Kevin Thomas Garcia
November 12, 2013
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The National Theatre first opened its doors in 1963 at the Old Vic, under Laurence Olivier. 800 productions later, they are marking their half-century with a short season celebrating the remarkable people and plays that have made the NT one of the most cherished and creative of great British institutions. last night, a private reception, panel discussion, and screening was held for Live From The National Theatre: 50 Years On Stage. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below!Photo Coverage: Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 5,000th Performance
November 10, 2013
Broadway's long running hit Mamma Mia! celebrated 5,000 performances at its new home at The Broadhurst Theatre with a special performance yesterday, November 9th. Check out a look back at the celebration with the cast, crew, and creators below!Photo Coverage: Kyle Dean Massey, Natalie Weiss & More Sing Bobby Cronin at 54 Below
October 30, 2013
After many sold-out concerts throughout NYC and London (including Birdland, Joe's Pub, and headlining the Songbook Series at Lincoln Center & St. James Theatre), award-winning composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin made his full-concert 54 Below debut with songs from his musicals: W2ML (under a Broadway option), Sunset City (Running Deer Theatre Lab 2013), The Concrete Jungle (workshop March 2014), Daybreak (London's Tristan Bates Theatre 2012), and 'Til Death Do Us Part (2012 Alec Baldwin Fellowship Winner) on last night, October 29. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the concert event below!Exclusive Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Supports BC/EFA with #Thinkofme Shirts
October 14, 2013
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has been a proud part of the Broadway community for a quarter of a century, and in celebration of our 25th anniversary, the show lends its support to another icon of New York's theatrical community, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. PHANTOM has joined forces with Wears My Shirt to create a T-shirt that not only celebrates 'Phans,' but also raises funds and awareness about the life-saving work that Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS tirelessly provides for the theatre community we call home. Get your shirt today at: http://bit.ly/13jrplE.Photo Coverage: Kathleen Chalfant and Kate Mulgrew Host Vineyard Theatre's Emerging Artists Luncheon
October 4, 2013
Kathleen Chalfant and Kate Mulgrew just hosted the Vineyard Theatre's annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on yesterday, Oct. 3 at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. The event featured the presentation of the 2013 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to Christopher Chen, a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include THE HUNDRED FLOWERS PROJECT and other plays. Check out photos from the special event below!Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas & PIPPIN Cast Perform at Apple Store
September 25, 2013
The cast of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN, including Matthew James Thomas, 2013 Tony Award winner Patina Miller, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones and Viktoria Grimmy,recently visited the Apple Store - Soho (103 Prince Street at Greene Street), performing songs from the show and participating in a moderated discussion. BroadwayWorld was there for the special appearance and you can check out photos from the festivities below!Photo Coverage: Constantine Maroulis, Montego Glover & More Celebrate 10 Years of The Canal Room!
September 18, 2013
Earlier this week, Broadway favorites gathered to celebrate the Canal Room's 10th anniversary with the Back To The Eighties Show along with Rock & Roll star Constantine Maroulis, Jessie's Girl and surprise celebrity guests. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos below!Photo Coverage: Calling All Von Trapps! Inside the Kids Audition for NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
September 17, 2013
As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, NBC's upcoming live broadcast of 'The Sound of Music' will feature a handful of Broadway veterans to join previously announced Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer. Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle have signed on to play Mother Abbess, Elsa Schrader and Max Dettweiler respectively. Over the weekend, hundreds of pint-sized hopefuls lined up for a chance to audition for a role as one of the Von Trapp children. BroadwayWorld was there for the open call and you can check out photos below!Photo Coverage: Lena Hall, Keala Settle & More in BROADWAY SINGS AMY WINEHOUSE!
September 12, 2013
On Monday night, some of Broadway's brightest talents sang completely new arrangements of the hits of Amy Winehouse in the most recent concert of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series. More than 20 Broadway performers were accompanied by a full band playing brand new, original orchestrations of the English singer's greatest songs. The concert is the fifth of the series; previously honored were Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Stevie Wonder. Below, check out photo coverage from the special concert!Photo Coverage: Roundabout Theatre Kicks Off Season with Casts of THE WINSLOW BOY, BAD JEWS & More!
