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263 W. 86th St.

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An unsuccessful composer-lyricist team are kidnapped by the KGB and taken to the USSR to ghost-write communist propaganda musicals, where they are forced to choose between the fame they yearn for and the freedom they have lost.


HONOR Musical Adapted from Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Coming Up at Prospect Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Coming up soon! Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Baayork Lee and Co-Founder Steven Eng, will present a concert performance of the musical HONOR, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel, adapted from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

American Heroes Channel to Premiere New Series COLD WAR ARMAGGEDON, 10/12
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Premiering Wednesday, October 12 at 10/9c, American Heroes Channel's (AHC) new eight-part series COLD WAR ARMAGEDDON transports viewers back forty years as the horrors of World War II ended, and a new kind of war began (more...)

Artis to display with Orbital ATK at AUSA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

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Artis announces Army APS contract award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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Broadway Collides With The Cold War In Lee Welling's Debut Novel, 'The Actor?'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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HONOR Musical, Based on AS YOU LIKE IT, Plays in Concert Tonight at Prospect Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Baayork Lee and Co-Founder Steven Eng, presents a concert performance of the new musical HONOR, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel, adapted from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

Prospect Theater to Continue 2016 IGNITE Series with 35MM and STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director, and Melissa Huber, Managing Director, continues its 2016 IGNITE Series with two special one-night-only events at The Times Center (242 West 41st Street, NYC). (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents David Edgar's WRITTEN ON THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present David Edgar's Written on the Heart, a drama about the creation of the King James Bible. The play will run December 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17, 2016 at 7:30 pm and December 4, 11 and 18th at 2 pmat Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.  (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Mary Testa, Ali Stroker, and More Join 35MM Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Prospect Theater Company continues its 2016 IGNITE Series on Saturday, November 5th at 8pm, with a concert of 35MM: A Musical Exhibition. (more...)

American Heroes Channel to Premiere New Series COLD WAR ARMAGGEDON, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Premiering Today, October 12 at 10/9c, American Heroes Channel's (AHC) new eight-part series COLD WAR ARMAGEDDON transports viewers back forty years as the horrors of World War II ended, and a new kind of war began (more...)

Prospect Theater to Continue 2016 IGNITE Series with 35MM and STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director, and Melissa Huber, Managing Director, continues its 2016 IGNITE Series with two special one-night-only events at The Times Center (242 West 41st Street, NYC). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 13, 2016
by - Nov 13, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL to Return to the Chance This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Chance Theater is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its second Theater for Young Audiences Series. (more...)

New documentary on St. John Paul II's role in the fall of communism makes its television premiere June 3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

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New documentary on St. John Paul II's role in the fall of communism makes its television premiere June 3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

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Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, June 16, 2016
by - May 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Thursday, June 16, 2016! (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for GOOD TO GO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for the Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase. (more...)

BWW Review: WISDOM OF A FOOL, LOST Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Mar 9, 2017

Wisdom of a Fool resurrects the much loved Norman Wisdom in Jack Lane's respectful and entertaining show that charts his rags-to-riches story. (more...)

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND's Vincent Rodriguez III to Host Prospect Theater's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Prospect Theater Company has announced the host for its 2017 Annual Gala event, 'Prospect at the Penthouse: Reaching New Heights,' to be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 6 - 10pm at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

English Translation of Anatoly Kurchatkin's 'Tsunami' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Summary: Anatoly Kurchatkin's novel, set in Russia and Thailand, ranges in time from the Brezhnev years of political stagnation, when Soviet values seemed set to endure for eternity, through Gorbachev's Perestroika and the following tumultuous and disorientating decades. Under the surface, ancient currents are influencing the destinies of mathematician Rad, art gallery owner Jenny, entrepreneur (and spy?) Dron, American investor Chris, redundant Soviet diplomat Yelena and Thai playboy Tony in a rapidly globalizing world of laptop computers, mobile phones, credit cards and international finance. It is 2004, Vladimir Putin has been in the Kremlin for four years and the tsunami of lawlessness which swept over Russia in the Yeltsin years of 'gangster capitalism' is believed to be over. As the Iron Curtain rusts away and former Soviet citizens can at last travel abroad freely, the ethics of the New Russia encounter the unfamiliar values of Western capitalism and the Buddhism of Thailand. The fourteenth-century battle in which the Prince of Muscovy, inspired by St Sergius of Radonezh, defeated the Golden Horde of the Mongol Empire foreshadows a modern struggle for the soul of Russia. Tsunami was shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize and the Russo-Italian Moscow-Penne Prize. About The Author: Born in 1944 in Sverdlovsk, Anatoly Kurchatkin graduated from the Moscow Literary Institute in 1972. Kurchatkin's eagle eye has chronicled the changes in Russian society since the 1970s. He has won numerous prizes over the years, and his novels have been dramatized by the Moscow Art Theatre and turned into feature films. His other works include: Notes of an Extremist (1990), The Joy of Death (2000), The Happiness of Benjamin L. (2002), The Sun was Shining (2004). One of the most European of contemporary Russian writers, his work has been translated into ten languages. Critics describe him as 'a student of human behaviour with a firm belief in basic principles of human decency.' A master of dialogue, his writing has the resonance of parable. Review copies are available upon request. Title: Tsunami Author: Anatoly Kurchatkin Translator: Arch Tait Publisher: Glagoslav Publications Language: English ISBN: 9781911414292 Extent: 352 pages Format: paperback, hardback, e-book (more...)

