Sean Hagerty News

Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken & Randy Jones to Star in World Premiere of THE ANTHEM Off-Broadway, Begin. 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

JJJ Productions in Association with Culture Project and Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc have announced that the world premiere of THE ANTHEM, an original musical lovingly inspired by the classic Ayn Rand Novella, 'Anthem', with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom will begin previews on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Off-Broadway at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre on 45 Bleecker Street. This musical helmed by Rachel Klein officially opens on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Spiderman's JASON GOTAY, Spring Awakening's REMY ZAKEN and RANDY JONES of The Village People lead a cast of theatrical favorites in this rollicking sci-fi musical, featuring an expansive aerial and circus environment, about a revolt of the young against an evil state. (more...)

Jen Waldman, Jesse Bush & More Will Direct Hangar Theatre's 40th Season Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Hangar Theatre is happy to announce a fantastic lineup of accomplished directors and designers for its 40th Anniversary Mainstage season. While some of these artists are returning to the Hangar from past production favorites, others, including new Artistic Director Jen Waldman, will be making their Hangar debut. The roster includes many talented artists with local ties to Ithaca, including Ithaca College and Cornell University alumni. (more...)

Ithaca Resident David Studwell to Lead Hangar Theatre's RED, 6/12-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Hangar Theatre has announced that Ithaca resident David Studwell will star as artist Mark Rothko in the Tony Award-winning play Red by John Logan, which kicks off the theatre's 40th Mainstage season June 12-21. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Jim Brochu's CHARACTER MAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 06, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir just opened Off-Broadway at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) Wednesday March 5th. This limited run, in previews now, will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night and you can check out what the cast had to say below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of CHARACTER MAN with Jim Brochu
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 06, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir just opened Off-Broadway at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) Wednesday March 5th. This limited run, in previews now, will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jim Brochu in Character Man
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir opens Off-Broadway at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) Wednesday March 5th. This limited run, in previews now, will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. (more...)

Urban Stages Presents CHARACTER MAN, A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir begins an Off-Broadway run at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) tonight, February 28th, with opening night set for Wednesday March 5th. This limited run will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. (more...)

Third Rail Projects' THEN SHE FELL Now On Sale Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed production of THEN SHE FELL, winner of the 2013 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for Outstanding Production, continues to take audiences down the rabbit hole in 2014. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors. Tickets are now on sale through June 29, 2014. (more...)

Urban Stages to Present CHARACTER MAN, A MUSICAL MEMOIR, 2/28-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir begins an Off-Broadway run at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) February 28th, with opening night set for Wednesday March 5th. This limited run will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Tina Chen & More Join URBAN STAGES' WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 Performers Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano have announced additions to WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 performer line-up now running throughSunday, December 15, 2013 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $30 per show (unless otherwise noted).Tickets may be purchased on www.smarttix.com or 212 868-4444. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Director/Lyricist Peter Napolitano On Producing His Third WINTER RHYTHMS Series at Urban Stages, Dec 3-15
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 01, 2013

It may not be like getting a gift on every one of the 12 Days of Christmas, but for cabaret and musical theater lovers, the 5th Annual Urban Stages Winter Rhythms series--presented over a dozen nights at the not-for-profit Off-Broadway theatre on 259 West 30th Street--could be the closest thing to opening a daily present by the tree. From December 3-15, dozens of singers and musicians will perform in an eclectic mix of a dozen shows plus late night and matinee 'extras,' with all the proceeds from ticket sales dedicated to the Urban Stages 'On Tour Outreach Program that brings more than 200 free multicultural theater and music programs to elementary and middle school age children and their families in libraries and schools throughout NYC five boroughs. Three years ago, Urban Stages Artistic Director Frances Hill brought in MAC and Bistro award-winning director, lyricist and producer Peter Napolitano to produce the Winter Rhythms program and broaden its scope.BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Columnist Stephen Hanks recently caught up with the Sol Hurok of Urban Stages to learn how Napolitano has helped Winter Rhythms evolve and to get some insights into this year's program. (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS to Return to Urban Stages, 12/3-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano announces a series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2013, beginning on Tuesday, December 3 and running through Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $30 per show (unless otherwise noted).Tickets may be purchased on www.smarttix.com or 212 868-4444. (more...)

THEN SHE FELL Wins Bessie for Outstanding Performance, Celebrates First Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed production of THEN SHE FELL, which is celebrating its 1-year anniversary this week, has just won the 2013 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for Outstanding Production Performed in a Small Capacity Venue. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors. Tickets are now on sale through January 31, 2014. (more...)

THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE Continues at at La Luz Through 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

RAGING SQUID INK & ERIC SCHMALENBERGER are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Jake Thomas' THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE, which will play a limited engagement, from September 18 - October 13, at La Luz (135 Thames Street, Brooklyn, NY). Previews are Wednesday, September 18 & Thursday, September 19, opening on Friday, September 20. THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE features direction & choreography by Around the World in 80 Days' RACHEL KLEIN & video art direction by Sean Gill. Ben Kato is the lighting designer, with scenic design by Evan Collier, costume design by Juanita Cardenas & the RKP Ensemble Costume Collection, puppet design by Elena Delgado & original music by Sean Hagerty. (more...)

Third Rail Projects' THEN SHE FELL Releases New Block of Tickets thru Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

Third Rail Projects critically acclaimed production of THEN SHE FELL has just been nominated for a 2013 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for Outstanding Production Performed in a Small Capacity Venue. A new block of tickets for October 2013 performances has also just been put on sale for this immersive theater event inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Stage TWELFTH NIGHT, 6/28-7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's premiere professional theatre company, returns to Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken with a free, open-air production of Shakespeare's beloved cross-dressing comedy of true love, Twelfth Night. Set in 19th century Hoboken, the production imagines a resort destination where Orsino and Olivia leisurely while away summer hours in the name of love. (more...)

New York Classical Theatre Brings THE TEMPEST to Battery Park, Now thru 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

New York Classical Theatre will present a free outdoor production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, transforming the Lower Manhattan waterfront into Prospero's fantastical enchanted isle. (more...)

New York Classical Theatre to Bring THE TEMPEST to Battery Park, 7/11-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

New York Classical Theatre will present a free outdoor production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, transforming the Lower Manhattan waterfront into Prospero's fantastical enchanted isle. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Stages TWELFTH NIGHT, Now thru 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's premiere professional theatre company, returns to Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken with a free, open-air production of Shakespeare's beloved cross-dressing comedy of true love, Twelfth Night. Set in 19th century Hoboken, the production imagines a resort destination where Orsino and Olivia leisurely while away summer hours in the name of love. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mile Square Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's premiere professional theatre company, returns to Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken with a free, open-air production of Shakespeare's beloved cross-dressing comedy of true love, Twelfth Night. Set in 19th century Hoboken, the production imagines a resort destination where Orsino and Olivia leisurely while away summer hours in the name of love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

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