Sarah Schlesinger News

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 26 Writers of 9 New Musicals Selected for This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director, announced the nine musicals and twenty-six writers selected for the 2014 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, its fourth year of providing working retreats for musical theatre writers. For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 29th, each writing team will have an individual weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their musical. They are provided with a private home, transportation, food, and a stipend. All costs are fully funded by donors including The ASCAP Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, and The Noel Coward Foundation. Writers participating this year include Broadway's Mindi Dickstein (Little Women), this year's Kleban Prize winner Nathan Tysen (Burnt Part Boys), and Peter Mills, past winner of the Kleban, Fred Ebb Award, and Richard Rodgers prize. The musicals' subjects cover 19th century nautical mysteries, 20th century fairy tales, a 1970's gay bar, and modern-day meth addicts. Every score is original and styles include 16th century Renaissance, big band, folk, rock, and electronic music. (more...)

Kim Criswell Stars as Ethel Merman in MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Reading at the Landor Theatre, Now thru 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Merman's Apprentice, a new musical fable with Book and Lyrics by Stephen Cole (Inventing Mary Martin, After the Fair, The Night of the Hunter, The Road to Qatar!) and Music by David Evans (Birds of Paradise, Children's Letters to God) has been chosen to be the opening show as part of London's Landor Theatre's 'From Page to Stage Festival' today, February 11th and 12th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Kim Criswell to Star as Ethel Merman in MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Reading at the Landor Theatre, Feb 11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Merman's Apprentice, a new musical fable with Book and Lyrics by Stephen Cole (Inventing Mary Martin, After the Fair, The Night of the Hunter, The Road to Qatar!) and Music by David Evans (Birds of Paradise, Children's Letters to God) has been chosen to be the opening show as part of London's Landor Theatre's 'From Page to Stage Festival' on February 11th and 12th at 7:30pm. There will be an additional presentation for industry professionals on Feb. 13th at 2:30pm at The Concert Artistes' Association at 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 12/22/2013
by BWW - Dec 22, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/22/2013 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for New Jersey (more...)

Photo Flash: A Wind in the Willows Christmas at Two River Theater Opens 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias, Managing Director Michael Hurst) presentsA Wind in the Willows Christmas, a holiday musical adapted from Kenneth Grahame's novel by composer Mike Reid, lyricist Sarah Schlesinger, and bookwriter Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 12/08/2013
by BWW - Dec 08, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/08/2013 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 12/01/2013
by BWW - Dec 01, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/01/2013 for New Jersey (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theatre Welcomes New Artistic Director Scott Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Bay Street Theatre has announced that Scott Schwartz, a leading voice of the next generation of American theater, has joined Bay Street as its new Artistic Director. Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane hosted the welcome party at a private club in New York City to celebrate his arrival and to introduce him to Bay Street Theatre patrons and members of the Broadway community of actors, directors and producers. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theatre Welcomes Scott Schwartz as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Bay Street Theatre has announced that Scott Schwartz, a leading voice of the next generation of American theater, has joined Bay Street as its new Artistic Director. A special welcome party was hosted last evening by Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane at a private club in New York City to celebrate his arrival and to introduce him to Bay Street Theatre patrons and members of the Broadway community of actors, directors and producers. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Elie Hirschfeld and More Support New Drama League Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

Elie Hirschfeld, and his wife Sarah Schlesinger Hirschfeld, are two of the founding donors for the new Drama League Theater Center, a new, state-of-the-art facility that will bring world-class theater artists, emerging talents, and New York theatergoers together under one roof. The Center is located on the lobby level of the historic former AT&T Building at 32 Avenue of the Americas, in the heart of TriBeCa's arts district. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marilyn Sokol, the Pizzas, the Lanes and More at 2013 Theatre Museum Awards for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2013

The 2013 Theatre Museum Awards for Excellence were held Monday night, June 3rd, at The Players Club. Honorees at the evening's ceremony included the Distinguished Service to the Theatre Award given, posthumously, to Helen Guditis and The Theatre Arts Education Award presented to Emerson College. The evening also included a special tribute to the Palace Theater in honor of its 100th anniversary. The Palace Tribute was a trip back in time to the vaudeville era. Scroll down for photos from the arrivals, ceremony and more! (more...)

Farah Alvin, Tituss Burgess and More Star in New Musical A WIND IN THE WILLOWS CHRISTMAS at Two River Theater, 12/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2012

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and community events for A Wind in the Willows Christmas, a new musical inspired by Kenneth Grahame's children's classic, written by composer Mike Reid, lyricist Sarah Schlesinger, and bookwriter Mindi Dickstein. The world-premiere production is directed by Amanda Dehnert, with music direction by James Sampliner. (more...)

Farah Alvin, Tituss Burgess and More Star in New Musical A WIND IN THE WILLOWS CHRISTMAS at Two River Theater, Now thru 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2012

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and community events for A Wind in the Willows Christmas, a new musical inspired by Kenneth Grahame's children's classic, written by composer Mike Reid, lyricist Sarah Schlesinger, and bookwriter Mindi Dickstein. The world-premiere production is directed by Amanda Dehnert, with music direction by James Sampliner. (more...)

Farah Alvin, Tituss Burgess and More Star in New Musical A WIND IN THE WILLOWS CHRISTMAS at Two River Theater, 12/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2012

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and community events for A Wind in the Willows Christmas, a new musical inspired by Kenneth Grahame's children's classic, written by composer Mike Reid, lyricist Sarah Schlesinger, and bookwriter Mindi Dickstein. The world-premiere production is directed by Amanda Dehnert, with music direction by James Sampliner. (more...)

Two River Theater Announces Fall Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

Two River Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces new information about its fall schedule for the 2012-13 Season. The eight-play season will begin in September with Suzan-Lori Parks directing her own play Topdog/Underdog on the 10th anniversary of its winning the Pulitzer Prize. (more...)

Minnie Driver, Tony Shaloub and More Set for Berkshire Playwrights Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2012

Berkshire Playwrights Lab will present the Berkshire Playwrights Lab 5th Season Gala Celebration on June 9 at 7:30pm and staged readings of new plays on July 11, July 23, August 8, and August 22 at 7:30pm at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, Mass.). (more...)

Two River Theater Announces 2012-2013 Season: PRESENT LAUGHTER Starring Michael Cumpsty and More
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2012

Two River Theater Company today announced the lineup of productions for its 2012-13 Season. (more...)

Berkshire Playwrights Lab Announces 2012 Season: New Work from David Mamet, NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Student Pieces and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2012

Berkshire Playwrights Lab will present the Berkshire Playwrights Lab 5th Season Gala Celebration on June 9 at 7:30pm and staged readings of new plays on July 11, July 23, August 8, and August 22 at 7:30pm at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, Mass.). The company will also co-present with Bard College at Simon's Rock the New York University Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program's Berkshire Musical Theatre Lab on June 24 at 2:00pm at the McConnell Theatre (Bard College at Simon's Rock Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.). (more...)

Two River Theater Company Announces Its 2011-12 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2011

Two River Theater Company Artistic Director John Dias announces the lineup of plays for the theater's 2011-12 Season, the first chosen under his artistic leadership. (more...)

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