The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun

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Based on a play by Blair Fell

An homage to the story of Jeanine Deckers, a Belgian nun who became a successful pop star as Soeur Sourire with the song "Dominique" in 1963. After her success, her life became overrun with addiction, depression, betrayal by the Church and a tragic death.


Peccadillo Announces 'Johnny On A Spot' Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2008

The Peccadillo Theater Company is pleased to announce the cast for their production Charles MacArthur's classic screwball comedy JOHNNY ON A SPOT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First NYMF Concert
by Ben Strothmann - Sep 8, 2006

On September 6th, the first of six free NYMF concerts was presented at the Times Square Virgin Megastore, who is partnering with the New York Musical Theatre Festival to give audiences a sneak peek of shows opening each week of the Festival (more...)

NYMF to Offer Free Concerts of New Musicals, Sept. 6-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2006

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will present a series of free concert events in partnership with the Times Square Virgin Megastore (1540 Broadway, between 45th & 46th Streets), giving audiences a sneak peek of the shows opening each week of the Festival (more...)

Tony Nominee Nancy Opel and Stanley Bahorek Set for Abingdon's SWINGING ON A STAR Gala, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Abingdon Theatre Company - which has produced more than 80 new American plays in its 21-year history - is set to celebrate its 2013-14 Season with ABINGDON: SWINGING ON A STAR, its Annual Benefit Gala and dinner, on Monday, October 7 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street in Manhattan), beginning at 6pm. Dick Cavett, celebrated author, actor and host of the Emmy Award-winning 'The Dick Cavett Show,' is set to host. (more...)

Who's Your Broadway Idol NYMF 2007?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2007

Meet each of the 10 contestants for the New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2007 'Broadway Idol' competition. 'Broadway Idol,' a talent competition seeking to find the newest musical theatre star presented by NYMF, returns this summer for its second season. Broadway veteran Andrea McArdle hosts this year's competition. (more...)

'Singing Nun' Ends 9/22; NYMF Musical to Transfer?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2006

There may be a commercial future for the NYMF hit The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, which ends its run on 9/22 (more...)

Broadway Comedy Club's JAWS: THE MUSICAL Extended thru Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2012

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the theatre, a shark swims right into your heart. JAWS: the Musical extends August 3rd & 25th September 15th & 21st at The Broadway Comedy Club, featuring book, music & lyrics by Wayne Henry, with musical direction by Clare Cooper and direction by Steven McElroy. (more...)

Blackwell, Blumenkrantz, Eikenberry, Jenkins, Moriber, Steele & More Set For Musical Reading Of THE KID
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

The New Group's upcoming reading of The Kid, a new musical based on Dan Savage's book The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant (slated as the third show of the company's current 2009-10 season). (more...)

The Nun Sings But the Show Never Soars
by Joseph F. Panarello - Sep 18, 2006

At the conclusion of the new musical on stage at the Theater at St. Clement's Church, an animated film of flowers blooming is projected on the cyclorama. It is supposed to represent a prayed-for miracle, however the lighting and the metallic confetti falling in front of it make the flowers appear out of focus and at times completely blurred. It seems a fitting way to end a show that has great promise but is completely out of focus in its present state (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second NYMF Concert
by Ben Strothmann - Sep 13, 2006

The second of six free NYMF concerts was presented at the Times Square Virgin Megastore, September 11. (more...)

Tony Nominee Nancy Opel & Stanley Bahorek Set for Abingdon's SWINGING ON A STAR Gala Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

Abingdon Theatre Company - which has produced more than 80 new American plays in its 21-year history -celebrates its 2013-14 Season with ABINGDON: SWINGING ON A STAR, its Annual Benefit Gala and dinner, tonight, October 7 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street in Manhattan), beginning at 6pm. Dick Cavett, celebrated author, actor and host of the Emmy Award-winning 'The Dick Cavett Show,' is set to host. (more...)

