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THE UNDERSTUDY’s Gosselaar Kirk on Fox 5 “Good Day NY” 11/19

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

THE UNDERSTUDY’s

 

MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR & JUSTIN KIRK

will be live in-studio at

FOX 5’s “Good Day NY”

Thursday, November 19th between 8:30-9:00am

Channel 5

 

“A RAZOR-SHARP COMEDY!”  – Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

 

“Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk & Julie White are a thoroughly excellent trio.”

– Dan Kois, New York Magazine

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to present the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT’s “Raising the Bar”) as “Jake”,  Justin Kirk (Showtime’s “Weeds”) as “Harry” and Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”.

 

The Understudy opened officially on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  The limited engagement has been extended through January 17th, 2010.

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

 

Box office heroes and washed-up has-beens take heed: the play’s almost the thing. In this bitingly witty and entertaining comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius), the lights of Broadway cast an affectionate glow over this look at one of the most notorious roles in the theatre: the understudy.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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BYE BYE BIRDIE’s John Stamos on “Jimmy Kimmel” & “The View” this week

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

BYE BYE BIRDIE

star John Stamos

will be featured on TV this week

 

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

On Tuesday, November 17th

Between 12:05AM – 1:05AM on channel 7

 

ABC’s “The View”

On Thursday, November 19th

Between 11:00AM – 12:00PM on channel 7

 

“The elastic John Stamos is a worthy successor to Dick Van Dyke.”

– John Simon, Bloomberg

 

 

John Stamos, star of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Bye Bye Birdie, will appear on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tomorrow between 12:05AM-1:05AM on channel 7 and “The View” on Thursday, November 19th between 11:00AM – 12:00PM on channel 7.

 

Bye Bye Birdie stars John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Nolan Gerard Funk as “Conrad Birdie.”  The cast also features Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson), Dee Hoty (Mrs. MacAfee), Matt Doyle (Hugo Peabody), Neil McCaffrey (Randolph MacAfee) & Allie Trimm (Kim MacAfee). Bye Bye Birdie is directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom with a book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams.

 

Bye Bye Birdie is the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller’s Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) it will open officially on Thursday, October 15th, 2009.  This will be a limited engagement through April 25th, 2010.

 

In Bye Bye Birdie, the exuberant rock n’ roll musical comedy, it’s 1960 and hip-swingin’ teen idol superstar Conrad Birdie (Funk) has been drafted into the army.   Birdie’s manager Albert (Stamos) and his secretary Rosie (Gershon) have cooked up a plan to send him off with a swell new song and one last kiss from a lucky teenage fan… on “The Ed Sullivan Show”! 

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available online at www.byebyebirdieonbroadway.com or by phone at (212)239-6200.  Ticket prices range from $86.50 – $136.50.  To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Bye Bye Birdie plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM. 

   

 

 

www.byebyebirdieonbroadway.com

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

 

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WISHFUL DRINKING star Carrie Fisher on Today Show 11/17

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

WISHFUL DRINKING

 

Creator & Star 

Carrie Fisher

will be featured on

 

NBC’s “Today Show”

 

Tuesday, November 17th between 10:00-11:00AM  

on Channel 4

 

“Extremely funny full-frontal confession. You’re going to like it. A Lot.” 

– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

“Winning and Hilarious! Carrie Fisher is witty, likable, acerbic, clever and wryly forthcoming about the warped reality of life in the celebrity bubble.” – David Rooney, Variety

 

 

Carrie Fisher, star of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Wishful Drinking, will be live in studio Tuesday, November 17th on NBC’s “Today Show” between 10:00-11:00AM on channel 4.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Jonathan Reinis, Jamie Cesa, Eva Price & Berkeley Repertory Theatre, is proud to present the Broadway premiere production of Wishful Drinking, created and performed by Carrie Fisher and directed by Tony Taccone at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th St).  

 

Wishful Drinking opened officially on Sunday, October 4th, 2009. The limited engagement has been extended through January 17th, 2010.

