Dean Haspiel’s prowess as a cartoonist is well known, but he’s now an emerging playwright as well. His new play, The Last Bar at the End of the World opens tomorrow at Urban Stages in Manhattan – you can buy tickets here. Directed by Phillip Cruise, and starring Cruise, Tarik Davis, Lex Friedman, Seth Gilliam, […]
“Whether it’s a porn set or live theater, the ability to take direction is the most useful skill I have as a performer.”
Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is an LA-based theater troupe that combines pop culture references with the stage, and they’re bringing their brand of lunacy to this year’s Long Beach Comic Con, which is coming right for you Sept, 17-18 in Long Beach, as usual. The programming is just rollign out and ehre’s a first look. CPTALA […]
The NY Times reports that Fun Home, the musical has earned back the money that investors put into it, after eight months. Meaning “It is now officially a hit.” OF course, the Tony Award for BEst Musical didn’t hurt, either. Many thought a musical about a lesbian and her suicidal closeted father would not […]
The enduring and malleable world of Archie Comics is headed or another medium with a Broadway musical now in development with Adam McKay and his Funny or Die production shingle. McKay (Anchorman, Talledega Nights) will write the book; a team for the music has not been announced.
On the Archie side, the show is in good hands: CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has a long history as a playwright and he was once brought in fix Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. President Jon Goldwater will also assist with the development of a show that will be “bright, colorful and slightly demented” according to McKay.
The Tony Awards nominations are out today, honoring the best on Broadway, and Fun Home tied for most nominations with 12 (An American in Paris also got 12.) The musical, based on the Alison Bechdel graphic novel, was nominated for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Director, Best Actor in a Musical (Michael Cerveris), […]
Fun Home opened on Broadway last night and the musical based on Alison Bechdel’s acclaimed graphic novel won rave reviews. The show stars Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs and Sydney Lucas (above) as Bechdel at various ages, and Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn and Oscar Williams as the rest of the Bechdel family. A sampling: […]
The Pulitzer Prize nominated musical version of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home is coming to Broadway near year and the cast and crew have been announced. Michael Cerveris will be reprising his role as Bruce Bechdel, Alison’s closeted father. I was fortunate enough to be invited to a press preview event yesterday at which Bechdel, composer […]
I admit there are lot of things to do in New York City if you like comics, and here’s et another one. Please don’t hate us too much. The Comic Book Theater Festival will run from 6/3-29 @ The Brick and it’s just wha tit sounds like; a whole FESTIVAL of theater works inspired by […]
Fun Home, the musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel memoir about her closeted gay father and her own coming out, is racking up the awards following a limited run at the Public Theater. Over the week it won the Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, and earlier the Lortel Awards for Best Musical. In […]