BWW TV: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS Premiere Countdown- Breaking Down Mariah Carey
BroadwayWorld.com, the largest, most comprehensive theatre site on the net, recently announced the newest addition to its line-up of original, engaging, star-filled TV programs- YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss with her hit series that's sure to entertain - BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS. New shows are coming in November, but until then, we countdown our 5 favorite episodes. In the below installment, Natalie breaks down the crazy Mariah riff from "Lead The Way" (from Glitter) with Lauren Wiley, who plays Cosette in the US national tour of "Les Miserables".
BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS features YouTube Sensation, Natalie Weiss, "breaking down" her favorite riffs for singers of all skill levels. From Beyoncé to Smokie Norful, Natalie fearlessly and systematically tackles complicated riffs with her quirky sense of humor and positive attitude, making even the most impossible sounding riffs approachable, fun, and easy to learn. The show's motto: With a little practice and determination, ANYONE CAN RIFF! #BDTR" The series is co-produced, shot and edited by Ben Gunderson.
Watch for brand new arrangements of pop favorites, highlights from her EP and maybe even an interactive "Breaking Down The Riffs" segment when YouTube sensation, Broadway's Natalie Weiss makes her NYC "Concert Comeback" for one night only at 54 Below! You've watched her dance through the Ozdust Ballroom in Wicked, she survived the French revolution in Les Miz, she's shared the stage with Sherie Rene Scott inEveryday Rapture and you tuned in to watch her on American Idol when she was a season four semifinalist. Now, the creator of the wildly popular web series, "Breaking Down the Riffs", returns to the NYC concert stage after 3 years, and does some riffing of her own at 54 Below. CLICK HERE for tickets.
Natalie recently completed a 2 1/2 year run performing multiple ensemble roles on the Les Miserables 25th anniversary tour. In 2010, she made her Broadway debut understudying the Menonettes in Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott. She also performed in the ensemble and understudied Elphaba in the 2nd national tour of Wicked. Natalie was an American Idol season 4 semi-finalist, has performed the National Anthem at Cowboys & Shea Stadium, but is most well known for her Youtube videos. She has gained an international following from her performance videos & popular web series, "Breaking Down The Riffs", which have collectively reached over 3 million views. Natalie released her self-titled debut CD in early 2011 and has been giving sold out solo concerts and master classes across the country.
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