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Photo Flash: First Look at Mitchell Brunings and More in Center Stage's World Premiere of MARLEYPhoto Flash: First Look at Mitchell Brunings and More in Center Stage's World Premiere of MARLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The world premiere production of MARLEY, the first original musical based on both the life and music of Bob Marley, began rehearsals March 24 at Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland. MARLEY is now running through June 14.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

Mitchell Brunings Leads World Premiere Bob Marley Musical, Beginning Tonight at Center StageMitchell Brunings Leads World Premiere Bob Marley Musical, Beginning Tonight at Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The world premiere production of MARLEY, the first original musical based on both the life and music of Bob Marley, began rehearsals March 24 at Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland. MARLEY begins tonight, May 8, and runs now through June 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Odom Jr., Ty Jones, WITNESS UGANDA and More at Classical Theatre of Harlem's 15th Anniversary BenefitPhoto Flash: Leslie Odom Jr., Ty Jones, WITNESS UGANDA and More at Classical Theatre of Harlem's 15th Anniversary Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Theater and Harlem luminaries converged on the Apollo Theater Soundstage on Monday to mark the 15th anniversary of The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director; David Roberts, Managing Director). Hosted by actor Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, Law & Order: SVU, Person of Interest andSmash), CTH's 15th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit Concert featured the New York premiere of songs from the eagerly anticipated off-Broadway musical Witness Ugandaby Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Single Tickets Go on Sale This Sunday for Goodspeed's 'RELATIVITY', MY PARIS and INDIAN JOESingle Tickets Go on Sale This Sunday for Goodspeed's 'RELATIVITY', MY PARIS and INDIAN JOE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

?Be a part of it! Audiences at The Norma Terris Theatre not only see the hottest new shows first but they help shape the next big musical. Tickets go on sale for this intimate theater on Sunday and ticket seekers are encouraged to call early for great seats. Don't miss your chance to experience each of the three fantastic musicals set for the 2015 season at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Connecticut - Goodspeed's home for new musicals. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. on March 29th to offer single ticket deals for three unique and compelling musicals: The Theory of Relativity, it's about connection; My Paris, it's about Toulouse-Lautrec; and Indian Joe, it's about unexpected family. (more...)

New Musical THE FIRST NOEL and More Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem's 15th Anniversary SeasonNew Musical THE FIRST NOEL and More Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem's 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) announces plans for its landmark 2015 season. The Harlem-based American theatre company will present its 15th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit Concert this spring, featuring songs from the eagerly anticipated musical Witness Uganda, winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2014 Richard Rodgers Production Award for Musical Theater; a free summer production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest; and the winter holiday world premiere of a new CTH-commissioned musical, The First Noel. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Danielle Hope & More Set for 54 Below This WeekAnnaleigh Ashford, Danielle Hope & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Joshua Henry and Alysha Umphress Bring ROMANTIC DUETS to 54 Below TonightJoshua Henry and Alysha Umphress Bring ROMANTIC DUETS to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Alysha Umphress and Joshua Henry perform ROMANTIC DUETS at 54 Below tonight, February 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 9-15, Featuring Alysha Umphress, Joshua Henry, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 9-15, Featuring Alysha Umphress, Joshua Henry, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 8, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Alysha Umphress & Joshua Henry: Romantic Duets; If It Only Even Runs a Minute: 14th Edition; The Lost Boys: Live!; A Very Broadway Valentine's Day: Featuring Alysha Umphress & Santino Fontana; and It's Only Love: An Evening of Broadway Love Songs. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: In the Kitchen at 54 Below- with Joshua Henry & Alysha UmphressBWW TV Exclusive: In the Kitchen at 54 Below- with Joshua Henry & Alysha Umphress
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2015

On February 9 (7PM) two time Tony nominee Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys, Violet) and critically acclaimed star of the current hit Broadway revival of On The Town Alysha Umphress come together just in time for Valentine's Day to offer a evening of love songs ranging from Adam Guettel to Ray Charles. The two met doing the Broadway production of American Idiot and have been scheming to do a concert together ever since. Four years later it's happening and you'd be silly to miss it! With special arrangements by the uber talented Jeff Blumenkrantz and musical direction by Jason Michael Webb. Warm up this February with two of the most gorgeous, exciting voices of Broadway today. For tickets, visit: http://54below.com In anticipation of the concert, BroadwayWorld is excited to take you behind the scenes at 54 Below, as Henry and Umphress help chef Lynn Bound in creating a special dish for the big night. Click below to check out the exclusive episode of IN THE KITCHEN AT 54 BELOW! (more...)

Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksBen Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February and March 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Brings a Torch to Carols For A CureExclusive Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Brings a Torch to Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld is excited to continue our exclusive photo coverage of the recording sessions for this year's album with the cast of The Phantom of the Opera, who sing 'Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella.' Check out photos of cast members Bill Kazden, Laird Mackintosh, Nathan Patrick Morgan, Arlo Hill, Rose Mary Taylor and more below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with MOTOWN Cast for Carols for a Cure!Exclusive Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with MOTOWN Cast for Carols for a Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 27, 2014

The 2014 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16 is on sale now! This 2-disc, annual CD of original and traditional holiday music features stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up, and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16 can be ordered for only $25 through BC/EFA at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770 x238 Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST. Volumes from previous seasons are available, too (check online or call for price). BroadwayWorld is excited to continue our exclusive photo coverage of the recording sessions for this year's album with the cast of Motown, who sing 'Another Christmas Eve' and 'I Am Here.' Check out photos of cast members Crystal Joy, Rebecca E. Covington, Dionne D. Figgins, Marva Hicks, Moeisha McGill and more below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA Cast Brings a Little Christmas to Carols For A Cure!Exclusive Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA Cast Brings a Little Christmas to Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld is excited to continue our exclusive photo coverage of the recording sessions for this year's album with the cast of Cinderella who sing 'Christmas Cinderella.' Check out photos of cast members Judy Kaye, Sherri Shepard and more below! (more...)

Perez Hilton Records Song for 2014 BROADWAY'S CAROLS FOR A CUREPerez Hilton Records Song for 2014 BROADWAY'S CAROLS FOR A CURE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Celebrity gossip blogger and Broadway fan Perez Hilton has added his voice to the 2014 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16, the annual holiday music CD which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. The song "My Simple Christmas Wish," with music and lyrics by David Friedman, was suggested for Hilton by well-known voice teacher Liz Caplan, because the song's hook is "I wanna be rich, famous and powerful…" Perez Hilton began recording every year for Broadway's Carols for a Cure in 2012, when he made his New York stage debut in the comical off-Broadway revue "NEWSical the Musical." (more...)

Nicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman and Jeremy Pope Star in West Coast Premiere of CHOIR BOY, Beginning Tonight at the GeffenNicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman and Jeremy Pope Star in West Coast Premiere of CHOIR BOY, Beginning Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of Choir Boy. This new production -- featuring gospel music -- will highlight several performers from the Manhattan Theatre Club run. Nicholas L. Ashe and Grantham Coleman will join the previously announced Jeremy Pope. (more...)

Alliance Theatre, Actor's Express, Serenbe's OKLAHOMA! and More Among 2013-14 Suzi Bass Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for 11/3Alliance Theatre, Actor's Express, Serenbe's OKLAHOMA! and More Among 2013-14 Suzi Bass Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Suzi Bass Awards, Inc. revealed nominations for the 2013-2014 Atlanta professional theatrical season this evening to theatre patrons and industry artists. The Suzi Nomination Party, which rotates venues, was hosted this year by Actor's Express in the King Plow Arts Center of Atlanta. Guest announcers included performers Christy Baggett, Laura Cole, Danielle Deadwyler, and Tess Malis Kincaid. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh Makes 54 Below with VINTAGE POP SOUL TonightSaycon Sengbloh Makes 54 Below with VINTAGE POP SOUL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Saycon Sengbloh for the first time ever for two-nights of 'Vintage Pop Soul' tonight, August 13 at 7pm and August 29 at 11pm. (more...)

Nicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman and Jeremy Pope to Star in West Coast Premiere of CHOIR BOY at the Geffen This FallNicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman and Jeremy Pope to Star in West Coast Premiere of CHOIR BOY at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the complete cast for the West Coast premiere of Choir Boy. This new production -- featuring gospel music -- will highlight several performers from the Manhattan Theatre Club run. Nicholas L. Ashe and Grantham Coleman will join the previously announced Jeremy Pope. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh to Make 54 Below with VINTAGE POP SOUL, 8/13 & 29Saycon Sengbloh to Make 54 Below with VINTAGE POP SOUL, 8/13 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Saycon Sengbloh for the first time ever for two-nights of "Vintage Pop Soul" August 13 at 7pm and August 29 at 11pm. (more...)

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