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131 West 55th St. (between 6th & 7th Aves)

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STAGE TUBE: Alan Menken and Ellen Greene Perform After Director's Cut of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at NYFFSTAGE TUBE: Alan Menken and Ellen Greene Perform After Director's Cut of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at NYFF
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2012

The Film Society of Lincoln Center's 2012 NYFF featured as part of its Masterworks program the Director's Cut of Frank Oz's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986). At the presentation were the director, Ellen Greene, Alan Menken and more. Below, watch Menken perform 'Suddenly Seymour' and Greene sing 'Somewhere That's Green' from the show! (more...)

NEWSIES' Jack Feldman, Kara Lindsay and More Join Encompass New Opera's Celebration of Alan Menken, 10/21NEWSIES' Jack Feldman, Kara Lindsay and More Join Encompass New Opera's Celebration of Alan Menken, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2012

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director announced that the Honorary Chairs, Sheldon Harnick and Maury Yeston join Encompass New Opera Theatre in celebrating Alan Menken's life in the American theatre, film and recording world on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York City. (more...)

Malcolm Gets, Julia Murney, and More to Celebrate Alan Menken, 10/21Malcolm Gets, Julia Murney, and More to Celebrate Alan Menken, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director announced that the Honorary Chairs, Sheldon Harnick and Maury Yeston join Encompass New Opera Theatre in celebrating Alan Menken's life in the American theatre, film and recording world on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC. (more...)

NEWSIES' Jack Feldman, Kara Lindsay and More Join Encompass New Opera's Celebration of Alan Menken, 10/21NEWSIES' Jack Feldman, Kara Lindsay and More Join Encompass New Opera's Celebration of Alan Menken, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2012

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director announced that the Honorary Chairs, Sheldon Harnick and Maury Yeston join Encompass New Opera Theatre in celebrating Alan Menken's life in the American theatre, film and recording world tonight, October 21, 2012 at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York City. (more...)

Malcolm Gets, Julia Murney, and More to Celebrate Alan Menken, 10/21Malcolm Gets, Julia Murney, and More to Celebrate Alan Menken, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2012

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director announced that the Honorary Chairs, Sheldon Harnick and Maury Yeston join Encompass New Opera Theatre in celebrating Alan Menken's life in the American theatre, film and recording world on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC. (more...)

Menken Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 11/10Menken Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2010

Broadway composer Alan Menken, who has created the music for such shows as Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Sister Act, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the category of Motion Pictures. A ceremony will be held at 11:30 AM on November 10, at El Caitan Theatre. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler will emcee the event and Richard Sherman will be a guest speaker. (more...)

Alan Menken to Receive York Theatre Company's Lifetime Achievement Award at 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, 12/9Alan Menken to Receive York Theatre Company's Lifetime Achievement Award at 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

The York Theatre Company will honor legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held Monday, December 9, 2013 at The Hudson Theatre (145 West 44thStreet). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alan Menken Receives Star on the Hollywood Walk of FamePhoto Coverage: Alan Menken Receives Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
by BWW Photo Special - Nov 10, 2010

Broadway composer Alan Menken, who has created the music for such shows as Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Leap of Faith and Sister Act, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the category of Motion Pictures.. (more...)

Menken Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 11/10Menken Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2010

Broadway composer Alan Menken, who has created the music for such shows as Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Sister Act, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the category of Motion Pictures. A ceremony will be held at 11:30 AM on November 10, at El Caitan Theatre. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler will emcee the event and Richard Sherman will be a guest speaker. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Original Score'2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Original Score'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Benanti & Paper Mill Playhouse Honor Alan MenkenPhoto Coverage: Laura Benanti & Paper Mill Playhouse Honor Alan Menken
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 16, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse hosted its Center Stage Celebration on Friday, May 13th at the Hilton Short Hills. The benefit honored eight time Academy AwardŽ-winning composer Alan Menken with the theater's prestigious Frank Carrington Excellence in the Arts Award. There to add to the entertainment of the evening and help honor the music man was Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Laura Benanti. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage of the gala below. (more...)

