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CLONED! Adds 7/19 Performance at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Following a sold-out Opening Night performance, THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and SPIEGEL AND WOLPOW PARTNERSHIP have announced a second extension performance of CLONED!, a two of a kind sci-fi musical set in the Manhattan of the 90s, with book by Jacey Powers (Picking Up - DR2 Theater) & Dan Wolpow (Keepers: A Broadway Benefit at Studio 54), lyrics by Dan Wolpow, music by Adam Spiegel (Camp Rolling Hills - 2013 NYMF Next Link Project Finalist), choreographed by Ryan Kasprzak (TV: Smash, So You Think You Can Dance; Tour: Billy Elliot; NYMF: Volleygirls), music direction by Julianne B. Merrill (NYMF: Mother Divine) and directed by Tom Wojtunik (Children of Eden - NY IT Award Outstanding Musical; Urinetown - NY IT Award Outstanding Musical; The Miss Education of Jenna Bush - FringeNYC Best Solo Show & Audience Favorite; Edenville - NY IT Award Nominee Best Director; NYMF: The Groove Factory). (more...)

CLONED! Set for NYMF, 7/7-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and SPIEGEL AND WOLPOW PARTNERSHIP have announced the world premiere production of CLONED!, winner of The New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2013 Developmental Reading Award, an Official Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project and a Grand Jury Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival, with book by Jacey Powers (Picking Up - DR2 Theater) & Dan Wolpow (Keepers: A Broadway Benefit at Studio 54), lyrics by Dan Wolpow, music by Adam Spiegel (Camp Rolling Hills - 2013 NYMF Next Link Project Finalist), choreographed by Ryan Kasprzak° (TV: Smash, So You Think You Can Dance; Tour: Billy Elliot; NYMF: Volleygirls), musical direction by Julianne Merrill° and directed by Tom Wojtunik° (Children of Eden - NY IT Award Outstanding Musical; Urinetown - NY IT Award Outstanding Musical; The Miss Education of Jenna Bush - FringeNYC Best Solo Show & Audience Favorite; Edenville - NY IT Award Nominee Best Director; NYMF: The Groove Factory). (more...)

APAC's ALLEGRO to Run 5/1-17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The Award-Winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) and Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik are pleased to announce their production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II's ALLEGRO, choreographed by Christine O'Grady, musical directed by Julianne B. Merrill and directed by Wojtunik. ALLEGRO will play a limited engagement at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. Performances begin Thursday, May 1 and continue through Today, May 17. Opening Night is Today, May 3 (8 p.m.). (more...)

APAC's ALLEGRO Extends Through 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Award-Winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) and Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik are pleased to announce the one-week extension of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II's ALLEGRO, choreographed by Christine O'Grady, musical directed by Julianne B. Merrill and directed by Wojtunik, as his last production as Artistic Director. ALLEGRO, of which Theatermania says, Wojtunik brings 'to elegant life,' will extend a week at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. began Thursday, May 1 and will now continue through Saturday, May 24. Opening Night was Saturday, May 3 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center Hosts APAC Talkback After ALLEGRO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The Astoria Performing Arts Center is excited to announce an APAC Talk-Back in conjuction with their upcoming production of Allegro today, May 10, 2014 immediately following the 2pm performance. (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center to Host APAC Talkback with 5/10 Performance of ALLEGRO
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

The Astoria Performing Arts Center is excited to announce an APAC Talk-Back in conjuction with their upcoming production of Allegro on Saturday, May 10, 2014 immediately following the 2pm performance. (more...)

APAC's ALLEGRO Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

The Award-Winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) and Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik are pleased to announce their production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II's ALLEGRO, choreographed by Christine O'Grady, musical directed by Julianne B. Merrill and directed by Wojtunik. ALLEGRO will play a limited engagement at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. Performances begin tonight, May 1 and continue through Saturday, May 17. Opening Night is Saturday, May 3 (8 p.m.). (more...)

APAC's Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) announced today that Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik will be stepping down from his position as Artistic Director on June 30th, 2014. During Wojtunik's six years as Artistic Director, he successfully raised the company's artistic profile and solidified APAC's place as a respected developer and producer of new works. For his final production, he will direct Rodgers & Hammerstein's rarely seen Allegro, opening May 1st, 2014. (Critics are invited to all performances.) (more...)

Erin Moore Named Executive Director at Astoria Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) announced today, that as of April 14, 2014, Erin Moore will be the new Executive Director, replacing Taryn Sacramone, who resigned last June. This is the culmination of a nearly year-long search for that candidate whose love for the performing arts is matched only by her commitment to further the cultural vibrancy of Queens. Moore's first production as Executive Director will be Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, directed by APAC's Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik, opening May 1st, 2014. (more...)

