Broadway.com has a cute feature on “Next to Normal” originals—and Lower Hudson Valley natives—Jennifer Damiano (of White Plains) and Adam Chanler-Berat (of New City). Read it here.
Nyack writer’s comedy drawn from his experience with Darren McGavin Nyack playwright Tom Dudzick might have grown up in Buffalo, but he rightly calls Stony Point’s Penguin Rep Theatre his artistic home. For three summers running, the barn theater has presented Dudzick’s plays “Miracle on South Division Street,” “Over the… Read More →
Kid-friendly first-act-only matinee will have everyone home before dark The cast of “Into The Woods,” in The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. (Photo by Joan Marcus.) If you’ve seen Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods,” you know… Read More →
Westchester wunderkind Stephen Ferri won best orchestrations honors for his New York Musical Theatre Festival production of “Foreverman.” Next up for Ferri is WPPAC/Harrison Summer Theater’s “Legally Blonde” next weekend. OMG.
Broadway’s cheerleading musical opens Wednesday Photo by Michael Meseke: The creative team behind Broadway’s “Bring It On: The Musical” includes, from left: Lin-Manuel Miranda (music and lyrics), Alex Lacamoire (music supervisor), Andy Blankenbuehler (director, choreographer), Jeff Whitty (book), Tom Kitt (music, arrangements, orchestrations), and Amanda Green (lyrics). Tom Kitt couldn’t… Read More →
Tonight was to be the opening of “The Merchant of Venice” at the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem, but last night’s storm knocked out power and felled trees on the property, prompting organizers to cancel the performance. Check out The Hammond Museum website for future programs,... Read More →
Jason Summers has been busy putting the Westchester Sandbox Theatre on the map as its artistic director. But years ago, he was present at the creation of another labor of love: The Hope Foundation’s Hope Players, a company of actor-singers who raise their voices to fight breast cancer, a cause… Read More →
Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire’s “Closer Than Ever,” produced by The York Theatre Company with Edward Negley, Adam Friedson and Nyack’s own Neil Berg, has already announced an extension to Aug. 25, but it’ll be moving forward without its two female stars, Jenn Colella and Christiane Noll, who will… Read More →
Liz Callaway hates me because, when she told me the weekend she has waiting for her, I laughed out loud. “I hate you for laughing at me,” the Tony nominee says, laughing. “You can put that in your article.” As she enters a four-show weekend playing a certifiably crazy woman,... Read More →
Beat the heat with an island adventure this weekend During the school year, Kathleen Donovan-Warren directs at Pleasantville High School. In summer, she heads to Briarcliff, where this weekend the Summercllff Players are readying “Once On This Island”—the Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” story with… Read More →
New Rochelle native to play Stepinac’s Major Bowes Theater on Friday night New Rochelle’s John Michael Coppola has a thing for Jersey. He was in the Chicago company of “Jersey Boys” and has an affinity for Jersey singers. On Friday at 8, he’ll perform his cabaret act—“A Jersey Voice: Sinatra… Read More →
A chance to lend a hand: Croton Teen Theater is looking for volunteers to help hang and operate lights for “Company” next week. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth theaters prepare a busy few weekends (The cast of “I Want It All” in rehearsal. Photo courtesy Cal Chiang.) If you’re suffering from “Glee” withdrawal this summer, writers-directors-choreographers Deborah Ivry and Cal Chiang have come up with “I Want It All,” a “Glee”-type production starring a diverse group of… Read More →
Co-production with Harrison Summer Theater will star Zoe Kassay If you missed “Legally Blonde” at Westchester Broadway Theatre this spring, or at Yorktown Stage last month, the third time may be a charm, as White Plains PAC and Harrison Summer Theater present their take on the musical Aug. 3-5. The… Read More →
You gotta love the folks at Port Chester Council for the Arts, who have come up with a great little gimmick to promote the romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing,” which will play at parks across Rye Town early next month. Director Peter Green is inviting married couples to sign… Read More →
Long-time WBT and WPPAC player returns to Broadway Broadway star Robert Cuccioli, best known for winning the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards (and being nominated for a Tony) for pulling double duty in “Jekkyl & Hyde,” will return to Broadway and play two characters again starting Aug. 7… Read More →
Revue rides raves to one-month extension Happy to report that The York Theatre Company and producers Neil Berg (of Nyack), Edward Negley and Adam Friedson have extended the run of “Closer Than Ever, with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire (of Piermont).
Play, culled from WWII letters, will be read in Yonkers on July 11 We live in an instant age, when Facebook and Twitter turn what we had for dinner into what passes for news, delivered with the click of a mouse…. Read More →
Zingers fly at Boscobel in polished ‘Love’s Labours Lost’ (Alex Adrian Johnson and Denise Cormier in “Love’s Labours Lost” at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, now in repertory with “Romeo and Juliet” and “The 39 Steps” through Labor Day weekend. Photo by William Marsh.) “Love’s Labours Lost” — now in a… Read More →
Westchester Collaborative Theater’s 2012 Summerfest of One-Act Plays—at 7:30 p.m. July 13 and 2 p.m. July 14 at Ossining Public Library’s Budarz Theater—will feature four one-act plays: “Christine & Joanna,” by Terri Campion; “Bent Wings,” by Carol Mark; “Our Former Selves,” by Pat O’Connor; and “Daddy Issues,” by Mark Williams…. Read More →