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Ava is thrilled to have made her Broadway debut in School of Rock ! Previously: Little Cosette in national tour of Les Miserables ; Susan Waverly in National Tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Thanks: Nancy, Badiene, Walker, Richard, Tara, Merri. www.avadellapietra.com (read more)
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Bio:
Ava is thrilled to have made her Broadway debut in School of Rock ! Previously: Little Cosette in national tour of Les Miserables ; Susan Waverly in National Tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Thanks: Nancy, Badiene, Walker, Richard, Tara, Merri. www.avadellapietra.com (read more)
School Of Rock's Ava Della Pietra Among 'Best Holiday Songs Of 2019' School Of Rock's Ava Della Pietra Among 'Best Holiday Songs Of 2019'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

Broadway Alumna Ava Della Pietra's a?oeChristmas Tonight' named one of a?oeThe Best Holiday Songs of 2019a?? by Tiger Beat Magazine, alongside Alessia Cara, Jonas Brothers, and Liam Payne The season's a?oenext big holiday hita?? has been streamed more than 32k+ times in just over a week (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Ava Della Pietra Releases 'Christmas Tonight' SCHOOL OF ROCK's Ava Della Pietra Releases 'Christmas Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2019

14-year-old singer/songwriter and Broadway alumna Ava Della Pietra is bursting into the spotlight with the release of “Christmas Tonight,” a beautiful and uplifting new song about the magic of the holiday season. Written by Ava with the help of producing partner Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Jamie Lawson), “Christmas Tonight” is Ava's heartfelt tribute that goes beyond presents and Santa on Christmas – a fresh snow, shimmering lights, and family and friends coming together to share in the special day. “Gather around everybody, it's getting close to midnight,“ Ava sings, “It's cold outside but it's warm in my heart.” The song was recorded at Manhattan Beach Recording in New York City, and according to Hicks, it 'has all the ingredients of a new Christmas classic.' (more...)

BWW TV: SCHOOL OF ROCK Kids Return for One Final Jam on Closing Night! BWW TV: SCHOOL OF ROCK Kids Return for One Final Jam on Closing Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2019

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit School of Rock - The Musical played its final performance on Broadway on Sunday evening, January 20, 2019 by welcoming back dozens of former young cast members to the Winter Garden Theatre stage for one last epic jam session. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Ava Della Pietra To Perform At Sundance SCHOOL OF ROCK's Ava Della Pietra To Perform At Sundance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

On the heels of a guest appearance in the final performance of Broadway's School of Rock on January 20th, original cast member and singer-songwriter Ava Della Pietra will travel to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah to perform her original music across three performances on January 26th-27th. The 13-year-old is gearing up for the release of a debut EP later this year, featuring material she collaborated on with producers Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Jamie Lawson) and Brian Malouf (Michael Jackson, Colbie Caillat), as well as songwriters Jeff Franzel and Andy Marvel. (more...)

Broadway Stars Come Together In NYC For NF Hope Concert On May 20th Broadway Stars Come Together In NYC For NF Hope Concert On May 20th
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

An impressive collection of Broadway talent will come together Sunday, May 20th, 2018 for New York City's second annual NF Hope Concert at SubCulture New York. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018

As magical as the evening was, after Freddie Gershon gave an impassioned presentation to the duo, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones hit the stage and brought the house down at ages 88 and 89 respectively. They joined forces onstage to perform a song from their musical The Bone Room, described by Jones as being about 'the pleasures of dying and being embalmed in this great country of ours.' Below, watch as they perform together for the last time. BWW feels privileged to share with you a bit of highlights of these two legends together before a rapt and ecstatic audience who precded to shower them with a (well deserved) standing ovation... RIP Harvey Schmidt.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala Photo Flash: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company honored legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do, I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). BroadwayWorld has more photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Gala Honors Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt with 2017 Hammerstein Award Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Gala Honors Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt with 2017 Hammerstein Award
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 5, 2017

Last night The York Theatre Company honored the musical theatre writing team of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in a Fantastick gala concert and award ceremony directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. The 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre was presented to the legendary team (The Fantasticks, I Do, I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) at the event held at the Asia Society on Park Ave in NYC and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Richard Jay-Alexander Talks Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt for York Theatre Gala Richard Jay-Alexander Talks Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt for York Theatre Gala
by BWW Features - Dec 3, 2017

This Weekend we reached out to Richard to fill us in on the event and what attendees can look forward to. We found him in the midst of rehearsals and planning for the event to take place at The Asia Society with cocktails beginning at 6:00 PM and the Award Presentation starting at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/2/2017
by - Dec 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/2/2017. (more...)

York Theatre Company's Star-Studded 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Set for Monday York Theatre Company's Star-Studded 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Set for Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Lee Roy Reams, Randy Rainbow, Randy Harrison, Well-Strung and More Join Roster for York's 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Gala Lee Roy Reams, Randy Rainbow, Randy Harrison, Well-Strung and More Join Roster for York's 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has added Samantha Bruce (The Fantasticks), Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock), Julian Fleisher (February House), Randy Harrison (Cabaret), Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof), Randy Rainbow (Viral Video Sensation), Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street), Ben Rimalower (Bad with Money), the HOT singing string quartet Well-Strung, and The Manhattan School of Music Musical Theatre Ensemble (Judith Clurman, Director) to the line-up of Broadway performers who will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Stick it to the Man! SCHOOL OF ROCK Recoups Its Entire Broadway Investment
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical has recouped its entire investment on Broadway, making the show an undisputed hit simultaneously on Broadway and the West End. (more...)

The Teacher Is Back! Alex Brightman Returns to SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Alex Brightman returns to his Tony Award nominated role, 'Dewey Finn,' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, School of Rock - The Musical tonight, Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 30, 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Records Stands Up to Bullies with 'I Have A Voice' Benefit Recording
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2016

Broadway Records President Van Dean, Executive Producer Gina Holland and No Bully Executive Producer Michelle Shapiro today launched the charitable recording, I HAVE A VOICE (music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Robin Lerner) with 100 percent of the profits to benefit No Bully. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Smash Hit SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical celebrates one year on Broadway, today, Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The musical began preview performances at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on November 9, 2015 and officially opened, to rave reviews, on December 6, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Mark Linn-Baker, Barbara Walsh, Garth Kravits and More for New Victory LabWorks' Reading of Andrew Gerle's THE GREAT BLUENESS 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The New Victory Theater, a leading presenter of Theater for Young Audiences, is presenting a special invitational reading of The Great Blueness, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Andrew Gerle (Meet John Doe) on Thursday, November 10, 2016, as part of the 2016-17 New Victory LabWorks Artists series. (more...)

Photo Flash: The New Class at SCHOOL OF ROCK Takes First Bows!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical is entering its second smashing year on Broadway with a new class of cast members. Comedic actor Eric Petersen just assumed the role of wannabe rock star, Dewey Finn, last night, November 7, 2016. The Kid Band, who perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's score live at every performance, now includes new cast members Rachel Katzke as Katie the bass player and Walden Sullivan as Lawrence the keyboardist, along with returning cast members, Brandon Niederauer as Zack the guitarist and Raghav Mehrotra as Freddy on drums. Additionally, Olivia Chun assumes the role of super serious band manager Summer, Steven Booth assumes the role of Ned, Annabelle Wachtel plays Marcy, Terrance Bell, Jr. plays Mason, Chloe Bryanwill plays Madison, and Ellie Kim joins the cast as a swing. (more...)

Eric Petersen Joins New Class at SCHOOL OF ROCK Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical is entering its second smashing year on Broadway with a new class of cast members. Comedic actor Eric Petersen assumes the role of wannabe rock star, Dewey Finn, tonight, November 7, 2016. (more...)

Eric Petersen to Jam with New Class in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL; Alex Brightman to Depart Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical will enter its second smashing year on Broadway with a new class of cast members. (more...)

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