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BWW Review: Lesli Margherita is All Brass and Belting in One-Woman Show 'Broad' at Birdland, Paying Tribute to the Women Who Never Backed DownBWW Review: Lesli Margherita is All Brass and Belting in One-Woman Show 'Broad' at Birdland, Paying Tribute to the Women Who Never Backed Down
by Casey Mink - Jul 28, 2016

'Broad: A term originated in the 1930s meaning woman. Less respectable than 'lady,' but much more respectable than 'bitch.' Broad: An independent, aggressive, assertive woman, usually in show business. Broads sing loud, are sarcastic, and are in your face. Broads are generally moderately attractive or better, never seen without their best dresses and perfect makeup, and they know how to compete and win in a man's world.' This is how Lesli Margherita began her one-woman show at Birdland Jazz on July 25, the second of a two-performance return engagement at the club. Reading from a music stand so as not to mince words, Margherita recited the dictionary definition of her show's eponymous moniker, because if nothing else, through Broad, Margherita wanted to make sure her audience understood one thing: Broads like her will never be deterred. (more...)

Photo Flash: A SCYTHE OF TIME Celebrates Opening Night at NYMFPhoto Flash: A SCYTHE OF TIME Celebrates Opening Night at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The new musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME is being presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre festival at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). A SCYTHE OF TIME is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN), with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (National Tour: Pippin, Finding Neverland). It began performances last night, July 21, and will run through July 26, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice RipleyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Reprises BROAD at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Lesli Margherita Reprises BROAD at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to present Lesli Margherita in a reprisal of her sold-out show, BROAD, at the historic music room on Mondays, July 18 and 25 at 7pm. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher FitzgeraldThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

Nine Shows Extended at New York Musical FestivalNine Shows Extended at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced extensions for nine productions - A SCYTHE OF TIME, LISA AND LEONARDO, CHILDREN OF SALT, EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER, TINK!, DUST CAN'T KILL ME, SINGLE, NEWTON'S CADLE and CAMP ROLLING HILLS. (more...)

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita Joins The Skivvies For a Post-Show Set at SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MANVIDEO: Lesli Margherita Joins The Skivvies For a Post-Show Set at SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

The Olivier-winning star is the first special guest during The Skivvies' 3-week run in SEX TIPS. (more...)

Nicholas Payton's Afro-Caribbean Mixtape and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandNicholas Payton's Afro-Caribbean Mixtape and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for July 25-31, including Nicholas Payton's New Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, Lesli Margherita, Bob Corwin and Rose Kingsley Celebrate Johnny Mercer, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Preview the New Shows of the 2016 New York Musical Festival!Photo Coverage: Preview the New Shows of the 2016 New York Musical Festival!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 15, 2016

Just yesterday, the New York Musical Festival hosted a special preview of some of this year's shows, including: Children of Salt, Eh Dah? - Questions For My Father, Forest Boy, Icon, Nickel Mines, The First Church of Mary the Repentant Prostitute's Fifth Annual Benefit Concert, Revival, and Pot Luck Dinner; The Last Word, and Tink! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars Bring Laughter, Learning & Love in 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS - All the Performances!STAGE TUBE: Stars Bring Laughter, Learning & Love in 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS - All the Performances!
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2016

For over 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining the world through laughter, learning, love - and lots of music. For one night only, some of Broadway and comedy's brightest stars came together in a celebration of the songs they've brought us and the stories they've told us - those most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational Muppets. Click below to watch the performances from the sold-out 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, hosted by Griffin Newman (HBO's Vinyl, Amazon's The Tick)! (more...)

Photo Flash: James Monroe Iglehart, Rick Lyon, The Skivvies and More Perform at 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETSPhoto Flash: James Monroe Iglehart, Rick Lyon, The Skivvies and More Perform at 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

For over 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining the world through laughter, learning, love - and lots of music. For one night only, some of Broadway and comedy's brightest stars came together in a celebration of the songs they've brought us and the stories they've told us - those most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational Muppets. Scroll down for photos from the sold-out 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, hosted by Griffin Newman (HBO's Vinyl, Amazon's The Tick)! (more...)

Stage Tube: Lesli Margherita Teases Her Return to Birdland Jazz in New Promo Video for BROADStage Tube: Lesli Margherita Teases Her Return to Birdland Jazz in New Promo Video for BROAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

In a nod to the brassy, ballsy, bawdy broads who inspired her, Olivier Award Winner Lesli Margherita teases her upcoming appearance in BROAD at Birdland Jazz Monday July 18 & 25, 7pm.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Damiano Gets Some Hilariously Jennuine Advice from Lesli MargheritaSTAGE TUBE: Jennifer Damiano Gets Some Hilariously Jennuine Advice from Lesli Margherita
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 11, 2016

In preparation for her first cabaret show at 54 Below, Tony Award-Nominee Jennifer Damiano sits down on her couch for a video series called JENNUINE QUESTIONS, where she looks to Lesli Margherita to calm her pre-show jitters. Click below to watch Margherita clear all her troubles away with some star power advice. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Urie, Lesli Margherita & More Strip Down with The Skivvies at Feinstein's/54 BelowSTAGE TUBE: Michael Urie, Lesli Margherita & More Strip Down with The Skivvies at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2016

THE SKIVVIES returned to Feinstein's/54 Below this weekend on July 9 with special guests Michael Urie, Lesli Margherita and more. Watch performances below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ALADDIN Tony-Winner James Monroe IglehartThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ALADDIN Tony-Winner James Monroe Iglehart
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 11, 2016

On Monday, July 11, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart. Iglehart made his Broadway debut in 2007 as Mitch in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. In 2009 he originated the role of Bobby in the Tony Award winning Best Musical, MEMPHIS. (more...)

Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner, 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekAlice Ripley & Emily Skinner, 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Count Basie Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/18Lesli Margherita, Count Basie Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 18-24, including the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Lesli Margherita, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Skivvies Preview Their New Show at Feinstein's/54Below!Photo Coverage: The Skivvies Preview Their New Show at Feinstein's/54Below!
by Walter McBride - Jul 8, 2016

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Lesli Margherita, Michael Urie and More to Strip Down with The Skivvies This WeekendLesli Margherita, Michael Urie and More to Strip Down with The Skivvies This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

THE SKIVVIES will return to Feinstein's/54 Below this weekend on July 9th, with more shows on July 25th and 31st and August 5th. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Victoria Clark, Mary Testa Among Stars Taking Part in NYMF 2016Donna McKechnie, Victoria Clark, Mary Testa Among Stars Taking Part in NYMF 2016
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The New York Musical Festival regularly attracts Broadway favorites, Tony nominees and even a legend or two. (more...)

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