Laura Ma News

The Dio Presents THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, 6/6-7/6
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

The Dio - Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County's professional dinner theatre company, is thrilled to invite you to their upcoming production, The Dixie Swim Club, a comedy that will have you and all of your closest friends, howling with laughter. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Hosts Spoken Improv This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Spoken will run this weekend, May 23rd and 24th at 8 pm. Tickets are priced at $10, general admission. This is a BYOB event. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 860-523-5900 x10, or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. (more...)

Review Roundup: Second Stage's AMERICAN HERO
by Review Roundups - May 22, 2014

Second Stage Theatre presents Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO, opening tonight, May 22, and running through June 15th. Directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman, American Hero features Ari Graynor (2st Trust), Daoud Heidami (Bengal Tiger at The Baghdad Zoo), Jerry O'Connell (Seminar) andErin Wilhelmi (The Great God Pan). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Carner & Gregor to Bring BARELY LEGAL SHOW-TUNE EXTRAVAGANZA to 54 Below, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Building on the success of five years of sold out shows and an incredible list of alumni, writing team Sam Carner and Derek Gregor will once again host their annual "Barely Legal Show-Tune Extravaganza" concert on August 21st at 7pm and 9:30pm at 54 Below, New York's premier cabaret venue. (more...)

The Flea Extends THE MYSTERIES Through 7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced the extension of the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of the Bible. Playwrights commissioned by Jim Simpson and Carol Ostrow including Tony Award and Academy Award winners and nominees David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and Jeff Whitty; Flea alumni, Mallery Avidon, Trista Baldwin, Erin Courtney, Yussef El Guindi, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, Nick Jones, Qui Nguyen, and Jenny Schwartz; and a host of notable newcomers, Marc Acito, Johnna Adams, Liz Duffy Adams, Bill Cain, CollaborationTown, Jorge Ignacio Cortiņas, Eisa Davis, Gabriel Jason Dean, Chris Dimond, Madeleine George, Kate Gersten, Sevan K. Greene, Kirsten Greenidge, Lillian Groag, Jordan Harrison, Lucas Hnath, Ann Marie Healy, Meghan Kennedy, Kimber Lee, Kenneth Lin, Laura Marks, Ellen McLaughlin, Michael Mitnick, Don Nguyen, Dael Orlandersmith, A. Rey Pamatmat, Max Posner, Kate Moira Ryan, Najla Said, Jordan Seavey, Matthew Stephen Smith, Lloyd Suh, Jason Williamson and Bess Wohl join together to tell the entire History of Man's Salvation in 52 episodes from The Fall of Lucifer through and including Judgment Day. (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Host Spoken Improv, 5/23-24
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Spoken will run May 23rd and 24th at 8 pm. Tickets are priced at $10, general admission. This is a BYOB event. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 860-523-5900 x10, or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Great Musical Score of THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN Brings Back a Golden Era at Group Rep
by Don Grigware - May 13, 2014

The Ghost of Gershwin/A New Old-Fashioned Musical/book by Doug Haverty/music by Wayland Pickard/lyrics by Wayland Pickard & Laura Manning/directed by Jules Aaron/Group rep at Lonny Chapman Theatre, NoHo/through June 22 (more...)

The Group Rep Stages World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, Now thru 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs today, May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

BWW Previews: Group Pep to Present Original Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN
by Don Grigware - May 08, 2014

The Ghost of Gershwin, a new old-fashioned musical, will open Friday, May 9th at the Lonny Chapman Theatre located on the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Mike Eldred, Chuck Wagner, Laura Matula, Rachel Potter and More Set for Studio Tenn's LES MISERABLES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Studio Tenn's season finale production of the operatic epic 'Les Miserables' will celebrate Claude-Michel Schonburg's stirring, masterful score: the core of this sweeping contemporary phenomenon. Made into a major Hollywood motion picture in 2012, 'Les Mis' is the theatre title currently on everyone's lips. In Studio Tenn's production, the music, foremost, will triumph-its full majesty aptly showcased amid the grandeur of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center's acoustically unparalleled Laura Turner Hall on May 3 and 4, 2014. (more...)

