James Edward Becton
Laura Osnes and Will Swenson to Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Musicals at Under the Radar 2017October 25
👤by BWW News Desk
Waterwell announced today the revival of the Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. The production will star Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair) and be directed by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely.
We are writing to offer you the role of MIKE in BLUEPRINT SPECIALS.
Producer: Waterwell in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival
Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser
Book: Arnold M. Auerbach
Original Choreography: José Limón
Director: Tom Ridgely
Music Director: Sonny Paladino
Choreographer: Patrick McCollum
MIKE – M. 30s-40s. An antagonistic sergeant. Loud and overbearing. Other soldiers, dancers, etc., as cast.
Rehearsals: December 7 - January 5, 2017 (Off: Dec. 23 - 26 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 1)
Performances: January 6 - January 11, 2017
Location: Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum, W 46th St & 12th Ave
5 weeks -
During WWII, the Army commissioned a series of Broadway-style musicals called the Blueprint Specials. Designed for soldiers to put on in the field to boost morale, it was created by a virtual Who’s Who of American entertainers, including composer Pvt. Frank Loesser, writer Pvt. Arnold M. Auerbach and choreographer Pvt. José Limón. Tuneful, subversive and disarmingly witty, the Blueprint Special offers a fresh and surprising look at the intersection of conflict and culture.
Please let us know if you have any questions and, if you would like to accept, your availability starting December 7th.
Thanks and very best,
ONE FOR THE ROAD is the sequel to Stephen King's short story "Salem's Lot". This adaptation is "Dollar Baby" project with a predominantly female cast and crew. The director Kristina Leath-Malin is a black female writer and horror scholar that has love Stephen King's work since she was a little girl. Now, along with her amazing cast and dedicated crew, they have until is Halloween 2016 to complete this film. So, we need YOUR HELP!
We only have about a week left to reach our goal, and we definitely have a ways to go. So any contribution would be greatly appreciated.
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The cast includes:
Beverly Bonner of Basket Case, Frankenhooker, Brain Damage
Christie Sanford of Satan's Playground, Horror, Torture Chamber, Desecration
James Edward Becton of Angry Planet, Prometheus Trap
Bonnie Knapp Pavone horror model and maven
Harlowe Malin, Kristina's adorable 7-year-old daughter
Dress of Fire: Anais Nin Goes to Hell: Clover
The Fall always seems to be the most lucrative for me with regards to artistic expression. I have been quite busy in working on three projects, simultaneously.
Below, you'll find all the information for these three very different events. I am rather proud of each piece and cannot wait to share these projects with you.
Austin Pendleton appears in a special presentation of Nina Kethevan's timely drama,
DRESS OF FIRE. Troy's Twilight of Empire as a cautionary tale for our own modern machinations. I'll be reprising my role as The King of Ethiopia
Performing: Theatre 54. 244 W.54th st, 12th flr. NYC
Thursday, October 13th at 2pm and 6pm. Friday , Oct. 14th at 2pm.
These three performances are Producer/Backer readings.
In Dress of Fire, The Trojan War is seen through the eyes of the women forced to endure man's need for power, Queen Hecuba, clairvoyant Cassandra, and she whose face launched a thousand ships, Helen of Troy.
As the conflict rages around the walls of the city (whose dilemma strangely resembles that of a modern superpower), each passionate character is as much preoccupied by her own personal drama as by the impending disaster that will sweep it all away. All their fates weave together as Helen of Troy weaves her loom.
"The twilight of this distant empire does not need a change of names for us to recognize the play is all about us," says Ms. Kethevan; she concluded by saying "I'm reminded of Native-American leader, Chief Si'ahl (for whom Seattle was named) and his powerful speech: "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. All things are bound together. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves." Mr. Pendleton added "[this is a] passionately beautiful play ... so full of beautiful, magical, and unexpected things."
Negotiations are underway for a more substantial run.
Anais Nin Goes to Hell
With direction by Antonio Minino
Performances are October 14-29 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y.
Tickets are $18-$25 and can be purchased online by visiting 14streety.org/anaisnin or by calling (646) 395-4310.
Manhattan Theatre Works and Goode Productions, in association with The Theater at the 14th Street Y, will present the return of Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell by David Stallings. The existential comedy received a workshop production as part of the New York International Fringe Festival in 2008.
The characters in Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell are some of the most powerful women in history—Queen Victoria, Cleopatra, Andromeda, Heloise and Joan of Arc—gathered together on an island in the afterlife. Their worlds are suddenly turned upside down by the arrival of writer Anaïs Nin.
The show stars James Edward Becton, Mel House, Amanda Jones, Richard Lindenfelzer, Nylda Mark, Madalyn McKay, Hannah Seusy and Stephanie Willing.
The production will feature scenic design by Blair Mielnik, lighting design by Dan Gallagher, costume design by Izzy Fields and sound design by Martha Goode (executive producer). The production’s line producer is Collin Bradley, and the production stage manager is Rachel Denise April.
World Premiere of Clover
Written by Erik Ehn
Directed by Glory Kadigan
December 01 - December 16, 2016
Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30PM; Sunday at 2PM
First Floor Theatre | 74a East 4th Street
$18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors
A killer walks in a circle, finds a killer, circles the killed. Experimental writer Erik Ehn’s latest play about the violent and universal cycle of life follows the tragedy of Emmett Till and his mother that helped spur the Civil Rights Movement as well as three other stories, illustrating America’s history of violence towards those most vulnerable. Society cannot hide from any of this, from losing, moving, seeing, longing. This poetic and lyrical play creates a unique world where the victims are allowed to show the killer himself again, and again, despite…
In this stunning piece, I'll be portraying the role of Emmett Tills' father, Louis along side JoAnna Rhinehart who will once again play my wife.