Ghostlight Records News

Andrea Martin Returns to Tony Award-Winning Role in Broadway's PIPPIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN welcomes back Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the production, for 24 performances only, today, September 2nd, through Sunday September 21st. (more...)

Breaking: Matthew James Thomas Takes Over PIPPIN for Denver Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role of PIPPIN in the current 2013 Tony Award winning revival, will perform the role of PIPPIN when the show launches its tour in Denver on September 6 and will play the entire Denver engagement. Kyle Selig will be taking a medical leave of absence for vocal rest from thePIPPIN tour. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). PIPPIN plays The Buell Theatre September 6 through 20 only (Media Night: Sept.10). Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org or by calling 303.893.4100. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown & Kelli O'Hara to Open Up About THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Sirius XM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Tune in to SiriusXM Radio 'On Broadway' Channel 72 on Labor Day (Monday, September 1) at 12:00 pm EST for an exclusive broadcast on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of this year's 'Best Score' Tony Award winner, The Bridges of Madison County from Ghostlight Records. The special program will feature never-before-heard song-by-song commentary from the show's three-time Tony-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown and leading lady Kelli O'Hara. An encore presentation will air at 8:00 pm EST. SiriusXM is available on radios, in vehicles, online and via apps for mobile devices. A free listening trial is available at www.siriusxm.com. (more...)

NEWSIES' John Dossett Crowned King in PIPPIN, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Beginning tonight, August 26th, John Dossett will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' (more...)

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Launch Extended Residency at The Carlyle this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch back to Bemelmans Bar for an extended Sunday night residency. The upcoming performances will build upon their recent run of shows in the intimate, storied New York City lounge, favorites not only of music fans and critics, but also of fellow artists. Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch shows are a place where some of the city's foremost entertainers go to commune with their own-and sometimes sit-in for a song or two-on their nights off. The pair will be at Bemelmans with their evening of swinging standards Sunday nights, September 7-28; November 2-December 28. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Extends Through November at Princess of Wales Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON, and The Nederlander Organization, announced today that due to popular demand, four additional weeks of performances - now through November 30, have been added to the Toronto engagement. Tickets for the new block of performances will be available to Front of The Line by American Express cardmembers in advance on Monday August 25 through Tuesday September 2 at 10PM. Tickets are available by visiting Mirvish.com, or by calling TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. There is a 12 ticket limit for the entire run of THE BOOK OF MORMON in Toronto. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PIPPIN National Tour's Kyle Selig Shows Fans a Day in Life as Pippin in Anticipation of Denver Opening
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2014

Kyle Selig stars as Pippin in the new national touring production of PIPPIN that launches in Denver on Sept. 6. Kyle sent his selfie video series, JOIN US: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PIPPIN that The Denver Center for the Performing Arts put together into a vlog to show fans a fun day in the life of Kyle and his show. In this video, he meets up with castmates (including Leading Player Sasha Allen), jugglers and even some comic sleight of video hand. Get a first look into rehearsals. Enjoy the view. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON's Gavin Creel to Make Provincetown Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Two-time Tony Award Nominee Gavin Creel will make his long-awaited Provincetown debut with the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series on September 5 and 6 at 7:00 PM featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to Providence Performing Arts Center in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the Tony Award-winning hit BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on Tuesday, September 15 - Sunday, September 20, 2015. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Return to Provincetown's Art House, 8/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

