Elyssa Samsel News


by - May 9, 2017

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Arielle Jacobs and Curt Hansen to Star in World Premiere of BETWEEN THE LINES at Kansas City RepArielle Jacobs and Curt Hansen to Star in World Premiere of BETWEEN THE LINES at Kansas City Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will open its 2017/18 season with BETWEEN THE LINES, a new musical based on the best-selling book by New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer that features music and lyrics by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson, book by Timothy Allen McDonald and be directed by Tony Award-nominated director Jeff Calhoun. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arielle Jacobs and More Perform New Works During BMI's Musical Theatre WorkshopPhoto Flash: Arielle Jacobs and More Perform New Works During BMI's Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

This week The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop presented its top works in this year's showcase. The event was held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City and premiered performances of the best of songs written and composed by recent members of this Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony honored workshop. BroadwayWorld has photos from the showcase below! (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Slashes Into KC Rep's 2017-18 SeasonSWEENEY TODD Slashes Into KC Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre announced today that the musical phenomenon SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has been added to its 2017-2018 season in the final mainstage slot. (more...)

BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase to Feature New Musicals in NYC This MayBMI Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase to Feature New Musicals in NYC This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will present its top works in this year's showcase on Monday, May 1st at 4:30 PM. The event will be held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City (10 West 64th Street) and will premiere performances of the best of songs written and composed by recent members of this Drama League-, Drama Desk- and Tony-honored workshop. (more...)

Jodi Picoult Musical BETWEEN THE LINES to Premiere as Part of Kansas City Rep's 2017-18 SeasonJodi Picoult Musical BETWEEN THE LINES to Premiere as Part of Kansas City Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre offered a sneak peek at their diverse 2017-2018 season this evening at a special invitation-only event for Donors and Subscribers announcing the featured plays and musicals slated for Spencer Theatre and Copaken Stage. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn, Thomas Sadoski, Zach Grenier, Judith Ivey and Peter Scolari to Close Out Vassar's 2016 Powerhouse SeasonAmber Tamblyn, Thomas Sadoski, Zach Grenier, Judith Ivey and Peter Scolari to Close Out Vassar's 2016 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film just announced casting for the final weeks of the 32ndPowerhouse Season, running through July 31st at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. (more...)

Darren Criss, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Platt & More Set for 2016 Junior Theater FestivalDarren Criss, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Platt & More Set for 2016 Junior Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Stage and screen stars Darren Criss (Glee, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, Tuck Everlasting), Ben Platt ("Pitch Perfect", Dear Evan Hansen), Tony-nominated composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, A Christmas Story, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach), Philip McAdoo (The Lion King and Rent), Brad Simmons ("Camp", Lysistrata Jones), Jacob Brent (Cats); Cory Lingner (On the Town), and writing team Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel (Camp-Wish-No-More, My Little Brony) are some of the talent confirmed for the 2016 Junior Theater Festival (#JTF16), it was announced today by Timothy Allen McDonald, founding chairman of iTheatrics and the Junior Theater Group.   (more...)

BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY, Phillipa Soo and More Head to 54 Below This OctoberBROADWAY DOES COUNTRY, Phillipa Soo and More Head to 54 Below This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

This September and October, 54 Below presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Ryann Redmond, Laura Dreyfuss & More Set for LADY PARTS at 54 Below TonightRyann Redmond, Laura Dreyfuss & More Set for LADY PARTS at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

Uter-me, uter-you, uter-us. 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Laura Dreyfus, Ryann Redmond and more in LADY PARTS tonight, September 26, 2015 at 9:30 pm. LADY PARTS is a variety-show-paced evening of comedy featuring original songs by writers of the BMI Workshop about ladies, their parts, and our various experiences with them. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Micky Dolenz & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekJosh Grisetti, Micky Dolenz & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Ryann Redmond, Laura Dreyfuss & More Set for LADY PARTS at 54 BelowRyann Redmond, Laura Dreyfuss & More Set for LADY PARTS at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Uter-me, uter-you, uter-us. 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Laura Dreyfus, Ryann Redmond and more in LADY PARTS on September 26, 2015 at 9:30 pm. LADY PARTS is a variety-show-paced evening of comedy featuring original songs by writers of the BMI Workshop about ladies, their parts, and our various experiences with them.  (more...)

BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY, Phillipa Soo and More Head to 54 Below This OctoberBROADWAY DOES COUNTRY, Phillipa Soo and More Head to 54 Below This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September and October, 54 Below presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Candid Look at the 2015 Drama Desk Nominees!Photo Coverage: A Candid Look at the 2015 Drama Desk Nominees!
by Linda Lenzi - May 6, 2015

Just last month, Judith Light and Jessie Mueller announced the nominations for the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards, with productions like Hamilton, An American in Paris, and Something Rotten! leading the pack. CLICK HERE to check out the full list. Earlier today, the nominees gathered to celebrate at New World Stages and BroadWorld brings you a candid sneak peek into the festivities below! (more...)

Caroline Bowman, Matthew Hydzik, Christina Decicco & More Perform THE WORST PEOPLE YOU KNOW at 54 Below TonightCaroline Bowman, Matthew Hydzik, Christina Decicco & More Perform THE WORST PEOPLE YOU KNOW at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

THE WORST PEOPLE YOU KNOW, are invading 54 BELOW on November 22. In this outrageous concert event, composer NATALIE TENENBAUM and lyricist KEVIN WANZOR join forces to take on the most appalling, annoying and hysterical people New Yorkers encounter. Performed by some of the BEST PERFORMERS YOU KNOW, the comedy concert promises to be a celebration of all our most irritating moments. (more...)

Randy Graff, Dominic Chianese & More Set for 54 Below this WeekRandy Graff, Dominic Chianese & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

MuseMatch 3.0 and Sam Fazio Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekMuseMatch 3.0 and Sam Fazio Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & NovemberPatti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Jeremy Morse, Meetu Chilana, Lauren Marcus & More Set to Satr in LITTLE BITTERS RedingJeremy Morse, Meetu Chilana, Lauren Marcus & More Set to Satr in LITTLE BITTERS Reding
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

David Alan Thornton presents a staged reading of his original musical Little Bitters Monday, September 15 at the Galway Pub. Can you love someone else if you've lost yourself? Little Bitters seeks to answer the question as it follows the up-by-his-bootstraps romantic Mikey, the bitchier-than-thou ex-Jazz-singer Pearl, and the young mother Liz: all trapped behind the service aprons of their local bar. One by one, they discover the small beautiful things in their lives that may- or may not- make them worth the living. With fresh style and a classic charge, Little Bitters highlights the hopes, abuse, selfishness, and victories that live in us all. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, Now thru 9/21Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, Now thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenström Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin tonight, September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5. (more...)

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