Amanda will be guest-starring on the season four premiere of "GLEE" this Thursday night, 9/13 at 9 pm ET / 8 pm CT.
The full episode will be available online here starting 9/21/12.
Amanda will be performing a one-woman show entitled, Party in the USA! (Tales of the Bicoastal Brick Road of Life.) This is a one-night-only performance, to be held on Monday, July 16th at 8:30 pm at the Rockwell, located at 1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Clickhere for a map.
We're not in Kansas anymore! Come celebrate life, love, and its pursuit at this one-woman show performed by Amanda Jane Cooper, recently seen as Glinda on the 1st National Tour of WICKED – you'll hear tunes from the world of Broadway, ditties from the world of pop, stories that'll make you smile, and a few mash-up surprises that will are sure to entertain.
Click here to buy tickets. ONLINE ADVANCE TICKETS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Tickets (if available) can be purchased at the door one hour prior to show time.
Valet parking is available behind the restaurant.
Amanda will be performing in a new musical entitled, “String - The Musical” currently being workshopped at the National Musial Theater Conference in Waterford, CT. The book is by Sarah Hammond, and lyrics and music are by Adam Gwon.
Storyline: A workaholic Greek god gets tangled up with a security guard in the basement of the tallest building in the world. One mistake leads to another - a lost pair of scissors, a kiss, a stolen string - and soon Atropos is breaking her own rules to offer forever to an ordinary man. Can the fabric of the universe stand a flaw? An original musical about the three Fates in the modern city.
Click here to purchase tickets to the following performances at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center:
- Saturday, June 23, 8pm;
- Sunday, June 24, 7pm;
- Wednesday, June 27, 8pm
- Friday, June 29, 7pm
This June, Amanda will be participating in the National Music Theater Conference (NMTC), a workshop held each year at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT.
The National Music Theater Conference brings together several playwrights, lyricists, and composers endeavoring to create fresh and bold work from an array of music theater genres. During the Conference, the O’Neill provides artistic and administrative resources to explore the material with a staff of directors, musicians, and veteran Equity performers (including Amanda.)
Since its inception in 1978, NMTC has developed well over 110 works, many of which have gone onto find great success on Broadway. Most recently in 2005, “In The Heights” was workshopped at NMTC and went on to win four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Amanda will be appearing in “LINTHEAD,” a new play by the Artery Playwrights Project, in Los Angeles from May 11th to June 3rd, 2012.
LINTHEAD tells the story of a South Carolina mill-worker who is forced to hurt everyone he loves in exchange for standing up for what is right. In a world of fire-and-brimstone sermons, travelling hoochie-coochie girls, and lungs full of cotton dust, LINTHEAD brings a voice to the discussion of civil rights, and reminds us that love and family are the only things worth fighting for.
Make Reservations ONLINE or by PHONE!
May 11th - June 3rd, 2012
Fridays & Saturdays ~ 8pm
Sundays ~ 3:30pm
Amanda will be playing the role of Lisa Kravitz, a bride left standing at the alter after a bizarre crime, on an upcoming episode of CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” entitled “Malice in Wonderland.”
When the CSI team is called in to investigate a robbery-homicide at an "Alice In Wonderland"-themed wedding, they have little to work with to find a killer. See official CSI website or IMDB for details.
The show airs on CBS at 9 pm ET on March 21, 2012.
(Note: Scenes from the episode can be seen here.)
Review of “Wicked” from BroadwayWorld.com on November 7, 2011 entitled, “WICKED Flies Into Cincinnati - Fantabulous!.”
“Amanda Jane Cooper doesn't hold back with Galinda's perkiness and silly jokes and naïveté that make you laugh out loud.
...the cast does a wonderful job with the tough score, including Cooper, who gives Glinda some of the operatic notes made famous by original Glinda, Kristin Chenoweth.”
An interview with Amanda on Broadway.com from October 25, 2011 entitled, “Wicked Tour Star Amanda Jane Cooper on Early Glinda Prep and Popped Halloween Dreams”
Q: Have you ever dressed up as a Broadway character? If so, which one?
A: I have not dressed up as a Broadway character but I think I was prepping to play Glinda back when I was 6 years old (pictured above). Crown: check. Wand: check. Pink dress: check. Sensible sneakers: check!
Interview with Amanda on the “It’s the Soup” website.
Q: Were there any acting experiences that steered your acting ambitions?
A: All of my experiences accumulated into a realization that I have a knack for this. It’s absolutely what I was put on this earth to do. You know what’s funny? My freshman year in high school I was cast as a dancer in our Oklahoma! spring musical. That’s the first theater experience that I ever had where I looked around and said, ‘This is an awesome way to work.’ I didn’t even have any lines.
From Atlanta Theatre Fans website on October 18, 2011.
“The Tony® and Grammy®-Award-Winning musical, Wicked, which played from September 14 to October 9 at the Fox Theatre shattered a box office record during its Atlanta engagement. For the week ending October 9, the musical grossed $2,438,947 over eight performances, making it the highest-grossing week for a touring Broadway show in North American history.
The previous North American record, also held by Wicked, was an eight-show gross of $2,400,489 during the week ending July 11, 2010 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo.”