Lynn Ahrens News

Date of Birth: October 01, 1948 (67)
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Gender: Female
Gainesville Theatre Alliance to Present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 2/9-20Gainesville Theatre Alliance to Present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 2/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

As winter chill hits Northeast Georgia, things are only heating up at Gainesville Theatre Alliance with their production of Once on this Island as part of its annual February Festival of plays. This Olivier Award-winning musical runs Feb. 9-20 at Brenau's Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Performing Arts Center 429 Academy St., Gainesville. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

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COMIC-CON Musical Among Works Set for 2016 ASCAP Workshop with Stephen SchwartzCOMIC-CON Musical Among Works Set for 2016 ASCAP Workshop with Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Four exciting new original musical works -- Joe Schmoe Saves the World, Gold Mountain, Comic-Con the Musical and Legendale -- chosen from a record 146 submissions will be the focal point of The 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop in Partnership with DreamWorks and The Wallis on Feb. 16 - 18, 2016. For the first time, the Workshop will be presented at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and be open to the public. (more...)

Original Musical Selections Announced for 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre WorkshopOriginal Musical Selections Announced for 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Four exciting new original musical works will be the focal point of The 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop in Partnership with DreamWorks and The Wallis (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with SEUSSICALTheatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Sunday, January 17th, with Seussical, a condensed one-act version for young audiences of the Broadway musical, adapted from the works of Dr. Seuss, the Off-Broadway premiere of Seussical was nominated for Outstanding Revival by the Lortel Awards in 2008 (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME National Tour at North Carolina TheatreBWW Review: RAGTIME National Tour at North Carolina Theatre
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 13, 2016

RAGTIME National Tour at North Carolina Theatre (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Stage RAGTIME, 2/5-21San Diego Musical Theatre to Stage RAGTIME, 2/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

?San Diego Musical Theatre announces the first production of their 2016 season, RAGTIME, February 5-21, 2016 (press opening on Saturday, February 6th) at the Spreckels Theatre. (more...)

SEUSSICAL Opens 1/30 at Gallery PlayersSEUSSICAL Opens 1/30 at Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Gallery Players continues its 49th season with the Seussical, the fantastic family musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss.  Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On The Island and Ragtime)  have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite characters, with a rich and dazzling score to create an almost entirely sung-through show that transforms the theatre into the Jungle of Nool, the Circus McGurkus, the invisible world of the Whos, and beyond.  Seussical will be helmed by Barrie Gelles, with musical direction by Trevor M. Pierce.  Opening night will be January 30th at 7:30PM.          (more...)

ShowKids Invitational Theatre to Present SEUSSICALShowKids Invitational Theatre to Present SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Just months after their beloved director was inducted into the NJACT Hall of Fame, the award-winning ShowKids are ready to take us on an adventure in SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL! 'Oh, the thinks you can think' when Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper staged by ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT). (more...)

California Musical Theatre Announces Music Circus Lineup - HELLO, DOLLY!, NICE WORK, CABARET and More!California Musical Theatre Announces Music Circus Lineup - HELLO, DOLLY!, NICE WORK, CABARET and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

California Musical Theatre and BroadwayWorld bring you the 2016 lineup for Sacramento Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 66th season for the venerable institution. The season includes four shows that have never been produced at Music Circus: The smash hit musical comedy Legally Blonde, based on the hilarious film starring Reese Witherspoon; the family favorite Seussical, a journey through the witty and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss; Nice Work If You Can Get It, the song-and-dance spectacular filled with the music of George and Ira Gershwin; and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a brand new musical exploring the dark themes of the epic novel while featuring the beautiful music of the animated Disney film. The 2016 Music Circus season will also feature two shows that are all-time patron favorites, the irresistible musical theatre gem Hello, Dolly! and the Tony-winning Kander and Ebb classic Cabaret. (more...)

Theatreworks USA to Open New Weekend Series of Performances this SaturdayTheatreworks USA to Open New Weekend Series of Performances this Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) will kick off its 2016 weekend family performance series this Saturday, January 9th, with Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide To School, the New York premiere of the new children's musical based on the best-selling series of books by Barbara Park (published by Random House Books for Young Readers), penned by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich (Ever After, Dear Edwina). (more...)

RAGTIME National Tour Coming to MPAC, 1/28RAGTIME National Tour Coming to MPAC, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

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.' Morristown will be swept away by this ravishing and relevant production on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $49-79. (more...)

RAGTIME Tour Visits Coral Springs Center for the Arts This WeekRAGTIME Tour Visits Coral Springs Center for the Arts This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is presenting a major Broadway hit later this week at the state-of-the-art performing arts center located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 1/03/2016Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 1/03/2016
by BWW - Jan 3, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/03/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

2016 Top Picks for Connecticut Theater2016 Top Picks for Connecticut Theater
by Lauren Yarger - Dec 31, 2015

As a new year begins, Connecticut's professional theater scene offers many exciting viewing opportunities including premieres of new shows as well as some old some old favorites. What shows am I most looking forward to? Here are some tops picks for 2016: (more...)

RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL to Play the Grand, 2/20-21RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL to Play the Grand, 2/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL, Saturday, February 20, at 8 pm, and Sunday, February 21 at 3 pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/27/2015Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/27/2015
by BWW - Dec 27, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/27/2015 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Theatreworks USA Holds Private Reading of New Musical PETE THE CATTheatreworks USA Holds Private Reading of New Musical PETE THE CAT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Theatreworks USA, the nation's premiere producer of theatre for family audiences, held an invitation-only work-in-progress presentation earlier today of their new musical, PETE THE CAT, based on the best-selling book series by Kimberly and James Dean. (more...)

RAGTIME National Tour Coming to Palace TheaterRAGTIME National Tour Coming to Palace Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

RAGTIME, Broadway's 13-time Tony Award nominated portrayal of American life at the dawn of a new century, returns to the road in an all-new touring production that Bloomberg News hails as "explosive, thrilling and nothing short of a masterpiece." Waterbury will be swept away by three performances of this ravishing and relevant production on Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Palace Theater. (more...)

Hartford Stage Receives $10,000 NEA GrantHartford Stage Receives $10,000 NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first round of funding for fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $10,000 to Hartford Stage to provide production support for the new musical Anastasia in May. (more...)

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