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Francois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer Join MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY; Full Cast Announced!Francois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer Join MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting for the American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Dennis Kelly and directed by Erica Schmidt. Joining previously announced cast members Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good) and Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), are Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). (more...)

WEST END RECAST 2 to Return Nov 9 at the Phoenix TheatreWEST END RECAST 2 to Return Nov 9 at the Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

West End Recast 2 - It's back... it's bigger... it's better! On Sunday 9th November, 7:30pm, at the Phoenix Theatre. (more...)

City Theatre to Present 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS, 11/30-12/22City Theatre to Present 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS, 11/30-12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

City Theatre will present a brand new production of the smash comedy 2 Pianos 4 Hands, a melodic adventure featuring music ranging from Bach to Billy Joel and Elton John. Co-written by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt and directed by Tom Frey, 2 Pianos 4 Hands is a City Events special presentation that will run on City Theatre's Mainstage from November 30 to December 22, 2013, with an Opening Night performance on Friday, December 6 at 8pm. (more...)

Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical Show Boat, November 5 - 8, 2014. Vanessa Williams will star as Julie, Julian Ovenden will star as Gaylord Ravenal, and Lauren Worsham will star as Magnolia, all in their Philharmonic debuts. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opened on October 9, 2014, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Francois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer Join MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY, Opening TonightFrancois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer Join MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Dennis Kelly and directed by Erica Schmidt. Joining previously announced cast members Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good) and Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), are Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). (more...)

Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Eric Idle and Martin Short Headline The Public's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit!Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Eric Idle and Martin Short Headline The Public's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

The Public Theater announced today that Kevin Kline will reprise his Tony Award-winning role of The Pirate King with Glenn Close as Ruth, Eric Idle as the Sergeant, and Martin Short as Major-General Stanley in the one-night-only concert performance of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE for The Public's annual gala. Co-chaired by Sir Howard Stringer, Arielle Tepper Madover, and Renee Beaumont, this unforgettable summer evening will also honor the late Nora Ephron who was a long-time board member and consummate lover of The Public's Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Candy Buckley, Marcia DeBonis, Martin Moran & More to Lead The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKECandy Buckley, Marcia DeBonis, Martin Moran & More to Lead The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. (more...)

Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Thursday, June 20, 2013Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Thursday, June 20, 2013
by - May 30, 2013

Get all the scoop on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, airing on THE CW on Thursday, June 20, 2013! (more...)

Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Thursday, June 20, 2013Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Thursday, June 20, 2013
by TV Scoop - May 29, 2013

Get all the scoop on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, airing on THE CW on Thursday, June 20, 2013! (more...)

DREAM OF PERFECT SLEEP to Begin 17 June at Finborough TheatreDREAM OF PERFECT SLEEP to Begin 17 June at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Dream of Perfect Sleep, a multi-award winning new play by acclaimed American playwright Kevin Kautzman in his full length UK debut will receive its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre for a four week run from Tuesday, 17 June 2014 (Press Night: Thursday 19 June 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

John Cullum, Ryan Silverman, Brad Oscar and More Join Alexandra Silber, Santino Fontana and Montego Glover in Caramoor's SHE LOVES MEJohn Cullum, Ryan Silverman, Brad Oscar and More Join Alexandra Silber, Santino Fontana and Montego Glover in Caramoor's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

On Saturday, June 22 at 8:30pm and Sunday, June 23 at 4pm, Caramoor kicks off the 68th Summer Festival with its first ever Broadway production, She Loves Me. Joining the cast will be John Cullum, Ryan Silverman, Brad Oscar, Etai BenShlomo and Jonathan Freeman. Michele Lynch will choreograph. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Audra McDonald's 'Go Back Home'!BWW Exclusive: Listen to Audra McDonald's 'Go Back Home'!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2013

Broadway favorite Audra McDonald is set to release 'Go Back Home', her first solo record in seven years on May 21. BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive listen to one of the album's tracks, 'Go Back Home' from The Scottsboro Boys with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

