July 17, 2015: Awesome Allie opens at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago, IL. (Tickets)
May 17, 2015: The London Theatre Workshop presents a concert of the music of Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola featuring West End stars Nick Corre (Book of Mormon), Tom Kay (American Psycho), Ceili O’Connor (Wizard of Oz), Jill Rensing (Les Miserables), and Rebecca Trehearn (City of Angels). (Broadwayworld; London Theatre Workshop)
May 15, 2015: Scott is interviewed with Drew Fornarola and cast members of the London Theatre Workshop’s production of Vote for Me on the Curtain Up Show with Tim McArthur (London 104.4 fm).
May 5, 2015: Vote For Me opens to raves at the London Theatre Workshop: Official Theatre (four stars), The Public Reviews (four stars), Everything Theatre (four stars), UK Theatre Net (four stars), London Theatre 1 (four stars), The Gizzle (four stars), Ginger Hibiscus (four stars), Theatre South East (four stars and pick of the week), The Musical Theatre Review (four stars). Complete reviews roundup here.
March 17, 2015: London Theatre Workshop has announced the UK premiere of Vote for Me: A Musical Debate, which will run May 5 – 23 in a West London production directed by Dom O’Hanlon. (BroadwayWorld; London Theatre Guide; Key Art. Tickets here)
February 23, 2015: New material from act 2 of TIANANMEN will be performed for the very first time as part of the New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series at the D-Lounge, 7:30pm.
January 25, 2015: Scott’s work returns to 54 Below with Ruthie Ann Miles (Here Lies Love) singing “Disloyal Daughter” from Tiananmen as part of the Cutting Edge Composers series. 9:30pm, $25 tickets. Other scheduled performers include Lilla Crawford (Into the Woods), Taylor Louderman (Peter Pan Live), and Ben Fankhauser (Newsies). BROADWAYWORLD
January 22, 2015: Ivy+Bean begins its licensed production at El Dorado High School in Placentia, CA.
November 20, 2014: The Atlantic Theater Company’s production of Ivy+Bean begins its national tour today at NJPAC in New Jersey. Performances continue around the country through May 2015. Break a leg to all involved in the cast and crew!
October 24, 2014: Congratulations to the Atlantic Theater Company and to everyone in Ivy+Bean’s cast and crew on their completely sold-out run!
October 23, 2014: Ivy+Bean, The Musical premieres in Portland this weekend with Oregon Children’s Theatre! Performances at 2pm and 5pm on Saturdays, 11am and 2pm on Sundays now through November 23! Tickets and info here.
October 18, 2014: Ivy+Bean, The Musical opens off-Broadway today at Atlantic Theater Company! Tickets and info here.
September 28, 2014: Congratulations to Bay Area Children’s Theatre on their completely sold-out revival of Ivy+Bean, The Musical, running Sept 28-Oct 26!
July 9, 2014: Vote For Me: A New Musical Debate begins rehearsals today for its off-Broadway revival, opening Thursday, August 7th at 7pm! Click here for show times and tickets.
May 30, 2014: Just announced! This October, Atlantic Theater Company will be kicking off its 2014-15 “Atlantic for Kids” season with the New York premiere of IVY+BEAN, THE MUSICAL. Details here.
May 1, 2014: Good news! IVY+BEAN, THE MUSICAL returns to Bay Area Children’s Theatre this September and October for a special encore production. Details and tickets here.
April 12, 2014: The Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s world premiere production of LADYBUG GIRL AND BUMBLEBEE BOY, THE MUSICAL opens today at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California! Performances run through June 29, making stops at the Front Row Theater in San Ramon, the Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, and the Children’s Creativity Museum Theater in San Francisco. Tickets here.
March 13, 2014: TIANANMEN: A New Musical – In Concert, featuring Telly Leung (Godspell, Allegiance, Glee), Ruthie Ann Miles (Here Lies Love), and more at 54 Below. Directed by Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz, Allegiance, Carrie) with music direction by Rick Fox (Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Blood Brothers). One night only – March 27 @ 7pm! Tickets here.
November 10, 2013: Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, The Musical begins its week long workshop with Bay Area Children’s Theatre.
November 8, 2013: IVY+BEAN premieres at South Coast Repertory in Irvine, CA. Directed by Marya Mazor. More information here.
September 15, 2013: IVY+BEAN begins its run with Orlando Repertory Theater in Orlando, FL. Directed by Jani Walsh-Weber. “The innocence of childhood is alive and well in the Orlando Rep’s production of IVY & BEAN: THE MUSICAL! Set to a catchy score by Scott Elmegreen, this was a perfect young best friend musical. Great for young audiences.” Broadwayworld
May 1, 2013: COLLEGE The Musical begins its run with the Young Producers’ Organization at CSU in Fort Collins, CO.
