Peter Lerman News

Musical Theatre Factory to Present THE SACRED HARP Concert, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On Monday, July 28 at 8PM Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present an acoustic concert of songs from Peter Lerman's new musical play, THE SACRED HARP, about the nephew of a preacher who tries to break free from his Appalachian confines by building an enchanted guitar. The concert, directed by Austin Regan features Van Hughes (American Idiot, 9 to 5, Hairspray) and Christy Altomare (Mamma Mia!, Carrie: the Musical), as well as a full chorus performing traditional Sacred Harp hymns. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Adds BILLY & RAY to 2014-15 Season; Garry Marshall to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the Vineyard Theatre's New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's comedy BILLY & RAY this fall, with performances set to begin October 2 and an opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory's First Summer Season to Feature Workshops, Showcases & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack and Managing Director Danny Abosch, announces the opening of a new midtown black box rehearsal and performance space with a full summer season dedicated to the development of new musical theatre. Musical Theatre Factory operates as a volunteer-based cooperative of artists and arts administrators committed to a process of peer evaluation and the cultivation of new work, free from the pressures of critical or commercial success. (more...)

Michael Mayer-Helmed Musical BROOKLYNITE & Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA; OR AMBITION Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Vineyard Theatre will produce the world-premiere of the musical BROOKLYNITE directed by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer as well as a new play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (APPROPRIATE) as part of the non-profit theatre company's 2014-15 season, it was confirmed this afternoon by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

Photo Coverage: UJA Honors Ted Chapin with 2014 Excellence in Theater Award
by Jessica Gordon - Jan 28, 2014

Just last night, Broadway's elite gathered to honor Ted Chapin, president of Rodgers & Hammerstein (a division of Imagem), at UJA-Federation of New York's Theater Division 2014 Excellence in Theater Award Dinner. Among the attendees included Tony Award nominees and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella co-stars Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes, and Billy Stritch, Grammy-winning composer, musical director, and performer. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Matt Doyle, Alice Lee and More Star in Vassar Powerhouse's 'BROOKLYN SUPERHERO' Musical, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater's second Martel Musical Workshop, A Musical Inspired by the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company has its first performance tonight, July 26 at 8pm. The 4-performance run continues on Saturday, July 27 at 8pm, and Sunday, July 28 at 2pm and 7pm. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Alice Lee and More Star in Vassar Powerhouse's 'BROOKLYN SUPERHERO' Musical, Beg. 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater's second Martel Musical Workshop, A Musical Inspired by the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company has its first performance on Friday, July 26 at 8pm. The 4-performance run continues on Saturday, July 27 at 8pm, and Sunday, July 28 at 2pm and 7pm. (more...)

Laura Innes, Linda Lavin, Cotter Smith Join POWERHOUSE'S 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

Casting highlights for Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater's second Mainstage production, Mozhan Marno's When The Lights Went Out, and the Martel Musical workshop of the new Simon Rich/Peter Lerman musical inspired by The Brooklyn Hero Supply Company, have been announced. In addition, casting highlights for the season's Inside Look Workshops, Found and Mother of Invention have also been announced. Tickets are on sale through the Box Office: (845) 437-5599 or PHTBoxOffice@vassar.edu. The Box Office is located at Vassar in the Powerhouse Theater building. For online sales visit http://powerhouse.vassar.edu/boxoffice. For general season information call 845-437-5907 or visitpowerhouse@vassar.edu (more...)

New Musicals by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Set for 2013 Season at Vassar's Powerhouse Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

According to The New York Times, Vassar's Powerhouse Theater will showcase an impressive lineup for its 2013 season, running June 21 to July 28. A new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, and two others by writers Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, will take the stage for Vassar College and New York Stage and Film. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Stage and Film Launches Summer Season with Linda Lavin, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 04, 2013

New York Stage and Film (Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director; Thomas Pearson, Executive Director; Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, Leslie Urdang, Producing Directors) and Vassar College (Ed Cheetham, Producing Director) recently announced the line-up of their 2013 Powerhouse Theater Season, which runs fromJune 21st - July 28th at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). The 2013 season will include fully staged productions of new plays by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld andMozhan Marno, as well as two exciting musical workshops: the Steve Martin & Edie Brickell collaboration Bright Star (featuring music from their newly released recording "Love Has Come For You"), directed by Tony Award-winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago); and A new musical inspired by The Brooklyn Hero Supply Company, music and lyrics by Peter Lerman, book by Simon Rich, based on characters created by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening). The casts met the press earlier today and you can check out coverage from the special event below! (more...)

