Clay Thomson News

STAGE TUBE: Watch the NEWSIES Cast Take Their FINAL Energetic Curtain Call!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2014

The cast of the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES took their excited final bows at the Nederlander Theatre today to uproarious applause from a packed audience. NEWSIES featured a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES was directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work. NEWSIES enjoyed almost two and a half years on Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Dancers Get 'Tappy' to Pharrell Williams' Hit Single
by Stage Tube - Aug 05, 2014

Christopher Rice, of Broadway's Book of Mormon and last year's 'Cups: A Tap Dance', now brings you this tap dancing rendition of Pharrell William's hit song, 'Happy'. Featuring 11 of the hottest dancers from Broadway and Broadway tours performing in the stunning Brooklyn Lyceum to a toe-tapping, chart-topping hit, Rice has created a never before seen, unique, and thrilling dance video experience. Check it out below! (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: NEWSIES to Close on Broadway This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

This Just In! Intended initially for a limited run, and turning into a 2+ year hit, Newsies, featuring a score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, will play its final performance at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre onS unday, August 24, 2014 prior to launching its national tour in October. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti, Jenn Colella & More Take the Stage for Broadway Artists Alliance's Season Kick-Off Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Broadway Artists Alliance, a New York City-based musical theatre training program, kicked off their 10th season with a star-studded concert as part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series on Monday night. Performers, as well as instructors and alumni sang their all-time favorite show tunes. The cast included Laura Benanti (left, by Seth Walters), Jenn Colella, Andrea Burns, David Ayers, and Heather Parcells, who were joined by BAA Alumni Liz Byrne, Emma Howard, Kyle Taylor Parker, Ruby Rakos, Emerson Steele, Bethany Tesarck, and Clay Thomson. Proceeds from this event will benefit the BAA scholarship fund, which provides $10,000 in scholarships each year. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Jenn Colella & More Sing for Broadway Artists Alliance Tonight at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Broadway Artists Alliance, a New York City-based musical theatre training program for ages 8-21, wull kick off their 10th season at Birdland tonight. Performers will sing their all-time favorite show tunes, and will include instructors, alumni, and staff (more...)

Broadway Sings their Favorites with Eden Espinosa & Jenn Colella, Steve Kuhn & More Set for Birdland, 4/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 28 - May 4, featuring the Steve Kuhn Trio, Broadway Sings Their Favorites - Celebrating the Tenth Season of Broadway Artists Alliance, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Regina Carter's SOUTHERN COMFORT CD Release, Jane Monheit With The MSM Big Band, & More To Be Featured in Birdland Jazz Club's April 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their outstanding line-up of amazing talent for the month of April 2014. Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jessica Molaskey Join Encores THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Casting is complete for the New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Rachel York & More Wrap Up LITTLE ME at Closing Night After Party
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2014

Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's Little Me, the opening production of New York City Center's 2014 Encores! season, just concluded its seven performance run, directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse. Below, BroadwayyWorld brings you photos from the closing night after party! (more...)

Photo Coverage: LITTLE ME Cast Takes Final Encores! Bow
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2014

Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's Little Me, the opening production of New York City Center's 2014 Encores! season, just concluded its seven performance run, directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse. Below, BroadwayyWorld brings you photos from the closing night curtain call! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from Encores! LITTLE ME
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 05, 2014

Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's Little Me, the opening production of New York City Center's 2014 Encores! season, runs for seven performances, February 5 - 9. The show is directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse.Little Me, Neil Simon's first musical, is the story of the glamorous Belle Poitrine (Rachel York as young Belle, Judy Kaye as older Belle), a self-invented celebrity who has spent her life in pursuit of wealth, culture and social position. Tony Award-winner Christian Borle will play all six of Belle's oddball lovers, who range from an innocent college boy to an octogenarian lecher to the dying king of a tiny European country that doesn't seem to exist. BroadwayWorld brings you and exclusive sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Christian Borle, Rachel York & More in Encores! LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's Little Me, the opening production of New York City Center's 2014 Encores! season, runs for seven performances, February 5 - 9. The show is directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse.Little Me, Neil Simon's first musical, is the story of the glamorous Belle Poitrine (Rachel York as young Belle, Judy Kaye as older Belle), a self-invented celebrity who has spent her life in pursuit of wealth, culture and social position. Tony Award-winner Christian Borle will play all six of Belle's oddball lovers, who range from an innocent college boy to an octogenarian lecher to the dying king of a tiny European country that doesn't seem to exist. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Encores! LITTLE ME with Rachel York, Christian Borle & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2014

Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's Little Me, the opening production of New York City Center's 2014 Encores! season, runs for seven performances, February 5 - 9. The show is directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse.Little Me, Neil Simon's first musical, is the story of the glamorous Belle Poitrine (Rachel York as young Belle, Judy Kaye as older Belle), a self-invented celebrity who has spent her life in pursuit of wealth, culture and social position. Tony Award-winner Christian Borle will play all six of Belle's oddball lovers, who range from an innocent college boy to an octogenarian lecher to the dying king of a tiny European country that doesn't seem to exist. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with them about the production. Check out what they had to say and watch a performance preview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! LITTLE ME- Christian Borle, Rachel York & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's Little Me, the opening production of New York City Center's 2014 Encores! season, runs for seven performances, February 5 - 9. The show is directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse.Little Me, Neil Simon's first musical, is the story of the glamorous Belle Poitrine (Rachel York as young Belle, Judy Kaye as older Belle), a self-invented celebrity who has spent her life in pursuit of wealth, culture and social position. Tony Award-winner Christian Borle will play all six of Belle's oddball lovers, who range from an innocent college boy to an octogenarian lecher to the dying king of a tiny European country that doesn't seem to exist. The company met the press yesterday and you can check out the first photos of the whole gang below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Jan 11 - GHOST Tour Celebrates 100th Performance and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup. Today's photos come from the national tour casts of GHOST, MAMMA MIA!, WE WILL ROCK YOU and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, plus Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON, MATILDA, and more! (more...)

Harriet Harris, Judy Kaye, David Garrison, Rachel York & More Join Christian Borle in Encores! LITTLE ME; Runs 2/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Robert Creighton, David Garrison, Harriet Harris, Judy Kaye, Lewis J. Stadlen, Lee Wilkof, Tony Yazbeck and Rachel York will join Christian Borle in Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leighıs Little Me, the opening production of New York City Centerıs 2014 Encores! season, running for seven performances, February 5 - 9. The show will be directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: MATILDA's Leading Ladies Record for Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 08, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from Matilda's recording session for 'Bring a Little Joy Into the World' with castmembers Betsy Struxness, Bailey Ryon, Beatrice Tulchin, Milly Shapiro, Clay Thomson, Colin Isreal, Ryan Steele, Heather Tepe, Lesli Margherita and Thayne Jasperson. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anna Kendrick's 'Cups' Gets Remixed by Broadway Tappers!
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2013

Earlier this week, a video hit the web of Broadway's top dancers tap dancing to Cups by Anna Kendrick. The video, directed and shot by Clay Thomson and Heather Tepe quickly went viral among Broadway fans, earning over 150,000 hits in two days. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Sept 7 - High-Fashion HAIRSPRAY in PA, a ROCK OF AGES Kick Line and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos come from the casts of SOUL DOCTOR, WICKED, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, MATILDA, ONCE, KINKY BOOTS, TOP HAT, ROCK OF AGES, OLIVER! at Westchester Broadway Theatre, PHILIP GOES FORTH off-Broadway, HAIRSPRAY at Allenberry Playhouse in PA and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Aug 3 - SOUL DOCTOR, JUNGLE BOOK, A CHORUS LINE in the West End and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 03, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos feature pics from JUNGLE BOOK, SOUL DOCTOR, TOP HAT, MATILDA, THE WIZARD OF OZ in Toronto, A CHORUS LINE in the West End, KINKY BOOTS, THE NANCE, THE BOOK OF MORMON and tons of regional SIPs! (more...)

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