Phantom Star Hugh Panaro, Tony Winner Lillias White & Kinky Boots’ Annaleigh Ashford Join Broadway Salutes

first_imgThe Phantom of the Opera’s Hugh Panaro, Tony winner Lillias White and Audience Choice Award winner Annaleigh Ashford will join Emmy winner Holland Taylor at the fifth annual Broadway Salutes on September 24. The free public event begins at the Times Square Visitor Center at 4PM. View Comments Panaro is one of Broadway’s longest-running Phantoms. White won a Tony Award for her featured performance The Life. Ashford is currently performing on Broadway in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots. Broadway Salutes honors theater professionals who have worked 25, 35 and 50 years in their respective theatrical craft. The afternoon’s presentation, hosted by Taylor and directed by Marc Bruni, will also include special recognition of three classic musicals, a 25-year inductee, a 35-year inductee, and a 50-year inductee. Panaro will perform a number from Phantom of the Opera (25 years), White will sing a song from Ain’t Misbehavin’ (35 years) and Ashford will take on Fanny Brice from Funny Girl (50 years). The event is presented by the Broadway League and the Coalition of Broadway Unions. Star Files Hugh Panaro Annaleigh Ashfordlast_img read more

Navy Operational Support Center

first_imgBuilding 190(847)“Ready Now. Anytime, Anywhere.” The mission of the U.S. Navy Reserve is to provide mission-capable units and individuals to the Navy, Marine Corps Team throughout the full range of operations from peace to war. In today’s environment, the Navy Reserve is called on to play an increasingly active role in the day-to-day planning and operational requirements of the active Navy. The Navy Reserve represents 20 percent of the Navy’s total assets and is a significant force multiplier the fleet must have to meet its growing global obligations. Nowhere is this more evident than aboard NOSC Chicago, the “Gem of the Mid-West” and finest Operational Support Center the Navy has to offer. NOSC Chicago’s mission is to provide administrative and logistic support to more than 1,700 Navy Reservists from 48 units throughout the upper Midwest for mobilization readiness and operational support to the Fleet. On any given month, there are 200 to 300 of NOSC Chicago’s Selected Reservists mobilized in support of various Naval missions throughout the world.last_img read more


first_imgHuntsville International Airport — Carl T. Jones Field1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd.Huntsville, AL 35824 256-772-9395www.flyhuntsville.comHuntsville International Airport is about 11 miles from Redstone Arsenal and is the largest commercial airport in northern Alabama, serving more than 1.2 million passengers annually. It provides nonstop service to Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago; Dallas; Houston; Denver; and Washington, D.C. The airport’s major passenger carriers include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United.Ground transportation includes bus, taxi, shuttle, limo and rental car service. Rental car counters and other ground transportation options are on the first floor in the baggage claim area. The airport is served by six rental car companies.Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport5900 Messer Airport HighwayBirmingham, AL 35212 205-595-0533www.flybirmingham.comBirmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is about 78 miles from Redstone Arsenal, serving just under 2.7 million passengers annually. The airport is served by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United.Ground transportation includes bus, taxi, shuttle, limo and rental car services on the ground level of the parking deck. There are nine rental car companies.Nashville International AirportOne Terminal Drive, Suite 501Nashville, TN 37214 615-275-1675www.flynashville.comNashville International Airport is 121 miles from Redstone Arsenal. Serving more than 11.6 million passengers annually, Nashville International is one of the fastest growing airports in the country. It is served by Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United, Alaska Airlines, Contour Airlines, JetBlue and WestJet.Ground transportation includes bus, taxi, shuttle, limo and rental car services. The airport is served by 10 rental car companies.Memphis International Airport2491 Winchester Road, No. 113Memphis, TN 38116 901-922-8000www.mscaa.comMemphis International Airport is 190 miles from Redstone Arsenal. Major airlines include American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United, Delta Airlines and Southwest Airlines.Ground transportation includes bus, taxi, shuttle, limo and rental car services. The airport is served by nine rental car companies. To get to the Ground Transportation Center, where rental car services are located, start in Terminal B and go one level below baggage claim to the lowest level, using an escalator or elevator. Follow signs that read Economy Parking/Rental Cars.last_img read more


