Brian Yorkey News

The Milburn Stone Theatre Presents NEXT TO NORMAL, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

The Milburn Stone Theatre of North East, Maryland, winner of Best Theatre in the 2013 Broadway World Baltimore awards opens the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical, NEXT TO NORMAL by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt (the creative team behind this broadway seasons IF/THEN) on April 25th, 2014. (more...)

Trisha Rapier, Kathryn Boswell & More to Lead Human Race's PLAY IT BY HEART; Run Extended Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Human Race Theatre Company has announced the cast of its upcoming production of Play It by Heart, with music by David Spangler and Jerry Taylor, lyrics by David Spangler, Jerry Taylor and R.T. Robinson, and book by Brian Yorkey. The Preview performance is June 12, with Opening Night on June 13. The company has added six performances to the original run, which will now end on July 6. All performances are at The Loft Theatre at 126 North Main Street in downtown Dayton. (more...)

IF/THEN Cast Album Tracklist Announced; Release Set for 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY just announced the signing of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of If/Then.Produced by Steve Epstein, Tom Kitt and David Stone, the album was recorded on April 7 in anticipation of a June 3, 2014 release. VisitMasterworksBroadway.com for more information. (more...)

German Cast Recording of NEXT TO NORMAL Set for May 30 Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The German Cast Recording of 'next to normal' captures the exciting atmosphere and the incredible live energy of the German premiere production performed by a stellar cast directed by Titus Hoffmann. The CD will be officially for sale in stores, also for download on itunes and via Amazon.com from the 30th of May 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/15- NEXT TO NORMAL
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

Today in 2009, Next to Normal opened at the Booth Theatre, where it ran for 733 performances. Next to Normal is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. It was nominated for eleven 2009 Tony Awards and won three, Best Original Score, Best Orchestration and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley. It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming just the eighth musical in history to receive the honor. (more...)

Annie Baker's THE FLICK Wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

It was just announced that the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama has been awarded to 'The Flick,' by Annie Baker, a thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters that focuses on three employees of a Massachusetts art-house movie theater, rendering lives rarely seen on the stage. For a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life, the recipient receives ten thousand dollars ($10,000). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Boston (more...)

VIDEO: Sting Performs Music from Broadway-Bound THE LAST SHIP on 'Colbert'
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

On last night's THE COLBERT REPORT, Sting performed 'The Last Ship and 'The Night the Pugilist Learned How to Dance' from his Broadway-bound musical, THE LAST SHIP. (more...)

VIDEO: Sting: Coming to Broadway Is 'Exciting and Frightening'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Legendary singer Sting stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about bringing his new musical THE LAST SHIP to Broadway this October. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: IF/THEN- Idina Menzel, James Snyder, LaChanze & More!
by Walter McBride - Apr 09, 2014

If/Then opened last week at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, with Tony winner Idina Menzel leading the cast, which also features Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon,Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, Tamika Lawrence, and Jackie Burns. If/Then is a contemporary new musical that follows two distinct storylines in the life of Elizabeth, a city planner who moves back to New York to restart her life in this city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Thenfollows both stories simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of IF/THEN!
by Walter McBride - Apr 08, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, MASTERWORKS BROADWAY will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of If/Then. Produced by Steve Epstein, Tom Kitt and David Stone, the album was recorded yesterday, April 7 in anticipation of a June 3, 2014 release. BroadwayWorld was in the recording studio with the cast and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: IF/THEN Cast and Creative Team in the Recording Studio!
by Walter McBride - Apr 07, 2014

The cast and creative team of IF/THEN was at MSR Recording Studios in New York City today to work on the show's Original Broadway Cast Recording, which will be released by Masterworks Broadway on June 3, 2014. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek at the company below! Be sure to check back later for full coverage! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

Photo Flash: Idina Menzel Performs from IF/THEN on 'Today'
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 03, 2014

Idina Menzel heated up The Today Show this morning as part of the Toyota Spring Concert Series. The Broadway star spoke about being part of the creative process of her new musical 'If/Then' from the project's inception. (more...)

BONUS VIDEO: Idina Menzel, James Snyder Perform 'Here I Go' from IF/THEN
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Broadway performers Idina Menzel and James Snyder perform the song 'Here I Go' from the new musical 'If/Then.' (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Performs from IF/THEN on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Idina Menzel heated up the TODAY show this morning as part of the Toyota Spring Concert Series. Below, watch Menzel perform 'Learn To Live Without' from Broadway's 'If/Then'! (more...)

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