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Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Sing AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 22, 2014

Hosted by Ted Chapin and airing on New Jersey's public television NJTV, the American Songbook at NJPAC features live performances of America's finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Perfermors include Marilyn Maye, Tommy Tune, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, John Pizzarelli, Nellie McKay and Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana, with John Pizzarelli performing an entire show of songs by the great master himself, Johnny Mercer. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Celebrating BC/EFA's Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction - Visit It Today!
by Louisa Brady - Sep 21, 2014

One of Broadway's biggest days is just around the corner - the 29th annual Broadway Flea Market is to be held this Sunday, September 21st from 10:00am-7:00pm. To get everyone in the Flea Market spirit, we've compiled highlights of BroadwayWorld coverage spanning the last five years of the event! Scroll down to see five years of Flea Market history in pictures! (more...)

Playwright Chip Deffaa to Have Four NYC Runs This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Most playwrights would be happy to have one script of theirs produced in New York in a year. "Theater Boys"--which opens tomorrow, September 21st at the 13th Street Repertory Theater--is the third show by ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa to open this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Off-Broadway's STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Now in previews, the Off-Broadway's newest stage drama STALKING THE BOGEYMAN is set to officially open on Monday, September 29 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Check out a first look below! (more...)

13th Street Rep Launching THEATER BOYS Show and CD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

It's the biggest, most ambitious undertaking in years for the historic 13th Street Repertory Theater, at 50 West 13th Street, NYC. On September 21st, they'll be launching ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy "Theater Boys"-and also, during the run, the cast album for the show. (more...)

Marin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser are thrilled to welcome the addition of Broadway's beloved Marin Mazzie to the cast of GETTING TO KNOW YOU: An Enchanted Evening of Oscar Hammerstein II, the Saturday night benefit concert of the inaugural Oscar Hammerstein Festival. (more...)

Johnny Mercer Foundation to Sponsor AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) is expanding its support of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) by joining a group of prestigious sponsors for the second season of the well received American Songbook at NJPAC. Hosted by Ted Chapin and airing on New Jersey's public television NJTV, the series features live performances of America's finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7pm and Sunday, September 21 at 3pm. Slated to appear are Marilyn Maye, Tommy Tune, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, John Pizzarelli, Nellie McKay and Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana, with John Pizzarelli performing an entire show of songs by the great master himself, Johnny Mercer. (more...)

National YoungArts Foundation Launches 1st Annual YOUNGARTS AWARENESS DAY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

MIAMI, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, is celebrating YoungArts Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative to 'keep arts alive' today, Monday, September 8, 2014. Encouraging everyone who has a creative instinct to take part, YoungArts Awareness Day will feature pop-up performances and events in Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville and New York City, and invites artists across the country to create and share their own work or their artistic experiences via social media with the tags #keepartsalive, #youngarts and #youngartsawarenessday. (more...)

STALKING THE BOGEYMAN Begins Performances Off-Broadway 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Next Friday, September 12 marks the start of performances for the new stage drama STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.). The play's official Opening Night is set for Monday, September 29 at 8 p.m. (new curtain time). (more...)

American Songbook at NJPAC featuring Broadway All-Stars
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 05, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Santino Fontana, Karen Ziemba & More Join CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by Stage Tube - Sep 02, 2014

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography welcomed to its cast stars of stage & screen Gina Gershon &Mario Cantone (Sex and the City), Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway), Tony-nominated actor Santino Fontana (Act One, Cinderella), actress Lucy DeVito (star of HULU's 'Deadbeat' series) & Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel for its August show in NYC on Monday, August 18 at 7pm at Stage 72 (158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

Chloe Brooks, 17, Stars as FANNY BRICE at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Playwright Chip Deffaa says he never dreamed, when his musical play "One Night with Fanny Brice," first opened Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theater in the 2011-2012 season, that the starring role would someday be played by a teenager. Over the past three years, stars in their 30s, 40s, and 60s have played the show, which transferred in 2013 to the 13th Street Repertory Theater. Chloe Brooks, who now stars in the show, after previously serving as an understudy, is just 17. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN FESTIVAL, Beg. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser announce the launch of a musical theatre development program focusing on the importance of lyrics in the creation of new musicals: The Oscar Hammerstein Festival - named in honor of the master writer whose countless accomplishments during his illustrious career include having mentored a young Stephen Sondheim at Hammerstein's Bucks County farm -- is a year-long program that offers expert mentorship to early career composers and lyricists. The Oscar Hammerstein Festival will culminate in a weekend with musical theatre experts, artists, and enthusiasts and various events open to the general public. The Festival will launch September 26 - 28, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Two-Time Tony Nominee Laura Osnes Talks Masterclasses in Texas
by Katricia Lang - Aug 27, 2014

Laura Osnes is bringing her beauty, brains and talent to Texas - Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth respectively. In each city, she will teach a masterclass drawing on her wealth of experience as a Broadway actress and Tony Award Nominee. In this interview, she talks about what she's been taught and what she plans to teach. If she approaches this class with the same charming mixture of pragmatism and idealism that she approaches her career, you'd better sign up fast. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Roderick Hill, Erik Heger and More for Off-Broadway's STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Rehearsals are now underway for the Off-Broadway premiere of the new drama STALKING THE BOGEYMAN. Preview performances are set to begin on Friday, September 12 at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.), with an official Opening Night on Monday, September 29 (7 p.m.). BroadwayWorld has a look at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

#KeepArtsAlive With YoungArts Awareness Day on September 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, today announces YoungArts Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative to "keep arts alive" on Monday, September 8. Encouraging everyone who has a creative instinct to take part, YoungArts Awareness Day will feature pop-up performances and events in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City and invites artists across the country to create and share their own work, or their artistic experiences at museums and concerts via social media with the tags #keepartsalive, #youngarts and #youngartsawarenessday. (more...)

Interview with Moss Hart's son, Chris Hart
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 22, 2014


Photo Flash: CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Welcomes Karen Ziemba, Santino Fontana, Gina Gershon & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography welcomed to its cast stars of stage & screen Gina Gershon & Mario Cantone (Sex and the City), Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway), Tony-nominated actor Santino Fontana (Act One, Cinderella), actress Lucy DeVito (star of HULU's 'Deadbeat' series) & Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel for its August show in NYC on Monday, August 18 at 7pm at Stage 72 (158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Transport Group's Star-Studded THE MUSIC MAN Concert!
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2014

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more starred in Transport Group's concert presentation of THE MUSIC MAN last week. Hosted by Joe Iconis, the evening included 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey, original choreography by Jeffry Denman. Check out highlights below! (more...)

Roderick Hill, Erik Heger and More to Star in STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at New World Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Casting is now complete for the Off-Broadway premiere of the new stage drama STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.). Preview performances are set to begin on Friday, September 12, with an official Opening Night on Monday, September 29 (7 p.m.). (more...)

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