Baayork Lee News

Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips & More Set for Concert Benefiting Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in D.C., 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, ballet dancer Christine Rocas, singer Apl.de.ap and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation's capital for a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrea Martin, Victor Garber & More Help Debra Monk Celebrate Birthday for BC/EFA!
by Jessica Gordon - Feb 25, 2014

Just last night, beloved stage and screen star Debra Monk celebrated her 65th birthday in a free-wheeling rock 'n' roll concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Debra Monk Birthday Bash (#debrabday) featured the Tony Award winner and some of her most talented friends rollicking through a collection of their favorite rock and pop hits. Among those were two-time Tony nominee Charlotte D'Amboise, Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis, four-time Tony nominee and six-time Emmy nominee Victor Garber, two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Andrea Martin and Tony and Emmy nominee Ron Rifkin. BroadwayWorld bring you photos from the concert below! (more...)

Stephen Mo Hanan and Avi Hoffman to Star in National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's THE MEGILE OF ITZIK MANGER, 3/2-16; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Following a wildly successful Off Broadway run last Spring, The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's critically-acclaimed musical production 'The Megile of Itzik Manger' will return to Baruch Performing Arts Center for a two week limited engagement, March 2 - 16. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE: FINAL STAGE Vintage Documentary Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 15, 2014

A fascinating and rare vintage documentary tracing the final weeks of the original Broadway production of legendary multi-award-winning musical juggernaut A CHORUS LINE is now available to view in full. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jerry Mitchell & More to Appear at Dancers Over 40's Legacy Awards, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

At this year's dinner and holiday party, set for Dec. 15 at 9pm at LIPS Restaurant, Dancers Over 40 honors some of its outstanding - and long-time -- members: Advisory Board Members Chita Rivera (West Side Story, Bye, Bye Birdie, Bajour, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spiderwoman), and Bob Avian (Promises, Promises, Coco, Company, Follies, A Chorus Line, Ballroom), Board of Directors member Lawrence Merritt (Dear World, Applause, Pippin, Evita), and long-time DO40 members Skip Randall (Song of Norway, Make Mine Manhattan, Call Me Mister) and Louise Quick (Sweet Charity, Pippin, Best Little Whorehouse, and Fosse Assistant on Pippin, Liza with a Z and Cabaret). Also this year, DO40 is honoring Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola for his ongoing support of DO40 and our mission. This year's host is Christine Pedi (Chicago, Forbidden Broadway). (more...)

BWW TV: Baayork Lee, Maury Yeston & More Remember Marvin Hamlisch at WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE Premiere
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 10, 2013

The new documentary Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love is the American Masters series' Season 27 finale, premiering nationally Friday, December 27, 2013, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and available on DVD January 14, 2014 via PBS Distribution. The film had its New York City premiere last night, and attendees included:Quincy Jones, David Zippel, Annaleigh Ashford, Baayork Lee & more. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with all of them about their friend and collaborator. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Hamlisch Documentary- WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE's NYC Premiere
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 10, 2013

The new documentary Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love is the American Masters series' Season 27 finale, premiering nationally Friday, December 27, 2013, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and available on DVD January 14, 2014 via PBS Distribution. The film had its New York City premiere last night, and attendees included: Quincy Jones, David Zippel, Annaleigh Ashford, Baayork Lee & more. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Brian D'Arcy James, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE Screening Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

A VIP screening of the new American Masters documentary, Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love is set for The Paley Center for Media today, December 9th at 6:15 PM. The new documentary is the American Masters series' Season 27 finale, premiering nationally Friday, December 27, 2013, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and available on DVD January 14, 2014 via PBS Distribution. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Brian D'Arcy James, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE Screening, 12/9
by Movies News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

A VIP screening of the new American Masters documentary, Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love is set for The Paley Center for Media on Monday, December 9th at 6:15 PM. The new documentary is the American Masters series' Season 27 finale, premiering nationally Friday, December 27, 2013, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and available on DVD January 14, 2014 via PBS Distribution. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jerry Mitchell & More to Appear at Dancers Over 40's Legacy Awards, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

At this year's dinner and holiday party, set for Dec. 15 at 9pm at LIPS Restaurant, Dancers Over 40 honors some of its outstanding - and long-time -- members: Advisory Board Members Chita Rivera (West Side Story, Bye, Bye Birdie, Bajour, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spiderwoman), and Bob Avian (Promises, Promises, Coco, Company, Follies, A Chorus Line, Ballroom), Board of Directors member Lawrence Merritt (Dear World, Applause, Pippin, Evita), and long-time DO40 members Skip Randall (Song of Norway, Make Mine Manhattan, Call Me Mister) and Louise Quick (Sweet Charity, Pippin, Best Little Whorehouse, and Fosse Assistant on Pippin, Liza with a Z and Cabaret). Also this year, DO40 is honoring Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola for his ongoing support of DO40 and our mission. This year's host is Christine Pedi (Chicago, Forbidden Broadway). (more...)

