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NYMF's 4th Annual 'Next Broadway Sensation' Competition Begins 9/13, Open Auditions Held 8/29
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2009

New York Musical Theatre Festival's 'Next Broadway Sensation,' formerly known as 'Broadway Idol,' returns for its fourth year. Diana DeGarmo, 'American Idol' (Season 3) runner-up, now in The Toxic Avenger at New World Stages, will serve as host for the competition's first round on September 13; celebrity hosts for the semifinals on September 20 and the Broadway Sensation October 4 finale will be announced shortly. Confirmed judges include Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, upcoming film Taking Woodstock), Bailey Hanks and Orfeh (Legally Blonde), composer/lyricist Paul Scott Goodman (Rooms), Kacie Sheik and Allison Case (Hair), and record producer Noah Cornman of Sh-k-boom Records... With more to be announced. (more...)
"Taking Woodstock" Opens Nationally In Theatres Today, August 28
by Movies News Desk - August 28, 2009

Taking Woodstock opens nationally in theatres August 28th. (more...)
Review - The Bacchae:  Revenge With MusicReview - The Bacchae: Revenge With Music
by Kristin Salaky - August 26, 2009

I think it's important to report right from the outset that several times during The Public's outdoor production of Euripides' ancient Greek drama, The Bacchae, I looked down to discover that I was involuntarily tapping my toes to Philip Glass' new score. It's not that the master minimalist had peppered the centuries-old text with a collection of Jerry Hermanish showtunes, but that the tandem work of Glass' scoring for synth, brass and percussion and Nicholas Rudall's brisk, modern-sounding translation produced an irresistible give-and-take between speech and tone. No mere incidentals, Glass' airy, elongated pitches, frequently lush and at times strikingly accented, carry equal weight as the spoken words; echoing, answering back, subtextualizing and, most importantly, pushing the production toward its inevitable climax. If the composer's contribution is the 90-minute evening's most memorable, that's not to discredit the rest of director JoAnne Akalaitis' always interesting (if sometimes lacking for passion) production. (more...)
NYMF's 4th Annual 'Next Broadway Sensation' Competition Begins 9/13, Open Auditions Held 8/29NYMF's 4th Annual 'Next Broadway Sensation' Competition Begins 9/13, Open Auditions Held 8/29
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2009

New York Musical Theatre Festival's 'Next Broadway Sensation,' formerly known as 'Broadway Idol,' returns for its fourth year. Diana DeGarmo, 'American Idol' (Season 3) runner-up, now in The Toxic Avenger at New World Stages, will serve as host for the competition's first round on September 13; celebrity hosts for the semifinals on September 20 and the Broadway Sensation October 4 finale will be announced shortly. Confirmed judges include Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, upcoming film Taking Woodstock), Bailey Hanks and Orfeh (Legally Blonde), composer/lyricist Paul Scott Goodman (Rooms), Kacie Sheik and Allison Case (Hair), and record producer Noah Cornman of Sh-k-boom Records... With more to be announced. (more...)
Photo Coverage: THE BACCHAE Opening Night PartyPhoto Coverage: THE BACCHAE Opening Night Party
by Walter McBride - August 25, 2009

The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Euripides' THE BACCHAE, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with original music by Philip Glass and translated by Nicholas Rudall, will run through August 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The official press opening took place last night, Monday, August 24 at 8 p.m. Performances of Shakespeare in the Park will be Tuesday through Sunday at 8pm. (more...)
Photo Coverage: The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Production Of THE BACCHAE - Curtain CallPhoto Coverage: The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Production Of THE BACCHAE - Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - August 25, 2009

The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Euripides' THE BACCHAE, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with original music by Philip Glass and translated by Nicholas Rudall, will run through August 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The official press opening took place last night, Monday, August 24 at 8 p.m. Performances of Shakespeare in the Park will be Tuesday through Sunday at 8pm. (more...)
Jonathan Groff Talks 'Bacchae' & 'Taking Woodstock' With NPRJonathan Groff Talks 'Bacchae' & 'Taking Woodstock' With NPR
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2009