LCT's Platform Series Continues with Kristen Bush, Jan Maxwell & Michael Simpson, 5/29LCT's Platform Series Continues with Kristen Bush, Jan Maxwell & Michael Simpson, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 16th season on Thursday, May 29 at 6 pm with KRISTEN BUSH, JAN MAXWELL and MICHAEL SIMPSON, cast members of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, currently playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 21st, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 21st, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - May 21, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Our very own Tony Award Viewing Party (you're invited), new takes on 'Hair' and 'Myths And Hymns,' tryouts of 'Amazing Grace' and 'On Your Feet!,' that reading of 'Bedknobs And Broomsticks,' Chicago originals 'Mister Kelly' and 'Caged Dames,' more film news, the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus and more! (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to a track from Audra McDonald's GO BACK HOME Album; Release Set for TodayAUDIO: Listen to a track from Audra McDonald's GO BACK HOME Album; Release Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Nonesuch releases Audra McDonald's first solo album in seven years-Go Back Home-on May 21, 2013. After four seasons spent in Los Angeles playing Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC's hit medical drama Private Practice, the acclaimed singer and actress returned to New York and Broadway last year, winning her record-tying fifth Tony Award for her role in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. With Go Back Home, the Grammy Award-winning soprano, whose voice Stephen Sondheim has hailed as "one of the glories of the American theater," makes her highly anticipated return to recording, presenting her most personal album to date. (more...)

The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Performances TonightThe Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Old Globe presents Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. Jessica Stone will direct, based on the Tony-nominated Broadway direction of Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, whose loss on April 30 devastated the theatre world*. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run today, May 17 - June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run tonight, May 17 through the 21st. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Tony Nominated Director Nicholas Martin Passes Away at Age 75Tony Nominated Director Nicholas Martin Passes Away at Age 75
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2014

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that according to multiple sources, Tony Award-nominated director Nicholas Martin passed away yesterday, April 30th at the age of seventy-five. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Santino Fontana, Judy Kaye & More in SONG OF NORWAY ConcertPhoto Coverage: Santino Fontana, Judy Kaye & More in SONG OF NORWAY Concert
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 1, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale just presented Song of Norway by Robert Wright and George Forrest last night, April 30 at Carnegie Hall. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale Presents SONG OF NORWAY, Featuring Jason Danieley, Santino Fontana and More, 4/30The Collegiate Chorale Presents SONG OF NORWAY, Featuring Jason Danieley, Santino Fontana and More, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale announces Song of Norway by Robert Wright and George Forrest on April 30, 2013 at 6:30pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. Tickets are on sale at www.carnegiehall.org. Single tickets for this concert start at $25. (more...)

Tracie Bennett, Michael Matus, Katie Rowley Jones and Gareth Snook Complete WEST END RECAST Lineup, March 16Tracie Bennett, Michael Matus, Katie Rowley Jones and Gareth Snook Complete WEST END RECAST Lineup, March 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Tracie Bennett, Michael Matus, Katie Rowley Jones and Gareth Snook complete the all-star cast for West End Recast. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts July 18-25, 2014. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct three programs, July 18-20, featuring works by composers for whom he has advocated during his tenure, ranging from Nielsen to The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse. The other Philharmonic concerts will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey (July 23 and 25) and Ted Sperling (July 24), and will feature works by Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Loesser, among others. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present A FEW GOOD MEN, 3/1-24Alley Theatre to Present A FEW GOOD MEN, 3/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Bringing together an outstanding, large cast with a world-class artistic team, Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd directs Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. This epic production brings this captivating military courtroom drama to life. A Few Good Men runs March 1 through March 24, 2013, on the Hubbard Stage. (more...)

Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews tomorrow night, March 20 and will open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the latest TV spot for the production! (more...)

The Public's HERE LIES LOVE Extends Through May 19The Public's HERE LIES LOVE Extends Through May 19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced a two week extension today for the world premiere musical HERE LIES LOVE, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson. Directed by Alex Timbers, HERE LIES LOVE begins performances on Tuesday, April 2 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, May 5. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, May 19. (more...)

