Sunday, September 10, 2017

Michael Friedman, Co-Creator of ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,’ Dies at 41 by Michael Paulson

A versatile, cerebral and witty composer and lyricist, Mr. Friedman had a particular fascination with politics, which informed much of his work.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Michael Friedman, Composer of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and More, Dies at 41 by Paul Wontorek

Michael Friedman, the rising young musical theater composer and lyricist, died at age 41 on September 9. According to a press release from the Public Theater, where he often worked, the caus…

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Obituaries: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Composer-Lyricist Michael Friedman Dies at 41

Friedman was also the co-founder of The Civilians.

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Michael Friedman, Composer of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Dies at 41 by Ryan McPhee

Friedman, a founding member of The Civilians, also held positions at the Public Theater and City Center's Encores! Off-Center.

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Michael Friedman Has Died; ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ Composer & Lyricist Was 41 by Jeremy Gerard

Michael Friedman, the phenomenally talented composer and lyricist of theatrical works, including Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, died today due to complications related to HIV/AIDS. He was 41,…

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Broadway Composer-Lyricist Michael Friedman Dies at 41 by BroadwayWorld

We're sad to report tonight thatObie Award-winning BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON composer and lyricist Michael Friedmanhas died at 41 due to AIDSHIV related complications.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

‘The Great Comet’ Tails Away But The Broadway Songbook Lives At Feinstein’s 54 Below by Jeremy Gerard

This weekend offers your last chance to see Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 in its wondrous Mimi Lien setting, elaborate and eccentric as a Fabergé egg, at the Imperial Theatre.…

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Nadia Quinn to Chat and Perform 'I Play With Words, Not Guns' by Something New

In Episode 510 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Nadia Quinn, a performer, writer, producer, and photographer.Nadia's credits include Alex TImb…

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by New York Theater

In honor of Presidents Day, I resurrect my review of “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson,” which opened on Broadway on October 13, 2010 and closed three months later, on January 2, 20…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Theater News: Flashback Friday: Get In the Presidents' Day Mood With Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Jackson throws some low blows at America's early Presidents in "Rock Star."

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tony Nominee Tony Sheldon & More Round Out Broadway's Amelie Cast by Ryan McPhee

The cast is now set for Broadway’s Amélie. Among those joining Hamilton Tony nominee Phillipa Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat are Tony nominees Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the D…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Michael Grandage to direct Frozen on Broadway by Associated Press

The award-winning British director is set to take the reins of the stage adaptation of the blockbuster Disney movie, set to land on New York stage in 2018Some changes are coming in the kingd…

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Monday, September 12, 2016

‘Muriel’s Wedding,’ ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Latest Aussie-Backed Moves in Stage Transfers by Patrick Pacheco

Those Aussies are at it again.  No sooner did Carmen Pavlovic, the CEO of Global Creatures, announce that the company had acquired the rights to “Moulin Rouge!”, Baz Luhrmann’s 20…

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Exclusive! Alex Timbers Talks Development of Moulin Rouge! Stage Adaptation by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously announced, freaked out over and constantly dreamcast in the offices, Moulin Rouge! is officially getting the Great White Way treatment! Based on Baz Luhrmann's…

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ to Be Adapted as a Broadway Musical by Amy Sapp

Moulin Rouge! fans, rejoice! As reported by the Broadway Briefing, CEO of Global Creatures Carmen Pavlovic has confirmed that Golden Globe-winning director Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody And…

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Stage Adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! is In The Works by Imogen Lloyd Webber readers, your dreams can-can come true! Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! is heading to the stage. Directed by Alex Timbers (who until recently was attached to the Broadway-bou…

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Monday, August 15, 2016

‘Frozen’ and ‘Harry Potter’: Behemoths on the Way to Broadway by Patrick Pacheco

One is already a dramatic blockbuster in London; the other is a musical blockbuster in the making. There are no sure bets in the theater, but the stage adaptations of “Harry Potter” and …

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Director Alex Timbers Exits Broadway-Bound Stage Adaptation of Frozen by Imogen Lloyd Webber has confirmed that director Alex Timbers and Disney Theatrical Productions have parted ways on the upcoming Broadway musical Frozen. No word yet if this will impact the timing o…

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Small Mouth Sounds and Men on Boats by Elizabeth Wollman

Small Mouth Sounds, a play by Bess Wohl currently being restaged at the Signature Theater after an initial run at Ars Nova last year, is sweet and diverting, if not as deft or probing as it …

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

NYMF Interview: Elliah Heifetz on His Folk Musical “Dust Can’t Kill Me” by Jose Solis

The 2016 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 11 through August 7, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with compos…

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Tony Nomination Fallout: “American Psycho” Will Close on June 5 by Patrick Pacheco

Graced with only two Tony nominations (for lighting and sets), “American Psycho” will be one of the most high-profiled flops of the 2015-2016 Broadway season.  The stylish $14-milli…

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Spotlight On...Amy Jo Jackson by Michael Block

Name: Amy Jo JacksonHometown: Fort Worth, TX/Littleton, COEducation: The Boston ConservatorySelected Credits: Two prior solo concerts at Feinstein's/54 Below; among many other appearances at…

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Review Roundup: ‘American Psycho’ by Dei Lewison

American Psycho, the musical based on Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial novel about a yuppie serial killer, opened on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on April 21. Benjamin Wal…

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Photos! American Psycho's Broadway Opening Night by Hannah Vine

Bryan Cranston, Calvin Klein and Laura Osnes came out to see Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson's Benjamin Walker star in the title role.

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Video Flash: Flashback Friday: American Psycho's Benjamin Walker Was Bloody Bloody on Broadway

Sad about Andrew Jackson's monetary demotion? Take out those emo feelings while singing along to this footage from Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Benjamin Walker is Ripped And Ripper In ‘American Psycho’ – Broadway Review by Jeremy Gerard

Benjamin Walker wears clothes and almost no clothes with equal elan in American Psycho, the blood-spattered, label-obsessed musical that opened on Broadway tonight. Perhaps the star has a …

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Verdict: See What the Critics Thought of American Psycho on Broadway by Robert Viagas

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson's Benjamin Walker stars in the title role.

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AMERICAN PSYCHO Starts Its Killing Spree Tonight on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, celebrates its Opening Night on Broadway tonight,April 21, 2016,at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 236 West 45th Street. The American premi…

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American Psycho Opens on Broadway Tonight by Andrew Gans

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson's Benjamin Walker stars in the title role.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel Can't 'Let It Go,' Watch Lea Salonga on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Idina Menzel Can't 'Let It Go' Idina Menzel has a "Let It Go" problem. "It’s so unfair,&qu…

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Composer-Lyricist Michael Friedman Will Take Over City Center's Encores! Off-Center Series by BroadwayWorld

Just announced, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON composer and lyricist Michael Friedman will take over as artistic director of New York City Center's Encores Off-Center program.

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