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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)
Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for NEW YORK SPECTACULAR with the Rockettes (Part Two)
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2016

New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, began performances on June 15 at Radio City Music Hall. The limited eight-week engagement continues through August 7, 2016. Tickets are on sale at www.rockettes.com/newyork and at the Radio City box office. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night - check out photos from the red carpet below!

Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - May 26, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will play the role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 23, 2016

Now rumors are circulating that British singer Leona Lewis might take on the role instead. A source told the Daily Star that Lewis is Lloyd Webber's first choice to replace Scherzinger.

Nicole Scherzinger Says She Still 'Adores' Andrew Lloyd Webber Despite Passing on CATS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

As previously reported, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of Cats, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production but changed her mind just before rehearsals got underway. Now, Scherzinger has responded to Lloyd Webber's 'furious' reaction, bearing no ill will toward the theatre legend.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Nicole Scherzinger Backed Out of CATS on Broadway: 'I'm Furious'
by Caryn Robbins - May 13, 2016

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of CATS, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production

Up on the Marquee: CATS
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. Check out photos of the marquee below!

Kerry Butler, Lilli Cooper & More Set for CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Kerry Butler (Disaster!), Lilli Cooper (Spongebob), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Eric Michael Gillett (Kiss Me, Kate), Jillian Gottlieb (Unlock'd), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Dogfight), Ryann Redmond (If/Then, Bring It On), Conor Ryan (John & Jen), Allie Trimm (13, Bye, Bye Birdie), and Hannah Zazzaro complete the lineup for the 7th edition of Cutting-Edge Composers at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, May 10, 2016.

Video Roundup: CATS Pounces Back to Broadway- Meet the Cast!
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 9, 2016

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS is returning to Broadway this summer. Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization took today to announce the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical.  So, let's  take our time to meet the new cast

Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!
by Robert Diamond - May 9, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 9-15, Featuring Joe Iconis, Beth Malone, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Benjamin Eakeley: Broadway Swinger; Joe Iconis and Family with Betty Buckley; Cutting Edge Composers: 7th Edition; Lance Horne and Drew Brody with Beth Malone; and Amy Jo Jackson: I Want to Be Your Man.

Marilyn Maye, Howard McGillin & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by Tyler Peterson - May 6, 2016

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.

Kerry Butler, Lilli Cooper & More Join CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Tyler Peterson - May 3, 2016

Kerry Butler (Disaster!), Lilli Cooper (Spongebob), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Eric Michael Gillett (Kiss Me, Kate), Jillian Gottlieb (Unlock'd), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Dogfight), Ryann Redmond (If/Then, Bring It On), Conor Ryan (John & Jen), Allie Trimm (13, Bye, Bye Birdie), and Hannah Zazzaro complete the lineup for the 7th edition of Cutting-Edge Composers at Feinstein's/54 Below on May 10, 2016.

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup!

Arielle Jacobs, Josh Young & More Set for 7th Edition of CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 28, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 7th edition of Cutting-Edge Composers. Cutting-Edge Composers is a concert series that strives to create greater exposure for up-and-coming songwriters by providing them with venues, publicity, Broadway performers, and musicians to best showcase their material. Cutting-Edge Composers is directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto, co-produced by Allie Glickman, and features musical direction by Benjamin Rauhala and orchestrations by Rauhala and Julie McBride.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Yazbeck & Company Forget About the Boy at BROADWAY BACKWARDS!
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2016

Watch below as Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck shows off impressive tapping skills in a high-spirited 'Forget About the Boy' from Thoroughly Modern Millie, joined by Eddie Korbich and the show's brilliant ensemble dancers: Stephen Carrasco, Michael Fatica, Drew Humphrey, Bryan Hunt, Drew King, Jess LeProtto, Cory Lingner, Christopher Rice, Clinton Sherwood and Jacob ben Widmar.

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL at Paper Mill is Sensational
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 17, 2016

'A Bronx Tale: The Musical' at Paper Mill Playhouse is a sensational new musical theater piece. It will be on the Millburn stage through March 6th. Co-directed by Jerry Zaks and Robert DeNiro, the book is by Chazz Palminteri based on his real-life experiences as a youth. With music by Alan Menken with lyrics by Glenn Slater and choreography by Sergio Trujillo, the all-star cast delivers exceptional performances.

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse Celebrates Opening Night of A BRONX TALE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 15, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world premiere musical A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL. The musical is co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by four-time Drama Desk Award nominee Sergio Trujillo. A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL features a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL runs at the Millburn, New Jersey theater now through March 6, 2016. The official press opening was last night, February 14. BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can go inside the after party below!

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets & More Take the Stage in ADM21 at The Joyce Theater
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 23, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) returns to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) from Monday, December 21st  through Sunday, January 3rd. Check out photos below!

Exclusive Photo Coverage: American Dance Machine for the 21st Century Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Dec 22, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) returns to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue), playing through Sunday, January 3rd. Nikki Feirt Atkins is Founder and Producing Artistic Director of ADM21. Directed by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked, Sweet Charity revival, Aida, The Who's Tommy), this year's program includes theatre dances from 'Broadway and Beyond' with live music provided by musical director Eugene Gwozdz. This return to The Joyce follows last year's sold out performances and promises once again, to rekindle old memories for theater dance enthusiasts and spark the imagination of audiences not yet familiar with these masterpieces. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!

NYC Ballet and Broadway Star Georgina Pazcoguin Among Lineup for ADM21 Showcase, Starting Tonight at the Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

New York City Ballet's Georgina Pazcoguin joins American Dance Machine for the 21st Century at a special guest artist during their return to the Joyce Theater (175 8th Avenue), tonight, December 21, 2015 - January 3. 2016.

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