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Zellerbach Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

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Based on the novel by Mordecai Richler

Lyricist David Zippel Departs Fierstein's MRS. DOUBTFIRE Stage Musical?
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Today Page Six of the The New York Post reports hat the in-development production has hit a snafu. (more...)

Antonio Saillant to Direct THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Filmmaker Antonio Saillant and former Northern Valley Regional High School Principal; Fred Hessler, Assistant Superintendent for Business at Northern Valley Regional High School; Raymond Jacobus and Alumni Attorney, Steven Bruman of Houston, Texas met on location in early April of 2012 to begin the coordination for the production of “The Golden Knights”, a major motion to picture to be filmed in Bergen County, New Jersey. (more...)

Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant to Keynote San Francisco Green Festival, 11/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

 Antonio Saillant, one of New York's most prolific sustainable film and TV producers, is set to deliver a keynote at the Green Festival Expo San Francisco, 'Sustainability Within the Entertainment Business.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 22, 2015
by - Sep 22, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Empire Steak House NY Hosts Celebration of FIRST BLOOD Director Ted Kotcheff Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Tonight, September 20, 2014 filmmaker and energy/green activist, Antonio Saillant, will be hosting a private evening of fine food and drinks amidst Hollywood Glam in the Empire Steakhouse private dining room in the heart of New York City. (more...)

Montreal English Theatre Awards (META) Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Montreal English Theatre Awards, or METAs, were established in 2012 as a response to the need for the Montreal English Theatre community to promote and encourage their visibility and successes provincially, nationally and internationally. These peer-juried awards celebrate the artistic work that is outstanding in Montreal English Theatre, promote professional and emerging English theatre artists & companies and facilitate a level of critical discourse. (more...)

2015 METAs Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Montreal's English theatre community gathered in celebration at the beautiful and historic Rialto Theatre on Monday October 26th for the 3rd annual METAs ceremony, honouring excellence in Montreal English theatre for the 2014-2015 Season. (more...)

Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant Named Brand Award Judge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

The Green Festival Expo San FranciscoThe Green Festivals Expo today announced that Antonio Saillant, Founder of Planet Greenfest and Angel Light Pictures has accepted the invitation to be a Brand Award Judge in San Francisco. (more...)

Taragon Sets Cast of New Andrew Kushnir Play WORMWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Casting is announced and rehearsals are underway for the world premiere of Wormwood by actor and acclaimed playwright Andrew Kushnir (Small Axe, The Middle Place, The Gay Heritage Project) in his first play for Tarragon Theatre. (more...)

Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant to Partner with La Vie Theaters Rising Star Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

La Víe Theaters announced today that Antonio Saillant, owner of Planet Greenfest and Angel Light Pictures Entertainment Group, partnered with La Vie Theaters Rising Star Film Festival taking place at Angelika theater and the White Rock Lake for indoor screenings and nightly outdoor screenings under the stars. The event runs March 13-19th 2016 with awards ceremony on the 19th located in Omni Dallas. (more...)

Hocus Pocus: A Live, Satirical Reading of the Cult Classic to be Staged at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
by Alan Henry - Oct 13, 2015

Total Betty Productions and Random Hero Entertainment are pleased to present Hocus Pocus - A live, satirical reading of the cult classic. Monday, October 26th at 8pm at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. Set in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, virgin Max Dennison, sister Dani, and new friend Allison, accidentally free a coven of evil witches. With the help of a talking cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. Hocus Pocus premiered in 1993 to lackluster reviews, but since then has grown a steady reputation as a cult classic film.  (more...)

Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant Gives Keynote at San Francisco Green Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

 Antonio Saillant, one of New York's most prolific sustainable film and TV producers, is set to deliver a keynote at the Green Festival Expo San Francisco, 'Sustainability Within the Entertainment Business.' (more...)

Antonio Saillant to Host First Annual Fundraiser Gala for Planet Greenfest Next Year
by Movies News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Antonio Saillant applies his energy and entertainment knowledge to campaign for environmental issues close to his heart using his favorite platform, the Green Festival Expo. (more...)

