Vital Theatre Company Acquires Rights to Owen & Mzee


May 3rd - January 1st

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce that it has acquired rights to the book OWEN & MZEE: THE TRUE STORY OF A REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP, which will be adapted into a musical for family audiences in 2018. The #1 New York Times best-selling children's book is about the friendship between a tortoise and an orphaned hippopotamus in Kenya after the Indian Ocean earthquake. It was written by father and daughter team Craig and Isabella Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu, who oversaw the animal sanctuary in Mombasa, Kenya, that Owen and Mzee call home. www.owenandmzee.com.

KID FRANKENSTEIN The Musical


October 6th - November 12th

In Kid Frankenstein The Musical, it's Halloween and something strange is going on at Frankie Steiner's house. Day and night, the boy genius works on his entry for the annual robotics competition. But what he creates is more than he expected - and more than he can handle, making him a true Kid Frankenstein.

LILI MARLENE Extends through December 19th


September 19th - December 19th

Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant and Producer Tamra Pica are pleased to announce the extention of the off-Broadway East Coast premiere of LILI MARLENE, a new musical about a family's escape from the rising tide of Nazism, with book, music and lyrics by Michael Antin and directed and choreographed by Mark Blowers.

LATE NITE CATECHISM


September 17th - November 17th

Tim Flaherty's ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS, INC. and Producer Robert Dragotta are pleased to announce the 21st Anniversary and the return to the Actors Temple Theatre of LATE NITE CATECHISM, the long-running hit one-woman show written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, with Denise Fennell starring as "Sister." Marc Silvia directs.

Broadway Up Close - Hamiltour


March 3rd Tues./Thurs. at 1:00 pm. Sat. at 11:00 am

For the past seven years, BROADWAY UP CLOSE WALKING TOURS have been treading the sidewalks of Times Square, unearthing Broadway's secrets and ghost stories. Having just welcomed its 10,000th tour-goer at the end of February 2017, the company now introduces a brand-new walking tour for all those obsessed with Hamilton: An American Musical or simply seeking to learn more about this cultural phenomenon and the man whose life inspired it.

2017-2018-Vital Theatre Company Season


September 24th - December 1st

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce its 2017/18 season of musicals for children and families, performed by adults. The season will open on Sunday, September 24 with Pinkalicious The Musical, which celebrated its 10th anniversary off-Broadway in 2017. A new adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, appropriate for ages 2-7, will follow on Saturday, September 30. The new, original musical Kid Frankenstein The Musical, appropriate for ages 7 and up, will open on Friday, October 6, and Owen & Mzee The Musical, appropriate for ages 2-7, will premiere on Saturday, January 6.

Eric B. Sirota's FRANKENSTEIN a new musical


October 9th - December 18th

Based on Mary Shelley's classic novel, FRANKENSTEIN is a two-act sweeping, romantic musical that honors its source material. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man's mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation. For more information, please visit www.thefrankensteinmusical.com.