June 2013 Archives

30 June 2013

Chicago Lures Lawless To Two Roles in Musical–Sunday Star Times 30 June 2013

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Chicago Lures Lawless To Two Roles in Musical
Sunday Star Times 30 June 2013

LUCY LAWLESS will play two different roles in twin productions of the musical Chicago being staged 10,500km apart.

The Kiwi screen star - who earned worldwide fame and adulation for her role in Xena: Warrior Princess - has been confirmed to play the role of Velma Kelly in the Auckland Theatre Company's adaptation of the musical in November.

And next month she will play the role of Mama Morton in a three night season of Chicago at Los Angeles' world-famous Hollywood Bowl. The cast includes Anna Paquin's husband Stephen Moyer.

''I think it will be very helpful as I will be hearing the role that I will be doing later. I will be hearing other people do it,'' Lawless told the Sunday Star-Times. ''It is only like a baseline, it is not like you are learning someone else's performance because Michael's production wouldn't allow that.

''But to hear the rhythm of the dialogue, it gets in your bones and it becomes much easier.

''I am very lucky that what I am doing in July will feed into the groundwork for [the Auckland Theatre Company production].''

Hollywood A-lister Catherine Zeta-Jones was Velma Kelly in the 2002 big-screen adaptation of Chicago, and Lawless said it was ''fantastic'' to be cast in the role.

But she said her portrayal of the character, and the ATC production, would take Chicago to new levels.

''This is an entirely new [production] . . . it is cross-bred with The Sopranos. It has a much more gritty, modern sensibility, but still with all that glitz. It revels in its own tawdriness.

sundaytimes''It is about defiling all the sacred cows, that is about what this show is about. It is quite adult as well. If you want to come for the old-fashioned show, your senses are going to be rocked. It is a hardcore Chicago . . . it is a bada bing Chicago.''

Lawless flies out to America this week to prepare for that role.

She said it would be an honour to perform at the amphitheatre.

''I could not believe that they had cast Lucy from New Zealand in this iconic musical, a classical American art form, on a hallowed stage like the Hollywood Bowl and they let me [be involved],'' she said. ''I didn't dare hope it would happen, and it bloody did. I am beyond excited.''

She described musicals as being ''the height of romance''.

'''When you do musicals, every single night you are transported back to being 15 and madly in love, when anything can happen, the lights are sparkling, the music is beautiful and you are singing with someone unbelievably talented and it is like being in love for the first time.''


- Click here for more on Lucy's role as Velma Kelly in the Auckland Theatre Company Production of Chicago The Musical

- Click here for more on Lucy's role as Mama Morton in the Hollywood Bowl Production of Chicago The Musical


 

 

28 June 2013

Lucy Photo with Michael Hurst Chicago The Musical PR & Upcoming Interview

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The Auckland Theatre Company Official Facebook page has posted a new photo of Lucy and Michael Hurst doing some PR work for Chicago The Musical (NZ version). Looks like there will be an interview article in the NZ newspaper Sunday Star Times as well.

Michael Hurst and Lucy Lawless caught up today to talk about Chicago before they both head overseas. Our publicist Siobhan went along for a while too and took the Sunday Star Times with her. Check out the paper on Sunday for the interview.

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For more about Lucy’s role as Velma Kelly in the Auckland Theatre Company’s production of Chicago The Musical, hop on over to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago The Musical (NZ) site.


 

 

28 June 2013

Lucy Sings Backup Vocals to Mark Lint’s Things We Should Do

Lucy tweeted (or retweeted) the news that she has done backup vocals to Mark Lint (from The Partially Examined Life blog) song “Things We Should Do”

 

The following is from Mark’s official site:

Music Blog 6/27/13: Things We Should Do. Written right now, originally with goofy lyrics, but then rewritten all serious. Featuring Lucy Lawless, Eric Schumann, Dave Roof, and Steve Petrinko. Hear the original goofy lyric version: Things You Should Do.

 

part of Mark’s Blog post about the song on the Partially Examined Life blog

was planning on singing the whole thing in a high, Prince-type falsetto, but then started thinking about female singers I knew that could do it instead. Back in 1994 I conceived of a whole chanteuse recording project where I would write goofy songs for some woman to sing and wrote several with names like “The Siz of Luv” and “Lust!” but never actually recorded any of them. So this was a revival of that idea, but the difference is that now I’m on friendly occasional emailing terms with Lucy Lawless, so I asked her to sing the song, she said yes, and I recorded a little video demo to send to her and started the recording.

Before I got very far into the recording, I had somewhat of a change of heart after my wife was pretty dismissive of the lyrics, and I began to feel that the music was actually good and deserved better than a parody song. So, knowing of course that I would now be partaking of the very thing I was ready to make fun of (that’s the “partially examined” thing rearing its head again), I did some soul searching and belched out a whole new, more nuanced melody with honest lyrics dealing with the constant knowledge that the person I love, not to mention I, will be checking out at some point, which is very weird. It now being no longer the song that I had pictured Lucy belting out to delightfully absurd affect, I asked if she would still be up for singing a backup vocal part, which she graciously did

Read the full blog post

 

and the tweet


For more about Lucy's Music go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless FLAWLESS DIVA subsite when you will find news and multimedia related to Lucy's concerts, benefits and theatre work


 

 

28 June 2013

Cult Shows That Deserve a Movie - Xena Warrior Princess

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Cult Shows That Deserve a Movie - Xena Warrior Princess

Lucy Lawless may currently be playing house with Ron on Parks and Recreation, but we're pretty sure Xena can still kick butt. And if Lawless isn't up to strapping on the old leather kilt again, there are a slew of young, tough actresses who could be her protégée. Kate Beckinsale or Jennifer Lawrence, perhaps? Either way, a trip to mythical Greece would be a refreshing change of pace from the vampires, werewolves and zombies that are all the rage right now

Source: TV Guide


 

 

27 June 2013

Upcoming Lucy Interview with Urban Jungles Radio 19 July 2013

As usual, UrbanJungelsRadio brings you cutting edge celebrities doing amazing things for our planet.