first_imgLearn about the Ohio’s history and cultural contributions by visiting any one of the many local museums.Boonshoft Museum of Discovery2600 DeWeese ParkwayDayton, OH 45414 937-275-7431www.boonshoftmuseum.orgThe Boonshoft Museum of Discovery grew out of a collection gathered by prominent Dayton citizens on their trips around the world that were contributed to the Dayton Library and Museum. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a children’s museum, a science and technology center and an accredited zoo. It also houses a planetarium and an observatory.Carillon Historical Park1000 Carillon Blvd.Dayton, OH 45409 937-293-2841www.daytonhistory.orgThis 65-acre park and museum complex in Dayton features numerous historical buildings, including its Wright Brothers Aviation Center, the 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon and the Kettering Family Education Center, which anchors the park and features changing exhibits in the National City Exhibit Gallery. Special events include carillon concerts, living history days, classic car shows, festive holiday celebrations and more. After stepping back in time on a learning adventure, you can sit down and relax with a bite or pint at the park’s cafe or brewery. Visit the website for hours, admission and more information about the various museums, grounds and gift shop at the park.Dayton Art Institute456 Belmonte Park N.Dayton, OH 45405 937-223-4278www.daytonartinstitute.orgOver the past several years, Dayton Art Institute’s collection has grown significantly through generous gifts of artwork by local donors, including important Oceanic art, Asian art, and American fine and decorative art collections. The collection spans 5,000 years of art history.Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House85 S. Greenmont Ave.Springfield, OH 45505 937-327-9291www.westcotthouse.orgThe Westcott House, the product of arguably the most important architect of the modern era, was designed in 1906 and built in 1908. The Westcott House not only embodies Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative Prairie School architectural design but also extended Wright’s concept of relating the building to its site by means of a terrace, a lily pond, gardens and other landscape elements. Hours vary by season; visit the website for more information.Miami Valley Military History Museum120 Ohio Ave., Bldg. 120Dayton, OH 45428 937-267-7629www.mvmhm.comThe Miami Valley Military History Museum preserves the memory of the veterans of our armed forces — past, present and future. The exhibits begin with the Revolutionary War and continue through to more recent conflicts in Iraq and elsewhere. Hours are contingent on volunteer availability; check the museum’s website for more information.National Museum of the U.S. Air Force1100 Spaatz St.Wright-Patterson AFB, OH National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world. The museum collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force’s history, heritage and traditions in air, space and cyberspace to a global audience through exhibits, educational outreach, special programs and the stewardship of the national historic collection.Springfield Museum of Art107 Cliff Park RoadSpringfield, OH 45504 937-325-4673www.springfieldart.netThe Springfield Museum of Art was accepted into the Smithsonian Affiliates program in 2012, currently the only art museum in Ohio with that distinction. The museum has a rotating list of exhibits and collections. Visit the website for information on current and upcoming exhibitions.Wright “B” Flyer Inc.10550 Springboro PikeMiamisburg, OH 45342 937-885-2327www.wright-b-flyer.orgWright “B” Flyer Inc. is an all-volunteer, membership-based corporation on the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport near Dayton. The corporation flies one Model B look-alike during the summer months, and the hangar doubles as a museum.last_img read more

Local Connections

first_imgChamber of CommerceUse the chambers’ online membership directories to connect with local businesses as you settle into your new community.Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce520 Fellowship Road, E502Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce1027 Hooper Ave., Building 1, Second Floor, Suite 5Toms River, NJ 08753 732-349-0220 GovernmentOfficial state, county and city websites are valuable resources for newcomers because they provide information on the local government’s boards and committees, public safety organizations, community social services and other helpful agencies. They also give up-to-date information on municipal contacts, local events and recreational opportunities.For more information on your new home, visit: WRFF 104.5 (alternative):  NBC:  Ocean County:  CBS:  Township of Pemberton:  Township of Toms River:  Township of Evesham:  ABC:  Burlington County:  WUSL 98.9 (hip hop):  Township of Moorestown:  WIOQ 102.7 (top 40):  Asbury Park Press:  Township of Lakewood:  Wrightstown:  News and Social MediaGet a feel for your new community by tapping into its news and entertainment options online. From local news media or social media, you can get a better feel for the vibe of your new town from the comfort of your armchair at home.Newspapers Township of Jackson:  FOX:  Radio stations PBS:  The Trentonian:  Township of Mount Holly:  WHYY 90.9 (public radio):  Television stations State of New Jersey:  TourismDrop in and learn the lay of the land from local experts.Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau109 Church St.New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Ocean County Tourism101 Hooper Ave.P.O. Box 2191Toms River, NJ 08754 Visit New JerseyP.O. Box 300Trenton, NJ 08625 609-599-6540www.visitnj.orglast_img read more

