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Wendy Williams, The Broadway Star?

Written on April 19, 2013 by

Filed Under: New Role, New Theater

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Talk show host Wendy Williams will be making her theatrical debut as Big mama Morton in the musical Chicago

Her run will be June 25 through August 11. Source

No tea, no shade, but last time I checked Wendy couldn’t sing and she sure as hell can’t dance.  So how exactly does she plan to pull this off.

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Usher Has a New Gig

Written on April 20, 2012 by

Filed Under: New Theater, Usher Raymond

Usher is working overtime to make sure he stays relevant.  His most recent gig is as the lead in the off Broadway production of Fuerza Bruta.

The show is described as an interactive fantasy.  He’ll be playing ‘Running Man.’ In the song, dance, extreme performance show.

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I’ve been wanting to see this for months.  Why is it that whenever I catch wind of a show, someone big ends up starring in it and makes the prices go through the roof. #Annoyed

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Pre-Event Coverage: Death of the Diva: A One-Woman Musical Narrative

Written on February 29, 2012 by

Filed Under: Advertisement, Events, New Theater

 

Written by: Amanda Seales / Directed by: Roger C. Jeffrey

Amanda Seales, known to many of you as Amanda Diva, has written and stars in a one woman show that challenges pop culture’s portrayal of women through a series of hilarious characters.

What’s the show about? Peep a blurb from her website below:

Women are fist fighting all over television Little girls want to be reality stars. The only female rapper in the mainstream is a Black woman that calls herself “Barbie” and many of the most talented ladies in the industry have become egomaniacs. According to tv/web personality, recording artist, & actress Amanda Seales, the Diva is dead.

In her latest project, a comedic musically infused one-woman show Amanda challenges pop culture’s portrayal of women one hilarious character at a time. Melding melody and monologue, this hilarious, thought provoking show calls out the cause and effect of the overwhelming number of negative images of women in today’s media and gives rise to restoring the balance. Accompanied by a three-piece band, and video imagery, the show is dynamic and interactive compelling audiences to laugh, empathize, and nod their heads to the original musical numbers integrated throughout. A timely piece Death of the Diva invokes thought, raises awareness, and encourages movement towards countering the overwhelmingly negative position pop culture has taken in how women should be represented on media’s global stage.

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March 23-25 & March 30, 31 & April 1

The Helen Mills Theater

37-39 26th st NY, NY

Buy tickets HERE.

Support Death of the Diva HERE.

Official Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: deathofthediva@gmail.com

AMANDA SEALES DEBUTS MUSICALLY INFUSED PLAY “DEATH OF THE DIVA”

“Death of the Diva” examines pop-culture influence on shaping society’s views on women-Amanda Seales

NEW YORK (January 2011) —Actress, rapper and artist Amanda Seales will debut her one-woman show ”Death of the Diva” this Spring. In her latest project, Seales morphs in and out of a multitude of characters using narrative, satire, rhyme and song to convey her theory of what caused the destruction of powerful black women in mainstream media while also highlighting the women who are affected by this.

According to Amanda Seales, “the diva is dead”. “I wanted to do something to let people know what the word ‘diva’ really meant and what the term has come to mean today”, Seales says about what inspired her to create this production. “Too often these days, we see women being celebrated as ‘divas’ for their unwelcoming and selfish behavior-not because they possess any actual talent”. Seales recently decided to drop her stage name “Amanda Diva” and return to her legal name, Amanda Seales, in an effort to distance herself from the current connotations that now come along with the modern use of the term.

Exploring the influence of imagery, Seales takes her audience through a journey of pop-culture and everyday influences that have broken down the modern day woman and continue to penetrate the minds of growing young ladies. Seales transforms into several archetypical characters involved in the metaphorical “death of the diva” including an impressionable young woman who’s life aspirations are based on what she sees in the media and an MC turned father who tries to explain his demeaning lyrics to his newborn daughter.

“Death of the Diva” seeks to assign accountability for the lack of positive female images in mainstream media, and raise awareness of the repercussions it will have on future generations. “Death of the Diva”

Stay tuned for a full review of the show. I’ve been following Amanda for a minute now and was excited and privileged to cover Grey Goose Rising Icons event honoring her and LaureLuxe.

I support black art and hope that you’ll do the same. It is Black History Month afterall. (Lo skips off singing ‘Follow me!/Follow me!/Do everything that you see!’)

