Broadway

Three visionary Tony Award winners — playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), set and costume designer Rob Howell (The Ferryman), and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda) — offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ beloved story. The Hollywood Reporter raves, “It’s an enchanting spectacle designed to enrapture all ages with wonder and delight.” This New York Times Critic’s Pick welcomes theatergoers of all ages into an immersive experience that’s brimming with Christmas spirit. It features dazzling staging, moving storytelling, and 12 cherished Christmas carols, including “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” and “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.” Don’t miss your chance to be part of a show that’s “so infectious, you’ll leave the theater with a heart full of joy and light” (Entertainment Weekly).

A Christmas Carol opened at the Lyceum Theater in 2019.

Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is the story of Jeremy Heere, your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey. That is, until the day he finds out about "The Squip." Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy's desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self.

Be More Chill opened at the Lyceum Theater in 2019.

A quarter-century after stunning the theater world, one of the greatest theatrical journeys of our time returns to Broadway in an acclaimed new production from the National Theatre. As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, Angels in America also manages to be hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly human. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did when it first premiered. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980’s, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope.

Winner of the 2018 TONY Award for Best Revival!

Angels in America opened at the Neil Simon Theater in 2018.

West End

It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! The star of a new Broadway-bound musical has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank tries to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline. Starring Jason Manford, Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba, Carley Stenson, Rebecca Lock, Samuel Holmes, Leah West and Alan Burkitt, this hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore! From the creators of Cabaret and Chicago, this Tony award-winning backstage murder mystery musical will have audiences laughing and guessing right to the final curtain. This critically acclaimed production, directed by Paul Foster and choreographed by Alistair David, toured the UK from October 2019 to March 2020 and played a limited run in London’s West End at Wyndham’s Theatre.

Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York's High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks, and the ultimate elation of life.

This 30th anniversary international touring production was extended multiple times before enjoying a sit-down run at the Peacock Theater in London.

Off-Broadway

Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is the story of Jeremy Heere, your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey. That is, until the day he finds out about "The Squip." Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy's desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self.

Be More Chill opened at the Pershing Square Signature Center where it enjoyed a sold out, extended run.

Set at a fictional high school during the 2003 academic year (when the music of Green Day, blink-182, and Sum 41 were all the rage), this wildly comical and stridently raunchy story revolves around Derek, a “needle-dick poser” who dreams of being the cool guy. It all becomes possible with an aerosol can of AXE Body Spray stolen from the office of the principal, which conjures the “ghost-slash-genie” of pop-punk icon Avril Lavigne, who grants him three wishes. There is one condition: Derek must find Lavigne’s killer and doppelgänger, with the help of his best friend and class valedictorian, Tib, to release Avril from eternal confinement in the can.

Pop Punk High opened at (le) Poisson Rouge in 2018.

Stream the cast recording on Spotify:

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

Puffs played its final performance in New York City on Sunday, August 18th after a record-breaking critically-acclaimed run at New World Stages.

Puffs is now available for stock and amateur licensing, and as a movie on Amazon.com.

Touring

The original Broadway smash-hit production is back to celebrate its 10th anniversary. This five-time Tony Award-nominated musical tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip. But when the bar where rock reigns supreme is set to be demolished, it’s up to these wannabe rockers and their band of friends to save the day – and the music. Rock of Ages’ electric score features all your favorite ‘80s rock anthems and power ballads, including: “Every Rose Has It's Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don't Stop Believin’,” and more!

This 10th anniversary touring production opened in 2019 at the Manchester Opera House.

In Development

The Soap Myth is a play by Jeff Cohen about how we craft 'the truth,' and what we do when our truth is under attack. The action of the play picks up shortly after millennial journalist Annie Blumberg is contacted by Milton Saltzman - a 91-year old Holocaust survivor. Milton tries to convince Annie to write an article at her magazine shaming Holocaust Museum curators who have refused to include an artifact that Milton preserved as a part of their collection. The object? A bar of soap made of human fat. The curators, all Jewish, claim that Milton's testimony that Nazis manufactured soap from human remains cannot be corroborated - and therefore doesn't meet academic standards of 'truth.' The play follows Annie as she does her due diligence to write an informed piece about the story. A story that ultimately revolves around who has the right to write history, who determines the truth, and what it takes to survive surviving.

A reading of the play is available to stream on PBS:

Savage is a dramatic musical inspired by the true story of 1920s Chickasaw Native American sharpshooter and silent film actress, Wanda Savage, as told through jazz and blues-influenced pop music. This story is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago – the story of a divorced single mother who fought racism, sexism and abuse to make a name for herself.  Wanda was a renegade performer who shot her way through circuses, Vaudeville, and Hollywood before landing in a Wyoming brothel. Her thirst for fame came at a heavy price: losing the one she loved most. Savage holds up a mirror to our society to see our far we have come... or not.

 

Savage is based on creator Nicolette Blount's Great Grandmother, Mattie Hardwick - AKA Wanda Savage. This rebel heart fulfilled her dreams in a time when women were just starting to have a voice.  In the end, she found what she really wanted was what she had all along.

© David Treatman