In San Antonio and South Texas

first_imgin San Antonio and South TexasNestled in the heart of south-central Texas, San Antonio has gone from the sleepy Spanish mission whose fall galvanized Texican revolutionaries to the seventh-biggest U.S. city, an international mix of heady glitz and down-home hospitality. The influences of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, African-Americans and the Deep South can be seen and felt in the city’s rich history and bright future.The second-largest metropolis in Texas — only Houston has more people — the Alamo city is a bustling hive of business, culture, sports, transportation and media. A high quality of life paired with a relatively low cost of living makes San Antonio attractive both to go-getters and retirees.In 2010, under orders from the Base Closure and Realignment Commission, the Army’s Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base and Randolph Air Force Base consolidated into Joint Base San Antonio. Supporting almost 400,000 people, JBSA is the largest single DOD installation, and just under 108,000 veterans live in the community. Approximately 150 miles away, Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio supports several thousand active-duty service members, civilians, family members, contractors and veterans in the area.Enlist the help of a reputable real estate agent to help you sort through the area’s home options. The Texas Association of Realtors is a central source of local real estate information and services. Visit to find expert and professional services for those who’d like to buy their new home.SAN ANTONIOIn 2017, the city had an estimated 1.5 million residents, according to the U.S. Census, with a total of 2.4 million people calling the extended metropolitan area home. Between 2014 and 2015, the city added almost 30,000 people, making it the fourth-fastest-growing U.S. metropolis. Population density in San Antonio was 2,473 per square mile in 2010, the census found. The city sits on about 460 square miles of land and enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with mild winters and hot, muggy summers. The year’s coldest month usually is January (average low 38.6 degrees), the warmest, July or August (average high just under 95 degrees), and the annual average temperature is just a shade over 69 degrees. The city is 74 miles southwest of Austin, the Texas capital. Area elevation is 772 feet, the highest point being Mount Smith at 1,892 feet, where the Edwards Plateau lifts the northeast part of Bexar County.The city is divided into 10 council districts and organized by a council-manager form of government. Each district elects a representative to the council, with the mayor chosen in a citywide vote. The council functions as the city’s legislative body and hires the city manager, who oversees day-to-day operations and executes council ordinances.For everyday recreation, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department maintains 235 public parks and other facilities, including a sunken garden theater, a wilderness park known for rare birds and terrestrial orchids, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gymnasiums, historic cemeteries, sports facilities, recreation centers, the Japanese Tea Garden, and a botanical garden and conservatory. More than 15,338 acres of parkland are laced with 150-plus miles of walking, hiking and biking trails. Learn more about the city’s network of facilities and find those close to you at information about city services, go to its website, Antonio gives newcomers plenty of choices when selecting a home. The median gross rent was $882 and median selected monthly owner costs for housing units with a mortgage were $1,271 in 2016, the census calculated. Mean travel time to work in 2016 was about 24 minutes.Following are some of San Antonio’s better-known neighborhoods.DowntownThe heart of the city, San Antonio’s downtown is a popular destination for tourists and locals visiting