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Broadway: After Midnight, Billy Elliot, Shuffle Along. Off-Broadway: The Visitor, Cotton Club Parade; Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope; I Heart Bob. National tours: The Book of Mormon; Frozen (u/s Olaf and Weselton). Regional: Sophisticated Ladies (Duke; NJPAC); The Scottsboro Boys (Roy; Signature ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: After Midnight, Billy Elliot, Shuffle Along. Off-Broadway: The Visitor, Cotton Club Parade; Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope; I Heart Bob. National tours: The Book of Mormon; Frozen (u/s Olaf and Weselton). Regional: Sophisticated Ladies (Duke; NJPAC); The Scottsboro Boys (Roy; Signature ... (read complete bio)
Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of THE VISITOR at the Public Theater Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of THE VISITOR at the Public Theater
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 5, 2021

Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated the world premiere musical THE VISITOR, with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt, lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey and a book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brian Yorkey.

Review Roundup: THE VISITOR Opens at The Public Theater- The Critics Weigh In! Photo Review Roundup: THE VISITOR Opens at The Public Theater- The Critics Weigh In!
by Review Roundups - Nov 4, 2021

The world premiere musical THE VISITOR, with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt, lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey and a book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brian Yorkey, opened tonight at The Public Theater.

One-Week Extension Announced for THE VISITOR at The Public Photo One-Week Extension Announced for THE VISITOR at The Public
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2021

The Public Theater announced a one-week extension of the world premiere musical THE VISITOR. Officially opening today, Thursday, November 4, THE VISITOR began performances in the Newman Theater on Saturday, October 16 and will now run through Sunday, December 5.

Ari'el Stachel Departs Cast of THE VISITOR at the Public Theater Photo Ari'el Stachel Departs Cast of THE VISITOR at the Public Theater
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 20, 2021

Following several delays and cancelations, The Public Theater has just announced that Tony winner Ari'el Stachel has departed the cast of The Visitor. A statement from the Public explains that it was a 'mutual decision'.

The Public Theater Cancels First Previews for THE VISITOR Photo The Public Theater Cancels First Previews for THE VISITOR
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 14, 2021

Following delays last week, The Public Theater has just announced that it has canceled performances for The Visitor tonight, October 14, and tomorrow, October 15.

Complete Casting Announced for the World Premiere of THE VISITOR at The Public Photo Complete Casting Announced for the World Premiere of THE VISITOR at The Public
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2021

The Public Theater will reopen its Astor Place home with the world premiere musical THE VISITOR, with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt, lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey, book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brian Yorkey, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.

The Public Theater Announces 2021-22 Season Featuring World Premieres of THE VISITOR, Photo The Public Theater Announces 2021-22 Season Featuring World Premieres of THE VISITOR, CULLUD WATTAH and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public’s 2021-22 Season, returning to their landmark home on 425 Lafayette Street after the year-long pandemic shutdown with a robust slate of new productions and ongoing  programming.

VIDEO: New York City Dancers Perform 'Moses Supposes' in New Short Film Directed by C Photo VIDEO: New York City Dancers Perform 'Moses Supposes' in New Short Film Directed by Caleb Teicher
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2021

American Dance Machine for the 21st¬†Century has released its latest incredibly imaginative virtual video, ‚ÄúMoses Supposes‚ÄĚ from the movie¬†Singin‚Äô¬†In¬†The Rain, performed by 8 terrific tap dancers around New York City. ¬†

DOROTHY DANDRIDGE: THE MUSICAL Starring N'Kenge To Have Private Industry Reading Photo DOROTHY DANDRIDGE: THE MUSICAL Starring N'Kenge To Have Private Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2021

Producers¬†N‚ÄôKenge¬†and¬†Richard Bell¬†will present a private industry reading of¬†‚ÄúDorothy Dandridge: The Musical‚Ä̬†the true story of Hollywood‚Äôs very first African- American movie star, with book & lyrics by 2-time Emmy Award winner¬†Trey Ellis, music & lyrics by¬†Shelton Becton and directed by Tony Award winner¬†Tamara Tunie.

Casting Announced For IT'S COMPLICATED In Virtual Rochester Fringe Photo Casting Announced For IT'S COMPLICATED In Virtual Rochester Fringe
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 4, 2020

'It's Complicated', an evening of three short plays written by playwright Derek Roland, has announced casting for it's Rochester Fringe Festival production. The show will be featured during the Virtual Fringe which runs September 15th-26th and will be available on demand throughout the festival.

Photo Flash: Jared Grimes Hits The Stage For Broadway at Birdland Photo Photo Flash: Jared Grimes Hits The Stage For Broadway at Birdland
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 14, 2019

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present singer/dancer Jared Grimes, who brought an evening of high energy, non-stop, genre-fusing music and dance to the Birdland stage. The band included Mark Meadows on piano, DeWitt Fleming on drums, Bret Puchir on guitar and Brent Birckhead on sax.

Photo Flash: Joel B. New Brings JOEL B. NEW IS TRYING TOO HARD to Green Room 42 Photo Photo Flash: Joel B. New Brings JOEL B. NEW IS TRYING TOO HARD to Green Room 42
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2018

Award-winning songwriter Joel B. New presented an eclectic evening of his songs, Joel B. New Is Trying Too Hard, at The Green Room 42 on Saturday, October 6th. 

