Category Archives: Broadway Actors

Mike Tyson On Broadway “Undisputed Truth” July 31 To August 5

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: Yahoo Sports – AP

Posted: Monday June 18, 2012 @ 4:11 p.m PST

 

Former boxer Mike Tyson Will be on Broadway with his one-man show  “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” to the Longacre Theatre for six nights only, July 31 to Aug. 5.

The show, a raw confessional on the highs and lows of the life of the retired heavyweight and tabloid target.

“I’m very vulnerable and I’m just telling you who I am and where I’m from and how this happened.” According to, AP.

Ricky Martin Stars On Broadway In “Evita As Che”

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: New York Daily News

Photo Credit: Richard Termine

Posted: Saturday April 7, 2012 @ 4:18 p.m PST

 

According to New York Daily News,  Mega-Star Ricky Martin gives a great big touch of star quality to the seductive revival of “Evita” at the Marquis. He also gives an appealing performance in the role of Che, which, like the show, has been re-imagined since the first Broadway run.

The sung-through celebration of the life of  Eva Peron, the loved and loathed First Lady of Argentina, is less scruffy, less overtly angry.

Che isn’t the revolutionary Che Guevara beamed in from another era. That’s so 1979 — when Harold Prince’s original production vaulted Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin into the stratosphere.

Now he’s just Che, a working-class everyman lending color commentary in the songs “Oh, What a Circus” and “High Flying, Adored” and others.

Pop heartthrob Martin (a “Les Miserables” alum from 1996) delivers his numbers with gusto. While he’s at it, he hawkeyes Eva with a sly “Get her!” expression as she bedhops to the top

She was determined —  right up to her death in 1952 at age 33.

Argentinian actress Elena Roger, who starred in this production when it premiered in London in 2006, occupies the juicy title part. She’s tiny in stature and not a belter, and her vulnerability proves persuasive on “I’d Be Surprisingly Good for You.” But her voice can get thin and reedy — “Rainbow High” is a low.

 

RICKY MARTIN IN EVITA PHOTO CREDIT RICHARD TERMINE

 

Betty Buckley (Eight Is Enough):Randy Jackson Displays Ignorance

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Source: New York Post

Story By: New York Post

Photo Credit: Google – Facebook

Posted: Tuesday February 7, 2012 @ 9:30 pm PST

Topic: Betty Buckley – Randy Jackson (American Idol)

BETTY BUCKLEY

According to New York Post,  Broadway legend and former “Eight is Enough” star Betty Buckley launched a Twitter tirade against “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson Thursday night, for his habit of dismissing the show’s failed singers as “too Broadway.”

“With respect, ‘Dog,’ your opinion is whack & uninformed!” Buckley tweeted, calling Jackson’s characterizations “beneath contempt” and “beyond idiotic!!!”

Buckley feels that in disparaging Broadway, Jackson displays an ignorance of singing styles, and casts an inappropriately negative light on the Great White Way.

“Broadway is a place, not a style of singing,” Buckley tells the Post. “Whenever he doesn’t like something, he just throws in that ‘this is a Broadway voice.’ I don’t know how many Broadway shows Randy Jackson has been to, but clearly not many, because there’s a wide variety of shows on Broadway.”

Buckley’s Twitter comments spread so quickly that Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe responded sympathetically several hours later, calling Broadway “a Mecca for talent,” and adding, “I will certainly speak to Randy.”