Kevin Earley News

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 23, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The latest Jeff Award nominations, 'Brigadoon' gets cast, 'The Sound Of Music' and 'Motown' light up the Loop, new musicals from Writers Theatre and American Theater Company, 'Nunsense,' 'The Wild Party,' a new web series to support and more! (more...)

Kevin Earley, Curt Bouril, Jennie Sophia & More Set for Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON; Runs 6/27-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Casting is complete and rehearsals begin May 20 for Goodman Theatre's new production of Brigadoon-Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's big, beautiful and beguiling song and dance fantasy. Chicago director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, hailed as a "brilliant, insightful, mistress-of-grand-scale musicals" (Chicago Sun-Times) and named "2012 Chicagoan of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune, makes her Goodman debut. Brigadoon runs June 27 - August 3 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, July 7). Tickets ($25 - $93; subject to change) are on sale now, available atGoodmanTheatre.org/Brigadoon, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). JPMorgan Chase is the Major Corporate Sponsor. Allstate Insurance Company and PwC are Corporate Sponsor Partners. Towers Watson is the Opening Night Sponsor. Chicago Tribune is the Media Partner. A full performance calendar follows. (more...)

Pasadena Pops to Welcome Laura Osnes, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan & More Throughout 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The stars are coming out to play this summer with Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS and their one of a kind, simply cannot miss popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles Arboretum. Coming off the heels of last summer's critically acclaimed concerts to record breaking crowds, Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS are taking the popular series to new heights. Artists include Laura Osnes ('Cinderella' and 'Bonnie and Clyde'), Norm Lewis ('LES MISERABLES' and 'Porgy and Bess'), Julia Goodwin (2013 Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador), composer/host Tena Clark, Dionne Warwick (five-time Grammy Award winning music legend), Michael Feinstein (to sing Gershwin for one night only), powerhouse singers Maureen McGovern, Patti Austin, stars of stage and screen Kevin Earley, Liz Callaway ('Anastasia and 'Aladdin'), Jeremy Jordan ('Smash'), plus special appearances by Debby Boone, Alan Bergman and pianist Armen Guzelimian. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Presents DADDY LONG LEGS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre opens the third show of the Mainstage Season, DADDY LONG LEGS, with book by John Caird and music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. It will open in Florida Studio Theatre's Gompertz Theatre tonight, February 7th, 2014. (more...)

Lisa Howard, Kevin Earley & More Set for Broadway Ballyhoo Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Scott Siegel's Broadway Ballyhoo, which features an entirely different show with different stars every week, iwill present Broadway star LISA HOWARD, who has also appeared in many of Scott Siegel's Broadway by the Year concerts, as has Kevin Earley (A Tale of Two Cities on Broadway). Soap and Broadway star KEVIN SPIRTAS is a Ballyhoo favorite and he returns tonight alongside LIAM FORDE who will make his Ballyhoo debut this evening after having won a Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Male Vocalist just this past Monday night at Town Hall. . (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Presents DADDY LONG LEGS, 2/07
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre opens the third show of the Mainstage Season, DADDY LONG LEGS, with book by John Caird and music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. It will open in Florida Studio Theatre's Gompertz Theatre on Friday, February 7th, 2014. (more...)

Rachel de Benedet, Kevin Earley, Teal Wicks and More Join UnsungMusicalsCo.'s CAESAR'S WIFE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present a one-night-only concert of Caesar's Wife featuring the world premiere of an original score written circa 1969 by Tony Award nominee Carolyn Leigh (Peter Pan, Little Me, Gatsby) and Grammy Award nominee Lee Pockriss (Gatsby, Ernest in Love). Conceived and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), this new behind-the-scenes look at the unfinished musical will play Peter Norton Symphony Space today, November 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Amy Hohn, Cary Shields & More Join Cast of UMC's CAESAR'S WIFE Concert, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Jonathan Burke (A Christmas Story), Amy Hohn (November), Chris LeBeau, Kilty Reidy (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Cary Shields (Taboo, Rent) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo.'s (UMC) concert presentation of Caesar's Wife. (more...)

Rachel de Benedet, Kevin Earley, Teal Wicks and More Join UnsungMusicalsCo.'s CAESAR'S WIFE, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present a one-night-only concert of Caesar's Wife featuring the world premiere of an original score written circa 1969 by Tony Award nominee Carolyn Leigh (Peter Pan, Little Me, Gatsby) and Grammy Award nominee Lee Pockriss (Gatsby, Ernest in Love). Conceived and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), this new behind-the-scenes look at the unfinished musical will play Peter Norton Symphony Space on Monday, November 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Marc Jacoby, Gregg Edelman, Johnny Rabe & More in Highlights of SECONDHAND LIONS
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2013

An all-star cast takes the stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre in the celebrated organization's 15th new musical, Secondhand Lions. Based on the beloved film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, Secondhand Lions springs to musical life in Seattle with a superbly talented cast of Broadway stars and Seattle musical theater actors. Check out some highlights below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Bit Disjointed but SECONDHAND LIONS at 5th Ave Full of Fantasy and Heart
by Jay Irwin - Sep 27, 2013

OK, so we're all sick of the trend of movies turned into musicals but, Dear Readers, just as movies have to keep remaking themselves, Broadway will keep culling from film vaults for new musicals. Let's face it, it ain't going anywhere. But if they're going to do it, such as with the current production of 'Secondhand Lions' being tried out on the stages of the 5th Avenue Theatre, let's make sure it can be done on a stage and still make sense. Yes, the fanciful stories and budding and heartfelt relationship between the two old curmudgeons and their young nephew are still there and done quite well in moments. But the attempt to jam that title down our throats without even the slightest hint of the actual lion storyline feels a bit insulting to anyone who saw the film. But we'll get to that in a minute. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch 'You Have Brought Me Love' from 5th Avenue's SECONDHAND LIONS
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2013