Empire Steak House NY Hosts Film Fundraiser THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

New York City will be the setting for this inaugural event and is scheduled to take place on September 20, 2014 at Empire Steak House NY, located on W. 54th St. between Eighth Avenue and Broadway. Angel Light Pictures in association with Dream Destinations presents, 'The Apprenticeship of Ted Kotcheff' Film-Fundraiser Event, September 20, 2014: featuring special appearance from director, Ted Kotcheff, known for popular films, such as Joshua Then and Now, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Fun with Dick and Jane, North Dallas Forty, First Blood, Uncommon Valor, Weekend at Bernie's, and many others. As Kotcheff's success expanded into television, directing an executive producing 284 episodes of the most successful drama franchises in TV history, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. (more...)

Alan Menken Set for Segal Centre Gala Fundraiser Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Tonight, May 14th, 2015, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts hosts its bi-annual gala evening, marking the closing of its Segal - Dora fundraising campaign and a highlight of its most successful theatre season to date. (more...)

Musical Adaptation of 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' Begins Next Month at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Segal Centre will close its blockbuster 2014-2015 Theatre Season with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, a world premiere musical adaptation of Mordecai Richler's novel and the feature film by the same name, from June 7-28, 2015. This new production boasts an original musical score by Alan Menken, the legendary Oscar and Tony winning composer of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, with book and lyrics by acclaimed lyricist-librettist David Spencer and direction by American theatre veteran Austin Pendleton. Presented with the generous support of RBC and Muse Entertainment. (more...)

Angel Light Pictures' THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS to Promote Sustainable Filmmaking in NJ
by Movies News Desk - May 11, 2015

?Antonio Saillant, a graduate from New York Institute of Technology and CEO of Angel Light Pictures Entertainment Group, parlayed more than 15 years of experience in the energy management field into a second career as an actor and director dedicated to sustainable filmmaking. He is also the founder of the nonprofit Planet Greenfest, a festival featuring film shorts produced with eco-friendly technologies.  (more...)

Alan Menken's 'THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ,' THE GRADUATE & More Set for Segal Centre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Lisa Rubin, Artistic and Executive Director, and Paul Flicker, Artistic Producer, today announced the Segal Centre for Performing Arts' 2014-2015 Theatre Season, an ambitious seven-play offering brimming with incredible talent that will dazzle with new takes on beloved stories and premiere musicals. (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ to Open in Montreal June 2015
by Hilary Kelly - Mar 28, 2014

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by David Spencer, is getting a second chance at a fully mounted production in Montreal this summer after its first attempt at a Broadway run in 1987. (more...)

Cast Set for World Premiere of Alan Menken Musical 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Mordecai Richler's landmark coming of age novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is getting the all-star musical treatment in a world premiere musical adaptation produced by the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal from June 7 to 28th, 2015. (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Opens in Montreal Tonight
by Hilary Kelly - Jun 7, 2014

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by David Spencer, is getting a second chance at a fully mounted production in Montreal this summer after its first attempt at a Broadway run in 1987. The musical, based on the Mordecai Richtler film and novel by the same name, is set to receive a full production at the Segal Centre in Montreal from today, June 7-28, 2015. (more...)

BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist with Stage and Screen Composer Alan Menken!
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2015

Best known for his scores to The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, multiple Academy Award winner Alan Menken will discuss artist process with emerging playwright and songwriter Michael Mitnick. A part of Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage . BroadwayWorld is excited to invite you to tune in below to watch the livestream! (more...)

Tune in Tonight for Artist to Artist Livestream with Alan Menken!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Best known for his scores to The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, multiple Academy Award winner Alan Menken will discuss artist process with emerging playwright and songwriter Michael Mitnick. A part of Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage . BroadwayWorld will be bringing you a livestream of the conversation, and you can tune in at 7:30pm to watch the full event! (more...)

Empire Steak House NY to Host Celebration of FIRST BLOOD Director Ted Kotcheff, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Empire Steak House NY Hosts, A Celebration of 'First Blood' Director, Ted Kotcheff, 9/20/14 (more...)

