Musical Theatre Works News

Cast Set for American Premiere of TRUCK STOP at Crowded Fire Theater This FallCast Set for American Premiere of TRUCK STOP at Crowded Fire Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) is pleased to announce the cast and creative team and dates for the American Premiere of TRUCK STOP by Lachlan Philpott, opening Monday October 5, 8 pm running through October 24 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. Directed by Marilee Talkington, this production marks Lachlan Philpott's first fully produced play in the United States. Philpott is an award-winning playwright in Australia whose plays have been extensively developed at American theaters including San Francisco's ACT, Crowded Fire Theater and the Magic. (more...)

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 2015-16 Season to Include THE MIKADO, PRINCESS IDA & MoreNY Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 2015-16 Season to Include THE MIKADO, PRINCESS IDA & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, adds another welcome dose of joyous 'topsy-turvy' satire to the 2015-16 New York theatrical scene when it kicks off its 41st season November 7 with a roster of G &S favorites including the political fairytale Iolanthe (November 7 & 8), a holiday run of the much loved The Mikado (December 26 - January 2, 2016); and a limited spring run of the chauvinist spoof Princess Ida (May 21 & 22, 2016) --- all taking place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Single Tickets go on sale August 17! In addition to the mainstage season, the season will also feature the company's Bistro Award winning production, where G&S meets Broadway, entitled I've Got a Little TWIST! (December 1) at the cabaret hotspot, 'Broadway's living room,' 54 Below - tickets on sale now! (more...)

Eric Sirota's Frankenstein-Inspired Musical DAY OF WRATH Comes to NYMF, 7/18 & 20Eric Sirota's Frankenstein-Inspired Musical DAY OF WRATH Comes to NYMF, 7/18 & 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

"Day of Wrath" a new musical by Eric B. Sirota, based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, will be presented this coming Saturday and Monday (July 18 & 20), as an Official Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Reading Series.  (more...)

BWW Reviews:  AWAKE ALL NIGHT Shows Musical Promise at Capital FringeBWW Reviews: AWAKE ALL NIGHT Shows Musical Promise at Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 12, 2015

This one may not be quite ready for prime time, but the ambitious work has a few things going for it that would suggest there's promise in developing it further. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater to Present American Debut of TRUCK STOP, 10/5-24Crowded Fire Theater to Present American Debut of TRUCK STOP, 10/5-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) is pleased to announce the creative team and dates for the American Premiere of TRUCK STOP by Lachlan Philpott, opening Monday October 5, 8 pm running through October 24 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. Directed by Marilee Talkington, this production marks Lachlan Philpott's first fully produced play in the United States. Philpott is an award-winning playwright in Australia whose plays have been extensively developed at American theaters including San Francisco's ACT, Crowded Fire Theater and the Magic. (more...)

Jon Jory's Adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE to Play Main Street Theater, 7/18-19Jon Jory's Adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE to Play Main Street Theater, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Main Street Theater presents a staged reading of a new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory and with an original score by Peter Ekstrom. (more...)

Main Street Theater to Host Staged Reading of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 7/18-19Main Street Theater to Host Staged Reading of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Main Street Theater presents a staged reading of a new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory and with an original score by Peter Ekstrom. There are two performances: Saturday, July 18 at 7:30pm and Sunday, July 19 at 3pm at Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006. All tickets are $10; seating is general admission. Tickets are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office, 2540 Times Blvd., via phone at 713.524.6706, or online at MainStreetTheater.com. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Cast Set for Eric Sirota's DAY OF WRATH at NYMFCast Set for Eric Sirota's DAY OF WRATH at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

'Day of Wrath' a new musical by Eric B. Sirota, based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, will be presented on July 18 & 20, as an Official Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Reading Series. 'Day of Wrath', with a sweeping romantic score, is about the human need for love and companionship. (www.DayOfWrathMusical.com) (more...)

Theatre 20 Sets 2015-16 SeasonTheatre 20 Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Under the stars on the patio at Vagabondo Italian Ristorante + Lounge in downtown Toronto, Theatre 20 announced its 2015/2016 season. The sold-out event, which included food, drinks, and a first glimpse into the season, also included preview performances from the upcoming season presented by Nathan Carroll, Colleen Dauncey, Lauren Toffan, Kevin Dennis, Nora McLellan, and David Keeley, with musical accompaniment provided byScott Christian and Mark Selby. (more...)

