Theater News: Mrs. Doubtfire, Mint Theatre, Free Theater Summer Camp, Broadway Musical Camp and The Shubert Foundation

Ghost discs released the original Broadway cast recording of Mrs. Doubtfire in digital and streaming formats. Mrs. Doubtfire has music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrickand Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, the team behind Something rotten! Ethan Popp is the supervisor, arranger and orchestrator. The producers of the recording are Ethan Popp, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. Executive producers are Kevin McCollum and Hunter Arnold. Stream or download the album on ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/DoubtfireOBCR

The album features the Broadway cast who opened the show on December 5, 2021, including Tony Award nominee Rob McClure as Daniel Hillard, Jenn Gambateselike Miranda Hillard,Peter Bartlettlike Mr. Jolly, Charity AngélDawsonlike Wanda Sellner,Mark Evanslike StuartDunmire,J. Harrison Gheelike André Mayem, Analise Scarpacilike Lydia Hillard,Jake Ryan Flynnlike Christopher Hillard,Avery Sellas Natalie Hillard and Tony Award nomineeBrad Oscarlike Frank Hillard.  

Opening tomorrow: long-delayed U.S. premiere of the Mint Theater Chains by Elizabeth Baker at Theater Row (410 West 42nd Street). Performances will now continue until July 23.

Jenn Thompson leads a company that includes each of these actors announced in 2020: Jeremy Beck, Kyle Cameron, Anthony Cochrane, Christopher Gerson, Olivia Gilliatt, Jeff Gurner, Laakan McHardy, Andrea Morales, Ned Noyes, Brian Owen, Elisabeth S. Rodgers, Claire Saunders, Peterson Townsend, Amelia White and Avery Whitted.

Chains, the second offering in Mint’s “Meet Miss Baker” series is Mint’s latest effort in its ongoing commitment to creating new life for neglected female playwrights. From Pulitzer Prize-winning pieces by Zona Gale and Susan Glaspell to forgotten works by Teresa Deevy, Rachel Crothers, Cicely Hamilton, Githa Sowerby, Hazel Ellis, Maurine Dallas Watkins, Lillian Hellman, Rose Franken and Dawn Powell, Mint has long been a champion neglected women’s games.

AMT is thrilled to present its first Broadway Musical Camp, a two-week educational musical theater camp for children ages 9-18, taking place over two weeks August 15-26. The program will run on Mondays , Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the beautiful new Off Broadway AMT Theater, located at 354 West 45th Street.

The young people will work with director/choreographer Mary Lauren and musical director Michael Liepper.

Come and be part of our musical theater camp which culminates in a showcase performance on our Off-Broadway stage! The showcase will take place on Friday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m. Guests are invited to attend. We will also have a discussion with the directors and actors after the performance. Students will receive a recording of the performance.

Young people will receive training in acting, singing, dancing, writing and storytelling. We will have a lot of fun in a compassionate and welcoming environment. We’ll work on two great Broadway numbers, duets and solos, and create a monologue or original scene specifically for each child.

Details:

August 15, 17, 19 and 22, 24, 26

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

At the AMT Theater

Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon

$450 – Early Registration

$500 – Register after July 15

$100 – (added/not mandatory) 2 one-hour private lessons with the directors

9 to 18 years old

The class is capped at 20 students.

To register, email [email protected]

The Shubert Foundation today announced a record $37.6 million in unrestricted grants to nonprofit theaters, dance companies, university theater training programs and related service agencies. As a leader in arts funding, the Foundation also made two million dollar gifts to create scholarships for theater students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Spelman College and from Morehouse College.

“The Shubert Foundation has a long history of supporting education in the performing arts, both through our relationship with New York public schools and our Shubert scholarship program at colleges and universities,” said the President Robert E. Wankel. “This year, to further expand opportunities for students of color to gain broad experiences in the performing arts, our board approved two $1 million scholarship endowments at two HBCUs,” said added Mr. Wankel.