Paper Mill Playhouse News

MURDER FOR TWO to Play the CLO Cabaret This Fall; Scott Schwartz to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the Pittsburgh Premiere of the Off-Broadway sensation Murder For Two, October 22-January 18 at the CLO Cabaret. Everyone is a suspect in this exciting production where classic musical comedy meets Agatha Christie. In this witty and winking musical homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries, TWO performers play THIRTEEN ROLES -- not to mention the piano. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barbara Walsh as 'Margaret White' in Studio 2ndStage's CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Studio 2ndStage's final production of the 2013-2014 season is the edgy and strangely charming Carrie: The Musical, co-directed by Studio 2ndStage Artistic Director Keith Alan Baker and Jacob Janssen. From Lawrence D. Cohen,Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, 2ndStage's CARRIE stars Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh as Carrie's mother, Margaret White, with Emily Zickler making her Studio Theatre debut playing the titular role. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Liz McKendry, Adam Shapiro and Deborah Tranelli Set for Music at the Mansion Concert Series, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, July 27, at 3pm. Performers include Liz McKendry, Adam Shapiro and Deborah Tranelli. The featured performer in the 'Young Musician Moment' will be members of Gas Lamp of Performing Arts cast of Drowsy Chaperone. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Host ZORRO Post-Show Q&A, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast of the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's "Zorro!" at the opening night after-show party at the Washington Inn on July 23, another chance is to be had on Friday, August 1 at an after-show Q&A. It's a wonderful opportunity for patrons to ask actors, director, and technical team such questions as "why do they do what they do?" and "how do they do it?" (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Original NEWSIES Star Capathia Jenkins Set to Return as 'Medda' on 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Newsies, the Tony AwardŽ winning 'Critics' Pick,' just announced that original cast member Capathia Jenkins will return to the show in the role of Medda Larkin. Jenkins, who originated the role on Broadway, begins performances onTuesday, July 15 and will remain with the hit musical through its final performance on August 24. (more...)

Patricia Dell to Star in ONE NIGHT WITH FANNY BRICE at Open Eye Theater in the Catskills, Beg. 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

In a career spanning 50 years, Patricia Dell has done a little bit of almost everything, playing everywhere from carnivals to opera halls, to main stages across the US. The one thing she's never done -- until now -- is carry off a one-woman show. She opens Thursday, July 10th at the Open Eye Theater in the Catskills (www.theopeneyetheater.org), in ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's one-woman show "One Night with Fanny Brice." (more...)

CLONED! Adds 7/19 Performance at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Following a sold-out Opening Night performance, THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and SPIEGEL AND WOLPOW PARTNERSHIP have announced a second extension performance of CLONED!, a two of a kind sci-fi musical set in the Manhattan of the 90s, with book by Jacey Powers (Picking Up - DR2 Theater) & Dan Wolpow (Keepers: A Broadway Benefit at Studio 54), lyrics by Dan Wolpow, music by Adam Spiegel (Camp Rolling Hills - 2013 NYMF Next Link Project Finalist), choreographed by Ryan Kasprzak (TV: Smash, So You Think You Can Dance; Tour: Billy Elliot; NYMF: Volleygirls), music direction by Julianne B. Merrill (NYMF: Mother Divine) and directed by Tom Wojtunik (Children of Eden - NY IT Award Outstanding Musical; Urinetown - NY IT Award Outstanding Musical; The Miss Education of Jenna Bush - FringeNYC Best Solo Show & Audience Favorite; Edenville - NY IT Award Nominee Best Director; NYMF: The Groove Factory). (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company presents the world premiere ZORRO!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's next production is a swashbuckler: the world premiere of 'Zorro!' based on Johnston McCulley's 'The Curse of Capistrano' (1919) adapted by James Rana. Spanish for 'fox,' Zorro fought the oppressive colonial government in Spanish California with a quick sword and wit. Wearing a mask, he kept his identity secret, even to the woman he loved. In 1939, Bob Kane and Bill Finger gave credit to McCulley's masked avenger, with his dual identity, as their inspiration for 'Batman.' Like Bruce Wayne and Batman, Don Diego and Zorro are never seen together at the same time. (more...)

WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Workshop on 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Broadway Basics is recruiting undergraduates for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 10am-3pm for an in-depth day with two Professional Broadway Stage Managers. Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! The enrollment deadline is July 12, 2014. (more...)

Paper Mill Expands Theatre School for Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) one of the country's premier not-for-profit theaters, is the place where American musical theater is celebrated, cherished, and pushed in exciting new directions, is pleased to announce a wide array of classes and performance opportunities for actors of all ages this fall. There is still time to sign up for the diverse Theatre School offerings which begin mid-September. For more information or to register for Paper Mill Playhouse Theatre Classes, please e-mail Mickey McNany at MMcNany@papermill.org or visit Paper Mill's website www.papermill.org for the registration form. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barbara Walsh in Studio 2ndStage's CARRIE in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Studio 2ndStage's final production of the 2013-2014 season is the edgy and strangely charming Carrie: The Musical, co-directed by Studio 2ndStage Artistic Director Keith Alan Baker and Jacob Janssen. From Lawrence D. Cohen, Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, 2ndStage's CARRIE stars Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh as Carrie's mother, Margaret White, with Emily Zickler making her Studio Theatre debut playing the titular role. Scroll down for a first look at the mother-daughter duo! (more...)

Jacob Hoffman, Rob Maitner, Daniel Marcus and More Set for 54 BELOW SINGS 1776 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates the July 4th weekend with '54 Below Sings 1776,' a celebration of the music from Broadway's Tony Award-winning Independence Day musical by Sherman Edwards. '54 Below Sings 1776' will play four performances only: tonight, July 3 at 7PM and 9:30PM, and Sat. July 5 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)

120 Local Students to Be Featured in Paper Mill's NEW VOICES OF 2014: OH, WHAT A NIGHT, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will present 120 of the of the region's most talented young performing artists from Paper Mill Playhouse's Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory in a fully produced, original concert on the Paper Mill mainstage titled New Voices of 2014: Oh, What a Night! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

This July and August 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...)

Playwrights Theatre Presents GODSPELL, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Madison Recreation Department and Playwrights Theatre present GODSPELL Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak, Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Originally Produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan and Jospeh Beruh. (more...)

Playwrights Theatre Presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 7/31-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Madison Recreation Department and Playwrights Theatre present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, A Musical, Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty (based Upon The Novel "My Love, My Love" By Rosa Guy). (more...)

Hannah Elless and More Set for NYMF Readings of New Musical FOR TONIGHT, 7/9 & 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

For Tonight, a new original musical, by creators Shenelle Williams, Spencer Williams and Whitney Rhodes is headed to New York City to participate in The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) as a developmental reading. For Tonight's story is inspired by the life of the writer's great-great-great-grandfather in the 1830's in Northern Wales/Liverpool. With its indie-rock inspired score and a completely original book, this story focuses on the universal themes of love, family and acceptance. The show will have three performances at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in July 2014. (more...)

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