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Web Series WHAT A DRAG to Premiere This Weekend Photo Web Series WHAT A DRAG to Premiere This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2021

What A Drag, a new LGBTQIA+ comedy web series will debut October 30,2021, starring Prescott Seymour (Also known by their famed drag persona 'Sutton Lee Seymour') and John Wascavage (writer/ creator) as the series leads.

Ronvé O'Daniel and Jevares Myrick Release New Music Video 'So Far to Go' From LETTER Photo Ronvé O'Daniel and Jevares Myrick Release New Music Video 'So Far to Go' From LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2020

New American musical in development Letters to the President has released a music video of “So Far to Go,” written by Ronvé O’Daniel and Jevares Myrick. The video is now streaming online as part of O’Daniel and Myrick’s newly launched Composer and Lyricist Artist Channel on Broadway on Demand.

PETER PAN, GODSPELL and More Announced in Berkshire Theatre Group's Revised 2020 Seas Photo PETER PAN, GODSPELL and More Announced in Berkshire Theatre Group's Revised 2020 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2020

Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced Berkshire Theatre's revised 2020 Season. Below is a message from Kate Maguire, sent out to all patrons on March 31:

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2020 Summer Season Photo Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2020 Summer Season
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 13, 2020

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce Berkshire Theatre's 2020 Summer Season, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date.

Photo Flash: Inside Industry Reading Of THREETIMESFAST Starring Ashley PĂ©rez Flanaga Photo Photo Flash: Inside Industry Reading Of THREETIMESFAST Starring Ashley PĂ©rez Flanagan, Adam Halpin and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2020

ThreeTimesFast, a new musical by Teresa Lotz and Naomi Matlow, held industry readings on February 3rd and 4th, 2020 in New York City. ThreeTimesFast features music by Teresa Lotz, lyrics by Naomi Matlow, and book by Lotz and Matlow. The reading was directed by Michael Bello (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, We Are The Tigers), with music direction by Elizabeth Doran (Mean Girls) and dramaturgy by Jessica Kahkoska (Agent 355). Stage Management was by Helen Irene Muller, with casting by Kate Lumpkin Casting.

Ashley PĂ©rez Flanagan, Adam Halpin, Nathan Salstone, And More To Lead THREETIMESFAST Photo Ashley PĂ©rez Flanagan, Adam Halpin, Nathan Salstone, And More To Lead THREETIMESFAST Industry Reading
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2020

PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List! Photo PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2019

Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).

Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre Announces 2019 Writer In Residence Jessica Kahkos Photo Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre Announces 2019 Writer In Residence Jessica Kahkoska
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2019

As part of its commitment to the development of new and emerging writers and the fostering of new work, Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre (SCRT) and Artistic Director Eli Carpenter are proud to announce the 2019 Writer in Residence, Jessica Kahkoska.

BWW Interview: In Conversation with Ashley Teague of Notch Theatre Company and Jessic Photo BWW Interview: In Conversation with Ashley Teague of Notch Theatre Company and Jessica Kahkoska about Wild Home: An American Odyssey
by Jessica Kahkoska - Jun 7, 2019

In Conversation with Ashley Teague of Notch Theatre Company and Jessica Kahkoska about Wild Home: An American Odyssey

BWW Interview: Ashley Teague And Jessica Kahkoska of WILD HOME: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY a Photo BWW Interview: Ashley Teague And Jessica Kahkoska of WILD HOME: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY at Notch Theatre Company
by Jessica Kahkoska - May 31, 2019

Wild Home: An American Odyssey is a new theatre project by Notch Theatre Company that brings to the stage the hopes, struggles, and experiences of local communities in areas under serious threat from extractive industries. After Wild Home's recent performance in The North Fork Valley of Colorado, Ashley Teague, Artistic Director of Notch Theatre Company and playwright Jessica Kahkoska discuss the program and look to its next steps.

Photo Flash: Inside LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT, A New Multi-Composer Song Cycle Photo Photo Flash: Inside LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT, A New Multi-Composer Song Cycle
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2019

Since George Washington took office in 1783, writing letters to the President has provided citizens of all ages, races, political parties, and backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes, and dreams. Letters to the President reimagines this archival canon of letters as a multi-composer song cycle, with each song inspired by an individual letter in the archive.

