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SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Steve Lawrence Clip From THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Steve Lawrence Clip From THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES
by Pat Cerasaro - August 12, 2015

A showbiz icon comments on a legendary TV institution!... (more...)
SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Bernadette Peters Clip From THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Bernadette Peters Clip From THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES
by Pat Cerasaro - August 14, 2015

A modern theatrical legend comments on an iconic TV institution!... (more...)
SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Chita Rivera Clip From THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Chita Rivera Clip From THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES
by Pat Cerasaro - August 10, 2015

A legendary leading lady reflects on an iconic TV institution!... (more...)
SOUND OFF World Premiere: Cheryl Freeman & More In 'Hard To Be Diva' Music Video From STARMITES At 54 Below SOUND OFF World Premiere: Cheryl Freeman & More In 'Hard To Be Diva' Music Video From STARMITES At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - August 09, 2015

A standout showstopper from STARMITES at 54 Below!... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10 Raddest & Baddest Rap Songs In Broadway History SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10 Raddest & Baddest Rap Songs In Broadway History
by Pat Cerasaro - August 05, 2015

Musical theatre is not generally known for being an early adopter of up-to-the-minute trends in popular music, particularly since the advent of rock n roll and the great divide between popular music and theatre music began in the 1950s. Nevertheless, the presence of modern music idioms in contempora... (more...)
SOUND OFF World Premiere: Emily Padgett & Tyce Green In 'Love Duet' Music Video From STARMITES At 54 Below SOUND OFF World Premiere: Emily Padgett & Tyce Green In 'Love Duet' Music Video From STARMITES At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - August 02, 2015

A memorable romantic moment from STARMITES at 54 Below!... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-Bending SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-Bending
by Pat Cerasaro - July 29, 2015

Lines are blurring. Gender-bending is seemingly everywhere these days, from high fashion ads to news coverage to I AM CAIT, Queen Latifah as The Wiz and beyond. Furthermore, one of the most provocative and popular stories of last week was the news of a Canadian regional production of A CHORUS LINE c... (more...)
SOUND OFF World Premiere: Jessica Hendy & More In 'Ravenous' Music Video From STARMITES At 54 Below SOUND OFF World Premiere: Jessica Hendy & More In 'Ravenous' Music Video From STARMITES At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - July 26, 2015

A sexy showstopper from STARMITES at 54 Below!... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10 Favorite Things About THE SOUND OF MUSIC SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10 Favorite Things About THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Pat Cerasaro - July 22, 2015

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC is one of the most oft-produced and popular musicals of all time and this week has welcomed both spectacular news and saddening news regarding the past, present and future of the beloved family-friendly musical. Iconic original leading man Theodore Bikel pa... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 More Norma Desmonds Ready For Their SUNSET BOULEVARD Close-Up SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 More Norma Desmonds Ready For Their SUNSET BOULEVARD Close-Up
by Pat Cerasaro - July 20, 2015

Last week, I selected ten top picks for a major headliner to star as Norma Desmond in a potential future stage and/or screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's Tony Award-winning Best Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD in honor of both the show's anniversary of its West End op... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Elegant Solutions For A New Norma Desmond In SUNSET BOULEVARD SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Elegant Solutions For A New Norma Desmond In SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Pat Cerasaro - July 15, 2015

With breaking news arising late last week of Glenn Close being considered for a return to her Tony Award-winning role in Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's Tony Award-winning Best Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD as well as the show's anniversary of its original West End world premiere... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals, Part 2 SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals, Part 2
by Pat Cerasaro - July 02, 2015

The BroadwayWorld community is nothing if not vocal and yesterday's critical column revealing my top picks for the most important gay musicals of all time inspired many reactions in the feedback, on Facebook and on social media, ranging from 'I LOVE LOVE LOVE COCO' to 'No FUN HOME?' to 'Where's THE ... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - July 01, 2015

The landmark Supreme Court ruling handed down late last week instating national legalization of marriage rights for all individuals is a cause celebre for the country at large, particularly the Broadway community who has vocally and vociferously fought for equal acceptance for all for decades. Given... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: I'm Your #1 Fan! Laurie Metcalf & 10 Terrifying MISERY Casting Suggestions SOUND OFF Special Edition: I'm Your #1 Fan! Laurie Metcalf & 10 Terrifying MISERY Casting Suggestions
by Pat Cerasaro - June 24, 2015

