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: Barbra and Betty release their new albums today, EVITA opens at the Dominion, TALK RADIO opens at the Chain, and stars take to regional stages across the U.S. tonight! (more...)
The producers of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS are pleased to announce that Quinn VanAntwerp will re-join the Broadway cast on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in the role of "Bob Gaudio." He assumes the role from Drew Gehling who departs the production following the Sunday, September 21st performance. (more...)
Jersey Boys is far more than a jukebox musical. It is deeper and richer in story line, texture, and technique than most~ a tale of invention, of the creative work-in-progress, the sometimes perilous and sometimes glorious alchemy that, in the case of four young men from the gritty streets of Newark, transforms them into one of America's iconic rock and pop groups.
And their story is brilliantly conveyed in perfect harmony by Hayden Milanes (whose tenor falsetto is spot-on Valli), Nicolas Dromard, Quinn VanAntwerp, and Adam Zelasko. (more...)
The San Jose engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS has broken the box office record at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts, grossing $1,323,302 for the week ending July 20, 2014. This tops the previous record of $1,203,554 held by THE LION KING in 2006. The San Jose engagement of JERSEY BOYS was part of the Broadway San Jose series, a Nederlander Presentation. (more...)
When you hear the term The Four Seasons and you think of 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Oh, What a Night,' and 'Walk Like a Man' instead of snow, leaves, rain or sunshine, then the hit musical Jersey Boys is a must see! (more...)
UCI Alum Quinn VanAntwerp sits down with one his mentors from the UC Irvine Drama Department, Daniel Gary Busby! Quinn is also no stranger to SCFTA, having taken part in a master class here growing up. (more...)
Currently playing Nick Massi, a member of the talented quartet better known to the world as The Four Seasons, Adam Zelasko is now in his third year of touring with JERSEY BOYS, the hit Tony award-winning musical, which will be returning to Orange County for a two-week engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts starting June 24. Before the show's arrival in Costa Mesa, Zelasko agreed to play 20 questions with us... (more...)
During a show, clapping after a song is the norm, as is giving a standing ovation after the show is over, theatergoers are used to that. What I have never seen is an audience give a standing ovation after a song, but that is exactly what I saw when I went to see JERSEY BOYS at Bass Performance Hall. (more...)
This Summer, Orange County, CA---which includes Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Irvine, and even cities just a hop over the county line like La Mirada and Long Beach---is so chock-full of hot stage goodies, that you may have to earmark a lot more time in the next three months to properly satisfy all your theatrical cravings. Here's our Top 5 Summer Must-See picks, plus a few other noteworthy shows to check out around the area, too! (more...)
'JERSEY BOYS' is a MUST SEE PRODUCTION!
'JERSEY BOYS' is a BLOCKBUSTER HIT!
The opening night crowd screamed and whistled and applauded from the moment the show began. They jumped to their feet for a rousing, well deserved STANDING OVATION! (more...)
I don't think there's any "jukebox musical" that's as entertaining and interesting as JERSEY BOYS, and there are a lot of musicals out there that rely on classic rock, pop, country and blues for their score. What sets JERSEY BOYS apart from the rest is the fact that it actually has a story to tell (book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice), and it integrates these timeless tunes seamlessly (music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe, although a plethora of other songwriters contribute as well) by examining how they were created and recorded. The current touring production playing the Fabulous Fox Theatre is a nostalgic blast that's sharply performed and staged. (more...)
A hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy, Pioneer Theatre Company's ELF THE MUSICAL is also a heartwarming love letter to the spirit of Christmas. If you want to see a holiday-themed show this season (and why wouldn't you?), ELF THE MUSICAL is hands-down the best choice in Utah this year. (more...)
Pioneer Theatre Company is pleased to announce an extended run of the regional premiere of Elf - The Musical. The holiday musical, which is based on the 2003 film, will now show through Saturday, December 28, 2013. (more...)
Company, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, concludes the summer season at Palm Beach Dramaworks, with performances beginning on Wednesday, August 7 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street). Presented in concert as part of the Musical Theatre Master Series, Company plays a limited engagement through August 18. The production is directed byClive Cholerton, with musical direction by Paul Reekie. (more...)
New musicals hub New York Theatre Barn will present the first New York City presentation of musical excerpts from Drama Desk Award winning book writer Adam Mathias (See Rock City) and multi-award winning composer Jonathan Monro (Variations on a Nervous Breakdown) new musical A History Of Summer on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York City as part of New York Theatre Barn's revolutionary new musical development platform NYTB in the D-Lounge, executive produced by Laura Brandeland Jason Najjoum. (more...)