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First Concert Of New Voices For A Change To Take Place 3/8First Concert Of New Voices For A Change To Take Place 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2009

The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company is pleased to announce the first concert in a new series called New Voices for a Change. The premise behind the concert series is that each concert will feature the music of a young, new musical theatre composer and a portion of the proceeds of each concert will be donated to a local charity. This first concert will feature the music of Scott Alan, one of New York City's finest new composers. Blending musical theater and pop sounds, Mr. Alan creates music with amazing heart and character. With two albums already on the market, ('Dreaming Wide Awake' and 'Keys'), Mr. Alan is well on his way to becoming a very successful composer. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to the AIDS Action Comittee of Massachusetts, whose mission is to the stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those already infected. (more...)

The F.U.D.G.E. Theater Announces NEW VOICES FOR A CHANGE 3/8The F.U.D.G.E. Theater Announces NEW VOICES FOR A CHANGE 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2009

The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company is pleased to announce the first concert in a new series called NEW VOICES FOR A CHANGE. The premise behind the concert series is that each concert will feature the music of a young, new musical theatre composer and a portion of the proceeds of each concert will be donated to a local charity. This first concert will feature the music of Scott Alan, one of New York City's finest new composers. Blending musical theater and pop sounds, Mr. Alan creates music with amazing heart and character. With two albums already on the market, ('Dreaming Wide Awake' and 'Keys'), Mr. Alan is well on his way to becoming a very successful composer. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to the AIDS Action Comittee of Massachusetts, whose mission is to the stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those already infected. (more...)

HAIR 'Lets the Sun Shine In on Broadway', Previews Begin March 6, 2009HAIR 'Lets the Sun Shine In on Broadway', Previews Begin March 6, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2009

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, has announced the 26-member Broadway cast of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Newcomers to the cast include Gavin Creel, Caissie Levy and Sasha Allen, who join the rest of the tribe, who are reprising their roles from Central Park last summer. HAIR begins preview performances on Friday, March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC) with an Opening Night set for Tuesday, March 31, 2009. (more...)

The F.U.D.G.E. Theater Announces NEW VOICES FOR A CHANGE 3/8The F.U.D.G.E. Theater Announces NEW VOICES FOR A CHANGE 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2009

The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company is pleased to announce the first concert in a new series called NEW VOICES FOR A CHANGE. The premise behind the concert series is that each concert will feature the music of a young, new musical theatre composer and a portion of the proceeds of each concert will be donated to a local charity. This first concert will feature the music of Scott Alan, one of New York City's finest new composers. Blending musical theater and pop sounds, Mr. Alan creates music with amazing heart and character. With two albums already on the market, ('Dreaming Wide Awake' and 'Keys'), Mr. Alan is well on his way to becoming a very successful composer. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to the AIDS Action Comittee of Massachusetts, whose mission is to the stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those already infected. (more...)

Groff, Dukakis, Blum & More Join Cast of Public's THE SINGING FORESTGroff, Dukakis, Blum & More Join Cast of Public's THE SINGING FOREST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of Craig Lucas? THE SINGING FOREST. Directed by Mark Wing-Davey, THE SINGING FOREST will begin previews on Tuesday, April 7 and run through Sunday, May 17 with an official press opening on Monday, April 27 at 7 PM. (more...)

THE SINGING FOREST Begins Previews At The Public Theater 4/10THE SINGING FOREST Begins Previews At The Public Theater 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews for Craig Lucas' THE SINGING FOREST on Friday, April 10. Directed by Mark Wing-Davey, THE SINGING FOREST will run through Sunday, May 17 with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 28 at 7 PM. (more...)

'HAIR' Star Creel Featured on Advocate.com'HAIR' Star Creel Featured on Advocate.com
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2009

Gavin Creel, currently starring on Broadway in HAIR, is featured on Advocate.com in a candid interview where the Broadway favorite reveals all the sexy excitement of being a part of the show's return to the Great White Way. (more...)

