Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The Season 1 finale of NBC’s Smash featured the first Boston preview of Bombshell with Karen stepping into the leading role at the last minute.  The episode ended with Karen giving the preview of Bombshell and a fantastic ending with “Don’t Forget About Me.” We certainly haven’t forgotten about you Karen Cartwright!  As we begin [...]

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Tis the season for shopping and holiday musicals. Or, in the case of YES, VIRGINIA THE MUSICAL… the combination of the two! In case you missed it, YES, VIRGINIA is a brand new musical that Macy’s created to build their holiday brand through…our nearest and dearest art form… musical theater! I’m raising a glass of [...]

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WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, one of the most star-studded musicals of the 2010-11 Broadway season is now available for Fast Track Notification! Sign up now and you’ll be among the first to know as soon as the show is available for licensing. The hit team behind DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, Jeffrey Lane [...]

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Choosing the right show for your high school students to perform can be a bit of a challenge. You must consider the decision from so many different angles: the size of your budget, the scope of your audience, the access to props, sets, and costumes, the number, gender and experience of your students, and, of [...]

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At this year’s Educational Theatre Associations’ Thespian Festival, Central York High School (Pennsylvania) have been chosen to perform a main stage production of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, one of five MTI shows which will be performed. We wish CYHS the best of luck, and hope you’ll take a look at their journey to the festival by [...]

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This year’s Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska features more than fifty productions presented by schools from throughout North America and abroad. A select few have been chosen as Main Stage presentations at the Festival. The select group includes five shows from the Music Theatre International catalog: URINETOWN, PIPPIN, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, HOW TO SUCCEED IN [...]

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Australia Gets DIRTY ROTTEN Con men Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson may be the scourge of the French Riviera, but in Australia, their antics are met with thunderous applause.  The Production Company has ended their season with the David Yazbek (THE FULL MONTY)/Jeffrey Lane Broadway musical DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS.  The Production Company’s cast includes Bille [...]

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The oldest game in town has arrived at the oldest theatre in the country!  The 2005 Broadway musical DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS opened at Philadelphia’s historic Walnut Street Theatre on September 16.  This new production features direction and choreography by Barrymore winner Richard Stafford and stars Broadway’s Paul Schoeffer (Rock of Ages) and Walnut Street Theatre [...]

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Say the term “metatheatre,” and most people will think of Bertolt Brecht.  Brecht’s shows, such as The Threepenny Opera, were groundbreaking for their use of metatheatre to provide social commentary.  By having the characters in the play be aware that they’re characters in a play, metatheatre distances the audience, making them focus more on the [...]

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  Let the con begin! Here at the Marquee, we’re thrilled to announce that the incredibly funny and smart Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is now available to license through Music Theatre International. With music and lyrics by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane (5 Emmys, 2 Peabodies and a Golden Globe [...]

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