Julie Halston News

Ahrens and Flaherty Set to Release Live at 54 Below Album NICE FIGHTING YOU on 6/3
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2014

Ahrens and Flaherty's 'Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live At 54 BELOW' will be released on June 3rd, 2014. The double CD set is now available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00JPWSJOI. This star-studded double album features performances by (in alphabetical order): Lynn Ahrens, Annaleigh Ashford, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Kevin Chamberlin, Quentin Earl Darrington, Stephen Flaherty, Lewis Grosso, Julie Halston, Jeremy Jordan, LaChanze, Kecia Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Sean McCourt, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessica Molaskey, Bobby Steggert and Mary Testa. (more...)

Julie Halston and Patrick Kerr Lead Wild Root's THE BEAST IN MY PANTS Industry Readings Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Wild Root Company, a New York City-based production endeavor committed to the development of new work from emerging playwrights and screenwriters, will present two industry readings of rising playwright Jonathan Kravetz's hysterical farce The Beast in My Pants. The readings will be held today, April 17, 2014 at 3:00 and 8:00 pm at The Creative Center at Manhattan Theatre Club. Jessi D. Hill (Associate Artistic Director of terraNOVA Collective) will direct. Sean Hudock will produce the readings. (more...)

Julie Halston and Patrick Kerr to Lead Wild Root's THE BEAST IN MY PANTS Industry Readings, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Wild Root Company, a New York City-based production endeavor committed to the development of new work from emerging playwrights and screenwriters, will present two industry readings of rising playwright Jonathan Kravetz's hysterical farce The Beast in My Pants. The readings will be held on Thursday April 17, 2014 at 3:00 and 8:00 pm at The Creative Center at Manhattan Theatre Club. Jessi D. Hill (Associate Artistic Director of terraNOVA Collective) will direct. Sean Hudock will produce the readings. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Mary-Louise Parker, Julie Halston & More Set for T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre's 45th Anniversary Gala, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

On May 5, 2014 celebs and patrons will gather together to celebrate 45 Years of T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre, one of the country's foremost professional theatre organizations. The event will take place at the prestigious Metropolitan Club (One East 60th Street, NYC), the evening will be emceed by the one and only Julie Halston with special guests Betty Buckley, Charles Busch, Mary-Louise Parker, John Patrick Shanley, Roma Torre and more. Edward Norton is event's Honorary Chair with co-chairs Francine Haskell and Jano Herbosch. (more...)

UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Set for Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse tonight, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

Adam Kantor, Jeremy Kushnier, Alli Mauzey and Teal Wicks Complete UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Cast; Concert Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced complete casting for Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse tonight, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

Barbara Cook and More Set for Symphony Space's WALL TO WALL Cabaret, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival has become one of the season's most keenly awaited events. This year's installment, Sleeping Around: The Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels, may be the most provocative yet. Running from April 26 to May 21, the monthlong festival celebrates New York's landmark hotels, their occupants, and the lengendary boites that nurtured and sustained the evergreen songs and performers of cabaret. Sleeping Around also credits New York's hotels as incubators for film, classical music, and literature, with programs devoted to Andy Warhol, Virgil Thomson, and Dorothy Parker. (more...)

Jeffrey Johnson in EDIE BEALE LIVE Returns to 54 Below, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jeffrey Johnson in Edie Beale LIVE at Reno Sweeney on May 1st, 2014 at 9:30PM. 'Little Edie' Beale, of GREY GARDENS fame, performed a cabaret act at Reno Sweeney Nightclub in New York City over the New Years week of 1978…this is that act. (more...)

Erin Davie Joins UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH for Lincoln Center's American Songbook, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on Saturday, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Gingold Theatrical Group's 2014 Golden Shamrock Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of David Staller, honored philanthropist Anita Jaffe and playwright/actor Charles Busch at its Annual Golden Shamrock Gala, earlier this week at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Ave at 14th Street). The GTG Golden Shamrock Award is given annually for artistic contribution to society. Past honorees include Terrence McNally, Judith Ivey, Brian Murray, and Robert Osborne. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night abd you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out Photos from the Drama League Conversation with Broadway Composer Jason Robert Brown
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Drama League Winter/Spring 2014 Programming Schedule recently presented its 'Up Close: A Conversation with…' Series with Broadway composer, Jason Robert Brown at the Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca, on Monday, March 10, 2014 followed by a reception. Broadway veteran Steven Pasquale, currently starring in the new musical The Bridges of Madison County with music & lyrics by Mr. Brown, moderated the discussion. Check out pictures below! (more...)

