Lewis Grosso News

NEWSIES' Corey Cott, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ryan Steele & More to 'STOP THE PRESSES' at 54 Below, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The concert is billed as 'an evening of song, dance, backstage anecdotes, and special surprises from everyone's favorite newsboys (and girls).' Directed by Yvette Kojic, music directed by Benjamin Rauhala, and produced by Shoshana Feinstein. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Broadway Records' AHRENS & FLAHERTY: NICE FIGHTING YOU (A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live at 54 BELOW) is Festive and Fun
by David Clarke - Jul 06, 2014

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have had an extensive career, composing music for the stage and screen over the last thirty years. As a team, they captured us with their enchanting work on Anastasia. On Broadway, people clamored for RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL. Now fans of Ahrens & Flaherty have a beautifully produced retrospective of their work so far with Broadway Records' release of the fascinating NICE FIGHTING YOU. (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for June 2014
by - Jun 01, 2014

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for June, 2014. (more...)

Ahrens and Flaherty Set to Release Live at 54 Below Album NICE FIGHTING YOU on 6/3
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2014

Ahrens and Flaherty's 'Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live At 54 BELOW' will be released on June 3rd, 2014. The double CD set is now available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00JPWSJOI. This star-studded double album features performances by (in alphabetical order): Lynn Ahrens, Annaleigh Ashford, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Kevin Chamberlin, Quentin Earl Darrington, Stephen Flaherty, Lewis Grosso, Julie Halston, Jeremy Jordan, LaChanze, Kecia Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Sean McCourt, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessica Molaskey, Bobby Steggert and Mary Testa. (more...)

Tim Sulka & Debra Barsha's THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Gets Industry Readings, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical with book and lyrics by Tim Sulka and Debra Barsha, music by Debra Barsha, will be presented in two (2) private industry readings at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m., on Monday, April 7, 2014, at Joria Studio (260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor - between Broadway & 8th Ave.) (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Analise Scarpaci & Lewis Grosso Perform 'The Most Important Children's Song Ever' at ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW YORK
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2013

'Once Upon A Time In New York City'- a concert series featuring a slate of brand new songs about the Big Apple, made its 54 Below debut on Nov. 19. The concert featured performances from Micah Burgess, Nick Cearley, Amanda Flynn, Amanda Green, Lewis Grosso, Molly Hager, Jeremy Jordan, Dennis Michael Keefe, Rachel Lee, Lauren Marcus, Chris Miller, Bonnie Milligan, Alexander Sage Oyen, Chelsea Packard, Rob Rokicki, George Salazar, Analise Scarpaci, Jahn Sood, Sam Tedaldi, Katie Thompson, Nathan Tysen, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jeremy Jordan & More Perform at ONCE UPON A TIME IN NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

'Once Upon A Time In New York City'- a concert series featuring a slate of brand new songs about the Big Apple, made its 54 Below debut earlier this week. The concert featured performances from Micah Burgess, Nick Cearley, Amanda Flynn, Amanda Green, Lewis Grosso, Molly Hager, Jeremy Jordan, Dennis Michael Keefe, Rachel Lee, Lauren Marcus, Chris Miller, Bonnie Milligan, Alexander Sage Oyen, Chelsea Packard, Rob Rokicki, George Salazar, Analise Scarpaci, Jahn Sood, Sam Tedaldi, Katie Thompson, Nathan Tysen, and more. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Adam Pascal, Robin De Jesus & More to Perform at 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Katie Thompson & More Set for ONCE UPON A TIME IN NYC 3 on 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Making its 54 Below debut, 'Once Upon A Time In New York City' is a concert series featuring a slate of brand new songs about the Big Apple, written by Broadway's best! Listen as they tell their tales of NYC both in song and in story; share in the ups and downs of city life, from the day they moved to Manhattan to the person who changed New York for them to their favorite spot on the island. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Stephanie J. Block & More Celebrate Ahrens & Flaherty with NICE FIGHTING YOU at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Last night, Thursday, September 26, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, launched its first of six performances celebrating the extraordinary 30-year collaboration of Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, My Favorite Year, Seussical, Lucky Stiff, the upcoming Rocky, and more). In 'Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration,' September 26 - 28, Ahrens and Flaherty offer six very special concerts featuring their best known songs, rare gems and even some never-before-heard material, performed by a rotating cast of Broadway stars. Last night's opening night concert featured Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes), Tony nominee Liz Callaway (Baby, Anastasia), Tony Award winner LaChanze (Dessa Rose, Once on This Island), Kecia Lewis (Dessa Rose, Once on This Island), Sean McCourt (Wicked, A Man of No Importance), Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate) Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (42nd Street, Lucky Stiff), and musical direction by Tony Award Winner Ted Sperling (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, and The Other Josh Cohen). The evening features musical arrangements by Neil Douglas Reilly. (more...)

