Glamorous, rich and reckless, Amanda and Elyot have been divorced from each other for five years. Now both are honeymooning with their new spouses in the South of France. When, by chance, they meet again across adjoining hotel balconies, their insatiable feelings for each other are immediately rekindled. They hurl themselves headlong into love and lust without a care for scandal, new partners or memories of what drove them apart in the first place… for a little while, anyway.
BIG FISH (Oriental Theatre, Chicago)
BIG FISH centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom, whose impossible stories of his epic adventures frustrate his son Will. As Edward's final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is, unraveling the man from the myth, the truth from the tall tales.
Overflowing with heart, humor and inventive stagecraft, BIG FISH is a tribute to the power of dreaming big... and the unpredictable adventure of life itself.
Giant (The Public)
Based on the classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber, GIANT is a new American musical that spans generations in an epic chronicle of the state that’s like no place else on earth: Texas. Amid a turbulent culture of greed, bigotry and money, a powerful cattleman, his new East Coast bride, their family and friends – not to mention their enemies – embrace and confront the joys and sorrows that loom as large as the state they call home. With a book by Sybille Pearson (the Tony-nominated author of Baby), music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (the five-time Tony-nominated composer of The Wild Party and Hello Again) and direction by Michael Greif (the three-time Tony-nominated director of Rent and The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...), GIANT will come to life in an appropriately huge production with a company of 22 actors and a 17-piece orchestra.
For tickets, click here. Read the cast announcement here!
Giant (Dallas Theatre Center)
A sprawling, epic love story, larger-than-life characters, Texas-size musical numbers — Giant not only lives up to its name, it goes down in history as Dallas Theater Center’s biggest production ever. Co-produced with The Public Theater and directed by three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Grey Gardens, Next to Normal), this classic tale of ambition and romance comes to the stage with song after memorable song by Michael John LaChiusa.
"It's Katie Thompson's passionate portrayal of Vashti Synthe…and her golden pipes that send audiences spinning with amazement!" -The Dallas Weekly
"Thompson's performance is worth the price of admission." -Theaterjones.com
Spidermusical (The Mint Theatre)
From the creators of FAT CAMP (NYMF "Best of Fest" 2009) and PEREZ HILTON SAVES THE UNIVERSE! (Best Musical, 2008 NY Fringe Festival) comes a new super hero comedy. A daring new work, SPIDERMUSICAL. asks the timeless question: what happens when nerds get bitten by radioactive spiders? www.Spidermusical.com
Bloodies (TBG Theatre)
With raw honesty and dark wit, a musician explores destiny, faith, forgiveness...and the ties that bind. Singer/songwriter Ned Massey’s career began right out of college when he was discovered by legendary talent scout John Hammond. Although described by Hammond as "the finest talent since Dylan and Springsteen," that early promise went largely unfulfilled. Massey was recording his debut album when Hammond suffered a stroke from which he never recovered.
“Katie Thompson as Ned’s wife is a standout and in one show-stopping number had the audience in tears and roaring in appreciation.” -Evan Ginzburg
This psychological suspense thriller explores the deep, dangerous, yet extraordinarily alluring landscape of the online world. Identities blend and blur as characters pursue their darkest desires in a desperate attempt to fill their empty hearts.
Listen to Katie sing ‘Go On Anyway’ form Cloaked here!
R.R.R.E.D. A Secret Musical (The 45th Street Theatre)
Extinction! IN THE YEAR 2005, the Oxford Hair Foundation predicted that due to globalization and population intermixing, by the year 2100, the recessive gene which causes red hair would be... EXTINCT. IN THE YEAR 2009, we redheads have taken matters into our own hands. A world without redheads is no kind of world we are going to let happen. If heads have to roll, well, they sure as hell won't be red... heads.
"Katie Thompson possesses one of those heartbreakingly gulpy sweetheart of the rodeo voices, putting it to shiveringly good use in Mr. LaChiusa's twin showstoppers, 'He Wanted a Girl' and 'Midnight Blues.'" - Jayne Blanchard, The Washington Times
"[Katie Thompson is] an equal standout as Vashti ... Thompson is a stunner who grabs the audience with her first song, the lovesick ballad 'He Wanted a Girl,' and carried them through some of the show's best numbers." - Tom Avila, Metroweekly
"...Katie Thompson as the spurned Vashti is a standout. Her two songs are virtual showstoppers." -Marsha Dubrow, DC Arts Travel Examiner
R.R.R.E.D. A Secret Musical (McCadden Theatre)
Watch Ryan O’Connor visit R.R.R.E.D. in rehearsal here!