Joel B. New Is Trying Too Hard At Green Room 42 Photo Joel B. New Is Trying Too Hard At Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

The American Theatre Wing's Jonathan Larson and MAC's John Wallowitch Award-winning songwriter Joel B. New presents an eclectic evening of his songs at The Green Room 42 on Today, October 6th at 9:30pm. Along with a lineup of singers from Broadway and beyond -- including Madge Dietrich (Kinky Boots), CK Edwards (Shuffle Along), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women On The Verge…), Victoria Huston-Elem (Finding Neverland), Travis Kent (Disaster!), Richard Riaz Yoder (Hello, Dolly!), Ben Roseberry (Gentleman's Guide…), Hansel Tan (The Four Immigrants), and Michael Winther (Fun Home) -- New will perform highlights from his diverse collection of projects, many of which appear on his forthcoming sophomore album, sardonically entitled Joel B. New Is Trying Too Hard. The evening features musical direction by Gillian Berkowitz (Avenue Q), with New co-directing alongside Robbie Rozelle (Songs From Inside My Locker).

Joel B. New to Make Green Room 42 Debut Featuring BE MORE CHILL's Lauren Marcus Photo Joel B. New to Make Green Room 42 Debut Featuring BE MORE CHILL's Lauren Marcus
by Julie Musbach - Sep 28, 2018

Broadway Records recording artist Joel B. New will make his Green Room 42 debut on Saturday, October 6 at 9:30pm with his new show "Joel B. New Is Trying Too Hard."

Joel B. New Is Trying Too Hard At Green Room 42 Photo Joel B. New Is Trying Too Hard At Green Room 42
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2018

The American Theatre Wing's Jonathan Larson and MAC's John Wallowitch Award-winning songwriter Joel B. New presents an eclectic evening of his songs at The Green Room 42 on Saturday, October 6th at 9:30pm. Along with a lineup of singers from Broadway and beyond -- including Madge Dietrich (Kinky Boots), CK Edwards (Shuffle Along), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women On The Verge…), Victoria Huston-Elem (Finding Neverland), Travis Kent (Disaster!), Richard Riaz Yoder (Hello, Dolly!), Ben Roseberry (Gentleman's Guide…), Hansel Tan (The Four Immigrants), and Michael Winther (Fun Home) -- New will perform highlights from his diverse collection of projects, many of which appear on his forthcoming sophomore album, sardonically entitled Joel B. New Is Trying Too Hard. The evening features musical direction by Gillian Berkowitz (Avenue Q), with New co-directing alongside Robbie Rozelle (Songs From Inside My Locker).

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Savion Glover-Helmed DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE at E Photo BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Savion Glover-Helmed DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE at Encores! Off-Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2018

Encores! Off-Center will close out its 2018 season this week (July 25 - 28) at New York City Center with Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, starring Rheaume Crenshaw, Dayna Dantzler, Aisha de Haas, James T. Lane, and Wayne Pretlow. The ensemble includes Alexandria Bradley, Marshall L. Davis Jr., CK Edwards, Jeffry Foote, Shonica Gooden, Nina Hudson, Marla McReynolds, and Amber Barbee Pickens.

BWW TV: Savion Glover & Company Get Ready to Close Out Encores! Off-Center Season wit Photo BWW TV: Savion Glover & Company Get Ready to Close Out Encores! Off-Center Season with DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 17, 2018

Encores! Off-Center will close out its 2018 season at New York City Center with Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, starring Rheaume Crenshaw, Dayna Dantzler, Aisha de Haas, James T. Lane, and Wayne Pretlow. The ensemble includes Alexandria Bradley, Marshall L. Davis Jr., CK Edwards, Jeffry Foote, Shonica Gooden, Nina Hudson, Marla McReynolds, and Amber Barbee Pickens.

Rheaume Crenshaw, Aisha de Haas, and More Complete Cast of DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T C Photo Rheaume Crenshaw, Aisha de Haas, and More Complete Cast of DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE
by Julie Musbach - Jul 16, 2018

Encores! Off-Center Co-Artistic Directors Anne Kauffman and Jeanine Tesori today announced final casting for Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, the third production of the Encores! Off-Center season at New York City Center. Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope will star Rheaume Crenshaw, Dayna Dantzler, Aisha de Haas, James T. Lane, and Wayne Pretlow.

Photo Flash: First Look at Flat Rock Playhouse's SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Flat Rock Playhouse's SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by Julie Musbach - Mar 9, 2018

Oh the places you'll go with beloved Dr. Seuss characters The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and more in Seussical the Musical, a delightful journey imagined by Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Flat Rock Playhouse launches its Studio 52 Family Series with Seussical the Musical, running March 8th through March 25th at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville.

Juilliard Opera to Open 2017-18 Season with Mozart's LA FINTA GIARDINIERA Photo Juilliard Opera to Open 2017-18 Season with Mozart's LA FINTA GIARDINIERA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Juilliard Opera's season opens with W.A. Mozart's romantic comedy La finta giardiniera on November 15, 17, and 19, 2017, led by distinguished Metropolitan Opera conductor Joseph Colaneri, who makes his Juilliard Orchestra debut, and directed by faculty member Mary Birnbaum.

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