Karen Burthwright News

Photo Flash: First Look at LEGALLY BLONDE, Opening Tonight at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The popular motion picture Legally Blonde has burst onto the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse stage as a peppy and playful musical comedy. This quintessential tale of one blonde's journey to self-empowerment runs for the next four weeks through May 18th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Meadow Brook Theatre Stages LYSISTRATA JONES, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The basketball team at Athens University hasn't won a game in more than 30 years. The worst part in transfer student Lysistrata Jones' opinion is that no one seems to mind! 'Lyssie J' sets out to change that, rallying the cheerleaders to inspire their boyfriends to win, she announces that the cheerleaders will stop 'giving it up' until the team wins. (more...)

LYSISTRATA JONES Makes Michigan Premiere at Meadow Brook Theatre February 12 - March 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The basketball team at Athens University hasn't won a game in more than 30 years. The worst part in transfer student Lysistrata Jones' opinion is that no one seems to mind! "Lyssie J" sets out to change that, rallying the cheerleaders to inspire their boyfriends to win, she announces that the cheerleaders will stop "giving it up" until the team wins. (more...)

Meadow Brook Theatre to Stage LYSISTRATA JONES, 2/12-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

The basketball team at Athens University hasn't won a game in more than 30 years. The worst part in transfer student Lysistrata Jones' opinion is that no one seems to mind! 'Lyssie J' sets out to change that, rallying the cheerleaders to inspire their boyfriends to win, she announces that the cheerleaders will stop 'giving it up' until the team wins. (more...)

Broadway On 22nd Street Returns October 21 to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 05, 2013

Broadway On 22nd Street Returns to The Metropolitan Room for its Third Smash Year. Conceived and Produced by Joseph Macchia Broadway On 22nd Street the bi monthly series brings some of Broadways most talented singers down to the Metropolitan Room. (more...)

Broadway On 22nd Street to Kick Off Third Year at Metropolitan Room, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2013

Broadway On 22nd Street Returns to The Metropolitan Room for its Third Smash Year. Conceived and Produced by Joseph Macchia Broadway On 22nd Street the bi-monthly series brings some of Broadways most talented singers down to the Metropolitan Room. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Aug 17 - BOOK OF MORMON Celebrates 1,000 Performances, WIZARD OF OZ Ends in Toronto and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos come from the casts of THE BOOK OF MORMON, WICKED, MATILDA, ANYTHING GOES, PIPPIN, Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Toronto's CATS and THE WIZARD OF OZ, Goodman's JUNGLE BOOK, Ogunquit's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and more! (more...)

York Theatre Company's STORYVILLE Ends Off-Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

The York Theatre Company production of the New York premiere of Storyville, a New Orleans musical, with book by Ed Bullins, music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden, direction by Bill Castellino, choreography by Mercedes Ellington and music direction by William Foster McDaniel will give its final performance this evening, August 17, 2013 at 8:00pm at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's where performances began July 15, 2013. Storyville will have played 8 preview and 27 regular performances. (more...)

York Theatre Company's STORYVILLE to Open Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Performances begin Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Today, August 17, 2013 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

York Theatre Company's STORYVILLE to End Off-Broadway Run 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) production of the New York premiere of Storyville, a New Orleans musical, with book by Ed Bullins, music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden, direction by Bill Castellino,choreography by Mercedes Ellington and music direction by William Foster McDaniel will give its final performance this Saturday evening, August 17, 2013 at 8:00pm at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's where performances began July 15, 2013. Storyville will have played 8 preview and 27 regular performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, August 10 - Part 2; Final SIP from LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary National Tour; Plus PIPPIN, MATILDA & More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2013

Yesterday's photos included shots from PIPPIN, Broadway's MATILDA, the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, FOOTLOOSE, and the final SIP from the 25th Anniversary National Tour of LES MISERABLES. Plus, photos from freeFall Theater's SPRING AWAKENING, featuring Rachel Potter and Chase Peacock, Ogunquit's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and more! (more...)

