Playing May 19 - July 3, 2022

By Waldo Cabrera

KINKY BOOTS is the freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical and the winner of every major award, including the Tony® Award for Best Musical! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein, this ‘dazzling, sassy and uplifting musical celebrates a joyous story, inspired by true life events, taking you from the factory floor of a men’s shoe factory to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! It’s the ultimate fun night out for everyone to experience the energy, joy, and laughter of this dazzling show.

Book By Harvey Fierstein

Music / Lyrics Cyndi Lauper

Choreographer Natalie Malotke

Director Igor Goldin

 

 

Featured interviews

Zach Hess

Omari Collins

Lily Kaufmann

BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY TELLS THE TRUE STORY OF BUDDY’S METEORIC RISE TO FAME, FROM THE MOMENT IN 1957 WHEN ‘THAT’LL BE THE DAY’ HIT THE AIRWAVES UNTIL HIS TRAGIC DEATH LESS THAN TWO YEARS LATER ON “THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED”. THE SHOW FEATURES OVER 20 OF BUDDY HOLLY’S GREATEST HITS INCLUDING ‘THAT’LL BE THE DAY’, ‘PEGGY SUE’, ‘EVERYDAY’, ‘OH BOY’, ‘NOT FADE AWAY’, ‘RAVE ON’ AND ‘RAINING IN MY HEART’, PLUS RITCHIE VALENS’ ‘LA BAMBA’ AND THE BIG BOPPER’S ‘CHANTILLY LACE’.

 

Featured interviews

John Dewey

Scott Prall

Isaac Hickox-Young

Kaelyn Gonzalez

Jorge Blakely

Jack Boyce

 

Tickets and information at

Argyle Theatre in Babylon

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport Announces 2022-2023 Season

Northport, N.Y. – The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to announce our 2022-2023 Main Stage Season.  The new season includes one New York premiere, one Long Island premiere, a cherished holiday classic, a beloved family classic, a modern musical comedy, and a thrilling dramatic musical. Season tickets are on sale now.  Single show tickets go on sale on June 13, 2022. 

“We have a fantastic collection of shows for our new season starting off with the New York premiere of a brand new musical,” said Richard Dolce, Producing Artistic Director and Co-Owner of The John W. Engeman Theater. “This season is going to be so much fun with an incredible mix of new and classic shows.  It’s wonderful to see so many patrons excited about live theater again!”

The season starts off with the New York premiere of the new musical MYSTIC PIZZA.  Based on the classic 1988 movie starring Julia Roberts, MYSTIC PIZZA charts the lives and loves of three unforgettable waitresses in the harbor town of Mystic, CT.  Featuring some of the best pop songs of the 80’s and 90’s such as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Addicted To Love,” “Small Town,” “Hold On,” and “Take My Breath Away,” MYSTIC PIZZA has all the ingredients for a romantic comedy–with the works! September 15 - October 30, 2022

For the holiday season, we bring back one of our most popular holiday shows - A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL.  Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas –an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. Based on the beloved movie, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL is the perfect holiday gift for the entire family! November 17, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Next up, we take you to a luxurious coastal resort where con artist Lawrence Jameson enjoys the fruits of his deceptions – that is, until a competitor, Freddy Benson, shows up. When the new guy’s lowbrow tactics impinge on his own work, Jameson resolves to get rid of him. Based on the uproarious movie, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS boasts a jazzy-pop score by David Yazbek, who also wrote the music for The Full Monty. January 19 - March 5, 2023

In the Spring, we bring you the swashbuckling, sensuous, musical adventure, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. Percy Blakeney, a proper Englishman, takes on a sword fighting and dashing double identity as The Scarlet Pimpernel to save French citizens from the blood-hungry guillotine. The Pimpernel’s exploits soon become the talk of Paris, however, the fanatical Agent Chauvelin will stop at nothing to catch the Pimpernel and send him to the guillotine. With a rousing and passionate score by Frank Wildhorn, who also wrote the music for Jekyll & Hyde, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL is a musical not to be missed! March 16 - April 30, 2023

No season is complete without a classic musical, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC is one of the best!  Set in Austria at the dawn of WWII, THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as a governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She soon finds herself falling in love with the children and their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. But when the Captain is ordered to take a commission in the German Navy, he must decide whether to accept or flee his beloved homeland. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, “The Sound Music,” this musical has won the hearts of audiences worldwide. May 18 – July 2, 2023

