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
Gabrielle Stravelli Extends Metropolitan Room Engagement Through 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI, the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist, has extended her exclusive engagement at The Metropolitan Room through August. After sold out shows and amazing reviews - including a rave in The New York Times - a special encore performance has been added on Wednesday, August 13, in addition to remaining shows on Tuesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 PM. Stravelli, called an 'outstanding singer' by The Wall Street Journal, is known from her tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd Street Y and her long-running Soho jazz brunch. Her new show, directed by nightlife legend Marilyn Maye, includes selections from her debut CD Waiting in Vain previews tracks for her upcoming sophomore release. The evening features classic standards like 'While We're Young' and 'Goody Goody,' pop hits such as 'Young Folks' (Peter, Bjorn and John) and 'Have You Ever Seen the Rain' (John Fogerty), in addition to distinctive original compositions. She is joined by Joshua Richman on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums. (more...)

Karen Olivo to Teach Master Class at Minnetonka Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Tony Award-winning actress Karen Olivo is coming to Minnetonka Theatre to teach a Master Class for high school students. This exciting two-day event is open to all Minnetonka High School theatre students interested in improving their audition techniques, and will include workshops, mock auditions, and even private coaching for the cast of Minnetonka's student summer stock production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (August 8-16). (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory to Present THE SACRED HARP Concert, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On Monday, July 28 at 8PM Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present an acoustic concert of songs from Peter Lerman's new musical play, THE SACRED HARP, about the nephew of a preacher who tries to break free from his Appalachian confines by building an enchanted guitar. The concert, directed by Austin Regan features Van Hughes (American Idiot, 9 to 5, Hairspray) and Christy Altomare (Mamma Mia!, Carrie: the Musical), as well as a full chorus performing traditional Sacred Harp hymns. (more...)

Adam Pascal to Join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ The Art House Series, 7/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

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. On July 26 and 27 he returns to the acclaimed, original Broadway @ The Art House series, where he joins pianist and host Seth Rudetsky for an unforgettable evening of conversation and song. This marks his first return to Provincetown stages since debuting with the Art House series in its inaugural season of 2011. Adam also originated the role of Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice's 'Aida,' and was featured as the Emcee in the critically acclaimed revival of 'Cabaret' directed by Sam Mendes. Most recently he's starred on Broadway in 'Memphis' and in 'Chicago.' For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Samuel French has announced a talented roster of judges for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, running from August 5th-10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Sean McDermott, Sarah Litzsinger and More Set for NYMF's 'THE MUSIC BOX', 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Broadway veterans Sean McDermott and Sarah Litzsinger will join a cast of seasoned performers in The New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF) The Music Box, An Evening of Lady Composers on July 23. Performances will take place at 6 and 9 PM at the Ford Foundation Studio Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

2014-15 New Victory LabWorks Welcomes 10 New Projects from Taylor Mac, The Civilians and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The New Victory Theater, New York City's premier theater for kids and families, announces the 2014-15 New Victory LabWorks new work development residencies. Now in its second year, the New Victory LabWorks Artist Residency Program provides rehearsal space, support and feedback for select New York artists of all disciplines who desire to create original high-quality productions for young audiences. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Adds BILLY & RAY to 2014-15 Season; Garry Marshall to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the Vineyard Theatre's New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's comedy BILLY & RAY this fall, with performances set to begin October 2 and an opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul to Attend European Premiere of DOGFIGHT in London, 13 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and book writer Peter Duchan are to attend the European premiere of their acclaimed musical Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse on Wednesday 13 August. (more...)

STANDALONE Original Online Cast Recording Released Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Joel B. New's musical theatre podcast, 'Something New', releases the premiere studio recording of his song cycle, STANDALONE. (more...)

Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient Sara Cooper'S THINGS I LEFT ON LONG ISLAND Set to Play New York International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Roadie Soadie Productions will present the world premiere of Things I Left On Long Island, a new play by 2014 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient Sara Cooper in the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Andy Monroe and Amanda Yesnowitz Headline NYTB's New Works Series, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The July installment of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series features selections from new musicals written by Andy Monroe (The Kid) and Amanda Yesnowitz (the Broadway bound Somehwere in Time), on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Daryl Roth Theatre's D-Lounge. The monthly New Works Series, now in its 7th year at the Daryl Roth Theatre, is the core of New York Theatre Barn's new work development process for emerging writers and new musicals. (more...)

BWW Reviews: No Day But Today To See RENT At SoLuna
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 17, 2014

I'm always cautious in seeing a regional production of Jonathan Larsen's Rent as I have become a Renthead over the years. The thing to remember is art has different interpretations. SoLuna Studio Artistic Director and Owner Karen Braun fantastically directs and choreographs this slightly reimagined take on Mr. Larson's Tony and Pulitzer winning musical. Running through July 27th, some adjustments were made for SoLuna's vision including an unexpected twist the last moment of the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lyric Arts Company of Anoka Does Jonathan Larson Proud with their Production of RENT
by Jill Schafer - Jul 15, 2014

RENT gets me every time. Seeing it for the 14th time is just as thrilling, emotional, and epic as the first time I saw it 17 years ago. I can't even put into words why it has such a strong grip on my soul. It's just such a beautiful message of love, hope, community, and life, made all the more poignant by creator Jonathan Larson's untimely passing. Lyric Arts' new production is truly beautiful; the cast is energetic and talented, the sets and costumes have that cool rock show vibe, and the staging is different enough to make it feel fresh and original, but similar enough to the Broadway version to feel familiar to RENTheads like me. RENT is a brilliantly written piece of music-theater, and Lyric Arts has done Jonathan Larson proud. I can think of no higher praise. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Sondheim Society's GOD at The London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Cast members Emma Odell ( Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer OfTheYear [SSSSPOTY] finalist 2009), Kris Olsen ( SSSSPOTY Winner 2012), Corrine Priest (SSSSPOTY Winner 2014) and Jay Worley ( SSSSPOTY finalist 2014) showcase a range of songs from Jonathan Larson (Sunday) and Andrew Lippa ( Marshall Levin) to Alan Chapman (Everybody Wants to be Sondheim) and many more besides in Stephen Sondheim Society's GOD. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

New England Premiere of MURDER BALLAD to Play Oberon, Begin. 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

MURDER BALLAD, the new immersive rock musical that enjoyed an acclaimed, sold-out run in New York City will play OBERON (2 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA) this August for a strictly limited engagement. (more...)

NYMF to Present THE MUSIC BOX: AN EVENING OF LADY COMPOSERS, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will present The Music Box, An Evening of Lady Composers July 23. Performances will take place at 6 and 9 PM at the Ford Foundation Studio Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

The Musical Theater Project and Cleveland Public Theatre Presents I AM WHAT I AM, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 06, 2014

The Musical Theater Project and Cleveland Public Theatre will present "I Am What I Am: Gays, Lesbians and the American Musical" on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2pm and 7pm. Both performances will be held in the Gordon Square Theatre at Cleveland Public Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsals Underway for Stephen Sondheim Society's GOD, July 8-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

Rehearsals are now well underway for GOD, the 20th anniversary celebration show from the Stephen Sondheim Society, which pays tribute to Mr Sondheim and his genius. (more...)

Local Performance of RENT to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

A portion of proceeds from SoLuna Studio's upcoming production of RENT will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This brand-new fresh take on the classic Broadway musical will run from July 11th - 27th. Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $15 for students and seniors and $20 for adults. Group rates are also available. (more...)

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