James Edward Becton
I heard through the grapevine that it will move forward. It looks like the King of Ethiopia will be coming back!!
As I know very little other then that, I'll leave it there.
It was a memorable experience working with an amazing cast of talented people. This was the second time in my life having worked with Austin. The first time was in a production called Order, produced by Oberon Theatre Ensemble in which Austin directed me. This time I had the distinct honor to work opposite him as a scene partner. To work with this true veteran was an incredibly validating experience for me and one that I'll not soon forget. After the three producer performances, he gave me the best compliment EVER, I feel so honored.
Here is an image taken after the run with one of my besties Perri Yaniv who portrayed the King of Babylonia.
About two months ago, David Stallings called me in as a reader for a new work written by John Patrick Shanley. It was a project with Planet Connections; Playwrights For A Cause (great group of people by the bye). I knew very little about the group, but am impressed by what I've learned and have been privy to.
This weekend is the Fundraising performances against gun violence. There'll be five very different, yet very entertaining one acts performed. The piece that I'l be performing in is called "Double Cross", written by Shanley and co-starring Lynn Cohen and Ed Jewett. Other playwrights include; Isreal Horovitz, Penny Jackson, Dominique Morrisseau, and Regina Taylor. I was slow on the draw with this one, as ALL seats have been sold out. But, for prosperity's sake, here is the poster.
TMTC Harlem Nights Monologue SLAM #ThatsMyJAM is only 3 weeks away, so it's time to introduce our SLAMMERS!
James Edward Becton*, Emily Bosco, Phillip Gregory Burke*,
Omar Perez, Darby Davis, Alex Evans,
Kalyne Coleman, Andre Ozim, Thaddeus Fitzpatrick*
*Denotes member of AEA
This time around, we’ve got some of the freshest talent NYC has to offer. Come see these actors throw down as they perform their favorite songs in a way you’ve never seen before. You won't wanna miss this year's categories: "I Want It That Way", dedicated to the boy bands of the 20th and 21st century, "Dynamic Musical Theatre Duos", dedicated to everyone's favorite musical theatre writing teams, and "VH1 Divas Live", dedicated to the fierce female performers of the ages. Our contestants are ready to take it to the #TipTop! Who will be crowned the Monologue Slam Champ?
You don't wanna miss this!
Monday, April 11th @ Silvana (116th & Frederick Douglass)
Doors open 6pm, SLAM starts 7pm
Google Doodle made note that Frederick Douglas was born in the month of February, and it obviously reminded me that I've been working on a monologue, as him, for the company History Alive [ http://www.historyaliveny.com ]
I'll be in performance, soon. Stay tuned.
Happening NOW, with Michael Chioldi, in black, and James Valenti in “Tosca,” NYCO Renaissance’s first production.
I've been tapped as a supernumerary to honor the legacy of the New York City Opera, NYCO Renaissance presents the opera that launched City Opera’s 1944 inaugural season, Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca. NYCO Renaissance has obtained from Archivio Storico Ricordi the exclusive North American rights to re-create Adolf Hohenstein’s original set and costume designs from Tosca’s premiere in 1900. For the first time in America, this masterpiece of Belle Époque design will be reunited with the timeless opera that inspired it.
Don't miss the chance to witness operatic history.
January 20 - 24
Tickets starting at $20
Jazz at Lincoln Center's
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Time Warner Center, New York, NY
Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office
Broadway at 60th Street, Ground Floor
Monday-Saturday, 10 am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm
Say What? Comedy Improv. THIS SATURDAY
February 9, 2016
at The Blarney Stone
410 8th Ave
NY, NY 10001; At 33rd st