Derek Gregor News

Cristin J. Hubbard to Join the Cast of MAMA AND HER BOYS, 4/23 & 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Cristin J. Hubbard will join the cast of the hit Off-Broadway musical Mama and Her Boys April 23 and May 7. Hubbard has appeared on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera (she returns to the Broadway company June 30 in the role of Madame Giry) and The Pirate Queen. She joins original cast members/creators Ethan Paulini, Wendy Watson and original New York cast member Erik Keiser on 4/23. On 5/7, the third original cast member Christopher Sidoli will join the cast. (more...)

MAMA AND HER BOYS Extends Through May 7 at Sophie's at Broadway; Original Cast to Return
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Due to overwhelming ticket demand the critically acclaimed musical Mama and Her Boys has again extended its return New York engagement. Tickets are now on sale through May 7. Performances continue Wednesdays at 8:30pm at Sophies at Broadway, 318 W. 53rd St. between 8th and 9th Avenue. (more...)

Joe Iconis Set for MURDER FOR TWO's Murderous Musical Mondays Concert Series, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Award-winning composer and lyricist Joe Iconis will take the stage on Monday, May 5, 2014 at New World Stages as part of MURDER FOR TWO's newly launched concert series Murderous Musical Mondays. The unplugged concert, which will feature both new songs and fan favorites, will take place immediately following the 7pm performance of MURDER FOR TWO at New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street) on Monday, May 5th, 2014. Admittance to the concert is free to all those with tickets to the May 5th performance of MURDER FOR TWO. Tickets are available now on Telecharge.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben West Previews Unsung Musicals' Carolyn Leigh Tribute Concert
by Adrienne Onofri - Apr 03, 2014

Max von Essen, Erin Davie, Alli Mauzey and other Bway stars will sing lesser-known tunes by the lyricist of 'Peter Pan' and 'Little Me'. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from Murderous Musical Mondays with Ryan Scott Oliver!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2014

The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two have teamed up with some of New York's brightest up and coming composers and BroadwayWorld.com every Monday night for their spring concert series, Murderous Musical Mondays. Composer Ryan Scott Oliver launched the series last night, March 24th, 2014, immediately following the 7pm performance of Murder for Twoat New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and you can check out exclusive highlights below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ryan Scott Oliver Kicks Off Murderous Musical Mondays at MURDER FOR TWO
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 25, 2014

The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two have teamed up with some of New York's brightest up and coming composers and BroadwayWorld.com every Monday night for their spring concert series, Murderous Musical Mondays. Composer Ryan Scott Oliver launched the series last night, March 24th, 2014, immediately following the 7pm performance of Murder for Two at New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Songwriting Duo Sam Carner & Derek Gregor Team Up With Bobby Cronin for Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

Songwriting duo Sam Carner & Derek Gregor are teaming up with composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin to help raise funds for the 'Building Hope' project of the 11th Hour Rescue by raffling off tickets to two upcoming musical theater concerts. (more...)

MAMA AND HER BOYS Extends Through 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Due to overwhelming ticket demand the critically acclaimed musical Mama and Her Boys has again extended it's return New York engagement. Tickets are now on sale through May 7. Performances continue Wednesdays at 8:30pm at Sophies at Broadway, 318 W. 53rd St. between 8th and 9th Avenue. Creators and original cast members Ethan Paulini and Wendy Watson will appear on April 23 and May 7. The current cast includes original New York cast member Erik Keiser joined by Sarah Kleeman and Steven Boyd Baker. Paulini will stage and choreograph with musical direction by Lilli Wosk. Co-Creator Christopher Sidoli serves as musical consultant and Tony nominee Linda Kline serves as script consultant. The score features contributions from Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Drew Overcash, Sally Fingerett and Tony nominee Lucy Simon. The run is produced by CEW Productions and Sophies. Tickets ($25-$32.50 in advance, $30-$35 at the Box Office) are available by calling (212) 757-2323, visiting brownpapertickets.com or reserving at mamaandherboysmusical@yahoo.com. More information is also available at www.ethanpaulini.com/mama-and-her-boys. (more...)

Your favorite songwriters kill it at Murderous Musical Mondays!
by Contests - Broadway - Mar 20, 2014


Meet the Composers of MURDEROUS MUSICAL MONDAYS- Spotlight on Ryan Scott Oliver!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 19, 2014

Below, Oliver shares some juicy details on his upcoming concert! (more...)

