MANHATTAN REPERTORY THEATRE is pleased to announce the cast for the world premiere production of David Harms’ POWERHOUSE, directed by Artistic Director, Ken Wolf. POWERHOUSE will play a four-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s A.R.T./New York Theatres – Gural Theatre (502 West 53rd St., NYC). Performances begin Opening Night Saturday, October 8 (7 p.m.) and continue through Sunday, October 30. Tickets are $49-$69 and available at PowerHousePlay.com.
The production stars Laura Shoop (Flying Over Sunset) as Regan Van Riper, Dominck LaRuffa Jr. (Bull) as Guy, Jennifer Pierro (The Eyes of Love & award-winning film Switch) as Meena Cizinski, Tony-nominee Jane Robbins (Gypsy) as Janet Shaney, and Jeorge Bennett Watson (…what the end will be, Roundabout) as Norris Peebles. The standbys are Maya Days, Nick Jordan, Madeline Grey Defreece, Kate Levy, and Marc Webster. Tickets: www.PowerHousePlay.com Running Time: 90 minutes. www.manhattanrep.com
MasterVoices begins its 2022-23 season on October 25 @ 8 pm at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Ted Sperling leading a staged performance of Bizet’s Carmen in its original Opéra Comique version, with dialogue rather than recitative, sung in an English translation by legendary Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick.
Joining the 120–member MasterVoices chorus and Orchestra of St. Luke’s is mezzo soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson, as Carmen; Terrence Chin-Loy, lyric tenor voice, is Don José;rising soprano Mikaela Bennett sings the role of Micaëla; and baritone John Brancy, nominated for a 2022 New York Emmy Award, appears as Escamillo. Sammi Cannold, recently recognized in Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment,” directs, and the choreographer is Gustavo Zajac, who staged the dances for MasterVoices’ 2015 The Pirates of Penzance. www.jazz.org
Monet’s Garden The Immersive Experience today announced its U.S. premiere in New York City beginning November 1, 2022 with an official opening set for Friday, November 4. Taking over the grand and historic Seamen’s Bank Building at 30 Wall Street, in the heart of New York’s Financial District, the limited engagement will continue through January 8, 2023. Tickets are on-sale now.
The concept for Monet’s Garden was developed by the Swiss creative lab Immersive Art AG in cooperation with Alegria Konzert GmbH. With concurrent exhibitions in Berlin, Zurich and Mülheim, there are upcoming European engagements in in Vienna, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich, Stockholm, and London. Tickets for the exhibition are on-sale now at www.monetsgarden.venuetix.com.
Back on Broadway Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (with a 26-piece orchestra and Jonathan Tunick’s orchestrations) starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on West 46 Street. The production is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Steven Hoggett and music supervision by Alex Lacamoire. Previews begin Feb. 26, 2023
Featured Image: Annaleigh Ashford & Josh Groban