THE PROM Composer Matthew Sklar To Receive The Dramatists Guild Frederick Loewe AwardTHE PROM Composer Matthew Sklar To Receive The Dramatists Guild Frederick Loewe Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced Tony-nominee Matthew Sklar as the recipient of the Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition for his score to the Broadway musical, The Prom.  (more...)

3VIEWS ON THEATER Launches This Fall3VIEWS ON THEATER Launches This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

The Lillys - in partnership with a broad coalition of theater artists - is pleased to announce 3Views on Theater, a new online journal aimed to expand and deepen theater journalism, writing in many voices about our community. 3Views will generate original content in three categories: Reviews, Interviews, and Purviews (articles submitted by theater artists including responses to reviews, original reviews, opinion pieces, and features). (more...)

The Orchard Project Announces its 2019 Summer Program Participants and Special EventsThe Orchard Project Announces its 2019 Summer Program Participants and Special Events
by Sarah Hookey - May 30, 2019

The Orchard Project is announcing the artists participating in its thirteenth summer theatre residency program. More than 30 artists and ensembles were selected for residencies this summer from nearly 1000 theatre artists and companies who applied. (more...)

Students from TDF's Wendy Wasserstein Project Will Celebrate Graduation on June 3Students from TDF's Wendy Wasserstein Project Will Celebrate Graduation on June 3
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students and their mentors who have participated in the TDF Wendy Wasserstein Project, the theatre arts mentoring program, (formerly called "Open Doors"), that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation ceremony at 5:30pm on Monday, June 3at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC). The graduation ceremony will open with a performance by Aisha Jackson who covers the role of Anna in Disney's Frozen. (more...)

Ars Nova, The Public, and More Receive NAMT GrantsArs Nova, The Public, and More Receive NAMT Grants
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces 11 awards granted from their Frank Young Fund for New Musicals(formerly known as the National Fund for New Musicals), and six awards granted from their Innovation & Exploration Fund. (more...)

27 Writers Of 9 New Musicals Announced For Rhinebeck Writers Retreat27 Writers Of 9 New Musicals Announced For Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019

Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans announced the 27 writers of nine new musicals for Rhinebeck Writers Retreat's summer weeklong residencies. This year's artists include Obie-winner Heather Christian, Kleban-winner Brian Crawley, TV and film writers Bekah Brunstetter (THIS IS US) and Cinco Paul (DESPICABLE ME), inaugural Stephen Schwartz Award winner Oliver Houser, and ASCAP Foundation scholarship winner Khiyon Hursey. The musicals cover a wide range of subjects. Four have LGBTQ themes: a historical look at Florida in the 1950s (IN A SUNSHINE STATE), a Palestinian/Israeli love story (BORDERS), a modern coming of age of a young black man (SEAN'S STORY PART I | THE AWAKENING), and a fantasy queer rock musical celebrating lady love (TL;DR: THELMA LOUISE; DYKE REMIX). Two are darkly comedic historical musicals: one featuring Mary Magdelene (A.D. 16) and the second a WWII plot to foil Hitler (OPERATION MINCEMEAT). Other subjects include the opioid crisis (ALMOST HEAVEN), the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 (THE GOLDEN SPIKE), and a mystery involving a woman with a sleep disorder (NARCOLEPSY). (more...)

TheaterWorksUSA Announced The Creation Of Artistic Ambassadors At Last Night Benefit GalaTheaterWorksUSA Announced The Creation Of Artistic Ambassadors At Last Night Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

Last night, TheaterWorksUSA celebrated 57 years with its benefit at The Current at Chelsea Piers hosted by Broadway's James Snyder. The evening raised critical funds to support TheaterWorksUSA's mission which addresses the disproportionate accessibility of theater for young people by creating exceptional, transformative theatrical experiences for audiences in diverse communities throughout New York City and North America. The sold-out event honored TheaterWorksUSA champions, Marco Masotti and Tracy Stein, Judith C. Prince, and apple seeds. (more...)

Industry Reading Set for New Play FOR BETTER FOR WORSE Starring Andrew Chappelle & Alison LuffIndustry Reading Set for New Play FOR BETTER FOR WORSE Starring Andrew Chappelle & Alison Luff
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019

Producers Hunt Lowry announced today that an industry reading of Arnold's play For Better For Worse will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at District Social (252 W 37th St.).  (more...)

THE BATTLE, NOT THE WAR: A New Musical Plays Feinstein's/54 BelowTHE BATTLE, NOT THE WAR: A New Musical Plays Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents THE BATTLE, NOT THE WAR: A NEW MUSICAL with book, music, and lyrics by ZACHARY CATRON and direction by INDIA MARIE PAUL on June 4th, 2019 at 9:30 PM. Experience the forgotten story of gay men and women in the U.S. Army during World War II through a brand-new voice in musical theater. This concert production, commemorating the Stonewall Riots' 50th Anniversary, features a score which spans campy, soldier-show drag and tragic, wartime loss. (more...)

Symphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY Kicks Off Tonight with Judy KuhnSymphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY Kicks Off Tonight with Judy Kuhn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019

Symphony Space's fourth annual PROJECT BROADWAY begins tonight featuring a week of programs from April 22 - April 29. The series this year honors the women who have written, performed in, and inspired some of the great works of the American musical.  (more...)

American Music Theatre Project 2018-2019 Season Continues With Workshop Performances, A Songwriters' Showcase And MoreAmerican Music Theatre Project 2018-2019 Season Continues With Workshop Performances, A Songwriters' Showcase And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University's School of Communication will present workshop performances of three new music theater works as the 2018-2019 season continues. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Announces Recipients of 2019 Jonathan Larson GrantsAmerican Theatre Wing Announces Recipients of 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are Julia Gytri & Avi Amon (book, music and lyrics), Emily Gardner Xu Hall (book, music and lyrics), Andy Roninson (music and lyrics), and Ben Wexler (music and lyrics). Four prestigious grants of $10,000 each, as well as additional support in the form of residencies, concerts, and recording grants, totaling over $50,000, will be presented on Monday, March 19, 2018 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Gets Cast RecordingKirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Gets Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) and Yellow Sound Label announce the release of the original cast recording of Kristen Childs' rowdy, wild, and hilarious Bella: An American Tall Tale. Hard copies of the album, produced by Michael Croiter, can be purchased at yellowsoundlabel.com and phnyc.org beginning February 22, when it will also become available digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Apple Music. Pre-orders are available now via iTunes. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Rounds Out Season with Rajiv Joseph's New Musical FLY and Premiere of THE COAST STARLIGHTLa Jolla Playhouse Rounds Out Season with Rajiv Joseph's New Musical FLY and Premiere of THE COAST STARLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

La Jolla Playhouse announces the final two productions for its 2019/2020 season, including the world premiere of the Playhouse-commissioned The Coast Starlight, by Keith Bunin (Playhouse's Without Walls production of Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir), directed by Tyne Rafaeli (Off-Broadway's Usual Girls). Developed during the Playhouse's 2018 DNA New Work Series, The Coast Starlight will run August 20 - September 15 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Comes to Maplewood's Burgdorff Center For The Performing ArtsTHE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Comes to Maplewood's Burgdorff Center For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

New theater company comes to Maplewood, NJ from the prolific vision of Gregory Omar Osborne. The launch of Progressive Theater is made possible through the support of South Orange/Maplewood Coalition on Race & Maplewood Township bringing you THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN in lieu of Black History Month, February 16th & 17th. Progressive Theater aims to tell culturally enriched stories that empower people of color, and captivate all audiences with the focus being on the change we want to see in the theater community. (more...)

Applications Open For Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Summer ResidenciesApplications Open For Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Summer Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced applications are open for this summer. Nine musical theatre writing teams will be awarded nine consecutive weeklong residencies in the Hudson Valley between June 30 and September 1. Each team gets a private retreat to focus solely on writing their new musical. All writers are eligible and their musical can be at any stage of development. All costs are covered including travel up to $750, and each writer gets a $500 stipend. Writers with children are welcomed to apply. There is no fee for applications received by February 6 and there is a fee of $20 for the final deadline of February 16.  More information and the online application can be found at https://www.rhinebeckwriters.org/2019-residencies. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Alysha Umphress & More Feature On New Album ALL THE POSSIBILITIES: BROADWAY SINGS WARTOFSKYKate Baldwin, Alysha Umphress & More Feature On New Album ALL THE POSSIBILITIES: BROADWAY SINGS WARTOFSKY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

With lead vocals by a dozen Broadway stars, Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the debut album of eleven original songs by award-winning songwriter and Berklee College of Music Professor Michael Wartofsky, in digital, streaming and physical formats, today, Friday, January 4. (more...)

Fra Fee, John Lloyd Young, Chita Rivera, and More Next Week at 54 BelowFra Fee, John Lloyd Young, Chita Rivera, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond (more...)

Photo Flash: Ziegfeld Club Hosts Annual Grant PresentationsPhoto Flash: Ziegfeld Club Hosts Annual Grant Presentations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

On Monday, November 5, 2018, The Ziegfeld Club Inc, one of New York City's first performing arts charities to benefit women presented it's annual grants during a private ceremony held at the historic New Amsterdam Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Patti Murin, Cory Cott, Norm Lewis, and the Company of THE 24 HOUR MUSICALSPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Patti Murin, Cory Cott, Norm Lewis, and the Company of THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Creatives and actors are working away today on THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS - which will take place tonight at 8:00 PM at The American Airlines Theatre. Get a peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

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