Next to Normal on Tour

Running Time
2 hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission


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Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano & More to Join Tom Kitt for NYMF ConcertAlice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano & More to Join Tom Kitt for NYMF Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the lineup for Tom Kitt and Friends, a one-night-only concert event featuring Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and lyricist Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then, High Fidelity). Broadway's Next to Normal, which won the Pulitzer in 2009, originated in 2005 at NYMF as Feeling Electric - and for one night only Kitt will reunite with cast members from both productions, presenting an array of songs from each. Performers include Next to Normal stars Tony-Award Winner Alice Ripley, Tony-Award Nominee Jennifer Damiano, and Louis Hobson, Feeling Electric stars Amy Spanger and Joe Cassidy, as well as Ben Schrader, Jonathan Dokuchitz, and Adrienne Warren. Tom Kitt and Friends will take place at PTC Performance Space (555 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036) on Monday, July 13 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available now at www.nymf.org/tickets. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Three Leads of Broadway-Bound FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!STAGE TUBE: Meet the Three Leads of Broadway-Bound FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Three roles have been cast, with many more to be announced in the coming months. While we wait, meet the cast members that we know so far below! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Arielle Jacobs, Matthew Shingledecker & More to Join Lee, Long & Burns in THE OPPOSITE OF COOL at 54 BelowArielle Jacobs, Matthew Shingledecker & More to Join Lee, Long & Burns in THE OPPOSITE OF COOL at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Broadway stars Arielle Jacobs (In the Heights, Wicked), Matthew Shingledecker (Wicked, West Side Story), Lavon Fisher-Wilson (Newsies, NY Spring Spectacular), Natalie Charle Ellis (School of Rock), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde, NBC's The Sound of Music), Dana Costello (Finding Neverland), and Nkrumah Gatling (Hair) join Jonathan Lee, Justin Anthony Long and Joanna Burns in The Opposite of Cool: the songs of Lee, Long & Burns. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2015, deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins mid-September 2015, and runs through June 2016. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the Lehman Engel Musical Workshop consists of approximately 250 composers, lyricists and book writers who are actively writing new works for the musical theatre. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/29/2015 - Jimmy Awards, SHOWS FOR DAYS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/29/2015 - Jimmy Awards, SHOWS FOR DAYS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 29, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Patti LuPone returns to the stage in SHOWS FOR DAYS, high school stars step into the spotlight and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL at Rhino Theater Pompton LakesBWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL at Rhino Theater Pompton Lakes
by adam cohen - Jun 28, 2015

Amazing, moving production (more...)

Fish Songs Live! Presents PHILIAFish Songs Live! Presents PHILIA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Fish Songs Live! opens its premiere show, an electronic fairytale musical, PHILIA with book by Evangeline Crittenden, music and lyrics by Nick Rattray. Based on the short story by Bay Area author Traci Chee, this new musical explores sexual freedom, coming of age, and slut-shaming. Evangeline Crittenden and Wesley Newfarmer helm this new musical, featuring Derricka Smith, Jessica Coker, David Schiller, Charles Lewis III, Josh Theis and Morgan Booker. (more...)

Broadway Impact: A Look Back at an Organization That Made a DifferenceBroadway Impact: A Look Back at an Organization That Made a Difference
by Nora Dominick - Jun 26, 2015

Rejoice! This morning the U.S Supreme Court ruled that Same-Sex Marriage is now legal in all 50 states. The new ruling states that refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the Constitution. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

In honor of the New York return of A NEW BRAIN, today we salute medically-themed moments from musicals. (more...)

Paradise Theatre to Present Family-Friendly Musicals for 2015-16 SeasonParadise Theatre to Present Family-Friendly Musicals for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

"This season is going to be an adventure set to music," says Vicki Richards, Executive Artistic Director of Paradise Theatre, Gig Harbor's only live theater and performing arts education center, "as we launch an entire season of musicals along with our capital campaign, 'Act Local'.   (more...)

From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of NEXT TO NORMALFrom the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. Today, we bring you a vintage video from 2009. Relive the magic of Next to Normal below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Meet Evatt Salinger and Emma Buchanan, Bobby G Award WinnersBWW Interviews: Meet Evatt Salinger and Emma Buchanan, Bobby G Award Winners
by Chris Arneson - Jun 25, 2015

The winners of best actor/actress at the Bobby G Awards, Evatt Salinger and Emma Buchanan, sat down with BroadwayWorld to discuss their lives up to the ceremony, what they've been up to since and what they're stoked for at The Jimmy Awards. (more...)

