Bobby Lopez News

Everything Changes! Betsy Wolfe Joins WAITRESS Tonight!Everything Changes! Betsy Wolfe Joins WAITRESS Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Broadway star Betsy Wolfe will join the cast of Waitress tonight, June 13 in the lead role of expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson. Wolfe will be joined by Joe Tippett, who also steps into the role of Earl. (more...)

Third Street Music School Settlement Awards the New York Community Trust Harris ScholarshipThird Street Music School Settlement Awards the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Third Street Music School Settlement will be presenting three students graduating this June as recipients of the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship.  This year's scholars, Emma Peleg, 17, Hale Sheffield, 17, and Jennifer Loo, 17, will each receive $25,000 over four years towards their college expenses.  Entering college in fall 2017, the scholars have been accepted to schools such as Yale University, Princeton University, Duke University, SUNY Stony Brook, Binghamton University, The New School, New York University, CUNY Hunter, CUNY Baruch, Oberlin College, and Northeastern University. (more...)

VIDEO: Incoming WAITRESS Star Betsy Wolfe Dishes on Jenna & More!VIDEO: Incoming WAITRESS Star Betsy Wolfe Dishes on Jenna & More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2017

Incoming WAITRESS star, Betsy Wolfe, is getting ready to step into Jenna's shoes on the set of her photoshoot. Betsy discusses what she thinks of her character Jenna, and why she's excited to join the cast of Waitress. Betsy replaces Sara Bareilles, the show's composer, lyricist, and current Jenna, on June 13. Check out the video below! (more...)

Third Street Music School Settlement to Honor The Roots at Spring GalaThird Street Music School Settlement to Honor The Roots at Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Third Street Music School Settlement, the nation's longest running community school, has announced that this year's Spring Gala will honor Grammy-Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots, Clarfeld Financial Advisors, and Beverly Harper, Third Street Safety Director of nearly two decades. (more...)

Everything Changes! Betsy Wolfe to Star as Jenna in WAITRESS Following Sara BareillesEverything Changes! Betsy Wolfe to Star as Jenna in WAITRESS Following Sara Bareilles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The producers of the smash hit Waitress have announced that Broadway star Betsy Wolfe will join the cast on June 13 in the lead role of expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson. As previously announced, Sara Bareilles will play her final performance as Jenna on June 11. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Presents ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NESTLos Altos Stage Company Presents ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Absolute authority clashes with the human spirit when Los Altos Stage Company presents Ken Kesey's seminal One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  Adapted for the stage by Dale Wasserman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opens April 14 (preview performance on April 13) and runs through May 7 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Talks Finding the Sounds of MOANA and Why He'll 'Never Beat Robert Lopez' in New InterviewLin-Manuel Talks Finding the Sounds of MOANA and Why He'll 'Never Beat Robert Lopez' in New Interview
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

In a brand-new interview with TheWrap, composer, actor, and all-around nice guy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, discusses the ins and outs of his hit film, Moana, why Disney meeting are the best ('At the end of a three-hour meeting, you'll get five caricatures of yourself.'), and his longstanding relationship to fellow composer, and fellow high school alum, 'Frozen' and 'Book of Mormon' composer, Robert Lopez. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Heather Headley & More Will Take Part in Lincoln Center Songbook Series in 2017!Sutton Foster, Heather Headley & More Will Take Part in Lincoln Center Songbook Series in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series returns for its 18th season of celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. During February and March 2016, established and rising singers and singer-songwriters across a range of genres-Southern soul, bluegrass, folk, R&B, indie rock, pop, musical theater, and more-will take The Appel Room stage for concerts that explore the many iterations of American song. And in spring, American Songbook will return to Alice Tully Hall with two dynamic women whose artistry in two very different arenas demonstrates the expansive reach of American song embodied in the series. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stage and TV Star BARRETT FOA to Perform in Cabaret Special Event Next WeekendBWW Interview: Stage and TV Star BARRETT FOA to Perform in Cabaret Special Event Next Weekend
by Don Grigware - Oct 10, 2016

Stage and TV star Barrett Foa will be performing Sunday October 16 at Catalina Jazz Club in Right This Way, Your Table's Waiting, a part of the special event CABARET is alive and well and living in LOS ANGELES, directed by David Galligan. What are you going to be performing in the benefit? (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonCOME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

David Mirvish has announced the 17 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 seven bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)


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...)

This Summer Magical New Experiences Will Debut Across All Four Walt Disney World Theme ParksThis Summer Magical New Experiences Will Debut Across All Four Walt Disney World Theme Parks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

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This Summer Magical New Experiences Will Debut Across All Four Walt Disney World Theme ParksThis Summer Magical New Experiences Will Debut Across All Four Walt Disney World Theme Parks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

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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...)

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