Roger Bart News

Roger Bart, Lainie Kazan, Steven Weber and More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at El Portal Theatre, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Actors & Others for Animals presents a unique theater experience, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, featuring Roger Bart, Mindy Cohn, Florence Henderson, Lainie Kazan, Laraine Newman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Steven Weber, Fred Willard and A&O President, JoAnne Worley, on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the El Portal Theatre. (more...)

Tim Bagley Replaces Roger Bart in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at Feinstein's at the Nikko This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Due to a scheduling conflict, Roger Bart will no longer be performing in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at Feinstein's at the Nikko on September 20 & 21. Acclaimed character actor, Tim Bagley ("Will and Grace," "Monk," "Knocked Up," "Web Therapy"), will be joining the cast. (more...)

Director Jamie Lloyd Leaves BACK TO THE FUTURE Musical; Show's West End Debut Delayed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that director Jamie Lloyd has 'amicably' left the team of the new BACK TO THE FUTURE musical adaptation, just before the show was set to begin workshops in Los Angeles and London. Lloyd and Bob Gale -- screenwriter for the three BACK TO THE FUTURE films -- 'disagreed over the production's direction.' (more...)

Disney Channel Original Movie HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BOY Premieres to 4.6 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Friday, August 15 (8:00 p.m.) premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie 'How to Build a Better Boy,' headlined by Disney Channel and Disney XD sitcom stars China Anne McClain ('A.N.T. Farm') and Kelli Berglund ('Lab Rats'), delivered 4.6 million Total Viewers, ranking as Friday's #1 cable TV telecast and the #1 TV telecast among Kids 2-11 (2.5 million/6.2 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.9 million/8.2 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.7 million/7.1 rating). (more...)

Casting Roundup: Ed Harris, Malin Akerman, and More in New Films
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Entertainment Weekly, brought a whole roundup of casting news this week, featuring big name stars, indie films, and more. (more...)

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Hits One Out of the Park with National Anthem Performance!
by Stage Tube - Aug 04, 2014

Jeremy Jordan, currently starring in A.R.T.'s FINDING NEVERLAND, wowed the crowd at Boston's Fenway Park on Sunday, August 3rd with his rendition of the National Anthem. (more...)

Roger Bart, Fred Willard & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

New York's 2009 Drama Desk Award winner CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is coming to San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko (222 Mason Street) for two performances only - Saturday, September 20 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 21 (7 p.m.). Tickets for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY range in price from $35 - $50 and available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/18/14 - Elaine Stritch, Fire Island, Zach Braff, DROP DEAD PERFECT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 18, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Acclaimed choreographers Jerry Mitchell and Larry Keigwin co-host the 2014 Fire Island Dance Festival, Zach Braff's WISH I WAS HERE hits the big screen, a starry production of CATS opens in Pittsburgh, iLUMINATE marks one year, and DROP DEAD PERFECT opens off-Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

Roger Bart to Play 'Doc Brown' in BACK TO THE FUTURE Musical Workshop?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

According to a Tweet by Baz Bamigboye, theatre columnist for the Daily Mail, there is a rumor floating around that Roger Bart will play 'Doc Brown' in the upcoming workshop of the new BACK TO THE FUTURE musical by Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

BWW Reviews: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Should Delight Beck Audiences, But...
by Roy Berko - Jul 14, 2014

On a November Saturday afternoon in 2007, I anxiously entered the Hilton Theatre in New York. I love exaggerated, well-conceived and performed farce. I was going to see 'Young Frankenstein' by the king of farce and parody, Mel Brooks. Yes, 'Young Frankenstein,' officially known as 'The New Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein,' was the Broadway follow-up to 'The Producers,' by the comedy madman and his writing sidekick, Thomas Meehan. (more...)

