Cantone, Macchio, Doherty Lead A ROOM OF MY OWN Industry Reading 9/20Cantone, Macchio, Doherty Lead A ROOM OF MY OWN Industry Reading 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2010

On Monday, September 20th at 8:00pm, the Bleecker Street Theater Company will present a reading of Charles Messina's astoundingly hilarious new Broadway-bound comedy, 'A ROOM OF MY OWN' as part of that theater's Play Development Series. (more...)

Cantone, Macchio, Doherty Lead A ROOM OF MY OWN Industry Reading 9/20Cantone, Macchio, Doherty Lead A ROOM OF MY OWN Industry Reading 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2010

On Monday, September 20th at 8:00pm, the Bleecker Street Theater Company will present a reading of Charles Messina's astoundingly hilarious new Broadway-bound comedy, 'A ROOM OF MY OWN' as part of that theater's Play Development Series. (more...)

Joseph Calleja Brings BE MY LOVE: A TRIBUTE TO MARIO LANZA to City Winery, 10/11Joseph Calleja Brings BE MY LOVE: A TRIBUTE TO MARIO LANZA to City Winery, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2012

On the heels of his success at London's legendary Last Night of the BBC Proms this past weekend-which was broadcast live on television, radio, online, and in cinemas across the U.K.-Joseph Calleja, "arguably today's finest lyric tenor" (NPR), returns to the Big Apple on Thursday, October 11 to perform selections from his new Decca Classics recording, Be My Love: A Tribute to Mario Lanza, in a concert with orchestra at City Winery in downtown Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The POPS' Viva Philadelphia! Celebrates Philly's Italian Musical HeritageBWW Reviews: The POPS' Viva Philadelphia! Celebrates Philly's Italian Musical Heritage
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 16, 2013

Maestro Michael Krajewski, Poperazzi, and Philadelphia's own Eddie Bruce celebrate everything from Mario Lanza to The Four Seasons, with dashes of Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and Paganini, for the opening of the POPS season (more...)

Joseph Calleja Brings BE MY LOVE: A TRIBUTE TO MARIO LANZA to City Winery Tonight, 10/11Joseph Calleja Brings BE MY LOVE: A TRIBUTE TO MARIO LANZA to City Winery Tonight, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

On the heels of his success at London's legendary Last Night of the BBC Proms this past weekend-which was broadcast live on television, radio, online, and in cinemas across the U.K.-Joseph Calleja, "arguably today's finest lyric tenor" (NPR), returns to the Big Apple tonight, October 11 to perform selections from his new Decca Classics recording, Be My Love: A Tribute to Mario Lanza, in a concert with orchestra at City Winery in downtown Manhattan. (more...)

THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Opens At The Players Theatre 1/23/2010THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Opens At The Players Theatre 1/23/2010
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

'THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT' Andrew Goffman's shocking and hilarious tour-de-force-of-honesty will open Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street - btwn: West 3rd Street & Minetta Lane) on Saturday, January 23rd. (more...)

Geva Releases FIVE COURSE LOVE Original Off-Broadway Cast RecordingGeva Releases FIVE COURSE LOVE Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2009

In 2003 Geva Theatre Center presented a new musical by Gregg Coffin. Five Course Love had its world premiere in the Nextstage and was wildly popular. (more...)

Little Opera House Presents LANZA, 12/11-1/22Little Opera House Presents LANZA, 12/11-1/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2010

With a seven-movie Hollywood deal with MGM, million-selling recordings and hailed as 'the greatest voice of the twentieth century' and the 'new Caruso', handsome American tenor Mario Lanza appeared to have the world at his feet. But addictions to overeating and alcohol had a serious effect on his health, he was difficult and demanding with directors and co-stars, and he died of heart attack at aged just 38. (more...)

THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Opens At The Players Theatre 1/23/2010THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Opens At The Players Theatre 1/23/2010
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2009

'THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT' Andrew Goffman's shocking and hilarious tour-de-force-of-honesty will open Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street - btwn: West 3rd Street & Minetta Lane) on Saturday, January 23rd. (more...)

Wexford Opera House Announces Their Upcoming Shows And EventsWexford Opera House Announces Their Upcoming Shows And Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2010

Wexford Opera House is Ireland's first custom-built, multi-purpose opera house. The stunning landmark building is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Harbour town of Wexford and offers two diverse performance spaces, The John and Aileen O'Reilly Theatre and the Jerome Hynes Theatre. Click on the links to the right to read more about Wexford Opera House. (more...)

