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A New Brain - 2015 - New York Tickets, News, Info & More

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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Concert Revival
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:New York
Previews: June 24, 2015
Closing:June 27, 2015

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022
The Green Room 42 will present a special concert reading of the new musical, Fountain of You, on Monday, September 26 at 7:00 PM. Fountain of You features book and lyrics by Tasha Gordon-Solmon and music by Faye Chiao, and stars Jenni Barber, Jason Veasey and Maya Days.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022
Rubicon Theatre Company will begin its 25th year with a “Starry Soiree” celebration headlined by Emmy, Tony, Grammy and SAG Award Nominee NORM LEWIS. At the October 8th event, attendees will be treated to a concert of musical theatre hits sung by Lewis, Broadway’s first African-American “Phantom” and celebrated artists of stage and screen.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022
Christmas Day is in our grasp. Why the vodka? Glad you asked! Theater Wit has announced the return of Who’s Holiday!, a hilarious night out with a booze-guzzling, cigarette-smoking, 40-year-old Cindy Lou Who as she recalls the fateful night she met The Grinch, and the sordid events that happened after, November 25-December 30, 2022. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022
The Keegan Theatre has announced the cast and creative team of Elegies: A Song Cycle, a celebration of life and music penned by Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist William Finn (Falsettos, A New Brain, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022
The Drama Book Shop will host a reading, discussion and signing for Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt’s new book, Transforming Space Over Time: Set Design and Visual Storytelling with Broadway’s Legendary Directors on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00pm.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 2, 2022
The Hylton Performing Arts Center welcomes trailblazing Broadway legend and Emmy, Tony, GRAMMY, and SAG Award nominee Norm Lewis for An Evening with Norm Lewis on September 18.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022
Acclaimed stage and screen actor Norm Lewis will headline Skylight Night 2022, an annual fundraiser supporting Skylight Music Theatre. It will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, in the main ballroom of the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 11, 2022
The Drama Book Shop will host a reading, discussion and signing for Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt’s new book, Transforming Space Over Time: Set Design and Visual Storytelling with Broadway’s Legendary Directors on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00pm.
by Team BWW - Oct 10, 2022
Each week, we'll be highlighting the top virtual show programs from BroadwayWorld's Stage Mag! Want to create a Stage Mag for you own show? To get started on your own program, visit https://stagemag.broadwayworld.com.
by Emily Schenk - Nov 7, 2022
A New Brain was a great production. While the show explores some serious topics, the audience saw some of the rawest performances from Oakland University's theatre program. This cast inspired me, and I highly recommend attending a show at the Varner Theatre. I very much look forward to returning to see what their next show will be. @OUSMTD
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022
Veteran actor Eugene Lee will join Norm Lewis to star in the 20-week North American tour of Roundabout's 2020 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier's Play.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022
Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announced the latest news for the theater’s upcoming six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim January 26 through June 11, 2023. 
by BWW Staff - Nov 1, 2022
Washington, DC is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Coming up this month are Design for Murder, Dracula, and more!
by Chantal Kunst - May 5, 2022
Met de toepasselijke titel Hello Again keert De Kernploeg na twee zomers afwezigheid terug naar het theater. Naast de eerder bekendgemaakte acteurs zal niemand minder dan Brigitte Heitzer de cast compleet maken. In deze vierde titel van De Kernploeg reis je kriskras door de twintigste eeuw langs tien affaires, van een broeierige dansvloer in een New Yorkse club in de jaren '70 tot de laatste minuten op de Titanic in 1912. Hello Again is te zien vanaf 30 juni t/m 10 juli en gaat in première op zaterdag 2 juli, exclusief te zien in DeLaMar West, Amsterdam.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present one of the greatest and most celebrated musicals of all time, A CHORUS LINE, conceived and originally directed & choreographed by Michael Bennett, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, musical direction by Ricky Pope and directed and choreographed by Luis Villabon.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022
Shubert New Haven announces that Broadway’s NORM LEWIS will be the featured performer for the Shubert Theatre’s 2022 Gala on June 8. Chita Rivera – who was originally scheduled to headline the Gala – has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to perform. Tickets for the Gala are available through the Shubert’s Development Department at 203-773-4339. Concert only tickets are available online at shubert.com, and at the Shubert Box Office by phone at 203.562.5666 or visiting Monday–Friday Noon–6:00pm.
by Team BWW - May 2, 2022
Each week, we'll be highlighting the top virtual show programs from BroadwayWorld's Stage Mag! Want to create a Stage Mag for you own show? To get started on your own program, visit https://stagemag.broadwayworld.com.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022
Laguna Playhouse will present one of the greatest and most celebrated musicals of all time, A CHORUS LINE, conceived and originally directed & choreographed by Michael Bennett, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, musical direction by Ricky Pope and directed and choreographed by Luis Villabon. 
by Michael Major - Mar 4, 2022
Groff will join Ben Aldridge, Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint and Nikki Amuka-Bird in the new film. Shyamalan will write, direct, and produce the new thriller. Plot and character details for the new film are currently under wraps.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder with Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak and Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman will find its way to the Lyric Stage Company of Boston after originally scheduled to open on May 15, 2020.
