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Photo Flash: NYMF Honors 2016 Award Winners - Full List!Photo Flash: NYMF Honors 2016 Award Winners - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, announced today the winners of the 2016 NYMF Awards for Excellence, which were awarded on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 42West NY (514 W. 42nd Street). Scroll down for the full list, plus photos from the event! (more...)

Rock 'n' Roll Musical BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE Kicks Off 2016-17 at Trinity RepRock 'n' Roll Musical BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE Kicks Off 2016-17 at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company kicks off their 2016-2017 season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future with Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, directed by Curt Columbus. Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage running September 8 - October 9, 2016 in Trinity Rep's Chace Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: A SCYTHE OF TIME Celebrates Opening Night at NYMFPhoto Flash: A SCYTHE OF TIME Celebrates Opening Night at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The new musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME is being presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre festival at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). A SCYTHE OF TIME is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN), with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (National Tour: Pippin, Finding Neverland). It began performances last night, July 21, and will run through July 26, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Lesli Margherita & PJ Griffith to Lead A SCYTHE OF TIME at NYMFLesli Margherita & PJ Griffith to Lead A SCYTHE OF TIME at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?The new musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME will be presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre festival at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). A Scythe of Time is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN), with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (National Tour: Pippin, Finding Neverland).  It will begin performances on July 21 and will run through July 26, 2016. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting NYMF.org. (more...)

Carnegie Hall's 'Link Up' Program Expands Worldwide; Concerts Set for NYC This MayCarnegie Hall's 'Link Up' Program Expands Worldwide; Concerts Set for NYC This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

For over 30 years, Link Up-a hands-on curriculum that invites students in grades 3 to 5 to make and explore music-has culminated in springtime, interactive children's concerts for thousands of New York City students who are invited to come together at Carnegie Hall. More recently, Carnegie Hall has also provided this program free-of-charge to over 80 orchestra partners across the United States and abroad, reaching many more thousands of children who join together to make music in their own communities. The Link Up curriculum and concert program was developed by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. (more...)

BWW Review: CPH's Compelling THE MOUNTAINTOP Places Spotlight on Martin Luther King, Jr.BWW Review: CPH's Compelling THE MOUNTAINTOP Places Spotlight on Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Roy Berko - Feb 1, 2016

Katori Hall, who wrote the award winning play THE MOUNTAINTOP, which is in production at Cleveland Play House, in her script attempts to answer such questions as: What was Martin Luther King, Jr. like as a person? With all the death threats that King received, what was his last night alive like? What did he believe was going to be his ultimate role in the Black rights movement? (more...)

BWW Review: IF/THEN Stands on Idina Menzel's Star PowerBWW Review: IF/THEN Stands on Idina Menzel's Star Power
by Herbert Paine - Jan 14, 2016

In addition to Idina Menzel's predictably powerhouse vocals, IF/THEN features a stellar performance by LaChanze. She is a non-stop engine of energy, delivering one knockout song after another and acting up a storm. Janine DiVita stands out as well as a talent to watch. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Stage THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLETrinity Rep to Stage THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

?Trinity Rep continues Season 52 Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with Charise Castro Smith's dark comedy, The Hunchback of Seville, directed by Taibi Magar (A Christmas Carol 2014). Performances run February 4 through March 6, 2016. Tickets are on sale now and by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence. (more...)

BWW Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings New Work to New York City CenterBWW Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings New Work to New York City Center
by Rose Marija - Dec 29, 2015

There was an explosion of talented dancers on stage at City Center on December 22, 2015. The energy was high. The dancers lit up the audience so that at the end of each piece, the outburst of applause and yells came from them. It was thrilling for everyone in the theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winner Idina Menzel Leads National Tour of IF/THEN in Los AngelesBWW Review: Tony Winner Idina Menzel Leads National Tour of IF/THEN in Los Angeles
by Michael L. Quintos - Dec 14, 2015

As expected, Tony Award winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel drew thunderous applause a mere second into the the start of IF/THEN's opening night performance at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre last Wednesday night. It's no stretch then to say that her mere existence in this very same role she herself originated in the original Broadway production seems, above everything else, to be the immediate draw to the recently launched national tour now on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a four week engagement through January 3, 2016. The bonus? She is joined onstage by her original co-stars LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, and James Snyder! (more...)

Geva to Stage Key Bank's A CHRISTMAS CAROLGeva to Stage Key Bank's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

?On November 25, a beloved Rochester tradition returns to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. The Key Bank Production of A Christmas Carol, Dickens' classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit this holiday season.  This production of A Christmas Carol premiered to great acclaim in 2010 and features a script adapted by Mark Cuddy from Charles Dickens' novella with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, composer of Geva favorites, Five Course Love and Convenience.  (more...)

BWW Review: IF/THEN - Captivating Tale of What Might Have Been, Now Thru Dec. 6BWW Review: IF/THEN - Captivating Tale of What Might Have Been, Now Thru Dec. 6
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Nov 16, 2015

IF/THEN - Captivating Tale of What Might Have Been, Now Thru Dec. 6 (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Comedy THE HEIDI CHRONICLESTrinity Rep Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Comedy THE HEIDI CHRONICLES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Trinity Rep continues Season 52 Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, The Heidi Chronicles, directed by Vivienne Benesch. Performances run December 3, 2015 through January 3, 2016. (more...)

The Joyce Theater to Present Abraham.In.Motion, 11/10-15The Joyce Theater to Present Abraham.In.Motion, 11/10-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. is proud to present Abraham.In.Motion, under the artistic leadership of acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham, from November 10-15. The program for this engagement, the company's first full season at The Joyce, will feature three works accompanied by live musicians, including one New York premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Betsy Wolfe and Matt Bittner in New Robert & Kristen Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Betsy Wolfe and Matt Bittner in New Robert & Kristen Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opens its world premiere of UP HERE, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. UP HERE is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and runs now through September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opens its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla PlayhouseBetsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fast and Furious Fun at Trinity Rep's A FLEA IN HER EARBWW Reviews: Fast and Furious Fun at Trinity Rep's A FLEA IN HER EAR
by Robert Barossi - Apr 13, 2015

Door-slamming farce can be a tough beast to tame. There's often so much going on, so much quick-moving action, doors opening and closing, characters literally running from place to place, that it can easily devolve into a confused mess. And there are usually so many witty retorts and double entendres, also often delivered very quickly, that they can sometimes be missed altogether. Luckily, in the hands of Trinity Repertory Company, A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau, is handled with near-perfect precision. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A FLEA IN HER EAR at Trinity RepPhoto Flash: First Look at A FLEA IN HER EAR at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Trinity Rep continues Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with Georges Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear, directed by Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky, with a new translation by Curt Columbus. A Flea in Her Ear runs now through April 26, 2015 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR, Now thru 4/26Trinity Rep Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Trinity Rep continues Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with Georges Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear, directed by Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky, with a new translation by Curt Columbus. A Flea in Her Ear runs tonight, March 26 through April 26, 2015 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. (more...)

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