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Rose Theater Educator Sue Gillespie Booton Honored at FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Sue Gillespie Booton of Omaha's Rose Theater was one of eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country selected to work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 5th Annual FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE which just wrapped in New York City. The event was underwritten by Myrna and Freddie ('G') Gershon, Chairman and CEO of leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kevin Spirtas and More in NYMF's MR. CONFIDENTIAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

'Days of Our Lives' star Kevin Spirtas leads a cast of 13 in the new musical comedy MR. CONFIDENTIAL, presented as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Directed and choreographed by Stephen Nachamie(director of NYMF's award-winning 2012 production of Foreverman), MR. CONFIDENTIAL features book and lyrics bySamuel Bernstein (Bobbie's Girl) and music by David Snyder. The production plays five performances July 21-27 at theAlice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd St.), as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jack Boice, Melanie Brook, Alexis Field & Zach Kononov to Join the Cast of Off-Broadway's 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) has announced that beginning July 22nd, Jack Boice (Phantom of the Opera International Tour), Melanie Brook (Tony and Tina's Wedding), Alexis Field (Angelina Ballerina The Musical) and Zach Kononov (Spring Awakening) will join the cast replacing Chris Grace, Ashley Ward, Kaitlyn Frotton and David Andino respectively. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! The Musical Parody is produced by Emily Dorezas, Al Samuels, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson, Brett McDonald and 50 Shades Tour LLC. (more...)

Jeanine Tesori, Warren Carlyle & More to Instruct Teachers at 5th Annual FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE, 7/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 5th Annual FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE July 9th - 12th. The event has once again been underwritten by Myrna and Freddie ('G') Gershon, Chairman and CEO of leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI). The weekend honors instructors and teachers who are working to make a difference for their students and communities through the process of staging musical theatre productions in their schools and educational theatre groups. In addition to the New York experience, each of the teachers' schools receives $5,000 from Freddie and Myrna to enhance their arts program. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Kevin Spirtas and More for MR. CONFIDENTIAL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

'Days of Our Lives' star Kevin Spirtas leads a cast of 13 in the new musical comedy MR. CONFIDENTIAL, presented as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Directed and choreographed by Stephen Nachamie (director of NYMF's award-winning 2012 production of Foreverman), MR. CONFIDENTIAL features book and lyrics by Samuel Bernstein (Bobbie's Girl) and music by David Snyder. The production plays five performances July 21-27 at theAlice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd St.), as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Invites Shia LaBoeuf to Attend the Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical Parody (www.50ShadesTheMusical.com) at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) is all about naughty fun, something that Shia LaBeouf is all too familiar with. In a new open invitation, the cast would like to Willkommen Shia to 50 Shades! The Musical Parody with open arms so that he can be 'transformed' and his 'nymphomaniac' tendencies can be embraced. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! to End Off-Broadway Run, July 20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The producers of Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! have announced final weeks. The show will end its run on July 20th at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue). (more...)

Kevin Spirtas to Lead New Musical MR. CONFIDENTIAL at NYMF, 7/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

'Days of Our Lives' star Kevin Spirtas leads a cast of 13 in the new musical comedy MR. CONFIDENTIAL, presented as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody (www.50ShadesTheMusical.com) at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) recently celebrated its 100th performance Off-Broadway - check out photos from the night below! (more...)

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Now On Sale Through Early 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody (www.50ShadesTheMusical.com) at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) has announced that tickets are now on sale through January 4, 2015 due to audience demand and rave reviews. In addition, beginning September 2nd, a new fall schedule will begin. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Emily Dorezas, Al Samuels, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson, Brett McDonald and 50 Shades Tour LLC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Appears at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) recently appeared at Birdland. Scroll down for photos of Kaitlyn Frotton, Ashley Ward and Chloe Williamson at the club! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Nominee Mary Bridget Davies Visits FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies recently stopped by Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging and met the cast. Check out photos from her visit below! (more...)

Off-Broadway's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! Receives Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The cast of Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! records the original cast CD for DRG Records today at Avatar Studios. Produced by Hugh Fordin, the release date is soon to be announced. This CD marks Forbidden Broadway's 12th cast recording with DRG Records. Featured on the original cast recording are cast members Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano. The show is currently playing at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets can be purchased by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! Takes on HEDWIG, CABARET, ROCKY, ALADDIN & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

The gloves are off! One of the most highly anticipated new shows of the season, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! opens Sunday, May 4th at 7PM at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue). This up-to-the-minute new edition will include Alessandrini's takes on Hedwig, Idina Menzel, Rocky, Cabaret, The Bridges of Madison County, Aladdin, Pippin, the turntable-less Les Miz, Motown, The Sound of Music Live!, Bullets Over Broadway, Kinky Boots and Matilda, among others. Check out new photos from the production below! (more...)

Off-Broadway's 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Sets Summer Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) has announced a new summer schedule, beginning the week of May 5th. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson, Brett McDonald and 50 Shades Tour LLC. (more...)

Off-Broadway's 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Announces New Summer Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) has announced a new summer schedule, beginning the week of May 5th. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson, Brett McDonald and 50 Shades Tour LLC. (more...)

Photo Flash: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! Spoofs PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The gloves are off! One of the most highly anticipated new shows of the season, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! begins previews Monday, March 17th at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue). The show is set to open on Sunday, May 4th. This up-to-the-minute new edition will include Alessandrini's takes on Kinky Boots, Matilda, Rocky, Cabaret, The Bridges of Madison County, Aladdin, Pippin, the turntable-less Les Miz, Motown, The Sound of Music Live! and Bullets Over Broadway, among others. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Opens Off-Broadway at Elektra Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody (www.50ShadesTheMusical.com) will open off-Broadway tonight, March 12th. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson and 50 Shades Tour LLC. (more...)

Adam Hyndman, Chris Grace, Casey Rogers & More Lead 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway; Performances Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) will begin performances tonight, February 21st with opening night set for March 12th. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson and 50 Shades Tour LLC. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Sexy Sneak Peek of 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street), will begin performances on Friday, February 21st with opening night set for March 12th. Directed by Al Samuelsand Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson and 50 Shades Tour LLC. The company recently met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company. Check out what they had to say and watch a performance preview below! (more...)

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