Brian Charles Rooney News

Photo Coverage: Backstage at Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 01, 2014

Tony Award-Winner Adriane Lenox (After Midnight, Doubt), Tony Award-nominees Anita Gillette (Neil Simon's Chapter Two) & Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Drama Desk-nominees Aaron Lazar (LES MISERABLES, A Little Night Music), Patrick Page (Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Cyrano, the upcoming Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein), Nancy Anderson (Jolson & Company, Wonderful Town, A Class Act), and Jeffry Denman (Yank!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) were among the many stars to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night- THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1940-1964. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from backstage with the stars below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aaron Lazar, Patrick Page & More Perform at Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 01, 2014

Tony Award-Winner Adriane Lenox (After Midnight, Doubt), Tony Award-nominees Anita Gillette (Neil Simon's Chapter Two) & Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Drama Desk-nominees Aaron Lazar (LES MISERABLES, A Little Night Music), Patrick Page (Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Cyrano, the upcoming Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein), Nancy Anderson (Jolson & Company, Wonderful Town, A Class Act), and Jeffry Denman (Yank!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) were among the many stars to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night- THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1940-1964. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Laurie Beechman Theater Announces Cast for Next Edition of BROADWAY BALLYHOO, Includes Nancy Anderson, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

The Broadway Ballyhoo, now in its tenth month at The Laurie Beechman Theater, is delighted to present NANCY ANDERSON (3X Drama Desk Nominee), Brian Charles Rooney (featured in the last Broadway revival of The Threepenny Opera), CAROLYN MONTGOMERY-FORANT (Nightlife Award winning nightclub star), and three bright young stars that have emerged out of the Broadway's Rising Stars concerts at Town Hall, EMILY IAQUINTA, BRIDGIT ORI, and DOMINIQUE SOLANO. (more...)

Len Cariou & Lee Wilkof Join Cast of Carnegie Hall's GUYS AND DOLLS Concert; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced the complete cast for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, Applause, A Little Night Music) joins the cast as Arvide Abernathy along with Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof (Assassins, Little Shop of Horrors, Kiss Me Kate) as Harry the Horse. Members of the Mission Band joining Allison Blackwell (Agatha) are J.D. Webster (Calvin), Linda Mugleston (Martha), and Joseph Torello (Joseph). (more...)

Cutting Edge Composers Concert, The Skivvies, Sondheim Unplugged & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Photo Flash: Katie Thompson, Bill Connington and More in PRIVATE LIVES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Katie Thompson, star of last season's GIANT, and Bill Connington, star of the upcoming indy feature film ZOMBIE, joined forces for the first time in a glittering evening in the white and gold-gilded ballroom of a private Eastside club, that served as the backdrop to the reading of PRIVATE LIVES by theatrical legend Noel Coward. They were joined by rising cabaret star Jennifer Sheehan, and Broadway's Brian Charles Rooney on Wednesday, February 12th. The evening was produced by Razors Edge Productions. BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Katie Thompson and Bill Connington Star in PRIVATE LIVES Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Katie Thompson, star of last season's GIANT, and Bill Connington, star of the upcoming indy feature film ZOMBIE, will join forces for the first time in a glittering evening in the white and gold-gilded ballroom of a private Eastside club, that will serve as the backdrop to the reading of PRIVATE LIVES by theatrical legend Noel Coward. They will be joined by rising cabaret star Jennifer Sheehan, and Broadway's Brian Charles Rooney today, February 12th. The evening is produced by Razors Edge Productions. (more...)

Katie Thompson and Bill Connington to Star in PRIVATE LIVES Reading, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Katie Thompson, star of last season's GIANT, and Bill Connington, star of the upcoming indy feature film ZOMBIE, will join forces for the first time in a glittering evening in the white and gold-gilded ballroom of a private Eastside club, that will serve as the backdrop to the reading of PRIVATE LIVES by theatrical legend Noel Coward. They will be joined by rising cabaret star Jennifer Sheehan, and Broadway's Brian Charles Rooney on today, February 12th. The evening is produced by Razors Edge Productions. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Robin De Jesus & More Set for RADIANT BABY Concert at Joe's Pub, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The performers for the concert include Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, HBO's Looking), Tony Award Nominee Robin De Jesus, Kelvin Moon Loh (Here Lies Love), Nikka Graff Lanzerone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Sean Allan Krill, Sawyer Nunes (Matilda), Brian Charles Rooney (Pop!), Ashanti J'Aria (Disaster), Chris Hall, and more. (more...)

Red Fern Theatre Company to Present IDENTITY CRISIS Benefit Concert at Stage 72, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The Red Fern Theatre Company presents Identity Crisis: A Benefit Concert on February 9th at 7pm at Stage 72 (formerly The Triad). This one night only event brings together some of Broadway and the entertainment industry's finest artists performing songs identifying the ups and downs about who they are, what they have experienced, and how they got to where they are today. (more...)

The Skivvies, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Patrick Page, Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Sieber and More Set for 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

This January and February at 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...)

