Lesli Margherita News

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

NoHo ACE to Premiere SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL, 9/12-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to present a world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon. SCARY MUSICAL The Musical will begin previews on Friday, September 12 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 19 at 8pm and run for eight weeks through Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Derek Klena and More Set for CABRILLO COAST-TO-COAST Benefit at The Triad, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Zoro), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Bare), Ashley Moniz (Sister Act, 9 to 5 National Tours), Derek Klena (Bridges of Madison County), Melissa Mitchell (LES MISERABLES), Catherine Ricafort (Cinderella, Mamma Mia!) and Steven Ferezy are among the Cabrillo Music Theatre alumni who will take part in Cabrillo Coast-to-Coast, August 4, 2014 at The Triad. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Derek Klena & More Set for Cabrillo Music Theatre Benefit Concert at the Triad
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

As they close in on the August 1st fundraising deadline, and having reached 57% of the $250,000 goal, Cabrillo Music Theatre enthusiastically announces that local businessman/developer John Notter has partnered with the Conrad Hilton Foundation to pledge $30,000 to the fundraising drive. At the same time, Notter and the Foundation ask the community to do the same, and now the race is on to reach the deadline in the next eight days. If fundraising and season subscription goals are reached, Cabrillo Music Theatre can move ahead with its 2014-2015 season, featuring MARY POPPINS, MEMPHIS, OKLAHOMA and COMPANY. Meanwhile, fundraising events continue across the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside VILLAIN: DEBLANKS at 54 Below with Barrett Foa, Lesli Margherita, Nancy Opel & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Last night 'Villain: DeBlanks' made its New York debut at 54 Below, and the photos say it all. Beginning the night collecting words from the audience, and then reading the resulting script - unedited and unrehearsed - the uproarious first night cast included Bobby Cronin, Bernard Dotson, Barrett Foa, Lesli Margherita, Nancy Opel, Ryann Redmond, and Heather Shisler. Check out a first look below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/14 - Kristin Chenoweth, FOOL FOR LOVE, LIGHTNING THIEF and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 24, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FOOL FOR LOVE opens at WTF, THE LIGHTNING THIEF strikes off-Broadway, and it's Kristin Chenoweth's birthday! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside I HAD A BALL Reading with Lesli Margherita, Bruce Vilanch & More!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 22, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), was held earlier this week in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the reading below! (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Malcolm Gets & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Nominee Robin De Jesus
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 20, 2014

On Monday, July 21st the Theater People Podcast welcomes two-time Tony-nominee Robin de Jesus. De Jesus discusses making his professional acting debut in the cult-hit indie film CAMP, making his Broadway debut as an understudy in RENT, creating the role of Sonny in the groundbreaking IN TH EHEIGHTS, co-starring as Jacob in the 2010 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES alongside Kelsey Grammer, and receiving Tony nominations for the latter two roles. (more...)

Christopher J. Hanke, Patti Murin, Matt Doyle & More to Join THE SKIVVIES at 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Danny Rutigliano & More Will Join Bruce Vilanch in I HAD A BALL Reading, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), will be held Thursday, July 24 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcome's Tony-Winner Tonya Pinkins from HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 14, 2014

On Monday, July 7th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins. Pinkins is currently co-starring on Broadway in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, a mostly rapped-through musical featuring the music, lyrics, and poetry of Tupac Shakur. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Stars Arrive at Broadway Barks 16, Part Two
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 13, 2014

The 16th Annual Broadway Barks took place yesterday, July 12, in Shubert Alley. Founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, this star-studded dog and cat adoption event featured celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Stars Arrive at Broadway Barks 16, Part One
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 13, 2014

The 16th Annual Broadway Barks took place yesterday, July 12, in Shubert Alley. Founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, this star-studded dog and cat adoption event featured celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle & More Join 2014 BROADWAY BARKS Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 16th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event featuring celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, the event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will take place on Saturday, July 12 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. where you can meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of pets from animal shelters citywide will take place between 5-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Lena Hall, Barrett Foa, Justin Guarini, Lesli Margherita Join VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at 54 Below, Beg. 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents three benefit performances of 'Villain: DeBlanks,' a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 11:30 pm on July 24, July 31, and August 7. The performances will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Written by Billy Mitchell, 'Villain: DeBlanks' is a late-night fundraiser where the cast needs the audience as much as the audience loves the cast. (more...)

Lena Hall, Barrett Foa, Justin Guarini & More Join VILLIAN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit Series at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents three benefit performances of "Villain: DeBlanks," a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 11:30 pm on July 24, July 31, and August 7. The performances will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Written by Billy Mitchell, "Villain: DeBlanks" is a late-night fundraiser where the cast needs the audience as much as the audience loves the cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Jim Caruso and More at Jane Monheit's Jazz Party Kick-Off at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

On Sunday night, Birdland was proud to launch a new summer series, "Jane Monheit's Jazz Party," which will continue through September. The series provides Jane the opportunity to develop new material, and to collaborate with invited musical guests in a relaxed environment that is part concert, part jam session, part workshop and all fun. Scroll down for photos from the kick-off concert! (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Announces 'Coast to Coast' Fundraising Events to keep Doors Open
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Cabrillo Music Theatre is thrilled to announce that as of Friday, June 27 it had passed the $100,000 mark (from over 400 donors!) towards its goal of raising $250,000 to keep its doors open and launching its 2014-2015 season, featuring MARY POPPINS, MEMPHIS, OKLAHOMA and COMPANY. With still six weeks to go in its fund-raising efforts, Cabrillo "Family" members have initiated two fund-raising events "Coast-To-Coast" with a special benefit concert at the Triad Theatre in New York City on Monday, August 4 and a "CabrilloDance-A-Thon" scheduled on Friday, August 1-2 in Thousand Oaks! (more...)

Kristie Roldan's Look Up Point Design Crafts Lesli Margherita's ALL HAIL THE QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Last month Look Up Point Design's Kristie Roldan designed Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita's critically acclaimed nightclub act, ALL HAIL THE QUEEN, for its premiere at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper club. (more...)

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