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Brian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon PlaceBrian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mulay Initiatives presents The Love Curriculum, an entertaining evening of song and dance exploring our universal journey in the pursuit of love, written and performed by Brian Mulay (Yank, A New Musical).   (more...)

Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Signature Theatre's Sondheim Award GalaPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Signature Theatre's Sondheim Award Gala
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2017

Just last night, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honored legendary Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, LES MISERABLES) with the company's eighth Stephen Sondheim Award. The award, established in 2009, is given to an individual for his or her career contributions to interpreting, supporting, and collaborating on Stephen Sondheim's music works. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Cameron Mackintosh with Stephen Sondheim AwardPhoto Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Cameron Mackintosh with Stephen Sondheim Award
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2017

Just last night, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honored legendary Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, LES MISERABLES) with the company's eighth Stephen Sondheim Award. (more...)

GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Announces Final Weeks Before TourGEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Announces Final Weeks Before Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Riki Kane Larimer, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank, have announced the limited engagement of the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, Les Miserables) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet) will conclude its Off-Broadway run on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues) where performances began January 25, 2017. At closing, Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose will have played 8 preview and 54 regular performances. A national tour is planned for later this summer. (more...)

Greater D.C.-Area Theaters Prep for Return of Women's Voices Theater Festival in 2018Greater D.C.-Area Theaters Prep for Return of Women's Voices Theater Festival in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The seven originating theaters of the Women's Voices Theater Festival - Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - have announced preliminary details for the second installment of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, January 15 - February 15, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Josh SchmidtBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Josh Schmidt
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 2, 2017

Today's subject (click on the name for lots of great music) Josh Schmidt is currently living his theatre life at Signature Theatre as the composer/co-lyricist and orchestrator of the world premiere musical Midwestern Gothic. The production runs from March 14 to April 30. (more...)

FANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC LabFANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Margot Astrachan and The Peccadillo Theater Company will present a developmental lab presentation of FANCY, a new musical, on Thursday, March 16 at 4PM and Friday March 17 at 11AM and 3PM at The Westside Theatre, downstairs (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Morgan Keene and Timothy J. Alex to Lead MIDWESTERN GOTHIC at Signature Theatre; Cast Complete!Morgan Keene and Timothy J. Alex to Lead MIDWESTERN GOTHIC at Signature Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Midwestern Gothic. Midwestern Gothic will run March 14 - April 30 in Signature Theatre's ARK Theatre. (more...)

Tony Winner Chuck Cooper to Headline NYTB's Developmental Run of BOY MEETS GIRLTony Winner Chuck Cooper to Headline NYTB's Developmental Run of BOY MEETS GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Tony Award-winner Chuck Cooper will headline New York Theatre Barn's developmental presentations of Boy Meets Girl on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at The Cell. (more...)

New York Theatre Barn Presents New Musical Based on Film BOY MEETS GIRLNew York Theatre Barn Presents New Musical Based on Film BOY MEETS GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

New York Theatre Barn will present two developmental presentations of the new musical Boy Meets Girl on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at The Cell. Boy Meets Girl is inspired by the film of the same name, written/directed by Eric Schaeffer, that won 40 'Best' awards at festivals in 2014-2015. (more...)

World Premiere of Angela Polite's Masterpiece about Black Mothers MARY SPEAKSWorld Premiere of Angela Polite's Masterpiece about Black Mothers MARY SPEAKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

???????In an astounding amalgamation of narrative, spoken word, music, song, dance, faith, humanity and artistry, author/performer, Angela Polite's passion play, MARY SPEAKS, will have its World Premiere THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 at the Theatre for the New City's Community Space Theater (155 First Avenue - between 9 and 10 Avenues) where it will play through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Opening Night Party for GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSEPhoto Coverage: Inside the Opening Night Party for GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 2, 2017

GEORGIE opened last night for a limited engagement through April 15, 2017 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). Check out photos from the opening night party below! (more...)

Photo Flash: GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE, Starring Ed Dixon, Opens Tonight!Photo Flash: GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE, Starring Ed Dixon, Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Riki Kane Larimer, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank, present the New York premiere of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet).  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/28/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/28/2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Celebrates First PreviewPhoto Coverage: GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Celebrates First Preview
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 27, 2017

Last night the creative team of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose celebrated after it's first preview and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Peter MarksBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Peter Marks
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 25, 2017

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GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE, Starring Ed Dixon, Begins Tomorrow Off-BroadwayGEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE, Starring Ed Dixon, Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Riki Kane Larimer, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank, present the New York premiere of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

Works by Mashuq Deen, Catherine Filloux and More Slated for International Human Rights Art FestivalWorks by Mashuq Deen, Catherine Filloux and More Slated for International Human Rights Art Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Playwright Mashuq Deen (New Dramatists Fellow 2022) brings the story of his own transgender journey as a member of a traditional South Asian family and Playwright Catherine Filloux, winner of more than 40 awards for playwriting, activism and peace work, brings her latest work to the stage at New York City's first arts-advocacy festival of its kind, the International Human Rights Art Festival. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature TheatreFull Casting Announced for James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs February 28 - March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

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