Derek Klena News

Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Bobby Conte Thornton & More Join Line Up for This Week's Broadway in Bryant Park!Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Bobby Conte Thornton & More Join Line Up for This Week's Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The best of Broadway will perform for FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2017' - a lunchtime series on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 17th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 10. (more...)

Liz Callaway, Donna Lynne Champlin, Michael John LaChiusa and More Join Slew of Stars at BroadwayCon 2018Liz Callaway, Donna Lynne Champlin, Michael John LaChiusa and More Join Slew of Stars at BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

BroadwayCon's star-studded lineup continues to grow, including the original voice of the hit animated movie 'Anastasia,' fan favorite Paula from the CW's 'Crazy Ex Girlfriend,' and more. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes the Incomparable Julia MurneyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes the Incomparable Julia Murney
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 24, 2017

On Monday, July 24, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Julia Murney. Murney discusses growing up in New York City where she attended La Guardia High school during the year and the famed Stagedoor Manor during the summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: ANASTASIA Celebrates 100 Broadway PerformancesPhoto Flash: ANASTASIA Celebrates 100 Broadway Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Broadway musical ANASTASIA celebrated its 100th performance on Broadway today. The cast gathered for a quick post-show snapshot in front of a packed house to celebrate. See the photo below. Happy 100! (more...)

BroadwayCon 2018 Calls for Fan Program IdeasBroadwayCon 2018 Calls for Fan Program Ideas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced the annual Call for Programming is now open! Broadway fans are invited to submit programming proposals for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's Actor Therapy Begins New Summer Intensive WorkshopsLindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's Actor Therapy Begins New Summer Intensive Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Acclaimed actor training ground Actor Therapy expands today to two summer programs: one, COLLEGE PREP, geared towards teens preparing for college admissions and a second, NEW YORK OR BUST, for newcomer performers looking to make their mark in The Big Apple. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Chris McCarrell and More Join the BroadwayCon 2018 Line UpSierra Boggess, Chris McCarrell and More Join the BroadwayCon 2018 Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

BroadwayCon has just announed that Sierra Boggess, Drew Gasparini, Rodney Hicks, Patrick Hinds, and Chris McCarrell have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan SayerThe Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 10, 2017

On Monday, July 10, the Theater People podcast welcomes two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. For the first part of the episode, host Patrick Hinds chats with Osnes (who is making her fourth appearance on Theater People) about her work in BANDSTAND. Osnes, who has been with the show since it's very first reading, shares stories about how the show has developed, why she turned down other roles to stay with the piece, and a personal family story about why she feels so connected to the role. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stars of COME FROM AWAY, ANASTASIA, GROUNDHOG DAY and More Align for BROADWAY BARKSPhoto Coverage: Stars of COME FROM AWAY, ANASTASIA, GROUNDHOG DAY and More Align for BROADWAY BARKS
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 9, 2017

Bernadette Peters and Malcolm McDowell, co-hosted yesterday's 19th annual dog & cat adoption event, Broadway Barks. The stars turned out to lend a hand to the event, founded by Peters and and Mary Tyler Moore, and to introduce the crowd to some furry new friends for the taking. See all the photos from yesterday's event below! (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Mamie Parris, Michael Xavier and More Sign on for BROADWAY BARKS; Mary Tyler Moore Award Announced!Kate Baldwin, Mamie Parris, Michael Xavier and More Sign on for BROADWAY BARKS; Mary Tyler Moore Award Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Bernadette Peters and Broadway Barks have established the annual Mary Tyler Moore Award, which will be given out each year at the event to an individual or group who has changed the lives of homeless animals in a way that encourages others to do the same. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barnes and Noble Gives a Royal Welcome to the ANASTASIA Company!Photo Coverage: Barnes and Noble Gives a Royal Welcome to the ANASTASIA Company!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 30, 2017

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Anastasia is now available, and the cast just celebrated its release at Barnes & Noble! ANASTASIA features a lush, original score from Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). The score also includes several of the most beloved songs from the 1997 animated film, adapted for the stage. The 75-minute album will include the Academy Award nominated favorite 'Journey to the Past' alongside new numbers from the show such as Christy Altomare's haunting 'In My Dreams,' Ramin Karimloo's passionate 'Still' and Derek Klena's heart-racing 'My Petersburg.' (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with ANASTASIA's Derek KlenaThe Theater People Podcast Chats with ANASTASIA's Derek Klena
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26th, the Theater People podcast welcome's ANASTASIA star Derek Klena. For the podcast, Klena tells all about creating the role of Dmitri in the new Broadway production alongside his friend and CARRIE: THE MUSICAL co-star Christy Altomare. (more...)

Broadway's ANASTASIA to Fly Painted Wings Across the Pond?Broadway's ANASTASIA to Fly Painted Wings Across the Pond?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The producers of the new musical, ANASTASIA, are pleased to announce plans for international productions of the hit musical across Europe, Asia, United Kingdom, Australia and South America. The list of international markets with plans underway for ANASTASIA include Germany, Holland Spain, Russia, Korea, Japan, Mexico, China and more to be announced. Plans for a North American tour are also underway. A confirmed production timeline will be announced soon. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Lights of Broadway Spring 2017 LaunchPhoto Coverage: The Lights of Broadway Spring 2017 Launch
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 17, 2017

Acclaimed Broadway illustrator Justin 'Squigs' Robertson and Tony & Emmy-award-winning theatrical producer and filmmaker Dori Berinstein's Spring 2017 edition of The Lights of Broadway Show Cards were released just last week, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Go inside the special day below! (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Gideon Glick and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018Ariana DeBose, Gideon Glick and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Nicholas Barasch, Ariana DeBose, Gideon Glick, Randy Graff, and Doug Wright have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

Malcolm McDowell to Co-Host BROADWAY BARKS with Bernadette Peters; Christy Altomare, Jenn Colella, Corey Cott, Christine Ebersole & More to Appear!Malcolm McDowell to Co-Host BROADWAY BARKS with Bernadette Peters; Christy Altomare, Jenn Colella, Corey Cott, Christine Ebersole & More to Appear!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Broadway Barks co-founder Bernadette Peters announces her Mozart in the Jungle co-star, Malcolm McDowell, to co-host the 19th annual dog & cat adoption event with her on July 8, 2017. (more...)

Regional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on BroadwayRegional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2017

Broadway shows are made, not born. Though the polished final product of a Broadway show seems to land before our very eyes as if put there by some divine circumstance, the life of the average show before it makes its way to New York is long. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

BroadwayCon is pleased to announce that Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton, and Anthony Rosenthal have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. BroadwayCon will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring LuncheonPhoto Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring Luncheon
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

Just yesterday, New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, honored 10-time Tony Award®-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Veanne Cox and More Join Guest Lineup for BroadwayCon 2018Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Veanne Cox and More Join Guest Lineup for BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Ben Cameron, Veanne Cox, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kyle Scatliffe, and Leigh Silverman have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

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