Alan Menken News

SISTER ACT Coming to Fox Cities P.A.C., 5/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

SISTER ACT, the family friendly, over the top spectacle with nuns that rock, will perform at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on May 6-11. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast Members of SISTER ACT Tour Cover Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2014

Cast members of the national tour of Sister Act: The Musical have a new tradition: #SIC, or Sunday Intermission Covers! Every Sunday during the show's 15-minute intermission, cast members rush backstage to perform a quick cover of one of their favorite songs. This week, it's Katy Perry/Snoop Dogg's 'California Gurls', featuring Ashley Moniz, Chris Cooke, Tad Wilson, Natalie Storrs, Stephanie Hayslip, Micaela Martinez, and Chris Chatman. (more...)

Alysha Umphress Set for James Harvey's 9 SONGS...at 54 Below, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Broadway vet and singing sensation Alysha Umphress - fresh off her starring turn as Cee Cee in the World Premiere of Beaches (Signature Theatre) - joins the line up. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast Members of SISTER ACT Tour Cover Avicii's 'Wake Me Up'
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2014

Cast members of the national tour of Sister Act: The Musical have started a new tradition: #SIC, or Sunday Intermission Covers. Every Sunday during the show's 15-minute intermission, cast members rush backstage to perform a quick cover of one of their favorite songs. This week, it's Avicii's 'Wake Me Up.' Check it out here! (more...)

Cast of Disney's ALADDIN to Make Three TV Debuts on ABC, 4/15
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

After a first look preview on "Good Morning America" airs on Monday, April 14th, on Tuesday, April 15th, Disney's Aladdin will make three national television debuts in one day on the ABC Television Network (more...)

BWW Reviews: SISTER ACT Takes Audiences to 'Heaven'
by Harmony Wheeler - Apr 10, 2014

Raise your voice, raise your laughter, your praise, your accolades and shout hallelujah! Sister Act is fabulous, baby. The Broadway musical has all the heart of the original Whoopi Goldberg film, with new plot developments and extra soul. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Launch International Tour in Honor of 20th Anniversary this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

In celebration of Disney's Beauty and the Beast's 20th anniversary on the stage, Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group announce the first-ever international tour for the title. The English-language tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center in October 2014 and will tour to diverse international markets including Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney's timeless musical will have been seen in these territories. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Will Stand Up Against Sheet Music Piracy at Dramatists Guild Event, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy Committee will host their first-ever Anti-Piracy awareness event on Monday, April 21 from 5pm - 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Whole New Album! In the Recording Studio with Cast of ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The cast of the new Broadway smash, Disney's Aladdin, was recently in the studio laying down tracks for the Original Cast Recording of the show, to be released by Walt Disney Records digitally on Tuesday, May 27th. The physical album is set for release on Tuesday, June 17th and will also be available for purchase in-theater. The Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording will be produced by Alan Menken, Michael Kosarin,Frank Filipetti and Chris Montan and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the recording studio below! (more...)

Neil Berg's 101 YEARS OF BROADWAY Set for Harris Center, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Following the fantastic audience response to the last time Neil Berg appeared at Harris Center for the Arts with 100 Years of Broadway in 2011, Mr. Berg returns to Folsom with an all new show celebrating 101 Years of Broadway. This highly anticipated return engagement features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. (more...)

Jen Waldman, Jesse Bush & More Will Direct Hangar Theatre's 40th Season Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Hangar Theatre is happy to announce a fantastic lineup of accomplished directors and designers for its 40th Anniversary Mainstage season. While some of these artists are returning to the Hangar from past production favorites, others, including new Artistic Director Jen Waldman, will be making their Hangar debut. The roster includes many talented artists with local ties to Ithaca, including Ithaca College and Cornell University alumni. (more...)

Composer Mychael Danna to Receive BMI's 2014 'Richard Kirk Award'
by TV News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

BMI will present the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer Mychael Danna at the organization's 2014 Film & Television Awards. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 5/6-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2013-2014 season with the popular cult classic Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman on May 6-June 8. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Berlando Drake, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Laura C. Giknis, Nate Golden, Daniel Marcus, Andrew McMath, Candace Thomas, Danny Vaccaro, and Lindsey Warren. (more...)

El estreno de 'Sister Act' en el Teatre Tívoli de Barcelona será el 24 de octubre
by Roberto Rodriguez - Apr 04, 2014

Ya se encuentran a la venta las entradas para este divino musical, que estará producido por Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment y El Terrat. (more...)

John McDaniel and Bill Russell to Write Music and Lyrics for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Grammy and Emmy Winner JOHN McDANIEL and Tony Nominee BILL RUSSELL have joined the creative team of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL, currently in development, as Co-Composer and Lyricist. They join a team that already includes Ben Andron as Book Writer, Jonnie Rockwell as Co-Composer, and Tony Nominated Director, Sheryl Kaller. John McDaniel is also attached as Music Director. (more...)

Jeremy Greenbaum Set to Join NEWSIES as Davey Tonight
by Louisa Brady - Apr 01, 2014

Newsies, the Tony Award® winning 'Critics' Pick,' has just announced that Jeremy Greenbaum will temporarily join the cast in the role of Davey beginning with this evening's performance and will play the role through Sunday, May 18, 2014. He steps in for Ben Fankhauser, who originated the role. Greenbaum makes his Broadway debut in the hit musical, marking the 29th such debut since Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

Jeremy Greenbaum Joins NEWSIES as 'Davey' Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Newsies, the Tony Award® winning "Critics' Pick," is pleased to announce that Jeremy Greenbaum will temporarily join the cast in the role of Davey beginning with this evening's performance and will play the role throughSunday, May 18, 2014. He steps in for Ben Fankhauser, who originated the role. Greenbaum makes his Broadway debut in the hit musical, marking the 29th such debut since Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS to Kick Off Sonoma Theatre Alliance's 2014 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Sonoma Theatre Alliance, a consortium of North Bay based theater companies, announces its Festival of Theatre 2014 presented April to November, 2014 at the newly remodeled Rotary Stage at Andrews Hall, located at the Sonoma Community Center in downtown Sonoma, CA. The STA season features eight stage productions offering a wide spectrum of theater entertainment. (more...)

ALADDIN Original Broadway Cast Recording Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 5/27
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2014

The original Broadway cast recording of the brand new stage edition of Disney's classic animated movie musical ALADDIN is now available for pre-order according to a new listing on the official site. (more...)

ALADDIN Gets Original Broadway Cast Recording via Walt Disney Records; Out June 17!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The cast of the new Broadway smash, Disney's Aladdin, is currently in the studio laying down tracks for the Original Cast Recording of the show, to be released by Walt Disney Records digitally on Tuesday, May 27th. The physical album is set for release on Tuesday, June 17th and will also be available for purchase in-theater. The Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording will be produced by Alan Menken, Michael Kosarin, Frank Filipetti and Chris Montan and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch. (more...)

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