Friday, April 12, 2024

Step Right Up! Backstage at WATER FOR ELEPHANTS with Isabelle McCalla, Episode 6 by Broadway.com

In the sixth episode of Step Right Up!, it's a chaotic free-for-all featuring a bonanza of dialects, actors dodging "Izzy's little TV show" and a dreamed up crossover between WATER FOR ELEPH…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:06PM

Step Right Up with Water for Elephants’ Isabelle McCalla, Episode 6: What If Marlena Were on Love Island? by Hayley Levitt

Isabelle McCalla has been flying high at the Imperial Theatre where she stars—and trapezes—as Marlena in the new Broadway musical Water for Elephants. Now, she's giving audiences an in…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:06PM
Thursday, April 11, 2024

Interview: WATER FOR ELEPHANTS' Shana Carroll is Bringing Circus to Broadway

Read BroadwayWorld's exclusive interview with Shana Carroll, the co-choreographer and circus designer for Water for Elephants on Broadway. Learn about how the worlds of theatre and circus ca…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:24AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Hear From Ingrid Michaelson, Jordan Fisher and More on THE BROADWAY SHOW by Broadway.com

The Broadway Show is the only nationally syndicated weekly theater television series. The program features Broadway’s biggest stars, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes access both …

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:48AM

Broadway Who's Who: Gregg Edelman by JK

Gregg Edelman is one of an increasingly rare breed - the working Broadway actor. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he's really done it all: ensemble work, supporting roles, leading ro…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:36AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS' Ryan Steele Assaulted While Walking Dog in NYC

Water for Elephants ensemble member Ryan Steele was struck in the head multiple times while walking his dog in New York City today. He took to Instagram urging others to stay safe.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:18PM
Monday, April 8, 2024

Water for Elephants by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Playwright/bookwriter Rick Elice has written the greatest jukebox musical (so far) in his 2005 Jersey Boys. In his adaptation of Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel Water for Elephants, he may …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:36PM

Water for Elephants is a Creative Feat by Barry Gordin

By: Iris Wiener April 10, 2024: Novel adaptations are hit (Wicked) or miss (The Notebook anyone?), but Water for Elephants falls somewhere in between. This show begs the question, “C…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 06:38PM

Forbidden Broadway Will Make Its Broadway Debut Sooner Than Expected by Darryn King

The Broadway-spoofing revue Forbidden Broadway will make its previously reported Broadway debut sooner than expected. Forbidden Broadway on Broadway: Merrily We Stole a Song, directed by cre…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:18PM
Friday, April 5, 2024

Step Right Up! Backstage at WATER FOR ELEPHANTS with Isabelle McCalla, Episode 5 by Broadway.com

In episode five of Step Right Up, the cast of Water for Elephants heads to the recording studio to make a Broadway cast album. Get the ultimate first listen from inside the booth with McCall…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Step Right Up with Water for Elephants’ Isabelle McCalla, Episode 5: Making a Cast Album and Celebrating Beyoncé by Hayley Levitt

Isabelle McCalla has been flying high at the Imperial Theatre where she stars—and trapezes—as Marlena in the new Broadway musical Water for Elephants. Now, she's giving audiences an in…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:06PM

Broadway Games: The Twenty-One 23-24 Musicals by JK

The 2023-2024 Broadway season certainly has been one for the record books for musical lovers! Barring another last-minute surprise, there have been an impressive number of new musicals and m…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:36AM
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Jessica Stone (‘Water for Elephants’ director) on fusing musical theatre and circus: ‘Once you’re dealing with memory, it doesn’t have to be by Sam Eckmann

Director Jessica Stone knew that her stage adaptation of “Water for Elephants” needed to have its own distinct voice given that audiences already experienced the 2006 novel and a 2011 fi…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 03:00PM

Water for Elephants Circus Designer Shana Carroll Explains the Trick of Fusing Two Art Forms on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

Musical theater and circus are not as effortlessly compatible art forms as Broadway's Water for Elephants makes it seem. It takes a huge amount of skill and an eye for the right talent to …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:02PM

Broadway Review: “Water for Elephants” at the Imperial Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

When does “life” begin? Depending upon one’s religious beliefs, or scientific beliefs, or social media threads, the answer to the question is different. Does “life” begin at concep…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:36AM

