Scott Wittman News

Photo Coverage: Inside CASA VALENTINA's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 24, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Casa Valentina, the play by four-time Tony Award winnerHarvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello just opened last night, April 23, 2014 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New York Pops Spotlight on Capathia Jenkins
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld recently chatted with featured performer Capathia Jenkins about her upcoming appearance in the special celebration: (more...)

Broadway Inspirational Voices to Join NY Pops in Honoring Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman at Carnegie Hall, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

On Monday, April 28, 2014, Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV), under the direction of Michael McElroy (TONY Award Nominee, Big River), will be joining the The New York Pops as it marks its 31st birthday. It will be a grand gala evening celebrating the work of longtime friends and BIV supporters composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman and director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman, as well as the leadership and mentorship work of corporate honoree Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO and Founding Partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services. BIV features members from Motown: The musical, The Lion King, Wicked,Spider-Man, The Book of Mormon, Annie, Kinky Boots, After Midnight and more. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New York Pops Spotlight on Laura Bell Bundy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

BroadwayWorld recently chatted with featured performer Laura Bell Bundy about her upcoming appearance in the special celebration: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Composers Unite for Dramatists Guilds' Anti-Piracy Awareness Event
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 22, 2014

The Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy Committee just hosted their first-ever Anti-Piracy awareness event yesterday, April 21. During the event, established and up-and-coming musical theatre writers paired up to reach out to known sheet music pirates and ask them to take down the links to their sheet music. The day is intended to raise awareness about the problem of sheet music piracy and take steps against the digital distribution of stolen sheet music.BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Lin Manuel Miranda & Jason Robert Brown Join Fight Against Sheet Music Piracy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

At an anti-piracy awareness event hosted by the Dramatists Guild, famed Broadway composers including Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda Green, Stephen Flaherty, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman joined forces to express their support for the cause. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, Todd Almond's THE WINTER'S TALE, New Musical THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE & More Set for Public Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

"The Public's commitment to make theater that matters is brilliantly reflected in the power and diversity of the 2014-15 season," said Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. "Starting with the return of the thrilling Public Works Shakespeare at the Delacorte, and proceeding through three explosive new musicals and major new work by Suzan-Lori Parks and Young Jean Lee, this season is truly of, by and for the people. This is work that we have developed and nurtured, and the artists have responded with astounding bravery and creativity." (more...)

Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT! Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month of June, featuring award-winning stars from stage and screen, including two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Levi Kreis, cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, and Franc D'Ambrosio & Glory Crampton's tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Laura Bell Bundy, Aaron Tveit & More Join Lineup for New York Pops Gala on 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

On Monday, April 28, 2014, The New York Pops marks its 31st birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the work of composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman and director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman, as well as the leadership and mentorship work of corporate honoree Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO and Founding Partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services. Gala Co-Chairs include Neil Heilberg, Todd Korren, William C. Montana, and James A. Read. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are stars Matthew Broderick, Debra Messing, and Sarah Jessica Parker. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops' LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 05, 2014

Yesterday, April 4, 2014, The New York Pops continued its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with Lights, Camera, Action: A Night in Hollywood, featuring the orchestra and Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, to travel through Hollywood history with the music that has transformed film's most iconic scenes into unforgettable moments of passion, fear, love, and hope for generations. The program included a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, a tribute to the movie music of Marvin Hamlisch, selections from Ben-Hur by Miklos Rozsa, and selections from The Mission by Ennio Morricone. BroadwayWorld was there for the event! Check below for photos from the night! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD Rehearsal Photos
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 05, 2014

On April 4, 2014, The New York Pops continued its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with Lights, Camera, Action: A Night in Hollywood, featuring the orchestra and Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, to travel through Hollywood history with the music that has transformed film's most iconic scenes into unforgettable moments of passion, fear, love, and hope for generations. The program included a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, a tribute to the movie music of Marvin Hamlisch, selections from Ben-Hur by Miklós Rózsa, and selections from The Mission by Ennio Morricone. BroadwayWorld was there for the rehearsal. Check below for photos! (more...)

New York Pops Presents LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Tonight, April 4, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with Lights, Camera, Action: A Night in Hollywood, featuring the orchestra and Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, to travel through Hollywood history with the music that has transformed film's most iconic scenes into unforgettable moments of passion, fear, love, and hope for generations. The program will include a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, a tribute to the movie music of Marvin Hamlisch, selections from Ben-Hur by Miklos Rozsa, and selections from The Mission by Ennio Morricone. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony-Winning Superstar Patti LuPone Journeys to the OC with FAR AWAY PLACES
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 27, 2014

To witness---and, yes, hear---Tony Award-winning legend Patti LuPone on a stage live-belting the bejesus out of a note (well, several notes, really) is just another not-so-subtle reminder for newbies and veterans alike why she's such a one-of-a-kind, ultra-talented star in the first place. She can, pretty much, take any piece of music and make it sound... well, effortlessly incredible. The results? Jaws dropped. Audible 'wows' echoed. Cheers were deafening and plentiful. That prowess was certainly in full-display on the evening of March 22, when LuPone came to Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Concert Hall for a one-night-only performance of her latest high-concept concert entitled FAR AWAY PLACES. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Sets 35th Season: CATS, BARNUM, CHICAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, now in its 35th year as the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, has announced its upcoming 2014-15 season of musicals at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta. With five fantastic shows - Andrew Lloyd Webber's international hit Cats, the Broadway blockbuster Chicago, the regional premiere Catch Me If You Can, baseball's greatest hit Damn Yankees, and the big top circus musical Barnum! -- we look forward to continuing to deliver unforgettable theatrical experiences to our patrons! (more...)

Patti LuPone Ventures to FAR AWAY PLACES for Segerstrom Center Cabaret Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Award-winning musical theater superstar, Patti LuPone, who has portrayed some of Broadway's most memorable roles, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a special one-night-only performance of her latest concert, Far Away Places tonight, March 22 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Andrew Rannells Join New York Pops at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Tonight, March 21, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with On Broadway, an evening celebrating some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present, featuring Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells. (more...)

New York Pops to Celebrate the Works of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

On Monday, April 28, 2014, The New York Pops marks its 31st birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the work of composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman and director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman (more...)

Possum Point Players Accepting Director's Applications for 2015 Season Through 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Possum Point Players will soon be selecting directors for their 2015 season. Interested directors should obtain applications from Jim Hartzell at jlhart8@mchsi.com, or (302) 856-6166-H or (302) 381-4898. Deadline for submission is April 15. Director's will be chosen for the following shows and approximate seasonal time frames: (more...)

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