Jenni Barber News

Justin Guarini & Mary Testa Set to Host IMAGINE Concert to Benefit Brian Werbel Memorial Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

IMAGINE: A Concert of Hope, a benefit concert to raise funds to benefit Cancer Research through the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, will take place on Monday, September 8th at 8:00 pm (le) poisson rouge (158 Bleecker St.). All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.uhgiving.org/uh-giving/get-involved/fundraising-events-and-programs/imagine. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

Fall PBS Specials Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, PORGY & BESS, SWEENEY TODD, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, CATS & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in September with 11 weekly programs featuring classic Broadway hits, music from around the country and a theater performance by award-winning actor Nathan Lane. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/12-7/13/2014
by - Jul 13, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch WICKED's New Leads Defy Gravity in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2014

This week's event was hosted by BUYER & CELLAR's Barrett Foa and featured performances from the cast of WICKED, including Chrstine Dwyer, Jenni Barber and Justin Guarini. Click below to watch clips from 'Popular,' 'As Long as You're Mine,' and 'The Wizard and I.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK is Back for the Summer with Casts of IF/THEN, ROCKY, WICKED & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 11, 2014

This week's event was hosted by BUYER & CELLAR's Barrett Foa and featured performances from STOMP (Jason Mills, Alan Asuncion, Manny Osoria, Marivaldo Dos Santos, Dustin Elsea, Chafic Saad, Penny Wendtlandt, and Kris Lee), ROCKY (Andy Karl,Margo Seibert, Terence Archie, Wallace Smith, David Macdonald, Sasha Hutchings, Vasthy Mompoint and Kristin Piro), WICKED (Chrstine Dwyer, Jenni Barber and Justin Guarini), and IF/THEN (LaChanze, Jenn Colella, James Snyder, Tamika Lawrence, and Jackie Burns). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big event below! (more...)

BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK 2014 Kicks Off Tomorrow with Andy Karl, Justin Guarini, LaChanze & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The best of Broadway will be presented FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with "106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2014" - a lunchtime series kicking off tomorrow, July 10 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 14th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through August 14. Co-presenters for this year's 106.7 LITE FM'S Broadway in Bryant Park are NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Visit Sarasota County. (more...)

Exclusive STAGE TUBE: Nathan Lane, Douglas Carter Beane & Jack O'Brien Talk Gay Life and THE NANCE!
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, is currently playing in more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run during Gay Pride Week in many cities. In The Nance, celebrated playwright Douglas Carter Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in the twilight of New York burlesque's era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930's New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life. In the video below, the star, director, and writer of 'The Nance' discuss how gay life and theater have changed since the golden age of burlesque. (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane Hits to U.S. Theaters Today!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning today, June 23, 2014, during Gay Pride Week in many cities. In The Nance, celebrated playwright Douglas Carter Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in the twilight of New York burlesque's era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930's New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life. This presentation is made possible by Screenvision, a leading innovator in cinema advertising, and Lincoln Center, the world's leading performing arts center. (more...)

Trailer Released For Nathan Lane In THE NANCE, Coming To Theaters 6/23
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 11, 2014

A preliminary sneak peek of two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Nathan Lane in the trailer for the forthcoming movie theater showing of his highly acclaimed recent stage hit THE NANCE is now available to view. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Christine Dwyer & Jenni Barber Celebrate WICKED's 10th Anniversary at 2014 Tony Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 08, 2014

WICKED's Christine Dwyer and Jenni Barber brought a little bit of Oz to the 2014 Tony Awards in celebration of the show's 10th Anniversary, with a performance of 'For Good.' Check it out below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014


Leslie Uggams, Kate Shindle, Hinton Battle & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

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...)

Jane Lynch, Alice Ripley, Justin Guarini, Marilyn Maye and More Set for 54 Below, June-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

This June, July and August, 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. (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane Heading to U.S. Theaters This June
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning June 23, 2014 (more...)

THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane, to Air on PBS's Live from Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Nathan Lane's Tony-winning performance in last season's THE NANCE will air on PBS next year as part of the Live From Lincoln Center series 40th season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BEAUTIFUL's Actors Fund Benefit Performance!
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2014

Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, just gave an added performance to benefit The Actors Fund last night, April 27 at 8:00 PM. The company of Beautiful donated their time and talent for the performance, for an audience which included cast members from current Broadway shows and other areas of the entertainment community. All proceeds will go to The Actors Fund, which helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New Stars of WICKED on Broadway - Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

WICKED welcomed new cast members to the Broadway blockbuster at the end of last month, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the new company below! (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

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

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet with Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons & More at the Roundabout Spring Gala
by Walter McBride - Mar 11, 2014

Last night, Roundabout Theatre Company honored Sam Mendes with the Jason Roberts Award for Excellence in Theatre. The criterion for this award is to have made an 'indelible impact on the theatre world.' The award was named after the founder of Roundabout and is given each year in remembrance of his own impact on the theatre world. BroadwayWorld wa sthere for the special night and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

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