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17th Annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions For 2022 Workshop Photo 17th Annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions For 2022 Workshop
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University once again seek out the nation's most talented young songwriters and writing teams for the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, now in its 17th year. The free weeklong songwriting workshop returns to Northwestern's Evanston campus from June 19-25.

Christine Baranski, Sutton Foster and More to Take Part in 92Y Upcoming Events Photo Christine Baranski, Sutton Foster and More to Take Part in 92Y Upcoming Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021

92Y has announced upcoming events, both online and in-person! Programming will feature Christine Baranski, Sutton Foster and more.

The 92Y School of Music Announces New Guests for Cabaret Conversations Photo The 92Y School of Music Announces New Guests for Cabaret Conversations
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 8, 2021

The 92Y School of Music announces new guests for their popular interview series, Cabaret Conversations, now in its second year, as well as new dates for Cabaret History and Great Performances. Previous speakers in the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award-nominated series have included Chita Rivera and Joe Iconis. Led by award-winning cabaret historian and performer, Michael Kirk Lane these programs are perfect for both practitioners and fans of the art form.

Key West's Ericson Holt to Release '99 Degrees' Photo Key West's Ericson Holt to Release '99 Degrees'
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2021

He added guitar to his repertoire with a bit of help from his cousin, a gifted Chet Atkins style player, who taught him the Nashville number system of writing out chord charts. 

16th Annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions Photo 16th Annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2020

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University are seeking the nation's most talented young songwriters and writing teams for the 16th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. The free weeklong songwriting workshop will take place virtually from June 20-26, 2021.

BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS: Bonds in a Salon at Beef & Boards Photo BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS: Bonds in a Salon at Beef & Boards
by The Marriage Matinee - Jan 12, 2020

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a much beloved play and film full of the charms of the South and the wit and resilience of the women who inhabit it. It has so many timeless themes, like the bonds of womanhood, the trials of courtship, the anxieties of motherhood and aging. What makes it such an enduring presence on the stage is the way these themes interweave to create peaks of humor and valleys of tragedy that ultimately show a beauty salon is more than a place to beautify. It is a place to forge friendships that are there to catch you when you fall.

Beef & Boards Opens 2020 Season With STEEL MAGNOLIAS Photo Beef & Boards Opens 2020 Season With STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2020

Filled with both sass and Southern charm, Steel Magnolias opens the 2020 Season at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, with performances now through Feb. 2.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Announced At Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Photo STEEL MAGNOLIAS Announced At Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2019

Filled with both sass and Southern charm, Steel Magnolias opens Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's 2020 Season on Jan. 4.

Photo Flash: Eric Michael Gillett Returns To The Laurie Beechman Photo Photo Flash: Eric Michael Gillett Returns To The Laurie Beechman
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019

Last night six time MAC Award Winner Eric Michael Gillett ((Broadway's Sweet Smell of Success, Kiss Me Kate, The Frogs and Television's Quantico, Mysteries of Laura, Daredevil, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) returned to the stage at the Laurie Beechman Theatre with Stop This Train, his first new solo show in five years. Seen most recently as Paul Manafort on Showtime's The Loudest Voice, Gillett's Stop This Train is a wry and witty collections of songs and observations about navigating the aging process while trying to keep both your dignity and your mind intact. Featuring contemporary songwriters Dar Williams, David Yazbeck, Paul Gordon, Craig Carnelia, Peter Mills, Demi Lovato, and John Mayer, along with classic cabaret and musical theater composers Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, along with original songs by musical director Mike Pettry (Television's Documentary Now! Presents Original Cast Album: Co-Op)

Johnny Mercer Foundation and AMTP Announces 14th Songwriters Project Lineup Photo Johnny Mercer Foundation and AMTP Announces 14th Songwriters Project Lineup
by Sarah Hookey - May 22, 2019

Multi-platinum-selling and award-winning songwriter Lindy Robbins will join the roster of master teachers for the 14th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, a partnership between the Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University.

Country Music Artist Lari White Honored With Frost School Of Music Distinguished Alu Photo Country Music Artist Lari White Honored With Frost School Of Music Distinguished Alumnus Award Posthumously  
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 23, 2019

On January 23, 2018 GRAMMY Award-winning country music artist and Frost School of Music alumna Lari White (BM'88) lost her brief battle with cancer at only 52 years old.  A loving, friend, wife, mother, Nashville and Broadway music icon and actor, Lari left an indelible mark on everyone she met,

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2018 Photo Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2018
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.

Norma Luther, Ernie Nolan Named 'Theaterati of the Year' at Midwinter's First Night Photo Norma Luther, Ernie Nolan Named 'Theaterati of the Year' at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 29, 2018

Ernie Nolan, executive artistic director of Nashville Children's Theatre, and Norma Luther, who took over ownership of Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and spearheaded its renaissance in 2017, last night claimed top honors as "Theaterati of the Year" at Midwinter's First Night at Music Valley Event Center.

Nashville Theater Family Mourns the Death of Grammy Award-Winner/Broadway Veteran Lar Photo Nashville Theater Family Mourns the Death of Grammy Award-Winner/Broadway Veteran Lari White
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 23, 2018

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer and actress Lari White Cannon who made her Broadway debut in the Johnny Cash musical review Ring of Fire died early this morning in Nashville after a battle with peritoneal cancer. She was 52 years old.

Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Returns for 13th Year at Northwestern University Photo Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Returns for 13th Year at Northwestern University
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University are seeking the nation's most talented young songwriters and writing teams for the 13th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. The free, weeklong songwriting workshop will take place June 24 to 30, 2018, on Northwestern's Evanston campus.

NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals Launches Today Photo NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents its 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, set for today, October 19, and tomorrow, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicked off yesterday, October 18, with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute.

Chilina Kennedy, Jenna Ushkowitz and More to Star in NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musi Photo Chilina Kennedy, Jenna Ushkowitz and More to Star in NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces additional casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Photo National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of directors and initial casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute.

PART OF THE PLAN: Why A New Dan Fogelberg Musical Has Its Roots Firmly Planted in Mus Photo PART OF THE PLAN: Why A New Dan Fogelberg Musical Has Its Roots Firmly Planted in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 4, 2017

With only days before the first preview performance of Part of the Plan (followed by a gala opening night on Sunday, September 10), the new musical drawing its score and inspiration from the catalog of troubadour Dan Fogelberg, the widely respected singer/songwriter who spent much of his early career in Nashville, attention should be paid to the motivating factors that led the producers to debut their show in Music City - with a look at the show's roots that are firmly planted in Tennessee.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for the FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of new musicals for their 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute.

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