Musical Theatre Lab News

New Musicals Inc. Announces 2017 New Voices Project Writing TeamsNew Musicals Inc. Announces 2017 New Voices Project Writing Teams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

New Musicals Inc. has announced that nine writing teams (with a total of 17 writers and composers) have been selected to participate in the 2017 New Voices Project, a musical theatre development program hosted by New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles (with support from Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment), now in its fifth year. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Hosts New Musical Development Collective in its Inaugural YearTheatre Royal Stratford East Hosts New Musical Development Collective in its Inaugural Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Theatre Royal Stratford East is proud to announce a year-long partnership with the New Musical Development Collective (NMDC), a brand new company focused on dramaturgy and development of British musicals and artists. (more...)

FRANK EVANS, Award-Winning Lyricist, Librettist, and Artistic Director of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, Dies at 70FRANK EVANS, Award-Winning Lyricist, Librettist, and Artistic Director of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, Dies at 70
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 2, 2017

As a musical theater librettist, lyricist and lifelong connoisseur of Broadway and Hollywood musicals, Frank Evans would have been extremely sad to learn about the passing of screen legend Debbie Reynolds on December 28. But given his sense of humor and ability for self-deprecation, Evans might have also gotten a perverse kick out of knowing he died on the same day as one of his film favorites. Franklin G. Evans, 70, died last Wednesday evening at Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, Brooklyn, due to complications from multiple strokes that ravaged his brain over the last couple of months of 2016. Evans, who also suffered from Parkinson's-related dementia and diabetes, had spent the last year rehabilitating from a serious concussion sustained last December. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedWorks by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/3/2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/3/2016. (more...)

Erin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab Today at AbingdonErin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab Today at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its new Musical Theatre Lab with two readings of PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW, a new musical with music by Leo Hurley and book & lyrics by Charles Osborne, tonight and tomorrow, November 10 and 11, in Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre. (more...)

Classic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings This DecemberClassic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab in association with Marc L. Bailin, will present staged readings of Nutcracker! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Nancy Holson, music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, with arrangements and additional music by Bruce Kieslieng and Peter Rigano. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/5/2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/5/2016. (more...)

Erin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab at AbingdonErin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its new Musical Theatre Lab with two readings of PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW, a new musical with music by Leo Hurley and book & lyrics by Charles Osborne, on November 10 and 11 in Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: William Finn Honored by Barrington Stage Company at FalsettosPhoto Coverage: William Finn Honored by Barrington Stage Company at Falsettos
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 14, 2016

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,  hosted its annual New York City Benefit, BSC In NYC last night to celebrate the acclaimed BSC Musical Theatre Lab and honor its co-founder and Artistic Producer William Finn and Broadwayworld was there.  (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Honors William Finn at Tonight's 'BSC IN NYC' BenefitBarrington Stage Company Honors William Finn at Tonight's 'BSC IN NYC' Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

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, will host its annual New York City Benefit, BSC In NYC, tonight, October 13, 2016, to celebrate the acclaimed BSC Musical Theatre Lab and honor its co-founder and Artistic Producer William Finn. (more...)

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present New Musical BROOKLYN BRIDGE at St. Luke's Theatre, 10/24 at 6:30 pmManhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present New Musical BROOKLYN BRIDGE at St. Luke's Theatre, 10/24 at 6:30 pm
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 30, 2016

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, a developmental organization founded 17 years ago by the late Director and Choreographer Bick Goss, will present the new musical Brooklyn Bridge at the St. Luke's Theatre on October 24 at 6:30 pm (St. Luke's is at 308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). With a book and lyrics by Ray Roderick, music by Joseph Baker, and musical direction by Laura Bergquist, Brooklyn Bridge is an innovative musical inspired by the extraordinary life of Emily Roebling, wife of Brooklyn Bridge Chief Engineer Washington Roebling.  (more...)

Barrington Stage Company to Honor William Finn at 'BSC IN NYC' BenefitBarrington Stage Company to Honor William Finn at 'BSC IN NYC' Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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, will host its annual New York City Benefit, BSC In NYC, on Thursday, October 13, 2016 to celebrate the acclaimed BSC Musical Theatre Lab and honor its co-founder and Artistic Producer William Finn. (more...)

BWW Review: Annie Golden stars as Annie Golden in BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTERBWW Review: Annie Golden stars as Annie Golden in BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER
by Justin J Sacramone - Aug 25, 2016

Broadway Bounty Hunter, a new musical which opened at Barrington Stage Company on August 19th, celebrates the history of B-list movies and modern musical theatre by blending them together in hilarious fashion. At the center of this high-antic musical is Joe Iconis' psychedelic score- a surreal composure in lush form thanks to Charlie Rosen's orchestrations. Broadway Bounty Hunter proves musical theatre reaches its apex when risk is taken and boundaries are broken. (more...)

Director Departs BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, Starring Annie Golden; First Preview Canceled at BarringtonDirector Departs BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, Starring Annie Golden; First Preview Canceled at Barrington
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC) announced today that due to creative differences, Leah C. Gardiner has parted ways with Broadway Bounty Hunter. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden Leads Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, Beginning Tonight at Barrington StageORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden Leads Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, Beginning Tonight at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., presents the Musical Theatre Lab world premiere new musical, Broadway BounTy Hunter, running from tonight, August 12, through September 4, 2016. The Press Opening is August 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/6/2016
by - Aug 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/6/2016. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER at Barrington StageORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., has announced the Musical Theatre Lab world premiere new musical, Broadway Bounty Hunter, running from August 12 through September 4, 2016. The Press Opening is August 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Host Staged Readings of ROUND THELONIOUSAmas Musical Theatre to Host Staged Readings of ROUND THELONIOUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings for the New York premiere of 'Round Thelonious, a new play with music about the unique relationship between Rothschild heiress Pannonica (Nica) de Koenigswarter and jazz genius Thelonious Monk, written and performed by Anita Pollard. Directed by Shidan Majidi with Musical Direction by Willerm Delisfort (on piano), the readings will be held on Monday, July 25th and Tuesday, July 26th at 7pm at Ripley Greer Studios (939 Eighth Avenue - between 55th & 56th Streets).  (more...)

Niko Tsakalakos to be Joined by Annie Golden in Return to Barrington Stage, 6/20Niko Tsakalakos to be Joined by Annie Golden in Return to Barrington Stage, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

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, welcomes back award-winning composer Niko Tsakalakos with "The Niko Songbook" at Mr. Finn's Cabaret on June 20 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $35. (more...)

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