Richard H. Blake News

JERSEY BOYS Becomes Broadway's Thirteenth Longest-Running Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

As of the performance tonight, Wednesday, April 9, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS will surpass 42nd Street with 3,487 performances, becoming the 13th longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

Carla Stickler, Billy Harrington Tighe, Adam Kaplan & More Will Star in Industry Preview of Drew Overcash's New Musical BOYS VS GIRLS, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Last Call Theatricals will present a special 75-minute Industry-Only Preview of a new musical, BOYS VS GIRLS, written by Drew Overcash, directed & choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Cinderella) on Tuesday March 25th at 12:30pm and 3:30pm at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue). The cast will feature Carla Stickler (Wicked, Mamma Mia), Brent Diroma (Jersey Boys, Avenue Q), Billy Harrington Tighe (Pippin, Wicked, La Cage Aux Folles), Adam Kaplan (Newsies) and Merissa Czyz (Hair). William Demaniow will serve as Musical Director. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Cast Ushers in the Super Bowl on 'Super Bowl Boulevard' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Stars from the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS will perform in Super Bowl Boulevard today, January 29 at 6:00 PM as part of the NFL's reveal of the Super Bowl Roman Numerals­ the highly anticipated bright lights on Broadway at 43rd Street that frame the 20-feet tall 'XLVIII.' (more...)

Joseph Leo Bwarie and Nick Cosgrove Assume Role of 'Frankie Valli' in Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys have announced that Joseph Leo Bwarie and Nick Cosgrove will assume the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast tonight, January 28, 2014. (more...)

Richard H. Blake, Kara Lindsay & More Set for Drew Overcash's OVERCASH & CHANGE 2 at Highline Ballroom, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Overcash & Change 2, an evening featuring the work of musical theatre composer Drew Overcash will be presented Feb. 24 at The Highline Ballroom. (more...)

Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Set for 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS will perform at Yankee Stadium this Sunday, January 26 during the much-anticipated 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series in New York the National Hockey League announced today. Cast members Richard H. Blake, Matt Bogart, Jared Bradshaw and Christopher Messina will perform songs from JERSEY BOYS at the face-off between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils during the pre-show. The game and performances will be broadcast live from Yankee Stadium at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC in the U.S. and CBC in Canada. (more...)

Joseph Leo Bwarie & Nick Cosgrove to Assume Role of 'Frankie Valli' in Broadway's JERSEY BOYS, 1/28; Dominic Scaglione Jr. to Depart
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys have announced that Joseph Leo Bwarie and Nick Cosgrove will assume the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Mr. Bwarie, who made his Broadway debut in the show last year, has played the role of Frankie Valli nearly 1,700 performances (including Las Vegas, the 1st national tour and Broadway). Mr. Cosgrove makes his Broadway debut direct from the national tour. After nearly 6 years with the production between the Broadway, Las Vegas and Chicago companies, Dominic Scaglione Jr. will play his final performance as Frankie Valli on Sunday, January 26, 2013. (more...)

Frankie Valli Cancels Thailand Concert; Cites 'Political Unrest'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Legendary doo-wop singer Frankie Valli has canceled a scheduled appearance in Thailand due to political unrest in the area. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Cast to Usher in the Super Bowl on 'Super Bowl Boulevard', 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Stars from the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS will perform in Super Bowl Boulevard on Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00 PM as part of the NFL's reveal of the Super Bowl Roman Numerals­ the highly anticipated bright lights on Broadway at 43rd Street that frame the 20-feet tall "XLVIII." (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Becomes Broadway's Fourteenth Longest-Running Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

As of the performance tonight, Tuesday, January 14, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS will surpass Grease with 3,389 performances, becoming the 14th longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

Richard H Blake, Ariana DeBose, Jason Gotay and More Set for OVERCASH & CHANGE 2 at the Highline Ballroom, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

OVERCASH & CHANGE 2: The Music of Drew Overcash will highlight new music from up-and-coming composer Drew Overcash at the Highline Ballroom on Monday, February 24, 2014. Featuring special guests Richard H Blake, Ariana DeBose, Jason Gotay and more. (more...)