 

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher recounts the true and intoxicating tale of her life as a Hollywood legend, told with the same wry wit she poured into bestsellers like Postcards from the Edge. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher became a cultural icon when she starred as “Princess Leia” in the first Star Wars trilogy at 19 years old. Forever changed, Carrie’s life did not stay picture perfect.  Fisher is the life of the party in this uproarious and sobering look at her Hollywood hangover.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 and online at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Through January 3, 2010: Wishful Drinking will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.  Beginning January 6, 2010Wishful Drinking will play Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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Roundabout’s Education program featured on WABC “Viewpoint” on 11/15

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY’s

 

Education Director

Greg McCaslin

and

Composer

Adam Gwon

 

will be featured on

WABC-TV “Viewpoint”

on Sunday, November 15th at 5:30AM

on Channel 7

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Education Director Greg McCaslin and Composer Adam Gwon will be featured on WABC’s “Viewpoint” on Sunday, November 15th at 5:30AM. Tune in to learn about the Roundabout’s Education program and mission over the past year.

 

The interview will be available on 7online.com following the broadcast airdate.

Direct link: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news&id=6587507

 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2009-2010 season includes Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie, starring Sienna Miller & Jonny Lee Miller, directed by Mark Brokaw; Michael Stewart, Lee Adams and Charles Strouse’s Bye Bye Birdie, starring John Stamos, Gina Gershon, Bill Irwin & Nolan Gerard Funk, directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom; Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking, directed by Tony Taccone; Theresa Rebeck’s The Understudy, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk and Julie White, directed by Scott Ellis; Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days, directed by Marc Bruni; Noël Coward’s Present Laughter starring Victor Garber, directed by Nicholas Martin; Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sondheim on Sondheim starring Barbara Cook and Vanessa Williams, and Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, directed by Gordon Edelstein. Roundabout’s sold out production of The 39 Steps made its second Broadway transfer to the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 21, 2009.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the shows respective box offices.

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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God of Carnage star Jimmy Smits on Regis and Kelly 11/13

“GOD OF CARNAGE” STAR JIMMY SMITS

TO APPEAR ON “LIVE WITH REGIS & KELLY”

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

 

Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Jimmy Smits, who will star in the hit Broadway comedy GOD OF CARNAGE, will appear on “Live with Regis & Kelly” this Friday, November 13.  “Live with Regis & Kelly” airs in the New York area on WABC-TV at 9:00am.  Check local listings for times outside the New York tri-state area.

 

Jimmy Smits, will star as ‘Alan’ in GOD OF CARNAGE, along with Christine Lahti as ‘Veronica,’ Annie Potts as ‘Annette’ and Ken Stott as ‘Michael.’  The new cast begins performances Tuesday, November 17 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). 

 

After receiving rave reviews in London, GOD OF CARNAGE opened on Broadway March 22, 2009 to unanimous praise.  The Yasmina Reza comedy won the Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play (Matthew Warchus). GOD OF CARNAGE also won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

 

GOD OF CARNAGE is a comedy of manners without the manners.  The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it.

 

GOD OF CARNAGE reunites the creative team that staged the Tony Award-winning Best Play, Art. Designed by Mark Thompson (sets and costumes), with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker & Chris Cronin, the play has music by Gary Yershon.

 

Stott is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association.  The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

 

Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com or in person at the Jacobs Theatre box office, 242 West 45th Street.  Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm.

Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $121.50.

 

The performance schedule for GOD OF CARNAGE is Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm.  Please note that on Thursday, November 26 there will not be a performance and on Friday, November 27, there will be a 2:00pm performance.

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www.GodOfCarnage.com 

 

 

MTC’s “The Royal Family” To Be Featured on “Theater Talk”

MTC’S

THE ROYAL FAMILY

TO BE FEATURED ON “THEATER TALK”

 

JOHN GLOVER & TONY ROBERTS TO BE FEATURED ON NEW EPISODE

PREMIERING ON CHANNEL 13 LATE FRIDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 13

 

Manhattan Theatre Club’s hit production of THE ROYAL FAMILY, written by theatre legends George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, will be featured on this weekend’s episode of “Theater Talk.”

 

The episode, which premieres 1 AM late Friday night, November 13 on Channel 13, will feature THE ROYAL FAMILY cast members John Glover and Tony Roberts. The episode will also include playwright Paul Rudnick, New York Times theatre critic Charles Isherwood, and hosts Susan Haskins and Michael Riedel offering an appreciation of THE ROYAL FAMILY co-writer George S. Kaufman.

 

The episode will subsequently air on CUNY-TV (Ch. 75 on Time Warner Cable), Saturday, November 14 at 8:30 PM; Sunday, November 15 at 12:30 PM; and Monday, November 16 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM.

