Christopher Cross Comes To Boulder TheaterChristopher Cross Comes To Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including-for the first time ever-the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single "Sailing"), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also for "Sailing"), and Best New Artist. (more...)

Storybook Theatre's SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES Opens Oct 20Storybook Theatre's SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES Opens Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Theatre West will present Storybook Theatre's musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" on Saturdays at 1 p.m. at 3333 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (more...)

HELLDRIVERS Lyricist Rob Meuer Dead After Hit And Run
by Misha Davenport - Sep 27, 2016

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HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Crashes and Burns
by Misha Davenport - Sep 16, 2016

HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA, the critically-reviled new musical parody of 1960s hot-rod and beach movies, will not be taking a victory lap. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night Photos from the World Premiere of HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The rubber will meet the road as the World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA takes the stage. With music by Berton Averre, lyrics by Rob Meurer, and book by Emmy Award-winner Mark Saltzman, these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin' guitars. (more...)

BWW Review: HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Hits Too Many Speed Bumps
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago, fasten your seat belts-the world premiere musical HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA has parked at the Royal George Theatre...and it's a bumpy, messy ride. Billed as a spoof of 1960s racing films, composer Berton Averre (known for 'My Sharona'), lyricist Rob Meurer, and book writer Mark Saltzman have developed a show that's entirely too on the nose. HELLDRIVERS lacks the satirical tone it seeks; instead, the first act replaces the sexual repression common in those 1960s movies with blatant, unoriginal sexual innuendoes and jokes in poor taste. Though conceived as an ironic take on the movies of that era, HELLDRIVERS feels overall cringe-worthy in the first act. The show shifts gears in the second act to focus more on sending up a number of great American musicals (and one Billy Joel song). The overall experience is erratic. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Chat with HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Lyricist Rob Meurer
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 13, 2016

The World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical Helldrivers of Daytona takes the Chicago stage running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago. With music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics by Rob Meurer (Platinum Records with Christopher Cross), and book by Emmy Award-winner Mark Saltzman (The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis), these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin' guitars. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway-Hopeful HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA World Premiere at the Royal George
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines...and prepare for a bumpy ride! The rubber will meet the road as the World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA takes the stage, opening tonight, September 12, at 7:30 p.m., and running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

World Premiere of HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Set for Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines…and prepare for a bumpy ride!  The rubber will meet the road as the World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA takes the stage, previewing September 8, opening September 12 at 7:30 p.m., and running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago.  With music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics by Rob Meurer (Platinum Records with Christopher Cross), and book by Emmy Award-winner Mark Saltzman (The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis), these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin' guitars. (more...)

Averre, Meurer & Saltzman Team on New NASCAR Musical; Workshop Set for This Weekend in Austin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance will hold a free workshop performance of HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre today and tomorrow, January 15th-16th at 7:30pm. A new musical with music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics by Rob Meurer ('Sailing') & book by Mark Saltzman (The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis). (more...)

Averre, Meurer & Saltzman Team on New NASCAR Musical; Workshop Set for This Month in Austin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance will hold a free workshop performance of HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre on January 15th-16th at 7:30pm. A new musical with music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics by Rob Meurer ('Sailing') & book by Mark Saltzman (The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis). (more...)

UT Department of Theatre & Dance Offers HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Workshop Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance brings Broadway talent to Austin with the newly developed musical, Helldrivers of Daytona, for a free workshop performance tonight, June 20, 2015 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. (more...)

UT Department of Theatre & Dance to Offer HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Workshop, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance brings Broadway talent to Austin with the newly developed musical, Helldrivers of Daytona, for a free workshop performance June 20, 2015 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. (more...)

Barrett, Cariou, Urie and More Set For York Readings, Kicks Off 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2010

The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) announces casting for three new musicals (Setup and Punch, Once Upon a Pastime and Give a Man a Mask), the next offerings in its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mark Saltzman's Opening Night Party For SETUP & PUNCH
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2009

She writes the lyrics, he writes the music. A clever songwriting duo's promising relationship is blown to bits when they must collaborate with the sex-god singer-composer of a cutting-edge rock band. (more...)

Photo Flash: Blank Theater Company's SETUP & PUNCH
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2009

She writes the lyrics, he writes the music. A clever songwriting duo's promising relationship is blown to bits when they must collaborate with the sex-god singer-composer of a cutting-edge rock band. (more...)

Blank Theater Co Premieres SETUP & PUNCH, Begins Performances 5/9, Opens 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2009

The Blank Theatre Company is set to open the World Premiere of SETUP & PUNCH a comedic play written by Mark Saltzman with original songs by Berton Averre & Rob Meurer and directed by The Blank's Artistic Director Daniel Henning. Hedy Burress, PJ Griffith and Andrew Leeds star in the third and final offering of The Blank's Mainstage season which begins performances on Saturday May 9, 2009 and opens on Thursday May 14, 2009 at The Blank's 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Blank Theater Co Premieres SETUP & PUNCH, Begins Performances 5/9, Opens 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2009

The Blank Theatre Company is set to open the World Premiere of SETUP & PUNCH a comedic play written by Mark Saltzman with original songs by Berton Averre & Rob Meurer and directed by The Blank's Artistic Director Daniel Henning. Hedy Burress, PJ Griffith and Andrew Leeds star in the third and final offering of The Blank's Mainstage season which begins performances on Saturday May 9, 2009 and opens on Thursday May 14, 2009 at The Blank's 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

2009 Festival Of New American Musicals Held April-July
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2009

The 2009 Festival of New American Musicals, a four-month musical theatre festival, will be held in April through July, 2009, throughout Southern California. Marcia Seligson, Bob Klein, and Linda Shusett are the Executive Producers of the second annual Festival. (more...)