Matt Castle News

Jessie Austrian, Ben Steinfeld & More Star in Fiasco Theater's Reimagined INTO THE WOODS, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. The acting company includes Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife), Noah Brody (Lucinda, Wolf, Cinderella's Prince), Matt Castle (Pianist), Alison Cimmet (Witch), Paul L. Coffey(Mysterious Man), Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White, Florinda, Rapunzel's Prince), Liz Hayes (Cinderella's Stepmother, Jack's Mother), Claire Karpen (Cinderella, Granny), Patrick Mulryan (Jack, Steward), Ben Steinfeld (Baker), and Emily Young (Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel). The creative team includes Lisa Shriver(Choreographer), Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Whitney Locher (Costume Design), Tim Cryan (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), Matt Castle(Music Director, Orchestrations), Michael Perlman (Associate Director), and Marcy Victoria Reed (Stage Manager). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New York-Bound INTO THE WOODS at The Old Globe!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Old Globe presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical INTO THE WOODS, which made its World Premiere atThe Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody andBen Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jessie Austrian, Ben Steinfeld, Alison Cimmet & More Set for NYC-Bound INTO THE WOODS at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. The acting company includes Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife), Noah Brody (Lucinda, Wolf, Cinderella's Prince), Matt Castle (Pianist), Alison Cimmet (Witch), Paul L. Coffey(Mysterious Man), Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White, Florinda, Rapunzel's Prince), Liz Hayes (Cinderella's Stepmother, Jack's Mother), Claire Karpen (Cinderella, Granny), Patrick Mulryan (Jack, Steward), Ben Steinfeld (Baker), and Emily Young (Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel). The creative team includes Lisa Shriver(Choreographer), Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Whitney Locher (Costume Design), Tim Cryan (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), Matt Castle(Music Director, Orchestrations), Michael Perlman (Associate Director), and Marcy Victoria Reed (Stage Manager). (more...)

Photo Flash: Company of PORGY AND BESS National Tour Performs at 'INSPIRED BY LOVE' ASTEP Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

On May 12th company members from the national tour of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess presented Inspired By Love: The Music of Brett Macias Upstairs at Vitellos, benefiting Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). Inspired By Love featured selections from composer Brett Macias's musicals Gumbo, Beautiful Dreamer, and Beneath the Surface as well as a world premiere song cycle based on the love sonnets of Pablo Neruda. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Concert Starring the Cast of the PORGY & BESS National Tour to Benefit ASTEP, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Many members of the cast of the national tour of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess will be Inspired By Love May 12th Upstairs at Vitello's at 8:00pm in Studio City, Los Angeles to benefit ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty). (more...)

Concert Starring the Cast of the PORGY & BESS National Tour to Benefit ASTEP, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Many members of the cast of the national tour of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess will be Inspired By Love May 12th Upstairs at Vitello's at 8:00pm in Studio City, Los Angeles to benefit ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty). (more...)

PORGY & BESS National Tour Cast Members Set for INSPIRED BY LOVE Benefit, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Many members of the cast of the national tour of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess will be Inspired By Love May 12th Upstairs at Vitello's at 8:00pm in Studio City, Los Angeles to benefit ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty). (more...)

Breaking News: INTO THE WOODS to Journey Back to New York! Roundabout to Bring Reimagined Version to Laura Pels Theatre in Winter 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Into the Woods is coming back- and not just on the big screen! BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that the musical will return to the New York Stage soon. Roundabout Theatre Company will present McCarter Theatre Center and Fiasco Theatre's acclaimed, re-imagined production of the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine at the Laura Pels Theatre in Winter 2015. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff Set for Weston Playhouse's STRING Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

Once again the Weston Playhouse Theatre will light up a winter night with a free concert of songs from an exciting new musical performed by top Broadway talent. Tonight, March 1 at 8pm, Heidi Blickenstaff of Broadway's The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid and The Full Monty will sing the lead in the new musical, String, supported by a stellar cast of Broadway actor/singers. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff Set for Weston Playhouse's STRING Concert, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Once again the Weston Playhouse Theatre will light up a winter night with a free concert of songs from an exciting new musical performed by top Broadway talent. On Saturday, March 1 at 8pm, Heidi Blickenstaff of Broadway's The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid and The Full Monty will sing the lead in the new musical, String, supported by a stellar cast of Broadway actor/singers. (more...)

Weston's New Musical Award Goes to... String
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces Sarah Hammond and Adam Gwon's String as the winner of its eighth annual New Musical Award. Book writer Hammond and composer/lyricist Gwon describe String as 'a musical fable about the three Fates and a fall.' To rehearse, perform and record selections from the new work, Weston has assembled a cast that features Heidi Blickenstaff in the leading role. Blickenstaff (Broadway's The Addams Family, (title of show)) played the role of Diana in Weston's acclaimed 2013 revival of Next To Normal. The cast of String will perform a free public concert at the Weston Playhouse on Saturday March 1 at 8pm. (more...)