HOW TO MARRY A DIVORCED MAN Opens MMTL Fall Season, 10/13
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 4, 2011

Bick Goss and Frank Evans, Producing Artistic Directors of Musical Mondays Theater Lab, Inc, and Stephen Hanks, MMTL Board President, have announced that the first new musical preview of their 2011-2012 season (the organization's 13th year of presenting new musicals) will be 'How to Marry a Divorced Man,' by Bryan D. Leys and Clare Cooper, based on best-selling novel How to Marry a Divorced Man by Leslie Fram. (more...)

NYMF Awards for Excellence Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2006

The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the winners of the 2006 NYMF Awards for Excellence, who will be recognized as part of the NYMF 2006 Awards Gala honoring Kevin McCollum (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYMF's 'Singing Nun'
by Ben Strothmann - Oct 3, 2006

The NYMF musical The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun ran from September 14th through September 22nd at St. Clements Theatre (more...)

von Essen, Noll, Etc. to Go Classical for 'Bway High Note'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2006

On Monday, November 13th at 7:30 pm, well-known Broadway performers and composers will reveal their classical chops in 'Broadway High Note: Theater Stars Go Classical' at the Minetta Lane Theater in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City (more...)

DATE OF A LIFETIME Reading Set for Today, 10/25, Featuring Farah Alvin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

Tonight, October 25th, George De Marco, Frank Evans and Jack Lechner will present a staged reading of the new musical DATE OF A LIFETIME, book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr. (more...)

DATE OF A LIFETIME Reading Set for 10/25, Featuring Farah Alvin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

On October 25th, George De Marco, Frank Evans and Jack Lechner will present a staged reading of the new musical DATE OF A LIFETIME, book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr. (more...)

HOW TO MARRY A DIVORCED MAN Opens MMTL Fall Season, 10/13
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 13, 2011

Bick Goss and Frank Evans, Producing Artistic Directors of Musical Mondays Theater Lab, Inc, and Stephen Hanks, MMTL Board President, have announced that the first new musical preview of their 2011-2012 season (the organization's 13th year of presenting new musicals) will be 'How to Marry a Divorced Man,' by Bryan D. Leys and Clare Cooper, based on best-selling novel How to Marry a Divorced Man by Leslie Fram. (more...)

Meet the Men of Andy Monroe's DRIVE at Musical Mondays: James Cochran, Chris Critelli and Tom Stuart
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

Artistic Directors Bick Goss & Frank Evans and Board President Stephen Hanks present the new musical: "DRIVE" with book, music and Lyrics by Andy Monroe, Outer Critics Circle and Jonathan Larson Award Winner for 'THE KID.' (more...)

Musical Mondays Presents DRIVE, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

Artistic Directors Bick Goss & Frank Evans and Board President Stephen Hanks present the new musical: "DRIVE" with book, music and Lyrics by Andy Monroe, Outer Critics Circle Award Winner for 'THE KID.' Monroe's previous musicals for Musical Mondays include "THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN JEFFERSON JOE BLOW" seen at the Greenwich Street Theatre and "The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun" subsequently produced by the New York Musical Theater Festival. DRIVE will be presented at The Jerry Orbach Theater, Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th, Just West of Broadway on Thursday, December 6, 6:30PM . Single Admission: $18.00; Subscriber Series for 'DRIVE' and 2 more new musicals: $39.00 reservations@musicalmondays.org or call: 212-989-6706 (more...)

'Emergency' Extended Until June 1st At Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2008

Playwright, performer and activist Daniel Beaty has been creating a community-wide buzz with his acclaimed one-man show Emergency that has enabled the Geffen Playhouse to produce a special week-long extension aimed primarily at Title I public schools (three additional performances will also be added for the general public). The production will now close at 2pm on Sunday, June 1. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - May 15, 2010
by - May 15, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Farah Alvin and Jamie LaVerdiere to Reprise NYMF Festival Roles in DATE OF A LIFETIME Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

George De Marco, Frank Evans and Jack Lechner will present a staged reading of the new musical DATE OF A LIFETIME, book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr. (more...)

