Stoop Stars

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

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Well Darn!  We couldn’t make it this year but I am sure there will be other times!  LOL

Lorraine Bracco – Elton John Oscar Viewing Party, February 26th…

 

Dominic Bracco II specializes in documenting the effects of Mexican and North American policies on the border region where he was raised. He has degrees in journalism and Spanish literature from The University of Texas at Arlington. Past clients include The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Dominic is also a founding member of the collective Prime. He is based in Mexico City. His body of work from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico “Life and Death in The Northern Pass” received honors as a 2011 Alexia Foundation Professional Grant Finalist, 2011 Emerging Photographer Fund Grant Finalist, 2011 Michael P. Smith Grant for Documentary Photography Finalist, and was honored 2011 Pictures of The Year International Awards.

 

Projects

Los Ninis: Mexico’s Lost

Tommy Bracco Hit’s Broadway

Newsies the Musical Broadway Cast Members to Chat with Fans Live on YouTube on February 16

 

ANDREW KEENAN-BOLGER, TOMMY BRACCO, KYLE COFFMAN AND EPHRAIM SYKES WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS

(February 14, 2012) In a Broadway first, cast members from the breakout American musical Newsies will chat with fans live on YouTube this Thursday evening, February 16th at 6:30PM EST.  Newsies’ Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Tommy Bracco, Kyle Coffman, and Ephraim Sykes will be on hand to talk about the show.

Fans of the musical, which is currently in rehearsals, can visit Twitter to submit questions to the cast using the hashtag #newsieschat.  Questions are accepted from now until the end of the live chat on Thursday.  View the live streaming chat at http://www.youtube.com/disneyonbroadway.

Newsies, the new American musical, will move to Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St) for a limited run following its critically-hailed stint at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall.  The musical, featuring music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), will play its first Broadway preview on March 15th prior to its March 29th opening night; the final performance is scheduled for June 10thNewsiesproduced by Disney Theatrical Productions,is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Big Riverrevival) and choreographed by Tony nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific revival).

Set in New York City at the turn of the century,Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.

Newsies is inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.

ANDREW KEENAN-BOLGER (Crutchie). Broadway: Robertson Ay in Mary PoppinsSeussicalBeauty and the BeastA Christmas Carol. 1st Nat’l Tours: Leaf Coneybear  in Spelling Bee, Max in The GrinchMary PoppinsRagtime. Theatre: Omar in the premiere ofAladdin (5th Avenue), Newsies (Papermill). TV/Film: Christophe, on Naked Brothers Band (Nickelodeon), Marci X (Paramount Pictures), One Life to Live. BFA, University of Michigan. Love to Celia & Maggie. Co-creator of the Broadway themed web series,Submissions Only www.submissionsonly.com

TOMMY BRACCO (Spot Conlon). Broadway debut! Special thanks to the functioning dysfunctionals and to all my teachers who helped this dream come true. “You can take the boy outta Brooklyn but you can’t take the Brooklyn outta the boy” Twitter @tommybracco

KYLE COFFMAN (Henry). Broadway: West Side Story(A-Rab), Film: Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You(Dakin), Stage: Newsies! (Papermill), performed locally and around the world with the Joffrey Ballet Ensemble, Peridance Company, and NYTB.

EPHRAIM M SYKES (Mush). Graduate Ailey/Fordham BFA, Ailey II. Bway: MemphisThe Little Mermaid. Off-Bway: RENT 1st revival (Benny), The Wiz (Encores City Center) Bring It On (regional). TV/Film: 30Rock(Michael), The 2-2 NBC (Robert DeNiro, prod.), Leave It On The Floor (Lead). Is. 26:3

For tickets, show information, and performance schedule visit NewsiesTheMusical.com, Facebook.com/Newsies and Twitter.com/Newsies.

— Posted February 15, 2012

Tommy Bracco On Popular TV Show “The View”!

Probably the most famous of the Stoop Stars is Lorraine Bracco star of Stage Screen and TV!

Cover of "GoodFellas"

Cover of GoodFellas

Lorraine Was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting Role in the GoodFellas but unfortunately lost it to Whoopi Goldberg. however this never held her back as she went on to star in such box office hits as “Medicine Man” starring the ever popular Sean Connery plus a bevy of other box office hits.

Cover of "Medicine Man"

Cover of Medicine Man

Lorraine also starred on Broadway in “The Graduate” and then went on a tour around the country where we hooked up in Fort Myers Florida as she wowed the audience with her near nude scene But this video portrays her in a complete opposite of what she usually did.  But Hey Guys!  This is show business.

Hope you Like it. Please Follow us to learn about more Stoop Stars in the near future. Lorraine went on to scoop up the role of Dr Melfi in the long running HBO hit of The “Sopranos” which led her to write the book “On The Couch”.

Lorraine continues to have some good TV Roles as well as guest appearances on many popular talk shows.

However Lorraine Bracco was not the first Bracco from the stoop to become a Hollywood star because many years prior in 1927 a young 19 year old man made the long trek from the Stoop in Brooklyn NYto Hollywood in a Model T Ford where he played in many silent films under the direction of Cecil B DeMille and other Directors of that time. His picture with Mary Pickford, a huge star in the silentscreen films, hangs in a starring position in our family room today.  He was none other thanSalvatore Bracco the father of Philip Bracco, author of Life On The Stoop!

Stoop Star Salvatore Bracco from Life On The Stoop

Who Is That Man!

Stoop Star Salvatore Bracco Heads For Hollywood in 1927 from onefoxylady on Vimeo. Stoop Star Salvatore Bracco, from Life On The Stoop heads for Hollywood in his Model T Ford with his best friend and an adventurous spirit as they headed out to become Hollywood Stars! From Brooklyn NY to Hollywood California is a tiring trip even with all of today”s modern conveniences but can you just imagine what it must have been like in those days. They hit Hollywood with a storm as they auditioned with many famous Directors like Cecil B DeMille and Studios Like United Artist where Salvatore made about a dozen movies before getting word that his Mother was ill and they headed back home to Red Hook in Brooklyn NY. Salvatore later married Mary Savarese and continued to live in Red Hook for many hears where he and Mary raised 5 wonderful children and instilled good traits like Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty and Love and Respect for Family. The big depression was a difficult time to provide for a large family but it also created the opportunity to build character. Those are the days which generated the wonderful memories one will find in the book “Life On The Stoop” available at Amazon.com. Salvatore is the Father of Phil Bracco, Author of Life On The Stoop. Be sure and stop by our place and read and listen to some of those stories which many people from Brooklyn will be able to relate to and even if you are not from Brooklyn you will find them to be warm, humorous and loving memories of a time that has slipped away.

Check Out The Book “Life On The Stoop” at Amazon.co

Who The Heck Is Robbie Bracco?  http://robbiebracco.com/.

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