Laurie Beechman News

Date Of Birth:
April 04, 1953
Date Of Death:
March 08, 1998 (44)
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Gender:
Female
STAGE TUBE: Frankie James Grande Channels Ricky Martin, Sings from EVITA at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2014

MAMMA MIA's Frankie James Grande performed 'And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out)' as Ricky Martin at Broadway Sessions on January 29th, 2013. Watch him sing below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Courtney Act's BOYS LIKE ME Exudes Heart and Suggestion
by David Clarke - Jul 31, 2014

Before Courtney Act was an absolute sensation on LOGO's RuPaul's Drag Race's sixth season, she was shaking things up in her native Australia. With decadent vocal talent, mesmerizing stage presence, charisma, charm, and looks for days, Courtney Act is touring her torrid, one-woman tell-all BOYS LIKE ME, which packs as much heart as it does ribald suggestion. (more...)

Ariella Serur's NOW I KNOW to Feature Songs by Gasparini, Oliver and More, 8/8 & 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Join actor/singer Ariella Serur for her cabaret debut as she explores the many discoveries of love as expressed by some of the most exciting writers in today's world of musical theater. 'NOW I KNOW: Ariella Serur Sings Love Songs Of The Contemporary Musical Theater' comes to Don't Tell Mama NYC, 343 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues on Friday, August 8th, 7pm and Sunday, August 17th, 4pm. Directed by Max Friedman. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HEATHERS' Charissa Hogeland Sings 'Over the Love' at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2014

HEATHERS' Charissa Hogeland performed 'Over the Love' at BROADWAY SESSIONS. Watch her sing the Florence and the Machine tune below! (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Anatomy of a Duo Show--Classy, Entertaining, Yet Flawed KT Sullivan/Jeff Harnar Sondheim Set at the Beechman Is All About Choices
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 25, 2014

The current Stephen Sondheim tribute show, Our Time, starring KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar at the Laurie Beechman (which I attended on July 9 and 16; there are two more Wednesday performances at 6pm on August 6, 13), is a charming, classy, and entertaining affair. But it also includes enough flaws in execution that prevent it from being truly great. For one thing, it doesn't really feel like a duo show. It's more like two solo performances within one show, where the performers fit in a couple of numbers together to justify the concept. A critique of the Sullivan/Harnar Sondheim set provides an interesting opportunity to analyze the anatomy of a duo show and the choices that can make it work—or not. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Will Premiere New Play BAD WITH MONEY at The Duplex this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In BAD WITH MONEY he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem-or get rich trying. Written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark, BAD WITH MONEY premieres at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) from September 4 through November 6. (more...)

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...)

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