Tammy Blanchard loves her hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey. The Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actress makes no secret of her love for the City of Bayonne. Check any of her interviews and you will always find a reference to Bayonne and her love for the people and the places the City has to offer.
Ms. Blanchard co-star of the recently released INTO THE WOODS, and the soon to be released suspense film THE INVITATION stopped by Bayonne City Hall on Tuesday, April 28th and met with Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis.
Mayor Davis and Ms. Blanchard discussed the future of the arts in Bayonne and the Bayonne school system which Ms. Blanchard attended both grammar school and high school in Bayonne.
In 2014 Ms. Blanchard was inducted in to the Bayonne High School Hall of Fame for Arts & Entertainment.
After the presents have been opened on Christmas Day, it’s always fun to go out and catch a movie. That’s what Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Stephen Sondheim fans will be doing when the movie musical INTO THE WOODS opens nationwide on Dec. 25th.
Meryl Streep stars as the Wicked Witch and a troupe of wickedly talented stars including Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Christine Baranski and Bayonne’s Tammy Blanchard join her for a romp in the woods. “Be careful what you wish for” is the film’s tagline because although it’s about Grimm Fairy Tales, this is no kiddie movie. Sondheim and co-writer James Lapine have taken several fairy tale characters on loopy adventures where very adult things happen, and not every journey ends happily ever after.
Disney’s INTO THE WOODS is the filmed version of the Tony Award winning musical which debuted on Broadway in 1987 starring Bernadette Peters as the wicked witch, and directed by Hal Prince. It has been performed throughout the world, has had several revivals here and in London, and has taken almost 30 years to go from stage to screen.
Local actress Tammy Blanchard graced the red carpet at New York’s Zigfield Theater last night for the opening of “Into The Woods” starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Dep, Anna Kendricks, Christine Baranski, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard and others.
Ms. Blanchard plays Florinda, one of the wicked step-sisters from the Cinderella tale.
And our sources at the premiere tell us Ms. Blanchard is wickedly fantastic in Director Rob Marshall’s film.
Steven Songheim was also in the audience to see his score from Into The Woods brought to life on the big screen.
Into The Woods will open nation wide on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2014
Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski and Hudson County’s Tammy Blanchard bring Cinderella’s evil stepsisters and stepmother to live in “Into the Woods,” the big-screen adaption fo the Tony(R) Award-Winning musical starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lila Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russel Beale, Joanna Riding and Annette Crosbie.
In theaters December 25th, 2014. Photo by Peter Mountain(c) 2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc All Rights Reserved
A Look At One of Hudson County’s Best and Oldest Theater Company’s
by Sally Deering
Back in the 1970s, alumni from the Argos Eyes Drama Society at Saint Peter’s College met one night in a tiny Jersey City attic and talked about starting a theater where they could put on plays that challenged them artistically and attracted local audiences. By the end of the meeting, that group of aspiring playmakers became the Attic Ensemble.
Several theaters and more than a hundred plays later, the Attic Ensemble has settled into the Barrow Mansion on Wayne Street in Jersey City, a block from the Grove Street PATH in a hip neighborhood where the company continues to stretch and grow. Continue reading THE SECRETS IN THE ATTIC→
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