Brian Yorkey News

The Gallery Players' 2014-15 Season to Feature NEXT TO NORMAL, PROOF & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Gallery Players is proud to announce their 48th Season: new plays and new musicals, as well as Gallery's signature reimagining of Broadway classics. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Sings 'Some Other Me' and 'You Learn to Live Without' from IF/THEN!
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2014

Idina Menzel recently stopped by WNYC's Soundcheck to talk about playing 'Liz' and 'Beth' in the new musical IF/THEN, then performed selections from the show alongside composer Tom Kitt in the studio. Watch her sing 'Some Other Me' and 'You Learn to Live Without' below! (more...)

AUDIO: Idina Menzel Talks 'Liz' and 'Beth', Performs Tunes from IF/THEN in the Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Idina Menzel stopped by WNYC's Soundcheck to talk about playing 'Liz' and 'Beth' in the new musical IF/THEN, then performed selections from the show alongside composer Tom Kitt in the studio. Listen to the interview and performance below! (more...)

Hal Leonard to Release Vocal Selections from Broadway's IF/THEN Later this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Hal Leonard has confirmed that Vocal Selections for Broadway's If/Then are set to be released later this summer, during the week of August 18th. (more...)

Cape May Stage Presents Karen Akers in TIME FLIES, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On Monday, August 11, Cape May Stage is thrilled to welcome back the scintillating, Tony-nominated Karen Akers in "Time Flies," an eclectic evening of tunes by American composers. (more...)

Photo: Idina Menzel Prepares to Sing National Anthem on Tonight's MLB ALL-STAR GAME
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Broadway's Idina Menzel will be performing the National Anthem and giving a pre-game concert at Target Field, site of the Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota today. (more...)

IF/THEN's Idina Menzel Sings National Anthem at Today's MLB All-Star Game
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Broadway's Idina Menzel will be performing the National Anthem and giving a pre-game concert at Target Field, site of the Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota today. (more...)

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/12-7/13/2014
by - Jul 13, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Ends Chicago Run, Sets Sail for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, ends its Chicago run today, July 13. The Last Ship will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE LAST SHIP
by Walter McBride - Jul 11, 2014

The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Go Inside the Making of the IF/THEN Cast Album with Idina Menzel & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2014

Lots of hard work went into the making of the recently released original cast recording of Broadway's If/Then. In the must-watch video below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the album, featuring clips from the Tony-nominated songs and commentary from Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp and more! (more...)

Anthony Rapp Out of IF/THEN Due to Knee Surgery; Curtis Holbrook to Play 'Lucas' for Several Weeks
by BWW Staff - Jul 09, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Anthony Rapp wrote ' Sad 2 miss several weeks @IfThenMusical while I recover from knee surgery. Great @CurtisHolbrook will play Lucas. Can't wait 2 return soon. Thanks to everyone for the get well wishes. Seems my ACL had been partially torn and finally just blew out. Fortunate to have a great ortho.' (more...)

Idina Menzel to Sing National Anthem, Give Free Concert at MLB All-Star Game, 7/15
by TV News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Broadway's Idina Menzel will be performing the National Anthem and giving a pre-game concert at Target Field (more...)

BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Now Accepting Applications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2014, deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins September 15, 2014, and runs through June 2015. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the Lehman Engel Musical Workshop consists of approximately 250 composers, lyricists and book writers who are actively writing new works for the musical theatre. (more...)

Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Accepting Applications for Composers & Lyricists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2014, deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins September 15, 2014, and runs through June 2015. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the Lehman Engel Musical Workshop consists of approximately 250 composers, lyricists and book writers who are actively writing new works for the musical theatre. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Begins Final Two Weeks in Chicago Before Setting Sail on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE LAST SHIP, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, enters its final two weeks at the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe). (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's IF/THEN: A NEW MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Stirring but Falls Short
by David Clarke - Jun 28, 2014

Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey collaborated together for a second Broadway musical, IF/THEN. After making a splash with NEXT TO NORMAL, anticipation for IF/THEN was high. Once stars like Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, and LaChanze were attached, theatergoers saw a hit beginning to blossom. The reviews of its opening night on Broadway were mixed, and listening to the Original Broadway Cast Album illuminates why. (more...)

VIDEO: Sting Talks New Gig as LAST SHIP Composer & Lyricist on GMA
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Watch below as the singer shares his experience working on the musical 'The Last Ship' as well as his new album. (more...)

BWW Chicago Reviews: THE LAST SHIP
by Misha Davenport - Jun 26, 2014

Sting's heartfelt and emotional musical 'The Last Ship' is mostly sea-worthy in its pre-Broadway tryout. (more...)

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