Jesse Green News

Review Roundup: Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at the Public
by Review Roundups - Sep 17, 2014

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub, kicking off the 2014-15 downtown season at Astor Place. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. This shockingly funny and moving new show will run through Saturday, October 11 at Joe's Pub, with an official press opening tonight, September 17. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Jason Robert Brown & Kelli O'Hara to Open Up About THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Sirius XM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Tune in to SiriusXM Radio 'On Broadway' Channel 72 on Labor Day (Monday, September 1) at 12:00 pm EST for an exclusive broadcast on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of this year's 'Best Score' Tony Award winner, The Bridges of Madison County from Ghostlight Records. The special program will feature never-before-heard song-by-song commentary from the show's three-time Tony-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown and leading lady Kelli O'Hara. An encore presentation will air at 8:00 pm EST. SiriusXM is available on radios, in vehicles, online and via apps for mobile devices. A free listening trial is available at www.siriusxm.com. (more...)

Review Roundup: Second Stage's SEX WITH STRANGERS
by Review Roundups - Jul 30, 2014

Second Stage Theatre continues its 35th Anniversary Season with Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS, directed by David Schwimmer and featuring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen. The show opens tonight, July 30, off-Broadway. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - 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, opened tonight, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Review Roundups - Jul 17, 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes, the final production of the 2014 Encores! Off-Center series, stars Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff. Pump Boys and Dinettes began performances last night, July 16. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: Off-Broadway's ATOMIC
by Review Roundups - Jul 14, 2014

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Review Roundup: Encores! TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by Review Roundups - Jun 27, 2014

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THEATER TALK to Feature Joan Marcus, Tony Wrap-Up, Red Carpet Special, 6/13
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

This week, THEATER TALK features its annual Tony Wrap Up, an interview with legendary theater photographer Joan Marcus - honored with a special TONY this year - and an AndrewAndrew report from the TONY Red Carpet. Co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins, this episode premieres Friday, June 13 (2014) at 1 AM (Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, and repeats in the New York metro area on CUNY TV* Saturday 6/14 at 8:30 PM, Sunday 6/15 at 12:30 PM, and Monday 6/16 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. (more...)

Review Roundup: MCC Theater's THE VILLAGE BIKE
by Review Roundups - Jun 10, 2014

MCC Theater presents Greta Gerwig, with Max Baker, Jason Butler Harner, Lucy Owen, Cara Seymour, and Scott Shepherd, in the American premiere of Penelope Skinner's celebrated play The Village Bike, the final production of MCC's 2013-14 Main Stage season. The Village Bike is directed by Sam Gold, who recently directed the much-raved new musical Fun Home and this season's The Realistic Jones on Broadway. The Village Bike is currently in previews at The Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC), with an official opening tonight, June 10, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

CUNY TV to Host 7-Hour Tony Awards Marathon, June 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

On Tony Awards Sunday -- June 8 -- CUNY TV will present 7-1/2 hours of glorious Broadway interviews related to this year's nominated musicals, plays, and individuals - from 12:30 p.m. right up till Tony time (8 p.m. on CBS). (more...)

Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale Celebrate THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Album Release at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Barnes & Noble will celebrate the newGhostlight Records cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), with a special in-store performance and CD signing today, May 23 at 5:00 PM. (more...)

Review Roundup: Second Stage's AMERICAN HERO
by Review Roundups - May 22, 2014

Second Stage Theatre presents Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO, opening tonight, May 22, and running through June 15th. Directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman, American Hero features Ari Graynor (2st Trust), Daoud Heidami (Bengal Tiger at The Baghdad Zoo), Jerry O'Connell (Seminar) andErin Wilhelmi (The Great God Pan). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Jesse Green, Michael Musto & Patrick Pacheco for Tony Predictions this Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

The annual TonyŽ Awards ceremony celebrating "Broadway's best" arrives on June 8, and THEATER TALK, in its time-honored tradition, reconvenes its opinionated panel of journalist-critics Jesse Green (New York Magazine), entertainment columnist Michael Musto (Out.com), and Patrick Pacheco (The Los Angeles Times) to share their instincts and insights about this year's nominations and who will win. Tony Predictions 2014, co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins, premieres Friday, May 23 (2014) at 1 AM (Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, and repeats in the New York metro area on CUNY TV* Saturday 5/24 at 8:30 PM, Sunday 5/25 at 12:30 PM, and Monday 5/26 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephanie J. Block and Jason Robert Brown Perform Tunes from THE LAST FIVE YEARS and More at Vulture Festival
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2014

Vulture.com welcomed actress Stephanie J. Block and composer Jason Robert Brown for 'The Art of Songwriting' at the first Vulture Festival, a weekend of pop culture events in New York City on May 10 and 11. During the event, Brown spoke to New York magazine theater critic Jesse Green about composing for musicals and played and sang some of his tunes with additional vocal accompaniment by Block. Song selections included 'Falling Into You' and 'Another Life' from The Bridges of Madison County and 'Still Hurting' from The Last Five Years. Click below to watch the full performance! (more...)

Review Roundup: Vineyard Theatre's TOO MUCH SUN
by Review Roundups - May 19, 2014

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Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE Reading
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 14, 2014

Heartbreak House, one of Shaw most admired of curious comedies, is packed full of extraordinary roles. Each member of the cast gets to take a bite out of this rarely produced and provocative piece. Set just before WWI, the action of the play takes place in and around the Shotover home, built like a ship on top of a hill on the English countryside. In the course of the play, everyone learns to face the future, however tumultuous it may be. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale to Celebrate THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Album Release at Barnes & Noble, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Barnes & Noble will celebrate the new Ghostlight Records cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), with a special in-st0re performance and CD signing on Friday, May 23 at 5:00 PM. The event will feature stars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, in addition to other cast members. The composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown will join them at the piano, with Justin Goldner and Gary Seiger on guitars and Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf on cello. Barnes & Noble is located at 150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues on the Upper East Side. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. Please call (212) 369-2180 for details. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown & Stephanie J. Block Perform at Vulture Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Vulture.com welcomed actress Stephanie J. Block and composer Jason Robert Brown for 'The Art of Songwriting' at the first Vulture Festival, a weekend of pop culture events in New York City on May 10-11. During the event, Brown spoke to New York magazine theater critic Jesse Green about composing for musicals and played and sang some of his tunes with additional vocal accompaniment by Block. Song selections included 'Falling Into You' and 'Another Life' from The Bridges of Madison County and 'Still Hurting' from The Last Five Years. Check out their appearance below! (more...)

Stephanie J. Block to Join Jason Robert Brown for Vulture Festival's THE ART OF SONGWRITING, 5/10-11
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Vulture.com announces Actress Stephanie J. Block will join Jason Robert Brown for "The Art of Songwriting" at the first Vulture Festival, a weekend of pop culture events in New York City May 10-11. (more...)

Review Roundup: Lincoln Center Theater's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by Review Roundups - May 06, 2014

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