the Alamo; the Tower of the Americas; the River Walk; the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Rivercenter Mall; La Villita Historic Arts District; the San Antonio Public Library, called “Mexican Modernist” by historians and “Enchilada Red” by locals; and HemisFair Park, site of 1968’s World’s Fair. Downtown, the 1929 landmark Majestic Empire Theater with its extravagant design and canopy of twinkling stars hosts national touring acts, musical theater and dance companies all year long.MidtownMidtown’s neighborhoods range from working-class Beacon Hill (Victorian) to hustling Five Points to upper-middle-class Monte Vista (French Eclectic, Neoclassical and Italian Renaissance), and divide Downtown from Alamo Heights. The old Pearl Brewery is here, now reincarnated as a multi-use property of apartments, restaurants, retailers and businesses and a twice-weekly farmers market, as are Trinity University and historic Temple Beth-El.Alamo HeightsBordered by Olmos Basin Park and its path-lined creek, this section of San Antonio is in the north-central corridor, 4.5 miles north of downtown. Highlights include the McNay Art Museum, first modern art museum in Texas; the Witte Museum; Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Zoo; the Botanical Gardens; the San Antonio Country Club and Quarry Golf Club; and the Japanese Tea Garden.South SideThis art-heavy area just south of downtown embraces the King William Historic District atop old irrigated farmland that once fed the Mission San Antonio de Valero — better known as the Alamo — to the north. By the late 1800s, prosperous German families were moving in, building imposing homes in Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian styles. Restoration began in earnest in the 1950s, and now the whole area is on the National Register of Historic Places. Many residents enjoy the trails and picnic spots of the Medina River Recreation Area.Northeast SideThe suburban Northeast Side is the region closest to Randolph Air Force Base and comprises the suburbs of Schertz, Converse, Universal City, Selma, Kirby, Windcrest and Live Oak. School districts serving this side of the city include Judson, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City and North East. Northeast Side also houses The Forum, one of the state’s largest shopping centers with almost 70 stores, and Rolling Oaks Mall.Northwest SideNorthwest Side holds neighborhoods, suburbs, businesses and institutions, among them the main campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Also in Northwest is the Medical Center District, with its South Texas Medical Center hospital and research district. Smaller divisions include the Bluemel Road, Oak Hills, Mockingbird Hill and Cinnamon Creek neighborhoods, along with notable parks such as Denman Estate Park and the jogging path through the San Antonio Medical Center District, the San Antonio Medical Foundation Trail.Inner West Side and Far West SideInner West Side was one of the first neighborhoods within the city’s original 36 miles and has a mix of modest mostly two- and three-bedroom homes dating from the early 1900s and post-WWII. The historic Our Lady of the Lake University with its soaring spires, St. Mary’s University and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower are landmarks.Much of Far West Side lies beyond San Antonio’s city limits but is served by Bexar County, and with homes starting in the low- to mid-$100,000s and proximity to JBSA-Lackland, it has increasingly drawn middle-class families and first-time home buyers to make it one of the fastest-growing areas in the metropolis. Christus Santa Rosa Hospital & Westover Hills serves the area.DEL RIOThe pretty, pleasant city of Del Rio is in what is historically one of the most colorful parts of Texas.Arid Val Verde County, with its broken ground so suited for ambushes, proximity to the Mexican border, solitary ranches and isolated springs bubbling up from the Edwards-Trinity aquifer, had