Andy Blankenbuehler News

Date Of Birth:
March 07, 1970 (44)
Birth Place:
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Gender:
Male
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces 2014-15 Committee for Joe A. Callaway Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has announced the 2014-2015 Committee for the Joe A. Callaway Award, the only peer-given award for excellence in direction and choreography. The Committee, which will oversee the award for the theatre season, is Sue Lawless, William Martin, Barry McNabb, Leslie (Hoban) Blake, Linda Burson, Jonathan Cerullo, Edie Cowan, Clinton Turner Davis, John Going, Richard Hamburger, Bruce Heath, Michael Montel, DJ Salisbury, and Amy Saltz. Sue Lawless will serve as Committee Chair. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Sept. 19 for Broadway Sacramento's DIRTY DANCING, JOSEPH..., and RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Single-show tickets go on sale Sept. 19 for three hit musicals in the 2014-15 Broadway Sacramento season: Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, the high-energy musical based on the beloved 1987 movie; a new production of the ever-popular Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, featuring two stars from American Idol and Broadway fame; and the return of the audience favorite RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, in a newly expanded version of the show (more...)

BWW Interview: Carleigh Bettiol Discusses New Role in PIECE OF MY HEART
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 11, 2014

Carleigh Bettiol has recently stepped into the role of 'Young Ilene' in off-Broadway's Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story. The new musical is based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, and is set to conclude its run this Sunday, September 14 after extending its initial run by two weeks. Carleigh took the time to share her some of thoughts about taking on this new role, her favorite Berns songs, and more with BroadwayWorld. Read below for the full interview! (more...)

Tickets to JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tour at Des Moines Civic Center On Sale 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Des Moines Performing Arts has announced that the new 2014 national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, directed and choreographed by Tony Award®-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will take the Des Moines Civic Center stage from Tuesday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. This irresistible family musical is part of Des Moines Performing Arts' 2014-15 Willis Broadway Series. (more...)

Chance Theater Extends IN THE HEIGHTS Through 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Chance Theater has announced that it will be extending its production run of In The Heights through August 10 with six more performances. The show was originally scheduled to close on August 3. In The Heights is adding performances on Thursday, August 7 at 8pm, Friday, August 8 at 8pm, Saturday, August 9 at 3pm and 8pm, and Sunday, August 10 at 2pm and 7pm at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Broadway in Indianapolis Announces 'Pick Five' Package for 2014-15 Season, Featuring MAMMA MIA!, ELF, JOSEPH and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Broadway in Indianapolis announces a 'Pick Five Package' for the all-new 2014-2015 season which includes MAMMA MIA!, ELF THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS - Witness The Impossible, ANNIE, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLR DREAMCOAT, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, presented by NETworks, and DIRTY DANCING. (more...)

Mandy Moore, Travis Wall and More Set for DANCERPALOOZA, 7/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

DancerPalooza, a comprehensive one-of-a-kind dance experience, the "Coachella" for the dance world, will bring together the industry's top professional choreographers, including Mandy Moore and Travis Wall, who were both just nominated for 2014 Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Choreography for "So You Think You Can Dance" on FOX. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Paul Castree Talks About the New National Tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 26, 2014

Paul Castree talks about being on tour with JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, his career, his 'American Idol' costars and more! (more...)

Three Day Gift with 2014-2015 Season Package, Now Through 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Broadway in Indianapolis announces free gift with the purchase of a 2014-2015 season package today through Wednesday at 11:59 pm. Each season ticket order will receive a $20 gift card to Target*. Buy in person at the Broadway in Indianapolis office (342 Mass Ave) on Wednesday, June 25 from 9 am to 5 pm to select your seats and enjoy refreshments with the staff. The all-new 2014-2015 season includes ELF THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS - Witness The Impossible, ANNIE,JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLR DREAMCOAT and DIRTY DANCING. (more...)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Comes to Hershey in September, 9/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Hershey Theatre is delighted to announce that the new 2014 national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play from Tuesday, September 23 through Sunday, September 28. (more...)

Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series Continues Tonight with Songs from NEWSIES, FALSETTOS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, RAGTIME and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series tonight, June 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014 has added to its cast Aladdin star Adam Jacobs, Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan, All Shook Up), Cheryl Freeman (Tommy, The Civil War), NaTasha Yvette Williams (A Night with Janis Joplin), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Oliver Award-nominee Kyle Scatliffe (The Scottsboro Boys, currently in LES MISERABLES), Morgan James (Motown The Musical), Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Jeannette I. Bayardelle (Hair), Mindy Wallace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Mark Stuart (Mark Stuart Dance Theatre), Drama Desk-nominee Jeremy Morse, Christine Aranda, and Nightlife Award-winner William Blake. (more...)

ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Tony Nominee Chad Kimball & More Added to Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014 has added to its cast Aladdinstar Adam Jacobs, Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan, All Shook Up), Cheryl Freeman (Tommy, The Civil War), NaTasha Yvette Williams (A Night with Janis Joplin), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Oliver Award-nominee Kyle Scatliffe (The Scottsboro Boys, currently in Les Miserables), Morgan James (Motown The Musical), Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Jeannette I. Bayardelle (Hair), Mindy Wallace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Mark Stuart (Mark Stuart Dance Theatre), Drama Desk-nominee Jeremy Morse, Christine Aranda, and Nightlife Award-winner William Blake. (more...)

DANCERPALOOZA, the Dance Event of the Summer, is Here, 7/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

DancerPalooza, a comprehensive one-of-a-kind dance experience, the 'Coachella' for the dance world, will bring together the industry's top professional choreographers, master teachers, professional dancers, dance students of all ages and dance fans under one roof for the first time ever for an exlusive week-long event from July 22 through 27, 2014 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Over 5,000 dancers and enthusiasts covering the wide spectrum of the field are expected to participate in this six-day festival. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Inside Opening Night of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT with Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo at Hollywood Pantages!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Jun 16, 2014

BWW TV's Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling along with Videographer and Co-Producer Jordan Santacana... celebrate The Independent Presenters Network and its June 4th opening night of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Hollywood's Pantages with a run there that continues through June 22, 2014.The production, directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-Winner Andy Blankenbuehler, stars Ace Young as 'Joseph,' and Diana DeGarmo as the 'Narrator', both who stopped by the Red Carpet to talk about the show and its current U.S. National Tour. Joining the couple were such stars as Priscilla Presley, Judd Nelson, Doris Roberts, Peyton List, Kevin Chamberlin, John Gammon, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jacqueline Toboni, Lorenzo Lamas, Kay Cole, Kate Linder, Renee Marino, Sam Harris, Sharna Burgess, and Scott Wilson. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pantages Hosts New JOSEPH Tour with Young and DeGarmo
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 14, 2014

So what's the big selling point for this new national touring production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, which continues its three-week stop at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood through June 22? Well, how about a pair of better-known American Idol alums in the lead roles... a pair that also just happens to be married to each other in real life? Though Diana DeGarma (as the Narrator) and Ace Young (as Joseph) may be the names on the marquee, it's the fun party atmosphere exuded by the show's terrific ensemble cast that really makes this show pop. (more...)

Photo Flash: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tour Opens at Hollywood Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT national tour, featuring Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, is currently playing Hollywood Pantages through June 22. Below, check out photos from opening night! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Go, Go, Go JOSEPH Rocks the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jun 05, 2014

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat/lyrics by Tim Rice/ music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber/directed & choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler/Pantages Theater/through June 22 (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS to Begin July 3 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Chance Theater will present the third show of its 16th Anniversary Season -- the groundbreaking 21st century musical, In The Heights. Written by Pulitzer Finalists Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, with direction by Chance Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreography by resident artist Kelly Todd and music direction by Robyn Wallace. In The Heights will preview from July 3 through 10, regular performances will begin July 11 and continue through August 3 at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Margo Seibert, Rory O'Malley & More Set for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Tony Award nominees Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Big Fish) and Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights) and Margot Seibert (Adrian in Rocky), Barrett Foa (Buyer & Cellar, Avenue Q, NCIS: Los Angeles), Terri White (Finian's Rainbow), Jack Noseworthy (The Sweet Smell of Success), Kendrick Jones (The Scottsboro Boys), Kevin Spirtas (Hugh Jackman's Understudy in The Boy From Oz), Sarah Jane McMahon (NY City Opera's Pirates of Penzance) and supermodel Oakley Boycott will be among the 25 stars set to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014. More stars to be announced soon! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hodges & Hodges Review JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - May 30, 2014

Hodges and Hodges were on the scene at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts for the opening night of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 'Joseph' is part of Broadway San Jose's current season and if you haven't been to this venue to take in a show, then you're missing something special. Their current offering stars American Idol alums (and newlyweds) Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young who were announced as the leads for the 2014 tour in March. (more...)

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