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by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020

Composer and Lyricist Bill Solly Dies at 89 Photo Composer and Lyricist Bill Solly Dies at 89
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2020

Bill Solly, accomplished composer, lyricist and author peacefully passed away in his home Wednesday, April 8th. Born in 1931 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Solly graduated from McMaster University in 1953 and pioneered the musical theatre division at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Alberta. Living in England for fifteen years, he wrote for many colorful celebrities and had five productions in the West End.

Six Women Tackle KING LEAR in New Bedlam Theatre Bristol Riverside Production Photo Six Women Tackle KING LEAR in New Bedlam Theatre Bristol Riverside Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 33rd anniversary season by partnering with the renowned Bedlam Theatre, out of New York City, to present a modern look at a classic Shakespearean tragedy. Bedlam has a reputation for new, fresh, active environment storytelling that creates a kinetic experience of shared empathy. Lead by Bedlam's Artistic Director Eric Tucker, Bedlam brings its six-woman interpretation of William Shakespeare's King Lear to the Philadelphia region and Bucks County. This exciting collaboration represents the first time Bristol Riverside Theatre has presented another theatre company on its stage.

SOLLY'S FOLLIES Comes to Don't Tell Mama Photo SOLLY'S FOLLIES Comes to Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2019

SOLLY'S FOLLIES is coming to Don't Tell Mama Monday February 4th for a guaranteed good time! Solly's Follies is an original musical revue featuring the songs of Bill Solly, the author/composer/lyricist of the musicals Boy Meets Boy, The Great American Backstage Musical, and many others among his 70 year span in the musical theatre industry.

The New York Innovation Theatre Foundation Announces The Recipients Of The 2018 IT Aw Photo The New York Innovation Theatre Foundation Announces The Recipients Of The 2018 IT Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

On Monday, September 24, 2018 Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 14 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, presented 26 awards and four honorary awards for outstanding achievement in theatre at the 14th Annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony, at Centennial Memorial Theatre (120 West 14th Street, NYC). If you were unable to attend, watch a replay online at www.nyitawards.com/live.

Host Of Monday's Innovative Theatre Awards Announced Photo Host Of Monday's Innovative Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Celebrate Off-Off Broadway with the Innovative Theatre Foundation, by joining them when they present the 2018 New York Innovative Theatre Awards on Monday, September 24, 2018. The ceremony will take place at the Centennial Memorial Theatre at 120 West 14th Street, NYC. Tickets to the ceremony are $29 each and can be purchased at www.nyitawards.com/shop.

Photo Flash: TOSOS Celebrates Upcoming Season with Benefit at Norwood Club Photo Photo Flash: TOSOS Celebrates Upcoming Season with Benefit at Norwood Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

TOSOS (The Other Side of Silence), New York City's Oldest LGBTQ Theatre celebrated their upcoming 2017-2018 season with a benefit at The Norwood Club in Chelsea, on September 14. Check out photos from the evening below!

MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album is Out Now!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The cast album for Chip Deffaa's hit gay musical, 'Mad About the Boy,' which broke box-office records at New York's historic 13th Street Repertory Theater, is out now. 

MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album Announces April 28th Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

The original cast album for Chip Deffaa's trailblazing gay musical, 'Mad About the Boy,' which broke box-office records at New York's venerable 13th Street Theater, will be released April 28th.  The CD can be pre-ordered now from such sites as Amazon.com and CDBaby.com; digital downloads are available from iTunes, starting today. 

13th Street Rep to Launch Celebration of Founder Edith O'Hara's 100th Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

New York's venerable 13th Street Repertory Company is the only theater company in the world headed by a centenarian.

13th Street Rep to Launch Celebration of Founder Edith O'Hara's 100th Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

New York's venerable 13th Street Repertory Company is the only theater company in the world headed by a centenarian.

