Beth Williams News

Date of Birth: October 19, 1961 (53)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 19th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 19th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 19, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Monday's trifecta of showtune events, including Jackie Burns following Idina, and 'Boy From Oz.' 'Mormon' and 'Dancing' return, and 'Gentleman's Guide' prepares. That 'October Sky' and 'Starcatcher' are set to open, but a lot of shows are closing. Not 'Ring Of Fire!' Concerts are on tap, too, including Seth McFarlane! (more...)

John Rapson and Kevin Massey to Lead 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' National Tour at the Ahmanson This SpringJohn Rapson and Kevin Massey to Lead 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' National Tour at the Ahmanson This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Casting has been announced by producer Joey Parnes for the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder."  The musical opens at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on March 23 and playing through May 1, 2016. (There is one preview on March 22.)  (more...)

John Rapson & Kevin Massey Set to Lead A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tour; Full Cast Announced!John Rapson & Kevin Massey Set to Lead A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Producer Joey Parnes just announced that casting for the First National Tour of the Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder,is complete. John Rapson will play the role of the eight D'Ysquith heirs and Kevin Massey will portray the role of Monty Navarro. (more...)

Kerstin Anderson Stars in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Coming to the Arsht Center This WinterKerstin Anderson Stars in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Coming to the Arsht Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. THE SOUND OF MUSIC premieres at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on December 29, 2015 through January 3, 2016. (more...)

Kerstin Anderson and Ben Davis Lead THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour, Coming to Atlanta This SpringKerstin Anderson and Ben Davis Lead THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour, Coming to Atlanta This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. THE SOUND OF MUSIC premieres at Atlanta's Fox Theatre March 1-6, 2016, as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Ashley Brown, Ben Davis & Newcomer Kerstin Anderson Will Hit the Road in New National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSICAshley Brown, Ben Davis & Newcomer Kerstin Anderson Will Hit the Road in New National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Coming to Morrison CenterTHE SOUND OF MUSIC Coming to Morrison Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, will tour North America beginning September 2015. This lavish new production is having technical rehearsals and tour previews at the Morrison Center, September 14-16, 2015. Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise announced today that single tickets will go on sale Friday, July 17th at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the Morrison Center Box Office (2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, ID 83706), by visiting MorrisonCenter.com or call 208-426-1110. (more...)

N'Kenge Returns to Alpine Theatre Project for CHICAGO, BIG FISH and RING OF FIRE This SummerN'Kenge Returns to Alpine Theatre Project for CHICAGO, BIG FISH and RING OF FIRE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

With much excitement and clamor, Broadway's N'Kenge returns to Alphine Theatre Project in Montana to star in 'Chicago' as Matron 'Mama' Morton, the Witch in 'Big Fish,' and various roles in 'Ring of Fire.' All three productions will be running in rotating repertory from July 9 - August 1. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Play Raleigh This FallDIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Play Raleigh This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Raleigh premiere of Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale July 20 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BARES: TOP BOTTOMS OF BURLESQUE Unveils Sultry New Promo ShotsPhoto Flash: BROADWAY BARES: TOP BOTTOMS OF BURLESQUE Unveils Sultry New Promo Shots
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Broadway Bares, the unrivaled evening of sexy striptease that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will celebrate its 25th spectacular edition on Sunday, June 21, 2015, with Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, a show inspired by the golden age of Broadway. Scroll down for a peek at some brand-spanking-new promo shots for the show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Special Guests Sandy Duncan & Don Correia in ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! at 92Y Lyrics & LyricistsPhoto Coverage: Special Guests Sandy Duncan & Don Correia in ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! at 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 3, 2015

All Dancing! All Singing! is the first Lyrics & Lyricists dance revue, celebrating Irving Berlin's contributions to Hollywood musicals. Artistic director/choreographer Randy Skinner directed a cast of hand-picked young vocalists/dancers -- Darien Crago, Danny Gardner, Drew Humphrey, Kristie Kerwin, Con O'Shea-Creal and Kristen Beth Williams -- who were joined by veterans Sandy Duncan and Don Correia as special guests and Broadwayworld was there. Performances are May 2, 3 and 4. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

New National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Directed by Jack O'Brien, to Launch This Fall; Initial Dates Announced!New National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Directed by Jack O'Brien, to Launch This Fall; Initial Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, will tour North America beginning September 2015. (more...)

ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This MayALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

We're reaching for the moon, putting all our eggs in one basket, dancing cheek to cheek and pouring our hearts into a song, because it's time to face the music and dance! All Dancing! All Singing! is the first Lyrics & Lyricists dance revue, celebrating Irving Berlin's contributions to Hollywood musicals. Artistic director/choreographer Randy Skinner directs a cast of hand-picked young vocalists/dancers -- Darien Crago, Danny Gardner, Drew Humphrey, Kristie Kerwin, Con O'Shea-Creal and Kristen Beth Williams -- who are joined by veterans Sandy Duncan and Don Correia as special guests. Performances are May 2, 3 and 4. (more...)

Three Day Intensive with CTI is Your Introduction to Commercial ProducingThree Day Intensive with CTI is Your Introduction to Commercial Producing
by Contests - Broadway - Mar 31, 2015

Here's the door that opens the world of producing to you. This program gives you a comprehensive overview of producing for the commercial theater, with sessions including specific case histories, budgets, sample agreements, and is renowned for its networking opportunities. Come together with Broadway's hit makers and the producers of the future as well as the service professionals that you'll need to make you a success. (more...)

54 SINGS Series Named Show of the Year at 2015 MAC Awards; All the Winners!54 SINGS Series Named Show of the Year at 2015 MAC Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

At a ceremony held last night in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2015 MAC Awards. The show was hosted by Karen Mason, with musical direction by Barry Levitt, and was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan Celebrate Opening Night of Keen Company's JOHN & JENPhoto Coverage: Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan Celebrate Opening Night of Keen Company's JOHN & JEN
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 27, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company presents the first New York revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. The show officially opened last night, February 26th at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

The Skivvies, Barb Jungr, Jinkx Monsoon & More Nominated for 2015 MAC Awards; Full List!The Skivvies, Barb Jungr, Jinkx Monsoon & More Nominated for 2015 MAC Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs will present the 29th Annual MAC Awards on Thursday, March 26st, at 7:30pm, at B.B King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. (more...)

LES MISERABLES, IF/THEN, & ON THE TOWN Cast Members Talk Pre-Show Routines on THE ENSEMBLIST PodcastLES MISERABLES, IF/THEN, & ON THE TOWN Cast Members Talk Pre-Show Routines on THE ENSEMBLIST Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

?Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 41st episode: "Half Hour." (more...)

Benefit Show at Don't Tell Mama to Aid Award-Winning Cabaret Singer AMY BETH WILLIAMS, 1/21Benefit Show at Don't Tell Mama to Aid Award-Winning Cabaret Singer AMY BETH WILLIAMS, 1/21
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 10, 2015

Last September, after appearing at the popular Manhattan open mic cabaret show, Salon, Bistro and MAC Award-winning singer Amy Beth Williams was struck by a car near her home in Brooklyn. Now an all-star roster of Williams' fellow cabaret performers and friends will stage a benefit show, Once In Love With Amy, at Don't Tell Mama on January 21 at 7 pm, to help raise the funds Williams has lost during her extensive recovery. (more...)

PIPPIN Concludes Tony Award-Winning Broadway Run TodayPIPPIN Concludes Tony Award-Winning Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

Broadway's high-flying, death-defying Tony Award winning hit musical Pippin is closing today, January 4, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC), after 709 performances and 37 previews. (more...)

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