Ben Fankhauser News

 
Bio:
Broadway: Newsies (also originated role of Davey a the Paper Mill Playhouse). First National Tour: Spring Awakening. NY/Workshops: Gloryana. Recent graduate of Ithaca College where he received his BFA. (read more)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Newsies (also originated role of Davey a the Paper Mill Playhouse). First National Tour: Spring Awakening. NY/Workshops: Gloryana. Recent graduate of Ithaca College where he received his BFA. (read more)
BWW TV: Watch Taylor Iman Jones, Dave Thomas Brown & More Sing from Adam Gwon's SCOTLAND, PABWW TV: Watch Taylor Iman Jones, Dave Thomas Brown & More Sing from Adam Gwon's SCOTLAND, PA
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 15, 2019

Just last week, Gwon previewed some of the new songs at Green Room 42, featuring  cast member Taylor Iman Jones, plus Dave Thomas Brown, Arielle Jacobs, Jessica Vosk, Bonnie Milligan, Ben Fankhauser, Deborah S. Craig, Raymond J. Lee, Sarah Lynn Marion, Destinee Rea, and Sevan Greene. Watch below as they sing 'Why I Love Football,' 'What We've Got,' and Clairvoyant.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Clyde Alves, Julie Eicher, Ben Fankhauser, and More in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in WichitaPhoto Flash: First Look at Clyde Alves, Julie Eicher, Ben Fankhauser, and More in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019

Music Theatre Wichita has continued its 2019 Season with a colorfully re-imagined production of the 2015 Broadway success An American in Paris. With direction and all-new choreography by Jeffry Denman, the large cast is headed by Clyde Alves (On the Town, Nice Work if You Can Get It), Julie Eicher (Miss Saigon and Phantom National Tours), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies, Beautiful), Rachel Rhodes-Devey (South Pacific National Tour), and Johnny Stellard (Anastasia, Evita). (more...)

Jessica Vosk, Bonnie Milligan & More Will Sing the Music of Adam Gwon at Green Room 42Jessica Vosk, Bonnie Milligan & More Will Sing the Music of Adam Gwon at Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

On Monday, July 8 (6pm) Green Room 42 will present An Evening With Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days, 'Submissions Only'). The special event will feature performances by: Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels), Dave Thomas Brown (American Psycho), Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin), Jessica Vosk (Wicked), Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Deborah S. Craig (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Raymond J. Lee (Groundhog Day), Sarah Lynn Marion (Ordinary Days), Destinee Rea (Book of Mormon), Sevan Greene (Aftermath), and a special preview of songs from Adam Gwon's new musical SCOTLAND, PA. Click here for tickets. (more...)

What Did the Critics Think of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Music Theatre Wichita?What Did the Critics Think of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Music Theatre Wichita?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019

An American in Paris finished a 's'wonderful' week-long run at Music Theatre Wichita. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Music Theatre Wichita, Around the World in 14 DaysBWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Music Theatre Wichita, Around the World in 14 Days
by Craig Richardson - Jun 27, 2019

From the alps of Austria to the perfumery of Paris, Music Theatre Wichita continues its excellence in musical theatre standards with their second show of the summer season, An American in Paris; a suitable show selection set after the end of World War II. Based on the 1928 orchestrations of George Gershwin during his time in Paris and also the 1951 MGM film starring Gene Kelly, this stage adaptation of An American in Paris was most recently on Broadway in 2015 at the Palace Theatre in New York City. It wasn't until then that this filmed musical was tailored for the stage by playwright Craig Lucas. Regional theatres across the United States are eager to produce the production now that the copyrights are available, four years after the initial Broadway debut. Music Theatre Wichita's production is no exception by any means, incorporating a revolving stage and projections bringing Broadway right here to our own all-American City, Wichita. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage; What Did The Critics Think?Review Roundup: THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage; What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

The Flamingo Kid, inspired by the 1984 Garry Marshall coming-of-age film starring Matt Dillon is now on stage in Hartford! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews! (more...)

BWW Review: THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford StageBWW Review: THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - May 26, 2019

World premiere musicals don't come around every day, so when given the opportunity to be the first patrons to experience the thrill of a new show, I will always recommend you jump at that chance. Even better when the show is one like Hartford Stage's final production of the season, THE FLAMINGO KID, which also marks the final show for Darko Tresnjak, its award winning artistic director. THE FLAMINGO KID has a lot going for it - the aforementioned direction by Mr. Tresnjak, a score by Tony award winners Robert L. Freedman (Books and Lyrics) and Scott Frankel (Music), a familiar subject matter, a stellar cast, bright and energetic staging, and a story that is simply fun to watch. Suffice to say - THE FLAMINGO KID delivers on all of those in spades and is simply not one to miss. (more...)

