Original NINE & Ragtime Star CAMILLE SAVIOLA Brings New Concert to Upright Cabaret 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2009

On Wednesday, Sept 9, 2009 at 9pm, Upright Cabaret presents AN EVENING with CAMILLE SAVIOLA (Old School for the New Age: Songs of Love and Loathing), star of Original Broadway Cast of NINE and Ragtime with Legendary L.A. Music Director Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

Original NINE & Ragtime Star CAMILLE SAVIOLA Brings New Concert to Upright Cabaret 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

On Wednesday, Sept 9, 2009 at 9pm, Upright Cabaret presents AN EVENING with CAMILLE SAVIOLA (Old School for the New Age: Songs of Love and Loathing), star of Original Broadway Cast of NINE and Ragtime with Legendary L.A. Music Director Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Mueller - I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here 
by Guest Blogger: Emma Mueller - Sep 6, 2016

The musical Annie and I have a long, and special history. At the age of seven, it was the first musical that I was in. It was produced by my summer camp, where roles were distributed by seniority; all the older kids got bigger roles. I was one of the youngest, so I was given the part of an ensemble orphan. I won't pretend like I wasn't upset - I wanted to be Annie. But I stuck it out for five weeks, and picked up my little broom from the back of the stage during Hard Knock Life and perfected my sweeping. That was my only part during the entire abridged version.  (more...)

Original NINE & Ragtime Star CAMILLE SAVIOLA Brings New Concert to Upright Cabaret 9/9
by LA News Desk - Sep 4, 2009

On Wednesday, Sept 9, 2009 at 9pm, Upright Cabaret presents AN EVENING with CAMILLE SAVIOLA (Old School for the New Age: Songs of Love and Loathing), star of Original Broadway Cast of NINE and Ragtime with Legendary L.A. Music Director Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

Ugly Betty Star Returns to NYC with ALEC MAPA: I REMEMBER MAPA 10/11 at Baruch Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Alec Mapa, America's Gaysian Sweetheart, returns to New York with a revival of I REMEMBER MAPA on Saturday, October 11, at 8:00 pm at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues). Tickets are $25, with a $50 VIP option available. Tickets are available at www.SpinCycleNYC.com, on the phone at 212-352-3101, or at the Baruch Performing Arts Center box office. (more...)

Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center Presents BABY DADDY 10/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2011

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the return of 'America's Gaysian Sweetheart,' Alec Mapa, in an all-new evening of stand-up comedy: Baby Daddy. (more...)

BroadwayGirlNYC: #BwayConfessions
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Sep 10, 2011

This week I introduced the hashtag #BwayConfessions. Hundreds of fans (and stars!) posted their confessions. Some are moving, and others are hilarious; some contradict each other while others echo each other eerily. Many involve secret dreams... and a satisfying number take pride in dreams-come-true. Here are the confessions of Broadway fans everywhere! Some of the confessions are moving, and some are hilarious; some contradict each other while others echo each other eerily. Some are adorable and innocent; a few are on the darker side. Many involve secret dreams... and a satisfying number take pride in dreams-come-true. The below are a few of my favorites. I hope you're as amused, touched, and inspired by them as I have been. And don't forget to tweet your own #BwayConfessions or leave them in the comments below. (more...)

BWW Review: Soulpepper's GLOBAL CABARET
by Dennis Kucherawy - Oct 30, 2014

Without a doubt, Soulpepper Theatre Company's Global Cabaret Festival is my favorite Toronto arts festival. It's like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get. Forrest Gump would dig it. Each year I'm tempted to bring my sleeping bag and just camp out for the weekend. (more...)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Savannah Frazier from Broadway's AMAZING GRACE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 23, 2015

This will probably be an emotional weekend for Savannah Frazier as the curtain comes down on Amazing Grace, the Musical, the show in which the Nashville native made her Broadway debut. Closing after its final performance at the Nederlander Theatre on Sunday, Amazing Grace gave Frazier her biggest exposure to date in New York and with its closing she heads onward - and we daresay upward - in her pursuit of musical theater dreams. (more...)

Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center Presents BABY DADDY 10/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2011

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the return of 'America's Gaysian Sweetheart,' Alec Mapa, in an all-new evening of stand-up comedy: Baby Daddy. (more...)

Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center Presents BABY DADDY 10/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the return of 'America's Gaysian Sweetheart,' Alec Mapa, in an all-new evening of stand-up comedy: Baby Daddy. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Colm Wilkinson in 'Broadway & Beyond' at Town Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 19, 2008

Colm Wilkinson, the world's original Jean Valjean, returned to the New York stage for 'one day more' on Saturday, October 18th for the second show in the 4th Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival series, Broadway & Beyond. (more...)

