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Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab Presents Tracy Sallows' CURIOUS & RARE at Snapple Theatre Center, 2/20
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 24, 2014

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab's Co-Producing Artistic Directors Frank Evans and Stephen Hanks are proud to announce that the final production of the 2013-14 season from the not-for-profit musical theater development is CURIOUS & RARE, written by Broadway, film, and TV actress and playwright Tracy Sallows (who has also appeared in previous MMTL productions). The presentation will be on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 PM at The Snapple Theatre Center on Broadway and 50th Street. 3rd Floor, Jerry Orbach Theatre. Reservations at 212-989-6706 or MusicalMondays@aol.com. Regular Admission: $18. Students/Seniors $13. (more...)

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab Presents THE CURSE OF BATVIA at Snapple Theatre Tonight
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 12, 2013

The not-for-profit musical theater development group Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab (formerly Musical Mondays Theatre Lab) has announced that the second show of its 2013-2014 season is the musical comedy, THE CURSE OF BATVIA. This original and seriously silly musical comedy concerns a missing dog, a missing book of spells from a far-off, vaguely Eastern European country, and four characters on the loose in an English manor house, two of whom need to find the counter spell before an ancient, lycanthropic curse comes true forever. (more...)

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE CURSE OF BATVIA, 12/12 at 6:30pm at Snapple Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

The not-for-profit musical theater development group Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab (formerly Musical Mondays Theatre Lab) has announced that the second show of its 2013-2014 season is the musical comedy, THE CURSE OF BATVIA. This original and seriously silly musical comedy concerns a missing dog, a missing book of spells from a far-off, vaguely Eastern European country, and four characters on the loose in an English manor house, two of whom need to find the counter spell before an ancient, lycanthropic curse comes true forever. (more...)

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE CURSE OF BATAVIA Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

The not-for-profit musical theater development group Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab (formerly Musical Mondays Theatre Lab) has announced that the second show of its 2013-2014 season is the musical comedy, THE CURSE OF BATVIA. This original and seriously silly musical comedy concerns a missing dog, a missing book of spells from a far-off, vaguely Eastern European country, and four characters on the loose in an English manor house, two of whom need to find the counter spell before an ancient, lycanthropic curse comes true forever. (more...)

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE CURSE OF BATVIA, 12/12 at 6:30pm at Snapple Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2013

The not-for-profit musical theater development group Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab (formerly Musical Mondays Theatre Lab) has announced that the second show of its 2013-2014 season is the musical comedy, THE CURSE OF BATVIA. This original and seriously silly musical comedy concerns a missing dog, a missing book of spells from a far-off, vaguely Eastern European country, and four characters on the loose in an English manor house, two of whom need to find the counter spell before an ancient, lycanthropic curse comes true forever. (more...)

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab Announces THE CURSE OF BATVIA as Next Presentation at Snapple Theatre, 12/12
by Stephen Hanks - Nov 23, 2013

The not-for-profit musical theater development group Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab (formerly Musical Mondays Theatre Lab) has announced that the second show of its 2013-2014 season is the musical comedy, THE CURSE OF BATVIA. This original and seriously silly musical comedy concerns a missing dog, a missing book of spells from a far-off, vaguely Eastern European country, and four characters on the loose in an English manor house, two of whom need to find the counter spell before an ancient, lycanthropic curse comes true forever. (more...)

WALDEN Musical Reading at Judson Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

Walden, a story-theatre style musical adaptation of Thoreau's best seller, featuring his work on the underground railroad and his star-crossed romance will be performed as a stage reading today, Monday, October 7th at The Gym at Judson Memorial Church. Book and Lyrics for Walden are written by Katherine Brann Fredricks and the music is composed by Bert Draesel. Brian Maschka directs a cast of eleven including Drew Aber, Cole Burden, Tyrone Davis, Jr, Susannah Jones, Lisa CM Lamothe, Rob Langeder, Heather Lundstedt, Ronnie Nelson, Doug Shapiro, Thalia St. Hubert and Stephanie Umoh. (more...)

WALDEN Musical Gets 10/7 Reading at Judson
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

Walden, a story-theatre style musical adaptation of Thoreau's best seller, featuring his work on the underground railroad and his star-crossed romance will be performed as a stage reading on Monday October 7th at The Gym at Judson Memorial Church. Book and Lyrics for Walden are written by Katherine Brann Fredricks and the music is composed by Bert Draesel. Brian Maschka directs a cast of eleven including Drew Aber, Cole Burden, Tyrone Davis, Jr, Susannah Jones, Lisa CM Lamothe, Rob Langeder, Heather Lundstedt, Ronnie Nelson, Doug Shapiro, Thalia St. Hubert and Stephanie Umoh. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jackie Hoffman, Danny Burstein & More in Transport Group's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and OBIE award-winning theatre company, just presented a one-night-only, all-star concert of the acclaimed 1959 Broadway classic musical Once Upon A Mattress at the The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre in The Pershing Square Signature Center. Leading the company were Jackie Hoffman as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson as Queen Aggravain with Danny Burstein (Follies) as King Sextimus, Tony nominee John Cariani (Fiddler on the Roof) as The Jester, Jill Paice (Curtains) as Lady Larken, Drama Desk nominee Lewis Cleale (The Book of Mormon) as Sir Harry, OBIE winner Jonathan Hammond (The Boys in the Band) as The Wizard, Stanley Bahorek (Queen of the Mist) as The Minstrel, and Drama Desk nominee David Rossmer (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Prince Dauntless. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special concert below! (more...)

