Damian Norfleet News

The Other Mirror to Premiere GODS AND KINGS, 09/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Set in 'Ancient Greece,' GODS & KINGS is an original alt-rock musical that boldly brings to life the timeless fable of The Bacchae. The story centers on the conflict between the unyieldingly rational King Pentheus (Ben Garrett) and the wildly anarchic God Dionysus (Jonathan Grunert) as they struggle for influence and power over the people of Thebes. With music by Neil Douglas Reilly (Rocky, The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess) and book and lyrics by Austin Ruffer, the musical asks: Do people really have to live a life stuck between Gods and Kings? (more...)

New Harriet Tubman Opera to Preview at Harlem's Schomburg Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

AOP (American Opera Projects), and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will co-present an evening of scenes from Nkeiru Okoye's folk opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor. The musical excerpts will be followed by an artist Q&A moderated by WQXR's Terrance McKnight. The concert will be presented today, December 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM at the Langston Hughes Auditorium: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801. (more...)

New Harriet Tubman Opera to Preview at Harlem's Schomburg Center, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

AOP (American Opera Projects), and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will co-present an evening of scenes from Nkeiru Okoye's folk opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor. The musical excerpts will be followed by an artist Q&A moderated by WQXR's Terrance McKnight. The concert will be presented on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM at the Langston Hughes Auditorium: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company to Present Concert Reading of THE FLOOD, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) announces a one-show-only concert reading of their original musical The Flood, on Saturday, October 19th at 3pm. First developed by Prospect in 2000-2001, with a subsequent full production in 2006, the book, music and lyrics of this new musical are by founding company members Peter Mills and Cara Reichel. This special encore concert presentation will raise funds to support Prospect's work developing new musicals by emerging writers. The concert is directed by Cara Reichel and music directed by Daniel Feyer. (more...)

Kecia Lewis-Evans, Larry Hamilton Lead Cast of MADAME: THE MUSICAL Reading 10/10 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter Productions will present a developmental reading of Madame: The Musical on October 10 at Ripley-Grier Studios. The work was previously developed at the New York Musical Theater Festival's inaugural reading series in 2012. (more...)

Voting Now Open for NYMF's NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION- Cast Your Vote Today!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

The 2013 NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Competition returns for its eighth year, continuing at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street) through October 11. NYMF held open auditions for Season 8 of the annual talent contest. Nearly 200 hopefuls turned out to compete for the title of NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation, and the field was narrowed down to 20 semifinalists, who competed in two heats at New World Stages. (more...)

BWW TV: NYMF Next Broadway Sensation - Damian Norfleet
by NYMF Next Broadway Sensation - Sep 30, 2013

Past roles include Curtis in Dreamgirls, Coalhouse in Ragtime (nominated for IRNE Award for best actor), Joe in Showboat, Old Deuteronomy in Cats, Ken in Smokey Joe's Cafe, Scar in The Festival of the Lion King, Specialist in Tommy, Young Horseman/Nugget in Equus, and Olin Britt in The Music Man. (more...)

NYMF Kicks Off 2013 Next Broadway Sensation Competition Tonight; Sets 2014 Next Link Deadline
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

The 2013 NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Competition returns for its eighth year and will take place at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street) beginning tonight, September 27th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Strong Cast, Big Band, Profusion of Costumes Turn Ivoryton's DREAMGIRLS into a Dream
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 12, 2013

Director Lawrence Thelen proves himself up to the challenge, however, with the casting of terrific nonEquity actress Sheniqua Denise Trotman from Huntsville, AL. Her 'I'm Not Going' puts focus on the emotional pain felt by the character and is a powerhouse exploration of the lyrics. In between all that belting. Kudos. (more...)

