Chip Zien/Harmony – Bad Cinderella Closing – Lucille Lortell/Immigrant Experiences – Tamara Tunie/LPTW Interview – 2StUptown/Toros – MasterVoices/82nd Season – Nancy Drew & The Mystery at Spotlight Manor a Musical

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie will be interviewed about her long and brilliant career as a TV/ film star, theatre performer, and theatre producer/director, at 1p.m., May 17, at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street), New York.   David Gordon, Editor-in-Chief of and President of the Outer Critics Circle will conduct the interview.

This event is open to the public and is part of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s (LPTW) Oral History Interviews Program in partnership with the library and is a highlight of LPTW’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. Tamara Tunie has endless credits on TV, Film and Stage. To attend this event, please RSVP at this link:

Photo: Evan Zimmerman

Bad Cinderella will play its final performance on June 4. The musical began previews on Feb. 17 and opened at the Imperial Theatre on March 23. At the time of closing, the new musical will have played 33 preview and 85 regular performances.

Broadway legend Chip Zien is set to star in the role of “Rabbi” in the new musical Harmony by Barry Manilow and Bruce SussmanThe production will play Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre (243 W 47th St.) with previews starting Wednesday, October 18, ahead of a Monday, November 13 official opening night. Mr. Zien originated the role in the award-winning off-Broadway production at National Yiddish Theatre/Folksbiene last year. For his performance, he received 2022 Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.

With the recent announcement of Lucille Lortel Theatre’s purchase and renovation of a new theater space in Chelsea and its appointment of two new Co-Artistic Directors of New Work, Lucille Lortel Theatre is pleased to announce the launch of: Immigrant Experiences, a new musical theatre development program focused on the works of immigrant playwrights and composers in partnership with The New School’s College of Performing Arts. The 15-week program is led by Jaime Lozano, multi-hyphenate musical theater composer, storyteller, and director and the classes are hosted at The New School.Broadway award-nominated and award-winning guest teachers such as Helen Park, Nathan Tysen, and others have helped mentor and advise participants in the development process. The participants span the globe with representation from China, Mexico, Philippines, Spain, the United States of America.  The program culminates with a concert presentation of the story-telling songs on May 15 at The Lucille Lortel Theatre at 7pm.  All tickets are FREE. To reserve tickets, please visit: 

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Lisa Lawer Post, Interim Executive Director) has announced TOROS by Danny Tejera and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch will be produced this summer at Second Stage Theater Uptown. 

TOROS will begin previews Tuesday, July 18 and will officially open Tuesday, August 1 at the McGinn/Cazale Theater on Broadway at 76th Street. The production will feature Juan Castano, who returns to Second Stage Theater where he appeared in Bruce Norris’ A Parallelogram in 2017. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ted Sperling, Artistic Director of MasterVoices, announced details of the celebrated chorus’ 82nd season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941. The 2023-24 season, which is Ted Sperling’s tenth as MasterVoices Artistic Director, opens on November 4 and features rare revivals of Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove’s satiric musical The Frogs, last heard in New York City in 2004and Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie’s “great American opera” (Musical AmericaThe Grapes of Wrath, last performed in New York City by MasterVoices in 2010; and the New York City Premiere of Doug Varone’s To My Arms Restore, a co-presentation performed to music by Handel including a remix by composer Nico Bentley.

NANCY DREW AND THE MYSTERY AT SPOTLIGHT MANOR: A MUSICAL, a live stage adaptation based on the beloved and trailblazing character, is currently in development. First published in 1930 and having sold over 100 million books worldwide, Nancy Drew, our teen girl detective, broke barriers in literature and in the minds of the public concerning what women are capable of achieving.  NANCY DREW AND THE MYSTERY AT SPOTLIGHT MANOR: A MUSICAL will feature music by Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Tony nominee Nell Benjamin, book by two-time Academy Award winner Sarah Kernochan and direction by three-time Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine.