Lynn Ahrens News

Date of Birth: October 01, 1948 (66)
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Gender: Female
Dramatists Guild Names 2015-16 FellowsDramatists Guild Names 2015-16 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O'Keefe, and Diana Son are proud to announce the 2015-2016 Class of Dramatists Guild Fellows. Five playwrights and eight musical theater writers were selected from over 150 applications. (more...)

Tickets to RAGTIME at Smith Center on Sale 9/4Tickets to RAGTIME at Smith Center on Sale 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible.  RAGTIME returns to the road in an all-new touring production that Bloomberg News hails as "explosive, thrilling and nothing short of a masterpiece." Las Vegas will be swept away by this ravishing and relevant production running Oct. 27 - Nov. 1 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Individual tickets for RAGTIME go on sale on Friday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

On Sale Dates for 2015-16 Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center Series AnnouncedOn Sale Dates for 2015-16 Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center Series Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Theater League has announced on-sale dates for individual tickets to the shows in the 2015-16 Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center Series. Tickets to ELF, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, A RAT PACK CHRISTMAS and RAGTIME, all starting at $29, will go on sale August 25. The on-sale date for JERSEY BOYS will be announced later in the month. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Photo Coverage:  Sutton Foster Enlists Friends Colin Donnell & Megan McGinnis for Her NY Pops Concert!Photo Coverage: Sutton Foster Enlists Friends Colin Donnell & Megan McGinnis for Her NY Pops Concert!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 10, 2015

Just last week, The New York Pops performed an inaugural concert at its new summer home, Forest Hills Stadium, with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, joined by former Broadway co-stars Colin Donnell and Megan McGinnis. Among other numbers, she performed John Denver's 'Sunshine on my Shoulders,' Cole Porter's 'I Get a Kick Out of You,' and will reprise her touching duet 'Flight' with McGinnis. Donnell will perform a duet with Foster, in addition to 'On the Streets of Dublin,' from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's A Man of No Importance. The concert is sponsored by Morgan Stanley and Reed Smith. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Duets with Colin Donnell &  Megan McGinnis at New York Pops Summer Concert!STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Duets with Colin Donnell & Megan McGinnis at New York Pops Summer Concert!
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2015

Just last night, The New York Pops performed an inaugural concert at its new summer home, Forest Hills Stadium, with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, joined by former Broadway co-stars Colin Donnell and Megan McGinnis. Among other numbers, she performed John Denver's 'Sunshine on my Shoulders,' Cole Porter's 'I Get a Kick Out of You,' and will reprise her touching duet 'Flight' with McGinnis. Donnell will perform a duet with Foster, in addition to 'On the Streets of Dublin,' from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's A Man of No Importance. The concert is sponsored by Morgan Stanley and Reed Smith. (more...)

Sutton Foster Kicks Off The New York Pops' First Season at New Summer Home TonightSutton Foster Kicks Off The New York Pops' First Season at New Summer Home Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Tonight, August 6, 2015, The New York Pops will perform an inaugural concert at its new summer home, Forest Hills Stadium, with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, joined by former Broadway co-stars Colin Donnell and Megan McGinnis. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Megan McGinnis to Join NY Pops & Sutton Foster at Forest Hills Stadium TomorrowColin Donnell, Megan McGinnis to Join NY Pops & Sutton Foster at Forest Hills Stadium Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

On August 6, 2015, The New York Pops will perform an inaugural concert at its new summer home, Forest Hills Stadium, with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, joined by former Broadway co-stars Colin Donnell and Megan McGinnis. Among other numbers, Foster will perform John Denver's "Sunshine on my Shoulders," Cole Porter's "I Get a Kick Out of You," and will reprise her touching duet "Flight" with McGinnis. Donnell will perform a duet with Foster, in addition to "On the Streets of Dublin," from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's A Man of No Importance. The concert is sponsored by Morgan Stanley and Reed Smith. (more...)

