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PRISON DANCER Wins Three NYMF Awards
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 30, 2012

Filipino musical creators Romeo Candido and Carmen de Jesus' PRISON DANCER, a new musical loosely based on the five-year-old viral video featuring the dancing inmates of Cebu, Philippines' Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, won Excellence in Choreography for its director and choreographer, Jenn Rapp; Outstanding Ensemble Performance for its all-Filipino cast led by Broadway actors Jose Llana, Catherine Ricafort, and Albert Guerzon; and Outstanding Individual Performance for Filipino Canadian actor Jeigh Madjus, who plays Lola, a cross-dresser who teaches his fellow convicts how to dance, at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Awards for Excellence ceremony held last night at Hudson Terrace.

New York Musical Theatre Festival Presents PRISON DANCER, 6/20 - 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL (NYMF) and PRISON DANCER LIVE, LLC. is pleased to announce Romeo Candido and Carmen De Jesus' PRISON DANCER, music supervised by Alexander Rovang, and directed by Jenn Rapp. PRISON DANCER will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036). Performances begin Friday, Jul 20th, 2012 at 8:00 pm and continue through Saturday, Jul 28th, 2012 at 9:00 pm. Press are invited Sunday, Jul 22nd, 2012 at 3:00 pm and any subsequent performance.

BWW Reviews: Less is More for NYMF’s PRISON DANCER
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 27, 2012

One of New York Musical Theatre Festival's fastest-selling shows, PRISON DANCER, an original screenplay turned into a web series turned into a stage musical by Romeo Candido (music, lyrics, and book) and Carmen de Jesus (book), veers away from the hugeness of its viral hit inspiration - a video uploaded to YouTube in 2007 that boasts around 1,500 male inmates of Cebu, Philippines' Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center dancing in sync with Michael Jackson's "Thriller" - by using its two-hour storytelling to explore more about the personal lives of a handful, fictitious prisoners instead, interspersed with a lively dose of Filipino cultural and religious quirks, and with a heavy R&B/club-ish score not often used for a musical.

BWW Reviews: Less is More for NYMF’s PRISON DANCER
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 26, 2012

One of New York Musical Theatre Festival's fastest-selling shows, PRISON DANCER, an original screenplay turned into a web series turned into a stage musical by Romeo Candido (music, lyrics, and book) and Carmen de Jesus (book), veers away from the hugeness of its viral hit inspiration - a video uploaded to YouTube in 2007 that boasts around 1,500 male inmates of Cebu, Philippines' Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center dancing in sync with Michael Jackson's "Thriller" - by using its two-hour storytelling to explore more about the personal lives of a handful, fictitious prisoners instead, interspersed with a lively dose of Filipino cultural and religious quirks, and with a heavy R&B/club-ish score not often used for a musical.

NYMF's PRISON DANCER Begins Performances Tonight, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL (NYMF) and PRISON DANCER LIVE, LLC. presents Romeo Candido and Carmen De Jesus' PRISON DANCER, music supervised by Alexander Rovang, and directed by Jenn Rapp. PRISON DANCER plays a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036). Performances begin tonight, Jul 20th, 2012 at 8:00 pm and continue through Saturday, Jul 28th, 2012 at 9:00 pm. Press are invited Sunday, Jul 22nd, 2012 at 3:00 pm and any subsequent performance.

New York Musical Theatre Festival Presents PRISON DANCER, 6/20 - 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL (NYMF) and PRISON DANCER LIVE, LLC. is pleased to announce Romeo Candido and Carmen De Jesus' PRISON DANCER, music supervised by Alexander Rovang, and directed by Jenn Rapp. PRISON DANCER will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036). Performances begin Friday, Jul 20th, 2012 at 8:00 pm and continue through Saturday, Jul 28th, 2012 at 9:00 pm. Press are invited Sunday, Jul 22nd, 2012 at 3:00 pm and any subsequent performance.

Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park Presents ALWAYS … PATSY CLINE 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2012

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will continue its Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre season with the heartfelt, toe-tapping tribute to musical legend Patsy Cline. A sold out-hit at the Playhouse in 2000 and 2003, ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE begins previews in the Playhouse's Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre November 19, 2011 and continues through January 22, 2012.

Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park Presents ALWAYS … PATSY CLINE 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2011

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will continue its Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre season with the heartfelt, toe-tapping tribute to musical legend Patsy Cline. A sold out-hit at the Playhouse in 2000 and 2003, ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE begins previews in the Playhouse's Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre November 19, 2011 and continues through January 22, 2012.

Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park Presents ALWAYS … PATSY CLINE 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2011

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will continue its Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre season with the heartfelt, toe-tapping tribute to musical legend Patsy Cline. A sold out-hit at the Playhouse in 2000 and 2003, ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE begins previews in the Playhouse's Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre November 19, 2011 and continues through January 22, 2012.

NYMF Presents Outlaws: The Ballad of Billy The Kid 9/26-10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2011

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents Outlaws: The Ballad of Billy the Kid a world premiere rock musical by Perry Liu, Joe Calarco and Alastair William King.

NYMF Presents Outlaws: The Ballad of Billy The Kid 9/26-10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2011

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents Outlaws: The Ballad of Billy the Kid a world premiere rock musical by Perry Liu, Joe Calarco and Alastair William King.

Photo Coverage: 26th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards: Arrivals
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 2, 2011

Last night, the 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out to recipients in 14 categories and 3 special awards. This year's ceremony will benefit The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the special night including the red carpet arrivals.

Photo Coverage: 26th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards: Winners, Presenters and Performers
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 2, 2011

Last night, the 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out to recipients in 14 categories and 3 special awards. This year's ceremony will benefit The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the special night including the winners, presenters and performers.

CHAD DEITY, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON & More Win Big at Lortel Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2011

This evening, the 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out to recipients in 14 categories and 3 special awards. This year's ceremony will benefit The Actors Fund. A full list of recipients follows below.

Samantha Bee & Zach Braff Co-Host 26th Annual Lortel Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

Nominations in 14 categories and 3 special awards were announced today by the Off-Broadway League for the 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway.

Mantello, BLOODY BLOODY, STARCATCHER & More Earn 2011 Lortel Award Noms; Full List Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

Nominations in 14 categories and 3 special awards were announced today by the Off-Broadway League for the 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. This year's ceremony will benefit The Actors Fund. A list of nominees follows below.

Photo Coverage: WHEN I COME TO DIE Opens at LCT
by Monica Simoes - Feb 11, 2011

LCT3's production of WHEN I COME TO DIE, a new play by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Thomas Kail, opens Thursday (February 10) at 6:45 pm at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET® project, (229 W. 42 Street). LCT3 is Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences. WHEN I COME TO DIE is the second of three LCT3 productions during its 2010-2011 season.

LCT3 Theater Presents WHEN I COME TO DIE, Opens 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

LCT3's production of WHEN I COME TO DIE, a new play by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Thomas Kail, opens Thursday (February 10) at 6:45 pm at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET® project, (229 W. 42 Street).

Photo Flash: LCT3 Presents WHEN I COME TO DIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

LCT3's production of WHEN I COME TO DIE, a new play by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Thomas Kail, opens on Thursday, February 10 at 6:45 pm at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET® project, (229 W. 42 Street).

Thomas Kail-Helmed WHEN I COME TO DIE Begins Previews at LCT, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2011

Previews begin Monday, January 31st at 8pm, for the LCT3 production of WHEN I COME TO DIE, a new play by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Thomas Kail. The second of LCT3's three productions during the 2010-2011 season. LCT3 is Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences. WHEN I COME TO DIE is the second of three LCT3 productions during its 2010-2011 season. Opening night is Thursday, February 10 at 6:45 pm at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET® project, (229 W. 42 Street).

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