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Photo Coverage: Retter Entertainment Rehearses JINGLE JAM 2016Photo 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! (more...)

Retter Entertainment presents JINGLE JAMRetter Entertainment presents JINGLE JAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 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. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside LYRICS FOR LIFE with Mackenzie Ziegler, Casey Simpson & More!Photo Coverage: Go Inside LYRICS FOR LIFE with Mackenzie Ziegler, Casey Simpson & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 12, 2016

Mackenzie Ziegler ('Dance Moms') and Casey Simpson (Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn') hosted Lyrics For Life on Sat, Sept 10, 2016 at Symphony Space. Held on World Suicide Prevention Day, the event aims to raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health. Proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation's largest non-profit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. (more...)

Oscar Williams, Benjamin Harding to Host THIS WAY TO BROADWAY, LIVE!Oscar Williams, Benjamin Harding to Host THIS WAY TO BROADWAY, LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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. The coming event Showbiz Kids, will take place at The Actors Temple located at 339 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036. The show will bring together performers with a wealth of Broadway experience, and many others who aspire to reach the same heights. With help from directors Becca Retter & Thommie Retter, writer and director Anthony Giunta (Contest The Movie, Skin In The Game), Sean Patrick Francis, Ann Cooly, music director Rick Hip-Flores (Fun home), L.A.-based music producer Brandon Jarrett and Broadway veteran vocal coaches Bob Marks, Sara Shikowitz, Trapper Felides and Amy Hanratty, fun and excitement will be had on and off the stage! (more...)

This Way To Broadway, Live! Continues with CHRISTMAS IN THE CITYThis Way To Broadway, Live! Continues with CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY
by BWW News Desk - 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.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Oona Laurence, Owen Judge, Trent Kowalik, and More Lead LYRICS FOR LIFE BenefitPhoto Coverage: Oona Laurence, Owen Judge, Trent Kowalik, and More Lead 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 of the kid performers! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Kids Team up For LYRICS FOR LIFE BenefitPhoto 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! (more...)

Broadway Kids to Perform Tonight for Suicide PreventionBroadway Kids to Perform Tonight for Suicide Prevention
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Hosted by Oona Laurence (Matilda, Southpaw) and Owen Judge (Fantastic Four), Lyrics for Life will be held tonight, Sept 9th at Symphony Space. (more...)

MATILDA's Oona Laurence and Owen Judge to Host Lyrics for Life BenefitMATILDA's Oona Laurence and Owen Judge to Host Lyrics for Life Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Hosted by Oona Laurence (Matilda, Southpaw) and Owen Judge (Fantastic Four), Lyrics for Life will be held on Sept 9th at Symphony Space. In honor of World Suicide Prevention Week, this event features over one hundred young performers from Broadway, TV & Film, singer/songwriters and award-winning dancers. (more...)

Magical Music for Life Foundation Presents TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit ConcertMagical Music for Life Foundation Presents TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Magical Music for Life Foundation will present its fourth annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE benefit concert Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 46th & 47th Streets in Times Square. This event will be a continuous sing-a-thon, with members of the Broadway community, talented children & groups from the tri-state area, and the Magical Music singing groups taking turns on the stage. (more...)

Over 100 Broadway Kids to Light Up Symphony Space in ALMOST THERE, 5/4Over 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. (more...)

'SONGS OF OUR YOUTH' with Samantha Blaire Cutler & Sam Poon Set for Don't Tell Mama, 4/27'SONGS OF OUR YOUTH' with Samantha Blaire Cutler & Sam Poon Set for Don't Tell Mama, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On April 27, at 7:00 p.m., a cabaret performance entitled Songs of Our Youth: Samantha Blaire Cutler and Sam Poon, will be performed at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, New York, NY. The show will feature Sam Poon ( The King and I, Macbeth, Billy Elliot, Les Miserables) and Samantha Blaire Cutler ( Billy Elliot, Orange is the New Black, Sisters). Special guests joining Sam and Sam will be friends from stage and television and the Professional Performing Arts School including: Jibreel Mawry ( Motown the Musical), Brionna Trilling ( Billy Elliot), Ella Watts ( The Sound of Music Live), Saoirse Dempsey and Katya Urban. (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for BILLY ELLIOT's Opening Night at the Pantages Theatre!BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for BILLY ELLIOT's Opening Night at the Pantages Theatre!
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Apr 17, 2012

blurbThe U.S. National Tour of the 2009 Tony Award winning musical BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL officially opened in Los Angeles April 12, 2012 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a limited 5 week engagement through May 13. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Tour Opens in St Louis!Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Tour Opens in St Louis!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

The touring company of Billy Elliot the Musical celebrated their opening night in St. Louis on November 2, 2011 with a cast party following the performance. Check out photos from the big event below! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Extends Thru 10/24 At The Ford Center, 250,000 New Tickets On SaleBILLY ELLIOT Extends Thru 10/24 At The Ford Center, 250,000 New Tickets On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment are thrilled to announce, with Broadway In Chicago that Billy Elliot the Musical, currently playing at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph), is extending its run in Chicago by fifteen weeks through October 24, 2010. (more...)

Kids Go Free To BILLY ELLIOT Thru 9/16Kids Go Free To BILLY ELLIOT Thru 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2010

Billy Elliot the Musical and Broadway In Chicago have joined with other special partners to create an exciting series of events to ring in the Back to School season. (more...)

Kids Go Free To BILLY ELLIOT Thru 9/16Kids Go Free To BILLY ELLIOT Thru 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2010

Billy Elliot the Musical and Broadway In Chicago have joined with other special partners to create an exciting series of events to ring in the Back to School season. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Releases Final Block of Chicago Tickets, 7/16BILLY ELLIOT Releases Final Block of Chicago Tickets, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment are announcing, with Broadway In Chicago, that tickets for the finAl Block of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL in Chicago will go on sale Friday, July 16, 2010. After a successful 10-month run, BILLY ELLIOT will play its final Chicago performance on January 15, 2011. This finAl Block of performances runs from October 26, 2010 through January 15, 2011 and includes popular holiday performances. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Plays Chigaco Thru 1/15; Stops in Toronto & San Francisco to FollowBILLY ELLIOT Plays Chigaco Thru 1/15; Stops in Toronto & San Francisco to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment are announcing, with Broadway In Chicago, that tickets for the finAl Block of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL in Chicago will go on sale Friday, July 16, 2010. After a successful 10-month run, BILLY ELLIOT will play its final Chicago performance on January 15, 2011. This finAl Block of performances runs from October 26, 2010 through January 15, 2011 and includes popular holiday performances. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Extends Thru 10/24 At The Ford Center, 250,000 New Tickets On SaleBILLY ELLIOT Extends Thru 10/24 At The Ford Center, 250,000 New Tickets On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment are thrilled to announce, with Broadway In Chicago that Billy Elliot the Musical, currently playing at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph), is extending its run in Chicago by fifteen weeks through October 24, 2010. (more...)

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