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WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A starry SPAMALOT opens at the Hollywood Bowl and more! (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO Will Welcome Amy Spanger & Carly Hughes Back to the Cell BlockBroadway's CHICAGO Will Welcome Amy Spanger & Carly Hughes Back to the Cell Block
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 30, 2015

This August, CHICAGO will welcome two of its top leading ladies back to the cell block. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Amy Spanger Will Return to CHICAGO as Roxie This August!Twitter Watch: Amy Spanger Will Return to CHICAGO as Roxie This August!
by BWW Staff - Jul 27, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Amy Spanger wrote 'I'm playing Roxie in @ChicagoMusical for 2 weeks Aug 4 - 16! Can't wait!!! #illbeatthegym #roxie (more...)

Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano & More Join Tom Kitt for NYMF Concert TonightAlice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano & More Join Tom Kitt for NYMF Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) welcomes Tom Kitt and Friends, a one-night-only concert event featuring Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and lyricist Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then, High Fidelity) (more...)

Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano & More to Join Tom Kitt for NYMF ConcertAlice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano & More to Join Tom Kitt for NYMF Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the lineup for Tom Kitt and Friends, a one-night-only concert event featuring Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and lyricist Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then, High Fidelity). Broadway's Next To Normal, which won the Pulitzer in 2009, originated in 2005 at NYMF as Feeling Electric - and for one night only Kitt will reunite with cast members from both productions, presenting an array of songs from each. Performers include Next to Normal stars Tony-Award Winner Alice Ripley, Tony-Award Nominee Jennifer Damiano, and Louis Hobson, Feeling Electric stars Amy Spanger and Joe Cassidy, as well as Ben Schrader, Jonathan Dokuchitz, and Adrienne Warren. Tom Kitt and Friends will take place at PTC Performance Space (555 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036) on Monday, July 13 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available now at www.nymf.org/tickets. (more...)

Amy Spanger, Kacie Sheik & More Will Preview SONGBIRD Tonight at 54 BelowAmy Spanger, Kacie Sheik & More Will Preview SONGBIRD Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Tonight, in anticipation of this new show's upcoming New York premiere at 59E59, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Songbird in Concert featuring Amy Spanger(Rock of Ages, Reefer Madness), Kacie Sheik (Hair) and more to celebrate the upcoming production. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 29, 2015

My birthday this year took on extra significance, as the Supreme Court of the United States selected that day to rule that all people had an equal and unalienable right to marry whomever they wanted, regardless of gender. While normally a day to indulge in extreme selfishness, I am quite pleased to cede the importance of June 26th from a celebration of my birth to that of love and compassion for all people. Hopefully Derek Jeter, Ariana Grande, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, and Chris O'Donnell are all on board as well. Despite long considering myself a LGBTQ ally, I am now going to turn this feature back to being about my birthday (because I already had the songs chosen before SCOTUS ruled). So, this month, I am taking over sole duties that I normally share with Jeff Walker, and composing a list of 10 showtunes all about births and birthdays. Feel free to chime in on Twitter (@BWWMatt) or in the comments below with any others you would like to add to the list. (more...)

Michael Kimmel & Lauren Pritchard's SONGBIRD Added to 59E59 Theaters' 5A SeasonMichael Kimmel & Lauren Pritchard's SONGBIRD Added to 59E59 Theaters' 5A Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

59E59 Theaters has announced the fifth play of the 5A Season.  SONGBIRD, written by Michael Kimmel with music & lyrics by Lauren Pritchard, and directed by JV Mercanti. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Cristin Milioti, Freestyle Love Supreme & More Set for Joe's Pub This SummerMichael Cerveris, Cristin Milioti, Freestyle Love Supreme & More Set for Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

This summer, Joe's Pub at The Public welcomes a slate of artists familiar to many because of their star turns in television, film, Broadway and The Public Theater's stage. The season features the incomparable Jane Lynch, in her Joe's Pub debut; the masterful hip-hop talents of Freestyle Love Supreme (James Monroe Iglehart, Lin-Manuel Miranda, etc); the laser-sharp wit of Julie Klausner; Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris with his southern/folk rock band Loose Cattle; the pure delight and charm of Cristin Milioti; and more! (more...)

