Michael Alden News

New Musicals Inc. Announces Broadway Producers as Conference Panelists, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

New Musicals Inc. announces the line-up of panelists for the fifth biennial BIZ OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ CONFERENCE, set for July 18-20 in North Hollywood. (more...)

TRU to Host June 2014 Panel 'YOU OUGHTA BE IN PICTURES', 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their June panel, You Oughta Be in Pictures? Making the Switch between Theater and Film on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp Joins the Parker Playhouse WinterStage Series in Mark St. Germain's BECOMING DR. RUTH, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Matthew Lombardo present the Barrington Stage production of Becoming Dr. Ruth with Debra Jo Rupp as Dr. Ruth Westheimer at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale from tonight, April 16 through Sunday, April 20. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 31for the acclaimed Mark St. Germain play, which is directed by Julianne Boyd and is part of the WinterStage Series at the Parker Playhouse. The production comes direct from New York and will be produced by Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess. (more...)

Horse Trade Theater Group to Host 2nd Annual CABARET ALL-STARS SHOWDOWN, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Cabaret Showdown is a monthly game show that offers a unique mixture of live karaoke and Jeopardy. Contestants are asked to sing selections from various musical categories listed on the Official Game Board with no knowledge of what the song will be until right before they sing. To level the playing field all songs are popular standards, each contestant is given a copy of the sheet music and accompanied by a live pianist. The winner receives a free booking at UNDER St. Marks for their very own showcase. Whether you are a contestant or in the audience you are guaranteed to have a blast! (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp Joins the Parker Playhouse WinterStage Series in Mark St. Germain's BECOMING DR. RUTH, 4/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Matthew Lombardo present the Barrington Stage production of Becoming Dr. Ruth with Debra Jo Rupp as Dr. Ruth Westheimer at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale from Wednesday, April 16 through Sunday, April 20. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 31for the acclaimed Mark St. Germain play, which is directed by Julianne Boyd and is part of the WinterStage Series at the Parker Playhouse. The production comes direct from New York and will be produced by Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky, Michael Alden and More Set for Off Broadway Alliance Seminar This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, January 12th. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky, Michael Alden & More Set for Off Broadway Alliance Latest Panel this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, January 12th. (more...)

Broadway Global Names Dale Badway 'Producer of the Year'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2013

At a private ceremony held in Manhattan's Theatre district Broadway Global awarded Broadway's Tony Award winning Producer Dale Badway ( Pippin, Porgy and Bess) as Producer of the year 2013. (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH to Close Off-Broadway, December 22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Producers Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess announced today that Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ("That 70's Show") written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd will play its final performance at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street) on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 3PM. (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH Offers Book Signing & Talkback with Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Producers Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess have announced that Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer will host a special book signing session at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street), home of Becoming Dr. Ruth, today, November 27 following 2:00PM performance (3:45 - 4:30PM) and prior to the 7:00PM performance (5:30 - 6:15PM). (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH Will Offer Book Signing & Talkback with Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, 11/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Producers Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess have announced that Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer will host a special book signing session at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street), home of Becoming Dr. Ruth, on Wednesday, November 27 following 2:00PM performance (3:45 - 4:30PM) and prior to the 7:00PM performance (5:30 - 6:15PM). (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Honors Randall Wreghitt at 2013 TRU Love Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will celebrate its 22nd year as a not-for-profit service organization with a celebration of three extraordinary people at the annual TRU Love Benefit, Honoring Friendship, Remembering Friends. The 2013 TRU Spirit of Theater Award, presented to a member of the producing community who has demonstrated exceptional generosity, support and kindness to others in the business, will be posthumously awarded to producer Randall Wreghitt (Little Women, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Grey Gardens, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Golda's Balcony, As Bees in Honey Drown, The Food Chain) who died unexpectedly at the age of 55 in May 2011. The event will take place Today, November 17th at Caroline's on Broadway at 47th Street. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Gala Honors Christopher Durang & Stephen Sultan
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 12, 2013

Primary Stages held their annual Gala last night, November 11, at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The event honored Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang and President of the General Counsel at Dramatists Play Service, Stephen Sultan. The evening featured performances by Rachel deBenedet (Catch Me If You Can, Addams Family), Alan Paul (Grease, Oliver!, Manhattan Transfer), Michele Ragusa (Urinetown, Ragtime, A Class Act, Adrift in Macao), and Alton F. White (The Color Purple, The Lion King, Ragtime). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune & More Support Barrington Stage Company at NYC Benefit
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 05, 2013

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning regional theatre in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, celebrated BSC's New Works Initiative with a BSC in NYC at a benefit last night at the American Airlines Theatre Penthouse. The event was co-chaired by Heather Nolin, Mary Ann Quinson, Rosita Sarnoff and Eda Sorokoff. Among the attendees were Tommy Tune, Julie Budd, and Producers Michael Alden and Jamie deRoy. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Debra Jo Rupp & BECOMING DR. RUTH Team Celebrate Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Oct 30, 2013

The New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ('That 70's Show') written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd opened off-Broadway last night, October 29. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

ViewDo Labs Launches ViewPoint Enterprise, Provides Insight and Analytics for Enterprise Social Networks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

WOBURN, MA - ViewDo Labs®, a pioneer in enterprise social network analytics and governance, is today announcing the general availability of ViewPoint Enterprise, the industry's first cross-platform Enterprise Social Network (ESN) analytics application. Through an interactive dashboard, ViewPoint Enterprise allows organizations to validate the ROI of a business' investment in ESNs, understand user adoption trends and identify and engage internal influencers that lead company-wide collaboration. (more...)

Michael Urie Hosts 2013 Dramatists Guild Fund Gala Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

On October 21, 2013, the Dramatists Guild Fund will host their Annual Gala at the Edison Ballroom in New York. This year's event will honor legendary playwrights, composers, and lyricists who have greatly impacted the American theater. (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH to Host Series of Talkbacks with its Legendary Subject Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, Begin. 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Producers Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess have announced a special talkback series at Becoming Dr. Ruth, featuring America's favorite sex therapist, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, following select Wednesday evening performances. These special talkbacks will take place October 30, November 6, 13, 20 and December 18, and are complimentary to ticketholders for these performances. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host TRU Love Benefit, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a preliminary lineup of star performers, and a luminous array of theater notables including Andre Bishop, Terrence McNally and James Naughton, who will help celebrate three extraordinary people at the annual TRU Love Benefit, Honoring Friendship, Remembering Friends. The trio of TRU friends who will be remembered and honored are producer Randall Wreghitt (Little Women, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Grey Gardens, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Golda's Balcony, As Bees in Honey Drown, The Food Chain) who died unexpectedly at the age of 55 in May 2011, and will be posthumously remembered with the 2013 TRU Spirit of Theater Award; Michael Feingold, former critic with the Village Voice, who will receive the TRU Humanitarian Award for educating generations of theatergoers about the historical, social and cultural context of the shows he reviews; and TRU member and program director Patricia R. Klausner, who will be recognized and applauded with the TRU Entrepreneur Award for her ongoing dedication in both the not-for-profit and commercial producing arenas. (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH Begins Previews Tonight at Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

The New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ("That 70's Show") written byMark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd begins previews tonight, Friday, October 11 at 8:00PM. (more...)

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