Tom Souhrada News

Abigail Shapiro to Star in LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL at Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Producers Theresa Wozunk and Timothy J. Harper announced today that 14 year-old actress, Abigail Shapiro will play the title role in Liberty: A Monumental New Musical. Directed by Evan Pappas, the new musical will play a limited seven-week engagement at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place) Tuesday, October 14 through Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

CLINTON THE MUSICAL to Premiere at New York Musical Theatre Festival, 7/18 - 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

A new musical created by a team of Australian brothers, Paul and Michael Hodge, CLINTON will makes its US debut at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The new musical will be directed by Adam Arian with musical direction by James Dobinson and choreography by Emily McNamara, it will begin performances July 18 through July 25 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or visiting www.nymf.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE KID WHO WOULD BE POPE Gets Reading at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

THE KID WHO WOULD BE POPE by brothers Tom and Jack Megan received the 2013 Richard Rodgers Studio Production Award and Ars Nova produced the corresponding workshop presentations. Directed by West Hyler, the reading featured Jeffrey Lodin, Jillian Louis, Alyse Alan Louis, Angela Grovey, Justin Liebergen, Brian Charles Johnson, Dee Roscioli, Henry Hodges and Courter Simmons. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Ann Crumb and More Set for Industry Reading of DANGEROUS Today
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Today, May 2nd there will be a special industry presentation of the new musical DANGEROUS. Directed by Jeff Whiting, the show is described as 'a 1930s swing-time musical reminiscent of Warner Brothers gangster movies, Hitchcock thrillers, and Casablanca style romance. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Ann Crumb & More Set for Industry Reading of DANGEROUS, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

On Friday, May 2nd there will be a special industry presentation of the new musical DANGEROUS. Directed by Jeff Whiting, the show is described as "a 1930s swing-time musical reminiscent of Warner Brothers gangster movies, Hitchcock thrillers, and Casablanca style romance. (more...)

Michael Park & Colin Hanlon to Lead Reading of New Musical 'CLINTON' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

MICHAEL PARK (Three Penny Opera, How To Succeed) and COLIN HANLON (Modern Family, Rent) will lead the reading of Paul and Michael Hodge's production of the new musical comedy CLINTON THE MUSICAL on Friday, April 25th. This new play, directed by NYMF veteran Adam Arian (Fantasy Football, Arnie the Doughnut), with music direction by James Cunningham (White Christmas Nat'l Tour) is part of the NYMF 2014. Please visit www.nymf.org for tickets and info. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Dec 28 - BIG FISH Rounds Out 2013 with Last SIP and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup. Today's photos come from the casts of BIG FISH, which closes this weekend on Broadway, CHICAGO in the UK, THE FANTASTICKS, WICKED, KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, WHITE CHRISTMAS, NERDS and more! (more...)

Michael Boland, Steven Hauck & More Lead TWELVE ANGRY MEN, Opening Tonight at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

The timeless classic of deliberation and consequence, TWELVE ANGRY MEN by Reginald Rose, opens tonight, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. at the John W. Engeman Theatre and runs through November 3, 2013. (more...)

Michael Boland, Steven Hauck & More to Lead TWELVE ANGRY MEN at John W. Engeman Theater; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

Announcing the cast and creative team for the timeless classic of deliberation and consequence, TWELVE ANGRY MEN by Reginald Rose. Previews begin on Thursday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. with the official opening on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. and running through November 3, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Bolton, Lara Seibert and More in Ogunquit's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

The Ogunquit Playhouse is delighted to announce the casting of John Bolton in the role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in this summer's production of Mel Brooks' hysterical musical comedy Young Frankenstein, on stage July 10 through July 27. Mr. Bolton takes the lead in this wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend, based on Mel Brooks' film masterpiece, as he attempts to bring a corpse to life with plenty of scary and hilarious complications. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Ogunquit Playhouse: Bring Your Tissues; You Will Laugh Until You Cry
by Scott Moreau - Jul 14, 2013

