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Theater Resources Unlimited Seeks Submissions for 2014 TRU VOICES New Musicals Reading Series; Deadline 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) seeks submissions for the 14th Annual TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series. Writers, producers and theater companies are welcome to submit new musicals for consideration in the developmental series. Non members may submit to the TRU Voices New Musicals Series (completed musicals only) for a $25 fee. The deadline for submission is August 8, 2014 (deadline is extended to August 15th for TRU members and shows with a producer attached). (more...)

2014 FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL Coming Up at The Wild Project This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

The Wild Project has announced its current and upcoming productions and events for this summer. Check them out below! (more...)

Short Play Festival at the Players Theatre to Shine Spotlight on NYC, 6/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

There is no place like New York! With a city this rich in culture, scandal and diversity, the possibilities for theatrical reenactment are endless. The Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival encourage playwrights to mine this precious resource by offering an annual NYC-themed festival each June. Celebrating its 4th year, "Only in New York" opens Thursday, June 5 and runs for three weeks. Each week four original short plays, by four separate playwrights will be presented and a "Best of the Week" production will be selected by judge and audience vote. (more...)

Vickie Phillips Celebrates Her Birthday with Songs of Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, and Charles Aznavour Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Life is an emotional journey! For award-winning singer/actress Vickie Phillips, it is a musical journey as well. Join her as she celebrates her birthday with her three songwriting heroes. (more...)

Vickie Phillips Celebrates her Birthday with Songs of Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, and Charles Aznavour on 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Life is an emotional journey! For award-winning singer/actress Vickie Phillips, it is a musical journey as well. Join her as she celebrates her birthday with her three songwriting heroes. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Meet the Coaches 2014 & Audition Info Session, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2pm Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Meet the Coaches 2014 (plus Audition Info Session), a unique opportunity for actors to personally meet a top-notch lineup of monologue and music coaches to help them shine at auditions. The event is presented as part of the 2014 TRU Audition Event on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2pm at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, 10th Floor, NYC. Registration begins at 1:45pm, followed by an information and TRU Audition Q&A at 2:15pm. The Meet the Coaches presentations begin at 3:00pm, followed by a catered wine reception and one-on-one meetings with the coaches until 5:00pm. Reservations are required and can be made online through a link at http://truonline.org/CoachesAE14.htm, or by emailing trustaff1@gmail.com. Admission is $15 to the public and free for TRU members and actors who are registered for the TRU Audition. (more...)

Photo Flash: White, Bessette & Iman in TRU's WILD AND WILLFUL WOMEN Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

On Monday, January 13th, 2014 producers Kimberly Loren Eaton and Alan Swanke presented a reading of Wild and Willful Women to a full house at Baruch Performing Arts Center's Engelman Recital Hall, as the kickoff event the 13th Annual TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series. This new musical is a tale of love, lust and witchcraft with book and lyrics by Bill Rogers and music by Daniel Doss. It was directed by Kimberly Loren Eaton, and music directed by Daniel Doss (national tours, The Addams Family and The Color Purple). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

TRU Seeks Submissions For 2014 TRU NEW PLAY READING SERIES; Deadline 1/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now accepting submissions for the 2014 TRU New Play Reading Series through January 18, 2014. For full submission guidelines and application, visit http://www.truonline.org/TRUPlays.htm. (more...)

Nancy Opel, Nancy Ringham, Mary Testa and Kristine Zbornik Join 2013 TRU LOVE BENEFIT Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited welcomes funny ladies Nancy Opel, Nancy Ringham, Mary Testa and Kristine Zbornik to the 2013 TRU Love Benefit: Honoring Friendship, Remembering Friends today, November 17, 2013 at 12 noon. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Honors Randall Wreghitt at 2013 TRU Love Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will celebrate its 22nd year as a not-for-profit service organization with a celebration of three extraordinary people at the annual TRU Love Benefit, Honoring Friendship, Remembering Friends. The 2013 TRU Spirit of Theater Award, presented to a member of the producing community who has demonstrated exceptional generosity, support and kindness to others in the business, will be posthumously awarded to producer Randall Wreghitt (Little Women, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Grey Gardens, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Golda's Balcony, As Bees in Honey Drown, The Food Chain) who died unexpectedly at the age of 55 in May 2011. The event will take place Today, November 17th at Caroline's on Broadway at 47th Street. (more...)

Nancy Opel, Nancy Ringham, Mary Testa and Kristine Zbornik Join 2013 TRU LOVE BENEFIT, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited welcomes funny ladies Nancy Opel, Nancy Ringham, Mary Testa and Kristine Zbornik to the 2013 TRU Love Benefit: Honoring Friendship, Remembering Friends on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 12 noon. (more...)

