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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanzeThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

'What A Wonderful World': CONCERT FOR AMERICA Injects Optimism Into Inauguration Day'What A Wonderful World': CONCERT FOR AMERICA Injects Optimism Into Inauguration Day
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 24, 2017

A tangible stillness hovered over New York City in the hours following the inauguration of Donald J. Trump. A deafening hush that seemed to permeate every crevice of our small island. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brian Stokes Mitchell Sings Touching America The Beautiful Plus RAGTIMESTAGE TUBE: Brian Stokes Mitchell Sings Touching America The Beautiful Plus RAGTIME
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2017

Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell stunning January 20th performance of at Concert for America. Stokes Mitchell started with a touching rendition of America the Beautiful, then transitioned into his signature RAGTIME tune Wheels of a Dream. (more...)

CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! Will Present Repeat Broadcast 01/22CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! Will Present Repeat Broadcast 01/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! brought together artists from Broadway, TV and beyond to spread a message of unity and hope yesterday afternoon at Town Hall. The first concert in the monthly series raised more than $100,000 to benefit the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, and the Sierra Club Foundation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Betty Buckley, Chita Rivera, Brian d'Arcy James and More Walk the Red Carpet at CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!Photo Coverage: Betty Buckley, Chita Rivera, Brian d'Arcy James and More Walk the Red Carpet at CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 20, 2017

The star-studded CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! took place this afternoon, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet! (more...)

LIVE NOW: Watch 'Concert for America' Featuring the Best of BroadwayLIVE NOW: Watch 'Concert for America' Featuring the Best of Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld is pleased to stream LIVE the star-studded 'Concert for America.' The sold-out show - created and produced by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley - will feature performances and appearances byBetty Buckley, Michelle Collins, Lilla Crawford, Brian d'Arcy James, Sharon Gless, Judy Gold, Richard Kind, Judy Kuhn, Anika Larsen, Liz Larsen, Caissie Levy, Beth Malone, Carrie Manolakos, Stephanie Mills, Jessie Mueller, Kate Mulgrew, Julia Murney, Bebe Neuwirth, Kelli O'Hara, Piper Perabo, Rosie Perez, Billy Porter, Randy Rainbow, Caroline Rhea, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, Shayna Steele, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ben Vereen, Lillias White, Betsy Wolfe and more. (more...)

CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! Adds Additional Performers to Star-Studded Line-UpCONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! Adds Additional Performers to Star-Studded Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! today announced the full cast of artists and creators who will perform at the first concert of the monthly series, taking place tomorrow, January 20th, at The Town Hall in New York City at 3:00pm EST. (more...)

On Sale Today!  'From Broadway With Love For Orlando' Benefit Concert Now Available as Double CD, DVD, and Blu-rayOn Sale Today! 'From Broadway With Love For Orlando' Benefit Concert Now Available as Double CD, DVD, and Blu-ray
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The sold-out concert featured all-star Broadway performances with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon UranowitzThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon Uranowitz
by Theater People Podcast - Nov 14, 2016

On Monday, November 14, the Theater People podcast welcome's Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz. He made his Broadway debut in 2011's BABY IT'S YOU. He earned a Tony nomination for his turn as Adam Hochberg in last year's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and he can currently be seen in the role of Mendel in William Finn and James Lapine's critically acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. For the episode, Uranowitz discusses the six months of auditions he went through to win the role of Mendel, how James Lapine was lovingly hard on him during the show's rehearsal process, and shares a memory of accompanying Katie Holmes on a shopping spree during his pre-Broadway days when he worked as a sales associate. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Beast Mandy GonzalezThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Beast Mandy Gonzalez
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 31, 2016

On Monday, Theater People podcast welcome's HAMILTON'S Mandy Gonzalez. She made her Broadway debut in 2000 in AIDA as the Amnneris standby. She eventually took the role over full-time. She went on to originate roles in DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES and LENNON before winning her breakout role as Nina in Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS, a role she originated in the show's pre-Off Broadway days. She went on to take over the role of Elphaba in WICKED and can now be seen eight times a week in the hottest show on Broadway, HAMILTON. (more...)

Tony Nominee Anika Larsen Set for Season 3 Debut of THE SET LIST PodcastTony Nominee Anika Larsen Set for Season 3 Debut of THE SET LIST Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Finally back after a summer hiatus, musical theater podcast The Set List welcomes Tony Award nominee Anika Larsen as the third season's opening guest. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong JohnsonThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of ON THE TOWN. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca LukerThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 3, 2016

On Monday, October 3rd, Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. For the episode, Luker shares stories from her nearly three decades on Broadway, offers advice for actors just starting out, and offers her thoughts on 2016 Presidential election. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas KailThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Photo Flash: Darren Criss, Megan Hilty and More at 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' Foster Kids BenefitPhoto Flash: Darren Criss, Megan Hilty and More at 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' Foster Kids Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The 2nd-annual Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids concert was just held last night, September 12th, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. This special event, presented by Beachbody.com, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, brought together the brightest stars of stage and screen to raise awareness about the plight of kids in foster care, particularly those aged 13 to 21 whom many consider 'unadoptable' because of their age. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Supports Foster Kids at VOICES FOR THE VOICELESSPhoto Coverage: Broadway Supports Foster Kids at VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 13, 2016

The 2nd-annual Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids concert was just held last night, September 12th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. This special event, presented by Beachbody.com, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, brought together the brightest stars of stage and screen to raise awareness about the plight of kids in foster care, particularly those aged 13 to 21 whom many consider 'unadoptable' because of their age. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy KushnierThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollumThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

Stars, Date Set for 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' Foster Kids Benefit This FallStars, Date Set for 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' Foster Kids Benefit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd-annual Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids concert on Monday, September 12th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. This special event, presented by Beachbody.com, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, brings together the brightest stars of stage and screen to raise awareness about the plight of kids in foster care, particularly those aged 13 to 21 whom many consider "unadoptable" because of their age. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway For Orlando Rehearses at Wells Fargo Center for Tonight's DNC PerformanceVIDEO: Broadway For Orlando Rehearses at Wells Fargo Center for Tonight's DNC Performance
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

Anika Larsen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, James Wesley, Darren Criss, Richard Kind and more get ready for tonight's DNC performance. (more...)

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