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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.  
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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. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Destiney's Child with 'Pitch Perfect' star Ben Platt. Check out the full episode below!
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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. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Christina Aguilera with Jessica Keenan Wynn. Check out the full episode below!
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I am so honored and thrilled to be the first guest So You Think You Can Dance recapper for BWW! It is now 2:15 A.M. and I am putting together my A.D.D. notes into cohesive sentences after watching tonight's episode on DVR. (I got home at midnight from judging the semi-finals of the weekly competition, 'So You Think You Can Belt' at the West End Theatre uptown) It's pretty ironic that they're on the same night of the week.
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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. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down riffs of Leona Lewis with Laura Osnes. Check out the full episode below!
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May 9, 2014

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. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down riffs with Amber Iman. Check out the full episode below!
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April 25, 2014

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. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Fantasia with Julie Benko. Check out the full episode below!
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March 28, 2014

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. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of India Arie. Check out the full episode below!
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February 21, 2014

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. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Carrie Manolakos with Natalie Beck. Check out the full episode below!
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January 31, 2014

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. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Christina Aguilera with Morgan Karr. Check out the full episode below!
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January 3, 2014

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. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of The Broadway Boys with Shawn Molko. Check out the full episode below!
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December 20, 2013

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. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Beyonce with Honey Ribar. Check out the full episode below!
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December 6, 2013

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. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Jojo with Shauna Goodgold. Check out the full episode below!
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November 22, 2013

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. We are excited to exclusively bring you the season premiere, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Jessie J with Dame Lily. Check out the full episode below!
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November 8, 2013

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. Below, we bring you the season premiere, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Ferras with Eric Shorey.
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November 1, 2013

In the below installment, Natalie breaks down the riffs of Tori Kelly with 16 year-old Cristina Oeschger.
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October 25, 2013

In the below installment, Natalie breaks down riffs with old friend Nathan Gardner.
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October 18, 2013

In the below installment, Natalie breaks down riffs with special guest Marcus D'Angelo.
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October 12, 2013

In the below installment, Natalie breaks down three difficult/advanced/awesome Jazmine Sullivan riffs with Brittney Johnson from the ensemble of 'Les Miserables'.
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October 4, 2013

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'.
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September 30, 2013

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.