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Director’s Brief: So the New Year begins…

by Karen Azenberg So the New Year begins… We’re in the quiet before the storm(s) here. And I have to admit, I enjoyed the phones not ringing and emails limited to after Christmas sales all of last week. But now we leave that luxurious calm and shift to all cylinders go! We have auditions today, … Continued

Director’s Brief: So the New Year begins…

So the New Year begins… We’re in the quiet before the storm(s) here. And I have to admit, I enjoyed the phones not ringing and emails limited to after Christmas sales all of last week. But now we leave that luxurious calm and shift to all cylinders go! We have auditions today, and tomorrow, for … Continued

“If You Knew My Story”

Watch Bright Star come to life with Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack! Bright Star, by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, opens at PTC with many of its original Broadway cast members on January 12. Click here for more info.

Director’s Brief: Calm and quiet….?

by Karen Azenberg For the briefest of moments, all is calm and quiet here at Pioneer Theatre. Newsies closed last night and the cast departs today. The out-of-towners head home across the country to a wide range of destinations: New York, Michigan, Louisiana, California, Arizona, and Indiana—to name just a few. I’m looking forward to … Continued

Director’s Brief: New York, “Newsies,” and the new season

by Karen Azenberg So sorry I missed last week—with going to New York, and all the craziness of the holidays, Friday came and went before I realized it. What is the latest at PTC you ask? Well, casting is ongoing for both In the Heights and Twelfth Night. New York was busy. We probably saw … Continued

Director’s Brief: “Newsies” Opening Night!

by Karen Azenberg It’s Opening Night! I’ll keep it short this week… I tried to calculate the man-hours (can I say woman-hours?) that the cast and crew put in this week and it exploded my calculator. Leave it at: there were late nights, and early mornings, across the board. The show looks amazing and everyone’s … Continued

Highlight on the Newsies: Stephen Michael Langton

How does someone get to be a Newsies, anyhow? We had a moment to talk with Stephen Michael Langton who plays Davey in the cast. Stephen comes to PTC familiar with the role, as he had the opportunity to perform as Davey around the country in the First National Tour of the show. We had … Continued

Director’s Brief: Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Black Friday at PTC begins at noon with the first technical rehearsal for Newsies– with just eight days until opening we have a lot to do. Today is certain to be a long day: We will work from noon to midnight, with a dinner break in the middle, and we need to … Continued

Director’s Brief: Santa and His Elves Working Overtime

So sorry I didn’t report in last week—it’s been all Newsies all the time! I think Santa and his elves have nothing on PTC and our production of Newsies. Every corner of the building is humming. It’s so exciting. Rehearsals are flying by. We’ve finished act one, including “Seize the Day,” that gigantic show-stopping dance … Continued