In The Spotlight Series: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEIn The Spotlight Series: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2013

Scroll below for photos of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike's Nicholas Martin, Genevieve Angelson, Billy Magnussen, Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)

Alley Theatre Presents A FEW GOOD MEN, Now thru 3/24Alley Theatre Presents A FEW GOOD MEN, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Bringing together an outstanding, large cast with a world-class artistic team, Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd directs Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. This epic production brings this captivating military courtroom drama to life. A Few Good Men runs tonight, March 1 through March 24, 2013, on the Hubbard Stage. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Zachary Quinto & More to Perform at Public Theater's ONE THRILLING COMBINATION Gala TonightSutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Zachary Quinto & More to Perform at Public Theater's ONE THRILLING COMBINATION Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Public Theater tnight presents the one-night-only Public Theater annual gala ONE THRILLING COMBINATION at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Ted Sperling, the gala event will celebrate Marvin Hamlisch, The Public Theater and the 40th anniversary of the creation of A Chorus Line. Performers will incude: John Lithgow, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Quinto, Martha Plimpton, Billy Porter, Jonathan Groff, Sutton Foster, Joshua Bell, Lindsay Mendez, Claybourne Elder, Krysta Rodriguez, Marissa McGowan, Laura Shoop, Peter Dugan, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Jessica Wu, Mylinda Hull, Brooke Sunny Moriber, Nicole Lewis and more! (more...)

John Cullum, Ryan Silverman, Brad Oscar and More Join Alexandra Silber, Santino Fontana and Montego Glover in Caramoor's SHE LOVES ME, Beg. TonightJohn Cullum, Ryan Silverman, Brad Oscar and More Join Alexandra Silber, Santino Fontana and Montego Glover in Caramoor's SHE LOVES ME, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Tonight, June 22 at 8:30pm and Sunday, June 23 at 4pm, Caramoor kicks off the 68th Summer Festival with its first ever Broadway production, She Loves Me. Joining the cast will be John Cullum, Ryan Silverman, Brad Oscar, Etai BenShlomo and Jonathan Freeman. Michele Lynch will choreograph. (more...)

Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Today, June 20, 2013Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Today, June 20, 2013
by TV Scoop - Jun 20, 2013

Get all the scoop on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, airing on THE CW today, June 20, 2013! (more...)

Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Zachary Quinto & More to Perform at Public Theater's Gala Honoring Marvin Hamlisch, 6/23Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Zachary Quinto & More to Perform at Public Theater's Gala Honoring Marvin Hamlisch, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The Public Theater announced today that John Lithgow, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Quinto, Martha Plimpton, Billy Porter, Jonathan Groff, Sutton Foster, Joshua Bell, Lindsay Mendez, Claybourne Elder, Krysta Rodriguez, Marissa McGowan, Laura Shoop, Peter Dugan, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Jessica Wu, Mylinda Hull, Brooke Sunny Moriber, Nicole Lewis and other special guests and alumni will perform in the one-night-only Public Theater annual gala ONE THRILLING COMBINATION on Monday, June 23 at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Eric Idle and Martin Short Headline The Public's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Tonight!Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Eric Idle and Martin Short Headline The Public's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

The Public Theater announced today that Kevin Kline will reprise his Tony Award-winning role of The Pirate King with Glenn Close as Ruth, Eric Idle as the Sergeant, and Martin Short as Major-General Stanley in the one-night-only concert performance of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE for The Public's annual gala. Co-chaired by Sir Howard Stringer, Arielle Tepper Madover, and Renee Beaumont, this unforgettable summer evening will also honor the late Nora Ephron who was a long-time board member and consummate lover of The Public's Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Jose Llana!BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Jose Llana!
by Ken Womble - Jul 25, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Jose Llana! (more...)

Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical Show Boat, November 5 - 8, 2014. Vanessa Williams will star as Julie, Julian Ovenden will star as Gaylord Ravenal, and Lauren Worsham will star as Magnolia, all in their Philharmonic debuts. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, Now thru 7/25New York Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, Now thru 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts today, July 18-25, 2014. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Frances Ruffelle and More Set for WEST END RECAST at Duke of York's Theatre, March 16Cynthia Erivo, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Frances Ruffelle and More Set for WEST END RECAST at Duke of York's Theatre, March 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, some of our finest West End musical theatre stars will be performing songs from roles they have always wanted to sing but will NEVER be cast in. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York PhilharmonicLaura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ted Sperling will conduct the New York Philharmonic and vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in A Broadway Romance, a one-night-only Valentine's Day concert, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program will feature songs from popular musicals ranging from Bernstein's West Side Story and Gershwin's Girl Crazy to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's Company, woven together to tell a unified narrative of a romance from beginning to end, from meeting to first date to falling in love to marriage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/16- Adam GuettelSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/16- Adam Guettel
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2014

Happy Birthday, Adam Guettel! Adam Guettel is an American composer-lyricist of musical theater and opera. He is best known for the musical 'The Light in the Piazza,' for which he won two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations, and two Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Orchestrations. His early works include 1996's 'Floyd Collins,' 'Love's Fire,' and 'Saturn Returns.' Guettel's songs have been recorded by such artists as Audra McDonald and Brian d'Arcy James. He also contributed original scores to several documentary films, including 'Arguing the World and Jack: The Last Kennedy Film.' In 1999, he performed a concert evening of his own work at New York's Town Hall. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/16- Adam GuettelSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/16- Adam Guettel
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2013

Happy Birthday, Adam Guettel! Adam Guettel is an American composer-lyricist of musical theater and opera. He is best known for the musical 'The Light in the Piazza,' for which he won two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations, and two Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Orchestrations. His early works include 1996's 'Floyd Collins,' 'Love's Fire,' and 'Saturn Returns.' Guettel's songs have been recorded by such artists as Audra McDonald and Brian d'Arcy James. He also contributed original scores to several documentary films, including 'Arguing the World and Jack: The Last Kennedy Film.' In 1999, he performed a concert evening of his own work at New York's Town Hall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bit of a Stretch Theatre Company's MYTHS AND HYMNS is an Artful ConcertBWW Reviews: Bit of a Stretch Theatre Company's MYTHS AND HYMNS is an Artful Concert
by David Clarke - Aug 8, 2013

Imagine a darkly ambient realm where angular architecture rises from the shadows and is adorned with three half ovals curtained in sheer white fabric. In this simplistically austere setting, every surface is painted black and gives the impression of some ambiguous but wholly recognizable cabaret. Out of the ether, six shapes emerge. In an assortment of solos and group pieces, these figures sing intensely haunting and puzzling music. Some songs are rigorously jazzy and mesmerizingly chromatic, leaping through major and minor chords with seemingly crazed affectation. Other songs are tuneful and familiar, playing off of bluesy gospel traditions that are tinged with pop sensibilities. This is the world that Adam Guettel, most widely known for the 2005 Tony Award winning musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, and Bit of a Stretch Theatre Company have created with the Houston premiere of MYTHS AND HYMNS. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Bit of a Stretch Theatre Company Creatives Talk MYTHS AND HYMNSBWW Interviews: Bit of a Stretch Theatre Company Creatives Talk MYTHS AND HYMNS
by Kristina Nungaray - Aug 3, 2013

Bit of a Stretch Theatre Company is running in full gear, preparing for the opening of their annual summertime production. Notorious for excelling at demanding and lesser known pieces, Bit of a Stretch Theatre Company provides Houston audiences unique musical experiences and challenges them to redefine their stereotypical notions of 'musical theater.' This summer Bit of a Stretch is presenting audiences with another piece of work from composer and lyricist Adam Guettel, MYTHS & HYMNS. I recently sat down with Emma Martinsen, Wiley DeWeese, and Erin Cressy to discuss their upcoming production. (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to a track from Audra McDonald's GO BACK HOME Album; Release Set for 5/21AUDIO: Listen to a track from Audra McDonald's GO BACK HOME Album; Release Set for 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

