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Tickets For World Premiere Country Musical MAY WE ALL Go On Sale This Week Photo Tickets For World Premiere Country Musical MAY WE ALL Go On Sale This Week
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2021

MAY WE ALL save the date for Summer 2022, as Brian Kelley and his production company CuzBro Productions, in partnership with Lively McCabe Entertainment (Executive Producer Michael Barra), welcome the highly-anticipated Country musical to Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at the World Premiere of MYSTIC PIZZA at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo VIDEO: Get a First Look at the World Premiere of MYSTIC PIZZA at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2021

Trade one quaint New England seacoast village for another this fall with the world premiere of Mystic Pizza: A New Musical at Ogunquit Playhouse. Get a first look at video of the production!

VIDEO: Meet the Girls of MYSTIC PIZZA at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo VIDEO: Meet the Girls of MYSTIC PIZZA at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021

Trade one quaint New England seacoast village for another this fall with the world premiere of Mystic Pizza: A New Musical at Ogunquit Playhouse. Through October 2, 2021, Ogunquit Playhouse's 25,000-square-foot, open-air Leary Pavilion is hosting the new musical based on the beloved 1988 romantic comedy that launched the career of Julia Roberts. 

VIDEO: Get a First Look at the World Premiere of MYSTIC PIZZA at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo VIDEO: Get a First Look at the World Premiere of MYSTIC PIZZA at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

Trade one quaint New England seacoast village for another this fall with the world premiere of Mystic Pizza: A New Musical at Ogunquit Playhouse. Through October 2, 2021, Ogunquit Playhouse's 25,000-square-foot, open-air Leary Pavilion is hosting the new musical based on the beloved 1988 romantic comedy that launched the career of Julia Roberts.

Mystic Pizza is a Slice of Musical Heaven! Photo Mystic Pizza is a Slice of Musical Heaven!
by - Aug 29, 2021

Trade one quaint New England seacoast village for another this fall with the world premiere of Mystic Pizza: A New Musical at Ogunquit Playhouse. From September 1 through October 2, 2021, Ogunquit Playhouse’s 25,000-square-foot, open-air Leary Pavilion will host the new musical based on the beloved 1988 romantic comedy that launched the career of Julia Roberts. Mystic Pizza is produced in association with Lively McCabe Entertainment.

Krystina Alabado, Kyra Kennedy, Gianna Yanelli and More to Star in MYSTIC PIZZA World Photo Krystina Alabado, Kyra Kennedy, Gianna Yanelli and More to Star in MYSTIC PIZZA World Premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2021

From September 1 through October 2, 2021, Ogunquit Playhouse’s 25,000-square-foot, open-air Leary Pavilion will showcase the new musical based on the beloved 1988 MGM romantic comedy with original story and characters by Amy Holden Jones. Mystic Pizza is produced in association with Lively McCabe Entertainment.

MYSTIC PIZZA Musical Will Premiere at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse This Summer Photo MYSTIC PIZZA Musical Will Premiere at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse This Summer
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 30, 2021

The initial production of the new musical stage adaptation of the 1988 Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) motion picture MYSTIC PIZZA, with story and characters by Amy Holden Jones, will open this summer at the Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. 

MAY WE ALL Featuring the Music of Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Johnny Cash & More Sets N Photo MAY WE ALL Featuring the Music of Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Johnny Cash & More Sets Nashville Residency for Summer 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2021

Lively McCabe Entertainment¬†and¬†CuzBro Productions¬†‚Äď the production company founded by¬†Brian Kelley¬†of the¬†multi-platinum, award-winning duo¬†Florida Georgia Line¬†‚Äď will world premiere the musical¬†MAY WE ALL¬†in June 2022 as a special presentation of Tennessee Performing Arts Center‚Äôs Broadway at TPAC series.

Industry Pro Newsletter: A 'Devastating' blow for UK producers, a look back on the ye Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: A 'Devastating' blow for UK producers, a look back on the year that was, and how Australian Operas and Orchestras are looking to 2021
by Alex Freeman - Dec 21, 2020

As we find ourselves in the midst of the holiday calendar, a normally busy time for producing organizations across the world feels very different this year.

Sara Bareilles, Audra McDonald, Marlo Thomas and More to Appear on FREE TO BE…YOU A Photo Sara Bareilles, Audra McDonald, Marlo Thomas and More to Appear on FREE TO BE…YOU AND ME Benefit Special
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2020

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that they will host a very special 'Free To Be...You and Me' episode of 'Stars In The House' on Friday, June 26 at 8PM ET.

Casting Announced for SISTER ACT at The John W. Engeman Theater Photo Casting Announced for SISTER ACT at The John W. Engeman Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2020

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for SISTER ACT. Performances begin on Thursday, March 19 and run through Sunday, May 3, 2020.

