As broadwayWorld previously reported, stage and screen actorChristopher Evan Welch passed away on December 2, 2013 in Los Angeles. He was belived to be 48. Below, we tribute the actor with photos from some of his recent stage appearances. (more...)
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Drew Gasparini and friends in "From Here & There: The Music & Lyrics of Drew Gasparini" on Friday, December 13th at 11pm. This California native turned New York composer will present songs from all over his catalog… some songs from here… some songs from there. The night will consist of new material from several of Drew's latest projects, fan favorites from his award-winning musicals Crazy, Just Like Me, Make Me Bad, and #UntitledPopMusical, as well as numbers from the TV show SMASH and Drew's recently released album, "I Could Use A Drink." Drew's music has been described as, "Remarkable, smart, and strongly tuneful," by The Huffington Post… "Invigorating and original," by the Houston Press… "Loud and approximate," by Michael Cassara, CSA… "The best thing to ever happen to the world," by Drew's mother… and, "That racket," by Drew's father. (more...)
A triple bill of songwriters came together on Novemebr 4 for one night only in a celebration of what's to come in musical theater- Grace McLean, Zoe Sarnak & Kacie Sheik. Performers included Rebecca Naomi Jones ( American Idiot, Murder Ballad), Allison Case (Hands on a Hardbody, Hair), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening), and many more. Check out highlights below! (more...)
Pitting two of the most influential and instrumental pop culture icons of modern music against one another, GLEE's 'A Katy Or A Gaga', written by Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner, directed by Ian Brennan, was a welcome return for the series following the short hiatus following the third episode of the season and the last time we ventured to the halls of McKinley High with the Cory Monteith tribute episode. So, with which pop superstar do your affections actually reside at the end of the day - Katy Perry or Lady Gaga? After all, that's what this week's ep was all about! Well, that and the debut of guest star Adam Lambert! (more...)
Demi Lovato! The Beatles! Junior-Senior BundleProm! Tina… in the sky with diamonds! The sights and sounds of GLEE's second S5 ep were somewhat slight in the grand scheme of the show but wholly satisfying all the same, introducing an amusing frippery of a show written and directed by co-created Ian Brennan acting as a joyous appetizer before the dramatic and tragic events of next week's tribute to real-life fallen GLEE star Cory Monteith arrives. But, first, GLEE does The Beatles, Side B: Rubber Soul. Plus, let it be she: Rachel (Lea Michele) landed the role of Fanny in FUNNY GIRL! (more...)
How's it feel, Gleeks? Having Glee back in your life? You feeling all the Beatles love, love, love from last week? Because, the Gleetlemania continues this week - Nah, nah, nah, nah - Hey Glee! Its Prom time at McKinley, because you know, Proms happen in October everywhere, yeah? Who will be crowned king and queen of the McKinley heap? Keep calm, Gleeks, and let it be!
Sam laments about his lack of love to newly engaged Blaine, as the New Directions move into the experimental period of the Beatles category. The prom court nominations are announced with Tina, Artie, Kitty, and Blaine being nominated for queen and king respectively, leaving Sam confused as to why he's not included. Tina lets the nomination go to her head, but is - as per usual, ignored and dismissed as she attempts to perform "Revolution". Santana books a commercial for a yeast infection medication, but the normally envious Rachel is too distracted by her lack of phone call from the producers of Funny Girl to really get upset. Kitty is cornered by Bree and the Cheerios and demanded to put up a fight for queen or risk being bumped down the social ladder, while Sam laments about being dumped by Tina as her prom date for not being nominated as king. Sue demands the student body all get vaccinated, beginning with the glee club, while Kurt attempts to get Rachel's mojo back with a performance of "Get Back".
Sam meets the new trainee student nurse, Penny (Phoebe Strole) and seems to be a little love sick, while Tina freaks out when Kitty launches a campaign for queen, but Kitty is just as confused her. Santana bonds with co-worker Dani (Demi Lovato) and the sparks begin to fly, but Santana is freaking out much to Rachel's amusement. Artie and Blaine confront Sam on his obvious crush on Penny, and give him a little pep talk to channel his crush into the Beatles mantra, which he does with a performance of "Something". (more...)
Legendary musician Sting, author of the Broadway-bound musical THE LAST SHIP, has released his 14th album of the same name. Many of the tracks from the new LP will be featured in the highly-anticipated stage production, set to hit Broadway in 2014 after a try-out run in Chicago. (more...)
As previously reported, Glee Season 5 will kick off with a two-part tribute to the music of The Beatles. Part 2 of the special tribute titled 'Tina in The Sky With Diamonds' will premiere on Thursday, October 3 (9:00 -10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Below, get a first look at the musical episode! (more...)
Leading Broadway actors, including Annaleigh Ashford, Phoebe Strole, Lauren Pritchard and Chuck Mead, will perform in the Third Annual "James Moye's Boogie in the Butt Benefit" concert tonight at 7pm at Stage 72. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Foundation for Nutrition and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Children (NIBD). (more...)
According to an Equity casting notice, Sting's new stage musical, THE LAST SHIP, which will soon have a benefit concert at the Public Theatre, will be heading to Broadway in 2014. Rehearsals are set to begin in May of 2014, with an out of town run beginning in June, and Broadway previews beginning in October/November. (more...)
Back for its sixth summer, the Fordham Alumni Company will for the first time host a weekend of film screenings created by Fordham Alumni. The sister program to the company's FRESH ART festival the weekend before, The CANNED Art weekend showcases work Fordham Alumni have finished creating, saved for prosperity in the can. A variety of feature length and short films, documentaries, as well as web-series and sketches will be shown. All screenings will be presented at the Wild Project (195 E. 3rd St., NYC). Admission is $5 per film. In addition, audience members can purchase a $12 “RamPass” to see 3 or more films. To purchase tickets in advance visit www.thewildproject.com. Specific screening information is as follows: (more...)
According to The New York Times Arts Blog, Sting will be releasing a new album on September 24th which will include songs from his new musical THE LAST SHIP. The full-length LP marks his first release of original material since 2003. (more...)
On yesterday's THE VIEW on ABC, actress Edie Falco discussed her drama series Nurse Jackie, her new off-Broadway show The Madrid, and how her past informs her acting choices. Check out the appearance in full below! (more...)