Beth Leavel News

Date of Birth: November 01, 1955 (60)
Birth Place: Raleigh, NC, USA
Gender: Female
Photo Flash: Laura Benanti at Broadway Artists AlliancePhoto Flash: Laura Benanti at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Tony Award Winner, Laura Benanti, delighted the students of Broadway Artists Alliance's Summer Intensive program with a surprise visit this past Thursday! Benanti, who recently finished up a successful run of She Loves Me (2016 Tony Nomination for Leading Actress in a Musical), was as inciteful and entertaining off stage as she is on, during her Q&A with these aspiring young professionals. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

VIDEO: Alliance Theatre Livestreams Casey Nicholaw, Cast and Creatives Previewing THE PROMVIDEO: Alliance Theatre Livestreams Casey Nicholaw, Cast and Creatives Previewing THE PROM
by Michael Dale - Jul 21, 2016

The Broadway-bound musical is about what happens when a group of forgotten celebrities lend their support to a lesbian couple wanting to attend their prom. (more...)

14th Annual BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Starring Chuck Cooper, Alix Korey, Ryan Silverman and More14th Annual BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Starring Chuck Cooper, Alix Korey, Ryan Silverman and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed concert with 'Sound Design by God' returns to Town Hall for its record-breaking 14th season on Monday, July 25 at 8 PM. The concert stars Tony Award Winner Chuck Cooper, 2X Tony Nominee Tom Wopat, Olivier Nominee Kyle Scatliffe, 2X Drama Desk Nominee Alix Korey, Drama Desk Nominee Ryan Silverman, downtown diva Molly Pope, and many more award-winning stars. Broadway Unplugged has been featured in The New York Times, Playbill.com, The Huffington Post, The Daily News, and many other publications during the last 14 years, with all the feature pieces and reviews citing the extraordinary excitement the audience experiences at Town Hall when they hear the pure human voice ring out loud and clear -- and beautifully -- in a 1,500 seat theater.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016
by - Jul 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Mentors Broadway Artists Alliance StudentsPhoto Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Mentors Broadway Artists Alliance Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tony Award Nominee and School of Rock's leading man, Alex Brightman, visited the students of Broadway Artists Alliance on Thursday, July 7th. Brightman spoke of how his career journey led to originating the role of Dewey Finn, which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE PROM at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre with Christopher Sieber, Beth Leavel, Casey Nicholaw & More!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE PROM at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre with Christopher Sieber, Beth Leavel, Casey Nicholaw & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Alliance Theatre began rehearsals this week for The Prom, the hilarious new musical that will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere in Atlanta, August 18 - September 25, 2016. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY in Concert with Baltimore Symphony Featuring John Waters as NarratorBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY in Concert with Baltimore Symphony Featuring John Waters as Narrator
by Charles Shubow - Jun 17, 2016

Audience is enthralled with BSO again featuring the musical HAIRSPRAY (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & Jeanine Tesori to Lead Fundraiser Combating North Carolina's 'Bathroom Law'Stephen Schwartz & Jeanine Tesori to Lead Fundraiser Combating North Carolina's 'Bathroom Law'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

On June 13th at The Cutting Room in New York City, over a dozen native North Carolina Broadway performers will join renowned composers Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Broadway Voices for NC: a concert and fundraiser aimed at combatting HB2, North Carolina's much publicized 'Bathroom Law.' The evening will feature an array of proud North Carolinians on a mission to celebrate tolerance and acceptance to prove that #WeAreNotThis. (more...)

