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Gabrielle Ruiz Leads IndieWorks Theatre Company's Audio Premiere Of  MTA: THE MUSICAL Photo Gabrielle Ruiz Leads IndieWorks Theatre Company's Audio Premiere Of MTA: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2021

IndieWorks Theatre Company will present MTA: The Musical, the seventh audio drama featured on Bite-Sized Broadway. Peter Saxe, a New York City-based composer, lyricist, pianist, arranger, and vocal coach, wrote the book, music, and lyrics for this mini-musical with additional book work for this adaptation written by Christopher Michaels

Telly Leung, Karen Mason, Ann Harada, and More Announced For BITE-SIZED BROADWAY Musi Photo Telly Leung, Karen Mason, Ann Harada, and More Announced For BITE-SIZED BROADWAY Musical Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

IndieWorks Theatre Company today announced cast members from Broadway, West End, Television and digital media platforms will star in the company's new podcast, Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast.

IndieWorks Announces BITE-SIZED BROADWAY- A Mini-Musical Podcast Photo IndieWorks Announces BITE-SIZED BROADWAY- A Mini-Musical Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020

IndieWorks Theatre Company has announced the first season of its new podcast, Bite-Sized Broadway, a Mini-Musical Podcast. The first season features ten 50-minute episodes that showcase fully-produced, digitally-orchestrated 'mini-musicals' followed by in-depth conversations with our 18 writers from around the globe. Writers will have the opportunity to share about their process, careers, and current and upcoming works. The first episode will premiere on Monday, October 5, with new episodes on the first and third Monday of each month.

BWW Review: True story of the Cardiff Giant in the family friendly musical THE GIANT  Photo BWW Review: True story of the Cardiff Giant in the family friendly musical THE GIANT HOAX from Indieworks Theatre
by Joe Lombardi - Nov 30, 2019

In the musical Barnum, a song lyric compels you to 'join the circus like you wanted to, when you were a kid.'  In the family friendly new musical The Giant Hoax, a young farm girl named Emily will do just that.  She's heard about the Cardiff Giant and wants to see the amazing wonder for herself.  Emily runs away from home and will learn some valuable lessons, meet an assortment of colorful characters and sing about 'Wonderful Things.'

Photo Flash: First Look THE GIANT HOAX at Theatre Row Photo Photo Flash: First Look THE GIANT HOAX at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

Marking the 150th anniversary of 'the biggest hoax in history,' IndieWorks Theatre Company, Inc., in association with Visceral Entertainment, presents The Giant Hoax a new musical based upon the true(?) story of New York's famous Cardiff Giant, with book, music and lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant, choreography by Molly Model, music direction by Jonathon Lynch and orchestrations by Mark Brymer. Christopher Michaels directs a cast of 13, including Paul Aguirre*, Mary Albert, Henry Fin Berry, Greg Carter*, Sarah Chiu, Yvette Monique Clark*, Jianzi Colón-Soto, Daniel Moser*, Robyne Parrish*, Kevin Riddagh, Staci Stout, Ben Tostado*, and Forest VanDyke*. Sixteen performances will be staged on a varying scheduling at Theatre Row's Theatre One (formerly The Lion Theatre) 410 West 42nd Street in New York City from November 19-December 7, 2019. The Giant Hoax is recommended for ages six and up.

Rush Tickets Announced for THE GIANT HOAX Photo Rush Tickets Announced for THE GIANT HOAX
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019

With performances beginning tonight on Theatre Row, IndieWorks Theatre Company, Inc., and Visceral Entertainment are pleased to announce that $18.69 rush tickets are available for each performance of The Giant Hoax, a new musical based upon the true(?) story of New York's famous Cardiff Giant. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Cardiff Giant's discovery, rush tickets are available at the door one hour prior to each performance with a maximum of two tickets per person, subject to availability.

THE GIANT HOAX Comes to Theatre Row Photo THE GIANT HOAX Comes to Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Marking the 150th anniversary of a?oethe biggest hoax in history,a?? IndieWorks Theatre Company, Inc., in association with Visceral Entertainment, presents The Giant Hoax a new musical based upon the true(?) story of New York's famous Cardiff Giant, with book, music and lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant. Christopher Michaels directs a cast of 13, including Paul Aguirre*, Mary Albert, Henry Fin Berry, Greg Carter*, Sarah Chiu, Yvette Monique Clark*, Jianzi Colón-Soto, Daniel Moser*, Robyne Parrish*, Kevin Riddagh, Staci Stout, Ben Tostado*, and Forest VanDyke*. Sixteen performances will be staged on a varying scheduling at Theatre Row's Theatre One (formerly The Lion Theatre) 410 West 42nd Street in New York City from November 19-December 7, 2019. The Giant Hoax is recommended for ages six and up.

THE GAY NO MORE TELETHON Comes to The Green Room 42 Photo THE GAY NO MORE TELETHON Comes to The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

In 2008, Reverend Vernon Jackson's Religious Broadcasting Network in Lynchburg Va. presented 'The Gay No More Telethon'. The goal: raise money to turn as many homosexuals as possible straight by the rapture or the 2014 Winter Olympics. Whichever came first. But now with the trump administration, the Supreme Court and the GOP looking to undo several advances made by the LGBTQ community since then, Reverend Jackson has seen the error of his ways and is touring the country to apologize.

Russell Fischer And Sierra Rein Join Indieworks Theatre Co's SAXE AND THE CITY Photo Russell Fischer And Sierra Rein Join Indieworks Theatre Co's SAXE AND THE CITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

Russell Fischer (the DooWop Project, Broadway's Jersey Boys) and MAC and Bistro Award winner Sierra Rein have joined the cast of IndieWorks Theatre Company's (Christopher Michaels, Producing Artistic Director), Saxe and the City: The Music & Lyrics of Peter Saxe, with direction by Christopher Michaels and music direction by Jonathon Lynch and Peter Saxe.

