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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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Based on the Medea myth

This powerful re-telling of the tragic Medea myth was hailed by the San Francisco Examiner as 'A major work by one of the most highly regarded new serious songwriters for the stage.' Set in the twilight years of the 19th century, MARIE CHRISTINE chronicles its doomed heroine's journey from her genteel life of privilege in New Orleans Creole society through betrayal and incomprehensible vengeance in boisterous Chicago. This gripping tale of one headstrong and passionate young woman's all-consuming love for an ambitious sea captain provides a tour-de-force for its leading lady. When it premiered at the esteemed Lincoln Center Theatre, the New York Daily News found it to be 'A brilliant re-working of Medea [that] manages at once to make it fresh and to retain its gut-wrenching compulsion.' MARIE CHRISTINE was the final Broadway musical of the 20th century, an extraordinary creation that investigates unsettling mysteries of the psyche that are as old as the human condition itself.

Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusa


Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2014 New York Film Festival Opening ActsFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2014 New York Film Festival Opening Acts
by Movies News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today NYFF Opening Acts, a ten-day series from September 15-25 celebrating the films of some of the directors who will be showcasing their bold new works at the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival (more...)

WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Workshop on 10/13WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Workshop on 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Broadway Basics is recruiting Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, as well as Undergrads, Grad students and recent grads for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on Sunday, October 13, 2014 from 10am-3pm for an in-depth day with two Professional Broadway Stage Managers. Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! The enrollment deadline is September 27, 2014. (more...)

UPDATE: Audra McDonald 'Considering' Role in HELLO AGAIN Film Adaptation; No Deal in PlaceUPDATE: Audra McDonald 'Considering' Role in HELLO AGAIN Film Adaptation; No Deal in Place
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Despite previous reports, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald's involvement in the film adaptation of Michael John LaChuisa's HELLO AGAIN is not yet a done deal. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Star in Film Version of Sexual Tryst-Themed Musical HELLO AGAINAudra McDonald to Star in Film Version of Sexual Tryst-Themed Musical HELLO AGAIN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The uber-talented star is set to appear in a film version of a musical titled HELLO AGAIN, which Friedman describes as a look into 'sexual trysts set over several generations.' (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below in Coming MonthsPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This November and December 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Andrea Frierson to Bring ME & ELLA to 54 Below, 11/5Andrea Frierson to Bring ME & ELLA to 54 Below, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Wetrock Entertainment is pleased to present performer/writer/jazz vocalist Andrea Frierson in 'me & ella,' a musical journey back to the beginnings of a young singer enamored with Ella Fitzgerald, set against a backdrop of New York City in the 1960's. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2015Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

2Y announces casting for Lyrics & Lyricists 2015, the 45th season of the acclaimed American Songbook series. Cady Huffman, Liz Callaway, Kate Baldwin, Peter Cincotti and Jason Danieley are among the performers interpreting the works of Stephen Sondheim; Irving Berlin; Sheldon Harnick; and such songwriters as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein, who so eloquently illuminated New York City's essence in song. Mitzi Gaynor makes a special guest appearance for the show on Hollywood's Leading Ladies - only the fourth time the legendary entertainer has performed in New York City. (more...)

Mandy Gonzales, Joy Lynn Jacobs & Destan Owens to Join Regina Symphony in 'MOTOWN'S GREATEST HITS'Mandy Gonzales, Joy Lynn Jacobs & Destan Owens to Join Regina Symphony in 'MOTOWN'S GREATEST HITS'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Broadway Pops International presents I HEAR A SYMPHONY, Motown's Greatest Hits! with the Regina Symphony (under maestro Victor Sawa) at the Conexus Arts Center (Regina, Saskatchewan) on November 1st at 8:00pm. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez & More Set for I HEAR A SYMPHONY with Omaha Symphony, 10/25Mandy Gonzalez & More Set for I HEAR A SYMPHONY with Omaha Symphony, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The show features Broadway stars Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In The Heights), Joy Lynn Jacobs (The Music Man, Marie Christine), and Destan Owens (Chicago, Smokey Joe's Cafe). (more...)

Gregory Haney, Marc Kudisch, Telly Leung & More to Workshop New Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL in NYC Next MonthGregory Haney, Marc Kudisch, Telly Leung & More to Workshop New Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL in NYC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

?The new musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL is currently undergoing a New York workshop, concluding with invited rehearsals for industry members on November 6 and 7. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrea Frierson Brings ME & ELLA to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Andrea Frierson Brings ME & ELLA to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 6, 2014

Wetrock Entertainment presented performer/writer/jazz vocalist Andrea Frierson in 'me & ella,' at 54 Below last night. "me & ella," is a musical journey back to the beginnings of a young singer enamored with Ella Fitzgerald, set against a backdrop of New York City in the 1960's. Part memory play and part tribute, 'me & ella' is both a singer's coming of age story, as well as a valentine to the First Lady of Song. Written and performed by Ms. Frierson with musical arrangements and musical supervision by Ron Abel and direction by Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel, 'me & ella' (more...)

