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

OnMonday, May 25ththe Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori. In the interview, she talks of the five-year journey that she took alongside lyricist andbook writer Lisa Kronadapting Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memior. After a ground breakingOff-Broadway run, the musical is now Tony-nominated andplaying at Broadway'sCircle in the Square Theater. Tesori and Kron have been nominated togetherfor this year'sBest Original Score award;should they win, the pairwould becomethe first all-female writing team in Tonyhistory 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 showon 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

OnMonday, May 18th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUstar 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.InIT 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 ofIT SHOULDA BEEN YOUbeing 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 editionofBREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS, fromYouTube 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 Kellywith 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...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony YazbeckThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

On Monday, May 11 the Theater People podcast welcomes 2015 Tony-nominee, Tony Yazbeck. Currently starring in the critically acclaimed and Tony nominated Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, Tony opens up about how the role first came to him for the 2008 Encores production, his experience with the pre-Broadway run at Barrington Stage, and how, as a true triple threat, he was particularly suited to play the role on Broadway. (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine PaigeThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine Paige
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

On Monday, May 4, Theater People podcast welcomes 'The First Lady of British Musical Theater,'Olivier Award-winner Elaine Paige. For the episode, Paige discusses her farewell tour,and what exactly she means by 'farewell.' She also talks aboutthe upcoming theatrical release of her recent concert which was filmed at Royal Albert Hall in London. Paige, perhaps best know for originating the roles of Eva Peron in EVITAand Grizabella inCATS,shares her remembrances of how those roles came to her and how they changed her life and career. Paige made her Broadway debut in 1995 as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARDSunset Boulevard.She returned to Broadway in the critically acclaimed and Tony award winning 2012 revival ofFOLLIES.In the role ofCarlotta Campion, Paige received terrific notices for her performance of the showstopping song 'I'm Still Here.' (more...)

Theater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New SeasonTheater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New Season
by Matt Tamanini - May 4, 2015

After 18 months of successful broadcasting, the popular Theater People Podcast has launched a KickStarter campaign to help fund their new season. Having interviewed Broadway greats from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Laura Osnes (twice) to Celia Keenan-Bolger, the Theater People Podcast is one of the most influential and inspiring connections that many theatre fans have with their idols. The podcast has become a valuable resource for students, individuals workingto build a career in the performing arts, and theater lovers across the world. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emmy, Tony Nominee Martha PlimptonTheater People Podcast Welcomes Emmy, Tony Nominee Martha Plimpton
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

On Tuesday, April 28th the Theater People Podcast welcomes three-time Tony-nominee Martha Plimpton. Perhaps best know for her TV and film work (RAISING HOPE, THE GOONIES, PARENTHOOD, 200 CIGARETTES), she is also a reproductive rights activist and beloved theater star. On the episode she discusses 'Broadway Acts for Women,' taking place Sunday, May 3rd at 54 Below. The event, benefiting A is For..., an organization co-founded by Plimpton in 2012, will feature Patti LuPone, Lena Hall, and Jessie Tyler Ferguson among other Broadway A-Listers. Information and tickets can be found at www.54below.com. (more...)

First-Ever AWARESIE AWARDS to Honor 'Sh*t the Tonys Leave Out'; Nominees Announced!First-Ever AWARESIE AWARDS to Honor 'Sh*t the Tonys Leave Out'; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Annoying Actor Friend just announced the inaugural AWARESIE AWARDS. But what are they, exactly? (more...)

Audra McDonald, Lena Hall & More Set for Schmackary's BROADWAY BAKES 2015Audra McDonald, Lena Hall & More Set for Schmackary's BROADWAY BAKES 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Schmackary's, New York's uniquely gourmet cookie company, will host its 3rd annual BROADWAY BAKES event May 25-29, 2015. Over twenty of the biggest names on Broadway will join 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: In the Recording Studio with Laura Osnes, Derek Klena & More for LIKE YOU LIKE ITPhoto Flash: In the Recording Studio with Laura Osnes, Derek Klena & More for LIKE YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 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. (more...)

BC/EFA's BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS 2015 Will Steam Up 42West in May; Tickets Now on Sale!BC/EFA's BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS 2015 Will Steam Up 42West in May; Tickets Now on Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Broadway Bares gets up close and personal as the 2015 Bares season gets underway with Broadway Bares Solo Strips at 9 pm on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at 42West (514 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below This WeekMarilyn Maye, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

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...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/18-4/19/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/18-4/19/2015
by - Apr 19, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 20-26 Featuring Lesli Margherita, Donna Vivino, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 20-26 Featuring Lesli Margherita, Donna Vivino, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 19, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton;' 54 Sings the Beatles; Donna Vivino: Confessions of a Broadway Baby; Lesli Margherita: All Hail the Queen; and Sondheim Unplugged. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Amy Jo Jackson & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekLesli Margherita, Amy Jo Jackson & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

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 event: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sizzling Sexiness Coming to 42West in Broadway Bares' SOLO STRIPS 2015; Lineup Announced!STAGE TUBE: Sizzling Sexiness Coming to 42West in Broadway Bares' SOLO STRIPS 2015; Lineup Announced!
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2015

Broadway Bares gets up close and personal as the 2015 Bares season gets underway with Broadway Bares Solo Strips at 9 pm on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at 42West (514 West 42nd Street, NYC). Scroll down to watch a promo for the show! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy KarlTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy Karl
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

On Monday, April 13th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes ROCKY and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Andy Karl. Karl, who has previously been seen on Broadway in JERSEY BOYS, LEGALLY BLONDE, 9 TO FIVE, and others shot to stardom when he was cast in the title role of Ahrens and Flaherty's $17 million adaptation of the Sylvester Stallone film. Karl reflects on being cast in the role, the physical and emotional toll the role took on him, and the life and career altering journey the experience was for him. He also discusses his excitement to be working alongside Kristin Chenowith in Roundabout Theater Company's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (the first Broadway job for which he didn't have to audition), and tells hilarious stories about collaborating with his wife Orfea on the Jerry Mitchell helmed 2007 production of LEGALLY BLONDE. (more...)

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