Musical Theatre Works News

MAN OF LA MANCHA to Replace MOBY-DICK in Utah Opera's 2016-17 SeasonMAN OF LA MANCHA to Replace MOBY-DICK in Utah Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Utah Opera announced the addition of one of the most loved musical masterpieces, Mitch Leigh's “Man of La Mancha,” in January 2017, in replacement of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's “Moby-Dick,” which has been rescheduled to the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with MAN OF LA MANCHABristol Riverside Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season daring audiences to "dream the impossible dream" with the ever-popular musical Man of La Mancha running May 10-June 5.  With music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and book by Dale Wasserman, the production is directed by Keith Baker and features the triumphant return of Gypsy star Robert Newman, joined by Sharon Alexander, Julian Brightman, Lauren Cupples, Robert Farruggia, Tamra Hayden, Christopher Roche, Danny Rutigliano, Dwayne Alistair Thomas, and Danny Vaccaro.  The cast is supplemented by the ensemble of Rajeer Alford, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, Will Connell, Stephan Dagrosa, John DiFerdinando, Adam Hoyak, Kevin Murray, and Victor Rodriguez. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Welcome Noel Coward Expert Geoffrey Johnson, 4/20Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Welcome Noel Coward Expert Geoffrey Johnson, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) welcomes Geoffrey Johnson, longtime friend and representative of Noel Coward and a Trustee of the Noel Coward Foundation, as he shares personal reflections on the playwright. From Ten Chimneys to Jamaica, New York to London, we'll be treated to an intimate look at the last decade of Coward's life. Randy Bryant, Executive Director of Ten Chimneys - where Coward was a frequent guest - will moderate the presentation. "Remembering Noel" will be at the Broadway Theatre Center on Wednesday, April 20 as part of MCT's ViewPoints series in conjunction with our production of Coward's FALLEN ANGELS.  The ViewPoints presentation is free and open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. immediately before the 7:30 p.m. evening performance of FALLEN ANGELS. (more...)

MCT's FALLEN ANGELS to Run 4/14-5/1MCT's FALLEN ANGELS to Run 4/14-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre closes it 2015-2016 season with the stylish, witty and sparking classic, FALLEN ANGELS by the master of comedy Noel Coward, April 14 - May 1, 2016. Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright will direct MCT favorites Kay Allmand, Matt Koester, Beth Mulkerron, Rick Pendzich, Molly Rhode and Chase Stoeger. FALLEN ANGELS performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Vital Theatre Company Extends TWINKLE TAMES A DRAGONVital Theatre Company Extends TWINKLE TAMES A DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the extension of TWINKLE TAMES A DRAGON through May 22nd, 2016. (more...)

The Florentine Opera's 83rd Season to Feature a World Premiere, Classics and More!The Florentine Opera's 83rd Season to Feature a World Premiere, Classics and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The Florentine Opera Company General Director William Florescu announced the nation's sixth oldest opera company's 83Rd season with a 'grand reveal party' in the Marcus Centers newly renovated Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall: (more...)

Vital Theatre Company's TWINKLE TAMES A DRAGON Extends Through May 22Vital Theatre Company's TWINKLE TAMES A DRAGON Extends Through May 22
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 16, 2016

The award-winning Vital Theatre Company has just announced the extension of TWINKLE TAMES A DRAGON through May 22nd, 2016. (more...)

Florida Theatrical Association Unveils 'New Musical Discovery Series'Florida Theatrical Association Unveils 'New Musical Discovery Series'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

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The School at Jacob's Pillow Sets 2016 ProgramsThe School at Jacob's Pillow Sets 2016 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

In the summer of 2016, The School at Jacob's Pillow, a world renowned center for professional dance training with diversely experienced and international artists will present Professional Advancement Programs in Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Dance, and a new program titled Improv Traditions & Innovations: From Ring Shout to Blues to Jazz. These programs will take place during the 84th annual Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, led by a highly-distinguished artist faculty, and offer an incomparable combination of studio, performance, and Festival experiences. (more...)

