Ben Fankhauser News

Photo Coverage: Inside HEATHERS' Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Jessica Gordon - Apr 01, 2014

25 years to the day the film was released, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy, made its New York premiere at New World Stages. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is directed by famed stage and screen director Andy Fickman, with choreography by Emmy Award winner Marguerite Derricks. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Jeremy Greenbaum Set to Join NEWSIES as Davey Tonight
by Louisa Brady - Apr 01, 2014

Newsies, the Tony AwardŽ winning 'Critics' Pick,' has just announced that Jeremy Greenbaum will temporarily join the cast in the role of Davey beginning with this evening's performance and will play the role through Sunday, May 18, 2014. He steps in for Ben Fankhauser, who originated the role. Greenbaum makes his Broadway debut in the hit musical, marking the 29th such debut since Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

Jeremy Greenbaum Joins NEWSIES as 'Davey' Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Newsies, the Tony AwardŽ winning "Critics' Pick," is pleased to announce that Jeremy Greenbaum will temporarily join the cast in the role of Davey beginning with this evening's performance and will play the role throughSunday, May 18, 2014. He steps in for Ben Fankhauser, who originated the role. Greenbaum makes his Broadway debut in the hit musical, marking the 29th such debut since Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 22-28, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 28, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look ar opening night of LES MIS, a peek into a recent workshop led by Jonathan Gorff, coverage of of KING LEAR starring Michael Pennington, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Liana Hunt and Corey Cott & More in NEWSIES!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Since bursting onto Broadway, Newsies has set and broken seven Nederlander Theatre house records on its way to becoming the highest-grossing show of the 2011-12 Broadway season. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations - including eight Tony Award nods - and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography. One of Broadway's highest-profile hits, it has been featured nationally on 'Dancing with the Stars,' 'The View,' 'ABC World News,' 'Nightline,' 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,' and 'The CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade.' Below we bring you a first look at the current cast in action! (more...)

NEWSIES to Offer Free Lottery in Honor of 2nd Anniversary on Broadway, 3/23-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Newsies, The Tony Award-winning show celebrates two years on Broadway March 29th at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street, New York City) with gifts and one of a kind audience experiences. (more...)

Graffiti Art, NEWSIES Dancers and More Set for CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The March edition of ARTS IN THE CITY celebrates our region's artists and their work - graffiti art, landscape and portrait art, dance, theatre, and comedy ... even social change. Hosted by Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson reporting from Gallery 69 in Tribeca, the newest ARTS IN THE CITY debuts tonight, March 14 (2014) on CUNY TV* at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm (more...)

Graffiti Art, NEWSIES Dancers and More Set for CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The March edition of ARTS IN THE CITY celebrates our region's artists and their work - graffiti art, landscape and portrait art, dance, theatre, and comedy ... even social change. Hosted by Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson reporting from Gallery 69 in Tribeca, the newest ARTS IN THE CITY debuts Friday, March 14 (2014) on CUNY TV* at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm; is repeated Sunday 3/16 at noon; and returns Friday 3/28 at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm and on Sunday 3/30 at noon on CUNY TV. On and after March 14, the program may be viewed anytime on www.cuny.tv. (more...)

Susan Blackwell Set to Host Cutting-Edge Composers Concert at 54 Below, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Title of Show's Susan Blackwell will host Cutting-Edge Composers at 54 Below on 2/17 at 9:30pm! She will be joined by Broadway performers Ben Platt (Book of Mormon), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Emma Hunton (Next to Normal) and many more as they present material from new musicals by up-and-coming composers. Tickets are available at http://54below.com/artist/cutting-edge-composers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Madeline Myers Wins First Annual Davenport Songwriting Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Broadway Producer Ken Davenport and Davenport Theatrical presented the first annual Davenport Songwriting Contest! 10 songs competed for the title of 'Best Song' and a $500 Grand Prize. All finalists received a cash prize of $50. The evening was hosted by Rock Audition Guru, Sheri Sanders (Rock The Audition). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Liana Hunt to Succeed Kara Lindsay in Broadway's NEWSIES as 'Katherine Plumber'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Newsies, the Tony Award-winning "Critics' Pick" about to enter its third year on Broadway, welcomes Liana Hunt to the role of the show's leading lady Katherine Plumber, beginning Monday, February 3rd. Kara Lindsay, who created the role, will play her final performance this Sunday, February 2nd. (more...)

