Musical Theatre Lab News

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Barrington Stage's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES to Feature New Book; Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. (more...)

CLONED!, THE GIG, ACADEMIA NUTS and More Top NYMF's 2014 Awards for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2014 Awards for Excellence. Awards are voted on by the NYMF jury and the awards were presented at the closing night celebration on July 27th at Arena Events Space. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company to Present Staged Reading of PRESTO CHANGE-O, 7/27-28; Marc Bruni to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab (William Finn Artistic Producer and Julianne Boyd Artistic Director) staged reading of a new musical, Presto Change-O, on July 27 and 28 at the St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE GOLEM OF HAVANA, 7/16-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab (William Finn Artistic Producer) world premiere production of The Golem of Havana, a new musical with book and direction by Michel Hausmann, lyrics by Len Schiff and music by Salomon Lerner. (more...)

Photo Coverage: KT Sullivan Plays MR. FINN'S CABARET at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 14, 2014

Continuing it's highly successful cabaret season, Barrington Stages, Mr. Finn's Cabaret presented KT Sullivan this weekend. The cabaret which bears Tony Award winning Mr. Finn's name has been experiencing sold out performances for this summers Cabaret Series. William Finn is the Artistic Producer of BSC's Musical Theatre Lab. (more...)

Elizabeth Stanley and Paul Anthony Stewart Star in Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, to be presented today, June 11 through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire Region
by Larry Murray - Jun 02, 2014

No rural area has as many summer stages as the Berkshires of Massachusetts whose offerings overflow its borders. (more...)

Elizabeth Stanley, Paul Anthony Stewart & More to Star in Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE; Runs 6/11-7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has announced casting for the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, to be presented June 11 through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

General Mischief Dance Theatre Presents RASCALS WITH ALTITUDE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

General Mischief Dance Theatre presents its spring performance, Rascals with Altitude. Performances will take place from today, April 25 - May 4 at The Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street, NYC. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of COOKIN! - A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, 5/12-13 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present free staged readings of "Cookin! - A Taste of Things to Come," a new musical by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, with musical direction by Gillian Berkowitz. Directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!), the readings will be held on Monday, May 12th at 1pm & 4pm and Tuesday, May 13th at 4pm at St. Luke's Theatre. (more...)

General Mischief Dance Theatre to Present RASCALS WITH ALTITUDE, 4/25-54
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

General Mischief Dance Theatre presents its spring performance, Rascals with Altitude. Performances will take place from April 25 - May 4 at The Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street, NYC. Tickets are $20 in advance for general admission ($25 at the door, $15 for students and seniors, $10 for children ten and under) and are available at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/2754 or by calling (212) 714-4694. Performances are Friday, April 25 at 8pm; Saturday, April 26 at 8pm; Sunday, April 27 at 5pm; Friday, May 2 at 8pm; Saturday, May 3 at 3pm and 8pm; and Sunday, May 4 at 3pm. The performance is appropriate for ages 4 and up. (more...)

General Mischief Dance Theatre to Present RASCALS WITH ALTITUDE, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

General Mischief Dance Theatre presents its spring performance, Rascals with Altitude. Performances will take place from April 25 - May 4 at The Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street, NYC. Tickets are $20 in advance for general admission ($25 at the door, $15 for students and seniors, $10 to children ten and under) and are available at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/2754 or by calling (212) 714-4694. Performances: Friday, April 25 at 8pm; Saturday, April 26 at 8pm; Sunday, April 27 at 5pm; Friday, May 2 at 8pm; Saturday, May 3 at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday, May 4 at 3pm. Appropriate for ages 4 and up. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More Set for 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. Tonight, April 5 and April 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Alum Miguel Braganza Celebrates 30 Years In the Biz, May 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Originally from the Philippines, Miguel Braganza II, Walter Terry scholar in the dance performance and choreography program at Harvard University in the '80s, and assistant to Tony Award-winning director John Dexter in the original Broadway production of 'M. Butterfly' from 1988-1990, joined the cast of the U.S. and international productions (Germany, Canada, UK, and Portugal) of Cameron Mackintosh's megamusical 'Miss Saigon' for 14 years: a feat that made him feel so blessed, and has prompted him to donate his time, talents, and resources by teaching young and up-and-coming artists, build libraries, and promote arts programs both in New York and in the Philippines to this day. (more...)

Lewis Cleale Joins Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More in 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Mandy Gonzalez & More Set for 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists' Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle—Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Brandon Victor Dixon, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Sara Cooper, Zach Redler & Shaina Taub Receive American Theatre Wing's 2014 Jonathan Larson Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the recipients of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grants are writing team Sara Cooper (lyricist/bookwriter) & Zach Redler (composer), receiving $12,500 and the Running Deer Residency; and Shaina Taub (composer/lyricist), receiving $12,500. The prestigious grants, totaling $15,000 more than last year's grants, will be presented on Monday, April 7, 2014 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

Joe Calarco to Direct Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE, 6/11-7/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has announced the creative team for the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, to be presented June 11 through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

54 SINGS SIDE SHOW, Beth Leavel & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

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: (more...)

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