Join us Friday night as the one and only stunning Lucy Lawless stop by UJR to show that she's not only a Warrior Princess but a wildlife warrior who doesn't play around.  Last year Lucy made headlines when she boarded a Shell Oil Drilling Ship and took up residence in order to protest drilling in the arctic.
She's on UJR along with Phil "The Frogman" Bishop, a New Zealand professor who is working double time to hlep New Zealand's precious Frog population which is in decline due to habitat destruction and pressure from introduced mammalian predators like feral cats and more.

DO NOT miss this very special episode fo UrbanJunglesRadio when we speak with Lucy Lawless about the current state of the environment and what we need to do to make the world a better place!

For more information be sure to visit our website at www.UrbanJunglesRadio.com for more information!

PROMO

 

 

LUCY LAWLESS AND PHIL BISHOP

 

Image635079128426610041Back in August 2011 Lucy took part in a Greenpeace auction to raise awareness and to inform New Zealanders to protect their environment by photographing places or animals that were important to her on the environment. Lucy said she chose to capture an image of a frog because the creatures were highly sensitive to water and forest health, and crucial barometers for our environment. Lucy's frog sold for $505 but what was more important, it highlighted the need to save their habitats.

Click here to read more about Lucy's frog.

On 7 May 2012 Lucy had a visitor staying over. Phil Bishop is lecturer at Otago University. He travels the world implementing programs to save the most least cuddly & most vulnerable. Lucy tweeted the following about this:

- See more at: http://www.lucylawless.net/2012/05/lucy-tweets-about-phil-bishop-and-his-wo.html#sthash.X65E5EqY.dpuf


 

See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador


 

 

25 June 2013

Starship Bids for Kids Auction for Lucy’s Matchbox Art Ends and Combined Total


 

 

25 June 2013

Parks and Recreation Season 6 News

No news yet about when Lucy will be coming back as Diane but here’s the latest news about Season 6

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

24 June 2013

AUSXIP Twitter Update

Here's an easy way to keep updated on what's new on AUSXIP:


 

 

24 June 2013

New Xena Quotoon - Seeds of Faith

 


 

 

23 June 2013

Press Release: Chicago At the Hollywood Bowl

Image635075763884310930Friday, June 21, 2013 Casting News for CHICAGO at the Hollywood Bowl

Three performances only – July 26, 27 and 28, 2013

Hollywood Bowl production to star:

SAMANTHA BARKS as VELMA
DREW CAREY as AMOS
LUCY LAWLESS as MAMA MORTON
STEPHEN MOYER as BILLY FLYNN

Directed by Brooke Shields
Conducted by Rob Fisher

Single tickets now available

June 20, 2013, Los Angeles – The Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of CHICAGO, the musical which holds the record as the third longest running show in Broadway history, will star Samantha Barks as Velma, Drew Carey as Amos, Lucy Lawless as Mama Morton, and Stephen Moyer as Billy.

A special announcement will be made at a later date to announce the casting of Roxie Hart. 

Barks made her film debut as Éponine in the film version of the long-running musical Les Misérables. For the film, she received nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble, and won the National Board of Review Award for Best Cast and Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer.

Carey is the current host of The Price Is Right. He is also known for his television series The Drew Carey Show and Whose Line Is It Anyway? Carey previously appeared at the Hollywood Bowl as Wilbur Turnblad in the summer production of the Tony-winning musical Hairspray.

Lawless is best known for her starring roles on Spartacus and Xena: Warrior Princess, as well as her recurring roles on Battlestar Galactica and Parks and Recreation.  She made her Broadway debut in the hit revival of Grease.

Moyer currently stars in the award winning HBO series, True Blood and directed the season 6 premiere episode, which earned rave reviews and chart topping ratings. On the silver screen, his film credits include Priest, The Double, 88 Minutes and Quills. Moyer is no stranger to theater; he worked with the National Theatre of Wales, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Oxford Stage Company and the Young Vic while in England.

Brooke Shields will direct the fully staged production of CHICAGO at the Hollywood Bowl.

Shields starred in CHICAGO both on Broadway and in London’s West End and this marks her directing debut. Rob Fisher will serve as the conductor of the production. Fisher’s association with the show began with the 1996 Broadway revival and he continues to be supervising music director of CHICAGO productions around the globe.

Commenting on the announcement, Brooke Shields says, “I have a great feeling about this entire cast.  I am excited for everyone to see how brilliant Samantha Barks is on stage.  We’ve seen Stephen Moyer sing on True Blood – and that dark, sexy side of Billy will be well served by him. Drew played the Dad in Hairspray at the Bowl two years ago, and he will bring not only comedy but depth to our Amos.  I wouldn’t say no to anything Lucy Lawless ordered me to do…as “Mama” or in life!!  And let’s not forget the most exciting character … the Bowl itself!”