Mary Testa & Michael Starobin to Release New Album 'Have Faith' in DecemberMary Testa & Michael Starobin to Release New Album 'Have Faith' in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the new CD from MARY TESTA - the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress currently starring in Wicked on Broadway - and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger. The album will be available in stores and via online outlets December 2, 2014. Mary and Michael will perform a special CD release engagement at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe January 4-5,11-12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. For tickets, please visit www.lauriebeechmantheatre.com. (more...)

Audra McDonald Will Return to Carnegie Hall in DecemberAudra McDonald Will Return to Carnegie Hall in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Six-time Tony Award winner and Musical America's 2014 Musician of the Year Audra McDonald, returns to Carnegie Hall on Friday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below this WeekPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Scoop: Audra McDonald, Marc Kudisch, Carolee Carmello, Will Swenson & More Star in Reading of LaChiusa's RAINScoop: Audra McDonald, Marc Kudisch, Carolee Carmello, Will Swenson & More Star in Reading of LaChiusa's RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

This just in! The Old Globe will hold a developmental reading of the new musical Rain, with book by Sybille Pearson (Baby, Giant), music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant, Marie Christine), based on the short story 'Rain' by W. Somerset Maugham, and directed by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. (more...)

NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Showcase Set for Tonight; Michael John LaChiusa to HostNYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Showcase Set for Tonight; Michael John LaChiusa to Host
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Join NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program tonight, May 29th for a late-night showcase featuring original songs from new musicals written by students this year. In the second annual showcase of its kind, GMTWP's Cycle 23 will entertain you with everything from R&B to New Orleans jazz, British humor to social issues, singing axe murderers to singing animals and office equipment. There is truly something for everyone in this show. It's musical theatre at its best. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Ellen Degeneres- Can Audra McDonald Solve a Mystery with Just her Typewriter & a Hunch?Twitter Watch: Ellen Degeneres- Can Audra McDonald Solve a Mystery with Just her Typewriter & a Hunch?
by BWW Staff - Jun 9, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Eleen Degeneres wrote ' @AudraEqualityMc has won the most Tonys in history, beating Angela Lansbury. But can she solve a mystery with just her typewriter& a hunch?' (more...)

BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2014

Today, BWW takes an in-depth look at the newly minted winners of theater's most prestigous award! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Makes History; Her Six Inspiring Tony Awards Moments!STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Makes History; Her Six Inspiring Tony Awards Moments!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, Audra McDonald has just received her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL. Below, BWW honors the Broadway legend by looking at her acceptance speeches, and her Tony performance from 110 IN THE SHADE - check out the videos! (more...)

ROCKY's Christopher Barreca Wins Tony for Best Scenic Design of MusicalROCKY's Christopher Barreca Wins Tony for Best Scenic Design of Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Christopher Barreca won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for ROCKY. This is Christopher Barreca's first Tony nomination. His past scenic design work on Broadway includes Search and Destroy, Marie Christine, and The Violet Hour. (more...)

LADY DAY's Audra McDonald Wins Historic Tony for Best Lead Actress in a PlayLADY DAY's Audra McDonald Wins Historic Tony for Best Lead Actress in a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Audra McDonald has just received her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL. This year's Tony nomination marked McDonald's 8th. She now holds the record for most Tonys won by an actor, surpassing Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury with 5 Tony Awards each. (more...)

BWW TV: ROCKY's Christopher Barreca on Taking the 2014 Tony for Scenic Design of a MusicalBWW TV: ROCKY's Christopher Barreca on Taking the 2014 Tony for Scenic Design of a Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, Christopher Barreca won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Rocky. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Barreca had to say below! (more...)

Dominique Fishback Presents SUBVERTED, 7/2-14Dominique Fishback Presents SUBVERTED, 7/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

'Subverted is an explosive solo show by Dominque Fishback, a talented and dynamic new voice on the theatre scene.' -Lynn Nottage (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 15, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, 2014 Tony winner Audra McDonald joined Richard just days before the big night to chat about all things Lady Day, reviews her amazing career and so much more . Check out the full interview below! (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL's Audra McDonaldIn the Spotlight Series: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL's Audra McDonald
by Walter McBride - Jun 14, 2014

Audra McDonald made history this week, receiving her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL - in celebration, you can check out photos of McDonald in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)

Audra McDonald Responds to TIME Letter, Explains Tony Awards Acceptance SpeechAudra McDonald Responds to TIME Letter, Explains Tony Awards Acceptance Speech
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Yesterday, June 9, TIME's Belinda Luscombe wrote an open letter to Audra McDonald titled: 'Sorry, Audra McDonald--My Kid Needs His ADHD Meds'. Now, McDonald has responded, explaining her Tony Awards acceptance speech from Sunday night, in which she thanked her parents for not putting her on medication. (more...)

BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Now Accepting ApplicationsBMI Musical Theatre Workshop Now Accepting Applications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2014, deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins September 15, 2014, and runs through June 2015. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the Lehman Engel Musical Workshop consists of approximately 250 composers, lyricists and book writers who are actively writing new works for the musical theatre. (more...)

Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Accepting Applications for Composers & LyricistsBroadcast Music, Inc.'s Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Accepting Applications for Composers & Lyricists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2014, deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins September 15, 2014, and runs through June 2015. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the Lehman Engel Musical Workshop consists of approximately 250 composers, lyricists and book writers who are actively writing new works for the musical theatre. (more...)

WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Workshop on 8/10WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Workshop on 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Broadway Basics is recruiting undergraduates for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 10am-3pm for an in-depth day with two Professional Broadway Stage Managers. Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! The enrollment deadline is July 12, 2014. (more...)

She's Broadway's Favorite Lady! 10 Reasons to Love Living Legend Audra McDonaldShe's Broadway's Favorite Lady! 10 Reasons to Love Living Legend Audra McDonald
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2014

Audra McDonald is, without dispute, one of Broadway's most cherished stars, constantly dazzling audiences with her genius performances in musicals and plays alike. Currently starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, McDonald recently broke a huge record, becoming the most recognized actor in the history of the Tony Awards. Just in case you've totally lost your mind and forgotten why you fell in love with her in the first place, below BroadwayWorld brings you ten more reasons to love Audra McDonald. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/3- Audra McDonaldSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/3- Audra McDonald
by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Audra McDonald! The actress earned three Tony Awards by the age of 28 - for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime. She was nominated for another Tony Award for her performance in Marie Christine before she won her fourth in 2004 for her role in A Raisin in the Sun. She reprised her Raisin role for a 2008 television adaptation, earning her a second Emmy Award nomination. Her first Emmy nod came in 2001 for her performance in HBOs Wit. Fans of the small screen also recognize McDonald from her work on ABC's Private Practice. She most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill- she won Tony Awards for both performances. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/3/14 - FROM HERE TO ETERNITY on the Big Screen, 54 BELOW SINGS 1776 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/3/14 - FROM HERE TO ETERNITY on the Big Screen, 54 BELOW SINGS 1776 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 3, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY goes from stage to screen in the UK, and 54 Below hosts some 'BITCHING & BELTING' and revives 1776 tonight! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKEDMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Audra McDonald Sings Actual Yahoo Answers on FALLON!VIDEO: Tony Winner Audra McDonald Sings Actual Yahoo Answers on FALLON!
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returned to once again sing some actual Yahoo! Answers. Watch the hilarity below! (more...)

Dion Millington to Star as 'Dorothy' in Harlem Rep's THE WIZ, Opening 10/18Dion Millington to Star as 'Dorothy' in Harlem Rep's THE WIZ, Opening 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Harlem Repertory Theatre's AUDELCO winning multi-media production of the THE WIZ will feature AUDELCO Award-winning singer/actress Dion Millington as Dorothy. THE WIZ will be directed and choreographed by Keith Lee Grant whose 2009 production of THE WIZ won the AUDELCO awards for Best Director and Choreographer of a musical. Critically acclaimed animator Edward Corcino and UNIMA Award-winning designer Daniel Fergus Tamulonis have created entertaining and provocative video animations, costumes and puppets for the HRT's new chamber version of THE WIZ. (more...)

Bruce Coughlin, Michael Starobin, Mel Marvin and Michael John LaChuisa to Lead O'Neill Orchestration Symposium, 7/3Bruce Coughlin, Michael Starobin, Mel Marvin and Michael John LaChuisa to Lead O'Neill Orchestration Symposium, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director of the National Music Theater Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, will conduct a public symposium on orchestrating musical theater in today's world on Thursday, July 3 at 1:00pm. The Orchestration Symposium comes as the summer conference continues its focus on exploration and role of orchestration and arranging in the development of new work. (more...)

