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Patrick Riviere Launches On PAR Productions in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Professional Arts Executive Patrick Riviere has just launched On PAR Productions, LLC in Provincetown, Massachusetts with plans to create and support a great deal of performance and visual art both in Provincetown and regionally. Already scheduled is an AEA 29-Hour Staged Reading in New York City of Riviere's own play, THE HOUSE OF NUNZIO, directed by award-winning director Stephen Nachamie and starring Broadway veteran Mary Ellen Ashley. The project is being produced by Barbara Bemelmans in association with On PAR. (more...)

Mary-Ellen Ashley to Lead Staged Reading of THE HOUSE OF NUNZIO in NYC, Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The House of Nunzio was named a semi-finalist in both the 2003 Mill Mountain Theatre New Play Competition and the Twenty-Sixth Annual Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award. It was given a Workshop Production at ManhattanTheatreSource and was under production consideration by three regional theaters in the past decade. It now has interest from several Broadway Producers and investors and Producer Barbara Bemelmans in association with On PAR Productions, LLC will present an AEA 29 Hour Staged Reading at one of Ken Davenport's theaters this November. (more...)

Drew B. James to Star in Surflight Theatre's GEORGE M!, Running 6/19-7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

Surflight Theatre, under the leadership of Executive Director Ken Myers, presents the Yankee Doodle Dandy song and dance musical comedy George M!, from June 19 through July 7. Opening night is June 20 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Gingold Theatrical Group's Golden Shamrock Gala!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 20, 2013

Gingold Theatrical Group celebrated their GOLDEN SHAMROCK GALA on Sunday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) at The Players Club (16 Gramercy), honoring the prodigious talents of actress/director Judith Ivey and everyone's favorite television host, TCM's Robert Osborne; and, of course, George Bernard Shaw. Check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Snapple Theater Center's Anne L. Bernstein Theater Naming Dedication
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

On Thursday, December 13, the 199 seat proscenium theater on the fourth floor of the Snapple Theater Center was named in honor of Broadway, off-Broadway and film producer, Anne L. Bernstein. Scroll below for photos from the dedication ceremony. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stars Honor Richard 'Bick' Goss at Musical Mondays Theatre Lab
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 20, 2011

Last night in an East Side Penthouse overlooking the congestion at the United Nations Bick Goss was honored by the organization he founded in 1999. Mr. Goss began his career as a Bob Fosse dancer (original companies of Little Me, Sweet Charity, Dancin' and Chicago). In his role as director-choreographer-producer he has worked with Billy Crystal, Harold Prince, Gwen Verdon and with many performers who were present and performed at the festive celebration in the home of Mary Ellen Ashley & Cyrus Rubin. (more...)

Classic Noel Coward Comedy 'Blithe Spirit' Performed At Gulfshore Playhouse
by Beau Higgins - Apr 08, 2011

This funny and stylish comedy from Noel Coward, the author of Private Lives and Hay Fever, is the story of a cantankerous novelist, Charles Condomine, who is re-married but haunted - literally - by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. When a 'happy medium', one Madame Arcati, conjures up the specter of his former spouse, all the personalities, worldly and otherwise, clash with rib tickling results. (more...)

Classic Noel Coward Comedy 'Blithe Spirit' Performed At Gulfshore Playhouse
by Beau Higgins - Mar 28, 2011

This funny and stylish comedy from Noel Coward, the author of Private Lives and Hay Fever, is the story of a cantankerous novelist, Charles Condomine, who is re-married but haunted - literally - by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. When a 'happy medium', one Madame Arcati, conjures up the specter of his former spouse, all the personalities, worldly and otherwise, clash with rib tickling results. (more...)

Cody Nickell, et al. to Star in Gulfshore's BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Gulfshore Playhouse is closing their fabulous fifth mainstage season with the Noel Coward comedy Blithe Spirit. This production will run April 8 through 23, with a preview performance April 7. (more...)

Martin, Ashley & More Set For NY Int'l Fringe Fest's JURASSIC PARQ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2010

Boldly re-imagined and retold from the perspective of the dinosaurs, Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical is an unflinching meditation on gender, sexual, and racial identity in an evolving landscape destined to stun you with its importance. (more...)

FAMILY DINNER Ends Off Broadway Premiere Run, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2010

FAMILY DINNER - a new play by Michele Willens - will be given its world-premiere Off-Broadway this summer in a production directed by Jamibeth Margolis at the Beckett Theatre on Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan, with previews beginning June 17 prior to an official press opening June 21. (more...)

