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Roundabout Roundup: Week of June 6, 2011

Posted on: June 10th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez

 

Death Takes a Holiday Begins Performances
June 10

"The question of why mortals cling so passionately to life hangs in the air of the new musical Death Takes a Holiday, starting a world-premiere Off-Broadway engagement June 10. The songs of Tony Award winner Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic) caress that query, made by the Grim Reaper himself.

The life-loving friends, family and lovers of the Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre include British actor Julian Ovenden as Death, in a handsome disguise, plus Broadway's Jill Paice as his object of desire, with Max von Essen, Matt Cavenaugh, Simon Jones, Linda Balgord, Rebecca Luker, Michael Siberry and more." - Playbill.com

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Roundabout Roundup: Week of May 16, 2011

Posted on: May 20th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez

 

Sutton Foster: A Big Belter Who Found a True Voice

"As a little girl growing up in Georgia, Sutton Foster used to make up her own opera arias and sing them in the bathtub. Her family had no background in music, acting or theater — her father worked for General Motors. So as a child her instinctive desire to sound operatic was curious.

As Reno, Ms. Foster may not sound classically operatic, but she sure sounds grand and, when called for, loud. “Ms. Foster has the voice of a trumpet and a big, gleaming presence that floods the house,” the New York Times critic Ben Brantley wrote, adding that during “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” a showstopper, “You figure that if no horn-tooting archangel appears, it’s only because he’s afraid of the competition.” This production is up for nine Tony Awards, including best actress in a musical for Ms. Foster, her fifth time being nominated in that category." - The New York Times

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The People in the Picture – Audience Reactions

Posted on: May 16th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez

 

We brought our fip-cam to Studio 54 and caught on camera post-show reactions of The People in the Picture.


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