Lynn Ahrens News

Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty Set for Drama League's UP CLOSE Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

ROCKY's Tony Award Winning composing team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty will join the Drama League's Up Close Series on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00PM at the Drama League Theatre Center (32 Avenues of the Americas). This night of industry insights will be hosted by Tony Award Nominee and ROCKY director, Alex Timbers. To purchase tickets and for further information please visit www.dramaleague.org (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

MEMPHIS, HARVEY & More Set for Arvada Center's 2014-15 Theater Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Arvada Center has announced its six-play season, an impressive line-up of plays and musicals that span a range of human experiences including self-discovery, romance, humor, imagination and intrigue. The three musical, three play package is filled with popular titles and includes two regional premieres and an ongoing collaboration with Creede Repertory Theatre. Subscription packages range in price from $99 to $440 and are now on sale to Arvada Center subscribers and the general public. Single tickets for the 2014-2015 theater season go on sale Monday, August 4. Subscribing donors giving at the $150 level or above by June 2 will receive a free guest voucher for each subscription. These vouchers can be used for theater performances in the 2014-15 season. Orders can be made by phone at (720) 898-7200, in person at the Arvada Center box office or online beginning April 28, at https://arvadacenter.org/on-stage/subscribe-or-renew-2014-15. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Producer Van Dean Shares How to Help Newtown's 12.14 Foundation Through THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 21, 2014

Following the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, the 12.14 Foundation was created with the mission of building a landmark Performing Arts Centre in Newtown, Connecticut, in memory of those lost on December 14, 2012. The foundation aims to develop a premier Academy of the Arts with help from local, national, and international collaborations. Through the collective efforts and contributions of local craftsmen and artisans, respected business professionals and corporations, and renowned designers, 12.14 will create a remembrance that expresses respect, passion, resilience and focus on a hope for the future. Now the foundation has teamed with the Broadway production of the Velocity of Autumn to give ticket-buyers an opportunity to contribute to the special cause. By simply entering discount code 'VA1214' when purchasing tickets to the play, $10 from every ticket purchased will be donated to the 12.14 Foundation. CLICK HERE to help the cause today! Producer of The Velocity of Autumn, Van Dean, has also worked extensively with the charity, having organized 'From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook' and the organization's 2013 production- Seussical. Dean took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the foundation's great work, future projects in Newtown, and how Broadway audiences can help. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Walk-on Role in CHICAGO, 'JONESES' & 'BRIDGES' Tickets and More Added to Playwrights Horizons' Annual Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced additional top items for the 2014 edition of its popular, annual online auction. Bidding for the auction, which features an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities continues at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons now through Monday, April 28 at 8PM. (more...)

Ahrens and Flaherty Set to Release Live at 54 Below Album NICE FIGHTING YOU on 6/3
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2014

Ahrens and Flaherty's 'Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live At 54 BELOW' will be released on June 3rd, 2014. The double CD set is now available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00JPWSJOI. This star-studded double album features performances by (in alphabetical order): Lynn Ahrens, Annaleigh Ashford, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Kevin Chamberlin, Quentin Earl Darrington, Stephen Flaherty, Lewis Grosso, Julie Halston, Jeremy Jordan, LaChanze, Kecia Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Sean McCourt, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessica Molaskey, Bobby Steggert and Mary Testa. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 16, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more! (more...)

Fight from the Heart! ROCKY First Listen - Preview Five Songs from the Original Broadway Cast Recording!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

The new original Broadway cast recording of ROCKY will be released on May 27th, 2014, and the show just revealed a preview of five tracks from the album. Click below to get a first listen! (more...)

ROCKY's Cast Album Tracklist Announced; Release Set for 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Universal Music Enterprises, Stage Entertainment USA, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sylvester Stallone announced today the forthcoming release of the new original Broadway cast recording of ROCKY, on May 27th, 2014 (UMe). ROCKY has an original score by the Tony® Award-winning team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once On This Island), who are the album's producers; additionally the score incorporates the iconic songs 'Eye Of The Tiger' and 'Gonna Fly Now.' The musical, which opened Thursday, March 13th at the historic Winter Garden Theatre, stars Andy Karl as Rocky, Margo Seibert as Adrian (making her Broadway debut), Terence Archie as Apollo Creed and features a superb ensemble. (more...)

Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes to Star in Opera Australia's THE KING AND I from Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the principal cast for Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I. Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will co-star in the Tony Award-winning Australian production, which is being revived next year by the Gordon Frost Organisation and Opera Australia. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Nashville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Tempe (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for New Orleans (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Bristol Riverside Theatre announces its 2014-2015 mainstage season including two comedies, a play with music, a musical and a classic drama. The new season features the Tony Award-winning comedy The 39 Steps adapted byPatrick Barlow, Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Lost in Yonkers, Always…Patsy Cline about the Grammy Award-winning singer, the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime with book by Terrence McNally, music byStephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and the timeless drama An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen. (more...)

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