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BWW Review: Michael Friedman/Daniel Goldstein's Captivating UNKNOWN SOLDIER Explores  Photo BWW Review: Michael Friedman/Daniel Goldstein's Captivating UNKNOWN SOLDIER Explores The Unreliability Of Memory And The Romance Of Imagination
by Michael Dale - Mar 10, 2020

For BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, Michael Friedman whipped up an emo rock score that comically skewered white male privilege. For LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST his music and lyrics embraced the open-hearted awkwardness of lovers testing the waters of adulthood, and in THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, they nostalgically provided a tapestry of pop harmonies, soul and rap. And then there was the abundance of fresh material created for The Civilians, the investigative theatre company he co-founded.

Wake Up With BWW 2/19: First Look at the New FROZEN Cast, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/19: First Look at the New FROZEN Cast, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020

Today's top stories: get a first look at new cast members in Frozen, and more!

BWW TV: Broadway Sessions Belts It Out for Black History Month! Photo BWW TV: Broadway Sessions Belts It Out for Black History Month!
by Ben Cameron - Feb 18, 2020

A few weeks ago over at Broadway Sessions we were joined by an incredible lineup of artists for our Black History Month Celebration! It was an amazing night full of beautiful moments from everyone involved. Performers included Nikki James (Tony Award-Winner), Olivia Donalson (Aladdin), Arica Jackson (Head Over Heels), Laurissa 'Lala' Romain (South Pacific), Kathryn Allison (Wicked), Brennyn Lark (Les Miserables), Antoine Smith (MJ The Musical), Brynn Williams (Spongebob), Carmen Ruby Floyd (Hello Dolly), Joy Woods (Little Shop Of Horrors), Olutayo Bosede (Moulin Rouge), Crystal Joy (Motown), Salome Smith (Little Shop Of Horrors), L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King), Imari Hardon (Avenue Q), Anthony Chatmon (Be More Chill), Ayana George (MJ The Musical), Anastacia McClesky (Waitress), Christiani Pitts (King Kong), Jay McKenzie (Beautiful).

Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black History Month Photo Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway cast twice monthly. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, February 6th, Broadway Sessions celebrates Black History Month with an all star line up of Broadway vets.

Kerstin Anderson, Estelle Parsons, Margo Seibert and More to Star in Michael Friedman Photo Kerstin Anderson, Estelle Parsons, Margo Seibert and More to Star in Michael Friedman's UNKNOWN SOLDIER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) today announced the cast and creative team of Unknown Soldier, a sweeping, elegiac chamber musical that melts time, spanning three generations as it follows a woman's journey to unearth the secrets buried in her family's past. With a book and lyrics by Daniel Goldstein, making his New York writing debut, Unknown Soldier is also the last work from the late, beloved Michael Friedman (music and lyrics) to be premiered in the city. Together, they created a work that profoundly illustrates the search into the existences of those who've passed, connecting the love and loss, hope and regret of two womena?'and a country forever scarred by wara?'across a century. Unknown Soldier follows Ellen Rabinowitz, a woman who's inherited her grandmother's homea?'and with it, a clue that her understanding of her family and of herself are incomplete. Directed by Trip Cullman and choreographed by Patrick McCollum, this New York premiere production will take place in the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street), February 14-March 29, 2020.

Broadway's Future Songbook Series Presents MANDELA Photo Broadway's Future Songbook Series Presents MANDELA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow - continues its 2019-20 season on Monday, November 25th in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street. Produced and Hosted by John Znidarsic, the evening spotlights the new musical - MANDELA. Show time is 6PM and ADMISSION IS FREE.

Photo Flash: Andy Blankenbuehler Directs FIVE POINTS Featuring Beth Leavel, Christoph Photo Photo Flash: Andy Blankenbuehler Directs FIVE POINTS Featuring Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, And More At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

On Monday September 16th the new musical Five Points delivered a sold-out concert at Feinsteins/54 Below! 

Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber & Ephraim Sykes To Lead FIVE POINTS Concert At Feins Photo Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber & Ephraim Sykes To Lead FIVE POINTS Concert At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

The new musicial, Five Points, which made its world premiere at Theater Latte Da in spring 2018, will be performed in concert September 16 at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Photo Coverage: OKLAHOMA!, PRETTY WOMAN & More Sing Out at Broadway in Bryant Park Photo Photo Coverage: OKLAHOMA!, PRETTY WOMAN & More Sing Out at Broadway in Bryant Park
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 9, 2019

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! 106.7 LITE FM's popular series will bring the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway together for FREE performances, for six consecutive weeks, continuing through next Thursday, August 15. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are invited to come at 11 a.m. every Thursday, beginning July 11 through August 15, with performances running from 12:30 p.m. EST - 1:30 p.m. EST on the Bryant Park Stage.

