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Broadway: On A Clear Day, You Can See Forever and Sweeney Todd. National Tour: Sweeney Todd (The Beadle). Regional: Sunset Boulevard (Joe Gillis) at the Pioneer Theatre; Marry Me a Little at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; You Can’t Take It With You (Tony Kirby) at the Repertory Theatre of ... (read more)
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Broadway: On A Clear Day, You Can See Forever and Sweeney Todd. National Tour: Sweeney Todd (The Beadle). Regional: Sunset Boulevard (Joe Gillis) at the Pioneer Theatre; Marry Me a Little at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; You Can’t Take It With You (Tony Kirby) at the Repertory Theatre of ... (read more)
Photo Coverage: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON Opens at The York Theatre Photo Coverage: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON Opens at The York Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 6, 2019

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Photo Flash: First Look at ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON at the York Theatre Company Photo Flash: First Look at ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON at the York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2019

The York Theatre Company presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Directed and conceived by Tony Award winner Gerard Alessandrini, the famed creator of Forbidden Broadway (the longest-running revue in Off-Broadway history) and the smash spoof Spamilton, the production has choreography by Gerry McIntyre (York's Hallelujah, Baby!) and music direction by Greg Jarrett (Pacific Overtures). The five-member cast features Benjamin Eakeley (She Loves Me), Jovan E'Sean (The Secret Life of Bees), Alex Getlin (Slay It With Music), Justin Keyes (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), and Mamie Parris (School of Rock). (more...)

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON Begins Performances Tonight ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, presents the Off-Broadway premiere production of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast of ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast of ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 25, 2019

Join The York for the Off-Broadway premiere of Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston, an unforgettable evening in the theater featuring a collection of songs from the two-time Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist. The genius of Yeston's songs -- intricate yet emotional, cerebral yet romantic, clever yet unendingly melodic -- is coupled with an outstanding cast (to be announced soon!) for a memorable evening showcasing the myriad sides of the writer's repertoire. Showstoppers from Nine, Grand Hotel, Titanic, Phantom, and Death Takes a Holiday intertwine with premieres of new songs from the Yeston songbook to show off his immense breadth of style -- from the hilarious to the deeply moving. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Creatives of ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Creatives of ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

The York Theatre Company presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Directed and conceived by Tony Award winner Gerard Alessandrini, the famed creator of Forbidden Broadway (the longest-running revue in Off-Broadway history) and the smash spoof Spamilton, the production will have choreography by Gerry McIntyre (York's Hallelujah, Baby!) and music direction by Greg Jarrett (Pacific Overtures). The five-member cast features Benjamin Eakeley (She Loves Me), Jovan E'Sean (The Secret Life of Bees), Alex Getlin (Slay It With Music), Justin Keyes (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), and Mamie Parris (School of Rock). (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced for ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON Cast and Creative Announced for ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, announces the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere production of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Performances begin Tuesday, November 26, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 29, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5 at 6:45 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RAINMAKER at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ is a Beautiful and Enthralling Play BWW Review: THE RAINMAKER at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ is a Beautiful and Enthralling Play
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 6, 2019

'The Rainmaker,' a deeply touching play, is being performed through August 18 on the Mainstage of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ). Written by N. Richard Nash, the show is brilliantly directed by the Theatre's Artistic Director, Bonnie J. Monte. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents THE RAINMAKER Photo Flash: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents THE RAINMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 57th season, entitled Incredible Journeys, with N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker. Directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, this compelling story of love and hope has captivated audiences since it hit the stage in 1954. Patrons can purchase tickets at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre Box Office located at 36 Madison Avenue in Madison, by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. Performances begin on July 31. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey Presents THE RAINMAKER By N. Richard Nash The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey Presents THE RAINMAKER By N. Richard Nash
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) continues its 57th season, entitled Incredible Journeys, with N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker. Directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, this compelling story of love and hope has captivated audiences since it hit the stage in 1954. Patrons can purchase tickets at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre Box Office located at 36 Madison Avenue in Madison, by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. Performances begin on July 31. (more...)

