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BWW Review: Fogelberg Score Soars in PART OF THE PLAN at TPACBWW Review: Fogelberg Score Soars in PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 11, 2017

Singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg's music has provided the soundtrack for so many people's lives over the past 40 years that it should come as no surprise that his remarkable catalogue of music now provides the score for a new musical with its sights focused on a Broadway transfer. But does Part of the Plan have the legs for such a momentous leap of faith and a story that will sell tickets? (more...)

Photo Flash: PART OF THE PLAN Opens in NashvillePhoto Flash: PART OF THE PLAN Opens in Nashville
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

PART OF THE PLAN a new, original musical presented by K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, makes its world premiere at theJames K. Polk Theater (505 Deaderick St. Nashville, TN) opening officially on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The show began previews on Friday, September 8th.  The developmental production will run through Sunday, September 24, 2017. (more...)

The Day of the Show: PART OF THE PLAN Opens TonightThe Day of the Show: PART OF THE PLAN Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 10, 2017

With Nashville's theater/music/entertainment/arts communities now abuzz about the world premiere of Part of the Plan, a new musical by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris that is inspired by the music of American troubadour Dan Fogelberg, and which features a score of songs from among the singer/songwriter's catalog of biggest hits. (more...)

Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris' PART OF THE PLAN Set to Debut at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts CenterKate Atkinson and Karen Harris' PART OF THE PLAN Set to Debut at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 6, 2017

Though it may not have started out that way - and it was never a part of their plan - Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris, the two women who are responsible for bringing the new musical Part of the Plan to life onstage, may be proof positive that women, indeed, are getting the job done. (more...)

PART OF THE PLAN: Why A New Dan Fogelberg Musical Has Its Roots Firmly Planted in Music CityPART OF THE PLAN: Why A New Dan Fogelberg Musical Has Its Roots Firmly Planted in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 4, 2017

With only days before the first preview performance of Part of the Plan (followed by a gala opening night on Sunday, September 10), the new musical drawing its score and inspiration from the catalog of troubadour Dan Fogelberg, the widely respected singer/songwriter who spent much of his early career in Nashville, attention should be paid to the motivating factors that led the producers to debut their show in Music City - with a look at the show's roots that are firmly planted in Tennessee. (more...)

For Leading Man Harley Jay It's All Just A PART OF THE PLANFor Leading Man Harley Jay It's All Just A PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 3, 2017

Talk to actor/singer Harley Jay about his current project - the new musical Part of the Plan that draws from the catalogue of singer/songwriter and troubadour Dan Fogelberg - and you'll soon notice how enthusiastic he is about the show. In fact, if you don't leave that conversation feeling just as excited about POTP as he is, you may need to get yourself checked out. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN Preps for Nashville Opening 9/8Photo Coverage: Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN Preps for Nashville Opening 9/8
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 1, 2017

Part of the Plan - a new musical featuring 20 iconic songs from the catalogue of acclaimed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg - celebrates its world premiere and its possible trek toward Broadway with a 19-performance run at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The production opens Thursday, September 8 and continues through September 24 at TPAC's James K. Polk Theatre, with a gala red carpet event heralding the show's official opening night on Sunday, September 10. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Hatty King, Nathan Keffer Head to Jimmy Awards After Spotlight Award WinsHatty King, Nathan Keffer Head to Jimmy Awards After Spotlight Award Wins
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

Hatty King of Lipscomb Academy in Nashville and Nathan Keffer of Ravenwood High School in Brentwood took home top honors at the 2017 Spotlight Awards - held Saturday night at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall - winning "Best Actress" and "Best Actor" awards respectively. The two travel to New York next month to compete nationally in the Jimmy Awards on June 26. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 11, 2017 #TheatreThursdayGOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 11, 2017 #TheatreThursday
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 11, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, May 11, 2017 (aka #TheatreThursday, y'all!) and we're just dying to ask the musical question: What shows will you be seeing this weekend? We hope you'll live life dramatically and make it to at least one production - but multiples are even better! (more...)

Erica and Miles Aubrey to Host SPOTLIGHT AWARDS 5/13Erica and Miles Aubrey to Host SPOTLIGHT AWARDS 5/13
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 28, 2017

Miles and Erica Aubrey, Nashville-based performers with a broad range of Broadway, TV, film, and music credits, will lead a full day of performance workshops and serve as celebrity co-hosts for the Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards, or 'Spotlight Awards,' presented in partnership between the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and Lipscomb University on May 13. (more...)

Staged Reading This Week for New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLANStaged Reading This Week for New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2016

Tony Award-nominated director Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!) helms Part of the Plan, an original musical featuring the songs of the late, celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, currently in development at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center which this week will receive a 29-hour Equity staged reading with three invitation-only presentations September 22-24. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli Joins Lineup for BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY at 54 Below, 5/31Robert Cuccioli Joins Lineup for BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY at 54 Below, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a selection of Broadway Stars in Broadway Does Country on May 31, 2015 at 10PM Broadway Does Country, is an authentic hoedown which celebrates the best of country music. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 25-31, Featuring Laura Osnes, Nick Spangler, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 25-31, Featuring Laura Osnes, Nick Spangler, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 24, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Nick Spangler Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein; The Shapiro Sisters: Life Would Be Better If It Were A Musical; An Evening with Laura Osnes; #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert; and Broadway Does Country. (more...)

Laura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next WeekLaura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Next week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Beth Leavel, Laura Osnes and More Set for BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY at 54 Below This MonthBeth Leavel, Laura Osnes and More Set for BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY at 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a selection of Broadway Stars in Broadway Does Country on May 31, 2015 at 10PM. Broadway Does Country is an authentic hoedown which celebrates the best of country music. (more...)

Erin Davie to Lead GALACTIC CIGARETTES PRESENTS: IT'S YOUR WORLD Industry Reading; Sheryl Kaller to DirectErin Davie to Lead GALACTIC CIGARETTES PRESENTS: IT'S YOUR WORLD Industry Reading; Sheryl Kaller to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

On March 27, Tony Award Nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall, Mothers and Sons) will direct an industry reading of GALACTIC CIGARETTES PRESENTS: IT'S YOUR WORLD! at Pearl Studios on 8th Avenue, New York. (?www.ItsYourWorldMusical.com) (more...)

World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More Closes TodayWorld Premiere of AMAZING GRACE with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2014

The pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony AwardŽ winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), closes today, Nov. 2, at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe). AMAZING GRACE opened Oct. 19 in Chicago. (more...)

AMAZING GRACE is Broadway-Bound and Seeking a TheatreAMAZING GRACE is Broadway-Bound and Seeking a Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2014

Producer Carolyn Rossi Colpeland revealed to The New York Times that she is in search of a spot on Broadway for the musical AMAZING GRACE. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Josh Young Performs 'Testimony' from Broadway-Bound AMAZING GRACESTAGE TUBE: Josh Young Performs 'Testimony' from Broadway-Bound AMAZING GRACE
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2014

Broadway In Chicago opened the the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE this week, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli. Below, check out the Chicago Tribune's Showcase video featuring Josh Young performing 'Testimony!' (more...)

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