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Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Keenah ArmitageExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Keenah Armitage
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 24, 2017

In this episode: Keenah Armitage began her career as a modern dancer, performed on Broadway and at Radio City, and now is a thriving success coach. With the goal of eradicating the term 'starving artist,' Keenah inspires and encourages musical theatre performers to clearly focus on their career intentions, overcoming fear, taking one's power back, and to truly accept: what's mine is mine. With a philosophy that there is plenty for everyone and abundance is a reality, Keenah begins her coaching with first discovering how to detach from the outcome. (more...)

Will Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Lead CRAZY FOR YOU Back to Broadway?Will Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Lead CRAZY FOR YOU Back to Broadway?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 11, 2017

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported that the recent concert version of the Gershwin jukebox musical, Crazy for You, starring Broadway favorites, Laura Osnes and Tony Yazbeck may be looking at a Broadway run. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with GREAT COMET's Katrina YaukeyExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with GREAT COMET's Katrina Yaukey
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 11, 2017

In this episode: Katrina Yaukey of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, is a quadruple threat, having made a Broadway career singing, dancing, acting and playing instruments; which she feels is just an extension of her voice. She is equally talented at all four and has found her niche. Kat has embraced her uniqueness and has combined her individually with her marketability. She was an oboe major in school, made her Broadway debut after submitting a cassette tape, and today runs up and down stairs at the Imperial Theatre with hot pink in her hair, playing an accordion. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Broadway Dressers!Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Broadway Dressers!
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 27, 2017

In this episode: School of Rock's Jay Gill and Wagner Professor Alan Smith share their insights of being on the fronts lines with a Broadway ensemble member. Being a dresser is so much more than the wardrobe. Its about personality navigation, people-skills, knowing that connections go a long way, and that life and ensembles are best when they are a mix of people. Whether dealing with giraffe heads or ball gowns, cowboy boots or spike heels, at the end of the day, a simple thank you can be priceless. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Beth Johnson NicelyExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Beth Johnson Nicely
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 7, 2017

 In this episode: Broadway's Beth Johnson Nicely was just thrust back into the audition world after the closing of Something Rotten, but with her tap shoes in hand she is forever moving forward. New York has forced this Ohio gal to grow up in the business, but it hasn't darkened her truly nice spirit.  She may not carry headshots developed in her high school darkroom in her purse anymore, but this sweet girl knows the difference between being sexy verses sexual, is self aware,  and will continue to love learning; because that is what makes her strong (and also Body by Simone). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside MCP's 25th Anniversary Concert of CRAZY FOR YOU!Photo Coverage: Go Inside MCP's 25th Anniversary Concert of CRAZY FOR YOU!
by Walter McBride - Feb 20, 2017

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) presented the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

BWW TV: Go K-ra-zy for Them! Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes & More in CRAZY FOR YOUBWW TV: Go K-ra-zy for Them! Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes & More in CRAZY FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2017

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) presented the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Press Preview of CRAZY FOR YOUPhoto Coverage: Press Preview of CRAZY FOR YOU
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2017

This weekend Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) will present the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. BroadwayWorld was there for a preview with the company and you can go inside the special day below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Shuffle Off with the Cast of Susan Stroman-Helmed CRAZY FOR YOU!Photo Coverage: Shuffle Off with the Cast of Susan Stroman-Helmed CRAZY FOR YOU!
by Walter McBride - Feb 17, 2017

This weekend Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) will present the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

BWW TV: They've Got Rhythm! Catch a Sneak Peek of MCP's CRAZY FOR YOU!BWW TV: They've Got Rhythm! Catch a Sneak Peek of MCP's CRAZY FOR YOU!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 17, 2017

This weekend Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) will present the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of CRAZY FOR YOUFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of CRAZY FOR YOU
by Walter McBride - Feb 17, 2017

Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) has announced the creative team for the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with JOAN OF ARC's Adam PerryExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with JOAN OF ARC's Adam Perry
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 16, 2017

 In this episode: Adam Perry of the Public's Joan of Arc: Into the Fire grew up in the rural mountains of conservative Tennessee, where he learned how to hide his true self. Since then, he's reinvented himself from an awkward teen in husky jeans into one of Broadways most sought after male ensemble members. This southern gentleman talks about the realities of social media, how he never thought he'd be 'cool' enough to be on Broadway and how his biggest dream was to be a performer at Dollywood (which is actually where he was when he found out he would make his Broadway debut). (more...)

