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Fran Drescher & More Join the 2016 GENII AWARDS Presenters LineupFran Drescher & More Join the 2016 GENII AWARDS Presenters Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Fran Drescher, Emmy® Award-winning journalist and TV host Shaun Robinson and Theranos Chief Creative Officer Patrick Thomas O'Neill have been added as presenters for the 57th Annual Genii Awards. (more...)

Tony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at GoodspeedTony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa  appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena  as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. (more...)

Senator Barbara Boxer & More Join 2016 GENII AWARDSSenator Barbara Boxer & More Join 2016 GENII AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The awards will be hosted by Erica Olsen, Emmy®-nominated on-air host for CBS2/KCAL9 and will be held on Thursday, May 5th as part of Digital Hollywood at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series Continues This Sunday with HENRY AND MUDGETheatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series Continues This Sunday with HENRY AND MUDGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Theatreworks USA will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Sunday April 3rd, with Henry and Mudge? was adapted by bookwriter/lyricist Kait Kerrigan and composer/lyricist Brian Lowdermilk (Jonathan Larson Award-winners) and is based on the best-selling books by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson. Henry and Mudge premiered Off-Broadway in July 2006 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. This 60-minute musical is recommended for ages 4 and up. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein, Jenn Thompson, Gabriel Barre and More to Helm Shows at Goodspeed in 2016Daniel Goldstein, Jenn Thompson, Gabriel Barre and More to Helm Shows at Goodspeed in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled five exciting teams to transform their diverse season of musicals from page to stage. (more...)

Rashidra Scott, David Harris and Stephen DeRosa to Star in ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed Musicals; Cast Announced!Rashidra Scott, David Harris and Stephen DeRosa to Star in ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed Musicals; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

All aboard! Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2016 season at The Goodspeed with the Broadway hit ANYTHING GOES, and the company just announced a star-packed cast. (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with HENRY AND MUDGE, 2/13Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with HENRY AND MUDGE, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Theatreworks USA will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Saturday, February 13th, with Henry and Mudge? was adapted by bookwriter/lyricist Kait Kerrigan and composer/lyricist Brian Lowdermilk (Jonathan Larson Award-winners) and is based on the best-selling books by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson. Henry and Mudge premiered Off-Broadway in July 2006 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. This 60-minute musical is recommended for ages 4 and up. (more...)

Travel Channel Kicks Off THE TRIP: 2016 Dream Adventure GiveawayTravel Channel Kicks Off THE TRIP: 2016 Dream Adventure Giveaway
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Travel Channel kicks off its fourth annual sweepstakes and network event, 'The Trip: 2016,' which features a $100,000 dream adventure giveaway. (more...)

Andy Mientus, Margo Seibert and More to Celebrate Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Songbook Release at Feinstein's/54 BelowAndy Mientus, Margo Seibert and More to Celebrate Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Songbook Release at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Feinstein's/54 Below will present Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk's music in concert to celebrate the release of their new songbook on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Piper Perabo Leads John Pollono's LOST GIRLS, Opening Tonight at MCC TheaterPiper Perabo Leads John Pollono's LOST GIRLS, Opening Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of John Pollono's LOST GIRLS. The production is directed by Jo Bonney who last collaborated with playwright John Pollono on MCC's critically acclaimed production of Small Engine Repair. LOST GIRLS opens tonight, November 9. It is scheduled through November 29, 2015. (more...)

Hal Leonard Releases Kerrigan-Lowdermilk SongbookHal Leonard Releases Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Songbook
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The songbook includes new arrangements of 17 of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk's most popular songs, including "Run Away With Me," "My Party Dress," "Say The Word," and more. (more...)

Piper Perabo Leads John Pollono's LOST GIRLS, Beginning Tonight at MCC TheaterPiper Perabo Leads John Pollono's LOST GIRLS, Beginning Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of John Pollono's LOST GIRLS. Golden Globe nominated star of stage and screen, Piper Perabo-who recently completed five seasons of the USA's popular drama series 'Covert Affairs' for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination, and was last seen onstage in the Broadway and MCC Theater productions of Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty-stars alongside Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO's 'Girls'), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Tasha Lawrence (Good People, The Whale), and newcomers Lizzy DeClement and Josh Green. (more...)

Victoria Clark to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE; Cabaret Lineups CompleteVictoria Clark to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE; Cabaret Lineups Complete
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the cast for the SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE and the SONGWRITERS CABARET at the 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16. Both events take place at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). In person registration for industry members will be available on Thursday at 9:30 AM at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). (Please note the admission process for each event in the individual descriptions.) (more...)

From Stage to Screen and Back Again, Sarah Hyland's Musical MomentsFrom Stage to Screen and Back Again, Sarah Hyland's Musical Moments
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 10, 2015

The majority of Americans know Sarah Hyland as Haley, the super-hot oldest daughter of Phil and Claire Dunphey on ABC's hit comedy MODERN FAMILY. But, we theatre fans remember her as young Jackie Bouvier (who would grow to become a Kennedy) in the Tony-winning Original Broadway production of GREY GARDENS. Of course, the most astute amongst us will point out that she played Molly, the littlest orphan, in the 1999 TV movie version of ANNIE that starred Victor Garber, Audra McDonald, Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming, Krisitin Cenoweth, and more. (more...)

Travel Channel to Premiere New Original Series 50/50, 10/4Travel Channel to Premiere New Original Series 50/50, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2015

'50/50' is an action-packed, 50-hour getaway worth $50,000 that starts when two Travel Channel hosts find unsuspecting people on the street and ask a simple question -- can you leave right now? (more...)

MCC Theater Taps Television Star to Lead John Pollono's LOST GIRLS; Full Cast SetMCC Theater Taps Television Star to Lead John Pollono's LOST GIRLS; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

MCC Theater has just announced the the New York premiere of John Pollono's Lost Girls, BroadwayWorld has confirmed.  Golden Globe nominated star of stage and screen, Piper Perabo-who recently completed five seasons of the USA's popular drama series "Covert Affairs" for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination, and was last seen onstage in the Broadway and MCC Theater productions of Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty-stars alongside Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO's "Girls"), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Tasha Lawrence (Good People, The Whale), and newcomers Lizzy DeClement and Josh Green.  (more...)

VIDEO: Composer/Lyricist Brian Lowdermilk Interviews His #MusicalBFF, AMAZING GRACE's Josh YoungVIDEO: Composer/Lyricist Brian Lowdermilk Interviews His #MusicalBFF, AMAZING GRACE's Josh Young
by Michael Dale - Sep 21, 2015

Self-proclaimed MusicalBFFs chat about meeting at Young People's Theatre Workshop, using 'Run Away With Me' as an audition song and being cast as a roller-skating rapper. (more...)

New Musicals by High School & College Students Set for SHOWSEARCH TodayNew Musicals by High School & College Students Set for SHOWSEARCH Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

After a nationwide search for new short musicals created by young writers, the six final shows have been selected for SHOWSEARCH, produced by The Festival of New American Musicals in residence at University of California, Irvine. (more...)

New Musicals by Students to Debut at SHOWSEARCH, TodayNew Musicals by Students to Debut at SHOWSEARCH, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

After a nationwide search for new short musicals created by young writers, the six final shows have been selected for SHOWSEARCH, produced by The Festival of New American Musicals in residence at University of California, Irvine. (more...)

New Musicals by Students to Debut at SHOWSEARCH, 8/29New Musicals by Students to Debut at SHOWSEARCH, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

After a nationwide search for new short musicals created by young writers, the six final shows have been selected for SHOWSEARCH, produced by The Festival of New American Musicals in residence at University of California, Irvine. (more...)

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