Your Own Thing

Opened: January 13, 1968
Closing: April 05, 1970

Your Own Thing - 1968 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Orpheum Theatre
126 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003

Based on Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

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Sarah Jarosz Shares Shares New Single From 'Polaroid Lovers' Album by Michael Major - Sep 7, 2023

The song finds Jarosz backed by a decidedly more electric band, with her Texas lilt as clear and evocative as ever. Polaroid Lovers is available for pre-order digitally and on vinyl with gray, lavender, orange and green splatter variants. Indie retailers will also have a special blue and green splatter vinyl. 

Patrick Page & More to Star in TITUS ANDRONICUS Reading at Red Bull Theater by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2023

RED BULL THEATER announced the complete cast for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare, directed by Jesse Berger.

Jason Butler Harner, Patrick Page & More to Star in TITUS ANDRONICUS Reading at Red Bull Theater by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2023

RED BULL THEATER has announced the complete cast for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare, directed by Jesse Berger.

Interview: Kareem Fahmy & Giovanna Sardelli of A DISTINCT SOCIETY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Bring a New Play to Life That Makes the Political Personal by Jim Munson - Mar 31, 2023

BroadwayWorld talks to playwright Kareem Fahmy and director Giovanna Sardelli about TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's world premiere production of 'A Distinct Society' inspired by the Muslim travel ban. The intensely moving play runs April 5th to 30th in Mountain View, CA.

Ben Jones To Debut At Chelsea Table + Stage, January 5 And 6 by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2022

Chelsea Table + Stage presents Ben Jones in I Think I'm in Love at 7 PM on January 5, 2023 and I Think We Should See Other People at 7 PM on January 6, 2023.

Red Bull Theater's YOUR OWN THING Starring Eddie Cooper, Lilli Cooper, Santino Fontana & More to Take Place Next Week by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

RED BULL THEATER will rediscover the hit 1968 musical Your Own Thing and to give it its the first New York presentation in decades with a star-studded cast lead by Eddie Cooper, Tony Award nominee Lilli Cooper, Tony Award-winner Santino Fontana, Olivier Award-winner Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl, Michael Pilato, Jennifer Sánchez, and Vaden Thurgood. 

Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl & More Join YOUR OWN THING Benefit Performance at Red Bull Theater by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

RED BULL THEATER has announced that Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl, Michael Pilato, and Vaden Thurgood have been added to the cast of their one-night-only benefit performance of the hit 1968 rock musical Your Own Thing.

Eddie Cooper, Lilli Cooper & More Join Santino Fontana for YOUR OWN THING Benefit Performance by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Eddie Cooper, Lilli Cooper and Jennifer Sánchez will join Santino Fontana for Red Bull Theater's all-star benefit performance of Your Own Thing, the 1968 hit Off-Broadway rock musical suggested by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This one-night-only performance will take place Monday December 12th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space.  

Hal Leonard Releases First-Ever Lin-Manuel Miranda Collection by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022

A Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor, Lin- Manuel is the creator and original star of Broadway's Hamilton and In the Heights. Now, one of the most successful and influential composers of our time also has his own song collection in print through Hal Leonard, the largest provider of music publications.

Sandy Duncan To Receive 'Sarah Siddons Society Award' at 70th Anniversary Benefit by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

The Sarah Siddons Society, celebrating its 70th anniversary year, will present its 2022 Award to three-time Tony Award nominee Sandy Duncan. The annual Award is presented to an individual who has achieved outstanding artistic achievement in theatre.

Santino Fontana to Lead YOUR OWN THING Benefit Performance at Red Bull Theater by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

 RED BULL THEATER has announced that Tony Award winner Santino Fontana will lead its all-star benefit performance of Your Own Thing, the 1968 hit Off-Broadway rock musical inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Hal Leonard To Release THE LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA COLLECTION Songbook by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2022

A new songbook chronicling the works of Pulitzer Prize, Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently available for pre-order.

Interview: Noah Weisberg Opens Up About His Latest Project, THANK YOU KINDLY by Team BWW - Sep 14, 2022

In celebration of National Thank You Day, Broadwayworld will present the award-winning short film THANK YOU KINDLY by Broadway and TV's Noah Weisberg (writer, director). The film will stream right here at Broadwayworld on September 15, 2022, to celebrate National Thank You Day and it will be available to stream from midnight through 11:59pm.

UNLIMITED Festival: A True Celebration of Disabled Creatives by Shona Louise - Aug 26, 2022

The Southbank Centre has been presenting the Unlimited festival since 2012, with it being a celebration of work by Disabled, Deaf and Neurodivergent artists. Since 2013 Unlimited has awarded over £4.8 million to over 460 disabled artists and companies, and their work has been seen by over 5 million people worldwide

Red Bull Theater Announces 20th Season, Featuring ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM, THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Red Bull Theater has announced details of its 20th season, including two Off-Broadway productions; a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings (offered both in-person and online), and much more.

