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Frenchie Davis Appears In New Pop Opera WARMFrenchie Davis Appears In New Pop Opera WARM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Firehouse Theatre welcomes Frenchie Davis to the cast of its upcoming workshop of JC Gonzalez's new pop/rock opera WARM that will perform at the Dominion Energy Center's Gottwald Playhouse for three performances only beginning Friday, September 20, 2019. (more...)

Firehouse Announces Cast And Creative Team For JC Gonzalez's New Pop/Rock Opera WARMFirehouse Announces Cast And Creative Team For JC Gonzalez's New Pop/Rock Opera WARM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019

Firehouse Theatre has announced the cast and creative team that will be performing a workshop of JC Gonzalez's new pop/rock opera WARM. (more...)

Cady Huffman, Telly Leung, Susan Lucci And More Announced For FEARLESS Pride EventCady Huffman, Telly Leung, Susan Lucci And More Announced For FEARLESS Pride Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Come see how Broadway does Pride!  Emmy award-winner Susan Lucci will join a bevy of performers from stage, screen and sports to celebrate LGBTQIA Pride! (more...)

Frenchie Davis, Michael Longoria, Andy Mientus And More Join Max Vernon For Final Joe's Pub Show, 4/23Frenchie Davis, Michael Longoria, Andy Mientus And More Join Max Vernon For Final Joe's Pub Show, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

MAX VERNON - the songwriter described by The New Yorker as 'equal parts Bohemia and Broadway' - will conclude his first residency at Joe's Pub, Existential Life Crisis Lullaby, on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM. Following five sold out shows in the last year, he returns with special guests Michael Longoria, Frenchie Davis, Jo Lampert, Lauren Pritchard, Andy Mientus, Fancy Feast, and Sophia Ramos. The spring shows are directed by Ellie Heyman. Vernon received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, three Drama Desk Award nominations, a Jonathan Larson Grant and the Richard Rodgers Award for his musicals The View UpStairs and KPOP, both of which had critically-acclaimed extended Off-Broadway runs in 2017. KPOP is planning a major new production later this year, and The View UpStairs will have its UK premiere in London this summer. Following a sold-out debut at the Kennedy Center in 2017, Vernon has returned to the New York nightclub stage for an exclusive engagement of high spectacle, high fashion, and high belted F sharps. (more...)

SOFT POWER, Kathleen Marshall and More Nominated for 2019 LA Stage Alliance Ovation AwardsSOFT POWER, Kathleen Marshall and More Nominated for 2019 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

The nominees for the 29th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were announced this week. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 40th Anniversary of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Celebrated at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: 40th Anniversary of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Celebrated at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 10, 2018

Richard Maltby, Jr. the original director and director of last night's sensational celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Ain't Missbehvin' : The Music Of Fats Waller said it best when he explained the trajectory of the 1978 production…..'Jan 1 1978 we went into rehearsal with a stack of sheet music, a company of wonderful actors, who turned out to be 5 good ideas….Feb 1st we opened, March 1st we closed, April 1st we started rehearsals for Broadway, May 1st we opened on Broadway, and June 1st we won the Tony Award for Best Musical. I thought, well that's the way Broadway is! (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Full September ProgramFeinstein's/54 Below Announces Full September Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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Charlayne Woodard Joins 40th Anniversary Concert Of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'Charlayne Woodard Joins 40th Anniversary Concert Of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Charlayne Woodard (FX's Pose, ER) who starred in the original AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', the 1978 Tony Award-winning musical that celebrated the music of American composer Fats Waller, has joined the show's 40th-anniversary celebration at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, September 9th at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

Andre DeShields, Ken Page, Frenchie Davis Join AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' 40th Anniversary ConcertAndre DeShields, Ken Page, Frenchie Davis Join AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' 40th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Andre DeShields (The Full Monty, The Wiz) and Ken Page (Cats, The Nightmare Before Christmas), who starred in the original AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', the 1978 Tony Award-winning musical that celebrated the music of American composer Fats Waller, have joined the show's 40th-anniversary celebration at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, September 9th at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

San Diego Women's Chorus to Welcome New Members at New Member Orientation and Informational SessionSan Diego Women's Chorus to Welcome New Members at New Member Orientation and Informational Session
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Following a productive summer touring schedule which included an appearance at Sister Singers Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan, multiple community performances in and around greater San Diego, and a standing room only, sold out Pride concert, the San Diego Women's Chorus (SDWC) begins its 2018/2019 singing season this month. Interested community members are invited to learn more about participation at the group's Fall 2018 New Member Orientation and Informational Session on Sunday August 19th from 4-7pm at the SDWC rehearsal space at Mission Hills United Church of Christ, located at 4070 Jackdaw Street, San Diego, CA 92103. (more...)

