Mar
14
9:30pm 9:30pm

GUEST STAR: Tune in Time

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Laura will appear as a celebrity judge at The York Theatre's Tune In Time, aka "the Musical Theatre Olympics"! 

Tickets will be available here.

Also judging that night will be friends Nikka Graff-Lanzarone & Mo Brady of The Ensemblist!

Will it be a historical epic like Les Miz?
Something classic á la Rodgers & Hammerstein?
Or even [insert name of large theme-park owning mega-corporation-turned-Broadway-megalopolis here]?

In this “Musical Theater Olympics,” 3 teams of composers and lyricists who’ve never worked together are forced to collaborate – and to beat the clock. Their task? They must write a song from a new Broadway musical, the title of which is picked from a hatful of audience suggestions – in the style determined by a spin of the dreaded Genre Wheel. Can they write a TUNE IN TIME?

Hosted by Emily McNamara
Musical Direction by Nate Buccieri
Annoyingly Insistent Timekeeping by Sheila Head

Each edition of TUNE IN TIME features a different roster of musical theater composers and lyricists as well as a panel of celebrity judges.

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Feb
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

GUEST STAR: Making Mondays

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Laura will join the party with Jordan Roth & a fabulous contingent of Broadway personalities on the live Periscope show Making Mondays!

Follow & watch live here!

From the Wall Street Journal

It’s like having a peephole into an improv workshop brimming with Broadway insiders.

The theater gathering, known as “Making Mondays,” [is] broadcast from the iPhone of host and emcee, Mr. Roth, who is also president of Jujamcyn Theaters.

Launched in October as a weekly happening, “Making Mondays” has nothing to sell, though it does cultivate theater fans: Mr. Roth has more than 4,500 Periscope followers, many of whom interact by sending in ideas or tapping the screen, which produces a heart that signifies users’ appreciation. Some take snapshots and tweet to Mr. Roth, who has 23,700-plus Twitter followers.

The goal, he said, is to encourage idea-generating people to be spontaneously creative together. “So many of us spend our days in methodical, planned creativity or in sales of creative endeavors,” said Mr. Roth. “But the ability to come in a room, be inspired by who is around you and make something? That is liberating.”

“The concept of a traditional variety show, reinvented, is one of the most interesting and original ones we’ve seen on Periscope,” said the app’s community manager Lili Salzberg.

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Feb
14
3:00pm 3:00pm

TALKBACK: Core Artist Ensemble

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Laura will moderate a talkback with cast members & relationship experts following the 2/14 matinee performance of Core Artist Ensemble's presentation of "Adults Only," nine one-act plays by Dean Imperial

TBG Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York NY 10018. Tickets available here.

The audaciously funny comic writer Dean Imperial is getting the royal treatment as Core Artist Ensemble lavishes its attentions on him by producing an evening of his one-acts. 

Directed by Alex Correia, “Adults Only” allows Core (a youthful theatre collective 30 members strong) to get to the bottom of sex and relationships in today's post-metrosexual New York City.

Set in restaurants, at parties, in bedrooms, a rehearsal studio, and an emergency room, Imperial’s intelligent, incisive and often-touching comedies are packed with truly normal-seeming, functional and relatable characters. Their obsessions and proclivities could easily be claimed by countless New York strivers, neurotics, and connivers, just like you and me!

“Adults Only” is comprised of these one-acts: “Prix-Fixe;” “She’s Got It;” “The Socks;” “The Heart Attack;” “The Needle Through the Arm Trick;” “The Polish Starlet,” and “The Sleepover.”

The cast of 19 – Core to its core -- includes: Shane Allen; Tessa Borbridge; Tiffan Borelli; Rachel Casparian; Farrah Crane; Kara Dudley; John Egan; Jane Elias; Nathalie Frederick; Asa James, Katie Lawson; Rachael Lee; Matt Mundy; Matt Reeves; Eric Robertson; Theresa Rose; Nate Rollins; Sam Gilroy, and Quinn Vogt-Welch. The production stage manager is Kacey Gritters.

Scenic Designer: Edward T. Morris
Lighting Designer: Miriam Crowe
Sound Designer: Adam Platt
Costume Designer: Kayla Redd

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Feb
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

WORKSHOP: Twitter for Musical Theatre Writers

Laura will teach an intimate, one-hour workshop, designed specifically for theatre professionals who want to connect with their audiences in a genuine, relatable way. 

A FEW SPOTS REMAIN. EMAIL LAURA@LHEYWOODMEDIA.COM IF YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND

Learn how & why to:

  • Develop a consistent social media voice
  • Position yourself as a person instead of a product
  • Communicate in an intimate way without sacrificing your privacy
  • Create a community of fans based on their mutual interest in your art
  • Establish a loyal following through content that is approachable, entertaining, & sincere 
  • Use retweets, favorites, follows, & hashtags to enhance your online presence
  • Encourage engagement, announce events, & sell tickets

The workshop is intended for anyone identifying as a theatre professional (actor, writer, designer, blogger, etc.) and is open to all levels of professional experience.

Participants should have understand the basic fundamentals of Twitter before signing up. 
Beginners may familiarize themselves with these tips on How to Get Started: https://support.twitter.com/articles/215585

The workshop will be customized based on a short questionnaire sent to participants approximately one week in advance. The workshop is interactive, so please come ready to share and interact with other participants. There will be a Q&A following the workshop.

