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Feast of Arts Fest Shows to Play the Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre in Cape TownFeast of Arts Fest Shows to Play the Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Cape Town's Alexander Bar, Cafe and Theatre will host a series of seven productions starting on 20 June, all of which are en route to the 2016 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Satire, stand-up comedy, drama, physical theatre, musical theatre, experimental theatre and cabaret all form a part of the diverse line-up. (more...)

19 Musical Theatre Writers Announced for This Summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat19 Musical Theatre Writers Announced for This Summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans announced the 19 writers and 9 new musicals selected for this summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat residencies.  For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 26, each writing team will have a weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their new musical. This year's writers include New York Drama Critics award winner Brian Crawley, Tony nominee Hunter Foster, 2016 Kleban award winner Daniel Goldstein, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist Michele Lowe, Arlen award winner Georgia Stitt, Fred Ebb award winner Adam Gwon, and New Dramatists Loewe Award winner Sarah Hammond. The 9 musicals were selected from among 95 applicants by a distinguished panel: Kent Nicholson of Playwrights Horizons, Donna Lynn Hilton of Goodspeed Musicals, Barbara Pasternack of Theatreworks USA, Steve Stettler of Weston Playhouse, Mara Isaacs of Octopus Theatricals, Drama Desk nominated composer Neil Bartram, and Robert Zukerman, former Director of Theatre at the New York State Council on the Arts.  (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre & Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Extend PLEASE CONTINUEEnsemble Studio Theatre & Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Extend PLEASE CONTINUE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director, Paul A. Slee, Executive Director) and ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION (Doron Weber, Vice-President, Programs) are proud to announce that due to popular demand, the limited engagement of PLEASE CONTINUE, written by Frank Basloe and directed by William Carden, will extend at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019). Presented in association with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, tickets for this production are now on sale at OvationTix.com for performances through Sunday, March 6, 2016. (more...)

Ars Nova Names 2016 Resident ArtistsArs Nova Names 2016 Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Ars Nova continues its support of artists in the early stages of their professional careers through its wide array of unique development programs. Recognizing the critical need for performance as part of the development process, Ars Nova's programs bring bold, innovative new work to the stage all year long, through Project Residencies, concerts, readings, variety shows, workshops, festivals and full productions. Each season, Ars Nova provides audiences over a hundred opportunities to catch something extraordinary. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets Spring 2016 SeasonEnsemble Studio Theatre Sets Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE has announced the continuation of the EST 2015-2016 season. PLEASE CONTINUE by Frank Basloe, directed by William Carden, and presented in association with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will begin performances on February 3, 2016 and officially opens Thursday February 11, for a limited run through February 28, 2016. EST, in association with The Radio Drama Network, and Page 73 Productions will present the world premiere of KENTUCKY, by Leah Nanako Winkler, directed by Morgan Gould, which will begin performances in April for a limited run. Both productions will take place at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Adam Gwon & Sarah Hammond About STRINGBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Adam Gwon & Sarah Hammond About STRING
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 5, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Theatreworks USA Holds Private Reading of New Musical PETE THE CATTheatreworks USA Holds Private Reading of New Musical PETE THE CAT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Theatreworks USA, the nation's premiere producer of theatre for family audiences, held an invitation-only work-in-progress presentation earlier today of their new musical, PETE THE CAT, based on the best-selling book series by Kimberly and James Dean. (more...)

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC 8 Returns to Rockwell with New WorksPhoto Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC 8 Returns to Rockwell with New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

On Wednesday, June 3, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returned to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz for its 8th edition, showcasing the best of new musical theatre writing with an incredible cast of Broadway and local talent. Tony Award-winner Daisy Eagan co-hosted with her partner-in-comedy Jordan Kai Burnett. Bryan Blaskie returned to ALNM for his 7th time as music director. Scroll down for photos of the engaging, exciting, and unpredictable night that was A LITTLE NEW MUSIC 8! (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns to Rockwell TonightA LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns to Rockwell Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Continuing their mission of premiering new and unpublished musical theater tunes, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz with a highly original program featuring Broadway and local talent. Tony Award-winner, Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden), will co-host with her spicy partner-in-comedy, Jordan Kai Burnett (Love is a Battlefield). Bryan Blaskie (Victorian Courting and Zombies) will return as musical director. (more...)

