A&S in the News- February 13-19, 2016

  1. Silvestri, Higgins & Cohen’s new musical The Countess of Storyville to premiere at University of Alabama
    Broadwayworld.com – Feb. 12
    The University of Alabama Theatre & Dance just announced that — in association with Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan — it will present the world premiere of the new Broadway-bound musical THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE. Astrachan states: “This is a wonderful opportunity to develop new work and interface with a terrific educational institution and its resources.”
    “The Countess of Storyville” takes shape during rehearsals– Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 15
    Crimson White – Feb. 15
    The scene behind the scenes in “The Countess of Storyville”– Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 15
    Curtain rises and it’s showtime in Storyville– Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 18
    REVIEW: Work in progress, ‘Countess of Storyville’ shines with strong cast, production– Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 19
  2. U of Alabama students create their own comic book company
    Gadsden Times – Feb. 13
    For more than a year, Ethan Newsome-Jackson and Kris Pearce have been obsessed with the same woman. She only exists on paper, but for the two University of Alabama students, creating the character in the upcoming comic book “Breeze” has been grueling, mainly in how to present the heroine’s duality. “She’s very care-free, where she enjoys all kinds of things, but she lives in a very dark world,” Newsome-Jackson said during a recent work session with Pearce at The Comic Store on Hargrove Road. “She actually gets through it and keeps her sense of humor about it.”
    AL.com – Feb. 15
    Athens News-Courier – Feb. 13
    Alabama students create their own comic book company– OANow.com – Feb. 15
    Washington Times – Feb. 15
    MySanAntonio.com – Feb. 14
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer – Feb. 14

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