Songs for a New World

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a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3341"Jason Robert Brown/a
says, "it's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having
to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back." These
are the stories and characters of today, the strongSONGS FOR A NEW WORLD/strong.brbra href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3341"Brown/a
transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to
a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of
characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basket-ball
is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich
nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage. brbrWith a small, powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score running the gamut of today?s popular music, strongSONGS FOR A NEW WORLD/strong is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre.

Blythe Gruda, Chris Crawford & More to Lead Actors' Playhouse's MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Actors' Playhouse has announced full casting for the upcoming Florida premiere of Murder Ballad, the new musical by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash that will play a limited four-week engagement at the Miracle Theatre from October 8 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

Lonny Price, Chris Cattelli, Marc Bruni and More to Helm NAMT's 2014 Festival Productions Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today the all-star lineup of directors and musical directors participating in the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Regional Premiere of Disney's ON THE RECORD to Play WPPAC, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Disney's On the Record, a musical revue and theatrical celebration of 75 years of Disney music, will have its tri-state regional premiere on the White Plains Performing Arts Center's main stage June 20 - 29. This show-stopping musical from Disney is set in a contemporary recording studio that sparkles with 64 of the most beloved songs ever written, from some of the most popular films ever made over the past 75 years. (more...)

Bailiwick Presents CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in Chicago Debut, Now thru July 12
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of the 2012 Off-Broadway revival version of CARRIE: The Musical, with music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore, lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford, book by original screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the novel by Stephen King, directed by Collective Member Michael Driscoll with choreography by Brigitte Ditmars and music direction by Collective Member Aaron Benham. This unique resurrection of 1988's CARRIE: The Musical will play today, May 29 - July 12, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/25/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/25/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 5/25/2014
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Boiling Point Players Present IN JULIET'S GARDEN, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

'To be, or not to be' at the play...definitely TO BE! Come see Boiling Point Players inaugural production of In Juliet's Garden, a play for Shakespeare fans and newbies alike! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Fringe Spotlight: A Cuppa Tea Theatre Company Debuts with SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by Ellen Dostal - May 21, 2014

A Cuppa Tea Theatre Company will make its debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival with the beautiful Songs for a New World directed by Christopher Maikish and starring Scott Weston, Keith Montanez, Sherry Mandujano and Emily Morris, with percussionist Indigo Smith (more...)

Sara Pérez y Víctor González, cara a cara en 'Desgenerados'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 20, 2014

El próximo 16 de junio Sara Pérez y Víctor González tomarán el escenario del Teatro Galileo en un concierto en el que Víctor cantará temas compuestos para mujeres y Sara hará lo mismo con canciones para hombres, acompañados al piano por César Belda. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/18/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/18/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 5/18/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 5/18/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 5/18/2014
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As Told By Productions and Greenwich Theatre Present THE LAST FIVE YEARS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

As Told By Productions and Greenwich Theatre present Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years. (more...)

HAZARD A LITTLE DEATH Begins Today at Planet Connections Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

This spring, THEATER 4the PEOPLE will present HAZARD A LITTLE DEATH, a new play written by Sara Fellini (Inheritance, And Eat it Too) and directed by Isaac James Byrne (The Other Mozart, Tar Baby, To Nineveh), as part of the 6th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place May 12 through June 8 at the Paradise Factory. (more...)

NAMT Awards Grants to Goodspeed Musicals, The Public Theater, 5th Avenue Theatre and More
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces nine awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. Now in its sixth year, the Fund will provide grants totaling $35,500 to nine organizations across the country. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 5/11/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/11/2014
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BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Jason Robert Brown Wins Tony for Best Score
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Jason Robert Brown was nominated both for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for his work on The Bridges of Madison County this year. He won a Tony Award for Parade in 1999 and was nominated for Urban Cowboy in 2003, both in the Best Score category. (more...)

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Jason Robert Brown Wins Tony for Best Orchestrations
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony for Best Orchestrations for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Jason Robert Brown was nominated both for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for his work on THE BRIDGES OF MADISON County this year. He won a Tony Award for PARADE in 1999 and was nominated for URBAN COWBOY in 2003, both in the Best Score category. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Headed to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

Jason Robert Brown says that Honeymoon in Vegas will be coming to Broadway...soon! However, no dates have been confirmed. (more...)

BWW TV: BRIDGES' Jason Robert Brown on Taking the 2014 Tony for Best Original Score, Orchestrations
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Brown had to say below! (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Co-Host Pre-TONY AWARDS Telecast!
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Broadway's KINKY BOOTS turned to their official Twitter page to announce the exciting news that Tony Award winning actor (and former 'Boots' cast member) Billy Porter will be co-hosting this year's pre-telecast for the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. (more...)

