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In this award-winning, feel-good documentary, a comedy writer for David Letterman stumbles upon a secret musical world starring tractors and bathtubs and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man. With David Letterman, Martin Short, Jello Biafra, Chita Rivera, Don Bolles, and more.

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HENRY IV *** out of ****
ON YOUR FEET! ** out of **** (but first act ***)

HENRY IV *** out of ****
ST. ANN’S WAREHOUSE

When is a solid, entertaining production of Henry IV a mild disappointment? When it comes from director Phyllida Lloyd and the marvelous ensemble that brought us Julius Caesar, at the top of my list for the best shows of 2013. Two elements hold it back. The framing device of having the production being performed by women in prison feels less germane (and certainly less surprising). And the choice to keep Falstaff a less swollen presence (when usually one thinks the show should be renamed for him) lessens the impact of the finale. Nonetheless, strong performances and clever touches abound, making it a worthy if not revelatory experience.

We begin in the lobby, with armed guards clearing a path. “Prisoners coming through!” they announce, as the manacled cast is led past us into the theater. Finally we troop in and it begins. Guards are always present and at two minor points, they intrude. The spell is broken once for comic effect and once for a serious purpose but neither felt telling. But by and large the play didn’t feel informed by the danger and menace and looming despair of prison the way Julius Caeser did.

Happily, Lloyd has many other insights to offer. Battle scenes are rendered as pantomimes of boxing matches. Maps are spray painted on the floor. Deejays spin appropriate music at key moments or make the sounds of babies and animals in an openly theatrical, pleasing style. And much of the cast is excellent, led by the brilliant Harriet Walter, so good here that instead of retitling the play Falstaff (or Prince Hal) you think it fitting that it is dubbed after her character and only wish she had more stage time.

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Hal (Clare Dunn) of course is a wastrel, a princeling who has sunk into drink and bawdiness with disreputable friends like the braggart and thief Falstaff (a fine Sophie Stanton, but fine don’t cut it with Falstaff). Hal’s father the king (Walter) despairs of him and despairs of the kingdom when Hal comes to power. Sensing weakness, the upstart Hotspur (Jade Anouka) raises an army, hoping and expecting more to follow once things get underway.

But a genuine threat to the kingdom rouses Hal’s princely blood. He astonishes his father and indeed everyone with purpose and modesty and a lion-like vigor to defend the kingdom and everything his father has built. Not because he will inherit it one day, but because it deserves defending and his father deserves better than layabout for a son. His former ways must be banished for good, as banished as the portly Falstaff who is denounced in one of the most pitiable scenes in all of Shakespeare.

The cast is strong throughout. But the dueling between Hotspur and Hal is electric thanks to the two actors who embody them. Dane is wonderfully present from the start, alive to the foolishness of Falstaff and clearly a better person in waiting. This makes sense, but it does remove some of the drama from Hal’s transformation and ultimate rejection of his (mostly) harmless drinking buddy.

Anouka’s Hotspur is even more rounded, shading from confident to bragging to desperately trying to convince himself that the longer the odds, the greater the glory. He’d clearly take lesser glory and better odds — no fool, he — but those aren’t the cards he’s been dealt and he makes the best of them. It makes Hotspur a more convincing and sympathetic character, rather than the fool he often seems.

Women barely figure here, so padding a scene to target one of the few female characters and have it sting doesn’t really make sense to me. It certainly doesn’t illuminate this play. (Now Taming of The Shrew might benefit from an all-female cast….) Yet it’s the finale that really falls flat. The less dramatic arc for Hal, the decision to make his rejection so regal and public (including, I think, echo on his voice as if Hal were addressing the world over a PA system), to having Falstaff/the prisoner react so dramatically all lessens this moment’s wrenching possibilities.

Still, the ensemble! The inventive staging! And the King! Walter holds our attention with ease, the ache of this father and this king having many layers. When he is ill but still gives his son sound advice for managing the country (setting up Henry V in the bargain), we hang on every word. It’s enough to make you head to the warden and ask to leave credit for all the cigarettes she can smoke on Walter’s account.

ON YOUR FEET! ** out of **** (but first act ***)
MARQUIS THEATRE

On Your Feet begins so confidently, you get excited. It’s frothy, fun and as the songs pile up, you realize that you recognize a lot more of them than you thought. And even the ones you don’t recognize are ones you’d like to hear again. Is this bio-musical about Gloria Estefan the new Mamma Mia? While hardly perfect, that sense of innocent pleasure continues for the entire first act, which ends inevitably with the cast performing her breakout hit “Conga” as they wind their way through the audience. Unfortunately, there’s also an act two.

The fun forward momentum created by director Jerry Mitchell and choreographer Sergio Trujillo grinds to a halt as we deal with the famed accident and surgery on her spine that meant Gloria Estefan might never walk again. Unfortunately, very minor squabbles with her husband and a more meaningful conflict with her mother simply don’t have the fun and excitement of watching the Miami Sound Machine discover its sound, find success and plug away until breaking out of the Latin market into worldwide fame. Sure, it’s wonderful that the love of her fans inspired Estefan; we just don’t need to see it acted out onstage. So the first act remains a tantalizing look at what might have been a far more satisfying musical.

That beginning is very strong. After a clever prologue, we see Little Gloria (a sweet, endearing Alexandria Suarez) doing her many chores, but always always singing. She can’t help it! Her daddy savors audio cassettes of her singing while serving in Vietnam and cherishes her voice even more while suffering from MS later in life. But Little Gloria is always butting her heads with her mother (a very good Andréa Burns), who sees singing as a waste of time. All too soon, Little Gloria is replaced by teenage Gloria (Ana Villafaña).

