shows


Associations

  • Boston University Board of Trustess & Overseers

    Boston University Board of Trustess & Overseers

     


    The Board of Overseers of Boston University is an advisory body, comprised of University alumni and friends, dedicated to supporting and advancing the mission of and highest standards of excellence in the University. Overseers act as informed advisors to the Trustees and administration on issues of strategic importance through active membership, as requested by the University, in advisory, visiting, and review boards for the schools, colleges, and major programs of the University. Overseers serve as a University resource by volunteering leadership, expertise, and financial support to the areas of the University in which they serve. Overseers also act as ambassadors and promote the interests of the University worldwide.


  • Theater Owner

    Theater Owner

    Mr. Lane is co-owner and co-operator of the Palace Theatre in New York City with the Nederlander Organization, and was directly involved in the renovation and restoration of the theatre. He is currently looking to purchase another Broadway or Off-Broadway theatre.

  • BroadwayHD

    BroadwayHD

    Extending the reach of live theater beyond Broadway. This exciting new series and Internet delivery service makes Broadway available to everyone, everywhere. Nothing can take the place of live theater but a combination of high definition (HD) and 4-K technology cameras can capture the excitement of a Broadway performance and transport it to movie screens around the world.

  • Theater Museum

    Theater Museum

    Mr. Lane is a founding member as well as Chairmen of the Board of Directors for the Theater Museum. The mission of The Theatre Museum is to preserve, protect and perpetuate the legacy of theatre.

  • The Actors Fund

    The Actors Fund

    Mr. Lane sits on the current Board of Governors for the Actors Fund of America. The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition.

  • American Theatre Wing

    American Theatre Wing

    Mr. Lane sits on the Board of Advisors for The American Theatre Wing. Best known for creating The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards®, now presented with The Broadway League, ATW has developed the best-known national platform for the recognition of theatrical achievement on Broadway.

  • The Broadway League

    The Broadway League

    Mr. Lane sat on the Board of Governors of The Broadway League for eleven years and still remains a member of the League today. The Broadway League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. Our members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in New York and more than 250 other North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to more than 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada.

  • Restaurateur & Landlord

    Restaurateur & Landlord

    Mr. Lane was involved in the renovation of a warehouse which is now the home of the Tribeca Film Centre and the Tribeca Grill, which he owns with Robert DeNiro.

Books

  • "Jews on Broadway" Second Edition

     


    Fanny Brice, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Barbra Streisand, Alan Menken, Stephen Sondheim—Jewish performers, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers and producers have made an indelible mark on Broadway for more than a century. Six-time Tony Award–winning producer Stewart F. Lane chronicles the emergence of Jewish American theater, from immigrants producing Yiddish plays in the ghettos of New York’s Lower East Side to legendary performers staging massive shows on Broadway. In its expanded second edition, this historical survey includes new information and photographs, along with insights and anecdotes from a life in the theater.

  • Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way

    Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way

    An illustrated history of African-American Struggles & Triumphs on the theatrical Stage.


     

  • Jews on Broadway

    Jews on Broadway

    Mr. Lane's latest book, 20th Century Broadway: Volume 1: The Jewish Contribution, is set for a Spring release through McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. From Fanny Brice, Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern to Barbra Streisand, Alan Menken and Tony Kushner, Jewish performers, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers and producers have made an indelible mark on Broadway for more than a century. This unique volume captures the story of the Jewish emergence from immigrants living in ghetto living conditions staging Yiddish Theater productions on New York’s Lower East Side to their significant social and cultural impact on the stages of Broadway. Tony Award winning author Stewart F. Lane also provides his own insights and anecdotes from working with many of the Jewish legends of American theater.


    Available now at Barnes N Noble and Amazon.

  • Let's Put on a Show

    Let's Put on a Show

    The DVD based on Stewart F. Lane's book is now available.

    The grand master, Mr. Broadway himself, is at your side to help you to avoid common pitfalls and orchestrate the success of our show—whether you’re working in a high school, college, community,
    or regional theatre.

  • Let's Put on a Show

    Let's Put on a Show

    A new book by Stewart F. Lane
    (published by Heinemann Books)
    An educational “how-to? and entertaining guide for anyone (children thru adults) with a desire to learn about the production of a show in any capacity.

Broadway

  • ON YOUR FEET

    ON YOUR FEET

     


    the inspiring true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan—two people who believed in the power of their music, their love, and the American Dream

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard

     


    Aging silent-film star Norma Desmond ensnares a young screenwriter in this poison-pen valentine to Hollywood.

