April 18, 2014

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PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: APRIL 18
18 Apr 2014
1936 In Irwin Shaw's Bury the Dead the task becomes impossible as the six dead soldiers refuse the grave. This one-act protest against the war will run three months at the Ethel Barrymore in New York. Robert Porterfield and Joseph Kramm are among the actors portraying the soldiers.

The Awesome 80s Prom Will Return to New York City for Five Performances
17 Apr 2014
The Awesome 80s Prom, the long-running, immersive theatrical event that invited theatregoers to prom night, will return for five Saturday evening performances beginning May 17 at New York's new club 42West, located at the bottom of The OUT Hotel on West 42nd Street.

New York City Ballet Gala to Feature Kristen Bell and Selections from Carousel
17 Apr 2014 -- New York City Ballet's May 8 gala at the Koch Theater will feature performances by "Frozen" star Kristen Bell, who will offer selections from the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Carousel, according to the New York Times.

Puppeteer Basil Twist Launches Kickstarter to Complete Work on Project With Late Trailblazer Lee Nagrin
17 Apr 2014 -- A Kickstarter campaign is underway to complete work on a feature-length documentary film that captures Behind the Lid, the downtown production by late trailblazing avante-garde artist Lee Nagrin and acclaimed puppeteer Basil Twist.

All The Way, Tribes, The Flick and The Jungle Book Nominated for Elliot Norton Awards (17 Apr 2014)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Still Dreaming of Paradise..." A Two-Show Day (and Opening Night!) With Paper Mill's South Pacific Star Erin Mackey (17 Apr 2014)

PHOTO ARCHIVE: Rebecca Luker on the Musical Stage (17 Apr 2014)

"Into the Woods" and Annie Star Lilla Crawford Will Offer May Audition Workshop (17 Apr 2014)

First "Jersey Boys" Trailer Airs April 17 on "Entertainment Tonight"; Film Receives R Rating from MPAA (17 Apr 2014)

Play Titles and Casting Announced for "Take Ten" Festival (17 Apr 2014)

Sam Underwood Set for Free Reading of New Comedy Under The Boardwalk (17 Apr 2014)

Soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" Spends Tenth Week Atop Billboard 200; Sales Surpass Two Million (17 Apr 2014)

Fifteen-Minute Musicals, Featuring Work of Kate Anderson, Elyssa Samsel, Caleb Hoyer and More, Will Be Held April 18-19 (17 Apr 2014)

Inventing Mary Martin, Starring Emily Skinner, Cameron Adams, Lynne Halliday and Jason Graae, Extends Off-Broadway Run (17 Apr 2014)

The Incubator Arts Project, Presenter of Cutting-Edge Work, Will Close in July (17 Apr 2014)

American Theater Company and Araca Group Partner to Develop New Plays With AracaWorks: Chicago (17 Apr 2014)

Disney Announces New Same-Day Ticket Policies for Broadway's Aladdin and Newsies (17 Apr 2014)

PHOTO CALL: Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party (17 Apr 2014)

Broadway Records Will Release "Nice Fighting You," Celebration of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; Track List Announced (17 Apr 2014)

Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask Set for TimesTalks Event (17 Apr 2014)

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