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Alex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan JamesAlex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan James
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, featuring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked) and Big Beat Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee). The one- night-only female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland). A cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by an all-female band. Full cast to be announced. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY Does It Again at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY Does It Again at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Dec 1, 2016

Because Britney Spears grew up in the spotlight, we've seen her as a singer, an actress, a girl, a woman, and everything in between. One thing we haven't seen is Britney the Broadway star, but since that seems about as likely as the second coming of Britney and Justin, it's a damn good thing BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY exists. On November 16, a group of Broadway performers came together at Feinstein's/54 Below for exactly what the name suggests---a deep dive into Britney's oeuvre---and, as far as Britney homages go, the show hit all quadrants, running the gamut from playful impersonations to cleverly reworked gems. (more...)

VIDEO: Alex Newell, Nick Adams & More Pay Tribute to Britney Spears at 54 BelowVIDEO: Alex Newell, Nick Adams & More Pay Tribute to Britney Spears at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Broadway Loves series made its eagerly-anticipated return to Feinstein's/54 Below this month with Broadway Loves Britney, a sleek evening of song and dance paying tribute to the princess of pop, Grammy award-winner Britney Spears. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Tree Lighting Celebration to Kick Off  A CINDERELLA CHRISTMASPasadena Playhouse Tree Lighting Celebration to Kick Off A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that this year's Panto at the Playhouse, Lythgoe Family Productions' A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS (opening Thursday, December 8, 2016) kicks off with a special Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Flash: BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Broadway Loves series made its eagerly-anticipated return to Feinstein's/54 Below this month with Broadway Loves Britney, a sleek evening of song and dance paying tribute to the princess of pop, Grammy award-winner Britney Spears. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Baby One More Time! Watch Clips from BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY at Feinstein's/54 BelowSTAGE TUBE: Baby One More Time! Watch Clips from BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2016

The Broadway Loves series made its eagerly-anticipated return to Feinstein's/54 Below this month with Broadway Loves Britney, a sleek evening of song and dance paying tribute to the princess of pop, Grammy award-winner Britney Spears. Click below and click through the playlist to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Students from Across the Globe Slated for Broadway Dreams Showcase This FallStudents from Across the Globe Slated for Broadway Dreams Showcase This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

On Monday, November 21, 2016, Broadway Dreams will host its annual New York City Showcase - the organization's cornerstone programming event that affords select students the once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their dreams into realities as they perform for key industry professionals. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowJames Monroe Iglehart, BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Ben Vereen, Laura Osnes and More Coming Up This Fall at Feinstein's/54 BelowJames Monroe Iglehart, Ben Vereen, Laura Osnes and More Coming Up This Fall at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

This November, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Celebrates POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Album Release ConcertPhoto Flash: Broadway Celebrates POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Album Release Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

On September 16th, 2016 Masterworks Broadway released the World Premiere Recording of the award winning new hit Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. Written by Douglas Lyons, Melvin Tunstall, III and Greg Borowsky, Polkadots is a new musical inspired by the true events of the Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine. The album's release was celebrated in a concert presentation at The Lindeman (508 w42) on Monday Oct 24th, 2016. (more...)

The Pasadena Playhouse Presents Lythgoe Family Panto's A CINDERELLA CHRISTMASThe Pasadena Playhouse Presents Lythgoe Family Panto's A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Panto at The Playhouse, now in its fifth year, has become a "must-do" holiday tradition for Southern California residents. A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS is the latest Holiday Spectacular  presented by The Pasadena Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto in the style of the traditional British Panto. A Panto is interactive holiday fun for all ages, and the timeless tale of Cinderella will feature comedy, magic, dancers from "So You Think You Can Dance" and contemporary music from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees. Panto at The Playhouse productions have featured luminaries from the worlds of music, theatre and television, including Sabrina Carpenter, John O'Hurley, Ariana Grande, Ben Vereen, Olivia Holt and Lucy Lawless. (more...)

Alex Newell and More Slated for 11 O'CLOCK NUMBERS...AT 10! Series at West End LoungeAlex Newell and More Slated for 11 O'CLOCK NUMBERS...AT 10! Series at West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

An exciting new series is about to take the cabaret stage by storm. 11 O'Clock numbers...at 10! brings you all of your favorite show-stopping numbers along with some of Broadway and TV's finest singers. The night is guaranteed to bring you one showstopper after the other. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In the Studio for POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL AlbumSTAGE TUBE: In the Studio for POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Album
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2016

On September 16th, 2016 Masterworks Broadway released the World Premiere Recording of the award winning new hit Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. Written by Douglas Lyons, Melvin Tunstall, III and Greg Borowsky, Polkadots is a new musical inspired by the true events of the Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine. The album's release will be celebrated in a concert presentation on Monday October 24th at The Cutting Room, and BroadwayWorld has a look behind the scenes with the cast in the studio! (more...)

Alex Newell and More Slated for 11 O'CLOCK NUMBERS...AT 10! Series at West End LoungeAlex Newell and More Slated for 11 O'CLOCK NUMBERS...AT 10! Series at West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

An exciting new series is about to take the cabaret stage by storm. 11 O'Clock numbers...at 10! brings you all of your favorite show-stopping numbers along with some of Broadway and TV's finest singers. The night is guaranteed to bring you one showstopper after the other. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Sniff Out Cancer at Joe's Pub!Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Sniff Out Cancer at Joe's Pub!
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 11, 2016

Stars from Broadway's Hamilton, Wicked, Rent, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Allegiance, Godspell, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line, and some surprise celebrity special guests united last night for the first annual all-star benefit concert BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER. The show was presented at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater to raise money to train our canine friends to save lives, as well as honoring of the loved ones we've lost to cancer. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Broadway Inspirational Voices and More Join BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCERMegan Hilty, Broadway Inspirational Voices and More Join BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Megan Hilty (Wicked, 'Smash'), Alex Newell ('Glee') and Michael McElroy with members of the Broadway Inspirational Voices have joined the lineup of the first annual all-star benefit concert BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER. (more...)

HAMILTON, SPONGEBOB, and GLEE Stars to Sing at POLKADOTS Musical Album Release 10/24HAMILTON, SPONGEBOB, and GLEE Stars to Sing at POLKADOTS Musical Album Release 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

On September 16th, 2016 Masterworks Broadway released the World Premiere Recording of the award winning new hit Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. Written by Douglas Lyons, Melvin Tunstall, III and Greg Borowsky, Polkadots is a new musical inspired by the true events of the Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine. (more...)

BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY Stars Osnes, Damiano, Newell, and MoreBROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY Stars Osnes, Damiano, Newell, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Broadway Loves series makes its eagerly-anticipated return to Feinstein's/54 Below this November with Broadway Loves Britney, a sleek evening of song and dance paying tribute to the princess of pop, Grammy award-winner Britney Spears. The concerts will be produced and musically directed by Benjamin Rauhala (American Psycho) and feature choreography by Sunny Walters, who danced with Spears in various tours, music videos, and television appearances. The concerts will pair Spears' most iconic hits with new dances influenced by her iconic choreography in a thrilling and unique cabaret experience. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/16/2016 - THE GABRIELS, BEAUTY & THE BEAST and More!Broadway AM Report, 9/16/2016 - THE GABRIELS, BEAUTY & THE BEAST and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 16, 2016

This weekend's big news: THE GABRIELS: PLAY TWO - WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? opens tonight at The Public, Sting's THE LAST SHIP debuts in Utah, and Paige O'Hara, Angela Lansbury and more reunite for a 25th anniversary screening of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in NYC! (more...)

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