The Adventure Continues


TT in the Blue Mountains and Sheldy in New York.

Culture Shock.





Tuesday, April 11, 2017

OBC!!

Into the recording studio today for the Broadway Cast Album of AMELIE!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Opening Week



On the red carpet, opening night.
We had the traditional Gypsy Robe ceremony before the show and the Robe went to my dressing-roomie Manoel Felciano.
I love the whole tradition of the Gypsy Robe so I was over excited.

It was also a week for catching up with mates. My LA MANCHA cohort Ross Chisari was in town on a break from the Aussie production of ALADDIN
As was ALADDIN's Dean Vince who was in the original Australian PRISCILLA cast.
And a very exciting night seeing the Old Vic production of THE HAIRY APE featuring my darling EMPIRE buddy Tommy Bracco. As you can see, we came dressed as tablecloths.

Monday, April 3, 2017

We got a "Squigs"!

Justin "Squigs" Robertson has honored AMELIE with one of his trademark caricatures!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

In Previews

Amelie and The Glass Man
Signing posters and playbills to sell for charity

Friday, March 10, 2017

Calamity Jane at the Hayes Theatre

RAVE REVIEWS!!!!! "The best small scale musical I've seen in years." -Limelight Magazine 



Friday, February 17, 2017

Random Act of Kindness Day!!!

There's a day for everything now! So the AMELIE cast hit the streets of New York offering compliments, taking Polaroids of tourists, handing out affirmations, etc. in the spirit of the character Amelie who devotes her life to anonymous acts of goodness.
Emily Afton and I left a bag of quarters at a 9th Avenue laundromat. I always empty my pockets of change at the end of the day and I now have is an ENORMOUS bowl of coins sitting there doing nothing so it was a pleasure to put the quarters to good use.
Then Emily and I handed out flowers to passers-by, most of whom took them in the spirit in which they were intended. Others fled in terror.
I'm not surprised. I'd run from me, too.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

We're Almost Here!


Broadway Bound

Tony Nominee Tony Sheldon & More Round Out Broadway's Amelie Cast

Tony Nominee Tony Sheldon & More Round Out Broadway's Amelie Cast
Tony Sheldon
(Photo: Bruce Glikas)

The full cast of the L.A. engagement will reprise their performances.
The cast is now set for Broadway’s Amélie. Among those joining HamiltonTony nominee Phillipa Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat are Tony nominees Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Collignon/Dufayel and Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd) as Raphael/Bretodeaux. The full cast of last year’s Center Theatre Group production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles will reprise their performances.

Performances are set to begin on March 9 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where it will open officially on April 3. The musical premiered at Berkley Repertory Theatre in 2015.

In addition to Soo, Chanler-Berat, Sheldon and Felciano, the company will include David Andino (50 Shades!) as Blind Beggar/Garden Gnome, Randy Blair (Gigantic) as Hipolito, Heath Calvert (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Lucien/Lug/Mysterious Man, Alison Cimmet (She Loves Me) as Amandine/Philomene, Harriett D. Foy (Amazing Grace) as Suzanne, Alyse Alan Louis (Disaster!) as Georgette/Sylvie, Maria-Christina Oliveras (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Gina and Savvy Crawford in her Broadway debut as Young Amélie.

Directed by Pam MacKinnon and based on the 2001 French film, Amélie features music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Messé and a book by Craig Lucas. The musical follows the journey of the inquisitive and shy Amélie (Soo) who turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her. After discovering a mysterious photo album and meeting a handsome stranger, Amélie realizes that helping others is easier than participating in a romantic story of her own.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Goodbye L. A.

I refuse to call it LA LA Land..... Here I am with the unbelievably popular Phillipa Soo
Was thrilled that the gorgeous Annie Funke with whom I did EVER AFTER (and who now stars on tv's CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS) got to see AMELIE.