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Kirk Theatre (New York, NY)
410-412 West 42nd Street

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Centers on three strangers who arrive in New York City in 1980 from R&B meccas Detroit, Memphis and Philadelphia with one goal in mind: to headline at the world famous Apollo Theatre. Bonded initially by their wide eyes and empty pockets, they develop a 10-year brotherhood that spans the lows of their initial meeting to the highs of their shared debut on Harlem's brightest stage.


Arnie Burton, Alli Mauzey, Brad Oscar and More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's LOVE AND OTHER FABLES Readings Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, a screwball romantic musical comedy, with a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries. (more...)

BWW Interview: Many Voices, Many Steps, One Dream- The Intern Program at Maine State Music Theatre
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Sep 20, 2015

Each year some two dozen young theatre professionals make their way to Brunswick, Maine, to take part in a dynamic summer program that is both educational and experiential. They come to fill performance, production, and administrative internships at one of New England's leading regional theatres. Maine State Music Theatre is an Equity summer company with more than a half century of storied history of bringing first-class Broadway shows to midcoast Maine and beyond. And at the heart of this ensemble are the talented, aspiring, and inspiring young actors and technicians who come to learn, to absorb, and to contribute to the magic of their chosen profession. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Brings COMING HOME Tour to Atlanta Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth brings COMING HOME to Atlanta! (more...)

I AM, I WILL, I DO Set for 10/12-13 Readings with Amas Musical Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings for the New York premiere of I AM, I WILL, I DO, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces First Round of Casting, Creative Teams for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces directors, creative teams, and initial casting for 2015/16, a season featuring a Tony Award-winning musical, a play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee playwright Ayad Akthar, and three world premieres. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Host Fall Readings of New Musical PLAY IT BY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Play It by Heart, a new musical, with music by David Spangler, Jerry Taylor and Marty Dodson, lyrics by David Spangler, Jerry Taylor, R.T. Robinson, and Marty Dodson, and book by Willy Holtzman. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Slates 'Dare to Be Different' Series of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre, in celebration of its 49th season, will present Dare To Be Different, a series of three new musicals and three one-night only special events from November 30 - December 15 at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: Debut of the Month - DAMES AT SEA's Danny Gardner
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 14, 2015

Today, Gardner talks exclusively to BroadwayWorld and shares his journey from a hyper, five-year-old little boy to a tap-dancing, show-stopping star making his Broadway debut! (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Runner-Up Crystal Bowersox Joins Amas Musical Theatre's PLAY IT BY HEART Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Crystal Bowersox, the American Idol season nine (2010) runner-up has been announced to join the cast of the Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab staged readings of Play It by Heart, a new musical, with music by David Spangler, Jerry Taylor and Marty Dodson, lyrics by David Spangler, Jerry Taylor, R.T. Robinson, and Marty Dodson, and book by Willy Holtzman. (more...)

Actors and Artists Unite to End Alzheimer's Boasts 35 Teams in 2015 - and Still Climbing!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Actors and Artists Unite to End Alzheimer's is soaring in their 5th year! (more...)

New Musical CHARLESTON HARBOR to Kick Off Amas Musical Theatre's 'Dare To Be Different' Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre will present Charleston Harbor, the first offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

Classic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab in association with Marc L. Bailin, will present staged readings of Nutcracker! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Nancy Holson, music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, with arrangements and additional music by Bruce Kieslieng and Peter Rigano. (more...)

Sydney James Harcourt, Doreen Montalvo and Timothy Ware to Offer Musical Highlights at Amas This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Song Salon will offer a special presentation with three rising Broadway talents -- Sydney James Harcourt (Hamilton), Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet) and Timothy Ware (Kinky Boots) -- who will present musical highlights from their respective shows. The evening will be held on Monday, November 30 in a spectacular, sky-high location on West 57th Street. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Present BREAD AND ROSES A New Musical as Part of the Dare to Be Different Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present Bread and Roses, with book & lyrics by Jill Abramovitz and music by Brad Alexander, the third and final offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). The three performances will be held on Thursday, December 14 at 3pm & 7pm and on Friday, December 15 @ 3pm. For tickets please call (212) 352-3101 or visit www.amasmusical.org. (more...)

N'Kenge to Star as 'DOROTHY DANDRIDGE' in Amas Musical Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

A friendly reminder that Amas Musical Theatre will present Dorothy Dandridge - Hollywood's Sepia Goddess, the second offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE to Celebrate Atlantic City's Club Harlem at On Stage at Kingsborough
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2016-2017 season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Present THE DOTTIE MARASCHINO SHOW and WANDA'S WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre will present two exciting one-night-only special events as part of Dare to Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE to Celebrate Atlantic City's Club Harlem at On Stage at Kingsborough
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2016-2017 season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. (more...)

Tony-Winners James Monroe Iglehart & Lillias White to Lead THE FUNKENTINE RAPTURE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

On Monday, June 19th at 7 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street), Tony Award-Winners James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) & Lillias White (Fela!, Netflix's "The Get Down") with Eric LeJaun Summers (Kinky Boots, Motown), Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple) and Charity Angel Dawson (Waitress) bring back the funk in the concert performances of The Funkentine Rapture, Music & Lyrics by Lee Summers, Book by Lee Summers and Ben Blake. (more...)

