Shea Sullivan News

Constantine Maroulis, Lea Delaria, Kathy Najimy, Taran Killam & More Set for 24 HOUR MUSICALS on 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

A team of nearly 100 stars from Broadway, film, television, and music will cast, write, compose, direct, rehearse, tech, and perform four original musicals - all in the obscenely short time between an evening meet-and-greet on Sunday, April 6 and show time on Monday, April 7 at 8pm. The 24 Hour Company is teaming with the Exchange, an off-Broadway theater company, to create the sixth-ever 24 Hour Musicals. The event benefits the Exchange's summer retreat, The Orchard Project, which kick-starts innovative new theatrical work from around the world. (more...)

PAGEANT Sells Out, Adds Performance on February 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

The producers of PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL COMEDY BEAUTY CONTEST are pleased to announce that all originally scheduled performances on February 10, 17 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. are now completely sold out. Due to popular demand, one additional performance has been added on Monday, February 24 at 10:30 p.m. and tickets are available for purchase at www.PageantTheMusical.com. PAGEANT is playing at the Red Lacquer Club, home of Lucky Cheng's at 240 West 52nd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nick Cearley, Marty Thomas & More in PAGEANT!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL COMEDY BEAUTY CONTEST returns for the first time to the New York stage in more than twenty years. The show will run each Monday night in February, with performances continuing February 10, 17 and 24, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Red Lacquer Club, home of Lucky Cheng's - 240 West 52nd Street. The full cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'), Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia), Douglas Lyons(Beautiful), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki) and features Tony nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers; Big Fish) as the host. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

PAGEANT Begins Performances Tonight at Red Lacquer Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Performances begin tonight for PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL COMEDY BEAUTY CONTEST, which returns for the first time to the New York stage in more than twenty years. The performance tonight is now sold out and limited availability remains for the additional three performances on February 10, 17 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Lacquer Club, home of Lucky Cheng's - 240 West 52nd Street. CLICK HERE to watch a special behind-the-scenes video in the PAGEANT rehearsal room, created by one of the stars Frankie James Grande. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Rehearsals with the Cast of PAGEANT!
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2014

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL COMEDY BEAUTY CONTEST returns for the first time to the New York stage in more than twenty years. The show will run each Monday night in February, with performances on February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Red Lacquer Club, home of Lucky Cheng's - 240 West 52nd Street. The full cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'), Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia), Douglas Lyons(Beautiful), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki) and features Tony nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers; Big Fish) as the host. In the video below, go inside rehearsals with the cast! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of PAGEANT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL COMEDY BEAUTY CONTEST returns for the first time to the New York stage in more than twenty years. The show will run each Monday night in February, with performances on February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Red Lacquer Club, home of Lucky Cheng's - 240 West 52nd Street. The full cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'), Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia), Douglas Lyons(Beautiful), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki) and features Tony nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers; Big Fish) as the host. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Douglas Lyons, Alex Ringler & More Join PAGEANT; Rehearsals Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Rehearsals begin today and full casting is confirmed for PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL COMEDY BEAUTY CONTEST, which returns for the first time to the New York stage in more than twenty years. The show will run each Monday night in February, with performances on February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Red Lacquer Club, home of Lucky Cheng's - 240 West 52nd Street. (more...)

PAGEANT THE MUSICAL to Make NYC Return at Red Lacquer Club; Marty Thomas, Brad Oscar, Nick Cearley & More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

For the first time in more than twenty years, Pageant - The Musical returns to the New York stage. The show will run each Monday night in February, with performances of February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Red Lacquer Club, home of Lucky Cheng's - 240 West 52nd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell and More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud present the premiere of Donna McKechnie's new Talk/Variety show on Monday, December 9 at 7pm. Tony-winning choreographer/director Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) was Donna's Very Special Guest for the evening, with singers Nick Adams and Nikki MacCallum singing songs from Mitchell's hit shows. Donna and Jerry discussed life, love, careers and even ended the evening with a good, old-fashioned soft-shoe, after Mitchell demonstrated his most successful audition tune, 'I Love A Piano!' Scroll down for photos! (more...)