April 15, 2013: THUCYDIDES plays at the Waltmar Theater at Chapman University in Orange, CA.
February 8, 2013: IVY+BEAN begins its world premiere run with Bay Area Children’s Theatre at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, CA! Playing now through April.
January 30, 2013: COLLEGE The Musical begins its run at Columbia University in New York City after a month long workshop with Columbia students and alumni. Directed by Laura Pietropinto.
December 1, 2012: Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut begins its run at Titusville Playhouse in Titusville, FL.
September 12, 2012: Vote For Me: A Musical Debate begins its run at St. Agnes Academy in Houston, TX.
July 31, 2012: Ivy+Bean begins its week-long workshop with Bay Area Children’s Theatre in Berkely, CA.
April 1, 2012: Scott and Drew will have work featured in Prospect Theater Company’s benefit concert “Fools for Love” at the Laurie Beechman Theater in New York. Other featured writers include: Jeremy Desmon, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Peter Mills, Pasek & Paul, and Jay Alan Zimmerman, among others. (Broadwayworld.com)
February 10, 2012: Magic School Bus, Live! The Climate Challenge celebrates its 100th performance on tour!
January 26, 2012: Magic School Bus, Live! The Climate Challenge is now playing at the Oregon Children’s Theatre, in additon to its ongoing national tour! Click here to read the review!
January 19, 2012: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT returns to the stage! Touring now through March in NC, AL, NJ, MA, CT, and CA! (Click here for tickets)
December 6, 2011: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray! Copies are available on Amazon, and everywhere.
November 28, 2011: Songs from COLLEGE The Musical and VOTE FOR ME: A Musical Debate will be presented tonight at the Lincoln Center as part of the “Broadway’s Future @ Lincoln Center” series. The evening is hosted by John Znidarsic, features music by Drew Fornarola, and will be performed by top Broadway talent.
October 26, 2011: Magic School Bus, Live! The Climate Challenge begins its national tour today! (Scholastic.com)
September 26, 2011: STRAIGHT, directed by Andy Sandberg and starring Michael Arden, Paul Iacono, and Liza Bennett, premieres at the Cherry Lane Theatre today for two invitation-only readings (playbill.com)
September 24, 2011: Magic School Bus, Live! The Climate Challenge begins its Berkeley run with the Bay Area Children’s Theatre today! Click here for tickets.
September 20, 2011: Check out the Magic School Bus, Live! The Climate Challenge study guide here, and learn about how to “go green”!
September 15, 2011: The PhD Movie premieres tonight and begins screening at college campuses all over the world. Check here to see the growing list.
September 13, 2011: STRAIGHT, a new play by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola, directed by Tony Award winner Andy Sandberg and staring Michael Arden, Paul Iacono, and Liza Bennett, will be presented in two invitation-only readings on September 26. (playbill.com, BroadwayWorld)
August 25, 2011: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT plays to rave reviews in Chicago at Broadway Playhouse through September 10 (Chicago Theater Beat)
August 16, 2011: Magic School Bus, Live! The Climate Challenge begins rehearsals today with the Bay Area Children’s Theatre.
August 7, 2011: Scott’s original music will be featured in “Piled Higher and Deeper” The Movie, based on the popular webcomic, PhD Comics. Coming to college campuses worldwide this fall! Find out more at phdcomics.com.
August 6, 2011: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT continues its national tour at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven August 9 through August 29! Click here for tickets.
July 25, 2011: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT plays at the Montreal Comedy Festival this weekend, July 29 & 30. Click here for tickets!
July 6, 2011: Prospect Theater Company’s ALTER EGO, A Teen Musical Revue performs July 28-30 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St). Directed by Dev Bondarin and featuring material by Dan Acquisto, Sammy Buck, Oran Eldor, Michelle Elliott, Scott Elmegreen, Mark T. Evans, Drew Fornarola, Andrew Gerle, Heidi Heilig, Laura Kleinbaum, Zac Kline, Eric Kubo, Danny Larsen, Brandon Lowden, Maxwell Mamon, Adam Mathias, Peter Mills, Mike Pettry, Tim Rosser, Matt Schatz, Charlie Sohne, Katya Stanislavskaya, Matt Van Brink, Maryrose Wood. Info & ticket information here. (prospecttheater.org)
June 29, 2011: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT premieres tonight at the Philadelphia Theatre Company. Playing through July 10. Don’t miss it! Click here for tickets.
