Lynn Ahrens News

Date of Birth: October 01, 1948 (68)
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Gender: Female
RAGTIME, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and More Set for Berkeley Playhouse's 10th Anniversary SeasonRAGTIME, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and More Set for Berkeley Playhouse's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Berkeley Playhouse Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy and Producing Artistic Director Kimberly Dooley announced today that the 10th anniversary season of the award-winning theater company for all ages includes an East Bay premiere, its first staging of an acclaimed American musical, and a return of one of the biggest hits in the company's 10-year history. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lily Tomlin Visits Broadway's ANASTASIAPhoto Flash: Lily Tomlin Visits Broadway's ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

ANASTASIA is among the latest to hit Broadway, starting previews just this week on March 23; however, the show is already drawing in familiar faces. On Friday night, the company was visited by GRACE AND FRANKIE star Lily Tomlin who got the star treatment with a trip backstage to visit with the cast and composers Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty. Check out the photos below! (more...)

ANASTASIA Announces New Block of Tickets on Sale Through January 7, 2018ANASTASIA Announces New Block of Tickets on Sale Through January 7, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) today announce a new block of tickets through January 7, 2018 and digital lottery for all available performances. (more...)

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know ANASTASIA?QUIZ: How Well Do You Know ANASTASIA?
by Alan Henry - Mar 23, 2017

How well do you know Anastasia? We wanted to find out now that she'll officially bow on Broadway for the first time tonight! Take our quiz below! (more...)

Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre is RapturousBWW Review: RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre is Rapturous
by Charles Shubow - Mar 21, 2017

Do not miss this spectacular presentation of the Tony Award-Winning musical. (more...)

Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 SeasonsAsolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20, 2017, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announced their 2017-18 seasons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

ANASTASIA Original Broadway Cast Recording Coming in JuneANASTASIA Original Broadway Cast Recording Coming in June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Just announced, the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Anastasia will be released by Broadway Records.  (more...)

Jerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonJerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible seven-show lineup for its 2017/18 season, which includes a mix of regional premieres, contemporary hits, a classic, a national tour direct from Broadway and a thrilling world premiere. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): LUCKY STIFF's Bruno and KramerFRIDAY 5 (+1): LUCKY STIFF's Bruno and Kramer
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2017

Cast members - the hardest working man in Music City show business Patrick Kramer and the outrageously funny Katie Bruno - from director Jason Tucker's cast found time from their rigorous rehearsal schedule to take on our Friday 5 (+1) questions to offer us some insider information about the show and what makes them tick, after a theatrical fashion. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Announces Its 2017-18 SeasonContra Costa Civic Theatre Announces Its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced its 58th Main Stage season, including two blockbuster musicals, two plays with very different views of family, and a wildly theatrical version of Grimm's fairy tales. (more...)

Getting to Know...Nashville Children's Theatre's ERNIE NOLANGetting to Know...Nashville Children's Theatre's ERNIE NOLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 16, 2017

We were finally able to track him down and ask him to help our readers learn more about him via our Getting to Know… feature while he was on a trip to Ireland where he represented NCT at an international conference on theater for younger audiences. In fact, Nolan's been so peripatetic since settling down in Nashville and starting his job on February 1, that he answered our queries from the airport in Belfast… (more...)

After Handling RAGTIME Controversy with Grace, NJ High School Recognized by Music Theatre InternationalAfter Handling RAGTIME Controversy with Grace, NJ High School Recognized by Music Theatre International
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Music Theatre International (MTI), the world's leading licensor of musical theatre has awarded the Courage In Theatre Award to Cherry Hill High School East for their current production of RAGTIME. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Ford's TheatreBWW Review: RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by Heather Nadolny - Mar 16, 2017

RAGTIME, currently playing at Ford's Theatre, hits a number of current, resonant themes across multiple notes with powerful ballads and a stellar cast. DC audiences, this is the show we need right now. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Nathan Lane & More Featured in New Terrence McNally DocumentaryVIDEO: First Look - Nathan Lane & More Featured in New Terrence McNally Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The new documentary TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE follows one of the world's most honored and risk-taking playwrights in an immersive exploration of how to “make the third act of life as interesting as the first two.” (more...)

BWW Interview: Ford's Theatre RAGTIME Director Peter FlynnBWW Interview: Ford's Theatre RAGTIME Director Peter Flynn
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 14, 2017

Nina Simone once said "You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times." But what do you do when a piece of art from 20 years ago, based on a piece of art from 40 years ago, about events which took place 100 years ago, reflects the times of today? The newest production of RAGTIME opens this week at the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and is directed by Peter Flynn. (more...)

SKELETON CREW, OTHELLO, RAGTIME and More Set for Trinity Rep's 2017-18 SeasonSKELETON CREW, OTHELLO, RAGTIME and More Set for Trinity Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, under the artistic leadership of Richard L. Bready Artistic Director Curt Columbus, announced its 2017-2018 season via Facebook Live today.  (more...)

BWW Review: Cherry Hill East High School RAGTIME:THE MUSICAL School EditionBWW Review: Cherry Hill East High School RAGTIME:THE MUSICAL School Edition
by Pati Buehler - Mar 14, 2017

Surrounded by a barrage of local and regional media attention Cherry Hill East High School decides to "Make Them Hear You". (more...)

Dr. Seuss Favorites Come to Life in SEUSSICAL: The Musical at the Roxy Regional TheatreDr. Seuss Favorites Come to Life in SEUSSICAL: The Musical at the Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

???????Children across the nation recently celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss with Read Across America Day. The Roxy Regional Theatre continues the celebration in Historic Downtown Clarksville with the staging of SEUSSICAL: The Musical, opening this Friday, March 17, and continuing through April 8. (more...)

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