They live in South Florida and Gloria’s grandmother sees a young woman born to sing. A local band that is having success working the wedding/bar mitzvah/party circuit is making a name for itself and Consuelo (a winning Alma Cuervo) convinces Emilio Estefan (Josh Segarra) to come over, meet Gloria and maybe give her some advice about the music business. Emilio hears one song and knows he’s just seen the future. Before you know it, Gloria is rehearsing with the band, working on dance moves, learning to not hate the spotlight and writing songs.

Becoming a hit in the Latin market is no easy task. But it’s crossing over to the pop market that really fires up Emilio. His record label doesn’t want any songs in English, the radio stations don’t want to play them (the Latin stations say they’re too Anglo; the white stations say they’re too Latin) but by God Emilio believes in Gloria’s talent! It won’t be long before they have the world doing the conga and the act one finale is a clever combination of seeing the band work their magic at every two-bit venue imaginable (from weddings to a Shriner convention) before finally setting the world on fire.

While none of this is revelatory, it’s presented with genuine humor and a pleasingly innocent charm that’s winning. Villafaña is a winning presence and an absolute dead-ringer for Estefan’s voice. If you told me that she was actually lip-syncing to Estefan herself I’d believe you; it’s that similar. Segarra has a sleepily sexual charm and the chemistry between the two leads is genuine. However, he is absolutely no singer.

The cast is pleasingly a rainbow of Latino shades (Segarra is of Puerto Rican descent, for example, not Cuban like Emilio) so while Hispanic and Latino audiences will note actors who don’t “fit” their roles, it doesn’t matter. And the fact that Segarra really can’t sing doesn’t matter in the first act. He only has one obligatory number and chimes in on another. Unfortunately, in the second act with Gloria incapacitated, Emilio is front and center vocally. Suddenly, casting the charming Segarra becomes indefensible when he takes the lead or sings a portion of three or four more songs. Dramatically, he’s great. But this is a musical and it’s a mortal blow to have one of the two leads not up to the demands of the role.

That’s just one more reason the relatively boring and Lifetime movie of the week nature of act two is such a bad call. (Book writer Alexander Dinelaris is very nimble and strikes the right tone in the first act.) Quite simply, the entire show takes place in act one, which should have been expanded. The Little Gloria scenes are charming and frankly over too soon. Another scene or two where we saw her weighed down by responsibility and finding refuge in song would have been very welcome. A flashback to Cuba is very effective and another moment or two would bring the heartbreak of her mother’s dreams being dashed even more into focus. The fun of breaking out in the Latin market and then wanting more (even though they risked it all by doing so) was plenty of drama to build on. “Conga” shouldn’t have been the climax of act one. It should have been the climax of the show.

The scenic design by David Rockwell is fine but not his strongest visually, though very effective in incorporating many different locations and switches from front stage to back and the like. The costumes by ESosa are a slam-dunk and don’t disappoint. Ditto the lighting of Kenneth Posner. Trujillo’s choreography is appropriately working class in its idiom and delivered with panache by a very hard-working cast. Mitchell’s direction is energetic, from the jolting opener with a live band onstage to the friendly, megamix finale where seemingly every member of the cast takes a turn on the mike just to prove they all have a better voice than Segarra (he actually raps at this moment, a wise choice). All they needed was a ruthless editor. Sometimes an album of 17 songs isn’t nearly as good as an album with just ten. Leave after the first act and you’ll recommend On Your Feet to undemanding theater-goers looking for some harmless fun. Stay for the whole show and you’ll probably go home to buy Estefan’s greatest hits (or stream them, I guess). But recommend the musical? Probably not.

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When Patti Smith met Sam Shepard back in the day, she thought he was a drummer cowboy named Slim Shadow, until Jackie Curtis set her straight, “He’s the biggest playwright off-Broadway. He won five Obies!” Now his Fool for Love is on Broadway under Daniel Aukin’s expert direction at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, an MTC production from the highly charged Williamstown revival this past summer. A regular “Marlboro Man,” Eddie, in hat, boots, and swiveling hips signals the cowboy swagger. Sam Rockwell inhabits Eddie, wielding a rifle, a lariat, and tackling his lover May with balletic skill, until she knees his groin. With Nina Arianda in this role, May gives as good as she gets. For a tight 90 minutes, they go at each other in a spare, grim motel room in Nowheresville, the Mojave Desert’s edge. From Eddie’s first words: “I’m not leaving,” you are in the play’s intense grip, pondering: who are these people?

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Rachel Resheff — Teenaged Broadway Veteran — Part 1

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Ever have a friend who fits so many things into one day that it’s impossible to understand where they find the time for everything? Well, that’s actress Rachel Resheff.

I can’t even imagine how she found the time for this interview! Rachel put so much heart and soul into her answers I had to break it up into two parts, so be sure you check out both pieces.

Now let’s see what makes this 15-year-old so incredible!

Be sure to check out Part II to find out who Rachel played on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black!

You’re currently on Broadway in Larry David’s Broadway play Fish in the Dark with Jason Alexander. What was your audition like for this role?

I read about Fish in The Dark coming to Broadway in the Equity audition announcements. My family and I anticipated its arrival with excitement because we are huge Larry David fans. After learning that there was a role for a young teenage girl, my agent secured me an audition for the project. The breakdown of the character “Jessica Drexel” (Niece of “Norman Drexel” — played by Jason Alexander and originally played by Larry David) called for a 14-year-old intellectual Jewish girl. I went into the audition dressed as myself, since I was a pretty accurate fit for the character description.

