Enter the Madcap Music Hall! Tickets Now on Sale for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 17, 2016 Written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder follows Monty Navarro (Pinkham), a long-lost member of a noble family who stands to become the next Earl of Highhurst—if he can eliminate the eight other relatives (all played by Mays) who precede him in line for the title. The musical premiered at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in March 2013 before an acclaimed run at Connecticut’s Hartford Stage. Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere of the musical comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, starring Tony winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham. The witty musical begins preview performances on October 22 at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre, with opening night set for November 17. View Commentscenter_img Mays and Pinkham are joined in the cast by Lisa O’Hare, Lauren Worsham, Jane Carr, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak, Eddie Korbich, Jeff KReady, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Don Stephenson, Price Waldman and Catherine Walker. Directed by Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder features choreography by Peggy Hickey, scenic design by Alexander Dodge, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, wig design by Charles LaPointe, music direction by Paul Staroba and orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murderlast_img read more

The Doctor Is Out! Shlomo Carlebach Bio Musical Soul Doctor Sets Broadway Closing Date

first_img In addition to Anderson and Iman, Soul Doctor features Jacqueline Antaramian, Dianna Barger, Richard Cerato, Tara Chambers, Maria Conti, Alexandra Frohlinger, Afra Hines, Abdur-Rahim Jackson, Jamie Jackson, Ethan Khusidman, Dillon Kondor, Zarah Mahler, Vasthy Mompoint, Ron Orbach, Ian Paget, Heather Parcells, Michael Paternostro, JC Schuster, Eric J. Stockton, Ryan Strand and Teddy Walsh. Directed by Daniel S. Wise, Soul Doctor stars Eric Anderson as rockin’ rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and Amber Iman as legendary jazz singer Nina Simone. The musical, featuring songs by Carlebach, lyrics by David Schechter and a book by Daniel S. Wise, tells the story of Carlebach, the father of popular Jewish music and his unlikely friendship with Simone. Soul Doctor opened on Broadway on August 15, following prior runs off-Broadway and in Fort Lauderdale, FL. View Comments Gevalt! The Broadway journey for Shlomo Carlebach is coming to an end. Soul Doctor: Journey of a Rock Star Rabbi will play its final performance on October 13 at Circle in the Square Theatre. At the time of closing, Soul Doctor will have played 32 previews and 66 regular performances. The Soul Doctor creative team includes scenic designer Neil Patel, costume designer Maggie Morgan, lighting designer Jeff Croiter and sound designer John Shivers and David Patridge. Soul Doctor: Journey of a Rock-Star Rabbicenter_img Related Shows Eric Anderson Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 13, 2013 Star Fileslast_img read more

Can You Feel the Love Tonight? Il Divo: A Musical Affair Opens on Broadway, Featuring Heather Headley

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 13, 2013 Related Shows Star Files Il Divo: A Musical Affair View Comments Heather Headley Get your showtunes fix with an operatic twist beginning November 7, when Il Divo: A Musical Affair opens officially on Broadway. Starring Tony winner Heather Headley and the pop-opera quartet Il Divo, the new concert engagement will play through November 13 at the Marquis Theatre.In Il Divo: A Musical Affair, the opera studs will team up with Headley to sing hit songs from The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, Carousel, West Side Story and many more.Il Divo is comprised of French pop singer Sebastien Izambard, Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, American tenor David Miller and Swiss tenor Urs Buhler. In A Musical Affair, the singers will perform Broadway selections in several different languages.last_img read more

Step Right Up, Step Right Up! Circus-Cabaret Show La Soiree Officially Opens Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments La Soiree Check out some of the provocative performers and astonishing acrobats who perform in La Soiree in the video below! La Soiree first appeared in New York in 2006 under the title Absinthe: Les Artistes de La Clique. Subsequent versions of Absinthe shows were inspired by the original production but did not have any of the same creative or production team. Since its inaugural production in London at the South Bank, La Soiree has played Australia, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Step right this way! The internationally acclaimed live circus-cabaret La Soiree officially opens at off-Broadway’s Union Square Theatre on November 7. Created by Brett Haylock, La Soiree includes performances by Stephen “Bath Boy” Williams, The English Gents, Mario, the Queen of the Circus, Ursula Martinez and more! The sexy, funny and dangerous world of La Soiree combines cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety in one seductive setting. The evening features a rotating cast of over 20 artists, with the acts varying from night to night. La Soiree brings the flashiness of vaudeville salons straight into the 21st century with ringside seats, bar service and posh tables. Performers for La Soiree will include stars of the Olivier Award-winning La Clique. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 11, 2014 Related Showslast_img read more

