A Letter to Freshman Theatre Students

The following was originally posted on meganminutillo.com. I once taught a group of students who made me a better human. They made me see the best in myself even when I couldn’t see it myself. They made me have hope for the future when the world seemed like it was burning to the ground. They keep that hope alive for me. I hope they always will.  If my future children are like… Read More

REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival at the Vineyard Theatre

Developing Artists, in a new partnership with Vineyard Theatre, brings its REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival to a new home at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th St.) with performances Thursday, July 27th through Saturday, August 5th. Since the festival’s inception, REBEL VERSES has provided youth companies with the opportunity to collaborate and network with their peers and prominent artists, encouraging the development of new works in theatre through this two-week event. Stage… Read More

BRIAN CHARLES ROONEY to Star in Miss Blanche Tells It All

This summer, Brian Charles Rooney will star as Miss Blanche, in the Premiere of the solo musical, Miss Blanche Tells It All by Jason Jacobs & Matthew C. Pritchard. Directed by Gisela Cardenas, with musical direction by Robert Frost and choreography by Nicole Curcio, it will begin performances as part of this year New York Musical Festival (NYMF) beginning July 12 at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd… Read More

Daniel Koek’s West End Story will feature special guest Betsy Struxness!

Daniel Koek’s West End Story will feature special guest Betsy Struxness! Betsy Struxness has spent many of her last years on Broadway originating such works as Hamilton (u/s Angelica)  from the workshop to Broadway and Matilda (u/s Mrs. Wormwood). Other Broadway credits include Scandalous, Leap of Faith (u/s Sam) , Memphis (u/s Gladys), and Wicked. Betsy was also in the companies of Wicked (u/s Nessarose) in Chicago and San Francisco as well as on the 1st National Tour of All Shook Up.  She… Read More

NYFA FACULTY SHOW! FEATURING KRISTY CATES, TODD BUONOPANE, & MORE

Feinstein’s/54 Below, in association with the Musical Theatre department at the New York Film Academy, presents NYFA FACULTY SHOW! FEATURING KRISTY CATES, TODD BUONOPANE, & MORE on May 21st, 2017 at 9:30 PM.  Tickets are still available! Seventy-five Broadway Artists. One School. The musical theatre department at the New York Film Academy was launched in 2009 with nine students in the first class. Eight years later, hundreds of students have studied musical… Read More

Magnus Tonning Riise joins the cast of Bridge the Gap Volume 2!

Magnus Tonning Riise joins the cast of Bridge the Gap Volume 2! Magnus is a graduate of the Musical Theatre program at MOUNTVIEW ACADEMY OF THEATRE ARTS in London where his credits included SPRING AWAKENING, THE PRODUCERS, HALF A SIXPENCE and the lead in the original musical YUSUPOV. He’s costarred on BBC’s BAFTA nominated children’s drama ROCKET’S ISLAND and a leading actor in the EMMY winning HBO Documentary JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY. His pilot… Read More

Lizzie Klemperer joins Bridge the Gap Volume 2!

Lizzie Klemperer joins Bridge the Gap Volume 2! She was most recently seen playing “Lily” in the Broadway bound production of THE SECRET GARDEN at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC. Last spring, she appeared on Broadway in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Tony Nominated musical, BRIGHT STAR. Other New York credits include A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA and FIORELLO. National tours include… Read More

Elyssa Mactas joins the cast of NEXT IN CONCERT: BRIDGE THE GAP VOLUME 2

Elyssa Mactas joins the cast of “NEXT in Concert: Bridge the Gap Volume 2” – June 7th at Feinstein’s/54 Below.  Elyssa Mactas is an entertainer and entrepreneur who has been featured both on stage at Town Hall and online in The Huffington Post. As Co-Founder of Castmate, Inc., she manages AUDITION HERO – an online on-demand booking platform for actors that makes scheduling an accompanist or self-tape video session as easy and… Read More

COMING SOON: Bradical and the Pink Socks

Join Diverging Elements Theatre Company  this Saturday, May 6 as we present the world premiere of the new musical, “Bradical and the Pink Socks”, as part of our fourth-anniversary celebration in partnership with Barnes & Noble. “Bradical and the Pink Socks” is an energetic new story about self-confidence told through the eyes of a spunky young boy, Brad. When his socks accidentally change color in the laundry, he learns with his friends that… Read More

Joaquina Kalukango joins DUETS with thewriteteachers.com Volume 5!

Joaquina Kalukango joins DUETS with thewriteteachers.com Volume 5! Joaquina has appeared most recently in the Encores! Wild Party. Broadway credits include The Color Purple, Holler If Ya Hear Me, and Godspell. Off-Broadway credits include Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature), Antony and Cleopatra (The Public Theater and Royal Shakespeare Company), Emotional Creature (Signature and Berkeley Rep), Hurt Village (Signature, Theatre World Award, Drama Desk Award nomination) and Rent (NWS). Joaquina is a Juilliard… Read More