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Broadway Books: 10 Books on Acting to Read While Staying Inside! Photo Broadway Books: 10 Books on Acting to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2020

Looking for something new to read while staying inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 of our favorite books on acting!

VIDEO: Paper Mill Explores Critics and Criticism for Humanities Symposium Series Photo VIDEO: Paper Mill Explores Critics and Criticism for Humanities Symposium Series
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2020

Paper Mill Playhouse has shared a flashback installment of its Humanitarian Symposium Series taking an inside look at critics and criticism. 

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, July 2- Judy Kuhn, Conor McPherson and More Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, July 2- Judy Kuhn, Conor McPherson and More
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 2, 2020

Today (July 2) in live streaming: Conor McPherson visits Meet the Makers, Judy Kuhn has a classic conversation and so much more!

Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed History Books to Read While Staying Inside! Photo Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed History Books to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2020

Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 of our favorite theatre-themed history books to fill the void!

The Off Broadway Alliance Announces Dates For The 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance A Photo The Off Broadway Alliance Announces Dates For The 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2020

The Nominating Committee of the Off Broadway Alliance has announced important dates for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards.

Venice Theatre Opens 70th MainStage Season With BORN YESTERDAY Photo Venice Theatre Opens 70th MainStage Season With BORN YESTERDAY
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2019

Born Yesterday opens Venice Theatre's 70th MainStage Season on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. It will keep audiences laughing through Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets begin at $27 for adults, $17 for college students, and $15 for youth through 12th grade. They are available online at www.venicetheatre.org or by calling the box office at 941.488.1115.

MORMON BOY Transfers To 'Storytelling Tuesdays' At Oscar's Palm Springs Photo MORMON BOY Transfers To 'Storytelling Tuesdays' At Oscar's Palm Springs
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2019

The one-man hit CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY transfers to Oscar's in Palm Springs May 7 - 28 before playing South Africa in July!

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents PHANTOM Photo Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents PHANTOM
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2018

Yeston & Kopit's 'PHANTOM' made its New York Premiere here at WBT in 1992. During our record breaking nine- month run, over 120,000 people attended. Night after night, audiences rose to their feet for the stunning musical thriller. The original production was directed by William Pullinsi and starred Robert Cuccioli as the Phantom and Glory Crampton as Christine Daee. 'PHANTOM' returned to our stage in 1996 and 2007 directed and choreographed by Tom Polum, who had been in the original production. This extraordinary piece will grace our stage once again with Tom Polum at the helm.  

Photo Flash: First Look at WBT's PHANTOM Photo Photo Flash: First Look at WBT's PHANTOM
by Julie Musbach - Sep 5, 2018

Arthur Kopit/ Maury Yeston's 'PHANTOM' made its New York Premiere here at WBT in 1992. During our record breaking nine- month run, over 120,000 people attended. Night after night, audiences rose to their feet for the stunning musical thriller. The original production was directed by William Pullinsi and starred Robert Cuccioli as the Phantom and Glory Crampton as Christine Daee. 'PHANTOM' returned to our stage in 1996 and 2007 directed and choreographed by Tom Polum, who had been in the original production. William Stutler, Robert Funking, and the entire staff of WBT are very excited that this extraordinary piece, once again directed and choreographed by Tom Polum, will grace our stage.

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents PHANTOM Photo Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents PHANTOM
by Julie Musbach - Aug 29, 2018

Arthur Kopit/ Maury Yeston's 'PHANTOM' made its New York Premiere here at WBT in 1992. During our record breaking nine- month run, over 120,000 people attended. Night after night, audiences rose to their feet for the stunning musical thriller. The original production was directed by William Pullinsi and starred Robert Cuccioli as the Phantom and Glory Crampton as Christine Daee. 'PHANTOM' returned to our stage in 1996 and 2007 directed and choreographed by Tom Polum, who had been in the original production. William Stutler, Robert Funking, and the entire staff of WBT are very excited that this extraordinary piece, once again directed and choreographed by Tom Polum, will grace our stage.  

