Jodi Benson News

Date Of Birth:
October 10, 1961 (52)
Birth Place:
Rockford, IL, USA
Gender:
Female
BWW Reviews: Stratford's CRAZY FOR YOU
by Mary Alderson - May 29, 2014

If you like musicals with amazing dancing, powerful singing and farcical comedy - and who doesn't? - get your tickets now for Crazy for You, on Stratford's Festival stage, as this show will sell out this summer. Crazy for You is an interesting invention. George and Ira Gershwin's old songs from the 1930s were gathered together, and while people love the tunes and lyrics, the stories that go with them are dated. So in 1992, playwright Ken Ludwig wrote a script incorporating the Gershwin favourites. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 21, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a first look at the Broadway company of MOTHERS AND SONS, a peek into rehearsals of THE WAY WEST with Amy Morton, coverage of opening night of BLITHE SPIRIT starring Angela Lansbury, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out Photos from the Philly POPS' MARVIN HAMLISCH- A MUSICAL TRIBUTE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2014

From One Singular Sensation to The Way We Were, composer Marvin Hamlisch left a legacy of hits that have brightened Broadway and the musical catalogue of America forever. And so, The Philly POPS presented 'Marvin Hamlisch - A Musical Tribute' conducted by Larry Blank, Hamlisch's conductor, and three of his favorite singers: Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson and Doug LaBrecque. The tribute took place on Friday, March 14-16 in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center. Blank and the guest artists not only presented wonderful musical memories with the audience, but they shared personal recollections of Marvin Hamlisch as well. Look below to check out photos from the event! (more...)

'BWW REVIEWS: CRAZY FOR YOU opens in São Paulo with original Stroman choreography.'
by Claudio Erlichman - Feb 26, 2014

After watching Crazy for You in New York City in 1992, Claudia Raia dreamed of one day producing this musical in Brazil. Two decades later, she finally makes her wish come true with an outstanding show at the Teatro Bradesco, São Paulo, directed by José Possi Neto, original choreography by Susan Stroman, and starring Jarbas Homem de Mello, who has been increasingly recognized as one of the most complete performers of musical theater in Brazil. (more...)

Cleveland POPS Orchestra with Carl Topilow Pays Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch with a Special Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with Carl Topilow pays tribute to the musical genius of Marvin Hamlisch in a special concert at 8:00 p.m. tonight, February 21st in Severance Hall. The concert will feature three of the performers who worked with Hamlisch and knew him well. Broadway legends Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque, along with POPS conductor Topilow, will share behind-the-scenes experiences and personal conversations they had with Marvin. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/19- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2014

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess. (more...)

ASO to Celebrate Musical Legacy of Marvin Hamlisch at POPS! Concerts, 3/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will celebrate the remarkable musical legacy of Marvin Hamlisch at its POPS! Concerts March 28, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. and March 29, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. (more...)

Philly POPS to Present Musical Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 3/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

From One Singular Sensation to The Way We Were, composer Marvin Hamlisch left a legacy of hits that have brightened Broadway and the musical catalogue of America forever. And, now, The Philly POPS is proud to present 'Marvin Hamlisch - A Musical Tribute' conducted by Larry Blank, Hamlisch's conductor, and three of his favorite singers ... Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson and Doug LaBrecque. Taking place on Friday, March 14 (8 p.m.), Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16 (3 p.m.) in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center, Blank and the guest artists will not only present wonderful musical memories with the audience, they'll share personal recollections of Marvin Hamlisch as well. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carl Topilow Conducts THE LEGACY OF MARVIN HAMLISCH for The Cleveland Pops
by Roy Berko - Jan 30, 2014

When those with musical know-how think Carl Topilow, they conjure--Cleveland Pops Orchestra, multi-hued clarinets, a virtuoso who is equally at home in both classical and popular music modes, Cleveland Institute of Music, guest conductor of over 110 orchestras in the US, and such countries as Canada, China, England, Korea, Mexico, Switzerland and Venezuela. Yes, Topilow is a very talented and renowned person in the field of music. (more...)

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with Carl Topilow Pays Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch with a Special Concert, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with Carl Topilow pays tribute to the musical genius of Marvin Hamlisch in a special concert at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21st in Severance Hall. The concert will feature three of the performers who worked with Hamlisch and knew him well. Broadway legends Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque, along with POPS conductor Topilow, will share behind-the-scenes experiences and personal conversations they had with Marvin. (more...)

Disney Channel Premieres SOFIA THE FIRST: THE FLOATING PALACE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2013

Sofia and her family take to the high seas for a royal vacation in the first-ever 'Sofia the First' primetime special, 'Sofia the First: The Floating Palace,' premiering TONIGHT, NOVEMBER 24 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel (more...)

Disney Channel Announces November 2013 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Disney Channel announces November 2013 Programming Highlights (more...)

Musicals Tonight! to Present Marvin Hamlisch & Howard Ashman's SMILE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Musicals Tonight! the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals continues its 2013-14 season with a 16-performance run of Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman's 1986 musical SMILE (October 22 - November 3) directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, with music direction by David Bishop. (more...)

Disney Channel to Premiere SOFIA THE FIRST: THE FLOATING PALACE, 11/24
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Sofia and her family take to the high seas for a royal vacation in the first-ever 'Sofia the First' primetime special, 'Sofia the First: The Floating Palace,' premiering SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel (more...)

Jodi Benson & Broadway Inspirational Voices With THE LITTLE MERMAID Performance
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 10, 2013

Star of THE LITTLE MERMAID and recognizable stage performer Jodi Benson joined with the Broadway Inspirational Voices and some very special students recently for a uniquely compelling performance of one of the classic Disney film's most famous and most celebrated songs and a new video of the heartwarming and momentous musical event has now emerged. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE LITTLE MERMAID's Jodi Benson Visits NEWSIES!
by Jessica Gordon - Sep 23, 2013

Newsies is currently in its second year on Broadway and is still bringing audiences to their feet nightly at the Nederlander Theatre. Jodi Benson, who voiced 'Ariel' in Disney's animated feature 'The Little Mermaid,' stopped by the show and posed with the cast backstage. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of September 23, 2013
by TV Scoop - Sep 23, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of September 23, 2013! (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of September 23, 2013
by TV Scoop - Sep 19, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of September 23, 2013! (more...)

Hollywood's El Capitan Is Only Theatre in the World to Screen THE LITTLE MERMAID 3D, Now thru 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre is delighted to present Disney's Academy Award winning film 'The Little Mermaid' for the first time ever in thrilling Disney Digital 3D from today, September 13 through October 13, 2013. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 9/13/2013 - 9/13/2013
by BWW - Sep 08, 2013

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 9/13/2013 - 9/13/2013! (more...)

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