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Kelli O'Hara and More to Celebrate The Breithaupt Brothers' CD Release Next Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Don and Jeff Breithaupt, the award-winning composer and lyricist that comprise the Breithaupt Brothers, bring their 'gift for tuneful theatrical fare' (The New Yorker) back to Joe's Pub for another all-star Songbook Revue, this time celebrating the release of their new CD, 'Just Passing Through: The Breithaupt Brothers Songbook Vol. II.' (more...)

First Listen: Uzo Aduba in Cast Recording for The Public Theater's VENICE
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Uzo Aduba (Broadway's Godspell) currently stars in Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black' for which she recieved an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren. (more...)

VENICE Original Cast Recording Now Available Digitally
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The original cast recording of VENICE - the new musical produced by The Public Theater - is now available as an online exclusive with a digital booklet through iTunes, Amazon.com and other outlets. The physical CD will be available online and in stores on December 2. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Leslie Odom Jr.'s LESLIE ODOM JR. Gives All the Heart
by David Clarke - Aug 22, 2014

Leslie Odom Jr. took a risk to progress his career with a solo album. He turned to Kickstarter and received copious donations from his loyal fans. Funded with almost $11,000 more than his original goal, Leslie Odom Jr., who had caught our attention on SMASH, entered the studio. Now, fans and newcomers alike can revel in the glory of his decadently jazzy debut solo album, and after just one listen, I'm sure that you'll be hooked. (more...)

Showrunner Leaves Katherine Heigl-Led STATE OF AFFAIRS on NBC
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

EW reports that show runner Ed Bernero is leaving Katherine Heigl's new political drama STATE OF AFFAIRS on NBC. (more...)

First Listen! Leslie Odom Jr. Sings 'The Guilty Ones' from SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

SMASH, Person of Interest, House of lies, actor Leslie Odom Jr. has released his self titled debut solo album and a first listen to his newest single, 'The Guilty Ones', from Spring Awakening. (more...)

Leslie Odom, Jr. Releases Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

'SMASH', 'Person of Interest', and 'House of Lies' actor Leslie Odom Jr. has released his self-titled debut album! It is now available at all major online retailers including iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Theater People Podcast Host Patrick Hinds Discusses Booking Dream-Guest Karen Olivo
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 06, 2014

At the beginning of this year, a new theatre-centric podcast debuted, and has been supplying extremely insightful and heartfelt stories ever since. One of the show's charms is the amount of love and appreciation that host Patrick Hinds shows each guest. For their most recent episode, Hinds interviewed Tony-winner Karen Olivo, and what resulted was a moving hour of conversation. Olivo has been one of Broadway's most talented stars for over a decade, but in 2013, she decide to 'retire' and leave New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Central Park Fashion at Opening Night of KING LEAR
by Walter McBride - Aug 06, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will run through Sunday, August 17. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet fashion below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
by Walter McBride - Aug 06, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will run through Sunday, August 17. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Saturday, August 2, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on LAW & ORDER: SVU, airing on NBC on Saturday, August 2, 2014! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Miranda and Olivo Warm-Up to RENT Again, But This Time Leslie Odom Jr. Joins In
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2014

Yesterday, Lin-Manuel Miranda posted a Vine of him and Karen Olivo warming up. The song they chose was Tune Up #1 from the hit musical Rent (click here to watch). Today, they decided to post another Vine! This time, the song of choice is Voice Mail # 5 and they are joined by Leslie Odom Jr.. Check below to watch! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Larson's TICK, TICK... BOOM! Is Too Good For Obscurity
by Michael Dale - Jun 28, 2014

While Rent is an explosion of youthful feelings of invincibility, tick, ticků BOOM! is a more introspective work and one of the best musicals to premiere in New York in this century. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 21- 27
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 27, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the opening night of TICK, TICK...BOOM!, the racy opening number from BROADWAY BARES, the Gypsy Robe ceremony of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, and more! (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by Review Roundups - Jun 27, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Sondheim Attends Tonight's Performance of Encores! TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The legendary Stephen Sondheim stopped by New York City Center for tonight's Encores! performance of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK...BOOM!, where he was greeted by the show's star Lin-Manuel Miranda - who brought him out a little gift. Check out the photo of his appearance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! TICK, TICK... BOOM! Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Jun 26, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, which opened last night, June 25 and runs through June 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals is directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brownand music direction by Chris Fenwick. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo Take Opening Night Bows in TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by Walter McBride - Jun 26, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, which opened last night, June 25 and runs through June 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals is directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: TICK, TICK...BOOM! Audience Breaks Into Larson's 'Seasons of Love'
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, which just opened last night, June 25 and runs through June 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals is directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Last night's opening night audience, which included many previous winners of the Larson Foundation Awards, broke out into Larson's most popular tune, 'Seasons of Love' for the Larson family. Watch the spontaneous sing-along below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Leslie Odom, Jr. Talks Tick, Tick...Boom
by Jena Tesse Fox - Jun 26, 2014

Leslie Odom, Jr. talks about starring in Tick, Tick...Boom at City Center's Encores! Off-Center series, performing on TV's Smash and choosing wings over cages. (more...)

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