Ugly Betty Star Returns to NYC with ALEC MAPA: I REMEMBER MAPA Tonight at Baruch Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

Alec Mapa, America's Gaysian Sweetheart, returns to New York with a revival of I REMEMBER MAPA tonight, October 11, at 8 pm at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues). Tickets are $25, with a $50 VIP option available. (more...)

Manhattan Chamber Players to Make New York Debut at Le Poisson Rouge, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

With a roster comprising some of today's most respected chamber music performers and composers, Manhattan Chamber Players (MCP) makes its official New York debut on December 7th at 7pm at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker St.) closely followed by a December 15th concert at 7:30pm at Baruch College (55 Lexington Ave.) (more...)

BWW Review: Live from New York - It's the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition Winners
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 4, 2015

The recital at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on October 24 by the winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition was like an “amuse bouche”--a gift from the chef at the start of a meal at a fine French restaurant to tickle your tongue. It was absolutely delicious, but left you hungering for more. (more...)

Justin Sayre Celebrates New Comedy CD THE GAY AGENDA at UnCabaret in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will celebrate Sayre's debut comed album "The Gay Agenda" with a  special night at UNCABARET at Au Lac (710 West First Street, LA 90012) on Sunday, December 4 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Singer Songwriter Chandler Juliet Releases New Music Video for 'Road Trip'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Singer Songwriter Chandler Juliet is taking over the indie scene and beyond with three nominations at the Indie Music Channel Awards 2015 last weekend (more...)

BWW Reviews: CAROLE J. BUFFORD Raises Her Cabaret Performance Bar To Star Level With 'Shades of Blue' at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Hanks - May 21, 2014

I never thought that writing a rave review would be more difficult than constructing a less than positive critique, but Carole J. Bufford, damn her, is causing me creative problems. That's because for the third time in three years I'm compelled to praise this attractive powerhouse cabaret singer to the skies (you can find my two previous essays on her unassailable talent here and here) and my author's arsenal contains only so many superlatives. With yet another outstanding performance last Thursday night at the Metropolitan Room, the young woman who was named BroadwayWorld.com's 2013 Cabaret Vocalist of the Year has snatched my mental thesaurus (not to mention my online one) and trampled all over it. She's given me the writer's block blues. (more...)

COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Lipscomb's Rebekah Stogner
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2015

School's out for summer, but that doesn't mean that college theater students are lounging by the pool, waiting for their next big break. Rather, if you're someone like Rebekah Stogner, an acting/journalism major at Nashville's David Lipscomb University, chances are you're preparing for the next audition and getting ready for fall semester. (more...)

Museum Mile Festival Set for 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Now celebrating its 38th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception.  Festival attendees can walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting seven of New York City's finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening.  The Museum Mile Festival's opening ceremony takes place at 5:45pm at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street).  Traditionally, the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and other city and state dignitaries open the Festival.  Details on the Festival's offerings can be found at MuseumMileFestival.org. (more...)

Cruise Ship Entertainment Company STILETTO Celebrates 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

STILETTO Entertainment celebrates its 20th anniversary of providing first-class entertainment on cruise ships. From Could It Be Magic on Holland America Line's Statendam to the recent openings of award-winning Theatre At Sea shows, STILETTO has produced over 100 shows from concept to curtain-up for cruise ship guests. From intimate song and dance revues to multi-media cirque-style spectacles at sea, STILETTO has done it all! (more...)

Music of the Night: A Tribute to Colm Wilkinson Set for May 11 at Koerner Hall
by Toronto Newsdesk - May 1, 2014

Join us for a one night only musical tribute to Colm Wilkinson featuring Broadway stars Adam Brazier, Chilina Kennedy, Aaron Walpole, Tony nominee Josh Young, internationally acclaimed Jennie Such, and more artists performing the gorgeous songs he made famous. (more...)

Performance Network Theatre to Present RICHARD III, 4/24-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

From April 24 through June 1, one of William Shakespeare's most famous histories 'Richard III' gets an innovative PNT treatment in this boldly re-imagined tale of power, treachery, seduction, and fate. (more...)

MTV2's NITRO CIRCUS LIVE to Premiere 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

MTV's male targeted youth network MTV2 announced today that the biggest, most heart-stopping extreme sports show is back, but this time we're taking it on the road! Premiering on Tuesday, March 27th at 11pm ET/PT, the next installment in the Nitro Circus franchise takes 17-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana and his dream team of riders to the land down under for their biggest and baddest chapter in history in the all new documentary series NITRO CIRCUS LIVE. (more...)

MTV2's NITRO CIRCUS LIVE to Premiere 3/27
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

MTV's male targeted youth network MTV2 announced today that the biggest, most heart-stopping extreme sports show is back, but this time we're taking it on the road! Premiering on Tuesday, March 27th at 11pm ET/PT, the next installment in the Nitro Circus franchise takes 17-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana and his dream team of riders to the land down under for their biggest and baddest chapter in history in the all new documentary series NITRO CIRCUS LIVE. (more...)

