December 2014 Archives

29 December 2014

Photos: Lucy at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California

Lucy went to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California who manages many of NASA's robotic missions. She tweeted the following pics!


 

 

28 December 2014

AUSXIP Starship Auction - Authors and Artists Shout Out! Please Share

It's that time of year again when I put a call out to authors, artists and readers. Our annual AUSXIP Starship Charity Auction is fast approaching (way way too fast IMO). The 2015 AUSXIP Starship Charity Auction is dedicated to the show we love and to the Xenaverse which is one giant family.

Come join me in raising a lot of money for Starship in honour of the Warrior Princess and her Battling Bard!

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Since 2006 when we had our first Starship auction we have raised $115K+ which is pretty nifty. I know the Starship Foundation is so appreciative of this annual event. They have gone out of their way to help and support it. This annual event will be held once again on 21-27 March 2015.

As in previous years I am accepting donations of books and this year I'm going to make it easier by including ebooks into the mix. If you would like to donate your books (whichever flavour they are in), I'm more than happy to accept them!

In previous years we also had authors donate a character's name to the auction. That has been so successful where the winning bidder gets to name a character in an upcoming novel KG Macgregor has done this on a few occasions and other authors as well). So if you are an author and would like to donate a character for your next book, please and thank you!

If you would like to help other budding writers with some help with their writing or give them a helping hand etc etc - that too would be super. In a previous auctions we had Steven L. Sears and Katherine Fugate donate their time to look at and help a couple of script writers.

Are you an artist and would like to donate your work? Yes please and thank you!
Some ideas (other than donating your digital or physical art) would be to help a budding artist learn from you.

The goal is to raise as much money as possible for this very worthy organisation. I've gone to Starship a few times and they are an amazing group of people so it's a real pleasure to hold this auction for them.

So. Spread the word, donate your books, artwork or a fictional character or offer to help a budding author or artist with getting their work off the ground - I'm more than happy to accept your donation!

Thank you and please share my note with any groups you belong to and your friends. Let's spread the word and get ready for a 20th Anniversary Blast Off!

Email me for more information!


 

 

21 December 2014

Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight Adds Another Performance Day

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Due to overwhelming demand, The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) have added a January 2, 2015 7:30pm performance of this year's Panto at the Playhouse SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT.

SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight will play through January 4, 2015. The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101. The performance schedule is Monday at 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 29 only); Tuesdays - Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Special matinees -- Wednesday, December 24 at 4:00 pm; Friday, December 26 at 4:00 pm; Tuesday, December 30 at 4:00 pm. (No performances December 31 and January 1.)

Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529, online 24 hours a day at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org, or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, Tuesday - Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during non-performance dates. On performance dates the Box Office is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets for SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight range from $24.00 - $150.00. Child single tickets are available for Rear Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine seating ranging from $24.00 - $64.00. Service and theatre restoration fees apply to all purchases. Group Sales (8 or more) are available by calling 626-921-1161.


 

 

21 December 2014

This Week’s Social Media Lucy Image Roundup

This week on social media more photos of Lucy in LA during Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight.


 

 

18 December 2014

Submitted Review of Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight by Marilyn Edwards

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Marilyn just sent me her review for the show! Check it out below. If you want to add your review of Lucy in Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight, email me to include it on the site

To find out more about Lucy’s role as Carabosse go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight subsite

Lucy in Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight Review

by Marilyn Edwards

Anyone in Southern California who has not seen Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight has done themselves a disservice during the holidays. From beginning to end, it is a wonderful romp. Lucy, Ben Giroux (who plays Silly Billy) and David Engel (who plays Nanny Tickle) keep you in switches. The one-liners are marvelous, with Lucy getting one in about Gabrielle and the audience participation makes for a grand time.

The songs were not what I expected to hear. One Way or Another, The Eye of the Tiger, All of Me and Hero are just a few on them. The children dancing was fun to watch as they did modern as well as ballet.

If you are looking for a treat for Christmas, the play runs through Jan 4th. The website is http://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/box-office/calendar.html.

 

Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529, online 24 hours a day at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org, or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, Tuesday - Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during non-performance dates. On performance dates the Box Office is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets for SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight range from $34.00 - $74.00, with Premium Seating available for $125.00. Child single tickets are available for Rear Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine seating ranging from $24.00 - $64.00. Golden Tickets are available for an additional $50.00 each and are limited to 10 Golden Tickets per performance. A Golden Ticket allows the ticketholder (children only) a special on-stage experience during the production. Service and theatre restoration fees apply to all purchases. Group Sales (8 or more) are available by calling 626-921-1161.


 

 

17 December 2014

Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight Reviews

Lucy has been getting some rave reviews in the media and twitter. Here’s a few of them. To find out more about Lucy’s role as Carabosse go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight subsite

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It can be great entertainment to watch good actors being intentionally, freely silly. This is one of those kinds of shows. There will be no depth, but considerable laughter. Look out for occasional ad libs, and for the comfort everyone has onstage. Lawless even gets in a sideways reference to her television sidekick (to considerable cheering from the audience).

