Michael McGrath News

Geva Closes 2013-14 Mainstage Season with Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE, 4/22-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Geva Theatre Center' 41st Mainstage Season concludes with Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. Directed by John Miller-Stephany, and with a cast led by Tony Award- winner Michael McGrath and Broadway veteran Noah Racey, this classic comedy begins performances on April 22 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 18. (more...)

Hank Azaria, Michael McGrath, Christopher Sieber and more set for SPAMALOT Reunion at Broadway Sessions 10-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

This Thursday, October 17th, Broadway Sessions reunites cast members from multiple Tony winning smash SPAMALOT, featuring Hank Azaria, Michael McGrath, Christopher Sieber and more! (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (Original Broadway Cast) is Decadently Schmaltzy
by David Clarke - Sep 18, 2013

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT closed up shop on Broadway on June 15, 2013. The show enjoyed 478 regular performances and 27 preview performances over the course of about 15 months. Its notices were mixed to positive, and there are plans to kick off a National Tour for the 2014-2015 season. For those of us who missed the show on Broadway, the lively and decadently glitzy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (Original Broadway Cast Recording), which was released by Shout! Factory and distributed by Sony Records, perfectly allows us to acquaint ourselves with the production before it plays in our regional venues. (more...)

STORIES MY GRANDMOTHER TOLD ME, WRINKLES & CHRISTMAS GUEST Set for Spiral Theatre Studio's Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The Spiral Theatre Studio (TSTS) is pleased to announce its inaugural season, launching the Salt & Pepper series for "seasoned" citizens with three productions: STORIES MY GRANDMOTHER TOLD ME, WRINKLES, and CHRISTMAS GUEST. The unique aspect of The Spiral Theatre Studio is the stage-consisting of a Hexagon divided into twelve (12) fully carpeted modular pieces that move upon a fully carpeted floor. Additionally, TSTS will represent under-served markets such as Senior Citizens, African-American writers, Women writers, the LGBT and Environmental Movement communities, by working with them creatively or providing performances that interest their demographic. All performances will take place at The Spiral Theatre Studio (at Paul Michael's The Network) at 242 West 36th Street, NYC, in the heart of the new Theatre district. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Launches 45th Season with NOTES TO MARIANNE Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre has announced the first two shows of its 45th Season! The Amas Lab series begins in September with two new musicals: notes to MariAnne and Cookin'! Both shows take place during America's heady post-World War II years, but couldn't be more different. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Launch 45th Season with NOTES TO MARIANNE and COOKIN'!, 9/12 & 9/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre has announced the first two shows of its 45th Season! The Amas Lab series begins in September with two new musicals: notes to MariAnne and Cookin'! Both shows take place during America's heady post-World War II years, but couldn't be more different. (more...)

Santino Fontana, Rachel Bay Jones & More Set for AMAS' NOTES TO MARIANNE Reading, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff/Artistic Producer) will present two free staged readings of 'notes to MariAnne', a new musical by David Rossmer and Dan Lipton, directed by Leigh Silverman. The readings will take place on Thursday, September 12th at 1:00pm and 4:30pm, at The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre (formerly The Players Loft), 115 MacDougal Street. Tickets are free and reservations are available via email at boxoffice@amasmusical.org or by calling212-563-2565. (more...)

TriArts Sharon Playhouse to Present SPAMALOT, 6/26-7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2013

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Alice Bemand Executive Director and John Simpkins Artistic Director, is pleased to announce the theater's 2013 Season Opener, the Tony Award-Winning Musical Monty Python's SPAMALOT, with performances June 26 through July 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from TriArts' SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Alice Bemand Executive Director and John Simpkins Artistic Director, is pleased to announce the theater's 2013 Season Opener, the Tony Award-Winning Musical Monty Python's SPAMALOT, with performances now through July 7. Scroll down for new shots of the cast in action! (more...)

TriArts Sharon Playhouse Presents SPAMALOT, Now thru 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Alice Bemand Executive Director and John Simpkins Artistic Director, is pleased to announce the theater's 2013 Season Opener, the Tony Award-Winning MusicAl Monty Python's SPAMALOT, with performances today, June 26 through July 7. (more...)

TriArts Sharon Playhouse to Present SPAMALOT, 6/26-7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Alice Bemand Executive Director and John Simpkins Artistic Director, is pleased to announce the theater's 2013 Season Opener, the Tony Award-Winning Musical Monty Python's SPAMALOT, with performances June 26 through July 7. (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Closes on Broadway Today; National Tour to Launch in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

The producers of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It have announced that the Broadway production will play its final performance today, June 15, 2013 after 27 previews and 478 regular performances at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). The production began performances on March 29, 2012 and opened on Apr 24, 2012. A national tour will be launched in the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Broadway & NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Present 'Creating the Magic' Program
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 14, 2013

On Thursday, June 13, Inside Broadway partnered with Nice Work if You Can Get It at Broadway's Imperial Theatre, where thousands of NYC public school students visited for two exclusive 'Creating the Magic' events. The program provided students with a behind the scenes look at the magical world of Broadway and learn about all the career opportunities in the theater. Check out a look at the event below! (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Begins Final Two Weeks on Broadway; Closes June 15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick and Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, is now in its final two weeks of performances on Broadway. The final performance will be Saturday, June 15. NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT features music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, and is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall. The production is playing at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from the 2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 04, 2013

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre celebrated its award winners for the 2012-13 season in 24 categories. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. BroadwayWorld was there for the full ceremony and you can check out interviews with the winners and highlights from the acceptance speeches below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 63rd Annual Outer Critics Awards Party!
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2013

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre celebrated its award winners for the 2012-13 season in 24 categories. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. BroadwayWorld was there for the full ceremony and you can check out complete photo coverage from the event below! (more...)

2012-13 Outer Critics Circle Award Winners Announced - PIPPIN Tops List with 7, Followed by KINKY BOOTS
by BWW Special Coverage - May 13, 2013

Winner's Tally for 2 or more: Pippin 7; Kinky Boots 3; Matilda The Musical 2; My Name Is Asher Lev 2 ;The Nance 2; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 2; (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NICE WORK's Jessie Mueller Sings 'For You' on TODAY
by Stage Tube - May 09, 2013

Tony nominated actress Jessie Mueller, currently starring in the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It, appeared on NBC's 'Today' this morning, May 9th in the 10:00 a.m. hour as part of Kathie Lee and Hoda's 'Everyone Has a Story' segment. Mueller sang 'For You', co-written by Lee for 7-year-old AJ Kelm, who is battling a rare form of epilepsy, and his mother. Click below to watch! Mueller's performance begins around the 4-minute mark. (more...)

NICE WORK's Jessie Mueller to Appear on NBC's TODAY, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2013

Tony nominated actress Jessie Mueller, currently starring in the Tony Award-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, will appear on NBC's 'Today' tomorrow, Thursday, May 9th in the 10:00 a.m. hour as part of Kathie Lee and Hoda's 'Everyone Has a Story' segment. NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall. The production is playing at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) through Saturday, June 15. (more...)

Judy Kaye, Audra McDonald and More to Present at Outer Critics Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2013

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, is proud to announce Broadway stars Judy Kaye, Audra McDonald, Michael McGrath, Donna Murphy and Tonya Pinkins will serve as gala award presenters for the 63rd Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony on May 23rd (4PM) at the legendary Sardis Restaurant. In addition to being acclaimed stage performers, the stars are also former recipients of the esteemed Outer Critics Circle Award. The national organization will post award winners in 24 Broadway/Off-Broadway categories. (more...)

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