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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
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CAP21 to Launch 2015 Season with New Musical THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST, 2/4-28CAP21 to Launch 2015 Season with New Musical THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST, 2/4-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The award-winning CAP21 Theatre Company will open its 2015 season with the first production of a new musical, THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST, with book and lyrics by Jenny Stafford, music by Brandon Anderson, and story by Jenny Stafford and Brandon Anderson. It is a love story exploring the conflicting ways in which we each see the world and the fears we have of losing ourselves in other people. THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST will play a limited run from February 4 -28, 2015 at the CAP21 Theatre, 18 West 18th Street, 5th Floor, New York. (more...)

PTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORYPTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones, January 9 - 24, 2015. The play was workshopped in Pioneer Theatre Company's new play reading series, Play-by-Play, last season. The play-a finalist in the 2014 National Playwrights Conference-coincides with the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. (more...)

ASCAP Now Seeking New Musicals for 2015 DreamWorks Workshop with Stephen SchwartzASCAP Now Seeking New Musicals for 2015 DreamWorks Workshop with Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

ASCAP is now seeking new musicals for the annual ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles. Serving once more as artistic director for the workshop is Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, whose credits include hit Broadway shows Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, the Walt Disney films Enchanted, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt. (more...)

Playwright Adam Bock, Chairman Michael Feingold & More to Serve as Judges for 60th Annual Obie AwardsPlaywright Adam Bock, Chairman Michael Feingold & More to Serve as Judges for 60th Annual Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced the judges for the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. Longtime OBIE Administration Committee chairman Michael Feingold will be joined by playwright Adam Bock, orchestrator Bruce Coughlin, director Lear deBessonet, scenic designer Mimi Lien, critic David Rooney, Village Voice critic Tom Sellar, and director Liesl Tommy, to form the OBIE Awards judging panel. (more...)

HARBOR by Chad Beguelin to Make West Coast Premiere at NCTC, 1/23-3/1HARBOR by Chad Beguelin to Make West Coast Premiere at NCTC, 1/23-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

In January, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the West Coast Premiere of the sharp and timely new comedy, Harbor by Chad Beguelin, directed by NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker. Kevin's seemingly perfect world hits troubled waters in this 'wickedly funny' play (Variety) when his ne'er-do-well sister, Donna and her teenage daughter show up unexpectedly at the Sag Harbor home he shares with his husband, Ted. This sharp and timely comedy sails through the riptides of family and the unpredictability of the lives we lead. (more...)

James Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 GalaJames Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The American Theatre Wing is pleased to announce that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary actor James Earl Jones. Mr. Jones is a two-time Tony Award winner, two-time Obie Award winner and alumnus of the American Theatre Wing Professional School. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Marva Smalls will serve as Gala Chairs. (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Hannah Elless, Jason Tam & More to Say Farewell to Daniel Mate with Don't Tell Mama Concerts, Beginning TonightAriana DeBose, Hannah Elless, Jason Tam & More to Say Farewell to Daniel Mate with Don't Tell Mama Concerts, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

A wide array of the finest musical theatre talent will join acclaimed composer-lyricist Daniel Mate for three goodbye concerts at Don't Tell Mama this week, as he bids New York a fond farewell before relocating to the West Coast after ten years in NYC. Each concert will feature a diverse and unique set of Mate originals and cover tunes along with a different group of special musical guests. Max Friedman produces. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER-  Spotlight on Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell!BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Spotlight on Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2014

This week our spotlight is on Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell, whose original musical LMNOP received developmental productions at the University of Michigan and Goodspeed Musicals (Norma Terris Theatre). The show, produced with Third Coast Creative, will open in April 2015 at TUTS Underground in Houston, TX. (more...)

