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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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Composer Gordon Schwinn faces death from a brain tumor. When he is diagnosed, he is confronted with the real possibility that his musical legacy will be cut short. William Finn's semi-autobiographical musical is energetic, sardonic, and poignant in its exploration of anxiety, self-doubt, and the healing power of art.


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Underscore Theatre Co. Announces 2017-18 Season and Full Line-Up for 4th CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2017-18 Season, kicking off this fall with CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody). (more...)

New BENNY & JOON Musical Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Old Globe presents the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Based on the beloved 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon is directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of New York's Transport Group. (more...)

Laura Osnes to Return to Cafe Carlyle with 'COCKEYED OPTIMISTS'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes makes her return to Cafe Carlyle with Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Ted Sperling and special guest, two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman in Cockeyed Optimists: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein, September 26-30. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Raises the Curtain on Summer with June Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Theatergoers of all ages invited to downtown Lawrenceville for camps, comedy nights and more summer fun! (more...)

Penny Fuller & Tony Roberts to Lead Reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE at TNC
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Theater for the New City and Executive Director Crystal Field present a public developmental reading of Chez Rikers: An Urban Fable, a new play by Charles Leipart, Tuesday, June 6 at 7PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave, between E. 9th & 10th streets). (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Present TRISH & JARED'S 21ST CENTURY SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre has announced a new musical revue Trish & Jared's 21st Century Songbook, June 25th through July 17th: Sundays & Mondays at 7 pm. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre presents Regional Premier of MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre's 32nd season continues with the New England Premier of Jaclyn Backhaus' Men On Boats, June 22nd through July 22nd: Tuesdays thru Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sunday July 2nd at 2 pm.  Tickets are $28.  Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, June 23rd. Group rates & Student Rush tickets also available.  Call the box office for details.  Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org. (more...)

Victoria Clark Will Replace Julie White in Encores! Off-Center's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Tony winner Victoria Clark will play Sara Jane Moore in Encores! Off-Center's Assassins. She replaces the previously announced Julie White.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A NEW BRAIN, Presented by Aurora Apprentice Company Alumni Series!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Aurora theatre recently wrapped up its second annual Aurora Apprentice Company Alumni Series, with a production of A New Brain by William Finn and James Lapine. This was the second show in the series, which opened on June 15 with FISH EYE.  Check out action shots from A New Brain below! (more...)

Tom Cavanaugh and James Cavanaugh Present World Premiere of UNDER THE JELLO MOLD One Woman Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

The World Premiere production of the one-woman show, Under the Jello Mold at The Complex as part of The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival in the Ruby Theatre, June 2017. The play is written by and starring Jennie Fahn and directed by Tom Cavanaugh. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announced Cast and Creative Team of PUMP UP THE VOLUME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Oh, snap! The 90's are back! San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Pump Up the Volume: A 90's Palooza! From the creators of the long-running hit Mixtape, Colleen Kollar Smith and Jon Lorenz, comes a new musical that journeys back to the 1990's. Kollar Smith helms the show as Director and Choreographer, with Lorenz working as Music Director and Arranger. Performances run July 28 - September 10, 2017, at the Horton Grand Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Feature: A NEW BRAIN by Apprentice Company Alumni at Aurora Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - Jun 20, 2017

Aurora Theatre gives youthful ensemble, led by Patrick Schweigert, a chance to shine in A New Brain as part of the 2017 Apprentice Company Alumni summer series. (more...)

Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced'). (more...)

Casting Announced for Black Button Eyes' SHOCKHEADED PETER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago storefront premiere of SHOCKHEADED PETER, the silly and sinister musical based on Heinrich Hoffmann's popular German children's book The Struwwelpeter. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Cast and Artists Announced for HOT METAL MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh­­ announces a cast of 8 singers, who will perform 21 songs by 31 artists in its second edition of Hot Metal Musicals, a showcase of members' work. With the assistance of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and extensive support from the Pittsburgh CLO, Hot Metal Musicals will be presented on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 7:15 pm at the Cabaret Theater at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. (more...)

Steven Boyer, Alex Brightman, Steven Pasquale, Nikki M. James, Taylor Caldwell and More to Star in Encores! Off-Center's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman today announced casting for his first season at the helm of the popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center. (more...)

