THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION is Now Available DigitallyTHE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION is Now Available Digitally
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS have announced that the first three premiere albums of The Michael Friedman Collection, will be available for streaming and download today, Friday, October 18. The Great Immensity, The Abominables, and This Beautiful City are all written (or co-written) and directed by Steve Cosson and feature music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Track from Michael Friedman's THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY AlbumBWW Exclusive: Listen to Track from Michael Friedman's THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS will release the first three premiere albums of The Michael Friedman Collection- available for streaming and download on Friday, October 18. The Great Immensity, The Abominables, and This Beautiful City are all written (or co-written) and directed by Steve Cosson and feature music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. This extraordinary long-term project will eventually comprise the premiere recordings of nine musicals from the beloved late Obie Award-winning songwriter Michael Friedman. The albums will be available at www.ghostlightrecords.com/michaelfriedman.html. (more...)

Second Stage Extends MAKE BELIEVE One WeekSecond Stage Extends MAKE BELIEVE One Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019

Due to extremely strong ticket demand, Second Stage Theater will extend its acclaimed production of Bess Wohl's new play, MAKE BELIEVE, by one week, now running through Sunday, September 22nd. (more...)

BWW Review: Therapy is Child's Play in Bess Wohl's Engrossing Drama MAKE BELIEVEBWW Review: Therapy is Child's Play in Bess Wohl's Engrossing Drama MAKE BELIEVE
by Michael Dale - Aug 16, 2019

One of the tightest ensembles of actors you're apt to see applying their craft on a New York stage these days is the quartet of youngsters portraying siblings aged 5-12 in Bess Wohl's engrossing drama of childhood memories, Make Believe. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theater Celebrates Opening Night of MAKE BELIEVEPhoto Coverage: Second Stage Theater Celebrates Opening Night of MAKE BELIEVE
by Linda Lenzi - Aug 16, 2019

Second Stage Theater is currently presenting the New York premiere of Make Believe. Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Michael Greif, Make Believe will feature Kim Fischer, Susannah Flood, Ryan Foust, Harrison Fox, Maren Heary, Casey Hilton, Brad Heberlee, and Samantha Mathis. (more...)

Review Roundup: Bess Wohl's MAKE BELIEVE Opens At Second Stage- Read The Reviews!Review Roundup: Bess Wohl's MAKE BELIEVE Opens At Second Stage- Read The Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Aug 15, 2019

Second Stage Theater presents the New York premiere of Make Believe. Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Michael Greif. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast and Creatives of Second Stage's MAKE BELIEVEPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast and Creatives of Second Stage's MAKE BELIEVE
by Walter McBride - Jul 24, 2019

Second Stage Theater will soon present the New York premiere of MAKE BELIEVE. Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Michael Greif, MAKE BELIEVE will feature Kim Fischer, Susannah Flood, Ryan Foust, HARRISON FOX, MAREN HEARY, Brad Heberlee, and Samantha Mathis.The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out photos from the big day! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Second Stage's MAKE BELIEVEFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Second Stage's MAKE BELIEVE
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2019

Second Stage Theater will soon present the New York premiere of MAKE BELIEVE. Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Michael Greif, MAKE BELIEVE will feature Kim Fischer, Susannah Flood, Ryan Foust, HARRISON FOX, MAREN HEARY, Brad Heberlee, and Samantha Mathis.  (more...)

Susannah Flood, Samantha Mathis and More to Star in MAKE BELIEVESusannah Flood, Samantha Mathis and More to Star in MAKE BELIEVE
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the New York premiere of MAKE BELIEVE. Written by BESS WOHL and directed by MICHAEL GREIF, MAKE BELIEVE will feature KIM FISCHER, SUSANNAH FLOOD, RYAN FOUST, HARRISON FOX, MAREN HEARY, BRAD HEBERLEE, and SAMANTHA MATHIS. Complete casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIE Extends to May 11MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIE Extends to May 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

Due to popular demand and critical acclaim, Ars Nova extends the world premiere of Mrs. Murray's Menagerie to May 11. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie opened on kicks-off Ars Nova at Greenwich House and marks The Mad Ones' first production since their critically acclaimed play Miles For Mary. The production, created by The Mad Ones and Phillip James Brannon, Brad Heberlee, Carmen M. Herlihy and January LaVoy, opened on April 8. (more...)

