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BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Musical Theatre Guild Photo BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Musical Theatre Guild
by Cary Ginell - Feb 22, 2020

A typical mismatched wedding between a Jewish bride and a Catholic groom gets turned on its ear when a shocking revelation stuns the wedding party. This unfairly neglected 2015 musical gets new life with a winning performance (in a staged reading) by Musical Theatre Guild at the Alex Theater in Glendale.

Creative Team Announced for ANNIE at New Bedford Festival Theatre Photo Creative Team Announced for ANNIE at New Bedford Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019

Complete creative team has been announced for Annie at New Bedford Festival Theatre, which begins its limited engagement at the Zeiterion Theatre on July 24th, 2020. Diane DiCroce will direct the production, which will have choreography by Andrew Winans.

VIDEO: New Music Video Goes Inside The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts Photo VIDEO: New Music Video Goes Inside The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2019

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced today the release of a new music video that tells the story of The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts, the medical care provider for New York City's entertainment community that is run in partnership with The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors

Playhouse On Park Announces Season Eleven Photo Playhouse On Park Announces Season Eleven
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019

The theme of Season 11 is Women

Individual Ticket Sales For Season 11 At Playhouse On Park On Sale Now Photo Individual Ticket Sales For Season 11 At Playhouse On Park On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Prepare yourself for an amazing year of theater from the 'crowning jewel' of West Hartford! Tickets for Playhouse on Park's 2019-2020 Main Stage Season are on sale now!

Musical Theatre Guild Sets 2019-2020 Season - BARNUM, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, and More! Photo Musical Theatre Guild Sets 2019-2020 Season - BARNUM, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quartet of shows for their 24th season of Broadway in Concert musicals. The MTG 2019-2020 season includes: BARNUM, THE GOODBYE GIRL, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KISMET.

Broadway's Mamie Parris to Bring Solo Show To The Black Box Photo Broadway's Mamie Parris to Bring Solo Show To The Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series presents Mamie Parris in a one-night-only solo show accompanied by Broadway composer Barbara Anselmi (It Should Have Been You) on Saturday, May 11 at 8 pm. On Broadway, Mamie most recently returned to the cast of School of Rock  in the role of Rosalie. She previously starred as Grizabella in the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical CATS. Her other Broadway and National Tour credits include School of Rock (Patty) (cast album), Wicked (Elphaba), 9 To 5 The Musical (as Judy Bernly, the role created by Jane Fonda in the iconic film), the Tony-Nominated revival of Ragtime, 5-time Tony-Winner The Drowsy Chaperone, Legally Blonde the Musical, and Roundabout Theatre's acclaimed revivals of On The 20th Century (Agnes) (cast album), and 110 In the Shade (cast album). Off-Broadway credits include Pump Boys and Dinettes (Prudie), part of the Encores! Off-Center series, and See Rock City and Other Destinations (Dodi) presented by the Transport Group (cast album out now). Other notable credits include roles at The Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, The Muny, The Macau International Music Festival in Macau, China, and many more. Her film and television credits include The Blacklist (NBC), A Stand Up Guy (Orchard), and State of Affairs (NBC).

Playhouse On Park Announces Season Eleven Main Stage Series! Photo Playhouse On Park Announces Season Eleven Main Stage Series!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

Select guests and friends of Playhouse on Park were invited for an exclusive night in which Executive Director Tracy Flater and Co-Artistic Directors Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller announced their 2019-2020 Season.

SOUND BITES 6.0 Award Winners Announced Photo SOUND BITES 6.0 Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

Last night, Theatre Now New York (TNNY) presented its Sixth Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023. SOUND BITES 6.0 grants composers, lyricists, and librettists the unique opportunity to present their work in front of a live audience. This one-night only event, now in its sixth year, showcases 10 new musicals by up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams.

Casting & Creative Teams Announced For SOUND BITES 6.0 Photo Casting & Creative Teams Announced For SOUND BITES 6.0
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

Theatre Now New York (TNNY) is pleased to announce the official casting and full creative teams for SOUND BITES 6.0, the Sixth Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals. This year's festival is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7pm at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023. Scroll down for more detailed information on each musical's casting and creative team.

Alice Ripley & More Join Judging Panel For SOUND BITES 6.0 Photo Alice Ripley & More Join Judging Panel For SOUND BITES 6.0
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

Theatre Now New York (TNNY) is pleased to announce the official judging panel for SOUND BITES 6.0, the Sixth Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7pm at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023. 

Photo Flash: The Studio Theatre Presents IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Photo Photo Flash: The Studio Theatre Presents IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

In January, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will open the third production of its third season with the musical It Shoulda Been You; Music by Barbara Anselmi, and Book & Lyrics by Brian Hargrove.

