Stories & Cast Interviews

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

LOVE is in the air......

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Lots of Love Songs...100..or more...from the theatre, movies, name it!  All ages will revel in the sheer romantic wonder of it all!  Great music, glorious voices, a fun venue & a terrific meal...who could ask for anything more? This show must be seen by anyone that is , was, or hopes to be,  in love!  Four days only!  February 11-14th ...Join us for a week of love!

The cast of For Lovers Only

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Maury Yeston's NINE

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Marion Cotillard & Maury Yeston at the 2010 Golden Globes.
          In 1973, Maury Yeston, while teaching at Yale, began to write a musical inspired by Federico Fellini's 1963 film 8 1/2As a teenager, Yeston had seen the film, about a film director suffering a midlife crisis and a creativity drought, and he was intrigued by its themes. "I looked at the screen and said 'That's me.' I still believed in all the dreams and ideals of what is was to be an artist, and here was a movie about... an artist in trouble. It became an obsession". Yeston called the musical  Nine (the age of the director in his flashback), explaining that if you add music to 8½, "it's like half a number more."  Playwright, Arthur Kopit wrote the book for the musical. Nine. Opened in 1982 with Raul Julia as Guido, it was a smash hit, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score.
           Rob  Marshall began to think about his  film version of Nine about three years ago. From the beginning, the plan was not to make a movie version of Mr. Yeston's musical, a decision with which the composer agreed. "8½," said Mr. Yeston, is "the quintessential film about the making of a film. "Rob did something that's neither Nine nor '8½.' It's an homage to both."
Mr. Yeston wrote three new songs for the filmKate Hudson, as a Vogue correspondent who believes style is substance, sings a rousing "Cinema Italiano," which artfully explains the appeal of Italy in the mid-'60s, when the new film is set. "Guarda La Luna," sung by Sophia Loren, who plays Guido's mother, summarizes his problem: Do you think that so many will love you as I do? And the powerful "Take It All," sung by Marion Cotillard as Guido's wife, damns him for his infidelity and egocentricity. You grabbed for everything, my friend / But don't you see that in the end / There will be nothing left of me."
        According to Show Music magazine, Yeston "has written some of the most formally structured music in recent musical theatre. But he also has the gift for creating ravishing melody – once you've heard 'An Unusual Way' from Nine, 'Love Can't Happen' from Grand Hotel,  or 'Home' from Phantom, or any number of other Yeston songs, you'll be hooked."
Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Auditions for Nine!

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Seeking Boys able to play 9 year old Italian boys.  

Actual age is not as important as height (4’11 or less)

Must be able to sing and be comfortable with rhythmic choreography.  The character is  little Guido -- the lead male's vision of himself in his youth.  This boy must be a boy soprano who can act. He must be fearless, precocious, and somewhat angelic.  Although he has no real lines, he is integral to the plot through his many appearances in the show.  If attending the audition, please note there is some adult content in the show.  The boys do a song in the show with an "earth mother" type of prostitute.  Both parent and child must be comfortable with such material.

Please bring sheet music for audition song, an accompanist will be provided
Auditions will be held at Westchester Broadway Theatre – 1 Broadway Plaza – Elmsford, NY 10523
On Wednesday January 27, 2010
Please call 914-592-2268 ext 827 and leave your name, your child’s name and the best number to reach you at and you will be called with an audition time.
Rehearsal begins: 2/8/10
Show Runs from: 2/18/10 - 4/25/10
Monday, January 11, 2010

A Valentine Treat!

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FOR LOVERS ONLY, Love Songs...Nothing But Love Songs,  will delight your Valentine!  On Stage February 11th - 14th. Check out a preview!!