john and jen

A truly original musical that takes a look at the complexities of relationships between brothers and sisters and parents and children, set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, john amp; jen is a gem of a show brimming with intelligence, wit and beautiful melodies.

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Walmer Centre Theatre

(Toronto, )
188 Lowther Road
Toronto,
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by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 8, 2017
Below, meet the cast and creative team of the knee-slappin' new musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous) presented by The York Theatre Company, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018
Now in its tenth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2018 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between 7-25 October 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017
The cast of the York Theatre Company production of the knee slappin' new musical Desperate Measures, with a nod to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous), presented in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, welcomed Kathie Lee Gifford onstage following the matinee performance yesterday. BroadwayWorld has photos of her with the cast below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017
The cast of the York Theatre Company production of the knee slappin' new musical Desperate Measures, with a nod to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous), presented in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, welcomed celebrity guests Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Lucie Arnaz onstage following a recent performance.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017
The York Theatre Company production of Desperate Measures, the knee-slappin' new musical with a nod to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous), presented in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, is now in performance through Sunday, October 15, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Sunday evening, October 1, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, welcomes the return of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring new works by emerging musical theatre writers Masi Asare, Alan Gordon & Joy Son, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Mark Sonnenblick.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017
Below, meet the cast and creative team of the knee-slappin' new musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music byDavid Friedman (Scandalous) presented by The York Theatre Company, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 1, 2017
Good morning and happy Friday, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Opens, BEAUTIFUL Announces New Tour Cast, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018
Performances have begun for Keen Company's fourth musical, the first NY revival of Adam Gwon's acclaimed Ordinary Days, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County), Marc delaCruz (If/Then), Sarah Lynn Marion (2013 Jimmy awards winner), and Kyle Sherman (Pete the Cat) star.  This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through November 17th only. Opening Night is set for Wednesday, October 17th. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017
Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced a two-week extension of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017
The Houston Symphony presents Symphonic Spooktacular, an evening of spooky classics of the orchestral repertoire to celebrate the arrival of Halloween season. The program will take place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
Yeehaw, a second extension! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced an additional four-week extension of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018
Opening Night was Wednesday, October 17th for Keen Company's fourth musical, the first NY revival of Adam Gwon's acclaimed Ordinary Days, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County), Marc delaCruz (If/Then), Sarah Lynn Marion (2013 Jimmy awards winner), and Kyle Sherman (Pete the Cat) star. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue throughNovember 17th only.
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Miami
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 2, 2018
In this episode, Katie is joined in the kitchen by the stars of Desperate Measures, Lauren Molina and Conor Ryan! Check out the recipe for Katie's Makin' Desperate Whoopie Pies below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018
Performances begin today for Keen Company's fourth musical, the first NY revival of Adam Gwon's acclaimed Ordinary Days, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County), Marc delaCruz (If/Then), Sarah Lynn Marion (2013 Jimmy awards winner), and Kyle Sherman (Pete the Cat) star.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 2, 2017
The York Theatre Company production of Desperate Measures, the knee-slappin' new musical with a nod to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous), presented in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, is now in performance through Sunday, October 15, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 2, 2017
The York Theatre Company production of Desperate Measures, the knee-slappin' new musical with a nod to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous), presented in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, is now in performance through Sunday, October 15, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017
The cast of the York Theatre Company production of the knee slappin' new musical Desperate Measures, with a nod to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman(Scandalous), presented in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, welcomed celebrity guest Kathleen Turner onstage following a recent performance.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the celebrated concert series NEO 2017: A Concert Celebration featuring new works by emerging musical theatre writers Masi Asare, Alan Gordon & Joy Son, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Mark Sonnenblick.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018
Opening Night is set for Wednesday, October 17th for Keen Company's fourth musical, the first NY revival of Adam Gwon's acclaimed Ordinary Days, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County), Marc delaCruz (If/Then), Sarah Lynn Marion (2013 Jimmy awards winner), and Kyle Sherman (Pete the Cat) star.  This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through November 17th only.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced today the roster of performing artists scheduled to perform at the celebrated concert series NEO 2017: A Concert Celebration featuring new works by emerging musical theatre writers Masi Asare, Alan Gordon & Joy Son, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Mark Sonnenblick.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2017
Inspired by Shubert's Wintereisse (A Winter's Journey), December Songs portrays a brokenhearted young woman, wandering the snowy paths of Central Park. In this contemporary tale of her journey, she finds the strength to recover and begin her life anew. Written by prolific Broadway Composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic, Phantom), December Songs will be performed by Lisa-Marie Parker (Les Miserables, Cats, Blood Brothers).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017
The cast of the York Theatre Company production of the new hit musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous), presented in association with Pat Flicker Addis, welcomed celebrity guests Jason Alexander backstage following the matinee performance, today. Scroll down for a photo of him with the cast!
by BWW - Nov 20, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/20/2017 for Miami
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017
