Steven Lutvak News

Mabel Mercer Foundation Announces 25th Anniversary New York Cabaret Convention FOUR MAGICAL NIGHTS, 10/20 - 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

After more than two decades of exciting contribution to the New York musical scene, The Mabel Mercer Foundation hits a new high this autumn by producing its 25th annual New York Cabaret Convention for four evenings, October 20th-23rd. All performances begin at 6 o'clock at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway and 60th Street. (more...)

MTI Acquires Licensing Rights to A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured licensing rights to Broadway's newest Tony Award-winning BEST MUSICAL, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE was the most-nominated show of the season, with 10 nominations and the winningest new show, taking home 4 Tonys (BEST MUSICAL, BOOK, DIRECTION, COSTUMES). It also earned seven Drama Desk Awards (including BEST MUSICAL), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including BEST MUSICAL), and one Drama League Award (BEST MUSICAL). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Jose Llana!
by Ken Womble - Jul 25, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Jose Llana! (more...)

CAUGHT and More Set for Sundance Institute's 2014 Theatre Lab, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the nine projects selected to participate in its 2014 Theatre Lab, July 7-27 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 10 residential labs the Institute will host for artists this summer, collectively representing the most promising new independent theatre and film projects. (more...)

Jerome Elliott Debuts New Cabaret Show at the Arthur Newman Theater, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Local singer and actor Jerome Elliott presents Up In Flames at the Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2 PM. Up in Flames is Elliott's seventh original cabaret show since 2008, following such critically acclaimed shows as Bat Out of Jersey, A Dry Heat, Crawling Back to Broadway, and Sweet Nerd of Youth. Audiences can expect Elliott's trademark witty repartee as he performs a program of "songs so hot, they're cool!" His longtime accompanist and collaborator Charlie Creasy will join him onstage, with a special appearance by Keisha D, Elliott's duet partner for the past two years. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nathan Tysen and Arthur Perlman Receive 24th Annual Kleban Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 24, 2014

The Kleban Foundation's 24th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Nathan Tysen and the 24th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Arthur Perlman.The 2014 prizes were presented last night, June 23, 2014, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI. BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/14 - Stritch on Netflix, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Back in the West End, Maroulis & Henner in the Band and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 24, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: SHOOT ME, the doc about the legendary Elaine Stritch, is now on Netflix, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' returns to the West End, Constantine Maroulis and Marilu Henner lead readings of a new musical and more! (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Darko Tresnjak, Robert Freedman & Steven Lutvak Working on CAMPAIGN OF THE CENTURY Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

In a recent interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Tony-winning director Darko Tresnjak revealed that he is already hard at work with his A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder collaborators on a new musical. Tresnjak has reunited with Robert Freedman and Steven Lutvak for The Campaign of the Century- a musical based on Greg Mitchell's book about Upton Sinclair. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: A Second Take on GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE
by David Clarke - Jun 22, 2014

Back in April, I had the pleasure of reviewing A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (Original Broadway Cast Recording). My initial thoughts were that the recording was witty and intriguing, but without the context of the show I couldn't really connect with it. Conversely, I got to see a recent performance of the Tony Award winning comedic musical. Upon revisiting the album, I can't shake most of the deliciously clever songs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Brings Tony Award Home to Walter Kerr Theatre
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 19, 2014

On the heels of its Tony® Award win for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder brought its award home to the Walter Kerr Theatre yesterday, June 18, to allow fans to pose with the prized medallion immediately following that day's matinee performance. In a special, unprecedented ceremony, fans were invited to hold the 2014 Tony® Award for Best Musical and pose for photos in front of the theater (219 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

DVR ALERT: NBC's Tonight Show to Rebroadcast Performance by GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, 6/26
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

NBC's 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' will rebroadcast the musical performance by the cast of the Tony Award-winning production A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on Thursday, June 26th. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Brings Their Tony Home for Fans to See, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

On the heels of its Tony® Award win for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murderwill bring its award home to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Wednesday, June 18, to allow fans to pose with the prized medallion immediately following that day's matinee performance. In a special, unprecedented ceremony beginning at 4:45 p.m., fans will be invited to hold the 2014 Tony® Award for Best Musical and pose for photos in front of the theater (219 West 48th Street). This event is open to the public, and will end at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW TV: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Robert L. Freedman Celebrates Tony for Best Book of a Musical!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 09, 2014

As we reported last night, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder's Robert L. Freedman won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Freedman had to say below! (more...)

BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 09, 2014

Today, BWW takes an in-depth look at the newly minted winners of theater's most prestigous award! (more...)

Gentleman's Guide y Hedwig son los vencedores de los Tony 2014
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 08, 2014

'A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder' (Mejor Direccion, Mejor Libreto, Mejor Vestuario y Mejor Musical) y 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' (Mejor Actor para Neil Patrick Harris, Mejor Actriz de reparto para Lena Hall, Mejor Iluminación y Mejor Revival de un musical) empatan, en una edicion facilmente olvidable. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Wins 2014 Tony for Best Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical! (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Linda Cho Wins Tony for Best Costume Design in a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER's Linda Cho has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical. New York credits include Theater for a New Audience; Manhattan Theater Company; Second Stage; NY Public Theater; Classic Stage; Atlantic Theater. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Darko Tresnjak Wins Tony for Best Direction of a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Darko Tresnjak won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER. This is Darko Tresnjak's first Tony nomination and his Broadway debut. He is the artistic director of Connecticut's Hartford Stage. He has directed at Theatre for a New Audience, The Public Theater, Old Globe, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Royal Shakespeare Company Complete Works Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Goodspeed Musicals, Long Wharf Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, Vineyard Theater, and Los Angeles Opera. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Robert L. Freedman Wins Tony for Best Book of a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder 's Robert L. Freedman has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Freedman received the Fred Ebb and Kleban awards for the musicals A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Campaign of the Century with Steven Lutvak, and was nominated for Emmy and Writers Guild awards for the television miniseries Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. (more...)

2014 Tony Awards - All The Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

It's finally here! Follow along with BroadwayWorld.com ALL night, while you're glued to CBS on TV for all things Tony Awards. We've got not one, not two, but THREE exclusive live blogs from Michael Dale backstage, superfan BroadwayGirlNYC, and BroadwayWorld.com's West End Editor Carrie Dunn with her trademark British snark (or 'Britsnark' as she calls it). Check out our homepage for ALL things Tonys! (more...)

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