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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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Square Foot Theatre to Stage RENT, 11/20-23Square Foot Theatre to Stage RENT, 11/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

This November, The Square Foot Theatre Company will present RENT, the beloved work of Jonathan Larson. This will be this Connecticut based non-equity, non-profit community theatre's 36th production in 7 years. They are thrilled to begin their 2014-2015 season with this ground breaking musical. This production will be guest directed by The Broadway Boys member, Mike Backes. This production will not be one to miss. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater Adds Douglas Carter Beane Play, Musical by GREAT COMET OF 1812 Creator Dave Malloy to 2015 SeasonLincoln Center Theater Adds Douglas Carter Beane Play, Musical by GREAT COMET OF 1812 Creator Dave Malloy to 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced two new upcoming productions: SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks; and the LCT3 production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, to be directed by Rachel Chavkin. SHOWS FOR DAYS, marks the return of both playwright Douglas Carter Beane (The Nance) and director Jerry Zaks (The House of Blue Leaves, Anything Goes, Six Degrees of Separation) to Lincoln Center Theater, will begin previews Thursday, June 4 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. PRELUDES, the first musical to be produced by LCT3 in the Claire Tow Theater, will run from Saturday, May 23 through Sunday, July 19. Opening night is Monday, June 15. (more...)

CAP21 Partners With RKO Stage to Develop Five New MusicalsCAP21 Partners With RKO Stage to Develop Five New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

CAP21 Theatre Company and RKO Stage have partnered to develop 5 new musicals inspired by RKO's classic film library over the next two years. CAP21 has designed a year-long developmental process during which writing teams are able to complete a strong first draft of a new musical. During each cycle, writers will participate in CAP21's signature New Works Development Program, a comprehensive process that includes: Process Meetings, Writers Residencies, Roundtable Readings, Read-Thru/Sing-Thru Table Readings and Concert Readings. With this new partnership CAP21 is receiving funding to establish the residency. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/24-25Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents a brand-new musical concert event. Richard O'Brien's raucous musical The Rocky Horror Show is being offered as a special event, for three performances only, in a script-in-hand, singing-and-dancing concert-style presentation on Friday, October 24at 8:00 p.m. and at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. (more...)

Lesley Gore, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Laura Flanigan Sign On For LANCE & THE LADIES at Birdland, 10/20Lesley Gore, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Laura Flanigan Sign On For LANCE & THE LADIES at Birdland, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

LANCE HORNE, the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer, will return to Birdland Jazz Club with a special new show on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 PM as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series. 'Lance & the Ladies' is a musical party celebrating not only Lance's birthday but his friendships with women and his love of the female voice. (more...)

American Theater Group Sets 2014-15 Season: SIZE MATTERS, TICK, TICK...BOOM! & MoreAmerican Theater Group Sets 2014-15 Season: SIZE MATTERS, TICK, TICK...BOOM! & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Celebrating its 3rd season, American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company, has announced its 2014-2015 season. The company is in residence at Hamilton Stage in Rahway. (more...)

Broadway Sessiosn to Celebrate Composers & Writers, 10/9Broadway Sessiosn to Celebrate Composers & Writers, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. (more...)

THE MAC/GMTWP Songwriters Showcase: 'New from NYU - Songs for Cabaret Artists' Set for 10/11THE MAC/GMTWP Songwriters Showcase: 'New from NYU - Songs for Cabaret Artists' Set for 10/11
by Anna Bencivengo - Oct 6, 2014

The event will be on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program ("GMTWP") Black Box Theatre, 2nd floor, followed by a meet-and-greet with the writers and performers. (more...)

Veteran Amy Spanger Rejoins Broadway's CHICAGO TonightVeteran Amy Spanger Rejoins Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This fall, the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back celebrated Broadway baby Amy Spanger in the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Lin-Manuel MirandaTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 5, 2014

On Monday, October 6th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony, Emmy, Drama Desk, Obie winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda. Topics discussed include Miranda's upcoming new musical HAMILTON--which makes it's world premiere at the Public Theater in January, the Tony winning IN THE HEIGHTS, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, AND 21 CHUMP STREET--The short musical Miranda wrote for NPR's 'This American Life.' (more...)

Tracie Thoms, Julia Murney, Liz Callaway & More to Join Lance Horne at Birdland, 10/20Tracie Thoms, Julia Murney, Liz Callaway & More to Join Lance Horne at Birdland, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

LANCE HORNE, the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer, will return to Birdland Jazz Club with a special new show on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 PM as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series. 'Lance & the Ladies' is a musical party celebrating not only Lance's birthday but his friendships with women and his love of the female voice. (more...)

