Hey all you Red Sox fans who are always eager to show off that team pride, your energy and enthusiasm is highly desired as an extra for a music video shooting TONIGHT at Fenway Park!
Singer Brian Evans, also known as ‘The Croonerman’, who grew up in Haverhill, and is a die-hard Sox fan, wrote a song in honor of the historic Fenway Park’s 100th year. The song, entitled “At Fenway” has been playing over the loudspeaker at games throughout the summer, and is about to be made into a music video co-starring the likes of Red Sox legend Jim Rice and William Shatner! Evans, who spent some time in Hollywood and Hawaii on the road to stardom before moving back to Boston late last year, haspostponed a concert at the Wilbur Theatre till December, so that they can shoot the music video at Fenway.
McElroy Films, the company handling casting, is in need of both union and non-union extras of all ages to come to the the park dressed in their finest Red Sox apparel this evening. The gig is unpaid, as participants will be used as background for shots with William Shatner and baseball great Jim Rice. Other cameos in the video will include Steven Seagal, Colton Florian, King Martin, Ernie Boch Jr., Noah Parets, Little Brian, and will feature narration by none other than Morgan Freeman.
Call time for the shoot is around 10:45pm and extras can expect to stay stick around for about 5-6 hours, which means you won’t be leaving the park until the wee hours of the morning. If you want to participate, but don’t own any Red Sox apparel, wearing blue and red and white clothing is passable.
To sign up and register for the event, follow this link, which has all the important information regarding the shoot. If you need further assistance, call the McElroy Films casting office at 781-229-5900.
This month, the historic Wilbur Theatre in Boston’s theatre district is hosting a bevy of hot television stars including two favorite soap actors; Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson from General Hospital.
The comedy and music venue already hosted top TV comics Louis C.K. and Doug Benson earlier in August. The famed Second City comedy troupe is on the road this summer with their Laugh Out Loud tour, stopping at the Wilbur on August 19. The improvisational group was a starting point for many of today’s greatest TV comedians, including Tina Fey, Steve Carrell and Stephen Colbert.
While Second City launched the careers of “Saturday Night Live” greats like Bill Murray, Gilda Radner and John Belushi, an up-and-coming SNL star will be taking the stage at the Wilbur on August 20. Featured player and gifted impressionist, Jay Pharoah is best known for his spot-on Denzel Washington and Will Smith impressions during Weekend Update and will surely display his best characters for the Boston audience.
Four musically-inclined cast members of daytime soap “General Hospital” formed a band of their own and are taking the group on tour this summer. Port Chuck, named after the fictional town of Port Charles, that serves as the setting for “GH,” stop at the Wilbur on August 26.
The band even holds a connection to New England, as Bradford Anderson, band member and Spinelli on “General Hospital” is a native of Meredith, New Hampshire.
Comedian and “MADtv” alum, Bobby Lee performs at the Wilbur on August 27 as a part of his summer comedy tour. The San Diego native is known for cracking jokes at the expense of his Korean American family.
Check out what’s on tap in the coming weeks at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre! If you’re looking for a good laugh to lift your spirits or just a way to get inside and thaw your insides, don’t miss these side-splitting comedy acts. Coming up right after the New Year is Bob Saget, “Full House” father Danny Tanner and host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” performs January 15.
Richard Lewis will appear with JB Smoove, both of the TV series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” on February 18; Tracy Morgan, most known for producing some series laughs on NBC’s “30 Rock,” graces the stage at the Wilbur on February 26. Check out Morgan in a “Saturday Night Live” skit below.
The full lineup of upcoming shows, as well as information on how to purchase tickets, can be found here.
With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, the Christmas holiday season is officially upon us, and with the glittering ornaments, festive bows, and sparkling lights, the city is sure to be filled with celebrities making special appearances.
Not wasting anytime getting their tree up, this past Saturday, Macy’s department store at Downtown Crossing in Boston held an all-day tree-lighting celebration that featured an appearance by special guest Ariana Grande, star of Nickelodeons hit show “Victorious”.
On Saturday, December 4, at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston at 7PM, Emmy-nominated comedian, former SNL castmember, and co-star of the made-in-Mass. flick, Grown Ups, Rob Schneider will be making an appearance in Beantown during his international comedy tour in promotion of his upcoming debut comedy album, Registered Offender. Just a few days later on the 10th, comedian, author, and co-host of E’s new “Fashion Police”, Joan Rivers will be making an appearance.
On Monday, December 20 at the Regent Theatre in Arlington at 8PM, “60 Minutes II” commentator and comedian Jimmy Tingle will be presenting his politically-charged point of view to the Greater Boston area, including sharing personal experiences, and following up with a Q & A with the audience.
Back by popular demand this year is the Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF). Established in 2007, this cultural extravaganza showcases the extraordinary narrative, history, culture, and lived realities of the Palestinian people through the medium of cinema to the New England public. Stop by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston during the week of October 1-10 for a wide range of compelling documentaries, dramatic features, animated films, rare early works, and new films by emerging artists, all focused on Palestinian society, politics, and narrative.