Breaking News: ROCKY to Close on Broadway in AugustBreaking News: ROCKY to Close on Broadway in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

This Just In... The Broadway musical of Rocky has been knocked out by a declining box office and will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on Sunday, August 17th after 28 previews and 188 regular performances. Stage Entertainment is currently exploring future productions across the U.S. as well as internationally. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/8/14 - GYPSY OF THE YEAR, INVISIBLE HAND and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/8/14 - GYPSY OF THE YEAR, INVISIBLE HAND and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 8, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BC/EFA hosts its GYPSY OF THE YEAR celebration, THE INVISIBLE HAND makes its NYC debut and more! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast's Bonus Episode Welcomes WICKED's Mary TestaThe Theater People Podcast's Bonus Episode Welcomes WICKED's Mary Testa
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 7, 2014

On Monday, December 8, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Mary Testa. Over the course of Testa's nearly four decades in the New York Theater she's racked up 12 Broadway credits, 26 Off-Broadway credits, two Tony nominations, two Obie Awards, four Drama Desk nominations and an honorary Drama Desk for her years of outstanding performances on and off Broadway. (more...)

Audra McDonald Launches Concert Tour Today in Los AngelesAudra McDonald Launches Concert Tour Today in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Audra McDonald kicks off her 2014-15 concert tour today, December 2, with her return to LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall. Stops along the 32-city tour include a return to Boston's Symphony Hall (Mar 1), as well as her Spanish debut at Madrid's Teatro Real (Jan 31). Click here for a full list of dates! (more...)

Mary Testa and Michael Starobin Release New Album HAVE FAITH TodayMary Testa and Michael Starobin Release New Album HAVE FAITH Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the new CD from MARY TESTA - the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress currently starring in Wicked on Broadway - and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger. The album will be available in stores and via online outlets today, December 2, 2014. Mary and Michael will perform a special CD release engagement at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe January 4-5,11-12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. For tickets, please visit www.lauriebeechmantheatre.com. (more...)

Mary Testa to Celebrate Release of New Album at The Laurie Beechman Theater and Barnes & Noble Next MonthMary Testa to Celebrate Release of New Album at The Laurie Beechman Theater and Barnes & Noble Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

MARY TESTA - the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress - and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger will perform four concerts in January to promote their new album Have Faith from Ghostlight Records. Fresh off her recent starring role on Broadway in Wicked, Mary will perform a special CD release engagement at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe January 4-5,11-12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Music Director Michael Starobin, will join her on piano with Alisa Horn on cello. Since being released earlier this month, Have Faith was called "stunning" by Playbill, "beautifully hypnotizing" by BroadwayWorld and "a sensational CD debut, terrific from first cut to last" by the Connecticut Post. For tickets, please visit www.lauriebeechmantheatre.com. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/havefaith. (more...)

Mary Testa to Celebrate HAVE FAITH Album at the Beechman, Barnes & Noble, 1/4-12Mary Testa to Celebrate HAVE FAITH Album at the Beechman, Barnes & Noble, 1/4-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

MARY TESTA -- the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress -- and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger will perform four concerts in January to promote their new album Have Faith from Ghostlight Records. (more...)

Aretha Franklin Wants Audra McDonald to 'Bring It Home' as Star of Her BiopicAretha Franklin Wants Audra McDonald to 'Bring It Home' as Star of Her Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

In an all-new interview with Rolling Stone, music legend Aretha Franklin revealed that she has been in talks with producers to bring her life story to the big screen, with six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald taking the lead role. (more...)

Audra McDonald on Why She Won't Sing Billie Holiday on Current Tour: 'It Would Feel Out of Context'Audra McDonald on Why She Won't Sing Billie Holiday on Current Tour: 'It Would Feel Out of Context'
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Audra McDonald reveals that she has no plans to perform songs from her recent Broadway show Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill for which she won a record sixth Tony Award for her portrayal of Billie Holiday. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYSMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Orfeh and Andy Karl Tribute ROCKY in New SongSTAGE TUBE: Orfeh and Andy Karl Tribute ROCKY in New Song
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

Rocky star Andy Karl and his wife Orfeh just released a new mash-up song called 'No Time for Pain (A Tribute to Rocky Broadway)' with a photographic flashback on the run of Rocky, which just closed on Broadway. This video features the Rocky instrumental theme, with vocal talents from Orfeh and Andy Karl. (more...)

BWW Flashback: ROCKY Pulls Its Final Punches on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: ROCKY Pulls Its Final Punches on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

Broadway's new ROCKY musical plays its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre today, August 17th, after 28 previews and 188 regular performances. ROCKY received its world premiere in fall 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, where it continues to play to packed houses. The musical opened on Broadway on March, 13, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back to the show's beginnings on the Great White Way! (more...)


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Workshop of New Michael John LaChiusa Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL to be Held this FallWorkshop of New Michael John LaChiusa Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL to be Held this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

According to a new audition listing, a workshop of Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh's new musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL will begin October 6 in New York City. The production will continue performances through November 7. (more...)

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