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Beware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare ShowtunesBeware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 15, 2015

'If music be the food of love, play on.' Even before the invention of the musical comedy (more on that later), William Shakespeare knew the importance of music in telling stories on stage. For our March feature, my colleague Jeff Walker and I thought that instead of marking the Ides of March with songs about murder, betrayal, and fate, we would focus on the synergy between showtunes and Shakespeare. (more...)

Prospect Theater to Host Auditions 2/21 & 3/7 for 2015 Teen Summer IntensiveProspect Theater to Host Auditions 2/21 & 3/7 for 2015 Teen Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

This July, Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) will once again host a three-week Summer Intensive for musical theater students ages 12-17. Beginning Monday, July 6 and running through Saturday, July 25, admitted students will participate in a daily musical theater training program from Mon. - Sat., 10am-6pm (Sundays off). (more...)

Oscar Nominees to Support Oberon Theatre Ensemble's 24/7 BenefitOscar Nominees to Support Oberon Theatre Ensemble's 24/7 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Golden Globe winners and Academy Award nominees (Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Nicolas Giacobone join Oberon Theatre Ensemble's (Brad Fryman, Artistic Director) 24/7 Benefit to support its 18th season. 24/7 will feature seven short plays created in 24 hours and presented January 25th at the June Havoc Theater (312 West 36th Street) at 7pm. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Prospect Theater Company's THE UNDERCLASSMANBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Prospect Theater Company's THE UNDERCLASSMAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 8, 2014

Prospect Theater Company presents The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. Performances ran through November 30 at The Duke on 42nd Street, located at 229 W. 42nd Street, NYC. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Mills and Reichel's THE UNDERCLASSMAN Dazzles With Wit, Melody and IntelligenceBWW Reviews: Mills and Reichel's THE UNDERCLASSMAN Dazzles With Wit, Melody and Intelligence
by Michael Dale - Nov 30, 2014

Peter Mills and Cara Reichel revamp their wonderful F. Scott Fitzgerald musical of nearly ten years ago. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMANSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2014

Prospect Theater Company present The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. Performances are November 9 through November 30 (originally scheduled through November 23), at The Duke on 42nd Street, located at 229 W. 42nd Street, NYC. Press Opening is November 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's THE UNDERCLASSMAN Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayProspect Theater Company's THE UNDERCLASSMAN Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Prospect Theater Company presents The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. Performances run through November 30 (originally scheduled through November 23), at The Duke on 42nd Street, located at 229 W. 42nd Street, NYC. Press Opening is tonight, November 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMANPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Prospect Theater Company presents The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. Performances are November 9, 2014 with the run extended now through November 30 at The Duke on 42nd Street, located at 229 W. 42nd Street, NYC. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Extends THE UNDERCLASSMAN Through 11/30Prospect Theater Company Extends THE UNDERCLASSMAN Through 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Before performances begin November 9, Prospect Theater Company has announced an extension of performances for The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. Performances are November 9 through November 30 (originally scheduled through November 23), at The Duke on 42nd Street, located at 229 W. 42nd Street, NYC. Press Opening is November 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN, Starring Matt Dengler & Jessica GroveFull Cast Announced for Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN, Starring Matt Dengler & Jessica Grove
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Prospect Theater Company has announced final casting for The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. (more...)

Matt Dengler to Join Jessica Grove in Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMANMatt Dengler to Join Jessica Grove in Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Prospect Theater Company has announced additional casting for The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. (more...)

Jessica Grove to Lead Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN, Begin. 11/9Jessica Grove to Lead Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN, Begin. 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Prospect Theater Company will present The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company to Present New Musicals by Mills & Reichel and Milburn & Vigoda During 2014-15 SeasonProspect Theater Company to Present New Musicals by Mills & Reichel and Milburn & Vigoda During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Prospect Theater Company has announced its upcoming 2014 - 2015 Season productions of two new musicals: The Underclassman and Long Story Short. (more...)

RIFFNOTES Set for NYMF This WeekendRIFFNOTES Set for NYMF This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Prospect Theater Company will present RIFFNOTES: The Musical as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Performances will be held today, July 25 at 1pm and Saturday, July 26 at 11am at The PTC Performance Space (555 W. 42nd Street). (more...)

RIFFNOTES Set for NYMF, 7/25-26RIFFNOTES Set for NYMF, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Prospect Theater Company will present RIFFNOTES: The Musical as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Performances will be held on Friday, July 25 at 1pm and Saturday, July 26 at 11am at The PTC Performance Space (555 W. 42nd Street). The announcement was made today by Cara Reichel and Melissa Huber, Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director of Prospect Theater Company. (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company Presents GOLDEN BOY OF THE BLUE RIDGE, 7/14Prospect Theatre Company Presents GOLDEN BOY OF THE BLUE RIDGE, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) announces a one-show-only concert reading of the company's original bluegrass musicalGolden Boy of the Blue Ridge, on Monday, July 14th at 7pm (doors open 6pm) at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, www.lpr.com. (more...)

David Pittu Joins Stephen Bogardus, Jenn Gambatese, and Heather MacRae for Prospect's Gala, 6/30David Pittu Joins Stephen Bogardus, Jenn Gambatese, and Heather MacRae for Prospect's Gala, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) presents its 2014 annual gala, New York In June, in the Harbor View Room at Battery Gardens, a beautiful and unique waterside location nestled at the southernmost corner of Battery Park. This special one-night-only event will be held on Monday, June 30 with an 8pm concert performance featuring Broadway and Prospect stars. The evening's program will include songs from Prospect's 15 years developing and producing new musical theater by emerging artists, including recent productions of Jasper in Deadland, Tamar of the River, and Unlock'd, as well as sneak peak performances from upcoming shows! Proceeds from the evening will benefit Prospect's ongoing mission to develop and produce new American musical theater works. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 26 Writers of 9 New Musicals Selected for This SummerRhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 26 Writers of 9 New Musicals Selected for This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director, announced the nine musicals and twenty-six writers selected for the 2014 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, its fourth year of providing working retreats for musical theatre writers. For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 29th, each writing team will have an individual weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their musical. They are provided with a private home, transportation, food, and a stipend. All costs are fully funded by donors including The ASCAP Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, and The Noel Coward Foundation. Writers participating this year include Broadway's Mindi Dickstein (Little Women), this year's Kleban Prize winner Nathan Tysen (Burnt Part Boys), and Peter Mills, past winner of the Kleban, Fred Ebb Award, and Richard Rodgers prize. The musicals' subjects cover 19th century nautical mysteries, 20th century fairy tales, a 1970's gay bar, and modern-day meth addicts. Every score is original and styles include 16th century Renaissance, big band, folk, rock, and electronic music. (more...)

Theatre Artists Present New Works at Weston Playhouse Event TodayTheatre Artists Present New Works at Weston Playhouse Event Today
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will introduce the creative teams behind four new musicals during a Salon Reception at its Playhouse on the Village Green, today, May 3rd from 4 to 6 pm. The culmination of Weston's seventh annual Artists Retreat week, the salon reception is free and open to the public with no reservations necessary. (more...)

Theatre Artists to Present New Works at Weston Playhouse Event, 5/3Theatre Artists to Present New Works at Weston Playhouse Event, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will introduce the creative teams behind four new musicals during a Salon Reception at its Playhouse on the Village Green, Saturday, May 3rd from 4 to 6 pm. The culmination of Weston's seventh annual Artists Retreat week, the salon reception is free and open to the public with no reservations necessary. (more...)

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