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

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Pre-Event Coverage: Death of the Diva: A One-Woman Musical Narrative

Written on February 23, 2012 by

Filed Under: New Theater

Written by: Amanda Seales / Directed by: Roger C. Jeffrey

Amanda Seales, known to many of you as Amanda Diva, has written and stars in a one woman show that challenges pop culture’s portrayal of women through a series of hilarious characters.

What’s the show about? Peep a blurb from her website below:

Women are fist fighting all over television Little girls want to be reality stars. The only female rapper in the mainstream is a Black woman that calls herself “Barbie” and many of the most talented ladies in the industry have become egomaniacs. According to tv/web personality, recording artist, & actress Amanda Seales, the Diva is dead.

In her latest project, a comedic musically infused one-woman show Amanda challenges pop culture’s portrayal of women one hilarious character at a time. Melding melody and monologue, this hilarious, thought provoking show calls out the cause and effect of the overwhelming number of negative images of women in today’s media and gives rise to restoring the balance. Accompanied by a three-piece band, and video imagery, the show is dynamic and interactive compelling audiences to laugh, empathize, and nod their heads to the original musical numbers integrated throughout. A timely piece Death of the Diva invokes thought, raises awareness, and encourages movement towards countering the overwhelmingly negative position pop culture has taken in how women should be represented on media’s global stage.

 

March 23-25 & March 30, 31 & April 1

The Helen Mills Theater

37-39 26th st NY, NY

Buy tickets HERE.

Support Death of the Diva HERE.

Official Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: deathofthediva@gmail.com

AMANDA SEALES DEBUTS MUSICALLY INFUSED PLAY “DEATH OF THE DIVA”

“Death of the Diva” examines pop-culture influence on shaping society’s views on women-Amanda Seales

NEW YORK (January 2011) —Actress, rapper and artist Amanda Seales will debut her one-woman show ”Death of the Diva” this Spring. In her latest project, Seales morphs in and out of a multitude of characters using narrative, satire, rhyme and song to convey her theory of what caused the destruction of powerful black women in mainstream media while also highlighting the women who are affected by this.

According to Amanda Seales, “the diva is dead”. “I wanted to do something to let people know what the word ‘diva’ really meant and what the term has come to mean today”, Seales says about what inspired her to create this production. “Too often these days, we see women being celebrated as ‘divas’ for their unwelcoming and selfish behavior-not because they possess any actual talent”. Seales recently decided to drop her stage name “Amanda Diva” and return to her legal name, Amanda Seales, in an effort to distance herself from the current connotations that now come along with the modern use of the term.

Exploring the influence of imagery, Seales takes her audience through a journey of pop-culture and everyday influences that have broken down the modern day woman and continue to penetrate the minds of growing young ladies. Seales transforms into several archetypical characters involved in the metaphorical “death of the diva” including an impressionable young woman who’s life aspirations are based on what she sees in the media and an MC turned father who tries to explain his demeaning lyrics to his newborn daughter.

“Death of the Diva” seeks to assign accountability for the lack of positive female images in mainstream media, and raise awareness of the repercussions it will have on future generations. “Death of the Diva”

Stay tuned for a full review of the show. I’ve been following Amanda for a minute now and was excited and privileged to cover Grey Goose Rising Icons event honoring her and LaureLuxe.

I support black art and hope that you’ll do the same. It is Black History Month afterall. (Lo skips off singing ‘Follow me!/Follow me!/Do everything that you see!’)

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

Madea Gets a Job

Written on February 22, 2012 by

Filed Under: New Theater

Tyler Perry is going on tour with his new play ‘Madea Gets a Job’ and Tyler, writing as Madea, sent a letter to all his fans telling them what’s what…

Hellur! This is Madea,
I was coming on this interlink email thang to let y’all know that I’m going on tour. That’s right, on the road in a bran new play called MADEA GETS A JOB!! 

Times done got hard on my side of town so I went to work. They making an old woman come out of retirement. This show is hilarious. I can’t wait to get out there and make you hurt yoself laughin.

 Now listen, I know times are hard right now so I told these promoters that in every city I wanted the tickets to start at $25. NOTICE I SAID START AT $25. Ok. But they go up from there. Two thangs I want you to be sure of… One is that I said START AT $25, and the other is that I wanted to be sure that everybody can come have a good time. 

