Monica Simoes News

Photo Coverage: Mayor Bloomberg Takes in HAIR
by Monica Simoes - Apr 08, 2010

Last night, Wednesday April 7, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, took in a production of HAIR in addition to center stage when he joined the Tribe in the post-show dance party. BroadwayWorld was there for the photo op! (more...)

CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY To Feature Harold Ramis ,Mario Cantone & More 4/30, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2010

'Celebrity Autobiography,' the New York hit comedy show and winner of the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience, performs its Chicago debut at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted Street) for two shows only, Friday, April 30 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 1 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Theatre Row's I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER Production Photos
by Monica Simoes - Apr 03, 2010

Keir Dullea will make his long-awaited return to the stage in Robert Anderson's I Never Sang for My Father, presented by the Keen Company in association with Wiltsie Bridge Productions, at Theatre Row from March 23 - May 1. Directed by Jonathan Silverstein, I Never Sang for My Father marks the second Anderson play presented by Keen, following the success of its 2007 critically acclaimed production of Tea & Sympathy. Actors Matt Servitto and Marsha Mason will join Dullea on stage for the production. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's Smokey Joe's Cafe in Rehearsal
by Monica Simoes - Mar 31, 2010

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Smokey Joe's Café, directed by Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. Smokey Joe's Café will run at the Millburn theater from April 7 through May 2, 2010. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Leslie Uggams Opens at the Cafe Carlyle
by Monica Simoes - Mar 31, 2010

Tony Award-winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!) opened her exclusive three-week engagement - her first New York cabaret appearance in 18 years - at the Cafe Carlyle last night, March 30. 'Leslie Uggams: Uptown Downtown' will play through Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the famed night spot. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening night celebration, as were friends Celisse Henderson, Capathia Jenkins, Chuck Cooper, Tommy Tune, Karen Akers and more. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS' Hurwitz & WEST SIDE STORY's Green Set for Music For Autism Benefit, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2010

Deborah N. Hurwitz, the Associate Conductor and keyboard player in JERSEY BOYS, will be performing in the Music For Autism Spring Gala on Monday, April 5, alongside WEST SIDE STORY's John Arthur Green ('Riff'). (more...)

Tonight The SPOTLIGHT Series For Rosie’s Broadway Kids Presents TITUSS STRIPPED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2010

The SPOTLIGHT Series For Rosie's Broadway Kids asks you to come join us for an intimate series of evenings of songs and stories featuring BROADWAY'S BEST!!! Held at Maravel Arts Center 445 W. 45th St. On Monday, March 29th - 7:30PM the Spotlight presents TITUSS STRIPPED - Who Needs A Band? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Linney in Conversation with Jordan Roth at 92nd Street Y
by Monica Simoes - Mar 29, 2010

On Sunday, March 28, Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, continued his multi-evening 92nd Street Y conversation series, 'Broadway Talks,' with Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actress Laura Linney. Among other topics, Roth and Linney discussed her role in Time Stands Still, at the 92nd Street Y. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BURNT PART BOYS Meets the Press
by Monica Simoes - Mar 26, 2010

Next up on the mainstage at Playwrights Horizons is the new musical BURNT PART BOYS, a co-production between The Vineyard Theatre and Playwrights. Rehearsals began today, March 26, and in celebration, the cast and creative team met the press. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Lady Rizo, Galt MacDermot Set For Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2010

Joe's pub announces their upcoming shows, kicking off with Matt Doyle APRIL 21-28, kicking off Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Laila Robins Replaces Elizabeth Marvel in MTC's THAT FACE; Opens 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2010

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) has announced full casting for the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Polly Stenham's THAT FACE, directed by Sarah Benson (Blasted, Artistic Director of Soho Rep). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fonda, Ebersole et al. in Collegiate Chorale's GRAPES OF WRATH
by Monica Simoes - Mar 23, 2010

The Collegiate Chorale, led by Music Director James Bagwell, presented the World Premiere Two Act Concert Version of Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie's musical version of Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck's epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath, on March 22, 2010 at Carnegie Hall. Conducted by Ted Sperling, the performance featured Jane Fonda as the narrator. (more...)

Photo Flash: Joe Iconis & Cast Record 'Things to Ruin' Tracks
by Monica Simoes - Mar 12, 2010

Joe Iconis headed into NYC's MSR Studios on February 28 with his band and the cast of his critically-acclaimed concert event Things To Ruin to lay down tracks for the show's forthcoming album. The recording, which will be released by Sh-K-Boom Records in Summer 2010, features a collection of songs by Kleban and Larson-winner Iconis as seen in Things To Ruin at off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre in May 2009. (more...)

Brescia, Kimball et al. Set for Metropolitan Room's Bobby Cronin Concert, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

Broadway performers Lisa Brescia, Memphis' Chad Kimball, Andrew Samonsky and more have been confirmed to perform in Not The Same: The Music & Lyrics of Bobby Cronin on March 28th at the Metropolitan Room. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lea Salonga Makes Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Monica Simoes - Mar 10, 2010

Erich Steinbock (Managing Director) is pleased to welcome Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon) to the Café Carlyle to make her New York cabaret debut in an exclusive three-week engagement. 'The Journey So Far' began performances on Tuesday, March 9 and will play through Saturday, March 27. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Original Cast of HAIR Revival Plays Final Show Before London!
by Monica Simoes - Mar 08, 2010

The Original Cast of the current Broadway revival of HAIR played their final performance last night on Broadway and we were there! The new Tribe will debut on Tuesday, March 9, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, as the current cast takes the production to the West End, opening April 14 at London's Gilegud Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE Welcomes New Cast
by Monica Simoes - Mar 05, 2010

On Thursday evening, March 4, the off-Broadway production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore welcomed new cast members Didi Conn, Fran Drescher, Jayne Houdyshell, Carol Kane and Natasha Lyonne. Playwrights Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, director Karen Carpenter and producer Daryl Roth joined the new cast in their opening night celebration. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the opening night party at Marseille. (more...)

Betty Buckley To Teach Song Interpretation Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2010

Legendary Broadway star, actress/singer Betty Buckley will continue her successful Song Interpretation Workshop in March 2010. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's Under the Influence Concert at Birdland
by Monica Simoes - Mar 02, 2010

On Monday, March 1, Larson Award-winning songwriters Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk featured their work in a special concert at Birdland. The event was part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series, which showcases performers and songwriters from the Great White Way. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rockers on Broadway at B.B. King
by Monica Simoes - Mar 02, 2010

Moved to action by the troubles facing Haiti's orphaned and injured children after January's devastating earthquake, BB KING BLUES CLUB and THE PATH FUND joined forces and will be donating 100% of the proceeds of this special benefit concert to UNICEF and Save the Children, organizations working in Haiti to provide safe havens for the thousands of children left homeless by the earthquake. (more...)

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