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My Top 20 Songs of 2013
by David Clarke - Dec 29, 2013

In 2013, I turned 28, which apparently is one of several years at the end of your 20s where basically your life hits the fan and sudden changes surround you. I looked around, and everyone else seemed so happy. Then, I breathed and realized that I have plenty to be happy about. In 2013 I became BroadwayWorld.com's official theatre recording critic and have been exposed to some incredible albums since accepting that title. Some I have loved; others I have not. Regardless of my feelings towards the albums themselves, these are the top 20 songs from 2013 I simply cannot get out of my mind. (more...)

BWW Draws the Curtain on 2013: This Year's Curtain Call Highlights - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Dec 28, 2013

Today, check out part two of this year's curtain call highlights 2013, and catch up on anything that you might have missed within the last 12 months! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Last Chance to Vote - Kimberly Maugans Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Atlanta! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Update 12/20 - Have You Voted?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for San Antonio! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Jolly Holiday Celebration
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 20, 2013

The Great White Way is beginning to light up red and green and the massive sign of seasonal merriment represented by the several-story-tall tree in Rockefeller Center further cements the celebration with a brilliant blaze of light in New York City, signaling the season on Broadway and beyond - Christmastime is here again! Yes, indeed! Taking from the vast theatrical canon, today we are looking at some of the most memorable musical theatre moments pertaining to the holiday season with some of Broadway's brightest stars and some of the season's best selections, both old and new. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Lea DeLaria, New York City Christmas Concert & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Joe's Pub has announced performances for this week (Dec. 16-22,) including BASQUIAT, 5TH ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS: A CONCERT TO BENEFIT ASTEP, MIKE ERRICO HOLIDAY SHOW, ETHAN LIPTON & HIS ORCHESTRA, JACKIE HOFFMAN: HEBE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, THE HOT SARDINES, THE ANNA COPA CABANNA SHOW, STARSKY + COX: YULE LIVE, LEA DELARIA: F*#K! IT'S CHRISTMAS!, REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR, and JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND AND FRIENDS: LET IT SHOW!. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Lindsay Mendez, & More to Perform in ASTEP Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

5TH ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, is back by popular demand tonight at Joe's Pub. The evening will feature Broadway's most sought-after talent singing fresh, original approaches-pop, soul, R&B, rock and more-of holiday songs off New York City Christmas the album, available for purchase at the concert. ALL proceeds from tickets to the show and album sales go to supporting ASTEP's mission to connect performing and visual artists with underserved youth in the U.S. and around the world to awaken their imaginations, foster critical thinking, and help them break the cycle of poverty. (more...)

A Stage of Their Own: This Season's Leading Ladies Burn Up Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 15, 2013

This season features a slew of stars originating roles, and plenty more making an existing one their own -- but regardless of the breadth of their repertoire, these divas prove they're the top when it comes to getting away with murder in 1920s Chicago, or running a derelict orphanage -- all while hitting their marks night after night. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Update 12/13 - Farmer, Coady in Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for Atlanta! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Lea DeLaria, New York City Christmas Concert & More Set for Joe's Pub this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its holiday highlights (Dec. 15 - 31), featuring performances by JOHN ROBERTS, 5TH ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS, MIKE ERRICO, JACKIE HOFFMAN, THE HOT SARDINES, STARSKY + COX, LEA DELARIA, JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, BABY DEE & LITTLE ANNIE, and SANDRA BERNHARD. (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey to Return to WICKED as 'Fiyero'; Derek Klena Departs on 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013


Photo Coverage: Inside GYPSY OF THE YEAR 2013 with the Casts of PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS & More!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Dec 11, 2013

The 25th anniversary celebration of GYPSY OF THE YEAR, the culmination of six weeks of extraordinary fundraising by 56 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring companies, raised an amazing $4,343,234 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 10, at this year's GYPSY OF THE YEAR, which included an array of original dances, songs, and skits performed by more than 250 'gypsies,' the most talented singers and dancers in the ensembles of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out full photo coverage from inside the ceremony below! (more...)

