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Wake Up With BWW 1/15: MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON Opens on Broadway, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/15: MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON Opens on Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2020

Today's top stories: My Name is Lucy Barton officially opens tonight, and more!

Richard Jay-Alexander Turns His Eyes to the Talents of Amy Shaughnessy, a Former Assi Photo Richard Jay-Alexander Turns His Eyes to the Talents of Amy Shaughnessy, a Former Assistant
by Robert Diamond - Jan 14, 2020

Last Thursday, we noticed that an engagement was quietly added to the schedule of London's famed The Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel. The announcement was for a debut of Amy Shaughnessy, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. We knew nothing about it, so, since both are friends of BroadwayWorld, we reached out.

Cabaret At The Merc to Present IT'S ALL ABOUT UKE!, 11/16
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 11, 2014

Cabaret At The Merc will host its first evening dedicated to the ukulele with 'It's All About Uke!' on November 16th. Performances will span the life of the timeless instrument, from its popularization with catchy 1920 tunes to the hits of today! Performances will highlight the ukulele's versatility, including musical theatre pieces from shows like Broadway's Bonnie and Clyde to originals tunes, and even a hip take on Michael Jackson's Thriller. Audience members will be encouraged to sing along with the upbeat final number, and are sure to leave the theatre with a bounce in their step. It will be a feel-good, happy time not to be missed!

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished Star
by Robert Diamond - Sep 29, 2014

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury. I saw her in Mame, my first Broadway show seen ON BROADWAY at The Winter Garden Theatre from the front row of the mezzanine in seats my dad bought from a scalper because he knew I wanted to see it so badly. I would never recover from the splashy front of The Winter Garden Theatre.

Photo Coverage: Richard Jay-Alexander Celebrates 60th Birthday - Broadway Style!
by Robert Diamond - May 26, 2013

On Friday evening, May 24, Playbill's Blake Ross and BroadwayWorld.com's Rob and Jennifer Diamond co-hosted the only birthday party that took two editors of two major theatre web sites to plan ... Director/Producer Richard Jay-Alexander's 60th Birthday Bash! The party, held on the third floor of theatre district hot spot Angus McIndoe's restaurant, played host to friends, family, colleagues and more, so we couldn't resist sharing some of Linda Lenzi's wonderful pictures with you. Happy 60th Birthday!

Paul Winter Consort Celebrates Summer Solstice 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2011

At this annual solstice ritual, the Paul Winter Consort celebrates the first sunrise of summer within the vast acoustics of the world's largest cathedral, New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Beginning in complete darkness, musicians surrounding the audience play continuously for two hours as the cathedral's stained-glass windows gradually illuminate to usher in the longest day of the year.

Paul Winter Consort Celebrates Summer Solstice 6/18
by Kelsey Denette - Jun 13, 2011

At this annual solstice ritual, the Paul Winter Consort celebrates the first sunrise of summer within the vast acoustics of the world's largest cathedral, New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Beginning in complete darkness, musicians surrounding the audience play continuously for two hours as the cathedral's stained-glass windows gradually illuminate to usher in the longest day of the year.

Sir Derek Jacobi, Twyla Thwarp Receive Honorary Degrees from Juilliard
by Kelsey Denette - May 23, 2011

The Juilliard School holds its 106th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 11 AM in Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th Street, NYC). Juilliard President Joseph W. Polisi presents honorary degrees to four outstanding artists.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents THE MEETING AT KEMP HALL Reading, 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to partner with The Frederick Arts Council and the Historical Society of Frederick County to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a World Premiere dramatic reading of The Meeting at Kemp Hall by Julie Heifetz.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents THE MEETING AT KEMP HALL Reading, 4/29-30
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 8, 2011

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to partner with The Frederick Arts Council and the Historical Society of Frederick County to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a World Premiere dramatic reading of The Meeting at Kemp Hall by Julie Heifetz.

Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents TRIAL by JURY and G&S a la CARTE
by Kelsey Denette - Mar 7, 2011

America's foremost Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) will continue its season with a special performance of Trial by Jury along with the musical revue G&S a la Carte on Sunday, March 20th (5PM) at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2535 Broadway at 95th Street).