An all-star cast takes the stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre in the celebrated organization's 15th new musical, Secondhand Lions. Based on the beloved film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, Secondhand Lions springs to musical life in Seattle with a superbly talented cast of Broadway stars and Seattle musical theater actors. Below check out a sneak peek of 'You Have Brought Me Love'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gregg Edelman, Mark Jacoby, Kendra Kassebaum, Johnny Rabe & More in SECONDHAND LIONS at 5th Ave Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

An all-star cast takes the stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre in the celebrated organization's 15th new musical, Secondhand Lions. Based on the beloved film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, Secondhand Lions springs to musical life in Seattle with a superbly talented cast of Broadway stars and Seattle musical theater actors. Check out a first look at the production shots below! (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre's SECONDHAND LIONS Begins Tonight in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2013

An all-star cast will take the stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre this fall in the celebrated organization's 15th new musical, Secondhand Lions. Based on the beloved film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, Secondhand Lions springs to musical life in Seattle with a superbly talented cast of Broadway stars and Seattle musical theater actors. Lead by Tony Award nominees Gregg Edelman and Mark Jacoby, this adventure story also features Jason Danieley, Jenny Powers, Kevin Earley, Jared Michael Brown, Kendra Kassebaum, Sophia Anne Caruso, and Justin Huertas. Johnny Rabe, star of Broadway's A Christmas Story, takes center stage as Walter. (more...)

Gregg Edelman, Mark Jacoby and Johnny Rabe Star in SECONDHAND LIONS at 5th Avenue Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

From the farms of Texas to the sands of Arabia, The 5th Avenue Theatre is taking Seattle on an unforgettable journey in Secondhand Lions - a thrilling new musical based on the popular film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall. Secondhand Lions springs to musical life in Seattle with a cast that includes Broadway stars Gregg Edelman, Mark Jacoby, Jason Danieley, Kevin Earley, Kendra Kassebaum, Jenny Powers, and A Christmas Story's Johnny Rabe as Walter, the show's young lead, alongside several of Seattle's favorite musical theater stars. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Mark Jacoby, Gregg Edelman and More in 5th Avenue's SECONDHAND LIONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

An all-star cast will take the stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre this fall in the celebrated organization's 15th new musical, Secondhand Lions. Based on the beloved film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, Secondhand Lions springs to musical life in Seattle with a superbly talented cast of Broadway stars and Seattle musical theater actors. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Danieley and Kevin Earley Perform 'Unlike Anyone I've Ever Known' from SECONDHAND LIONS
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2013

An all-star cast will take the stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre this fall in the celebrated organization's 15th new musical, Secondhand Lions. Based on the beloved film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, Secondhand Lions springs to musical life in Seattle with a superbly talented cast of Broadway stars and Seattle musical theater actors. Click below to watch Jason Danieley and Kevin Earley perform 'Unlike Anyone I've Ever Known' from The Secondhand Lions Spotlight Night at 5th Avenue Theatre on August 20! (more...)

Jason Danieley, Jenny Powers and More Join Johnny Rabe in 5th Avenue Theatre's SECONDHAND LIONS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2013

An all-star cast will take the stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre this fall in the celebrated organization's 15th new musical, Secondhand Lions. Based on the beloved film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, Secondhand Lions springs to musical life in Seattle with a superbly talented cast of Broadway stars and Seattle musical theater actors. Lead by Tony Award nominees Gregg Edelman and Mark Jacoby, this adventure story also features Jason Danieley, Jenny Powers, Kevin Earley,Jared Michael Brown, Kendra Kassebaum, Sophia Anne Caruso, and Justin Huertas. Johnny Rabe, star of Broadway's A Christmas Story, takes center stage as Walter. (more...)

Gregg Edelman, Mark Jacoby and Johnny Rabe to Star SECONDHAND LIONS at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

From the farms of Texas to the sands of Arabia, The 5th Avenue Theatre is taking Seattle on an unforgettable journey in Secondhand Lions - a thrilling new musical based on the popular film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall. Secondhand Lions springs to musical life in Seattle with a cast that includes Broadway stars Gregg Edelman, Mark Jacoby, Jason Danieley, Kevin Earley, Kendra Kassebaum, Jenny Powers, and A Christmas Story's Johnny Rabe as Walter, the show's young lead, alongside several of Seattle's favorite musical theater stars. (more...)

The Town Hall Presents BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, Featuring Howard McGillin, Lisa Brescia & More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

The Town Hall is proud to announce the season finale of Broadway by the Year featuring The Broadway Musicals of 1988, includingThe Phantom of the Opera, Chess, Legs Diamond, Romance Romance, Carrie, and More! Scott Siegel, the creator, writer, and host of Broadway by the Year has selected a half dozen performers to star in the concert, including Howard McGillin, who holds the record for playing 'The Phantom' longer than any other actor in Broadway history. He will be joined by one of his Christines, Jennifer Hope Wills. Drama Desk Nominees Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes) and Kevin Earley (Death Takes a Holiday) return toBroadway by the Year. Lisa Brescia, who starred on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's The Times They Are A-Changin', as Elphaba in Wicked, and as Donna in Mamma Mia! makes her Broadway by the Year debut and favorite Scott Coulter will direct and star in the concert. The cast will be joined by the Broadway by the Year Chorus. (more...)

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