Susan Derry News

Jonathan Tunick Recipient of Signature Theatre's Sondheim Award
by Charles Shubow - Apr 13, 2014

Famed orchestrator honored at fund-raiser at the Embassy of Italy. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Pamela Myers & Ron Raines Set for Signature Theatre's Sondheim Gala Honoring Jonathan Tunick, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

On April 7, 2014, Broadway stars Heidi Blickenstaff, Pamela Myers, and Ron Raines will perform alongside an 18-piece orchestra as Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honors renowned orchestrator and longtime Stephen Sondheim collaborator, Jonathan Tunick. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick, Rachel Potter and More Set for Carnegie Hall COMMUNITY SING Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2013

Today, February 3 at 5 p.m., in the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, Carnegie Hall gives Broadway fans the exclusive opportunity to sing along with the brightest stars of today at a FREE Community Sing presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Mandy Gonzalez, Rachel Potter, Caesar Samayoa, and many more join Leslie Stifelman, musical director and conductor of Chicago: The Musical, and host Thomas Cabaniss in guiding the audience through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, West Side Story, Rent, and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick, Rachel Potter and More Set for Carnegie Hall COMMUNITY SING, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

On Sunday, February 3 at 5 p.m., in the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, Carnegie Hall gives Broadway fans the exclusive opportunity to sing along with the brightest stars of today at a FREE Community Sing presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Mandy Gonzalez, Rachel Potter, Caesar Samayoa, and many more join Leslie Stifelman, musical director and conductor of Chicago: The Musical, and host Thomas Cabaniss in guiding the audience through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, West Side Story, Rent, and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Signature Theatre Presents AMVP: Next Generation Honorees Showcase, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2011

In July 2010, Signature Theatre continued its dedication to supporting new voices in the theater by awarding special Next Generation 'honoree grants' to composers Joshua Schmidt (Adding Machine, A Minister's Wife) and Joshua Rosenblum (Einstein's Dreams, Fermat's Last Tango) to develop new works for the theatre - and on December 4th at 8:00pm, both Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Rosenblum will be sharing selections from projects they are currently working on from their commissions. (more...)

Signature Theatre Presents AMVP: Next Generation Honorees Showcase, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2011

In July 2010, Signature Theatre continued its dedication to supporting new voices in the theater by awarding special Next Generation 'honoree grants' to composers Joshua Schmidt (Adding Machine, A Minister's Wife) and Joshua Rosenblum (Einstein's Dreams, Fermat's Last Tango) to develop new works for the theatre - and on December 4th at 8:00pm, both Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Rosenblum will be sharing selections from projects they are currently working on from their commissions. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Feature SATURDAY NIGHT Concert, 10/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2011

For its 22nd season, Signature Theatre is celebrating their signature composer Stephen Sondheim by presenting his very first musical, Saturday Night (1953) as a concert event for four performances only on Saturday, October 29th (2pm and 8pm) and Sunday, October 30th (2pm and 7pm). This rarely performed hidden gem from America's foremost musical theater composer features a book by Julius and Philip Epstein, with music and lyrics - unperformed in full until 1997 - by Sondheim. This special limited engagement will be directed by Signature's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Side by Side by Sondheim, The Hollow) and the Music Director is Jon Kalbfleisch. Limited seating is still available, with single ticket prices at $41 each. Saturday Night will play in Signature's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Feature SATURDAY NIGHT Concert, 10/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

For its 22nd season, Signature Theatre is celebrating their signature composer Stephen Sondheim by presenting his very first musical, Saturday Night (1953) as a concert event for four performances only on Saturday, October 29th (2pm and 8pm) and Sunday, October 30th (2pm and 7pm). This rarely performed hidden gem from America's foremost musical theater composer features a book by Julius and Philip Epstein, with music and lyrics - unperformed in full until 1997 - by Sondheim. This special limited engagement will be directed by Signature's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Side by Side by Sondheim, The Hollow) and the Music Director is Jon Kalbfleisch. Limited seating is still available, with single ticket prices at $41 each. Saturday Night will play in Signature's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney Lead Signature's Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret Series; Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2011

Virginia's Signature Theatre heats up during the dog days of summer with their annual Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret, a 3-week series featuring thirteen individual acts sure to keep things red hot. (more...)

Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney Lead Signature's Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2011

Virginia's Signature Theatre heats up during the dog days of summer with their annual Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret, a 3-week series featuring thirteen individual acts sure to keep things red hot. (more...)

Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney Headline Signature's Summer Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2011

Virginia's Signature Theatre heats up during the dog days of summer with their annual Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret, a 3-week series featuring thirteen individual acts sure to keep things red hot. Headlining the talented array of solo artists assembled will be Tony Award® nominee Marc Kudisch (Broadway's 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, andThoroughly Modern Millie) with his What Makes Me Tick cabaret coming straight from Feinstein's. Broadway star Julia Murney (Elphaba in Wicked and a Drama Desk nominee for The Wild Party) will also be performing for two nights with her own mix of renowned stage songs. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Visit 'Sunset Blvd' at the Signature for a Wonderful Journey
by Charles Shubow - Jan 10, 2011

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Musical Gets a Top Notch Production Directed by Eric Schaeffer (more...)

Signature Theatre Hosts Pride Night Celebration 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2011

Signature Theatre will be wasting no time ringing in the new year. The Tony Award-winning Theatre will be hosting "Pride Night" on Friday, January 7, 2011 - a special event for members of the GLBT community. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at SUNSET BOULEVARD at Signature!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2010

Signature Theatre presents the legendary Hollywood musical Sunset Boulevard running through February 13, 2011 and BWW is very excited to present a video sneak peek at the production! (more...)

Signature Theatre Hosts Pride Night Celebration 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2010

Signature Theatre will be wasting no time ringing in the new year. The Tony Award-winning Theatre will be hosting "Pride Night" on Friday, January 7, 2011 - a special event for members of the GLBT community. (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theater Presents Sunset Boulevard
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2010

Signature Theatre presents the legendary Hollywood musical Sunset Boulevard running through February 13, 2011. (more...)

Signature Theatre Celebrates the Holiday Season by Hosting Pentagon Night 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2010

Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre is embracing the spirit of the holiday season by hosting "Pentagon Night" on Wednesday, December 22nd. (more...)

Signature Theatre Celebrates the Holiday Season by Hosting Pentagon Night 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2010

Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre is embracing the spirit of the holiday season by hosting "Pentagon Night" on Wednesday, December 22nd. (more...)

Photo Flash: New SUNSET BLVD. Production Stills from Signature!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

Signature Theatre presents the legendary Hollywood musical Sunset Boulevard running through February 13, 2011. Headlining the production is Broadway's Florence Lacey Evita; Hello Dolly!; Signature's Follies as the tragic silent film star Norma Desmond, complemented by D.B. Bonds The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Signature's The Visit as Joe, Susan Derry Wonderful Town as Betty, and Ed Dixon The Iceman Cometh, The Three Musketeers as Max von Mayerling. Three time Helen Hayes Award winner J. Fred Shiffman is Sheldrake and Washington favorite Harry A. Winter is Cecil B. DeMille. (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre's SUNSET BLVD.
by BWW Photo Special - Dec 14, 2010

Signature Theatre presents the legendary Hollywood musical Sunset Boulevard running through February 13, 2011. Headlining the production is Broadway's Florence Lacey Evita; Hello Dolly!; Signature's Follies as the tragic silent film star Norma Desmond, complemented by D.B. Bonds The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Signature's The Visit as Joe, Susan Derry Wonderful Town as Betty, and Ed Dixon The Iceman Cometh, The Three Musketeers as Max von Mayerling. Three time Helen Hayes Award winner J. Fred Shiffman is Sheldrake and Washington favorite Harry A. Winter is Cecil B. DeMille. (more...)

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