Meet The Current Broadway Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL! Photo Meet The Current Broadway Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2019

Check out the latest cast of Drifters, Shirelles, and music industry legends that make up the company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical!

Photo Flash: The Black Is Beautiful Project Joins SING FOR YOUR SENIORS Photo Photo Flash: The Black Is Beautiful Project Joins SING FOR YOUR SENIORS
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

Three non-profit organizations serving New York City seniors joined forces last week for a session of show-stopping numbers from the Great American Songbook.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at STARS IN THE ALLEY Photo Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at STARS IN THE ALLEY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 11, 2019

This year's Stars in the Alley concert was held on May 10. Hosted by Alex Brightman, the celebration included performances and appearances by 2019 Tony Award-nominated performers including: Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom), Sarah Stiles (Tootsie), as well as performances from 2019 Tony Award-nominated musicals including: Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations; Beetlejuice; Hadestown; Kiss Me, Kate; Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!; The Prom; and Tootsie.

Photo Coverage: Stars From HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE, BEETLEJUICE, and More Perform at STARS Photo Photo Coverage: Stars From HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE, BEETLEJUICE, and More Perform at STARS IN THE ALLEY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 11, 2019

This year's Stars in the Alley concert was held on May 10. Hosted by Alex Brightman, the celebration included performances and appearances by 2019 Tony Award-nominated performers including: Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom), Sarah Stiles (Tootsie), as well as performances from 2019 Tony Award-nominated musicals including: Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations; Beetlejuice; Hadestown; Kiss Me, Kate; Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!; The Prom; and Tootsie.

Jeremy Jordan, George Salazar, and More to Perform at STARS IN THE ALLEY Photo Jeremy Jordan, George Salazar, and More to Perform at STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, has announced the performers for the concert that will take place on Friday, May 10th at 1pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets.

Quentin Earl Darrington, Sasha Allen, Jeremy Hays, and More Will Lead a Reading of Ne Photo Quentin Earl Darrington, Sasha Allen, Jeremy Hays, and More Will Lead a Reading of New Musical MANDELA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

A private, invitation only industry reading of the new musical Mandela will be held on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15, 2019. Mandela has music and lyrics by two South African composer/lyricists signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Greg Dean Borowsky and Shaun Borowsky, with a book by Laiona Michelle (Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical). This reading is directed by Schele Williams (Rent, Motown: The Musical), with music direction by Alvin Hough, Jr. (Once On This Island). Fifth Estate Entertainment (Nathan Gehan/Jamison Scott) serves as general manager for the reading. The reading will be attended by Nandi Mandela, Nelson Mandela's granddaughter, on behalf of the Mandela family who have officially partnered with the show.

Lauren Nicole Chapman, Andrew Kober & More to Sing The Songs of F. MICHAEL HAYNIE at  Photo Lauren Nicole Chapman, Andrew Kober & More to Sing The Songs of F. MICHAEL HAYNIE at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The Green Room 42 will present MUSIC PLAYED ALOUD: THE SONGS OF F. MICHAEL HAYNIE on Monday, March 11th at 9:30pm featuring Alysha Deslorieux (Hamilton), Anthony Lee Medina (Hamilton), Lauren Nicole Chapman (Frozen), Andrew Kober (School of Rock, Alice by Heart), and more.

Photo Flash: The Cast of BEAUTIFUL Celebrates Black History Month With BLACK IS BEAUT Photo Photo Flash: The Cast of BEAUTIFUL Celebrates Black History Month With BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2019

The cast of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical are celebrating Black History Month with a new photo series titled 'Black is BEAUTIFUL.'

Broadway at the Cabaret: Norm Lewis, Santino Fontana & More! Photo Broadway at the Cabaret: Norm Lewis, Santino Fontana & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: Norm Lewis, Santino Fontana, 11 O'Clock Numbers and a new musical premiere!

More Exciting Programming Coming Up This Week At Feinstein's/54 Below Photo More Exciting Programming Coming Up This Week At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Chilina Kennedy Returns to the Cast of BEAUTIFUL for Fifth Anniversary Photo Chilina Kennedy Returns to the Cast of BEAUTIFUL for Fifth Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Chilina Kennedy will return to Beautiful - The Carole King Musical starting Thursday, January 3 as the production prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary on Broadway.

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