There weren’t any suggestions or notes about the role or the show itself. Larry David, along with the director, Anna Shapiro and producer Scott Rudin, were seeking all of the various parts of a dysfunctional family and so I believe it was about the feel of the actors and their personalities, as well as their ability to hit the comedy of the play, which is very quick, sharp, and funny. I think they were looking for real and simple in “Jessica Drexel”, as she is a kind of centered presence in a world of very larger than life people, and that worked in my favor in the process.

A few weeks after my first audition with casting, I was called back in to do my lines in different ways with casting. A few days after my callback, I met with Anna Shapiro who worked with me, taped my audition and sent it to Larry David and Scott Rudin to watch. A few days after that, I found out I booked the part!

Which coast is your main residence? Where were you born? Do you have siblings that live with you?

I was born in NYC. I have always lived on the East Coast, and that is where my family lives as well. I have two older siblings, a brother and sister, who have very different passions and interests than I do. We are a close knit family so when my brother goes to college this fall, we will feel happy for him, but sad for us. My sister will leave for college a year later, and I might have to stow away in her suitcase.

What kind of lessons do you take now? What kind of lessons did you take when you were little?

I have studied ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop since I was three years-old. Tap is my favorite because it has such a rhythmic and musical element. My dance teacher, Janine Molinari, is a huge tapper, and sets a bar I try to reach every day. Ballet is a foundation for all dance and I enjoy what it allows me to do as a performer.

My voice teacher helped me to see voice as a lifetime instrument, so it wasn’t until recently that I let my inner belt fly. Voice is an instrument that requires both patience and care. It has always been important to me to work on all different types and genres of music.

I also play guitar, which I taught myself, and have played the piano for five years. I currently am a student at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

On July 26, you will have your debut at 54 Below. How did this come about?

During a music coaching session, Lindsay Mendez who’s an amazing mentor in my life, suggested the idea about how fun it would be to perform a one-woman show about my life as a teen performer. After a call with 54 Below, Lindsay came back to me saying they loved the idea and concept of the show. Knowing Lindsay would be the perfect director, I asked Steven Lutvak, who co-wrote and composed the Tony Award-winning A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder to musical direct the show. I was over the moon when he said he had time in his non-stop schedule. Steven has been my teacher, role model and friend since I first started in this business.

In Unwrangled, I will chronicle what it is like to be a young professional actor growing up in the spotlight via a musical memoir; where I bring the wild aspects and spectrum of emotions to life. There are so many perceptions of who embarks on the type of journey I have had and what the path must be like. My goal is to bring people into that world and see why young performers have this unexplainable passion and how its collected moments are the reason us young actors keep doing what we do.

You’re 15 and already have been in five Broadway shows. (Fish in the Dark, The People In The Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins.) You’ve also done non-Broadway theater. Tell us the difference between working on Broadway vs. non-Broadway.

Broadway is larger than life, and there is an exuberant energy that flows when the audience is with you. I am so lucky to have had the opportunities I have had to be in Broadway shows. In Shrek the Musical when I was only eight years-old, I first learned about the magnitude of a Broadway stage in the 2,000 seat Broadway theater. I would come out in a big tower and sing with Sutton Foster, and then I would watch on the stage monitor as each ensemble actor and dancer would bring to life their stories. Each show has such different spirit and life backstage and onstage. Mary Poppins and Billy Elliot were about the bonding of all of the kids. Most Broadway shows make a big effort to cast kids who get along with other kids. I think that’s probably why the processes can involve multiple callbacks. At age 10, when I entered my fourth Broadway show, The People in the Picture, written by Iris Rainer Dart who is now bringing her new show Beaches the Musical to Broadway, I had the chance to create a very big part opposite Donna Murphy who played my grandmother. Onstage I would watch Donna as she held her glasses or tilt her head a certain way, or change so slightly the lilt of her voice, and I was mesmerized by how the character was inside her body. At the end of the show, when I was crying as Donna’s character died, I was crying from a very deep place because I had connected so much to her. Shows are finely tuned machines, and every actor relies on the precision, heart, and energy of every other actor.

Plays, on Broadway and Off Broadway, require a very strong sense of timing and there is a rhythm that has to develop among the actors that draws the audience in, because there isn’t the music and dance and movement that musicals have to energize the audience. Larry David’s play feels like live comedy every night. Larry and Jason Alexander have brought such different things to the lead role, but each one has brought a larger than life element that sets a tone for each of the amazing actors in the play to weave into. One of the Off Broadway plays I did, The Big Meal, directed by Sam Gold and written by Dan LeFranc, had the feel of an orchestra, with different generations acting simultaneously and literally bouncing rapid fire off phrases which is a very true re-enactment of how real life can be. Another play I did, Everything is Ours, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt and written by Nikole Beckwith, challenged the audience to look at how to connect to other people and form families in an increasingly remote world. Sometimes in plays, there can be even more of an intimacy that develops with the audience in a play in both large and small theaters. Besides the huge laughter and fun of working with the Fish in the Dark cast, the highlight of my last few years was playing the title role “Carrie” in a teen production of Carrie the Musical, produced by The Broadway Workshop, a youth and teen theater company run by Marc Tuminelli. The cast members remain some of my closest friends. I think for me, I love immersing myself in the world of a production, and getting into my groove with whatever part I play on stage.

