Barbara Anselmi News

Ariana DeBose, Jessica Vosk, Ali Stroker and More to Star in WOMEN OF NOTE and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN at NYMFAriana DeBose, Jessica Vosk, Ali Stroker and More to Star in WOMEN OF NOTE and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced the performer lineup for two of their concert events: Women of Note, and How The Light Gets In; and a new panel discussion with Honest Accomplice Theatre, titled Expanding Representations of Gender Identity and Sexuality on Stage. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Extends Sold Out Run at RTPIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Extends Sold Out Run at RTP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????Richmond Triangle Players joyfully announces it is extending the smash, sell-out run of the wackiest wedding musical ever onstage, It Shoulda Been You. This delightful farce, with a cast comprised of some of Richmond's finest musical-comedy performers, is adding four performances and will now close on July 8, 2017.  The production is sponsored by Hayes & Fisk Photography and Mosaic Catering. (more...)

BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at The Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Dora Wasserman Yiddish TheatreBWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at The Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre
by Maggie Owen - Jun 10, 2017

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre presents It Shoulda Been You. (more...)

BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Richmond Triangle Players, a Feel-Good Wedding With a TwistBWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Richmond Triangle Players, a Feel-Good Wedding With a Twist
by Jeremy Bustin - Jun 4, 2017

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU isn't smart and doesn't have a lot of artistic merit, but it's thoroughly entertaining and offers the kind of trivial comedy audiences need right now. The production runs through July 1 at the Robert B. Moss Theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Actors' PlayhouseReview Roundup: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the South Florida premiere of It Shoulda Been You from May 17 - June 11, 2017 at the Miracle Theatre. With an original book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative. (more...)

Broadway's Hilarious Musical Comedy IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens This Week at the Miracle TheatreBroadway's Hilarious Musical Comedy IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens This Week at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Actors' Playhouse is proud to present the South Florida premiere of It Shoulda Been You from May 17 - June 11, 2017 at the Miracle Theatre. With an original book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative. (more...)

Musical Comedy IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens This Week at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle TheatreMusical Comedy IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens This Week at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the South Florida premiere of It Shoulda Been You from May 17 - June 11, 2017 at the Miracle Theatre. With an original book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative. (more...)

Photo Coverage: National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Honors Daryl Roth & More at Mother's Day GalaPhoto Coverage: National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Honors Daryl Roth & More at Mother's Day Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 15, 2017

Further evidence that Yiddish is suddenly hip in 2017 was on flashy display last night at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, as the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene welcomed a diverse and eclectic crowd to celebrate mothers and the mother tongue in grand style. Prominent producer Daryl Roth and nine other women trailblazers in the arts, sciences, business and philanthropy were honored, and a dazzling all-female cast performed one showstopper after another. The evening's mother hen was the fabulous four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh, who delighted the audience with her funny and peppery mix of wisdom and heartfelt cheerleading for the Jewish mothers attending and for the Jewish mother in all of us. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Makes Mid-Atlantic Debut at Richmond Triangle PlayersIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Makes Mid-Atlantic Debut at Richmond Triangle Players
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Richmond Triangle Players concludes its 24th Season with the wackiest wedding musical ever onstage, It Shoulda Been You. This delightful farce, with a cast comprised of some of Richmond's finest musical-comedy performers, opens Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 8 pm, following a low-priced preview on Wednesday, May 31.  The production, sponsored by Hayes & Fisk Photography and Mosaic Catering, runs through July 1. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh to Host National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's OUR LEADING LADIES Mother's Day ConcertTovah Feldshuh to Host National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's OUR LEADING LADIES Mother's Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh and the Emmy and Tony Award-winning David Hyde Pierce will be among those appearing in the Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Mother's Day gala concert, Our Leading Ladies, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, on Sunday May 14, at 6:30pm. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Family And Tradition Are Challenged In The Modern Day Farce IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUBWW REVIEW: Family And Tradition Are Challenged In The Modern Day Farce IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Jade Kops - Apr 1, 2017