GYPSY OF THE YEAR Raises Over 4.3 Million for BC/EFA; KINKY BOOTS Leads in Fundraising
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The 25th anniversary celebration of GYPSY OF THE YEAR, the culmination of six weeks of extraordinary fundraising by 56 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring companies, raised an amazing $4,343,234 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Mary-Louise Parker, David Hyde Pierce & More Set for Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew Holiday Benefit Today; Victoria Clark Hosts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Upper West Siders, Victoria Clark, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Ricky Ian Gordon, Kelli O'Hara, Greg Naughton, and David Hyde Pierce are joined by other Broadway favorites, Kimilee Bryant, Brian Cross, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Lindsay Mendez, Mary Louise Parker, and Cantor Ari Priven along with singer-songwriter Jane Kelly Williams to celebrate the holidays and raise funds for much needed repairs for the historic Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. Tonight, the church will be filled with song and jubilee from this star-studded cast. The benefit is produced by Gina Boonshoft and directed by Barbara Grecki. The musical director is Mary-Mitchell Campbell. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Update 12/6 - Farmer, Coady in Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Voting is now underway for Atlanta! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Cherry Jones, Ian McKellen, Mark Rylance, Patrick Stewart & More To Take Part in GYPSY OF THE YEAR, 12/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

The 25th anniversary edition of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Gypsy of the Year Competition will be presented Monday, December 9 (4:30 PM) and Tuesday, December 10 (2 PM) at the Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). The show will feature performances by New York's best actors, singers, dancers, and musicians with several guest appearances, including Tyne Daly, Cherry Jones, Ian McKellen, Mark Rylance, and Patrick Stewart. (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2013

It's Broadway's long-running shows that keep Times Square bustling year-round with theatre-goers from around the world who are making it to the Great White Way for their first time. Wicked, now in its 10th year, has been going strong for over 4180 performances and continues to play to full houses at the Gershwin Theatre. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Justin Vivian Bond, Sandra Bernhard and More Among Holiday Lineup at Joe's Pub, Nov-Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2013

Joe's Pub at The Public welcomes the faithful and the faithless this holiday season with a winter program that includes Yiddish lullabies, kvetching, yuletide cheer, anti-consumerist sermons, sports, jazz, storytelling and of course Sandra Bernhard's hilarious and entertaining end-of-year free for all. (more...)

Mary-Louise Parker, David Hyde Pierce & More Set for Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew Holiday Benefit, 12/9; Victoria Clark to Host
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Upper West Siders, Victoria Clark, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Ricky Ian Gordon, Kelli O'Hara, Greg Naughton, and David Hyde Pierce are joined by other Broadway favorites, Kimilee Bryant, Brian Cross, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Lindsay Mendez, Mary Louise Parker, and Cantor Ari Priven along with singer-songwriter Jane Kelly Williams to celebrate the holidays and raise funds for much needed repairs for the historic Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. The evening will be filled with song and jubilee from this star-studded cast. The benefit is produced by Gina Boonshoft and directed by Barbara Grecki. The musical director is Mary-Mitchell Campbell. (more...)

RSO FEST to Celebrate New Musicals by Ryan Scott Oliver at 54 Below, 10/7-11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

Very Intense Productions and Your Theatrics | Jeremy Youett and Jacob Harvey present RSO FEST, a series of concerts showcasing three new musicals by composer Ryan Scott Oliver. RSO FEST will launch at New York's premier Supper Club, 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, NYC), today, October 7 with the 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (produced in association with Tony Award-winning producer John Johnson), followed by Darling (produced in association with Grammy Award-winner Kurt Deutsch and Sh-k-boom) today, November 4, and then Jasper In Deadland (produced in association with Prospect Theater Company) completing the trilogy today November 18. (more...)

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