Wayne Mathis News

ACOUSTIC SPACE, Yudelka Heyer & More Among Winners at 25th Season of Strawberry One Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Van Dirk Fisher, founder of the Riant Theatre, announces the winners of the Strawberry One-Act Festival's 25th Season, which was held February 13 - 23 and had over 25 one-act and full-length plays and films competing for awards at the Theatre at St. Clement's at 423 West 46th Street. (more...)

Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival Now Playing Through 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival's 25th Season from February 13 - 23 at the Theatre at St. Clement's at 423 West 46th Street kicks off with tales about post-Katrina New Orleans, a spiritual awakening in the New Mexico desert and a hangover between friends. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON - Crude, Rude, Offensive, and Sold Out
by Jimmy Ferraro - Nov 16, 2013

The electricity in Carol Morsani Hall, at the Straz Center in Tampa, for the opening performance of the National Tour of 'THE BOOK OF MORMON', was the closest I have experienced here, to the excitement of a Broadway opening night yet! The SOLD-OUT house was simply percolating, in anticipation of the 9 time Tony Award winning musical's Tampa debut. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BOOK OF MORMON Writes the Book on Getting Away with Lewd Comedy
by Jeff Davis - Oct 04, 2013

At the end of the first act of The Book of Mormon, now playing Austin's Bass Concert Hall for a two week run, I thought to myself, 'This is the most distasteful, crude, offensive, and subversive musical I've ever seen, and I'm loving every minute of it.' When I went out to the lobby, it was clear that the audience agreed. Everyone was smiling and wiping away tears of laughter as they quoted some of the best lines so far. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, John Treacy Egan and Conrad John Schuck Join Cast of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT on 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

The producers of the hit musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT have just announced that Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, John Treacy Egan and Conrad John Schuck will join the production on Friday, March 29th in the roles of Billie Bendix, Chief Berry and Senator Max Evergreen (respectively). Kelli O'Hara, Stanley Wayne Mathis and Terry Beaver played their final performance on Sunday, March 24th. (more...)

Official: Jessie Mueller Will Star in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Beginning 4/2; Matthew Broderick Extends Through 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

The producers of the Tony-winning hit musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT have announced that two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick has extended his run in the production and will now perform through June 15th. His co-star four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara will play her final performance on March 31st. Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller will join the show in the role of 'Billie Bendix' on April 2nd. (more...)

Brad Oscar to Join Cast of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT on 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2013

The producers of the Tony-winning hit musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT have announced that Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar will perform the role of ‘Cookie McGee' beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, January 8th during Michael McGrath's two month leave of absence. This reunites Mr. Oscar with Matthew Broderick for the first time since they starred together in the original cast of The Producers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Blythe Danner Returns To Broadway in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2012

Emmy and Tony Award winner Blythe Danner has joined the cast of Nice Work If You Can Get It for 12 weeks only beginning today, December 18th and continuing through March 10th. Ms. Danner assumes the role of Millicent Winter, the mother of Matthew Broderick's character Jimmy Winter. The role was originated on Broadway by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons, who played her final performance on Sunday, December 16. Check out photos of Danner in action below! (more...)

Blythe Danner Joins the Cast of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

Emmy and Tony Award winner Blythe Danner will join the cast of Nice Work If You Can Get It for 12 weeks only beginning today, December 18th and continuing through March 10th. Ms. Danner will assume the role of Millicent Winter, the mother of Matthew Broderick's character Jimmy Winter. The role was originated on Broadway by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons, who played her final performance on Sunday, December 16. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NICE WORK's Broderick & O'Hara Perform in Macy's Parade!
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2012

America's favorite holiday tradition, the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, returns to dazzle and enchant millions nationwide today, Thursday, November 22. The festivities will showcase performances from different Broadway companies. Check out Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara and the cast of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT as they perform 'Lady be Good' and 'S Wonderful'! (more...)

