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Arielle Jacobs, Matthew Shingledecker & More to Join Lee, Long & Burns in THE OPPOSITE OF COOL at 54 BelowArielle Jacobs, Matthew Shingledecker & More to Join Lee, Long & Burns in THE OPPOSITE OF COOL at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Broadway stars Arielle Jacobs (In the Heights, Wicked), Matthew Shingledecker (Wicked, West Side Story), Lavon Fisher-Wilson (Newsies, NY Spring Spectacular), Natalie Charle Ellis (School of Rock), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde, NBC's The Sound of Music), Dana Costello (Finding Neverland), and Nkrumah Gatling (Hair) join Jonathan Lee, Justin Anthony Long and Joanna Burns in The Opposite of Cool: the songs of Lee, Long & Burns. (more...)

THE OPPOSITE OF COOL Set for 54 Below, 7/6THE OPPOSITE OF COOL Set for 54 Below, 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Join Jonathan Lee, Justin Anthony Long, Joanna Burns, a small village of Broadway stars and amazing guest performers for a night of fun musical comedy. With the help of their friends, the writer/performer trio will perform and present songs from their original new musical, Welcome to Shoofly (NYMF Next Link Finalist), their hit musical web-series, City of Dreams (New York Times, USA Today, Playbill.com, BroadwayWorld.com) and some brand-spankin' new original comedy tunes.  (more...)

NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Cast Members Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 4/23NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Cast Members Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYMF Gala Celebrates Christopher Gattelli, Beth Williams and Allan Williams!Photo Coverage: NYMF Gala Celebrates Christopher Gattelli, Beth Williams and Allan Williams!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 10, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) just honored choreographer Christopher Gattelli, and theatre producer and manager Beth Williams and Allan Williams at its 2014 Gala last night, November 9th at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

New Featurette Showcasing The Final Lottery For NEWSIESNew Featurette Showcasing The Final Lottery For NEWSIES
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 29, 2014

Disney's popular screen-to-stage adaptation of NEWSIES ended its run on Broadway this weekend after more than 2 years on the Great White Way and a new video featurette focusing on the final lottery is now available to view. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
by Walter McBride - Aug 25, 2014

Just last night, the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES bowed for the last time at the Nederlander Theatre. NEWSIES featured a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES was directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work. NEWSIES enjoyed almost two and a half years on Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the big night below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the NEWSIES Cast Take Their FINAL Energetic Curtain Call!STAGE TUBE: Watch the NEWSIES Cast Take Their FINAL Energetic Curtain Call!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2014

The cast of the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES took their excited final bows at the Nederlander Theatre today to uproarious applause from a packed audience. NEWSIES featured a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES was directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work. NEWSIES enjoyed almost two and a half years on Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Corey Cott and the Cast of NEWSIES Accept Ice Bucket Challenge from PIPPIN!STAGE TUBE: Corey Cott and the Cast of NEWSIES Accept Ice Bucket Challenge from PIPPIN!
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2014

The national tour company of PIPPIN challenged the Broadway cast of NEWSIES to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and the boys have taken them up on their dare. NEWSIES is now challenging Alan Cumming and the Broadway company of CABARET, the Broadway company of MATILDA, and James Iglehart and the cast of ALADDIN. Watch their submission below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - NEWSIES!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's NEWSIES below! (more...)

NEWSIES' LaVon Fisher-Wilson Welcomes Baby GirlNEWSIES' LaVon Fisher-Wilson Welcomes Baby Girl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

She's just a Broadway baby! LaVon Fisher-Wilson, (Broadway's Newsies, The Color Purple and Chicago) and husband Darrell C. Wilson Sr. are excited to announce the arrival of their first daughter, DaVonna Bessiella Wilson. (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Gattelli & NEWSIES Cast Teach 'Get Up and Go' Workout on GMAVIDEO: Christopher Gattelli & NEWSIES Cast Teach 'Get Up and Go' Workout on GMA
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Below, check out the appearance of the cast of Broadway's NEWSIES, who shared their Broadway-style workout routine on this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, live from Times Square! (more...)

