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Milwaukee Rep Announces First Round of Casting, Creative Teams for 2015-16 SeasonMilwaukee Rep Announces First Round of Casting, Creative Teams for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces directors, creative teams, and initial casting for 2015/16, a season featuring a Tony Award-winning musical, a play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee playwright Ayad Akthar, and three world premieres. (more...)

Just In: Stephen Schwartz to Receive 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Tony AwardJust In: Stephen Schwartz to Receive 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

It's a big day for Tony Awards news, less than 24 hours from tomorrow morning's nominations! The Tony Awards® Administration Committee hasjust  announced Stephen Schwartz as this year's recipient for the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHISTN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

As part of Tennessee Shakespeare Company's first year-round season, the development of three exciting new musicals launches on the University of Memphis Mainstage this summer with Showplace Memphis: Musical Works in Progress. (more...)

Yale Institute for Music Theatre Names 2015 SelectionsYale Institute for Music Theatre Names 2015 Selections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director) has selected two original book musicals to be developed in an intensive lab setting in New Haven, June 13-28: gilgamesh & the mosquito, music by Bob Kelly and book and lyrics by Sam Chanse; and Horizons, music by Ben Wexler and book and lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick. The Institute culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as a part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, on June 26 and 27. (more...)

Prospect Extends Summer Intensive 'Early Bird' Enrollment DeadlineProspect Extends Summer Intensive 'Early Bird' Enrollment Deadline
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

This July, Prospect Theater Company will once again host a three-week Summer Intensive for musical theater students ages 12-17. Beginning Monday, July 6 and running through Saturday, July 25, admitted students will participate in a daily musical theater training program from Mon. - Sat., 10am-6pm (Sundays off). (more...)

Fernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning ProgramsFernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced a New Play Commissioning Program and New Musical Commissioning Program, through which the Festival will commission and develop three to five projects annually from playwrights, composers and collaborative devisers from across the career spectrum. The program launches with inaugural artists Fernanda Coppel (whose new play King Liz premieres this summer at Second Stage), Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, which just finished an acclaimed run at the Atlantic Theater Company), and Benjamin Scheuer (creator of the current Off Broadway hit The Lion). Each commission also includes a writing residency at Williamstown Theatre Festival. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Joey Contreras Releases New Music Video for "Ohio"STAGE TUBE: Joey Contreras Releases New Music Video for "Ohio"
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2015

Award winning songwriter Joey Contreras releases new music video for Ohio, his ode to midwestern boys. The single is taken from the iTunes Pop charting album, Young Kind of Love - which features collaborations with The Voice contestant Loren Allred, DCD2 Records recording artist LOLO, and a host of exciting Broadway talent. (more...)

New Musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Close George Street Playhouse's SeasonNew Musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Close George Street Playhouse's Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced that a new musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, will close their current season, bowing April 22 and running through May 17, 2015. (more...)

2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 32015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and promises some of the biggest stars of the Hot Jazz and swing scenes in a summit of uptown and downtown talent spanning three generations. (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer Receives ASCAP Foundation Jamie Deroy & Friends Songwriting AwardBenjamin Scheuer Receives ASCAP Foundation Jamie Deroy & Friends Songwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Producer Eva Price has announced that Benjamin Scheuer, writer and performer of the gripping, highly acclaimed autobiographical solo show The Lion, has been awarded the 2015 ASCAP Foundation Jamie deRoy & friends Songwriting Award. He will receive a grant of $1,250, which will be presented on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. (more...)

American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants Awarded This EveningAmerican Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants Awarded This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The American Theatre Wing recognizes the recipients of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants: writing team Tim Rosser (composer) & Charlie Sohne (composer) receiving $10,000, Sam Willmott (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000 and a week-long residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, and Max Vernon (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon to Host A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GENDERS at Joe's Pub, 3/23Cynthia Nixon to Host A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GENDERS at Joe's Pub, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project will present its second annual benefit, A Night of A Thousand Genders, an evening of cocktails followed by a very special one-night-only cabaret evening celebrating the beauty and resilience of gender expansive youth and their families on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 6:00-8:30pm at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). (more...)

Tim Rosser, Charlie Sohn & More Receive American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson GrantsTim Rosser, Charlie Sohn & More Receive American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the recipients of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants are writing team Tim Rosser (composer) & Charlie Sohne (composer) receiving $10,000, Sam Willmott (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000 and a week-long residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, and Max Vernon (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000. (more...)

'HAMS AT HEART' Showcases Songs of Kinosian & Blair at 54 Below Tonight'HAMS AT HEART' Showcases Songs of Kinosian & Blair at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Hams at Heart: The Best Musical Theater Writers of Our Time... Perform the Songs of Kinosian and Blair. Everyone knows there's no hammier ham than a writer, but writers don't usually get to perform work other than their own... UNTIL NOW! tonight, March 4, 2015, some of the best musical theatre composers and writers in the biz will perform the songs of Kinosian and Blair (Murder For Two). (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Company, 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL & More Set for 54 Below This WeekTHE LAST SHIP Company, 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Henry Holloway Announces New MemoirHenry Holloway Announces New Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

CALEDON, South Africa (more...)

Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

Gallery Players to Present THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 3/7Gallery Players to Present THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Gallery Players continues its 48th season with a production of the musical, The Baker's Wife. Based on the film La Femme de Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, The Baker's Wife features music and lyrics byStephen Schwartz (Wicked) and a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler of the Roof). A modern day fable of love that has remained a cult favorite, the musical features the songs 'Meadowlark' and 'Proud Lady,' amongst the many other hidden treasures in this musical. This rarely produced musical will warm the hearts of romantics and cynics alike because this is story is not about true love but about the truth in love and how it shapes us. Directed by Barrie Gelles, The Baker's Wife will open on Saturday, March 7th at 8pm. (more...)

Prospect Theater to Host Auditions 2/21 & 3/7 for 2015 Teen Summer IntensiveProspect Theater to Host Auditions 2/21 & 3/7 for 2015 Teen Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

This July, Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) will once again host a three-week Summer Intensive for musical theater students ages 12-17. Beginning Monday, July 6 and running through Saturday, July 25, admitted students will participate in a daily musical theater training program from Mon. - Sat., 10am-6pm (Sundays off). (more...)

THE LIGHT PRINCESS Begins 2/27 at New Victory TheaterTHE LIGHT PRINCESS Begins 2/27 at New Victory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Can a girl who can't fall at all, fall in love? The Light Princess follows the journey of a young princess cursed to live without gravity in a new musical from A.R.T. Institute. Funny, romantic and buoyed by whimsical original songs, The Light Princess is an enchanting tale for all ages, running at The New Victory Theater from February 27 - March 8, 2015. (more...)

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