Stephen Mitchell News

Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel, Rachel Potter & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 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...)

Karen Akers, Mandy Gonzalez, Jarrod Spector and More Set for LOST MOVIE THEMES at 54 Below, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

A treasure trove of amazing movie themes and songs that didn't reach the winners' circle on Oscar Night! 'Lost Movie Themes' is a celebration of the songwriters for whom it was an honor just to be nominated, interpreted by some of Broadway's most exciting talent. An evening of the unforgettable, the forgotten and the egregiously overlooked, filled with stories about the songs and the making of the movies themselves. (more...)

SHOWSTOPPERS: UPTUNE & A BALLAD Set for Laurie Beechman, 2/3 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

EMG Collective/Singers Forum presents two separate shows of SHOWSTOPPERS: UPTUNE & A BALLAD on Feb. 3 and 10 at 7 p.m. at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Not all performers appear on both nights. (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

NYFOS NEXT Series Opens With MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Tonight, January 28, 2014 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song opens the 2013-14 edition of its forward-looking NYFOS Next series with MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS. (more...)

NYFOS NEXT Series Opens With MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS, 1/28
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 02, 2014

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song opens the 2013-14 edition of its forward-looking NYFOS Next series with MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company Announces Its 2012-2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Today, Virginia Stage Company announced its 34th Season show lineup, including one as-yet-unnamed show. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER! Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 02, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! is directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! features David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (MR. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! also features 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! plays the Millburn, New Jersey theater through December 29. The official press opening was last night, December 1, 2013, and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

David Garrison, Betsy Morgan, John Treacy Egan, Ethan Haberfield and Tyler Moran Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER! Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will continue its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! will feature David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (MR. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! will also feature 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater from tonight, November 21 through December 29. The official press opening night is Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces New Holiday Commission by Composer/Librettist, Mark Adamo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Dallas Opera thrilled audience members at this evening's “Composing Conversation” at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, when Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny made the surprise announcement that Mark Adamo, one of America's most successful and accomplished composer-librettists has agreed to create a new holiday opera for the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

David Garrison, Betsy Morgan, John Treacy Egan, Ethan Haberfield and Tyler Moran to Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will continue its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! will feature David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (Mr. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! will also feature 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater from November 21 through December 29. The official press opening night is Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Actress Lauren Stanford Wins 2013 MetroStar Talent Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

The actress Lauren Stanford pulled off a dramatic win last night, as she became the 2013 MetroStar at the Metropolitan Room in New York. A Kansas City native with musical theatre credits, Stanford edged out her four co-finalists in tight scoring that belied how strong and evenly matched this year's MetroStar Talent Challenge Top 5 had become. (more...)

2013 MetroStar Talent Challenge Announces Top 5 Finalists; Set for 8/19 at the Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2013

After a highly competitive semi-final round of the 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' at The Metropolitan Room last night, five finalists were picked to move forward in the 7-week singers' competition. The five finalists, who will go head to head next Today, August 19, are Stephen Mitchell Brown, Venessa Diaz, Jason Morris, Tony Ponella and Lauren Stanford. (more...)

2013 MetroStar Talent Challenge Announces Top 5 Finalists; Set for 8/19 at the Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

After a highly competitive semi-final round of the 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' at The Metropolitan Room last night, five finalists were picked to move forward in the 7-week singers' competition. The five finalists, who will go head to head next Monday, August 19, are Stephen Mitchell Brown, Venessa Diaz, Jason Morris, Tony Ponella and Lauren Stanford. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DATE ME, DO ME, DUMP ME Spreads Spotlight Equally
by Paul Batterson - Jul 29, 2013

Nearly every person has experienced a bad date. But judging by the number of tales of woe shared July 27 at the Wall Street Nightclub, the cast of DATE ME, DO ME, DUMP ME has had experienced, and created, more than their fair share. (more...)

Chung Boon Kuan Shares Ancient Wisdom in LAO ZI PHILOSOPHY OF LIBERAL GOVERNMENT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Author and professor Chung Boon Kuan shares ancient wisdom with readers in search of an alternative to modern tenets in his comprehensive new nonfiction, 'Lao Zi Philosophy of Liberal Government' (published by Trafford Publishing). (more...)

BWW Flashback: 'Here's to the Night' - A Toast to JEKYLL & HYDE, Closing on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - May 12, 2013

The new Broadway production of JEKYLL & HYDE, starring Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox, plays its final performance today, May 12, 2013, after 15 previews and 30 regular performances at the Marquis Theatre. Direct from a 25-week national tour which launched in October 2012, JEKYLL & HYDE began previews on Broadway on April 5 and opened on April 18, 2013. The production was originally scheduled to run through June. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the musical's journey across the country and onto the Great White Way! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Constellation Theatre's GILGAMESH a Highlight of the Spring Theatre Scene in Washington, DC
by Andrew White - May 06, 2013

Audiences, prepare to be enthralled; Constellation Theatre's poetic staging of the ancient Sumerian epic “Gilgamesh” is an absolute delight for the eyes and ears. With its original poetic dialogue, its brilliant costuming and choreography, not to mention an original world-music score performed live, you have a truly fascinating evening in store for you. (more...)

Breaking News: JEKYLL & HYDE to Close on May 12 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2013

It was announced today that the new Broadway production of JEKYLL & HYDE -starring Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox - will play the final performance of its limited Broadway engagement on Sunday, May 12, 2013, after 15 previews and 30 regular performances at the Marquis Theatre.Direct from a 25-week national tour which launched in October 2012, JEKYLL & HYDE began previews on Broadway Friday, April 5, 2013 and opened on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (more...)

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