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Drew Fornarola is a composer, lyricist and playwright living in New York City. (read complete bio)
A Little New Music's Spotlight Series Presents Drew Fornarola Photo A Little New Music's Spotlight Series Presents Drew Fornarola
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2020

THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES, a bi-monthly live streamed concert series created by A LITTLE NEW MUSIC will “spotlight” the music of composer/lyricist, Drew Fornarola on December 1st. 

BWW Review:  Dazzling Young Broadway Talents ZACHARY NOAH PISER AND ADAM ROTHENBERG a Photo BWW Review: Dazzling Young Broadway Talents ZACHARY NOAH PISER AND ADAM ROTHENBERG at Starring Buffalo And Musicalfare
by Michael Rabice - Nov 22, 2020

Creative programming for theatre companies has become a do or die venture during the covid pandemic, so Starring Buffalo and Musicalfare Theatre have joined forces to give their own patrons and the world of the internet a chance to escape lockdown woes. Their recent online concert showcases two of Broadway's youngest and best talents. Zachary Noah Piser, who is the most recent alternate star of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway and in Toronto, and his partner Adam Rothenberg, Assistant Conductor of the eagerly awaited Broadway revival of COMPANY, came to town to perform an exciting live concert. Using Starring Buffalo's mantra of including Buffalo's own best talent alongside prodigious High School students, the concert was rounded out of Karen Harty and West Seneca West High School Senior Talia Mobley.

MT Shorts Announces Virtual Premiere Party for HIGH SCHOOL ZOOMSICAL Starring Ryann R Photo MT Shorts Announces Virtual Premiere Party for HIGH SCHOOL ZOOMSICAL Starring Ryann Redmond and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020

MT Shorts in association with Broadway Unlocked will debut its upcoming original musical short film HIGH SCHOOL ZOOMSICAL, as part of a Virtual Premiere Party on Sunday, November 15th.

A Little New Music Launches Spotlight Series This Month Photo A Little New Music Launches Spotlight Series This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020

THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES, a bi-monthly live streamed concert series created by A LITTLE NEW MUSIC will “spotlight” the music of composer/lyricist, Gregory Nabours on October 27.

Zachary Noah Piser and Adam Rothenberg Livestream Broadway Songbook Concert Photo Zachary Noah Piser and Adam Rothenberg Livestream Broadway Songbook Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020

Broadway's Zachary Noah Piser (Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, Barrow Street's Sweeney Todd) and Adam Rothenberg (Company, Miss Saigon) will team up at Buffalo's Premier Cabaret to present an evening of songs from Broadway's greatest shows. The concert will stream live to ticket holders worldwide on November 12 at 7:30pm.

Ryann Redmond, Alan Wiggins, Kay Brown and More Star in HIGH SCHOOL ZOOMSICAL Photo Ryann Redmond, Alan Wiggins, Kay Brown and More Star in HIGH SCHOOL ZOOMSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020

MT Shorts and Broadway Unlocked have announced its next original musical short film, HIGH SCHOOL ZOOMSICAL, starring Broadway's Ryann Redmond (Frozen, If/Then, Bring it On), Alan Wiggins (Pretty Woman, Beautiful, The Lion King) and Social Media Star Kay Brown (IG's Betches).

York Theatre Company's 2020 MTTP SUMMER PROGRAM INTENSIVE Begins Tonight Photo York Theatre Company's 2020 MTTP SUMMER PROGRAM INTENSIVE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020

The York Theatre Company is presenting the 2020 Musical Theatre Training Program (MTTP) Summer Program Intensive, a special 4-week virtual journey nurturing the next generation of students and songwriters.

Submissions Are Now Being Accepted for the Dottie Berman Award and the John Wallowitc Photo Submissions Are Now Being Accepted for the Dottie Berman Award and the John Wallowitch Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) is inviting all songwriters to submit their original songs for consideration for one of MAC's two songwriting awards: the Dottie Berman Award and the John Wallowitch Award. Submitters do not need to be MAC members.

Tony Award-Winner Lena Hall to Lead EVITA From Starring Buffalo Photo Tony Award-Winner Lena Hall to Lead EVITA From Starring Buffalo
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

Casting has been announced and tickets are now on sale for Starring Buffalo's EVITA, April 3-4 at Shea's 710 Theater. Tony Award-Winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) will play Eva, joining the previously announced Robi Hager (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie) as Che, Nicholas Rodriguez (Tarzan, The Sound of Music) as Juan Peron, Darryl Semira (Mamma Mia, Bombay Dreams) as Magaldi and Leah Berst (MusicalFare's Bright Star) as The Mistress. The ensemble features many of Buffalo's best, including Karen Grace Harty, Matthew Iwanski - Jackson, Katy Miner, Ben Michael Moran, Matthew Rivera, Raphael Santos and Alexandria Watts, as well as nearly 100 other Western New York singers, dancers, and musicians.

Krystina Alabado, Robi Hager And Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead Starring Buffalo's EVITA Photo Krystina Alabado, Robi Hager And Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead Starring Buffalo's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

Casting has been announced and tickets are now on sale for Starring Buffalo's EVITA, April 3-4 at Shea's 710 Theater. The soaring epic musical by seven-time Tony Award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and three-time Academy Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar) charts Eva Peron's rise to become the most powerful woman in Latin America, and features some of musical theater's finest songs, including the smash hit 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina'.

