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Photo Flash: First Look at NYMF's LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDEPhoto Flash: First Look at NYMF's LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography.  BroadwayWorld has your first look at the NYMF production below! Check it out! (more...)

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE to Present Preview Cabaret at The West End LoungeLUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE to Present Preview Cabaret at The West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Before their August 3rd opening at NYMF, LUDO's Broken Bride is presenting a... 'Broken Bride Preview Cabaret' on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) at The West End Lounge 955 West End Avenue (at 107th Street).  (more...)

LUDO's BROKEN BRIDE Set for New York Musical Festival, 8/2-6LUDO's BROKEN BRIDE Set for New York Musical Festival, 8/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography. Adapted by Stacey Weingarten (NYMF: Les Enfants de Paris, Rescue Rue) with additional story and arrangements by Dana Levinson, the cast of 14 includes Spencer Clark (Regional: West Side Story, Romeo In Your Arms), Carson Higgins (Nat. Tour: American Idiot; NYMF: The Runaway Clone), Larry Hamilton (Off Bway: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Captain Louie), Catherine Landeta (Regional: The King and I, Avenue Q, Bat Boy), Melissa Hunter McCann (TV: 'Tony Awards'; NY: Carnegie Hall's West Side Story, Encore's Paint Your Wagon), Gabrielle McClinton (Bway: Pippin; 1st Nat. Tour: American Idiot), Brendan Malafronte (Nat. Tour: Annie, The Producers, Singin' in the Rain), Jamen Nathakumar, Jackson Perrin, Devin Richey, Brian Charles Rooney (Bway: The Threepenny Opera; NYMF: Bedbugs!!!), Ashley Talluto (Nat. Tour: Flashdance, West Side Story), Michael Jayne Walker (Regional: Hair, Godspell, Tommy), and Amy Whitcomb (TV: 'The Voice;' 'The Sing-Off'). LUDO's Broken Bride is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Tuesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 6, 2016. (more...)

New York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 SlateNew York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, announced today additional productions and special events for NYMF 2016. THE GOLD, SINGLE, CAMP ROLLING HILLS, LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE, ARTEMIS IN THE PARKING LOT, CRUDE, and MOLLY MURPHY & NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON OUR LAST DAY ON EARTHjoin the previously announced new musicals that will be presented at the 2016 New York Musical Festival from July 11 through August 7 in various venues in Midtown Manhattan. In addition, NYMF is proud to announce additional concerts and special events for the 2016 Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dramatists Guild Fund Presents New Work by DG Fellows; Flaherty & Ahrens, Houdyshell and More Attend!Photo Flash: Dramatists Guild Fund Presents New Work by DG Fellows; Flaherty & Ahrens, Houdyshell and More Attend!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund hosted its annual presentation of new work by DG Fellows at Playwrights Horizons on October 19, 2015. The evening featured excerpts from work by the 2014-2015 class, including Naveen Bahar Choudhury, Camille Darby, Sophie Jaff, Dana Levinson, Kristine M. Reyes, Tim Rosser, Charlie Sohne, Mark Sonnenblick, Aurin Squire, Kathleen Tagg, James A. Tyler, Stacey Weingarten and Ben Wexler. Scroll down for photos from the presentation, including guests Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, Jayne Houdyshell and more! (more...)

The Dramatists Guild Fund to Stage New Works by DG Fellows at Playwrights HorizonsThe Dramatists Guild Fund to Stage New Works by DG Fellows at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund to host annual presentation of new work by DG Fellows at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St) in New York on October 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM. The presentation features excerpts from work by the 2014-2015 class including Naveen Bahar Choudhury, Camille Darby, Sophie Jaff, Dana Levinson, Kristine M. Reyes, Tim Rosser, Charlie Sohne, Mark Sonnenblick, Aurin Squire, Kathleen Tagg, James A. Tyler, Stacey Weingarten and Ben Wexler. (more...)

CLOSING THE GAP to Feature Songs by Levinson & Weingarten at Joe's Pub, 2/16CLOSING THE GAP to Feature Songs by Levinson & Weingarten at Joe's Pub, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Closing the Gap - A Benefit Concert - A special One Night Only Concert featuring the songs of Dramatist Guild Fellows Dana Levinson and Stacey Weingarten. Inspired by an Ira Glass quote, musical theater writing team Levinson and Weingarten air their dirty laundry and reveal the sometimes painful but often hilarious process of closing the gap between artistic taste and ability. All profits from this concert will go to the Levels Teen Center at the Great Neck Library. (more...)

Jon Stewart, Martha Redbone, Ryan Raftery and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/22Jon Stewart, Martha Redbone, Ryan Raftery and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Joe's Pub has announced its nightly performances from February 11-21, 2015. Details below! (more...)

CLOSING THE GAP: THE MUSICALS OF LEVINSON AND WEINGARTEN to Honor Jackie Hoffman at Joe's PubCLOSING THE GAP: THE MUSICALS OF LEVINSON AND WEINGARTEN to Honor Jackie Hoffman at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Closing the Gap - A Benefit Concert - A special One Night Only Concert featuring the songs of Dramatist Guild Fellows Dana Levinson and Stacey Weingarten. (more...)

Drew Gasparini, Alysha Umphress, Caitlin Kinnunen and More Star in LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA Tonight at The Cutting RoomDrew Gasparini, Alysha Umphress, Caitlin Kinnunen and More Star in LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA Tonight at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA, starring Drew Gasparini (John Lennon Songwriting Award), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot) and Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County) will make its world premiere tonight to a sold out audience at The Cutting Room. The concert will also star Randy Blair (Fat Camp) and Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera) with Nate Begle (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Aymee Garcia (Shrek, Avenue Q), Maddy Jarmon (), Dan Kohler (Flashdance), Brendan Malafronte (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Anthea Neri (NAA's Oliver), Azudi Onyejekwe (Violet), and Kate Steinberg. (more...)

