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Date of Birth: February 16, 1978 (37)
Birth Place: Maple Shade, New Jersey, USA
Gender: Male
From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of SHREK!From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of SHREK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2015

In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. Today, we bring you a vintage video from 2008. Relive the magic of SHREK below! (more...)

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) announced the winners of the 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence, which were awarded last night, July 27, 2015 at Urbo (11 Times Square). The full list of winners, plus photos from the ceremony, can be found below! (more...)

Meet the Stars of NYMF: Gil Perez-Abraham of MANUEL VS. THE STATUE OF LIBERTYMeet the Stars of NYMF: Gil Perez-Abraham of MANUEL VS. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
by Nora Dominick - Jul 16, 2015

New York Musical Theatre Festival is in full swing and BroadwayWorld has taken the time to sit down with some of the stars of this years NYMF musicals. Like any great art form, musical theatre is shaped by the events and philosophies of the day. The strength and vitality of musical theatre lie in its ability to stay fresh and relevant. It was with that idea in mind, ten years ago, that the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) was created - to provide an effective platform to introduce new shows, new perspectives, and new blood into the musical theatre canon. MEET THE STARS OF NYMF sits down with Gil Perez-Abraham of MANUEL VS. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY (more...)

BWW Reviews:  NYMF Musical CLAUDIO QUEST Spoofs the Mario BrothersBWW Reviews: NYMF Musical CLAUDIO QUEST Spoofs the Mario Brothers
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2015

Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet's musical comedy is a gleeful valentine to Nintendo video games. (more...)

Meet the Stars of NYMF: Chris Gleim of WHAT DO CRITICS KNOW?Meet the Stars of NYMF: Chris Gleim of WHAT DO CRITICS KNOW?
by Nora Dominick - Jul 14, 2015

New York Musical Theatre Festival is in full swing and BroadwayWorld has taken the time to sit down with some of the stars of this years NYMF musicals. Like any great art form, musical theatre is shaped by the events and philosophies of the day. The strength and vitality of musical theatre lie in its ability to stay fresh and relevant. It was with that idea in mind, ten years ago, that the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) was created - to provide an effective platform to introduce new shows, new perspectives, and new blood into the musical theatre canon. MEET THE STARS OF NYMF sits down with Chris Gleim of WHAT DO CRITICS KNOW? (more...)

BWW Interview: Nick Arapoglou Talks Reprising 'Princeton' in AVENUE Q, Raising the Atlanta Theatre Bar, and More!BWW Interview: Nick Arapoglou Talks Reprising 'Princeton' in AVENUE Q, Raising the Atlanta Theatre Bar, and More!
by Sally Henry - Jul 12, 2015

Nick Arapoglou probably had no idea he had struck gold when he landed his first professional lead in Atlanta theatre as Princeton in AVENUE Q at Horizon Theatre Company. Below, check out my conversation with one of Atlanta's premiere leading men, as he shares about taking on an extra role for this summer's revival, how AVENUE Q has helped theatergoing in Atlanta, and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: John Tartaglia Dishes on His Super, New Role as Director of NYMF's CLAUDIO QUEST!BWW Interview: John Tartaglia Dishes on His Super, New Role as Director of NYMF's CLAUDIO QUEST!
by Nora Dominick - Jul 11, 2015

Tony Award winner John Targalia may be known for his work acting in the Broadway musicals AVENUE Q and SHREK: THE MUSICAL, but this summer he can be seen behind the curtain directing the NYMF musical CLAUDIO QUEST. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYMF 2015 Celebrates Opening Night at the Liberty TheaterPhoto Flash: NYMF 2015 Celebrates Opening Night at the Liberty Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) 2015 celebrated its official opening night earlier this week on Tuesday, July 7th, at the Liberty Theater. The event runs through July 27th, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

John Tartaglia-Helmed CLAUDIO QUEST and Five Other Shows Get Extensions at NYMFJohn Tartaglia-Helmed CLAUDIO QUEST and Five Other Shows Get Extensions at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is proud to announced extensions for six NYMF productions - CLAUDIO QUEST, SPOT ON THE WALL, WEARING BLACK, HELD MOMENTARILY, SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and TONYA AND NANCY: A ROCK OPERA. Additional extensions may be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Preview!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Preview!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 2, 2015

