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Annette O'Toole & Jeff McCarthy to Reprise Roles in The Public's SOUTHERN COMFORT; Full Cast SetAnnette O'Toole & Jeff McCarthy to Reprise Roles in The Public's SOUTHERN COMFORT; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

he Public Theaterannounced complete casting today for the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia.  Directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis, SOUTHERN COMFORT features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews on Tuesday, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7. Public Theater Member tickets and single tickets are available now. (more...)

Jordan Ramirez Puckett Receives Abingdon's Christopher Brian Wolk AwardJordan Ramirez Puckett Receives Abingdon's Christopher Brian Wolk Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

On Monday, December 14, San Francisco-based playwright Jordan Ramirez Puckett received Abingdon Theatre Company's 2015 Christopher Brian Wolk Award for her play Restore. Artistic Director Tony Speciale presented Ms. Puckett with her award and directed a stage reading of the new play about how an unthinkable event affects a young couple and their families. The reading featured Chris Dwan, Yvette Ganier, Ginger Grace, Dominique Fishback, and Michael Winther, with stage directions read by Zach McCoy. (more...)

The Secret City to Host STARDUST Solstice Celebration, 12/20 at Judson Memorial ChurchThe Secret City to Host STARDUST Solstice Celebration, 12/20 at Judson Memorial Church
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

STARDUST, The Secret City's Winter Solstice Celebration, is slated for Sunday, December 20 at 6:00PM (doors open at 5:30 pm) at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, NYC.  (more...)

Sondheim Unplugged to Celebrate 50th Installment at Feinstein's/54 BelowSondheim Unplugged to Celebrate 50th Installment at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Sondheim Unplugged, New York's long running hit revue, will celebrate the 50th installment of the series with two very special gala performances on Sunday, December 27th at 7pm and 9:30pm at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th St., Cellar, NYC). Each performance will feature entirely different casts and material, running the musical spectrum from Dick Tracy to Follies, Company to Assassins, Forum to Whistle,and lots more in between. For tickets: http://54below.com/artist/sondheim-unplugged/ or call 646 476 3551.There is a $40 cover charge and a $30 food/beverage minimum. There is a special two show package available, which includes a Sondheim-themed prix-fix dinner, for those who wish to see both performances. (more...)

Broadway Close Up Series Continues Tonight with GUYS VS. DOLLS: A MUSICAL SURVEY OF SEX AND SEXISMBroadway Close Up Series Continues Tonight with GUYS VS. DOLLS: A MUSICAL SURVEY OF SEX AND SEXISM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The battle of the sexes is on! Some of the most memorable Broadway characters will square off in GUYS VS. DOLLS: A MUSICAL SURVEY OF SEX AND SEXISM, featuring the songs of Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hammerstein and many more, tonight, November 16, as part of the Broadway Close Up series. (more...)

Transgender-Centered Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT Joins The Public Theater's 2016 SeasonTransgender-Centered Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT Joins The Public Theater's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that the transformative, heart-soaring musical SOUTHERN COMFORT has been added to the 2015-16 downtown season. Directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis, SOUTHERN COMFORT features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews on Tuesday, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center to Continue Broadway Close Up Series with 'GUYS VS. DOLLS', 11/16Kaufman Music Center to Continue Broadway Close Up Series with 'GUYS VS. DOLLS', 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Kaufman Music Center will present BROADWAY CLOSE UP: GUYS VS. DOLLS - A MUSICAL SURVEY OF SEX & SEXISM on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Matthew Scott, Michael Winther, Sally Wilfert Announced for BROADWAY CLOSE UP'S GUYS VS. DOLLS: A MUSICAL SURVEY OF SEX AND SEXISMMatthew Scott, Michael Winther, Sally Wilfert Announced for BROADWAY CLOSE UP'S GUYS VS. DOLLS: A MUSICAL SURVEY OF SEX AND SEXISM
by Nora Dominick - Nov 3, 2015

The battle of the sexes is on! Some of the most memorable Broadway characters will square off in Guys vs. Dolls: A Musical Survey of Sex and Sexism featuring the songs of Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hammerstein and many more. Explore the passion and perils of love and marriage as depicted by the great writers of Broadway, including Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Irving Berlin, Lerner & Loewe, Yip Harburg, Burton Lane, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, Meredith Willson, William Finn, Maltby & Shire and Jerry Herman. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/24/2015
by - Oct 24, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/24/2015. (more...)

'What Makes it Great: Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein' Set for 2016 at Merkin Concert Hall'What Makes it Great: Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein' Set for 2016 at Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Rob Kapilow - conductor, composer, author and NPR music commentator - unravels and explores great musical masterpieces with audiences and performers on stage, asking what makes great music great? He takes listeners inside the music, unraveling, slowing down and recomposing key passages to hear why a piece is so extraordinary. Next, the piece is performed in its entirety, followed by a Q&A with the audience and performers. (more...)