Davis & Cohen's BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL to Premiere at Berkeley Playhouse This WinterDavis & Cohen's BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL to Premiere at Berkeley Playhouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Berkeley Playhouse will present the world premiere of BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL, with lyrics and book by Cheryl L. Davis (2009 Writers' Guild Award winner and Daytime Emmy Award nominee for As the World Turns), composed by Douglas J. Cohen (2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics for Off-Broadway's Children's Letters to God, Richard Rodgers Grants and the Gilman & Conzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation Award for Off-Broadway's No Way to Treat a Lady), and conceived by Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy (developer of new musical theatre works for Berkeley Playhouse including: Born And Raised, Bravado, and Just So Stories). (more...)

Florencia Cuenca to Bring Show THE NEW STANDARDS to The Metropolitan RoomFlorencia Cuenca to Bring Show THE NEW STANDARDS to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Musical Theater and Jazz Superstar Florencia Cuenca will bring her show The New Standards to the internationally acclaimed jazz cabaret The Metropolitan Room. The show is arranged and directed by musical theater composer, Jaime Lozano. (more...)

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Bring 'A LITTLE TWIST!' to Feinstein's/54 Below, 12/1New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Bring 'A LITTLE TWIST!' to Feinstein's/54 Below, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Mark your calendar for the One-Night Only event: I've Got A Little TWIST!: Gilbert & Sullivan Meets Broadway on Tuesday, December 1 (9:30PM) at Broadway's Favorite Supper Club, Feinstein's / 54 Below (254 West 54th Street ~ btw. 7th & 8th Avenues)! (more...)

The Barn Stage Company Announces 2016 Summer MusicalsThe Barn Stage Company Announces 2016 Summer Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Barn Stage Company's artistic director J. Scott Lapp and Executive director Jordan Beck announced the company's 2016 Summer season lineup today. Featuring two original productions in The Truax's intimate 120-seat theatre, the season includes the world premiere of Biting Broadway! (more...)

Ruth Carlin Debuts at Metropolitan Room November 18thRuth Carlin Debuts at Metropolitan Room November 18th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Ruth Carlin has been a full-time mom, ushering her two children through childhood. Now, she's ushering in a new cabaret career, entertaining audiences in some of the best venues in NYC, including the likes of The Laurie Beechman Theater, The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, and Metropolitan Room.  Singing is not a new concept for Carlin as she returns to the stage after a long hiatus raising a family away from the brilliant lights and stage of the theater, which she grew to love when she was in her 20s.   (more...)

Tina deVaron to Celebrate TUCKERMAN'S RAVINE CD Release at Pangea, 11/9Tina deVaron to Celebrate TUCKERMAN'S RAVINE CD Release at Pangea, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Tina deVaron, a deeply rooted New York musician, singer and hit songwriter, will appear at the chic downtown venue, Pangea, on November 9th at 7:30pm to celebrate the independent re-release of her CD, Tuckerman's Ravine. (more...)

Rumer Willis, Jennifer Diamond and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekRumer Willis, Jennifer Diamond and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Lipscomb University's Sarah ZanottiCOLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Lipscomb University's Sarah Zanotti
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 1, 2015

If Lipscomb University musical theatre student Sarah Zanotti, a senior from Cleveland, Ohio, seems busier than normal this week, it should be understandable: Not only is she hurtling toward the end of semester with the rest of the students on the school's gorgeous Green Hills campus, but she's also starring in the fall musical Into the Woods. (more...)

Melissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 BelowMelissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

This November, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Rumer Willis & Tye Blue and More Set for Late Night at Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekRumer Willis & Tye Blue and More Set for Late Night at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Craving a show after the show? FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is bringing its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event: (more...)

FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS Opens 11/28 at Theater at St. JeanFANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS Opens 11/28 at Theater at St. Jean
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the return of FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS for the 2015 holiday season. Based on the New York Times bestselling picture book by Jane O'Connor with illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser, the musical has a book by Cara Lustik and Matthew Hardy, music by Randy Klein and lyrics by Matthew Hardy and directed by Sam Viverito. The production will play at the Theater at St. Jean, on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm, November 28 - December 27, 2015. Tickets are $49.50 for regular seats and $59.50 for premium seats. For reservations and information visit www.vitaltheatre.org or call (212) 579-0528. The Theater at St. Jean is at 184 E 76th Street at Lexington Avenue (more...)

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