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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...)

Musical Mondays Theatre Lab Announces New Name, 2013-14 Season Lineup of Shows, Starting Today
by Stephen Hanks - Oct 24, 2013

Today, October 24, the not-for-profit development group Musical Mondays Theatre Lab will launch its 14th season with a new name and a very heavy organizational heart. This summer, after years of presenting promising new musicals at the Snapple Theatre Center on Thursdays (because that was the only slot that was open in the schedule), the MMTL Board of Directors voted to change the organization's name to Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab (thereby retaining the corporate initials) with the vote and complete blessing of the group's founder and Co-Artistic Director Richard 'Bick' Goss. Less than a month later, Goss died from complications of Parkinson's disease. The director, choreographer and former Bob Fosse dancer was 75. (more...)

Musical Mondays Theatre Lab Announces New Name, 2013-14 Season Lineup of Shows, Starting 10/24
by Stephen Hanks - Oct 17, 2013

On October 24, the not-for-profit development group Musical Mondays Theatre Lab will launch its 14th season with a new name and a very heavy organizational heart. This summer, after years of presenting promising new musicals at the Snapple Theatre Center on Thursdays (because that was the only slot that was open in the schedule), the MMTL Board of Directors voted to change the organization's name to Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab (thereby retaining the corporate initials) with the vote and complete blessing of the group's founder and Co-Artistic Director Richard 'Bick' Goss. Less than a month later Goss died from complications of Parkinson's disease. The director, choreographer and former Bob Fosse dancer was 75. But the shows must go on and the newly christened Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab will dedicate the entire season to Goss' memory and begin its 2013-14 season at the Snapple on October 14 at 5pm with a presentation of The Dirty Hippy Jam Band. (more...)

Kara Lindsay, Andy Karl & More Join NAMT's 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2013

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced additional casting and creatives for the 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Marc Kudisch & More Set for NAMT's 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced initial casting for the 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Gay Marshall Guests on Season Finale of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2013

Deemed 'new and noteworthy' on iTunes, 'Something New' is a biweekly podcast that dissects what it means to be a working, multifaceted artist in America. Each guest brings multiple talents to the theatre industry -- from photography to vocal training to massage therapy -- and their careers as musical theatre performers have only been enriched by them. (more...)

Adirondack Shakespeare Announces Summer Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

Instead of three mainstage repertory productions and a children's show (which has been the company's norm), ADK Shakes is focusing their efforts on touring a new children's show, producing a staged reading of Much Ado About Nothing, and performing a lively collection of scenes, sonnets, and songs adapted from Shakespeare entitled The Course of True Love. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for NYMF's VOLLEYGIRLS Starring Susan Blackwell
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, MONICA RAYMUND of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, and CAVE 76 PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce the world premiere production of VOLLEYGIRLS, with book by Rob Ackerman (Tabletop - 2001 Drama Desk), lyrics by Sam Forman (book for F#%king Up Everything), music by Eli Bolin (I Sing, Roller Boogie TV: Sesame Street), musical supervision by Matt Castle, choreographed by Ryan Kasprzak (TV: Smash Tour: Billy Elliot), musical direction by Mike Pettry and directed by Neil Patrick Stewart (LA theatre: The Elephant Man - Ovation Award nominations). VOLLEYGIRLS will play a limited engagement at Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Monday, July 15 and continue through Saturday, July 27. Opening Night is Monday, July 15 (9 p.m.). (more...)

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