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NYMF Hit VOLLEYGIRLS Receives New World Stages Development Prize
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

VOLLEYGIRLS, the breakout hit from the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), adds The New World Stages Development Prize Award to their list of accomplishments. VOLLEYGIRLS, produced by NYMF, MONICA RAYMUND of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, and JACOB HARVEY of CAVE 76 PRODUCTIONS, performed to sold-out houses for nine performances in the 10th Anniversary Season of NYMF at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036) in July. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER! Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 02, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! is directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! features David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (MR. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! also features 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! plays the Millburn, New Jersey theater through December 29. The official press opening was last night, December 1, 2013, and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: OLIVER! Takes Opening Night Bows at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 02, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! is directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! features David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (MR. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! also features 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! plays the Millburn, New Jersey theater through December 29. The official press opening was last night, December 1, 2013, and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

David Garrison, Betsy Morgan, John Treacy Egan, Ethan Haberfield and Tyler Moran Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER! Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will continue its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! will feature David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (MR. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! will also feature 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater from tonight, November 21 through December 29. The official press opening night is Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 7:00pm. (more...)

David Garrison, Betsy Morgan, John Treacy Egan, Ethan Haberfield and Tyler Moran to Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will continue its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! will feature David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (Mr. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! will also feature 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater from November 21 through December 29. The official press opening night is Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYMF Celebrates 2013 Awards for Excellence, Closing Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence and celebrated its closing night yesterday, July 28, 2013. Scroll down for photos of the winners and the closing festivities! (more...)

Luba Mason, Darren Ritchie & More Win NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence. Awards are voted on by the NYMF jury. (more...)

Charl Brown, Andrew Lippa & Laren Molina Join NYCLU's BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2013

Newly announced for the evening are Charl Brown (Tony nomination, Motown The Musical); Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd); and Andrew Lippa, Tony- and Grammy-nominated composer and librettist of The Addams Family, The Wild Party, and Big Fish, opening on Broadway in October. (more...)

Charl Brown, Andrew Lippa & Laren Molina Join NYCLU's BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Newly announced for the evening are Charl Brown (Tony nomination, Motown The Musical); Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd); and Andrew Lippa, Tony- and Grammy-nominated composer and librettist of The Addams Family, The Wild Party, and Big Fish, opening on Broadway in October. (more...)

New York Musical Theatre Festival 2013 Highlights- 10 Shows to Watch!
by BWW - Jul 10, 2013

The 2013 Festival opened earlier this week and BroadwayWorld wants to keep you in the loop on highlights of this season. Check out some of the most buzzed-about productions below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival Gives Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - Jul 09, 2013

Last week, NYMF presented a special preview of the 2013 featuring musical selections from: Julian Po, The Water Dream, Mother Divine, Marry Harry, Crossing Swords, Legacy Falls, Standby, Volleygirls and Dizzy Miss Lizzie's Roadside Revue Presents The Brontes. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage from the special event below! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for NYMF's VOLLEYGIRLS Starring Susan Blackwell
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, MONICA RAYMUND of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, and CAVE 76 PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce the world premiere production of VOLLEYGIRLS, with book by Rob Ackerman (Tabletop - 2001 Drama Desk), lyrics by Sam Forman (book for F#%king Up Everything), music by Eli Bolin (I Sing, Roller Boogie TV: Sesame Street), musical supervision by Matt Castle, choreographed by Ryan Kasprzak (TV: Smash Tour: Billy Elliot), musical direction by Mike Pettry and directed by Neil Patrick Stewart (LA theatre: The Elephant Man - Ovation Award nominations). VOLLEYGIRLS will play a limited engagement at Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Monday, July 15 and continue through Saturday, July 27. Opening Night is Monday, July 15 (9 p.m.). (more...)

Photo Flash: Beth Glover, Mark Zimmerman and More in Goodspeed's GOOD NEWS! After Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of the classic musical Good News!. This high spirited musical comedy will run from April 12 - June 22 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Good News! will be sponsored by Liberty Bank and Updike, Kelley & Spellacy. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2013] BroadwayWorld has a first look at the first performance show party. Check them out below! (more...)

Beth Glover, Mark Zimmerman and More Featured in Goodspeed's GOOD NEWS! - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of the classic musical Good News!. This high spirited musical comedy will run from April 12 - June 22 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Good News! will be sponsored by Liberty Bank and Updike, Kelley & Spellacy. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2013] (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner, David Beach and More in Julie Andrews' THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2012

The Great American Mousical, a smart and funny celebration of life in the theatre, is currently running through December 9, 2012. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

Julie Andrews-Helmed THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL to Feature Emily Skinner, Paul Carlin and More at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012

Two time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has just announced the cast of the new musical The Great American Mousical, to be directed by Julie Andrews. This developmental production will run November 8 - December 2, 2012 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Connecticut. The Great American Mousical will be sponsored by Essex Meadows. (more...)

Emily Skinner Set to Star in Goodspeed's THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL, Directed by Julie Andrews, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012

Tony Award nominee, Emily Skinner, is set to star in THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL, directed by Julie Andrews, at the Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theatre, November 8 through December 2 as a developmental production. She will play a diva mouse named Adelaide. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of Arena Stage's THE MUSIC MAN, Starring Kate Baldwin, Burke Moses and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2012

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's production of Meredith Wilson's The Music Man, helmed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, stars Kate Baldwin (Tony Award nominee for Broadway's Finian's Rainbow) as Marian the librarian, joined by Burke Moses (original Gaston in Broadway's Beauty and the Beast) as Harold Hill. The Music Man runs May 11-July 22, 2012 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Molly Smith Helms THE MUSIC MAN at Arena Stage, 5/11-7/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

Crafty con-man Harold Hill brings mischief and the magic of music to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater this spring in Meredith Willson's The Music Man. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical is directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, whose cultural dynamism made Oklahoma! a record-breaking audience favorite last season. With choreography by Parker Esse and music direction by Lawrence Goldberg, The Music Man runs May 11-July 22, 2012 in the Fichandler Stage, with all performances in May already sold out. (more...)

Full Cast of Arena Stage's THE MUSIC MAN Announced; Burke Moses Joins Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2012

Casting is announced for Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. Artistic Director Molly Smith helms this classic family musical, which stars the previously announced Kate Baldwin (Tony Award nominee for Broadway's Finian's Rainbow) as Marian the librarian, who will be joined by Burke Moses (original Gaston in Broadway's Beauty and the Beast) as Harold Hill. The Music Man runs May 11-July 22, 2012 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

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