2 VIP Tickets to The Mad Ones, MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIE, with a Backstage Meet & Greet, in NYC2 VIP Tickets to The Mad Ones, MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIE, with a Backstage Meet & Greet, in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Bid to win a pair of VIP tickets to The Mad Ones, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie, directed by Lila Neugebauer! This includes excellent reserved seats and a backstage meet and greet with any available company members. (more...)

Tickets On Sale To MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIE At The Mad Ones And EnsemblTickets On Sale To MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIE At The Mad Ones And Ensembl
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Ars Nova, "one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies" (New York Times), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is proud to announce that tickets are on sale for Mrs. Murray's Menagerie, created by The Mad Ones and Phillip James Brannon, Brad Heberlee, Carmen M. Herlihy and January LaVoy. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie kicks-off Ars Nova at Greenwich House and marks The Mad Ones' first production since their critically acclaimed play Miles For Mary. (more...)

Ars Nova At Greenwich House Launches With World Premiere Of MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIEArs Nova At Greenwich House Launches With World Premiere Of MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Ars Nova, "one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies" (New York Times), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is proud to kick-off Ars Nova at Greenwich House with the world premiere commission of Mrs. Murray's Menagerie, created by The Mad Ones and Phillip James Brannon, Brad Heberlee, Carmen M. Herlihy and January LaVoy. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie marks The Mad Ones' first production since their critically acclaimed play Miles For Mary and celebrates 10 years of "triumphantly original" and "skillfully acted" (New York Times) theater that is saturated with "precision, invention, and richness" (Time Out New York). The Mad Ones has been Ars Nova's Company-in-Residence since 2015, developing Mrs. Murray's Menagerie and Miles For Mary. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/21 - GYPSY, HUNCHBACK, FUN HOME, and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/21 - GYPSY, HUNCHBACK, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special - Sep 21, 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 GYPSY, HUNCHBACK, FUN HOME, and More! (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere of Bess Wohl's MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford StageBWW Review: World Premiere of Bess Wohl's MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 16, 2018

Do you remember when you were a child and the best of days were made up of adventures in the woods, tea parties with your stuffed animals, and fantastic sword fights between friends? These exciting, but entirely made up worlds entertained our young minds for hours on end and, for some, kept us from focusing on the harsh realities of life. For the characters at the center of Bess Wohl's world premiere play, MAKE BELIEVE, the opening production of Hartford Stage's 2018 - 2019 season, childhood fantasy fills a void and serves as a protective shield. Imagination shelters the children at the center of the play (and even their grown-up selves) from their real-life problems and provides a shared bond that carries on throughout their lives.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bess Wohl's MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford StagePhoto Flash: First Look at Bess Wohl's MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjakand Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced the cast and creative team for Make Believe, written by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award-winning playwright Bess Wohl. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, September 6, through Sunday, September 30, to open the Tony Award-winning regional theatre's 55th season. Jackson Gay will direct. (more...)

Megan Byrne, Chris Ghaffari, and More to Lead World Premiere of MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford StageMegan Byrne, Chris Ghaffari, and More to Lead World Premiere of MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Hartford Stage today announced the cast and creative team for Make Believe, written by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award-winning playwright Bess Wohl. The world premiere play will perform Today, September 6, through Sunday, September 30, to open the Tony Award-winning regional theatre's 55thseason. Jackson Gay will direct. (more...)

Casting Announced For MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford StageCasting Announced For MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced the cast and creative team for Make Believe, written by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award-winning playwright Bess Wohl. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, September 6, through Sunday, September 30, to open the Tony Award-winning regional theatre's 55th season. Jackson Gay will direct. (more...)

Megan Byrne, Chris Ghaffari, and More to Lead World Premiere of MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford StageMegan Byrne, Chris Ghaffari, and More to Lead World Premiere of MAKE BELIEVE at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Hartford Stage today announced the cast and creative team for Make Believe, written by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award-winning playwright Bess Wohl. The world premiere play will perform Thursday, September 6, through Sunday, September 30, to open the Tony Award-winning regional theatre's 55thseason. Jackson Gay will direct. (more...)

The Civilians' Launch The Michael Friedman Legacy Fund With Benefit Concert Featuring Greg Hildreth, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and MoreThe Civilians' Launch The Michael Friedman Legacy Fund With Benefit Concert Featuring Greg Hildreth, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The Civilians, the celebrated Off-Broadway theatre company, will host a benefit concert at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.) on Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 7pm. This one-night-only event will celebrate the life and legacy of founding Associate Artist, the late composer and lyricist Michael Friedman, and will raise funds for the newly created Michael Friedman Legacy Fund. (more...)

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