September 2000 News
Page updated on September 30, 2000
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Breast Cancer Benefit
Forevergreen's 4th Annual Breast Cancer Benefit Friday - October 6th "The Auction" Items Donated By members of the Arts, Theatre, Entertainment Industry. Special Appearance by Red Letter Day, award winning national recording artists from Maryland! $5 Cover Includes Free Drink And Hero Starting at 9 pm
Auction Items include:
• Autographed stagewear from JOAN JETT!
• Guest passes to concert & autographed items from Ani Di Franco!
• Tickets for many great productions including the Vagina Monologues (featuring Alanis Morisette), The Laramie Project & the Donkey Show, one includes a limo as well and dinner for two!
• 2 passes to the Rocky Horror Show featuring JOAN JETT!
• Autographed books from women writers
• Original works from women artists
• Something from the NY Liberty
• A special weekend getaway that includes overnight accomodations (at Cozy Cabins) & dinner for 2 at the Annex!
Rocky Horror Show Opening
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW WILL OPEN ON BROADWAY AT THE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE ON NOVEMBER 15th.
PRODUCER: JORDAN ROTH (THE DONKEY SHOW)
DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY (JEFFREY, THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER TOLD, BLOWN SIDEWAYS THROUGH LIFE, FIRES IN THE MIRROR)
BOOK/MUSIC/LYRICS: RICHARD O'BRIEN
CHOREOGRAPHER: JERRY MITCHELL (FULL MONTY, HEDWIG, JEFFREY, JAM ON THE GROOVE)
SCENIC DESIGN: DAVID ROCKWELL (architect/designer: ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES THEATRE, MOHEGAN SUN CASINO, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL THEATRES, THE CARL SAGAN DISCOVERY CENTER)
LIGHTING DESIGN: PAUL GALLO (TITANIC, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ, FORUM, GUYS AND DOLLS, SIX DEGREES, CITY OF ANGELS)
COSTUME DESIGN: DAVID WOOLARD (DAMN YANKEES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, A FEW GOOD MEN, THE DONKEY SHOW)
SOUND DESIGN: RICHARD FITZGERALD/SOUND ASSOCIATES
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: HENRY ARONSON
ORCHESTRATIONS: DOUG KATSAROS
Taste of DC
from: Taste of DC
TASTE OF DC is the largest outdoor food and music festival on the Eastern seaboard. Now in its tenth year, the festival remains one of Washington's most highly anticipated annual events. TASTE OF DC celebrates the rich international culture of the Nation's Capital, and more than one million area residents and visitors from around the world are expected to attend. The 2000 Live Entertainment Lineup to-date includes The Temptations, Average White Band, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, and Los Hombres Calientes. Local Artists performing at the festival, include Chuck Brown, Deanna Bogart, Hula Monsters, Bobby Parker, Origem, Willie Paul and DKGB, and Signorello.
Rocky Horror Ticket Info
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW: Don't Dream it, BE THERE - for less! Through this special offer you can purchase tickets reduced from $79.50 to just $49.50* per ticket for preview performances if you order your tickets by October 19! Be the first to experience this electrifying event featuring Dick Cavett as The Narrator, Lea Delaria as Eddie, Alice Ripley as Janet, Jarrod Ermick as Brad, JOAN JETT as Columbia, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Magenta, and Tom Hewitt as Frank 'N' Furter. THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - you haven't seen it, until you've seen it LIVE! You're all virgins to us, so come lose it in Times Square! The ROCKY HORROR SHOW begins October 20 at Circle in the Square. Call Tele-Charge NOW at 212-239-6200. *$49.50 ticket price is valid for preview performances, October 20-November 14, 2000 only. Offer expires October 19, 2000. Limit 20 tickets per order.
Subject to availability. Some restrictions apply.
JOAN JETT to star in Rocky Horror Live
NEW YORK -- Rocker JOAN JETT will star in the Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show, with talk show host Dick Cavett returning to the legitimate stage as the narrator of the cult musical that made way for the Rocky Horror Picture Show film phenomenon. Jett will play Columbia, one of the alien party-throwers in the campy sci-fi musical that throws a homoerotic spin on the Frankenstein legend.
ROCKY HORROR PHOTO SHOOT
The principals of The Rocky Horror Show got together for a photo shoot and Broadway.com was there to give you a peek at Jordan Roth's reinvisioned revival headed to Broadway in October. Here's what we can tell you: Tom Hewitt is a statuesque and sexy Frank 'n' Furter, JOAN JETT is a bald-headed Columbia and Daphne Rubin-Vega is... well, what can we say? We love her no matter what she does! Click here to see some of the photos.
JETT AS COLUMBIA
Tyro Broadway producer Jordan Roth got creative with his cast for the revival of "The Rocky Horror Show" with a rocker, a talker and a gender-bender twist in his update of Richard O'Brien's musical take on the Frankenstein legend.
In a show that features the escapades of a cross-dressing mad scientist, Roth goes a step further with an example of female drag. He's cast Lea DeLaria ("On the Town") to play Eddie/Dr. Scott, roles originated by rock 'n' roller Meatloaf in the musical's London premiere and the 1975 Gotham production.
The latest "Rocky" continues the rock 'n' roll tradition as rocker JOAN JETT will make her Broadway debut as Columbia. And, in another novel piece of casting, Dick Cavett will perform narrator duties. The former talkshow host had appeared on Broadway previously, in "Otherwise Engaged" and "Into the Woods."
from: BLACKHEART RECORDS
Sorry JJBH Fans the preceding announcement says that JOAN JETT will be participating in the following and it is NOT TRUE. Joan will not be attending.
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS W/ FOREIGNER
JOAN JETT and Foreigner will perform at the Biggest Outdoor Music Event on the East Coast! Cool nights - hot shows, at Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Virginia Beach is at it again - Labor Day weekend will be filled with more than just the sounds of the ocean waves lapping the sand! The Picus Communications American Music Festival will take over the Virginia Beach oceanfront September 1-4, 2000.
from: BLACKHEART RECORDS
On Monday, August 14, 2000, at Madison Square Garden the WNBA Basketball Team, The New York Liberty will debut a new song recorded by JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS entitled, "Unfinished Business." This track was especially recorded for the WNBA Playoffs. They will also be showing a video comprised of Joan and the band in the studio with some Liberty Basketball highlights. The game will air Monday night at 8:00 PM on ESPN. If Liberty lose, there will be another deciding game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday at 8:00 PM, televised on the Lifetime Network and/or ESPN. If the Liberty Team wins, they will advance - and there will be MORE Joan as the week progresses with the team. The recording of "Unfinished Business" along with 3 or 4 other RARE sports songs by JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS will be available through the fan club on a special 4 or 5 song CD-EP. Details to follow as they are available.
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