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Bio:
Hank Williams Lost Highway....2002-3...Co-writer/ Director Little Shubert/Manhattan Ensemble Theatre and many regionals Love, Janis....700 performances (2001-3) Writer/Director Former Village Gate and many regionals Fire On The Mountain....2011-17...Co-Writer/Director Many regionals Low ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Hank Williams Lost Highway....2002-3...Co-writer/ Director Little Shubert/Manhattan Ensemble Theatre and many regionals Love, Janis....700 performances (2001-3) Writer/Director Former Village Gate and many regionals Fire On The Mountain....2011-17...Co-Writer/Director Many regionals Low ... (read complete bio)
Writers Theatre Announces Innovative New Producing Model For 2020-21 Season Photo Writers Theatre Announces Innovative New Producing Model For 2020-21 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2020

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce plans for the company's 2020/21 Season with a new adaptive producing model, one committed to remaining flexible and responsive to current events and that allows the theatre to welcome patrons back to the theatre when the time is right. 

Actors' Playhouse At The Miracle Theatre Has Announced Its 2020 ‚Ä" 2021 Mainstage Se Photo Actors' Playhouse At The Miracle Theatre Has Announced Its 2020 ‚Ä" 2021 Mainstage Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2020

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre has announced the five Mainstage productions secured for its 2020 - 2021 Mainstage Season.

Winners Of 2019 Berkshire Theatre Awards Announced Photo Winners Of 2019 Berkshire Theatre Awards Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2019

At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2019. This was the fourth year the awards have been presented to honor and celebrate the excellence and diversity of theatre in the greater Berkshire region.

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of TheatreWorks' MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SON Photo Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of TheatreWorks' MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG?
by Review Roundups - Oct 8, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song. Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, this rousing new musical shares the humorous and heartwarming stories of one of its most famous chroniclers, Mark Twain. Developed by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of TheatreWorks favorites Fire on the Mountain and Tony-nominated It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, this rollicking adventure features guitars, banjos, and harmonicas in a music-filled voyage that will have audiences tapping their toes.

BWW Review: MARK TWAIN'S  RIVER OF SONG at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is a Musical/H Photo BWW Review: MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is a Musical/Historical Ride Down the Mighty Mississippi Guided by Famed Chronicler Mark Twain
by Steve Murray - Oct 6, 2019

BWW Review: MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is a musical/historical ride down the mighty Mississippi guided by famed chronicler Mark Twain

Photo Flash: First Look at MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Photo Photo Flash: First Look at MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song. Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, this rousing new musical shares the humorous and heartwarming stories of one of its most famous chroniclers, Mark Twain. Developed by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of TheatreWorks favorites Fire on the Mountain and Tony-nominated It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, this rollicking adventure features guitars, banjos, and harmonicas in a music-filled voyage that will have audiences tapping their toes. Directed by Randal Myler, Mark Twain's River of Song will be presented October 2-27, 2019 (press opening: October 5) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($30-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.

BWW Interview: Dan Hiatt of MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG at TheatreWorks Talks about Fi Photo BWW Interview: Dan Hiatt of MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG at TheatreWorks Talks about Finding the Character of Twain and Looks Back on His Remarkable Career
by Jim Munson - Sep 24, 2019

BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Bay Area theater mainstay Dan Hiatt while he was in the midst of rehearsals for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's new musical a?oeMark Twain's River of Songa?? in which he plays the title role.  Mr. Hiatt discussed his process for finding the character of Twain, and also shared some insights from his remarkably rich career, having worked with most every high-profile theater company in the Bay Area over the past 25 years.

Photo Flash: First Look At The Cast of MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG At TheatreWorks Photo Photo Flash: First Look At The Cast of MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG At TheatreWorks
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song. Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, this rousing new musical shares the humorous and heartwarming stories of one of its most famous chroniclers, Mark Twain.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Continues Season with MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG Photo TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Continues Season with MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song. Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, this rousing new musical shares the humorous and heartwarming stories of one of its most famous chroniclers, Mark Twain. Developed by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of TheatreWorks favorites Fire on the Mountain and Tony-nominated It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, this rollicking adventure features guitars, banjos, and harmonicas in a music-filled voyage that will have audiences tapping their toes.