High-End Flameless Candle Maker, Luminara, Partners with Genevieve Gorder, for New Advertising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Gets Off-Broadway Concert This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Movie Picks from Steppenwolf's THE FLICK Cast Members
by Rachel Weinberg - Mar 29, 2016

Cast members Will Allan and Caroline Neff from Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of THE FLICK reveal their top five favorite films. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Honors Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, celebrates its 47th Anniversary at a gala benefit tonight, Monday, March 28th, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center(East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Donna McKechnie.  The master of ceremonies for the evening is noted theatre journalist Peter Filichia. (more...)

Kronos Quartet and Wu Man Concert Inspires Related Events Examining China's Musical and Cultural Traditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Kronos Quartet and Wu Man return to the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. A new program weaves together China-focused compositions by Philip Glass, Wu Man, and the reconstruction of A Chinese Home, a 2009 commission by the University of Notre Dame that was conceived of by Wu Man, David Harrington, and Chen Shi-Zheng. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre's Starry PAINT YOUR WAGON Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Civil Rights Musical BRIDGES at The TimesCenter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

New Musical ACAPPELLA to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Grep Cooper Productions, LLC LLC have announced that Virginia Woodruff (Violet, Leap of Faith, The Color Purple, All Shook Up, Smokey Joe's Cafe), Cheryl A. Freeman (The Who's Tommy , Disney's Hercules), Tyler Hardwick , Anthony Chatmon II , Miche Braden and Darilyn Castillo have joined the cast of ACAPPELLA. Rounding out the company are Katrina R. Dideriksen, Gavyn Pickens, Emily Goglia, Rachel Gavaletz, Janelle McDermoth, Darryl Williams, Alex Koceja and Garrett Turner. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present Staged Workshops Of New Musical I'LL TAKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged workshops of I'll Take It, a new musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eli Pasic and music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls, Side Show). (more...)

EvoLux Transportation Selects Hashrocket for App Development
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

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Kristin Chenoweth Brings COMING HOME Tour To Atlanta, 9/18
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 1, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth is set to bring COMING HOME to Atlanta! (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty with The Rosie Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 48th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, April 3, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). (more...)

BWW Blog: Knock That College Audition Out Of The Park!
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 26, 2017

Are you or your child auditioning for a college Musical Theatre program and have some questions? NEVER FEAR- It is I: Christopher, a current senior Musical Theatre student at Shenandoah Conservatory, here to help the college audition process go as smoothly as possible! (more...)

DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner Helms GOTTA GETTA GIRL Readings This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings of Gotta Getta Girl, a 1930s musical romp with book and lyrics by Peter Charles Morris and music by David Caldwell. (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Classic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab in association with Marc L. Bailin, are presenting readings of Nutcracker! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Nancy Holson, music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, with arrangements and additional music by Bruce Kieslieng and Peter Rigano. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Continues 'Dare to Be Different' Series with WANDA'S WORLD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre presents a one-night-only performance of Wanda's World, tonight, December 4, at 7:30pm, as part of Dare to Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres. (more...)

DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner to Helm GOTTA GETTA GIRL Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings of Gotta Getta Girl, a 1930s musical romp with book and lyrics by Peter Charles Morris and music by David Caldwell. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Alli Mauzey, Brad Oscar and More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's LOVE AND OTHER FABLES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, a screwball romantic musical comedy, with a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries. (more...)

Broadway Arranger, Composer Sam Davis Set for THE AMAS SONG SALON Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Song Salon will offer a special presentation with four rising Broadway talents - Sam Davis (An American in Paris), Daniel May (Flower Drum Song), Rashidra Scott (Sister Act), and A.J. Shively (Bright Star) - who will explore the art of musical orchestrating and arranging. (more...)

Rodney Hicks Writes Heartfelt Message About Reason for COME FROM AWAY Exit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Actor Rodney Hicks, who starred in the original company of Come From Away, has departed the show due to a recent diagnosis. The condition, Spasmodic Dysphonia, effects his voice, and Hicks opens up about his departure in the emotional Facebook post below: (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

Thom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

People's Light presents the regional premiere of A SINGLE SHARD, a highly theatrical adaptation of Linda Sue Park's Newbery Award-winning novel by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Nikka Graff Lanzarone and More Set for LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Readings for Amas Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

Thom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD, Beginning Tonight at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

People's Light presents the regional premiere of A SINGLE SHARD, a highly theatrical adaptation of Linda Sue Park's Newbery Award-winning novel by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

On The Road with MAMMA MIA's Stephen Ecklemann & Kyra Belle Johnson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

There's a lot to learn about the two actors - Kyra Belle Johnson, who's cast as Sophie, and Stephen Ecklemann, who takes on the role of her boyfriend Sky - playing the young leads in Mamma Mia!, the ABBA-inspired musical that lands at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center next Today night for an eight-performance run. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Stage Readings of LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

On The Road with MAMMA MIA's Stephen Ecklemann & Kyra Belle Johnson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

There's a lot to learn about the two actors - Kyra Belle Johnson, who's cast as Sophie, and Stephen Ecklemann, who takes on the role of her boyfriend Sky - playing the young leads in Mamma Mia!, the ABBA-inspired musical that lands at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center next Tuesday night for an eight-performance run. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's 'Teen Academy' to Rock HAIR This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will present Hair: The American Tribal Rock Musical, the unique musical that changed the face of musical theatre during the late 1960s and became an overnight sensation. (more...)

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