THE BATTERY'S DOWN Returns for Second Season 4/1, Ghostlight Releases Season 1 Soundtrack 4/7 THE BATTERY'S DOWN Returns for Second Season 4/1, Ghostlight Releases Season 1 Soundtrack 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2009

'The Battery's Down,' the hit online television series, will return for a second season on Wednesday, April 1, on YouTube featuring a slew of Broadway guest stars. Filmed in a style similar to 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' or 'The Office,' 'The Battery's Down' chronicles the life of young actor Jake Wilson in New York City. Each twenty-minute, two-part episode will premiere at 12:01AM the first of every month. (more...)

Kathy Brier To Exit One Life To LiveKathy Brier To Exit One Life To Live
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2009

Soaps.com is reporting that One Life to Live has decided not to renew Kathy Brier's contract. (more...)

First Concert Of New Voices For A Change To Take Place 3/8First Concert Of New Voices For A Change To Take Place 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2009

The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company is pleased to announce the first concert in a new series called New Voices for a Change. The premise behind the concert series is that each concert will feature the music of a young, new musical theatre composer and a portion of the proceeds of each concert will be donated to a local charity. This first concert will feature the music of Scott Alan, one of New York City's finest new composers. Blending musical theater and pop sounds, Mr. Alan creates music with amazing heart and character. With two albums already on the market, ('Dreaming Wide Awake' and 'Keys'), Mr. Alan is well on his way to becoming a very successful composer. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to the AIDS Action Comittee of Massachusetts, whose mission is to the stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those already infected. (more...)

Transport Group Delays First Preview of BEING AUDREY, Now Begins 3/28Transport Group Delays First Preview of BEING AUDREY, Now Begins 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2009

The production has delayed its first preview originally planned for tonight, Friday 27th, the show will now begin on Saturday, March 28th to allow the company an extra amount of rehearsal time, stated a Transport Group spokesperson. (more...)

Transport Group Presents World Premiere of BEING AUDREY 3/27 - 4/26Transport Group Presents World Premiere of BEING AUDREY 3/27 - 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2009

Transport Group, the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and a 2007 Obie Award, will present the world premiere of Being Audrey, music and lyrics by Ellen Weiss; book by James Hindman; additional book and lyrics by Cheryl Stern; developed with Jack Cummings III and Adam R. Perlman; musical direction, arrangements, and orchestrations by Lanny Meyers; musical staging and choreography by Scott Rink; and directed by Jack Cummings III, beginning Friday, March 27, at 8:00pm at 220 East 4 Street, between Avenues A and B. The opening is set for Sunday, April 5, at 3pm. (more...)

Brown and King's GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL Comes To Artswest 4/15 - 5/17Brown and King's GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL Comes To Artswest 4/15 - 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2009

ArtsWest is set to present Gutenberg! The Musical April 15 - May 17. Gutenberg! The Musical is a loving spoof in which two aspiring playwrights perform a backers? audition for their new project: A big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg (not Steve Guttenberg from the cinema classic Short Circuit). With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts in their ?historical? epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract ? fulfilling their sky-high, if simple-minded, dreams. (more...)

Public's THE SINGING FOREST First Preview Moved To 4/10, Opens 4/28Public's THE SINGING FOREST First Preview Moved To 4/10, Opens 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced today that the first preview of Craig Lucas' THE SINGING FOREST has been moved to Friday, April 10 due to the need for additional technical rehearsals. Directed by Mark Wing-Davey, THE SINGING FOREST was scheduled to begin previews on Tuesday, April 7 and open on Monday, April 27. The show will now open on Tuesday, April 28 at 7 PM. (more...)

THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS Premieres At Open Fist Theater 3/21THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS Premieres At Open Fist Theater 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2009

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS, written by Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo (Accidental Death of an Anarchist) with a translation by Jon Laskin, choreography by Diana Wyenn, original music by Alex Wright and direction by Tom Quaintance. THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS will preview on Saturday, March 21, Sunday March 22, and Thursday, March 26 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 27 at 8pm and run through Saturday, May 16 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood. (more...)