the U.S. military already taking an interest by 1846, just as the Republic of Texas became a state. By 1852, the Army maintained a string of posts and forts from Fort Brown (now Brownsville, Texas) northwest to Fort Clark at Las Moras Springs east of Del Rio, where the government’s southern route to the California gold rush, the El Paso Road, crossed a Comanche raiding trail.In 1868, settlers established a community, San Felipe Del Rio, on San Felipe Creek near the Fort Clark garrison. The post office for what was now “Del Rio” opened in 1872, the first school started with 15 students in 1874, and the Episcopal diocese built the first church there in 1884, though a tornado blew it away almost immediately.In 1883, the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway came, and with easy access, so did more settlers. Sheep and cattle ranching were and remain important, though Angora goats also thrive on the rugged land, and the oldest stand-alone bull-riding event in the world, George Paul Memorial Bullriding, pays tribute to the region’s Western heritage.Two lakes from dammed-up waters of the Devils River, built in the 1920s for power and recreation, were submerged by the 89,000-acre Amistad Reservoir and Dam slung across the Rio Grande 12 miles northwest of Del Rio in 1969. Today, Amistad Reservoir, jointly owned by the United States and Mexico, draws boating, fishing, swimming, scuba diving and water-skiing enthusiasts year-round.The county seat of Val Verde County, Del Rio — just across the Rio Grande from its sister city, Ciudad Acuña, Mexico — had a little over 36,000 residents in 2017. Of those, 2,243 were veterans, the census says. The 20.2 square miles occupied by the city lie on the northwestern fringes of the South Texas brush country, semiarid in moisture, with hot and humid summers. Winter snow or freezing rain are surprising enough to raise comment. July and August are the hottest months (average high 97 degrees), December and January the coldest (average low 41 degrees) and the average annual temperature is 70.5 degrees. Population density in 2010 was 1,766 people per square mile.Median household income, 2012 to 2016, was $41,662. Major employers, in addition to Laughlin AFB, include federal agencies, the San Felipe Del Rio School District and Val Verde Regional Medical Center. It doesn’t take long to get to work; mean travel time, the census says, is about 18 minutes. On the whole, it’s cheaper to live in Del Rio than in much of the rest of the U.S.Median gross rent was $633 and selected monthly owner costs for housing units with a mortgage were $1,184 in 2016, the census said.The website is a good place to start for general information about the city.Following are some of Del Rio’s notable neighborhoods.San Felipe and South Del RioSettlers drawn to limpid San Felipe Creek and its crystalline springs created Del Rio’s oldest neighborhoods, where adobe or frame cottages nestle beneath lofty native pecans, oaks and sycamores. This area bounded by the creek is one of the most popular places in the city to live.ChihuahuaThe Chihuahua barrio, another popular place, is also on the south side of town. St. Joseph Church is the heart of the community, with UCO Park another local landmark.Buena VistaThis neighborhood includes several subdivisions, and the developer nodded to the region’s history with a Native American theme. Streets have names like Medicine Bow, Peacepipe, Arrowhead and Tomahawk.Ceniza HillsDel Rio’s newest subdivision lies on the city’s northern rim and is named after ceniza, or Texas purple sage, a silver-leafed plant that bursts into bloom when it’s going to rain.EastsideVal Verde Regional Medical Center and Star Park both are in Eastside, which got its neighborhood name from East Side Elementary School.WestsideWestside lies in the northwest part of the city, and its principal feature is Del Rio International Airport, a general aviation airport favored by Air Force student pilots.last_img read more

