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BWW Review: Brandon Uranowitz and the Songs of William Finn are a Match Made in Musical Heaven at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Brandon Uranowitz and the Songs of William Finn are a Match Made in Musical Heaven at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Feb 17, 2017

There was a segment in Brandon Uranowitz' debut show at Feinstein's/54 Below on February 8 which culminated in his explanation as to how he remained in the closet to his family for four additional years, following an instance where he had a clear opportunity to come out. The bit was a confluence of storytelling and song involving heaping amounts of gay porn, his family's shared '90s computer, and the William Finn song, 'Whizzer Going Down.' It was entirely emblematic of the evening as a whole. Singing only the music of Finn, composer of IN TROUSERS, MARCH OF THE FALSETTOS, FALSETTOLAND (the latter two combining to become FALSETTOS) and more, the moment was irreverent, hilarious, moving, and ultimately surprising. The same could be said about much of Finn's songbook, frequently titillating with jubilantly-plinking piano, and as easily swelling with devastation and richly sinister melodies. Uranowitz, who himself just concluded his run as the neurotic psychiatrist Mendel in the Broadway revival of FALSETTOS, was up to the task of landing both the colloquial humor and grounded pain of Finn's distinct songwriting style. It cannot be overstated, then, how imperative a skilled musician is in terms of adequately tackling this music. Luckily for Uranowitz (and the audience), he was accompanied by his music director Vadim Feichtner on piano, which it turned out, was all he needed. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanzeThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

Tony Award Nominee Brandon Uranowitz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko DebutTony Award Nominee Brandon Uranowitz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Fresh off his acclaimed turn as Mendel in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz will make hisFeinstein's at the Nikko debut on Friday, March 24 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 25(7 p.m.). Uranowitz gets up close and personal with audiences while sharing songs by the one-and-only Tony Award-winning William Finn. Expect everything from In Trousers to Falsettos to A New Brain to Elegies and beyond, as Uranowitz lends his unstoppable talent to a selection of work from one of our greatest living Broadway writers. At turns hilarious and soaringly emotional, this is one evening you won't want to miss. Tickets for Brandon range in price from $28 - $60 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephanie J. Block and More Join Brandon Uranowitz in Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Flash: Stephanie J. Block and More Join Brandon Uranowitz in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris, national tour of Rent, Baby It's You!, Falsettos revival) is making his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut - scroll down for photos from 'Brandon Uranowitz: The Songs of William Finn,' continuing through February 11! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Brandon Uranowitz Previews THE SONGS OF WILLIAM FINN at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Brandon Uranowitz Previews THE SONGS OF WILLIAM FINN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Feb 6, 2017

Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz makes his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut, February 8-11. Fresh off his acclaimed turn as Mendel in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, Uranowitz gets up close and personal with audiences while sharing songs by the one-and-only Tony Award-winning William Finn. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, The Tom Kitt Band, and More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowMandy Gonzalez, The Tom Kitt Band, and More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, 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...)

Photo Coverage: FALSETTOS Sings Out at CD SigningPhoto Coverage: FALSETTOS Sings Out at CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 28, 2017

Ghostlight Records and the cast of Broadway's FALSETTOS celebrated the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical - based on the Lincoln Center Theater production - with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Friday, January 27 at 7:00 PM. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Christian Borle Will Appear at FALSETTOS CD Signing at Barnes & NobleChristian Borle Will Appear at FALSETTOS CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Christian Borle will now join Ghostlight Records to celebrate the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS - based on the Lincoln Center Theater production - with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble tomorrow, Friday, January 27 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Tom Kitt, Mandy Gonzalez & More Pose at Feinstein's/54 BelowFREEZE FRAME: Tom Kitt, Mandy Gonzalez & More Pose at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Jan 25, 2017

Earlier today, Juan Pablo Di Pace (February 21-22), Mandy Gonzalez (February 12 & March 12); Tony® award winning composer Tom Kitt (February 9 & 11); Nellie McKay (January 26-28); and Tony® nominee Brandon Uranowitz (February 8-11) stoppe dby Feinstein's/54 Below to preview their upcoming shows. (more...)