Now if you order on that computer they make you pay a whole lot extra charges. So what I would suggest is that you take a trip to the theatre box office and save them $15 and sometimes $30 fees that they put on top of the ticket prices. I ain’t got nothing to do with that. That’s they fees chil’, they call it a service charge. So to avoid them high fees, go to the box office honey. And get ‘em at the price that I’m telling you it is. 

I wish all the tickets could be $25 but they can’t cause the show is very expensive. So the highest ticket price is $85. That’s still cheaper than a concert ticket. And this is a big show, and the ending is going to blow your mind. Y’all know I don’t do nothing half way.

 I’m adding dates all year long, but these are the first few cities. And tickets are on sale now.

Go here for tour dates.

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I just started liking Tyler Perry, like five minutes ago.  So I prolly won’t be going out to one of the plays. But I know somma y’all are already firing up the church van to take a trip to the local black theater.

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Pre-Event Coverage: Death of the Diva: A One-Woman Musical Narrative

Written on February 14, 2012 by

Filed Under: Events, New Theater

Written by: Amanda Seales / Directed by: Roger C. Jeffrey

Amanda Seales, known to many of you as Amanda Diva, has written and stars in a one woman show that challenges pop culture’s portrayal of women through a series of hilarious characters.

What’s the show about? Peep a blurb from her website below:

 Women are fist fighting all over television Little girls want to be reality stars. The only female rapper in the mainstream is a Black woman that calls herself “Barbie” and many of the most talented ladies in the industry have become egomaniacs. According to tv/web personality, recording artist, & actress Amanda Seales, the Diva is dead.

In her latest project, a comedic musically infused one-woman show Amanda challenges pop culture’s portrayal of women one hilarious character at a time. Melding melody and monologue, this hilarious, thought provoking show calls out the cause and effect of the overwhelming number of negative images of women in today’s media and gives rise to restoring the balance. Accompanied by a three-piece band, and video imagery, the show is dynamic and interactive compelling audiences to laugh, empathize, and nod their heads to the original musical numbers integrated throughout. A timely piece Death of the Diva invokes thought, raises awareness, and encourages movement towards countering the overwhelmingly negative position pop culture has taken in how women should be represented on media’s global stage.

 March 23-25 & March 30, 31 & April 1

The Helen Mills Theater

37-39 26th st NY, NY

Buy tickets HERE.

Support Death of the Diva HERE.

 

Official Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT:  deathofthediva@gmail.com

AMANDA SEALES DEBUTS MUSICALLY INFUSED PLAY “DEATH OF THE DIVA”

“Death of the Diva” examines pop-culture influence on shaping society’s views on women-Amanda Seales

NEW YORK (January 2011) —Actress, rapper and artist Amanda Seales will debut her one-woman show ”Death of the Diva” this Spring. In her latest project, Seales morphs in and out of a multitude of characters using narrative, satire, rhyme and song to convey her theory of what caused the destruction of powerful black women in mainstream media while also highlighting the women who are affected by this.

According to Amanda Seales, “the diva is dead”. “I wanted to do something to let people know what the word ‘diva’ really meant and what the term has come to mean today”, Seales says about what inspired her to create this production. “Too often these days, we see women being celebrated as ‘divas’ for their unwelcoming and selfish behavior-not because they possess any actual talent”. Seales recently decided to drop her stage name “Amanda Diva” and return to her legal name, Amanda Seales, in an effort to distance herself from the current connotations that now come along with the modern use of the term.

Exploring the influence of imagery, Seales takes her audience through a journey of pop-culture and everyday influences that have broken down the modern day woman and continue to penetrate the minds of growing young ladies. Seales transforms into several archetypical characters involved in the metaphorical “death of the diva” including an impressionable young woman who’s life aspirations are based on what she sees in the media and an MC turned father who tries to explain his demeaning lyrics to his newborn daughter.

“Death of the Diva” seeks to assign accountability for the lack of positive female images in mainstream media, and raise awareness of the repercussions it will have on future generations. “Death of the Diva”

 

Stay tuned for a full review of the show.  I’ve been following Amanda for a minute now and was excited and privileged to cover Grey Goose Rising Icons event honoring her and LaureLuxe.

I support black art and hope that you’ll do the same.  It is Black History Month afterall.  (Lo skips off singing ‘Follow me!/Follow me!/Do everything that you see!’)

