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MAC Award Winner Rev. Yolanda Appears at Outright VT's Silver Celebration
by Erin McIntyre - Apr 16, 2014

2014 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabaret Artists) Award winner Rev. Yolanda appeared at Outright Vermont's 25th Anniversary Silver Celebration on April 11th in Williston, Vermont. New York audiences recognize Yolanda from her cabaret show, REV. YOLANDA'S OLD TIME GOSPEL HOUR, while Vermonters may know her from the public access television show she co-hosted with Cherie Tartt from the mid-'90s through 2001, or from her band, Yolanda & the Plastic Family. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H. Reading
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 15, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents Oscar Wilde's short mystery, The Portrait of Mr. W. H., on Monday, April 14 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). Adapted and directed by David Staller, The Portrait of Mr. W. H. features Tony nominee Daniel Davis (Sir George Erskine), Wesley Taylor (Mr. Cyril Graham), Josh Grisetti (Basil), and Bill Kux (Shakespeare). The evening will also feature a musical interlude by Tony winner George S. Irving. Stepping away from Shaw for the first time, Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's notorious short story that offers a theory about whom Shakespeare might truly have written his infamous Sonnets about. In Wilde's hands, the inspiration for the world's most famous poems is a beautiful young actor in Shakespeare's company. In attempting to prove this theory, a pair of men face their most secret fears and even death. Shaw and Wilde were friends, often inspiring each other with their work. In Wilde's most turbulent year, 1895 -the year of both The Importance of Being Ernest and his subsequent trial, Shaw helped finance Wilde's legal defense, and later was one of the only journalists determined to keep Wilde's name as a major artist in the press. Project Shaw events for 2014 include Heartbreak House (May 12), Getting Married (June 23), A 'Super Shaw' Evening (July 28), Village Wooing (September 29), An Ibsen Evening (October 27), The Millionairess (November 24) Major Barbara (December 22). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Erin Mackey, Mike McGowan & SOUTH PACIFIC Cast Celebrate Opening Night at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 15, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, South Pacific is directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill Playhouse's SOUTH PACIFIC
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 14, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II andJoshua Logan, South Pacific is directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 4 - April 11
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 11, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a peek inside the closing night party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!, a look at the IF/THEN and ALADDIN casts in the recording studio, and a first look at A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST! (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's INVENTING MARY MARTIN Cast Meets the Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 09, 2014

The York Theatre Company continues the 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of the new musical, Inventing Mary Martin, conceived, written and directed by Stephen Cole, with music supervision and arrangements by David Krane, music direction by Lawrence Goldberg, co-directed and choreographed by Bob Richard, and original music and lyrics by legendary composers Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Vernon Duke & Howard Dietz, Kurt Weill & Ogden Nash, Nol Coward, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne & Carolyn Leigh, Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz, and Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, among others. The four-member cast will feature Cameron Adams, Jason Graae, Lynne Halliday, and Emily Skinner. THe company just met the press and BroadwayWorld takes you inside the special presentation below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: PBS Gives Sneak Peek of Dave Clark 5 Special
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 08, 2014

Great Performances presents a look at the British invasion 50 years after both the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles hit our shores. The Dave Clark Five and Beyond Glad All Over features newly filmed interviews with Tom Hanks, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Stevie Wonder, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Whoopi Goldberg, Dionne Warwick, '60s fashion icon Twiggy and Sir Ian McKellen, all sharing their memories of how the music of the 60s and the cultural revolution of 1964 changed their lives forever. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 07, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella concluded its limited run last night, April 6. Starring Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson,Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann, The Most Happy Fella was directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. BroadwayWorld was there for the closing night party and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops' LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 05, 2014

Yesterday, April 4, 2014, The New York Pops continued its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with Lights, Camera, Action: A Night in Hollywood, featuring the orchestra and Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, to travel through Hollywood history with the music that has transformed film's most iconic scenes into unforgettable moments of passion, fear, love, and hope for generations. The program included a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, a tribute to the movie music of Marvin Hamlisch, selections from Ben-Hur by Miklos Rozsa, and selections from The Mission by Ennio Morricone. BroadwayWorld was there for the event! Check below for photos from the night! (more...)

Angela Shultz to Bring REALITY CHECK to Don't Tell Mama, 4/26 & 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz takes to the stage with her 2014 show 'Reality Check' on Saturdays, April 26 and May 10, both shows at 5:30pm, at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788; www.donttellmamanyc.com). There is a $20 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. (Members of MAC -- $15.) Reservations may be placed by calling (212) 757-0788 after 4pm daily or by visiting www.donttellmamanyc.com (more...)

Carolyn Montgomery-Forant, Scott Coulter & More Set for BROADWAY BALLYHOO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Scott Siegel's Broadway Ballyhoo, which features an entirely different show with different stars every week, starts its 10th month at the Laurie Beechman Theatre with Nightlife Award winning stars Carolyn Montgomery-Forant and Scott Coulter, plus Nightlife star Shana Farr, as well as two Broadway Rising Stars, Paula Buresh and Jeanette Minson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 01, 2014

Tony Award-Winner Adriane Lenox (After Midnight, Doubt), Tony Award-nominees Anita Gillette (Neil Simon's Chapter Two) & Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Drama Desk-nominees Aaron Lazar (LES MISERABLES, A Little Night Music), Patrick Page (Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Cyrano, the upcoming Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein), Nancy Anderson (Jolson & Company, Wonderful Town, A Class Act), and Jeffry Denman (Yank!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) were among the many stars to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night- THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1940-1964. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from backstage with the stars below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aaron Lazar, Patrick Page & More Perform at Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 01, 2014

Tony Award-Winner Adriane Lenox (After Midnight, Doubt), Tony Award-nominees Anita Gillette (Neil Simon's Chapter Two) & Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Drama Desk-nominees Aaron Lazar (LES MISERABLES, A Little Night Music), Patrick Page (Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Cyrano, the upcoming Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein), Nancy Anderson (Jolson & Company, Wonderful Town, A Class Act), and Jeffry Denman (Yank!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) were among the many stars to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night- THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1940-1964. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Engeman's THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 31, 2014

The beloved classic musical Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN just opened at the John W. Engeman Theater on March 29. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE MUSIC MAN Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 30, 2014

The beloved classic musical Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN opened at the John W. Engeman Theater yesterday, March 29. Look below for photos from the evening! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE HIGH CHAPARRAL TV Reunion 2014
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 30, 2014

More than 200 fans spent the weekend of March 20-23rd meeting and posing with members of The High Chaparral cast and crew during The High Chaparral Reunion at Casino del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Check out photos from the reunion below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards with Linda Lavin, Cady Huffman & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 MAC Awards Ceremony!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops' KIDS ON STAGE Finalists Attend Talkback
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 24, 2014

In collaboration with the NYC Department of Education's Borough-Wide Band and Orchestra program, KIDS ON STAGE allows middleschool students the opportunity to experience the professional performance process from the first audition to the final note. This year's finalists included: Sophia Atlas-Ruggirello, Isabel Bruschi, Kaitlyn Cao, Matthew Cuji, Marvin Carter, Zachary Davis, Melissa Dookie, Olivi Dul, John Fabrizio, Christopher Ferdinand, Magdalena Garandza, Chelsea Jordan, Miles Keingstei, Justin Laurenceau, Christopher Rush, Joshua Sipson, Liuxi Sun, David Valderrama, Jason Whitelaw and Margaret Wu. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The New York Pops' ON BROADWAY Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 24, 2014

The New York Pops just presented On Broadway- an evening which celebrated some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present. The sold out concert featured Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells with The New York Pops Orchestra. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

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