A new "Hero" is coming to life at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, which offered the media and some major donors a sneak peak at the new musical that opens May 2.
Brian Sears, a veteran of Broadway’s "The Book of Mormon," plays Hero Batowski, a would-be comic book writer who still lives at home with his father and is trying to get a comic book publisher to pay attention to his work. Along the way, according to the creators, Hero finds a little bit of the kind of superheroes he reads about inside himself. That helps when he meets a would-be girlfriend named Jane Foster, played by Laurie Veldheer.
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Hero runs until June 1. Congratulations, Brian!
David Larsen will be singing the national anthem before the Dodgers-Phillies game on Monday, April 21!
The chances of David Larsen’s fellow Broadway cast members knowing where he’s from are slim. Their first introduction to his hometown is often when he wears his Hillsboro Hops baseball T-shirt.
“People really get a kick out of the mascot,” Larsen laughed, referring to Barley “the Hop” and Oregon’s craft-brewing fame.
Cast last year as Elder Price in the traveling version of the Broadway satire, “The Book of Mormon,” Larsen’s career has brought him full circle, from the stages of Hilhi to New York — where he has spent a majority of the last 12 years – and back now to the West Coast.
Huge cheers to Nick Spangler, former swing and current Elder Neeley, who went on as Elder McKinley at last night’s understudy-palooza performance on Broadway (April 15, 2014). It was his first time — and even more incredibly, not a role he has ever covered. Congratulations, Nick!
The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has announced a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins April 29, 2014 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and plays a limited two- week engagement through May 11, 2014. The Book of Mormon is part of the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series.
The production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece.
The Book of Mormon will play Boise from July 21 to 26, 2015.
A nearly week-long run of Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon” will headline Overture Center’s 2014-15 schedule, which was released Monday.
The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and “Avenue Q” co-composer Robert Lopez stops in Madison for six nights, March 10-15.