Beth Leavel News

Date of Birth: November 01, 1955 (61)
Birth Place: Raleigh, NC, USA
Gender: Female
Lease Dispute Forces BANDSTAND to Relocate Rehearsal SpaceLease Dispute Forces BANDSTAND to Relocate Rehearsal Space
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 27, 2017

Forbes reports that the new musical Bandstand has been forced to move to a new location. The producers of the show sued Manhattan Ballroom Dance for breach of contract after the studio rescinded their rental agreement one month before the start of rehearsals. The studio then refused to return the $37,920 in deposits. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes & Corey Cott Swing Back to Broadway with BANDSTANDPhoto Flash: Laura Osnes & Corey Cott Swing Back to Broadway with BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton). The musical begins performances Friday, March 31 prior to an official opening night on Wednesday, April 26 at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Bandstand features music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowNew Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for BANDSTAND, Starring Laura Osnes and Corey CottRehearsals Begin Today for BANDSTAND, Starring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for the brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton). The musical begins performances Friday, March 31 prior to an official opening night on Wednesday, April 26 at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Bandstand features music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alliance Theatre Releases New Trailer for Broadway-Bound THE PROMSTAGE TUBE: Alliance Theatre Releases New Trailer for Broadway-Bound THE PROM
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2017

The ALLIANCE THEATRE has just released a new trailer for Broadway-bound THE PROM.  Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Tony Winner Andy Blankenbuehler and BANDSTAND Creators Are Bringing a New Rhythm to BroadwayPhoto Exclusive: Tony Winner Andy Blankenbuehler and BANDSTAND Creators Are Bringing a New Rhythm to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

In advance of rehearsals for the brand new Broadway musical Bandstand beginning officially next month, Tony Award winning director and choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton); composer, co-book writer and lyricist Richard Oberacker, co-book writer and lyricist Robert Taylor and co-orchestrator, music supervisor and arranger Greg Anthony Rassen swing back into the studio for a pre-production work session to hear new musical numbers and vocal and dance arrangements for the very first time. Check out exclusive photos from their session below! (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Jeremy Benton Returning to Off-Broadway's CAGNEY This WeekJeremy Benton Returning to Off-Broadway's CAGNEY This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes back Broadway's Jeremy Benton (42nd Street, national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas) to the company beginning Wednesday, January 11th. (more...)

An American in Paris's Matthew Scott to Headline The Black Box BROADWAY SERIESAn American in Paris's Matthew Scott to Headline The Black Box BROADWAY SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Broadway's Matthew Scott performs a one-night-only show at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue, on Saturday, January 21. Beginning at 8 p.m., the event is the second in THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series, sponsored by Childs Engineering. The series, new this season, kicked off in November with Tony Award winner Beth Leavel.   (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez to Return to St. Louis for MUNY MAGIC AT THE SHELDONNicholas Rodriguez to Return to St. Louis for MUNY MAGIC AT THE SHELDON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The upcoming spring 2017 production of Muny Magic at The Sheldon will welcome popular Muny artist, Nicholas Rodriguez back to St. Louis for March 29th and 30th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Fund Salon with Matthew Sklar and Chad BeguelinPhoto Coverage: Dramatists Guild Fund Salon with Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
by Walter McBride - Dec 9, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund Salons offer you a behind-the-scenes peek into the creative process of the writers of the American Theater presenting award-winning dramatists as they share never-before-heard stories behind their most beloved works. In addition to sharing their inspiration, they also often invite the stars who brought their work to life onstage. The most recent subjects of this series were composer Matthew Sklar and lyricist/ book writer Chad Beguelin. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/29/2016 - 12/6/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 11/29/2016 - 12/6/2016
by - Dec 6, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/29/2016 - 12/6/2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Beth Leavel, Lesli Margherita, and More Get #Tappy in Holiday SpecialSTAGE TUBE: Beth Leavel, Lesli Margherita, and More Get #Tappy in Holiday Special
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

Inspired by the televised holiday specials of the 1960s, this year's 'Tappy Christmas Special' features Christopher Rice (#Tappy, The Book of Mormon) and some of Broadway's biggest female stars - check out the festive dances below! (more...)

Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Joe Carroll & More Will Join Laura Osnes and Corey Cott in BANDSTANDBreaking News: Beth Leavel, Joe Carroll & More Will Join Laura Osnes and Corey Cott in BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), have just announced that Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Joe Carroll (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella), Brandon James Ellis (Once), James Nathan Hopkins (What's It All About: Bacharach Reimagined), Geoff Packard (Matilda) and Joey Pero(Broadway debut) will join previously announced stars, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) and Corey Cott (Gigi). (more...)

Will Swenson and Beth Leavel to Lead Reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUISCALWill Swenson and Beth Leavel to Lead Reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUISCAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following its recent critically acclaimed premier at the North Carolina Stage Company this past May, BNW DEVELOPMENTAL, LLC will present a private developmental reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL in Midtown Manhattan early December 2016.    (more...)

Marti Gould Cummings to Appear at Therapy, Feinstein's/54 Below, and More This Holiday SeasonMarti Gould Cummings to Appear at Therapy, Feinstein's/54 Below, and More This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Showman Marti Gould Cummings, known for his inventive blend of drag, comedy and vocal performance, will be making numerous appearances throughout Manhattan for the remainder of the year. Off the heels of his London debut, Marti will resume his weekly Monday evening appearances at midtown's Therapy, welcoming to the stage Broadway star Peter Gallagher and his Broadway songstress daughter on November 28. On December 7, Marti will help to honor George Takei as host to the Emery Award after party on December 7, and attend the 18th Annual Glam Awardson December 11, as a nominee in six categories. Lastly, the year will close with Have Yourself a Very Marti Christmas, Cummings's encore performance at 54 Below, featuring guest artists Lesli Margherita and Matt DeAngelis. (more...)

Harbor Lights' BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT Moved to March 18thHarbor Lights' BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT Moved to March 18th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight has been Rescheduled for March 18th, one night only, at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater.  (more...)

BWW Review: Beth Leavel Boffo @ Birth of The Black Box Broadway SeriesBWW Review: Beth Leavel Boffo @ Birth of The Black Box Broadway Series
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 21, 2016

Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel launched the Broadway Series at The Black Box at the Franklin Performing Arts Company in a boffo one-night-only concert, accompanied on piano by Musical Director Phil Reno. The star was joined onstage by five young FPAC vocalists who portend a bright future for musical theatre. (more...)

Beth Leavel, Jared Zirilli & More Will Take Part in CAPONE ReadingBeth Leavel, Jared Zirilli & More Will Take Part in CAPONE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Caiola Productions is pleased to announce a private reading of the new musical CAPONE. CAPONE stars Danny Aiello with book, music and lyrics by Robert Mitchell and directed by Alexander Dinelaris. The reading will be this Friday, November 18th. (more...)

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