Adam Wachter News

BWW Reviews: ALYSHA UMPHRESS Ignites Signature Theatre in Solo Cabaret
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 13, 2014

Alysha Umphress returned to Signature to wow local audiences again with her powerful voice, but this time in a solo cabaret as part of the ongoing Sizzlin' Summer Nights cabaret series. (more...)

Three Broadway Pros to Teach at STAGEright Broadway Experience, 7/14-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Three established Broadway professionals will help Iowa high school students sharpen their performance skills and learn more about the performing arts industry during the STAGEright Broadway Experience, a weeklong summer musical theater camp presented by Des Moines Performing Arts. The STAGEright Broadway Experience will take place July 14-18, 2014 at the Des Moines Civic Center. (more...)

Broadway in South Africa Holds Final Program with Chicago Children's Choir this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Since 2009, Broadway South Africa has conducted empowerment through the arts programming in disadvantaged communities throughout South Africa. The organization has raised close to $500,000, helping to improve the lives and future's of student's dramatically affected by poverty, violence, abuse, and HIV/AIDS. (more...)

The Old Globe Extends DOG AND PONY Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

By Popular Demand, The Old Globe will extend the run of the World Premiere of Dog and Pony through Sunday, July 6 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: DOG AND PONY World Premiere Opens Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Dog and Pony, a new musical with book by Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker. From the award-winning talents behind Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Altar Boyz, Dog and Pony is a romantic musical comedy that follows Mags and Andy, a successful screenwriting team, as their professional relationship evolves into something more. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nicole Parker, Jon Patrick Walker, Beth Leavel and More in DOG AND PONY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Dog and Pony, a new musical with book by Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker. From the award-winning talents behind Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Altar Boyz, Dog and Pony is a romantic musical comedy that follows Mags and Andy, a successful screenwriting team, as their professional relationship evolves into something more. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: DOG AND PONY Begins Performances Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Dog and Pony, a new musical with book by Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker. From the award-winning talents behind Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Altar Boyz, Dog and Pony is a romantic musical comedy that follows Mags and Andy, a successful screenwriting team, as their professional relationship evolves into something more. Scroll down to meet the company! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of DOG AND PONY at The Old Globe - Roger Rees, Nicole Parker, Jon Patrick Walker, Beth Leavel and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The Old Globe yesterday announced the cast of the World Premiere of Dog and Pony, a new musical with book by Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker. From the award-winning talents behind Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Altar Boyz, Dog and Pony is a romantic musical comedy that follows Mags and Andy, a successful screenwriting team, as their professional relationship evolves into something more. Scroll down to meet the company! (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger to Direct Reading of New Musical TARRYTOWN, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Adam Wachter's original musical Tarrytown will get a private industry reading on Monday, March 10th in New York City. Tarrytown is a one act present day musical loosely based on Washington Irving's 'The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow.' Wachter has written the book, music & lyrics. Andrew Keenan-Bolger ('Submissions Only') directs. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Close at the Royal George, March 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Producers announced today that the hit off-Broadway comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES, which has entertained Chicago audiences for more than five months, will close at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, on Sunday evening, March 2, at 5pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - A Roman Holiday Treat at the Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Charles Shubow - Dec 10, 2013

It is comedy, it is baudy and it is brilliantly directed by Alan Paul. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Extends Through February 16 at the Royal George
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

The laughs will keep emanating from the Royal George Theatre for an additional 12 weeks as OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES announces a new block of tickets on sale for performances through Sunday, February 16, 2014. The hit off-Broadway comedy, now playing on the Main Stage of the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, features a quintet of Chicago favorites: Dara Cameron, Alex Goodrich, Tim Kazurinsky, Renee Matthews and Gene Weygandt. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Close Off-Broadway, Sept 15; Heads to Chicago, Sept 24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Producers announced today that off-Broadway's OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will close on Sunday September 15. It will have played 22 previews and 552 regular performances. As previously announced, a Chicago production will begin performances at the Royal George Theatre on September 24 and open on October 2. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Closes Off-Broadway Today; Heads to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2013

Off-Broadway's Old Jews Telling Jokes will close today, Sunday September 15. It will have played 22 previews and 552 regular performances. As previously announced, a Chicago production will begin performances at the Royal George Theatre on September 24 and open on October 2. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Raena White Sings 'WERQ (The Labor Day Song)'
by Stage Tube - Sep 03, 2013

To celebrate Labor Day, check out this fun musical short called 'WERQ (The Labor Day Song')', featuring a gospel number sung by Broadway's Raena White and featuring a slew of stage veterans. Click below to watch! (more...)

Cast of OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Set for NEW YORK LIVE Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Watch what happens today when off-Broadway's OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES and WNBC TV's Ben Aaron sit down over deli sandwiches on "New York Live," 12:30 -1 PM on Channel 4. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Close Off-Broadway, Sept 15; Heads to Chicago, Sept 24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Producers announced today that off-Broadway's OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will close on Sunday September 15. It will have played 22 previews and 552 regular performances. As previously announced, a Chicago production will begin performances at the Royal George Theatre on September 24 and open on October 2. (more...)

Prospect Theater Closes UNLOCK'D Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

Prospect Theater Company's Off-Broadway production of UNLOCK'D closes its extended run today, July 20, 2013. (more...)

Prospect Theater Extends UNLOCK'D Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

Prospect Theater Company has announced that their Off-Broadway production of UNLOCK'D has been extended through July 20, 2013. (more...)

Prospect Theater Hosts UNLOCK'D Talkback with Carner & Gregor Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

Prospect Theater Company will offer a $20 ticket lottery for their upcoming Off-Broadway production of UNLOCK'D. Performances began June 16, 2013 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Producers have also announced that a post-performance talkback with Carner and Gregor will be held following tonight's June 19 performance. (more...)

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