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BWW TV: Broadway Kids Show Off at BROADWAY SESSIONS!BWW TV: Broadway Kids Show Off at BROADWAY SESSIONS!
by Ben Cameron - Aug 29, 2016

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time daydreaming about someday making it on big Broadway. There was lots of community theatre and talent shows and dancing for grandma and daydream after daydream. For a lot of us it was just that- a dream. But for these kids, it's just another day at the office. Big talent comes in little packages on The Great White Way. Here's a look back at some of the incredible Broadway kids from Matilda, Finding Neverland, On Your Feet, Once, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Elf, South Pacific and of course the face shredders from School of Rock! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

VIDEO: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA For Mint TheaterVIDEO: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA For Mint Theater
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Specialists in introducing contemporary audiences to worthy, but neglected plays, The Mint Theater Company's new production will probably be a first introduction for many of its audience members to the work of N.C. Hunter. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY SESSIONS Geeks Out Over Patrick Page!BWW TV: BROADWAY SESSIONS Geeks Out Over Patrick Page!
by Ben Cameron - Aug 22, 2016

This week our Broadway [OB]Session is our good friend, and arguably one of Broadway's best actors, Patrick Page! Broadway's favorite villain (Hunchback's Frollo, Lion King's Scar, Spider-Man's The Green Goblin... HADESTOWN!) is equally at home on the musical stage (he was THE GRINCH after all) as he is sinking his teeth into Shakespeare on the world's finest stages. Patrick is the sort of actor that can find truth and meaning in any text... SO we at Sessions have put his skills to task with a series of dramatic readings. Enjoy Mr. Page putting his stamp on Lady Gaga and Nikki Minaj (a personal favorite) as well as performances from some of his iconic roles and more. Keep your eye out for his beautiful wife Paige Davis! Here's to a master of his craft at WERK! (more...)

BWW TV: Chekhov is Back on Broadway with THE CHERRY ORCHARD- Meet Diane Lane & the Rest of the Cast!BWW TV: Chekhov is Back on Broadway with THE CHERRY ORCHARD- Meet Diane Lane & the Rest of the Cast!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 17, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starringDiane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey, will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and opens officially on Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BWW TV: The Muny Celebrates a Successful 98th Season!BWW TV: The Muny Celebrates a Successful 98th Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2016

The Muny's 98th season has already come and gone, with seven shows having bowed throughout the summer-  The Wizard of Oz, 42nd Street, The Music Man, Young Frankenstein, Mamma Mia!, Fiddler on the Roof, and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. Below, watch highlights from all of the productions! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Gets A Little Bit WICKEDBWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Gets A Little Bit WICKED
by Ben Cameron - Aug 15, 2016

WICKED!!!! You tingled didn't you? It's hard not to. No modern musical has had quite the impact that this mega musical has had all over the world. And I won't lie to ya, Wicked hold's a very special place in my heart (listen to track #2 of your cast album, you may hear a familiar voice asking 'Glinda, is it true you were her friend?') But humble bragging aside, Wicked is nothing short of a phenomenon. So this week we've compiled some of our favorite Broadway Sessions performances from Stephen Schwartz's box office blockbuster! 'The Wizard and I,' 'Popular,' 'As Long As Your Mine,' 'No Good Deed,' 'Defying Gravity' and even a cliff notes version of ensembling in Wicked w/ myself and original caster Marcus Choi, it's just too good…or is it Wicked? (more...)

BWW TV: How Will Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Be Different from Others? Director Leigh Silverman Tells All!BWW TV: How Will Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Be Different from Others? Director Leigh Silverman Tells All!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2016

So how will this version of the show stand out from those that have come before? Watch below as director Leigh Silverman explains! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music CircusSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It. Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara starred in this smash hit on Broadway in 2012. The song-and-dance spectacular features the music ofGeorge and Ira Gershwin in a sparkling, spirited, high-stepping musical comedy. To a songbook of the greatest American standards ever sung, a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys, and politicians creates hilarity in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s. With 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off,' 'I've Got a Crush on You' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me.'  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY SESSIONS Celebrates Living Legend Andrew Lloyd WebberBWW TV: BROADWAY SESSIONS Celebrates Living Legend Andrew Lloyd Webber
by Ben Cameron - Aug 8, 2016

