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Musical Theatre West Delivers MY FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY, and More in 2015-2016 SeasonMusical Theatre West Delivers MY FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY, and More in 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Musical Theatre West continues its tradition of presenting Broadway's best on the West Coast with four shows in the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

The Human Race Theatre to Stage THE FULL MONTY: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, 9/10-10/4The Human Race Theatre to Stage THE FULL MONTY: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, 9/10-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The Human Race proudly launches its 2015-2016 Eichelberger Loft Season with the smash hit The Full Monty: The Broadway Musical. With a book by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek, the hilarious and heartwarming story follows six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers who, in need of quick cash and low on prospects, come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing the local women's wild enthusiasm for touring Chippendales dancers. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

STAGES St. Louis welcomes back its red-hot award-winning smash hit The Full Monty! Featuring a powerful story with enduring characters, this hilarious, yet heartwarming musical comedy will run September 4 - October 4 at the Robert G. Reim theatre in Kirkwood.  (more...)

Patrick Wilson to Direct Carnegie Mellon's THE FULL MONTY, 2/18Patrick Wilson to Direct Carnegie Mellon's THE FULL MONTY, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

THE FULL MONTY, Book by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek will be directed by Patrick Wilson, choreographed by Tome Cousin, with music directing by Thomas Douglas, Feb. 18-27 at Carnegie Mellon. (more...)

Forth Worth Community Arts Center Presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNRELSForth Worth Community Arts Center Presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNRELS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theater (1300 Gendy St. Fort Worth, TX 76107) presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, August 14 - August 30, 2015. For Tickets visit: www.stolenshakespeareguild.org (more...)

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Begins Tomorrow at HackmatackDIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Begins Tomorrow at Hackmatack
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The hilarious story of two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in a sexy and irreverent farce opening this week at Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick. (more...)

FISH IN THE DARK's Larry David Will Not Be Returning to the Great White Way: 'I'm Not Going to Re-Up for This'FISH IN THE DARK's Larry David Will Not Be Returning to the Great White Way: 'I'm Not Going to Re-Up for This'
by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 2015

Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro,  will extend its limited engagement for an additional two weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Alexander in FISH IN THE DARK!Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Alexander in FISH IN THE DARK!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander recently assumed the role of 'Norman Drexel' in Larry David's hit comedy Fish In the Dark, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Alexander steps into the role created by David in the comedy about a death in the family. The limited engagement run of the production, originally scheduled through June 7, is extended for six weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). Below, check out new production shots of Alexander in action! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Library of Congress' Full 'Songs of America' Concert, Showcasing Jeanine Tesori, Steven Lutvak & David YazbekSTAGE TUBE: Watch Library of Congress' Full 'Songs of America' Concert, Showcasing Jeanine Tesori, Steven Lutvak & David Yazbek
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2015

Three of Broadway's most popular musical creators, Steven Lutvak, Jeanine Tesori, and David Yazbek, recently gathered to perform their own work in an intimate evening of music as part of the Library of Congress' Songs of America project. Performers for the evening included Catherine Walker, Jacqueline Echols, Joshua Henry, Dean Sharenow and Mike Chiavaro. Check out the concert in its entirety below! (more...)

Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Extends for Two More Weeks on BroadwayLarry David's FISH IN THE DARK Extends for Two More Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro,  will extend its limited engagement for an additional two weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). (more...)

Colorado Theatre Guild Announces Henry Award Nominations; Theatre Aspen Receives SevenColorado Theatre Guild Announces Henry Award Nominations; Theatre Aspen Receives Seven
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Aspen, Colorado (October 20, 2014) Theatre Aspen announced today that the organization has received seven nominations for the Colorado Theatre Guild (CTG) Henry Awards, for their 2014 summer season of productions, which included The Full Monty (by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek), Little Women, the Musical (by Mindi Dickstein, Jason Howland and Allan Knee) and the new play, The Cottage, by Sandy Rustin. (more...)