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

Pre-Event Coverage: Death of the Diva: A One-Woman Musical Narrative

Written on February 8, 2012 by

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Written by: Amanda Seales / Directed by: Roger C. Jeffrey

Amanda Seales, known to many of you as Amanda Diva, is a DJ, actress, comedian, culture critic, host, visual & recording artist, and fly ass chick.  Yes, I am trying to bring back ‘fly.’  I’m also a fan of ‘dope,’ a word that can also be used to describe her.  But I digress. 

Amanda has written and stars in a one woman show that challenges pop culture’s portrayal of women through a series of hilarious characters.

What’s the show about? Peep a blurb from her website below:

 

Women are fist fighting all over television Little girls want to be reality stars. The only female rapper in the mainstream is a Black woman that calls herself “Barbie” and many of the most talented ladies in the industry have become egomaniacs. According to tv/web personality, recording artist, & actress Amanda Seales, the Diva is dead.

In her latest project, a comedic musically infused one-woman show Amanda challenges pop culture’s portrayal of women one hilarious character at a time. Melding melody and monologue, this hilarious, thought provoking show calls out the cause and effect of the overwhelming number of negative images of women in today’s media and gives rise to restoring the balance. Accompanied by a three-piece band, and video imagery, the show is dynamic and interactive compelling audiences to laugh, empathize, and nod their heads to the original musical numbers integrated throughout. A timely piece Death of the Diva invokes thought, raises awareness, and encourages movement towards countering the overwhelmingly negative position pop culture has taken in how women should be represented on media’s global stage.

 

March 23-25 & March 30, 31 & April 1

The Helen Mills Theater

37-39 26th st NY, NY

Buy tickets HERE.

Support Death of the Diva HERE.

 

Official Press Release:

 

www.deathofthediva.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT:  deathofthediva@gmail.com

AMANDA SEALES DEBUTS MUSICALLY INFUSED PLAY “DEATH OF THE DIVA”

“Death of the Diva” examines pop-culture influence on shaping society’s views on women-Amanda Seales

NEW YORK (January 2011) —Actress, rapper and artist Amanda Seales will debut her one-woman show ”Death of the Diva” this Spring. In her latest project, Seales morphs in and out of a multitude of characters using narrative, satire, rhyme and song to convey her theory of what caused the destruction of powerful black women in mainstream media while also highlighting the women who are affected by this.

According to Amanda Seales, “the diva is dead”. “I wanted to do something to let people know what the word ‘diva’ really meant and what the term has come to mean today”, Seales says about what inspired her to create this production. “Too often these days, we see women being celebrated as ‘divas’ for their unwelcoming and selfish behavior-not because they possess any actual talent”. Seales recently decided to drop her stage name “Amanda Diva” and return to her legal name, Amanda Seales, in an effort to distance herself from the current connotations that now come along with the modern use of the term.

Exploring the influence of imagery, Seales takes her audience through a journey of pop-culture and everyday influences that have broken down the modern day woman and continue to penetrate the minds of growing young ladies. Seales transforms into several archetypical characters involved in the metaphorical “death of the diva” including an impressionable young woman who’s life aspirations are based on what she sees in the media and an MC turned father who tries to explain his demeaning lyrics to his newborn daughter.

“Death of the Diva” seeks to assign accountability for the lack of positive female images in mainstream media, and raise awareness of the repercussions it will have on future generations. “Death of the Diva”

 

Stay tuned for a full review of the show.  I’ve been following Amanda for a minute now and was excited and privileged to cover Grey Goose Rising Icons event honoring her and LaureLuxe.

I support black art and hope that you’ll do the same.  It is Black History Month afterall.  (Lo skips off singing ‘Follow me!/Follow me!/Do everything that you see!’)

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

Critics Pan ‘Stick Fly’

Written on December 12, 2011 by

Filed Under: Alicia Keys, New Theater

Alicia Keys has a new Broadway play called Stick Fly, which opened this past Thursday night and the critics are not fans.

The show, which stars Mekhi Pfifer and Dule Hill, is about two successful brothers, one of which surprises his family by bring home a white girlfriend for the holidays.

