Frank DiLella News

FOUND Company Will Give Sneak Peek at Apple Store This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The stars and creative team of Atlantic Theater Company's anticipated world premiere musical FOUND, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by Tony Award® nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree and music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin, will soon visit the Apple Store (103 Prince Street) to speak about the creative process of bringing a completely original new American musical to the stage. The company will chat with NY-1 News host Frank DiLella before offering the very first sneak peek public performance of a selection of musical numbers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 01, 2014

The 6th Annual National High School Musical Awards presented the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor on Monday, June 30 at Broadway's Minskoff Theater, to Jai' Len Josey representing the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards and Jonah Rawitz, representing the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from inside the ceremony below! (more...)

Kerry Butler, Justin Guarini to Host TONY AWARDS Simulcast from New York's Times Squre
by TV News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

For the sixth year, the Tony Awards® will be simulcast live in Times Square…and you're invited! Past Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler and singer Justin Guarini (Wicked) will host the outdoor celebration of Broadway, which is free and open to the public, right in the heart of New York City's Theatre District. (more...)

Justin Guarini and Kerry Butler to Host Times Square Tony Awards Simulcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Clear Channel Spectacolor, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE: CCO), in partnership with the Times Square Alliance and the City of New York, announced today the sixth annual simulcast of the Tony Awards on June 8th in Times Square. Clear Channel Spectacolor is Co-Producer of the 2014 simulcast and an official media partner of the 68th Annual Tony Awards. The event will be co-hosted by past Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler and singer Justin Guarini. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Kristin Chenoweth's Carnegie Hall After-Party at New York's Palace Hotel
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 05, 2014

Saturday night, May 3rd, after Kristin Chenoweth wowed 'em at Carnegie Hall, the star's family, friends and guests were invited to a very intimate party at New York's Palace Hotel. The famed property threw Ms. Chenoweth the congratulatory party with the Palace Hotel's Timothy Kirkpatrick, Bebhinn Gallen, Lauren Rebholz and friend Angelique O'Neil, who worked tirelessly to make her special night even more special. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS Offers $30 Tickets for Patrons Under 30 and Talk Back with Terrence McNally Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will offer a one-night-only special ticket price of $30 for patrons under the age of 30 for tonight's performance of the show at 8PM. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS to Offer $30 Tickets for Patrons Under 30 and Talk Back with Terrence McNally, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will offer a one-night-only special ticket price of $30 for patrons under the age of 30 for the Friday, March 14th performance of the show at 8PM. Ticket quantities are limited and must be purchased in person at the Golden Theatre box office at 252 West 45th Street during normal box office hours. Limit one ticket per patron with a valid ID. This performance will be followed by a talkback hosted by Playbill's Blake Ross and NY1'sFrank DiLella, with a panel discussion to include Terrence McNally and members of the cast. (more...)

ALL EYES ON DRAMA HIGH: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks About Michael Sokolove's Fantastic New Book
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 11, 2013

DRAMA HIGH is a million dollar title if ever there was one. It sounds like an emotionally-charged film or a soap opera-ish TV series, but it's a fascinating new book which delivers all of the above and more. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 5,000th Performance
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Nov 10, 2013

Broadway's long running hit Mamma Mia! celebrated 5,000 performances at its new home at The Broadhurst Theatre with a special performance yesterday, November 9th. Check out a look back at the celebration with the cast, crew, and creators below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Hosts Party for Carol Channing!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 26, 2013

Last night at his home Tommy Tunehosted a cocktail party the one and only Carol Channing welcoming her back to NYC. Ms. Channing was toasted and honored by guests including Tyne Daly, Donna McKechnie, Lucie Arnaz, Lorna Luft, Brooke Shields, Liliane Montevecchi, Robert Klein, Michael Riedel, Frank DiLella, Arlene Dahl, Peter Glebo, Wayne Gmitter, Jim Caruso, Bruce Vilanch, Chris DiLella Jamie deRoy, Richard Skipper and more. Cinderella's Laure Osnes and her husband Nathan Johnson serenaded Ms. Channing with Before the Parade Passes By. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Jackie Hoffman and More Take Part in Project Shaw's TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents Bernard Shaw's madcap comedy TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

Tony Awards to Be Simulcast Live in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

The American Theatre Wing's 67th Annual Tony Awards will be simulcast live in Times Square on Sunday, June 9th. The outdoor celebration of Broadway is free and open to the public, right in the heart of New York City's Theatre District. (more...)

MOTOWN's Valisia Le Kae & Charl Brown Set for NY-1's ON STAGE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tony Award nominees, Valisia LeKae and Charl Brown, now starring in the new hit musical based on the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy, will be featured on NY1 News "On Stage" this weekend beginning Saturday morning, June 1 at 9:30am as they sit down with host Frank DiLellato discuss originating the roles of Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Jackie Hoffman and More Take Part in Project Shaw's TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents Bernard Shaw's madcap comedy TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Richard Jay-Alexander Celebrates 60th Birthday - Broadway Style!
by Linda Lenzi - May 26, 2013

On Friday evening, May 24, Playbill's Blake Ross and BroadwayWorld.com's Rob and Jennifer Diamond co-hosted the only birthday party that took two editors of two major theatre web sites to plan ... Director/Producer Richard Jay-Alexander's 60th Birthday Bash! The party, held on the third floor of theatre district hot spot Angus McIndoe's restaurant, played host to friends, family, colleagues and more, so we couldn't resist sharing some of Linda Lenzi's wonderful pictures with you. Happy 60th Birthday! (more...)

From Musical Mondays at Splash to AVENUE Q: John Bantay Talks to Richard Jay-Alexander About His Farewell Night on Monday, May 20th
by Richard Jay-Alexander - May 17, 2013

And this Monday, May 20th, John Bantay will do his farewell SPIN as he leaves to continue pursuing his career and becomes a stage manager at the long-running musical, Avenue Q. Speaking to John Bantay, I, of course, was curious as to what his favorite video clips have been over the years. He was reticent to put them in 'Top 10' format because, to him, he considers them all number 1's. So here's his hit list, in no particular order: (more...)

Carson Kressley Hosts BRING IT OR SING IT Karaoke Night at the Ryan Center Tonight
by Emily Stubbs - Apr 08, 2013

Tonight, April 8, television personality Carson Kressley will host 'Karaoke Nights,' an evening of Karaoke madness and fun at the Ryan Center. (more...)

Carson Kressley to Host BRING IT OR SING IT Karaoke Nights At the Ryan Center, 4/8
by Emily Stubbs - Mar 26, 2013

On Monday, April 8, television personality CARSON KRESSLEY will host "Karaoke Nights," an evening of Karaoke madness and fun at the Ryan Center. (more...)

Nikki M. James Leads Project Shaw's SAINT JOAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents SAINT JOAN - George Bernard Shaw's most celebrated play, today, December 17 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON's Nikki M. James and More Star in Project Shaw's SAINT JOAN at The Players Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents SAINT JOAN - George Bernard Shaw's most celebrated play -tonight, December 17 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

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