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Nora Fox, Teresa Hui, Miriam Kushel, Luis Salgado Join 2014 BROADWAY MEOWS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The 6th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, July 21st at 7pm. The evening will be comprised of songs by composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. (more...)

Max Crumm Joins Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Broadway and film actor Max Crumm (Easy A, Grease) has signed on to join the cast of The Fantasticks, in the lead role of 'Matt/The Boy', producers Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced. He will start performances tonight, July 8. (more...)

Songs of Seth Bisen-Hersh to Support Humane Society of New York at BROADWAY MEOWS CONCERT, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The 6th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, July 21st at 7pm. (more...)

Max Crumm to Join Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Broadway and film actor Max Crumm (Easy A, Grease) has signed on to join the cast of THE FANTASTICKS, in the lead role of "Matt/The Boy", producers Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced. He will start performances on July 8. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Marry Couples on Stage this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Listen up Lovebirds! You now have the chance to tie the knot on the stage of one of the most well known musicals in the world, THE FANTASTICKS, the world's longest running musical, famous for its classic tale of true love, Cast members will be marrying couples of all faiths, races, & sexual orientations during the entire summer of 2014 (June 21 - September 5, 2014). (more...)

Edward Watts to Join Cast of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Edward Watts (Scandalous on Broadway; Superman in It's a Bird..Plane..It's Superman at Encores!), has signed on to join the cast of The Fantasticks, for two weeks only, right before its 56th anniversary on May 3, producers Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced. Mr. Watts will begin performances on Monday, April 28th and continue on in the role until Monday, May 12. (more...)

Fifth Annual BROADWAY CAN! Set for Don't Tell Mama, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The 5th Annual Broadway Can! A Concert for City Harvest will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, November 18th at 7pm. The evening will be comprised of songs by composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. Bisen-Hersh will be joined on stage by a phenomenal cast including Drew Aber (A Tale of Two Cities), Morgan Billings (The Sound of Music), Toby Blackwell (Rent), Brian Childers (Danny and Sylvia), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Nora Fox (The Sound of Music), Amy Griffin (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Nina Hennessey (Bye, Bye Birdie), Teresa Hui, Lara Janine (Rock of Ages), Emily Klein (Parade), Elise Levin (Born Blue), Rita Markova (The Fantasticks), Michael McGurk (The Wedding Singer), Brianne Moore (The Visit), Brooke Sunny Moriber (The Wild Party), Kristine Reese (Wicked), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Stacy Shirk (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) and Haley Swindal (Jekyll & Hyde). The concert will be produced by Dennis Fowler, directed by Shana Solomon and stage managed by Heather Ber and Emma Peele. (more...)

Jeremiah James Joins the Cast of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

West End star and international recording artist Jeremiah James will be joining the cast of The Fantasticks, the world's longest running musical, on Tuesday, October 29th, just weeks after its milestone celebration of 20,000 performances in New York. Mr. James will assume the role of El Gallo, which was performed by George Dvorsky. (more...)

5th Annual Broadway Can! Set for 11/18 Featuring Klein, Sunny Moriber & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Reuniting for the first time since Parade, Brooke Sunny Moriber and Emily Klein will premiere a duet from Love Quirks, whose studio cast recording is now available on iTunes. The audience can expect to hear 24 songs from Bisen-Hersh's catalog featuring material from Love Quirks, More to Love, Stanley's Party, Malka, If Adele Can Do It, So Can I and The Final Frontier... including 3 premieres! Songs will include 'Thanksgiving Day', 'It's Not You, It's Me', 'I'm Not Interested in You', 'I Like Big Girls', 'Dear Facebook', 'It's Not You, It's Me' and 'Can You Believe I Was Ever Sad We Broke Up?'. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 20,000th Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2013

THE FANTASTICKS, the world's longest running musical, will celebrate a record breaking 20,000th New York performance, today, September 15, 2013, announced producers Catherine Russell and Al Parinello. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Try To Remember - 20,000 Performances (So Far) Of THE FANTASTICKS
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 06, 2013

Apropos of the show's most famous song and its opening lyrics, this September is precisely the time to remember the longest running show in American theatre history, THE FANTASTICKS, especially as it celebrates its 20,000th Off-Broadway performance on September 15. (more...)