Kate Shindle Among Lineup for Post-Show Talkbacks with CSC Kate Shindle Among Lineup for Post-Show Talkbacks with CSC
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

Classic Stage Company announces two events in conjunction with Tony Award-winner John Doyle's production of Marc Blitzstein's 1937 play in music The Cradle Will Rock. On May 14, legendary former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, author of the forthcoming Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor (Alfred A. Knopf, August 2019),and Kate Shindle, president of Actors' Equity Association, will discuss the history and current state of labor and union movements in relation to Cradle's timely and timeless themes.  (more...)

CSC Announces Post-Show Events For THE CRADLE WILL ROCK CSC Announces Post-Show Events For THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

Classic Stage Company announces two exciting and illuminating events in conjunction with Tony Award-winner John Doyle's production of Marc Blitzstein's 1937 play in music The Cradle Will Rock. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Say About THE CRADLE WILL ROCK? Review Roundup: What Did Critics Say About THE CRADLE WILL ROCK?
by Review Roundups - Apr 4, 2019

Classic Stage Company presents Marc Blitzstein's allegorical play in music The Cradle Will Rock, directed by John Doyle, March 21 - May 19, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Dynamic Tony Yazbeck, Steely David Garrison Lead CSC's Revival of Marc Blitzstein's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK BWW Review: Dynamic Tony Yazbeck, Steely David Garrison Lead CSC's Revival of Marc Blitzstein's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Michael Dale - Apr 4, 2019

In June of 1937, the United States government padlocked New York's Maxine Elliot Theatre and sent security guards to prevent the performance of a new musical, but the unknown leading lady Olive Stanton courageously fought her fears and led an act of defiance that made headlines the morning after opening night. (more...)

CSC's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Announces Rush Ticket Policy For Union Members CSC's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Announces Rush Ticket Policy For Union Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

In the spirit of Classic Stage Company's new production of The Cradle Will Rock, Marc Blitzstein's historic pro-labor American play in music (March 21 - May 19), CSC is implementing a policy through which members of any union will receive $25 rush tickets to the show. In order to redeem these tickets, patrons must show their union ID at the box office the day of the performance they would like to attend, pending availability. This will be in addition to CSC's regular and student rush policies. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck to Lead John Doyle's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK At Classic Stage Company Tony Yazbeck to Lead John Doyle's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK At Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Classic Stage Company presents Marc Blitzstein's allegorical play in music The Cradle Will Rock, directed by John Doyle, March 21 - May 19, 2019. A Depression-era indictment of rampant capitalism told almost entirely in song, The Cradle Will Rock maintains a twinkle in its eye while bearing sharp fangs. The 1937 premiere of this story of American class tensions-directed by Orson Welles-was famously shut down on the eve of opening night by federal authorities over so-called 'budget cuts,' commonly considered a thin veil for fears of the play's pro-labor stance. The artists involved rebelliously circumvented its cancellation, making for one of the most memorable stories in 20th century theater history. While Blitzstein's libretto is very much a product of its own 1930s political context, The Cradle Will Rock pulses with immediacy in an era of expanding economic inequality and policy for purchase. CSC's 2018-2019 season began with The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bertolt Brecht's allegory about the rise of fascism via a charismatic tyrant; this spring, it closes with an all-American Brecht-and-Weill-inspired work, which carries a message of defiance built into its very title. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert Play Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Coverage: Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert Play Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 8, 2018

Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert brought their dynamic and original new show, All The Girls, to Feinstein's/54 Below last night, September 7. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Benjamin Eakeley Returns to 54 Below Photo Coverage: Benjamin Eakeley Returns to 54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 15, 2018

Benjamin Eakeley brought Broadway Swinger, Vol. 2: All Of Me to Feinstein's/54 Below last night! (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, PRONOUN SHOWDOWN and More Take the Stage at 54 Below Next Week Bebe Neuwirth, PRONOUN SHOWDOWN and More Take the Stage at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

BWW Review: TITUS ANDRONICUS at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ is an Epic Tale of Treachery and Revenge BWW Review: TITUS ANDRONICUS at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ is an Epic Tale of Treachery and Revenge
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 23, 2018

William Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus' is now being presented at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey through August 5th. With the creative and clever direction by Brian Crowe and a stellar cast, this story of murder and mayhem will keep you captivated. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents TITUS ANDRONICUS Photo Flash: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents TITUS ANDRONICUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 56th season with its second Main Stage production, Titus Andronicus. Resident Director Brian B. Crowe will helm this rarely produced Shakespearean tragedy. (more...)

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