November 26, 2013
Broadway Matilda's, Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, and Milly Shapiro as well as Kerry Ingram (West End Matilda), Carly Paige Baron (Mary Poppins), Colin Critchley (Kinky Boots, Waiting For Godot), Emma Howard (Matilda), Sawyer Nunes (Matilda), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), Julianna Rigoglioso (Mary Poppins, Far From Heaven), Abigail Shapiro (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Hayden Signoretti (Mary Poppins, Richard III), took part in in Cabaret for a Cause on November 25th. The event was held at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre to raise money for Shifting Shakespeare.Photo Coverage: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's CIRCLE OF DREAM Showcase with Billy Porter & More!
November 26, 2013
Broadway dreams came true for sixty-four students from across the country when they perform alongside their Broadway idols in BDF's Circle of Dreams NYC Showcase at New World Stages. BDF teaches the next generation of musical theater performers how to kick start their career through unique, week-long performance intensives taught by Broadway's brightest stars and savvy industry insiders. Sixty-four exceptional students were nominated from each of the six cities BDF visited this summer to showcase their talents before an audience of the industry's top casting directors, agents and directors. The Broadway Dreams Foundation's 'Circle of Dreams NYC Showcase,' directed by Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima, featured Broadway favorites Tituss Burgess, Joey Contreras, Craig D'Amico, Greg Graham, Deidre Goodwin, Tyler Hanes, Greg Haney, Luke Hawkins, Syke Mattox, Liz McCartney, Nancy Opel, Nicholas Rodriguez and Matthew Scott. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below!Photo Coverage: Inside THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Box Office Opening Festivities!
November 26, 2013
The box office of the newly renovated Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) opened yesterday, November 25, 2013, for The Bridges of Madison County, which will begin performances on Friday, January 17, 2014. The opening night is set for Thursday, February 27, 2014. Rehearsals will begin Monday, December 9, 2013. In celebration of the opening, customers who visited the box office between 10AM and 11AM were entered to win a special, grand prize - an original love song, written and performed by Jason Robert Brown. In addition, the first 25 people in line received special The Bridges of Madison County gift bags. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos below!Photo Coverage: James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, Taran Killam & More Take Part in 2013 24 HOUR PLAYS
November 21, 2013
Montblanc presented the 13th annual performance of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway earlier this week. An annual benefit event produced by the 24 Hour Company and Freestyle Picture Company for Urban Arts Partnership, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway attracts some of entertainment's biggest names as they join forces to participate in an extreme rite of theater: writing, directing, and performing 6 original short plays, all in just 24 hours. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below!Photo Coverage: Inside the 2013 Artios Awards with Aaron Tveit, Orlando Bloom & More!
November 20, 2013
The Casting Society of America (CSA) announced the winners of the organization's 29th Annual Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting, given in 22 categories including film, television and theater. The CSA feted their own on Monday, November 18, 2013 with award ceremonies held simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge in New York. BroadwayWorld was at the New York Ceremony and you can check out photo coverage below!Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with MURDER FOR TWO!
November 19, 2013
Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the hit new musical comedy MURDER FOR TWO in early 2014. MURDER FOR TWO, which was a hit at Second Stage Theatre Uptown before transferring to New World Stages, has already extended its run through March 16, 2014. The album will be produced by Joel Moss with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer. Sign up to pre-order at www.sh-k-boom.com/murderfortwo.html. The cast was in the recording studio yesterday and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from behind the scenes below!Photo Coverage: Hunter Foster, Jennifer Cody & More Celebrate 50 Years of Goodspeed Musicals
November 12, 2013
Last night, November 11, hundreds of actors, directors, choreographers and designers reunited in honor of Goodspeed Musicals 50th Anniversary, at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Lobby. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage below!Photo Coverage: Steven Pasquale, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Get Redemption at LET ME TRY THAT AGAIN Concert
November 5, 2013
Great performers relived their terrible performances to benefit The Performing Arts Project. On, November 3rd at Joe's Pub, Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County, 'Do No Harm', 'Rescue Me') hosted an evening of fabulous performers sharing video of their most embarrassing moments onstage and then redeeming themselves by recreating that moment live on stage. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert and you can check out photos below!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of York Theatre Company's JACK
November 4, 2013
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), just launched its 'New2NY' Series with a concert presentation of the musical Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy, with Book and Lyrics by Will Holt and Tom Sawyer, Music by Will Holt, based on an original concept by Tom Sawyer. Directed by Igor Goldin, and with Music Direction by Matt Castle, the cast features Frank Anderson, Wilson Bridges, Patrick Cummings, Jessica Grove, Julia Johanos, Anne Kanengeiser, Erick Pinnick, Lauren Sterling, Debra Walton, and William Zeffiro. Stephen Lee Anderson has replaced the previously announced Walter Charles. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside opening night below!Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune, Barbara Cook & More Salute Sheldon Harnick
October 29, 2013
Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, and and Honorary Chairs Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim and Maury Yeston honored legendary lyricist, librettist and composer Sheldon Harnick last night, October 28. Starring in the Musical Salute were Kennedy Center Award Honoree/Tony Award winner Barbara Cook, four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, record setting multi-Tony Award winner Harold Prince, beloved TV and Stage Icon Charlotte Rae, multiple Academy, Grammy, Drama Desk Award winner Stephen Schwartz, Academy and Grammy Award winner David Shire and nine time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune among others. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below!Photo Coverage: Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James & More Launch NY Pops Ambassadors
October 22, 2013
Last night, The New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke and Board Member Kelli O'Hara launched the new PopsEd Ambassadors initiative, which connects The New York Pops network of talented guest artists with its transformative music education programs. PopsEd music programs provide children throughout the five boroughs of New York City with opportunities to be inspired by music and to ultimately foster a life-long appreciation for the arts. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out complete coverage below!Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Donates to Human Rights Watch
October 2, 2013
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will stand with the Russian LGBT community and to support one of the great advocates for human rights, Human Rights Watch, in their work to end discrimination and abuse against the LGBT community in Russia. The producers of The Great Comet just made a donation of $10,000 plus all food and beverage sales from the show's first performance in the Theater District. In addition, they contributed all proceeds from a special first night after-party beginning 11pm this Friday, September 27. BroadwayWorld brings you photos form the special event below!Photo Coverage: Bebe Neuwirth, Bianca Marroquin & Cast of CHICAGO Celebrate 7,000th Performance
September 27, 2013
It's the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It's now in its 17th record-breaking year on the Great White Way. It's been seen in over 30 countries and in 12 different languages worldwide since 1996. It's currently playing to packed houses in cities across the country in its newly-launched 15th national touring production. And on Tuesday, September 24, the Tony Award-winning stage musical sensation Chicago reached another extraordinary milestone with its 7,000th performance on Broadway! Check out a look back at the celebration below!Photo Coverage: CLOSER THAN EVER Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble
September 23, 2013
The original cast of the York Theatre Company 2012 revival production of the classic Off-Broadway hit musical Closer Than Ever just renuited for the official New York release of the new cast recording on the Jay Record Label. The cast, joined by music director Andrew Gerle and David Shire, performed selections from the 2-CD recording at Barnes & Noble, and you can check out photos from the special appearance below!Photo Coverage: THE LITTLE MERMAID's Jodi Benson Visits NEWSIES!
September 23, 2013
Newsies is currently in its second year on Broadway and is still bringing audiences to their feet nightly at the Nederlander Theatre. Jodi Benson, who voiced 'Ariel' in Disney's animated feature 'The Little Mermaid,' stopped by the show and posed with the cast backstage. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos below!Photo Coverage: Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & Billy Porter Take Part in Talkback at KINKY BOOTS
September 23, 2013
Just last night, Stephen Oremus (Kinky Boots' Musical Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator) moderated a conversation between Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics) and Billy Porter about the Kinky Boots Original Broadway Cast Recording, and creating the music behind the smash hit musical. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage below!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Horizons' MR. BURNS
September 17, 2013
Playwrights Horizons presents its New York premiere production of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, a new play byAnne Washburn, with music by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman. Directed by Steve Cosson, the Obie Award-winning Artistic Director of The Civilians, Mr. Burns is being presented as the first production of Playwrights Horizons' 2013/2014 Season. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the festivities below!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening of THAT FACE: THE ART OF KEN FALLIN
September 13, 2013
Gallery New World Stages, located at 343 West 49th Street, presents THAT FACE: THE ART OF KEN FALLIN - Broadway, Hollywood & Wall Street. Curated by Bernard Stote, this exhibit will feature over 75 original works of Caricature Art of popular cultural icons from Broadway community, Hollywood, politics, and Wall Street. Check out photos from the opening below!Photo Coverage: La Toya Jackson Joins Cast of NEWSICAL!
September 4, 2013
Just last night, La Toya Jackson joined the cast of off Broadway's smash comedy, NEWSical The Musical for one week only. NEWSical The Musical is the forever changing, completely un-sanitized musical mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof. From Honey Boo Boo to Paula Deen, Andrew Weiner to A-Rod, marriage equality to Kim and Kanye's baby North West, NEWSical The Musical sets all of today's biggest pop culture headlines to song. NEWSical The Musical plays daily (except Thursdays) at Theatre Row on 42nd Street. BroadwayWorld was there for her opening night and you can check out photo coverage below!Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez & the Cast of FIRST DATE!
August 13, 2013
Just yesterday it was announced that the original Broadway cast of First Date, the critically acclaimed new romantic musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, will be recorded. Executive produced by Altar Identity Studios, the album will be recorded and released by Yellow Sound Label, produced by Michael Croiter and Dominick Amendum and will be available through Amazon, iTunes and everywhere music is sold in the fall of 2013. The cast was in the recording studio yesterday and you can check out photos below!