Rob Fisher says, “I couldn't be more thrilled about this brilliant cast for CHICAGO - a convergence of talents that will raise this great musical to new heights and send it soaring out of the Bowl.  All of them new to the piece, they each bring the necessary skills and celebrity to enliven this story in a way never seen before, and lucky for me, I'll be standing right in the middle of the glamour and the music.”

CHICAGO will have three performances at the Hollywood Bowl – Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, July 28 at 7:30pm. Subscriptions and single tickets are available now for the Hollywood Bowl 2013 summer season at HollywoodBowl.com or Ticketmaster.com, or via phone at 323.850.2000 or 800.745.3000 and in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

CHICAGO has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal."

The recent history of Broadway musicals at the Hollywood Bowl is nothing short of spectacular, including RENT (starring Vanessa Hudgens, Nicole Scherzinger, and Wayne Brady, directed by Neil Patrick Harris), HAIRSPRAY (starring Harvey Fierstein, Drew Carey, John Stamos, and Nick Jonas, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell) and THE PRODUCERS (starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Richard Kind, Rebecca Romijn, and Dane Cook, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman).

The original Broadway production opened in 1975 at the 46th Street Theatre and ran for 936 performances until 1977. Bob Fosse also choreographed the original production. CHICAGO was revived on Broadway in 1996, and a year later in the West End. The Broadway revival holds the record for the longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, and is the third longest-running show in Broadway history having played more than 6,700 performances to date. The West End revival ran for nearly 15 years, becoming the longest-running American musical in West End history, and it has enjoyed several tours and international productions. The Academy Award-winning 2002 film version of the musical was directed by Rob Marshall.

One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and is home to the best and brightest in all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime summer arts festival for children, “SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl,” now in its 44th season. In February 2013, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the ninth year in a row at the 24th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The Hollywood Bowl has become synonymous with summer in Southern California. http://www.HollywoodBowl.com


 

 

22 June 2013

Lucy Tweets about Chicago The Musical – LA & NZ!

Lucy was on twitter today and she mentioned Chicago The Musical (Auckland Theatre Company) in Auckland, NZ directed by Michael Hurt (buy tickets here) and Chicago The Musical (Hollywood Bowl version directed by Brooke Shields) – buy tickets here


Chicago NZ mention
- Visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago The Musical NZ Subsite

 

Chicago LA mention
- Visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago The Musical LA Subsite


 

 

21 June 2013

Lucy Tweets About Working on Chicago (Hollywood Bowl) in July + Profile

As we posted earlier in the day about Lucy’s upcoming gig playing Mama Morton at the Hollywood Bowl, Lucy tweeted about it.

I don’t think this has happened before where Lucy is in the same show but different roles on different dates (outside of Xena where she had multiple roles ie Xena, Meg, Princess Diana) She is starring as Velma Kelly in the Auckland Theatre Company production of Chicago and Mama Morton in the Hollywood Bowl Production of Chicago.


Here are Lucy’s Tweets

When / Ticket Info

CHICAGO will have three performances at the Hollywood Bowl - Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, July 28 at 7:30pm. Subscriptions and single tickets are available now for the Hollywood Bowl 2013 summer season at HollywoodBowl.com  or Ticketmaster.com, or via phone at 323.850.2000 or 800.745.3000 and in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

Here’s Lucy’s Profile on the Hollywood Bowl site


Image635074382155693467LUCY LAWLESS
can currently be seen as “Diane,” the girlfriend of Nick Offerman’s “Ron Swanson,” on the critically acclaimed comedy Parks and Recreation. Lawless did five episodes of the show last season, and is expected to return in the fall. She was also just seen in Academy Award winning director Jane Campion’s miniseries Top of the Lake.

Before joining the hit NBC comedy, Lucy spent three years working in her homeland New Zealand on the STARZ series Spartacus. Lawless’ portrayal of the complex and often wicked “Lucretia” delighted critics and fans alike. The show broke all records for STARZ and turned the network into a top destination for original programming.

Lawless, a New Zealander, rose to international fame through her groundbreaking performance as the title character in Xena: Warrior Princess, the cult hit series also executive produced by Spartacusproducers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi. She solidified her “fan-boy cred” when she joined the critically acclaimed SyFy Channel series Battlestar Galactica as “D’Anna/Number Three.”

In addition to these roles, Lucy has continued to demonstrate her versatility with a wide range of television work….both comedy and drama…in such notable projects as Flight of the Conchords, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The L Word, CSI: Miami, Burn Notice, and The X-Files.

In film, she played “Aspen” in Adam Sandler’s Bedtime Stories, “Mother Superior” in the cult favorite Bitch Slap, a dominatrix in EuroTrip, and had cameos in Raimi’s Spider Man, and Tapert’s Boogeyman.

Lawless is a member of the board of the Starship Foundation, the fundraising body for the Starship Children’s Hospital in her hometown Auckland. She was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2004.


Source


 

 

21 June 2013

Lucy to Play Mama Morton in Chicago The Musical at the Hollywood Bowl 26-28 July!

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Exciting news today with the news that Brooke Shields is directing Chicago The Musical at The Hollywood Bowl during 26-28 July with Lucy in the role of Mama Morton!