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

 

Lawless has more fun than anyone else on stage, proving a delightfully vampy, punk rock Maleficent.

Source: LA Weekly

Some reviews are quite funny in the sense they just figured out Lucy can sing – like this one:

And who knew Xena Warrior Princess could sing! Lawless wails on Debbie Harry’s “One Way or Another” like a true ‘80s punk rocker.

Source: Musicals In LA

 

In this retelling of the classic fairy tale, when she is born Aurora is cursed by angry fairy, Carabosse, played by a thoroughly convincing Lucy Lawless (she does bad so good).

Source: Examiner.com

 

The revelation here was Lucy Lawless! We were shocked at how funny she was as the villainess!!! I never saw Xena: Warrior Princess, but I had a distinct impression of her from doing that show. And it was not as a hilarious version of Malificent! She had us guffawing!

Source: It’s Not About Me.tv

 

 

 

Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529, online 24 hours a day at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org, or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, Tuesday - Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during non-performance dates. On performance dates the Box Office is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets for SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight range from $34.00 - $74.00, with Premium Seating available for $125.00. Child single tickets are available for Rear Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine seating ranging from $24.00 - $64.00. Golden Tickets are available for an additional $50.00 each and are limited to 10 Golden Tickets per performance. A Golden Ticket allows the ticketholder (children only) a special on-stage experience during the production. Service and theatre restoration fees apply to all purchases. Group Sales (8 or more) are available by calling 626-921-1161.


 

 

15 December 2014

AUSXIP's 18th Birthday Today!!

Today is AUSXIP's 18th Birthday! Xena is 19 years old and AUSXIP is 18. Amazing that. The main banner has changed to reflect the festive mood today. Artwork, of course, by the amazing Lucia Nobrega!

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Thank you once again to everyone for your support! We have a stellar year coming up with Xena's 20th birthday and the next AUSXIP Starship Auction in March. Lots of fun stuff and we will have some giveaways as well to mark Xena's 20th year!

Battle On!
MaryD


 

 

13 December 2014

Photos: Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight Premiere

Actress Lucy Lawless attends the opening night premiere of Pasadena Playhouse And Lythgoe Family Productions Present 'Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight' at Pasadena Playhouse on December 11, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)


 

 

12 December 2014

Pasadena Playhouse Official Photos of Lucy as Carabosse–Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight

Pasadena Playhouse has released these gorgeous photos of Lucy as Carabosse. Opening night was last night and it was a fantastic performance by all the cast.

Photographer: Philicia Endelman

All Images courtesy of the Pasadena Playhouse

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11 December 2014

Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight Social Media Image Roundup

Here’s some pics from Twitter of Lucy in her Carabosse costume in Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight (starting 10 December in Pasadena).


 

 

11 December 2014

Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight PR Video Roundup

Three new videos released in the last few days to promote Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight.

For more about Lucy’s role as Carabosse, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight subsite

Starry Constellation Magazine Interviews Lucy – Sleeping Beauty PR 10 Dec 2014
Posted on: 11th December 2014

Starry Constellation Magazine Interviews Lucy – Sleeping Beauty PR 10 Dec 2014

SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight opens December 10, 2014 and plays through January 4, 2015 at The Pasadena Playhouse. Interview with Lucy by Starry Constellation Magazine FEATURING: Olivia Holt | Disney’s “I Didn’t Do It” Lucy Lawless | “Xena: Warrior Princess” Garrett Clayton | Disney’s “Teen Beach Movie” Patrick Cassidy | Broadway’s “42nd Street” [...]

 

Sleeping Beauty PR – Lucy Remembers Rob’s Gift
Posted on: 11th December 2014

Sleeping Beauty PR – Lucy Remembers Rob’s Gift

The Pasadena Playhouse has released a video featuring Lucy and her co-star Tamyra Gray (Good Fairy) talking about some happy memories. Lucy chose a special moment between herself and Rob and how he surprised her with some jewelry.

 

KTLA Interview 9 December 2014 | Sleeping Beauty PR
Posted on: 9th December 2014

KTLA Interview 9 December 2014 | Sleeping Beauty PR

Lucy is interviewed on LA TV on the show KTLA on 9 December 2014 about her role on Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight

 


Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight TV Promo

Posted on: 14th November 2014

Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight TV Promo

TV Advert for the Panto Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight Lucy’s role: Carabosse When: 10 December to 4 January 2015 Pasadena


 

 

10 December 2014

Lucy Interviewed on KTLA–Video and Pics

Lucy was interviewed on KTLA this morning and here are the pics and video. The high res photos are courtesy of Pasadena Playhouse. For more about Lucy’s role as Carabosse, go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight subsite

Tickets to the show are available here

 

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7 December 2014

Social Media Lucy Image Roundup

Here are some pics posted of Lucy this week on Twitter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

7 December 2014

Lucy Sings At 2014 CHLA Tree Lighting Ceremony 02 December 2014

Here's some fantastic photos of Lucy at the 2014 CHLA Tree Lighting Ceremony where she sang. She also did some interviews for her upcoming role as Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight. You can find all of these images here (all images have been embedded). 4 x 6 prints can be bought for $0.99c (US)

You can find out more about Lucy's role in Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight subsite


 

 

5 December 2014

Meet Lucy at UKares VIP Fundraiser On Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight Opening Night!

