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Photo Coverage: Lillias White, Robin de Jesus and More Sing THE SONGS OF LYONS & PAKCHAR at 54 Below
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Apr 15, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomed two-time Tony Award winner Lillias White, Ben Platt, Naturi Naughton, Katie Thompson, two-time Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesus and more for 'Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar' last night, April 14. Contemporary musical theatre composers Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar showcased original music from their Pop/R&B catalogue. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the sold-out concert below! (more...)

Roslyn Kind, Susan Eagan & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Ben Platt, Lillias White, Nic Rouleau & More Join Lyons & Pakchar for Sold-Out 54 Below Show Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Two-Time Tony Award Winner Lillias White, Ben Platt, Naturi Naughton, Katie Thompson, and Two-TIme Tony Award Nominee Robin de Jesu?s & more in Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar tonight, Monday, April 14 at 9:30PM. (more...)

Lyons & Pakchar Sell Out 54 Below Debut, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Two-Time Tony Award Winner Lillias White, Ben Platt, Naturi Naughton, Katie Thompson, and Two-TIme Tony Award Nominee Robin de Jesus & more in Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar on Monday, April 14 at 9:30PM. For one night only, contemporary musical theatre composers Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar will showcase original music from their Pop/R&B catalogue with performances by leading Broadway artists, such as Lillias White (The Life, Fela), Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon), Naturi Naughton (3LW, Notorious, Fame), Katie Thompson (Giant), Robin de Jesus (In The Heights), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Mykal Kilgore (Motown: The Musical), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), Felicia Boswell (Memphis), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Tamika Sonja Lawrence (If/Then), Daniel Torres (Evita), John Brink (LES MISERABLES), Nik Alexander (Priscilla Queen of the Desert tour), Bradley Greer (Altar Boyz tour), Melody Madarasz (Mr. Chickees Funny Money), J. Hoard and more. With back-up singers Rashidra Scott (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Olithea Anglin (Something Major), and Darius Harper (The Book of Mormon tour). (more...)

Backstage BOOK OF MORMON & 'GENTLEMAN'S' Tours, THE VOICE Tickets & More Up for Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Annual Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced initial details for its 2014 special online Auction. Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins today, Friday, April 11 at 10AM at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons. Online bidding will continue through Monday, April 28 at 8PM. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 11, 2014 - DISASTER! Fades, BOOK OF MORMON Tweets, LADY DAY Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 11, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DISASTER! closes off-Broadway, the stars of THE BOOK OF MORMON take to Twitter, and coming up on Sunday, LADY DAY opens on Broadway! (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Stars Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt Set for Twitter Chat, April 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

We can't wait to say 'Hello' to the stars of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON -- live online! Nic Rouleau (Elder Price) and Ben Platt (Elder Cunningham) will participate in a Twitter chat on Friday, April 11 at 5 p.m. ET. Find THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter @BookofMormon. The chat will be marked by the hashtag #BOMCHAT. (more...)

STAGE TUBE Exclusive: Mykal Kilgore Rehearses The Songs of Lyons and Pakchar for Upcoming Show at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lillias White, Ben Platt, Naturi Naughton, Katie Thompson, Robin de Jesus, Mykal Kilgmore & more in Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar on Monday, April 14 at 9:30PM. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at Kilgore rehearsing for the big night! (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Lillias White, Ben Platt, Robin De Jesus & More to Perform Songs of Lyons & Pakchar at 54 Below, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lillias White, Ben Platt, Naturi Naughton, Katie Thompson, Robin de Jesus & more in Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar on Monday, April 14 at 9:30PM. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/8-3/9/2014
by - Mar 09, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 9, 2014 - Sunday, March 9, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Ben Platt Performs Drew Gasparini's 'The Last Loser in the Universe'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 09, 2014

Last month, Cutting Edge Composers held their concert at 54 Below, and one of the highlights of the evening included 'The Last Loser in the Universe' by Drew Gasparini being sung by the incredibly talented Ben Platt, who is currently starring in The Book of Mormon on Broadway. Check out Platt's performance below! (more...)

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert, Jeff Daniels, Judy Kaye, Beth Leavel & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

This March, April and May at 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (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...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Winter Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 02, 2014

Winter usually isn't the busiest time of year for incoming Broadway shows, but that doesn't mean that there is any lack of fresh talent making their debuts! The Broadway Winter has arrived, and while a solid number of new faces are treading the boards, dozens more are on their way in the coming months. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Feb 1 - Broadway's 'Manly Mormons' Prep for Super Bowl Sunday; Plus MATILDA, KINKY BOOTS & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

Today's SIPs come from Broadway's self-declared 'Manly Mormons,' gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday, MATILDA's Lesli Margherita sharing her own feelings on football's big day, plus shots from KINKY BOOTS, the national tours of WICKED, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, ROCK OF AGES, WE WILL ROCK YOU, and more! (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kyle Dean Massey, Drew Gasparini & Nick Blaemire Set for FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME Benefit Concert, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Broadway's Nick Blaemire (Godspell), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies), Kyle Dean Massey (Wicked, Next To Normal), and musical theater composer Drew Gasparini complete the lineup of performers for Feels Like The First Time at NYC's (le) Poisson Rouge on Monday February 10, 2014 at 7:00pm, it was announced today. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Max Von Essen, Ben Platt & More Set for FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME Benefit, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Feels Like The First Time, a benefit concert presented by the popular website The Craptacular (thecraptacular.com), will bring together a host of Broadway stars at NYC's (le) Poisson Rouge on Monday February 10, 2014 at 7:00pm. In the evening of story and song, some of your favorite Broadway babies will recount their first time, and things could get... messy. (more...)

2013 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Winners Announced! Celebration Honors MENAGERIE, SWEENEY, DeShields, Menzel And More
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 09, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com and BroadwayWorld Chicago are proud to announce the winners of the fourth annual BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, the only comprehensive, fan-voted theater awards system in the Chicago area. And the big winner at the 2013 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration, held on Wednesday evening, January 8, 2014 at The Call Bar, was the Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company production of 'The Glass Menagerie,' which carried off five of the coveted award Certificates. (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Carolee Carmello, Ben Platt & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Dec 31, 2013

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire are among the top songwriting teams working in the musical theatre today. Their shows written together, including Starting Here Starting Now, Baby, Closer Than Ever, Big, Take Flight, Love Match, and How Do You Do I Love You will be celebrated by Broadway's best in story and song. Their work was just celebrated at 54 Below with WHAT COULD BE BETTER, which was performed earlier this month. Check out highlights from the concert below! (more...)

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