HO HO HUMBUG World Premiere to Open 12/5 at Stark Naked TheatreHO HO HUMBUG World Premiere to Open 12/5 at Stark Naked Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company presents its first-ever holiday production with the world premiere of Ho Ho Humbug - a hilarious Christmas-themed comedy produced in association with Third Coast Creative. Certain to become an annual holiday tradition for Houston theatre go-ers, Ho Ho Humbug opens on Friday, December 5th and runs through December 24th at Stark Naked's STUDIO 101. (more...)

Signature Theatre's Holiday Season to Feature Christine Pedi & HOLIDAY FOLLIESSignature Theatre's Holiday Season to Feature Christine Pedi & HOLIDAY FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

This December, Signature Theatre invites you and the family to ring in the holiday season with two limited-run shows. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/29-11/30/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/29-11/30/2014
by - Nov 30, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 30, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cuban Cast of RENT!Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cuban Cast of RENT!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

RENT will soon be making its Cuban premiere! Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment has announced it will bring Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning musical to Havana next month. Directed by Andy Senor, Jr., who starred in RENT on Broadway, the show is slated to open on Christmas Eve atBertolt Brecht Theater for an expected three month run. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment to Bring RENT to Cuba; Andy Senor, Jr. to DirectNederlander Worldwide Entertainment to Bring RENT to Cuba; Andy Senor, Jr. to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

According to The New York Times, the Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment has announced it will bring Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning musical to Havana next month. Directed by Andy Senor, Jr., who starred in RENT on Broadway, the show is slated to open on Christmas Eve at Bertolt Brecht Theater for an expected three month run. (more...)

Robin De Jesus, Tracy McDowell & Tim Weil Featured on THE ENSEMBLIST's RENT PodcastRobin De Jesus, Tracy McDowell & Tim Weil Featured on THE ENSEMBLIST's RENT Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 36th episode: 'RENT Retrospective' (more...)

A.R.T. to Present THE LIGHT PRINCESS, Beginning 12/7A.R.T. to Present THE LIGHT PRINCESS, Beginning 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Following previous season's sold-out holiday hits, The Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel, the A.R.T. Institute, in association with the Loeb Drama Center, brings back the enchanting musical, The Light Princess, by Lila Rose Kaplan with music by Mike Pettry, directed by Allegra Libonati, with choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman. Performances will be held at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge from December 7 through January 4, 2015. (more...)

Sundance Institute Sets Seven Artists for 2015 Playwrights & Composers RetreatSundance Institute Sets Seven Artists for 2015 Playwrights & Composers Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the seven artists selected for its 2015 Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation. The 16th annual writing colony at the 20,000-acre working cattle ranch outside of Sheridan, WY takes place February 2-20. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Playwrights Retreat is made possible through the generosity of Ucross Foundation. The program is one of the 24 residency labs across many creative disciplines focusing on artistic process that Sundance Institute offers annually. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's PubBridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances through the rest of November 2014. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows and scroll down for more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: RENT at Florida Southern College in LakelandBWW Reviews: RENT at Florida Southern College in Lakeland
by Peter Nason - Nov 18, 2014

The production has some shaky moments, but it soon settles into a wonderful, captivating show with a stunning performance of 'I Will Cover You (Reprise)' that is an out-of-the-park home run. (more...)

Shaina Taub to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/19Shaina Taub to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

After a year of traveling and performing all over the country, singer/songwriter Shaina Taub - winner of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grant - returns home to New York to present an evening of her original songs with her band, on Wednesday November 19 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. Shaina will be joined by her bandmates bassist/singer Mike Brun (Mr. Burns, Old Hats) and drummer/singer Jacob Colin Cohen (One Man, Two Guv'nors; Old Hats), pianist David Farrell Melton and singer Grace McLean (Bedbugs!!!), Catherine Brookman (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Starr Busby will make special guest appearances. The set list will features selections from Old Hats, There's A House, Robin, songs from Taub's two EPs, and many brand new songs as well. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Nederlander TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Nederlander Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 17, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Nederlander Theatre (more...)

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