Alan Menken to be Honored at Paper Mill Playhouse Gala, 5/13Alan Menken to be Honored at Paper Mill Playhouse Gala, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, The Center Stage Celebration on Friday, May 13th at the Hilton Short Hills. Tables and individual tickets are now on sale. For more information on Paper Mill Playhouse's Center Stage Celebration or to purchase tickets please contact Roberta Morton at 973-315-1663, rmorton@papermill.org or visit Paper Mill Playhouse's website, www.papermill.org. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Win 'Best Original Score'2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Win 'Best Original Score'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 2/20-3/9Foothill Music Theatre to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 2/20-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the rock musical comedy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, in which a down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, directed by Milissa Carey, with musical direction by Dolores Duran-Cefalu, and choreography by Amanda Folena, plays February 20 - March 9 in the Lohman Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills. The public may purchase tickets ($10 - $28) online at www.foothillmusicals.com or by calling (650) 949-7360. (more...)

Breaking News: Disney's ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014Breaking News: Disney's ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
by Rialto Chatter - Jan 22, 2013

Now, Disney Theatrical Productions has confirmed that Aladdin, a new musical based on the Academy Award winning animated film, will play its pre-Broadway engagement at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre(formerly the Canon) November 13, 2013 to January 12, 2014 and will open at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre in 2014. The show will feature music by Alan Menken; lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin with a book by Beguelin. Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 11, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 11, 2010
by - Feb 11, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Alan Menken to Receive York Theatre Company's Lifetime Achievement Award at 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, TodayAlan Menken to Receive York Theatre Company's Lifetime Achievement Award at 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

The York Theatre Company will honor legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held Today, December 9, 2013 at The Hudson Theatre (145 West 44thStreet). (more...)

Chip Zien Set to Play 54 Below on 12/5 & 11Chip Zien Set to Play 54 Below on 12/5 & 11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chip Zien on December 5 and 11. Broadway favorite Chip Zien is much beloved on the Great White Way for creating the roles of the Baker in Into the Woods and Mendel in Falsettos. Now, 54 Below proudly presents his swinging cabaret debut! Expect some wild jazz standards as well as tunes that trace his brilliant stage career, including special personal favorites from shows that include Grand Hotel, Merrily, Sweeney Todd, The Big Knife, In Trousers and The Dean Martin Show, among many others. Join Chip and his oversized band for two very special performances only - no more riddles, no more jests! (more...)

Chip Zien Plays 54 Below TonightChip Zien Plays 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chip Zien tonight, December 11. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Disney Fantasy Cruise Performance Includes Song From TANGLEDSTAGE TUBE: Disney Fantasy Cruise Performance Includes Song From TANGLED
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2012

Disney's newest musical stage show called Wishes debuted on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship, following a trio of graduating high school students on a magical ride through Disney animated films. Seen here is a scenes from the film Tangled, starring Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, and the gang of thugs in the Snuggly Duckling. Alan Menken wrote the music for the original film. His song I've Got a Dream is featured in the video from Inside the Magic below! (more...)

Alan Menken to be Honored at Paper Mill Playhouse Gala, 5/13Alan Menken to be Honored at Paper Mill Playhouse Gala, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, The Center Stage Celebration on Friday, May 13th at the Hilton Short Hills. Tables and individual tickets are now on sale. For more information on Paper Mill Playhouse's Center Stage Celebration or to purchase tickets please contact Roberta Morton at 973-315-1663, rmorton@papermill.org or visit Paper Mill Playhouse's website, www.papermill.org. (more...)

Hackford to Direct 'Leap of Faith' Musical set for 07/08Hackford to Direct 'Leap of Faith' Musical set for 07/08
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2006

Award winning filmmaker Taylor Hackford will make his Broadway debut as director of the new musical, Leap of Faith, to premiere in the 2007-2008 season. (more...)

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