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Alvin Theatre (New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.

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Based on The Odyssey by Homer

This musical is based on the Iliad and the Odyssey. The story has been transplanted to the town of Angel's Roost, Washington, at the foot of Mt. Olympus just after the Spanish-American war. Adventure-loving Ulysses and his men return triumphant to their various women, including Ulysses's wife Penelope and Helen, a young woman married to the old Sheriff Menelaus. In honor of the returning soldiers, the townsfolk organize a fair, in which there will be a baking competition. Old Mother Hare, who supplies the women with herbs and prophecies, is left out of the festivities, but she shows up anyway. She has an apple made of gold wire that she will award to the best baker. Three important townswomen, Miss Minerva, Mrs. Juniper, and Lovey Mars, elect Paris, a balloon-riding traveling salesman to judge the contest, then promptly try to influence his vote. Lovey Mars wins because she promises him Helen. Soon Paris and Helen are wafting away to Rhododendron, the big city, as Mother Hare gleefully waves goodbye. Although Ulysses had promised Penelope that he'd stay home for a change, he immediately gathers his men and goes off to retrieve Helen.



Helen is the toast of Rhododendron for a while, until the Angel's Roost men show up and take over. Ulysses bundles her back off to Menelaus, but he and his men want to see the big city before they return. Rhododendron is mayor, Hector, sees this as his chance for revenge against the conquerors. Their late-night bender lasts 10 years, and his men vanish one by one into the maw of the city and its sinful inhabitants: Calypso (a nymph/social climber), Scylla and Charybdis (greedy stockbrokers), the Sirens (prostitutes), a crazy lady scientist who shoots men into space but can't get them back, and Circe (a magician's lady sidekick). Ulysses's last hero, Achilles, intercepts a knife aimed at him by Paris, leaving the commander the sole survivor. He does some soul-searching and returns to Penelope, who is none too pleased with him after his 10-year absence. However, he convinces her that he is staying for good this time.


York Theatre Company to Mark 45th Anniversary With '45 AT 54' ConcertsYork Theatre Company to Mark 45th Anniversary With '45 AT 54' Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in celebration of its milestone 45th anniversary season will travel across town for to two special concerts, "45 at 54." The concerts are presented in association with 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and Broadway producer/York Board Member Jim Kierstead. Discover what makes the York Theatre unique, or introduce a new musical theater lover to all that is happening at the York Theatre. The evening will feature a stellar cast and some very special guests. (more...)

The Viva Wyndham Azteca In Playacar, Mexico Receives The 2013 Golden Apple Award From Apple Vacations For Excellent Staff And ServiceThe Viva Wyndham Azteca In Playacar, Mexico Receives The 2013 Golden Apple Award From Apple Vacations For Excellent Staff And Service
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

MIAMI, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Viva Wyndham Resorts announced today that the Viva Wyndham Azteca, located in Playacar, Mexico, is a recipient of the 2013 Golden Apple Awards from Apple Vacations. The all-inclusive resort property was given the award for its high levels of excellence in staff and guest service. (more...)

Tony Nominee Jane Connell, Broadway Great Known for MAME and More, Passes AwayTony Nominee Jane Connell, Broadway Great Known for MAME and More, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed the sad news that Tony-nominated stage and screen star Jane Connell has passed away. She was 87. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild to Present TRIUMPH OF LOVEMusical Theatre Guild to Present TRIUMPH OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 2014-2015 season with the 1997 musical adaptation of Marivaux's classic TRIUMPH OF LOVE. (more...)

Tom Wojtunik & Justin Fischer Join Creative Team of York's 45 AT 54 Concert, 10/13Tom Wojtunik & Justin Fischer Join Creative Team of York's 45 AT 54 Concert, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Tom Wojtunik and Justin Fischer have joined the creative time of '45 at 54' presented by the York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) in celebration of its milestone 45th anniversary season. The first of two planned concerts is presented in association with 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and Broadway producer/York Board Member Jim Kierstead. Discover what makes the York Theatre unique, or introduce a new musical theater lover to all that is happening at the York Theatre. The evening will feature a stellar cast and some very special guests. (more...)

Kyle Golemba and Adam White to Debut MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE Revue, AlbumKyle Golemba and Adam White to Debut MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE Revue, Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

Kyle Golemba and Adam White have reason to celebrate: the debut of the recording of their all-Canadian musical theatre revue, Making Love in a Canoe. A 'sonnet to Canadian culture', Making Love in a Canoe features the work of 15 Canadian writers including Nancy White, Leslie Arden, and Jonathan Monro. With four never-before-recorded songs, the album promises to introduce even the most avid theatre-goer to the riches Canadian musicals have to offer. (more...)

