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Photos: First Look at DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA Reopening on Broadway This Sunday Photo Photos: First Look at DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA Reopening on Broadway This Sunday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021

David Byrne’s American Utopia will reopen on Broadway this Sunday, October 17 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street).

David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA Announces Digital Lottery Photo David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA Announces Digital Lottery
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021

A limited number of $44 seats for each performance of David Byrne's American Utopia will be sold via a digital lottery random drawing powered by Lucky Seat. Entries for one or two tickets per entrant open at 10:00am ET on the Monday of the week prior to performances. For weekday performances, entries close at 9:59am ET the day prior to the performance.

Photos: Go Behind the Scenes of DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA Photo Photos: Go Behind the Scenes of DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

The acclaimed show returns to the live stage this Friday, September 17 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street), and will receive a Special Tony Award at the upcoming Tony Awards ceremony on September 26.

David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA Will Return to Broadway in September 2021 Photo David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA Will Return to Broadway in September 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2020

David Byrne's American Utopia will return to the live stage on Broadway in the fall of 2021 at a theatre to be announced. Performances will begin on Friday, September 17, 2021.

David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA Will Return to Broadway This Fall Photo David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA Will Return to Broadway This Fall
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2020

David Byrne's American Utopia is headed back to Broadway this fall!

AMERICAN UTOPIA Ends Broadway Run Tonight Photo AMERICAN UTOPIA Ends Broadway Run Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2020

David Byrne's American Utopia plays its final Broadway performance tonight, February 16. Its limited run officially opened at the Hudson Theatre on October 20.

BWW Interview: Whitney White on Alexis Scheer's Fierce New Play and Unlocking Feminin Photo BWW Interview: Whitney White on Alexis Scheer's Fierce New Play and Unlocking Feminine Power
by Courtney Savoia - Dec 4, 2019

In this fierce world premiere comedy from WP Theater and Second Stage, a gang of teenage girls gathers in an abandoned tree house to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar. Their journey doesn't stop there, as they embark on a roller coaster ride through the confusion, danger, and unpredictability of girlhood.

David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA Adds Three Performances on Broadway Photo David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA Adds Three Performances on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 26, 2019

The critically acclaimed David Byrne's American Utopia has added three performances on Monday, December 30 at 8pm, Tuesday, February 4 at 8pm and Tuesday, February 11 at 8pm. The show opened to rave reviews on October 20 and must close Sunday, February 16 at the intimate Hudson Theatre on Broadway.

BWW Review: BLACK HOLE WEDDING at New York Music Festival Photo BWW Review: BLACK HOLE WEDDING at New York Music Festival
by Derek McCracken - Jul 19, 2019

Technically, the silver lining of the black hole trash compactor featured in Black Hole Wedding is that whatever it doesn't suck in, it stretches out: a golf club, clothing, even a pom-pom shaking marketing director. Theatrically, this 'spaghettify' strategy also works well for the show itself, a campy eco-political satire with more than enough humorous and heartfelt songs and sight gags to keep its musical magnetic attraction strong for 100 minutes.

Breaking: David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA Will Come to Broadway This Fall! Photo Breaking: David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA Will Come to Broadway This Fall!
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2019

After a sold-out, year-long critically acclaimed international tour, David Byrne's American Utopia will play a strictly limited engagement on Broadway at the intimate Hudson Theatre from October 4, 2019 through January 19, 2020, with the official opening set for October 20, 2019.

BWW Review: SONATA 1962 at NYMF is Real, Relatable and Heart-Wrenching Photo BWW Review: SONATA 1962 at NYMF is Real, Relatable and Heart-Wrenching
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2018

Let me preface this by saying, when I reserved my tickets for Sonata 1962, I read the show's synopsis and decided it was something I would be interested in. I then promptly forgot what the show was about in the two months leading up to the performance I was attending. I highly recommend viewing the show that way. Or better yet, don't read the synopsis at all. This review will include spoilers, just be warned.

Photo Flash: The Stars Come Out to Honor Georgia Stitt at ASTEP Gala Photo Photo Flash: The Stars Come Out to Honor Georgia Stitt at ASTEP Gala
by Julie Musbach - Apr 24, 2018

ASTEP recently held a star-studded gala at 54 Below honoring the activism of composer and lyricist Georgia Stitt, and ASTEP's work with CASES, the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services. Check out the photos from the evening below!