Andrew Chappelle, Whitney Bashor And More Join LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT At Cooper Uni Photo Andrew Chappelle, Whitney Bashor And More Join LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT At Cooper Union
by Julie Musbach - Apr 1, 2019

Letters to the President is a new multi-composer song cycle that reimagines letters written to Presidents throughout United States history. Each song is inspired by an individual archival letter and written by a different composer or writing team. The evening will feature composers' songs performed by a Broadway cast alongside readings of the letters that inspired them.

Notch Theatre Company And Jessica Kahkoska Launch WILD HOME: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY Photo Notch Theatre Company And Jessica Kahkoska Launch WILD HOME: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY
by Stephi Wild - Mar 20, 2019

Notch Theatre Company, Playwright Jessica Kahkoska and the community of Colorado's North Fork Valley will kick off Wild Home: An American Odyssey with a free, public performance on April 27th, 2019.

WE ARE THE TIGERS to Release Off-Broadway Cast Album Photo WE ARE THE TIGERS to Release Off-Broadway Cast Album
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 14, 2019

Midnight Theatricals and S. Asher Gelman, producer of the original pop/rock musical and teen horror comedy We Are The Tigers, have announced that a cast album is in the works and will be released on April 26 through Broadway Records, the Grammy-winning record label dedicated to preserving musical theatre and theatre vocalists The album is available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com.

LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT At The Cooper Union Announces Composer Line Up Photo LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT At The Cooper Union Announces Composer Line Up
by Julie Musbach - Mar 11, 2019

Letters to the President, the multi-composer song cycle, reimagines letters written to Presidents throughout our United States history. Each song is inspired by an individual letter and written by a different composer or writing team.

Photo Flash: The New Musical WE ARE THE TIGERS Celebrates Opening Night! Photo Photo Flash: The New Musical WE ARE THE TIGERS Celebrates Opening Night!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2019

Midnight Theatricals celebrates opening night of for WE ARE THE TIGERS, the original pop/rock musical and teen horror comedy written & composed by Preston Max Allen and produced by S. Asher Gelman, that will made its New York Premiere Off-Broadway at Theater 80 (80 St. Mark's Place). Michael Bello directs the pitch-black comedy about a dismally low-ranking team of cheerleaders trying to survive the night while being terrorized by a serial killer. Music supervision and arrangements are by Patrick Sulken.

LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT In Concert Comes to Cooper Union April 8 Photo LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT In Concert Comes to Cooper Union April 8
by Julie Musbach - Feb 21, 2019

Letters to the President is a multi-composer song cycle in development with The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.  A concert presentation of the new work is set for Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7pm in the historic Great Hall at Cooper Union.

New Pop/Rock Musical WE ARE THE TIGERS Opens At Theater 80 Tonight Photo New Pop/Rock Musical WE ARE THE TIGERS Opens At Theater 80 Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2019

Midnight Theatricals has annouced an updated performance schedule and released a new trailer for WE ARE THE TIGERS, the original pop/rock musical and teen horror comedy written & composed by Preston Max Allen and produced by S. Asher Gelman, that will open Off-Broadway at Theater 80 (80 St. Mark's Place) tonight at 8:00PM Michael Bello directs the pitch-black comedy about a dismally low-ranking team of cheerleaders trying to survive the night while being terrorized by a serial killer. Music supervision and arrangements are by Patrick Sulken. The production began previews on Thursday, February 7, 2019, and will run through April 17. www.tigersmusical.com

Video: Mimi Scardulla Performs "Captain Of The Team" From WE ARE THE TIGERS Photo Video: Mimi Scardulla Performs "Captain Of The Team" From WE ARE THE TIGERS
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2019

Maybe it was the full on split!? Actress MiMi Scardulla is getting a lot of buzz this week as a video of her rehearsing 'Captain of the Team', a number from the original pop/rock musical and teen horror comedy WE ARE THE TIGERS has ignited over 100K views in just a few days time.  

Photo/Video: First Look at WE ARE THE TIGERS Off-Broadway Photo Photo/Video: First Look at WE ARE THE TIGERS Off-Broadway
by Julie Musbach - Feb 1, 2019

Get a first look below at WE ARE THE TIGERS, the upcoming original pop/rock musical and teen horror comedy written & composed by Preston Max Allen and produced by S. Asher Gelman, that will make its New York Premiere Off-Broadway at Theater 80 (80 St. Mark's Place) this winter.

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