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Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT to Receive Cast RecordingKander & Ebb's THE VISIT to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

It was announced today that The Visit, which will open tonight, Thursday, April 23rd as the final musical of the 2014-2015 Broadway season, will record its cast album. The Visit is the final musical ever written by legendary Oscar AwardŽ, Grammy AwardŽ and Tony AwardŽ-winning composer John Kander and his writing partner lyricist Fred Ebb, before Mr. Ebb passed away. (more...)

Jessie Mueller Hopes to Audition for BEAUTIFUL Movie AdaptationJessie Mueller Hopes to Audition for BEAUTIFUL Movie Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

In a recent interview with Center on the Aisle, Tony winner Jessie Mueller discussed her appearance at Carnegie Hall this weekend, her role in the new WAITRESS musical, and, of course, the upcoming BEAUTIFUL film adaptation. (more...)

Sam Underwood & Nana Visitor to Host LIVING ROOM REUNION Benefit, Launching New Film CompanySam Underwood & Nana Visitor to Host LIVING ROOM REUNION Benefit, Launching New Film Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Sam Underwood and Nana Visitor will Co-Host a special one-night only event, Living Room Reunion, a benefit evening to launch and support the new charitable filmmaking company, The Production Farm, on Monday evening, April 27, 2015 at Saint Peter's Church (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Sponsored by Barrier Brewing Co., ticket information is available via email at info@theproductionfarm.org (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy KarlTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy Karl
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

On Monday, April 13th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes ROCKY and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Andy Karl. Karl, who has previously been seen on Broadway in JERSEY BOYS, LEGALLY BLONDE, 9 TO FIVE, and others shot to stardom when he was cast in the title role of Ahrens and Flaherty's $17 million adaptation of the Sylvester Stallone film. Karl reflects on being cast in the role, the physical and emotional toll the role took on him, and the life and career altering journey the experience was for him. He also discusses his excitement to be working alongside Kristin Chenowith in Roundabout Theater Company's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (the first Broadway job for which he didn't have to audition), and tells hilarious stories about collaborating with his wife Orfea on the Jerry Mitchell helmed 2007 production of LEGALLY BLONDE. (more...)

Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald & More Call for NYC Mayor to Reverse Decision on Cutting Adoption FundingIdina Menzel, Audra McDonald & More Call for NYC Mayor to Reverse Decision on Cutting Adoption Funding
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

A growing number of the most noted celebrities in the entertainment industry are calling on Mayor de Blasio to reverse his administration's recent decision completely cutting funding to the only two agencies dedicated to helping all NYC foster children find adoptive families. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mommy-To-Be Anika Larsen Performs SING YOU TO SLEEP at Birdland!Photo Coverage: Mommy-To-Be Anika Larsen Performs SING YOU TO SLEEP at Birdland!
by Walter McBride - Mar 25, 2015

On Monday, March 23, Anika Larsen, the 2014 Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner currently starring on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, introduced her debut solo CD SING YOU TO SLEEP with a special concert as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series. Scroll down for more photos from the concert! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Anika Larsen Charms at BirdlandBWW Reviews: Anika Larsen Charms at Birdland
by David Clarke - Mar 25, 2015

Celebrating the release of SING YOU TO SLEEP, Anika Larsen made her solo concert debut at Birdland on Monday, March 23. Joined by her BEAUTIFUL castmates Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector and her XANADU castmate Kenita Miller, Larsen's set featured songs from her album and thematically appropriate solos that featured her guests' talents too. Thus, the evening was the perfect night cap to an otherwise manic Monday. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL's Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector Celebrate SING YOU TO SLEEP at BirdlandPhoto Flash: BEAUTIFUL's Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector Celebrate SING YOU TO SLEEP at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

On Monday, March 23, Anika Larsen, the 2014 Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner currently starring on Broadway in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, introduced her debut solo CD SING YOU TO SLEEP with a special concert as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Stars Reunite for Anika Larsen's Birdland Concert!Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Stars Reunite for Anika Larsen's Birdland Concert!
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2015

