Set in Uganda, THE ROLLING STONE, a new play by Chris Urch, is an intimate yet explosive family drama about two brothers at odds — one a gay man in a clandestine relationship, and the other a church pastor who fervently rails against the life his brother is forced to conceal. Bowing in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, The Rolling Stone, officially opens July 15 at Lincoln Center Theater.
Latoya is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical!
Ghostlight Records will release an original Off-Broadway cast recording of the new musical Miss You Like Hell, which recently completed its run at the Public Theater.
The album will be released later this year and will feature the cast of the New York premiere production.
Make sure to get your copy!
School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play @ CTG & MCC
After a sold-out run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in 2017, Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play is returning for a previously announced encore production. The play will return to the Lucille Lortel Theatre for a limited run with previews beginning on October 16 and officially running from October 22 through November 25.
The return production will feature original cast members Lortel Award nominee MaameYaa Boafo, Paige Gilbert, Obie Award winner Zainab Jah, Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Lortel Award winner Mirirai Sithole and Lortel Award nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor. Joining the cast will be current Hamilton star Joanna A. Jones and Latoya Edwards. Tony-winning director Rebecca Taichman will return to the production along with the full original creative team.
Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow - continues its twenty-seventh season on Monday, May 21st in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Produced and Hosted by John Znidarsic, the evening spotlights the songs of Preston Max Allen. The concert will be directed by Michael Bello (Associate director, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), music direction by Patrick Sulken (Pretty Woman, Kinky Boots) and produced by Megan Kingery/POE Global LLC.
Heather McNamara, Heather Duke, and the almighty, mythic bitch herself, Heather Chandler, are taking the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below for one-night-only concert version of the global cult phenomenon, Off-Broadway hit musical Heathers that is sure to have you saying, "How very." Based on the dark, cult classic film from 1988, Heathers features songs that have entered the musical theater lexicon, from "Seventeen" and "Candy Store" to "Dead Girl Walking" and "Freeze Your Brain." The tale follows angsty teen Veronica Sawyer as she strives to fit in with a group of high school queens known as the Heathers - and as she falls for a mysterious teen with a penchant for Slurpees and vigilante justice.
Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and acclaimed, genre-breaking singer/songwriter Erin McKeown bring their highly anticipated new musical to The Public this season.
A chronicle of the African-American struggle for equality during the first half of the 20th century, Hallelujah, Baby! tells of Georgina, an African-American woman on her journey to financial and social independence during the most tumultuous socio-political times in U.S. history.
A FESTIVAL EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF STAGE DIRECTION IN THE UNITED STATES
She Persisted is a surprising, moving, and unexpected musical evening celebrating the fortitude and resilience of female characters in American musicals. Through scenes, songs and moments from both classic and contemporary musicals, director Laura Brandel leads us on a journey through her insights and experience of the past twelve months. Made possible by support from the Leo Shull Foundation for the Arts.
Knifeplay centers on Liz, whose dream acting job becomes a Broadway nightmare onstage and off as her manipulative, gas-lighting male co-star and an enabling director and apologist colleagues force her to defend her life during rehearsals for a Cold War-era spy thriller. Who is mad? Who is sane? Is that a dagger she sees before her?
Five Points @ Playwrights Horizons
In 1863 in the midst of the Civil War a new art form was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan: Tap dance. Five Points: An American Musical, charts the trajectories of two families -- one white and one black -- as they risk everything in pursuit of the American Dream."
Abby Payne and Chris Anselmo @ Joe's Pub
Making their Joe's Pub debut, Abby Payne & Chris Anselmo are at the cutting edge of pop/folk-infused musical theatre. Together for the first time, join them on a journey through the worlds they create as they turn the Great American Songbook on it's ear with their visceral storytelling songs.
29th Annual Festival of New Musicals @ New World Stages
This year’s Festival featured shows selected from over 240 submissions from around the world, representing the breadth, depth and excitement of musical theatre today!
For many years, the NAMT Festival has presented 45-minute cuts of eight new musicals to an industry-only audience. On October 18th, to kick off our 29th Annual Festival of New Musicals, we are catching up on the success and development of Festival shows from the last ten years!
Elevator Heart is a modular musical theatre piece built of vignettes that explore the diverse experiences of women in the 21st century. There's room for everyone's voice as the ensemble creates a world of songs, scenes, and monologues that explore the way we tell stories and lay bare the intersections of being a woman.
An annual event eagerly anticipated by New York’s most serious and knowledgeable musical theater fans, Bound for Broadway previews some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters. Past Bound for Broadway shows have given theater fans a sneak peek at In Transit, Next to Normal, The Drowsy Chaperone, Amelie and It Shoulda Been You. This fall, Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner Liz Callaway (Baby) will introduce the creative teams behind four new shows and will be joined by 4 casts to perform songs from the musicals.
Hosted by the Dramatists Guild Foundation President, Andrew Lippa, the 2016-2017 class of Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows presented excerpts of full length works at Playwrights Horizons. This presentation caps off a year spent working under the tutelage of Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), Laurence O' Keefe (Heathers), Diana Son (Stop Kiss). The event featured the work of the 2016-2017 class, including Michael R. Jackson, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Zoey Martinson, Len Schiff, David Mallamud, James Christy, Madeline Myers, C.A. Johnson, Nicole Pandolfo, and Khiyon Hursey.
The River Is Me @ 54 Below
With an original gospel-blues-R&B score, the songs of The River Is Me will be performed in concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below for the first time ever. The show has a book and lyrics by Sukari Jones and music by Troy Anthony. It will feature fresh and moving music following the ghost of a recently lynched black boy, Bo, a comical, chubby 14-year-old comic book fan. Bo must recall and reckon with the last moments of his life in 1955 when Bo was lynched for whistling at a white woman, for trying to save his mother.
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