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Kristine Nielsen on Getting Bloody on Broadway and Touching Ben Walker’s Butt

Kristine Nielsen on Getting Bloody on Broadway and Touching Ben Walker’s Butt

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Kristine Nielsen always gets her laugh. As an actress, she has a unparalleled comedy pedigree, having originated many roles for playwright Christopher Durang, played the original Crazy Mary in A.R. Gurney’s play of the same name, and the original Bootsy in Charles Busch’s Die Mommie Die. And with credits like The Iceman Cometh and A Streetcar ...

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A Killer Opening Night for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

A Killer Opening Night for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
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Broadway got a little sexier on October 13 when the highly-anticipated rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson officially opened on the Great White Way. The musical about the life of our seventh—and, if the show is to be believed, hottest—president, features a pulsing rock score and the immortal tagline, “History just got all sexypants.” It was extended three times ...

Not Your Mama’s History Lesson! A First Look at Broadway's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Not Your Mama’s History Lesson! A First Look at Broadway's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
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Our seventh President is known for many things, like founding the Democratic Party, relocating the Native American population and being the face on the $20 bill. You know, no big deal. But now, thanks to rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, he is famous for something else: his very tight, very sexy, pants. After its sell-out run at the Public ...

Getting Sexypants in Rehearsal with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Getting Sexypants in Rehearsal with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
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How does history get all sexypants? That’s what Broadway.com was determined to find out when we slipped into rehearsal with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, the emo rock musical that starts performances at Broadway's Jacobs Theatre on September 21. After their thrice-extended off-Broadway run at the Public Theater, Prez Jackson and friends like John Adams, John Quincy Adams and James ...

Hail to the Chief: Broadway-Bound Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Cast Meets the Press

Hail to the Chief: Broadway-Bound Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Cast Meets the Press
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Old Hickory is headed uptown! Yes, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, winner of Broadway.com’s 2010 Audience Award for Favorite Off-Broadway Musical, will make its Broadway debut beginning September 20 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. With a young and talented cast led by dreamy Benjamin Walker in the title role, this cheeky musical portrait of America’s seventh president is poised ...

Kristine Nielsen Joins Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Cast

Kristine Nielsen Joins Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Cast

Casting is complete for the Public Theater's Broadway transfer of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, with Kristine Nielsen joining the show as Storyteller and Cameron Ocasio as Jackson's adopted son, Lyncoya. With original star Benjamin Walker reprising the title role, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will begin performances at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre on September 20 ahead of an October 13 opening ...

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Christopher Durang's Why Torture Is Wrong Extends Again at the Public

Christopher Durang's Why Torture Is Wrong Extends Again at the Public

The world premiere of Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong, And the People Who Love Them is once again extending its limited engagement by a week. The comedy, directed by Nicholas Martin, will now play through May 10.

Why Torture Is Wrong, And The People Who Love Them tells the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her ...

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Why Torture Is Wrong, And the People Who Love Them Extends Through May 3

Why Torture Is Wrong, And the People Who Love Them Extends Through May 3

Due to high ticket demand, the world premiere of playwright Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong, And the People Who Love Them, currently playing at The Public Theater, will extend its limited engagement by one week. The comedy, directed by Nicholas Martin, opened to critical acclaim on April 6. Originally scheduled to play through April 26, the show has added ...

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Laura Benanti Joins Complete Cast for Public's Why Torture Is Wrong

Laura Benanti Joins Complete Cast for Public's Why Torture Is Wrong

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti and Broadway alums Audrie Neenan and Richard Poe have joined the cast of Christopher Durang’s forthcoming Why Torture Is Wrong, And The People Who Love Them, which begins previews on March 24 at The Public Theater. The world premiere comedy, directed by Nicholas Martin, opens April 6 and runs through April 26.

 

Benanti, Neenan and Poe ...

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To Be or Not to Be Will Close on November 16

To Be or Not to Be Will Close on November 16

Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway production of Nick Whitby’s To Be or Not To Be will close on November 16, at the end of its subscription run. The play had been offering single tickets through November 23, but that week of performances will not take place. To Be or Not to Be opened on October 14 at the Samuel J. Friedman ...

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To Be or Not To Be Delays Previews and Resets Opening Night

To Be or Not To Be Delays Previews and Resets Opening Night

 

Manhattan Theatre Club has postponed the first preview and opening night of its Broadway premiere production of Nick Whitby's To Be or Not To Be. The play, which had already delayed previews by two days, will now give its first performance on September 16 rather than September 13 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Opening night, which has been ...

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To Be or Not to Be Postpones First Preview by Two Days

To Be or Not to Be Postpones First Preview by Two Days

 

Manhattan Theatre Club has postponed the first Broadway preview of Nick Whitby's To Be or Not to Be. The production, which was originally scheduled to begin previews on September 11, will now hold its first preview on Saturday evening, September 13. Based on the 1942 film comedy of the same name, To Be or Not To Be will open ...

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Full Casting Announced for MTC's To Be or Not To Be

 

Full casting has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of Nick Whitby's To Be Or Not To Be. The Casey Nicholaw-helmed comedy will kick off MTC's 2008-2009 season, beginning previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre previously the Biltmore Theatre on September 11 and opening October 2.