The following is Broadway World:


The Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of CHICAGO, the musical which holds the record as the third longest running show in Broadway history, will star Samantha Barks as Velma, Drew Carey as Amos, Lucy Lawless as Mama Morton, and Stephen Moyer as Billy.
 

When / Ticket Info
CHICAGO will have three performances at the Hollywood Bowl - Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, July 28 at 7:30pm. Subscriptions and single tickets are available now for the Hollywood Bowl 2013 summer season at HollywoodBowl.com or Ticketmaster.com, or via phone at 323.850.2000 or 800.745.3000 and in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

Lawless is best known for her starring roles on Spartacus and Xena: Warrior Princess, as well as her recurring roles on Battlestar Galactica and Parks and Recreation. She made her Broadway debut in the hit revival of Grease.

Commenting on the announcement, Brooke Shields says, "I have a great feeling about this entire cast. I am excited for everyone to see how brilliant Samantha Barks is on stage. We've seen Stephen Moyer sing on True Blood - and that dark, sexy side of Billy will be well served by M. Drew played the Dad in Hairspray at the Bowl two years ago, and he will bring not only comedy but depth to our Amos. I wouldn't say no to anything Lucy Lawless ordered me to do...as "Mama" or in life!! And let's not forget the most exciting character ... the Bowl itself!"

CHICAGO has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal."

The original Broadway production opened in 1975 at the 46th Street Theatre and ran for 936 performances until 1977. Bob Fosse also choreographed the original production. CHICAGO was revived on Broadway in 1996, and a year later in the West End. The Broadway revival holds the record for the longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, and is the third longest-running show in Broadway history having played more than 6,700 performances to date. The West End revival ran for nearly 15 years, becoming the longest-running American musical in West End history, and it has enjoyed several tours and international productions. The Academy Award-winning 2002 film version of the musical was directed by Rob Marshall.

One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and is home to the best and brightest in all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime summer arts festival for children, "Summer Sounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl," now in its 44th season. In February 2013, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the ninth year in a row at the 24th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The Hollywood Bowl has become synonymous with summer in Southern California. http://www.HollywoodBowl.com 


 

 

20 June 2013

Logo & AfterEllen Hot 100: Lucy Lawless

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Logo and AfterEllen have started to list their Hot 100 and Lucy comes in at #79 (Logo) and #40 (AfterEllen)

Naturally Lucy will be on any list like that but can whoever picks the photos get a more updated photo? This particular photo is from 1997 (TV Guide Photoshoot)! We know Lucy looks just as good as she did in 1997 but a little updating of their picture gallery would be good <g>

BORN: 29 March 1968 (age 45) Mount Albert, Auckland
HEIGHT: 5' 10 (1.77 m)

LUCY LAWLESS SCORES HOTNESS POINTS FOR…
As long as there’s an AfterEllen Hot 100, there will always be a spot for Lucy Lawless. She’s played gay so many times, we’ve lost count. She’s also as big a fan of her lesbian following as her lesbian following is of her. And can you imagine a better child than one raised by Ron Swanson and Xena? Make it happen, Parks and Recreation!

FOLLOW HER ON TWITTER: @reallucylawless

Source


 

 

20 June 2013

Parks and Recreation Season 5 DVD To Be Released 3 September

Image635073071147657289TVShowsOnDVD.com is reporting that Universal Studios Home Entertainment has today announced that Parks and Recreation - Season 5 will arrive on DVD in stores this September 3rd. The 3-disc set includes English and Spanish subtitles, and is priced at $39.98 SRP.

No extras have been announced yet.

Lucy was in 5 episodes of Season 5 and will be season in Season 6. When we last left Diane and Ron, Diane was going to tell him that he was going to be a daddy! Roll on Season 6.

 

PRE-ORDER FROM AMAZON.COM

Here are Lucy's episodes in order:

 

Image635073069440226681Season 5 Episode 3
HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW
Airdate: 04 October 2012


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Leslie tries to pass a law extending the community pool hours; Chris thinks of a new way to solve people's problems around the city, which leads to Ron fixing a pothole for a local mother (Lucy Lawless); April and Ben plan a road trip.

 

Image635073069550627981Season 5 Episode 5
HALLOWEEN SURPRISE
Airdate: 25 October 2012


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Ben gets a job offer, forcing Leslie to think about their future; Ron and Andy take Diane's girls trick-or-treating; Tom looks for a new business idea

 

Image635073069736060738Season 5 Episode 9
RON AND DIANE
Airdate: 6 December 2012

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Ron (Nick Offerman), Diane (guest star Lucy Lawless), and Leslie (Amy Poehler) attend a wood working awards dinner, after one of Ron's handcrafted chairs is nominated, but the happy occasion is threatened by the arrival of Tammy II (guest star Megan Mullally).

 

Image635073069841818152Season 5 Episode 11
WOMAN IN GARBAGE
Airdate: 24 January 2013


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In order to get more women hired in government, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and April (Aubrey Plaza) handle a garbage route. Meanwhile, to help his growing business, Tom (Aziz Ansari) enlists the help of Andy (Chris Pratt) and Ben (Adam Scott) to teach him about basketball, and Ron (Nick Offerman) is left to watch Diane's (guest star Lucy Lawless) kids while their babysitter is out of town.

