The Connector

How true is true enough? New York City, 1995. Aspiring writer Ethan Dobson has his first article published by The Connector, a magazine with a storied history. As Ethan strives to be part of the magazine's legacy, he navigates editors with god complexes, fact checkers with vendettas, proofreaders, lawyers, and the challenges of his own history. In this new musical, playwright Jonathan Marc Sherman (Women and Wallace), composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County) and director Daisy Prince (The Last Five Years) tell a story about telling stories. What is the difference between facts and truth? And what is the difference between journalism and entertainment? What happens when a gifted storyteller's stories begin falling apart? And can anyone stop him?

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018
Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, announced the arrival of their first Mexican reality series, Made in Mexico. The captivating reality show follows Mexico City's wealthy socialites and their opulent lifestyles. The series is set to debut globally on September 28 on Netflix.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced the release of How We React and How We Recover, the new album from three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, on physical CD online and in stores today, Friday, September 28.
by Robert Diamond - Sep 28, 2017
August 2017 marked the official launch of RPM, a new full-service entertainment advertising and marketing agency dedicated to Broadway and other live entertainment arts & culture clients.
by OHenry Report - Sep 27, 2017
On this episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks to the playwright/producer and lawyers behind the recent major court decision that deemed the new play WHO'S HOLIDAY protected from copyright claims from Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017
Music nonprofit LiveConnections' 2017-18 concert series, which features collaborative concerts especially for adventurous music-lovers, dares to ask a bold question: Can music build community?
by OHenry Report - Sep 14, 2017
On the fourth episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks to three of the industry leaders when it comes to capturing theatre and the performing arts for distribution in movie theatres, on TV, and online.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018
LiveConnections is proud to announce that Leonard Haas, professional actor, Vice Chair of the William Penn Foundation, and Trustee of the Wyncote Foundation, will receive the organization's 4th annual Connector Award at this year's Big Hurrah celebration on November 12, 2018.
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016
It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the big night. Check it out below!
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2018
National CineMedia (NCM), America's Movie Network, has named Rick Butler to the role of Chief Digital Officer.  In his new role, Butler will lead the company's digital products and data initiatives to deliver both innovative consumer experiences and new ways for brands to connect with movie audiences.
by OHenry Report - Oct 18, 2017
On this episode of BroadwayWorld's theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth goes inside the numbers of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 to see what might have led the show's producers to take such drastic casting measures, as discussed and explained in Episode 2.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
As part of work related to the connector facility linking Bojangles' Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium, the City of Charlotte, ASC, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) and ODELL Architects will work to create a public art installation that pays homage to the legacy of the 63-year-old venues.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017
Music nonprofit LiveConnections' 2017-18 concert series, which features collaborative concerts especially for adventurous music-lovers, dares to ask a bold question: Can music build community?
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018
Music nonprofit LiveConnections' 2017-18 concert series, which features collaborative concerts especially for adventurous music-lovers, dares to ask a bold question: Can music build community?
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015
The 2015 Kaufman Music Center Gala featured a performance by the multiple Tony winner Jason Robert Brown, composer/lyricist of The Bridges of Madison County, Parade and most recently, Honeymoon in Vegas. Scroll down for photos from the event!
by OHenry Report - May 20, 2018
On this episode of BroadwayWorld's theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks with BroadwayWorld's Matt Tamanini about the recent 2018 Tony nominations. They discuss all of the major categories, including the unusual six nominations in the Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical category, categories that should be added for future ceremonies, and Oliver makes some bold predictions in some of the biggest categories of the season. 
by OHenry Report - Mar 5, 2018
On this episode of BroadwayWorld's theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth recaps his first ever experience at BroadwayCon. He highlights the best of Industry Day and what he learned and saw throughout the convention in January.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on the 1992 bestselling novel by Robert James Waller about love both lost and found. Set amidst the cornfields of Iowa in 1965, this passionate musical follows the unexpected affair of a devoted Italian-born housewife and a roving National Geographic photographer set over four sensual, heart-stirring days. Brilliantly adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade), it captured the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Score. The Bridges of Madison County, directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Director and founder Robert Kelley will be presented April 4 - 29, 2018 (opening night: April 7) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015
Jason Robert Brown revealed in concert on Friday night at SubCulture in New York City that he is at work on a new musical adaptation of the 1992 Tom Hanks film, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. No word yet as to when we may hear the Tony Award-winner's score or who else is on the creative team.
