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Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Creative for RUDDIGORE, OR THE WITCH'S CURS Photo Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Creative for RUDDIGORE, OR THE WITCH'S CURSE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse, presented January 3-19, 2020 in collaboration with Milwaukee Opera Theatre. Skylight celebrates its long history of producing the works of W.S. Gilbert (book and lyrics) and Arthur Sullivan (music) with an imaginatively reinvigorated production of this classic gothic operetta. Ruddigore will be performed in a special, limited run in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.

BWW Review:  BARAK BALLET BOURREES BACK TO THE BROAD WITH NEW REPERTOIRE at The Broad Photo BWW Review: BARAK BALLET BOURREES BACK TO THE BROAD WITH NEW REPERTOIRE at The Broad Stage
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 9, 2019

June 29, 2019 Melissa Barak's Ballet Company, Barak Ballet, is becoming a staple at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Since 2013, they have been appearing annually and she has continually delivered her talent and creativity to her home town.  A native Santa Monican, she is now one of America's foremost rising female choreographers.  Ms. Barak spent a decade dancing for New York City Ballet and choreographing for the School and Company of American Ballet at age 22. And her tenacity has paid off.

Barak Ballet Performs Its June Concert Series, New Repertoire, At The Broad Stage Photo Barak Ballet Performs Its June Concert Series, New Repertoire, At The Broad Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2019

Fresh off the company's successful debut of OFF Balance, a new experimental series which launched in March of this year, Barak Ballet returns to the proscenium stage on June 28-29 in Santa Monica, presenting a contemporary dance repertoire that has quickly propelled Barak's reputation as one of LA's most exciting dance companies.

Photo Flash: THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Celebrates The Release of the Cast Album Photo Photo Flash: THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Celebrates The Release of the Cast Album
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2019

The Evolution of Mann recently celebrated their cast album release with a party at Troy Liquor Bar. Check out the photos from the celebration below!

THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Will Release An Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording Photo THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Will Release An Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording
by Julie Musbach - Feb 7, 2019

The Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of The Evolution of Mann is set for digital release on Friday, February 15, 2019 on the Yellow Sound Label.

Photo Flash: THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Celebrates Opening Night At The Cell Photo Photo Flash: THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Celebrates Opening Night At The Cell
by Julie Musbach - Oct 9, 2018

The Evolution of Mann celebrated its opening night last Thursday October 4th at the cell (338 West 23rd Street).  The show began performances on September 25 and will continue performances through October 27.

BWW Review: THE EVOLUTION OF MANN at The Cell Photo BWW Review: THE EVOLUTION OF MANN at The Cell
by Kathryn Kitt - Oct 5, 2018

The Cell is a unique gallery space used to present new shows. A current charmer is the New York premiere of The Evolution of Mann, with music by Drama Desk Nominee Douglas J. Cohen (Children's Letters to God, The Opposite of Sex) and book by Dan Elish (13, the Musical) and based on Mr. Elish's novel, Nine Lives.

Max Crumm Stars In New Off-Broadway Musical THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Photo Max Crumm Stars In New Off-Broadway Musical THE EVOLUTION OF MANN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Nancy Manocherian's the cell (Artistic Director, Kira Simring), who scored a hit last season with the World Premiere musical Bastard Jones, will present the New York Premiere of THE EVOLUTION OF MANN, a musical featuring music & lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Douglas J. Cohen (Children's Letters to God, The Opposite of Sex) and book & lyrics by Dan Elish (13: The Musical) based on his novel, Nine Wives. Directed by Joe Barros (Bastard Jones), the production will star Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster!) in the title role. Previews begin September 23 at the cell with opening slated for Today, October 4.

New Musical Comedy THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Opens Off-Broadway, Today Photo New Musical Comedy THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Opens Off-Broadway, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Nancy Manocherian's the cell (Artistic Director, Kira Simring), who produced last season's critically acclaimed World Premiere musical Bastard Jones, presents the New York Premiere of THE EVOLUTION OF MANN, a musical featuring music & lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Douglas J. Cohen (Children's Letters to God, The Opposite of Sex) and book & lyrics by Dan Elish (13: The Musical) based on his novel, Nine Wives.  Directed by Joe Barros (Bastard Jones), the production stars Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster!) in the title role, with Allie Trimm (13: The Musical and Bye Bye Birdie on Broadway) and Leslie Hiatt. Now in previews, opening is slated for Today, October 4.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Henny Russell to Star in The Rep's ADMISSIONS Photo ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Henny Russell to Star in The Rep's ADMISSIONS
by Julie Musbach - Oct 2, 2018

The Rep is kicking off its 2018-2019 Studio Theatre season with Admissions, Joshua Harmon's 2018 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Play. Directed by Steven Woolf, it's a biting piece of theatre whose acidic humor goes straight for the throat.