June 11, 2011: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT opens tonight at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY! Now playing through June 26. Click here for tickets!
May 31, 2011: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS, LIVE! THE CLIMAGE CHALLENGE makes its debut with a workshop performance at the Berkeley City Club in Berkeley, CA.
April 27, 2011: COLLEGE THE MUSICAL premieres at Central College in Pella, Iowa, presented by the Theater and Music Departments. Click here for tickets and information, and don’t miss these hilarious promotional videos on youtube!
April 9, 2011: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT airs tonight at 10pm on HBO! “This is a brilliant piece of work…don’t miss it,” says Hollywood Chicago
April 6, 2011: COLLEGE THE MUSICAL premieres at East Carolina University, presented by Broken Leg Theatre Company!
April 2, 2011: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT premieres on HBO one week from today–Saturday, April 9 at 10pm. Previews and clips at HBO.com
March 28, 2011: AWESOME ALLIE is “a unique, musical quest for friendship reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz. … Given all that has been happening on planet Earth lately, it seems like a perfect moment to take off into outer space, and that’s exactly what Allie, a nine-year-old dreamer from Skokie, Illinois, sets out to do. Lucky for us (or for the two through seven year olds I saw enjoying the show this weekend), Allie gets her chance. … A funny, quirky musical that educates as it entertains.” (Broadwayworld)
March 26, 2011: AWESOME ALLIE receives a featured recommendation from Time Out New York Kids Executive Editor Rory Halperin on CBS News. “A fun new musical … great for kids and for parents … Kids of all ages will take away something different from it.” (CBS New York, video embedded on page)
March 22, 2011: “An out-of-this-world show for kids of all ages. … Spunky and original … catchy and clever … Awesome Allie is a welcome choice for kids and adults more interested in stars than glitter.” (Time Out New York)
March 15, 2011: “Awesome Allie is out of this world … Scott Elmegreen’s script does a great job of conjuring up a realistically kooky kids’ world all its own. … Allie’s far-out details really seem like they were spawned by a child’s imagination, and broad humor cracks kids up. … Like the other children in the audience, my daughter and her friend sat rapt throughout the hour-long tuner.” (Mommy Poppins)
March 12, 2011: AWESOME ALLIE, FIRST KID ASTRONAUT opens today at Vital Theatre off-Broadway! (Vitaltheatre.org)
March 12, 2011: Scott and Drew’s THUCYDIDES, winner of the 2009 Samuel French Festival, plays at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA. (Info and tickets)
February 17, 2011: Check out The Buzz on COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT, premiering on HBO April 9 at 8pm! (Youtube)
February 14, 2011: AWESOME ALLIE, FIRST KID ASTRONAUT rehearsals start today!
January 21, 2010: Laurier Musical Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of COLLEGE The Musical in Waterloo, Ontario, directed by Greg Evans. (Laurier Musical Theatre.com)
January 14, 2011: Awesome Allie auditions in two weeks! (Playbill)
January 7, 2011: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT extends AGAIN! Now playing through March 5th! (New York Times)
December 6, 2010: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT extends on Broadway! Now playing through February 5th! (New York Times)
October 30, 2010: TheaterMania’s Peter Filichia calls VOTE FOR ME the most moving theatrical experience of the month. “Believe me,” he writes, “I’ve cried many times in the theater, from empathy for Laura’s devastation in The Glass Menagerie to joy for Dolly’s homecoming. But never before have I wept because I saw in no uncertain terms how blasé we’ve become about our right to choose our leaders. So please: this Tuesday, get out and vote. We know who the bad guys are. Keep them out. And thank you, Messrs. Elmegreen and Fornarola, for reminding us.” (TheaterMania.com)
October 22, 2010: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT, directed by Jerry Seinfeld and featuring Original Compositions by Scott, begins previews at the Helen Hayes on Broadway tonight!
October 17, 2010: VOTE FOR ME ends its successful run at the 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival with another Democratic win. Now go out and vote for real on November 2nd!
October 11, 2010: VOTE FOR ME opens to a sold out house, and the Democratic candidate wins by just two votes. Performances continue all week long at Urban Stages–come and get out the vote!
October 5, 2010: VOTE FOR ME: A Musical Debate opens one week from today! Tickets are very limited–reserve yours here!
September 30, 2010: NYMF Student Leadership interviews Scott and Drew about VOTE FOR ME: A Musical Debate.
