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Bert Berns to Receive Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CeremonyBert Berns to Receive Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

Bert Berns, whose life and music are the inspiration for the upcoming musical PIECE OF MY HEART, will receive a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony. (more...)

Texas' Biggest New Year's Eve Event LIGHTS ALL NIGHT Sets Lineup; Tickets on Sale!Texas' Biggest New Year's Eve Event LIGHTS ALL NIGHT Sets Lineup; Tickets on Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Today, Highland Concerts and MCP Presents, organizers of the sixth annual LIGHTS ALL NIGHT electronic music festival have announced the complete line-up for Texas' biggest New Years Eve bash taking place at the Dallas Convention Center December 31 and January 1. Along with the line-up news, organizers have now put single day tickets on sale. (more...)

Times Scare NYC to Present RIPPERTimes Scare NYC to Present RIPPER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Times Scare NYC is proud to present the world premiere of Ripper, by Jacob Marx Rice, a new horror play about Jack the Ripper from the perspective of an ambitious female reporter. (more...)

PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Aiming for 2016 Broadway Bow; All-Star Producers Join TeamPIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Aiming for 2016 Broadway Bow; All-Star Producers Join Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

†Merged Work Productions†(Lead Producers) and†Jack Thomas†(Executive Producer) announced today that music-world icons and television stars†Steven Van Zandt†and†Paul Shaffer, along with Maureen Van Zandt†and†Joe Grano†(Jersey Boys), have joined the Broadway-bound musical†Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story†as lead producers.† It was also announced that Mr. Van Zandt will serve as the show's musical director.††Piece of My Heart†will open on Broadway in 2016.† (more...)

Jack Thomas Releases Helpful and Inspiring First BookJack Thomas Releases Helpful and Inspiring First Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Jack Thomas, a former gang member, corporate giant, cosmetologist, Postal Service Window Clerk Trainer and Supervisor, a decorated war veteran, and retiree, has completed his first book 'How to Meet and Greet Someone You Want to Meet': a gripping and potent guide to make approaching someone new natural and elegant. (more...)

Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer & More to Lead Industry Readings of Bert Berns Musical PIECE OF MY HEART This WeekZak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer & More to Lead Industry Readings of Bert Berns Musical PIECE OF MY HEART This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer) announced today that Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the crowd-pleasing musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns that played Off-Broadway last summer, is headed for Broadway. (more...)

Bert Berns Musical PIECE OF MY HEART Extends Off-Broadway Through 9/14Bert Berns Musical PIECE OF MY HEART Extends Off-Broadway Through 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Merged Work Productions and Jack Thomas announced today that Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the crowd-pleasing new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, will extend its current run two extra weeks, and play its final performance on Sunday, September 14. The rock musical began performances on June 25, and officially opened on Monday, July 21, 2014. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, direction and choreography by Denis Jones, and featuring the stirring songbook of songwriter/producer Bert Berns, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, plays at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

In Performance Video: Watch PIECE OF MY HEART's de'Adre AzizaIn Performance Video: Watch PIECE OF MY HEART's de'Adre Aziza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features de'Adre Aziza of PIECE OF MY HEART, now playing at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

BWW TV: PIECE OF MY HEART Company Celebrates Bert Berns on Opening Night!BWW TV: PIECE OF MY HEART Company Celebrates Bert Berns on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas(Executive Producer), opened last night, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the festivities and you can check out what the full gang had to say after the curtain went down below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks, Leslie Kritzer & PIECE OF MY HEART Cast Celebrate Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks, Leslie Kritzer & PIECE OF MY HEART Cast Celebrate Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - Jul 22, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), opened last night, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Zak Resnick Talks the Thrills of Sharing Bert Berns' Story in PIECE OF MY HEART!BWW Interview: Zak Resnick Talks the Thrills of Sharing Bert Berns' Story in PIECE OF MY HEART!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 21, 2014

As previews were wrapping up last week, Resnick chatted with BroadwayWorld about the impending opening, what it's like playing such a complex character, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks and More Star in PIECE OF MY HEART, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayZak Resnick, Teal Wicks and More Star in PIECE OF MY HEART, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), opens tonight, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer, de'Adre Aziza, Teal Wicks and More Star in PIECE OF MY HEART, Beg. TonightZak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer, de'Adre Aziza, Teal Wicks and More Star in PIECE OF MY HEART, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, an upcoming new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns. Produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), the show began rehearsals today, and begins previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center tonight, June 25, 2014, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. (more...)

PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Begins Performances Tomorrow at Signature CenterPIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Begins Performances Tomorrow at Signature Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, begins performances tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 25, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, direction and choreography by Denis Jones, and featuring the stirring songbook of songwriter/producer Bert Berns, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, plays at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2014

The 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is being held this afternoon, May 16, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where winners will be announced for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. This year's event, which began at noon, is hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. BroadwayWorld is updating the winners live! Check back in to find out who took home the big awards! (more...)

Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer, de'Adre Aziza, Teal Wicks and More to Star in PIECE OF MY HEART; Full Cast Announced, Rehearsals Begin Today!Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer, de'Adre Aziza, Teal Wicks and More to Star in PIECE OF MY HEART; Full Cast Announced, Rehearsals Begin Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The full cast has been announced for Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, an upcoming new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns. Produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), the show began rehearsals today, and begins previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, 2014, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. (more...)

Zak Resnick, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer & More to Star in Signature's Bert Berns Musical PIECE OF MY HEARTZak Resnick, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer & More to Star in Signature's Bert Berns Musical PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Producers Merged Work Productions and Jack Thomas announced today the cast of the upcoming new musical, Piece of My Heart, based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns. The show begins previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, 2014, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. Tickets are on sale beginning today via TicketCentral.com. (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

New Musical PIECE OF MY HEART, Featuring Music of Bert Berns, to Open at Signature Center this SummerNew Musical PIECE OF MY HEART, Featuring Music of Bert Berns, to Open at Signature Center this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

A new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns will open Off Broadway this summer, Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer) announced today. The show, titled Piece of My Heart (one of Berns' most well known songs), begins previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, 2014, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. (more...)

WITH LOVE to Play Theater at St. Clement's, 2/15WITH LOVE to Play Theater at St. Clement's, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2014

'WITH LOVE' is a new one-act play that finds Jack unintentionally stuck in a waiting room with Fish as he is forced to confront his own issues of homosexuality, religion, bullying, and suicide, while Angelica and Claire struggle in their own pursuit for teenage love and acceptance. (more...)

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