NEWS AT A GLANCE …

Return to Spoon River

 

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Return To Spoon River, a new musical adapted from Edgar Lee Masters’ classic poems, debuts on April 20 at The Lion Theater on Theater Row. Created by Martin Tackel and directed by Gwen Arment, the show follows two contemporary strangers as they rediscover and say goodbye to their pasts. A Creative Arts Lab presentation, the show runs only until May 6. www.returntospoonriverthe musical.com

New “The Singing Experience” workshop begins on November 3rd

Linda Amiel Burns, Director

Linda Amiel Burns, Director

Only two places remain in the last Singing Experience workshop of 2016, “Holiday Delights!” If you’ve ever wanted to be a cabaret or musical theatre performer, here’s your chance. Explore your talent, conquer fear, and develop self-confidence. Learn the tools of the trade by performing before audiences in a supportive environment. Multi-MAC Award winner Michael Mcassey is the Music Director. Linda Amiel Burns is the director of this 40+ year-old workshop. More information at www.thesingingexperience.com .

 

 

New “Merrily We Roll Along ” documentary 

Best Worst Thing That Could Have Ever Happened, a documentary about the making of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along will premiere at the New York Film Festival on Sunday, October 9. Theatrical release will follow. Check out the trailer here:

holiday-inn-roundabout-theatre-2016HOLIDAY INN

Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge
Direction by Gordon Greenberg
Music direction by Andy Einhorn
Choreography by Denis Jones
Featuring Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, Cordin Bleu and Lee Wilkof
Previews begin September 1, 2016
Opening: October 6, 2016
At Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio
54  (254 West 54 Street)
www.roundabouttheatre.org

 

the-great-comet-imperial-theatre-2016THE GREAT COMET

Book, music,  lyrics and orchestrations by Dave Malloy
Direction by Rachel Chavkin
Choreography by Sam Pinkleton
Starring  Josh Groban and Denée Benton
Previews begin October 18, 2016
Opening: November 14, 2016
Imperial Theatre  (249 West 45 Street)
http://greatcometbroadway.com

 

irish-repertory-theatre-logoFINIAN’S RAINBOW

Book by E.Y. Harburg and  Fred Saidy
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Adapted and directed by Charlotte Moore
October  26 – December 18, 2016
Irish Repertory Theatre, (132 West 22 Street), www.Irishrep.org

 

a-brox-tale-longacre-theatre-2016A BRONX TALE                                                                                         

Book by Chazz Palminteri
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
Featuring Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose, Lucia Giannetta and Bradley Gibson
Previews begin November 3, 2016
Opening: December 1, 2016 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street).
http://abronxtalethemusical.com

 

Photo: Miramax Films

Photo: Miramax Films

MURIEL’S WEDDING, THE MUSICAL

Book by PJ Hogan
Music and Lyrics by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall with songs by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson, originally written for ABBA
Directed by Simon Phillips
World premiere in Sydney, Australia,  November 2017.

 

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