Barbara Anselmi News

Photo Flash: The Uptown Players present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUPhoto Flash: The Uptown Players present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the charming, and funny new musical It Shoulda Been You, running March 24 - April 9, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Smithtown Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Mar 14, 2017

You're a guest at the riotous wedding of Rebecca Steinberg and Brian Howard in Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts' fantastic musical production 'It Shoulda Been You.' Family squabble, friendly foolery, and shocking surprises are all present in this delightful show that revolves around a young couple on their wedding day. This Long Island premiere has a book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove with music by Barbara Anselmi. Michael Cooper, Will Randall, Carla Rose Fisher, Ernie Lijo, and Jill Abramovitz also contributed to the lyrics. (more...)

Mad Theatre Of Tampa Announces 2017-18 SeasonMad Theatre Of Tampa Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Mad Theatre of Tampa's 2017-18 season lineup at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts has been announced. (more...)

Mauckingbird Theatre Company to Present SING OUT LOUD Concert of LGBTQ CompositionsMauckingbird Theatre Company to Present SING OUT LOUD Concert of LGBTQ Compositions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Mauckingbird Theatre Company, now in its 10th season presenting professional gay-themed theater, brings a benefit concert of new LGBTQ compositions to Philly. Funny. Political. Satirical. (more...)

BWW Review: LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2017 PRESENTED BY PRINCESS CRUISES Rocks the Colony in Its Second WeekBWW Review: LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2017 PRESENTED BY PRINCESS CRUISES Rocks the Colony in Its Second Week
by Don Grigware - Jan 17, 2017

Loosely patterned after 'an audition process', this 11th annual fully produced event is geared to discovering new talent between the ages of 18 and 32 for the musical theatre stage. This year once again the contest is generously sponsored/presented by Princess Cruises. As has become the standard, approximately 20 contestants compete for the title, a $2500 cash prize, a headlining engagement at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal during the New Year, professional representation in the business of  musical theatre, and other valuable prizes. To date, over a dozen former contestants have already made their Broadway and/or Off-Broadway debuts; while nearly another 100 have either starred in Broadway U.S. National Tours; Regional U.S. Musical Theatre productions; Las Vegas Hotel sit-downs of Broadway Musicals; on board in lavish production shows presented by some of the world's most prestigious cruise lines; or have starred on stages at numerous Southern California Theme Parks such as Disneyland's California Adventure and Lego Land. Internationally, Tokyo Disney is also host to Stage Star talent.  (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens this Month at O'Connell and CompanyIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens this Month at O'Connell and Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

O'Connell & Company, the professional theatre in residence at The Park School of Buffalo, presents this hit Broadway musical comedy for its WNY Premier, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU - Book and Lyrics Brian Hargrove, Music and Concept Barbara Anselmi, onstage January 26 through February 26, 2017. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Play The Henegar Center; Cast Announced!IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Play The Henegar Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Henegar Center announced casting for It Shoulda Been You, a musical comedy. Under the direction of Hank Rion, It Shoulda Been You will play January 13 - 29, 2017 on The Henegar Center main stage. (more...)

Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

Don't Miss Out! Your Complete and Updated Guide to the Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction!Don't Miss Out! Your Complete and Updated Guide to the Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction LineupJavier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Video Roundup: Meet Broadway's New 'Grizabella' - Mamie Parris!Video Roundup: Meet Broadway's New 'Grizabella' - Mamie Parris!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

As announced earlier today, Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will assume the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Parris, who currently stars as 'Patty' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, will succeed pop star Leona Lewis in the role. Get to know Parris with clips from some of her performances below! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown & More Team with Broadway Inspirational Voices for 'Songs in the Key of Me' Outreach Program TonightJason Robert Brown & More Team with Broadway Inspirational Voices for 'Songs in the Key of Me' Outreach Program Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) is bringing its Outreach Program to Ronald McDonald House NY, with Jeanine Tesori, Jason Robert Brown and more. (more...)

MVT Opens 48th Season With IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUMVT Opens 48th Season With IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Manoa Valley Theatre opens its 2016-17 season in a Hawaii premiere with the musical comedy It Shoulda Been You, by Brian Hargrove & Barbara Anselmi, from the 2015 Broadway season. The Bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature, his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. When the bride's ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle, "Here Comes the Bride!" Plots are hatched, pacts are made, secrets exposed-and the sister of the bride is left to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown and More Team with Broadway Inspirational Voices for 'Songs in the Key of Me' Outreach ProgramJason Robert Brown and More Team with Broadway Inspirational Voices for 'Songs in the Key of Me' Outreach Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) is bringing its Outreach Program to Ronald McDonald House NY, with Jeanine Tesori, Jason Robert Brown and more. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce Will Be Honored at Drama League's MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY GalaDavid Hyde Pierce Will Be Honored at Drama League's MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Drama League announced today that Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce will be the honoree of the 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

MVT Opens 48th Season With IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUMVT Opens 48th Season With IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Manoa Valley Theatre opens its 2016-17 season in a Hawaii premiere with the musical comedy It Shoulda Been You, by Brian Hargrove & Barbara Anselmi, from the 2015 Broadway season. The Bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature, his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. When the bride's ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle, "Here Comes the Bride!" Plots are hatched, pacts are made, secrets exposed-and the sister of the bride is left to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after! (more...)

Photo Flash: Betsy Wolfe, Margo Seibert, Shaina Taub and More Take Part in WOMEN OF NOTE at NYMFPhoto Flash: Betsy Wolfe, Margo Seibert, Shaina Taub and More Take Part in WOMEN OF NOTE at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) presented the Women of Note concert series, celebrating female, queer and trans artists who are changing the landscape of musical theatre, on Monday, August 1 at The Duke on 42nd Street. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, this one-night-only concert event showcased even more artists than last year in two back-to-back performances. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

Iconic Daytime Star to Take the Stage in SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Gretna TheatreIconic Daytime Star to Take the Stage in SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Gretna Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Gretna Theatre is excited to announce that iconic daytime serial actress Kim Zimmer will take the Gretna Theatre stage in It Shoulda Been You. She assumes the role of Judy Steinberg, which was originated by Tyne Daley in the Broadway production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Prospect Theater Company's ARCHETYPE, Beginning TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Prospect Theater Company's ARCHETYPE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presents ARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production). ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Iconic Daytime Star to Take the Stage in SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Gretna TheatreIconic Daytime Star to Take the Stage in SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Gretna Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Gretna Theatre is excited to announce that iconic daytime serial actress Kim Zimmer will take the Gretna Theatre stage in It Shoulda Been You. She assumes the role of Judy Steinberg, which was originated by Tyne Daley in the Broadway production. (more...)

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