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  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1930
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  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1928
One of the Nimble Westleyans






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Cast Announced For Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at Mill Mountain Theatre Photo Cast Announced For Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at Mill Mountain Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022

This holiday season, make a beautiful memory and embrace the holiday season with 'Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn.'

Full Casting Announced For Musical Rom-Com I LOVE YOU BECAUSE in Salem Photo Full Casting Announced For Musical Rom-Com I LOVE YOU BECAUSE in Salem
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 15, 2022

Fort Salem Theater will present the 2005 hit off-Broadway musical I LOVE YOU BECAUSE - a RomCom inspired by the “opposites attract” stylings of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, with a bit of “Friends” and “Sex and the City” thrown in for good measure! I LOVE YOU BECAUSE runs November 4 - 13 and will feature three newcomers to the FST stage!

Review: BRIGHT STAR at CenterPoint Legacy Theater Photo Review: BRIGHT STAR at CenterPoint Legacy Theater
by Hayley Westwood - Sep 27, 2022

What did our critic think of BRIGHT STAR at CenterPoint Legacy Theater?

Review: BRIGHT STAR at Derby Dinner Playhouse Photo Review: BRIGHT STAR at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Taylor Clemons - Sep 7, 2022

What did our critic think of BRIGHT STAR at Derby Dinner Playhouse? Derby Dinner Playhouse is known for it's crowd pleasing entertainment. While their usual fare seems to be cheesy fun; every once in a while they pick a lesser known gem of a show that audiences didn't know they would love. For example, Derby Dinner's production of Bonnie and Clyde comes to mind when I think about it in that fashion, and I'd say Bright Star falls into the category of a lesser known show turned real crown pleaser when they give it a chance.

Full Cast Announced for Steve Martin And Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR At Fort Salem Th Photo Full Cast Announced for Steve Martin And Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR At Fort Salem Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2022

Bluegrass and the Blue Ridge mountains soon take the Fort Salem Theater mainstage in Bright Star, the hit Grammy Award–and Tony Award–nominated Broadway musical written by comedian Steve Martin and celebrated songwriter Edie Brickell.

Cast Announced for Toronto Premiere of BRIGHT STAR Photo Cast Announced for Toronto Premiere of BRIGHT STAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022

Garner Theatre Productions released its cast list for the Actor-Musician workshop of Bright Star, the Tony nominated bluegrass musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. This will be the first Toronto production of the Broadway musical. Bright Star's public presentations of the workshop will take place August 25 & 26.

Florida Studio Theatre Presents MAYTAG VIRGIN Beginning This Month Photo Florida Studio Theatre Presents MAYTAG VIRGIN Beginning This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents Maytag Virgin, an uplifting Southern love story by Audrey Cefaly, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright. Called “Touching” and “A real joy to see” by DC Metro Theatre Arts, Maytag Virgin is a heartfelt comedy about love, loss, life, and laundry.

Farmers Alley Theatre to Stage Production of BRIGHT STAR Photo Farmers Alley Theatre to Stage Production of BRIGHT STAR
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022

From award-winning screenwriter and playwright Steve Martin (Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Roxanne) and chart-topping singer-songwriter Edie Brickell comes a world premiere American musical inspired by their Grammy Award-winning collaboration “Love Has Come For You.” Bright Star features nearly 20 new songs—Americana with a touch of rock—and tells a beguiling tale that unfolds in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1923 and 1945. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives. This is the regional premiere of this entertaining musical about enduring love, family ties, and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star.

VIDEO: Check Out the Teaser Trailer for the World Premiere Musical TRADING PLACES Photo VIDEO: Check Out the Teaser Trailer for the World Premiere Musical TRADING PLACES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Take a look at the teaser trailer for the world premiere musical Trading Places at Alliance Theatre! Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable. The cast is led by Aneesa Folds and Bryce Pinkham.

VIDEO: Bryce Pinkham & McKenzie Kurtz Perform 'Money Isn't Everything' From TRADING P Photo VIDEO: Bryce Pinkham & McKenzie Kurtz Perform 'Money Isn't Everything' From TRADING PLACES World Premiere Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Alliance Theatre is presenting the world premiere musical, Trading Places. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.

Jimmy Ray Videos

BWW TV: Highlights From BRIGHT STAR At Florida Studio Theatre Videoplay
BWW TV: Highlights From BRIGHT STAR At Florida Studio Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 26, 2019

Florida Studio Theatre presents Bright Star, the five-time Tony-nominated musical and winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical. Called a?oeShininga?? and a?oeOutstandinga?? by The Observer, Bright Star tells an inspiring story of forbidden love, betrayal, and the power of compassion.

