“The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, honoring the best in regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. Distant Thunder won 10 awards, including Best Direction, Best Musical, and Best New Show.” – BroadwayWorld
“”Distant Thunder” debuted at the Ware Center on Thursday, November 10th, making Lancaster the second city in which the nearly all Native American cast has performed. The musical debuted at the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City in March.” – Lancaster Online
“Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab, in association with LaVie Productions, will present staged readings of Victory Train, a new musical, with book, music and lyrics by David Buskin and Jake Holmes. Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett with music direction by Doug Katsaros, the readings will be held on Monday, March 4 at 6pm and Tuesday, March 5 at 1pm & 5pm at Ripley-Grier Studios – Room 17E (520 Eighth Avenue – between 36th/37th Streets). For reservations, email [email protected] For more information, please call 212-563-2565.
In Victory Train, we find a country torn apart by social upheaval and the escalating war in Vietnam where two young people try to reach across their differences to find love and honor… however, it may take them 40 years.”
“But the star of the evening is the revival of Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s imaginatively choreographed version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The story, narrated by Dr. Seward, is a feast for the eyes, ears, and mind.
Principal ballerina Lara O’Brien as Lucy Westerna is assisted by another piece of setting and majestic choreography: dressed in all white after her first experience with Dracula, she uses a long, diaphanous scarf as a headdress, a cradle, a brace, and wings. She is lifted into the air, dramatic and gorgeous, and dances as elegantly as if there are no bones in her body.”
“Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in celebration of its 50th season, will present the second year of Dare To Be Different, a series of four new musicals and two one-night only special events from November 15 – December 1 at A.R.T./New York Theatres.
Distant Thunder directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett chronicles a child torn away from the Blackfeet Reservation and raised by his mother in Chicago. Now as a young attorney, he returns to his tribe seeking reconciliation with his estranged father and unwittingly sets off a firestorm.”
“Wanda’s World, the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award nominee for Outstanding Musical with book by Eric Weinberger and music and lyrics by Beth Falcone is story of Wanda, the coolest tween ever. She’s beautiful. She’s confident. And she’s the star of her own TV talk show! That’s the fantasy. In reality, Wanda has a blotchy issue of her own to overcome. And tomorrow is the first day of school…IT’S GOING TO BE AN AWESOME YEAR!
Directed by Two-time Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!)….”Read more here.
“Wanda’s World, the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award nominee for Outstanding Musical with book by Eric Weinberger and music and lyrics byBeth Falcone is story of Wanda, the coolest tween ever. She’s beautiful. She’s confident. And she’s the star of her own TV talk show! That’s the fantasy. In reality, Wanda has a blotchy issue of her own to overcome. And tomorrow is the first day of school…IT’S GOING TO BE AN AWESOME YEAR! Monday, December 4 @ 7:30pm at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street – 10th Avenue & 53rd Street).”
“Written and produced by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris – working in tandem with TPAC, which is co-producing an original musical for the very first time as part of its HCA/Tri-Star Health Broadway at TPAC Series to open the 2017-18 season – Part of the Plan is hugely entertaining and at times heartrendingly effective and emotionally charged. Clearly, it’s a show on track for a Broadway opening night…”
-Jeffrey Ellis, Broadway World