Saw newsies tonight. Great show dancing singing wise the plot was boring but it was fun and I liked it
Monolouges I found saved on my computer
- me: emotionally belts out "On My Own" in the shower pretending the water is rain and I am Eponine.
Director Stafford Arima has carved out quite a niche for himself taking musicals once left on the shelf and dusting them off for a new audience (see: last year’s Carrie The Musical revamp). Now it’s Bare’s turn to get the Arima treatment. The rock musical that started as a “pop opera” in 2001 is now a book musical; additional tunes have been added to its pop-rock score by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere (the additional composer is Lynne Shankel). Taylor Trensch and Jason Hite star as two teens who fall in love at a Catholic boarding school. (New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., btwn. 8th & 9th Aves. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)
The 26th Annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market and Grand Auction returns to Times Square. Theatre lovers and memorabilia aficionados from near and far come to the market to scoop up one-of-a-kind items like signed show posters and Playbills, costume and set sketches, cast albums, ticket raffles and more. Big ticket items at the auction include the shirts off of Hugh Jackman and Ricky Martin’s back (literally – they wore them during performances), musical phrases written and signed by the likes of Sondheim, Schwartz and Menken, walk-on roles in some of Broadway’s biggest musicals, VIP opening night tickets to Broadway’s big openings and more. There’s also the celebrity autograph table and photo booth with celebs like Ed Asner, Harvey Fierstein, Steve Kazee, Jan Maxwell, Bebe Neuwirth, Bernadette Peters and more! (10 AM-7 PM, Times Square, Shubert Alley and along W. 44th St. Info.)
Sunday August 5
After nearly three years, 1,166 performances and four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis will close on Broadway. It currently stars Adam Pascal and original cast member Montego Glover as a white radio DJ and a black soul singer who come together over their shared passion for music and, in turn, fall in love amid the racial tension brewing in the segregated south of the 1950s. Featuring the rock- and blues-infused score of Bon Jovi’s David Bryan (composer) and Joe DiPietro (the lyricist who also wrote the book) and direction by Christopher Ashley. (Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave., info/tickets.) playbill.com
The Tony-winning revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes sails off into the sunset. The current cast stars Stephanie J. Block as the brassy nightclub singer, Reno Sweeny, and Joel Grey as the loveably lawless stowaway, Moonface Martin. Features classic Porter tunes “You’re the Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “It’s De-Lovely” and “I Get A Kick Out of You” set to the Tony-winning tap-filled moves of director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall. (Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., btwn. 6th & 7th Aves., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)