 

Image635073069941185738Season 5 Episode 22
ARE WE BETTER OFF?
Airdate: 02 May 2013

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Lucy made a surprise appearance in the season finale of Parks and Recreation Season 5 Episode 22 "Are We Better Off?" and we found out that she is pregnant with Ron's baby!


 

 

20 June 2013

Xena Movie News: Lucy Tweets She Would Like a Comedy

Lucy was asked once again about the possibility of a Xena Movie after her initial tweets about the possibility of a Xena Resurrection on 31 December 2012.

Here is her latest tweet

 

More news about a possible Xena Resurrection on AUSXIP Xena Movie News


 

 

18 June 2013

Powershift 2013 Lucy's Speech for 15 July "Why I Climbed An Arctic Oil Rig"

Image635071777741256977The official Powershift 2013 Youth Climate Summit in Melbourne, Australia has released their schedule for various speakers and Lucy is going to speak on "Why I Climbed An Arctic Oil Rig". Lucy will not be in Melbourne but will linked via video to the summit.

In 2012 Lucy attended the 2012 Powershift Summit which was held in Auckland, New Zealand. This year Powershift will be held in Melbourne, Australia.

Powershift has announced that Lucy will be speaking at this event via video link. The summit will be held on 13-15 July 2013 -

Buy Tickets to the Event Here  | View programme


 

 

18 June 2013

New Lucy Photos: St Patrick's Day Ball 2012


 

 

17 June 2013

Interview: Lucy Lawless at Kiwi Ranger Launch with Helen Bucksey 1 June 2013

The following is an interview with Lucy by Helen Bucksey while she was on Tiritiri Matangi Island for the Kiwi Ranger launch.
If you haven't had the chance to watch Lucy filming the Kiwi Ranger promo, click here for the AUSXIP video and images

Image635071002861929460Interview with Lucy Lawless at the launch of Kiwi Ranger on Tiritiri Matangi Island – 1 June 2013

Interviewer: Helen Bucksey

When you were growing up, what inspired your interest in conservation?

When I was growing up I don’t even know that I thought about it. Well you would do school trips wouldn’t you, but it would seem to be more about trees in those days. Conservation was planting trees, or the Waitaks or something, but birds were few and far between – you would hardly see them when you went out to the Waitaks, at least I don’t recall having anywhere near the impact of the kind of birdlife you see on Tiritiri.


 

 

17 June 2013

Lucy's "Chuy" Matchbox Art Auction now Live in the Starship Bids for Kids Auction

Update: The auction has now gone live!  Click here to bid on "Chuy" - Read below for a description on the plant plus Lucy's messages



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Coming up soon on Starship's Bids for Kids Charity Auction is a autographed matchbox with a living plant named Chuy!

Lucy has autographed the matchbox inside the box while Chuy sits happily on the cover. The matchbox was originally donated by Lucy to Amnesty International auction and won by AUSXIP. The matchbox has been donated to Starship for the Bids for Kids auction to raise some money for the kids.

The plant is a grey tillandsia (follow the link to find out more about the amazing plant) and it seems, from Lucy's message below, that it doesn't require alot to keep it alive and healthy:


Looks like it needs to be spritzed with water. Needs a drink but they draw it from the air so just a spritz will perk him up. His name is Chuy. (Pronounced "Chewy")


Lucy Lawless
- 12 June 2013

Please be aware that if you want to bid on "Chuy", he is a living plant and if you are outside of NZ please check with Customs in your country to see what is required about importing a plant. The botanical name for "Chuy" is Grey Tillandsia

The tiny art measures just 5cm x 7cm created on Beehive Matchboxes.

All money raised from the Bids for Kids auction goes to Starship!

Aside from Chuy, the total so far that Lucy items raised in the Bids for Kids auction has been spectacular:

- Lucy's VoiceMail Message - $1520

- Argo Starship Warrior Princess - $620 (overall Argo has raised $11,980 for Starship since 2011)


Fabric wrapped with planting.

Keeping it green, kiwi actress Lucy Lawless used a plant that survives on humid air to customise her matchbox.

Strike
is an auction of Matchbox Art created by various artists, designers,
musicians and more, especially for Amnesty International and featuring
tiny art measuring just 5cm x 7cm created on Beehive Matchboxes.

All money raised from this sale will help fund Amnesty International's work to protect the human all over the world.
- See more at: http://www.lucylawless.net/2013/02/lucy-lawless-matchbook-art-on-auction-fo.html#sthash.S3JsWHdP.dpuf
Fabric wrapped with planting.

Keeping it green, kiwi actress Lucy Lawless used a plant that survives on humid air to customise her matchbox.

Strike
is an auction of Matchbox Art created by various artists, designers,
musicians and more, especially for Amnesty International and featuring
tiny art measuring just 5cm x 7cm created on Beehive Matchboxes.

All money raised from this sale will help fund Amnesty International's work to protect the human all over the world.
- See more at: http://www.lucylawless.net/2013/02/lucy-lawless-matchbook-art-on-auction-fo.html#sthash.S3JsWHdP.dpuf

 

 

16 June 2013

Lucy at High Tea for Starship At The Heritage - Herald On Sunday 16 June 2013

heraldonsundayThere is a brief mention and a Lucy photo from the Starship Event: Friends of Starship Diamonds and Stars Tea Party at Heritage which was held on 9 June 2013 which appeared in the New Zealand newspaper Herald on Sunday 16 June 2013 issue.

