Bright Ideas 2003

Opened: November 12, 2003
Closing: December 07, 2003

Bright Ideas - 2003 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

East 13th Street/CSC Theatre
136 East 13th Street New York, NY 10003

How far would you go for your child? For Genevra and Joshua Bradley, the question is no longer hypothetical. Their three-year-old son, Mac, is next on the waiting list to get into the Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy—and everyone knows once you’re in there, your life will unfold with glorious ease. Josh and Gen have had to scramble all their lives to get this far…and now they are one fatal dinner party away from the ultimate success as parents: The Right Pre-School. You may never look at pre-school—or pesto—the same way again…

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DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTS World Premiere & More Set for Palm Beach Dramaworks 25th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2024

Palm Beach Dramaworks will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2024-25 with a  roster of plays that epitomize its commitment to “Theatre to Think About.” Learn about full programming and see how to purchase tickets.

The Tank Unveils Exciting Lineup for Summer 2023 Festivals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2023

Get ready for an unforgettable summer filled with entertainment as The Tank announces its exciting lineup for the Summer 2023 festivals. Discover the hottest acts and events happening at The Tank's summer festivals, featuring a diverse range of music, comedy, and more. Don't miss out on experiencing the best of entertainment this summer.

MUSE/IQUE to Present THE DUKE at Skirball Cultural Center and Huntington Library This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - May 14, 2023

MUSE/IQUE honors Duke Ellington in performances entitled THE DUKE: Ellington as America's Ultimate Renaissance Man, conducted by Artistic and Music Director Rachael Worby, Sunday, May 21, 7:30 pm at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles and Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 pm at the Huntington Library in San Marino.

WELCOME TO CLOWNTOWN to be Presented at The Tank in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2023

The Tank will present an additional Core Production for their spring season. 

Interview: How KIMBERLY AKIMBO Orchestrator John Clancy Went From Rock Drummer To Broadway Pro
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 9, 2023

Meet John Clancy, the Tony-nominated orchestrator behind this season's heartfelt hit musical, Kimberly Akimbo!

Out Today: Natsuki Tamura And Ittetsu Takemura's TAKEMURA, LIGHTNING 
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2022

Takemura, Lightning (available December 2 2022 on Bandcamp), is an adrenaline rush of joyful sound. They dive headlong into the music, taking the listener along on a wild journey of exploration. The sounds and ideas come fast and furious as the two challenge one another and push things as far as they can go.

Jeff Whitty Reveals His AVENUE Q Movie Ideas
by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2022

Avenue Q book writer Jeff Whitty has shared a detailed outline of what a film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical would be like. His new ideas include updated takes on Kate Monster, Lucy, and Trekkie Monster, plus who he thinks should play some of the characters. Plus, Whitty also leaves the door open for a Broadway revival and series.

BalletCollective to Present 10th NYC Fall Season THE FLUIDITY OF TIME Featuring Two World Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

BalletCollective will present their 10th NYC Fall Season, 'The Fluidity of Time,' on November 2nd and 3rd at Trinity Commons, the first ballet performance offered in Trinity Church Wall Street's new community center in Lower Manhattan.

20 Theater Books for Your Summer 2022 Reading (and Listening) List
by Team BWW - Jun 25, 2022

Summer is here at last and there is no better time to have fun in the sun with a new read! You're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind.

Concord Theatricals Acquires Stock and Amateur Licensing Rights for THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

Concord Theatricals has secured exclusive worldwide English language stock and amateur licensing rights to The Lehman Trilogy for its Samuel French imprint. On Sunday, the title earned five Tony Awards, including Best Play, making it the most awarded play of the 2021-2022 season.

TFANA's Production of WEDDING BAND Starring Brittany Bradford, Thomas Sadoski & More Has Been Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

TFANA has extended the run of Alice Childress’s Wedding Band, directed by Awoye Timpo, to May 22. (The production, which began previews April 28—postponed from an original date of April 23 due to two COVID-19 cases—was formerly set to close May 15).

New Conservatory Theatre Center Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring 2 World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

New Conservatory Theatre Center is has announced the line-up for NCTC’s daring 2022-23 Season, with two world premieres, three West Coast premieres, an inspiring musical, and a holiday extravaganza from The Kinsey Sicks.

