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Musical Marrieds Vocalist NINA HENNESSEY and Drummer RAY MARCHICA Bring Jazz Show to BIRDLAND, 8/2 at 6 pmMusical Marrieds Vocalist NINA HENNESSEY and Drummer RAY MARCHICA Bring Jazz Show to BIRDLAND, 8/2 at 6 pm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

One of the New York nightclub and cabaret scene's most talented couple--Vocalist/Actress Nina Hennessey and Drummer Ray Marchica--have been booked by Birdland, New York's premier jazz club, for a special show on August 2 at 6 pm (doors open at 5 pm). The married musical team has put together a stellar band for this set of jazzy standards, including Sean Harkness on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and Bob Quaranta on piano. The show will also feature Award-Winning vocalist Marissa Mulder as a special guest. To purchase tickets, go to: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/919343 (more...)

The Alden in McLean Sets 2015-16 Season of Comedy, Dance, Theatre, Magic and MoreThe Alden in McLean Sets 2015-16 Season of Comedy, Dance, Theatre, Magic and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Alden in McLean announces its upcoming season of national and international touring artists. Professional artists from the worlds of comedy, dance, theatre, music, jugging, children's theatre and more will visit the 383-seat performing arts venue located inside the Beltway and minutes from downtown DC. (more...)

Christian McBride & Pat Metheny Coming to NJPAC, 9/17Christian McBride & Pat Metheny Coming to NJPAC, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents a must-see event for music fans! Twenty-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny (“Last Train Home”) appears in concert and conversation with Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride. Thursday, September 17, 2015 7:30 PM at Victoria Theater. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYReview Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by Review Roundups - Jul 16, 2015

Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, THE WILD PARTY opened last night, July 15, at New York City Center. FUN HOME Tony winner Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Wild, Wild After Party- THE WILD PARTY Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: A Wild, Wild After Party- THE WILD PARTY Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Jul 16, 2015

Led by Tony winner Sutton Foster, Encores! Off-Center's presentation of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party also features Steven Pasquale (who made his New York stage debut and understudied the role of Burrs in the MTC production of The Wild Party), Ryan Andes, Brandon Victor Dixon, Foster's YOUNGER co-star Miriam Shor, Joaquina Kalukango and Talene Monahon, along with Renee Albulario, Penelope Armstead-Williams, James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita R. Miller, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock, Britton Smith, Ryan Steele and Samantha Sturm. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Queenie and Company Take Opening Night Bows at Encores! THE WILD PARTYPhoto Coverage: Queenie and Company Take Opening Night Bows at Encores! THE WILD PARTY
by Walter McBride - Jul 16, 2015

Led by Tony winner Sutton Foster, Encores! Off-Center's presentation of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party also features Steven Pasquale (who made his New York stage debut and understudied the role of Burrs in the MTC production of The Wild Party), Ryan Andes, Brandon Victor Dixon, Foster's YOUNGER co-star Miriam Shor, Joaquina Kalukango and Talene Monahon, along with Renee Albulario, Penelope Armstead-Williams, James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita R. Miller, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock, Britton Smith, Ryan Steele and Samantha Sturm. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night bows below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale and More Get Crazy in Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYSTAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale and More Get Crazy in Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2015

Andrew Lippa's tragic Jazz Age love story The Wild Party follows party girl Queenie (two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster) over the course of one decadent, booze-soaked night as she and her lover Burrs (Steven Pasquale) throw the party to end all parties-with a guest list of vaudevillians, hookers, and a handsome stranger (Brandon Victor Dixon) who offers Queenie the hope of a less tawdry life. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Video Of Darren Criss's Sexy Photo Shoot For Broadway Style GuideBehind The Scenes Video Of Darren Criss's Sexy Photo Shoot For Broadway Style Guide
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2015

Get a look at a sexy photo shoot with Darren Criss! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale, Miriam Shor & More Take City Center in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYPhoto Flash: Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale, Miriam Shor & More Take City Center in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

Sutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City CenterSutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, THE WILD PARTY will run tonight, July 15, through July 18 at New York City Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Joyous, Crowd-Pleasing KINKY BOOTSBWW Reviews: A Joyous, Crowd-Pleasing KINKY BOOTS
by Misha Davenport - Jul 10, 2015

The national tour of KINKY BOOTS returns to Chicago with all the energy, heart and soul of the original pre-Broadway tryout in tact. (more...)