Marin Mazzie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for Ahrens & Flaherty Concerts- NICE FIGHTING YOU at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2013

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, My Favorite Year, Seussical, Lucky Stiff, the upcoming Rocky, and more) in celebration of their thirty years of collaboration. In 'Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration,' September 26 - 28, Ahrens and Flaherty will offer six very special concerts featuring their best known songs, rare gems and even some never-before-heard material, performed by a rotating cast of Broadway stars including Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots), Stephanie J. Block (Anything Goes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Liz Callaway (Baby,Miss Saigon, Anastasia), Kevin Chamberlin (Seussical, Dirty Blonde), Lilla Crawford (Annie),Lewis Grosso (Newsies), Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Ragtime, Once on This Island), Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime), Rebecca Luker (Cinderella, Mary Poppins, Nine), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Passion), Sean McCourt (Wicked, A Man of No Importance), Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Women on the Verge...),Jessica Molaskey (Sunday in the Park With George, Songs for a New World, A Man of No Importance), Bobby Steggert (Big Fish, Ragtime), Mary Testa (42nd Street, Lucky Stiff), and Tony Award Winner, Director/Music Director Ted Sperling (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, andThe Other Josh Cohen). (more...)

Laura Benanti, Ahrens & Flaherty, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, Sept-Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2013

This September and October, 54 BELOW, the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife, presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Set to perform are: Brian d'Arcy James, Duncan Sheik, Tony Desare, Charles Busch, Emily Skinner, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Laura Benanti, Alice Ripley, Telly Leung, John Tartaglia, MOrgan James, Ann Morrison, Christine Andreas, Shelly Burch, Ahrens & Flaherty, Frances Ruffelle and more. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Ahrens & Flaherty, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, Sept-Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

This September and October, 54 BELOW, the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife, presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Set to perform are: Brian d'Arcy James, Duncan Sheik, Tony Desare, Charles Busch, Emily Skinner, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Laura Benanti, Alice Ripley, Telly Leung, John Tartaglia, MOrgan James, Ann Morrison, Christine Andreas, Shelly Burch, Ahrens & Flaherty, Frances Ruffelle and more. (more...)

BWW Flashback: MARY POPPINS Ends Six-Year Run on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 03, 2013

Mary Poppins will conclude Broadway run at The New Amsterdam Theatre today, March 3, 2013 after 2619 performances and more than six years. With attendance totaling nearly four million guests, the show has been seen by more people in the last six years than any Broadway show except Wicked and The Lion King. BroadwayWorld takes you back through the magical nanny's journey to Broadway below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Banks' Kids Hall of Fame - 6+ Years of 44 Janes and Michaels, Life on Broadway, Where They Are Now & More
by BWW - Mar 02, 2013

As the Broadway production of MARY POPPINS comes to a close, we tracked down all the past and current kids who played the iconic roles of Jane and Michael Banks, from the original cast in 2006 to the current group as they take their final bow on March 3, 2013. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 16-22
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 22, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: RAGTIME is performed by a dream cast, PASSION returns to the New York stage, CAROUSEL preps for the New York Philharmonic, and so much more! (more...)

AUDIO: Lea Salonga Sings 'Back to Before' in RAGTIME Concert!
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions just presented a special concert performance of RAGTIME at Avery Fisher Hall last night, Monday, February 18, 2013. Click below to hear a recording of Lea Salonga, who played Mother, singing 'Back to Before' at the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: RAGTIME Concert's Star-Studded Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions just presented a special concert performance of Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall last night, Monday, February 18, 2013. The cast included: Michael Arden as Younger Brother, Phillip Boykin as Booker T. Washington, Kerry Butler as Evelyn Nesbit, Matt Cavenaugh as Henry Ford, Tyne Dalyas Emma Goldman, Jarrod Emick as Willie Conklin, Manoel Felciano as Tateh, Dick Latessa as Grandfather,Norm Lewis as Coalhouse Walker Jr., Jose Llana as Harry Houdini, Michael McCormick as J.P. Morgan,Howard McGillin as Father, Patina Miller as Sarah, Lea Salonga as Mother Lilla Crawford as The Little Girl and Lewis Grosso as The Little Boy and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sarah's Friend. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and you can check out photo coverage from the fcurtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the RAGTIME Concert at Avery Fisher Hall!
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions just presented a special concert performance of Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall last night, Monday, February 18, 2013. The cast included: Michael Arden as Younger Brother, Phillip Boykin as Booker T. Washington, Kerry Butler as Evelyn Nesbit, Matt Cavenaugh as Henry Ford, Tyne Dalyas Emma Goldman, Jarrod Emick as Willie Conklin, Manoel Felciano as Tateh, Dick Latessa as Grandfather,Norm Lewis as Coalhouse Walker Jr., Jose Llana as Harry Houdini, Michael McCormick as J.P. Morgan,Howard McGillin as Father, Patina Miller as Sarah, Lea Salonga as Mother Lilla Crawford as The Little Girl and Lewis Grosso as The Little Boy and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sarah's Friend. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and you can check out photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: The Glorious Opening Number from the RAGTIME Concert- Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis, Patina Miller and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 19, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions just presented a special concert performance of Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall last night, Monday, February 18, 2013. The cast included: Michael Arden as Younger Brother, Phillip Boykin as Booker T. Washington, Kerry Butler as Evelyn Nesbit, Matt Cavenaugh as Henry Ford, Tyne Dalyas Emma Goldman, Jarrod Emick as Willie Conklin, Manoel Felciano as Tateh, Dick Latessa as Grandfather,Norm Lewis as Coalhouse Walker Jr., Jose Llana as Harry Houdini, Michael McCormick as J.P. Morgan,Howard McGillin as Father, Patina Miller as Sarah, Lea Salonga as Mother Lilla Crawford as The Little Girl and Lewis Grosso as The Little Boy and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sarah's Friend. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and you can check out the full opening number below! (more...)

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