Ali Stroker News

BWW Reviews: Deaf West and Michael Arden Discover a New SPRING AWAKENING
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 17, 2014

Director Michael Arden gives the word discovery new meaning in a spectacular production of Steven Sater (book & lyrics) and Duncan Sheik's (music) Spring Awakening based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play. Arden, who has had a long partnership with Deaf West that goes back to Big River, which played in LA and on Broadway, stages the controversial musical in a triangular black box at the Inner City Arts complex in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Promo for Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2014

The multiple Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is set to receive an innovative, immersive production performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English. Presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Spring Awakening opens tomorrow, September 13, at Inner-City Arts in downtown L.A. Click below to watch a new promo for the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING, Helmed by Michael Arden
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The multiple Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is set to receive an innovative, immersive production performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English. Presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Spring Awakening opens this Saturday, Sept. 13, at Inner City Arts in downtown L.A. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Michael Arden to Helm Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING with Choreographer Spencer Liff This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The multiple Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is set to receive an innovative, immersive production performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English. Presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Spring Awakening opens Sept. 13 at Inner City Arts in downtown L.A. (more...)

Born for Broadway 5 Set for Merkin Concert Hall, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Born for Broadway has announced that its fifth annual celebrity cabaret, featuring Broadway and TV stars donating their time and talent, will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th Street, on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8 PM. Proceeds will benefit Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, a nonprofit that supports international advocacy, education, and spinal cord injury research. (more...)

Susan Lucci to Host The 13th Annual UCP of NYC Women Who Care Luncheon
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Susan Lucci, star of the hit series “Devious Maids,” Emmy® Award-winningactress of “All My Children,” host of Investigation Discovery's “Deadly Affairs,” and New York Times best-selling author, will return as host of the 13th Annual UCP of NYC Women Who Care Luncheon. (more...)

THE GLEE PROJECT's Ali Stroker Brings FINDING GLEE to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

54 BELOW presents Ali Stroker in 'Finding Glee' tonight, December 10, 2013 at 7pm. 'Finding Glee' tells the story of Ali Stroker's unexpected journey to the FOX hit show GLEE, with all of the road bumps and successes along the way. Ali belts out musical theatre classics and radio hits as she shares these hilarious and heartwarming stories. (more...)

HIT LIST Concert, Caissie Levy, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Set for 54 Below Tonight; This Week's Listings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

THE GLEE PROJECT's Ali Stroker to Bring FINDING GLEE to 54 Below, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

54 BELOW presents Ali Stroker in 'Finding Glee' on December 10, 2013 at 7pm. 'Finding Glee' tells the story of Ali Stroker's unexpected journey to the FOX hit show GLEE, with all of the road bumps and successes along the way. Ali belts out musical theatre classics and radio hits as she shares these hilarious and heartwarming stories. (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Jeff Daniels, Jennifer Holliday & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

This December, January and February, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

Joanna Gleason, Adam Pascal, Sierra Boggess, Jeff Daniels and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

This November, December and January, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Annaleigh Ashford, John Tartaglia & More Perform at BORN FOR BROADWAY 2013
by Stage Tube - Oct 06, 2013

BORN FOR BROADWAY 2013, the fourth annual celebrity cabaret, featuring Broadway and TV stars donating their time and talent to raise money for paralysis-based organizations, took place at 54 Below last Monday, Sept. 30. Below, check out highlights from the concert, including performances from Annaleigh Ashford, John Tartaglia, and Betsy Wolfe! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tonya Pinkins, Capathia Jenkins and More at Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

You never know who will show up at Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland! The award-winning open mic/variety show has been the place for show folk to strut their stuff for the past ten years, with no let-up in sight. Scroll down for a look at this week's star-studded concert! (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Aaron Lazar & More Join BORN FOR BROADWAY 4, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Peter Scolari (TV- 'Girls,' 'Bosom Buddies,' Broadway- 'Lucky Guy'); Annaleigh Ashford (Tony nom, 'Kinky Boots'), Karen Akers (2 time Tony nom, original casts of 'Nine' and 'Grand Hotel'), Aaron Lazar ('Mamma Mia,' 'Les Miserables'), John Tartaglia (Tony nom, 'Avenue Q'),Howard McGillin (longest running Phantom in history, 2 time Tony nominee, 'Drood' and 'Anything Goes'), Ali Stroker (Glee Project/Glee) and others have join the cast of BORN FOR BROADWAY, the fourth annual celebrity cabaret, featuring Broadway and TV stars donating their time and talent to raise money for paralysis-based organizations has been announced. The evening will take place at 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, on Monday September 30, 2013. Doors will open to the public at 8:45 PM with a 9:30 PM curtain. Hosts and full talent will be announced in the weeks ahead. www.bornforbroadway.com (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Weiss and More Give Advice for SO YOU WANNA BE A SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2013

In the videos below, Jeremy Jordan, Corey Cott, Zak Resnick, Joey Contreras, Ali Stroker, Jonathan Reid Gealt and Krysta Rodriguez give advice to anyone looking to make it in the theatre industry. (more...)

Martin Vidnovic & More to Join Ali Stroker in Tomorrow's BROADWAY BALLYHOO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Two-Time Tony Nominee, Martin Vidnovic (Oklahoma, Baby, etc.) will join Ali Stroker, who first rose to fame in The Glee Project on TV, and then upped the ante when she graduated into Glee. Also joining the cast are Glee Project Star Dani Shay, famous folk singer/songwriter Christine Lavin, Broadway Rising Star Dominque Solano, and visiting Australian star Catherine Alcorn. They will all appear in the next Broadway Ballyhoo on Wednesday, Sept. 11th at 10:30 PM at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

GLEE's Ali Stroker Joins Line-Up for BROADWAY BALLYHOO on 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

Ali Stroker, who first rose to fame in The Glee Project on TV, and then upped the ante when she graduated intoGlee, will be making her first appearance in the next Broadway Ballyhoo on Wednesday, Sept. 11th at 10:30 PM at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. This will not, however, be the first time that Ali has appeared in a Scott Siegel show. She was originally discovered in Broadway's Rising Stars when she auditioned and was chosen by Siegel to perform in the show that he created, wrote, and hosted for The Town Hall. Ali will headline the Broadway Ballyhoo show with an all-star cast that will soon be announced. (more...)

York Theatre Presents Reading of FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series kicks off the summer with Janet Brenner co-producing Fiction In Photographs, an original musical conceived and directed by Randy Redd, with Book by Dan Elish and Music & Lyrics by Dan Mills. With music direction by Adam Podd, the five-member cast will feature Cole Burden, Van Hughes, David Larsen, Lauren Pritchard and Ali Stroker. The By-Invitation-Only, one performance presentation is set for today, June 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. (The reading will not be held at The York Theatre Company.) (more...)

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