Kaye Ballard Set for THEATRE CHAT, 10/16Kaye Ballard Set for THEATRE CHAT, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Tune in this Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 12:35 PM (ET) to join in the celebration with 'Mr. Showbusiness' on Jimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT AND THIS 'N THAT, broadcasting live on WWJB -- regionally and nationally on the world wide web: www.wwjb.com/pages/4395150.php. This week's guest is legendary Broadway, television, film star, and author Kaye Ballard. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Marc Shaiman, SIMPLY STREISAND & More Set for 54 Below this WeekSierra Boggess, Marc Shaiman, SIMPLY STREISAND & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

York Theatre Company's 45 AT 54 Concert Set for TonightYork Theatre Company's 45 AT 54 Concert Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

York Theatre Company hosts its concert '45 at 54' in celebration of its milestone 45th anniversary season tonight, October 13. The first of two planned concerts is presented in association with 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and Broadway producer/York Board Member Jim Kierstead. Discover what makes the York Theatre unique, or introduce a new musical theater lover to all that is happening at the York Theatre. The evening will feature a stellar cast and some very special guests. (more...)

Golden Apple Announces First Recipient of Inaugural Stanley C. Golder Award for Principals and Heads of SchoolsGolden Apple Announces First Recipient of Inaugural Stanley C. Golder Award for Principals and Heads of Schools
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

CHICAGO, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Golden Apple Foundation, a leader in advancing the teaching profession in Illinois for 29 years, will for the first time honor the exemplary performance of a Chicago-area principal with a surprise announcement on May 7 at the Lindblom Math & Science Academy. Principal Alan Mather will receive the inaugural Stanley C. Golder Award from Golden Apple during an assembly at his school. Mather was selected for his dedication and leadership at Lindblom, which has become under his tenure the city's top-performing majority African-American school in Illinois and the only top-20 ranked school that has over 60 percent of its students on free or reduced lunch. (more...)

PLATO Opens MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 5/17PLATO Opens MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012

The opening night celebration of PLATO's inaugural production 'Moonlight and Magnolias' at The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre will be held Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 pm. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents ZORBA, Now thru 5/2042nd Street Moon Presents ZORBA, Now thru 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012

42nd Street Moon, the company that presents intimate productions of uncommon musicals, concludes its 2011-12 season with a journey to Greece and Crete for the Kander and Ebb classic, ZORBA. Based on the book Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis, this musical is a salute to the spirit of Greece, where Zorba celebrates life, but also lost love, heartbreak and death. Opening is tonight, Saturday May 5 at 6 pm. The show will run through May 20. (more...)

Updated FUN HOME Cast Recording Hits Stores TodayUpdated FUN HOME Cast Recording Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Fun Home, the Award-winning new musical, has released an updated and expanded Broadway version of the cast recording today on PS Classics. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents ZORBA, 5/2-2042nd Street Moon Presents ZORBA, 5/2-20
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

42nd Street Moon, the company that presents intimate productions of uncommon musicals, concludes its 2011-12 season with a journey to Greece and Crete for the Kander and Ebb classic, ZORBA. Based on the book Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis, this musical is a salute to the spirit of Greece, where Zorba celebrates life, but also lost love, heartbreak and death. Three low-priced previews run May 2, 3 and 4, with the Opening on Saturday May 5 at 6 pm. The show will run through May 20. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Michael Mayer with Neil Patrick Harris and Charlotte Rae Backstage at HEDWIGTwitter Watch: Michael Mayer with Neil Patrick Harris and Charlotte Rae Backstage at HEDWIG
by BWW Staff - May 17, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Michael Mayer wrote 'With @ActuallyNPH and the lovely Charlotte Rae after @HedwigOnBway last night! pic.twitter.com/Iv8n852OBB' (more...)

PLATO Opens MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS Tonight, 5/17PLATO Opens MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS Tonight, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

The opening night celebration of PLATO's inaugural production 'Moonlight and Magnolias' at The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre will be held tonight, May 17 at 6:00 pm. (more...)

DARK OF THE MOON to Open New American Folk Theatre's Second Season, 6/6-29DARK OF THE MOON to Open New American Folk Theatre's Second Season, 6/6-29
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

New American Folk Theatre begins its 2014 season with Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson and William Berney. The play, directed by Anthony Whitaker and Jamal Howard, runs June 7 through June 29 (previews June 6) at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. Press Opening Performances are June 7 at 7:30 p.m. and June 8 at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit newamericanfolktheatre.org or darkofthemoon.brownpapertickets.com (more...)