We conclude our 2022-2023 season on island time with ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!  A part-time bartender, part-time singer and full-time charmer thinks he’s got life all figured out until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything. ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is a musical comedy featuring the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics including “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more! This hilarious, heartwarming musical is the party you’ve been waiting for! July 13 - August 27, 2023

Tickets may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, by visiting www.engemantheater.com

Plaza presents the Long Island premiere of the The Color Purple  based on the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Brothers/Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture with a book by Marsha Norman and Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Brey.

The show, which celebrates the human spirit, is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.

 

The cast of The Color Purple features

Camile Capers as Celie, Teisha Duncan as Shug Avery, Ellisha Marie as Sofia, Najee Rawls as Mister, Brianna Justine as Nettie, Jahlil M. Burke as Harpo, and includes Ken Boyd, Moriah Cary, Levane Harrington, Madison B. Harris, Nélasheé, Joshua Shepard, Aniya Simmons, Troy Donnel Staten Jr., Elijah Stinson And Vanessa Triplett.

 

For more information visit

https://plazabroadwaylongisland.com

 

 

By Waldo Cabrera

Sleeping Beauty March 26 - May 1

 

Sleeping Beauty (Prince Street Players Version) is yet another brilliant offering from Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy, the creative forces behind Prince Street Players, one of the pinnacles of Theatre for Young Audience companies. Infuriated not to have received an invitation to the Royal Christening, the evil fairy, Trollarina, exacts her revenge on the Royal Family and her sister fairies by casting a spell on Princess Melisande. Sixteen years later, the Princess is sent into a decade-long sleep after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. Little does Trollarina realize that more than one spell is about to be broken, thanks to the kiss of an amnestic, enchanted Faun.

 

 

Featured interviews

Yardén Barr

Jon Sawyer Coffin

Brooke Wexler

Louisa Bikowski

Actor Profiles - Most Recent Additions 2

Jason Simon - Actor Profile

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Richard LaFleur - Actor Profile

Richard Lafleur is a Canadian born actor, singer, dancer, and aspiring writer.

Montreal, Quebec
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Gina Milo - Actor Profile

Gina is a Long Island born, actor/singer based in New York City. She most recently appeared as Martha Vail in the York Theater's Mufti production of Subways are for Sleeping and Tanya in Mason Street's production of Mamma

New York, New York
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Eddie Gutierrez - actor profile

Eddie attended NYU for acting, training at the Stella Adler Studio and the Experimental Theatre Wing, and while he was there, he picked up a minor in Music, while also enrolling in the dance program at Peridance in Union Square.

Monica Cioffi - Actor Profile

Get To Know Dancer / Actor Monica Cioffi backstage at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, NY

Carina Avila - Actor Profile

Meet Carina Avila got her start in Los Angeles working on TV and music videos. She is now focused on transferring her early success to the theatre.

New York, New York
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Cait Crowley - Actor Profile

Cait is a New York City based actor, dancer and singer who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University.

New York, New York
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Lance E. Hayes - Actor Profile

Lance is currently a working actor out of New York City, and is loving every minute.

New York, New York
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Berkeley Repertory Theatre

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Berkeley, California
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Kitchen Theatre Company

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New York, New York
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Artists Repertory Theatre

Artists Repertory Theatre’s mission is to produce intimate, provocative theatre and provide a home for artists of varied backgrounds to take creative risks.

Artists Rep is Portland’s…

Portland, Oregon
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Door Shakespeare Inc

Door Shakespeare was created under umbrella of Northern Sky Theatre (AFT) in collaboration with Blue Circle Theatre in 1995. The first season produced in the Garden at Björklunden included…

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Aurora Civic Center Authority

The Aurora Civic Center Authority Board is authorized by law to promote, operate and maintain expositions, conventions, theatrical, sports and cultural activities in the City of Aurora and in…

Aurora, Illinois
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Syracuse Stage

Syracuse Stage is Central New York’s premier professional theatre. Founded in 1974, Stage has produced more than 300 plays in 43 seasons including a number of world, American, and East…

Syracuse, New York
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