James Marino

This Week on Broadway for December 1, 2012: Marc Kudisch

by James Marino

Michael Portantiere, Aileen McKenna and James Marino talk with Marc Kudisch about The Holiday Guys Hanu-Mas Concert. We also discuss The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and the week’s news.

 

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Guest: Marc Kudisch

http://www.marckudisch.net/

The Holiday Guys

2012 Hanu-Mas Concert Itinerary:

Nov 29 – Dec 2
Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ

Dec 6 – 9 (Second year!)
MusicalFare Theatre, Buffalo NY

Dec 11-16
Signature Theatre, Arlington VA (Wash. DC area)

Dec 18-31 (yes, that’s right…New Year’s Eve!)
The York Theatre Company, New York City

ASSASSINS: One Night Only – December 3, 2012 @ Studio 54
The 2004 Tony Award–winning cast of Assassins returns for a Benefit Concert Reading of the show that gives new meaning to the phrase “killer musical.” With a stylish Stephen Sondheim score and a provocative book by John Weidman, Assassins brings to the stage some of history’s most notorious players—the men and women who attempted to kill American presidents.

Reviews:

ArtsBeat: ‘Miss Firecracker’ to Open on Broadway by Patrick Healy
Beth Henley’s play “The Miss Firecracker Contest” will be mounted on Broadway this spring and star the Emmy-nominated actress Amber Tamblyn.
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

Samuel French Selects Bruce Lazarus for New Executive Director by Adam Hetrick
Bruce Lazarus has been named the new executive director of Samuel French Inc., overseeing company strategy, marketing and business affairs, the play publishing and live performance rights or…
LINKED FROM PLAYBILL

ArtsBeat: Mike Tyson, ‘Chaplin’ Announce National Tours by Jennifer Schuessler
The boxer’s one-man show will begin a 36-city tour in Indianapolis in February.
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

Merrily We Roll Along – review by Michael Billington
Menier Chocolate Factory, London Although it famously flopped on Broadway in 1981, this Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical has been re-evaluated in fine British revivals at Leicester Hayma…
LINKED FROM THE GUARDIAN

ArtsBeat: ‘King Kong’ Producer Eyeing Spider-Man’s Broadway Lair by Patrick Healy
The new musical, based on the famed movie about a rampaging ape, is first scheduled to open in Melbourne, but a New York run could come later.
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES SUBSCRIPTION

MP correction: Saigon – Chandelier analogy

ArtsBeat: ‘Scandalous’ Producers Keep Faith in a Struggling Show by Patrick Healy
The show’s creator, Kathie Lee Gifford, and two of the lead producers, Dick and Betsy DeVos, have kept the show running in hopes that it will find a larger audience at the box office.
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

Gangnam (Broadway) Style video?

BCEFA Gypsy of the Year

Vive ‘Les Miz’: B’way abuzz over film version by Michael Riedel
At last Broadway has a hit! The only trouble is, you won’t find it on the stage. The theater world’s buzzing about Cameron Mackintosh’s “Les Misérables” movie. Not since “Chicag…
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK POST

Post Script:

Dead Accounts

Working @ 59e59

Bare

 

Explicit: Yes

Music:

The Holiday Guys in Happy Merry Hanu-Mas
produced by Mike Croiter, Yellow Sound Label

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Peace On Earth by I. Fraser, L. Grossman & A. Kohan

 

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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.