St. Walter School & New American Folk Theatre to Present WENDY & PETER, 3/21-23St. Walter School & New American Folk Theatre to Present WENDY & PETER, 3/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2014

The New American Folk Theatre and St. Walter School have joined together to present the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. The family musical, written and directed by Anthony Whitaker and Jamal Howard, will perform March 21-23 at St. Walter's Peterson Hall. (more...)

CMGE Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Unaudited Financial ResultsCMGE Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Unaudited Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

HONG KONG, March 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group Limited ('CMGE' or the 'Company') (Nasdaq:CMGE), the largest publisher and a leading developer of mobile games in China, today reported unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM: WILL MY BUNNY GO TO HEAVEN?, 4/7-14Laguna Playhouse to Present SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM: WILL MY BUNNY GO TO HEAVEN?, 4/7-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are delighted to bring back their favorite Sister in a return offering, SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?, written and performed by Maripat Donovan (alternating with Nonie Newton-Breen) and directed by Mark Silvia. "Sister is back and as funny as ever. Our audiences are going to be Heaven-sent at this Easter delight," offers Wood. "Our audiences will be resurrected with laughter. What better way to begin the Spring than with an evening with Sister?," adds Wareham. SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM will begin performances on Monday, April 7 and run through Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to Receive Cast Album; Release Date Set!Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to Receive Cast Album; Release Date Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that PS Classics will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on Monday, March 23, 2015. This new Broadway Cast Recording will be released on May 19, 2015. The production is currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre through July 5, 2015. (more...)

St. Walter School & New American Folk Theatre Present WENDY & PETER This WeekendSt. Walter School & New American Folk Theatre Present WENDY & PETER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The New American Folk Theatre and St. Walter School have joined together to present the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. The family musical, written and directed by Anthony Whitaker and Jamal Howard, will perform this weekend, March 21-23 at St. Walter's Peterson Hall. (more...)

I CAN'T FIND MY MANNERS Teaches Modern Day EtiquetteI CAN'T FIND MY MANNERS Teaches Modern Day Etiquette
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

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DARK OF THE MOON Opens New American Folk Theatre's Second Season, Now thru 6/29DARK OF THE MOON Opens New American Folk Theatre's Second Season, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

New American Folk Theatre begins its 2014 season with Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson and William Berney. The play, directed by Anthony Whitaker and Jamal Howard, runs June 7 through June 29 (previews tonight, June 6) at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. (more...)

PS Classics Releases First Full Length Recording of THE GOLDEN APPLE TodayPS Classics Releases First Full Length Recording of THE GOLDEN APPLE Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

PS Classics releases the first full length recording of The Golden Apple today, June 2. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild Annoiunces 2014-2015 SeasonMusical Theatre Guild Annoiunces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quintet of shows to celebrate its nineteenth season of Broadway in Concert musicals. The MTG 2014-2015 season includes: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, The Golden Apple, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES and ROAD SHOW. (more...)

Photo Blast From The Past: Kaye BallardPhoto Blast From The Past: Kaye Ballard
by Walter McBride - Jul 9, 2012

Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com's 'Photo Blast From the Past' series. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the series showcases images from his archives of theatre and Hollywood related gems. Today, we bring you Kaye Ballard, Broadway vet who made her Broadway debut in The Golden Apple in 1954 and went on to star in Carnival!, The Beast In Me, Molly, and the Pirates of Penzance. (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Host Documentary on American Composer Jerome MorossMichael Feinstein to Host Documentary on American Composer Jerome Moross
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2013

Produced by British radio documentarian Jon Tolansky, the program is narrated by Grammy award-winning artist and champion of American music, Michael Feinstein. (more...)

New Year's Day and My Fair Lady Minus Hanya HolmNew Year's Day and My Fair Lady Minus Hanya Holm
by Barnett Serchuk - Jan 4, 2013

New Year's Day afforded me the opportunity to watch four hit Broadway musicals that had been adapted for the screen: My Fair Lady, Camelot, Funny Girl and Hello Dolly. My Fair Lady and Camelot had a number of things in common: same director, lyricist, composer, leading lady, supporting male actor and, most important for me, the same choreographer: Hanya Holm, the modern dancer from Dresden who came to the United states to open a school and stayed for the rest of her life, dying at the age of 99!. (more...)

