Grace McLean News

Photo Flash: BEDBUGS!!! Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Composer, Paul Leschen (Drama Desk nominee for Twist!, Scissor Sisters) and book & lyricist Fred Sauter's (MFA, NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program) musical Bedbugs!!! is taking over the Upper West Side this week. Presented by Dale Joan Young, Bedbugs!!! is the award winning comedy sci-fi thriller rock musical. BEDBUGS!!! features the direction and choreography of Robert Bartley with musical supervision by Deborah Hurwitz. BEDBUGS!!! opened last night, September 14, and will run through October 26 at the ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71 Street). BroadwayWorld has photos of the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BEDBUGS!!! Infests the ArcLight Off-Broadway, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Dale Joan Young is bringing Bedbugs!!! back to NY. No, not those begbugs, Bedbugs!!! the award winning comedy sci-fi thriller rock musical, the brainchild of composer Paul Leschen (Drama Desk nominee for Twist! and pianist and arranger for international rock sensations Scissor Sisters) and book & lyricist Fred Sauter (MFA, NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program). BEDBUGS!!! will feature the direction and choreography of Robert Bartley with musical supervision by Deborah Hurwitz. BEDBUGS!!! begins performances tonight, September 9, and runs through October 26, celebrating its opening night on Sunday, September 14 at 7PM at the ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71 Street). (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Christy Altomare & More Set for FROM THE FACTORY FLOOR at Joe's Pub, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Join an all-star cast for a one night only celebration of new musicals! Musical Theatre Factory has just completed its inaugural summer season of developing new musical theatre and is hosting a concert at Joe's Pub to celebrate. FROM THE FACTORY FLOOR will feature songs from over fifteen new musicals and all proceeds from the event will benefit future development programs at MTF. (more...)

BEDBUGS!!! to Open this September Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Dale Joan Young is bringing Bedbugs!!! back to NY. No, not those begbugs, Bedbugs!!! the award winning comedy sci-fi thriller rock musical, the brainchild of composer Paul Leschen (Drama Desk nominee for Twist! and pianist and arranger for international rock sensations Scissor Sisters) and book & lyricist Fred Sauter (MFA, NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program). BEDBUGS!!! will feature the direction and choreography of Robert Bartley with musical supervision by Deborah Hurwitz. BEDBUGS!!! begins performances on September 9 and runs through October 26, celebrating its opening night on Sunday, September 14 at 7PM at the ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71 Street). Tickets are $25 - $89 and can be purchased by visiting BedBugsMusical.com or calling Ovationtix.com at 866.811.4111. (more...)

Sean McDermott, Sarah Litzsinger and More Set for NYMF's 'THE MUSIC BOX', 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Broadway veterans Sean McDermott and Sarah Litzsinger will join a cast of seasoned performers in The New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF) The Music Box, An Evening of Lady Composers on July 23. Performances will take place at 6 and 9 PM at the Ford Foundation Studio Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

NYMF to Present THE MUSIC BOX: AN EVENING OF LADY COMPOSERS, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will present The Music Box, An Evening of Lady Composers July 23. Performances will take place at 6 and 9 PM at the Ford Foundation Studio Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Casting Announced for Pritchard & Kimmel's New Play SONGBIRD at Joe's Pub, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Casting for Michael Kimmel and Lauren Pritchard's Songbird is finally complete ahead of a July 21 performance at Joe's Pub. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets July Programming, Featuring Guy Branum, SHOWGASM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) announces a July lineup featuring three exciting new comedy, music and theater events. Coming up in July: (All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted) (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andy Mientus, Max von Essen & More Celebrate York Theatre Company's NEO 10
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 04, 2014

The York Theatre Company just presented its one-night only benefit concert, NEO 10, celebrating up and coming musical theatre writers, on Monday evening, June 2, 2014 The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The NEO 10 concert featured songs by this year's NEO writers: Bobby Cronin, Gabriel Kahane, Shaina Taub, andSam Willmott. The evening will also include songs by guest writers (and past NEO honorees) Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The evening, directed by Annette Jolles, with music direction by David Shenton, included previously announced performances by Starr Busby, Liz Callaway, Kate Ferber, Grace McLean, Andy Mientus, Kristin Sieh, Phillipa Soo, and the ensemble from Marymount Manhattan College. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Amy Spanger, Max Von Essen, Allison Cusano & More Join York's 10th Annual NEO Concert Lineup, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), has added Ken Barnett, Allison Cusano, Claybourne Elder, Marissa Perry, T. Oliver Reid, Amy Spanger and Max Von Essen to the lineup of performers for the one-night only benefit concert, NEO 10, celebrating up and coming musical theatre writers, on Monday evening, June 2, 2014 The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by a champagne and dessert reception to toast the evening. (more...)

