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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 13th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 13, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the Mosh Pit's 5th Birthday! We start off with the Broadway In Chicago Millennium Park concert, and bring you casting news for 'Evil Dead' and Dee Snider's 'Christmas Tale,' plus the latest from the Marriott Theatre, two northside shows about popular music, The Improvised Sondheim Project and Aurora's cast of 'Cats!' I think I need some cake.... (more...)

Chicagoans Bill McGough, Adam Michaels, Christina Nieves & More to Join Dee Snider in 'ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE' at the Broadway Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced the casting and creative team for the world premiere of DEE SNIDER'S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE, written by and starring iconic rocker Dee Snider, directed by Adam John Hunter and produced by John B. Yonover in association with Vicki and Bob Liggett, Charles Brennan and Mary and John Cooper. DEE SNIDER'S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) Nov. 4, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Mara Davi & More to Lead SOMEWHERE IN TIME Industry Reading, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

On Thursday, July 31, the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of Richard Matheson's acclaimed novel and Universal Pictures film SOMEWHERE IN TIME will be presented at a private industry reading in midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Andy Monroe and Amanda Yesnowitz Headline NYTB's New Works Series, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The July installment of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series features selections from new musicals written by Andy Monroe (The Kid) and Amanda Yesnowitz (the Broadway bound Somehwere in Time), on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Daryl Roth Theatre's D-Lounge. The monthly New Works Series, now in its 7th year at the Daryl Roth Theatre, is the core of New York Theatre Barn's new work development process for emerging writers and new musicals. (more...)

MOLLY SWEENEY, Songwriter Showcase & More Set for The Human Race Theatre Company's Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The Human Race Theatre Company's mission to further the development of new works takes center stage with its summer Festival of New Musicals. For the seventh annual event, Producing Artistic Director Kevin Moore has selected Molly Sweeney: A Musical, an adaptation of Brian Friel's 1994 play by the same name, and created The Songwriter Showcase, a new concert production featuring a collection of songs from musicals in development by Festival alumni and writers new to Human Race audiences. (more...)

FREE Download! Grab Idina Menzel Singing 'The Star Spangled Banner' Now!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

In honor of the 200th Anniversary of 'The Star Spangled Banner,' Broadway superstar and Tony Award winner Idina Menzel will inspire the entire nation with her heartfelt rendition of the National Anthem. Idina's spectacular version of 'The Star Spangled Banner' featuring Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA will be available as a free limited time download starting today! The download will be available until July 5th on macys.com/fireworks. (more...)

Seattle/ Mainstreet Festival of New Musicals Company Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Seattle / Mainstreet Festival of New Musicals will take over Fremont's West of Lenin Theatre, presenting three brand new musicals, three late-night trivia cabarets, an evening of pitch sessions for fresh, up-and-coming musicals; and a final concert featuring all-Seattle talent performing pieces written by all-Seattle composers! (more...)

Idina Menzel to Perform Star Spangled Banner for Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Kickoff with Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

On Friday, July 4th the acclaimed vocal ensemble Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA will be adding their signature harmonies to the score of the most dazzling pyrotechnics as the 38th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks ignite the sky over New York City - Live from the Brooklyn Bridge. (more...)

Seattle/Mainstreet Festival of New Musicals Set for 6/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Seattle / Mainstreet Festival of New Musicals will take over Fremont's West of Lenin Theatre, presenting three brand new musicals, three late-night trivia cabarets, an evening of pitch sessions for fresh, up-and-coming musicals; and a final concert featuring all-Seattle talent performing pieces written by all-Seattle composers! (more...)

Klea Blackhurst Set for Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, announced today that Klea Blackburst, actress, singer and comedienne best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, will be the featured performer at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala in Manhattan on June 25th, 2014. The benefit will take place at 7:00 PM in a spacious penthouse with panoramic views at 66 Leonard Street. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst to Perform at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, announced today that Klea Blackburst, actress, singer and comedienne best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, will be the featured performer at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala in Manhattan on June 25th, 2014. The benefit will take place at 7:00 PM in a spacious penthouse with panoramic views at 66 Leonard Street. (more...)

Mainstreet Musicals to Launch Festival Season at The Muny in St. Louis, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

On May 3rd and 4th, Mainstreet Musicals will launch its premiere festival season with the St. Louis/Mainstreet Festival of New Musicals - presenting three new musicals in concert readings at The Muny - Orthwein Hall, #1 Theatre Drive, St Louis, MO. (more...)

SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL Extends thru May 21 at Thick House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical with Music by Doug Katsaros and Lyrics / Book by Diane Sampson - A world premiere production in this exclusive Off a Cliff / PlayGround co-production in San Francisco has been extended! Due to popular demand - six Performances have been added! Now playing thru May 21, 2014. (more...)

Amy Spanger, Jenna Leigh Green and More Set for LIKE YOU LIKE IT Lineup at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The worldwide celebration of Shakespeare's 450th Birthday comes to New York at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in a concert of the award-winning Like You Like It, the musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s. (more...)

Amy Spanger, Jenna Leigh Green & More Join LIKE YOU LIKE IT Lineup at 54 Below, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The worldwide celebration of Shakespeare's 450th Birthday comes to New York at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in a concert of the award-winning Like You Like It, the musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s. (more...)

SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL Makes World Premiere at Thick House, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical with Music by Doug Katsaros and Lyrics / Book by Diane Sampson will have its world premiere in this exclusive Off a Cliff / PlayGround co-production in San Francisco for a limited engagement, running four weeks only. (more...)

SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL to Make World Premiere at Thick House, 4/17-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical with Music by Doug Katsaros and Lyrics / Book by Diane Sampson will have its world premiere in this exclusive Off a Cliff / PlayGround co-production in San Francisco for a limited engagement, running four weeks only. (more...)

CETM to Present MERTON OF THE MOVIES: THE MUSICAL Concert, 3/7 - 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2014

A MUSICAL MERTON IN MONTREAL CETM Inc. will bring the English-language concert version of MERTON OF THE MOVIES: THE MUSICAL to Montreal on March 7, 8 and 9. MERTON OF THE MOVIES is an uproarious new musical by Donald Brenner (Book) and Doug Katsaros (Music and Lyrics) set in the rollicking age of the Keystone Cops, Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. MERTON OF THE MOVIES grabs your heart and tickles your funny bone while tripping through Hollywood in the madcap era of silent movies. (more...)

GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Cast Album Now Available on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

The original cast recording of the George Street Playhouse's world-premiere production of the new Broadway-bound musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER is now available for digital download on iTunes. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to Return to Rockwell: Table & Stage, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2013

Having established itself as the premier showcase of new musical theatre in Los Angeles, selling out its first two shows in May and September, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC is making its final return to Rockwell: Table & Stage in 2013 on December 10, 2013. (more...)

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