Richard H. Blake Joins Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS as 'Tommy DeVito' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS have announced that Richard H. Blake (Legally Blonde, Wicked) will join the cast tonight, January 9, 2014 in the role of 'Tommy DeVito.' He assumes the role from Andy Karl who departs the production following the Sunday, December 1st performance. John Gardiner, who played 'Tommy' on the national tour, will perform the role from December 3, 2013 through Wednesday, January 8, 2014. (more...)

Richard H. Blake to Join Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS as 'Tommy DeVito' in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

The producers of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS have announced that Richard H. Blake (Legally Blonde, Wicked) will join the cast on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the role of 'Tommy DeVito.' He assumes the role from Andy Karl who departs the production following the Sunday, December 1st performance. John Gardiner, who played 'Tommy' on the national tour, will perform the role from December 3, 2013 through Wednesday, January 8, 2014. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh, Richard H. Blake & More Set for DAMASCUS SQUARE Reading, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Multi-Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh, Richard Blake, Bradley Dean, as well as Etai BenShlomo and Natalie Ellis are among the actors taking part in a private October 25 workshop presentation of 'Damascus Square,' a new musical co-written by Shai Baitel, Oran Eldor, and Sarah Hirsch. (more...)

10 Years of Oz: A WICKED Anniversary Countdown- Fiyero Flashback!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 22, 2013

On Wednesday, October 30th, the blockbuster musical, WICKED, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, a milestone achieved by only ten other Broadway productions in history. The creative team and many of the musical's previous cast members will celebrate WICKED's first decade with a special performance, followed by a company party, on October 30th at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld will be counting down to the milestone with daily flashbacks of Wicked's biggest events, most memorable cast members, and best performances. In today's installment, we remember the actors that have taken on the role of Oz's resident bad boy- Fiyero! (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Alice Ripley, Robin de Jesus, Adrienne Warren and More in TWENTY-SOMETHINGS at the Highline Ballroom
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2013

Tony Winner Alice Ripley, Tony Nominee Robin de Jesus, Richard H. Blake, Krystal Joy Brown, Nick Cartell, Laura Dreyfuss, Rebecca Faulkenberry, Jason Gotay, Emma Hunton, Corey Mach, Taylor Noble, Lauren Pritchard, Preston Sadleir, Coleen Sexton, Kacie Sheik, Adrienne Warren, Grace Weber and NYC a 'capella group BLACKOUT. Bobbie L. Crow III on cello, Rick Ippolito on bass, Simon Kafka on guitar and Cody Rahn on percussion. (more...)

BWW TV: Alice Ripley, Robin De Jesus & More Rehearse for TWENTY-SOMETHINGS at Highline Ballroom!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2013

Last night, a slew of Broadway favorites took part in Twenty-Somethings at The Highline Ballroom, featuring music by up-and-coming songwriters Blake Pfeil, Zoe Sarnak and Drew Overcash. BroadwayWorld was there for the sound check and you can check out highlights of the performers in rehearsal below! (more...)

Alice Ripley, Richard H. Blake & More Set for TWENTY-SOMETHINGS Concert at The Highline Ballroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Twenty-Somethings brings together three up-and-coming songwriters of the next generation. Blake Pfeil, Zoe Sarnak and Drew Overcash perform original music that range from jazz to pop/rock to contemporary musical theatre at The Highline Ballroom tonight, August 12th at 8PM. (more...)

Adrienne Warren, Laura Dreyfuss & More Join TWENTY-SOMETHINGS Concert at The Highline Ballroom, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2013

Bring It On's Adrienne Warren and Ryann Redmond, Once's Laura Dreyfuss and recording artist Grace Weber will round out the lineup for Twenty-Somethings at The Highline Ballroom on Monday, August 12th at 8PM. The concert will feature up-and-coming songwriters Blake Pfeil, Zoe Sarnak and Drew Overcash performing new music that range from jazz to pop/rock to contemporary musical theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter Stops by Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2013

Billy Porter, 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Actor in a Musical (Kinky Boots) surprised students of Broadway Artists Alliance Summer Intensive Session One with his appearance on July 25th. Porter entertained the students with tales of his experiences. In addition, he participated in a Q&A, answering student's questions and providing advice for young performers. Check out a look back below! (more...)

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