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Two-Disc Album for Jonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Out Today from PS ClassicsTwo-Disc Album for Jonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Out Today from PS Classics
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Over the summer, Jonathan Groff led the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A NEW BRAIN, and fans who didn't make it to the show need not worry any longer. The production's†two-disc cast recording (featuring the entire 95-minute show) from PS Classics hits shelves today, February 5, 2016. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for Manhattan Concert Productions' (MCP) 25th†anniversary performances of†The Secret Garden, on February 21 and February 22, 2016 at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. The concert performances of the TONY Award-winning musical will feature a stunning Broadway and television cast, creative team, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and a grand 200-voice chorus from across the United States. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Headlines Broadway Dreams Foundation's Annual WHITE CHRISTMAS ConcertPhoto Flash: Jane Krakowski Headlines Broadway Dreams Foundation's Annual WHITE CHRISTMAS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen,†Jane Krakowski†("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "30 Rock"), brought some holiday cheer to Philadelphia when she appeared in the†Broadway Dreams Foundation's†sixth annual†White Christmas at The Inn at Grace Winery, hosted by†Vicki and Chris Le Vine†on Sunday, December 13, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! Star Performs at Night of Dreams GalaPhoto Flash: RUTHLESS! Star Performs at Night of Dreams Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

11-year-old†Tori Murray, the young star of†Off-Broadway's†musical smash†RUTHLESS!,†performed at the fifth annual 'Night of Dreams' holiday gala in Bryant Park on November 30th†presented by the Broadway Dreams Foundation. Broadway's brightest stars and patrons of the arts joined together for a festive celebration of the country's premier musical theatre training program. Tori wowed the assembled guests with a rousing rendition of 'You Raise Me Up,' along with Quentin Earl Darrington†(RAGTIME)†and Broadway Dreams student Isabella Gottfried. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS GalaPhoto Flash: Inside Broadway Dreams Foundation's NYC Showcase and NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The holidays have been especially busy for†The Broadway Dreams Foundation†with two, exciting annual events, including the†NYC Showcase†and the†Night of Dreams Gala. Scroll down for photos from both events! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Listen to SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Sing 'Mean to You' on Jonathan Reid Gealt's New Album!BWW Exclusive: Listen to SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Sing 'Mean to You' on Jonathan Reid Gealt's New Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2015

Songwriter Jonathan Reid Gealt just released his third studio album,†'Whatever I Want It To Be'-†a fun and eclectic album of songs with influences ranging from jazz to big band, soul to pop, rock and roll to singer/songwriter, Motown and beyond. The album is currently available on iTunes and we've got an exclusive track. Below, check out 'Mean to You', featuring SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman! (more...)

Nicole Parker and More Set for Broadway Dreams Foundation's NIGHT OF DREAMS at Bryant ParkNicole Parker and More Set for Broadway Dreams Foundation's NIGHT OF DREAMS at Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will hold its fifth annual holiday gala, 'Night of Dreams,' at Celsius, a one-of-a-kind winter restaurant, lounge, and event space within the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park (5th Ave and 42nd Street) on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7 p.m. At this urban winter wonderland in the heart of midtown Manhattan, Broadway's brightest stars and patrons of the arts will join together for a festive celebration of the country's premier musical theatre training program. (more...)

Broadway Dreams & Lifetime at Work on Docu-Series Following New York Television Festival WinBroadway Dreams & Lifetime at Work on Docu-Series Following New York Television Festival Win
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) announces plans for a LIFETIME network docu-series following their win at the New York Television Festival. The pilot was entered in A&E's independent pilot competition and came out of the festival as the winner of the Lifetime development deal. Watch this two-and-a-half minute long piece on BDF. (more...)

Jonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Will Get Two-Disc Album from PS ClassicsJonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Will Get Two-Disc Album from PS Classics
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Over the summer,†Jonathan Groff†led†the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, and fans who didn't make it to the show need not worry any longer. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the production will get a two-disc cast recording (featuring the entire 95 minute show)†from PS Classics, which will hit shelves on February 5, 2016. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- AMAZING GRACE's Laiona MichelleTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- AMAZING GRACE's Laiona Michelle
by BWW Staff - Oct 9, 2015

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with†Laiona Michelle,†who stars as 'Nanna' in Amazing Grace, currently playing at the NederlanderTheatre. (more...)