  • BACK HOME AGAIN

    BACK HOME AGAIN

    Utilizing songs from John Denver, one of America's most cherished songwriters and performers, A MOMENT IN TIME, is about a marine in Afganistan who, moments before a battle, recalls a safer, happier place. Vist the official website http://backhomeagainmusical.com/#home


    Preparing pre-broadway tour. Music by John Denver, Written by Stewart F. Lane & Directed by Sheldon Epps

  • A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder

    A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder

    Tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to speed up the line of succession using a great deal of charm… and a dash of murder.

  • An American in Paris

    An American in Paris

    The romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war, is the stuff of Broadway dreams.

Directing

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    The Foreigner

    By Larry Shue


    This production ran from September 26 until October 22, 2006 at the Olney Theatre Center in Maryland.


    The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.

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    The Gig

    By Douglas J. Cohen


    This production played October 18 - November 16, 2002 at the Lyric Stage Company in Boston, MA.


    A used car salesman, a dentist, a real estate agent, a financial advisor, a deli owner and a music teacher get together once a week to play jazz. It is the highlight of their lives. When one answers an ad and gets a two week gig in the Catskills, they shed their ordinary lives and begin an adventure that reveals truths about friendship, the joy of music and the importance of dreams. The gig is not what they expected and each returns from the Catskills changed by the experience. The actors need not play instruments; they mime performances. This winner of the 1994 Richard Rogers Grant was inaugurated at the Manhattan Theatre Club's New Musicals in Concert at City Center and was developed at the O'Neill Music Theatre Conference and the Goodspeed at Chester.

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    Ain’t Misbehavin’

    By Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.


    This production ran from July 1 until September 15, 2002 at The Vineyard Playhouse, a professional nonprofit theater on Martha's Vineyard.


    Named after the song by Fats Waller, "Ain't Misbehavin'". It serves as a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and '30s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride, and takes its title from the 1929 Waller song "Ain't Misbehavin'". It was a time when Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. Five performers present an evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller's view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play.


    Ain't Misbehavin' at the Vineyard Playhouse

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    If It Was Easy

    By Stewart F. Lane and Ward Morehouse III


    Performances opened Off-Broadway March 8, 2001, and ran to April 1st, 2001 at the Douglas Fairbanks Theater.


    Never was the theatre ruled more by collaboration than during Broadway's Golden Age, when dunamic duos sucjh as Kaufman and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Lindsay and Crousse fuelled the footlights. Now the marquee is lit up again by another deadly deuce.

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    The Golden Age

    By A.R. Gurney


    The production ran from August 20 to September 11, 1999 at the Actor's Theater of Nantucket in Massachusetts.


    The play takes place in a once elegant townhouse in Manhattan, the home of Isabel Hastings Hoyt, an aging but still charming recluse who had been a glittering figure in the literary salons of the 1920s. Now short of money, Mrs. Hoyt is concerned about the future of her granddaughter, Virginia, a twice-divorced near-alcoholic whom she hopes to see securely married before she herself, as she puts it, "kicks the bucket." In earlier years, Mrs. Hoyt was friend and confidante of many world figures, especially F. Scott Fitzgerald who, it is rumored, used her as the model of Daisy in The Great Gatsby. This fact leads Tom, an ambitious young academic, to seek her out. Tom believes that Mrs. Hoyt possesses an unpublished chapter from Gatsby which depicts passionate lovemaking between Gatsby and Daisy, a literary treasure which he is determined to procure no matter how devious the means. It is this obsession that sets up the increasingly complex and perilous relationship which develops between the three protagonistsa relationship that, inexorably, leads to the startling and ironic denouement of the play.

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    Frankenstein

    By Tim Kelly


    This production ran at the Powerhouse Performing Arts Center in New Canaan, CT. 2001


    Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, returns to his Swiss chateau to escape a terrible pursuer. No one can shake free the dark secret that terrifies him: not his mother, nor his fiancee, nor his best friend. Even the pleading of a gypsy girl accused of murdering Victor's younger brother falls on deaf ears, for Victor has brought into being a creature made from pieces of the dead. The creature tracks Victor to his sanctuary to demand a bride to share its loneliness. Against his better judgement, Victor agrees and soon the household is invaded by murder, despair and terror!

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    Final Appeal

    By Billy Goda


    With Chazz Palminteri and Stephen Baldwin, this production was performed May 17th and 18th, 2004 at Revelation Theater in New York City.

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    In the Wings

    By Stewart F. Lane


    This staged reading, featuring Shannen Doherty, was performed at the Revelation Theater in New York City on May 25th and 26th, 2004.


    Two aspiring young actors in love with each other and the theatre get their big break when they are cast in a new musical written by their Svengali-like acting teacher, Bernardo. But when the show moves to Broadway, only Melinda is asked to move with it. Can love stay alive on the Great White Way?

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    Accentuate The Positive

    By Frederick Stroppel


    This production ran from July 18th through the 28th, 1996 at the Weitzenhoffer Theatre in Norman, OK.

