Erich Schuett and Olivia Hadad, who appeared in the musical “Zombie Prom” at the Vineyard Theatre in NYC, have now made their first recording together–Chip Deffaa’s “A Stage-Door Kind of Love,” being released March 30th. The recording, which will be available Saturday from CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, etc., may be pre-ordered here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/erichschuett1.
Written, arranged, and produced by ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa, the musical sketch “A Stage-Door Kind of Love,” presents–through music and words–the relationship of two teens who’ve grown close together at summer theater-camp. Deffaa notes: “It’s inspired by Stagedoor Manor, which is, along with French Woods, one of the two best theater camps in the world.
Olivia Hadad has actually attended the camp–as have assorted pros who’ve been in plays I’ve written and directed, or on recordings I’ve produced. A lot of talented people I know–from singer/actor Beau Cassidy to one of
Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Erich-Schuett-Olivia-Hadads-A-STAGE-DOOR-KIND-OF-LOVE-To-Be-Released-March-30th-20190328
Judd Apatow may be comedy’s sharpest tastemaker, recognizing the full potential of Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”), Steve Carell (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) and Lena Dunham (“Girls”) long before the rest of Hollywood’s gatekeepers.
For the past year, the director/writer/producer has also carved out time to champion a promising stand-up comic: himself.
Most of Apatow’s performances have been limited to the coasts and festivals — a set in Montreal was taped for a Netflix special released last December — but this fall he’s embarking on a short swing through the Midwest, including a stop Wednesday in Minneapolis.
Apatow spoke by phone recently about the comic who lured him back on stage, some valuable advice from the late Garry Shandling and how he’s coming to terms with the downfall of Bill Cosby.
Q: Why do so many people think they can do stand-up comedy?
A: I’m not sure they do. Most people
Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/director-judd-apatow-retakes-the-stage-in-minneapolis-there-s-an-immediacy-to-stand-up/499337901/
Rita Ora is thinking of selling all her old tour outfits.
The ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ hitmaker has kept all the garments she has previously worn on stage, but is running out of space at home to store them so may offer fans the chance to buy a piece of her pop history.
She said: “My home is a little messy. There are clothes all over the place. When I want to open the door, things fall out. It’s mostly stuff I’ve worn at shows, maybe I’ll do an exhibition or sell them.”
The 27-year-old singer is preparing to release her new album ‘Phoenix’ and even though it has been a long journey to get it our, Rita doesn’t feel much different to when she brought out her debut record, ‘Ora’, six years ago.
Speaking to OK! magazine, she said: “A debut album is always easier than every album that follows, and
Read more at: https://journalstar.com/entertainment/music/rita-ora-to-auction-off-stage-outfits/article_62912a66-d1b2-5650-99ea-2992de9dd943.html
Lana Del Rey is recovering after a stalker planned to kidnap her. As Papermag shares, the singer had a recent on-stage moment of nerves that she shared with fans in Atlanta last week. “After what happened in Orlando,” she told the crowd, “I just really wanted to be here with you guys tonight. I was totally feeling fine and then I just got… a little bit nervous when I got on stage.”
The “Love” singer thanked her fans for supporting her through this time. “I just want to say that I’m super happy to be here with you guys. But if I’m a little bit feathery, bear with me.”
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On February 2, a Florida man was arrested for allegedly threatening to kidnap the singer at her Orlando concert. As The New York Times reported, 43-year-old Michael Shawn
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/lana-del-rey-breaks-down-on-stage-after-kidnapping-plot-thwarted
Two men allegedly killed a stray dog to help stage a fake crime scene with a long-running enemy. According to WSAZ, 26-year-old Jeffrey Spence and 19-year-old Casey Spence used dog blood to help concoct a story about being attacked. They have been charged with first-degree assault, second-degree criminal trespassing and theft by unlawful taking or disposition a motor vehicle.
The incident began when authorities found a man named Fred Daniels hit on the head with a crowbar near his home in Tomahawk, Kentucky on Saturday morning. He had to have around 50 staples in his head. He said the assailants had stolen his truck after the attack.
Later that morning, the Spences claimed Daniels assaulted them at their home with a shotgun and that Casey used the crowbar in an act of self-defense. While searching the premises, authorities found blood everywhere in the home that was staged to look like Daniels’ blood and a hole
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/men-killed-stray-dog-used-blood-stage-crime-scene
A British woman who was recently diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer wrote in a now-viral Facebook post this week that doctors repeatedly “brushed off” her cancer because she “looked healthy,” and instead, diagnosed her with asthma.
Vicky Veness, a 30-year-old personal trainer and non-smoker, wrote the post on Aug. 12, and has since garnered 1.8 thousand Facebook reactions and more than 600 shares.
“This photo was taken a few hours before I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer,” the post reads. “I’m 30 years old, a personal trainer, runner, non smoker and healthy eater. When you have cancer you won’t necessarily look ill on the outside. The symptoms might be much more subtle and only show themselves occasionally.”
“Unfortunately my symptoms were brushed off as asthma by many general practitioners,” the post continues. “The moral of the story is this, if you feel unwell for whatever reason, it doesn’t matter how silly
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/doctors-misdiagnose-womans-stage-four-lung-cancer-as-asthma-because-she-looked-healthy
A French singer died on stage on Wednesday after reportedly being electrocuted.
Rising star Barbara Weldens, 35, was performing at a local festival in France when she collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest, according to the BBC. Storms were reportedly moving through the area at the time.
Investigators are looking into electrical equipment on the stage.
According to the New York Daily News, the festival put out a statement on her death, saying, “It was with great emotion that we learned this morning of the death of Barbara Weldens, our Pic d’Or 2016 at a concert last night in Gourdon in the Lot, obviously electrocuted.”
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/35-year-old-french-singer-dies-while-performing-on-stage
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Joe Bigelow) and Richard Loeb (Dean Linnard) Dean Linnard plays Loeb and Joe Bigelow is Leopold in “Thrill Me,” now playing at Luna Stage.
manipulation takes center stage.
More than a simple plot device, manipulation is this two-man musical’s central subject, oozing throughout the show like an irrepressible, elemental force. The intimate black box of West Orange’s Luna Stage offers spectators no place to hide from the ever-mounting tension. The result is a wonderfully gripping ninety minutes where we are never certain who is controlling our sympathies.
The musical, written by Stephen Dolginoff, is based on the real-life story of Nathan Leopold (played here by Joe Bigelow) and Richard Loeb (Dean Linnard) — the infamous Chicago men who, in 1924, murdered young Bobby Franks for little apparent reason other than the joy of proving they could get away with it. Their trial became a
Read more at: https://www.nj.com/entertainment/2015/12/thrill_me_review_luna_stage.html
The phrase “holiday entertainment” usually conjures up thoughts of singing elves or dancing Rockettes.
Tell that to West Orange’s Luna Stage, which instead has on its docket an intimate, psychological musical about two murderers. “Thrill Me: The Leopold Loeb Story” is based on the same real-life story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope” and the Sandra Bullock thriller “Murder by Numbers.” Unlike most holiday shows, this one definitely does not end with a warm-and-fuzzy volley of Christmas carols.
“We didn’t have an original holiday piece this year,” says Cheryl Katz, artistic director at Luna Stage. “So I wanted to give our audience something different, something outside of the realm of what we normally produce.”
“I would say it’s ‘alternative programming,'” adds the show’s creator, Stephen Dolginoff, laughing.
First staged off-Broadway in 2005, “Thrill Me” is a two-person musical about the purported “crime of the century” in 1924, in
Read more at: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/11/homicide_for_the_holidays_luna_stage_serves_up_chi.html