Laurie Beechman News

Date Of Birth:
April 04, 1953
Date Of Death:
March 08, 1998 (44)
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Gender:
Female
Rebecca Spencer to Make LA Concert Debut with FAIR WARNING at Upstairs at Vitello's, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Broadway performer and BackStage Bistro Award-winning recording artist Rebecca Spencer will celebrate her Los Angeles concert debut with a performance of FAIR WARNING at Upstairs at Vitello's on Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Travis Moser's LIVE AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 17, 2014

A live recording of standout cabaret performer Travis Moser's recent solo show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre is now available to order. (more...)

NYMF's WIKIMUSICAL Adds Another 7/20 Performance at PTC Performance Space
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

WikiMusical with a Book and Lyrics by Frank Ceruzzi & Blake J. Harris; Music by Trent Jeffords is being presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival with performances at PTC Performance Space (Pearl Theatre Company), 555 West 42nd Street, NYC. A second additional performance has been added for this Sunday 7/20 at 4pm. Performances begin this weekend: Friday, July 18 at 8pm; Saturday, July 19 at 5pm; Sunday, July 20 4pm (2nd added show) & at 8pm; and the first added show on Tuesday, July 22nd at 1pm; Tuesday, July 22 at 5pm; and Saturday, July 26 at 9pm. (more...)

Azudi Onyejekwe and Rodrick Covington to Star in THE SONGS OF CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN Concert at NYMF, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Moldy Fig Productions, LCC present THE SONGS OF CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN, a one night only concert event. With Book by Kevin Ray, Andrea Lepcio & Dominic Taylor; Music and Lyrics by Kevin Ray; and Additional Story by Suellen Vance, the concert will be directed by Lee Summers and is set for Tuesday, July 22nd at 8 p.m. at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Irish Rep to Kick Off THE PARTING GLASS Series This Week with IN SHORTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre announces THE PARTING GLASS, a series of special one-night only events celebrating Irish arts and culture. THE PARTING GLASS, which marks the end of the Irish Rep's 2013-2014 Season, will feature traditional Irish music, dance, poetry and storytelling. The series will take place on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Courtney Act's BOYS LIKE ME to Return to the Laurie Beechman, 7/29-8/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

She has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent and sung a duet with Idina Menzel, now Australian Idol sensation and RuPaul's Drag Race star Courtney Act returns to New York -- after 2 previous sold out engagements -- with an encore of her acclaimed solo show BOYS LIKE ME at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). (more...)

NY Musical Theatre Festival's Student Leadership Program to Present GRASSROOTS and TRAILBLAZERS, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) celebrates emerging composers and performers with two concert series - Grassroots July 10 and 11 at 7 pm and Trailblazers July 15 at 7 pm and 16 at 7 pm - at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe? (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.nymf.org or by calling (212) 352­3101. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: CATS Claws Its Way Back To The West End
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 11, 2014

Today, in honor of the kick-off of the first West End revival of world renowned mega-musical CATS we serve up a fancy feline feast. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's WIKIMUSICAL, Opening Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

WikiMusical with a Book and Lyrics by Frank Ceruzzi & Blake J. Harris; Music by Trent Jeffords is being presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival with performances at PTC Performance Space (Pearl Theatre Company), 555 West 42nd Street, NYC. Performances begin next week. They are: Friday, July 18 at 8pm; Saturday, July 19 at 5pm; Sunday, July 20 at 8pm; and the newly added additional show on Tuesday, July 22nd at 1:00pm; Tuesday, July 22 at 5:00 pm; and Saturday, July 26 at 9pm. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Soul Picnic Productions to Bring 'BACK TO THE GARDEN' to Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

SOUL PICNIC PRODUCTIONS, presents Melissa Hammans in BACK TO THE GARDEN: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro on August 1st and 2nd, 2014 at Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, Bloomington, IN. (more...)

WIKIMUSICAL Adds 7/22 Performance at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

WikiMusical with a Book and Lyrics by Frank Ceruzzi & Blake J. Harris; Music by Trent Jeffords is being presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival with performances at PTC Performance Space (Pearl Theatre Company), 555 West 42nd Street, NYC. Performances begin next week. They are: Friday, July 18 at 8pm; Saturday, July 19 at 5pm; Sunday, July 20 at 8pm; and the newly added additional show on Tuesday, July 22nd at 1:00pm; Tuesday, July 22 at 5:00 pm; and Saturday, July 26 at 9pm. (more...)

