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by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2005
The World Premiere of Reluctant Pilgrim, The lesser-known songs of Stephen Schwartz will run September 25th through 28th as part of the 2nd Annual New York Musical Theatre Festival.
by Walter McBride - Sep 12, 2008
On Thursday, September 11th 2008 the cast of HAIRSPRAY had two very special guests: Olympic all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin and Original and Final cast member of RENT, Gwen Stewart. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were backstage to capture the moment.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2008
Grammy and Academy award winning Stephen Schwartz will star LIVE onstage in Defying Gravity: Stephen Schwartz and Friends. Songwriter Schwartz will be joined by esteemed Broadway stars Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter and Debbie Gravitte who will lend their voices for this not to be missed presentation.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2007
Jane Olivor, Karen Akers, Marc Kudisch, Liz Callaway, Lari White, Scott Coulter, Jason Graae, Lisa Howard, Steven Lutvak, Chris DiCristo, Julie Garnye, and Carole Schwartz are among today's most talented stars from the Broadway and cabaret scene to honor famed composer Stephen Schwartz in 'A Tribute to Stephen Schwartz' on Friday, October 19 at 8PM at The Town Hall as part of the Third Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival October 19-21, 2007. The evening is directed by Scott Coulter with musical direction by Alex Rybeck.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2008
GLIMPSES OF THE MOON is pleased to announce the following special guest stars have confirmed to appear Monday nights at 8pm in the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel.
by Mark Rupp - Oct 20, 2007
Jane Olivor, Karen Akers, Marc Kudisch, Liz Callaway, Lari White, Scott Coulter, Jason Graae, Lisa Howard, Steven Lutvak, Chris DiCristo, Julie Garnye, and Carole Schwartz were among the Broadway and cabaret stars honoring famed composer Stephen Schwartz in 'A Tribute to Stephen Schwartz' on Friday, October 19 at 8PM at The Town Hall as part of the Third Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival October 19-21, 2007. The evening was directed by Scott Coulter with musical direction by Alex Rybeck.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2008
American Opera Projects, the Brooklyn-based company 'known for bringing cutting-edge vocal productions to the masses' (New York Magazine), presents the final New York workshop of Stephen Schwartz's new opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon at the end of November in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Manhattan performance (The Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk St.)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2008
Seattle Repertory Theatre has cancelled their production of the Broadway bound Waiting for Godot due to the loss of a financial backer. Actor Bill Irwin was set to star in production, scheduled to open on January 15th and run through February 14th. The theater has replaced the production with Athol Fugard's Road to Mecca, directed by Leigh Silverman.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2008
New Yorkers will get an early listen of the first opera by Stephen Schwartz, Seance on a Wet Afternoon when American Opera Projects hosts a New York workshop on November 21 & 22. Opera Santa Barbara will present the world premiere in 2009.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2008
Old Globe Executive Producer Lou Spisto recently announced that the theatre will present a special one-night engagement of Stephen Schwartz and Friends.. This delightful event, featuring the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer/lyricist of the smash Broadway musicals Wicked, Godspell, Working, Pippin and many others, will be performed in the Old Globe Theatre on Monday, March 9 at 7:30pm. Schwartz will be center-stage for an evening of unforgettable music and memories, with some of Broadway's best singer/actors, including, Debbie Gravitte, Liz Callaway and Scott Coulter, performing Schwartz's most beloved songs.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2008
New Yorkers get early listen of first opera by Stephen Schwartz, Séance on a Wet Afternoon American Opera Projects hosts New York workshop November 21 & 22. Opera Santa Barbara to present world premiere in 2009.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2008
American Opera Projects, the Brooklyn-based company 'known for bringing cutting-edge vocal productions to the masses' (New York Magazine), presents the final New York workshop of Stephen Schwartz's new opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon at the end of November in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Manhattan performance (The Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk St.)
