Red Tail Live! Presents The Hip Hop Nutcracker at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 16, 2022

LOS ANGELES (SEPTEMBER 12, 2022) The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s 130-year-old ballet reimagined as a holiday dance spectacle, will travel to 30 cities this fall to celebrate the show’s 10th season, including a stop at (Dolby Theatre) on (Nov. 16, 2022). Tickets can be purchase at TicketMaster.com or at the Dolby Theatre box office.

The touring production features hip hop pioneer Kurtis Blow, the first rapper to be signed by a major label in 1979. Blow is considered one of hip hop’s founding fathers and will perform as the MC of The Hip Hop Nutcracker. The tour includes a cast of a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ and an electric violinist who turns the beloved Tchaikovsky score on its head. Preview the production here: https://youtu.be/toBO5yHVIhg

Created in 2013 by director/choreographer Jennifer Weber and writer Mike Fitelson, The Hip Hop Nutcracker pays homage to the original (George) Balanchine ballet, retold through the modern, self-expressive gaze of hip-hop culture. The production has evolved into a masterpiece due to the creators’ never-ending commitment to enhancing the production, and dancers who continue to raise the bar each year. To date, The Hip Hop Nutcracker has been performed more than 200 times in 70 cities.

”I love taking this show on the road each year and creating lifelong memories for our audiences,” says Kurtis Walker, known professionally as Kurtis Blow. “And to be celebrating our 10th season this year is such a big accomplishment for the show.”

It’s a big accomplishment for Blow as well. On December 6, 2020, he had a heart transplant that has given him a new life. He paved the way for generations of hip hop artists and fans after scoring the first certified gold record rap song in 1980, “The Breaks.” He was also the first rapper to be signed to a major label. Blow is also responsible for “Christmas Rappin,” the perennial first rap holiday song.

Just like the classic Nutcracker story, in The Hip Hop Nutcracker Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince go on a dream adventure battling a gang of mice, visiting the land of sweets and learning the lessons of the holiday season. Innovative digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York City. Through the modern, self-expressive gaze of hip hop culture, the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker celebrate the magic of the entire holiday season on the most inclusive holiday of them all – New Year’s Eve, a time for new beginnings.

For the latest news and updates follow The Hip Hop Nutcracker on Facebook, Instagram (@hiphopnutcracker), and YouTube; #HipHopNutcracker.

 

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Madagascar 2023

DOLLY PARTON’S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL TO MAKE ITS EUROPEAN PREMIERE DECEMBER 8TH

FOR A CHRISTMAS SEASON AT THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S QUEEN ELIZABETH HALLFROM 8 DECEMBER 2022 – 8 JANUARY 2023

TICKETS ON SALE 4 JULY 2022

Producers Fiery Angel Entertainment and Red Tail Entertainment are delighted to announce that the European Premiere of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol – A New Musical will play a Christmas season at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall from 8 December 2022 to 8 January 2023, with a press night on 13 December 2022. Tickets go on sale on 4 July 2022. www.dollyschristmascarol.com

Dolly Parton said today “Bringing our reimagined Charles Dickens classic to London feels like a homecoming. My songs weave the music of my beautiful Smoky Mountains into this timeless Christmas story, and I can’t wait for London audiences to hear them as we tell that story, set in a place that is truly special to me.”   

Set during the 1930s in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, this heart-warming and truly unforgettable production imagines Ebenezer Scrooge as the owner of a mining company town, where his callous greed blinds him to the joys and gifts of the season. As a Christmas Eve snowstorm approaches, Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his deceased business partner and three ghosts who compel him to see life anew and discover that love and family are the greatest and most precious gifts we have. Dickens’s classic characters and Parton’s heart-felt songs beautifully reimagine this timeless story in a whole new light.  Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol is an adaptation by David H. Bell, Paul T. Couch and Curt Wollan. The book is by David H. Bell with music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton.  It is produced by Fiery Angel Entertainment and Red Tail Entertainment.

LISTINGS

8 DECEMBER 2022 – 8 JANUARY 2023

DOLLY PARTON’S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL

QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/queen-elizabeth-hall

 Performances – Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm and Sunday at 3.00pm. Performance schedule and timings may vary during the Christmas period.

