Producer Thomas Laub announced that beginning October 14, 2021, Douglas Carter Beane’s new Off-Broadway comedy Fairycakes will launch a $25 rush ticket policy exclusively with TodayTix®. Rush tickets to Fairycakes will be sold exclusively on TodayTix® on the day of the performances beginning at 10:00 AM each morning. Seat locations will be at the discretion of the box office and are based on availability.
Fairycakes will premiere at the Greenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street) Thursday, October 14, 2021 with an official opening night on Sunday, October 24, 2021. Beane will direct the cast of characters which features, in order of appearance, Mo Rocca (Gepetto), Kristolyn Lloyd (Peaseblossum), Sabatino Cruz (Pinocchio) Jackie Hoffman (Moth), Kuhoo Verma (Cinderella), Z Infante (Cobweb), Ann Harada (Musterseed), Jamen Nanthakumar (Changeling), Julie Halston (Titania/Elizabeth), Arnie Burton (Oberon/Dirk), Chris Myers (Puck) and Jason Tam (Prince/Cupid). Ellenore Scott will choreograph, Costumes are by Gregory Gale and lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Original music by Lewis Flinn. Ellenore Scott will choreograph and serve as Associate Director. Performances will run Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Tickets are available starting at $35 at www.FairycakesThePlay.com, www.TodayTix.com and the TodayTix® app.
They Came to the Castle: Immigrants, a Tenor and Lola Montez, written and directed by Barbara Kahn. November 4-21, Seniors/students $12, TDF accepted. Set design by Mark Marcante, Lighting by Alexander Bartenieff, Costumes by Everett Clark. Featuring JC Augustin, Drew Brock Baker, Grace Canahuati, Christine Fiala, Christopher Lowe, Lisa Monde, Adara Totino, Ciaran Walsh, Rebekah D. Wilson. They Came to the Castle: Immigrants, a Tenor and Lola Montez is a historical play set in the mid-19th century in a now landmarked building in Battery Park–the entry point to the United States prior the facility on Ellis Island. Jennifer Giering, performed at the United Nations. Member: The Dramatists Guild, SAG/AFTRA, Honor Roll! Participant:The Actors Fund Performing Arts Legacy Project. https://performingartslegacy.org/. (Photo: Joe Bly)
Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Nettles takes the stage in Broadway’s Waitress as Jenna next Tuesday October 19. Waitress is currently playing a limited engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street, NYC) through January 9, 2022. The current Broadway cast includes Grammy winner Sara Bareilles (Jenna), Eric Anderson (Cal), Ashley Blanchet (Dawn), Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter), Dakin Matthews (Joe), Maiesha McQueen (Becky) and Joe Tippett (Earl). The ensemble is Tyrone Davis, Jr., Matt DeAngelis, Andrew Fitch, Henry Gottfried, Molly Jobe, Emily Koch, Max Kumangai, Anastacia McCleskey, Gerianne Pérez, Stephanie Torns, Hattie Cecelia Tutalo, Nyla Watson and Nora Lincoln Weiner. Beginning October 19, in addition to Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Jennifer Nettles joining the cast, Nik Dodani (Dear Evan Hansen) will take over the role of Ogie, and former Waitress cast members Erich Bergen and Ben Thomspon will return to the roles of Dr. Pomatter and Earl respectively.
ECHOES IN THE GARDEN will return (after being shutdown on their opening night in 2020 because of Covid) to play a three-week limited engagement at The Chain Theatre (312 W 36th St 4th Fl, New York, NY 10018). Performances begin Wednesday, October 20 and continues through Saturday, November 6. Returning home can often be fraught with family drama. For Ruth Hemmerich, bringing her young son to meet her parents is marred with a dark history and racial tensions. Set in 1962 with flashbacks to the late 1920s, in the home of Marion and Henry Hemmerich, the family tries to navigate social and familial expectations in the wake of loss that echoes through the generations. Tickets: https://EchoesintheGarden.eventcombo.com.
GLSEN, the leading national non-profit organization working to create safe and inclusive learning and school experiences for LGBTQ+ youth, is thrilled to announce that FLETCHER and Lena Hall will each perform at the GLSEN Respect Celebration. GLSEN also announced Jennifer Beals, Jess Cagle, Wilson Cruz, Connor Franta, Jim Parsons and Alexandra Shipp will be part of the celebration. GLSEN previously announced Antoni Porowski as host. The virtual event will honor outgoing GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard for her 20 years of service to the organization, celebrating the accomplishments made during her tenure and looking towards the future of GLSEN. The special evening will feature past GLSEN honorees, music performances and highlight some of the amazing LGBTQ+ student honorees from past Respect Awards celebrations. This year’s festivities take place on October 14, 2021 at 5PM PT/8PM ET at glsen.org/respect.
White Plains Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce BROADWAY FRIGHT NIGHT, a celebration of songs from Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals with Supernatural, Horror and Sci-Fi themes will be presented on Saturday, October 30th at 8:00 PM. Created and hosted by New York Casting Director and Producer Stephen DeAngelis, Broadway Fright Night features five of Broadway’s finest vocalists paying homage to the theatre world’s most original, intriguing and terrifying characters in an all-new concert event.
Scheduled performers include Richard Todd Adams (The Phantom of the Opera; Les Miserables; Jekyll & Hyde; Cats; The Woman in White; The Pirate Queen), Kristy Cates (Wicked; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Finding Neverland), Sara Jean Ford (The Phantom of the Opera; Cats; How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; A Little Night Music; The Fantasticks), Justin Matthew Sargent (Rock of Ages; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; Bonnie and Clyde) and Jenny Lee Stern (Forbidden Broadway; Spamilton; Jersey Boys; Rocky; A Christmas Story The Musical). Musical Director/Accompanist is Eugene Gwozdz. www.wppac.com