Blythe Danner Joins Cast of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2012

The producers of the Tony Award winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT are pleased to announce that Emmy and Tony Award winner Blythe Danner will join the production for 12 weeks only beginning Tuesday, December 18th and continuing through March 10th. Ms. Danner will assume the role of Millicent Winter, the mother of Matthew Broderick's character Jimmy Winter. The role is currently played by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons, who will play her final performance on Sunday, December 16. (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Offers Post-Hurricane Rush Special, 10/31-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2012

The producers of the Tony Award winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT have announced a special post-hurricane rush ticket offer for performances on Wednesday, October 31, Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage at the Imperial with the Cast of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2012

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, stars two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick and four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara. The production is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall and is now playing at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Check out what it's like backstage at the Imperial, with the special behind the scenes video below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Celebrates 200th Performance
by Walter McBride - Oct 18, 2012

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, stars two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick and four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara. The production is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall and is now playing at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). The show just celebrated its 200th performance, and you can check out full photo coverage from the celebration below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Celebrates 200th Performance
by Walter McBride - Oct 17, 2012

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, stars two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick and four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara. The production is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall and is now playing at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). The show just celebrated its 200th performance, and you can check out photos from the celebration below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Stephanie Martignetti of Broadway's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT - Cookies, Lingerie & Joe Torre!
by Guest Blogger: Steph Martignetti - Sep 26, 2012

Saturday was quite an eventful day at "Nice Work"! I walked into the girls' dressing room to what looked like Christmas morning. Kelli O'Hara brought up a giant bag filled with dresses she didn't want anymore. We had a ball trying on all the clothes and almost everyone ended up bringing something home! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Sept 22 - Telly Leung's First ALLEGIANCE SIP, NEWSIES and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! Today's photos feature a first intermission pic from ALLEGIANCE after its first matinee, a throwback of NEWSIES' Andrew Keenan-Bolger, NEWSIES recreating an iconic scene from the Titanic film, a poetic Max von Essen of EVITA and the cast of CHAPLIN celebrating Jenn Collela's birthday. Plus, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, BRING IT ON, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, MARY POPPINS, THE BOOK OF MORMON, Pioneer Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS in Utah, CHICAGO, SWEET CHARITY at the John W. Engeman Theatre and more! (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Cast Album to Get 9/25 Release; Track List Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2012

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for the Tony-winning new musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT will be available for digital download on Tuesday, September 25 and on CD Tuesday, October 30th. The album, released by Shout! Factory and distributed by Sony Music Distribution, is produced for records by six-time Grammy® nominee Robert Sher, David Chase & Tony Award nominee Bill Elliott. (more...)

Photo Flash: Elaine Stritch, Faith Prince, Tonya Pinkins and More at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2012

It was a starry week at 54 BELOW with performances from Faith Prince and Jason Graae, Maurice Hines and Tonya Pinkins. Among the celebrities who came out for their opening night performances were Elaine Stritch, S. Epatha Merkerson, La Chanze, Liiliane Montevecchi, Donna McKechnie, Ron Raines, Nona Hendryx, Andre de Shields, Adriane Lenox, Jeanine Tesori, Phillip Boykin, Jeff Calhoun, Mary Rodgers, George C. Wolfe, George Faison, Billy Porter, Brenda Braxton, Adrian Bailey, Mark Nadler, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Charles Randolph-Wright and Julie Budd. Check out photos from the events below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's 'Floyd', Jeff Schecter
by Stage Tube - Aug 08, 2012

Young Hollywood (hosted by Lesley Robins) went backstage to Broadway's production of the classic Gershwin musical NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT with Jeff Schecter, who plays Floyd. This behind-the-scenes peek looks at the show, its costume department, fun props and more. Plus, Schecter reveals what it's like to work with Matthew Broderick and what it was like taking over as the understudy for the Tony Award-winning role of Cookie, played by star Michael McGrath. Check out the video below! (more...)

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