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Rachel Resheff — Teenaged Broadway Veteran — Part II

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Rachel Resheff with Larry David in Broadway’s Fish in the Dark, playing at the Cort Theatre in NYC. Rachel’s Twitter: @rachelresheff

Actress Rachel Resheff is, um, amazing. That’s the word fits the bill! She already has five Broadway shows under her belt and will now be performing at 54 Below in NYC.

Part I of my candid interview with Rachel breaks down Rachel’s life, which I must say, is quite interesting for a teenager.

For you Orange is the New Black fans, you will recognize Rachel as young Alex Vause!

What was it like working on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black?

I loved every second of working on Orange is the New Black. The director, Michael Trim, is such a smart and chill person. The writer, Sian Heder, who was also on set, was so clear in her vision. In one scene, I had to take off my shoes and fling them out the window of a car while it was driving. The temperature outside was subzero and my toes were freezing. The director kept stopping the shoot because he was so concerned about my freezing toes. The set of the prison was so real it was eerie. When we drove there, I felt that I was lost in a place that was right out of the institution in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, which my drama class watched in school this year.

What are your favorite games?

I like Wii games such as “Just Dance” which I play with my sister a lot. I LOVE Boggle, and card games like Egyptian Rat Screw. I’m usually on my laptop or iPhone to connect with friends on social media during down times.

What type of music do you listen to?

Anything by Beyoncé, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran or Sara Bareilles is my jam. The singer/songwriters usually produce my favorite songs because the songs seem to really mean something to them in a different way. My favorite genres are folk, pop, jazz, and of course I’m always in the mood for anything Broadway.

What do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I read a lot, spend time with friends, play basketball with my brother and sing and harmonize with my sister while she plays ukulele. I also love to work on my music, and write (I wrote a feature screenplay over the past two years which is in its 28th re-write), I procrastinate and sleep especially in the summertime when I try not to have any structured programs so I can just be free and take it easy!

What do your friends think about your career?

My friends are supportive of my career. Sometimes they don’t understand why I would want to do what I do because it involves a lot of hard work and dedication in addition to homework, and trying to maintain a social existence. Since I go to a performing arts high school now, a lot of my friends there share my passion for the arts. In the business, I have some stories to tell about reality show type behavior but I am saving those for my grandkids because right now I can’t let negative energy define my path or stop my positive energy.

What’s your current typical working day like?

My current typical working day is getting up at 6:00 a.m., stretch and warm up my voice, go running, and finish my homework while having breakfast. Then I go to school until 4:00 p.m. After school I either go to dance or a cycling class, work on my homework or go to auditions or self-tape for TV or film projects. At 7:20 p.m., I go to the theater, go down to hair and makeup, get in costume, hang with the ladies in my dressing room and on my floor. We have so much fun and are always laughing. In Fish in the Dark, I perform eight shows a week. Theater is an every day, ongoing life with a family of cast members so it often doesn’t feel like work at all.

Anything else you’d like to say?

Come and see my 54 Below debut on Sunday, July 26th. We are going to have a blast!

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NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS *** out of ****
MINSKOFF THEATRE

Summertime may be slow for new shows on Broadway, but it’s a great chance for other events to garner attention. The August Wilson Monologue Competition in May spotlights USA’s greatest playwright and gives high school kids from around the country a chance to sink their teeth into his work. If you’re planning a visit to the city in July, checking out the brand new musicals getting full productions in the New York Musical Theatre Festival from July 7-27 is an absolute must.

And in June, savvy theater buffs check out the talent on display at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Hosted by two time Tony winner Michael Cerveris, the awards offer scholarships to deserving winners, give 52 talented teens a chance to be mentored, receive top notch coaching, work with directors and choreographers and then perform numbers on a Broadway stage. But put all that good work aside: it’s just a fun evening of entertainment and you invariably spot a star or two of tomorrow. They’re nicknamed the Jimmy, in honor of James Nederlander, who has been working in the theater world for 86 years (he started sweeping the floors for his dad when he was 7) and was proudly in attendance.

The evening is split into two parts. In the first half, six groups of performers do medleys of songs from the musical that took them from their local schools to regional competitions to New York City. Numbers are strung together very cleverly, often with two or more actors who tackled Mary Poppins or Doctor Frankenstein or the lead in Big Fish (apparently a big show in high schools last year!) trading off lines in clever ways. Based on this night’s entertainment (and a full solo performance by each actor the day before for a panel of judges) six finalists are selected. In the second act, three men and three women do another number and two winners are chosen.

It’s a fun night worth every penny, with the money going to fund the evening and all the arts outreach done by the various groups involved with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Naturally, the audience is filled with family and friends. Yet it’s a shame more casting directors and agents don’t flock to the show because there’s a lot of talent here. They really should post the solo performances from Sunday of all 52 performers online, not to mention the medleys and solo numbers done live on stage Monday night. Why not showcase their talent as much as possible?

The performers themselves give you hope for musical theater when you realize how much work they put into learning their choreography, the group numbers, the lyrics of the other songs in their medleys AND bits of business to do throughout. All in less than a week. Much credit for the night goes to director Van Kaplan, choreographer Kiesha Lalama and musical director and arranger Michael Moricz, who do a sterling job in a very short amount of time molding these kids into a satisfying ensemble.

I’m not quite sure who to credit for the creative decisions that turn 52 individual performances into a medley. Vast fun is had in transitioning from one song into another, often to humorous effect. Wisely, they focus on turning out a good show, rather than worrying about shortchanging one performer or another. There’s simply no good way to showcase three different actors who played the same role and each gets a chance to strut their stuff the day before. Witty moments abound and it’s surely a group effort of all involved, though Kaplan’s name is at the top as director.

