Donna Marie Asbury News

Date of Birth: October 30
Gender: Female
Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with WAITRESS' Lorin LatarroExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with WAITRESS' Lorin Latarro
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 25, 2016

In this episode: Waitress' Lorin Latarro- as choreographer of Broadway's "Waitress', Lorin is serving as her main course storytelling through movement that is organic and inventive. As an artist, her menu has included: Swing, Understudy, Ensemble, Dance Captain, and Associate Choreographer. For dessert, make sure you grab a slice of her girl power.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Mary Ann LambExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Mary Ann Lamb
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 18, 2016

In this episode: Broadway's Mary Ann Lamb. If you look up the word 'powerhouse' in the dictionary, you will find a picture of Mary Ann Lamb.  She lives her life fully onstage and off, and is a prime example of how you do one thing influences how you do another. She talks about the legends she's worked with, but in the eyes of the theatre community, she herself is a legend.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jeffrey SchecterExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jeffrey Schecter
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 11, 2016

In this episode: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jeffrey Schecter (aka Scheky) has understudied the masters, created his own path, and worked non-stop since putting on his tap shoes. After making his big break as 'Mike' in A CHORUS LINE and gaining recognition from "Every Little Step," he is gracious and grateful that the ensemble is a home he can return to, even if just temporarily.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ALLEGIANCE'S Darren LeeExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ALLEGIANCE'S Darren Lee
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 4, 2016

In this episode: At the next Broadway-Con they should sell a game called '6 Degrees of Darren Lee,' because he's worked with the best of the best since being a child on the original Star Search.  In this episode, Darren talks about going from featured dancer to character man, working non-stop to taking a step back, and from playing against type and dealing with racial stereotypes. At the end of the day Darren talent got him his start, but acknowledging his weaknesses and making them better is what gave him longevity.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with BRIGHT STAR's Josh Rhodes and Lee WilkinsExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with BRIGHT STAR's Josh Rhodes and Lee Wilkins
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 24, 2016

In this episode: Bright Star choreographer and associate choreographer Josh Rhodes and Lee Wilkins- this creative pair is a prime example of complimenting each other and making the show and process productive and enjoyable. This may be because of the 20 years offstage they've spent practicing their partnership. This married couple talks about how being part of the ensemble has paved the way for creating and choreographing the ensemble and how persistence and perseverance will pave a bumpy road. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Special Guest Drew KingExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Special Guest Drew King
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 21, 2016

In this episode: On The 20th Century's Drew King made his debut in this show and won an Astaire Award along with his fellow Porters.  Drew's road to Broadway was like the local train taking its time to get to its destination.  In this episode, Drew breaks down  his journey to NYC and talks  about everything from EMC points, anxiety, college applications, open calls and insecurities- Broadway 101 or novice's guide to trying to making it on Broadway. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Karen GiombettiExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Karen Giombetti
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 14, 2016

In this episode: Karen Giombetti has toured with Sammy Davis Jr., has cooked spaghetti for Fred Ebb on numerous occasions, and now casts American Dance Machine. Throughout her eclectic career she's had faith in knowing that things are meant to be and that fate and destiny have an honest impact on her life and vocation.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with DISASTER Choreographer Joann HunterExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with DISASTER Choreographer Joann Hunter
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 7, 2016

 Disaster and School of Rock's choreographer Joann Hunter. Joann was born in Japan, raised in Rhode Island and has two shows opening on Broadway this season. She has worked with the icon Jerome Robbins, her Idol Susan Stroman, the legend Andrew Lloyd Webber, and now is paving the way to become a theatre titan herself. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with MATILDA's Heather TepeExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with MATILDA's Heather Tepe
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 29, 2016

In this episode: guest Andre Ward talks about how there is nothing 'Rotten' about joining the Renaissance, how he's roller skated for Tina Fey and with Whoopi Goldberg and done the Disco of the Ages. He also shares how continuing to find his authenticity offstage will make a healthier and longer career onstage. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with SOMETHING  ROTTEN's Andre WardExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with SOMETHING ROTTEN's Andre Ward
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 22, 2016

In this episode: guest Andre Ward talks about how there is nothing 'Rotten' about joining the Renaissance, how he's roller skated for Tina Fey and with Whoopi Goldberg and done the Disco of the Ages. He also shares how continuing to find his authenticity offstage will make a healthier and longer career onstage. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Talent Agent Michael GoddardExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Talent Agent Michael Goddard
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 15, 2016

In this episode: Michael Goddard talks about his dreams of being in the 'tall man' track in a Susan Stroman show and how he got to achieve that dream on Broadway and a 1st National tour. He also said he always knew he'd have an Act 2.  Now a NYC talent agent who represents top talent working in Broadway ensembles (many of whom have been interviewed on this podcast), he gives a candid talk about the necessities of an agent, the pro and and cons, setting goals and making new ones. This interviews delves into the 'show' and the 'business'. (more...)

