Matthew James Thomas News

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

Peter Mayhew to Return as Chewbacca in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
by Movies News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Sources have confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Peter Mayhew will reprise his iconic role of Chewbacca in Disney/Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, presumably alongside the film's original trio, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kyle Dean Massey And Ciara Renee Take First Bows In PIPPIN
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 02, 2014

Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renee (Big Fish) assumed the roles of 'Pippin' and 'Leading Player' respectively in the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin last night, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Matthew James Thomas and Tony Award winner Patina Miller gave their final performances on Sunday, March 30. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from their first curtain call! (more...)

Photo Flash: They've Got Magic to Do! First Look at Ciara Renee & Kyle Dean Massey in Broadway's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renee (Big Fish) assume the roles of 'Pippin' and 'Leading Player' respectively in the Tony Award-winning Pippin today, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Matthew James Thomas and Tony Award winner Patina Miller gave their final performances on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Massey and Renee in action! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA, Vanessa Williams in AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 01, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CASA VALENTINA and THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN begin previews on Broadway tonight, Vanessa Williams joins AFTER MIDNIGHT and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, March 31, 2014 - Galas Galore! Kristin Chenoweth, HEATHERS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 31, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kristin Chenoweth will be honored at tonight's NCTF Gala, MCC is hosting its MISCAST celebration, and HEATHERS opens off-Broadway! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/29-3/30/2014
by - Mar 30, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 30, 2014 - Sunday, March 30, 2014. (more...)

The Extraordinary Patina Miller and Matthew James Thomas Depart PIPPIN; A Farewell Flashback!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Kyle Dean Massey(Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renee (Big Fish) will assume the roles of 'Pippin' and 'Leading Player' (respectively) in the Tony-winning Pippin beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Matthew James Thomas and Tony Award winner Patina Miller will play their final performance on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld bid adieu to the show's extraordinary leads, Miller and Thomas, with a flashback of their time spent with the production. Check out photos and videos from their Pippin journey below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Just No Time at All- PIPPIN Celebrates One Year on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2014

Pippin, now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style ofBob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). The Tony-winning production just marked its first year at the Music Box and below you can check out full photo coverage of the cast celebrating onstage! (more...)

Filming on STAR WARS EPISODE VII to Get Underway This May
by Movies News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Disney and Lucasfilm's announced today that filming on “Star Wars: Episode VII” will get underway this May. (more...)

PIPPIN's Matthew James Thomas Up for Lead Role in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

According to Variety, Thomas is currently on J.J. Abrams' short list for the lead role in Disney and LucasFilm's STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Though details on the role are scarce, insiders have confirmed that he's a young Jedi apprentice, who will challenge GIRLS star Adam Driver in the film, who recently signed on to play the villain in the next installment of the franchise. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sardi's Celebrates PIPPIN! Thomas, d'Amboise, Miller and Jones Get Caricatures
by Walter McBride - Mar 12, 2014

Just yesterday, Sardi's Restaurant unveiled caricatures for PIPPIN stars Matthew James Thomas, Tony Award winner Patina Miller, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise and Rachel Bay Jones. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PIPPIN's Orion Griffiths on Returning to the Tony-Winning Show After Injury
by Stage Tube - Mar 07, 2014

Actor and acrobat Orion Griffiths from the Tony Award-winning PIPPIN was featured today on "CBS This Morning." Correspondent Jamie Wax spoke to the 26 year-old performer about his extraordinary life and making his Broadway debut. Check out his interview below! (more...)

They've Got Magic to Do! Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renée to Join Cast of PIPPIN on April 1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award winning PIPPIN just announced that Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renee (Big Fish) will assume the roles of "Pippin" and "Leading Player" (respectively) in the production beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Matthew James Thomas and Tony Award winner Patina Miller will play their final performance on Sunday, March 30, 2014. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces its 2014 - 2015 Season, a year of extraordinary artists in captivating performances that will give audiences one unforgettable experience after another. There will be great dance and Broadway hits, jazz, cabaret and classical music plus many special guests and events throughout the season. Audiences can expect to welcome back many of their favorites and enjoy new artists who will be seen at the Center for the very first time. (more...)

VIDEO: Annie Potts: High-Flying Trapeze Routine Is 'Easiest Part' of PIPPIN!
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The actress stopped by this week's TODAY on NBC and explains why jumped at the opportunity to return to the theater in the high-flying role. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New 'Granny' Annie Potts Takes First Bow in PIPPIN!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jan 22, 2014

Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts ('Designing Women,' God of Carnage) just assumed the role of 'Berthe' in the production yesterday, January 21, 2014. BroadwayWorld was there for her first official curtain call and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annie Potts in PIPPIN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts ('Designing Women,' God of Carnage) will assume the role of 'Berthe' in the production beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014 and we've got a first look at her in the show! (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway - The Full History!
by BWW Staff - Jan 04, 2014

In today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway,' check out the show's FULL history from it's inception in 2007 to future plans for a run in Las Vegas. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Four: Broadway Run & The Future - Litigation, Celebration & Vegas
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 03, 2014

Today's final edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' chronicles the production's three-year run, eclipsing the expectations of critics and naysayers that claimed Spidey would fail to weave his web on the Great White Way. From Taymor's notorious legal battle with the show's producers, to an official closing notice, SPIDER-MAN has managed to remain at the Foxwoods night after night, providing audiences with a never-before-seen evening of theatre - and the promise of a Las Vegas venture in the near future. (more...)

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