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Cast Announced for BROADWAY BOUND at Mariemont Players

mpi_logoMariemont Players is excited to announce the cast of our November show, Neil Simon’s BROADWAY BOUND.

The cast includes:

  • Kate Jerome: Linda Callahan
  • Jack Jerome: Fred Murrell
  • Ben Epstein: Arny Stoller
  • Eugene Morris Jerome: Jake Hart
  • Stanley Jerome: Tanner McDole
  • Blanche Morton: Peggy S. Allen

Part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed semi-autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene Jerome and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with family tensions, parental pressures, and maybe even…love? When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, some things about the family portrayed in the sketch seem very familiar…

BROADWAY BOUND is directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn.

Performance Dates: November 8-24

For tickets, call Betsy at 513-684-1236 or visit www.mariemontplayers.com!

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SAVE A SOUL, SAVE THE WORLD and GRADMA ROZI Run Aug. 20-22

KP_Double Feature logoSAVE A SOUL, SAVE THE WORLD and GRADMA ROZI
Kivie Productions
Aug. 20-22
Aronoff Center Fifth-Third Bank Theatre [Downtown]

SAVE A SOUL, SAVE THE WORLD
Written and directed by Kalman Kivkovich

Cast: Alan Kootsher as Mosheh/Mioshe, Nik Pajic as Moti, Dennis Blom as Yossef/Tadek, Michael Loos as Nazi Man & Raine Mari as Little Mottel

A Jewish Orthodox teenager with his strong determination to save another young life earns himself a new beginning. The story is set in 1965 in Israel and 1943 in the Ghetto of Nazi-Occupied Sosnowiec, Poland.

GRADMA ROZI
Written and directed by Kalman Kivkovich

Cast: Chessie Vigran as Grandma Rozi, Jeremy Spitzig as Rami & Elizabeth Hickerson as Nomi

An eccentric Israeli grandmother makes a difference in her grandson’s life.
Set in present time in Israel.

  • Tue-Thu, Aug. 20-22 at 7:30pm

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Auditions Announced for GENDER BENDER REVUE at Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoAfter back-to-back sold out years, the GENDER BENDER REVUE returns to the Mason Community Players!

We are looking for a diverse group of performers from all over the Greater Cincinnati area. Join us for a rare opportunity to perform pieces like they’ve never been done before – this is your chance to perform a song, dance, or spoken word traditionally performed by another gender.

Monday, July 29th 7pm-9pm
Tuesday, July 30th 7pm- 9pm

Theater 42 – 2752 US-42, Lebanon, OH 45036

Sign up at https://signup.com/go/XZnGbvQ for an audition time. Walk-ins are also welcome.

We are also encouraging and accepting video auditions. Please send your video to bonnie.emmer@gmail.com by 9pm on Tuesday, July 30th.

What to prepare:

  • Singers: Bring 32 bars of a Broadway-style song that best shows your abilities. Accompaniment will be available – pre-recorded tracks and acapella auditions are also accepted.
  • Actors: Bring a prepared 1-minute monologue.

You are encouraged to bring a piece that you would like to perform in the actual show. If you are unsure what you’d like to perform, bring whatever song / monologue best shows your abilities. If you only want to be considered for musical numbers, you do not need to prepare a monologue.

Rehearsals:
Performers should expect 2-3 rehearsals per week (except tech week) and the rehearsal schedule will be built as much as possible around each performer’s conflicts.

Performance Information:
Friday, October 18th @ 8pm
Saturday, October 19th @ 8pm
Sunday, October 20th @2pm
More details on the performances (and after party!) to come.

Questions: Contact bonnie.emmer@gmail.com

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The Carnegie Theatre Season Opens With Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT

TC_American Idiot Preview

Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Playing Weekends August 10-25

(COVINGTON, KY) – Are you an American Idiot? Or the Jesus of Suburbia? Do you just want to wake up when September ends? Then get your tickets to see Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT, weekends, August 10-25 at The Carnegie.

