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Based on an Australian claymation film about two unlikely pen pals, which screened in 2009 at the Calgary International Film Festival, Mary and Max is a hilarious and heartening tale that proves friendship can be found in the most unexpected of places. Join lonely 10-year-old Mary from Melbourne as she writes her way into the life of Max, a 44-year-old man with Asperger’s Syndrome in New York City. With quirky melodies and heartfelt dialogue, their friendship is one you’ll never forget.


Crystal Skillman's PULP VERITE Gets Reading Today at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Cherry Lane's Tongues Reading Series presents Pulp V rit by Crystal Skillman today, September 12th at 2 PM. (more...)

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Exclusive: Anthony Galde talks all things MARY AND MAX at Theatre Calgary
by Vicki Trask - Oct 6, 2018

"When I saw the movie, I was just like: 'I get you, I so get you'… When I did Wicked we used to say 'everyone has a little green in them.' And that's what I feel like Max is about. Even though he has a diagnosed condition, everyone feels, you know, uncomfortable in their skin at some point. So that, I related to right away and just, the idea of connection." (more...)

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Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on the World Premiere of MARY AND MAX: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Theatre Calgary presents the world premiere of Mary and Max - A NEW MUSICAL, with music & lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by the organization's new artistic director, Stafford Arima, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen. (more...)

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BWW: Review: Nothing Accidental About MARY AND MAX's Success at Theatre Calgary
by Vicki Trask - Oct 24, 2018

Last week marked the world premiere of Mary and Max, a touching story of friendship and the ultimate power of words. I was grateful to sit in the audience and experience the magic of opening weekend at Theatre Calgary. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lauren Elder Talks About The Origins of MARY AND MAX at Theatre Calgary
by Vicki Trask - Oct 24, 2018

At the end of a long week, Lauren Elder, playing the titular Mary in Mary and Max, sat down with me to have a quick chat about the show and her journey to the Max Bell Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at the World Premiere of MARY AND MAX: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Theatre Calgary presents the world premiere of Mary and Max - A NEW MUSICAL, with music & lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by the organization's new artistic director, Stafford Arima, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen. (more...)

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MARY AND MAX - A NEW MUSICAL Continues At TheatreCalgary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Mary and Max - A NEW MUSICAL is coming to TheatreCalgary, running from Oct. 16 to Nov. 11.  (more...)

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Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of MARY AND MAX: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Theatre Calgary presents the world premiere of Mary and Max - A NEW MUSICAL, with music & lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by the organization's new artistic director, Stafford Arima, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen. (more...)

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VIDEO: Watch Nick Adams, Lauren Elder & More in Rehearsals for Theatre Calgary's MARY AND MAX
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2018

Theatre Calgary is preparing to open Mary and Max - A New Musical, the second world premiere of the 2018-19 season, with music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by Theatre Calgary's Artistic Director Stafford Arima, choreography by Jenn Rapp, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen. (more...)

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SDSU MFA Musical Theatre Program Launches New Musical Initiative With 'Til Death Do Us Part'
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Erin Mackey, Wade McCollum and More Lead Casts of TILL SOON, ANNE And HOW THE WESTONS WON 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

The eleventh season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 with pre-premieres of 2 new musicals: Till Soon, Anne and How the Westons Won . (more...)

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New Musicals HOW THE WESTONS WON And TILL SOON, ANNE Headline New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

The eleventh season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 with pre-premieres of 2 new musicals: How the Westons Won and Till Soon, Anne. (more...)

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MARY AND MAX THE MUSICAL Gets NYC Reading Featuring Alessandra Baldacchino, Anthony Galde, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

After a very successful reading this summer at the Alliance Theatre produced by Broadway Dreams Foundation, MARY & MAX will have its first 29-hour reading in New York City. (more...)

Broadway Dreams Announces SHEL As The Next Musical To Participate In Their New Works Development Project
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

SHEL: A Historically Fictionalized Musical will be the latest new musical to benefit from Broadway Dreams' New Works Development Project. With a book, music, and lyrics by Noah Kieserman, SHEL will receive workshops this summer at Theatre Calgary in Canada, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC, and the Herb Alpert Center at Harlem School of the Arts in NYC as part of the non-profit's Summer Performing Arts Intensive Tour, The Hits Reimagined. (more...)