APAC's ALLEGRO to Run 5/1-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Award-Winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) and Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik are pleased to announce their production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II's ALLEGRO, choreographed by Christine O'Grady, musical directed by Julianne B. Merrill and directed by Wojtunik. ALLEGRO will play a limited engagement at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. Performances begin Thursday, May 1 and continue through Saturday, May 17. Opening Night is Saturday, May 3 (8 p.m.). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 2014 BROADWAY CHARITY SONGS at Le Poisson Rouge - All the Performances!
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2014

Broadway Gives Back and Seaview Productions presented the 'Second Annual Broadway Charity Songs' benefit concert on February 24, 2014. 'Broadway Charity Songs' has paired a group of award-winning musical theatre composers with a group outstanding charities and tasked them with composing an original song inspired by the work of that charity. The result is a group of songs gifted to the charities - with the hope that the songs 'go viral' -- increasing awareness for these outstanding organizations. Scroll down to watch all of the performances! (more...)

Teal Wicks, Natalie Weiss, Lilli Cooper & More Set for Second Annual Broadway Charity Songs Concert Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2014

Broadway Gives Back and Seaview Productions will present the "Second Annual Broadway Charity Songs" benefit concert. "Broadway Charity Songs" has paired a group of award-winning musical theatre composers with a group outstanding charities and tasked them with composing an original song inspired by the work of that charity. The result is a group of songs gifted to the charities - with the hope that the songs "go viral" -- increasing awareness for these outstanding organizations. (more...)

Horse Trade Theater Group to Host 2nd Annual CABARET ALL-STARS SHOWDOWN, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Cabaret Showdown is a monthly game show that offers a unique mixture of live karaoke and Jeopardy. Contestants are asked to sing selections from various musical categories listed on the Official Game Board with no knowledge of what the song will be until right before they sing. To level the playing field all songs are popular standards, each contestant is given a copy of the sheet music and accompanied by a live pianist. The winner receives a free booking at UNDER St. Marks for their very own showcase. Whether you are a contestant or in the audience you are guaranteed to have a blast! (more...)

THE COTTAGE and More Set for APAC's 13th Season, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), recipient of the 2012 Caffe Cino Fellowship Award from the Innovative Theatre Foundation, has announced their 13th season will include a world premiere play by Sandy Rustin (Rated P (for Parenthood)) THE COTTAGE, directed by Adam Dannheisser (Rock of Ages, resident director), and Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik. APAC's performance venue is located at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. In the meantime, APAC's Board of Directors is in the midst of a search to find a new Executive Director, visit apacny.org for more information. (more...)

THE COTTAGE and More Set for APAC's 13th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), recipient of the 2012 Caffe Cino Fellowship Award from the Innovative Theatre Foundation, has announced their 13th season will include a world premiere play by Sandy Rustin (Rated P (for Parenthood)) THE COTTAGE, directed by Adam Dannheisser (Rock of Ages, resident director), and Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik. APAC's performance venue is located at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. In the meantime, APAC's Board of Directors is in the midst of a search to find a new Executive Director, visit apacny.org for more information. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS to Open at Astoria Performing Arts Center, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) has announced Willy Russell's (Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) BLOOD BROTHERS, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill, and directed by Tom Wojtunik. BLOOD BROTHERS will play a limited engagement at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102. Entrance on 30th Road.) Performances begin Thursday, May 2 and continue through Today, May 18. (more...)

APAC Announces BLOOD BROTHERS Extension
by Kelsey Denette - May 14, 2013

THE ASTORIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (APAC) is pleased to announce the one-week extension of Willy Russell's (Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) BLOOD BROTHERS, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill, and directed by Tom Wojtunik. After playing to sold-out audiences and receiving critical acclaim, such as John Simon remarking, 'A tasteful revival of a worthwhile show, which you will want to catch whether or not you have seen the musical before,' BLOOD BROTHERS will extend a week at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102. Entrance on 30th Road). Performances began Thursday, May 2 and will now continue through Saturday, May 25. Opening Night was Saturday, May4 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Colleen Hawks, John Ashley Brown and More in APAC's BLOOD BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2013

The Astoria Performing Arts Center has announced Willy Russell's (Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) BLOOD BROTHERS, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill, and directed by Tom Wojtunik. BLOOD BROTHERS will play a limited engagement at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102. Entrance on 30th Road.) Performances begin tonight, May 2 and continue through Saturday, May 18. Opening Night is Saturday, May 4 (8 p.m.). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Begins at Astoria Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2013

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) has announced Willy Russell's (Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) BLOOD BROTHERS, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill, and directed by Tom Wojtunik. BLOOD BROTHERS will play a limited engagement at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102. Entrance on 30th Road.) Performances begin tonight, May 2 and continue through Saturday, May 18. (more...)

APAC's BLOOD BROTHERS Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2013

THE ASTORIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (APAC) is pleased to announce Willy Russell's (Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) BLOOD BROTHERS, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill, and directed by Tom Wojtunik. BLOOD BROTHERS will play a limited engagement at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102. Entrance on 30th Road.) Performances begin Thursday, May 2 and continue through Saturday, May 18. Opening Night is Saturday, May 4 (8 p.m.). (more...)

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