Sam Forman News

VOLLEYGIRLS Benefit for It Gets Better Project, Hosted by Susan Blackwell, Set for 54 Below, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Chicago Fire's Monica Raymund of Sisu Theatrical Productions, LLC, Jacob Harvey of Cave 76 Productions, LLC and Jordi Coats present a cabaret-style concert of VOLLEYGIRLS, which will include tunes from the breakout hit from the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival, as well as, revisit some old fan favorites from earlier incarnations. The concert, hosted by Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), will benefit the It Gets Better Project at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street), Broadways premier Supper Club on Wednesday, July 30th at 9:30pm. Tickets range from $30-$55 with proceeds going to benefit the It Get's Better Project plus $25 food and beverage minimum, are available at www.54Below.com. (more...)

Ars Nova Now Accepting Applications for Play Group 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Ars Nova is now accepting applications for Play Group, a vibrant and eclectic group of emerging writers who gather twice a month at Ars Nova to share new work and get peer feedback. The group offers members the chance to develop their plays with peer support; to be inspired by each other's work; to form collaborative relationships; and to build a strong sense of community within Ars Nova. All emerging playwrights are eligible for membership. If selected, new members will be invited to join for a period of two years beginning in January of 2015. (more...)

FABLE Makes History at NYMF, 7/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

H. S. Kaufman (Book) and Christopher Anselmo (Music and Lyrics) are twenty year-old artists who have written a highly anticipated and groundbreaking musical about what some might describe as a soul-searching and terrifying milestone in the American culture - High School Graduation. (more...)

Katie Thompson, Hannah Elless, Cedric Neal & More to Star in THE MOON AND THE SEA Concert Reading at The Cutting Room, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

On May 5th, Katie Thompson (Giant, 'So You Think You Can Dance'), Hannah Elless (Godspell, Somewhere in Time, The Other Josh Cohen), Cedric Neal (After Midnight, Porgy and Bess), Blake Whyte (Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Patrick Newton (Blue Man Group), and Isaac Woofter (War Horse) will star in the premiere New York presentation of The Moon and the Sea, a new musical by Creighton Irons. (more...)

NJ Rep Premieres New Musical DATE OF A LIFETIME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will present the new musical 'Date of a Lifetime' with book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr., produced in association with Hat on a Hat, LLC, tonight, March 6 through April 6, 2014 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch. Marlo Hunter is the Director/Choreographer and Daniel Rein is the Musical Director. (more...)

DATE OF A LIFETIME to Run 3/6-4/6 at NJ Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

It's a jungle out there! Finding a soul mate can be an exhausting experience for lonely hearts looking for love in all the wrong places. But for Marvin and Katie, it's kismet when their eyes first meet at a speed dating event. During their brief time together, they imagine what their lives would be like if they allowed this momentary encounter to evolve to the next level. Their decisions may determine their entire future and whether this will turn out to be a date from hell or a date of a lifetime. (more...)

Cutting Edge Composers Concert, The Skivvies, Sondheim Unplugged & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Susan Blackwell Set to Host Cutting-Edge Composers Concert at 54 Below, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Title of Show's Susan Blackwell will host Cutting-Edge Composers at 54 Below on 2/17 at 9:30pm! She will be joined by Broadway performers Ben Platt (Book of Mormon), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Emma Hunton (Next to Normal) and many more as they present material from new musicals by up-and-coming composers. Tickets are available at http://54below.com/artist/cutting-edge-composers. (more...)

NJ Rep to Premiere New Musical DATE OF A LIFETIME, 3/6-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will present the new musical 'Date of a Lifetime' with book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr., produced in association with Hat on a Hat, LLC, on March 6 through April 6, 2014 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch. Marlo Hunter is the Director/Choreographer and Daniel Rein is the Musical Director. (more...)

AMERICAN HUSTLE, HER, BREAKING BAD & More Among Today's Writers Guild of America Nominees
by Movies News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be revealed in dual ceremonies today, Feb. 1, in Los Angeles and New York City. Today, the nominees for television, film, video games, and more were announced. Check them out below! (more...)

Nic Rouleau & Donna Vivino Join Julia Murney, Nick Blaemire & More in CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS Concert at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Nic Rouleau, currently starring in The Book of Mormon on Broadway, and Donna Vivino, who played Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, will sing songs from brand new musicals in the Cutting-Edge Composers concert at 54 Below on 2/17 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off 2014 With GAME PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. An evening of original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles, Game Play features Peter Benson, Marcia DeBonis, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Ben Graney, Susan Heyward, Jessica Love and Carmen Zilles. This production plays 10 performances, today, January 29 - February 8. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off 2014 with GAME PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. Game Play, set to play 10 performances from today, January 29 - February 8, features original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles (more...)

Julia Murney, Van Hughes & More Set for Cutting-Edge Composers at 54 Below, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

On February 17th at 9:30pm, Cutting-Edge Composers will present their fifth concert at 54 Below! Committed to showcasing up-and-coming musical theatre writers by providing them with concert venues, Broadway performers and musicians, Cutting-Edge Composers has an exclusive video spotlight on Broadwayworld.com. The concert, directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto, with Musical Direction by Julie McBride and Benjamin Rauhala, will feature songs from new musicals in the works. (more...)

Ars Nova Announces Cast for GAME PLAY, Running 1/29-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. An evening of original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles, Game Play features Peter Benson, Marcia DeBonis, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Ben Graney, Susan Heyward, Jessica Love and Carmen Zilles. This production plays 10 performances, January 29 - February 8. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/4-1/5/2014
by - Jan 05, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 5, 2014 - Sunday, January 5, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Allison Posner & Monica Raymund Perform 'The Way You Move' from Eli Bolin & Sam Forman's VOLLEYGIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 05, 2014

This week's featured composers are Eli Bolin and Sam Forman whose song 'The Way You Move' from their new musical VOLLEYGIRLS, was performed by original cast member Allison Posner and producer Monica Raymund at at the Laurie Beechman Theater. (more...)

NYMF Hit VOLLEYGIRLS Receives New World Stages Development Prize
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

VOLLEYGIRLS, the breakout hit from the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), adds The New World Stages Development Prize Award to their list of accomplishments. VOLLEYGIRLS, produced by NYMF, MONICA RAYMUND of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, and JACOB HARVEY of CAVE 76 PRODUCTIONS, performed to sold-out houses for nine performances in the 10th Anniversary Season of NYMF at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036) in July. (more...)

Ars Nova to Kick Off 2014 with GAME PLAY, 1/29-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. Game Play, set to play 10 performances from January 29 - February 8, features original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles. (more...)

FIST IN MOUTH to Begin 12/10 at the Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Cherry Lane Theatre, under the direction of Angelina Fiodellisi, presents the world premiere of Fist In Mouth, a new play written and directed by Dan Hasse. (more...)

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