 

LAZER INVAZION LIVE! Premieres this Saturday (6.4.22) at The Frida in Santa Ana

(Los Angeles, Calif.) A warp-driven laser ride through time and space, LAZER INVAZION is guaranteed to boldly take you where you’ve never been before. The mind-bending sonic and visual explosion lands at The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, Calif., this June.

The Frida Cinema is located at 304 E 4th Street, #100, Santa Ana. Tickets can be purchased at thefridacinema.org.

Saturday, June 4 | 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 | 11 p.m.
Saturday, June 18 | 11 p.m.
Saturday, June 25 | 11 p.m.

Get in touch with your inner spaceman and suit up for a fantastical journey through the multi-media cosmos of our shared imagination delivered by a full battery of high-tech lasers, theatrical lighting and high definition video choreographed to the concert-quality sound of your favorite, out-of-this-world themed rock-n-roll by David Bowie, Queen, Duran Duran, The Police, The B-52’s, Portishead, Moby, The Church, Soundgarden, Patti Smith, Daft Punk and more of your favorites from across all time!

Red Tail Live Presents A BRONX TALE: One Man Show starring Chazz Palminteri live at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces

 

Tickets On Sale May 20, 2022


Red Tail Live Presents

A BRONX TALE: One Man Show
starring Chazz Palminteri

November 11 & 12, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Byham Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

 

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces single tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.ET, for Red Tail Live Presents A BRONX TALE: One Man Show starring Chazz Palminteri featuring performances on November 11 and 12, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA.

Information and tickets ($55, $70.50, $85.50) are available at these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official guest services sources:  www.TrustArts.org, call 412-456-6666.  For groups of 8+ call 412-471-6390.

For the most up to date information about the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Know Before You Go: Health and Safety Protocols, visit: TrustArts.org/Welcome.

 

Bronx-born and raised, Chazz Palminteri wrote A Bronx Tale in 1988.  The powerful one-man stage play depicted his bruising childhood which included witnessing a gangland killing when he was nine years old.  Palminteri played 18 characters and brought them all to life in his autobiographical play.  His friends, enemies and family came alive on stage.  Hollywood Studios went crazy after seeing it and offered him millions of dollars to turn it into a major movie.  There was one catch… They wanted to put a star in the role of Sonny and someone else to write the screenplay.  With $200 dollars in the bank…Palminteri said No… he would hold out and wait. He wanted to play Sonny and write the screenplay.  Then, one night Palminteri walked into his dressing room and sitting there was Robert De Niro who just saw the show… He said it was the greatest one-man show he’s ever seen. Robert DeNiro gave Palminteri the chance he was waiting for… And as they say in Hollywood the rest is history.

Palminteri wrote the screenplay for the film A Bronx Tale and then most recently wrote the book for the Broadway Musical.  It was the first time in history that the same actor wrote the one-man play, the movie, and the Broadway Musical and starred in each one. The show you will see now is the exact show Chazz Palminteri did 34 years ago with just a chair that made him a star.
chazzpalminteri.net | chazzpalminteri.net/pages/biography  | chazzpalminteri.net/pages/a-bronx-tale-schedule

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In 2019, A BRONX TALE Broadway’s New Hit Musical national tour was presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, as part of the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh 2019-2020 season, November 19-24, 2019, at the Benedum Center.

‘The Kite Runner’ Is Coming to Broadway

From The New York Times

A stage adaptation of the best-selling novel “The Kite Runner” will be presented on Broadway in July.

The play, which began its life in California in 2007 and has been widely produced since, is planning a limited run, from July 6 to Oct. 30.

The announcement is encouraging news for Broadway, which has been clobbered by closings as the coronavirus pandemic continues to roil the industry. But there remain many producers with the appetite and the financing to bring new shows to Broadway as others end their runs.

The “Kite Runner” novel, written by Khaled Hosseini and published in 2003, is a coming-of-age story about a man born in Afghanistan whose life is haunted by his failure to protect a childhood friend. The novel, a surprise hit, has sold millions of copies worldwide, and was adapted into a film in 2007.