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2008
The fourth season of the acclaimed Monday Nights, New Voices series continues May 26th at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2007
West End star Emma Williams will likely play the title role in the upcoming West End musical Desperately Seeking Susan.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2008
TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, opens its 39th season with the dazzling West Coast Premiere of Snapshots, the latest musical from legendary Broadway (Wicked) and Hollywood (Enchanted) composer Stephen Schwartz.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2007
A musical version of 1985 cult film Desperately Seeking Susan may premiere in the West End at the Gielgud Theatre in November.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2008
Liz Larsen will host the May 26 'Monday Nights, New Voices' concert featuring the work of Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2009
Old Globe Executive Producer Lou Spisto recently announced that the theatre will present a special one-night engagement of Stephen Schwartz and Friends.. This delightful event, featuring the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer/lyricist of the smash Broadway musicals Wicked, Godspell, Working, Pippin and many others, will be performed in the Old Globe Theatre on Monday, March 9 at 7:30pm. Schwartz will be center-stage for an evening of unforgettable music and memories, with some of Broadway's best singer/actors, including, Debbie Gravitte, Liz Callaway and Scott Coulter, performing Schwartz's most beloved songs.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2005
NORA, legendary film director Ingmar Bergman's adaptation of Ibsen's classic play, 'A Doll's House,' will be presented at the Century City Playhouse as the inaugural production of the Blue Angel Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2009
Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Gwen Stewart will reprise the roles they originated on Broadway in RENT, The Broadway Tour, which comes to Tempe's ASU Gammage, March 17-22, 2009. Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Gwen Stewart originated the roles of Roger Davis, Mark Cohen and 'Seasons of Love' soloist, respectively, at New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway. Justin Johnston (Angel), Michael McElroy (Collins) - who are also in the touring show -and Stewart were all members of the final company of RENT which played its last performance on Broadway September 7, 2008. Adam Pascal received Obie and Theatre World awards and Tony and Drama Desk nominations for best actor for RENT. On Broadway he also originated the role of Radames in the hit musical Aida and starred as the Emcee in the long-running revival of Cabaret. His film credits include Rent, School of Rock, SLC Punk!, Temptation and Goyband. An actor since the age of six, Anthony Rapp has appeared on Broadway in Precious Sons (Outer Critics Circle Award), Six Degrees of Separation, and the revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His films include Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, David Searching, Man of the Century, Road Trip, A Beautiful Mind, Open House, Winter Passing, Danny Roane: First Time Director and Scaring the Fish. His book, Without You: a Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent, about his experiences on and offstage, was published in 2006 by Simon & Schuster and became a national bestseller.
by Eugene Lovendusky - Jun 27, 2008
This summer, real-life Broadway brothers Matthew Bogart and Dan Bogart will star as stage-brothers in Sam Shepard's 'True West,' directed by Lauren Kennedy at Hot Summer Nights in Raleigh, NC from July 2-13, 2008.
by BWW - Jun 25, 2007
Lynda Carter appeared, by popular demand, in her LA début at the Catalina Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2008
Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and 'American Idol' finalist Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray) will star in the new Broadway production of GODSPELL. The first Broadway revival of the landmark rock musical will officially open on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) on Thursday, October 23, 2008. Previews will begin on Monday, September 29, 2008.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2008
Gwen Stewart, who created several roles in the landmark Broadway musical Rent, including introducing the solo vocals for the show's central theme, 'Seasons of Love,' returns to the show on Monday, July 21. Ms. Stewart will reprise her original roles through the show's closing on Sunday, September 7.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2008
Gwen Stewart, who created several roles in the landmark Broadway musical Rent, including introducing the solo vocals for the show's central theme, 'Seasons of Love,' returns to the show on Monday, July 21. Ms. Stewart will reprise her original roles through the show's closing on Sunday, September 7.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2008
Artistic Director David Esbjornson announces today the finalized list of titles for Seattle Repertory Theatre's upcoming 2008-09 season - a mix of classics and new works delving into subjects as diverse as war, immigration, apocalypse, Craigslist and body image. According to Esbjornson, 'Our goal is to provide the most eclectic, imaginative and provocative programming for this community - plays that reflect the entire spectrum of what defines our amazing city'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2007
Emma Williams has been confirmed as the star of the upcoming West End musical Desperately Seeking Susan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2009
GLIMPSES OF THE MOON is pleased to announce the following special guest stars have confirmed to appear Monday nights at 8pm in the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2008
There will be in concert on March 2 9:30pm at the Duplex (61 Christopher Street) featuring the songs from composer/writer Bobby Cronin. There is a $10 cover and a 2 drink minimum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009
Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Gwen Stewart will reprise the roles they originated on Broadway in RENT, The Broadway Tour, which comes to Tempe's ASU Gammage, March 17-22, 2009. Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Gwen Stewart originated the roles of Roger Davis, Mark Cohen and 'Seasons of Love' soloist, respectively, at New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway. Justin Johnston (Angel), Michael McElroy (Collins) - who are also in the touring show -and Stewart were all members of the final company of RENT which played its last performance on Broadway September 7, 2008. Adam Pascal received Obie and Theatre World awards and Tony and Drama Desk nominations for best actor for RENT. On Broadway he also originated the role of Radames in the hit musical Aida and starred as the Emcee in the long-running revival of Cabaret. His film credits include Rent, School of Rock, SLC Punk!, Temptation and Goyband. An actor since the age of six, Anthony Rapp has appeared on Broadway in Precious Sons (Outer Critics Circle Award), Six Degrees of Separation, and the revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His films include Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, David Searching, Man of the Century, Road Trip, A Beautiful Mind, Open House, Winter Passing, Danny Roane: First Time Director and Scaring the Fish. His book, Without You: a Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent, about his experiences on and offstage, was published in 2006 by Simon & Schuster and became a national bestseller.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2007
The Zipper Theatre, Ryan Hill and John Johnson are pleased to announce a one-night only, newly adapted concert version of WORKING, the 1978 musical adapted from the acclaimed non-fiction book by Studs Terkel. This one-night only premiere concert event to benefit the Actor's Fund of America will take place on Monday, February 19, 2007 at The Zipper Theatre (336 West 37th Street, between 8 th and 9th Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2009
Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Gwen Stewart reprise the roles they originated on Broadway in Rent, The Broadway Tour, coming to Detroit for a limited one-week engagement with performances at the Detroit Opera House February 17-22, 2009. Tickets are available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office, the Detroit Opera House box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at1-800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com. Joining Pascal and Rapp who reprise their award-winning roles, and Stewart, are Nicolette Hart (Maureen Johnson), Justin Johnston (Angel Schunard), Lexi Lawson (Mimi Marquez), Michael McElroy (Tom Collins), Jacques C. Smith (Benjamin Coffin III), and Haneefah Wood (Joanne Jefferson). The ensemble is rounded out by Karmine Alers, Toby Blackwell, Adam Halpin, Trisha Jeffrey, Telly Leung, Caren Lyn Manuel, Cary Shields, Jed Resnick, Andy Senor, Yuka Takara, and John Watson. Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, and Gwen Stewart originated the roles of Roger Davis, Mark Cohen, and 'Seasons of Love' soloist, respectively, at New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway. Justin Johnston (Angel), Michael McElroy (Collins), and Stewart were all members of the final company of Rent,which played its last performance on Broadway September 7, 2008.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2009
LIFE'S CHANGING TIDE: The music and lyrics of Bobby Cronin will be presented on Monday, February 16, 2009 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre at The West Bank Cafe on 42nd and 9th. A night of Bobby Cronin's music featuring a bunch of his insanely talented friends...some of whom are heading out on tour for a while and some of whom just got back from tour! The cast includes: CARRIE MANOLAKOS (Mamma Mia, Wicked) JESSICA PATTY (9 to 5, A Chorus Line) ANNE BRUMMEL (Wicked) BEN CAMERON (Aida, B'way Sessions) STEPHEN BIENSKIE (Emmett Otter, Silence) JENNY DINOIA (Wicked, We Will Rock You) JARED GERTNER (Spelling Bee) KATE PAZAKIS (Jerry Springer) STANLEY BAHOREK (Spelling Bee) SEAN BRADFORD (The Lion King) JENN FURMAN (Wicked) TRACY MCDOWELL (Rent) BRIAN GALLAGHER (Tommy Euro tour) ROBYN LEE (Children of Eden) ERIC MICHAEL KROP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2009
Pittsburgh CLO, with the families of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, will proudly present the 12th Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theater to award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. The ceremony will be held at the 2009 CLO Guild's Pink Frolic Ball on May 9, 2009, at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Established in 1988, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theater recognizes the lifetime contributions of outstanding talents in musical theater. Pittsburgh CLO has presented the Richard Rodgers Award 11 times in recent years to such luminaries as Mary Martin (1988), Dame Julie Andrews (1989), Harold Prince (1991), Sir Cameron Mackintosh (1992), Stephen Sondheim (1993), Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber (1996), Gwen Verdon (2000), Bernadette Peters (2002), Shirley Jones (2007), Kathleen Marshall (2008) and Rob Marshall (2008).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2009
Pittsburgh CLO, with the families of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, will proudly present the 12th Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theater to award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. The ceremony will be held at the 2009 CLO Guild's Pink Frolic Ball on May 9, 2009, at the Omni William Penn Hotel.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2009
New York's Yiddish Theater of the 1920s returns to riotous life in the Garage Theatre Group's World Premiere of Meester Amerika in Teaneck this February. Meester Amerika revives the comedy and the music of New York's Lower East Side in a toe-tapping new musical for the whole family. The show opens February 12 at the Becton Theatre, 960 River Road in Teaneck. Meester Amerika is the story of the Rose family, popular entertainers in the Yiddish Theater as they try to succeed in the strange country of America. In particular, it's the story of Joey, the handsome young headliner who 'against his family's wishes' wants to become a Cantor. When Joey meets a girl from the right side of the tracks, chaos follows. Through a maelstrom of cross-dressing relatives, mistaken identities, and shattered illusions, Joey learns what it really means to be 'Mister America.'
