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Brandon Andrus & More Set for Prospect Theater Company's BY THE NUMBERS, 6/27Brandon Andrus & More Set for Prospect Theater Company's BY THE NUMBERS, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Prospect Theater Company has announced the cast of By The Numbers, a part of the company's new IGNITE Series at The Times Center, featuring today's new voices shaping the future of musical theater. This one-night-only concert event will be Saturday, June 27th at 8pm.  The evening features the world premiere performance of 12 'micro-musicals' created in Prospect's 2015 Musical Theater Lab.  Each of these original, hot-off-the-presses musical theater shorts runs under seven minutes, and has been inspired by a number -- one through twelve -- creating a song cycle collectively written over the lab's month-long time span by participating composers & lyricists. (more...)

Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks Will Not Close on May 3Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks Will Not Close on May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Producers of THE FANTASTICKS, Catherine Russell and Al Parinello have announced that they will now be able to keep Off Broadway's longest running musical from closing. Two donors (longtime fans of the show who have asked to remain anonymous) have stepped in and pledged to keep the production running, making the Sunday, May 3rd performance a 55th anniversary celebration of the opening of the show in 1960 - not a farewell. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS to Close, 5/3Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS to Close, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

(New York, NY) - Producers of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS have announced that the long running musical will close on Sunday, May 3rd - the 55th anniversary of the opening of the show in 1960. At the time of its closing the production will have played a total of 20,672 performances in NYC: 17,162 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse and 3,510 performances at the Snapple Theater Center. (more...)

6th Annual BROADWAY CAN! to Benefit City Harvest at Don't Tell Mama, 11/166th Annual BROADWAY CAN! to Benefit City Harvest at Don't Tell Mama, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The 6th Annual Broadway Can! A Concert for City Harvest will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Sunday, November 16th at 8pm. A night of Seth Bisen-Hersh's music sung by Broadway performers! (more...)

Arielle Jacobs, Stacia Fernandez and More Set for CAP 21's BARCELONA Reading TodayArielle Jacobs, Stacia Fernandez and More Set for CAP 21's BARCELONA Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

ARIELLE JACOBS who appeared on Broadway and in the touring company of IN THE HEIGHTS and STACIA FERNANDEZ, currently appearing on Broadway in MAMMA MIA!, have joined the cast of BARCELONA in the roles of 'Julianna' and 'Kathryn'. (more...)

Arielle Jacobs & Stacia Fernandez Join Cast of CAP 21's BARCELONA Industry ReadingArielle Jacobs & Stacia Fernandez Join Cast of CAP 21's BARCELONA Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

ARIELLE JACOBS who appeared on Broadway and in the touring company of IN THE HEIGHTS and STACIA FERNANDEZ, currently appearing on Broadway in MAMMA MIA!, have joined the cast of BARCELONA in the roles of 'Julianna' and 'Kathryn'. (more...)

Ali Ewoldt, Diane Phelan, Joel Perez Head Industry Presentation of BARCELONAAli Ewoldt, Diane Phelan, Joel Perez Head Industry Presentation of BARCELONA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

CAP 21 will present a staged reading of BARCELONA, a new original musical featuring book and lyrics by Christine Toy Johnson and music and lyrics by Jason Ma, directed by Alan Muraoka. The industry presentation will be performed Oct. 2nd in the CAP 21 Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Nora Fox, Teresa Hui, Miriam Kushel, Luis Salgado Join 2014 BROADWAY MEOWS LineupNora Fox, Teresa Hui, Miriam Kushel, Luis Salgado Join 2014 BROADWAY MEOWS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The 6th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, July 21st at 7pm. The evening will be comprised of songs by composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. (more...)

Max Crumm Joins Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS TonightMax Crumm Joins Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Broadway and film actor Max Crumm (Easy A, Grease) has signed on to join the cast of The Fantasticks, in the lead role of 'Matt/The Boy', producers Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced. He will start performances tonight, July 8. (more...)

Songs of Seth Bisen-Hersh to Support Humane Society of New York at BROADWAY MEOWS CONCERT, 7/21Songs of Seth Bisen-Hersh to Support Humane Society of New York at BROADWAY MEOWS CONCERT, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The 6th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, July 21st at 7pm. (more...)

Max Crumm to Join Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS, 7/8Max Crumm to Join Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Broadway and film actor Max Crumm (Easy A, Grease) has signed on to join the cast of THE FANTASTICKS, in the lead role of "Matt/The Boy", producers Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced. He will start performances on July 8. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Marry Couples on Stage this SummerTHE FANTASTICKS to Marry Couples on Stage this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Listen up Lovebirds! You now have the chance to tie the knot on the stage of one of the most well known musicals in the world, THE FANTASTICKS, the world's longest running musical, famous for its classic tale of true love, Cast members will be marrying couples of all faiths, races, & sexual orientations during the entire summer of 2014 (June 21 - September 5, 2014). (more...)

