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Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts

Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, strongVIOLET/strong

follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman

accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can

cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North

Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young black

soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means

to be an outsider. brbrOne of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ?90s, strongVIOLET/strong

astounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic,

toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3343"Jeanine Tesori/a, and its well-crafted book and lyrics by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3237"Brian Crawley/a

that are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues. Its

simple set and modest cast and orchestra requirements adjust to any

scale production. strongVIOLET /strongfeatures a strong ensemble cast with bravura roles for the two leads.


STAGE TUBE: Watch Library of Congress' Full 'Songs of America' Concert, Showcasing Jeanine Tesori, Steven Lutvak & David YazbekSTAGE TUBE: Watch Library of Congress' Full 'Songs of America' Concert, Showcasing Jeanine Tesori, Steven Lutvak & David Yazbek
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2015

Three of Broadway's most popular musical creators, Steven Lutvak, Jeanine Tesori, and David Yazbek, recently gathered to perform their own work in an intimate evening of music as part of the Library of Congress' Songs of America project. Performers for the evening included Catherine Walker, Jacqueline Echols, Joshua Henry, Dean Sharenow and Mike Chiavaro. Check out the concert in its entirety below! (more...)

Tony Winner Sutton Foster Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series This WeekTony Winner Sutton Foster Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Sutton Foster won two Tony Awards for her leading roles in 'Anything Goes' and 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and starred in the ABC Family TV series 'Bunheads.' (more...)

Sutton Foster Hosts the 2015 Jimmy Awards TonightSutton Foster Hosts the 2015 Jimmy Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA)/Jimmy Awards welcomes stage and screen star Sutton Foster as host of the seventh annual awards ceremony tonight, June 29th, at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 29, 2015

My birthday this year took on extra significance, as the Supreme Court of the United States selected that day to rule that all people had an equal and unalienable right to marry whomever they wanted, regardless of gender. While normally a day to indulge in extreme selfishness, I am quite pleased to cede the importance of June 26th from a celebration of my birth to that of love and compassion for all people. Hopefully Derek Jeter, Ariana Grande, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, and Chris O'Donnell are all on board as well. Despite long considering myself a LGBTQ ally, I am now going to turn this feature back to being about my birthday (because I already had the songs chosen before SCOTUS ruled). So, this month, I am taking over sole duties that I normally share with Jeff Walker, and composing a list of 10 showtunes all about births and birthdays. Feel free to chime in on Twitter (@BWWMatt) or in the comments below with any others you would like to add to the list. (more...)

Recent UCSD to Lead San Diego REP's VIOLETRecent UCSD to Lead San Diego REP's VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents "Violet," a modern fairy tale musical composed by 2015 Tony Award Winner Jeanine Tesori, based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts. The winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical, "Violet" is a production filled with show-stopping anthems of the 1960's American south. Previews begin Aug. 20, 2015. Opening night is Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 on the Lyceum Stage. (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Talks Marriage Equality; Sings 'All By Myself' at Logo AwardsVIDEO: Tituss Burgess Talks Marriage Equality; Sings 'All By Myself' at Logo Awards
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Tituss Burgess introduced a performance of Adam Lambert and sang a bit of 'All By Myself' at the Logo Trailblazer Honors. He also gave a nod to the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality. (more...)

ARE YOU THERE, MORGAN FREEMAN? Song Cycle Comes to NYMF, 7/10 & 12ARE YOU THERE, MORGAN FREEMAN? Song Cycle Comes to NYMF, 7/10 & 12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

 ARE YOU THERE, MORGAN FREEMAN?, a new song cycle extravaganza written and performed by Brittany Velotta, will be presented in the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Josh Groban Exclaims 'Bravo!' & Visits Michael Cerveris Backstage At FUN HOMEJosh Groban Exclaims 'Bravo!' & Visits Michael Cerveris Backstage At FUN HOME
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

Josh Groban Visits Michael Cerveris Backstage At FUN HOME (more...)

Daryl Joyce Releases New MemoirDaryl Joyce Releases New Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

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Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, July 16, 2015Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, July 16, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jun 25, 2015

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, July 16, 2015! (more...)

