Derek Klena News

Tim Realbuto Set for Mini NYC Tour of WUNDERKIND This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Award-winning actor/writer Tim Realbuto, who recently had a critically acclaimed and sold-out (not-so-solo) solo show at 54 Below entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help), will tour a new show this fall. Realbuto and his publicist Laurie Sheppard recently announced that Tim has tweaked the show and will present it as mini three-stop New York City tour under the new name Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita, Jenna Leigh Green, Derek Klena, Steven Ferezy and More at CABRILLO COAST-TO-COAST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Zoro), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Bare), Ashley Moniz (Sister Act, 9 to 5 National Tours), Derek Klena (Bridges of Madison County), Melissa Mitchell (LES MISERABLES), Catherine Ricafort (Cinderella, Mamma Mia!) and Steven Ferezy were among the Cabrillo Music Theatre alumni who took part in Cabrillo Coast-to-Coast on August 4, 2014 at The Triad. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Derek Klena and More Set for CABRILLO COAST-TO-COAST Benefit at The Triad Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Zoro), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Bare), Ashley Moniz (Sister Act, 9 to 5 National Tours), Derek Klena (Bridges of Madison County), Melissa Mitchell (LES MISERABLES), Catherine Ricafort (Cinderella, Mamma Mia!) and Steven Ferezy are among the Cabrillo Music Theatre alumni who will take part in Cabrillo Coast-to-Coast, tonight, August 4, 2014 at The Triad. (more...)

Realbuto/Green Songwriting Winners Attended 54 Below's TIM REALBUTO: ALONE (WITH PLENTY OF HELP) as Prize
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

The winners of the previously announced Tim Realbuto/Jenna Leigh Green songwriting competition are Nathan Brisby and Lizzie Hagstedt, who wrote the original winning piece entitled Mesa Song. As part of their prize, they both received free tickets to Realbuto's star- studded 54 Below show last week, a chance to hear Mr. Realbuto and Ms. Green sing their original song in front of a live audience at 54 Below, as well as a meet and greet with Jenna and Tim after the show in the upstairs greenroom. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Derek Klena and More Set for CABRILLO COAST-TO-COAST Benefit at The Triad, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Zoro), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Bare), Ashley Moniz (Sister Act, 9 to 5 National Tours), Derek Klena (Bridges of Madison County), Melissa Mitchell (LES MISERABLES), Catherine Ricafort (Cinderella, Mamma Mia!) and Steven Ferezy are among the Cabrillo Music Theatre alumni who will take part in Cabrillo Coast-to-Coast, August 4, 2014 at The Triad. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Derek Klena & More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre Benefit Concert at the Triad
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

As they close in on the August 1st fundraising deadline, and having reached 57% of the $250,000 goal, Cabrillo Music Theatre enthusiastically announces that local businessman/developer John Notter has partnered with the Conrad Hilton Foundation to pledge $30,000 to the fundraising drive. At the same time, Notter and the Foundation ask the community to do the same, and now the race is on to reach the deadline in the next eight days. If fundraising and season subscription goals are reached, Cabrillo Music Theatre can move ahead with its 2014-2015 season, featuring MARY POPPINS, MEMPHIS, OKLAHOMA and COMPANY. Meanwhile, fundraising events continue across the country. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Malcolm Gets & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Derek Klena, Liz Callaway & More to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical THE DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Northwest Inkwell has announced the reading of a new WWII musical, The Dance. This production was conceived and written by James Langston Drake and will be held in New York City this August with music written by a yet to be announce double Grammy Award winner. (more...)

Tim Realbuto, Jenna Leigh Green & Kimberly Faye Greenberg Set for MNN's THE GINGER SHOW NEW YORK Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Tim Realbuto, "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" star Jenna Leigh Green, and Kimberly Faye Greenberg will appear on MNN's The Ginger Show New York on Friday, July 18th, which airs live at 2:00 PM on Time Warner Cable Channel 34. The trio are there to promote Realbuto's upcoming 54 Below show Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help), which tells the story of Tim's exciting life as a child star before growing up to become the popular co-writer of the Broadway-bound musical Ghostlight. (more...)

Scott Evan Davis to Make 54 Below Debut with Favorites from CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC Recording, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Award winning composer/lyricist, Scott Evan Davis, will make his 54 Below debut on September 23rd with special guest vocalists singing new music, favorites from his debut CD, Cautiously Optimistic, and material from his upcoming musical, Indigo (with book by Tessa Derfner). (more...)

Broadway Legend Joy Franz Completes Cast of TIM REALBUTO: ALONE (WITH PLENTY OF HELP), 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Broadway legend Joy Franz, who starred in the original and revival companies of Into the Woods on Broadway, is the final cast member to join Tim Realbuto's July 24th star-studded 54 Below show entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help). Throughout the evening, each guest star will play a different person in Tim's life. Franz will play Tim's mother. (more...)

Tim Realbuto and Jenna Leigh Green Announce Songwriting Competition for 54 Below Show, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Tim Realbuto has announced a contest involving his upcoming star-studded 54 Below concert entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help). Realbuto released the following statement: 'Calling all up-and-coming songwriters! As a writer myself, I know the importance of having your work performed live. Do you have any songs collecting dust in an old trunk somewhere? Do you want to test out a new song? Do you want to hear your song sung by a former Elphaba? Send me your songs and I will pick one to sing at my upcoming 54 Below show along with Wicked star Jenna Leigh Green.' (more...)

Lillias White, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway Sings Justin Timberlake & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Goes Off-Broadway at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by Don Grigware - Jul 07, 2014

It was a pleasure to return to Kritzerland Sunday July 6 for its 47th show saluting Off-Broadway shows: Kritzerland Goes Off-Broadway. Featured were stalwart hits: Hair, Ruthless!, Little Mary Sunshine, Dames at Sea, Falsettos, The Fantasticks and more recent hits such as Floyd Collins, Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years and Dogfight. With Bruce Kimmel as host, in dandy form as usual with his amazing trivia notes in between numbers, and sensational musical director John Boswell at the piano, the show got off to a rousing start with young Brennley Brown belting out 'Born to Entertain' from Ruthless! Also on the bill for the evening were the wonderful: Robert Yacko, Madison Claire Parks, Kim Huber, young folks Jenna Lee Rosen, Sami Staitman and special guest stars Jason Graae and Rita McKenzie. (more...)

Bianca Marroquin, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Late Night Broadway - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 7-13, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 06, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week, including: #Klendez, A Sophisticated Reunion, Battle of the Broadway Sexes, Broadway Ballyhoo! and 54 Sings Songs from Hello, Dolly! (more...)

Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena, FRIENDSHIP, FABLES, AND FUN and More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 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. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Announces 'Coast to Coast' Fundraising Events to keep Doors Open
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Cabrillo Music Theatre is thrilled to announce that as of Friday, June 27 it had passed the $100,000 mark (from over 400 donors!) towards its goal of raising $250,000 to keep its doors open and launching its 2014-2015 season, featuring MARY POPPINS, MEMPHIS, OKLAHOMA and COMPANY. With still six weeks to go in its fund-raising efforts, Cabrillo "Family" members have initiated two fund-raising events "Coast-To-Coast" with a special benefit concert at the Triad Theatre in New York City on Monday, August 4 and a "CabrilloDance-A-Thon" scheduled on Friday, August 1-2 in Thousand Oaks! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

This July and August 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...)

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