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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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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre


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(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway
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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2021
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's resident nonprofit professional theatre presents a limited engagement of “Sing Happy!,” a celebration of the work of Broadway's famous duo, Kander and Ebb.  
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
Leading lady Beth Leavel is a Tony Award-winning legend who has starred on Broadway in The Prom, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bandstand, Mamma Mia!, Young Frankenstein, 42nd Street, Crazy For You, The Civil War, Show Boat, Baby It's You, and Elf. Her film and TV credits include ER, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Unusuals.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
San Francisco’s Landmark Musical Theatre (Jon Rosen, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the opening production of the Company’s upcoming in-person 2021-2022 season, the Tony Award®-winning audience favorite THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021
Tony Award nominated director and choreographer Graciela Daniele was the 2020 recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2021
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s resident nonprofit professional theatre presents a limited engagement of “Sing Happy!,” a celebration of the work of Broadway’s famous duo, Kander and Ebb.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021
Caroline, or Change officially opens tonight, October 27 on Broadway at the Roundabout's Studio 54. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to Broadway here!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 23, 2021
Enjoy songs from musicals like: Sister Act, A New Brain, Flora the Red Menace, Violet, Ragtime, The Boy from Oz, Cinderella, Spamalot, The Phantom of the Opera, Songs for a New World, Les Miserables, State Fair, The Little Mermaid, Dreamgirls, and many more!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021
Daddy Long Legs opens on Friday, November 19 at the Black Box Theatre. “Daddy Long Legs”, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, book by John Caird, based on the novel by Jean Webster and directed by Nikka Ziemer is a charming and thoughtful story of a young woman of eighteen named Jerusha Abbott played by Cristina Zermeno, who lives in an orphanage.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2021
BroadwayWorld has learned that director, playwright, screenwriter, and librettist James Lapine has signed with WME in all areas.
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 A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2021
1st Stage will return to live performance with a special benefit concert performance of A New Brain by William Finn and James Lapine on June 27, at 5:00 PM at Boro Park in Tysons.
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 A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2021
Theatre NOVA, in collaboration with The Ringwald Theatre, will release their filmed version of 'A New Brain' by William Finn and James Lapine via Broadway on Demand during June of 2021. By the Tony Award-winning authors of 'Falsettos,' 'A New Brain' is a life-affirming, heartfelt, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency.
by Roy Berko - Mar 6, 2021
Beck's stream is a total must see!
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 Nicole Rosky - Mar 28, 2021
Spring has officially sprung, and the beautiful weather and longer days are giving us plenty to sing about! To celebrate, 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 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 A.A. Cristi - Jun 4, 2021
Throughout her outstanding career, Mary has earned numerous Tony, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League nominations for her work, as well as a special Drama Desk award celebrating 'Three Decades of Outstanding Work.'
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 20, 2021
On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to acclaimed composer Jason Robert Brown!
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 Nicole Rosky - Jun 14, 2021
This week (June 14-20) in live streaming: Rita Moreno visits Backstage Live, Show of Titles on demand, a Kerry Butler master class, a Guys and Dolls reunion, and so much more!
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 Nicole Rosky - Jun 12, 2021
Broadway undeniably transformed New York City in the 1990s, and the musicals of the decade were equally influential- thrusting the artform into a new brand new century of show-stopping genius. Study up on the great musicals of the 1990s with a playlist of 100 showtunes of the era.
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 Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2021
Graciela Daniele has directed on Broadway, at Lincoln Center and the Public Theater, and at regional theaters and has earned ten Tony Award nominations and six Drama Desk nominations. Her Broadway Director/Choreographic credits include Chita Rivera, The Dancer's Life, Annie Get Your Gun, Marie Christine, Once on This Island, Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Dangerous Game.
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2021
Olivia Palacios and Mandie Rapoza have released 'Circles'. 'As choreographers, our goal was to create a dance that would visually amplify the powerful impact of Trevor Weston’s music, and continue The Overlook’s pursuit of connecting music with the community.'
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 Ricky Pope - Aug 17, 2021
Penny Fuller may have had the quote of the evening when she and Anita Gillette unveiled the new version of their show SIN TWISTERS. She was quoting the great Barbara Cook, who said 'I wish someone had told me I was working in The Golden Age. I would have paid attention.' That is a mouthful. Anita Gillette (Carnival, All-American, Mr. President, They're Playing Our Song, Chapter Two) and Penny Fuller (Applause, Rex, A New Brain, The Dinner Party, Anastasia) brought a bit of The Golden Age to the stage of Feinstein's 54 Below. And the audience paid attention. In fact, the audience was spellbound.
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 2, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced immersive outdoor experiences for summer 2021, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date. Berkshire Theatre Group will work in adherence with government guidelines and corresponding health and safety officials.
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.

A New Brain Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of A New Brain have their been?
A New Brain has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1998, Off-Broadway which opened in 1998 and New York which opened in 2015.

What awards has A New Brain been nominated for?
Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What awards has A New Brain won?
Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).