Photos from LAByrinth Theater Company Celebrity Charades 2013 Benefit Gala have been added to the 2013 gallery. More pictures to come.
Photos added to the following galleries: 2013 - Bad Jews, Paul Rudd's 2nd Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit | Sexual Healing (20??) | The Threepenny Opera, 2003
New gallery: Long Live TOY (2013)
Excerpts from the new film Long Live TOY, Defending Children's Theatre in the Nickel City, which profiles the world of a children's theater company in Buffalo, New York. Visit their website for more details:
Theatre of Youth Alumnus, Jesse L. Martin, remembers an educator that opened his eyes to theatre and how it impacted his life.
Interview excerpts from the movie longlivetoymovie.com. Saul Elkin, Jesse L Martin & Tom Fontana talk about Buffalo's assets and the livability of our city.
Read more from Playbill.com:
Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale, Billy Crudup and Zosia Mamet will be part of the LAByrinth Theater Company’s annual “Celebrity Charades” benefit Oct. 28 at Capitale in New York City.
This year’s theme, which is “Disco Fever,” will feature four celebrity teams participating in a high-speed game of charades to raise money for the Labyrinth’s 2013-14 season.
Also participating are Josh Charles, Richard Kind, Padma Lakshmi, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Danny Pino, Cynthia Rowley, Callie Thorne, Yul Vazquez and David Zayas.
Additional participants will be announced shortly.
Capitale is located at 130 Bowery. The evening is co-hosted by the Labyrinth and Raymond Weil.
For tickets phone (917) 743-1767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Production stills and a video from the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic starring Jesse L. Martin were released by Arrow Entertainment. According to their website, the film is set to be released April 1st, 2014. There is still no word whether filming has resumed/finished.
A video can been viewed on the Arrow Entertainment Website.
Jesse L. Martin will join Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter, Steve Kazee, Mariska Hargitay, Daphne Rubin-Vega and many others for Paul Rudd's second annual All-Star Bowling Benefit on October 21st, 2013 at Lucky Strike Lanes. The gala/event benefits Our Time, a non profit organisation that helps kids who stutter. (Source: Broadway.com.)
Season 13 of Law & Order will be released on DVD on November 5th, 2013.
Norm Lewis on Jesse L. Martin (while discussing Bright Lights, Big City): "Let me see, I think I was basically Jesse L. Martin's understudy and I got to play his role in a workshop of it. I always joke around and say I was his understudy even though I was actually playing it and I wasn't his understudy. [Laughs.] It's a joke we have because I think he's so amazing." (Source: BroadwayWorld.com.)
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jesse L. Martin did not take part in the reading of Fences presented by The Greene Space this evening as originally announced. Kevin Carroll replaced him as Lyons.
Jesse L. Martin will join a fantastic list of actors and directors in a historic event that will see the ten-play American Century Cycle by August Wilson, which captures 100 years of African American life decade by decade during the 20th century, recorded. They will be presented and recorded Aug. 26-Sept. 28 at The Greene Space in Manhattan.
Dramatic readings of each play will be presented in front of a live studio audience and recorded for the NYPR archives. The recording sessions will also be available as live video webcasts on NYPR websites, and the audio recordings will be preserved in NYPR’s archives for future research and educational purposes.
Tickets are $40, and may be purchased at www.thegreenespace.org.
Viewers across the country and around the world will be able to watch via live video webcasts at www.thegreenespace.org. Cultural partner Two Rivers Theater in Red Bank, NJ, home to many productions of August Wilson plays, will also offer live video webcasts at www.trtc.org.
WNYC 93.9 FM will broadcast select recordings on Sundays beginning in January 2014. WNYC will also make the recordings plays available for radio broadcast on other public radio stations.
All readings start at 7 pm at The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street),Downtown Manhattan.
Fences–Wednesday, August 28
Directed by Kenny Leon
Eugene Lee………………………………… Jim Bono
Jesse L. Martin………………………………….Lyons
Ray Anthony Thomas………………………….Gabriel
More information: The Greene Space, Playbill.com, NY Times, WSAV
With only three weeks of filming left in the Marvin Gaye biopic, filming has been stopped for the past month. Initially it was due to problems with getting certain filming locations which then led to schedule conflicts with actors' schedules. However, different sources are reporting that there have been financing issues and the future of the film is uncertain. Crew members have apparently not been paid in full as a result of a cash flow problem with an American investor, however, it has been suggested that this has been resolved. Focus Features, who boarded with the film in April, has now dropped out. Stay tuned for further development. (Screen Daily) (Shadow and Act) (Vibe) (The Playlist)
Don't forget that if you're in New York next week to check out the Public Theater's forum on justice and money. Actors, including Jesse L. Martin, Vanessa Redgrave, Matt Damon, Alan Alda, Gloria Reuben, Christine Baranski, Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater and others, will read from Shakespeare, while Harvard professor Michael Sandel will lead a conversation about the rise of the language of money. Tickets are free and will be distributed, two per person, at noon on June 17th, 2013 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The event will take place that evening at 8 pm. For more information, visit the Shakespeare in the Park Website. (Broadway.com) (NY Times Art Beats)
The site is still under going construction/changes in certain sections; apologies for any inconvenience you may encounter. New photos and GIFs have been added to various galleries, including new GIF sets from RENT 10.
Recent interview with well-known Broadway casting director Bernie Telsie on The Graham Show where he discusses Jesse L. Martin and how he knew he (Jesse L. Martin) would make it big:
Check out the new media page (opens in a new window and on a different site). The site includes official soundtracks and cast recordings, videos from Ally McBeal and audios from RENT, Ally McBeal and more. More videos will be coming soon!