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Shakina Nayfack is a Theatre Director/Choreographer, Producer, and Performance Artist. Shakina is the director and co-creator of JUNK: A Rock Opera, a new Broadway bound show written by the Swedish rock band Brainpool and developed with Shakina. Shakina is also the Associate Producer at Barrington Stage Company.

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Musical Theatre Factory to Honor John-Michael Lyles & More 10th Anniversary Gala

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of MUSICAL THEATRE FACTORY at The Factory Function. Learn more about the event and see how to purchase tickets.
C. Quintana Named Recipient Of Life Jacket Theatre Company's 2023-2024 $10,000 Commission For Trans+ Playwrights

Life Jacket Theatre Company has announced that C. Quintana (CQ) is the inaugural recipient of the 2023-2024 commission created exclusively for Trans+ playwrights, which includes gender non-conforming, gender-expansive, and nonbinary individuals.
Jeb Brown, Andrew Cekala and Morgan Siobhan Green Will Lead Industry Readings of Lyons and Pakchar's BEAU

On September 29th, The Music Theatre Factory will present a developmental reading of Lyons and Pakchar's new musical Beau. Find out more about the musical here!
Tonya Pinkins, Kara Young & More to Take Part in BAC's ARTS IN ACTION FESTIVAL

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at BAC's ARTS IN ACTION FESTIVAL, featuring acclaimed artists like Tonya Pinkins and Kara Young. Join in for a celebration of talent and creativity as these performers bring their artistry to the stage. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of an amazing arts festival.
Review: Promising 5 & DIME: A NEW MUSICAL Plays Joe's Pub

Now the property is evolving into a musical.  And you know what?  It works.
Applications Now Open For Apples And Oranges Arts Theatre Accelerator: The Heroine's Journey In XR

Apples and Oranges Arts is currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2023 cohort of THEatre ACCELERATOR: The Heroine's Journey in XR - an immersive virtual musical theatre development program geared towards developing and distributing musicals on stage, and in mixed realities.
Video: Watch the Final Episode of HERE'S TO THE LADIES WHO - Full Series Now Available

Watch the final episode of the docuseries Here’s To The Ladies Who, produced by The Broadway Women’s Alliance and YesAnd Productions. This episode marks the finale of the six-episode series.
Northwestern's Incubator For New Musicals Announces New Leadership

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University announces its 2022-2023 season of new musical works and the arrival of multi-talented Broadway artist Alexander Gemignani as its new artistic director.
Video: First Look at Wilson Jermaine Heredia & More in HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO World Premiere

Syracuse Stage has released a first look at production video of the new musical How to Dance in Ohio, which celebrated the official Opening Night of its world premiere engagement on Friday, September 23. Watch here!
Kate Baldwin, Amber Gray, Bonnie Milligan & More to Perform at The American Theatre Wing Gala

The American Theatre Wing has announced performers for their annual Gala. Performers include Kate Baldwin, The Broadway Boys, Gretchen Cryer, Amber Gray, Aisha de Haas, Luna, Charlotte Maltby, Bonnie Milligan and more.
Creative Team Announced for HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO World Premiere Starring Wilson Jermaine Heredia & More

The creative team has been finalized and  tickets are now on sale for the world premiere musical How to Dance in Ohio. The musical is scheduled as the 2022-23 season opener at Syracuse Stage this fall, and will run Sept. 21 – Oct. 9, 2022.
Wilson Jermaine Heredia to Lead World Premiere of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO at Syracuse Stage

Syracuse Stage has announced casting for the world premiere of How to Dance in Ohio, a new musical inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name. How to Dance in Ohio’s fourteen-member cast includes Tony Award-winning RENT star Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Broadway veterans, and seven autistic actors. Learn all about the production here!
LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Share New Song 'Tightrope Walker / Mountain Climber / Me' Performed by Molly Hager

It’s the fifth and final single from Iconis’ sprawling new 44-track album, simply titled Album, which features over 70 members of Iconis’ vast family of collaborators including Aaron Tveit, Andrew Ranells, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Krysta Rodriguez, Andrew Barth Feldman, Kerry Butler, Danny Burstein, Annie Golden, George Salazar, Will Roland, and more.
The World's First LGBTQ+ Lullaby Album to Hold Pride Rally Fundraiser With Sutton Lee Seymour, Brita Filter & More

HUSH HK, The Ali Forney Center and BROADWAY RECORDS will host The Rainbow Lullaby’s album launch with a red carpet benefit for the Ali Forney Center on Monday, June 13th from 6-9pm.
Andrew Rannells, George Salazar & More to Join Joe Iconis at The Bourbon Room for ALBUM Celebration

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS announced that composer, songwriter, and playwright Joe Iconis will welcome a star-studded list of guest performers for his Wednesday, June 22 show at The Bourbon Room in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of Album.
BWW Exclusive: Adrienne Warren Sings With the HELPSTERS on Apple TV+

Watch an exclusive first look at Adrienne Warren as Concert Consuela in the upcoming third season of Helpsters, featuring a performance with the show's 'Scatterdays' for their 'Concert on the Corner.' The new season will also feature James Monroe Iglehart, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Christian Borle, André De Shields, Krysta Rodriguez, and more.
LGBTQ+ Lullaby Album to Present Pride Rally Fundraiser With Sutton Lee Seymour, Brita Filter, Jamie Cepero & More

HUSH HK, The Ali Forney Center and BROADWAY RECORDS will host The Rainbow Lullaby’s album launch with a benefit for the Ali Forney Center on Monday, June 13th from 6-9pm.
BWW Feature: The Diversity Ratio

The artists of diversity in cabaret and concert are ready and willing to work - they just need to be invited to the table.
Apple TV+ Announces HELPSTERS Season Three Premiere

The third season features appearances by Bradley Cooper, James Monroe Iglehart, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Christian Borle, Adrienne Warren, André De Shields, Judy Gold, Jordan Carlos, Shakina Nayfack, Yasha Jackson, Krysta Rodriguez, Michael Cruz Kayne, Glo Tavarez, Jerah Milligan, Alex Song-Xia, and more.
BWW Exclusive: Heidi Blickenstaff Sings 'Ammonia' from Joe Iconis' ALBUM

Joe Iconis's mega-record Album is on the way and BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first listen of the lead single 'Ammonia' sung by Tony-nominee Heidi Blickenstaff!

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