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Michael has directed Dear Evan Hansen at the Arena Stage in DC in 2015, and Second Stage Theatre in 2016, and directs the upcoming Broadway production, which begins this fall at the Music Box Theatre. Most recently he directed War Paint at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Broadway: If/Then, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, Rent (Tony Award nominations), and Never Gonna Dance. Delacorte: The Tempest, Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet. Off-Broadway: new plays, musicals, revivals at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Class Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, NY Shakespeare Festival/Public, NYTW, Roundabout, Second Stage and Signature, including Katori Halls' Our Lady of Kibeho, the 2010 revival of Angels in America (Lortel Award), Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...(Public), Guare's Landscape of the Body (Signature), and musical adaptations of Giant (Public) and Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons). He received Obie Awards for Machinal and Dogeaters (Public) and for Rent (NYTW). Regional: Williamstown (9 seasons) La Jolla Playhouse (Artistic Director 1995-99), Arena, Center Stage, Goodman, Guthrie, CTG/Taper, DTC, Trinity Rep. Education: Northwestern (BS),UCSD (MFA). He is very proud of his 2 kids, both seniors this year, one in high school and one in college.

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is The Inaugural Production Of Core Theatre Group, Hudson Valley's Newest Professional Theatre Company

The Hudson Valley's newest Professional Theatre Company, Core Theatre Group (CTG), founded by Broadway vets and Warwick locals Jessica McRoberts, Pat McRoberts, Paul Loesel and Chuck Ragsdale, announce their first production following company launch with inaugural cabaret fundraiser on Friday, July 14, 2023. 

Photos: See Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James & More in Rehearsals for DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

Get a first look inside rehearsals for the world premiere musical, Days of Wine and Roses, starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James!

Patti LuPone to Headline Turtle Creek Chorale's Third Annual Benefit Gala: RHAPSODY

Broadway legend Patti LuPone will headline RHAPSODY, Turtle Creek Chorale’s annual benefit gala, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Saturday, April 1, 2023.

REVIEW: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Hits Philly Right in the Feels

Dear Evan Hansen will pour your heart fit to overflow and then spend an hour eyedroppering it over the brim. The Tony-hoarding show has juggernaut bones and design. Despite less-than-lustrous vocal performance from greenhorn show star Anthony Norman, the touring cast does it earnest justice with stand-out acting from all cast members.

Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Is Still Waving, Searching and Yanking on Heartstrings

With its award-winning book by Steven Levenson and score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the touring version of DEAR EVAN HANSEN offers the same gut punches along with assurances that life for the Hansens, the Murphys and the millions of nameless, faceless lonely souls out there on the internet may yet be OK.

Vineyard Theatre Cancels Weekend Performances of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971

Due to positive COVID test results within the company, Vineyard Theatre has cancelled performances of Lessons in Survival: 1971 through Sunday, June 12. Ticket holders for impacted performances (June 10-12) will be contacted by phone and email regarding rebooking and next steps.

Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Crystal Dickinson to Star in the World Premiere of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 at Vineyard Theatre

Vineyard Theatre has announced casting and design team for the upcoming World Premiere of Lessons in Survival: 1971 at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) now on-sale. Lessons In Survival: 1971 will begin previews at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) May 26, 2022 and play through June 30 with an opening night set for June 9.  

Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Relaunches; Read the Reviews!

The third year of the record-breaking North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen relaunched on December 7, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The tour will stop by more than 30 cities across the US and Canada in the 2021/2022 season.

How Broadway Cares Is Giving Back This Holiday Season and How YOU Can Help This #GivingTuesday

This Giving Tuesday, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is giving back, with a goal of providing 80,000 healthy meals for people who do not have enough to eat this winter. You can help by making a donation tomorrow. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar by generous donors Jodi and Howard Tenenbaum and Elizabeth Armstrong, if $100,000 is raised by the end of the day.

Recap the 2020 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches

As part of BroadwayWorld's expansive coverage of the 74th Annual Tony Awards, we're bringing you the full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between. Keep up with all of the winners' speeches with our list below.

National Sawdust Presents WHAT BECOMES OF LOVE? Ft. Sonya Tayeh, Rhye, and Members of American Ballet Theatre

In her first collaboration with Rhye, Tony Award-nominated choreographer Sonya Tayeh will premiere What Becomes of Love? with dance commissioned by American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and a film co-commissioned by National Sawdust; the piece features music by the Canadian musician Mike Milosh.

Texas Performing Arts to Offer LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE: WOMEN OF BROADWAY

Texas Performing Arts announced today that it will present Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on October 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on November 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on December 5.

Marcus Performing Arts Center To Offer Virtual Concert Series LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE: WOMEN OF BROADWAY

Marcus Performing Arts Center announced today that it is one of a select group of nonprofit arts organizations participating in a three-part virtual concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on October 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on November 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on December 5. Tickets go on sale October 7 at Noon.

Playhouse Square to Offer Streaming Concert Series: LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE �" WOMEN OF BROADWAY

Playhouse Square announced today that it is one of a select group of nonprofit arts organizations participating in a three-part streaming concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway featuring Patti LuPone on October 24, Laura Benanti on November 14, and Vanessa Williams on December 5.

Northlight Theatre to Offer WOMEN OF BROADWAY: Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti and Vanessa Williams

Northlight Theatre will offer Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on October 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on November 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on December 5.

Segerstrom Center Offers LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE: WOMEN OF BROADWAY

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced three new livestream concert events that are part of the Live from the West Side series which began last month with a performance by Christopher Jackson. Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway features two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on October 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on November 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on December 5. All performances are at 5 pm, Pacific Time.

Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces Livestreaming Concert Series Featuring Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti & Vanessa Williams

Hennepin Theatre Trust will present Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway. The series features two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on Saturday, Oct. 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on Saturday, Nov. 14 and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The 5th Avenue Theatre to Offer Virtual Concert Series LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE: WOMEN OF BROADWAY

The 5th Avenue Theatre announced today that is participating in a three-part virtual concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway, featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on October 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on November 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on December 5.

Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti and Vanessa Williams Will Take Part in Streaming Series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway

Dallas Summer Musicals announced today that it is co-producing a three-part virtual concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway, featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on Oct. 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on Nov. 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on Dec. 5. Tickets are on sale now.

Theatre Under the Stars Offers Livestream Concert Series Featuring Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, and Vanessa Williams

Theatre Under The Stars announced today that it is one of a select group of nonprofit arts organizations participating in a three-part virtual concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway featuring two-time Tony Award®-winner Patti LuPone, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, and critically-acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams.

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