BWW Interview: Catching Up With The Men of MAMA'S BOYS (HEART) THE 80'S at Don't Tell Mama by Stephen Mosher - May 21, 2022

The popular Boy Band of the cabaret scene is back with a fun new show, and they can be found at Mama's on June 3rd. Today, though, they can be found chatting with Broadway World Cabaret.

Meet the Cast of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022

Previews begin tonight, April 1, for Lincoln Center Theater's production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Skin of Our Teeth. The production opens on Monday, April 25 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Meet the cast here!

Dreamer Boy Releases New Single 'Over Everything' by Michael Major - Mar 18, 2022

The single fuses the Nashville artist’s affinity for romance and earnest reflection with his insatiable desire for musical experimentation. To complement “OVER EVERYTHING” Dreamer Boy drops an accompanying Adam Alonzo & Tanner Deutsch directed video. Watch the music video for the new single now! Plus, check out upcoming tour dates.

BWW Interview: Yves Abel of SAN DIEGO OPERA'S ROMEO AND JULIET at San Diego Civic Center by Ron Bierman - Mar 14, 2022

Conductor Yves Abel arrived in San Diego from Europe a few days ago to begin rehearsals for Romeo and Juliet by French composer Charles Gounod. The Maestro does get around a lot, even for an internationally in-demand musician. His wife and boys five and eight sometimes travel with him when he conducts but remain at home in Italy this time. Perhaps Abel’s wanderlust began in childhood. His family immigrated from France to French-speaking Quebec when he was young. His father couldn’t find work there, so it was off to English-speaking Toronto where he spent most of his formative years. Next stop New York City for study at the Mannes School of Music, and after New York frequent work in Italy, then Germany. Abel’s travel has resulted in fluency in French, English, Italian and German.

BWW Interview: Carin Besser on What the Addition of Music Brings to CYRANO by Michael Major - Mar 14, 2022

Adapted from Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Joe Wright's new film adaption of Cyrano features music by Aaron & Bryce Dessner and lyrics by Matt Berninger & Carin Besser. BroadwayWorld caught up with Besser to discuss the creation of her lyrics for the film, what the addition of song adds to the classic story, and more.

BWW Interview: Sondheim Staple Teri Ralston Sings Birthday Wishes in A SONDHEIM BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION LIVE! LAUGH! LOVE! by Gil Kaan - Mar 6, 2022

The Musical Theatre Guild will be presenting for one-night only A Sondheim Birthday Celebration Live! Laugh! Love! on Stephen Sondheim’s birthday March 22nd at The El Portal Theatre. Jason Graae hosts the Celebration featuring Musical Theatre Guild members with special guest, Stephen Sondheim veteran Teri Ralston. I got to playfully rouse Teri to reminisce about her decades’ history with Stephen Sondheim.

The Southbank Centre Announces 2022 Imagine Children's Festival by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021

The Southbank Centre's Imagine Children's Festival returns 9 - 20 February 2022 to provide the very best in children's theatre, comedy, family parties, hands-on activities, music, literature, dance, immersive experiences, relaxed mindfulness sessions and full-on fun for children and their grownups in the February half term.

Student Blog: Keeping Up with A Comet - An Interview with Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Oct 25, 2021

Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser have joined forces to write and star in A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, a new musical off-Broadway. The show is “is everything you want the first new musical premiering in NYC to be: whip-smart and stupid funny, packed with songs as catchy as a jingle.” I had the opportunity to see Regina Comet this past weekend and had such a fun time!

BWW Interview: Billy Stritch of THE BILLY STRITCH TRIO Talks About His Return to Live Performances at World-Famous Birdland by Ricky Pope - Jul 27, 2021

New York nightlife is making a slow and steady return to the City that Never Sleeps. One of the city's most famous jazz institutions, Birdland is making a long-anticipated return to live performances next week with one of New York's most elegant and beloved piano men, Billy Stritch. Birdland has been Stritch's artistic home base for nearly two decades. He has played for some of the biggest names in show business and has been a staple of Monday nights at Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY.

BWW Interview: Derrick Baskin on His Solo Club Act Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 29th by Stephen Mosher - Jun 18, 2021

The recent first-time Tony nominee is ready for another first: his own solo show.

Student Blog: Lights, Camera, Commentary! by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Apr 19, 2021

This past week I had the opportunity to speak with Eric about his theatre-related commentary tracks and how he believes the tracks fit into performance art as a whole. Enjoy, and Go Tigers!

