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ILLUMINATE is the Recipient of OCU's CAIRS Undergraduate Research Grant Photo ILLUMINATE is the Recipient of OCU's CAIRS Undergraduate Research Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020

Associate Professor Kate Brennan and undergraduate BFA candidate Avery Bruce have been awarded Oklahoma City University's  2020 CAIRS Undergraduate Research Grant to remotely develop Illuminate, a new type of distance learning musical theatre piece.

Broadway Comes Together At The Gershwin To Benefit Autism Speaks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Back for its 3rd consecutive year, Arts for Autism, a benefit concert to raise money and awareness for Autism Speaks, will take place at 7:30 on June 25th at the prestigious Gershwin Theatre. The biggest names of Broadway join performing arts students from across the country to use the power of musical theatre to promote inclusion, understanding, and community. After raising $81,000 in its first two years, Educational Travel Adventures and Believe NYC are thrilled to announce this year's show will be bigger than ever, hosted by Hamilton superstar Chris Jackson, who himself is a parent of a son with autism. Artistic Director of the show Jacque Carnahan seeks to illuminate the profound power of music. Music not only entertains us, it heals us.

Stephen DeRosa, Mary Testa and More Set for AN EVENING OF FIRSTS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Broadway veteran Stephen DeRosa currently appearing in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, and Mary Testa, whose Broadway credits include Guys and Dolls, Xanadu, Something Good, 42nd Street, Marie Christine, On the Town, Chicago, The Rink, Marilyn, Barnum and more, will be a part of An Evening of Firsts: Broadway's Finest Spill About Their First Time tonight, April 29th 7PM at Stage 72.

Broadway's Stephen DeRosa and Mary Testa Join Starry Lineup for AN EVENING OF FIRSTS, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

Broadway veteran Stephen DeRosa currently appearing in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, and Mary Testa, whose Broadway credits include Guys and Dolls, Xanadu, Something Good, 42nd Street, Marie Christine, On the Town, Chicago, The Rink, Marilyn, Barnum and more, will be a part of An Evening of Firsts: Broadway's Finest Spill About Their First Time Monday April 29th 7PM at Stage 72.

Stephen Bogardus, Kristy Cates and More Set for An Evening Of Firsts, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

Broadway's Carey Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Kristy Cates, Matt Deangelis, John Michael Dias, Cheryl Freeman, Amy Justman, Gay Marshall, Mamie Parris, and The Doo Wop Project will come together for a one night only intimate concert at Stage 72, on Monday April 29th. Hosted by Believe NYC founder, Jacque Carnahan, the evening will include songs and stories of the first inspirations that led these performers to pursue careers on Broadway.

Cassie Wooley Pronounced NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Winner
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2009

Cassie Wooley has won NYMF's 2009 Next Broadway Sensation in the final round that took place Sunday, October 4th at New World Stages. Wooley will receive a special solo concert, co-presented by NYMF and Sh-K-Boom Records, as well as a featured track on an upcoming Stage Stars accompaniment album.

NYMF Announces Three Finalists for 'Next Broadway Sensation,' Groff, Sheik, Case And Cornman To Judge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2009

The final round of NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation will take place starting at 9:30pm this Sunday, October 4th at New World Stages, with Susan Blackwell ([title of show]) hosting. The panel of judges this week includes Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Kacie Sheik (Hair), Allison Case (Hair), and Vice President of Sh-K-Boom Records Noah Cornman. The three finalists for NYMF's ' Next Broadway Sensation' are Nathan Brisby, Lyle Colby Mackston and Cassie Wooley.

NYMF Announces Six Semifinalists for NYMFs 'Next Broadway Sensation,' Kate Shindle to Host Round 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

The first round of auditions for NYMF's Next Broadway sensation took place last Sunday night at New World Stages, with the live audience and the panel of judges, Bailey Hanks, Orfeh (Legally Blonde) and Marc Kudisch (9 to 5) selecting five finalists with a sixth finalist chosen by online voters who were able to see all of the performance at Theatermania.com thanks to DFD TV.