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UKares VIP Fundraiser
UKares Foundation
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (PST)
Pasadena, CA

Panto is here ! In true British fashion!
Start the Christmas festivities in style and help a great cause! Be the first to support UKares in an exclusive VIP evening on opening night. Join us for a glass of wine and nibbles after the show and meet Lucy Lawless (star of “Xena: Warrior Princess) and some of the fantastic Panto cast! Take advantage of a wonderful photo opportunity while the snow falls gently from the sky (or should we say from our friendly Snowmen!).

The Pasadena Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Productions present
SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
Featuring
OLIVIA HOLT of Disney’s “I Didn’t Do It" * LUCY LAWLESS of “Xena: Warrior Princess” * GARRET CLAYTON of Disney’s “Teen Beach Movie” * PATRICK CASSIDY of Broadway’s “42nd Street” * DAVID ENGEL of Broadway’s “La Cage Aux Folles” * TAYRA GRAY of Broadway’s “Bombay Dreams” * BEN GIROUX of CW’s “Hart of Dixie”
Tickets are very limited so be sure to book now! All proceeds go to the UKares Foundation a registered 501 (c)(3) non profit organization. Sponsored by Lythgoe Family Productions.
www.ukares.org Info@ukares.org


 

 

4 December 2014

Lucy on the Cover of Lesbian News December 2014 Issue

Lucy is on the cover of Lesbian News as Carabosse in the upcoming Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight.

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You can purchase the magazine from Itunes for $3.99.


 

 

3 December 2014

Article Scan: From Warrior To Wicked–Frontiers LA Magazine V33

Frontiers Magazine LA has a two page article about Lucy’s role as Carabosse in the upcoming (starting 10 December in Pasadena) production of Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight at the Pasadena Playhouse. You can find out more about Lucy’s role in the show by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sleeping Beauty and her Winter Knight subsite

Download the current issue in PDF format

Download past issues in PDF format

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3 December 2014

The Code Is Nominated For 10 Awards in AACTA Awards

Image635532308800329540The Code has been nominated in 10 categories in the AACTA (The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Awards). The nominations were announced today in Sydney. The AACTA Awards are held annually in recognition and celebration of Australia’s highest achievements in film and television, as judged by the industry itself. AFI | AACTA also recognises screen excellence, regardless of geography, through the AACTA International Awards, held each January in Los Angeles.

The Awards will held 26-29 January 2015

Lucy has not been nominated.

 

THE CODE – 10 nominations

•   AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series

•   AACTA Award for Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy – Episode 1

•   AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television – Episode 1

•   AACTA Award for Best Editing in Television – Episode 1

•   AACTA Award for Best Sound in Television – Episode 1

•   AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score in Television Presented by APRA AMCOS – Episode 1

•   AACTA Award for Best Production Design in Television – Episode 1

•   AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama – Dan Spielman

•   AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama – Ashley Zukerman

•   AACTA Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama – Chelsie Preston Crayford – Episode 1  


 

 

3 December 2014

Lucy December NZ Herald Column: Face To Face With Society’s Dark Side 03 December 2014

Lucy’s column for the NZ Herald for December is a chilling one. Face To Face With Society’s Dark Side. Click on the thumbnail or read it online.

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Counties Manukau special squad keeps in touch with recidivist child sex offenders, to everyone’s advantage.

Last week I followed Detectives George Grove and Kim Matthews as they did their rounds, visiting some of the 80 medium and high-risk child sex offenders living in South Auckland.

It's part of an initiative called Operation Guardian designed to help the Corrections Department who manage parolees - and for police to monitor and manage the offenders longer term.

Click on the thumbnail to read or read it online

You can read more of Lucy’s writing for the NZ Herald at the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Writer Subsite


 

 

1 December 2014

The Code Season 2 Gets Green Light for 2015

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Looks like we are in for another fantastic season of The Code. Lucy has NOT been confirmed as reprising her role as Alex Wisham as yet (hopefully it does happen and we get to see her relationship with Ned Banks blossom). To catch up all the news and multimedia about Lucy's role on The Code (Season 1) go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code subsite

The Sydney Morning Herald reported about Season 2:

ABC TV will deliver fans a second season of the six-part series centered around a political conspiracy that engulfs two brothers: a journalist and a computer hacker.

Ned and Jesse Banks have not escaped the political storm sparked by the conclusion of season one and will return to the screen among more dark, panoramic shots of the capital. 
Serious charges will see the pair return to entrap the elusive Jan Parke - the host of an on-line bazaar of illegal weapons, drugs and dangerous ideas.