Wake Up With BWW 2/26: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Confirms Broadway Run, and More! by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2021

Today's top stories: Thoughts of a Colored Man confirms Broadway run, Lincoln Center launches Restart Stages, Beetlejuice comes to Brazil, and more!

Lost Horizons Share New Single 'Heart of a Hummingbird' by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 16, 2021

Today, the duo shares one more track before the double-album is out next week. Featuring Penelope Isles’ Lily Wolter, a.k.a. KookieLou, “Heart of a Hummingbird” is the final look at the incredible forthcoming record - check out the song and its music video now below. 

BWW Interview: Linda Purl And Patrick Duffy Take a Chance On Love And Win by Stephen Mosher - Feb 14, 2021

When a casual encounter with an old acquaintance turned into modern-day pen pals in love story, this twosome wasn't prepared to wait out the pandemic to see if it was the real thing - they acted on their best instincts... and look at them now.

MARISSA NADLER Featured On Latest Single From LOST HORIZONS by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 27, 2021

Lost Horizons – the project of Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde & Richie Thomas of Dif Juz – released part one of its new album In Quiet Moments at the end of 2020 and is set to release part two, as well as the physical of the double album, on February 26th via Bella Union.

Meet the Makers of RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL! by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jan 1, 2021

Here's everything you need to know about the cast and creatives of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical!

Brothertiger's 'Paradise Lost' Album Out Sept. 11 by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 26, 2020

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Ane Brun Releases the Music Video for 'Honey' by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 6, 2020

ANE BRUN has released a wonderful new video for,'Honey', her latest single released by her label, Balloon Ranger Recordings

Living Room Concerts: Fabian Aloise Breaks Down The BRING IT ON Choreography by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 10, 2020

Continuing our series of Living Room Concerts, the brilliant choreographer Fabian Aloise has a special treat: he's teaching us some of the moves from Bring It On: The Musical. Watch the video below!

Wake Up With BWW 2/26: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Madison Square Garden, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Opens, and More! by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2020

Today's top stories: To Kill a Mockingbird plays Madison Square Garden, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (starring Beth Malone) officially opens tonight, and more!

BWW Interview: BILLY GILMAN at Joe's Pub by Stephen Mosher - Jan 14, 2020

The popular child singer grew up, came out, and reintroduced himself to the world on The Voice. Now he's testing the waters of the smaller venue with shows in clubs like Joe's Pub. Stephen Mosher talks to Grammy nominee Billy Gilman about change, growth, and living in the light.

The Cadillac Three Reveals New Single 'Hard Out Here For A Country Boy' by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 10, 2020

The Cadillac Three offer up today 'Hard Out Here For A Country Boy' featuring ‪Chris Janson and Travis Tritt, a new song from their upcoming album Country Fuzz. Singer-guitarist Jaren Johnston and drummer Neil Mason wrote the track with Jeremy Stover while out on the road.

Meet the Cast of GRAND HORIZONS - Now in Previews on Broadway! by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019

Grand Horizons is now in previews on Broadway!  Grand Horizons will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement, and officially open on January 23, 2020 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).

BWW Interview: Keith Pinto of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at San Jose Stage Company Unleashes His Inner Vaudevillian by Jim Munson - Sep 27, 2019

Keith Pinto is one of those fortunate stage actors who seems to work almost constantly. If you attend Bay Area theater with any regularity, chances are you've seen him, most likely in a role that showcases his energetic performance style and talent for movement. His latest role is the iconic a?oesweet transvestitea?? Frank-N-Furter in San Jose Stage Company's new production of a?oeThe Rocky Horror Show.a?? Mr. Pinto recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about his process while he was between rehearsals.

BWW Interview: Sami Staitman of THE GREEN ROOM at Sargent Theatre, NYC by Cary Ginell - Jul 26, 2019

Girl-next-door makes good! Calabasas High School graduate Sami Staitman, who is entering her sophomore year as a musical theatre student at Pace University in New York, has already landed her first Off-Broadway starring role in the theatre-themed musical, 'The Green Book,' which opens September 27. We caught up with Sami during her summer 'break' (Sami never takes time off from acting!)

Striking Matches Release Genre-Bending New Single BORING by Tori Hartshorn - Jul 22, 2019

Today, genre-defying duo Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, better known as Striking Matches are releasing the first single/lyric video off their upcoming EP, Noon. 'Boring' hits the band at a time where they are fully leaning into their inability to be confined to one genre. 'As we've grown and found ourselves, we've realized that people call us a lot of different things..rock, blues, country, alt-pop, and then some...and truthfully, we LOVE that. We get to live in so many different worlds and experience so many different things, that instead of shying away and trying to fit in someone else's box, we've just made our own,' the band says. Last week, the duo announced their upcoming EP Noon, the second in a series of three releases due out in 2019

GIRAFFES CAN'T DANCE Comes to Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019

Curve announces the title of its 2019 Christmas show for children and their families, a brand-new production based on the number one best-selling picture book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees, Giraffes Can't Dance. The show will be produced in association with Hachette Children's Group and Coolabi Group and will run in the Curve's 300-seat studio from 9 to 31 Dec this year.

