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Jeremy Jordan, Ariana DeBose, and Lilli Cooper Join WRITE OUT LOUD 2020 EP Photo Jeremy Jordan, Ariana DeBose, and Lilli Cooper Join WRITE OUT LOUD 2020 EP
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2021

Taylor Louderman (Tony nominee, Mean Girls) and the Write Out Loud team - Ben Rauhala, Hannah Kloepfer, Sarah Glugatch, Josh Collopy- have teamed up for the third annual Write Out Loud songwriting contest, a celebration of new musical theatre writers.

Andrew Lippa, Tom Kitt and More Join Judge's Panel of Taylor Louderman's Write out Lo Photo Andrew Lippa, Tom Kitt and More Join Judge's Panel of Taylor Louderman's Write out Loud Contest
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2021

Write Out Loud has announced an exciting panel of adjudicators for this year’s contest! Jay Adana (The Woodsman), Brandon “Blue” Hamilton (Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never), Tom Kitt (Next To Normal), Joriah Kwamé (Little Miss Perfect), Andrew Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family), and more!

Taylor Louderman's Write Out Loud Contest Entires Close Monday Photo Taylor Louderman's Write Out Loud Contest Entires Close Monday
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2021

Taylor Louderman and the Write Out Loud team -- Ben Rauhala, Hannah Kloepfer, Sarah Glugatch, Josh Collopy-- have teamed up for the third annual Write Out Loud songwriting contest, a celebration of new musical theatre writers. 

Taylor Louderman's Third Annual WRITE OUT LOUD Songwriting Contest Announced Photo Taylor Louderman's Third Annual WRITE OUT LOUD Songwriting Contest Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2021

Taylor Louderman (Tony nominee, Mean Girls) and the Write Out Loud team - Ben Rauhala, Hannah Kloepfer, Sarah Glugatch, Josh Collopy- have teamed up for the third annual Write Out Loud songwriting contest, a celebration of new musical theatre writers.

BWW Blog: blueprint - CCM Alums Creating New Work Photo BWW Blog: blueprint - CCM Alums Creating New Work
by Student Blogger: Cassie Maurer - Aug 21, 2020

Matt Copley, who graduated from the BFA Musical Theatre program at CCM this spring, conceptualized and wrote an original musical during his senior year.

Winners and Finalists of Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD 2020 to be Presented in VI Photo Winners and Finalists of Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD 2020 to be Presented in VIRTUAL JAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2020

The WRITE OUT LOUD team will present a VIRTUAL JAM, celebrating the 2020 contest winners and finalists, hosted by Taylor Louderman on Friday, June 26th at 6PM EST.

Taylor Louderman Presents Virtual Musical Workshop PITCH IN Photo Taylor Louderman Presents Virtual Musical Workshop PITCH IN
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 24, 2020

Taylor Louderman (Tony Nominee, Mean Girls), Hannah Kloepfer, and Nat Zegree present a?oePITCH INa??  a new one-act STEM youth musical for all genders and flexible cast sizes. 

BWW Exclusive: Ariana DeBose Releases Touching Video Tribute to Nick Cordero Photo BWW Exclusive: Ariana DeBose Releases Touching Video Tribute to Nick Cordero
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 21, 2020

The Broadway community continues to pray for Nick Cordero, who remains in a medically induced coma in a Los Angeles hospital after surgeons amputated his right leg because of complications from the coronavirus. His wife, fellow Broadway veteran Amanda Kloots shared another update today on Instagram: 'Things are going pretty well. Nick is being weaned off the medicines and machines, which is really great progress. Mental status is still unchanged, so they want to do an MRI as soon as possible to further investigate what's going on with his brain and spine, just to cover all bases. That should be happening some time soon.'

BWW Interview: Adam J. Levy of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Clowes Memorial Hall Photo BWW Interview: Adam J. Levy of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Clowes Memorial Hall
by Taylor Clemons - Feb 13, 2020

Everyone's favorite dashing prince from The Broadway Princess Party took a minute to talk about life on tour, baking pies, and befriending a Disney legend.

Photo Flash: Cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf Celebrates Robert Burns Night At Birdland! Photo Photo Flash: Cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf Celebrates Robert Burns Night At Birdland!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 29, 2020

The Broadway at Birdland concert series once again presented Broadway cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf (Bridges of Madison County, A Little Night Music), who hosted an evening exploring beautiful melodies from Broadway and beyond.

