Carmel Dean News

@carmel_dean - 7/9/14 06:52pm Today @IfThenMusical: Elena says to Beth: "James and I are moving to Oregon". Lady in front row mutters: "Jesus"

@carmel_dean - 7/9/14 02:04pm "Love what you do" Inspiration wall hanging by @JennColella - and we love @Steph_Klem, on for Elena! @IfThenMusical

by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will present The Music Box, An Evening of Lady Composers July 23. Performances will take place at 6 and 9 PM at the Ford Foundation Studio Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

IF/THEN Original Broadway Cast Recording, Featuring Idina Menzel, Breaks Top 20 on the Billboard 200
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for If/Then, starring Idina Menzel, is off to a dramatic start at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 chart. This is the highest debut for a cast album since RENT (also featuring Menzel), which peaked at the No. 19 slot in 1996. If/Then has sold 15,000 copies as of June 8, and the numbers are climbing. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Carmel Dean Conducts IF/THEN's Idina Menzel from Radio City Bathroom!
by Stage Tube - Jun 09, 2014

Broadway legend Idina Menzel, nominated for the 2014 Tony for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical,' took to the stage last night to perform IF/THEN's 'Always Starting Over,' but she didn't do it without help! In the video below, watch as If/Then musical director Carmel Dean conducts her...but from a Radio City Music Hall bathroom. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block, Sherie Renee Scott, Anthony Rapp & More to Perform at Second Stage Theatre's 35th Anniversary Gala, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's 35th Anniversary Gala celebration will honor Carole Rothman, Artistic Director of Second Stage Theatre, for her 35 years of supporting new works and artistic development in New York City theatre. This year's rock n' roll themed gala will be attended by over 250 Second Stage Alumni who have worked at Second Stage Theatre during the past 35 years, from Brooke Adams and Polly Draper who appeared in the very first season, to cast members from the currently running The Substance of Fire and the upcoming American Hero which will make its New York premiere this summer at Second Stage Uptown. Special guests participating in the evening's festivities include Lynn Nottage, Cynthia Nixon, Tony Goldwyn, and more. Co-Chairs for this year's gala are Tony James, Tony Kiser, and George Loening. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: IF/THEN Cast and Creative Team in the Recording Studio!
by Walter McBride - Apr 07, 2014

The cast and creative team of IF/THEN was at MSR Recording Studios in New York City today to work on the show's Original Broadway Cast Recording, which will be released by Masterworks Broadway on June 3, 2014. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek at the company below! Be sure to check back later for full coverage! (more...)

IF/THEN, Starring Idina Menzel, Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

If/Then opens on Broadway tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Idina Menzel's back on Broadway, alongside Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, Tamika Lawrence,Jackie Burns and more! Check back for more photos, videos, opening night coverage and reviews and LOTS more! (more...)

BWW TV: It's Here and Oh My Idina! Get a First Look at Our IF/THEN Video Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2014

If/Then opens on Broadway in just 24 hours, when we will have complete coverage of all the opening night festivities, but as a Saturday night treat - you don't have to wait another minute for a first look at footage from the highly anticipated new production. Idina Menzel back on Broadway, alongside Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, Tamika Lawrence, Jackie Burns and more - yes, please! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hot Photos Alert! Get a Simmering First Look at IF/THEN on Broadway with Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Hot Photos Alert! You've been asking us for these photos since previews began, and we've finally got a first look at Idina Menzel's BIG return to Broadway for the first time since winning the Tony Award for Wicked. (more...)

IF/THEN Cast Album in the Works! Masterworks Broadway to Release on 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY just announced the signing of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of If/Then.Produced by Steve Epstein, Tom Kitt and David Stone, the album will be recorded on April 7 in anticipation of a June 3, 2014 release.Visit for more information. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Julia Murney Performs Carmel Dean's 'Elegy'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 18, 2014

This week we present the song 'Elegy' by Carmel Dean, which was sung by the incomparable Julia Murney at our concert at 54 Below. (more...)

The Greene Space to Present INSIDE LOOK With BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, IF/THEN, and More, Beg. 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Inside Look, The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR's special live event series featuring sneak peeks at some of theater's most-anticipated productions, is back this spring with three Broadway premieres and the revival of an American classic. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON MIXTAPE, SMASH, Superpowers and More in Reddit AMA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Tony-winning composer/lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on reddit this evening for an AMA (Ask Me Anything). He touched on everything from IN THE HEIGHTS' cut material and a possible film adaptation, to his new project HAMILTON MIXTAPE, his writing routine, what he's listening to and more. BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of our favorite quotes from the conversation. Check them out below! (more...)

IF/THEN Announces Lottery Ticket Policy!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

IF/THEN, beginning previews March 5 and officially opening on March 30, will have a day-of-performance ticket lottery at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Entry to the lottery will begin two hours prior to each performance and the winners will be announced 90mins prior to curtain. The seats will be priced at the special rate of $25 each, limit two tickets per person. Winners must be present at the time of drawing and valid ID must be shown to purchase tickets. Cash only. All tickets are subject to availability. For further information please visit (more...)

#BreakALegIdina! IF/THEN Cast Wishes Idina Menzel Well On Oscars FROZEN Performance
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 01, 2014

The impressive collection of talented actors assembled for the new Broadway musical IF/THEN starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel have taken to social media to cheer the Broadway and Hollywood star on as she prepares to perform her FROZEN breakout hit 'Let It Go' live on the Academy Awards telecast tomorrow night. (more...)

The Greene Space Presents INSIDE LOOK With A RAISIN IN THE SUN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Inside Look, The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR's special live event series featuring sneak peeks at some of theater's most-anticipated productions, is back this spring with three Broadway premieres and the revival of an American classic. (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...)

Susan Blackwell Set to Host Cutting-Edge Composers Concert at 54 Below, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Title of Show's Susan Blackwell will host Cutting-Edge Composers at 54 Below on 2/17 at 9:30pm! She will be joined by Broadway performers Ben Platt (Book of Mormon), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Emma Hunton (Next to Normal) and many more as they present material from new musicals by up-and-coming composers. Tickets are available at (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anthony Rapp Sings 'You Don't Need To Love Me' from IF/THEN
by Stage Tube - Feb 05, 2014

If/Then, starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel, will begin previews on Broadway on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 and will officially open on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Below, get a sneak peek of If/Then star Anthony Rapp performing 'You Don't Need To Love Me' from the new Broadway musical! (more...)

Nic Rouleau & Donna Vivino Join Julia Murney, Nick Blaemire & More in CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS Concert at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Nic Rouleau, currently starring in The Book of Mormon on Broadway, and Donna Vivino, who played Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, will sing songs from brand new musicals in the Cutting-Edge Composers concert at 54 Below on 2/17 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Julia Murney, Van Hughes & More Set for Cutting-Edge Composers at 54 Below, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

On February 17th at 9:30pm, Cutting-Edge Composers will present their fifth concert at 54 Below! Committed to showcasing up-and-coming musical theatre writers by providing them with concert venues, Broadway performers and musicians, Cutting-Edge Composers has an exclusive video spotlight on The concert, directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto, with Musical Direction by Julie McBride and Benjamin Rauhala, will feature songs from new musicals in the works. (more...)

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