Reviewer David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter dismissed the show as “scattershot entertainment”, saying the production “lacked emotional substance” and “comes up short as both comedy and dysfunctional family drama”.  He added that Alicia’s “transitional music is used too liberally, more often calling attention to itself than serving the dramatic tone”.
The New York Post’s Elisabeth Vincentelli blamed the show’s “sluggish” direction by Kenny Leon for its shortfalls.  And the New York Daily News’ critic Joe Dziemianowicz said the nearly three-hour show “could benefit from some tightening”.
The show is due to run through January 29th. Source

Brew was really excited to see this but only because he has a man crush on Psych’s Dule Hill.  After hearing this though, if I get him tix he can just take someone else.

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A. Keys is Headed to Broadway

Written on July 4, 2011 by

Filed Under: Alicia Keys, New Theater

Singer Alicia Keys will be co-producing the Lydia Diamond play, Stick Fly.  It’s a comedy about a rich black family that comes together for a weekend at Martha’s Vineyard.

Alicia said, “This is a story that everybody can relate to.  I’m passionate about this play because it is so beautifully written and portrays Black America in a way that we don’t often get to see in entertainment. I know it will touch all audiences, who will find a piece of themselves somewhere inside this house.” Source

Hmm, this could be interesting.  But since her name is attached to it, I’m sure It’ll be dumb hard to get tix.  Oh well.

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Promo Time: “I Don’t <3 U Ne Mor”-The Rock Musical!!

Written on August 24, 2010 by

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Salutation Kats and Kittens!

It’s that time again…Promo time!

I present to you “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor,” a fast paced, hilarious, technologically rocking musical that asks, “What happens when we spend more time with our electronic devices than with actual people?” We say, zombies!!!

I saw the premiere show on Sunday and it was absolutely hilarious and fantastic.

Anyway, I need you to check out the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” website for info, show dates, tix, pics and the like.

TIX ARE ON SALE NOW!

Show dates & times:
8/24 – Tuesday – 9:30pm <3
8/25 – Wednesday – 12:45pm <3
8/27 – Friday – 2:15pm <3
8/28 – Saturday – 9:45pm <3
$15 n advance
$18 @ the door

Yes I love and support my friends at all costs. But I DO NOT recommend BS. This show is amazing!!

**Special shout outs to the mastermind Daren T., All of the fabu actors including Elise L., Logo designer Aaron B. and website designer Julie K. Gotta give my peeps their props.

Thanks my lovlies! I <3 U!

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

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Promo Time: “I Don’t <3 U Ne Mor”-The Rock Musical!! (**STARTS THIS WEEKEND**)

Written on August 20, 2010 by

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Salutation Kats and Kittens!

It’s that time again…Promo time!

I present to you “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor,” a fast paced, hilarious, technologically rocking musical that asks, “What happens when we spend more time with our electronic devices than with actual people?” We say, zombies!!!

I will be posting info on this masterpiece as often as the mood moves me, in support of my good friend, and the brain child of this musical, Daren Taylor. I think he’s brilliant and I know he’s destined for stardom.

The show starts this Sunday!!! I’ve already got my tix so you betta get yours before everything sells out! See you all there!

Anyway, I need few things from you:

  1. Check out the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” website for info, show dates, tix, pics and the like.
  2. Pic up tickets, come out and support this show. They will be at the New York International Fringe Festival taking place August 13-29th.

TIX ARE ON SALE NOW!

Show dates & times:
8/22 – Sunday – 5:30pm <3
8/24 – Tuesday – 9:30pm <3
8/25 – Wednesday – 12:45pm <3
8/27 – Friday – 2:15pm <3
8/28 – Saturday – 9:45pm <3
$15 n advance
$18 @ the door

Yes I love and support my friends at all costs. But I DO NOT recommend BS. This show is amazing!!

**Special shout outs to the mastermind Daren T., All of the fabu actors including Elise L., Logo designer Aaron B. and website designer Julie K. Gotta give my peeps their props.

Thanks my lovlies! I <3 U!

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

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Promo Time: “I Don’t <3 U Ne Mor”-The Rock Musical!!

Written on August 14, 2010 by

Filed Under: Advertisement, New Theater

Salutation Kats and Kittens!

It’s that time again…Promo time!

I present to you “I Don’t ♥ U Ne Mor,” a fast paced, hilarious, technologically rocking musical that asks, “What happens when we spend more time with our electronic devices than with actual people?” We say, zombies!!!