by OHenry Report - Jun 7, 2018
On this episode of BroadwayWorld's theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth goes inside the Tony Award season. Oliver opens the episode by talking to first-time nominee Itamar Moses, the bookwriter for Best Musical favorite 'The Band's Visit.' Oliver also spoke to 2016 winner and 2018 nominee Clint Ramos about going through the process again, and they get into Ramos' costume designs for 'Once on this Island.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
Vassar & New York Stage and Film will soon present the 34th Powerhouse Season, which brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions, workshop presentations, and readings of new plays and musicals in progress.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced additional casting for the highly anticipated 34th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through Sunday, July 29.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018
How We React and How We Recover, the new album from three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, will be released by Ghostlight Records this month. His first solo recording in over a decade is a politically-charged, far-reaching rumination on love, family and music. The album will be available in digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 29, with a physical CD planned for later this year. The release will coincide with New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center production of Brown's landmark New York debut show Songs for a New World, which runs from June 27-30.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018
Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for the highly anticipated 34th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 22 and runs through Sunday, July 29. Actors joining the annual summer play development incubator include Tony Award nominee Raul Esparza, Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, Tony Award nominee Denee Benton, Tony Award nominee Lauren Worsham, Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman, Noah Galvin, Frankie J. Alvarez, Lesli Margherita, Michael Esper, and Carson Elrod.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018
SKIPTOWN PLAYHOUSE, is pleased to announce casting and performance schedule of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, the hit Off-Broadway musical comedy by Jason Robert Brown. Scheduled to play July 19 through August 3rd, 2018, THE LAST FIVE YEARS will star Sasha Travis (Dinner with the Savages) and Vincenzo Carubia (Co-Founder, Skiptown Playhouse) at the new East Hollywood home of Skiptown Playhouse (665 N. Heliotrope Drive).
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016
The new musical has a book by Jonathan Marc Sherman and direction by Daisy Prince.
by OHenry Report - Jul 25, 2017
BroadwayWorld is proud to announce that they have partnered with Broadway producer Oliver Roth to relaunch his podcast 'The OHenry Report.' The show will be a one-of-a-kind look inside the business of Broadway. Through candid conversations with theatre insiders, Roth will pull back the curtain on the biggest stories, issues, and trends in the theatre today.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW - Broadway's Supper Club - will present the return of BENJAMIN EAKELEY and his jazz band in an encore performance of his acclaimed solo concert "BROADWAY SWINGER, VOLUME 2" on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00 PM. "BROADWAY SWINGER, VOLUME 2," which chronicles the birth of swing music in the 1930s and the rise of the big bands that lifted American spirits out of the Great Depression, features timeless standards by Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern and other greats who established the 1930s as the Golden Age of American Songwriting.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
The fourth annual Asian American Business Roundtable will host discussions and drive practical outcomes at its exclusive one-day Summit on "Diversity and Inclusion IS a Business Strategy" at New York University in Manhattan on January 16, 2019. Keynotes from some of America's biggest brands will join Asian, Latino and African American senior executives, diversity experts and workplace leaders to go beyond words to concrete solutions, it was announced today by John Wang, Founder and President of the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC), the Summit host.   Delivering keynote speeches will be business luminaries Jeff Gennette, CEO of New York City's iconic retailer Macy's, which has embedded diversity and inclusion into the fabric of its business and employee ranks; Betty Liu, Executive Vice Chairman for the New York Stock Exchange, one of the world's best-known stock-exchange operators with an expanding number of women leaders; James Rhee, CEO of Ashley Stewart, one of the largest and oldest fashion brands deeply rooted in the African American community;  and Skip Spriggs, CEO of the Executive Leadership Council, the premier group for senior African American executives. The Summit is co-hosted by Phyllis J. Campbell, Chair, Pacific Northwest and Vice Chair, JPMorgan Chase & Co. "It's been widely recognized that businesses need to be diverse and inclusive in order to succeed, not just here in the U.S., but across the globe," said Mrs. Campbell, "Our previous summits explored the 'new normal' of the New Majority community. We're taking the next step of convening results-oriented discussions on how to actually achieve leadership that better reflects the customers, employees