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Circus Designer and Co-Choreographer Shana Carroll Takes Us Under the Big Top by Broadway.com

Correspondent Perry Sook takes audiences inside WATER FOR ELEPHANTS with circus designer and co-choreographer Shana Carroll. Get tickets to WATER FOR ELEPHANTS: https://www.broadway.com/sh…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:06AM

REVIEW: Water For Elephants, Imperial Theatre Broadway ✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews new musical Water For Elephants now playing at Broadway's Imperial Theatre. This post REVIEW: Water For Elephants, Imperial Theatre Broadway ✭✭✭ firs…

SOURCE: britishtheatre.com at 05:30AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Hear From Rachel McAdams, Amy Ryan, Betsy Wolfe and More on The Broadway Show! by Broadway.com

The Broadway Show is the only nationally syndicated weekly theater television series. The program features Broadway’s biggest stars, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes access both …

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:24AM
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Water For Elephants *** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg April 4, 2024: Known for their crafty storytelling, and several albums, Pigpen Theatre Co.’s new musical, Water for Elephants, is an adaptation of Sarah Gruen’s titul…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 05:03PM

Photos: Grant Gustin Throws First Pitch at Mets vs. Tigers Game

See photos of the cast of Water for Elephants at the Mets game.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:06PM

Isabelle McCalla (‘Water for Elephants’) on finding ‘moments of connection’ between musical theater and circus [Exclusive Video Interview] by Sam Eckmann

Isabelle McCalla is an expertly trained dancer, but had no experience in any type of acrobatic arts before taking on her latest role. “I was in gymnastics class for a month when I was seve…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 03:00PM
Monday, April 1, 2024

Theater Reviews: Broadway Taps the Bookshelf — Musicals Based on “The Notebook” and “Water for Elephants” by Christopher Caggiano

Two new musicals attempt to capture the magic of two beloved books. With mixed success ...

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:54AM
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Water for Elephants by Elyse Trevers

I was 14 years old when i went to the circus for the first time. I don’t recollect any of the acts, but I can remember the sideshow and even bought a souvenir ‘giant’ size ring. Overal…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 07:43PM

This Week on Broadway for March 31, 2024: The Who’s Tommy by James Marino

(l-r) John Ambrosino (Uncle Ernie), Bobby Conte (Cousin Kevin), Ali Louis Bourzgui (Tommy),Alison Luff (Mrs. Walker), Adam Jacobs (Captain Walker) and the company of THE WHO’S TOMMY Photo …

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 04:00PM

Water For Elephants **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons March 31, 2024: In a theater season that has been rather sedate, the new musical, Water for Elephants comes as a welcome shot in the arm. Like so many other recent …

SOURCE: theaterlife at 12:26PM

Water For Elephants ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter March 30, 2024: Pop quiz: two recently opened Broadway musicals include the following: 1) a heartwarming story in which an elderly man, living in a facility, has good…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 09:16AM
Friday, March 29, 2024

Water For Elephants – The Musical by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Carol Rocamora . . . .  When was the last time you shed tears of joy upon seeing an elephant? It happened to me at last Wednesday’s matinee when a life-sized one named R…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 07:34PM

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS at the The Imperial Theatre on West 45th Street by Richard Seff

This elaborately titled musical is based on a novel of the same name by Sara Gruen which was a best seller and served as the source of a film with Reese Witherspoon and others. It’s now be…

SOURCE: onandoffbroadwaytheaterreviews.com at 04:48PM

Step Right Up: Backstage at WATER FOR ELEPHANTS with Isabelle McCalla, Episode 4 by Broadway.com

Episode four of Step Right Up! is all about opening night, with Isabelle McCalla capturing every step of the dreamy festivities—from her impromptu morning dance party to her evening sessio…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Step Right Up with Water for Elephants’ Isabelle McCalla, Episode 4: Opening Night on Broadway! by Hayley Levitt

Isabelle McCalla has been flying high at the Imperial Theatre where she stars—and trapezes—as Marlena in the new Broadway musical Water for Elephants. Now, she's giving audiences an in…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:02AM

Watch These Exclusive Performances From Teeth, Water for Elephants, and The Outsiders by Molly Higgins

Playbill's recent video series featured performances from Alyse Alan Louis and Jason Gotay, PigPen Theatre Co., and Joshua Boone.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards