Mike Pettry News

Diane Paulus-Helmed FINDING NEVERLAND World Premiere, New Play by Eve Ensler and More Set for A.R.T.'s 2014-15 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Managing Director William Russo, has announced its 2014/15 Season. (more...)

Suzanne Bertish, Carson Elrod, Claire Karpen & More to Lead CSC's THE HEIR APPARENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, adapted from the play by Jean-Francois Regnard, beginning performances Friday, March 28 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by John Rando, THE HEIR APPARENT will feature Suzanne Bertish (Madame Argante), Carson Elrod (Crispin), Claire Karpen (Lisette), Amelia Pedlow (Isabelle), David Pittu (Scruple), Dave Quay (Eraste) and Paxton Whitehead (Geronte). The official press opening for THE HEIR APPARENT is Wednesday, April 9. The production will play at limited engagement through Sunday, May 4. (more...)

Huntington Kicks Off 2014 Breaking Ground Festival of New Plays Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The Huntington Theatre Company announces that the 2014 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held today, January 30 - February 2 at the Huntington's home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

Marita Stryker Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

In Episode 206, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with Marita Stryker, an accomplished actress, vocalist, dancer, yoga instructor, and cellist (maritastryker.com). On land, her performing credits include the national tour of John Doyle's production of SWEENEY TODD and numerous productions with Austin Musical Theatre and Music Theatre Wichita. Marita has performed in 32 states, 40 countries, and on 5 continents. She is the founder of Live @ Sea, a sea of information about working as an entertainer on cruise ships. (liveatsea.info) (more...)

Amy Jo Jackson Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

In Episode 205, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with actress, singer, and voice/text/dialect coach Amy Jo Jackson (www.amyjojackson.com). Her bio is filled with an array of impressive projects, most recently as the dialect coach on the Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS, and as an actor in Exit, Pursued by a Bear's DANI GIRL. Ms. Jackson is a 2013 IRNE and Elliot Norton nominee for her role as 'Female Soloist' in Speakeasy Stage Company's production of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, has collaborated with such respected theatre companies as The Flea, The Pearl, Prospect Theater, The Cell, and is the dialect coach on the new Maltby & Shire musical BEHIND THE PAINTING. Amy Jo can currently be seen in Empirical Rogue's SUICIDE?!, and is the Voice & Text Director on the upcoming MYSTERIES at The Flea. (more...)

Huntington to Kick Off 2014 Breaking Ground Festival of New Plays, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

The Huntington Theatre Company announces that the 2014 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held January 30 - February 2 at the Huntington's home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

American Repertory Theater Offers Sensory-Friendly Performance of THE LIGHT PRINCESS Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has scheduled a sensory-friendly performance of The Light Princess today, January 3 at 2:00pm at the Loeb Drama Center, designed to create a welcoming environment for children with Autism spectrum disorders or other sensitivity issues. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for A.R.T.'s THE LIGHT PRINCESS, Now Playing Through 1/5
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2013

Following previous seasons sold-out holiday hits, The Snow Queen and Hansel and Gretel, the A.R.T. Institute, in association with the Loeb Drama Center, brings another children's story to life - The Light Princess, by Lila Rose Kaplan with music by Mike Pettry, directed by Allegra Libonati, with choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman. Performances are held at Loeb Drama Center through January 5, 2014. Check out a new trailer for the production below! (more...)

American Repertory Theater to Offer Sensory-Friendly Performance of THE LIGHT PRINCESS, 1/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has scheduled a sensory-friendly performance of The Light Princess on Friday, January 3 at 2:00pm at the Loeb Drama Center, designed to create a welcoming environment for children with Autism spectrum disorders or other sensitivity issues. Slight alterations will be made to the performance, specially trained volunteers will be on hand, and quiet areas in the lobby will be available for children whoneed to take a break from the show. A social story and a character guide will be provided to all families prior to the performance, to help acclimate family members with Autism spectrum disorders or sensitivity issues to the experience of live theater. (more...)