Original Broadway Cast Members Announced For 54 SINGS: BRING IT ON! by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2019

Feinstein's54 Below  presents 54 Sings Bring It On on July 8 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm. In an unforgettable celebration of the musical written by some of the freshest creative minds on Broadway, expect to see some of your favorite songs like, 'What I Was Born To Do,' 'It's All Happening,' 'Do Your Own Thing,' and 'Killer Instinct' like never before! Join Campbell, who goes from cheer-royalty to having the cards stacked against her when she's redistricted to another school her senior year, facing nationals with a brand new squad. This concert event features some of Broadway's hottest stars from Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill, The Prom, and more!

Donald Glover, adidas Originals Launch DONALD GLOVER PRESENTS by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 18, 2019

adidas Originals and Donald Glover officially launch Donald Glover Presents, revealing the fruits of a creative relationship that began in September 2018. With storytelling at the heart of the partnership, Glover and adidas Originals unveiled a range of new product offerings alongside the premiere of a series of short films.

Wake Up With BWW 2/26: ALICE BY HEART Opens, Kids Night on Broadway, and More! by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Get a start to your Tuesday morning by reading the latest from around the Broadway World!

BWW Interview: Robbie Rozelle on SONGS FROM INSIDE MY LOCKER, Intense Kickstarters, And His BWW Cabaret Award Wins by Troy Frisby - Feb 13, 2019

Robbie Rozelle will return to Feinstein's/54 Below to record the album on February 23 and March 1, along with special guests Maya Days (AIDA) and Bonnie Milligan (HEAD OVER HEELS). Ahead of the performances, we spoke with Rozelle by phone about SONGS FROM INSIDE MY LOCKER, how intense heading up a Kickstarter can be, and his recent BWW Cabaret Awards success.

Tom Ligon Stars in Ray Leslee's A CHAMBER CHRISTMAS CAROL at St. Mark's Church by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2018

Tired of the same old Christmas Carol? Downtown Music Productions presents A Chamber Christmas Carol at the gorgeous St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery. Composer Ray Leslee (Avenue X, Standup Shakespeare) has created a brand-new take on the holiday season's most prolific tale. This ONE NIGHT ONLY event features a virtuoso company of five musicians and five actors who play 35 roles, telling the classic tale through Leslee's music and selections from Dickens' masterpiece. Tom Ligon (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) stars as Scrooge. The cast includes Mark Boyett, Jack McCarthy, JD Mollison and Alex Sunderhaus. The musicians are Broadway veterans Jack Bashkow (woodwinds), Jeff Carney (bass), Marshall Coid (violin), Ron Hay (trombone) and Mimi Stern-Wolfe at the piano. Margarett Perry directs.

BWW Interview: NJ Actress Brigid Harrington Talks Career and Exciting Next Steps by Marina Kennedy - Jul 30, 2018 caught up with New Jersey's own, Brigid Harrington, the 18-year old Broadway actress, singer and dancer. She will soon be starting her Freshman year studies at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana where she will double major in FilmTVTheatre and Political Science, with a minor in Voice. We had the opportunity to learn about her career and some of her plans for the future.

VIDEO: Fran Drescher and Priscilla Lopez Visit Marti Cummings' LGBTQ Talk Show STAGE FRIGHT by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2018

Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Fran Drescher was joined by Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at NYC drag star Marti Gould Cummings weekly talk show Stage Fright.

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year! by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...


No One's Perfect, Dear
The Flowers
I'm Me!
Baby! Baby!
Come Away, Death
I'm on My Way to the Top
She Never Told Her Love
Be Gentle
The Apocalypse Fugue
What Do I Know?
The Now Generation
The Middle Years
When You're Young and in Love
Hunca Munca
Don't Leave Me
Do Your Own Thing
Let It Be
Your Own Thing has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, West End which opened in 1969 and US Tour which opened in 1970.
Your Own Thing has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, Russ Thacker received a nomination for Performance at the Theatre World Awards. These nominations recognize the outstanding achievements of the show and its cast.
Your Own Thing has won several awards. It received the Best Musical award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Russ Thacker, who was part of the performance, received the Theatre World Award for his outstanding work. These accolades recognize the talent and success of Your Own Thing in the Broadway industry.



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