Jennifer Holliday, Chita Rivera, Steve Kazee and More Set for 54 Below for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including Jennifer Holliday, Chita Rivera, Jeff Daniels, Steve Kazee, After Midnight Swings the Holiday and more. Details below! (more...)

Brian Charles Rooney Set to Bring BY REQUEST to 54 Below on 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Brian Charles Rooney in "By Request' on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at 9:30pm. In his 54 Below debut, Brian will deliver an evening of theatrical gems from the rich history of popular music, stage, and screen such as 'Maria,' 'Finishing the Hat,' 'La Vie En Rose,' and 'Music of the Night.' Each song in the program is the result of requests collected over the last few years from fans! You will be delighted by a few gender-bending surprises, as well as some joyfully comedic medleys, that will leave you wondering whether or not what you're hearing is real! Accompanying Mr. Rooney will be musical director Spencer Crosswell. (more...)

Brian Charles Rooney to Bring BY REQUEST to 54 Below, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Brian Charles Rooney in "By Request' on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at 9:30pm. In his 54 Below debut, Brian will deliver an evening of theatrical gems from the rich history of popular music, stage, and screen such as 'Maria,' 'Finishing the Hat,' 'La Vie En Rose,' and 'Music of the Night.' Each song in the program is the result of requests collected over the last few years from fans! You will be delighted by a few gender-bending surprises, as well as some joyfully comedic medleys, that will leave you wondering whether or not what you're hearing is real! Accompanying Mr. Rooney will be musical director Spencer Crosswell. (more...)

Fifth Annual BROADWAY CAN! Set for Don't Tell Mama, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The 5th Annual Broadway Can! A Concert for City Harvest will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, November 18th at 7pm. The evening will be comprised of songs by composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. Bisen-Hersh will be joined on stage by a phenomenal cast including Drew Aber (A Tale of Two Cities), Morgan Billings (The Sound of Music), Toby Blackwell (Rent), Brian Childers (Danny and Sylvia), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Nora Fox (The Sound of Music), Amy Griffin (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Nina Hennessey (Bye, Bye Birdie), Teresa Hui, Lara Janine (Rock of Ages), Emily Klein (Parade), Elise Levin (Born Blue), Rita Markova (The Fantasticks), Michael McGurk (The Wedding Singer), Brianne Moore (The Visit), Brooke Sunny Moriber (The Wild Party), Kristine Reese (Wicked), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Stacy Shirk (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) and Haley Swindal (Jekyll & Hyde). The concert will be produced by Dennis Fowler, directed by Shana Solomon and stage managed by Heather Ber and Emma Peele. (more...)

Professional Revival of MEN IN WHITE Set for The Seeing Place Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

The Seeing Place Theater, known for its intense and intimate ensemble work, brings you MEN IN WHITE by Sidney Kingsley - New York City's first professional revival of the play since The Group Theatre's landmark 1933 production. The show opens November 8, 2013 has a limited engagement through November 24, 2013. (more...)

5th Annual Broadway Can! Set for 11/18 Featuring Klein, Sunny Moriber & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Reuniting for the first time since Parade, Brooke Sunny Moriber and Emily Klein will premiere a duet from Love Quirks, whose studio cast recording is now available on iTunes. The audience can expect to hear 24 songs from Bisen-Hersh's catalog featuring material from Love Quirks, More to Love, Stanley's Party, Malka, If Adele Can Do It, So Can I and The Final Frontier... including 3 premieres! Songs will include 'Thanksgiving Day', 'It's Not You, It's Me', 'I'm Not Interested in You', 'I Like Big Girls', 'Dear Facebook', 'It's Not You, It's Me' and 'Can You Believe I Was Ever Sad We Broke Up?'. (more...)

Jed Resnick, Marcus Stevens & More Set for Jeff Bienstock's DORKS, DRUNKS, AND DINOSAURS at Laurie Beechman, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Marcus Stevens and Natalie Charle Ellis, recently of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, are just two of the Broadway and Off-Broadway luminaries who will appear in Dorks, Drunks, and Dinosaurs: The Songs of Jeff Bienstock on October 21st at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Stevens will also be taking on directorial duties as he and his former co-star take part in an evening of music and lyrics by the multifaceted and award-winning Bienstock. (more...)

Derek Klena, Arielle Jacobs & More Set for SIT. STAY. LISTEN. Concert at Laurie Beechman, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

The concert is a benefit for ASPCA and will feature Derek Klena, Arielle Jacobs, Gabrielle Ruiz, Kennedy Caughell, Genny Lis Padilla, Margot B, Dana Costello, Cicily Daniels, Kristin Valphedes, Katie Hotz, Lacey Angerosa, Libby Servais, Jenna Leigh Green, Emily Esposito, Britney Coleman, Matt Shingledecker, Allison Rerecich , Geoffrey Kidwell, Jaime Cepero, Jose Sepulveda, Brandon Ellis, David Davila, Tatiana Lofton, Brian Charles Rooney, Jerey Plybum, Ben Roseberry, and Eric Restivo. (more...)

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