BDF Park City to Present GENERATION: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour, 6/29-7/3BDF Park City to Present GENERATION: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour, 6/29-7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will give aspiring performers in Park City, UT a chance to make their 'big break' when the program presents Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour. For the first time in Park City, the national non-profit training program will present an incredible roster of Broadway directors, performers, and industry insiders who will offer highly personalized musical theatre training and mentoring through unique, week-long performing arts intensive workshops for students of all ages, skill levels, and socio-economic backgrounds. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens TonightEncores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

Billy Porter, Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert & More Set for Logo's LGBT Pride Televised EventBilly Porter, Tituss Burgess, Adam Lambert & More Set for Logo's LGBT Pride Televised Event
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

As part of LGBT Pride month, Logo today announced honorees for the 2015 "Trailblazer Honors," which celebrate LGBT pioneers at the forefront of the march to equality and premiere Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Brand New '5 Things' Tony-Themed Video Promo For FUN HOMEBrand New '5 Things' Tony-Themed Video Promo For FUN HOME
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 23, 2015

A brand new video promo for this year's Best Musical! (more...)

Michael Urie, Douglas Sills & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMANMichael Urie, Douglas Sills & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, presents its 105th production, Shaw's masterwork, Man and Superman, on Monday, July 20 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Kritzerland to Present WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: THE SONGS OF PAUL WILLIAMS, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: THE SONGS OF PAUL WILLIAMS on Sunday, July 5, 7PM. (more...)

Brandon Andrus & More Set for Prospect Theater Company's BY THE NUMBERS, 6/27Brandon Andrus & More Set for Prospect Theater Company's BY THE NUMBERS, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Prospect Theater Company has announced the cast of By The Numbers, a part of the company's new IGNITE Series at The Times Center, featuring today's new voices shaping the future of musical theater. This one-night-only concert event will be Saturday, June 27th at 8pm.  The evening features the world premiere performance of 12 'micro-musicals' created in Prospect's 2015 Musical Theater Lab.  Each of these original, hot-off-the-presses musical theater shorts runs under seven minutes, and has been inspired by a number -- one through twelve -- creating a song cycle collectively written over the lab's month-long time span by participating composers & lyricists. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: LADY RIZO - UNESCORTED Is Pure Cabaret RoyaltyBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: LADY RIZO - UNESCORTED Is Pure Cabaret Royalty
by Barry Lenny - Jun 22, 2015

Lady Rizo, as any of her fans will tell you, has a magnificent voice. (more...)

Sutton Foster Will Host the 2015 Jimmy Awards on June 29!Sutton Foster Will Host the 2015 Jimmy Awards on June 29!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS is pleased to announce that stage and screen star SUTTON FOSTER will host the seventh annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 29th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. Fifty-two high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. The talent showcase will feature dynamic ensemble and solo performances. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Jonathan Groff Talks About His Upcoming Turn in Encores! A NEW BRAIN, HAMILTON and Much More!BWW Exclusive Interview: Jonathan Groff Talks About His Upcoming Turn in Encores! A NEW BRAIN, HAMILTON and Much More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 21, 2015

Jonathan Groff may have been away from Broadway for a while, but this season he is taking the musical theatre community by storm. This spring he appeared in The Public Theater's breakthrough production of HAMILTON as King George III, a role he will follow to Broadway later this summer. He also appeared in a sold-out concert event of HOW TO SUCCEED, performed at London's Royal Festival Hall. Now, Groff is taking on the role of 'Gordon' in A NEW BRAIN, as part of ENCORES! Off-Center series. During a break in rehearsals, Groff chatted with BroadwayWorld about everything A NEW BRAIN, upcoming HAMILTON rehearsals, making his long-awaited Broadway return and so much more. Check out the full interview below and don't forget to catch Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of A NEW BRAIN, running June 24-27, 2015. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Will Star in World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley RepSamantha Barks, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Will Star in World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced that award-winning British actress Samantha Barks will star in the world premiere of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). (more...)

Taye Diggs, Spencer Liff & More to Work with LA Students Through Broadway Dreams FoundationTaye Diggs, Spencer Liff & More to Work with LA Students Through Broadway Dreams Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Los Angeles-area students will have the opportunity to work with an incredible roster of Broadway professionals, including star of stage and screen Taye Diggs ('Private Practice,' Rent, upcoming: Hedwig and the Angry Inch), choreographer Spencer Liff (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 'So You Think You Can Dance'), Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Carrie), Nick Adams (La Cage aux Folles), Kyle Brown (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Broadway Dreams Education Director, Craig D'Amico (Annie Get Your Gun), Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance), Telsey + Company casting director Rachel Hoffman, Broadway musician, Craig Johnson (Something Rotten), Iggy Azalea's choreographer Victor M. Jackson, III, Nicole Parker ('MadTV,' Wicked), Broadway Dreams Alum Ari Groover (Holler If Ya Hear Me) and more through The Broadway Dreams Foundation. Additional faculty to be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Theatricum BotanicumPhoto Flash: First Look at AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum continues its 2015 "Americana" season with August: Osage County, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts that unflinchingly - and uproariously - exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Mary Jo DuPrey directs for a June 20 opening. (more...)

