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Kenneth Ferrone's credits encompass Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theater, Television and Film. He directed the 1st National Tour of CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE 90?s MUSICAL, WHEN BLOOD RAN RED for the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and the upcoming premiere of THE WANDERER, based on Rock ... (read more)
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Kenneth Ferrone's credits encompass Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theater, Television and Film. He directed the 1st National Tour of CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE 90?s MUSICAL, WHEN BLOOD RAN RED for the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and the upcoming premiere of THE WANDERER, based on Rock ... (read more)
The Casts of THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS and SISTAS: THE MUSICAL to Sing National Anthem at the Yankees Game The Casts of THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS and SISTAS: THE MUSICAL to Sing National Anthem at the Yankees Game
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The casts (and their alumni) of Off-Broadway's long-running hits THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS and SISTAS: THE MUSICAL have been selected to perform the National Anthem for the New York Yankees home game vs. the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium this Wednesday, September 19th at 7:05 pm. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and the YES Network. (more...)

MT Shorts Celebrates Launch Of New Platform With Premiere Concert-Screening MT Shorts Celebrates Launch Of New Platform With Premiere Concert-Screening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

MT Shorts will celebrate its official launch, with a premiere screening of its first musical short film, Hey, Beautiful!, by award-winning composing team Nat Zegree and Eric Holmes at a one night only star-studded concert featuring selections from the duo's songbook at The Cutting Room on September 24th at 8PM. (more...)

Christy Altomare, Joey McIntyre, and Mike Wartella Will Lead a Workshop of Dion DiMucci Musical THE WANDERER Christy Altomare, Joey McIntyre, and Mike Wartella Will Lead a Workshop of Dion DiMucci Musical THE WANDERER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Wanderer, the new musical based on the life of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dion DiMucci, has found the cast for its workshop. Mike Wartella will play Dion himself, while Christy Altomare will play Dion's wife, Susan. Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block will play Johnny. The full cast is listed below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Industry Reading for THE WANDERER: A Dion DiMucci Musical Photo Coverage: Inside the Industry Reading for THE WANDERER: A Dion DiMucci Musical
by Linda Lenzi - May 7, 2018

THE WANDERER, written by Charles Messina, is a new musical based on the life of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Dion DiMucci. The play chronicles Dion's life from his early years in The Bronx through his rise to fame and confronts Dion's struggles with his musical identity, his battle with drug addiction, his spiritual awakening and his place in Rock n' Roll history.  Through a musical journey that spans decades, THE WANDERER follows the extraordinary life of an ordinary kid from New York City (more...)

Lucie Pohl Presents HI, HITLER AND APOHLCALYPSE NOW! At The Lyric Hyperion Lucie Pohl Presents HI, HITLER AND APOHLCALYPSE NOW! At The Lyric Hyperion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Fresh off the heels of a smash hit OFF-Broadway run at New York's prestigious Cherry Lane Theatre, German-born-NYC-raised comedian, actor and writer Lucie Pohl will bring her newly re-worked first critically acclaimed show Hi, Hitler to The Lyric Hyperion Theatre for one night only on Saturday, November 4th at 8pm. As Mercy in Blizzard Entertainment's top video game Overwatch, and appearances on several fan-favorite TV shows and films, in addition to her lauded one-woman shows, Pohl is a star on the rise. The grand-niece of iconic poet/playwright Bertolt Brecht and the daughter of German actor Klaus Pohl and Romanian singer Sanda Weigl, Pohl is carrying the distinguished legacy of her family into the 21st century. Tickets are currently on sale and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lucie-pohl-hi-hitler-tickets-43179621410?aff=es2 and https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lucie-pohl-apohlcalypse-now-tickets-43179701650?aff=es2 (more...)

