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Krystal Joy Brown to Join Cast of MOTOWN as 'Diana Ross' on 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The producers of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL just announced that Krystal Joy Brown (Big Fish, Leap of Faith) will assume the role of “Diana Ross” beginning Thursday, January 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (more...)

THE MUSIC OF ZACK ZADE with Rebecca Naomi Jones, Emma Hunton & More Set for Highline Ballroom Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Up and coming musical theatre writer Zack Zadek performs a concert of his music at Highline Ballroom today, Monday November 11, at 8PM. Directed by Hunter Bird, the concert will be a mix of musical theatre, pop, dance, as well as selections from Zadek's full-length musicals 6 (New York Musical Theatre Festival 2012), and The Crazy Ones (NYMF Reading Series 2013). (more...)

Emma Hunton, Drew Gaspirini & More to Perform the Songs of Zach Zadek at Highline Ballroom, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening, Next To Normal), Drew Gasparini (NBC's SMASH), Molly Hager (Fat Camp), and more will join up and coming musical theatre writer Zack Zadek in a concert of his music at Highline Ballroom today November 11, at 8PM. Also in the lineup are: Lauren (Lolo) Pritchard (Spring Awakening), Andrew Kober (Hair), Nik Walker (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots), Sedona Schat and Taylor Noble. (more...)

Marla Mindelle, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lauren Pritchard and More Join THE MUSIC OF ZACK ZADEK; Full Line-Up Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Broadway's Marla Mindelle (Sister Act, South Pacific), Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange), Taylor Trensch (Matilda, Wicked), Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening, Universal/Island Records) and more will join up and coming musical theatre writer Zack Zadek in a concert of his music at Highline Ballroom on Monday November 11, at 8PM. Directed by Hunter Bird, the concert will be a mix of musical theatre, pop, dance, as well as selections from Zadek's full-length musicals 6 (New York Musical Theatre Festival 2012), and The Crazy Ones (NYMF Reading Series 2013). (more...)

THE LAST GOODBYE to Land on Broadway After Another Developmental Tryout?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

The Old Globe is currently presenting The Last Goodbye, a new musical fusing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers , the rock musical might be eventually heading to Broadway. (more...)

Emma Hunton, Drew Gaspirini & More to Perform the Songs of Zach Zadek at Highline Ballroom, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening, Next To Normal), Drew Gasparini (NBC's SMASH), Molly Hager (Fat Camp), and more will join up and coming musical theatre writer Zack Zadek in a concert of his music at Highline Ballroom on Monday November 11, at 8PM. Also in the lineup are: Lauren (Lolo) Pritchard (Spring Awakening), Andrew Kober (Hair), Nik Walker (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots), Sedona Schat and Taylor Noble. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alex Timbers, Sonya Tayeh and More in Opening Night of Old Globe's THE LAST GOODBYE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

The Old Globe presents The Last Goodbye, a new musical fusing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody BloodyAndrew Jackson). Choreography is by Emmy Award nominee Sonya Tayeh ('So You Think You Can Dance'), and orchestrations, music direction and arrangements are by Kris Kukul. The Last Goodbye will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, now through Nov. 3, 2013. Check out the opening night photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Old Globe's THE LAST GOODBYE
by Stage Tube - Oct 03, 2013

The Old Globe presents The Last Goodbye, a new musical fusing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody BloodyAndrew Jackson). Choreography is by Emmy Award nominee Sonya Tayeh ('So You Think You Can Dance'), and orchestrations, music direction and arrangements are by Kris Kukul. The Last Goodbye will run on the Donald andDarlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, now through Nov. 3, 2013. Check out highlights below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with The Old Globe's THE LAST GOODBYE Creative Team - Alex Timbers and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2013

In the video below, The Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and the creative team of THE LAST GOODBYE discuss the creation of the show and what viewers can expect from the new musical. Click to watch! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jay Armstrong Johnson, Talisa Friedman and More in Old Globe's THE LAST GOODBYE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

The Old Globe presents The Last Goodbye, a new musical fusing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Jay Armstrong Johnson, Talisa Friedman & More in Old Globe's THE LAST GOODBYE
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2013

Jay Armstrong Johnson and Talisa Friedman perform an exclusive song from the new musical The Last Goodbye at The Old Globe. Check it out below! (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson & Talisa Friedman to Lead The Old Globe's THE LAST GOODBYE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for The Last Goodbye, a new musical fusing Shakespeare'sRomeo and Juliet with the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Choreography is by Emmy Award nominee Sonya Tayeh ('So You Think You Can Dance'), and orchestrations, music direction and arrangements are by Kris Kukul. The Last Goodbye will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Sept. 20 - Nov. 3, 2013. Preview performances run Sept. 20 - Oct. 5. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Single tickets go on sale Sunday, Aug. 18 at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Keala Settle Set for THE MUSIC BOX at NYMF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) present The Music Box, An Evening of Lady Composers. Recent Tony-nominee Keala Settle (Hands on a Hardbody) is set to appear and Karen Azenberg (Artistic Director - Pioneer Theatre, Salt Lake City) will direct this special one-night-only concert event. (more...)

Keala Settle Set for THE MUSIC BOX at NYMF, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) present The Music Box, An Evening of Lady Composers. Recent Tony-nominee Keala Settle (Hands on a Hardbody) is set to appear and Karen Azenberg (Artistic Director - Pioneer Theatre, Salt Lake City) will direct this special one-night-only concert event. (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Jason Gotay, Robin de Jesus and More Join Blake Pfeil at Joe's Pub
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2013

Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage aux Folles) was among the artists who joined singer-songwriter Blake Pfeil for Blake Pfeil is in Love with a Girl Named... Irene on May 12th a Joe's Pub. See the performances below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Robin De Jesus and More Join Blake Pfeil at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage aux Folles) was among the artists who joined singer-songwriter Blake Pfeil for Blake Pfeil is in Love with a Girl Named... Irene on May 12th a Joe's Pub. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Robin de Jesus, Laura Dreyfuss, Rebecca Faulkenberry and More Will Join Blake Pfeil at Joe's Pub, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

"Blake Pfeil is in Love with a Girl Named… Irene" will be presented at Joe's Pub today, May 12th. (more...)

Robin de Jesus, Laura Dreyfuss, Rebecca Faulkenberry and More Will Join Blake Pfeil at Joe's Pub, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2013

"Blake Pfeil is in Love with a Girl Named… Irene" will be presented at Joe's Pub on Sunday, May 12th. (more...)

Is Broadway Next for Flaming Lips Musical YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

The world premiere musical Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots just finished its West Coast run at La Jolla Playhouse, directed by Des McAnuff, on December 16. According to the North County Times, when the McAnuff spoke after the final curtain about the musical's future, he discussed the possibility of taking it to Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Kimiko Glenn, Tom Hewitt and More in YOSHIMI BATTLES PINK ROBOTS - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Dec 04, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse presents Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, a world-premiere musical featuring a story by The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar), music and lyrics by The Flaming Lips, and direction by Des McAnuff. The show is currently running through December 16, 2012 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production highlights below. (more...)

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