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BWW Reviews: Unique COMPANY at the Pittsburgh Public Theater
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 02, 2014

Bobby's coming over for dinner, but you've never seen him like this before. (more...)

Jim Stanek and More Star in COMPANY at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

At the center of Pittsburgh Public Theater's MASTERPIECE SEASON is a brand-new staging of the musical comedy Company, directed and choreographed by Ted Pappas. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, Company runs tonight, January 23 - February 23, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

Jim Stanek and More to Star in COMPANY at Pittsburgh Public Theater, 1/23-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

At the center of Pittsburgh Public Theater's MASTERPIECE SEASON is a brand-new staging of the musical comedy Company, directed and choreographed by Ted Pappas. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, Company runs January 23 - February 23, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

NYMF Hit VOLLEYGIRLS Receives New World Stages Development Prize
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

VOLLEYGIRLS, the breakout hit from the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), adds The New World Stages Development Prize Award to their list of accomplishments. VOLLEYGIRLS, produced by NYMF, MONICA RAYMUND of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, and JACOB HARVEY of CAVE 76 PRODUCTIONS, performed to sold-out houses for nine performances in the 10th Anniversary Season of NYMF at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036) in July. (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Theater Group's BUBBLE BOY A New Musical Charms at UC PAC
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 15, 2013

'Bubble Boy,' the new musical presented by American Theater Group is now playing at Union County Performing Arts Center's Hamilton Stage. The heartwarming tale is sure to please area audiences with original musical numbers and a very talented cast. (more...)

BUBBLE BOY Opens 11/6 at Rahway's American Theater Group
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Back in The Day, musical theatre producers would hone their Broadway-hopeful plays in "tryout towns" like New Haven, Philadelphia and Baltimore before staging the full production for the scrutiny of New York audiences and critics. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper Named New Director of Programming at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced plans to augment its diverse programming with a varied new series of in-house productions including a new interview series, a new musicals-in-concert series (following-up on the success of the club's wildly successful High Fidelity in Concertevent), and a program for new composers. The venue will continue to present its popular Sondheim Unplugged series featuring some of Broadway's brightest stars sharing performances and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from their favorite Sondheim musicals. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYMF Celebrates 2013 Awards for Excellence, Closing Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence and celebrated its closing night yesterday, July 28, 2013. Scroll down for photos of the winners and the closing festivities! (more...)

Luba Mason, Darren Ritchie & More Win NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence. Awards are voted on by the NYMF jury. (more...)

New York Musical Theatre Festival 2013 Highlights- 10 Shows to Watch!
by BWW - Jul 10, 2013

The 2013 Festival opened earlier this week and BroadwayWorld wants to keep you in the loop on highlights of this season. Check out some of the most buzzed-about productions below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside NYMF 2013's Opening Night Celebration!
by Jessica Gordon - Jul 09, 2013

Now in its tenth year, the The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is the largest musical theatre event in America. BroadwayWorld.com is once again proud to be the leading theatre web site sponsor of the festival, a role that we've played since the festival's inception. This year's festival features Julian Po, The Water Dream, Mother Divine, Marry Harry, Crossing Swords, Legacy Falls, Standby, Volleygirls and Dizzy Miss Lizzie's Roadside Revue Presents The Brontes. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening celebration last night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for NYMF's VOLLEYGIRLS Starring Susan Blackwell
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, MONICA RAYMUND of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, and CAVE 76 PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce the world premiere production of VOLLEYGIRLS, with book by Rob Ackerman (Tabletop - 2001 Drama Desk), lyrics by Sam Forman (book for F#%king Up Everything), music by Eli Bolin (I Sing, Roller Boogie TV: Sesame Street), musical supervision by Matt Castle, choreographed by Ryan Kasprzak (TV: Smash Tour: Billy Elliot), musical direction by Mike Pettry and directed by Neil Patrick Stewart (LA theatre: The Elephant Man - Ovation Award nominations). VOLLEYGIRLS will play a limited engagement at Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Monday, July 15 and continue through Saturday, July 27. Opening Night is Monday, July 15 (9 p.m.). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jessica Phillips, Andrea Burns & More Perform in ONCE UPON A TIME IN NYC Concert
by Stage Tube - Feb 04, 2013

For generations, musical theatre writers have come to New York City to change the world. 'Once Upon A Time In New York City' is a concert series about the people who have changed THEM. After a sold-out first edition, the series returned to Joe's Pub yesterday, February 3, and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Krysta Rodriguez, Corey Cott & More Perform in ONCE UPON A TIME IN NYC Concert
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 04, 2013

For generations, musical theatre writers have come to New York City to change the world. 'Once Upon A Time In New York City' is a concert series about the people who have changed THEM. After a sold-out first edition, the series returned to Joe's Pub yesterday, February 3, and BroadwayWorld brings you complete concert coverage below! (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Corey Cott, Emma Hunton and More Take Part in ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW YORK CITY Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2013

For generations, musical theatre writers have come to New York City to change the world. 'Once Upon A Time In New York City' is a concert series about the people who have changed THEM. After a sold-out first edition, the series returns to Joe's Pub today, February 3 at 7pm. (more...)

Kathie Lee Gifford's SCANDALOUS, Starring Carolee Carmello, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2012

The new Broadway musical Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson will play its final performance at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) today, December 9 at 3 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Kathie Lee Discusses SCANDALOUS Closing on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Dec 06, 2012

Kathie Lee Gifford discussed the closing of her new Broadway musical SCANDALOUS on the Today show on NBC. 'So many of the brand new shows this fall really, really have struggled and are posting closings,' she lamented. 'Hurricane Sandy was just devastating to everyone in the tri-state area but Broadway was badly hit.' Check out more of Gifford's comments below. (more...)

Breaking News: Kathie Lee Gifford Penned SCANDALOUS to Close on Broadway December 9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2012

The new Broadway musical SCANDALOUS: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson will play its final performance at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) on Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m. (more...)

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