AVENUE Q Cast Members in RESCUE RUE, A New Musical Fairytale with Puppets at Signature Center, 7/8-20AVENUE Q Cast Members in RESCUE RUE, A New Musical Fairytale with Puppets at Signature Center, 7/8-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter, LLC present Rescue Rue, a new musical fairytale with puppets; Concept, Book and Additional Lyrics by Stacey Weingarten, and Music and Lyrics by Kate Steinberg & Joshua Zecher-Ross. Stacey Weingarten directs a cast of seven including Jennifer Barnhart* (Bway: Avenue Q), Nate Begle(Off Bway: John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Sarah Liz Haines* (Off Bway: Freckle Face Strawberry), Jason Jacoby* (Off Bway: Avenue Q), Lisa Helmi Johanson* (Off Bway: Avenue Q), Brendan Malafronte (Nat. Tour: John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), and Gretchen Wylder* (Off Bway: 'Til Divorce Do Us Part). Rescue Rue will be staged at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from July 8-20, 2014. A special TDF Autism-Friendly performance will be held at July 20th at 11am. The Pershing Square Signature Center is the official hub of The New York Musical Theatre Festival. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Randy Blair, Brian Charles Rooney & More Join BROKEN BRIDE Concert Cast at The Cutting Room, 6/23Randy Blair, Brian Charles Rooney & More Join BROKEN BRIDE Concert Cast at The Cutting Room, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA, starring Drew Gasparini (John Lennon Songwriting Award), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot), and Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), has announced it's complete casting. Joining Gasparini, Umphress and Kinnunen will be Randy Blair (Fat Camp), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Nate Begle (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Aymee Garcia (Shrek, Avenue Q), Maddy Jarmon, Dan Kohler (Flashdance), Brendan Malafronte (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Althea Neri (NAA's Oliver), Azudi Onyejekwe (Violet), and Kate Steinberg. (more...)

Drew Gasparini, Alysha Umphress & Caitlin Kinnunen to Lead 'BROKEN BRIDE' Concert at The Cutting Room, 6/23Drew Gasparini, Alysha Umphress & Caitlin Kinnunen to Lead 'BROKEN BRIDE' Concert at The Cutting Room, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA, based on the concept album by the alternative rock band LUDO will be presented in a one night only concert event at The Cutting Room on Monday, June 23, tickets are now on sale. The cast will include Drew Gasparini (John Lennon Songwriting Award), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot), and Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Additional casting to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Musicals About Clinton, Oprah, Wikipedia, Zombies and More at the Center of NYMF 2014, Running 7/7-27Musicals About Clinton, Oprah, Wikipedia, Zombies and More at the Center of NYMF 2014, Running 7/7-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the full lineup of productions, concerts, readings and special events for its 11th annual festival. This year's Festival will begin July 7th and continue through July 27th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Nominee Mary Bridget Davies Visits AVENUE QPhoto Flash: Tony Nominee Mary Bridget Davies Visits AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Tony-nominated actress Mary Bridget Davies caught a performance of AVENUE Q at the New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) on Sunday, May 11th, 2014. Scroll down for photos of her with the company! (more...)

Four Original Productions Showcased in 2014 New York Children's Theater Festival, Now thru 5/18Four Original Productions Showcased in 2014 New York Children's Theater Festival, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Four original productions will be showcased today, April 25 to May 18, 2014 as part of the Third Annual New York Children's Theater Festival at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 10 West 64th St. at Central Park West. Check out the full descriptions below! (more...)

BWW JR: 2014 New York Children's Theater FestivalBWW JR: 2014 New York Children's Theater Festival
by Erin Leigh Peck - Apr 21, 2014

It's time for this year's exciting Third Annual New York Children's Festival, running April 25 to May 18. The New York Children's Theater Festival is a spring highlight for NYC families, created to greatly widen the spectrum of existing theater offerings for children and bring new respect and heightened awareness to the art form and the artists involved. NYCTF provides a birthplace in New York City for new live children's entertainment from around the globe, and serves as a platform for writers and producers who are passionate about developing innovative theatrical experiences for children. Here's the low-down on this year's offerings: (more...)

Four Original Productions Showcased in 2014 New York Children's Theater Festival, 4/25-5/18Four Original Productions Showcased in 2014 New York Children's Theater Festival, 4/25-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Four original productions wull be showcased April 25 to May 18, 2014 as part of the Third Annual New York Children's Theater Festival at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 10 West 64th St. at Central Park West. (more...)

BWW JR: 2014 NY Children's Theater Festival: Productions Announced!BWW JR: 2014 NY Children's Theater Festival: Productions Announced!
by Erin Leigh Peck - Oct 29, 2013

Four original productions have been announced for the 2014 New York Children's Theater Festival. Now in it's third year, the festival 'serves family audiences by supporting upcoming artists and industry professionals who are passionate about creating theatrical experiences and productions for children'. The following productions will be showcased in April of 2014: (more...)

Four Original Productions to be Showcased During New York Children's Theater Festival, 5/25-6/18Four Original Productions to be Showcased During New York Children's Theater Festival, 5/25-6/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

The New York Children's Theater Festival co-founders Michael Shawn Lewis, Chelsey Shannon, and Renee Barnett have announced the shows selected for its third season. The four productions are Rescue Rue; Viva Pinocho! A Mexican Pinocchio!; Cinderella, A Fairy God Mother's Tale; and Mythos. (more...)

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