Andrew C. McGibbon
The new musical revue What’s it All About? Bacharach Remembered at the New York Theatre Workshop celebrates the music of the iconic Burt Bacharach. Happily, this musical defies any preconceived notion of how awful juke-box musicals are supposed to be. It has been lovingly woven together by a talented and earnest young man, Kyle Riabko. Riabko is also the show’s lead, inasmuch as he seems to have the most numbers in the show. Thankfully, he is accomplished at singing and playing the guitar while also being easy on the eyes.
ANNOUNCES NEXT CAST MEMBERS
CASS MORGAN &
MICHAEL X. MARTIN;
PREVIEWS BEGIN JANUARY 17TH
Producers Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, and Jerry Frankel announce today that Cass Morgan and Michael X. Martin will join the cast of The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller. Morgan and Martin will play the roles of Marge and Charlie, the nosy neighbor and her husband to the Johnson family.
THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE PRODUCTIONS OF
TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III
EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 16, 2014
The all-male Shakespeare’s Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Richard III, which have broken the box office record at the Belasco Theatre and earned across the board ecstatic critical praise, will be extended by popular demand for an additional two weeks. The productions, which are directed by Tim Carroll and designed by Jenny Tiramani, with music by Claire van Kampen, will play through February 16, 2014 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).
WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
NAMES MANDY GREENFIELD
NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
CURRENT MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ARTISTIC PRODUCER
TO SUCCEED JENNY GERSTEN EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2014
New York, NY (12/04/13) – Williamstown Theatre Festival has named Mandy Greenfield as its new Artistic Director, the Festival's Board Chair Matt Harris announced today. Greenfield, who is currently Artistic Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club, succeeds Jenny Gersten beginning September 2014. As previously announced, Gersten departs Williamstown Theatre Festival in January 2014 to become Executive Director of Friends of the Highline. Gersten will program the upcoming 2014 season, and Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen Kaus will oversee the season. Greenfield's tenure as Artistic Director will begin immediately following the 2014 season, the Festival's 60th.
Starring Dee Dee Bridgewater
Will Play Final Performance
Little Shubert Theatre
SIX BY SONDHEIM , AN INTIMATE LOOK AT THE LIFE AND ART OF THE
RENOWNED COMPOSER AND LYRICIST THROUGH
SIX ICONIC SONGS, DEBUTS DEC. 9, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
“Everybody has problems. Nobody goes through life unscathed, and I think if you write about those things, you’re going to touch people,” says Stephen Sondheim in SIX BY SONDHEIM, an intimate and candid look at the life and art of the legendary composer-lyricist. Since his Broadway debut at age 27 as the lyricist for “West Side Story,” Sondheim has redefined musical theatre over the course of a six-decade career through such groundbreaking works as “Company,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Sunday in the Park with George.”
JOINS THE CAST OF
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY;
PREVIEWS BEGIN JANUARY 17TH
Producers Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, and Jerry Frankel announce today that Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors) will join the cast of The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller.
VETERAN THEATRCIAL PRESS AGENT
TO CLOSE THE HARTMAN GROUP
ONE OF BROADWAY’S TOP PUBLICITY FIRMS
ON JANUARY 5, 2014
(December 2, 2014 – New York NY) After beginning his career in 1993, longtime theatrical press agent MICHAEL HARTMAN, founder and CEO of one of the largest and most successful theatrical publicity firms in New York, will say goodbye to Broadway and close THE HARTMAN GROUP on Sunday, January 5, 2014, remaining fully operational until then.
BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
RECOUPS BROADWAY CAPITALIZATION
Now Playing on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre
The producers of the Tony Award winning PIPPIN have announced that the show has officially recouped its $8.5 million capitalization costs as of the Sunday, December 1, 2013 performance. The show also broke the Music Box Theatre house record last week for the highest grossing single performance on the evening of Friday, November 29th with $151,219. The record was then broken again on the evening of Saturday, November 30th with $151,977 gross sales. Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz’s Tony Award winning musical comedy PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). The production is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street).