Matt Bogart News

JERSEY BOYS Becomes Broadway's Thirteenth Longest-Running Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

As of the performance tonight, Wednesday, April 9, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS will surpass 42nd Street with 3,487 performances, becoming the 13th longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Cast Ushers in the Super Bowl on 'Super Bowl Boulevard' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Stars from the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS will perform in Super Bowl Boulevard today, January 29 at 6:00 PM as part of the NFL's reveal of the Super Bowl Roman Numerals­ the highly anticipated bright lights on Broadway at 43rd Street that frame the 20-feet tall 'XLVIII.' (more...)

Joseph Leo Bwarie and Nick Cosgrove Assume Role of 'Frankie Valli' in Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys have announced that Joseph Leo Bwarie and Nick Cosgrove will assume the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast tonight, January 28, 2014. (more...)

Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Set for 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS will perform at Yankee Stadium this Sunday, January 26 during the much-anticipated 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series in New York the National Hockey League announced today. Cast members Richard H. Blake, Matt Bogart, Jared Bradshaw and Christopher Messina will perform songs from JERSEY BOYS at the face-off between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils during the pre-show. The game and performances will be broadcast live from Yankee Stadium at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC in the U.S. and CBC in Canada. (more...)

Joseph Leo Bwarie & Nick Cosgrove to Assume Role of 'Frankie Valli' in Broadway's JERSEY BOYS, 1/28; Dominic Scaglione Jr. to Depart
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys have announced that Joseph Leo Bwarie and Nick Cosgrove will assume the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Mr. Bwarie, who made his Broadway debut in the show last year, has played the role of Frankie Valli nearly 1,700 performances (including Las Vegas, the 1st national tour and Broadway). Mr. Cosgrove makes his Broadway debut direct from the national tour. After nearly 6 years with the production between the Broadway, Las Vegas and Chicago companies, Dominic Scaglione Jr. will play his final performance as Frankie Valli on Sunday, January 26, 2013. (more...)

Frankie Valli Cancels Thailand Concert; Cites 'Political Unrest'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Legendary doo-wop singer Frankie Valli has canceled a scheduled appearance in Thailand due to political unrest in the area. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Cast to Usher in the Super Bowl on 'Super Bowl Boulevard', 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Stars from the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS will perform in Super Bowl Boulevard on Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00 PM as part of the NFL's reveal of the Super Bowl Roman Numerals­ the highly anticipated bright lights on Broadway at 43rd Street that frame the 20-feet tall "XLVIII." (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Becomes Broadway's Fourteenth Longest-Running Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

As of the performance tonight, Tuesday, January 14, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS will surpass Grease with 3,389 performances, becoming the 14th longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

Richard H. Blake Joins Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS as 'Tommy DeVito' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS have announced that Richard H. Blake (Legally Blonde, Wicked) will join the cast tonight, January 9, 2014 in the role of 'Tommy DeVito.' He assumes the role from Andy Karl who departs the production following the Sunday, December 1st performance. John Gardiner, who played 'Tommy' on the national tour, will perform the role from December 3, 2013 through Wednesday, January 8, 2014. (more...)

A Stage of Their Own: This Season's Leading Men Light Up Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 22, 2013

From newcomer Zachary Levi on his FIRST DATE with Broadway to veteran, half-masked opera instructor Hugh Panaro as the 'PHANTOM', this season on the Great White Way is filled with men who know how to reign onstage. Below, BWW brings you the cream of the crop currently on Broadway -- and be sure to let us know your favorite in this week's poll! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jonathan Brielle Brings I SAW BROADWAY to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2013

The legendary Birdland was packed to the gills for the latest presentation of Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland Series, Jonathan Brielle's I Saw Broadway. An all star gathering of Broadway's greatest vocalists and musicians wowed the audience with one crowd pleaser after another from the musicals of the prolific Brielle. (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows- JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 01, 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. Jersey Boys is now in its nineth year at the August Wilson, where it has played over 3335 performances. (more...)

Richard H. Blake to Join Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS as 'Tommy DeVito' in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

The producers of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS have announced that Richard H. Blake (Legally Blonde, Wicked) will join the cast on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the role of 'Tommy DeVito.' He assumes the role from Andy Karl who departs the production following the Sunday, December 1st performance. John Gardiner, who played 'Tommy' on the national tour, will perform the role from December 3, 2013 through Wednesday, January 8, 2014. (more...)

Deborah Cox and More Join Jonathan Brielle in I SAW BROADWAY at Birdland Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Jonathan Brielle and Friends will bring 'I Saw Broadway' to Birdland, featuring Deborah Cox, Matt Bogart, Veanne Cox, Rose Hemingway and Ken Prymus. The Broadway at Birdland concert series presents Jonathan Brielle's I Saw Broadway tonight, November 25 at 7pm. (more...)

Jessica Burrows Van Kipp to Join Jonathan Brielle for I SAW BROADWAY at Birdland, 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Jessica Burrows Van Kipp will join Jonathan Brielle & Friends In I Saw Broadway on Monday, November 25 at 7pm. The night also features Deborah Cox, Matt Bogart, Veanne Cox, Rose Hemingway, and Ken Prymus. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson and Christine Ebersole to Play Birdland Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Birdland Jazz Club has announce their line-up of impressive talent for November 25-December 1, including Cheyenne Jackson with special guest Christine Ebersole, David Holland, and more. Below, check out the details. (more...)

Deborah Cox and More to Join Jonathan Brielle in I SAW BROADWAY at Birdland, 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2013

Jonathan Brielle and Friends will bring 'I Saw Broadway' to Birdland, featuring Deborah Cox, Matt Bogart, Veanne Cox, Rose Hemingway and Ken Prymus. The Broadway at Birdland concert series will present Jonathan Brielle's I Saw Broadway on Monday, November 25 at 7pm. (more...)

Matt Bogart & Sierra Boggess to Lead WALLENBERG Industry Readings, 11/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Douglas Evans, producer of the invitation-only industry reading scheduled for November 18th and 19th of the new musical drama Walllenberg, announced today that Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys) will perform the role of Raoul Wallenberg and lead a cast of Broadway performers including Sierra Boggess (Little Mermaid, Les Miserables tour and West End production of Love Never Dies) and Tony Award-winner Dick Latessa (Hairspray). (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Celebrates Eighth Year on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

The Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS celebrates its 8th year on Broadway today Wednesday, November 6. JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim at the August Wilson Theatre (then called the Virginia Theatre). The show has been seen by over 18 million people worldwide (as of July, 2013) and is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour and in The Netherlands, and is currently the 15th longest running show in Broadway history, having recently surpassed the records held by Fiddler on the Roof and Hello, Dolly!. (more...)

BUBBLE BOY Opens 11/6 at Rahway's American Theater Group
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Back in The Day, musical theatre producers would hone their Broadway-hopeful plays in "tryout towns" like New Haven, Philadelphia and Baltimore before staging the full production for the scrutiny of New York audiences and critics. (more...)

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