BWW Interview: Lawrence Brownlee of LAWRENCE BROWNLEE IN CONCERT at McCaw Hall
by Erica Miner - Apr 20, 2022

He expresses himself as articulately when speaking as he does when singing

Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More This April at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their April line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Opened This Weekend at The Ahmanson
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022

Written by Stefano Massini, adapted by Olivier Award-nominated Ben Power and directed by multiple Olivier Award, Academy Award and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, “The Lehman Trilogy,” comes to Los Angeles direct from a celebrated run on Broadway and follows sold-out runs at London's National Theatre, the Park Avenue Armory, and in London's West End.

Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2021

Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra today announced plans for the ensemble’s 2021-22 season that runs from September 2021 to June 2022 and includes Classical, Live at Orchestra Hall, Movies & Music, Holiday and Relaxed Family concerts.

Cortland Rep Announces 'Comfort Food' Summer Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2021

Cortland Repertory Theatre has announced plans for their “49th 1/2” annual summer season in 2021. Nine live productions, including concerts, children's theatre, and a drive-thru “theatrical experience” are planned from July 8 – August 24. 

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale Appoints Tarik O'Regan First Composer-in-Residence
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2021

Uniquely focused on both the baroque and the brand new, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (PBO) announces the appointment of TARIK O'REGAN as the 40-year old organization's first-ever Composer-in-Residence. 

Griffin Theatre Company Appoints New Executive Director
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2021

Griffin Theatre Company has announced the appointment of Julieanne Campbell as its new Executive Director.

KPFK's Presents Two-Hour Holiday Radio Drama Special
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2020

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual Holiday Drama Marathon, featuring the AIR Repertory Players under the direction of Irene Arranga, highlighted by the premiere of the What Child Is This?  

Behind the Curtain: Interview With Joe Dulude II - Makeup Designer for WICKED, BEETLEJUICE and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 30, 2020

Today, our Behind the Curtain interview is with Joe Dulude II, makeup designer for Broadway, Off-Broadway and the West End.

Paul Hufker's BIRTHDAY IN THE BRONX Will Premiere at The Tank
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2020

The Tank (Meghan Finn, Artistic Director) will present the World Premiere of Birthday in the Bronx, written by Paul Hufker (Pedro Reyes' Doomocracy; Manufacturing Mischief at The Tank) and directed by Michaela Escarcega (Resident Director at The Tank) at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), February 20-March 8. Performances will be on Thursday, February 20 at 7pm, Friday, February 21 at 4pm, Friday, February 21 at 7pm, Saturday, February 22 at 7pm, Sunday, February 23 at 7pm, Monday, February 24 at 7pm, Friday, February 28 at 7pm, Saturday, February 29 at 7pm, Sunday, March 1 at 3pm, Monday, March 2 at 7pm, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm, Friday, March 6 at 4pm, Friday, March 6 at 7pm, Saturday, March 7pm, Sunday, March 8 at 3pm, and Sunday, March 8 at 7pm. Tickets ($20) are available for advance purchase at The performance will run approximately 70 minutes, with no intermission.

Candoco Dance Company Collaborates With Alt-J Lead Vocalist Joe Newman For UK Tour of HOT MESS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2019

This autumn, Candoco Dance Company is to collaborate with internationally renowned choreographer and designer Theo Clinkard and Joe Newman of Mercury Prize winning band alt-J. An unpredictable and anarchic performance set to a pounding, eclectic score, Hot Mess is danced amidst a striking design, as art installation meets dance piece. The explosive new work, by the company that continues to expand perceptions of what dance can be, will mark the first time Newman has written music for the stage.

BWW Review: AVENUE Q, Theatre Royal Brighton
by Fiona Scott - Jun 5, 2019

'What do you do with a BA in English?' What is 'Schadenfreude'? How does one find their 'Purpose' in life? The hit musical comedy Avenue Q comes to Brighton Theatre Royal as part of a new UK tour.

Cast And Creatives Announced for LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson. The Globe's own Barry Edelstein directs, with choreography by Ann Yee. Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28.

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