Photo Flash: Steven Eng, Michelle McGorty, And Harriet Slaughter Honored At Prospect Theater Company's 2019 GalaPhoto Flash: Steven Eng, Michelle McGorty, And Harriet Slaughter Honored At Prospect Theater Company's 2019 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2019

Prospect Theater Company celebrated twenty years of bringing to life original musical theater works at their 2019 Gala at Manhattan Penthouse in New York on April 8. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julia Gytri, Avi Amon, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Andy Roninson  ane Ben Wexler Receive 2019 Jonathan Larson GrantsPhoto Coverage: Julia Gytri, Avi Amon, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Andy Roninson ane Ben Wexler Receive 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 19, 2019

Just yesterday, the American Theatre Wing presented the 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants to Julia Gytri & Avi Amon (book, music and lyrics), Emily Gardner Xu Hall (book, music and lyrics), Andy Roninson (music and lyrics), and Ben Wexler (music and lyrics). Four prestigious grants of $10,000 each, as well as additional support in the form of residencies, concerts, and recording grants, totaling over $50,000, were presented at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space.  (more...)

BMI Announces Musical Theatre Workshop ShowcaseBMI Announces Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will present its top works at this year's showcase on Monday, April 1st at 3 PM and 6 PM. The shows will be held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City (10 West 64th Street) and will premiere performances of the best of songs written and composed by recent members of this Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony honored workshop.    (more...)

2018-19 Winners Of Jonathan Larson Grants Announced, Will Perform At Adelphi Performing Arts Center2018-19 Winners Of Jonathan Larson Grants Announced, Will Perform At Adelphi Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

The American Theatre Wing has announced recipients of the prestigious 2019 Jonathan Larson '82 Grants: Julia Gytri & Avi Amon (book, music and lyrics), Emily Gardner Xu Hall (book, music and lyrics), Andy Roninson (music and lyrics) and Ben Wexler (music and lyrics) All will receive grants of $10,000, as well as additional support in the form of residences, concerts and recording grants, valued at over $50,000. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Announces Recipients of 2019 Jonathan Larson GrantsAmerican Theatre Wing Announces Recipients of 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are Julia Gytri & Avi Amon (book, music and lyrics), Emily Gardner Xu Hall (book, music and lyrics), Andy Roninson (music and lyrics), and Ben Wexler (music and lyrics). Four prestigious grants of $10,000 each, as well as additional support in the form of residencies, concerts, and recording grants, totaling over $50,000, will be presented on Monday, March 19, 2018 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns to the WallisA LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns to the Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

After a sold-out Wallis debut in July, A Little New Music will spotlight another lineup of emerging musical theatre talents for The Sorting Room's 2018 Winter Session at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m. A Little New Music's audiences will enjoy original musical theatre songs firsthand before they hit Broadway or the regional circuit. (more...)

Heath Saunders Joins Cast of WILDWOOD By Michael Kimmel & Elliah Heifetz At 54 BelowHeath Saunders Joins Cast of WILDWOOD By Michael Kimmel & Elliah Heifetz At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

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. (more...)

WILDWOOD At Feinstein's/54 Below Adds New Cast MembersWILDWOOD At Feinstein's/54 Below Adds New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

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. (more...)

WILDWOOD By Michael Kimmel & Elliah Heifetz Takes the Stage at Feinstein's/54 BelowWILDWOOD By Michael Kimmel & Elliah Heifetz Takes the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

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. (more...)

Photo Flash: GORGEOUS: A BARBARA HARRIS TRIBUTE at The Green Room 42Photo Flash: GORGEOUS: A BARBARA HARRIS TRIBUTE at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

At 83, the Second City founding member, Tony-award winning performer, and Oscar-nominated actor Barbara Harris passed away on August 21st of this year. Under the direction of Alex Beck (Disney's The Happiest Millionaire 50th Anniversary) and the music direction of Andy Roninson (Take a Ten Podcast), The Green Room 42  presented an evening of song and remembrance with 'Gorgeous: A Barbara Harris Tribute' on October 2nd. (more...)