It's hard to imagine the existence of the modern musical comedy without the likes of Mel Brooks. In 2001, his first major foray into the art form premiered on Broadway: The Producers. It went on to win a record 12 Tony Awards, and solidified his role as someone to be reckoned with in the genre. 6 years later, arguably his best, funniest and most popular movie YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN was transformed into a musical on the Great White Way. And if you are lucky enough to see the Ogunquit Playhouse's amazing production of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, you'll wonder why the Broadway production ever closed. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2013

Transylvania mania is about to take over the Ogunquit Playhouse when Mel Brooks' hysterical musical comedy Young Frankenstein hits the stage tonight, July 10 through July 27. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Open 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

Transylvania mania is about to take over the Ogunquit Playhouse when Mel Brooks' hysterical musical comedy Young Frankenstein hits the stage July 10 through July 27. The Ogunquit Playhouse is recreating the Broadway musical, complete with Tony-nominated sets by Robin Wagner and the original Broadway costumes by multi-Tony Award winner, William Ivey Long. Eye-popping special effects and show stopping musical numbers, including 'Puttin' on the Ritz' complete with tap dancing monsters, round out this monstrously fun show. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at John Bolton, Leslie McKinnell, Brad Nacht and More in Gateway's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2013

The Gateway's 2013 season continues with 'Young Frankenstein,' June 12-29 at Bellport's Gateway Playhouse. Based on the movie of the same name, Mel Brooks' Tony nominated 'Young Frankenstein' will be making its Long Island premiere at the region's oldest professional theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Open at Gateway Playhouse Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

The Gateway's 2013 season continues with "Young Frankenstein," June 12-29 at Bellport's Gateway Playhouse. Based on the movie of the same name, Mel Brooks' Tony nominated "Young Frankenstein" will be making its Long Island premiere at the region's oldest professional theatre. (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents MARDI GRAS and THE LAST WORD Operas, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 02, 2013

The York Theatre Company will present a developmental lab of two short operas, Mardi Gras and The Last Word both composed by Mildred Kayden. Directed by Bill Castellino and with music direction by Christopher McGovern, the 3-member company features Jason Mills, Rebecca Pitcher and Tom Souhrada. Performances are set for today, February 2 at 2:30pm & 8:00pm and February 3 at 2:30pm at The York Theatre Company in Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents Mildred Kayden Readings, 2/2 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2013

The York Theatre Company will present a developmental lab of two short operas, Mardi Gras and The Last Word both composed by Mildred Kayden. Directed by Bill Castellino and with music direction by Christopher McGovern, the 3-member company features Jason Mills, Rebecca Pitcher and Tom Souhrada. Performances are set for today, February 2 at 2:30pm & 8:00pm and February 3 at 2:30pm at The York Theatre Company in Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

York Theatre Company to Present MARDI GRAS and THE LAST WORD Operas, Beginning Feb 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

The York Theatre Company will present a developmental lab of two short operas, Mardi Gras and The Last Word both composed by Mildred Kayden. Directed by Bill Castellino and with music direction by Christopher McGovern, the 3-member company features Jason Mills, Rebecca Pitcher and Tom Souhrada. Performances are set for February 2 at 2:30pm & 8:00pm and February 3 at 2:30pm at The York Theatre Company in Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces Mildred Kayden Readings, 2/2 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

The York Theatre Company will present a workshop reading of two short operas, Mardi Gras and The Last Word with book, lyrics an music by Mildred Kayden. Directed by Bill Castelleno and with music direction by Christopher McGovern, the 3-member company features Jason Mills, Rebecca Pitcher and Tom Souhrada. Performances are set for February 2 at 2:30pm & 8:00pm and February 3 at 2:30pm at The York Theatre Company in Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Exclusive Photos: MARY POPPINS Cast Sings 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 20, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. The cast of Broadway's MARY POPPINS was already hard a work this week recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

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