The theatrical adaptation was written by Matthew Spangler, and was first staged in 2007 at San José State University, where Spangler teaches performance studies. It had an initial professional production in 2009 at the San Jose Repertory Theater, which no longer exists, and has since been staged in multiple countries around the world.

The Broadway version will be directed by Giles Croft, who has been directing productions of the play since 2013, when he oversaw a run for the Nottingham Playhouse in Britain; he has since directed productions in the West End and on tour in Britain.

The play is slated to run at the Hayes Theater, which, with 600 seats, is the smallest on Broadway. The theater is owned by the nonprofit Second Stage Theater, which will rent the space to “The Kite Runner.”

The lead producers are Victoria Lang and Ryan BognerDaryl Roth will serve as executive producer. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the producers are seeking to raise up to $5.75 million, but a spokesman said that the actual Broadway capitalization is likely to be closer to $4.6 million.

RIVERDANCE 25th Anniversary Show Dancing to the La Crosse Center

Abhann Productions is proud to announce the return of Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show, which will tour over 40 cities across North America in four months, beginning on March 4, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah and includes a stop in La Crosse at La Crosse Center on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Tickets for Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show go on sale this Friday, February 25, 2022, 11am at www.ticketmaster.com. Director John McColgan said, “We have assembled an extraordinary company of performers and we are thrilled for this brand new 25th anniversary production of Riverdance to be on the road again welcoming audiences back to the theatre.” The cast will include lead dancers Amy-Mae Dolan, Will Bryant, Maggie Darlington, Anna Mai Fitzpatrick, Fergus Fitzpatrick, James Greenan and Meadhbh Kennedy, troupe members Brandon Asazawa, Belle Brenton, Kieran Bryant, Morgan Bullock, Gerard Byrne, Keeva Correy, Matthew Gardiner, Michael Gardiner, Emma Mannion, Jordan McCormick, Faith Moore, Olivia Nactigal, Cian Porter, Dylan Scholls Zoe Talbot, Mairead Trainor and Elle-Mae Wheeler,
Russian dancers Ana Turcan, Eugeniu Turcan, Christine Lesnikova and Alexander Safonov, tappers Tyler Knowlin and Dharmesh Patel, and Flamenco dancer Rocio Dumset.
The company includes TikTok sensations Matthew and Michael Gardiner (@gardinerbrothers) and Morgan Bullock (@yourangleyuordevil), whose performance of Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage Remix” went viral on the platform in 2020 and will make her professional US stage debut in this production. The cast will also feature, for the first time, children of original Riverdance cast members, Cian Porter and Faith Moore.
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show is Riverdance, as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance–beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the magic of Riverdance all over again.
The critically acclaimed 25th Anniversary North American Tour was shut down in March 2020 during a sold-out return engagement to New York City’s Radio City Music Hall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, Riverdance celebrated a return to the stage in the United Kingdom, where the iconic show played to sold out audiences in 27 cities across the country. Then followed its debut at Expo 2020 Dubai with a special production of Riverdance presenting a multi-cultural experience including artists from the Middle East region. A highlight of the four-week run was the Riverdance performance at the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai for their Thanksgiving Day celebrations.
Riverdance The Animated Adventure was released on Netflix in the United States on January 14, 2022, where it swiftly landed a spot on the streamer’s Global Top 10 list. With an original score by Grammy Award-winning composer Bill Whelan, the animated musical comedy features the incredible craft and skill of the Riverdance troupe by utilizing motion capture of their performances to create the animated dancing in the film. Tour lead dancers Maggie Darlington and Anna Mai Fitzpatrick and Executive Producer/Director Padraic Moyles were involved with the dance production for the film, while tour musicians Mark Alfred and Tara Howley play on the film score.
Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven-minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of more than two decades of touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception, Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show has been designed by lead designer Peter Canning, featuring Set by Alan Farquharson, Lighting by Andrew Voller and Video by Cosmo AV along with Costumes by Joan Bergin and Sound by Michael O’Gorman.
For more information, please visit:
Website: www.riverdance.com
Facebook: @Riverdance
Twitter: @Riverdance
Instagram: @Riverdance
TikTok: @Riverdance25
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New Musical Paradise Square Announces Full Broadway Cast

From Broadway.com
Broadway Buzz by Citlin Moyniham

The new musical Paradise Square, which recently concluded its pre-Broadway run at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre, has announced its complete casting. The production, directed by Moisés Kaufman, begins performances at the Barrymore Theatre on March 15 with opening night set for April 3. Bill T. Jones choreographs the show, which was conceived by Larry Kirwan.

