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BWW Review: FAME THE MUSICAL at Gala Hispanic TheatreBWW Review: FAME THE MUSICAL at Gala Hispanic Theatre
by Charles Shubow - May 16, 2019

Luis Salgado is quickly becoming known as an acclaimed director and choreographer. He has just returned from Germany where he served as Associate DirectorChoreographer for Cirque du Solieil's PARAMOUR. Two years ago he directed and choreographed the Helen Hayes winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS at the GALA Hispanic Theatre. He is now returning to GALA with his own version of FAME, The Musical. (more...)

All-Star Cast & Band Unite To Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARAll-Star Cast & Band Unite To Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

For nearly 50 years, Jesus Christ Superstar has electrified audiences around the globe, and has become the standard by which all future rock operas have been measured. For one weekend only in March, an all-star ensemble of singers and rock musicians are joining forces to present Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70's rock-infused retelling of Jesus Christ's final week. Alpine Theatre Project will present Jesus Christ Superstar March 8 - 10 at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center in downtown Whitefish. (more...)

All-Star Cast & Band Unite To Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARAll-Star Cast & Band Unite To Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

For nearly 50 years, Jesus Christ Superstar has electrified audiences around the globe, and has become the standard by which all future rock operas have been measured. For one weekend only in March, an all-star ensemble of singers and rock musicians are joining forces to present Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70's rock-infused retelling of Jesus Christ's final week. Alpine Theatre Project will present Jesus Christ Superstar March 8 - 10 at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center in downtown Whitefish. (more...)

Cast Recording of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Featuring Diana DeGarmo And Ace Young Now StreamingCast Recording of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Featuring Diana DeGarmo And Ace Young Now Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

The New York bound musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES is now available for streaming on all platforms including  iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, AmazonMusic, Pandora, YouTube Music and for FREE download on CD Baby.   (more...)

BWW Review: A Marvelously Sung, Laugh Fest - UMPO STRANGER THINGS - No THING Better!!!BWW Review: A Marvelously Sung, Laugh Fest - UMPO STRANGER THINGS - No THING Better!!!
by Gil Kaan - Oct 28, 2018

Kate Pazakis, executive producer of the UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF series, continues her successful streak of hysterical musical parodies of cinematic pop favorites with THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF STRANGER THINGS. Pazakis' most witty script cleverly utilizes pop songs to advance the narrative of the Netflix cult phenom Stranger Things. Nathan Moore expertly directs his cast of enthusiastic triple-threats at a rousing, non-stop pace with only enough time for deserved applause to die down before the next song or comedy bit tickles your funny bones.  (more...)

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Star in Industry Reading of HIT HER WITH THE SKATESDiana DeGarmo and Ace Young Star in Industry Reading of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

American Idols and real-life couple, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young we be part of a special industry presentation of the upcoming musical, HIT HER WITH THE SKATES, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli, on Tuesday, October 16 at 4:30pm at Bowlmore Times Square / POP Room. (more...)

Casting Announced For IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S At El PortalCasting Announced For IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S At El Portal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

Cast Announced for IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'SCast Announced for IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

BWW Review: FLASHDANCE at Kursaal OostendBWW Review: FLASHDANCE at Kursaal Oostend
by Donovan Wilde - Jul 31, 2018

The Broadway version of Flashdance has hit the stage! Be ready to take a trip back to memory lane where you get the storyline of a young girl who is a welder at a steel mill during the day and an exotic dancer by night. (more...)

IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Comes to El Portal - Tickets On Sale SundayIN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Comes to El Portal - Tickets On Sale Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

Photo Throwback: Irene Cara Poses on the Red Carpet in 1984Photo Throwback: Irene Cara Poses on the Red Carpet in 1984
by Walter McBride - May 7, 2018

We're taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride for exclusive flashbacks to Broadway past. Today, check out these shots of Irene Cara from 1984! (more...)

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young to Lead New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATESDiana DeGarmo and Ace Young to Lead New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

American Idols and real-life couple, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young have signed on to star in the upcoming musical, HIT HER WITH THE SKATES, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, (more...)

Broadway's Peggi Blu to Perform SINATRA IN BLU at the Triad TheatreBroadway's Peggi Blu to Perform SINATRA IN BLU at the Triad Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2017

On Sunday, December 3rdth at 8:00 pm Lee Summers' 'Just A Piano' Concert Series presents Broadway's Peggi Blu in a return to the Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street. In Sinatra in Blu, Ms. Blu demonstrates her gospel/soulful beginnings; her Broadway brilliance and Recording Artist chops in a virtuosic evening of classic song and story telling (more...)

A.R.T. & Harvard Art Museums to Host Events Series Alongside WARHOLCAPOTEA.R.T. & Harvard Art Museums to Host Events Series Alongside WARHOLCAPOTE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and Harvard Art Museums have partnered in conjunction with the A.R.T.'s production of WARHOLCAPOTE to present a series of events highlighting the contemporary legacies of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote, including a unique encounter with Warhol screen-prints and a speaker series featuring journalists, multimedia artists, curators, and collectors. (more...)

Reel Sisters Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Tribute Awards CeremonyReel Sisters Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Tribute Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 6:30 pm, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present the Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award to legendary actress Vinie Burrows ( Walk Together Children ) and the Reel Sisters Trailblazer Award to Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU) and Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow). (more...)

A.R.T. & Harvard Art Museums to Host Events Series Alongside WARHOLCAPOTEA.R.T. & Harvard Art Museums to Host Events Series Alongside WARHOLCAPOTE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and Harvard Art Museums have partnered in conjunction with the A.R.T.'s production of WARHOLCAPOTE to present a series of events highlighting the contemporary legacies of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote, including a unique encounter with Warhol screen-prints and a speaker series featuring journalists, multimedia artists, curators, and collectors. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

Songwriter Hall of Fame's Holly Knight Hosts WOMEN ROCK 5/22 at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Hosted by Songwriter Hall of Fame's Holly Knight ('Simply The Best,' 'Love Is A Battlefield,' 'Invincible'),  Schirmer Theatrical and Greenberg Artists present 'Women Rock' at The Cutting Room on May 22nd, celebrating the great female singers and songwriters who changed the face of rock n' roll. A portion of the proceeds from 'Women Rock' will be donated to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET!'s David Baida to Conclude Metropolitan Room Run Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

ON YOUR FEET! star David Baida's UNEXPECTED SURPRISE will play its final performance at The Metropolitan Room on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:15 PM). (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Apr 15, 2017

Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport, CT entertains while providing unique twists and positive lessons from the classic children's story CINDERELLA. The entire family will enjoy this musical with audience participation for children and music from the 1980s for their parents. (more...)

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