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Wake Up With BWW 5/13: HAMILTON Film is Coming to Disney+, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/13: HAMILTON Film is Coming to Disney+, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2020

Today's top stories: Broadway shutdown extends, the Hamilton film is coming to Disney+ in July, the cast of SMASH will reunite for stream of Bombshell concert, and more!

Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2020

BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard recently passed away at 59 years old. Born September 16, 1960 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan.

ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Returns to Make Up Blacked Out Performance Photo ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Returns to Make Up Blacked Out Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

It must be a conspiracy! After their July 13th performance of ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE was cancelled due to a suspicious alien-induced blackout, the New York Musical Festival is bringing the sci-fi rock & roll comedy back - with a grand finale concert on Saturday, August 3rd at 5pm at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at Signature Pershing Square Theatre, 480 West 42ndStreet.

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, John Benjamin Hickey And More Star In Terrence McNally Photo Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, John Benjamin Hickey And More Star In Terrence McNally's SOME MEN at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019

Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater closed out the Pride Plays' festival of play readings commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, with a benefit reading of Terrence McNally's Some Men, helmed by Logan Reed, on June 24 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.

ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Announced As Part Of NYMF Photo ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Announced As Part Of NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

A new trailer has been released for the most ambitious projection and animation driven musical at NYMF - the new Sci-FiRock n' Roll Comedy ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE. ILFOS is a feel good and funny new musical that will run at New York Musical Festival, July 8 - 13th at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. 

ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE at the New York Musical Festival Photo ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE at the New York Musical Festival
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 18, 2019

Casting has been announced for the new Sci-FiRock n' Roll Comedy ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE which will be running at New York Musical Festival, July 8 - 13th at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.

André De Shields, Noah Galvin, and More Cast in PRIDE PLAYS Reading of SOME MEN Photo André De Shields, Noah Galvin, and More Cast in PRIDE PLAYS Reading of SOME MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

Festival producers Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and Festival Director Nick Mayo announce casting for the benefit closing night reading of Some Men, written by Terrence McNally

I Only Have Lies For You Announces Season 2, Episode 2 Photo I Only Have Lies For You Announces Season 2, Episode 2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Amy Wolk and Nikki M. James present I Only Have Lies For You, a live gameshow that pits Broadway panelists against each other in a lying contest, now in its second hit season! Two teams of three will go head-to-head telling stories, some of which may not be true---it is up to the other team to guess, Truth or Lie. Featuring musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins, panelists will defend their stories by all means possible, including song and dance. Hosted by MAC Award winner Amy Wolk, I Only Have Lies For You is presented monthly at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City, and is being recorded as a podcast, which can be found on iTunes.

Alice Ripley and Marc Kudisch to Star in REDRUM Parody on Halloween at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal, American Psycho) and three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand To God, Finding Neverland) as 'Wendy' and 'Jack' in 'REDRUM: The Shining Parody Unauthorized' on Halloween Night, Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 7pm.

BWW TV: Rebecca Luker, Daisy Eagan & More on Returning to THE SECRET GARDEN for Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefit
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 13, 2016

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN, a Broadway benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, presented the first of two sold-out performances last night, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. at theLucille Lortel Theater. The fully staged production, directed/choreographed by Curtis Holbrook, was led by Rebecca Luker as Lily, Gabriella Pizzolo as Mary, and Bradley Dean as Archie with Tom Deckman, Ali Ewoldt, Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Bill Nolte, Eli Tokash, Max von Essen, and Cortney Wolfson. Additionally, composer Lucy Simonand original cast member Daisy Egan co-hosted the night. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out interviews with the cast below!

Photo Coverage: Rebecca Luker, Gabriella Pizzolo, Bradley Dean & More Take Bows in THE SECRET GARDEN Benefit!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 12, 2016

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN, a Broadway benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, presented the first of two sold-out performances last night, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theater. The fully staged production, directed/choreographed by Curtis Holbrook, was led by Rebecca Luker as Lily, Gabriella Pizzolo as Mary, and Bradley Dean as Archie with Tom Deckman, Ali Ewoldt, Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Bill Nolte, Eli Tokash, Max von Essen, and Cortney Wolfson. Additionally, composer Lucy Simon and original cast member Daisy Egan co-hosted the night. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the curtain call and after party below!

Photo Coverage: Lucy Simon and Daisy Eagan Reunite for Friends in Theater Company's THE SECRET GARDEN Benefit
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 12, 2016

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN, a Broadway benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, presented the first of two sold-out performances last night, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theater. The fully staged production was led by Rebecca Luker as Lily, Gabriella Pizzolo as Mary, and Bradley Dean as Archie with Tom Deckman, Ali Ewoldt, Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Bill Nolte, Eli Tokash, Max von Essen, and Cortney Wolfson. Additionally, composer Lucy Simon and original cast member Daisy Egan co-hosted the night. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from Simon and Eagan's pre-show introduction below!

Starry SECRET GARDEN Make-A-Wish Benefit Set for Tonight at Lucille Lortel Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN, a Broadway benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, presents the first of two sold-out performances tonight, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014).

BWW Interview: SECRET GARDEN 'Sisters' Gabriella Pizzolo and Cortney Wolfson Tell All About Friends in Theater's Sold-Out Benefit!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 9, 2016

The company of the latter production is in the home stretch of preparations and Wolfson (KINKY BOOTS) and Pizzolo (FUN HOME) just checked in with BroadwayWorld to tell us all about the process. Check out the full interview below!

Starry SECRET GARDEN Make-A-Wish Benefit Sells Out; Still Accepting Donations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just gotten word that Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN, a Broadway benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, has sold out both of its performances later this month. Donations are still being accepted via Friends in Theater's website.

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at TRT-Musical Comedy at its Very Best
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 24, 2015

'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum' is a holiday treat for metropolitan area audiences. Directed by Jessica Stone with choreography by Denis Jones and musical direction by Gary Adler, the stellar all-male cast is brimming with talent.

Photo Flash: New Shots of Christopher Fitzgerald and Michael Urie in '...FORUM' at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Two River Theater presents A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, the Tony Award-winning musical farce written by comedy giants Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by theater legend Stephen Sondheim. The director is Jessica Stone, the choreographer is Denis Jones, and the musical director is Gary Adler. The press opening is Friday, November 20 at 8pm and performances will continue through Sunday, December 13 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. BroadwayWorld has a first official look at New York stage stars Christopher Fitzgerald and Michael Urie in action below!

Max von Essen, Tamika Lawrence & More Join Rebecca Luker in THE SECRET GARDEN Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions announces additional casting for  The Secret Garden, a two-night only production to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York. Performances will take place on Monday, January 11, 2016 AND Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014).

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Set for Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the Tony Award-winning musical farce written by comedy giants Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by theater legend Stephen Sondheim. The director is Jessica Stone (Absurd Person Singular), the choreographer is Denis Jones (Honeymoon in Vegas), and the musical director is Gary Adler (Avenue Q).

Review Roundup: SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl
by Review Roundups - Aug 3, 2015

The Hollywood Bowl's production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT (which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2005) played last weekend at the legendary venue.

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