A.J. Shively News

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Greg Wood and More for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarterPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Greg Wood and More for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center has announced its reimagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, A Christmas Carol runs December 9 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, Dec. 10. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book ShopJennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes with McCarter's Reimagined A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Cast, Creatives Set!Go Behind the Scenes with McCarter's Reimagined A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center has announced its reimagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, A Christmas Carol runs December 9 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, Dec. 10. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein Directs This Week's Readings of New Musical LOVE AND WARDaniel Goldstein Directs This Week's Readings of New Musical LOVE AND WAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The new World War II era romantic musical Love and War announces their 29 hour reading, which will be directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell), with book by J. Todd Allan, music by Peter B. Allen, and lyrics by Peter B. Allen, Mathayu Warren-Lane, and J. Todd Allan. Ken Davenport will serve as Executive Producer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita, Capathia Jenkins and More Perform at BROADWAY'S GOT GUTSPhoto Flash: Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita, Capathia Jenkins and More Perform at BROADWAY'S GOT GUTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The second annual spectacular evening of wonderful entertainment by Broadway's brightest singing the wonderful standards and hits sung by the late, great Nancy Lamott on the 21st anniversary of her death, to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, took place on Monday, October 24, at 6 PM at the Copacabana in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell to Reunite with BRIGHT STAR Cast in Concert at Town Hall!Steve Martin & Edie Brickell to Reunite with BRIGHT STAR Cast in Concert at Town Hall!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Kurt Deutsch, President of Ghostlight Records, today announced that the original cast of the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Musical and multi-Tony Award nominated musical Bright Star will reunite for a one-night-only concert to celebrate the show's smash hit Original Cast Recording. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein to Direct Reading of New Musical LOVE AND WARDaniel Goldstein to Direct Reading of New Musical LOVE AND WAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The new World War II era romantic musical Love and War announces their 29 hour reading, which will be directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell), with book by J. Todd Allan, music by Peter B. Allen, and lyrics by Peter B. Allen, Mathayu Warren-Lane, and J. Todd Allan. Ken Davenport will serve as Executive Producer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE FRONT PAGEPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE FRONT PAGE
by Walter McBride - Oct 24, 2016

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, just had its official opening last week at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Kerry Butler, Santino Fontana, Tony Yazbeck, Rachel York and More to Perform at 2nd Annual BROADWAY'S GOT GUTS for CCFAKerry Butler, Santino Fontana, Tony Yazbeck, Rachel York and More to Perform at 2nd Annual BROADWAY'S GOT GUTS for CCFA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The second annual spectacular evening of wonderful entertainment by Broadway's brightest singing the wonderful standards and hits sung by the late, great Nancy LaMott on the 21st anniversary of her death, to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America will take place on Monday, October 24, at 6 PM at the Copacabana, 268 West 47th Street, New York City. (more...)

Broadway Arranger, Composer Sam Davis Set for THE AMAS SONG SALON Next MonthBroadway Arranger, Composer Sam Davis Set for THE AMAS SONG SALON Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Song Salon will offer a special presentation with four rising Broadway talents - Sam Davis (An American in Paris), Daniel May (Flower Drum Song), Rashidra Scott (Sister Act), and A.J. Shively (Bright Star) - who will explore the art of musical orchestrating and arranging. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Quadrino and Company Sing 'Imagine' at 2016 Broadway Sings for Pride BenefitSTAGE TUBE: Daniel Quadrino and Company Sing 'Imagine' at 2016 Broadway Sings for Pride Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2016

Award-winning non-for-profit Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) held their 6th annual PRIDE benefit concert on Monday, June 20, 2016. To start the night, Daniel Quadrino, from Broadway's Wicked and Newsies, sang 'Imagine' to reflect on the tragedy that happened in Orlando. He was joined onstage by members of the New York community, to echo the sentiment that New York stands behind Orlando and that art can be used to inspire and change minds. Scroll down for a video of the performance! (more...)

BWW Flashback: 'Sun's Gonna Shine' on Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, Closing Today on BroadwayBWW Flashback: 'Sun's Gonna Shine' on Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, Closing Today on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 26, 2016

Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, plays its final Broadway performance today, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through Bright Star's journey on Broadway! (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Concludes Broadway Run Today, 6/26BRIGHT STAR Concludes Broadway Run Today, 6/26
by Louisa Brady - Jun 26, 2016

Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, will play its final Broadway performance today, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances. (more...)

Ciara Renee Joins Cast of MUSEMATCH VII: SONGS FOR SOPHIA at Feinstein's/54 BelowCiara Renee Joins Cast of MUSEMATCH VII: SONGS FOR SOPHIA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Ciara Renee of the CW's Legends of Tomorrow and Alan Menken/Stephen Schwartz's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and A.J. Shively of Bright Star will join the cast of MuseMatch VII: Songs for Sophia, an evening that seeks to answer the question, 'What happens when 15 composers go on a blind date with 15 singers?,' will be presented Saturday June 18th, 2016 , at 11:30 PM at 54 Below.  Produced by Bill Coyne and Ariel Dobshinsky, all proceeds will benefit Sophia Maglione, an 8-year old girl who is fighting her second bout of Medulloblastoma. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Sets Closing DateBreaking News: Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Sets Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Producer Joey Parnes has announced that Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell,will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Stars Realign at the Annual Tonys After Party with DKC/O&MPhoto Coverage: The Stars Realign at the Annual Tonys After Party with DKC/O&M
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 13, 2016

THE 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, aired live from the Beacon Theatre, last night, June 12 on the CBS Television Network. After the ceremony is when the real fun started though, as many of the evening's celebrity guests headed to DKC/O&M's annual post-show party at the Baccarat Hotel. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast RecordingsBWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 11, 2016

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. It's just a handful of hours until the 70th annual Tony Awards, and New York City and theatre fans across the world are excitedly buzzing about this year's ceremonies which will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8/7c on CBS. This Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 6, 2016

Just last night, Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, 'Ugly Betty') hosted the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards last night, June 5, 2016 at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

FULL LIST! The Winners of the 2016 Drama Desk Awards!FULL LIST! The Winners of the 2016 Drama Desk Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, 'Ugly Betty') will serve as host of the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, Lesli Margherita & More Will Unite to Celebrate NYC PrideBebe Neuwirth, Lesli Margherita & More Will Unite to Celebrate NYC Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

On Monday, June 20, 2016, non for profit BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE will premiere their 6th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan! This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests and more! The show will honor the Tyler Clementi Foundation and AIDS pioneer and activist Ruth Coker Burks.  Broadway Sings for Pride, is a multiple award-wining is a non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ youth, and support these young people so that they may reach their full potential. (more...)

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