Thomas Meehan News

Fight from the Heart! ROCKY First Listen - Preview Five Songs from the Original Broadway Cast Recording!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

The new original Broadway cast recording of ROCKY will be released on May 27th, 2014, and the show just revealed a preview of five tracks from the album. Click below to get a first listen! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Nuevo tráiler del remake de 'Annie'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 15, 2014

Sony Pictures ha lanzado un nuevo tráiler internacional del remake de 'Annie', que se estrenará en España el 25 de diciembre. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - All-New International Trailer for ANNIE!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Sony Pictures has released a new, international trailer for their upcoming ANNIE remake. (more...)

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Under the direction of multi-talented performer, director and theatrical creator, Ricky Graham, and starring Rivertown Theaters' co-artistic director, Gary Rucker, Young Frankenstein, will debut in New Orleans May 9 - 24, closing out the 2014 Spring line-up on the theater's Main Stage. The multi-award winning musical, with the Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and Music & Lyrics by Brooks, is an inspired re-imagining of Mel Brooks' classic comedy movie masterpiece. (more...)

VIDEO: Andy Karl & Margo Seibert 'Having Time of My Life' in ROCKY; Watch 'Today' Appearance
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, the stars of Broadway's “Rocky: The Musical,” stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to chat with anchor Matt Lauer about starring in the Broadway version of the Oscar-winning film. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON, ANNIE & More Set for Broadway In Jacksonville's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase has announced the 2014-2015 Broadway in Jacksonville Season! From the creators of South Park and winner of nine Tony Awards, THE BOOK OF MORMON will play a limited one-week engagement from February 3-8, 2015. The New York Times calls it 'the best musical of this century' and Entertainment Weekly says it's 'the funniest musical of all time.' Season subscribers receive priority ticket opportunities to shows so a season subscription is the best way to guarantee seats to THE BOOK OF MORMON. (more...)

VIDEO: Sylvester Stallone Reveals 'No One Wanted Me for Rocky'
by TV News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Sylvester Stallone stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC and revealed that the powers that be in Hollywood did want him to play the iconic role of boxing champ Rocky Balboa. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Today' Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway's ROCKY
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

TODAY's Willie Geist got an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the new "Rocky" musical, Sylvester Stallone's adaptation of his Oscar-winning film (more...)

Palo Alto Players Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 4/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Palo Alto Players is excited to introduce audiences to a Dr. Frankenstein that Mary Shelley could never have imagined. Reanimated from Mel Brooks' 1974 film, Brooks and Thomas Meehan (The Producers) have teamed up again to create the musical Young Frankenstein. With material just as funny today as it was thirty years ago, this monstrously good musical is super-charged with laughter and fun. Join Dr. Frankenstein (that's "Fronk-en-steen"!) and the rest of this delightfully deranged cast of characters on a wild ride through Transylvania. Young Frankenstein will run for 11 performances (April 25-May 11, 2014) at the Lucie Stern Theater, located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Tickets are on sale now by ordering online at www.paplayers.org or calling 650.329.0891. (more...)

ROCKY Original Broadway Cast Recording Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 5/27
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 27, 2014

The original cast recording for the new Broadway production of screen-to-stage adaptation of ROCKY is now available for pre-order. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - ROCKY's Margo Seibert
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 26, 2014

ROCKY's Margo Seibert talks exclusively to BroadwayWorld about why her Broadway debut was truly art imitating life. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/26- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2014

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Fulton's 'Puttin' on the Ritz' with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 23, 2014

Director Marc Robin and a great cast put on the Ritz with the musical version of Mel Brooks' favorite comedy (more...)

Twitter Watch: ROCKY- Neil Patrick Harris Visits Broadway's ROCKY
by BWW Staff - Mar 22, 2014

On Twitter Watch, ROCKY wrote ' Last night, @ActuallyNPH from @HedwigOnBway experienced ROCKY!' (more...)

Possum Point Players Accepting Director's Applications for 2015 Season Through 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Possum Point Players will soon be selecting directors for their 2015 season. Interested directors should obtain applications from Jim Hartzell at jlhart8@mchsi.com, or (302) 856-6166-H or (302) 381-4898. Deadline for submission is April 15. Director's will be chosen for the following shows and approximate seasonal time frames: (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All-New Commercial for Broadway's ROCKY
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2014

A brand new commercial for the new Broadway musical ROCKY has premiered which calls the innovative production 'A Theatrical Game Changer'. Get a first look below! (more...)

Breaking: ROCKY Original Broadway Cast Recording Gets May Release; Track List Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Universal Music Enterprises, Stage Entertainment USA, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sylvester Stallone announced today the forthcoming release of the new original Broadway cast recording of ROCKY, on May 27th, 2014 (UMe). ROCKY has an original score by the Tony Award-winning team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once On This Island), who are the album's producers; additionally the score incorporates the iconic songs 'Eye Of The Tiger' and 'Gonna Fly Now.' The musical, which opened Thursday, March 13th at the historic Winter Garden Theatre, stars Andy Karl as Rocky, Margo Seibert as Adrian (making her Broadway debut), Terence Archie as Apollo Creed and features a superb ensemble. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Dr. Frankenstein and The Monster Sing FROZEN's 'Let It Go' at Drury Lane
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2014

Although Drury Lane Theatre's Young Frankenstein closed yesterday, Dr. Frankenstein (Devin DeSantis) and The Monster (Travis Taylor) are still going strong with their own rendition of the ridiculously popular Let It Go from Disney's Frozen. Scroll down to listen! (more...)

Revamped! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Adaptations
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 16, 2014

From the magical romances of ALADDIN and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY to the perils of showbiz in CABARET, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and ACT ONE; from the gripping physicality of ROCKY to the revolutionary tune of LES MISERABLES and the friendship and loss of OF MICE AND MEN, this season runs the gamut when it comes to captivating tales. BroadwayWorld has rounded up this season's musical adaptations and the plays, books and films that inspired them. Scroll down for the list, and be sure to let us know your favorites! (more...)

BWW TV: The Italian Stallion Takes Over Broadway- Chatting with the ROCKY Company on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2014

ROCKY hit Broadway Thursday night, officially opening with stars Andy Karl and Margo Seibert at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. The show features an original score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 1976 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Rocky.The production is directed by Alex Timbers, with choreography by Steven Hoggett, and Kelly Devine. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand at the after party to chat with the full company and you can check out what they had to say on opening night below! (more...)

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