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Talia Thiesfield and Sydney James Harcourt to Star in Immersive Pop Experience 'CLEOPATRA' at TNCTalia Thiesfield and Sydney James Harcourt to Star in Immersive Pop Experience 'CLEOPATRA' at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Theater for the New City and Nathaniel Hill will present CLEOPATRA: The New Pop Experience, an electrifying immersive pop experience fusing the worlds of Electronic Dance Music and Musical Theater and set to the story of one of the most famous women of all time. (more...)

Complete Lineup Announced for MADAME MATHIEU'S SOIREE at The DuplexComplete Lineup Announced for MADAME MATHIEU'S SOIREE at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Hosted by five-time MAC Award nominee Drew Fornarola (off-Broadway's STRAIGHT) and directed by Tyler Spicer, this edition of the soiree will also feature poet Kirkwood Adams, dancer Ali Dietz, writer Eric Tipler, comedian John Griswold, actors Rachel Towne and Priyanka Krishnan, drag personality Chelsea Piers and singer Joseph Townsend. This is the 11th edition of the show, which has already featured over 150 individual artists and 25 Broadway guests. (more...)

MAC Seeks Submissions for 2017 Dottie Burman & John Wallowitch Songwriting AwardsMAC Seeks Submissions for 2017 Dottie Burman & John Wallowitch Songwriting Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Now through Sunday, Oct 1, 2017, the Manhattan Association of Cabaret (MAC) is accepting submissions from songwriters near and far for the Dottie Burman Award and the John Wallowitch Award. (more...)

Ethan Slater, Katie LaMark to Headline MADAME'S MATHIEU'S SOIREE This MonthEthan Slater, Katie LaMark to Headline MADAME'S MATHIEU'S SOIREE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Spongebob himself, Ethan Slater (The Spongebob Musical), and actress Katie LaMark (RENT, Mr. Robot) as guests of honor at the September edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

Julia Abueva, Peter Cormican Join 10th MADAME MATHIEU'S SOIREE at The DuplexJulia Abueva, Peter Cormican Join 10th MADAME MATHIEU'S SOIREE at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu celebrates her 10th show at The Duplex by adding Broadway's Peter Cormican (Follies, Phantom of the Opera) and the West End's Julia Abueva (Miss Saigon) to the previously announced Lauren Elder (Sideshow, HAIR) and political personality Mike Hot-Pence as guests of honor at the July edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

Lauren Elder, Mike Hot-Pence Headline 10th MADAME'S SOIREE, 7/13Lauren Elder, Mike Hot-Pence Headline 10th MADAME'S SOIREE, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu celebrates her 10th show at The Duplex by selecting Broadway's Lauren Elder (Sideshow, HAIR) and political personality Mike Hot-Pence as guests of honor at the July edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. An additional guest of honor will be named in the coming days. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jenn Colella and More Mentor Students on Broadway Dreams' #ComeTogether Summer Intensive TourPhoto Flash: Jenn Colella and More Mentor Students on Broadway Dreams' #ComeTogether Summer Intensive Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Broadway Dreams kicked off their #ComeTogether Summer Intensive Tour yesterday at RWS Studios in Long Island City. For one week, 100 students worked with top Broadway professionals, including Jenn Colella, Christopher J. Hanke, Erin Dilly, Telsey + Co casting directors Rachel Hoffman and Criag Burns, Alex Newell, Quentin Earl Darrington and more. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Casting Complete for BROADWAY DREAMS SING DREW FORNAROLA at Green Room 42Casting Complete for BROADWAY DREAMS SING DREW FORNAROLA at Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Broadway Dreams Foundation alumni Sidney DuPont (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Rachael Washington, and current student Dylan Christopher Gibson join the previously announced cast of Broadway faculty, alumni, and students for the June 12th Concert at Green Room 42. (more...)

Alex Newell, Ryann Redmond to Headline BROADWAY DREAMS SING DREW FORNAROLA at Green Room 42Alex Newell, Ryann Redmond to Headline BROADWAY DREAMS SING DREW FORNAROLA at Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway Dreams and writer Drew Fornarola (STRAIGHT, Claudio Quest) will team up to present an evening of songs from Fornarola's musicals at the beautiful new Green Room 42 on 42nd Street. The event will be held on June 12th at 8pm and will help kick off the Broadway Dreams New York City Musical Theatre Intensive. Tickets are $20. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' and More Set for 28th Season at triangle productions!HAND TO GOD, 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' and More Set for 28th Season at triangle productions!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

On April 15, 2017, triangle productions! of Portland, Oregon announced their 28th season.  (more...)

