Sheri Sanders News

Musical Theatre Factory's First Summer Season to Feature Workshops, Showcases & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack and Managing Director Danny Abosch, announces the opening of a new midtown black box rehearsal and performance space with a full summer season dedicated to the development of new musical theatre. Musical Theatre Factory operates as a volunteer-based cooperative of artists and arts administrators committed to a process of peer evaluation and the cultivation of new work, free from the pressures of critical or commercial success. (more...)

Bart Shatto, Sheri Sanders, Kelly Briggs & More Set for Surflight Theatre's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Surflight Theatre, has announced initial casting for its 65th Anniversary Season with the musicals Jekyll & Hyde,Fiddler on the Roof, and Monty Python's SPAMALOT (more...)

BroadwaySpotted's Next Big Star Competition Finalists Sing Live at Davenport Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

After a national online search, the votes have been tallied and the top 10 finalists for BroadwaySpotted's Next Big Star have been announced. The 10 finalists will compete for the title of BroadwaySpotted's Next Big Star live at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street New York, NY 10036) tonight, May 22nd, 2014 at 7PM. The winner will be determined by a panel of industry judges and popular audience vote. Industry judges include Tony Award winning Producer Ken Davenport (Kinky Boots, Godspell), casting director Cesar Rocha (C.S.A, Telsey + Company), composer/lyricist Georgia Stitt (This Ordinary Today), and acclaimed NYC voice teacher Robert Sussuma; rock audition guru Sheri Sanders (Rock The Audition) will host the evening. (more...)

BroadwaySpotted's Next Big Star Competition Finalists to Sing Live at Davenport Theatre, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

After a national online search, the votes have been tallied and the top 10 finalists for BroadwaySpotted's Next Big Star have been announced. The 10 finalists will compete for the title of BroadwaySpotted's Next Big Star live at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street New York, NY 10036) Thursday May 22nd, 2014 at 7PM. The winner will be determined by a panel of industry judges and popular audience vote. Industry judges include Tony Award winning Producer Ken Davenport (Kinky Boots, Godspell), casting director Cesar Rocha (C.S.A, Telsey + Company), composer/lyricist Georgia Stitt (This Ordinary Thursday), and acclaimed NYC voice teacher Robert Sussuma; rock audition guru Sheri Sanders (Rock The Audition) will host the evening. (more...)

The Skivvies, Daisy Eagan, Lillias White & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 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...)

Drew Gasparini, Julia Mattison & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Tal Yardeni to Bring A NIGHT OF FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE to 54 Below, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Singer TAL YARDENI brings her powerhouse voice to Broadway's Supper Club 54 BELOW for the special one-night-only concert event, 'A Night of Florence and the Machine,' on Monday, April 28, 2014. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

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

Photo Flash: Shakina Brings ONE WOMAN SHOW to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Following a sold-out premiere at Joe's Pub last December, Shakina made her 54 Below debut with ONE WOMAN SHOW: A Work In Progress on Feb. 20, recounting in song and story the exploits and misadventures that led to her gender transition. A story of surviving the 90s and creating a new life in a new millennium, the OC Weekly calls Shakina 'a bona fide standout,' and VICE magazine says, 'nothing will stop her in becoming who she is.' Check out a look back 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...)

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...)

Kean Department of Theatre to Host Rock Musical Audition Workshop, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Kean University's Department of Theatre will host a Rock Musical Audition Workshop with actress Sheri Sanders, author of Rock the Audition: How to Prepare For and Get Cast in Rock Musicals, and Meg Zervoulis, music director for Kean's upcoming production of In The Heights, this Saturday, December 7th from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The workshop will take place in the Little Theatre, located in Kean's University Center at 1000 Morris Avenue. Admission is $25.00 for the general public, and free for current Kean students with I.D. Those wishing to participate in (rather than observe) the master class are asked to prepare a 16-32 bar selection of a rock song in one of the following styles: Motown, '70s folk/rock, disco, '80s pop/rock, contemporary pop/rock, or "faeries" (Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainwright, etc.). (more...)

ROCK THE AUDITION's Sheri Sanders Visits SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

In Episode 202, Joel B. New sat down with Sheri Sanders, a Rock Musical Repertoire Coach, a private audition coach, and the woman behind ROCK THE AUDITION, a musical theatre masterclass that has been taught all across the country. (more...)

SOMETHING NEW: VOLUME I Now Available on Noisetrade
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

'Something New: Volume I' is a collection of 17 songs that premiered on the first season of SOMETHING NEW, the popular musical theatre podcast produced, written, and hosted by award-winning songwriter Joel B. New (www.joelbnew.com). The album is available for free on Noisetrade.com. All tip proceeds go to the Human Rights Campaign. (more...)

Sheri Sanders Set for Series of Shows at American Theatre of Actors, Begin. 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2013

Producers Kenny Metzger and Kristin Morris have partnered with Sanders to bring this brand new concert to life September 25th through October 2nd in New York at the American Theatre of Actors at 314 W. 54th St. Tickets are available online at www.sherisandersinconcert.eventbrite.com (more...)

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek, Stafford Arima & More Take Part in NEW GENERATION OF MUSICAL THEATRE Panel Discussion
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 09, 2013

There's a new generation of musical theater mavericks taking New York City by storm. The days of the standard musical are waning and the genres as you know them are bending into exciting hybrids. From rock music to interactive productions and quirky subject matter, these pioneers are breaking the barriers of the traditional musical by creating original productions that vibrate with today's savvy and diverse audience. Just last night, SAG Foundation & Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation presented The New Generation of Musical Theatre- a special panel discussion at Baruch Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Blog: Q. Smith Transcendence Theatre Co's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Orientation
by Guest Blogger: Q. Smith - Jul 03, 2013

Day one- we had an orientation of Jack London State Park, which is where Transcendence Theatre Co. is housed during their summer performances. Everyone showed up with smiles on their faces ready to do whatever was necessary to get the job done. We circled up, as Artistic Director Amy Miller read inspiring quotes to gear us up for the journey ahead. (more...)

Carrie Manolakos, Nili Bassman, Q Smith and More Set for Transcendence Theatre's FLY ME TO THE MOON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Transcendence Theatre's Broadway Under The Stars in Jack London State Park opens tonight, June 28th with the first concert of the summer season entitled Fly Me To The Moon. (more...)

Carrie Manolakos, Nili Bassman, Q Smith and More Set for Transcendence Theatre's FLY ME TO THE MOON, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

Transcendence Theatre's Broadway Under The Stars in Jack London State Park opens on June 28th with the first concert of the summer season entitled Fly Me To The Moon. (more...)

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