BREAKING: ATTPAC’s 2015-16 B’way season: ‘Beautiful,’ ‘Matilda’

Matilda Ripley Sobo

The AT&T Performing Arts Center announced its full line-up of five shows in its 2015-16 Broadway Series tonight, including the dates for the already-announced Matilda and another huge show set to play the following season.

Matilda (pictured), based on the children’s book by Roald Dahl and featuring a female character played by a man in drag, will kick off the season as expected, opening Sept. 23 and playing through Oct. 4, 2015. It will be followed by the return of Jersey Boys (Dec. 16-27), then the non-musical Love Letters (March 22–April 3, 2016), the return of the enduring hit Cabaret (May 25–June 7) and concluding with the current Tony-winning hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (June 7–19). Love Letters will feature the stunt-casting (typical of this show) of former Love Story Oscar nominees Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal in the epistolary romance.

In addition, last year’s Tony winner for best musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, will open in 2016-17 but, as with Matilda last year (and War Horse before that), we won’t know the dates until later.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Inaugural season starts Saturday for Dallas Gay B-Ball Association at Reverchon

Last month, I posted how there’s a new game in town as the Dallas Gay Basketball Association was forming and signing up members. Organizer Steven Coleman called me up yesterday to tell me that Saturday will be the first game day of their inaugural season. For the next seven weeks, the DGBA takes over every Saturday afternoon at Reverchon. And with an impressive number of members to boot.

“We’ve had 42 people sign up,” Coleman says. “So right now, we have six teams of seven.”

They have capped membership for now to avoid being overwhelmed, but that’s a healthy way to start the first season.

Coleman says that an additional two weeks will play after the season for playoffs. The hope is to start a summer league, but right now, the focus is on getting the word out about tomorrow.

The DGBA plays from 2–5 p.m. at the Reverchon Rec.

 

—  Rich Lopez

Say cheers to “Bring It On:The Musical” with OUT@TUTS

Bring It On: The Musical is currently showing at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (800 Bagby Suite 300) through Feb 5. Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) presents this musical re-imagining of the 2000 film. Two rival cheer-leading squads are out for the national championship, and neither is going to give up without a fight.

Tomorrow night, January 26, join OUT@TUTSfor a post-show, cabaret-style event at Artista Restaurant (800 Bagby Suite 400) for TUTS’ LGBT friends. Open to both season and single ticket holders the event includes free bites and happy hour drink specials – a great opportunity to party and mingle with cast members and other musical theater lovers.

The ensemble for the show features some of the nation’s most skilled competitive cheerleaders led by Taylor Louderman and Adrienne Warren as the leaders of the rival squads.

Tickets start at $24 and are available on-line at TUTS.com, by phone at (713) 558-TUTS (8887), or in person at the Theatre Under The Stars Box Office (800 Bagby).

After the jump get a sneak peak of the energetic cast of Bring It On: The Musical.

—  admin