Original Cast Member Jeff Blumenkrantz Will Return to Off-Broadway's MURDER FOR TWO Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Producers Jayson Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelson and Second Stage Theatre announced today that Murder For Two original cast member Jeff Blumenkrantz will be returning to the hit musical comedy, reprising his role of 'The Suspects' beginning Monday, March 17, 2014. Blumenkrantz, fresh from the critically acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd at New York Philharmonic, is taking over for composer Joe Kinosian, who joined the cast on Monday, January 20, 2014. Blumenkrantz reunites with current star Brett Ryback in the original musical featuring book and music by Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and direction by Scott Schwartz. The New York production of Murder For Two began performances at New World Stages on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, officially opened on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 and recently extended to July 6, 2014. (more...)

Ryan Scott Oliver to Kick Off MURDEROUS MUSICAL MONDAYS Concert Series at MURDER FOR TWO on 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder For Two are teaming up with some of New York's brightest up and coming composers and BroadwayWorld.com every Monday night for their spring concert series, Murderous Musical Mondays. Composer Ryan Scott Oliver will launch the series on Monday, March 24th, 2014, immediately following the 7pm performance of Murder For Two at New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street). (more...)

NJ Rep Premieres New Musical DATE OF A LIFETIME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will present the new musical 'Date of a Lifetime' with book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr., produced in association with Hat on a Hat, LLC, tonight, March 6 through April 6, 2014 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch. Marlo Hunter is the Director/Choreographer and Daniel Rein is the Musical Director. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Tituss Burgess, Ashley Spencer and More to Perform the Works of Carner & Gregor at 54 Below, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, two of New York's hottest up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams, will present an evening of their diverse, award-winning material at 54 Below, sung by Broadway stars including Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Bonnie and Clyde, SMASH, The Last Five Years), Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys, Guys and Dolls), Sarah Stiles (Avenue Q, ...Spelling Bee, Into the Woods), Jackie Burns (Wicked, Hair, If/Then), Ashley Spencer (Pricilla... Hairspray, Rock of Ages), and many more on April 1. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Musical MAMA AND HER BOYS Extends Its Return New York Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Due to overwhelming ticket demand the critically acclaimed musical Mama and Her Boys has extended its return New York engagement. Performances will continue until April 23. The Tuesday at 9pm performance schedule continues through March 4. Beginning March 12, performances will move to Wednesdays at 8:30pm at Sophies at Broadway, 318 W. 53rd St. between 8th and 9th Avenue. (more...)

DATE OF A LIFETIME to Run 3/6-4/6 at NJ Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

It's a jungle out there! Finding a soul mate can be an exhausting experience for lonely hearts looking for love in all the wrong places. But for Marvin and Katie, it's kismet when their eyes first meet at a speed dating event. During their brief time together, they imagine what their lives would be like if they allowed this momentary encounter to evolve to the next level. Their decisions may determine their entire future and whether this will turn out to be a date from hell or a date of a lifetime. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside MURDER FOR TWO's Love: The Concert!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 13, 2014

Love is in the air at Murder for Two! On Monday night, the creative team of the hit musical comedy along with friends and special guests as they attempt to solve the mysteries of love at Love: The Concert on February 10, 2014 at New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street) immediately following the 7pm performance. Check out photos from the special concert below! (more...)

MAMA AND HER BOYS Begins Performances Tonight at Sophies at Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The critically acclaimed musical Mama and Her Boys returns to New York for a limited engagement beginning February 11 at the brand new Sophies at Broadway, 318 W. 53rd St. between 8th and 9th Avenue. Performances will continue Tuesdays at 9pm through March 4. Created by Ethan Paulini, Christopher Sidoli and Wendy Watson. The cast includes original New York cast member Erik Keiser with Sarah Kleeman and Steven Boyd Baker. Paulini will stage and choreograph with production design by Shaun Daley. Tony nominee Linda Kline serves as script consultant. The score features contributions from Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Drew Overcash, Sally Fingerett and Tony nominee Lucy Simon. The run is produced by CEW Productions and Sophies. Tickets ($22.50-$32.50 in advance, $25-$35 at the Box Office) are now on sale and are available by calling (212) 757-2323 visiting www.sophiesnyc.com or reserving at mamaandherboysmusical@yahoo.com. (more...)

Pittsburgh International Children's Theater to Present THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, 2/16-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

Pittsburgh International Children's Theater, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Theatreworks USA's The Teacher from the Black Lagoon & Other Story Books ('Dogzilla,' 'I Want My Hat Back,' 'Grumpy Bird,' 'Lily's Purple Plastic Purse,' 'Love Splat (Splat the Cat),' and 'The Grasshopper and the Ant') from February 16-23, 2014, at six performance locations throughout the area. (more...)

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