Mary Testa, Krysta Rodriguez, Arielle Jacobs and Jason Gotay Sign on for Prospect's GOOD TO GO Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Two-time Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (Queen of the Mist, On the Town), Arielle Jacobs (Wicked, In the Heights), Krysta Rodriguez (The Addams Family, Smash) and Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man; Turn Off the Dark) have joined the cast of the Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase. (more...)

FANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Margot Astrachan and The Peccadillo Theater Company will present a developmental lab presentation of FANCY, a new musical, on Thursday, March 16 at 4PM and Friday March 17 at 11AM and 3PM at The Westside Theatre, downstairs (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Fulton Theatre's FOOTLOOSE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the energetic Footloose: The Musical as its grand finale of the 2015/2016 season through July 17. The rousing and affecting production features a score that has transcended generations with Billboard-topping songs such as "Footloose," "Holding Out for a Hero," "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "Almost Paradise," and more!   (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's IGNITE Series to Feature VOTE FOR ME: A MUSICAL DEBATE, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director and Melissa Huber, Managing Director, in partnership with producer Alexander Baron, continues its 2016 IGNITE Series at The TimesCenter (242 W 41st Street), with a one-night concert of Vote For Me: A Musical Debate, by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen, authors of the recent Off-Broadway hit, Straight.  Vote For Me is an irreverent, 90-minute one-act musical that pits two fictional Presidential candidates against each other, singing their way through the three-ring circus of American politics and hot-button issues, with the outcome of the debate -- and finale of the show -- determined by audience vote.  The concert will take place on Saturday, June 25 at 8pm at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st Street, NYC). (more...)

Andrea McArdle & Sally Struthers Will Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse sets sail with the delightful, Tony Award-winning Anything Goes June 15 to July 9. This splendid madcap musical comedy stars Broadway's Andrea McArdle as Reno Sweeney and features two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as Evangeline Harcourt. The pair are currently leading ANYTHING GOES at Gateway Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Today, June 16, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW today, June 16, 2016! (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

GI Film Festival San Diego Announces 2016 Line-up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

GI Film Festival San Diego announces their schedule for their 2016 line-up. Events include screenings, panels, Family Movie Night, a Local Film Showcase, and an awards ceremony. The festival features a variety of films for, about, and by service men and women, bringing the stories of America's military to life through film. (more...)

Shorts Awards Announced at 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Winners of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival jury prizes in short filmmaking were announced today by Sundance Institute at a ceremony in Park City, Utah. (more...)

C. A. Davidson Launches BIRTHRIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

C. A. Davidson writes of history she has seen for herself, showing the raw power of truth in a world of deceit. Join the heroic young Benjamin in his epic quest for the elusive birthright-key to the very survival of life and liberty. (more...)

Dee Hoty, Jennifer Damiano, Jason Tam and More Will Take Part in Reading of New Rock & Roll Musical RADIO 930
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

RADIO 930, a new musical, will be have an industry presentation (by invitation only) on Thursday, February 23 at 11AM and 3PM at The Rehearsal Studio, Pershing Square Signature Theatre Center (480) W. 42nd Street). (more...)

Ann Harada & Sara Wordsworth to Host Prospect's GOOD TO GO Women Writers Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Immigration, the development of Luna Park, and new adaptations of the films Bread and Roses and Teeth are among the subjects of Prospect Theater Company's upcoming Good to Go Songwriter's Showcase, a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers. (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Zachary Prince, and Ashley Park Join Prospect for STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Prospect Theater Company (Melissa Huber, Managing Director / Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for its final 2016 IGNITE Series event on Friday, December 16th at 8pm at the TimesCenter (242 West 41st Street).  The evening will feature a a special concert presentation of the musical Striking 12, with book, music, and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Val Vigoda. (more...)

'Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism' Wins Emmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

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Unique Theatrical Holiday Gifts from Bucks County Playhouse Available for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

For people seeking unique gifts, there is an array of theatrically-oriented ideas just right for this holiday season that will not only bring joy but also benefit Playhouse Artists, the new 501(c)3 public charity that supports Bucks County Playhouse and its mission to stimulate, support, inspire and celebrate the performing arts in the New Hope region.  Playhouse Artists helps to build audiences, provide education programs that enhance the lives of all-age students, create community programs and special events. These rare gift ideas will support the work of Playhouse Artists while providing creative outlets for gift-giving. (more...)

Joseph E. Hahn Releases 'Hitchhiking through Europe: During the Summer of 1956'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Joseph E. Hahn has completed his new book 'Hitchhiking through Europe: During the Summer of 1956': an honest and detailed retelling of a young man who planned and executed a wonderful summer vacation. (more...)

HONOR Musical, Based on AS YOU LIKE IT, to Play in Concert at Prospect Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Baayork Lee and Co-Founder Steven Eng, have announced a concert performance of the new musical HONOR, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel, adapted from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

SKYLIGHT by David Hare Opens Burning Coal Theatre Company's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will open its 20th season in Raleigh, North Carolina with David Hare's Skylight, a love story about a brashly swaggering, politically conservative middle-aged businessman in the hotels and restaurants trade who stumbles back into the life of a progressive-minded, younger woman with whom he had a tempestuous affair years  before.  The play will run Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 6-9, 13-15 and 20-22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. Performances will take place at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. (more...)

HONOR Musical Adapted from Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Coming Up at Prospect Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Coming up soon! Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Baayork Lee and Co-Founder Steven Eng, will present a concert performance of the musical HONOR, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel, adapted from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Lee Welling Releases New Book THE ACTOR?
by Molly Tracy - Aug 18, 2016

In his debut novel, The Actor?, author Lee Welling offers readers a captivating account of a washed-up former Broadway star's foray into espionage during the Cold War.  A rollicking, riveting tale of one performer's service to his county during one of the tensest periods in history, The Actor? is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.  (more...)

Lee Welling's Debut Novel THE ACTOR? Moves from Broadway to Espionage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

In his debut novel, The Actor?, author Lee Welling offers readers a captivating account of a washed-up former Broadway star's foray into espionage during the Cold War. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 8, 2017
by - Apr 8, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

bergenPAC to Welcome Frankie Avalon, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

? Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Frankie Avalon - Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Burning Coal to Host Staged Reading of Jason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present a staged reading of Jason Odell Williams' new play CHURCH & STATE Wednesday, May 25th at 7 pm at the Murphey School auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC.  The reading is free with a suggested $5 donation at the door. No reservations needed. For additional information, call 919.834.4001 or visit us at www.burningcoal.org. (more...)

SimG Records to Release Songs From COMRADE ROCKSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

On Monday 15th May 2017, SimG Records, the leading independent British label devoted to new musical theatre writers and artists, is to release COMRADE ROCKSTAR. (more...)

N.C. Museum of History and Burning Coal Theatre Present SHAKESPEARE MARATHON: 38 Plays in 5 Days
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

The N.C. Museum of History and Burning Coal Theatre Company will present the SHAKESPEARE MARATHON: 38 PLAYS IN 5 DAYS. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL Returns for a Special Encore at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its third season of Theater for Young Audiences. Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Danny Abosch and directed by Angeline Mirenda based on original staging by Kelly Todd, Fancy Nancy, the Musical will preview from May 5 through May 13; regular performances will begin May 13 and continue through May 28 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with ILLYRIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) will present a new actor-musician workshop staging of Illyria on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4pm and Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7pm. Illyria features book, music, and lyrics by Peter Mills and is adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by Mills and Reichel. (more...)

Off-Broadway's PERFECT CRIME to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Performances Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

PERFECT CRIME, the Off-Broadway 'whodunit' that New York Magazine calls "a true New York murder mystery" and the New York Times calls "a crackling thriller" will start its milestone 30th year of performances on Monday, April 18th at 8PM - continuing on as the longest running play in the city's history. The smart, funny and fast-paced thriller at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater in The Theater Center in Times Square (1627 Broadway) will have played over 11,899 performances since it first opened in 1987. (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

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