Richard Maltby News

WAKE UP with BWW 9/30/14 - INDIAN INK Opens, HERE LIES LOVE Begins in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 30, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's another big night for off-Broadway, with the London transfer of HERE LIES LOVE, Roundabout's INDIAN INK and MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES opening, and FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE beginning tonight! (more...)

New Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire Musical WATERFALL to Premiere on West Coast Prior to 2016 Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

A distinguished international creative team is coming together to create WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway musical love story, which will have its US premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse, where preview performances begin June 2, 2015 with the official press opening on June 7, 2015. It will then play Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in Fall 2015, prior to reaching Broadway in 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU just opened last night, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and below, you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet! (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Tony Kushner and Maury Yeston announced the October 26th star-studded musical salute honoring two luminaries of the American musical theater -- Tony and Academy Award-winning legend Joel Grey and celebrated, award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: CLOSER THAN EVER Opens Door to Directing for Leigh Barrett
by Jan Nargi - Sep 22, 2014

Leigh Barrett, one of Boston's most formidable musical theater talents, makes an impressive professional directorial debut with New Repertory Theatre's CLOSER THAN EVER. (more...)

SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL Asks Audiences to Tweet to Pick the Killer; Show Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to announce that the world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon will let YOU choose the killer! With three different alternate endings, this is the first theatre production that asks you to TURN ON YOUR PHONES during the show to vote! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: MISS SAIGON Turns 25
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 19, 2014

Today, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of West End and Broadway mega-musical MISS SAIGON. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014


MISS SAIGON's Alistair Brammer Strips Down for Safe Sex
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

In the most recent edition of Attitude Magazine, MISS SAIGON star Alistair Brammer poses to promote safe sex. He told Attiude: "The first three are diet, diet, diet. People overestimate the power of working out. But if you're not eating the right food, nothing will happen. High reps for definition. I have friends who are big and doing weights and they are not gonna lose weight, they are just going to fill out with more muscle." Click here to read the full article. (more...)

New 2014 MISS SAIGON Live Recording Highlights Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/22
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 08, 2014

A pre-order sign-up is now available for fans looking to secure a copy of the new live recording of the West End revival of popular mega-musical MISS SAIGON. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Is Broadway-Bound, But When?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Broadway's waiting list is getting long. (more...)

DISENCHANTED! to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Producers Don Frantz (Beauty and the Beast) and Jonathan Pollard (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) are thrilled to announce that the new musical comedy DISENCHANTED! will make its New York premiere in a limited 9-week engagement at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th St. at 9th Avenue) beginning previews on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Opening night is set for Thursday, December 4, 2014. With book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino, DISENCHANTED! is directed by Fiely A. Matias and features musical staging by Matt West (Lestat). Tickets are available exclusively to Audience Rewards (www.audiencerewards.com) members beginning Thursday, September 11, 2014 and will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 18, 2014. (more...)

York Theatre Company's 45th Anniversary Season to Feature Lillias White in TEXAS IN PARIS, NY Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, celebrates major milestones with the announcement of its upcoming 2014-2015 season. The 45th Anniversary season will see the Off-Broadway premieres of two Main Stage productions: Texas in Paris starring Tony Award-winner Lillias White, and the highly anticipated Harold and Maude, an intimate musical. The acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series will present its 100th production, expanding to a two-week performance schedule for the musicals Big, A Time for Singing and Saturday Night; My Favorite Year will then play a one-week schedule. Special events include the 23rd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala honoring Broadway's Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and York's ongoing schedule of developmental readings, labs and more at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue.) (more...)

New 2014 MISS SAIGON Live Recording Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/22
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 03, 2014

A pre-order sign-up is now available for fans looking to secure a copy of the new live recording of the West End revival of popular mega-musical MISS SAIGON. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Eva Noblezada Shows 'A Day in the Life of MISS SAIGON'
by Stage Tube - Sep 01, 2014

MISS SAIGON's Kim, Eva Noblezada, recently posted a video to the West End show's official Instagram, showing 'A Day in the Life of MISS SAIGON.' In this video, she gives viewers a backstage look at some of the props, costumes, and more. Since it's entitled 'A Day in MISS SAIGON... Part 1,' it's certain we can expect to see more videos in the near future. Keep checking BroadwayWorld for those, and check out the video below! (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to Preview from MISS SAIGON Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

CLICK HERE to listen to the Overture and 'The Heat Is On' via Soundcloud. The preview will be available until 11:59pm on Sunday August 31, before release on 22 September 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's RING OF FIRE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Closing Cortland Repertory Theatre's season from tonight, August 27, through September 13, is a three-week run of RING OF FIRE - THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, created by Richard Maltby, Jr. and conceived by William Meade. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bucks County Playhouse Presents an Energetic AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by Kelli Curtin - Aug 27, 2014

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Bucks County Playhouse is full of energy and wonderful music that will have audiences tapping their feet along with these tunes. The cast is so full of spirit, that the audience will have to contain themselves to keep from getting up to dance in the middle of the show. This production of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Bucks County Playhouse is one that you do not want to miss this summer. (more...)

Tickets to MISS SAIGON Gala Performance Sell Out Within Minutes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Gala Performance to celebrate 25 years of Boublil & Schonberg's MISS SAIGON on Monday 22 September, has sold out within minutes of tickets going on sale this morning, Tuesday 26 August. Over 18,000 people tried to buy tickets when booking opened at10.00am; an unprecedented amount for a single performance in a theatre with just over 1700 seats. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: West End MISS SAIGON Stars Sing 'Sun and Moon' and 'Maybe' Live!
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Sir Terry Wogan just featured stars Alistair Brammer, Eva Noblezada and Tamsin Carroll on his radio show Weekend Wogan. Click below to listen to the full interview and to check out live performances of 'Sun and Moon' and 'Maybe.' (more...)

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