Friday, January 21, 2022

‘IT TOOK FOUR MEN AND A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO GET THE TIGER OFF HIM’: THE TRAGEDY OF VEGAS MAGICIANS SIEGFRIED AND ROY by Robert Shuman

(Alexi Duggins’s article appeared in the Guardian, 1/17; ‘No one has ever properly examined their story – or the attack – in depth’ … Siegried, left, and Roy onstage with one of …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 08:01PM
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

CATS will Pounce on Stage at Kravis Center by Sandi Durell

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will come to The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from February 8 – 13 as part of a new North American tour. Tickets …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 05:13PM
Monday, January 17, 2022

‘It took four men and a fire extinguisher to get the tiger off him’: the tragedy of Vegas magicians Siegfried and Roy by Alexi Duggins

Their exotic animal show was a Sin City sensation – until one of their white tigers attacked. But why were counter-terrorism police called? New podcast Wild Things tackles an enduring myst…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:42AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Ep68 – Benjamin Colley, Swing on the 2020 South Korea Production by Automatic Episode Import

"CATS is a lot of damp leotards." This episode features Benjamin Colley who was a swing on the 2020 Asian Tour in South Korea cover Rum Tum Tugger, Munkustrap, Old Deuteronomy, Gus, Bustophe…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 03:01AM
Thursday, January 6, 2022

‘I wanted to be a nuisance’: the riotous rise of Hull Truck by Mike Bradwell

From its origins 50 years ago in a clapped-out van and a house with broken furniture and feral cats, the theatre company won accolades and abuse in equal measure I moved to Hull in 1971 beca…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:18AM
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Broadway From A to Z: B by JK

Today, we continue our new series that is strictly to the letter. Broadway From A to Z, will look at the people, shows and history of The Great Bright Way! Obviously, with each entry, we'll…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:06AM
Friday, December 17, 2021

Back to the Jellicle Ball: 'Cats' leaps onto Fox Theatre stage by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Tayler Harris assumes iconic role in Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on T.S. Eliot poems.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:36AM
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Call Answered: Andy Gale: Director, Kathleen Turner's Finding My Voice by Adam Rothenberg

Andy Gale is a director, actor and vocal coach who has spent nearly 50 years in show business! He has directed various stage productions of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Audra…

SOURCE: Call Me Adam at 09:48PM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Ep56 – Charlie Gilbert: 10 Minute Interview by Automatic Episode Import

This dude came up with the idea for Assassins! He's also Josh's teacher from college. Oh, and don't forget to Venmo Josh $50k so he can get his cats a new set of boots. Produced by Alan Sea…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 11:01PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Tony-Nominated Composer Keith Herrmann Dies at 69 by Caitlin Moynihan

Keith Herrmann, the Tony-nominated composer of 1988's Romance/Romance, died on December 5. He was 69. Born in Brooklyn in March 1952, Herrmann has served as composer and musical director fo…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:42PM
Friday, December 3, 2021

Dog Show video and photos: What do humans have in common with canines? by Terri Paddock

At my last Christmas Q&A at the Pleasance Theatre, for sci-fi spoof Escape from Planet Trash way back in December 2019, Ginger Johnson shared a tantalising teaser about her idea for her …

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 12:25PM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Ep66 – Lynn Craig, Swing on US National Tour 5 by Automatic Episode Import

"They asked us what we knew about cats and why we were so excited to be there I got a little bit of attitude because I thought they were cats from space." This episode features Lynn Craig wh…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 03:02AM
Monday, November 29, 2021

Nicole Scherzinger on 'Adding Her Own Flavor' to the Role of Grace Farrell on Annie Live! by Caitlin Moynihan

Grammy and Olivier Award nominee Nicole Scherzinger is getting ready to learn about the hard knock life as Grace Farrell in the upcoming Annie Live! on NBC. The live musical is set to air on…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:03PM

Geoffrey Johnson, Tony-Honored Casting Director of Cats, Les Misérables, Phantom, More, Dies at 91 by Ryan McPhee

Mr. Johnson’s theatrical career also included turns as an actor and stage manager.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:35PM

Geoffrey Johnson, Acclaimed Broadway Casting Director, Dead at 91 by Caitlin Moynihan