Participants receive a 30% discount on private consultation when booked on-site at the workshop. Participants receive a 20% discount on private consultation booked within one month of the workshop. All Participants will also receive a 20% discount on coaching to share with friends & family.

Strictly limited to 35 participants.

THIS WORKSHOP IS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THEATRE RESOURCES UNLIMITEDTheater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and best navigate the business of theater. Our membership roster includes self-producing artists as well as career producers. If you are a theater professional, take this opportunity to become a part of the leading professional development, mentorship and networking organization in the industry!

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Feb
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

GUEST STAR: Villain Deblanks Space Hole!

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Laura is the special guest star at Villain Deblanks, the hilarious murder mystery show starring Lesli Margherita, Kate Wetherhead, Jim Newman of The Village People, & more! 

The Triad Theatre, 158 W. 72nd Street. Tickets available here

Philip DeBlanks is dead!

The audience provides nouns, verbs, adjectives, desserts and body parts, and the actors provide the laughs — uncensored and unrehearsed — as the cast enacts the story using the words put in their mouths. It's "Clue" meets adult "Mad Libs," performed by some of the funniest people in show biz.

"OFF-THE-HOOK COMEDY!" –KABC-LA
Like a ride to summer camp in the back of a station wagon, each hilarious performance is ridiculously one-of-a-kind, and, best of all, the proceeds benefit some of our best loved charitable organizations. 

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Oct
30
to Oct 31

54 Below: GHOST LIGHT Halloween Show

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Laura will co-host this Halloween spectacular, with friend & collaborator Steve Schonberg (Huffington Post contributor & theater expert on NBC Today in New York) at 54 Below, late night on October 30.

Performers include Daisy Eagan (Tony Award winner, The Secret Garden), Ashley Park (Tuptim, The King and I), Christina Sajous (Arachne, Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark) and more! 

Did David Belasco’s ghost burst a pipe to flood his namesake theatre during rehearsals of Dracula the Musical? Does Bob Fosse really haunt the Lyceum, leaving behind a signature of cigarette smoke? Fact or fiction, this night of stories and songs will explore these incredible legends, with two of Broadway’s most colorful media personalities at the helm. Joining them will be celebrity friends and fellow Halloween enthusiasts from Broadway to share their own creepy anecdotes from backstage and sing a selection of songs to help fans get in the spirit, ranging from Broadway (“Fresh Blood”) to the American Songbook (“I Put A Spell On You,” “Witchcraft”), films (“This is Halloween”) to pop music (“Thriller,” “Monster Mash”), and beyond.

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Sep
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Workshop: TWITTER FOR THEATRE PEOPLE - Be Yourself to Sell Yourself

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Laura will teach an intimate, one-hour workshop, designed specifically for theatre professionals who want to connect with their audiences in a genuine, relatable way. 

Learn how & why to:

  • Develop a consistent social media voice
  • Position yourself as a person instead of a product
  • Communicate in an intimate way without sacrificing your privacy
  • Create a community of fans based on their mutual interest in your art
  • Establish a loyal following through content that is approachable, entertaining, & sincere 
  • Use retweets, favorites, follows, & hashtags to enhance your online presence
  • Encourage engagement, announce events, & sell tickets

The workshop is intended for anyone identifying as a theatre professional (actor, writer, designer, blogger, etc.) and is open to all levels of professional experience.

Participants should have understand the basic fundamentals of Twitter before signing up. 
Beginners may familiarize themselves with these tips on How to Get Started: https://support.twitter.com/articles/215585

The workshop will be customized based on a short questionnaire sent to participants approximately one week in advance. The workshop is interactive, so please come ready to share and interact with other participants. There will be a Q&A following the workshop.

Participants receive a 30% discount on private consultation when booked on-site at the workshop. Participants receive a 20% discount on private consultation booked within one month of the workshop. All Participants will also receive a 20% discount on coaching to share with friends & family.

Strictly limited to 35 participants.

A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS OF THIS EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO DGF, FOR ITS PROGRAMS SUPPORTING WRITERS. Each year, the Dramatists Guild Fund awards grants to nonprofit theatrical organizations across the country that produce works by contemporary American writers, provides emergency aid to writers facing illness or other unforeseen circumstances, and supports numerous educational programs and writing development opportunities for dramatists. www.dgfund.org

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Sep
25
to Sep 26

54 Below: TRIVIA NIGHT! Back to School edition

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Laura's popular Trivia Night returns to 54 Below, with plenty of prizes & surprises. 

Bummed you’re not going back to school this September? Missing back-to-school sales full of Lisa Frank folders and scented markers, or shopping for your first-day-of-class outfit? Eager to get back to studying but without worrying about textbook fees and homework? 

Use that mechanical pencil to mark the date in your student planner now – Broadway Trivia Night is back on September 25 at 11:30 PM in a special Back To School Edition! Hosted by Laura Heywood (@BroadwayGirlNYC), this late night trivia night features Broadway trivia of all sorts with a variety of surprises along the way. Leave your backpacks at home, but bring your appetite for delicious late night bites, drinks, and competition- with surprise guests and prizes (show tickets and more to be announced), it’s not a ‘class’ you want to skip!

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