Lynn Ahrens News

Date Of Birth:
October 01, 1948 (65)
Birth Place:
New York, New York, USA
Gender:
Female
Karen Ziemba, Tiler Peck & More to Join Rebecca Luker & Boyd Gaines in LITTLE DANCER at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced complete casting for its world premiere musical production of Little Dancer. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Performances of Little Dancer will take place in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from October 25 to November 30, 2014. Press night will be Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE At Signature Theatre - They Connect the Dots!
by Charles Shubow - Aug 20, 2014

Director Matthew Gardner works wonders with Sondheim musical. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Orfeh and Andy Karl Tribute ROCKY in New Song
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

Rocky star Andy Karl and his wife Orfeh just released a new mash-up song called 'No Time for Pain (A Tribute to Rocky Broadway)' with a photographic flashback on the run of Rocky, which just closed on Broadway. This video features the Rocky instrumental theme, with vocal talents from Orfeh and Andy Karl. (more...)

BWW Flashback: ROCKY Pulls Its Final Punches on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

Broadway's new ROCKY musical plays its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre today, August 17th, after 28 previews and 188 regular performances. ROCKY received its world premiere in fall 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, where it continues to play to packed houses. The musical opened on Broadway on March, 13, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back to the show's beginnings on the Great White Way! (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 16, 2014


Photo Flash: First Look at Rivertown Theater's SEUSSICAL JR., Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will close out their summer season with the delightful Seussical Jr. - one of the Summer Lagniappe children's productions for children, by children running August 15 -24, 2014. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: UMe's ROCKY BROADWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Fights from the Heart
by David Clarke - Aug 15, 2014

While the Broadway production of ROCKY is going down for the final count on Sunday, August 17, the show and its bombastic score are continuing to delight audiences on a nightly basis in New York City. Whether you've seen the show or not, UMe's release of ROCKY BROADWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is sure to pump you up and entertain you. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

After a national search, Playwrights Horizons announced today the appointment of Kyle Sircus as the institution's new Director of Marketing. Beginning Monday, September 22, Mr. Sircus will join the acclaimed theater company direct from Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, CA, where he currently serves as Marketing Manager, a position created especially for him in July 2012. Mr. Sircus will lead the theater company's seven-person Marketing Department. (more...)

LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexander, to World Premiere at Montreal Film Festival, 8/22
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

LUCKY STIFF, the zany off-Broadway musical from TonyŽ-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, comes to the big screen! (more...)

Andy Karl Recounts ROCKY's Rocky Road On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 11, 2014

Legendary multi-Academy Award-winning big screen classic ROCKY hit Broadway this year in a new musical adaptation and the title star, Andy Karl, voices his candid opinion on his dedication to the role and the rocky road the show has endured on Broadway since opening earlier this year as part of a new essay. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for the LUCKY STIFF Movie, Starring Jason Alexander, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James and More!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Several Tony Award-winners teamed up to bring an adaptation of the 1988 musical LUCKY STIFF to the big screen. Starring Jason Alexander, the late Dennis Farina, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Don Amendolia, Pamela Shaw and Kate Shindle, the movie will compete in the 'Feature Film' competition of this year's Montreal World Film Festival. Click below to check out the first trailer for the film! (more...)

Film Adaptation of Musical LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexander, Nikki M. James to Compete at Montreal Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Starring Jason Alexander, the late Dennis Farina, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Don Amendolia, Pamela Shaw and Kate Shindle, the movie will compete in the 'Feature Film' competition of this year's Montreal World Film Festival. (more...)

BWW Reviews: August's KRITZERLAND at Sterling's Upstairs Celebrates Some Great Female Lyricists
by Shari Barrett - Aug 04, 2014

On the first Sunday of each month, Bruce Kimmel hosts the KRITZERLAND show at Sterling's at The Federal in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. The evening starts with a variety of dinner selections, full bar service, and lots of time to mingle and chat with old and new friends. Starting at 7pm, each revue has its own theme, with a variety of performers taking to the stage to entertain the enthusiastic crowd who loves show tunes. The 48th KRITZERLAND show on 8-3-14 presented a salute to some incredible female lyricists of the musical theatre (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Tiler Peck's LITTLE DANCER Photo Shoot at the Kennedy Center
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2014

New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck stars as Young Marie in the Kennedy Center's world premiere musical LITTLE DANCER. Click below to go behind the scenes of Peck's photo shoot for the production, and check out the final portrait here! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tiler Peck in Title Role of Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Kennedy Center just released a photo of Tiler Peck in the title role of Little Dancer and you can check it out below! The costuming and pose reflect that of Edgar Degas' masterpiece, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, which may be viewed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. The Gallery will mount a special exhibition of the statue beginning October 5 in conjunction with the musical. (more...)

PRIMARY STAGES with David Ives and Billy Porter, Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER and More Set for Fall 2014 WORKS & PROCESS Series at the Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2014 season, including three offsite programs presented in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Video For Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 30, 2014

The poster for the upcoming Kennedy Center premiere production of the new Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical LITTLE DANCER is now available to view. (more...)

BTG's SEUSSICAL to Feature Over 100 Berkshire County Youth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Seussical, Berkshire Theatre Group's 9th Annual Children's Theatre Production at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. The production opens August 7th at 7pm and closes on August 17 at 7pm. (more...)

New Tampa Players to Present SEUSSICAL, 8/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Dr. Seuss's characters are coming to life in the Tampa area! Presented by New Tampa Players, Seussical(TM)'s talented cast performs this fun, magical musical the first two weekends in August. Fun for the entire family, Tony award winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty co-conceived this funny musical with Eric Idle based on the works of Dr. Seuss. (more...)

Poster Unveiled For Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2014

The poster for the upcoming Kennedy Center premiere production of the new Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical LITTLE DANCER is now available to view. (more...)

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