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Bio:
B'way: Hello, Dolly!, Cats, On The Town, Newsies, Bye Bye Birdie, The Grinch (2006-2007), The Boy From Oz. TV: "So You Think You Can Dance," "Smash" Nat'l Tour: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, SYTYCD Tour 2011. Thanks to my family, Bloc, Pace University and this great OTT team! ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
B'way: Hello, Dolly!, Cats, On The Town, Newsies, Bye Bye Birdie, The Grinch (2006-2007), The Boy From Oz. TV: "So You Think You Can Dance," "Smash" Nat'l Tour: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, SYTYCD Tour 2011. Thanks to my family, Bloc, Pace University and this great OTT team! ... (read complete bio)
Wake Up With BWW 6/16: New Music Video From Christy Altomare, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/16: New Music Video From Christy Altomare, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2021

Today's top stories: Watch the new music video from Christy Altomare, The Avett Brothers perform the title song from their new musical Swept Away, and more!

VIDEO: Watch Christy Altomare's New Music Video for 'Freedom Inside' Photo VIDEO: Watch Christy Altomare's New Music Video for 'Freedom Inside'
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2021

Earlier this spring, Broadway veteran Christy Altomare revealed a project that has been years in the making- her first solo album, titled Wandering Bird. Today, she releases the first music video from the album for 'Freedom Inside,' chroeographed by Jess LeProtto.

iHeartDance NYC Announces Four Additional Performances This Month Photo iHeartDance NYC Announces Four Additional Performances This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021

The series, which will offer audiences 4 intimate performances, will feature New York's biggest dance stars from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Broadway, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, EMERGE125, The Francesca Harper Project and more, including collaborations with the New York Choral Society and On Site Opera.

VIDEO: Over 75 Performers and Creatives Release 'Still Standing' in Honor of One Year Photo VIDEO: Over 75 Performers and Creatives Release 'Still Standing' in Honor of One Year Since the Broadway Shutdown
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2021

'Still Standing' is a video  celebrating the amazing professional artists, on and off stage, who are anxiously awaiting the day when  the lights of Broadway will once again be lit and audiences around the world can come back to the theatre.  

VIDEO: Dancers Perform COOL From WEST SIDE STORY Around New York City in New Video Di Photo VIDEO: Dancers Perform COOL From WEST SIDE STORY Around New York City in New Video Directed by Josh Bergasse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2021

American Dance Machine for the 21st¬†Century has¬†released its next virtual video, ‚ÄúCool‚ÄĚ from¬†West Side Story, performed by 10 extraordinary dancers around New York City. ‚ÄúCool‚ÄĚ was directed by Tony Award nominee Joshua¬†Bergasse, with choreography by Jerome Robbins recreated by Robert La Fosse.

THE LATEST DRAFT Podcast Second Season Premieres Feb. 12 Photo THE LATEST DRAFT Podcast Second Season Premieres Feb. 12
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2021

Season Two of The Latest Draft Podcast premieres this Friday, February 12. After receiving dozens of submissions, the producers narrowed down the season to eight podcast musicals and 20 cabaret songs.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, January 8- with Donna McKechnie,  Isaac Mizrahi and Mo Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, January 8- with Donna McKechnie, Isaac Mizrahi and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 8, 2021

Today (January 8) in live streaming: Isaac Mizrahi at the Carlyle, Donna McKechnie on Stars in the House, and so much more!

VIDEO: Watch Donna McKechnie and American Dance Machine on Stars in the House- Live a Photo VIDEO: Watch Donna McKechnie and American Dance Machine on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 8, 2021

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with a celebration of Donna McKechnie and The American Dance Machine with Nikki Feirt Atkins, Darius Barnes, Taeler Cyrus, Alex Debarr, Douglas Denoff, Alyssa Epstein, Sara Esty, Jess LeProtto, Donna McKechnie, Sarah Meahl and Georgina Pazcoguin.

Wake Up With BWW 1/8: MEAN GIRLS Will Not Re-Open, and More Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/8: MEAN GIRLS Will Not Re-Open, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jan 8, 2021

Today's top stories: Mean Girls will not reopen, sneak peek at Wayne Brady's concert with Seth Rudetsky, Spamalot movie adaptation acquired by Paramount, and more!

VIDEO: Watch 27 Broadway Dancers Unite with ADM21 to Take on 'The Music and the Mirro Photo VIDEO: Watch 27 Broadway Dancers Unite with ADM21 to Take on 'The Music and the Mirror'
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 23, 2020

With Broadway performances on hold since March 12, 2020 and ballet companies on hold, the entire dance community looks forward to resuming performances and welcoming audiences safely back into the magical world of live dance and theater.¬† We all need ‚ÄúSomebody to Dance For!‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Dancers Unite Across the USA for 'The Music and the Mirror' Virtual Performanc Photo VIDEO: Dancers Unite Across the USA for 'The Music and the Mirror' Virtual Performance
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 22, 2020

The dancers filmed themselves in locations around the country, all sharing the same yearning for the joyful return of live performances in front of an audience.

