The Women Who Compose for Broadway
Debuts at The Triad Theatre

(NYC, NY).  The Women Who Compose for Broadway – A Musical Entertainment featuring the music of Nell Benjamin, Nancy Ford, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Brenda Russell, Lucy Simon, Kay Swift, Jeanine Tesori, and more, will perform for one special performance December 9, 2017, 4pm at the Triad Theatre.

Over the course of the last century little recognition has been given to the women who have composed Broadway scores.  Additionally, there are a comparatively small number of female composers in musical theatre due to the barriers they faced have faced.  Marjorie Hayes, creator of the event, was inspired by their stories and decided to shine a light on these ground-breaking women who have made their mark on the Broadway stage.  By using only these women’s songs, with a bit of historical context, the show celebrates the depth, breadth, and wit of their heart-stopping music. 

The musical evening features Broadway and regional favorites, Peter Kendall Clark (New York City Opera), Marc delaCruz (If/Then), Marjorie Hayes (Casa Manana), Madelyn Claire Lego (Southern Colorado Rep Theatre), Brandi Chavonne Massey (Wicked, The Lion King, The Color Purple, Jekyll and Hyde, Caroline or Change), and Rachel Zatcoff (The Phantom of the Opera).  Music direction by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld (Spring Awakening 1st national tour, Friends! The musical parody).

The Women Who Compose for Broadway is conceived by Marjorie Hayes, award winning actor and director, former U.S. Senior Fulbright-Hays Scholar, Artslink Grant recipient and current Fellow of the UNT Institute for the Advancement for the Arts.   This production is partially funded by the University of North Texas Institute for the Advancement for the Arts.


Tickets: $20 + 2 drink min, Students: $10 + 2 drink min.
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Twitter: @marjoriehayes

PRESS RELEASE: WWCB Press Release 11-20



Thrilled to be directing [Title of Show] for Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre.  This is an incredible company of actors and creatives in the the beautiful southern Rockies.

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I am honored to announce that I have been name

for Fall 2017. I am so appreciative of the support UNT has given my research and artistic work: Scholarly and Creative Activity Award, Mentoring Grant, Development Leave and now this grant for semester leave, living expenses and project costs


Honored as one of the Best Productions of 2016
“Hayes gave a remarkable, nuanced performance as an embittered mother attempting to reconcile blame with forgiveness while on an unexpected personal odyssey towards restored hope.”


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Marjorie Hayes stars as Katherine in the regional premiere of Terrence McNally’s MOTHERS AND SONS


Marjorie Hayes receives Micro-Mentoring Grant

Hayes will study with Marishka Wierzbicki, one of two Voice Teachers working with Liz Caplan in New York City. The Liz Caplan team serves as in-house vocal coaches for many Broadway shows. They focus on the vocal techniques required for clear, bright, and precise singing used in contemporary musical theatre.
The Mentoring Grant Program provides financial to help faculty gain institutional knowledge, support teaching and/or research efforts, develop professional networks, and promote diversity.


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Come Join us for an Anti-Holiday songfest!
Front Line Cabaret’s

50 Shades of Yule!

See clip:


2015-12-13 (2)I have just received an UNT Scholarly and Creative Award to conduct research on Women Theatre Composers. Looks like I’ll be back in NYC this summer 2016!

I’m off to South Korea! I will be directing the Korean professional premiere of Tracy Lett’s play KILLER JOE for a summer opening. This is a co-production between Theatre Company Ka Byun and T&B Company, two professional theatresin Seoul.KJ wider~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Love singing with these people.  This group is smokin’!

Excited to join the gang at Front Line Productions Saturday 9/20/14!


Coming soon!  Off to Poland for a series of new Cabaret Concerts!


the festival of one actor

Wroclaw’s Town Hall in the Rynek Ratusz

And Piwnica Pod Baranami (The Cellar under the Sign of the Ram) the famous cabaret of Polish counter culture in Krakow.  

Lodged in a cellar built in the middle ages.