World Premiere of Fred Hersch & Mary Jo Salter's ROOMS OF LIGHT Set for Peak Performances This WeekendWorld Premiere of Fred Hersch & Mary Jo Salter's ROOMS OF LIGHT Set for Peak Performances This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Take a picture: it lasts forever. Award-winning composer/jazz pianist Fred Hersch, who turns 60 on October 21st, collaborates with acclaimed poet/playwright Mary Jo Salter for ROOMS OF LIGHT, a staged song cycle for five singers, with a set, lighting design and a chamber ensemble. This is Fred's third commission for Peak Performances and the acoustic splendor of the Alexander Kasser Theater is the perfect venue for his adventurous and beautiful music. (more...)

World Premiere of Fred Hersch & Mary Jo Salter's ROOMS OF LIGHT Set for Peak Performances, 10/15-18World Premiere of Fred Hersch & Mary Jo Salter's ROOMS OF LIGHT Set for Peak Performances, 10/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Take a picture: it lasts forever. Award-winning composer/jazz pianist Fred Hersch, who turns 60 on October 21st, collaborates with acclaimed poet/playwright Mary Jo Salter for ROOMS OF LIGHT, a staged song cycle for five singers, with a set, lighting design and a chamber ensemble. This is Fred's third commission for Peak Performances and the acoustic splendor of the Alexander Kasser Theater is the perfect venue for his adventurous and beautiful music. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Company Parties Hard After Final Broadway Performance!Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Company Parties Hard After Final Broadway Performance!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 14, 2015

An era on the Great White Way came to end on Saturday, September 12th, as Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical Mamma Mia!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, concluded its historic, record-breaking run of 5,773 performances. Below, check out photos from inside the after party! (more...)

William Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Premieres Tonight at Barrington Stage CompanyWilliam Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Premieres Tonight at Barrington Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present the premiere of You're Standing in My Way: A New Song Cycle by William Finn and Deborah Abramson, from tonight, August 14, through August 17 at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sally Wilfert Sings 'I Love My Voice' From Barrington's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAYSTAGE TUBE: Sally Wilfert Sings 'I Love My Voice' From Barrington's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present the premiere of You're Standing in My Way: A New Song Cycle by William Finn and Deborah Abramson, from August 14-17 at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.  In the video below, Sally Wilfert is singing a song from the songwriting team of Deborah Abramson and two time Tony Award winner William Finn. Check it out! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of HIS GIRL FRIDAY at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of HIS GIRL FRIDAY at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 13, 2015

Opening Night of the American screwball comedy His Girl Friday, John Guare's adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's original play The Front Page and the screen version of His Girl Friday took place at Barrington Stage Co. and Broadwayworld's Stephen Sorokoff was there. Julianned Boyd artistic director of BSC was the director. (more...)

William Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Will Premiere at Barrington Stage CompanyWilliam Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Will Premiere at Barrington Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present the premiere of You're Standing in My Way: A New Song Cycle by William Finn and Deborah Abramson, from August 14-17 at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

Original Cast, Creatives Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Tonight at SubCultureOriginal Cast, Creatives Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Tonight at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Original ensemble members, Michael Winther, Kimberly Grigsby, Shane Shanahan are joined by cellist, Peter Sachon as they reunite with Pulitzer prize-winning lyricist, Mark Campbell and many of the composers for a special one-night-only concert event, celebrating the ten year anniversary of Songs from an Unmade Bed, the critically acclaimed, theatrical song cycle originally produced off-Broadway by New York Theatre Workshop in 2005. (more...)

Original Cast, Creatives to Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED This Month at SubCultureOriginal Cast, Creatives to Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED This Month at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Original ensemble members, Michael Winther, Kimberly Grigsby, Shane Shanahan are joined by cellist, Peter Sachon as they reunite with Pulitzer prize-winning lyricist, Mark Campbell and many of the composers for a special one-night-only concert event, celebrating the ten year anniversary of Songs from an Unmade Bed, the critically acclaimed, theatrical song cycle originally produced off-Broadway by New York Theatre Workshop in 2005. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Rebecca Luker, Mary Testa and More to Celebrate Women Making Musicals at Prospect's 2015 GalaTaylor Louderman, Rebecca Luker, Mary Testa and More to Celebrate Women Making Musicals at Prospect's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

Prospect Theater Company is pleased to announce additional cast members for its 2015 annual gala, a Concert Evening Celebrating Women Making Musicals. This special one-night-only event will be held at The Times Center today, May 16 with an 8pm concert performance featuring Broadway and Prospect stars. The evening's program includes a diverse array of songs written or co-written by women, including encores of work from Prospect productions. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Prospect's ongoing mission to develop and produce new musical theater works by emerging artists. (more...)

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