BWW Feature: From Page to Stage - The Story Behind ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED  Photo BWW Feature: From Page to Stage - The Story Behind ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY at Berkshire Theatre Group.
by Marc Savitt - Jul 14, 2019

The impetus behind ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY was not the Freed family. Gary Kupper was approached by Larry Marshak, with whom he had worked for many years, about a third party's desire to do a story about Alan Freed as a 'jukebox musical'. The intention was that Kupper might be able to write a couple of songs for the piece. Kupper realized that Freed's story is a classic one. A rise and fall and then redemption story that can't be told as a jukebox musical because Alan Freed wasn't a singer. He feels that a jukebox musical would have cheated the story. This is the story of this man, and the story of Rock-and-Roll. That notion gave birth to the 'book musical'. In 2011, Kupper started writing original songs and sometime later, the team started writing the script. Freed's son, Lance, stepped-in and helped to secure the rights to the Rock-and-Roll classics. They have combined the music of the era with storytelling. They admit it's both risky and tricky and has never really been done to the extent that it is in this show. Thirty to thirty-five original songs were written, most of which were thrown out. A little more than a dozen are in the current iteration of the show.

BWW Review: ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY at Berkshire Theatre Group Puts A Photo BWW Review: ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY at Berkshire Theatre Group Puts A Spell On The Berkshires.
by Marc Savitt - Jul 9, 2019

There is a lot to like packed into this production directed by Randal Myler. The action is well paced and well-staged. The use of turntables, tiering, and scrims are particularly effective elements of the scenic design by Tim Mackabee. The choreography by Brian Reeder, and costumes designed by Leon Dobkowski present a feast for the eyes. The entire 19-members of the cast deliver in acting, singing, and dancing. It would be an oversight not to call out the performance of Richard Crandle. His portrayal of Little Richard is brassy, sassy, and all kinds of Woooooooo. The audience is noticeably energized when Crandle is on stage and few wish he would 'shet-up' as if that were even remotely possible.

Alan Campbell & George Wendt Star in BTG's ROCK AND ROLL MAN; Plus Whitney Bashor, Ja Photo Alan Campbell & George Wendt Star in BTG's ROCK AND ROLL MAN; Plus Whitney Bashor, Jared Zirilli, and More
by Julie Musbach - Jun 21, 2019

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield

Photo: ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Holds First Read Through Photo Photo: ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Holds First Read Through
by Julie Musbach - Jun 7, 2019

The Berkshire Theatre Group cast of Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story had their first read through earlier this week in New York City! Rock and Roll Man is being presented by Berkshire Theatre Group, in association with five-time Tony Award-Winning Caiola Productions (Once on this Island, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, All The Way, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf). Rock and Roll Man has a book by Gary Kupper, Larry Marshak and Rose Caiola, with original music and lyrics by Gary Kupper.

BWW Review: THE IMMIGRANT at GSP Touches Your Heart and Soul Photo BWW Review: THE IMMIGRANT at GSP Touches Your Heart and Soul
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 19, 2019

As a home to great theatre, George Street Playhouse has done it again. 'The Immigrant,' a production that is relevant, inspirational, and entertaining, is now on the New Brunswick stage. Written by Mark Harelik, conceived by Mark Harelik and Randal Myler, the show enjoys wonderful direction by the Playhouse's Director of Education, Jim Jack, and stars an excellent four-person cast.

Photo Flash: First Look At THE IMMIGRANT At George Street Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: First Look At THE IMMIGRANT At George Street Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2019

George Street Playhouse presents their production of The Immigrant by Mark Harelik, conceived by Mark Harelik and Randal Myler. See photos from the show below!

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2019 Summer Season Photo Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2019 Summer Season
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2019

TheatreWorks Announces 50th Season: World Premiere Musical, More Photo TheatreWorks Announces 50th Season: World Premiere Musical, More
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 12, 2019

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts last night to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Executive Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley reveal the lineup for the company's 50th season, which launches this summer. Kelley's 50th and final season as Artistic Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley includes triumphant returns of TheatreWorks favorites, bold premieres developed at the company's annual New Works Festival, and celebrated works from the nation's leading playwrights.

BWW Review: MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG Soothes & Inspires  at the Milwaukee Repertory Photo BWW Review: MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG Soothes & Inspires at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater
by Kelsey Lawler - Jan 25, 2019

From the first chords they strum, the terrific trio of Harvy Blanks, David Lutken, and Spiff Wiegand plant smiles on faces and set toes a-tappin'.

Charles Weldon, Artistic Director Of Negro Ensemble Company, Dies At 78 Photo Charles Weldon, Artistic Director Of Negro Ensemble Company, Dies At 78
by Julie Musbach - Dec 14, 2018

Actor/Director Charles Weldon, who was Artistic Director of The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) since 2005, died December 7 at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC. He was 78.

Berkshire Theatre Group ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY At The Colonial Theat Photo Berkshire Theatre Group ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY At The Colonial Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 13, 2018

Berkshire Theatre Group (Kate Maguire, Artistic Director/CEO) in association with five-time Tony Award-winning Caiola Productions (Once on this Island, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, All The Way, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) presents Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story, directed by Tony Award-nominee Randal Myler (It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues) at The Colonial Theatre as part of their 2019 Summer Season. The production is in development for a Broadway run and a national tour.

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