TOUR DATES – FINDING HOME (ODNALEZIONY DOM) 13 X  Wroclaw Ad Spectatores   Browar Mieszczanski 16 X Jelenia Gora Teatr im.C.K.Norwida 19 X Boleslawiec Teatr Stary 21 X Wroclaw WROSTJA  *Wroclawskie Spotkania Teatrow Jednego Aktora 22 X Olesnica   Miejski Osrodek Kultury  i Sportu 24 X Kraków Piwnica pod Baranami 26 X  Poznan Teatr Ósmego Dnia


Click to see Picasso Preview Trailer – Marjorie Hayes, Director

Picasso at the Lapin Agile 

By Steve Martin  Marjorie Hayes, Director February 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8 @ 7:30 pm and Matinees March 3 & 9 @ 2pm, 2013     UNT Theatre, Denton, Texas “Wild and Crazy Guy” Steve Martin takes us to a Parisian bar in 1904, where the young Picasso and Einstein are just a few years away from creations that will change the course of the 20th century.  Mix in some chic girls, a savvy art dealer and a clever barkeep and the stage is set for the sublime and ridiculous.  Come see the genius boys duel to decide which is most influential: art, science or pop culture!


Wedding BandsEcho Reads…

WEDDING BAND A Love/Hate Story in Black and White by Alice Childress

Directed by Marjorie Hayes

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 – 7:30 PM at the Bath House Cultural Center In the summer of 1918, there is a World War in Europe and a smaller war in South Carolina. Julie is an African-American seamstress. Herman is a Caucasian who has kept company with her for years. As their growing attraction accelerates into an affair, they must deal with the prejudices and wrath of ignorance in early 20th century America. The performance will be followed by a salon discussion with the director and cast.



Featuring Bradley Campbell, Angela Davis, Marjorie Hayes, and Randy Pearlman,

Larry Miller, Musical Director

at the Italian Inn in Fort Worth, Texas

July 23, 2012


Watch for Marjorie in TWO shows in June 2012!!!

Garland Summer Musicals presents

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic

S O U T H   P A C I F I C


June 15th -17th and June 22nd – 24th, 2012.

a lead soloist in


Directed by Tony Award Winner Betty Buckley

A benefit concert for the Modern Museum of Art, Fort Worth

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19th and 20th, 2012


New Shows!

Marjorie Hayes in Taking Chances

Out of the Loop Festival at Watertower Theatre, Dallas, Texas

Thursday, March 3, 7:30pm

Saturday, March 5, 8pm

Sunday, March 6, 7:30pm

Bistro Awards Review

By Roy Sander “Taking Chances” The Duplex, NYC – July 18, 20, 2010 “In her recent engagement at The Duplex, actress/singer Marjorie Hayes proved herself to be an artist of considerable depth and subtlety, with a voice capable of giving color to a wide range of life’s experiences…. “Hayes’s theatrical acumen was evident throughout the evening. (She has an impressive body of international theatre accomplishments to her credit.) Her connection with her material was organic, and her presentation was assured, confident, and never dramatically or emotionally overstated. Her artistry had a cumulative impact, so perhaps only at the end of the evening was one fully aware of the richness of her artistic palette and the control with which she employed it…… “She delivered a distinctive and distinguished rendition of “Bill” …in a sense it was straightforward, but running through it was a stream of heartfelt sentiment that gave the piece a warm glow. It was an object lesson in how a singer can put his stamp on a song without resorting to gimmicks or eccentric arrangements. This was only the second rendition of “Bill” that I can recall that achieved what I refer to as the “aaah! quality.” She did superb work with two songs by Leonard Cohen. “Blue Alert” is an extraordinary piece that uses military combat as a metaphor for the effect a woman can have on a man. I’d say that her performance was understated, but, it would be more accurate to say that it was beautifully stated. Her rendition of “Hallelujah” was quite possibly the best I’ve ever heard; it was certainly the most emotionally textured and one of the very few in which I thought the singer had a clue what the song is about. “……. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Taking Chances, NYC

Marjorie Hayes in Taking Chances, The Duplex, NYC, July 20, 2010

“…she reeled me in and I was hooked…… “Miss Hayes truly shines with theatrical songs that let her fully inhabit specific characters. Billy Elliot’s “Grandma’s Song,” complete with appropriate accent, was thus a major winner. Another accent (Russian, and broad like the humor of the song) was employed for “Vodka.” Cheers! Rob Lester

Cabaret Scenes

Come Join Us in LA and NYC!