Winesburg, Ohio Opens At Kansas City Rep On 3/20Winesburg, Ohio Opens At Kansas City Rep On 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2009

The hopes, dreams and inner desires of the residents of a small Midwestern town will come bursting to life in Kansas City Rep's production of the new Eric Rosen musical Winesburg, Ohio, one of the most original new musicals to come along this decade. Rosen, artistic director of the Rep, wrote the book and lyrics for Winesburg, Ohio and he will direct. (more...)

Winesburg, Ohio Opens At Kansas City Rep On 3/20Winesburg, Ohio Opens At Kansas City Rep On 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2009

The hopes, dreams and inner desires of the residents of a small Midwestern town will come bursting to life in Kansas City Rep's production of the new Eric Rosen musical Winesburg, Ohio, one of the most original new musicals to come along this decade. Rosen, artistic director of the Rep, wrote the book and lyrics for Winesburg, Ohio and he will direct. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'ROOMS A Rock Romance' Opening Curtain CallPhoto Coverage: 'ROOMS A Rock Romance' Opening Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. Performances began Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night was Monday March 16th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'ROOMS A Rock Romance'  BackstagePhoto Coverage: 'ROOMS A Rock Romance' Backstage
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. Performances began Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night was Monday March 16th and BroadwayWorld's cameras were there! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'ROOMS A Rock Romance' After PartyPhoto Coverage: 'ROOMS A Rock Romance' After Party
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. Performances began Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night was Monday March 16th and BroadwayWorld's cameras were there to celebrate at the after party at Calle Ocho Restaurant in New York City! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'ROOMS A Rock Romance' Opening Night ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: 'ROOMS A Rock Romance' Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. Performances began Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night was Monday March 16th and BroadwayWorld's cameras were there! (more...)

'Reefer Madness, the Musical''Reefer Madness, the Musical'
by Beau Higgins - Mar 16, 2009

Denis Hyland ('Rocky Horror Show,' 'Equus,') plays Jack the super smooth proprietor of the Reefer Den, with Mary Falconer ('The Best Man,' 'Urinetown') playing Mae - the long-suffering hostess of the Den. Nulita Loder ('Urinetown,' 'My Way') plays Sally, the seductive Reefer Slut, and Michael Aaglan ('The Best Man') plays Ralph, a former fraternity man who's become a giggling reefer addict. Kristen Wilson ('Urinetown,' 'Bat Boy') plays the Placard Girl who parades lessons to be learned from the dangers of the leafy menace. (more...)

'ROOMS A Rock Romance' Opens 3/16'ROOMS A Rock Romance' Opens 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. Performances began Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night is set for Monday March 16th. ROOMS a rock romance has music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman with a book by Goodman and Miriam Gordon, and is directed by Scott Schwartz (Golda's Balcony, Bat Boy: The Musical, tick, tick... BOOM!, Jane Eyre). (more...)

Kritzer, Kreeger Star In ROOMS A Rock Romance, Opens 3/16 Kritzer, Kreeger Star In ROOMS A Rock Romance, Opens 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. Performances began Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night is set for Monday March 16th. (more...)

THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS Premieres At Open Fist Theater 3/21THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS Premieres At Open Fist Theater 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2009

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS, written by Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo (Accidental Death of an Anarchist) with a translation by Jon Laskin, choreography by Diana Wyenn, original music by Alex Wright and direction by Tom Quaintance. THE DEVIL WITH BOOBS will preview on Saturday, March 21, Sunday March 22, and Thursday, March 26 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 27 at 8pm and run through Saturday, May 16 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood. (more...)

Tveit, Butz, Butler, Hart, Wopat Lead Shaiman & Wittman's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Premieres at Seattle's 5th Ave in July '09Tveit, Butz, Butler, Hart, Wopat Lead Shaiman & Wittman's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Premieres at Seattle's 5th Ave in July '09
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2009

The complete cast has been announced for Catch Me If You Can, the much anticipated new musical version of Steven Spielberg's film about young con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr., which will make its world premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, July 23-August 14. (more...)

THE BATTERY'S DOWN Season 2 Premieres 4/1THE BATTERY'S DOWN Season 2 Premieres 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2009

The Battery's Down, the hit online television series, will return for a second season on Wednesday, April 1, on YouTube featuring a slew of Broadway guest stars. Filmed in a style similar to Curb Your Enthusiasm or The Office, The Battery's Down chronicles the life of young actor Jake Wilson in New York City. Each twenty-minute, two-part episode will premiere at 12:01AM the first of every month. (more...)

