Town Hall.
"It Could Be Worse" and Lillias White's Ongoing Birthday Bash This Week at 54 Below It's a busy week at nightspot 54 Below. Series creators Wesley Taylor and Mitchell Jarvis present a launch concert for season two of "It Could Be Worse," the acclaimed web series turned TV series. The one night performance (July 15 at 9:30 PM) will feature series guest stars who will sing tunes that were not featured in the show itself, but that highlight the characters' emotional arcs and storylines. Also, Broadway's Lillias White brings The Birthday Show (July 18 at 8:00 PM and July 19 at 8:00 and 11:00 PM) to the stage. Her set will feature songs from across the musical spectrum — from blues-rock to show tunes to jazzy classics. Visit 54Below.com for details.
Revolution in the Elbow… Previews Heady Tunes Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter is a world premiere musical by Ívar Páll Jónsson (music and lyrics) based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jónsson which begins performances July 28 Off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Playbill was on hand for a musical preview of the show in which a prosperity machine makes life grand for all the residents of Elbowville — for short time at least. The cast includes Cady Huffman, Kate Shindle, Brad Nacht, Patrick Boll
and more. Bergur Ţór Ingólfsson directs. See more info here.
Zombie Strippers Proves Sexy Ladies Love "Brains" Billboard charting pop star Sariah ("Deep N Luv") stars in Mark LaPierre's new musical Zombie Strippers which plays July 21, July 25 and July 26 at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center as part of the 2014 edition of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Here, Playbill takes a rehearsal room peek at the dance-pop show and what are, without a doubt, the sexiest zombies walking. Diane Englert directs with choreography by Kelby Brown. Music direction is by Andrew Wheeler. Take a look at NYMF's "Music Lives Here" photo series.
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