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Donna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This WeekDonna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 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, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and 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. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Hooligans of VILLAIN: DEBLANKS' Next ShowPhoto Flash: Meet the Hooligans of VILLAIN: DEBLANKS' Next Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a special performance of Villain: DeBlanks, a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 9:30 pm on Tuesday, August 4, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Star in ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Encore at The TriadBrenda Braxton to Star in ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Encore at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The Triad will host an encore performance of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE: THE ATLANTIC CITY CLUB HARLEM REVUE on Sunday, August 23rd at 7pm at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street. (more...)

Brenda Braxton and More Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at 54 BelowBrenda Braxton and More Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a special performance of Villain: DeBlanks, a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 9:30 pm on Tuesday, August 4, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

MetroStar Extends 2015 Submissions DeadlineMetroStar Extends 2015 Submissions Deadline
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The 2015 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' is extending its deadline for applications to July 4 and adding new mentoring to help competitors up their games during the 7-week contest. The eighth annual edition of the summer tradition runs for seven consecutive Mondays, from July 6 through August 17.  All contestants must certify that they will be available to compete throughout the jury-and audience-voted, elimination-round competition. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 25, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AMAZING GRACE arrives on Broadway, RUTHLESS! returns to NYC and more! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/20/2015
by - Jun 20, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/20/2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AN ACT OF GOD!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AN ACT OF GOD!
by Walter McBride - May 29, 2015

The new Broadway comedy An Act of God, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons, began performances on May 7 and officially opened last night, May 28, 2015 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)

Bobby Cronin Joins VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Benefit for St. Jude at Joe's PubBobby Cronin Joins VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Benefit for St. Jude at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

(VERB)____ until your sides hurt on Sunday, May 17th at Joe's Pub, where Villain: DeBlanks will be performed to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (more...)

Brenda Braxton, Milton Craig Nealy, Frenchie Davis and More to Lead INVISIBLE LIFE Musical at the ApolloBrenda Braxton, Milton Craig Nealy, Frenchie Davis and More to Lead INVISIBLE LIFE Musical at the Apollo
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Casting has been announced for the upcoming Equity presentation of the first theatrical staging of a new musical INVISIBLE LIFE THE MUSICAL, based on E. Lynn Harris' best-selling novel, Invisible Life. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr., Justin Vivian Bond, Anna Chlumsky & More Coming Up at Joe's PubLeslie Odom Jr., Justin Vivian Bond, Anna Chlumsky & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running May 13-24, 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Brenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Lauren Molina & Kate Rockwell to Present BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS in 6/6 ConcertBrenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Lauren Molina & Kate Rockwell to Present BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS in 6/6 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

?Brenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Kate Rockwell, and Lauren Molina will premiere BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS, a new concert celebrating the greatest diva moments in Broadway history on June 6th at 8 p.m. in the Fradd Theater on Fire Island Pines.  (more...)

Marc Kudisch, The Skivvies & More Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Benefit for St. Jude at Joe's PubMarc Kudisch, The Skivvies & More Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Benefit for St. Jude at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Come laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off on Sunday, May 17th at Joe's Pub, where Villain: DeBlanks will be performed to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (more...)

Brenda Braxton Set for MARTY THOMAS PRESENTS DIVA at Industry Bar, 4/13Brenda Braxton Set for MARTY THOMAS PRESENTS DIVA at Industry Bar, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Marty Thomas presents DIVA is a weekly show at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. Featuring a rotating cast of tremendous female vocalists, it is hosted and produced by Marty Thomas (XANADU, WICKED, THE SECRET GARDEN). DIVA celebrates fabulous female vocalists paying tribute to some of histories most over the top icons! The cast performs a brand new show every week with exciting new guests rotating. This weeks cast features Marissa Rosen, Brie Cassil and Lisa Ramey. (more...)

Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton to Make Metropolitan Room Debut, 4/26Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton to Make Metropolitan Room Debut, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Broadway Star and Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton comes to the Metropolitan Room in her new One Woman show 'ACT 2...Now What?' Join Brenda in her journey of Love, Loss, and What wore her out, yet lifted her up!! (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical BOURBON STREETBrenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical BOURBON STREET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The New (Orleans) Musical, Bourbon Street will get an industry reading on Monday, March 9 at 1 pm& 6pm at Chelsea Studios (151 West 26th Street). Bourbon Street has music and lyrics by Greg Michael Pasqua, book by K. Gehrig, and will directed by Jonathan Cerullo with musical direction by John McMahon. (more...)

Photo Coverage: T. Oliver Reid Gets A Surprise After DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM at The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: T. Oliver Reid Gets A Surprise After DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM at The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 23, 2015

During World War ll actors were among the very few who were left untouched to do their craft in Germany. There was a women named Eleonore who started in theatre at age 12, acting on stage with her father, Heinrich Schroth. Eleonore was one of the last generations of the most famous acting family in Germany, dating back 5-6 generations (like our Barrymores). One branch of the family was French, and one of it's members was an actor and famous rebel in the French Revolution under Robespierre. His name was Collot d'Herbois. Eleonore later recalled of "touring" as an actor and having to travel to the next town in the back of a potato cart for the next show. Her father had to walk behind the cart because there wasn't room for him. It was the middle of winter and his shoes had worn out so he was almost barefoot. Her cousin, Hannelore Schroth, became the first famous movie star after the war, the German version of Elizabeth Taylor. Her Uncle, Carl-Heinz Schroth also became famous on film, and is known as one of the most famous historic German comic geniuses, actors, and directors. He had the longest running comedy series called"Karschunke und Sohn, which was an exact parallel to "Sanford and Son". Eleonore moved to the United States with her family in 1971. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include BILLY ELLIOT, Christine Ebersole & More!Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include BILLY ELLIOT, Christine Ebersole & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ready to entertain with its 2015/16 Another Op'nin', Another Show season! (more...)

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