Alan Menken's DUDDY KRAVITZ Extends in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is delighted to announce seven new performances to its world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer and an original music by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/22/2015 - Kleban Prize, 'MIDSUMMER' in Theaters and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 22, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre is awarded today, Shakespeare's 'MIDSUMMER' fantasy play hits theaters across the country, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alan Menken's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DUDDY KRAVITZ Comes Home to Montreal
by Meghan Pearson - Jun 19, 2015

Closing off the Segal Centre's 2014-2015 season, this classic story follows young Duddy Kravitz (Ken James Stewart), a kid who's grown up in the ethnic ghetto of the post-war St. Urbain Street in Montreal. Duddy is eager to escape his dead-end neighborhood and be somebody. After being told by his elderly, Jewish grandfather (Howard Jerome) that "a man without land is nobody," Duddy employs his boyish charms and underhanded nature as he sets his sights on acquiring the land around a lake in the Laurentians. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer, Behind the Scenes, and Rehearsals With Alan Menken in THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2015

The Segal Centre will close its blockbuster 2014-2015 Theatre Season with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, a world premiere musical adaptation of Mordecai Richler's novel and the feature film by the same name, from June 7-28, 2015. This new production boasts an original musical score by Alan Menken, the legendary Oscar and Tony winning composer of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, with book and lyrics by acclaimed lyricist-librettist David Spencerand direction by American theatre veteran Austin Pendleton. Presented with the generous support of RBC and Muse Entertainment.  Check out highlights below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Alan Menken's DUDDY KRAVITZ Musical Opens in Montreal
by Review Roundups - Jun 19, 2015

The Segal Centre closes its blockbuster 2014-2015 Theatre Season with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, a world premiere musical adaptation of Mordecai Richler's novel and the feature film by the same name, through July 12, 2015. This new production boasts an original musical score by Alan Menken, the legendary Oscar and Tony winning composer of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, with book and lyrics by acclaimed lyricist-librettist David Spencer and direction by American theatre veteran Austin Pendleton. Presented with the generous support of RBC and Muse Entertainment. The poignant Montreal coming of age story of ambitious scoundrel Duddy Kravitz, Canadian author Mordecai Richler's beloved anti-hero, will premiere as a brand new musical in the city where the story takes place. Let's see what the critcs had to say... (more...)

Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant Joins Green Festival Advisory Board
by Movies News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Green Festival, America's largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event, today announced to strengthens its Advisory Board and announces the appointment of a additional member. (more...)

THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ: THE MUSICAL Extends at the Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The Segal Centre is proud to announce that its world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, set to open today, June 11, will receive a one week extension to meet audience demand. Based on the classic Montreal coming of age novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer, music by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, and directed by Austin Pendleton, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical was officially scheduled to close on Sunday, June 28. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, July 5th. Tickets for these added performances are now on sale. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Taye Diggs steps into HEDWIG's stilettos, AMERICAN IDIOT and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD open in London, JOHN begins off-Broadway, Valerie Harper returns to the stage, and more! (more...)

Exclusive STAGE TUBE: Alan Menken Rehearses for New Musical DUDDY KRAVITZ
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2015

The world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer and an original music by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken, is in the process of rehearsals for the recent production, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene to get an exclusive first look. Check it out below! (more...)

Alan Menken's 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is delighted to announce seven new performances to its world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer and an original music by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alan Menken Gets His Wish for DUDDY KRAVITZ Musical; Talks Broadway Goals, Hunchback and More
by Alan Henry - Jul 10, 2015

For Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken - his musical based on the book and film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is what he calls 'a passion project, definitely.' Menken's version of Duddy Kravitz as a musical, which he co-wrote with David Spencer, was originally produced in the 1980's in Philadelphia. 'We did it in Philadelphia and we had a provision in the contract where we had to have a first class production (which Philadelphian wasn't) in order for the rights to merge, and when that didn't happen nobody could do (license) this musical…' Menken told me from inside the Segal Centre in Montreal while on break from rehearsals. (more...)

