Producers Julian Stoneman and Amzi Entertainment announced they are planning to bring the original musical "Home" (written by Scott Alan and Christy Hall) to a West End theatre in 2014.
Broadway Dreams Foundation's "Circle of Dreams Showcase" will premiere at New World Stages on Monday, November 25, 2013. Directed by Stafford Arima with musical direction by Roberto Sinha, "Circle of Dreams" will include Broadway performers Greg Graham, Deidre Goodwin, Luke Hawkins, Liz McCartney, Nancy Opel, Matthew Scott and a cast of sixty-four BDF students from across the country.
The UC Davis Granada Artists-in-Residence Program announced that Stafford Arima will direct the musical, "Spring Awakening." The Artists-in-Residence program brings distinguished theater artists to Davis to teach and create a work for public performance involving graduate and undergraduate students.
"Clear," a new American musical by Paul Oakley Stovall will receive a reading in NYC on August 27th. The reading will be hosted by New York Theatre Workshop. Stafford Arima directs, with musical direction by Brad Simmons ("Lysistrata Jones"). The reading will feature: Yassmin Alers, Sean Dugan, Marcus Paul James, Kevin Kern, Olive Mitra, Leenya Rideout, Brad Simmons, Paul Oakley Stovall and Pauletta Washington.
Full casting announced for the developmental reading of Home: Diane Ladd (3 time Oscar nominee, "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," "Wild at Heart," "Rambling Rose," "Enlightened"), Betsy Wolfe ("The Mystery of Edwin Drood," "The Last Five Years"), Allie Trimm ("13," "Bye Bye Birdie") and Lilla Crawford ("Annie," "Billy Elliot").
The Broadway Dreams Foundation will partner with UCLA to present a week-long Summer Performing Arts Intensive on the UCLA campus this coming June. Stafford Arima, Spencer Liff ("So You Think You Can Dance"), and a roster of Broadway veterans will work with aspiring performers in preparation for "Circle of Dreams," a unique Broadway concert open to the public at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.
The COMPANY MEN, "America's First Mashup Group," announce today that Stafford Arima has joined the team as Creative Consultant.
Manhattan Concert Productions announces full-cast for Ragtime concert at Lincoln Center. Cast includes: Norm Lewis, Lea Salonga, Tyne Daly, Patina Miller, Howard McGillin, Michael Arden, Dick Latessa, Manoel Felciano, Lewis Grosso, Lilla Crawford, Jerrod Emick, Phillip Boykin, Kerry Butler, Matt Cavenaugh, Jose Lana, Michael McCormick & NaTasha Yvette Williams.