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Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar ChallengePhoto Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 26, 2014

Last night were the finals of the MetroStar Talent Challenge and BroadwayWorld was there. One by one the nervous five entered the dark room and the process started. The judges were identified and their qualifications noted by host Tom Gamblin. (more...)

MetroStar Top 5 to Begin Two-Week Finale on MondayMetroStar Top 5 to Begin Two-Week Finale on Monday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

On Monday, in one of the most competitive MetroStar competitions to date, five finalists were selected to move on to the two-week finals of the 7th annual MetroStar Talent Challenge. The five finalists, who will go head-to-head the next two Mondays, August 18 and 25, are Joanna Morton Gary, Lindsey Holloway, Leah Jennings, David LaMarr and Kristoffer Lowe. The Top 5, narrowed down from a group of nine semifinalists, are the last singers singing from an initial pool of 48 when the 8-week competition began on July 7. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 11-18, 2014Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 11-18, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Tony Yazbeck: The Floor Above Me, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Patti Murin, Metropolitan Room's 7th Annual MetroStar Talent Challenge, and Stop the Presses: Newsboys of New York Rally. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SEARCHING FOR ROMEO, Heading to NYMFPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of SEARCHING FOR ROMEO, Heading to NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents SEARCHING FOR ROMEO, a new musical with a retro-pop score, featuring Book, Music and Lyrics by Brian Sutton. Directed by Laura Josepher with a cast including Zal Owen ("Fiddler on the Roof"), Natalie Newman ("Grease"), and Justine Magnusson ("Whistle Down the Wind"), the world premiere will be presented as an official selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival at the PTC Performance Space (555 West 42nd Street, New York, NY) for a limited five performances on: Tuesday, July 8 at 8:00pm; Thursday, July 10 at 5:00pm; Friday, July 11 at 9:00pm; Saturday, July 12 at 5:00pm; and Sunday, July 13 at 12:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

World Premiere New Musical SEARCHING FOR ROMEO Set for 2014 NYMF, 7/8-13World Premiere New Musical SEARCHING FOR ROMEO Set for 2014 NYMF, 7/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The world premiere, new musical SEARCHING FOR ROMEO - book, music and lyrics by Brian Sutton, directed by Laura Josepher, musical direction by David Sisco - will be presented as an official selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Rebecca Luker, Howard McGillin, Mandy Gonzalez & More Set for 54 SINGS TIME AND AGAIN, 5/11Rebecca Luker, Howard McGillin, Mandy Gonzalez & More Set for 54 SINGS TIME AND AGAIN, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

54 BELOW announces the cast for their next big concert event '54 Sings Time and Again.' Playing for two performances only on May 11, the 7PM concert event will star Rebecca Luker (Phantom of the Opera, Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Nine), Howard McGillin (Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, The Secret Garden), and Jessica Molaskey (Parade, Dream, Sunday in the Park with George). (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE AMANDA MCBROOM PROJECT Plays The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Now Until 3/17Photo Coverage: THE AMANDA MCBROOM PROJECT Plays The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Now Until 3/17
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 15, 2014

The Amanda McBroom Project, conceived and directed by Eric Michael Gillett and Arthur Masella, with musical direction by Jeff Cubeta is playing at The Laurie Beechman Theatre for 3 nights only, March 14th, 15th & 17th. Starring in the production are, Karen Akers, Aisha de Haas, Terese Genecco, Mandy Gonzalez, Carolyn Montgomery-Forant and Kt Sullivan. Also appearing are Alison Grace Bradbury, Leah Jennings, Eva Kantor, Lauren Stanford, Erin Wegner Brooks and Melanie Vaughan. BroadwayWorld was there at the opening, check below to see photos from the performance! (more...)

THE AMANDA MCBROOM PROJECT Returns to the Laurie Beechman, Now thru 3/17THE AMANDA MCBROOM PROJECT Returns to the Laurie Beechman, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Amanda McBroom Project...continuing the journey will play tonight, March 14, 15, and 17 at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W. 42 Street (Between 9 and 10 Avenues). (more...)

THE AMANDA MCBROOM PROJECT to Return to the Laurie Beechman, 3/14-17THE AMANDA MCBROOM PROJECT to Return to the Laurie Beechman, 3/14-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Amanda McBroom Project...continuing the journey will play March 14, 15, and 17 at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W. 42 Street (Between 9 and 10 Avenues). Reservations: 212.695.6909. Music charge $20; Food/drink minimum $15. (more...)

Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel, Rachel Potter & More Set for 54 Below this WeekJeff Daniels, Beth Leavel, Rachel Potter & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Karen Akers, Mandy Gonzalez, Jarrod Spector and More Set for LOST MOVIE THEMES at 54 Below, 3/2Karen Akers, Mandy Gonzalez, Jarrod Spector and More Set for LOST MOVIE THEMES at 54 Below, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

A treasure trove of amazing movie themes and songs that didn't reach the winners' circle on Oscar Night! 'Lost Movie Themes' is a celebration of the songwriters for whom it was an honor just to be nominated, interpreted by some of Broadway's most exciting talent. An evening of the unforgettable, the forgotten and the egregiously overlooked, filled with stories about the songs and the making of the movies themselves. (more...)

SHOWSTOPPERS: UPTUNE & A BALLAD Set for Laurie Beechman, 2/3 & 10SHOWSTOPPERS: UPTUNE & A BALLAD Set for Laurie Beechman, 2/3 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

EMG Collective/Singers Forum presents two separate shows of SHOWSTOPPERS: UPTUNE & A BALLAD on Feb. 3 and 10 at 7 p.m. at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Not all performers appear on both nights. (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER! Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER! Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 2, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! is directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! features David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (MR. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! also features 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! plays the Millburn, New Jersey theater through December 29. The official press opening was last night, December 1, 2013, and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Theatre By The Sea to Present LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, 8/14-9/1Theatre By The Sea to Present LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, 8/14-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) will conclude the blockbuster 2013 season with a glamorous production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, a 'modern family' musical. This sparkling all new production will be on stage for three weeks only starting Wednesday, August 14 and playing through Today, September 1, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theater By the Sea Ends 80th Season with Flawed LA CAGE AUX FOLLESBWW Reviews: Theater By the Sea Ends 80th Season with Flawed LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Robert Barossi - Aug 18, 2013

For those outside of theatrical circles, La Cage Aux Folles might be best known as the basis for the hit movie The Birdcage. While that's all well and good, the musical has been a major force in the theater world since it premiered in 1983, when it won a number of Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The show has been revived on Broadway twice and both revivals won a Tony Award for Best Revival. It's the only show to ever win that award twice. On the surface, it seems like the perfect show to end a successful summer at Theater By the Sea in Matunuck. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre By The Sea's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Now Playing Through 9/1Photo Flash: Theatre By The Sea's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Now Playing Through 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) will conclude the blockbuster 2013 season with a glamorous production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, a 'modern family' musical. This sparkling all new production will be on stage through Sunday, September 1, 2013. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Now thru 9/1Theatre By The Sea Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) will conclude the blockbuster 2013 season with a glamorous production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, a 'modern family' musical. This sparkling all new production will be on stage for three weeks only starting tonight, August 14 and playing through Sunday, September 1, 2013. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea to Present LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, 8/14-9/1Theatre By The Sea to Present LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, 8/14-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) will conclude the blockbuster 2013 season with a glamorous production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, a 'modern family' musical. This sparkling all new production will be on stage for three weeks only starting Wednesday, August 14 and playing through Sunday, September 1, 2013. (more...)

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