See What I Wanna See

Opened: October 30, 2005
Closing: December 04, 2005

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drawn from the short stories of Ryonsuke Akutagawa

See What I Wanna See - 2005 - Off-Broadway Cast

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Priscilla Lopez, Andréa Burns, Eden Espinosa & More Will Star in Michael John LaChiusa's THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at Lincoln Center Theater by Nicole Rosky - Jul 18, 2023

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) just announced the New York premiere of THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA, directed and co-choreographed by Graciela Daniele, with book, music, and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. 

Sondheim & Shevelove's THE FROGS & More to be Featured in MasterVoices' 2023-24 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2023

MasterVoices has announced details of the celebrated chorus’ 82nd season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941.

Idina Menzel to Release New Single 'Move' Next Week by Michael Major - May 5, 2023

Menzel previously shared a preview of the pop song on her TikTok, listen to a sneak peek before its release next week now! A skillful songwriter, Menzel's prolific recording career includes multiple cast albums and the solo albums: 'Still I Can't Be Still,' 'Here, I Stand,' and her last album, 'idina.,' which was released in September 2016.

Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Jason Danieley & More to Star in IOLANTHE Concert at Carnegie Hall by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2023

MasterVoices will conclude its 2022-23 season on May 3 at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium with a concert staging of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Iolanthe, directed and conducted by Ted Sperling.

 Island City Stage Presents I WANNA F*#%ING TEAR YOU APART Next Month by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2023

 Island City Stage, in co-production with Out Front Theatre Company in Atlanta, will present the South Florida debut of I Wanna F*#%ing Tear You Apart by Morgan Gould, from March 2 – April 2. Bring your bestie to see this new limited show that tackles love, friendship and jealousy with a touch of snark.

MasterVoices Presents O HOW GOOD Featuring Jewish Sacred Music, A World Premiere By Daniel Rein And More by A.A. Cristi - Feb 2, 2023

MasterVoices continues its eclectic 2022-23 season on March 23 at Central Synagogue with Ted Sperling leading O How Good, a performance of Jewish sacred music. The program includes two beloved works of traditional Jewish liturgy set by master composers – Ernest Bloch's Sacred Service and Kurt Weill's Kiddush – as well as the world premiere of And the Sun Goes Up, a new work by Israeli-American composer Daniel Rein, commissioned by MasterVoices.  

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Brightman, and More Join Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre Presentation by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2023

The Kleban Foundation will present the 33rd annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre on Monday, February 6 at 5PM in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at BMI's New York City headquarters (7 World Trade Center).

2023 Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre Will Be Presented To Ryan Scott Oliver and Ethan Lipton by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2023

The Kleban Foundation has announced the recipients of the 33rd annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. The 2023 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Ryan Scott Oliver.

Video: Watch a Clip of Idina Menzel on CELEBRITY IOU - Airing Tonight! by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Watch a clip of Idina Menzel with “Property Brothers” stars Drew and Jonathan Scott on HGTV's Celebrity IOU!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Reads Her Own JEOPARDY! Category by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2022

A recent episode of Jeopardy! featured a category on Idina Menzel. Menzel appeared on the episode to read out the questions. Her appearance included questions on Wicked, Aida, Cinderella, and more. Watch a video clip from the episode to see if you can answer them all correctly!

Idina Menzel Documentary Will Premiere on Disney+ by Michael Major - Oct 11, 2022

The documentary, titled Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?, will showacse the Tony winner's life and career leading up to her headlining concert at Madison Square Garden after a national tour. It will feature footage of Menzel onstage in Wicked and Rent, alongside interviews with her family, friends, co-stars, and creative collaborators.

Video: Idina Menzel Uses the SHE-HULK Filter to Transform into Elphaba by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

In a video clip post from backstage at The Tonight Show, Idina Menzel put her own Wicked spin on the She-Hulk filter. Menzel is seen snapping her fingers and instantly turning green, something she is no stranger to, before belting out a bit of 'Defying Gravity' from the musical, in which she originated the role of Elphaba.

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks Returning to See WICKED on Broadway on THE VIEW by Michael Major - Sep 28, 2022

Idina Menzel stopped by The View this morning with her sister, Cara Mentzel, to discuss their new children's book, Loud Mouse. During the interview, Menzel discussed her recent induction as a Disney Legend, her new film with Adam Sandler, and described her recent visit back to see Wicked on Broadway. Watch the new video interview now!

Idina Menzel Reveals the Advice She Gave to Cynthia Erivo For the WICKED Movie by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2022

Original Elphaba Idina Menzel has revealed the advice that she gave to Cynthia Erivo, who will be playing the role in the upcoming two-part film adaption of Wicked. Erivo will be joined by Ariana Grande as Glinda and Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero in the upcoming film, helmed by In the Heights director Jon M. Chu.

