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Thom Sesma, J. Elaine Marcos & Bie Sukrit to Join Emily Padgett in World Premiere of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALLThom Sesma, J. Elaine Marcos & Bie Sukrit to Join Emily Padgett in World Premiere of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in announcing that Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit will lead the cast of the world premiere of Waterfall, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. (more...)

Exclusive: Emily Padgett on the Future of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL- 'I Think Broadway is Always the Goal'Exclusive: Emily Padgett on the Future of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL- 'I Think Broadway is Always the Goal'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

A distinguished international creative team is coming together to create WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway musical love story, which will have its US premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse, where preview performances begin June 2, 2015 with the official press opening on June 7, 2015. It will then play Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in Fall 2015, prior to reaching Broadway in 2016. (more...)

Sam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prizes for Musical TheatreSam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prizes for Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Sam Willmott and the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Sam Carner. The 2015 prizes will be presented on Monday, June 22, 2015, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEYOND BROADWAY Composers Go Choral - Harnick, Schwartz, Lippa & More!Photo Coverage: BEYOND BROADWAY Composers Go Choral - Harnick, Schwartz, Lippa & More!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 9, 2015

Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) presented BEYOND BROADWAY: COMPOSERS GO CHORAL at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music last night and broadwayworld was there. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse's 2015-16 Season to Feature CASA VALENTINA West Coast Premiere, New Musical & MorePasadena Playhouse's 2015-16 Season to Feature CASA VALENTINA West Coast Premiere, New Musical & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse announced their 2015-2016 Season today, which includes the award-winning REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina Lopez; the World Premiere of the new musical BREAKING THROUGH with a book by Kirsten Guenther and Music and Lyrics by Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz; the return of Panto at The Playhouse with Lythgoe Family Productions' PETER PAN AND TINKERBELL A PIRATE CHRISTMAS, Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan's FLY produced in association with Crossroads Theatre Company; the West Coast Premiere of Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA; and an Artistic Director's Choice to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party for York Theatre Company's 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTIPhoto Coverage: Inside the After Party for York Theatre Company's 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presented an unforgettable one-night only benefit Monday night, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening honored the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production. All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTIPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presented an unforgettable one-night only benefit Monday night, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening honored the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production. All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

John Tartaglia Hosts York Theatre Company's '100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI' Benefit TonightJohn Tartaglia Hosts York Theatre Company's '100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI' Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will present an unforgettable one-night only benefit, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening will honor the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production, this evening, March 30, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in The Sanctuary at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of East 54th Street). All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli and George S. Irving Join York Theatre Company's '100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI' BenefitRobert Cuccioli and George S. Irving Join York Theatre Company's '100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI' Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will present an unforgettable one-night only benefit, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening will honor the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production, on Monday evening, March 30, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in The Sanctuary at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of East 54th Street). All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Essential Voices USA's Judith Clurman Visits Peter LeDonnePhoto Coverage: Essential Voices USA's Judith Clurman Visits Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 26, 2015

Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) just presented BEYOND BROADWAY: COMPOSERS GO CHORAL at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music, 450 West 37 Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), New York City. The evening featured ensemble music and conversation with composer/lyricists who have worked closely with conductor and music director Judith Clurmanand her Essential Voices USA. Guests attending included Sheldon Harnick, Larry Hochman, Andrew Lippa, Richard Maltby, Joshua Schmidt, Stephen Schwartz, David Shire, Georgia Stitt, Jonathan Tunick, and Maury Yeston. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: NTI Faculty Spotlight - Alexander GemignaniBWW Exclusive: NTI Faculty Spotlight - Alexander Gemignani
by National Theater Institute - Mar 10, 2015

For 45 years, the National Theater Institute has offered young theater artists a springboard to the professional world at the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. With a singular schedule and an unmatched breadth of training, NTI's credit-earning, semester-long programs are taught by industry professionals and master teachers like Alexander Gemignani. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Emily Padgett and Erin Davie Sing with Heart and Humor at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Emily Padgett and Erin Davie Sing with Heart and Humor at 54 Below
by David Clarke - Mar 6, 2015

Making their 54 Below debuts together, Emily Padgett and Erin Davie crafted a cabaret show that was filled with humor and heart. Singing duets and solo numbers, the lovely ladies who played Violet and Daisy Hilton in this season's Broadway revival of Side Show at the St. James Theatre skillfully entertained the dinner time crowd and left us looking forward to the next time they tread the boards on the Great White Way. (more...)