World Premiere of THE COBALTEANS Set for NYMFWorld Premiere of THE COBALTEANS Set for NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

THE COBALTEANS, a new musical featuring book and lyrics by Yianni Papadimos, music by Ben Chavez and additional music by Andrew Bridges and Yianni Papadimos, will be presented in the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

World Premiere of THE COBALTEANS Set for 2015 New York Musical Theatre FestivalWorld Premiere of THE COBALTEANS Set for 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

THE COBALTEANS, a new musical featuring book and lyrics by Yianni Papadimos, music by Ben Chavez and additional music by Andrew Bridges and Yianni Papadimos, will be presented in the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Broadway Producer Kevin McCollum Joins CCM FacultyBroadway Producer Kevin McCollum Joins CCM Faculty
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Peter Landgren, dean and Thomas James Kelly professor of music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), has appointed leading Broadway producer Kevin McCollum to the position of Distinguished Visiting Professor. McCollum's initial appointment will be for three years and will become effective in August of 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Florencia Cuenca & Jaime Lozano Cover FOLLIES' 'Losing My Mind'STAGE TUBE: Florencia Cuenca & Jaime Lozano Cover FOLLIES' 'Losing My Mind'
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2015

Live at the IMER (Instituto Mexicano de la Radio) Florencia Cuenca & Jaime Lozano put jazz and musical theatre together creating what they have called 'The New Standards'. Below, watch as they perform Follies' 'Losing My Mind.' (more...)

DESIGN FOR LIVING Set for PFP's Fall SeasonDESIGN FOR LIVING Set for PFP's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Pride Films & Plays is excited to announce a new production of Design for Living, a sexy and seductive revival of this Noel Coward classic which will be directed by PFP Artistic Associate Derek Bertelsen, and running at Rivendell Theater from October 22 to November 22. The press opening is Saturday, October 24 at 7:30. (more...)

New Brew Presents SEX! COMEDY! ECONOMICS! AN EVENING WITH TRAV S.D. (AND FRIENDS), 4/3New Brew Presents SEX! COMEDY! ECONOMICS! AN EVENING WITH TRAV S.D. (AND FRIENDS), 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

New Brew Performs Select Scenes From: The Curse of the Rat King: Trav S.D. (libretto) and David Mallamud (music) have been collaborating on this campy comic opera since 2010. It is a post-modern mash-up of Universal horror films, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, the writings of Sigmund Freud, and numerous other elements. On the bill with him will be selections from Three Way, by David Cote (libretto) and Robert Paterson (music), which has been described as “a kind of NC-17 Il trittico”, and two works with lyrics by UTC#61's Edward Einhorn: The Velvet Oratorio (music by Henry Akona) and Money Lab (music by Avner Finberg). (more...)

ASCAP/Grow A Show Workshop Returning to Lied CenterASCAP/Grow A Show Workshop Returning to Lied Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Following the marked success of its first American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) event in 2013, the Lied Center for Performing Arts announces the return of the ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop Sept. 9-11, 2015. The workshop seeks new musical theatre works with the potential to be developed and produced into full-scale productions. The Lied Center is currently accepting submissions from musical theatre playwrights and composers from across the country. Submissions must be received by Friday, May 1, 2015 to be considered. (more...)

Canadian Music Theatre Project to Present BRANTWOOD: 1920-2020Canadian Music Theatre Project to Present BRANTWOOD: 1920-2020
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Audience members gather at the main entrance to Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville to get on the school bus that will transport them to and from Brantwood School. (more...)

York Theatre Company Welcomes Michael Unger as New Associate Artistic DirectorYork Theatre Company Welcomes Michael Unger as New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, welcomes Michael Unger in his new role as Associate Artistic Director. He joins James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director, and Andrew Levine, Executive Director, in carrying out The York's mission. (more...)

Ray of Light Theatre Sets 15th Anniversary Season: 'ROCKY HORROR,' 'SUPERSTAR' & LIZZIERay of Light Theatre Sets 15th Anniversary Season: 'ROCKY HORROR,' 'SUPERSTAR' & LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Ray of Light Theatre, San Francisco's non-profit musical theatre company, today announced its 15th anniversary season. A collection of theatre favorites and a Bay Area premiere, three shows round out this season of rock musicals: Jesus Christ Superstar, LIZZIE and a special one-week-only engagement of The Rocky Horror Show. (more...)

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