Wexford Opera House Announces Their Upcoming Shows And EventsWexford Opera House Announces Their Upcoming Shows And Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2010

Wexford Opera House is Ireland's first custom-built, multi-purpose opera house. The stunning landmark building is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Harbour town of Wexford and offers two diverse performance spaces, The John and Aileen O'Reilly Theatre and the Jerome Hynes Theatre. Click on the links to the right to read more about Wexford Opera House. (more...)

Cantone Leads 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE A BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS Reading 5/11Cantone Leads 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE A BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS Reading 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

MICHAEL RISPOLI ('Kick Ass'), MARIO CANTONE ('Sex and the City'), ROBERT CUCCIOLI ('Jekyll & Hyde') lead a star studded cast in a special industry reading of VINCENT GOGLIORMELLA & CHARLES MESSINA'S screenplay ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE A BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS on May 1 at 45 BLEECKER STREET (more...)

BTC Productions and Robert Nicotra Present MEN WITHOUT MYTH, Opens 6/3BTC Productions and Robert Nicotra Present MEN WITHOUT MYTH, Opens 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010

BTC Productions and Robert Nicotra are proud to present Men Without Myth: Three One Acts by Italian American Playwrights at the Theatre at 30th Street, from June 3 to June 13, 2010. In a world where there are social and financial pressures everyday, three artists who sacrificed security and the norm to pursue their passions, cross each other's path through kismet. (more...)

Cantone Leads 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE A BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS Reading 5/11Cantone Leads 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE A BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS Reading 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2010

MICHAEL RISPOLI ('Kick Ass'), MARIO CANTONE ('Sex and the City'), ROBERT CUCCIOLI ('Jekyll & Hyde') lead a star studded cast in a special industry reading of VINCENT GOGLIORMELLA & CHARLES MESSINA'S screenplay ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE A BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS on May 1 at 45 BLEECKER STREET (more...)

NahNotOutsideMyHouse Presents A Reading Of A ROOM OF MY OWNNahNotOutsideMyHouse Presents A Reading Of A ROOM OF MY OWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2009

NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions Inc. in association with Shortened Attention Span Theater and Producer Al Messina is proud to announce the World Premiere Staged Reading of Charles Messina's new play A Room of My Own at the The Players Theatre Main Stage. A Room of My Own is a comedy set in the late 1970s and revolves around one wacky Italian-American family living in a small tenement apartment in Greenwich Village. Headed by a conniving, thieving matriarch, a gambling addicted patriarch, and an uncle with a secret that everyone knows, The Morelli Clan of Thompson Street is one outrageous bunch. Their struggles with debt, poverty and a Nun who they welcome into their lives is seen through the eyes of little 10 year old Carlo Morelli, a would-be writer, whose vocabulary consist mainly of four letter words. Playwright/Director Messina is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed, off-Broadway hits Mercury, about the life of rocker Freddie Mercury, and Cirque Jacqueline, about former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He is also directing Richard Vetere's musical Be My Love, about the life of legendary tenor Mario Lanza, which is being produced by Sonny Grosso and Phil Ramone. The cast of A Room of My Own features Tony ?n Tina's Wedding stars Johnny Tammaro, Gina Ferranti, Chris DePierro, Gina Musumeci, and Carlo Rivieccio. Rounding out the stellar cast is Monica Arazi, who was last seen in John Guare's Cop Out and Talking Dog at The Gene Frankel Theater, and young John Barbieri, who starred in Messina's play Klepto last season at The Players. (more...)

Joe Franklin Attends A ROOM OF MY OWN For His Bday 3/9Joe Franklin Attends A ROOM OF MY OWN For His Bday 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2009

Legendary Late Night TV personality Joe Franklin was always one to do things his own way. So why should his birthday be any different. This year Franklin will be celebrating his birthday - what he is calling his 39th birthday! - by attending an invitation only, industry reading of Charles Messina's new play 'A Room of My Own' at the Players Theater in Greenwich Village. The play is being presented by NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions Inc. in association with Shortened Attention Span and producer Al Messina. (more...)

THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Extends Thru 12/18 at The Players TheatreTHE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Extends Thru 12/18 at The Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2010

After considerable critical and audience acclaim "THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT" Andrew Goffman's hilarious tour-de-force of honesty has been extended Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street - btwn: West 3rd Street & Minetta Lane) through Saturday, December 18th, 2010. (more...)

BWW Recap: It's a Tip of the Hat and a Wag of the Finger on THE MINDY PROJECTBWW Recap: It's a Tip of the Hat and a Wag of the Finger on THE MINDY PROJECT
by Jennifer McHugh - Mar 11, 2015

What happens when a devout Catholic boy from Staten Island has to confess to his Priest that not only is he living with his girlfriend, but they're having a baby? The answer is easy; the priest dies. Because that's how things go down on THE MINDY PROJECT. (more...)

BTC Productions and Robert Nicotra Present MEN WITHOUT MYTH, Opens 6/3BTC Productions and Robert Nicotra Present MEN WITHOUT MYTH, Opens 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2010

BTC Productions and Robert Nicotra are proud to present Men Without Myth: Three One Acts by Italian American Playwrights at the Theatre at 30th Street, from June 3 to June 13, 2010. In a world where there are social and financial pressures everyday, three artists who sacrificed security and the norm to pursue their passions, cross each other's path through kismet. (more...)

BTC Productions and Robert Nicotra Present MEN WITHOUT MYTH, Opens 6/3BTC Productions and Robert Nicotra Present MEN WITHOUT MYTH, Opens 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

BTC Productions and Robert Nicotra are proud to present Men Without Myth: Three One Acts by Italian American Playwrights at the Theatre at 30th Street, from June 3 to June 13, 2010. In a world where there are social and financial pressures everyday, three artists who sacrificed security and the norm to pursue their passions, cross each other's path through kismet. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature World PremieresAbingdon Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its 2015-2016 Season of new plays beginning this fall with the world premiere of CUT THROAT by JB Reich. Directed by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop (NEWSical The Musical, When Pigs Fly), CUT THROAT is set to begin previews October 2 at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Country Music Artist Easton Corbin Debuts New Song 'Let's Ride', Inspired by Ram TrucksCountry Music Artist Easton Corbin Debuts New Song 'Let's Ride', Inspired by Ram Trucks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Mercury Nashville recording artist Easton Corbin has partnered with Ram Trucks to debut a new song titled 'Let's Ride.' The song, inspired by Ram trucks, will be featured in commercials, music videos, on streaming music services, and an upcoming country music compilation album. (more...)

NahNotOutsideMyHouse Presents A Reading Of A ROOM OF MY OWNNahNotOutsideMyHouse Presents A Reading Of A ROOM OF MY OWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2009

NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions Inc. in association with Shortened Attention Span Theater and Producer Al Messina is proud to announce the World Premiere Staged Reading of Charles Messina's new play A Room of My Own at the The Players Theatre Main Stage. A Room of My Own is a comedy set in the late 1970s and revolves around one wacky Italian-American family living in a small tenement apartment in Greenwich Village. Headed by a conniving, thieving matriarch, a gambling addicted patriarch, and an uncle with a secret that everyone knows, The Morelli Clan of Thompson Street is one outrageous bunch. Their struggles with debt, poverty and a Nun who they welcome into their lives is seen through the eyes of little 10 year old Carlo Morelli, a would-be writer, whose vocabulary consist mainly of four letter words. Playwright/Director Messina is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed, off-Broadway hits Mercury, about the life of rocker Freddie Mercury, and Cirque Jacqueline, about former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He is also directing Richard Vetere's musical Be My Love, about the life of legendary tenor Mario Lanza, which is being produced by Sonny Grosso and Phil Ramone. The cast of A Room of My Own features Tony ?n Tina's Wedding stars Johnny Tammaro, Gina Ferranti, Chris DePierro, Gina Musumeci, and Carlo Rivieccio. Rounding out the stellar cast is Monica Arazi, who was last seen in John Guare's Cop Out and Talking Dog at The Gene Frankel Theater, and young John Barbieri, who starred in Messina's play Klepto last season at The Players. (more...)

THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Opens At The Players Theatre 1/23/2010THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Opens At The Players Theatre 1/23/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2010

'THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT' Andrew Goffman's shocking and hilarious tour-de-force-of-honesty will open Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street - btwn: West 3rd Street & Minetta Lane) on Saturday, January 23rd. (more...)

THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Opens At The Players Theatre 1/23/2010THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Opens At The Players Theatre 1/23/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2010

'THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT' Andrew Goffman's shocking and hilarious tour-de-force-of-honesty will open Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street - btwn: West 3rd Street & Minetta Lane) on Saturday, January 23rd. (more...)

Little Opera House Closes LANZA, 1/22Little Opera House Closes LANZA, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2011

With a seven-movie Hollywood deal with MGM, million-selling recordings and hailed as 'the greatest voice of the twentieth century' and the 'new Caruso', handsome American tenor Mario Lanza appeared to have the world at his feet. But addictions to overeating and alcohol had a serious effect on his health, he was difficult and demanding with directors and co-stars, and he died of heart attack at aged just 38. (more...)

Shortened Attention Span Hosts Reading Of THE FATMAN COMETH Shortened Attention Span Hosts Reading Of THE FATMAN COMETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

SHORTENED ATTENTION SPAN presents BY-INVITAION-ONLY INDUSTRY READING of THE PROVOCATIVE & HEART-BREAKING COMEDY "THE FATMAN COMETH" The Life and Death of Chris Farley (more...)

Shortened Attention Span Hosts Reading Of THE FATMAN COMETH, 2/28Shortened Attention Span Hosts Reading Of THE FATMAN COMETH, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

SHORTENED ATTENTION SPAN presents BY-INVITAION-ONLY INDUSTRY READING of THE PROVOCATIVE & HEART-BREAKING COMEDY "THE FATMAN COMETH" The Life and Death of Chris Farley (more...)

WBT Presents The Sicilian Tenors, 2/21WBT Presents The Sicilian Tenors, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2012

The Sicilian Tenors - Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio and Sam Vitale - will play their irst Time on the WBT Stage, February 21. (more...)

Joe Franklin Attends A ROOM OF MY OWN For His Bday 3/9Joe Franklin Attends A ROOM OF MY OWN For His Bday 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2009

Legendary Late Night TV personality Joe Franklin was always one to do things his own way. So why should his birthday be any different. This year Franklin will be celebrating his birthday - what he is calling his 39th birthday! - by attending an invitation only, industry reading of Charles Messina's new play 'A Room of My Own' at the Players Theater in Greenwich Village. The play is being presented by NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions Inc. in association with Shortened Attention Span and producer Al Messina. (more...)

WBT Presents The Sicilian Tenors, 2/21WBT Presents The Sicilian Tenors, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2012

The Sicilian Tenors - Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio and Sam Vitale - will play their irst Time on the WBT Stage, February 21. (more...)

Midwest New Musicals Presents MRS. MAGIMidwest New Musicals Presents MRS. MAGI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2011

Midwest New Musicals continues Words and Music, its concert reading series of original musicals, with MRS. MAGI by Charmaine Spencer and Karena Mendoza on Monday, December 19, at 7:30 pm at the Light Opera Works Second Stage at 1420 Maple (at Lake) in Evanston. (more...)

THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Opens At The Players Theatre 1/23/2010THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Opens At The Players Theatre 1/23/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2009

'THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT' Andrew Goffman's shocking and hilarious tour-de-force-of-honesty will open Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street - btwn: West 3rd Street & Minetta Lane) on Saturday, January 23rd. (more...)

Midwest New Musicals Presents MRS. MAGIMidwest New Musicals Presents MRS. MAGI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2011

Midwest New Musicals continues Words and Music, its concert reading series of original musicals, with MRS. MAGI by Charmaine Spencer and Karena Mendoza on Monday, December 19, at 7:30 pm at the Light Opera Works Second Stage at 1420 Maple (at Lake) in Evanston. (more...)

THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Extends Thru 12/18 at The Players TheatreTHE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Extends Thru 12/18 at The Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2010

After considerable critical and audience acclaim "THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT" Andrew Goffman's hilarious tour-de-force of honesty has been extended Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street - btwn: West 3rd Street & Minetta Lane) through Saturday, December 18th, 2010. (more...)