BWW Feature: Adventurous Utah Rep to Host Tony Winner Duncan Sheik at AMERICAN PSYCHO Photo BWW Feature: Adventurous Utah Rep to Host Tony Winner Duncan Sheik at AMERICAN PSYCHO Production in Salt Lake City
by Blair Howell - Nov 18, 2019

Duncan Sheik, a Tony and Grammy Award winner for a?oeSpring Awakening,a?? will travel to Salt Lake City to join Utah Repertory Theater Company for the Rocky Mountain premiere production of AMERICAN PSYCHO.

Lindsey Brett Carothers And Devin Ilaw Lead Next Madame's Soiree Photo Lindsey Brett Carothers And Devin Ilaw Lead Next Madame's Soiree
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Lindsey Brett Carothers (Bring it On, Wicked) and Devin Ilaw (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) as guests of honor at the November edition of Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame's Soiree. The show is now in its fourth hit season at The Duplex. The Broadway duo will be joined on the program by a distinguished group of emerging artists from a variety of disciplines.

BWW Feature: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Celebrates Closing Night at Shea's 710 Theatre jo Photo BWW Feature: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Celebrates Closing Night at Shea's 710 Theatre joined by Cast of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY
by Michael Rabice - Nov 7, 2019

Starring Buffalo concluded it's 3 performances of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS on Saturday night. The visiting Broadway artists included Matt Doyle as Seymour, Lindsay Nicole Chambers as Audrey and Brandon Espinoza as the Dentist. Artistic Director Drew Fornarola has announced EVITA as the spring of 2020 staged musical concert. Casting will be announced in the new year. The company is using Shea's 710 Theatre this season, after it's inaugural season at Rockwell Hall last year presenting THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. The touring cast of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY was also in town and joined in to celebrate.

Kathy Deitch Returns To Host A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Photo Kathy Deitch Returns To Host A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

A Little New Music will once again introduce a sparkling array of artists singing brand new musical theatre songs in a classic cabaret setting at Hollywood's historic Catalina Jazz Club on Wednesday, November 20th at 8:30pm. Audiences of A Little New Music's concert series will discover firsthand the new songs that could become future classics of the American musical theatre landscape.

BWW Review: Broadway Mingles with Buffalo in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at STARRING BUFFA Photo BWW Review: Broadway Mingles with Buffalo in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at STARRING BUFFALO
by Michael Rabice - Nov 3, 2019

The most famous of man eating plants made a Halloween weekend appearance as LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS played out on the Shea's 710 Theatre stage Friday night. Under the auspices of the fledgling STARRING BUFFALO company, Buffalo was treated to it's second fully realized staged musical reading. Director Drew Fornarola has assembled three of Broadway's best young talents to visit the Queen City, work along side some of Buffalo's own finest actors, and mentor and perform with three of the areas High School choirs. After their fine inaugural production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME last year at Rockwell Hall, the change of venue seemed to work perfectly.

Starring Buffalo Announces Full Cast For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Starring Buffalo Announces Full Cast For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

STARRING BUFFALO, a not-for-profit arts organization a??that brings together Broadway's best performers, Buffalo's top theater professionals, and talented area students to create unforgettable theatrical experiences, is proud to announce the full cast for its production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.

Eric Anthony Lopez And MiMi Scardulla Lead Next MADAME'S SOIREE Photo Eric Anthony Lopez And MiMi Scardulla Lead Next MADAME'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Eric Anthony Lopez (The Phantom of the Opera) and MiMi Scardulla (We Are the Tigers) as guests of honor at the September edition of Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame's Soiree. The show is now in its fourth hit season at The Duplex. The Broadway duo will be joined on the program by a distinguished group of emerging artists from a variety of disciplines.

Matt Doyle, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, And Brandon Espinoza Lead Starring Buffalo's LIT Photo Matt Doyle, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, And Brandon Espinoza Lead Starring Buffalo's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

Casting has been announced and tickets are now on sale for Starring Buffalo's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, November 1-2 at Shea's 710 Theater. This deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) is one of the most popular shows of all time, and has been devouring the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years.

Alex Wyse, Erica Lustig To Lead Next MADAME'S SOIREE Photo Alex Wyse, Erica Lustig To Lead Next MADAME'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Alex Wyse (Spring Awakening, Waitress) and Erica Lustig (Hair, National Pastime) as guests of honor at the August edition of Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame's Soiree. The show is now in its fourth hit season at The Duplex. The Broadway duo will be joined on the program by a distinguished group of emerging artists from a variety of disciplines.

BWW Interview: JOHN WELLS III of STRAIGHT at LOUD FRIDGE GROUP Photo BWW Interview: JOHN WELLS III of STRAIGHT at LOUD FRIDGE GROUP
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 17, 2019

Interview with Artistic Director John Wells III to chat about the company and their play STRAIGHT. Directed by Kate Rose Reynolds and Andrea Agosto, playing July 25th - August 4th at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center

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