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Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda's New Musical LONG STORY SHORT to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 2/28Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda's New Musical LONG STORY SHORT to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

59E59 Theaters and Prospect Theater Company announce cast for the NYC premiere LONG STORY SHORT, adapted from David Schulner's play An Infinite Ache by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and directed by Kent Nicholson. LONG STORY SHORT begins performances on February 28 for a limited engagement through March 29. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM, Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note the following schedule adjustments: there are no matinee performances on Saturday, February 28 and Saturday, March 7; the performance on Sunday, March 1 is at 7:15 PM only. Press Opening is Tuesday, March 10 at 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $50 ($35 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

2015 Composers Now Festival Begins 1/30 at The Cell2015 Composers Now Festival Begins 1/30 at The Cell
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Composers Now Festival celebrates living composers, the diversity of their voices, and the significance of their musical contributions to our society. (more...)

SIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in FebruarySIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is the continuing concert series featuring dynamic, glamorous evenings of eclectic entertainment that celebrate the best of New York City's cultural landscape, in the tradition of The Players, the historic club where the series is presented. Curated and hosted by Emmy Award winning composer/performer Lance Horne, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is dedicated to presenting celebrated music, theater and cabaret stars as well as introducing dynamic rising talent. LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK will present its next evening, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK: LOVE at The Players (16 Gramercy Park, Manhattan) on Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Special guests for this Valentines edition will include Lauren Elder (Side Show, Hair); Fair Play, the musical trio featuring original Once cast members David Abeles, Will Connolly, and Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis; Tony nominee Karine Plantadit (After Midnight, Come Fly Away, Movin' Out); composer/pianist Samora Pinderhughes and co-Juilliard Jazzers Riley & Jehbreal ; and the legendary Marti Stevens, protégé of Marlene Deitrich and original cast member of London's Company, High Spirits, and No Strings). Mr. Horne is the evening's Musical Director. Tickets, starting at $25, are now available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1178948. (more...)

Valerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum to Lead ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at George Street This SpringValerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum to Lead ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at George Street This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 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...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Accepting Applications For Summer 2015Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Accepting Applications For Summer 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced that applications are open for the fifth summer of retreats for musical theatre writers and are due February 23. Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will host 8 writing teams with 8 individual weeklong residencies in a private home in the countryside near Rhinebeck, New York. The retreats will take place between June 28 and August 30. Applications are due February 23 and the submission fee is $25. (more...)

Christina DeCicco, Dan Kohler & More to Star in CAP21 Theatre Company's THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTISTChristina DeCicco, Dan Kohler & More to Star in CAP21 Theatre Company's THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The award-winning CAP21 Theatre Company has announced casting for the first production of a new musical, THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST, with book and lyrics by Jenny Stafford, music by Brandon Anderson, and story by Jenny Stafford and Brandon Anderson. THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST is a love story that takes place in the moment between the Scientist's proposal and the Artist's answer. It explores the creative and scientific forces that make us who we are; and the people who challenge us to open ourselves to something more. THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST will play a limited run from February 4 -28, 2015 at the CAP21 Theatre, 18 West 18th Street, 5th Floor, New York. www.cap21.org (more...)

NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation 2014 Names WinnerNYMF's Next Broadway Sensation 2014 Names Winner
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Kathryn Allison has been chosen as the winner of NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation 2014 (NNBS). The competition took place at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street) and gave nearly 200 singers the chance to be crowned this year's champion. (more...)

Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosian's Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Murder for Two will run January 24 - March 1 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Alexander Sage Oyen Releases New Album MOMENT BY MOMENT TodayAlexander Sage Oyen Releases New Album MOMENT BY MOMENT Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Fresh from New York presentations of his works Outlaws and A Night Like this, Alexander Sage Oyen is set to release the celebrated 'Moment by Moment' today, December 23, in time for a Christmas. (more...)

