Monica Simoes News

Kristin Chenoweth Leads LA Philharmonic New Years Concert, Dec. 31 2010Kristin Chenoweth Leads LA Philharmonic New Years Concert, Dec. 31 2010
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2010

One of the most delightful and talented vocalists of our time, Kristin Chenoweth will ring in the new year at Walt Disney Concert Hall with two performances that will include hits from her albums and her many years on Broadway, as well as other classic songs, for a memorable evening of song and celebration. (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Compose Original Music For First Solo AlbumMatthew Morrison to Compose Original Music For First Solo Album
by BWW Photo Special - Jun 7, 2010

Matthew_Morrison_20010101 Mercury News reports today that GLEE star Matthew Morrison will spend part of his summer hiatus from the show working on a solo album in London in June. Morrison has called the album 'in the style of Michael Buble, or maybe you could call it Dean Martin-esque. It's just me and a big orchestra ... No rapping, unfortunately. Hopefully, I'm going to be working with David Foster to write some stuff.' According to Mercury News, Morrison now says he will be writing all the music for his first album. (more...)

'24' Star Cherry Jones Removes Herself From Emmy Consideration'24' Star Cherry Jones Removes Herself From Emmy Consideration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2010

Last year's Emmy Award winner of best supporting drama actress, Cherry Jones ('24'), has taken her name off the Emmy ballot, according to the Los Angeles Times. (more...)

Betty Buckley Returns To Fort Worth With Song Interpretation Workshop 7/12-8/4Betty Buckley Returns To Fort Worth With Song Interpretation Workshop 7/12-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2010

Direct from her run Off-Broadway in the hit comedy White's Lies, the Broadway star, actress/singer Betty Buckley opens Song Interpretation Workshop to new participants in July 2010. The Song Interpretation Intensive class schedule consists of six sessions beginning on Monday July 12, Wednesday July 14, Monday July 19, Wednesday July 21, Monday August 2, 2010, Wednesday August 4. Classes begin at 6:30pm and last 4-5 hours. For further details and to arrange an interview, prospective participants should call (940) 300-4944 An accompanist will be provided. For more information go to www.bettybuckley.com. (more...)

Riverside Park Fund Honors Restaurateur Michael O'Neal 6/21Riverside Park Fund Honors Restaurateur Michael O'Neal 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2010

Riverside Park Fund announced today that long-time Board member and Upper West Side restaurateur Michael O'Neal will be honored at its annual benefit gala to raise funds for Riverside Park. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Tartaglia and ImaginOcean Appear at Books of WonderPhoto Coverage: John Tartaglia and ImaginOcean Appear at Books of Wonder
by Monica Simoes - May 30, 2010

John Tartaglia and the Imaginocean cast appeared at Books Of Wonder on May 29. At the event Tartaglia read a 'fish story' and showed video clips from Imaginocean. There was also be games and a puppet performance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Entertain Troops for Fleet Week!Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Entertain Troops for Fleet Week!
by Monica Simoes - May 28, 2010

Some of the best new shows on Broadway put on special performance for visiting members of the armed forces who are in New York City for Fleet Week on today May 28th from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at Pier 86. (more...)

Photo Coverage: LOVE, LOSS Welcomes Summer Cast Photo Coverage: LOVE, LOSS Welcomes Summer Cast
by Monica Simoes - May 28, 2010

Love, Loss, and What I Wore welcomed it's newest cast members: Sherri Shepherd ('The View'), Cobie Smulders ('How I Met Your Mother') Penny Fuller (Dividing the Estate), Rachael Harris ('Notes from the Underbelly') and Diane Neal ('Law & Order: SVU') this week! They were joined by an opening night celebration by playwrights Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, director Karen Carpenter, producer Daryl Roth and more. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the evening's party arrivals. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DUSK RINGS A BELL Opens at Atlantic Theatre CompanyPhoto Coverage: DUSK RINGS A BELL Opens at Atlantic Theatre Company
by Monica Simoes - May 28, 2010

Last night, May 27, the Atlantic Theatre Company opening the world premiere of Stephen Belber's DUSK RINGS A BELL, starring Kate Walsh ('Private Practice,' 'Grey's Anatomy') and Paul Sparks Directed by Sam Gold, DUSK RINGS A BELL began previews Wednesday, May 19 and will play through Saturday, June 26 at Atlantic Stage 2 - having announced an extension before previews even bagan. (more...)

MEMPHIS Performs On The Today Show 5/27MEMPHIS Performs On The Today Show 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2010

The original cast of the hit Broadway musical MEMPHIS will perform the number 'Someday' live on Thursday, May 27th, in the 9am (EST) hour on NBC's 'The Today Show.' The appearance will feature Tony-nominated stars Montego Glover and Chad Kimball as well as Tony-nominated composer and Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. (more...)

