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PIECE OF MY HEART Headed to Broadway in Spring 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

It looks like Broadway may have another jukebox musical opening next spring. According to Deadline.com, the children of Bert Berns, songwriting contemporary of Carole King, Gerry Goffin, and many other '60s artists, are pushing to have, PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY, the Off-Broadway bio musical about their father, taken to the Great White Way. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 2 at Highline Ballroom, Featuring Robin de Jesus, Kacie Sheik, Nic Rouleau & More
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2014

Twenty-Somethings 2, an evening spotlighting the work of songwriters Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil, and Zoe Sarnak, was held Aug. 18 at the Highline Ballroom. Tony nominee Robin de Jesus, Kacie Sheik and Nic Rouleau were among the performers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cissy Houston Visits PIECE OF MY HEART Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, began previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, 2014, with an official opening night on July 21, 2014. Cissy Houston (Whitney Houston's mother) visited PIECE OF MY HEART off-Broadway last night, September 3. Scroll down for photos of her with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Robin de Jesus, Laura Dreyfuss, Jason Gotay and More Set for TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 2 Concert at Highline Ballroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Twenty-Somethings 2, a concert featuring the music of songwriters Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil and Zoe Sarnak, will be held tonight, August 18 at the Highline Ballroom. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- CINDERELLA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 13, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Perez Hilton Visits Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the crowd-pleasing new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, recently extended its current run two extra weeks, and play its final performance on Sunday, September 14. The rock musical began performances on June 25, and officially opened on Monday, July 21, 2014. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, direction and choreography by Denis Jones, and featuring the stirring songbook of songwriter/producer Bert Berns, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, plays at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). Pop culture icon Perez Hilton just stopped by the show and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

Bert Berns Musical PIECE OF MY HEART Extends Off-Broadway Through 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Merged Work Productions and Jack Thomas announced today that Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the crowd-pleasing new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, will extend its current run two extra weeks, and play its final performance on Sunday, September 14. The rock musical began performances on June 25, and officially opened on Monday, July 21, 2014. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, direction and choreography by Denis Jones, and featuring the stirring songbook of songwriter/producer Bert Berns, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, plays at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

Kacie Sheik, Jason Gotay, Steel Burkhardt & More Join TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 2 Concert Line-Up at Highline Ballroom, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Additional Broadway performers have joined the line-up for Twenty-Somethings 2, a concert featuring the music of songwriters Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil and Zoe Sarnak, held on Aug. 18 at the Highline Ballroom. (more...)

In Performance Video: Watch PIECE OF MY HEART's de'Adre Aziza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features de'Adre Aziza of PIECE OF MY HEART, now playing at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/26-7/27/2014
by - Jul 27, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 27, 2014 - Sunday, July 27, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: PIECE OF MY HEART Company Rocks Out at BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of PIECE OF MY HEART, including: De'adre Aziza, Derrick Baskin, Bryan Fenkart, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer, Zak Resnick, Joseph Siravo, Teal Wicks, Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison, Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Jessica McRoberts, Ralph Meitzler, Harris Milgrim, Michael Milan, Heather Parcells, Gabrielle Ruiz, Amos Wolff, Mark Zeisler. Check out clips of their performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Casts of BULLETS, CINDERELLA, PHANTOM & More Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2014

This week's event is set to feature the casts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Jeremy Stolle, Jeremy Hays andMary Michael Patterson), PIECE OF MY HEART (De'adre Aziza, Derrick Baskin, Bryan Fenkart, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer, Zak Resnick, Joseph Siravo, Teal Wicks, Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison, Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Jessica McRoberts, Ralph Meitzler, Harris Milgrim, Michael Milan, Heather Parcells, Gabrielle Ruiz, Amos Wolff, Mark Zeisler ), CINDERELLA (Paige Faure, Joe Carroll, Nancy Opel, Jill Abramowtiz, Stephanie Gibson andLaura Irion), AVENUE Q (Darren Bluestone, Sala Iwamatsu, Jason Jacoby and Veronica Kuehn) and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Zach Braff, Clyde Alves, Preston Truman Boyd, Jim Borstelmann, Casey Garvin, Dan Horn, Andy Jones, Kevin Ligon, Kevin Worley, Nick Cordero, Betsy Wolfe). (more...)

Zach Braff, Betsy Wolfe, Nick Cordero & More to Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

This week's event is set to feature the casts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, PIECE OF MY HEART, CINDERELLA, AVENUE Q and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. Check back later for a complete list of scheduled performers! (more...)

BWW TV: PIECE OF MY HEART Company Celebrates Bert Berns on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas(Executive Producer), opened last night, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the festivities and you can check out what the full gang had to say after the curtain went down below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks, Leslie Kritzer & PIECE OF MY HEART Cast Celebrate Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - Jul 22, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), opened last night, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Zak Resnick Talks the Thrills of Sharing Bert Berns' Story in PIECE OF MY HEART!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 21, 2014

As previews were wrapping up last week, Resnick chatted with BroadwayWorld about the impending opening, what it's like playing such a complex character, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks and More Star in PIECE OF MY HEART, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), opens tonight, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Zak Resnick & More in PIECE OF MY HEART!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, is currently in previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks & More in PIECE OF MY HEART!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, is currently in previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Begins Performances Tomorrow at Signature Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, begins performances tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 25, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, direction and choreography by Denis Jones, and featuring the stirring songbook of songwriter/producer Bert Berns, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, plays at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

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