Michael McGrath ,( peeking out from the curtain, decrease left) in Tootsie by the fabulous Ken Fallin.
T2c is saddened by the passing away of Tony Award profitable Michael McGrath. He was 65. McGrath was finest recognized for his starring roles in over 14 Broadway exhibits together with Plaza Suite, Tootsie, Spamalot (Tony nominated), Memphis, My Favourite 12 months, Swinging on a Star, Little Me and Good Work if You Can Get It, which earned him a Tony award. He was a twice nominated for a Tony award, three-time Drama Desk Award nominee, Outer Critics Circle nominee and Theatre World Award winner. McGrath additionally the sidekick-announcer to Martin Quick on “The Martin Quick Present.” His roles on the massive display included “Altering Lanes,” and “The Interpreter.” He additionally was a voice in a number of animated options together with “The Secret of Kells” and “Wolfwalkers.”
McGrath is survived by his spouse of 30 years, actress Toni Di Buono and daughter, actress Katie Claire McGrath. He and Di Buono are reputed to have met on the set of the Boston manufacturing of “Forbidden Broadway.”
Ringing within the Jewish New 12 months, Rosh Hashanah on Thursday, September 14th at 1:30 pm forged members, playwright and lyricist, Bruce Sussman and Rabbi Jill Hausman from The Actor’s Temple gave a blessing and a standard nosh of apples, honey and rugelach. Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s musical Concord with path and choreography by Warren Carlyle will start previews on Wednesday, October 18, forward of a Monday, November 13 official opening night time.8
For the second consecutive yr, NY Without end, in partnership with Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution and the New York Metropolis Division of Transportation will current Broadway Without end, a sequence of free, star-studded, pop-up concert events and neighborhood service activations, empowering New Yorkers throughout town to construct a greater metropolis for all.
At each occasion dates, followers could have the chance to join future neighborhood service alternatives in these neighborhoods, which will probably be coordinated by New York Cares and their accomplice organizations.
NY Without end is a non-profit group working to recapture religion and satisfaction in New York by organizing and motivating New Yorkers from each borough and era to take part within the metropolis’s civic rebirth. It goals to assist the well-being of our metropolis by encouraging and facilitating New Yorkers to take part in gestures massive and small. NY Without end is looking all New Yorkers to take the pledge and decide to New York’s future.
Performing are Broadway Without end creators Erich Bergen and Richard Mumby, Amber Ardolino (Broadway: Again To The Future), Casey Cott (Broadway: Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Charity Angél Dawson (Broadway: Waitress), Olivia Holt (Broadway: Chicago), Cheyenne Jackson (Broadway: Into The Woods), Christopher Jackson (Broadway: Hamilton), Alexis Michelle (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Jelani Remy (Broadway: Again To The Future), in addition to present forged members from Moulin Rouge! The Musical(Jacqueline B. Arnold, Heather Makalani, David Merino and Kelsey Orem), and Some Like It Sizzling! (Kayla Pecchioni).
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Creative Director; Lisa Lawer Put up, Interim Govt Director) right now introduced full casting for Spainby Jen Silverman anddirected by Tyne Rafaeli. Tony Award winner Andrew Burnap (Camelot, The Inheritance) and Danny Wolohan (Camelot, Macbeth)be a part of the beforehand introduced Tony Award nominee Marin Eire, Zachary James, and Erik Lochtefeld.
This restricted engagement will start previews on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 and can formally open Thursday, November 30, 2023 on the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Road).
Step into a complicated, slippery world the place the road between reality and fiction is all within the packaging. It’s 1936, and a pair of passionate filmmakers have landed their subsequent massive mission: a sweeping Spanish Civil Battle movie with the potential to alter American hearts and minds. It simply occurs to be bankrolled by the KGB. This seductive and humorous new play concerning the artwork of propaganda and the damaging ongoing Disinformation Age explores how artwork can change the world—for higher and worse.