Cell BIT for X-Shifter Wireless Shifting is World’s lightest electronic shifter at 1.5g

first_imgCell Cycling recommend the use of a 6mm Punch for cutting an accurate hole in your hood or handlebar tapeCurrent software allows only two buttons to connect to the BlakBox transceiver via two USB-C ports. That said, the software currently only supports a single shifter. However, enhanced firmware in the pipeline (coming 1st quarter of 2021) will allow nearly unlimited buttons and shifters to connect. It can be mounted under the stem or wrapped under bar tape anywhere, with its small size making it a viable option for time trial bars too. The brand say they already have customers in the hand cycle market testing the electronic shifter with adaptive buttons for chin control. Pricing & AvailabilityThe Cell BIT is expected to go live on their website in early January. The new X-Shifter Kits kits will include the Version 3 ELink, with improved speed, battery life and reliability. The kit now includes two batteries. The estimated retail price for the shifter, two batteries, BlakBox and a pair of BITs will be around $250.Cell-Cycling.comcenter_img Cell Cycling have added an ultra lightweight shifter upgrade for their X-Shifter universal wireless shifting kit. The Cell BIT is a 1.5g aluminium button, smaller than a quarter. Its size is what makes it such a versatile upgrade; mount it almost anywhere on the bar, including the hoods, tops, drops, or even the end of a TT bar. Cell BIT Wireless ShifterThe Cell Bit is a hybrid wireless system. It connects to Cell Cycling’s BlakBox transceiver, which itself weighs 14g. That connection is via a wire, hence “hybrid wireless”, as compared to Cell’s wireless shifters, the X-Shifter, X-POD and mini-POD.last_img read more

State will be seen on Halloween with Green Zombie fixie, new Black Label kit…

first_imgState Bicycle builds many no-nonsense city riding fixies & single speeds, and every so often drops a limited edition. To get in the spirit of the season – and add a bit more visibility this fall – the latest special run their top Black Label alloy fixed gear bike comes in Zombie Green. And to outfit you in style, State has also reworked their premium Black Label clothing line to create simple, solid color basic kit that won’t break the bank.State Bicycle limited edition Zombie Green Black Label v2 fixed gearGetting ready for the month’s battles of the undead, State Bicycle Co continues their “One-Run” super-limited edition paint project with the new Zombie Green Black Label v2. Build it out with a flat bar or compact road drops, and ride it as a fixed gear or singlespeed with its flip-flop rear wheel. State has only made a single run of the super bright green frames, but you still get to pick & choose how you want to build it up for your style of riding.State Zombie Green Black Label v2 – Tech DetailsThe Black Label v2 frame is built from double-butted 6061 aluminum tubing, with a tapered headtube & new full-carbon Essor fork.The new urban track style frame also adds a set of bottle cage bosses for a bit more real world usability.Complete builds include a lightweight mid-depth alloy wheelset, machined alloy track cranks with a 48t, 144BCD chainring, and pedals.Cockpit is all house brand alloy but offers the choice to go for a wide riser bar with Vans grips or a compact dropbar, with both including full brake sets that obviously they like to remove for the fixie-vibe photos. A complete drop bar build in a 55cm size has a claimed weight of 8.05kg/17.75lb.The Zombie Green Black Label v2 is available in six frame sizes (49-62cm). Get it as a frameset for $300 or complete bikes from $630 while the bright green lasts.State Black Label cycling kit basicsThe new riding gear is totally redesigned for the Black Label line with the idea of creating a high performance kit with a simple look that wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. The kit is made up of three pieces – a $80 jersey, $80 bib shorts & $13 socks.Jersey & socks come in three mix & match colors – light gray, blue & black – while the shorts stick with classic black. Tech features include laser cut ventilation, premium grippers, a water-resistant zip rear pocket on the jersey.Since getting the fit of new riding clothing online is always a little tricky, State is offering free exchanges including return shipping to make sure you get sizing perfect. Plus, if you but more than $50 of kit between now & Oct 10 you can save an extra $20 with code “newkitday20” at checkout.StateBicycle.comlast_img read more