The highlight was unquestionably having the maid in Caroline, Or Change bemoan her job and then having two of the four actresses who played Mary Poppins assure Caroline that “In every job that must be done/ there is an element of fun.” Clearly a tremendous effort has been made to give all the actors bits of business: they stay in character even when performing in the ensemble or passing off the baton from one performer to the next, often getting little laughs but never, ever upstaging one another or interfering with the overall flow.

Marla Louissant was the night’s standout and won Best Actress for her performance as Caroline, as well as a solo turn doing “I’m Here” from The Color Purple. The judges have a lot more to draw upon when making their choices than the audience but there was no doubting Louissant’s talent as an actress and singer. If the new Broadway revival of The Color Purple didn’t already have its star, Louissant would be ready to make the leap today, just as a runner up from two years ago jumped right into the West End revival of Miss Saigon.

Anthony Skillman won Best Actor after doing a number from Tarzan and a solo turn from Parade, specifically Frankie’s angry soliloquy “It Don’t Make Sense.” And Skillman proved Tony ready in his endearing acceptance speech, giving a happy shout out to the Supreme Court decision for marriage equality and thanking his parents in the audience in the same breath.

Here’s Skillman doing a performance of a medley during one of the regional events leading up to the finals.

Yet they were far from the only story here. I circled six people as locks for the finals (I got three right) and another ten as very promising talents. So more applause for Kylie Lynn Heyman who gave verve to Reno Sweeney of Anything Goes. I was certain she’d be one of the finalists! Travis Anderson was a long-limbed Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, also from Anything Goes (but a different production), creating a full comic performance in about 90 seconds. He was matched by Zac Gottschall’s equally winning Horace Vandergelder from Hello, Dolly and Larry McKay’s charming J. Pierrepont Finch from How To Succeed.

Marnie Quick made the tricky Bacharach/David tune “Wishin’ And Hopin'” seem easy. She too was a deserved finalist. Aleksander Papanastasopoules had by far the best name of the night and was a very good Javert, matched by Evatt Salinger’s convincing Jean Valjean. Kamari A. Saxon was the lucky talent who earned a scholarship to attend Carnegie Mellon’s pre-College Drama Program. (I wish I’d been able to hear his performance from Violet in full.) Noah Barnes was a natural for Joe Hardy from Damn Yankees he’s too handsome and gifted with such a classic, gorgeous Broadway voice (he opened his mouth and filled the Minskoff with ease) that you have to believe this won’t be the last time Barnes will be on stage in New York.

Finally, my vote for Best Actor based simply on what I saw this night was for finalist Alec Michael Ryan who was excellent as Laurence in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and — like Louissant — had one of the night’s cleverest transitions and made the most of it, in his case playing off Les Miserables. His solo turn (“Who I’d Be” from Shrek The Musical) jand medley number both felt like complete performances as both actor and singer. I don’t always say that with the pros being paid to perform on Broadway every night but I’m saying it about him. And I’d happily pay to see him perform again.

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Wolf Hall Parts I and II ** 1/2
Skylight ***
Nellie McKay at 54 Below ***
Ludic Proxy ** 1/2
It Shoulda Been You **
Finding Neverland ** 1/2
Hamlet w Peter Sarsgaard at CSC no stars
The King And I ***
Marilyn Maye — Her Way: A Tribute To Frank Sinatra at 54 Below ***
Gigi * 1/2
An American In Paris ** 1/2
Doctor Zhivago no stars
Fun Home **
Living On Love * 1/2
Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation ***
Airline Highway * 1/2
The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Fiasco Theatre) ***
The Visit (w Chita Rivera) ** 1/2
The Sound And The Fury (ERS) **
Broadway By The Year: 1966-1990 ***
The Spoils * 1/2
Ever After (at Papermill) **
Heisenberg *** 1/2
An Act Of God **
The National High School Musical Theatre Awards ***

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Kelli O’Hara Receives “Our Leading Lady” Award for 15 Years On Broadway (VIDEO)

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On Sunday, June 7, famed Broadway actress and fan favorite, Kelli O’Hara (who I profiled here, last year) was finally recognized by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing for her remarkable contributions to the stage, taking home her very first TONY Award following a total of six nominations over several years.

In the weeks leading up, fans took to social media with a fervor, debating who exactly should win for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. Many were in “Camp Kristin” for Chenoweth’s outstanding performance as Lily Garland in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of On The 20th Century. Others rooted for theater legend Chita Rivera and her performance as Claire Zachanassian in Kander and Ebb’s final musical, The Visit (which Rivera has said will likely be her final role on Broadway).

However, the support for O’Hara was fierce, and her fans were ultimately vindicated on TONY night as she received the award for her stunning and complex performance as Anna Leonowens in the Lincoln Center revival of The King and I.

Weeks before the TONY Awards, our team at Center On The Aisle (#COTA – the website I run in addition to contributing here on The Huffington Post) was also split, but peace came by acknowledging exactly what this incredible recognition represents. All three of these women were frontrunners, and deserved to win for different reasons. However, if the TONY Awards have a weakness, it’s that other than its Lifetime Achievement awards, they celebrate only a single performance–not the performer’s body of work and total contribution to the art form.

Realizing this, our team did a little research and found out that this year did not just bring Kelli her sixth nomination, her performance in The King and I marked a total of 15 years on Broadway, and her 10th Broadway show.

