Tommy McDowell News

Casting Announced for O'Neill Center's 2014 National Music Theater Conference's THE WAR DEPT. and THE WHITE CITY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today casting for the 2014 National Music Theater Conference. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Paulette Haupt, the Conference runs from June 28 to July 11, and will be instrumental in the development of two new musicals. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT Alumni & More Set for SPREAD THE CHEER Concert at 54 Below, 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

On December 22 (11:30pm), 54 Below will welcome past American Idiots, New York's Indie Rock Band Hey Guy, Montclair State Musical theater Alumni, and more for SPREAD THE CHEER, LET'S GIVE THIS YEAR- a concert to benefit the American Red Cross and disaster relief in the Phillipines. (more...)

Remy Zaken & More Set for BMI-Lehman Engel's SMOKER, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

The BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will present its autumn Smoker, a semiannual showcase of new songs from Workshop writers, on Thursday, November 21 in BMI's New York office. (more...)

'WAYWARD SONS: Kansas, Skynyrd & the Allman Brothers' Opens Tonight at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Ryan Guerra, Sam Sherwood and Tommy will feature in the last 'Music on the Rock' series concert of the season: Wayward Sons: Kansas, Skynyrd & the Allman Brothers opening tonight. Guerra has been in many recent Music on the Rock show's and Sherwood was recently seen in Hank Williams: Lost Highway on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Billy Porter Guests on CITY OF DREAMS Episode 10
by Stage Tube - Oct 01, 2013

Episode 10 of the quirky Musical Web-Series, 'City of Dreams' was released today, Tuesday, October 1st, featuring Billy Porter. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Musical Web-Series CITY OF DREAMS - Episode 9 with Joanna Burns & Joe Conti
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Episode 9 of the quirky Musical Web-Series, 'City of Dreams' was released today, Tuesday, September 17th, featuring Joanna Burns and Joe Conti. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Musical Web-Series CITY OF DREAMS - Episode 8
by TV News Desk - Sep 03, 2013

Episode 8 of the quirky musical web-series 'City of Dreams' was released today, Tuesday, September 3rd. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sarah Stiles, Jon Fletcher and More Appear in CITY OF DREAMS, Episode 7
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2013

Sarah Stiles (Avenue Q, Spelling Bee), Jon Fletcher (Giant, Bonnie & Clyde), Enrico Rodriguez (Rent, Mamma Mia!), EJ Zimmerman (Avenue Q tour), Tommy McDowell (American Idiot tour), and Tim Dolan (Altar Boyz tour) appear in Episode 7 of the new musical comedy web series, 'City of Dreams.' Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Musical Web-Series CITY OF DREAMS - Episode 6
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Episode 6 of the Musical Web-Series, 'City of Dreams' was released on Wednesday, August 14th. Check it out below! (more...)

Hunter Foster, Wesley Taylor & More to Lead Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2013 National Music Theater Conference Selections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has announced cast members for the 2013 National Music Theater Conference. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Paulette Haupt, the Conference will run from June 22 to July 12 and will develop three new musicals. (more...)

Broadway Gives Back Presents BROADWAY CHARITY SONGS at Le Poisson Rouge Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Broadway Gives Back presents a concert entitled 'Broadway Charity Songs!' 'Broadway Charity Songs' has paired a group of award-winning musical theatre composers with a group of outstanding charities and tasked them with composing an original piece that each prospective charity could use for fundraising purposes. The result is a group of songs gifted to the charities - with the hope that the songs 'go viral' while increasing awareness for these outstanding organizations. The concert will take place tonight, March 25th, 2013, 7:30pm at Le Poisson Rouge. (more...)

Broadway Gives Back to Present BROADWAY CHARITY SONGS at Le Poisson Rouge, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Broadway Gives Back has announced an upcoming concert entitled 'Broadway Charity Songs!' 'Broadway Charity Songs' has paired a group of award-winning musical theatre composers with a group of outstanding charities and tasked them with composing an original piece that each prospective charity could use for fundraising purposes. The result is a group of songs gifted to the charities - with the hope that the songs 'go viral' while increasing awareness for these outstanding organizations. The concert will take place on March 25th, 2013, 7:30pm at Le Poisson Rouge. (more...)

