BROADWAY AT THE W Returns to The Loft Stage at W Hollywood This Month

BROADWAY AT THE W Returns to The Loft Stage at W Hollywood This MonthOn June 24, musical theater revue show BROADWAY AT THE W triumphantly returns to The Loft stage at W Hollywood. The 2015 debut BROADWAY AT THE W show was a sold-out success with a line of ticket holders stretching down Hollywood Blvd. The 2016 show sees the return of many Broadway actors, dancers and producers from Tony Award winning and fan-favorite shows including "Hamilton," "South Pacific," and "The Book of Mormon." These actors also star in hit TV series including HBO's "Vinyl," and ABC's "Secrets and Lies." Celebrities Charlie Barnett (NBC's "Chicago Fire," ABC's "Secrets and Lies"), and Salli Richardson-Whitfield (ABC Family's "Stitchers," CBS' "NCIS") will join as special guests for the June 24 show. The evening will close with DJ Amanda Seales inspiring the audience to make a masterpiece of the dance floor.

"Our 2015 show proved that while Los Angeles is a TV and Film town, it secretly loves Musical Theatre, and we want to share the art form with LA as we have come to know it, through our collective experiences on Broadway," said producer and singer Victor Hawks. "So many gifted Broadway artists are in LA working in TV and film. We wanted to make the highest caliber of Broadway performers accessible to people in LA, and the line at our first show proved that people are starving for it!"

BROADWAY AT THE W was derived from producer/actress Mekia Cox's (Secrets & Lies) desire to bring the magic of the stage out to the west coast. "Majoring in Musical Theater in college and then being a part of multiple national Broadway tours, there's a part of my soul that always longs for the stage," explains Cox.

"Coming from the Broadway hub of New York City we wanted to bring more musical theatre to LA," said Mike Evariste and Tiffany Evariste, who's list of Broadway credits include 10 Broadway shows. "And we wanted to present it in a different way. We knew hosting it within the W Hotel would beautifully combine the art form with a social setting. An intimate and fun way to have that Broadway experience in LA."

The show features four stages, dance floor, and live musicians truly enveloping the audience in Broadway song and dance. Tickets start at $20 with advance purchase for standing room, and increase up to $500 VIP sections.

"We take in so much of our content on the internet, and it is impersonal and detached in a lot of ways, I think it is important to keep live performance alive because it forces us to deal with our humanity on an intimate and personal level," said Daniel J Watts of Broadway's record-breaking success, "Hamilton."

"I think LA needs BROADWAY AT THE W, and through what I call 'Watts Words' my mission is to help audiences focus on their social similarities as opposed to their differences, and in the unique way Broadway at the W bridges this message with music, it allows me to bring this message to LA in an innovative and important way," continued Watts.

"Having a background in dance I've come to know some amazing choreographers" says Cox " And I recognize that we tend to praise the dancers for their execution, which is great, however we rarely get to appreciate the choreographers, and I love that our show does that. It brings all the pieces together: the music, the talent, the performance and we celebrate it all."

New to the 2016 show is the Choreographers Showcase. The concept was developed by new Producer Vivian Nixon of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in order to put a spotlight on the vibrant dance community in LA. These young and hungry choreographers are primed for their Broadway choreography debuts. Jessica Lea Patty, Lyric Cruz, William Harris, Mychal McChulle and Brandon O'Neil have performed on the Broadway stage in shows including "A Chorus Line" and "A Boy fro, Oz;" with artists including Beyoncé and Missy Elliot; and choreographed dances for "So You Think You Can Dance" and "American Idol." These bright, diverse talents will bring their chops to BROADWAY AT THE W's thrilling and emotional dance numbers.

BROADWAY AT THE W is currently being developed in New York for the W Times Square. Its sister show, Broadway Unplugged, is a series of intimate concerts at The Living Room, W Hollywood. Broadway Unplugged features casts from the Broadway touring companies at the Pantages Theater. To date, these concert series have featured the casts of "Motown the Musical," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Kinky Boots," and "42nd Street" performing their favorite songs to live acoustic guitar. Broadway Unplugged will launch as BROADWAY AT THE W New York City at the W Times Square on July 10, beginning with the Tony Award nominated "Waitress" cast, host by Daniel J. Watts of "Hamilton."

The BROADWAY AT THE W show on June 24 at W Hollywood show is produced by Mekia Cox ("Secrets and Lies," JJ Abrams "Undercovers," Michael Jackson's "This Is It"), and Detra Hicks ("Once Familiar") for Little Man Productions; Tiffany Evariste ("Motown the Musical," "Mary Poppins," Tony Award winning "Memphis"), and Tony nominated producer and actor Mike Evariste (Tony Award winning "Book of Mormon," Tony Award nominated play "Disgraced," Tony Award winning "South Pacific," Tony Award winning "Hair"); Victor Hawks (Tony Award winning "Urinetown", Tony Award winning "South Pacific," "LES MISERABLES") and Malcolm Goodwin (CW's "iZombie") for Vision Vehicle Productions; and Vivian Nixon, Associate Artistic Director of Debbie Allen Dance Academy; in association with Daniel J. Watts, (Tony Award winning "Hamilton"). Adam Bravo returns as Conductor, and Wilkie Ferguson joins as Music Director.

BROADWAY AT THE W stars Daniel J Watts (Tony Award winning "Hamilton," Tony Award winning "In the Heights," Tony Award winning "Memphis"), Noah Weisberg (Tony Award winning "South Pacific," "Legally Blonde"), Rudy Cardenas ("American Idol"), Kelsey Griswold ("American Crime Story"), Ashley Loren ("Jekyll & Hyde," "American Idiot"), Adrianna Rose Lyons ("Rock of Ages," "Hair" at the Hollywood Bowl), Brandon Rogers ("American Idol"), Amir Talai ("We Will Rock You," "Kung Fu Panda"), and producers and singers Mekia Cox and Victor Hawks.

The producers and actors have performed in over 25 Broadway and National Touring shows; including 12 Tony Award winning, and 18 Tony Award nominated Broadway shows. The June 24th show will feature numbers from musical theater classics, and hot new shows.

Comedian, Host and DJ Amanda Seales is a true Renaissance woman who has made her mark as a TV personality on major outlets including VH1, HLN, CNN, MTV, BET, AOL and Huffington Post; culture critic and DJ. Seales holds a master's degree in African American studies from Columbia University, and is an in demand speaker on topics relating to women, African American studies, Hip Hop, pop culture, social awareness and more. Seales can currently be seen in her acclaimed blog/web show "Things I Learned this Week," and "Get Your Life."

The doors open with a pre-show begin at 8:00 p.m. The main show begins at 9:00 p.m. DJ Amanda Seales will begin her set after the main show, and conclude at 2:00 a.m. Tickets start at $20 advance/$25 at the door cover charge for outer seating and standing room (complimentary for hotel guests). Reserved Seats, Tables and VIP Couches are available at the $35, $150 SOLD OUT, $300 SOLD OUT, $400 and $500 levels. VIP pricing is based on minimum spend and priority seating.

BROADWAY AT THE W Opens June 24 at 8:00pm. Main show at 9:00pm. For more information please visit BroadwayattheW.com

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