Glenn Casale to Direct La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby's New Revival of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, 4/12-5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2013

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present an all-new revival of one of the greatest musicals of all time, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, lyrics, music and new songs by Johnny Mercer, Gene De Paul, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, based on the MGM Film 'The Sobbin' Women' by Stephen Vincent Benet, originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha and originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc., SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS will feature musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Patti Colombo and will be directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Glenn Casale to Direct La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby's New Revival of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, 4/12-5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present an all-new revival of one of the greatest musicals of all time, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, lyrics, music and new songs by Johnny Mercer, Gene De Paul, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, based on the MGM Film 'The Sobbin' Women' by Stephen Vincent Benet, originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha and originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc., SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS will feature musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Patti Colombo and will be directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, July 28 - Olympic Tributes from NEWSIES, NICE WORK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means its time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! Today's photos feature the casts of NEWSIES and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT with London 2012 Olympic tributes, plus the Newsies and the cast of THE WILD PARTY enjoying some sweet treats and more! (more...)

BWW Interviews: ETHAN LE PHONG Adds a Dash of Pepper to MAMMA MIA!
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 21, 2011

You wouldn't know it from his youthful looks, but actor Ethan Le Phong has been a longtime global chameleon for quite some time. His past roles have taken him from Germany to New York, from London to Los Angeles. And for almost a year now, he has been spicing things up as Pepper in the 2nd National Tour of the global hit musical MAMMA MIA. Before the show makes its anticipated return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County for a week-long engagement from June 21 - 26, the actor paused for a brief chat with BroadwayWorld's Michael Lawrence Quintos to talk about his role in the hit ABBA-rific musical, his influences as a kid, and his wish to see more Asian-Americans on the Broadway stage. (more...)

Salonga and Tomita to Emcee East West Players Awards April 19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2010

East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, happily announces Lea Salonga and Tamlyn Tomita as the Emcees of East West Players 44th Anniversary Visionary Award Dinner & Silent Auction. Also announced for the gala event are performances by Joan Almedilla, Jennifer Paz, and Jenni Selma of EWP's upcoming musical production of ROAD TO SAIGON and vocalist Ethan Le Phong. This year's honorees include previously announced Wenda Fong, Vice President of Alternative Programming for FOX and Mike Shinoda, visual artist and musician for two-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park. The gala event will take place at the Hilton Universal City on Monday, April 19, 2010. Proceeds from the event will benefit East West Players' educational and artistic programs. (more...)

Salonga and Tomita to Emcee East West Players Awards April 19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2010

East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, happily announces Lea Salonga and Tamlyn Tomita as the Emcees of East West Players 44th Anniversary Visionary Award Dinner & Silent Auction. Also announced for the gala event are performances by Joan Almedilla, Jennifer Paz, and Jenni Selma of EWP's upcoming musical production of ROAD TO SAIGON and vocalist Ethan Le Phong. This year's honorees include previously announced Wenda Fong, Vice President of Alternative Programming for FOX and Mike Shinoda, visual artist and musician for two-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park. The gala event will take place at the Hilton Universal City on Monday, April 19, 2010. Proceeds from the event will benefit East West Players' educational and artistic programs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Eagan, Egan, Stitt, Young & More Honor Sondheim At '88's Cabaret'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

Ryan Black's 88's Cabaret paid tribute to Stephen Sondheim with a cabaret of his music Monday, August 17th 2009, called Sondheim Summer: A Tribute To Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

LOST's Francois Chau Set to Host EWP Visionary Awards 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2009

East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, increases their star-studded evening with appearances from some of Asian America's top media personalities. Leading the evening's festivities as Master and Mistress of Ceremonies will be actor Francois Chau and actress Tamlyn Tomita. There will also be appearance by Carrie Ann Inaba, State Controller John Chiang, Amy Hill, HGTV's Jonathan Fong and performances by TAIKOPROJECT and vocalist Ethan Le Phong. The award winning event will take place at the Hilton Universal City on Monday, April 27, 2009. Proceeds from the event will benefit East West Players' educational and artistic programs. Previously announced performers are Lea Salonga, The Three Filipino Tenors and Quest Crew. (more...)

