Beth Leavel News

Date Of Birth:
November 01, 1955 (58)
Birth Place:
Raleigh, NC, USA
Gender:
Female
Original Tony-Winning Cast Member Anthony Crivello Set for 54 SINGS KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at 54 Below, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

?54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced initial casting for '54 Sings Kiss of the Spider Woman.'Anthony Crivello, who won a Tony Award for his performance as Valentin in the original 1993 Broadway production of Kiss of the Spider Woman, headlines the evening celebrating John Kander and Fred Ebb's celebrated score. (more...)

Video + Casting Scoop! Nicholaw-Helmed, Broadway Bound SOMETHING ROTTEN! Sets Starry Lab Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has just learned the casting for an upcoming New York City developmental lab of the Casey Nicholaw directed and choreographed, and Broadway (via Seattle) bound new musical, Something Rotten! (more...)

The Best of Broadway Supports Clay Aiken - With Performances by Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, and Betty Buckley
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway stars Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, and Betty Buckley will perform at an event to support Clay Aiken's campaign for US Congress. Aiken is running on the Democratic ticket for North Carolina's 2nd district. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 13-19
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 19, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include opening night of LOVE LETTERS, Barbra Streisand on Jimmy Fallon, the American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Salutes Elaine Stritch at 54 Below- Watch Highlights from RISE, RISE, RISE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2014

On Friday night, September 12, director Eric Ulloa and Music Director John McDaniel presented an all-star Broadway cast in 'Rise, Rise, Rise' a tribute to the late Elaine Stritch at 54 Below, singing the songs that made Stritch famous and told the stories that made her infamous. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the concert below! (more...)

The Muny and Webster University Announce the 2015 Summer Intensive for Emerging Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Muny, America's premier summer musical theatre, and Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Conservatory of Theatre Arts, a national leader in training for Musical Theatre, have joined forces to launch a summer intensive for emerging young artists. This three-week program invites 10 rising junior and senior high school students from across the nation to participate in an immersive theatrical experience. The first Muny/Webster Intensive for Emerging Young Artists will be held during the summer of 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, & More Tribute Elaine Stritch at 54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 13, 2014

Last night, September 12 (9:30pm), director Eric Ulloa and Music Director John McDaniel presented an all-star Broadway cast in 'Rise, Rise, Rise' a tribute to the late Elaine Stritch at 54 Below, singing the songs that made Stritch famous and told the stories that made her infamous. Check out pre-show photos below! (more...)

Laura Osnes, Jarrod Spector Participate in Reading for Hot New Musical BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Laura Osnes, Jarrod Spector and Beth Leavel participated this week in a reading of a hot new musical called BANDSTAND (more...)

Broadway Stars Gather to Celebrate Elaine Stritch at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Few legends come along as brassy and powerful as Elaine Stritch, and so it's time to 'Rise, Rise, Rise' in tribute to her. Tonight, September 12 (9:30pm), director Eric Ulloa and Music Director John McDaniel will present an all star Broadway cast singing the songs that made Stritch famous and telling the stories that made her infamous. So, come to 54 Below for an evening of great music, memories, food and of course cocktails. (more...)

Marin Mazzie Joins Cast of 54 SINGS BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie (Bullets Over Broadway, Next To Normal, Kiss Me Kate), as the latest addition to the starry cast of '54 Sings Big River.'The one-night-only event takes place this Sunday, September 14 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)

Beth Leavel & Alexander Gemignani to Headline FPAC's 2014 Gala and Grand Opening at THE BLACK BOX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) debuts a transformative new performance and event venue, raising the curtain on THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin. FPAC kicks off the company's premiere season in its new home with a grand-opening weekend September 20-22 to introduce the theater and event space to the community. Anchoring a series of signature events, FPAC's annual Gala will be held on Saturday, September 20 at 6 p.m. featuring silent and live auctions, inspired cuisine by Artistry Catering and Events, and dancing until midnight. The evening's entertainment presents a special, one-night-only performance by guest artists Beth Leavel, renowned Broadway veteran and TonyŽ Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone, and Alexander Gemignani, Broadway's acclaimed Jean Valjean (Les Miserables) and Billy Flynn (Chicago). (more...)

Christine Ebersole, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 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...)

FPAC's 2015 Season to Include PETER PAN, THE NUTCRACKER & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) launches its 24th season with grand opening performances in THE BLACK BOX, FPAC's new home and performance venue in downtown Franklin. A special kick-off weekend will introduce the theater, music and event space to the community. Anchoring a series of signature events, FPAC's annual Gala on Saturday evening, September 20, features a special, one-night-only performance by TonyŽ Award winner Beth Leavel and Broadway star Alexander Gemignani. On Sunday, September 21, FPAC hosts an Open House at THE BLACK BOX, inviting the public to come celebrate, tour the facility, and learn about upcoming programming and arts opportunities for Franklin and the surrounding region. The weekend's events conclude with the FPAC Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22, featuring a day on the links at Franklin Country Club. (more...)

Photo Flash: HEDWIG's Lena Hall Surprises Broadway Artists Alliance Summer Intensive Students
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Lena Hall, 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), recently surprised students of Broadway Artists Alliance'a Summer Intensive. Hall spoke of the start of her career, auditioning for her award winning role, and making time for her rock band, The Deafening. Hall also participated in a Q&A with students, answering questions and offering advice for young performers. Get a look at her appearance below! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a 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...)

STAGE TUBE: The Muny's HELLO, DOLLY! Behind-the-Scenes Remix
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

The Muny's seventh and final show of its 96th season, HELLO, DOLLY!, directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Ralph Perkins, with music direction by James Moore, ran through August 17, 2014. Below, check out a fun behind-the-scenes remix from the company, featuring Beth Leavel, John O'Hurley, Rob McClure, Mamie Parris, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Eloise Kropp and more! (more...)

Photo and Video Flash: Behind the Scenes at a Master Class with Beth Leavel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Broadway legend and Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel prepared five talented performers -- Kristen DelBosque, Mark Jammal, Priscilla Milliner, Lauren Santana, and Laurel Smalley -- for careers in theatre in a special Straight From New York documentary. Watch the video below, plus scroll down for photos from the workshop! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

MAME, 'SPIDER WOMAN' & BIG RIVER Set for 54 Below's 'Sings' Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced Big River, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Mame as the next three musical scores to be celebrated in its acclaimed '54 Sings' series. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: A Stroll with Broadway Royalty Adam Monley & Paige Faure
by Walter McBride - Aug 17, 2014

Paige Faure and Adam Monley can now officially be considered Broadway Royalty. Paige currently dons the coveted glass slippers as the title role in Cinderella, and while she is playing Princess, Adam is at the Imperial Theatre, where he just concluded his limited run as Javert in Les Miserables. Together they have accrued over five Broadway credits including Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway and the international sensation Mamma Mia! Together they are taking Broadway's most popular shows by storm, and we don't see them slowing down anytime soon! Below check out photos of the couple with their adorable son Hank from an exclusive photo shoot with BroadwayWorld's own Walter McBride! Plus, CLICK HERE to read an interview with Paige and Adam! (more...)

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