2013 Independent Reviewers of New England Award Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

2013 IRNE Nominations have been announced, as updated on the organization's Facebook page today, February 18, 2013. As of yet, no April date has been set for the awards ceremony. Scroll below for the full list of nominations! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Damian Norfleet, Adam Shapiro and More in Fiddlehead's RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2012

Fiddlehead Theatre Company, in collaboration with the American Civil Liberties Union, with the support of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, City of Boston, present a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME. The production is currently running through October 7, 2012 at Boston's Historic Strand Theatre, and aims to celebrate the work of the ACLU, and in particular keep issues of personal liberty at the forefront of people's minds during the upcoming elections. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Adam Shapiro, Damian Norfleet and More in Fiddlehead's RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

Fiddlehead Theatre Company, in collaboration with the American Civil Liberties Union, with the support of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, City of Boston, present a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME. The production runs September 28-October 7, 2012 at Boston's Historic Strand Theatre, and aims to celebrate the work of the ACLU, and in particular keep issues of personal liberty at the forefront of people's minds during the upcoming elections. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the character portraits below. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre's THE MUSIC MAN - Fast-Paced Hilarity
by Elizabeth J Musgrave - Apr 18, 2012

With devil-may-care good looks and obvious merriment at being such a scoundrel, Clark is pure joy to watch ... while conning the entire town. (more...)

PROFESSOR BERNHARDI Opens At TBG Theatre 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2012

Marvell Rep opens the first production of its 6-play 2012 season this Sunday, Feb 5th at 7:30 PM with the NY Premiere of Arthur Schnitzler's previously banned "PROFESSOR BERNHARDI" featuring Sam Tsoutsouvas in the title role. (more...)

Marvell Rep Opens PROFESSOR BERNHARDI, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2012

MARVELL REP opens the first production of its 6-play 2012 season this Sunday, Feb 5th at 7:30 PM with the NY Premiere of Arthur Schnitzler's previously banned "PROFESSOR BERNHARDI" featuring Sam Tsoutsouvas in the title role. Directed by Marvell's Artistic Director Lenny Leibowitz, the 2012 season is devoted to provocative and incendiary plays that have been burned and banned. Performances are at TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor. All seats are $25. For performance schedule and to order tickets go to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/30515. (more...)

Marvell Rep Opens PROFESSOR BERNHARDI, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2012

MARVELL REP opens the first production of its 6-play 2012 season this Sunday, Feb 5th at 7:30 PM with the NY Premiere of Arthur Schnitzler's previously banned "PROFESSOR BERNHARDI" featuring Sam Tsoutsouvas in the title role. Directed by Marvell's Artistic Director Lenny Leibowitz, the 2012 season is devoted to provocative and incendiary plays that have been burned and banned. Performances are at TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor. All seats are $25. For performance schedule and to order tickets go to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/30515. (more...)

PROFESSOR BERNHARDI Opens At TBG Theatre 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2012

Marvell Rep opens the first production of its 6-play 2012 season this Sunday, Feb 5th at 7:30 PM with the NY Premiere of Arthur Schnitzler's previously banned "PROFESSOR BERNHARDI" featuring Sam Tsoutsouvas in the title role. (more...)

Marvell Rep Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2012

MARVELL REP, which presented an impressive inaugural New York season in 2011, has announced its 2012 repertory season devoted to provocative and incendiary plays that have been burned, banned and caused riots. (more...)

Vroman & Little Headline 'Kiss Me, Kate' at Glimmerglass Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2008

Glimmerglass Opera has announced that Lisa Vroman will sing the role of Lilli Vanessi/Kate, and Brad Little will sing Fred Graham/Petruchio in the company's 2008 summer production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate. The production opens the Glimmerglass Opera Festival Season on July 5 at the Alice Busch Opera Theater in Cooperstown, New York, and runs through August 23. (more...)

'TraumNovela' Alternative Dance Premieres at Barrow St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2007

TraumNovela, a dynamic new alternative dance theater piece, will have its premiere September 22 - October 14 at the Barrow Street Theater. An official opening night is set for September 26, 2007. The new work will be play the Barrow Street concurrently with the hit musical Gone Missing and the upcoming Baby Wants Candy. TraumNovela is a production of Six Figures Theatre Company. (more...)