BWW TV: Raise the Rehearsal Room Roof with the Cast of Encores! THE WILD PARTY!BWW TV: Raise the Rehearsal Room Roof with the Cast of Encores! THE WILD PARTY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2015

Led by Tony winner Sutton Foster, Encores! Off-Center's upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY also features Steven Pasquale (who made his New York stage debut and understudied the role of Burrs in the MTC production of THE WILD PARTY), Brandon Victor Dixon, Foster's YOUNGER co-star Miriam Shor, Joaquina Kalukango and Talene Monahon, along with Renee Albulario, Ryan Andes, Penelope Armstead-Williams,James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita R. Miller, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock,Britton Smith, Ryan Steele and Samantha Sturm. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the rehearsal room with the cast below! (more...)

THE LION KING Gets a New 'Mufasa' & 'Simba' Starting TomorrowTHE LION KING Gets a New 'Mufasa' & 'Simba' Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Welcome to the pride! L. Steven Taylor and Jelani Remy will join Broadway's The Lion King as its leading men -- father and son Mufasa and Simba, respectively -- starting tomorrow, July 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale, Miriam Shor & More in Rehearsal for Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYPhoto Flash: Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale, Miriam Shor & More in Rehearsal for Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Led by Tony winner Sutton Foster, Encores! Off-Center's upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY also features Steven Pasquale (who made his New York stage debut and understudied the role of Burrs in the MTC production of THE WILD PARTY), Brandon Victor Dixon, Foster's YOUNGER co-star Miriam Shor, Joaquina Kalukango and Talene Monahon, along with Renee Albulario, Ryan Andes, Penelope Armstead-Williams,James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita R. Miller, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock,Britton Smith, Ryan Steele and Samantha Sturm. (more...)

John Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps InJohn Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps In
by Jessica Showers - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned John Ellison Conlee, Tony nominee for THE FULL MONTY, has had to depart Encores! Off-Center's upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY due to a scheduling conflict. Ryan Andes, who last starred on TV in PETER PAN LIVE! and in Broadway's BIG FISH, steps in. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kyle Riabko & Cast of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Rock Menier Chocolate FactoryPhoto Flash: Kyle Riabko & Cast of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Rock Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory  recently confirmed the international cast - hailing from across the UK, US and Canada, for the UK premiere of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined. Burt Bacharach's celebrated songbook is given an exciting new interpretation with Kyle Riabko's thrillingly original musical arrangement. This show, directed by Oliver Award-winner Steven Hoggett, is a dynamic 90-minute non-stop musical journey in which the 27-year-old Riabko leads a talented group of young performers through Bacharach's classic melodies, blending nostalgia and innovation, where generations old and new can revel in the joy of these hits as if for the very first time. (more...)

MetroStar Extends 2015 Submissions DeadlineMetroStar Extends 2015 Submissions Deadline
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The 2015 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' is extending its deadline for applications to July 4 and adding new mentoring to help competitors up their games during the 7-week contest. The eighth annual edition of the summer tradition runs for seven consecutive Mondays, from July 6 through August 17.  All contestants must certify that they will be available to compete throughout the jury-and audience-voted, elimination-round competition. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015
by - Jun 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 28, 2015 - Sunday, June 28, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/15- DREAMGIRLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/15- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2015

Today in 1987, the FIRST Broadway revival of Dreamgirls opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 177 performances. Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams', who become music superstars. The musical opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006. The 1987 cast featured Lillias White as 'Effie.' (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Summer Jamfest Continues 7/18 with Al Chez and the Brothers of FunkCentenary Stage Company's Summer Jamfest Continues 7/18 with Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Centenary Stage Company's annual Summer Jamfest continues on Saturday July 18 at 8pm in the Sitnik Theater with Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk. With the resurgence of 'funk' music made popular by such commercial success as 'Uptown Funk' by Bruno Mars, Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk are on the front-lines of reinventing the genre. This high energy band, (which features sisters too) averages 15 amazing talented cats from the NY area. Along with unique musical arrangements of Rock-Soul-Jazz-Blues-Standards and original tunes, front man Al Chez stratospheric trumpet playing and soulful vocals, make for a magical memorable show. (more...)

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