”Be More Chill” fans rejoice!! Joe Iconis has a new show. It’s about teenagers. Bad girls, really bad girls, in fact, it takes place in a juvie hall in the 1960s. It’s called “Love In Hate Nation.” Continue reading ‘Be More Chill’ has a sister in Joe Iconis’ new musical ‘Love In Hate Nation’
We knew the world premiere of “Pamela’s First Musical” would open the 25th anniversary season of the Two River Theater Company in September. Now we know who’s in the cast and the creative team.
They have more than 25 Tony Awards nominations — and seven wins — among them.
Christopher Durang, another Tony winner for “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” also is involved in the project that has been under development by Two River Theater for several years. Continue reading ‘Pamela’s First Musical’ announces cast for its world premiere
Two River Theater Company, a regional non-profit theater in New Jersey with a national reputation for staging excellent productions, appears to be expanding its offerings with booking a comic and a film festival in the “off-season.”
Why have so few people heard of Edna Ferber?
and before Betty Comden, with writing partner Adolph Green, provided lyrics, libretti, and screenplays to some of the most beloved Broadway shows (such as “On the Town, 1944), Edna Ferber’s novel “Show Boat” was made into a ground-breaking Broadway musical (1926).
It’s recognized as the first “modern” American musical.
Two River Theater Company has announced a special July event featuring comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia in six performances of “The New One” prior to its New York premiere.
Tickets go on sale beginning 10 a.m. tomorrow (May 16) for Two River subscribers and donors, and to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday (May 18.) Tickets are $35 and available at tworivertheater.org or at 732-345-1400.
Birbiglia has performed in venues around the world, including the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. Recent shows include, “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” and “Thank God for Jokes,” which were filmed for Netflix. Continue reading Comedian Mike Birbiglia books six performances at Two River Theater
John Doyle’s production of “The Color Purple” will open the 2018-2019 Paper Mill Playhouse season, replacing Andrew lloyd Webber’s previously announced world premiere “Unmasked.”
“We received news last week from our producing partners in London that due to unforeseen scheduling issues, “Unmasked” can no longer be presented as part of our 2018-2019 Paper Mill Playhouse season,” said Mark S. Hoebee, producing artistic director, in a prepared statement. “We look forward to presenting it in a future season.”
Scheduled to run from Sept. 26 to Oct. 21, the musical features a Grammy-winning score infused with jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, . It’s based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-nominated feature film. Casting will be announced at a later date. Continue reading Andrew lloyd Webber out, Alice Walker is in for Paper Mill’s season opener
Christopher Durang’s newest comedy, “Turning Off the Morning News,” is in preview at McCarter Theatre in Princeton. It’s the playwright’s third play commissioned by McCarter and closes the 2017/18 season. Opening night is May 12.
His last work here, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” moved to Broadway, resulting in his first Tony Award for Best Play in 2013. Really? It took that long?
It was directed by McCarter’s artistic director and resident playwright Emily Mann who also helms this play, described as “a decidedly dark and daring comedy taking hilarious aim at today’s absurd and dangerous world.” Continue reading Christopher Durang’s newest comedy opens Saturday in Princeton
Next fall the Two River Theater Company will celebrate its 25th season and this week it announced a plan to build a three-story Center for New Work, Education and Design.
It’s all part of its goal to become one of the best regional theaters in the country. And I have no doubt that it will succeed. Continue reading Two River Theater expands its footprint, public outreach
Joe Iconis, an acclaimed New York City-based musical theater writer whose “Be More Chill” premiered at Two River Theater Company in 2015, is returning to headline a fundraiser for the much-admired regional theater in Red Bank, NJ.
“An Evening with Joe Iconis and Family” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and will benefit the Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater, the 350-seat main stage space named after the theater’s founders. All proceeds will support programs for the development of new musical theater. The company, which is scheduled to announce its 25th anniversary season on April 23, also stages works in its 99-seat black box theater.
A combination of rock ‘n’ roll jamboree and musical cabaret, the evening also includes classic tunes, new numbers, and works-in-progress written by Iconis. Continue reading Chill with Joe Iconis & Family at fundraiser for Two River Theater
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