THE 9th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SING ALONG Moves Online Photo THE 9th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SING ALONG Moves Online
by Stephi Wild - Dec 5, 2020

The CHRISTMAS SING ALONG show, a live Upper West Side holiday favorite held annually at the historic Broadway Presbyterian Church at W114th and Broadway, moves online this year. Celebrating the holidays with music, dance, humor and art along with personal stories of holidays near and far, from recent and long ago-the show aims to gather us together, once again.

Grey Henson and More Join [INSERT MOVIE HERE]: THE MUSICAL! Season One Finale Photo Grey Henson and More Join [INSERT MOVIE HERE]: THE MUSICAL! Season One Finale
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 30, 2020

Tony-nominee Grey Henson is the lead musical performer in the season one finale episode of the podcast, [insert movie here]: The Musical!

Encore Performance of DANCING FOR DEMOCRACY Featuring Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Benant Photo Encore Performance of DANCING FOR DEMOCRACY Featuring Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Benanti and More to Take Place
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2020

On Monday October 5th, MONDAYS For BIDEN, a group created by Broadway Veteran Jeffrey Schecter, held DANCING For DEMOCRACY, a virtual fundraiser to benefit the Biden Victory Fund. The event was held on the Broadway Sessions YouTube Channel and was hosted by Schecter and fellow A Chorus Line Alum, J. Elaine Marcos.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, October 5- with Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Benanti, and  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, October 5- with Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Benanti, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 5, 2020

Today (October 5) in live streaming: Dancing for Democracy, a new Broadway for Biden Phone Bank, and so much more!

BWW Interview: Jeffrey Schecter Creator of MONDAYS FOR BIDEN'S DANCING FOR DEMOCRACY  Photo BWW Interview: Jeffrey Schecter Creator of MONDAYS FOR BIDEN'S DANCING FOR DEMOCRACY Virtual Fundraising Event Monday October 5th
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Oct 3, 2020

MONDAYS For BIDEN, a group conceived by Broadway‚Äôs Jeffrey Schecter, announces their interactive virtual fundraising event ‚ÄúDANCING For DEMOCRACY‚ÄĚ in partnership with Broadway Sessions and Broadway for Biden on Monday October 5th at 9:00pm EST. The group was formed to provide a virtual place for busy artists, humanitarians, parents and all who want to help JOE BIDEN become our next US President. 100% of donations raised during this event go directly to the Biden Victory Fund. MONDAYS For BIDEN and DANCING For DEMOCRACY creator, Jeffrey 'Shecky' Schecter will host along with fellow Broadway veteran and A Chorus Line alum, J. Elaine Marcos. It promises to be a spirited and dynamic one-hour virtual experience featuring performances and testimonials by some of Broadway and Hollywood‚Äôs most well-loved performers. You‚Äôll get to hear first hand why a Joe Biden presidency is important to them and to the future of this country.

Laura Benanti, Annaleigh Ashford, Nikki M. James and More Join DANCING FOR DEMOCRACY  Photo Laura Benanti, Annaleigh Ashford, Nikki M. James and More Join DANCING FOR DEMOCRACY Virtual Fundraiser
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 1, 2020

Mondays for Biden, in partnership with Broadway Sessions and Broadway for Biden, has announced more special guests for its interactive virtual fundraising event 'Dancing For Democracy' on Monday October 5th at 9:00pm EST.

Laura Benanti, Annaleigh Ashford, Nikki M. James, Danny Burstein & More Join DANCING  Photo Laura Benanti, Annaleigh Ashford, Nikki M. James, Danny Burstein & More Join DANCING FOR DEMOCRACY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 25, 2020

MONDAYS For BIDEN, a group conceived by Broadway's Jeffrey 'Shecky' Schecter, has announced their virtual fundraising event 'DANCING For DEMOCRACY' on Monday October 5th at 9:00pm EST. The group was created to provide a virtual place for busy artists, humanitarians, parents and all who want to help JOE BIDEN become our next US President.

MONDAYS FOR BIDEN Announces DANCING FOR DEMOCRACY Virtual Fundraiser Photo MONDAYS FOR BIDEN Announces DANCING FOR DEMOCRACY Virtual Fundraiser
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2020

MONDAYS For BIDEN, a group conceived by Broadway's Jeffrey 'Shecky' Schecter, announces their virtual fundraising event 'DANCING For DEMOCRACY' on Monday October 5th at 9:00pm EST.

VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute Photo VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute
by Robert Diamond - Sep 6, 2020

In honor and celebration of Nick's memory, over 150 of his friends, colleagues, and family from all over the world came together to sing the song that will keep Nick in our hearts forever 'One of the Great Ones' from A Bronx Tale. The resulting video was featured during the streaming of the memorial.

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