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Broadway Artists to Join the MIKE PETTRY PROJECT

Broadway's Max Chernin (Bright Star), Kaitlyn Davidson (Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It) and F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), as well as Jed Resnick (Avenue Q)* will headline the The Mik e Pettry Project , the second in the Singers Forum/EMGCollective's collaborative songbook series on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, October 4 & 5, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The series brings together Broadway performers and members of the SF/AEA Scholarship Program to spotlight work of prominent new composers. Following the success of The Patrick Dwyer Project, the series now features composer/lyricist Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, Things I Left on Long Island) whose work has been produced at A.R.T., South Coast Rep, The New Victory Theatre, etc. Pettry's current projects include partnering with composer Eli Bolin as he provides the lyrics for The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a hard-rock adaptation of the classic A Christmas Carol.

Photo Coverage: Fly to Neverland with Transport Group's PETER PAN Benefit Concert!

Just last night, Transport Group presented a benefit concert of the classic 1954 Comden & Green/Charlap & Leigh musical, Peter Pan. The evening, which was hosted by drag legend, Tony-nominated playwright, and Golden Age aficionado Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of The Allergist's Wife), featured a cast that includes three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Ann Harada (Cinderella), three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand to God), Tony nominee Tony Sheldon (Pricilla, Queen of the Desert), Paul Slade Smith (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Betsy Morgan(First Daughter Suite), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), D.C. Anderson (Queen of the Mist), OBIE Winner David Greenspan (The Patsy, The Royal Family), Ivory McKay, Doug Shapiro (Once Upon a Mattress), Tim Dolan (Altar Boyz), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia), Richard Costa (Once Upon a Mattress), Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I, Here Lies Love) and Tony nominee Mary Testa (First Daughter Suite, Xanadu). 

STANDARD TIME Extends Run at The Duke on 42nd Street

Producers have announced that Mark Stuart Dance Theatre's critically acclaimed new dance musical, Standard Time, will extend its limited engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 W 42nd Street) in NYC two additional weeks, now through Sunday, December 20, 2015. The new dance musical, which Dance Magazine called "Spectacular," features direction and choreography by award-winning choreographer Mark Stuart (Women on the Verge..., The Bandstand). Standard Time began performances Sunday, November 15, 2015. To purchase tickets, please visit: www.standardtimetix.org

BWW Interview: Mark Stuart on the Relevance of New Dance Musical, STANDARD TIME

Mark Stuart Dance Theatre's critically acclaimed new dance musical, Standard Time, will play a limited engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 W 42nd Street) in NYC Sunday, November 15 through Sunday, December 6, 2015.

Mark Stuart Dance Theatre's STANDARD TIME to Play The Duke on 42nd Street, 11/15-12/6

Mark Stuart Dance Theatre's critically acclaimed new dance musical, Standard Time, will play a limited engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 W 42nd Street) in NYC Sunday, November 15 through Sunday, December 6, 2015. The new dance musical, which Dance Magazine called “Spectacular,” features direction and choreography by award-winning choreographer Mark Stuart (Women on the Verge..., The Bandstand). Tickets are now on sale.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of Engeman Theater's WEST SIDE STORY

The John W. Engeman Theater is currently presenting WEST SIDE STORY, running through November 8, 2015. From the first notes to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. The well-known and beloved score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The Broadway's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark musical.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at WEST SIDE STORY at Engeman Theater

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for WEST SIDE STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through November 8, 2015.  Check out a sneak peek below!

WEST SIDE STORY Begins Tonight at The John W. Engeman Theater

The John W. Engeman Theater presents WEST SIDE STORY. Performances begin tonight, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through November 8, 2015.

WEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman Theater

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for WEST SIDE STORY.  Performances begin on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through November 8, 2015.

DIRTY DANCING National Tour Coming to Sacramento Community Center Theater

The Classic Story On Stage, an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing, will play at Sacramento Community Center Theater from December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Based on the tremendously popular classic 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is part of the Broadway Sacramento series presented by California Musical Theatre. Performance times vary; for information visit BroadwaySacramento.com.