ANIKA LARSEN, the 2014 Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner currently starring on Broadway in Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical, introduced her debut solo CD Sing you to Sleep with a special concert at Birdland Jazz Club as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series last night, March 23. Joining Larsen in concert were her original BEAUTIFUL co-stars, Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Tony nominee Jarrod Spector. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Look at Chilina Kennedy & Jessica Keenan Wynn in Broadway's BEAUTIFUL!Photo Flash: New Look at Chilina Kennedy & Jessica Keenan Wynn in Broadway's BEAUTIFUL!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Broadway welcomed back Chilina Kennedy earlier this month, succeeding Tony winner Jessie Mueller as legendary songstress Carole King in BEAUTIFUL. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Kennedy and Jessica Keenan Wynn in the cast, who replaced Anika Larsen! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Anika Larsen Brings SING YOU TO SLEEP to Birdland TonightBEAUTIFUL's Anika Larsen Brings SING YOU TO SLEEP to Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

ANIKA LARSEN, the 2014 Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner currently starring on Broadway in Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical, will introduce her debut solo CD Sing you to Sleep with a special concert at Birdland Jazz Club as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series tonight, March 23 at 7:00 PM. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/21-3/22/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/21-3/22/2015
by - Mar 22, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 22, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

Confirmed! BEAUTIFUL is Headed to the Big Screen!Confirmed! BEAUTIFUL is Headed to the Big Screen!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

As scooped first by BroadwayWorld.com earlier this week here, the hit Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL is headed to the big screen. Sony pictures confirmed today that 'The film version of 'Beautiful' will be produced by Tom Hanks; Gary Goetzman, a producer whose movie credits include 'Mamma Mia!' in 2008; and Paul Blake, the lead producer of 'Beautiful' on Broadway. Douglas McGrath, who wrote the book for the stage production, will work on the screenplay.' (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for March 23-29, Featuring Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for March 23-29, Featuring Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 22, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Anika Larsen featuring Special Guests Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector; Tony Yazbeck: The Floor Above Me; 54 Sings Children of Eden; Out of the Blue: Oxford's All-Male A Capella Sensation; and Elon University: ...And the Story Goes on. (more...)

Covenant House Youth to Join Broadway Stars in CROSSING BRIDGES Play Festival This WeekendCovenant House Youth to Join Broadway Stars in CROSSING BRIDGES Play Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The theatrical result of a unique international partnership between New York's Covenant House International and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London will be showcased this month at the star-studded Crossing Bridges Play Festival in Manhattan. The event, which is being held at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theatre on Sunday 22 March 2015, has also been made possible thanks to a line-up of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners and nominees, all of whom have generously donated their time and talents to the project. (more...)

John Abercrombie Quartet, Anika Larsen with Jessie Mueller and More Set for Week of 3/23 at BirdlandJohn Abercrombie Quartet, Anika Larsen with Jessie Mueller and More Set for Week of 3/23 at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for March 23 - March 29, featuring the John Abercrombie Quartet, Anika Larsen with Jessie Mueller & Jerrod Spector, Barbara Carroll, Peter Mazza and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Jessie Mueller's Final Performance in BEAUTIFUL!Photo Flash: Go Inside Jessie Mueller's Final Performance in BEAUTIFUL!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Award-winning Canadian actress Chilina Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut as 'Mary Magdalene' in Jesus Christ Superstar, has nabbed the title role in Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. Kennedy began performances on Saturday, March 7, succeeding Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller, who played her final performance on Friday night. Below, go behind the scenes of Mueller's final night as Carole King! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chilina Kennedy Takes First Bow as Carole King in BEAUTIFULPhoto Coverage: Chilina Kennedy Takes First Bow as Carole King in BEAUTIFUL
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Mar 8, 2015

Broadway welcomed back Chilina Kennedy yesterday, March 7, succeeding Tony winner Jessie Mueller as legendary songstress Carole King in BEAUTIFUL. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of last night's curtain call! (more...)

Chilina Kennedy Takes Over as Legendary Carole King in Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Today; Photos, Videos & More!Chilina Kennedy Takes Over as Legendary Carole King in Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Today; Photos, Videos & More!
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 7, 2015

Broadway welcomes back Chilina Kennedy today, March 7, succeeding Tony winner Jessie Mueller as legendary songstress Carole King in BEAUTIFUL - in honor of Kennedy's return, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at her blossoming stage career! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Wanted to Bring 'Everything I Had Up Until the Very End'BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Wanted to Bring 'Everything I Had Up Until the Very End'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

After an 18-month run on Broadway, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller will say goodbye to the biomusical BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING STORY tonight. (more...)

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