Paradise Square stars Joaquina Kalukango, Chilina Kennedy, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley, Gabrielle McClinton, Jacob Fishel, Matt Bogart and Kevin Dennis, who all headlined the Chicago run. Aisha Jackson serves as the standby for Kalukango. The ensemble features Garrett Coleman, Jason Oremus, Colin Barkell, Karen Burthwright, Kennedy Caughell, Dwayne Clark, Conor Coleman, Eric Craig, Colin Cunliffe, Chloe Davis, Josh Davis, Bernard Dotson, Jamal Christopher Douglas, Camille Eanga-Selenge, Sam Edgerly, Shiloh Goodin, Sean Jenness, Joshua Keith, Jay McKenzie, Ben Michael, Kayla Pecchioni, Eilis Quinn, Lee Siegel, Erica Spyres, Lael van Keuren, Sir Brock Warren, Alan Wiggins, Kristen Beth Williams and Hailee Kaleem Wright.

Within this galvanizing story of racial harmony undone by a country at war with itself, audiences will meet the denizens of a local saloon called Paradise Square in this show. They include Nelly O’Brien (Kalukango), the indomitable Black woman who owns it; Annie Lewis (Kennedy), her Irish-Catholic sister-in-law and her Black minister husband, Rev. Samuel Jacob Lewis (Stampley); Willie O’Brien (Matt Bogart), Nelly’s Irish husband, who is off fighting for the Union army; Owen Duignan (Shively), a conflicted newly arrived Irish immigrant; Washington Henry (DuPont), a fearless freedom seeker; Frederic Tiggens (Dossett), an anti-abolitionist political boss, and Milton Moore (Fishel), a penniless songwriter trying to capture it all. They have conflicting notions of what it means to be an American while living through one of the most tumultuous eras in our country’s history.

Paradise Square features a book co-written by Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas and Larry Kirwan. The music is by Jason Howland and Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen and additional material by Masi Asare. Graciela Daniele provides the musical staging, in collaboration with Kaufman and Jones.

The creative team includes scenic designer Allen Moyer, costume designer Toni-Leslie James, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Jon Weston, hair and wig designer Matthew B. Armentrout, associate choreographers Talli Jackson and Gelan Lambert and projection designer Wendall K. Harrington with special effects by Gregory Meeh. Irish and Hammerstep choreography is by Garrett Coleman and Jason Oremus.

The world premiere of Paradise Square was produced in January 2019 by Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The musical is based on Hard Times, conceived by Kirwan, which was originally presented off-Broadway in 2012.

Watch Kalukango, Kennedy and more sing the musical’s opening number below!

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES coming to Huntington, WV

RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES presents The Best of Abbey Road Live! In celebration of Abbey RoadRAIN will bring the greatest hits to life in addition to all your early favorites. The Celebration stops in Huntington at the Mountain Health Arena on Thursday, March 17th and tickets go on sale this Friday (1/21/22), 10am at Ticketmaster.com!

 

This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press). Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate The Best of Abbey Road Live with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES. In addition to the updated sets that include state of the art LED, high-definition screens and multimedia content, RAIN will bring the Abbey Road album to life with the launch of the 2021 Tour.

 

Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. Let RAIN take you back with all of the greatest hits along with all of your other Beatles favorites! This adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

 

Like The Beatles, the onstage members of RAIN are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right!

