|Sent on:||Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:18 AM|
I have 5 shows for this week!! There are still some excellent seats (1st 4 rows of the orchestra) for the entertaining musical FOREVER DUSTY on Wed 3/20 at 7pm (about legendary singer Dusty Springfield – listen to her sing on clip below), THE NORTH POOL (written by Pulitzer Finalist Rajiv Joseph at the Vineyard Theatre Wed 3/20, Thu 3/21 & Fri, 3/22 at 8pm, the play BEARS for Thu 3/21 at 7:30pm, THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC’S BACH VARIATIONS RUSH HOUR VIOLIN CONCERTOS on Wed 3/20 at 6:45pm and the children’s theatre piece BUNNICULAR THE MUSICAL on Wed 3/20 and Thu, 3/21 at 1pm. See below for details and reviewer quotes.
FOREVER DUSTY at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street
- Wednesday 3/20 at 7 pm (Tickets $30)
With her towering blonde beehive, spectacular outfits, and most of all, her unforgettable, soulful voice, Dusty Springfield became the first great female pop star of the 1960s. But how did a shy, awkward Catholic schoolgirl with the cumbersome name of Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, transform herself into an icon for a generation?
Forever Dusty tells the compelling and moving story of Dusty's journey, in a dramatic, high-energy musical filled with some of the most exciting pop songs ever written, including "Son of a Preacher Man," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "The Look of Love," and many others.
--- "An ambitious and stylish musical about the iconic soul singer Dusty Springfield." (Ben Brantley, NY Times)
--- "IF YOU LIKE JERSEY BOYS, THEN YOU WILL LOVE FOREVER DUSTY!"
---"Forever Dusty goes much farther than any other Dusty show I have seen in portraying the singer's 30-year career and the emotional roller coaster that was her life. The script weaves Dusty’s hit songs cleverly into the biographical story line; Kirsten Holly Smith delivers them with exciting authority and, most importantly, sings with the genuine soul sound that distinguished Dusty from her Britpop contemporaries and earned the respect of Motown's stars. The show covers a lot of ground in under two hours; it paints a vivid picture of Dusty’s colorful, sometimes sensational life and the unique musical talent that produced pop songs that still sound fresh after forty years. Bravo to Smith and Vankin for bringing Dusty to life so richly for a new generation of fans."
THE NORTH POOL at The Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street, Union Square
- Wednesday 3/20 at 8 pm (Tickets $30)
- Thursday 3/21 at 8 pm
- Friday 3/22 at 8 pm
By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
Starring Babak Tafti and Stephen Barker Turner
In this riveting psychological drama, a high school vice principal and a Middle Eastern-born transfer student engage in a politically and emotionally charged game of cat and mouse, with dangerous consequences. A powerful new play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, author of BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, and recipient of The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, and recipient of The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
BACH VARIATIONS-RUSH HOUR-NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center
- Wednesday 3/20 at 6: 45 pm (Tickets $30)
Rush Hour: The Bach Variations: Violin Concertos in A minor and E major
Wednesday at 6:45
BEARS at 59e59 Theatre, 59 East 59th Street
- Thursday 3/21 at 7:30 pm (Tickets $30)
By MARK RIGNEY
Directed by KRISTIN McCARTHY PARKER
With NICK ABEEL, JONATHAN DICKSON and JENNA PANTHER
The human world is going to hell in a hand-basket, but neither Growl Bear nor Timmy Bear, two grizzlies stuck in a suddenly deserted zoo, have the least idea what a hand-basket might be. Enter Susie, a new wild bear, who convinces them to enter the world of the wilderness. Growl, Timmy, and Susie must learn who they are, how to survive, and define for themselves what it truly means to be a Bear.
What if the only apparent survivors of the apocalypse were three bears? Two grizzlies in captivity, Growl Bear and Timmy Bear, find themselves stuck in a suddenly deserted zoo.
BUNNICULA THE MUSICAL DR2 Kids Series AT DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15th Street between Union Square East and Irving Place.
- Wednesday 3/20 at 1 pm (Tickets $20)
- Thursday 3/21 at 1 pm
More info on BUNNICULA
Lock up your lettuce… Protect your parsley… Rescue your rutabaga! One dark and stormy night, the Monroe family brings home orphaned rabbit with mysterious habits and sharp fangs. Could this new member of the family possibly be a vampire? Find out in BUNNICULA! - Perfect for ages 4 and up! - Based on the acclaimed children’s book series by Deborah & James Howe, this new musical adaptation of BUNNICULA features a book by Tony Award nominee Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife), music by Sam Davis and lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop (When Pigs Fly). Directed by Carl Andress (The Divine Sister), the production is choreographed by Connor Gallagher and features scenic design by Rob Odorisio (Skippyjon Jones) and costume design by Lortel Award winner Gregory Gale (The Voysey Inheritance). Orchestrations are by Greg Pliska (War Horse) and musical direction is by James Cunningham.