Tom Viertel News

TRU and The Players Theatre to Host April Panel NURTURING NEW WORKS, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center with their April panel, Nurturing New Works: What Producers Can Learn from the National Playwrights Conference on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

New York Tax Credit Proposed to Entice Producers to Bring Touring Productions Upstate
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

On Wednesday, a group of producers and presenters of Touring Broadway; members and representatives of The Broadway League; and elected officials announced a proposed Empire State Live Production Tax Credit to 'Keep Broadway in New York State.' The tax credit would apply to productions that begin their on-stage activities in Upstate New York. (more...)

Jarrod Spector's 'A Little Help From My Friends' Live Album Gets 3/25 Release
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Broadway Records will release Jarrod Spector's 'A Little Help From My Friends: Live At 54 BELOW' digitally and on CD on March 25th, 2014. The CD is available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00IP9ZAG2. The CD will be available in advance to those attending Jarrod's upcoming 54 BELOW concerts on March 10th, 23rd and 24th. Spector will be signing CDs at these 54 BELOW performances as well as at his engagement on March 31st at 54 BELOW. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Close at the Royal George, March 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Producers announced today that the hit off-Broadway comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES, which has entertained Chicago audiences for more than five months, will close at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, on Sunday evening, March 2, at 5pm. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Offers Free Valet Parking; 'Guest Jokesters' Set for Feb-March Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Now in its fifth month at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, the hit comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES continues to make news, by eliminating winter parking woes and offering free valet parking at the theater on weeknights! (more...)

Tickets to O'Neill's 14th Annual Monte Cristo Awards Gala Honoring Meryl Streep Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced that tickets are publicly available for the 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award, honoring Meryl Streep. The award, presented to Ms. Streep at a Gala event in her honor, will be held at the Edison Ballroom, New York City, on Monday, April 21. Individual tickets start at $750, and can be purchased at www.theoneill.org. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Offers Free Valet Parking; 'Guest Jokesters' Set for Feb-March Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Now in its fifth month at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, the hit comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES continues to make news, by eliminating winter parking woes and offering free valet parking at the theater on weeknights! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Will & Anthony Nunziata Return to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 07, 2014

Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as being 'blessed with strong voices and leading man looks,' Will & Anthony Nunziata returned to 54 Below debut with an encore performance of 'Broadway, Our Way,' last night. The singers, actors and recording artists have won acclaim for their concert and symphony performances throughout the country and around the world putting their fresh take on pop standards, Broadway showstoppers, as well as contemporary and classic Italian music. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Commercial Theatre Institute Announces Programming in Marketing, Investor Relations and More for Spring 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of CTI, has announced the Commercial Theater Institute's 2014 Spring Season. CTI is the theatre industry's leading training and professional development program. It covers a wide range of topics, and features over 100 of the most distinguished industry professionals as lecturers and panelists including many Tony Award winning producers. CTI programs include a 14-week program that explores producing in depth, a 3-day intensive introduction to producing and half-day or one day workshops on specialized topics. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Will & Anthony Nunziata's BROADWAY, OUR WAY
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 10, 2014

Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as being 'blessed with strong voices and leading man looks,' Will & Anthony Nunziata made their 54 Below debut with a special one-night only concert 'Broadway, Our Way,' last night. The singers, actors and recording artists have won acclaim for their concert and symphony performances throughout the country and around the world putting their fresh take on pop standards, Broadway showstoppers, as well as contemporary and classic Italian music. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Will & Anthony Nunziata Bring BROADWAY, OUR WAY to 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Jan 10, 2014

Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as being 'blessed with strong voices and leading man looks,' Will & Anthony Nunziata made their 54 Below debut with a special one-night only concert 'Broadway, Our Way,' last night. The singers, actors and recording artists have won acclaim for their concert and symphony performances throughout the country and around the world putting their fresh take on pop standards, Broadway showstoppers, as well as contemporary and classic Italian music. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings SARAH VAUGHAN PROJECT to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 10, 2014

Ann Hampton Callaway just brought The Sarah Vaughan Project to 54 Below, with song selections such as: "Like Someone In Love", "Misty", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Chelsea Bridge", "Night in Tunisia", "Send in the Clowns", and "Like A Lover". Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage with Will & Anthony Nunziata at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Jan 10, 2014

Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as being 'blessed with strong voices and leading man looks,' Will & Anthony Nunziata made their 54 Below debut with a special one-night only concert 'Broadway, Our Way,' last night. The singers, actors and recording artists have won acclaim for their concert and symphony performances throughout the country and around the world putting their fresh take on pop standards, Broadway showstoppers, as well as contemporary and classic Italian music. Check out photos from backstage at their concert below! (more...)