by Team BWW - Mar 19, 2022
To celebrate Spring, we've curated a complete playlist about springtime. From April showers to May flowers, sing along to get your spirits up just in time for June start bustin' out all over!
by Chantal Kunst - Mar 10, 2022
Met de toepasselijke titel Hello Again komt De Kernploeg na twee zomers afwezigheid terug naar het theater. Ditmaal in het gloednieuwe DeLaMar West in Amsterdam. In deze vierde titel van De Kernploeg reis je kriskras door de twintigste eeuw langs tien affaires, van een broeierige dansvloer in een New Yorkse club in de jaren ‘70 tot de laatste minuten op de Titanic in 1912. Hello Again is te zien vanaf 30 juni t/m 10 juli en gaat in première op zaterdag 2 juli, enkel te zien in DeLaMar West, Amsterdam.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
Queer Voices Cabaret, the new sibling company of the long-running Trans Voices Cabaret, will present it's inaugural show on Saturday, July 9th at The Duplex in Greenwich Village.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
Running July 1 through 16 at The Colonial Theatre, the audience will be transported to a bustling Irish pub with a stage full of incredibly talented actors singing and playing their own instruments. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival opens the iconic Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line. The show previews June 22 & 23, opens June 24 and will run through July 10 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2022
In honor of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, Silicon Valley Gay Men's Chorus (SVGMC) is ending its 39th season with a wet-themed concert on Friday, June 17th, and Saturday, June 18th, featuring songs that are literally wet. And wild!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022
Artistry will welcome audiences back to the Bloomington Center for the Arts, launching its 2022-2023 Season of theatrical and musical entertainment. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022
Inspired by the cultural phenomenon Verzuz, the Broadway Advocacy Coalition has announced the second year of its beloved fundraising event BROADWAY VS. 
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022
Musicals at Richter (MAR), Connecticut's longest-running outdoor theater, will celebrate its 38th season with the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022
This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2022
Fulton Theatre will start 2022 off with the hilarious, heartfelt, and energetic 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. A cast of funny and talented Fulton favorites and newcomers brings this musical about a high-stakes, raucous, middle school spelling bee to life.
by - Jan 10, 2022
Today's top stories include Jersey Boys celebrating 1000 performances off-Broadway! Plus, The Book of Mormon's Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, Kevin Clay and Cody Jamison Strand join Backstage Live with Richard Ridge, The Avett Brothers musical, Swept Away, begins performances at Berkeley Rep, and more!
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Feb 18, 2022
With HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Johnson will remind audiences of his theatrical pedigree and style: edgy, innovative, controversial, and proud. The show is a shrewd piece to punctuate his timely comeback. A rock musical memoir by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask (directed by Shana Nunez), HEDWIG is the primal scream we need to take us out of a global nightmare. Ready or not, the electrifying musical will jolt people out of their Covid-induced stupor, courtesy of the rapturous genderqueer singer of a fictional rock and roll band.
by BWW - Dec 6, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021
The Music Man officially begins previews tonight on Broadway! Meet the cast bringing the iconic musical back to the stage!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 13, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022
Casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Bartlett Sher's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY, which comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 8 March – Sunday 26 March 2023.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022
Timeless Stage & Screen, Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of MOZART: HER STORY – THE NEW MUSICAL, with book and lyrics by Tegan Summer and music and additional lyrics by Gregory Nabours.
by Michael Major - Aug 2, 2022
Watch the new video trailer for Netflix's Lost Ollie, in which Jonathan Groff voices a lost toy who braves the many dangers of childhood as he searches the countryside to reunite with the boy who lost him; and the story of the boy who lost more than a best friend. The cast also features Mary J. Blige, Tim Blake Nelson, Gina Rodriguez, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022
Jonathan Groff will star as “Franklin” and Lindsay Mendez will star as “Mary” in Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop. Merrily We Roll Along features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by George Furth. They join the previously announced Daniel Radcliffe, who will star as “Charley”.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022
The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin: Live from the Broadway Makers Marketplace has released a new episode today. Season eight, episode three stars multi-hyphenate Josh Lamon (The Prom, Groundhog Day, Finding Neverland, Hair, Wicked, Into the Woods, City Center's A New Brain, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
With performances beginning April 23rd, Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre and Nightclub Cantata LLC, by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, will present  Elizabeth Swados’ 1977 breakout sensation Nightclub Cantata, a provocative, eclectic and heralded theatrical creation rarely seen since its inception decades ago. 
by Team BWW - Apr 2, 2022
Study up on the great musicals of the 1990s with a playlist of 100 showtunes of the era. Enjoy songs from musicals like: Rent, Ragtime, Parade, The Lion King, The Secret Garden, A New Brain, Songs for a New World, Passion, Assassins, Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, Side Show, The Who's Tommy, and so many more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022
New Jersey Performing Arts Center will present BROADWAY THEN AND NOW with Tony Award-winning musical director Ted Sperling and vocalists Santino Fontana and Jessica Vosk in a program that celebrates favorite selections of music on Saturday, June 4th for two performances at 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm.