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Karrin Allyson, Daniel Reichard's GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandKarrin Allyson, Daniel Reichard's GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 12-18, featuring Karrin Allyson, Daniel Reichard's Guide to Christmas, Frank DiLella's "ShowBiz After Hours" with Nikki M. James, Matt Doyle, Michael Longoria & Alysha Umphress, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sutton Foster & Company Celebrate Opening Night of SWEET CHARITY!Photo Coverage: Sutton Foster & Company Celebrate Opening Night of SWEET CHARITY!
by Walter McBride - Nov 21, 2016

The New Group's SWEET CHARITY opened just last night, November 20, at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, where it plays through January 8. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

James Barbour, Daniel Reichard, Klea Blackhurst and More to Bring the Holidays to Birdland This DecemberJames Barbour, Daniel Reichard, Klea Blackhurst and More to Bring the Holidays to Birdland This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its December 2016 schedule, featuring Stacey Kent, A Swingin' Birdland Christmas, Daniel Reichard's 'Guide to Christmas,' The Birdland Big Band, Freddy Cole, Karrin Allyson, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, James Barbour, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon UranowitzThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon Uranowitz
by Theater People Podcast - Nov 14, 2016

On Monday, November 14, the Theater People podcast welcome's Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz. He made his Broadway debut in 2011's BABY IT'S YOU. He earned a Tony nomination for his turn as Adam Hochberg in last year's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and he can currently be seen in the role of Mendel in William Finn and James Lapine's critically acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. For the episode, Uranowitz discusses the six months of auditions he went through to win the role of Mendel, how James Lapine was lovingly hard on him during the show's rehearsal process, and shares a memory of accompanying Katie Holmes on a shopping spree during his pre-Broadway days when he worked as a sales associate. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

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Photo Flash: Alice Ripley, Alysha Umphress and More at Living For Today's MY FIRST TIME BenefitPhoto Flash: Alice Ripley, Alysha Umphress and More at Living For Today's MY FIRST TIME Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

LIVING FOR TODAY presented a benefit concert entitled Living for Today: 'My First Time' on Sunday, October 30 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St). The concert was produced and directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN, The Trip to Bountiful, Artistic Director of Headline Programming at BroadwayCon) with music direction by Jason Wetzel (After Midnight). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Beast Mandy GonzalezThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Beast Mandy Gonzalez
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 31, 2016

On Monday, Theater People podcast welcome's HAMILTON'S Mandy Gonzalez. She made her Broadway debut in 2000 in AIDA as the Amnneris standby. She eventually took the role over full-time. She went on to originate roles in DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES and LENNON before winning her breakout role as Nina in Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS, a role she originated in the show's pre-Off Broadway days. She went on to take over the role of Elphaba in WICKED and can now be seen eight times a week in the hottest show on Broadway, HAMILTON. (more...)

HAMILTON's Sydney James Harcourt Leads NYC Reading of POPSTAR Musical TodayHAMILTON's Sydney James Harcourt Leads NYC Reading of POPSTAR Musical Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

An invitation-only reading of the new musical PopStar will take place today, October 21 (11am) at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue, Studio #1204). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Broadway Sings Beyonce - Featuring Lesli Margherita, Lilli Cooper, and More!Full Cast Announced for Broadway Sings Beyonce - Featuring Lesli Margherita, Lilli Cooper, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The full lineup is set for the 13th installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings Beyonce, which will feature completely new arrangements of her record-breaking hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. Newly announced performers for the concert include Tony Nominee Charl Brown (Motown), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Lesli Margherita (Matilda The Musical), and Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots). (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Sign on for Living For Today's 'MY FIRST TIME' Benefit ConcertAlice Ripley and More Sign on for Living For Today's 'MY FIRST TIME' Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Living for Today will present a benefit concert entitled Living for Today: 'My First Time', on Sunday, October 30 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St) beginning at 7PM. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong JohnsonThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of ON THE TOWN. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

HAMILTON's Sydney James Harcourt to Lead NYC Reading of POPSTAR MusicalHAMILTON's Sydney James Harcourt to Lead NYC Reading of POPSTAR Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

An invitation-only reading of the new musical PopStar will take place on Thursday, October 20 (2pm) and Friday, October 21 (11am) at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue, Studio #1204). PopStar features a book by Martin Casella, music and lyrics by Jay Levine and Sophie Dupin and is conceived and directed by Sharon Rosen. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca LukerThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 3, 2016

On Monday, October 3rd, Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. For the episode, Luker shares stories from her nearly three decades on Broadway, offers advice for actors just starting out, and offers her thoughts on 2016 Presidential election. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jay Armstrong Johnson Celebrates Feinstein's/54 Below Live AlbumPhoto Flash: Jay Armstrong Johnson Celebrates Feinstein's/54 Below Live Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Jay Armstrong Johnson Live at Feinstein's/54 Below was officially released last week, and Johnson celebrated the album's release last Sunday evening, September 18, at The West End Lounge (955 West End Avenue). Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas KailThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

RISING STAR COMPETITION Reaches Week 8 and Features Natalie Joy Johnson, Paul Canaan and Joey TarantoRISING STAR COMPETITION Reaches Week 8 and Features Natalie Joy Johnson, Paul Canaan and Joey Taranto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Amanda Green and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandAmanda Green and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 19-25, including Coltrane Revisited With Steve Kuhn, Steve Smith, Eric Alexander, Jaleel Shaw and Lonnie Plaxico, Amanda Green With Constantine Maroulis, Will Chase, Alice Ripley, Jarrod Spector, Alysha Umphress, Miss Coco Peru, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ciara Renee, Drew Gehling, Alison Luff, Jon Rua and More Belt Beatles Classics at BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLESPhoto Flash: Ciara Renee, Drew Gehling, Alison Luff, Jon Rua and More Belt Beatles Classics at BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES
by Nora Dominick - Aug 25, 2016

Last week, some of the brightest talents on Broadway were featured in Broadway Sings The Beatles, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. BroadwayWorld has your inside look below! (more...)

Wayne Brady Among Starry Cast for Broadway-Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Developmental LabWayne Brady Among Starry Cast for Broadway-Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel and Tom Viertel confirmed today that there will be invited presentations of selections from the musical this September, in anticipation of a Broadway production to be announced. (more...)

Alysha Umphress to Bring HOMECOMING QUEEN to Feinstein's at the NikkoAlysha Umphress to Bring HOMECOMING QUEEN to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

After playing sold-out engagements in New York City and Europe, Bay Area native Alysha Umphress brings her solo show, Homecoming Queen, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, November 11 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, November 12 (7 p.m.). (more...)

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