Friday, March 12, 2010

Palm Beach Stories

Jan Sjostrom of the Palm Beach Daily News (a.k.a The Shiny Sheet) talks to Marshall Brickman about Jersey Boys, now playing at the Kravis Center.
Marshall Brickman jokes that he wakes up screaming from nightmares in which he just says no to Jersey Boys. When Brickman, whose credits include scripting Annie Hall and Manhattan with Woody Allen, was approached by Rick Elice about collaborating on a Four Seasons musical, he yawned. Broadway was littered with failed juke-box musicals, he said.

But fate had other plans...
Jersey Boys is well on the way to repeating the sold-out run it had at the Broward Center last season for the Kravis Center.

Hap Erstein talks with Marcia Milgrom Dodge for the Palm Beach Post. The director-choreographer of the recent Broadway revival of Ragtime turns her considerable talents to staging Anything Goes at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
“I have some of the funniest farceur actors that I think this stage has ever seen. And then I have Tari Kelly, who’s one of the most extraordinary Reno Sweeneys ever,” (the evangelist-turned-nightclub-owner female leading character.) “She sings, she acts, she’s romantic, comedic and she’s a fierce tap dancer.”
Hap also reports that because the cold weather kept patrons away from the Palm Beach Shakespeare prodcution of The Woman In Black at Carlin Park, they will be presenting a slightly trimmed version at the Atlantic Theatre in Jupiter.  Oh, and Palm Beach DramaWorks turns ten; party Wednesday at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion.

Special to The Shiny Sheet, David A. Frye reports that we missed  Frank Ferrante's An Evening with Groucho at The Society of Four Arts this past Wednesday.  Engaging and light-hearted, he calls it. I call it "underpromoted."

Capitol Steps, playing at the Kravis Center, is still keeping in step, according to the Palm Beach ArtsPaper.

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