Chatswood Musical Society brings Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi's Broadway hit IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Independent Theatre for its Australian Premiere. A fun filled farcical musical first produced in in New Jersey in 2011 with a subsequent Broadway run in 2015 is distinctly "New York" in its characters but is very universal and current in its themes. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Uptown Players present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUPhoto Flash: The Uptown Players present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the charming, and funny new musical It Shoulda Been You, running March 24 - April 9, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Smithtown Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Mar 14, 2017

You're a guest at the riotous wedding of Rebecca Steinberg and Brian Howard in Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts' fantastic musical production 'It Shoulda Been You.' Family squabble, friendly foolery, and shocking surprises are all present in this delightful show that revolves around a young couple on their wedding day. This Long Island premiere has a book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove with music by Barbara Anselmi. Michael Cooper, Will Randall, Carla Rose Fisher, Ernie Lijo, and Jill Abramovitz also contributed to the lyrics. (more...)

Mad Theatre Of Tampa Announces 2017-18 SeasonMad Theatre Of Tampa Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Mad Theatre of Tampa's 2017-18 season lineup at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts has been announced. (more...)

Mauckingbird Theatre Company to Present SING OUT LOUD Concert of LGBTQ CompositionsMauckingbird Theatre Company to Present SING OUT LOUD Concert of LGBTQ Compositions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

Mauckingbird Theatre Company, now in its 10th season presenting professional gay-themed theater, brings a benefit concert of new LGBTQ compositions to Philly. Funny. Political. Satirical. (more...)

Mauckingbird Theatre Company to Present SING OUT LOUD Concert of LGBTQ CompositionsMauckingbird Theatre Company to Present SING OUT LOUD Concert of LGBTQ Compositions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Mauckingbird Theatre Company, now in its 10th season presenting professional gay-themed theater, brings a benefit concert of new LGBTQ compositions to Philly. Funny. Political. Satirical. (more...)

BWW Review: LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2017 PRESENTED BY PRINCESS CRUISES Rocks the Colony in Its Second WeekBWW Review: LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2017 PRESENTED BY PRINCESS CRUISES Rocks the Colony in Its Second Week
by Don Grigware - Jan 17, 2017

Loosely patterned after 'an audition process', this 11th annual fully produced event is geared to discovering new talent between the ages of 18 and 32 for the musical theatre stage. This year once again the contest is generously sponsored/presented by Princess Cruises. As has become the standard, approximately 20 contestants compete for the title, a $2500 cash prize, a headlining engagement at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal during the New Year, professional representation in the business of  musical theatre, and other valuable prizes. To date, over a dozen former contestants have already made their Broadway and/or Off-Broadway debuts; while nearly another 100 have either starred in Broadway U.S. National Tours; Regional U.S. Musical Theatre productions; Las Vegas Hotel sit-downs of Broadway Musicals; on board in lavish production shows presented by some of the world's most prestigious cruise lines; or have starred on stages at numerous Southern California Theme Parks such as Disneyland's California Adventure and Lego Land. Internationally, Tokyo Disney is also host to Stage Star talent.  (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Play The Henegar Center; Cast Announced!IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Play The Henegar Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Henegar Center announced casting for It Shoulda Been You, a musical comedy. Under the direction of Hank Rion, It Shoulda Been You will play January 13 - 29, 2017 on The Henegar Center main stage. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens this Month at O'Connell and CompanyIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens this Month at O'Connell and Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

O'Connell & Company, the professional theatre in residence at The Park School of Buffalo, presents this hit Broadway musical comedy for its WNY Premier, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU - Book and Lyrics Brian Hargrove, Music and Concept Barbara Anselmi, onstage January 26 through February 26, 2017. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Play The Henegar Center; Cast Announced!IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Play The Henegar Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Henegar Center announced casting for It Shoulda Been You, a musical comedy. Under the direction of Hank Rion, It Shoulda Been You will play January 13 - 29, 2017 on The Henegar Center main stage. (more...)

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