Drew Fornarola And Marshall Pailet Team Up For Concert at the Beechman, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

MAC Award nominated songwriter Drew Fornarola (COLLEGE The Musical) and Broadway's Marshall Pailet (writer - 'On a Glorious Day;' Fringe's upcoming JURASSIC PARQ: The Broadway Musical) team up to rock the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Wednesday, June 23 at 9:30pm, joined by some of Broadway's top young talent. Fornarola and Pailet will present selections from their shows, as well as debuting a set of songs from their first full-length collaboration, SUPER CLAUDIO BROS.: A Videogame Musical, which will have its world premiere this summer in Washington, DC (commissioned and produced by the New Musical Development Foundation, executive producer Charlie Fink). The evening will be directed by Scott Elmegreen with music direction by Zak Sandler. (more...)

Photo Flash: FAMILY DINNER At Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

FAMILY DINNER, a new play by Michele Willens, is being given its world-premiere Off-Broadway this summer in a production directed by Jamibeth Margolis at the Beckett Theatre On Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan, with official press opening held last night June 21. (more...)

Lage, Morgan, et al. Join Johnston For THE NAKED GENIUS Benefit Reading 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

Mint Theater Company today announced that Jill Abramovitz, Mary Ellen Ashley, Dale Carmen, Matthieu Cornillon, Margaret Daly, Linda Gabler, Jennifer Harmon, Jordan Lage (Speed the Plow), Kate Levy, Dani Marcus, Chris Mixon, Cass Morgan (Memphis), Saxon Palmer, Kraig Swartz, Sheila Stasack, Peter Van Wagner, and Virginia Wing, will join Kristen Johnston (last seen in the Mint production of So Help Me God!, for which she received a Drama Desk nomination) in THE NAKED GENIUS written by Gypsy Rose Lee, on Monday, June 14th at Carolines on Broadway (1626 Broadway between 49th & 50th Streets). (more...)

Lage, Morgan, et al. Join Johnston For THE NAKED GENIUS Benefit Reading 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2010

Mint Theater Company today announced that Jill Abramovitz, Mary Ellen Ashley, Dale Carmen, Matthieu Cornillon, Margaret Daly, Linda Gabler, Jennifer Harmon, Jordan Lage (Speed the Plow), Kate Levy, Dani Marcus, Chris Mixon, Cass Morgan (Memphis), Saxon Palmer, Kraig Swartz, Sheila Stasack, Peter Van Wagner, and Virginia Wing, will join Kristen Johnston (last seen in the Mint production of So Help Me God!, for which she received a Drama Desk nomination) in THE NAKED GENIUS written by Gypsy Rose Lee, on Monday, June 14th at Carolines on Broadway (1626 Broadway between 49th & 50th Streets). (more...)

Drew Fornarola And Marshall Pailet Team Up For Concert at the Beechman, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2010

MAC Award nominated songwriter Drew Fornarola (COLLEGE The Musical) and Broadway's Marshall Pailet (writer - 'On a Glorious Day;' Fringe's upcoming JURASSIC PARQ: The Broadway Musical) team up to rock the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Wednesday, June 23 at 9:30pm, joined by some of Broadway's top young talent. Fornarola and Pailet will present selections from their shows, as well as debuting a set of songs from their first full-length collaboration, SUPER CLAUDIO BROS.: A Videogame Musical, which will have its world premiere this summer in Washington, DC (commissioned and produced by the New Musical Development Foundation, executive producer Charlie Fink). The evening will be directed by Scott Elmegreen with music direction by Zak Sandler. (more...)

Photo Flash: FAMILY DINNER At Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2010

FAMILY DINNER, a new play by Michele Willens, will be given its world-premiere Off-Broadway this summer in a production directed by Jamibeth Margolis at the Beckett Theatre On Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan, with previews beginning June 17 prior to an official press opening June 21. (more...)

Willens' FAMILY DINNER to Open Off-Broadway, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2010

FAMILY DINNER, a new play by Michele Willens, will be given its world-premiere Off-Broadway this summer in a production directed by Jamibeth Margolis at the Beckett Theatre on Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan, with previews beginning June 17 prior to an official press opening June 21. (more...)

FAMILY DINNER To Have Off Broadway Premiere, Previews 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2010

FAMILY DINNER - a new play by Michele Willens - will be given its world-premiere Off-Broadway this summer in a production directed by Jamibeth Margolis at the Beckett Theatre on Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan, with previews beginning June 17 prior to an official press opening June 21. (more...)

The New York Musical Theatre Festival Announces Extensions for F#@KING UP EVERYTHING and SING, BUT DON'T TELL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2009

Due to popular demand, the following shows have added additional performances: F#@KING UP EVERYTHING - Sat, Oct 17 at 11pm SING, BUT DON'T TELL - Sun, Oct 18 at 3pm (more...)

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