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU To Kick Off 2019 At The Playhouse At Allenberry! Photo IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU To Kick Off 2019 At The Playhouse At Allenberry!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Keystone Theatrics is excited to announce casting for the hysterical musical comedy, It Shoulda Been You! In this hilarious and heartwarming new musical, it's a culture clash for the ages when two families from wildly different backgrounds come together to celebrate a wedding.  As if the union wasn't complicated enough, the bride's ex-boyfriend arrives, bringing the wedding to a screeching halt and throwing both families into hysterical chaos.

The Studio Theatre Mounts IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Photo The Studio Theatre Mounts IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

In January, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will open the third production of its third season with the musical It Shoulda Been You; Music by Barbara Anselmi, and Book & Lyrics by Brian Hargrove.

Hocking, Carnahan, & Hall Star In Special IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU One-Night-Only Weatherv Photo Hocking, Carnahan, & Hall Star In Special IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU One-Night-Only Weathervane Alumni Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2018

The Weathervane Alumni Association invites you to attend a special concert benefit performance of the 2015 Broadway musical, It Shoulda Been You. The concert will star Weathervane alumni Leah Hocking (Mamma Mia, All Shook Up, Billy Elliott), Kirsti Carnahan (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Baby), Laura Hall (Wonderland), as well as Monica Rosenblatt in the role of Jenny Steinberg. The one-night-only benefit will raise funds for the Weathervane Alumni Association, whose mission is dedicated to enlarging creative and financial support for the Weathervane Theatre. The event will take place on Sunday, August 12 at 2:00pm at the Weathervane Theatre (389 Lancaster Road, Whitefield, NH 03598).

BWW FEATURE: Local Artists Announce Kickstarter Campaign for THROUGH THE WREN Photo BWW FEATURE: Local Artists Announce Kickstarter Campaign for THROUGH THE WREN
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 24, 2018

New York based artists Melody Rodriguez and Jake Ruhl have announced a Kickstarter campaign for Through the Wren, a new immersive theatre experience where 12 guests journey in and out of parallel world set in a mid-1840's Gothic Romance Fairytale.

BWW Review: Mad Theatre of Tampa Presents a Blissful IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at the Shimb Photo BWW Review: Mad Theatre of Tampa Presents a Blissful IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - Jul 23, 2018

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, the joyous wedding day musical presented by Mad Theatre of Tampa, doesn't have a bad thought in its head. At times we wonder if it has any thought in its head, but rest assured, any thoughts it does have are good. The show contains some of the most mindless fun I've had at any musical of late; it's a guaranteed good time. Imagine the tickle of champagne bubbles in your nose, and that's the feeling you get while watching it. Giddy, goofy elation.

BWW Review: Theatre in the Park's Funny IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Rides on the Coattails of Photo BWW Review: Theatre in the Park's Funny IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Rides on the Coattails of Standout Comedic Performances
by Lauren Van Hemert - Jun 16, 2018

You are cordially invited to Theatre in the Park (TIP) for the wedding of Brian Howard and Rebecca Steinberg.  But before you pop the cork on that bottle of champagne, or dance the Hora, the bride and groom might have something to share. IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU opened on Broadway in 2015, after a 2011 run at The George Street Theater Playhouse in New Jersey, where it was the highest-grossing production in the theater's 40-year history. And that's because although the musical rom-com is somewhat hokey and formulaic, it is also very funny. TIP's cast effortlessly sing their way through Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove's catchy and cheery score. But it's the standout comedic performances that make TIP's production work. Ultimately, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU is about family and the craziness that ensues when you bring two families from different backgrounds together through wedded bliss. And judging by the glowing response of the audience opening night, TIP's walk down the aisle is sure to be the social event of its season.

The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol Announces Third Season Line Up Photo The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol Announces Third Season Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

At some point in all of our lives we have felt like an outsider, like no one will ever accept us for who we are. We have all experienced that constant struggle between conforming to societal norms and the desire to fully express oneself. This year at The Studio Theatre we will look closely at all the wonderful things that make us different. But I hope that what we'll find is that those differences are the very things that bind us all together as human beings. We have selected four stories that share a common theme of searching for your true individuality. These stories will delve deeply into the experiences of those who feel that who they truly are will not be accepted by society. In Season Three we are having a party, a party of differences. Announcing The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol's Third Season: "Individuality: Celebrate the Difference."-Whitney Morse, Artistic Director

WOMEN OF THE WINGS: A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS VOLUME II Announc Photo WOMEN OF THE WINGS: A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS VOLUME II Announced at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

After a sold out debut, this second edition of Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers returns to Feinstein's/54 Below on March 2, 2018 to celebrate female musical theatre writers! 

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