Can you feel the sturm and drang in the air? Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s campy black comedy, 'Little Shop of Horrors,' is about to spread its way across the UK. Tour dates for Sell a Door Theatre Company’s production of the classic show have been announced.
The musical adaptation of the 2007 film 'Waitress' is gearing up for its big Broadway debut this spring. There is a lot of buzz around Waitress for many reasons but one of the big ones is that the music and lyrics are written by five time Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. Bareilles is perhaps best known for writing a song about not writing someone a “Love Song.” Many people might not know that Sara Bareilles is a lifelong fan of musical theater and performed in community theater productions of 'Charlotte’s Web' and 'Little Shop of Horrors.] From Skid Row to the Great White Way, Sara has had quite the journey.
After starring opposite Ruth Wilson in Constellations on Broadway, Jake Gyllenhaal will soon make his musical theater debut as the nerdy florist Seymour in Encores! Off-Center production of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's 'Little Shop of Horrors.' According to New York mag's Vulture, Gyllenhaal appears to be getting more comfortable on stage. Fortunately for proto-Gyllenhaal fans, 'Little Shop of Horrors' is reminiscent of Gyllenhaal's more kooky and quirky works such as 'Bubble Boy' and even 'Donnie Darko.' Originally slated as a one-night-only performance, the Dick Scanlan-directed concert production will now play three performances at New York's City Center on July 1 and 2, 2015 according to 'Entertainment Weekly.'