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Covers Harry Styles' 'Adore You' by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

Idina Menzel has shared a video of herself covering Harry Styles' hit Adore You! Watch the video here!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Inducted as a Disney Legend at the D23 Expo by Michael Major - Sep 9, 2022

This year’s honorees include Frozen stars Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell. Plus, Chadwick Boseman, Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, and more. Watch a video clip from Menzel's acceptance speech as she sings 'When You Wish Upon A Star' from Pinocchio.

Founding Artistic Director of The Blank Theatre Daniel Henning to Step Down by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Daniel Henning, the Founding Artistic Director of The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, is stepping down after 32 years, effective October 8, 2022. Henning founded The Blank Theatre in 1990.

Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa to Lead New York Premiere of Ellen Fitzhugh and Michael John LaChiusa's LOS OTROS by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

The New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant), will star Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa.

MasterVoices Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring CARMEN, a Daniel Rein World Premiere & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

MasterVoices has announced details of the chorus’ 81st season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941. The 2022-23 season opens on October 25 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Mr. Sperling leading a concert staging of Bizet’s Carmen in its original Opéra Comique version.

Joseph Thor to Present ODDS AND ENDS: A SONG CYCLE at Feinstein's/54 Below in August by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 11, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will present Joseph Thor's brand new song cycle “Odds and Ends,' featuring JJ Neimann (Book of Mormon), Adi Roy (Jagged Little Pill), Ashley Arnold (Little Shop of Horrors), Allie Siebold (See What I Wanna See), Emerson Fischer (Legally Blonde), and Sean Zuckerman (The Voice of Reason) on August 16.

Idina Menzel to Host HARMONIOUS LIVE! on Disney+ by Michael Major - Jun 15, 2022

Hosted by Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) with special guest Auli‘i Cravalho (“Moana”), the live event will feature visuals from “Moana,” “Aladdin,” “Coco,” “The Lion King,” “Mulan,” and other classic stories. Watch a teaser for the new event now!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Surprises WICKED Star Talia Suskauer on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Broadway's Tony Award-winning original Elphaba, Idina Menzel, stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show for a surprise visit with the Broadway production's current green girl, Talia Suskauer.

Idina Menzel Launches New Clothing Line by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Idina Menzel has launched a new clothing line called Encore! Learn more about where you can buy it and to see the latest designs.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Michael John LaChiusa by Elliot Lanes - May 5, 2022

Today’s subject Michael John LaChuisa is currently living his theatre life as the composer for the upcoming production of Our Town at Shakespeare Theatre Company. The production runs May 12th through June 11th in STC’s Sidney Harman Hall and features (wait for it) a FULL cast of DC performers.

Photos: Idina Menzel Attends a Performance of WICKED and Poses With the Cast by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022

Idina Menzel returned to her roots this weekend as she stopped by a performance of Wicked at the Gershwin Theater.

Jessica Vosk and Santino Fontana to Star in BROADWAY THEN AND NOW at NJPAC 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.

Carolee Carmello and Javier Muñoz to Star in LOS OTROS New York Premiere by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

PREMIERES NYC has announced the expansion of its bi-annual commissioning series INNER VOICES with the New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant). 

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bobby Smith by Elliot Lanes - Mar 15, 2022

Today’s subject Bobby Smith is a prime example of someone living his theatre life to the fullest. Currently he is performing in Signature Theatre’s excellent production of She Loves Me as parfumerie clerk Ladislav Sipos. The production runs through April 24th in Signature's MAX space.

Bernadette Peters, Richard Maltby, Jr. & More to Appear at 32nd Annual Kleban Prize Ceremony by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2022

The Kleban Foundation will present the 32nd annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre in a virtual ceremony streaming online at Broadway On Demand starting Monday, February 21 at 7PM.

SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE by Michael John LaChiusa Opens This Weekend... Discounts Available! by - Feb 3, 2022

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BWW Interview: Michael John LaChiusa Talks Arc Stages' SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, What Inspires Him to Create & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2022

Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See, a musical based on three short stories by the Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, originally premiered Off-Broadway in 2005. Nominated for nine Drama Desk Awards, this compelling musical about lust, greed, murder, faith, and redemption sheds light on truth and perspective.

10% Off Tickets to SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE by Michael John LaChiusa by - Jan 31, 2022

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Recipients of 2022 Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre Announced by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022

The Kleban Foundation is celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre with the announcement of the 2022 prizewinners. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to César Alvarez (they/them).