Sugoi’s Pixel Tech, Night Riding Superhero Jacket Creates Blinding Safety

first_imgSugoi has taken night-riding visibility to a whole new level with “Visual Technology” called Pixel. Bid adieu to any “subtle, reflective accents,” say hello to blinding brightness. Flash past the break to be stunned and impressed…(batteries not included, or needed) Don’t let the already-established model name fool you. The 2014 version of the Zap jacket employs Pixel fabric tech; it’s Sugoi’s full re-think on nighttime visibility. Pixel comprises the entire base fabric of the Zap line; no longer are reflective capabilities constrained to discrete piping or accent strips.Pixel fabrics create “explosive illumination” when reflecting, and that verbiage appears to not be over-hype – just check out the video for proof.The Pixel technology is not being limited to the Zap jacket. Sugoi’s new shoe covers (Zap booties) almost eclipse the jacket in their stunning brightness. Keep your cadence high enough and motorists will think they’re seeing a superhero blow by in a blur of light.As Sugoi says, the Pixel fabric “only reveals its hidden power when it’s struck by artificial light.” My two take aways: a) there is hidden superhero power in this tech, and b) we no longer have to wear those crazy, road-sign, hi-vis colors. Yay! (Projected availability is not till September, US price TBD.)last_img read more

IB13: Descente Introduces Poron Xrd Chamois – Creates Body Armor for your Bits?

first_imgOk, we’re pretty sure Descente’s intent was never to create a protective chamois, but in the pursuit of comfort that’s basically what happened. In one of the more innovative approaches to chamois design we’ve seen in a while, Descente looked to Poron XRD – the same material used in body armor like G-Form’s reactionary knee pads. When Descente investigated using Poron XRD for chamois they found that it was great at absorbing low speed vibrations for long term comfort, but under hard impacts (think potholes, mounting your CX bike, etc) the added protection of the instantly stiffening material was a welcomed bonus.Just how do you go about adding impact absorbing foam to a chamois? Descente has the details next. Poron XRD is an incredible material, but an entire chamois made out of the stuff would be heavy, and honestly probably horrible. To make it work, Descente uses a thin foam cover and then sandwiches the black foam pictured to the left and the Poron XRD as seen by the yellow sections. The result is a chamois that Descente says is probably the most comfortable they’ve tried.In 2014, the Poron XRD chamois will only be found in their top of the line Full Gas bib short. In addition to the technologically advanced chamois, the shorts have a race cut combined with their Compress Tech fabric for a high end short worthy of the term “Full Gas.”Instead of silicone grippers of any kind, the Full Gas Bibs use a 2.5″ compression band around the thigh. Both men and women get a Full Gas design, each built with the same technology with the men’s short going for $200 and the women’s at $180.last_img read more

