Rehearsals commence for the Broadway production of "Allegiance." The cast includes: George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung, Katie Rose Clarke, Michael K. Lee, Christopheren Nomura, Greg Watanabe and Aaron J. Albano, Belinda Allyn, Marcus Choi, Janelle Dote, Dan Horn, Owen Johnston, Darren Lee, Kevin Munhall, Manna Nichols, Autumn Ogawa, Rumi Oyama, Momoko Sugai, Sam Tanabe, Elena Wang, Scott Watanabe and Scott Wise. Previews begin October 6 with an opening on November 8.
"Poster Boy" (music and lyrics by Craig Carnelia and book by Joe Tracz) begins its developmental reading at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The cast for the reading is Derrick Cobey, Nick Gaswirth, Paul Nolan, Levin Valayil, Alex Wyse, Charlotte Mary Wen, Blake Whyte and Noah Zachary. Creative team includes Rick Hip-Flores (Musical Direction) and Charlie Williams (choreography).
A private reading of "From Here To Eternity" (Book by Bill Oakes, Music by Stuart Brayson, Lyrics by Tim Rice and Musical Direction by David Caddick) begins rehearsals in New York City. Cast includes: Corey Cott, Jessica Phillips, Andrew Samonsky, Allison Luff, Jarrod Spector, Jamie Jackson, John Riddle, Rebecca Eichenberger, Madeline Trumble, Jeffrey Pew, Katie Boren, Ginna LeVine, Timothy J. Alex, Ward Billeisen, Anne Fraser Thomas and Dane Neal Cox.
The official music video of "I Got All I Need (This Christmas)" is released. The video, directed by Stafford Arima, was shot on location in New York City and Joe's Pub/The Public Theater. Cinematographer: Jesse Rosenberg.
The York Theatre Company celebrates the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series with the first New York revival of "Saturday Night," with book by Julius J. Epstein and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Stafford Arima, with music supervision by Paul Gemignani, the 15-member cast will feature Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Fankhauser, Lindsay Mendez, Matthew Scott and Margo Seibert.
Bucks County Playhouse has announced the launch of The Oscar Hammerstein Festival, a musical theatre development program focusing on the creation of new musicals. "Thanks!" (written by Gary Adler, Phoebe Kreutz, Regina DeCicco and Lindsey Turner) has been invited to the Festival which kicks off September 26th.
A reading of "The Me Nobody Knows" (music by Gary William Friedman, lyrics by Will Holt, adaptation by Robert H. Livingston and Herb Schapiro based on the book, "The Me Nobody Knows" edited by Stephen M. Joseph) will begin rehearsals in New York City for an industry presentation in mid-September. Taye Diggs is the choreographer and Bryan Perri is the musical director. The cast of 10 actors were discovered through The Broadway Dreams Foundation