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Emmy Award winner and eleventh Broadway production. Recently appeared in the Grammy and Tony Award winning Best Revival The Color Purple. Favorite Broadway credits include: Motown, Leap of Faith, Catch Me If You Can, Finian's Rainbow, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida. Regional: One Night In Miami (Sam ... (read more)
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Emmy Award winner and eleventh Broadway production. Recently appeared in the Grammy and Tony Award winning Best Revival The Color Purple. Favorite Broadway credits include: Motown, Leap of Faith, Catch Me If You Can, Finian's Rainbow, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida. Regional: One Night In Miami (Sam ... (read more)
SOMETHING ROTTEN West Coast Regional Premiere Opens Musical Theatre West 2019-2020 SeasonSOMETHING ROTTEN West Coast Regional Premiere Opens Musical Theatre West 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 67th season with the West Coast regional theatre premiere of the 10-time Tony nominated musical Something Rotten! at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center October 18 a?" November 3.  From the co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Avenue Q comes a no-holds-a?oeBarda?? deliciously loopy celebration of the greatest English playwright and the greatest American art form.   Music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Music Theatre Wichita, Immigrants Get the Job DoneBWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Music Theatre Wichita, Immigrants Get the Job Done
by Craig Richardson - Aug 19, 2019

According to 'fake' news sources, during the 2016 presidential election Hispanics made up about eleven percent of the electorate which was up ten percent from 2012. An estimated 58.9 million Hispanic people live in the United States comprising eighteen percent of the American population. Furthermore, one in seven U.S. residents is foreign born, including you, the reader. In 2018, over 106,147 asylum seeker applications were presented to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. With these kinds of statistical facts, it can be inferred immigration is certainly on the rise, especially those searching for a safe haven in the supposedly United States who come from countries of violence, persecution, and turmoil of their own. Immigration has always made America great bringing varied values while creating a true melting pot. And as the lyrics say in Lin Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton, 'immigrants, we get the job done.' Sure, you can point fingers and say I'm a millennial living at home with mom and dad and have no inclination of the outside real world or know the importance of a job, but as a privileged Irish American white male actor, I have witnessed time and time again these hard working immigrants 'getting the job done' at restaurant and customer service jobs to help support their own American dream of simple inclusion and sense of belonging. Jobs which no one truly likes to work. From dishwashers, to construction workers, to asylum seeking students, there is nothing these refugees will do to try to assimilate and make America their newfound home. Such themes were presented at Music Theatre Wichita's 2019 season closer In the Heights also written by Lin Manuel Miranda which ran from August 7th-11th at Century II Concert Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre WichitaVIDEO: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2019

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 2019 Season with In the Heights August 7-11, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical which introduced Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to Broadway. With book written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, the high-energy story unfolds during a tumultuous three-day period which dramatically affects the residents of a close-knit Washington Heights neighborhood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre WichitaPhoto Flash: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

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Music Theatre Wichita Announces Cast of IN THE HEIGHTSMusic Theatre Wichita Announces Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 2019 Season with In the Heights August 7-11, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical which introduced Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to Broadway. With book written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, the high-energy story unfolds during a tumultuous three-day period which dramatically affects the residents of a close-knit Washington Heights neighborhood. (more...)

Grasan Kingsberry Leads Music Theater Of Wichita's IN THE HEIGHTSGrasan Kingsberry Leads Music Theater Of Wichita's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019

Music Theatre of Wichita will present Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical IN THE HEIGHTS August 7th- August 11th, 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, April 10- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Flies Onto BroadwayVIDEO: On This Day, April 10- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Flies Onto Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

On this day in 2011, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. (more...)

5-Star Theatricals Announces Full Cast For Special Benefit Evening Of DREAMGIRLS IN CONCERT5-Star Theatricals Announces Full Cast For Special Benefit Evening Of DREAMGIRLS IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) presents a very special benefit event, ONE NIGHT ONLY - DREAMGIRLS IN CONCERT, music by Henry Krieger, book & lyrics by Tom Eyen, musical direction by Patrick Gandy, choreography by Lesia Kaye and directed by Robert Clater. DREAMGIRLS IN CONCERT will perform Saturday, February 16, 2018 at 8pm at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.     (more...)

