Leslie Odom Jr. News

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, tick… 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...)

STAGE TUBE: More Footage from Encores! TICK, TICK... BOOM! with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr and Karen Olivo!
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 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!, running for five performances, tonight, June 25 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. The show just revealed new footage from dress rehearsals, so click below to check it out, plus watch BroadwayWorld's highlights from the production HERE! (more...)

Twitter Watch: Raul Esparza Visits Lin-Manuel Miranda at TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by BWW Staff - Jun 25, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote ' The first person at my dressing room door after the show. I had no idea. There are no words. ' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo in Encores! TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo will star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, running for five performances, June 25 - 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals will be directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesori is Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in action. Click here to check out highlights! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! TICK, TICK... BOOM with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 25, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo will star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, running for five performances, June 25 - 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals will be directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesori is Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights of the cast in action! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/14 - TICK, TICK... BOOM!, THE LAST SHIP, PIECE OF MY HEART, TARZAN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 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: Encores! Off-Center's TICK, TICK... BOOM! bursts onto the stage tonight, THE LAST SHIP sails into Chicago and TARZAN treads the boards at the Muny, and PIECE OF MY HEART opens off-Broadway while MURDER FOR TWO finishes its run! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Karen Olivo Talks TICK, TICK...BOOM!, Her New Life in Wisconsin & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 22, 2014

Tony winner Karen Olivo, who announced last spring that she'd be leaving New York City behind for a quieter life in Wisconsin, will return to the stage in this production. Before rehearsals began, Olivo took the time to update BroadwayWorld about preparing for the show, her new life outside of New York, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen - Leslie Odom Jr. Performs 'Cheer Up Charlie' on Debut Solo Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

'Smash', 'Person of Interest', and 'House of Lies' actor Leslie Odom Jr. is preparing to release his self-titled debut solo album. Get a first listen to his recently released single 'Cheer Up Charlie' below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of Encores! Off-Center's TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo will star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's tick, tick... BOOM!, running for five performances, June 25 - 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals will be directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesori is Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of TICK, TICK...BOOM!- Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo and Leslie Odom Jr & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo and Leslie Odom Jr.will star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, running for five performances, June 25 ­ 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals will be directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesoriis Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director. The cast gave a special press preview earlier today and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Below, check out interviews with the full company, as well as a performance sneak peek! (more...)

BWW TV: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo & Leslie Odom Jr. Sing from Encores! TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo and Leslie Odom Jr.will star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, running for five performances, June 25 ­ 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals will be directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesoriis Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director. The cast gave a special press preview earlier today and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Below, check out a performance preview of '30/90' and 'Therapy.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Glenn Close, Jonathan Groff, Leslie Odom Jr. and More at Lapham's Quarterly's DECADES BALL: THE 1870s
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Lapham's Quarterly Decades Ball: The 1870s took place at Gotham Hall in New York City last night, June 2, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

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