Andréa Burns News

Photo Flash: Tony Nominee Santino Fontana Visits Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Santino Fontana, 2013 Tony Award nominee for Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Cinderella), visited students of Broadway Artists Alliance Junior Summer Intensive on July 9th. Fontana spoke of his start in school plays all the way to his Broadway career. Fontana relayed some words of wisdom during a Q&A, answering questions ranging from memorizing all those lines to the process of making Frozen. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2014 Jimmy Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 01, 2014

The 6th Annual National High School Musical Awards presented the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor on Monday, June 30 at Broadway's Minskoff Theater, to Jai' Len Josey representing the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards and Jonah Rawitz, representing the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the star-studded arrivals below! (more...)

Exclusive STAGE TUBE: Nathan Lane, Douglas Carter Beane & Jack O'Brien Talk Gay Life and THE NANCE!
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, is currently playing in more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run during Gay Pride Week in many cities. In The Nance, celebrated playwright Douglas Carter Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in the twilight of New York burlesque's era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930's New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life. In the video below, the star, director, and writer of 'The Nance' discuss how gay life and theater have changed since the golden age of burlesque. (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane Hits to U.S. Theaters Today!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning today, June 23, 2014, during Gay Pride Week in many cities. In The Nance, celebrated playwright Douglas Carter Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in the twilight of New York burlesque's era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930's New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life. This presentation is made possible by Screenvision, a leading innovator in cinema advertising, and Lincoln Center, the world's leading performing arts center. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Whitney Bashor, Kate Shindle and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Trailer Released For Nathan Lane In THE NANCE, Coming To Theaters 6/23
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 11, 2014

A preliminary sneak peek of two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Nathan Lane in the trailer for the forthcoming movie theater showing of his highly acclaimed recent stage hit THE NANCE is now available to view. (more...)

Upcoming '54 Sings' Summer Concerts to Feature 1776, 'DOLLY,' THE WIZ & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

54 Below has announced the latest musical scores to be featured in its acclaimed '54 Sings' concert series this summer: (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane Heading to U.S. Theaters This June
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning June 23, 2014 (more...)

Photo Coverage: Katie Finneran Previews IT MIGHT BE YOU at 54 Below!
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2014

Katie Finneran, the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and TV star, will make her nightclub debut at 54 Below from May 28 to 31 with the show It Might Be You - A Funny Lady's Search for Home. Endearing, brilliantly funny and always entertaining, she gives us a peek into the life of a performer juggling Hollywood, Broadway and starting a family. Singing an eclectic array of songs and sharing extraordinary backstage stories, Katie takes us on a comical and poignant pilgrimage to her greatest destination yet: home. Expect to hear songs ranging from Stephen Sondheim to Ingrid Michaelson, with homages to Betty Hutton and Julie Andrews in between. The evening will be directed by Katie's longtime pal, Broadway's Andrea Burns (The Nance, In the Heights) and will feature musical direction by Steve Marzullo. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jason Robert Brown Celebrates Sardi's Caricature Unveiling with Cast of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2014

Sardi's just hosted the caricature unveiling for Jason Robert Brown, who was just nominated for two Tony Awards for The Bridges of Madison County. Brown was joined by family, friends, colleagues and the company of The Bridges of Madison County for the special event. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Barbara Cook and More Set for Symphony Space's WALL TO WALL Cabaret Today
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival has become one of the season's most keenly awaited events. This year's installment, Sleeping Around: The Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels, may be the most provocative yet. Running from April 26 to May 21, the monthlong festival celebrates New York's landmark hotels, their occupants, and the lengendary boites that nurtured and sustained the evergreen songs and performers of cabaret. Sleeping Around also credits New York's hotels as incubators for film, classical music, and literature, with programs devoted to Andy Warhol, Virgil Thomson, and Dorothy Parker. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti, Jenn Colella & More Take the Stage for Broadway Artists Alliance's Season Kick-Off Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Broadway Artists Alliance, a New York City-based musical theatre training program, kicked off their 10th season with a star-studded concert as part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series on Monday night. Performers, as well as instructors and alumni sang their all-time favorite show tunes. The cast included Laura Benanti (left, by Seth Walters), Jenn Colella, Andrea Burns, David Ayers, and Heather Parcells, who were joined by BAA Alumni Liz Byrne, Emma Howard, Kyle Taylor Parker, Ruby Rakos, Emerson Steele, Bethany Tesarck, and Clay Thomson. Proceeds from this event will benefit the BAA scholarship fund, which provides $10,000 in scholarships each year. (more...)

