Posted by Hayley in Jul 07,2013 with No Comments
Many fans of the TV show Chuck fell in love with the nerd-turned-unwitting spy at the heart of the show, but most probably didn’t know that he could sing.
Zachary Levi is now rehearsing for his first role on Broadway — a new musical comedy called First Date — which also features Krysta Rodriguez, the star of another NBC program, Smash.
The musical is based on a simple concept: two people on a blind date that goes cringingly wrong. But it’s not just about the couple; each character brings along all the baggage from the past relationships — and those voices in their heads provide the musical with its “Greek chorus.”
Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Rebecca Sheir met with Zach Levi and Krysta Rodriguez in New York after one of their rehearsals and talked to them about the show.
About the musical
Zachary Levi: “It’s very relatable. It’s this thing that you know, that anybody — well, almost anybody — can look at and go, ‘Oh, I understand what’s going on there.’ All the things we talk about in the date, from past experiences and exes, to you know, politics and religion.”
“[It's about] two people in this crazy world that may or may not click, but maybe they do, but maybe they don’t, but maybe they do and will they end up together or not — I won’t ruin it for you, you have to see the play.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Hayley in May 20,2013 with 1 Comment
Zac sister Shekinah is living below the line for a second time. What does this mean? It means she is spending 5 days feeding herself with just $1.50 a day. That’s the U.S. equivalent of the extreme poverty line.
While she is doing this, Shekinah has a goal of $10,000 to raise. This money will help feed hungry children.
What makes this even better is that Zac himself will match whatever is raised! So please spread the word, donate anything you can and show your support!
Click the image to be taken to Shekinah’s page to find out more and donate.
Posted by Hayley in Apr 29,2013 with 1 Comment
Posted by Hayley in Feb 05,2012 with No Comments
If you’ve ever passed “go” and collected $200, or bickered with your sister over who got to be the shoe, or scooped up Boardwalk and Park Place, then you understand a little slice of the “Monopoly” legacy.
Filmmaker Kevin Tostado chronicles that century-old legacy in his new documentary “Under the Boardwalk: the Monopoly Story.” In the movie, Tostado, a 2006 graduate of Olin College in Nweedham, follows a cast of characters as they compete in the national and world Monopoly championships, and explores the history, cultural contributions and psychological implications of the game.
The documentary, which is narrated by “Chuck” and “Tangled” star Zachary Levi, is showing at West Newton Cinema at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7, with a question and answer session with Tostado after the screening. Phil Orbanes, president of Winning Moves Games in Danvers, former vice president at Parker Brothers and judge at the US and World Monopoly tournaments, will also be present for the question and answer session. [Read the rest here]