Taking Chances

Based in Dallas, this international artist makes her LA/NYC cabaret debut with an eclectic mix of spirited and potent songs that celebrate the “bits of beauty everywhere” (Leonard Cohen).   Her earthy voice gives heart to ballads, rock, blues, and her favorite story songs. As an actress, she has worked Off-Broadway, in regional theatres, and film. The UNT professor performed her solo concert “Song Stories From Home” at the Non-Stop Festival in Poland.  She was a lead soloist in “Story Songs” for Imagination Celebration directed by Tony-award winner Betty Buckley.  Last summer she sang at the International Cabaret Conference at Yale.  Musical Director and co-creator Michele Brourman.  Erv Raible directs. Legendary Broadway star and Tony Award winner BETTY BUCKLEY affirms“Marjorie Hayes is a one of a kind actress/singer evoking shades of Lotte Lenya. She is a powerful & subtle dramatic actress and wonderful singer. “A dynamic performer” says Tony nominee and cabaret favorite SHARON McNIGHT. Hayes’ singing storytelling had Polish  reviewers stating “lyrical and expressive”and “5 stars out of 5.” Hayes’ hilarious interpretation of Sondheim’s “The Ladies Who Lunch” … made us, temporarily at least, forget Elaine Stritch. That’s some feat,” THEATREJONES.COM says. APPEARING IN LOS ANGELES:


An intimate New York-style supper club that has hosted cabaret performances for over 20 years

Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10  at 9pm Address: 7066 Santa Monica Blvd. (East of La Brea Ave), West Hollywood, CA 90038   Street parking (or in mall across the street). Phone: (323) 467-7444  Reservations suggested.   No website. Costs: $15 cover charge and 2-drink minimum. Drink minimum waived and tables guaranteed with dinner reservations.  Appetizers – Entrees: $10-25 estimate. Food: Dinner served from 7 p.m. Showtime at 9pm. Accompanist: Music Director Michele Brourman on the piano.   APPEARING IN NEW YORK CITY:


Celebrating over 50 years of continuous entertainment!

New York City’s world famous cabaret, is located in the heart of Greenwich Village in Manhattan.

Sunday July 18 and Tuesday July 20 (7pm) Address: 61 Christopher Street (at 7th Ave.), NYC Phone: (212) 255-5438Reservations suggested. Costs:$ 15 cover & a 2 Drink Minimum.   $10 cover for MAC, Cabaret Hotline, Yale Cabaret, UNT & a 2 Drink Minimum. Accompanist: Paul Trueblood on the piano.

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6 Responses to Currently

  1. Toni White Moncrief says:

    You’re wonderful! I’m so proud of you! We hope you have a blast and enjoy every minute in CA. Know that we’re cheering you on from a distance. Steve and Toni Moncrief

  2. Al Keep says:

    I attended your performance at the Gardenia last Saturday. Yooau were/are fabulous. Your choice of songs was great also.
    Keep me apprised of future performances in the LA area in the future.

    Al Keep

  3. Torry Alpizar says:

    Your performance at the Gardenia was so entertaining, I wished the show could extend another hour. Your songs and story telling evoked many emotions in me, and your charismatic personality drew the audience to you like moths to a flame. This cabaret is a must see, and will leave the viewer in a contented, joyous mind-set.

  4. With the limited time I have to go out, your show was the best few hours I’ve spent in a long, long time. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. That was me sitting with Jimmy H. and Carole, howling and cheering.

  5. Susan Treadwell says:

    Bravo Marjorie, for following your bliss; for carving a path that is original; and for performing with talent, intelligence, creativity and wit! In essence, for sharing your infinite gifts. You have a beautiful voice (and funny stories, too!) Now that’s entertainment.

  6. Bill Kopeny says:

    Great hearing about you. I love Betty Buckley (who obviously loves you), and I also love the songs of Leonard Cohen. Can you send me a list of your dates and cities? I travel alot for work now. Currently I have a case in Boston, New Hampshire, Seattle, and Chicago. I’d love to see you work.

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