Giada Valenti Returns To NYC 12/14 For A Concert At Dicapo TheatreGiada Valenti Returns To NYC 12/14 For A Concert At Dicapo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

After a sold-out performance at the Hilton Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, Italian singer Giada Valenti, will return December 14th to New York for a concert at 8:30PM at the Dicapo Theatre, 184 East 76th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

Naughton and Woodward Join Cast of 'A HOLIDAY GARLAND'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2008

Two-time Tony Award winner James Naughton and Academy Award winner Joanne Woodward have joined the cast of ?A Holiday Garland? at Westport Country Playhouse (Joanne Woodward and Anne Keefe, artistic directors, Jodi Schoenbrun Carter, managing director). Staged December 13 ? 21, the production will feature holiday songs, funny stories, poignant readings, jokes and poems compiled to celebrate the season and enchant the family. Performances are Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 4 and 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. (more...)

Naughton and Woodward Join Cast of 'A HOLIDAY GARLAND' 12/13Naughton and Woodward Join Cast of 'A HOLIDAY GARLAND' 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2008

James Naughton and Joanne Woodward Join Cast of "A Holiday Garland"at Westport Country Playhouse. Two-time Tony Award winner James Naughton and Academy Award winner Joanne Woodward have joined the cast of "A Holiday Garland" at Westport Country Playhouse (Joanne Woodward and Anne Keefe, artistic directors, Jodi Schoenbrun Carter, managing director). Staged December 13 - 21, the production will feature holiday songs, funny stories, poignant readings, jokes and poems compiled to celebrate the season and enchant the family. Performances are Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 4 and 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. (more...)

Little Opera House Presents LANZA, 12/11-1/22Little Opera House Presents LANZA, 12/11-1/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2010

With a seven-movie Hollywood deal with MGM, million-selling recordings and hailed as 'the greatest voice of the twentieth century' and the 'new Caruso', handsome American tenor Mario Lanza appeared to have the world at his feet. But addictions to overeating and alcohol had a serious effect on his health, he was difficult and demanding with directors and co-stars, and he died of heart attack at aged just 38. (more...)

Giada Valenti Returns To NYC 12/14 For A Concert At Dicapo TheatreGiada Valenti Returns To NYC 12/14 For A Concert At Dicapo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2009

After a sold-out performance at the Hilton Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, Italian singer Giada Valenti, will return December 14th to New York for a concert at 8:30PM at the Dicapo Theatre, 184 East 76th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

Macchio, Doherty Lead A ROOM OF MY OWN Industry Reading 9/20Macchio, Doherty Lead A ROOM OF MY OWN Industry Reading 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2010

On Monday, September 20th at 8:00pm, the Bleecker Street Theater Company will present a reading of Charles Messina's astoundingly hilarious new Broadway-bound comedy, 'A ROOM OF MY OWN' as part of that theater's Play Development Series. (more...)

Sony Masterworks Teams with TCM to Present New Mario Lanza CollectionSony Masterworks Teams with TCM to Present New Mario Lanza Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

In conjunction with Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Sony Masterworks is proud to present The Toast of Hollywood, a new 2-CD set celebrating legendary tenor Mario Lanza's extraordinary film and recording career, available on August 27, 2013. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Interview: Julie Reiber's LOVE TRAVELSSOUND OFF Special Interview: Julie Reiber's LOVE TRAVELS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 12, 2012

Today we are talking to a multi-talented performer who has performed on Broadway in everything from BROOKLYN to WICKED who made her most recent Broadway bows standing by in both ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER and PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT - the dynamic and compelling Julie Reiber. Talking all about her new solo album, LOVE TRAVELS, and its various inspirations as well as casting a look back at her many Broadway, touring and regional roles thus far in her eclectic career - ALL SHOOK UP, SWEENEY TODD and many more included - Reiber and I attempt to illustrate her unique place on Broadway and what she would like to pursue in the future, both on the stage and in the recording studio. Additionally, Reiber opens up about her exhaustive song selection process for LOVE TRAVELS and shares candid stories of the recording process of her solo debut, including providing some background on the songs that did not make the cut, how the sterling arrangements arose out of the material and the process of becoming a singer-songwriter in her own right over the project's three-year-long creation. Also, Reiber outlines her experiences performing in the out-of-town tryout of the new musical adaptation of Armistead Maupin's TALES OF THE CITY penned by rock super group Scissor Sisters and expresses her desire to continue with future iterations of the 70s-set Broadway-bound tuner as she looks ahead to her new roles of recording artist, and, also, she is happy to announce, mother. Plus, Julie offers details on her role in the heretofore little-known Meat Loaf-inspired movie musical ECLIPSE OF THE HEART (hopefully released some red moon soon), expresses her thoughts on GLEE and SMASH, compared Broadway now versus a decade ago - and much, much more! (more...)

