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'The Pathway to Dragons: The Portal to Pyranis' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Twelve-year-old Hannah Hoffman couldn't stop smiling this September as she flipped through the first installment of her new chapter book series - 'The Pathway to Dragons: The Portal to Pyranis.' Between writing, editing, working with an illustrator and publishing the book, it has taken more than two years to bring her characters and fantasy to life. But if you ask Hannah, she will tell you, 'it was worth the wait!' Others agree as initial reviews have been positive. The book has received a LitPick Five Star Book Review Award offering reviewer tidbits as follows: '...a short, action-packed tale of true friendship and bravery.' '...the author wrote with such character and charm. The characters seemed to jump off the page and fly around me.' 'Her backstory revealed in the end was a stroke of brilliance.' Comments from other children's authors include: 'Hannah takes the reader on a fantastical journey of dragons, family disappearances, sword-fighting, and friendship. She's an ambitious and colorful young writer with a promising career ahead of her. I can't wait to track her inevitable success!' - Stacy Davidowitz, author of Camp Rolling Hills. 'At her young age, Hannah Hoffman has proven she has the 'write' stuff to produce an adventurous novel full of friendship, adventure and heart.' - Jen Calonita, author of Fairy Tale Reform School series. Parents also approve of 'The Pathway to Dragons,' and that plays into Hannah's inspiring message to her young peers: 'Write, read and never stop dreaming!' Hannah is donating a portion of sales profits to two NJ charities with causes she loves - horses and reading - and both charities interact with children. The first is Special Strides: improving lives through equine assisted activities and therapies. The second is The Bridge of Books Foundation: donating books to underserved children across NJ to support the development of literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. Why? Books have the power to change lives and all kids should have books to call their own. Any support you can give to these worthwhile charities will make a difference! About the Book: Nine-year-old Billy Jones dreams of having a pet dragon! After finding an odd book in the library titled The Pathway to Dragons, he and his two best friends, Maura and Roy, are off for a summer adventure at his Grandma Meg's beach house. Once there, strange events begin happening, and Billy is reminded that his Grandfather Hugo has been missing for many years. It's a family mystery. While strolling on the beach, the kids discover an underwater stone arch. They decide to swim through it, and...Whoosh! They are transported to a fantastical forest, with a view of castle ruins on a distant hill! There, they meet young Talia, and Billy learns that a dragon egg belonging to his family is about to hatch. But beware the dragon hunters! About the Author: Written for children by an author their age, Hannah Hoffman hopes to inspire other young dreamers. If she's not at the barn mucking stalls, or in Pyranis, you will most likely find her sitting at her desk, coming up with new adventures for Talia and Billy! The Pathway to Dragons: The Portal to Pyranis By: Hannah Hoffman, www.HannahBrookeHoffman.com Dog Ear Publishing Publication Date: September 2016 ISBN-13 (Paperback): 978-1-4575-4839-0 Prince: $8.95 - 72 pages, 10 interior illustrations

Nine Shows Extended at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced extensions for nine productions - A SCYTHE OF TIME, LISA AND LEONARDO, CHILDREN OF SALT, EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER, TINK!, DUST CAN'T KILL ME, SINGLE, NEWTON'S CADLE and CAMP ROLLING HILLS.

Photo Flash: Casts of TINK!, CAMP ROLLING HILLS and THE GOLD Turn Out for NYMF Opening Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Last night, the casts of of TINK!, CAMP ROLLING HILLS and THE GOLD turned out for the NYMF Opening Night Party at 42West. Scroll down for photos!

Photo Flash: CAMP ROLLING HILLS and TINK! Perform at NYMF Preview Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The New York Musical Festival welcomes CAMP ROLLING HILLS and TINK! to this year's lineup. Both shows gave performances at today's preview concert, and you can check out photos below!

Photo Flash: NYMF's CAMP ROLLING HILLS Gives Sneak Preview at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Camp Rolling Hills Musical, LLC/ Center Stage Theatre Company welcome Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda- Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre), James Ignacio (The King And I), Mitchell Sink (Elf, Matilda, A Christmas Story), and Beatrice Tulchin (Matilda, A Christmas Story) in CAMP ROLLING HILLS, a new musical with book and lyrics by Stacy Davidowitz and David Spiegel, music and lyrics by Adam Spiegel and directed by Jill Jaysen. The cast previewed the show at last night's BROADWAY SESSIONS, and BroadwayWorld has photos below!

Sophia Gennusa, Mitchell Sink & More to Star in CAMP ROLLING HILLS at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Camp Rolling Hills Musical, LLC/ Center Stage Theatre Company's have announced that Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda - Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre), James Ignacio (The King And I), Mitchell Sink (Elf, Matilda, A Christmas Story), and Beatrice Tulchin (Matilda, A Christmas Story) will lead the company of CAMP ROLLING HILLS, a new musical with book and lyrics by Stacy Davidowitz and David Spiegel and music and lyrics by Adam Spiegel and directed by Jill Jaysen.

New Musical CAMP ROLLING HILLS Set for NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

This summer, relive the days of lanyards, bunk beds and bug juice with The New York Musical Festival and Camp Rolling Hills Musical, LLC/ Center Stage Theatre Company's production of CAMP ROLLING HILLS, a new musical with book and lyrics by Stacy Davidowitz and David Spiegel and music and lyrics by Adam Spiegel and directed by Jill Jaysen.