Jonathan Groff goes from THE BACCHAE on stage to 'Taking Woodstock' on screen this summer. The always evolving young talent has been hitting the press circuit to promote the two projects. (more...)
The Public's THE BACCHAE Opens In The Park 8/24The Public's THE BACCHAE Opens In The Park 8/24
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2009

The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Euripides' THE BACCHAE, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with original music by Philip Glass and translated by Nicholas Rudall, will run through August 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The official press opening takes place tonight, Monday, August 24 at 8 p.m. Performances of Shakespeare in the Park will be Tuesday through Sunday at 8pm. (more...)
South Ark Stage and kef Productions Presents World Premiere of LYRIC IS WAITING at Irish Rep 7/30 - 8/22
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2009

South Ark Stage and kef productions will present the World Premiere of Lyric is Waiting by Michael Puzzo, directed by Adam Fitzgerald. This production will begin Thursday, July 30; Opening on Sunday, August 2 and will run through August 22, 2009 and take place at The Irish Repertory Theatre. (more...)
Photo Flash: THE BACCHAE At The Public Theater's Shakespeare In The Park Runs Through 8/30Photo Flash: THE BACCHAE At The Public Theater's Shakespeare In The Park Runs Through 8/30
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2009

The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Euripides' THE BACCHAE, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with original music by Philip Glass and translated by Nicholas Rudall, will run through August 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park with an official press opening on Monday, August 24 at 8 p.m. Performances of Shakespeare in the Park will be Tuesday through Sunday at 8pm. (more...)
Photo Flash: SHREK THE MUSICAL Star Sutton Foster Visits Broadway Artists AlliancePhoto Flash: SHREK THE MUSICAL Star Sutton Foster Visits Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2009

Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster delighted students as their special surprise guest during the Broadway Artists Alliance Summer Workshop and Summer Intensive (Session Two). Foster also taught a master class on song interpretation during the Summer Intensive (Session One). (more...)
Schreiber, Fogler, Thomas Among Cast of Lee's TAKING WOODSTOCK, Opens 8/14
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2009

Written by James Schamus and based on the book by Elliot Tiber with Tom Monte, Taking Woodstock also stars Tony Award winner Dan Fogler; two-time Olivier Award winner Henry Goodman; two-time Olivier Award winner Imelda Staunton; Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber; Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening); two-time Tony Award nominee Kevin Chamberlin; Paul Dano (Things We Want); Kelli Garner (Dog Sees God); Mamie Gummer (Dangerous Liaisons); and Richard Thomas (A Naked Girl on the Appian Way). (more...)
Jonathan Groff Talks THE BACCHAE And 'Woodstock' To New York MagazineJonathan Groff Talks THE BACCHAE And 'Woodstock' To New York Magazine
by Movies News Desk - August 12, 2009

Jonathan Groff goes from THE BACCHAE on stage to 'Taking Woodstock' on screen this summer, the always evolving young talent has been hitting the press circuit to promote the two projects. Groff recently spoke to New York Magazine, and is featured in a pair of new articles. (more...)
Groff, De Shields, Kandel Set For Public's THE BACCHAE, Runs at Delacorte 8/11-8/30
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced casting for the Shakespeare in the Park production of Euripides' THE BACCHAE, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with original music by Philip Glass and translated by Nicholas Rudall. THE BACCHAE will run August 11-August 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park with an official press opening on Monday, August 24 at 8 p.m. Bank of America returns as lead sponsor of Shakespeare in the Park 2009. (more...)
Mackie, Bartenieff, De Shields, Groff Set For Public Theater's THE BACCHAE 8/11-8/30
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced complete casting today for the Shakespeare in the Park production of Euripides' THE BACCHAE, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with original music by Philip Glass and translated by Nicholas Rudall. Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) will play the lead role of Pentheus joining George Bartenieff as Cadmus; André De Shields as Teiresias; Jonathan Groff as Dionysus; Karen Kandel as Chorus Leader; Joan MacIntosh as Agave; Steven Rishard as Cowherd; and Rocco Sisto as Messenger. (more...)
The Public Theater Previews THE BACCHAE 8/11 At Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Tuesday, August 11, for the Shakespeare in the Park production of Euripides' THE BACCHAE, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with original music by Philip Glass and translated by Nicholas Rudall. (more...)
Photo Flash: Tony Winner Gregory Jbara Visits Broadway Artists AlliancePhoto Flash: Tony Winner Gregory Jbara Visits Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2009