Penny Fuller & Tony Roberts to Lead Reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Theater for the New City and Executive Director Crystal Field present a public developmental reading of Chez Rikers: An Urban Fable, a new play by Charles Leipart, Tuesday, June 6 at 7PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave, between E. 9th & 10th streets). (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre presents BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2017 season with the 10-time Tony-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT, THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, music by Elton John, August 2 through August 27: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays August 13, 20 and 27 at 2 pm.  Tickets are $35-40.  Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, August 4. Student Rush tickets also available.  Call the box office for details.  Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.   (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announced Cast and Creative Team of PUMP UP THE VOLUME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Oh, snap! The 90's are back! San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Pump Up the Volume: A 90's Palooza! From the creators of the long-running hit Mixtape, Colleen Kollar Smith and Jon Lorenz, comes a new musical that journeys back to the 1990's. Kollar Smith helms the show as Director and Choreographer, with Lorenz working as Music Director and Arranger. Performances run July 28 - September 10, 2017, at the Horton Grand Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Cast Announced for Theo Ubique's A NEW BRAIN, Coming This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Theo Ubique Artistic Director Fred Anzevino's cast for the company's upcoming production of the semi-autobiographical musical A New Brain will include a mix of newcomers as well as faces familiar to Chicago audiences. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Begins Tonight at Encores! Off-Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Following the success of Assassins, Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman presents the next production of his first season at the helm of the popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center. (more...)

Diversionary presents MANTRAP As Part of its Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Diversionary presents ManTrap as part of our Cabaret Series. One of San Diego's most accomplished choreographers Michael Mizerany (known to Diversionary audiences for his work on Hot Guys Dancing and In The Va Va Voom Room) presents an electrifying night of dance with his company Compulsion Dance & Theatre. Michael completes his Man Dance Series with the premiere of ManTrap. This new work joins the pieces critically acclaimed works Manhandled, Via Dolorosa, UnCoupling and Man Clan for an unforgettable and sensuous evening of dance. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform with Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus with Broadway stars Laura Osnes (currently Bandstand on Broadway) and Santino Fontana (the voice of Hans in Disney's Frozen), along with conductor Ted Sperling, will take audiences through the ups and downs of romance, with music from Frozen, Cinderella, and classic and contemporary shows including West Side Story, Follies, Oklahoma and more. (more...)

Casting Complete for 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' and REALLY ROSIE at Encores! Off-Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Following the success of Assassins, Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman today announced casting for the next two productions of his first season at the helm of the popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center. (more...)

CHESS, A NEW BRAIN, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Highlight The Gallery Players' Season 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

 Gallery Players launches into their second half-century as they announce an exciting 51st Season of Fun and Games. (more...)

Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Opens Tonight at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced'). (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Sustaining Black Theatre in the Upper Valley: A Conversation with Jarvis Antonio Green
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Join us for a conversation with Jarvis Antonio Green, Founding Artistic Director of JAG Productions and BarnArts Center for the Arts.This community event will be a meaningful look behind the scenes at the founding of JAG Productions, a chance to hear Jarvis' story and path to its founding, and a glimpse at what the theatre company is working on for the second season! (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Rosie's Theater Kids to Sing Original Tunes and More in City Center's THE LOBBY PROJECT Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Lobby Project, a series of free pre-performance events presented in conjunction with New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series (led this summer by producer Helen Handelman and curator Jenny Koons), returns with a line-up of performances and conversations with the artists involved. (more...)

Chip Zien, Sarah Stiles and More to Sing THE SONGS OF KINOSIAN & BLAIR at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chip Zien, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Sarah Stiles, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, and many more in 'THE SONGS OF KINOSIAN & BLAIR' on Thursday, August 31st at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announced Cast and Creative Team of PUMP UP THE VOLUME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

