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WAKE UP with BWW 2/12/2016 - Duncan in Neverland, Broadway in Oz and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/12/2016 - Duncan in Neverland, Broadway in Oz and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 12, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Sandy Duncan flies back to Neverland, big Broadway names head to Oz to celebrate Stephen Schwartz,†and more! (more...)

Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen to Depart Broadway's BEAUTIFUL; Replacements in the WingsJarrod Spector & Anika Larsen to Depart Broadway's BEAUTIFUL; Replacements in the Wings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Producers†Paul Blake†and†Sony/ATV Music Publishing†announced today that Ben Jacoby, previously seen in the US Tour of Phantom of the Opera, will step into the role of 'Barry Mann' in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, beginning the week of February 29, 2016. Jacoby will take over for Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector, whose last performance is scheduled for Sunday, February 28, 2016. Beautiful - The Carole King Musical plays at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan HiltyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of †Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth MaloneThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth Malone
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 18, 2016

On Monday, January 18th, The Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-nominated FUN HOME star Beth Malone. Malone made her Broadway debut in the 2006 production of RING OF FIRE, and has†found much success working regionally,†including a critically acclaimed turn in the title role of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Two Fine Years! BEAUTIFUL Celebrates a Broadway Milestone!Photo Coverage: Two Fine Years! BEAUTIFUL Celebrates a Broadway Milestone!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 13, 2016

Just yesterday, the company of Beautiful celebrated a milestone- two years on Broadway!†Since opening on Broadway on January 12, 2014,†Beautiful - The Carole King Musical,†about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter†has broken all box office records at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where it is now the highest grossing production in the theatre's history.† It recently passed the $100 million in grosses and is already the 27th†highest grossing musical in Broadway history. †BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL National Tour Recoups in Four Months; Musical Marks 2 Years on BroadwayBEAUTIFUL National Tour Recoups in Four Months; Musical Marks 2 Years on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that the first national tour of BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, has recouped in just four months on the road. The Broadway production of BEAUTIFUL, which opened on Broadway on January 12, 2014, celebrates two years tonight at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Renee Elise GoldsberryThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 4, 2016

On Monday, January 4, the Theater People podcast welcomes HAMILTON star Renee Elise Goldsberry. In†the†episode, Goldsberry talks about why she turned down her audition for the show several times, learning her showstopping number 'Satisfied,' and†how it feels to be a part of the phenomenon that is HAMILTON.† (more...)

BWW Interview: Anika Larsen Talks Being a New Mom on BroadwayBWW Interview: Anika Larsen Talks Being a New Mom on Broadway
by David Clarke - Dec 16, 2015

Anika Larsen, who originated the role of Cynthia Weil in the smash hit Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, has returned to the Broadway following her maternity leave. Recently, I went back stage at BEAUTIFUL and chatted with the celebrated actress in her dressing room. We talked about what it's like being a Broadway actress and a new mom, the upcoming holidays, and more. (more...)

Ghostlight Records to Honor THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour with Podcast Feat. Kelli O'Hara & Jason Robert BrownGhostlight Records to Honor THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour with Podcast Feat. Kelli O'Hara & Jason Robert Brown
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Ghostlight Records will highlight the beloved score for The Bridges of Madison County in its exclusive iTunes podcast series 'Ghostlight Shines On,' in which artists explore their albums in-depth, track-by-track, with music interwoven with commentary. In the series, key figures from each musical discuss the songs, recording the album, and share personal stories behind the music. The Bridges of Madison County, which won 2014 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations, is currently on a national tour through July 2016. The podcast includes remarks from three-time Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown and the show's original leading lady Kelli O'Hara, who earned her fifth Tony Award nomination for this role. Download the podcast and subscribe on iTunes here. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Norm LewisThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Norm Lewis
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 15, 2015

On Tuesday, December 15, the Theater People Podcast welcome's Tony-nominee Norm Lewis,†whose†career on and off Broadway, in London's West End, and on the international concert circuit, spans nearly 25 years, and counting. He†will be making his Feinstein's/54 Below debut with a holiday show running from December 20th to 24th at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matt Farnsworth on the Creation of His Innovative Vocal Studio AppBWW Interview: Matt Farnsworth on the Creation of His Innovative Vocal Studio App
by Robert Diamond - Dec 14, 2015