New Musical ACAPPELLA to Play NYMFNew Musical ACAPPELLA to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Grep Cooper Productions, LLC LLC have announced that Virginia Woodruff (Violet, Leap of Faith, The Color Purple, All Shook Up, Smokey Joe's Cafe), Cheryl A. Freeman (The Who's Tommy , Disney's Hercules), Tyler Hardwick , Anthony Chatmon II , Miche Braden and Darilyn Castillo have joined the cast of ACAPPELLA. Rounding out the company are Katrina R. Dideriksen, Gavyn Pickens, Emily Goglia, Rachel Gavaletz, Janelle McDermoth, Darryl Williams, Alex Koceja and Garrett Turner. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

TV Land's Sutton Foster-Led YOUNGER Sets Audience Records!TV Land's Sutton Foster-Led YOUNGER Sets Audience Records!
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

TV Land's critically acclaimed 'Younger' from TV icon Darren Star was a runaway hit with audiences in its freshman season. (more...)

Broadway Dreams Foundation to Stage Reimagined ZANNA REDUXBroadway Dreams Foundation to Stage Reimagined ZANNA REDUX
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will reimagine the big- hearted pop musical, Zanna, Don't! for a whole new generation of theatergoers. (more...)

Sutton Foster Discusses Encores! THE WILD PARTY, VIOLET & MoreSutton Foster Discusses Encores! THE WILD PARTY, VIOLET & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 17, 2015

Sutton Foster is back in New York! (more...)

Bryan Cranston Visits Michael Cerveris Backstage At FUN HOMEBryan Cranston Visits Michael Cerveris Backstage At FUN HOME
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 17, 2015

Two major award winners and famous bad dads backstage at this year's Best Musical! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside BDF's NYC Summer Performing Arts Intensive with Lena Hall, Titus Burgess & MorePhoto Flash: Inside BDF's NYC Summer Performing Arts Intensive with Lena Hall, Titus Burgess & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) presented its first-ever NYC Summer Performing Arts Intensive this June 8 - 14, 2015 at RWS & Associates in Long Island City, NY. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Opens 2015 Season at PorthouseBWW Reviews: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Opens 2015 Season at Porthouse
by Roy Berko - Jun 15, 2015

What do 'West Side Story,' 'Gypsy,' 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' 'Company,' 'Follies,' 'Sweeney Todd' 'Sunday in the Park with George,' and 'Into the Woods,' all have in common? Yes, they are shows which have music written by Steven Sondheim. (more...)

Lisa Kron Talks FUN HOME Book Versus Musical & MoreLisa Kron Talks FUN HOME Book Versus Musical & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 15, 2015

Behind the scenes of this year's Best Musical! (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season TonightMY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

My Fair Lady (running tonight, June 15, through June 21) is the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season.  (more...)

Nikki M. James & More Lead LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES, Opening TonightNikki M. James & More Lead LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias, on piano, lead LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. PRELUDES, a world premiere and the first musical to be produced by LCT3 in the Claire Tow Theater, began performances on May 23 and opens tonight, June 15, running through Sunday, July 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Full Cast Set for WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED at Menier Chocolate FactoryFull Cast Set for WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the international cast - hailing from across the UK, US and Canada, for the UK premiere of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined. Burt Bacharach's celebrated songbook is given an exciting new interpretation with Kyle Riabko's thrillingly original musical arrangement. This show, directed by Oliver Award-winner Steven Hoggett, is a dynamic 90-minute non-stop musical journey in which the 27-year-old Riabko leads a talented group of young performers through Bacharach's classic melodies, blending nostalgia and innovation, where generations old and new can revel in the joy of these hits as if for the very first time. (more...)

BWW Review: Hop the Next Greyhound to VIOLETBWW Review: Hop the Next Greyhound to VIOLET
by Amanda Finn - Jun 14, 2015

Violet is new in town and so is Capital City Theatre. Although the faces behind the company are not newcomers, they are setting out on a journey to bring accessible, professional, musical theatre to our fair city to further Madison's artistic prowess. (more...)