Davenport Songwriting Contest Set for this Week, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Broadway Producer Ken Davenport (author of the popular blog, The Producer's Perspective) & Davenport Theatrical present the first annual Davenport Songwriting Contest! 10 songs will compete for the title of 'Best Song' and a $500 Grand Prize. All finalists will receive a cash prize of $50. The evening will be hosted by Rock Audition Guru, Sheri Sanders (Rock The Audition). Singers include Hannah Elless (Somewhere In Time, Godspell, The Other Josh Cohen), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Craig Waletzko (Guys & Dolls, Young Frankenstein), and Mary Kate Morrissey (Hair). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kara Lindsay and the Cast of NEWSIES Support Friends In Theater Company
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2014

Friends In Theater's founder Phil Accorso stopped by the Nederlander Theater to visit FITC alumna Kara Lindsay and her cast mates, Ben Fankhauser, Jess LeProtto, Adam Kaplan, and Tommy Martinez. Check out the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris Unites with NEWSIES Cast for Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Cast members from Newsies, the Tony AwardŽ winning new American musical, will appear with Neil Patrick Harris in the opening number of the 2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. The original song, 'Are You Ready For Christmas?,' is staged by Newsies' Tony Award winning choreographer, Christopher Gattelli and written by David Javerbaum ('The Daily Show,' Cry-Baby) and Adam Schlesinger ('Fountains of Wayne,'Cry-Baby), who have previously penned tunes for Neil Patrick Harris' hosting turns on The Tony Awards and The Emmy Awards. The parade airs on ABC, beginning at 10:00am EST/ 9:00am C/P, on Christmas morning, Wednesday, December 25, 2013. (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows- NEWSIES
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2013

It's Broadway's long-running shows that keep Times Square bustling year-round with theatre-goers from around the world who are making it to the Great White Way for their first time. Newsies is currently in its second year at the Nederlander Theatre, having played almost 700 performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Young Stage, Film and TV Performers Rehearse for SONGS FOR STORY SHIFTERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

Broadway may be dark on Mondays, but more than a dozen young performers from stage, film, and television shone at the first ever Songs for Story Shifters benefit concert on Monday November 4th at Stage 72 in The Triad Theater. Proceeds from the two shows will go to Story Shifters, an education residency program providing free theater education to New York City students with autism and other learning disabilities. Scroll down for photos of the cast in rehearsals! (more...)

NEWSIES: STORIES OF THE UNLIKELY BROADWAY HIT Now Available at Nederlander Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Newsies, the hit Tony Award-winning 'critics' pick,' celebrates the release of its first book, Newsies: Stories of the Unlikely Broadway Hit. The book will be sold exclusively for Newsiesticket holders at The Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st Street, NYC and at www.newsiesbroadwaystore.com, beginning November, 4th 2013 until February 4th 2014, when it goes on-sale in retail outlets nationwide. The book retails for $25 and includes photos that have never been seen publicly. (more...)

Corey Cott, Kara Lindsay & More Set for BROADWAY LOVES THE SPICE GIRLS at Canal Room, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

After the wildly successful 'Broadway Loves Britney' and 'Broadway Sings The 90's' concerts, 'The TRL Generation' returns to the Canal Room on Sunday, November 10th with 'Broadway Loves the Spice Girls,' a 'Girl Power'-filled song and dance extravaganza paying tribute to the Fab Five. The 9:30PM concert is musically directed by Benjamin Rauhala, directed by Kyle Fox, and produced by Shoshana Feinstein. (more...)

Ben Fankhauser, Amber Iman & More to Sing Joey Contreras at Rockwood Music Hall, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Stars from the Broadway musicals Newsies, Motown The Musical, Godspell, Soul Doctor and American Idiot join musical pop songwriter, Joey Contreras for his return to Rockwood Music Hall on Sunday, November 3rd at 9PM. After playing a packed house earlier in August, the award-winning songwriter will be delivering a bigger band with more tunes from his upcoming album, Young Kind of Love. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- NEWSIES Dream Team Jeff Calhoun & Christopher Gattelli
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 05, 2013

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, the creative masterminds behind NEWSIES, director Jeff Calhoun and choreographer Christopher Gattelli, chat about giving the show life on stage, their past and future projects and so much more! Click below to check out the full interview! (more...)

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