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Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERWestchester Broadway Theatre Presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Dust off your hip-hugging flares, your platform shoes and warm up your disco dance moves! Saturday Night Fever is one of the most loved dance stories of all time. A stage version of the extraordinarily successful movie, It is a jam-packed, dance-crazed, fuel-injected show. Based on Nik Cohn's 1975 New York Magazine article 'Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night' and Norman Wexler's 1977 screenplay it inspired, it focuses on Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque. His very ordinary life is transformed when he steps on to the dance floor There he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd and a growing relationship with Stephanie Mangano, and can temporarily forget the realities of his life, including a dead-end job in a paint store and his gang of deadbeat friends. Packed with over twenty legendary hits from The Bee Gees including the classics; Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love. Directed by WBT favorite, Richard Stafford and the Musical Director is Ryan Edward Wise. Our production stars: Jacob Tischler as Tony Manero, Alexandra Matteo as Stephanie Mangano, Gianna Yanelli as Annette, Chris Collins-Pisano as Bobby C., Pat McRoberts as Monty, Raynor Rubel as Gus, Joe Moeller as Double J., Chris Hlinka as Joey, Sandy Rosenberg as Flo Manero, Ray DeMattis as Frank Manero. Isabella D'Erasmo & Hannah Moore will alternate as Linda Manero, Featuring: Anthony Alvino, Josh Bates, Lauren Dalal, Michelle Dawson, Christopher DeAngelis, Walter Filmore IV, Brian Lego, Joe Moeller, Natalie Perez-Duel, Frankie Paparone, Kristyn Pope, Audrey Tesserot, Charity Van Tassel. Set & Costume design by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Jonathan Hatton and Mark Zuckerman, Steve Loftus is the Technical Director. Wig & hair design by Gerard Kelly. The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, and properties are by Grumpy Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer. Richard Stafford (Director/Choreographer) Returning to WBT, having directed and choreographed Show Boat, Mary Poppins, The Wizard Of Oz, Guys & Dolls, Fiddler On The Roof, Can-Can, George M!, Hairspray, Singin' In The Rain, A Wonderful Life, Beauty And The Beast, Gypsy, The Full Monty and Cats in past seasons. On Broadway, Mr. Stafford was the choreographer for In My Life (Music Box Theatre), the associate choreographer for Aspects Of Love (Broadhurst Theatre), and dance supervisor for Cats (Winter Garden Theatre). Off-Broadway credits include choreography for A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (St. Clements). Internationally he was director/choreographer for The Full Monty, Joseph...Dreamcoat (Mexico City), choreographer for Jesus Christ Superstar (Mexico City), Evita (Sydney), Cats (Mexico City, Buenos Aires) and director/choreographer for Cats (Copenhagen, Sao Paulo,Rio). National Tours include Cats (director/ choreographer), My Fair Lady (choreographer), Joseph...Dreamcoat (choreographer) and numerous Regional Theatre Productions. Reservations: Call (914)-592-2222. Also at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com Group Reservations: Discounts for Groups of 20 or More: Call 592-2225. Luxury Boxes: Call 592-8730, for private parties of 6 to 22. Enjoy dining and theatre in an elegant private box. Additional features include an expanded dinner menu, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, private powder room, and Luxury Box reserved parking. Show Times: Wednesday & Thursday & some Friday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 am & Show 1 pm. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30 pm & Show: 8 pm. Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12 pm & Show: 1:30 pm Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30 pm & Show: 7 pm. Ticket Prices Dinner & Show range between $56.00 and $84.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performances chosen. Beverage Service & Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. Also check the website for on-going Special Offers! More news at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Night Fever at WBTPhoto Flash: Saturday Night Fever at WBT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

Packed with over twenty legendary hits from The Bee Gees including the classics; Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER to Bring the Disco to Westchester Broadway TheatreSATURDAY NIGHT FEVER to Bring the Disco to Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, with Book by Nan Knighton and Music and lyrics by the Bee Gees. Directed by Richard Stafford, with Musical Direction by Ryan Edward Wise, the production runs September 15 - November 27, 2016 and December 29, 2016 - January 29, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman TheaterPhoto Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night! (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman TheaterCast and Creative Team Announced for MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

Michelle Dawson, Sean Hayden & More to Star in MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman TheaterMichelle Dawson, Sean Hayden & More to Star in MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Westchester Broadway TheatreBWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Kathryn Kitt - Mar 18, 2016

