Music Theatre International News

Bailey And Pitt-Pulford Return With MARRY ME A LITTLE, St James Theatre, Oct 6-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed sell-out run this August, Stephen Sondheim's Marry Me a Little will return to St. James Studio for an extra week of performances from Monday 6 - Saturday 11 October 2014, it was announced today. (more...)

Wimberley Players Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 9/12-10/05
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

Wimberley Players present The Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, Sept 12 - Oct. 5, Fri/Sat 7:30 pm. Sun 2:30 pm. Directed by Melissa May-Moncus, and produced by Terri Burney-Bisett. A rollicking spoof of classic horror films of the '30s and 40s (as in the 1974 movie of the same name). (more...)

Beck Center for the Arts to Open 2014-15 Season with FOREVER PLAID, 9/12-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Beck Center for the Arts opens its 2014/2015 theater season with a production of the Off-Broadway hit, Forever Plaid, on the Mackey Main Stage, September 12 through October 12, 2014. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Music Theatre International Acquires Rights to MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) http://www.mtishows.com, has secured worldwide licensing rights to one of Broadway's biggest hits, Mamma Mia! With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and written by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show, taking audiences on a trip down the aisle they'll never forget. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Presents AVENUE Q, 9/12-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The South Bend Civic Theatre Presents Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical, 'Avenue Q' from September 12th through the 28th. (more...)

THE SONDHEIM REVIEW Presents - Sondheim 101: Into the Woods at 25
by The Sondheim Review - Aug 05, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to kick off a brand new partnership with THE SONDHEIM REVIEW. Each month we'll be bringing you special, and exclusive archives from the quarterly magazine dedicated to the work of the musical theatre and Broadway's foremost composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Each issue contains news, interviews, features, reviews, historical information, upcoming productions in your area, puzzles, and more. Our correspondents in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and all over the world bring you the latest, most accurate information and insights. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre Adds Boston Ballet Vet Katelyn Prominski to Cast of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Boston Ballet veteran Katelyn Prominski will appear in the role of 'Green Dress Girl,' a gangster's moll and femme fatale who performs a wonderfully sective duet with lead man 'Don Lockwood' in the Reagle Music Theatre's production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. (more...)

BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jul 30, 2014

In my humble opinion, North Carolina Theatre's production of 'The Little Mermaid' is absolutely a delightful night out to the theatre! (more...)

ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre Join Forces for Seattle Premiere of DOGFIGHT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre are excited to announce the joining of forces this fall for the Seattle premiere of Dogfight. This production will be the second of the season for both companies and the first collaboration between them. ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre are looking forward to this exciting opportunity to work together and to continue reaching out and fostering new relationships. (more...)

MTI Acquires Licensing Rights to A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured licensing rights to Broadway's newest Tony Award-winning BEST MUSICAL, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE was the most-nominated show of the season, with 10 nominations and the winningest new show, taking home 4 Tonys (BEST MUSICAL, BOOK, DIRECTION, COSTUMES). It also earned seven Drama Desk Awards (including BEST MUSICAL), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including BEST MUSICAL), and one Drama League Award (BEST MUSICAL). (more...)

The Youth Players Summer Musical Presents ANNIE JR, 8/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes center stage, charming everyone she meets despite a next-to-nothing start in Depression-era New York, overcoming the evil machinations of orphanage owner Miss Hannigan, and finding new friends and a new home in the end. Featuring hits such as 'It's the Hard Knock Life' and 'Tomorrow.' Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. (more...)

Rose Theater Educator Sue Gillespie Booton Honored at FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Sue Gillespie Booton of Omaha's Rose Theater was one of eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country selected to work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 5th Annual FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE which just wrapped in New York City. The event was underwritten by Myrna and Freddie ('G') Gershon, Chairman and CEO of leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI). (more...)

Agile Theatrical Presents EDGES at Tabard Theatre, 31 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The first musical of award winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, EDGES follows four twenty-somethings as they teeter on the edges of their lives. Written while they were still students at the University of Michigan, this contemporary song cycle confronts the trials and tribulations of moving into adulthood, figuring out how and who to be. (more...)

Rainbow Players Presents Disney's ALADDIN Dual Language Edition, 7/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Bienvenidos a Agrabah, City of Enchantment! Disney's ALADDIN Dual Language Edition features the Academy-Award winning score from Disney's Aladdin movie, with lyrics in both Spanish and English. This bilingual adaptation has been a smash hit in schools and regional productions, including Houston's Theatre Under the Stars. (more...)

BPA to Present SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR., 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Rock out at BPA as SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. - a pop culture phenomenon - comes to the musical stage! The Emmy Award-winning 1970's Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, and more through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, it's lighting up the stage at BPA this summer! (more...)

Jeanine Tesori, Warren Carlyle & More to Instruct Teachers at 5th Annual FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE, 7/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 5th Annual FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE July 9th - 12th. The event has once again been underwritten by Myrna and Freddie ('G') Gershon, Chairman and CEO of leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI). The weekend honors instructors and teachers who are working to make a difference for their students and communities through the process of staging musical theatre productions in their schools and educational theatre groups. In addition to the New York experience, each of the teachers' schools receives $5,000 from Freddie and Myrna to enhance their arts program. (more...)

Jonah Rawitz of Buffalo Grove Wins 2014 National High School Musical Theater Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that Jonah Rawitz of Buffalo Grove, IL (Adlai E. Stevenson High School), representing the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards, was awarded the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Broadway's Minskoff Theater. The Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress was presented to Jai'Len Josey, representing the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards -- Shuler Hensley Awards. (more...)

Jai' Len Josey and Jonah Rawitz Win at 6th Annual National High School Musical Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The 6th Annual National High School Musical Awards presented the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor on Monday, June 30 at Broadway's Minskoff Theater, to Jai' Len Josey representing the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards and Jonah Rawitz, representing the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. (more...)

Ryan McCartan Hosts 2014 Jimmy Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) previously announced that 56 high school students from across America will compete for the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress, at the 6th annual presentation at the Minskoff Theatre tonight, June 30. Ryan McCartan, 2011 Jimmy Award winner, will host the 2-hour talent showcase that features dynamic ensemble and solo performances. (more...)

Fountain Hills Theater Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Fountain Hills Theater is proud to present its 2014-15 seasons for its three venues, Mainstage, Mainstage Too! and Youth Theater. For additional information call Patty Torrilhon at 480-837-9661 or email patty@fhtaz.org. (more...)

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