Monday, April 28, 2008

Public Enemies Updates, HBC on Absolutely Fabulous, and Sweeney in St. Petersburg

Lost Star Emilie de Ravin Joins Public Enemies Cast

Emilie de Ravin Has Public Enemies
Source: Variety
April 28, 2008

"Lost" star Emilie De Ravin has been cast in a supporting role in Michael Mann's Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale.

An adaptation of Brian Burrough's book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43," the film centers on the government's attempt to stop John Dillinger and his gang. Depp is playing Dillinger to Bale's famed FBI agent Melvin Purvis.

De Ravin will next be seen in The Perfect Game and Ball Don’t Lie, a selection in this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

On The Set Of Public Enemies


On the set of Public Enemies with Michael Mann and Johnny Depp in Oshkosh

Nearly two weeks ago, I was sitting inside the New Moon Café in Oshkosh waiting for a call to jump in an antique car and get to work on the set of Public Enemies. This historical gangster epic directed by Michael Mann and starring Johnny Depp as the infamous bank-robber John Dillinger was in the midst of a week-long shoot in the small Fox Valley city, the latest stop by the Universal Pictures production at numerous locations around the Badger State. There I witnessed a rookie extra -- in the opportunity of a lifetime -- display her dedication to getting it right.

Read more at the link!

HBC Guest Starring on Absolutely Fabulous on Friday May 9 at 11pm


Edina adds yoga and TV production to her business portfolio; Patsy grows old disgracefully with the help of Parralox injections; and Saffy prays her job interview goes well so she can finally escape them both.

About the show

Edina (Jennifer Saunders) is a Sixties teenager who never grew up. She and her sex-mad friend Patsy (Joanna Lumley) are still into drink, drugs and partying, while her stuffy student daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha) swots and keeps house.

Other hilarious characters include Edinas scatty secretary Bubble (Jane
Horrocks), Mother (June Whitfield), and Patsys editor Magda (Kathy Burke).

Guest stars include Naomi Campbell, Helena Bonham-Carter and Britt Ekland.

For writing and starring in Absolutely Fabulous, Jennifer Saunders received a Writers Guild Award, a Women in Film & TV Special Award and the Institute of Public Relations Special Award. Joanna Lumley won a BAFTA and two British Comedy Awards and Julia Sawalha won an RTS award.

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Sweeney Todd At Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg


Mahaffey Theater welcomes 'Sweeney Todd'
Article published on Monday, April 28, 2008
ST. PETERSBURG - "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" slices its way into St. Petersburg and the Manaffey Theater for a limited engagement on May 6-11.

This exciting and innovative new production features a multi-talented ensemble of 10 talented actor-musicians, five from the 2006 Tony Award winning company.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets ranging from $30 to $70 to accommodate all levels of affordability, are available through, at the Mahaffey Theater Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at 727-898-2100 or 813- 287-8844. Groups of 20 or more should call 407-423-9999, ext. 17 or 1-800-950-4647.

Judy Kaye (Mrs. Lovett) and David Hess (Sweeney Todd) will be joined by Diana DiMarzio (Beggar Woman), Benjamin Eakeley (The Beadle), Benjamin Magnuson (Anthony), Steve McIntyre (Jonas Fogg), Lauren Molina (Johanna), and Elisa Winter (Standby for Johanna and Pirelli) who all appeared in the Broadway production of SWEENEY TODD. Also joining the touring cast are Edmund Bagnell (Tobias), Keith Buterbaugh (Judge Turpin), Katrina Yaukey (Pirelli), Edwin Cahill (Standby for Anthony, Tobias, The Beadle and Jonas Fogg), David Garry (Standby for Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin and The Beadle) and Megan Loomis (Standby for Mrs. Lovett and Beggar Woman).

"Sweeney Todd" is based on the 19th century legend of a London barber driven to a life of crime after a malevolent judge takes his wife and child from him. Sweeney's plan for revenge includes a cutthroat partnership with Mrs. Lovett-an enterprising businesswoman-who is soon producing the tastiest meat pies in London.

Directed and designed by John Doyle, who won the 2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for this production, the production features the music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond and music supervision and orchestrations by Sarah Travis who won a 2006 Tony Award for "Sweeney Todd." The creative team also includes lighting designer Richard Jones, and sound designer Dan Moses Schreier.

For more information, visit

Mahaffey Theater is located at 400 First St. S. in St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5798.

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