Original NEWSIES Star Capathia Jenkins Returns as 'Medda' TodayOriginal NEWSIES Star Capathia Jenkins Returns as 'Medda' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

NEWSIES welcomes back original cast member Capathia Jenkins in the role of 'Medda Larkin'. Jenkins, who originated the role on Broadway, begins performances tonight, July 15 and will remain with the hit musical through its final performance on August 24. (more...)

Original NEWSIES Star Capathia Jenkins Set to Return as 'Medda' on 7/15Original NEWSIES Star Capathia Jenkins Set to Return as 'Medda' on 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Newsies, the Tony Award® winning 'Critics' Pick,' just announced that original cast member Capathia Jenkins will return to the show in the role of Medda Larkin. Jenkins, who originated the role on Broadway, begins performances onTuesday, July 15 and will remain with the hit musical through its final performance on August 24. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: NEWSIES to Close on Broadway This AugustBREAKING NEWS: NEWSIES to Close on Broadway This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

This Just In! Intended initially for a limited run, and turning into a 2+ year hit, Newsies, featuring a score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, will play its final performance at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre onS unday, August 24, 2014 prior to launching its national tour in October. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BYU's A Capella Group Stages Showstopping One-Shot NEWSIES MedleySTAGE TUBE: BYU's A Capella Group Stages Showstopping One-Shot NEWSIES Medley
by Tyler Peterson - May 21, 2014

Brigham Young University's a capella group Vocal Point pulled together 85 student performers and crew members to stage a showstopping, stripped down one-shot tribute to NEWSIES - and they undoubtedly succeeded.. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Rosie O'Donnell Visits NEWSIESPhoto Flash: Rosie O'Donnell Visits NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Rosie O'Donnell, one of Broadway's biggest supporters, went to see the Tony Award-winning smash-hit musical Newsies at the Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St.) this weekend. Following the performance, Ms. O'Donnell went backstage to meet the cast, later tweeting, 'LOVED IT SO MUCH - amazing talent on that stage!' Below, check out a photo of O'Donnell backstage with NEWSIES cast member Jack Scott! (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Sets Lottery Policy, NEWSIES Switches to General RushDisney's ALADDIN Sets Lottery Policy, NEWSIES Switches to General Rush
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Two Disney Broadway hits announce new ticket policies beginning April 21 providing access to affordable tickets for same-day performances, with minimal time commitment for guests. (more...)

Jeremy Greenbaum Set to Join NEWSIES as Davey TonightJeremy Greenbaum Set to Join NEWSIES as Davey Tonight
by Louisa Brady - Apr 1, 2014

Newsies, the Tony Award® winning 'Critics' Pick,' has just announced that Jeremy Greenbaum will temporarily join the cast in the role of Davey beginning with this evening's performance and will play the role through Sunday, May 18, 2014. He steps in for Ben Fankhauser, who originated the role. Greenbaum makes his Broadway debut in the hit musical, marking the 29th such debut since Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

Jeremy Greenbaum Joins NEWSIES as 'Davey' Beginning TonightJeremy Greenbaum Joins NEWSIES as 'Davey' Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Newsies, the Tony Award® winning "Critics' Pick," is pleased to announce that Jeremy Greenbaum will temporarily join the cast in the role of Davey beginning with this evening's performance and will play the role throughSunday, May 18, 2014. He steps in for Ben Fankhauser, who originated the role. Greenbaum makes his Broadway debut in the hit musical, marking the 29th such debut since Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 22-28, 2014THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 22-28, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 28, 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 a look ar opening night of LES MIS, a peek into a recent workshop led by Jonathan Gorff, coverage of of KING LEAR starring Michael Pennington, and more! (more...)

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