Rob Rokicki News

Musical Theatre Factory's Fall Season to Include COMMITTED, THE CRAFT & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack and Managing Director Danny Abosch, announces its fall 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...)

Jenna Leigh Green, Josh Tolle and Jen Eden Complete Casting of BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

Jennifer Leigh Green (Broadway's Wicked, Bare, TV's Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and Josh Tolle (NYMF's Searching for Romeo) will join Broadway and Off-Broadway talent in BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL, a two night-concert to bring you more songs from movies that should never be musicals. The evenings will be hosted by Jen Eden. (more...)

Russell Fischer, Olivia Lombardi and More Set for BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL, Returning to NYC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Broadway and Off-Broadway stars and writers shine in BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL, a two night-concert to bring you more songs from movies that should never be musicals. Following a hit run at this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival, BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL is returning by popular demand to the NYC stage. (more...)

Patrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

WRITER'S BLOCK with Joe Iconis Returns to 54 Below, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

After a year-long hiatus, WRITER'S BLOCK is back at 54 Below on Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at 9:30 pm. WRITER'S BLOCK is the place where NYC's most talented up-and-coming songwriters of contemporary musical theatre and beyond stop by to try new work, revisit older tunes, and maybe even make a friend or two. (more...)

Ben Platt, Tony Yazbeck, NYC Cabaret Festival & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL to Return for Two Concerts at Sophie's NYC, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

After a successful run at the New York Musical Theatre Festival earlier this summer, BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL is back as a two night-concert to bring you more songs from movies that should never be musicals. BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL will return on September 7th at 6pm & 8th at 9:30pm at Sophie's NYC (318 West 53rd Street). (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's NEWSIES below! (more...)

F. Michael Haynie and Sarah Beth Pfeifer to Star in RELATIVITY Concert at 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "RELATIVITY: A New Musical In Concert" on August 28th at 9:30pm. From the award-winning team of Rob Rokicki (The Lightning Thief) and Michael Ruby (Ethan Frome), and featuring F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Holler If You Hear Me) and Sarah Beth Pfeifer (Legally Blonde, The Lightning Thief), the show makes its New York debut following its recent development at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse). (more...)

Fairy Tales Get Musical Makeover in Libra Theater's ROYAL FABLES, Beginning Previews 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Libra Theater Company, in association with The TR?F, presents the World Premiere of ROYAL FABLES a new musical that explores the lives of classic and not-so-classic fairy tale princesses. Featuring book, music and lyrics by Nick Luckenbaugh, the production is directed by Megan Mekjian starring a cast of 18. Previews begin October 30 at Access Theater. (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF as the featured production of its 26th annual Free Summer Theatre Program in New York City. THE LIGHTNING THIEF began performances on July 21, 2014 at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and continues through Friday, August 22, 2014. Opening night is set for tonight, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Casting Update for EPIC FAIL, a New York Musical Theatre Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Casting has been announced for the new edition of Marc Eardley's EPIC FAIL directed by Marc Eardleyand presented Off-Broadway at The Laurie Beechman Theater by Graydon Gund and The New York Musical Theatre Festival. There will be three performances of EPIC FAIL July 8th at 9:30, and July 12th at 5:00 and 8:00pm. Tickets for EPIC FAIL went on sale June 16th. (more...)

Composers Announced for EPIC FAIL, a New York Musical Theatre Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Contributing composers have been announced for the a new edition of Marc Eardley's EPIC FAIL directed by Marc Eardley and presented Off-Broadway at The Laurie Beechman Theater by Graydon Gund and The New York Musical Theatre Festival. There will be three performances of EPIC FAIL July 8th at 9:30, and July 12th at 5:00 and 8:00pm. Tickets for EPIC FAIL went on sale June 16th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of THE LIGHTNING THIEF Off-Broadway; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, is pleased to announce the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF as the featured production of its 26th annual Free Summer Theatre Program in New York City. THE LIGHTNING THIEF begins performances on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and continues through Friday, August 22, 2014. Opening night is set for Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Stage Adaptation of THE LIGHTNING THIEF to Strike Off-Broadway this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF as the featured production of its 26th annual Free Summer Theatre Program in New York City. (more...)

DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S) Plays 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) tonight, May 2nd at 11pm. The evening will be hosted by Lauren Marcus, and features the music of Joe Iconis, Rob Rokicki, Ryan Scott Oliver, and Zoe Sarnak. (more...)

DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S) Set for 54 Below, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) on May 2nd at 11pm. Conceived and Produced by Megan Minutillo, the evening will be hosted by Lauren Marcus and Molly Model, and features the music of Joe Iconis, Rob Rokicki, Ryan Scott Oliver, and Zoe Sarnak. (more...)

Two River Theater Announces 2014-15 Season, Featuring New Play Written and Helmed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2014/15 Season. The year will include world-premiere plays and musicals that have been developed at the theater, including Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, a new play written and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson; and Be More Chill, a musical by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz, adapted from the novel by Ned Vizzini and directed by Scott Ellis. The season will also include a range of world masterpieces and American classics, and work for audiences ages three and up (more...)

DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S) Set for 54 Below, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) on May 2nd at 11pm. Conceived and Produced by Megan Minutillo, the evening will be hosted by Lauren Marcus and Molly Model, and features the music of Joe Iconis, Rob Rokicki, Ryan Scott Oliver, and Zoe Sarnak. (more...)

Meet the Composers of MURDEROUS MUSICAL MONDAYS- Spotlight on Joe Iconis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two are teaming up with some of New York's brightest up and coming composers and BroadwayWorld.com every Monday night for their spring concert series, Murderous Musical Mondays. Composer Joe Iconis contines the series on Monday, May 5, 2014, immediately following the 7pm performance of Murder for Two at New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street). Performers will include Liz Lark Brown, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Seth Eliser, Lauren Marcus, Jeremy Morse, Lance Rubin, Jared Weiss, and Jason "SweetTooth" Williams. (more...)

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