Emily Klein and CJ Eldred Headline 9th MADAME'S SOIREEEmily Klein and CJ Eldred Headline 9th MADAME'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Emily Klein (Parade) and CJ Eldred (Book of Mormon - Tour) as the guests of honor at the March edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

Zachary Noah Piser, Elena Wang, and Karl Josef Co Lead Industry Readings of Arima-Helmed TIANANMENZachary Noah Piser, Elena Wang, and Karl Josef Co Lead Industry Readings of Arima-Helmed TIANANMEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Zachary Noah Piser (Wicked), Elena Wang (Allegiance) and Karl Josef Co (Pacific Overtures) will lead the first full industry presentations of TIANANMEN, a new musical directed by Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Altarboyz) and written by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola (off-Broadway's STRAIGHT) with musical direction by Rodney Bush. The readings will be held on April 27th and 28th in midtown. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of  A LITTLE NEW MUSICBWW Interview: Meet the Producers of A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 11, 2017

It takes a village to create a new musical. And it takes a village like A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to give musical theatre writers a place to showcase new material while their Broadway-hopeful shows are in development. Meet Peter Welkin, Christopher Maikish, Luke Klipp, Amy Francis Schott, and Kila Packett from A LITTLE NEW MUSIC. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to Feature Broadway and Local Talent in Spring Lineup at Catalina Jazz ClubA LITTLE NEW MUSIC to Feature Broadway and Local Talent in Spring Lineup at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to the historic Catalina Jazz Club with its 14th presentation of original musical theater material in a classic cabaret setting.  Join us as we premiere songs from the far corners of the country and beyond.  Discover your new favorite musical theater songs, before they become the stuff of Broadway legend!   (more...)

Dick Cavett, Nikki M. James, Karen Mason Among Presenters for 2017 MAC Awards; Songwriter Nominees Announced!Dick Cavett, Nikki M. James, Karen Mason Among Presenters for 2017 MAC Awards; Songwriter Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????Among those on hand to present the 2017 MAC Awards will be author and talk show host DICK CAVETT, as well as Broadway stars NIKKI M. JAMES (The Book of Mormon; Les Miserables), KAREN MASON (Sunset Boulevard; Hairspray), SALLY MAYES (She Loves Me; Steel Magnolias), SHARON McNIGHT (Starmites), DOREEN MONTALVO (On Your Feet; In the Heights), and MARY TESTA (Xanadu; On the Town). (more...)

Jackie Burns and Josh Page to Be Guests of Honor at MADAME'S SOIREEJackie Burns and Josh Page to Be Guests of Honor at MADAME'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked), and tenor Josh Page (America's Got Talent, Forte) as the guests of honor at the March edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

Broadway Dreams Sets Cities and Dates for 2017 Summer Intensive TourBroadway Dreams Sets Cities and Dates for 2017 Summer Intensive Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Broadway Dreams has set cities and dates for their 2017 Summer Intensive Tour, #ComeTogether. Launching in Atlanta, GA on June 4, 2017, the Summer Tour will offer the international non-profit's unique brand of performing arts training in 8 U.S. cities and Toronto, Canada. In each location, Broadway Dreams will present an incredible roster of top Broadway directors, performers, and industry insiders who will offer highly personalized musical theatre training and mentoring through week-long performing arts intensive workshops for students of all ages, skill levels, and socio- economic backgrounds. (more...)

Jackie Burns and Josh Page to Be Guests of Honor at MADAME'S SOIREEJackie Burns and Josh Page to Be Guests of Honor at MADAME'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked), and tenor Josh Page (America's Got Talent, Forte) as the guests of honor at the March edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater Amuses with New Video Game-Inspired Musical CLAUDIO QUESTBWW Review: Chance Theater Amuses with New Video Game-Inspired Musical CLAUDIO QUEST
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 20, 2017

Video games get the musical comedy treatment in CLAUDIO QUEST, a clever new musical now having its West Coast Premiere performances at Orange County's Chance Theater through February 26 in Anaheim. Those familiar with the 8-bit characters of games like Super Mario Bros. will be amused by the adventures of a pair of heroic brothers whose mission is to save the kidnapped princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing platypus terrorizing the kingdom. When the game suddenly changes players, the heroes are thrown for a loop and must figure out how to navigate and triumph this glitch-filled new world. (more...)

Video Game Musical CLAUDIO QUEST to Make West Coast Debut at Chance TheaterVideo Game Musical CLAUDIO QUEST to Make West Coast Debut at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its West Coast premiere production of ... Claudio Quest. With music, lyrics and book by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet, direction by Pailet, choreography by Maxx Reed and musical direction by Ryan O'Connell, Claudio Quest will preview from January 27 through February 3; regular performances will begin February 4 and continue through February 26 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

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