The emotional and social minefield that is high school is the setting of Be More Chill, the new musical by composer-lyricist Joe Iconis and librettist Joe Tracz, getting a world-premiere staging by Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ. The project, based on the 2004 young adult novel by Ned Vizzini, took the 33-year-old playwright right … Read Full Article→
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The Road to Where, the folk-tinged musical memoir that actress-writer Cass Morgan conjured from real events, places and people in her life, will get a private presentation in Manhattan June 8 in anticipation of an August run at Weston Playhouse in Vermont.
Morgan is the Broadway actress and songwriter whose soulful, crystalline voice has brought texture to … Read Full Article→
Robert Creighton, the triple-threat fireplug of a performer who has distinguished himself on Broadway as an actor, singer and dancer, is playing movie tough guy James Cagney in the New York City premiere of Cagney, the musical that he co-wrote with Peter Colley and composer Christopher McGovern. After regional productions — and revisions and refinements … Read Full Article→
“Darling Grenadine,” Daniel Zaitchik’s Whimsical New Musical, Gets L.A. Concert; Kristin Hanggi Directs
Pop and theatre singer-songwriter Daniel Zaitchik is testing his new musical romantic comedy, Darling Grenadine, in a May 12 concert reading in Los Angeles. Kristin Hanggi (Broadway’s Rock of Ages, original stagings of Bare) directs the presentation of the quirky new show about a commercial songwriter’s life and loves.
Zaitchik previously wrote book, music and … Read Full Article→
“It Happened One Christmas,” New Holiday Musical Conceived by Karen Azenberg & Kenneth Jones, to Premiere at Pioneer Theatre
Pioneer Theatre Company artistic director Karen Azenberg will collaborate with playwright Kenneth Jones on an original holiday musical called It Happened One Christmas, to premiere in December 2015 at the Salt Lake City resident theatre. Under Azenberg’s direction, the world premiere of Jones’ play Alabama Story became the highest-grossing new play in Pioneer’s 50-year history.
The 2015-16 … Read Full Article→
“The Road to Where,” Cass Morgan’s Solo Musical Play, Leads to Home, Roots and Family at Geva Theatre
Cass Morgan, the Broadway actress and songwriter whose soulful, crystalline voice has brought texture to musicals in Manhattan and regionally, is back in her native Rochester, NY, rehearsing The Road to Where, her own musical memoir inspired by real events, places and people in her life. Geva Theatre Center is presenting the world premiere of the … Read Full Article→
Michael Ogborn’s “Field Hockey Hot,” a Musical Where Winning Is a Real Drag, Gets Philly World Premiere
A year after it was shaped in a developmental workshop by 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia, Barrymore Award winner Michael Ogborn‘s musical comedy Field Hockey Hot — about an ambitious girls sports team battling a boys team in the 1980s — is getting its world-premiere March 5-22 at the Mainstage of The Adrienne in Philly. 11th … Read Full Article→