A New Brain

A New Brain, inspired by William Finn's personal experiences, is a medical tragedy seen through the iris of a Looney Tunes short. After struggling composer Gordon Michael Schwinn (Jonathan Groff) collapses face-first into a plate of spaghetti, he is diagnosed with a brain tumor and is forced to come to terms with his creative ambitions and the lovable screw-ups in his life: an overbearing mother (Ana Gasteyer), a ruthless kiddie-show host (Dan Fogler), and a boyfriend who'd "rather be sailing" (Aaron Lazar). The musical opened at Lincoln Center Theater on June 18, 1998 and ran for 78 performances, winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
The regional premier of this two-hander explores the author's real experience working for Francis Biddle at his home in Washington, DC from 1967-1968. Judge Biddle, Former Attorney General of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt and Chief Judge of the American Military Tribunal at Nuremberg is notoriously hard on his staff as he tries to cement his legacy. Can the old, Philadelphia aristocrat and his young, Canadian assistant bridge the generational divide and come to understand one another in this a?oecomic and touching' play (The New York Times)?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
The hit Chicago musical set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, MIRACLE, is announcing its final weeks, closing on Sunday, September 29. In its successful five month run, the musical was seen by over 30,000 people including Chicago Cubs players David Ross, Willson Contreras, Kerry Wood, Ryan Dempster and Ryne Sandberg, as well as numerous local celebrities including Jim Belushi, Allison Victoria of HGTV, Wayne Messmer, Tom Ricketts, Tom Dreesen and many more who lauded the production. Today, William Marovitz and Arny Granat, co-producers of the production, are thrilled to announce that MIRACLE has been nominated for a 2019 Equity Jeff Award in the a?oeNew Work- Musicala?? category. Now playing at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted, MIRACLE is providing Chicago Cubs fans and theatregoers a final opportunity to relive the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series win.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Virginia Musical Theatre (VMT) announces the opening of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella on Friday, October 4 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street. The production runs for four performances, October 4-6, with a special fifth performance for local schools Friday, October 4.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, welcomes two Broadway favorites today, September 11- John Riddle (Frozen, The Visit) and Bradley Dean (Dear Evan Hansen, A Little Night Music, Spamalot). They will assume the roles of Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny and Monsieur André, respectively.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Otherworld Encounter will bring their 10,000 square foot immersive art experience back to the Nashville Fairgrounds for a limited engagement July 5-21, 2019. A team of 13 Nashville-based artists designed, developed and operated the exhibit for its debut this past winter. The team recently concluded a four-week run of the experience in Atlanta.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
A Miracle is coming to Chicago. Inspired by Chicago's beloved 2016 World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs, MIRACLE, makes its highly-anticipated World Premiere at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N Halsted St) with previews May 8 and a press opening on Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
As Jordan Berman pounds the New York City pavement searching for Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. As singles' nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan must face his own capacity to love and be loved. This hilarious and heart-wrenching Broadway comedy dives into the trenches of urban single life and the aspirational gay wedding, reminding us that you can't hurry love-no matter how much you wish you could.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
See New York City's up and coming stars at Spotlight Studio's Talent Showcase! This exciting showcase is taking place at the iconic off-Broadway venue, Don't Tell Mama, on March 30th. Staten Island's most talented young performers take will to the stage for their off-Broadway debut. In the playbill for the night there will be an assortment of performances that will wow spectators.
