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by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 26, 2013
Today we are talking to uniquely compelling composer and lyricist known for her urbane wit and contemporary sensibility, having contributed music and lyrics to the recent Broadway musicals HIGH FIDELITY, BRING IT ON! and HANDS ON A HARD BODY as well as penning many other original musicals and unique standalone songs over the course of her career, Amanda Green. Discussing her famous musical theatre lineage - her father was legendary theatrical icon Adolph Green and her mother is famous actress Phyllis Newman - and sharing stories from her youth, Green sheds some light on her familial profession of choice and details the finer points of her own songwriting process, particularly insofar as it pertains to her two recent major musicals seen in New York. On that note, Green offers the 411 on the creative process in composing both the rap/pop-infused, high-school-set BRING IT ON! alongside collaborators Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda as well as her work with Phish's Trey Anastasio on the down-home country sounds of HANDS ON A HARD BODY. Additionally, Green previews what we can expect from her upcoming Birdland concert, AMANDA GREEN & FRIENDS, and illuminates some of her sparkling previous work which may make its way into the live show. Plus, looks back on her experiences with the screen-to-stage adaptation of HIGH FIDELITY, imparts hilarious anecdotes about writing for Playboy Magazine, reveals her involvement in the currently on-hold DEBBIE DOES DALLAS movie musical, reflects on her first musical revue and album, PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR MOUTH!, as well as drops hints on her next musical project and much, much more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013
'Humor Abuse,' the hilarious and heartfelt story of growing up in a circus, created by Lorenzo Pisoni and Erica Schmidt, directed by Schmidt and featuring a tour de force performance by Pisoni, will be presented at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, today, September 17 through November 3, 2013. The opening is set for September 21. Get a first look at Pisoni onstage below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013
Louise Dearman will lead the cast of the world premiere of a brand new musical inspired by Charles Kingsley's classic novel, The Water Babies. The first actress to have played both Glinda and Elphaba in the global smash-hit musical Wicked, Dearman makes her Curve debut as Mrs D.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013
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by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2013
'Humor Abuse,' the hilarious and heartfelt story of growing up in a circus, created by Lorenzo Pisoni and Erica Schmidt, directed by Schmidt and featuring a tour de force performance by Pisoni, will be presented at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, September 17 through November 3, 2013. The opening is set for September 21.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013
Sherie Rene Scott returns to 54 Below for the highly-anticipated reprise of her acclaimed show 'Piece Of Meat' for a limited two-week engagement. 'Piece Of Meat' is an exhilarating evening about human desires - carnal, culinary and otherwise. Ms. Scott explores her singular storytelling and musical abilities with songs by Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Talking Heads, Pete Townshend, Annie Lennox, Dire Straits, Buddy Holly, Kate Bush and Noah & The Whale, along with original compositions by music directorTodd Almond. The show features musical staging by Michele Lynch and direction by Lear Debessonett.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014
DEBBIE DOES DALLAS: THE MUSICAL is directed by CAMERON MORRISON and REGINA CATHERINE MACDONALD, playing now through May 31, 2014.
by Roy Berko - May 12, 2014
As we exited the theatre after 'Bathroom Humor, my next-to-seat neighbor said, 'Oh well, it is what it is, and I'm not sure why it was!' 'nuff said.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014
Sh-K-Boom Records will present the new album from Tony Award-nominee Sherie Rene Scott, All Will Be Well - The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions, as a digital exclusive on March 25. The stirring pop record combines contemporary rock, jazz and folk elements with revealing interpretations of songs by Joni Mitchell, Talking Heads and Noah and the Whale as well as skillful originals by Sherie and Todd Almond, who serves as producer arranger and Music Director. The recording, co-produced by Ms. Scott with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer, is now available for pre-order. An exclusive music video for the single 'Oh, Sean' is now available; customers who pre-order the album receive an immediate audio download of the song. A special online concert Lovestream will be broadcast on March 25 at www.sh-k-boom.com. The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. To pre-order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/sherierenescott-allwillbewell.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014
A special new Lovestream concert is now available online to celebrate the release of Sherie Rene Scott, All Will Be Well - The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions. The new Sh-K-Boom Records album is now available as a digital exclusive on iTunes, Amazon and wherever digital music is sold.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014
Sh-K-Boom Records will present the new album from Tony Award-nominee Sherie Rene Scott, All Will Be Well - The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions, as a digital exclusive today, March 25.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014
Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview on Friday, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014
New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons in association with Purpleman Theater have announced casting for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven. Marc Stuart Weitz will direct ensemble including Ken Barnett (Wonderful Town, Julie Taymor's The Green Bird) as Peter, Susan Bott (Julie Kramer's The Best of Everything) as Ruth and Constance Zaytoun (Moby Pomerance's Broken Hands) as Anna. And Baby Makes Seven is an uproarious and timely comedy that has not been seen professionally in New York in 20 years. Performances will take place today, March 11-April 12 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Washington and Greenwich Streets). Critics are welcome as of March 19 for an opening of March 23.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014