Stephen Flaherty, Andrew Lippa, Stephen Schwartz and More Set for Essential Voices' 'BEYOND BROADWAY' Concert Next MonthStephen Flaherty, Andrew Lippa, Stephen Schwartz and More Set for Essential Voices' 'BEYOND BROADWAY' Concert Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

On April 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm, Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) will present BEYOND BROADWAY: COMPOSERS GO CHORAL at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music, 450 West 37 Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), New York City. (more...)

FNAM & UC Irvine Launch ShowSearch for New MusicalsFNAM & UC Irvine Launch ShowSearch for New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The Festival of New American Musicals and the University of California, Irvine a nnounce the launch of a nationwide search for new, short musicals created by writers between the ages of 14 - 23. The Festival produced a pilot of ShowSearch in 2013 in Los Angeles. Its success in attracting creative responses from young writers representing over 40 states has led to this new cooperative relationship between FNAM and UC Irvine Department of Drama. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Erin Davie & More Set for York's 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI Benefit Concert; John Tartaglia to Host!Jenn Colella, Erin Davie & More Set for York's 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI Benefit Concert; John Tartaglia to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will present an unforgettable one-night only benefit, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening will honor the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production, on Monday evening, March 30, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in The Sanctuary at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of East 54th Street). All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Melissa Errico and Graham Rowat Lead Workshop of Gopnick and Shire's TABLE TodayMelissa Errico and Graham Rowat Lead Workshop of Gopnick and Shire's TABLE Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The new musical TABLE, penned by New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik and Academy Award winner David Shire, begins a month-long 'lab' workshop today, February 23. Under the wings of the Long Wharf Theatre, and director Gordon Edelstein, Melissa Errico and Graham Rowat lead the cast. (more...)

Melissa Errico and Graham Rowat to Headline Workshop of Gopnick and Shire's TABLEMelissa Errico and Graham Rowat to Headline Workshop of Gopnick and Shire's TABLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

The new musical TABLE, penned by New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik and Academy Award winner David Shire, begins a month-long 'lab' workshop on Monday February 23. Under the wings of the Long Wharf Theatre, and director Gordon Edelstein, Melissa Errico (BULL BURHAM) and Graham Rowat lead the cast. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2015/16 Season - Including Broadway Bound WATERFALL, Matilda, Assassins, Gentleman's Guide, Sound of Music & More5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2015/16 Season - Including Broadway Bound WATERFALL, Matilda, Assassins, Gentleman's Guide, Sound of Music & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

With nearly 2000 subscribers in attendance, The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong revealed the season line-up for this celebrated theater's 8-show 2015/16 season. (more...)

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG Opens 1/28 at Dave and Mary Alper JCCSTARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG Opens 1/28 at Dave and Mary Alper JCC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG, a new musical revue based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, and produced by Tony Award winning producer Daryl Roth, continues its Florida tour, opening January 28 and continuing through February 1 at Miami's Dave and Mary Alper JCC, followed by performances February 4 through February 15 at Miami Beach's The Gleason Room - Backstage at the Fillmore and February 17 through March 15 at West Palm Beach's Kravis Center - Persson Hall. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 27-January 2THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 27-January 2
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2015

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of Idina Menzel on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, The Temptations and The Four Tops on Broadway, a first look at MTC's CONSTELLATIONS, and more! (more...)

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