Derrick Baskin News

Bradley Dean, Derrick Baskin & More Set for Kansas City Symphony Orchestra's OH WHAT A NIGHT! Tonight & Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Broadway Stars Bradley Dean (A Little Night Music, Spamalot) Derrick Baskin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Little Mermaid) and Ron Bohmer (Ragtime, Sunset Boulevard) will be appearing with Maestro Aram Demirjian and the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri in OH WHAT A NIGHT! Friday April 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday April 19th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Derrick Baskin, Ron Bohmer & Andrew Samonsky to Join Dayton Philharmonic at Schuster Center, Tonight & Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Broadway Stars Derrick Baskin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Little Mermaid) Ron Bohmer (Ragtime, Sunset Boulevard) and Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific, Merrily We Roll Along) will be appearing with Maestro Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic at the Schuster Center in Dayton, Ohio in OH WHAT A NIGHT! Friday April 4th at 8:00pm and Saturday April 5th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ALL THE WAY's Opening Night Red Carpet with Diane Paulus, Chris O'Dowd, Tracy Letts & More
by Walter McBride - Mar 09, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened on March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld was on the scene to capture the starry red carpet arrivals - check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Second Stage's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 05, 2014

THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST is the third in a cycle of plays that began with Hudes' Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, a play about a young Marine coming to terms with his time in Iraq and his father's and grandfather's service in Vietnam and Korea. The second play in the trilogy, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water by the Spoonful, received its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night! (more...)

Photo Flash: DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB Returns to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Don't Quit Your Night Job, returned to its new home at 54 Below in New York City on Thursday, January 16th, 11:30pm. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Ute Lemper, BROADWAY LOVES THE SPICE GIRLS & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 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...)

Tony Danza, Mary Testa, Lilla Crawford & More Set for DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB at 54 Below, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Don't Quit Your Night Job, returns to its new home at 54 Below in New York City on Thursday, January 16th, 11:30pm. Joining creators STEVE ROSEN, SARAH SALTZBERG and DAN LIPTON will be Derrick Baskin (Memphis), Tony nominee JOHN ELLISON CONLEE (The Watson Intelligence), LILLA CRAWFORD (Annie, upcoming 'Into The Woods' film), LEA DeLARIA (Orange is the New Black), ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI (Les Miserables), JASON KRAVITS (Relatively Speaking, 'The Michael J. Fox Show'), Tony nominated composer lyricists BENJ PASEK AND JUSTIN PAUL (A Christmas Story, Dogfight), EPHRAIM SYKES (Motown, Newsies), Tony nominee MARY TESTA (Disaster! Queen of the Mist), and stage, tv, film icon, and the star of the critically acclaimed and soon to arrive on broadway - Honeymoon in Vegas... TONY DANZA! With DJ's Andrew Andrew (Girls), and a special visit from DAVID ROSSMER. Featuring DAMIEN BASSMAN (The Addams Family) on drums, RACHEL MAIER (Soul Doctor) on stage management; and presented by LIPTON, ROSEN, SALTZBERG and SHOSHANA FEINSTEIN (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/10- THE LITTLE MERMAID
by - Jan 10, 2014

Today in 2008, The Little Mermaid opened at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 685 performances. The Little Mermaid is based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical's book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (written for the film) and new lyrics by Glenn Slater. The musical had a pre-Broadway tryout in Denver, Colorado in July through early September 2007. The original cast featured Sierra Boggess in the title role of Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Brian D'Addario and Trevor Braun alternate as Flounder, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, and John Treacy Egan as Chef Louis. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Tovah Feldshuh & More Set for DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB at 54 Below, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Don't Quit Your Night Job returns to its new home at 54 Below in New York City on December 19th, 11:30pm. Joining creators Steve Rosen, Sarah Saltzberg and Dan Lipton are a slew of Broadway performers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zachary Levi, Hunter Foster & More in DON'T QUITE YOUR NIGHT JOB
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Don't Quit Your Night Job recently returned to New York City at its new home, 54 Below. Joining creators Steve Rosen, Sarah Saltzberg and Dan Lipton were Derrick Baskin (Memphis), Jen Cody (The Frog Princess), Lea DeLaria (Orange Is The New Black), Tony Nominee Hunter Foster (Hands On A Hardbody),Asmeret Ghebremichael (The Book Of Mormon), Jackie Hoffman (Xanadu), Tony Nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger(Glass Menagerie), Jason Kravits (Relatively Speaking) ,Zachary Levi (First Date), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King), Maurice Murphy (Motown), Brynn O'Malley (Annie, Honeymoon In Vegas) and Emily Rosenfeld (Annie), with DJ's Andrew Andrew (Girls), and a special visit from David Rossmer. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Tony-Winning MEMPHIS Headed to West End in 2014?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

When the Tony-winning MEMPHIS closed on Broadway in 2012, producers announced that a West End production was coming soon. According to the UK Daily Mail, soon could be in 2014, at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End, following a scheduled run of THE PAJAMA GAME. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special: Over 60 of Broadway's Brightest Tell Us 'What Are You Most Thankful For?'
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2013

Broadway has a lot to be thankful for this year, with 41 productions having opened in 2013 and two more to go before the end of the season. Below, we bring you a classic Thanksgiving table tradition--Broadway style. In the special feature below, BroadwayWorld brings you entries from over 60 of Broadway's brightest stars, who have shared what they are most thankful for this year. Find out why Broadway's elite will be counting their blessings this holiday season below! Find out why Broadway's elite will be counting their blessings this holiday season below! (more...)

Hunter Foster, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Zachary Levi and More Set for DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Don't Quit Your Night Job returns to New York City at its new home, 54 Below, tonight, November 21st, 11:30pm. (more...)

Adam Pascal, Robin De Jesus & More to Perform at 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

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...)

RSO's JASPER IN DEADLAND with Wesley Taylor & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

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. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events, featuring no cover charges and low minimums: (more...)

Hunter Foster, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Zachary Levi and More Set for DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB at 54 Below, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Don't Quit Your Night Job returns to New York City at its new home, 54 Below, on November 21st, 11:30pm. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Rob McClure & More Set for John W. Engeman Theater's Broadway Concert Series in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces its next special events in their ongoing Broadway Concert Series on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 8 PM, and a Special Benefit Concert on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 8 PM to benefit St. Patrick's Elementary School in Huntington. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/30- THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2013

Today in 2009, The Little Mermaid closed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 685 performances. The Little Mermaid is based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical's book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (written for the film) and new lyrics by Glenn Slater. The original cast featured Sierra Boggess in the title role of Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Brian D'Addario and Trevor Braun alternate as Flounder, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, and John Treacy Egan as Chef Louis. (more...)

MOTOWN's Daniel J. Watts to Bring THE JAM to Canal Room, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

The Jam, an innovative, soul revealing 'play on words' jam session, woven together by original pieces written by Daniel J. Watts (Motown, In The Heights, Memphis, The Color Purple) will take place on Monday, September 9th at Canal Room located at 285 W. Broadway (just south of Canal St.). (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST's Opening Night in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 13, 2013

The Public Theater's production of the new musical LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, the second show of The Public's 2013 free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte, recently began previews on July 23. Directed by Alex Timbers, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST features songs by Michael Friedman with book adaptation by Timbers and will run through Sunday, August 18, and opened last night, August 12. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

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