Santino Fontana, Andy Mientus & More to Perform at York Theatre Company's 10th Annual NEO Concert, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The York Theatre Company presents a one-night only benefit concert celebrating up and coming musical theatre writers, with NEO 10 on Monday, June 2, 2014 The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by a champagne and dessert reception to toast the evening. (more...)

The Civilians to Play Final 'LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU' of Season at Joe's Pub on 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

The Civilians' original cabaret series is back at Joe's Pub on Saturday, May 17th at 7:00pm with Let Me Ascertain You: F*cking & Dying. This one night event will explore what happens when death and sex fixations collide. This unique cabaret of original songs and monologues looks at the duality of human nature and our competing sex and death drives, or to get Freudian, Eros vs. Thanatos. Hear some of New York's hottest downtown performers and musicians reveal tales of morbid curiosities and dirty secrets on the path to nirvana. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Lauren Pritchard & More to Join Zoe Sarnak in THE YEARS BETWEEN at 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

In her 54 Below debut, Zoe Sarnak will premiere songs from The Years Between: an exploration of New York's millennials as the latest lost generation, set to a score of rock, folk, pop, and soul. To celebrate this piece's debut, she's inviting favorite performers from concerts past and recording the night for a LIVE CONCEPT ALBUM. (more...)

The Skivvies with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fyvush Finkel and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Ripe Time to Bring Gertrude Stein's THE WORLD IS ROUND to the Stage, 4/17-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Ripe Time, the Brooklyn-based company led by Rachel Dickstein, has garnered acclaim for creating physically charged, visually powerful adaptations of classic and contemporary stories by authors raging from Edith Wharton to Jhumpa Lahiri. Conceived, written and directed by Dickstein, the play The World is Round epitomizes the company's work, creating from Gertrude Stein's book a fable (for grownups and mature children) full of original, live music by Heather Christian and aerial movement choreographed by Nicki Miller. Ripe Time's first new show since its celebrated Mrs. Dalloway adaptation Septimus and Clarissa (2011), The World is Round makes its world premiere April 17 - 30 at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn). (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Closes Today; Film's Kickstarter $213,101 Short with 15 Hours to Go
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2014

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, named one of the Best Musicals of 2013 by The New York Times and one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Musicals of 2013, will close today at Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8th Avenue). In addition, today is the final day to give to the Kickstarter that was set up to help fund the filming of the show. The current tally, as of 8:30am, is 235 backers, who have pledged $36,899 of the $250,000 goal, with 15 hours to go. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Fans Take Part in 'War and Peace' Readathon!
by Jessica Gordon - Feb 27, 2014

In honor of the last week of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, the show just invited fans to Times Square to read Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace out loud, tag-team filibuster style, to celebrate great literature that has been made in to great theater! The epic event began on Tuesday and wrapped up this afternoon, when the reading was finally completed. BroadwayWorld stopped by for the festivities and you can check out photos below! (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Eyes Big Screen Adaptation; Kickstarter Campaign to Launch Feb 11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Entertainment Weekly writes that the producers of off-Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 are planning a film adaptation of the interactive, operatic stage spectacle and will launch a Kickstarter campaign this coming Tuesday, February 11, to help fund the venture. The goal is currently set for $500,000. (more...)

'GREAT COMET' to Allow Audience Members to Send Own Love Letters During Valentine's Day Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Celebrate Valentine's Day in 19th century Russia with Natasha, Pierre and a love letter of your very own. GREAT COMET ticket-holders for performances beginning Tuesday, February 11th through Sunday, February 16th, can submit text in advance, which will be hand-written and delivered as beautifully as they were in 19th century Russia. Prior to the performance you are attending, visit www.greatcometof1812.com to write your love letter, and it will be hand-delivered to your table at the show. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com for all performances through Sunday, March 2, 2014. (more...)

The Civilians Return to Joe's Pub for a Performance of LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU: SEX VARIANTS 1941, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Civilians, New York's award-winning investigative theatre company, is back at Joe's Pub on February 3rd with their latest installment of Let Me Ascertain You: Sex Variants 1941. (more...)

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