Monthly Archives: September 2009
Naomi Pfefferman’s article here. Alfred Uhry swept though a corridor backstage at the Mark Taper Forum last week, greeting actors dressed in early 20th century garb with a robust “Shalom, y’all!” The Southern Jewish playwright was on hand to offer advice and answer questions for the cast of Parade, the musical about the anti-Semitic lynching of Leo Frank in Georgia in 1913, which failed on Broadway but was later revised for a London production that will now make its United States premiere at the Taper on Oct. 4. The author regarded the backstage action like a proud parent during thisRead More »
Kristin Friedrich’s article here. Everyone Loves a Lynching Musical ‘Parade,’ Reborn After a Stint in London, Lands in Downtown by Kristin Friedrich Published: Friday, September 25, 2009 4:11 PM PDT DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – If a play should be so lucky, it starts Off-Broadway, gets good reviews, puffs up a bit, then bounds over to the Great White Way. That wasn’t the case for Parade. The show debuted on Broadway in 1998, earned mixed reviews and closed after a couple of months. A few years later, it journeyed to a small theater in London, downsized and divested itself of almostRead More »
Some fantastic Kevin Parry photos here and here. Previews started last night, and the show is just amazing! Get your tickets at the CTG website now!
Wiley DeWeese asks, in hundreds of increasingly desperate emails over the course of the last month: In your blog a few years back you mentioned that the script of the Donmar production of Parade would be the only version available to license starting in 2008; however, the MTI website still lists the 1999 touring version as the production available to license. Did the switch to the Donmar version ever happen, and if not, will it possibly happen after the LA production closes? I have an interest in doing the show, but lack the resources to do the larger production. AndRead More »
After a fantastic tryout at French Woods this summer and a sensational sold-out production at Houston’s Theater Under The Stars, “13” is now finally available for all amateur and professional and school groups to license! Check out the news from Music Theatre International! Jason Robert Brown’s 13 – Now Available For Licensing by KATH on SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 As the new academic year begins, MTI is pleased to announce that 13 is fully available for licensing! With a funny and honest book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn and an energetic pop rock score by Tony Award winner Jason RobertRead More »