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CBS Developing Crime Drama ‘The Source’ From Dr. Phil & Jay McGraw

CBS has put in development crime drama The Source, from Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw’s Stage 29 Productions and CBS Television Studios. Written by Amanda Green (Lethal Weapon, The Mysteries of Laura), The Source centers on a millennial investigative reporter who teams with an Lapd detective and together they make use of her dogged brand of investigating outside the bounds of the law in order to expose crime and wrongdoing. Green executive produces with Stage 29 Productions
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Lupita Nyong’o, Jessie Mueller Join Lilly Awards Lineup

What do Tony-winning “Waitress” star Jessie Mueller and Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o have in common with feminist icon Gloria Steinem? They’ll all be on hand at the Signature Theatre May 23 for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards! Held each year to celebrate women in theater, reps for the Lilly Awards announced May 16 that they’ve added Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and the creatives behind Irish activist group “Waking the Feminists” to their 2016 honorees. The list already included heavy-hitting theater-makers such as Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. Steinem, Nyong’o, and the rest of the “Eclipsed” women will be presenting the awards along with Lloyd Suh, Russell G. Jones, Rachel Chavkin, and Neena Beeber. The Angel Band Project (the Norbert Leo Butz–founded organization that provides music therapy for survivors of sexual and domestic violence) will also receive special recognition that evening.
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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including Brian Gallagher amp Friends Ben Vereen at 54 Below New Musicals at 54An Americain Boy by Amanda Green amp Richard Thomas Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below and Linda Lavin in'My First Farewell Concert.'
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Bww Exclusive: 5 Songs By... Amanda Green On On The Twentieth Century

Today we continue the brand new 5 Songs By... series with an intriguing and informative new entry with a bit of a twist, legendary Golden Age songwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green penned a sparkling score for their multi-award-winning 1978 musical On The Twentieth Century and Green's own accomplished daughter, Amanda Green, supplied new lyrics and approved some useful tweaks to the score that have been implemented for the brand new Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the Jazz Age tuner and she opens up about the process in an exclusive chat, highlighting some of her contributions as well as shedding a light on some of her own favorite moments in the acclaimed and adventurous operetta-based show.
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Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Read From The Untold Stories Of Broadway at the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop

The Tony Awards and Dress Circle Publishing announce a special fan experience at the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop. Author and musical theater historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be joined by Broadway favorites Jay Armstrong Johnson On The Town, Amanda Green Hands On A Hardbody, and Jim Walton On The Twentieth Century who will be reading excerpts from The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 2, on Thursday, May 21st from 530 - 630Pm. The Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop is located at the Paramount Hotel and is open daily to visitors.
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Photo Coverage: Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne Awarded 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants

The American Theatre Wing just recognized the recipients of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants writing team Tim Rosser composer amp Charlie Sohne composer receiving 10,000,Sam Willmott composerlyricist receiving 10,000 and a week-long residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, and Max Vernon composerlyricist receiving 10,000. This year's recipients were selected by an expert panel consisting of Amanda Green Hands on a Hardbody, Steven Lutvak A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, and Ted Chapin President and Executive Director of Rodgers amp Hammerstein. The prestigious grants totaling 30,000 were presented last night, March 23, 2015 at a private event at the Wnyc Greene Space. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below
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Twitter Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Present Wesleyan's Commencement Address

On Twitter, Lin-Manuel Miranda had this to say Lin_ManuelHonored honored honored. See you nerds at Weswings. Go Wes PartyonFountainMiranda is the composer-lyricist of Broadway's In the Heights, which received four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical, with Lin-Manuel receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He is the recipient of a 2009 Grammy Award for In the Heights, Original Broadway Cast Album and was named a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.Lin-Manuel contributed new songs to the revival of Stephen Schwartz'sWorking, collaborated with Arthur LaurentsandStephen Sondheim on Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway Revival of West Side Story, and most recently, partnered with Jeff Whitty, Tom Kitt and Amanda Green for Bring It On The Musical. He starred in the Encores production of Merrily We Roll Along. His next musical, Hamilton, will
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Stars Of David World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman and More, Released Today

Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the world premiere recording of Stars of David today, December 16 on iTunes and Amazon.com. The album is produced by Michael Croiter Matilda, Heathers, Big Fish and Executive Produced by Daryl Roth, featuring the talents of Alex Brightman, Joanna Glushak, Janet Metz, Brad Oscar, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky, and Donna Vivino. The album features original musical material by Marilyn and Alan Bergman Susan Birkenhead Michael Friedman Amanda Green Marvin Hamlisch Sheldon Harnick Tom Kitt Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire Duncak Sheik and Steven Sater Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller and Jeanine Tesori.
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Stars Of David World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman & More, Set for Release Next Week

Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the world premiere recording of Stars of David on December 16 on iTunes and Amazon.com The album is produced by Michael Croiter Matilda, Heathers, Big Fish and Executive Produced by Daryl Roth, featuring the talents of Alex Brightman, Joanna Glushak, Janet Metz, Brad Oscar, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky, and Donna Vivino. The album features original musical material by Marilyn and Alan Bergman Susan Birkenhead Michael Friedman Amanda Green Marvin Hamlisch Sheldon Harnick Tom Kitt Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire Duncak Sheik and Steven Sater Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller and Jeanine Tesori.
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Watch: Trailer for NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" with Christopher Walken and Allison Williams

For my 100th post on Rope of Silicon (yes, people, I have made it to 100), I needed something interesting. Would it be a reviewc A listc A rantc Then, I thought, how about something light, fluffy, and func This is why I bring you the trailer for the upcoming NBC musical event "Peter Pan Live!", which will premiere on December 4th. The trailer, available to view below, features some brief moments of Allison Williams, as the titular boy who won't grow up, singing and Christopher Walken having some fun as the evil Captain Hook. The trailer also gives us brief glimpses of Kelli O'Hara (five-time Tony nominee) as Mrs. Darling, Christian Borhle (Tony winner) as Smee, Taylor Louderman as Wendy, and Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily. Executive producer Neil Meron, told Entertainment Weekly, that some new songs have been added to this particular production, pulled from the trunks of original composers/lyricists Jule Styne,
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Audio: Peter Pan Live! Gets Three Newly Adapted Songs- Listen to the Originals!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Broadway composer Amanda Green and Peter Pan Live executive producer Neil Meron chat about expanding the lyrics to classic songs such as 'I Won't Grow Up' and 'I'm Flying,' for NBC's upcoming live broadcast of the musical classic. Green is the daughter of one of Peter Pan's original lyricists, Adolph Green, and has an impressive list of theater credits of her own, including the recent Broadway musical 'Hands On a Hardbody.' Commenting on choosing Green for the job of adding new lyrics to familiar numbers, Meron explains, 'It fleshed out the show. It deepened the characters, it kind of drove plot more-which good songs do in musicals. Amanda was just wonderful in capturing the spirit of her father and Green's partner Betty Comden.'
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All about the new songs in 'Peter Pan Live!' -- and how the show's handling 'Ugg-a-Wugg'

In addition to classics like "I Won't Grow Up" and "I'm Flying," NBC's upcoming live production of Peter Pan will feature some songs unfamiliar even to those who wore out their VHS copies of the Mary Martin movie. Peter Pan Live! enlisted Amanda Green—the daughter of one of Peter Pan's original lyricists, Adolph Green, and a Broadway veteran in her own right—to help expand the show with new lyrics for pre-existing melodies. "It fleshed out the show. It deepened the characters, it kind of drove plot more—which good songs do in musicals. Amanda was just wonderful in
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Photo Coverage: Backstage at the Lilly Awards Foundation's Birdland Cabaret!

