Music Theatre International News

Pasek & Paul's DOGFIGHT Now Available for Licensing Through MTI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Dogfight, featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Peter Duchan, is now available for licensing through Music Theatre International. For additional information, visit: http://www.mtishows.com (more...)

Middlebury College Musical Players Present RENT at Town Hall Theater, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Middlebury College Musical Players bring Jonathan Larson's beloved rock musical, RENT, to the Town Hall Theater for its Middlebury debut! Performances are today, April 17 - Saturday, April 19, with an 8:00 pm curtain each night. (more...)

THE WILD PARTY Begins 4/25 at Laurel Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Laurel Mill Playhouse will present The Wild Party, with book, music, and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.The production is directed by Michael V. Hartsfield, musically directed by Alice Laurissa, and features choreography by Terrence Bennett. Produced by Maureen Rogers. (more...)

Hilarious Modern Musical AVENUE Q Comes to BPA, May 9-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Join us for the laugh-out-loud racy hit next May at BPA - a comedy strictly for adults. AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city to seek their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned. (more...)

Todomodo Music-All Presents SPRING AWAKENING, 8/4-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Masturbazione, aborto, stupro, suicidio e amore: dall'8 al 13 aprile al Teatro Verdi penultima tappa del tour 2013/2014 per la versione italiana - indipendente e operativa sui social network - dell'acclamato musical rock di Sater e Sheik, tratto dal 'Risveglio di primavera' di Frank Wedekind. Spring Awakening: l'irrappresentabile inno alla vita arriva a Padova! (more...)

Red Branch Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will open its sixth mainstage season with The Last Five Years and john & jen in repertory billed under the series title 'The Love/Loss Cycle.' This is the first time that Red Branch will produce two shows in repertory since its inception in 2008. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Trumbull High School's RENT; Al Larson Attends!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Back in December 2013, BroadwayWorld chronicled the long battle for thespians at Connecticut's Trumbull High School to produce their production of RENT, which was halted by school administrators when first-year principal Marc Guarino and the school board decided to cancel the Trumbull High Thespian Society's planned production of Jonathan Larson's hit rock opera. Well, the show did go on as planned last month, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! Plus, Al Larson visited the show on opening night. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Middlebury College Musical Players to Present RENT at Town Hall Theater, 4/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Middlebury College Musical Players bring Jonathan Larson's beloved rock musical, RENT, to the Town Hall Theater for its Middlebury debut! Performances are Thursday, April 17 - Saturday, April 19, with an 8:00 pm curtain each night. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Steven G. Kennedy and Humphreys School of Musical Theatre Students Talk iTheatrics DVDs
by David Clarke & Kristina Nungaray - Apr 02, 2014

Earlier this Spring, TUTS and students from HSMT performed in four nationally distributed choreography DVDs for MTI'd Broadway Junior Collection of Musicals. The choreography DVDs are being produced by iTheatrics, and will feature original choreography by its chief choreographer, Steven G. Kennedy. Also contributing to the creative team are Shay Rogers and Lindsay Weiner Lupi. (more...)

More Than 1500 Students Set for Blumenthal Performing Arts' 2014 Broadway Junior Theater Celebration, 4/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Excitement and pride will soon fill the air when more than 1500 students from 43 elementary and middle schools across the area participate in Blumenthal Performing Arts' annual Broadway Junior Theater Celebration over the course of three days, April 7-9. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA, Vanessa Williams in AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 01, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CASA VALENTINA and THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN begin previews on Broadway tonight, Vanessa Williams joins AFTER MIDNIGHT and more! (more...)

FROZEN JR. Stage Version In The Works?!
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2014

Disney's animated movie musical blockbuster FROZEN has just become the highest-grossing animated film of all time and a new social media post hints that the recently announced stage version may also have an even kid-friendly adaptation in the early planning stages, as well. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, GUYS & DOLLS, GODSPELL Revival & More Now Available on Scene Partner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Music Theatre International (MTI) announces that with the new partnership started last year with MyTheaterApps.com, several MTI titles are now available digitally on the Scene Partner WebStore for use as a rehearsal tool in the Scene Partner App. Theaters and actors will be able to access MTI e-Scripts to memorize lines while mounting officially licensed productions. (more...)

Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones & Jeremy Jordan Set for Kennedy Center's CHILDREN OF EDEN Concert on 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Kennedy Center presents Children of Eden in Concert on Monday, May 19 at 8 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. Featuring music and lyrics by Oscar® and Grammy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz and book by John Caird, the semi-staged performance is directed and choreographed by Tony® nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The all-star Broadway cast includes Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Jeremy Jordan and will be accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. This one-time-only event is made possible by the HRH Foundation. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 28. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for San Diego (more...)

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Available Now Through MTI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conceived and originally directed by James Lapine, is now available for licensing via Music Theatre International. (more...)

RAGTIME, SEUSSICAL and More Set for COCA, Now thru Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

COCA St. Louis has announced its upcoming events, programs and performances. Details below! (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to Take Over in PHANTOM This May!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This just in! Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group just announced that THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will welcome a starry leading combination beginning Monday, May 12. (more...)

Media Theatre Travels Back in Time with MAGIC TREE HOUSE: DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

The Media Theatre will transport young audiences to prehistoric times when it presents the new stage adaptation of 'Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark' weekends in March, April, and May as part of the award-winning Children's Series. The family-friendly musical for ages 4 and up follows the adventures of a brother and sister who discover a magical tree house that whisks them away to the land of dinosaurs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Celebrates Its Spectacular Opening Weekend!
by Shari Barrett - Mar 16, 2014

Audiences and critics are raving about the Kentwood Players production of the Tony Award winning FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, presented at the Westchester Playhouse during the musical's 50th anniversary celebration of its 1964 Broadway debut. With packed houses during its opening weekend, be sure to call (310) 645-5156 to get your tickets in advance for performances through April 19. (more...)

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