Jennifer Lorae News

BWW Reviews: Ivoryton Playhouse Gives 'SHOUT! Out' to Mod '60s with Swinging England Musical
by Lauren Yarger (@LaurenYarger) - Mar 25, 2014

Singing 30 tunes popular in the era like 'Goldfinger,' 'Downtown,' To Sir with Love,' and the title song 'Shout,' the girls, identified only by colors that signify their personalities, try to embrace modern times while seeking the advice of columnist Gwendolyn Holmes (more...)

SHOUT! The Mod Musical Opens Tonight at Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Ivoryton: The last British raid on Essex was 200 years ago and 27 ships were burned. This year, they are coming back! Not burning ships this time, but definitely shaking up the town with the fab music of London in the 60s and 70s. (more...)

SHOUT! The Mod Musical Opens 3/19 at Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Ivoryton: The last British raid on Essex was 200 years ago and 27 ships were burned. This year, they are coming back! Not burning ships this time, but definitely shaking up the town with the fab music of London in the 60s and 70s. (more...)

HARD TIMES Extends Through 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

After receiving critical acclaim and overwhelming demand by sold out New York audiences, Larry Kirwan's Stephen Foster musical 'Hard Times' will extend performances thru February 16th at the the cell, A Twenty First Century Salon (Founding Artistic Director, Nancy Manocherian) (338 West 23rd Street). The production will play the following ten additional performances: Wednesdays thru Saturdays 2/5-8 and 2/12-15 at 8pm; Sundays 2/9 and 2/16 at 3pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of HARD TIMES
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 15, 2014

Hard Times the new Stephen Foster musical served up an Irish Wake in honor of the show's opening Off Broadway on January 13th---the 150th Anniversary of Foster's death. At a post-performance party all audience and cast members will share shots of Irish Whiskey to salute the acclaimed 'father of American music', and pre-eminent 19th century songwriter. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Off-Broadway's HARD TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Hard Times the new Stephen Foster musical will serve up an Irish Wake in honor of the show's opening Off Broadway on January 13th---the 150th Anniversary of Foster's death. At a post-performance party all audience and cast members will share shots of Irish Whiskey to salute the acclaimed 'father of American music', and pre-eminent 19th century songwriter. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

AUDIO: Three New Songs from Larry Kirwan's Stephen Foster Musical HARD TIMES Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

Having received critical and popular acclaim last season, Larry Kirwan's Stephen Foster musical 'Hard Times' will return to Off Broadway at thethe cell, A Twenty First Century Salon (Founding Artistic Director, Nancy Manocherian), (338 West 23rd Street), opening Monday, January 13th (7PM) --- to commemorate the 150 anniversary of Mr. Foster's death. Directed by Kira Simring, choreographed by Joe Barros and produced by the cell, Hard Times will start preview performances on Thursday, January 9th (8PM). (more...)

Larry Kirwan's HARD TIMES to Open 1/13 at the cell
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Having received critical and popular acclaim last season, Larry Kirwan's Stephen Foster musical 'Hard Times' will return to Off Broadway at the the cell, A Twenty First Century Salon (Founding Artistic Director, Nancy Manocherian), (338 West 23rd Street), opening Monday, January 13th (7PM) --- to commemorate the 150 anniversary of Mr. Foster's death. Directed by Kira Simring, choreographed by Joe Barros and produced by the cell, Hard Times will start preview performances on Thursday, January 9th (8PM). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Gallery Players' PARADE
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2013

The Gallery Players, now in its 46th season, will start off the New Year with Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown's PARADE, running January 26 to February 17, 2013. Tony Award winner for Best Book and Best Score in 1999, PARADE is based on the true events of the 1913 trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish man from Brooklyn who runs a pencil factory in Marietta, Georgia. Frank is accused of the murder of 13-year old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher, determined district attorney and a janitor's false testimony seal Leo's fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the crime. Check out a behind the scenes look at the show with the cast and creative team below! (more...)

