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Tony Winner Lillias White to Headline Cabaret Series at Segerstrom Center Photo Tony Winner Lillias White to Headline Cabaret Series at Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019

Tony® and Emmy Award winner Lillias White returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Cabaret Series with an autobiographical show filled with musical highlights from her life and career January 23 - 25, 2020 in Samueli Theater. With her powerhouse voice and exuberant stage presence, White has won accolades for her show-stopping performances on the Broadway stage, on television and in films. The New York Times declared, 'Lillias White is a singer who makes the most challenging vocal feats look almost easy.'

Crest Theatre at Old School Square Announces 2020 Broadway Cabaret Series - Betty Buc Photo Crest Theatre at Old School Square Announces 2020 Broadway Cabaret Series - Betty Buckley, Gavin Creel, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

In its 24th season, the Crest Theatre at Old School Square announces the 2020 Broadway Cabaret Series. Presented in association with Mark Keller, the Broadway Cabaret series features Broadway's brightest stars, accompanied by legendary musical directors on Monday and Tuesday evenings! Premium and VIP ticketholders are welcomed to join a post-show reception with the performers in the Ocean Breeze room. This series is currently open for subscriptions through July 31st to guarantee a seat to the hottest series of the Crest Theatre season.

Memorial Will Be Held For Ira Gasman This Summer Photo Memorial Will Be Held For Ira Gasman This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

A memorial service will be held on July 21 for Ira Gasman, who wrote the lyrics for THE LIFE on Broadway 20 years ago.

Tony-Nominated Lyricist Ira Gasman Passes Away at 76 Photo Tony-Nominated Lyricist Ira Gasman Passes Away at 76
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Broadway writer and lyricist and Tony nominee Ira Gasman passed away on Saturday, October 6, in Norfolk, Virginia. He was 76 years old.

Paderewski Cycle, Kyle Riabko, Bernard Purdie and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's P Photo Paderewski Cycle, Kyle Riabko, Bernard Purdie and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running November 1-12, 2017. Scroll down for details!

Arnie Burton, Alli Mauzey, Brad Oscar and More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's LOVE AN Photo Arnie Burton, Alli Mauzey, Brad Oscar and More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's LOVE AND OTHER FABLES Readings Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, a screwball romantic musical comedy, with a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries.

Arnie Burton, Alli Mauzey, Brad Oscar and More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's LOVE AN Photo Arnie Burton, Alli Mauzey, Brad Oscar and More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's LOVE AND OTHER FABLES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, a screwball romantic musical comedy, with a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries.

Two River Theater Announces the Lineup of Artists for AN EVENING ON THE MUSICAL FRONTIER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Two River Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces An Evening on the Musical Frontier, a benefit performance featuring songs from musicals in development at Two River. Alec Baldwin is the Honorary Event Chair for the one-night special event on Friday, May 12, which will begin with a cocktail reception at 6pm.

BWW Review: THE LIFE, Southwark Playouse
by Gary Naylor - Mar 30, 2017

The Life is the story of two women living in New York in the 70s, one keen to get out of the sex workers' life, the other keen to get on, told through wonderful songs, beautifully sung.

Photo Coverage: New Close-Up Shots from THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by Roy Tan - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. Scroll down for exclusive, close-up stills from the show!

BWW TV: T'Shan Williams and Sharon D. Clarke Duet on 'My Friend' from THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. Watch  T'Shan Williams and Sharon D. Clarke perform 'My Friend' in the recording studio below!

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW Interview: Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 22, 2017

Michael Blakemore's stellar directing career encompasses everything from landmark productions at the National, where he was associate director, to West End and Broadway hits. He was the first director to win a Tony Award for both Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year (for Michael Frayn's Copenhagen and Kiss, Me Kate). Now, he's helming the long-awaited UK premiere of Cy Coleman musical The Life - a gritty exploration of 1980s New York's underbelly - which he first directed on Broadway in 1997. The show begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 March.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Life, which makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, will run at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season from 25 March - 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis).

Kelli Barclay, Richard J. Hinds, Randy Skinner and More to Lead GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals wants to help singers and actors to succeed in dance auditions.  In keeping with our mission to educate and support artists, Goodspeed will offer its first Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp January 6 - 8, 2017 at Pearl Studios in NYC. 

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore.

Sharon D. Clarke Joins Cast of London Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Actress, Sharon D. Clarke, has assumed a the key role in the upcoming UK premiere of Cy Coleman and Ira Gasman's, The Life, which will run at the Southwark Playhouse beginning March 25.

BWW Review: At Metropolitan Room, Singing Raconteur Eric Yves Garcia Gets Down and Revealing While Pouring Out Spirits and Stories From His Piano Bar Days
by Remy Block - Nov 16, 2015

Eric Yves Garcia has stepped away from the piano. I repeat, stepped away from the piano. The performer strides into the center stage light, his dark eyes twinkling, his jaw defined by just the right amount of stubble. This guy could be a movie star. I was excited. For the Metropolitan Room audience, Garcia's November 5 opening night of his new show Pour Spirits was about to be a down and dirty tell-all of some of New York's bacchanalian carousers as related by the handsome, attentive piano man of Chez Josephine, Bemelmans Bar, and other NYC nightspots. Garcia remained center stage for the better part of the show, allowing his inner storyteller and actor to take the reins, punctuating his alcohol-soaked dispatches from the wrong side of midnight with songs far afield of the traditional American Songbook.

Photo Coverage: MORE MUSIC by Alex Rybeck Plays 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 22, 2015

There was More Music by Alex Rybeck at 54 Below last night and Broadwayworld was there.

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