Roy Blount, Janet Davies & Steve Downes to Appear at OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES at the Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Author, humorist and panelist on National Public Radio's Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me program Roy Blount, Jr., plus Chicago media personalities Janet Davies (ABC7) and Steve Downes (WDRV-FM, The Drive) are the latest not-so-old, not-necessarily-Jewish joke tellers making one-night-only appearances in the hit comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, to raise funds for the charities of their choice. A popular addition to the hit comedy production since launching in mid-December, celebrities are making a cameo appearance with their own comedic shtick during the OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES show, with a portion of proceeds from that performance donated to the non-profit charity of the celebrity's choice. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Continues Shows at 54 Below Through Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday returns to the cabaret stage through tomorrow, Sunday, December 29, at 54 Below. (more...)

Commercial Theatre Institute Accepting Applications for 2014 Seminar
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) is now accepting applications for the next 14-week program which will take place on Monday evenings from 7:00pm - 10:00pm between February 10 and May 19, 2014. The entire seminar and course schedule will be announced soon. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HIT LIST and Chita Rivera Preview 54 Below Shows!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 06, 2013

54 Below just welcomed a part of its December line-up for a special performance preview, including Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera (West Side Story, Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Fiddler on the Roof) and the cast of 'HIT LIST' -- Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last 5 Years), Andy Mientus (Carrie, Spring Awakening), Krysta Rodriguez (First Date ,The Addams Family), and Carrie Manolakos (Wicked, Mamma Mia!). Check out photos from the previews below! (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Extends at Royal George Theatre, Announces Celebrity Cameo Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

Nationally acclaimed authors Scott Turow and Sara Paretsky, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (6th District), Illinois State Representative (12th District) Sara Feigenholtz and Chicago society scribe "Candid Candace" Jordan are among some of Chicago's favorite not-so-old, not-necessarily-Jewish joke tellers making one-night-only appearances in the hit comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, to raise funds for the charities of their choice. Officially launching on Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, and continuing at various performances through the coming months, a local celebrity will make a cameo appearance with their own comedic shtick during the OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES show, and a portion of proceeds from that performance will be donated to the non-profit charity of the celebrity's choice. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Katie Thompson Brings CHRISTMAS WITH A 'K' to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 04, 2013

After spending the year "bringing down the house" in Chicago (Variety) and being a "glorious, full-blooded voice" in Giant at the Public Theater (Wall Street Journal), KT sets her sights on Christmas, with a night of carols re-written, standards re-imagined, and New York's finest, funniest voices. Having penned three albums and two-and-a-half musicals, this "rich-voiced powerhouse" (Los Angeles Times) promises to "put the mayhem back in Bethlehem" (Katie Thompson) at 54 Below. Also starring Erin Quill (Avenue Q, The Mikado Project) and Joel Waggoner (Southern Comfort). Directed by Adam Jackman (R.R.R.E.D a Secret Musical, Homo The Musical). Check out photos from her concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Plays 54 Below!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 25, 2013

Which songs does Platinum Award winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway choose in this exciting night of great Broadway, jazz and pop music? As she did in The Streisand Songbook (which earned her two BroadwayWorld.com Awards and a MAC Award for best show of the year), Callaway puts her imaginative musical stamp on thoughtfully chosen gems, with insightful words about the writers and the craftsmanship that make these songs unique and enduring. Accompanied by Ted Rosenthal at the piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums, the spirit of Thanksgiving comes alive with this intoxicating feast of unforgettable music. Check out photos from her first show below! (more...)

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