Tony Kushner to Receive WGAW's 2013 Paul Selvin Award for LINCOLN ScreenplayTony Kushner to Receive WGAW's 2013 Paul Selvin Award for LINCOLN Screenplay
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Writers Guild and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Tony Kushner has been chosen to receive the WGAW's 2013 Paul Selvin Award for his adapted screenplay for Lincoln. Named after the late Selvin, who served as counsel to the Guild, the award is given to the WGA member whose script best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties, which are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere. Kushner will be recognized, along with other honorees, at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 17, at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild to Stage THE GOLDEN APPLE in Concert at New Roads School, 2/8Musical Theatre Guild to Stage THE GOLDEN APPLE in Concert at New Roads School, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 2014-2015 season with the 1955 cult classic The Golden Apple. The one-night-only concert will take place at the Moss Theatre at New Roads School in Santa Monica on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Center Sign 20-Year Lease for Playhouse at Seattle CenterCornish College of the Arts, Seattle Center Sign 20-Year Lease for Playhouse at Seattle Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Today Cornish College of the Arts President Nancy J. Uscher and Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams signed a 20-year lease for the Playhouse at Seattle Center, officially launching a partnership that began in late 2012. The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center will host many of Cornish's educational programs in both the performing and visual arts, while also ensuring that the facility is made available to arts and cultural organizations around the region. (more...)

Mario Henry Launches Debut Book, HOW TO HIRE YOUR HOUSEMario Henry Launches Debut Book, HOW TO HIRE YOUR HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

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FirstWorks to Welcome Philip Glass, 2/25FirstWorks to Welcome Philip Glass, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

FirstWorks announces that Philip Glass, the iconic American composer, will come to Providence for a special performance and a series of intimate conversations with local audiences and students. Along with celebrated solo violinist Tim Fain, Glass will perform his own compositions in “An Evening of Chamber Music” on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The Vets). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/20/2015 - PLACEBO, HOME STREET HOME at Z Space and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/20/2015 - PLACEBO, HOME STREET HOME at Z Space and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 20, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: PLACEBO begins off-Broadway, HOME STREET HOME starts in LA, Claybourne Elder stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA in KC, IOWA meets the press and three Broadway shows end this weekend! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anita Darian Dies at Age 87STAGE TUBE: Anita Darian Dies at Age 87
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2015

Anita Darian, a soprano whose four-octave voice earned her the nickname “The Armenian Yma Sumac” and spawned an eclectic 50-year career that ranged from performances with the New York City Opera, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic to big-band jazz concerts, co-starring roles with Barbara Cook, and hit pop recordings that included “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is dead at 87. A longtime resident of East Atlantic Beach, L.I., she died Sunday, Feb. 1 at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside of complications from surgery. (more...)

PS Classics to Release First Full Length Recording of THE GOLDEN APPLE This MayPS Classics to Release First Full Length Recording of THE GOLDEN APPLE This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

According to a listing on PS Classics' website, the first full length recording of The Golden Apple is set for release on May 19, 2015. (more...)

Martin Preston Stars in CHRISTMAS WITH LIBERACE TonightMartin Preston Stars in CHRISTMAS WITH LIBERACE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

Martin Preston stars as Liberace in a sparkling Yuletide extravaganza filled with signature showstoppers and Holiday favorites as well! (more...)

Maren Bush, Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria Set for The Lynne Show, 8/7, 14 & 21Maren Bush, Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria Set for The Lynne Show, 8/7, 14 & 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2012

Maren Bush, Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria will be guests on The Lynne Show beginning tomorrow, August 7 and continuing August 14 and 21, 2012. The Lynne Show airs on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. EST and Mondays at 3 a.m. EST at Radioearnetwork.com. You can listen to podcasts at any time at thelynneshow.com. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEWS: Kaye Ballard and Liliane MontevecchiBWW INTERVIEWS: Kaye Ballard and Liliane Montevecchi
by Anya Sebastian - Aug 3, 2013

There is virtually nothing in the world of show business that Kaye Ballard and Liliane Montevecchi haven't left their mark on - acting, singing, story-telling, comedy, cabaret, dancing. . . in movies, on TV and performing live on stage - they've done it all. These legendary stars have over a century of artistic experience between them and, when I caught up with them between rehearsals for their upcoming show at the Lensic Performing Arts center in Santa Fe, it was abundantly clear that they show no signs of slowing down. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists—Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods—based on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii—on January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild to Open 19th Season with SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, 9/14Musical Theatre Guild to Open 19th Season with SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will open their 2014-2015 season with the multiple Tony Award nominated musical SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. The one-night-only concert will take place at the Moss Theatre at New Roads School in Santa Monica on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