CAP21 to Launch 2015 Season with New Musical THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST, 2/4-28CAP21 to Launch 2015 Season with New Musical THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST, 2/4-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The award-winning CAP21 Theatre Company will open its 2015 season with the first production of a new musical, THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST, with book and lyrics by Jenny Stafford, music by Brandon Anderson, and story by Jenny Stafford and Brandon Anderson. It is a love story exploring the conflicting ways in which we each see the world and the fears we have of losing ourselves in other people. THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST will play a limited run from February 4 -28, 2015 at the CAP21 Theatre, 18 West 18th Street, 5th Floor, New York. (more...)

HARBOR by Chad Beguelin to Make West Coast Premiere at NCTC, 1/23-3/1HARBOR by Chad Beguelin to Make West Coast Premiere at NCTC, 1/23-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

In January, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the West Coast Premiere of the sharp and timely new comedy, Harbor by Chad Beguelin, directed by NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker. Kevin's seemingly perfect world hits troubled waters in this 'wickedly funny' play (Variety) when his ne'er-do-well sister, Donna and her teenage daughter show up unexpectedly at the Sag Harbor home he shares with his husband, Ted. This sharp and timely comedy sails through the riptides of family and the unpredictability of the lives we lead. (more...)

Alexander Sage Oyen to Release New Album MOMENT BY MOMENT, 12/23Alexander Sage Oyen to Release New Album MOMENT BY MOMENT, 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Fresh from New York presentations of his works Outlaws and A Night Like this, Alexander Sage Oyen is set to release the celebrated "Moment by Moment" on December 23, in time for a Christmas. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASCAP Foundation Awards CeremonyPhoto Coverage: Inside the ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 11, 2014

The ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony was held at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Broadwayworld was there. This years recipient of the Masters Award was composer John Corigliano. Mr. Corigliano has also won fiver Grammy's a Pulitzer Prize the Grawemeyer Award and an Academy Award for his many scores and compositions. Rupert Holmes, Composer, Playwright, lyricist, mystery novelist, arranger-conductor, screenwriter, record producer and singer-songwriter received the Foundations George M. Cohan Award which is made possible by the Friars Foundation. (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION to Open Off-Broadway this WinterBenjamin Scheuer's THE LION to Open Off-Broadway this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Producer Eva Price announced today that The Lion, the gripping, autobiographical solo show written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, will play an extended engagement Off-Broadway this winter, following an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and sold-out productions at the Manhattan Theatre Club and London's St. James Theatre. The Lion, directed by Sean Daniels, begins previews at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street) on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, with an official opening night set for Sunday, February 8, 2015. The show is set to run through March 29, 2015. (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Hannah Elless, Jason Tam & More to Say Farewell to Daniel Mate with Don't Tell Mama Concerts, Beginning TonightAriana DeBose, Hannah Elless, Jason Tam & More to Say Farewell to Daniel Mate with Don't Tell Mama Concerts, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

A wide array of the finest musical theatre talent will join acclaimed composer-lyricist Daniel Mate for three goodbye concerts at Don't Tell Mama this week, as he bids New York a fond farewell before relocating to the West Coast after ten years in NYC. Each concert will feature a diverse and unique set of Mate originals and cover tunes along with a different group of special musical guests. Max Friedman produces. (more...)

NYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION 2014 Finalists AnnouncedNYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION 2014 Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced finalists for the 2014 NYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION competition. The first two rounds of competition were held Friday and Saturday at New World Stages. (more...)

2014 NYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION Competition Returns Today2014 NYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION Competition Returns Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced details for the 2014 NYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION competition. A perennial fan-favorite, the competition will return in December with an impressive new list of celebrity mentors. (more...)

The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Its Activities in 2015The Virgil Thomson Foundation Announces Its Activities in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

VIRGIL THOMSON (1896-1989) COMMEMORATION OF 25th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH // ACTIVITIES 2013-2015 (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12, Beginning TonightLaguna Playhouse Presents GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the third show of their 2014-2015 season and the perfect confection for the Holiday season, the Orange County Premiere of STRIKING 12, with book music and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Valerie Vigoda and directed by Janet Roston. (more...)

2014 NYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION Competition to Return This Month2014 NYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION Competition to Return This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced details for the 2014 NYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION competition. A perennial fan-favorite, the competition will return in December with an impressive new list of celebrity mentors. (more...)

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