“CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY” Opens Its Doors In Sydney Tomorrow

“The spectacular new musical Roald Dahl‘s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory begins on stage tomorrow, 5 January, at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney, ahead of the official Opening Night on Friday 11 January.

‘This is such a wonderful story for generations to share,’ added John Frost, producer. ‘Parents love sharing their favourite Willy Wonka film from their childhood with the whole family, and grandparents love taking their grandkids. We have an amazing cast bringing this story to life.'”

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Nominees Announced For 2018 Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards including “The Royal Family” Directed by Joshua Bergasse

“This week the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association is voting on the final award list in preparation for the Third Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held on Monday, November 12 at 7 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street (Route 7) in Pittsfield, MA.
The Royal Family of Broadway directed by Joshua Bergasse is nominated for Outstanding New Musical and Outstanding Choreography.”

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Intrepid Museum to Host Celebration of Jerome Robbins’s 100th Birthday with Choreography by Joshua Bergasse

“The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host Celebrating Jerome Robbins: From Street to Stage, a look at the legacy of the famed choreographer, on August 9 at the Intrepid Museum located at Pier 86. Tony Award-winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse will present a live performance of the opening of On the Town on Intrepid’s flight deck, staged specifically for the unique setting.”

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Joshua Bergasse will Choreograph Leonard Bernstein Tribute

The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood, the climax of the venue’s season-long Leonard Bernstein tribute, will be recorded live August 25 for broadcast on PBS’ Great Performances series December 28 at 9 PM ET.

Host and six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will be joined onstage by guest artists Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, Kian Soltani, Nadine Sierra, Susan Graham, Isabel Leonard, Thomas Hampson, Jessica Vosk (Wicked), and Tony Yazbeck (On the Town), with James Darrah serving as director and Joshua Bergasse serving as choreographer. This multi-media event will also include video montages about Bernstein’s life and messages from people around the world who have been inspired by his legacy as a musician and as a dominant cultural figure of his time.”

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“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” is a Roof-Raising Revival!

“Director-choreographer Joshua Bergasse (On the Town) stages the hell out the show, which features more than three dozen songs from the 1950s and ’60s, many of them instantly familiar, cherished hits. The production’s propulsive, nonstop energy barely leaves room for the audience, let alone the ensemble, to catch their breath. Like the original, this revival features just nine performers, all of whom work their tailbones off. It’s not easy, after all, to sing after performing backwards somersaults, as Jelani Remy does in a hip-swiveling rendition of ‘Jailhouse Rock’ that makes Elvis Presley seem like a stiff.”

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