The hottest news of the week as far as plays for the new season are concerned is the surprise announcement that the mainstage adaptation of Stephen King's iconic best-selling novel and its subsequent Academy Award-winning feature film adaptation, MISERY, would be coming to Broadway with Hollywood he... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: 2015 Tony Awards In Review - A Spectacular Show Packed With Shocks & Surprises SOUND OFF Special Edition: 2015 Tony Awards In Review - A Spectacular Show Packed With Shocks & Surprises
by Pat Cerasaro - June 08, 2015

Tonight we recount the highs, lows and most memorable moments of the 2015 Tony Awards, which was once again presented at NYC landmark Radio City Music Hall and was hosted by fellow Tony Award winners Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth. Besides the fabulous festivities we have come to expect from Bro... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Marvelous Moments To Remember From The 2015 Theatre World Awards SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Marvelous Moments To Remember From The 2015 Theatre World Awards
by Pat Cerasaro - June 03, 2015

The 2014-2015 season has been jam-packed with exciting entertainment, fabulous stars and unforgettable nights that only live theatre can provide and this week one of the oldest awards institutions held their annual star-studded celebration honoring the best, brightest and, in many cases, newest top ... (more...)
SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Karla DeVito Closes TOTAL ECLIPSE With Acapella Stunner SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Karla DeVito Closes TOTAL ECLIPSE With Acapella Stunner
by Pat Cerasaro - June 01, 2015

A Meat Loaf classic done acapella!... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: Thrills, Chills & Ties - The Most Unique & Unusual Tony Awards Wins SOUND OFF Special Edition: Thrills, Chills & Ties - The Most Unique & Unusual Tony Awards Wins
by Pat Cerasaro - May 27, 2015

Awards shows are catnip for entertainment enthusiasts around the world not only because they are a celebration of the best of the breed in whatever medium or genre the presentation recognizes but also because a live telecast with so many stars and so many categories allows for ample room for enterta... (more...)
SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Justin Sargent, Dan Tracy & Constantine Maroulis Live At TOTAL ECLIPSE SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Justin Sargent, Dan Tracy & Constantine Maroulis Live At TOTAL ECLIPSE
by Pat Cerasaro - May 24, 2015

A Meat Loaf classic done by three theatre rockers!... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Biggest & Bloodiest Tony Awards Best Musical Battles SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Biggest & Bloodiest Tony Awards Best Musical Battles
by Pat Cerasaro - May 20, 2015

Bloodshed is par for the course during Tony Awards season, especially as it reaches its peak in the last handful of weeks leading up the big annual ceremony feting theatre's best, so today we take a look back at some of the absolute most brutal and tight Tony Award races for Best Musical in history.... (more...)
SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Constantine Maroulis Performs 'Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad' Live SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Constantine Maroulis Performs 'Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad' Live
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 2015

Earlier this month, ROCK OF AGES Tony nominee and AMERICAN IDOL finalist Constantine Maroulis joined with several other Broadway headliners at 54 Below for TOTAL ECLIPSE: THE MUSIC OF JIM STEINMAN and a brand new video of Maroulis's performance of BAT OUT OF HELL hit 'Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad' is ... (more...)
SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Justin Sargent & Ellen Foley Rock 'I'd Do Anything For Love' & More Live SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Justin Sargent & Ellen Foley Rock 'I'd Do Anything For Love' & More Live
by Pat Cerasaro - May 25, 2015

Rock royalty and a Broadway superstar team up!... (more...)
SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Kate Rockwell & Ariana DeBose Shine In TOTAL ECLIPSE At 54 Below SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Kate Rockwell & Ariana DeBose Shine In TOTAL ECLIPSE At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2015

Leading ladies rock Steinman showstoppers!... (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Oz-Tastic Casting Suggestions For THE WIZ LIVE! SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Oz-Tastic Casting Suggestions For THE WIZ LIVE!
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2015

In honor of this week's big casting coup coming in the form of original Dorothy Stephanie Mills joining the cast of NBC's live musical presentation of THE WIZ later this year, titled THE WIZ LIVE!, today we are posing some possible casting suggestions that line up with the thoughtful and affectionat... (more...)
SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Josh Young's 'Making Love Out Of Nothing At All' Live At 54 Below SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Josh Young's 'Making Love Out Of Nothing At All' Live At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2015

A #1 hit gets resurrected!... (more...)