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Interview: Theatre Life with Marcus Yi

Today’s subject Marcus Yi is living proof that you can do it all and succeed in the theatre. Currently he is living his theatre life as the book, music, and lyric writer of the World Premiere Musical The Dragon King’s Daughter. The show runs from November 18th through December 17th in the Family Theater at Kennedy Center.

New Musical ONWARD & UPWARD Will Receive Developmental Lab Readings This Month

Amas Musical Theatre and the Amas Musical Theatre Lab, will present developmental lab readings of Onward & Upward, a new musical based on the play “Up (The Man in the Flying Chair)”, with music by Charlie Romano, lyrics by Will Wegner, book by Will Wegner and Charlie Romano at Ripley-Grier Studios.

Full Cast and Creative Team Set for THE DRAGON KING'S DAUGHTER at the Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has revealed the full cast and creative team for the world premiere Kennedy Center -commissioned musical The Dragon King’s Daughter. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Shauna Quill to Step Down as Executive Director of New York Youth Symphony

Shauna Quill, former Executive Director of the New York Youth Symphony, has resigned. Find out more about her departure and how it will impact the upcoming season.

LIZARD BOY to Host Pride Night, AANHPI Night & More

Prospect Theater Company has announced a calendar of special events for the New York premiere of the award-winning new indie-rock musical Lizard Boy.

New York Youth Symphony's Musical Theater Songwriting Program Students to Perform at Joe's Pub

On Wednesday, May 17th at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater at 7pm, a live audience will have the unique chance to listen to songs written, composed, and arranged by the 2023 New York Youth Symphony's MTS cohort.

New York Youth Symphony Appoints Michael Thomas As New Jazz Director

The New York Youth Symphony has announced that Michael Thomas has been appointed Director of the NYYS Jazz program, beginning with 2023/24 season. Mr. Thomas follows Andy Clausen, who will step down from his position at the end of the 2022/23 season after seven seasons. Mr. Thomas is no stranger to innovation himself.

NYYS Orchestra Takes To The Stage At Carnegie Hall For The First Time Since Winning A Grammy

When the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra takes to the stage at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, March 19th at 2:00pm, it will be unlike any other time they walked on the stage before. This time, they will performing for the first time as Grammy winners.

Meet the Cast of SWEENEY TODD, Now in Previews on Broadway!

Previews begin tonight, February 26, for the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Sweeney Todd will officially open on March 26, 2023, at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Meet the cast of Sweeney Todd here!

Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George).

New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program Announces 2022/23 Season

New York Youth Symphony has announced its 2022/23 season of performances for its Musical Theater Songwriting program. Led by director Anna K. Jacobs, the Musical Theater Songwriting Program continues into its fifth season, in partnership with the Harlem School of the Arts and Molloy/CAP21 Theatre Arts Program.

JACK Announces New Co-Director

JACK has announced the appointment of theater director, writer, and facilitator Skye Kowaleski to join Jordana De La Cruz as Co-Director of JACK. Skye joins the team as JACK's Founder and Co-Director Alec Duffy transitions out of leadership, fulfilling his original intention to turn over the space after 10 years in order to promote the infusion of fresh energy and ideas. 

New York Youth Symphony Jazz To Perform at Times Center

New York Youth Symphony Jazz, led by Director Andy Clausen, will finish their season at The Times Center on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM featuring Benny Benack III as a trumpeter and Shenel Johns as a vocalist. Also, they will be performing a NYYS First Music Commission from Benjamin Morris.

American Lyric Theater to Stage Three New One-Act Operas

American Lyric Theater (ALT) announced today InsightALT: Opera in Eden, a performance featuring three new one-act operas on themes of temptation developed by Resident Artists in the company’s nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program. ALT’s current Resident Artists (Composers Jasmine Barnes, Johanny Navarro, and Alex Weiser; and Librettists Joshua Banbury, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, and Marcus Yi) were selected from over 200 applicants to join the CLDP this season. Opera in Eden, which is the culminating event of the first year of these artists’ residency, will take place at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 7:00pm.

Second Single From New York Youth Symphony's Debut Album Is Live Today

With the release of New York Youth Symphony's debut album with Avie Records two weeks away, it seemed the perfect time to give listeners another taste of what's to come. The second single is 'Piano Concerto in One Movement (Excerpt Allegretto)' featuring Pianist Michelle Cann.

Mia Pinero Announces Debut Album Release Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below

Mia Pinero will make her Feinstein’s/54 Below solo debut, celebrating the release of her debut album, Growing Up! From waiting in the wings as an understudy in the highly anticipated revival of West Side Story, to making her Broadway debut as Maria, Mia Pinero’s star was on the rise, until a global pandemic landed her back in her hometown.

Mia Pinero Will Release Debut Album “Growing Up”

Mia Pinero will release her debut album, Growing Up, a 'musical journal entry' preserving a moment unlike any other. From waiting in the wings as an understudy in the highly anticipated revival of West Side Story, to making her Broadway debut as Maria, Mia Pinero's star was on the rise, until a global pandemic landed her back in her hometown of Racine, Wisconsin.

spit&vigor Theatre Company Postpones Performances Of ECTOPLASM At The Players Theatre

Due to a positive case of Covid-19 among the cast, spit&vigor theatre company has postponed performances for their World Premiere of Ectoplasm, written and directed by Sara Fellini. The play, which was originally scheduled to run January 5-February 6, 2022, will now open on Thursday, January 13 at The Players Theatre.

Sarah Anne Fernandez Announces Jackie Burns & Frankie Gonzalez As Special Guests For Feinstein's/54 Below Concert

Feinstein's/54 Below has announced that Sarah Anne Fernandez will be joined by special guests Jackie Burns (Wicked, HAIR, If/Then) & Frankie Gonzalez (The Fantasticks, Superhero) in her upcoming concert Now What? on Sunday, December 12th at 9:45 PM.

spit&vigor Theatre Company Will Present Sara Fellini's ECTOPLASM at the Players Theatre

spit&vigor theatre company (2015 NYIT Award-winners for In Vestments) will present the World Premiere of Ectoplasm, written and directed by Sara Fellini (Hazard a Little Death, Best New Script at the 2014 Planet Connections Theater Festivity).

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