HAMILTON MIXTAPE, FOUND & More Included in 2013 Powerhouse Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

New York Stage and Film (Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director; Thomas Pearson, Executive Director; Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, Leslie Urdang, Producing Directors) and Vassar College (Ed Cheetham, Producing Director) have announced the line-up of their 2013 Powerhouse Theater Season, which includes new works from actor, writer and prolific, Grammy Award-winning musician Steve Martin and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Broadway'sIn the Heights, among many others. The 2013 Powerhouse Theater Season runs from June 21st - July 28th at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York), and a full calendar and description of events are below. Casting is underway and will be announced shortly. (more...)

New Musicals by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Set for 2013 Season at Vassar's Powerhouse Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2013

According to The New York Times, Vassar's Powerhouse Theater will showcase an impressive lineup for its 2013 season, running June 21 to July 28. A new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, and two others by writers Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, will take the stage for Vassar College and New York Stage and Film. (more...)

The Dramatists Guild Fund Announces Expansion of its Dramatists Guild Fellows Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2013

The Dramatists Guild Fund (DGF) announces that it will begin expanding its Dramatists Guild Fellows Program through collaboration with developmental theater organizations. Each resident theater program will select one playwright or writing team to join their workshop season. (more...)

Matt DeAngelis, Andrew Kober and More Join Cutting-Edge Composers at Joe's Pub, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

After sold out shows at the Canal Room, the Laurie Beechman, and NYMF, Cutting-Edge Composers will be presented at Joe's Pub on Monday, February 4th at 7:00pm. $25 tickets can be purchased at www.joespub.com. (more...)

Joey Arias, Zack Zadak, and More to Perform at Joe's Pub This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Each week Joe's Pub at The Public presents some of New York City's most eclectic programming ranging from world to classical, pop, singer-songwriter, jazz and more. At the center of Joe's Pub's genre-blind booking is The Public Theater's mission to bring world-class performance to New York City's diverse cultural community. (more...)

Christy Altomare, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and More to Sing for Cutting-Edge Composers at Joe's Pub, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

After sold out shows at the Canal Room, the Laurie Beechman, and NYMF, Cutting-Edge Composers will be at Joe's Pub on Monday, February 4th at 7:00pm at Joe's Pub in New York City. $25 tickets can be purchased at www.joespub.com. Up-and-coming musical theater writers are teamed with Broadway's hottest performers in this concert series directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto (Next to Normal) and co-produced by Jillian Robbins with Musical Direction by Julie McBride. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Johnny Mercer Foundation's CELEBRATE! BROADWAY CLOSE UP SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Johnny Mercer Foundation and Kaufman Center Present CELEBRATE! SONGS FROM THE JOHNNY MERCER FOUNDATION. 'Broadway Close Up Series' spotlights new songwriters in dazzling performances with Teacher/Mentors Tony Nominated composers Craig Carnelia & Andrew Lippa, Grammy Winning songwriter Lari White & Marilyn Maye Shine. Photos from the event inside! (more...)

Craig Carnelia, Andrew Lippa, Marilyn Maye and More Set for Johnny Mercer Foundation's Songwriters Project Concert, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

Johnny Mercer Foundation and Kaufman Center present 'New Music from The Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project' tonight, October 11 at Merkin Hall as part of the Kaufman Center Broadway Close Up Series. The evening, celebrating the first seven years of the Johnny Mercer Foundation's Songwriters Project at Northwestern University, will feature faculty members, Broadway composers and Tony nominees Craig Carnelia (Is There Life After High School?) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family), Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Lari White and cabaret performer Marilyn Maye with Mike Renzi. (more...)

Craig Carnelia, Andrew Lippa, Marilyn Maye and More Set for Johnny Mercer Foundation's Songwriters Project Concert, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2012

Johnny Mercer Foundation and Kaufman Center present 'New Music from The Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project' on October 11 at Merkin Hall as part of the Kaufman Center Broadway Close Up Series. The evening, celebrating the first seven years of the Johnny Mercer Foundation's Songwriters Project at Northwestern University, will feature faculty members, Broadway composers and Tony nominees Craig Carnelia (Is There Life After High School?) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family), Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Lari White and cabaret performer Marilyn Maye with Mike Renzi. (more...)

Break-Away Project Hosts New American Musical Theatre Night Tonight, Aug 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

Following the success of its 'New American Composers' Night in May 2012, The Break-Away Project will host a 'New American Musical Theatre Night', which will showcase compositions from some of America's most talented young composers. Break-Away will be hosting one of New York's finest up-and-coming composers Scott Evan Davis, described by the Huffington Post as one of America's 'must-know songwriter's' and more tonight, 21st August, 2012, in Bewley's Cafe Theatre, Grafton St., Dublin 2, Ireland. (more...)

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