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The Muny and Webster University Announce the 2015 Summer Intensive for Emerging Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Muny, America's premier summer musical theatre, and Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Conservatory of Theatre Arts, a national leader in training for Musical Theatre, have joined forces to launch a summer intensive for emerging young artists. This three-week program invites 10 rising junior and senior high school students from across the nation to participate in an immersive theatrical experience. The first Muny/Webster Intensive for Emerging Young Artists will be held during the summer of 2015. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by Walter McBride - Sep 03, 2014

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS will play Broadway's Nederlander with previews beginning Tuesday, November 18, 2014 for a Thursday, January 15, 2015 opening night. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the Nederlander marquee below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Danza Tweets First Look at HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Marquee!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS will play Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) with previews beginning Tuesday, November 18, 2014 for a Thursday, January 15, 2015 opening night. Tony Danza just took to Twitter with photos of 'the newest marquees on Broadway'. Check out the artwork for Honeymoon in Vegas below! (more...)

Get Closer to PIECE OF MY HEART's Zak Resnick!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Currently starring as legendary songwriter Bert Berns in off-Broadway's Piece of My Heart: TheBert Berns Story, Zak Resnick is back on stage bringing crowds to their feet nightly at the The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). His performance in this show is just one of many reasons to adore Resnick. Click here to check out Buzzfeed's full tribute to Zak! (more...)

Amy Van Norstrand Joins the Ensemble of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Next week, Amy Van Norstrand will be joining the ensemble of Goodspeed Musicals' World Premiere production Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. (more...)

Noah Racey, Corey Mach, Hayley Podschun, Patti Murin and More to Lead Goodspeed's IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN World Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

It's time to celebrate! Goodspeed Musicals announces a top-notch cast for its brand new, world premiere musical, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The much-anticipated production will run from September 19 through November 30. Official Press Opening will be October 15, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Perez Hilton Visits Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the crowd-pleasing new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, recently extended its current run two extra weeks, and play its final performance on Sunday, September 14. The rock musical began performances on June 25, and officially opened on Monday, July 21, 2014. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, direction and choreography by Denis Jones, and featuring the stirring songbook of songwriter/producer Bert Berns, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, plays at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). Pop culture icon Perez Hilton just stopped by the show and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Entertaining Version of GREASE at The MUNY
by Chris Gibson - Aug 05, 2014

There have been a lot of versions of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's (book, music and lyrics) GREASE that I've seen over the years. Only one, New Line Theatre's brilliant staging a few years back, actually adhered to the musical as originally conceived. The majority have followed the template laid down by the 1978 movie version that was tailored to fit the stars; Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. That's the version currently gracing the stage of The MUNY, although it features a number of interesting changes, beginning with a choral version of the opening "Alma Mater" that actually utilizes the lyrics to the song "We Go Together". It's certainly an entertaining ride, and is much improved in many ways over the version staged here back in 2007. (more...)

Bert Berns Musical PIECE OF MY HEART Extends Off-Broadway Through 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Merged Work Productions and Jack Thomas announced today that Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the crowd-pleasing new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, will extend its current run two extra weeks, and play its final performance on Sunday, September 14. The rock musical began performances on June 25, and officially opened on Monday, July 21, 2014. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, direction and choreography by Denis Jones, and featuring the stirring songbook of songwriter/producer Bert Berns, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, plays at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel and Matthew Saldivar Join Cast of Broadway-Bound HONEYMOON IN VEGAS!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, the eagerly anticipated new musical with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, just announced additional casting and creative team for Broadway. In addition, single tickets for the production are on sale to the general public today via Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes of Muny's GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Muny presents the sixth show of its 96th season, Grease, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, with music direction by Michael Horsley. Grease is sponsored by Emerson. Check out the Instagram photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Phyllis Smith Talks Muny's GREASE
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2014

The Muny presents the sixth show of its 96th season, Grease, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, with music direction by Michael Horsley. Grease is sponsored by Emerson. Check out a look at Phyllis Smith as Miss Lynch in the video below! (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Brandon Espinoza and More Star in GREASE, Beginning Tonight at the Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Muny presents the sixth show of its 96th season, Grease, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, with music direction by Michael Horsley. (more...)

In Performance Video: Watch PIECE OF MY HEART's de'Adre Aziza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features de'Adre Aziza of PIECE OF MY HEART, now playing at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIECE OF MY HEART Should Let The Jukebox Do The Talking
by Michael Dale - Jul 23, 2014

Bert Berns bio-musical has a swell cast, fun songs and a book that drags mercilessly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks, Leslie Kritzer & PIECE OF MY HEART Cast Celebrate Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - Jul 22, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), opened last night, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Review Roundup: PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jul 21, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, opened tonight, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Interview: Zak Resnick Talks the Thrills of Sharing Bert Berns' Story in PIECE OF MY HEART!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 21, 2014

As previews were wrapping up last week, Resnick chatted with BroadwayWorld about the impending opening, what it's like playing such a complex character, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks and More Star in PIECE OF MY HEART, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), opens tonight, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Begins Performances Tomorrow at Signature Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, begins performances tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 25, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, direction and choreography by Denis Jones, and featuring the stirring songbook of songwriter/producer Bert Berns, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, plays at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

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