Longest-Running African American Musical In NY History to Appear On Channel 4's 'New York Live' Tomorrow Longest-Running African American Musical In NY History to Appear On Channel 4's 'New York Live' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

The longest-running African American musical in New York history, SISTAS: THE MUSICAL, will be the main segment on WNBC's "New York Live" tomorrow(Tuesday) at 11:30 am. The co-host of Channel 4's highly popular lifestyle show, Jacque Reid, pretaped an interview at the theatre with two of the stars of SISTAS,Haley Swindal and Nesha Ward. Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Kenneth Ferrone ("Smash," "Grease Live!"), SISTAS: THE MUSICAL opened Off-Broadway October 23, 2011. The show was released on DVD and digital download (iTunes, Netflix) by RLJ Worldwide/One Village Entertainment in 2013, and has been nationally broadcast on the BET Network. (more...)

NY's Longest-Running African American Musical Celebrates Seventh Smash Year NY's Longest-Running African American Musical Celebrates Seventh Smash Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

With the arrival of 2018, the long-running smash SISTAS: THE MUSICAL had its seventh New Year's celebration at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Kenneth Ferrone ( Smash, Grease Live! ), SISTAS: THE MUSICAL opened Off-Broadway October 23, 2011. The show was released on DVD and digital download (iTunes, Netflix) by RLJ Worldwide/One Village Entertainment in 2013, and has been nationally broadcast on the BET Network. The production is now the longest-running African American musical in New York history. (more...)

Lucie Pohl presents HI, HITLER at The Lyric Hyperion Lucie Pohl presents HI, HITLER at The Lyric Hyperion
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Fresh off the heels of a smash hit OFF-Broadway run at New York's prestigious Cherry Lane Theatre, German-born-NYC-raised comedian, actor and writer Lucie Pohl will bring her newly re-worked first critically acclaimed show Hi, Hitler to The Lyric Hyperion Theatre for one night only on Saturday, November 4th at 8pm. With a role in Blizzard Entertainment's top video game Overwatch, and appearances on several fan-favorite TV shows and films, in addition to her lauded one-woman shows, Pohl is a star on the rise. The grand-niece of iconic poet/playwright Bertolt Brecht and the daughter of German actor Klaus Pohl and Romanian singer Sanda Weigl, Pohl is carrying the distinguished legacy of her family into the 21st century. Tickets are currently on sale and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hi-hitler-tickets-39203625098. (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL Premieres at 5th Avenue Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the sweeping new musical, WATERFALL, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. The production officially opens tonight, October 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Griffith, Bie Sukrit, Thom Sesma and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Laura Griffith, Thom Sesma and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's WATERFALL
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June.  Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Laura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Rehearsals start this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre for the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June.  (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALL
by TV - On the Road - Jun 15, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Todd Susman to Star in WHEN BLOOD RAN RED at KulturfestNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Orange is the New Black mainstay cast member Todd Susman, who plays Harold Bloom, father of series lead Larry Biggs in the Netflix hit, helms the casting of this new drama along with Tony Award nominee Jonathan C. Kaplan, (Falsettos, The Diary of Anne Frank), Opera icon Lawrence Craig (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme) at Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, on Monday, June 15 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Padgett and More in the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Go inside opening night below! (more...)

Emily Padgett Leads World Premiere of Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL, Beginning Tonight in Pasadena
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit to lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Performances at Pasadena Playhouse take place tonight, May 29, through June 28, 2015, followed by a Seattle run October 1-25, 2015. (more...)

Thom Sesma, J. Elaine Marcos & Bie Sukrit to Join Emily Padgett in World Premiere of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in announcing that Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit will lead the cast of the world premiere of Waterfall, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. (more...)

Nat Zegree's BRING THE SPRING Set for Laurie Beechman Theatre, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Say farewell to winter with Nat Zegree and friends as they premiere fresh new theatre and pop songs, including numbers from the upcoming musicals THE KING'S CRITIQUE and DR. KILGORE. Nat Zegree has returned to the New York stage with his second solo show to feature a special sneak peek at the two new musicals that he's writing with Eric Holmes (Smash). From behind the piano, Nat will premier musical theatre and pop songs with the help of his very talented friends. Come join the party and drink away the winter blues! (more...)

SISTAS: THE MUSICAL Celebrates Third Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

SISTAS: The Musical, the joyful Off-Broadway production recently celebrated its three year anniversary at St. Luke's Theatre. The cast, crew, and creative team gathered after the November 8 performance to celebrate with audience members and to kick off the show's fourth season. (more...)

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