Lesli Margherita News

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

Ben Platt, Tony Yazbeck, NYC Cabaret Festival & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 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 Tony-Winner Jerry Mitchell
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 17, 2014

On Monday, August 18th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell discusses directing and choreographing the Tony winning mega-hit KINKY BOOTS. He also discusses making his director/choreographer debut with the popular LEGALLY BLONDE as well as his collaborations with the great Jack O'Brien on HAIRSPRAY, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, THE FULL MONTY and others. The episode is available now for iTunes subscribers. (more...)

The Skivvies with Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 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...)

BWW Blog: Abigail Shapiro - Sister, Sister Act
by Guest Blogger: Abigail Shapiro - Aug 14, 2014

Hello Broadway World! As you may know, my sister and I have been performing at 54 BELOW, and today, I'm going to tell you a bit about our experience. When I first heard about the opportunity to perform at the famed supper club 54 BELOW, I was thrilled! Both my sister and I have always wanted to do some kind of “sister act” together professionally (well, at least more professional than the shows we subjected our parents to in our living room growing up). (more...)

UPDATE: Mia Farrow, Marlee Matlin & More Stars Take to Twitter to Remember Lauren Bacall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 89. And as the news of her death travels across the web, celebrities have begun to express their loss and thanks to the great actress. Scroll down for their memories of and tributes to Bacall, and be sure to check back as more heartfelt words pour in... (more...)

Lesli Margherita and More Set for BroadwaySpotted's 5th Anniversary Concert at 54 Below, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

BroadwaySpotted's 5th Anniversary Concert is set for August 30, 2014 at 11 p.m. at 54 Below, featuring Lesli Margherita and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita, Jenna Leigh Green, Derek Klena, Steven Ferezy and More at CABRILLO COAST-TO-COAST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 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 were among the Cabrillo Music Theatre alumni who took part in Cabrillo Coast-to-Coast on August 4, 2014 at The Triad. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Derek Klena and More Set for CABRILLO COAST-TO-COAST Benefit at The Triad Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 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, tonight, August 4, 2014 at The Triad. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning star of IN THE HEIGHTS, WEST SIDE STORY Karen Olivo
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 03, 2014

On Monday, August 4th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-winner Karen Olivo. Olivo made headlines in 2013 when she announced on her blog that she would be taking a step back from acting and leaving New York City in order to move to Madison, Wisconsin to pursue other interests and passions. (more...)

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...)

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