Lyric Stage Archived News
Nominees The Schmidt and Jones Awards
Lyric Stage presents the 2010-2011 awards for outstanding local high school theatre productions. Read all
PLAYBILL ARTICLE: Kander and Ebb’s Revised Flora the Red Menace Will Bow in Texas
John Kander and Fred Ebb’s rarely-produced Broadway musical Flora the Red Menace will get a lucky break at Irving, TX’s Lyric Stage beginning Feb. 11. Read full article
Lyric Stage announces auditions for OLIVER!
Lyric Stage will hold auditions for its 2011-2012 season opening production of OLIVER!: Read details.
THEATERJONES.COM ARTICLE: RISK TAKER. Lyric Stage’s Steven Jones takes musical theater to new depths.
Read the feature on Lyric Stage’s Founding Producer & Lyrics’ upcoming production of NIGHT OF THE HUNTER.
THEATERMANIA ARTICLE: Casting Set for Lyric Stage’s My Fair Lady
Len Pfluger will direct and choreograph the production which will have music direction by Jay Dias, who will conduct a 38 piece orchestra playing Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang’s original Broadway orchestrations.
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PLAYBILL ARTICLE: Lyric Stage’s My Fair Lady to Feature 38-Piece Orchestra; Casting Announced
Edwardian England will come to Dallas with the Lyric Stage production of My Fair Lady, which will run Sept. 10-19 in the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Performance Hall in Irving, TX. Read full article
PLAYBILL ARTICLE: Full Orchestra to Play Bye Bye Birdie’s Original Charts at Lyric Stage
Charles Strouse and Lee Adams’ 1960 musical Bye Bye Birdie will find its original groove in Texas. The Lyric Stage of Irving will utilize Robert Ginzler’s original Broadway orchestrations for its June production. Read full article
Lyric Stage ranks high on Dallas Morning News critic Lawson Taitte’s 2009 Year in Review
FUNNY GIRL at Lyric Stage was my favorite musical of 2009, thanks to Kristin Dausch’s Fanny Brice and the rest of the terrific cast. But if you insisted on subbing Lyric’s THE KING AND I, with its restored orchestrations, or THE ROAD TO QATAR, the most entertaining premiere in the company’s history, I wouldn’t quibble. Read the article
THE ROAD TO QATAR PodCast on This Week in the Arts
Stephen Cole and David Krane: Creators of ‘The Road to Qatar’: Listen
Star-Telegram article on THE ROAD TO QATAR
How two guys from Brooklyn went on a journey to ‘The Road to Qatar’: Read article
Lyric Stage announces auditions for SHOW BOAT
Lyric Stage will hold auditions September 15th for its upcoming production of SHOW BOAT: Read details.
Stardom may be in wings for newest ‘Funny Girl’ at Lyric Stage
Read the Dallas Morning News article.
Lyric Stage announces auditions for FUNNY GIRL
Lyric Stage will hold auditions for its upcoming production of FUNNY GIRL: Read details.
PLAYBILL ARTICLE: Lyric Stage to Premiere Restored Orchestrations for THE KING AND I
Robert Russell Bennett’s original orchestrations to the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical THE KING AND I will be heard anew when the Lyric Stage of Irving Texas presents that classic musical in June. Lyric Stage will be the first company to premiere Bennett’s newly restored 1951 orchestrations, which the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization has been working to assemble for the past four years. Lyric Stage has also received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to employ a 35-piece orchestra to perform Bennett’s orchestrations as originally written. Read the full article here>>
Lyric Stage announces 2009-2010 season:
FUNNY GIRL with full orchestra in Carpenter Hall Sept 11-20, 2009
THE ROAD TO QATAR world premiere musical in Dupree Oct 9-24, 2009
SHOW BOAT in CONCERT with full orchestra in Carpenter Hall Jan 29-31, 2010
JULIE JOHNSON SINGS in Carpenter Hall March 26-28, 2010
BYE BYE BIRDIE with full orchestra in Carpenter Hall June 18-27, 2010
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Lyric Stage announces auditions for THE KING AND I
Lyric Stage will hold auditions for its upcoming production of THE KING AND I: Read details.
THEATER JONES REVIEW & INTERVIEW: Donna McKechnie’s GYPSY IN MY SOUL at Lyric Stage
Mark Lowry’s review and a video interview. Read the article here.
PLAYBILL ARTICLE: Gonzales Will Be Fiorello! for Lyric Stage
Lyric Stage has announced casting for its upcoming production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Fiorello!, which will begin performances at the North Texas venue Oct. 10. Read the article here.
WEST SIDE STORY YOUTUBE VIDEO
Grover Dale, director of Lyric Stage’s September 2008 production of WEST SIDE STORY, posted this video on YouTube showing ‘A Fresh Take on an American Classic’. See the video here
DALLAS OBSERVER VIDEO BLOG
Elaine Liner’s YouTube video following Harry Nathan Feril, cast member of Lyric Stage’s WEST SIDE STORY, from audition to late rehearsals. See the video here
TONY NOMINEE GROVER DALE REVISITS WEST SIDE STORY FOR DALLAS STAGING
Original West Side Story cast member Grover Dale will stage that landmark musical for the Lyric Stage in Dallas, TX. Read the complete Playbill article
BETTY BUCKLEY: Broadway By Request with Seth Rudetsky at Lyric Stage July 9-11, 2008
Based on her recent By Request evenings at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency in Manhattan, Buckley will perform July 9-11 at 8 PM. She will be accompanied by Chatterbox host and recent The Ritz star Seth Rudetsky on piano.
