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Six New Composers and Lyricists Lined Up for the 'Musical Theater Olympics,' TUNE IN TIME, at the York Theatre on April 6Six New Composers and Lyricists Lined Up for the 'Musical Theater Olympics,' TUNE IN TIME, at the York Theatre on April 6
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 2, 2015

Artistic Director James Morgan, The York Theatre Company, and producers Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields, will be presenting another edition of the quirky and popular musical theater game show Tune in Time, on Monday, April at 7:30 pm with a new cast of contestants and celebrity judges. Joining the composing fray for this round will be composers Lisa deSpain, Mark Sonnenblick, and Rick Bassett, while the lyricists they will team up with could come from a group consisting of Sarah Ziegler, Gordon Leary and cabaret performer, Broadway actress, and musical theater composer/book writer Rosemary Loar. Among the celebrity judges for the next show will be Matt Britten, Executive Producer for Blank! The Musical and marketing director for the New York Musical Theatre Festival; Remy Zaken, from the original Broadway company of Spring Awakening; and Thomas Honeck, the general manager for the Duplex and recent MAC Award winner for his cabaret show, Dancing With Dealth. (more...)

TUNE IN TIME Continues Next Week at York Theatre CompanyTUNE IN TIME Continues Next Week at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), and producers Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields, will present the April installment of the new game show for musical theater lovers called Tune in Time, hosted by Emily McNamara, with music direction by Zak Sandler, and Peter Michael Marino as the annoyingly insistent timekeeper, on Monday, April 6, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peters (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (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...)

STAGE TUBE: In the Recording Studio with Brian and Diane Sutherland for The Public's A SECOND CHANCESTAGE TUBE: In the Recording Studio with Brian and Diane Sutherland for The Public's A SECOND CHANCE
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2014

The Ghostlight Records original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE is available online and in stores as of yesterday, August 5. Check out 'Making of the Cast Recording' - featuring exclusive studio footage and interviews with the cast and creators - below! (more...)

Public Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores TodayPublic Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE online and in stores today, August 5. (more...)

Public Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next MonthPublic Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE online and in stores August 5. (more...)

Underscore Theatre Kicks Off Lineup for 2014 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, Now thru 6/15Underscore Theatre Kicks Off Lineup for 2014 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Underscore Theatre Company Artistic Director Alex Higgin-Houser and Executive Director Laura Stratford announced today the lineup for 2014's Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. Created to showcase Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, Underscore's festival features eight world-premiere musicals. (more...)

Steve Blanchard, Dee Hoty and More Among Stars of Lyric Theatre's 2014 Summer Shows; Cast & Creatives Announced!Steve Blanchard, Dee Hoty and More Among Stars of Lyric Theatre's 2014 Summer Shows; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma today announced casting and production teams for its annual summer shows, featuring new and returning national talent, including Steve Blanchard, George Dvorsky, Dee Hoty, Victoria Huston-Elem, Meredith Inglesby, Amanda Lea LaVergne, Danny Rothman, Emily Skinner, Chuck Wagner, and more. All four productions- LES MISERABLES, DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC - will perform at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. (more...)

Underscore Theatre Announces Lineup for 2014 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, 6/5-15Underscore Theatre Announces Lineup for 2014 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, 6/5-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Underscore Theatre Company Artistic Director Alex Higgin-Houser and Executive Director Laura Stratford announced today the lineup for 2014's Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. Created to showcase Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, Underscore's festival features eight world-premiere musicals. (more...)

Public Theater's New Musical A SECOND CHANCE with Brian & Diane Sutherland Begins Previews 3/18Public Theater's New Musical A SECOND CHANCE with Brian & Diane Sutherland Begins Previews 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of A SECOND CHANCE on Tuesday, March 18. Directed by Jonathan Butterell with book, music, and lyrics by Ted Shen, this new musical will run through Sunday, April 13 in the Shiva Theater, with an official press opening on Sunday, March 30. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at The Public Theater's New Musical A SECOND CHANCEPhoto Coverage: First Look at The Public Theater's New Musical A SECOND CHANCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the New York premiere of A SECOND CHANCE on Tuesday, March 18. Directed by Jonathan Butterell with book, music, and lyrics by Ted Shen, this new musical will run through Sunday, April 13 in the Shiva Theater, with an official press opening on Sunday, March 30. Look below for a first look at pictures from the rehearsal process. (more...)

