Bobby Lopez News


by Victoria Ordin - Sep 23, 2016

The first annual HARVARD-YALE CANTATA at Feinstein's/54 Below, a musical competition modeled on the legendary boat race, was nothing short of electrifying. The sold-out show directed and produced by Tom Toce (Yale '78) was one of those evenings that make you grateful and happy to live in New York among so many brilliant and passionate artists. And if you happened to attend either school, it produced a particular pride in all that is wonderful about institutions fashionable to bash in an age of reverse snobbery. (Full disclosure: I graduated from Yale in 1995.) While the second CANTATA played to a slightly smaller crowd, the show featured songs by lyricists who have made lasting contributions to popular music in the 20th Century: Alan Lerner (H '40), Tom Lehrer (H '46 and MA '47), and John Forster (H '69). In more recent years, Cambridge and New Haven have produced Broadway composers such as Larry O'Keefe (H '91 HEATHERS, LEGALLY BLONDE) and Bobby Lopez (Y '97, BOOK OF MORMON, AVENUE Q, and songs from FROZEN), the youngest of only 12 people to win an Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and Oscar. (more...)

FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL to Bring the Holiday Spirit to FringeNYCFAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL to Bring the Holiday Spirit to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

M. Scott McLean in association with John Davisi is proud to present FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nonprofit Knights of Rizal Celebrates with Ali Ewoldt, PHANTOM's first Asian-American ChristinePhoto Coverage: Nonprofit Knights of Rizal Celebrates with Ali Ewoldt, PHANTOM's first Asian-American Christine
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 26, 2016

Jhett Tolentino, three-time Tony Award-winning producer and Deputy Chapter Commander of The Order of the Knights of Rizal-N.Y., a nonprofit that upholds the ideologies of the Philippines' National Hero, Jose Rizal, held a fundraiser last Friday, June 24, which simultaneously celebrated Filipino-American (FilAm) Broadway actress Ali Ewoldt's recent career milestone: becoming the first woman of color to play the coveted role of Christine Daae in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Broadway's longest-running musical. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake EmmerlingBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake Emmerling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 9, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON's third tour of Minneapolis is a charm for theatre goers who love a good laugh. Ensemble member Jake Emmerling has been with the tour since the beginning and shares a little of his story with BWW readers in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Now They Know! Betsy Wolfe Nabs Role of 'Elsa' in Broadway's FROZEN?Now They Know! Betsy Wolfe Nabs Role of 'Elsa' in Broadway's FROZEN?
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 20, 2016

Betsy Wolfe has nabbed the lead role of Princess Elsa in Disney's upcoming stage adaptation of FROZEN! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Idina Menzel Leads FROZEN Sing-Along For Girls of A BroaderWayTWITTER WATCH: Idina Menzel Leads FROZEN Sing-Along For Girls of A BroaderWay
by Michael Dale - Apr 19, 2016

Founded by Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs in 2010, A BroaderWay offers girls from urban communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Karen Mason & More Will Take Part in Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2016 Summer Season!Norm Lewis, Karen Mason & More Will Take Part in Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today the 2016 summer season of plays, musicals, and other works in development at the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Puppetry Conference, and Cabaret & Performance Conference. (more...)

Third Street Music School Settlement's Annual Spring Gala to Honor Sting & Brenda HarrisThird Street Music School Settlement's Annual Spring Gala to Honor Sting & Brenda Harris
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Third Street Music School Settlement, the nation's longest running community school is pleased to announce this year's Spring Gala will honor Sting, Grammy Award winning musician and renowned philanthropist and Brenda Harris, Third Street Preschool teacher of 22 years. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM!
by Walter McBride - Mar 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the first-ever New York revival of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman's musical comedy THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM. The production opened just last night, March 13, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This will be a limited engagement through May 29, 2016. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Set for Inaugural Broadway at the Eccles SeasonBEAUTIFUL, THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Set for Inaugural Broadway at the Eccles Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

After 25 years, Broadway in Utah will have a new name and a new address for the 2016-17 season. Tony and Grammy Award®-winning Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will be the very first Broadway musical to play the brand-new George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater now under construction at 100 South and Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City with a full week of performances November 15-20, 2016. (more...)