SOUL DOCTOR to Close Segal Centre's 2013-14 Season, 6/8-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts has announced that SOUL DOCTOR: The Journey of a Rock-Star Rabbi, the new musical based on the life of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, will make its Canadian premiere in Yiddish at the Segal Centre from June 8-29, 2014. Direct from Broadway, Soul Doctor will close the Segal Centre's 2013-2014 Season, replacing the previously announced production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. (more...)

Breaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Producer Larry G. Spangler and The Spangler Group announced today the creative team for HAPPY TRAILS, a new musical based on the life and career of American icons Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans. The musical will feature original music by Tony and multiAcademy Award-winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by Tony nominee Glenn Slater (Sister Act, Tangled, ABC-TV's Galavant, upcoming School of Rock), a book by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family), and direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River, Tommy). (more...)

Alan Menken, David Zippel and Harvey Fierstein Are Writing a MRS. DOUBTFIRE Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Alan Menken, who just boarded Broadway's HAPPY TRAILS creative team, confirmed to Entertainment Weekly today that he is also collaborating with David Zippel and Harvey Fierstein on a musical adaptation of MRS. DOUBTFIRE. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of JAWS at Maritime Aquarium, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Roy Scheider thought they needed a bigger boat, but The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk certainly does not need a bigger movie screen for a special 40th anniversary presentation of 'Jaws' on Sun., June 14 with special guest Richard Dreyfuss. (more...)

Angel Light to Produce THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Angel Light Pictures announced today that they will produce THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF, a documentary about the life of Ted Kotcheff (William T. Kotcheff). (more...)

Angel Light Pictures to Produce Documentary THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Angel Light Pictures announced today that they will produce THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF, a documentary about the life of Ted Kotcheff (William T. Kotcheff). The film will track the cinematic journey of the legendary Canadian film and television director, by Antonio Saillant in his debut as a director (Heterosexual, The Ascension). (more...)

Sustainable Filmmaker Antonio Saillant Opposes Gov. Christie's Veto of Tax Breaks for Film Industry
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

?On January 11, 2016, Senate Bill 779, which proposed to re-establish the film production tax credit program, was vetoed by Governor Christie. (more...)

THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS' Exec Producer Antonio Saillant Moves Forward with Filming
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

?While the world leaders and the sustainable film producer, Antonio Saillant are traveling to a global climate conference in Paris. The 2015 Golden Knights are the centerpiece of their NJ first title win in 30 years. The Golden Knights ended two long droughts when it finally knocked off nemesis Wayne Hills to complete the greatest season in school history on Saturday afternoon in the NJSIAA/SportsCare Institute North Jersey, Section 1 Group 4 Championship game at MetLife Stadium. (more...)

Sharron and George's Christmas Sing-A-Long Returns to Toronto Dec 19 and 20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

YES! It's the 4th HIT year of 'Sharron and George's SUPERFUN Christmas Sing A-Long!' It is has become a bonafide tradition, with ticket requests (in the dozens) beginning as early as June! People come again and again - and again and again!  (more...)

Director Antonio Saillant Begins Development on Documentary ROAD TO CHAMPIONS
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Development has begun on the feature-length documentary ROAD TO CHAMPIONS, directed by Antonio Saillant. (more...)

Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

Alan Menken, Robert De Niro & More to be Honored at Paper Mill Playhouse's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Gala on Friday, May 6, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band.  (more...)

Alan Menken Set for Segal Centre Gala Fundraiser, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

On May 14th, 2015, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts will host its bi-annual gala evening, marking the closing of its Segal ? Dora fundraising campaign and a highlight of its most successful theatre season to date. (more...)

Segal Centre to Present I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, 5/8-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The Segal Centre proudly presents the incredibly popular musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change with book and lyrics by Tony Award-winning writer Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. This hysterical exploration of love in all its many splendored forms is the second longest running off-Broadway show and will have its Montreal premiere at the Segal May 8 through May 29, 2016. (more...)

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