Graffiti Art, NEWSIES Dancers and More Set for CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The March edition of ARTS IN THE CITY celebrates our region's artists and their work - graffiti art, landscape and portrait art, dance, theatre, and comedy ... even social change. Hosted by Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson reporting from Gallery 69 in Tribeca, the newest ARTS IN THE CITY debuts tonight, March 14 (2014) on CUNY TV* at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm (more...)

Graffiti Art, NEWSIES Dancers and More Set for CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The March edition of ARTS IN THE CITY celebrates our region's artists and their work - graffiti art, landscape and portrait art, dance, theatre, and comedy ... even social change. Hosted by Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson reporting from Gallery 69 in Tribeca, the newest ARTS IN THE CITY debuts Friday, March 14 (2014) on CUNY TV* at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm; is repeated Sunday 3/16 at noon; and returns Friday 3/28 at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm and on Sunday 3/30 at noon on CUNY TV. On and after March 14, the program may be viewed anytime on www.cuny.tv. (more...)

Adam Kantor, Jeremy Kushnier, Alli Mauzey and Teal Wicks Complete UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Cast; Concert Set for 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced complete casting for Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on Saturday, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

Broadway's Finest Gather To Raise Funds And Awareness For The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ For the fourth consecutive year Broadway's best vocal talent appeared Monday night to raise funds for the rare disease, pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and honor the memory of Associated Press theater critic, Michael Kuchwara. Hosted by award-winning actress and devoted Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) advocate Julie Halston, Broadway Belts for PFF! returned to Birdland in New York City starring a full marquee of Tony and Emmy award winning performers and recording artists. This year the event raised almost $110,000 to benefit the PFF. (more...)

Broadway's Finest Gather To Raise Funds And Awareness For The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ For the fourth consecutive year Broadway's best vocal talent appeared Monday night to raise funds for the rare disease, pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and honor the memory of Associated Press theater critic, Michael Kuchwara. Hosted by award-winning actress and devoted Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) advocate Julie Halston, Broadway Belts for PFF! returned to Birdland in New York City starring a full marquee of Tony and Emmy award winning performers and recording artists. This year the event raised almost $110,000 to benefit the PFF. (more...)

Bobby Cannavale, John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez & More Set for Playing on Air Readings at BRIC House Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Playing on Air, which presents readings of short plays by prominent, contemporary American playwrights for a national audience via public radio and the Internet, inaugurates a new initiative next month. On consecutive Mondays in March, Playing on Air presents its first plays for radio broadcast taped in front of live audiences. (more...)

Quest, Broadway Belts, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland Jazz Club, 2/24-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their sensational line-up of incredible talent for February 24 - March 2, including: Quest: With Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach, Ron McClure & Billy Hart, Broadway Belts, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and more. Details below! (more...)

Primary Stages' THE TRIBUTE ARTIST Extends Through March 30th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Primary Stages, Daryl Roth, and Ted Snowdon in association with Jamie deRoy has announced a two week extension for The Tribute Artist, a new world premiere comedy written by and starring Tony-nominee Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Olive and the Bitter Herbs). Extended through March 30 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters, the production is directed by Busch's long-time collaborator Carl Andress (The Divine Sister, The Third Story), and features Mary Bacon (Harrison, TX...; Giant), Cynthia Harris (Lost in Yonkers, 'Mad About You'), Julie Halston (Olive and the Bitter Herbs, Anything Goes) Keira Keeley (Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie), and Jonathan Walker (The Assembled Parties, The Divine Sister). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Charles Busch Plays a Man in THE TRIBUTE ARTIST
by Michael Dale - Feb 11, 2014

Charles Busch and Julie Halston are a bit like Lucy and Ethel as played by Noel and Gertie. (more...)

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