Exclusive: BroadwayWorld Will Air New Episodes of BROADWAY'S BACKBONE Podcast!Exclusive: BroadwayWorld Will Air New Episodes of BROADWAY'S BACKBONE Podcast!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that we'll be bringing you new episodes of Broadway's Backbone- a podcast dedicated to the men and woman of the ensemble: the chorus of dancers, singers, and actors that are the foundation of every Broadway musical. These often-unsung gypsies are the hardest working people on the boards and are Broadway's backbone. Each episode features an interview with a Broadway vet, in which the speak about their life, career and dreams, and the topics that aren't always shared. The life of a gypsy maybe full of passion, but not always filled with glamour. Each guest shares intimate details about their journey. There is no mud slinging, but expect a little dirt. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA!, FINDING NEVERLAND & More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park!Photo Coverage: CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA!, FINDING NEVERLAND & More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 17, 2015

Broadway in Bryan Park continued its 2015 program on Thursday - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the first day. This week's line-up included performances from the casts of Mamma Mia!, CHICAGO, Finding Neverland, SISTAS and the help of 39 STEPS. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

BWW TV: CHICAGO Slinks Into BROADWAY AT BRYANT PARK with Brandy Norwood, Donna Marie Asbury and More!BWW TV: CHICAGO Slinks Into BROADWAY AT BRYANT PARK with Brandy Norwood, Donna Marie Asbury and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2015

Below, watch the cast of CHICAGO -- starring Brandy Norwood, Donna Marie Asbury and NaTasha Yvette Williams -- in action! (more...)

Brandy Norwood, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Will Perform at This Week's Broadway in Bryant ParkBrandy Norwood, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Will Perform at This Week's Broadway in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Later this week, 106.7 LITE FM will continue its 15th annual lunchtime theatre summer series, '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park.' The 2015 program will present the best of Broadway, FREE to the public, on six consecutive Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. ET on the Bryant Park Stage. Thursday's line-up will include performances from the casts of CHICAGO (Brandy Norwood, Donna Marie Asbury, NaTasha Yvette Williams, David Bushman, Andrew Fitch, Kelcy Ann Griffin, Denny Paschall, Angel Reda, Michael Scirrotto, Tonya Wathen, Lara Seibert Young), Finding Neverland (Laura Michelle Kelly, Casey Butler, Jackson Demott Hill, Alex Dreier, Eli Tokash), SISTAS: The Musical (Emilie Battle, Tanesha Gary, Jennifer Fouche, Amy Goldberger, Robyn Payne), MAMMA MIA!, and 39 Steps (Arnie Burton, Billy Carter, Robert Petkoff, Brittany Vicars).  (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Welcomes Marco Zunino and Dylan Ratell!Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Welcomes Marco Zunino and Dylan Ratell!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 2, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago just welcomed back Latin-American star Marco Zunino in the role of 'that silver-tongued prince of the courtroom' Billy Flynn for 16 performances only, through June 14, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Heaven Nowadays at CHICAGO- Inside Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes' First Bows!Photo Coverage: It's Heaven Nowadays at CHICAGO- Inside Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes' First Bows!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 4, 2015

Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes just joined the Broadway company of Chicago in the starring roles of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly for a limited eight-week engagement -- where they will continue through Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). Check out photos from their opening night bows below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Greg Reuter Memorial Concert at New World StagesPhoto Coverage: Inside Greg Reuter Memorial Concert at New World Stages
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 21, 2015

On Monday, January 19th at New World Stages, the Broadway community gathered to honor the late Greg Reuter. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the concert. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY- Spotlight on Donna Marie AsburySTAGE TUBE: KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY- Spotlight on Donna Marie Asbury
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2015

Tickets for the 2015 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY will take place Friday, January 9th, 2015 to Thursday, January 15th, 2015, and is an annual event when kids ages 6 to 18 can see participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket includes pre-theatre activities, restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs, and more. JUDITH LIGHT a two-time Tony Award winner, will serve as the National Ambassador for the 19th KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY. This year KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY salutes Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit, an organization where Light remains a longtime board member. Kids' Night on Broadway® went backstage to interview cast members from this years' participating shows to ask them your questions! Check out the interview with Chicago's Donna Marie Asbury below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & MorePhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 1, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the holiday musical, Elf. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book byThomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf will be directed by Eric Ankrimand choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Elf will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater now through January 4, 2015. The official press opening was last night, November 30. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the opening party with the cast and crew! (more...)

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