Just yesterday, Justin Guarini hosted The New York Musical Theatre Festival's Annual Press Conference at Urbo (11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036). As a part of the special presentation, cast members from Acappella, Claudio Quest, Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera, Manuel versus the Statue of Liberty, The Calico Buffalo and Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera performed excerpts from the productions. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Nicholas Rodriguez Brings THE FIRST TIME to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Nicholas Rodriguez Brings THE FIRST TIME to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the NYC club debut of Nicholas Rodriguez in "The First Time," a CD release celebration. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/2015 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, 'FAUSTUS', Parsons and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/2015 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, 'FAUSTUS', Parsons and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 18, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two off-Broadway openings and a starry INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO appearance from the Almighty Jim Parsons! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside BDF's NYC Summer Performing Arts Intensive with Lena Hall, Titus Burgess & MorePhoto Flash: Inside BDF's NYC Summer Performing Arts Intensive with Lena Hall, Titus Burgess & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) presented its first-ever NYC Summer Performing Arts Intensive this June 8 - 14, 2015 at RWS & Associates in Long Island City, NY. (more...)

John Tartaglia to Direct CLAUDIO QUEST: A SUPER NEW MUSICAL at NYMFJohn Tartaglia to Direct CLAUDIO QUEST: A SUPER NEW MUSICAL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

CLAUDIO QUEST, a super new musical, receives its New York premiere this July as part of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. With a book, music and lyrics Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet and direction by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), CLAUDIO QUEST begins performances July 7, 2015 at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Theatre and runs through July 14, 2015.  Individual tickets go on sale Monday, June 15 and can be purchased at www.claudioquest.com.  (more...)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 Season Celebrates 40 Years of InspirationScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 Season Celebrates 40 Years of Inspiration
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a star-studded 2015-16 season of music, dance, theater, comedy, film and more. Among the many highlights are performances by BalletBoyz, Margaret Cho, Joan Collins, Alan Cumming, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Ana Gasteyer, The Hot Sardines, Jane Lynch, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The TEN Tenors, all of whom will be making their Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts debuts, alongside returning favorites such as Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, Arturo Sandoval and Poncho Sanchez, Martin Short, and Tommy Tune. (more...)

ALL ABOUT THAT FACE Set for Stage 72 at The Triad This FridayALL ABOUT THAT FACE Set for Stage 72 at The Triad This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Friday, April 24 at 9:00 pm there will be a special performance at Stage 72 at The Triad, 158 West 72 Street (just off Broadway) of a new musical entertainment: "All About That Face".  The show stars Courtney Cheatham, Amelia Hart, Roxy Reynolds, and Eva Richards. The evening is a fresh cabaret about love, the guys who didn't text, and the prince who did! A night of Showtunes and pop favorites. Created by Phil Hall, who is also the musical director and accompanist.   (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater SquareMandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a one night only performance of Broadway Showstoppers featuring award-winning performing artists Mandy Gonzalez, Cady Huffman, Telly Leung and Alton Fitzgerald White will take place on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The TRUST Cabaret Series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry. The evening will include these four talented Broadway stars singing songs on their repertoire from shows in which they have performed. Stephen DeAngelis is the creator, producer and host of Broadway Showstoppers, with musical direction and accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FUN HOME!BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FUN HOME!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2015

Fun Home, the highly-anticipated, Award-winning American musical opened Sunday night, April 19. With music by four-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron and direction by Drama Desk nominee Sam Gold, Fun Home started previews on Broadway at the Cir cle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street), on March 27. BroadwayWorld's Richiard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with some of the celebrity guests and you can catch what Sutton Foster, Patina Miller, Rob McCLure, John Tartaglia and more had to say below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside FUN HOME's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!Photo Coverage: Inside FUN HOME's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Apr 20, 2015

Fun Home, the highly-anticipated, Award-winning American musical opened last night, April 19. With music by four-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by Tony Award nomineeLisa Kron and direction by Drama Desk nominee Sam Gold, Fun Home started previews on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street), on March 27. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Phillip Boykin and More in York Theatre's LORD TOMPhoto Flash: First Look at Phillip Boykin and More in York Theatre's LORD TOM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Lab Series presents the musical, LORD TOM, with book by Kimberly Vaughn and Stanley Jay Gelber, and music & lyrics by Mr. Gelber at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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