Ryan Silverman News

Classic Stage Company to Host FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL Showcasing Caryl Churchill, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present its popular First Look Festival, a series of one-night only staged readings, this year focusing on the remarkable work of playwright Caryl Churchill, whose plays have provoked, captivated and astounded audiences since she burst onto the scene in the late 1960s. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn & More Set for CSC's Annual MUSICAL MASTERWORKS Gala, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present its 2014 Annual Gala, MUSICAL MASTERWORKS, Monday evening, May 12 at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel (145 West 44th Street). Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle will helm an evening of memorable numbers from iconic American musicals-a rich and vital heritage that CSC has begun to explore with last season's critically-acclaimed production of Passion and the upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 19th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 19, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Passion,' 'Road Show' and 'Into The Woods' celebrate Sondheim's birthday, 'Dessa Rose' and 'Rent' rake in the reviews, Black Ensemble and Bailiwick announce spring shows, new musicals from Writers Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare, plus Ravinia and Court plan summers 2014 and 2015 and more.... (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO's New Billy Flynn, Elvis Stojko, Greets Fans at Stage Door
by Walter McBride - Mar 18, 2014

The company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical Chicago just welcomed two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion figure skater Elvis Stojko in his Broadway stage debut. Stojko assumes the role of 'that silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom,' slick criminal lawyer Billy Flynn, for eight performances only through Sunday, March 23 at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Stojko at the stage door with fans below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Elvis Stojko Makes Broadway Debut in CHICAGO
by Walter McBride - Mar 18, 2014

The company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical Chicago just welcomed two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion figure skater Elvis Stojko in his Broadway stage debut. Stojko assumes the role of 'that silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom,' slick criminal lawyer Billy Flynn, for eight performances only through Sunday, March 23 at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). BroadwayWorld brings you phtos from his first curtain call below! (more...)

BLAME CANADA! with LES MIS Cast Members, Jarrod Spector & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Broadway's Ryan Silverman & Nikki Renee Daniels Join Detroit Symphony in Salute to Mad Men Era Program
by Anton Anderssen - Mar 15, 2014

Broadway stars Ryan Silverman and Nikki Renee Daniels joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Friday in its most recent pops program, 'The Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era.' The program was created and conducted by Maestro Steven Reineke, Music Director of the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Performances run through March 16. (more...)

Cliff Saunders Set to Host BLAME CANADA! Concert at 54 Below, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Final casting has been announced for BLAME CANADA!, an evening featuring the best in Canadian musical theatre happening at 54 BELOW on Monday, March 17 at 9:30pm. Cliff Saunders, who currently stars as Thenardier in the revival of Les Miserables on Broadway, hosts the evening that celebrates the launch of the newly formed Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective (CMTWC). (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, Peter Sarsgaard as HAMLET and More Set for Classic Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, today announced plans for its 2014/2015 Season. The upcoming season for the esteemed off-Broadway company begins in October with Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle. ALLEGRO marks the second installment of CSC's Musical Theater Initiative, which launched last year with the company's hugely-successful production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion, directed by Doyle. Considered one of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein II's most personal and groundbreaking works, ALLEGRO was their third collaboration and first premiered on Broadway in 1947. (more...)

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert, Jeff Daniels, Judy Kaye, Beth Leavel & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

This March, April and May at 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Ship of Dreams: A Look Back at TITANIC: THE MUSICAL Concert at Avery Fisher Hall with Michael Cerveris, Brian d'Arcy James & More!
by Walter McBride - Feb 18, 2014

Last night, the Tony Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical was performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, featuring almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra. The production was directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. BroadwayWorld was on the scene to capture all of magic inside the 'Ship of Dreams' - check out photos from the concert, featuring Michael Cerveris, Brian d'Arcy James, David Garrison, and more! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 14, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix. Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a reunion performance by the cast of Frozen, rehearsals with the cast of TITANIC, a first look at The Old Globe's THE WINTER'S TALE, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of TITANIC: THE MUSICAL Concert
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2014

Rehearsals are in full swing and in just one week the TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Tickets are selling fast for this once-off concert performance, which features almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, all Directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. The company met the press yesterday and you can check out photos of the company below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sail On! In Rehearsal with Brian d'Arcy James, Jill Paice & the Cast of TITANIC
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2014

Rehearsals are in full swing and in just one week the TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Tickets are selling fast for this once-off concert performance, which features almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, all Directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. The company met the press yesterday and you can check out photos from the special performance preview below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 1st Annual Davenport Songwriting Contest - All the Performances!
by Stage Tube - Feb 06, 2014

Broadway Producer Ken Davenport and Davenport Theatrical just presented the first annual Davenport Songwriting Contest. 10 songs competed for the title of 'Best Song' and a $500 Grand Prize. The contest was held at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036) on January 30th, 2014. Click below and continue through the playlist to watch all the performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: Madeline Myers Wins First Annual Davenport Songwriting Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Broadway Producer Ken Davenport and Davenport Theatrical presented the first annual Davenport Songwriting Contest! 10 songs competed for the title of 'Best Song' and a $500 Grand Prize. All finalists received a cash prize of $50. The evening was hosted by Rock Audition Guru, Sheri Sanders (Rock The Audition). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Brian Stokes Mitchell & Ryan Silverman to Lead Kennedy Center's CAMELOT Concert on 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

For its 22nd annual Spring Gala, the Kennedy Center will salute the more than 13 year tenure of Kennedy Center president Michael M. Kaiser with Camelot in Concert on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The famed 1960 musical features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner with music by Frederick Loewe and this semi-staged concert version will be adapted, directed and choreographed by Tony AwardŽ nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The concert staging will be accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director James Moore. With this concert, Camelot makes its Kennedy Center debut. One of the co-chairs of the 2014 Spring Gala will be Laysha Ward, President, Target Community Relations. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison, Sutton Foster & More Featured in NY Pops' 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

On October 24, 2014, The New York Pops - a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality - will launch its 32nd season, a series at Carnegie Hall celebrating the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons. Music Director Steven Reineke - described by The New York Times as a "polished, welcoming host" who is "young and vigorous, with a playful attitude" - will lead the orchestra in a highly anticipated concert season, including an opening celebration of The Beatles featuring the Finnish ensemble Rajaton; a festive holiday concert featuring Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison; a solo evening with Broadway leading lady Sutton Foster; and a tribute to Frank Sinatra by four of today's finest entertainers - Tony DeSare, Storm Large, Frankie Moreno and Ryan Silverman. (more...)

Davenport Songwriting Contest Set for this Week, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Broadway Producer Ken Davenport (author of the popular blog, The Producer's Perspective) & Davenport Theatrical present the first annual Davenport Songwriting Contest! 10 songs will compete for the title of 'Best Song' and a $500 Grand Prize. All finalists will receive a cash prize of $50. The evening will be hosted by Rock Audition Guru, Sheri Sanders (Rock The Audition). Singers include Hannah Elless (Somewhere In Time, Godspell, The Other Josh Cohen), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Craig Waletzko (Guys & Dolls, Young Frankenstein), and Mary Kate Morrissey (Hair). (more...)

F. Murray Abraham, Mary Testa and More Set for Classic Stage Company's BRECHT FEST, 2/3 & 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present BRECHT FEST, a special series exploring the songs, poetry and stories of Bertolt Brecht, to be presented on Monday, February 3 and Monday, February 10 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). CSC is currently presenting Brecht's A MAN'S A MAN, directed by Brian Kulick and with a new score and new songs by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik, continuing the company's exploration of the works of Brecht, which began in 2011 with the sold-out production of Galileo and was followed by last season's The Caucasian Chalk Circle. (more...)

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