Brian Yorkey News

Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction LineupJavier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW TV: Sting Joins the Cast of THE LAST SHIPBWW TV: Sting Joins the Cast of THE LAST SHIP
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 23, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company hosted world-renowned musical icon, Sting, author of their production of THE LAST SHIP, in the audience for its Thursday, September 22 evening performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: STING Joins the Cast of Pioneer Theatre's THE LAST SHIPPhoto Flash: STING Joins the Cast of Pioneer Theatre's THE LAST SHIP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company hosted world-renowned musical icon, Sting, author of their production of THE LAST SHIP, in the audience for its Thursday, September 22 evening performance.  (more...)

Sting to Attend THE LAST SHIP Regional Premiere Tonight in UtahSting to Attend THE LAST SHIP Regional Premiere Tonight in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company is hosting world-renowned musical icon, Sting, author of their production of THE LAST SHIP, in the audience for tonight's performance. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKATony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Reed Birney (The Humans) will star in the leading role of Ken Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Lett's 2003 play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. Mr. Birney has previously appeared in three Second Stage productions - The Family of Mann, Loose Knit, and Winterplay. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST SHIP at Pioneer Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE LAST SHIP at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Blair Howell - Sep 20, 2016

After closing last season with the first professional production of composer Frank Wildhorn's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, Pioneer Theatre Company opens its new season with the regional premiere of a recent major Broadway show. And it's a major achievement for the company, another spotlight on PTC's excellence. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY!
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2016

Things are getting freaky over at the Signature Theatre, where the cast and creative team for Disney's new musical, Freaky Friday, starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton, are deep into rehearsals. Grab a fortune cookie, and check out the first behind-the-scenes peek at what they're up to in the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Utah Regional Premiere of THE LAST SHIPPhoto Flash: First Look at Utah Regional Premiere of THE LAST SHIP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. The musical opens tonight, September 16, and runs through October 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LAST SHIP's Regional Premiere in UtahPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LAST SHIP's Regional Premiere in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. The musical will run from September 16 - October 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in character below! (more...)

Body Swap! Full Cast Announced for FREAKY FRIDAY World Premiere in D.C. This FallBody Swap! Full Cast Announced for FREAKY FRIDAY World Premiere in D.C. This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. (more...)

Maria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVERMaria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Second Stage Theatre just announced Maria Dizzia will assume the role of Shellie in the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, on Tuesday, September 6. She returns to Second Stage Theatre after her acclaimed performance in the title role of Eurydice, during the company's 28th season. (more...)

Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP in UtahCast Announced for Regional Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowJennifer Damiano and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

 Paramount Television and Anonymous Content Acquire Rights to Hilde Lysiak's Forthcoming Four Book Series HILDE CRACKS THE CASE Paramount Television and Anonymous Content Acquire Rights to Hilde Lysiak's Forthcoming Four Book Series HILDE CRACKS THE CASE
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 9 year-old reporter Hilde Lysiak's forthcoming book series “Hilde Cracks the Case” (Scholastic, Fall 2017). Inspired by true news stories that Hilde Lysiak has broken throughout her aspiring career as a journalist, the mystery series stars Hilde along with her older sister Izzy, her sidekick/newspaper photographer, as the two girls stop at nothing to uncover the truth. The deal also includes Lysiak's life story rights. (more...)

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Pico PlayhouseBWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Pico Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Aug 24, 2016

Last Sunday, we ventured into Los Angeles to see two Ventura County theater alumni in a production of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Next to Normal, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that is being staged at the Pico Playhouse. Michelle Lane and Harrison Meloeny were both in Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2015 production of Mary Poppins and have reunited to appear in this highly acclaimed production. (more...)

BWW Review: Engrossing NEXT TO NORMAL at Pico PlayhouseBWW Review: Engrossing NEXT TO NORMAL at Pico Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Aug 22, 2016

Bipolar disease most often occurs in women creating abnormal behavior patterns, and usually treated with drugs. In the Pulitzer Prize winning Next to Normal, the problem is presented via a wife and mother, Diana (Michelle Lane). Her behavior shows extreme mental instability, and the effects on her husband Dan (Nick Sarando) and teen daughter Natalie (Isa Briones) cause a serious rift in their ongoing relationships. Eventually a heartfelt loss from the past unravels that is at the core of the woman's suffering. Structured in a most unusual way, Next to Normal is akin to a rock opera, but it is not completely sung; there is intermittent dialogue. The most emotional moments, though, come through song, so the music by Tom Kitt and book by Brian Yorkey flow together smoothly, and with the three tiered open set and loosely structured staging, what occurs is an unparalleled musical drama. Now in the intimate space of the Pico Playhouse, the complex drama unfolds crystal clear with fine direction from Thomas James O'Leary and a marvelously skilled ensemble, all of whom sing and act their socks off. (more...)

BWW Interview: ISA BRIONES Opens Up About NEXT TO NORMALBWW Interview: ISA BRIONES Opens Up About NEXT TO NORMAL
by Don Grigware - Aug 19, 2016

ISA BRIONES was born Isabella Camille Briones in London, England. Her parents, Jon Jon Briones and Megan Johnson Briones are both actors and singers, and her younger brother, Teo Briones is also an actor. She began modeling in New York at the age of 3, and started acting when her family moved to Los Angeles in 2006. She is best known for her role in the film Takers, playing Matt Dillon's daughter. Isa is entering her senior year of high school, and is excited to be making her professional theater debut in this production of Next to Normal. School theater credits include: Velma in Hairspray, Brooke in Legally Blonde and Abigail in The Crucible. TV and film: "Takers," "Cutthroat", "Lonely Boy".  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Guido Balzaretti interpreta 'Soy Real' de CASI NORMALESSTAGE TUBE: Guido Balzaretti interpreta 'Soy Real' de CASI NORMALES
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 16, 2016

Como avance de la produccion que llegara a nuestro pais el año que viene, se presenta el tema 'Soy Real' (I'm Alive' de CASI NORMALES (NEXT TO NORMAL) interpretado por Guido Balzaretti. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

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