The festival opens at 7 p.m. on the 1st with the film Zindeeq, the first film in 14 years by acclaimed Palestinian director Michel Khleifi, winner if the Muhr Arab Award for Best Feature Film at the 7th International Dubai Film Festival in 2009. Following the film, Khleifi will speak at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, at a reception for filmmakers and film-lovers alike also featuring live music, wine and cheese, and hors d’oeuvres.
Canticle of the Stones, a poetic love story also directed by Michel Khleifi in 1990 shows on Saturday, October 2, at 3 p.m. at the Harvard Film Archive. The 2009 film Jaffa the Clockwork’s Orange, directed by Eyal Sivan and Asher Saraga, will be featured on October 3 at 7 p.m. at MFA, and Julia Bacha’s 2010 film, Budrus, chronicling a Palestinian village’s struggle in resisting the occupation and continued colonization of its lands, will also play at MFA on October 8 at 8 p.m. Finally, Port of Memory, the quiet and poetic telling of the emptying of Jaffa by director Kamal AlJafari, will close the festival on October 10 at 7 p.m., also at MFA. Animated discussions with the directors follow all film screenings; visit the Museum of Fine Arts website for ticket information.
In addition to the ticketed screenings, don’t miss a discussion panel — The Future of Palestinian Cinema — on Saturday, October 2 at 5 p.m. at the Harvard Film Archive. This event is free and open to the public, featuring all the directors of the the films presented at the festival. Moderating the discussion will be Dr. Kamran Rastegar, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Director of the Arabic Program at Tufts University.
The film fest also features comedy routines; check out the “Arabs Gone Wild! Stand-up Comedy Tour,” starring two Palestinian comedians, among others. The hilarious show delves into politics and pop culture, and Arab topics ranging from dating customs to time. It will be appearing at the Wilbur Theatre on October 9 at 7 p.m. Click here for more information and ticket prices.
For a complete listing of the film events at this year’s extravaganza, get linked up here.
March shows include Massachusetts native and “Last Comic Standing” contestant Kathleen Madigan and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” comedians Jeff Garlin and Susie Essman. “Saturday Night Live” alum Norm MacDonald will also be appearing for two nights.
Tickets to these and other upcoming shows can be purchased on the Wilbur Theatre’s website or at their box office at 246 Tremont Street in Boston, MA. For more information about the theatre or to watch their videos of past and upcoming comedians, check out their website.
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Rob Schneider is no stranger to the Boston area, spending time here this summer filming Grown-Ups, along with fellow cast members Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Colin Quinn and David Spade.
Watch Rob and costars having fun in the Bay State in the Grown Ups trailer:
For all live comedy fans in New England, prepare yourselves for August 1st, the start of a five month long comedy series hosted at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston by Comedy Connection Boston.
Comedy Connection Boston was founded over 25 years ago and has featured comedy heavy hitters such as Chris Rock, Dane Cook, Rosie O’Donnell, Dennis Miller, Kevin James, Margaret Cho, Jon Stewart, Anthony Clark, Damon Wayans, Brett Butler, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer and Robin Williams, to name a few. Previously located in Quincy Market, the Comedy Connection Boston relocated to the Wilbur Theatre in 2008 and, in addition to comedy, began featuring musical acts as well. The Comedy Connection Boston has been voted “Boston’s Best Comedy Club” by the Improper Bostonian Magazine since 2000 and has solidified itself at the forefront of comedy clubs around the city.
Though the Comedy Connection has built itself a place in the city’s funny circuit, the venue it has relocated to holds its own in Boston history. Built in 1914, the Wilbur Theatre has hosted many famous theatrical works such as A Streetcar Named Desire, A Long Day’s Journey Into the Night, Hair, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The theatre has also hosted many big names in the theatre industry such as Marlon Brando, Ethel Barrymore, Fred Astaire, Claire Luce, Jessica Tandy, Montgomery Clift, Karl Maiden, Brian Bedford, Faye Dunaway, Marisa Tomei and Quentin Tarantino. After one of its final showings in 1998, the theatre basically closed down save several one-time productions such as the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and “A Night at the Rock Opera.” In 2008, the theatre was leased by Bill Blumenreich, owner of the Comedy Connection, who brought the comedy series to the nearly abandoned theatre, where it has remained ever since.
This year, the Comedy Connection will be continuing their tradition of bringing the heads of comedy to Boston beginning on August 1st with comedian Bob Marley. In addition to Marley, the Comedy Connection will feature Tracy Morgan from “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” Carlos Mencia from “Mind of Mencia,” John Oliver from “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Joan Rivers, Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood from “Whose Line is it Anway?,” Jeaneane Garofalo and Bob Saget from “Full House.” For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets online, visit the Wilbur Theatre website.
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