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Erika Henningsen, Jason Gotay, and More Set For EVER AFTER in Concert at the Ordway

This special event will kick off the Ordway's 2023-2024 season and give audiences an exclusive look at the latest songs from a musical in development, Ever After, based on the 1998 film starring Drew Barrymore.

Inaugural Relentless Musical Award to be Presented to Shayok Misha Chowdhury & Laura Grill Jaye

The American Playwriting Foundation and Building for the Arts will present the inaugural Relentless Musical Award on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 8:00 pm at Theatre Row.

Grill and Chowder Win The Inaugural Relentless Musical Award

The American Playwriting Foundation and Building for the Arts have announced that Shayok Misha Chowdhury and Laura Grill Jaye, professionally known as Grill and Chowder, have won the Relentless Musical Award for their new musical How the White Girl Got Her Spots and Other 90s Trivia.

New York Festival Of Song Presents A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU! At Kaufman Music Center On December 14

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, presents its annual holiday show, A Goyishe Christmas to You! on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00pm at Merkin Hall's Upper Lobby at the Kaufman Music Center.

BWW Review: Roxy Regional Theatre's CRY-BABY: THE MUSICAL Serves Up Swell Summer Fun

Now onstage through June 18 at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre, Cry-Baby: The Musical (which played a brief 2008 Broadway run) is a riff on Romeo and Juliet that takes place during the age of polio vaccinations, Pinko Commie malcontents and the overzealous construction of flimsy, at-home shelters that promised protection from atomic blasts and somehow typified the Eisenhower era of the post-war 1950s.

The Friday 5(+1): Caitlyn Porayko and Victoria Preisman from Roxy Regional Theatre's CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL

Set in 1950s Baltimore, the conservative squares face off against the leather-clad delinquents in this rockabilly musical from the creative team behind Hairspray – Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell – featuring a score from Fountains of Wayne co-founder Adam Schlesinger and The Daily Show executive producer David Javerbaum.  

Roxy Regional Theatre to Stage Rockabilly Musical, CRY-BABY

Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats in the hit summer musical coming to the stage of Clarksville’s oldest professional theatre. Based on the John Waters cult classic film, CRY-BABY: The Musical opens Friday, June 3, at 8:00pm.  In keeping with the theatre's pay-what-you-can opening night tradition, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.

Bebe Neuwirth, Caissie Levy, Ashley Blanchet & More to Star in THE BEDWETTER

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere production of The Bedwetter, a new musical with a book by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman, lyrics by Emmy Award winner Adam Schlesinger and Sarah Silverman.

New York Festival Of Song to Present GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU! At Kaufman Music Center

New York Festival of Song, led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, will present its annual holiday tradition, A Goyishe Christmas to You! on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 7:00pm at Merkin Hall's Upper Lobby at the Kaufman Music Center.

NextStop Theatre Announces Revised Fall 2021 Schedule

Producing Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann has released NextStop Theatre Company's revised schedule of programming for Fall 2021. The new schedule will feature an eclectic array of four new, smaller productions, which have been conceived to better meet and serve the company's two equal objectives of bringing live theatre back to the Dulles Corridor, while simultaneously protecting the health and safety of the community. 

Building For The Arts & American Playwriting Foundation Announce Merger

The American Playwriting Foundation has announced that it has merged with Building for the Arts, the non-profit organization that programs and administers Theatre Row and Music and the Brain.

Adam Schlesinger Inspiration Behind Relentless Award with Prize of $65,000 for Unproduced Musical

Schlesinger, an artistic advisor during the creation of the Relentless Award and an Academy Award, Tony-nominated and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning songwriter, passed away from COVID-19 last spring.

BWW Review: An Act of God at NextStop Theatre Company

Is it time to hold God (inhabiting the body of Jacob Yeh) to account?  God knows – forgive the reference – we have occasion to do so.  Even as we hunker, masked, vaccinated and socially distant, within the confines of NextStop Theatre Company, we add more counts to our indictment – a terrible disease, economic disruption, social unrest. And that’s just for us, the richest country in human history! At least we don’t have to worry about religious maniacs entering our homes and shooting us. Yet.

NextStop Theatre Announces Major Changes Due To Covid-19 Resurgence

Due to the recent resurgence of Covid-19 cases in our community, NextStop Theatre has been very carefully considering how to balance their passionate desire to return to producing live, theatrical performances while simultaneously continuing to prioritize the health and safety of their staff, artists, patrons, and community.

NextStop Theatre Company Announces Fall 2021 Season

Producing Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann announces the full reopening of NextStop Theatre Company with the first shows of their eighth season of professional theatre in Northern Virginia. The Fall 2021 Season at NextStop will bring the excitement of live, full-scale performances back to Herndon.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 28- Jim Parsons Returns To Broadway In AN ACT OF GOD

An Act of God is a 90-minute comedy where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He's finally arrived to set the record straight... and He's not holding back!

CRY-BABY The Musical is Coming to the Sydney Opera House This Summer

Based on the 1990 cult-classic John Waters (Hairspray) film, CRY-BABY The Musical will be presented in the Opera House's Drama Theatre from 22 July – 15 August, 2021. Highly subversive and proudly irreverent, CRY-BABY The Musical, which won four 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards during its season at the Hayes Theatre Co, is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the teen rebel genre.

Adam Schlesinger Will Be Honored With Tribute Concert Featuring Rachel Bloom, John Gallagher Jr., & Many More

Participants include 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' star and co-writer Rachel Bloom and Tony-winning actor John Gallagher Jr., as well as collaborators like Mike Viola, Mickey Dolenz, Sean Ono Lennon, and Taylor Hanson.

VIDEO: Watch the Music Video For Megan Hilty's New Christmas Song 'We Made It To Christmas'

Megan Hilty’ has released a new Christmas song today, “We Made It To Christmas'! As we come to the end of a very hard year, Megan reminds us with this beautiful song that, despite all the sadness, confusion, and fear, somehow, We Made It to Christmas.

The 10 Best New Broadway Holiday Albums of 2020!

Tis the season for holiday tunes! From festive favorites to brand-new bops, Broadway isn't disappointing this year, with a huge variety of new holiday albums from your favorite artists to put under the tree.


David Javerbaum has written 4 shows including Cry-Baby (Composer), The Fishkin Touch (Bookwriter), Suburb (Bookwriter), An Act of God (Writer).

David Javerbaum has been nominated for several awards. He was nominated for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for the musical "Cry-Baby." Additionally, he has been nominated for Most Promising Musical Theatre Lyricist for another production.

David Javerbaum has won the Most Promising Musical Theatre Lyricist award for his work in the Broadway industry. He has received recognition for his contributions to various shows, although specific details about the shows he has worked on were not provided.

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