NYMF's 4th Annual 'Next Broadway Sensation' Competition Begins 9/13, Open Auditions Held 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2009

New York Musical Theatre Festival's 'Next Broadway Sensation,' formerly known as 'Broadway Idol,' returns for its fourth year. Diana DeGarmo, 'American Idol' (Season 3) runner-up, now in The Toxic Avenger at New World Stages, will serve as host for the competition's first round on September 13; celebrity hosts for the semifinals on September 20 and the Broadway Sensation October 4 finale will be announced shortly. Confirmed judges include Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, upcoming film Taking Woodstock), Bailey Hanks and Orfeh (Legally Blonde), composer/lyricist Paul Scott Goodman (Rooms), Kacie Sheik and Allison Case (Hair), and record producer Noah Cornman of Sh-k-boom Records... With more to be announced.

New York Musical Theatre Festival Announces Contestants for the 'Next Broadway Sensation'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2009

Preliminary auditions were held over the weekend and out of hundreds of auditions, NYMF has selected the 10 finalists that will compete to be the 'Next Broadway Sensation.' Belting this year at New World Stages will be: Nathan Brisby, Catherine Brookman, Starr J. Busby, Lisa Marie Gargione, Nkrumah Gatling, Lyle Colby Mackston, Zak Resnick, Angelo Rios, Louise Stewart and Cassie Wooley

NYMF's 4th Annual 'Next Broadway Sensation' Competition Begins 9/13, Open Auditions Held 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2009

New York Musical Theatre Festival's 'Next Broadway Sensation,' formerly known as 'Broadway Idol,' returns for its fourth year. Diana DeGarmo, 'American Idol' (Season 3) runner-up, now in The Toxic Avenger at New World Stages, will serve as host for the competition's first round on September 13; celebrity hosts for the semifinals on September 20 and the Broadway Sensation October 4 finale will be announced shortly. Confirmed judges include Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, upcoming film Taking Woodstock), Bailey Hanks and Orfeh (Legally Blonde), composer/lyricist Paul Scott Goodman (Rooms), Kacie Sheik and Allison Case (Hair), and record producer Noah Cornman of Sh-k-boom Records... With more to be announced.

NYMF's 4th Annual 'Next Broadway Sensation' Competition Begins 9/13, Open Auditions Held 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2009

New York Musical Theatre Festival's 'Next Broadway Sensation,' formerly known as 'Broadway Idol,' returns for its fourth year. Diana DeGarmo, 'American Idol' (Season 3) runner-up, now in The Toxic Avenger at New World Stages, will serve as host for the competition's first round on September 13; celebrity hosts for the semifinals on September 20 and the Broadway Sensation October 4 finale will be announced shortly. Confirmed judges include Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, upcoming film Taking Woodstock), Bailey Hanks and Orfeh (Legally Blonde), composer/lyricist Paul Scott Goodman (Rooms), Kacie Sheik and Allison Case (Hair), and record producer Noah Cornman of Sh-k-boom Records... With more to be announced.

NYTB at the Duplex to Celebrate Boston Conservatory of Music 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2008

NYTB at the Duplex is a monthly series produced by New York Theatre Barn which highlights the latest work from new composers, lyricists and performers.

NYTB at the Duplex to Celebrate Boston Conservatory of Music 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2008

NYTB at the Duplex is a monthly series produced by New York Theatre Barn which highlights the latest work from new composers, lyricists and performers.

Photo Coverage: 'Walmartopia' Celebrates CD & 100th Show
by Linda Lenzi - Dec 5, 2007

On Tuesday, December 4, the cast Off-Broadway's Walmartopia celebrated the release of the new musical's cast recording and the show's 100th performance!

'Walmartopia' Celebrates CD Release & 100th Show Dec.4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2007

The cast Off-Broadway's Walmartopia will celebrate the release of the new musical's cast recording on the same night it celebrates the show's 100th performance - Tuesday, December 4.

'Walmartopia' to Close Off-Broadway December 30th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2007

Walmartopia, the new musical currently playing Off-Broadway at The Minetta Lane Theatre, will end its current run at the Minetta Lane Theatre after the evening performance on Sunday, December 30th, it was announced today by the show's producers.

Photo Flash: 'Walmartopia' in the Cast Recording Studio
by BWW - Nov 5, 2007

The cast and band of Off-Broadway's Walmartopia recently hit the recording studio to lay down tracks for the show's original cast recording. The recording will be produced by Walmartopia's musical director, August Eriksmoen, and will be released December 1st, just in time for the holidays.