Son of a coal-mining dad and a secretary mum, this is the story of an Aussie country kid and what lead him to tread the boards in some of Australia's biggest musicals. Following an extended and sold-out season at Sydney's Hayes Theatre, leading man David Harris, tours the east coast with performances in Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014
5th Floor Theatre Company is currently casting for its upcoming production of DEBBIE DOES DALLAS at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street, in New York City this August. Featuring book by Susan L. Schwartz and music & lyrics by Andrew Sherman, Tom Kitt and Jonathan Calicutt, the show will be directed by Nikki DiLoreto, August 6 through the 9th, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013
In addition, Scott will be recording "Piece Of Meat," her current show at 54 Below. Scott will perform the highly-anticipated return engagement of her acclaimed evening through June 29. Details of the recording will be announced at a later date. For updates on the album, please visit: www.sh-k-boom.com/sherierenescott-pieceofmeat.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013
Sherie Rene Scott returns to 54 Below for the highly-anticipated reprise of her acclaimed show 'Piece Of Meat' for a limited two-week engagement. 'Piece Of Meat' is an exhilarating evening about human desires - carnal, culinary and otherwise. Ms. Scott explores her singular storytelling and musical abilities with songs by Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Talking Heads, Pete Townshend, Annie Lennox, Dire Straits, Buddy Holly, Kate Bush and Noah & The Whale, along with original compositions by music directorTodd Almond. The show features musical staging by Michele Lynch and direction by Lear Debessonett.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013
Playhouse on the Square announces its 2012-2013 season of plays and musicals. Reservations and ticket information can be found at http://www.playhouseonthesquare.org/boxoffice/ or by calling (901) 726-4656. The Box Office is located inside Playhouse on the Square at 66 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013
Directed by Curtis Jerome, with book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Cannibal! The Musical opens July 26th and runs through September 14th. Performances are 8:00 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 6:00 p.m. Sun. Tickets are $25 general, $15 for students with a current I.D. Tickets may be purchased online at www.mavericktheater.com or by calling 714-526-7070. The Maverick Theater is located at 110 E. Walnut, Fullerton, CA 92832, across from the Amtrak station in historic Downtown Fullerton.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014
Following the enormous success of the semi-staged performance of My Fair Lady at the Proms in 2012, John Wilson returns to perform Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate. Joining John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Broadway stalwarts Ben Davis, Alexandra Silber, Tony Yazbeck and West End star Louise Dearman lead the cast in an irreverent reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- a play within a play. This is the BBC Proms debut for all four performers as they sing the energetic score in its original 1948 arrangement.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013
Directed by Curtis Jerome, with book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Cannibal! The Musical opens July 26th and runs through September 14th. Performances are 8:00 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 6:00 p.m. Sun. Tickets are $25 general, $15 for students with a current I.D. Tickets may be purchased online at www.mavericktheater.com or by calling 714-526-7070. The Maverick Theater is located at 110 E. Walnut, Fullerton, CA 92832, across from the Amtrak station in historic Downtown Fullerton.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013
The 17th annual The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will run August 9 - 25, 2013. The festival offers programming from 185 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies in 20 venues in downtown Manhattan. With attendance topping 75,000 people, FringeNYC is New York City's fifth largest event (just behind New York International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, New York City Marathon, and New York Comic Con).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014
This Tony Award winner for Best Musical and Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding New Musical is a comedy "lovingly ripped off from" the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. King Arthur, so dubbed when the Lady of the Lake gave him Excalibur, travels England in search of knights for his Round Table who go on a search for the Holy Grail. With musical numbers like "He Is Not Dead Yet" and "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life," Monty Python's Spamalot "raises silliness to an art form!" -The Sunday Times
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014
This Tony Award winner for Best Musical and Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding New Musical is a comedy 'lovingly ripped off from' the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. King Arthur, so dubbed when the Lady of the Lake gave him Excalibur, travels England in search of knights for his Round Table who go on a search for the Holy Grail. With musical numbers like 'He Is Not Dead Yet' and 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life,' Monty Python's Spamalot 'raises silliness to an art form!' -The Sunday Times
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014
The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 18th Annual Festival from August 8 - 24, 2014. Each year the festival presents programming by nearly 200 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies. General FringeNYC applications for 2014 are currently being accepted for participants in all genres (theatre, dance, puppetry, performance art, multi-media, etc.). Separate FringeAL FRESCO (free outdoor events) and FringeJR (children's programming) applications are also available.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014
