Roundabout Theatre Company announces full casting for the Roundabout Underground world premiere of Exception to the Rule by Dave Harris, directed by Roundabout Resident Director Miranda Haymon. The cast includes MaYaa Boateng as “Erika,” Malik Childs as “Tommy,” Mister Fitzgerald as “Abdul,” Toney Goins as “Dayrin,” Amandla Jahava as “Mikayla,” and Claudia Logan as “Dasani.” Exception to the Rule begins preview performances on Thursday, April 28, 2022 and opens officially on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 26, 2022. www.roundabouttheatre.org
The complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Here There Be Dragons – A New Musical Quest, inspired by the classic tabletop fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Here There Be Dragons is set to premiere at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street) with performances beginning Thursday, June 16, and set to run through Sunday July 17, 2022. The cast will feature Kaylie DeLauri, Regina Famatigan, Spencer Gonzalez, Bailey Lee, Steven Martella, Emily Matthews, Sam Maxwell, Christopher K. Oram, Cassidy Sledge, Celia Tedde, and Regan Teller. Tickets are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1089995.
Penguin Rep Theatre presents Far From the Home I Love, April 2 – 10; Iconic songs from Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock’s Fiddler on the Roof as reimagined by bandleader extraordinaire Paul Shapiro with a unique multicultural take. The concert features four musicians, three singers, and lots of heart and soul. World premiere. www.PenguinRep.org
Gerry Geddes, who has covered the entertainment scene in New York City for over 50 years, presents Selfies and Song, April 10th at 4PM at Don’t tell Mama. The show is adapted from Geddes’ upcoming memoir, Didn’t I Ever Tell You This? Don’t Tell Mama is located at 343 West 46th Street, and reservations are necessary. There is a $20 cover charge and a $20, 2 drink minimum per person. The venue has a food menu. Don’t Tell Mama is a CASH ONLY room. Reserve here: https://donttellmamanyc.com/shows/6701-gerry-geddes-selfies-and-songs-4-10-22
Live From Skylight Run – Friday, April 29th, 7:30 pm On demand anytime following. SING FOR UKRAINE with Carole Demas, Ilene Kristen, James Canning, Sarah Rise, with Ian Herman musical director – In dark times we come together. Ukraine needs our help. We want to do our part. All of us at Skylight Run Productions offer our heartfelt music to shift your mood and lift your spirits. Let this group of original Broadway Stars alter your state of mind and help Ukraine at the same time. All profits will be donated to International Rescue Committee, a trusted, effective organization with infrastructure in place providing shelter, first aid and protective kits, food, medicine, and other aid to Ukrainians. The first $1,000 of ticket sales before April 30, will be matched with an equal contribution. The program will continue to be available. TICKETS
From abroad, Harold Sanditen’s Open Mic at the Crazy Coqs in London on May 17, brings together Triple Threat powerhouses of Broadway, jazz and soul. 18 yr. old Ava Nicole Frances (San Francisco) Broadway baby; 18 yr. old Anais Reno (New York City) jazz baby and 23 yr. old Eliza Leng (London) soul sister. Live and streamed.
*Lead Photo: Roundabout Underground Exception to the Rule