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BWW Reviews: AVENUE ZOO is Fun for All Ages
by Kristina Nungaray - Jul 09, 2013

It is summertime in Houston and the perfect time to get outdoors and explore with family members and friends. What's a better place to visit than the Houston Zoo? This summer, in the first-ever collaboration between the Houston Zoo and Theatre Under the Stars, Houstonians have one more reason to visit the zoo-AVENUE ZOO. It's a good time for the whole family! (more...)

Jackie Burns, Kevin Kern and More Set for 2013 Tanenbaum Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2013

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding will honor New York Times bestselling author Reza Aslan and FJC, A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds, at the 2013 Tanenbaum Awards, Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 pm at The Plaza Hotel. (more...)

Adam Guettel Ends Pace Residency with Concert at Schimmel Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

The Pace University Department of Performing Arts is producing a concert of works by Adam Guettel, performed Tony award-winning composer of the musicals The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins, Myths & Hymns and accompanied by Pace Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Musical Theater students and alumni. (more...)

Adam Guettel to End Pace Residency with Concert at Schimmel Center, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2013

The Pace University Department of Performing Arts is producing a concert of works by Adam Guettel, performed Tony award-winning composer of the musicals The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins, Myths & Hymns and accompanied by Pace Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Musical Theater students and alumni. (more...)

Ryan Scott Oliver, Brett Ryback's DARLING Awarded Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's New Musical Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has announced Darling as the winner of its seventh annual New Musical Award. Written by Ryan Scott Oliver and Brett Ryback, Darling is described as a coming-of-age story about a teenager, Ursula Morgan, who leaves behind her upper-class family and finds herself in the seedy underground of Depression-era Boston -- a world of sex, jazz and a mysterious drug called....fairy dust. (more...)

Pace New Musicals Announces I CAPTURE THE CASTLE and MAKE ME BAD Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Pace University's Pace New Musicals program, dedicated to the discovery of new theater works, and Ryan Scott Oliver, composer-lyricist and producer, will present a staged reading of I Capture the Castle by Marion Adler, Peter Foley and Cara Reichel January 23-27, and its inaugural New Musical Lab, a concert reading of Make Me Bad, by Drew Gasparini and Alex Brightman, which will be presented January 26-27. (more...)

Pace New Musicals Announces 2013 Selection, I CAPTURE THE CASTLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

Pace University's Pace New Musicals program, dedicated to the discovery of new theater works, and Ryan Scott Oliver, composer-lyricist and producer, have selected I Capture the Castle by Marion Adler, Peter Foley and Cara Reichel, as its official 2013 selection. In addition, Pace New Musicals has instated a New Musical Lab beginning with Make Me Bad, by Drew Gasparini and Alex Brightman. (more...)

Ryan Scott Oliver and The Musical Theater Program at Pace University Now Accepting PACE NEW MUSICALS Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2012

Ryan Scott Oliver and The Musical Theater Program at Pace University are currently accepting submissions of new musical theater works for a series of performances at Pace University in January 2013. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Presents MYTHS AND HYMNS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2012

Bob Stillman, Linda Balgord, Anika Larsen and Lucas Steele will lead the cast of Prospect Theater Company's production of Myths and Hymns, Adam Guettel's acclaimed song cycle about memory, loss and redemption. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's MYTHS AND HYMNS Announces Talkback, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2012

Prospect Theater Company will hold a talkback with director Elizabeth Lucas and cast members from the critically-acclaimed production of Adam Guettel's Myths and Hymns following the Thursday, February 23 performance. Among the cast members in attendance will be Bob Stillman, Anika Larsen and Matthew Farcher. In addition, a 5pm performance has been added on Saturday, February 25. The production must close on February 26. (more...)

Review - Myths and Hymns & Broadway Ballyhoo
by Ben Peltz - Feb 11, 2012

When The Public Theater premiered Adam Guettel's Myths and Hymns in 1998 - under the title Saturn Returns - it was presented as a simple song cycle using chamber arrangements of pop, gospel and classical styles in a loose theme of exploring the human relationship to faith, utilizing traditional hymns and ancient myths.  In the new production presented by Prospect Theater Company, director Elizabeth Lucas, through snippets of connecting dialogue and short, silent scenes, gives the evening a bit of a narrative.  The result is too thin to add any dramatic heft, but not so intrusive as to distract from the poetry of the material and the tender and touching performances of her beautifully singing cast. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Presents MYTHS AND HYMNS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2012

Bob Stillman, Linda Balgord, Anika Larsen and Lucas Steele will lead the cast of Prospect Theater Company's production of Myths and Hymns, Adam Guettel's acclaimed song cycle about memory, loss and redemption. (more...)

Bob Stillman, Linda Balgord Lead Prospect Theater's MYTHS AND HYMNS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2012

Bob Stillman, Linda Balgord, Anika Larsen and Lucas Steele will lead the cast of Prospect Theater Company's production of Myths and Hymns, Adam Guettel's acclaimed song cycle about memory, loss and redemption. (more...)

Pace New Musicals Announces Premiere of A LASTING IMPRESSION, 1/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2012

Pace University's Pace New Musicals program, dedicated to the discovery of new theater works, has selected Zoe Sarnak's A Lasting Impression from over 50 submissions as its 2012 most promising show. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Presents MYTHS AND HYMNS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2012

Bob Stillman, Linda Balgord, Anika Larsen and Lucas Steele will lead the cast of Prospect Theater Company's production of Myths and Hymns, Adam Guettel's acclaimed song cycle about memory, loss and redemption. (more...)

Pace New Musicals Announces Premiere of A LASTING IMPRESSION, 1/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012

Pace University's Pace New Musicals program, dedicated to the discovery of new theater works, has selected Zoe Sarnak's A Lasting Impression from over 50 submissions as its 2012 most promising show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pace New Musicals Presents Zoe Sarnak’s A Lasting Impression
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012

Pace University's Pace New Musicals program, dedicated to the discovery of new theater works, has selected Zoe Sarnak's A Lasting Impression from over 50 submissions as its 2012 most promising show. (more...)

Bob Stillman, Linda Balgord Lead Prospect Theater's MYTHS AND HYMNS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2011

Bob Stillman, Linda Balgord, Anika Larsen and Lucas Steele will lead the cast of Prospect Theater Company's production of Myths and Hymns, Adam Guettel's acclaimed song cycle about memory, loss and redemption. (more...)

McCarter Theatre's TEN CENTS A DANCE Opens Featuring Donna McKechnie & Malcolm Gets
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2011

McCarter Theatre Center will open its 2011/2012 season with John Doyle's Ten Cents A Dance: The Music of Rodgers and Hart Friday, September 16 and runs through Sunday, October 9. Ten Cent A Dance is a co-production with Williamstown Theatre Festival where it recently completed a successful run. The show previews Friday, September 9 through Thursday, September 15. (more...)

Pace University Announces Open Submissions for 'Pace New Musicals'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011

The Musical Theater Program at Pace University, which embraces the development of new musicals as part of its mission, is currently accepting submissions of new musical theater works for a series of performances at Pace University in January 2012. Last year's musical was Factory Girls written by Creighton Irons, Sean Mahoney and Maggie-Kate Coleman. (more...)

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