Emily S. Grosland News

Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken & Randy Jones Star in World Premiere of THE ANTHEM Off-Broadway, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

JJJ Productions in Association with Culture Project and Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc have announced that the world premiere of THE ANTHEM, an original musical lovingly inspired by the classic Ayn Rand Novella, 'Anthem', with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom will begin previews tonight, May 20, 2014, Off-Broadway at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre on 45 Bleecker Street. This musical helmed by Rachel Klein officially opens on Thursday, May 29, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with ANTHEM's Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken, Randy Jones and More Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The cast of THE ANTHEM, an original musical lovingly inspired by the classic Ayn Rand Novella, 'Anthem', with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom, is currently in rehearsals. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken & Randy Jones to Star in World Premiere of THE ANTHEM Off-Broadway, Begin. 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

JJJ Productions in Association with Culture Project and Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc have announced that the world premiere of THE ANTHEM, an original musical lovingly inspired by the classic Ayn Rand Novella, 'Anthem', with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom will begin previews on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Off-Broadway at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre on 45 Bleecker Street. This musical helmed by Rachel Klein officially opens on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Spiderman's JASON GOTAY, Spring Awakening's REMY ZAKEN and RANDY JONES of The Village People lead a cast of theatrical favorites in this rollicking sci-fi musical, featuring an expansive aerial and circus environment, about a revolt of the young against an evil state. (more...)

EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Play Final Performance 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2013

The Off Broadway premiere of Emotional Creature, the newest play by Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, activist, and The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler, will end its limited engagement as scheduled on Sunday, January 13th. Produced Off Broadway by Carole Black and Pat Mitchell, and directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) with original music and musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, Emotional Creature began previews The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) on Friday, October 26, 2012, and officially opened on Monday, November 12, 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Nov 17, Part 2 - EVITA Channels THE PERFORMERS, PHANTOM Does TWILIGHT & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2012

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our November 17th SIP round-up! Yesterday's evening photos featured shots of the cast of EVITA paying homage to THE PERFORMERS, PHANTOM taking on TWILIGHT, plus peeks backstage at The Public's GIANT, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, NEWSIES, BRING IT ON, ELF, THE BOOK OF MORMON, MARY POPPINS, THE LION KING, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ANYTHING GOES, INNER VOICES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 8 MILLION PROTAGONISTS, EMOTIONAL CREATURES, and possibly the most regional SIPs we've collected yet! (more...)

Photo Flash: Anne Hathaway Visits EMOTIONAL CREATURE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2012

Emotional Creature, the new play written by Tony AwardŽ-winning playwright, performer, activist, and The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler, gets a New York premiere this fall. Directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) with original music and musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, Emotional Creatureopened on November 12, direct from an acclaimed World Premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California. Anne Hathaway just visited the show and you can check out photos of her wit hthe cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside EMOTIONAL CREATURE's Opening Night
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Nov 13, 2012

Emotional Creature, the new play written by Tony AwardŽ-winning playwright, performer, activist, and The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler, gets a New York premiere this fall. Directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) with original music and musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, Emotional Creature opened on last night, November 12, direct from an acclaimed World Premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening and we bring you coverage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EMOTIONAL CREATURE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2012

Producers Carole Black and Pat Mitchell present EMOTIONAL CREATURE, the new play written by Tony AwardŽ-winning playwright, performer, activist, and The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler, will get a New York premiere this fall. Directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) with original music and musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, Emotional Creature will open on Monday, November 12, 2012, direct from an acclaimed World Premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rosario Dawson Hosts Talkback at EMOTIONAL CREATURE
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 29, 2012

On Friday night, Rosario Dawson hosted a special talkback with girls from the Lower East Side Girls Club, immediately following the first preview performance of Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature. Following the talkback, Dawson, Ensler and director Jo Bonney posed for photos with the six-member cast. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of EMOTIONAL CREATURE Meets The Press!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Oct 11, 2012

Producers Carole Black and Pat Mitchell present EMOTIONAL CREATURE, the new play written by Tony AwardŽ-winning playwright, performer, activist, and The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler, will get a New York premiere this fall. Directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) with original music and musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, Emotional Creature will begin previews at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) on Friday, October 26, 2012 with an official opening night set for Monday, November 12, 2012, direct from an acclaimed World Premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California. The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

Eve Ensler Dedicates EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Malala Yousufzai
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2012

"The reason I wrote Emotional Creature was to honor people like Malala Yousufzai - a fearless young activist who is an inspiration to teen girls the world over. We cannot begin this process without keeping her in our thoughts. Today's first rehearsal is dedicated to her bravery, her cause, and what I hope is her speedy recovery." (more...)

