Ross Lekites News

Cast of YANK! to Reunite for CD Launch at York Theatre, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The York Theatre Company will welcome cast members of the original Off-Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical, Yank!, with book & lyrics by David Zellnik and music by Joe Zellnik, to celebrate the official release of the cast recording on Monday evening, February 24 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The celebration will be held on stage at The York Theatre, where Yank! received its world premiere and played a sold-out engagement in Spring 2010. (more...)

David Pittsinger, Heather Botts & More to Star in Riverside Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

As Riverside's celebrated 40th Anniversary Season continues, the full cast of the theatre's premier production of South Pacific is complete and joins the previously announced casting of Opera star David Pittsinger as Emile de Becque. South Pacific performs on the Stark Stage from February 18 - March 9, 2014 and is sponsored by our Patron Producers. (more...)

BWW Critic's Choices: Maine Best of 2013
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Dec 26, 2013

Despite its location far, far north, and its relatively sparse population compared to cultural capitals, Maine boasts a rich regional theatre climate. There are quite a few thriving, adventurous, permanent professional companies, as well as an excellent contingent of community theatres. This year offered a wealth of exciting choices. Here is my personal list for 2013, grouped by theatre company and show: (more...)

George Gershwin Tribute to Open State Theatre's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

The State Theatre opens up the 2014 schedule in a big way as Broadway Comes to the State with a Tribute to George Gershwin on Saturday, January 11th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Ross Lekites, Carly Evan Hughes and More in Highlights of Ogunquit's WEST SIDE STORY
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2013

West Side Story, one of the greatest love stories of all time, is currently running at the Ogunquit Playhouse stage through September 28. This all new production of the timeless classic, helmed by Broadway veteran director BT McNicholl, mesmerizes audiences of all ages from the first note to the final breath. With a set designed exclusively for the Ogunquit Playhouse by Michael Schweikardt, an extraordinary cast and an iconic score soaring throughout, theatre goers will fall in love with West Side Story all over again. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Ross Lekites, Carly Evan Hughes and More in Highlights of Ogunquit's WEST SIDE STORY
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2013

West Side Story, one of the greatest love stories of all time, is currently running at the Ogunquit Playhouse stage through September 28. This all new production of the timeless classic, helmed by Broadway veteran director BT McNicholl, mesmerizes audiences of all ages from the first note to the final breath. With a set designed exclusively for the Ogunquit Playhouse by Michael Schweikardt, an extraordinary cast and an iconic score soaring throughout, theatre goers will fall in love with West Side Story all over again. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ogunquit Playhouse Mounts Muscular and Thrilling WEST SIDE STORY
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Sep 08, 2013

?The Ogunquit Playhouse's revival of the legendary Bernstein-Sondheim-Laurents-Robbins classic, West Side Story, which opened September 5th pulsates with muscular energy and wrenching pathos. It is a production which makes the essence of the original creators palpable at the same time that it takes a fresh, vibrant - and, yes - touchingly relevant look at the material. Moreover, the Ogunquit West Side Story, directed by BT McNicholl and choreographed by Jeffry Denman forges a thrilling bond between stage and audience in the immediacy of the action and emotion. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ross Lekites, Carly Evan Hughes and More in Ogunquit's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

West Side Story, one of the greatest love stories of all time, is currently running at the Ogunquit Playhouse stage through September 28. This all new production of the timeless classic, helmed by Broadway veteran director BT McNicholl, mesmerizes audiences of all ages from the first note to the final breath. With a set designed exclusively for the Ogunquit Playhouse by Michael Schweikardt, an extraordinary cast and an iconic score soaring throughout, theatre goers will fall in love with West Side Story all over again. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY to Open 9/4 at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

West Side Story, one of the greatest love stories of all time, opens on the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 4 through September 28. This all new production of the timeless classic, helmed by Broadway veteran director BT McNicholl, mesmerizes audiences of all ages from the first note to the final breath. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features beloved American musical theatre classics including "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere." With a set designed exclusively for the Ogunquit Playhouse by Michael Schweikardt, an extraordinary cast and an iconic score soaring throughout, theatre goers will fall in love with West Side Story all over again. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Goodspeed Scores Good Fun with GOOD NEWS to Field 50th
by Lauren Yarger - May 05, 2013

It's a simple tale, mostly predictable, but somehow perfect for the Goodspeed stage. It's light, fun and lends itself to big dance numbers and colorful costumes (Tracy Christensen, design), though nothing just smacks of the '20s, interestingly. (more...)

Photo Flash: Beth Glover, Mark Zimmerman and More in Goodspeed's GOOD NEWS! After Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of the classic musical Good News!. This high spirited musical comedy will run from April 12 - June 22 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Good News! will be sponsored by Liberty Bank and Updike, Kelley & Spellacy. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2013] BroadwayWorld has a first look at the first performance show party. Check them out below! (more...)

Beth Glover, Mark Zimmerman and More Featured in Goodspeed's GOOD NEWS! - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of the classic musical Good News!. This high spirited musical comedy will run from April 12 - June 22 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Good News! will be sponsored by Liberty Bank and Updike, Kelley & Spellacy. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2013] (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Balestra and DiLenge Tied - 12/18!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Renato Balestra and Louise DiLenge Tied for the Lead - 12/10!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 03, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 26, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/19!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 19, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Nov 17 - CHAPLIN Preps for Turkey Day, First SIPs from EDWIN DROOD, GIANT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! Today's photos feature the cast of CHAPLIN doing a pre-Thanksgiving workout, first SIPs from THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, GIANT at The Public and GOLDEN BOY, plus photos from EVITA, NEWSIES, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE BOOK OF MORMON, SCANDALOUS, WICKED, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, BRING IT ON, ELF, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, the national tours of WAR HORSE, JERSEY BOYS, ANYTHING GOES, PETER PAN, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR and a slew of regional shows. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Spirited Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Peabody Opera House
by Chris Gibson - Nov 13, 2012

The Rockettes celebrate 85 years of high kicks with the charming and colorful RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. It's an evening filled with holiday spirit and it's fit for the entire family. This yuletide extravaganza is currently playing the Peabody Opera House through November 17, 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WEST SIDE STORY National Tour Lip-Syncs 'Call Me Maybe'
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2012

The cast of the Broadway First National Tour of West Side Story put together a fun lip-sync video of the pop hit 'Call Me Maybe' by Carly Rae Jepsen. BroadwayWorld brings you the spoof below, featuring the cast backstage and more! (more...)

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