FALSETTOS Cast Will Reunite to Celebrate Album Release at Barnes & NobleFALSETTOS Cast Will Reunite to Celebrate Album Release at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS - based on the Lincoln Center Theater production -with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, January 27 at 7:00 PM. The date also marks the album's worldwide digital release, with physical copies also available a a two-disc set available online and in stores. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's FALSETTOS Take Closing BowsVIDEO: Cast of Broadway's FALSETTOS Take Closing Bows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater's production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS played its final performance today at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

Broadway's FALSETTOS to Be Filmed for Future PBS Broadcast This WeekBroadway's FALSETTOS to Be Filmed for Future PBS Broadcast This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

While no air date for the telecast has been announced, the revival of William Finn and James Lapine's musical will be filmed at the Walter Kerr Theatre during the January 3rd and January 4th performances. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Revival of FALSETTOS to Air on PBS' 'Live From Lincoln Center' in 2017Breaking News: Broadway Revival of FALSETTOS to Air on PBS' 'Live From Lincoln Center' in 2017
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

BWW has confirmed that the current Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's musical FALSETTOS will air as part of PBS' 'Live From Lincoln Center.' (more...)

BWW Review: FALSETTOS (2016 Broadway Cast Recording) is Brilliant and BeautifulBWW Review: FALSETTOS (2016 Broadway Cast Recording) is Brilliant and Beautiful
by David Clarke - Dec 16, 2016

Surprise! Ghostlight Records just pulled a Beyonce. They dropped the digital edition of FALSETTOS (2016 Broadway Cast Recording) shortly after the stroke of midnight on December 16, 2016. To be fair, they did announce that the cast would be recording the score on October 26, 2016, but no hard date for release was previously set. Now, fans in the United States can purchase the lush score through iTunes (the digital version will be available internationally on December 23, 2016) while they wait for the physical version of the dual disc album to be released on January 27, 2017. (more...)

FALSETTOS Brings Fans an Early Holiday Treat with Surprise Cast Album Release on iTunesFALSETTOS Brings Fans an Early Holiday Treat with Surprise Cast Album Release on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that the 2016 Broadway Cast Recording of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS – based on the Lincoln Center Theater production – will have a U.S. digital release today, Friday, December 16, 2016. (more...)

Watch the Cast of FALSETTOS Listen to Their Cast Recording Live This WeekWatch the Cast of FALSETTOS Listen to Their Cast Recording Live This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

As previously announced, the Lincoln Center Theater production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos has been preserved in a new Broadway cast recording via Ghostlight Records. The new two disc-set will mark the first time the landmark show has been recorded in its entirety - and you can be part of the cast's live-streamed, first-listen experience this week! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon UranowitzThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon Uranowitz
by Theater People Podcast - Nov 14, 2016

On Monday, November 14, the Theater People podcast welcome's Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz. He made his Broadway debut in 2011's BABY IT'S YOU. He earned a Tony nomination for his turn as Adam Hochberg in last year's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and he can currently be seen in the role of Mendel in William Finn and James Lapine's critically acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. For the episode, Uranowitz discusses the six months of auditions he went through to win the role of Mendel, how James Lapine was lovingly hard on him during the show's rehearsal process, and shares a memory of accompanying Katie Holmes on a shopping spree during his pre-Broadway days when he worked as a sales associate. (more...)

FALSETTOS' Andrew Rannells to Join Hoda Kotb as Co-Host of NBC's TODAY, TomorrowFALSETTOS' Andrew Rannells to Join Hoda Kotb as Co-Host of NBC's TODAY, Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Andrew Rannells, currently starring in Lincoln Center Theater's production of FALSETTOS, will be filling in for Kathie Lee as a co-host with Hoda Kotb on the the 10am hour of the TODAY (more...)

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