Hi, my name is Anthony Hazzard. I am a Contributing Editor and Digital Marketing Specialist for Broadway World. My love for theatre came alive only a few years ago from my best friend who is a Broadway producer. In just a few years I have become a producer and investor for Lincoln Center, Roundabout Theatre Company and Manhattan Theatre Club. In that time I have seen nearly 150 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and I am a regular at many Galas, The Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards. I eat, sleep, and breathe the theatre.
After performing in countless musicals across the island, Jae Hughes finally goes from scene stealer in the ensemble to full fledge star. The Merrick Theatre cast the terrific Hughes as Jesus in their entertaining production of Stephen Schwartz' 'Godspell' and all is right with the world!BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL at Cultural Arts Playhouse Syosset July 10, 2018
Another opening, another show, but this time it's at a brand new theater in Babylon Village. No longer will we have to deal with the unpredictable LIRR to see a hit musical, we can see a big Broadway show with big Broadway names both on and offstage right here on Long Island. The radiant and comfy-cozy Argyle Theatre just opened it's doors for the first time with a dazzling production of Frank Loesser's 'Guys and Dolls.'BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts March 29, 2018
It's 'Girls' Night Out' at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts' electrifying production of 'Mamma Mia!' The ABBA musical brings down the house and features an energetic gang of Long Island's finest actors including the amazing Michelle Rubino who steals the spotlight as bride to be Sophie.BWW Review: LANFORD WILSON'S 5TH OF JULY at Five Towns College March 28, 2018
It was an enchanting gathering with the Talley family at the Five Towns College Performing Arts Center's dynamite production of Lanford Wilson's 'Fifth Of July.' This Broadway classic was beautifully and intimately brought back to life by director Milton Justice. It was as if we were members of the Talley family, sitting in their backyard watching and witnessing our relatives, played by an amazing troop of fresh young actors, mix family squabble with laughter and tears.BWW Review: NUNSENSE at Theatre Three February 26, 2018
The hooting, hollering, and Hail Marying the other evening at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson was for the fabulous five sisters of Hoboken in a rousing production of Dan Goggin's 'Nunsense!' This holy ensemble features some of the most talented actresses on Long Island who sing, dance and pray their way right into our heart and funnybone.BWW Review: LIONEL BART'S OLIVER at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts December 6, 2017
Halloween comes early this year to the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre in Oakdale as they opened their newest musical 'Jekyll and Hyde.' This chilling version of the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and his alter ego Mr. Hyde is chock full of tricks, treats, and as always, riveting performances.BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at BroadHollow Theatre Company September 17, 2017
The kids in Sweet Apple, Ohio are hooting and hollering over the arrival of Conrad Birdie and so is the audience over at the Broadhollow Theatre Company in Elmont. Bye Bye Birdie, the Broadway smash musical from 1960, is back and better than ever! Albert, Rosie, Hugo and Kim are also here to bring us back to a much simpler time when kids were kids and music sounded like music.BWW Review: PIPPIN at SoLuna Studios July 22, 2017
It was a magical night at the SoLuna Studio as the exceptional cast of 'Pippin' graced the stage, sang and danced in the aisles, and at times, wound up performing in our laps. Composer Stephen Schwartz' masterpiece is brought to life by a talented bunch of young actors and actresses who are certainly on their way to Broadway. Not only does this energetic cast perform the entire 1972 Broadway musical with great gusto and pride but they also created an exceptional circus atmosphere, reminiscent of the 2013 Broadway revival, which brought 'Pippin' to a whole new exciting level.BWW Review: GREASE at John Engeman Theater July 16, 2017
You're a guest at the riotous wedding of Rebecca Steinberg and Brian Howard in Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts' fantastic musical production 'It Shoulda Been You.' Family squabble, friendly foolery, and shocking surprises are all present in this delightful show that revolves around a young couple on their wedding day. This Long Island premiere has a book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove with music by Barbara Anselmi. Michael Cooper, Will Randall, Carla Rose Fisher, Ernie Lijo, and Jill Abramovitz also contributed to the lyrics.BWW Review: COMPANY at StageLight Entertainment At The Bacca Arts Center in Lindenhurst, Long Island March 8, 2017
Stephen Sondheim's Broadway smash 'Company' is alive and well at the BACCA Arts Center in Lindenhurst. Presented by StageLight Entertainment, this production of the 1970 musical is a smash hit! Performed with linear staging and in a very intimate setting, this smart production felt like it was being performed in the living room by your favorite and annoying circle of friends.BWW Review: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG MOVIE PREMIERE at Cinema Arts Centre Huntington March 8, 2017
Before Broadway's 'Hamilton' composer Lin-Manuel Miranda was the name on everybody's lips, Stephen Sondheim dominated the title of leading composer and lyricist in the 1970's and 1980's. After having both critical and commercial success with the Broadway musicals 'Company,' 'Follies,' 'A Little Night Music,' 'Pacific Overtures,' and 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Merrily We Roll Along,' starring a gaggle of fresh and talented youngsters opened at the Alvin Theater on November 16, 1981 and closed after fifty-two previews and sixteen regular performances. At the time, the show was the most anticipated amongst the Broadway community and the most panned by the critics on opening night. Only the score received a Tony Award nomination and still ranks as one of the composer's best.BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the BroadHollow Theatre Company in Elmont March 6, 2017
'9 to 5' is Broadhollow at Elmont's latest musical and it is a hoot! Those familiar with the vintage movie and those currently in the working world will certainly enjoy this timeless tale of three secretaries getting revenge on their 'sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot' of a boss. Dolly Parton, who starred in the film along with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, created the music and lyrics to accompany the Broadway musical which played a brief run in 2009. A national tour of the show followed as well as several regional theater productions. Now at the Broadhollow, Violet, Judy, and Doralee are back and better than ever!BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS JR. at The Schools Of St.Mary Performing Arts Department And The St.Mary's Elementary School March 6, 2017
There's nothing like an old fashioned Broadway musical and St. Mary's fantastic production of 'Guys and Dolls' presented by their performing arts department makes everything right with the world. This classic fable of gamblers, showgirls, sinners, and evangelists has been on Broadway four times but never performed on the Great White Way by elementary school students. Watching this professional and dazzling production, it was hard to believe the actors were only children singing and dancing their hearts out. With such melodic gems as 'Luck Be A Lady,' 'Bushel and a Peck,' and 'I'll Know,' this musical fantasy is timeless!BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre November 30, 2016
The holidays came early this year to the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre in Oakdale as they present the blissful Irving Berlin tuner 'White Christmas' through December 18. This cheerful old fashioned Broadway musical is based on the classic Paramount motion picture starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as song and dance men searching for stardom while looking for love on the way. Misunderstandings, mayhem, and mountains of mistletoe all ensure an endearing love story and the happiest holiday for all.BWW Review: MONTY PYTHONS SPAMALOT at Noel S. Ruiz October 24, 2016
"Monty Python's Spamalot," the Tony Award winning Broadway musical comes to life at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre until November 5 in Oakdale, New York and it is spectacular! From the hysterical performances to the amazing sets and vibrant costumes, this production dazzles and shines!