BWW TV STAGE TUBE: THE BATTERY'S DOWN Season 2 TrailerBWW TV STAGE TUBE: THE BATTERY'S DOWN Season 2 Trailer
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 10, 2009

'The Battery's Down,' the hit online television series, will return for a second season on Wednesday, April 1, on YouTube featuring a slew of Broadway guest stars. (more...)

Full Cast of HAIR Lined Up; Previews Begin March 6, 2009Full Cast of HAIR Lined Up; Previews Begin March 6, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2009

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, has announced the 26-member Broadway cast of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Newcomers to the cast include Gavin Creel, Caissie Levy and Sasha Allen, who join the rest of the tribe, who are reprising their roles from Central Park last summer. Currently in rehearsal at the Union Square Theatre, HAIR begins preview performances on Friday, March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC) with an Opening Night set for Tuesday, March 31, 2009. (more...)

F.U.D.G.E Theater Co Announces Neil Simon's FOOLSF.U.D.G.E Theater Co Announces Neil Simon's FOOLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2009

F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company announces Fools, written by Neil Simon. Fools opens on January 30th, at 8:00pm and plays through February 7th, 2008. 'After producing two relatively heavy shows (Training Wisteria and Bare), we are very excited to bring our audiences something light and comedic, says Joe DeMita, The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company's Artistic Director. 'With the comedic abilities of the cast combined with Neil Simon's hilariously clever dialogue, Fools will surely make even the grumpiest of people crack a smile. Maybe even twice.' Fools features Dorothy Ahle, AnneMarie Alvarez, Frank Consolo, Jamianne Devlin, Steve Dyer, Nate Johnson, Tom Rimer, Peter Sofronas, Stephen Turner and Andrea Webber. (more...)

MTC's 'An Intimate Night' Winter Benefit with Jackson, Naughton and More Held 1/26MTC's 'An Intimate Night' Winter Benefit with Jackson, Naughton and More Held 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB will present its annual Winter Benefit: An Intimate Night, an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special one-night-only cabaret-style show featuring the fresh faces of 2009, on Monday, January 26, 2009 at the Rainbow Room (30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor). Two-time Tony Award winner James Naughton will host, introducing three exciting young Broadway performers -- Renee Elise Goldsberry, Cheyenne Jackson, and Leslie Kritzer. Tony Award winner John Rando will direct the show. (more...)

ALLIES Will Now Be Presented In Concert Version At BLVD 1/26ALLIES Will Now Be Presented In Concert Version At BLVD 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009

ALLIES, a new rock musical featuring the songs of the legendary band Heart, will be presented in concert version at BLVD ( 199 Bowery at Spring St) on Monday, January 26th at 9:00 p.m. Industry and the general public are invited to make reservations on the show's official website at www.alliesthemusical.com. ALLIES features a book by Celina Carvajal and Maggie F. Levin. The staged concert will be directed by Sam Buggein. Paul Leschen is the music director. The cast features Ms. Carvajal, Brian Charles Rooney (Threepenny Opera), Chris Hall (Bedbugs!!!, Twist). Ryan Bogner (Bedbugs!!!, Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make A Good Musical?) will read the stage directions. In the tradition of Hedwig & the Angry Inch, ALLIES is a raw, concert-style musical about a love triangle that rocks the lives of a brother & sister. Gabby & Chris Ford are as close as struggling twenty-something siblings can be, when their bond is blown apart by the seductive - and secretive - Matt Rhode. Part live rock show - complete with roadies changing the set and a kickass lead axe - and part heartstring-plucking drama, ALLIES features the songs of the legendary band Heart, including hits like 'Barracuda,' 'These Dreams,' and 'Alone.' (more...)

Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger to Star in 'ROOMS, a rock romance' at New World StagesLeslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger to Star in 'ROOMS, a rock romance' at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment is proud to announce that the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger, will begin performances on Friday February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night is set for Monday March 16th (7 PM). ROOMS a rock romance has music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman (Bright Lights Big City) and book by Goodman and Miriam Gordon, and will be directed by Scott Schwartz (Golda's Balcony, Bat Boy: The Musical, tick, tick... BOOM!, Jane Eyre). (more...)

Jean Doumanian Productions Produces PONZI'S SCHEME Musical Jean Doumanian Productions Produces PONZI'S SCHEME Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2009

Film and theatre production company Jean Doumanian Productions (August: Osage County) will produce a musical based on Mitchell Zuckoff's acclaimed biography 'Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend.' Jean Doumanian Productions will be co-producing the musical with Michael Shulman and Craig Saavedra of Starry Night Entertainment. The two companies jointly acquired the rights to Zuckoff's book for both the stage and film. (more...)

Transport Group Presents World Premiere of BEING AUDREY 3/27 - 4/26Transport Group Presents World Premiere of BEING AUDREY 3/27 - 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2009

Transport Group, the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and a 2007 Obie Award, will present the world premiere of Being Audrey, music and lyrics by Ellen Weiss; book by James Hindman; additional book and lyrics by Cheryl Stern; developed with Jack Cummings III and Adam R. Perlman; musical direction, arrangements, and orchestrations by Lanny Meyers; musical staging and choreography by Scott Rink; and directed by Jack Cummings III, beginning Friday, March 27, at 8:00pm at 220 East 4 Street, between Avenues A and B. The opening is set for Sunday, April 5, at 3pm. (more...)

Kerry Butler 'Caught' for 'CATCH ME IF YOU CAN', Signed for Role of 'Brenda'Kerry Butler 'Caught' for 'CATCH ME IF YOU CAN', Signed for Role of 'Brenda'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2009

Tony Nominee Kerry Butler has been cast in the the upcoming musical adaptation of 'Catch Me if You Can,' by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the team behind 'Hairspray.' (more...)

ROOMS: A Rock Romance Begins Performances 2/27ROOMS: A Rock Romance Begins Performances 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media will present the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger, with performances beginning Friday, February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night is set for Monday March 16th. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 'Heats Up' Bethesda Theatre 4/14 - 5/10MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 'Heats Up' Bethesda Theatre 4/14 - 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2009

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical will heat up the Bethesda Theatre for a limited engagement, April 14 through May 10. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'ROOMS' Press Preview ConcertPhoto Coverage: 'ROOMS' Press Preview Concert
by Walter McBride - Feb 22, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment and Red Griffin Media are proud to announce that the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger, will begin performances on Friday February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night is set for Monday March 16th (8 PM). The production hosted a preview concert and BWW was there!. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Announces Replacement 'Man' Brewer For 'BAT BOY' Foothill Music Theatre Announces Replacement 'Man' Brewer For 'BAT BOY'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009

Acclaimed Bay Area actor Robert Brewer is donning fangs to step into the role of 'Bat Boy' in Foothill Music Theatre's production of Bat Boy, THE MUSICAL. Due to personal reasons, previously announced Andrew Ceglio has withdrawn from the production and award-winning director Jay Manley feels that Robert Brewer is the perfect replacement. No stranger to the role, Brewer played the role of 'Bat Boy' with Theatre Three in Dallas, Texas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre's BAT BOYPhoto Flash: Foothill Music Theatre's BAT BOY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009

Acclaimed Bay Area actor Robert Brewer is donning fangs to step into the role of 'Bat Boy' in Foothill Music Theatre's production of Bat Boy, THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Cromer Led OUR TOWN Hits 'Our Town' at Barrow St., Previews Begin 2/17Cromer Led OUR TOWN Hits 'Our Town' at Barrow St., Previews Begin 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009

Jean Doumanian Productions and Barrow Street Theatre(Scott Morfee and Tom Wirtshafter) today announced that they will produce director David Cromer's acclaimed staging of Thornton Wilder's Our Town at Off Broadway's Barrow Street Theatre. Performances will begin on February 17, with anofficial opening night set for Thursday, February 26. The production will require acomplete redesign of the theater space. (more...)

