Bryan Batt & More Tapped for Grey Gardens, Starring Betty Buckley

first_img Broadway vets Bryan Batt (Saturday Night Fever) and Josh Young (Amazing Grace) will join the previously reported Betty Buckley and Rachel York in Grey Gardens at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, the production will play a limited engagement July 6 through August 14. Opening night is set for July 13. Next stop New York?!The cast will also include Peyton Ella, Sarah Hunt, Simon Jones, Katie Silverman, Davon Williams, Olivia Curry, Rogelio Douglas Jr., Steven Good, Melina Kalomas, Michelle London and Rebecca Spencer.Based on the cult 1975 documentary of the same name, Grey Gardens features a book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie. The tuner concerns both the deliciously eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who were once among the brightest names in the pre-Camelot social register, but became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated 28-room mansion. Set in two eras—in 1941 when the estate was in its prime and in 1973 when it was reduced to squalor—the musical tells the alternatively hilarious and heartbreaking story of two indomitable individuals, Edith Bouvier Beale (Buckley) and her adult daughter “Little” Edie (York). View Comments Bryan Batt(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

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Discover Dominica Authority to observe Courtesy Week

first_img 17 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority to observe Courtesy Week by: – May 4, 2012 Share Photo credit: rjdposters.com(Roseau, Dominica – May 4, 2012) Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) in collaboration with the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association and Ministry of Tourism will observe the week of May 8 to May 11 2012 as Courtesy Week. This will form part of Tourism Awareness Month activities. The objective of the week is to promote the understanding of the value of respect, discipline, good manners and positive social interaction to the development of tourism. These are some of the important practices to maintain as a hospitable people and as a destination seeking to succeed in the Tourism Industry.The DDA has organized radio discussions and airing of customer service tips to seek to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in the development of tourism. This campaign along with others will commence in May but the Authority hopes to continue with different activities throughout the year at schools and to the general public as reminders.“We at the Discover Dominica Authority continue to inform persons that Tourism is their business and as such we would like to identify the small areas and activities where they can participate. This week we are asking persons to “Just Smile”; a simple act of courtesy which can change the day of a visitor, a friend or a fellow Dominican. Throughout this week we ask persons to take heed of the tips which will be aired daily and let us all play our part in developing Dominica and the Tourism Industry,” announced Mr. Colin Piper, Director of Tourism.Tourism Awareness Month is an annual event which has been celebrated in May for the past six (6) years by the Discover Dominica Authority. Press Releaselast_img read more

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