NYMF to Celebrate Emerging Talent with GRASSROOTS and TRAILBLAZERS Concerts 7/10-11 & 7/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) celebrates emerging composers and performers with two concert series -- Grassroots July 10 and 11 at 7 pm and Trailblazers July 15 at 7 pm and 16 at 7 pm -- at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe? (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Bryce Ryness, Janet Krupin, Charlotte Maltby and More Set for NYMF Launch Event MEETING OUR HEROES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival presents its special opening night launch event 'MEETING OUR HEROES: A Tribute to the Composers Who Inspire Us' at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street) tonight, July 7 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Annie Golden Sings 'Spin Those Records' by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 06, 2014

This week's featured composers are Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams whose song 'Spin Those Records' from their new musical Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo! was sung by the legend herself at their concert at 54 Below. You may recognize Annie Golden from the hit TV show 'Orange is the New Black' or from the Original Broadway Cast of HAIR. Today, we are thrilled to share a clip of the song written for Annie by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams! (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Mid-Year Cabaret Review--Best (and Favorite) 20 Shows and Performances (So Far) for 2014
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 05, 2014

Since I attended more than 50 shows over the past eight months (a few more than once)--the large majority of which were reviewed on these web pages—I felt I had more than enough cabaret show inventory to present my second-annual “Mid-Year Cabaret Review” citing the “20 Best Cabaret Shows and Performances” for the first half of 2014. Since the eligibility period for 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Award consideration begins with shows staged since last November (late October if it was the first of a run), I've included a few of those late 2013 shows in this group. And with the announcement of the BWW Award nominees just four months away, I've offered some projections on the Award categories for which these shows very well might receive consideration. (more...)

Casting Update for EPIC FAIL, a New York Musical Theatre Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Casting has been announced for the new edition of Marc Eardley's EPIC FAIL directed by Marc Eardleyand presented Off-Broadway at The Laurie Beechman Theater by Graydon Gund and The New York Musical Theatre Festival. There will be three performances of EPIC FAIL July 8th at 9:30, and July 12th at 5:00 and 8:00pm. Tickets for EPIC FAIL went on sale June 16th. (more...)

Bryce Ryness, Janet Krupin, Jeremiah Ginn and Charlotte Maltby Join NYMF's MEETING OUR HEROES, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL has announced the performers for their special opening night launch event "MEETING OUR HEROES: A Tribute to the Composers Who Inspire Us" at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street) on Monday, July 7 at 7:00 PM. Jeremiah Ginn (Murder for Two), Janet Krupin (If/Then, Bring It On: The Musical), Charlotte Maltby (Les Miserables at the Muny) and Bryce Ryness (Fly By Night, First Date, Hair), will help four emerging songwriters celebrate four of musical theater's most celebrated composers. An intimate, history-making night of songs and stories, this one-night-only concert opens NYMF with music from established and new writers alike and honors the individuals who have made an indelible mark on the musical theater community. (more...)

Hannah Elless and More Set for NYMF Readings of New Musical FOR TONIGHT, 7/9 & 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

For Tonight, a new original musical, by creators Shenelle Williams, Spencer Williams and Whitney Rhodes is headed to New York City to participate in The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) as a developmental reading. For Tonight's story is inspired by the life of the writer's great-great-great-grandfather in the 1830's in Northern Wales/Liverpool. With its indie-rock inspired score and a completely original book, this story focuses on the universal themes of love, family and acceptance. The show will have three performances at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in July 2014. (more...)

Charles Strouse, Stephen Flaherty, Michael John LaChiusa and More Set for NYMF's MEETING OUR HEROES Concert, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival will launch this season with a special opening night event "MEETING OUR HEROES: A Tribute to the Composers Who Inspire Us" at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street) on Monday, July 7 at 7:00 PM. Four of musical theater's most celebrated composers will appear to be honored by four emerging songwriters for an intimate, history-making night of songs and stories, as they pay tribute to the writers who inspire us. Featuring a cast of Broadway friends, this one-night-only concert opens NYMF with music from established and new writers alike and honors the individuals who have made an indelible mark on the musical theater community. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BACKSTAGE WITH PETER LeDONNE Premieres on AM 970 The Answer
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 26, 2014

Longtime theatrical Ad Man, Peter LeDonne, is now a New York radio host on 970 AM The Answer with Backstage with Peter LeDonne. Peter's show airs every Sunday from 12 Noon to 1 PM. He will have special guests from the world of entertainment and will provide listeners with all the information they need to know about what's going on in New York City's live entertainment scene. (more...)

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