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Theatrical Partnership Announce Major Musical Hat-Trick For 2017Theatrical Partnership Announce Major Musical Hat-Trick For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A partnership between a leading London-based theatre production company and one of Manchester's newest arts venues have announced a hat-trick of shows for 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Where the Next Generation of Musicals Is BornBWW Interview: Where the Next Generation of Musicals Is Born
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Nov 9, 2016

'New theatre work is important because it is more likely to reflect what is actually going on in the world; it can speak to global happenings and events and find ways to digest them and cope with them.' Artistic Director of Maine State Music Theatre Curt Dale Clark is talking about his recent visit to the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) Conference and Festival of New Musicals in New York on October 24-28, 2016. Clark, who has been a NAMT Board member for the past two years and currently co-chair of the membership committee, is proud that his theatre company, MSMT, has been a founding member of the organization since its inception thirty-six years ago, and praises 'our continued efforts on its behalf that help cement the relationship between the two not-for-profits.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Dramatists Guild Fund's Presidential Benefit Gala!Photo Coverage: Go Inside Dramatists Guild Fund's Presidential Benefit Gala!
by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night, Dramatists Guild Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raul Esparza debuted 'The Flag Song' from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and Patrick Page performed from Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)


by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night, Dramatists Guild Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raul Esparza debuted 'The Flag Song' from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and Patrick Page performed from Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN Charming Family Friendly MusicalBWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN Charming Family Friendly Musical
by Frank Benge - Nov 7, 2016

LITTLE WOMEN is a musical with a book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Jason Howland. Workshop productions were presented at Duke University in 2001 and 2004 and the Broadway production opened at the Virginia Theatre on January 23, 2005. Based on the classic 1869 Louisa May Alcott semi-autobiographical novel, LITTLE WOMEN focuses on the four March sisters: aspiring writer Jo (Lilly Lane Stafford), romantic Meg (Caroline Kinnamore), the easily hurt Amy (Maddie Dennison), and kind Beth (Emily McIntyre) as well as their beloved Marmee (Maddrey Blackwood.) The women are at the family home in Concord, Massachusetts while their father is away during the Civil War. The musical begins with Jo trying to sell her stories in New York but soon brings Jo back home. While the events and timing of things aren't exactly the same as in the novel; Allan Knee's script, for the most part, is expertly condensed Alcott retaining the spirit of the characters. Jason Howland's music is pleasant, if rather unmemorable, riffing musical theatre numbers out of period waltzes, polkas, and quadrilles; supported by Mindi Dickstein's rather unmemorable lyrics. The end result feels like a lesser known Rogers & Hammerstein musical. It's just good old fashioned squeaky clean family fun. (more...)

Raul Esparza and Patrick Page Join DGF's 'GREAT WRITERS' Gala; Jonathan Tolins Will HostRaul Esparza and Patrick Page Join DGF's 'GREAT WRITERS' Gala; Jonathan Tolins Will Host
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce additional performers of the nonprofit's Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on November 7th at Gotham Hall in New York. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Christopher Sieber, Mandy Gonzalez, Aaron Tveit and More to Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund's 'LUCKY STARS' Gala; Plus New Sondheim Song!Tituss Burgess, Christopher Sieber, Mandy Gonzalez, Aaron Tveit and More to Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund's 'LUCKY STARS' Gala; Plus New Sondheim Song!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce performers of the nonprofit's Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on November 7th 6:30pm at Gotham Hall in New York. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Today, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals Officially Launches TodayNAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals Officially Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place tonight, October 27 and tomorrow, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Hannah Elless, Nikki M. James, Brynn O'Malley & More Set for NAMT's Festival Opener THE 46TH MINUTE TonightHannah Elless, Nikki M. James, Brynn O'Malley & More Set for NAMT's Festival Opener THE 46TH MINUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) kicks off the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS with The 46th Minute. Hosted by Joe Iconis, The 46th Minute concert will take place at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street) tonight, October 26, 2016 at 6:30pm. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents LITTLE WOMEN -THE BROADWAY MUSICALChance Theater Proudly Presents LITTLE WOMEN -THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to remount the heartwarming and wondrous Little Women - The Broadway Musical. Book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Casey Long, associate direction by Sarah Figoten Wilson, and music direction by Bill Strongin. Little Women - The Broadway Musical will preview from November 25 through December 2, regular performances will begin December 3 and continue through December 23 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Hannah Elless, Nikki M. James, Brynn O'Malley and More Set for NAMT's THE 46TH MINUTE ConcertHannah Elless, Nikki M. James, Brynn O'Malley and More Set for NAMT's THE 46TH MINUTE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will kick off the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS with The 46th Minute. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Kitt and More Slated for DGF's 'GREAT WRITERS' GalaStephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Kitt and More Slated for DGF's 'GREAT WRITERS' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh have announced the writers that will be featured in the nonprofit's Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on November 7th at Gotham Hall in New York. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New MusicalsCorey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Cast Complete for Broadway-Bound AMELIE, Starring Phillipa Soo, in L.A.Cast Complete for Broadway-Bound AMELIE, Starring Phillipa Soo, in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Casting has been set for Center Theatre Group's production of "Amelie, A New Musical" at the Ahmanson Theatre which begins previews December 4, 2016, opens December 16 and continues through January 15, 2017. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New MusicalsMarcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Prospect Theater Company's ARCHETYPE, Beginning TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Prospect Theater Company's ARCHETYPE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presents ARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production). ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN at Seacoast Rep this AugustLITTLE WOMEN at Seacoast Rep this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The musical, which opens August 5, is an adaptation of the classic autobiographical novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Alcott grew up amid economic struggle and intellectual ferment to become a successful writer and early feminist. Her story of the fictional March family depicts the passionate ambition of the youthful Jo March and the emotional journey she takes with her three sisters. (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

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