BWW Review: E Spot Lounge Welcomes MICHAEL LAVINE & FRIENDS
by Don Grigware - Apr 20, 2017

At the E Spot Lounge, upstairs at Vitello's, Studio City on Tuesday April 18, Amy Brothman and Dianne Fraser produced a delightfully eclectic evening of song and storytelling under the supervision of musical director Michael Lavine, titled simply Michael Lavine & Friends. What a treat! Lavine, who lives most of the year in New York, is a director, performer, coach and musical genius par excellence. He has produced a CD also entitled Michale Lavine & Friends, which, like the show, offers rarely heard songs from less familiar Broadway shows. Some of these are musical gems, and for one reason or another, never hit the charts. (more...)

Young Composers Featured in Colony Theatre's GOT MUSICAL Program Today
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

A new musical theatre composer -- '21 years old'? No, it's not a typo: in fact there are three of them in the got musical program for May 6 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, an evening of highlights of this year's season of development at the New Musicals Initiative and the Academy For New Musical Theatre. Actually, they're 21, 22 and 23 years old and they're the winners of the New Voices Project at ANMT, sponsored in part by Walt Disney Imagineering. (more...)

Young Composers to Be Featured in Colony Theatre's GOT MUSICAL Program, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

A new musical theatre composer -- '21 years old'? No, it's not a typo: in fact there are three of them in the got musical program for May 6 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, an evening of highlights of this year's season of development at the New Musicals Initiative and the Academy For New Musical Theatre. Actually, they're 21, 22 and 23 years old and they're the winners of the New Voices Project at ANMT, sponsored in part by Walt Disney Imagineering. (more...)

Actors Fund Benefit Concert and Musical Tribute to Life, Legacy of Rick Starr Set for Tonight in LA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Please help salute renowned music historian Rick Starr, former manager of the legendary sheet music store Hollywood Sheet Music, and pillar of the entertainment community. Rick offered his expertise in classic popular song and theatre music to scores of singers over the years. (more...)

STARR QUALITY, Actors Fund Benefit Concert and Musical Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rick Starr for ONE NIGHT ONLY Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Please help salute renowned music historian Rick Starr, former manager of the legendary sheet music store Hollywood Sheet Music, and pillar of the entertainment community. Rick offered his expertise in classic popular song and theatre music to scores of singers over the years. (more...)

Actors Fund Benefit Concert and Musical Tribute to Life, Legacy of Rick Starr for One Night Only 11/21 in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

Please help salute renowned music historian Rick Starr, former manager of the legendary sheet music store Hollywood Sheet Music, and pillar of the entertainment community. Rick offered his expertise in classic popular song and theatre music to scores of singers over the years. (more...)

Starr Quality Benefit Set for 11/21 to Honor Hollywood Sheet Music's Rick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

One night only - Please help salute renowned musicologist Rick Starr, former manager of the legendary Hollywood Sheet Music. Rick was a pillar of the entertainment community who offered his expertise in classic popular song and theatre music to scores of singers. All proceeds will be donated to The Actors Fund. Directed by David Galligan, celebrated director of the famed annual S.T.A.G.E. Benefit Concert Series. Musical director, Tom Griep, along with Randy Landas on bass and Denise Fraser on drums, leads an outstanding line-up of performers singing songs chosen for them by Rick. All proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Enchants Griffith Park
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 9, 2012

What revels are in hand in Griffith Park this summer? An abundance of mirth, merriment, mischief, and magic, all part of Independent Shakespeare Co.'s 2012 summer of Free Shakespeare. (more...)

ANMT'S Launches 2011/12 Concert Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011

What would you pay for a miracle? The people of the small town of Painted Post, Massachusetts have got plenty of reasons to believe. It is 1945, and not only has the town lost many of its young men in the war, but now a vision of the Virgin Mary has appeared in the window above the sickbed of a comatose young girl. So what if the girl's mother charges admission to pray at her bedside and witness the vision? And when the girl suddenly awakens after five years, she is pregnant. Could it be yet another miracle -- or just one of her mother's hoaxes? (more...)

Musical Mashup of Gilbert & Sullivan wins New Musicals Search 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2010

If all the absurd events happening on Wall Street these days sound to you like something out of a Gilbert & Sullivan parody, well, it turns out you'd be absolutely right...and, in fact, the new musical Gilbert & Sullivan on Wall Street has won First Prize in the Academy for New Musical Theatre's 2010 Search for New Musicals and will be presented in concert at the Colony Theatre in Burbank on Monday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Musical Mashup of Gilbert & Sullivan wins New Musicals Search 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2010

If all the absurd events happening on Wall Street these days sound to you like something out of a Gilbert & Sullivan parody, well, it turns out you'd be absolutely right...and, in fact, the new musical Gilbert & Sullivan on Wall Street has won First Prize in the Academy for New Musical Theatre's 2010 Search for New Musicals and will be presented in concert at the Colony Theatre in Burbank on Monday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Bringing AT HOME IN MITFORD to Life as a Musical
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 26, 2009

AT HOME IN MITFORD, a new musical based on the popular novel by Jan Karon, will receive a one night only concert reading October 26 at 7:30 pm. Its part of The Academy for New Musical Theatre's reading series at The Colony Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

Bringing AT HOME IN MITFORD to Life as a Musical
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 19, 2009

AT HOME IN MITFORD, a new musical based on the popular novel by Jan Karon, will receive a one night only concert reading October 26 at 7:30 pm. Its part of The Academy for New Musical Theatre's reading series at The Colony Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

LaChiusa Appears at Blank's Gala for Girly Show, Aug. 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2005

Michael John LaChiusa will provide both songs and piano accompaniment for the female stars of The Girly Show at the Blank Theatre Company's 15th Anniversary Gala on August 15th (more...)

STARR QUALITY, Actors Fund Benefit Concert and Musical Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rick Starr for ONE NIGHT ONLY 11/21
by Molly Tracy - Jan 1, 2001

Please help salute renowned music historian Rick Starr, former manager of the legendary sheet music store Hollywood Sheet Music, and pillar of the entertainment community. Rick offered his expertise in classic popular song and theatre music to scores of singers over the years. (more...)