CLUE: A NEW COMEDY Starring John Treacy Egan, Mariah Burks and More Will Begin Perfor Photo CLUE: A NEW COMEDY Starring John Treacy Egan, Mariah Burks and More Will Begin Performances on January 25
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2020

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will bring the madcap mystery Clue: A New Comedy to the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square. Performances begin January 25, 2020 and continue through February 23, 2020.

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley/CuzBro Prods Joins the Producing Team of Country  Photo Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley/CuzBro Prods Joins the Producing Team of Country Musical MAY WE ALL
by Rebecca Russo - Oct 16, 2019

Lively McCabe Entertainment announces a partnership with Brian Kelley -- of the multi-platinum, award-winning duo Florida Georgia Line -- via his CuzBro Productions banner, on the recently announced new musical MAY WE ALL. Kelley and partners Stephen Snedden and Justin Halliwell join previously announced producers, Lively McCabe Entertainment President Michael Barra, and Elyse Cogan, Director, Theatrical for BMG. CuzBro will be actively involved in the creative development of the project, and a developmental production will be staged in Memphis, Tennessee at Playhouse on the Square in the fall of 2020 (dates TBA). The producers are simultaneously pursuing a feature film adaptation of the musical.

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley Joins The Producing Team Of Country Musical MAY W Photo Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley Joins The Producing Team Of Country Musical MAY WE ALL
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2019

Lively McCabe Entertainment announces a partnership with Brian Kelley -- of the multi-platinum, award-winning duo Florida Georgia Line -- via his CuzBro Productions banner, on the recently announced new musical MAY WE ALL. Kelley and partners Stephen Snedden and Justin Halliwell join previously announced producers, Lively McCabe Entertainment President Michael Barra, and Elyse Cogan, Director, Theatrical for BMG. CuzBro will be actively involved in the creative development of the project, and a developmental production will be staged in Memphis, Tennessee at Playhouse on the Square in the fall of 2020 (dates TBA). The producers are simultaneously pursuing a feature film adaptation of the musical.

Photo Flash: BE MORE CHILL Composer Joe Iconis Honored At The Players Photo Photo Flash: BE MORE CHILL Composer Joe Iconis Honored At The Players
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2019

Last night, Monday, September 9, 2019, The Players honored Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill) with a Pipe Night, a club tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century.

Lively McCabe Promotes Allison Bressi To The Position Of Vice President Of Theater Photo Lively McCabe Promotes Allison Bressi To The Position Of Vice President Of Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2019

Lively McCabe Entertainment President Michael Barra proudly announces that Allison Bressi has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Theater.  Since April 2019, Ms. Bressi has worked with the production company as a Creative Development Consultant, assisting on the development of select stage musicals.

PUNK ROCK GIRL by Joe Iconis to Receive Developmental Reading Photo PUNK ROCK GIRL by Joe Iconis to Receive Developmental Reading
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2019

Lively McCabe Entertainment recently announced Punk Rock Girl, a new musical for the stage featuring a score of popular songs written and made famous by female artists and female-fronted bands including Blondie, Avril Lavigne, Joan Jett, P!nk, Gwen Stefani and more. A new collaboration with BMG and R&H Theatricals, A Concord Music Company, the musical features a book and arrangements by Tony Award-nominee Joe Iconis (Be More Chill). The project will be directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner (The Black Suits), with co-arrangements and orchestrations by Rob Rokicki (composer/lyricist of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical). Punk Rock Girl will be published and licensed by R&H Theatricals, A Concord Music Company.

The Players Presents A Pipe Night Honoring Joe Iconis On Monday Photo The Players Presents A Pipe Night Honoring Joe Iconis On Monday
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 5, 2019

The Players announces its next Pipe Night, honoring Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill). A favorite Players tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century, the Pipe Night for Mr. Iconis will be held on Monday, September 9th starting at 6:30 pm at The Players, located at 16 Gramercy Park South. 

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Bass Performance Hall Photo BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Bass Performance Hall
by Kathleen Anwar - Jul 27, 2019

If it's possible to be nostalgic for a time and place in which you've never lived, you will experience that feeling in A Bronx Tale.

Fort Worth Premiere Engagement Announced For A BRONX TALE Photo Fort Worth Premiere Engagement Announced For A BRONX TALE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2019

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly presents the first national tour of the hit Broadway production, A BRONX TALE, at Bass Performance Hall July 23-28. The show is part of Performing Arts Fort Worth's 2018-2019 Broadway at the Bass series. Tickets start at $44 and are on sale now!

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