Rainbow Sun Productions to present benefit concert celebrating THE SONGS OF HOWARD ASHMAN at Feinstein’s 54 Below!!

The Songs of Howard Ashman

2021 marked the 70th Birthday one of the most beloved Award winning lyricists and bookwriter in Musical Theatre history….. the late Howard Ashman. In celebration of this unforgettable geniuses work, Rainbow Sun Productions will be presenting a ONE NIGHT ONLY concert next month. It will be held at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below on November 10th, 2021 at 9:45pm. It will serve as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
THE SONGS OF HOWARD ASHMAN will be magical evening of song and storytelling paying tribute to this late talent. You can expect to hear songs from many of Ashman’s notable projects both from our New York Theater scene and on the big screen including from….
Smile,
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater,
and so much more.
It will include performances from an unforgettable lineup of Broadway’s best…. past, present, and future. Some of them will include…
WICKED vets Carrie St. Louis, Jesse JP Johnson, and Sam Gravitte,
Dillon Klena,
Arielle Crosby (National Tour of Motown),
Liz Flemming (the recent Off Broadway revival of Baby),
Salisha Thomas (Broadway and the National Tours of Beautiful),
Noah Zachary (Off Broadway’s Dear Edwina),
RSP’s founders Eric Scherer and Katie Nail,
New York Broadway Tours very own Michael I. Haber (who has appeared on TV’s The Carrie Diaries, Off Broadway’s The Events, and recently Manhattan Concert Productions 50th Anniversary staging of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat),
and so much more.
Come BE OUR GUEST and celebrate the return of Live Theater paying tribute to one of the most amazing writers of them all…. the late and great Howard Ashman.
Who is excited?!!!

GROW FOR ME! Off Broadway revival of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS reopens tonight!!!

FEED ME!!! After an 18 1/2 month intermission, SUDDENLY SEYMOUR and all his friends are taking a stand against that mad eating killer plant is back with a vengeance tonight. Michael Mayer’s Award winning Off Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors relaunches its run TONIGHT at the Westside Theatre.
Break a leg to everyone in SKID ROW from the cast, crew, musicians, and creative team!!
WELCOME BACK LITTLE SHOP!!!
Who is excited?!!!
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FIRST LISTEN: Jeremy Jordan as “Seymour” in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Off Broadway revival singing GROW FOR ME

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FEED ME!!! This Tuesday night, more of our New York Theater scenes hottest shows are making their triumphant comeback to the Big Apple. One of those shows is the Award winning Off Broadway revival of the screamingly funny musical classic Little Shop of Horrors.
When it reopens, the Michael Mayer directed production will be led by Tony Award nominee and Broadway heartthrob Jeremy Jordan taking on the role of the awkward, unlucky, and nerdy “Seymour Krelborn”. To get us in the moon, here he is performing one of the musical’s beloved songs GROW FOR ME.
Jordan (known for his work both on stage and screen in Bonnie & Clyde, Newsies, Waitress, Smash, Joyful Noise, and Supergirl) originally was scheduled to join the cast for a limited engagement initially on March 17th, 2020 replacing Tony nominee Gideon Glick (who was playing the role at the time). However, the production was abruptly shutdown early due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When he joins, he will share the stage with the production’s ongoing original cast members….
Tony nominee and Emmy winner Tammy Blanchard as the beautiful blonde love interest “Audrey”,
2 time Tony winner and Broadway favorite Christian Borle as the meanest dentist of them all “Orin Scrivello, D.D.S”,
Broadway favorite Tom Alan Robbins as the grumpy flower shop boss “Mr. Mushnik”,
Ari Groover, Salome Smith, and Joy Woods as “The Urchins”,
and
a Full Ensemble.
New to the cast will include….
Aaron Arnell Harrington who replaces Kingsley Leggs as the voice of that mad eating killer plant himself “Audrey II”
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS returns to Off Broadway’s Westside Theatre beginning September 21st, 2021.
How amazing is Jeremy’s rendition of “Seymour”?
Who is excited?!!

Tony nominees Jeremy Jordan and Tammy Blanchard along with the cast of Off-Broadway revival of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS kicks of BROADWAY WEEK on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON

A Performance from Little Shop of Horrors: Little Shop of Horrors/Skid Row | The Tonight Show
FEED ME!! We are celebrating these next few weeks the return of some of the hottest shows here in the Big Apple. Last night, the Award winning The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon celebrated this historical comeback after an 18 1/2 month long intermission by kicking off BROADWAY WEEK.
Last night, the celebration began with a performance from the Award winning Off Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. Get ready to take a trip to SKID ROW as Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan as “Seymour”, Emmy winner and Tony nominee Tammy Blanchard as “Audrey”, and the cast perform a medley of 2 of the beloved songs from the show…. the show’s titular song itself Little Shop of Horrors and Skit Row.
This acclaimed production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is set to give audiences the ultimate scream once again at the Westside Theatre starting September 21st, 2021.
How amazing was that performance?
Who is excited?!!!

New Years Resolutions and “Feed Me” from Little Shop of Horrors

So, I (Amada) was listening to Pandora’s Book Of Mormon radio station at work today and I had this amusing thought…

The song “Feed Me” from Little Shop of Horrors could be compared with our EGOs setting up our New Year’s resolutions and goals.

Read the lyrics below and see what I mean….

Audrey II sings:?

Feed me, feed me, feed me
Feed me Seymour
Feed me all night long

That’s right, boy!
You can do it

Feed me, Seymour
Feed me all night long
‘Cause if you feed me Seymour
I can grow up big and strong

Would you like a Cadillac car
Or a guest-shot on Jack Paar?
How about a date with Heady Lemarr?
You gonna get it
If you want it, baby

How would ya like to be a big wheel?
Dining out for every meal
I’m the plant that can make it all real
You’re gonna get it

Hey, I’m your Genie
I’m your friend
I’m your willin’ slave
Take a chance, feed me yeah

You know what kinda eats
The kinda red hot treats
The kinda sticky licky sweets I crave

Ow! Come on, Seymour
Don’t be a putz
Trust me and your life will surely
Rival King Tut’s
Show a little initiative, boy
Work up some guts
And you’ll get it

And then Seymour answers him with:?

I don’t know, I don’t know
I have so, so many strong reservations…

In truth it seems like we are always excited about taking a chance for the New Year and creating change and then about 30-60 days in we fall off the motorcycle…*

{Dentist:?Stupid woman!?Crashed, what a freakin’ scatter brain

Audrey: I’m sorry, Doctor

Dentist: Falls off the motorcycle}

Ouch!

But what if we made it so that we never fail? What if we took away goal setting and instead replaced them with systems and processes? This way when we are focusing every day on actually setting the balls in motion when it wasn’t there before, we will be able to change our habits and then enjoy life without feeling bad or having reservations if a piece of cake is offered at a party or you take the elevator instead of the stairs one day. We should try to remember that life is going to have curve balls and is never just black and white. It’s full of all kinds of colors and sticky licky sweets!