September 11, 2013
Just last night, the casts and creative teams of Roundabout Theatre Company's fall shows (The Winslow Boy, Bad Jews, and Too Much, Too Much) gathered to kick off the upcoming seaon. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out complete photo coverage below!Photo Coverage: Rob McClure, Tony Danza & Paper Mill Playhouse's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Cast Give Performance Preview!
September 11, 2013
Paper Mill Playhouse will launch its 75th Anniversary Season with the world-premiere, Broadway-bound musical Honeymoon in Vegas, based on the Castle Rock Entertainment motion picture of the same title. Honeymoon in Vegas features music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, 13) and book by Andrew Bergman (director and screenwriter of the film). Gary Griffin (The Color Purple) will direct with original choreography by Denis Jones. The cast and creative team gave a special performance preview yesterday and you can check out complete photo coverage below!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature Theatre's STOP. RESET.
September 9, 2013
Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of stop. reset., running now through September 29, 2013. Opening was last night, September 8 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Check out photos from the big event below!Photo Coverage: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble!
September 6, 2013
Ghostlight Records just celebrated their Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY with an in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side (150 East 86th Street). The event featured original Broadway cast members Keith Carradine, Keala Settle, Janet Krupin, Corey March, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Jim Newman, Connie Ray, Jon Rua and Dale Soules. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below!Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA Welcomes Romantic Marriage Proposal on Stage!
September 5, 2013
Cinderella welcomed its first same sex proposal last night, September 4, directly following the 7:30pm show. The couple, Jason Aronne and Kunal Ghose, lives in San Diego and have been together for two years. Ghose said: 'Growing up in India you don't hear many western stories but you do read Cinderella and it left a lasting impression of finding 'happily ever after' on me. This would be a best place to start our happily ever after like Cinderella and her Prince.' BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below!Photo Coverage: MATILDA's Lesli Margherita Brings ALL HAIL THE QUEEN to Cutting Room
August 27, 2013
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN: THE BITCH IS BACK, the nightclub event starring Olivier Award Winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda the Musical, Zorro) which was previously scheduled for August 19th at XL, played Sunday night at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St.). Check out photos from inside the concert below!Photo Coverage: ONCE Cast Thanks Fans with Special Outdoor Performance!
August 23, 2013
ONCE, the Tony and Grammy Award winning Best New Musical, in in the midst of 'ONCE WEEK', during which the show is having a lottery to distribute 20 free tickets per performance. Fans are invited to come to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) for free events, prizes and a chance to win FREE tickets to the show. To celebrate the show's dedicated fans, the cast gave a special performance outside of the theatre yesterday and you can check out photos below!Photo Coverage: Oscar-Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. Unveils Sardi's Caricature!
August 23, 2013
Just yesterday, Cuba Gooding Jr. was joined by Sardi's president Max Klimavicius and cast members of Broadway's TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL to unveil his Sardi's caricature. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out complete photo coverage below!Photo Coverage: Meet The Company of Primary Stages 'Bronx Bombers'
August 22, 2013
Photo Coverage: Paige Davis and SPIDER-MAN Team Up for Operation Backpack!
August 16, 2013
Spider-Man from Broadway's high flying spectacular SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, along with 'Trading Spaces' and Broadway star Paige Davis (currently starring as Roxie Hart in Chicago), and countless volunteers organized and stuffed backpacks at Volunteers of America (VOA) Greater New York's Operation Backpack 'Sort Day' yesterday. For more information or to donate, visit www.OperationBackpackNYC.org. Check out photos from the special event below!Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Kicks Off XL's MONDAY MUSICALS
August 13, 2013
XL Nightclub has officially taken over Musical Mondays, which have been renamed as Monday Musicals, and kicked off with an exciting lineup of special events beginning with a performance by Tony Award winning Kinky Boots star Billy Porter who helped launch the series last night. BroadwayWorld was there for the first night and you can check out photo coverage below!