Repertorio Announces Marquez Adaptation EL CORONEL NO TIENE QUIEN LE ESCRIBA Photo Repertorio Announces Marquez Adaptation EL CORONEL NO TIENE QUIEN LE ESCRIBA
by Julie Musbach - Jan 9, 2018

A new play directed by the renowned Colombian Director Jorge Al Triana, starring Germ n Jaramillo and Zulema Clares. The production marks the second work of Repertorio Espa ol's 50th Anniversary Season. Previews begin on February 23rd and the premiere will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2018

JEFF HARNAR to Reprise Critically Acclaimed 1991 Show THE 1959 BROADWAY SONGBOOK In New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 8/13 at 7 pm
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 23, 2016

1959 was a very good year for Jeff Harnar. It was the year the future cabaret star was born, but he couldn't know then that 1959 would also provide him with the material for what would eventually become one of his greatest cabaret performances. In 1991, for his second major engagement as a cabaret artist, Harnar made his debut at the famed Oak Room at the Algonquin with a show called THE 1959 BROADWAY SONGBOOK, featuring tunes from 21 musicals (including West Side Story, Gypsy, Fiorello, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Li'l Abner, and Flower Drum Song), that either opened or were still running that year. Directed by Sara Louise Lazarus with musical direction from pianist Alex Rybeck, Harnar's show strung together iconic Broadway songs into an imaginary musical with commentaries on love, marriage and politics, complete with an overture, entr'acte, intermission, and curtain call. The show and Harnar's performance (which would be filmed for a PBS special in 1993) drew raves from the New York entertainment press.

Kelrik Productions Presents VIOLET, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Kelrik Production's upcoming production of the award-winning off-Broadway hit musical VIOLET, a powerful and heartwarming story of a vulnerable young woman's challenges, loves and emotional journey, will now be staged today, May 15 - 31st, 2015 at the Monroe Forum Theater @ El Portal in North Hollywood.

Kelrik Production to Present VIOLET, 5/15-31
by Tyler Peterson - May 5, 2015

Kelrik Production's upcoming production of the award-winning off-Broadway hit musical VIOLET, a powerful and heartwarming story of a vulnerable young woman's challenges, loves and emotional journey, will now be staged May 15 - 31st, 2015 at the Monroe Forum Theater @ El Portal in North Hollywood. With a score by Jeanine Tesori (FUN HOME, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, SHREK THE MUSICAL, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE) and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. VIOLET is directed by Joshua Finkel.

AMERICAN GAMES Opens Tonight at American Theater of Actors
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 3, 2013

American Games, a new play written by Kevin Slack and directed by Phil Blechman, opens tonight, September 3, 2013 at The American Theater of Actors (314 West 54th Street, New York). Produced by Five Point Productions, a production company made up of recent Syracuse University graduates, American Games opens the 2013 Araca Project.

Taylor C. Hays, Matt Maretz & More Set for Five Point Productions' AMERICAN GAMES
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 23, 2013

Five Point Productions, a production company made up of recent Syracuse University graduates, has announced the cast and creative team for the off-Broadway world premiere of American Games, a new play written by Kevin Slack and directed by Phil Blechman. The production, which opens the 2013 Araca Project, will play at The American Theater of Actors (314 West 54th Street, New York) September 3-8, 2013.

Robert Cuccioli, Jackie Hoffman and More Take Part in Project Shaw's TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents Bernard Shaw's madcap comedy TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs.

Mandy Patinkin Performs in DRESS CASUAL at SOPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Celebrating its 7th consecutive season, SOPAC hosts a one-night only benefit concert with Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, tonight, June 22nd at 8pm. Accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, Patinkin brings his critically acclaimed theatre concert titled 'Dress Casual'.

Robert Cuccioli, Jackie Hoffman and More Take Part in Project Shaw's TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents Bernard Shaw's madcap comedy TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs.

Mandy Patinkin to Perform in DRESS CASUAL at SOPAC, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

Celebrating its 7th consecutive season, SOPAC hosts a one-night only benefit concert with Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, on Saturday, June 22nd at 8:00pm. Accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, Patinkin brings his critically acclaimed theatre concert titled 'Dress Casual'.

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