Alyssa Fox And Dee Roscioli Kick Of Broadway Sessions 'Beach Party' On Fire Island On Memorial DayAlyssa Fox And Dee Roscioli Kick Of Broadway Sessions 'Beach Party' On Fire Island On Memorial Day
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2019

Broadway Sessions, the MAC award winning, long running musical theatre variety show created and hosted by Ben Cameron is thrilled to announce it's summer residency on Fire Island! Beginning Memorial Day, Monday May 27th, the Broadway Sessions 'Beach Party' will bring Broadway to the beach at the world famous Ice Palace in Cherry Grove. Every Monday from 9-11pm, Ben Cameron and crew welcome a host of Broadway stars and veterans to offer up showtunes and general merriment to the Fire Island community. No cover charge. Audience members are encouraged to take part in open mic and theatre related games. The series will feature dual musical directors Drew Wutke and Kyle Branzel on alternating weeks. Hairspray vet Michelle Dowdy has been confirmed to step in as host on selected dates. (more...)

THE FLAMINGO KID's Ben Fankhauser Takes Over Instagram Today!THE FLAMINGO KID's Ben Fankhauser Takes Over Instagram Today!
by Linnae Medeiros - May 25, 2019

It's time to head to the El Flamingo because Ben Fankhauser is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story tomorrow, May 26th, at Hartford Stage's production of The Flamingo Kid! Be sure to tune in all throughout the day to get a look behind the scenes of a two-show day of this brand new musical! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Samantha Massell and Jimmy Brewer Sing From THE FLAMINGO KIDVIDEO: Watch Samantha Massell and Jimmy Brewer Sing From THE FLAMINGO KID
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Flamingo Kid at Hartford Stage! ! In this new video, watch 'Never Met A Boy Like You' sung by Samantha Massell and Jimmy Brewer. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford StageVIDEO: Get A First Look At THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Flamingo Kid at Hartford Stage! Check out video from the production below! (more...)

TBT: A Look Back at Newsies' Opening Night to Celebrate Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Birthday!TBT: A Look Back at Newsies' Opening Night to Celebrate Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Birthday!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2019

It's time to seize the day because we're celebrating the birthday of Broadway's original Crutchie from Newsies, Andrew Keenan-Bolger! In honor of the occasion, we're throwing it back to the hit show's opening night with Andrew alongside his co-stars Jeremy Jordan, Ben Fankhauser, Kara Lindsay, and more! Check out all the footage below to watch what happens! (more...)

Exclusive Photos: Get A First Look At THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford StageExclusive Photos: Get A First Look At THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage
by Alan Henry - May 13, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Flamingo Kid at Hartford Stage! Check out exclusive photos from the production below! (more...)

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage, Starring Lesli Margherita, Marc Kudisch And MoreVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage, Starring Lesli Margherita, Marc Kudisch And More
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2019

Hartford Stage will present The Flamingo Kid, which closes the 2018-19 season. Performances for The Flamingo Kid begin on Thursday, May 9, and run through Sunday, June 9. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Marc Kudisch And More Announced For THE FLAMINGO KID At Hartford StageLesli Margherita, Marc Kudisch And More Announced For THE FLAMINGO KID At Hartford Stage
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 1, 2019

Hartford Stage announced today the cast and creative team for the world premiere musical The Flamingo Kid, helmed by Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak. The musical, which closes the 2018-19 season, boasts an impressive cast of Broadway and regional theatre talent. Performances for The Flamingo Kid begin on Thursday, May 9, and run through Sunday, June 9. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 29- NEWSIES Makes Headlines On Opening NightVIDEO: On This Day, March 29- NEWSIES Makes Headlines On Opening Night
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2019

On this day in 2012, Newsies seized the day on opening night at the Nederlander Theater! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/16/2019
by - Mar 16, 2019

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/16/2019. (more...)

Ben Fankhauser, Bradley Gibson, Natalie Weiss and Zach Adkins Join Joey Contreras' Album Celebration at The Green Room 42Ben Fankhauser, Bradley Gibson, Natalie Weiss and Zach Adkins Join Joey Contreras' Album Celebration at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Bradley Gibson (The Lion King), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture) and Zach Adkins (Anastasia) will perform at a March 18 concert celebrating the new album, Joyride, by songwriter Joey Contreras at The Green Room 42. Favorites from his previous albums, Love Me, Love Me Not and Young Kind of Love will be included. (more...)

VIDEO: Taylor Louderman & Natalie Weiss on New Joey Contreras Single!VIDEO: Taylor Louderman & Natalie Weiss on New Joey Contreras Single!
by Stage Tube - Feb 28, 2019

Tony-nominated Taylor Louderman (Mean Girls) and YouTube Sensation Natalie Weiss join forces on "Break from the Line," an empowering single written by songwriter Joey Contreras and co-arranged by Weiss. The music video features the two stars belting and having fun at a NYC recording studio.  (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes NEWSIES, BEAUTIFUL Star Ben FankhauserThe 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes NEWSIES, BEAUTIFUL Star Ben Fankhauser
by Broadwaysted - Feb 27, 2019

Our quest to collect all the OBC Newsies continues this week as we welcome original Davey and Broadway Riffologist Ben Fankhauser! We're pouring out Reyka vodka and Kona Beer while Ben spills about his traumatic makeover before Chicago at Ithaca, his two-year tour life with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and his audition process for Newsies with the best reader ever--Jeremy Jordan! (more...)

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