To Kill a Mockingbird Smashed Broadway’s Highest-Grossing American Play Record

Aaron Sorkin’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” which is originally inspired by a classical novel by Harper Lee in 1960, has hit the charts. Only after two weeks of performances the musical has become one of the highest earning American play in Broadway’s history.

The musical according to the source report, has earned total 1.702 million dollars in its second week, breaking the record of “All the Way,” the Bryan Cranston-led drama starring Lyndon Johnson of 1.623 million dollars. Cheap To Kill a Mockingbird tickets are available in discount price.

The Highest Grossing Broadway Play is still held by the well-liked “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which has been earning more than 2 million dollars per week. The play debuted in U.K and consists of two parts, following a grown-up Harry and his youngest son, Albus Severus Potter, who is to start at the famous Witchcraft and Wizardry School Hogwarts.

According to the source report, the “To Kill a Mockingbird” set the record in the last week of December which is a fairly busy time for Broadway. The Play premiered since 1st of November, 2018 while it officially opened at 13th of December, 2018 at the Shubert Theatre. The story follows a white lawyer Atticus Finch played by Jeff Daniels, hired for rape case of a white women residing in Alabama while the convict is a black man.

Six Time Academy Award Nominated Musical “Wizard of Oz” In Applause Resonance

The overall production of the outstanding musical play ever the “Wizard of the Oz” was astonishing to witness. From the start to the end the show was a masterpiece cladded with the wise supervision of Director Jeremy Sams and associate director Lisa Embs-Green. It the best portray of the L. Frank Baum’s created children’s story ever.

As the shoe ended the theatre reverberated with the sound of the applause from an audience of about 1 billion. I believe this is the proof enough of their likeness to the show. The song “Over the Rainbow” can be marked as the best song of the American Film Institute’s history.

Though it is hardly of the quality Harold Arlen portrayed with this classical tunes i.e. “Follow The Yellow Brick Road” and “Lions & Tigers and Bears” some of the songs in this musical edition do stand out from the rest and these magnificent masterpieces are the intense “Red Shoes Blues” sung by the wicked witch and “Bring Me a Broomstick” by the witch himself.
Other than that the visual effects designs and staging were truly mind-blowing especially the scene with the flying monkey projected the best of the show along with some of the songs from the Munchkinland and the Emerald City. Consumers were also very eye-catching.

The show begins with monochromes inhibiting the tragedies of Kansan and then bursts out with color at reaching the Land of the Oz. Also, the different color schemes blue for the Munchkins, green for the Emerald City, and blood red for the dreadful guards of the Witch were simply amazing with the help of masterly planned choreography the play was a great success.
Judy Garland’s role was filled in by the Samantha Dodemaide as Dorothy.

Dodemaide brought a sense of sugariness and strength to the innocent little farm girl stuck in a faraway land. She is splendid in her work whether it be singing, dancing or acting. She delivered the song “Over the Rainbow” beautifully from the modest start to the bleakness of the second half of the song.

Anthony Warlow proved his flexibility by switching between the roles of Professor Marvel and the Wizard. He was successful in delivering his opening song marvelously and was ruthless in his role as the wizard and the blunders made on the reveal of his fakery were pretty convincing. If you are free this weekend the get your Wizard of OZ musical cheap tickets and watch it live with friends. Other notable performances include Jemma Rix’s version of the Wicked Witch if the west. Sassy and cruel just like we like to see. Glinda the good witch that was wonderfully played by the Lucky Durack was more of a gritty witch that her sugary self in Durack’s version. Dorothy’s friends Tin Man (Alex Rathgeber) and Lion (John Xintavelonis) were all very agreeable especially the sagging Scare Crow (Eli Cooper) was a brilliant comic touch to the show.

The story was a beautiful lesson for both Dorothy and her friends as they realize that there is nothing as comfortable and happier as one’s own home and that they should be content with what they have because that is all they need to be satisfied.

The musical is a wonderful choice to enjoy with your whole family. The show is set to travel to Melbourne and Adelaide in its Emerald City.