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Kyle Selig, and Tommy Bracco Host Broadway Workshop Master  Photo Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Kyle Selig, and Tommy Bracco Host Broadway Workshop Master Classes
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2020

On Monday, January 20th, Broadway stars Laura Osnes, Kyle Selig, and Tommy Bracco, all taught a one-day master class at Broadway Workshop in New York City. Students in the master class had the opportunity to work with Tony Nominee Laura Osnes on song interpretation and audition technique, with Mean Girls star Kyle Selig on improvisation, and with Newsies and Pretty Woman star Tommy Bracco on dance.

BWW Interview: Taylor Louderman on This Year's Write Out Loud Songwriting Competition Photo BWW Interview: Taylor Louderman on This Year's Write Out Loud Songwriting Competition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2020

How many opportunities are there out there for aspiring songwriters to have their music heard by one of Broadway's brightest stars? How many chances do you get to turn your creative dream into a reality? As Tony nominee Taylor Louderman likes to say, 'Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.' And she's the one providing the opportunity.

Taylor Louderman is Holding the Second WRITE OUT LOUD Songwriting Contest for New Wri Photo Taylor Louderman is Holding the Second WRITE OUT LOUD Songwriting Contest for New Writers
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 15, 2020

Tony Nominee Taylor Louderman (Mean Girls, Bring it On, Kinky Boots) wants to give new songwriters the opportunity to collaborate with professionals in the Musical Theater industry. Last year with 500 song submissions Taylor teamed up with Ben Rauhala and Warner Music Group to give musical songwriters the chance to have their original song recorded in-studio, showcased and performed by Taylor and Broadway Alum. Click here to listen and view. This year, producers Hannah Kloepfer and Sarah Glugatch join the team.

BWW Feature: BWW Cabaret Critics' 2019 Year-End Round Table Photo BWW Feature: BWW Cabaret Critics' 2019 Year-End Round Table
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 10, 2019

BWW Cabaret Editor invites the journalists on the team to an informal discussion about the art form of cabaret, their passion, and what excited them in 2019.

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Orfeh, Andy Karl and More Attend SOUNDTRACK Screening Photo Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Orfeh, Andy Karl and More Attend SOUNDTRACK Screening
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2019

Last night, The Metrograph in New York City hosted a special NYC/Broadway Screening of Netflix's new musical drama series, Soundtrack.

BWW Feature: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Celebrates Closing Night at Shea's 710 Theatre jo Photo BWW Feature: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Celebrates Closing Night at Shea's 710 Theatre joined by Cast of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY
by Michael Rabice - Nov 7, 2019

Starring Buffalo concluded it's 3 performances of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS on Saturday night. The visiting Broadway artists included Matt Doyle as Seymour, Lindsay Nicole Chambers as Audrey and Brandon Espinoza as the Dentist. Artistic Director Drew Fornarola has announced EVITA as the spring of 2020 staged musical concert. Casting will be announced in the new year. The company is using Shea's 710 Theatre this season, after it's inaugural season at Rockwell Hall last year presenting THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. The touring cast of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY was also in town and joined in to celebrate.

Photo Coverage: Jeremy Jordan Performs With The New York Pops Photo Photo Coverage: Jeremy Jordan Performs With The New York Pops
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 19, 2019

The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, opened its 2019-2020 Carnegie Hall season on Friday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with a program featuring star of stage and screen: Jeremy Jordan.

Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie, Andy Mientus, and More Highlight Next Week at 54 Be Photo Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie, Andy Mientus, and More Highlight Next Week at 54 Below
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Drew Gasparini, Krysta Rodriguez, and More Set For Feinstein's/54 Below This Week Photo Drew Gasparini, Krysta Rodriguez, and More Set For Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Taylor Louderman Presents WRITE OUT LOUD With Caitlin Kinnunen, Teal Wicks And More Photo Taylor Louderman Presents WRITE OUT LOUD With Caitlin Kinnunen, Teal Wicks And More
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2019

Feinstein's/54 Below will presents will a?oeWRITE OUT LOUD: From Contest to Concerta?? hosted by Taylor Louderman on Wednesday, September 25th at 7PM.

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