Friends of Starship, Chaired by Gretchen Hawkesby, hosted their annual Diamonds & Stars Tea Party at the Heritage Hotel on 9 June. Funds raised at this event will fund the purchase of a portable ultrasound machine for use in Starship's Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), as well as highly specialised and post graduate intensive care training.

 

and there was also mention of Lucy in the New Zealand Sunday Star Times 16 June 2013 newspaper but no images.

One Night With Q

Auckland’s Q Theatre rolled out the red carpet to hold its first midyear fundraising gala, One Night with Q. The fundraiser was supported by some of New Zealand’s most treasured performing arts practitioners. The centrepiece was an exclusive gala performance of the acclaimed one-man show No Holds Bard by Q Theatre’s patron and Shakespeare master, Michael Hurst. Invited guests placed bids at a star-studded auction, with money-can’t-buy prizes, including a private performance by Hurst and lunch with Lucy Lawless. Internationally acclaimed jazz virtuoso Nathan Haines played a guest DJ set while patrons wined and dined with the best from Q’s kitchens.


For more Lucy articles, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Press Section


 

 

15 June 2013

Greenpeace Competition: Win two tickets to Glastonbury 2013

Greenpeace is holding a competition. Win two tickets to Glastonbury 2013. To be in with a chance of winning, fill in your details, and then share the page with five or more of your friends to get them to sign up to save the Arctic. Entry closes Midnight Wednesday 19th June. Competition open to UK residents only. For full terms and condiations

click here.

 

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What is Glastonbury?

Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world and a template for all the festivals that have come after it. The difference is that Glastonbury has all the best aspects of being at a Festival in one astonishing bundle.

It's like going to another country, a hip and thrilling Brigadoon that appears every year or so. Coming to Glastonbury involves a fair amount of travel, and probably a queue to get in but, when you get past these impediments, you enter a huge tented city, a mini-state under canvas. British law still applies, but the rules of society are a bit different, a little bit freer. Everyone is here to have a wild time in their own way.


 

 

15 June 2013

New Lucy Lawless as Xena Art The Debt by MaryD

Here's my new artwork based on the episode The Debt

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Click on the image for the full size version.

For more of my art visit the AUSXIP MaryD's Art Section


 

 

12 June 2013

Starship Bids For Kids Lucy's Matchbox Art + Lucy Message

 

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Coming up soon on Starship's Bids for Kids Charity Auction is a autographed matchbox with a living plant named Chuy!

Lucy has autographed the matchbox inside the box while Chuy sits happily on the cover. The matchbox was originally donated by Lucy to Amnesty International auction and won by AUSXIP. The matchbox has been donated to Starship for the Bids for Kids auction to raise some money for the kids.

The plant is a grey tillandsia (follow the link to find out more about the amazing plant) and it seems, from Lucy's message below, that it doesn't require alot to keep it alive and healthy:


Looks like it needs to be spritzed with water. Needs a drink but they draw it from the air so just a spritz will perk him up. His name is Chuy. (Pronounced "Chewy")


Lucy Lawless
- 12 June 2013

Please be aware that if you want to bid on "Chuy", he is a living plant and if you are outside of NZ please check with Customs in your country to see what is required about importing a plant. The botanical name for "Chuy" is Grey Tillandsia

The tiny art measures just 5cm x 7cm created on Beehive Matchboxes.

All money raised from the Bids for Kids auction goes to Starship!

Aside from Chuy, the total so far that Lucy items raised in the Bids for Kids auction has been spectacular:

- Lucy's VoiceMail Message - $1520

- Argo Starship Warrior Princess - $620 (overall Argo has raised $11,980 for Starship since 2011)


Fabric wrapped with planting.

Keeping it green, kiwi actress Lucy Lawless used a plant that survives on humid air to customise her matchbox.

Strike
is an auction of Matchbox Art created by various artists, designers,
musicians and more, especially for Amnesty International and featuring
tiny art measuring just 5cm x 7cm created on Beehive Matchboxes.

All money raised from this sale will help fund Amnesty International's work to protect the human all over the world.
- See more at: http://www.lucylawless.net/2013/02/lucy-lawless-matchbook-art-on-auction-fo.html#sthash.S3JsWHdP.dpuf
Fabric wrapped with planting.

Keeping it green, kiwi actress Lucy Lawless used a plant that survives on humid air to customise her matchbox.

Strike
is an auction of Matchbox Art created by various artists, designers,
musicians and more, especially for Amnesty International and featuring
tiny art measuring just 5cm x 7cm created on Beehive Matchboxes.

All money raised from this sale will help fund Amnesty International's work to protect the human all over the world.
- See more at: http://www.lucylawless.net/2013/02/lucy-lawless-matchbook-art-on-auction-fo.html#sthash.S3JsWHdP.dpuf

 

 

12 June 2013

More Photos of Lucy One Night with Q: A Mid-Year Fundraising Gala

Michael Hurst's official site has been updated with three photos of Lucy attending the One Night with Q: A mid-year fundraising gala and one of the auction items was a lunch date with Lucy and Michael Hurst at Non Solo Pizza. It was sold for $2600

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Click here for more Lucy Lawless Events


 

 

12 June 2013

Xena Episode Stills - The Debt Part 1

The Debt Part 1 is one of the best episodes from Xena. Here are more episode stills from the episode.

