After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on April 16th, 2016, Ever Upward Entertainment put together a benefit concert. The response from local performers was overwhelming, as Digg band, Dyrty Byrds, Booster, Whiskey Tango, Displace, Mama Magnolia, and Lady and The Gentlemen will all be performing. The show takes place tomorrow, July 20th, at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Other Side in Denver, CO.All proceeds from the show will go to Saving Ecuador, a non-profit organization focused on providing aid to the country. Additionally, thanks to our sponsor Fiction Brewing, there will be free craft beer if you get there before 9PM! With great music, free beer and an important cause, there’s no reason to miss this event.You can find details in the poster below, or via the Facebook Event.
Next year’s Tony race just heated up! As widely expected, Ben Platt will reprise his Obie-winning performance in the title role in the previously reported Broadway transfer of Dear Evan Hansen. Directed by Michael Greif, the buzzy new musical is set to begin previews in November and officially open on December 4 at the Belasco Theatre.With a book by Steven Levenson and score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen had its world premiere at Arena Stage, Washington D.C., last year and recently concluded its New York debut at off-Broadway’s Second Stage.The Book of Mormon and Pitch Perfect alum Platt, who led the world and New York premieres of the musical, will be joined by his Second Stage co-stars Laura Dreyfuss (Once) as Zoe, Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin) as Heidi, Tony nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson (Urinetown) as Cynthia, Mike Faist (Newsies The Musical) as Connor, Will Roland (Broadway debut) as Jared and Kristolyn Lloyd (Broadway debut) as Alana. Emmy winner Michael Park (As the World Turns), who originated the role of Larry Murphy at Arena Stage, returns for the Broadway production, replacing John Dossett.The show follows outsider Evan Hansen, who feels invisible to his peers, his crush and his own mother. A letter he writes leads to an incident with a classmate, a series of lies and an entire community movement that catapults Evan into the spotlight. As the momentum builds and stakes rise, he struggles to hold onto his secret without jeopardizing his relationship with the ones he holds close.The production will feature choreography by Danny Mefford, scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, costume design by Emily Rebholz and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire, with musical direction by Ben Cohn. View Comments Related Shows Star Files Ben Platt in ‘Dear Evan Hansen'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) from $89.00 Dear Evan Hansen Ben Platt
By Anthony AinslieLEXINGTON, Neb. (Aug. 13) – Sunday’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature at Lexington Raceway was a pretty quick 20-lap affair.Craig Howard took the lead on the opening lap and led the first three circuits before point leader Jacob Olmstead took command and led the rest of the way.Jacob wasn’t the only Olmstead to go to victory lane. Zach posted his second consecutive win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.David Murray Jr. scored his third local IMCA Modified win of the season while Mike Nichols remained undefeated in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.In the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature, it was Justin Smallcomb leading all 10 laps.