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Photo Coverage: Encompass New Opera Theatre Honors Joel Grey and Jeanine TesoriPhoto Coverage: Encompass New Opera Theatre Honors Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Oct 27, 2014

Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori were honored last night at the Encompass New Opera Theatre's Gala celebration at The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South, New York City), starring in the Musical Salute are Jeffry Denman, David Garrison, Lisa Kron, Judy Kuhn, Karen Mason, Michael McElroy, Bebe Neuwirth, Tonya Pinkins, David Pittsinger, Ron Raines, Patricia Schuman, Christopher Sieber, and Betsy Wolfe. BroadwayWorld brings you phtoos from inside the gala below! (more...)

Linda Lavin Joins Lineup of Stars Honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at Gala Celebration, 10/26Linda Lavin Joins Lineup of Stars Honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at Gala Celebration, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2014

Linda Lavin will be joining the lineup of stars honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at the Encompass New Opera Theatre's Gala celebration on Oct. 26th at The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South, New York City). (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's BIG Opens as Part of Musicals in MuftiPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company's BIG Opens as Part of Musicals in Mufti
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 13, 2014

The production just opened, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Tony Winner Richard Maltby, Jr. Joins Cast of York Theatre Company's BIGTony Winner Richard Maltby, Jr. Joins Cast of York Theatre Company's BIG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The York Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award winning director and lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. has joined the cast and has assumed the role of MacMillan in the season opener of the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series: Big, with book by John Weidman, lyrics by Mr. Maltby. and music by David Shire. This presentation of Big marks the New York premiere of the script and score created by the authors for the show's national tour-a significantly revised version of the show with eight new Maltby and Shire songs, yet to be recorded. Mr. Maltby replaces Walter Charles who left the production due to an unexpected conflict. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre Announces 10/26 Musical Salute Honoring Two Luminaries of American Musical Theater: Joel Grey and Jeanine TesoriEncompass New Opera Theatre Announces 10/26 Musical Salute Honoring Two Luminaries of American Musical Theater: Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Tony Kushner and Maury Yeston announced the October 26th Star-Studded Musical Salute honoring Two Luminaries of the American Musical Theater -- Tony and Academy Award Winning Legend JOEL GREY and Celebrated Award Winning Composer JEANINE TESORI. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BIG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows at York Theatre CompanyPhoto Coverage: BIG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows at York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 13, 2014

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving neglected shows from the past, presents the season opener of the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series: Big, with book by John Weidman, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. This presentation of Big marks the New York premiere of the script and score created by the authors for the show's national tour-a significantly revised version of the show with eight new Maltby and Shire songs, yet to be recorded. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Tartaglia, Kerry Butler, and More in York Theatre Company's BIGPhoto Flash: First Look at John Tartaglia, Kerry Butler, and More in York Theatre Company's BIG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving neglected shows from the past, presents the season opener of the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series: BIG, today, Oct. 11, with book by John Weidman, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. This presentation of Big marks the New York premiere of the script and score created by the authors for the show's national tour -- a significantly revised version of the show with eight new Maltby and Shire songs, yet to be recorded. BroadwayWorld brings you production photos below! (more...)

Kerry Butler and John Tartaglia Star in York's 'Musicals in Mufti' Series Opener, BIG TodayKerry Butler and John Tartaglia Star in York's 'Musicals in Mufti' Series Opener, BIG Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving neglected shows from the past, presents the season opener of the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series: Big, today, Oct. 11, with book by John Weidman, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. (more...)

York's 2014 'Musicals in Mufti' Series Opens With BIG This WeekendYork's 2014 'Musicals in Mufti' Series Opens With BIG This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving neglected shows from the past, presents the season opener of the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series: Big, with book by John Weidman, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. This presentation of Big marks the New York premiere of the script and score created by the authors for the show's national tour -- a significantly revised version of the show with eight new Maltby and Shire songs, yet to be recorded. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of York Theatre Company's BIG - John Tartaglia, Kerry Butler & More!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of York Theatre Company's BIG - John Tartaglia, Kerry Butler & More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Directed by Michael Unger, with music direction by Eric Svejcar, the cast will feature Tony Award nominees John Tartaglia and Kerry Butler, with Elainey Bass, Whitney Brandt, Walter Charles, Trista Dollison, Liam Forde, Tom Lucca, James Ludwig, Rhyn McLemore, Janet Metz, Julianna Rigoglioso, Jeremy Shinder and Hayden Wall. (more...)