MATCHMAKER MATCHMAKER Comes to Ars Nova, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2012

About the show: Matchmaker Matchmaker I'm Willing to Settle! invites you to join "Nikki" as she plunges into the matrix of the world wide web to emerge as a guru of Internet Dating in this new original musical. Throw in accidental pornography, impromptu 24 hour trips to Europe, a video chat romance and you've got an honest, heartbreakingly uplifting story that will delight the single, the not, those wishing they were single again…and everyone in between! (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Rebecca Luker and More Set for Breaking Bread Theatre's Invitation-Only ELLA MINNOW PEA, 10/25 & 26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

New York's newest theater company Breaking Bread Theatre, under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Joe Calarco and Jen Waldman, with Third Coast Creative, present a developmental lab of the new musical Ella Minnow Pea by Larson Award-winning writers Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel. The invitation-only presentations will be held tonight, October 25 - 26. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Rebecca Luker and More Set for Breaking Bread Theatre's Invitation-Only ELLA MINNOW PEA, 10/25 & 26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

New York's newest theater company Breaking Bread Theatre, under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Joe Calarco and Jen Waldman, with Third Coast Creative, present a developmental lab of the new musical Ella Minnow Pea by Larson Award-winning writers Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel. The invitation-only presentations will be held October 25 - 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Billie Joe Armstrong Visits AMERICAN IDIOT's Touring Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2012

Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong made a surprise visit last night to the first national tour of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT. Check out a snapshot below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Evening Saturday Intermission Pic Round-Up - Ricky Martin, NEWSIES and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and regional stars are doing during intermission? Thanks to NEWSIES' Andrew Keenan-Bolger ?(@KeenanBlogger), dedicated performers and excited fans, now you can see for yourself. See below for last night's Saturday Intermission Pics, featuring EVITA's Ricky Martin, the 'Oldsies' of NEWSIES, HOW TO SUCCEED's last SIP show, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 'getting bloody,' and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: AMERICAN IDIOT Backstage Exclusive With Quiet on the Set
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2012

Young Hollywood takes you backstage at the Ahmanson Theatre and behind the scenes of the rockin' musical, 'American Idiot', based on the Grammy-winning Green Day album of the same name! Stars Van Hughes and Jake Epstein rest their pipes and sit down with us to talk about the show's amazing run and success -- hear how Van went from stand-in to leading man, and Jake shares a specific pitfall of spending the entire show on stage! Hosted by Lesley Robins. Check out the behind the scenes video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT National Tour Celebrates 100 Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

The national tour of Green Day's 'American Idiot' just opened in Los Angeles on March 14 at the Ahmanson Theatre. Original Broadway cast member Van Hughes stars as Johnny, a role in which he concluded the 'American Idiot' Broadway run, along with original Broadway cast member Joshua Kobak as St. Jimmy, Jake Epstein as Will, Scott J. Campbell as Tunny, original Broadway cast member Leslie McDonel as Heather, Gabrielle McClinton as Whatsername and Nicci Claspell as The Extraordinary Girl. The national tour of American Idiot celebrated its 100th performance on Friday, March 23 and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside Opening Night of AMERICAN IDIOT in LA!
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2012

The national tour of Green Day's 'American Idiot' just opened in Los Angeles on March 14 at the Ahmanson Theatre. Original Broadway cast member Van Hughes stars as Johnny, a role in which he concluded the 'American Idiot' Broadway run, along with original Broadway cast member Joshua Kobak as St. Jimmy, Jake Epstein as Will, Scott J. Campbell as Tunny, original Broadway cast member Leslie McDonel as Heather, Gabrielle McClinton as Whatsername and Nicci Claspell as The Extraordinary Girl. Check outhighlights from opening night in the video below! (more...)

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