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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Winner Michael CerverisThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Winner Michael Cerveris
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 6, 2015

On Monday, June 6th the Theater People Podcast welcomes two-time Tony winner Michael Cerveris. The star of stage and screen won his second Tony Award last month for his turn as Bruce Bechdel in FUN HOME. Cerveris shares stories of his over two-year journey with the show, which won this year's Tony for Best New Musical. He discusses his decision not to read the graphic memoir on which the show is based, and his experience of visiting the real life Bechdel home where most of the show takes place.  (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 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. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Christian Borle, Judy Kuhn, Andy Karl & More Join Lineup for 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!Michael Cerveris, Christian Borle, Judy Kuhn, Andy Karl & More Join Lineup for 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 17th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, this event features celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway.  The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place on Saturday, July 11 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. where you meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of adoptable pets will take place between 5:00-6:30 p.m. This year's event will be co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, HBO's 'Girls'). The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Laverne Cox, Bianca Del Rio & More Heat Up BROADWAY BARES 25: TOP BOTTOMS OF BROADWAYExclusive Photo Coverage: Laverne Cox, Bianca Del Rio & More Heat Up BROADWAY BARES 25: TOP BOTTOMS OF BROADWAY
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 25, 2015

The epic 25th edition of Broadway Bares celebrated the golden age of Broadway with an evening of ripped dancers, cheeky choreographers and sumptuous showgirls, raising a record-shattering $1,598,501 on Sunday, June 21, 2015, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque featured 222 of New York's sexiest and most talented dancers, entertaining standing-room-only audiences at two performances at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive steamy photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BARES 2015 Strips Past Records with $1,598,501 Raised; See Scintillating Production Shots!Photo Flash: BROADWAY BARES 2015 Strips Past Records with $1,598,501 Raised; See Scintillating Production Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The epic 25th edition of Broadway Bares celebrated the golden age of Broadway with an evening of ripped dancers, cheeky choreographers and sumptuous showgirls, raising a record-shattering $1,598,501 on Sunday, June 21, 2015, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque featured 222 of New York's sexiest and most talented dancers, entertaining standing-room-only audiences at two performances at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Scroll down for photos from the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'Top Bottoms' All Around! Watch Cheeky Highlights from BROADWAY BARES 2015STAGE TUBE: 'Top Bottoms' All Around! Watch Cheeky Highlights from BROADWAY BARES 2015
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2015

The 25th epic edition of Broadway Bares celebrated the golden age of Broadway with an evening of ripped dancers, cheeky choreographers and sumptuous showgirls on Sunday, June 21, 2015, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Click below to watch steamy highlights from the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laverne Cox Strips Down, Steams Up 25th Annual BROADWAY BARES!STAGE TUBE: Laverne Cox Strips Down, Steams Up 25th Annual BROADWAY BARES!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2015

At Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, a corset-wearing Laverne Cox lit up the stage in a fierce reversal of the infamous casting couch, turning the tables on smoldering casting director Casey Lee Ross and his bevy of beauties, choreographed by Kellen Stencil. Check out their performance below! (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Kerry ButlerThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Kerry Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

On Monday June 22, 2015 Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony nominee Kerry Butler. Currently starring as Hillary Clinton in CLINTON THE MUSICAL at New World Stages, Butler made her Broadway debut in BLOOD BROTHERS before replacing as Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Corey Cott & More Set for BROADWAY LOVES KATY PERRY at 54 BelowTaylor Louderman, Corey Cott & More Set for BROADWAY LOVES KATY PERRY at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

On July 13th over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate larger-than-life recording artist Katy Perry at 54 Below, singing her signature party anthems and her most heartfelt hits. (more...)

