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Ashley LaChant


Video Roundup: HAMILTON Gets Three New Stars! Meet Burr, Angelica & Washington!
August 1, 2016

As HAMILTON continues its journey as a nationwide phenomenon, the Chicago company is growing, and the Broadway cast has welcomed new changes since their 11 Tony award-winning sweep in June. As BroadwayWorld reported earlier, the Chicago production of HAMILTON has found its Aaron Burr in two-time Tony award nominee Joshua Henry, and the Broadway cast will now feature Mandy Gonzalez and Jonathan Kirkland as Angelica Schuyler and George Washington, respectively.

BWW Interview: Kristin Piacentile Brings Janis Joplin to Life in AN EVENING WITH JANIS JOPLIN
August 1, 2016

Playing the Capital Repertory Theatre in a co-production with Virginia's Barter Theatre, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN delights audiences with a concert style show that captures the legendary rocker in the prime of her career. BroadwayWorld sat down with Kristin Piacentile, who plays Joplin for select performances, to learn more about what it's like to embody such a legendary woman onstage.

Meet Your New Principal: Jenn Gambatese Joins SCHOOL OF ROCK
August 1, 2016

Jenn Gambatese has been tapped to join the cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway, succeeding Sierra Boggess in the role of Rosalie Mullins after Boggess plays her last performance on August 9th, 2016. No stranger to the stage, Gambatese has originated the Broadway roles of Jane in Tarzan and Natalie in All Shook Up, played Glinda in the first national tour of Wicked, and was also on Broadway in: Hairspray, Is He Dead?, A Year with Frog and Toad, and made her B'way debut in Footloose.

BWW Flashback: Jesse Tyler Ferguson's FULLY COMMITTED Takes its Final Bow
July 31, 2016

FULLY COMMITTED, Jesse Tyler Ferguson's hilarious one man comedy, will play its final Broadway performance at the Lyceum Theatre this Sunday, July 31, 2016. FULLY COMMITTED started previews on April 1st, and after an opening on April 25th and an extended run, it will have played 28 previews and 104 performances. BroadwayWorld takes a look back on the show's Broadway run below!

Jump Into Oz- WICKED Gives a 360 Look at Curtain Call!
July 25, 2016

Ever wanted to see what a WICKED curtain call looks like from the Gershwin Theatre stage? Now you can, as WICKED has just posted a Facebook 360 picture, which enables viewers to click and drag around a complete stage view, three hundred and sixty degrees of swankified, interactive photo goodness. Check out the whole photo here!

Hiss Golden Messenger Announce HEART LIKE A LEVEE World Tour
July 19, 2016

Following last week's announcementof new album Heart Like a Levee (out everywhere October 7 on Merge Records), Hiss Golden Messenger share details of their world tour, beginning October 14 in Asheville, NC. It will see Hiss Golden Messenger creative force M.C. Taylor and his band travel throughout North America before playing shows in the UK and Europe in December.

BWW Interview: Playwright Natalie Margolin's THE POWER OF PUNCTUATION Makes its New York Debut
July 12, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere production of THE POWER OF PUNCTUATION, a new play by Natalie Margolin. Opening July 15 and playing 11 performances only, through August 6 at the Davenport Theatre, it's a play about friendship, sex and commas. BroadwayWorld sat down with the playwright, Natalie Margolin, to learn more about her creative process.

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
July 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage!

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Damiano Gets Some Hilariously Jennuine Advice from Lesli Margherita
July 11, 2016

In preparation for her first cabaret show at 54 Below, Tony Award-Nominee Jennifer Damiano sits down on her couch for a video series called JENNUINE QUESTIONS, where she looks to Lesli Margherita to calm her pre-show jitters. Click below to watch Margherita clear all her troubles away with some star power advice.

BWW Interview: Broadway-Bound Allison Semmes Is Living Her Dream as MOTOWN's Diana Ross
July 10, 2016

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL has wowed audiences across the country, and after an exciting run on Broadway and a national tour, the magic of MOTOWN makes its way back to the Nederlander Theater for a limited 18 week engagement. BroadwayWorld sat down with the lovely Allison Semmes, who, after two and a half years in the MOTOWN family, continues to sparkle in the role of Diana Ross.

Video Roundup: Nick Kroll & Jon Mulaney's Broadway-Bound OH, HELLO at its Finest
June 27, 2016

Get ready for a night of laughter on the Great White Way! As BroadwayWorld has recently reported, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney will be taking their famed alter egos Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland to the Broadway stage with Oh, Hello this fall. After a successful off-Broadway run, OH, HELLO will return to New York at The Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Performances will begin on September 23, and will run through January 8 2017. Alex Timbers directs. OH, HELLO on BROADWAY is Gil and George's 'memoir for the stage' - a laugh-a-minute two-man tour-de-force that's part scripted, part spontaneous comedy, and totally unprecedented. Tickets for Oh, Hello on BROADWAY are now on sale through, The Lyceum Theatre box office opens on August 26.

Tickets Now on Sale for Natalie Margolin's THE POWER OF PUNCTUATION
June 21, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere production of THE POWER OF PUNCTUATION, a new play by Natalie Margolin opening July 15 and playing 11 performances only through August 6 at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street).

BWW Interview: Broadway's Michael Longoria Talks SONGS FOR NEW ALTERNATIVES, His LGBT Youth Benefit
June 21, 2016

Michael Longoria kicks off New York Pride with SONGS FOR NEW ALTERNATIVES, a star-studded fundraiser to empower LGBT youth and raise money for the New Alternatives center. BroadwayWorld spoke with Longoria to learn more about the event, his passion for the community, and his heartfelt album, BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK.

BWW Interview: Get to Know Nick Choksi, Star of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks THE TOMB OF KING TOT
June 15, 2016

As Clubbed Thumb kicks off it's annual Summerworks collection, THE TOMB OF KING TOT is the second play in the line up, described as a comedy with a twist. An actor, musician and illustrator, Nick Choksi is no stranger to the arts, starring in KING TOT, his second Summerworks production. This fall, he'll be making his Broadway debut in NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. BroadwayWorld sat down with Choksi to learn more about his work.