Broadway became just a little more Broadway this last week as CATS made it's return to the Great White Way. Whether or not you think Cats is a ground breaker or a punch line, one thing is certain, the man behind the music is a living legend. Andrew Lloyd Webber has been an ubiquitous part of any theatre fans experience for decades. From those first chilling organ chords in Phantom (which still gets me every time- then again I wore my Phantom T-shirt to have my 8th grade school photos taken); to the synth pop of Starlight Express; to the irresistible bubble gum goodness of Joseph; it's hard not to walk out of a Lloyd Webber show not humming the tunes. He's had hits (um, Cats is BACK), he's had misses (The Woman in White) he's blazed trails (JC Superstar is arguably the first and finest rock musical) and has written a masterpiece of a score or two along the way (Evita, and anyone remember Aspects of Love? Divine). We're celebrating the kitties' return with a Broadway Sessions stroll down memory lane with the Lord. Let the memories live again… (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Music Circus' CABARET, Starring Robin De Jesus, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Music Circus' CABARET, Starring Robin De Jesus, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Loves Jason Robert Brown!BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Loves Jason Robert Brown!
by Ben Cameron - Jul 27, 2016

I remember the first time I heard Songs For a New World. Mind. Blown. Melodic like Andrew Lloyd Webber, cerebral like Sondheim. Perfect. Of course now, Jason Robert Brown is a living legend and one of the most prolific theatre composers in history. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak-Peek at Mint Theater's Revival of N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA, Directed by Austin PendletonVIDEO: Sneak-Peek at Mint Theater's Revival of N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA, Directed by Austin Pendleton
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

The Mint Theater Company brings back a forgotten work from one of England's most popular 1950s playwrights. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Brings It 'Home'BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Brings It 'Home'
by Ben Cameron - Jul 18, 2016

To be honest, I've been feeling a little HOMEsick this week. Missing our Thursday nights together at our beautiful HOME, The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Well, who says you can't go HOME... let's bring it on HOME with some of our favorite friends singing one of our favorite musical theatre classics- HOME from The Wiz. (Are you getting a 'home' theme here?) (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Nicolas Dromard of North Carolina Theatre's MARY POPPINSBWW TV: Nicolas Dromard of North Carolina Theatre's MARY POPPINS
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 13, 2016

Starring in North Carolina Theatre's upcoming production of Mary Poppins from July 26th-31st is Nicolas Dromard as Bert! A role originated on screen by Dick Van Dyke and on stage by Tony & Olivier nominee Gavin Lee. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY SESSIONS Satisfies with Tributes to HAMILTON!BWW TV: BROADWAY SESSIONS Satisfies with Tributes to HAMILTON!
by Ben Cameron - Jul 11, 2016

Broadway's biggest hit said goodbye to some of it's biggest hitters this week. Hamilton bid adieu to Tony-winning star and writer Lin Manuel Miranda, Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr, Tony nominee Phillipa Soo and 'The Bullet' herself, Ariana DeBose. That's a big change for the blockbuster and has, doubtless, left several Hamilton devotees heartbroken. We figured it'd be fitting to take a look back at some Sessions performances from the Tony-winning score that has wiggled its way into our heads and playlists and won't let go (nor do we want it to). Featuring The Color Purple's Akron Watson, Elf's Paul Ianiello, Avenue Q's Imari Hardon, country-fried acoustic trio Siren, new comer Ellis Dawson and Hamilton's own Angelia standby- Alysha Deslorieux. (more...)

BWW TV: What's in Store for NYMF 2016? Preview Five New Musicals!BWW TV: What's in Store for NYMF 2016? Preview Five New Musicals!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2016

Musicals live at NYMF. Earlier today, the companies of five upcoming productions (A LASTING IMPRESSION, DUST CAN'T KILL ME, FOREST BOY, NEWTON'S CRADLE and TINK!) gave a special a sneak peek inside the rehearsal room at 440 Studios (440 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003). Curious what they're all about? Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY SESSIONS Takes on NYMF 2016- Preview the Shows!BWW TV: BROADWAY SESSIONS Takes on NYMF 2016- Preview the Shows!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2016

Ah, summertime in New York. Strolls through Central Park, Yankees games, sweaty subway platforms, and most excitingly... NYMF!!!! That's right, the newly renamed New York Musical Festival is at hand and you should be excited. New musicals are being born and workshopped throughout the summer and the future of musical theatre is being forged. This last week at Broadway Sessions, our audience got the chance to be the first folks to hear music from nine of NYMF's most exciting offerings from this years festival. Lisa and Leonardo, Normativity, Camp Rolling Hills, Dust Can't Kill Me, LUDO's Broken Bride, Midnight at the Never Get, Icon, One Child Born and Freedom Riders all offered up musical glimpses into their productions. Get your own sneak peek here and make sure you go to NYMF.org and see as many of these shows as you can this summer! After all, what is summer for? (more...)

VIDEO: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter's Forgotten A DAY BY THE SEA For The Mint TheaterVIDEO: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter's Forgotten A DAY BY THE SEA For The Mint Theater
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy starred in the 1955 Broadway production of N.C. Hunter's forgotten drama. (more...)

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