VIDEO: The Cast Of ANYTHING GOES At Arena Stage Honors indigenous People Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast Of ANYTHING GOES At Arena Stage Honors indigenous People

by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2018

This week, Molly Smith and the cast of Anything Goes at Arena Stage chose to honor and support Indigenous Peoples' Day (Oct 8). Just as those at sea use Morse code to send SOS alerts, the cast of Anything Goes -- joined by Molly's partner, Suzanne Blue Star Boy -- taps out a call to action in the video below to bring awareness to the epidemic of murdered, kidnapped, and missing Native women in the United States and Canada:

STAGE TUBE: MODERN FAMILY's Sarah Hyland Sings 'Don't Speak' with SCREAM! Co-Star
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2014

MODERN FAMILY star Sarah Hyland is currently appearing in the musical SCREAM! alongside Jonah Platt, Missi Pyle, Christine Lakin, and Nicole Parker. Hyland recently took to Instagram to post a clip of her and Platt singing 'Don't Speak,' on stage, with the caption, 'This happened tonight and it made me happy. #dontspeak #theunauthorizedmusicalparodyofscream @jonahplatt' Check out the performance clip below!

STAGE TUBE: Rome Wasn't Built in a Day - Transforming a Theater for 'AROUND THE WORLD'
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2013

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS continues off-Broadway, with Gary Littman & Matt Lutz having just stepped into the roles of Passepartout & Detective Fix, respectively, and Guy Lemonnier heading the cast as the phlegmatic Phileas Fogg, with Shirine Babb and Jimmy Ray Bennett rounding out the ensemble. Rachel Klein directs. Below, watch a fun, behind-the-scenes featurette showing the full transformation of The New Theater for Around the World in 80 Days!

STAGE TUBE: BOOK OF MORMON Tour Sings 'Seasons of Love'
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2012

Broadway Barre, a monthly event hosted by Kate Pazakis (South Pacific, South Park), happened last night, October 22. This month's special guests were Euan Morton (Taboo), Audra Mae (Recording Artist), Jimmy Ray Bennet (Nuclear Family), Todd Buonopane (30 Rock, Grease), and from the Book of Mormon National Tour: Michael Buchanan (The Addams Family, Cry Baby), Marisha Wallace (Rent, Sistas!), JR Bruno (West Side Story), Daniel Le Claire (Hairspray), and Samantha Marie Ware (The Lion King, Rent). In the video below, the company of Book of Mormon sings Rent's 'Seasons of Love' with solos by Kate Pazakis, Shane Scheel, and Marisha Wallace.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2011

La Jolla Playhouse presents a new adaptation of Sleeping Beauty Wakes, book by Tony Award-winning librettist Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), with a score by composer Brendan Milburn and lyricist Valerie Vigoda, both of the acclaimed trio GrooveLily (Striking 12, Long Story Short), and directed by Rebecca Taichman, who will also direct The Playhouse's 2011/12 world premiere of Milk Like Sugar. A co-production with Princeton's McCarter Theatre Center, Sleeping Beauty Wakes runs July 19 - August 21 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Tickets are available at www.LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling the box office at (858) 550-1010. Sleeping Beauty Wakes is sponsored by U.S. Bank and ResMed Inc.

STAGE TUBE: SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES Trailer!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2011

McCarter Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty Wakes, a new musical featuring a book by Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and a score by composer Brendan Milburn and lyricist Valerie Vigoda, both of the acclaimed trio GrooveLily. The production, which runs through June 5, is directed by Rebecca Taichman, who delighted McCarter audiences with her 2009 production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The show had its opening night Friday, May 6. Following the McCarter run, the production will move to La Jolla Playhouse. Check out a sneak peek of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at McCarter Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2011

McCarter Theatre is proud to announce complete casting and creative team for Sleeping Beauty Wakes, a new musical featuring a book by Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and a score by composer Brendan Milburn and lyricist Valerie Vigoda, both of the acclaimed trio GrooveLily. The production, which runs from April 29 through June 5, will be directed by Rebecca Taichman, who delighted McCarter audiences with her 2009 production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Opening Night is set for Friday, May 6. Following the McCarter run, the production will move to La Jolla Playhouse.


Jimmy Ray Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jimmy Ray been in?
Jimmy Ray has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Jimmy Ray been in?
Jimmy Ray has not appeared in the West End