Xena receives a message asking her to go to the Land of Chin to “make the green dragon (a young ruler called Ming Tien) small again”. Xena wants to leave Gabrielle behind and, to explain why, recounts her years spent with the warlord Borias (who fathered Solan). The pair plan to steal from the wealthy Chinese houses - but, in doing so, Xena meets a remarkable woman. In the present day, Xena heads off on her journey alone but is captured during her assassination attempt, thanks to intervention by Gabrielle who is opposed to Xena's mission.

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12 June 2013

Xena in the Wild - Video

I just cracked up over this video. Well done to Tinka1482! National Xena-Graphic takes you on a journey into the life of the Warrior Princess in the wild. A documentary which provides a glimpse into the harsh realities of surviving mating season.


 

 

11 June 2013

Lucy Attends Starship Function 09 June 2013

Lucy attended a Starship event on 9 June 2013 and we now have photo that was posted on twitter.

Find out more about Lucy's charity work as Starship Ambassador on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship Page


 

 

11 June 2013

Battlestar Galactica Season 4 in Italy + Episode Stills

Image635065792059020094Heads up Italian fans here's some news by Barbara Bruno - RAI 4 is currently showing season 4 every afternoon at 5:20 pm(from Monday to Friday).

Yesterday was the episode where D'Anna gets unboxed and tomorrow and the day after they are showing "Revelations" and "Sometimes a Great Notion".

 

Check out the episode stills for The Hub

 

Here are some episode stills for Revelations

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and Sometimes a Great Notion

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10 June 2013

Argo Starship Warrior Princess Sold for $610

Here's the latest update for Argo Starship Warrior Princess at the Bids for Kids Starship Charity Auction.


 

 

10 June 2013

Photos of Lucy and Michael Hurst at One Night with Q: A Mid-Year Fundraising Gala

Lucy attended the One Night with Q: A mid-year fundraising gala and one of the auction items was a lunch date with Lucy and Michael Hurst at Non Solo Pizza. It was sold for $2600


 

 

10 June 2013

Starship Bids for Kids Auction for Lucy's Painted Argo Update

Here's an update for Lucy's painted Argo Starship Warrior Princess


 

 

9 June 2013

Lucy Tweets Archived for May 2013


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Lucy's tweets for May 2013 have been archived in the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Messages & Tweets Section. You will also find archived tweets from February - December 2012 and January to May 2013

 

Click here to read May 2013 Tweets

Catch up with Lucy's Messages and Special Tweets To Her Fans on  AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Messages & Tweets

 

 

Follow Lucy on twitter @RealLucyLawless


 

 

8 June 2013

Lucy Tweets about Chicago The Musical

Lucy was on twitter this morning and she tweeted about the upcoming Chicago The Musical. Lucy will be in the Auckland Theatre Company Production of Chicago in Auckland from 1 November to 24 November!

TICKETING INFO HERE  | AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago The Musical subsite here

 

 

 

8 June 2013

Lunch with Lucy and Michael Hurst Raises $2600

Here's an update on the One Night with Q: A mid-year fundraising gala and one of the items was a lunch date with Lucy and Michael Hurst at Non Solo Pizza. It was sold for $2600.


 

 

6 June 2013

Update: Win A Lunch Date with Lucy and Michael at Non Solo Pizza

Image635060994352555980Following up our article Win A Lunch with Lucy Lawless and Michael Hurst! posted on 28 May, the official Q Theatre site has updated the blurb about the Lunch with Lucy and where it will be held:

A 5 course degustation menu for 8 people with wines from Poderi Crisci to match with Michael Hurst and Lucy Lawless at Non Solo Pizza. Dine with the stars- sparkling conversation, great company and backstage stories- all
matched with fabulous food and wine.


You will have to be present at the event to bid. Click here for an exclusive preview of the auction items

Book Here


PRESS RELEASE

One Night with Q: A mid-year fundraising gala

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 1:44 pm
Press Release: Q Theatre

One Night with Q: A mid-year fundraising gala

On Friday 7th June, Q Theatre dresses up for the night and rolls out the red carpet to hold their first mid-year fundraising gala, to raise funds towards their development progamme Q Presents- a joint presenting venture that sees Auckland’s performing arts hotspot partner with a range of companies who are making an impact on New Zealand’s arts scene.

The fundraiser is supported by Royale Productions and some of New Zealand’s most treasured performing arts practitioners. The centrepiece is an exclusive gala performance of the acclaimed one man show ‘No Holds Bard’ by Q Theatre’s patron and Shakespeare master, Michael Hurst. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in a star-studded auction, with money can’t buy prizes, including a private performance by Michael Hurst and lunch with Lucy Lawless. The internationally acclaimed jazz virtuoso, Nathan Haines is set to play the decks while guests are wined and dined with the best from Q’s kitchens.

Q Theatre acknowledges that the arts can be a tough business when you are going it alone and they recognise the challenges involved in getting work to the stage. Q Presents encourages and supports the development of bold works by promising artists and companies who have demonstrated the determination to extend the art form in new and exciting ways. The Q Presents 2013 season includes a twisted adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Titus’ by Fractious Tash, the explosive percussion stage show ‘Elemental’ by Strike Percussion and a grim and gothic fairy tale, ‘The Pitchfork Disney’ by The Moving Theatre Company.