by Kristen Price - Mar 25, 2019
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by Julie Musbach - Mar 19, 2019
The new Broadway production of Oklahoma! begins previews at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway) on tonight, March 19, 2019. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Rachel Camp is one of Philadelphia's leading musical theatre stars. The Theatre Horizon favorite will take to the Norristown stage this spring for AN EVENING WITH RACHEL CAMP, an irresistible autobiographical cabaret, running for a limited engagement, May 9 through the 12, 2019. Single tickets are currently on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
NENAProductions Theater Project, Ocean Grove's resident theater company, will be staging the habit-forming musical comedy NUNSENSE Todays and Saturdays, March 1 - 9 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 10 at 3PM. Directed by the theater company's Artistic Director, Nick Montesano.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Cape Rep Theatre continues its 34th season with the world premiere of THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS, by Kate Pazakis, June 26 through July 21, Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $35 & $40. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, June 28th. 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.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: City Center season announced, Hadestown cast recording news, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Cape Rep Theatre continues its 34th season with the world premiere of THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS, by Kate Pazakis, June 26 through July 21, Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jun 3, 2019
The strange thing about this lyrical cornucopia: it doesn't stick in the mind much as one departs. There is a deliberate effort to craft just such a song, 'I Feel So Much Spring,' as the closer, and it feels and sounds good, but by the time the song finishes, there have been so many harmonic variations sung by the various characters that the core melody has largely been overwritten mentally. What will not be overwritten is the joyous feeling that the song, and the ending, bring about.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces the cast and creative teams for the 201920 Season shows 2 Pianos 4 Hands, The Niceties, The Nerd and Nunsense.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
A Miracle is coming to Chicago. Inspired by Chicago's beloved 2016 World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs, MIRACLE, makes its highly-anticipated World Premiere at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N Halsted St).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
Splashy casting news is plenty exciting but we're taking a moment to give a shoutout to the casts of some of Broadway's long-running shows. Meet the current cast of The Book of Mormon below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is currently in its third record-smashing year at the Music Box Theatre. Following the success of the Broadway production, a national tour launched soon after, bringing the story across North America. A sit-down production made its way to Toronto earlier this year, and will be followed by a West End production set to debut in October 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Richmond Triangle Players announces that RTP's associate producing producer Lucian Restivo will assume the title of Artistic Director for the company, beginning with the 2019-20 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The New York Pops will host its annual cabaret fundraiser at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.(performance at 6:30 p.m.) starring Tony and Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis. The event is hosted by New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
MIRACLE, the hit Chicago musical set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, is announcing final weeks of the production, now through September 1. Now playing at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted, MIRACLE is providing theatregoers of all ages the opportunity to relive the most iconic moment in Chicago Cubs history, its 2016 World Series win.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Live at Zedel continues its season of new shows, each with a different theme, hosted by lyricist Mark Petty and with Musical Direction by Henry Brennan.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2019
Watch below as he is joined by Broadway royalty Beth Leavel as they chat about how she got into this business in the first place, which Broadway role won her parents' approval, and so much more. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
City Springs Theatre, Atlanta's newest professional theatre company, presents Broadway'sWilliam Michals and Kristine Reese in Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'South Pacific,'the glorious classic that poetically parallels two love stories threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. The original 1949 Broadway production, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, 'Tales of the South Pacific,' by James A. Michener, garnered 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The acclaimed 2008 Lincoln Center Theater production received seven Tony Awards, the most of any musical revival. Directed by Tony Award recipient and Broadway legend Baayork Lee, 'South Pacific'plays the Byers Theatre at TheSandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) March 8 - 17, 2019. Tickets are $30 - $62, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.comor call 404-477-4365 for more information.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
Artistic Director Ray Jivoff today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2019-2020 season, which will mark the theatre's 60th Anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
NENAProductions Theater Project, Ocean Grove's resident theater company, will be staging the habit-forming musical comedy NUNSENSE Fridays and Saturdays, March 1 - 9 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 10 at 3PM. Directed by the theater company's Artistic Director, Nick Montesano.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 TheatreWomen Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. The press opening is Sunday, March 10 at 7:30pm. This hit sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires - as long as the blood keeps flowing. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Christopher Carter (Choreographer)
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
NENAProductions Theater Project, Ocean Grove's resident theater company, will be staging the habit-forming musical comedy NUNSENSE Fridays and Saturdays, March 1 - 9 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 10 at 3PM. Directed by the theater company's Artistic Director, Nick Montesano.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the world premiere of THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO written by Adam Overett February 15, 2019 April 28, 2019 at the CLO Cabaret. THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO is the third musical to be given a world premiere from Pittsburgh CLO's inaugural SPARK festival, which developed musicals designed to cultivate the next generation of small-cast shows that will continue on in similar venues around the country. Tickets for this hysterical take on 'making it' in the theater are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office, and start at $31.25.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
The York Theatre Company kicks off a year-long celebration of its landmark 50th Anniversary with a newly re-imagined version of the beloved Broadway hit musical I Do! I Do!, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, based on the play The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Complementing performances of Tony Award-winning actress and director Victoria Clark's production of Conor McPherson's new version of Strindberg's The Dance of Death, Classic Stage Company (CSC; Artistic Director, John Doyle) presents the second installment of its new Classic Conversations series. The series began with acclaimed actor Raul Esparza on the occasion of his "blisteringly good" (New York magazine) turn in Bertolt Brecht's Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; another conversation will be announced this spring. The March 5 at 7pm event will serve as a rare, intimate, and engaging distillation of Clark's life in theater through conversation-with CSC Artistic Director John Doyle and celebrated music director Ted Sperling-and song. Sperling, who memorably worked with Clark on The Light in the Piazza, for which they both received Tony Awards, will also accompany Clark on piano for the musical portion of the evening. This one-night-only engagement takes place Tues, March 5 at 7pm at Classic Stage Company (136 E 13th Street, New York); tickets are $100-$150 and can be purchased at classicstage.org or 212-352-3101 (or toll free 866-811-411). The Dance of Death runs in repertory with director Shariffa Ali's staging of Yael Farber's Mies Julie through March 10.
