Rachel Klein News

Libertine Idol's COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS Set for FringeNYC, 8/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Libertine Idol Productions has announced that COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS, an irreverent, darkly comedic view of the Biblical Book of Revelation, with book, lyrics and music by Erik Ransom, direction by Rachel Klein and music direction and arrangement by Charles Czarnecki, will begin performances on August 8 - 22, at Theatre 80 (80 St. Mark's Place), as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. www.comingthemusical.com (more...)

Mick Bleyer, William Broderick and Colin Hanlon Will Lead BROKEN SNOW Reading Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Ben Andron's new play BROKEN SNOW will have its New York debut reading at The Snapple Theater Center on Tuesday, July 15 at 4:00 PM. The reading, directed by Joe Langworth, will feature Mick Bleyer as James, William Broderick as Kris, and Colin Hanlon as Stephen. (more...)

BROKEN SNOW and More Set for AGT Summer Reading Series, Beg. 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Producer Aaron Grant introduces the 2014 AGT SUMMER READING SERIES. Grant describes the series as 'a new play incubator where artists can hear their work out loud and discover what works and what doesn't work.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Our State, My Anthem
by Kristen Morale - May 30, 2014

As taken from the song "I Bring Light," one of the first achieved moments of individual triumph and beauty for the story's protagonist is captured through the powerful words of a character who has always understand the potential greatness of being "free." A young rebel by the name of Prometheus takes his ardent desire to liberate himself from the darkness which has descended upon his people by means of an oppressive and soul crushing State, and becomes the hero of this fantastic new musical that tackles an old yet thought provoking concept. Can it be possible for one person to change the world - to have it "born anew" - by showing how important the individual is in the midst of complete tyranny? Ayn Rand's Anthem is hereby taken and transformed into a production that emphasizes the influence of one young soul and his ambition to show that there really isn't any "I" in team after all; this, my friends, is The Anthem. (more...)

BWW Interviews: ASHLEY KATE ADAMS Stars in 'The Anthem'
by Marina Kennedy - May 23, 2014

Ashley Kate Adams, actress and producer, will star as Athena in 'The Anthem' now at the Culture Project in New York City. This original show is based on the book of the same name by Ayn Rand. Adams shared some insights about the show and her career with Broadwayworld.com. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken & Randy Jones Star in World Premiere of THE ANTHEM Off-Broadway, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

JJJ Productions in Association with Culture Project and Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc have announced that the world premiere of THE ANTHEM, an original musical lovingly inspired by the classic Ayn Rand Novella, 'Anthem', with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom will begin previews tonight, May 20, 2014, Off-Broadway at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre on 45 Bleecker Street. This musical helmed by Rachel Klein officially opens on Thursday, May 29, 2014. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company's DONKEY Receives 3 Publishing Agreements; Runs 5/18-6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Rising Sun Performance Company's Founding Artistic Director announced today that their upcoming production of 'Donkey' by John Patrick Bray is slated to be published and licensed with Next Stage Press. This is will be Bray's third publishing with Next Stage Press, Bray's other plays available for licensing with Next Stage Press include Hound and Liner Notes, which were also produced at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (2009, 2010); Trickster at the Gate, and short plays in 64 Squares and Game Night. Donkey will be available for licensing in late June 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with ANTHEM's Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken, Randy Jones and More Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The cast of THE ANTHEM, an original musical lovingly inspired by the classic Ayn Rand Novella, 'Anthem', with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom, is currently in rehearsals. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Max Crumm, Colin Hanlon & More Lead Private BRAVE NEW WORLD Reading Last Night
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

On April 27, 2014 a private reading of the upcoming musical adaptation of BRAVE NEW WORLD took place in an undisclosed Midtown Manhattan venue. (more...)

GRINDR The Opera to Premiere at The West End Cabaret, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Libertine Idol Productions and Charles Czarnecki are presenting the world premiere of Erik Johannes von Ransom's GRINDR The Opera in concert on May 2nd and 3rd at The West End Cabaret, with direction by Rachel Klein. GRINDR is an unauthorized musical parody of the eponymous gay hook-up app that has sweepingly altered the course of modern gay intimacy. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken & Randy Jones to Star in World Premiere of THE ANTHEM Off-Broadway, Begin. 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

JJJ Productions in Association with Culture Project and Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc have announced that the world premiere of THE ANTHEM, an original musical lovingly inspired by the classic Ayn Rand Novella, 'Anthem', with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom will begin previews on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Off-Broadway at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre on 45 Bleecker Street. This musical helmed by Rachel Klein officially opens on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Spiderman's JASON GOTAY, Spring Awakening's REMY ZAKEN and RANDY JONES of The Village People lead a cast of theatrical favorites in this rollicking sci-fi musical, featuring an expansive aerial and circus environment, about a revolt of the young against an evil state. (more...)

