Shared Sentences (Houses on the Moon) – Al Pacino (Actors Studio Benefit) – Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas (Vital Theatre Co @ AMT Theatre) – Audra McDonald (Ohio State Murders); MJ London/Highest Grossing in NY – Pan Asian Rep Season – THE TEN Development
The complete cast for the Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy is now announced. JoiningEmmy, Grammy, and Six-timeTony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and Drama Desk nominee Lizan Mitchell (On Sugarland, Trojan Women), the cast also includes: Mister Fitzgerald, Abigail Stephenson, Brett Diggs, Brooke Gardner, Christian Pedersen and Gayle Samuels. Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, A Soldier’s Play) directs. Ohio State Murders will be the first show to play at the newly renamed James Earl Jones Theatre beginning Friday, November 11, 2022 and opening on Thursday, December 8, 2022 for a strictly limited engagement. www.ohiostatemurdersbroadway.com
Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director) to present the world premiere of Emily Joy Weiner’s SHARED SENTENCES directed by Lisa Rothe with additional material by Barbara Allan, Kevin Barron, Zudaydah Rivera, and Tanasha Gordon. SHARED SENTENCES explores the toll of incarceration on families and loved ones.
Performances begin October 26 in advance of its October 30 opening; it will run through November 12 at 122CC, 2nd Floor Theater, 150 First Avenue at East 9th Street, NYC 10009.
The Actors Studio celebrates 75 years as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights. In celebration of the milestone, The Actors Studio will host a 75th Anniversary benefit screening of the Academy Award-winning film Dog Day Afternoon, followed by a live interview with the film’s star and The Actors Studio co-president Al Pacino. The Gala event will take place Thursday, October 27 at 7PM, the United Palace (4140 Broadway at 175th Street, NYC). Tickets, now on sale at TheActorsStudio.org
The award-winning Vital Theatre Company is pleased to announce the return of FANCY NANCY SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS. The show will run on selected Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm from November 19, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Tickets are $59.50 for premium seats, $49.50 regular seats and $39.50 for balcony seats. For reservations, visit www.vitaltheatre.org or call (212)579-0528. Vital Theatre Company‘s production of Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas will be playing at AMT Theater 354 W 45th Street, just east of 9th Avenue, NYC.
A season of exploration! Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director) has announced the lineup of its 46th Milestone Season beginning in the new year with the world premiere of the new play Memorial by Livian Yeh, followed by celebrating Asian Heritage Month in May and closing the season with the return of the annual play festival NuWorks 2023. In the spring, the company will celebrate and honor the memory of co-founding artistic director and celebrated actor, Ernest Abuba. Performances begin Jan 19 thru Feb. 19, 2023 at Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W. 53 St. NYC). Lunar New Year Opening Jan. 22 @ 2:30 pm www.panasianrep.org
Multiple Tony Award® winning Broadway musical MJwill open in the U.K. at the Prince Edward Theatre, London in March 2024. For more information and to be first in line for tickets, please visit mjthemusical.com. Tickets will go on sale in Spring 2023. Full booking details will be announced in due course. Meanwhile, in New York, the Broadway production of MJ has shattered the house record at the Neil Simon Theatre for the 7th time, grossing a total of $1,777,138.00.
Producers Ken Davenport and Primary Wave Music announced today the development of The Ten, a new musical project inspired by the power and spiritual energy of gospel, featuring music that also draws from hip-hop, bluegrass, R&B, soul, and the blues. The new musical will feature music and lyrics by the Grammy Award® nominated team Future Cut (Tunde Babalola and Darren Lewis),and Emily Phillips, book by Nambi E. Kelley, and will be directed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Sandi Moran will also serve as producer on The Ten. A reading is being planned for early 2023. FIRST LISTEN OF DEMO TRACK “TEN (PROLOGUE)” RELEASED HERE