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Broadway: Mamma Mia!, Marie Christine (Dante, opposite Audra McDonald). Regional: Goodspeed√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs 35th anniversary, Man of La Mancha (Carrasco; Gerald Gutierrez, director). Other: Tommy (the Lover), American Passenger (Dillinger) and Oklahoma! (Jud). (read complete bio)
 
Brent Black Headshot

Bio:
Broadway: Mamma Mia!, Marie Christine (Dante, opposite Audra McDonald). Regional: Goodspeed√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs 35th anniversary, Man of La Mancha (Carrasco; Gerald Gutierrez, director). Other: Tommy (the Lover), American Passenger (Dillinger) and Oklahoma! (Jud). (read complete bio)
Photos: First Look at New Mexico Actors Lab's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Photo Photos: First Look at New Mexico Actors Lab's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021

New Mexico Actors Lab is presenting THE CRADLE WILL ROCK by Marc Blitzstein, directed by Robert Benedetti Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM: SEPTEMBER 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, and SUNDAY AT 2 PM: SEPTEMBER 5, 12, 19. 

BWW Feature: New Mexico Actors Lab Announces Matching Grant for THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Photo BWW Feature: New Mexico Actors Lab Announces Matching Grant for THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Zoe Burke - Feb 13, 2020

The New Mexico Actors Lab announced today that they have received a matching grant for their August production of The Cradle Will Rock. This grant - provided by four anonymous donors - totals a fund of $12,500 that will match dollar-for-dollar any other donations they receive for The Cradle Will Rock up to the $25,000 budgeted for this show.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At New Theatre Productions Via Shark Tank Style Pitches! Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At New Theatre Productions Via Shark Tank Style Pitches!
by Alan Henry - Dec 20, 2019

Apples and Oranges Arts' #THEatreACCELERATOR, an immersive musical theatre development accelerator for promising storytellers, culminates in a live Shark-Tank-style pitch session where participants present their shows to theatre and tech industry veterans including Broadway producer Deborah Barrera, tech and Broadway media entrepreneur Robert Diamond, director/choreographer/performer Galen Hooks, investor and producer Frank Kavanaugh, investor Jonathan Ledden, producer Laura Wagner, tech startup coach and Broadway investor Alisa Cohn and multi-hyphenate entrepreneur Cindy Convery.

BWW Review: FUN HOME at Santa Fe Playhouse Photo BWW Review: FUN HOME at Santa Fe Playhouse
by Jackie Camborde - Jun 17, 2019

Cast Announced For Private Reading Of KHAN!!! THE MUSICAL!!! Photo Cast Announced For Private Reading Of KHAN!!! THE MUSICAL!!!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2019

BWW Review: DEMONS OF THE MIND at Blue Raven Theatre Photo BWW Review: DEMONS OF THE MIND at Blue Raven Theatre
by Zoe Burke - Apr 19, 2019

As exercises in empathy, there are few activities that beat theatre. The very act of creating a character necessitates developing the deepest of understandings of another individual - their good and bad, light and dark, all together and without judgment. Talia Pura's latest play, Demons of the Mind, requires her to do exactly that, with a character based on a real life individual who, by many accounts, would be past empathy.

New Musical Theatre Podcast Brings The Laughs Photo New Musical Theatre Podcast Brings The Laughs
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2019

Musicals with Cheese is a brand new American Musical Theatre podcast. It involves a Musical Theatre expert (Jesse McAnally) trying to get a self proclaimed Musical Theatre Layman (Andrew DeWolf) to enjoy musicals, one show at a time. The podcast is made to appeal both to fans of Musical Theatre as well as those who have never seen a musical in their entire life.

Rebecca Angel Headlines First Holiday Show at the Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Rebecca Angel, backed by the Dennis Angel Band, is set to headline her first holiday show at New York City's acclaimed Metropolitan Room tonight, December 23, 2015.

Rebecca Angel to Headline First Holiday Show at the Metropolitan Room, 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Rebecca Angel, backed by the Dennis Angel Band, is set to headline her first holiday show at New York City's acclaimed Metropolitan Room on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.

Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Sets New Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, will now end its historic, record-breaking run on Broadway today, September 12, 2015, following 5,773 performances. (September 5 was the previously-announced closing date.)

Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Sets New Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, will now end its historic, record-breaking run on Broadway on Saturday, September 12, 2015, following 5,773 performances. (September 5 was the previously-announced closing date.)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Debuts BC/EFA Collection Rap!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2015

Broadway's Mamma Mia! has put a new spin on BC/EFA collection speech! The musical's company recently debuted a rap version of the famous speech after the final curtain, which you can check out below!

Breaking News: MAMMA MIA! to Close on Broadway This Fall; Movie Sequel in the Works?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

?Creator and global producer Judy Craymer has announced that Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, will end its historic, record-breaking run on Broadway on September 5th, 2015 at the Broadhurst Theatre following 5,765 performances.

Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing Are MAMMA MIA!'s Newest Dynamos; Both Join Cast Tonight!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 2, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! welcomes new 'Dynamos' Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing to the Broadway cast as 'Rosie' and 'Tanya', beginning performances this evening, February 2, 2015 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44 Street).

Perry Beekman Announces Upcoming Live Appearances
by Courtnie Mele - Jul 3, 2014

'As a vocalist, Perry Beekman can hold his own with any of his contemporaries. As a guitarist, Perry adds a bit of the New York panache that elevates these classics to a new rarefied level of excellence... Perry Beekman raises his game and with that moves to the very top of the pack in the traditional jazz setting. Bewitched is about as close to perfect as you can find.' -Brent Black Critical Jazz

Jeremy Kushnier Helms 'Un-Ironically Enthusiastic Concert of Nerds' with Live-Stream Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

Jeremy Kushnier, Leenya Rideout, and Jarvis Darrell will lead an army of nerds on parade in the Un-Ironically Enthusiastic concert, showcasing original songs by original geeks featuring famous noobs and all the cool kids, today May 3.

VIDEO: Jeremy Kushnier Gears Up for Un-Ironically Enthusiastic Concert, Featuring Drew Aber and Beth Kirkpatrick
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2014

Jeremy Kushnier, Beth Kirkpatrick, & Drew Aber rehearse with Josh Freilich for the upcoming concert of brand-new nerd songs by the geekiest new writers. They're all getting ready for serious fan-dom and nerdtastic jubilation at 'Un-Ironically Enthusiastic' on Saturday May 3 at 7pm, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd and 9th Ave in Times Square. Showcasing the talent of geeky writers from the new-composer cliques, hosted by fangirl Dana Aber (Big Thunder Productions), and featuring rad performers of the famous variety: Broadway's Jeremy Kushnier (Footloose, Next to Normal, Jesus Christ Super Star) as badboy Tony Stark, Leenya Rideout (War Horse, Cyrano de Bergerac, Company) as comicbook-nerd grown-up, and Drew Aber (Tale of Two Cities) as a Pikachu devotee, VH1's Jarvis Derrell (#shehashadit), youtube sensation BrentalFloss's Brent Black, NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Erica Lustig (Hair nat'l tour), Beth Kirkpatrick (Les Mis nat'l tour), Verse Academy's Frantz Jerome, Blackie O-Nasty, Joseph Spitale, Drew Cotton, JP Moraga, Avery Royal, Jennifer Simpson, and Long-Island Wookiee Louis Nunez. Keep your gamer headsets tuned to the common channel, they're queueing up for a MEGABLITZ Saturday May 3 at 7pm!

Jeremy Kushnier to Helm 'Un-Ironically Enthusiastic Concert of Nerds' with Live-Stream Performance, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Jeremy Kushnier, Leenya Rideout, and Jarvis Darrell will lead an army of nerds on parade in the Un-Ironically Enthusiastic concert, showcasing original songs by original geeks featuring famous noobs and all the cool kids, on Saturday May 3.

MAMMA MIA! to Play Final Performance at Winter Garden Theatre on October 19; Begins at Broadhurst on November 2
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 15, 2013

MAMMA MIA!, the global smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will transfer from the Winter Garden Theatre to the Broadhurst Theatre this fall. BroadwayWorld has conformed that the show will play its final performance at the Winter Garden on October 19. Peformances will begin at the Broadhurst on November 2.

MAMMA MIA! is Moving! Show to Transfer to Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre in Late 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

Creator/Producer Judy Craymer has announced that MAMMA MIA!, the global smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will transfer from the Winter Garden Theatre to the Broadhurst Theatre in late 2013.

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