Stephen Sorokoff News

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with the Cast of FABULOUS! THE QUEEN OF NEW MUSICAL COMEDIES
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 21, 2014

After receiving popular acclaim from a limited sold-out off-off Broadway run last season, Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies a high seas musical romp will tap into the newly built Write Act Repertory Theatre at the Times Square Arts Center (300 West 43rd Street) opening Monday, September 8th (7:30PM) with previews beginning Saturday, August 23rd (3PM). Produced by Roy Nevans, John Lant and FABCO Productions in association with Write Act Repertory and Tamra Pica, Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies features a book and lyrics by Dan Derby, music by Michael Rheault and is directed by Rick Hamilton with choreography byMary Lauren along with musical direction by Mr. Rheault. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway's Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Death of Robin Williams
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

Mr. Page generously and immediately responded to our request and composed the moving essay that follows, which also includes his personal reflections on last week's tragic death of Robin Williams. (more...)

Carrying the Banner - NEWSIES' Road to Broadway!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! All this week we're bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES 'paper route' -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' POOR BEHAVIOR
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 18, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Jamie deRoy and Barry Feirstein, present the New York premiere of Poor Behavior, a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Mauritius, The Understudy, creator of NBC's 'Smash'). Poor Behavior plays a limited engagement through September 7 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you phtoos from opening night below! (more...)

MetroStar Top 5 to Begin Two-Week Finale on Monday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

On Monday, in one of the most competitive MetroStar competitions to date, five finalists were selected to move on to the two-week finals of the 7th annual MetroStar Talent Challenge. The five finalists, who will go head-to-head the next two Mondays, August 18 and 25, are Joanna Morton Gary, Lindsey Holloway, Leah Jennings, David LaMarr and Kristoffer Lowe. The Top 5, narrowed down from a group of nine semifinalists, are the last singers singing from an initial pool of 48 when the 8-week competition began on July 7. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Company's DANCING LESSONS with Paige Davis & John Cariani Opens
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 14, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the world premiere of Dancing Lessons, the new romantic comedy by playwright and BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain from August 7 - 24. The production officially opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene to bring you complete photo coverage! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway Bring HERE COME THE CALLAWAYS to Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 12, 2014

Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway brought their show Here Come The Callaways to Barrington Stage Company last night and Broadwayworld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Brings A SUMMER EVENING to Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 11, 2014

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer brought "A Summer Evening with Michael Feinstein" to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington MA. last night and Broadwayworld was there for the concert. The sold out performance featured Michael on piano, as well as music director/pianist and arranger Tedd Firth. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pia Zadora Brings PIA RELOADED to Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 07, 2014

Internationally beloved and iconic entertainer Pia Zadora is back and better than ever, wooing fans with a brand new musical revue celebrating her extraordinary career and life! Pia Reloaded is currently playing at the Metropolitan Room in a five-show engagement! The next shows are Aug 9th & 10th at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Conducter Steven Reineke Weds Eric Gabbard in Star-Studded Ceremony
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 05, 2014

Leonard Bernstein titled a book 'The Joy Of Music'. The first time I attended a New York Pops concert with Steven Reineke at the helm that's the first thing I thought of. By the time the last note was played I realized the Pops new music director was much more than that. Steven also represents The Joy Of Life. Then, Steven met Eric, an equivalently matched person with whom to travel on life's journey. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Plays Barrington Stage Company!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 29, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, kicked off the 2014 Summer Concert Series with Tony Award-winner Tommy Tune in Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 28- August 3, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 27, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week, including: Under the Covers, The Lady with the Torch, Dare to Dream, A Taylor Swift Love Story, and Freestyle Love Supreme. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gabrielle Stravelli Plays The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 23, 2014

Gabrielle Stravelli - the acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist called 'ingenious' by The Wall Street Journal and known from her tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd Street Y and her long-running Soho jazz brunch - is in the midst an exclusive two week engagement at The Metropolitan Room and broadwayworld was there (more...)

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA's Paige Faure and Nancy Opel Vist Backstage with Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 23, 2014

Paige Faure and Nancy Opel, new cast members of the Broadway show Cinderella, will visit Backstage with Peter Ledonne this Sunday on AM 970 The Answer. Long time theatrical Ad Man Peter LeDonne is now a New York radio host. Jamie deRoy, the programs night life correspondent will provide listeners with all the information they need to know about what's going on in New York City's live entertainment scene. Backstage airs every Sunday from 12 noon to 1 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin Plays Helsinki Hudson with Billy Stritch
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 20, 2014

Linda Lavin had a triumphant return engagement at Helsinki on Broadway last night. With her music director Billy Stritch, Linda played to a sold out Helsinki Hudson crowd. Joining Linda was husband Steve Bakunas on drums, Tom Hubbard on bass, Ron Afif on guitar and special guest, Jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein. Jim Caruso was Linda's special surprise for the Hudson audience. BroadwayWorld was there for this special one night only concert. (more...)

Christopher Durang Stars in His Own Play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Opening Tonight at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Playwright Christopher Durang - who won his first Tony Award in 2013 for his comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE on Broadway - will make his debut in the role of Vanya when the play is presented at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main St) in New Hope, PA, from tonight, July 17, to August 10. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Richard Maltby, Jr. Visits Backstage with Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 16, 2014

Richard Maltby, Jr. will be this Sundays guest on Backstage with Peter LaDonne. Backstage can be heard every Sunday on 970 AM from 12 to 1 PM. Jamie deRoy, Peter's night life correspondent will as usual give her report on what's happening in New York City Cabarets and Theaters. Check out photos from their appearance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sondra Lee Visits Gas Lamp Academy of Performing Arts' PETER PAN
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 16, 2014

Broadway and television actress, Sondra Lee, made a special trip to Glen Ridge to have a talkback with the cast of Gas Lamp Academy of Performing Arts's Peter Pan on Tuesday, July 15. Sondra Lee originated the role of Tiger Lilly in the 1954 Broadway production of Peter Pan as well as the 1955, 1956 and 1960 television broadcasts of Peter Pan working along side the incomparable Mary Martin. (more...)

Photo Coverage: KT Sullivan Plays MR. FINN'S CABARET at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 14, 2014

Continuing it's highly successful cabaret season, Barrington Stages, Mr. Finn's Cabaret presented KT Sullivan this weekend. The cabaret which bears Tony Award winning Mr. Finn's name has been experiencing sold out performances for this summers Cabaret Series. William Finn is the Artistic Producer of BSC's Musical Theatre Lab. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Anita Gillette Visits Penny Fuller at A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 13, 2014

Anita Gillette visited her friend Penny Fuller, who is appearing in Berkshire Theatre Group's production of A Little Night Music at The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, MA. BroadwayWorld was there as well- check below for some photos from backstage! (more...)

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