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Jane Alexander & Erika Henningsen Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's All-Star SHOW BOATJane Alexander & Erika Henningsen Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's All-Star SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced final principal cast members for its semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, November 5-8, 2014: Tony-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress Jane Alexander will portray Parthy, and Erika Henningsen will portray Kim. (more...)

Clocktower Players to Host Opening Night Gala, 10/18Clocktower Players to Host Opening Night Gala, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Clocktower Players 2014-15 SEASON kicks off on Saturday, October 18th with a Sensational Opening Night Fundraising Gala: THE WIZ in concert. This highly-anticipated event benefits Clocktower Players and features TONY Award-winner Ann Duquesnay (Bring in Da' Noise, Bring in Da' Funk), Darlesia Cearcy (Book of Mormon, The Color Purple), Terri Klausner (Evita, Sophisticated Ladies), NaTasha Yvette Williams (The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, The Color Purple), Guy Fortt (The Color Purple, The Devil Wears Prada) and Ty Stephens (Sophisticated Ladies, Marilyn, An American Fable) along with the Rivertowns Clocktower troupers and Emmy-award winner Jon Scott. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Alli Mauzey, Christoper Fitzgerald & More Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT; Will be Filmed for Live From Lincoln Center!Norm Lewis, Alli Mauzey, Christoper Fitzgerald & More Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT; Will be Filmed for Live From Lincoln Center!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced several additions to the cast of the semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, November 5-8, 2014: Tony-nominated actor Christopher Fitzgerald (who will portray Frank); Tony-nominated actor Norm Lewis, who appeared on Broadway as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess (Joe); Broadway performer Alli Mauzey (Ellie); Broadway and television performer Edward Watts (Steve); Emmy- nominated comedic stage and screen actor Fred Willard (Cap'n Andy); and Broadway performer NaTasha Yvette Williams (Queenie). (more...)

Only a Few Seats Left for LOUIS & ELLA, 7/15Only a Few Seats Left for LOUIS & ELLA, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Onemoe Music & Palm Beach Performing Arts Center present a 75 minute V.I.P. Concert of a the new musical celebrating the lives and legacies of two beloved American Icons: Louis & Ella. The concert will take place on July 15. Doors open at 5pm. (more...)

VIP Concert Performance of LOUIS-AND-ELLA Set for The Cutting Room, 7/15VIP Concert Performance of LOUIS-AND-ELLA Set for The Cutting Room, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

On Tuesday, July 15, Onemoe Music & Palm Beach Performing Arts Center will present a 75 minutes VIP Concert performance of LOUIS-AND-ELLA!, by Trent Armand Kendall (award winning writer & star of Picture Incomplete), Music Direction / Arrangements by David Snyder (Mr. Confidential, Plaid Tidings, Forever Plaid) and Direction /Choreography by Jeff Whiting (Associate/Resident Director for Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish and Tony Nominated The Scottsboro Boys). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of the 2014  New York Musical Theatre Festival!Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 8, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) just launched its 2014 season, featuring such stars as Lillias White, J. Robert Spencer, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jennifer Simard, Robin De Jesus, and more.NYMF exists to revitalize musical theatre culture by discovering and promoting new musical theatre artists, producers and projects; nurturing a vibrant and innovative artistic community; and connecting one of America's greatest art forms with a diverse, contemporary audience. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2014 Preview with Lena Hall, J. Robert Spencer, Robin De Jesus & More!Photo Flash: Inside the New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2014 Preview with Lena Hall, J. Robert Spencer, Robin De Jesus & More!
by Walter McBride - Jul 5, 2014

Earlier this week, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (running July 7 - 27) presented a special preview of the 2014 featuring musical selections from: Mr. Confidential, The Gig, Valueville, Somewhere With You, Clinton, WikiMusical, Bayonets of Angst, Academia Nuts, Mother Jones and the Children's Crusade. Below, BroadwayWorld take you insid ethe special preview, which featured Lena Hall, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, J. Robert Spencer, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Robin De Jesus and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party for THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party for THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 25, 2014

Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series just took on THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014 featuring such performers as Aladdin star Adam Jacobs, Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan, All Shook Up), Cheryl Freeman (Tommy, The Civil War), NaTashaYvette Williams (A Night with Janis Joplin), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Oliver Award-nominee Kyle Scatliffe (The Scottsboro Boys, currently in LES MISERABLES), Morgan James (Motown The Musical), Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Jeannette I. Bayardelle (Hair),Mindy Wallace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Mark Stuart (Mark Stuart Dance Theatre), Drama Desk-nominee Jeremy Morse, Christine Aranda, Nightlife Award-winner William Blake and many more. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014- The WomenPhoto Coverage: Inside THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014- The Women
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 25, 2014

Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series just took on THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014 featuring such performers as Aladdin star Adam Jacobs, Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan, All Shook Up), Cheryl Freeman (Tommy, The Civil War), NaTashaYvette Williams (A Night with Janis Joplin), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Oliver Award-nominee Kyle Scatliffe (The Scottsboro Boys, currently in LES MISERABLES), Morgan James (Motown The Musical), Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Jeannette I. Bayardelle (Hair),Mindy Wallace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Mark Stuart (Mark Stuart Dance Theatre), Drama Desk-nominee Jeremy Morse, Christine Aranda, Nightlife Award-winner William Blake and many more. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the ladies in action! (more...)

Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series Continues Tonight with Songs from NEWSIES, FALSETTOS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, RAGTIME and MoreTown Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series Continues Tonight with Songs from NEWSIES, FALSETTOS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, RAGTIME and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series tonight, June 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014 has added to its cast Aladdin star Adam Jacobs, Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan, All Shook Up), Cheryl Freeman (Tommy, The Civil War), NaTasha Yvette Williams (A Night with Janis Joplin), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Oliver Award-nominee Kyle Scatliffe (The Scottsboro Boys, currently in LES MISERABLES), Morgan James (Motown The Musical), Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Jeannette I. Bayardelle (Hair), Mindy Wallace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Mark Stuart (Mark Stuart Dance Theatre), Drama Desk-nominee Jeremy Morse, Christine Aranda, and Nightlife Award-winner William Blake. (more...)

ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Tony Nominee Chad Kimball & More   Added to Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series, 6/23ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Tony Nominee Chad Kimball & More Added to Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014 has added to its cast Aladdinstar Adam Jacobs, Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan, All Shook Up), Cheryl Freeman (Tommy, The Civil War), NaTasha Yvette Williams (A Night with Janis Joplin), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Oliver Award-nominee Kyle Scatliffe (The Scottsboro Boys, currently in Les Miserables), Morgan James (Motown The Musical), Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Jeannette I. Bayardelle (Hair), Mindy Wallace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Mark Stuart (Mark Stuart Dance Theatre), Drama Desk-nominee Jeremy Morse, Christine Aranda, and Nightlife Award-winner William Blake. (more...)

Donna Lynne Champlin to Make Directorial Debut with VALUEVILLE at NYMF, 7/7-13Donna Lynne Champlin to Make Directorial Debut with VALUEVILLE at NYMF, 7/7-13
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

ValueVille, the musical about one man's hellish experience working the night-shift at a giant superstore -- where nothing is what it seems, is an official selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project (NYMF), and starts on July 7th at PTC Performance Space. ValueVille is one of the 10 plays chosen from among the over 250 submissions to this year's festival. (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall's New 'Jazzical' LOUIS-AND-ELLA! Set for Reading TodayTrent Armand Kendall's New 'Jazzical' LOUIS-AND-ELLA! Set for Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

LOUIS-AND-ELLA!, a new jazzical by Trent Armand Kendall reunites The Architect of Jazz and The First Lady of Song for one magical night and will receive a developmental table reading today, April 24th in a donated studio from The Actors Fund. (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall's New 'Jazzical' LOUIS-AND-ELLA! Set for Reading, 4/24Trent Armand Kendall's New 'Jazzical' LOUIS-AND-ELLA! Set for Reading, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

LOUIS-AND-ELLA!, a new jazzical by Trent Armand Kendall reunites The Architect of Jazz and The First Lady of Song for one magical night and will receive a developmental table reading Thursday, April 24th in a donated studio from The Actors Fund. (more...)

Isaiah Johnson and Stephanie Umoh Star in THE MUSIC MAN: IN CONCERT at Two River Theater and NJPAC, Beg. TonightIsaiah Johnson and Stephanie Umoh Star in THE MUSIC MAN: IN CONCERT at Two River Theater and NJPAC, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (President and CEO John Schreiber) and Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst) announced today the full cast of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, a concert version of the classic Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Robert O'Hara, with music direction by Kenny J. Seymour. America's favorite musical about big brass bands and small-town spirit will be performed by an African-American cast. The River City, Iowa setting will be based on historical accounts of black communities established during the Great Migration as former slaves moved across the U.S. following the Civil War. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Natasha Yvette Williams & More to Honor Linda Twine at Stage 72, 3/10Brandon Victor Dixon, Natasha Yvette Williams & More to Honor Linda Twine at Stage 72, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Some of Broadway's brightest stars will join host Colman Domingo (Tony nominee THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, PASSING STRANGE) in a tribute to the beloved Broadway music director Linda Twine - who has served as music director for numerous shows including THE COLOR PURPLE, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, BIG RIVER and A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD - at the first-ever SINGERS ALWAYS DELIVER concert on Monday, March 10 at 7 pm at Stage 72 (158 W. 72 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Isaiah Johnson and Stephanie Umoh to Star in THE MUSIC MAN: IN CONCERT at Two River Theater and NJPAC; Full Cast Announced!Isaiah Johnson and Stephanie Umoh to Star in THE MUSIC MAN: IN CONCERT at Two River Theater and NJPAC; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (President and CEO John Schreiber) and Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst) announced today the full cast of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, a concert version of the classic Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Robert O'Hara, with music direction by Kenny J. Seymour. America's favorite musical about big brass bands and small-town spirit will be performed by an African-American cast. The River City, Iowa setting will be based on historical accounts of black communities established during the Great Migration as former slaves moved across the U.S. following the Civil War. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Closes on Broadway TodayA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin plays its final performance tonight, Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre. The show has played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances since beginning previews on Friday, September 20 and opening on Thursday, October 10. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Play Final Broadway Performance at Lyceum Theatre on Feb. 9A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Play Final Broadway Performance at Lyceum Theatre on Feb. 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin will play its final performance on Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). On that date, the show will have played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

Breaking News: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Leave Lyceum Theatre in February to Make Room for THE REALISTIC JONESBreaking News: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Leave Lyceum Theatre in February to Make Room for THE REALISTIC JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will play its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) this February (exact date will be announced shortly), prior to moving to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

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