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Surflight Theatre's Presents POPCORN FALLS, A Energetic Romp Full of Impressions, Wit, and Charm

Surflight Theatre has announced that they will be continuing their 2023  Season with the energetic romp full of impressions, wit, and charm, Popcorn Falls.

Paper Mill Playhouse Reveals 2023 Rising Star Award Nominations

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the nominations for the 2023 Rising Star Awards!

New Jersey Repertory Company Presents POPCORN FALLS This January

New Jersey Repertory Company “NJRep,” located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch presents “Popcorn Falls” written by James Hindman and directed by Rose Riccardi. The play stars James Hindman and Tom Souhrada.

Primary Wave Music Partners With Lively McCabe Entertainment to Develop New Stage Musicals

Primary Wave Music, the leading independent publisher of iconic and legendary music in the world, and Lively McCabe Entertainment, the production company led by Michael Barra, have announced a new partnership to develop a slate of new stage musicals.

SPRING AWAKENING Star Lauren Pritchard Debuts New Album 'lauren|LOLO'

The Spring Awakening alum is is joined by songwriters Eg White (Adele, Dua Lipa, John Legend), Jacob Sinclair (Taylor Swift, Pink, Panic! At the Disco), Mike Viola (Ryan Adams, Shania Twain, Mandy Moore), Derek Fuhrmann (Kygo, Iggy Azalea), Justin Parker (Rihanna, Keith Urban, Sia) and Søren Hansen (New Politics).

Heidi Blickenstaff, Lauren 'LOLO' Pritchard & More to Star in MAY WE ALL: A NEW COUNTRY MUSICAL World Premiere

Casting has been announced for the world premiere of the highly-anticipated May We All: A New Country Musical.

VIDEO: Inside The Rehearsal Room of WOMEN OF THE WINGS VOLUME III With Tracee Beazer

Go inside the rehearsal room with Tracee Beazer as she rehearses an original song from the musical Songbird, (music and lyrics by Lauren Pritchard, written by Michael Kimmel) one of the many songs that is featured in Women of The Wings Volume III: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers at Feinstein's/54 Below on October 17th at 9:45pm.

Collaboraction to Screen HEALING FROM HATE

Collaboraction, Chicago’s theater for social change, will co-host the first Chicago virtual screening of Healing from Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation, a new documentary by filmmaker Peter Hutchinson that examines the bold work of former extremists in their efforts to de-radicalize White Nationalists and heal communities torn apart by racism.

Daveed Diggs, John Gallagher Jr, Jelani Alladin and More Featured in THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MUSICALS

Last night, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues released a surprise-pivot for Round Six -The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Musicals was released on IGTV @24hourplays and at https://24hourplays.com/viral-monologues/.

Calista Flockhart to Star in AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Huntington As Part of 2020-21 Season

Huntington Theatre Company has announced the lineup of their 2020-2021 season of destination theatre that features an incredible range of compelling stories -culturally and artistically diverse - unified by the Huntington's commitment to vital, fresh and inclusive entertainment. From stories deeply rooted in Boston's history to star-studded classics, the next chapter in Huntington history is perhaps, the most exciting yet.


Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP) opened Miracle In Bedford Falls to the public last weekend, delighting family audiences and welcoming in the holiday season. The musical based on the Frank Capra film a?oeIt's A Wonderful Lifea?? is written by Mark Cabaniss with music and lyrics by Lowell Alexander. This production runs through December 29, and is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program with Directing Sponsorship from Frank Santos and Dan Dantin.

Lively McCabe Promotes Allison Bressi To The Position Of Vice President Of Theater

Lively McCabe Entertainment President Michael Barra proudly announces that Allison Bressi has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Theater.  Since April 2019, Ms. Bressi has worked with the production company as a Creative Development Consultant, assisting on the development of select stage musicals.

Drew Gasparini & Friends Come to Rockwood Music Hall Tonight

Drew Gasparini & Friends, featuring Rozie Baker. Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 185 Orchard Street Doors Open at 8:15pm Tickets are $10 plus 2 drink min. Ages 21+ https:www.eventbrite.comedrew-gasparini-friends-feat-rozie-baker-tickets-58752314755

DARLING (LIVE IN CONCERT) Released On Spotify Feat. Kerstin Anderson And Nicholas Chris

Highlights from the award-winning fan favorite new musical has been released on Spotify, as well as a complete version with behind-the-scenes interviews as the premiere episode of the new musical theater podcast, THE SCORE.

BWW Interview: Ephie Aardema of WAITRESS at the Fisher Theatre Says It Has A Lot of Heart... And Pie!

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team that features original music from six-time Grammy nominee, Sara Bareilles, Waitress is playing until May 19th at the Fisher Theatre. Jenna is an expert pie maker and as the title suggests, a waitress, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest could be chance at a new start along with possibly the town's new doctor, but Jenna has to find to find the courage and strength to try. 'We have pie! There's pie in the lobby,' answered Ephie Aardema, who plays Jenna's friend and fellow waitress in the show, when asked about why Detroit audiences should see the show. 'It also has a lot of heart - more than most musicals.' See what else Ephie had to say about Waitress, tour life, and more below:

Lively McCabe Entertainment Expands New York Offices

Lively McCabe Entertainment Co-President Michael Barra proudly announces the expansion of their Columbus Circle office with the hiring of two key executives, Darnetha Lincoln M'Baye and Molly Israel Paul. Ms. M'Baye has joined the company as VP, Head of Music and will be responsible for managing the company's content partnerships with the major music publishers, as well as overseeing the packaging of all music intellectual property elements into the company's stage, film, and television development slates. Also joining Lively McCabe this month is Molly Israel Paul, who will serve as Creative Executive, focusing on the development of new plays adapted from existing IP for the company's exclusive HollyWay collection at Dramatists Play Service. Lively McCabe is also pleased to announce that Jen Bender and Allison Bressi will begin working with the company this month as Creative Development Consultants and will each oversee the development of select stage musicals on behalf of the company.

TRW & BMG Join Forces for Musicals Featuring Songs By Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line & More

Lively McCabe Entertainment Co-President Michael Barra proudly announces a slate of three new stage musicals in partnership with licensing agency Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) and music powerhouse BMG. These initial three projects, all which will have premiere productions in 2020 (TBA), will feature select music from the BMG catalog, as part of their previously announced partnership with Lively McCabe.

Heath Saunders Joins Cast of WILDWOOD By Michael Kimmel & Elliah Heifetz At 54 Below

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Wildwood, a new musical created and written by Michael Kimmel (Songbird, The Last Goodbye) with music and lyrics by Elliah Heifetz (Dust Can't Kill Me) on November 7, 2018, 9:30pm. In the 1950's, Wildwood NJ was known as "The Las Vegas of the East." For three months a year, this small south Jersey town turned into the biggest party of the summer. Everything converged in Wildwood- The Rat Pack, doo wop, soul, and the beginnings of rock and roll.

WILDWOOD At Feinstein's/54 Below Adds New Cast Members

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW , Broadway's Supper Club, presents Wildwood, a new musical created and written by Michael Kimmel ( Songbird , The Last Goodbye ) with music and lyrics by Elliah Heifetz ( Dust Can't Kill Me ) on November 7, 2018, 9:30pm.


Michael Kimmel has written 1 shows including Songbird (Book).

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