I will be posting info on this masterpiece as often as the mood moves me, in support of my good friend, and the brain child of this musical, Daren Taylor.  I think he’s brilliant and I know he’s destined for stardom.

Anyway, I need few things from you:

  1. Go to the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” KickStarter page and pledge some buckaroos to aid in the production of this show. The way it works is that a goal amount is set ($3,000), and people pledge to it. If they don’t reach their goal, they don’t get a dime and you don’t owe a thing.
  2. Check out the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” website for info, show dates, tix, pics and the like.
  3. Pic up tickets, come out and support this show. They will be at the New York International Fringe Festival taking place August 13-29th.

TIX ARE ON SALE NOW!

Show dates & times:
8/22 – Sunday – 5:30pm <3
8/24 – Tuesday – 9:30pm <3
8/25 – Wednesday – 12:45pm <3
8/27 – Friday – 2:15pm <3
8/28 – Saturday – 9:45pm <3
$15 n advance
$18 @ the door

I’ve already got my tix! I’ll be at the premiere show. See you all there!

Yes I love and support my friends at all costs. But I DO NOT recommend BS. This show is amazing!!

**Special shout outs to the mastermind Daren T., All of the fabu actors including Elise L., Logo designer Aaron B. and website designer Julie K. Gotta give my peeps their props.

Thanks my lovlies! I <3 U!

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

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Promo Time: “I Don’t <3 U Ne Mor”-The Rock Musical!!

Written on August 13, 2010 by

Filed Under: Advertisement, New Theater

Salutation Kats and Kittens!

It’s that time again…Promo time!

I present to you “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor,” a fast paced, hilarious, technologically rocking musical that asks, “What happens when we spend more time with our electronic devices than with actual people?” We say, zombies!!!

I will be posting info on this masterpiece as often as the mood moves me, in support of my good friend, and the brain child of this musical, Daren Taylor.  I think he’s brilliant and I know he’s destined for stardom.

Anyway, I need few things from you:

  1. Go to the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” KickStarter page and pledge some buckaroos to aid in the production of this show. The way it works is that a goal amount is set ($3,000), and people pledge to it. If they don’t reach their goal, they don’t get a dime and you don’t owe a thing.
  2. Check out the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” website for info, show dates, tix, pics and the like.
  3. Pic up tickets, come out and support this show. They will be at the New York International Fringe Festival taking place August 13-29th.

TIX ARE ON SALE NOW!

Show dates & times:
8/22 – Sunday – 5:30pm <3
8/24 – Tuesday – 9:30pm <3
8/25 – Wednesday – 12:45pm <3
8/27 – Friday – 2:15pm <3
8/28 – Saturday – 9:45pm <3
$15 n advance
$18 @ the door

I’ve already got my tix! I’ll be at the premiere show. See you all there!

Yes I love and support my friends at all costs. But I DO NOT recommend BS. This show is amazing!!

**Special shout outs to the mastermind Daren T., All of the fabu actors including Elise L., Logo designer Aaron B. and website designer Julie K. Gotta give my peeps their props.

Thanks my lovlies! I <3 U!

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

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Promo Time: “I Don’t <3 U Ne Mor”-The Rock Musical!!

Written on August 9, 2010 by

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Salutation Kats and Kittens!

It’s that time again…Promo time!

I present to you “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor,” a fast paced, hilarious, technologically rocking musical that asks, “What happens when we spend more time with our electronic devices than with actual people?” We say, zombies!!!

I will be posting info on this masterpiece as often as the mood moves me, in support of my good friend, and the brain child of this musical, Daren Taylor.  I think he’s brilliant and I know he’s destined for stardom.

Anyway, I need few things from you:

  1. Go to the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” KickStarter page and pledge some buckaroos to aid in the production of this show. The way it works is that a goal amount is set ($3,000), and people pledge to it. If they don’t reach their goal, they don’t get a dime and you don’t owe a thing.
  2. Check out the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” website for info, show dates, tix, pics and the like.
  3. Pic up tickets, come out and support this show. They will be at the New York International Fring Festival taking place August 13-29th.

TIX ARE ON SALE NOW!

Show dates & times:
8/22 – Sunday – 5:30pm <3
8/24 – Tuesday – 9:30pm <3
8/25 – Wednesday – 12:45pm <3
8/27 – Friday – 2:15pm <3
8/28 – Saturday – 9:45pm <3
$15 n advance
$18 @ the door

I’ve already got my tix! I’ll be at the premiere show. See you all there!