New York is getting more and more desperate! Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Pat Flicker Addiss, has put a new block of tickets on sale for the clever, funny and hilarious new musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).
by BWW - May 7, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/07/2017 for Miami
by BWW - May 7, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/07/2017 for Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 4, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 4, 2017 - can you believe it's already this far along in the year - and that it's another #TheatreThursday? Today, we're posing the musical question: Are all our artistic efforts worth it during these oh-so-trying times? The answer, most certainly, is a resounding "YES!" You see, gentle readers, it's during times like these that the spirit of creativity, the expression of our collective imagination and the ability to transform and to transport become even more vital to the continued existence of humankind. We implore you to continue to live life dramatically!
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - May 16, 2018
Entre el proximo 21 de junio y 15 de julio se estrena en el Teatre Gaudi de Barcelona el musical JOHN & JEN, del compositor Andrew Lippa(LA FAMILIA ADDAMS).
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 1, 2017
Good Morning, Theaterati! It's May Day: May 1, 2017, and we're asking the musical question…What if you have five members from two casts of Million Dollar Quartet together backstage after a performance of the show, might it more accurately be known as $1.25 Million Dollar Quartet?
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 22, 2019
The 2019 Ritz Theatre season will open with 'John & Jen' at 7:35 p.m. April 4-6 and at 2 p.m., April 7 at the Ritz Theatre, 111 W. Third St., Sheffield. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. 'John & Jen' is a musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and book by Lippa and Greenwald. Lippa went on to write the music and lyrics for the stage musicals 'Wild Party', 'The Addams Family' and 'Big Fish.'
by Vicki Trask - Mar 19, 2019
John & Jen is not a musical I had a lot of (re: any) familiarity with. It's a 1996 Off-Broadway musical from the mind of Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald that never quite reached the same notoriety as some of their other works. But, in the words of director Darryl Lindenbach, this show is a labor of love. 23 years after directing the Canadian Premiere of this two-hander musical, Lindenbach is back to bring these siblings to the modern Calgary stage.
by BWW - Jun 11, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/11/2017 for Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Billy Recce's Snowflake Jamboree, the hit concert series featuring new music by Billy Recce.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018
Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced his plans for the upcoming season: 'I am thrilled to announce Keen Company's 19th season, two uplifting stories about the big impact of small actions. This fall Keen will produce our fourth intimate musical, the first NY revival of Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days. I've been a fan of Adam's work for years and am so excited to work with him to bring this beloved musical to life in a brand new production with new orchestrations. Ordinary Days beautifully depicts the search for connection and how one person's actions can influence complete strangers. In the spring we will present the New York premiere of Surely Goodness and Mercy, a truly Keen story about an exceptional boy living a troubled life in Newark, NJ who does a good deed for an often unnoticed person. Chisa is a rare writer who speaks to our complicated times today with a full heart and a singular voice. I am thrilled to welcome her into the Keen family,' said Silverstein.
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jan 18, 2018
A los ya anunciados Alicia Serrat, Dani Campos y Andreu Gall n, ahora se unen Miquel Tejada, Ferr n Gonz lez y Xavier Torras al proyecto ORIGINALS, ciclo de conciertos que tiene lugar en nunArt Guinard con la intenci n de celebrar la carrera de varios compositores catalanes.
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 Pati Buehler - Feb 4, 2019
From a handful of some of Eagle's most talented favorite actors to the newcomers we are treated to one glorious emotion-packed piece.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017
Below, meet the cast and creative team of the knee-slappin' new musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music byDavid Friedman (Scandalous) presented by The York Theatre Company, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017
Theatre Philadelphia, the region's marketing and leadership organization for theatre, has announced the 2017 nominees for the Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018
Today Keen announced the cast for the fourth musical, the first NY revival of Adam Gwon's acclaimed Ordinary Days: Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County), Marc delaCruz (If/Then), Sarah Lynn Marion (2013 Jimmy awards winner), and Kyle Sherman (Pete the Cat) will star. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous). 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Over the last two decades, our country has grown more and more divided. The effects have been taken out on families, politics, social class, and the culture at large. No matter your affiliation, we all have the topics we want to avoid over Thanksgiving dinner. This season at The Studio Theatre we have chosen four stories that search for unity in a nation fighting for common ground. The titles we chose for this upcoming season convey important relationships hurt and broken by divisive opinions of loved ones. Through listening, can we reach across the divide? Only then can we truly begin to manifest the American Dream. In the words of George H. W. Bush, 'In crucial things, unity. In important things, diversity. In all things, generosity.' Presenting season four at The Studio Theatre: We the people reach across the divide. -Whitney Morse, Artistic Director
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Miami
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2017
Join the lovely and talented - and completely off-her-rocker, but in a completely entertaining and intriguing way - Sara Kistner as she takes you backstage, onstage, offstage and beyond with the cast and crew of The Larry Keeton Theatre's Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Effin' Will? today as part of her Takeover of @BWW_Nashville Twitter. As we understand it, there's a dream ballet sequence that cannot be missed!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! This morning (which according to our watch is Friday, April 28) we come to you to pose this musical question: What have they done to poor Heather Morris on Dancing With the Stars? Seriously, what did they do? We don't watch that show but have picked up some rumblings on the mean streets of Music City that intrigue is afoot among the over-teased and body-glittered cast of the ABC Monday night juggernaut - please fill us in, theaterati. Inquiring minds want to know.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2017
Street Theatre Company continues its 2017 season with its production of Andrew Lippa's John and Jen - the sentimental and evocative tale of two siblings - starring Ryan Lynch and Jordan Scott in the eponymous roles, under the direction of Brett Myers.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Portland Stage Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS By Jason Robert Brown April 30 through May 19. This hit musical by Tony Award-winning lyricist Jason Robert Brown deconstructs a love affair and marriage between an aspiring novelist and a struggling actress over five years. Told almost entirely through song, this piece moves backward and forward through time weaving the beginning and end of a love affair.