Kevin Murphy News

Mayne Stage to Present REEFER MADNESS, Begin. 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Mayne Stage has announced Cult Camp Productions presentsReefer Madness The Musical this August 8, 15, 17, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., 7 p.m. doors. Tickets are $20 general admission and are on sale now at (866) 468-3401 or at www.maynestage.com. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 16, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Seussical' splashes, 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Clemente' and 'Hansel & Gretel' bow, 'Hank Williams' returns, 'Charlie Brown' takes a hike, plus 'Reefer Madness' at Mayne, Bill Larkin at Davenport's and showtunes at Ravinia. Plus:'Titanic' arrives as 'The Last Ship' sails! (more...)

HEATHERS Sets Early August Closing Date Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the critically acclaimed musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will play its final performance of its limited engagement at New World Stages on Monday, August 4, 2014 after 17 previews and 145 regular performances. (more...)

Barrett Wilbert Weed Departs HEATHERS; Charissa Hogeland to Take Over as 'Veronica'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Drama Desk nominee Barrett Wilbert Weed has officially left the cast of Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical currently playing at New World Stages. A show representative told BWW: 'Barrett Wilbert Weed has departed the Off-Broadway production of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL to pursue other opportunities. Original cast member Charissa Hogeland, who has understudied the role of Veronica since the show's premiere at New World Stages, will take over the leading role, effective immediately.' (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Yellow Sound Label's HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL (World Premiere Cast Recording) Has Some Damage
by David Clarke - Jul 03, 2014

Daniel Waters' quirky and deliciously dark 1989 film Heathers is a beloved cult classic known for catchy one-liners and its wonderfully subversive humor. Naturally, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL garnered a lot of interest because of the film's reputation. However, once the World Premiere Cast Album was released, we all got a peek inside the peculiar musical. Sadly, the glimpses offered on the disc are largely disappointing and entirely underwhelming. (more...)

Double Dog Theatre to Present REEFER MADNESS, 7/18-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

This summer, the newly formed professional theatre company, Double Dog Theatre, will welcome patrons to their first production, the anti-marijuana spoof, Reefer Madness, The Musical. (more...)

BWW TV: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Company Previews Cast Album at Barnes & Noble!
by Randy Rainbow - Jun 24, 2014

Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, just celebrated the release of its World Premiere Cast Recording on Yellow Sound Label- available now for digital download on iTunes, and in stores . The cast just gave a special performance at Barnes & Noble and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Go inside the special event in the video below! (more...)

Syfy's New Epic Supernatural Drama Series DOMINION and Returning DEFIANCE Score Strong Premieres on Thursday, June 19
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Successfully establishing a potent Thursday night original scripted programming block, the premieres of Syfy's new epic supernatural drama series Dominion and the second season return of the popular series Defiance each delivered two million total viewers during their June 19 premieres. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: What's Your Damage?! Watch Highlights from HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2014

Heathers: The Musical, the new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, opened on Monday, March 31, 2014 - the 25th Anniversary of the film's release - at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, 'Defiance', 'Desperate Housewives'), Heathers: The Musical is directed by famed stage and screen director Andy Fickman(Reefer Madness, Parental Guidance, She's The Man), with choreography by Emmy Award winnerMarguerite Derricks (Fame, Charlie's Angels, Austin Powers films). Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to exclusively premiere highlights from the new musical! (more...)

Photo Coverage: HEATHERS Cast Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 17, 2014

Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, just celebrated the release of its World Premiere Cast Recording on Yellow Sound Label- available now for digital download on iTunes, and in stores starting today, June 17. The cast just gave a special performance at Barnes & Noble and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

A VERY HEATHERS PROM to Celebrate Cast Album Release 6/18 at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will host A VERY HEATHERS PROM immediately following the performance on Wednesday, June 18, from 10:30PM-2:00AM at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in New York City. The Prom celebrates the release of the show's World Premiere Cast Recording on Yellow Sound Label, available now for digital download on iTunes, and in stores June 17. (more...)

Kristolyn Lloyd & Dave Thomas Brown to Join Cast of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

The producers of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, welcome Dave Thomas Brown as JD and Kristolyn Lloyd as Heather Duke to the "in-crowd" on Monday, June 9, 2014. (more...)

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Cast Comes to Barnes & Noble 6/16 for Performance, CD Signing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Cast members from HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL will appear at the Barnes & Noble at 86th and Lexington in New York City on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 5 p.m. to perform selections from the show and sign copies of the show's World Premiere Cast Recording. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Drama Desk Awards- Part 1
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 02, 2014

Just last night, Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) hosted the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). Big winners for the night included Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston, Jessie Mueller, and Neil Patrick Harris and Jefferson Mays- who tied for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. (more...)

All the Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards- Complete List! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Wins Big, Also ROCKY, BRIDGES, and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 01, 2014

Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld will be updating you with winners throughout the night. Check back later for the full list! (more...)

BWW Blog: To the Mothership - Day Four - HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
by Jay Irwin - May 20, 2014

It's day four Dear Readers, it's almost all over (sigh), and it's all slowing down. Only one show last night and only one more remaining. But let's not focus on the sadness of having to leave the Mothership soon, let's focus on killing the mean, popular kids. (more...)

Syfy Orders First Online Series, Announces New Digital Initiatives
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Building upon its recent transmedia successes, Syfy Digital today announced significant new digital, social and second screen storytelling initiatives including a game-to-TV Avatar joining the cast of the hit series Defiance; Syfy Now debuting on Android phones and tablets this summer, an interactive handbook to the eagerly anticipated new drama Dominion, and a new web experience for Syfy Sync for Sharknado 2 and Defiance. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 19-25
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 25, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH starring Neil Patrick Harris, photo coverage of a REEFER MADNESS benefit concert, a peek at the opening night curtain calls of VIOLET, CABARET, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and more! (more...)

2014 Drama Desk Award Nominations - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Leads with 12; Followed by BRIDGES, FUN HOME, ALADDIN, ROCKY & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 25, 2014

Eligibility and award category designations for the productions under consideration this season were determined by the Drama Desk board of directors with recommendations from the nominating committee. Because of the abundance of great work throughout the season, the Board also authorized the increase in the number of nominees allowed in select categories. (more...)

THRILLING ADVENTURES TOUR Sets Sights on Chicago This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The Thrilling Adventure Hour and its core cast, the WorkJuice Players, rocked Seattle over Emerald City Comicon weekend with two live shows, a sneak preview screening of the long-awaited Thrilling Adventure Hour concert film, multiple panels, signings, appearances and even free WorkJuice Coffee Breaks for con attendees from Caffe Vita - the perfect addition for the Seattle crowd. (more...)

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