Vickie Phillips to Bring SONGS ARE LIKE FRIENDS II to Don't Tell Mama, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

There's something about old-timers that makes them special. They know how to deliver a song, they know how to relate to their audience, and they know how to put a show together....Yet, terming it her 'show' doesn't convey it properly. It was as much a soiree with a roomful of invited guests as anything Vickie Phillips would have had in a spacious Park Avenue residence....she internalized her songs and her renditions displayed the emotions - sometimes funny, sometimes sad - with palpable involvement....Phillips filled the evening with mirth, affection, emotion and some songs to relish. Who could ask for more?' - Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes, July 9, 2013 (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host TRU Love Benefit, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a preliminary lineup of star performers, and a luminous array of theater notables including Andre Bishop, Terrence McNally and James Naughton, who will help celebrate three extraordinary people at the annual TRU Love Benefit, Honoring Friendship, Remembering Friends. The trio of TRU friends who will be remembered and honored are producer Randall Wreghitt (Little Women, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Grey Gardens, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Golda's Balcony, As Bees in Honey Drown, The Food Chain) who died unexpectedly at the age of 55 in May 2011, and will be posthumously remembered with the 2013 TRU Spirit of Theater Award; Michael Feingold, former critic with the Village Voice, who will receive the TRU Humanitarian Award for educating generations of theatergoers about the historical, social and cultural context of the shows he reviews; and TRU member and program director Patricia R. Klausner, who will be recognized and applauded with the TRU Entrepreneur Award for her ongoing dedication in both the not-for-profit and commercial producing arenas. (more...)

Vickie Phillips Returns to Don't Tell Mama in Songs Are Like Friends II 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

'Songs Are Like Friends II' will feature musical selections from composers including Sheldon Harnick, Maltby & Shire, Craig Carnelia, and Bob Ost. (more...)

Vickie Phillips Brings SONGS ARE LIKE FRIENDS II to Don't Tell Mama Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

There's something about old-timers that makes them special. They know how to deliver a song, they know how to relate to their audience, and they know how to put a show together....Yet, terming it her 'show' doesn't convey it properly. It was as much a soiree with a roomful of invited guests as anything Vickie Phillips would have had in a spacious Park Avenue residence....she internalized her songs and her renditions displayed the emotions - sometimes funny, sometimes sad - with palpable involvement....Phillips filled the evening with mirth, affection, emotion and some songs to relish. Who could ask for more?' - Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes, July 9, 2013 (more...)

TRU Hosts First Meeting of Producer Development and Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) celebrated the season's first meeting of the TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program on Monday, September 23 at Langham Place, 400 Fifth Avenue in midtown New York City. The evening was an opportunity for 53 mentee members to meet and mingle with the program directors, producers Michael Alden (Becoming Dr. Ruth, The King's Speech on stage, Grey Gardens, Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel, Bat Boy), Patrick Blake (The Exonerated, In the Continuum, Play Dead) and Patricia Klausner producing manager of Shotgun Productions and commercial producer (Pippin, The Trip to Bountiful, Stick Fly, The Scottsboro Boys), plus prospective mentors for the coming year who will guide and advise them on their producing goals. (more...)

TRU to Host Producers Bootcamp, 9/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is offering some much-needed guidance for anybody who is thinking about putting up a showcase production in New York: the 2013 TRU Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, 2013 from 10am-6pmat the Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal Street, 3rd floor, NYC. Details and application can be found at http://www.truonline.org/BootCampWeekend13.htm. Early bird registration is extended to 09/14 and is $210 ($175 for TRU members). After 09/14, registration is $260 ($225 for TRU members). (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Honor Randall Wreghitt at 2013 TRU Love Benefit, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will celebrate its 22nd year as a not-for-profit service organization with a celebration of three extraordinary people at the annual TRU Love Benefit, Honoring Friendship, Remembering Friends. The 2013 TRU Spirit of Theater Award, presented to a member of the producing community who has demonstrated exceptional generosity, support and kindness to others in the business, will be posthumously awarded to producer Randall Wreghitt (Little Women, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Grey Gardens, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Golda's Balcony, As Bees in Honey Drown, The Food Chain) who died unexpectedly at the age of 55 in May 2011. The event will take place Sunday, November 17th at Caroline's on Broadway at 47th Street. (more...)

Vickie Phillips to Bring SONGS ARE LIKE FRIENDS II to Don't Tell Mama, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2013

There's something about old-timers that makes them special. They know how to deliver a song, they know how to relate to their audience, and they know how to put a show together....Yet, terming it her 'show' doesn't convey it properly. It was as much a soiree with a roomful of invited guests as anything Vickie Phillips would have had in a spacious Park Avenue residence....she internalized her songs and her renditions displayed the emotions - sometimes funny, sometimes sad - with palpable involvement....Phillips filled the evening with mirth, affection, emotion and some songs to relish. Who could ask for more?' - Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes, July 9, 2013 (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Producer Bootcamp, 9/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is offering some much-needed guidance for anybody who is thinking about putting up a showcase production in New York: the 2013 TRU Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, 2013 from 10am-6pmat the new WriteAct Repertory Theatre, 309 E. 26th Street, NYC. Details and application can be found at http://www.truonline.org/BootCampWeekend13.htm. Early bird registration ends 09/07 and is $210 ($175 for TRU members). After 09/07, registration is $260 ($225 for TRU members). (more...)

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