Yes I love and support my friends at all costs. But I DO NOT recommend BS. This show is amazing!!

**Special shout outs to the mastermind Daren T., All of the fabu actors including Elise L., Logo designer Aaron B. and website designer Julie K. Gotta give my peeps their props.

Thanks my lovlies! I <3 U!

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

Promo Time: “I Don’t <3 U Ne Mor”-The Rock Musical!!

Written on July 30, 2010 by

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Salutation Kats and Kittens!

It’s that time again…Promo time!

I present to you “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor,” a fast paced, hilarious, technologically rocking musical that asks, “What happens when we spend more time with our electronic devices than with actual people?” We say, zombies!!!

I will be posting info on this masterpiece as often as the mood moves me, in support of my good friend, and the brain child of this musical, Daren Taylor.  I think he’s brilliant and I know he’s destined for stardom.

Anyway, I need few things from you:

  1. Go to the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” KickStarter page and pledge some buckaroos to aid in the production of this show. The way it works is that a goal amount is set ($3,000), and people pledge to it. If they don’t reach their goal, they don’t get a dime and you don’t owe a thing.
  2. Check out the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” website for info, show dates, tix, pics and the like.
  3. Pic up tickets, come out and support this show. They will be at the New York International Fring Festival taking place August 13-29th.

TIX ARE ON SALE NOW!

Show dates & times:
8/22 – Sunday – 5:30pm <3
8/24 – Tuesday – 9:30pm <3
8/25 – Wednesday – 12:45pm <3
8/27 – Friday – 2:15pm <3
8/28 – Saturday – 9:45pm <3
$15 n advance
$18 @ the door

I’ve already got my tix! I’ll be at the premiere show. See you all there!

Yes I love and support my friends at all costs. But I DO NOT recommend BS. This show is amazing!!

**Special shout outs to the mastermind Daren T., All of the fabu actors including Elise L., Logo designer Aaron B. and website designer Julie K. Gotta give my peeps their props.

Thanks my lovlies! I <3 U!

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

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Promo Time: “I Don’t <3 U Ne Mor”-The Rock Musical!!

Written on July 26, 2010 by

Filed Under: Advertisement, New Theater

Salutation Kats and Kittens!

It’s that time again…Promo time!

I present to you “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor,” a fast paced, hilarious, technologically rocking musical that asks, “What happens when we spend more time with our electronic devices than with actual people?” We say, zombies!!!

I will be posting info on this masterpiece as often as the mood moves me, in support of my good friend, and the brain child of this musical, Daren Taylor.  I think he’s brilliant and I know he’s destined for stardom.

Anyway, I need few things from you:

  1. Go to the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” KickStarter page and pledge some buckaroos to aid in the production of this show. The way it works is that a goal amount is set ($3,000), and people pledge to it. If they don’t reach their goal, they don’t get a dime and you don’t owe a thing.
  2. Check out the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” website for info, show dates, tix, pics and the like.
  3. Pic up tickets, come out and support this show. They will be at the New York International Fring Festival taking place August 13-29th.

Yes I love and support my friends at all costs. But I DO NOT recommend BS. This show is amazing!!

**Special shout outs to the mastermind Daren T., All of the fabu actors including Elise L., Logo designer Aaron B. and website designer Julie K. Gotta give my peeps their props.

Thanks my lovlies! I <3 U!

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

Promo Time: “I Don’t <3 U Ne Mor”-The Rock Musical!!

Written on July 16, 2010 by

Filed Under: Advertisement, New Theater

Salutation Kats and Kittens!

It’s that time again…Promo time!

I present to you “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor,” a fast paced, hilarious, technologically rocking musical that asks, “What happens when we spend more time with our electronic devices than with actual people?” We say, zombies!!!

I will be posting info on this masterpiece as often as the mood moves me, in support of my good friend, and the brain child of this musical, Daren Taylor.  I think he’s brilliant and I know he’s destined for stardom.

Anyway, I need few things from you:

  1. Go to the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” KickStarter page and pledge some buckaroos to aid in the production of this show. The way it works is that a goal amount is set ($3,000), and people pledge to it. If they don’t reach their goal, they don’t get a dime and you don’t owe a thing.
  2. Check out the “I Don ♥ U Ne Mor” website for info, show dates, tix, pics and the like.
  3. Pic up tickets, come out and support this show. They will be at the New York International Fring Festival taking place August 13-29th.

