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Bio:
2011 Drama Desk award for Peter & The Starcatcher at New York Theatre Workshop. Broadway: On stage with Dame Edna in Back With A Vengeance! (composer, and co-lyricist with Barry Humphries). Also for Edna: "We've Made The Most Of Melbourne" (2006 Commonwealth Games) and "Fifty On The Stage" ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
2011 Drama Desk award for Peter & The Starcatcher at New York Theatre Workshop. Broadway: On stage with Dame Edna in Back With A Vengeance! (composer, and co-lyricist with Barry Humphries). Also for Edna: "We've Made The Most Of Melbourne" (2006 Commonwealth Games) and "Fifty On The Stage" ... (read complete bio)
Greater Boston Stage Company to Open For In-Person Performances This August Photo Greater Boston Stage Company to Open For In-Person Performances This August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

Greater Boston Stage Company has announced that they are opening their doors for in-person performances this August! Join The Young Company as they take the stage for Summer Festival 2021 beginning August 5, 2021 and continuing through August 15, 2021.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Continues 2021 Season at Cumberland County Playhouse Photo DRIVING MISS DAISY Continues 2021 Season at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 4, 2021

Cumberland County Playhouse has recently announced the remainder of its 2021 Season, featuring the currently running revival of Duck Hunter Shoots Angel and the upcoming opening of Driving Miss Daisy.

Nantucket's White Heron Theatre Announces 2021 Summer Season Photo Nantucket's White Heron Theatre Announces 2021 Summer Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2021

The White Heron Theatre Company of Nantucket today announced its 2021 summer season, which will feature in-person performances for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Springfield Little Theatre Presents CLUE: THE MUSICAL Photo Springfield Little Theatre Presents CLUE: THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2020

Springfield Little Theatre will present Clue: The Musical at The Landers Theatre.

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis: En Avant! To Air On Classic 107.3 Photo Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis: En Avant! To Air On Classic 107.3
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2020

The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis (TWStL) moves to the airwaves this November 5th through the 15th. It centers on Williams' most famous and personal play, 'The Glass Menagerie,' featuring works that illuminate the artistry of his St. Louis-based masterpiece.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS: EN AVANT! to Air on Classic 107.3 Photo TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS: EN AVANT! to Air on Classic 107.3
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2020

The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis will move to the airwaves this November 5th through the 15th. It centers on Williams' most famous and personal play, 'The Glass Menagerie,' featuring works that illuminate the artistry of his St. Louis-based masterpiece.

VIDEO: Watch BD Wong's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Benefit Photo VIDEO: Watch BD Wong's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Benefit
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 10, 2020

Tony Award winner BD Wong and videographer Richert Schnorr's imaginative, video-driven interpretation of the theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed premieres tonight! The collection of immersive music videos will stream right here at BroadwayWorld at 8pm Eastern as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek from BD Wong's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Photo VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek from BD Wong's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 10, 2020

A slate of starry special guests has been added to Tony Award winner BD Wong and videographer Richert Schnorr's imaginative, video-driven interpretation of the theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed. The collection of immersive music videos will stream at 8 pm Eastern on Monday, August 10, 2020, as a benefit for BC/EFA.

BD Wong's Stream of SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED to Feature Billy Porter, Keala Settle, J Photo BD Wong's Stream of SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED to Feature Billy Porter, Keala Settle, John Lithgow and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 6, 2020

A slate of starry special guests has been added to Tony Award winner BD Wong and videographer Richert Schnorr's imaginative, video-driven interpretation of the theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed. The collection of immersive music videos will stream at 8 pm Eastern on Monday, August 10, 2020, as a benefit for BC/EFA.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY and CLUE Take Top Spots in Most-Produced Shows in Schools Photo THE ADDAMS FAMILY and CLUE Take Top Spots in Most-Produced Shows in Schools
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 30, 2020

According to the annual school play survey conducted by the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), The Addams Family, Clue, and Check Please received top billing for the most produced musical, full-length play, and short play, respectively, during the 2019-20 school year, which was cut short by the closures required by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED To Stream On August 10, Benefitting BC/EFA Photo SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED To Stream On August 10, Benefitting BC/EFA
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020

Tony Award winner BD Wong and videographer Richert Schnorr are re-conceiving the theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed as a collection of music videos, reflecting life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SDSU New Musical Theatre Initiative Announces New Selection Photo SDSU New Musical Theatre Initiative Announces New Selection
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2020

The San Diego State University MFA Musical Theatre Program is continuing their innovative two-year development program dedicated to fostering the creation of new musicals with Postcard American Town by Lynne Shankel and Crystal Skillman.

