Donna Lynne Champlin News

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 08, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) just launched its 2014 season, featuring such stars as Lillias White, J. Robert Spencer, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jennifer Simard, Robin De Jesus, and more.NYMF exists to revitalize musical theatre culture by discovering and promoting new musical theatre artists, producers and projects; nurturing a vibrant and innovative artistic community; and connecting one of America's greatest art forms with a diverse, contemporary audience. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside opening night below! (more...)

Donna Lynne Champlin Launches Online Auction to Raise Funds for ALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Broadway's Donna Lynne Champlin (Sweeney Todd, Billy Elliott, Hollywood Arms) announces Ode To Joy, a national online auction of one-of-a-kind Broadway, film and TV memorabilia donated by her friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry to raise funds for her sister-in-law Joy Parker, one of a handful of young women in the United States living with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The auction will go live today, Tuesday, June 10 and continue through Friday, June 20. (more...)

LEARNING HOW TO DROWN Reading Set for Pearl Studios This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Industry readings of the new musical Learning How to Drown will be presented in Manhattan this weekend, May 29-30 at Pearl Studios. (more...)

Donna Lynne Champlin to Make Directorial Debut with VALUEVILLE at NYMF, 7/7-13
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

ValueVille, the musical about one man's hellish experience working the night-shift at a giant superstore -- where nothing is what it seems, is an official selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project (NYMF), and starts on July 7th at PTC Performance Space. ValueVille is one of the 10 plays chosen from among the over 250 submissions to this year's festival. (more...)

Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and from The Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)

LEARNING HOW TO DROWN Reading Set for Pearl Studios, 5/29-30
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Industry readings of the new musical Learning How to Drown will be presented in Manhattan May 29-30 at Pearl Studios. (more...)

YoungArts Winners from 12 States Named 2014 US Presidential Scholars in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) congratulates the 50th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, announced today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The 20 Scholars in the Arts, all 2014 YoungArts Winners, were nominated to The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars by YoungArts, and selected based on academic, civic and artistic achievement. The award, presented on behalf of the President of the United States, is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an artistically talented graduating high school senior. Each year, up to 141 high school seniors are recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars for their accomplishments. (more...)

Judy Kaye 54 Sings Funny Girl & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Mimi Hines, Tovah Feldshuh, Donna Vivino & More Set for FUNNY GIRL Concert at 54 Below, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Phil Geoffrey Bond will direct FUNNY GIRL, as part of 54 Sings' series, and will feature Carole J. Bufford, Donna Lynne Champlin, Tovah Feldshuh, Debbie Gravitte, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Karen Mason, Julia Murney, Molly Pope, Emily Skinner, John Tartaglia, Donna Vivino and special guest star Mimi Hines. (more...)

Transport Group's ALMOST, MAINE to Be Taped for New York Public Library, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced that its acclaimed production of Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani and directed by Jack Cummings III, will be taped for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on February 27. Almost, Maine opened February 4. (more...)

2014 NYMF Announces Next Link Project Selections
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) today announced the Next Link Project musical selections. The 10 musicals were announced as part of the 11th edition of the Festival, which will take place from July 7 to July 27 at locations around midtown Manhattan in New York City, including The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Love Is In The Frosty Air of ALMOST, MAINE
by Michael Dale - Feb 05, 2014

It's wicked romantic and funny, ayuh. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Transport Group's ALMOST, MAINE
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 05, 2014

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company presents Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani and directed by Jack Cummings III. Due to strong ticket sales, this first New York revival of one of the country's most produced plays will now play through Sunday, March 2 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street at West 4 Street. Opening was last night Tuesday, February 4, and you can check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

Transport Group Extends ALMOST, MAINE Through 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced a one-week extension of Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani and directed by Jack Cummings III. Due to strong ticket sales, this first New York revival of one of the country's most produced plays will now play through Sunday, March 2 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street at West 4 Street. Opening night is set for Tuesday, February 4. (Almost, Maine was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, February 23.) (more...)

Transport Group Theatre Stages ALMOST, MAINE, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Transport Group Theatre Company presents ALMOST, MAINE, A Romantic Comedy by John Cariani, directed by Jack Cummings III. Previews begin tonight, January 21, with Opening Night set for February 4. The closing performance will be held on February 23, 2014. (more...)

Transport Group Theatre to Stage ALMOST, MAINE, 1/21-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Transport Group Theatre Company presents ALMOST, MAINE, A Romantic Comedy by John Cariani, directed by Jack Cummings III. Previews begin January 21, with Opening Night set for February 4. The closing performance will be held on February 23, 2014. (more...)

Donna Lynne Champlin, Kevin Isola, Kelly McAndrew & More Set for Transport Group's ALMOST, MAINE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced complete casting for the upcoming revival of Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani and directed by Jack Cummings III. Alongside playwright Cariani who will play one of the roles, Almost, Maine will feature Donna Lynne Champlin, Kevin Isola, and Kelly McAndrew. Previews begin Tuesday, January 21 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street at West 4 Street. Opening night is set forTuesday, February 4. Almost, Maine is scheduled to run through Sunday, February 23. (more...)

World Premiere of Terrence McNally's AND AWAY WE GO Extends thru Dec 21 at The Pearl
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

The Pearl Theatre Company continues its 30th anniversary season-the second season in its new home on West 42nd Street-with the world premiere of And Away We Go by four-time Tony Award-winner Terrence McNally. In his first play written for an ensemble of actors, McNally celebrates the classics, acting companies and The Pearl itself. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, HIT LIST Concert & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Pearl Theatre Company's AND AWAY WE GO
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 25, 2013

The Pearl Theatre Company presents Away We Go, by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, who has crafted a play in celebration of classics, acting companies, and The Pearl. The world premiere will play through December 15, and you can check out photos from last night's opening below! (more...)

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