BWW TV: THE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 20,000th Performance in New York City on 9/15- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 05, 2013

THE FANTASTICKS, the world's longest running musical, will celebrate a record breaking 20,000th New York performance, on Sunday, September 15, 2013, announced producers Catherine Russell and Al Parinello. The milestone will mark the first time a production (on Broadway or Off-Broadway) has ever reached 20,000 performances and will be commemorated in a month long celebration that includes performing at Broadway in Bryant Park and Little Italy, and with The Museum of The City of New York's future cyber gallery highlighting the history of the production. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the current cast in action! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Aug 11, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 11, 2013 - Sunday, August 11, 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WICKED, ANNIE & More Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 11, 2013

Featured this week was the cast of COUGAR THE MUSICAL (Brenda Braxton, Babs Winn, and Mary Mossberg), WICKED (Lindsay Mendez, Tiffany Haas and Derek Klena), ANNIE (Sadie Sink, Taylor Richardson, Gaby Bradbury, Tyrah Skye Odoms, Emily Rosenfeld, Brooklyn Shuck, Amaya Braganza, and Danette Holden) and The Fantasticks (Jim Schubin, Jeremiah James, Rita Markova, Daniel Marcus and Joseph Dellger). Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: THE FANTASTICKS Remembers September in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2013

Marcus and Joseph Dellger), performing 'Soon It's Gonna Rain,' 'Never Say No,' 'I Can See It' and 'Try to Remember.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena & More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK on 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2013

This Thursday, August 9, 106.7 LITE FM's Delilah will emcee this week's Broadway in Bryant Park alongside the cast of I Forgive You Ronald Reagan including PJ Benjamin, Danielle Faitelson, Robert Emmet Lunney and Patricia Richardson. The event will also feature perfermances from the casts of COUGAR THE MUSICAL (Brenda Braxton, Babs Winn, Mary Mossberg and Andrew Brewer), WICKED (Lindsay Mendez, Katie Rose Clark and Derek Klena), and The Fantasticks (Jim Schubin, Jeremiah James, Rita Markova, Daniel Marcus and Joseph Dellger) (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Celebrate 20,000th Performance, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2013

THE FANTASTICKS, the world's longest running musical, will celebrate a record breaking 20,000th New York performance, on Sunday, September 15, 2013, announced producers Catherine Russell and Al Parinello. The milestone will mark the first time a production (on Broadway or off-Broadway) has ever reached 20,000 performances and will be commemorated in a month long celebration that includes performing at Broadway in Bryant Park and Little Italy, and with The Museum of The City of New York's future cyber gallery highlighting the history of the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEND IN THE ROAD's Martin Vidnovic and Alison Woods Visit THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

BEND IN THE ROAD, a new musical comedy, is an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF) 2013 Next Link Project. The shows stars, Martin Vidnovic and Alison Woods, recently caught a performance of the world's longest-running musical THE FANTASTICKS at the Snapple Theater Center. Both have strong ties to the show as Martin starred as Bellomy in this current revival and he played El Gallo in the original Sullivan Street Playhouse production in the 1970s. And Alison was selected by director Jason Alexander to play the leading role of Luisa in his all-star production of THE FANTASTICKS at Reprise with Eric McCormack and Lucas Grabeel. Scroll down for photos of the stars backstage! (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Celebrates 54th Anniversary Today
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2013

THE FANTASTICKS, the world's longest running musical, will celebrate its 54th anniversary today, May 3, just as producers Al Parinello and Catherine Russell announce plans for a major celebration when the musical performs its record breaking 20,000th performance, on September 15, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE IMMIGRANT at Seven Angels Offers Storytelling at Its Best
by Lauren Yarger - Apr 09, 2013

Subtitled 'An American Musical,' it is in the truest sense the story of striving for the American Dream. Haskell (Max Bisantz) arrives in the small town of Hamilton, in Central Texas shortly after the turn of the century, pushing a banana cart and unable to speak English. Wary at first of the stranger, who also turns out to be a Jew, Milton and Ima (Paul Blankenship and Sarah Knapp) take him in. Milton, the town's banker, partners with Haskell to help build his business, which eventually turns into a dry goods store. When Haskell finally saves enough to bring his wife, Leah (Rita Markova), over from Russia, the friendship is tested, however. Haskell no longer is the observant Jew she married. The new country has changed him. He doesn't wear his hat, keep a Kosher home or observe the Sabbath any more. (more...)

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