Mara Davi News

Charlotte d'Amboise & More to Perform at NYC Dance Alliance's Gala Honoring Catherine Zeta-Jones, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Broadway's Charlotte d'Amboise (Pippin), Felicia Finley (Mamma Mia!) and Mara Davi (A Chorus Line, Smash) are set to perform on Sunday, September 29 at 7:30pm at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place) where Oscar and Tony Award-winning actressCatherine Zeta-Jones will be honored at the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation's Bright Lights Shining Stars Gala, receiving their prestigiousAmbassador for the Arts Award. Also set to perform are Joanne Borts (Once), Clifton Brown (Jessica Lange Dance), Luke Spring (A Christmas Story) and Adrienne Warren (Bring it On). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fast Paced ANIMAL CRACKERS Opens Williamstown Theatre Fest
by Larry Murray - Jun 28, 2013

It may be an economy sized production, but it fills the bill as one of the funniest musical comedies ever conceived. Williamstown Theatre Festival goes all out to deliver a full course of music, theatre and dance for this venerable joyride. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Present KIM JONG FUN! OR HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE BOMB, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce the final late night show of its celebratory 30thAnniversary Season, the world premiere of a new sketch comedy show, Kim Jong Fun! Or How I Learned To Love The Bomb, directed by Todd Milliner. Kim Jong Fun! will open today, June 28 and will perform through Saturday, July 27 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood. (more...)

Elena Shaddow & Steven Pasquale to Lead BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Musical at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced casting for the 2013 summer season's exciting slate of productions. On the Main Stage, the cast of Animal Crackers (playing June 26 - July 14, 2013) will include Jonathan Brody (Naked Boys Singing), Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher), Mara Davi (Death Takes a Holiday), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Good People), Ellen Harvey (How to Succeed...), and Jacob Ming Trent (Hands on a Hardbody), all making their WTF debuts. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Present KIM JONG FUN! OR HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE BOMB, Begin. 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce the final late night show of its celebratory 30thAnniversary Season, the world premiere of a new sketch comedy show, Kim Jong Fun! Or How I Learned To Love The Bomb, directed by Todd Milliner. Kim Jong Fun! will open on Friday, June 28 and will perform through Saturday, July 27 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas, Reed Birney and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's Summer Cast; 2013 Season Kicks Off Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced further casting and additions to the 2013 summer season, which officially kicks off tomorrow, June 4, when the box office opens its doors. Brooks Ashmanskas, De'Adre Aziza, Reed Birney,Joey Slotnick, and Omar Metwally are among the actors who will take part in this summer's productions. Gersten has (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Cheyenne Jackson Announces 'The Nominations' on SMASH
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2013

One day after releasing images from the SMASH season finale which features a fictional Tonys ceremony, NBC took a step back to give viewers a first look at Broadway stars Christine Ebersol, Cheyenne Jackson announcing the nominations. Below, check out photos from the May 18th episode! (more...)

McPhee's 'Pretender' From SMASH Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - May 07, 2013

A central HIT LIST song sequence from a musical-within-the-series on NBC's musical drama series SMASH has just been released, with Katharine McPhee leading the plucky HIT LIST composition 'Pretender'. (more...)

McPhee/Davi SMASH 'I'm Not Sorry' Duet Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - May 07, 2013

The hot duet between two prominent players on NBC's musical drama series SMASH has finally been released - Katharine McPhee and Mara Davi's scorching 'I'm Not Sorry'. (more...)

Hilty's 'Grin & Bare It' From SMASH Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - May 07, 2013

A new Marc Shaiman/Scott Wittman gem for NBC's musical drama series SMASH has been unveiled, the sexy and sassy 'Grin And Bare It'! (more...)

