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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...)

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh Announces Shows EASTBURN AVENUE, [BEST IMITATION], THE NEXT GALILEO and More for Hot Metal MusicalsMusical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh Announces Shows EASTBURN AVENUE, [BEST IMITATION], THE NEXT GALILEO and More for Hot Metal Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh, the group becoming better known simply as MTAP, announces both the shows and cast for Hot Metal Musicals, the inaugural showcase of members' work. (more...)

2015 Mainstreet Awards Winners Announced!2015 Mainstreet Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Mainstreet Musicals' 2015 guest artistic director, Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, recently announced the winners of the 2015 Mainstreet Awards: A GOOD MAN (Ray Leslee and Philip S. Goodman),THE GIG (Douglas J. Cohen), and HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (Roger Ames and Elizabeth Bassine). (more...)

Cast Announced for Walnut Street Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Running 1/13-3/1Cast Announced for Walnut Street Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Running 1/13-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 206th season with Noel Coward's honeymoon of a comedy, PRIVATE LIVES. Directed by Bob Carlton, the play begins previews on January 13th, opens on January 21st and runs through March 1st on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosian's Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Murder for Two will run January 24 - March 1 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/22/2014This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/22/2014
by - Dec 22, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/22/2014. (more...)

The School at Jacob's Pillow Sets 2015 Programs, FacultyThe School at Jacob's Pillow Sets 2015 Programs, Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

In the summer of 2015, The School at Jacob's Pillow, a world renowned center for professional dance training will present Professional Advancement Programs in Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Dance, and an new program titled Social Dances: Jazz to Hip-Hop. These programs will take place during the 83rd 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...)

PTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORYPTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones, January 9 - 24, 2015. The play was workshopped in Pioneer Theatre Company's new play reading series, Play-by-Play, last season. The play-a finalist in the 2014 National Playwrights Conference-coincides with the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. (more...)

ASCAP Now Seeking New Musicals for 2015 DreamWorks Workshop with Stephen SchwartzASCAP Now Seeking New Musicals for 2015 DreamWorks Workshop with Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

ASCAP is now seeking new musicals for the annual ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles. Serving once more as artistic director for the workshop is Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, whose credits include hit Broadway shows Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, the Walt Disney films Enchanted, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt. (more...)

KIND SOULS Begins Next Month at Theatre 54KIND SOULS Begins Next Month at Theatre 54
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

This winter, Alexander Greenfield - Associate Director of the acclaimed Broadway production of Outside Mullingar and The City of Conversation at Lincoln Center - directs Libra Theater Company's production of Tom Diggs' new play KIND SOULS, performing January 16 - February 1 at Theatre 54. The cast includes Lindsey Kyler (The Seagull at New York Classical Theatre) and John Clarence Stewart (Choir Boy at Manhattan Theatre Club / The Alliance Theatre). Opening is slated for January 18. (more...)

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre Presents Patrick Dwyer in THIRTYWHATEVER 12/16The Duplex Cabaret Theatre Presents Patrick Dwyer in THIRTYWHATEVER 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Three-time MAC-Award nominated songwriter Patrick Dwyer returns to the Duplex with his critically-acclaimed one-man show THIRTYWHATEVER on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7pm. (more...)

WAR LESBIAN Begins Tonight at Dixon PlaceWAR LESBIAN Begins Tonight at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Dixon Place's new musical commission, WAR LESBIAN, will have its world premiere beginning December 5th. Featuring Erin Markey this original musical, with book by Kristine Haruna Lee, music by Kathryn Hathaway and a cast of ten is directed by Jordan Fein in collaboration with harunalee. WAR LESBIAN will play seven performances only - tonight, December 5th, 6th, 12th,13th, 19th, and 20th at 7:30PM, and December 20th at 10:00PM at Dixon Place (161 Christie Street). (more...)

Erin Markey Stars in New Musical WAR LESBIAN at Dixon Place, Now thru 12/20Erin Markey Stars in New Musical WAR LESBIAN at Dixon Place, Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Dixon Place's new musical commission, WAR LESBIAN, will have its world premiere beginning December 5th. Featuring Erin Markey, this original musical, with book by Kristine Haruna Lee, music by Kathryn Hathaway and a cast of ten is directed by Jordan Fein in collaboration with harunalee. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs Teaches Musical Theatre Workshop at A Class Act NYPhoto Flash: Adam Jacobs Teaches Musical Theatre Workshop at A Class Act NY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

On November 9th, ADAM JACOBS, star of Broadway's smash hit musical, ALADDIN, came to work with the lucky students in a Musical Theatre Workshop at A Class Act NY, Manhattan's award-winning acting studio for kids and teens. Check out photos below! (more...)

Square One Theatre Company to Present STRATFORD CHARACTERSSquare One Theatre Company to Present STRATFORD CHARACTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Presented in association with The Town of Stratford's 375th Anniversary Committee, the Square One Theatre Company continues its 25th Anniversary Season honoring the Town's 375th Anniversary with Steven Otfinoski's Stratford Characters. (more...)

Cabaret Life NYC: With the Urban Stages 12-Day Winter Rhythms Series Opening 12/2, Producer Peter Napolitano Offers An Inside LookCabaret Life NYC: With the Urban Stages 12-Day Winter Rhythms Series Opening 12/2, Producer Peter Napolitano Offers An Inside Look
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 1, 2014

t may not be like getting a gift on each of the 12 Days of Christmas, but for cabaret and musical theater lovers, the 6th Annual Urban Stages Winter Rhythms series--presented over a dozen nights at the not-for-profit Off-Broadway theatre on 259 West 30th Street--could be the closest thing to opening a daily present by the tree. From December 2-14 (no shows on Dec. 9), more than 100 singers, musicians, and songwriters will perform in an eclectic mix of 20 shows including one-night-only group shows, excerpts from new musicals, solo shows, open mics, late night spotlights, and family matinees, with all the proceeds from ticket sales dedicated to the Urban Stages On Tour Outreach Program that brings more than 200 free multicultural theater and music programs to elementary and middle school age children and their families in libraries and schools throughout NYC five boroughs. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning TonightBLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Artists Rep will present Noel Coward's elegantly comedic classic, Blithe Spirit, this holiday season. This production is directed by Christopher Liam Moore, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival company member, who directed our 2013 hit comedy Red Herring, and who recently returned from a stint on Broadway with the Tony Award-winning All the Way. Blithe Spirit starts previews tonight, November 25 and runs through December 21. (more...)

A.R.T. to Present THE LIGHT PRINCESS, Beginning 12/7A.R.T. to Present THE LIGHT PRINCESS, Beginning 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Following previous season's sold-out holiday hits, The Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel, the A.R.T. Institute, in association with the Loeb Drama Center, brings back the enchanting musical, The Light Princess, by Lila Rose Kaplan with music by Mike Pettry, directed by Allegra Libonati, with choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman. Performances will be held at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge from December 7 through January 4, 2015. (more...)

WAR LESBIAN to Begin December 5 at Dixon PlaceWAR LESBIAN to Begin December 5 at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Dixon Place's new musical commission, WAR LESBIAN, will have its world premiere beginning December 5th. Featuring Erin Markey this original musical, with book by Kristine Haruna Lee, music by Kathryn Hathaway and a cast of ten is directed by Jordan Fein in collaboration with harunalee. WAR LESBIAN will play seven performances only - December 5th, 6th, 12th,13th, 19th, and 20th at 7:30PM, and December 20th at 10:00PM at Dixon Place (161 Christie Street). (more...)

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