Kevin Thomas Garcia News

BWW Interviews: Two-Time Tony Nominee Laura Osnes Talks Masterclasses in Texas
by Katricia Lang - Aug 27, 2014

Laura Osnes is bringing her beauty, brains and talent to Texas - Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth respectively. In each city, she will teach a masterclass drawing on her wealth of experience as a Broadway actress and Tony Award Nominee. In this interview, she talks about what she's been taught and what she plans to teach. If she approaches this class with the same charming mixture of pragmatism and idealism that she approaches her career, you'd better sign up fast. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Atlantic Theater's FOUND: A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents the first production of its 2014-2015 season - the world premiere new musical FOUND, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by Tony Award nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree and original music and lyrics by Eli Bolin. Below, BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Tickets to MAMMA MIA!'s Return to Detroit On Sale this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to The Fisher Theatre for a limited 5-performance engagement October 17 - 19. Tickets ($39 - $79) will go on sale Sunday, August 24 at 10:00 am at all Ticketmaster locations; charge by phone - (800) 982-2787 and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will go on sale at the Fisher Theatre box office at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 25. A complete performance schedule follows this release. (more...)

Leo Gugu to Host PARTY MONSTER THE MUSICAL in Concert at 54 Below, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Party Monster The Musical on Wednesday, August 27th at 9:30pm. This one night only presentation, hosted by downtown superstar Leo Gugu (Stylist/Nightlife Personality), will showcase the worldwide premiere of select songs from Party Monster The Musical. (more...)

Gary Griffin Set to Direct Manhattan Concert Productions' PARADE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The TONY Award-winning score from Parade will be brought to life for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on February 16, 2015. Recent TONY-winner, and original composer, Jason Robert Brown will be at the helm to direct a star-studded cast and full chorus as Music Director, joined by Olivier Award-nominee Gary Griffin as Director. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Robin Williams on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

Comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014. He was 63. Scroll down for a look back at Williams' time on Broadway and around the Broadway world... (more...)

Photo Coverage: MOTOWN's Mykal Kilgore Makes His 54 Below Debut!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Aug 06, 2014

Currently starring in the hit Broadway musical Motown, acclaimed singing-actor Mykal Kilgore just made his 54 Below solo concert debut, exploring his life as an artist, why music is important to him, and show off his eclectic taste in music ranging from gospel to jazz to soul to contemporary musical theatre. Check out phtoos from insode his concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Returns to 54 Below
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Aug 05, 2014

Just last week was the second of three performances of 'Villain: DeBlanks' benefitting BC/EFA. Written by Billy Mitchell, 'Villain: DeBlanks' is a late-night fundraiser where the cast needs the audience as much as the audience loves the cast. The company featured Jennifer Cody, Adam Feldman, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Hugh Hysell, Hedda Lettuce, and Christine Pedi, with Heather Shisler. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 26- August 1
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 01, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include BROADWAY THE HARDWAY, Tina Fey's visit to HEATHERS, a first look at THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, and more! (more...)

Tracy McDowell, Joe Calveri, Julius Thomas III & More Set for PARTY MONSTER THE MUSICAL at 54 Below, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Party Monster The Musical on Wednesday, August 27th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates 11 Years on Stage!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Aug 01, 2014

The long-running Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q just celebrated its 11th anniversary in New York last night, July 31 at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stacie Bono Makes 54 Below Debut
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Aug 01, 2014

Princesses live a charmed life with their spell-bounding beauty, adoring princes and happily ever afters. Throughout history, this impression has fueled the fantasies of little girls, but as they grow into women, frequently devolves into twisted self-esteem, failed relationships, Facebook stalking and costly therapy bills. Is the princess path truly the way to happiness? (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stephen McKinley Henderson Displays Pathos and Power in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by Michael Dale - Aug 01, 2014

Stephen Adly Guirgis' new play offers crackling, streetwise dialogue and tension-packed drama. (more...)

Review Roundup: Atlantic Theater's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by Review Roundups - Jul 31, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon, Liza Colon-Zayas, Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Rispoli, and Ray Anthony Thomas. The production opens tonight, July 31 for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 16, 2014 off-Broadway. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: Susan Blackwell, Krysta Rodriguez & More Serve Up VOLLEYGIRLS Benefit at 54 Below
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 31, 2014

Chicago Fire's Monica Raymund of Sisu Theatrical Productions, LLC, Jacob Harvey of Cave 76 Productions, LLC and Jordi Coats presented a cabaret-style concert of VOLLEYGIRLS last night at 54 Below, which included tunes from the breakout hit from the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The concert, hosted by Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), served as a benefit for the It Gets Better Project. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the evenet below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 19-25
by Louisa Brady - Jul 25, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include Priscilla Lopez's first performance as Berthe in PIPPIN, production photos from the A.R.T's FINDING NEVERLAND, a first look at Patti LuPone at 54 Below, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY SINGS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE with Lena Hall, Andy Mientus & More!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 23, 2014

Broadway Sings Justin Timberlake, the sixth concert of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series, just continued last night at (le) Poisson Rouge. More than 15 Broadway performers were accompanied by a full jazz band playing brand new, original orchestrations of Timberlake's greatest hits. Previous artists honored in the series were Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, and Amy Winehouse. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Time to Start Livin! Backstage with PIPPIN's New 'Berthe'- Priscilla Lopez
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 23, 2014

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, who appeared in the legendary original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of 'Fastrada' in the original production of Pippin in 1973, just joined the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Berthe' last night. BroadwayWorld was at the Music Box Theatre for the special night and you can check out photos from backstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside I HAD A BALL Reading with Lesli Margherita, Bruce Vilanch & More!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 22, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), was held earlier this week in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the reading below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen McKinley Henderson and More in Atlantic Theater's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon, Liza Colon-Zayas, Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Rispoli, and Ray Anthony Thomas. The production is currently in previews and will open Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 16, 2014off-Broadway at Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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