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Photo Flash: Inside the New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2014 Preview with Lena Hall, J. Robert Spencer, Robin De Jesus & More!
by Walter McBride - Jul 05, 2014

Earlier this week, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (running July 7 - 27) presented a special preview of the 2014 featuring musical selections from: Mr. Confidential, The Gig, Valueville, Somewhere With You, Clinton, WikiMusical, Bayonets of Angst, Academia Nuts, Mother Jones and the Children's Crusade. Below, BroadwayWorld take you insid ethe special preview, which featured Lena Hall, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, J. Robert Spencer, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Robin De Jesus and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peak - In Rehearsal with NYMF's ACADEMIA NUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The hysterical new musical Academia Nuts has been selected to kick off the first week of the celebrated New York Musical Theatre Festival with performances from July 9-13, 2014 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Academia Nuts has book and lyrics by Becca Anderson & Dan Marshall, and music by Julian Blackmore, with direction by Thomas Caruso, musical direction by Martyn Axe, and choreography by Ryan Kasprzak. It is produced by Charissa Bertels in association with CAP21 Theatre Company. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

ACADEMIA NUTS Kicks Off This Year's NYMF, 7/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The hysterical new musical Academia Nuts has been selected to kick off the first week of the celebrated New York Musical Theatre Festival with performances from July 9-13, 2014 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Academia Nuts has book and lyrics by Becca Anderson & Dan Marshall, and music by Julian Blackmore, with direction by Thomas Caruso, musical direction by Martyn Axe, and choreography by Ryan Kasprzak. It is produced by Charissa Bertels in association with CAP21 Theatre Company. (more...)

Studio 42 Hosts 3rd Annual Unproducible Smackdown Today
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Today, May 3rd, Studio 42 will present the Unproducible works of Meghan Deans - winner of the '13 Unproducible Smackdown (Ashore), Eric Dufault (Year of the Rooster), Brett Epstein - Fan Slam winner (I Loved Sam Stone), Leah Nanako Winkler (Death for Sydney Black), and Lauren Yee (Ching Chong Chinaman). Direction by Liz Carlson (The Playwrights Realm's Lottie in the Late Afternoon), Matt Dickson (INTAR's The Lowest Form of Writing), John Giampietro (EST's Year of the Rooster), and Jesse Jou (Rising Circle Theater Collectives's Say You Heard My Echo). The plays of the Smackdown are produced by Alyssa Anderson, Ying Le, Greg Nobile, Meghan Pressman, and Lico Whitfield. (more...)

Studio 42 to Host 3rd Annual Unproducible Smackdown, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

On May 3rd, Studio 42 will present the Unproducible works of Meghan Deans - winner of the '13 Unproducible Smackdown (Ashore), Eric Dufault (Year of the Rooster), Brett Epstein - Fan Slam winner (I Loved Sam Stone), Leah Nanako Winkler (Death for Sydney Black), and Lauren Yee (Ching Chong Chinaman). Direction by Liz Carlson (The Playwrights Realm's Lottie in the Late Afternoon), Matt Dickson (INTAR's The Lowest Form of Writing), John Giampietro (EST's Year of the Rooster), and Jesse Jou (Rising Circle Theater Collectives's Say You Heard My Echo). The plays of the Smackdown are produced by Alyssa Anderson, Ying Le, Greg Nobile, Meghan Pressman, and Lico Whitfield. (more...)

Photo Flash: William Finn's RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED 2 at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

On Monday, March 3, Musical Theatre Factory presented the second edition of 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists you Probably Don't Know but Should,' celebrating the work of emerging musical theatre writers mentored by two-time Tony Award winner William Finn. Scroll down for some pictures of the cast and the performance! (more...)

Alice Ripley, Michael Cerveris & More Set for 6th Annual JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at 54 Below, 12/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Susan Blackwell, Alice Ripley, Michael Cerveris, Julia Murney, Annie Golden, Krysta Rodriguez, Taylor Trensch, Nick Blaemire, Harrison Chad and more will be part of The 6th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, presented December 20-21, at 54 Below. (more...)