Oh, snap! The 90's are back! San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Pump Up the Volume: A 90's Palooza! From the creators of the long-running hit Mixtape, Colleen Kollar Smith and Jon Lorenz, comes a new musical that journeys back to the 1990's. Kollar Smith helms the show as Director and Choreographer, with Lorenz working as Music Director and Arranger. Performances run July 28 - September 10, 2017, at the Horton Grand Theatre. Press opening is Today, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Beth Malone Will Debut at Provincetown's Art House on 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown has announced that Beth Malone, Broadway star of Ring of Fire and Tony nominee for 2016's smash hit Fun Home, will make her Broadway @ The Art House series debut on August 20 at 7:00 PM for one show only, with Susan Draus at the piano. The 2017 Art House and Town Hall season produced by Mark Cortale is sponsored by Cape Air, Anchor Inn Beach House, Ptown Bikes, Loveland and Provincetown Gym. For Tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Chip Zien, Sarah Stiles and More Sing THE SONGS OF KINOSIAN & BLAIR Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chip Zien, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Sarah Stiles, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, and many more in 'THE SONGS OF KINOSIAN & BLAIR' tonight, August 31st at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Opens its Mainstage Season with the THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

 Bristol Riverside Theatre spells F-U-N when it opens its Mainstage season with the multiple Tony Award-winner The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, and conceived by Rebecca Feldman, running September 19-October 15.  Directed by Amy Kaissar, the ensemble cast features Will Carlyon, Andrew Coleman, Leigha Kato, Kathryn McCreary, Joshua Morgan, Robert Smythe, Phebe Taylor, T.J. Wagner, and Brooke Wetterhahn. (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2017 Barrymore Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Theatre Philadelphia, the region's marketing and leadership organization for theatre, has announced the 2017 nominees for the Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Kicks Off Season with Musical Fairytale THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Town Hall Theatre "Generations" Season 2017-2018 kicks off this fall with THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE -A Musical Fairy Tale, with book, music and lyrics by award-winning Bay Area playwright Min Kahng. Based upon the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE is an enchanting, pop musical romp for the whole family that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within. (more...)

REALLY ROSIE Bows Tonight as Part of Encores! Off-Center at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman continues his first season at the helm of the popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center with REALLY ROSIE, beginning tonight, August 2nd. (more...)

HEADSETS: A VIEW FROM THE LIGHT BOOTH Opens Friday, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Ever wonder what happens in the light booth when something you are watching on stage suddenly goes wrong? William Missouri Downs (author of the past NSTC productions 'Cockeyed,' 'Mad Gravity,' and 'Seagulls in a Cherry Tree') shows us in this zany new comedy! The Los Angeles Times wrote that it is "a delightfully funny play." (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Phillipa Soo, and Elizabeth Stanley-Led OF THEE I SING Headlines MasterVoices' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

MasterVoices - dedicated to the art of musical storytelling and celebrating the power of the human voice - announces its 2017-18 season. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Present A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre's 32nd season continues with the Cape Cod premiere of A New Brain, music and lyrics by William Finn, book by William Finn and James Lapine September 14th through October 15th. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Ring in the Holidays at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis rings in the holiday season at Feinstein's at the Nikko with Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas on Friday, December 8 (8 p.m.), Saturday, December 9 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, December 10 (5 p.m.). (more...)

UNDER THE JELLO MOLD to Return Whitefire Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Five-time nominee and winner of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival Solo Performance, Pick of the Fringe, and Encore! Producer's Awards Under The Jello Mold, written and performed by Jennie Fahn, will return for an extended run beginning September 9 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Directed by Tom Cavanaugh, Under The Jello Mold will play on Saturdays at 8pm with two added performances on Sunday, November 12 at 3pm and 7pm. (more...)

Theatre Three Announces New Performing Arts Educational Opportunities for Adult Actors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theatre Three, uptown Dallas's 56 year-old theatre-in-the-round will offer a number of new workshops and master classes for adult actors. In addition to another session of the previously announced National Michael Chekhov Association (NMCA) workshops, favorite local actors Wendy Welch and James McQuillen will present two sessions of one-day only Musical Audition Master Classes. All classes will take place at Theatre Three, located in the Quadrangle (2800 Routh Street, Suite 168, Dallas, TX 75201). (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Present Evening of THREE NEW PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre's 32nd season continues with a production of Three New Plays, plays from our playwrights' lab, all deeply intimate, revelatory stories of American women. (more...)

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