Manhattan Ensemble Theater News

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENTStew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON Begins at the Wilma TheaterBranden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON Begins at the Wilma Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

What if all of the white actors in your play quit? AN OCTOROON begins tonight, March 16, 2016; and opens today, March 23, 2016. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON to Play the Wilma TheaterBranden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON to Play the Wilma Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

What if all of the white actors in your play quit? AN OCTOROON begins on Wednesday, March 16, 2016; and opens on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. (more...)

The Drama League's Longtime Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth ResignsThe Drama League's Longtime Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth Resigns
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Drama League today announced the resignation of its longtime artistic director, Roger T. Danforth.  (more...)

Roger T. Danforth Resigns as Artistic Director of The Drama LeagueRoger T. Danforth Resigns as Artistic Director of The Drama League
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director) today announced the resignation of its longtime artistic director, Roger T. Danforth. The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director) today announced the resignation of its longtime artistic director, Roger T. Danforth. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in PhiladelphiaLineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.  Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.  The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.   (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jim Parsons Has Emotional Reading on Next LONG ISLAND MEDIUMVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jim Parsons Has Emotional Reading on Next LONG ISLAND MEDIUM
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Jim Parsons, star of CBS's THE BIG BANG THEORY has an emotional visit to LONG ISLAND MEDIUM's Theresa Caputo on an upcoming episode of the hit TLC series. (more...)

Joe's Pub at The Public to Welcome Jamie Leonhart & Joanna Settle, 11/1-3Joe's Pub at The Public to Welcome Jamie Leonhart & Joanna Settle, 11/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

As part of the artist commissioning program New York Voices, Joe's Pub at The Public presents Estuary: an artist/mother story, a new show conceived and written by Jamie Leonhart and directed by Joanna Settle. Estuary's original music is co-written and arranged by Grammy-winner Michael Leonhart. This presentation of Estuary features a live band that includes Saskia Lane, Pauline Kim, Sara Phillips Budde and Katie Scheele. Performances will run Monday through Wednesday, November 1-3 at 7:00PM at Joe's Pub at The Public (425 Lafayette, NYC). Tickets are ($20) available now online, via phone (212.967.7555) or in-person at The Public's Box Office. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jim Parsons Stars in New Horror Film VISIONSVIDEO: First Look - Jim Parsons Stars in New Horror Film VISIONS
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Jim Parsons and Isla Fisher star in the upcoming horror film VISIONS, heading to theaters this fall. Watch the trailer below! (more...)

All His Heavenly Hosts! Meet the Full Cast of AN ACT OF GOD, Opening Tonight on BroadwayAll His Heavenly Hosts! Meet the Full Cast of AN ACT OF GOD, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - May 28, 2015

The new Broadway comedy An Act of God, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons, began performances on May 7 and officially opens tonight, May 28, 2015 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch interviews with Parsons and the team! (more...)

VIDEO: AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of FameVIDEO: AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On Wednesday, March 11th, Jim Parsons, best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper on CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory', received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (more...)

DMT to Present HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAYDMT to Present HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre has announced the fourth show in our 2014-2015 Journeys Season, HANK WILLIAMS: Lost Highway, The Music and Legend of Hank Williams by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik. (more...)

Jim Parsons-Led AN ACT OF GOD Seeks Angels for BroadwayJim Parsons-Led AN ACT OF GOD Seeks Angels for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

An Act of God begins performances on May 5, 2015 and officially opens on May 28, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). According to an Equity casting notice, the production is currently seeking Parsons' two co-stars- Michael (30s. An angel of God's. Funny, impulsive, as irreverent as an angel of God's can be) and Gabriel (40s. An angel of God's. By the books; no-nonsense). Auditions for the roles will take place later this week. (more...)

Casting Now Underway for the Angels of Broadway's AN ACT OF GODCasting Now Underway for the Angels of Broadway's AN ACT OF GOD
by Danielle Ashley Dias - Feb 17, 2015

AN ACT OF GOD is in search of two actors to portray the angels Michael and Gabriel in Broadway's newest comedy. This strictly limited engagement begins performances May 5 and officially opens May 28 on Broadway at Studio 5 (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR thru March 15A Red Orchid Theatre Extends ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR thru March 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Due to overwhelming demand, A Red Orchid Theatre announces the extension of Accidentally, Like a Martyr, written by Grant James Varjas and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray and featuring Ensemble Members Steve Haggard, and Doug Vickers with David Cerda, Layne Manzer, Luce Metrius, Troy West and Dominique Worsley The production now runs January 15 - March 15, 2015, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. (more...)

Jim Parsons Will Return to Broadway This Spring in AN ACT OF GOD as...GOD, with Joe Mantello Set to Direct!Jim Parsons Will Return to Broadway This Spring in AN ACT OF GOD as...GOD, with Joe Mantello Set to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Producer Jeffrey Finn announced today that four-time Emmy® winner and Golden Globe® Award winner Jim Parsons will play God on Broadway in the new comedy An Act of God. (more...)

Jim Parsons Stars in NBC's BUDDY'S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS, Based on Broadway's ELF, Airing TonightJim Parsons Stars in NBC's BUDDY'S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS, Based on Broadway's ELF, Airing Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

NBC is bringing in the holiday spirit with the stop-motion hourlong animated special 'Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas,' set to air tonight, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. Based on the popular film 'Elf' and the hit Broadway show 'Elf: The Musical,' the special will star four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons ('The Big Bang Theory') as Buddy. (more...)

Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's BUDDY'S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS Based on Broadway's ELF!Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's BUDDY'S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS Based on Broadway's ELF!
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

NBC is bringing in the holiday spirit with the stop-motion hourlong animated special “Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas,” set to air Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. Based on the popular film “Elf” and the hit Broadway show “Elf: The Musical,” the special will star four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Buddy. (more...)

Jim Parsons to Star in Roundabout's MERTON OF THE MOVIES Benefit Reading This Winter; Scott Ellis DirectsJim Parsons to Star in Roundabout's MERTON OF THE MOVIES Benefit Reading This Winter; Scott Ellis Directs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company is thrilled to welcome back four-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory," Roundabout's Harvey) in a hilarious one-night-only reading of George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly's Merton of the Movies. This rollicking evening will be helmed by Roundabout's Adams Associate Artistic Director, six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis (Roundabout's Harvey, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), currently represented on Broadway with You Can't Take It With You. (more...)

Yale Rep Stages World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, Now thru 5/10Yale Rep Stages World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) today, April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

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