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DALLAS MORNING NEWS ARTICLE: Larry Gatlin musical opens at Irving’s Lyric Stage
Country star Larry Gatlin’s stage musical goes for populist appeal… when Lyric Stage opens the world premiere of his ‘Look Homeward Honky Tonk Angel.’ Read the article here.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS ARTICLE: Lyric Stage commands full orchestra for ‘Carousel’
Lyric Stage’s new Carousel, which opens tonight, is the first fully staged production to use that original orchestration since the premiere Broadway run closed in the 1940s. Read the article here.
PLAYBILL ARTICLE: Casting Announced for Carousel; Production to Feature 40-Piece Orchestra
Lyric Stage, Dallas County’s professional music theatre company, will kick off its 15th season with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. Read the article here.
PLAYBILL ARTICLE: Larry Gatlin Musical ‘Honky Tonk Angel’ to Test Wings in Texas
Look Homeward Honky Tonk Angel, a new musical brimming with classic and new Larry Gatlin songs, will gets its first staging this fall at Dallas County’s Lyric Stage. Read the article here.
LYRIC STAGE 2007-2008 SEASON ANNOUNCED
2007-2008 will be a season of music and comedy. Beautiful melodies and plenty of laughs. Order your season subscription early and save. Read about the season and find a season ticket order form here.
PRESS COVERAGE OF WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL ‘THE WINNER’
“LBJ musical, Irving theater strike all the right notes.” by Mark Lowry, Star-Telegram Read the article here. (Free subscription required.)
“LBJ play demonstrates the drama of politics.” by Lawson Taitte, Dallas Morning News Read the article here.
“Nolen Stars in LBJ Musical The Winner.” by Zachary Pincus-Roth, Playbill Read the article here.
STAR-TELEGRAM PROFILE OF BRUCE WOOD
“Fort Worth’s contemporary ballet master stretches his artistic talents by directing the musical CABIN IN THE SKY for Lyric Stage.” Read the article here. (Free subscription required.)
DALLAS MORNING NEWS PROFILE OF LYRIC STAGE FOUNDING PRODUCER STEVEN JONES
“1 organization, 3 big shows, but just 1 man: It’s a juggling act for Lyric Stage producer.” Read the article here.
LYRIC STAGE ‘CABIN IN THE SKY’ ARTICLE ON PLAYBILL.COM
The cast and director for the upcoming Lyric Stage production of CABIN IN THE SKY have made national theatre news on Playbill.com. Read the article here.
LYRIC STAGE PRODUCING NEW MUSICAL IN NEW YORK CITY
The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Lyric Stage, Steven Jones Founding Producer, presents THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, September 26, 27, 29, 30 and October 1 @ the 37 Arts Theatre, 450 W. 37th Street in New York City.Read more here.
2006-2007 SEASON ANNOUNCED
Lyric Stage has an exciting season in store for 2006-2007 including a concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD at the Meyerson, the 1940 musical CABIN IN THE SKY, the World Premiere of a musical about LBJ titled, THE WINNER, the eleventh annual DALLAS DIVAS! concert, and the Terrance McNally play about Maria Callas, MASTER CLASS. Read more here.
Links to reviews of Lyric Stage’s current and past productions can be found here.
LBJ SINGS! ‘THE WINNER’ TO PREMIERE NEXT YEAR
Lyric Stage will produce the 2007 world premiere of THE WINNER about a real election in the early political career of Lyndon B. Johnson. Read article here.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
AWARDS $8,000 TO LYRIC STAGE
Lyric Stage has just received notification of its first grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA has awarded Lyric Stage $8,000 for its production of CABIN IN THE SKY in the fall of 2006. CABIN IN THE SKY, with music by Vernon Duke, lyrics by John Latouche and book by Lynn Root, opened at Broadway’s Martin Beck Theatre on October 25, 1940 and ran for 156 performances. Ethel Waters introduced the hit song “Taking a Chance on Love” in this musical fable as Petunia, her greatest musical role. Lyric Stage’s production will be the first in Texas of this very rarely produced gem.
HONORS FOR LYRIC STAGE PRODUCTIONS
RAGTIME WINS BEST MUSICAL
Lyric Stage’s production of RAGTIME won the 2005 Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical. This brings Lyric Stage’s total Leon Rabin Award count to 35, more than any other theater company.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS NAMES
110 IN THE SHADE AS ONE OF YEAR’S BEST
As it has been since 1997, Lyric Stage was again represented in the year end “best of” list by The Dallas Morning News. For 2005, 110 IN THE SHADE was recognized by Morning News chief critic Lawson Taitte as one of the top ten theatrical events in North Texas for the year.
DALLAS FORT WORTH THEATRE CRITICS FORUM HONORS LYRIC STAGE PRODUCTIONS
Lyric Stage picked up three citations for excellence from the Dallas Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum. THE LIVING END was named Best New Play or Musical, the cast of RAGTIME was named Best Ensemble and Gary Floyd was named Best Actor for KING DAVID.
LYRIC STAGE LEAGUE’S CABARET 06 JANUARY 28, 2006
AT FOUR SEASONS RESORT AND CLUB
Don’t miss Lyric Stage League’s ninth annual fundraiser, Cabaret 06, was held Saturday, January 28, 2006 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club. The evening started at 6:00 PM with cocktails and silent auction followed by a seated four course dinner and entertainment by Cavalcade of Stars. Contact Lyric Stage for more information about the Lyric Stage League and how you can help support the theatre.