Photo Flash: A Behind The Scenes Look At Julia Lipsztein's 'Believer' VideoPhoto Flash: A Behind The Scenes Look At Julia Lipsztein's 'Believer' Video
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

On March 14th at 5 PM, Julia Lipsztein will release her new music video, 'Believer' which is a cover of the big hit from the band Imagine Dragons. The video will launch Julia's Believe In Yourself Campaign, which will promote self-confidence among our young audience. (more...)

Julia Lipsztein Announces BELIEVE IN YOURSELF CampaignJulia Lipsztein Announces BELIEVE IN YOURSELF Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

On March 14th at 5 PM, Julia Lipsztein will release her new music video, 'Believer' which is a cover of the big hit from the band Imagine Dragons. The video will launch Julia's Believe In Yourself Campaign, which will promote self-confidence among our young audience. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rehearsal Night for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEPhoto Coverage: Rehearsal Night for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 11, 2017

Producer Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot The Musical) and Director/Choreographer Ann Cooley (Victor/Victoria (Nat.Tour), The Producers (Nat. Tour), The Will Rogers Follies, ) bring together a team of 21 teen actors for a production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' with additional contributions from writer Anthony Giunta's ('Contest', the movie). BroadwayWorld has an inside look at their rehearsal, check out the photos below! (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Return to MidtownTHE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Return to Midtown
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Producer Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot The Musical) and Director/Choreographer Ann Cooley (Victor/Victoria (Nat.Tour), The Producers (Nat. Tour), The Will Rogers Follies, ) bring together a team of 21 teen actors for a production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' with additional contributions from writer Anthony Giunta's ('Contest', the movie). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Rehearsal Room with THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEPhoto Coverage: Inside the Rehearsal Room with THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 29, 2017

Producer Thommie Retter and Director/Choreographer Ann Cooley, bring together a team of 21 teen actors for a production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' with additional contributions from writer Anthony Giunta. BroadwayWorld takes you inside their rehearsal, check out the photos below! (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Return to MidtownTHE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Return to Midtown
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 25, 2017

Producer Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot The Musical) and Director/Choreographer Ann Cooley (Victor/Victoria (Nat.Tour), The Producers (Nat. Tour), The Will Rogers Follies, ) bring together a team of 21 teen actors for a production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' with additional contributions from writer Anthony Giunta's ('Contest', the movie). (more...)

Photo Coverage: PEACE, LOVE, NO BULLY Performs at Henri Bendel Flagship StorePhoto Coverage: PEACE, LOVE, NO BULLY Performs at Henri Bendel Flagship Store
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 16, 2017

The Henri Bendel Fifth Avenue flagship hosted a NYFW benefit event for NoBully.org to raise funds and awareness for anti-bullying efforts and BroadwayWorld was there! The event was organized by Carrie Berk (NYMF 2017 Award for Outstanding Individual Performance) and the all-kid cast of the New York Musical Festival's Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Musical. The show joined forces with No Bully this summer and was awarded a special NYMF citation for turning a musical into a full-fledged social inclusivity movement. (more...)

Camp Broadway Kids to Return to New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala for 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Camp Broadway Kids, a musical theatre ensemble comprised of 60 theatre-loving kids, ages 12-16, will be featured at The New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall on Monday, May 1, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Class Act NY Presents MY FAVORITE THINGS Charity Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On Monday, March 13, 2017, A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, proudly presented the 'MY FAVORITE THINGS' Cabaret at the historic Triad Theatre. Talented young singers, ages 7-18, presented songs from their favorite Broadway musicals. A portion of the proceeds were donated to The enCourage Kids Foundation, a charity that encourages all kids facing health challenges to be carefree kids. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Retter Entertainment Presents Examines Small Town Shock and Growing Up in 13 THE MUSICAL
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 10, 2017

Retter Entertainment is pleased to announce their production of 13 The Musical. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Retter Entertainment Rehearses 13 THE MUSICAL
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 27, 2017

Retter Entertainment is pleased to announce their production of 13 The Musical. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Retter Entertainment Rehearses JINGLE JAM 2016
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 4, 2016

Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment ring in the holidays for the HOW MANY consecutive year with This Way To Broadway Live: Jingle Jam!, an original musical/song and dance showcase for audiences of all ages on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, 10 West 64th Street. The show brings together talented kid performers from the stage and screen-many of whom have already appeared on Broadway and on tour-and others who are Broadway bound. The script was penned by mother/daughter writing team Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk (Peace, Love & Cupcakes: The Musical; Fashion Academy: The Musical) with original songs by Thommie Retter and Rick Hip-Flores (In Transit; Fun Home; Billy Elliot). BroadwayWorld was able to snap some photos of the event's rehearsal! (more...)

Retter Entertainment presents JINGLE JAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment ring in the holidays for the HOW MANY consecutive year with This Way To Broadway Live: Jingle Jam!, an original musical/song and dance showcase for audiences of all ages on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (more...)

Oscar Williams, Benjamin Harding to Host THIS WAY TO BROADWAY, LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Thommie Retter, (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment provide unique opportunities for aspiring young performers through This Way To Broadway, Live, a series of workshops culminating in showcase opportunities, including singing, acting, and dancing. The coming event Showbiz Kids, will take place at The Actors Temple located at 339 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036. The show will bring together performers with a wealth of Broadway experience, and many others who aspire to reach the same heights. With help from directors Becca Retter & Thommie Retter, writer and director Anthony Giunta (Contest The Movie, Skin In The Game), Sean Patrick Francis, Ann Cooly, music director Rick Hip-Flores (Fun home), L.A.-based music producer Brandon Jarrett and Broadway veteran vocal coaches Bob Marks, Sara Shikowitz, Trapper Felides and Amy Hanratty, fun and excitement will be had on and off the stage! (more...)

This Way To Broadway, Live! Continues with CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Thommie Retter, (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment provide unique opportunities for aspiring young performers through This Way To Broadway, Live! a series of workshops culminating in showcase opportunities, including singing, acting, and dancing.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the US Premiere of the New Original Musical DREAM STREET
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 14, 2015

KOTA Productions presents the United States premiere of Jo Noel-Hartley's new original musical, Dream Street. The cast features Andrew Southern as Sebastian Rickter,Bray Wilkins as Tom, Amy Alvino as Laura, Bob Cohen as Eric, Kitty Ostapowicz as Leticia Moon/Mrs. Dewberry, Luisa Maria Badaracco as Heather, David Michael Kirby as Rupert Finch, and Juliana Fadeyev as Maggie Finch. (more...)

Over 100 Broadway Kids to Light Up Symphony Space in ALMOST THERE, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Thommie Retter, (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment provide unique opportunities for aspiring young performers through This Way To Broadway, a series of workshops culminating in showcase opportunities, including singing, acting, and dancing. The coming event, Almost There, will take place at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space located at 2537 Broadway. (more...)

Tony Danza Set for THIS WAY TO BROADWAY in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Thommie Retter, original Broadway cast member of Billy Elliot The Musical and Retter Entertainment provides unique opportunities for aspiring young performers through This Way To Broadway, a series of workshops culminating in showcase opportunities, including singing, acting, and dancing. (more...)