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Original Cast Member Mitchell Jarvis Returns to Broadway's ROCK OF AGES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Mitchell Jarvis, who originated the role of mullet-rocking nunchuck-wielding narrator 'Lonny Barnett' in the smash-hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages, returns to the show in the role of wild aging rock idol 'Stacee Jaxx,' beginning tonight, September 15. (more...)

Here I Go Again! BWW Interviews ROCK OF AGES Superfan Abe Calimag on His 500th Show
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 11, 2014

Today, Calimag speaks exclusively with BWW about his most memorable stage door experiences, the wide variety of actors he has seen take on these iconic roles and his own personal reflections on the 500 performances he has attended throughout the years. (more...)

Original Cast Member Mitchell Jarvis to Return to Broadway's ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Mitchell Jarvis, who originated the role of mullet-rocking nunchuck-wielding narrator "Lonny Barnett" in the smash-hit Broadway musical ROCK OF AGES, returns to the show this fall in the role of wild aging rock idol "Stacee Jaxx," beginning Monday, September 15. The five-time Tony Award-nominated musical ROCK OF AGES - which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary on Broadway and its spot in the Top 30 Longest-Running Broadway Shows in History - continues to offer Broadway's Best Party eight times a week at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Gets Doused for ALS!
by Stage Tube - Sep 04, 2014

The company of 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' was challenged by the company of 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They completed the feat after the August 28th show, in front of an enthusiastic audience, in turn challenging their Icelandic artistic directors, Josh Sassanella and the entire company of ROCK OF AGES on Broadway. AND Robert Redford. You'll have to see Revolution to understand why... Watch them get wet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cady Huffman, Kate Shindle & More Preview REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 09, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle are set to head the cast of the world premiere of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances will begin July 28th, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.). The company gave a special press preview yesterday and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Off-Broadway's 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW'
by Stage Tube - Jul 03, 2014

Below, check out a brand new video offering a sneak peek into the first week of rehearsals for the world premiere of Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter! Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle are set to head the cast of Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances will begin July 28th, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' at Minetta Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical featuring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle, began rehearsals last week at the Minetta Lane Theatre. With book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson, performances of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER will begin July 28th, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in their first rehearsal! (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for Off-Broadway's Newest Musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical featuring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle, is set to begin rehearsals today, June 18th. With book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson, performances of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER will begin July 28th, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

New Rock Musical EMPTY CITY Holds Industry Reading Today, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Kay Trinidad, Jason Gotay, and Jeigh Madjus lead an industry reading of a new rock musical titled Empty City to be presented on June 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm at The Davenport Theatre in Manhattan. (more...)

New Rock Musical EMPTY CITY Holds Industry Reading, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Kay Trinidad, Jason Gotay, and Jeigh Madjus lead an industry reading of a new rock musical titled Empty City to be presented on June 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm at The Davenport Theatre in Manhattan. (more...)

Cady Huffman & Kate Shindle to Lead New Musical 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' at Minetta Lane, Begin. 7/28
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle are set to head the cast of the world premiere of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances will begin July 28th, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

Photo Coverage: ROCK OF AGES Celebrates 5 Years on Broadway with Survivor's Jim Peterik
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 09, 2014

The show just celebrated its 5th anniversary and 2000th performance with a party and special performance from Survivor's Jim Peterik with the Rock of Ages Band 'Arsenal'. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the celebration below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Reeve Carney, Rebecca Faulkenberry & SPIDER-MAN Cast Sing Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 14, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK's recording session for 'A Savior is Born' with castmembers Jason Michael Webb, Andros Rodriguez, Alex Stoll, Ari Loeb, Reeve Carney, Maxx Reed, Jamison Scott, Josh Sassanella, Michael Wilhoite, Jason Michael Webb , Ashley Adamek, Diana Calderazzo, Monette McKay, Whitney Sprayberry, Michelle Dawson, Kristen Faith Oei, Andros Rodriguez, Cass Christopher, and Rebecca Faulkenberry. (more...)

Jonathan C. Kaplan, Andre Ward, and More Take Part in Boy Band Musical- PLOP Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Canton Theatrical will present two staged presentations of PLOP, the all-new boy band musical about the meteoric rise of the super groups and pop princesses of the 1990s. Set against the backdrop of 90s pop music and suggested by the true story behind the sound that defined a generation, PLOP features music and lyrics by Damon Intrabartolo (bare, Fantastic Four, Superman Returns) and a revised book by Kenneth Finkle (Alive and Well, Indoor/Outdoor) with direction by Anthony J. Cantalupo. (more...)

Jonathan C. Kaplan, Andre Ward, and More to Take Part in Boy Band Musical- PLOP, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2013

Canton Theatrical will present two staged presentations of PLOP, the all-new boy band musical about the meteoric rise of the super groups and pop princesses of the 1990s. Set against the backdrop of 90s pop music and suggested by the true story behind the sound that defined a generation, PLOP features music and lyrics by Damon Intrabartolo (bare, Fantastic Four, Superman Returns) and a revised book by Kenneth Finkle (Alive and Well, Indoor/Outdoor) with direction by Anthony J. Cantalupo. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 21, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: THE BOOK OF MORMON opens in Chicago, Blythe Danner returns to Broadway, CHICAGO celebrates a milestone, and so much more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Reeve Carney & SPIDER-MAN Cast Sign 2013 Calendars!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 19, 2012

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is now in its 2nd smash year on Broadway, and has been seen by more than 1 million audience members from around the world. It features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy Award-winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger(Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, 'Big Love'). Just yesterday, Reeve Carney and the ensemble Spider-Men signed copies of their 2013-2014 Calendar in the lobby of the Foxwoods Theatre. Net proceeds from the calendar will go to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of SPIDER-MAN Unveils 2013-14 BC/EFA Calendar on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark has just unveiled a 2013-2014 calendar featuring the talented, athletic men who bring the world's most recognizable super hero to life on Broadway each night with breath-taking aerial stunts and acrobatics. The 14-month calendar made its debut during a segment featuring Reeve Carney ("Peter Parker") and the performers on ABC's "Good Morning America" this morning, November 15 at 8:30 am EST. The cast showed up in support of the appearance. Check out photos of them below! (more...)

SPIDER-MAN to Unveil 2013-14 Calendar on GOOD MORNING AMERICA; Proceeds Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2012

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will unveil a 2013-2014 calendar featuring the talented, athletic men who bring the world's most recognizable super hero to life on Broadway each night with breath-taking aerial stunts and acrobatics. The 14-month calendar will make its debut during a segment featuring Reeve Carney ("Peter Parker") and the performers on ABC's "Good Morning America" tomorrow, Thursday, November 15 at 8:30 am EST. (more...)

BWW TV Blog: Broadway-Bound CHIX 6 in Rehearsal!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 07, 2011

Hey there! Lourds Lane again! As you know, the cast of CHIX 6 is in rehearsal now for our developmental run at the Queens Theatre in the Park. Next year, it's Broadway... and I've never been busier in my life. (more...)

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