Curtis Wiley News

Broadway Performers Lined Up for THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY at 54 Below, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'ANDERSON & PETTY and a host of Broadway performers' in 'THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY' on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at 11pm. Anderson & Petty, the transatlantic songwriting duo, present selections from their new song cycle, Lost, and also their recent album, 'You Are Home - The Songs of Anderson & Petty', which features both Broadway and West End stars including Frances Ruffelle, Coleen Sexton, Cynthia Erivo, Gina Beck and Autumn Hurlbert. (more...)

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Extends Through Sept 21 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL announced on its Facebook page today that it will be extending through September 21, 2014 in its Off-Broadway return engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: PAGEANT Wins For Congeniality
by Michael Dale - Jul 16, 2014

A revival of the 1991 drag musical beauty contest spoof is a pleasing ninety minutes of good, clean fun. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of PAGEANT on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show officially opened last night, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu),Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night festivities and you can check out interviews with the full company below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Beauty Queens Take Opening Night Bows in PAGEANT- THE MUSICAL!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 15, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show officially opened last night, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Previews began Sunday, June 29, 2014, and the show will officially open tonight, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. (more...)

John Bolton Set to Join Cast of PAGEANT on 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Producers of PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL have announced John Bolton (A Christmas Story, "Gossip Girl") will join the cast beginning Sunday, July 6, 2014, taking over for a previously announced Kevin Meaney. (more...)

PAGEANT to Return for Off-Broadway; Nick Cearley, Alex Ringler & More to Star
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, producers of PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL have announced the show will return in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street) beginning Sunday, June 29, 2014, with an official opening on Monday, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'), Frankie J. Grande (Mamma Mia), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with additional casting to be announced soon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE GREAT SOCIETY Offers History Lesson on LBJ
by Jonathan Mandell - Aug 12, 2013

One of two plays about LBJ aiming for Broadway, 'The Great Society' is a three-hour history lesson about the Johnson Presidency, from the shot that killed JFK, giving Johnson the office he'd always wanted, to LBJ's televised speech five years later announcing that he would not run again. It focuses on two major threads - LBJ's greatest accomplishment, the passage of civil rights legislation, and his greatest failure, his escalation of the war in Vietnam. (more...)

Lyndon B. Johnson Play THE GREAT SOCIETY to Open Off-Broadway at Clurman Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

ALBERT PODELL and THE YORK SHAKESPEARE COMPANY are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Alexander Harrington's The Great Society, directed by Seth Duerr. The Great Society will play a four-week limited engagement at the Clurman Theatre (Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, NYC). Performances began Saturday, August 3 and continue through Saturday, August 24. Opening Night is tonight, August 8 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Lyndon B. Johnson Play THE GREAT SOCIETY to Open Off-Broadway at Clurman Theatre, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

ALBERT PODELL and THE YORK SHAKESPEARE COMPANY are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Alexander Harrington's THE GREAT SOCIETY, directed by Seth Duerr. THE GREAT SOCIETY will play a four-week limited engagement at the Clurman Theatre (Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, NYC). Performances begin Saturday, August 3 and continue through Saturday, August 24. Opening Night is Thursday, August 8 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Max Crumm, Katie Thompson and More Set for 22@54 at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

Max Crumm (Grease, F#%king Up Everything), Daniel J. Edwards (Anything Goes), Sevan Greene, Adam Halpin (Dogfight, Glory Days), Patty Nieman, Eileen Patterson, Aaron Riesebeck, Katie Thompson (Giant, Big Fish) and Carrington Vilmont (Phantom of the Opera) will be joining the concert cast of 22@54. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Frances Ruffelle and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Coming up at 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. 54 Below also launched its series of late night events. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher is the "54 Piano Bar," a new vocal competition - 'The Callback," and more, including: stage and television star Laura Benanti, High Fidelity in Concert, WGBO Jazz Series: Karrin Allyson Quartet, Tony winner Frances Ruffelle, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band, Sondheim Unplugged and Simply Streisand. (more...)

54 Below Announces Late Night Events for This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

For those craving a show after the show, stop by 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Joe Iconis to Host 22@54 Benefit at 54 Below, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2013

22@54, on May 22nd, will present original songs by emerging writers from NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program's class cycle 22, at a late night concert to benefit Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Inside Wildhorn's EXCALIBUR Reading!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2013

A closed reading was just held for Excalibur, featuring music by Frank Wildhorn, a book by Ivan Menchell, lyrics by Robin Lerner, and orchestrations by Koen Schoots. Directed by Francesca Zambello, the show was commissioned by Werner Signer of Theater St. Gallen, in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Opening night will be in March 2014. (more...)

James Jackson, Jr to Play 54 Below, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

Performance artist James Jackson, Jr. has gotten the band back together for midtown's 54 Below (254 West 54th St, NYC). (more...)

Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS Tour Holds 'Rock Like a Man' Concert to Benefit BCEFA
by Larisa Mount - Nov 16, 2012

This Past Monday, November 12th, cast members from the national tour of Jersey Boys hosted the a cabaret fundraiser called 'Rock Like a Man' at the Carolina Theatre to benefit BCEFA and the Carolina Arts Discovery Program. The show was hosted by cast members Curtis Wiley and Kaleigh Cronin.This Past Monday, November 12th, cast members from the national tour of Jersey Boys hosted the a cabaret fundraiser called 'Rock Like a Man' at the Carolina Theatre to benefit BCEFA and the Carolina Arts Discovery Program. The show was hosted by cast members Curtis Wiley and Kaleigh Cronin. The cast sang songs from the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Bob Marley and more - and included several original songs written by cast members themselves. The event raised over $9000. Jersey Boys is running at the Durham Performing Arts Center through November 18th. (more...)

Brandon Andrus, Colby Foytik and More Set for JERSEY BOYS in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2012

Casting has been announced for the Pittsburgh engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Benedum Center on Tuesday, September 4, through Sunday, September 23, 2012. The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Brandon Andrus (Nick Massi), Colby Foytik (Tommy DeVito), Jason Kappus (Bob Gaudio) and Brad Weinstock (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. (more...)

Charles Strouse, Leslie Lee's MARTIN to Open Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

MARTIN, a new musical by legendary composer/lyricist Charles Strouse and bookwriter Leslie Lee, will be presented Off-Broadway by the Negro Ensemble Company, with performances beginning this Wednesday, October 19th. The limited engagement is set to run through October 30th at the Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street (between Second & Third Ave.) Under the direction of Jeffrey B. Moss and choreographed by Barbara Siman, the cast of MARTIN features Gilbert Glenn Brown, Dameka Hayes, Heather Massie, Kyle Minshew, Tony Perry, Raena White, and Curtis Wiley. The Musical Director is Skip Brevis. (more...)

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