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46 Writers Head to JMF Annual Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals46 Writers Head to JMF Annual Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

A total of 46 established and emerging writers, composers and lyricists will converge on the Goodspeed campus in East Haddam, CT this month to participate in the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing nearly 30 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

14 Emerging Songwriters Set for 2013 Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, Now thru 6/2914 Emerging Songwriters Set for 2013 Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2013

From today, June 23 to June 29, 14 emerging professional songwriters will participate in The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project at Northwestern University -- an intensive weeklong program on the Evanston campus that has produced 2013 Tony Award-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (nominated for 'A Christmas Story, The Musical'), Fred Ebb Award-winner Sam Willmot, and Latin Grammy Award-winners Obed Bermudez and Jennifer Pena. (more...)

14 Emerging Songwriters Set for 2013 Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, 6/23-2914 Emerging Songwriters Set for 2013 Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, 6/23-29
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

From June 23 to June 29, 14 emerging professional songwriters will participate in The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project at Northwestern University -- an intensive weeklong program on the Evanston campus that has produced 2013 Tony Award-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (nominated for 'A Christmas Story, The Musical'), Fred Ebb Award-winner Sam Willmot, and Latin Grammy Award-winners Obed Bermudez and Jennifer Pena. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Youngblood's 'Unfiltered' to Conclude with STIFF, 1/9-11Ensemble Studio Theatre and Youngblood's 'Unfiltered' to Conclude with STIFF, 1/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

STIFF, written by Ryan Dowler, opens at Ensemble Studio Theatre as a part of EST/Youngblood's Unfiltered Series on Wednesday, January 9. The show stars OBIE Award-winner, Steven Boyer (HAND TO GOD) and William Jackson Harper (MODERN TERRORISM). The play is directed by OBIE Award-winner and Youngblood Artistic Director, R.J. Tolan. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Youngblood's 'Unfiltered' Concludes with STIFF, Now thru 1/11Ensemble Studio Theatre and Youngblood's 'Unfiltered' Concludes with STIFF, Now thru 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

STIFF, written by Ryan Dowler, opens at Ensemble Studio Theatre as a part of EST/Youngblood's Unfiltered Series tonight, January 9. The show stars OBIE Award-winner, Steven Boyer (HAND TO GOD) and William Jackson Harper (MODERN TERRORISM). The play is directed by OBIE Award-winner and Youngblood Artistic Director, R.J. Tolan. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Youngblood's 'Unfiltered' to Conclude with STIFF, 1/9-11Ensemble Studio Theatre and Youngblood's 'Unfiltered' to Conclude with STIFF, 1/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2013

STIFF, written by Ryan Dowler, opens at Ensemble Studio Theatre as a part of EST/Youngblood's Unfiltered Series on Wednesday, January 9. The show stars OBIE Award-winner, Steven Boyer (HAND TO GOD) and William Jackson Harper (MODERN TERRORISM). The play is directed by OBIE Award-winner and Youngblood Artistic Director, R.J. Tolan. (more...)

Ars Nova Announces SPRING INTO THE NOVA, Featuring Works from Tom Kitt, The Spring Standards and MoreArs Nova Announces SPRING INTO THE NOVA, Featuring Works from Tom Kitt, The Spring Standards and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

Ars Nova today announced Spring Into The Nova, a benefit to support emerging artists. The concert features the music of composers Tom Kitt (Pulitzer Prize-winner, Next to Normal), Dave Malloy (Obie Award-winner, Three Pianos), and The Spring Standards (SXSW 2012), as well as Ars Nova?s 2012 Composer-in-Residence Shaina Taub. (more...)

F**KING HIPSTERS! Plays NYMF Today Thru 10/8F**KING HIPSTERS! Plays NYMF Today Thru 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2011

'F**king Hipsters!' a new musical comedy with book by Keythe Farley ('Bat Boy: The Musical'), lyrics by Lori Scarlett ('Break Up Notebook') and music by Ms. Scarlett and John Ballinger, receives its world premiere production as part of the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) on tonight at 8:00 pm at the Signature Theatre: Peter Norton Space at 555 W. 42nd St. The production is directed by Two-time Tony Nominee John Carrafa ('Urinetown', 'Love, Valour, Compassion'). (more...)

Broadway Sessions Welcomes the Cast of F**king Hipsters & More, 9/22Broadway Sessions Welcomes the Cast of F**king Hipsters & More, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2011

BEN CAMERON (Wicked, Aida, Footloose) is the host and creator of BROADWAY SESSIONS at THE MIDTOWN THEATRE at the HA! Comedy Club TC l4 ' (163 West 46th Street / Between 6th & 7th Avenues) every Thursday night at 11:00pm. Broadway Sessions is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week, and features musical director/composer Will Van Dyke (Rent) on piano. In addition after the show we open the microphone up to anyone who wants to sing. Open mic from 12:00-2am. (more...)

