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Date of Birth: October 26, 1971 (44)
Birth Place: Joliet, IL, USA
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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...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/4/16- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWNSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/4/16- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2016

Today in 1999, You're A Good an Charlie Brown opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 149 performances. A 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, the show is based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. THe 1999 revival featured new dialogue by Michael Mayer, who also directed, and additional songs and orchestration written by Andrew Lippa; choreography was by Jerry Mitchell. The cast featured Anthony Rapp, Kristin Chenoweth, and Roger Bart. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IF/THEN at Aronoff features great talent, but loses its wayBWW Reviews: IF/THEN at Aronoff features great talent, but loses its way
by Kate Elliott - Feb 4, 2016

IF/THEN begins well enough with a compelling musical number. The song 'What If?' weaves a tapestry of tight harmonies and interesting staging. It immediately establishes the premise: a woman paralyzed by the song's title question proceeds to live out two possible life paths for the audience. Think 'Sliding Doors,' but with more supporting characters and a lot more songs. Unfortunately, this ambitious multi-layered premise proves too much for the authors, and the show ultimately loses its way. (more...)

BWW Review: Seeing IF/THEN is a Choice Cincinnati Should MakeBWW Review: Seeing IF/THEN is a Choice Cincinnati Should Make
by Kelly Thompson - Feb 3, 2016

If/Then, just by the way it is written, will always be about if the woman playing Elizabeth/Liz/Beth is on or not.  While the show was on Broadway Elizabeth was played by Idina Menzel so obviously people will always want to compare.  I for one, am not going to do that because Jackie Burns was too amazing. She completely sold both story lines and sang her face off.  The vocal performance that this character requires is no easy feat and Burns made it look effortless. (more...)

IF/THEN National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox in MarchIF/THEN National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 15 - 27. (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...)

BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 1, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Phil Geoffrey Bond, Producer of 'Simply Streisand' at NJPAC on 2/6. (more...)

BWW Review: IF/THEN at Winspear Opera HouseBWW Review: IF/THEN at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 29, 2016

When IF/THEN debuted on Broadway in March 2014, it reunited original RENT stars Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp with RENT director Michael Grief. Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, whose 2008 rock musical NEXT TO NORMAL had received the Pulitzer Prize, wrote the much-anticipated show, and New York celebrated the team's brisk New York return. Although the show received mostly mixed-to-positive reviews, it lasted a mere 430 performances, despite mother-daughter duos flocking to see Menzel upon the icy heels of FROZEN's success. (more...)

Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join IF/THEN Tour Tomorrow in DallasJackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join IF/THEN Tour Tomorrow in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray(American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, starting tomorrow,Wednesday, January 27 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. (more...)

Everything Is RENT (This Month): Countdown to the 20th Anniversary with Anthony Rapp & Adam PascalEverything Is RENT (This Month): Countdown to the 20th Anniversary with Anthony Rapp & Adam Pascal
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

This month we are all RENT-heads again, because BroadwayWorld is paying homage to the musical with 20 days of RENT! Be sure to check back daily to get your fix with videos of performances from Broadway, the big screen and beyond. Today, we're bringing you Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal performing 'What You Own' in 2014. (more...)

No Day But Today! Top 10 Quotes from BroadwayCon's RENT ReunionNo Day But Today! Top 10 Quotes from BroadwayCon's RENT Reunion
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

New York City's first ever BroadwayCon is underway this weekend, and one of the first -- and most anticipated events -- was tonight's RENT 20th anniversary reunion panel. The resounding take-away from tonight's discussion is that there really is 'no day but today.' Scroll down for ten of the top quotes from the event! (more...)

BWW Review: Idina Menzel Concludes Final Week in IF/THEN Tour at OC's Segerstrom CenterBWW Review: Idina Menzel Concludes Final Week in IF/THEN Tour at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 21, 2016

Much like the opening night performance I experienced at the show's debut at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood last month, I was once again blown away by Menzel's incredible musical gifts with the show's opener at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa (which plays through January 24). Even better: she is still surrounded by the same equally astonishing support cast, particularly her original Broadway co-stars LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, and James Snyder. So how was the experience this time? While my initial reaction to the show itself hovered somewhere in the middle, I have to admit that I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed the show the second time around. Dare I say, I even think I *loved* it more. (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...)


by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 18, 2016

En enero de 1996 RENT levantaba el telon en el Off Broadway y este año, coincidiendo con el 20 aniversario, llega una nueva produccion a Barcelona dirigida por Daniel Angles. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/16/2016
by - Jan 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/16/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: IF/THEN Stands on Idina Menzel's Star PowerBWW Review: IF/THEN Stands on Idina Menzel's Star Power
by Herbert Paine - Jan 14, 2016

In addition to Idina Menzel's predictably powerhouse vocals, IF/THEN features a stellar performance by LaChanze. She is a non-stop engine of energy, delivering one knockout song after another and acting up a storm. Janine DiVita stands out as well as a talent to watch. (more...)

Tickets to IF/THEN National Tour at Orpheum Theatre on Sale FridayTickets to IF/THEN National Tour at Orpheum Theatre on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that tickets for the Minneapolis debut of the national tour of If/Then, named the "Best Musical of the Year" by New York Magazine, will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. (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...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Talks IF/THEN in Los AngelesSTAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Talks IF/THEN in Los Angeles
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2015

The L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN, starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), began performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016. Menzel recently stopped by FOX 11 Los Angeles to talk about the show. Click below to watch her interview! (more...)

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