Jonathan Reid Gealt to Celebrate Release of WHATEVER I WANT IT TO BE at Birdland This FallJonathan Reid Gealt to Celebrate Release of WHATEVER I WANT IT TO BE at Birdland This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that songwriter Jonathan Reid Gealt will celebrate the release of his new cd, 'Whatever I Want It To Be,' at Birdland with a bevy of Broadway stars on Sunday, November 29 at 6pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Unamplifies the Music of the NightBWW Reviews: BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Unamplifies the Music of the Night
by Michael Dale - Aug 7, 2015

Once a year, Scott Siegel demonstrates to audiences the glories of the unamplified human voice. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Alex Newell, Ryann Redmond & More Set for BDF in PhiladelphiaTituss Burgess, Alex Newell, Ryann Redmond & More Set for BDF in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF), in partnership with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, returns to Philadelphia for a weeklong musical theater intensive, August 2-9, during which Philadelphia's most promising performers will receive unprecedented instruction from the industry's top directors, choreographers and professionals.† To conclude the weeklong intensive, BDF will present GENERATION, a unique Broadway-style revue featuring performances by Broadway veterans and emerging local talent.†† (more...)

RAGTIME Author E.L. Doctorow Passes Away at 84RAGTIME Author E.L. Doctorow Passes Away at 84
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Historical fiction author E.L. Doctorow, best known for his novels 'Ragtime' and 'Billy Bathgate', passed away in Manhattan on Tuesday, July 21 at the age of 84. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Brings the Roof Down at Town HallPhoto Coverage: BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Brings the Roof Down at Town Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 21, 2015

Postponed from last January when the fake blizzard closed New York City, Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert returned last night, July 20, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage Look as Stars Prepare for BROADWAY UNPLUGGEDPhoto Coverage: Backstage Look as Stars Prepare for BROADWAY UNPLUGGED
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 21, 2015

Postponed from last January when the fake blizzard closed New York City, Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert returned last night, July 20, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out backstage photos below! (more...)

BDF Park City to Present GENERATION: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour, 6/29-7/3BDF Park City to Present GENERATION: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour, 6/29-7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will give aspiring performers in Park City, UT a chance to make their 'big break' when the program presents Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour. For the first time in Park City, the national non-profit training program will present an incredible roster of Broadway directors, performers, and industry insiders who will offer highly personalized musical theatre training and mentoring through unique, week-long performing arts intensive workshops for students of all ages, skill levels, and socio-economic backgrounds. (more...)

Nick Adams, Ryann Redmond & More Set for Theatre Aspen School's Broadway Dreams Foundation RevueNick Adams, Ryann Redmond & More Set for Theatre Aspen School's Broadway Dreams Foundation Revue
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Theatre Aspen Director of Education announced today that tickets are on sale for The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) revue entitled GENERATION, a unique Broadway concert event, with performances by Aspen's aspiring young actors alongside Broadway talent, including Nick Adams (Wicked), Kyle Brown (Legally Blonde), Craig D'Amico (Annie Get Your Gun), Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime), Greg Kamp (Catch Me If You Can), and Ryann Redmond (If/Then, Bring It On). Directed by director / choreographer Otis Sallid, who conceived, directed and choreographed the original production of Smokey Joe's Cafe, and of late has choreographed the Superbowl and the Academy Awards, GENERATION promises to sweep audiences away with dynamic and uplifting performances by a whole new generation of talented, young performers paying tribute to the incredible Broadway legends who came before. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  New BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Covers 1991-2015BWW Reviews: New BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Covers 1991-2015
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2015

The latest edition of Scott Siegel's acclaimed series shows the growing number of Broadway musicals without new scores. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN Opens at City CenterReview Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN Opens at City Center
by Review Roundups - Jun 26, 2015

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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