Go Behind the Making Of A Cast Recording with DESPERATE MEASURESGo Behind the Making Of A Cast Recording with DESPERATE MEASURES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) will be joined by composer David Friedman and Grammy-nominated album producer Rob Sher on the Guild Hall stage on Wednesday, April 16 at 7pm for an insightful discussion answering the question, 'How do all those original cast recordings of our favorite musicals get made?' (more...)

Hilarious Drunken Mock Audition Takes Place At The West End This Saturday NightHilarious Drunken Mock Audition Takes Place At The West End This Saturday Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

A Chorus Line meets tequila, 18 singing actors will drunkenly perform 32,16,8, maybe event 2 bar cuts from their audition book in front of live audience and industry guests. Alison Franck (Franck Casting), Chaz Wolcott (Newsies/So You Think You Can Dance), and Cory Wade (Multimedia Recording Artist and 2nd runner up of America's Next Top Model) will be playing the roles of 'casting director.' Hosted by the hilarious Jacob McKenna. Half Messy Bar Show/Half Masterclass, DRUNK AUDITIONS gives you a front row seat at the other side of the table. If you're looking for a night of theatre shenanigans, industry networking, and comedic banter, the show's creator - producing casting director, Ian Connor offers you a [not so] private appointment for this Saturday, February 24th. 6:30pm at The West End Lounge. Tickets only $10 online and can be reserved here: https://ianconnorpresents.ticketspice.com/drunk-auditions *Venue requires two drink minimum/cash only! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief December 14th, 2017: New Show Readings, Holiday Concerts, and More!BWW Morning Brief December 14th, 2017: New Show Readings, Holiday Concerts, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top news: readings of new shows BREAD AND ROSES and CHRISTMAS IN HELL, a holiday concert featuring Robert Creighton and FROZEN co-stars, as well as one featuring Frenchie Davis, and more! (more...)

Frenchie Davis to Host Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps' SILVER SCREEN HOLIDAYS Concert at Symphony SpaceFrenchie Davis to Host Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps' SILVER SCREEN HOLIDAYS Concert at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Broadway singer, LGBTQ+ advocate, and alum of The Voice, Frenchie Davis will host The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps (LGBAC) Symphonic Band's holiday extravaganza, Silver Screen Holidays, today December 14, 2017 at Peter Norton Symphony Space. (more...)

Frenchie Davis to Host Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps' SILVER SCREEN HOLIDAYS Concert at Symphony SpaceFrenchie Davis to Host Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps' SILVER SCREEN HOLIDAYS Concert at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Broadway singer, LGBTQ+ advocate, and alum of The Voice, Frenchie Davis will host The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps (LGBAC) Symphonic Band's holiday extravaganza, Silver Screen Holidays, on Thursday December 14, 2017 at Peter Norton Symphony Space. (more...)

La Mirada & McCoy Rigby Entertainment Announce 2017-2018 SeasonLa Mirada & McCoy Rigby Entertainment Announce 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to announce it has added Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC to its 40th Anniversary season of shows 40 YEARS OF PHENOMENAL! Forty never looked so good and our joint is now jumpin' as we kicked off our season with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in a brand new look at the Fats Waller musical AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', directed by its original Broadway cast member Ken Page (now through October 8); up next is the acclaimed play with songs about the last year of Judy Garland's life,END OF THE RAINBOW; then leave your troubles outside because in here, life is beautiful as we present our new production of Kander & Ebb's CABARET; then be romanced on some enchanted evening with an all-time classic, Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC; and we will close our 40th in a high-flying way by seizing the day with NEWSIES! (more...)

VIDEO: See The Cast Of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At La Mirada Theatre In Action!VIDEO: See The Cast Of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At La Mirada Theatre In Action!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Watch the cast of La Mirada's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'! The show runs through October 8! (more...)

Review Roundup: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'- THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL at La MiradaReview Roundup: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'- THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL at La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at La Mirada theatre runs through October 8, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

BWW Review: Rousing Revival of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Roars at La MiradaBWW Review: Rousing Revival of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Roars at La Mirada
by Michael Quintos - Sep 25, 2017

In a new, incredibly enjoyable regional revival of the Tony Award-winning AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' - THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting one of the most rousing, rip-roaring iterations of this musical treat, under the informed direction of one of the show's original cast members, Ken Page. In his hands, this McCoy-Rigby Entertainment production is energized by a consistent barrage of spectacular musical performances that are exuberantly performed and are wonderfully appealing. If you're looking for pure, buoyant, musically-thrilling entertainment in its most delightful form, then look no farther than this excellent production which continues performances in La Mirada, CA through October 8. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Sep 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the opening night of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at La Mirada Theatre! (more...)

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