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Ann Hampton Callaway to Release New Christmas Album This FallAnn Hampton Callaway to Release New Christmas Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS is a new collection of Christmas songs interpreted by multiplatinum-selling singer, Tony nominated actress, pianist and leading champion of the American songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway, with lyrics by two-time Emmy® Award winner William Schermerhorn, and featuring twenty-nine of the world's best jazz musicians, including Five Play, New York Voices, Hubert Laws, Claudio Roditi, Gerald Albright, The Ted Rosenthal Trio and more. The recording will be released on Friday, October 9 by the MCG Jazz record label (Marty Ashby, producer). (more...)

Matthew J. Taylor, Kaitlin Lawrence and Caitlin Ehlinger to Lead 42nd STREET in Chicago This SpringMatthew J. Taylor, Kaitlin Lawrence and Caitlin Ehlinger to Lead 42nd STREET in Chicago This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) with a sparkling new production, March 8 - March 20, 2016. 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  NYMF Musical CLAUDIO QUEST Spoofs the Mario BrothersBWW Reviews: NYMF Musical CLAUDIO QUEST Spoofs the Mario Brothers
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2015

Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet's musical comedy is a gleeful valentine to Nintendo video games. (more...)

John Tartaglia to Direct CLAUDIO QUEST: A SUPER NEW MUSICAL at NYMFJohn Tartaglia to Direct CLAUDIO QUEST: A SUPER NEW MUSICAL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

CLAUDIO QUEST, a super new musical, receives its New York premiere this July as part of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. With a book, music and lyrics Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet and direction by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), CLAUDIO QUEST begins performances July 7, 2015 at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Theatre and runs through July 14, 2015.  Individual tickets go on sale Monday, June 15 and can be purchased at www.claudioquest.com.  (more...)

Jason Graae to Headline Encompass Grand Cabaret Gala, 6/29Jason Graae to Headline Encompass Grand Cabaret Gala, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Join Encompass for this spectacular one night only benefit event in a unique Tribeca penthouse with a grand outdoor terrace featuring panoramic NYC views, to take place at 66 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013 (between Church Street & Broadway) in the penthouse of Mr. Chip Seelig. In addition to an evening of great entertainment, guests can also expect savory hors d'oeuvres and enjoy wines from Mr. Seelig's private collection. (more...)

CARSON - THE MUSICAL Workshop Set for September; Creator Henry Bushkin Wins Book LawsuitCARSON - THE MUSICAL Workshop Set for September; Creator Henry Bushkin Wins Book Lawsuit
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Showbiz411 writes that CARSON - THE MUSICAL creator Henry Bushkin won a lawsuit today brought by Bruce Singer, Sharon Stone's brother-in-law, who had claimed he was owed money from sales of Bushkin's book about Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show. Showbiz also reports that Bushkin's CARSON - THE MUSICAL, based on his book about the late-night host, is getting ready for a workshop in September. (more...)

Jason Graae to Perform at Encompass New Opera Theatre's 2015 Gala, 6/29Jason Graae to Perform at Encompass New Opera Theatre's 2015 Gala, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, announced today that cabaret and Broadway star Jason Graae will be the featured performer at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala in Manhattan on June 29th, 2015.  (more...)

54 SINGS Series Named Show of the Year at 2015 MAC Awards; All the Winners!54 SINGS Series Named Show of the Year at 2015 MAC Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

At a ceremony held last night in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2015 MAC Awards. The show was hosted by Karen Mason, with musical direction by Barry Levitt, and was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Writers Feted in A LITTLE NEW MUSIC 7 at RockwellPhoto Flash: Musical Theatre Writers Feted in A LITTLE NEW MUSIC 7 at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC 7 was held on Tuesday, March 10th at Rockwell: Table and Stage in Los Angeles, with Jordan Kai Burnett as host/emcee and Bryan Blaskie as music director. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC 7 to Play the Rockwell Next WeekA LITTLE NEW MUSIC 7 to Play the Rockwell Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Keeping with their successful tradition of premiering new and unpublished material, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz with a highly inventive program featuring Broadway and local talent. Returning as hostess and chanteuse is the spicy Jordan Kai Burnett (SEUSSICAL), joined by music director Bryan Blaskie (VICTORIAN COURTING AND ZOMBIES) and band. (more...)

