Benjamin Howes News

Photo Coverage: Susan Blackwell, Krysta Rodriguez & More Serve Up VOLLEYGIRLS Benefit at 54 Below
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 31, 2014

Chicago Fire's Monica Raymund of Sisu Theatrical Productions, LLC, Jacob Harvey of Cave 76 Productions, LLC and Jordi Coats presented a cabaret-style concert of VOLLEYGIRLS last night at 54 Below, which included tunes from the breakout hit from the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The concert, hosted by Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), served as a benefit for the It Gets Better Project. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the evenet below! (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

VOLLEYGIRLS Benefit for It Gets Better Project, Hosted by Susan Blackwell, Set for 54 Below, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Chicago Fire's Monica Raymund of Sisu Theatrical Productions, LLC, Jacob Harvey of Cave 76 Productions, LLC and Jordi Coats present a cabaret-style concert of VOLLEYGIRLS, which will include tunes from the breakout hit from the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival, as well as, revisit some old fan favorites from earlier incarnations. The concert, hosted by Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), will benefit the It Gets Better Project at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street), Broadways premier Supper Club on Wednesday, July 30th at 9:30pm. Tickets range from $30-$55 with proceeds going to benefit the It Get's Better Project plus $25 food and beverage minimum, are available at www.54Below.com. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE MERMAID IS IN FINE VOICE AT NSMT
by Jan Nargi - Jul 18, 2014

Charming performances, strong music, and inventive staging create an undersea paradise for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nikki M. James and More in VOICES OF BROADWAY at Usdan Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Tony Award-winner Nikki M. James, currently in the new Les Miserables, joined three other Broadway performers - Benjamin Howes of Scandalous and Mary Poppins, Brian Gonzales of Aladdin and Natalie Joy Johnson of Kinky Boots, accompanied by musical director Nate Buccieri - in a special musical revue, titled 'Putting It Together,' featuring Stephen Sondheim songs, at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Adrienne Eller, Bruce Landry, Kecia Lewis and More in NSMT's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is set to take family audiences on an underwater musical adventure with the New England Premiere of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. This highly anticipated theatrical event has already been extended for an extra week with performances starting tonight July 8, and now playing through Sunday, July 27. Press night is scheduled for Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Usdan to Welcome Nikki M. James, Natalie Joy Johnson & More During 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned Long Island summer arts day camp now beginning its 47th season on June 30, will feature award-winning professional artists of music, dance and theater on its unique 'Festival Concerts' series. The daily performances give its 1600 students ages 6-18 major exposure to the best of the arts. (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre to Present New England Professional Premiere of THE LITTLE MERMAID, 7/8 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is set to take family audiences on an underwater musical adventure with the New England Premiere of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. This highly anticipated theatrical event has already been extended for an extra week with performances starting Tuesday July 8, and now playing through Sunday, July 27. Press night is scheduled for Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Unique COMPANY at the Pittsburgh Public Theater
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 02, 2014

Bobby's coming over for dinner, but you've never seen him like this before. (more...)

Jim Stanek and More Star in COMPANY at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

At the center of Pittsburgh Public Theater's MASTERPIECE SEASON is a brand-new staging of the musical comedy Company, directed and choreographed by Ted Pappas. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, Company runs tonight, January 23 - February 23, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

Jim Stanek and More to Star in COMPANY at Pittsburgh Public Theater, 1/23-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

At the center of Pittsburgh Public Theater's MASTERPIECE SEASON is a brand-new staging of the musical comedy Company, directed and choreographed by Ted Pappas. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, Company runs January 23 - February 23, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

NYMF Hit VOLLEYGIRLS Receives New World Stages Development Prize
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

VOLLEYGIRLS, the breakout hit from the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), adds The New World Stages Development Prize Award to their list of accomplishments. VOLLEYGIRLS, produced by NYMF, MONICA RAYMUND of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, and JACOB HARVEY of CAVE 76 PRODUCTIONS, performed to sold-out houses for nine performances in the 10th Anniversary Season of NYMF at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036) in July. (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Theater Group's BUBBLE BOY A New Musical Charms at UC PAC
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 15, 2013

'Bubble Boy,' the new musical presented by American Theater Group is now playing at Union County Performing Arts Center's Hamilton Stage. The heartwarming tale is sure to please area audiences with original musical numbers and a very talented cast. (more...)

BUBBLE BOY Opens 11/6 at Rahway's American Theater Group
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Back in The Day, musical theatre producers would hone their Broadway-hopeful plays in "tryout towns" like New Haven, Philadelphia and Baltimore before staging the full production for the scrutiny of New York audiences and critics. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper Named New Director of Programming at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced plans to augment its diverse programming with a varied new series of in-house productions including a new interview series, a new musicals-in-concert series (following-up on the success of the club's wildly successful High Fidelity in Concertevent), and a program for new composers. The venue will continue to present its popular Sondheim Unplugged series featuring some of Broadway's brightest stars sharing performances and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from their favorite Sondheim musicals. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYMF Celebrates 2013 Awards for Excellence, Closing Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence and celebrated its closing night yesterday, July 28, 2013. Scroll down for photos of the winners and the closing festivities! (more...)

Luba Mason, Darren Ritchie & More Win NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence. Awards are voted on by the NYMF jury. (more...)

New York Musical Theatre Festival 2013 Highlights- 10 Shows to Watch!
by BWW - Jul 10, 2013

The 2013 Festival opened earlier this week and BroadwayWorld wants to keep you in the loop on highlights of this season. Check out some of the most buzzed-about productions below! (more...)

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