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BWW Interview: Composer/Lyricist Michael Patrick Walker Talks DOG AND PONY at The Old Globe
by Don Grigware - Jun 11, 2014

Musician/composer/lyricist Michael Patrick Walker is world premiering a new musical Dog and Pony at the Old Globe in San Diego. Walker is best known as one of the composers of the hit musical Altar Boyz. He was nominated for a 2005 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and for two 2005 Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and for Best Lyrics for Altar Boyz. The show also won the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. In our chat, Walker talks in depth about Dog and Pony and working with the cast and creative team at the Old Globe. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Old Globe's New Musical DOG AND PONY
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 10, 2014

An Idaho film festival reunites a pair of estranged screenwriters in the new musical DOG AND PONY by Rick Elise (Peter and the Starcatcher, Jersey Boys) and Michael Patrick Walker (Altar Boyz). As Mags (Nicole Parker) and Andy (Jon Patrick Walker) rehash memories from their 13-year partnership, we quickly see that this dysfunctional relationship was doomed from the start. We also know from the beginning how this musical is going to end. (more...)

Photo Flash: DOG AND PONY World Premiere Opens Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Dog and Pony, a new musical with book by Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker. From the award-winning talents behind Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Altar Boyz, Dog and Pony is a romantic musical comedy that follows Mags and Andy, a successful screenwriting team, as their professional relationship evolves into something more. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in Los Angeles and San Diego
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 04, 2014

Here are Summer Stages Picks from Broadwayworld's Ellen Dostal for what to see in Los Angeles and San Diego. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nicole Parker, Jon Patrick Walker, Beth Leavel and More in DOG AND PONY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Dog and Pony, a new musical with book by Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker. From the award-winning talents behind Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Altar Boyz, Dog and Pony is a romantic musical comedy that follows Mags and Andy, a successful screenwriting team, as their professional relationship evolves into something more. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/28/14 - OUR NEW GIRL, BAKERSFIELD MIST and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 28, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Atlantic Theater Company's OUR NEW GIRL opens off-Broadway tonight, and BAKERSFIELD MIST, starring Kathleen Turner, kicks off in the West End! (more...)

Photo Flash: DOG AND PONY Begins Performances Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Dog and Pony, a new musical with book by Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker. From the award-winning talents behind Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Altar Boyz, Dog and Pony is a romantic musical comedy that follows Mags and Andy, a successful screenwriting team, as their professional relationship evolves into something more. Scroll down to meet the company! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: APRIL 26 - MAY 2
by BWW Special Coverage - May 02, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at this year's Tony nominees, the casts of VIOLET on Broadway and the UK's ROCK OF AGES tour, and a peek into CABARET's gypsy robe ceremony! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of DOG AND PONY at The Old Globe - Roger Rees, Nicole Parker, Jon Patrick Walker, Beth Leavel and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The Old Globe yesterday announced the cast of the World Premiere of Dog and Pony, a new musical with book by Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker. From the award-winning talents behind Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Altar Boyz, Dog and Pony is a romantic musical comedy that follows Mags and Andy, a successful screenwriting team, as their professional relationship evolves into something more. Scroll down to meet the company! (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Closes Today at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2014

Peter and the Starcatcher sets sail today and will play its final performance at New World Stages today, Sunday, January 12, 2014, after almost two years, five Tony Awards, and 645 performances (both on Broadway and at New World Stages). Written by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony Award-nominee Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher opened on Broadway on April 15, 2012 and ran until January 20, 2013, before beginning performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) on Monday, March 18, 2013. (more...)

Steve Rosen Rejoins PETER AND THE STARCATCHER as 'Smee'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Third time's a charm! The producers of the audience and critics' favorite Peter and the Starcatcher announced today that Steve Rosen, who stepped in to play the role of Black Stache for certain performances during the show's Off-Broadway run at NYTW, again stepped into the show as Smee this past summer, will be joining once again as Smee tonight, November 11, to finish the run of the show with the rest of the cast. Peter and the Starcatcher will play its final performance at New World Stages on Sunday, January 12, 2014. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Celebrates Movember in Support of Sean Kimberling Testicular Cancer Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

The producers of Peter and the Starcatcher have announced a partnership with The Sean Kimberling Testicular Cancer Foundation, to celebrate Movember, the global charity that raises funds and awareness to combat prostate cancer and mental health challenges. Movember, which invites men to join the movement by growing a moustache for the 30-days of November, is a charity movement especially close to the heart of Peter and the Starcatcher's own mustachioed pirate, Black Stache, who rightly claims "the 'stache is on everyone's lips…." (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER's Mermaids and Mermen Go on Afternoon Coffee Run
by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2013

Click below for a Halloween treat -- the mermaids and mermen of Peter and the Starcatcher needed a coffee boost after all of the starstuff and headed to Starbucks, tails in tow! (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Close at New World Stages January 12, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

The producers of Peter and the Starcatcher announced this morning that the audience and critics' favorite will play its final performance at New World Stages on Sunday, January 12, 2014, after almost two years, five Tony Awards, and 645 performances (both on Broadway and at New World Stages). Written by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony Award-nominee Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher opened on Broadway on April 15, 2012 and ran until January 20, 2013, before beginning performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) on Monday, March 18, 2013. (more...)

Steve Rosen to Join Cast of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER as 'Smee' on 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

The producers of the audience and critics' favorite Peter and the Starcatcher announced today that Steve Rosen, who stepped in to play the role of Black Stache for certain performances during the show's Off-Broadway run at NYTW, will again step into the show, this time to take over the role of Smee, on Monday, July 8. Kevin Del Aguila will play his last performance on Sunday, July 7, before joining the cast of Love's Labours Lost at The Public Theater. Del Aguila returns to Peter and the Starcatcher onAugust 26. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Cast of MATILDA & More Set for 54 BELOW this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. 54 Below also launched its series of late night events. Joining Tuesday nights' popular Backstage with Susie Mosher is vocal competition The Callback, performance event The Studio, and more. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

For those craving a show after the show, stop by 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Loosen your tie and enjoy as Broadway's nightclub expands its late night series. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher and more: (more...)

Photo Flash: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Celebrates 100th Show at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Written by Elice and directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony Award-nomineeAlex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher officially began performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) on Monday, March 18, 2013, after ending its triumphant run on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday, January 20, 2013. The show just celebrated its 100th performance at New World Stages and you can check out phtos below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at New World Stages!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2013

Written by Elice and directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony Award-nominee Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher officially began performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) on Monday, March 18, 2013, after ending its triumphant run on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Check out highights from the off-Broadway production below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Cast Supports Coney Island Mermaid Parade
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2013

Written by Elice and directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony Award-nominee Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher officially began performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) on Monday, March 18, 2013, after ending its triumphant run on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday, January 20, 2013.When the cast heard that the Coney Island Mermaid Parade is currently trying to raise funds through a Kickstarter campaign, they made a video to show support for the cause. Check it out below! (more...)

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