Geoffrey Johnson, the acclaimed casting director of over 90 Broadway productions including Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Dreamgirls, Miss Saigon and more, died on November…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:42PM
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Geoffrey Johnson Dies: Tony Award-Winning Casting Director For ‘Cats’ And ‘Les Miserables’ Was 91 by Bruce Haring

Geoffrey Johnson, whose Johnson-Liff Casting was behind the roles for Cats, Les Miserables, and Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s three longest-running shows, died Friday, Nov. 26. He was…

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:52PM

Geoffrey Johnson, Casting Director of ‘Cats’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ Dies at 91 by Brent Lang

Geoffrey Johnson, the casting director for “Cats” and “Les Miserables,” died Friday in New York City at the age of 91, Variety has confirmed. The cause was respiratory failure. In …

SOURCE: Variety at 12:34PM
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Eight big cats at St. Louis Zoo test positive for coronavirus by Taylor Tiamoyo Harris St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A full recovery is expected, and only a few cats showed any signs of illness, zoo officials said. Vaccinations are now underway at the zoo.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:42AM
Friday, November 12, 2021

Review: Preparedness at HERE by Loren Noveck

Hilary Miller and the Bushwick Starr present an incisive, if not groundbreaking, black comedy about workplace violence and robot cats. Loren Noveck reviews. The post Review: Preparedness at…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 08:07PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Review: An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre (1900-1950) by Trevor Boffone

The Boy Friend. Oliver!. Cats. Blood Brothers. The Phantom of the Opera. Les Miserables. Billy Elliot. Matilda. If British musical theatre conjures images of whiteness, this is not by chance…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 04:04AM
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Ep64 – Joshua Burrage, Swing on 2016 Broadway Revival by Automatic Episode Import

"Alonzo is the Rob Kardashian of CATS." This episode features Joshua Burrage who was a swing in the

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 03:01AM
Friday, October 22, 2021

Video: First Look at the New Company of CATS On Tour

Get your first look at the North American tour of CATS. The new production officially opened at RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY and will visit more than 50 cities in the 202…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:28PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Trans Casting, New Projects, and His "Only Enjoyable Experience" With the Cats FIlm by Hayley Levitt

Webber was interviewed by Gordon Cox at Variety's annual Legit! The Return to Broadway event.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Photos: First Look at the New Company of CATS On Tour

Get your first look at the North American tour of CATS. The new production officially opened at RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY and will visit more than 50 cities in the 202…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:47PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber Says Writing a Song With Taylor Swift Was the Only Enjoyable Part of ‘Cats’ Movie by Rebecca Rubin

Andrew Lloyd Webber has made no secret of his distain for Hollywood’s movie adaptation of his long-running musical “Cats.” Though the cinematic version offered up the rarity of A-list …

SOURCE: Variety at 04:35PM
Monday, October 11, 2021

10 of the Most Helpful Books That Will Make You a Better Theatre Teacher by Performerstuff

10 of the Most Helpful Books That Will Make You a Better Theatre Teacher Written by Tiffany Wilkie October 11, 2021 Looking for books for your theatre classroom that are guaranteed to m…

SOURCE: performerstuff.com at 04:36PM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Celebrate Over 35 Years of Jellicle Cats on Broadway by Playbill Staff

The original production opened at the Winter Garden October 7, 1982.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:23PM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber on Broadway’s Reopening, ‘Cinderella’ and Why the ‘Cats’ Movie Caused Him to Buy a Dog by Brent Lang

Ever since the chandelier first crashed in thunderous fashion, “The Phantom of the Opera” has been a fixture of Broadway, becoming as iconic a symbol of theatergoing as the celebrity car…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Monday, October 4, 2021

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction 2021 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Fans gleefully filled the streets of New York City’s famed Theater District, coming together in celebration and rejuvenation at the 35th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, produc…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:03PM

Betty Buckley Responds to Report that 'Memory' Was Used to Calm Trump During Emotional Fits

In Stephanie Grisham's new tell-all book about her life in the Trump White House, the former press secretary shares an anecdote that in order to quell his rampant fits of rage, aides would …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:03AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Jellicle Ball is Back! Cats Tour Announces Cast and Dates by Caitlin Moynihan

Audiences across the country are invited to the Jellicle Ball! The national touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats has resumed performances at RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre in Roches…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:48PM

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