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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.


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BWW EXCLUSIVE: A CHORUS LINE's 'Casey' Speaks! Hunter Agnew Talks Gender-Bended Canadian Production
August 3, 2015

One of the hottest stories of the summer has been Canadian regional theater Blue Canoe Theatrical Productions' game-changing and gender-bended mounting of classic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A CHORUS LINE featuring a male actor in the leading role of Cassie, now referred to as Casey. Today, Kingston actor Hunter Agnew speaks exclusively to BroadwayWorld about how he became involved in the production, the revolutionary take on the show envisioned by the creative team for this production as well as his own thoughts on portraying a character traditionally played by an actress - of course, Broadway legend Donna McKechnie famously originally essayed the part and won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress In A Musical for her efforts. Go inside the production and learn all about a buzz-worthy new take on a familiar classic below and be sure to check out BroadwayWorld's previous coverage of the production that closed late last month, available here.

FLASH FRIDAY: Tom Cruise Sings! The Superstar Croons Tunes Ranging From Meat Loaf To ROCK OF AGES & Beyond
July 31, 2015

This week, in honor of Tom Cruise's epic TONIGHT SHOW performance we look back at his best musical moments!

Marc Shaiman Talks Iconic TONIGHT SHOW Moments, Bette Midler, Theatre Roots & More
July 30, 2015

A music master reflects on some career highlights!

Constantine Maroulis Joins ROCK OF AGES Band for New Jersey Gig Tonight
July 31, 2015

The Tony Award nominated ROCK OF AGES star teams with the Rock Of Ages band!

Rachel Resheff Performs Powerful 'Carrie' Live At 54 Below
July 30, 2015

A fresh new take on a powerful CARRIE showstopper!

Bill Condon Discusses New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film: 'You Will Believe A Beast Can Waltz!'
July 30, 2015

The director shares new details on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

DEX! A KILLER MUSICAL Indiegogo Campaign Launched, Ends 8/20
July 30, 2015

TV's favorite serial killer comes to the stage!

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE WIZ Eases On Down Many Magical Roads For 40 Years
July 30, 2015

In acknowledgement of the many exciting news items this week pertaining to THE WIZ, it is the topic of today's tribute.

Josh Gad & Luke Evans In First Set Photo Working On BEAUTY & THE BEAST
July 29, 2015

A first look at the stars on set in BEAUTY & THE BEAST!

Constantine Maroulis Joins Rock Of Ages Band For New Jersey Gig, 7/31
July 29, 2015

The Tony Award nominated ROCK OF AGES star teams with the Rock Of Ages band!

Remastered AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Deluxe Movie Soundtrack Now Available On iTunes
July 29, 2015

A remastered take on a cinema classic!

THE BIG QUIZ THING Comes To New York Historical Society With Broadway Night, 8/7
July 29, 2015

Show off your Broadway knowledge!

Listen Up! Full FUN HOME Original Cast Recording On YouTube
July 29, 2015

Revisit the sounds of this year's Best Musical!

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-Bending
July 29, 2015

Lines are blurring. Gender-bending is seemingly everywhere these days, from high fashion ads to news coverage to I AM CAIT, Queen Latifah as The Wiz and beyond. Furthermore, one of the most provocative and popular stories of last week was the news of a Canadian regional production of A CHORUS LINE casting a male actor in the leading role of Cassie, renamed Casey. With the additional angle of Broadway currently being abuzz with the appearance of stage and screen star Taye Diggs stepping into the iconic high heels of the titular character in the recently multi-Tony Award-winning musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH - itself centered on a transsexual character - it seems as though now would be the ideal time to consider some other musical theatre mainstays and how they could be re-purposed and refreshed with a gender-bended twist. Although certain roles seems tailor-made to such treatment, it is illuminating to consider the rich possibilities that could potentially be afforded in the experience of witnessing the right performer of perhaps the perceivably wrong sex tackling a role normally associated with the opposite gender. Who knows, maybe a female Phantom or a make Elphaba are not that wildly spurious or far-fetched to consider given the compelling performances that have been given by unlikely actors in roles traditionally portrayed in a certain way. Theatre is nothing without reinvention and these are my top 10 picks for musicals I would like to see taken on with fresh eyes and a new outlook.

54 Below Tributes Tina Turner with SIMPLY THE BEST Tonight, Featuring Cheryl Freeman & Jack Noseworthy
July 29, 2015

54 Below is ready to show Tina Turner what Broadway's got to do with her!

Constantine Maroulis & Brooke Shields In Hilarious New La-Z-Boy 'As The Room Turns' Video
July 28, 2015

Two theatre stars soap up on the small screen!

August Wilson's Entire 10-Play Century Cycle Now Available In Full To Stream
July 28, 2015

Relive the epic cycle by August Wilson!

Emily Padgett Rocks Lady Gaga's 'The Edge Of Glory' Live At 54 Below
July 28, 2015

A Lady Gaga hit done proud!

Whoddunit?! CLUE Set For Tribute Event At 54 Below, 9/3
July 28, 2015

Pay tribute to the iconic film!

Liz Callaway's FOR THE RECORD Concert & Live Recording Set For Tonight
July 28, 2015

A Broadway regular makes a live album!



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