BWW Reviews: Eve Ensler's EMOTIONAL CREATURE Empowers and Enthralls at Berkeley Rep
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jul 05, 2012

'Emotional Creature' exemplifies the spirit and heart of Ensler's best-selling book 'I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, shedding light on the joys and challenges as well as the violence faced by girls across the globe. 'Emotional Creature' is a theatrically lit match that will light a fire in your heart and has the potential to spark a girl revolution. (more...)

Eve Ensler's EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

Producers Carole Black and Pat Mitchell announced today that EMOTIONAL CREATURE, the new play written by Tony AwardŽ-winning playwright, performer, activist, and The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler, will get a New York premiere this fall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Eve Ensler's EMOTIONAL CREATURE Empowers and Enthralls at Berkeley Rep
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jun 24, 2012

'Emotional Creature' exemplifies the spirit and heart of Ensler's best-selling book 'I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, shedding light on the joys and challenges as well as the violence faced by girls across the globe. 'Emotional Creature' is a theatrically lit match that will light a fire in your heart and has the potential to spark a girl revolution. (more...)

Photo Flash: Eve Ensler's EMOTIONAL CREATURE at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

EMOTIONAL CREATURE, written by Eve Ensler (Tony Award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues) makes its world premiere at Berkeley Rep now through July 15, 2012. The show stars Ashley Bryant, Molly Carden, Emily S. Grosland, Joaquina Kalukango, Sade Namei, and Olivia Oguma. Check out production photos of the girls on stage in EMOTIONAL CREATURE below! (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents EMOTIONAL CREATURE, Now thru 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Eve Ensler's EMOTIONAL CREATURE. This positive and propulsive new show - from the Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, and activist who created The Vagina Monologues - features a choreographer, a composer, four top designers, and an ensemble of talented young women. Directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney, Emotional Creature plays only 36 performances in the Roda Theatre. The limited engagement at Berkeley Rep begins previews tonight, June 14, opens June 22, and runs through July 15. The lead producers of this premiere are Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney, Marjorie Randolph, and Jack and Betty Schafer; the executive producer is the Strauch Kulhanjian Family. The development of this production has been supported in part by The Mosse Artistic Development Fund. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look Eve Ensler, Jo Bonney et al. in Berkeley Rep's EMOTIONAL CREATURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2012

EMOTIONAL CREATURE, written by Eve Ensler and directed by Jo Bonney, with music and music direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and featuring choreography by Luam and designs by Myung Hee Cho (sets and costumes), Lap Chi Chu (lights), Jake Rodriguez (sound), and Shawn Sagady (video), is set to make its world premiere at Berkeley Rep June 14 through July 15, 2012. Check out photos of the playwright, director and cast below! (more...)

Ashley Bryant, Jo Bonney, et al. Part of Team Behind EMOTIONAL CREATURE, 6/14 - 7/15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Eve Ensler's EMOTIONAL CREATURE. This positive and propulsive new show - from the Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, and activist who created The Vagina Monologues - features a choreographer, a composer, four top designers, and an ensemble of talented young women. Directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney, Emotional Creature plays only 36 performances in the Roda Theatre. The limited engagement at Berkeley Rep begins previews on June 14, opens June 22, and runs through July 15. The lead producers of this premiere are Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney, Marjorie Randolph, and Jack and Betty Schafer; the executive producer is the Strauch Kulhanjian Family. The development of this production has been supported in part by The Mosse Artistic Development Fund. (more...)

COWGIRLS Closes At FST July 17
by Beau Higgins - Jul 17, 2011

FST's hit country musical Cowgirls has been extended through July 17, due to popular demand. The 'energetic' musical is under the direction of Mary Murfitt (concept of COWGIRLS/composer/lyricist) and music direction by Mary Ehlinger (musical arrangments for COWGIRLS), and brings together six talented actresses-singers-musicians 'for a thoroughly enjoyable evening of musical theatre.' (SCENE Magazine) (more...)

COWGIRLS Extends At FST Through July 17
by Beau Higgins - Jul 03, 2011

FST's hit country musical Cowgirls has been extended through July 17, due to popular demand. The 'energetic' musical is under the direction of Mary Murfitt (concept of COWGIRLS/composer/lyricist) and music direction by Mary Ehlinger (musical arrangments for COWGIRLS), and brings together six talented actresses-singers-musicians 'for a thoroughly enjoyable evening of musical theatre.' (SCENE Magazine) (more...)

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