5-Star Theatricals Presents DREAMGIRLS IN CONCERT5-Star Theatricals Presents DREAMGIRLS IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) presents a very special benefit event, ONE NIGHT ONLY - DREAMGIRLS IN CONCERT,music by Henry Krieger, book & lyrics by Tom Eyen, musical direction by Patrick Gandy, choreography by Lesia Kaye and directed by Robert Clater. DREAMGIRLS IN CONCERT will perform Saturday, February 16, 2018 at 8pm at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.     (more...)

Photo Coverage: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Is Honored With The 12th Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway ChorusPhoto Coverage: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Is Honored With The 12th Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus
by Walter McBride - Jun 20, 2018

Yesterday, June 19, Actors' Equity Association, the labor union for professional stage actors and stage managers, presented the 2018 Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) Award to the chorus of Once on This Island. The award, established in 2007, is given to what the committee votes on as the outstanding Broadway chorus of the season. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Earns 12th Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway ChorusONCE ON THIS ISLAND Earns 12th Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Actors' Equity Association has announced that Once on This Island will receive the twelfth annual "ACCA" Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. Presented by Equity's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA), the ACCA Award is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. (more...)

Broadway Cast Recording of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Now Available to StreamBroadway Cast Recording of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Now Available to Stream
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Beginning today, the New Broadway Cast Recording of Once On This Island is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music. The album is currently available for purchase at www.BroadwayRecords.com, www.Amazon.com and at Circle in the Square Theatre. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Cast And Creative React To Tony Award NominationsONCE ON THIS ISLAND Cast And Creative React To Tony Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

BroadwayWorld has been checking in with Tony Award nominees all morning! We caught up with the nominated cast and creative from Once On This Island on Broadway to get their first reactions at being up for Tony Awards this season. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, April 10- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Opens Live in Living Color on BroadwayVIDEO: On This Day, April 10- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Opens Live in Living Color on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 10, 2018

On this day in 2011, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Performs at Barnes and Noble in Honor of Cast Album ReleasePhoto Coverage: The Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Performs at Barnes and Noble in Honor of Cast Album Release
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 15, 2018

Broadway stars Phillip Boykin, Quentin Earl Darrington, Hailey Kilgore, Kenita R. Miller, Alex Newell, Isaac Powell, Lea Salonga and additional cast members of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, along with composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty celebrated the release of the musical's cast album recording (available now through Broadway Records) at Barnes and Noble last night, March 14. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Cast Album Released TodayONCE ON THIS ISLAND Cast Album Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Today, Broadway Records released the New Broadway Cast Recording of Once On This Island on CD and digitally through most major music retailers. The album is currently available at www.BroadwayRecords.com, www.Amazon.com and at Circle in the Square Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Performs 'Mama Will Provide' on Late Night with Seth MeyersVIDEO: The Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Performs 'Mama Will Provide' on Late Night with Seth Meyers
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2018

Mama provided! The cast of Once on This Island appeared on last night's Late Night with Seth Meyers, where they performed 'Mama Will Provide.' Watch the full performance below! (more...)

Photo: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits ONCE ON THIS ISLANDPhoto: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2018

Lea Salonga took to Instagram today to share a photo she took with Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda, who visited Once on This Island today with his wife! 'So Lin-Manuel came to the show today!!!' Salonga writes. 'Needless to say, we all were thrilled. Thanks to you and Vanessa for coming to the island!!!' (more...)

Photo Flash: Tina Fey, Brian d'Arcy James, and More Visit ONCE ON THIS ISLANDPhoto Flash: Tina Fey, Brian d'Arcy James, and More Visit ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2017

The cast of Once on this Island recently got visits from Tina Fey, Brian d'Arcy James, Will Chase, Ingrid Michaelson, and David Henry Hwang. The show's official Twitter account posted photos of cast members with the visitors. Check out the tweets, and the photos here! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Records Cast Album!Photo Coverage: The Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Records Cast Album!
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2017

Mama Will Provide...a cast album for the revival of Once on This Island! Broadway Records announced that the album will be released on CD and digitally at most major music retailers on February 23, 2018. The release of Once On This Island will mark the 100th new release by Broadway Records since the label was established in 2012. The album is produced by Elliot Scheiner, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Hunter Arnold and Ken Davenport. (more...)

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