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Bio:
Tony, Emmy and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer of the Broadway musicals Elf and The Wedding Singer (Tony nomination for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction for the critically ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Tony, Emmy and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer of the Broadway musicals Elf and The Wedding Singer (Tony nomination for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction for the critically ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: Thoughtful, Satisfying THE PROM at the Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: Thoughtful, Satisfying THE PROM at the Hippodrome
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 19, 2022

there's hardly a joke that misfires, hardly a dance step that doesn't thrill, and hardly a song that doesn't connect. It all works together, and the audience will leave utterly sated. Not to miss.

THE WEDDING SINGER Announces New Sydney and Melbourne Dates Photo THE WEDDING SINGER Announces New Sydney and Melbourne Dates
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2022

Due to scheduling changes as a result of COVID-19, The Wedding Singer musical has set new dates for seasons opening across Sydney and Melbourne from January 2022.  

BWW Review: THE PROM at Eisenhower Theatre At The Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: THE PROM at Eisenhower Theatre At The Kennedy Center
by Ken Kemp - Jan 8, 2022

The Prom, playing at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater through January 16th, is an old school, classic Broadway Musical that is a must see.

BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL is a jolly good time! Photo BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL is a jolly good time!
by Adrienne Proctor - Jan 2, 2022

Elf The Musical is a jolly fun, heartwarming holiday tale for the whole family. Poteet Theatre inside St. Luke's United Methodist Church presents this musical on their cozy stage in downtown Oklahoma City. Buddy Hobbs grows up at the North Pole, and soon discovers he's not one of Santa's elves at all, but a human with a real dad and brother in NYC.

THE PROM To Play St. Louis's Fabulous Fox Theatre Photo THE PROM To Play St. Louis's Fabulous Fox Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2021

Producers and co-Presidents of the Prom Committee are excited that the National Tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical THE PROM will play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from January 25 – February 6.

THE PROM Will Play in Overture Hall in March Photo THE PROM Will Play in Overture Hall in March
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2021

Producers and co-presidents of the Prom Committee announced today that the National Tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical THE PROM will play at Overture Center for the Arts from Tuesday, March 22 through Sunday, March 27.

Drury Lane Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season Photo Drury Lane Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2021

With Tony Award-winning musicals A Chorus Line and Rogers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, plus the empowering story of Steel Magnolias, Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit Murder on the Orient Express, and the family-friendly holiday spectacular Elf the Musical, Drury Lane introduces what’s sure to be a thrilling 2022/23 theatre season.

VIDEO: Watch an All New Clip From THE PROM in Mexico Photo VIDEO: Watch an All New Clip From THE PROM in Mexico
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021

An all new clip has been released from the Spanish-language production of the hit musical The Prom currently playing at Centro Cultural Teatro II in México City.

BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Beck Center For The Arts Photo BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Beck Center For The Arts
by Roy Berko - Dec 5, 2021

Each holiday season Beck Center presents a child-centric show. The scripts are the likes of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and SHREK. These are selections that have audience involving stories, well-known music and lyrics, show-stoppers, farcical humor or dramatic intrigue, and the opportunity for choreographic creativity.

BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Pioneer Theatre Company Brings Out the Inner Child Photo BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Pioneer Theatre Company Brings Out the Inner Child
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 4, 2021

​​​​​​​Pioneer Theatre Company’s ELF THE MUSICAL (returning in a new professional production after its 2013 bow) is a fun holiday outing.  Directed by Sesame Street’s Alan Muraoka, it brings out the inner child in the characters, actors, and audience alike. 

Photos: The Grand Prairie Arts Council to Present ELF THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: The Grand Prairie Arts Council to Present ELF THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2021

The Grand Prairie Arts Council will present Elf the Musical, written by Thomas Meehan, Matthew Sklar, and Chad Beguelin and directed by Mallory Roelke. The show runs December 3 - 12, 2021, at the Uptown Theater located at 120 E Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. 

