FREESTYLE Extends, 59E59 Gets Shiek this Winter, LCT3’s HEADLANDS, the Hilty and Mueller Show! 24 HOUR PLAYS Gala, EVITA rehearsal vids, MERMAID rehearsal vids, and 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway vid
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1. FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Extends on Broadway
The improv show, which was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale, was originally scheduled to play Broadway at the Booth Theatre, but will now continue performances an extra week through January 12.
The show opened on October 2nd following a hit, sold-out run downtown.
It features a core nightly cast comprised of Andrew Bancroft, Arthur Lewis, Bill Sherman, Chris Sullivan, Veneziale, and Utkarsh Ambudkar, as well as a rotating roster of guest stars including Miranda, James Monroe Iglehart, Daveed Diggs, Chris Jackson, and many others.
2. 59E59 Announces Its 2020 Winter Season
59E59 Theaters unveiled its upcoming 2020 winter season yesterday with a slate that will include the Off-Broadway premiere of Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow’s musical WHISPER HOUSE, which will be produced by The Civilians. A haunting story of love, loss, and forgiveness directed by Civilians artistic director Steve Cosson, the musical is reportedly set in an eerie lighthouse on the remote coast of Maine at the height of World War II. There, a young Christopher begins to hear strange music seeping through the walls. Casting for that production will be announced soon.
The season kicks off in January with the return of Olivier Award-winning company Fishamble with its production of Eva O’Connor’s play MAZ AND BRICKS, previously seen in a critically acclaimed world premiere in Ireland.
Also part of the season will be works from The Hearth’s world premiere of Lily Akerman’s THE COMMONS, Articulate Theatre Company’s MR. TOOLE, Cary Glitter’s THE SABBATH GIRL, Happenstance’s BAROCOCO, and The Pond Theatre Company’s production of Melissa Bubnic’s BOYS WILL BE BOYS. Information and tickets are available through 59e59.org.
3. In Other News…
Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 Will Produce World Premiere of THE HEADLANDS
Megan Hilty and Jessie Mueller Will Join ‘Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway’ at The Town Hall
David Harbour, Patrick Wilson And More Join 19th Annual 24 HOUR PLAYS Gala
Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 will produce the world premiere of THE HEADLANDS by Christopher Chen, directed by Knud Adams. The new play will begin performances on February 8th for a February 24th opening and run for six weeks only through March 22nd at the Claire Tow Theater. THE HEADLANDS follows Henry, an amateur sleuth and true crime aficionado who sets out to solve the ultimate case: the unsolved murder of his father. Using his memories and the family stories he was told as a child growing up in San Francisco, Henry begins an investigation through a labyrinth of secrets and deceptions that leads him to question the sincerity of those closest to him. Leading the cast will be Aaron Yoo, Laura Kai Chen, Edward Chin-Lyn, Mahira Kakkar, Mia Katigbak, Henry Stram, and Johnny Wu.
Next up, two of Broadway’s leading ladies will join Seth Rudetsky at The Town Hall next month. Megan Hility and Jessie Mueller will participate in the Rudetsky’s BROADWAY series for the December 2nd concert. The series will also continue with Patina Miller on February 3rd and Brian Stokes Mitchell on April 13th. Tickets can be purchased at townhall.org.
Also yesterday, The 24 Hour Plays announced a new crop of participants for its 19th Annual Broadway Gala. David Harbour, Katherine McNamara, Patrick Wilson, Larry Owens, Dagma Dominczyk, Julie James, and more will participate in the event, which this year will honor Oscar winner Kathy Bates. The even will be held at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre in Times Square. This year’s gala will benefit the Lymphatic Education and Research Network, where Bates serves as a national spokesperson.
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