Gerard Canonico and More Set for York Theatre Company's Developmental Reading of A GIRL CALLED VINCENT Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

The York Theatre Company, launches the NEODevelopmental Reading Series with the workshop presentation of the new musical, A Girl Called Vincent, based on the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, with music written and composed by Carmel Dean, directed by Dick Scanlon and music direction by Charity Wicks. The six-member cast will feature Gerard Canonico, Van Hughes, Tamika Sonja Lawrence, Kelvin Moon Loh, Bonnie Milligan and Dani Shay. A single performance is scheduled for today, August 8, 2013 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Andrea Burns & More Set for York Theatre's Fundraising Event Tonight, Feat. Songs from New Musical BUDDY'S TAVERN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) will host aspecial gala event featuring several numbers from the Richard Rodgers Award-winning new musical in development, Buddy's Tavern, with book by Raymond DeFelitta, lyrics by Alison Louise Hubbard, and music by Kim Oler. The institutional fundraising event is set for TONIGHT, August 5 at the Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art Gallery (652 Broadway, 2nd Floor, between Bleecker and Bond Streets). Portion of the proceeds collected by the Gertsman Gallery will be donated to The York Theatre Company. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Present Developmental Reading of A GIRL CALLED VINCENT, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), launches the NEODevelopmental Reading Series with the workshop presentation of the new musical, A Girl Called Vincent, based on the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, with music written and composed by Carmel Dean, directed by Dick Scanlon and music direction by Charity Wicks. The six-member cast will feature Gerard Canonico, Van Hughes, Tamika Sonja Lawrence, Kelvin Moon Loh, Bonnie Milligan and Dani Shay. A single performance is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Gerard Canonico and More Set for York Theatre Company's Developmental Reading of A GIRL CALLED VINCENT, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

The York Theatre Company, launches the NEODevelopmental Reading Series with the workshop presentation of the new musical, A Girl Called Vincent, based on the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, with music written and composed by Carmel Dean, directed by Dick Scanlon and music direction by Charity Wicks. The six-member cast will feature Gerard Canonico, Van Hughes, Tamika Sonja Lawrence, Kelvin Moon Loh, Bonnie Milligan and Dani Shay. A single performance is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, July 27 - Part 2, THE JUNGLE BOOK Channels ANIMAL HOUSE; MATILDA, ANNIE, TARZAN & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

Yesterday's photos include THE JUNGLE BOOK's cast celebrating the 35th Anniversary of ANIMAL HOUSE, Max von Essen at PIPPIN, shots from ANNIE and MATILDA on Broadway, as well as Barn Theatre's TARZAN, Music Theatre of Wichita's BETTY BLUE EYES, SPAMALOT, SOUTH PACIFIC, SHREK and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SOUL DOCTOR, ROCK OF AGES & More Visit Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 28, 2013

Featured in this week's event were the casts of Soul Doctor, Avenue Q, Storyville, Gazillion Bubble Show and Rock of Ages. BroadwayWorld brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, July 27 - Michael Strahan Dons Some KINKY BOOTS, Plus JUNGLE BOOK, PHANTOM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos feature Michael Strahan donning some saucy KINKY BOOTS, two great shots from THE JUNGLE BOOK in Chicago, plus pics from SOUL DOCTOR, MATILDA here and in the West End, CATS and ANYTHING GOES in Toronto, THE BOOK OF MORMON, TOP HAT in the West End, York Theatre's STORYVILLE, THE NANCE and more! (more...)

BWW TV: STORYVILLE Cast Brings A Little Bit of New Orleans to Bryant Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2013

Featured in this week's event was the cast of Storyville (Ernestine Jackson, DC Anderson, Cory Bretsch, Karen Burthwright, Kyle Robert Carter, Demeka Hayes, Michael Leonard James, Leajato Robinson, Clifton Samuels, Christopher Spaulding, Carl Wallnau, Debra Walton, NaTasha Yvette Williams, and Zakiya Young) performing 'Welcome to New Orleans,' 'The Best Is Yet to Come,' and 'Animal Stomp.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of York Theatre Company's STORYVILLE
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 26, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) present the New York premiere of Storyville, a New Orleans musical, with book by Ed Bullins, music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden, direction by Bill Castellino,choreography by Mercedes Ellington and music direction by William Foster McDaniel. The show opened earlier this week and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

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