Lynn Ahrens News

Date of Birth: October 01, 1948 (67)
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Gender: Female
ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Don Darryl Rivera, and Joshua Dela Cruz Join Tribute Concert to Ahrens & FlahertyALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Don Darryl Rivera, and Joshua Dela Cruz Join Tribute Concert to Ahrens & Flaherty
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 19, 2016

Adam Jacobs, Don Darryl Rivera, and Joshua Dela Cruz, current cast members of the Broadway smash musical Disney's ALADDIN, are joining the cast of Broadway Barkada's tribute concert to Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty titled 'Make Them Hear You: The Songs of Ahrens & Flaherty' on Sunday, July 24, 7 p.m. at the Cutting Room (44 East 32nd St., between Park and Madison). (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016
by - Jul 19, 2016

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AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights HorizonsAUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Andy Mientus Join Laura Michelle Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon & More in RAGTIME on Ellis IslandBrian Stokes Mitchell and Andy Mientus Join Laura Michelle Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon & More in RAGTIME on Ellis Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Ragtime On Ellis Island just announced that Tony Award winner and Original Broadway cast member Brian Stokes Mitchell (Shuffle Along, Man of La Mancha) and acclaimed stage and television star Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening, Les Miserables) have joined the lineup of the highly anticipated site-specific developmental concert on Monday, August 8. The all-star cast, directed by Sammi Cannold (Violet on a moving bus at A.R.T; Assistant Director for Diane Paulus & Rachel Chavkin), will perform a selection of songs from the Tony Award-winning musical that features music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally. The concert is being presented by Suzanne Friedman with an eye towards an immersive, full production of the acclaimed American musical on Ellis Island in 2017. (more...)

Playwright Chisa Hutchinson to Visit Shepherdstown as DGF Traveling MasterPlaywright Chisa Hutchinson to Visit Shepherdstown as DGF Traveling Master
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Playwright Chisa Hutchinson (Dead and Breathing, Dirt Rich, She Like Girls, This Is Not the Play, Sex on Sunday) leads writing workshops and a public Q&A as part of the Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program on July 27 at 4:00 PM at the Frank Center (260 University Drive Shepherdstown, WV 25443). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Misty Copeland Dances To THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo's 'Summertime'VIDEO: Misty Copeland Dances To THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo's 'Summertime'
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

A sumptuous combination of artistry to the tune of George and Ira Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS classic. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Margo Seibert & More Join NYMF's WOMEN OF NOTE Concert Series LineupBetsy Wolfe, Margo Seibert & More Join NYMF's WOMEN OF NOTE Concert Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced the performer lineup for the Women of Note concert series, celebrating female, queer and trans artists who are changing the landscape of musical theatre. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, this one-night-only concert event will showcase even more artists than last year in two back-to-back performances.  Women of Note will take place at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 W. 42nd Street) on Monday, August 1 with two separate lineups at 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets are available now at www.nymf.org/tickets. (more...)

Ruthie Ann Miles & More Set for THE ONE BEFORE as Part of New York City Center's Lobby ProjectRuthie Ann Miles & More Set for THE ONE BEFORE as Part of New York City Center's Lobby Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Prior to their breakthrough musicals, many writers had extraordinary early-career shows hit the stage that you may not have heard of. From Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty's Lucky Stiff to Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's Poor Little Ritz Girl to William Finn's In Trousers, these pieces of work represent our best Broadway writers.... before Broadway knew their names. Join us to hear auspicious songs from the influential shows that shaped careers and lives, just as Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater shaped the futures of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Unveils Her New Portrait at Sardi's!Photo Coverage: Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Unveils Her New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 13, 2016

There's a new Broadway star on the rise. Just yesterday, The Color Purple's Tony Award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo was joined by some of her Broadway friends as Sardi's unveiled her caricature, which joins the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. (more...)

QNEK Productions to Stage SEUSSICAL at Haskell Opera HouseQNEK Productions to Stage SEUSSICAL at Haskell Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

QNEK Productions, award-winning international theatre company in residence at the historic Haskell Opera House, continues their 24th season with the perfect show for the entire family, SEUSSICAL. (more...)

CCT to Present ONCE ON THIS ISLANDCCT to Present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Columbus Children's Theatre (CCT) will present Once On This Island JR. July 27 - August 7, 2016 at Park Street Theatre located at 512 Park Street. The 2016 Summer Youth Performance Conservatory is comprised of actors ages 10-15. This production is directed by Ryan Scarlata. Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy. (more...)

Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty & More to Work with 2016 Freddie G Fellowship ClassLynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty & More to Work with 2016 Freddie G Fellowship Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 7th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP July 13th - 16th.  The event has once again been underwritten by Myrna and Freddie ("G") Gershon, Chairman and CEO of leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI).  The four days of classes and activities honor instructors and teachers who are working to make a difference for their students and communities through the process of staging musical theatre productions in their schools and educational theatre groups.  In addition to the New York experience, each of the teachers' schools receives $5,000 from Freddie and Myrna to enhance their arts program. (more...)

Boston Pops to Perform First Concert in Sioux Falls, March 2017Boston Pops to Perform First Concert in Sioux Falls, March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Washington Pavilion is excited to welcome the Boston Pops, the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country, to the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017.  Affectionately known as "America's Orchestra", the Boston Pops has chosen Sioux Falls as one if its destinations during its limited Midwest tour. Ticket on-sale dates and pricing will be announced sometime in the near future. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Treats Her American Friends To A Dazzling Star-Spangled BannerVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Treats Her American Friends To A Dazzling Star-Spangled Banner
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The Tony-winning British star celebrates her first stateside 4th of July with a joyous rendition of America's anthem. (more...)

SEUSSICAL, Hit Musical Exploring the World of Dr. Seuss, Has Music Circus Premiere on 7/12SEUSSICAL, Hit Musical Exploring the World of Dr. Seuss, Has Music Circus Premiere on 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible. (more...)

VIDEO: Gay Men's Choruses Sing 'Make Them Hear You' Over Hecklers' Hate SpeechVIDEO: Gay Men's Choruses Sing 'Make Them Hear You' Over Hecklers' Hate Speech
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

A Facebook user captures a moment when those protesting for justice demand to be heard. (more...)

1776 Half-Price Tickets to 'SPONGEBOB,' THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Available Today1776 Half-Price Tickets to 'SPONGEBOB,' THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, THE BOOK OF MORMON, Disney's NEWSIES and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres' Hot Tix program Tuesday, June 28 beginning at 12 PM through Sunday, July 10.  (more...)

Breaking News: Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton & Caroline O'Connor Will Reprise Roles in ANASTASIA on Broadway; Opens in April at the Broadhurst!Breaking News: Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton & Caroline O'Connor Will Reprise Roles in ANASTASIA on Broadway; Opens in April at the Broadhurst!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Producers Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky) and Tom Kirdahy Productions (It's Only A Play, The Visit) announce today the new musical, Anastasia, will open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The company will be led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton and Caroline O'Connor in the roles they originated at Hartford Stage. Additional casting will be announced soon. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre to Create New Musicals for 2016-2017 SeasonBay Area Children's Theatre to Create New Musicals for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

The Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) will bookend its 2016-2017 season with two original musicals inspired by popular children's books. (more...)

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