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Jenny Stafford is a bookwriter, lyricist, and playwright. Her lyrics have been heard on Broadway (Cirque du Soliel’s Paramour, Original Broadway Cast Album available), and she holds an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her works include The Artist and the Scientist (with Brandon Anderson, produced Off-Off-Broadway at CAP21), Prodigy (workshop productions through Collaborative Development Project, Two Rivers Theatre Company, and Indiana University), To Have and to Hold (produced by Prospect Theatre Company and Barrington Stage), Cinderella (commissioned and produced by the Spotlight Youth Theatre), Two Bugs are Better Than One (commissioned and produced Off-Broadway by the New York City Children’s Theatre, all with Willem Oosthuysen), The Star Child (with Sarah Underwood and Josh Freilich, produced at French Woods), Awakening (with Joel B. New and J. Oconer Navarro) and Beating a Dead Horse (winner of the 2017 Reva Shiner Comedy Award, produced through the Bloomington Playwrights Project and the Athena Project). Her work has been featured at the Lincoln Center Songbook Series (The Lyrics of Jennifer Stafford), Prospect Theatre Company, The National Alliance for Musical Theatre Songwriter Salon, the New York Musical Theatre Festival, 54 Below, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, and numerous other NYC venues, including multiple inclusions in William Finn’s Ridiculously Talented concert series. Awards include the 2017 Reva Shiner Comedy Award, finalist status for the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, the Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference, and the Ronald M. Ruble New Play Competition, as well as second prize in the McLean Drama Company Playwriting Competition, and the Paulette Goddard Award. She’s been an Artist in Residence at the Village Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, CAP 21, the Ross Ragland Theatre and the Berkshire Playwrights Theatre. Dramatists Guild member.

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English Touring Opera Will Perform New Productions of MANON LESCAUT and THE RAKE'S PROGRESS This Spring

English Touring Opera (ETO) presents new productions of Puccini's Manon Lescaut and Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress for its Spring 2024 tour.

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Central New York Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Central New York Awards; SOMETHING ROTTEN!, MISS BENNETT: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY, & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards; SOMETHING ROTTEN!, MISS BENNETT: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY, & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

First Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards; Blackfriars Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The first wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 13th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Filipino American History Month Launches With HERE LIES LOVE SINGS THE SONGS OF J. OCONER NAVARRO At 54 Below

Without a seat to spare in the room, the overwhelmingly enthusiastic patrons cheered wildly with each show stopping tune.  

Open Jar Studios Reveals Shows Selected For 2nd Edition Of BROADWAY SHARK TANK

Open Jar Studios and GIGNITION revealed the shows selected for the 2nd edition of Broadway Shark Tank.

ELEANOR AND DOLLY Comes to Randall Theater

An ambitious high school senior is determined to fulfill one of her life goals: to marry her high school sweetheart - problem? - she doesn't have one. In Jenny Stafford's ELEANOR AND DOLLY, straight-A student Ellie has a strict schedule for life. Channeling the advice of her hero, Eleanor Roosevelt, she enlists the help of her best friend when her last chance comes in the form of a mid-year exchange student.

Hannah Elless To Lead Industry Reading Of THE GOREE ALL-GIRL STRING BAND MUSICAL

A private industry reading of a new stage musical, The Goree All-Girl String Band, will be held at the Drama League in NYC on April 24th.

Temple Theaters to Present BEING HEARD Fall Festival in November

It's time to be heard. Temple Theater's fall festival incorporates multiple original productions all under one common theme of 'Being Heard.' The free festival will include six theatrical events. The festival will take place take place Nov. 4 to 17.

Walking on Water Productions Presents Inaugural WOW'S NOW FESTIVAL

Walking on Water Productions will present their inaugural festival of staged readings, WoW's Now: Walking on Water's New Original Works, featuring three new musicals.

Single Tickets Available Thursday for theREP 2022-2023 Season

Single tickets are available for the entire 2022-2023 season at Capital Repertory Theatre starting Thursday, September 29. Dracula: A Comedy of Horrors by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen previously went on sale at the beginning of July, now, theatergoers can buy their single tickets to the rest of theREP's upcoming shows.

Vintage Theatre Announces 2022- 2023 Season

Vintage Theatre Productions announces 10 shows and two special events for the 2022-2023 season. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. Early bird season tickets are currently on sale.

Capital Repertory Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season

Proctors Collaborative has announced the next shows coming to Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany. The annual Proctors Collaborative announcement was held online via the Capital Repertory Theatre Facebook page.

TheSpaceUK Announces Online Season at This Year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Now Online@theSpaceUK, winner of the Off West End Stage Award for Digital Theatre, is back for a fourth season, all available as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Learn more about all of the upcoming performances here!

Online@theSpaceUK Season 2 Launches Friday

Whether you're looking for exciting new theatre from up-and-coming playwrights, soaring melodies from virtuoso musicians or stand-up comedy direct from NYC to your living room - with the launch of Season 2 just days away, check out all the things that make Online@theSpaceUK that little bit special this January.

The New Works Virtual Festival Begins Tonight

The first-ever New Works Virtual Festival kicks off tonight! Every evening from December 5th - 25th of 2020 at 8PM EST/5PM PT, the New Works Virtual Festival will stream video readings of 20 new scripts of non-musical pieces (19 plays, 1 teleplay) as well as an 21st (a 'Christmas Special') featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members.

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