Beth Leavel News

Date of Birth: November 01, 1955 (61)
Birth Place: Raleigh, NC, USA
Gender: Female
BANDSTAND to Launch 'Band Together' Veteran Project with Talkback, Fleet Week ShowBANDSTAND to Launch 'Band Together' Veteran Project with Talkback, Fleet Week Show
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The producers of Bandstand have launched 'Band Together-The Broadway Veteran Project,' a sponsorship program allowing United States military veterans access to sponsored tickets to the brand new musical directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. (more...)

Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, Ward Billeisen, Seth Danner & More to Perform Monday 5/22 in Sussex County for THE ART OF THE 'NO' DEAL BenefitBeth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, Ward Billeisen, Seth Danner & More to Perform Monday 5/22 in Sussex County for THE ART OF THE 'NO' DEAL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

On Monday night, May 22nd some of Broadway's finest will be taking to the stage in Sussex County for an evening entitled The Art of the 'No' Deal. Admission to the night is free.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton StageBWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Lovely Laura Osnes Joins the Sardi's Wall of FamePhoto Coverage: The Lovely Laura Osnes Joins the Sardi's Wall of Fame
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2017

The lovely miss Laura Osnes joined the litany of famous faces lining the wall's of the classic Broadway eatery, Sardi's this week and BroadwayWorld was there to capture all the action. Check out the photos below to see the luminous leading lady celebrate the unveiling of her portrait!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Producer Mike Isaacson Awarded Commercial Theatre Institute's Robert Whitehead AwardPhoto Coverage: Producer Mike Isaacson Awarded Commercial Theatre Institute's Robert Whitehead Award
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 10, 2017

This afternoon, Tony Award winning producer Mike Isaacson (The Humans, Fun Home, Bring it On The Musical, Red, Legally Blonde, Caroline or Change) received the Commercial Theatre Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing.  (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Judson Mills & Jasmin Richardson of THE BODYGUARD TourPodcast: West of Broadway Chats with Judson Mills & Jasmin Richardson of THE BODYGUARD Tour
by West of Broadway - May 10, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will and Lara swoon over their recent trip to the Pantages Theater to see the National Tour of The Bodyguard staring Deborah Cox. This episode kicks off with a visit from K-Earth 101 Radio Host, Larry Morgan who shared some insight into the societal impact the Bodyguard Soundtrack had on the American Music scene. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for BANDSTAND!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for BANDSTAND!
by Walter McBride - Apr 30, 2017

Welcome home, Bandstand! Earlier this week, a brand new musical took its place on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, Bandstand stars Corey Cott and Laura Osnes. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Check out photos with recipient Kevin Worley below! (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Korins & Paloma Young Bring BANDSTAND from Page to StageBroadway By Design: David Korins & Paloma Young Bring BANDSTAND from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 29, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Korins, and Paloma Young, who acted as scenic and costume designers for Broadway's syncopated sensation, Bandstand. (more...)

BWW Review: In Exhilarating and Moving BANDSTAND, War Veterans Use Music To Express What They Can't Put Into WordsBWW Review: In Exhilarating and Moving BANDSTAND, War Veterans Use Music To Express What They Can't Put Into Words
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2017

As they sit in darkness, the first thing the audience hears is the sound of distant explosions. They come with an erratic frequency, edging frighteningly closer with each blast. But gradually, the sound becomes more rhythmic, adapting a fierce pulse until what we're hearing is a drum set beating out a swing tempo. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's a Syncopated Celebration! BANDSTAND Parties on Opening NightPhoto Coverage: It's a Syncopated Celebration! BANDSTAND Parties on Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2017

Welcome home, Bandstand! Just last night, a brand new musical took its place on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, Bandstand stars Corey Cott and Laura Osnes. The company celebrated at the Hotel Edison and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the special night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for BANDSTAND!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for BANDSTAND!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics byRobert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opened last at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there at opening night and we're taking you to the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BANDSTAND Company Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: BANDSTAND Company Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics byRobert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opened last at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there at opening night and brings you photos of the cast taking their bows below! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 27, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 27, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! And welcome to April 27 - aka #TheatreThursday - during which we ask the musical question: With 13 shows in the 2016-17 Broadway Season, which shows will be forgotten come Tony Award-nomination day (which is next week, if memory serves) and sink under the weight of all the swell competition? Think about it, people! What are your favorites for Tony glory this year? We'll be sure to send you an invitation to our Tony Party! (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars at Opening Night of BANDSTANDRed Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars at Opening Night of BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler(Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics byRobert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight at The Bernard B. JacobsTheatre. See all the action from opening night with Broadway correspondent, Richard Ridge, below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Lead BANDSTAND to Broadway- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Lead BANDSTAND to Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on BroadwayNobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

BANDSTAND to Bring the Rhythm of an Era to Broadway TomorrowBANDSTAND to Bring the Rhythm of an Era to Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

A friendly reminder! The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Previews began March 31. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NUNSENSE: THE TV SERIES Celebrates Sinfully Funny LaunchPhoto Coverage: NUNSENSE: THE TV SERIES Celebrates Sinfully Funny Launch
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 25, 2017

Dan Goggin's internationally acclaimed musical sensation, Nunsense, premiered the sinfully funny pilot episode of 'Nunsense: The TV Series' online, today, April 25, 2017. The new series, which features stars of stage and screen, is now available at www.nunsensetv.com. The pilot was shot at a former monastery in Union City, New Jersey. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the premiere below! (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Strike Up the Band! BANDSTAND Gets Cast RecordingBWW EXCLUSIVE: Strike Up the Band! BANDSTAND Gets Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Strike up the band, because Bandstand is getting a cast recording! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Get Ready to Swing with Highlights from BANDSTAND on Broadway!BWW Exclusive: Get Ready to Swing with Highlights from BANDSTAND on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens on Wednesday, April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

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