Ben Thompson News

Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Award-winning slam poet, actor, singer, musician Saul Williams (Slam), Christopher Jackson (After Midnight), Saycon Sengbloh (Motown The Musical, Fela!), Ben Thompson(Matilda), John Earl Jelks (Radio Golf - Tony nomination), Joshua Boone (Brownsville Song [b side for Tray] at Actors Theatre of Louisville), Dyllon Burnside ('Prison Break') and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, Play On!) will star in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

REMINDER: TMP Worldwide Webinar to Spotlight the Mobile Recruitment Revolution
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

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Christopher Sieber's MATILDA Debut Delayed Due to Hand Injury
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Christopher Sieber, who will be Broadway's newest Miss Trunchbull in Matilda, will have to wait to play the tyrant headmistress on stage .During rehearsals for his debut as Miss Trunchbull in MATILDA THE MUSICAL last month, Sieber fractured a bone in his hand. He is now expected to begin performances on Tuesday April 8 if his hand is fully healed. Cast member Ben Thompson will perform the role beginning this Tuesday March 18 when Mr. Sieber had hoped to begin performances in the show. (more...)

TMP Worldwide Webinar to Spotlight the Mobile Recruitment Revolution
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

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Photo Coverage: David Burtka, Michael Mayer & More Celebrate Neil Patrick Harris at Drama League Gala
by Walter McBride - Feb 04, 2014

The Drama League honored Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris last night at the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). The evening's one-of-a-kind all-star tribute, hosted by Emmy®, Grammy, Oscar and Tony® Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg, featured dozens of celebrities from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only evening of musical selections drawn from Mr. Harris' career in theater, film and television, co-directed by Tony® Award winner and Drama League Alumnus Michael Mayer with Johanna McKeon, and co-produced by Roger T. Danforth and Trevor Tamashiro. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evcent and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Kat Nejat & Ben Thompson, Megan Sikora & Barrett Martin Set for The Ensemblist Podcast's 'Married' Episode
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 15th episode: "Married Couples." (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to More of Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Tori Amos' new musical, THE LIGHT PRINCESS, is currently playing at The National Theatre. It features Rosalie Craig as Althea, Amy Booth-Steel as Piper, Nick Hendrix as Digby, David Langham as Flowers, Hal Fowler as King Ignacio, Ben Thompson as Zephyrus, and Kane Oliver Parry as Llewelyn. Below, check out even more audio tracks for 'Althea,' 'Better Than Good,' 'My Fairy Story,' and 'Amphibiava.' (more...)

MATILDA Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. Tonight, December 5th, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from the smash hit Matilda and more. (more...)

MATILDA Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday, December 5th, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from the smash hit Matilda and more. (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen of Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Tori Amos' new musical, THE LIGHT PRINCESS, is currently playing at The National Theatre. It features Rosalie Craig as Althea, Amy Booth-Steel as Piper, Nick Hendrix as Digby, David Langham as Flowers, Hal Fowler as King Ignacio, Ben Thompson as Zephyrus, and Kane Oliver Parry as Llewelyn. Below, check out audio tracks for 'Althea' and 'Better Than Good'. (more...)

TMP Worldwide Webinar to Highlight Best Practices for Social Recruitment Strategy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

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Craig Bierko Sidelined from MATILDA Due to Injury; Understudies Chris Hoch and Ben Thompson to Fill In
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Craig Bierko, who began performances on September 17 in the role of Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical, has temporarily exited the show due to an injury. A show representative told NYT: 'Due to a shoulder injury which delayed his start in 'Matilda the Musical' and which has been aggravated during performance, Craig Bierko will be taking a 12-week disability leave from the production. At this time, understudies Chris Hoch and Ben Thompson will be playing Miss Trunchbull.' (more...)

Review Roundup: Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS
by Courtnie Mele - Oct 10, 2013

Songwriter Tori Amos and playwright Samuel Adamson teamed up with director Marianne Elliot to bring a new musical to the stage. After five years, The Light Princess has come to the National Theatre. The musical opened last night, Oct 9, starring Rosalie Craig as Princess Athea. The Light Princess also stars Amy Booth-Steel as Piper, Nick Hendrix as Prince Digby, David Langham as Flowers, Hal Fowler as King Ignacio, Ben Thompson as Zephyrus, and Kane Oliver Parry as Llewelyn. The Light Princess was designed by Rae Smith, who also desgined War Horse. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE LIGHT PRINCESS First Peek!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

THE LIGHT PRINCESS opens this week at the National Theatre, following its previews! (more...)

TMP Worldwide and Indeed to Explore Content Marketing and How It Enhances the Employment Brand
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2013

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TMP Worldwide Strategist to Explore Global Mobile Recruiting Trends at 2013 Recruitment Innovation Summit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, June 22, Part 2 - CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE's Last SIP with Christopher Lloyd, TOMMY at Stratford and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2013

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our June 22nd SIP round-up. Yesterday evening's photos featured a last SIP from THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE off-Broadway, starring Elizabeth A. Davis and Christopher Lloyd, plus shots from ANN's Holland Taylor, TOMMY at Stratford Festival, CINDERELLA, MATILDA, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, KINKY BOOTS, THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE WIZARD OF OZ in Toronto, PHANTOM at Pittsburgh CLO, JERSEY BOYS, BILLY ELLIOT, THE LION KING and more! (more...)

The Arts Partnership Breaks Ground on New Ordway Concert Hall Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

The Arts Partnership (Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club) will break ground on the new Concert Hall at the Ordway today, June 19, 2013 at 10:30am. The Concert Hall will replace the existing 306-seat McKnight Theatre. The groundbreaking is the culmination of a dream that began in 2011. Hard demolition of the McKnight Theatre will begin in July. (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Nick Adams, Ariana DeBose, Corey Mach and More Perform at BROADWAY BACKS BOSTON
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2013

On May 6, Broadway came together to support those affected by the Boston Marathon Tragedy at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. All proceeds went to ONE FUND BOSTON, a charity set up to help the people most affected by the unfortunate event that occurred in Boston on April 15. Click below to watch all of the performances! (more...)

Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS to Open at Lyttelton Theatre on October 9; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Tori Amos' musical, The Light Princess, will open at the Lyttelton Theatre on October 9. Joining previously announced Rosalie Craig (Ragtime, Finding Neverland) and Clive Rowe (Into the Woods, Kiss Me Kate) will be Amy Booth-Steel, Stephanie Bron, Vivien Carter, James Charlton, Hal Fowler, Owain Gwynn, Nicola Hart, C J Johnson, Luke Johnson, David Langham, Richard Lowe, Tommy Luther, Jamie Muscato, Emma Norin, Malinda Parris, Kane Oliver Parry, Adam Pearce, Caspar Phillipson, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Clive Rowe, Nuno Silva, Phoebe Street, Ben Thompson and Lynne Wilmot. (more...)

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