Daisy Eagan & Jordan Kai Burnett to Bring A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to Rockwell, TodayDaisy Eagan & Jordan Kai Burnett to Bring A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to Rockwell, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Continuing their mission of premiering new and unpublished musical theater tunes, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz with a highly original program featuring Broadway and local talent.  Tony Award-winner, Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden), will co-host with her spicy partner-in-comedy, Jordan Kai Burnett (Love is a Battlefield).  Bryan Blaskie (Victorian Courting and Zombies) will return as musical director. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/31/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/31/2015
by BWW - May 31, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/31/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns to Rockwell Next MonthA LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns to Rockwell Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Continuing their mission of premiering new and unpublished musical theater tunes, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz with a highly original program featuring Broadway and local talent. Tony Award-winner, Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden), will co-host with her spicy partner-in-comedy, Jordan Kai Burnett (Love is a Battlefield). Bryan Blaskie (Victorian Courting and Zombies) will return as musical director. (more...)

Daisy Eagan & Jordan Kai Burnett to Bring A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to Rockwell, 6/3Daisy Eagan & Jordan Kai Burnett to Bring A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to Rockwell, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Continuing their mission of premiering new and unpublished musical theater tunes, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz with a highly original program featuring Broadway and local talent.  Tony Award-winner, Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden), will co-host with her spicy partner-in-comedy, Jordan Kai Burnett (Love is a Battlefield).  Bryan Blaskie (Victorian Courting and Zombies) will return as musical director. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld NY Cabaret Award Winner JOE ICONIS To Be Celebrity Judge for TUNE IN TIME at York Theatre, 3/92014 BroadwayWorld NY Cabaret Award Winner JOE ICONIS To Be Celebrity Judge for TUNE IN TIME at York Theatre, 3/9
by Stephen Hanks - Mar 6, 2015

By popular demand, The York Theatre Company and producers Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields, will present the March edition of the new musical theater game show called Tune in Time, hosted by Emily McNamara. Music direction is by Nate Buccieri, and Sheila Head is the annoyingly insistent timekeeper, on Monday, March 9, 2015 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Additional dates announced include April 5, May 4, with more to come. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Mara Wilson to Serve as Judge at York's TUNE IN TIME Next WeekMara Wilson to Serve as Judge at York's TUNE IN TIME Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

By popular demand, The York Theatre Company and producers Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields, will present the March edition of the new musical theater game show called Tune in Time, hosted by Emily McNamara. Music direction is by Nate Buccieri, and Sheila Head is the annoyingly insistent timekeeper, on Monday, March 9, 2015 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Additional dates announced include April 5, May 4, with more to come. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

A Broken Umbrella Theatre's SEEN CHANGE! Continues thru Next Week at the Shubert TheatreA Broken Umbrella Theatre's SEEN CHANGE! Continues thru Next Week at the Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

New Haven's acclaimed A Broken Umbrella Theatre debuts its newest work, SEEN CHANGE!, at the Shubert Theatre in honor of the legendary theatre's 100th Anniversary. SEEN CHANGE! made its World Premiere at the Shubert on Thursday, February 19, with performances following tonight, Feb. 20 and Wednesday thru Saturday, February 25-28. (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING Wins 2015 Richard Rodgers AwardAdam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING Wins 2015 Richard Rodgers Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The winner of the 2015 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater was announced earlier this week by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which administers the Rodgers Awards: String, by Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond. The show was awarded a Studio Production. (more...)

Ars Nova's 2015 Season to Feature Two Off-Broadway Premieres, Bridget Everett & MoreArs Nova's 2015 Season to Feature Two Off-Broadway Premieres, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Ars Nova will continue its support of artists in the early stages of their professional careers through its wide array of unique development programs. Recognizing the critical need for performance as part of the development process, Ars Nova's programs bring bold, innovative new work to the stage all year long, through Project Residencies, concerts, readings, variety shows, workshops, festivals and full productions. Each season, Ars Nova provides audiences over a hundred opportunities to catch something extraordinary. (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Hannah Elless, Jason Tam & More to Say Farewell to Daniel Mate with Don't Tell Mama Concerts, Beginning TonightAriana DeBose, Hannah Elless, Jason Tam & More to Say Farewell to Daniel Mate with Don't Tell Mama Concerts, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

A wide array of the finest musical theatre talent will join acclaimed composer-lyricist Daniel Mate for three goodbye concerts at Don't Tell Mama this week, as he bids New York a fond farewell before relocating to the West Coast after ten years in NYC. Each concert will feature a diverse and unique set of Mate originals and cover tunes along with a different group of special musical guests. Max Friedman produces. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lindsay Mendez and More in NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New MusicalsPhoto Flash: Lindsay Mendez and More in NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals, presented by the National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT), kicked off with THE 46TH MINUTE, a concert hosted by Lindsay Mendez and featuring performances by Heidi Blickenstaff, Doreen Montalvo, Mamie Parris, Bryce Ryness, and more. Musical presentations started October 23 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) and included Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton. The Festival concluded on October 24, 2014. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

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