Susan Stroman, Kevin Stites, Beowulf Boritt Headline MCP's CRAZY FOR YOU Creative TeamSusan Stroman, Kevin Stites, Beowulf Boritt Headline MCP's CRAZY FOR YOU Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) has announced the creative team for the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with IN TRANSIT's Nicholas WardExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with IN TRANSIT's Nicholas Ward
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 3, 2017

 IN TRANSIT's Nicholas Ward made his Broadway debut in his mid-30s in ON THE TOWN and now has a featured role in the a cappella musical, where he is the foundation of the chord. Growing up 'in the sticks' he never dreamed he'd be creating music on Broadway, but with some faith, a good foundation, and the trust that life will come full circle, he is on the rise. It's his appreciation of magical moments that makes him so congenial, but it's his knowledge that they must be shared that makes him so special.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alliance Theatre Releases New Trailer for Broadway-Bound THE PROMSTAGE TUBE: Alliance Theatre Releases New Trailer for Broadway-Bound THE PROM
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2017

The ALLIANCE THEATRE has just released a new trailer for Broadway-bound THE PROM.  Check it out below! (more...)

Nancy Opel and More Round Out CRAZY FOR YOU Company at Lincoln CenterNancy Opel and More Round Out CRAZY FOR YOU Company at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for Manhattan Concert Productions' (MCP) 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Veronica J KuehnExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Veronica J Kuehn
by Broadway's Backbone - Dec 19, 2016

In this episode: Asolo Rep's Miss Adelaide, Veronica J Kuehn, has currently given up her gypsy robe for a mink stole in 'Guys and Dolls'. She sacrificed walking on graduation to make her Broadway debut and continued a career in bikinis, on roller skates, and with puppets. In this episode she shares things she wished she'd known before hitting NYC, breaking away from the ensemble, and how being focused and fearless paved the way for a young chorine to become a leading lady. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Todd AndersonExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Todd Anderson
by Broadway's Backbone - Dec 7, 2016

In this episode: Todd Anderson began is career with Twyla Tharp, made his Broadway debut with Hugh Jackman, and then went on to cover 36 tracks in 4 different companies as Wicked's universal swing. He grew up in Texas in the 80s when being 'different' wasn't always easy. With the mantra of 'I just never thought I couldn't,' he pounded the pavement, dancing with the skill of finding his quiet place to survive the concrete jungle. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Wes Pope & Richie MastascusaExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Wes Pope & Richie Mastascusa
by Broadway's Backbone - Nov 17, 2016

In this episode: Wes Pope & Richie Mastascusa have performed on Broadway, the West End, and at Radio City Music Hall. They've graced the silver screen and television in everything from Gap commercials to Dr. Oz. They we the first gay couple to be on 'Fear Factor' and are known for facing the fear factor of the next chapter of their careers. The thing that makes this episode so special is their joy of life or 'joie de vivre'. They solve everything from showbiz to politics with laughter, and its contagious. In today's climate, listen to these two talented men face the unknown, giggling all the way. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Michael CusumanoExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Michael Cusumano
by Broadway's Backbone - Oct 19, 2016

In this episode: Broadway's Michael Cusumano won the World's top medal for ballet at the age of 14 in Bulgaria, and at 15 was the youngest company member of ABT. In this episode, Michael talks about his transition from the ballet world to the world of musical theatre, how he confronted male body issues and learned to not hate his body, and says that teaching is what currently fills his heart. He has dealt with bullying and self-doubt, but has made brave decisions about his career because he now follows his inner-voice. (more...)

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