Derek Klena News

Pasek & Paul's DOGFIGHT Now Available for Licensing Through MTI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Dogfight, featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Peter Duchan, is now available for licensing through Music Theatre International. For additional information, visit: http://www.mtishows.com (more...)

Judy Kaye 54 Sings Funny Girl & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 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: (more...)

Revamped! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Adaptations
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 16, 2014

From the magical romances of ALADDIN and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY to the perils of showbiz in CABARET, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and ACT ONE; from the gripping physicality of ROCKY to the revolutionary tune of LES MISERABLES and the friendship and loss of OF MICE AND MEN, this season runs the gamut when it comes to captivating tales. BroadwayWorld has rounded up this season's musical adaptations and the plays, books and films that inspired them. Scroll down for the list, and be sure to let us know your favorites! (more...)

The Skivvies with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fyvush Finkel and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Coming up this week, 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: (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale and the Cast of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Walter McBride - Mar 04, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Ghostlight Records will record the original Broadway cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown(The Last Five Years, Parade). The cast was in the recording studio yesterday and BroadwayWorld brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Records Cast Album!
by Walter McBride - Mar 03, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Ghostlight Records will record the original Broadway cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade). The cast was in the recording studio today and BroadwayWorld brings you a photo preview from the special event below. Check back later for full coverage! (more...)

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert, Jeff Daniels, Judy Kaye, Beth Leavel & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

This March, April and May at 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Feb 22, Part 2 - First SIP from Off-Broadway's 'FIFTY SHADES!'; Plus 'BRIDGES,' WICKED & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2014

Yesterday's SIPs come from Off-Broadway's 50 SHADES! The Musical, Broadway's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, the national tours of WICKED, JERSEY BOYS, GHOST, and more! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Feb 21, 2014

The company of The Bridges of Madison County just celebrated their February 20 opening night on Broadway with the famed Gypsy Robe ritual. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you exclusive photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jason Robert Brown Goes Rapturously Romantic in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Michael Dale - Feb 21, 2014

Jason Robert Brown, Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale all score beautifully in a soaring and thoughtful musical romance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Celebrates Opening with Author Robert James Waller!
by Walter McBride - Feb 20, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller, opens tonight, February 20, 2014, at 8:00 PM at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Robert James Waller, author of the novel on which the musical is based, visited the show last night and was invited up on stage at the end of the performance. Below, check out photos from the special curtain call and check back tonight for a full review roundup! (more...)

In Honor of 'BRIDGES' on Broadway, BWW Highlights Jason Robert Brown's Best
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 16, 2014

In honor of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's opening on Broadway this week, BroadwayWorld decided to highlight Tony- and Drama Desk Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown's body of work. Scroll down to learn more about Brown's musicals, watch songs and highlights, and be sure to let us know your favorite Jason Robert Brown show or song! (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale & More in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Fie Years, Parade) is currently in previews at theGerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2014 LA's Next Great Stage Star in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2014

The 2014 season continues this weekend after its launch last Sunday, January 5th, in North Hollywood, CA. at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal. (more...)

Sneak Peek At Costume Sketches & Set Model For THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 07, 2014

A new behind the scenes look at the set and costume design for the forthcoming Broadway mainstage adaptation of the celebrated novel THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is now available to view. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale Sing from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at 92Y TALKS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 06, 2014

The 92Y TALKS presented an evening with the stars and director of the new Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County prior to it's opening on Broadway. A talk with 'Bridges' Four-Time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, and Tony Award-Winning director Bartlett Sher was moderated by Tony Award winning composer/lyricist Adam Guettel in the 92Y's Buttenwieser Hall. The evening started with Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale performing a selection from the show and a Q&A followed the panel discussion. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Looks Ahead to 2014: 14 Things We Can't Wait For!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 01, 2014

For the past week, BroadwayWorld has been counting down the final days of 2013 with video tributes to our 13 favorite musical moments of this year. Now that the ball has dropped and 2014 has officially arrived, we shift gears and look ahead to what is to come in 2014. Below, we count-up to the 14 theatrical events of 2014 that we are most excited for! (more...)

BWW TV: Song Preview- Whitney Bashor Sings 'Another Life' from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2013

The company recently met the press to perform select numbers from the new musical. Below, we bring you the full performance of 'Another Life,' as performed by Whitney Bashor and the rest of the cast! (more...)

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