New York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, announced today additional productions and special events for NYMF 2016. THE GOLD, SINGLE, CAMP ROLLING HILLS, LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE, ARTEMIS IN THE PARKING LOT, CRUDE, and MOLLY MURPHY & NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON OUR LAST DAY ON EARTHjoin the previously announced new musicals that will be presented at the 2016 New York Musical Festival from July 11 through August 7 in various venues in Midtown Manhattan. In addition, NYMF is proud to announce additional concerts and special events for the 2016 Festival.

2015 Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing Award Winner Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Stage Rights announced this week that Acappella is the recipient of the 2015 Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing Award. Roger Bean, President and Founder of Stage Rights, presented the award to book writer Vynnie Meli, who accepted on behalf of the entire Acappella team. Stage Rights and The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) created the publishing award in 2013, and it is presented annually to one or more of the musicals taking part in the festival. Performance rights for Acappella will be available through Stage Rights in spring 2016.

Over 125 Playwrights Participate in WRITE OUT FRONT Live at the Drama Book Shop This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Theaterspeak will present WRITE OUT FRONT, an installation of over 125 award-winning and up-and-coming playwrights writing new plays in the storefront window of the Drama Book Shop during store hours, today, August 1st - 31st. In each two-hour time slot for WRITE OUT FRONT, a different playwright will write a new play on a laptop, while the screen shot of their computer is projected onto a 42' monitor facing the passersby on the street, making their normally private creative process public.

Over 125 Playwrights to Participate in WRITE OUT FRONT Live at the Drama Book Shop in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Theaterspeak will present WRITE OUT FRONT, an installation of over 125 award-winning and up-and-coming playwrights writing new plays in the storefront window of the Drama Book Shop during store hours, August 1st - 31st. In each two-hour time slot for WRITE OUT FRONT, a different playwright will write a new play on a laptop, while the screen shot of their computer is projected onto a 42' monitor facing the passersby on the street, making their normally private creative process public.

The Flea's Sold-Out, Late-Night Hit #[email protected] Announces 2014 Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

#[email protected] is a raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats and some of NYC's hottest young playwrights and directors. This event, which runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11pm*, includes 1 FREE beer with the purchase of a ticket. All tickets are only $12.

Horse Trade Theater Group Opens THERE'S A LIGHT ON YONDER MOUNTAIN, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Horse Trade Theater Group and Amios will present the World Premiere of There's a Light on Yonder Mountain written by Stacy Davidowitz, Lindsay Joy Murphy, David H. Rosen, and David L. Williams with Literary Director Kate MacCluggage, May 23-June 8 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A). The production will be directed by Rachel Dart and Jenna Panther and will feature Lauren Berst*, Helen Coxe*, Tiffany Nichole Greene*, Zac Hoogendyk*, Bob Jaffe*, Paul Kite*, and Kristy Powers. The creative team will include Sound Design by Nick Abeel and Lighting Design by R.S. Buck. The production Stage Manger will be Kristine Schlachter.

Columbia Stages Presents JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE, 11/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2012

Columbia Stages presents JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE, the 2012/13 MFA Actors' Thesis Production conceived and directed by Kristin Linklater and Rebecca Wright. JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE will open at The Riverside Theatre on Thursday, November 8, 2012 and run through November 17.

Columbia Stages Presents JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE, Now thru 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2012

Columbia Stages presents JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE, the 2012/13 MFA Actors' Thesis Production conceived and directed by Kristin Linklater and Rebecca Wright. JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE will open at The Riverside Theatre tonight, November 8, 2012 and run through November 17.

STAGE TUBE: Columbia University MFA Students Talk JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE Thesis Production
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2012

Columbia Stages presents JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE, the 2012/13 MFA Actors' Thesis Production conceived and directed by Kristin Linklater and Rebecca Wright. JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE will open at The Riverside Theatre this Thursday, November 8, 2012 and run through November 17. Students from Columbia University's 2013 MFA Actors program talk about the production in the video below!

Photo Flash: JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE in Rehearsal at Columbia Stages' Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2012

Columbia Stages presents JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE, the 2012/13 MFA Actors' Thesis Production conceived and directed by Kristin Linklater and Rebecca Wright. JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE will open at The Riverside Theatre this Thursday, November 8, 2012 and run through November 17. Scroll down for photos of the cast in rehearsal!

Columbia Stages Presents JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE, 11/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2012

Columbia Stages presents JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE, the 2012/13 MFA Actors' Thesis Production conceived and directed by Kristin Linklater and Rebecca Wright. JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE will open at The Riverside Theatre on Thursday, November 8, 2012 and run through November 17.

JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE Begins 11/8 at Columbia's Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

Columbia Stages will present JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE, the 2012/13 MFA Actors' Thesis Production conceived and directed by Kristin Linklater and Rebecca Wright. JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE will open at The Riverside Theatre on Thursday, November 8, 2012 and run through November 17.

New York Madness' Third Season Features Guest Artist David Anzuelo and More, Opening Tonight, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2012

New York Madness (NYM) is about to start its Third Season. With a focus on emerging writers, NYM hosts a hot night of short plays all based on a theme proposed by the more established Featured Guest. The Theme is announced one week prior to the event.

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