Rachel Bay Jones News

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

She's Back in Just No Time at All! Andrea Martin Will Return to Tony Award-Winning Role in Broadway's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN just announced that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of "Berthe" in the production, will return to the role for 24 performances only, Tuesday September 2nd through Sunday September 21st. Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will now perform the role of "Berthe" through Sunday, August 31. PIPPIN is now in its second smash year at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Time to Start Livin! Backstage with PIPPIN's New 'Berthe'- Priscilla Lopez
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 23, 2014

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, who appeared in the legendary original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of 'Fastrada' in the original production of Pippin in 1973, just joined the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Berthe' last night. BroadwayWorld was at the Music Box Theatre for the special night and you can check out photos from backstage below! (more...)

The Ensemblist Unveils Part 2 of 1st Anniversary Birdland Show with Rachel Bay Jones, The Skivvies and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

On June 16, The Ensemblist, the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out, celebrated its first anniversary with a live show at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club. The audio from the live show is now available free to download at theensemblist.com, as well as on iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Stars Arrive at Broadway Barks 16, Part Two
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 13, 2014

The 16th Annual Broadway Barks took place yesterday, July 12, in Shubert Alley. Founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, this star-studded dog and cat adoption event featured celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Still Making Magic! PIPPIN Cast Celebrates 500th Broadway Performance!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 10, 2014

Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Tony Award winning musical comedy Pippin is still going strong at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The show just celebrated a major milestone- it's 500th performance, and BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate with the company. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle & More Join 2014 BROADWAY BARKS Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 16th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event featuring celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, the event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will take place on Saturday, July 12 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. where you can meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of pets from animal shelters citywide will take place between 5-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez Will Join the Cast of Broadway's PIPPIN as 'Berthe,' 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, who appeared in the legendary original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of “Fastrada” in the original production of Pippin in 1973, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of “Berthe” for a limited engagement, Tuesday, July 22 – Wednesday, August 27. Annie Potts will play her final performance in the role on Sunday, July 20. Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who created the role of Pippin in the original 1972 production, will extend his run in the show as “Charles” through Sunday, August 17. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Zach Braff, Audra McDonald, Lena Hall & More to Take Part in BROADWAY BARKS 16!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 16th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event featuring celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, the event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will take place on Saturday, July 12 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. where you can meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of pets from animal shelters citywide will take place between 5-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Broadway's Original PIPPIN Joins the Tony-Winning Cast a Day Early
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut and received a Theater World Award for creating the title role in the original 1972 production of Pippin, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' Mr. Rubinstein will play a limited engagement. He was originally scheduled to begin on Friday, but instead, he will start tonight, June 19, and run until Sunday, July 27, 2014 He is filling in for Terrance Mann's leave of absence. Pippin is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: THE ENSEMBLIST's Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present a live recording of 'The Ensemblist' with an all-star cast on Monday, June 16. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Nikka & Mo Discuss Silly Surprises for The Ensemblist Live Anniversary Show
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2014

Patrick Hinds, host of Theater People Podcast, recently told me that he considers The Ensemblist to be the Radio Lab of theatre podcasts. For podcast aficionados, that is extremely high (and well-deserved) praise. Nikka Graff Lanzarone (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, CHICAGO) and Mo Brady (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SMASH) are two Broadway vets that have been giving listeners a look at Broadway 'from the inside out' for over a year. Next week, they are having a party to celebrate, and you're invited. (more...)

Jeff Pew & Luke Hawkins Join THE ENSEMBLIST's Live Show Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The Ensemblist, the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out, announces new guests for its first anniversary live show - a week from today! (more...)

THE ENSEMBLIST Live, Ravi Coltrane Quartet & More Set for Birdland, 6/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 16 - June 20, featuring Ravi Coltrane Quartet, The Ensemblist with Nikka Graff, Lanzarone & Mo Brady, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more! (more...)

Jeff Kready, T. Oliver Reid and Rashidra Scott Featured on The Ensemblist's Tony Awards Episode
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 24th episode: 'Tony Awards.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Drama Desk Awards- Part 2
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 02, 2014

Just last night, Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) hosted the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). Big winners for the night included Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston, Jessie Mueller, and Neil Patrick Harris and Jefferson Mays- who tied for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. Click here for a full list of winners. Also check out more photos of arrivals and photos of the winners. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get a Sneak Peek at THE ENSEMBLIST's Upcoming Birdland Concert
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2014

The Ensemblist, the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out, comes to the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in June to celebrate its first anniversary with a live show! Hosts Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone have invited some of their favorite Broadway performers to the stage to celebrate their ensemblist experiences. Click below to watch the announcement for the concert! (more...)

PIPPIN to Welcome Show's Original Star John Rubinstein as 'Charles', June 20-July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut and received a Theater World Award for creating the title role in the original 1972 production of Pippin, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' Mr. Rubinstein will play a limited engagement, Friday, June 20 - Sunday, July 27, 2014, filling in for Terrance Mann's leave of absence. Pippin is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

The Ensemblist to Welcome Rachel Bay Jones, The Skivvies & More for Live Show at Birdland, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

The Ensemblist, the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out, comes to the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in June to celebrate its first anniversary with a live show! Hosts Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone have invited some of their favorite Broadway performers to the stage to celebrate their ensemblist experiences. (more...)

Anneliese van der Pol & Tim Realbuto to Bring ABOUT LAST NIGHT to 54 Below, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

"That's So Raven" star Anneliese van der Pol teams up with actor/writer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight; The Emperor's Club) for an evening of song, hilarity and personal reflection at popular venue 54 Below in July. (more...)

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