The Carnegie’s 2019-20 theatre season kicks off with this two-time Tony Award-winning musical, based on the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album of the same name. The high-energy rock opera follows three disaffected young men living in suburbia, who have dreams of a different life in the city. They embark on their big move, only to find their friendships breaking down over family responsibilities, military enlistment, and the allure of drug abuse. Each young man must make peace with the circumstances of his life to find his way back home and to the friends he left behind.

“We wanted to start the 2019-20 season with something big, and Green Day fits the bill,” said Maggie Perrino. “’American Idiot’ is a cultural icon of the early 2000s, and the music captures the angst and struggle of a generation.”

The rock opera features all of the songs from the “American Idiot” album, as well as others from Green Day. The hits include “American Idiot,” “Holiday,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Give me Novacaine,” “21 Guns,” and “Wake Me up When September Ends.”

Performances of Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT run weekends August 10-25, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $32, $29 for Carnegie Members and ArtsPass Members, $25 for students. Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday-Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940, or online at www.thecarnegie.com. Patrons seeking group or student tickets should call to make arrangements. 

CONTENT ADVISORY:  Production includes adult themes and language. Not appropriate for children under 13. 

Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. http://www.MTIShows.com. 

The Carnegie’s 2019-20 Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support comes from the Kentucky Department of Tourism. 

Performer Sponsor: Intrinzic
Music Sponsor: Phil Nuxhall 

ABOUT THE CARNEGIE:
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from ArtsWave, Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation.

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CAST LIST:

  • Johnny – Frankie Chuter
  • Tunny – Ethan Brooks Baker
  • Will – Robert Breslin
  • St. Jimmy – Maddie Vaughn
  • Whatsername – Hannah Gregory
  • Heather – Chandler Bates
  • Extraordinary Girl – Makenzie Ruff
  • Favorite Son/Ensemble – Logan Weinfurtner
  • Ensemble – Arlanders Milan, Jack Walz, Ashley Olivia Morton, Sarah Willis, Jules Shumate

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Director/Choreographer – Maggie Perrino
  • Music Director – Danny Manning
  • Assistant Director – Farley Norman
  • Stage Manager – Carissa Gandenberger

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Broadway’s Tony Award-Winning “Must See Musical” (NPR) COME FROM AWAY is on Sale Tomorrow

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First North American Tour of COME FROM AWAY. Megan McGinnis, Emily Walton, Becky Gulsvig, Christine Toy Johnson, Julie Johnson & Daniele K. Thomas. Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018.

Broadway in Cincinnati is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Cincinnati debut at the Aronoff Center for a limited engagement September 17 – 29. COME FROM AWAY tickets will go on sale Friday, July 19 at 9:00AM.

To purchase tickets, visit the Aronoff Center box office (downtown at 650 Walnut Street), CincinnatiArts.org, or call 513.621.ARTS. Ticket prices start at $31.  Performance dates & times are: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information on additional shows in the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati season presented by TriHealth please visit BroadwayInCincinnati.com.

The touring production of COME FROM AWAY will star Kevin Carolan (Disney’s Newsies), Harter Clingman (Peter and The Starcatcher), Nick Duckart (In the Heights), Chamblee Ferguson, Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock the Musical), Julie Johnson (Memphis), Christine Toy Johnson (The Music Man), James Earl Jones II (The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess), Megan McGinnis (Les Misérables), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific), Danielle K. Thomas(Avenue Q), Emily Walton (August Osage County), Marika Aubrey, Jane Bunting, Michael Brian Dunn, Julie Garnyé, Adam Halpin and Aaron Michael Ray. 

With a book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award nominees Irene Sankoff & David HeinCOME FROM AWAY is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away), musical staging by two-time Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away, Rocky), with music supervision by Grammy nominee Ian Eisendrath (Come From Away), scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One), costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James (Jelly’s Last Jam), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Hamilton), sound design by Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen (End of the Rainbow), orchestrations by Tony nominee August Eriksmoen (Bright Star), music arrangements by Grammy nominee Ian Eisendrath and casting by Telsey + Company.

COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped.  On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically acclaimed world premiere engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, COME FROM AWAY landed on the “Best Theater of 2015” lists in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune, and Times of San Diego. Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times called the show “An affecting, stirring and unpretentious new musical.  Christopher Ashley’s production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil,” and Bob Verini of Variety raved, “Superb! Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit.”

COME FROM AWAY began performances on Broadway on February 18, 2017 and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), and continues to play to standing-room- only audiences.

The Tony Award-winning musical launched a second company in Canada with a sold out four-week engagement in Winnipeg and is currently playing to standing-room-only audiences in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.

The Mark Gordon Company will produce and finance a feature film adaptation of COME FROM AWAY. Two-time Tony Award nominees, Grammy nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award winners Irene Sankoff and David Hein, who wrote the book, music and lyrics, will adapt the feature screenplay for the project and Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley will direct. MGC’s Mark Gordon will produce.

A “Best Musical” winner all across North America, the smash hit musical has won the Tony Award for “Best Direction of a Musical” (Christopher Ashley), 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical,” 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding Musical,” 4 Helen Hayes Awards (D.C.) including “Outstanding Production of a Musical,” 4 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including “Excellence in Production of a Musical,” 6 San Diego Critics Circle Awards including “Outstanding New Musical,” 3 Toronto Theatre Critics Awards including “Best New Musical,” 3 Dora Awards (Toronto) including “Outstanding New Musical/Opera” and “Outstanding Production,” and the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award (Toronto).

COME FROM AWAY is produced by Junkyard Dog Productions (Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost), Jerry Frankel, Latitude Link, Smith & Brant Theatricals, Steve & Paula Reynolds, David Mirvish, Michael Rubinoff, Alhadeff Productions, Michael Alden & Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Sam Levy, Rodney Rigby, Spencer Ross, Richard Winkler, Yonge Street Theatricals, Sheridan College, Michael & Ellise Coit, Ronald Frankel, Sheri & Les Biller, Richard Belkin, Gary & Marlene Cohen, Allan Detsky & Rena Mendelson, Lauren Doll, Barbara H. Freitag, Wendy Gillespie, Laura Little Theatricals, Carl & Jennifer Pasbjerg, Radio Mouse Entertainment, The Shubert Organization, Cynthia Stroum, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Gwen Arment/Molly Morris & Terry McNicholas, Maureen & Joel Benoliel/Marjorie & Ron Danz, Pamela Cooper/Corey Brunish, Demos Bizar/Square 1 Theatrics, Joshua Goodman/Lauren Stevens, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Bill & Linda Potter/Rosemary & Kenneth Willman, and La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre.

COME FROM AWAY was originally co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theater.  COME FROM AWAY (NAMT Festival 2013) was originally developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Michael Rubinoff Producer, Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and was further developed at Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, in East Haddam, CT.  The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, Steve and Paula Reynolds and The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle WA also provided development support.

Please visit: www.ComeFromAway.com

Connect with COME FROM AWAY

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComeFromAway/

Twitter: @Wecomefromaway

Instagram: @Wecomefromaway

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Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth is committed to bringing the very best of Broadway to the Tri-State, presenting touring Broadway plays and musicals in Cincinnati since 1987. For over twenty years, Broadway in Cincinnati has presented all shows at the Aronoff Center.  The Broadway in Cincinnati series brings more than 185,000 people downtown to the Aronoff Center each year, and contributes an average of $30 million to the local economy each season. Broadway in Cincinnati is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and The Broadway League. Fifth Third Bank is the sponsor of the Cincinnati 19/20 Season and the season is presented by TriHealth.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 11-time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Million Dollar Quartet, On Your Feet!, The Producers, School of Rock and Waitress. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

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