Get ready to fall under the spell of Jonas Nightingale. With his troupe of singers, he’s journeyed far and wide, rattling the rafters, conning the crowds and trading miracles for money. And tonight’s a special night: He’s sharing the story of his very own redemption. Don’t miss his roof-raising tale about the time he came face to face with a strong-willed woman and a spirited boy who put his grift–and his own faith–to the test. Starring Raúl Esparza.
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
previews begin 3 Apr 2012
Streetcar tells the tragic story of fragile former schoolteacher Blanche, who leaves the family plantation house and moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and Stella’s animalistic husband, Stanley. She quickly gets a gritty life lesson in the seamy, steamy underbelly of 1940s life in the French Quarter. Starring: Blair Underwood & Daphne Rubin-Vega.
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
previews begin 4 Apr 2012
The Columnist is set in mid-century America, when columnists are kings and Joseph Alsop wears the crown. Joe is beloved, feared and courted in equal measure by the Washington political world at whose center he sits. But as the 1960s dawn and America undergoes dizzying change, the intense political drama Joe is embroiled in becomes deeply personal as well. Starring: John Lithgow.
previews begin 5 Apr 2012
Ben Lyons is dying. When his wife, Rita, and grown children gather to say goodbye, they learn that, despite being a family, each of them is utterly isolated. Afraid of closeness and afraid of solitude, Ben's death may be a catalyst that propels them into foreign territory—human connection. Starring: Linda Lavin.
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
Music Box Theatre
previews begin 6 Apr 2012
Sex, food and money are high on the agenda in this English version of a classic Italian comedy. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, but Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.
Mega Millions lottery jackpot rockets to record $540 million
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
(Ridgewood -NJ) Strong ticket sales have sent the Mega Millions jackpot to a record-setting $540 million for tomorrow's drawing.
Tuesday's lottery jackpot was hardly meager at $363 million ,weeks have now passed without drawing a top winner. Previous top jackpot in the Mega Millions game was $390 million in 2007, and was split by two winners one in New Jersey and one in Georgia.
In Tuesday night's drawing, 47 players came close, all matching five of the six winning numbers. Each of those tickets is worth at least $250,000.
The winning numbers Tuesday night were: 9, 19, 34, 44 and 51. The Mega Ball was 24.
Hurry before tickets are sold out this weekend! Thursday April 5th, 2012 - G Lounge. $10 on-line / $15 at the door. Make sure you mention your there to see "ArtChick LLC" . Thank you for your support. I look forward to sharing my paintings & photographs with you. see you there xoxoxoxox ArtChick
RAW is an indie arts organization for artists, by artists.
Our mission is to provide artists of all creative genres with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire, cultivate, and advance their art to the next level; independent of agencies and the like.
At the forefront of this mission is our eclectic artist showcase featuring talent from all genres, including: film, fashion, music, art, makeup, hair, makeup and performing art.
RAW hand-picks and accepts submissions from local talent to be produced in our monthly showcase in each city.
By producing all genres into one showcase, RAW events come together to form powerful multi-faceted evenings that bring unique exposure and inspire creativity.
Thursday April 5th in Philadelphia is no exception.
Join 4 Bands, 5 Runways and 15 Visual Artists in a four-hour show!
RAW: natural born artists presents MENAGERIE doors 8pm. tickets still only $10 online. $15.00 at the door.
Here are the next batch of shows beginning previews:
at Longacre Theatre
previews started 21 Mar 2012
Magic/Bird chronicles the fierce competitive streak and eventual friendship of NBA icons Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird. At the heart of one sports history's fiercest rivalries, Johnson and Bird battled for three championships, bragging rights, and the future of their sport in the 1980s. The duo electrified the nation on the court and eventually turned their rivalry into one of the most famous friendships in professional sports.
Clybourne Park is set in a suburban living room in 1959 (Act One) and 2009 (Act Two). Each half of the play tells a different story about a period of transition in the house. In the first act, a Caucasian couple is packing to move out, having sold the home to the first African-American family to move into the neighborhood—much to the consternation of a rep from the local Rotary Club. In the second act, the house has been sold by a black family to a white couple who plan to tear it down and build a bigger home on the same lot—much to the consternation of a rep from the now-integrated neighborhood association.
Peter and the Starcatcher features a company of 12 actors portraying some 50 characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Refused To Grow Up? This epic origin story of one of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved characters proves that an audience’s imagination can be the most captivating place in the world.
Hilarious Broadway entertainment is back in high style with Nice Work If You Can Get It. Overflowing with 15 great songs, including “But Not For Me,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and “Someone to Watch Over Me,” this brand-new Gershwin musical comedy combines laughter, romance and high-stepping musical magic. Starring: Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara.
Don’t Dress for Dinner follows Jacqueline and Bernard, a happily married couple—or so it seems. When Jacqueline makes plans to visit her mother for a few days, Bernard prepares to spend some time with his new mistress. An old bachelor pal, Robert, announces his return from Hong Kong, allowing Bernard to believe he's found the perfect alibi, until Jacqueline learns of Robert’s arrival and changes her travel plans. Throw in a Cordon Bleu-level chef and two women named Suzy and voila! Dinner becomes a high-speed farce.
The fascinating history of beer is revealed in Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History, an exhibition that traces 350 years of the production and consumption of beer–from the establishment of the first tavern in the early 1640s to the micro-breweries of today. Along the way, learn how brewing was affected by cultural milestones such as the opening of the Erie Canal, prohibition and immigration.
The experience concludes with a Beer Hall serving local craft beers.
On view May 25- September 2, 2012.
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th St.)
New York, NY 10024
"Once" is The PERFECT show for this weekend. It utterly screams "ST. PATRICK'S DAY". It's set in Dublin, about Irish street musicians, and the setting is a PUB. It's comedic, romantic, and the music is truly brilliant. Refer to the agent reviews I sent out last week for further details- many people have had quite visceral reactions to this production. .
Great sales pitch: what are your St. Patrick's Day plans? Have you seen "Once"?
The Parade starts at 44th Street at 11:00 am and marches up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street all the way up past the American Irish Historical Society at 83rd and the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 83rd Street to 86th Street, where the parade finishes at around 4:30 - 5:00 pm.
BEST VIEWING: To avoid the crowds that pack the sidewalks below 59th Street, go anywhere North of 66th Street and Fifth Avenue. The upper steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art provide a great view. You can get a close-up view of the marchers at 86th Street where the Parade route ends and the marchers disband and embark to go home or to celebrate.
PS: Public drinking of alcohol is strictly forbidden during the parade. Anyone found drinking can be ticketed and arrested, and police will confiscate all alcoholic beverages.