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About Face Theatre Presents LE SWITCH World Premiere at Theatre WitAbout Face Theatre Presents LE SWITCH World Premiere at Theatre Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to open its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere romantic comedy LE SWITCH by Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins, directed by Stephen Brackett and presented by special arrangement with Doug Nevin. LE SWITCH plays January 15 - February 21, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with THE LIGHTNING THIEF This SundayTheatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with THE LIGHTNING THIEF This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Sunday, January 31st, with The Lightning Thief, a musical adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. The Lightning Thief features a book by Joe Tracz with music, lyrics, & orchestrations by Rob Rokicki. The Off-Broadway premiere of The Lightning Thief was nominated for Outstanding Musical by the Lortel Awards in 2015. This 60-minute musical is recommended for audiences age 8 and up. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in PhiladelphiaLineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.  Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.  The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's LE SWITCH World PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's LE SWITCH World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

About Face Theatre opens its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere romantic comedy LE SWITCH by Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins, directed by Stephen Brackett and presented by special arrangement with Doug Nevin. LE SWITCH plays now through February 21, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Friday, January 22 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz About BE MORE CHILLBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz About BE MORE CHILL
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 19, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of About Face Theatre's LE SWITCH World PremierePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of About Face Theatre's LE SWITCH World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

LE SWITCH will feature AFT Artistic Associates Mitchell Fain and Elizabeth Ledo with La Shawn Banks, Stephen Cone and Collin Quinn Rice. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

About Face's LE SWITCH Begins Performances in January at Theater WitAbout Face's LE SWITCH Begins Performances in January at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

About Face Theatre is pleased to open its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere romantic comedy LE SWITCH by Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins, directed by Stephen Brackett and presented by special arrangement with Doug Nevin. LE SWITCH will play January 15 - February 21, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.org, by calling (773) 404-7336 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Friday, January 22 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' TrackJoe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' Track
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater announce the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new musical BE MORE CHILL, with a U.S. Digital Release today, October 30; and international digital release today, November 13; with physical CDs in stores and online Today, December 18. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In the Recording Studio for Joe Iconis' BE MORE CHILL Cast Album, Out Today!STAGE TUBE: In the Recording Studio for Joe Iconis' BE MORE CHILL Cast Album, Out Today!
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2015

Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater have released the Original Cast Recording of the new musical BE MORE CHILL in digital formats today, October 30. Check out a special 'Making of the Cast Album' video -- featuring several songs along with exclusive footage of the recording session, the production and interviews with the cast and creative team -- below! The international digital release will be on Friday, November 13; with physical CDs in stores and online Friday, December 18. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital TodayJoe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater announce the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new musical BE MORE CHILL, with a U.S. Digital Release today, October 30; and international digital release on Friday, November 13; with physical CDs in stores and online Friday, December 18. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' TrackJoe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' Track
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater announce the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new musical BE MORE CHILL, with a U.S. Digital Release on Friday, October 30; and international digital release on Friday, November 13; with physical CDs in stores and online Friday, December 18. (more...)

About Face Theatre to Present LE SWITCH at Theater WitAbout Face Theatre to Present LE SWITCH at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

About Face Theatre is pleased to open its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere romantic comedy LE SWITCH by Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins, directed by Stephen Brackett and presented by special arrangement with Doug Nevin. LE SWITCH will play January 15 - February 21, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 6, 2015 at www.aboutfacetheatre.org, by calling (773) 404-7336 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Friday, January 22 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Stable Cable Lab Co. to Stage Max Baker's BECAUSE ME at The Wild Project, 10/29-11/7Stable Cable Lab Co. to Stage Max Baker's BECAUSE ME at The Wild Project, 10/29-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Stable Cable Lab Co. will present Max Baker's un-romantic comedy, Because Me. The production will play a limited engagement at the Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street between Avenues A and B) October 28-November 7. Performances will be October 29, 30, & 31, November 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 at 7:30pm, Saturday, October 31 & November 7 at 2pm, and Monday, November 2 at 1pm. Tickets ($2-$20) can be purchased in advance at www.stablecablelabco.org or by calling OvationTix at(866) 811-4111. Tickets are being sold on a sliding scale, with the price increasing $2 every performance day.  (more...)

InViolet Theater Company's SOMMERFUGL Begins Next MonthInViolet Theater Company's SOMMERFUGL Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

InViolet Theater Company, under the direction of Founding Co-Artistic Directors Michael Henry Harris and Angela Razzano, In association with Melanie Maras, Bryan Tallevi and Andrea Kiefer have announced the off-off Broadway run of SOMMERFUGL, a new play written by Bixby Elliot inspired by the true story of Lili Elbe, the first person to have gender reassignment surgery in 1930. The production begins previews September 19 at the 4th Street Theater (83 East 4th Street) and will have its official opening on September 24. Stephen Brackett directs.  www.InViolettheater.com (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 OpeningPhoto Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

SUMMER SHORTS 2015 began at 59E59 Theaters, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Director), on July 17 and continues through August 29. The Off-Broadway Opening Party was held at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria last night, August 10, in New York City, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the festivities below! (more...)

About Face Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season to Feature Chicago Premieres & MoreAbout Face Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season to Feature Chicago Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce its 20th Anniversary Season, featuring three productions new to the Chicago stage, plus a series of staged readings celebrating its two extraordinary decades in Chicago. The 2015-16 Season kicks-off with the world premiere romantic comedy LE SWITCH by Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins, directed by Stephen Brackett, presented by special arrangement with Doug Nevin. The season continues with the Chicago premiere drama after all the terrible things i do by A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. The mainstage season concludes next spring with the Chicago premiere of the dark comedy THE SECRETARIES by The Five Lesbian Brothers, directed by Bonnie Metzgar. About Face is pleased to announce all three productions will be presented at its new resident theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL to Receive Cast RecordingJoe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Ghostlight Records will record the Original Cast Album of Be More Chill, the new musical which recently had its world premiere production at Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ. Be More Chill has music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. The show was directed by Stephen Brackett with Chase Brock serving as choreographer. Also available on Ghostlight is the cast recording of Things To Ruin - The Songs of Joe Iconis and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree. To sign up for updates on Be More Chill, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/be-more-chill. (more...)

NJ Rep to Present NOBODY'S GIRL, 8/20-9/20NJ Rep to Present NOBODY'S GIRL, 8/20-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the U.S. Premiere of Nobody's Girl by Australian Playwright Rick Viede.  (more...)

SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Kicks Off Today at 59E59 TheatersSUMMER SHORTS 2015 Kicks Off Today at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

SUMMER SHORTS 2015 comes to 59E59 Theaters, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Director), today, July 17. (more...)

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