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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...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Inside IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE 13 at 54 Below with Melissa Errico, Jenna Leigh Green & MorePhoto Flash Exclusive: Inside IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE 13 at 54 Below with Melissa Errico, Jenna Leigh Green & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 13, the thirteenth edition of the Bistro Award-winning series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from underappreciated Broadway and off-Broadway musicals, was held Monday, November 3 at 54 Below. The show featured performances and stories from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows. (more...)

BWW Exclusive! Photo Flash: Melissa Errico, Jenna Leigh Green, and More in IF IT ONLY RUNS A MINUTE 13BWW Exclusive! Photo Flash: Melissa Errico, Jenna Leigh Green, and More in IF IT ONLY RUNS A MINUTE 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 13 was the thirteenth edition of the Bistro Award-winning series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from underappreciated Broadway and off-Broadway musicals. The show featured performances and stories from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows at 54 Below on Nov. 3. BroadwayWorld brings exclusive photos of the event below! (more...)

A.J. Shively to Star in Abingdon's MERTON OF THE MOVIES Concert Reading; Full Cast Announced!A.J. Shively to Star in Abingdon's MERTON OF THE MOVIES Concert Reading; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a concert reading of MERTON OF THE MOVIES -- an uproarious new musical comedy set in the rollicking age of Keystone Cops, Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton -- with book by Donald Brenner, music and lyrics by Doug Katsaros, on Monday, December 8 at 7pm at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street) in Manhattan. Donald Brenner, whose directorial credits include MARCH MADNESS and the upcoming MALLORCA at Abingdon, will direct. (more...)

David Friedman Launches Fundraising Campaign for New CD: Nancy LaMott Sings David ZippelDavid Friedman Launches Fundraising Campaign for New CD: Nancy LaMott Sings David Zippel
by Anna Bencivengo - Oct 6, 2014

David Friedman and the 'Nancy LaMott Sings David Zippel' team have started a fundraising campaign for a new album by the gifted and beloved late singer Nancy LaMott, called 'Nancy LaMott Sings David Zippel.' It is a collection of rare performances of Nancy singing songs with lyrics by her dear friend, Tony Award winning and Academy Award nominated lyricist David Zippel. (more...)

THE MAC/GMTWP Songwriters Showcase: 'New from NYU - Songs for Cabaret Artists' Set for 10/11THE MAC/GMTWP Songwriters Showcase: 'New from NYU - Songs for Cabaret Artists' Set for 10/11
by Anna Bencivengo - Oct 6, 2014

The event will be on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program ("GMTWP") Black Box Theatre, 2nd floor, followed by a meet-and-greet with the writers and performers. (more...)

CARSON - THE MUSICAL Workshop to be Held in New York this Year; Joan Rivers, Don Rickles & More Confirmed as CharactersCARSON - THE MUSICAL Workshop to be Held in New York this Year; Joan Rivers, Don Rickles & More Confirmed as Characters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Henry Bushkin's new Johnny Carson/TONIGHT SHOW musical, based on his own book about the late-night host, is quickly shaping up. (more...)

The Next Wave Festival of New Musicals Runs 9/25-28 at Calixa-Lavallée and Lion d'OrThe Next Wave Festival of New Musicals Runs 9/25-28 at Calixa-Lavallée and Lion d'Or
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

CETM (The Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal) presents the 7th annual Next Wave Festival of New Musicals, a unique showcase for new musicals in development from Montreal and around the globe. Montreal-based artists are featured, including emerging writers and composers, as well as international guest performers. The Next Wave Festival is a world-class collection of performances, educational presentations and special events for musical theatre lovers and practitioners, as well as newbies to this incomparable artistic discipline. This year's exciting line-up will be presented at Calixa-Lavallee (in Parc Lafontaine) and Lion d'Or (at the Lionceau Room) from September 25 to 28. Various presentations are offered in French, in English, or in both languages. Audiences are also invited to enjoy three free events during the Festival. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 13th, 2014'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 PlayhouseChicagoans 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, 7/31Andrew 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, 7/21Andy 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 MusicalsMOLLY SWEENEY, Songwriter Showcase & More Set for The Human Race Theatre Company's Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 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!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 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 USAIdina 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 6/18-23Seattle/Mainstreet Festival of New Musicals Set for 6/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 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...)

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