Beth Leavel News

Date of Birth: November 01, 1955 (60)
Birth Place: Raleigh, NC, USA
Gender: Female
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) andByron Jennings(Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production ofSHE LOVES ME, directed byScott Ellis, choreographed byWarren Carlylewith musical direction byPaul Gemignani.SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runsthrough 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 wasproduced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson.BroadwayWorld has photos from the concerts below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/16- CRAZY FOR YOUSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/16- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2016

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess. (more...)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Host 2016 COLUMN Awards GalaTony Winner Beth Leavel to Host 2016 COLUMN Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, one of Broadway's brightest stars,will serve as the guest star and co-host for the 17th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala. (more...)

Lisa Howard and John Bolton Join AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tribute to Cole PorterLisa Howard and John Bolton Join AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tribute to Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Broadway stars Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) and John Bolton (A Christmas Story: The Musical) are joining the cast of AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter' next month. (more...)

Kenny Hadley Big Band to Headline THE BLACK BOX Big Band Brunch, 3/6Kenny Hadley Big Band to Headline THE BLACK BOX Big Band Brunch, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Drummer Kenny Hadley is Franklin Performing Arts Company's go-to guy for live music. The company, now celebrating a milestone 25th anniversary, showcases professional musicians for all mainstage productions and presents an ambitious schedule of music series events at THE BLACK BOX, FPAC's new home and performance venue. Hadley's relationship with FPAC goes back to 1995 when the drummer played the debut production of 'Tis the Season!, FPAC's original holiday musical. The company's orchestra contractor since the mid-2000s, Hadley now hires for six FPAC productions annually. At THE BLACK BOX this season, Hadley has played performances ranging from The Addams Family musical and Cabaret Series dates to a reunion gig with the R&B band Soul Kitchen and a Jazz Series presentation with his own critically acclaimed Kenny Hadley Big Band. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for February 9-16, Featuring Kyle Dean Massey, Matt Doyle, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for February 9-16, Featuring Kyle Dean Massey, Matt Doyle, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 7, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Songs of Tor & Lisa, ft. Brandon Victor Dixon, and more;New Musicals at 54: Fallout by Kyle Jarrow and Nick Blaemire; Kyle Dean Massey at 54 Below;Jasper In Deadland CD Release Concert; andBroadway Couples Sing I Do! I Do! For Valentine's Day. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi, JASPER IN DEADLAND & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekLiliane Montevecchi, JASPER IN DEADLAND & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/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/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Same-Sex Couple Eddie Korbich and Andy Leech Will Perform in I DO! I DO! at Feinstein's/54 BelowSame-Sex Couple Eddie Korbich and Andy Leech Will Perform in I DO! I DO! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has cast the first same sex couple to participate in Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt's classic musicalI DO! I DO!on February 14th, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Couples & More to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Feinstein's/54 BelowBroadway Couples & More to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Feinstein's/54 Below with BROADWAY COUPLES SING I DO! I DO! on FEBRUARY 14 AT 7PM & 9:30PM. Real life Broadway couples sing from the hit musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt about the ups and downs of marriage. A special $85 prix-fixe menu will be available. (more...)

Beth Leavel & More to Join American Showstoppers in Honoring Cole PorterBeth Leavel & More to Join American Showstoppers in Honoring Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS - featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra and starring a cast of today's best Broadway performers - will present "An Evening with Cole Porter" at Pace University's Schimmel Center in New York on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM and then Kingsborough Community College's Goldstein Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM. The cast of outstanding Broadway performers includes Beth Leavel (Tony Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone), Sean McGibbon, Paula Leggett Chase, Damon Kirsche, Karen Murphy and Jesse Luttrell in addition to the Scott Thompson Dancers. The show is produced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. (more...)

Jarrod Spector Leads Reading of New Paul Gordon Pop Comedy DEATH - THE MUSICAL TodayJarrod Spector Leads Reading of New Paul Gordon Pop Comedy DEATH - THE MUSICAL Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Tony Award-nominee, Jarrod Spector (Beautiful, Jersey Boys) leads the industry reading cast of DEATH - The Musical, with book, music & lyrics by Tony Award-nominee, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre, Daddy Long Legs, Analog & Vinyl), with presentations set for today and tomorrow, January 14th & 15th, 2016, in Manhattan. (more...)

Jarrod Spector Joins Industry Reading of New Paul Gordon Pop Musical Comedy DEATH - The MusicalJarrod Spector Joins Industry Reading of New Paul Gordon Pop Musical Comedy DEATH - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Tony Award-nominee, Jarrod Spector (Beautiful, Jersey Boys), has just joined the industry reading cast of DEATH - The Musical (more...)

Patrick Page, Paige Davis, Beth Leavel & More Set for I DO! I DO! at Feinstein's/54 BelowPatrick Page, Paige Davis, Beth Leavel & More Set for I DO! I DO! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

?Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY COUPLES SING I DO! I DO! on February 14th, 2016. To celebrate Valentine's Day, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's classic look into a fifty-year marriage will get a one night only, all-star concert, featuring some of Broadway's most legendary couples. (more...)

Beth Leavel, Gabriel Ebert Set for Industry Reading of New Pop Comedy DEATH - THE MUSICALBeth Leavel, Gabriel Ebert Set for Industry Reading of New Pop Comedy DEATH - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

DEATH The Musical, with book, lyrics and music by Tony Award-nominee, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre, Daddy Long Legs, Analog & Vinyl), will receive a private industry-only reading on January 14 & 15, 2016. (more...)

Tony Nominee Alison Fraser Joins Actors Fund Concerts Honoring Barbara Siegel on Jan. 27Tony Nominee Alison Fraser Joins Actors Fund Concerts Honoring Barbara Siegel on Jan. 27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2015

In an unprecedented outpouring of support by performers, a second show had to be added to accommodate the number of stars that wanted to sing in honor of Barbara Siegel's contributions to the theater as first an Outer Critics Circle Nominator and then a Drama Desk Nominator (the latter, 18 years, 12 of those as chairperson of the Drama Desk Nominating Committee). (more...)

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