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Yellow Sound Label & Playwrights Horizons Release Original Cast Recording of Musical IOWA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director, Tim Sanford; Managing Director, Leslie Marcus) has announced that the score for their World Premiere production of the musical IOWA has been preserved as an Original Cast Recording, produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, The Visit, Big Fish) and Todd Almond. IOWA is written by Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun) with music by Todd Almond (Girlfriend) and lyrics by Ms. Schwartz and Mr. Almond. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BIKINIS Relive Their Heyday in Westchester
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

You've heard of the Jersey Boys?  Welcome the 'Jersey Girls' to Westchester! It's the summer of 1964, and four inseparable friends form a girl group called The Bikinis, win a talent contest, and make it to the top! Now, many years and a few pounds later The Bikinis reunite for a show filled with sun and fun and all the great songs they sang on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore.  Join them as they relive their heyday and put on a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles! (more...)

Opening Night 20 Years Ago: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE opened at the Westside Theatre on August 1, 1996 and continued for a whopping 12 years making it the second longest-running musical in Off-Broadway history after THE FANTASTICKS. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Present THE BIKINIS, 7/13-31
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre presents, in association with Miracle or 2 Productions, The Bikinis, a celebration of great songs from the 1960s through today. (more...)

Julie White & More Set for Playwrights Horizons' 2015 Gala Celebrating Peter Jay Sharp Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala this evening, May 4 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. (more...)

Julie White & More Set for Playwrights Horizons' 2015 Gala Celebrating Peter Jay Sharp
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 4 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Horizons' IOWA!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Apr 14, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz, opened last night, April 13, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: IOWA Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Almond & Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IOWA, Opening Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

IOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Previews begin tomorrow, today, March 20 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's Antlia Pneumatica at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for IOWA's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' IOWA
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Feb 20, 2015

Playwrights Horizons will present IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan SmithBlackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Riverside Theatre's THE BIKINIS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, begins its 2014-2015 season with the 60's musical beach party, The Bikinis. This festive musical showcases 30 classic hits from the 60's and 70's as a fictional girl group reunites after 20 years for a benefit concert. Created by Ray Roderick and James Hindman, The Bikinis performs on the Stark Stage from tonight, October 28 - November 16, 2014. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Presents THE BIKINIS, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, begins its 2014-2015 season with the 60's musical beach party, The Bikinis. This festive musical showcases 30 classic hits from the 60's and 70's as a fictional girl group reunites after 20 years for a benefit concert. Created by Ray Roderick and James Hindman, The Bikinis performs on the Stark Stage from today, October 28 - November 16, 2014. (more...)

Riverside Theatre to Present THE BIKINIS, 10/28-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, begins its 2014-2015 season with the 60's musical beach party, The Bikinis. This festive musical showcases 30 classic hits from the 60's and 70's as a fictional girl group reunites after 20 years for a benefit concert. Created by Ray Roderick and James Hindman, The Bikinis performs on the Stark Stage from October 28 - November 16, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BIKINIS in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jul 15, 2014

Not your ordinary revue (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents THE BIKINIS, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre presents, in association with Miracle or 2 Productions, The Bikinis, a celebration of great songs from the 1960s through today. The show will take place in the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre from July 9 through July 27, 2014. Tickets are $55. The show was created and written by Ray Roderick and James Hindman, with music arrangements by Joseph Baker, and additional music and lyrics by Baker and Roderick. The cast includes Meghan Duffy, Lori Hammel, Regina Levert, and Karyn Quackenbush. (more...)

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