ROOMS Star Kreeger to Appear on WGHT Radio's Curtain Call WednesdayROOMS Star Kreeger to Appear on WGHT Radio's Curtain Call Wednesday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009

Doug Kreeger, currently in rehearsals for the upcoming Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, will be this week's guest on WGHT Radio's 'Curtain Call' Wednesday, February 18 at 9:30 a.m. 'Curtain Call' covers the NY & NJ theater scene every Wednesday morning on WGHT Radio (1500AM), North Jersey's oldies station. Morning host Teisha Bader interviews stars of Broadway, Off-Broadway and local theaters (including Paper Mill). The interview can be heard live at www.ghtradio.com. (more...)

GLTF Announces Exciting Shows Of 2009-2010 Season GLTF Announces Exciting Shows Of 2009-2010 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2009

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater Festival (GLTF), announced plans for the company's ambitious forty-eighth season to Festival Members earlier this week. Scheduled to run from September through May, GLTF's 2009-10 season will feature a Fall Repertory, the Festival's annual holiday classic and a Spring Repertory. In the fall (September 24-November 1, 2009), the Festival will present Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning solve-it-yourself musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Drood) in rotating repertory with Shakespeare's enchanting comedy, Twelfth Night. GLTF's annual production of Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A Christmas Carol (December 4-December 23, 2009), originally adapted and directed by Gerald Freedman, will mark the midpoint of the Festival's 48th season. GLTF will round out its 2009-10 season with a Spring Repertory (April 8-May 16, 2010) by pairing Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming's outrageous Off-Broadway hit Bat Boy: The Musical with Shakespeare's magical masterpiece, A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff is 'Ursula' in THE LITTLE MERMAIDPhoto Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff is 'Ursula' in THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2009

Broadway favorite and [title of show] star Heidi Blickenstaff is 'Ursula' in the Disney musical THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway. The talented and 'very sweet' Blickenstaff assumed the 'very sassy and sinister' role on January 27, 2009. (more...)

ROOMS Rock Romance Garners 5 Helen Hayes NominationsROOMS Rock Romance Garners 5 Helen Hayes Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment is proud to announce that ROOMS a rock romance garnered five nominations from the prestigious Helen Hayes Awards, in recognition of their world premiere engagement at MetroStage in Washington, DC. Nominations were presented to ROOMS a rock romance in the following categories: Outstanding Director - Resident Musical, Outstanding Lead Actor - Resident Musical, Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical, the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical, and Outstanding Resident Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: ROOMS: A Rock RomancePhoto Flash: ROOMS: A Rock Romance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2009

Van Hill Entertainment is proud to announce that the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger, will begin performances on Friday February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night is set for Monday March 16th (7 PM). ROOMS a rock romance has music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman (Bright Lights Big City) and book by Goodman and Miriam Gordon, and will be directed by Scott Schwartz (Golda's Balcony, Bat Boy: The Musical, tick, tick... BOOM!, Jane Eyre). (more...)

Transport Group's BEING AUDREY Opens 4/5Transport Group's BEING AUDREY Opens 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2009

Transport Group's BEING AUDREY Opens 4/5 (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE BATTERY'S DOWN Celebrates Season 2 at Sardi'sPhoto Coverage: THE BATTERY'S DOWN Celebrates Season 2 at Sardi's
by Peter James Zielinski - Apr 3, 2009

'The Battery's Down,' the hit online television series, returns for a second season. Filmed in a style similar to 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' or 'The Office,' 'The Battery's Down' chronicles The Life of young actor Jake Wilson in New York City. Each twenty-minute, two-part episode will premiere at 12:01AM the first of every month. (more...)

THE BATTERY'S DOWN Season 2 Premieres 4/1THE BATTERY'S DOWN Season 2 Premieres 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2009

The Battery's Down, the hit online television series, will return for a second season on Wednesday, April 1, on YouTube featuring a slew of Broadway guest stars. Filmed in a style similar to Curb Your Enthusiasm or The Office, The Battery's Down chronicles the life of young actor Jake Wilson in New York City. Each twenty-minute, two-part episode will premiere at 12:01AM the first of every month. (more...)

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