4@15 Announced for York, Kicks Off 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2011

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) and the Program in Vocal Performance/Musical Theatre at NYU's Steinhardt School are once again announcing the culminating performances of a unique partnership between a university training program and an Off-Broadway theatre: 4@15: FOUR NEW FIFTEEN-MINUTE MUSICALS on Saturday, March 5th at 3 PM and 7 PM, and Sunday, March 6th at 3 PM and 6 PM. York's Associate Artistic Director, Brian Blythe directs, Tammy Holder music directs.

4@15 Announced for York, Kicks Off 3/5
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 24, 2011

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) and the Program in Vocal Performance/Musical Theatre at NYU's Steinhardt School are once again announcing the culminating performances of a unique partnership between a university training program and an Off-Broadway theatre: 4@15: FOUR NEW FIFTEEN-MINUTE MUSICALS on Saturday, March 5th at 3 PM and 7 PM, and Sunday, March 6th at 3 PM and 6 PM. York's Associate Artistic Director, Brian Blythe directs, Tammy Holder music directs.

Spread The Love: The Songs of Rob Rokicki and Friends Plays Laurie Beechman, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Composer/lyricist Rob Rokicki will present an evening of his music February 13 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, titled 'Spread The Love: The Songs of Robert Rokicki and Friends.' The 7PM show will feature songs from his award-winning musical Love, NY; a full rock band; and several talented friends, including Courtney Wolfson (Addams Family), Megan Reinking (Hair), Tally Sessions (Yank!, Legally Blonde), Brian Gallagher, Heather Parcells (Wonderland, A Chorus Line), Amanda Flynn (Wicked, Mamma Mia), Lorinda Lisitza, Michael Ruby, and more!

Spread The Love: The Songs of Rob Rokicki and Friends Plays Laurie Beechman, 2/13
by Lauren Wolman - Jan 30, 2011

Composer/lyricist Rob Rokicki will present an evening of his music February 13 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, titled 'Spread The Love: The Songs of Robert Rokicki and Friends.' The 7PM show will feature songs from his award-winning musical Love, NY; a full rock band; and several talented friends, including Courtney Wolfson (Addams Family), Megan Reinking (Hair), Tally Sessions (Yank!, Legally Blonde), Brian Gallagher, Heather Parcells (Wonderland, A Chorus Line), Amanda Flynn (Wicked, Mamma Mia), Lorinda Lisitza, Michael Ruby, and more!

Harlem Stage Announces 'Got Soul?' Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2011

Harlem Stage is looking for a few outstanding male and female vocalists to perform as part of Soul: Remixed, Revisited, Reconstructed.

Reinking, Shively, Spangler to Star in Reading of New 'Hunchback' Musical 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2011

Megan Reinking (HAIR, LESTAT), AJ Shively (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES), Nick Spangler (THE FANTASTICKS, SAVED) and more are set for the reading of LES ENFANTS DE PARIS. The event will be held on January 10, 6PM at Urban Stages.

Reinking, Shively, Spangler to Star in Reading of New 'Hunchback' Musical
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 30, 2010

Megan Reinking (HAIR, LESTAT), AJ Shively (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES), Nick Spangler (THE FANTASTICKS, SAVED) and more are set for the reading of LES ENFANTS DE PARIS. The event will be held on January 10, 6PM at Urban Stages.

Harlem Stage Announces 'Got Soul?' Vocal Competition
by Kelsey Denette - Dec 29, 2010

Harlem Stage is looking for a few outstanding male and female vocalists to perform as part of Soul: Remixed, Revisited, Reconstructed.

Boston Theater Companies Collaborate to Produce Works of Annie Baker, 10/15-11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2010

Three Boston theatre companies will engage in a landmark local collaboration this fall to produce breakout writer Annie Baker's first three plays - CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, produced by the Huntington Theatre Company (October 15 - November 14), BODY AWARENESS, produced by SpeakEasy Stage Company (October 22 - November 20), and THE ALIENS, produced by Company One (October 29 - November 20). All set in the fictional town of Shirley, VT, the plays will run together in the first-ever festival dedicated to the work of this wryly observant young writer, which will be curated by the Huntington Theatre Company.

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