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NOFX's Fat Mike to Present New Rock Musical, HOME STREET HOME, 2/20NOFX's Fat Mike to Present New Rock Musical, HOME STREET HOME, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Home Street Home, a new musical, will play an 11-performance run between February 20 - March 7, 2015 at Z Space, located in the Mission District in San Francisco, the producers announced today. Home Street Home features music by punk legend Fat Mike (NOFX), lyrics by Fat Mike, Jeff Marx (Tony AwardŽ winner, Avenue Q) & Goddess Soma (AVN Award winning writer/director), and book by Goddess Soma & Fat Mike. Richard Israel (LA Drama Critics Circle Career Achievement Award winner) will direct. www.HomeStreetHomeOnStage.com. (more...)

Katya Stanislavskaya Takes Home Weston's New Musical AwardKatya Stanislavskaya Takes Home Weston's New Musical Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces Katya Stanislavskaya's Resident Alien as the winner of its ninth annual New Musical Award. The only honor of its kind in the country, the Weston New Musical Award supports a high quality demo of a new work by writers and composers of notable promise, chosen from a group of national nominations. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Nicholas Park in ATGs TICK, TICK BOOM! at Hamilton StageBWW Interviews: Nicholas Park in ATGs TICK, TICK BOOM! at Hamilton Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 26, 2015

American Theater Group's 'tick, tick...BOOM!' will be on Rahway's Hamilton Stage from January 28th through February 8th. The autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the creator of 'Rent' stars Nicholas Park as Jon. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Opens 1/30 at Cocoa Village PlayhouseWEST SIDE STORY Opens 1/30 at Cocoa Village Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

From the first notes to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. (more...)

Disney & MTI Partner for New Kid-Friendly, Condensed Versions of THE LION KINGDisney & MTI Partner for New Kid-Friendly, Condensed Versions of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Disney Theatrical Group is now licensing The Lion King Experience, a unique holistic arts education program that gives accredited elementary and middle schools the opportunity to produce condensed, age-appropriate JR. and KIDS adaptations of The Lion King, exclusively through Music Theatre International's (MTI) Broadway Junior Collection. (more...)

RENT, THE SOUND OF MUSIC & More Set for Gettysburg Community Theatre's 2015 SeasonRENT, THE SOUND OF MUSIC & More Set for Gettysburg Community Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT), the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre in downtown Gettysburg, announces its 7th Season. (more...)

American Theater Group to Present TICK, TICK...BOOM!, 1/28-2/8American Theater Group to Present TICK, TICK...BOOM!, 1/28-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company in residence at Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center (360 Hamilton Street, Rahway), will present Jonathan Larson's rock musical tick, tick... BOOM!. The production will run January 28 through February 8 (Opening Night: Saturday, January 31 at 8PM). Directed by Igor Goldin, with music direction by Vince Di Mura, the cast will feature Nicholas Park, Shannon O'Boyle, and Michael Luwoye. Before he wrote the Broadway blockbuster RENT, Jonathan Larson had another story to tell...his own. (more...)

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM Runs 2/13-22 at BPASIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM Runs 2/13-22 at BPA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Don't miss SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, the Tony Award-winning musical opening at Bainbridge Performing Arts in mid February. The sophistication, wit, insight, heart and genius of Broadway's most innovative and influential artist are at the center of this tribute to composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Enjoy a dazzling array of some of Sondheim's best-known songs featuring numbers from landmark shows that revolutionized the musical theatre with their masterful craft and astounding creativity. (more...)

Beck Center and BW Music Theatre to Present DOGFIGHT, 2/6-3/15Beck Center and BW Music Theatre to Present DOGFIGHT, 2/6-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to again partner with the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre program to present the heartbreaking and hauntingly beautiful Dogfight, February 6 through March 15, 2014 in the intimate Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Moorestown Theater Company's MAGIC TREE HOUSE: A GHOST TALE FOR MR. DICKENS, JR.  is a Holiday Treat!BWW Reviews: Moorestown Theater Company's MAGIC TREE HOUSE: A GHOST TALE FOR MR. DICKENS, JR. is a Holiday Treat!
by Donna Marie Nowak - Dec 22, 2014

MAGIC TREE HOUSE: A GHOST TALE FOR MR. DICKENS, JR. engages children and adult alike with fanciful journey into the world of Charles Dickens. (more...)

Music Theatre International Executive John Prignano Appointed to National BoardMusic Theatre International Executive John Prignano Appointed to National Board
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

John Prignano, senior operations officer for theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has been appointed to the Educational Theatre Association Board of Directors (EdTA), a professional organization with approximately 100,000 members nationwide with the mission of shaping lives through theatre education. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Runs 1/9-18 at The CarnegieWEST SIDE STORY Runs 1/9-18 at The Carnegie
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

hakespeare's unforgettable love story meets modern-day New York City in The Carnegie's presentation of WEST SIDE STORY Jan. 9-18, 2015 directed by Brian Robertson. Combining playwright Arthur Laurents' touching libretto and a masterful score by Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim, America's most beloved musical is the latest production in The Carnegie's 2014-15 Theatre Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sound Bites After Party at Hurley's SaloonPhoto Flash: Sound Bites After Party at Hurley's Saloon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Theatre Now New York presented the 2nd Annual Sound Bites 10 Minute Musical Theatre Festival on December 8th 2014 at the 47th Street Theatre. An after-party, sponsored by Music Theatre International, was held after at Hurley's Saloon where awards were given and merriment was had. (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Company's A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD Begins TonightRed Branch Theatre Company's A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will stage its final production of the 2014 season entitled On Love & Loss with the family-friendly A Year With Frog & Toad. A Year With Frog and Toad magically brings the treasured characters created by Arnold Lobel in the 'Frog and Toad' book series to life. Best friends Frog and Toad hop through four seasons filled with fun while rejoicing in their differences and reveling in their friendship. The jazzy, upbeat score by Robert Reale is designed to have the entire family tapping their toes with Frog and Toad. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beck Center's MARY POPPINS, Beginning TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Beck Center's MARY POPPINS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Beck Center for the Arts presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015 on the Mackey Main Stage. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Please note early curtain times. A special performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 18. Two performances (2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.) will be held on Saturdays, December 13, 27 and January 3. A matinee-only will be held on Saturday, December 20. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Beck Center's MARY POPPINS Begins TonightBeck Center's MARY POPPINS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Beck Center for the Arts presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, tonight, December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015 on the Mackey Main Stage. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on THE LAST FIVE YEARSNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Nov 24, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on THE LAST FIVE YEARS: (more...)

Music Theatre International Secures Licensing Rights to KINKY BOOTSMusic Theatre International Secures Licensing Rights to KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI), has secured worldwide licensing rights to the Tony Award winning, Broadway musical sensation Kinky Boots. (more...)

Beck Center's MARY POPPINS Begins 12/5Beck Center's MARY POPPINS Begins 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Beck Center for the Arts presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015 on the Mackey Main Stage. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Please note early curtain times. A special performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 18. Two performances (2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.) will be held on Saturdays, December 13, 27 and January 3. A matinee-only will be held on Saturday, December 20. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

First Look: INTO THE WOODS, Opening Tonight at the Westchester PlayhouseFirst Look: INTO THE WOODS, Opening Tonight at the Westchester Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Nov 14, 2014

Kentwood Players presents the Tony Award winning musical "Into the Woods" with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, from Friday, November 14 to Saturday, December 20 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, with two Thursday night performances at 8pm on December 11 and 18 at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. The production is directed by Shawn K. Summerer with musical direction by Catherine Rahm, produced by Lori Marple-Pereslete and Tony Pereslete by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. (more...)

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