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SCOTT COULTER'S GIVE MY REGARDS...A COMPETITION LIKE NO OTHER! Launches Second Year Photo SCOTT COULTER'S GIVE MY REGARDS...A COMPETITION LIKE NO OTHER! Launches Second Year
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 23, 2022

After a successful first showing, Scott Coulter's singing competition returns for another year.

BWW Interview: Jason Graae of PERFECT HERMANY at 42nd Street Moon Celebrates the Lega Photo BWW Interview: Jason Graae of PERFECT HERMANY at 42nd Street Moon Celebrates the Legacy of His Dear Friend Jerry Herman
by Jim Munson - Apr 14, 2021

San Francisco’s revered 42nd Street Moon kicks off its 2021 “Moonbeams” season with Jason Graae in Perfect Hermany, a tribute to the late, great Jerry Herman, writer of such classic musicals as Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage Aux Folles. The title Perfect Hermany is an unusually apt one as Graae is the perfect interpreter of Herman’s work, having starred in a much-lauded production Herman’s The Grand Tour in LA and toured for years with Herman in Hello, Jerry!, a revue of Herman’s work. Perfect Hermany is available for streaming on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 2, 2021. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit 42ndStreetMoon.org. Among his many credits, Graae has appeared on Broadway numerous times, toured extensively as The Wizard in Wicked, performed with major symphonies across the country, recorded dozens of musical theater albums and has enjoyed a long association with 42nd Street Moon. He is known for the improbable combination of his antic, go-for-broke comedic style and the impeccable musicianship of his soaring tenor. He is the type of performer who can make you bust a gut one moment, and then melt your heart the next.   BroadwayWorld caught up with Graae last week from his home base in LA soon after he had completed filming Perfect Hermany. We talked about his long association with both Herman and 42nd Street Moon, his favorite Herman songs, a couple of key roles that somehow got away from him and a few he still hopes to have a go at. Graae is always a blast to talk to. It seems the guy just is incapable of not being funny, but he is also thoughtful and kind, and sort of a walking treasure trove of theatrical lore. The following conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity.

BWW Feature: Cabaret Community Joins In Sorrow to Mourn Rick Jensen Photo BWW Feature: Cabaret Community Joins In Sorrow to Mourn Rick Jensen
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 2, 2021

Four decades of Rick Jensen were not enough for anyone but, sadly, they were all the club community would get.

BWW Interview: Scott Coulter of SPOT-ON ENTERTAINMENT Photo BWW Interview: Scott Coulter of SPOT-ON ENTERTAINMENT
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 18, 2020

The Army declares that they do more before nine am than most people do all day. The creator and head of Spot-On Entertainment must have served in the armed forces then, because just thinking about all the work he does is enough to exhaust the rest of the mere mortals on this planet.

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by Stephen Mosher - Jul 14, 2020

BWW Blog: Representation - The Fear of Seeing Yourself or Why I Regret Not Listening  Photo BWW Blog: Representation - The Fear of Seeing Yourself or Why I Regret Not Listening to A Strange Loop Sooner
by Student Blogger: Michael Bailey - Jun 22, 2020

I'm being represented and now my experiences, especially being a composing/theory major in college, with the way songs I write are perceived are now being shown in a song! How apropos!

Video Flashback: A Look Back on the Life and Career of Jerry Herman Photo Video Flashback: A Look Back on the Life and Career of Jerry Herman
by Stephi Wild - Dec 27, 2019

This morning, BroadwayWorld was deeply saddened to report that legendary Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has passed away. Take a look back on his life with a roundup of flashback videos, from past Tony Awards, clips from his shows, interviews, and much more!

BWW Interview: Jason Graae of SCROOGE IN LOVE! at 42nd Street Moon Delivers the Dish  Photo BWW Interview: Jason Graae of SCROOGE IN LOVE! at 42nd Street Moon Delivers the Dish on His Thriving Career
by Jim Munson - Nov 22, 2019

Jason Graae is soon to star once again as the title character in a?oeScrooge in Love!a?? at 42nd Street Moon, where has found a sort of Bay Area artistic home in recent years. This eternally youthful performer is now a veritable showbiz veteran, having starred on Broadway several times, toured the country with legendary composer Jerry Herman, recorded almost 50 CD's and most recently played The Wizard of Oz in the national tour of a?oeWicked.a?? Known for his spirited comic performances and sterling vocals, you might expect Mr. Graae to be a lot of fun to talk to, and you would be right about that. While quick to express heartfelt gratitude to colleagues, he is also the irrepressible imp who can't resist entertaining you with his mischievous sense of humor.

The Lambs Honors Stephen Schwartz at a Shepherd's Luncheon Photo The Lambs Honors Stephen Schwartz at a Shepherd's Luncheon
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2019

The Lambs, America's first professional theater club and one of the three oldest professional theatrical organizations in the US, honored Stephen Schwartz at a Shepherd's luncheon.

BWW Interview: Erin Poor of GROW A SHOW: ASCAP NEW MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP at the Li Photo BWW Interview: Erin Poor of GROW A SHOW: ASCAP NEW MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP at the Lied Center For Performing Arts
by Christine Swerczek - Aug 26, 2019

The Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska has announced their fourth biennial GROW A SHOW, a development program for new musical theatre. The workshop, although it is ticketed, is free to the public. Tickets are available online at www.liedcenter.org. This is an incredible free event for theatre doers and goers.

Michael Kerker Videos

BWW Reviews: ASCAP New Musical Theatre Workshop Comes to Nebraska
by China Chafin - Sep 30, 2013

For the first the ASCAP New Musical Theatre Workshop was held outside of New York and Los Angles. The Lied Center in Lincoln, Ne and on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln held the workshop in September.

STAGE TUBE: Dramatists Guild Panel - Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman Talk Writing WICKED
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2013

Dramatists Guild of America presented the 2nd Annual National Conference in Chicago 'Having Our Say: Our History, Our Future' livestreaming on HowlRound TV channel on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23. On Thursday, Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz spoke about w?riting WICKED with host Michael Kerker. Watch the interview below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Guys and Dolls in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl
by Eddie Varley - Aug 6, 2009

The production played 3 nights - July 31, August 1 and August 2 to cheering crowds, but the crazy part is - the final dress is done at 10am, in broad daylight and is open to the public, as the venue is a county-owned facility. People showed up in droves, for the run-through and cheered on the actors, the Hollywood Bowl orchestra and conductor Kevin Stites, who you will see is wearing a black, casual shirt for the rehearsal. The show's director, Richard Jay-Alexander, made a brief speech before the run, welcoming everybody, and in this exclusive footage, I was also able to catch him, in his dressing room, before the Opening Night performance.