Robert Dorfman The Drowsy Chaperone, Michael McCarty Mary Poppins ...

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Kristine Nielsen Will Replace Kate Burton in Spring Awakening

 

Kristine Nielsen will join the cast of Spring Awakening on March 4 in the adult women's roles, producer Jeffrey Richards confirmed. Nielsen replaces Kate Burton, who joined the show on December 21 and will depart on March 2. Spring Awakening is continuing its run at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Nielsen is scheduled to play Madame de Volanges, the mother ...

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Gummer, Nielsen, Phillips, Walker & More Ready for Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Gummer, Nielsen, Phillips, Walker & More Ready for Les Liaisons Dangereuses

 

Mamie Gummer, Kristine Nielsen, Siân Phillips, Benjamin Walker, Rosie Benton and Derek Cecil have joined the company of the Roundabout Theater Company's forthcoming revival of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Directed by Rufus Norris, the production will begin performances at the American Airlines Theatre on April 11, 2008, and open on May 1.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses centers on the ...

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Nielsen, Hoch & More Join Charles Busch in Die Mommie Die!

 

Casting is now complete for the off-Broadway premiere of Charles Busch's comedy Die Mommie Die!. The play begins previews on October 10 at New World Stages and opens on October 21, directed by Carl Andress. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through February 17, 2008.

In addition to Busch, who stars as fallen pop diva Angela Arden, Die ...

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Crazy Mary, Starring Weaver and Nielsen, Adds Six Performances

Crazy Mary, Starring Weaver and Nielsen, Adds Six Performances

 

 

 

Playwrights Horizons will extend its sold-out production of A.R. Gurney's Crazy Mary, adding six performances that will begin the weekend after the original closing date of June 17. The unusual extension dates starting on June 23 and playing through June 26, including a Monday night performance on June 25 reflect leading lady Sigourney Weaver working out ...

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Casting Complete for Gurney's Crazy Mary at Playwrights Horizons

Casting Complete for Gurney's Crazy Mary at Playwrights Horizons

 

Casting has been completed for Playwrights Horizons' forthcoming world-premiere production of A.R. Gurney's Crazy Mary, directed by Jim Simpson, artistic director of The Flea Theater. Previews will begin May 11 with an official opening on June 3 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater. The limited engagement will continue through June 17.

As previously announced, the cast will be headlined ...

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Mulgrew, Caulfield, Nielsen Among Cast of Charles Busch's Our Leading Lady

Mulgrew, Caulfield, Nielsen Among Cast of Charles Busch's Our Leading Lady

 

Full casting has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's world-premiere of Charles Busch's Our Leading Lady at New York City Center Stage II. The production, directed by MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow who collaborated with Busch on the hit comedy The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, begins previews on February 22, 2007, and is scheduled to open off-Broadway on ...

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Peter Weller, Kristine Nielsen Join Playwrights Horizons Season

Peter Weller, Kristine Nielsen Join Playwrights Horizons Season

 

Stage veteran Peter Weller, star of TV's 24 and the popular Robocop films, will play Frank Lloyd Wright in the New York premiere of Richard Nelson's Frank's Home at Playwrights Horizons early next year. Harris Yulin co-stars as Wright's mentor, architect Louis Sullivan. Previews begin January 17 at the off-Broadway company's Mainstage Theater, directed by Robert Falls.

In other ...

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Pedro Pascal Joins Cast of MTC's Based on a Totally True Story

Pedro Pascal Joins Cast of MTC's Based on a Totally True Story

 

Pedro Pascal will join Carson Elrod, Erik Heger, Kristine Nielsen and Michael Tucker in the upcoming Manhattan Theatre Club mounting of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Based on a Totally True Story. The show, directed by Michael Bush, is scheduled to begin performances at City Center Stage II on March 23.

The play centers on Ethan Keene Elrod, a young playwright and ...

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Elrod, Heger, Nielsen & Tucker Set for True Story at MTC

 

Carson Elrod, Erik Heger, Kristine Nielsen and Michael Tucker will star in the Manhattan Theatre Club mounting of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Based on a Totally True Story. The show, directed by Michael Bush, is scheduled to begin performances at City Center Stage II on March 23.

The play centers on Ethan Keene Elrod, a young playwright and comic book writer ...

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Christopher Durang's Miss Witherspoon Extends at Playwrights Horizons

Christopher Durang's Miss Witherspoon Extends at Playwrights Horizons

 

Playwrights Horizons has extended the limited engagement of its production of Christopher Durang's Miss Witherspoon by two weeks. The mounting, directed by Emily Mann, will now run through January 1.

In Miss Witherspoon, Veronica Kristine Nielsen is a woman who, in life turned her back on religion. So why is she spending eternity in the netherworld with a Hindu ...

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Cast Set for Christopher Durang's Miss Witherspoon at Playwrights Horizons

Cast Set for Christopher Durang's Miss Witherspoon at Playwrights Horizons

 

Playwrights Horizons has announced the cast of Christopher Durang's Miss Witherspoon. The show will star Kristine Nielsen in the title role and also feature Lynda Gravátt, Mahira Kakkar, Jeremy Shamos and Colleen Werthmann.

In Miss Witherspoon, Veronica Nielsen is a woman who, in life turned her back on religion. So why is she spending eternity in the netherworld with ...

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