Emily Skinner, Steve Kazee, 'LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD' and More Set for Rockwell Next MonthEmily Skinner, Steve Kazee, 'LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD' and More Set for Rockwell Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Los Feliz is raining shows and show tunes this March at ROCKWELL Table and Stage, L.A.'s premier spot for extraordinary entertainment and sensational dining experiences (for before, during or after the shows!) - where you can have a great lunch or dinner on our outside patio, enjoy specialty cocktails and see some of the best entertainment Los Angeles has to offer! (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Set for Rockwell: Table & Stage, 3/10A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Set for Rockwell: Table & Stage, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Keeping with their successful tradition of premiering new and unpublished material, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz with an exciting program featuring Broadway and local talent. Returning as hostess and chanteuse is the spicy Jordan Kai Burnett (SEUSSICAL), joined by music director Bryan Blaskie (VICTORIAN COURTING AND ZOMBIES) and band. (more...)

SOMEWHERE IN TIME Workshops, Starring Laura Osnes & Ryan Silverman, Begin TodaySOMEWHERE IN TIME Workshops, Starring Laura Osnes & Ryan Silverman, Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Workshop presentations begin today, February 5, for the Broadway-bound musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

ROBIN BAXTER'S BEAUTY TIPS & CHAINSAW REPAIR SHOW Set for Metro Baptist Church, 2/8ROBIN BAXTER'S BEAUTY TIPS & CHAINSAW REPAIR SHOW Set for Metro Baptist Church, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

She's baaaack! Broadway's Robin Baxter (Mamma Mia, Footloose) will present Robin Baxter's Bipolar Beauty Tips & Chainsaw Repair Show, her tumultuous journey on and off Broadway with bipolar illness, for one night only at Metro Baptist Church (410 West 40th Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Sunday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. Directed by Jay Rogers (When Pigs Fly, Whoop-Dee-Doo!)with Musical Direction by Doug Katsaros (Somewhere in Time, The Toxic Avenger) the evening will include a mix of cabaret, music, song - and power point, as Ms. Baxter literally and figuratively takes a chainsaw to the stigma of mental health. Tickets are free, although donations will be accepted at the door. There will be a live chainsaw present. For more information, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/r-b-s-bipolar-beautytips-chainsaw-repair-show. (more...)

Full Cast Set for SOMEWHERE IN TIME Workshops, Starring Laura Osnes & Ryan SilvermanFull Cast Set for SOMEWHERE IN TIME Workshops, Starring Laura Osnes & Ryan Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Casting is complete for the upcoming workshop presentations of the Broadway-bound musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

Mainstreet Musicals to Hold Music Festivals, 1/10-11Mainstreet Musicals to Hold Music Festivals, 1/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2014

On Jan 10th and 11th, Mainstreet Musicals will launch its premiere festival season with the Philadelphia /Mainstreet Festival of New Musicals - presenting three new musicals in concert readings at Temple University's Randall Theatre, 1301 West Norris St. Philadelphia, PA 19122. (more...)

Ryan Silverman to Join Laura Osnes, Marc Kudisch in Workshop Presentations of SOMEWHERE IN TIMERyan Silverman to Join Laura Osnes, Marc Kudisch in Workshop Presentations of SOMEWHERE IN TIME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

This February, Drama Desk Award nominee Ryan Silverman (Side Show, Chicago) will lead the cast in workshop presentations of the new Broadway-bound musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

Tony Nominee Marc Kudisch to Join Laura Osnes in Workshop Presentations of SOMEWHERE IN TIMETony Nominee Marc Kudisch to Join Laura Osnes in Workshop Presentations of SOMEWHERE IN TIME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) is set to co-star with two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde) in the upcoming workshop presentations of the new Broadway-bound musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

Main Street Musicals' Festival of New Musicals Set for Next MonthMain Street Musicals' Festival of New Musicals Set for Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

On Jan 10th and 11th, Mainstreet Musicals will launch its premiere festival season with the Philadelphia /Mainstreet Festival of New Musicals - presenting three new musicals in concert readings at Temple University's Randall Theatre, 1301 West Norris St. Philadelphia, PA 19122. Mainstreet Musicals is a New York-based organization whose mission is to encourage the development of new musicals by sharing some of the finest through annual regional festivals. Submissions are evaluated by a jury of professional theatre directors. Actor John Lithgow, serving as Mainstreet's 2014 Guest Artistic Director, made the final selection and commented, "I found the quality of these pieces to be extremely high, offering abundant evidence that wonderful work is out there waiting to be discovered." (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Lead Workshops of New Musical SOMEWHERE IN TIME in 2015Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Lead Workshops of New Musical SOMEWHERE IN TIME in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

This February, two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde) will lead the cast of workshop presentations of the new Broadway-bound musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

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