Ariana Ayesha Afsar

Ariana Ayesha Afsar

jeannette selected for O’Neill Theater Center's 2019 Season. The National Music Theater Conference will run June 22–July 12.

The new musical Jeannette, with a book by I And You playwright Lauren M. Gunderson and music and lyrics by Hamilton alum Ariana Ayesha Afsar, chronicles the life of Jeannette Rankin, the first female congresswoman elected in 1916.

Luke Bryan and Billy Idol

Luke Bryan and Billy Idol

LUKE BRYAN, BILLY IDOL, DOLLY PARTON & CULTURE CLUB SONGS AMONG TROVE INSPIRING LIVELY MCCABE STAGE MUSICALS

Lively McCabe Entertainment, a company that specializes in packaging and adapting iconic intellectual property into new stories for theater, film/TV, and book publishing, is teaming with licensing agency Theatrical Rights Worldwide and music powerhouse BMG on three stage works that could bring the songs of country stars like Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney and ’80s New Wavers including Billy Idol and Devo to theaters by 2020

Debbie Harry, Joe Iconis, and Avril Lavigne

Debbie Harry, Joe Iconis, and Avril Lavigne

‘BE MORE CHILL’S JOE ICONIS DEVELOPING ‘PUNK ROCK GIRL’ MUSICAL FEATURING BLONDIE, AVRIL LAVIGNE, PAT BENATAR HITS

Composer Joe Iconis, whose Off Broadway viral sensation Be More Chill is headed to Broadway in February, is developing a new stage musical called Punk Rock Girl featuring songs written or made famous by such female musicians or female-fronted bands as Avril Lavigne, Pink, Pat Benatar and Blondie.