Meals For Thought Productions, now in its 22nd yr, continues celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its finest with Award-winning actors, writers and administrators, with a singular sequence set for its 2023 Season. Zach Grenier, Larry Pine, Penny Fuller, Bob Dishy, Michael Citriniti and particular visitor Martin Garbus
The Folks Versus Lenny Bruce is the third phase of “All The Courtroom’s A Stage,” a sequence of one-act performs which are primarily based on seven of Martin Garbus‘ circumstances and directed by Antony Marsellis. Martin Garbus, who has been known as “One of many world’s most interesting trial legal professionals”, has represented: Lenny Bruce, Philip Roth, Samuel Beckett, Igor Stravinsky, John Cheever, Daniel Ellsberg, Al Pacino, and Susan Sontag, to call just a few! He additionally smuggled letters from Andrei Sakharov to Jimmy Carter.
In April 1964, Lenny Bruce appeared twice on the Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village, with undercover police detectives within the viewers. He was arrested together with membership house owners Howard and Elly Solomon, who had been arrested for permitting an obscene efficiency. On each events, Bruce was arrested after leaving the stage. A 3-judge panel presided over his broadly publicized six-month trial, prosecuted by Manhattan Assistant District Legal professional Richard Kuh, with Ephraim London and Martin Garbus because the protection attorneys. Bruce and Howard Solomon had been discovered responsible of obscenity on November 4, 1964. The conviction was introduced regardless of constructive testimony and petitions of assist from—amongst different artists, writers and educators—Woody Allen, Bob Dylan, Jules Feiffer, Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, William Styron, and James Baldwin, and Manhattan journalist and tv persona Dorothy Kilgallen and sociologist Herbert Gans. Bruce was sentenced to 4 months in a workhouse; he was let loose on bail throughout the appeals course of and died earlier than the enchantment was determined. Solomon, the proprietor of the membership the place Lenny was arrested, later noticed Bruce’s conviction overturned
The October third, 2:00pm efficiency (Preceded by luncheon), directed by Antony Marsellis, will probably be out there reside by way of Streaming in addition to in-theatre viewers. A Q&A will comply with the efficiency with the forged, Playwright/FFTP Founder Susan Charlotte, Directror Antony Marsellis and Martin Garbus himself! The FFT sequence is introduced at 3 West Membership. Tickets for the ‘reside’ efficiency are $65, and with discounted code ‘FFTP’ tickets are $45. For added data and zoom tickets please contact FFTP at: 646-366-9340 or e-mail: [email protected]
The York Theatre Firm, introduced right now the forged and inventive group for its manufacturing of Golden Rainbow, with ebook by Ernest Kinoy and music and lyrics by Walter Marks, the third providing of the Fall 2023 “Musicals in Mufti” sequence.
The forged options Felipe Barbosa Bombonato (Les Misérables), Jonathan Brody (The Sorceress), Nick Cearley (The Skivvies), Robert Cuccioli (York’s Rothschild & Sons), Mara Davi (Dames at Sea), Max Von Essen (York’s Tenderloin), Danielle Lee Greaves (Parade), Jillian Louis (York’s The Sport of Love), Gina Milo (York’s Subways Are for Sleeping), Benjamin Pajak (The Music Man), and Maria Wirries (York’s Penelope: or How The Odyssey Was Actually Written).
Golden Rainbow is directed by Stuart Ross (York’s Enter Laughing), with music path by David Hancock Turner (York’s Cheek to Cheek and Determined Measures).
Golden Rainbow (primarily based on Arnold Schulman’s play A Gap within the Head) is the jazzy, heartfelt story of a single dad attempting to attain success in Las Vegas whereas elevating his extraordinarily vibrant and savvy son. His late spouse’s sister arrives and tries to carry stability to the boy’s life, however unintentionally falls in love together with her brother-in-law. The musical initially opened on Broadway on February 4, 1968 and ran almost a yr. It starred the married couple of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé, main stars from their in depth work within the recording, tv, and live performance industries. The musical launched the enduring customary “I’ve Gotta Be Me,” recorded by Sammy Davis, Tony Bennett, Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Surprise, Klea Blackhurst, and lots of others.
Golden Rainbow will play the next 11-performance schedule— First Week: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 & 7:00 p.m. Second Week: Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (Opening Night time), Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and seven:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and seven:00 p.m. Talkbacks comply with all matinee performances.