Indieworks Theatre Co Presents Second Show Of Summer Cabaret Series DIRTY LITTLE DITT Photo Indieworks Theatre Co Presents Second Show Of Summer Cabaret Series DIRTY LITTLE DITTIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

IndieWorks Theatre Company announces the second show of its Summer Cabaret Series. The cabaret, Dirty Little Ditties, features direction by Christopher Michaels, music direction by Jonathon Lynch, and features additional parody lyrics written by Peter Saxe.

THE COMMUTERS (AND OTHER CAUTIONARY TALES OF TRANSIT) To Be Presented As Part Of Dram Photo THE COMMUTERS (AND OTHER CAUTIONARY TALES OF TRANSIT) To Be Presented As Part Of Dramatists Guild's Friday Night Footlights Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

An industry reading of new Comedic Horror Musical THE COMMUTERS (AND OTHER CAUTIONARY TALES OF TRANSIT) is to be presented as part of the Dramatic Guild's 'Friday Night Footlights Series' this Friday, February 22nd at 7:30pm.

Nerve Project Theatre Has GREAT EXPECTATIONS For Its Future Photo Nerve Project Theatre Has GREAT EXPECTATIONS For Its Future
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2019

The Nerve Project Theatre, New York's newest and grittiest ensemble theatre company presents an all new adaptation of the epic Charles Dickens masterpiece, Great Expectations. Starring founding company members The Rivals' Joe Veale*, Annie Simpson*, David McCall*, Samuel Floyd*, Dax Dupuy, and Natalie Riegel*, This premiere event will run 3 select Off -Broadway performances at The Hudson Guild Theatre as part of The 2019 NY Winter Festival of Plays. Directed by Hans Meyers* and adapted by The Historic Barter Theatre's Playwright in Residence, Catherine Bush, this fun filled adventure marks the inaugural production of Nerve Project Theatre and is not to be missed. Performances are January 15th at 6:15 pm, January 19th at 8:30 pm, and January 20th at 1:00pm. Tickets available now at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3758049

BWW Review: Something is So Right About THE WRONG BOX at Theatre for the New City Photo BWW Review: Something is So Right About THE WRONG BOX at Theatre for the New City
by Kristen Morale - Sep 14, 2018

With book, music and lyrics written by Kit Goldstein Grant, directedchoreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin and based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, The Wrong Box now celebrates its World Premiere at Theater for the New City as part of its Dream Up Festival. Grant and Gosselin now come together since having worked on Grant's The Nose, and their joint efforts truly show the magic to be found in this collaboration. Grant's plot of wayward characters who winner of the tontine, to wreaking havoc in the baggage area of a train on its way to the middle of nowhere and a random moment of drunkenness, The Wrong Box takes a complex plot and not only tests the audience's sense of humor, but also our ability to follow along. If understood completely, this is one hell of a crazy ride.

Ruby Rakos, Brian Charles Rooney, And Jaime Cepero Sing David Davila At The Beechman, Photo Ruby Rakos, Brian Charles Rooney, And Jaime Cepero Sing David Davila At The Beechman, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Broadway's Ruby Rakos and Brian Charles Rooney will be joining David Davila as very special guest stars when Davila makes his triumphant return to the Beechman on Sept 16th at 7pm with a brand new show filled with new jams and old favorites from Davila's songbook. Joining them will be Jaime Cepero, Lillian Andrea de Leon, Charles Barksdale, Jackson Perrin, Ashley Mitchell, Delvonte' Rashawn Heart, Mark Andrew Garner, and Stephanie Nash. 

David Davila Will Return to The Beechman Photo David Davila Will Return to The Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2018

Six years after his first making his New York premiere David Davila will return to the Laurie Beechman Theatre to celebrate his vast songbook. The award-winning composer of Manuel Vs the Statue of Liberty, 52Songs, Vox Pop, and Promesa presents a host of new songs, and old favorites with his regular band of merry collaborators and Broadway guest stars!

Tim Realbuto and Cast of THE WRONG BOX Heads to The Duplex for Benefit Concert Photo Tim Realbuto and Cast of THE WRONG BOX Heads to The Duplex for Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

OX is digging up tunes and mayhem in a fundraising event tonight at The Duplex for the NYC premiere of the dark musical comedy by award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright Kit Goldstein Grant. The evening is entitled OUT OF THE BOX, and begins at 7:00 PM.

Theater for the New City Stages THE WRONG BOX Photo Theater for the New City Stages THE WRONG BOX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Theater for the New City presents The Wrong Box, a world premiere musical black comedy with book, music and lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant, based on the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne.

Photo Flash: Be Their Guest! Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's timeless family favorite, Beauty and The Beast, LIVE on the ABT stage. With expansive sets, brilliant costumes and a tremendous cast of characters, this "tale as old as time" tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.

Arizona Broadway Theatre presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's timeless family favorite, Beauty and The Beast, LIVE on the ABT stage. With expansive sets, brilliant costumes and a tremendous cast of characters, this "tale as old as time" tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. All of the fanciful characters, such as a talking tightly-wound clock (the butler), adorable tea cup (a young boy) and kindhearted candelabra (maitre d') are trapped in this spellbound form. If the Beast can learn to love, and be loved in return, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Onstage June 2 - July 2, 2017.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE NOSE Musical, Coming to The Master Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

THE NOSE, a whimsical new family musical by Kit Goldstein Grant, will play Brooklyn's famous Master Theater (formerly known as the Millennium Theater) for one night only following its sold-out premiere at the Workshop Theatre in Midtown Manhattan last summer. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

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