Leenya Rideout News

Jeremy Kushnier to Helm 'Un-Ironically Enthusiastic Concert of Nerds' with Live-Stream Performance, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Jeremy Kushnier, Leenya Rideout, and Jarvis Darrell will lead an army of nerds on parade in the Un-Ironically Enthusiastic concert, showcasing original songs by original geeks featuring famous noobs and all the cool kids, on Saturday May 3. (more...)

Bobby Cronin Presents INSPIRED 4: BENEFIT CONCERT, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Bobby Cronin, Timothy Huang, Lyons & Pakchar, Leanna Renee Hieber, William Demaniow, Amanda Taraska star in INSPIRED 4: A Benefit Concert for Eleventh Hour Rescue Nj & The Low Cost Vet Mobile NYC, on MONDAY 3/31 at 7pm at Stage 72, NYC. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer For INSPIRED 4: A BENEFIT CONCERT, Starring Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Bobby Cronin and More
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2014

Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Bobby Cronin, Timothy Huang, Lyons & Pakchar, Leanna Renee Hieber, William Demaniow, Amanda Taraska star in INSPIRED 4: A Benefit Concert for Eleventh Hour Rescue NJ & The Low Cost Vet Mobile NYC, on Monday, March 31 at 7pm at Stage 72, NYC. Scroll down to watch the trailer! (more...)

INSPIRED 4 Benefit Concert with Bobby Cronin, Kerrigan and Lowerdmilk & More Set for 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Produced, created and hosted by Bobby Cronin, INSPIRED is a benefit concert series for animal rescue organizations across the country that will play every other month, with a rotating line-up of some of today's exciting musical theatre writers in a casual and intimate setting as they sit behind the piano and, unlike traditional concerts of their material, perform songs by other writers that have inspired their work. The INSPIRED series hopes to spread the word about the 2.7 million adoptable animals that are euthanized each year in America. Jessica Kahkoska serves as associate producer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: At the Stackner, 'Woody Sez:' Right Wing, Left Wing, Chicken Wing
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jan 13, 2014

Born in 1912, Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was often better known as the hobo poet from Oklahoma, Woody Guthrie. The musician named after an American president protested against capitalism, consumerism and commercialism, which portrays a witty irony in all that he did and the music he based his songwriting on. With this as the background, The Rep's Stackner Cabaret presents the captivating revue Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, a traveling show first produced at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe by the Melting Pot Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's WOODY SEZ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

A joyous, toe-tapping, and moving theatrical concert event which celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's greatest troubadour, Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie features more than 25 songs including classics like 'This Land is Your Land,' 'Pastures of Plenty' and 'The Ballad of Tom Joad.' The original folk hero, Woody Guthrie, and his infectious melodies defined an American era of political expression and transformed the folk ballad into a vehicle of social commentary and unity. The Rep is excited to kick off 2014 with a musical salute to this music icon in this award-winning production. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Reviews: WOODY SEZ Is Back, And As Foot-Tapping As Ever
by Andrew White - Dec 06, 2013

The folks at Theater J have done us a huge favor by bringing back David Lutken and his band, so that we can have another visit with the great American songwriter and activist Woody Guthrie. Staged as an evening of down-home music, complete with opportunities for audience participation and sing-alongs, we can sit in on Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie and see America through the eyes of one of its most accomplished artists. (more...)

WOODY SEZ to Play Milwaukee Rep, 1/3-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

A joyous, toe-tapping, and moving theatrical concert event which celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's greatest troubadour, Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie features more than 25 songs including classics like "This Land is Your Land," "Pastures of Plenty" and "The Ballad of Tom Joad." The original folk hero, Woody Guthrie, and his infectious melodies defined an American era of political expression and transformed the folk ballad into a vehicle of social commentary and unity. The Rep is excited to kick off 2014 with a musical salute to this music icon in this award-winning production. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 10th Anniversary Special - Linda Lenzi's Favorite Photos
by Linda Lenzi - Nov 15, 2013

As BroadwayWorld.com continues to celebrate the site's landmark 10th anniversary, with a variety of special features, today we're turning our spotlight on the wonderful photography of Linda Lenzi. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Annaleigh Ashford & More to Join The Skivvies at 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

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...)

Backstage, The Callback and Brandon Contreras Set for Late Night at 54 Below, 11/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. (more...)

Backstage, The Callback and Brandon Contreras Set for Late Night at 54 Below, 11/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Engaging Cast Brings WOODY SEZ to Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Sep 20, 2013

If your definition of a musical is an orchestra in the pit, dancing, and a plot in which the songs perfectly fit into the story line, WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE isn't for you. If, however, you get off on learning about a real person, and sharing his music and philosophy, presented by an engaging note-perfect cast, this is the show for you. CPH has opened its 98th season with a sure audience pleaser! (more...)

New Musical CLEAR Gets Reading Today at NYTW, Directed by Stafford Arima
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

CLEAR, a new American musical by Paul Oakley Stovall (book, music and lyrics) will receive a reading in NYC today, August 27th. (more...)

New Musical CLEAR Gets 8/27 Reading at NYTW, Directed by Stafford Arima
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

CLEAR, a new American musical by Paul Oakley Stovall (book, music and lyrics) will receive a reading in NYC on August 27th. Stafford Arima (Carrie, Altar Boyz) directs, with musical direction by Brad Simmons (Lysistrata Jones). CLEAR was first developed at the 2010 Eugene O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference, and has also received workshop productions at Dixon Place, About Face Theatre, and a concert reading at Pritzker Pavilion for the city of Chicago's IN THE WORKS program. (more...)

Annie Golden, Sarah Rice & More Set for SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

Sondheim Unplugged continues at 54 Below tonight, August 19, with special guests Annie Golden, Sarah Rice and Jana Robbins. (more...)

Annie Golden, Sarah Rice and More Set for SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED at 54 Below, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Sondheim Unplugged continues at 54 Below, with special guests Annie Golden, Sarah Rice and Jana Robbins, on August 19, 2013. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Present WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, 9/13-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Cleveland Play House enthusiastically brings to Northeast Ohio audiences the internationally acclaimed West End hit Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie. This incredible production about the celebrated musician and iconic figurehead of the American Folk Movement, Woodie Guthrie, will take Cleveland Play House's stage from Sept. 13 - Oct. 6 in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jordan Gelber, Jennifer Cody and More in Hangar Theatre's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

Hangar Theatre kicked off its 2013 season on June 13th with Neil Simon's irresistible comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers, which runs through June 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jordan Gelber and Jennifer Cody Star in Hangar Theatre's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Hangar Theatre kicks off its 2013 season tonight, June 13th with Neil Simon's irresistible comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers, which runs through June 29. (more...)

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