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Meet 2013 Tony Nominee: George C. Wolfe “Here We Go Again!”

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George C. Wolfe is Broadway. Period. He has been working as a director and a writer on the Great White Way for more nearly 20 years. He made his debut with the unforgettable Jelly’s Last Jam and his last appearance was in 2011’s The Normal Heart. Since then he’s gone on to win 5 Tony Award and be nominated for 5 times that many. He has returned to the Broadway stage directing Tom Hanks and Courtney B Vance, both Tony nominees as well, in the play Lucky Guy. One of our favorite works by him happens to be The Colored Museum which never made it to Broadway. At the beginning of the following video George reads the Topsy monologue from that piece as well find out more about him and his thought process.

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Get Ready Cause Here I Come: Motown the Musical Hits The Road

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Broadway’s latest smash hit, Motown The Musical, will be hitting the road starting April 2014 according to its website. That’s right the show that hasn’t had a non sold out show since beginning previews will have you doing the watusi and the boogaloo in a theatre near you. Its first stop will be the Oriental Theatre in Chicago.

It’s billed as the following: “Motown The Musical is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown founder Berry Gordy’s incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. Featuring all the classics you love, Motown The Musical tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack that changed America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, it finally comes to the Broadway stage in the world premiere of Motown The Musical“.

No additional dates or stops have been announced as of yet. If this sells like the New York production, tickets will sell out faster than you can say ABC. As soon as we find out any additional tour dates, we will let you know.

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NY Times Captures Tony Nominees Shalita Grant Courtney B Vance & Kinky Boots In Performance

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We just LOVE the “In Performance” videos that the NY Times does. They capture actors on video doing short excerpts from their current show. This time around they invited Tony nominees to do scenes on location in an environment that would resemeble the world in which their character would dwell. Take a look at Tony nominees Shalita Grant and Courtney B. Vance’s scenes below.

Shalita Grant plays a doom-predicting waitress in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tony Awards 2013: Shalita Grant – In Performance | The New York Times

The New York Times invited Tony nominees to perform on location. In a cinematic interpretation adapted from “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Shalita Grant plays a doom-predicting waitress.

Courtney B. Vance, who plays a newspaper editor in Lucky Guy,rants about the columnist Mike McAlary.

Tony Awards 2013: Courtney B. Vance – In Performance

The New York Times invited Tony nominees to perform scenes on location in New York. Here, Courtney B. Vance, who plays a newspaper editor in “Lucky Guy,” rants about the columnist Mike McAlary.

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Billy Porter and Stark Sands sing “Not My Father’s Son” from “Kinky Boots” at the shoemaker T. O. Dey.

Tony Awards 2013: ‘Kinky Boots’ – In Performance | The New York Times

The New York Times invited Tony nominees to perform scenes on location in New York. Here, Billy Porter and Stark Sands sing “Not My Father’s Son” from “Kinky Boots” at the shoemaker T. O. Dey.

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