Larsen & Elliott, Lechner & Zam et al. Named 2011 Larson Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2011

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the recipients of the 2011 Jonathan Larson® Grants are Danny Larsen (Composer/Co-Lyricist) & Michelle Elliott (Bookwriter/Co-Lyricist), Cloaked; Marisa Michelson (Composer) & Joshua H. Cohen (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Tamar and the River; and Andy Monroe (Composer), Jack Lechner (Lyricist) & Michael Zam (Bookwriter), The Kid. The prestigious grants, totaling $10,000, will be presented on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at a private event in New York City. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

The New Group Presents THE KID 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2010

Up next for The New Group is the new musical The Kid, beginning performances on Friday, April 16. Official Opening Night is set for Monday, May 10. This marks the final production in The New Group's current 2009-2010 season, which featured Kenneth Lonergan's The Starry Messenger and most recently, the hit revival of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, directed by Ethan Hawke. (more...)

Gigi Bermingham Stars in International City Theatre's MASTER CLASS, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Gigi Bermingham will star as internationally renowned opera diva Maria Callas when International City Theatre (ICT) presents Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning Master Class. Todd Nielsen directs a four-week run beginning March 22 at ICT, located in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for tonight, March 20 and 21. (more...)

Kristine Zbornik to Perform at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2007

Kristine Zbornik will perform at the Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd St.), with Bobby Peaco at the piano, on Monday's in April and May. (more...)

JAWS: THE MUSICAL Opens 7/6 at the Broadway Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

Jaws: the Musical is an over the top love story where a Manhattanite falls in love with a shark, people get eaten and marine biologists break into songs. Get hooked on the campiest, funniest, new musical to hit our shores! Featuring the songs "Fishing the Great White Way," "At Night He Swims Home to Me," and "When A Shark Attacked My Heart." (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Marches Into Its 26th Season with LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is pleased to present Les Miserables from September 10 - October 12, 2014 in the Margeson Theater. Directed by DJ Salisbury and Musical Director Ken Cliffton, the production will headline Orlando Shakespeare Theater's upcoming 26th Season. Single tickets to Les Miserables are available now by calling (407) 447-1700, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

World Premiere of SASQUATCHED! THE MUSICAL Set for NYMF, 7/9-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

SASQUATCHED! THE MUSICAL - the quirky new pop-rock musical that will get your Bigfoot tappin' - will receive its world premiere in the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

JAWS: THE MUSICAL Opens at Broadway Comedy Club Tonight, 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2012

Jaws: the Musical is an over the top love story where a Manhattanite falls in love with a shark, people get eaten and marine biologists break into songs. Get hooked on the campiest, funniest, new musical to hit our shores! Featuring the songs "Fishing the Great White Way," "At Night He Swims Home to Me," and "When A Shark Attacked My Heart." (more...)

Tim Quartier, Lianne Marie Dobbs & More Join Cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has announced partial casting for LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Andy Monroe and Amanda Yesnowitz Headline NYTB's New Works Series, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The July installment of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series features selections from new musicals written by Andy Monroe (The Kid) and Amanda Yesnowitz (the Broadway bound Somehwere in Time), on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Daryl Roth Theatre's D-Lounge. The monthly New Works Series, now in its 7th year at the Daryl Roth Theatre, is the core of New York Theatre Barn's new work development process for emerging writers and new musicals. (more...)

BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Announces New Showcase 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

?The BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop announces its Winter Smoker, a semi-annual showcase for new songs from Workshop writers. The event will be held in the 30th Floor Media Room of BMI's New York office at 7 World Trade Center/250 Greenwich Street on Thursday, January 31 at 5:00PM and is open to members of the entertainment industry as well as Workshop members. Reservations are a must: Ssantana@bmi.com or 212 220-3177. Running time is 70 minutes. (more...)

BMI's Winter Smoker Features Songs by Blumenkrantz, Etc.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2007

The 2006 Tony-honored BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop announces its Winter Smoker, a semiannual showcase for new songs from Workshop writers. (more...)

