Luna Stage News

2016 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Regional Awards Update - DISGRACED Winning Best Play!2016 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Regional Awards Update - DISGRACED Winning Best Play!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

One Night Only! Cast Announced for MDR Staged Reading of TORN ASUNDER by Nikkole SalterOne Night Only! Cast Announced for MDR Staged Reading of TORN ASUNDER by Nikkole Salter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark (more...)

Dwayne Clark and David Hess Join Cast of MDR's Staged Reading TORN ASUNDERDwayne Clark and David Hess Join Cast of MDR's Staged Reading TORN ASUNDER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark. This staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 7pm at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd. Maplewood, NJ), where MDR is the resident theater company. The reading is $15 (advance purchase), $20 (if purchased at the door) and open to the public. Student/Senior discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets (http://tornasunder.bpt.me) by clicking the direct link HERE OR by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, ProgrammingEnsemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's Youngblood and EST's Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions and EST/Youngblood members & programming for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Luna Stage Presents THIS WONDERFUL LIFE: A New Twist on a Holiday ClassicLuna Stage Presents THIS WONDERFUL LIFE: A New Twist on a Holiday Classic
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Luna Stage is proud to present THIS WONDERFUL LIFE, a solo tour de force performance of the iconic holiday film. In a feat of theatrical gymnastics, actress extraordinaire Erica Bradshaw plays George, Mary, Clarence and the whole Bedford Falls cast of characters in this fun and heartwarming adaptation by Steve Murray. (more...)

Luna Stage Present Benefit Reading of EXPECTATIONS by Susan BarskyLuna Stage Present Benefit Reading of EXPECTATIONS by Susan Barsky
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Sometimes what you're looking for is right next door. Expectations is a  heartwarming comedy about motherhood, widowhood and neighborhood. The reading is directed by Luna Stage founder and former Artistic Director Jane Mandel and also features Cynthia Fernandez who returns to Luna after her critically acclaimed starring role in the company's 2014 revival of Marisol by Jose Rivera. (more...)

Vocalist Vanessa Perea Will Pay Tribute To Sarah Vaughan at December Luna Stage ConcertVocalist Vanessa Perea Will Pay Tribute To Sarah Vaughan at December Luna Stage Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

In 2014, vocalist Vanessa Perea released her first solo album, Soulful Days, on the Zoho Music label. Jazz Times' Christopher Loudon wrote that her interpretation of the Richard Whiting/Johnny Mercer standard, 'Too Marvelous For Words', conveys 'a slithery sexiness worthy of Sarah Vaughan while weaving in some wickedly good scatting.' Jazzhistoryonline.com's Thomas Cunliffe has praised Perea's 'combination of confidence and maturity', predicting that she 'could become one of jazz's top vocalists in the near future.' (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes with McCarter's Reimagined A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Cast, Creatives Set!Go Behind the Scenes with McCarter's Reimagined A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center has announced its reimagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, A Christmas Carol runs December 9 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, Dec. 10. (more...)

Luna Stage to Present THIS WONDERFUL LIFELuna Stage to Present THIS WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

THIS WONDERFUL LIFE. A fun twist on a classic holiday favorite. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

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Pushcart Players to Bring A SEASON OF MIRACLES to Union County PACPushcart Players to Bring A SEASON OF MIRACLES to Union County PAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents 'A Season of Miracles' at 11:00 am on Saturday December 3 at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway, NJ. (more...)

World Premiere of Breaking Through The Box's 'Faith In Shackles' at Luna StageWorld Premiere of Breaking Through The Box's 'Faith In Shackles' at Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Breaking Through the Box Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Faith in Shackles at Luna Stage in West Orange, NJ for a one-weekend run beginning November 11th. (more...)

Playwrights on Park Reading Series Presents Heidi Armbruster's DAIRYLANDPlaywrights on Park Reading Series Presents Heidi Armbruster's DAIRYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Join Playhouse on Park in designating the Greater Hartford area as a premiere destination for the cultivation of innovative theatrical work! (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in ChicagoCHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Pushcart Players Joins Union County Performing Arts CenterPushcart Players Joins Union County Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Pushcart Players announces a newly-formed alliance with Union County Performing Arts Center, presenting performances throughout the season for family audiences and school groups. (more...)

Jason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE Play Gets Readings Before Off-Broadway DebutJason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE Play Gets Readings Before Off-Broadway Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Charlotte Cohn, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, to present industry readings of Jason Odell Williams' critically acclaimed play Church & State. The readings will take place Sunday October 23rd at 1PM, Monday October 24th at 7PM, and Tuesday October 25th at 1PM at The Cell Theatre (338 W.23rd St.). (more...)

Nashville Rep Announces 2016/17 Ingram New Works Lab PlaywrightNashville Rep Announces 2016/17 Ingram New Works Lab Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Ingram New Works Project is proud to announce its Ingram New Works Lab Playwrights for the 2016/17 season. (more...)

Jenny Bacon and Charlie Pollock to Lead MDR Reading of Matt Schatz's THE BURDENSJenny Bacon and Charlie Pollock to Lead MDR Reading of Matt Schatz's THE BURDENS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) kicks off its 2016-17 newly renamed staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of THE BURDENS, written by Matt Schatz and directed by Mark Armstrong. (more...)

Trumpeter/Flugelhornist Claudio Roditi to Kick Off 2016-17 'Music in the Moonlight' Series at Luna StageTrumpeter/Flugelhornist Claudio Roditi to Kick Off 2016-17 'Music in the Moonlight' Series at Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

On Sunday, October 23, at 7pm, Claudio Roditi opens the Luna Stage 2016-2017 'Music in the Moonlight' jazz series, with Brazilliance. Roditi will highlight his original compositions, including 'The Monster and the Flower', 'Piccolo Blues', and 'Ballad for JGL'. He will be accompanied on keyboards by Matt King, a Thelonius Monk International Jazz Piano Competition finalist, who has performed with such artists as bassist Rufus Reid, drummer Billy Hart, and guitarist Vic Juris. (more...)

ICWP Announces Record-Breaking Number of 50/50 Applause Awards This YearICWP Announces Record-Breaking Number of 50/50 Applause Awards This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is thrilled to report that a record-breaking number of recipients will receive the 2016 50/50 Applause Awards, which recognizes theatres that produced 50% or more women playwrights in their 2015/16 season of shows. ICWP defines 50/50 by the number of qualifying performances in a theatre's season. This allows a concrete measurement of the resources being devoted to women playwrights. (more...)

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