LOST's Francois Chau Set to Host EWP Visionary Awards 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2009

East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, increases their star-studded evening with appearances from some of Asian America's top media personalities. Leading the evening's festivities as Master and Mistress of Ceremonies will be actor Francois Chau and actress Tamlyn Tomita. There will also be appearance by Carrie Ann Inaba, State Controller John Chiang, Amy Hill, HGTV's Jonathan Fong and performances by TAIKOPROJECT and vocalist Ethan Le Phong. The award winning event will take place at the Hilton Universal City on Monday, April 27, 2009. Proceeds from the event will benefit East West Players' educational and artistic programs. Previously announced performers are Lea Salonga, The Three Filipino Tenors and Quest Crew. (more...)

Reprise's MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2009

The 2008-2009 Reprise Theatre Company season continues with the classic international hit 'Man of La Mancha,' starring Brent Spiner as Cervantes/Quixote. Julia Migenes, the renowned opera and theatre performer, will play Aldonza/Dulcinea; Valerie Perri will play the role of Aldonza/Dulcinea at matinee performances; and Tony nominee Lee Wilkof will play Sancho Panza. 'Man of La Mancha' is written by Dale Wasserman with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. The production will be directed by Michael Michetti, co-artistic director of The Theatre at Boston Court. 'La Mancha' will play at the Freud Playhouse from February 14-March 1 (press opening February 15). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sam Harris Visits Jaxx Theatricals' THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2008

Sam Harris took some time off his busy holiday schedule and revisited THE LIFE. This was the first time Mr. Harris had the chance to see the show in which he had a Tony nomination for the role of Jojo. He was joined on stage with the full cast and crew of Jaxx Theatricals' THE LIFE for some photos to share with BWW! (more...)

Casting Announced for THE LIFE in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2008

Casting has been announced for the Los Angeles premiere of Cy Coleman and Ira Gasman's gritty musical The Life. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at Les Miz at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2008

BroadwayWorld.com is proud to present photos from the cameras of Les Miserables (and NBC's The Office) star Melora Hardin and fellow cast member Ethan LePhong (Montparnasse) shot backstage at the Hollywood Bowl. They also sneak us into the fun-filled Cast Party too! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Les Miz at the Bowl Dress Rehearsal and Director Jay-Alexendar
by Eddie Varley - Aug 11, 2008

In this exclusive video, Les Miserables in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl director, Richard Jay-Alexander reveals what it takes to put such a unique event together and the how art of theatrical collaboration can bring about something truly special. You'll also have a front row seat as the Final Dress Rehearsal, a 10:00 am annual tradition open to the public, takes place, and witness how 'anything can happen' during a live performance! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Les Miz Tech Rehearsal, Stites and More!
by Eddie Varley - Aug 07, 2008

BroadwayWorld.com's own Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond and Creative Director Eddie Varley are out in L.A. covering the highly anticipated Les Miserables in Concert which will play at the famous Hollywood Bowl this weekend. In this exclusive video, Musical Director and Conductor, Kevin Stites and Costumer, Kathleen Melcher talk about this unique event and BroadwayWorld brings you front and center for a sneak peek of the finale! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Les Miserables Roundtable and Sneak Peek!
by Eddie Varley - Aug 06, 2008

BroadwayWorld.com's own Eddie Varley is out in L.A. covering the highly anticipated Les Miserables in Concert which will play at the famous Hollywood Bowl this weekend. In this exclusive video, the cast shares their thoughts about being involved with this special production. Plus, you'll get a sneak peek of 'One Day More.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2,4,6,0...1! Countdown to Les Misérables in
by Eddie Varley - Aug 04, 2008

With first week rehearsals freshly behind them, the cast and creative members of the highly anticipated Les Miserables in Concert now head into the final stages of bringing this classic tale to the Hollywood Bowl stage... (more...)

Ensemble Announced for Les Miserables at Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2008

The ensemble has been announced for Les Miserables at The Hollywood Bowl. (more...)