Warne Stage Company to Present SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 6/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Warner Stage Company will present Songs for a New World, June 14-22, in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

Broadway's Jason Robert Brown to Live Stream Master Class and Concert, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

After a March cancellation due to illness, Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown is rescheduled to offer a master class and concert in Downtown Lancaster. MASTER CLASS Join Jason Robert Brown to observe a three-hour master class for actors and singers on music theater repertory, focusing on improving musicality, clarifying dramatic choices and understanding song structure. (more...)

Breaking News+ Video: Jason Robert Brown's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS to Open on Broadway This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

It's been announced, predicted and rumored and now it appears to be near official that Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas will be coming to Broadway this Fall. In a New York Times report on the closing of AFTER MIDNIGHT at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, they note that next up is said to be Honeymoon in Vegas, though dates are not yet confirmed. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. (more...)

Billy Porter to Guest Judge on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy will be joined by guest judges Billy Porter (Broadway's Kinky Boots) and Misty Copeland (Philadelphia) and Christina Applegate (Los Angeles). (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Adds Second SubCulture Show, 8/4
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Multi-award-winning composer/lyricist and acclaimed concert performer Jason Robert Brown is set to headline a new intimate solo show along with backing band Caucasian Rhythm Kings next month at NYC concert venue SubCulture and a second performance has just been added. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ciara Renee & More Set for NAMT's Songwriter Spotlight Concert at 54 Below, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will present its Songwriter Spotlight concert at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on August 25 at 7pm. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

David Pintó y Marc Sambola vuelven a colaborar en 'Campamentos'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 29, 2014

Los autores de 'Si quieres dulce no pidas calamares' regresan con un nuevo micromusical, una historia de recuerdos y nostalgia, interpretada por Elena Tarrats y Marc Pociello, acompañados a la guitarra por Marc Sambola, que se estrenará el próximo 31 de julio en Miniteatres Barcelona. (more...)

NoHo ACE to Premiere SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL, 9/12-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to present a world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon. SCARY MUSICAL The Musical will begin previews on Friday, September 12 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 19 at 8pm and run for eight weeks through Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Set For Special SubCulture Show, 8/4
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 21, 2014

Multi-award-winning composer/lyricist and acclaimed concert performer Jason Robert Brown is set to headline a new intimate solo show along with backing band Caucasian Rhythm Kings next month at NYC concert venue SubCulture. (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Jeanine Tesori and Martin Charnin Come to WPPAC for 'Creating Broadway' Series This Summer, Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The White Plains Performing Arts Center Conservatory Theatre has announced the premiere of the Creating Broadway Series. This series will spotlight top-notch Broadway artists showcasing the talents that got them to the Great White Way. The series will be presented in the form of concerts, master classes, lectures and workshops. Whether participating or observing, these events promise to be amazing opportunities for teaching and learning for theatre enthusiasts and professionals of all levels. (more...)


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Bayou City Theatrics Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS 9/5-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

THE LAST FIVE YEARS plays a limited engagement with five performances, September 5, 6 at 8:00 p.m., September 7 at 5:00 p.m. as well as September 12 and 13 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at www.BayouCityTheatrics.com or at the door, though BCT suggests advanced purchases, to secure admission to their intimate venue. (more...)

Staged! to Present PARADE by Jason Robert Brown, 9/20-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Staged! and Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown go way back. For the past three years the company has been delighting musical theatre audiences with top-notch production of the composer's work and has the awards and accolades to show for it. This time, Staged! presents JRB's dark and ambitious musical Parade, September 20 through October 12. A dark and compelling look at American justice and racism, Parade won two Tony Awards for its sweeping score and powerful message. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IVRT's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Continuing Through 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company (IVRT) is proud to announce the third show and second musical production in their season: Songs for a New World, continuing tonight, August 29 and September 5-7, 2014 at TIBBIES Center Stage Theater in Fontana. (more...)

LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK to Premiere at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Chinless Productions and Eric & Christine Kovac present the World Premiere of an unauthorized parody, LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK, written by Steven Christopher Parker and Steven Brandon, musical direction by DeReau K. Farrar, choreography by Heather Ashleigh Rivers and directed by Steven Brandon. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

IVRT to Present SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company (IVRT) is proud to announce the third show and second musical production in their season: Songs for a New World, beginning August 26th at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont and then continuing August 29 and September 5-7, 2014 at TIBBIES Center Stage Theater in Fontana. (more...)

Bayou City Theatrics Opens 2014 Season with Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, 9/5-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Jamie is a budding novelist who has everything planned out, with happiness and success at the tip of his fingers. Cathy is an aspiring actress who cannot catch a break. The couple seems to fit together perfectly, like an interpersonal jigsaw puzzle. Jamie has found his "Shiksa Goddess" and Cathy is finally "A Part of That." But are they prepared for the inevitable ups and downs that come with marriage? (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS below! (more...)

Hit Cabaret Show OPTION UP! to Return Aug 10 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Option Up!, the acclaimed musical theater cabaret and talk-show, returns Sunday, August 10, 2014 in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Featuring Aaron Benham and Christopher Pazdernik, Option Up! runs the second Sunday of each month through November 9 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

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