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    Musical Theatre Southwest to Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESSMusical Theatre Southwest to Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

    Musical Theatre Southwest presents Once Upon a Mattress, a delightful, musical rendition of the story of "TheáPrincess and the Pea." Directed by Terry S. Davis, the MTS production will feature a new twist on the musicaláfavorite: the entire score will be performed a cappella. (more...)

    SILENT SKY, WORKING, VENUS IN FUR, HARRIET THE SPY and More Set for Main Street Theater's 40th SeasonSILENT SKY, WORKING, VENUS IN FUR, HARRIET THE SPY and More Set for Main Street Theater's 40th Season
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

    Main Street Theater's 40th Anniversary Season will unfold in the company's 2 new residences: the completely renovated Rice Village space on Times Blvd. and the MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) on Main Street. (more...)

    Main Street Theater's 40th Anniversary Season to Include VENUS IN FUR, SILENT SKY & MoreMain Street Theater's 40th Anniversary Season to Include VENUS IN FUR, SILENT SKY & More
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

    Main Street Theater's 40th Anniversary Season will unfold in the company's 2 new residences: the completely renovated Rice Village space on Times Blvd. and the MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) on Main Street. (more...)

    York Theatre Company Sets Songwriter Lineup for Next TUNE IN TIME, 6/8York Theatre Company Sets Songwriter Lineup for Next TUNE IN TIME, 6/8
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

    The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), and producers Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields, will present the June installment of the game show for musical theatre lovers called Tune in Time, hosted by Emily McNamara, with Musical Director Nate Buccieri and annoyingly insistent timekeeper Sheila Head on Monday, June 8, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peters (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

    MURDER FOR TWO, Starring Original NY Cast, Extends Through Aug 2 at the GeffenMURDER FOR TWO, Starring Original NY Cast, Extends Through Aug 2 at the Geffen
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

    The Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two opens tonight (June 3) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.á The production has now been extended through Sunday, August 2. (more...)

    All Tony Nominated Musical Casts Set for TONY's 'In Memoriam' Segment?All Tony Nominated Musical Casts Set for TONY's 'In Memoriam' Segment?
    by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

    The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports that unlike last year, CBS will broadcast the 'In Memoriam' segment of the 2015 TONY AWARDS. (more...)

    Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
    by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

    Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York.áWriters are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.á (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/11/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/11/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
    by Stage Tube - May 11, 2015

    Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage. (more...)

    Taylor Louderman, Rebecca Luker, Mary Testa and More to Celebrate Women Making Musicals at Prospect's 2015 GalaTaylor Louderman, Rebecca Luker, Mary Testa and More to Celebrate Women Making Musicals at Prospect's 2015 Gala
    by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

    Prospect Theater Company is pleased to announce additional cast members for its 2015 annual gala, a Concert Evening Celebrating Women Making Musicals. This special one-night-only event will be held at The Times Center on Saturday, May 16 with an 8pm concert performance featuring Broadway and Prospect stars. The evening's program includes a diverse array of songs written or co-written by women, including encores of work from Prospect productions. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Prospect's ongoing mission to develop and produce new musical theater works by emerging artists. (more...)

    St. Bart's Players to Present URINETOWNSt. Bart's Players to Present URINETOWN
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

    This Tony-award-winning comedy is a bold satire on politics, capitalism and socialism, as well as a parody of such hit musicals as Les Miserables and West Side Story. You'll have a blast, and we promise not to make you 'Pay to Pee!' The show will be performed at the Off- broadway house- Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street, New York, NY), April 16 th - 26th. (more...)

    'HAMS AT HEART' Showcases Songs of Kinosian & Blair at 54 Below Tonight'HAMS AT HEART' Showcases Songs of Kinosian & Blair at 54 Below Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

    54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Hams at Heart: The Best Musical Theater Writers of Our Time... Perform the Songs of Kinosian and Blair. Everyone knows there's no hammier ham than a writer, but writers don't usually get to perform work other than their own... UNTIL NOW! tonight, March 4, 2015, some of the best musical theatre composers and writers in the biz will perform the songs of Kinosian and Blair (Murder For Two). (more...)

    Marymount Manhattan College's Spring Theatre Festival Continues Next WeekMarymount Manhattan College's Spring Theatre Festival Continues Next Week
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

    Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), a private liberal arts college on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and the college's celebrated musical theatre program, will present a spring theatre festival honoring three generations of musical writers - Richard Rodgers, renowned composer of American popular music and Broadway shows; his daughter, Mary Rodgers, author of Freaky Friday and composer of the Broadway musical comedy, Once Upon a Mattress; and her son, Adam Guettel, composer and lyricist, and Tony winner for his musical The Light in the Piazza. (more...)

    THE LAST SHIP Company, 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL & More Set for 54 Below This WeekTHE LAST SHIP Company, 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL & More Set for 54 Below This Week
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

    Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

    Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

    This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Tony Nominee Judy Kuhn's Homage to the Songwriting Rodgers Family at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series Is Entertaining but UnevenBWW Reviews: Tony Nominee Judy Kuhn's Homage to the Songwriting Rodgers Family at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series Is Entertaining but Uneven
    by Alix Cohen - Feb 6, 2015

    Judy Kuhn, a multiple nominee for both Tony and Drama Desk Awards, celebrated three generations of songwriting Rodgers in her American Songbook debut at Lincoln Center's Appel Room on February 4: The legendary Richard Rodgers, his daughter Mary Rodgers, and grandson Adam Guettel. In the course of the evening, we moved back and forth from iconic, powerfully melodic songs to more consistently lighthearted and tender fare to contemporary, operetta-like material. It's not difficult to attribute authorship. (more...)


    by Alix Cohen - Feb 5, 2015

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    Christopher Ashley Set to Helm Developmental Lab of Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey's FREAKY FRIDAY MusicalChristopher Ashley Set to Helm Developmental Lab of Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

    According to an Equity casting notice, Disney Theatrical Productions will soon hold a developmental lab for a musical version of Freaky Friday. Christopher Ashley will helm the project, which will feature music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (If/Then, Next to Normal) and a book by Bridget Carpenter. The lab will take place March 31 through April 10, 2015. (more...)

    Jackie Hoffman and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, THE BLONDE STREAK Premiere Set for Transport Group's 2015 SeasonJackie Hoffman and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, THE BLONDE STREAK Premiere Set for Transport Group's 2015 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

    Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced that its 2015 season will include the world premiere musical The Blonde Streak by Dan Lipton and David Rossmer, slated to run July 5 - August 16 at Theatre 79, and a revival of the classic musical Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson as Queen Aggravain, running November 29 - January 3, 2016 at Abrons Arts Center. Both musicals will be directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

    ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

    Broadway Across America/Baltimore is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play January 20- February 1, 2015 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

    Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
    by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

    Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (more...)

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