The Prince Scholarship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, applications are now open for the 2022 scholarship program.
The Prince Fellowship, formerly known as the T. Fellowship, was renamed last year to honor the extraordinary work of producer, director and T. Fellowship founder Harold Prince. Prince created the program to usher in the next generation of creative producers.
Selected fellows receive a $10,000 stipend, a $20,000 budget for the development of a new theatrical production, access to courses in Columbia’s MFA Theater Management and Production program, and mentorship from distinguished producers and industry specialists.
Applications are now open until May 31. Prospective applicants are encouraged to join an informational webinar at 6:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 11.
The Prince Fellowship plans to award two fellowships this year, one of which will be funded through its ongoing partnership with The Theater Leadership Project (TTLP), a non-profit organization that supports BIPOC’s leadership in commercial theater through three-year paid fellowships.
Additional support for The Prince Fellowship is generously provided by the Broadway League and the John Gore Organization.
The York Theater Company (James Morgan, Production Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), in association with Riki Kane Larimer, will present a special one-night-only benefit concert evening with special guest Marilyn Maye. Maye, will be accompanied by the incomparable Tedd Firth, at the St. Jeans Theater for a ONLY ONE NIGHT special benefit concert Marilyn Maye in May on Monday evening, May 16, 2022 from 7:30 p.m. at The York’s temporary home, The Theater at St. Jean’s (150 East 76th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues).
For more information or to make a reservation, please call the box office at (212) 935-5820, Tuesday through Friday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email [email protected] or visit www.yorktheatre.org.
Amas Musical Theater (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) has announced the recipients of the fourth Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists, a cash and juried production grant given annually to support a librettist’s early work and career musical theatre, commemorating the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda’s world), and the playwright/librettist of Mothers Class ’68which earned Priscilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.
Charlie Romano and Will Wegner, classmates at Yale University, were selected from more than 50 blind submissions for their complete musical Forward and upwardan adaptation of the original play Up (The man in the flying chair) by Bridget Carpenter. In addition to a check for $2,000 to help pay for cost-of-living expenses, Mr. Romano and Mr. Wegner receive development assistance from Amas Musical Theater’s “New Works Development Program,” culminating in the rehearsal and interpretation of the work by New York theater professionals in an Amas Lab production. Amas was the development focus for several of Mr. Weinberger’s musicals, and produced the world premiere of Wanda’s World and the New York premiere of Tea for three.
In 1982, Walter Griffin made national headlines after strapping a bunch of weather balloons to a lawn chair and flying 16,000 feet into the sky. In Forward and upward it’s nearly two decades later and Walter is still searching for his next great invention, but is struggling to get his ideas off the ground. His wife, Helen, encourages him to find a steady job, while their son, Mikey, desperately seeks recognition. After a surreal meeting with his idol, the wired Philippe Petit, Walter believes he has found his ticket to success and goes to great lengths to finance his new prototype. Meanwhile, Mikey finds an unlikely friend in a pregnant classmate, Maria, who soon lands him a job at his Aunt Chris’ dodgy small business. Helen is delighted with her family’s newfound stability, but soon discovers that their situation is more precarious than it appears, threatening to crumble at any moment.
Tovah Feldshuh, Andrew Dawson, Kelly McAndrew, Matt Servitto, Allan K. Washington and Kayce Wilson join Arnie Burton, Jasminn Johnson, Lauren Molina, Reg Rogers, Ari’el Stachel and Jason Tam for the Keen Company benefit reading of Light up the sky by Moss Hart. Directed by Jonathan Silverstein, this is a One Night Only event on Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Theater 3 at Theater Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets are on sale now!
Tickets to this fundraising event support the 22nd season of Keen Company celebrating new work, as well as Keen’s Playwrights Lab for mid-career writers and Keen Teens which serves students in New York’s five boroughs.
The World Premiere of Selina Fillinger’s Modern Farce POTUS: Or, behind every big fool are seven women trying to keep him alive celebrated its inaugural Broadway performance last night in presidential fashion, as the cast emerged from the stage door of the Shubert Theater to roaring fans and a patriotic motorcade. “SNL” comedy legend Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live,” wine country), Emmy Award-winning Julianne Hough (Footloose, Safe Haven, “Dancing with the Stars”) and actress and comedian Suzy Nakamura (“Dr. Ken”, Horrible Bosses 2“Avenue 5”) officially made their Broadway debut in the comedy Riot, alongside Tony Award-nominated Lilli Cooper (Tootsie“The Good Fight”), Screen Actors Guild Award winner Lea DeLaria (“Orange is the New Black”, The Rocky Horror Show), Tony Award-winning Julie White (The little dog laughed“Nurse Jackie,” transformers)and Grammy, Emmy & Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams (In the woods, “Ugly Betty”, “Desperate Housewives”).
POTUS announced a daily ticket lottery and box office rush policy, both launched today, to provide spectators with access to affordable tickets. Customers can participate in the Telecharge digital lottery to POTUS from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. one day before the performance. Winners drawn at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. have 6 hours to purchase by credit card, with the option to purchase up to two tickets for $39 each (plus a $4 service fee per ticket). Seating is subject to daily availability. Visit potusbway.com/lottery to enter.