N'Kenge to Perform with the Baltimore Symphony, 6/2-5N'Kenge to Perform with the Baltimore Symphony, 6/2-5
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

N'Kenge, symphony siren and Broadway Diva (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim on Sondheim), is back with Master Pops conductor Jack Everly in "HairSpray : In Concert" at the Baltimore Symphony, Thursday-June 2,2016- 8pm at the Strathmore Theatre, Friday-June 3rd,2016-8pm at the Meyeroff Theatre, Saturday June 4th- 3pm and 8pm at the Meyerhoff, and Sunday-June 5th, 2016- 3pm at the Meyerhoff Hall.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On June 13th at The Cutting Room in New York City, over a dozen native North Carolina Broadway performers will join renowned composers Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Broadway Voices for NC: a concert and fundraiser aimed at combatting HB2, North Carolina's much publicized 'Bathroom Law'. The evening will feature an array of proud North Carolinians on a mission to celebrate tolerance and acceptance, and prove that #WeAreNotThis.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Rannells, Nikki M. James & More Celebrate Casey Nicholaw's Historic Broadway AchievementPhoto Flash: Andrew Rannells, Nikki M. James & More Celebrate Casey Nicholaw's Historic Broadway Achievement
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions President Thomas Schumacher and Associate Producer Anne Quart invited the casts of The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Something Rotten! and Tuck Everlasting to celebrate director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw on the historic occasion of four Broadway shows running simultaneously. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the celebration below! (more...)

Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative TeamOpera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Opera North has announced the principal roles for Tosca, one of its three 2016 mainstage productions. Soprano Sandra Lopez will play the title role of Tosca, while baritones Jeff Gwaltney and Aleksey Bogdanov will play Cavaradossi and Scarpia, respectively. All three are Opera North alumni and have extensive international experience. (more...)

Getting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award NominationGetting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award Nomination
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

Hard to believe, but it's been four years since we sat down with Jeremy Benton, whom we've since referred to as Broadway's Best Tap Dancer every chance we've had, and now it seems as that title has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Just yesterday, Benton - a native of Springfield, Tennessee - was honored with a nomination for a Fred and Adele Astaire Award in the category for best off-Broadway male dancer, heralding his critically acclaimed role in Cagney, the Musical. (more...)

BWW Review: A Stunning PORGY AND BESS With the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Morgan State University ChoirBWW Review: A Stunning PORGY AND BESS With the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Morgan State University Choir
by Charles Shubow - May 3, 2016

What a thrill it was to hear George Gershwin's opera with the BSO under Maestra Marin Alsop. (more...)

N'Kenge to Perform with Oklahoma City PhilharmonicN'Kenge to Perform with Oklahoma City Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), returns to Oklahoma City Philharmonic as a featured soloist to perform in the concert "All That Jazz: A Symphonic Celebration of the Duo Kander and Ebb.' The Philharmonic with conductor Joel Levine will take audiences on a musical journey showcasing the musical genius of this Tony Award Winning Duo featuring songs from their hit shows Cabaret, Chicago, Scottsboro boys and more. N'Kenge will be joined by Tony award winner Beth Leavel, Jersey Boys's Kirsten Scott, Phantom of the Opera's Tedd Keegan and Concert Soloist Ron Remke. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Presented By California Lutheran University Creative Arts Division Comes In With Flying ColorsBWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Presented By California Lutheran University Creative Arts Division Comes In With Flying Colors
by Jeffrey Scott - Apr 25, 2016

For those of you who have never seen a production of this ode-to-classic-Broadway-musicals-with-a-modern-twist, run to the nearest production to see this campy, clever, and double entendre-filled romp. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Serve as Master Teacher for 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows; Class Announced!Jason Alexander to Serve as Master Teacher for 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows; Class Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Jason Alexander will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theatre. (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel & More Will Star in Broadway-Bound THE PROM in AtlantaChristopher Sieber, Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel & More Will Star in Broadway-Bound THE PROM in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Alliance Theatre, in association with producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced principal casting today for The Prom, the hilarious new musical that will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in August 2016. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on BroadwayDear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Beth Leavel, Lisa Howard, John Bolton and More in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERSPhoto Exclusive: Beth Leavel, Lisa Howard, John Bolton and More in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS, featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter,' took place on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 in New York.  The show was produced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concerts below! (more...)

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