by Eugene Lovendusky - Feb 26, 2008
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/26/2008.
by Adrienne Onofri - Feb 19, 2007
Comic playwright Christopher Durang talks with BWW about musicals, politics, maturity, and the hits & misses of his career.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009
Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Gwen Stewart reprise the roles they originated on Broadway in Rent, The Broadway Tour, coming to Detroit for a limited one-week engagement with performances at the Detroit Opera House February 17-22, 2009. Tickets are available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office, the Detroit Opera House box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at1-800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com. Joining Pascal and Rapp who reprise their award-winning roles, and Stewart, are Nicolette Hart (Maureen Johnson), Justin Johnston (Angel Schunard), Lexi Lawson (Mimi Marquez), Michael McElroy (Tom Collins), Jacques C. Smith (Benjamin Coffin III), and Haneefah Wood (Joanne Jefferson). The ensemble is rounded out by Karmine Alers, Toby Blackwell, Adam Halpin, Trisha Jeffrey, Telly Leung, Caren Lyn Manuel, Cary Shields, Jed Resnick, Andy Senor, Yuka Takara, and John Watson. Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, and Gwen Stewart originated the roles of Roger Davis, Mark Cohen, and 'Seasons of Love' soloist, respectively, at New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway. Justin Johnston (Angel), Michael McElroy (Collins), and Stewart were all members of the final company of Rent,which played its last performance on Broadway September 7, 2008.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2009
LIFE'S CHANGING TIDE: The music and lyrics of Bobby Cronin will be presented on Monday, February 16, 2009 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre at The West Bank Cafe on 42nd and 9th. A night of Bobby Cronin's music featuring a bunch of his insanely talented friends...some of whom are heading out on tour for a while and some of whom just got back from tour! The cast includes: CARRIE MANOLAKOS (Mamma Mia, Wicked) JESSICA PATTY (9 to 5, A Chorus Line) ANNE BRUMMEL (Wicked) BEN CAMERON (Aida, B'way Sessions) STEPHEN BIENSKIE (Emmett Otter, Silence) JENNY DINOIA (Wicked, We Will Rock You) JARED GERTNER (Spelling Bee) KATE PAZAKIS (Jerry Springer) STANLEY BAHOREK (Spelling Bee) SEAN BRADFORD (The Lion King) JENN FURMAN (Wicked) TRACY MCDOWELL (Rent) BRIAN GALLAGHER (Tommy Euro tour) ROBYN LEE (Children of Eden) ERIC MICHAEL KROP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2009
New York's Yiddish Theater of the 1920s returns to riotous life in the Garage Theatre Group's World Premiere of Meester Amerika in Teaneck this February. Meester Amerika revives the comedy and the music of New York's Lower East Side in a toe-tapping new musical for the whole family. The show opens February 12 at the Becton Theatre, 960 River Road in Teaneck. Meester Amerika is the story of the Rose family, popular entertainers in the Yiddish Theater as they try to succeed in the strange country of America. In particular, it's the story of Joey, the handsome young headliner who 'against his family's wishes' wants to become a Cantor. When Joey meets a girl from the right side of the tracks, chaos follows. Through a maelstrom of cross-dressing relatives, mistaken identities, and shattered illusions, Joey learns what it really means to be 'Mister America.'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2006
Molly Regan, who played Joan in the world premiere of John Kolvenbach's new comedy drama Love Song, will temporarily step into the shoes of Kristen Johnston, who in the opening week of the European premiere in London suffered serious medical problems as a result of which she has had to undergo surgery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2007
LONE STAR LOVE, a new musical comedy starring Academy Award nominee Randy Quaid in his Broadway debut as Colonel John Falstaff, has announced full casting as it begins rehearsals this week for its Seattle engagement at The 5th Avenue Theatre, September 8 - 30. LONE STAR LOVE will open on Broadway on Monday, December 3 at New York's Belasco Theatre; previews will begin Thursday, November 1.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2006
The Laurie Beechman Theatre, located within The West Bank Café (407 West 42nd St.), is pleased to continue THE AFTER PARTY, an informal social gathering for the theatrically inclined.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2007
Gwen Stewart, who created several roles in the landmark Broadway musical Rent, including introducing the solo vocals for the show's central theme, 'Seasons of Love,' returns to the show on Sunday, April 29, the musical's 11th anniversary on Broadway