Kevin Thomas Garcia News

Casts of BEAUTIFUL, IF/THEN, ALADDIN, CABARET and More Begin Recording for Broadway's CAROLS FOR A CURE, VOL. 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Stars, casts and musicians from the current Broadway line-up are recording now for the 2014 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire, Danny Pudi, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Betsy Morgan & More Star in Hunter Bell, Lee Overtree & Eli Bolin's FOUND Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere new musical FOUND, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by Tony AwardŽ nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree, music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin and choreography by Monica Bill Barnes, began performances September 18 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Below, check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of NYTW's SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Sep 23, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the first production of their 2014/15 season, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, based on Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name. English version by Emily Mann and conceived and directed by Ivo van Hove, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE officially opened last night, September 22, 2014 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 26, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you phtoos from opening night below! (more...)

Tracy McDowell to Bring STORY OF A GIRL to 54 Below, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club invites you to join Tracy McDowell (Motown, RENT, The Next Big Thing) as she shares the story of her life thus far and the music that got her through it. From Scary Au Pairs from Germany, to mental breakdowns, family drama, sex, addiction, quitting the biz, then not quitting the biz, and everything else crazy that has made her who she is today. She has the proof. Expect a night of hilarity, video footage, special guests and stories that are almost unbelievable with her background singers "Team Tracy" (Anne Fraser Thomas (City Center's FAUST), Injoy Fountain (Condola and the Stoop Kids) and Crystal Mosser (9 to 5). (more...)

Marty Thomas and Industry Bar's Second BE A DIVA Singing Competition Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA features NYCs finest female vocalists paying tribute to the greatest icons throughout history! The show performs weekly in midtown Manhattan hotspot, Industry Bar. It has also been seen around the country, as well as on Off Broadway and Broadway stages. In its fourth year, the show has featured such acts as Shoshana Bean, Shayna Steele, Rachel Potter, Alysha Umphress, Lena Hall, Eden Espinosa, The Glamazons, The Skivvies, Ramona Keller, N'Kenge, Saycon Sengbloh, Kate Rockwell and many many more. (more...)

Sandra Bernhard Set for SANDYLAND 11/15 at the Haugh Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Haugh Performing Arts Center in Glendora is thrilled to present SANDRA BERNHARD in 'SANDYLAND' with The Flawless Zircons on Saturday, November 15 at 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) at the Haugh Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd. in Glendora, CA 91741. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ABBA Wax Figures Make U.S. Debut at Madame Tussauds with the Cast of MAMMA MIA!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Sep 03, 2014

Madame Tussauds New York just hosted a spirited unveiling for the wax figures of worldwide music sensation ABBA as they make their stateside debut, with the help of the Broadway stars from the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! - Judy McLane, Lauren Cohn and Stacia Fernandez at Madame Tussauds New York, 234 W. 42nd St (between 7th and 8th Aves). BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

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...)

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