Debbie Gravitte News

Julie James Hosts STAGE17's FAN FARE Reality Broadway Series; Part Two Airs Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

STAGE17, Chairman David Stoller (Executive Chairman of Reach4Entertainment), and President and Executive Producer Ondine Landa Abramson are pleased to present the world premiere of the original reality series Fan Fare which offers backstage scoop, from auditions to closing nights, as casts and creative teams from iconic Broadway shows reunite at the legendary Sardi's with Julie James, host of On Broadway from SiriusXM. STAGE17, a new digital entertainment destination for episodic fiction and reality programming, launched the original series on Sunday, April 6, 2014 and part two airs today, April 11, 2014. (more...)

Alice Ripley Joins EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 09, 2014

Today, we are particularly pleased and grateful to announce that Tony Award winner Alice Ripley has agreed to join the starry roster of leading ladies and gentlemen already confirmed for the event and pay tribute to the classic composer. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Joins EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 08, 2014

Today, we are priveleged and humbled to announce that legendary four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and Hollywood icon Liza Minnelli has agreed to join the starry roster of leading ladies and gentlemen already confirmed for EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and honor the classic composer with a Styne showstopper as only she can do. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11, With Gillette, Graff, Gravitte, Gonzalez, Uggams & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 04, 2014

On Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting an all-star tribute concert and benefit celebrating the music of incomparable multi-award-winning composer Jule Styne, while also honoring Mother's Day, raising funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (more...)

Mimi Hines, Tovah Feldshuh, Donna Vivino & More Set for FUNNY GIRL Concert at 54 Below, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Phil Geoffrey Bond will direct FUNNY GIRL, as part of 54 Sings' series, and will feature Carole J. Bufford, Donna Lynne Champlin, Tovah Feldshuh, Debbie Gravitte, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Karen Mason, Julia Murney, Molly Pope, Emily Skinner, John Tartaglia, Donna Vivino and special guest star Mimi Hines. (more...)

Karen Akers, Jim Caruso & More Set for Nightlife Awards All-Star Fundraiser, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

In an unusual development, an All-Star concert will take place on January 9th to help raise funds for another All-Star show that will take place just two-a-half weeks later. The first show, 'I Love The Nightlife' will be a 90 minute spectacular that will include a post show party. It will take place at 7 PM on Thursday, January 9th in the Jerry Orbach Theater at the Snapple Center on 50th Street and Broadway (upstairs where The Fantasticks has been playing). (more...)

Debbie Gravitte's Holiday Spectacular Set for Ridgefield Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The most wonderful time of the year gets even brighter with music of the season presented by Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and her star-studded cast who will deck the halls at The Ridgefield Playhouse in three performances this year -- tonight, December 19, at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, December 20, at 5 p.m. & 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW TV: Zachary Levi, Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Sing Alan Menken at Hammerstein Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) honored legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala learlier this week, December 9, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for the ceremony and you can check out performance highlights from Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, Zachary Levi and more below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis, Zachary Levi & More Tribute Alan Menken at Oscar Hammerstein Awards!
by Walter McBride - Dec 10, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) honored legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala last night, December 9, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for the ceremony and you can check out photos of the performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2013 Oscar Hammerstein Awards
by Walter McBride - Dec 10, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) honored legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala last night, December 9, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for the ceremony and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Alan Menken to Be Awarded York Theatre Company's Oscar Hammerstein Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) will be on hand to honor legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held tonight, December 9, 2013 at The Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). (more...)

Alan Menken to Receive York Theatre Company's Lifetime Achievement Award at 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2013

The York Theatre Company will honor legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held Today, December 9, 2013 at The Hudson Theatre (145 West 44thStreet). (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Present HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, 12/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

Radio City-style production, Holiday Spectacular, starring Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte, returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday & Friday, December 19 & 20 (more...)

Vanessa Williams, Zachary Levi Set for York's 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Honoring Alan Menken, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

The York Theatre Company has added Zachary Levi (First Date), and Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams (Into the Woods) to the roster of celebrities who will be on hand to honor legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Awardfor Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held Monday, December 9, 2013 at The Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). (more...)

Linda Eder Among Ridgefield Playhouse & Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

There's no place like home for the holidays, and there's no better way to get in the spirit than with holiday music...right in Ridgefield! A contemporary repertoire will regale in the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra's A Very Holiday Pops concert on Saturday, December 7, at 8 p.m. at the Anne S. Richardson Auditorium, featuring Jessica Medoff, an award-winning vocalist known for her versatility in theater and concert performance. A highlight will be Farmingville School's fourth and fifth graders' rendition of 'Jingle Bell Rock', accompanied by the RSO. Tickets are $25-60 at ridgefieldsymphony.org. (more...)

Alan Menken to Receive York Theatre Company's Lifetime Achievement Award at 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

The York Theatre Company will honor legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held Monday, December 9, 2013 at The Hudson Theatre (145 West 44thStreet). (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Announces Upcoming Schedule for November 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Connecticut's Ridgefield Playhouse has announced its upcoming schedule for November 2013 and beyond! (more...)

Studio Recording of PERFECT PICTURE Now Available at BC/EFA Online Store
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Following a star-studded concert at the Drama League on October 7, 6-10 Productions, LLC has announced the official release of the studio cast recording of PERFECT PICTURE. Featuring performances by some of Broadway's most distinguished artists, PERFECT PICTURE examines the chaotic love story of the iconic Norman Rockwell. He inspired all of America to believe in the perfect family…but he knew better. The CD is available at the BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS Online Store, the album's official online distributor. (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Lillias White & More Set for PERFECT PICTURE CD Release Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013


Andrea McArdle, Mark Jacoby, Lillias White & More Set for Drama League's PERFECT PICTURE Concer Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

The Drama League presents the pre-release concert and celebration of the studio cast recording of the new musical PERFECT PICTURE, inspired by the life of Norman Rockwell, with original score by Gail C. Bluestone (music) and Eileen Bluestone Sherman (lyrics). Starring: Debbie Gravitte, Ron Holgate, Mark Jacoby, Andrea McArdle, Randy Skinner and Lillias White. With Musical Director Aaron Jodoin and hosted by Joshua Sherman and Eileen Bluestone Sherman tonight, OCTOBER 7 at 7pm. (more...)

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