China Anne McClain & Kelli Berglund to Star in Disney Channel Comedy HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BOY
by TV News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Recording artist China Anne McClain (Hollywood Records' McCLAIN and Disney Channel's 'A.N.T. Farm') and Kelli Berglund (Disney XD's 'Lab Rats') star as tech whizzes who computer-program the perfect boy and in the process trigger a national incident in 'How to Build a Better Boy' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/13- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2014

Today in 1999, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown closed at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 149 performances. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. The revival cast featured Anthony Rapp as Charlie Brown, Kristin Chenoweth as Sally and Roger Bart as Snoopy. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/13/14 - BUYER & CELLAR, Queen Margherita, Sandra Oh, MERMAID at TUTS & Father's Day!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 13, 2014

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: On this lovely Father's Day weekend, BUYER & CELLAR celebrates 400 performances off-Broadway, Lesli Margherita addresses her subjects at 54 Below tonight, Sandra Oh, known to most as 'Cristina Yang' from GREY'S ANATOMY, stars in DEATH AND THE MAIDEN in Chicago, and Jessica Grove leads a starry cast in THE LITTLE MERMAID in Houston! (more...)

Roger Bart Backs Out of FINDING NEVERLAND, Michael McGrath Takes His Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The cast for the upcoming Broadway musical, Finding Neverland, has begun rehearsals; but, according to Deadline, Roger Bart has backed out of the production. He was set to play Charles Frohman, an American theatre producer from the turn of the century nineteenth century. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly & Josh Lamon Share Funny FINDING NEVERLAND Rehearsal Video
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 11, 2014

Popular stage and screen crossover stars Jeremy Jordan and Laura Michelle Kelly were announced earlier today as the headliners of the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the hit PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND and the pair have been spotted on social media sharing a few selfies. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TONY Award Party - Barbara Cook, Florence Henderson, Constantine Maroulis and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

There may not have been 76 trombones, but Florence Henderson and Constantine Maroulis did excellent impersonations of librarian Marian Paroo and Harold Hill of 'The Music Man' fame, as they lead a 28 piece marching Broadway band into the Skirball Cultural Center in the new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall to begin an evening of co-hosting for the Actors Fund's 18th Annual Tony Awards® Party. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Taylor Swift & Alicia Keys Will Likely Join Hudson on FINDING NEVERLAND Concept Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Hudson, along with Alica Keys and Taylor Swift, will most likely be involved in a 'Finding Neverland' concept album, set to be released shortly before the show comes to Broadway. (more...)

Sterling's Upstairs to Celebrate 8th Anniversary this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

Sterling's Upstairs - housed at popular LA hot spot The Federal in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District - has not only been described by the Los Angeles Times as "LA's cabaret destination;" but was just cited by LA Weekly as one of Los Angeles's top five supper clubs, With an arsenal of similar accolades from LA based media, Sterling's Upstairs celebrates its eight-year anniversary this month with Broadway performers Maura Hanlon Smith (June 9), Sandy Bainum (June 22) and Bernard Dotson (June 29-June 30). Kritzerland Records' Nobody Does it Better... The songs of Dorothy Fields kicked off the month-long celebration on June 1st featuring Tara Browne, Cynthia Ferrer, Zachary Ford, Kim Huber, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman, Sarah Staitman, Robert Yacko and Special Guest... Broadway's Kerry O'Malley. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND's Jeremy Jordan Will Not Perform on TONYS; Hudson Performance Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

BWW has now received offiial confirmation that while Jordan will not appear on Sunday night's broadcast, Jennifer Hudson will perform a song from the upcoming musical. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson Will Perform Song from FINDING NEVERLAND at the Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Earlier today, The New York Post's Michael Riedel reported that the highly anticipated new musical FINDING NEVERLAND, which tells the story of J.M. Barrie and the creation of 'Peter Pan,' has received a coveted performance slot in this Sunday's Tony Awards, to be broadcast live on CBS. Now, Jennifer Hudson has just announced via Twitter that she will sing from the new musical. She writes: 'So excited ! I'll be performing a song from the upcoming musical Finding Neverland @TheTonyAwards ! Tune in this Sun at 8/7c. #TonyAwards' (more...)

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