For the Newsies’ first anniversary on Broadway, we’ve taken matters into our own hands. We set up their own auditions for the role of Patrick’s Mother. Auditioning for the role are Laura Benanti, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Ann Harada, Alex Wyse, Kate Baldwin, and Jessica Phillips.
We review the all-new, all-American musical Hands on a Hardbody!
Not only do we like seeing Broadway shows, we also like reading books about Broadway! And we just finished reading Staged, the second book in Ruby Preston’s Broadway Trilogy. First of all, we have not read the first book, Showbiz. And while Staged works as a stand-alone book, it actually made us want to go back and read Showbiz. Plus, we’re now looking forward to the third book in the series!
Staged is a fun, quick read with the full-on soapy story Smash can’t decide if it wants to have. It’s full of references that theatre fans will feel smart knowing, plus a fun game of figuring out what the real life parallels are for some of the fictional elements Ruby has created — who could The Stewarts and The Rothsteins, two theatre-owning dynasties, actually be?! Not to mention a best friend character who is basically Roxie Red Tights.
So, if you want to read about the crazy, sexy life of a hot, young Broadway producer (and what we assume is Jennifer Ashley Tepper’s life), then pick up Staged. And while you’re at it, get Showbiz. We plan on reading it, and can’t wait for the final installment!
For more information on where to buy Ruby’s books, head to her website: www.rubypreston.com
We were invited to the press meet and greet for the cast of Lincoln Center’s new show The Nance! We got to talk to the entire cast: Nathan Lane, Jenni Barber, Andréa Burns, Cady Huffman, Mylinda Hull, Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Jonny Orsini, and Lewis J. Stadlen. Plus playwright Douglas Carter Beane! For more info on Lincoln Center Theatre, visit www.lct.org.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is on Broadway for the first time, but with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane! We fell in love all over again!