“Man of La Mancha” opened at Westchester Broadway Theatre in the usual grand way. It is certainly exciting to have a robust Cervantes/Don Quixote and silver voiced Aldonza/Dulcinea, but the production, itself needs to iron out some kinks. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAN OF LA MANCHA at Westchester Broadway TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at MAN OF LA MANCHA at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion. Directed by David Wasson with musical direction by Patrick Hoagland, the production runs now through May 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of MAN OF LA MANCHA at Westchester Broadway TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of MAN OF LA MANCHA at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. Directed by David Wasson with musical direction by Patrick Hoagland and associate direction and choreography by Michael Dauer, the production runs March 3 - May 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

WBT to Stage MAN OF LA MANCHA This MarchWBT to Stage MAN OF LA MANCHA This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The story is both very entertaining and very moving, and will warm the heart of everyone whose spirits were ever raised by the prospect of a victory by the underdog against all the odds.  The score is a musical delight and contains one of the most poignant moments in musical theatre as Don Quixote relates his personal credo in 'The Impossible Dream'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre's IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS EVE Celebrates OpeningPhoto Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre's IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS EVE Celebrates Opening
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents It Happened One Christmas Eve by Bob Fitzsimmons with original music & lyrics by Barbara Campbell and Steven Silverstein and musical arrangements by Steven Silverstein. Directed and choreographed by Jonathan Stahl with musical direction by Leo Carusone, the production runs December 4th - December 28th, 2014. It Happened One Christmas Eve is the heart-warming story, about an infant left on the doorstep of an old brownstone rooming-house in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve, and the magic she brings to the lives of those who find her. Scroll down for photos from last night's opening festivities! (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS EVEWestchester Broadway Theatre Presents IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS EVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents It Happened One Christmas Eve By Bob Fitzsimmons and Barbara Campbell| Musical arrangements by Steven Silverstein.| Directed and Choreographed by Jonathan Stahl Musical Direction by Leo Carusone December 4th - December 28th, 2014 (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre to Present IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS EVEWestchester Broadway Theatre to Present IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS EVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

It Happened One Christmas Eve is the heart-warming story, about an infant left on the doorstep of an old brownstone rooming-house in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve, and the magic she brings to the lives of those who find her. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westchester Broadway Theatre's THE WIZARD OF OZPhoto Flash: First Look at Westchester Broadway Theatre's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

This enchanting musical tells the tale of Dorothy Gale (Devon Perry), who lives on a Kansas farm with her aunt and uncle and dreams of one day traveling 'Over The Rainbow'. One day, a tornado sweeps her house up into the sky and Dorothy and her little dog Toto suddenly find themselves in the magical Land of Oz! Dorothy joins Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion and they journey through the magical Land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Reeve Carney, Rebecca Faulkenberry & SPIDER-MAN Cast Sing Carols For A CureExclusive Photo Coverage: Reeve Carney, Rebecca Faulkenberry & SPIDER-MAN Cast Sing Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 14, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK's recording session for 'A Savior is Born' with castmembers Jason Michael Webb, Andros Rodriguez, Alex Stoll, Ari Loeb, Reeve Carney, Maxx Reed, Jamison Scott, Josh Sassanella, Michael Wilhoite, Jason Michael Webb , Ashley Adamek, Diana Calderazzo, Monette McKay, Whitney Sprayberry, Michelle Dawson, Kristen Faith Oei, Andros Rodriguez, Cass Christopher, and Rebecca Faulkenberry. (more...)

Eric Ankrim, Michelle Dawson, Andy Jones and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s AT THIS PERFORMANCE TodayEric Ankrim, Michelle Dawson, Andy Jones and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s AT THIS PERFORMANCE Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of At This Performance... tonight, Monday, October 14th at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street at 7 PM. (more...)

Eric Ankrim, Michelle Dawson, Andy Jones and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s AT THIS PERFORMANCE, 10/14Eric Ankrim, Michelle Dawson, Andy Jones and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s AT THIS PERFORMANCE, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of At This Performance... to be held on Monday, October 14th at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street at 7 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from Westchester Broadway Theatre's THE SOUND OF MUSICPhoto Flash: New Shots from Westchester Broadway Theatre's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents The Sound of Music, with Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Directed and Choreographed by Jonathan Stahl with Musical Direction by Leo Carusone, the production runs now through August 11, 2013. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast onstage below! (more...)

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