by Jared West - Feb 14, 2019
Love: it brings joy and fear and peace and pain. You don't always know what you're going to get. Is love worth stepping into the unknown? What would you do for love? FALSETTOS, now playing at the Winspear Opera House, addresses these questions and the risks we take in loving.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2019
What happens when one of Broadway's funniest actors decides to interview one of Broadway's funniest actors? You're about to find out, because The Prom star Josh Lamon is getting the 411 from not one, not two, not three... but four of his hilarious co-stars!
by Fred Kaufman - Aug 3, 2019
Announced Richmond Theatre season 2019-2020
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 28, 2019
Bless our souls! The beloved Disney classic Hercules is getting a stage adaptation courtesy of The Public Theater! The production runs from August 31st to September 8th at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. To prepare you to go the distance with Hercules, Meg, Hades, and more, we're giving you our guide to Hercules, from the movie's history to a look at the cast including Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Last month The Crazy Coqs Presents at Live at Zédel hosted an evening of songs from musicals of the 1990s featuring James Hume, Alex Lodge, Emma Kingston, Courtney Reed and Rebecca Lock.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today three principal cast changes for Broadway's blockbuster phenomenon, Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by theater legend, the late Harold Prince.
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2019
On Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Jonathan Groff stopped by to talk about season two of his Netflix series Mindhunter. During the interview, host Kelly Ripa brought up that Groff made his TV debut many years ago on the soap opera One Life to Live. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of André Bishop, has announced it will produce a new musical during its 2019-2020 season. FLYING OVER SUNSET, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, will feature choreography by Michelle Dorrance, and will begin previews March 12, 2020 and open on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck will head the cast with additional casting to be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
In honor of the 108 years it took the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series, MIRACLE, the hit Chicago musical set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, is thrilled to celebrate its 108th performance on Friday, August 30th with a special event at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted) beginning at 7:15 p.m. The scheduled performance of the production will follow at 8 p.m.
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2019
Jonathan Groff appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, where he took time to record voice memos for Fallon's children as Kristoff, his character from Frozen!
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019
Arthur Miller's All My Sons begins preview performances tonight, April 4, 2019, and opens officially on Monday, April 22, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
In the third concert of her More About The Melody series, cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf invites Tony Award-winning music director, Ted Sperling to host an evening celebrating the music of the three generations of the iconic Rodgers family: Richard Rodgers, Mary Rodgers, and Adam Guettel.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Portland Stage Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS By Jason Robert Brown April 30 through May 19. This hit musical by Tony Award-winning lyricist Jason Robert Brown deconstructs a love affair and marriage between an aspiring novelist and a struggling actress over five years. Told almost entirely through song, this piece moves backward and forward through time weaving the beginning and end of a love affair.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Selladoor Worldwide present the long awaited European premiere of the multi award-winning musical, Falsettos, which arrives in the UK from 30 August 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
A Miracle is coming to Chicago. Inspired by Chicago's beloved 2016 World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs, MIRACLE, makes its highly-anticipated World Premiere at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N Halsted St) with previews May 8.