A.R.T.'s THE LIGHT PRINCESS to Run 12/21-1/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Following previous seasons sold-out holiday hits, The Snow Queen and Hansel and Gretel, the A.R.T. Institute, in association with the Loeb Drama Center, brings another children's story to life - The Light Princess, by Lila Rose Kaplan with music by Mike Pettry, directed by Allegra Libonati, with choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman. Performances will be held at the Loeb Drama Center at from December 21 through January 5, 2014. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 18th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 18, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Three new works of music theater (at Victory Gardens, Writers' Theatre and the Goodman), Ben Vereen and Audra McDonald visit, plus 'Master Class,' a new cabaret revue, improvised Sondheim, a one-night 'Whistle' and more! (more...)

Regional Theater of the Week: American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA
by BWW Features - Sep 18, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the Internet, is excited to announce a new feature to its comprehensive regional coverage - the Featured Regional Theater of the Week! Each week, BWW will introduce its readers to a regional theater located in one of our (over 130!) coverage cities. By exploring these different venues, their history and showcasing the production seasons, BWW continues its commitment to expand our presence in communities and cities across the United States. This Week's Featured Regional Theater: American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA (more...)

SIGNS OF LIFE to Host Series of Post-Show Talks with Holocaust Survivors, Begin. 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

SIGNS OF LIFE, A Tale of Terezin, will host post-show discussions with Holocaust survivors, many of whom spent time in the Theresienstadtghetto. To continue the conversation sparked by SIGNS OF LIFE, survivors and their family members will share their own stories and experiences and offer unique perspectives to the show. SIGNS OF LIFE will play Chicago for a limited six week engagement playing September 18 through October 27, 2013. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper Named New Director of Programming at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced plans to augment its diverse programming with a varied new series of in-house productions including a new interview series, a new musicals-in-concert series (following-up on the success of the club's wildly successful High Fidelity in Concertevent), and a program for new composers. The venue will continue to present its popular Sondheim Unplugged series featuring some of Broadway's brightest stars sharing performances and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from their favorite Sondheim musicals. (more...)

Nathan Cooper, Brennan Dougherty & More to Join Lara Filip & Jason Collins in SIGNS OF LIFE at Victory Gardens Theater; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

SIGNS OF LIFE, A Tale of Terezin, is thrilled to announce the full cast for its Chicago premiere this fall at the Zacek McVay Theater at Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N Lincoln Ave). SIGNS OF LIFE will play Chicago for a limited six week engagement September 18 - October 27, 2013. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for SIGNS OF LIFE at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2013

SIGNS OF LIFE, A Tale of Terezin, is thrilled to announce that individual tickets are now on sale for its Chicago premiere this fall at the Zacek McVay Theater at Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N Lincoln Ave). SIGNS OF LIFEwill play Chicago for a limited six week engagement September 18 - October 27, 2013. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for NYMF's VOLLEYGIRLS Starring Susan Blackwell
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, MONICA RAYMUND of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, and CAVE 76 PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce the world premiere production of VOLLEYGIRLS, with book by Rob Ackerman (Tabletop - 2001 Drama Desk), lyrics by Sam Forman (book for F#%king Up Everything), music by Eli Bolin (I Sing, Roller Boogie TV: Sesame Street), musical supervision by Matt Castle, choreographed by Ryan Kasprzak (TV: Smash Tour: Billy Elliot), musical direction by Mike Pettry and directed by Neil Patrick Stewart (LA theatre: The Elephant Man - Ovation Award nominations). VOLLEYGIRLS will play a limited engagement at Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Monday, July 15 and continue through Saturday, July 27. Opening Night is Monday, July 15 (9 p.m.). (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Bruce Vilanch & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. 54 Below also launched its series of late night events. Joining Tuesday nights' popular 'Backstage' with Susie Mosheris the '54 Piano Bar,' a new vocal competition - 'The Callback,' and more: (more...)

Morgan James & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2013

For those craving a show after the show, stop by 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Loosen your tie and enjoy as Broadway's nightclub expands its late night series. Joining Tuesday nights' popular Backstage with Susie Mosher are three new late night events featuring bright and upcoming New York talent: (more...)

SIGNS OF LIFE Comes to the Victory Gardens Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2013

SIGNS OF LIFE, A Tale of Terezin, has announced its Chicago premiere this fall at the Zacek McVay Theater at Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N Lincoln Ave) for a limited six week engagement Sep. 18 - Oct. 27, 2013 with Press Night on Sep. 25, 2013. (more...)

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