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops celebrates Mario Lanza 4/21-25Peter Nero and the Philly Pops celebrates Mario Lanza 4/21-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

'Be My Love'-and be there as Peter Nero and the Philly Pops pays tribute to Philadelphia's favorite son, Mario Lanza, with The Great American Tenor. From his wild, fiery Philadelphia youth to his MGM Hollywood blockbusters, Lanza's tenor was one in ten million. (more...)

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops End Celebration of Mario Lanza 4/25Peter Nero and the Philly Pops End Celebration of Mario Lanza 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2010

'Be My Love'-and be there as Peter Nero and the Philly Pops pays tribute to Philadelphia's favorite son, Mario Lanza, with The Great American Tenor. From his wild, fiery Philadelphia youth to his MGM Hollywood blockbusters, Lanza's tenor was one in ten million. (more...)

Julie Reiber of Broadway's PRISCILLA Releases Debut CD TodayJulie Reiber of Broadway's PRISCILLA Releases Debut CD Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2012

JULIE REIBER - the singer and actress currently playing Marion in Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Broadway at the Palace Theater - will release her debut solo album today, April 24. Love Travels is a mix of her original tunes, musical theatre favorites by such composers as Jason Robert Brown ('Still Hurting'), Adam Guettel ('Through The Mountain') and Stephen Schwartz (the special bonus track 'Defying Gravity') - each with a special twist - and reinventions of Reiber's favorite artists including Stevie Wonder ('Knocks Me Off My Feet'), Chaka Khan ('Stay'), John Mayer ('Back To You') and Joni Mitchell ('Little Green'). She will celebrate this new recording with a concert at Rockwood Music Hall the following night, Wednesday April 25. The $20 ticket price includes a signed CD. Love Travels will also be available via iTunes, CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and JulieReiber.com (more...)

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops celebrates Mario Lanza 4/21-25Peter Nero and the Philly Pops celebrates Mario Lanza 4/21-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

'Be My Love'-and be there as Peter Nero and the Philly Pops pays tribute to Philadelphia's favorite son, Mario Lanza, with The Great American Tenor. From his wild, fiery Philadelphia youth to his MGM Hollywood blockbusters, Lanza's tenor was one in ten million. (more...)

Life is a 'Cabaret'?  Really?Life is a 'Cabaret'? Really?
by Trish Vignola - Apr 18, 2010

Unfortunately the Hypocrites production of 'Cabaret' was a bit hit or miss for my taste. This production just lagged. Were two intermissions really necessary? Also, the Hypocrites pride themselves on presenting a dark twist to the show. I don't know if they accomplished a new dark twist or not. After Rob Marshall's revival of Cabaret on Broadway back in the late 90's, it's kind of hard to reinvent the wheel after it's been on a luxury car. If before the 90's, everything was a pale homage to Joel Grey. After the 90's, everything was a pale homage to that revival. The similarities between this production and the Rob Marshall production were far too many to call this revolutionary. (more...)

Joseph Calleja Makes U.S. Recital Debut This Week in Kansas City & BostonJoseph Calleja Makes U.S. Recital Debut This Week in Kansas City & Boston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

When Joseph Calleja recently performed in Quebec on his first North American recital tour, the Maltese tenor was brought back for five encores. (more...)

Julie Reiber of Broadway's PRISCILLA to Release Debut CD, 4/24 Julie Reiber of Broadway's PRISCILLA to Release Debut CD, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

JULIE REIBER - the singer and actress currently playing Marion in Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Broadway at the Palace Theater - will release her debut solo album on Tuesday, April 24. Love Travels is a mix of her original tunes, musical theatre favorites by such composers as Jason Robert Brown ('Still Hurting'), Adam Guettel ('Through The Mountain') and Stephen Schwartz (the special bonus track 'Defying Gravity') - each with a special twist - and reinventions of Reiber's favorite artists including Stevie Wonder ('Knocks Me Off My Feet'), Chaka Khan ('Stay'), John Mayer ('Back To You') and Joni Mitchell ('Little Green'). She will celebrate this new recording with a concert at Rockwood Music Hall the following night, Wednesday April 25. The $20 ticket price includes a signed CD. Love Travels will also be available via iTunes, CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and JulieReiber.com (more...)

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