Broadway Bares Photo Flashback: The Most Memorable Moments of Broadway's Hottest NightBroadway Bares Photo Flashback: The Most Memorable Moments of Broadway's Hottest Night
by Nora Dominick - Jun 17, 2015

On Sunday, June 21, 9:30 pm & Midnight, Broadway Bares is back and sexier than ever. The event will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom located in the Manhattan Center (311 West 34th Street, NYC). BROADWAY BARES is an annual event that consists of an evening of sexy striptease that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This year the event will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a spectacular edition, Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, a show inspired by the golden age of Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lesli Margherita Visits 'Jared's Broadway Boos'STAGE TUBE: Lesli Margherita Visits 'Jared's Broadway Boos'
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2015

Jared Zirilli, of The Civilians PRETTY FILTHY, Broadway LYSISTRATA JONES, touring WE WILL ROCK YOU and WICKED, as well as Off Broadway FAT CAMP, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, BARE, and TWILIGHT THE MUSICAL plus The Alley Theatre's A FEW GOOD MEN brings you the latest 'Jared's Broadway Boo's' # 72 with MATILDA's Lesli Margherita! (more...)

Donna Vivino, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 SINGS LADY GAGA, 7/27Donna Vivino, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 SINGS LADY GAGA, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Donna Vivino, Lesli Margherita, Drew Gasparini, Ben Fankhauser, and more in "54 Sings Lady Gaga" on July 27. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stage Vets Announce 2015 AWARESIE AWARD Winners!STAGE TUBE: Stage Vets Announce 2015 AWARESIE AWARD Winners!
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2015

Annoying Actor Friend enlisted a pack of theatre talent to present the inaugural AWARESIE AWARDS today, June 1. Click below to see them announce the winners (full list below)! The AWARESIE AWARDS honor excellence on Broadway, Broadway Internet, and more specifically: Shit the Tonys Leave Out. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, and More Serve up Sweets at Schmackary's Annual BROADWAY BAKESPhoto Coverage: Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, and More Serve up Sweets at Schmackary's Annual BROADWAY BAKES
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 30, 2015

Over twenty of the biggest names on Broadway joined together to work behind the counter at Schmackary's selling delicious, freshly-baked cookies to the public in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Below, check out pics of Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Laura Osnes, as well as cast members from FUN HOME, ALADDIN, ON THE TOWN, and more! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine TesoriTheater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

On Monday, May 25th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori. In the interview, she talks of the five-year journey that she took alongside lyricist and book writer Lisa Kron adapting Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memior. After a ground breaking Off-Broadway run, the musical is now Tony-nominated and playing at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater. Tesori and Kron have been nominated together for this year's Best Original Score award; should they win, the pair would become the first all-female writing team in Tony history to take home that the prize. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/20/2015 - PERMISSION, Kander & Miranda at THE VISIT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/20/2015 - PERMISSION, Kander & Miranda at THE VISIT and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 20, 2015

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: PERMISSION opens off-Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Kander after THE VISIT and more! (more...)

Lesli Margherita Leaving Broadway's MATILDA This FallLesli Margherita Leaving Broadway's MATILDA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Lesli Margherita -- MATILDA THE MUSICAL's long-running 'Mrs. Wormwood'? -- revealed via Twitter today that she will be departing the show on September 6, 2015. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa HowardThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa Howard
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

On Monday, May 18th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU star Lisa Howard. Lisa made her Broadway debut as Rona Lisa Peretti in the 2006 Tony nominated production of 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. From there she has been seen on Broadway in SOUTH PACIFIC, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and 9 TO 5. In IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Howard has received glowing notices and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her turn as Jenny, older sister of the Bride who's gone out of her way to plan the perfect wedding. Despite acting alongside Broadway favorites like Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, and Sierra Boggess, much has been made of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU being a star making vehicle for Howard.  (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Twinsies!BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Twinsies!
by Breaking Down the Riffs - May 15, 2015

It's time for another edition of BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS, from YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss! We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Tori Kelly with Matilda's own Lesli Margherita. Check out the full episode below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Derek Klena Talks LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast RADcording and MoreSTAGE TUBE: Derek Klena Talks LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast RADcording and More
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2015

LIKE YOU LIKE IT, the award-winning musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s, recently wrapped vocal recordings on the upcoming Studio Cast RADcording, coming from Broadway Records this fall. Click below to go behind the scenes with Derek Klena (who stars as Orlando) and more! (more...)

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