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Broadway: Hamilton, West Side Story, Gigi, Hot Feet. National Tours: Wicked, Addams Family. TV: "Smash," "SYTYCD," "PBS's Sinatra Live." Met: Anna Nicole Opera. NYU Tisch BFA. Thanks to CESD! Love to Ma, Rock, Jitter, Daddy and Ted. (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Broadway: Hamilton, West Side Story, Gigi, Hot Feet. National Tours: Wicked, Addams Family. TV: "Smash," "SYTYCD," "PBS's Sinatra Live." Met: Anna Nicole Opera. NYU Tisch BFA. Thanks to CESD! Love to Ma, Rock, Jitter, Daddy and Ted. (read complete bio)
Broadway Bares: Twerk From Home Raises $349,434 So Far For BC/EFA Photo Broadway Bares: Twerk From Home Raises $349,434 So Far For BC/EFA
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021

The show, directed by Tony Award winner and Bares creator Jerry Mitchell and co-directed by Laya Barak and Nick Kenkel, featured 14 original numbers that opened the doors for 170 dancers to uncover fantasies and discover confidence in the wake of being stuck at home for so long.

Harvey Fierstein, Peppermint, Jelani Remy, and More Announced as Guests For this Week Photo Harvey Fierstein, Peppermint, Jelani Remy, and More Announced as Guests For this Weekend's BROADWAY BARES: TWERK FROM HOME
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2021

In Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home, Peppermint joins the cast to perform ‚ÄúStrip,‚ÄĚ a new song by Frank Boccia, and Armstrong reveals more than his home exercise regime in a sweaty opening number. Tony Award winner Fierstein makes a special appearance as the show begins, with Ghee, Hurder and Remy each sharing the impact of donations made throughout the stream.

Full Cast Announced for BROADWAY BARES: TWERK FROM HOME Photo Full Cast Announced for BROADWAY BARES: TWERK FROM HOME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

A company of Broadway Bares favorites and newcomers more than 170 strong will combine forces to light up screens for Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home in its online premiere Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Leg Up On Life Relaunches in 2021; Launches Scholarship and Grant Programs Photo Leg Up On Life Relaunches in 2021; Launches Scholarship and Grant Programs
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 11, 2021

Leg Up On Life has announced its 2021 relaunch.  An organization that started off as a one-day class event in 2017 that focused on bolstering inclusion within the arts has, after four years flourished into a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Leg Up on Life Relaunches with New Scholarship and Artist Grant Programs Photo Leg Up on Life Relaunches with New Scholarship and Artist Grant Programs
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 11, 2021

Leg Up On Life has just announced its 2021 relaunch.  An organization that started off as a one-day class event in 2017 that focused on bolstering inclusion within the arts has, after four years flourished into a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

VIDEO: 36 Broadway Dancers Perform 'Far From Over' to Kick Off the New Year Photo VIDEO: 36 Broadway Dancers Perform 'Far From Over' to Kick Off the New Year
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2021

Start the new year with a reminder of what we love about our Broadway community: its resilience, its creativity, its ability to bring us together.

Colt Coeur Presents HOLIDAY CRAPTACULAR Featuring Taye Diggs, Sara Bareilles and More Photo Colt Coeur Presents HOLIDAY CRAPTACULAR Featuring Taye Diggs, Sara Bareilles and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2020

Colt Coeur’s 4-show fall season will conclude with the Holiday Craptacular: Let’s Close Out 2020 for Good; a variety show set to livestream Saturday, December 12th at 8pm ET.  A FREE night of comedy, musical sketches, dance, and much, much more, it will be hosted by comedians Sidikha Ashraf and Adam Harrington, and feature special guests including Sara Bareilles, Taye Diggs, and more. 

Colt Coeur Announces 2020-2021 Resident Playwrights and Directors Photo Colt Coeur Announces 2020-2021 Resident Playwrights and Directors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2020

Colt Coeur is welcoming 3 additional artists (playwrights Bleu Beckford Burrell, Adrienne Dawes, and Noelle Vi√Īas) to its Residency Program, with 4 of last year's Residents (directors Tara Elliott, J. Mehr Kaur, and Portia Krieger, and playwright Emma Goidel) opting to extend their Residency through 2021 (due to the unique impact of the Covid-19 pandemic).

Virtual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises $316,282 for Broadway Cares/Equit Photo Virtual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises $316,282 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2020

The digital day of auctions, meet-and-greets and theatrical treasure hunting raised a spectacular $316,282 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction Goes Virtual Today Photo Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction Goes Virtual Today
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2020

The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction goes online for the first time today, Sunday, September 20, 2020.

Dance Lab NY Partners with Supermajority for 'Get Out the Vote' Benefit Featuring Mis Photo Dance Lab NY Partners with Supermajority for 'Get Out the Vote' Benefit Featuring Misty Copeland, Jane Fonda & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2020

It was announced today that Dance Lab New York will partner with Supermajority, a women's equality organization made up of women of all backgrounds, races, and ages, running the largest woman to woman voter engagement program, for an exciting 'Get Out the Vote' virtual fundraiser on Friday, October 2 at 8 PM ET.

Photo Flash: Jaygee Macapugay, Garth Kravits And Paulo K Tirol On The Set Of THE LANG Photo Photo Flash: Jaygee Macapugay, Garth Kravits And Paulo K Tirol On The Set Of THE LANGUAGE LESSON
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 26, 2020

School of Rock's Jaygee Macapugay wants to tell Filipino American stories through musical theatre. See behind the scenes photos of The Language Lesson, her debut musical short film

VIDEO: Jaygee Macapugay Celebrates Diversity and Love With Musical Short Film THE LAN Photo VIDEO: Jaygee Macapugay Celebrates Diversity and Love With Musical Short Film THE LANGUAGE LESSON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2020

School of Rock's Jaygee Macapugay (Soft Power, Here Lies Love) wants to tell Filipino American stories through musical theatre. She is sharing The Language Lesson, her debut musical short film (as both producer and lead) based on the music & lyrics of Paulo K Tiról.

Final Casting Announced for Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen and Ann McNamee's OTHER WORLD at  Photo Final Casting Announced for Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen and Ann McNamee's OTHER WORLD at Bucks County Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2020

Bucks County Playhouse has announced final casting for the world premiere production of the new musical-comedy adventure, 'Other World.' The musical, which celebrates the ability to find heroes in unexpected places, begins performances at the Playhouse on March 13 and run through April 11 with an official opening night on March 28.

Leg Up On Life Presents NIGHT OF LIFE Benefiting The Trevor Project Photo Leg Up On Life Presents NIGHT OF LIFE Benefiting The Trevor Project
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2020

Previously announced, Leg Up On Life's NIGHT OF LIFE benefiting The Trevor Project will return to Sony Hall Monday, February 24th, 2020. The explosive arts performance party is back with a stacked line up containing some of the most enticing Choreographers, Musicians, and Drag Queens to be found in New York all coming together to raise money for The Trevor Project.

BWW Interview: Alexander Fraser on Preparing the Bucks County Playhouse for the World Photo BWW Interview: Alexander Fraser on Preparing the Bucks County Playhouse for the World Premiere of OTHER WORLD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2020

The Bucks County Playhouse is one of the most historic theaters in the country. Its wooden walls practically brim over with a sense of magic, holding within them the vast legacy of performers and creatives who made their impact upon its stage. Names like Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Neil Simon, Helen Hayes, Angela Lansbury... and that's the short list. One of the people currently contributing to the Playhouse's legacy in a big way is Alexander Fraser, who came onboard the Bucks County Playhouse team as Producing Director in January of 2014.

Celebrate National Swing Day With A Look At Broadway's Current Swings! Photo Celebrate National Swing Day With A Look At Broadway's Current Swings!
by Linnae Medeiros - Jan 15, 2020

It's time to celebrate the people who keep so many shows afloat with their work ethic, adaptability and brains full of choreography: swings! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Actors Equity is celebrating its fifth annual Swing Day today, honoring the hard-working performers who stay ready to go on at a moment's notice, for multiple roles. We're getting in on the celebration by highlighting some of the swings that are lighting up the stage both on Broadway and on national tours.

RED BUCKET FOLLIES Raises $5,631,888 For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Photo RED BUCKET FOLLIES Raises $5,631,888 For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 10, 2019

Six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising erupted into two extraordinary performances of lighthearted parodies, inspiring calls-to-action and exceptional dance at this year's Red Bucket Follies. The show, which was performed December 9 and 10, 2019, celebrated the 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies that participated in fall fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Hunter Bell & Jeff Bowen's OTHER WORLD Will Make its World Premiere at Bucks County P Photo Hunter Bell & Jeff Bowen's OTHER WORLD Will Make its World Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2019

Bucks County Playhouse has announced the world premiere production of the new musical adventure, a?oeOther World.a?? The musical will begin performances at the Playhouse on March 13, 2020 and run through April 11, 2020, with an official opening night on March 28.

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of The Off-Broadway Premiere of CONFIDENCE (AND THE SPEECH Photo Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of The Off-Broadway Premiere of CONFIDENCE (AND THE SPEECH)
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 23, 2019

Meet the cast of the Off-Broadway premiere of Confidence (and The Speech), a new play, written by Susan Lambert Hatem and directed by Hannah Ryan (Hamilton, An American in Paris). 

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