Nicholas Barasch And Kerry Ipema Set For Gorgeous: A Barbara Harris Tribute At The Green Room 42Nicholas Barasch And Kerry Ipema Set For Gorgeous: A Barbara Harris Tribute At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

She was a founding member of Chicago's Second City, a treasured Tony Award winning performer, and a sought-after Oscar-nominated film actor who often evaded the limelight in favor of 'the work.' At 83, the legendary Barbara Harris passed away on August 21st of this year. The Green Room 42 is proud to present an evening of song and remembrance with Gorgeous: A Barbara Harris Tribute on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm. (more...)

Winner And Finalists Announced for City Theatre's National Award For Short Playwriting Contest 2018Winner And Finalists Announced for City Theatre's National Award For Short Playwriting Contest 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

City Theatre, now in its 23rd season, is the only professional theater in the country that produces 10 minute plays and musicals in a variety of year-round programming. The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest furthers the Company's mission to identify, acknowledge and award excellence in dramatic writing. City Theatre Artistic Director Margaret M. Ledford said, "This year's Winner and Finalists were selected from a fierce pool of over 800 talented writers from around the country. The plays are an exciting mix of dramatic storytelling, some of which are plays we are already producing, or we will be presenting as readings, that we will recommend to our arts partners, and otherwise promote to bring visibility to the writers and this uniquely theatrical and versatile genre." (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners of the 2018 SOUND BITES 5.0 Announced This WeekPhoto Flash: Winners of the 2018 SOUND BITES 5.0 Announced This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Last night, May 28, 2018, Theatre Now New York presented its Fifth Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals, SOUND BITES 5.0, on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center, to a sold-out house for the second year in a row. This annual, one-night only event showcases ten new musicals of up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams. (more...)

Cast & Creative Team Announced for SOUND BITES 5.0Cast & Creative Team Announced for SOUND BITES 5.0
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Theatre Now New York is pleased to announce the complete casting and creative teams of the ten musicals featured in SOUND BITES 5.0, the Fifth Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival. This one-night only event showcases ten new musicals of up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams. (more...)

Announcing Casting & Creative Teams Of SOUND BITES 5.0Announcing Casting & Creative Teams Of SOUND BITES 5.0
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Theatre Now New York is pleased to announce the complete casting and creative teams of the ten musicals featured in SOUND BITES 5.0, the Fifth Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival. This one-night only event showcases ten new musicals of up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams. (more...)

SUMMER SHORTS, America's Short Play Festival, Returns To The Arsht Center! Begins May 31SUMMER SHORTS, America's Short Play Festival, Returns To The Arsht Center! Begins May 31
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

City Theatre (@citytheatremia) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) are proud to present SUMMER SHORTS, America's Short Play Festival. Playing May 31-July 1, 2018 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House) and led by City Theatre Artistic Director Margaret M. Ledford, SUMMER SHORTS is an annual theatrical celebration that showcases the diversity of Miami through a variety of new short plays and musicals. (more...)

McGuire & Simon Announce Concert Starring Alabado, Caughell, Perez, and RyanMcGuire & Simon Announce Concert Starring Alabado, Caughell, Perez, and Ryan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

In celebration of their 5-year 'collabiversary', Look Up will feature songs from McGuire & Simon's daring new musical BORDERS, about two men who fall in love amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as audience favorites from their immersive musical EXPRESS (conceived for the New York Transit Museum and last seen at New York Film Academy), and selections from their brand new Theatre For Young Audiences show KIBBY THE SPACE DOG (commissioned by Wichita Children's Theatre and Dance Center). (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for SOUND BITES 5.0Tickets Now On Sale for SOUND BITES 5.0
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Ticket's are now on sale for the Fifth Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival, SOUND BITES 5.0! This unique event showcases ten new musicals of up-and-coming musical theater writing teams. (more...)

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End LoungePhoto Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Monday, April 9th marked the first edition of the SWAP (Songs With Another Perspective) Cabaret, produced and directed by Alex Beck. Twenty-two artists sang gender-swapped songs from 100 years of the musical theatre cannon. (more...)

Brand New Gender SWAP Cabaret Comes to The West End LoungeBrand New Gender SWAP Cabaret Comes to The West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

SWAP (Songs With Another Perspective), the newest gender-swapping cabaret, holds up a quirky magnifying glass to some of the more stereotypical, problematic, and oddly curious gender moments in the American musical theatre cannon. (more...)

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