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BWW Review: Lesli Margherita is All Brass and Belting in One-Woman Show 'Broad' at Birdland, Paying Tribute to the Women Who Never Backed DownBWW Review: Lesli Margherita is All Brass and Belting in One-Woman Show 'Broad' at Birdland, Paying Tribute to the Women Who Never Backed Down
by Casey Mink - Jul 28, 2016

'Broad: A term originated in the 1930s meaning woman. Less respectable than 'lady,' but much more respectable than 'bitch.' Broad: An independent, aggressive, assertive woman, usually in show business. Broads sing loud, are sarcastic, and are in your face. Broads are generally moderately attractive or better, never seen without their best dresses and perfect makeup, and they know how to compete and win in a man's world.' This is how Lesli Margherita began her one-woman show at Birdland Jazz on July 25, the second of a two-performance return engagement at the club. Reading from a music stand so as not to mince words, Margherita recited the dictionary definition of her show's eponymous moniker, because if nothing else, through Broad, Margherita wanted to make sure her audience understood one thing: Broads like her will never be deterred. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Reprises BROAD at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Lesli Margherita Reprises BROAD at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to present Lesli Margherita in a reprisal of her sold-out show, BROAD, at the historic music room on Mondays, July 18 and 25 at 7pm. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita Joins The Skivvies For a Post-Show Set at SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MANVIDEO: Lesli Margherita Joins The Skivvies For a Post-Show Set at SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

The Olivier-winning star is the first special guest during The Skivvies' 3-week run in SEX TIPS. (more...)

Stage Tube: Lesli Margherita Teases Her Return to Birdland Jazz in New Promo Video for BROADStage Tube: Lesli Margherita Teases Her Return to Birdland Jazz in New Promo Video for BROAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

In a nod to the brassy, ballsy, bawdy broads who inspired her, Olivier Award Winner Lesli Margherita teases her upcoming appearance in BROAD at Birdland Jazz Monday July 18 & 25, 7pm.  (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS LineupNational Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

The Lost Collective to Serve LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care FacilitiesThe Lost Collective to Serve LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Facilities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

?The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) have announced The Lost Collective have been selected to serve as artists-in-residence with ACS. (more...)

Lesli Margherita to Bring BROAD to Birdland in JulyLesli Margherita to Bring BROAD to Birdland in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to announce that Broadway's Lesli Margherita will reprise her sold-out solo show, BROAD, at the historic music room on Mondays, July 18 and 25 at 7pm. Mae West. Sophie Tucker. Lesli Margherita. (more...)

Olivier Winner Lesli Margherita to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/25-26Olivier Winner Lesli Margherita to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Olivier Award winner and Bay Area native, Lesli Margherita (Dames at Sea, Matilda The Musical), will bring her brand new solo show, BROAD, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, March 25 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 26 (7 p.m.). (more...)

DON GRIGWARE Picks The BEST PRODUCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES in LOS ANGELES THEATRE for 2015DON GRIGWARE Picks The BEST PRODUCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES in LOS ANGELES THEATRE for 2015
by Don Grigware - Dec 28, 2015

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2015 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, or technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita Premiere's BROAD at Birdland!Photo Coverage: DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita Premiere's BROAD at Birdland!
by Walter McBride - Dec 1, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland just presented Broadway star Lesli Margherita in the premiere of her brand new solo show, 'BROAD,' at the historic music room on Monday, November 30th. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Backstage with Lesli Margherita for Her Birdland Show- BROAD!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Backstage with Lesli Margherita for Her Birdland Show- BROAD!
by Walter McBride - Dec 1, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland presented Broadway star Lesli Margherita in the premiere of her brand new solo show, 'BROAD,' at the historic music room on Monday, November 30th. (more...)

Lesli Margherita Will Celebrate 'Controversial Women of Yesteryear' in BROAD; Opens Tonight at BirdlandLesli Margherita Will Celebrate 'Controversial Women of Yesteryear' in BROAD; Opens Tonight at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland will present Broadway star Lesli Margherita in the premiere of her brand new solo show, 'BROAD,' at the historic music room on Mondays, November 30 & December 7 at 7pm. (more...)

Eliane Elias, Daniel Reichard and More Coming Up at Birdland This DecemberEliane Elias, Daniel Reichard and More Coming Up at Birdland This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 7 - 13, including Eliane Elias, Daniel Reichard, Birdland Big Band, and more! (more...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers ColonyGoodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Saxophone Summit and More Coming Up This Winter at BirdlandLesli Margherita, Saxophone Summit and More Coming Up This Winter at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for November 30 - December 6, featuring Saxophone Summit: Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Greg Osby, Lesli Margherita, James Barbour Holiday Concert, and more! (more...)

Lesli Margherita, A SWINGIN' BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More Set for Birdland This DecemberLesli Margherita, A SWINGIN' BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More Set for Birdland This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its December 2015 schedule, featuring Saxophone Summit: Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Greb Osby, Eliane Elias, The Birdland Big Band, Lesli Margherita, Swingin' Birdland Christmas, Freddy Cole, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/16; Immersive CARRIE in L.A., Signature's CAKE OFF, SONDHEIM and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/16; Immersive CARRIE in L.A., Signature's CAKE OFF, SONDHEIM and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 16, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC., Denver, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Signature's CAKE OFF, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in Denver, and CARRIE THE KILLER MUSICAL in L.A., just to name a few. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger & Michael Urie, Lesli Margherita and More Set for Birdland This NovemberCelia Keenan-Bolger & Michael Urie, Lesli Margherita and More Set for Birdland This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its November 2015 schedule, featuring Django Reinhardt Festival Allstars, Benny Green Trio, The Birdland Big Band, Lesli Margherita, Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch, Poncho Sanchez, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: Los Angeles Theatre Ablaze with CARRIE THE KILLER MUSICAL EXPERIENCEBWW Review: Los Angeles Theatre Ablaze with CARRIE THE KILLER MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
by Don Grigware - Oct 13, 2015

Carrie the Killer Musical Experience/book by Lawrence D. Cohen/based on the novel by Stephen King/music by Michael Gore & lyrics by Dean Pitchford/directed by Brady Schwind/choreographed by Lee Martino/Los Angeles Theatre/through November (more...)

Lesli Margherita Will Celebrate 'Controversial Women of Yesteryear' in BROAD; Opens in November at BirdlandLesli Margherita Will Celebrate 'Controversial Women of Yesteryear' in BROAD; Opens in November at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland is elated to announce that Broadway star Lesli Margherita will premiere her brand new solo show, 'BROAD,' at the historic music room on Mondays, November 30 & December 7 at 7pm.  (more...)

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