George Franklin News

ZOE AND FRIENDS Benefit to Support MORE THAN ME Foundation in Liberia; Concert at Cap 21, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Javanna Productions M.O.V.E. and Mackensi and Company present ZOE and Friends, a one night event to benefit the MORE THAN ME Foundation. MORE THAN ME operates in Liberia to provide girls in the West Point slum with access to Education. The MORE THAN ME Academy is the first tuition-free, all girls school in Liberia. In addition to education, MORE THAN ME provides young women with two meals a day, access to healthcare, a library and computer lab, and an after school program aimed at keeping girls off the streets. (more...)

Photo Flash: ELF THE MUSICAL Comes to NC Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

NC Theatre, Broadway Series South and NETworks Presentations, LLC presents the Raleigh engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. The show will play through today, November 17, 2013 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL National Set for Limited Run at Kennedy Center, 12/17-1/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and NETworks Presentations present the national tour of Elf The Musical from December 17, 2013 to January 5, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). The production features direction by Sam Scalamoni and choreography by Connor Gallagher. Press opening night is Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Will Blum, Lindsay Chambers & More to Star in National Tour of ELF THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2013

NETworks Presentations, LLC have confirmed casting for the upcoming national tour of ELF THE MUSICAL, lead by THE BOOK OF MORMON's Will Blum as 'Buddy.' (more...)

Featured Performer of the Week: Lisa Passonno Franklin
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 06, 2013

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present its latest feature series: The Performer of the Week! Get to know these amazing talents as they share a bit about themselves, their work and life! Today, we're thrilled to introduce you to Lisa Franklin! (more...)

BWW Flashback: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2012

Christmas Story, The Musical! arrived on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. The new musical, based on the 1983 movie perennial, began November 7, opened November 19, and runs through today, December 30, 2012. BroadwayWorld takes you on a flashback through the new musical's beginning on Broadway with photos and video below! (more...)

7th Grade Winner of Anti-Bullying Writing Contest to Appear in A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL!, 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical and STOMP Out Bullying have announced the Grand Prize winner of their Anti-Bullying Writing Competition, Ahmed Shayef. A 7th Grader at M.S. 577 in Brooklyn, Ahmed has won a walk-on role in the Thursday evening, December 27 performance of A Christmas Story, The Musical. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Visits NASDAQ Times Square
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays an eight-week limited engagement through December 30. Tickets are now on sale at www.AChristmasStoryTheMuscial.com or www.TicketMaster.com.The cast rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell today, and you can check out full photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kansas City and Tour Productions Reunite with Broadway's A CHRISTMAS STORY - Exclusive Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

This past month, some of the kids from prior productions of A Christmas Story, The Musical (Kansas City world premiere and 1st National Tour) reunited with the current Broadway members. Check out the shots below of their reunion! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Visits Toys For Tots
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays an eight-week limited engagement through December 30. Tickets are now on sale at www.AChristmasStoryTheMuscial.com or www.TicketMaster.com. The cast visited the Marine Corps Reserve 'Toys For Tots'today, and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays an eight-week limited engagement through December 30. Tickets are now on sale at www.AChristmasStoryTheMuscial.com or www.TicketMaster.com.The cast rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell today, and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE REAL KIDS of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL - Episode 2!
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2012

REAL HOUSEWIVES have some competition in THE REAL KIDS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY! Written and directed by JAKE WILSON, episode two features the kids behind A CHRISTMAS STORY: John Babbo, Zac Ballard, Grace Capeless, Zoe Considine, George Franklin, Jack Mastrianni, Sarah Min-Kyuang Park, Johnny Rabe, J.D. Rodrieguez, Analise Scarpaci, Jeremy Shinder, Luke Spring, Joe West, and Erin Dilly. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A CHRSTMAS STORY Cast Performs at JFK Airport!
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2012

The cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY,the holiday musical that began performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 7, just performed at JFK Airport as a part of the American Airlines Broadway series. The eight-week limited engagement runs through December 30. Check out their performance below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE REAL KIDS of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL - Episode 1!
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2012

REAL HOUSEWIVES have some competition in THE REAL KIDS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY! Featuring the kids behind A CHRISTMAS STORY - Johnny Rabe, John Babbo, Zac Ballard, Grace Capeless, Zoe Considine, George Franklin, Jack Matrianni, Sarah Min-Kyuang Park, Alexa Niziak, JR Rodriguez, Jeremy Shinder, Luke Spring and Joe West - with producer John Mara Jr. and Eddie Korbich (who plays 'Santa' in the show), the series kicked off with an introduction episode. View it below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Katy Perry & John Mayer Visit A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays an eight-week limited engagement through December 30. Tickets are now on sale at www.AChristmasStoryTheMuscial.com or www.TicketMaster.com. Katy Perry and John Mayor just visited the show and you can check out photos of them backstage below! (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY Performs on GMA
by TV News Desk - Dec 06, 2012

The cast of the Broadway musical A CHRISTMAS STORY sang a holiday medley of songs on yesterday's 'Good Morning America' on ABC. Check out the performance below! (more...)

Cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY Performs on GMA Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2012

Today, December 5th, ABC's 'Good Morning America' will air a special performance from the cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY, the Broadway musical. The holiday musical began performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 7. The eight-week limited engagement runs through December 30. (more...)

Cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY to Perform on GMA, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

On Wednesday, December 5th, ABC's 'Good Morning America' will air a special performance from the cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY, the Broadway musical. The holiday musical began performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 7. The eight-week limited engagement runs through December 30. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A CHRISTMAS STORY Performs on THE VIEW!
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays and eight-week limited engagement through December 30. The cast just performed on 'The View' and you can check out the performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Darren Criss Visits A CHRISTMAS STORY!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

This weekend, Darren Criss, of TV's Glee and Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, visited New York City and took in a performance of A Christmas Story before meeting and posing with the cast backstage. Look below for pictures of Darren with the stars of A Christmas Story! (more...)

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