Nonesuch releases Audra McDonald's first solo album in seven years-Go Back Home-on May 21, 2013. After four seasons spent in Los Angeles playing Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC's hit medical drama Private Practice, the acclaimed singer and actress returned to New York and Broadway last year, winning her record-tying fifth Tony Award for her role in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. With Go Back Home, the Grammy Award-winning soprano, whose voice Stephen Sondheim has hailed as "one of the glories of the American theater," makes her highly anticipated return to recording, presenting her most personal album to date. (more...)

Neil Berg's 101 YEARS OF BROADWAY Set for Harris Center, 5/5Neil Berg's 101 YEARS OF BROADWAY Set for Harris Center, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Following the fantastic audience response to the last time Neil Berg appeared at Harris Center for the Arts with 100 Years of Broadway in 2011, Mr. Berg returns to Folsom with an all new show celebrating 101 Years of Broadway. This highly anticipated return engagement features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. (more...)

Adam Guettel to End Pace Residency with Concert at Schimmel Center, 4/30Adam Guettel to End Pace Residency with Concert at Schimmel Center, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

The Pace University Department of Performing Arts is producing a concert of works by Adam Guettel, performed Tony award-winning composer of the musicals The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins, Myths & Hymns and accompanied by Pace Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Musical Theater students and alumni. (more...)

Adam Guettel Ends Pace Residency with Concert at Schimmel Center TonightAdam Guettel Ends Pace Residency with Concert at Schimmel Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

The Pace University Department of Performing Arts is producing a concert of works by Adam Guettel, performed Tony award-winning composer of the musicals The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins, Myths & Hymns and accompanied by Pace Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Musical Theater students and alumni. (more...)

Jason Danieley, Alexandra Silber and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's SONG OF NORWAY TonightJason Danieley, Alexandra Silber and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's SONG OF NORWAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale presents Song of Norway by Robert Wright and George Forrest tonight, April 30, 2013 at 6:30pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. (more...)

Public Theater's 2014 Gala, ONE THRILLING COMBINATION, to Tribute Marvin Hamlisch on 6/23Public Theater's 2014 Gala, ONE THRILLING COMBINATION, to Tribute Marvin Hamlisch on 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the 2014 Public Theater Annual Gala will present ONE THRILLING COMBINATION, a gala event directed by Ted Sperling celebrating Marvin Hamlisch, The Public Theater and the creation of A Chorus Line on Monday, June 23 at the Delacorte Theater. This unforgettable summer evening will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of The Public's groundbreaking musical, A Chorus Line, and the legendary man behind the music, Marvin Hamlisch, in a one-night-only, star-studded gala to support The Public Theater. Renee Beaumont and Lizanne Rosenstein will serve as Gala Co-Chairs for this memorable evening in Central Park. (more...)

Tony Nominee Jennifer Westfeldt Joins MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB; Full Cast Announced!Tony Nominee Jennifer Westfeldt Joins MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) have announced full casting for the world premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the new play by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE Extends Again Through June 2 at the PublicHERE LIES LOVE Extends Again Through June 2 at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

The Public Theater announced another two week extension today for the world premiere musical HERE LIES LOVE, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson. Directed by Alex Timbers, HERE LIES LOVE began performances on Tuesday, April 2 and has been extended twice due to high demand. The new 360 degree musical will now run through Sunday, June 2 in The Public's LuEsther Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 23. (more...)

Jason Danieley, Santino Fontana and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's SONG OF NORWAY, 4/30Jason Danieley, Santino Fontana and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's SONG OF NORWAY, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale has announced Song of Norway by Robert Wright and George Forrest on April 30, 2013 at 6:30pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. Tickets are on sale at www.carnegiehall.org. Single tickets for this concert start at $25. (more...)

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