Broadway Sessions Welcomes the Cast of F**king Hipsters & More, 9/22Broadway Sessions Welcomes the Cast of F**king Hipsters & More, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2011

BEN CAMERON (Wicked, Aida, Footloose) is the host and creator of BROADWAY SESSIONS at THE MIDTOWN THEATRE at the HA! Comedy Club TC l4 ' (163 West 46th Street / Between 6th & 7th Avenues) every Thursday night at 11:00pm. Broadway Sessions is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week, and features musical director/composer Will Van Dyke (Rent) on piano. In addition after the show we open the microphone up to anyone who wants to sing. Open mic from 12:00-2am. (more...)

F**KING HIPSTERS! Plays NYMF, 9/27-10/8F**KING HIPSTERS! Plays NYMF, 9/27-10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2011

'F**king Hipsters!' a new musical comedy with book by Keythe Farley ('Bat Boy: The Musical'), lyrics by Lori Scarlett ('Break Up Notebook') and music by Ms. Scarlett and John Ballinger, will receive its world premiere production as part of the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm at the Signature Theatre: Peter Norton Space at 555 W. 42nd St. The production is directed by Two-time Tony Nominee John Carrafa ('Urinetown', 'Love, Valour, Compassion'). (more...)

Photo Flash: Jones, Osnes, et al. Sing Kerrigan & Lowdermilk  at CD Release ConcertPhoto Flash: Jones, Osnes, et al. Sing Kerrigan & Lowdermilk at CD Release Concert
by Monica Simoes - Feb 9, 2011

Rising songwriters Jonathan Reid Gealt and Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk had a joint celebration of their respective CD releases 'Thirteen Stories Down' and 'Our First Mistake' on Sh-K-Boom Records with back-to-back concerts at downtown venue (Le) Poisson Rouge on Monday, February 7th. Check out these photos from the Kerrigan-Lowdermilk concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
by Monica Simoes - Mar 2, 2010

On Monday, March 1, Larson Award-winning songwriters Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk featured their work in a special concert at Birdland. The event was part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series, which showcases performers and songwriters from the Great White Way. (more...)

TheatreWorks Hosts Seventh Annual Writer's Retreat; Last Day 1/24TheatreWorks Hosts Seventh Annual Writer's Retreat; Last Day 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2010

As part of its continued commitment to developing New Works, TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, is hosting its seventh annual Writers' Retreat with the last day being January 24. (more...)

TheatreWorks Hosts Seventh Annual Writer's Retreat 1/17-1/24TheatreWorks Hosts Seventh Annual Writer's Retreat 1/17-1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2010

As part of its continued commitment to developing New Works, TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, is hosting its seventh annual Writers' Retreat January 17-24. (more...)

Old Springs Pike with Gallagher Jan.2-6 at Joe's PubOld Springs Pike with Gallagher Jan.2-6 at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2008

John Gallagher Jr, fresh off his Tony Award-winning turn as Mortiz in Spring Awakening, will appear with his band Old Springs Pike at Joe's Pub January 2 - 4 at 7:30PM and January 6 at 7:30PM & 9:30PM. (more...)

NYMF Notes:  Part 2NYMF Notes: Part 2
by Michael Dale - Oct 5, 2007

Capsule reviews of Such Good Friends, Love Sucks and JC2K (more...)

NYMF Love Sucks: Punk's Labors LostNYMF Love Sucks: Punk's Labors Lost
by Duncan Pflaster - Oct 1, 2007

Brandon Patton and Stephen O'Rourke's punk musical adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Love's Labors Lost' rocks so hard I think I hurt myself. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Austentatious' & 'Love Sucks' at NYMFPhoto Flash: 'Austentatious' & 'Love Sucks' at NYMF
by BWW - Sep 18, 2007

The New York Musical Theatre Festival presents two new musicals, 'Austentatious' and 'Love Sucks.' (more...)

Cast Announced for NYMF's 'Love Sucks'Cast Announced for NYMF's 'Love Sucks'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2007

Casting has been announced for the New York Musical Theatre Festival and Courthouse Repertory world premiere of Love Sucks, a punk rock musical with book and lyrics by Stephen O'Rourke and music and lyrics by Brandon Patton. The production is directed by Andrew Goldberg and is being presented at the Julia Miles Theatre. (more...)

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