BWW Blog: Lily Erb - Life Is A Stage
by Guest Blogger: Lily Erb - Jun 7, 2016

Everybody has their 'thing' in high school. Maybe you were the star of the football team, or you dedicated your time to the robotics team. Maybe you were on the school newspaper staff or you attended all the science fairs. For a lot of kids, they throw themselves into the abyss of theatre. (more...)

Dan Savage, Nellie McKay, Andrea McArdle Headline BETTER & BETTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2011

Andrea McArdle, Nellie McKay, and the band BETTY are the musical performers leading the bill at BETTER & BETTER, an event benefiting the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network at The Gramercy Theatre at 7:30 PM on Thursday, June 23. (more...)

Dan Savage, Nellie McKay, Andrea McArdle Headline BETTER & BETTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

Andrea McArdle, Nellie McKay, and the band BETTY are the musical performers leading the bill at BETTER & BETTER, an event benefiting the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network at The Gramercy Theatre at 7:30 PM on Thursday, June 23. (more...)

Alec Mapa Premieres BABY DADDY at the Laurie Beechman, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

After several workshop productions and an LA Premiere, Alec Mapa (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, The View, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Gossip Queens, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure) will present the official New York Premiere of ALEC MAPA: BABY DADDY. It will be presented for a 2-week limited engagement opening July 19 at The Laurie Beechman Theater at West Bank Café. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Artists Studio Presents NEW SUMMER SHORTS
by Herbert Paine - Jun 19, 2015

Theatre Artists Studio has set the table for a healthy, satisfying, and inspiring feast of plays in its 2015 NEW SUMMER SHORTS which runs through June 28th. The play's the thing in a festival of short works written and directed my members of the co-op. At ten minutes a pop, each of the eight productions in this year's showcase catches the audience's conscience, at one level or another. As mirrors of human foibles and affects, their themes resonate with the familiarity of an old mistake, eliciting a knowing smile or a reluctant frown. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Steele Talks His Summer in Poughkeepsie with IN YOUR ARMS, Reuniting with Christopher Gattelli & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 6, 2014

Earlier this week, Steele took a break from rehearsals to chat with Broadwayworld about the new production, reuniting with his NEWSIES choreographer Christopher Gattelli, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Alec Mapa Premieres BABY DADDY at the Laurie Beechman, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2012

After several workshop productions and an LA Premiere, Alec Mapa (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, The View, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Gossip Queens, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure) will present the official New York Premiere of ALEC MAPA: BABY DADDY. It will be presented for a 2-week limited engagement opening July 19 at The Laurie Beechman Theater at West Bank Café. (more...)

New Exhibition Series from Broadcast Media Collection Launches in September at Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

With a new, ongoing exhibition series called The Television Project, the Jewish Museum will introduce visitors to a dynamic part of its collection: the National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting (NJAB), the largest and most comprehensive body of broadcast materials on 20th century Jewish culture in the United States. The inaugural exhibition, The Television Project: Picturing a People, on view at the Jewish Museum from September 25, 2015 through February 14, 2016, will feature artistically significant program excerpts celebrating the brilliance of writing, directing, performance, and production in American television, as well as related works of art, artifacts, and ephemera. Picturing a People will include clips from the following programs: The Ed Sullivan Show, Northern Exposure, The Twilight Zone, The Goldbergs, The Simpsons, My Name is Barbra, and Eichmann Trial Coverage (ABC News). (more...)

Alec Mapa Premieres BABY DADDY at the Laurie Beechman Tonight, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

After several workshop productions and an LA Premiere, Alec Mapa (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, The View, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Gossip Queens, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure) will present the official New York Premiere of ALEC MAPA: BABY DADDY. It will be presented for a 2-week limited engagement opening tonight, July 19 at The Laurie Beechman Theater at West Bank Café. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: The Tradition Continues- Checking In with the Recipients of Last Season's Gypsy Robes!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Today, we celebrate all the performers that earned the right to wear the robe this past season, including Tracee Beazer, Jess LeProtto, Jeremy Davis, Barrett Martin, Katie Webber, Cameron Adams, Jennie Ford, Ron Todorowski, Lainie Sakakura, Joseph Medeiros, and Matt Wall. Read below, as they reflect on what the honor meant to them! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Kate Loprest!
by BWW - Jul 12, 2013

In this week's edition, we caught up with Kate Loprest, who is starring as 'Allison' in First Date- currently in previews at the Longacre Theatre; opening August 8. (more...)

Meet the BroadwayWorld Staff- Videographer Madeleine Spivey
by BWW Features - Jan 31, 2014

Below, we continue our 'Meet the Staff' series by profiling our videographer Madeleine Spivey! (more...)