Billy Elliot's Tony Award-winning actor Gregory Jbara delighted students as their special 'surprise guest' during the Broadway Artists Alliance Summer Intensive (Session One). (more...)
Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine CinemaPhoto Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
by Walter McBride - July 30, 2009

Taking Woodstock is coming to select cities on August 14th from Focus Features. The film had a New York City premiere on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on 143 East Houston Street (between Chrystie and Allen Streets). BroadwayWorld.com cameras were there as the stars arrived! (more...)
The Public Theater Previews THE BACCHAE 8/11 At Shakespeare in the ParkThe Public Theater Previews THE BACCHAE 8/11 At Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Tuesday, August 11, for the Shakespeare in the Park production of Euripides' THE BACCHAE, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with original music by Philip Glass and translated by Nicholas Rudall. (more...)
South Ark Stage and kef Productions Presents World Premiere of LYRIC IS WAITING at Irish Rep 7/30 - 8/22
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

South Ark Stage and kef productions will present the World Premiere of Lyric is Waiting by Michael Puzzo, directed by Adam Fitzgerald. This production will begin Thursday, July 30; Opening on Sunday, August 2 and will run through August 22, 2009 and take place at The Irish Repertory Theatre. (more...)
Jonathan Groff Talks THE BACCHAE And 'Woodstock' To NY Daily NewsJonathan Groff Talks THE BACCHAE And 'Woodstock' To NY Daily News
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2009

Jonathan Groff goes from THE BACCHAE on stage to 'Taking Woodstock' on screen this summer, the always evolving young talent spoke to The New York Daily News about the two upcoming projects. (more...)
Mackie, Bartenieff, De Shields, Groff Set For Public Theater's THE BACCHAE 8/11-8/30Mackie, Bartenieff, De Shields, Groff Set For Public Theater's THE BACCHAE 8/11-8/30
by BWW News Desk - July 6, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced complete casting today for the Shakespeare in the Park production of Euripides' THE BACCHAE, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with original music by Philip Glass and translated by Nicholas Rudall. Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) will play the lead role of Pentheus joining George Bartenieff as Cadmus; André De Shields as Teiresias; Jonathan Groff as Dionysus; Karen Kandel as Chorus Leader; Joan MacIntosh as Agave; Steven Rishard as Cowherd; and Rocco Sisto as Messenger. (more...)
South Ark Stage and kef Productions Presents World Premiere of LYRIC IS WAITING at Irish Rep 7/30 - 8/22
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2009

South Ark Stage and kef productions will present the World Premiere of Lyric is Waiting by Michael Puzzo, directed by Adam Fitzgerald. This production will begin Thursday, July 30; Opening on Sunday, August 2 and will run through August 22, 2009 and take place at The Irish Repertory Theatre. (more...)
Public Theater's Online Auction To Support Annual Gala Launches 6/22 Public Theater's Online Auction To Support Annual Gala Launches 6/22
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will launch an online auction at 12 PM on Monday, June 22 in support of The Public Theater's annual gala on Thursday, June 25 for the opening of Twelfth Night. The auction will feature once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Anne Hathaway, Audra McDonald, Julie White, Jonathan Groff and the cast of the Tony Award-winning Hair. The auction closes on Monday, June 29. (more...)
Groff, De Shields, Kandel Set For Public's THE BACCHAE, Runs at Delacorte 8/11-8/30Groff, De Shields, Kandel Set For Public's THE BACCHAE, Runs at Delacorte 8/11-8/30
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced casting for the Shakespeare in the Park production of Euripides' THE BACCHAE, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with original music by Philip Glass and translated by Nicholas Rudall. THE BACCHAE will run August 11-August 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park with an official press opening on Monday, August 24 at 8 p.m. Bank of America returns as lead sponsor of Shakespeare in the Park 2009. (more...)

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