New Musical BRUSH STROKES Set for NY THEISPIS Theater FestivalNew Musical BRUSH STROKES Set for NY THEISPIS Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Brush Strokes is a new musical that has been selected for the NY THEISPIS Theater Festival. Performances are at the Hudson Guild Theater, 411 West 26th street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), NYC. The cast for the new musical us Joy Franz, Chuck Muckle and Hanah Seusy. The musical is written by Stephen Chinlund & Jim Semmelman; with music by Bert Draesel; and lyrics by Jim Semmelman. It is directed by Kathleen O'Neill, with set design by April Bartlet, lighting designer by Dan Henry, and the musical director is Kenneth Gartman. (more...)

Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria Set for The Lynne Show, 8/14 & 21Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria Set for The Lynne Show, 8/14 & 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2012

Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria will be guests on The Lynne Show beginning today, August 14 and continuing on August 21, 2012. The Lynne Show airs on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. EST and Mondays at 3 a.m. EST at Radioearnetwork.com. You can listen to podcasts at any time at thelynneshow.com. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Artistic Director Paul Hope Talks Bayou City Concert Musicals, Charity & EducationBWW Interviews: Artistic Director Paul Hope Talks Bayou City Concert Musicals, Charity & Education
by David Clarke - Aug 13, 2012

Despite being completely busy preparing for the concert staging of A TOUCH OF VENUS, Paul Hope, Artistic Director and Founder of Bayou City Concert Musicals, took a break from his busy schedule to talk to me about his innovative and charitable organization. Since it's inception, Bayou City Concert Musicals has been providing Houston audiences with well-produced and lauded performances of often-neglected musicals. Continuing to grow an ever-increasing loyal audience and fan following, I asked Paul Hope to tell me more about Bayou City Concert Musicals and the shows they choose to produce. (more...)

Carly Ozard to Bring SOMEBODY TO LOVE Freddie Mercury Tribute to the Iridium, 4/16Carly Ozard to Bring SOMEBODY TO LOVE Freddie Mercury Tribute to the Iridium, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

After sold-out performances in New York City and her hometown of San Francisco, critically acclaimed comedic cabaret artist and musical theater singer Carly Ozard brings her smash cabaret show Somebody to Love: My Musical Tribute to Freddie Mercury to New York City's jazz institution Iridium for two performances: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (more...)

SERIAL's Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder Coming to Kimmel Center, 5/14SERIAL's Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder Coming to Kimmel Center, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Pop culture sensation Serial is ripped from the headlines when Binge-Worthy Journalism: An Evening With SERIAL Creators Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder comes to the Merriam Theater on Thursday, May 14 at 8p.m. Presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, this live presentation allows Koenig and Snyder to take the audience backstage in the creation of this cultural phenomenon. Using some of their favorite tape, they'll tell personal behind-the-scenes stories, explain how they constructed certain episodes and allow the audience to follow the ups and downs of creating a new form of modern journalism that has captured the attention of a nation. (more...)

AuthorHouse and Golden Apple Comics Launch Graphic Novel Publishing PackagesAuthorHouse and Golden Apple Comics Launch Graphic Novel Publishing Packages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC, supported self-publishing imprint, and the world famous Golden Apple Comics announced Friday the launch of graphic novel publishing packages designed specifically for graphic novel and comic book creators. The official introduction of the partnership took place at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, where Golden Apple Books and AuthorHouse will be available to answer questions. (more...)

Carly Ozard Brings SOMEBODY TO LOVE Freddie Mercury Tribute to the Iridium TonightCarly Ozard Brings SOMEBODY TO LOVE Freddie Mercury Tribute to the Iridium Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

After sold-out performances in New York City and her hometown of San Francisco, critically acclaimed comedic cabaret artist and musical theater singer Carly Ozard brings her smash cabaret show Somebody to Love: My Musical Tribute to Freddie Mercury to New York City's jazz institution Iridium for two performances: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. tonight, April 16, 2013. (more...)

Updated FUN HOME Cast Recording Set for Release Next Month; Now Available for Pre-Order!Updated FUN HOME Cast Recording Set for Release Next Month; Now Available for Pre-Order!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Fun Home, the Award-winning new musical that began previews on Broadway on March 27, announced today that an updated and expanded Broadway version of the cast recording will be released next month on PS Classics. (more...)

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