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York Delays First Performance of TEXAS IN PARIS Due to Inclement WeatherYork Delays First Performance of TEXAS IN PARIS Due to Inclement Weather
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Everyday Songs, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues) directs this two character play based on a true story, with music supervision by Amy Jones. (more...)

Fox Valley Rep Kicks Off 2015 Season With NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, Running Through 3/8Fox Valley Rep Kicks Off 2015 Season With NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, Running Through 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Fox Valley Repertory opens their 2015 theater series with Douglas J. Cohen's musical game of cat and mouse, No Way To Treat a Lady. Based on the novel and movie by William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), the award-winning musical is directed by John Gawlik with music direction by Jeffrey Poindexter and choreography by Christie Kerr. Performances will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage January 15 - March 8, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS is Neither Forest Nor TreesBWW Reviews: Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS is Neither Forest Nor Trees
by Michael Dale - Jan 23, 2015

Sub-par singing and surface acting curse this chamber production. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for Signature Theatre's KID VICTORYSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for Signature Theatre's KID VICTORY
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre has announced the full cast for the world premiere production of Kid Victory, a new musical from legendary composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl). Check out a first look at the trailer below! (more...)

Signature Theatre Sets Cast for New John Kander & Greg Pierce Musical KID VICTORY; Performances Begin Next MonthSignature Theatre Sets Cast for New John Kander & Greg Pierce Musical KID VICTORY; Performances Begin Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre has announced the full cast for the world premiere production of Kid Victory, a new musical from legendary composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl). (more...)

Iddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END Begins Off-Broadway Next Month at AbingdonIddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END Begins Off-Broadway Next Month at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company-which has produced 83 new American plays since 1993-continues its 22nd Season with A HAPPY END, a new play by Iddo Netanyahu, with previews set to begin February 27, 2015, prior to an official press opening March 11 in Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through March 29. Alex Dmitriev (God's Daughter) is set to direct. (more...)

Douglas Sills Joins Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Jennifer Laura Thompson & More in Encores! LADY, BE GOODDouglas Sills Joins Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Jennifer Laura Thompson & More in Encores! LADY, BE GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Douglas Sills has joined the cast of George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, joining previously announced cast members Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Richard Poe, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Kirsten Wyatt. The opening production of New York City Center's 2015Encores! season, directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Randy Skinner, will run for seven performances, February 4 - 8, 2015. Founding Encores! Music Director Rob Fisher will return as Guest Music Director and has supervised the restoration of the Gershwins' original score. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARISPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The York Theatre Company, in association with Everyday Songs, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Alan Simon to Return to Laurie Beechman Theatre in A WOMAN'S TOUCHAlan Simon to Return to Laurie Beechman Theatre in A WOMAN'S TOUCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Alan Simon returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on January 27th and February 3rd, 2015 at 7pm in A Woman's Touch featuring Rebecca Holt (Broadway revival of How To Succeed...), Kristin Feeney (Goodspeed Opera House) and Kelsey Landon (The Acting Company) in a festive entertainment with humor, heart and hijinks. (more...)

Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosian's Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Murder for Two will run January 24 - March 1 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Marin Mazzie, Bobby Steggert, Ramin Karimloo & More Sing Ahrens and Flaherty at Oscar Hammerstein Award GalaSTAGE TUBE: Marin Mazzie, Bobby Steggert, Ramin Karimloo & More Sing Ahrens and Flaherty at Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2014

The York Theatre Company just honored Tony Award-winning collaborators Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 23rd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala at Park Avenue's Racquet & Tennis Club (370 Park Avenue). Below, check out highlights from the evening, which including performances by Marin Mazzie, Ramin Karimloo, Bobby Steggert, Corey Cott, Judy Kaye, and many more! (more...)

Laura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLELaura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Good People, the next production in their 2014/15 Quadracci Powerhouse Season. The Tony-nominated play explores complex social questions about class, luck, and escaping our roots with electric energy and razor sharp humor. (more...)

FOREVER DEADWARD Concert Set for 54 Below TonightFOREVER DEADWARD Concert Set for 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

After becoming a pop culture phenomenon with its sold out premier at New World Stages in 2012, Forever Deadward: The Vampire Musical Parody is back! Praised by MTV, E! Entertainment, and Entertainment Weekly among others, Forever Deadward is a hilarious, intelligent pop rock musical that lovingly takes a bite out of everyone's favorite vampire series (and a few other pop culture icons along the way). The show will have a concert presentation for the forthcoming Off Broadway show tonight December 16th at 9:30pm. (more...)

York Theatre Company Sets Special Performance of TUNE IN TIME for TomorrowYork Theatre Company Sets Special Performance of TUNE IN TIME for Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

By popular demand, The York Theatre Company, and producing partners Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields, have added a special performance of the acclaimed new game show for musical theater lovers Tune in Time. Hosted by Emily McNamara, with music direction by Nate Buccieri, and Sheila Head as the annoyingly insistent timekeeper, the special performance is set for TOMORROW, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peters (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Frack Theatre's VILLAGE VOICES to Debut Tomorrow at Alchemical Theatre LabFrack Theatre's VILLAGE VOICES to Debut Tomorrow at Alchemical Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The Frack Theatre's 'Village Voices' at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory on Wednesday, December 10th and Thursday, December 11th - at 8pm. With World Aids Day last week, this show touches the issues of HIV and AIDS through characters in the LGBT community. (more...)

Lillias White & Scott Wakefied to Lead York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARISLillias White & Scott Wakefied to Lead York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Everyday Songs, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues) directs this two character play based on a true story. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Musicals in Mufti's MY FAVORITE YEARPhoto Flash: First Look- Musicals in Mufti's MY FAVORITE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, concludes the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series with the first New York revival and world premiere of a new re-imagined version of the 1992 musical, My Favorite Year, with book byJoseph Dougherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the motion picture by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you production photos from the show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Douglas Sills, Adam Chanler-Berat, and More Star in Musicals in Mufti's MY FAVORITE YEARPhoto Coverage: Douglas Sills, Adam Chanler-Berat, and More Star in Musicals in Mufti's MY FAVORITE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 6, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, concludes the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series with the first New York revival and world premiere of a new re-imagined version of the 1992 musical, My Favorite Year, with book byJoseph Dougherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the motion picture by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the opening! (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat and Douglas Sills Lead York's MY FAVORITE YEAR This WeekendAdam Chanler-Berat and Douglas Sills Lead York's MY FAVORITE YEAR This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, concludes the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series with the first New York revival and world premiere of a new re-imagined version of the 1992 musical, My Favorite Year, with book by Joseph Dougherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the motion picture by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg. The limited engagement of My Favorite Year will play 5 performances only this weekend, December 5-7, 2014 at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Now thru 12/20Pioneer Theatre Company Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher tonight, December 5 through December 20, 2014. (more...)

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