Killian Donnelly & Matt Henry Will Lead London’s Kinky Boots

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first_imgEverybody Say Yeah! Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry will star in London’s Kinky Boots. The West End premiere of The Tony-winning tuner, which features a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, will begin performances on August 21 and officially open on September 15 at the Adelphi Theatre.Joining Donnelly (Memphis) as Charlie and Henry (The Voice) as Lola will be Amy Lennox (Tracks) as Lauren, Jamie Baughan (Chicago) as Don, Amy Ross (Sunny Afternoon) as Nicola and Michael Hobbs (Darling of the Day) as George.Based on the 2005 film and inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price, an aspiring young businessman who, after the death of his father, is forced to give up his dreams of living in London in order to save his family’s fledgling shoe factory in Northern England. Charlie finds inspiration in Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As the unlikely pair works to turn the factory around, they find they have more in common than initially expected.The cast will also include Gemma Atkins, Paul Ayers, Jeremy Batt, Arun Blair-Mangat, Marcus Collins, Emma Crossley, Jordan Fox, Callum Francis, Robert Grose, Gillian Hardie, Chloe Hart, Sophie Isaacs, Luke Jackson, Robert Jones, Adam Lake, Catherine Millsom, Sean Needham, Tim Prottey-Jones, Verity Quade, Javier Santos, Dominic Tribuzio, Alan Vicary, Michael Vinsen and Bleu Woodward.Kinky Boots opened on Broadway in 2013 and won six Tony Awards that year, including Best Musical. In addition to the Broadway production, the show is currently touring the U.S. and a Toronto staging is scheduled for this summer at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. View Commentslast_img read more

What do #CommunityLIVE, IT and Coulrophobia have in common?

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first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I’m sure we all know someone who has it. Maybe you yourself suffer from it. Informal studies estimate that nearly 12 percent of the population is afflicted. So, then, what is coulrophobia and what on Earth does it have to do with CommunityLIVE?Coulrophobia is defined as the abnormal and irrational fear of clowns. And with this weekend’s motion picture release of IT, an updated version based on the famous Stephen King novel featuring the terrifying Pennywise the Dancing Clown, you’re bound to experience—or at least hear more about—coulrophobia.Now that I’ve conjured up creepy images of clowns and nearly ruined your day (or night), let me explain my long, roundabout way of comparing this to CommunityLIVE. In my spare time, I freelance write for a horror movie review site called scaretissue.com.Moreover, I had the privilege of catching the first showing of IT last night in order to write my review. Afterward, it had me thinking about updated versions of things and evolving stories to adapt to current times. This version of IT is not the first. Nor will it likely be the last. With each version, the audience craves more and, if done well, gets more.Were they not able to give the audience what it craves, then the story would no longer be viable – it would wash away in the storm drain and not float down there. continue reading »last_img read more

COLEMAN’S WORLD CUP DREAMS SHATTERED DESPITE SUPERB PERFORMANCE

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first_imgSeamus ColemanSEAMUS Coleman’s dream of playing in a major soccer championship is in tatters tonight after Ireland were beaten in Vienna.David Alaba scored six minutes from time to give Austria to a 1-0 victory – and dump Ireland out of any chance of a trip to Brazil.The Bayern Munich midfielder has now given the Austrians a chance of overcoming Sweden for second spot in Group C. Ireland still have to play Germany and Kazakhstan, but have no hope of qualifying now.Killybegs man Coleman played out of his skin for Ireland tonight, making a number of crucial interventions for his side.But the Everton player, Ireland’s man of the match tonight, faces missing out on another major championship after Trap didn’t even include him in the squad for the Euros.  COLEMAN’S WORLD CUP DREAMS SHATTERED DESPITE SUPERB PERFORMANCE was last modified: September 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COLEMAN’S WORLD CUP DREAMS SHATTERED DESPITE SUPERB PERFORMANCElast_img read more