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ANDRE THIERRY (Alternative Creole)

Andre Thierry is masterful on all accordion types, he effortlessly moves to deliver an energetic, hard-driving show, blending his own electrified sound with a stirring beat attracting any music lover to the dance floor. Although Andre’s instrument of choice
is the accordion, his versatile talents transcend on bass, guitar and keys. He is a gifted composer, singer and song-writer, his music is authentic, rich and comes straight from the soul as can be heard on his last three releases “Bouncin With The Blues” (2015) “Creole United, Non Jamais Fait” (2013) and “Are You Ready To Learn”(2012).

Thierry is widely considered to be among the most influential, multi-dimensional musicians who has a finely honed ability to merge his accordion swagga with Blues, R&B, Latin & Rock. Andre’s captivating performances across the U.S. include sharing the stage with music artists such as Elvin Bishop, Sammy Hagar, David Hidalgo and Los Lobos, showcasing the diversity of his repertoire.

Andre Thierry continues to produce recordings that reveal his gifts delivered to music fans of all generations, bringing “accordion magic” to mainstream genres relentlessly taking the music forward, whether leading a band or standing alone with his accordion, pouring his heart into his passion.

 

Yoshi-taka Nakabayashi (International Zydeco)

Yoshi-take Nakabayashi owns and operates coffee shop CREOLE COFFEE   STAND in Tokyo. Before Yoshi-take began playing Zydeco, he was playing New Orleans R&B and Funk on piano and organ. Yoshi-take discovered Zydeco when he listened to the records of Clifton Chenier and Buckwheat Zydeco. After listening to various Zydeco artists, he came across Boozoo Chavis and Beau Jocque, and he was especially attracted to their music that was, unlike the music of Clifton Chenier and Buckwheat Zydeco, more tuned for dancing. He wanted to experience the live Zydeco and visited Lafayette for the first time in 2003, and that kicked off his career in Zydeco. Yoshi-take formed Zydeco Kicks in 2004, and the band has since been performing in Tokyo and Yokohama.

 

Nathan Plumbar (Louisiana Zydeco):

Nathan “Tyke” Plumbar’s Creole roots started in a small town called Grand Coteau, in Southwest Louisiana. His father’s love for the Creole culture passed on to Nathan when he took him to Zydeco legendary places like Slim’s Y-Ki-Ki, and Richard’s Club. Nathan would just sit on the hood of the car listening to Zydeco legends like Boozoo Chavis, Zydeco Force and Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas. Plumbar started playing accordion in 2005, with the help of Zydeco artists Josh Arcenaux and Wayne Singleton, beginning his career as a Zydeco artist. His primary genres such as traditional Zydeco and Cajun music with a twist of today’s style.
Nathan has played behind great bands such as Wayne & Same Ol’ 2 Step, Leon Chavis & the Zydeco Flames and Josh & The Zydeco Souljas.
In 2014, Nathan started his very own band Tyke and Steady Steppin and is currently working on his first CD release.

 

K.I. Nicholas (World Music):

K.I. Nicholas is an accomplished singer guitarist who classifies his music as Caribbean Fusion because it blends the sounds of the Caribbean and African Beats that he grew up on in Grenada, West Indies with the R&B, Funk, Blues and Country music that he played during his travels throughout Canada, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the U.S.

K.I. Nicholas is an amazing solo guitarist and singer. K.I., has also toured, played back-up and lead guitar and performed as an opening act for music greats, such as Steele Pulse, Junior Kelley and Glenn Washington.  He has performed in every size venue from intimate restaurants and clubs to national stadiums throughout the Caribbean, Canada and the U.S., including performing as the house musician for seven seasons at world famous Foxy’s in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) .

K.I. is more than a talented guitar player and singer, he is a multi-faceted musician who plays several instruments and arranges his own music.  K.I. launched his recording career in the U.S. with the release of his first CD entitled “2 Worlds Fusion” which includes 10 original songs. His second CD, “Through the Storm” goes back to his Caribbean roots and rocks us with a mix of Caribbean Soul and the Blues, says Nicholas. “Through the Storm” showcases twelve original songs composed by K.I. Nicholas that include Caribbean music styles such as Reggae, Soca and Folk.  According to K.I. fans, this CD takes Caribbean music to a whole new level.