Last night, November 10, The Lilly Awards Foundation with the Broadway at Birdland Series presented The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret An evening of showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's Best to benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. The evening was directed by Daisy Prince, musical direction by Georgia Stitt and co-produced by Amanda Green and Georgia Stitt. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below
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Adrienne Warren, Cast of Hands On A Hardbody and More Join Lilly Awards' Broadway Cabaret at Birdland, 11/10

Additional Performers have been added to The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret including Adrienne Warren Bring It On, Sydney Lucas Fun Home, David Beach, Adam Guettel, Brooks Ashmanskas and original Broadway cast members Keala Settle, Alison Case, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kathleen Monteleone, Jim Newman and Dale Soules joining Amanda Green singing a song from her show Hands on a Hard Body.
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Stage Tube: Watch Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto Rock Hard in Broadway Bares Opening Number!

Broadway Bares Rock Hard, a luscious, modern-day mix tape of sensual sights and sounds featuring 170 of New York's sexiest dancers, celebrated its move to a new home on June 22 by raising 1,386,105 to benefit Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS. The opening number found Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto as dads escorting their preteen daughters to a One Direction concert. Longing for the rock concerts of their youth, the pair stepped into a dream world of hard rockers with ripped abs, voluptuous divas and randy roadies. The opening was written by Matthew Sklar and Amanda Green. Director Nick Kenkel, Paula Caselton and Sidney Erik Wright choreographed the number.Check out the full number below
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Stage Tube: Watch Jenn Colella, Kathleen Monteleone & More in Amanda Green's Spring Trunk Show

On Monday, April 14, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated songwriter Amanda Green and her Broadway friends in 'Amanda Green's Spring Trunk Show'. The musical event was a celebration of Green's trunkful of songs that were cut on their way to opening nights of Hands on a Hardbody, Bring It On, High Fidelity, and more. The cast included Kathleen Monteleone, Jenn Colella,Greg Naughton, Janet Krupin, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Ryann Redmond. The musical director for the show wasMatt Gallagher.Check out highlights below
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Broadway at Birdland to Continue 'Mentor Mondays' with John Bucchino, 12/30

Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Birdland's 'extreme' open mic, is proud to announce the upcoming Mentor Mondays segment, which takes place on the last Monday of every month. Mentor Mondays pairs up-and-coming singers and composers with established artists to create a featured performance for the historic Birdland stage. Mentor Mondays gives emerging young performers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collaborate with some of New York's most talented musical theater songsmiths, including Adam Guettel, Lisa Lambert, Frank Wildhorn, Amanda Green, John Bucchino and Georgia Stitt, as well as singers Jane Monheit and Billy Porter.
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Photo Flash: Jeremy Jordan & More Perform at Once Upon A Time In NYC

'Once Upon A Time In New York City'- a concert series featuring a slate of brand new songs about the Big Apple, made its 54 Below debut earlier this week. The concert featured performances from Micah Burgess, Nick Cearley, Amanda Flynn, Amanda Green, Lewis Grosso, Molly Hager, Jeremy Jordan, Dennis Michael Keefe, Rachel Lee, Lauren Marcus, Chris Miller, Bonnie Milligan, Alexander Sage Oyen, Chelsea Packard, Rob Rokicki, George Salazar, Analise Scarpaci, Jahn Sood, Sam Tedaldi, Katie Thompson, Nathan Tysen, and more.Check out photos from the special event below
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Nymf Reveals Starry 2014 Next Link Project Grand Jury - Hunter Foster, Amanda Green, Tony Sheldon, Michael Cerveris & More!

The New York Musical Theatre Festival Nymf has chosen Abrams Artists Agent Beth Blickers, Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Donna Lynne Champlin, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated actor Hunter Foster, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer and lyricist Amanda Green, Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail, Associate Producer of the Old Globe Eric Louie, Outer Critics Circle-nominated director and choreographer Josh Prince, Tony Award and Drama Desk nominated actor and writer Tony Sheldon, Tony Award-nominated and Grammy-winning composer Lucy Simon, and two-time Tony Award-winning actor Michael Cerveris to serve as the Grand Jury of this year's Next Link project.
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