BWW Reviews: World Premiere Musical THE BLACK SUITS Celebrates the Joy and Angst of Being in a Teenage Garage Band
by Shari Barrett - Nov 15, 2013

Set in a garage in suburban Long Island, THE BLACK SUITS tells the tale of four boys (lead singer, guitar, bass and drums) who are preparing for stardom by way of the St. Anne's Battle of the Bands. The band and the music give focus and sustenance to the boys whose lives are filled with teenage angst and longing, struggles with friends and girlfriends, and the need to make choices. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Veronica Dunne Performing 'Blue Hair' in CTG's THE BLACK SUITS
by Stage Tube - Nov 07, 2013

The world premiere of 'The Black Suits,' began previews October 27 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk DouglasTheatre in Culver City. Performances run through November 24, 2013. The cast features Jimmy Brewer, Harrison Chad, Veronica Dunne, Coby Getzug, Annie Golden and Will Roland. Click below to watch Veronica Dunne performing 'Blue Hair.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Joe Iconis and the Cast of CTG's THE BLACK SUITS Celebrate LA Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

The world premiere of "The Black Suits" opened on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at the Center Theatre Group/ Kirk Douglas Theatre. With music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Iconis and Robert Emmett Maddock, direction by John Simpkins, choreography by Jennifer Werner and music direction and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, "The Black Suits" continues performances through November 24, 2013. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/2-11/3/2013
by - Nov 03, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 3, 2013 - Sunday, November 3, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with CTG's THE BLACK SUITS, Opening Tonight in LA!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 03, 2013

The world premiere of 'The Black Suits,' which began previews October 27 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Opening night is tonight, November 3 and performances run through November 24, 2013. The cast features Jimmy Brewer, Harrison Chad, Veronica Dunne, Coby Getzug, Annie Golden and Will Roland. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast and creative team in rehearsal below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from CTG's THE BLACK SUITS!
by Stage Tube - Nov 02, 2013

The world premiere of 'The Black Suits,' began previews October 27 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk DouglasTheatre in Culver City. Opening night is November 3 and performances run through November 24, 2013. The cast features Jimmy Brewer, Harrison Chad, Veronica Dunne, Coby Getzug, Annie Golden and Will Roland. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jimmy Brewer, Annie Golden and More in CTG's THE BLACK SUITS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

The world premiere of 'The Black Suits,' began previews October 27 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Opening night is November 3 and performances run through November 24, 2013. The cast features Jimmy Brewer, Harrison Chad, Veronica Dunne, Coby Getzug, Annie Golden and Will Roland. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production shots below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/26-10/27/2013
by - Oct 27, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 27, 2013 - Sunday, October 27, 2013. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Joe Iconis Musical - THE BLACK SUITS; Starts Previews Tonight in LA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

Performances began tonight for the world premiere of 'The Black Suits,' at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Opening night is November 3 and performances run through November 24, 2013. The cast features Jimmy Brewer, Harrison Chad, Veronica Dunne, Coby Getzug, Annie Golden and Will Roland. Take a look behind the scenes of the musical below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with CTG's THE BLACK SUITS; Cast Announced - Jimmy Brewer, Annie Golden and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

Casting has been announced for the world premiere of 'The Black Suits,' which begins previews October 27 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Opening night is November 3 and performances run through November 24, 2013. The cast features Jimmy Brewer, Harrison Chad, Veronica Dunne, Coby Getzug, Annie Golden and Will Roland. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast and creative team in rehearsal below! (more...)

Max Friedman/Charlie Rosen & Van Patten Media Present The Bluest Ink, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2013

“The Bluest Ink” is a multimedia revue featuring contemporary jazz arrangements of the works of Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed by Max Friedman, with musical direction and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. The show will be fully staged with a cast of four and a six-piece band, and integrated throughout with animated projection design by Ilana Schwartz. “The Bluest Ink” is an exploration into Sondheim's music and lyrics as they relate to the lives of young people, and a celebration of their intimate relationship with New York City. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper Named New Director of Programming at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced plans to augment its diverse programming with a varied new series of in-house productions including a new interview series, a new musicals-in-concert series (following-up on the success of the club's wildly successful High Fidelity in Concertevent), and a program for new composers. The venue will continue to present its popular Sondheim Unplugged series featuring some of Broadway's brightest stars sharing performances and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from their favorite Sondheim musicals. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off ANT Fest, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Ars Nova has released the schedule for its ANT Fest for the week of June 10-15. These events are all part of ANT Fest, their annual All New Talent Festival (more...)

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