 

For more information on tour dates, and tickets, please visit:

Red Tail Live brings THE BACHELOR LIVE ON STAGE to Milwaukee and Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 27, 2021)  MagicSpace Entertainment and producers Mark Swanhart and Guy Phillips, in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television announced today the return of The Bachelor Live On Stage Official Tour, the ultimate Bachelor Nation fan party in the form of a wildly fun, flirtatious and interactive evening hosted by former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, who is also host of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast and was most recently seen in the newest season of Bachelor in Paradise. The nationwide tour kicks off in Peoria, IL on March 16, 2022, before traveling to over 40 cities from coast to coast including Milwaukee and Birmingham. Tickets are available at bachelorliveonstage.com.

 

This time around, the tour will feature men from recent seasons of The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise as the on-stage Bachelor; cast members to be announced at a later date. Once again, the live show fits an entire season of The Bachelor drama into one evening, as the audience and on-stage participants will leave the theater feeling like they just spent an evening at the mansion. It’s a thrilling night of laughter, lively games and lighthearted connections with a handful of local ladies, hand-picked from the audience to experience first-hand what life at the mansion is really like. From glamorous limo entrances to outrageous group dates and all the memories that come along with it, Bachelor Nation fans dressed to the nines can bring their watch party crew to cheer on those vying for the final rose of the evening.

 

And, for the first time ever, Bachelor Nation will have a say! Audience members will help along the journey by asking questions, making suggestions and cheering on the participants on stage. From the first impression rose to group date challenges and the coveted one-on-ones, the production gives fans the chance to watch live from their seats as the journey unfolds on stage.

 

“I hope the audience will feel that unique energy, positivity, hope and connection (fingers crossed) that I felt when I joined Bachelor Nation,” said host Becca Kufrin. “I can’t wait to get back out on the road again.”

 

The tour is the latest extension of the hit franchise, which already includes The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, all produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television. The Bachelor television series is entering its 20th year on ABC and airs in over 100 countries around the world. The Bachelor Live On Stage Official Tour guarantees a wild night of fun, shocking surprises and a front-row seat to the journey fans have been watching on television for years. There’s only one question – are you here for the right reasons?

 

The Bachelor Live On Stage is a production of MagicSpace Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Unscripted Television and Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment. Creative team Mark “Swany” Swanhart and Guy Phillips are producing in partnership with MagicSpace.  Their broad experience across television, film and live entertainment includes bringing television hits Dancing with the Stars and America’s Got Talent to the live stage. The Bachelor franchise series are a production of Next Entertainment and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon.

 

The Bachelor Live On Stage will follow all local and state health department guidelines for COVID-19 to ensure a healthy and safe environment for everyone.

 

Follow The Bachelor Live On Stage (#BachelorLiveOnStage, #BachelorLive, #BachelorOnStage) on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

 

The Bachelor Live On Stage tour schedule can be found here:  bachelorliveonstage.com

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About Warner Bros. Unscripted Television

Warner Bros. Unscripted Television is the leading unscripted studio in America, currently producing over 60 series and documentaries, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of programming annually across broadcast, cable, streaming, digital, first-run syndication and podcasts. Led by studio president Mike Darnell, the division is comprised of Warner Horizon, Shed Media and Telepictures and produces leading and award-winning series and franchises such as “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “The Voice,” “Who Do You Think You Are,” “Friends: The Reunion,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Extra” and “The Real,” as well as “Family Game Fight,” “Home Sweet Home,” “The Real Housewives of New York City” and “The Bradshaw Bunch,” among others. Upcoming projects include “The Wheel,” “Paris in Love,” “True Story with Ed Helms and Randall Park,” “Finding Magic Mike” and the first television projects based on the world of Harry Potter to celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary.

 

About Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment

Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment (WBTE), part of WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences, is a worldwide leader in the creation, development and licensing of location-based entertainment, live events, exhibits and theme park experiences based on WarnerMedia’s iconic characters, stories, and brands. WBTE is home to the groundbreaking global locations of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, WB Movie World Australia, and countless other experiences inspired by DC, Looney Tunes, Scooby, Game of Thrones, Friends and more. With best-in-class partners, WBTE allows fans around the world to physically immerse themselves inside their favorite brands and franchises.