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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro contributes exclusive scholarly columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Theatrical Throwback Thursdays, Flash Friday and Flash Special as well as additional special features, world premiere clips and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more. He also wrote and directed two sold-out 2014 BroadwayWorld charity concert events featuring all-star casts, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM.



AT LONG LAST LOVE Soundtrack Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/18
August 4, 2015

A Cole Porter revue comes to CD!

THE DESCENDANTS Starring Kristin Chenoweth Now Available On DVD
August 4, 2015

Get your copy of THE DESCENDANTS on DVD now!

TRUE DETECTIVE's Abigail Spencer Talks Love Of Broadway & Passing It On To Her Son
August 4, 2015

TRUE DETECTIVE's standout star is a big theatre fan!

Jessie Mueller Talks Sara Bareilles, Pie & WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL
August 4, 2015

The Tony Award-winning leading lady talks all about WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL!

Michael Urie, Sara Chase & More Join CLUE Tribute Event At 54 Below, 9/3
August 4, 2015

The stars come out to tribute to the iconic film!

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10 Raddest & Baddest Rap Songs In Broadway History
August 5, 2015

Musical theatre is not generally known for being an early adopter of up-to-the-minute trends in popular music, particularly since the advent of rock n roll and the great divide between popular music and theatre music began in the 1950s. Nevertheless, the presence of modern music idioms in contemporary musicals is a fascinating and often wildly entertaining element to assess when analyzing the great pantheon of scores that have graced the Great White Way. With the predominance of rap music in popular music for the majority of the last 30 years, it comes as no surprise that many musicals have employed the genre in the storytelling and song styling designed specifically for the shows, but the level of success as storytelling devices, character showpieces and as authentic rap music itself varies. Of course, with HAMILTON set to open on Broadway later this month, all of New York City is talking about the persuasive power of the scores of Lin-Manuel Miranda, he who was responsible for multiple rap showstoppers in his self-penned Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS as well as the hip hop tunes in the screen-to-stage adaptation of BRING IT ON, so now is a perfect time to take a look back at some of the most memorable and revolutionary uses of rap music on Broadway to date.

PARADISE FOUND: THE LOST SONGS OF JIM STEINMAN Starring Tyce Green Set For 54 Below, 11/21
August 4, 2015

Discover the hidden gems of one of rock's most successful songwriters!

LYSISTRATA JONES Broadway Cast Set To Reunite At 54 Below, 12/6
August 3, 2015

Get Greek with the LYSISTRATA JONES reunion!

Win a Meet & Greet with Sam Rockwell at FOOL FOR LOVE on Broadway; Deadline Today!
August 4, 2015

A Hollywood headliner comes to Broadway!

DRIVING MISS DAISY, Starring Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones, Out on DVD Today
August 4, 2015

DRIVING MISS DAISY races onto DVD today!

Beverley Knight Shares Excitement Over West End CATS: 'Should Be A Good Run!' & Talks Preparation In New Video
August 3, 2015

The world prepares to welcome a new Grizabella to the fresh new West End CATS revival!

Hilarious New Parody Video Promo For SOMETHING ROTTEN! Broadway Cast Recording
August 3, 2015

Something Rotten! makes fun of the music industry with witty new parody ad!

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Alice Ripley Stars In SUGAR! Brand New Details On All-Star Soundtrack
August 3, 2015

Check out this brand new information on the upcoming music-themed movie SUGAR! starring Tony Award winner Alice Ripley!

SOUND OFF World Premiere: Emily Padgett & Tyce Green In 'Love Duet' Music Video From STARMITES At 54 Below
August 2, 2015

A memorable romantic moment from STARMITES at 54 Below!

AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE's Jon Peter Lewis Joins Jewish Songwriters 54 Below Tribute, 8/5
July 31, 2015

A standout from AMERICAN IDOL and THE VOICE joins 54 Below's tribute!

PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME Now Available For The First Time On DVD
July 31, 2015

A rare original TV musical comes to DVD at last!

Original 1955 & 1956 PETER PAN Starring Mary Martin Makes Blu-Ray Debut, 8/25
July 31, 2015

Two classic theatrical telecasts make their Blu-ray debut!

July 31, 2015

A school favorite comes to 54 Below!

Sara Bareilles Talks WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL & 'Finding My Voice'
July 31, 2015

The songwriter opens up about WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL!

Extended Video! Beverley Knight Sings & Talks CATS With Andrew Lloyd Webber
August 1, 2015

A new leading lady prepares to star in the West End CATS revival!

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