Barbara Cook and More Set for Symphony Space's WALL TO WALL Cabaret, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival has become one of the season's most keenly awaited events. This year's installment, Sleeping Around: The Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels, may be the most provocative yet. Running from April 26 to May 21, the monthlong festival celebrates New York's landmark hotels, their occupants, and the lengendary boites that nurtured and sustained the evergreen songs and performers of cabaret. Sleeping Around also credits New York's hotels as incubators for film, classical music, and literature, with programs devoted to Andy Warhol, Virgil Thomson, and Dorothy Parker. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at MCC's MISCAST Gala with Allison Janney & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 01, 2014

MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala, one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town, was held last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom. At the event, Broadway's hottest stars performed songs from roles in which they would never be cast. This year's event was hosted by award-winning actress Allison Janney. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Tony Winner Katie Finneran to Play 54 Below, 5/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

KATIE FINNERAN, the two time Tony Award winning Broadway and TV star, will make her nightclub debut at 54 Below from May 28 to 31 with the show 'It Might Be You - A Funny Lady's Search for Home.' Endearing, brilliantly funny and always entertaining, she gives us a peek into the life of a performer juggling Hollywood, Broadway, and starting a family. Singing an eclectic array of songs and sharing extraordinary backstage stories, Katie takes us on a comical and poignant pilgrimage to her greatest destination yet: Home. Expect to hear songs ranging from Stephen Sondheim to Ingrid Michaelson, with homages to Betty Hutton and Julie Andrews in between. The evening will be directed by Katie's longtime pal, Broadway's Andrea Burns and will features Musical Direction by Steve Marzullo. (more...)

In Honor of 'BRIDGES' on Broadway, BWW Highlights Jason Robert Brown's Best
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 16, 2014

In honor of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's opening on Broadway this week, BroadwayWorld decided to highlight Tony- and Drama Desk Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown's body of work. Scroll down to learn more about Brown's musicals, watch songs and highlights, and be sure to let us know your favorite Jason Robert Brown show or song! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at York Theatre Company's BUDDY'S TAVERN with Andrea Burns & Alexander Gemignani
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental LAB Series presents the musical Buddy's Tavern, with Book by Raymond De Felitta, Music by Kim Oler, and Lyrics by Alison Hubbard. Peter Flynn directs, with choreography by Devanand Janki, and music direction by Mark Fifer. The seven-member cast features Andrea Burns, Wally Dunn, Darius de Haas, Alexander Gemignani, Jessica Grove, Joe Ricci and Angela DeCicco. Check out a first look below! (more...)

York Theatre Company's BUDDY'S TAVERN Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), and its acclaimed Developmental LAB Series presents the musical Buddy's Tavern, with Book by Raymond De Felitta, Music by Kim Oler, and Lyrics by Alison Hubbard. Peter Flynn directs, with choreography by Devanand Janki, and music direction by Mark Fifer. The seven-member cast features Andrea Burns, Wally Dunn, Darius de Haas, Alexander Gemignani, Jessica Grové and Joe Ricci. Angela DeCicco replaces previously announced Andrea Bianchi. (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...)

York Theatre Company to Stage BUDDY'S TAVERN Lab with Alexander Gemignani & JACK Concert Presentation in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

As previously announced, the York Theatre Company will present the New York premiere of two musicals: a 'New2NY' concert presentation of Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of John F. Kennedy, and a Developmental Lab presentation of Buddy's Tavern, with book by Raymond De Felitta, music by Kim Oler, and lyrics by Alison Hubbard at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

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