Alysha Umphress News

Alysha Umphress Set for James Harvey's 9 SONGS...at 54 Below, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Broadway vet and singing sensation Alysha Umphress - fresh off her starring turn as Cee Cee in the World Premiere of Beaches (Signature Theatre) - joins the line up. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEACHES - World Premiere Musical Shines at the Signature Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Mar 07, 2014

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer once again demonstrates his success with new musicals. (more...)

Mara Davi & Alysha Umphress-Led BEACHES Opens at Signature Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere musical Beaches, opening tonight, March 4, 2014, and playing through March 30. Adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart, Beaches is directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). This heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women stars Mara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie and Alysha Umphress (Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 22-28
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 28, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a first look at the cast of THE REALISTIC JONESES, a peek backstage with Saturday Intermission Pics, a peek into rehearsals for THE THREEPENNY OPERA, coverage of ALL THE WAY on Broadway, and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi Sing Duet from Signature Theatre's BEACHES
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2014

BEACHESThis spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women starsMara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress(Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. Click below to watch Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi sing 'What I Should Have Told Her' over footage from rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alysha Umphress, Mara Davi & More in Signature Theatre's BEACHES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

This spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women starsMara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress(Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen- Alysha Umphress Sings 'The View From Up Here' from BEACHES
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2014

This spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre will present the world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women will starMara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress(Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. Click below for a first listen to the song 'The View From Up Here', featuring Umphress! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/15-2/16/2014
by - Feb 16, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 16, 2014 - Sunday, February 16, 2014. (more...)

New Musical BEACHES Extends Through March 30 at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2014

Due to popular demand Virginia's Signature Theatre announces that the world premiere musical Beaches is now extended through March 30, 2014. Adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart, Beaches is directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). This heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women stars Mara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie and Alysha Umphress (Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen- Mara Davi Sings 'A Bunch of Kids' from Signature Theatre's BEACHES
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2014

This spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre will present the world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women will starMara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress (Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. Click below for a first listen to the song 'A Bunch of Kids', featuring Davi! (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen - Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi Sing 'Extraordinary' from Signature Theatre's BEACHES!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

This spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre will present the world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women will star Mara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress (Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. Click below for a first listen to the song 'Extraordinary', featuring Umphress and Davi! (more...)

Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi Set to Lead BEACHES Musical at Signature Theatre; Runs 2/18-3/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre just announced the full cast of this spring's world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women will star Mara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress (Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. (more...)

Photo Coverage: William Finn Hosts SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 17, 2013

Two-time Tony Award winner William Finn just hosted 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists you Probably Don't Know but Should.' The concert celebrated the work of young writers mentored by the composer of Falsettos, A New Brain, The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, Elegies, and this season's Little Miss Sunshine. Originating at Barrington Stage Company (BSC) and now in its 8th year, the 'Ridiculously Talented' concert series has become a hallmark of BSC's Musical Theatre Lab, where Mr. Finn serves as Artistic Producer. (more...)

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 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...)

Keala Settle, Julia Murney & More Set for BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING Benefit Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Cast members from some of Broadway's biggest hit musicals, including Pippin, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Hairspray, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, American Idiot, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Hands on a Hard Body, will come together for Broadway Against Bullying - a one-night-only holiday cabaret benefitting No Bully and their efforts to bring innovative, sustainable solutions to bullying, harassment and violence in schools - today, December 2 at 7 p.m. at Club Fugazi (home of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon) in San Francisco. Tickets are $75 for general admission seats. A limited number of premium tickets are available for $150 and include reserved seats, tickets to a post-performance dessert reception at North Beach's famed Rose Pistola with the cast and a VIP gift bag. To purchase tickets, visit www.bab2013.eventbrite.com or call the Beach Blanket Babylon Box Office at415.421.4222. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label Releases 'Kiss Me While We Have The Chance'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

YELLOW SOUND LABEL releases composer STEVE MARZULLO's second cd, KISS ME WHILE WE HAVE THE CHANCE today, November 5th, 2013. (more...)

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Presents PLAY IT FORWARD on Saturday, November 30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

American Conservatory Theater 's (A.C.T.) Young Conservatory (YC) Director Craig Slaight is proud to announce Play it Forward, a one-night-only homecoming concert featuring performances by several distinguished alumni of A.C.T.'s YC program, including Joey Contreras (singer/songwriter), Rozzi Crane (National Tour with Maroon Five and Kelly Clarkson), Darren Criss ("Glee," How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway), Julia Mattison (Godspell on Broadway), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot on Broadway) and George Watsky (slam poet/rapper). This dazzling showcase performance will also feature current A.C.T. Young Conservatory students. Alumna Angela Lin (Chinglish on Broadway) will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The star-studded event will also include a live auction featuring several once-in-a-lifetime items including a fabulous dinner for eight in your home prepared by "MasterChef Junior" contestant and current YC student Gavin Pola as well as bi-coastal "behind-the-scenes" experiences in New York and Los Angeles with YC Alumni currently working in television, film, or stage as well as. These packages include a personal tour with YC Director Craig Slaight, flight, hotel accommodations and food. (more...)

Close up Broadway: A Party With Amanda Green Set for 10/28 at Kaufman Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

With host Sean Hartley and Music Director Matt Gallagher. So far Tony-nominated composer-lyricist Amanda Green has been represented on Broadway three times with High Fidelity and two of last season's shows, the exuberant Bring it On: The Musical and the pioneering Hands on a Hardbody. (more...)

Ben Fankhauser, Amber Iman & More to Sing Joey Contreras at Rockwood Music Hall, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Stars from the Broadway musicals Newsies, Motown The Musical, Godspell, Soul Doctor and American Idiot join musical pop songwriter, Joey Contreras for his return to Rockwood Music Hall on Sunday, November 3rd at 9PM. After playing a packed house earlier in August, the award-winning songwriter will be delivering a bigger band with more tunes from his upcoming album, Young Kind of Love. (more...)

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