Mike Isaacson News

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More Set to Direct The Muny's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2014 Season, which opens on June 16 with Billy Elliot The Musical. "We're so happy these exciting artists are creating our 2014 season," said Isaacson. "This is a challenging season, one with incredible variety and power. We're fortunate that such extraordinary talents will be creating our 'Muny Magic.'" (more...)

The Muny Announces 2014 Summer Season; BILLY ELLIOT, PORGY & BESS, GREASE & More Included!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2013

The Muny just announced the 2014 summer season, its 96th sensational summer in Forest Park. The exciting line-up includes 4 Muny premieres. The seven shows are: The Addams Family; Billy Elliott the Musical; Grease; Hello, Dolly!; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess; Seussical the Musical and Tarzan. For more information call (314) 361-1900 or visit muny.org. (more...)

Loretta Lynn Talks Choosing Zooey Deschanel for COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER: 'We Bonded Right at the Beginning'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Loretta Lynn talks about why she chose Zooey Deschanel to portray her on Broadway in the new musical COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER in a recent interview with Marie Claire. (more...)

The Muny's 2013 Season Shows Highest Attendance in Six Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

The Muny in St. Louis announced today that paid attendance increased 9 percent for 2013 over the 2012 season. Total patron attendance, including paid tickets, free seats and community outreach tickets, increased 6.4 percent, 383,485 in 2013 compared to 360,307 in 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ali Ewoldt, Kyle Dean Massey & More Celebrate Opening Night of WEST SIDE STORY at the MUNY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2013

The Muny is presenting its final show of its fantastic 95th Season, West Side Story, directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Chris Bailey. West Side Story will be performed through August 11, and is sponsored by BMO Harris. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Ali Ewoldt of the Muny's WEST SIDE STORY
by Stage Tube - Aug 05, 2013

The Muny announced principal casting for the final show of its fantastic 95th Season, West Side Story, directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Chris Bailey. West Side Story will be performed August 5 - 11, and is sponsored by BMO Harris. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Les Miserables at The MUNY Summer 2013 Scrapbook!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 31, 2013

It was theatre magic at its best: rain lightly came down on closing night as the entire cast of LES MISERABLES at The Muny belted out 'The Epilogue' one more time. The audience lept to their feet as the final notes hung in the air. All week long, The Muny experienced a complete standing ovation before the curtain call began, something that Muny goers said hasn't happened in at least 35 years. The cast of LES MISERABLES experienced the audience's appreciation all week long and their final performance was no exception. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rob McClure Talks MARY POPPINS at The Muny
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2013

Broadway star Rob McClure (Chaplin) returns to The Muny for the second time this summer as Bert in The Muny's production of Disney's MARY POPPINS. McClure appeared earlier this season as Farquaad in the theatre's production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL. Below, in conversation with Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson, McClure discusses his love for embracing the imagined world as a performer and how this approach has helped make his Muny performances so successful. Click to watch! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet Jenny Powers, The Muny's 'Mary Poppins'
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2013

Meet Jenny Powers, returning to The Muny as Mary Poppins in The Muny's production of Disney's Mary Poppins. Jenny joins Muny's Executive Producer, Mike Isaacson, to discuss how recent life changes have helped her prepare for this role! Check out the video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Muny LES MIZ Spoofs Colm Wilkinson 'Goat' Spoof
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2013

In honor of the Muny's sold out run of LES MISERABLES, which plays its final performance tonight in St. Louis, Enjolras (Bobby Conte Thorton) and always-game Valjean (Hugh Panaro) recorded their own version of the viral video mashup of Colm Wilkinson, and a goat. Yes a goat. Check both out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch More Highlights from LES MISERABLES at the MUNY!
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2013

The audience erupted in applause Monday night at the end of the opening of the Muny's production of LES MISERABLES, resulting in the venue's first, complete standing ovation before the curtain call in recent memory. BroadwayWorld brings you even more highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: LES MISERABLES Celebrates Opening Night at the MUNY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

The audience erupted in applause on Monday night at the end of the opening of the Muny's production of LES MISERABLES, resulting in the venue's first, complete standing ovation before the curtain call in recent memory. Check out photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: LES MISERABLES Starts a Revolution at the MUNY- Watch Highlights of Norm Lewis, Hugh Panaro & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2013

The audience erupted in applause last night at the end of the opening of the Muny's production of LES MISERABLES, resulting in the venue's first, complete standing ovation before the curtain call in recent memory. We've got the first photos from the production below and if you haven't gotten your tickets yet, do so, as we're told it's selling briskly! BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: LES MISERABLES Opens at the Muny- Hugh Panaro, Norm Lewis & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

The Muny's Les Miserables opened last night, July 15. The fifth show of The Muny's fantastic 95th Season is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. Last seen at The Muny in 2007, LES MISERABLES has been one of the most popular musicals since it opened in London in 1985. With its glorious scenery, grand theatrics and epic Victor Hugo story, LES MISERABLES is sure to thrill the Muny audience. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'One Day More' Sneak Peek at Norm Lewis & More in LES MIZ at the Muny
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 15, 2013

In the video below, get a sneak peek at LES MISERABLES rehearsal with the cast singing 'One Day More.' (more...)

LES MISERABLES Opens Tonight at The Muny Starring Lewis, Panaro, McCormick & More; Full Company Announced
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 15, 2013

Do You Hear the People Sing? Lucky audiences will tonight at The Muny in St. Louis as their highly anticipated production of LES MISERABLES opens this evening! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of SOUTH PACIFIC at the MUNY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2013

The Muny is currently presenting the fourth show of its fantastic 95th Season, South Pacific, directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. South Pacific is sponsored by Emerson. Laura Michelle Kelly stars as Ensign Nellie Forbush, with Ben Davis co-starring as Emile de Becque. Joining them will be Loretta Ables Sayre as Bloody Mary, Josh Young as Lt. Joseph Cable, Sumie Maeda as Liat, Tally Sessions as Luther Billis, James Anthony as Capt. George Brackett, Michael James Reed as Cdr. William Harbison, Caitlin Chau as Ngana, andSpencer Jones as Jerome. Broadway brings you photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet NUNSENSE Creator Dan Goggin at The Muny
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2013

In the video below, meet the creator of NUNSENSE, Dan Goggin! In this conversation with Muny Executive Producer, Mike Isaacson, Dan describes how the NUNSENSE sensation came to be and what makes these nuns so funny. Click below to watch! (more...)

John O'Hurley-Led SPAMALOT Opens at the MUNY Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

The Muny presents John O'Hurley in the first show of its fantastic 95th Season, Monty Python's Spamalot, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones.The show opens tonight, June 17, and will run through June 23. (more...)

John O'Hurley Set to Lead SPAMALOT at the MUNY This June; Denis Jones to Direct and Choreograph
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2013

-The Muny announced that John O'Hurley will star in the first show of its fantastic 95th Season, Monty Python's Spamalot, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones. (more...)

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