Yes I love and support my friends at all costs. But I DO NOT recommend BS. This show is amazing!!

**Special shout outs to the mastermind Daren T., All of the fabu actors including Elise L., Logo designer Aaron B. and website designer Julie K. Gotta give my peeps their props.

Thanks my lovlies! I <3 U!

Follow me on Twitter @ManifestoLo!

Biel Lands a Musical

Written on May 17, 2010 by

Filed Under: New Theater

 

Jessica Biel is taking her shittastic singing and even more shittastic acting (I didn’t think it was possible) to Broadway.  She’s landed a role in the musical version of Pedro Almodovar’s film, ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.’  The 1988 film starred Antonio Banderas. Source

I can’t and I won’t. FAIL!

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Melyssa Ford to Take her Story to the Stage

Written on February 12, 2010 by

Filed Under: New Theater, New Ventures/Jobs

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Video chick, Melyssa Ford is trying to clean up the image we have of video girls (Thanks Superhead).  She recently was featured in Chris Rock’s film “Good Hair,” and is now going to be in a play called “For Vixens Who Have Considered Homicide When the Video Became Too Much,” a play off of the show “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.”

She sayd she was inspired by rapper Jim Jones’ “Hip-Hop Monologues”.

“When I saw Jim Jones play I was really inspired by it,” she told TeamYee.TV at the Belvedere Lounge in Miami during Superbowl weekend. “That night I had to meet the director/writer/producer of the play… and we created a theatrical experience based on my life.” Source

I’m must say I’m mildly intrigued.  I can’t wait to hear reviews.

Madea’s Goin’ on Tour

Written on December 29, 2009 by

Filed Under: New Theater

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Tyler Perry is paying tribute to his mother’s memory, by bringing Madea, the character she inspired, back to the stage.

His new play, Madea’s Big Happy Family will begin touring in the US on January 4, 2010 in El Paso, Texas. On his website he said that he took some time off recently, “so I could spend my mother’s final days at her side”. Source

I must admit that when I first heard about Tyler Perry and his character Madea, I wrote his talent off feeling that it was another act of coonery in drag (*coughs Big Mama’s House). But after seeing what he’s capable of, I find him to be an enormous talent. I hope I get a chance to see his new show when it makes its way to the north east.

Denzel Returning to Broadway

Written on November 12, 2009 by

Filed Under: New Theater

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Denzel Washington is on his way back to Broadway. He’ll be starring in August Wilson’s play ‘Fences.’ He’ll be playing Troy Maxson. This part was originally played by James Earl Jones who got a Tony for his performance. Source

I’m sure he’ll do it justice. Fences is playing right up the street from my job. Maybe I’ll get the chance to see Mr. Washington (one of my fave actors) in this role.

Ashlee Simpson Moving on From Melrose

Written on November 10, 2009 by

Filed Under: New Theater, New Ventures/Jobs

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Ashlee Simpson don’t care bout no stinkin’ Melrose. Girlfriend has already lined up another gig. She’ll be returning to her role in “Chicago’ as Roxie Hart. She originally played the role in London and will be bringing it to Broadway.

The show will be running for six weeks starting in December. Source

Good for you mama! That show sucked anyway.

Run-DMC…The Musical?

Written on October 22, 2009 by

Filed Under: New Theater

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Run-DMC will be heading to Broadway. A new musical based on their career is being produced.

Producer Paula Wagner said, “I feel their story lends itself perfectly to the stage. This project has been a passion of mine for some time and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with them.” Source

This is, er, interesting. I don’t know how it will play out though. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Pussycat Doll to Star in Phantom Sequel?

Written on October 10, 2009 by

Filed Under: New Theater

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Nicole Scherzinger is going to be hitting Broadway soon. She’s working with the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber on a sequel to ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’

There’s no word if she’ll be starring in the show but with the Pussycat Dolls being onhiatus this is a good look for her. Source

It’s a good look for her…but not necessarily a good look for the legacy of the Broadway show. I mean do we really need a sequel. The original is enough for me (I’ve seen it three times).

Lo excuses herself to cue up the stage lights she had installed in her apartment last month and run through ‘Masquerade’…her favorite tune from the show.

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