This Week's BROADWAY SESSIONS to Celebrate Seven Years of ConcertsThis Week's BROADWAY SESSIONS to Celebrate Seven Years of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

This Thursday, June 25th, Broadway Sessions will celebrate 7 years of weekly programming with a special all star concert featuring past Sessions guests. (more...)

BWW Previews: COLLABORACT Is Louisville MilestoneBWW Previews: COLLABORACT Is Louisville Milestone
by Robert Sisk - Jun 24, 2015

Acting Against Cancer is hosting Theatre [502], StageOne Family Theatre, Pandora Productions and CenterStage for a one-night-only musical theatre concert in The Bomhard Theatre. Profits from the event will benefit art therapy for cancer patients at Kosair Children's Hospital. (more...)

SPUN Concert Set for 54 Below, 7/10SPUN Concert Set for 54 Below, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

In conjunction with the New York Musical Theatre Festival, NYMF alum Jeremy Schondfeld (Drift, Greta) will present a concert version of SPUN, A Brother/Sister Rock Musical, at 54 Below July 10th at 9:30pm. The award winning actor/composer/lyricist/recording artist behind the internationally celebrated concept album, Iron & Coal, will star alongside up-and-coming singer/songwriters Maximilian Sangerman and Brook Wood to present select music from the original musical play (book by Emily Goodson) ahead of its NY premier at the 2015 Adirondack Theatre Festival, July 23-Aug 1. (more...)

Randolph Academy Patron Sergio Trujillo Honored at 2015 Dora AwardsRandolph Academy Patron Sergio Trujillo Honored at 2015 Dora Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The Randolph Academy's honorary patron Sergio Trujillo returned to Toronto on June 22 as a VIP presenter at the 2015 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. At the ceremony, Mr. Trujillo was presented with a congratulatory scroll from Mayor John Tory's office by Councillor Gary Crawford (Ward 36-Scarborough Southwest), acknowledging Mr. Trujillo's accomplishments in the arts. (more...)

Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The MunyRyann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

?Ghostlight Records will expand their special single from stage and screen star Melissa Errico with the third song, "Walking Happy." The digital exclusive is available today, June 23, 2015, on iTunes here. (more...)

RENT and A CHORUS LINE Casts to Reunite in Starry ROAR Pride Concert TonightRENT and A CHORUS LINE Casts to Reunite in Starry ROAR Pride Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Broadway Sings for Pride roars into their 5th year and celebrate New York City LGBT Pride with 'Roar', their fifth annual benefit concert, benefiting the Tyler Clementi Foundation, tonight, June 22, 2015.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SPRING AWAKENING Casts Reunite at 54 Below - Watch Performances!STAGE TUBE: SPRING AWAKENING Casts Reunite at 54 Below - Watch Performances!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2015

On June 9, cast members from the Broadway and touring companies of Spring Awakening reunited on the stage of 54 Below for SPRING & SUMMER. Below, check out performance videos from the three concerts held that evening, captured by FamousInNY! (more...)

Media Theatre Sets THE WHO'S TOMMY CastMedia Theatre Sets THE WHO'S TOMMY Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Media Theatre's Broadway Series starts up again in September, but until then several professional actors who have appeared on its stage will headline the classic rock and roll musical 'The Who's Tommy' in July and August. (more...)

FOLLIE: Cristian Ruiz e Luca Giacomelli Ferrarini in concertoFOLLIE: Cristian Ruiz e Luca Giacomelli Ferrarini in concerto
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Un evento unico, un concerto imperdibile. Due grandi artisti. Due protagonisti dei piu acclamati musical italiani! Luca Giacomelli Ferrarini, il Mercuzio di Romeo e Giulietta Ama e cambia il mondo e Cristian Ruiz, protagonista di 'Priscilla la regina del deserto' in 'Follie'! Il 29 agosto alle 21 a Le Terrazze del Palazzo dei Congressi. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/22/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/22/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Will Star in World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley RepSamantha Barks, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Will Star in World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced that award-winning British actress Samantha Barks will star in the world premiere of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: SHREK's Jackson, Hutchens, Sands and ClarkTHE FRIDAY FIVE: SHREK's Jackson, Hutchens, Sands and Clark
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 19, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we introduce you to four actors who will have entertain you beginning tonight in Shrek the Musical, directed by First Night Star Award winner Kate Adams for Dickson's The Renaissance Players. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Corey Cott & More Set for BROADWAY LOVES KATY PERRY at 54 BelowTaylor Louderman, Corey Cott & More Set for BROADWAY LOVES KATY PERRY at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

On July 13th over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate larger-than-life recording artist Katy Perry at 54 Below, singing her signature party anthems and her most heartfelt hits. (more...)