Edward Watts to Join Cast of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS, 4/28Edward Watts to Join Cast of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Edward Watts (Scandalous on Broadway; Superman in It's a Bird..Plane..It's Superman at Encores!), has signed on to join the cast of The Fantasticks, for two weeks only, right before its 56th anniversary on May 3, producers Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced. Mr. Watts will begin performances on Monday, April 28th and continue on in the role until Monday, May 12. (more...)

Fifth Annual BROADWAY CAN! Set for Don't Tell Mama, 11/18Fifth Annual BROADWAY CAN! Set for Don't Tell Mama, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The 5th Annual Broadway Can! A Concert for City Harvest will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, November 18th at 7pm. The evening will be comprised of songs by composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. Bisen-Hersh will be joined on stage by a phenomenal cast including Drew Aber (A Tale of Two Cities), Morgan Billings (The Sound of Music), Toby Blackwell (Rent), Brian Childers (Danny and Sylvia), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Nora Fox (The Sound of Music), Amy Griffin (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Nina Hennessey (Bye, Bye Birdie), Teresa Hui, Lara Janine (Rock of Ages), Emily Klein (Parade), Elise Levin (Born Blue), Rita Markova (The Fantasticks), Michael McGurk (The Wedding Singer), Brianne Moore (The Visit), Brooke Sunny Moriber (The Wild Party), Kristine Reese (Wicked), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Stacy Shirk (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) and Haley Swindal (Jekyll & Hyde). The concert will be produced by Dennis Fowler, directed by Shana Solomon and stage managed by Heather Ber and Emma Peele. (more...)

Jeremiah James Joins the Cast of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS TodayJeremiah James Joins the Cast of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

West End star and international recording artist Jeremiah James will be joining the cast of The Fantasticks, the world's longest running musical, on Tuesday, October 29th, just weeks after its milestone celebration of 20,000 performances in New York. Mr. James will assume the role of El Gallo, which was performed by George Dvorsky. (more...)

5th Annual Broadway Can! Set for 11/18 Featuring Klein, Sunny Moriber & More5th Annual Broadway Can! Set for 11/18 Featuring Klein, Sunny Moriber & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Reuniting for the first time since Parade, Brooke Sunny Moriber and Emily Klein will premiere a duet from Love Quirks, whose studio cast recording is now available on iTunes. The audience can expect to hear 24 songs from Bisen-Hersh's catalog featuring material from Love Quirks, More to Love, Stanley's Party, Malka, If Adele Can Do It, So Can I and The Final Frontier... including 3 premieres! Songs will include 'Thanksgiving Day', 'It's Not You, It's Me', 'I'm Not Interested in You', 'I Like Big Girls', 'Dear Facebook', 'It's Not You, It's Me' and 'Can You Believe I Was Ever Sad We Broke Up?'. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 20,000th Performance TodayTHE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 20,000th Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2013

THE FANTASTICKS, the world's longest running musical, will celebrate a record breaking 20,000th New York performance, today, September 15, 2013, announced producers Catherine Russell and Al Parinello. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Try To Remember - 20,000 Performances (So Far) Of THE FANTASTICKSFLASH FRIDAY: Try To Remember - 20,000 Performances (So Far) Of THE FANTASTICKS
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 6, 2013

Apropos of the show's most famous song and its opening lyrics, this September is precisely the time to remember the longest running show in American theatre history, THE FANTASTICKS, especially as it celebrates its 20,000th Off-Broadway performance on September 15. (more...)

BWW TV: THE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 20,000th Performance in New York City on 9/15- Watch Highlights!BWW TV: THE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 20,000th Performance in New York City on 9/15- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 5, 2013

THE FANTASTICKS, the world's longest running musical, will celebrate a record breaking 20,000th New York performance, on Sunday, September 15, 2013, announced producers Catherine Russell and Al Parinello. The milestone will mark the first time a production (on Broadway or Off-Broadway) has ever reached 20,000 performances and will be commemorated in a month long celebration that includes performing at Broadway in Bryant Park and Little Italy, and with The Museum of The City of New York's future cyber gallery highlighting the history of the production. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the current cast in action! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This WeekendTop Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Aug 11, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 11, 2013 - Sunday, August 11, 2013. (more...)

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