Q Theatre is Auckland's performing arts hotspot. Since opening in September 2011, Q has welcomed over 130,000 people through our doors to attend an eclectic and inspiring range of theatre, dance, comedy, music and everything in between. Q is a registered charity, and is proud to say that it generates 72% of its revenue from its programmes and activities. The remaining 28% comes from grants, gifts and donations.

One Night with Q: A mid-year fundraising gala
6pm Friday 7th June
Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, Auckland
Tickets: $200 per person
Tickets available through Q Theatre – 09 309 9771 or www.qtheatre.co.nz


 

 

6 June 2013

Lucy Lawless Joins a Nature Walk on Tiritiri Matangi - Rodney Times NZ 07 June 2013

The New Zealand newspaper Rodney Times joined Lucy and her group on Tiritiri Matangi for the launch of the Kiwi Rangers programme on 1 June.

There is a quote from Lucy:

"We live such busy lives, but it's important that kids learn about the natural environment," Ms Lawless says. "Where else can you go, just sit, and be surrounded by birds?"

If you haven't caught up with our coverage of Lucy's Tiritiri Matangi visit to launch the Kiwi Rangers programme, check out the video below and the photos below

 

 

 

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See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador


 

 

6 June 2013

Lucy's Spartacus Costumes On Sale via VIP Auctions

VIP Auctions is auctioning off Lucy's outfits from all three seasons of Spartacus and the Prequel.

For more about Lucy's role as Lucretia on Spartacus visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite or the AUSXIP Spartacus News and Multimedia Site


 

 

6 June 2013

Xena Movie Campaign Video by Doug

Doug sent me the link to his new YouTube video of a Xena Movie Trailer - check it out. Very clever.

 

For more about a Xena Movie - click here to go to the AUSXIP Xena Movie page


 

 

5 June 2013

Starship Charity Auction Bids for Kids Argo Racing To $600

Image635060524844680323Argo is off and racing (sorry, couldn't help myself) in the Starship Bids for Kids Auction. Here's an update on the current bidding.


As of 5 June at 8 pm NZ Time the highest bid is $600.

Click here to view auction page

 

 

Image635060526223226649Image635060526000744664Image635060526113061703This stunning aqua blue horse has been painted by Lucy Lawless in support of Starship Children's Hospital. Aptly named 'Argo' after Xena's horse, Lucy was inspired by the ancient Egyptian faience sculptures of the waterhorse or hippo, most fearsome of all African animals.

Argo Starship Warrior Princess has raised $11,360 since 2011 when Lucy first painted her has raised

$2400 (initial auction)
$5000 (FB Likes for Argo)
$3460 (Auction #2 Starship Spring Clean)
$500 (Starship Spring Clean)


 

 

5 June 2013

Magnolia Dysnomia's New Quotoon - Been There Done That

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Updated the Xena Artwork section with Magnolia Dysnomia's new XenaQuotoon!

You can also view Magnolia's other comic strips.

Click here to view


 

 

3 June 2013

More Photos of Lucy at the Kiwi Ranger Launch on Official FB Site

Helen Bucksey from the Official Tiritiri Matangi Island FB Page has posted her photos of the Kiwi Ranger launch.
Click on the thumbnail to take you to the FB page larger version.

For more Lucy photos from the Kiwi Ranger launch check out AUSXIP's Photos and Video

 

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See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador


 

 

3 June 2013

Lucy Urges Everyone To Sign Petition To Stop Crackdown and the Destruction of Gezi Park

Lucy tweeted the following this morning and urging everyone to sign the petition to stop the Turkish Authorities from the violent crackdown on protestors.

Right now, police forces in Turkey are using excessive violence against peaceful protesters, injuring scores of people. Only a massive public outcry will pressure PM Erdoğan to stop the crackdown.


 

 

3 June 2013

Starship Bids For Kids Argo Auction now Live

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It's time to bid farewell to our much loved horse - Argo Starship Warrior Princess - as she is put up for auction one last time. Since 2011 when Lucy hand painted this gorgeous horse, to our frenzied "LIKE" campaign to get Starship that extra $5000 and to the other auctions; it's time to let Argo go.

Trust me when i say this horse is gorgeous; Lucy has done an incredible job with the paint job and the art. Argo has been inside and out of the elements since 2011 - she even has her own stall (and I'm not kidding). She has been well looked after.

You can now own Argo and help Starship as well. Starship's Bids for Kids Auction page is now live although the bidding won't start until 3 June (NZ Time).

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AUCTION PAGE

Beautiful fibreglass horse painted by Lucy Lawless

This stunning aqua blue horse has been painted by Lucy Lawless in support of Starship Children's Hospital.

Aptly named 'Argo' after Xena's horse, Lucy was inspired by the ancient Egyptian faience sculptures of the waterhorse or hippo, most fearsome of all African animals.


 

 

2 June 2013

New Lucy Lawless Art - Warrior Princess

Here’s my latest artwork based on Lucy Lawless as the fearsome Warrior Princess in Hercules The Legendary Journeys episode “Warrior Princess” where we are introduced to Xena for the first time.

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Click on the smaller image for the larger version


 

 

1 June 2013

Lucy at Kiwi Ranger Programme at Tiritiri Matangi 1 June 2013 Photos & Video

Lucy was at Tiritiri Matangi Island to launch Kiwi Ranger Program today and AUSXIP was there to film the event. The photos are now available to view. Video to follow shortly. The images have been added to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Kiwi Rangers Program Launch Event Page