Lewis Flinn News

NNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 44th, 45th, and 46th Rolling World Premieres: Nathan Alan Davis' Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, and William Missouri Downs' Women Playing Hamlet will receive a total of 12 productions through the Network's Continued Life of New Plays Fund in the 2014/15 season. (more...)

Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert with Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Sells Out!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Transport Group's concert presentation of The Music Man has sold out The Pershing Square Signature Center's Irene Diamond Stage. Both general admission and premium reserved seating sold out within 24 hours of the initial casting announcement. Transport Group is taking names for a waiting list for cancellation tickets. (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane's FAIRY CAKES Gets World Premiere at Scranton Shakespeare Festival, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

FAIRY CAKES -- a new play by 5-time Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane, with music by Lewis Flinn -- will be given its world-premiere as one of three productions that comprise the summer season at the Scranton Shakespeare Festival in Scranton, Pa, it has been announced by Michael Bradshaw Flynn, the company's producing artistic director. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More Set to Lead Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Initial casting for Transport Group's concert presentation of The Music Man has been announced. The evening will feature Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Alexandra Silber, Mary Testa, Jill Paice, Heather Mac Rae, Jeffry Denman, Stanley Bahorek, David Greenspan, and D.C. Anderson. Complete casting will be announced at a later date. The concert will be held at the Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42 Street, on Monday, August 11, 2014, directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. (more...)

DTC Accepting Applications for Second Year of the Dallas Playwrights' Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Playwright-in-Residence Will Power announced today details for the second year of the Dallas Playwrights' Workshop. In addition to a new class of playwrights entering into the program, participants from last year will display their work at two public readings. DTC is currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 Dallas Playwrights' Workshop. The application deadline is Monday, July 14. (more...)

BWW Review: LYSISTRATA JONES: A MUSICAL COMEDY a Don't Miss at the Off Center Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Jun 15, 2014


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...)

Jack Cummings III to Direct THE MUSIC MAN Concert at Transport Group, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Following the sold out concert sensations Baby and Once Upon a Mattress, Transport Group Theatre Company proudly presents The Music Man in concert on Monday, June 23 at 8pm at the The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre in The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. The evening will be directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. Casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Egads! Theatre Company Presents LYSISTRATA JONES: A MUSICAL COMEDY, 6/13-7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

EGADS! THEATRE COMPANY presents Lysistrata Jones at the Off Center Theatre in Crown Center. Opening on Saturday, June 14th and running through Sunday, July 13th. (more...)

DTC Announces Recipients of Project Discovery Distinguished Educators of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today the two recipients of the 2013-2014 Project Discovery Distinguished Educator of the Year Award. Shawn Brentham from Irving High School and Catherine Hopkins from W. H. Adamson High School are the first ever co-recipients of the award. The educators have been involved with Project Discovery for five years and together have brought 2,500 students to 28 productions at DTC. (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...)

Dallas Theater Center Presents SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE, Starring Chamblee Ferguson, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Dallas Theater Center brings the world's greatest detective to the stage in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, written by Steven Dietz and directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. Audiences will be thrilled by Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle and opens in previews tonight, April 25 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through May 25 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

BWW Preview: LYSISTRATA JONES to Heat Up the Stage at the Off Center Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Apr 17, 2014

Egads! Theatre Company heats things up at the Off Center Theatre with Lysistrata Jones. Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane wrote the musical comedy with a contemporary pop score by Lewis Flinn. Steven Eubank directs the Kansas City production, which runs from June 14 through July 12. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE, Starring Chamblee Ferguson, 4/25-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Dallas Theater Center brings the world's greatest detective to the stage in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, written by Steven Dietz and directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. Audiences will be thrilled by Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle and opens in previews on April 25 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through May 25 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. Tickets to Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES to Open Off-Broadway at Soho Playhouse on 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Soho Playhouse, the downtown Off-Broadway theatre located at 15 Vandam Street, will present the world premiere of EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES with previews beginning April 4 prior to an official press opening of April 13 it has been announced by producer Darren Lee Cole. (more...)

EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES Begins Tonight a Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Soho Playhouse, the downtown Off-Broadway theatre located at 15 Vandam Street, will present the world premiere of EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES with previews beginning tonight, April 4 prior to an official press opening of April 13 it has been announced by producer Darren Lee Cole. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside HEATHERS' Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Jessica Gordon - Apr 01, 2014

25 years to the day the film was released, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy, made its New York premiere at New World Stages. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is directed by famed stage and screen director Andy Fickman, with choreography by Emmy Award winner Marguerite Derricks. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside ROCKY's Star-Studded Opening Night Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Mar 14, 2014

ROCKY hit Broadway last night, officially opening with stars Andy Karl and Margo Seibert at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. The show features an original score by Stephen Flahertyand Lynn Ahrens and a book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 1976 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Rocky.The production is directed by Alex Timbers, with choreography by Steven Hoggett, and Kelly Devine. BroadwayWorld was on the windy and frigid red carpet and you can check out photo coverage from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Soho Playhouse Adds DON'T PRESS CHARGES, LAST OF THE KNOTTS & JAMAICA FARWELL to Current Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street), under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Darren Lee Cole, will add several new shows to its current stellar season, including: Simon Lovell's DON'T PRESS CHARGES with performances beginning Saturday, March 15th (presented Saturdays at 5pm); the previously announced EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES with performances beginning Friday, April 4th; Doug Knott's LAST OF THE KNOTTS with performances beginning Friday, April 25th (presented Fridays at 7pm); and Debra Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL with performances beginning Sunday, April 27th (presented Sundays at 6:30pm). The aforementioned productions will join BILL W. AND DR. BOB, which recently announced an extension through June 1st , and Matt Graham's current trio of shows - THIS TOO SHALL SUCK, ANAGRAMAZON and STAND UP AGAINST EVERYTHING! - presented in rotating order Wednesdays at 8pm. (more...)

EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES to Play Off-Broadway's Soho Playhouse, Begin. 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Soho Playhouse, the downtown Off-Broadway theatre located at 15 Vandam Street, will present the world premiere of EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES with previews beginning April 4 prior to an official press opening of April 13 it has been announced by producer Darren Lee Cole. (more...)

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