Matt Farnsworth is an accomplished voice teacher, actor, and pianist living and working in NYC. He has been teaching voice since 1995 when he became the consulting coach on Broadway's production of Rent. Since then, Matt has taught hundreds of Broadway actors, film stars and recording artists which include Sara Bareilles, Carly Rae Jepsen and American Idol finalists Constantine Maroulis and Pia Toscano. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Elizabeth StanleyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Elizabeth Stanley
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 30, 2015

On Monday, November 30, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Elizabeth Stanley. She is currently headlining the first national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in the role of Francesca. Stanley made her Broadway debut as April in the 2006 John Doyle helmed production of COMPANY. She went on to originate the role of Allison in CRY BABY, and then Dyanne in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. She was most recently seen on Broadway as Claire in last year's Tony-nominated ON THE TOWN. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony Winner Annaleigh AshfordThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 23, 2015

On Monday, November 23, the Theater People Podcast welcomes back Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford. Ashford, who was Theater People's third ever guest.†For this episode, Ashford†talks about her Tony Award winning turn in last year's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, her critically acclaimed work on the Showtime series MASTERS OF SEX, and working alongside Matthew Broderick and Julie White in the current Broadway revival of SYLVIA. (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Daisy EaganThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Daisy Eagan
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 13, 2015

On Friday, November 13th, the Theater People Podcast is releasing a bonus 'catching up' episode with previous guest, Tony Award-winner Daisy Eagan. Eagan became†the youngest female Tony Award winner, when she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for originating the role of Mary Lennox in the 1991 Broadway production of THE SECRET GARDEN. She was also seen on Broadway in LES MISERABLES and JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christopher Sieber, Lesli Margherita & More Celebrate Launch of Seth Rudetsky's New Book!Photo Coverage: Christopher Sieber, Lesli Margherita & More Celebrate Launch of Seth Rudetsky's New Book!
by Walter McBride - Oct 29, 2015

DRESS CIRCLE PUBLISHING just hosted a†special celebration of the new book by Sirius XM radio host SETH RUDETSKY. The launch event for SETH'S BROADWAY DIARY, VOLUME 2, featured†Stephanie J. Block,†Andrea Burns,†Ana Gasteyer, Mandy Gonzales,†Jackie Hoffman, and Christopher Sieber,†who performed excerpts and some of Seth's favorite songs. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcome Tony-Winner Lena HallThe Theater People Podcast Welcome Tony-Winner Lena Hall
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 25, 2015

On Monday, October 26, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner Lena Hall. Hall, who won her Tony Award for her gender bending performance as Yitzhak in the 2014 Broadway production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, shares stories of her ten-plus career as a working actor and musician in New York City. (more...)

BWW Interview: Becky Gulsvig of BEAUTIFUL at The Kennedy Center For Performing ArtsBWW Interview: Becky Gulsvig of BEAUTIFUL at The Kennedy Center For Performing Arts
by Jamie McGonnigal - Oct 5, 2015

A few years ago, her Elle in the national tour of Legally Blonde earned her a Helen Hayes nomination. Now, Becky Gulsvig is back in DC singing some more familiar tunes in BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Releases Part 2 of Laura Benanti InterviewThe Theater People Podcast Releases Part 2 of Laura Benanti Interview
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 28, 2015

On Monday, September 28, the Theater People podcast welcomes back Tony-winner Laura Benanti for part 2 of her interview. The first part of the interview launched earlier this month. In this episode, Benanti discusses her work in the short-lived WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN for which the actress received her fourth Tony nomination. Benanti also discusses her television work including the hugely popular SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, NASHVILLE, and the upcoming SUPERGIRL. Additionally, she discussed working with the Radio City Rockettes in last year's SPRING SPECTACULAR, and writing her first book. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Laura BenantiThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Laura Benanti
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 13, 2015

On Monday, September 13, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner Laura Benanti. This is the first of two interviews in which Benanti will be featured on the podcast, The second part of will be released in two weeks! (more...)

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