Adam Gwon News

InnerMission Productions Announces Their First MusicalInnerMission Productions Announces Their First Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

InnerMission Productions has announced the third production of its 2017-18 season, "Ordinary Days." This San Diego premiere will be InnerMission's first musical. It was written by Adam Gwon and will be directed by Matthew E. Graber, who is making his San Diego directorial debut. "Ordinary Days" begins on Thursday, July 27, 2018 and plays through Saturday, August 12, 2018 with a press opening on Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. In the Black Box space at Diversionary Theatre. (more...)

InnerMission Productions Announces Third Production of its 2017-18 SeasonInnerMission Productions Announces Third Production of its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

InnerMission Productions has announced the third production of its 2017-18 season, 'Ordinary Days.' This San Diego premiere will be InnerMission's first musical. It was written by Adam Gwon and will be directed by Matthew E. Graber, who is making his San Diego directorial debut. 'Ordinary Days' begins on Thursday, July 27, 2018 and plays through Saturday, August 12, 2018 with a press opening on Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. In the Black Box space at Diversionary Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Pursued by Bear's ORDINARY DAYSBWW Review: Pursued by Bear's ORDINARY DAYS
by Victoria Beal - Jun 14, 2017

As a work of contemporary musical theatre, Ordinary Days never garnered the same acclaim as comparable works created around the time. At first glance it seems obvious why - it is short, unorchestrated, Adam Gwon's score sounds like a collection of rejected numbers from Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World and the book concerns itself with the daily interactions of four rather ordinary people. Fortunately, first impressions can be deceiving. This production of Ordinary Days is sublime and verifies the show's central idea that the ordinary can be beautiful. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hal Prince, Audra McDonald, and More Inducted Into Lincoln Center Performing Arts Hall of FamePhoto Flash: Hal Prince, Audra McDonald, and More Inducted Into Lincoln Center Performing Arts Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Last night at Alice Tully Hall, The Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center held its first-ever induction ceremony and gala. The inaugural class of honorees included legendary artists Plácido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, Leontyne Price, Harold Prince, and Louis Armstrong. The event also honored Lincoln Center's founding members, whose spirit of innovation made Lincoln Center possible. Hosted by CBS's Norah O'Donnell, the-one-night only exclusive celebration raised $1.1 million for the 10 arts organizations of Lincoln Center. (more...)

STRING Opens Next Friday as the Final Show in The Beta Series at Village TheatreSTRING Opens Next Friday as the Final Show in The Beta Series at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

String takes the stage as the final production in the 2016-2017 season of Village Theatre's brand new program, The Beta Series, which is a one-of-a-kind expansion to the theatre's renowned Village Originals program that supports the development of new works. (more...)

Calling All Aspiring Musical Theatre Songwriters! 2017 Fred Ebb Award Applications Are OpenCalling All Aspiring Musical Theatre Songwriters! 2017 Fred Ebb Award Applications Are Open
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the thirteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.  (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT – starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. WAR PAINT is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including “Best Actress in a Musical” for both of the leading ladies. Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single “If I'd Been A Man” – the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole – in addition to the previously available single “Back on Top.” (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & NobleGhostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

19 Writers of 9 New Musicals for Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announced19 Writers of 9 New Musicals for Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans announced the 19 writers and 9 new musicals selected for development at this summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat.  (more...)

ORDINARY DAYS at London Theatre WorkshopORDINARY DAYS at London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Following two sold out performances at the Hen and Chickens in October, Streetlights, People! Productions are transferring their production of Adam Gwon's award-winning musical Ordinary Days to London Theatre Workshop for a strictly limited three-week engagement (29th May to 17th June, 2017). (more...)

Curtain Up: New Works for the Stage at Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre LabCurtain Up: New Works for the Stage at Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sundance Institute today announced a characteristically diverse and eclectic slate of projects that will be developed at their Theatre Lab, July 14-30 at Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community, and for nearly four decades has creatively supported projects including Indecent, Appropriate, Fun Home and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. (more...)

Lin Manuel Miranda's 21 CHUMP STREET Musical to Be Staged in MelbourneLin Manuel Miranda's 21 CHUMP STREET Musical to Be Staged in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Lin Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street will receive its Victorian Premier this June, as part of an unmissable double bill presented by Pursued by Bear.  (more...)

New Musical by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire Tapped for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre LabNew Musical by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire Tapped for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sundance Institute today announced a characteristically diverse and eclectic slate of projects that will be developed at their Theatre Lab, July 14-30 at Sundance Resort in Utah. (more...)

Alan Menken and Stars of A BRONX TALE to Celebrate Cast Album at Barnes & NobleAlan Menken and Stars of A BRONX TALE to Celebrate Cast Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat presents First Reading of BHANGIN' ITRhinebeck Writers Retreat presents First Reading of BHANGIN' IT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat is presenting the first reading of the new musical, BHANGIN' IT, book by Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew and music and lyrics by Sam Willmott, on May 1 in New York City for an invited industry audience. The reading includes actors Shoba Narayan (Natasha Pierre & The Great Comet), Tony Sheldon (Amelie), Dan Rosales (Spamilton), Angel Desai (Company), and Salena Qureshi.  The reading is directed by David Ruttura (School of Rock) and music directed by James Dobinson (The View UpStairs). (more...)

Ars Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 GranteesArs Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 Grantees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces 16 awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. (more...)

BWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS Extraordinarily Surprises at the Cameri Caffe TheatreBWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS Extraordinarily Surprises at the Cameri Caffe Theatre
by Ronit Suzan - Apr 21, 2017

It's been over a year since the Israeli production of the Off-Broadway musical Ordinary Days, directed by Eidan Lipper, premiered at the Cameri Caffe Theatre in Tel Aviv. A humble New York City setting, four actors and a pianist brilliantly bring Adam Gwon's touching story and beautiful music to this small theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of  A LITTLE NEW MUSICBWW Interview: Meet the Producers of A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 11, 2017

It takes a village to create a new musical. And it takes a village like A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to give musical theatre writers a place to showcase new material while their Broadway-hopeful shows are in development. Meet Peter Welkin, Christopher Maikish, Luke Klipp, Amy Francis Schott, and Kila Packett from A LITTLE NEW MUSIC. (more...)

WAR PAINT, Starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, Headed to the Recording Studio This SpringWAR PAINT, Starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, Headed to the Recording Studio This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the original cast album of the new musical, War Paint, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Tony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess CruisesTony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Princess Cruises and Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) today announced the creative team for the third show in its exclusive partnership, The Silk Crane.  (more...)

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