September 27, 2010: ‘S WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, featuring original orchestrations by Ned Ginsburg, Rick Hip-Flores, and Scott Elmegreen to over 40 Gershwin tunes, begins its national tour today! Scott is also the Sound Designer. See it in a city near you! (twitter)
September 23, 2010: Follow VOTE FOR ME on Twitter! (http://twitter.com/ amusicaldebate)
September 21, 2010: Become a VOTE FOR ME: A Musical Debate fan on Facebook here!
September 17, 2010: VOTE FOR ME: A Musical Debate casting is announced! Starring Catherine Cox (Footloose; Oh Coward! – Tony Award Nom; Baby – Drama Desk Award; Shakespeare’s Cabaret; One Night Stand; Barnum; Oklahoma!; Whoopee!; Music Is) and Ralph Byers (The Music Man; Big River; Goodbye Fidel; Herzl) as the presidential candidates, and featuring Keith Buterbaugh (Company; The Phantom of the Opera); Kristy Cates (Wicked), Cheryl Freeman (The Civil War – Drama Desk Award Nom; Play On; The Who’s Tommy); and Jay Russell (Our Town – Barrow Street; The Play What I Wrote). (Playbill, Broadwayworld, Talkin’ Broadway). Visit www.debatemusical.com for more information, and click here for tickets!
August 20, 2010: Scott has new underscoring featured in The Arden Project, “a transatlantic utopia”, culminating in a simultaneous London and New York performance, and broadcast live here from 11am-12pm EST.
August 6, 2010: Click here to listen to the COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT podcasts, featuring original music by Scott.
July 24, 2010: Prospect Theater Company is presenting “WHO KNEW?: A New Musical Revue,” featuring scenes by Scott, at The Kirk Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Other contributing writers, composers, and lyricists include Dan Acquisto & Sammy Buck, Michael Colby & Ned Ginsburg, Jeremy Desmon & Vadim Feichtner, Drew Fornarola & Callie LeFevre, John Herin & Alden Terry, Timothy Huang, Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk, Peter Mills, James Morgan & Sheilah Rae, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and more! Performances at Sat 7/24 @ 3pm, Mon 7/26 @ 8pm, Tues 7/27 @ 7:30pm, Thurs 7/29 @ 4pm, and Sat 7/31 @ 3pm. Click here for more information and here for tickets!
July 16, 2010: Scott will help announce this year’s Samuel French OOB Play Festival winners on Sunday, July 18. Finals will be performed at the Lion Theatre, Theatre Row at 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, and 5:30pm. Visit www.ticketcentral.com for tickets. (Broadwayworld)
June 15, 2010: TAN interviews Scott and long-time collaborator Drew. (TAN Interview)
June 9, 2010: Scott will be directing a new concert featuring Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet at the Beechman Theater, 9:30pm on June 23 (Broadwayworld)
June 1, 2010: Scott is the Sound Designer of “COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT“, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, playing at the Bleecker Street Theatre, June 19 – August 18. Previews begin Friday, June 11
(Broadwayworld, Playbill, Vanity). Click here for tickets.
May 10, 2010: Samuel French OOB Festival interviews Scott. (OOB Interview)
April 19, 2010: Scott’s new webcomic, Life Inanimate, launches today in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Laugh and save the world at the same time. (www.lifeinanimate.com)
February 22, 2010: THUCYDIDES is in print. Books and licensing are available through Samuel French, Inc. (Samuel French)
December 9, 2009: Watch “The Global Warming Song” from VOTE FOR ME: A Musical Debate. (Youtube)
November 30, 2009: NY Theatre Barn’s “Good Enough for Now,” directed by Scott, plays to a sold out house.
November 19, 2009: Scott will be directing NY Theatre Barn’s “Good Enough for Now” concert on November 30 at 9:30pm, featuring Marie-France Arcilla (Shout!, The Ark), Molly Ephraim (Disney’s College Road Trip, Into the Woods), Brandon Espinoza (Big, Gypsy, Les Miserables), Ricky Ashley (Beauty and the Beast), A.J. Shively (La Cage), Bethany Moore, and songs by Drew Fornarola. (Broadwayworld)
October 8, 2009: COLLEGE The Musical is in print. Books available through Dramatic Publishing. (Dramatic Publishing)
July 21, 2009: THUCYDIDES is named a WINNER of the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. (Playbill)
July 16, 2009: THUCYDIDES, starring Pierce Cravens and Marshall Pailet, and directed by Dev Bondarin, has been chosen as one of 13 finalists in the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. (Broadwayworld)
May 1, 2009: THUCYDIDES, by Scott Elmegreen and collaborator Drew Fornarola, will be presented this summer as part of the 34th Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. (Broadwayworld)
March 31, 2009: COLLEGE The Musical is now available for licensing with Dramatic Publishing. (Dramatic Publishing)