LAST CHANCE TO SEE LEE ROY REAMS TONIGHT AT 54 BELOW!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 01, 2013

Lee Roy Reams = Broadway. It's really that simple. Or as Phil Geoffrey Bond, from 54 Below, likes to call this show: BROADWAY 101, and I would Certainly concur. If you have nothing to do tonight, get yourself to the Hottest venue in town, where Sunday Nights have become a "hot ticket" To see some some of the best talent around, doing all sorts of shows. (more...)

Kicking Into High Gear: American Dance Machine's NEXT LOOK: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
by Mary Callahan - Nov 15, 2013

On Monday, November 11th the American Dance Machine for the 21st Century performed “Next Look,” an exclusive benefit showing in preparation for the company's full-length New York City debut at the Joyce Theater next year. The benefit performance included reconstructed works from show-stopping musicals such as Contact, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, and Promises Promises. (more...)

Broadway's Christine Toy Johnson Closes THREE VOICES Series at Stage 72 Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Broadway actress, writer and filmmaker Christine Toy Johnson performs for one night only at Stage 72 (formerly the Triad) tonight, November 11, 2013 at 7:00pm as the final artist in Motown The Musical director Charles Randolph-Wright's 'Three Voices' concert series, which has also featured Nita Whitaker and Dodie Pettit. (more...)

Broadway's Christine Toy Johnson to Close THREE VOICES Series at Stage 72, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

Broadway actress, writer and filmmaker Christine Toy Johnson will perform for one night only at Stage 72 (formerly the Triad) on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7:00pm as the final artist in Motown The Musical director Charles Randolph-Wright's 'Three Voices' concert series, which has also featured Nita Whitaker and Dodie Pettit. (more...)

American Dance Machine to Present Works by Susan Stroman, Michael Bennett & More, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present a benefit evening of classic musical theater dance numbers from A Chorus Line, Contact, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, 42nd Street and Promises! Promises on Monday, November 11 at New York City Center, Studio Five at 7:00 p.m. Each piece has been coached by artists intimately involved in their original productions. The evening will be directed by Artistic Director Margo Sappington and feature live music with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. ADM21 is a new non-profit dance company founded by Executive Director Nikki Feirt Atkins, dedicated to creating a living and vibrant archive of classic and current notable musical theater choreography. (more...)

Meet the Cast: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA US Tour- Part 2!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Just last week, Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group announced the casting and initial tour schedule for their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera launching a major North American Tour in Providence, R.I. at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. Meet the rest of the cast below! (more...)

Protesters Boycott Touring MISS SAIGON at the Ordway in St. Paul
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

Surrounded by controversy, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts opens a touring production of MISS SAIGON tonight, October 8, in St. Paul, Minn. According to Kare11.com, protesters of the show -- the Tony-nominated modern take on Puccini's Madame Butterfly -- asked the Ordway's President Patricia Mitchell to 'apologize, offer refunds to ticket holders who wish them and promise never to show MISS SAIGON again.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: MISS SAIGON Flies Away From the Fisher Theatre Oct 6
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 06, 2013

A special open captioned performance of Miss Saigon has been announced for tonight at 7:30 pm. Seats are being held in an area of the main floor for this performance for those who are in need of this service. Tickets for this reserved section may be purchase in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. (more...)

MISS SAIGON to Open 10/8 at Ordway Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will present Miss Saigon, one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time Oct. 8-13, 2013. A modern take on Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Miss Saigon is a powerful pop opera and an emotional tale about forbidden love, the tragedies of war and the sacrifices made for family. (more...)

Intimate Interview with Miss Saigon's Leading Lady
by Emmalyn Helge - Sep 25, 2013

Miss Saigon is playing at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit from September 24 through October 06, 2013 (more...)

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