F. Michael Haynie News

WAKE UP with BWW 8/28/14 - IT'S ONLY A PLAY Begins, Shapiro Sisters and RELATIVITY at 54 Below, 'MOCKINGBIRD' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 28, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY, starring renowned stage duo Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, begins previews tonight, The Shapiro Sisters 'live out loud' and RELATIVITY gets a concert -- both at 54 Below -- and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD starts tonight at London's Open Air Theatre. (more...)

Ben Platt, John Bolton, Ben Fankhauser & More to Take Part in York Theatre Company's 2014 Developmental Readings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The York Theatre Company, and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, present the New York premiere of three new musicals: Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum; Paris Through the Window, with book & lyrics by Charles Osborne and music by Leo Hurley; and We Foxes with book, lyrics and music by Ryan Scott Oliver at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The readings are open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Patrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

F. Michael Haynie and Sarah Beth Pfeifer to Star in RELATIVITY Concert at 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "RELATIVITY: A New Musical In Concert" on August 28th at 9:30pm. From the award-winning team of Rob Rokicki (The Lightning Thief) and Michael Ruby (Ethan Frome), and featuring F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Holler If You Hear Me) and Sarah Beth Pfeifer (Legally Blonde, The Lightning Thief), the show makes its New York debut following its recent development at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse). (more...)

Judy Kaye, James Snyder & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

VILLIAN: DEBLANKS, Briana Lynn Wolf & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Continues Tomorrow at 54 Below with Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Christine Pedi and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Tomorrow night, July 31, is the second of three performances of 'Villain: DeBlanks' benefitting BC/EFA. Written by Billy Mitchell, "Villain: DeBlanks" is a late-night fundraiser where the cast needs the audience as much as the audience loves the cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside VILLAIN: DEBLANKS at 54 Below with Barrett Foa, Lesli Margherita, Nancy Opel & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Last night 'Villain: DeBlanks' made its New York debut at 54 Below, and the photos say it all. Beginning the night collecting words from the audience, and then reading the resulting script - unedited and unrehearsed - the uproarious first night cast included Bobby Cronin, Bernard Dotson, Barrett Foa, Lesli Margherita, Nancy Opel, Ryann Redmond, and Heather Shisler. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Gabrielle Stravelli & Matthew Scott Set for LEMPICKA Private Reading, 7/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

A private reading of Lempicka, a new musical about the tumultuous life of art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka, will be presented July 24th and 25th in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Flashback: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 20, 2014

Holler If Ya Hear Me, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, plays its final Broadway performance today after 30 performances. The Tupac inspired musical originally opened on June 19 at the Palace Theatre. (more...)

Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, Starring Saul Williams, Will Close on Broadway This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, will close on Sunday, July 20 at the Palace Theatre. As of that date, the musical will have played 38 regular performances and 17 preview performances. HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME began previews June 2 and opened June 19. (more...)

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Producer Raising $5M to Keep Show Open
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me opened to mixed reviews last month, but lead producer Eric L. Gold won't let that affect the show's open-ended run at the Palace Theatre. He recently told Variety that he hopes to raise another $5 million to keep the new musical open until ticket sales improve. When asked how long the show will remain, Gold told Variety: 'It's week to week right now. It can't tell you if it'll be two weeks or two months. It's an expensive game, and I'm the guy carrying the load financially. I made a rookie mistake by underestimating how much capital was necessary, but I'm tenacious.' (more...)

Lena Hall, Barrett Foa, Justin Guarini, Lesli Margherita Join VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at 54 Below, Beg. 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents three benefit performances of 'Villain: DeBlanks,' a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 11:30 pm on July 24, July 31, and August 7. The performances will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Written by Billy Mitchell, 'Villain: DeBlanks' is a late-night fundraiser where the cast needs the audience as much as the audience loves the cast. (more...)

Lena Hall, Barrett Foa, Justin Guarini & More Join VILLIAN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit Series at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents three benefit performances of "Villain: DeBlanks," a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 11:30 pm on July 24, July 31, and August 7. The performances will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Written by Billy Mitchell, "Villain: DeBlanks" is a late-night fundraiser where the cast needs the audience as much as the audience loves the cast. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Performs 'Unconditional Love' on Good Day NY
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Saul Williams and Saycon Sengbloh from Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed 'Unconditional Love' on this morning's 'Good Day New York.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Performs on GMA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 08, 2014

The cast of Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed 'California Love' on this morning's 'Good Morning America' on ABC. Check out photos from the appearance below! (more...)

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME to Perform on Today's GOOD DAY NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Saul Williams and Saycon Sengbloh from the cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, will perform on Fox 5's 'Good Day New York' tomorrow, today, July 9 in the 9am hour. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Performs 'California Love' on GMA
by TV News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed on this morning's 'Good Morning America'. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Photo: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Tweets from GMA!
by TV News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed on this morning's ABC's 'Good Morning America'. (more...)

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