New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons in association with Purpleman Theater have announced casting for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven. Marc Stuart Weitz will direct ensemble including Ken Barnett (Wonderful Town, Julie Taymor's The Green Bird) as Peter, Susan Bott (Julie Kramer's The Best of Everything) as Ruth and Constance Zaytoun (Moby Pomerance's Broken Hands) as Anna. And Baby Makes Seven is an uproarious and timely comedy that has not been seen professionally in New York in 20 years. Performances will take place March 11-April 12 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Washington and Greenwich Streets). Critics are welcome as of March 19 for an opening of March 23.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014
Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to conclude its 2013-14 season with Calamity West's world premiere THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD, based on Henrik Ibsen's classic drama A Doll's House, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost, playing May 8 - June 8, 2014 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport in Chicago. Curtain times are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. There will be added 3pm performances on Saturday, May 25 and Saturday, June 7. Tickets for THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD are $20 general admission, $10 for previews, and students or industry members with ID and are available at www.athenaeumtheatre.org, in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box office or by calling (773) 935-6875.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014
Sparkling like aluminum siding, this campy, caustic musical fable is rife with adultery, strippers, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco, and the Ice Capades. Complete with a trashy Greek chorus of trailer park divas, Armadillo Acres is Florida's most exclusive mobile home community. But when a stripper on the run comes between an agoraphobic housewife and her tollbooth collector husband, the hurricane of laughter begins to brew. Revel in all things trashy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014
Sparkling like aluminum siding, this campy, caustic musical fable is rife with adultery, strippers, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco, and the Ice Capades. Complete with a trashy Greek chorus of trailer park divas, Armadillo Acres is Florida's most exclusive mobile home community. But when a stripper on the run comes between an agoraphobic housewife and her tollbooth collector husband, the hurricane of laughter begins to brew. Revel in all things trashy.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013
Voting is now underway for Cleveland! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013
Voting is now underway for Cleveland! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013
Voting is now underway for Cleveland! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013
The 17th annual The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will run today, August 9 - 25, 2013.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013
On Wednesday, Why You Beasting? became the first show of the 2013 festival to sell out its entire run. Several productions have already sold out multiple individual performances including: Rubble, Big Dummy, Cowboy's Don't Sing, Off The Desk, Bellini and the Sultan, and Snakes I Have Known. Other best-sellers include The Rufus Equation, Gertrude Stein Saints!, Luke Nicholas, The TomKat Project, Someone To Belong To, Peninsula, Horse Play, What Every Girl Should Know, Perfectly Normel People and Playing God.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014
THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL (FringeNYC), the largest theater & dance festival in North America, will kick off its 18th year today, August 5th with a special press preview featuring live performances of short excerpts from some of its most exciting shows.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013
Winners of the 2013 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at The Cutting Room in New York. As selected by an independent panel of over 40 theater professionals, the winners are as follows:
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014
Following the enormous success of the semi-staged performance of My Fair Lady at the Proms in 2012, John Wilson returns to perform Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate. Joining John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Broadway stalwarts Ben Davis, Alexandra Silber, Tony Yazbeck and West End star Louise Dearman lead the cast in an irreverent reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- a play within a play. This is the BBC Proms debut for all four performers as they sing the energetic score in its original 1948 arrangement.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013
The 17th annual The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America continues through August 25, 2013. The festival offers programming from 185 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies in 20 venues in downtown Manhattan. With attendance topping 75,000 people, FringeNYC is New York City's fifth largest annual public event (just behind NY International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Fest, NYC Marathon, and Comic Con). Shows represent 13 countries and 17 U.S. states, plus an array of genres including drama, comedy, classical theater, dance, performance art, puppetry, clowning, and children's theater. A complete schedule of performances is available at www.FringeNYC.org.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014
THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL (FringeNYC), the largest theater & dance festival in North America, will kick off its 18th year on Tuesday, August 5th with a special press preview featuring live performances of short excerpts from some of its most exciting shows.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014
Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview today, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014
Richard E Grant will appear 'as live' on stage interacting with the real actors in a never seen before 3D hologram effect - a first for a theatrical production. Using a combination of cutting edge technology and traditional theatre illusion this effect allows live actors to perform alongside filmed sequences.