Brittain Ashford News

VIDEO: GREAT COMET's Brittain Ashford Unveils New Prairie Empire Music Video 'Circles'VIDEO: GREAT COMET's Brittain Ashford Unveils New Prairie Empire Music Video 'Circles'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Brittain Ashford (Sonya in the upcoming NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812) has just released a new music video for the song 'Circles' from her band Prairie Empire's new record, THE SALT. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Casts of GREAT COMET, WAITRESS & More Arrive at Broadway In Bryant Park!Photo Coverage: Casts of GREAT COMET, WAITRESS & More Arrive at Broadway In Bryant Park!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 29, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that continued this week, July 28 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway-Bound NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Gives a Sneak Peek in Bryant Park!BWW TV: Broadway-Bound NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Gives a Sneak Peek in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 28, 2016

In attendance was the cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Denee Benton, Nicholas Belton, Paul Pinto, Brittain Ashford, Nick Choksi, Gelsey Bell, Scott Strangland, Lulu Fall,Sumayya Ali, Ken Clark, Azudi Onyejekwe, Josh Canfield, Pearl Rhein, Lauren Zakrin, Courtney Bassett, Ashley Perez Flannigan, Nick Gaswirth, Billy Kiessling, Andrew Mayer) who performed 'Prologue,' 'Charming,' and 'No One Else'. Check out highlights below! (more...)

Michael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This SummerMichael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tomorrow, July 27, through August 7, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Beth Malone, Denee Benton & More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This WeekBeth Malone, Denee Benton & More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016, continuing this Thursday, July 28 (12:30pm) on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. This year's 106.7 LITE FM'S Broadway in Bryant Park is presented by New York-Presbyterian for Kids and TKTS Discount Ticketing Booth. (more...)

Dave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET to Play in Concert at Maria Hernandez ParkDave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET to Play in Concert at Maria Hernandez Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the very first performance of The Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment's Off Broadway in the Boros inaugural series. For one night only, July 29th, 2016, Dave Malloy, composer/playwright of the Broadway-bound Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, brings his award-winning chamber musical Ghost Quartet, a haunted song cycle about love, death, and whisky, to Bushwick's Maria Hernandez Park for a very special outdoor performance at sunset. (more...)

Lady Rizo, Ghost Quartet, Alexis & the Samurai & More Coming Up at Joe's PubLady Rizo, Ghost Quartet, Alexis & the Samurai & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running July 20-31, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for details! (more...)

Grace McLean, The Bengsons, Daisy Foote, & Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to Headline 2016 Events at SPACE on Ryder FarmGrace McLean, The Bengsons, Daisy Foote, & Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to Headline 2016 Events at SPACE on Ryder Farm
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 200 year-old working organic farm on the border of Putnam and Westchester Counties, announces its 2016 season of public events featuring performances by SPACE's resident artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Art for THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at New Art for THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) -- making their Broadway debuts -- NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will blaze into Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016. Check out a first look at the new art for Broadway below! (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Launches Official Countdown to BroadwayNATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Launches Official Countdown to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The show has just launched a countdown teaser on its official website showing the comet's distance from the Great White Way, along with the opportunity to sign up for THE GREAT COMET's exclusive presale, starting April 24. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'GREAT COMET' Star Josh Groban Shows Off Piano Skills with Seth RudetskySTAGE TUBE: 'GREAT COMET' Star Josh Groban Shows Off Piano Skills with Seth Rudetsky
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2016

We already saw the multi-talented Josh Groban rock the accordion in rehearsal for Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. Now, get a taste of the Broadway newbie's piano skills in his latest sit-down with DISASTER!'s Seth Rudetsky. Check it out below! (more...)

Caissie Levy, Melissa Errico & More Join Ghostlight's SWEET 16 Lineup at Symphony SpaceCaissie Levy, Melissa Errico & More Join Ghostlight's SWEET 16 Lineup at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Grammy Award winning Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records - the premiere force in theater music and cast recordings - have added a slew of new performers to its all-star concert to celebrate the label's landmark "Sweet 16" Birthday on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Josh Groban Plays Accordion in Rehearsal for 'GREAT COMET' Opening NumberSTAGE TUBE: Josh Groban Plays Accordion in Rehearsal for 'GREAT COMET' Opening Number
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2016

A rehearsal video has surfaced of Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 practicing the show's opening number -- complete with Groban (a man of many talents) on the accordion! Watch it below! (more...)

Video Roundup: With 18 Broadway Debuts in GREAT COMET OF 1812, Meet the Cast!Video Roundup: With 18 Broadway Debuts in GREAT COMET OF 1812, Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the new musical THE GREAT COMET, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha.' Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) - also making their Broadway debuts - THE GREAT COMET will blaze intoBroadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016.Ticketing info will be announced shortly. To sign up for news updates and presale ticketing opportunities, visit www.greatcometbroadway.com. (more...)

Breaking News: Lucas Steele, Grace McLean, & More Will Join Josh Groban in GREAT COMET OF 1812 on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!Breaking News: Lucas Steele, Grace McLean, & More Will Join Josh Groban in GREAT COMET OF 1812 on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the new musical THE GREAT COMET, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha.' Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) - also making their Broadway debuts - THE GREAT COMET will blaze intoBroadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016.Ticketing info will be announced shortly. To sign up for news updates and presale ticketing opportunities, visit www.greatcometbroadway.com. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 21-27, Featuring The Skivvies and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 21-27, Featuring The Skivvies and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Natalie Douglas CD Release 'Human Heart'; Sondheimas; 54 Celebrates David Bowie; The Skivvies; and A Benefit for the Drama Book Shop. (more...)

54 Celebrates David Bowie, The Skivvies Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below54 Celebrates David Bowie, The Skivvies Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

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. (more...)

20th Annual IRNE Awards Nominees Are Announced - A.R.T.'s THE GREAT COMET, NICE WORK at Ogunquit, BILLY ELLIOT at NSMT and More!20th Annual IRNE Awards Nominees Are Announced - A.R.T.'s THE GREAT COMET, NICE WORK at Ogunquit, BILLY ELLIOT at NSMT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 20th Annual IRNE Awards, which honors the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. (more...)

PRIDE & PREJUDICE, Judy Gold, Laura Osnes and More Set for This March at Feinstein's/54 BelowPRIDE & PREJUDICE, Judy Gold, Laura Osnes and More Set for This March at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 and PIRATE PRINCESS at American Repertory TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 and PIRATE PRINCESS at American Repertory Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2015

Below, go behind-the-scenes and watch the set transform from a pirate ship to 19th century Russia, plus watch interviews with GREAT COMET director Rachel Chavkin and more! (more...)

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