New musical of a Lifetime previews at Don’t Tell Mama on Sept. 25 at 2 pm prior to its opening at The Actors Temple. Sneak peek 20 song cabaret show from the Musical with 6 Singers 20 original songs from this new Sci-Fi Electro-Rock Musical by Jefferies Industries. Young Andy hasn’t had much luck in life or love – a change in fortune brings him into a windfall in the form of an old run-down house – called – of a Lifetime – which currently houses a completely self-sufficient mysterious community that appear to be lost in time – Beware the Treachery – How people Change!!! www.ofalifetimemusical.com. www.donttellmamanyc.com
BEDLAM’s (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Sarah Bellin, Managing Director) PERSUASION, a new play by Sarah Rose Kearns adapted from the novel byJane Austen and directed by Eric Tucker, will now be opening on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. The cast will feature Rajesh Bose, Annabel Capper, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Yonatan Gebeyehu, Carolin Grogan, Claire Hsu, Sarah Rose Kearns, Randolph Curtis Rand, Nandita Shenoy, Jamie Smithson, Arielle Yoder. BEDLAM’s PERSUASION is choreographed by Susannah Millonzi, with set design by John McDermott, light design by Les Dickert, costume design by Charlotte Palmer Lane and sound design by Jane Shaw. Intimacy Direction by Judi Lewis Ockler, production management is by Zach Jenkins with production stage management by Brett Anders and assistant stage management by Noah Silva.
In the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, a shy English spinster seeks to win back the love of the man she jilted eight years before. Jane Austen’s last and most romantic novel, PERSUASION first appeared in print in 1818, and is a meditation on love and loss, and what is constant in a changing world. Tickets are now on sale for BEDLAM’s production of PERSUASION at www.bedlam.org (833-4BEDLAM). Tickets range from $30 – $90, and the playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
Audiences were welcomed back to the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre this week with special guests, live music and a ribbon-cutting before the first preview performance of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues. Nanny’s Band played and guests included Brian Stokes Mitchell, S.Epatha Merkerson, Barry Grove (MTC’s Executive Director), MTC Board Chairman David Hodgson as well as some political figures. www.manhattantheatreclub.com (photos: Lia Chang)
Tickets for Second Stage Theater’s upcoming production of Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT, are now on sale. The Broadway production will begin previews March 9, 2022 and officially open on April 4, 2022 at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT will feature Patrick J. Adams, Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, Eduardo Ramos, Tyler Lansing Weaks, and Jesse Williams. Tickets can be purchased by visiting 2ST.com, by calling 212-541-4516.