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BWW Morning Brief August 14th, 2017: Broadway Stars Celebrate Diversity and More!BWW Morning Brief August 14th, 2017: Broadway Stars Celebrate Diversity and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Broadway stars celebrate diversity, Broadway casts will perform at tonight's Broadway In Chicago's 2017 Summer Concert and more! (more...)

BWW Review: THE UMPO BRIDESMAIDS Totally Sings You Up the Musical Aisle to HilarityBWW Review: THE UMPO BRIDESMAIDS Totally Sings You Up the Musical Aisle to Hilarity
by Gil Kaan - Aug 13, 2017

With UMPO BRIDESMAIDS, executive producer Kate Pazakis continues her unbroken string of audience-pleasing musical parodies of pop culture flicks. Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur ably takes the directorial reins with Christopher Youngsman leading the triple-threat talents through a fast pace, high-energy, side-splitting experience of incredible vocals, comic gems and clever choreography. (more...)

Rockwell Table and Stage to Premier Unauthorized Musical Parody of BRIDESMAIDSRockwell Table and Stage to Premier Unauthorized Musical Parody of BRIDESMAIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

"The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of" hit series at Rockwell Table & Stage takes on the 2011 comedy blockbuster film "Bridesmaids" in what promises to be a raunchy, rollicking good time! The performance will be in a limited run from August 11 to September 17 2017, with shows Thursday thru Saturday at 8 p.m., and 12 noon on Sunday,  so get your tickets today! (more...)

Betty Who Joins RESIST. INSIST. PERSIST. Benefit Concert at Rockwell Table & StageBetty Who Joins RESIST. INSIST. PERSIST. Benefit Concert at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Bradley Bredeweg, Ryan Bernard Tymensky & Kate Pazakis Present a resistance benefit concert and fundraiser called "Resist. Insist. Persist." at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday July 17th. This is a benefit for ONWARD TOGETHER in partnership with GLAAD. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB Earns an A+ for Its Delicious Musical DetentionBWW Review: THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB Earns an A+ for Its Delicious Musical Detention
by Gil Kaan - Jun 5, 2017

Kate Pazakis just keeps topping herself with her musical parodies! This time she teams up with Bradley Bredeweg and his Fuse Project for a wildly entertaining THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB. Bredeweg and Pazakis ingeniously take the 'Musical Parody of' concept and 'fuse' a mash-up of John Hughes' classic film The Breakfast Club with other cinematic cult favorites. The pop song choices are simply genius as they each move the plot along. (more...)

Garrett Clayton, Jonah Platt, and More Lead THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB at RockwellGarrett Clayton, Jonah Platt, and More Lead THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

???????It's the end of the world as we know it - and the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal are still stuck in that damn library! The Fuse Project and Rockwell Table & Stage explore a musical theatre world in which the most beloved cinema characters from the 1980's era barricade themselves inside the library because the world as we know it has ended. (more...)

BWW Review: UMPO MEAN GURLZ - Perfectly Wicked Entertainment!BWW Review: UMPO MEAN GURLZ - Perfectly Wicked Entertainment!
by Gil Kaan - Feb 17, 2017

UMPO's continues its winning recipe for a raucous evening of laughs and musicality with its latest production THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF MEAN GURLZ. Take one part cult film favorite. Separate out the funny situations accenting them with witty, new lines. Add hit pop songs, repurposed to advance the original film plotline. And top it all off with a very talented, triple-threat cast. And what you have is a very tasty WOW! (more...)

Molly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 BelowMolly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A STAR IS BORN - presented live by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance today, January 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Molly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 BelowMolly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

A STAR IS BORN - presented live by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance on Wednesday, January 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

HOME ALONE Musical Parody to Return to Rockwell for the HolidaysHOME ALONE Musical Parody to Return to Rockwell for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Making this season truly 'unforgettable,' Rockwell Table and Stage un-wraps the return of 'The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Home Alone,' just in time for the holidays. Performances start Dec. 1 and run through Jan. 1, 2017. (more...)

HOME ALONE Musical Parody to Return to Rockwell for the HolidaysHOME ALONE Musical Parody to Return to Rockwell for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Making this season truly 'unforgettable,' Rockwell Table and Stage un-wraps the return of 'The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Home Alone,' just in time for the holidays. Performances start Dec. 1 and run through Jan. 1, 2017. (more...)

Ryan Scott Oliver Returns to LA at Rockwell in Hollywood 11/21Ryan Scott Oliver Returns to LA at Rockwell in Hollywood 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

On November 21, acclaimed composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver will return to Los Angeles with a concert at Rockwood in Hollywood.  Show time is at 8:00pm.   (more...)

BWW Review: A Hysterical UMPO HOCUS POCUS Carries You to the DivineBWW Review: A Hysterical UMPO HOCUS POCUS Carries You to the Divine
by Gil Kaan - Oct 21, 2016

Executive Producer Kate Pazakis has done it again with her latest UMPO production THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF HOCUS POCUS. Director Tye Blue effectively corrals his vocally gifted cast in gloriously performing re-purposed pop tunes in between delivering Pazakis and John Flynn's cleverly written homage to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Los Angeles Actors Fund Benefit Concert WeekendCast Announced for Los Angeles Actors Fund Benefit Concert Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The third annual CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES, Benefit Concert series for The Actors Fund conceived by David Galligan and presented by Fraser Entertainment Group, takes place Oct. 14th-16th with two nights at Tom Rolla's Gardenia, plus Sunday evening at the Catalina Jazz Club. (more...)

BWW Interview: UMPO's Kate Pazakis Laboriously Producing Live Productions - The Latest Ones SimultaneouslyBWW Interview: UMPO's Kate Pazakis Laboriously Producing Live Productions - The Latest Ones Simultaneously
by Gil Kaan - Oct 2, 2016

For years now, Kate Pazakis' UMPO has been steadily optimizing her passion of film, turning them into loving spoofs that even those unfamiliar with the movie sent-up can still enjoy. With her talented partners, they take cult film favorites and match them up with pop tune soundtracks for mash-ups of wit, fun, incredible singing and much laughter. UMPO's latest creation THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF HOCUS POCUS opened September 29, 2016 at the Rockwell Table & Stage. (more...)

Cast Announced for Los Angeles Actors Fund Benefit Concert WeekendCast Announced for Los Angeles Actors Fund Benefit Concert Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The third annual CABARET IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN LOS ANGELES, Benefit Concert series for The Actors Fund conceived by David Galligan and presented by Fraser Entertainment Group, takes place Oct. 14th-16th with two nights at Tom Rolla's Gardenia, plus Sunday evening at the Catalina Jazz Club. (more...)

Come Little Children... HOCUS POCUS Parody Flies at Rockwell Table & StageCome Little Children... HOCUS POCUS Parody Flies at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Rockwell Table & Stage will put 'A Spell On' audiences this fall with The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus. (more...)

Molly Pope Features Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film Tonight at Feinstein's/54 BelowMolly Pope Features Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' written for the original film, but never used. (more...)

Molly Pope to Encore A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 BelowMolly Pope to Encore A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The music of the iconic 1954 Warner Bros. film A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance today, September 28 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

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