Tickets to Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND at NYTW Now On SaleTickets to Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND at NYTW Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Tickets for THE INVISIBLE HAND, the second production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2014/15 Season, are now on sale at www.nytw.org. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) and directed by Obie Award-winning director Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls),THE INVISIBLE HAND begins previews on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 and officially opens on Monday, December 8, 2014 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4, 2015. Cast and creative team will be announced shortly. (more...)

CHICAGO Veteran Amy Spanger to Rejoin Broadway Company Next MonthCHICAGO Veteran Amy Spanger to Rejoin Broadway Company Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This fall, the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back celebrated Broadway baby Amy Spanger in the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart. (more...)

Photo Flash: Galyana Castillo Wins Marty Thomas Presents' DIVA BE A DIVA Competition, Round 1Photo Flash: Galyana Castillo Wins Marty Thomas Presents' DIVA BE A DIVA Competition, Round 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA features NYC's finest female vocalists paying tribute to the greatest icons throughout history! The show performs weekly in midtown Manhattan hotspot, Industry Bar. It has also been seen around the country, as well as on Off Broadway and Broadway stages. In its fourth year, the show has featured such acts as Shoshana Bean, Shayna Steele, Rachel Potter, Alysha Umphress, Lena Hall, Eden Espinosa, The Glamazons, The Skivvies, Ramona Keller, N'Kenge, Saycon Sengbloh, Kate Rockwell and many many more. To expand its talent pool, Industry Bar announces the second installment of the BE A DIVA Competition. Scroll down for photos from Round 1 on Monday, September 29! (more...)

INSPIRED 5: A Benefit Concert for Animal Haven & The Second Chance Rescue Set for 10/18 at Laurie Beechman TheatreINSPIRED 5: A Benefit Concert for Animal Haven & The Second Chance Rescue Set for 10/18 at Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Adam Gwon, Julianne Wick Davis, Bobby Cronin, Sam Willmott, Ewalt & Walker, and Andre Catrini star in INSPIRED 5: A Benefit Concert for Animal Haven & The Second Chance Rescue, on SATURDAY 10/18 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

Leading Theaters from Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC & More Receive 2014 National Theatre Company GrantsLeading Theaters from Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC & More Receive 2014 National Theatre Company Grants
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The American Theatre Wing has announced the recipients of its 2014 National Theatre Company Grants. This year's recipients are: Amphibian Stage Productions (Fort Worth, Texas), Ars Nova (New York, New York), Forum Theatre (Silver Spring, Maryland), Keen Company (New York, New York), PlayGround (San Francisco, California) , Red Bull Theater (New York, NY), Rogue Machine Theatre (Los Angeles, California), The House Theatre of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois), the TEAM (Brooklyn, New York), Theater Wit (Chicago, Illinois), Theatre B (Fargo, North Dakota), and Williamston Theatre (Williamston, Michigan). (more...)

American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala Raises Record-Breaking AmountAmerican Theatre Wing's Annual Gala Raises Record-Breaking Amount
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The American Theatre Wing announced today that its annual gala, held this past Monday evening at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising over $750,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2013, by more than $50,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Network, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running 'Working in the Theatre' media program. (more...)

New York Theatre Barn's The Choreography Lab Continues TonightNew York Theatre Barn's The Choreography Lab Continues Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

In the September installment of New York Theatre Barn's The Choreography Lab, three choreographers will present new production numbers created in conjunction with three composer/lyricists. The salon begins at 6:30pm at ART/NY Studios, Spaces @ 520 (520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Studio B). Doors open at 6:15pm tonight. This event is free, but kindly RSVP to: ChoreoLab@NYTheatreBarn.org (more...)

Chita Rivera, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland in OctoberChita Rivera, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2014 schedule, featuring Chita Rivera, Dave Leibman Big Band, Miss Coco Peru, Benny Green Trio, Kenny Baron and Dave Holland, Barbara Carroll, Ron Carter Nonet, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Rachel Bay Jones and More Sing Miller and Tysen at 54 Below TonightCarolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Rachel Bay Jones and More Sing Miller and Tysen at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The Songs of Miller and Tysen' tonight, September 15th, 2014. Shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Described as equal parts James Taylor and Stephen Sondheim, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen's songs have been performed everywhere from East Village folk clubs, to Off-Broadway theaters, to Sesame Street. The concert will feature some of Broadway's best performers singing never-before-heard material from Tuck Everlasting, which premieres at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta this winter. The concert will also include favorite tunes from The Burnt Part Boys, and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. (more...)

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