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Giancarlo Esposito to Host RAW Event at Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Talking about the dangers of drugs requires a frank approach which is just what actor Giancarlo Esposito will do in his no-holds-barred event: RAW, 'Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You', at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. This free event, a co-production of The Ridgefield Playhouse and The Ridgefield Prevention Council and Family University, brings the wildly popular actor who stars in TVs Breaking Bad to the stage of the Playhouse. A Q&A will allow audience members to speak directly with Mr. Esposito. To reserve free seats, call the box office at (203) 438-5795, or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Giancarlo Esposito to Host RAW Event at Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Children and drug abuse in America are the top-of-mind topics that families are often at a loss for words to discuss. On Saturday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m., The Ridgefield Playhouse and The Ridgefield Prevention Council and Family University are hosting a free event calledRAW with popular actor/director/producer Giancarlo Esposito of the Breaking Bad television series, who will help families talk about drugs and how to keep it real and safe. Actor Giancarlo Esposito, best known for his portrayal of Gustavo 'Gus' Fring on the series Breaking Bad, will share his experiences growing up with drugs and alcohol in his family and how it affected his life. Esposito's current TV role is playing Captain Tom Neville on NBC's Revolution. The audience will have a chance to meet Giancarlo Esposito at the Q&A after this event. This event is sponsored by Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You and is a co-production of The Ridgefield Playhouse, The Ridgefield Prevention Council and Family University. It is part of the Moffly Media Entertaining Conversations Series and partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa.

Giancarlo Esposito Set for RAW Discussion, Q&A at Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Children and drug abuse in America are the top-of-mind topics that families are often at a loss for words to discuss. On Saturday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m., The Ridgefield Playhouse and The Ridgefield Prevention Council and Family University are hosting a free event called RAWwith popular actor/director/producer Giancarlo Esposito of the Breaking Bad television series, who will help families talk about drugs and how to keep it real and safe. This event is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa. Actor Giancarlo Esposito, best known for his portrayal of Gustavo 'Gus' Fring on the series Breaking Bad, will share his experiences growing up with drugs and alcohol in his family and how it affected his life. Esposito's current TV role is playing Captain Tom Neville on NBC's Revolution. The audience will have a chance to meet Giancarlo Esposito at the Q&A at the end of this event.

Director, Author Present Book Release Party for 'Hidden Valley: The Awakening'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

This ain't your mother's book release party! Jon Morgan Woodward, Author/Actor/Writer/Producer, and Director John Carl Beuchler have created a mind-blowing party to go along with the release of the book, 'Hidden Valley: The Awakening,' the first of five adapted thriller screenplays from The Hidden Valley Saga Series, published by The Red Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency. The affair will take place at the Hayworth Theater, 2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90057, from 7:00-11:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite at http://hiddenvalleybookrelease.eventbrite.com/.

Richard Maltby Jr. Recounts AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Roots & Reception
by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2013

In a new entry in the Masterworks Broadway LEGENDS OF BROADWAY web series, Tony-winning director/lyricist Richard Maltby Jr. discusses the inception of the idea through to conception, casting, enaction and reception of the Fats Waller revue AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'.

IDOL WATCH: Top 10 Week 1
by Samantha Vega - Mar 15, 2013

Tonight on American Idol was the Top 10 Results Show. The night started off with Jimmy Iovine, mentor to the contestants, reviewing last night's performances. He stated that the girls are simply outperforming the boys.

BWW Interviews: Rachelle Rak of Broadway-Bound FLASHDANCE
by Heidi Scheuermann - Feb 23, 2013

You've probably seen the movie, but what does FLASHDANCE the Musical have that the movie doesn't? One word. Sas. That's right ladies and gents. Broadway veteran Rachelle Rak has taken on the role of Tess in this brand new musical that is currently sweeping across the US.

BWW Reviews: What a Feeling From Hippodrome's FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL
by Giordana Segneri - Feb 13, 2013

Now, 30 years (three decades!) later, Flashdance--The Musical is back to remind us of the raw spirit, sparkly promise and (possibly drug-enhanced) energy of that bubble gum-laden, neon-hued era when innocence was much more innocent and people actually believed that dancing could save the world. Except this, the original U.S. national touring production (note that it has not yet made it to Broadway), has toned down the horrific '80s fashion faux pas and added a bit more 21st-century sophistication.

BWW Blog: NYC Vocal Coach Robert Marks - 'Youngstars' Professional Children's Showcase
by Guest Blogger: Robert Marks - Dec 10, 2012

Before the musical Annie came to Broadway in 1977, few shows besides Oliver and The Sound of Music featured singing and dancing kids. There was the occasional child role in shows such as The Music Man and Peter Pan, but nowhere near the number of opportunities for skilled and talented kids on Broadway today. So in 1980, when I got a call to be the musical director and host of a New York City revue of professional show business kids, it was something new and different. As a matter of fact, the show would be taking place at the aptly named Something Different, New York's first "Dessert Nightclub" on the Upper East Side. The club was owned by Patricia Young, and besides the uncommon alcohol-free menu, the entire waitstaff was comprised of singers, who performed all night long.