Works by James Lapine, Tom Kitt, Rachel Chavkin, Dave Malloy & More Set for Vineyard Arts Project's 2015 SeasonWorks by James Lapine, Tom Kitt, Rachel Chavkin, Dave Malloy & More Set for Vineyard Arts Project's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Vineyard Arts Project, a nonprofit performing arts residency center on Martha's Vineyard, has announced its artist lineup for the 2015 season. (more...)

THE OPPOSITE OF COOL Set for 54 Below, 7/6THE OPPOSITE OF COOL Set for 54 Below, 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Join Jonathan Lee, Justin Anthony Long, Joanna Burns, a small village of Broadway stars and amazing guest performers for a night of fun musical comedy. With the help of their friends, the writer/performer trio will perform and present songs from their original new musical, Welcome to Shoofly (NYMF Next Link Finalist), their hit musical web-series, City of Dreams (New York Times, USA Today, Playbill.com, BroadwayWorld.com) and some brand-spankin' new original comedy tunes.  (more...)

J. Robert Spencer & Mitchell Jarvis Set to Lead THE UNCIVIL WAR at Adirondack Theatre FestivalJ. Robert Spencer & Mitchell Jarvis Set to Lead THE UNCIVIL WAR at Adirondack Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Tony nominees J. Robert Spencer and Mitchell Jarvis will headline the 2015 Adirondack Theatre Festival presentation of the new folk rock/bluegrass musical, THE unCIVIL WAR, July 9-18. Rick Kunzi (Book, Music, Lyrics), Justin Zeppa (Book), and Adam Barnosky's (Music) original musical comedy, previously known as Bayonet of Angst, premiered at NYMF in 2014 to rave reviews, and was the winner of four festival awards, including Best Book and Best Ensemble. (more...)

FIVE PRESIDENTS Begins 6/23 at Bay Street TheaterFIVE PRESIDENTS Begins 6/23 at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced that FIVE PRESIDENTS, the new play by Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (Six Feet Under, The West Wing, and House of Cards), will extend its run for an additional week due to popular demand. The production will now run from June 23-July 19.  (more...)

THE BROADWAY TENORS - What a Superb Evening of EntertainmentTHE BROADWAY TENORS - What a Superb Evening of Entertainment
by Charles Shubow - Jun 15, 2015

Brent Barrett, John Cudia, and Kyle Dean Massey bring a little bit of Broadway to Baltimore for one night. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

 Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) kicked-off rehearsals for the first two productions of its 61stseason. Rehearsals are in full swing for the first two shows, Off the Main Road on the Main Stage, featuring Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Kyra Sedgwick in the World Premiere of a play by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge, and Legacy 0n the Nikos Stage, with Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht and Drama Desk Award-winner Eric Bogosian in Daniel Goldfarb's World Premiere. Both casts arrive in the Berkshires ahead of performances that begin on June 30. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in MontrealKyle Dean Massey to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2015

Broadway star (Pippin, Wicked, Next to Normal, Xanadu), passionate masterclass instructor and co-star on the hit TV series Nashville, Kyle Dean Massey will hold an exclusive masterclass for local performers. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/13-6/14/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/13-6/14/2015
by - Jun 14, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 14, 2015 - Sunday, June 14, 2015. (more...)

American Idol, The Voice and RENT Star Frenchie Davis Joins the Star Studded ROARAmerican Idol, The Voice and RENT Star Frenchie Davis Joins the Star Studded ROAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2015

Broadway Sings for Pride will roar into their 5th year and celebrate New York City LGBT Pride with 'Roar', their fifth annual benefit concert, benefiting the Tyler Clementi Foundation. The one-night benefit, will feature songs that embody gay perseverance, marked by an array of musical performers from the world of Broadway, pop and beyond. The night will feature two special musical reunions from the companies of RENT and A Chorus Line. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at MAD Theatre of TampaBWW Reviews: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at MAD Theatre of Tampa
by Peter Nason - Jun 13, 2015

Great cast and amazing vocals from the fine folks at Mad Theatre; too bad the script and the score are not worthy of their talent. (more...)