Eva Longoria's Short Film Series VERSUS to Continue with Four New TitlesEva Longoria's Short Film Series VERSUS to Continue with Four New Titles
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Versus, a short film series from ESPN Films and executive produced by Eva Longoria, will feature four additional titles premiering in 2015. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage This MonthOgunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

It's the 20th anniversary of Broadway's tender and funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical comedy June 24 to July 18, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Willa Kim. (more...)

New Animated Tony-Themed Video Promo For FUN HOMENew Animated Tony-Themed Video Promo For FUN HOME
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 11, 2015

A new video promo for this year's Best Musical! (more...)

ALCATEL ONETOUCH Announces The Winners of Its Innovation Accelerator ChallengeALCATEL ONETOUCH Announces The Winners of Its Innovation Accelerator Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

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SOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Album Hits #1 on Billboard Top Broadway ChartSOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Album Hits #1 on Billboard Top Broadway Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Ghostlight Records just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album for Something Rotten!, the new musical comedy nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, hit #1 on the Billboard Top Broadway chart its first week in digital release. The album also debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #94, the Billboard Top Current Albums chart at #45, and the Billboard Overall Digital Albums chart at #22. This marks the strongest overall cast album debut since June 2014, and the third-strongest sales week of any cast recording in five years. Something Rotten! is officially available now on iTunes here and other digital formats with a 36-page booklet. The disc will be available in stores and online July 17. The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick and Kevin McCollum. It is co-produced by Lawrence Manchesterand Phil Reno. The album has special liner notes by Time Out New York theater editor David Cote. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/somethingrotten. (more...)

VIOLET ONLINE Logs In for Pre-NAF Run at Alexander Bar's Upstairs TheatreVIOLET ONLINE Logs In for Pre-NAF Run at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

After a sold-out run at the Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre last year, and another at The Kalk Bay Theatre, Violet ONLINE comes back to the Alexander with a quick run before heading off to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. If you missed her, now is the time to catch her; if you loved her, now is your chance to see her again. (more...)

EAST OF EDEN to Open Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary Season This FallEAST OF EDEN to Open Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary Season This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company celebrates 40 years as America's longest running, most distinguished ensemble theater with a remarkable lineup of plays in the 2015/16 Subscription Season, all by Pulitzer Prize-winning writers. Kicking off the landmark season is John Steinbeck's East of Eden, a world premiere adaptation by Frank Galati. Steppenwolf's deep connection with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author can be traced back to the company's 1988 production of The Grapes of Wrath, which Galati adapted and directed. The production transferred to Broadway, California and London and received two Tony Awards-Best Play and Best Director-garnering Steppenwolf international acclaim. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Present AN EVENING OF BROADWAY Next Friday at Rex Healthcare SummerfestN.C. Symphony to Present AN EVENING OF BROADWAY Next Friday at Rex Healthcare Summerfest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

?The North Carolina Symphony, led by Associate Conductor David Glover, will perform two great evenings of music from stage and screen at the 2015 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series on Friday, June 19 and Saturday June 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Cary's Booth Amphitheatre. Gates open for the concert series at 5:30 p.m.  Children 12 and under are free on the lawn. (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYBreaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Brandon Victor Dixon and Steven Pasquale will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, running July 15 – 18, 2015 at New York City Center. (NOTE: Brandon Victor Dixon will replace the previously announced Joshua Henry, who has had a scheduling conflict.) The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. (more...)

NYMF Welcomes Tony-Winning FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori as 2015 Honorary ChairNYMF Welcomes Tony-Winning FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori as 2015 Honorary Chair
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is proud to announce Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) as the NYMF 2015 Honorary Chair. (more...)

VIDEO: Composer Jeanine Tesori Gives Thanks for Tony Wins at FUN HOME Curtain CallVIDEO: Composer Jeanine Tesori Gives Thanks for Tony Wins at FUN HOME Curtain Call
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 10, 2015

Last night, the cast of FUN HOME took their curtain call for the first time since winning five Tony Awards, including BEST MUSICAL. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSReview Roundup: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Review Roundups - Jul 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, July 23, 2015Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, July 23, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jul 2, 2015

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, July 23, 2015! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at ACAPPELLA, Coming to NYMF This MonthPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at ACAPPELLA, Coming to NYMF This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

ACAPPELLA, a musical about finding your own voice, conceived by Greg Cooper, with book by Vynnie Meli, music and lyrics by The Acappella Company, direction by Lee Summers and musical direction and arrangements by Evan Feist as an Invited Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Performances run Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm, Friday, July 10 at 5:00 pm, Saturday, July 11 at 9:00 pm, Sunday, July 12 at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, July 14 at 1:00 pm at the PTC Performance Space. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

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