DIRTY DANCING Comes to the Fox Theatre Tonight

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced that the national tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis today, October 21 - November 2, 2014.

VIDEO: Boy Recreates Classic DIRTY DANCING Routine

Just in case Jillian Mueller needs a new dance partner on the DIRTY DANCING: THE MUSICAL tour, I think we've found one. While he's not as tall as Samuel Pergande, he sure has the moves. In a Facebook post, 'Laine Kristina' posted a video of her son Charlie reenacting every move of the iconic routine to '(I've Had) The Time of My Life.'

Tickets to DIRTY DANCING at Moran Theater On Sale 10/10

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE will play at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater from Tuesday, December 9th through Sunday, December 14th for eight performances only. Tickets for DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE go on sale Friday, October 10th at 10AM through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show.

BWW Blog: Jon Drake of DIRTY DANCING National Tour - Playing Mr. Schumacher

So we have just arrived in Durham, NC. We had our closing week in DC and with understudy rehearsals and a lot of different people being swung on. I made my debut as Mr. Schumacher. I haven't had that much fun in a while. I gotta say the cast, crew, and wardrobe were awesome as they helped direct me and guide me through my shows.Also, We had Alexendra Mateo, Nikki Spencer, and Joshua Keith all having debuts doing new bits in the show and they did great! In all DC was a success.

Photo Flash: More from the DIRTY DANCING National Tour- Extended Look!

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller star as Johnny Castle and Frances 'Baby' Houseman in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. The stage musical of the worldwide smash-hit film opened on September 2nd at the National Theatre, 10 years after the original stage production received its world premiere in Sydney, Australia. The production has released additional photos of the touring company; scroll down to see them!

BWW Blog: Jon Drake of DIRTY DANCING National Tour - Versatility

Hi guys! Last time we spoke I was headed into Johnny rehearsals, but due to some unforeseen circumstances I will be playing the 80 year old Mr. Schumacher first instead of the leading heartthrob for a few performances. This week, I guess versatility is a must! So to bone up on my more mature character, I've gone straight to our resident "old guys". First, I went to talk to Gary Lynch. This is his second time on tour with Dirty Dancing. I asked him how this show compares to the other US tour and he said it is sharper and more refined. "They've taken out a lot of extraneous material and made it more streamlined." Gary also originally played Moe, my role in the show. He told me how the character had a few more scenes, a song, and a lot more lines, but I sure am glad I don't have to do all that extra work with the insane amount of dancing and understudying I have to do in the show!

DIRTY DANCING Coming to Fox Theatre, 10/21-11/2

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced that the national tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis October 21 - November 2, 2014.

Photo Flash: DIRTY DANCING Writer Eleanor Bergstein Joins Opening Curtain Call at the National Theatre

Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the screenplay for the iconic film DIRTY DANCING as well as the book for the stage production, was recognized during the curtain call on the opening night of DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE at National Theatre on Tuesday, September 2. The show plays the National Theatre through September 14 before embarking on a 30-city North American tour. As she joined the cast on stage, Bergstein said, 'We are so excited to launch our national tour in the nation's capital.' Scroll down for photos!

BWW Blog: Meet Jon Drake of DIRTY DANCING National Tour - Getting Dirty

Finally, we are in beautiful Washington DC. The team just finished up our tech and first previews in York, PA. We are so close to our official opening (Tuesday, Sept.2) of "Dirty Dancing". What a whirlwind it has been. There has been a lot to work on with a whole new set, blocking, and musical arrangements for the show… but when the going got tough, the cast and crew got dirty! Tons of costume changes, and some last minute revisions have made us stay on our toes.To add to this I start "Johnny" rehearsal this week! I am so excited to put on the black tank, sunshades, and leather jacket. Not to mention working with this gal.

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