Jonathan Larson News

Date of Birth: February 04, 1960
Date of Death: January 25, 1996 (35)
Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Gender: Male
VIDEO: Shaina Taub Sings Powerful Gun Violence Plea 'When' at  City Center Encores! Off-Center JAMBOREEVIDEO: Shaina Taub Sings Powerful Gun Violence Plea 'When' at City Center Encores! Off-Center JAMBOREE
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

The 'half-lament, half-rallying cry' was originally written in response to the Sandy Hook shootings. (more...)

IT HAD TO BE YOU, 4000 MILES, 'TOM SAWYER' and More Set for KWP Productions' 2016-17 SeasonIT HAD TO BE YOU, 4000 MILES, 'TOM SAWYER' and More Set for KWP Productions' 2016-17 Season
by Carol Kassie - Jul 28, 2016

KWP Productions has an ambitious season planned for 2016 - 2017.  The company will produce 6 'adult' plays and 3 children's productions at the Bhetty Waldron Theater at Actor's Rep in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Teases Tonight's SubCulture Gig With Shaina Taub; Hints at Something Big For SeptemberJason Robert Brown Teases Tonight's SubCulture Gig With Shaina Taub; Hints at Something Big For September
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

The show will include the two songwriters doing arrangements of each other's work. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for RENT at the Ivoryton PlayhousePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for RENT at the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Have you had enough of the doom and gloom of political conventions and global politics? Are you looking for an infusion of joy and empathy and hope for the future? Well then, look no further - Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical RENT opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Wednesday, August 3rd running until August 28th and we have joy and love to spare! BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at After Hours Theatre Company's I LOVE YOU BECAUSEPhoto Flash: First Look at After Hours Theatre Company's I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

AFTER HOURS THEATRE COMPANY, (who most recently produced Jonathan Larson's tick, ...tick...BOOM!), presents a modern day musical love story, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, music by Joshua Salzman, book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, musical direction by Elmo Zapp, choreography by Aja Gomez and directed by Rebecca Kenigsberg. I LOVE YOU BECAUSE opened July 22 and will perform through Sunday, August 7 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!, CABARET & More Will Play Broadway in Fort Lauderdale's 2016-17 Season!SOMETHING ROTTEN!, CABARET & More Will Play Broadway in Fort Lauderdale's 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The 2016 / 2017 Broadway Across America - Fort Lauderdale show lineup is as follows: (more...)

Dave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET to Play in Concert at Maria Hernandez ParkDave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET to Play in Concert at Maria Hernandez Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the very first performance of The Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment's Off Broadway in the Boros inaugural series. For one night only, July 29th, 2016, Dave Malloy, composer/playwright of the Broadway-bound Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, brings his award-winning chamber musical Ghost Quartet, a haunted song cycle about love, death, and whisky, to Bushwick's Maria Hernandez Park for a very special outdoor performance at sunset. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes LES MIS' Devin Ilaw to 'Something New'Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes LES MIS' Devin Ilaw to 'Something New'
by Something New - Jul 24, 2016

In Episode 415 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Devin Ilaw. Devin Ilaw is a performer, musician, music director, and vocal coach. He can currently be seen making his Broadway debut in LES MISERABLES, now playing through September 4th. Favorite credits include the 25th anniversary tour of LES MISERABLES, MISS SAIGON, BERNSTEIN'S MASS, WEARING BLACK, and THE KING AND I. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon. (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

Theatreworks USA Presents Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to SchoolTheatreworks USA Presents Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. Thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations, and donors, Theatreworks USA  will be able to send over 12,000 underserved youth to the theatre for FREE! (more...)

RENT The Musical Comes to The Old Rep, BirminghamRENT The Musical Comes to The Old Rep, Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

After performing at this year's Pride Birmingham, Michael Neri presents RENT The Musical at The Old Rep from Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 July. 2016 is a particularly exciting time for the rock musical, as RENT celebrates its 20th anniversary. This brand new production has been created entirely in Birmingham and hosts an impressive cast of local professional actors, including Sutton Coldfield's Timothy Gough as Roger. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Company Announces The Creation Of The Wolfson Theater CenterPhoto Coverage: Barrington Stage Company Announces The Creation Of The Wolfson Theater Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 20, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced the creation of The Wolfson Theater Center, at 122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA. and Broadwayworld was there. The center is made possible through a generous gift from Jessie and Bernard Wolfson, and will serve as the center of BSC operations. Renovations on the building are set to begin in August 2016, with the administrative offices set to relocate in November 2016. BSC's current office space, known as Octagon House (58 Union Street), will be converted into company housing. A.J. Schnopp Jr. Construction Inc., of Dalton, MA, will be the general contractor. (more...)

Barrington Stage to Begin Renovations on New Wolfson Theater Center This AugustBarrington Stage to Begin Renovations on New Wolfson Theater Center This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced today the creation of The Wolfson Theater Center, at 122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA. (more...)

Junie B. Jones Brings 'SURVIVAL GUIDE' Off-Broadway This SummerJunie B. Jones Brings 'SURVIVAL GUIDE' Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. (more...)

RENT at The Ivoryton Playhouse this AugustRENT at The Ivoryton Playhouse this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical RENT opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Wednesday, August 3rd running until August 28th. (more...)

BWW Review: Poignant and Powerful TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Spotlighters TheatreBWW Review: Poignant and Powerful TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Spotlighters Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jul 13, 2016

The Jonathan Larson musical should not be missed. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS LineupNational Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Adam Pascal Set for The Art House Series in Provincetown This WeekAdam Pascal Set for The Art House Series in Provincetown This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

 Tony-nominee and Obie and Theatre World Award winner Adam Pascal, has created some of the most memorable roles in recent Broadway history. He shot to stardom for originating the role of Roger in the Broadway blockbuster "Rent," as well as the London production, and starred in the film version. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Casting Director Michael Cassara to 'Something New'Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Casting Director Michael Cassara to 'Something New'
by Something New - Jul 10, 2016

In Episode 414 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Michael Cassara. Michael Cassara is a Casting Director and Educator based in New York City, dedicated to developing and fostering the growth of new musicals, plays, and film projects. He has worked with many of the nation's top theatres including Gulfshore Playhouse, the Denver Center, the Old Globe, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, The Hangar Theatre, and more. (more...)

After Hours Theatre Company to Present I LOVE YOU BECAUSE at Hudson Backstage TheatreAfter Hours Theatre Company to Present I LOVE YOU BECAUSE at Hudson Backstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

AFTER HOURS THEATRE COMPANY, (who most recently produced Jonathan Larson'stick, ...tick...BOOM!), presents a modern day musical love story, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, music by Joshua Salzman, book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, musical direction by Elmo Zapp, choreography by Aja Gomez and directed by Rebecca Kenigsberg. I LOVE YOU BECAUSE will open on Friday, July 22 and perform through Sunday, August 7 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

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