Joan Ross Sorkin News

The MITF Commercial Division Salon Evening a Great Success
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

The 15th anniversary season of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continued with the opening of the Commercial Division, Monday, March 31, 2014, at The Barrow Group's TBG Theatre with a get-together featuring excerpts from a repertory of plays and musicals whose production values are designed for Off-Broadway, a regional theatre run ... or better. Each show gave the enthusiastic audience 25 minutes of material starting with a stunning star turn by the talented Capathia Jenkins as Hattie McDaniel in Joan Ross Sorkin's Understanding Mammy. (more...)

Classic Stage Company Presents A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present a private reading of a new musical comedy A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF by Sheldon Harnick, based on Moliere's LE MEDECIN MALGRE LUI, today, February 1 at MTC Studios. The musical features a score by Harnick, as well as English Adaptation and Additional Dialogue. The reading will be directed by David Glenn Armstrong, with musical direction by Amanda Morton. The cast will feature Ben Davis, Beth Fowler, David Garrison, Cady Huffman, Charles Kimbrough, Jose Llana, Patrick Richwood, Robb Sapp and Elena Shaddow. (more...)

Classic Stage Company Presents A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present a private reading of a new musical comedy A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF by Sheldon Harnick, based on Molière's LE MEDECIN MALGRE LUI, today, February 1 at MTC Studios. The musical features a score by Harnick, as well as English Adaptation and Additional Dialogue. The reading will be directed by David Glenn Armstrong, with musical direction by Amanda Morton. The cast will feature Ben Davis, Beth Fowler, David Garrison, Cady Huffman, Charles Kimbrough, Jose Llana, Patrick Richwood, Robb Sapp and Elena Shaddow. (more...)

Directory of Contemporary Theatre Writers Launches with Concert at Second Stage Theatre, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2013

David Sisco (Founder/Curator) and Lorene Phillips (Contributing Editor) will celebrate the launch of THE DIRECTORY OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE WRITERS in a star-studded concert today, January 21 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43 Street). (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Louise Lasser, Louis Zorich and More Set for ADVANCED CHEMISTRY Reading at National Arts Club Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

A stellar cast has been assembled for an invitation-only reading of Rich Orloff's award-winning comedy, Advanced Chemistry, at the National Arts Club today, January 14th. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Louise Lasser, Louis Zorich and More Set for ADVANCED CHEMISTRY Reading at National Arts Club, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2013

A stellar cast has been assembled for an invitation-only reading of Rich Orloff's award-winning comedy, Advanced Chemistry, at the National Arts Club on Monday, January 14th. (more...)

Directory of Contemporary Theatre Writers Launches with Concert at Second Stage Theatre, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2012

David Sisco (Founder/Curator) and Lorene Phillips (Contributing Editor) will celebrate the launch of THE DIRECTORY OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE WRITERS in a star-studded concert on Monday, January 21 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43 Street). (more...)

ARE YOU WORKING ON SOMETHING NEW? #4 Benefit for BC/EFA Plays Don't Tell Mama, 12/2 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2012

TNT Music has announced the fourth edition of 'Are You Working On Something New?', set for Sunday and Today, December 2nd and 3rd at 7.00pm at Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

ARE YOU WORKING ON SOMETHING NEW? #4 Benefit for BC/EFA Plays Don't Tell Mama, 12/2 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2012

TNT Music has announced the fourth edition of 'Are You Working On Something New?', set for tonight and Monday, December 2nd and 3rd at 7.00pm at Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

ARE YOU WORKING ON SOMETHING NEW? #4 Benefit for BC/EFA Plays Don't Tell Mama, 12/2 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2012

TNT Music has announced the fourth edition of 'Are You Working On Something New?', set for Sunday and Monday, December 2nd and 3rd at 7.00pm at Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

Jack Gindi's BEST FRIENDS Gets Reading at Shetler Studios' Theatre 54, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

Jack Gindi's new play, Best Friends, will have a staged reading at 2:00pm on Friday, November 16th at Theatre 54 inside Shetler Studios. David Glenn Armstrong directs this four-person contemporary comedy/drama which stars Josh Adam Davis, Sarah Nedwek, Graham Powell, and Leah Wagner. (more...)

David Glenn Armstrong to Direct AFFAIR OF HONOUR and HUNGARIAN NIGHTS NYMF Readings, 7/15-17 & 24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

Acclaimed director David Glenn Armstrong will be helming two back-to-back readings featuring award-winning Broadway actors in the New York Musical Theatre Festival Developmental Reading Series presented upstairs at the 45thStreet Theatre this month, July 2012. (more...)

David Glenn Armstrong Directs AFFAIR OF HONOUR and HUNGARIAN NIGHTS NYMF Readings, 7/15-17 & 24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2012

Acclaimed director David Glenn Armstrong will be helming two back-to-back readings featuring award-winning Broadway actors in the New York Musical Theatre Festival Developmental Reading Series presented upstairs at the 45thStreet Theatre this month, July 2012. (more...)

David Glenn Armstrong to Direct AFFAIR OF HONOUR and HUNGARIAN NIGHTS NYMF Readings, 7/15-17 & 24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2012

Acclaimed director David Glenn Armstrong will be helming two back-to-back readings featuring award-winning Broadway actors in the New York Musical Theatre Festival Developmental Reading Series presented upstairs at the 45thStreet Theatre this month, July 2012. (more...)

York Theatre Company Continues Reading Series With Bruce Hornsby's STRANGER, Featuring Lisa Brescia, Lance Guest and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) has announced the next three offerings in its Developmental ReaYork Theatre Company has announced the next three offerings in its Developmental Reading Series: Stranger, Guess Who's Coming to Seder? and Dirty Little Secret. ding Series: Stranger, Guess Who's Coming to Seder? and Dirty Little Secret. (more...)

York Theatre Company Continues Reading Series With Bruce Hornsby's STRANGER, 3/20; to Feature Lisa Brescia, Lance Guest and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2012

York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) has announced the next three offerings in its Developmental ReaYork Theatre Company has announced the next three offerings in its Developmental Reading Series: Stranger, Guess Who's Coming to Seder? and Dirty Little Secret. ding Series: Stranger, Guess Who's Coming to Seder? and Dirty Little Secret. (more...)

BWW JR: Introducing The New York Children's Theater Festival
by Erin Leigh Peck - Mar 05, 2012

It's finally here! The first festival created for the development of children's theatre in New York is happening next month, and they've just announced their fab lineup of original, family-friendly shows! (more...)

New York Children’s Theater Festival Announces Shows for Spring 2012
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2012

The New York Children's Theater Festival has announced the accepted participants for its inaugural season, chosen by a judging panel of over 30 industry professionals including Kevin ("Elmo") Clash, Cheryl Henson (President, The Henson Foundation), John Tartaglia (Emmy, Tony, and Drama Desk Award nominated actor, producer, puppeteer), Thomas Schumacher (President, Disney Theatrical Productions), and Michael Jung, (Vice President, Theatrical Development, Walt Disney Imagineering). (more...)

New York Musical Theatre Festival Presents THE BIG BANK 9/27-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2011

This year's New York Musical Theatre Festival will host the New York premiere of The Big Bank, a timely musical about a bank that loves to foreclose, written by Daniel and Jacob Seligmann, directed by David Glenn Armstrong. (more...)

New York Musical Theatre Festival Presents THE BIG BANK 9/27-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2011

This year's New York Musical Theatre Festival will host the New York premiere of The Big Bank, a timely musical about a bank that loves to foreclose, written by Daniel and Jacob Seligmann, directed by David Glenn Armstrong. (more...)

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