James Marino

01/29/12

This Week on Broadway for January 29, 2012: How to Pick a Wit

by James Marino

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Topics:
ArtAmerica: How To Pick A Hit by Michael Portantiere
MP + PF: Wit
Christian Borle to Star in Broadway’s Peter and the Starcatcher by Andy Propst
Christian Borle will reprise his portrayal of Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway, according to published reports. As previously announced, the show, co-directed by Alex Timbers and Roger Ree…
LINKED FROM THEATERMANIA
PF: The Scottsboro Boys Talkback @ Philadelphia Theatre Company
Derrick Cobey, Rodney Hicks, Kendrick Jones, Forrest McClendon Are Scottsboro Boys, Opening Jan. 25 in First Post-Broadway Production by Andrew Gans And Kenneth Jones
Broadway in 2032: TEDxBroadway looks to the future by Loganne
What will Broadway be in twenty years? Well, Damian Bazadona, founder of Situation Interactive, Broadway producer Ken Davenport, and Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar were especially interested in the answer. The t…
LINKED FROM THEATER ADVISOR
ArtsBeat: With $25 Million Gift, Signature Theater Has a New Name by Larry Rohter
The Pershing Square Foundation has given $25 million to the Signature Theater, whose new home will now be renamed the Pershing Square Signature Center. The gift will also allow Signature to keep its ticket pric…
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES
Tim Rice Opposes Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Tasteless’ SUPERSTAR Reality Show by BroadwayWorld
Lyricist Tim Rice is well-known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, including EVITA, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and THE WIZARD OF OZ, among many other projects. Rice describes Lloyd Webber’s latest pro…
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Actor was sword of volatile by Michael Riedel
In London, Nicol Williamson is remembered for celebrated performances in “Hamlet,” “Waiting for Godot” and “Inadmissible Evidence.” But around Broadway, he’ll always be remembered for his bizarre …
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK POST
I Hit Hamlet
Behind the scenes at a Broadway fiasco.
by Paul Rudnick

James Farentino, Stage and Film Actor, Dies at 73 by Robert Simonson
James Farentino, a stage and film actor with a tough, masculine image, and a frequently tumultuous offstage life, died Jan. 24 in Los Angeles. The cause was heart failure. He was 73.
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BROADWAY RECALL: Thank You, Bradshaw Smith by Michael Dale
A few selections from Broadway’s beloved videographer Bradshaw Smith.
Exit Introductions
Closing: Relatively Speaking
Closing: Chinglish
Closing: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Next Week: Look Back in Anger
Next Week: The Scottsboro Boys @ Philadelphia Theatre Company
Explicit: No
Music:
The Scottsboro Boys Cast Recording
It’s Gonna Take Time
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James Marino

 

James is a technologist who has an affinity for Broadway, the theatre and music. He started BroadwayStars.com, one of the first Broadway-centric websites in the late 90's. You can usually find James staring at a screen when not seated in a theatre.