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Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Anne L. Nathan & More Join Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU on Broadway!Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Anne L. Nathan & More Join Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

It Shoulda Been You producers Daryl Roth, Scott Landis, Jane Bergere and Jayne Baron Sherman announced today that Tony Award nominee Montego Glover (Memphis), Josh Grisetti (Peter and the Starcatcher), Michael X. Martin (The Bridges of Madison County), Anne L. Nathan (Once), Nick Spangler (Book of Mormon) and Chip Zien (Into the Woods) will join the cast of the new musical comedy, directed by David Hyde Pierce. They join previously announced stars Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Lisa Howard, and Edward Hibbert, forming a blissful marriage of theatrical luminaries. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Patti Murin, Ben Platt & More Set for BAND GEEKS Concert at 54 Below in JanuaryLindsay Mendez, Patti Murin, Ben Platt & More Set for BAND GEEKS Concert at 54 Below in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

On January 18th an all-star cast will bring the musical Band Geeks to life in a concert presentation at 54 Below. The 7pm & 9:30pm shows will feature Jill Abramovitz (Cinderella, It Should've Been You), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, NBC's Peter Pan Live), Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Dogfight), Ruthie Ann Miles (Here Lies Love, The King and I), Mike Millan (Piece of My Heart), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones, Fly by Night), Ben Platt (Book of Mormon, Pitch Perfect), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies, NBC's Peter Pan Live), and more to be announced soon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ben Fankhauser, Michael Mendez, and More in MILES AND ME LabPhoto Flash: Ben Fankhauser, Michael Mendez, and More in MILES AND ME Lab
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

On Monday, November 24 at 8pm, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) hosted a developmental reading of MILES & ME, a new musical with Book and Lyrics by Kendell Pinkney, and Music by Danny Abosch (Fancy Nancy, Placebo). The reading will feature Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Michael Mendez (Chaplin), and Jill Abramovitz (Cinderella) along with Jenny Rose Baker, Ally Bonino, Eric Stephenson, Jessica Kahkoska, Michael Fidalgo, and Michael Lapinsky. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Clinton Kelly, Margo Siebert, Scott Coulter and More Join Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Clinton Kelly, Margo Siebert, Scott Coulter and More Join Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

On Monday, November 17, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the return of award-winning songwriting team Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich to the historic stage. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Ben Fankhauser, Michael Mendez, and Jill Abramovitz & More Set for MILES & ME Reading on 11/24Ben Fankhauser, Michael Mendez, and Jill Abramovitz & More Set for MILES & ME Reading on 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

On Monday, November 24 at 8pm, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will host a developmental reading of MILES & ME, a new musical with Book and Lyrics by Kendell Pinkney, and Music by Danny Abosch (Fancy Nancy, Placebo),. The reading will feature Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Michael Mendez (Chaplin), and Jill Abramovitz (Cinderella) along with Jenny Rose Baker, Ally Bonino, Eric Stephenson, Jessica Kahkoska, Michael Fidalgo, and Michael Lapinsky. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, Lisa Howard, David Burtka & More Will Star in David Hyde Pierce-Helmed IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU on Broadway; Opens April 14Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, Lisa Howard, David Burtka & More Will Star in David Hyde Pierce-Helmed IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU on Broadway; Opens April 14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Producers Daryl Roth, Scott Landis, Jane Bergere, Jayne Baron Sherman and John O'Boyle announced today that It Shoulda Been You, a new musical comedy directed by David Hyde Pierce in his Broadway directorial debut, will open this spring at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). With an original book & lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative. Tony and Emmy Award-winner Tyne Daly and Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris headline a cast of Broadway favorites that also includes Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Lisa Howard, Edward Hibbert and Steve Rosen. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, begins previews on Broadway on March 17, 2015, with an opening night date set for Tuesday, April 14, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- In Rehearsal with Brad Alexander for Theatreworks USA's LILLY'S BIG DAY!BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- In Rehearsal with Brad Alexander for Theatreworks USA's LILLY'S BIG DAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2014

This week's featured composer is Brad Alexander, whose children's musical Lilly's Big Day opens at The Kaye Playhouse on October 18th! Brad adapted the popular children's story by Kevin Henkes with director Kevin Del Aguila as part of Theatreworks USA's musical revue Fly Guy & Other Stories. Theatreworks USA is America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences, with an unparalleled roster of distinguished alumni. For tickets to Lilly's Big Day, and other shows in Fly Guy and Other Stories, visit http://www.theatreworksusa.org/show_detail.cfm?show=1585 (more...)

Photo Coverage: Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler Play 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler Play 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 13, 2014

Award-winning songwriters Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler ('Taylor the Latte Boy', 'Alto's Lament', Ever After) brought their their vivacious, eclectic, romantic, and seriously funny songbook to 54 Below last night, June 12. Check out coverage of their performance below! (more...)