and communities that businesses serve." More than six years ago, the AABDC identified the beginnings of a growing movement in American business: the rise of The New Majority centered around ethnic groups, formerly the minority, gradually becoming the majority in some large urban areas and states. Mr. Wang observed that the consumer power of this bloc comprised of African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos was forecast to reach over $4.1 trillion by 2019. "Corporations have been working to improve diversity and inclusion for a number of years; however, the progress is remarkably slow and we are far from the desired state," said Mr. Wang. "We think that well-known tools like employee resource groups, for example, are a critical piece of the solution but will only work with visible leadership support and a strong connection to business strategy. Our intention is to bring together the various players to highlight practical tools and effective strategies for greater impact."   The Roundtable's Summit discussions will cover a wide range of topics related to the multicultural-business model. One panel will examine why few New Majority executives make it to the C-Suite and outline recommendations from those who have achieved the office on how to overcome cultural and structural barriers. The impact of women leaders on Corporate America, the role of employee resource groups in D&I strategy, and how executive search firms can help change the leadership landscape will be other topics explored during the Summit. Distinguished speakers include Lorraine Harriton from Catalyst, Subha Barry of Working Mother Media Group as well as executives from Bank of America, PwC, Accenture, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, McCann and the Boston Consulting Group.   To maximize the impact of this Summit, AABDC is hosting a pre-Summit networking event which will feature Henry Cisneros, Founder & Chairman, City View and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; and Steve Walker, General Counsel of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the nation's only membership organization devoted to improve corporate board performance and an organization that supports the goals of AABR. The reception will bring together premier executive search firms with senior New Majority executives, board members of color and organizations that set the standards for corporate governance.   Mr. Wang believes that it is time to put the pieces together in order to achieve progress in multicultural business leadership.   "We aim to be the connector and the catalyst to spark momentum and movement," he says.   The fourth annual Asian American Business Roundtable is sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, Macy's, PepsiCo, MGM, Goldman Sachs and Northwestern Mutual.   For tickets or more information on "Making Impact: Diversity and Inclusion IS a Business Strategy," visit www.AABusinessRoundtable.org.
by OHenry Report - Jan 5, 2018
On this episode of BroadwayWorld's theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks with three experts on Broadway fandom. They discuss what makes a super fan, and how shows can embrace their most passionate supporters.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016
Tony Award-winning Composer Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade) and acclaimed singer Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Hairspray) will perform a special One Night Only concert entitled 'JASON ROBERT BROWN IN CONCERT WITH SHOSHANA BEAN' on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 8:30pm (Doors at 7:00pm).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Jason Robert Brown's landmark musical Songs for a New World (New York City Center 2018 Encores! Off-Center Cast Recording) is released today, Friday, January 25, in streaming and digital formats, in addition to a two-CD set. This is the show's first recording since the world premiere album over 20 years ago. In the ensuing years, these songs have become staples of contemporary musical theater, including the modern standard "Stars and the Moon." The CD package includes a 12-page booklet with production photos and a note from Jason Robert Brown. To order the album, please visit: ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/songsforanewworld
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018
On March 5, 2018, TADA! Youth Theater will host its annual gala at Tribeca 360 in Manhattan  with special performances by Leslie Uggams and Tommy Tune. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on the 1992 bestselling novel by Robert James Waller about love both lost and found. Set amidst the cornfields of Iowa in 1965, this passionate musical follows the unexpected affair of a devoted Italian-born housewife and a roving National Geographic photographer set over four sensual, heart-stirring days. Brilliantly adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade), it captured the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Score. The Bridges of Madison County, directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Director and founder Robert Kelley will be presented April 4 - 29, 2018 (opening night: April 7) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018
Due to demand, The New Group has announced a three-week extension for Jerry Springer - The Opera, with Matt McGrath appearing as Jerry Springer beginning March 13.  Terrence Mann, currently appearing in the role of Jerry Springer, plays his final performance March 11 due to an existing commitment beyond that date.
