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Broadway: Be More Chill (Lyceum Theater). Off-Broadway: Be More Chill (Signature and Two River Theaters), The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (Theaterworks USA/National Tour), Buyer & Cellar (Rattlestick and Barrow Street Theaters/National Tour/London’s Menier Chocolate Factory), The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Be More Chill (Lyceum Theater). Off-Broadway: Be More Chill (Signature and Two River Theaters), The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (Theaterworks USA/National Tour), Buyer & Cellar (Rattlestick and Barrow Street Theaters/National Tour/London’s Menier Chocolate Factory), The ... (read complete bio)
A STRANGE LOOP Extends At Playwrights Horizons Photo A STRANGE LOOP Extends At Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

In response to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons , in association with Page 73 is pleased to announce a three-week extension of the world premiere production of Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop, to July 28 (from the initially-announced closing date of July 7).

Review Roundup: A STRANGE LOOP at Playwrights Horizons Photo Review Roundup: A STRANGE LOOP at Playwrights Horizons
by Review Roundups - Jun 18, 2019

Playwrights Horizons, in association with Page 73, present the world premiere production of A Strange Loop, with book, music, and lyrics by 2017 Jonathan Larson Award and 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award-winner Michael R. Jackson, directed by Stephen Brackett (Be More Chill, Buyer and Cellar), and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly (Playwrights: If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka; Ugly (Black Queer Zoo), Fairview). A Strange Loop explores the thoughts of Usher, a black, queer writer working a job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, queer writer, working a job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson's blistering, momentous new musical (and his professional debut) follows a young artist at war with a host of demons-not least of which are the punishing thoughts in his own head-in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop.

BWW Review: Michael R. Jackson's Clever and Tuneful A STRANGE LOOP Zeros In On The Ex Photo BWW Review: Michael R. Jackson's Clever and Tuneful A STRANGE LOOP Zeros In On The Exclusive Side of Inclusiveness
by Michael Dale - Jun 18, 2019

'Don't roll your eyes at me,' a person of influence instructs a promising young musical theatre writer. 'I'm the chair of the Second-Coming-Of-Sondheim Award so I know what the f... I'm talking about!'

BE MORE CHILL Celebrates A Milestone For Asian Representation On Stage! Photo BE MORE CHILL Celebrates A Milestone For Asian Representation On Stage!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 13, 2019

Tonight, the Broadway company of Be More Chill will celebrate an exciting step forward in the quest for diversity on stage, as four actors of Asian descent portray four principal roles in the show for the first time ever.

Photo Coverage: BE MORE CHILL Celebrates 100 Performances On Broadway Photo Photo Coverage: BE MORE CHILL Celebrates 100 Performances On Broadway
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 5, 2019

The social media sensation Be More Chill celebrated 100 Broadway performances at the Lyceum Theatre today!

Billy Porter and More to Participate in Talkbacks Following A STRANGE LOOP Photo Billy Porter and More to Participate in Talkbacks Following A STRANGE LOOP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts in northeast Wyoming, is proud to announce the debut of "Ucross Spotlight": a nationwide series of performances, live readings, moderated panels, and cultural events featuring its esteemed alumni. "Ucross Spotlight" will debut on Wednesday, June 19, at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street), with a conversation between Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, moderated by Jacobs-Jenkins.

Alice Ripley, Krysta Rodriguez, And More To Join BE MORE CHILL Post Show Hang Series Photo Alice Ripley, Krysta Rodriguez, And More To Join BE MORE CHILL Post Show Hang Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Today, Be More Chill announced the special guests for "The Post Show Hang," a special Wednesday evening encore series through July 31st.

Huntington Theatre Company Presents THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL Photo Huntington Theatre Company Presents THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

Huntington Theatre Company is delighted to bring adventurous programming for the young and young at heart to Boston this summer with The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, an electrifying (Newsday) musical adaption of The New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will play at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue, Boston). Performances begin July 17 and will run through July 28, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the general public Sunday, June 2.

Last Chance To Vote For BWW's 17th Annual Theatre Fans' Choice Awards! Photo Last Chance To Vote For BWW's 17th Annual Theatre Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.

STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo to Join BE MORE CHILL's 'Post Show Hang' Photo STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo to Join BE MORE CHILL's 'Post Show Hang'
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

Today, the producers of Be More Chill announced the launch of "The Post Show Hang," a special Wednesday evening post-show encore series, that will include a performance tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29, with Gaten Matarazzo("Stranger Things"). Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis will accompany an exciting lineup of actors as they each perform a song from the Tony Award-nominated score of Be More Chill. Additional actors will be announced at a later date.

Vote For BWW's Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: HADESTOWN and BE MORE CHILL Square Off Fo Photo Vote For BWW's Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: HADESTOWN and BE MORE CHILL Square Off For Best Score!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.

THE LIGHTNING THIEF Opens Friday in Tulsa Photo THE LIGHTNING THIEF Opens Friday in Tulsa
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

Celebrity Attractions is thrilled to announce that THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, a musical adaption of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan, will make its Oklahoma premiere at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited three performance engagement May 31-June 1. Tickets are on sale now.

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical Comes to Tulsa Photo THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical Comes to Tulsa
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

Celebrity Attractions has announced that THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, an "electrifying" (Newsday) musical adaption of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan, will make its Oklahoma premiere at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited three performance engagement May 31-June 1. Tickets are on sale now.

Be More Chill Celebrates Journey to Broadway with Special Ticket Offer Photo Be More Chill Celebrates Journey to Broadway with Special Ticket Offer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

To celebrate four years since the musical's world premiere and an unparalleled journey to the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, the producers of the new musical sensation Be More Chill today announced special ticket prices available to fans for a limited time only.

BWW Exclusive: Taylor Trensch Visits BE MORE CHILL For A Post-Show Performance With J Photo BWW Exclusive: Taylor Trensch Visits BE MORE CHILL For A Post-Show Performance With Joe Iconis
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2019

Taylor Trensch (Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly!) dropped by Be More Chill tonight for a curtain call surprise. Taking the stage with composer, Joe Iconis, Trensch (who played the role of Jeremy in the first reading of the show) performed the song, 'A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into.'

Beth Malone, Taylor Trensch and More Among Cast of PRIDE PLAYS Photo Beth Malone, Taylor Trensch and More Among Cast of PRIDE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

Initial casting and remaining directors have been announced for Pride Plays, an upcoming festival of play readings to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director.

The Bushwick Starr Presents CABIN Photo The Bushwick Starr Presents CABIN
by Sarah Hookey - May 21, 2019

The Bushwick Starr presents the world premiere of CABIN,the latest from Bessie nominated Sean Donovan (The Reception at HERE, House/Divided at BAM), with original compositions by Obie Award winner Heather Christian (Animal Wisdom at The Bushwick Starr, The World is Round at BAM).

Vote For BWW's Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: BE MORE CHILL Leads Best Ensemble! Photo Vote For BWW's Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: BE MORE CHILL Leads Best Ensemble!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.

Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List! Photo Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by the current stars of Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online here at BroadwayWorld.

Vote For BWW's Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: HADESTOWN Leads Best Musical! Photo Vote For BWW's Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: HADESTOWN Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.

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