Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical
Productions, said in a statement today:
"Director Francesca Zambello,
our creators, designers and cast conjured a world unlike any Broadway
has seen before, and audiences have been captivated by it at every
explosive performance. We are tremendously proud of the show and are
confident we'll have an excellent summer but it would be fiscally
irresponsible to our shareholders to risk operating losses with such a
big show in the historically challenging fall months. We are closing
the Broadway production to concentrate on the long future life of this
title — beginning with next year's national tour and upcoming
CollegeHumor.com unveiled its original "Web Site Story" video today -- "CollegeHumor's first Broadway musical since (LOL)cats!" Take the famous ballads and duets of West Side Story, insert a dozen mentions of famous social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, and this is what you get...
Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, James Franco, and Michelle Williams were among those invited to join the group responsible for picking the Oscar winners. The list even includes a number of comic performers like Michael Cera, Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd -- further proof that the Academy, perennially criticized as out-of-date and conservative, is attempting to alter its reputation.
The Lincoln Center is hosting a musical movie marathon this weekend starting Friday, July 3rd and ending Sunday, July 5th, which will include classic movie musicals like Singin' in the Rain, Grease, and Cabaret.
The Film Society is offering the screenings in tribute the the Lincoln Center on its 50th anniversary and has scheduled a full weekend of movie musicals reflecting the richness of Lincoln Center music, dance, and theater.
The morning of July 6, Vital Theatre will "tweet" the code for free tickets, and Twitter followers will have all day Monday to reserve their complimentary tickets (or until allotted tickets are gone). Tickets will be given away for performances July 8, 9, 10 & 11 at 7 p.m. at The Bleecker Street Theatre in NYC.
After tomorrow's 2:00 P.M. matinee showing, Tony-nominated Rock of Ages will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for "largest air guitar ensemble" with the help of audience members and crew.
Here is the best part: you don't have to be a ticket holder to participate. Anyone interested in being a member of air guitar history is invited to join the attempt in breaking the record. Just be sure to arrive at the Brooks Atkinson Theater no later than 4:20 P.M. with fingers warmed.
The musical is teaming with US Air Guitar, creators of the United States Air Guitar Championships, and Andrew "William Ocean" Litz, the 2007 National Air Guitar champion, in its attempt to overcome the current record, which stands at 440 faux-rockers.
Ocean, a five-time air guitar champion, will take the stage alongside the Rock of Ages cast at 4:30 P.M. to inform the audience how to properly play air guitar. And, after the final chord is invisibly strummed, the cast will stick around for a talk back, which will include giveaways. Check out the Rock of Ages promotional page to see more details.
"GAVIN’S VACATION: Time for Gavin to 'tune in, turn on, and drop out' on vacation! Anyone out there looking to see the GC in HAIR: the week of August 10-17, he will be off with the Creel Clan chilling by a lake in Michigan."
Amy Adams is in final negotiations to star in The Fighter opposite Christian Bale
and Mark Wahlberg. David O. Russell is directing the film about the life of boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward
(Wahlberg) and his trainer-brother Dick Eklund (Bale). Melissa Leo will play their mother. Adams will play Charlene, a "tough, gritty bartender and former
college high-jumper... who ends up dating