Photo Flash: Madeline Myers Wins First Annual Davenport Songwriting ContestPhoto Flash: Madeline Myers Wins First Annual Davenport Songwriting Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Broadway Producer Ken Davenport and Davenport Theatrical presented the first annual Davenport Songwriting Contest! 10 songs competed for the title of 'Best Song' and a $500 Grand Prize. All finalists received a cash prize of $50. The evening was hosted by Rock Audition Guru, Sheri Sanders (Rock The Audition). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Rachel York to Host 15th Annual Column Awards Gala, 2/24; Nominees Announced!Rachel York to Host 15th Annual Column Awards Gala, 2/24; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

The Board of Directors and Executive Director/Producer/Founder of THE COLUMN Awards Organization, John Garcia, have announced that Tony Award nominee, Broadway sensation Orfeh will be their special guest star and Co-host for the 14th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala. The extrava When the 15th annual COLUMN Award nominations were announced Sunday evening history was being made as the organization has completely retooled and reorganized their voting process. Theatre Three leads the Equity field with 37 nominations while Mainstage-Las Colinas leads the Non-equity field with 31 nominations. (more...)

Davenport Songwriting Contest Set for this Week, 1/30Davenport Songwriting Contest Set for this Week, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Broadway Producer Ken Davenport (author of the popular blog, The Producer's Perspective) & Davenport Theatrical present the first annual Davenport Songwriting Contest! 10 songs will compete for the title of 'Best Song' and a $500 Grand Prize. All finalists will receive a cash prize of $50. The evening will be hosted by Rock Audition Guru, Sheri Sanders (Rock The Audition). Singers include Hannah Elless (Somewhere In Time, Godspell, The Other Josh Cohen), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Craig Waletzko (Guys & Dolls, Young Frankenstein), and Mary Kate Morrissey (Hair). (more...)

DTC Announces FLY BY NIGHT Cast, Featuring Whitney BashorDTC Announces FLY BY NIGHT Cast, Featuring Whitney Bashor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Dallas Theater Center announced today the complete cast and creative team for the new rock musical, Fly By Night, directed by Bill Fennelly. This often funny and sometimes deeply moving tale follows a group of New Yorkers during the 1965 blackout. Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Kim Rosenstock's vivid characters question the direction of their lives, try to make their dreams come true and fall in love all to the tune of fresh, catchy and original songs. Fly By Night opens with previews on Friday, April 26 and runs through Sunday, May 26 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Tickets to Fly By Night are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

The New Voices Collective to Present NEW VOICES, NEW BLUE With Jenny Powers, Drew Gehling and More, 4/15The New Voices Collective to Present NEW VOICES, NEW BLUE With Jenny Powers, Drew Gehling and More, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

The New Voices Collective will present NEW VOICES, NEW BLUE: A Celebration of Songs by Yale Musical Theatre Writers, Past and Present on Monday, April 15, at 8:00 p.m. The concert will explore work by some of Yale's most exciting and famous alumni, as well as current composers in the Shen Musical Theatre writing program at Yale University. An amazing cast of Broadway's finest voices will include Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys, On a Clear Day..., The Minister's Wife), Jenny Powers (Its A Bird...Its a Plane...Its Superman, Donnybrook, Grease, Little Women), Sally Wilfert (Assassins, Make Me A Song, See Rock City), and Michael Winther (Laramie Project Cycle, 33 Variations, Mamma Mia, Songs From An Unmade Bed) and J. Michael Zygo (Once, Rock of Ages), and will also feature emerging talent from Yale's musical theatre performance program. (more...)

Directory of Contemporary Theatre Writers Launches with Concert at Second Stage Theatre, TodayDirectory of Contemporary Theatre Writers Launches with Concert at Second Stage Theatre, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2013

David Sisco (Founder/Curator) and Lorene Phillips (Contributing Editor) will celebrate the launch of THE DIRECTORY OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE WRITERS in a star-studded concert today, January 21 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43 Street). (more...)

TRIASSIC PARQ Cast Recording ReleasedTRIASSIC PARQ Cast Recording Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

The original cast recording of the acclaimed TRIASSIC PARQ The Musical is now available through iTunes, CD Baby, Google Play, Xbox Music, Rhapsody, Spotify, Omnifone, Rdio, eMusic, Muve Music, Bloom.fm, MediaNet, GreatIndieMusic, Last.fm, Myspace Music, Simfy, iHeartRadio, and Tradebit. (more...)

TRIASSIC PARQ Releases Cast Recording TodayTRIASSIC PARQ Releases Cast Recording Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

The original cast recording of the acclaimed TRIASSIC PARQ The Musical is set to debut today, December 14th on iTunes and Amazon. (more...)

TRIASSIC PARQ Will Release Cast Recording 12/14TRIASSIC PARQ Will Release Cast Recording 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

The original cast recording of the acclaimed TRIASSIC PARQ The Musical is set to debut this Friday, December 14th on iTunes and Amazon. (more...)

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