Interbike 2010: New Nano-K Carbon Road Handlebar, Oversized Pro-Level Stem and Colors from FSA

first_imgThe new K-Force Light Road Stem (which officially debuted in May) is extremely oversized by request of Pro Tour teams that wanted something extremely stiff. It uses reversed bolts on the face plate for both aesthetics and to save a bit of weight because they don’t have to reinforce the face plate as much. It has a 1.25″ opening with a keyed insert to make it fit 1.125″ steerer tubes.  $250. New color options in the SL-K parts line. The pink will only have 500 of each item coming to the U.S. and a portion of the sales goes to breast cancer research. If you recall, the big news from FSA was the release of their all-new complete drivetrain group: Metron.On the backside of their display, they had some updates and new products for their K-Force components. The new K-Force Light Nano K road handlebar has carbon nano tubes in the resin. During the curing and molding process, it fuses the nano tubes into the unidirectional carbon fiber to create a stronger, more impact resistant bar. It weighs in at 189g (about 20g lighter than the regular K-Force Light bar). MSRP is $350.Below it is a new stem developed with pros in mind, and they have some new graphic color options.  Peep ’em after the break…last_img read more

Broadway Grosses: Hello, Dolly! Star Bette Midler Packs Houses in Farewell Week

first_imgBette Midler wrapped up her Tony-winning, record-breaking run in the hit revival of Hello, Dolly! this weekend and audiences didn’t miss the chance to catch her celebrated performance once more. The star who made a decades-in-the-making Broadway-musical return packed the Shubert Theatre as crowds caught her dynamite performance one last time. During Midler’s final week, Hello, Dolly! filled the Shubert to 101.65% capacity, bringing in a box office gross of $2,436,207.84. The Divine Miss M may have exited the building, but theater fans had better make plans to return to Hello, Dolly! as the show’s new headliner, Tony-winning icon Bernadette Peters, will walk down the staircase at the Harmonia Gardens restaurant beginning on January 20.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending January 14:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($3,105,160.00)2. Hello, Dolly! ($2,436,207.84)*3. Springsteen on Broadway ($2,411,150.00)4. The Lion King ($1,941,493.00)5. Dear Evan Hansen ($1,741,089.66)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Latin History for Morons ($525,021.50)*4. The Parisian Woman ($462,636.50)3. The Play That Goes Wrong ($418,670.00)2. John Lithgow: Stories by Heart ($307,280.40)1. The Children ($282,652.10)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. Meteor Shower (102.03%)2. Come From Away  (101.97%)3. Hamilton (101.81%)4. The Book of Mormon (101.81%)5. Hello, Dolly! (101.65%)*UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Latin History for Morons (81.66%)*4. The Play That Goes Wrong (79.55%)3. Kinky Boots (79.23%)2. The Phantom of the Opera (76.85%)1. School of Rock (73.61%)*Number based on seven performancesSource: The Broadway League View Comments Hello, Dolly! Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 25, 2018last_img read more

Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany to Make New York Stage Debut in Mary Page Marlowe

first_img Mary Page Marlowe Tatiana Maslany(Photo: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images) Star Files Tatiana Maslany Related Showscenter_img Emmy-winning star Tatiana Maslany will make her first off-Broadway appearance in the New York premiere of Tony and Pulitzer winner Tracy Letts’ Mary Page Marlowe, set to begin previews on June 19 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre. Lila Neugebauer will direct the production, which will officially open on July 12.Tatiana Maslany won acclaim for her turn in the sci-fi series Orphan Black, which earned her the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Her other credits include Stronger, Two Lovers and a Bear, Kim Nguyen and The Other Half.Mary Page Marlowe focuses on a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. Additional casting for the off-Broadway production will be announced at a later date. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 19, 2018last_img read more

Alex Brightman on Beetlejuice Being a ‘Secret Society’ on Broadway, Perfecting His Ghostly Character & More

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 30:35Loaded: 0%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -30:35 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. You’re going to want to say Alex Brightman’s name three times after seeing him star as the titular demon in Beeltejuice on Broadway. Brightman is returning to the Winter Garden Theatre in the new musical after earning a Tony nomination for leading the company of School of Rock there in 2016. “They said they’re going to name the theater after me when I do a third show there,” Brightman joked on a recent episode of’s #LiveAtFive. “We’ll call it the Winter Brightman.” Brightman has been perfecting his portrayal of the classic Tim Burton character for three years. “I love the Beetlejuice drag,” he said. “I didn’t think I would take to it, but I love it. My look is a labor of three years of makeup tests. It ranged from an exact replica of Michael Keaton to something that was way too scary. I remember looking in the mirror and it was frightening.”Bringing Tim Burton’s mystical world to life on stage is no easy feat, and Brightman is thankful for the audience’s overwhelming support. “The audiences have been nuts,” he said. “People have said it’s like we lock the doors and have a party for two and a half hours, or that we’re in this secret society on Broadway that no one knows about.” While Brightman loves getting to play a vulgar ghost, he wonders what it would  be like to step into another character’s shoes. “I would like to know what its like to be Adam Maitland,” Brightman said. “Rob [McClure] is elevating normal people in a show about abnormal people. I think its more difficult than what they get credit for. Not to be a jerk, but I always think I’m the funniest person in the room half the time, and it’s such the opposite in the show. Every five seconds, I’m like, ‘I have to be better; I have to be funnier’ because of how good everyone is.”Catch Brightman in Beetlejuice, now playing at the Winter Garden Theatre.Watch the full episode of #LiveatFive below! Alex Brightman in Beetlejuice (Photo: Matthew Murphy) View Comments Beetlejuice Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 6, 2020 Star Files Alex Brightmanlast_img read more