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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...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Supports Orlando at FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE; Go Inside the Concert!Photo Flash: Broadway Supports Orlando at FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE; Go Inside the Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando†brought together some of Broadway's biggest stars last night to support the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, Hope and Help Center and Zebra Coalition. The benefit concert, which sold out†within two hours†of tickets going on-sale, took place at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Off-Stage Pics From Orlando's FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVEPHOTO FLASH: Off-Stage Pics From Orlando's FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

While there was a lot of work to be quickly done, many of the performers still found time to snap photos for their social media pages. (more...)

BWW TV: Exclusive Interviews 'From Broadway w/ Love' with Chita, Stokes, Norbert, Darren, Kelli, MoreBWW TV: Exclusive Interviews 'From Broadway w/ Love' with Chita, Stokes, Norbert, Darren, Kelli, More
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 26, 2016

Last night, BroadwayWorld was at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando, Florida for the 'From Broadway with Love' concert to benefit the Central Florida LGBTQ Community and the victims of the†Pulse Nightclub shooting. We spoke with Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norbert Leo Butz, Darren Criss, Lilla Crawford, Anika Larsen, Carrie Manolakos, and (in a separate video below) Kelli O'Hara.† (more...)

VIDEO: Anika Larsen and Keala Settle Belt RENT's 'Take Me Or Leave Me' For FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVEVIDEO: Anika Larsen and Keala Settle Belt RENT's 'Take Me Or Leave Me' For FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

Following the tragic event that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, the Broadway and Orlando theatre communities will unite tonight, Monday, July 25 at 7:30 pm at the Disney Theatre in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to perform FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR ORLANDO; a healing night of music and dance to honor the 49 victims. (more...)

VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Proceeds from the love anthem will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice RipleyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher FitzgeraldThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

Darren Criss and More Sign on for 'FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE' Orlando Benefit ConcertDarren Criss and More Sign on for 'FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE' Orlando Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando today announced new additions to the sold-out concert line-up. The benefit concert, which sold out within two hours of tickets going on-sale, will take place on July 25th at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm. (more...)

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