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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Present 19th Annual New Works Festival in November Photo TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Present 19th Annual New Works Festival in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

This Fall, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the 19th Annual New Works Festival, providing Bay Area theatre lovers an advance look at tomorrow’s hits. The festival runs November 6-13, 2022 at Montalvo Arts Center.

See Marilu Henner, THE GREASE 50TH REUNION, a Tony Awards Viewing Party & More at Fei Photo See Marilu Henner, THE GREASE 50TH REUNION, a Tony Awards Viewing Party & More at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Releases Programming Through June 5th Photo FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Releases Programming Through June 5th
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.

Andrew Barth Feldman, Taylor Iman Jones, Desi Oakley & More to Star in Feinstein's/54 Photo Andrew Barth Feldman, Taylor Iman Jones, Desi Oakley & More to Star in Feinstein's/54 Below 10th Anniversary Concerts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Monday, June 5, 2012 was the night 54 Below opened its iconic red door for the first time and on Sunday, June 5, 2022 (and again on June 9, 2022) they will celebrate that night, 10 years ago, by focusing on the future.

Photos: Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke Receive the 2022 Fred Ebb Award Photo Photos: Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke Receive the 2022 Fred Ebb Award
by Jennifer Broski - May 3, 2022

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company presented the seventeenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to the team of Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke.

SING STREET, BHANGIN' IT & More Announced for The Huntington's 2022-2023 Season Photo SING STREET, BHANGIN' IT & More Announced for The Huntington's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

The Huntington has announced its 2022-2023 season, featuring 8 shows including 2 jubilant new musicals, 3 world premiere plays, one recent Broadway hit, and an outstanding revival of an August Wilson classic.   

SING STREET, BHANGIN' IT, and More Set for the Huntington's 2022-23 Season Photo SING STREET, BHANGIN' IT, and More Set for the Huntington's 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

The Huntington announces its 2022-2023 season, featuring 8 shows including 2 jubilant new musicals, 3 world premiere plays, one recent Broadway hit, and an outstanding revival of an August Wilson classic.   

VIDEO: First Look at the World Premiere of BHANGIN' IT at La Jolla Playhouse Photo VIDEO: First Look at the World Premiere of BHANGIN' IT at La Jolla Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

La Jolla Playhouse is presenting its world-premiere production of Bhangin' It: A Bangin' New Musical, featuring book by Mike Lew and Rehana Lew Mirza, music and lyrics by Sam Willmott, with additional music by Grammy Award nominee Deep Singh, running in the Mandell Weiss Theatre through April 17, 2022.

New Date Announced For 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presentation Photo New Date Announced For 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presentation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented to the team of Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke by Heidi Blickenstaff and Julia Murney on Monday May 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony at Bond 45. T

Mike Lew Announced as Recipient of 2022 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award Photo Mike Lew Announced as Recipient of 2022 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced Mike Lew as the recipient of the 2022 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award for his play tiny father. Lew will receive the $10,000 award and the accompanying $10,000 Jay Harris Commission to write a new play.

Australian Discovery Orchestra Explores New Musicals From Around The World in 16 STOR Photo Australian Discovery Orchestra Explores New Musicals From Around The World in 16 STORIES
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

16 STORIES is a collection of 16 previously unrecorded songs written by award-winning musical theatre creators from around the world and recorded by The Australian Discovery Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Purcell.

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of BHANGIN' IT at La Jolla Playhouse Photo Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of BHANGIN' IT at La Jolla Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022

La Jolla Playhouse is presenting its world-premiere production of Bhangin' It: A Bangin' New Musical, featuring book by Mike Lew and Rehana Lew Mirza, music and lyrics by Sam Willmott, with additional music by Grammy Award nominee Deep Singh, running in the Mandell Weiss Theatre through April 17, 2022.

Broadway Records Will Release A New Musical Song Cycle, 16 STORIES Photo Broadway Records Will Release A New Musical Song Cycle, 16 STORIES
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022

Broadway Records announced today the release of 16 Stories, a collection of 16 previously unrecorded songs written by award-winning musical theatre creators from around the world and recorded by The Australian Discovery Orchestra.

BWW Interview: Playwright Mike Lew Proudly Presents His TEENAGE DICK Photo BWW Interview: Playwright Mike Lew Proudly Presents His TEENAGE DICK
by Gil Kaan - Jan 27, 2022

Playwright Mike Lew‚Äôs TEENAGE DICK will stream exclusively beginning February 3, 2022, at pasadenaplayhouse.org. Mike‚Äôs modernized take on Shakespeare‚Äôs RICHARD III, produced in association with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Huntington Theatre Company, was shot multi-camera during TEENAGE DICK‚Äės in-person run at Wooly Mammoth last fall. I got the chance to query Mike on his TEENAGE DICK, close collaborations and his sound advice for newbie writers.

Wake Up With BWW 1/20: NEWSIES JR. Available For Licensing, WEST SIDE STORY Screenpla Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/20: NEWSIES JR. Available For Licensing, WEST SIDE STORY Screenplay, and More!
by - Jan 20, 2022

Today's top stories include a first look at The Avett Brothers musical Swept Away, which opens tonight at Berkeley Rep. Plus, the full screenplay has been released for the West Side Story film, and you can read it now!

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast of BHANGIN' IT: A BANGIN' NEW MUSICAL Photo La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast of BHANGIN' IT: A BANGIN' NEW MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast for its world-premiere production of Bhangin’ It: A Bangin’ New Musical, book by Mike Lew (Playhouse’s Tiger Style!) and Rehana Lew Mirza, music and lyrics by Sam Willmott, with additional music by Grammy Award nominee Deep Singh. 

Applications Open For Rhinebeck Writers Retreat's Summer Residencies Photo Applications Open For Rhinebeck Writers Retreat's Summer Residencies
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced that applications are open to all musical theatre writers to participate in weeklong residencies in the Hudson Valley between June 26 and August 28.

17th Annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions For 2022 Workshop Photo 17th Annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions For 2022 Workshop
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University once again seek out the nation's most talented young songwriters and writing teams for the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, now in its 17th year. The free weeklong songwriting workshop returns to Northwestern's Evanston campus from June 19-25.

17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Ceremony Postponed Photo 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Ceremony Postponed
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2021

 The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that their Fred Ebb Award ceremony, previously set for January 3rd, 2022 at Birdland Jazz Club, has been postponed. 

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Creative Team for BHANGIN' IT: A BANGIN' NEW MUSICAL Photo La Jolla Playhouse Announces Creative Team for BHANGIN' IT: A BANGIN' NEW MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2021

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the creative team for its world-premiere production of¬†Bhangin‚Äô It: A Bangin‚Äô New Musical, book by¬†Mike Lew¬†and¬†Rehana Lew Mirza, music and lyrics by¬†Sam Willmott, with additional music by Grammy Award nominee¬†Deep Singh, running in the Mandell Weiss Theatre¬†March 8 ‚Äď April 17, 2022.

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