VIDEO: FISH IN THE DARK's Jason Alexander Shares '80's McDonald TV Spot!VIDEO: FISH IN THE DARK's Jason Alexander Shares '80's McDonald TV Spot!
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Jason Alexander stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC to talk about returning to the Broadway stage after 25 years in Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK. (more...)

BWW Interviews: FULL MONTY Team Lets It Go!BWW Interviews: FULL MONTY Team Lets It Go!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 12, 2015

In a lively, funny, often piquant conversation cast and creative team members from Maine State Music Theatre's The Full Monty convened on June 10 to talk with Broadway World in the first of this summer's highly successful talkback series, A Peek Behind the Curtain. The audience was delighted to have the opportunity to meet director, Donna Drake, stars Peter Matthew Smith, Amanda Rose, MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark and Outreach Sales Manager Katie White. The discussion focused on the show's appeal, its message, and, of course, on the show stopping strip finale. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Amanda Rose Thrives on Every ExperienceBWW Interviews: Amanda Rose Thrives on Every Experience
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 8, 2015

Musical theatre actress Amanda Rose has been living her dream since her graduation from Charleston College over a decade ago; she has been performing steadily on Broadway, on tour, and in regional theatres across the country. Now based in New York City, she, nonetheless, understands that an actress' life is peripatetic and unpredictable, and she relishes the new experiences that come with her journey. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE FULL MONTY Builds to a Crescendo of Laughter and HeartBWW Reviews: THE FULL MONTY Builds to a Crescendo of Laughter and Heart
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 5, 2015

The Full Monty, which opened Maine State Music Theatre's fifty-seventh season, has all the makings of a new hit for the company! The rollicking, sometimes raucous story of unemployed Buffalo steel workers who create a male strip act to make money has characters to embrace and identify with, clever and provocative dance numbers, music which underscores advances the dramatic development of the script, and one of the most anticipated final numbers in all of Broadway musicals. In addition, at MSMT in a shared production with Lancaster's Fulton Theatre, the David Yazbek -Terrence McNally show is blessed with a stunning ensemble and witty, heartfelt direction and choreography by Donna Drake. (more...)

National Tour of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Announces Full Cast, Including Michael PraedNational Tour of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Announces Full Cast, Including Michael Praed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The Ambassador Theatre Group (Jersey Boys, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, West Side Story) and Jerry Mitchell Productions are delighted to announce further casting for the national tour of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. (more...)

Three-Time Tony Nominee David Yazbek to Play SubCulture, 6/4Three-Time Tony Nominee David Yazbek to Play SubCulture, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbek returns to New York City for a rare, intimate concert at SubCulture (45 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012) on Thursday, June 4 at 8pm. (more...)

Original Cast, Creatives Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Tonight at SubCultureOriginal Cast, Creatives Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Tonight at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Original ensemble members, Michael Winther, Kimberly Grigsby, Shane Shanahan are joined by cellist, Peter Sachon as they reunite with Pulitzer prize-winning lyricist, Mark Campbell and many of the composers for a special one-night-only concert event, celebrating the ten year anniversary of Songs from an Unmade Bed, the critically acclaimed, theatrical song cycle originally produced off-Broadway by New York Theatre Workshop in 2005. (more...)

Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Recoups Broadway Investment!Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Recoups Broadway Investment!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The record-breaking Broadway production of FISH IN THE DARK, written by and starring Larry David, has recouped its entire capitalization. The comedy about a death in the family, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, set a box office record for garnering the highest advance sale for any play in the history of Broadway and broke two house box office records (including its own) twice. FISH IN THE DARK began previews Monday, February 2 and opened on Thursday, March 5 at the Cort Theatre. (more...)

Summer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Maine 2015Summer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Maine 2015
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 20, 2015

After the impossibly long winter, summer is finally coming to Maine shores, woods, and towns. And along with summer outdoors fun, comes the return of summer theatre. Maine is blessed to have a wide selected of professional and community playhouses from which to choose. Here is but a small sampling: (more...)

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