BWW Feature: PIA DOUWES MAAKT COMEBACK IN MUSICAL THE PROM! Photo BWW Feature: PIA DOUWES MAAKT COMEBACK IN MUSICAL THE PROM!
by Chantal Kunst - Dec 1, 2021

Internationaal musical vedette en meervoudig Award winnares Pia Douwes keert terug op de vaderlandse podia. Theaterproducent De Graaf & Cornelissen Entertainment is trots om bekend te maken dat Pia Douwes vanaf september 2022 de hoofdrol in de nieuwe musical The Prom zal vertolken. Het is dan drie jaar geleden dat Pia in een Nederlandse theaterproductie te zien was. Pia Douwes zal in de voorstelling de rol van Dee Dee Allen spelen, een rol die Meryl Streep in de verfilming van de musical vertolkte. 'Ik ben enorm blij met het vertrouwen van artistiek producent Hans Cornelissen,' laat Pia Douwes weten. 'De rol van Dee Dee Allen, een ervaren maar ook een narcistische en uitgerangeerde musicalactrice, is geweldig om te spelen. Ik heb uiteraard de film gezien en ik verheug me om volgend jaar te gaan repeteren met een ongetwijfeld geweldige cast.'

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents ELF THE MUSICAL Photo BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents ELF THE MUSICAL
by Herbert Paine - Nov 29, 2021

Tyler Pirrung is terrific as Buddy in Arizona Broadway Theatre's ELF THE MUSICAL, directed and choreographed by Kurtis Overby. The show runs through December 29th.

The Broward Center For The Performing Arts Presents A Multitude Of Merriments This D Photo The Broward Center For The Performing Arts Presents A Multitude Of Merriments This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 24, 2021

Former NBA sharpshooter JJ Redick and music legends Dave Koz and David Foster as well as a Motown icon double bill of The Temptations and The Four Tops are just part of the magic this December at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway hits The Prom, Elf The Musical and Kinky Boots join the slate of spectacles and international hits featuring STOMP, Champions of Magic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, and Cirque Dreams Holidaze. 

A Complete Guide to Every Broadway Cameo in TICK, TICK...BOOM! Photo A Complete Guide to Every Broadway Cameo in TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by Michael Major - Nov 23, 2021

Although Lin-Manuel Miranda’s film adaption of tick, tick…BOOM! already features an all-star cast including Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Joshua Henry, and more, the film features an endless amount of cameos that would keep any musical theatre fan excited. Check out our complete guide to every musical theatre cameo in tick, tick…BOOM!

THE WEDDING SINGER Announces Perth Season For February 2022 Photo THE WEDDING SINGER Announces Perth Season For February 2022
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2021

Perth audiences will finally experience the feel-good musical comedy, The Wedding Singer, opening at His Majesty's Theatre in February 2022.

VIDEO: First Look At ELF THE MUSICAL, JR At Stages Theatre Company Photo VIDEO: First Look At ELF THE MUSICAL, JR At Stages Theatre Company
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2021

Stages Theatre Company announces the return of live in-door theatre as it presents ELF THE MUSICAL, JR. Buddy the Elf is back at Stages this holiday season in his quest to find his true identity.

The Grand Prairie Arts Council to Present ELF THE MUSICAL Photo The Grand Prairie Arts Council to Present ELF THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2021

The Grand Prairie Arts Council will present Elf the Musical, written by Thomas Meehan, Matthew Sklar, and Chad Beguelin and directed by Mallory Roelke. The show runs December 3 - 12, 2021, at the Uptown Theater located at 120 E Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. Reserved seating tickets are $25, $20, and $15.

Broward Center & The Parker Announces Lineup of Holiday Shows Photo Broward Center & The Parker Announces Lineup of Holiday Shows
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2021

Holiday traditions, seasonal spectacles and merry music superstars can all be found on the stages of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and The Parker this season.

Broadway's THE PROM Comes to Broward Center This December Photo Broadway's THE PROM Comes to Broward Center This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2021

Producers and co-Presidents of the Prom Committee announced the National Tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical THE PROM will play at the Broward Center from December 14, 2021 - December 19, 2021.

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