 

Tickets for the acclaimed production of THE ROYAL FAMILY are on sale through Sunday, December 13 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) where the production has been extended twice.

 

In addition to Glover and Roberts, the cast of THE ROYAL FAMILY features “Saturday Night Live” alum Ana Gasteyer (Kitty Dean), Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee Rosemary Harris (Fanny Cavendish), Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Jan Maxwell (Julie Cavendish), Broadway veteran Larry Pine (Gilbert Marshall), and Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award nominee Reg Rogers (Tony Cavendish). They are joined by Freddy Arsenault (Perry Stewart), Kelli Barrett (Gwen Cavendish), Caroline Stefanie Clay (Della), Rufus Collins (McDermott, Gunga), David Greenspan (Jo), Anthony Newfield (Chauffeur), Henny Russell (Miss Peake), Cat Walleck (Hallboy), and John Wernke (Hallboy).

 

Follow a famous family of stage stars as they go about the drama of the day: choosing scripts, dashing off to performances, stealing kisses from handsome beaus. But what’s this business about the youngest diva wanting to quit the stage for domestic bliss? Never, darling! 

 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR THE ROYAL FAMILY

  • Single tickets to THE ROYAL FAMILY are available via www.Telecharge.com; by telephone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 if outside the NY metro area; and at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue).
  • THE ROYAL FAMILY tickets range in price from $57.00-$111.00. 

 

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www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com

Follow MTC on Twitter: @MTC_NYC or on Facebook.

Maks Chmerkovskiy of Broadway’s BURN THE FLOOR on MTV’s “It’s on with Alexa Chung” tomorrow Thu Nov 12

MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY OF 

BROADWAY’S BURN THE FLOOR

on  

MTV’S “IT’S ON WITH ALEXA CHUNG” THU NOV 12 AT 3:30 PM

 

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who returns to Broadway’s dance hit BURN THE FLOOR on November 27, will be a guest on MTV’s “It’s On with Alexa Chung” today, Thu Nov 12 at 3:30 PM.  Maks made his Broadway debut with the show in August and returns this month, partnered with Kym Johnson.

 

BURN THE FLOOR was the first Broadway show of the new season.  After opening in August and breaking box office records at the Longacre Theatre, the show announced its extension to January 10, 2010.

 

The NY Daily News called it “Athletic, sensual and rocket-fueled.”  Bloomberg.com called “Utterly theatrical” and NY 1 TV called it “Hot, hot, hot. Pulse pounding choreography.  A two hour adrenaline rush featuring some of the best and best-looking ballroom dancers in the world.”

 

BURN THE FLOOR plays at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre, 220 West 48 Street. The show has broken box office records at the Longacre Theatre and has extended its limited run to January 10, 2010.

 

www.burnthefloor.com 

 

www.twitter.com/officialbtf

 

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STOMP on “The Tomorrow Show with Mo Rocca” on www.cbs.com

STOMP

ON http://www.CBS.com’s

TOMORROW SHOW WITH MO ROCCA

 CLICK HERE TO WATCH

STOMP, the international sensation, is currently featured on www.CBS.com’s weekly webcast, “The Tomorrow Show with Mo Rocca.” Mo visits with the company of the long running sensation for a segment on “the future of noise.”

STOMP has made its unique presence known on cuts on Quincy Jones’ CD Q’s Jook Joint (receiving a Grammy nomination) and in a unique collaboration on the Latin Grammys with the award-winning band Calle 13. 

Its international engagements have included Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, South Africa, Israel, Palestine, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Germany, Poland, Bahrain, and The Acropolis in Athens, Greece.  STOMP is the winner of an Olivier Award for Best Choreography (London’s Tony Award); an Obie Award; a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience, and a Special Citation from Best Plays.

Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP is currently playing in New York, London’s West End, on North American and European tours.   In addition to the stage shows, STOMP has been an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards, an Academy Award nomination, four Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award for their acclaimed HBO special Stomp Out Loud, noteworthy TV appearances ranging from The Academy Awards (produced by Quincy Jones) to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and a series of award-winning international commercials. 

Visit www.stomponline.com for US information and www.stomp.co.uk for news on the London and European companies.  The Orpheum Theatre is located at 126 Second Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets.   Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com (212 307 4100) or the box office (212  477 2477).