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BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Gets Inappropriate for Ninth Anniversary!BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Gets Inappropriate for Ninth Anniversary!
by Ben Cameron - Jun 26, 2017

Time really does fly, especially when you're having fun. And, let's be honest, we have a lot of fun at Broadway Sessions. So much so that nine years has flown by ever so quickly. And what better way to celebrate nine years of hurt special brand of musical theatre mania than with an "Inappropriate" Anniversary Show. We welcomed back a roster of Broadway Sessions favorites to share wildly inappropriate tunes and memories. The results were memorable, well, for most of our audience at least ;) (more...)

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE to Perform with Broadway Talent at Mets Pride, NYC Pride and MoreBROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE to Perform with Broadway Talent at Mets Pride, NYC Pride and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

To celebrate 'Unstoppable', Broadway Sings for Pride's upcoming 7th annual Pride concert on Monday, June 26th and to kickoff New York City Pride, Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) will sing at events throughout the New York's boroughs! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: It's May!!! at Broadway Sessions Open MicBWW TV Exclusive: It's May!!! at Broadway Sessions Open Mic
by Ben Cameron - May 8, 2017

That's right, it's the month we want. It's MAYYYYYY!!!! And we sprung into a spring with our All Open Mic celebration. Once a month we shine the spotlight on up and comers with songs and their hearts, and boy did they bring their A-GAME. The night featured rising star Larry Whitfield and returning starlets including Melissa Modifer, Julia Nightingale, JR Bruno and Brazilian ingenue Carol Baptista. We also saw several new faces who did NOT disappoint. Check out the beauty that blossomed here... (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: A BRONX TALE Boogies Down at Broadway SessionsBWW TV Exclusive: A BRONX TALE Boogies Down at Broadway Sessions
by Ben Cameron - May 3, 2017

Cast members from A Bronx Tale boogied on down to Broadway Sessions on a recent Thursday night. Stars Ariana DeBose, Bradley Gibson, Christiani Pitts and Kirstin Tucker gave us some insight into the kind of talent that keeps the box office burning up over on Belmont Avenue. Cast members tested their Alan Menken musical knowledge and even got our audience up and dancing Bronx Tale-style. The evening also featured performances by Broadway vet JR Bruno and vocalist Lillian Andrea de Leon. Check out highlights here. (more...)

A BRONX TALE Stars Set for This Week's BROADWAY SESSIONSA BRONX TALE Stars Set for This Week's BROADWAY SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

This Thursday night, April 20th, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from A Bronx Tale and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Opening Tonight at NC TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Opening Tonight at NC Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

North Carolina Theatre presents Monty Python's Spamalot, the first show of their 2016/17 Season. Leading the quest as 'King Arthur' is Jeff McCarthy (Broadway: Side Show, Chicago, Urinetown, Beauty and the Beast). James Ludwig (Broadway: Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) will star as 'Sir Robin', and the show will also feature Ta'Rea Campbell as 'The Lady of the Lake' (Broadway: Book of Mormon, Little Shop of Horrors Tour: Sister Act). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Brett Schrier Teaches Broadway Playground Master Class in Milwaukee This WeekendBrett Schrier Teaches Broadway Playground Master Class in Milwaukee This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Direct from New York, Broadway Playground provides local opportunity this weekend, June 25 and 26. Broadway Playground is heading to the Milwaukee area to offer Musical Theatre Audition Workshop for local performers of all ages. (more...)

Brett Schrier to Teach Broadway Playground Master Class in Milwaukee This JuneBrett Schrier to Teach Broadway Playground Master Class in Milwaukee This June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

Direct from New York, Broadway Playground provides local opportunity on June 25 and 26 (June 13, 2016) - Broadway Playground is heading to the Milwaukee area to offer Musical Theatre Audition Workshop for local performers of all ages. Taught by Broadway Vocal Coach/Music Director, Brett Schrier, this one-day event teaches 'inside tricks' to standing out at singing auditions - whether it's your high school musical, entrance audition for college, or taking the next step in your professional career. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham in the First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, launching in Denver from August 14-September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Gertner will join previously announced Gavin Creel as Elder Price. Samantha Marie Ware joins as Nabulungi, as well as Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham in the First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, launching in Denver from August 14-September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Gertner will join previously announced Gavin Creel as Elder Price. Samantha Marie Ware joins as Nabulungi, as well as Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi. (more...)

2012 BWW Connecticut Awards - Last Chance to Vote!2012 BWW Connecticut Awards - Last Chance to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Connecticut Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update 12/24 - Final Week to Vote!2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update 12/24 - Final Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Connecticut Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Snyder, Dennehy and More in the Lead - 12/17!2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Snyder, Dennehy and More in the Lead - 12/17!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Connecticut Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update Teal Wicks and More in the Lead - 12/10!2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update Teal Wicks and More in the Lead - 12/10!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Connecticut Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 3, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Connecticut Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the latest standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 26, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Connecticut Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BOOK OF MORMON Tour Sings 'Seasons of Love'STAGE TUBE: BOOK OF MORMON Tour Sings 'Seasons of Love'
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2012

Broadway Barre, a monthly event hosted by Kate Pazakis (South Pacific, South Park), happened last night, October 22. This month's special guests were Euan Morton (Taboo), Audra Mae (Recording Artist), Jimmy Ray Bennet (Nuclear Family), Todd Buonopane (30 Rock, Grease), and from the Book of Mormon National Tour: Michael Buchanan (The Addams Family, Cry Baby), Marisha Wallace (Rent, Sistas!), JR Bruno (West Side Story), Daniel Le Claire (Hairspray), and Samantha Marie Ware (The Lion King, Rent). In the video below, the company of Book of Mormon sings Rent's 'Seasons of Love' with solos by Kate Pazakis, Shane Scheel, and Marisha Wallace. (more...)

BROADWAY BARRE Features BOOK OF MORMON Tour Cast, Tonight 10/22BROADWAY BARRE Features BOOK OF MORMON Tour Cast, Tonight 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2012

Broadway Barre, a monthly event hosted by Kate Pazakis (South Pacific, South Park), will be presented this month on October 22 at 8PM. This month's special guests are Euan Morton (Taboo), Audra Mae (Recording Artist), Jimmy Ray Bennet (Nuclear Family), Todd Buonopane (30 Rock, Grease), and from the Book of Mormon National Tour: Michael Buchanan, Marisha Wallace, JR Bruno, Daniel le Claire, and Samantha Marie Ware. (more...)

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