GYPSY OF THE YEAR Raises Over 4.3 Million for BC/EFA; KINKY BOOTS Leads in Fundraising
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The 25th anniversary celebration of GYPSY OF THE YEAR, the culmination of six weeks of extraordinary fundraising by 56 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring companies, raised an amazing $4,343,234 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Diana DeGarmo, Kate Flannery, Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque Set for JAWBREAKER: THE MUSICAL Reading, 9/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

MadBromance Productions announced today that final casting has been set for the 29-hour reading of JAWBREAKER: THE MUSICAL on Thursday, September 26thand Friday, September 27th at 3p.m. With a book by Darren Stein who wrote and directed the 1999 film, JAWBREAKER has music and lyrics by Jeff Thomson and Jordan Mann (Trails), choreography by Shea Sullivan (The Big Gay Musical), musical supervision by James Sampliner (Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer) and is directed by Gabriel Barre (The Wild Party). (more...)

Diana DeGarmo, Kate Flannery & More Set for JAWBREAKER Reading, 9/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

MadBromance Productions announced today that they will be hosting a 29-hour reading of JAWBREAKER: THE MUSICAL on September 26th and 27that 3p.m. With a book by Darren Stein who wrote and directed the 1999 film, JAWBREAKER has music and lyrics by Jeff Thomson and Jordan Mann(Trails), choreography by Shea Sullivan (The Big Gay Musical), musical direction by James Sampliner (Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer) and is directed by Gabriel Barre (The Wild Party). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Heartfelt Transgender Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT at Barrington Stage
by Larry Murray - Jul 25, 2013

In one of the most unusual musical stories since Sweeney Todd, we enter into the world of transgendered people living in the rural south and the lives they lead in a hostile environment. With country and bluegrass music the difficulties and challenges of becoming who you are is explored with both brutal honesty and tender understanding. (more...)

Annette O'Toole & Jeff McCarthy Leads Barrington Stage's SOUTHERN COMFORT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab (William Finn Artistic Producer) world premiere production of Southern Comfort, a new musical with book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, directed by Thomas Caruso (Associate Director of Broadway's Matilda). (more...)

Annette O'Toole & Jeff McCarthy to Lead Barrington Stage's SOUTHERN COMFORT, Begin. 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2013

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab (William Finn Artistic Producer) world premiere production of Southern Comfort, a new musical with book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, directed by Thomas Caruso (Associate Director of Broadway's Matilda). (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Awarded Nine Carbonells
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2013

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre brought home nine awards at the April 1 ceremony for the 37th annual Carbonell Awards, South Florida's equivalent of the Tony Awards. (more...)

2013 Carbonell Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The 2013 Carbonell Nominations have been announced. The Carbonell Awards is a not-for-profit organization and is funded by tax-deductible donations and award sponsorships. Opportunities to sponsor an award category and appear on stage to announce the winner are still available. (more...)

NYC Choreographer Shea Sullivan Choreographs Miss America 2013's Talent Routine
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

New York based Choreographer Shea Sullivan announced today that she choreographed the newly crowned Miss America's talent routine to James Brown's Get Up Off Of That Thing for competition. Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss America 2013, became the second tap dancer to ever be crowned Miss America in the pageant's 92-year history. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Majestic MUSIC MAN Marches into The Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by Michelle Petrucci - Dec 03, 2012

In this retelling of Meredith Wilson's 'The Music Man,' with early 20th century Midwest slang and an almost too quick gift-wrapped resolution, director Mark Martino and choreographer Shea Sullivan were able to successfully breathe new life into a script and score that, especially for younger audiences, could so easily remain stale. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN Begins 11/27 at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

The beloved family musical The Music Man performs November 27 through December 16 and this classic American musical takes audiences on a toe-tapping adventure with fast-talking salesman Professor Harold Hill, who convinces the townspeople of River City, Iowa that they need a band, instruments and uniforms. His plans to skip town with their money come to a crashing halt when he falls in love and has to face the music. (more...)

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