Jodi Benson News

Date of Birth: October 10, 1961 (54)
Birth Place: Rockford, IL, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Review: Jodi Benson and Charlie Brown at SF SymphonyBWW Review: Jodi Benson and Charlie Brown at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 21, 2015

San Francisco continues a – hopefully – new tradition this week with “A Charlie Brown Christmas – Live!” This delightful program had its West Coast premiere last season, with first-half vocals from Lisa Vroman and the Symphony Chorus. This week, the concert features “Little Mermaid” voice Jodi Benson, a perfect choice for the production's youthful target audience. (more...)

BWW Review: Brian Stokes Mitchell at SF SymphonyBWW Review: Brian Stokes Mitchell at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 18, 2015

Performer Brian Stokes Mitchell speaks of his desire to uplift his audience by adding character to his music. Davies Symphony Hall discovered his exact meaning Wednesday when "Stokes" - "affectionately" called so by conductor Randall Craig Fleischer - immediately lit up the stage with a hearty smile. His personality, as joyful and inspiring as the holiday season celebrated, tells a story in itself. (more...)

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA, Now thru 11/22UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA, Now thru 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents the classic Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha, tonight, November 14 - 22, 2015. The show marks the first performance in the 'Care/Cure/Corruption' Series for the 2015-16 Drama season. The production also marks the department's return to the Irvine Barclay Theatre stage. (more...)

Disney Dazzles at Inaugural Fundraising Gala in San FranciscoDisney Dazzles at Inaugural Fundraising Gala in San Francisco
by Linda Hodges - Nov 7, 2015

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UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama to Present MAN OF LA MANCHA, 11/14-22UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama to Present MAN OF LA MANCHA, 11/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents the classic Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha, November 14 - 22, 2015. The show marks the first performance in the 'Care/Cure/Corruption' Series for the 2015-16 Drama season. The production also marks the department's return to the Irvine Barclay Theatre stage. (more...)

An ENCHANTED Wishlist- What We Want/Need in the Sequel!An ENCHANTED Wishlist- What We Want/Need in the Sequel!
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

There is still so much to know about the movie, and lots of time to stew about it, so we thought we'd get our official wishlist out to Disney early! Read on to find out what we can't live without when it comes to DISENCHANTED! (more...)

VIDEO: THE LITTLE MERMAID's 'Kiss the Girl' Inspires Real-Life Romance!VIDEO: THE LITTLE MERMAID's 'Kiss the Girl' Inspires Real-Life Romance!
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Little Mermen, NYC's favorite Disney cover band, serenaded couples in Washington Square Park to try and get them to kiss. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at SaengerBWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - Sep 18, 2015

All little girls have a favorite Disney princess. Today, it's either Elsa or Anna, but for women who are still girls at heart, their princess could be Belle or Jasmine. For me, my princess is Ariel. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at TUTSBWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at TUTS
by Brett Cullum - Sep 12, 2015

THE LITTLE MERMAID is perfect for little girls who want to be Ariel when they grow up, but adults may find it too simple a tale. (more...)

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre Conservatory's CRAZY FOR YOUBWW Review: North Carolina Theatre Conservatory's CRAZY FOR YOU
by Jeffrey Kare - Aug 17, 2015

Just as another Gershwin-based musical An American in Paris is currently playing big on Broadway, the triangle area was recently treated to a performance of the 1992 Tony-Winning Best Musical Crazy for You presented by the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory Master Summer Theatre Arts School. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre by the Sea Makes a Splash with THE LITTLE MERMAIDBWW Reviews: Theatre by the Sea Makes a Splash with THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Veronica Bruscini - Jul 27, 2015

Theatre by the Sea continues its 2015 season with a colorful and thoroughly enjoyable production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. With ocean breezes only steps from the theater doors, Matunuck's stage is the perfect host for this tale of undersea kingdoms, fairy-tale adventures, and the power of true love. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sheena Easton, Scott Coulter and THE SPY WHO LOVED ME at SF SymphonyBWW Reviews: Sheena Easton, Scott Coulter and THE SPY WHO LOVED ME at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - Jul 24, 2015

Singer Scott Coulter joked that those sitting in the Terrace sections had the "view to kill" at Thursday's San Francisco Symphony concert, but truly all who attended enjoyed a "killer" evening of action-packed, sensual scores and vocals. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Take a Swim With Ariel in THE LITTLE MERMAIDBWW Reviews: Take a Swim With Ariel in THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Amanda Finn - Jun 27, 2015

One little swish of her tail and they were smitten. The girls who grew up admiring Ariel and humming her tunes can now have the same giddy feeling they used to get when that well-worn VHS slid into the machine. With the incomparable success of The Lion King, Disney set out to create its fair share of Broadway blockbusters. The Little Mermaid had a short lived run on the Great White Way, but that hasn't stopped other companies from having their go at a show with a lot to give. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY Season 5 Among New Programs Heading to Amazon This JulyDOWNTON ABBEY Season 5 Among New Programs Heading to Amazon This July
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

July ushers in endless streaming options for TV binging this summer with Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Video. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs Disney Tunes in Concert This WeekendPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs Disney Tunes in Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The wonderful world of Disney joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with high-resolution film clips and  beloved music and songs for PNC Pops: Disney in Concert Tale as Old as Time, this weekend, June 19-21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hale Centre Theatre's Breathtaking THE LITTLE MERMAID ShimmersBWW Reviews: Hale Centre Theatre's Breathtaking THE LITTLE MERMAID Shimmers
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 15, 2015

Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley does not disappoint with its sumptuous production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID--a Broadway musical as much deserving of success as the hit animated film on which it's based. With a shimmering score that features both old and new favorites, it has all the makings of a hit. Hale Centre Theatre's production does justice to the material in a massive production that shimmers in its own right. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Disney Tunes in Concert, 6/19Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Disney Tunes in Concert, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The wonderful world of Disney joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with high-resolution film clips and  beloved music and songs for PNC Pops: Disney in Concert Tale as Old as Time, June 19-21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

ON RECORD: Brandon Uranowitz's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'The Score Just Sends Me into Another World'ON RECORD: Brandon Uranowitz's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'The Score Just Sends Me into Another World'
by On Record - May 19, 2015

In this week's edition, we hear from Brandon Uranowitz, who is currently starring as 'Adam' in An American in Paris- playing at the Palace Theatre. Read on to find out his top five picks! (more...)

MSO Pops to Perform from Disney Songbook in Concert, TodayMSO Pops to Perform from Disney Songbook in Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 03/31/2015 - The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time on April 24-26, 2015 at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts. Experience the magic of Disney as guest conductor Stuart Chafetz leads the orchestra and vocalists Lisa Livesay, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Aaron Phillips, and Andrew Johnson in a concert of memorable melodies and Disney visuals. Scenes include movie favorites such as Frozen, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King, and more. (more...)

Cancer Victim Kylie Myers Keeps Broadway Smiley on Times Square BillboardCancer Victim Kylie Myers Keeps Broadway Smiley on Times Square Billboard
by Danielle Ashley Dias - Apr 23, 2015

Kylie Myers, a 12-year-old aspiring actress form Georgia, was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, on April 9, 2014. Since then, Broadway stars, companies, and thousands of people around the world quickly adopted her. And even though she had to miss her walk-on Broadway role, Kylie still made her Broadway debut this week on a billboard in Times Square. (more...)

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