Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins & More Set for 2019-2020 Season at Classic Stage Company

first_imgJonathan Hadary, Victor Garber & Terrence Mann in the 1990 premiere of “Assassins” at Playwrights Horizons(Photo: Martha Swope/NYPL) View Comments A new staging of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical Assassins has been announced to appear at Classic Stage as part of the company’s 2019-2020 season. The off-Broadway nonprofit’s newest lineup of productions will also include Shakespeare’s Macbeth and a pair of beloved gothic plays performed in repertory.Artistic Director John Doyle, said, “All of the works this season explore disturbing aspects of humanity. Yet they all have beauty. There’s nothing more poetically beautiful than Macbeth’s ‘Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow’ speech; there’s tenderness in the two gothic plays; there’s so much humor in Assassins—and such deep psychological and social insight in all of them.”The season will kick off with a new interpretation of Macbeth (October-December 2019) directed by Doyle. He will also helm the revival of Assassins (April-June 2020), which first appeared off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1990 and was later seen in a Tony-winning Broadway production with Roundabout Theatre Company in 2004.The centerpiece of the Classic Stage season will be repertory stagings of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (January-March 2020).Casting, additional creative team members and exact production dates will be announced at a later time.last_img read more

Samantha Bee apologizes for calling Ivanka Trump an expletive

first_imgTBS(NEW YORK) — Samantha Bee issued an apology Thursday for using an expletive to describe first daughter Ivanka Trump on her TBS show Full Frontal Wednesday night.The host referred to Trump as a “feckless c—” during her taped broadcast, which has resulted in sponsors State Farm and AutoTrader suspending their advertising.“I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night,” Bee tweeted. “It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”TBS tweeted its own statement: “Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night. Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it.”Bee’s comment came when she was criticizing the Trump administration’s policy of separating parents and children who have tried to enter the United States without proper documentation. Citing a photo Ivanka shared to Instagram several days ago featuring her holding her young son, Bee slammed the first daughter, who works in the White House, as “oblivious.”White House press secretary Sarah Sanders addressed the controversy, stating, “The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling. Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.”Some are wondering why TBS hasn’t canceled Bee’s show following the swift action by ABC after Roseanne Barr made racist comments about former Barack Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Though Barr later apologized, ABC Entertainment condemned the comedian’s words and canceled Barr’s popular sitcom Roseanne.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more