Musical Theatre Works News

Photo Flash: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater Lead Master Class for BMI Musical Theatre WorkshopPhoto Flash: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater Lead Master Class for BMI Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) recently held their bi-annual Master Class for the renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. The Master Class brings in celebrated composers and lyricists from the Broadway world to give feedback and critique musical theatre pieces developed by members of the esteemed workshop. Scroll down for photos, featuring writing team Alan Menken and Glenn Slater! (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens At Bristol Riverside TheatreJESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar starting March 21 and running through April 16.  (more...)

Katie Ladner to Perform Rachel Kunstadt's LIFE DAY: A MUSICAL MEMOIRKatie Ladner to Perform Rachel Kunstadt's LIFE DAY: A MUSICAL MEMOIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Katie Ladner, currently appearing in Sunset Boulevard on Broadway, will perform Life Day: A Musical Memoir, written by Rachel Kunstadt about her experience with mental illness. The solo show follows her adolescent journey with panic disorder and agoraphobia, coming out, and choosing life. (more...)

Bay Street Theatre Announces 14th Annual New Works FestivalBay Street Theatre Announces 14th Annual New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 4th ANNUAL NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, April 28 - 30. THE READINGS ARE FREE.  But tickets are required, as these events sell out. Reserve seats online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

 Stephen Schwartz Will Receive ASCAP's Founders Award Stephen Schwartz Will Receive ASCAP's Founders Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present legendary composer Stephen Schwartz with its prestigious Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. The exclusive, invitation-only gala celebrates ASCAP's top film, television and videogame composers of 2016 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

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...)

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat Debuts a Reading of THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE in NYCBingham Camp Theatre Retreat Debuts a Reading of THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat, the innovative theatrical program dedicated to creating new work that promotes and celebrates diversity, brings "The Family Resemblance" to New York City with a reading on Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Chelsea Studios. (more...)

York Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRYYork Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The York Theatre Company, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville), performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARBristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

BAGHDADDY to Return Off-Broadway This AprilBAGHDADDY to Return Off-Broadway This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The well-reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick Baghdaddy (formerly known as, Who's Your Baghdaddy?) by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo will return to NYC beginning April 6, opening on Monday, May 1, 2017 and have an initial run through June 18, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). (more...)

Iris Theatre's 10th Anniversary Summer Season Will Feature New Immersive Productions of MACBETH and HANSEL & GRETEL AND THE WITCH BABA YAGAIris Theatre's 10th Anniversary Summer Season Will Feature New Immersive Productions of MACBETH and HANSEL & GRETEL AND THE WITCH BABA YAGA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????Celebrating its 10-year anniversary this summer, Iris Theatre will present a double bill of Shakespeare and the Brothers Grimm, told in their signature immersive style in St Paul's, the Actors' Church, in the heart of Covent Garden. (more...)

WONDERLAND Gets a Rock & Roll Makeover at ATC Kids This MarchWONDERLAND Gets a Rock & Roll Makeover at ATC Kids This March
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 16, 2017

The Atlantic for Kids 2016/2017 Season will resume Saturday, March 4 with the family rock concert meets live theater adventure Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a New York premiere musical based on Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice and Wonderland tales, featuring book and lyrics by Rachel Rockwell, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, and direction by Marshall Pailet. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla PlayhouseFREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Wales Millennium Centre Announces the World Premiere of TIGER BAY THE MUSICALWales Millennium Centre Announces the World Premiere of TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Survival, romance and atonement in a diverse community: Tiger Bay the Musical, takes place in what was once the most cosmopolitan port in the world, Cardiff Bay. (more...)

QUEERLY BELOVED Readings Series and More Coming Up at Village PlaywrightsQUEERLY BELOVED Readings Series and More Coming Up at Village Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Join the Village Playwrights on February 22, 2017 from 8 to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center for QUEERLY BELOVED, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla PlayhousePhoto Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

New Musical YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS to Play TNC This MarchNew Musical YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS to Play TNC This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Playwright/composer/lyricist Eric B. Sirota, who also happens to be a physicist by trade, scrutinizes the changing nature of love in 'Your Name On My Lips,' a new musical about a young artist who fights to hold on to his soulmate as the materialistic world tugs at her. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present the work March 2 to 19. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty with The Rosie AwardAmas Musical Theatre to Honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty with The Rosie Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 48th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, April 3, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents THE LITTLE PRINCEChance Theater Proudly Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the first show in its third season of Theater for Young Audiences… The Little Prince. Written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, The Little Prince will preview from February 17 through February 25; regular performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 5 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

MTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDSMTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS, a new rock musical with book, music and additional lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen and book, archival research, and adapted text by Jessica Kahkoska, direction by Austin Regan and musical direction by Luke McGinnis, January 23 at 7pm at the Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

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