Leigh Ann Larkin News

Adam Shankman to Direct HBO Film Chronicling Life of GYPSY's 'Mama Rose'
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

According to Deadline, HAIRSPRAY's Adam Shankman has been tapped by HBO to direct and executive produce an upcoming biopic on the 'ultimate stage mother' and subject of Broadway's GYPSY, Rose Hovick. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Barry Manilow's HARMONY Finally Gets a Deserved Staging at the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Mar 13, 2014

The big question surrounding the fate of Harmony: Is Broadway ready for another musical about the turbulent 30s and Nazi occupation of Germany? With The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof (although set in Russia and at an earlier time, it's still about the plight of the Jews) and Cabaret firmly planted in our minds as three of the greatest musicals ever written about the Nazis, do we need one more? Barry Manilow has been trying desperately for over 10 years to get his Harmony, the true story about the Comedian Harmonists, onstage. Now at the Ahmanson through April 13, Harmony is beautifully produced and mounted, exceedingly well-performed and a thoroughly moving story about 6 singers/performers whose careers and lives were interrupted and controlled by Naziism. The answer to the big question is a shaky maybe. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Barry Manilow's HARMONY at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 13, 2014

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's 'Harmony,' a new musical, opened last night, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre and plays through April 13 (Previews began March 4). Directed by Tony Speciale, with music by Manilow and book and lyrics by Sussman, 'Harmony' tells the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six young men in pre-WWII Germany who rose from unemployed street musicians to become world-famous entertainers, selling millions of records, starring in over a dozen films, and selling out the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Yet while The Comedian Harmonists' sophisticated music, paired with hilarious comedy, made them the brightest of stars, the group's mixture of Jews and non-Jews put them on a collision course with history. 'Harmony' is a co-production with the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta. Below, check out a look back at the opening night festivities, including the red carpet, curtain call, and after party! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shayne Kennon, Will Blum, Leigh Ann Larkin & More in Barry Manilow's HARMONY at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's 'Harmony,' a new musical, opens next Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre and plays through April 13 (Previews began March 4). Directed by Tony Speciale, with music by Manilow and book and lyrics by Sussman, 'Harmony' tells the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six young men in pre-WWII Germany who rose from unemployed street musicians to become world-famous entertainers, selling millions of records, starring in over a dozen films, and selling out the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Yet while The Comedian Harmonists' sophisticated music, paired with hilarious comedy, made them the brightest of stars, the group's mixture of Jews and non-Jews put them on a collision course with history. 'Harmony' is a co-production with the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta. Below, check out a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Leigh Ann Larkin and Shayne Kennon Reprise Their Roles in LA Run of Barry Manilow's HARMONY; Opens Tonight
by Courtnie Mele - Mar 04, 2014

In 2013, Leigh Ann Larkin and Shayne Kennon starred in the Atlanta production of Harmony. Today, March 4, they will get to reprise their roles at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in LA. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at HARMONY, Coming to the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

'Harmony', a new musical with music by Barry Manilow Book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, is being directed by Tony Speciale in a co-production with the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta. The show will begin previews at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre on March 4, 2014, with an opening night slated for March 12. The show will run through April 13. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

HARMONY Begins Rehearsals Tomorrow at the Ahmanson in LA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, February 11, 2014, for Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's 'Harmony,' A New Musical, which opens March 12, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre and plays through April 13. (Previews begin March 4.) (more...)

Barbra Streisand to Appear on THE TODAY SHOW this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand is set to appear on this Friday's edition of NBC's THE TODAY SHOW, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

Will Blum, Leigh Ann Larkin, Will Taylor, Chris Dwan & More to Star in Barry Manilow's HARMONY at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Full casting is set for Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's "Harmony," a new musical, opening March 12, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre and playing through April 13. (Previews begin March 4). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at HARMONY, Coming to the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

'Harmony', a new musical with music by Barry Manilow Book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, is being directed by Tony Speciale in a co-production with the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta. The show will begin previews at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre on March 4, 2014, with an opening night slated for March 12. The show will run through April 13. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sierra Boggess, HIT LIST Concert & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 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...)

BWW Reviews: The Engeman's Ongoing Broadway Concert Series
by Melissa Giordano - Nov 13, 2013

The ongoing Broadway Concert Series at the gorgeous John W. Engeman Theatre of Northport always make for a wonderful evening. During their dark week between shows, producer and host Stephen DeAngelis gathers the best of Broadway for an evening of songs and stories about their careers. Although this time there were brief moments of complete insolence from the audience, the sold out show was very well received. (more...)

Leigh Ann Larkin, Kate Rockwell, and Natalie Venetia Lead NEUROSIS Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

An industry reading of Neurosis: A New Musical will be presented today and tomorrow, October 24-25 at Ripley-Grier Studios. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Rob McClure & More Set for John W. Engeman Theater's Broadway Concert Series in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces its next special events in their ongoing Broadway Concert Series on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 8 PM, and a Special Benefit Concert on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 8 PM to benefit St. Patrick's Elementary School in Huntington. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Premiere Red Carpet with Stephen Sondheim, Maria Friedman & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 18, 2013

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is in cinemas for one night only on October 23, presented in 460 cinemas around the country through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). (more...)

Leigh Ann Larkin, Kate Rockwell, and Natalie Venetia Set to Lead NEUROSIS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

An industry reading of Neurosis: A New Musical will be presented October 24-25 at Ripley-Grier Studios. Neurosis features a book by Allan Rice, music by Ben Green, and lyrics by Greg Edwards. Rice has written for television shows including "The New Adventures of Old Christine" on CBS and the upcoming Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence Project on FX. Green is a veteran of Hasty Pudding Theatricals and a frequent orchestrator for Laurence O'Keefe (Heathers, Sarah Plain and Tall). Edwards, a two-time finalist for the Fred Ebb Award, has collaborated with Marvin Hamlisch and Arthur Laurents. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from HARMONY - A NEW MUSICAL at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre!
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2013

ALLIANCE THEATRE presents HARMONY - A NEW MUSICAL, with music by Barry Manilow and book & lyrics by Bruce Sussman, now playing through October 6, 2013. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

ALL EYES ON 'HARMONY' IN ATLANTA Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman on the Eve of Opening Night
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Sep 15, 2013

Tonight, as the curtain rises at the (770 seat) Alliance Theatre, in Atlanta, this will be the center of the Universe for Barry and Bruce. This musical is, and has been, their baby for a long time, while waiting for this moment. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Yazbeck, Leigh Ann Larkin, Will Taylor & More in Alliance Theatre's HARMONY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Alliance Theatre presents HARMONY - A NEW MUSICAL, with music by Barry Manilow and book & lyrics by Bruce Sussman, now playing through October 6, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production shots below! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Sneak Peek at Barry Manilow & More in Rehearsals for Alliance Theatre's HARMONY A NEW MUSICAL; Opens 9/15
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 01, 2013

Rehearsals began this week in Atlanta, GA, for the Alliance Theatre's production of HARMONY A NEW MUSICAL with music by Barry Manilow and book & lyrics by Bruce Sussman. HARMONY tells the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, a close harmony ensemble of six young men in 1930s Germany, who took the world by storm until their religious composition a mixture of Jews and Gentiles put them on a collision course with history. HARMONY is a co-production with Center Theatre Group. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

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