Wednesday Group Ride – Random New Bicycle Products & News

first_imgWelcome to the Wednesday Group Ride, a collection of small news bits from the overload of info coming into our offices. Stuff that we simply don’t have time to do a full story on but wanted to share anyway.State Bicycle Co. has added a Black Label Series, a 6061 aluminum track bike with a double butted, TIG welded frame and Essor full carbon fiber fork. It’s built up with a SRAM S100 crankset, flip-flop hub and house brand Pista drop bars. Retail for the complete bike is $759 with a choice of five frame colors.Lots more random bike stuff below… The Mudhugger comes out of the UK, where riding in foul weather is virtually guaranteed if you want sufficient trail time. Front and rear models attach to suspension frames with ease, with the front handling any wheel size and the rear units generally accommodating 26″ and 27.5″ tires or 29ers depending on model.Flexr Sports has developed an insulated water bottle with a disposable, biodegradable and BPA-free liner. Don’t like residual flavors or cleaning? Just pull out the liner and replace it. It also eliminates sloshing – the liner collapses on itself as you drink. The easy squeeze body and quick spout make it easy to gulp a lot, too.While we’re on disposables, Coghlan’s new Adhesive Signal Light is an LED blinky that’s hermetically sealed against moisture and dust, making it an ideal (but not reusable) emergency flasher. It’ll run 80 hours and can be seen up to a half mile away. Set it to fast or slow strobe, solid or off. It’s just 2″ tall and about as thick as a credit card and weighs next to nothing. Retail is just $5.99.The new Praxtour CTR takes indoor cycling to a new level of realism. Fans blow air across you, lending an air of movement while their onscreen workouts move at the pace you’re pedaling. Numerous videos of European classic road bike races are available. The entire bike rocks and tilts to simulate climbing and descending, also tied to the actual terrain in the videos. It’s all touch screen and self contained, too, just plug and play. You can even sync up and race your friends. Assuming, of course, you can each shell out the $6,000 asking price. Too much? They have less expensive systems that use your own bike and PC.Along those premium lines, the Buxum Tourmalet Bike Box could be the toughest bike case out there. With reinforced corners, all-aluminum construction and an internal anti-crush system protect your bike from the worst that baggage handlers can do. Solid yet adjustable fork and axle mounts hold your frame tightly in place with space all round it. Four steel twist latches close it tightly and can be locked. Weight is about 26.5lbs, keeping it in line with ABS plastic versions from other brands. There’s also the Ventoux (for larger bikes) and Galibier (for bikes with S&S Couplers). For now, shipping costs from Hong Kong bring the total for U.S. customers to about $1,050, but they’re looking for North American distribution soon.CloseoutBikes.com, which we reported on here, has changed names to Bike2020. As in 20/20 vision on the new-old-stock bike you want. Don’t remember what they do? Simple: They help bike shops sell through prior model year bikes, closeouts and other such remnant complete bikes by providing a quick, easy to search database that points you to a local bike shop.Got a few minutes to kill? Head over to Tracker Ride Epic and ride along (by playing a video game) for each stage of this year’s Absa Cape Epic. You can win prizes, or just track your favorite riders in the real race, in real time.For a video game like experience that won’t make you feel so sedentary, check out this tAlleyCat online competitive cycling app on Kickstarter. It’s in its final days and needs some funding help to get better. Video’s not so enchanting, but the tech seems really cool and pits you and your friends against each other virtually in real time.Tantalus Cycling is a startup triathlon brand launching with affordable deep carbon racing wheels. Named after Tantalus Road on Oahu, it’s the brainchild of Matt and Laura Radniecki. Sure, the wheels are using an existing design, but you can get a set of the Velox 8 (88mm deep) wheels built with Novatec hubs and cnSpoke aero spokes for just $850 as part of their Indiegogo campaign. There’s also a Velox 6 (60mm deep) on offer, with a limited number at $800. Or get a combo 6/8 front and rear. All are built with 20 spokes front and 24 rear, with matte or gloss carbon finish. Shimano/SRAM or Campy freehubs. They come with a 2-year warranty. Wheel rentals may be coming this summer, too.Think cargo bikes can’t be sexy? Butchers and Bicycles out of Copenhagen gives it a pretty good go with this incredibly well done commercial for a spectacular cargo trike. The trick (besides good cinematography and music) is the pivoting frame that makes speedy corning and hammering feel natural rather than scary as hell.last_img read more

Review: Alligator Cable’s Ultra Smooth 31-Strand Stainless Steel Shift Cables

first_imgThe 31 individual strands of the Alligator cable (left) are thinner than the 19 strands from a standard cable (right). This makes the entire cable much more supple so it bends more easily in tight spaces. For frames (like the original Jet9 RDO) that have tight corners or multiple short bends in the cable runs, it helps everything run smoother. When I flexed and wiggled the 31-strand and a standard cable, the Alligator was noticeably more pliable.It’s also light at just 15g for a full length cable with both shifter nubs still intact. Notice how small the coil is and how few wraps I had to do with the end to keep it all together? It’s just one small example of how flexible the cable is.I’ve had these on the bike now for two months and ridden in rain, heavy (heavy!!!) humidity and dry dirt and had no problems. The bike’s even been on the back of a car through some highway rain, and it’s still running smooth as the day it was installed. Granted, the new Jet9 RDO’s running full length housing, but water will get anywhere and often one crud-filled ride can gunk up shifting. Also, I’ve only had to make a couple small twists to the shifter’s barrel adjuster during that time, so cable stretch has been minimal. It’s a little thing, but sometimes little things make all the difference.Check ’em out at AlligatorCables.com. Normally, when we’re talking about Alligator, we’re showing you some wild brake parts (here and here) or showcasing an insane project bike. Their 31-Strand Slick Stainless Steel cables are a bit more tame, but still worth a look.Aftermarket cables are a weird sort of afterthought these days, most often being a purchase of last minute need with choice being made by whatever your local bike shop has in stock. Alligator cables might not be the first name you’ll find hanging on the wall pegs, but they bring quite a few options to the table.These eschew any outer coating but use thinner cable strands to pack more into the same space, then smooth the outer edges to make them slick. Since there are no special coatings to wear off, and they’re stainless, they should maintain their luster and performance for a long time.These made their way onto my bike build for the TS Epic, connecting the XX1 group (reviewed here) along the Niner Jet9 RDO’s frame. Route past the break to see what makes them special…last_img read more