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    Fortune's Fools

    By Frederick Stroppel


    This staged reading was performed at New Dramatists on May 19, 1994.


    The rocky road to romance is trod by four people in their late twenties in this snappy look at love and marriage.

Film/TV

  • American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James

    American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James

    Stewart Lane signed a deal with Hybrid Entertainment for a first look deal of 5 made-for-TV movies, the first of which was recently completed, entitled American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James.

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    Cyrano de Bergerac on PBS

    Mr. Lane is producing the television presentation of "Cyrano de Bergerac" for PBS. It will be broadcast on Great Performances in Fall '08.

  • A Nanny for Christmas

    A Nanny for Christmas

    Mr. Lane produced the new made-for-TV Holiday movie, A Nanny for Christmas. Ally (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is a smart young career woman who needs a new job. Samantha (Cynthia Gibb) is a busy Beverly Hills advertising executive/mom whose too-well-mannered kids need some fun in their lives. And Danny Donner (Dean Cain) is the tough-guy owner of a chocolate company who wants a major ad campaign immediately. Could it all somehow lead to the Christmas that changes everyone's lives forever? Richard Ruccolo, Sierra McCormick, Jared Gilmore and Sarah Thompson co-star in this surprising comedy about little white lies, big holiday wishes, and a woman who may just find love in the most unexpected places by becoming A NANNY FOR CHRISTMAS.

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    Of Horse and Man

    Mr. Lane produced the documentary Of Horse and Man, narrated by Glenn Close.

    In 2007 we set out to make a simple documentary about the connection between horse and man.

    290 hours of video and over 1000 still images later we have created a 3 part, 3 hour series about our love for horses.
    So whether you own a horse, ride or simply admire horses from afar... you will learn a great deal about our relationship with this majestic creature through the centuries.

  • Sondheim!  The Birthday Concert

    Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

    Mr. Lane produced the taping of Sondheim, the Birthday Concert with the NY Philharmonic for PBS's Great Performances. The two-hour concert aired on PBS’s Great Performances Wednesday, November 24 at 9 p.m. In a year chock full of star-studded 80th birthday tributes to legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, the March 15–16 gala evenings with the New York Philharmonic at New York’s Lincoln Center stood tall.

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    A Christmas Wedding Tail

    Jennie Garth of ''90210'' stars as Susan, an unemployed Los Angeles museum curator and widowed single mom temporarily living in a small California town with her three sensitive sons. Jake (Brad Rowe of ''General Hospital'') is a single dad of two tomboys who owns a local winery. When Susan's dog Rusty (voiced by Jay Mohr of ''Ghost Whisperer'') falls for Jake's poodle Cheri (voiced by Nikki Cox of ''Las Vegas''), these canine matchmakers help their owners fall in love too. Now with a Christmas Day wedding to plan -- and major complications threatening to unravel it all -- can two mismatched broods find a way to make one happy family? Tom Arnold and Catherine Hicks (''Seventh Heaven'') co-star in this heartwarming holiday film from the producer/director of The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation and Your Love Never Fails.


     

  • Stolen Child

    Stolen Child

    Amanda ( Emmanuelle Vaugier) and John (Scott Elrod) have just adopted a beautiful baby girl from Eastern Europe. After years of frustration they finally have the child they always wanted. But something's not right & before long they uncover shocking and dangerous secrets about how the baby came to them.

  • Wyatt Earps Revenge

    Wyatt Earps Revenge

    is an upcoming Western film about the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp sitting down having an interview with a reporter in Los Angeles and talks about his first ride to find the person who killed his first love. Val Kilmer will be starring as Earp. The film is set for release on March 6th, 2012 in the United States. The movie is based on the legendary Old West lawman.  Directed by Michael Feifer.

  • Company

    Company

    Company's plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. It's a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday


    Neil Patrick Harris leads a star-studded cast which includes Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Craig Bierko and Martha Plimpton.

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    Bram Stokers Dracula

    Coming Soon

  • All About Christmas Eve (2012)

    All About Christmas Eve (2012)

    An over-extended New York City party planner has to decide whether to jeopardize her career and go off on a romantic Christmas vacation or risk ending the relationship when a top client insists on throwing a huge Christmas Eve party 3,000 miles away in Los Angeles. Starring: Haylie Duff, Chris Carmac, Stephen Colletti, Bianca Lawson, Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo

  • Summoned (2013)

    Summoned (2013)

    Five years ago, Laura Alcott and eleven other jurors found the notorious serial killer Simon Bourdias guilty of capital murder, and he was sentenced to death. But now, mysterious things are beginning to happen to the jury members and tragedies claim the lives of one after the other. Laura realizes these deaths are not a coincidence as she begins to investigate the murders with the help of Detective Callendar and Detective Fletcher. Soon, she will uncover a dangerous truth - like each juror before her, Laura is also being SUMMONED.