To acknowledge this, the #COTA team (with the help of a special celebrity guest included in the video below!) decided to take matters into our own hands and recognize Kelli O’Hara for all of these incredible performances (whether she won the TONY Award or not), which collectively have made her one of the most recognizable and talented actresses on stage today.

Check out the video below to see me present Kelli with Center On The Aisle’s first ever award, titled “Our Leading Lady.”

Steve Schonberg is the editor-in-chief of www.centerontheaisle.com.

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Channeling French Girl Cool on Broadway: The Story of the Costumes for Tony Favorite An American in Paris

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There is a powerful moment in the first act of Christopher Wheeldon’s Tony-nominated reimagining of An American in Paris, when the full dance company converges on stage, postwar customers and shop girls of the city’s iconic Galeries Lafayette. Amid the swirl of perfume bottles and bolts of vendeuse toile, arranged somehow imperceptibly in a row at the proscenium edge, there bursts forth a tableau of models posed down to the gloved fingertip, almost exactly like the iconic John French photograph of Christian Dior’s 1947 New Look collection. That was Mr. Dior’s clarion call to women for a return to beauty and femininity in a beleaguered city aching to rediscover its glory—on Wheeldon’s stage, the sight makes for a message equally as important to the lovelorn characters of this new production, widely considered a top contender for this year’s Best Musical Award.



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An American in Paris carries with it a long, beloved history, of course, based on George Gershwin’s work of the same name, and made classic in the Vincente Minelli film version starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. To create his own vision of a liberated Paris, Wheeldon enlisted Broadway veteran Bob Crowley for the sets and costumes to tell the story of Lise, a young dancer played by Leanne Cope, and American GI painter Jerry Mulligan (Robert Fairchild).

Crowley’s efforts this season have garnered an impressive four Tony nominations: two for the set and costume design for An American in Paris, one for the sets in Skylight, and another for the Cheever-esque getups worn by Helen Mirren in The Audience.



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It is the idea of the Parisian woman, her confidence and ease in dressing, at that moment in her history that the costume designer so masterfully captures in his clothes, through the sculptured formality of the Dior silhouettes as well as Lise’s swingy skirts and dresses. “They just have it for free and it’s like it’s in the water they drink. I don’t know what it is,” says Crowley, when asked to speculate on just what “it” is about the enviable timeless cool of French style. “We have to work so hard at it, but they don’t.”

For him the true challenge was merging that elusive quality with the choreography of the show. “I can’t remember the last time there was this much ballet on Broadway and I think people are finding it really refreshing,” Crowley says.



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To get the right movement in the garment, so necessary for the dancers, Crowley looked to the synthetic fabrics that were just coming out at the time. “There was a lot of rayon. You know, that manmade fabric was coming through from the thirties, and that moves brilliantly as opposed to wool or a serge or tweed or anything like that. So all the fabrics move really, really beautifully.” The way Crowley’s nimble designs flicker on Cope’s birdlike body is a careful study in lightness and freedom, much like the hopes of Paris at the time, which was rediscovering itself after the darkness of the occupation, set to Gershwin’s music, written a full decade before the war.

The collaboration of director and costumer proved a perfect match as well. Wheeldon, a dancer who also choreographed the show, was acutely aware of the way the costumes would function on a dancer’s body, the flourishes and punctuation it can add to the choreography. Says Crowley: “I would show him [Wheeldon] the shapes and I would say, is there enough fabric in this skirt? Can she do everything in this?” Which, of course, is the true test of Parisian style.



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Broadway star Audra McDonald is not a fan of Indiana Governor Mike Pence and his anti-gay legislation, and she let him know it.

Pence signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law Thursday. The bill allows companies to cite religious freedom in lawsuits if sued by a private party. Many worry this could legalize discrimination against the LGBT community, giving protection to business owners who refuse service to same-sex couples, for example.

Ahead of a planned performance in Indiana, McDonald railed against Pence on Twitter, listing implications the discriminatory bill could have for her and her band.

McDonald — who has had an expansive career in theater, television and studio recording — decided to keep the slated performance, but plans to give the money to the Human Right Campaign and Freedom Indiana, groups that fight for equal rights.

Others have spoken out against the bill, which takes affect July 1, including the NCAA, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, the Disciples of Christ and Miley Cyrus, who called Pence an asshole in an Instagram post.

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8 Ways to Dress the Part of Your Favorite Broadway Show

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Theater lovers rejoice, and get your jazz hands at the ready: It’s Broadway season! Yes, that’s right, it’s the time of year when a whole new crop of musicals and plays hits the Great White Way in hopes of lasting fame and fortune. And there is a genre out there for everyone, ranging from the very dramatic The Phantom of the Opera to the bon vivant charm of Gigi. Plus, it’s never been easier to celebrate the aesthetic you’re watching onstage without coming across like a crazed fan-girl. From looks inspired by Kinky Boots to Mamma Mia, here are eight applause-worthy ways to dress the part.



