Michael Marcotte News

Singers and Composers Honor Stephen Schwartz at 25th Anniversary Gala for American Opera Projects
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Brooklyn's AOP (American Opera Projects) celebrated its 25th anniversary of developing and producing opera and music theater on Monday, May 12 with a gala that honored Stephen Schwartz, composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell as well as the AOP-developed opera Sťance on a Wet Afternoon. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz to be Honored at American Opera Projects's 25th Anniversary Gala, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

On Monday, May 12, 2014, AOP (American Opera Projects) hosts its 25th Anniversary Gala honoring Stephen Schwartz, composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell as well as the AOP-developed opera Seance on a Wet Afternoon that premiered at Opera Santa Barbara and ran at New York City Opera for ten performances in their 2010-11 Season. The evening, titled 'Opera Sings Broadway Sings Opera,' brings together stars of Opera and Broadway at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South), an historic theatre club in Manhattan. Doors open at 7:30pm with performances scheduled to begin at 8:00pm. Tickets begin at $250 and are available at AOP's website www.operaprojects.org. (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tonya Pinkins and More at Shakespeare & Company's BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

From the elegant cocktail reception, to the stunning performance, the sumptuous dinner and the extraordinary VIP after-party, Broadway in the Berkshires, Shakespeare & Company's Gala Celebration was a resounding hit! On July 9, Artistic Director Tony Simotes welcomed a full house at the Tina Packer Playhouse (formerly Founders' Theatre) and a multitude of Broadway, opera and dance artists for the spectacular one-night-only benefit performance. Proceeds from Broadway in the Berkshires will support the Company's wide-reaching and nationally-recognized Training and Education programs. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Flash: Shakespeare & Company's BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2013

From the elegant cocktail reception, to the dazzling performance, the delicious dinner and the extraordinary VIP after-party, Broadway in the Berkshires, Shakespeare & Company's Gala Celebration was a resounding hit! Last evening Artistic Director Tony Simotes welcomed a full house at the Tina Packer Playhouse (formerly Founders' Theatre) and a multitude of Broadway, opera and dance artists for the spectacular one-night-only benefit performance. Proceeds from Broadway in the Berkshires will support the Company's wide-reaching and nationally-recognized Training and Education programs. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Shakespeare & Co Holds Benefit Performance of BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Tony Simotes announces a special one-night-only Benefit Performance of BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES tonight, July 8th at The Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA. Proceeds from the event will benefit Shakespeare & Company's internationally-acclaimed Education and Training Programs. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Jackie Hoffman and More to Appear at Shakespeare & Company's BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2013

Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Tony Simotes announces the benefit performance of Broadway in the Berkshires that will take place tonight, July 8th at The Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA. (more...)

Shakespeare & Co Holds Special Benefit Performance of BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Tony Simotes announces a special one-night-only Benefit Performance of BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Monday, July 8th at The Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA. Proceeds from the event will benefit Shakespeare & Company's internationally-acclaimed Education and Training Programs. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off ANT Fest, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Ars Nova has released the schedule for its ANT Fest for the week of June 10-15. These events are all part of ANT Fest, their annual All New Talent Festival (more...)

Ars Nova Announces ANT Fest Schedule for June 10-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2013

Ars Nova has released the schedule for its ANT Fest for the week of June 10-15. These events are all part of ANT Fest, their annual All New Talent Festival (more...)

The York Theatre Company Announces Additions to Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series have announced the next three offerings: Analog & Vinyl, License to Marry and MR. Confidential. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Jackie Hoffman and More to Appear at Shakespeare & Company's BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Benefit, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Tony Simotes announces the benefit performance of Broadway in the Berkshires that will take place on Monday, July 8th at The Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA. (more...)

St. Clement's Presents EASTER MYSTERIES Tonight with Elisabeth DeRosa, Spencer Plachy and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Elisabeth DeRosa (Mary Poppins) and Spencer Plachy (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) recently joined the cast of Easter Mysteries, a contemporary oratorio being performed during this year's holy week celebrations at St. Clement's Episcopal Church. (more...)

Elisabeth DeRosa and Spencer Plachy to Join EASTER MYSTERIES at St. Clement's Episcopal Chuch; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

It was announced today that Elisabeth DeRosa (Mary Poppins) and Spencer Plachy (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) have joined the cast of Easter Mysteries, a contemporary oratorio being performed during this year's holy week celebrations at St. Clement's Episcopal Church. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick, Rachel Potter and More Set for Carnegie Hall COMMUNITY SING Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2013

Today, February 3 at 5 p.m., in the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, Carnegie Hall gives Broadway fans the exclusive opportunity to sing along with the brightest stars of today at a FREE Community Sing presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Mandy Gonzalez, Rachel Potter, Caesar Samayoa, and many more join Leslie Stifelman, musical director and conductor of Chicago: The Musical, and host Thomas Cabaniss in guiding the audience through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, West Side Story, Rent, and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick, Rachel Potter and More Set for Carnegie Hall COMMUNITY SING, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

On Sunday, February 3 at 5 p.m., in the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, Carnegie Hall gives Broadway fans the exclusive opportunity to sing along with the brightest stars of today at a FREE Community Sing presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Mandy Gonzalez, Rachel Potter, Caesar Samayoa, and many more join Leslie Stifelman, musical director and conductor of Chicago: The Musical, and host Thomas Cabaniss in guiding the audience through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, West Side Story, Rent, and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Jason Danieley & More Celebrate W.S. Gilbert at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 14, 2013

We all come from Gilbert,' said Johnny Mercer. And if you've seen a musical, watched film or TV, read a book, participated in political discourse or have partaken in any aspect of popular culture during the past 125 years, you've likely been influenced by W. S. Gilbert too. Yet Lyrics & Lyricists has never paid tribute to this seminal figure. Over the weekend, the punishment fits this crime of oversight with The Very Model of a Modern Major Lyricist: W. S. Gilbert and the Broadway He Inspired. (more...)

92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists Presents THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN MAJOR LYRICIST, 1/12-1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2013

We all come from Gilbert," said Johnny Mercer. And if you've seen a musical, watched film or TV, read a book, participated in political discourse or have partaken in any aspect of popular culture during the past 125 years, you've likely been influenced by W. S. Gilbert too. On January 12, 13 and 14 Lyrics and Lyricists presents The Very Model of a Modern Major Lyricist: W. S. Gilbert and the Broadway He Inspired. (more...)

92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists Presents THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN MAJOR LYRICIST, Now thru 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

We all come from Gilbert," said Johnny Mercer. And if you've seen a musical, watched film or TV, read a book, participated in political discourse or have partaken in any aspect of popular culture during the past 125 years, you've likely been influenced by W. S. Gilbert too. Yet Lyrics & Lyricists has never paid tribute to this seminal figure. Tonight, January 12 and January 13 and 14 the punishment fits this crime of oversight with The Very Model of a Modern Major Lyricist: W. S. Gilbert and the Broadway He Inspired. (more...)

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