That was quick!! Rescue Rue opens TONIGHT as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival! Get your tickets HERE for a measly $25! Woohoo!
Rehearsals for "Rescue Rue" have been a blast! Here's me with Jen Barnhart, original Avenue Q cast member and puppeteer extraordinaire! Can't wait to belt out Fairy Dogmother's big show stopping tune at the NYMF!
Hooray!! Ever since I moved to the city, I've wanted to be a part of the NYMF (New York Musical Theatre Festival for those not in the know). And I just got the news that I'll be playing the Fairy Dogmother in an adorable new children's musical called "Rescue Rue." It'll be part of the prestigious NYMF series and will go up in July. My summer just got a whole lot more exciting!
What a fun evening we had tonight! "Til Divorce Do Us Part" was nominated for Best Revue, and even though we didn't win, we sure had a blast celebrating. And, damn, my dress was fly. Just saying. The 2014 Drama Desks marks the first NYC awards ceremony where a show I've been a part of has been nominated. But it certainly won't be the last. Congrats, Divorce crew!!
Sweet! The Drama Desk Award nominations were announced today and Til Divorce Do Us Part has been nominated under the "Best Musical Revue" category! This is very exciting indeed. I'm so happy to have been a part of this production from the very first workshop. Congrats, Divorce team! See you all at the Drama Desk Awards!
Le sigh. Tonight was the closing of "Til Divorce Do Us Part." We had a wonderful 10 week Off-Broadway run at the DR2 Theatre in lovely Union Square. I'm sorry to see it close but I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such fabulous folks. Thanks to the entire creative team and my fellow castmates on a successful run. What a fun experience! And one that won't soon be forgotten. Now, time for a well deserved week off! Where's my midday margarita?
My fellow co-stars of "Til Divorce Do Us Part" were asked to sing on Seth Rudetsky's Sirius XM radio show, "Stars!" Listen to us singing a number from the show below...
Aahhh… I love this oh-so-sacred holiday. In fact, I love it so much that I celebrate it for the entire month of March most years! I must admit though, that this year is a very special birthday for me. I have a two-show day today and I honestly can't think of a better birthday wish than to bring laughter and song to two hundred folks. I am one happy birthday girl. Now, where's my cake?!?
That's right! Andy Webster of the New York Times gave Til Divorce Do Us Part a fantastic review...
"As directed by Mark Waldrop and performed by three charming principals — Gretchen Wylder, Erin Maguire (as Ms. Ponturo’s alter ego) and Dana Wilson — this spry, nimble show lets finesse, buoyant ditties and high spirits prevail over the darker undercurrents.
Wowza! Read the full review HERE!