Jesse Manocherian and Jennifer Lorae to Lead PARADE at Gallery Players, 1/26-2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

The Gallery Players, now in its 46th season, will start off the New Year with Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown's PARADE, running January 26 to February 17, 2013. Tony Award winner for Best Book and Best Score in 1999, PARADE is based on the true events of the 1913 trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish man from Brooklyn who runs a pencil factory in Marietta, Georgia. Frank is accused of the murder of 13-year old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher, determined district attorney and a janitor's false testimony seal Leo's fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the crime. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Remounts RESPECT: A Musical Journey Of Women 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2010

Act II Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Bud Martin announced that he will remount Act II's popular musical, Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, in 2010 at Society Hill Playhouse. Martin, who directs the Act II Playhouse production, made the decision to produce Respect downtown for 12 weeks, Jan. 27 through April 18. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Remounts RESPECT: A Musical Journey Of Women 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2009

Act II Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Bud Martin announced that he will remount Act II's popular musical, Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, in 2010 at Society Hill Playhouse. Martin, who directs the Act II Playhouse production, made the decision to produce Respect downtown for 12 weeks, Jan. 27 through April 18. (more...)

RESPECT Gets 2nd Full-Month Extension, Additional 24 Performances Through 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2009

Audiences can't get enough of Respect! With sell-outs continuing, Act II Playhouse has announced an unprecedented second full-month extension for its high-energy musical, Respect: A Musical Journey of Women. An additional 24 performances of Respect have been added July 8 through Aug. 2, bringing the total number of shows in this incredible run to 72. (more...)

RESPECT: A Musical Journey Of Women Gets Extended Thru 6/28 At Act II Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2009

Act II Playhouse has announced a full-month extension for its high-energy musical, Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, thanks to strong early ticket sales. Respect-which opens for previews today-now runs through June 28. A four-week run had been scheduled. (more...)

RESPECT Gets 2nd Full-Month Extension, Additional 24 Performances Through 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2009

Audiences can't get enough of Respect! With sell-outs continuing, Act II Playhouse has announced an unprecedented second full-month extension for its high-energy musical, Respect: A Musical Journey of Women. An additional 24 performances of Respect have been added July 8 through Aug. 2, bringing the total number of shows in this incredible run to 72. (more...)

RESPECT: A Musical Journey Of Women Gets Extended Thru 6/28 At Act II Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2009

Act II Playhouse has announced a full-month extension for its high-energy musical, Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, thanks to strong early ticket sales. Respect-which opens for previews today-now runs through June 28. A four-week run had been scheduled. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Rounds Outs Its 10th Anniversary Season With RESPECT: A MUSICAL JOURNEY OF WOMEN, On Stage 5/5 - 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2009

Act II Playhouse, the professional theatre company in Ambler, PA, rounds out its 10th anniversary season with the high-energy regional premiere of Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, on stage May 5-31, 2009. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Rounds Outs Its 10th Anniversary Season With RESPECT: A MUSICAL JOURNEY OF WOMEN, On Stage 5/5 - 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2009

Act II Playhouse, the professional theatre company in Ambler, PA, rounds out its 10th anniversary season with the high-energy regional premiere of Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, on stage May 5-31, 2009. (more...)

Erin Davie To Host New Voices Concert At Duplex Cabaret 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009

Erin Davie, who co-starred in Broadway's Grey Gardens, will host the January 26 Monday Nights, New Voices' concert at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. The 7pm concert will celebrate the work of composer and lyricist team Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham. Those scheduled to perform are Wade Dooley, Wade Elkins, Jennifer Lorae, John Pinto, Isabel Santiago and Ali Stroker. (more...)

Erin Davie To Host New Voices Concert At Duplex Cabaret 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2009

Erin Davie, who co-starred in Broadway's Grey Gardens, will host the January 26 Monday Nights, New Voices' concert at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. The 7pm concert will celebrate the work of composer and lyricist team Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham. Those scheduled to perform are Wade Dooley, Wade Elkins, Jennifer Lorae, John Pinto, Isabel Santiago and Ali Stroker. (more...)