THEATER BOYS Being Recorded for Three Projects
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Audiences attending the musical comedy 'Theater Boys' at the 13th Street Repertory Theater might notice a camera or two--or three!--filming this week. Brian Gari is shooting an archival video of the entire two-hour show; Sam Donnenberg continues on-location shooting for his documentary about the making of the show, 'For the Theater'; and award-winning independent filmmaker Max Galassi, from Newtown, Connecticut, will be shooting a short film in connection with the show.

Playwright Chip Deffaa to Have Four NYC Runs This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Most playwrights would be happy to have one script of theirs produced in New York in a year. "Theater Boys"--which opens tomorrow, September 21st at the 13th Street Repertory Theater--is the third show by ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa to open this year.

THEATER BOYS to Offer Talkbacks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will offer talkbacks--in which audience members can ask any questions they like of the actors, playwright, and choreographers-after select performances of ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy, "Theater Boys." The show-about actors auditioning for a gay musical--opens Sunday, September 21st. Talkbacks will held after the following performances: Sunday, September 21st at 3 p.m; Thursday, September 25th at 7 pm; Sunday, September 28th at 3 p.m.; Thursday, October 2nd at 7 pm; Sunday, October 5th at 3 p.m.; Thursday, Oct 9th at 7 pm; Sunday, October 12th at 3 p.m; Thursday October 16th at 7 p.m.; Thursday, October 23rd at 7 pm; Sunday, October 26th at 3 pm.

BOY MEETS BOY to Open Pandora Productions' 2013-14 Season, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Pandora Productions opens its 2013-14 season on Thursday, September 12, with Boy Meets Boy, a high spirited musical homage to the romantic screwball comedies of the '30s. This story of love triangles, mistaken identities and fast-moving intrigue is set in London during the abdication of King Edward VIII for the notorious Mrs. Simpson. Reporter Casey O' Brien learns of preening groom Clarence who's been jilted at the altar by the mysterious 'English Rose' and becomes obsessed with finding this charming and good looking stranger but instead ends up with a very big surprise.

NAKED BOYS SINGING, MARRY ME A LITTE & More Set for Pandora Productions' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Pandora Productions kicks off its 2013-14 season in just nine days with Naked Boys Singing!, the needs-no-explanation (but we will: audiences are gonna LOVE IT) musical originally slated for Pandora's '12-'13 season but postponed due to casting issues. But that didn't dissuade us from making this most requested of all time production - a celebration of the male body yet much, much more - happen as the hottest kickoff ever to start the season.

Jermyn Street Theatre Presents BOY MEETS BOY, Nov 21-Dec 20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

Jermyn Street Theatre presents BOY MEETS BOY, a musical comedy with Music and Lyrics by Bill Solly and Book by Bill Solly and Donald Ward. The show will be directed by Gene David Kirk with musical director Stefan Bednarczyk, choreographer Lee Proud, designer Cherry Truluck and lighting designer Phil Hewitt. BOY MEETS BOY will play 21st November to 20th December with Press Night set for Tuesday, 27 November 2012 at 7.30pm.

Photo Flash: First Look at BOY MEETS BOY at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

Jermyn Street Theatre presents A UK Premiere of BOY MEETS BOY, A Musical Comedy, with Book by Bill Solly and Donald Ward; Music and lyrics by Bill Solly; Directed by Gene David Kirk; Musical Director, Stefan Bednarczyk; Choreographer, Lee Proud; Designer, Alice Walkling; and Lighting & Sound Design Phil Hewitt. Check out photos from the production inside!

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/15/2012
by - Dec 15, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/15/2012.

Photo Flash: First Look at BOY MEETS BOY at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2012

Jermyn Street Theatre presents A UK Premiere of BOY MEETS BOY, A Musical Comedy, with Book by Bill Solly and Donald Ward; Music and lyrics by Bill Solly; Directed by Gene David Kirk; Musical Director, Stefan Bednarczyk; Choreographer, Lee Proud; Designer, Alice Walkling; and Lighting & Sound Design Phil Hewitt. Check out photos from the production inside!

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