John Tartaglia & Kerry Butler to Lead York's BIG as Part of Musicals In MuftiJohn Tartaglia & Kerry Butler to Lead York's BIG as Part of Musicals In Mufti
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving neglected shows from the past, has announced complete casting for the season opener of the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series: Big, with book by John Weidman, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. This presentation of Big marks the New York premiere of the script and score created by the authors for the show's national tour-a significantly revised version of the show with eight new Maltby and Shire songs, yet to be recorded. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/30/14 - INDIAN INK Opens, HERE LIES LOVE Begins in London and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/30/14 - INDIAN INK Opens, HERE LIES LOVE Begins in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 30, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's another big night for off-Broadway, with the London transfer of HERE LIES LOVE, Roundabout's INDIAN INK and MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES opening, and FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE beginning tonight! (more...)

New Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire Musical WATERFALL to Premiere on West Coast Prior to 2016 Broadway BowNew Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire Musical WATERFALL to Premiere on West Coast Prior to 2016 Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

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...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori Next MonthEncompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Tony Kushner and Maury Yeston announced the October 26th star-studded musical salute honoring two luminaries of the American musical theater -- Tony and Academy Award-winning legend Joel Grey and celebrated, award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: CLOSER THAN EVER Opens Door to Directing for Leigh BarrettBWW REVIEW: CLOSER THAN EVER Opens Door to Directing for Leigh Barrett
by Jan Nargi - Sep 22, 2014

Leigh Barrett, one of Boston's most formidable musical theater talents, makes an impressive professional directorial debut with New Repertory Theatre's CLOSER THAN EVER. (more...)

York Theatre Company's 45th Anniversary Season to Feature Lillias White in TEXAS IN PARIS, NY Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE & MoreYork Theatre Company's 45th Anniversary Season to Feature Lillias White in TEXAS IN PARIS, NY Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, celebrates major milestones with the announcement of its upcoming 2014-2015 season. The 45th Anniversary season will see the Off-Broadway premieres of two Main Stage productions: Texas in Paris starring Tony Award-winner Lillias White, and the highly anticipated Harold and Maude, an intimate musical. The acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series will present its 100th production, expanding to a two-week performance schedule for the musicals Big, A Time for Singing and Saturday Night; My Favorite Year will then play a one-week schedule. Special events include the 23rd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala honoring Broadway's Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and York's ongoing schedule of developmental readings, labs and more at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue.) (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 8/24 for ANYTHING GOES at The Hobby Center This FallTickets Go on Sale 8/24 for ANYTHING GOES at The Hobby Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Houston premiere October 14-19 as part of the 2014-2015 Season of Broadway at the Hobby Center. Individual tickets will be on sale beginning Sunday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CLOSER THAN EVER Raises Funds for The Barn PlayersBWW Reviews: CLOSER THAN EVER Raises Funds for The Barn Players
by Steve Wilson - Aug 16, 2014

Closer Than Ever opened Friday night at the Barn Players in Mission, Kan. The play with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire is the yearly musical fundraiser for the Barn Players. On Friday night, Danielle Gibbs with Premiere Designs sold jewelry in the lobby, with 25% of the proceeds going to the Barn Players, and will return for Sunday's performance. (more...)

 New Repertory Theatre to Present CLOSER THAN EVER, 9/6-28 New Repertory Theatre to Present CLOSER THAN EVER, 9/6-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces CLOSER THAN EVER by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr., September 6-28, 2014 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $25-$60 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages including CLOSER THAN EVER are also available. (more...)

David Harris to Bring TIME IS A TRAVELLER to Brisbane Powerhouse, Aug 9David Harris to Bring TIME IS A TRAVELLER to Brisbane Powerhouse, Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Son of a coal-mining dad and a secretary mum, this is the story of an Aussie country kid and what lead him to tread the boards in some of Australia's biggest musicals. Following an extended and sold-out season at Sydney's Hayes Theatre, leading man David Harris, tours the east coast with performances in Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle. (more...)

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