Tony Yazbeck, Will Blum & More Will Join Chris Dwan in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Belowby BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chris Dwan in 'Waste of Space' on Tuesday, September 6th 2016. With standout performances both on and off Broadway, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland, The Old Boy, Harmony) makes his Feinstein's/54 Below and New York City solo concert debut. Conceived by Chris Dwan and Will Blum, the concert event is a cerebral exploration of self discovery and the power of the imagination through the eyes of a boy on a journey beyond the cosmos. Will Van Dyke (Kinky Boots, RENT) music directs with special guests Hannah Corneau (Evita, Daddy Long Legs, Harmony) and Angela Travino (From Here to Eternity, South Pacific). The evening will include a wide range of musical genres including original material by Chris Dwan and Ross Baum and music from Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's Harmony as well as the Off-Broadway musical Peter & I, with a highly anticipated performance by RANGE a cappella (Hamilton [in 7 minutes], Nickelodeon, Kelly Clarkson's Piece by Piece tour). Additional special guests include Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town, Finding Neverland, Gypsy) Will Blum (School of Rock, The Book of Mormon) Will Taylor (BENT, A Chorus Line) and Max Chernin (Bright Star, Brooklynite). (more...)
The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnierby Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016
Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)
Photo Coverage: FINDING NEVERLAND Takes Final Bows Before Flying Away on Tour!by Jennifer Broski - Aug 22, 2016
Broadway'sFinding Neverland, the magical story of how Peter became Pan, has forever departed the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), sailing off for a First National U.S. Tour and forthcoming 2017 West End production. Finding Neverland opened on Broadway on April 15, 2015 and played 33 previews and 565 performances. (more...)
Tony Award Winner LaChanze set for Trent Armand Kendall Broadway Download 8/24by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016
Rhonda LaChanze Sapp, better known by her stage name LaChanze (Creole: the charmed one), taken from her grandmother, was born in St Augustine, Florida.
Grew up in Connecticut, her parents nurtured her love for performing by enrolling her in high schools for the performing arts.
After high school, LaChanze studied Drama at Morgan State University, before transferring to the University of the Arts, she studied Theatre and Dance. Her first Summer job was as a tap dancer in the ensemble of out of town tryout of 'Uptown...It's Hot!.' She made her Broadway debut in the same show in 1986. (more...)
BWW Flashback: FINDING NEVERLAND Flies Away from Broadway Today!by Marissa Sblendorio - Aug 21, 2016
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, after a year and a half of performances, Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND will play its final performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater today, August 21, 2016. The production will have played 33 previews and 565 performances and will transfer to London's West End to open in the spring of 2017. (more...)
The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollumby Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016
On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)
FINDING NEVERLAND Enters Final Weeks on Broadway Before Flying Away on Tourby BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016
As previously announced, Broadway's Finding Neverland, the magical story of how Peter became Pan, will soon be leaving the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), sailing off August 21, 2016 for a First National U.S. Tour and forthcoming 2017 West End production. (more...)
Photo Flash: FINDING NEVERLAND Dedicates Matinee to Fan's Memoryby BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016
This Saturday, August 6th, Keri Flaccomio attended a matinee of FINDING NEVERLAND with her best friend named Jessica Leva, who recently lost her fiance Zack to T-cell lymphoma, which was likely caused by the medication he was taking for his Crohn's disease. After hearing Keri's story, FINDING NEVRLAND decided to dedicate Saturday's matinee to Zack's memory. Star Tony Yazbeck made a speech at the end of the show, and Keri, Jessica and their family had a chance to meet the rest of the cast backstage. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
Tony Yazbeck Replaces Joshua Henry with the New York Pops at Feinstein's/54 Belowby BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016
On September 19, 2016, The New York Pops will return to Feinstein's/54 Below in Manhattan, NY, for a cabaret performance starring Tony nominees Montego Glover and Tony Yazbeck. Yazbeck replaces the previously announced Joshua Henry. (more...)
Stars, Date Set for 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' Foster Kids Benefit This Fallby BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016
Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd-annual Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids concert on Monday, September 12th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. This special event, presented by Beachbody.com, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, brings together the brightest stars of stage and screen to raise awareness about the plight of kids in foster care, particularly those aged 13 to 21 whom many consider "unadoptable" because of their age. (more...)
Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/6/2016by - Aug 6, 2016
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/6/2016.
BWW's On This Day - August 6, 2016by - Aug 6, 2016
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
Montego Glover & Harbor Lights Theater Directors Set for BROADWAY DOWNLOADby Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 1, 2016
Broadway Download, the live, weekly digital radio show, is set to welcome Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover as well as the company directors of Staten Islands' Harbor Lights Theatre Company to its broadcast. (more...)
BWW's On This Day - July 24, 2016by - Jul 24, 2016
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/23/2016by - Jul 23, 2016
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/23/2016.
BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2016by - Jul 23, 2016
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016
Proceeds from the love anthem will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)
The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripleyby Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016
On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)
The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgeraldby Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016
On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)
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