Christine Pedi News

UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Set for Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse tonight, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

Adam Kantor, Jeremy Kushnier, Alli Mauzey and Teal Wicks Complete UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Cast; Concert Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced complete casting for Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse tonight, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

Barbara Cook and More Set for Symphony Space's WALL TO WALL Cabaret, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival has become one of the season's most keenly awaited events. This year's installment, Sleeping Around: The Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels, may be the most provocative yet. Running from April 26 to May 21, the monthlong festival celebrates New York's landmark hotels, their occupants, and the lengendary boites that nurtured and sustained the evergreen songs and performers of cabaret. Sleeping Around also credits New York's hotels as incubators for film, classical music, and literature, with programs devoted to Andy Warhol, Virgil Thomson, and Dorothy Parker. (more...)

Erin Davie Joins UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH for Lincoln Center's American Songbook, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on Saturday, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

Adam Kantor, Jeremy Kushnier, Alli Mauzey and Teal Wicks Complete UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Cast; Concert Set for 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced complete casting for Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on Saturday, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

Jim Caruso, Lisa Lambert, Cherry Jones and More Win at the 2014 Joey Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Winners of the 2014 Joey Awards were announced last weekend at a formal evening ceremony at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Organized and overseen by the Joe Allen Academy of Arts & Bitching (JAAAB), 'The Joeys' are a set of awards given annually for excellence in food service and patronage at New York's City's famous Times Square celebrity hot-spots: Joe Allen, Orso and Bar Centrale. (more...)

Christine Pedi & Baby Jane Dexter Set for BROADWAY BALLYHOO this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Scott Siegel's Broadway Ballyhoo, which features an entirely different show with different stars every week. The long-running musical revue series, now in its 8th month at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, is delighted to present one of cabaret's most famous stars, BABY JANE DEXTER and the grand dame of musical theater impersonation, Drama Desk Nominee Christine Pedi. These two stars will be joined by other talented performers that will be announced before Wednesday night's show. But don't wait to make your reservations! In the remarkable mix and match world of the Broadway Ballyhoo, you can be sure that Baby Jane Dexter and Christine Pedi have never, ever been in the same show before this unexpected pairing. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Responds to Homophobic Russian Government - Featuring Block, Rannells, Burstein, Urie & Many More!
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2014

In the below parody, after the Russian Government shuts down all theatrical performances, deeming them to be homosexual propaganda, the outraged Russian Broadway community comes together and and responds with a witty performance of Love and Punishment. (more...)

Jane Krakowski Joins COMEDY COCKTAILS 1/23 Lineup at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Just added to the lineup for COMEDY COCKTAILS 2 at 54 BELOW tomorrow night, Thursday January 23, is Tony Award winner and '30 Rock' star JANE KRAKOWSKI. (more...)

Reality Star Kandi Burruss Scores Top 10 Single
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Kandi Koated Entertainment is pleased to announce that Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, reality TV star and business mogul, KANDI BURRUSS, just released a Top 10 (#8) single with 'LET THEM LOVE.' (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...)

The Skivvies, Ariana DeBose, Christine Pedi & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Real Housewife Kandi Burruss Celebrates Opening Night in NEWSICAL
by Jessica Gordon - Jan 14, 2014

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and reality television star Kandi Burruss just joined the cast of off Broadway's smash comedy NEWSical The Musical for two weeks. NEWSical The Musical is the forever changing, completely un-sanitized musical mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof. From Honey Boo Boo to selfies, Pope Francis to Miley Cyrus, marriage equality to Obamacare, NEWSical The Musical sets all of today's biggest pop culture headlines to song. NEWSical The Musical plays daily (except Wednesdays) at Theatre Row on 42nd Street. Kandi Burruss' final performance will be Sunday, January 26th. BroadwayWorld was there for Kandi's big opening night and you can check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

Jennifer Laura Thompson, Broadway Trivia Night & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 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...)

Christine Pedi, Sarah Rice & More Set for Late Night at 54 BELOW Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events, featuring no cover charges and low minimums: (more...)

Editor's Top Picks in Connecticut 2013
by Lauren Yarger - Jan 02, 2014

As always, Connecticut's professional theaters offerered a bountiful selection of excellent theater in 2013. It's hard to pick just a few, but here are some of the year's standouts from the theaters I cover for BroadwayWorld.com: (more...)

DANCERS OVER 40 Honors Chita Rivera, Bob Avian, Lawrence Merritt & More Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

At this year's dinner and holiday party set for tonight, Dancers Over 40 honors some of our outstanding - and long-time -- members: Advisory Board Members Chita Rivera (West Side Story, Bye, Bye Birdie, Bajour, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spiderwoman), and Bob Avian (Promises, Promises, Coco, Company, Follies, A Chorus Line, Ballroom), Board of Directors member Lawrence Merritt (Dear World, Applause, Pippin, Evita), and long-time DO40 members Skip Randall (Song of Norway, Make Mine Manhattan, Call Me Mister) and Louise Quick (Sweet Charity, Pippin, Best Little Whorehouse, and Fosse Assistant on Pippin, Liza with a Z and Cabaret). Also this year, DO40 is honoring Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola for his ongoing support of DO40 and our mission. This year's host is Christine Pedi (Chicago, Forbidden Broadway). (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jerry Mitchell & More to Appear at Dancers Over 40's Legacy Awards, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

At this year's dinner and holiday party, set for Dec. 15 at 9pm at LIPS Restaurant, Dancers Over 40 honors some of its outstanding - and long-time -- members: Advisory Board Members Chita Rivera (West Side Story, Bye, Bye Birdie, Bajour, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spiderwoman), and Bob Avian (Promises, Promises, Coco, Company, Follies, A Chorus Line, Ballroom), Board of Directors member Lawrence Merritt (Dear World, Applause, Pippin, Evita), and long-time DO40 members Skip Randall (Song of Norway, Make Mine Manhattan, Call Me Mister) and Louise Quick (Sweet Charity, Pippin, Best Little Whorehouse, and Fosse Assistant on Pippin, Liza with a Z and Cabaret). Also this year, DO40 is honoring Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola for his ongoing support of DO40 and our mission. This year's host is Christine Pedi (Chicago, Forbidden Broadway). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Raise Your Glass to a New Holiday Tradition: CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS at TheaterWorks
by Lauren Yarger - Dec 09, 2013

The customers are grown up versions of children from holiday classics. Bringing them together here is the brainchild of Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, who expertly directs a three-actor team: Carroll as the bartender and Harry Bouvy and Christine Pedi, who bring to life male and female characters in shorts by seven different playwrights. (more...)

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