Paul Anka, BOOK OF MORMON, Clint Holmes and More Set for The Smith Center's Fall 2015 LineupPaul Anka, BOOK OF MORMON, Clint Holmes and More Set for The Smith Center's Fall 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced its fall (Sept-Oct 2015) performances. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: Pamela Shaw Talks Working With Jason Alexander, Bringing LUCKY STIFF to the Screen, and MoreBWW Interview: Pamela Shaw Talks Working With Jason Alexander, Bringing LUCKY STIFF to the Screen, and More
by Sally Henry - Aug 4, 2015

Not many actors get to revisit a role they played in the past, much less reprise it on the big screen, but Pamela Shaw is the exception. (more...)

BWW TV: Christopher Ashley, Nikki M. James & Pamela Shaw Talk LUCKY STIFF!BWW TV: Christopher Ashley, Nikki M. James & Pamela Shaw Talk LUCKY STIFF!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 3, 2015

With a screenplay by Ahrens, and directed by Christopher Ashley, the new movie version of the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical LUCKY STIFF is now in theaters and On Demand. This hysterical musical comedy with a romantic heart stars Tony Award-winners Jason Alexander (JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY, FISH IN THE DARK) and Nikki M. James (THE BOOK OF MORMON, PRELUDES), along with newly elected Equity president Kate Shindle (LEGALLY BLONDE, WONDERLAND), Dennis Farina, Pamela Shaw, and Dominic Marsh.  Below, watch as Ashley, James and Shaw chat with BroadwayWorld about the new film! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Opens at FlynnSpaceBWW Reviews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Opens at FlynnSpace
by Lindsey Grutchfield - Jul 31, 2015

FlynnArts Summer Youth Theater opened ONCE ON THIS ISLAND on Thursday, July 30 at the FlynnSpace at Burlington's Flynn Center for Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pax Amicus Castle Theatre's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDPhoto Flash: First Look at Pax Amicus Castle Theatre's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

The Pax Amicus Castle Theatre in Budd Lake opens the musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND on Friday, July 31 at 8pm. ONCE ON THIS ISLAND also performs Saturdays; August 1, 8 and 15 at 8pm; Fridays, August 7 and 14 at 8pm and Sundays, August 2 and 9 at 2pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Perform BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Perform BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 28, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presented Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond on last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Broadway's Golden Couple shared their favorite songs from the Broadway musicals they've starred in along with selections from the Great American Songbook." (more...)

BWW Special Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN - Arena Stage's Free Program with the Creative Team of the World Premiere MusicalBWW Special Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN - Arena Stage's Free Program with the Creative Team of the World Premiere Musical
by Charles Shubow - Jul 24, 2015

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Christopher Ashley On Bringing LUCKY STIFF From Stage To Screen & MoreChristopher Ashley On Bringing LUCKY STIFF From Stage To Screen & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 23, 2015

LUCKY STIFF is coming to NYC and VOD this weekend and the director reveals all in a new chat! (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephanie J. Block, Jennifer Damiano & More Perform at NYMF's WOMEN OF NOTE ConcertPhoto Flash: Stephanie J. Block, Jennifer Damiano & More Perform at NYMF's WOMEN OF NOTE Concert
by Nora Dominick - Jul 22, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presented Women of Note, a one-night-only concert event celebrating the women writers who are changing the landscape of musical theatre. Women of Note took place at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd St.) on Monday, July 20 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

RAGTIME Author E.L. Doctorow Passes Away at 84RAGTIME Author E.L. Doctorow Passes Away at 84
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Historical fiction author E.L. Doctorow, best known for his novels 'Ragtime' and 'Billy Bathgate', passed away in Manhattan on Tuesday, July 21 at the age of 84. (more...)

Last Chance to Register for ONCE ON THIS ISLANDLast Chance to Register for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Jul 20, 2015

Broadway Academy of Performing, a kid's theatre camp hosted by Newman University Theatre Department, is now accepting registrations. (more...)

SEUSSICAL Opens 8/7 at Terrace Plaza PlayhouseSEUSSICAL Opens 8/7 at Terrace Plaza Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

"Oh the things you can think!" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Seussical opens at the Terrace Plaza Playhouse August 7th and runs through September 19th with performances on Monday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. (more...)

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