It's finally here! The jam-packed end-of-season roundup of CDs from our very own Naomi Plume (so big, it had to be put into two parts)...The good, the bad, the ugly...or to quote from the ad for the upcoming musical A TALE OF A TWO CITIES... 'it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' We're so glad that we got to use that line first!
So enjoy this very special two-parter - happy reading, happy listening, happy buying (or not) and good luck to everyone at the TONY Awards on Sunday night from all of us at BroadwayWorld.com. (more...)
Joining the previously announced Mary Birdsong (Fame Becomes Me, 'Reno: 911') who will play 'Alice' in this year's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' themed BROADWAY BARES are Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid) who will be playing 'The White Rabbit,' Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, Damn Yankees), Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (November), Tony Award winner Andrea Martin (Young Frankenstein), and Matthew Morrison (South Pacific). (more...)
BROADWAY BARES 18: WONDERLAND is pleased to announce a few of the special guest stars who will join over 200 of New York's sexiest dancers at Broadway's hottest night in an event produced by and benefitting Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
On Wednesday June 11, 2008 the Theatre World Awards for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut performances during the 2007-2008 theatrical season took place. The awards were presented by former Theatre World Award winners, including: Alec Baldwin (Loot, 1986), Griffin Dunne (Search and Destroy, 1992), Alexander Gemignani (Assassins, 2004), Andrea Martin (My Favorite Year, 1993), Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, 2007), Rosie Perez (References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, 2001), and B.D. Wong (M. Butterfly, 1988). There were also be performances by former Theatre World Award winners, including: Karen Akers (Nine, 1982), Cheyenne Jackson (All Shook Up, 2005), Carol Lawrence (West Side Story, 1958) and Alice Playten (Henry, Sweet Henry, 1968). (more...)
On Monday June 9th, 2008 amfAR presented Honoring with Pride: Honoring Jerry Mitchell: A celebration of the gay and lesbian community's response in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The event featured Taylor Dayne and was hosted by Mario Cantone. In addition to Jerry Mitchell the event honored Julie Davids and the company Kiehl's Since 1851. (more...)
In just 3 weeks Cubby Bernstein, Broadway's Tony Award Campaign Manager and his web-series (cubbybernstein.com) which tracks his involvement working with Broadway's 'Xanadu' in this year's Tony competition for Best Musical, garnered over 400,000 viewers in 2 days of Thursday and Friday, June 6th and 7th). (more...)
Veanne Cox, Michael Mulheren and P.J. Benjamin will join Sean Hayes, Jane Krakowski, Cheyenne Jackson, Ana Gasteyer and Randy Graff in Damn Yankees, running July 5 - 27, 2008 at New York City Center (55th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues). (more...)
XANADU, Broadway's surprise hit musical, now in its 2nd smash year at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240
West 44th St) is excited to announce that a London West End production is in the works spearheaded byDavid Ian and John Gore. The Broadway producers, Robert Ahrens, Tara Smith, Brian Swibel, Cari Smulyan ,Dale Smith and Dan Vickery will join Ian and Gore. The production is slated for Spring, 2009 at a theatre to be announced.
The American Theatre Wing's annual Spring Gala honoring legendary composer/lyricist Jerry Herman and corporate partner, Visa Inc., for their innovative and artistic accomplishments to the theatre took place on May 19. (more...)