Howie Michael Smith, Sarah Stiles & More Set for MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL Developmental Lab on Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Producers Martin Platt, David Elliot, Patrick Blake & Cheryl Wiesenfeld just announced the developmental lab of the new musical comedy My Life Is A Musical with book, music & lyrics by Adam Overett. Directed & choreographed by Callaway Award Winner Marlo Hunter, industry only presentations will be held on Monday, December 9 and Today, December 10 in NYC. (more...)

Howie Michael Smith, Sarah Stiles & More Set for MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL Developmental Lab on 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Producers Martin Platt, David Elliot, Patrick Blake & Cheryl Wiesenfeld just announced the developmental lab of the new musical comedy My Life Is A Musical with book, music & lyrics by Adam Overett. Directed & choreographed by Callaway Award Winner Marlo Hunter, industry only presentations will be held on Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10 in NYC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Production Photos for York Theatre Company's JACK Concert Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

York Theatre Company launched its new "New2NY" series last weekend with a concert presentation and New York premiere of the musical Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy, with book and lyrics by Tom Sawyer and Will Holt, music by Will Holt, and based on a an original concept by Tom Sawyer. Performances were November 1-3 at York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's. Below, check out a look at the cast on stage! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of York Theatre Company's JACK
by Jessica Gordon - Nov 04, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), just launched its 'New2NY' Series with a concert presentation of the musical Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy, with Book and Lyrics by Will Holt and Tom Sawyer, Music by Will Holt, based on an original concept by Tom Sawyer. Directed by Igor Goldin, and with Music Direction by Matt Castle, the cast features Frank Anderson, Wilson Bridges, Patrick Cummings, Jessica Grove, Julia Johanos, Anne Kanengeiser, Erick Pinnick, Lauren Sterling, Debra Walton, and William Zeffiro. Stephen Lee Anderson has replaced the previously announced Walter Charles. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside opening night below! (more...)

York Theatre Company's JACK Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

The York Theatre Company launches its 'New2NY' Series with a concert presentation of the musical Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy, with Book and Lyrics byWill Holt and Tom Sawyer, Music by Will Holt, based on an original concept by Tom Sawyer. Directed by Igor Goldin, and with Music Direction by Matt Castle, the cast features Frank Anderson, Wilson Bridges, Patrick Cummings, Jessica Grove, Julia Johanos, Anne Kanengeiser, Erick Pinnick, Lauren Sterling, Debra Walton, and William Zeffiro. Stephen Lee Anderson has replaced the previously announced Walter Charles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of York Theatre Company's 'JACK' Concert, Running 11/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

The York Theatre Company launches its 'New2NY' Series with a concert presentation of the musical Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy,with Book and Lyrics by Tom Sawyer and Will Holt, Music by Will Holt, based on an original concept by Tom Sawyer. Directed by Igor Goldin, and with Music Direction by Matt Castle, the cast features Frank Anderson, Wilson Bridges, Patrick Cummings, Jessica Grove, Julia Johanos, Anne Kanengeiser, Erick Pinnick, Lauren Sterling, Debra Walton, and William Zeffiro. Stephen Lee Anderson has replaced the previously announced Walter Charles. Meet the cast of the special concert presentation below! (more...)

York Theatre Company to Stage BUDDY'S TAVERN Lab with Alexander Gemignani & JACK Concert Presentation in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

As previously announced, the York Theatre Company will present the New York premiere of two musicals: a 'New2NY' concert presentation of Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy, and a Developmental Lab presentation of Buddy's Tavern, with book by Raymond De Felitta, music by Kim Oler, and lyrics by Alison Hubbard at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Amanda Seyfried & Justin Long Team with New Paradigm Theatre for The Girl's Home in Nicaragua Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Hollywood came to St. Anthony of Padua's on Saturday, October 26. Broadway performers from The New Paradigm Theatre collaborated with the church to put on dinner and a show to benefit The Girl's Home in Nicaragua. The event included special Hollywood guests, Justin Long and Amanda Seyfried. (more...)

SOMETHING NEW: VOLUME I Now Available on Noisetrade
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

'Something New: Volume I' is a collection of 17 songs that premiered on the first season of SOMETHING NEW, the popular musical theatre podcast produced, written, and hosted by award-winning songwriter Joel B. New (www.joelbnew.com). The album is available for free on Noisetrade.com. All tip proceeds go to the Human Rights Campaign. (more...)

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