Lauren Elder, Anthony Galde, and More Lead World Premiere Of MARY AND MAX - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Theatre Calgary's artistic director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Broadway; Carrie, Off-Broadway revival; Altar Boyz, Off-Broadway) is thrilled to officially announce the casting for the world premiere of Mary and Max - A New Musical, with music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by Arima, choreography by Jenn Rapp, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen. (more...)

Project Y Theatre Company Commissions 9 Plays by Women
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

In an effort to broaden opportunities for women playwrights, Project Y Theatre Company has commissioned nine female playwrights in two separate productions, Great Again, an evening of plays by Crystal Skillman and Chiori Miyagawa, and The Hrosthvitha Project, 7 adaptations of the 10th century female-written play 'Dulcitius' written by playwrights Caridad Svich, Pia Wilson, Julienne Hairston, Michole Biancosino, Lia Romeo, Stacie Lents, and Erin Mallon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Crystal Skillman's WILD Reading and Signing at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Crystal Skillman's play Wild is now published. Last night there was a reading at the Drama Book Shop with the original NYC cast members Hunter Canning, Jeff Ronan, David Armanino, Joshua Levine, and Diana Stahl, the special event was followed by a signing. (more...)

Staged Reading Of Bobby Cronin's New Musical PSYKIDZ To Be Produced By A Class Act NY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio will produce a staged reading of award-winning Bobby Cronin's new musical PSYKIDZ on August 24, 2018. The reading will be directed by Broadway Actress Lauren Elder and produced by ACANY Artistic Director Jessica Rofe Grosman and Jonathan Grosman. (more...)

Lynne Shankel's New Musical POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN to Have First Industry Presentation This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The new musical POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN will have its first industry presentation in New York City on January 12th. This timely new musical features a book by Crystal Skillman (Geek, Mary & Max) and music and lyrics by Lynne Shankel (Allegiance, Cry- Baby, bare: The Musical, Altar Boyz), with direction by Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Carrie, bare: the Musical, Altar Boyz), musical direction by Michael Gacetta (Groundhog Day, Matilda) and music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Mean Girls, Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, Company). (more...)

Theatre Calgary to Present the World Premiere of MARY & MAX As Part of 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Theatre Calgary's new Artistic Director, Stafford Arima, has announced his first season of plays. (more...)

MARY AND MAX Wins Critic's Prize At Germany's MUT Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

The annual MUT Competition for Musical Entertainment Theatre organised by the Staatstheater am Gartnerplatz in Munich, Germany aims to discover and encourage outstanding artistic personalities in the world of musical entertainment theatre. (more...)

Crystal Skillman's PULP VERITE Gets Reading at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Cherry Lane's Tongues Reading Series presents Pulp Verite by Crystal Skillman on Tuesday, September 12th at 2 PM.  (more...)

Staged Reading Of Bobby Cronin's New Musical PSYKIDZ To Be Produced By A Class Act NY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio will produce a staged reading of award-winning composer Bobby Cronin's new musical PSYKIDZ on August 24, 2018. The reading will be directed by Broadway Actor Lauren Elder and produced by ACANY Artistic Director Jessica R. Grosman and Jonathan Grosman. (more...)

Broadway Meets Joy! In THE GOAL IS ALWAYS JOY At Queens Library
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

New York's own Queens Library presents "The Goal Is Always Joy: How to Thrive in Transitional Times", a fun and entertaining workshop interspersed with musical performances by Broadway's Lauren Elder (Hair, Side Show), Composer/Lyricist Bobby Cronin (Mary & Max, The Cover) and Dream Interpreter Jefferson Harman (Star Dreams Cafe, Life Unedited Radio). (more...)

Project Y Theatre Company Commissions 9 Plays by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

In an effort to broaden opportunities for women playwrights, Project Y Theatre Company has commissioned nine female playwrights in two separate productions, Great Again, an evening of plays by Crystal Skillman and Chiori Miyagawa, and The Hrosthvitha Project, 7 adaptations of the 10th century female-written play 'Dulcitius' written by playwrights Caridad Svich, Pia Wilson, Julienne Hairston, Michole Biancosino, Lia Romeo, Stacie Lents, and Erin Mallon. (more...)

Abby Mueller And Wade Mccollum Lead First Presentation Of Johnson And Cronin's New Musical, TILL SOON ANNE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

On Monday, April 23, TILL SOON, ANNE(book and lyrics by Christine Toy Johnson, music by Bobby Cronin) will have its first public presentation, directed by Lisa Rothe (HOLD THESE TRUTHS). Jeremy Robin Lyons (THE MAD ONES) music directs. (more...)

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