Seth Rogan, Norman Lear & More to Headline 2014 PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce the initial slate of speakers confirmed to participate in the 6th annual Produced By Conference (PBC). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
by Walter McBride - Feb 25, 2014

Just last night, Theater for the New City paid tribute to the playwright and theater critic Mario Fratti (whose adaptation of the Federico Fellini film 8 became the Broadway musical NINE) at the 11th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE benefit at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in New York City. An annual evening to benefit TNC's Emerging Playwrights Program, this year's LOVE 'N COURAGE event featured appearances by Liliane Montevecchi, Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham, two-time Tony winner Tammy Grimes accompanied by Alex Rybeck, singer Anna Bergman accompanied by William Hicks, Austin Pendleton, Katharine Cullison, cabaret star KT Sullivan, Inma Heredia, Human Kinetics Movement Arts, Rachel Klein Dance Company, Jocab Merrick Storms, the Yip Harburg Foundation Rainbow Troupe, and Michael-David Gordon and TNC's Street Theater Company. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
by Walter McBride - Feb 25, 2014

Just last night, Theater for the New City paid tribute to the playwright and theater critic Mario Fratti (whose adaptation of the Federico Fellini film 8 became the Broadway musical NINE) at the 11th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE benefit at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in New York City. An annual evening to benefit TNC's Emerging Playwrights Program, this year's LOVE 'N COURAGE event featured appearances by Liliane Montevecchi, Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham, two-time Tony winner Tammy Grimes accompanied by Alex Rybeck, singer Anna Bergman accompanied by William Hicks, Austin Pendleton, Katharine Cullison, cabaret star KT Sullivan, Inma Heredia, Human Kinetics Movement Arts, Rachel Klein Dance Company, Jocab Merrick Storms, the Yip Harburg Foundation Rainbow Troupe, and Michael-David Gordon and TNC's Street Theater Company. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi to Headline LOVE 'N COURAGE Honoring Mario Fratti, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Liliane Montevecchi - the celebrated actress best-known for her Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning performance in the musical NINE - will lead the line-up for theatre artists paying tribute to the playwright and theater critic Mario Fratti (whose adaptation of the Federico Fellini film 8 became the Broadway musical NINE), when Theater for the New City presents its 11th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE benefit on Monday, February 24 at 6 pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in New York City. (more...)

PGA to Hold 6th Annual 'Produced By' Conference This June
by Movies News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that the 2014 Produced By Conference (PBC) will be hosted by Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. on June 7-8, 2014. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Tina Chen & More Join URBAN STAGES' WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 Performers Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano have announced additions to WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 performer line-up now running throughSunday, December 15, 2013 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $30 per show (unless otherwise noted).Tickets may be purchased on www.smarttix.com or 212 868-4444. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis & Randy Jones to Guest as 'Shaman' in THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE, 10/11 & 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

RAGING SQUID INK and ERIC SCHMALENBERGER are thrilled to introduce the celebrity guest artists performing the role of SHAMAN in Jake Thomas' horror experience THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE, video art by Sean Gill and directed and choreographed by Around the World in 80 Days' Rachel Klein. In the final scene each night, the SHAMAN with sing a gothed out orchestral version of Nick Cave's 'There is a Kingdom.' (more...)

Constantine Maroulis & Randy Jones to Guest as 'Shaman' in THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE, 10/11 & 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

RAGING SQUID INK and ERIC SCHMALENBERGER are thrilled to introduce the celebrity guest artists performing the role of SHAMAN in Jake Thomas' horror experience THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE, video art by Sean Gill and directed and choreographed by Around the World in 80 Days' Rachel Klein. In the final scene each night, the SHAMAN with sing a gothed out orchestral version of Nick Cave's 'There is a Kingdom." (more...)

THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE Continues at at La Luz Through 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

RAGING SQUID INK & ERIC SCHMALENBERGER are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Jake Thomas' THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE, which will play a limited engagement, from September 18 - October 13, at La Luz (135 Thames Street, Brooklyn, NY). Previews are Wednesday, September 18 & Thursday, September 19, opening on Friday, September 20. THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE features direction & choreography by Around the World in 80 Days' Rachel Klein & video art direction by Sean Gill. Ben Kato is the lighting designer, with scenic design by Evan Collier, costume design by Juanita Cardenas & the RKP Ensemble Costume Collection, puppet design by Elena Delgado & original music by Sean Hagerty. (more...)

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