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BWW TV: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS by YouTube Sensation Natalie Weiss to Join Lineup of Exclusive BroadwayWorld.com TV Shows

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest, most comprehensive theatre site on the net, is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its line-up of original, engaging, star-filled TV programs. Joining such series hits as Bruce Kimmel's Outside the Box, Cutting Edge Composers Corner, Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow, Backstage with Richard Ridge, and more, will be YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss with her hit series that's sure to entertain - BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS. The series will premiere on Friday, October 4th with the first in a countdown of our 5 favorite episodes, with new shows coming in November. Check out a fun-filled highlight reel below!

"With nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube, Weiss is an immense and popular talent with whom we've been looking to do something with on BroadwayWorld.com for some time" said CEO Robert Diamond, "and when the opportunity came up to begin exclusively running one of my personal favorites - we jumped on it."

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.

Natalie recently completed a 2 1/2 year run performing multiple ensemble roles on the Les Mis 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, was an American Idol season 4 semi-finalist, and has performed the National Anthem at both, Cowboys Stadium, and Shea Stadium, and released a self-titled debut CD in early 2011. She's also been performing sold out solo concerts, and master classes, across the country.

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Breaking Down the Riffs BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS is a hit web series featuring YouTube Sensation, Natalie Weiss, “breaking down” her favorite riffs for singers of all skill levels. From Beyonce 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"

Natalie recently completed a 2 1/2 year run performing multiple ensemble roles on the Les Mis 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.