Town Hall Theatre Announces 76th Season 2020/21: GROWING UP Photo Town Hall Theatre Announces 76th Season 2020/21: GROWING UP
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 24, 2020

Town Hall Theatre Company has announced four compelling plays and musicals for its 76th 2020/21 Season, entitled GROWING UP.  

Arts Barn Announces 2020-21 Season - THE FANTASTICKS, FROZEN JR., CLUE, and More! Photo Arts Barn Announces 2020-21 Season - THE FANTASTICKS, FROZEN JR., CLUE, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2020

Arts Barn has announced its upcoming 2020-21 season! Unless specified, performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM. Online ticket sales will open 30 days prior to the event.

Ogunquit Playhouse Has Announced its 2020 Season; Jason Alexander and BD Wong to Prem Photo Ogunquit Playhouse Has Announced its 2020 Season; Jason Alexander and BD Wong to Premiere New Shows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced an exciting lineup of shows for its 88th season that includes the Northeast regional premiere of the hilarious dark comedy The War of the Roses, a new play based on the novel by Warren Adler and helmed by Tony Award-winner Jason Alexander, and the world premiere of the funny and heartwarming musical adaptation of Mr. Holland's Opus, helmed by Tony Award-winner BD Wong. The season opens with the high-energy musical sensation Dirty Dancing -The Classic Story on Stage based on the smash-hit film, then continues with a stunning revival of the Tony Award-winning, all-Gershwin, tap dancing extravaganza Crazy for You, and the exhilarating Broadway hit musical based on the lives of Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan, On Your Feet!. The season will stretch to the holidays once again with the return of the hit show White Christmas in collaboration with The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

New Jewish Theatre Receives A Record-Breaking 21 Theatre Circle Award Nominations Photo New Jewish Theatre Receives A Record-Breaking 21 Theatre Circle Award Nominations
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2020

The J's New Jewish Theatre has received 21 nominations for the 2020 St. Louis Theatre Circle Awards for outstanding achievement in St. Louis Professional Theatre. This beats the previous record of 12 nominations received in 2014.

Broadway And London Theatre Veterans Stage PETER AND THE STARCATCHER At UC Davis Photo Broadway And London Theatre Veterans Stage PETER AND THE STARCATCHER At UC Davis
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2020

'Peter and the Starcatcher,' the award-winning stage prequel to 'Peter Pan,' will be presented by the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance Feb. 27 through March 7.

Tony Award-Nominated Composer Wayne Barker To Appear At UC Davis Photo Tony Award-Nominated Composer Wayne Barker To Appear At UC Davis
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 15, 2020

''Peter and the Starcatcher'' Composer to Appear at UC Davis

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Premiere in January At South Bend Civic Theatre Photo PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Premiere in January At South Bend Civic Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 19, 2019

'Peter and the Starcatcher' Premieres January17 at South Bend Civic Theatre.  A comedic prequel of the much-beloved tale of a boy who never grows up, 'Peter and the Starcatcher' is a humorous swashbuckling story, with contemporary pop culture references and sea shanties. Fun for the whole family.

Blackfriars Theatre Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Photo Blackfriars Theatre Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2019

Blackfriars Theatre's third show of its 70th Anniversary Season features a dozen actors portraying over 100 characters and telling the timeless tale of the most famous boy who would never grow up. Based on the young adult novel of the same name by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), with music by Wayne Barker, Peter and the Starcatcher is a wildly theatrical adaptation that relies on ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of the imagination.

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