Promises, Promises

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Photo Coverage: Katie Finneran Previews IT MIGHT BE YOU at 54 Below!
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2014

Katie Finneran, the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and TV star, will make her nightclub debut at 54 Below from May 28 to 31 with the show It Might Be You - A Funny Lady's Search for Home. Endearing, brilliantly funny and always entertaining, she gives us a peek into the life of a performer juggling Hollywood, Broadway and starting a family. Singing an eclectic array of songs and sharing extraordinary backstage stories, Katie takes us on a comical and poignant pilgrimage to her greatest destination yet: home. Expect to hear songs ranging from Stephen Sondheim to Ingrid Michaelson, with homages to Betty Hutton and Julie Andrews in between. The evening will be directed by Katie's longtime pal, Broadway's Andrea Burns (The Nance, In the Heights) and will feature musical direction by Steve Marzullo. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Kate Baldwin, Katie Finneran & More Preview 54 Below Shows!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2014

Tony® nominee Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Giant, Finian's Rainbow); two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran (Annie, Promises Promises); three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle (The Tap Dance Kid, Miss Saigon, The Wiz); three time Tony-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, Footloose); Tony Award winning producer, singer and actor Tamara Tunie (producer of Spring Awakening, performed in Broadway's Oh Kay!); and Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond) all gathered last week to preview their upcoming shows at 54 Below. BroadwayWorld was there for the sneak peek event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Return to Broadway, 'Wicked' Film & More on Bravo
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Would Kristin Chenoweth consider playing Peter Pan in the upcoming NBC musical? Bravo's Andy Cohen aimed to find out when the actress appeared on last night's show (more...)

Photo Coverage: National Corporate Theatre Fund Honors Kristin Chenoweth at Chairman's Awards Gala
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2014

Last night at New York City's Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) honored Tony and Emmy Award Winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, and the Edgerton Foundation for their leadership in the arts at the NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala. The evening included a special performance by Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, stars of the current hit musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder; an excerpt from the highly acclaimed show Witness Uganda, currently at A.R.T. (an NCTF member theatre); and an appearance by legendary comedian Lily Tomlin, currently on tour with a solo show. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell and More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud present the premiere of Donna McKechnie's new Talk/Variety show on Monday, December 9 at 7pm. Tony-winning choreographer/director Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) was Donna's Very Special Guest for the evening, with singers Nick Adams and Nikki MacCallum singing songs from Mitchell's hit shows. Donna and Jerry discussed life, love, careers and even ended the evening with a good, old-fashioned soft-shoe, after Mitchell demonstrated his most successful audition tune, 'I Love A Piano!' Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Benefit
by Jessica Gordon - Dec 10, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, presented 2013 Gimme A Break!, honoring producer Beth Williams, last night at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. Performers included Carolee Carmelo (Parade, Falsettos), Santino Fontana (Cinderella, Billy Elliot), Jayne Houdyshell (Romeo & Juliet, Follies), Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin, Hello Again), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (The Winslow Boy, Man of La Mancha), and Jessie Mueller (On a Clear Day, Beautiful). BroadwayWorld was there for last night's festivites and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Marcia Wallace
by Walter McBride - Oct 28, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Marcia Wallace, who lent her voice to 'Edna Krabappel' on the long-running animated comedy The Simpsons for over 20 years, passed away last night, October 25, 2013. She was 70. BroadwayWorld remembers the actress with photos below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - WICKED's Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth Pose for EW's 'Reunions' Issue
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Original Wicked stars Idina Menzel (Elphaba) and Kristin Chenoweth (Glinda) will reunite for Entertainment Weekly's upcoming 'Reunions' issue this week. EW's Jess Cagle Tweeted a sneak peek at the ladies together. Scroll down to check it out! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Pamela Brumley, Christopher Guilmet and More in MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Hailed as one of the greatest musicals of all time, My Fair Lady (September 6 through October 6) is the perfect grand finale to the STAGES ST. LOUIS record-breaking 27th season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth's Private Performance & Talk Back for LA Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Kristin Chenoweth gave a private performance and participated in a talk back at the LA Philharmonic Board of Overseers Dinner in Los Angeles on Monday, August 26th. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sierra Boggess Speaks at THE BROADWAY EXPERIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

The Broadway Experience returned for a sixth summer program at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center from July 29th - August 11th. With 22 professional educators from the Broadway community, TBE offered over 60 classes, workshops, lectures, and a performance based second week. TBE also launched a new Pre-Professional level for college age students and invited Sierra Boggess as guest speaker. Sierra spoke about her life on and off the stage, and took the time to answer questions and offer advice and inspiration. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth Hosts AN EVENING WITH CAROL BURNETT
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Broadway vet Kristin Chenoweth moderated the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' AN EVENING WITH CAROL BURNETT last night, July 22nd. The sold-out event was held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ta'Rea Campbell, E. Clayton Cornelious and More in Opening Night of SISTER ACT at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment announce that SISTER ACT, the musical comedy smash direct from Broadway, play the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a 3 week engagement. Performances are now running through July 28, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a look at the opening night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: McElroy, Toro, Edelman & More Perform at NYC Museum
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 17, 2013

Broadway stars headed uptown to enhance a museum exhibit with similarly themed songs from Broadway. (more...)

First Look at Sean Hayes in New NBC Comedy SEAN SAVES THE WORLD
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2013

NBC has picked up a comedy starring Broadway vet Sean Hayes and Victor Fresco titled SEAN SAVES THE WORLD. Today NBC released the first image from the new series! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ilene Graff and Ben Lanzarone Help MAKE THE SONG YOUR OWN in LA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Brooklyn transplants and Broadway favorites, Ilene Graff (Promises, Promises / Grease / I Love My Wife) along with her husband/musical director, Ben Lanzarone, not to mention the parents of stage success Nikka Lanzarone (Chicago / Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) presented 'Make the Song Your Own', a salon style performance this week before an equally eclectic crowd, which included such noted patrons as screen stars Tippi Hedren and Dee Wallace, cabaret sensation Barbara Van Orden, Daytime Drama personality Kate Linder, commedienne Geri Jewell and ABC Entertainment reporter George Pennacchio. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth Hosts This Morning's LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

This morning on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' Broadway veteran KRISTIN CHENOWETH joined Michael Strahan as co-host. Kristin and Michael sat down with 'The Voice' mentor Usher and challenged him to a karaoke sing-off. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Concetta Tomei and Marjan Neshat in Berkeley Rep's FALLACI World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright premieres his new play at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. It is a fictional play about the last days of legendary journalist Oriana Fallaci. Don't miss this sizzling new script, which is directed by Oskar Eustis, stars Concetta Tomei and Marjan Neshat, and features an incredible team of designers. The 65th world premiere presented by Berkeley Rep, Fallaci is currently in previews in the Roda Theatre and opens March 13, running through April 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the actors onstage below! (more...)

In The Spotlight Series: Terrence Mann
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2013

The Music Box Theatre will soon be home to The American Repertory Theatre production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin, directed by Diane Paulus. Check out a photo of cast member Terrence Mann from PIPPIN's open rehearsal on March 8, 2013, in the series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jeffrey Finn Receives Whitehead Award!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Jeffrey Finn, Tony Award nominated Broadway producer, was just presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's Restaurant yesterday, March 6. Check out photos from the ceremony below! (more...)