Photo Flash: Go Inside the NYC Industry Reading of STEINBRENNER! Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside the NYC Industry Reading of STEINBRENNER!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 6, 2018

After two readings in 2013 and 2014 sponsored by Roundabout Theatre Company, Brian Spector (Come From Away, The Woodsman, Transport) of Keaka Productions was brought on board as Executive Producer. A staged reading took place in August 2015 at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY, and a table reading was held in September 2017 at Syracuse University Fisher Center in New York City.

BWW REVIEW: The Goree All-Girl String Band Forges A Path To Freedom (And Audience's H Photo BWW REVIEW: The Goree All-Girl String Band Forges A Path To Freedom (And Audience's Hearts)
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 6, 2017

One of five shows singled out as ‚Äúones to watch‚ÄĚ at the prestigious 2017 New York Musical Festival festival, THE GOREE ALL-GIRL STRING BAND successfully couches a message about redemption through music in a consistently funny play about a female prison in Texas circa 1938. The true story of female inmates at Goree State Farm doesn't pull punches about racism, sexism, or the justice system. While the grim reality of incarceration (and potential sterilization) is ever-present, it is ultimately the humanity of these women ‚Äúwho've done bad‚ÄĚ that emerges from Michael Bradley's well-plotted book and the fine acting of GOREE's ensemble, led by Lauren Patten (Fun Home).

BWW Review: GENERATION ME Captivates at New York Musical Festival
by Kristen Morale - Jul 30, 2017

As part of the New York Musical Festival, Generation Me is absolute perfection in its ability to prove how kindness and cruelty are of the same unfortunate hand. How people, so certain in their anger or jealousy, are sometimes so blind to what really matters: what can you do to help me?

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon Star in ICON
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 21, 2016

Tony Award-winner¬†Donna McKechnie¬†(A Chorus Line) and Tony & Olivier Award-Nominee¬†Tony Sheldon¬†(Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) will star in The New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) upcoming production of¬†ICON,¬†a romantic new musical with book by¬†Sebastian Michael¬†and music & lyrics by¬†Jonathan Kaldor.¬† Paul Stancato¬†directs and choreographs a cast of 14, which also includes¬†Colin Anderson*,¬†Leslie Becker*,¬†Patrick Connaghan*, Chase Crandell*, Chloe Holgate*, Charlotte Maltby*, Ben McHugh*, Kalia Medeiros*, Erika Peterson, Chris Ramirez*, Casey Shane*,¬†and¬†Sam Simahk*.¬†¬†With a seven piece orchestra,¬†ICON¬†is being staged at¬†The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET¬ģ Project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 7th and 8th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 20 through¬†Tuesday, July 26, 2016. ¬†*Member, Actors' Equity Association.

NYMF Hit MANUEL VS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Gets Workshop at Princeton University Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2016

De la Puente and Davila's MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, will get a 'rematch' tonight, February 20th at Princeton University! The New York Musical Theatre Festival's award-winning musical comedy about illegal immigration, will receive a workshop featuring student performers, along with members of the original New York cast.

NYMF Hit MANUEL VS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Gets Workshop at Princeton University
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

De la Puente and Davila's MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, will get a 'rematch' on February 20th at Princeton University! The New York Musical Theatre Festival's award-winning musical comedy about illegal immigration, will receive a workshop featuring student performers, along with members of the original New York cast.

Photo Flash: First Look at MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY at NYMF
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 31, 2015

Winner of the 2014 NYMF Developmental Reading Series, this Latin infused American musical is inspired by the true story of a Princeton Undergrad who was an undocumented child immigrant from the Dominican Republic. When Manuel gets a scholarship to study at Oxford, he's faced with the realization that he can't leave the USA. He takes on The Statue of Liberty in the fight of a lifetime; the high-stakes boxing match that is immigration today. Is Manuel worthy? No one is spared in this political comedy that pulls no punches about immigration reform and the American Dream.

Photo Flash: First Look at Yolo! and Great Griffin's ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER Revival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Yolo! Productions and The Great Griffon present a rare revival of Animals Out of Paper, by Rajiv Joseph (2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist - Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), directed by Merri Milwe, at McAlphin Hall at West Park Presbyterian Church. Starring David Beck, Nairoby Otero, and Maneesh Sasikumar, this limited Off-Broadway engagement, currently in previews, will open February 12th. Performances continue through February 28th only. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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