Tom Kitt News

Photo: Idina Menzel Prepares to Sing National Anthem on Tonight's MLB ALL-STAR GAME
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Broadway's Idina Menzel will be performing the National Anthem and giving a pre-game concert at Target Field, site of the Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota today. (more...)

IF/THEN's Idina Menzel Sings National Anthem at Today's MLB All-Star Game
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Broadway's Idina Menzel will be performing the National Anthem and giving a pre-game concert at Target Field, site of the Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota today. (more...)

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Honored with Record 7 EMMY Nominations!
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The June 2013 broadcast of the American Theatre Wing's 67th Annual Tony Awards® was honored on July 10 with seven Prime Time Emmy Award nominations - the most the Tony Awards show has ever received. (more...)

CBS Leads All Networks with 47 EMMY AWARD Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

CBS led the broadcast networks this morning with 47 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 66th Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the 2013-2014 season. (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Go Inside the Making of the IF/THEN Cast Album with Idina Menzel & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2014

Lots of hard work went into the making of the recently released original cast recording of Broadway's If/Then. In the must-watch video below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the album, featuring clips from the Tony-nominated songs and commentary from Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp and more! (more...)

Anthony Rapp Out of IF/THEN Due to Knee Surgery; Curtis Holbrook to Play 'Lucas' for Several Weeks
by BWW Staff - Jul 09, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Anthony Rapp wrote ' Sad 2 miss several weeks @IfThenMusical while I recover from knee surgery. Great @CurtisHolbrook will play Lucas. Can't wait 2 return soon. Thanks to everyone for the get well wishes. Seems my ACL had been partially torn and finally just blew out. Fortunate to have a great ortho.' (more...)

HIGH FIDELITY to Begin 9/11 at Chapel Off Chapel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Tickets are on sale for the Australian premiere of Broadway rock musical High Fidelity, which will debut at Chapel Off Chapel later from September 11th this year. (more...)

Idina Menzel to Sing National Anthem, Give Free Concert at MLB All-Star Game, 7/15
by TV News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Broadway's Idina Menzel will be performing the National Anthem and giving a pre-game concert at Target Field (more...)

BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Now Accepting Applications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2014, deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins September 15, 2014, and runs through June 2015. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the Lehman Engel Musical Workshop consists of approximately 250 composers, lyricists and book writers who are actively writing new works for the musical theatre. (more...)

Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Accepting Applications for Composers & Lyricists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2014, deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins September 15, 2014, and runs through June 2015. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the Lehman Engel Musical Workshop consists of approximately 250 composers, lyricists and book writers who are actively writing new works for the musical theatre. (more...)

Bruce Coughlin, Michael Starobin, Mel Marvin and Michael John LaChuisa to Lead O'Neill Orchestration Symposium, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director of the National Music Theater Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, will conduct a public symposium on orchestrating musical theater in today's world on Thursday, July 3 at 1:00pm. The Orchestration Symposium comes as the summer conference continues its focus on exploration and role of orchestration and arranging in the development of new work. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's IF/THEN: A NEW MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Stirring but Falls Short
by David Clarke - Jun 28, 2014

Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey collaborated together for a second Broadway musical, IF/THEN. After making a splash with NEXT TO NORMAL, anticipation for IF/THEN was high. Once stars like Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, and LaChanze were attached, theatergoers saw a hit beginning to blossom. The reviews of its opening night on Broadway were mixed, and listening to the Original Broadway Cast Album illuminates why. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 21- 27
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 27, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the opening night of TICK, TICK...BOOM!, the racy opening number from BROADWAY BARES, the Gypsy Robe ceremony of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, and more! (more...)

5th Floor Theatre to Bring DEBBIE DOES DALLAS to NYC, 8/6-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

5th Floor Theatre Company is currently casting for its upcoming production of DEBBIE DOES DALLAS at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street, in New York City this August. Featuring book by Susan L. Schwartz and music & lyrics by Andrew Sherman, Tom Kitt and Jonathan Calicutt, the show will be directed by Nikki DiLoreto, August 6 through the 9th, 2014. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL to Play The Merc, 7/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Next to Normal will play one weekend only, Friday July 11, Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13th 2014 at The Merc in Temecula, California. Tickets are priced at $30.00 and can be purchased by visiting www.CabaretAtTheMerc.com or www.TemeculaTheater.org or by calling the Old Town Community Theater Box Office at 1-866-653-8696. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Idina Menzel & IF/THEN Cast Celebrate 100th Performance at Richard Rodgers Theatre!
by Walter McBride - Jun 26, 2014

Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Jenn Colella and the company of Broadway's If/Then just celebrated a special milestone at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The company gathered backstage and marked the musical's 100th performance with cake, and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Check out photos below! (more...)

Idina Menzel Comes to Radio City Music Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, currently starring in IF/THEN on Broadway, comes to Radio City Music Hall tonight, Monday, June 16. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/14-6/15/2014
by - Jun 15, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 15, 2014 - Sunday, June 15, 2014. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes RENT, IF/THEN Star Anthony Rapp
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 15, 2014

On Monday, June 16th the Theater People Podcast welcomes 'If/Then' and 'Rent' star Anthony Rapp. Topics discussed include Rapp's two year journey helping to bring 'If/Then' to the Broadway stage (he's been with the show since even before the workshop phase), collaborating with the show's creators Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt to create the character of Lucas, and reuniting with friend and 'Rent' co-star Idina Menzel (he has high praise for her work ethic, talent, and ability to maintain her status as one of Broadway's few 'marquee names'). (more...)

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