Additional Playwrights Join Power Plays Initiative At Arena StageAdditional Playwrights Join Power Plays Initiative At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces three additional commissioned playwrights as a part of Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from a diverse mix of writers, composers and lyricists over the course of 10 years. Playwrights Kia Corthron, Idris Goodwin and Octavio Solis join previously commissioned playwrights with projects underway, including Aaron Posner, whose Power Play JQA, an inquisitive and provocative look at America's sixth president, enjoys its world premiere in Arena's Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle March 1 through April 14, 2019. (more...)

Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of Rodrigo Nogueira's REAL at The TankCast Announced For The World Premiere Of Rodrigo Nogueira's REAL at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

The Tank will present the World Premiere of Real, written by Rodrigo Nogueira (The Ideal Obituary at The Tank) and directed by Erin Ortman (One Thousand Nights and One Day with Prospect Theater Company) in the 99-seat theater at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), January 3-20, 2019. (more...)

Rodrigo Nogueira's REAL To Premiere At The TankRodrigo Nogueira's REAL To Premiere At The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The Tank will present the World Premiere of Real, written by Rodrigo Nogueira (The Ideal Obituary at The Tank) and directed by Erin Ortman (One Thousand Nights and One Day with Prospect Theater Company) in the 99-seat theater at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), January 3-20, 2019. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Sally Mayes and More to Star in Georgia Stitt, Bob Banghart and John Strand's SNOW CHILD in ConcertKate Baldwin, Sally Mayes and More to Star in Georgia Stitt, Bob Banghart and John Strand's SNOW CHILD in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Eowyn Ivey's debut novel The Snow Child is reborn as a magical new musical featuring a score that combines Alaskan string-band traditions and contemporary musical theater. On November 17t, SubCulture will present the show in a concert adaptation featuring KATE BALDWIN, MATT BOGART, FINA STRAZZA, GERARD CANONICO, SALLY MAYES and WILLIAM PARRY. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bob Banghart and Georgia StittBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt
by Elliot Lanes - May 14, 2018

Today's subjects Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt are currently living their theatre lives as the composers (Banghert and Stitt) and lyricist (Stitt) of what I consider to be one of the best new musicals I've seen in a good long while. I am referring to the Alaska-based world premiere musical Snow Child, now running through May 20th at Arena Stage. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More!
by BWW Special - May 11, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! (more...)

BWW Review: SNOW CHILD at Arena Stage - A Magical Delight of a MusicalBWW Review: SNOW CHILD at Arena Stage - A Magical Delight of a Musical
by Charles Shubow - May 8, 2018

It is always exciting when you sit in a theater to see the world premiere of a new musical. The Arena Stage's Kreeger Theater was a buzz in anticipation of SNOW CHILD which is a co-production with Alaska's Perseverance Theatre. Why Perseverance? Well, Arena Stage's Artistic Director Molly Smith actually grew up in Alaska, returned there after schooling and founded the Perseverance Theatre in Juneau. She served as Artistic Director there for 19 years before coming to Arena Stage. Four years ago, Smith and Perseverance Artistic Director Art Rotch discussed the idea for an adaptation for SNOW CHILD. (more...)

BWW Review:  The Hauntingly Beautiful Musical SNOW CHILD Premieres at Arena StageBWW Review: The Hauntingly Beautiful Musical SNOW CHILD Premieres at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 28, 2018

While the musical is not quite perfect, it's the strongest one I've seen this season in the DC area. I hope it has a future life beyond the production in Juneau later this year. It deserves it. (more...)

Photo Flash: SNOW CHILD Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: SNOW CHILD Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. The show recently celebrated opening night, view the photos below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt BogartBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 20, 2018

I like, many musical theatre nerds get excited every time a world premiere musical comes to town. Arena Stage is providing that fix right now with an Alaskan-rooted premiere of Snow Child. Today's subjects Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart are currently living their theatre lives as the leads in this production, which runs through May 20, 2018. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart Rehearse 'The Perfect Snow' from SNOW CHILDBWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart Rehearse 'The Perfect Snow' from SNOW CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Watch stars Matt Bogart and Christiane Noll perform the song 'The Perfect Snow' below! (more...)

BWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Grateful' From the World Premiere of SNOW CHILDBWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Grateful' From the World Premiere of SNOW CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is now hosting the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Watch the video below for a preview of the song 'Grateful'! (more...)

BWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Things That Are True' From SNOW CHILDBWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Things That Are True' From SNOW CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2018

Arena Stage is currently preparing to present the world-premiere musical Snow Child. Infused with a score that combines Alaskan string band-traditions with contemporary musical theater, Snow Child follows a couple rebuilding their lives in the Alaskan wilderness when they meet a magical and mysterious snow child who transforms them. Listen to cast member Natalie Toro sing 'Things That Are True' below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's SNOW CHILDPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's SNOW CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full cast and creative team for the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Infused with a score that combines Alaskan string band-traditions with contemporary musical theater, Snow Child follows a couple rebuilding their lives in the Alaskan wilderness when they meet a magical and mysterious snow child who transforms them. (more...)

Amber Gray, Christiane Noll and More to Sing New Works by Women at The TimesCenterAmber Gray, Christiane Noll and More to Sing New Works by Women at The TimesCenter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Lyricist, bookwriter, and Broadway performer Jill Abramovitz and Tony-nominated actor Anika Larsen (Beautiful) will co-host Prospect Theater Company's upcoming Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase: a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers.  This special one night event will be presented on March 10, 2018 at 8pm at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st, NYC). (more...)

Matt Bogart, Christiane Noll, and More Lead Cast of SNOW CHILDMatt Bogart, Christiane Noll, and More Lead Cast of SNOW CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full cast and creative team for the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Infused with a score that combines Alaskan string band-traditions with contemporary musical theater, Snow Child follows a couple rebuilding their lives in the Alaskan wilderness when they meet a magical and mysterious snow child who transforms them. (more...)

Jill Abramovitz and Anika Larsen Host Prospect's 'Good to Go' ConcertJill Abramovitz and Anika Larsen Host Prospect's 'Good to Go' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Lyricist, bookwriter, and Broadway performer Jill Abramovitz and Tony-nominated actor Anika Larsen (Beautiful) will co-host Prospect Theater Company's upcoming Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase: a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers.  This special one night event will be presented on March 10, 2018 at 8pm at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st, NYC). (more...)

Announcing Perseverance Theatre's 40th Season!Announcing Perseverance Theatre's 40th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Perseverance Theatre is pleased to announce its 40th season, filled with classics, comedies, a classic musical, and exciting new work by and for Alaskans. This season brings characters from a wide range of backgrounds and places. Journey with us from the arctic in Whale Song to New York City in Guys and Dolls, to New England in Our Town, and London in A Christmas Carol (Anchorage), with stops in a contemporary high school in Teenage Dick, a research expedition into the Northwest Passage in Franklin, and 19th century Germany in Steve Martin's hilarious adaptation, The Underpants (Juneau). Subscriptions are now available to the full season at ptalaska.org. (more...)

Prospect And Good To Go Showcase Seven New Musicals By WomenProspect And Good To Go Showcase Seven New Musicals By Women
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The Alaskan wilderness, the architecture of Barcelona, and a small village in Ghana are among the diverse worlds explored in Prospect Theater Company's upcoming Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase: a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers. The third annual concert event will be presented on March 10, 2018 at 8pm at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st, NYC). (more...)

Arena Stage Announces New Playwrights to Join Power Plays InitiativeArena Stage Announces New Playwrights to Join Power Plays Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces four additional commissioned playwrights as a part of Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from 25 writers over the course of 10 years. Playwrights Kenneth Lin, Craig Lucas, Eduardo Machadoand Theresa Rebeck join previously announced commissioned playwrights with projects underway, including Nathan Alan Davis, Eve Ensler, Aaron Posner, Sarah Ruhl and John Strand. (more...)

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