World Premiere of COUNTY LINE Opens Tonight at Performance Network Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

From tonight, January 16 through February 16 Performance Network Theatre presents the world premiere of the 2013 National New Play Network Showcase Selection and Edgerton Award-Winning inspiring drama 'County Line' by David Wells, who made his Performance Network debut in last season's audience favorite comedy, 'Brill'. He is a University of Michigan Alumnus and one of Michigan's most popular emerging playwrights. 'County Line', directed by David Wolber, is a coming-of-age story set in rural Kansas and explores the challenges young adults may face in foster homes, the lasting effects these memories can have on a person, and how 17-year-old Lois is able to overcome anything that is thrown her way.by David Wolber, is a coming-of-age story set in rural Kansas and explores the challenges young adults may face in foster homes, the lasting effects these memories can have on a person, and how 17-year-old Lois is able to overcome anything that is thrown her way. (more...)

ALEC MAPA: BABY DADDY Begins 2/9 at The Laurie Beechman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2012

ALEC MAPA (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, The View, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Gossip Queens, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure) returns to New York with his acclaimed new show. ALEC MAPA: BABY DADDY will play for three performance only, February 9 - 11 at The Laurie Beechman Theater at West Bank Café. (more...)

ALEC MAPA: BABY DADDY Begins 2/9 at The Laurie Beechman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2012

ALEC MAPA (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, The View, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Gossip Queens, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure) returns to New York with his acclaimed new show. ALEC MAPA: BABY DADDY will play for three performance only, February 9 - 11 at The Laurie Beechman Theater at West Bank Café. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kyle Taylor Parker Steps Back Into Lola's Heels in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 7, 2015

Parker just chatted with BroadwayWorld about rejoining the Broadway cast, and you can check out the full interview below! (more...)

Balaban, Harbour, and Thompson Join Cast of 'The Convincer' Film
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2010

Bob Balaban, David Harbour, and Lea Thompson will join Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup, and Greg Kinnear in the upcoming film, 'The Convincer.' Jill Sprecher and Karen Sprecher wrote 'The Convincer,' and Jill Sprecher will direct. (more...)

World Premiere of COUNTY LINE to Open 1/16 at Performance Network Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

From January 16 through February 16 Performance Network Theatre presents the world premiere of the 2013 National New Play Network Showcase Selection and Edgerton Award-Winning inspiring drama 'County Line' by David Wells, who made his Performance Network debut in last season's audience favorite comedy, 'Brill'. He is a University of Michigan Alumnus and one of Michigan's most popular emerging playwrights. 'County Line', directed by David Wolber, is a coming-of-age story set in rural Kansas and explores the challenges young adults may face in foster homes, the lasting effects these memories can have on a person, and how 17-year-old Lois is able to overcome anything that is thrown her way. (more...)

Athol Fugard Visits Fairfield Ludlowe High School
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2009

In all of his years living and working in the United States, Athol Fugard had never set foot in an American high school until Monday. (more...)

ON RECORD: Arielle Jacobs' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'This Score is Breathtaking!'
by On Record - Aug 4, 2015

Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday for ON RECORD- to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Arielle Jacobs, who is currently starring as 'Nessarose' in Wicked- playing at the Gershwin Theatre. Read on to find out her top five picks! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: UKIP! THE MUSICAL, Space, August 12 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 13, 2015

UKIP! The Musical is a rollicking satirical swipe at the most radical political party of our time. Witty and irreverent, this exuberant musical features a host of original songs. (more...)

BWW Interview: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Emma Stratton
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 8, 2016

Emma Stratton is a Minnesota native who'd taking the stage as Helen Sinclair in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, the Midwest premiere of the musical based on the Woody Allen film. She answers 6 Questions but keeps the plug a secret in this interview. (more...)

2016 Museum Mile Festival Tuesday Set for 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Now celebrating its 38th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception.  Festival attendees can walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting seven of New York City's finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening.  The Museum Mile Festival's opening ceremony takes place at 5:45pm at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street).  Traditionally, the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and other city and state dignitaries open the Festival.  Details on the Festival's offerings can be found at MuseumMileFestival.org. (more...)

Performance Network Theatre Presents RICHARD III, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

From today, April 24 through June 1, one of William Shakespeare's most famous histories 'Richard III' gets an innovative PNT treatment in this boldly re-imagined tale of power, treachery, seduction, and fate. (more...)

Colm Wilkinson Stars on 'THE TUDORS' 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2009

Tony Award-nominated actor and theatre veteran, Colm Wilkinson stars on the SHOWTIME mini-series 'The Tudors' as Lord Thomas Darcy on April 12th at 9PM (EST). (more...)

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