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York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS to Close This SundayYork Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS to Close This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The York Theatre Company world premiere production of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody) concludes its limited engagement this Sunday afternoon, March 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

York's TEXAS IN PARIS to Host Talkback Following Matinee TomorrowYork's TEXAS IN PARIS to Host Talkback Following Matinee Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

The York Theatre Company will offer a Special Talkback Panel with the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis, Senior Pastor of Middle Collegiate Church and Michael Dinwiddie, Acting Associate Dean at The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, immediately following tomorrow's matinee, February 21 at 2:30 p.m. of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar. (more...)

Sally Struthers, Annie Golden & Mary Testa Set for York's CHEER WARS Readings; Hunter Foster Will DirectSally Struthers, Annie Golden & Mary Testa Set for York's CHEER WARS Readings; Hunter Foster Will Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the new musical Cheer Wars with book & lyrics by Gordon Leary and music by Karlan Judd. TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY: Thursday, February 19 at 3:00 p.m. and Friday, February 20 at 12:00 p.m.at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The readings are open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of TEXAS IN PARISPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of TEXAS IN PARIS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 6, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues) directs this two character play based on a true story, with music supervision by Amy Jones. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS, Starring Lillias White & Scott Wakefield, Opens TonightYork Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS, Starring Lillias White & Scott Wakefield, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues) directs this two character play based on a true story, with music supervision by Amy Jones. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lillias White & Scott Wakefield in York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARISPhoto Flash: First Look at Lillias White & Scott Wakefield in York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the world premiere below! (more...)

York Delays First Performance of TEXAS IN PARIS Due to Inclement WeatherYork Delays First Performance of TEXAS IN PARIS Due to Inclement Weather
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Everyday Songs, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues) directs this two character play based on a true story, with music supervision by Amy Jones. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARISPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The York Theatre Company, in association with Everyday Songs, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Lillias White & Scott Wakefied to Lead York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARISLillias White & Scott Wakefied to Lead York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Everyday Songs, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues) directs this two character play based on a true story. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell have a Luminous BRIGHT STAR on the HorizonBWW Reviews: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell have a Luminous BRIGHT STAR on the Horizon
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 7, 2014

What I found so utterly engaging about the world premiere of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical BRIGHT STAR is its complete unpretentiousness. Certainly its musical style --American bluegrass with a heaping helping of laid back mountain charm -- has the kind of lilting homespun ease that makes you feel like you're listening to the neighborhood jug band on mama's back porch, and there's something oddly comforting about that. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carmen Cusack, Wayne Alan Wilcox and More in Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Carmen Cusack, Wayne Alan Wilcox and More in Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Old Globe presents World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed byWalter Bobbie, Bright Star runs now through November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run through September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR Begins Tonight at The Old Globe - Meet the Cast!Photo Flash: Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR Begins Tonight at The Old Globe - Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

The Old Globe presents World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run tonight, September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run tonight, September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast and creative team below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Old Globe presents World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast and creative team below! (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company Presents GOLDEN BOY OF THE BLUE RIDGE, 7/14Prospect Theatre Company Presents GOLDEN BOY OF THE BLUE RIDGE, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) announces a one-show-only concert reading of the company's original bluegrass musicalGolden Boy of the Blue Ridge, on Monday, July 14th at 7pm (doors open 6pm) at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, www.lpr.com. (more...)

Casting Announced for O'Neill Center's 2014 National Music Theater Conference's THE WAR DEPT. and THE WHITE CITYCasting Announced for O'Neill Center's 2014 National Music Theater Conference's THE WAR DEPT. and THE WHITE CITY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today casting for the 2014 National Music Theater Conference. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Paulette Haupt, the Conference runs from June 28 to July 11, and will be instrumental in the development of two new musicals. (more...)

Casting Announced for O'Neill Center's 2014 National Music Theater Conference's THE WAR DEPT. and THE WHITE CITYCasting Announced for O'Neill Center's 2014 National Music Theater Conference's THE WAR DEPT. and THE WHITE CITY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today casting for the 2014 National Music Theater Conference. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Paulette Haupt, the Conference runs from June 28 to July 11, and will be instrumental in the development of two new musicals. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company to Present Concert Reading of THE FLOOD, 10/19Prospect Theater Company to Present Concert Reading of THE FLOOD, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) announces a one-show-only concert reading of their original musical The Flood, on Saturday, October 19th at 3pm. First developed by Prospect in 2000-2001, with a subsequent full production in 2006, the book, music and lyrics of this new musical are by founding company members Peter Mills and Cara Reichel. This special encore concert presentation will raise funds to support Prospect's work developing new musicals by emerging writers. The concert is directed by Cara Reichel and music directed by Daniel Feyer. (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast and Creatives Set For Birdland TonightHANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast and Creatives Set For Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2013

Ghostlight Records will celebrate their Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY another special event this month. Green will host the concert Amanda Green and Friends at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street) tonight, September 29 at 6:00 PM to celebrate the album's release. Her special guests will include Keith Carradine, Allison Case, Jenn Colella, Van Hughes, Janet Krupin, Kathleen Monteleone, Jim Newman, Jacob Ming-Trent, Jon Rua and William Youmans. The singers will be backed by members of the original Broadway 'Pit Crew' for Hardbody, including Musical Director Matt Gallagher on piano, Skip Krevens on pedal steel, Shannon Ford on drums and Skip Ward on bass. (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast and Creatives Set for Barnes & Noble TodayHANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast and Creatives Set for Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Ghostlight Records will celebrate their Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical HANDS ON A HARDBODYwith two special events in September. Amanda Green, the show's co-composer and lyricist and book writer Doug Wright, as well as several stars of the show, will appear at an in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side (150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues). The event will feature original Broadway cast members Keith Carradine, Keala Settle, Janet Krupin, Corey March, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Jim Newman, Connie Ray, Jon Rua and Dale Soules. The exclusive event will take place tonight, September 4 at 7:00 PM. Call (212) 369-2180 for details. (more...)

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