A ground-breaking new production of the beloved musical performed simultaneously in Spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL).
This bold, new reimagining of the Tony Award winning musical will connect the separate worlds of both the hearing and deaf communities. Created by an extraordinary assemblage of talent including Michael Arden (noted Broadway performer, star of Deaf West’s productions of Big River and Pippin, and star of TV’s Anger Management),Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance, Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and the good folks from Deaf West Theatre (Broadway’s Big River and The Mark Taper Forum’s Pippin), this sensory version of the beloved rock musical is sure to arouse and awaken the Los Angeles theater scene when it opens in September 2014.
Please spread the word and support this if you can! This production will mean the world to a lot of people and is sure to be absolutely wonderful.
July 29th, 2014
Happy is what happens when all your dreams come true.
Well, isn’t it?
Anatoly, during Where I Want to Be (via incorrectchessquotes)
One of my hermit crabs died. My poor baby :(
July 28th, 2014
Boston University Dear Abbeys cover Rihanna’s “S&M” a cappella.
I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers — do it now.
Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better.
Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up.
Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.
So way back during my initial livestream of the 1991 Long Beach production of Chess, I found out that there were people who still hadn’t heard the original concept album of the show in full. This being an obvious travesty, I decided to rectify it by hosting a stream of the album- the stream I’m announcing right now!
So, the livestream will be this Saturday, August 2nd, at 10:00 AM Pacific Daylights Time (12:00 PM Central Daylights Time, 1:00 PM Eastern Daylights Time). This is where it all started- the original, hit album that spawned the myriad of versions of the show we know and love. Whether you’re well-versed in Chess or a complete newbie, this is a great opportunity to get to know one of the most fascinating musical productions in history.
For those of you who haven’t seen/heard of the musical Chess, here’s the rundown: Chess is a rock musical set during height of the Cold War, centered around two World Chess Championships in Merano, Italy and Bangkok, Thailand between a brash American champion (Murray Head) and a reserved Soviet grandmaster (Tommy Körberg). As the game progresses, the Russian player finds himself in the midst of East/West conflict and a doomed love triangle (with the American’s second, Florence (Elaine Paige)) as tensions increase, loyalties change, and gambits are made- both on and off the chess board.
Chess features lyrics by Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Evita) and a musical score from Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA, and features such hits as “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well”.
I’ll post reminders about the stream later in the week - hope to see you all there!
getting spoken to as if i’m straight by straight people who assume everyone is straight, subsequently feeling like the world’s most useless and irritated secret agent
July 27th, 2014
Does anyone else remember when Pentatonix went to The Trevor Project during The Sing Off and they edited out all the clips of them saying LGBTQ, and Mitch said he was just bullied for his voice and didn’t mention being gay, and they said it was an organization for ‘bullied youth’. I do.
(Casually ranting over here, don’t mind me)
YES. The Sing-Off is my favorite show but WOW I feel awkward even admitting that after how awful that segment was.
Was anyone allowed to be openly gay on the show? I feel like the answer is no and it’s sad.
I’m pretty certain there was never any reference to anyone being gay on the show, despite the fact that we know for a fact that many people on the show are openly gay.
GAH Sing-Off WHY
I wasn’t prepared to fall in love with Firefly the way I did. And I wasn’t prepared for Firefly to dump me the way it did.
Nathan Fillion (via classfirefly)
you know when you try to keep yourself from sounding disappointed and then your voice does the wobbly thing and fuCK