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New Musicals from Lynne Shankel, Sara Cooper and Billy Recce Will Be Featured in New  Photo New Musicals from Lynne Shankel, Sara Cooper and Billy Recce Will Be Featured in New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2020

The 13th season of New York Theatre Barn's signature New Works Series continues Monday, April 6th, 2020, with exclusive pre-premieres of the new musicals HoT and Dimes. New York Theatre Barn serves as a home for new musicals during incubation.

Photo Flash: Inside Scott Nevins' SPARKLE Benefit Concert At The Green Room 42 Photo Photo Flash: Inside Scott Nevins' SPARKLE Benefit Concert At The Green Room 42
by Robert Diamond - Dec 14, 2019

The annual holiday extravaganza SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returned to New York City on December 1 for its 8th consecutive year, once again benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund.

Jenn Colella, Jennifer Damiano, and More Join NAMT's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Photo Jenn Colella, Jennifer Damiano, and More Join NAMT's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Julie Musbach - Oct 18, 2019

National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces final casting for the 31st Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).

NAMT Kicks-Off Festival Of New Musicals With THE 46TH MINUTE Photo NAMT Kicks-Off Festival Of New Musicals With THE 46TH MINUTE
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre will kick-off this year's Festival of New Musicals at The Green Room 42 (at the Yotel, 570 10th Ave) with The 46th Minute concert on Wednesday, October 23 at 7 PM.  This concert is open to the public and tickets starting at $22, can be purchased by visiting TheGreenRoom42.poptix.com. 

Erika Henningsen, Kristolyn Lloyd Among Initial Casting of FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Photo Erika Henningsen, Kristolyn Lloyd Among Initial Casting of FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2019

National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces preliminary casting and additional programming for the 31st Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 at New World Stages

Photo Flash: Ariana DeBose Returns To The Birdland Stage! Photo Photo Flash: Ariana DeBose Returns To The Birdland Stage!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 14, 2019

Birdland was proud to present Broadway singer/dancer Ariana DeBose in concert on Monday, February 11. 

Sierra Boggess, Lindsay Mendez, Among Stars to Perform at ASTEP Gala Photo Sierra Boggess, Lindsay Mendez, Among Stars to Perform at ASTEP Gala
by Julie Musbach - Nov 29, 2018

Artists Striving to End Poverty is celebrating its Tenth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 10 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. A special auction through Charitybuzz will feature exclusive experiences from Hamilton, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady & Wicked in addition to The Prom, Come From Away, King Kong, and many more!

Lynne Shankel's New Musical POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN to Have First Industry Presentatio Photo Lynne Shankel's New Musical POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN to Have First Industry Presentation This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2018

The new musical POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN will have its first industry presentation in New York City on January 12th. This timely new musical features a book by Crystal Skillman (Geek, Mary & Max) and music and lyrics by Lynne Shankel (Allegiance, Cry- Baby, bare: The Musical, Altar Boyz), with direction by Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Carrie, bare: the Musical, Altar Boyz), musical direction by Michael Gacetta (Groundhog Day, Matilda) and music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Mean Girls, Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, Company).

Ruthie Ann Miles, George Salazar And More Added To ASTEP Benefit Line Up Photo Ruthie Ann Miles, George Salazar And More Added To ASTEP Benefit Line Up
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2017

Artists Striving to End Poverty's Ninth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 11 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. Additional exclusive experiences from Mean Girls, SpongeBob SquarePants and Come From Away have been added to the special auction through Charitybuzz, which also features your personal voicemail recorded by Oscar Isaac, experiences with Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera, Bronx Tale, and so much more!

Broadway Records Announces MAD LIBS LIVE! Original Cast Recording Photo Broadway Records Announces MAD LIBS LIVE! Original Cast Recording
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2017

Broadway Records today announced that Mad Libs Live! (Original Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday December 15, 2017. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com.

COME FROM AWAY's Caesar Samayoa to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE Photo COME FROM AWAY's Caesar Samayoa to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE
by Julie Musbach - Oct 16, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce this year's line-up for the MIDDAY CABARETS and SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE hosted byCome From Away's Caesar Samayoa, which are part of the 29th annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).

Stars of WICKED, SUNSET BOULEVARD and More to Lead PETER, DARLING Musical Readings in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Prior to its world premiere at Casa Ma√Īana Theatre next February,¬†Peter, Darling: The New Peter Pan Musical will have two industry presentations in Manhattan next month.

MAD LIBS LIVE! Heads Into the Recording Studio; Cast Album Out Spring 2017
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 9, 2017

Two-time Grammy Award Winning Producer, Michael J. Moritz Jr. and Broadway's Kevin Duda are partnering to produce the Off Broadway Cast Album of Mad Libs Live! 

Catherine Walker, Cast of MAD LIBS LIVE and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Tonight, November 19th, Broadway Sessions welcomes Catherine Walker, Chris Newcomer and the cast of Mad Libs Live.

Catherine Walker & More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 11/19
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 17, 2015

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.

Photo Flash: Go Inside the (Adjective) Opening Night of MAD LIBS LIVE!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 4, 2015

MAD LIBS LIVE! the official musical inspired by the popular fill-in-the-blanks game, Mad Libs premiered earlier this week at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, NYC for a limited run through January 3, 2016. Check out photos from opening night below!

MAD LIBS LIVE! Premieres Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

MAD LIBS LIVE! the official musical inspired by the popular fill-in-the-blanks game, Mad Libs premieres tonight, November 2, at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, NYC for a limited run through January 3, 2016.

Cast Announced for MAD LIBS LIVE! at New World Stages
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 8, 2015

¬†Jeanfranco Cardentey¬†(Spring Awakening/Hangar Theatre),¬†Lindsey Brett Carothers¬†(Bring It On:The Musical/Broadway),¬†Max Joseph¬†(Curious George/TheatreWorks USA),¬†Melody Madarasz¬†(Academia Nuts/NYMF),¬†Zachary Noah Piser(Godspell/Marriott Theater)¬†and¬†Santina Umbach¬†(Mamma Mia!/Broadway) will star in the Off Broadway premiere of the interactive family musical,¬†MAD LIBS¬ģ¬†LIVE!¬†based on the classic fill-in-the-blank word game Mad Libs¬ģ, which will begin performances on November 1 at¬†New World Stages¬†for a limited engagement.

A-SIDES: THE SONGS OF ANNA K. JACOBS Set for Laurie Beechman Theatre, 2/2
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 29, 2015

On Monday, February 2nd at 9:30pm, performers will gather to perform A-Sides: The Songs of Anna K. Jacobs at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

THE SONGWRITERS' SALON Returns to Times Square Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Songwriters' Salon, produced by Write Act Rep, John Lant Producing Artistic Director Conceived and directed by Colton Pometta, returns tonight, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Times Square Arts Center (300 W. 43rd St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036).

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