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Marchesa embellished metallic brocade gown, $ 1,595; net-a-porter.com; Jennifer Behr Swarovski crystal-embellished mask, $ 1,850; net-a-porter.com; Carine Gilson Chantilly lace-trimmed silk-satin robe, $ 2,220; net-a-porter.com; Oscar de la Renta Calista embroidered raffia slippers, $ 650; net-a-porter.com

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Givenchy lace-up bodysuit, $ 1,550; farfetch.com; Abercrombie & Fitch lace leg flare pants, $ 68; abercrombie.com; For Love & Lemons wanted & wild panty, $ 92; bonadrag.com

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Tommy Hilfiger star boots, $ 590; for information: Tommy Hilfiger, NYC, 212.223.1824; Valentino To Be Cool patent leather boots, $ 1,291; mytheresa.com; Maison Margiela 80mm glittered ankle boots, $ 870; luisaviaroma.com

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Finds + Daizy Shely feather jacket, $ 2,020; net-a-porter.com; Vika Gazinskaya wool gown, $ 4,480; net-a-porter.com Aurelie Bidermann 18K gold genuine feather earrings, $ 1,105; shopbop.com

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Thom Browne tweed blazer, $ 3,610; mytheresa.com; Maria La Rosa two-tone-rib-knit socks, $ 50; barneys.com; Lands’ End box pleat skirt, $ 40; landsend.com; Jil Sander Navy black leather slip-on loafers, $ 365; ssense.com

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P.A.R.O.S.H belted flared dress, $ 621; farfetch.com; Tabitha Simmons Vera ankle-strap flats, $ 675; barneys.com

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Isa Arfen cutout cotton-poplin top, $ 985; net-a-porter.com; Topshop Unique sunray pleat skirt, $ 160; topshop.com; Robert Clergerie metallic leather Drissac platform sandals, $ 218; stylebop.com

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Erdem Petula polka-dot tulle and lace gown, $ 2,275; mytheresa.com; Dolce & Gabbana black lace evening dress, $ 4,195; profilefashion.com; Azalea Brit lace dress, $ 98; azaleasf.com

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This All-Male ‘Cell Block Tango’ From ‘Broadway Backwards’ Will Leave You Breathless

This stunning, all-male twist on the “Cell Block Tango” number from the classic musical “Chicago” needs to be seen to be believed.

Hunky performers Joshua Buscher-West, Marty Lawson, Alfie Parker Jr., Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Alex Ringler and Ryan Steele tackled the delightfully dark showstopper at “Broadway Backwards,” held March 9 at New York’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre. As its name implies, the event is an annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theater, sung by their favorite Broadway stars.

Collectively, the group’s macho take on the Bob Fosse moves is just as memorable — and steamy — as the original “Chicago” number seen on Broadway and in the Oscar-winning 2002 film version.

This year’s event raised a record $ 466,717 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BCEFA) and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

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Set in New York City's gritty East Village, the revolutionary rock opera "Rent" tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. "Rent" is Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical, one of the longest running shows on Broadway.

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Soul Doctor Lifts Our Spirits Off Broadway

I was recently in New York City and had the good fortune of popping into a pre-opening performance of the new off Broadway production, Soul Doctor. Soul Doctor is the story of the legendary Shlomo Carlebach and his evolution from an Orthodox Hassidic Rabbi to Jewish folk singer and composer. Any person over the age of 40 who has spent time in the world of mainstream American Judaism will recognize his tunes. Carlebach’s expansive perspective of Judaism and his open acceptance of less religious, secular Jews and the disaffected youth of the 60s was a monumental shift in the Jewish outreach movement and he left a legacy of soulful, loving music and a renewed Jewish community.2014-12-18-SoulDoctor2.JPG

As a disclaimer, Josh Nelson, the talented musician who plays Shlomo and his amazing partner, Neshama Carlebach, the real-life eldest daughter of Carlebach (and musical celeb in her own right) are new and dear friends of mine. Their invitation to preview the show one evening was a no-brainer. 2014-12-18-NeshamaBW.jpg

Nelson is an incredibly talented producer and musician and this leap into the acting world seems to have come easily to him. Perhaps playing Carlebach, a Jewish legendary musical character was a role fit for Josh–one in which he, in many ways, was typecast. Nelson’s own naturally open and loving manner has just been accentuated by this role in the show. His effortless and passion-filled guitar playing and singing makes the show move smoothly from number to number. On the night I saw the show, Neshama Carlebach, the “soul daughter” surprised the lucky show-goers and sang a few numbers with the cast as a very special finale. Her soulful and joyous addition to the performance lifted up the entire audience. I have learned that she occasionally surprises the audience with these guest appearances and it is truly a gift to hear her beautiful voice, and to experience the love and adoration she has for her father and his work–it is palpable in her spirit. Neshama Carlebach’s presence created an opportunity for everyone present to feel her father’s presence and legacy.

Beyond the Jewish storyline and music, the show is actually performed in the Actor’s Temple, a true synagogue. The setting gives the show an authenticity and spiritual energy that would not have been possible in a normal theater. The use of the bimah (the religious stage used for a traditional service) was a good fit to watch Carlebach’s evolution from traditional study to musical Pied Piper. As a product of an acculturated but identified American Jewish family myself, the classic Shlomo Carlebach tunes in the show were familiar and heartwarming.

The storyline also includes Carlebach’s close relationship to Nina Simone and her influence on his ultimate transformation was nicely done. Dan’yelle Williamson, who plays the role of Nina, is a powerful addition to the cast with that incredible voice. 2014-12-18-NinaSimone.JPG
The choreography uses the entire synagogue, which is a nice idea for a small space and makes the production feel more Broadway-eske.

What I really loved best about Soul Doctor is that Nelson and Neshama’s participation in it represents an important step in their own personal journeys. It is clear that the show brings them closer to their own joint vision of using their talents and music to make the world a more loving, accepting and peaceful place. They have shared with me their desire to become an integral a part of a worldwide mission to use music as an ecumenical bridge for people of all faiths to band together to tackle the biggest issues facing us and often times dividing people today. 2014-12-18-NeshamaandJosh.jpg

Taking on the challenge of multicultural, multi-religious peaceful co-existence building is a monumental mission and one that I deeply respect and admire. Nelson and Neshama recently performed together at the 2014 Climate March in NYC and continue to seek opportunities to bring their musical compositions and talents to the larger ecumenical world of music.

