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Photo Flash: Betsy Wolfe, Margo Seibert, Shaina Taub and More Take Part in WOMEN OF NOTE at NYMFPhoto Flash: Betsy Wolfe, Margo Seibert, Shaina Taub and More Take Part in WOMEN OF NOTE at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) presented the Women of Note concert series, celebrating female, queer and trans artists who are changing the landscape of musical theatre, on Monday, August 1 at The Duke on 42nd Street. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, this one-night-only concert event showcased even more artists than last year in two back-to-back performances. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Development of Two Site-Specific New WorksSan Diego Musical Theatre Announces Development of Two Site-Specific New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

In addition to planning an Off-Broadway series at the Horton Grand Theatre, SDMT is cultivating two, site-specific works; LAST NIGHT IN TOWN - a new musical based on the discography of Ben Folds, and HALL PASS - an immersive musical set and performed in a high school. Both musicals were featured in New York University's Forum on Site-Specific Performance in 2015. LAST NIGHT IN TOWN has another San Diego connection: one of the show's creators, Amy Cordileone, grew up in San Diego and worked locally for many years before moving to New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Preview the New Shows of the 2016 New York Musical Festival!Photo Coverage: Preview the New Shows of the 2016 New York Musical Festival!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 15, 2016

Just yesterday, the New York Musical Festival hosted a special preview of some of this year's shows, including: Children of Salt, Eh Dah? - Questions For My Father, Forest Boy, Icon, Nickel Mines, The First Church of Mary the Repentant Prostitute's Fifth Annual Benefit Concert, Revival, and Pot Luck Dinner; The Last Word, and Tink! (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED with Ann Harada and More Set for WP Theater's 2016-17 SeasonLisa Lampanelli's STUFFED with Ann Harada and More Set for WP Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater) has announced its 2016-17 Season at the McGinn/Cazale Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street), the artists for the 2016-2018 WP Lab and the new Domestic Partner residency initiative. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Margo Seibert & More Join NYMF's WOMEN OF NOTE Concert Series LineupBetsy Wolfe, Margo Seibert & More Join NYMF's WOMEN OF NOTE Concert Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced the performer lineup for the Women of Note concert series, celebrating female, queer and trans artists who are changing the landscape of musical theatre. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, this one-night-only concert event will showcase even more artists than last year in two back-to-back performances.  Women of Note will take place at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 W. 42nd Street) on Monday, August 1 with two separate lineups at 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets are available now at www.nymf.org/tickets. (more...)

Candy Buckley, Theo Stockman, & Ben Moss Join Cast of A LASTING IMPRESSION at NYMFCandy Buckley, Theo Stockman, & Ben Moss Join Cast of A LASTING IMPRESSION at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Casting is complete for the upcoming reading of the new musical A Lasting Impression performing at New York Musical Festival this July. CANDY BUCKLEY (Cabaret, After the Fall, Thoroughly Modern Millie), THEO STOCKMAN (American Psycho, American Idiot, Hair), and BEN MOSS (Freedom Riders) will join the previously announced cast which includes JENNIFER DAMIANO, CIARA RENEE, MEGHANN FAHY, and KRISTA PIOPPI. The reading is directed by WHITNEY MOSERY (King Charles III, American Psycho). (more...)

Queer Composers For Orlando Benefit Set for Loft227 This MonthQueer Composers For Orlando Benefit Set for Loft227 This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Queer Composers For Orlando Concert will be hosted at Midtown Manhattan's Loft227 on July 14th, in one of the largest gatherings of contemporary Musical Theater composers for a very special evening. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsals For A LASTING IMPRESSION at NYMFPhoto Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsals For A LASTING IMPRESSION at NYMF
by Walter McBride - Jul 8, 2016

BroadwayWorld takes you inside rehearsals for LASTING IMPRESSION before performances begin! Check out the photos below! (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Artists Slated for FAC @ THE FEST Concert at NYMFMusical Theatre Factory Artists Slated for FAC @ THE FEST Concert at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is proud to announce FAC @ THE FEST, a one-night-only concert event featuring celebrated Musical Theatre Factory (MFT) artists and special guests sharing work they've written and the musical idols that inspired it. (more...)