New Musical Comedy THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Opens Off-Broadway, 10/4 Photo New Musical Comedy THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Opens Off-Broadway, 10/4
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2018

Nancy Manocherian's the cell (Artistic Director, Kira Simring), who produced last season's critically acclaimed World Premiere musical Bastard Jones, presents the New York Premiere of THE EVOLUTION OF MANN, a musical featuring music & lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Douglas J. Cohen (Children's Letters to God, The Opposite of Sex) and book & lyrics by Dan Elish (13: The Musical) based on his novel, Nine Wives.  Directed by Joe Barros (Bastard Jones), the production stars Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster!) in the title role, with Allie Trimm (13: The Musical and Bye Bye Birdie on Broadway) and Leslie Hiatt. Now in previews, opening is slated for Thursday, October 4.

Photo Flash: New Musical Comedy The EVOLUTION OF MANN Premieres Off-Broadway Photo Photo Flash: New Musical Comedy The EVOLUTION OF MANN Premieres Off-Broadway
by Julie Musbach - Oct 1, 2018

Nancy Manocherian's the cell presents the New York Premiere of THE EVOLUTION OF MANN

Max Crumm Stars In EVOLUTION OF MANN, Beginning Previews 9/23 Photo Max Crumm Stars In EVOLUTION OF MANN, Beginning Previews 9/23
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2018

the cell, who scored a surprise hit with Bastard Jones last winter, invites you to the New York Premiere of THE EVOLUTION OF MANN, a musical featuring music & lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Douglas J. Cohen (Children's Letters to God, The Opposite of Sex) and book & lyrics by Dan Elish (13: The Musical) based on his novel, Nine Wives.  Directed by Joe Barros (Bastard Jones), performances run September 23 - October 21 at the cell is located at 338 W 23rd St, between 8th & 9th Aves in Chelsea.)

Max Crumm Stars In New Off-Broadway Musical THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Photo Max Crumm Stars In New Off-Broadway Musical THE EVOLUTION OF MANN
by Julie Musbach - Jul 27, 2018

Nancy Manocherian's the cell (Artistic Director, Kira Simring), who scored a hit last season with the World Premiere musical Bastard Jones, will present the New York Premiere of THE EVOLUTION OF MANN, a musical featuring music & lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Douglas J. Cohen (Children's Letters to God, The Opposite of Sex) and book & lyrics by Dan Elish (13: The Musical) based on his novel, Nine Wives. Directed by Joe Barros (Bastard Jones), the production will star Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster!) in the title role. Previews begin September 23 at the cell with opening slated for Thursday, October 4.

BWW Review: BARAK BALLET ~ BEAUTIFUL, BRAVE, BOLD AND BOUNTIFUL at THE BROAD STAGE Photo BWW Review: BARAK BALLET ~ BEAUTIFUL, BRAVE, BOLD AND BOUNTIFUL at THE BROAD STAGE
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 6, 2018

Barak Ballet is a formidable dance company that was created and fleshed out by Artistic Director Melissa Barak, who is a native Californian, and who has performed with the New York City Ballet and the Los Angeles Ballet Companies before forming her own Company. She trained at the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica beginning at the age of eight. She has performed the works of such balletic luminaries such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon, Eliot Feld and Robert Garland.

Barak Ballet Announces Two World Premieres At The Broad Stage Photo Barak Ballet Announces Two World Premieres At The Broad Stage
by Julie Musbach - May 10, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage presents Barak Ballet for a program of two world premieres: Cypher (choreographed by Melissa Barak) and Desert Transport (choreographed by Nicolas Blanc), as well as the return of E/SPACE which had its world premiere at The Broad Stage in 2017.  Barak Ballet will perform on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 at 7:30pm.  This will be the fourth time Barak Ballet has performed at The Broad Stage, although it's the first time The Broad Stage will be presenting the company.

BWW Review: SISTER ACT at New Theatre Restaurant Photo BWW Review: SISTER ACT at New Theatre Restaurant
by Alan Portner - May 4, 2018

For a really, enjoyable evening, don't miss New Theatre Restaurant's musicalized version of the 1992 film comedy 'Sister Act' with a great score by Alan Menken and Glen Slater.  Here is a show with a cast that features absolutely NO WEAK SISTERS. Seldom does an audience get to sit back and simply smile.  You know what is coming and it is still fun. 

HEISENBERG Opens The Rep's 2017-18 Studio Season Photo HEISENBERG Opens The Rep's 2017-18 Studio Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

A witty two-hander from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time playwright Simon Stephens, Heisenberg is a sharp and inspiring opener for The Rep's 2017-2018 Studio season. Directed by Steven Woolf, the production runs October 25 November 12 in the Emerson Studio Theatre.

York Theatre Company's A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME Starts Cookin' Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Staci Levine and What's Cookin' LLC, presents the New York premiere of the saucy new musical A Taste of Things to Come, with book, music and lyrics by Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby) and Hollye Levin (Funny Business). A friendly reminder - performances begin tonight, November 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, December 11, 2016 at The York Theatre Company.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast & Creative Team of A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

What's cookin'?  Meet the Cast and Creative Team of the New York premiere production of the saucy new musical A Taste of Things to Come with book, music and lyrics by Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby) and Hollye Levin (Funny Business).  

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