Joe Stein News

Official: Norm Lewis to Star in Industry Reading of MANDELA: A NEW MUSICAL, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Norm Lewis - the Tony Award nominated leading man who will soon make history as the first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway- will play the title role in a special industry reading of Mandela: A New Musical with book, music and lyrics by Steven M. Fisher on Monday, March 31 at 3:00 PM. It will be directed by David Glenn Armstrong with Music Direction by Micah Young. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Begins Construction on Tobacco Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

This morning, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, St. Ann's Warehouse Founder and Artistic Director Susan Feldman, St. Ann's Warehouse Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson, St. Ann's Warehouse Board Chair Joseph S. Steinberg, Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer, NYC Council Member Stephen Levin, State Senator Daniel Squadron and others broke ground at the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event signals the beginning of St. Ann's $27 million development of the historic building, originally constructed in 1861, into a 25,000 SF performing arts center and community hub on the Brooklyn waterfront. The Tobacco Warehouse will serve as a permanent home for St. Ann's, which has activated found spaces for cultural use in downtown Brooklyn since in 1980. The non-profit organization plans to present its opening season in the Brooklyn Bridge Park warehouse in Fall 2015. (more...)

Personal Trainer, Fitness Columnist and Motivational Speaker Joe Stein Releases 'Leave the Cannoli Take the Weights'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Leave the Cannoli Take the Weights will take you on a knock-your-socks-off journey to better health and optimum fitness designed and implemented by Certified Personal Trainer, Health and Lifestyle Coach and Motivational Speaker Joe Stein aka 'Trainer Joe.' Using edgy humor and cold, hard facts, you'll feel like a combination of a drill sergeant and humorist has stepped into your life. When Trainer Joe is working with you, there are no more excuses. You'll be eating the right foods and exercising appropriately for your age level and physical condition. You definitely won't be sitting on your butt inhaling a package of cookies or downing a pint of ice cream. (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...)

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...)

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...)

BWW TV: Next Broadway Sensation: Heat 2- Mike Longo
by NYMF Next Broadway Sensation 2012 - Oct 01, 2012

Mike Longo is ecstatic to be back with NYMF, only this time, a part of 2012's Next Broadway Sensation! This Bensonhurst, Brooklyn native was last seen with NYMF '11 in Gerard Alessandrini's 'Madame X' starring Donna English. He has just returned from Surflight Theatre's production of 'Once Upon A Time In New Jersey' co-starring with previous NYMF Broadway Sensation 2007 winner, George Psomas. Other credits include Villa Diodati: A Chamber Opera and Joe Stein's Heaven Can Wait, both at the York Theatre. (more...)

Rising Action Theater Presents WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2011

Rising Action Theater announces that this Monday, November 14th at 7:30pm for the first ever there will be a public reading of the new comedy/mystery 'Who Killed Joan Crawford?' by Carbonell/Silver Palm Award winner Michael Leeds who last season directed Rising Action Theatre's critically acclaimed production of The Boys In The Band. (more...)

Rising Action Theater Presents WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD? 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2011

On Monday, November 14th at 7:30pm Rising Action will present the first ever public reading of the new comedy/mystery 'Who Killed Joan Crawford?' by Carbonell/Silver Palm Award winner Michael Leeds who last season directed Rising Action Theatre's critically acclaimed production of The Boys In The Band. (more...)

Rising Action Theater Presents WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD? 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

On Monday, November 14th at 7:30pm Rising Action will present the first ever public reading of the new comedy/mystery 'Who Killed Joan Crawford?' by Carbonell/Silver Palm Award winner Michael Leeds who last season directed Rising Action Theatre's critically acclaimed production of The Boys In The Band. (more...)

Amanda Passanante, Kristin Dausch Lead Lyric Stage's RAGS, 10/28-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2011

Lyric Stage continues its exciting 19th season with the world premiere of the newly revised RAGS, October 28 through November 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall. This epic and unforgettable musical, set in turn-of-the-century New York at the height of the great wave of Eastern Europeans flooding into America, tells the story of five Jewish immigrants and their struggle to make a better life for themselves. The production runs October 28 through November 6, 2011 and performances are in the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall. Tickets can be Ordered Online by Clicking Here or by calling the box office @ 972-252-2787 . (more...)

Anika Noni Rose and Gay Marshall Featured In GIFT OF LIGHT 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2011

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. announced today that in celebration of the Statue of Liberty's upcoming 125th Anniversary on October 28th, Macy's has committed the proceeds from the sale of its newly recorded song 'Gift of Light' to benefit the Foundation's non-profit mission for projects at Liberty and Ellis Islands, working in partnership with the National Park Service. (more...)

Anika Noni Rose and Gay Marshall Featured In GIFT OF LIGHT 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. announced today that in celebration of the Statue of Liberty's upcoming 125th Anniversary on October 28th, Macy's has committed the proceeds from the sale of its newly recorded song 'Gift of Light' to benefit the Foundation's non-profit mission for projects at Liberty and Ellis Islands, working in partnership with the National Park Service. (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...)

Amanda Passanante, Kristin Dausch Lead Lyric Stage's RAGS, 10/28-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2011

Lyric Stage continues its exciting 19th season with the world premiere of the newly revised RAGS, October 28 through November 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall. This epic and unforgettable musical, set in turn-of-the-century New York at the height of the great wave of Eastern Europeans flooding into America, tells the story of five Jewish immigrants and their struggle to make a better life for themselves. The production runs October 28 through November 6, 2011 and performances are in the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall. Tickets can be Ordered Online by Clicking Here or by calling the box office @ 972-252-2787 . (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...)

New York Musical Theatre Festival's THE BIG BANK Opens
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...)

Matt Cavenaugh And Jenny Powers Lead MANY HAPPY RETURNS At NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2011

MATT CAVENAUGH and JENNY POWERS are set to star in A NYMF Developmental Reading of: MANY HAPPY RETURNS- A New Musical by Carey Ramos and Lamont Dozier. (more...)

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