Curtis Wiley News

BWW Reviews: THE GREAT SOCIETY Offers History Lesson on LBJ
by Jonathan Mandell - Aug 12, 2013

One of two plays about LBJ aiming for Broadway, 'The Great Society' is a three-hour history lesson about the Johnson Presidency, from the shot that killed JFK, giving Johnson the office he'd always wanted, to LBJ's televised speech five years later announcing that he would not run again. It focuses on two major threads - LBJ's greatest accomplishment, the passage of civil rights legislation, and his greatest failure, his escalation of the war in Vietnam. (more...)

Lyndon B. Johnson Play THE GREAT SOCIETY to Open Off-Broadway at Clurman Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

ALBERT PODELL and THE YORK SHAKESPEARE COMPANY are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Alexander Harrington's The Great Society, directed by Seth Duerr. The Great Society will play a four-week limited engagement at the Clurman Theatre (Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, NYC). Performances began Saturday, August 3 and continue through Saturday, August 24. Opening Night is tonight, August 8 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Lyndon B. Johnson Play THE GREAT SOCIETY to Open Off-Broadway at Clurman Theatre, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

ALBERT PODELL and THE YORK SHAKESPEARE COMPANY are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Alexander Harrington's THE GREAT SOCIETY, directed by Seth Duerr. THE GREAT SOCIETY will play a four-week limited engagement at the Clurman Theatre (Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, NYC). Performances begin Saturday, August 3 and continue through Saturday, August 24. Opening Night is Thursday, August 8 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Max Crumm, Katie Thompson and More Set for 22@54 at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

Max Crumm (Grease, F#%king Up Everything), Daniel J. Edwards (Anything Goes), Sevan Greene, Adam Halpin (Dogfight, Glory Days), Patty Nieman, Eileen Patterson, Aaron Riesebeck, Katie Thompson (Giant, Big Fish) and Carrington Vilmont (Phantom of the Opera) will be joining the concert cast of 22@54. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Frances Ruffelle and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Coming up at 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. 54 Below also launched its series of late night events. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher is the "54 Piano Bar," a new vocal competition - 'The Callback," and more, including: stage and television star Laura Benanti, High Fidelity in Concert, WGBO Jazz Series: Karrin Allyson Quartet, Tony winner Frances Ruffelle, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band, Sondheim Unplugged and Simply Streisand. (more...)

54 Below Announces Late Night Events for This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

For those craving a show after the show, stop by 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Joe Iconis to Host 22@54 Benefit at 54 Below, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2013

22@54, on May 22nd, will present original songs by emerging writers from NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program's class cycle 22, at a late night concert to benefit Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Inside Wildhorn's EXCALIBUR Reading!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2013

A closed reading was just held for Excalibur, featuring music by Frank Wildhorn, a book by Ivan Menchell, lyrics by Robin Lerner, and orchestrations by Koen Schoots. Directed by Francesca Zambello, the show was commissioned by Werner Signer of Theater St. Gallen, in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Opening night will be in March 2014. (more...)

James Jackson, Jr to Play 54 Below, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

Performance artist James Jackson, Jr. has gotten the band back together for midtown's 54 Below (254 West 54th St, NYC). (more...)

Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS Tour Holds 'Rock Like a Man' Concert to Benefit BCEFA
by Larisa Mount - Nov 16, 2012

This Past Monday, November 12th, cast members from the national tour of Jersey Boys hosted the a cabaret fundraiser called 'Rock Like a Man' at the Carolina Theatre to benefit BCEFA and the Carolina Arts Discovery Program. The show was hosted by cast members Curtis Wiley and Kaleigh Cronin.This Past Monday, November 12th, cast members from the national tour of Jersey Boys hosted the a cabaret fundraiser called 'Rock Like a Man' at the Carolina Theatre to benefit BCEFA and the Carolina Arts Discovery Program. The show was hosted by cast members Curtis Wiley and Kaleigh Cronin. The cast sang songs from the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Bob Marley and more - and included several original songs written by cast members themselves. The event raised over $9000. Jersey Boys is running at the Durham Performing Arts Center through November 18th. (more...)

Brandon Andrus, Colby Foytik and More Set for JERSEY BOYS in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2012

Casting has been announced for the Pittsburgh engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Benedum Center on Tuesday, September 4, through Sunday, September 23, 2012. The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Brandon Andrus (Nick Massi), Colby Foytik (Tommy DeVito), Jason Kappus (Bob Gaudio) and Brad Weinstock (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. (more...)

Charles Strouse, Leslie Lee's MARTIN to Open Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

MARTIN, a new musical by legendary composer/lyricist Charles Strouse and bookwriter Leslie Lee, will be presented Off-Broadway by the Negro Ensemble Company, with performances beginning this Wednesday, October 19th. The limited engagement is set to run through October 30th at the Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street (between Second & Third Ave.) Under the direction of Jeffrey B. Moss and choreographed by Barbara Siman, the cast of MARTIN features Gilbert Glenn Brown, Dameka Hayes, Heather Massie, Kyle Minshew, Tony Perry, Raena White, and Curtis Wiley. The Musical Director is Skip Brevis. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NYMF's TUT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

It was 108 degrees in the shade, and our 8 year old son Moses (yes...his name is Moses) had to wait behind in the bus because it was actually dangerous to be out and about in such heat. My family was visiting Egypt, and we had traveled by barge to the Valley of the Kings, to visit young Tut. He had recently been returned safely to his tomb after a team of French and Canadian researchers had done modern forensic exams on the mummy, with the permission of the Department of Antiquities. (more...)

New York Musical Theatre Festival and Reggie Hill Present TUT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Reggie Hill present TUT a world premiere musical by Grammy® Award-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon and featuring Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. (more...)

New York Musical Theatre Festival and Reggie Hill Present TUT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2011

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Reggie Hill present TUT a world premiere musical by Grammy® Award-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon and featuring Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. (more...)

Ryan Duncan, E. Clayton Cornelious, Jaime Cepero Launch New Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

The Eclectic, a new musical collage created to 'transcend musical boundaries in an effort to create unity and mutual understanding between musicians and audience members alike' will launch on June 15th as part of the Ars Nova 54/10 Music Festival. (more...)

DeMone, Covington & More Lead DREAMGIRLS Concert May 14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2011

ReVision Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast of DREAMGIRLS, A One Night Only Benefit Concert to support ReVision Theatre's 2011 season on May 14 at 8 pm at The Paramount Theatre (more...)

DeMone, Covington & More Lead DREAMGIRLS Concert May 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2011

ReVision Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast of DREAMGIRLS, A One Night Only Benefit Concert to support ReVision Theatre's 2011 season on May 14 at 8 pm at The Paramount Theatre (more...)

THE LAST WORD Reading to Feature Harcourt, Rockwell, et al. 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2011

An Equity staged reading of the new jazz musical The Last Word will be presented on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at Theater Three in at 6PM. Theater Three is located in midtown Manhattan at 311 W. 43rd Street on the 3rd Floor. (more...)

THE LAST WORD Reading to Feature Harcourt, Rockwell, et al. 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

An Equity staged reading of the new jazz musical The Last Word will be presented on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at Theater Three in at 6PM. Theater Three is located in midtown Manhattan at 311 W. 43rd Street on the 3rd Floor. (more...)

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