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 15th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 15, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Casting news for ChiShakes' 'Sunday,' TATC's '42nd Street' and Paramount's 'Grease,' plus ALW and the eye-popping Marriott season, Chicago's first 'Q,' Super September along Belmont Avenue and much more!

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Announces April Shows
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2012

The April 2012 at the B. B. King Blues Club and Grill, NYC, has been announced, featuring Melanie and Oleta Adams.

Oxygen Begins Casting Second Season of THE GLEE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2011

Oxygen will begin its nationwide casting search for the next season of the 'The Glee Project,' kicking things off today with an online search. Information can be obtained at http://thegleeproject.oxygen.com, where already over 87,000 fans and hopefuls have signed up to learn more about the casting process. Additionally, beginning in November, Oxygen will launch a multiple city open casting call tour including New York, Chicago and Nashville. This announcement comes on the heels of a highly successful first season of 'The Glee Project' which became a critically acclaimed ratings hit for the network. In season one, 12 powerful contenders were chosen from over 40,000 young men and women to compete for a seven-episode guest starring role on 'Glee.'

Sheryl Bailey 4 To Perform At Smalls 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2011

Sheryl Bailey 4 to perform at Smalls on Wednesday, September 21st from 9:30-12:30. The show will be featuring Sheryl Bailey - Guitar, Jim Ridl - Piano, Gary Wang - Bass and Joe Strasser- Drums

Sheryl Bailey 4 To Perform At Smalls 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2011

Sheryl Bailey 4 to perform at Smalls on Wednesday, September 21st from 9:30-12:30. The show will be featuring Sheryl Bailey - Guitar, Jim Ridl - Piano, Gary Wang - Bass and Joe Strasser- Drums

Review - If It Only Even Runs A Minute
by Ben Peltz - Aug 7, 2011

If Mike Nichols and Elaine May ever had a routine about two theatre geeks discussing their favorite unsuccessful musicals, it probably would have resembled the kind of banter that goes on between Jennifer Tepper and Kevin Michael Murphy as creators/producers/hosts of the concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute.  Monday night's edition, their seventh, was my third visit to their collection of one-nighters where musical theatre well-knowns and not so well-knowns join music director/pianist Caleb Hoyer to sing selections from underappreciated and/or forgotten musicals between quick histories of each production by Tepper and Murphy.  Frequently, original cast members will be on hand to give first-person accounts of the bumpy roads to opening night.

The Presenters Dolan Welcome KAY LOVE to the Kranzberg 4/15-16
by Chris Gibson - Apr 14, 2011

The Presenters Dolan welcome Kay Love and her cabaret show Confessions of a Pom Pom Reject 8pm on Friday, April 15 & Saturday April 16 at the Kranzberg Arts Center. Lennie Watts directs and Steven Ray Watkins is the music director for this presentation. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.licketytix.com, or by calling 314-725-4200 ext 10.

Barry White, Donna Summer y Freddy Mercury ya tienen voz en 80’s El Musical
by Laura Pelaez - Mar 31, 2011

El proximo miercoles 13 de abril llegara al Teatro Nuevo Apolo de Madrid 80's El Musical, un recorrido por la mejor musica que sono durante esa decada en todas las pistas de baile. Class Music es la productora encargada de este espectaculo musical y ya ha completado el nuevo elenco que interpretara todos estos grandes exitos. El reparto se dara a conocer la vispera de su estreno.

The Presenters Dolan Welcome KAY LOVE to the Kranzberg 4/15-16
by Chris Gibson - Mar 10, 2011

The Presenters Dolan welcome Kay Love and her cabaret show Confessions of a Pom Pom Reject 8pm on Friday, April 15 & Saturday April 16 at the Kranzberg Arts Center. Lennie Watts directs and Steven Ray Watkins is the music director for this presentation. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.licketytix.com, or by calling 314-725-4200 ext 10.

Comienzan las audiciones para El Musical 80’s en Madrid
by Laura Pelaez - Mar 10, 2011

El proximo mes de abril llegara al teatro Nuevo Apolo de Madrid El Musical 80's, un recorrido por algunas de las mejores canciones de la decada de los 80. Se trata de una decada que nos dejo grandes temas musicales como "I will survive", "Last dance", "Maniac", "What a Keeling"… Todos ellos se siguen escuchando a dia de hoy en todo el mundo. Una gran seleccion de todas esas canciones se presenta en El Musical 80's.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' 4/30-5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2010

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park ends its Marx Theatre season with the music of jazz great Fats Waller in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'. This supercharged sizzle of song and dance will run April 30 through May 29 in the Robert S. Marx Theatre.

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