Jack Thomas News

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!
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!
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-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...)

PIECE 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!
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!
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 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!
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 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, 2/15
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...)

ANN Starring Holland Taylor Extends on Broadway Through September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, has been extended through Today, September 1, 2013, on Broadway atLincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

ANN Launches the Great American Women Talkback Series With Lily Tomlin, Eve Ensler and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress and 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Holland Taylor, is launching the Great American Women Talkback Series, which will feature post-show discussions hosted by Tony and Emmy Award winner Lily Tomlin, Tony award winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler, feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem, and award winning political humorist Kate Clinton. All talkbacks are complimentary with ticket purchase to ANN at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre (150 West 65th Street). ANN is directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, and has been extended through Today, September 1, 2013. (more...)

BWW Flashback: ANN, Starring Holland Taylor, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 2013

ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, ends its run on Broadway at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street) today, June 30, 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through ANN's beginnings on the Great White Way! (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Gloria Steinem Visits Holland Taylor at ANN!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

Feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem hosted a talkback following last night's performance titled 'More about ANN - And the Future." She discussed women in politics, both the history and the future, and her work both campaigning for Ann Richards and as a colleague. Check out a photo of Steinem with Taylor below! (more...)

Holland Taylor & Gloria Steinem to Host Post-Show ANN Talk-Back, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, following the 7pm performance of ANN, the critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy and Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony nominee Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men"), feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem will lead a post-show talk-back titled 'More about ANN - And the Future.' Ms. Steinem will lead a discussion about women in politics, both the history and the future, and her work both campaigning for Ann Richards and as a colleague. 'More about ANN - And the Future' is complimentary with ticket purchase to the 7pm performance of ANN Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Whether you want to ask questions or suggest answers, come and join us for a lively discussion that carries on Ann Richards' spirit. (more...)

ANN to Offer $20 Tickets to Theatergoers Ages 14-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

School may be out for the summer, but ANN is still in session! As Governor of Texas, Ann Richards was a champion for students and young adults everywhere and now theatergoers ages 14-18 can see any performance of ANN for just $20. Directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein and starring Emmy Award winner, 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award winner, and 2013 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Drama League Award nominee Holland Taylor, ANN will offer specially-priced $20 loge tickets for patrons ages 14-18 available only at the Vivian Beaumont Theater Box Office (150 W 65th St.). ANN will play its final performance on Sunday, June 30th. (more...)

Holland Taylor's ANN to Close on Broadway on June 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

Bob Boyett and Harriet Newman Leve announced today that ANN, written and performed by Emmy and Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony nominee Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”), will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, June 30, 2013, after 19 previews and 132 regular performances. ANN began performances on Monday, February 18, 2013, at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street), and opened on Thursday, March 7, 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Holland Taylor Talks ANN with Amy Poehler
by Stage Tube - Jun 07, 2013

Tony nominee Holland Taylor recently sat down with Amy Poehler for her web series SMART GIRLS AT THE PARTY, where she opened up about bringing ANN to the Vivian Beaumont Theater's stage on Broadway. Check out Taylor's full interview below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ann Richards School Wishes Holland Taylor Good 'Tony' Luck!
by Stage Tube - Jun 05, 2013

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, a unique all-girls school founded to educate young women, sent Tony nominee Holland Taylor an adorable video wishing her luck this weekend at the 2013 awards. Check it out below! (more...)

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