    SUMMONED stars Cuba Gooding Jr, Ashley Scott and Bailey Chase

  • The Dog Who Saved The Holidays (2012)

    The Dog Who Saved The Holidays (2012)

    It's a sun-soaked holiday season for the Bannister family as they travel to Southern California to stay with Aunt Barbara (Shelley Long), who surprises them with a new puppy named Eve (voiced by Peyton List). Everyone is smitten with Eve -- except for the Bannister's dog, Zeus (voiced by Joey Lawrence), who sees what a mischievous animal she is when no one else is around. After deciding to run away, Zeus sees Ted and Stewey, two thrifty thieves, trying to break into the family home while the Bannisters are at church. It's up to Zeus and his newest sister Eve to join together to save the holidays for their family!


    Starring: Dean Cain, Joey, Shelley Long, Joey Lawrence,

  • BroadwayHD

    BroadwayHD

     


    BroadwayHD is extending the reach of live theater. This exciting new series makes Broadway shows available to everyone. Nothing can take the place of live theater but high definition (HD) cameras can capture the excitement of a NYC Broadway performance in front of an audience and bring it to movie screens around the world. If you missed a sold out show or limited engagement or just didn't get to New York for the latest hit Broadway show check out www.broadwayHD.com to see when it comes to a movie theater in your town. If you can't get to Broadway get to BroadwayHD.

  • The Dog Who Saved Halloween

    The Dog Who Saved Halloween

    Zeus (voiced by Joey Lawrence) and the Bannister family have moved into a new home just in time for Halloween! When Zeus and George (Gary Valentine of ''The King of Queens'') decide to investigate a creepy neighbor (Lance Henriksen of Aliens), they discover a scary dog (voiced by Mayim Bialik of ''Blossom'' and ''The Big Bang Theory''), a haunted house and form a surprising partnership with a familiar pair of bumbling burglars (Dean Cain and Joey ''Coco'' Diaz). Can Zeus bust some ghosts, find a missing cat and face his biggest fear, all in time to go trick or treating? Elisa Donovan (''Sabrina the Teenage Witch'') and Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds) star in this all-new thrills & chills adventure from the creators of The Dog Who Saved Christmas and The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation.

Plays

  • Top Hat

    Top Hat

     


    The first ever stage adaptation of the 1935 smash hit RKO film Top Hat, which starred Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This will tour the UK throughout 2011.  http://www.tophatonstage.com/home/


     

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    A Moment in Time

     


    Utilizing songs from John Denver, one of America's most cherished songwriters and performers, A MOMENT IN TIME, is about a marine in Afganistan who, moments before a battle, recalls a safer, happier place. Vist the official website http://amomentintimemusical.com/ 


     

  • Romeo & Juliet

    Romeo & Juliet

     


    Orlando Bloom and two-time Tony Award® nominee Condola Rashad turn up the heat this fall as Broadway’s hottest, rule-breaking, heart-aching couple, Jealousy. Prejudice. Betrayal. And the chance that true love could actually conquer all. It could only be the greatest love story of all time, and now, for the first time in over 36 years, you can see it live on Broadway in a stunningly modern production from five-time Tony® nominee David Leveaux.

  • In the Wings

    In the Wings

    A new comedy by Stewart F. Lane

    "If anyone should be well-versed in the ingredients that make a hit, it's Stewart F. Lane, the force behind nearly a dozen Broadway successes! One walks away mightily entertained." -Time Out New York

  • If It Was Easy

    If It Was Easy

    A new comedy by Stewart F. Lane and Ward Morehouse III

    (published by Performing Books, Best New Play Nomination, American Theatre Critics Association)

    "If It Was Easy... seems to be a throwback to another era, an era it cherishes; it's comparable to a screwball comedy. It pays tribute to the world of Broadway..." -Show Business



A Moment in Time

Utilizing songs from John Denver, one of America's most cherished songwriters and performers, A MOMENT IN TIME, is about a marine in Afganistan who, moments before a battle, recalls a safer, happier place. The new musical received its world premiere at the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center in New York, June 2010.

www.amomentintimemusical.com

On DVD

Let's Put On A Show! DVD

The DVD based on Stewart F. Lane's book is now available.

The grand master, Mr. Broadway himself, is at your side to help you to avoid common pitfalls and orchestrate the success of our show-whether you're working in a high school, college, community, or regional theatre.

Black Broadway

provides an entertaining, poignant history of a Broadway of which few are aware. By focusing a spotlight on both performers long forgotten and on those whom we still hold dear, this unique book offers a story well worth telling.