Ghostlight Records News

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER's Steven Lutvak Set for THEATER TALK this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

This week's guest on THEATER TALK is Steven Lutvak, composer and co-lyricist (with librettist Robert L. Freedman), of the new hit musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Lutvak performs songs from the show for co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins and explains the musical settings and how they were conceived. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Debuts as No. 1 Broadway Cast Recording on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the original Broadway cast recording of the new romantic musical from Ghostlight Records, has debuted on iTunes as the #1 Cast Recording, #2 Soundtrack (behind Frozen) and #14 for all digital albums. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Ticket Policy at Segerstrom Center, 5/13-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, are pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the Orange County engagement, May 13 - 25, 2014. The production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the Segerstrom Hall box office, making a limited number of tickets available for $25 each. (more...)

Joe Iconis Set for MURDER FOR TWO's Murderous Musical Mondays Concert Series, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Award-winning composer and lyricist Joe Iconis will take the stage on Monday, May 5, 2014 at New World Stages as part of MURDER FOR TWO's newly launched concert series Murderous Musical Mondays. The unplugged concert, which will feature both new songs and fan favorites, will take place immediately following the 7pm performance of MURDER FOR TWO at New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street) on Monday, May 5th, 2014. Admittance to the concert is free to all those with tickets to the May 5th performance of MURDER FOR TWO. Tickets are available now on Telecharge.com. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Begins Performances 5/13 at Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play Columbus at the Ohio Theatre May 13-25. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS AND MUSIC is Viscerally Sultry
by David Clarke - Apr 09, 2014

When it comes to Southern playwrights, Tennessee Williams remains the quintessential example, and music is an inextricable element of both his cherished classics and lesser-known works. In a recent 90-minute concert, David Kaplan crafted a show that explores and celebrates the songbook of Tennessee Williams. Now, Ghostlight Records has released TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS AND MUSIC, a CD that preserves the atmosphere and idea of the concert and features Alison Fraser's soulful and gravely alto. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Present NY Premiere of David Lang's BATTLE HYMNS at the Intrepid, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns on May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. (more...)

Ben Rimalower to Bring PATTI ISSUES to Miami Beach, San Francisco, LA, Adelaide Cabaret and Fire Island Pines this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

PATTI ISSUES - the hit solo play hailed as 'heartfelt and cleverly constructed' ' by The Boston Globe and called 'spellbinding, one of the best (and now longestrunning) offerings of the year,' by The Village Voice - is set to play Miami Beach on Friday, May 9th at 8 PM (presented by legendary Broadway and concert producer-director Richard Jay-Alexander in association with Edison Farrow and South Beach Cabaret) at The Cabaret South Beach (233 12th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139), return engagements in San Francisco (Wednesday, May 14th at 7 PM and at 9 PM at Rebel,1760 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102), Los Angeles (Thursday, May 15th at 7:30 PM and at 9 PM at the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater at Casita Del Campo,1920 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027) and Fire Island Pines (Saturday, July 26th at 10 PM at Fire Island Pines Pavilion, Fire Island Pines, NY 11782), as well as two performances as an Official Selection of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival on Saturday, June 21st at 4 PM and 7:30 PM at the Space Theatre, King William Road, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Tickets for all shows at www.PattiIssues.com. (more...)

Alison Fraser's TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS & MUSIC Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 08, 2014

Stalwart Broadway star and noted concert performer Alison Fraser commits her recent musical experience TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS & MUSIC to disc by way of a sparkling new recording, out today. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy at PPAC; Performances Begin 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins April 29, 2014 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, RI and plays a limited two-week engagement through May 11, 2014. THE BOOK OF MORMON is part of the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series. In Providence, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Cast & Creatives Set for 92Y Event, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

92Y presents an evening with the cast and creative team behind the best-reviewed show of the season, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Robert L. Freedman (book/lyrics) and Steven Lutvak (music/lyrics) discuss the production's ten-year journey to Broadway, with performances from cast members Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O'Hare, and Lauren Worsham on Sunday, May 11 at 8 pm. The original cast album is released today on Ghostlight Records. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Celebrates Album Release!
by Jessica Gordon - Apr 07, 2014

Ghostlight Records has just released the original Broadway cast recording of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, the new musical currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The album - produced by Joel Moss and Kurt Deutsch, with Joey Parnes serving as Executive Producer - features a 40-page booklet with complete lyrics, color photos, a synopsis by librettist Robert L. Freedman and an essay by renowned theater writer and critic David Cote. The cast just celebrated the album release at Joe Allen and you can check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Rimalower Reveals Details on THE LADY'S GOT POTENTIAL Concert; Plays 4/7 at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The Lady's Got Potential is named after the song from Evita about the ambitious woman on the rise, and is an evening of songs performed by some of the most exciting up and coming actresses working in musical theater today. Rimalower gave BroadwayWorld the scoop on the upcoming show and you can check out what to expect below! (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Piques Interest
by David Clarke - Apr 04, 2014

When Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak's musical comedy A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, it received rave reviews and was hailed by many as the best musical of 2013. Earlier this week, Ghostlight Records released the much-anticipated OBCR of the comical musical; however, after giving the CD a few spins, I couldn't help but feel that I was missing something. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Will Return to Chicago in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Following its record-breaking 43-week engagement in the 13-14 season, THE BOOK OF MORMON will return to Chicago's Bank of America Theatre in 2015 for a strictly limited engagement from February 24, 2015 - May 17, 2015. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Sets Actors Fund Performance for 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will offer a special added performance to benefit The Actors Fund on Sunday, April 27 at 8:00 PM. The company of Beautiful will donate their time and talent for the performance, for an audience which will include cast members from current Broadway shows and other areas of the entertainment community. All proceeds will go to The Actors Fund, which helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. Beautiful opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street), on Sunday, January 12, 2014, where it's playing to sold-out crowds and has broken multiple box office records. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kyle Dean Massey And Ciara Renee Take First Bows In PIPPIN
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 02, 2014

Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renee (Big Fish) assumed the roles of 'Pippin' and 'Leading Player' respectively in the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin last night, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Matthew James Thomas and Tony Award winner Patina Miller gave their final performances on Sunday, March 30. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from their first curtain call! (more...)

Photo Flash: They've Got Magic to Do! First Look at Ciara Renee & Kyle Dean Massey in Broadway's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renee (Big Fish) assume the roles of 'Pippin' and 'Leading Player' respectively in the Tony Award-winning Pippin today, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Matthew James Thomas and Tony Award winner Patina Miller gave their final performances on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Massey and Renee in action! (more...)

Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins & More to Join Linda Lavin in Nicky Silver's TOO MUCH SUN at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - will be given its world-premiere production this spring at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin, joined by the newly-announced cast: Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins, Matt Dellapina, Matt Dickson and Jennifer Westfeldt, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. Mark Brokaw directs the production, scheduled to begin previews May 1 prior to an official opening night on May 18. (more...)

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