C'MON,GET PAPPY! Returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre 2/23-3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

After a sold-out run last year at the Duplex, this unique cabaret act written and performed by Brett Lowell with his 84-year old father is returning to NYC at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Joining the creative team is director Michael Schiralli (Jackie Hoffman's A Chanukah Charol at New World Stages). (more...)

Gigi Bermingham to Star in International City Theatre's MASTER CLASS, 3/20-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

Gigi Bermingham will star as internationally renowned opera diva Maria Callas when International City Theatre (ICT) presents Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning Master Class. Todd Nielsen directs a four-week run beginning March 22 at ICT, located in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for March 20 and 21. (more...)

Meet the Men of Andy Monroe's DRIVE at Musical Mondays: James Cochran, Chris Critelli and Tom Stuart
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

Artistic Directors Bick Goss & Frank Evans and Board President Stephen Hanks present the new musical: "DRIVE" with book, music and Lyrics by Andy Monroe, Outer Critics Circle and Jonathan Larson Award Winner for 'THE KID.' (more...)

Musical Mondays Honor Ervin & Edith Drake on February 10, 2008
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2007

On Sunday, February 10 2008 at 12:30 pm Musical Mondays honors songwriter Ervin Drake and his wife Edith ( the 'Love Couple' ) at a Luncheon and Silent Auction at Sardi's. (more...)

Broadway Comedy Club's JAWS: THE MUSICAL Extended thru Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the theatre, a shark swims right into your heart. JAWS: the Musical extends August 3rd & 25th September 15th & 21st at The Broadway Comedy Club, featuring book, music & lyrics by Wayne Henry, with musical direction by Clare Cooper and direction by Steven McElroy. (more...)

Zbornik, Hunsaker, Etc. Set for NYMF 'Singing Nun' Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2006

Casting has been announced for The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, which will be presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival from September 14th through 22nd (more...)

The BMI Foundation Presents Jerry Bock Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre to Jack Lechner, Andy Monroe and Michael Zam
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

The BMI Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to encouraging musical development, presented the 2009 Jerry Bock Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre to lyricist Jack Lechner, composer Andy Monroe and librettist Michael Zam at a luncheon held at the BMI offices. (more...)

Full New York Musical Theatre Festival Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2006

Complete scheduling information has been announced for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (more...)

Peccadillo Announces 'Johnny On A Spot' Casting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2008

The Peccadillo Theater Company is pleased to announce the cast for their production Charles MacArthur's classic screwball comedy JOHNNY ON A SPOT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kristine Zbornik at the Metropolitan Room
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 4, 2007

Kristine Zbornik is performing at the Metropolitan Room, with Bobby Peaco at the piano, on Monday's in April and May (more...)

Sunday Series at Abingdon Presents HOW TO MARRY A DIVORCED MAN 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

Sunday Series at Abingdon presents HOW TO MARRY A DIVORCED MAN on April 29 at 7:00pm at the Abingdon Theatre Complex, June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Sunday Series at Abingdon Presents HOW TO MARRY A DIVORCED MAN Tonight, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

Sunday Series at Abingdon presents HOW TO MARRY A DIVORCED MAN tonight, April 29 at 7:00pm at the Abingdon Theatre Complex, June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

4@15: FOUR NEW 15 MINUTE MUSICALS Will Feature BEMIDJI, TOMATO RED and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with University of California, Irvine, will commence performances Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, for three performances only at the Playroom Theater. Tammy Holder serves as Music Director; Brian Blythe directs. (more...)

The New Group Presents THE KID 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

Up next for The New Group is the new musical The Kid, beginning performances on Friday, April 16. Official Opening Night is set for Monday, May 10. This marks the final production in The New Group's current 2009-2010 season, which featured Kenneth Lonergan's The Starry Messenger and most recently, the hit revival of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, directed by Ethan Hawke. (more...)

Gigi Bermingham to Star in International City Theatre's MASTER CLASS, 3/20-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2013

Gigi Bermingham will star as internationally renowned opera diva Maria Callas when International City Theatre (ICT) presents Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning Master Class. Todd Nielsen directs a four-week run beginning March 22 at ICT, located in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for March 20 and 21. (more...)

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