by OHenry Report - Dec 28, 2017
On this final 2017 episode of BroadwayWorld's theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks with BroadwayWorld's Matt Tamanini about the biggest stories of 2017, and what to expect in the new year.
by OHenry Report - Aug 7, 2017
On the second episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor, Oliver Henry Roth talks to four Broadway professionals about the ins and outs of replacing principal cast members in a Broadway show.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. Known for such Broadway hits as Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years, Mr. Brown artfully blends pop, jazz and gospel in solos and ensemble styles to create this inspiring song cycle.  Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, the production features five singers including Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway veterans Rockport's Wendy Waring and Jack Donahue, Berklee College of Music graduate Chris Pittman and  Brandeis' Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, "Songs For A New World is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of actor-singers to bring this work to our audience. It's a particular treat to work with my cousin Barbara again after so many years!  Wendy, Jack, Chris and Nyah are also incredibly fun, hugely talented and all working together in such a fun way - it's a thrill!'
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: we have your first look at the cast of Be More Chill, and more!
by OHenry Report - Aug 25, 2017
On the third episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks to two industry professionals about the licensing process for plays and musicals, and then what happens when a theatre company violates their license.
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
 Netflix Netflix has announced its first Mexican reality series, MADE IN MEXICO, according to Variety. The series is set to premiere worldwide on September 28th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, announced the arrival of their first Mexican reality series, Made in Mexico. The captivating reality show follows Mexico City's wealthy socialites and their opulent lifestyles. The series is set to debut globally on September 28 on Netflix.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2018
Composer Jason Robert Brown, best known for The Last Five Years and The Bridges of Madison County, will be workshopping a new musical called The Connector at Princeton University this fall.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016
 It was announced today Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced by SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rd St), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on the 1992 bestselling novel by Robert James Waller about love both lost and found. Set amidst the cornfields of Iowa in 1965, this passionate musical follows the unexpected affair of a devoted Italian-born housewife and a roving National Geographic photographer set over four sensual, heart-stirring days. Brilliantly adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade), it captured the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Score. The Bridges of Madison County, directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Director and founder Robert Kelley will be presented April 4 - 29, 2018 (opening night: April 7) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2018
Powerhouse, the theater development program by Vassar and New York Stage and Film, has announced its 2018 season, according to Variety. The season will include new musicals by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, the duo behind Spring Awakening, as well as Jason Robert Brown.
by Lauren Van Hemert - Apr 22, 2019
Jason Robert Brown has been hailed as one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters. In fact, The Chicago Tribune referred to his work as 'extraordinary, jubilant theater music.' But Brown, who wrote the book and score for THE LAST FIVE YEARS and the music and lyrics for the stage adaptation of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, as well as the music and lyrics for PARADE for which he won the 1999 Tony Award, isn't one to pontificate. In fact, he says, it's all about looking ahead. 'I think I'm just running forward,' he says. 'There's more work to do.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015
Composer Jason Robert Brown has built quite a catalog of his own songs, having written the music to such Broadway shows as Parade, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County, and many more, but now he is branching out into the works of the Piano Man himself. Brown recently released his own covers of songs from Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' album- check them out below! He writes on his official website:
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on the 1992 bestselling novel by Robert James Waller about love both lost and found. Set amidst the cornfields of Iowa in 1965, this passionate musical follows the unexpected affair of a devoted Italian-born housewife and a roving National Geographic photographer set over four sensual, heart-stirring days. Brilliantly adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade), it captured the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Score. The Bridges of Madison County, directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Director and founder Robert Kelley will be presented April 4 - 29, 2018 (opening night: April 7) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.