Danny Burstein, Jackie Hoffman and More Lead ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and OBIE award-winning theatre company, presents the one-night-only, all-star concert of the acclaimed 1959 Broadway classic musical Once Upon A Mattress tonight, June 17 at 7pmat the The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre in The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. (more...)

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Benefit Concert Adds Danny Burstein and John Carian, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced additional casting for the one-night-only, all-star concert of the acclaimed 1959 Broadway classic musical Once Upon A Mattress on Monday, June 17 at 7pmat the The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre in The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. Joining previously announced Jackie Hoffman as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson as Queen Aggravain are Tony nominee Danny Burstein (Follies) as King Sextimus, Tony nominee John Cariani (Fiddler on the Roof) as The Jester, Jill Paice (Curtains) as Lady Larken, Drama Desk nominee Lewis Cleale (The Book of Mormon) as Sir Harry, OBIE winner Jonathan Hammond (The Boys in the Band) as The Wizard, Stanley Bahorek (Queen of the Mist) as The Minstrel, and Drama Desk nominee David Rossmer (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Prince Dauntless. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Stages New Musical WALDEN, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity presents Walden, a story-theatre style musical adaptation of Thoreau's best seller, featuring his work on the underground railroad and his star-crossed romance. Six performances for Walden will be held at the Robert Moss Theatre, 440 Lafayette Street, NYC from today, May 29-June 15 as part of The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place May 29th through June 23rd at Gene Frankel and Robert Moss Theatres in New York City. (more...)

WALDEN Set for The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity presents Walden, a story-theatre style musical adaptation of Thoreau's best seller, featuring his work on the underground railroad and his star-crossed romance. Book and Lyrics for Walden are written by Katherine Brann Fredricks and the music is composed by Bert Draesel. Brian Maschka directs a cast of ten including Drew Aber, Cole Burden, Susannah Jones, Lisa Lamothe, Heather Lundstedt, Ronnie Nelson, Kurt Robbins, Thalia St. Hubert, Doug Shapiro, Forest VanDyke, with additional cast members to be announced shortly. Six performances for Walden will be held at the Robert Moss Theatre, 440 Lafayette Street, NYC from May 29-June 15 as part of The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place May 29th through June 23rd at Gene Frankel and Robert Moss Theatres in New York City. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity to Stage New Musical WALDEN, 5/29-6/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity presents Walden, a story-theatre style musical adaptation of Thoreau's best seller, featuring his work on the underground railroad and his star-crossed romance. Six performances for Walden will be held at the Robert Moss Theatre, 440 Lafayette Street, NYC from May 29-June 15 as part of The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place May 29th through June 23rd at Gene Frankel and Robert Moss Theatres in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Christine Ebersole, Jill Paice, and More at Charles Bloom's Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

Composer/lyricist Charles Bloom's debut recording, titled Music and Lyrics by Charles Bloom: IN HERE was just released by Sonic Landscapes. Check out photos from the release party below! (more...)

HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO Cast Recording Features Broadway's Carey Anderson, Lori Hammel, Edward Juvier & More, Out Today 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2012

WonderWorks, Inc. previously announced today's October 1, 2012, release of a studio cast recording of HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO, an all-original, Halloween-themed musical revue with book, music, and lyrics by Jennifer Winegardner. (more...)

HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO Cast Recording to Feature Broadway's Carey Anderson, Lori Hammel, Edward Juvier & More, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2012

WonderWorks, Inc. has announced the October 1, 2012, release of a studio cast recording of HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO, an all-original, Halloween-themed musical revue with book, music, and lyrics by Jennifer Winegardner. (more...)

SPANDEX Presents 2nd Industry Reading Tonight, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

Spandex, a new musical set amidst the blistering world of the 1980's aerobics movement, will have its debut reading for industry tonight, June 14th, at 440 Studios (440 Lafayette Street). (more...)

SPANDEX Presents 2nd Industry Reading, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2012

Spandex, a new musical set amidst the blistering world of the 1980's aerobics movement, will have its debut reading for industry on Thursday, June 14th, at 440 Studios (440 Lafayette Street). (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 20, 2012 - Sunday, May 20, 2012. (more...)

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