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Feinstein's/54 Below to Present SONGS FOR THE WORLD January 28 Photo Feinstein's/54 Below to Present SONGS FOR THE WORLD January 28
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2019

16 year old Julia Lipsztein, a young American and daughter of Brazilians, is the force behind the upcoming benefit concert 'Songs for the World', coming up on January 28, 2020, at NYC's famous Broadway nightclub, Feinstein's 54 Below in support of the BrazilFoundation.

Photo Coverage: Little by Little's DE NOVO Showcases Young Talent and Raises Money
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 25, 2017

Little by Little, a nonprofit organization comprised of young performers from Broadway, TV and Dance teamed up with Miss Southeast Georgia Alyssa Beasley who hosted De Novo on March 24th at the New York Creative Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m., in a benefit concert for Kevin TOKYO Inouye, a well-known dance choreographer who lost his home in a fire earlier this year. The show featured performers of all ages sharing their talents. BroadwayWorld was there for the fun, check out the photos below!

Photo Coverage: The Cast of DE NOVO Celebrates the Show
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 25, 2017

Little by Little, a nonprofit organization comprised of young performers from Broadway, TV and Dance communities is thrilled to have Miss Southeast Georgia Alyssa Beasley host De Novo on March 24th at the New York Creative Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m., in a benefit concert for Kevin TOKYO Inouye, a well-known dance choreographer who lost his home in a fire earlier this year. The red carpet was rolled out last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below!

Photo Coverage: Retter Entertainment Rehearses JINGLE JAM 2016
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 4, 2016

Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment ring in the holidays for the HOW MANY consecutive year with This Way To Broadway Live: Jingle Jam!, an original musical/song and dance showcase for audiences of all ages on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, 10 West 64th Street. The show brings together talented kid performers from the stage and screen-many of whom have already appeared on Broadway and on tour-and others who are Broadway bound. The script was penned by mother/daughter writing team Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk (Peace, Love & Cupcakes: The Musical; Fashion Academy: The Musical) with original songs by Thommie Retter and Rick Hip-Flores (In Transit; Fun Home; Billy Elliot). BroadwayWorld was able to snap some photos of the event's rehearsal!

This Way To Broadway, Live! Continues with CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 8, 2015

Thommie Retter, (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment provide unique opportunities for aspiring young performers through This Way To Broadway, Live! a series of workshops culminating in showcase opportunities, including singing, acting, and dancing. 

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Makes Philadelphia Debut at the Walnut Street Theatre
by Sally Henry Fuller - Nov 5, 2015

Photo Coverage: Broadway Kids Team up For LYRICS FOR LIFE Benefit
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 13, 2015

Oona Laurence (Matilda, Southpaw) and Owen Judge (Fantastic Four) hosted 'Lyrics for Life' on Sept 9th at Symphony Space, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene. Below, check out photos from the kid-centric event!

Over 100 Broadway Kids to Light Up Symphony Space in ALMOST THERE, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Thommie Retter, (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment provide unique opportunities for aspiring young performers through This Way To Broadway, a series of workshops culminating in showcase opportunities, including singing, acting, and dancing. The coming event, Almost There, will take place at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space located at 2537 Broadway.

Jim Conte to Star as RUMPELSTILSTKIN at Media Theatre, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

Delaware County resident Jim Conte has been enjoying what he refers to as his 'encore career' as a character actor the last few years. He's been known as Oz and Father Virgil Trott at The Media Theatre but will now have a name known only if you are able to answer a very important riddle!

Local Student Emily Smith Wins Media Theatre's 'Vocalist Junior' Contest
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 12, 2013

The Smith household has something to be proud of. David and Inge's daughter, 11 year old Emily Smith, won the 2013 'Vocalist Junior' contest at The Media Theatre. She zoomed ahead of the competition with smart song choices and an intriguing-sometimes humorous-stage presence with songs such as 'Diva's Lament' from Broadway's Spamalot and 'Four Chord Song' which is a hilarious ditty about the fact that all popular pop tunes share the same basic structure and composition.