Darrie Lawrence, Hal Robinson & More Star in BABETTE'S FEAST 6/16-26Darrie Lawrence, Hal Robinson & More Star in BABETTE'S FEAST 6/16-26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2010

Threads Theater Company and International Arts Movement will present the world premiere of BABETTE'S FEAST, a timeless tale of food and love by Rose Courtney, directed by Quin Gordon, which will run from June 16th-June 26th at Space 38/39 at International Arts Movement. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sardi's Honors Stanley Tucci with CaricaturePhoto Coverage: Sardi's Honors Stanley Tucci with Caricature
by Monica Simoes - May 26, 2010

Yesterday, May 25, Stanley Tucci was honored by Sardi's with a famed wall caricature. On hand to celebrate was the cast of Broadway's LEND ME A TENOR, including Anthony LaPaglia, Tony Shalhoub, Justin Bartha, Jan Maxwell, Brooke Adams, Mary Catherine Garrison, Jennifer Laura Thompson, and Jay Klaitz. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photo coverage of the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2010 Lilly AwardsPhoto Coverage: 2010 Lilly Awards
by Monica Simoes - May 25, 2010

The Committee for Recognizing Women in Theater presented the first annual 'Lilly Awards' in honor of Lillian Hellman at Playwright's Horizons yesterday, May 24. This year, the Lilly Awards honored 17 women theater artists who have been produced in the past year in New York City. An after party was held and the West Bank Cafe. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MTC & Bernadette Peters Honor Peter J. SolomonPhoto Coverage: MTC & Bernadette Peters Honor Peter J. Solomon
by Monica Simoes - May 25, 2010

Last night, May 24, MTC hosted thier annual Spring Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. The organization honored MTC's Board Chairman Peter J. Solomon for his longtime leadership, as well as his generous support of and commitment to MTC. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event. (more...)

Bleu Adds 3 Weeks To His IN THE HEIGHTS Role, Show Welcomes Back Seth Stewart Bleu Adds 3 Weeks To His IN THE HEIGHTS Role, Show Welcomes Back Seth Stewart
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2010

Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller and Jill Furman Willis, the producers of the 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights, announced today that Seth Stewart will return to the role of 'Graffiti Pete,' the role he originated, for 4 weeks only from Monday, June 7, through Satuday, July 3, 2010 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jordan Roth & Sean Hayes in 'Broadway Talks' SeriesPhoto Coverage: Jordan Roth & Sean Hayes in 'Broadway Talks' Series
by Monica Simoes - May 25, 2010

Last night, Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, continued his 'Broadway Talks' series with Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actor Sean Hayes (Promises, Promises) at the 92nd Street Y. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the conversation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HAIR Gets Hair Cuts to Aid Gulf Oil SpillPhoto Coverage: HAIR Gets Hair Cuts to Aid Gulf Oil Spill
by Monica Simoes - May 24, 2010

Stylists from Bumble and bumble gave free haircuts to Tribe members of HAIR, including Diana DeGarmo, and HAIR fans today in an effort to collect hair clippings to be used to create highly absorbent hair booms to help contain the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the event! (more...)

Finneran Wins Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for PROMISES!Finneran Wins Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for PROMISES!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2010

Katie Finneran is this year's recipient of the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for PROMISES, PROMISES. (more...)

Finneran, LaPaglia, BILLY ELLIOT & More Honored at Inside B'way's Beacon AwardsFinneran, LaPaglia, BILLY ELLIOT & More Honored at Inside B'way's Beacon Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2010

Tony Award-winners Katie Finneran and Anthony LaPaglia, the current stars of Billy Elliot on Broadway, Nicholas & Lence Communications CEO (and former NYC & Company Director) Cristyne Nicholas, will all be honored at Inside Broadway's 2010 Broadway Beacon Awards, being held at 5:30pm on June 17th, 2010 at the historic Players Club at Gramercy Park. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chenoweth, Finneran, Hayes, Morrison & More at CANY GalaPhoto Coverage: Chenoweth, Finneran, Hayes, Morrison & More at CANY Gala
by Monica Simoes - May 18, 2010

Tony Award-Winner Dick Latessa, and Chairman of the Board, brought together Broadway stars to help raise funds for Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) which uses theatre to help New York's most vulnerable children and adults. This year's annual gala, Broadway at the Boathouse...Encore, was held at the Loeb Central Park Boathouse yesterday evening, May 17, 2010. The honoree was Dr. Sandra Bloom, creator of the Sanctuary Model® of trauma informed care and the Co-Director of the Center for Non-Violence & Social Justice at Drexel University. (more...)

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