Soul Doctor has an important message–that one person can make a difference, a huge difference in the world. That in itself is worth being reminded. The fact that the difference could be bringing more love, peace and acceptance into our chaotic world, well that’s just a bonus.

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‘School of Rock’ Musical to Hit Broadway Next Year

An upcoming musical adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black comedy School of Rock will bust down Broadway doors in the fall of 2015, with previews beginning on November 2nd at the Winter Garden Theatre, and an official opening scheduled for December 6th, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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James Earl Jones Having ‘Fascinating’ Time in Return to Broadway

Award-winning actor James Earl Jones, 83, who takes the stage in the play “You Can’t Take it With You” as Grandpa Vanderhof, said it’s “wonderful” to be back on Broadway.

The comedic play, whose cast includes Rose Byrne, Kristine Nielsen, Annaleigh Ashford and Elizabeth Ashley, is about an engaged couple introducing their very different families to each other.

“It is ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ … These families are equal in dignity but not in wealth,” Jones said. “The wealth has set the other family, the boy’s family, apart in a way that’s not all that healthy and Grandpa knows that because he came from that world. … He was very aggressive, making an attempt at Wall St. Here’s a guy who I’ll say … tried then gave it up. But the other family has thrived and … the father of the groom is the epitome of the dignified American. … And he’s got this son. … And my granddaughter’s in love with him.”

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He called the experience “fascinating.”

“Every member of the cast carries the play. There’s no star. It’s not on my shoulders,” Jones said. “It’s on every one of our shoulders, and they do it beautifully. They’re really some sharpshooters.”

Jones, who provided the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies, won the Voice Icon Award from the first-ever Voice Arts Awards in November.

He said Star Wars fans still come by the theater to get autographs.

“I love that they think well of it,” he said. “I’m very proud to have been a part of that. It’s a great cult growing up around the whole — good for George [Lucas] and good for everybody, including the mythologists that inspired George.”

A new Star Wars film is expected out in 2015.

As for Jones, despite all the accolades and achievements, he said he was still the same person who was born in Mississippi and raised on a Michigan farm.

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He remembers his grandfather’s advice to take things one step at a time.

“Every production I do is another step. Destiny — I don’t know what that is. … Just the step is what’s important,” he said.  “The journey is what’s important. I consider myself a journeyman actor. I love the phrase.”

ABC News’ Brinda Adhikari contributed to this story.

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Robin Williams Honored On Broadway With Show-Stopping Tribute By Cast Of ‘Aladdin’

Broadway dimmed its lights on Wednesday in honor of actor and comedian Robin Williams, who died Monday in an apparent suicide. But one show-stopping tribute took place on Tuesday night inside the New Amsterdam Theatre.

James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award this year for his portrayal of Genie, led the cast of “Aladdin” as well as the audience in a rousing singalong of “Friend Like Me.”

Watch the video above.

Williams voiced the role of the scene-stealing Genie in the 1992 Disney animated feature, turning the character into a master impersonator and helping the film to become the year’s highest-grossing movie.

While Williams was not a regular on the Great White Way, he did star in the 2011 production of “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.” He also appeared in a one-man show on Broadway in 2002 and performed with Steve Martin off-Broadway in “Waiting for Godot” at Lincoln Center in 1988.
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How Elaine Stritch Got Her Big Broadway Break

The multi-talented Broadway icon Elaine Stritch died Thursday at her Birmingham, Michigan, home at age 89.

Non-theatergoers will know her from her comic turn as Alec Baldwin’s imperious mother in 30 Rock. I remember her from a sweeter moment, after a performance of her Tony-winning one-woman show, Elaine Stritch At Liberty.

In that autobiographical tour de force, which ran at the Public Theater and then on Broadway early in the last decade, Stritch reprised “Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo),” the showstopper that marked her singing debut on the Great White Way in the 1947-48 revue Angel in the Wings.

Because my dad, Carl Sigman, had known Elaine (he wrote the words and music to Angel with Bob Hilliard, a brilliant but less-than-organized songsmith whom Carl referred to as “that glob of talent”), an usher took my mom and me on stage to meet the star. We waited in estimable company, right behind actress/socialite/philanthropist Dina Merrill, to pay our respects.

When our turn came, Mom placed the original Playbill of Angel in Stritch’s hands. When she asked “Oh, how’s Carl” and Mom said he’d passed away not long before, Elaine paused and teared up, seeming to search for the right words. She quickly reverted to form, giving us an unforgettable send-off when she held out her hand, air kissed us and said, “Call me, darlings. I’m at The Carlyle.” (Stritch famously lived at Manhattan’s stylish Carlyle Hotel for many years.) She didn’t really want us to call and we didn’t really want to; why mess with perfection?

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In the brief clip above from At Liberty, “Stritchy,” as that ultimate sophisticate Noel Coward called her, describes how she convinced the producers of Angel in the Wings — who’d hired her for a bit part — to give her a song. That the song turned out to be the one that brought down the house night after night was quite a bonus.

“Civilization” went on to become a standard, with covers by Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, Woody Herman, Jack Smith, and Ray McKinley. Louis Prima’s hilarious rendering went Top 10 and Danny Kaye and the Andrew Sisters’ call-and-response version reached the top spot on Your Hit Parade. But the inimitable Elaine Stritch was the only performer to bongo, bongo, bongo in two Broadway shows more than half a century apart.


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