Avalon Landing Represents Las Vegas in Final Round of HARD ROCK RISING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

With more than 10,000 bands entered worldwide, 418,000 votes submitted and 750 bands competing in live battles at 70+ Hard Rock Cafes around the world, the results are in and Las Vegas' own Avalon Landing has made it to the final round of Hard Rock Rising -the world's largest battle of the bands competition! After battling it out with several of the area's top bands at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas and beating out the competition during the global voting phase, Avalon Landing is among the top winners from around the world and is one step closer to winning the chance of a lifetime - an all-expenses paid trip to Rome, Italy to perform at the first Hard Rock Live Rome music festival this summer! Second and third prize winners will each receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000. (more...)

Lisa Joyce, Henry Kelemen & CJ Wilson to Join Mary McCann in Atlantic Theater Company's OUR NEW GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company has announced full casting for Nancy Harris' play OUR NEW GIRL, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. Lisa Joyce, Henry Kelemen and CJ Wilson will join previously-announced Atlantic Theater Company founding member Mary McCann for the US premiere production. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Harry Melling's PEDDLING Receives US Premiere at 'Brits Off Broadway', Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome HighTide Festival Theatre with the US premiere of PEDDLING, written and performed by Harry Melling, and directed by Steven Atkinson. PEDDLING begins performances tonight, April 23 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Anderson & Petty's YOU ARE HOME IN LONDON at the St. James Studio
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2014

Last month, a stellar line-up of vocalists performed a concert of songs by acclaimed transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson and Petty at the St. James Theatre Studio on March 16 as part of the venue's season of 'Cabaret Nights'. Click below to watch highlights from the concert! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Seattle (more...)

BWW Reviews: Well Performed Frustration in ACT's BETHANY
by Jay Irwin - Apr 18, 2014

There's a plot device that has annoyed me since I was a kid. Sitcoms use it a lot. It's where the main character keeps lying and/or making obviously poor decisions which keeps digging them deeper and deeper into a hole until you just want to scream at them, "Just tell the truth and do the right thing already!" In sitcoms it all gets resolved in a fun way in 22 minutes and everyone learns a valuable lesson. But when this plot device is combined with the nation's current economic woes as is the case with Laura Marks' play "Bethany", currently playing at ACT, that frustration with the characters never seems to end leading to a bleak evening which left me asking, "why?" Is this a journey we need to take or is it simply frustration for frustration's sake and shining a spotlight on the plight of some to make others without the plight feel better about their lives? (more...)

Mike Eldred, Chuck Wagner, Laura Matula, Rachel Potter and More Set for Studio Tenn's LES MISERABLES, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Studio Tenn's season finale production of the operatic epic 'Les Miserables' will celebrate Claude-Michel Schonburg's stirring, masterful score: the core of this sweeping contemporary phenomenon. Made into a major Hollywood motion picture in 2012, 'Les Mis' is the theatre title currently on everyone's lips. In Studio Tenn's production, the music, foremost, will triumph-its full majesty aptly showcased amid the grandeur of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center's acoustically unparalleled Laura Turner Hall on May 3 and 4, 2014. (more...)

The Group Rep to Stage World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, 5/9-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Meet the Composers of MURDEROUS MUSICAL MONDAYS- Spotlight on Pace New Musicals Writers' Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two are teaming up with some of New York's brightest up and coming composers and BroadwayWorld.com on select Monday nights for their spring concert series, Murderous Musical Mondays. Featured on Monday, April 21, 2014 will be the Pace New Musicals Writers' Room (curated by Ryan Scott Oliver), immediately following the 7pm performance of Murder for Two at New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street). Meet the new composers below! (more...)

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