Arc Stages Presents SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2022

In its much anticipated sixth season, Pleasantville theater company Arc Stages presents See What I Wanna See for their professional company, the Next Stage. 

Roundabout Theatre Company Announces Tenth Annual Underground Reading Series by A.A. Cristi - Dec 13, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the tenth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a four-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written by emerging artists. The Reading Series will feature new works by Liz Appel, Noah Diaz, Daria Miyeko Marinelli and York Walker. The Roundabout Underground Reading Series is January 18 - 21, 2022 at 5:00PM at the Five Angels Theater (789 Tenth Avenue).

Adam Lenson's BREAKING INTO SONG - WHY YOU SHOULDN'T HATE MUSICALS to be Published This September by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021

Breaking Into Song asks what audiences can do to stay open minded and what creatives can do to make new musicals better. Examining both sides of the divide, Adam Lenson asks how those who both love and hate musicals can further expand the possibilities of this widely misunderstood medium.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Gardiner by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2021

Today’s subject Matthew Gardiner is a prime example of someone living their theatre life to the fullest. While he has directed and choreographed all over town and in Korea as well, by far the bulk of his career has been working at Signature Theatre. Since coming there in 2004, Matthew has either choreographed and or directed some of Signature’s most memorable productions while also serving as the company’s Associate Artistic Director since 2011.

VIDEO: On This Day, June 4- Happy Birthday, Mary Testa! 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.'

Second DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT Show added at The Fabulous Fox Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021

Due to popular demand, a 2:30 p.m. matinee has been added to the Pandora Presents Disney Princess - The Concert engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 28 at 10 a.m.

André De Shields, Hamish Linklater & More to Star in VOLPONE Benefit Reading Presented by Red Bull Theater by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021

Today, Red Bull Theater announced a very special benefit reading of  Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, Volpone, or The Fox directed by Jesse Berger, Red Bull’s Founder and Artistic Director. First produced by Red Bull Theater in 2012, this new version will feature emendations & elaborations by director Berger and playwright Jeffrey Hatcher.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 30 - Happy Birthday, Idina Menzel! by Stage Tube - May 30, 2021

Today we're celebrating the birthday of the -wickedly talented- Idina Menzel!

Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE: SEASON 3 College Top 15! by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 15, 2021

You voted, now here they are! Meet our top 15 of Next on Stage in the college category.

Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE: Season 3 College Top 30! by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 8, 2021

You voted, here they are! Meet our top 30 in the college category of Next on Stage season 3.

DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT to be Presented at The Fabulous Fox Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021

For generations, Disney’s Princesses have enchanted us with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, for the first time in forever, that beloved music will be celebrated in Pandora Presents Disney Princess - The Concert on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre Saturday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. 

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks FROZEN, Parenting During the Pandemic and More on THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2021

Idina Menzel stopped by The Drew Barrymore Show to talk about Frozen, parenting during the pandemic, Idina's Treehouse and more!

Annual Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre Ceremony To Stream On Broadway On Demand by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2021

Broadway On Demand will present the first ever virtual presentation of the 31st annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre, Monday, March 15 at 7PM ET.

VIDEO: Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel Sing 'I'm Every Woman' in Honor of International Women's Day by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2021

Today is International Women's Day! In celebration of this important occasion, CARE has brought together Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel to recreate the anthem 'I'm Every Woman.'

Benjamin Scheuer and Melissa Li & Kit Yan Announced as Recipients of the 2021 Annual Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2021

The Kleban Foundation celebrates the 31st anniversary of the annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre with the announcement of the 2021 prizewinners. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Benjamin Scheuer. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to co-librettists Melissa Li and Kit Yan.

LISTEN: Idina Menzel Curates Broadway 'Showstoppers' Playlist for Spotify by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Feb 16, 2021

The playlist, curated by Menzel for Spotify, features songs from Hamilton, Come From Away, Rent, Jagged Little Pill, and many more (including, of course, Wicked).

VIDEO: Learn All About SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE on It's the Day of the Show Y'all- Live at 5pm! by Nicole Rosky - Jan 5, 2021

Need a new Broadway diversion to get you through the day? Check back today at 5pm to watch as BroadwayWorld's Spencer Glass broadcasts a very special episode of It's The Day of the Show Y'all LIVE! Which little-known musical theatre treasure will he uncover? Today is all about See What I Wanna See.


See What I Wanna See has had 3 productions including Williamstown, MA (Regional) which opened in 2004, Off-Broadway which opened in 2005 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2005.
See What I Wanna See has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and also for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, it was nominated for Outstanding Musical at The Lortels for The Public Theater.



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