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SHIDA Ends Limited Off-Broadway Engagement Today
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 28, 2013

The new musical SHIDA, written and performed by Jeannette Bayardelle -- whose Broadway appearances include leading roles in THE COLOR PURPLE and HAIR - will end its strictly limited engagement today, Wednesday, August 28 with the 8pm performance. SHIDA will have played 12 previews and 36 regular performances.

Photo Flash: SHIDA Celebrates Off-Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2013

The new musical SHIDA, written and performed by Jeannette Bayardelle -- whose Broadway appearances include leading roles in THE COLOR PURPLE and HAIR -- will receive its world-premiere this summer Off-Broadway as an Ars Nova Summer Fling (511 W. 54 St. in Manhattan). Previews began July 19 and SHIDA's official opening night was this Wednesday, July 31. The Off-Broadway limited engagement runs through August 28. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night curtain call and festivities below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Jeannette Bayardelle in SHIDA, Opening Tomorrow at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

The new musical SHIDA, written and performed by Jeannette Bayardelle -- whose Broadway appearances include leading roles in THE COLOR PURPLE and HAIR -- will receive its world-premiere this summer Off-Broadway as an Ars Nova Summer Fling (511 W. 54 St. in Manhattan). Previews began July 19 and SHIDA's official opening night is Wednesday, July 31. The Off-Broadway limited engagement runs through August 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Bayardelle in action below!

LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Yellow Sound Label (Michael Croiter) announces the release of the Original Cast Album for The Last Smoker in America today, June 25, 2013. The album, produced and engineered by Joel Moss and distributed by Yellow Sound Label, will be available on Amazon, iTunes, and elsewhere where music is sold. For additional information, visit www.YellowSoundLabel.com.

LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Cast Recording Set for June 25 Release
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 14, 2013

Yellow Sound Label (Michael Croiter) announced today that the Original Cast Album for The Last Smoker in America will be released on June 25, 2013. The album, produced and engineered by Joel Moss and distributed by Yellow Sound Label, will be available on Amazon, iTunes, and elsewhere where music is sold. For additional information and to pre-order the Original Cast Album, visit www.YellowSoundLabel.com.

THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA to Release Cast Album This Spring
by Kelsey Denette - Mar 7, 2013

The Off-Broadway musical The Last Smoker in America is now available for licensing through Samuel French Inc., with the Original Cast Album to be released later this spring.

THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Plays Final Performance Today, Sept 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2012

The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony Award® Nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk Nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), with direction by Tony Award® winning producer and director Andy Sandberg (Hair; Gore Vidal's The Best Man), choreography by Tony Award® nominee AC Ciulla (Footloose) and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Fred Lassen (The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess), will play its final performance this evening, September 1, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Previews began on July 11, 2012 with Opening Night on August 2, 2012.

THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Plays Final Performance 9/1
by Kelsey Denette - Aug 24, 2012

The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony Award® Nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk Nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), with direction by Tony Award® winning producer and director Andy Sandberg (Hair; Gore Vidal's The Best Man), choreography by Tony Award® nominee AC Ciulla (Footloose) and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Fred Lassen (The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess), will play its final performance Saturday evening, September 1, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Previews began on July 11, 2012 with Opening Night on August 2, 2012.

THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Gets 'Smokin' S'mores' Dessert at Tasti D-Lite, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

Tasti D-Lite has named a new flavor, SMOKIN' S'MORES, in honor of the raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered new Off-Broadway musical comedy The Last Smoker in America.

LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Opens at Westside Theatre; Smoke-Out Tonight!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 2, 2012

The raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered new Off-Broadway musical comedy The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony Award® Nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk Nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), opens tonight, August 2 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street).

Farah Alvin, Natalie Venetia and More to Lead THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA, Opening Tonight, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2012

Farah-Alvin-Natalie-Venetia-and-More-to-Lead-THE-LAST-SMOKER-IN-AMERICA-20010101 The new Off-Broadway musical comedy The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony Award Nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk Nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), with direction by Tony Award-winning producer and director Andy Sandberg (Hair; Gore Vidal's The Best Man), choreography by Tony Award nominee AC Ciulla (Footloose) and musical supervision by Fred Lassen (The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess), opens tonight, August 2, 2012 at The Westside Theatre.

Photo Flash: First Look at Farah Alvin, Natalie Venetia Belcon and More in THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

The raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered new Off-Broadway musical comedy The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk Nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), with direction by Tony Award winning producer and director Andy Sandberg (Hair; Gore Vidal's The Best Man), choreography by Tony Award nominee AC Ciulla (Footloose) and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Fred Lassen (The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess), began performances Wednesday, July 11, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is Thursday, August 2, 2012. Get a first look at the cast on stage in the photos below!

THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Begins Performances Tonight, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

The new Off-Broadway musical comedy The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony Award® Nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk Nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), with direction by Tony Award® winning producer and director Andy Sandberg (Hair; Gore Vidal's The Best Man), choreography by Tony Award® nominee AC Ciulla (Footloose) and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Fred Lassen (The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess), begins performances tonight, July 11, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is Thursday, August 2, 2012.

THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Begins Performances 7/11
by Kelsey Denette - Jul 9, 2012

The new Off-Broadway musical comedy The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony Award® Nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk Nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), with direction by Tony Award® winning producer and director Andy Sandberg (Hair; Gore Vidal's The Best Man), choreography by Tony Award® nominee AC Ciulla (Footloose) and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Fred Lassen (The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess), begins performances Wednesday, July 11, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is Thursday, August 2, 2012.

Photo Coverage: THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Meets the Press - Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - Jun 22, 2012

The company of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA, which opens August 2 upstairs at The Westside Theatre, met the press yesterday, June 21, and treated the audience to a performace preview. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the show and meet and greet and brings you photo coverage below!

BWW TV: First Look at THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA - Meet The Cast, Performance Preview & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2012

The company of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA, which opens August 2 upstairs at The Westside Theatre, met the press yesterday, June 21, and treated the audience to a performace preview. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the show and to speak with the exciting team. Click below to go inside the press day!

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA!
by Walter McBride - Jun 21, 2012

The company of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA, which opens August 2 upstairs at The Westside Theatre, met the press today. Check out photos of the cast-Natalie Venetia Belcon, Jake Boyd, John Bolton and Farah Alvin-and creative team below!

Farah Alvin, Natalie Venetia and More to Lead THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA
by Kelsey Denette - Jun 11, 2012

The four member cast will feature Drama Desk Nominee Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes) as Pam, Natalie Venetia Belcon (Avenue Q) as Phyllis, John Bolton (A Christmas Story, "Gossip Girl") as Ernie, and Jake Boyd (MCC's Carrie) as Jimmy. Performances begin Wednesday, July 11, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), with an official Opening Night set for Thursday, August 2, 2012.

Andy Sandberg to Direct LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA at Westside Theatre; Opens 8/2
by Nicole Rosky - May 16, 2012

The new musical comedy The Last Smoker in America will get its New York premiere this summer, it was announced today. The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony Award® Nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk Nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), will be directed by Tony Award-winning producer and director Andy Sandberg (Hair; Gore Vidal's The Best Man) and choreographed by Tony Award® nominee AC Ciulla (Footloose). Performances begin Wednesday, July 11, 2012 upstairs at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), with an official Opening Night set for Thursday, August 2, 2012. Casting will be announced shortly.

A PERFECT FUTURE To Close At Cherry Lane 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2011

The Off-Broadway production of the provocative new play, A Perfect Future, by David Hay, will give its final performance on Sunday evening, March 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street).

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