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STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Pre-Broadway EMPIRE THE MUSICAL at La Mirada Theatre!
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & MC Coy Rigby Entertainment presents their third show of their 2015-2016 season, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE, book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominated Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime). BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show, below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Pre-Broadway EMPIRE THE MUSICAL at La Miranda Theatre
by Review Roundups - Jan 27, 2016

The pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE opened at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, with book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime). EMPIRE runs through Sunday, February 14, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: EMPIRE THE MUSICAL Aims for the Sky
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 27, 2016

EMPIRE THE MUSICAL has been knocking around in the wings ever since Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull began writing it in 1999. Its first fully-staged production took place at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood in 2003 and it has had periodic readings through the years in both Los Angeles and New York. Now the story of how the Empire State Building came to be is enjoying a lavish pre-Broadway run at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, produced in partnership with McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Sue Vaccaro, Ricky Stevens and The Rivet Gang.  (more...)

BWW Review: Promising New Pre-Broadway Musical EMPIRE Debuts in La Mirada
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 27, 2016

It's no surprise that a palpable, uproarious reception greeted the opening night performance of EMPIRE - THE MUSICAL, a brand new stage show featuring book, music, and lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull---currently having its 'out-of-town' premiere at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through February 14, 2016. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (RAGTIME), this ambitious new original musical---advertised with declared aspirations for an eventual engagement on Broadway---fashions an early 20th Century era, multi-character narrative about the construction of one of the world's most iconic skyscrapers: the Empire State Building in New York City. The good news? It's exceedingly entertaining. The not-so-good news? It's a show with lots of potential but needs a lot more tinkering and refining. (more...)

Photos: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of EMPIRE At La Mirada Theatre - Kevin Earley, Stephanie Gibson & More!
by Lily Lim - Jan 25, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (2014 Ovation Award Nominee for Best Season!), in association with Sue Vaccaro, Ricky Stevens & The Rivet Gang announce the third show of their 2015-2016 season, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE, book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime).  EMPIRE will preview on Friday, January 22, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 23) and run through Sunday, February 14, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at curtain call and press night below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/23-1/24/2016
by - Jan 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 24, 2016 - Sunday, January 24, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Hopeful EMPIRE at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & MC Coy Rigby Entertainment presents their third show of their 2015-2016 season, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE, book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominated Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show, below! (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to Present EMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (2014 Ovation Award Nominee for Best Season!), in association with Sue Vaccaro, Ricky Stevens & The Rivet Gang announce the third show of their 2015-2016 season, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE, book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime).  EMPIRE will preview on Friday, January 22, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 23) and run through Sunday, February 14, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

FIRST DATE West Coast Debut Kicks Off La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present a season to satisfy musical theatre lovers everywhere with their 2015-16 season of shows! (more...)

FIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce a season to satisfy musical theatre lovers everywhere with their 2015-16 season of shows! (more...)

CUA Drama to Present Lauren Gunderson's THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The CUA Department of Drama presents "The Revolutionists," a new play by Lauren Gunderson, exploring feminism, violence, and the French Revolution. (more...)

Samantha Hill, Joe Carroll, Fred Applegate & More to Lead Presentation of New Musical EMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

The grandeur of New York City comes to life in Empire, by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, an original new musical about how dreamers and doers changed the face of Manhattan forever. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Yurel Echezarreta of 'Aladdin'
by Adrienne Onofri - Apr 19, 2014

After playing a child, a Cagelle and a Shark, Yurel is now a denizen of Agrabah--and one of the 'hottest chorus boys' on Broadway. (more...)

Ashley Brown, Fred Applegate, et al. Set for EMPIRE Workshop, 10/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

EMPIRE, a new musical about the men and women who defied the odds and built the tallest skyscraper in the world, is currently undergoing a five-week developmental workshop and will receive industry presentations on October 27 and 28. (more...)

Ashley Brown, Fred Applegate, et al. Set for EMPIRE Workshop, 10/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

EMPIRE, a new musical about the men and women who defied the odds and built the tallest skyscraper in the world, is currently undergoing a five-week developmental workshop and will receive industry presentations on October 27 and 28. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Screening of The King's Speech in NYC
by - Dec 20, 2010

Derek Cinefrance attends a screening of The King's Speech at 57 Screening Room on December 20, 2010 in New York City. (more...)

'Over The Rainbow' Semi-Finalist Fearon To Star In SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Revival, Closes 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

Steph Fearon, who reached the semi-finals of the BBC1's ‘Over The Rainbow', is to star in the first major production of the musical ‘Smokey Joe's Cafe' since its West?End run at the?Prince of Wales in 1996. (more...)

'Over The Rainbow' Semi-Finalist Fearon To Star In SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2010

Steph Fearon, who reached the semi-finals of the BBC1's ‘Over The Rainbow', is to star in the first major production of the musical ‘Smokey Joe's Cafe' since its West?End run at the?Prince of Wales in 1996. (more...)

'EMPIRE' Musical To Hold Private Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

The award-winning new musical Empire, by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, will hold an industry reading next week in New York City. (more...)

'EMPIRE' Musical Planning Broadway Mounting For 2009-10 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2008

The award‐winning new musical Empire, by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, is headed to the Great White Way for the 2009‐2010 season. (more...)

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