The Araca Group & Rattlestick to Launch NEW SONGS NOW Concert SeriesThe Araca Group & Rattlestick to Launch NEW SONGS NOW Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Araca Group and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater are proud to announce NEW SONGS NOW, an unplugged concert series of songs by ten innovative and dynamic songwriters whose work straddles the music and theater genres. NEW SONGS NOW will begin performances on July 27, 2016 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place, just west of 7th Avenue) in Greenwich Village, and is supported in part by New Neighborhood. (more...)

New Residency Program THE MITTEN LAB to Launch This Fall Northern MichiganNew Residency Program THE MITTEN LAB to Launch This Fall Northern Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The MITTEN Lab (A Michigan Incubator for Theatre Talent Emerging Now), led by co-founders Katherine Carter and Rachel Sussman, is proud to announce the launch of its residency program in Northern Michigan this September. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Ciara Renee, & Meghann Fahy to Lead A LASTING IMPRESSION Readings at NYMFJennifer Damiano, Ciara Renee, & Meghann Fahy to Lead A LASTING IMPRESSION Readings at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

A Lasting Impression Productions LLC is pleased to announce the readings of the new musical A Lasting Impression at New York Musical Festival will star Tony nominee JENNIFER DAMIANO (Next to Normal, American Psycho, Spring Awakening) as Kali, CIARA RENEE (Big Fish, Pippin) as Jo, and MEGHANN FAHY (Next to Normal) as Simone. KRISTA PIOPPI (Lazarus) will play Voice of Kali. Additional casting is yet to be announced. The reading is directed by WHITNEY MOSERY (King Charles III, American Psycho). (more...)

Trans Actress and Activist Shakina Nayfack to Return to NYC After NC TourTrans Actress and Activist Shakina Nayfack to Return to NYC After NC Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Trans actress and activist and star of the upcoming second season Hulu's "Difficult People," Shakina Nayfack returns to NYC for her "Welcome Home Show" of Manifest P*ssy! Thursday, June 23 at 9:30pm at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Victoria Clark, Mandy Gonzalez, Tony Sheldon & More Will Take Part in NYMF 2016Jennifer Damiano, Victoria Clark, Mandy Gonzalez, Tony Sheldon & More Will Take Part in NYMF 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, announced today the initial slate of artists participating in NYMF 2016, taking place from July 11 through August 7 in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

NYMF Adds Works by Zoe Sarnak, Richard Allen & More to 2016 Slate; Full Lineup Set!NYMF Adds Works by Zoe Sarnak, Richard Allen & More to 2016 Slate; Full Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, confirmed the complete slate of programming and venues for NYMF 2016, taking place from July 11 through August 7 in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, were presented yesterday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). This year's honorees included: Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller,Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones,Rehana Lew Mirza, the women of Waking the Feminists, Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. (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...)

Kerry Butler, Lilli Cooper & More Set for CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS Tonight at Feinstein's/54 BelowKerry Butler, Lilli Cooper & More Set for CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Kerry Butler (Disaster!), Lilli Cooper (Spongebob), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Eric Michael Gillett (Kiss Me, Kate), Jillian Gottlieb (Unlock'd), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Dogfight), Ryann Redmond (If/Then, Bring It On), Conor Ryan (John & Jen), Allie Trimm (13, Bye, Bye Birdie), and Hannah Zazzaro complete the lineup for the 7th edition of Cutting-Edge Composers at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, May 10, 2016. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 9-15, Featuring Joe Iconis, Beth Malone, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 9-15, Featuring Joe Iconis, Beth Malone, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Benjamin Eakeley: Broadway Swinger; Joe Iconis and Family with Betty Buckley; Cutting Edge Composers: 7th Edition; Lance Horne and Drew Brody with Beth Malone; and Amy Jo Jackson: I Want to Be Your Man. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Howard McGillin & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekMarilyn Maye, Howard McGillin & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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