Mirvish Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season ft North American Premieres of 'STRICTLY BALLROOM' & 'MRS HENDERSON'Mirvish Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season ft North American Premieres of 'STRICTLY BALLROOM' & 'MRS HENDERSON'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

David Mirvish has announced today the 14 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and four bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)

Lottery Announced for THE BOOK OF MORMON, Coming to Broward Center, Jan. 26 - Feb. 7, 2016Lottery Announced for THE BOOK OF MORMON, Coming to Broward Center, Jan. 26 - Feb. 7, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking four week run in 2013, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins January 26 at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale and plays a limited two week engagement through February 7. (more...)

Apply to O'Neill Center's National Music Theater Conference Through MondayApply to O'Neill Center's National Music Theater Conference Through Monday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center enters its final week of open call for new musical theater projects. Submissions will be considered for development and presentation during the 2016 Summer Season. (more...)

Robert & Kristen Lopez Pen Duet for FROZEN's Anna and KristoffRobert & Kristen Lopez Pen Duet for FROZEN's Anna and Kristoff
by Jessica Khan - Nov 16, 2015

Love truly is an open door -- for the right couple this time! FROZEN writing team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez Tweeted today that they had finally penned a duet for the Disney feature's star couple Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) and Kristoff (played by Jonathan Groff). We can't wait to hear the tune, but no word on whether it will appear on Broadway or in the much-rumored sequel! (more...)

Phillip Boykin, Douglas Hodge, Montego Glover, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for MasterVoices' Fall 2015 Gala TonightPhillip Boykin, Douglas Hodge, Montego Glover, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for MasterVoices' Fall 2015 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

MasterVoices will hold its Fall Gala and Concert, featuring the THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE; OR, THE SLAVE OF DUTY at Le Parker Meridian and the New York City Center tonight, October 15, 2015. (more...)

Phillip Boykin, Douglas Hodge, Montego Glover, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for MasterVoices' Fall 2015 Gala, Featuring PIRATES OF PENZANCEPhillip Boykin, Douglas Hodge, Montego Glover, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for MasterVoices' Fall 2015 Gala, Featuring PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

MasterVoices will hold its Fall Gala and Concert, featuring the THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE; OR, THE SLAVE OF DUTY at Le Parker Meridian and the New York City Center on October 15, 2015. (more...)

Hunter Parrish, Montego Glover & More Set for MasterVoices' PIRATES OF PENZANCE Concert at New York City CenterHunter Parrish, Montego Glover & More Set for MasterVoices' PIRATES OF PENZANCE Concert at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

MasterVoices kicks off the 2015-2016 season with The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Dutyon October 15-16, 2015 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. Following the success of our 2012 Mikado at Carnegie Hall, MasterVoices' semi-staged presentation of The Pirates of Penzance will feature a cast of stars from the Broadway and opera worlds, along with Orchestra of St. Luke's performing Arthur Sullivan's original orchestrations under the direction of Artistic Director Ted Sperling. Single tickets are $30-$130 and are available at NYCityCenter.org.For more information visit: www.mastervoices.org/city-center-series. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Nicholas Guest & More Set for 54 Below This WeekLinda Lavin, Nicholas Guest & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

This week at 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, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

5th The Outstanding Filipino Americans In New York Awards Set Oct. 31 at Carnegie Hall5th The Outstanding Filipino Americans In New York Awards Set Oct. 31 at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

In its fifth edition, The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards honor 15 organizations and individuals who have inspired the community with their passion, conviction, and achievements. Presented by AARP, TOFA-NY caps the month-long Filipino American Heritage celebrations in the New York tri-state area. This year's TOFA-NY Awards ceremony is slated for 8 p.m. on October 31 at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This MonthLinda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

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