Photo Flash: Mara Davi, Taylor Frey and More Teach PS 221 Students in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

25 Broadway performers crossed the Brooklyn Bridge and traveled deep into Crown Heights on Saturday, April 13 to teach 3rd, 4th, 5th graders and 6th graders at PS 221 how to sing, dance & act. The event was for an inspiring, new partnership between Boardman Productions and Seeds in the Middle, a 501c3 charity empowering students and schools in the obesity epidemic to get all the resources they need to get healthy. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Elena Shaddow & Steven Pasquale to Lead BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Musical at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced casting for the 2013 summer season's exciting slate of productions. On the Main Stage, the cast of Animal Crackers (playing June 26 - July 14, 2013) will include Jonathan Brody (Naked Boys Singing), Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher), Mara Davi (Death Takes a Holiday), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Good People), Ellen Harvey (How to Succeed...), and Jacob Ming Trent (Hands on a Hardbody), all making their WTF debuts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - SMASH's 'The Phenomenon' Episode
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

On the May 4th episode of NBC's SMASH titled 'The Phenomenon,' an unexpected event bonds both "Bombshell" and "Hit List." Get a first look at the episode below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SMASH's 'The Phenomenon,' Airing 5/4
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

'The Phenomenon' airs Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Lisa Brescia, Robert Creighton and More Set for TACT's 20th Anniversary Spring Gala, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically acclaimed company recently named 'Company of the Year' by The Wall Street Journal, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary of presenting 'neglected or rarely produced works of literary merit' at its annual Spring Gala on Monday, April 29th at The University Club (One West 54th Street). The celebratory evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. TACT company member Simon Jones will serve as master of ceremonies and introduce the evening's entertainment and live auction featuring celebrity auctioneer David Silverman - which includes VIP tickets to the 2014 Australian Open and tickets to the 2014 Olivier Awards in London. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marc Kudisch and More Play UKE NIGHT! at Birdland to Benefit Daniel Barden Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

On Monday, April 15, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the very first UKE NIGHT!, featuring ukulele performances by Broadway performers Marc Kudisch, Nancy Anderson, Clarke Thorell, Lauren Molina, Jason Poole, Erin Denman, Bev Ward, Kevin Worley, Hannah Elless, Mara Davi, Aaron Gaines, Brittney Bertier, and others. The evening was produced and hosted by Jeffry Denman. All proceeds will go to the Daniel Barden (one of the Sandy Hook children) Family Fund. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Broadway Actors to Teach PS 221 Students in Brooklyn, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

25 Broadway performers cross the Brooklyn Bridge and travel deep into Crown Heights on Saturday, April 13 to teach 3rd, 4th, 5th graders and 6th graders at PS 221 how to sing, dance & act. It's an inspiring, new partnership between Boardman Productions and Seeds in the Middle, a 501c3 charity empowering students and schools in the obesity epidemic to get all the resources they need to get healthy. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and More Take Home 2013 Helen Hayes Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 08, 2013

theatreWashington just announced the 29th Helen Hayes Awards nominees today, January 28th, 2013 in The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery. This year, for the first time, theatre lovers in Washington and around the world were able to watch the nomination announcements live via webcast at theatrewashington.org, Facebook, or on the Livestream. Rebecca Sheir of WAMU's Metro Connection and WTOP's Bob Madigan hosted. Scroll below for the full list of the 2013 nominees! (more...)

BWW's 2013 Valentine's Day Spectacular! 750+ Stars Tell Us 'What is the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever?'
by BWW - Feb 14, 2013

From Kristin Chenoweth to Deborah Cox to Idina Menzel to Barbra Streisand to Michael Crawford to the Ladies of THE VIEW to Adam Pascal, Patti LuPone, Raul Esparza, Alan Menken, Lea Salonga, Bernadette Peters, Laura Osnes, Victoria Clark, GLEE and Everything in Between - It's the BroadwayWorld.com 2013 Valentine's Day Special - It's the Biggest Ever! (more...)

2013 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 28, 2013

theatreWashington just announced the 29th Helen Hayes Awards nominees today, January 28th, 2013 in The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery. This year, for the first time, theatre lovers in Washington and around the world were able to watch the nomination announcements live via webcast at theatrewashington.org, Facebook, or on the Livestream. Rebecca Sheir of WAMU's Metro Connection and WTOP's Bob Madigan hosted. Scroll below for the full list of the 2013 nominees! (more...)

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