ON RECORD: John Cariani's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Changed My Life'ON RECORD: John Cariani's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Changed My Life'
by On Record - May 26, 2015

In this week's edition, we hear from John Cariani, who is currently starring as 'Nigel Bottom' in Something Rotten!- playing at the St. James Theatre. Read on to find out his top five picks! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/21/2015 - Outer Critics Circle Gala, THE OTHER THING, EVER AFTER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/21/2015 - Outer Critics Circle Gala, THE OTHER THING, EVER AFTER and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Awards season continues at Sardi's, THE SOUND AND THE FURY & THE OTHER THING open off-Broadway, EVER AFTER starts up at Paper Mill and more! (more...)

Amy Spanger, Kacie Sheik & More to Perform Michael Kimmel & Lauren Pritchard's SONGBIRD At 54 BelowAmy Spanger, Kacie Sheik & More to Perform Michael Kimmel & Lauren Pritchard's SONGBIRD At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Songbird in Concert featuring Amy Spanger (Rock of Ages, Reefer Madness), Kacie Sheik (Hair) and more on June 30th at 9:30pm.  (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Robin De Jesus & More Set for 54 Below This WeekJames Monroe Iglehart, Robin De Jesus & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Emily Bergl, Anita Gillette, Amy Spanger, Holt McCallany and More Set for 54 CELEBRATES JULIE WILSON This MayEmily Bergl, Anita Gillette, Amy Spanger, Holt McCallany and More Set for 54 CELEBRATES JULIE WILSON This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents TV stars Emily Bergl, Holt MaCallany, Broadway stars Rita Gardner, Anita Gillette, Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, Raissa Katona Bennett and Cabaret stars Steve Ross, Baby Jane Dexter, Sidney Myer and Mark Nadler in 54 celebrates Julie Wilson on Saturday, May 9, 2015 and Thursday, May 14, 2015, both shows at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: REEFER MADNESS Tenth Anniversary Reunion Concert Leaves Audience HighBWW Reviews: REEFER MADNESS Tenth Anniversary Reunion Concert Leaves Audience High
by David Clarke - Apr 24, 2015

Long after the Waldos coined the term '420,' composer Dan Studney, lyricist Kevin Murphy, and actor/producer Christian Campbell decided that it was time to test the waters in New York City for the return of the hit cult musical REEFER MADNESS. Lighting up at 54 Below, they wanted to see just how high the 17-year-old material gets modern audiences while also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the film adaptation of the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: REEFER MADNESS Original Stars Christian Campbell, Amy Spanger, Robert Torti and More Reunite at 54 BelowPhoto Flash: REEFER MADNESS Original Stars Christian Campbell, Amy Spanger, Robert Torti and More Reunite at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The cult classic musical Reefer Madness, with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and book and music by Dan Studney, was presented in concert at 54 Below on April 19 and 20, featuring original cast members from the production and movie, Christian Campbell, John Kassir, Harry S. Murphy, Amy Spanger, and Robert Torti. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: There Ain't No Party Like a Renaissance Party- SOMETHING ROTTEN Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: There Ain't No Party Like a Renaissance Party- SOMETHING ROTTEN Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Apr 23, 2015

The completely original new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opened last night, April 22 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) on Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens - On the Red Carpet with Megan Hilty, Tina Fey & More!Photo Coverage: Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens - On the Red Carpet with Megan Hilty, Tina Fey & More!
by Walter McBride - Apr 23, 2015

The completely original new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opened last night, April 22 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) on Broadway. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the red carpet, featuring Broadway's best! (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below This WeekMarilyn Maye, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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