Emily Bergl, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below this WeekEmily Bergl, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 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...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/7-6/8/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/7-6/8/2014
by - Jun 8, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 8, 2014 - Sunday, June 8, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY - Season 3, Episode 8 Season Finale!BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY - Season 3, Episode 8 Season Finale!
by SUBMISSIONS ONLY - Jun 8, 2014

In the season finale, another month has passed and 'Jeremy's Fort' is now closed, allowing Penny (Kate Wetherhead) to explore her career options . Agnes (Marilyn Sokol) delivers some news to Tim (Colin Hanlon) and Gail (Lindsay Nicole Chambers), who later attend the presentation of Vincent Savio's (Nehal Joshi) 'Light Me Up!' reading. Steven (Stephen Bienskie) and Cameron's (Max von Essen) engagement party brings everyone together in celebration. Guest stars for Episode 8 include Judith Light, Thomas Schumacher, Jenn Colella, Lucas Papaelias and Kimiko Glenn. The episode will also feature an original song, 'Kind of Crazy,' written by Jill Abramovitz and Brad Alexander and sung by 'The X Factor's Rachel Potter. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Season 3 Finale Trailer- with Judith Light, Jenn Colella and More!BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Season 3 Finale Trailer- with Judith Light, Jenn Colella and More!
by SUBMISSIONS ONLY - Jun 6, 2014

'Submissions Only,' Broadway's favorite webseries, will air its newest and final episode of Season 3 onBroadwayWorld.com on Sunday, June 8, immediately following the Tony Awards broadcast. The season finale of Submissions Only will then be available to view on demand at any time throughout the day on Monday. Check out a trailer below! (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 3 Finale to Air Immediately After Tony Awards on BWW, 6/8SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 3 Finale to Air Immediately After Tony Awards on BWW, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

'Submissions Only,' Broadway's favorite webseries, will air its newest and final episode of Season 3 on BroadwayWorld.com on Sunday, June 8, immediately following the Tony Awards broadcast. The season finale of Submissions Only will then be available to view on demand at any time throughout the day on Monday. (more...)

VIDEO: CINDERELLA's Carly Rae Jepsen, Joe Carroll Perform '10 Minutes Ago' on TodayVIDEO: CINDERELLA's Carly Rae Jepsen, Joe Carroll Perform '10 Minutes Ago' on Today
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2014

As part of TODAY's 'Best of Broadway' series the cast of CINDERELLA performed the song '10 Minutes Ago' from the production. (more...)

NYC Composer/Lyricist Andre Catrini Presents Original Work in Upcoming Concert, 3/31NYC Composer/Lyricist Andre Catrini Presents Original Work in Upcoming Concert, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

On March 31st, Andre is presenting a concert of his original work at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, downstairs at the West Bank Cafe. (more...)

Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher Extend Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/8Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher Extend Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The two newest stars of the Tony Award-winning musical CINDERELLA on Broadway - Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and the Emmy-nominated Fran Drescher - will extend their engagements in the hit musical several more weeks through June 8, it has been announced by producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis. The two stars - both of whom have made their Broadway debuts as Cinderella and her wicked stepmother, respectively - were originally scheduled to conclude their runs in CINDERELLA next month. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carly Rae Jepsen & Fran Drescher Together in CINDERELLA!Photo Flash: First Look at Carly Rae Jepsen & Fran Drescher Together in CINDERELLA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Mulit-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and beloved film and television star Fran Drescher will make their Broadway debuts in Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on February 4. Jepsen will play the title character and Drescher will play her wicked stepmother, Madame. Beginning its second year on Broadway, CINDERELLA plays the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the duo below! (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway's CINDERELLA Announces Casting Update: Joe Carroll to Succeed Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark Will ReturnBreaking News: Broadway's CINDERELLA Announces Casting Update: Joe Carroll to Succeed Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark Will Return
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

The producers of the hit musical CINDERELLA on Broadway announce new cast members who will join the company in the coming weeks: starting January 28, Joe Carroll begins performances as Prince Topher, taking over the role from original cast member and Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana, who concludes his year-long run in the musical. Also beginningJanuary 28, Todd Buonopane will replace original cast member Greg Hildreth as the rebel Jean-Michel; and CINDERELLA ensemble member Stephanie Gibson will replace Marla Mindelle as stepsister Gabrielle. On January 21, Tony Award winner Victoria Clark will return as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother Marie, which she originated and for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Tony nominee Rebecca Luker has performed the role of Marie since September. (more...)

Breaking News: Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen to Replace Laura Osnes in Broadway's CINDERELLABreaking News: Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen to Replace Laura Osnes in Broadway's CINDERELLA
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 29, 2013

Producers have tapped 'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen to replace Tony nominee Laura Osnes in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, currently playing on Broadway. Jepsen will step into the role on Feb. 4 for a limited 12-week run. (more...)

Fran Drescher to Make Broadway Debut as 'Madame' in CINDERELLA in February; Harriet Harris to Depart on 2/3Fran Drescher to Make Broadway Debut as 'Madame' in CINDERELLA in February; Harriet Harris to Depart on 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

The producers of Cinderella announced today that television and film star Fran Drescher will make her Broadway debut as Cinderella's stepmother Madame, beginning performances on February 4th for a 10-week run through April 13 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Ms. Drescher takes over the role created by Harriet Harris, who concludes her acclaimed year-long run in the musical to return to her home in California. (more...)

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