Robin Skye to Lead NYMF's Next Link Project's 210 AMLENT AVENUERobin Skye to Lead NYMF's Next Link Project's 210 AMLENT AVENUE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Welcome to the Hamptons - where guests are gathering at the old Jordan estate at 210 Amlent Avenue for Fourth of July Festivities with their host, Mrs. Jordan, a retired actress.  But one unexpected guest, Judah, a young poet, is about to ignite a firestorm of events. In his search for the truth, he will unearth long kept secrets that will lead to unexpected consequences.  210 Amlent Avenue is one of the 10 Next Link musicals chosen and to be presented as part of the 12th edition of The New York Musical Theatre Festival, which starts July 7-27. (more...)

Frenchie Davis Joins Broadway Sings for Pride's ROAR Concert LineupFrenchie Davis Joins Broadway Sings for Pride's ROAR Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Broadway favorite Frenchie Davis (American Idol, The Voice, Broadway's RENT) will make her Broadway Sings for Pride debut in 'ROAR' which will celebrate NYC Gay Pride. Frenchie known for her powerful voice will be apart of group numbers and a solo piece during the event. Frenchie appeared on American Idol's second season where she showcased her soulful voice. She made her Broadway debut in RENT as the 'Seasons of Love' soloist in the Tony-award winning show RENT. She was also seen in the starring role of Effie in a West Coast-touring production of Dreamgirls, which appeared in Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle. Davis also made it to the top 8 of The Voice as a member of Christina Aguilera's team. (more...)

Alice Ripley & Gregory Jbara In New Song Clips From EVERYBODY'S TALKIN'Alice Ripley & Gregory Jbara In New Song Clips From EVERYBODY'S TALKIN'
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 12, 2015

Two Tony Award winners light up a new musical! (more...)

World Premiere Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena Stage Offers Free Program on July 13 at 7 p.m.World Premiere Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena Stage Offers Free Program on July 13 at 7 p.m.
by Charles Shubow - Jul 9, 2015

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Photo Flash: First Look at Promo Shots of Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss in Arena Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSENPhoto Flash: First Look at Promo Shots of Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss in Arena Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will soon present Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) in the original world-premiere musical debuting this summer. The production, by Tony Award-nominated composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight; A Christmas Story, The Musical) and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson(Masters of Sex), is directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif(If/Then, Next to Normal, Rent) and will run July 10-August 23, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. Below, go inside the rehearsal room with Platt and Laura Dreyfuss as they sing 'Only Us.'  Check out the promo shots below! (more...)

INTO THE WOODS, NEXT TO NORMAL and More Set for Paradise Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonINTO THE WOODS, NEXT TO NORMAL and More Set for Paradise Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Paradise Theatre announces seven family-friendly and diverse musicals for its 2015-2016 Season as they launch capital campaign 'Act Local' to save the arts on the Peninsula by creating a new performing arts and education center in Gig Harbor. (more...)

54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN, Micky Dolenz & More Set for 54 Below This Week54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN, Micky Dolenz & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 6, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Le Petit TheatreBWW Reviews: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Le Petit Theatre
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jul 2, 2015

Le Petit Theatre wrapped up their 2014-2015 season with crowd pleaser MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG.  Music and lyrics written by none other than the amazing Stephen Sondheim, MERRILY tells the story of a one Franklin Shepard (Richard Arnold) and his rise to fame in Hollywood.  Sounds like a dream, right?  But you see, there's a catch.  Frank's road to becoming a great Hollywood producer comes with loss in other areas of his life.  He abandons his career as a Broadway musical composer along with his family and friends.  Turns out fame and money aren't what bring Frank the happiness that he is looking for. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at GIRLFRIEND, Coming to CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at GIRLFRIEND, Coming to CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Rehearsals have started for "Girlfriend" at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will begin previews on July 12 with the opening slated for July 19. Performances will continue through August 9. To prepare for the Los Angeles run, scroll down for a peek at the Actors Theatre of Louisville production! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss Sing 'Only Us' from DEAR EVAN HANSENSTAGE TUBE: Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss Sing 'Only Us' from DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will soon present Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) in the original world-premiere musical debuting this summer. The production, by Tony Award-nominated composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight; A Christmas Story, The Musical) and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson(Masters of Sex), is directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (If/Then, Next to Normal, Rent) and will run July 10-August 23, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. Below, go inside the rehearsal room with Platt and Laura Dreyfuss as they sing 'Only Us.' (more...)

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