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PIECE OF MY HEART Headed to Broadway in Spring 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

It looks like Broadway may have another jukebox musical opening next spring. According to Deadline.com, the children of Bert Berns, songwriting contemporary of Carole King, Gerry Goffin, and many other '60s artists, are pushing to have, PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY, the Off-Broadway bio musical about their father, taken to the Great White Way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin, Elizabeth Stanley, Courtney Reed and More Talk Fashion with George Brescia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

On Thursday, September 11th at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, Stylist and Author George Brescia shared the stage with special guests talking all things fashion. Joining George on his panel were Broadway stars including Kate Baldwin, Elizabeth Stanley, Courtney Reed and fashion designer Randi Rham. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Interview: Carleigh Bettiol Discusses New Role in PIECE OF MY HEART
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 11, 2014

Carleigh Bettiol has recently stepped into the role of 'Young Ilene' in off-Broadway's Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story. The new musical is based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, and is set to conclude its run this Sunday, September 14 after extending its initial run by two weeks. Carleigh took the time to share her some of thoughts about taking on this new role, her favorite Berns songs, and more with BroadwayWorld. Read below for the full interview! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 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...)

The Skivvies and Miss Vodka Stinger Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 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...)

Photo Flash: Cissy Houston Visits PIECE OF MY HEART Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, began previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, 2014, with an official opening night on July 21, 2014. Cissy Houston (Whitney Houston's mother) visited PIECE OF MY HEART off-Broadway last night, September 3. Scroll down for photos of her with the cast and creative team! (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Original Cast Records' LOST BROADWAY AND MORE: VOLUME 5 Celebrates Comden, Green, and Styne
by David Clarke - Aug 25, 2014

Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne are all theater artists that still grab our attention. With Styne, Comden and Green created PETER PAN, BELLS ARE RINGING, DO RE MI, and others. Original Cast Records released LOST BROADWAY AND MORE: VOLUME 5, which is dedicated to the work of Comden, Green, and Styne, giving long time fans and newcomers a collection of the trio's best songs. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/25/14 - AND I AND SILENCE, The Emmys and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 25, 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: AND I AND SILENCE opens off-Broadway, and the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are set for tonight! (more...)

Tom Wopat to Star in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, 9/3-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Tom Wopat - famed for his role as Luke Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard" - will play the title role of Will Rogers in the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's production of "The Will Rogers Follies." The show runs from Sept. 3 - 24 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (MGR) in Auburn, New York. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Star in Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more join Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and more in Transport Group's concert presentation of THE MUSIC MAN. Hosted by Joe Iconis,the evening will include 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey, original choreography by Jeffry Denman, to The Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center tonight, August 11th, 2014. The evening will be directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada & More Join Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more complete casting for Transport Group's concert presentation of The Music Man. Hosted by Joe Iconis,the evening will include 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey,original choreography by Jeffry Denman,.to The Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center on Monday August 11th, 2014. The evening will be directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Photo Flash: Perez Hilton Visits Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the crowd-pleasing new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, recently extended its current run two extra weeks, and play its final performance on Sunday, September 14. The rock musical began performances on June 25, and officially opened on Monday, July 21, 2014. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, direction and choreography by Denis Jones, and featuring the stirring songbook of songwriter/producer Bert Berns, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, plays at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). Pop culture icon Perez Hilton just stopped by the show and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

Bert Berns Musical PIECE OF MY HEART Extends Off-Broadway Through 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Merged Work Productions and Jack Thomas announced today that Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the crowd-pleasing new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, will extend its current run two extra weeks, and play its final performance on Sunday, September 14. The rock musical began performances on June 25, and officially opened on Monday, July 21, 2014. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, direction and choreography by Denis Jones, and featuring the stirring songbook of songwriter/producer Bert Berns, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, plays at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

In Performance Video: Watch PIECE OF MY HEART's de'Adre Aziza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features de'Adre Aziza of PIECE OF MY HEART, now playing at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/26-7/27/2014
by - Jul 27, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 27, 2014 - Sunday, July 27, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: PIECE OF MY HEART Company Rocks Out at BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of PIECE OF MY HEART, including: De'adre Aziza, Derrick Baskin, Bryan Fenkart, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer, Zak Resnick, Joseph Siravo, Teal Wicks, Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison, Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Jessica McRoberts, Ralph Meitzler, Harris Milgrim, Michael Milan, Heather Parcells, Gabrielle Ruiz, Amos Wolff, Mark Zeisler. Check out clips of their performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Casts of BULLETS, CINDERELLA, PHANTOM & More Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2014

This week's event is set to feature the casts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Jeremy Stolle, Jeremy Hays andMary Michael Patterson), PIECE OF MY HEART (De'adre Aziza, Derrick Baskin, Bryan Fenkart, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer, Zak Resnick, Joseph Siravo, Teal Wicks, Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison, Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Jessica McRoberts, Ralph Meitzler, Harris Milgrim, Michael Milan, Heather Parcells, Gabrielle Ruiz, Amos Wolff, Mark Zeisler ), CINDERELLA (Paige Faure, Joe Carroll, Nancy Opel, Jill Abramowtiz, Stephanie Gibson andLaura Irion), AVENUE Q (Darren Bluestone, Sala Iwamatsu, Jason Jacoby and Veronica Kuehn) and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Zach Braff, Clyde Alves, Preston Truman Boyd, Jim Borstelmann, Casey Garvin, Dan Horn, Andy Jones, Kevin Ligon, Kevin Worley, Nick Cordero, Betsy Wolfe). (more...)

Ben Rimalower Will Premiere New Play BAD WITH MONEY at The Duplex this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In BAD WITH MONEY he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem-or get rich trying. Written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark, BAD WITH MONEY premieres at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) from September 4 through November 6. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIECE OF MY HEART Should Let The Jukebox Do The Talking
by Michael Dale - Jul 23, 2014

Bert Berns bio-musical has a swell cast, fun songs and a book that drags mercilessly. (more...)

Zach Braff, Betsy Wolfe, Nick Cordero & More to Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

This week's event is set to feature the casts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, PIECE OF MY HEART, CINDERELLA, AVENUE Q and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. Check back later for a complete list of scheduled performers! (more...)

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