When Cheyenne Jackson made his debut in the Broadway @ The Art House series hosted by Seth Rudetsky last month, the Cape Cod Times called him 'a singer with tremendous style' and raved that 'his vocal range goes deep for Elvis-like tunes but can flip to a high, yowling falsetto' and 'his dance moves go from sultry to hip-swiveling rock.' On the heels of selling-out all three of his July 4th holiday weekend shows in Provincetown, he has announced a return to The Art House for Labor Day weekend of August 29, 30, 31 at 7:00 PM by popular demand. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky will join him again as pianist and host. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, James Monroe Iglehart and More Join Seth Rudetsky's NOT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL Benefit for MS 245, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky will host and music direct a benefit concert at 42West on Sunday August 24th called Not Since High School. The concert, which will begin at 7:30, will showcase Broadway performers singing the classic roles they played as teens while wearing braces and/or breaking out. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky Heading to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Sirius/XM radio's Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, is bringing his hilarious one-man show - Seth's Big Fat Broadway - to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, September 13 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 14 (7 p.m.). Seth's Big Fat Broadway is described as a combination of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' and 'The Daily Show.' The 90-minute tour-de-force features his trademark 'deconstructions,' in which Rudetsky uses his audio/video collection to break down brilliant performances from beloved Broadway divas (Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley) as well as showcase mind-boggling videos like The Osmonds singing a medley from Fiddler On The Roof or Cher performing all of West Side Story. Seriously. This award-winning show recently played to a sold-out crowd in London where it received 5-star reviews and was called 'blindingly brilliant' 'unmissably fantastic' 'hysterical', a 'must-see'! Tickets for Seth Rudetsky range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Single Tickets Go on Sale 9/13 in Kitchener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards , including Best Musical, and Broadway Across Canada announced today that single tickets will go on sale Saturday September 13 at 10:00am in Kitchener (more...)

PIPPIN Finds Its Next King! NEWSIES' John Dossett to Join Cast as 'Charles'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Beginning Tuesday, August 26th, John Dossett will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Tony Award winner John Rubinstein departs the production on Sunday, August 24 to join the national tour, which launches September 6 in Denver, CO. (more...)

Keen Company's 15th Season to Feature Kathleen Chalfant in A WALK IN THE WOODS and Revival of JOHN & JEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced that their 2014 - '15 season will begin with the first major New York revival of Lee Blessing's A Walk In The Woods starring Kathleen Chalfant and Paul Niebanck, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. It will be followed in the spring by a rare revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Lippa and Greenwald. (more...)

New York Pops Musical Director Steven Reineke to Host KELLI O'HARA AND FRIENDS at 54 Below in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

On Monday, October 6 54 Below will host 'Kelli O'Hara and Friends', with a champagne reception at 5:30pm and dinner and a performance at 6:30pm. Kelli O'Hara will be performing, along with Bridges of Madison County costar Steven Pasquale and a number of other surprise guests. It will be hosted by the New York Pops' musical director, Steven Reineke, and proceeds will support the PopsEd programs at Ronald McDonald House New York. (more...)

Melanie Griffith to Join PIPPIN in January?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

In an interview with IndieWire.com, the Hawaii Five-O actress revealed that she would be doing many things to stay active including the Broadway musical. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' A SECOND CHANCE (Original Cast Recording) Jazzes Life's Hardships
by David Clarke - Aug 07, 2014

I've come to embrace the idea that a life well lived is filled with its fair share of second chances and new beginnings. For Ted Shen's A SECOND CHANCE audiences were introduced to Dan and Jenna, both are living in crisis. A SECOND CHANCE opened to mixed reviews at the Public Theater, and now Ghostlight Records has released the schmaltzy jazz musical's original cast recording, which is worth listening to. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In the Recording Studio with Brian and Diane Sutherland for The Public's A SECOND CHANCE
by Stage Tube - Aug 06, 2014

The Ghostlight Records original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE is available online and in stores as of yesterday, August 5. Check out 'Making of the Cast Recording' - featuring exclusive studio footage and interviews with the cast and creators - below! (more...)

Megan Hilty Set to Return to Provincetown's Art House Later This Month!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Megan Hilty, was a breakout star of NBC's "Smash" and starred on Broadway in "Wicked" and "9 to 5: The Musical." She most recently starred as Liz on NBC's "Sean Saves The World" with Sean Hayes of "Will & Grace" fame. She returns to the original Broadway @ The Art House series this month by popular demand after her sold-out debut run at the theater last summer. She will be joined by husband and fellow Broadway star Brian Gallagher on guitar August 13, 14, 15 & 18, and will be joined by series host and SiriusXM star Seth Rudetsky at piano on August 16 & 17. For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

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