After I saw “The Producers” at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre tonight (review to follow soon) I got to chat with Eddie Curry. He co-stars in “The Producers” with B&B’s artistic director, Douglas E. Stark, and serves as the B&B’s producer/casting director.
Curry told me some very exciting news about B&B’s upcoming season but swore me to secrecy about the details until the season has been announced. So….here’s me playing gossip columnist and talking AROUND the news:
A certain show in B&B’s upcoming season will be an original musical based on a classic story whose title alone makes me shiver in anticipation.
The book was written by a very sexy, very talented male B&B star. (Okay, yes. I have another crush. That gorgeous man can sing AND write?)
The music was written by a very talented and hugely busy B&B director. (I want to take lessons from him on time management and productivity! For all I know, he may be sexy, too. I haven’t met him yet.)
The show has been produced in only one other theatre. The production at B&B will be a second sort of workshop production. Then it will go to a 3rd “higher level” theatre and then, they hope…to Broadway! Wouldn’t that be cool, to be able to say that we (the Indianapolis audience) were part of the process that got a show to Broadway?
Curry will play one of the characters. Indianapolis director/actor Ty Stover may also play one of the characters. Stover will, in any case, play a prominent role in another B&B show this coming season. I was delighted to hear that because a) he gave me a lot of useful advice and encouragement when I first started writing about theatre on IndianaAuditions.com last summer and b) I enjoyed the hilariously gross show about zombies that he directed for the Indy Fringe Festival last summer. I’ll look forward to his B&B appearance this year.
And that’s my scoop for this evening.
Coming soon: a review of Wayne Township Commnity Theatre’s “Pippin,” a review of Beef and Boards’ “The Producers,” and a spur-of-the moment Conversation with Eddie Curry.