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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 BWW News Desk - 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.

How Broadway Is Showing Up for the Election- What & When to Watch! Photo How Broadway Is Showing Up for the Election- What & When to Watch!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2020

The election is right around the corner, and Broadway is showing up to the party. Countless artists have already raised their voices to call for change and inspire people around to world to vote... and they aren't finished yet. Check out some of the most anticipated upcoming events that combine the Broadway stars you love with the most important issues on the moment.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: October 17-18- Divas for Democracy, American Utopia and Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: October 17-18- Divas for Democracy, American Utopia and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2020

This weekend (October 17-18) in live streaming: Divas for Democracy, American Utopia premieres on HBO, and so much more!

BWW Interview: Co-Directors Josh Rhodes and Lee Wilkins Talk DIVAS FOR DEMOCRACY: UNI Photo BWW Interview: Co-Directors Josh Rhodes and Lee Wilkins Talk DIVAS FOR DEMOCRACY: UNITED WE SLAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 16, 2020

On 10/18, The luminous divas of Broadway and Drag will come together in a spectacular virtual event to help promote voter participation, and increase voter awareness of issues concerning the LGBTQIA+ community and the 2020 election, while treating viewers to epic Broadway belting, iconic lip syncs, and special segments featuring LGBTQIA+ activists.

Jenn Colella and Chilina Kennedy Talk DIVAS FOR DEMOCRACY and More on Backstage LIVE  Photo Jenn Colella and Chilina Kennedy Talk DIVAS FOR DEMOCRACY and More on Backstage LIVE With Richard Ridge
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews twice weekly. On October 14, he chatted with Broadway couple Jenn Colella and Chilina Kennedy about Divas For Democracy: United We Slay, which streams this Sunday, October 18 (8pm).

VIDEO: Jenn Colella & Chilina Kennedy Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge Photo VIDEO: Jenn Colella & Chilina Kennedy Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 14, 2020

Tune in right here today, October 14 (5pm ET), as he chats with Broadway couple Jenn Colella and Chilina Kennedy about Divas For Democracy: United We Slay, which streams this Sunday, October 18 (8pm).

VIDEO: Divas of Broadway and Drag Gear Up for DIVAS FOR DEMOCRACY: UNITED WE SLAY Photo VIDEO: Divas of Broadway and Drag Gear Up for DIVAS FOR DEMOCRACY: UNITED WE SLAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020

Drag Out The Vote, a national, nonpartisan voter engagement nonprofit, announced a streaming Drag and Broadway diva extravaganza to promote voter participation and increase voter awareness of key issues concerning the LGBTQIA+ community and the 2020 election.

Stephanie J. Block, Lea Salonga, Shoshana Bean & More Will  Unite for Divas For Democ Photo Stephanie J. Block, Lea Salonga, Shoshana Bean & More Will Unite for Divas For Democracy: United We Slay
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020

Drag Out The Vote, a national, nonpartisan voter engagement nonprofit, announced a streaming Drag and Broadway diva extravaganza to promote voter participation and increase voter awareness of key issues concerning the LGBTQIA+ community and the 2020 election.

Jordan & Michelle's LIVE Pride Concert To Feature Pixie Aventura, Anastacia McCleskey Photo Jordan & Michelle's LIVE Pride Concert To Feature Pixie Aventura, Anastacia McCleskey, Jason Veasey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020

On Saturday 6/27 at 8pm (EST), New York duo Jordan & Michelle presents a massive live streamed Pride concert extravaganza celebrating the music of LGBTQ artists and icons!

VIDEO: Watch Kathryn Allison, Jan Sport, Sam Quinn and More in 'All We Ever Wanted Wa Photo VIDEO: Watch Kathryn Allison, Jan Sport, Sam Quinn and More in 'All We Ever Wanted Was Love' Pride Video Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020

Sam Quinn, Alex Hartman, and Kayley Anne Collins teamed up with Broadway's Kathryn Allison (Company) and RuPauls Drag Race Season 12 standout Jan Sport to spread some love with their Pride video project 'All We Ever Wanted Was Love'.

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 BWW News Desk - 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.

NIGHT OF LIFE Comes to Sony Hall Benefiting The Trevor Project Photo NIGHT OF LIFE Comes to Sony Hall Benefiting The Trevor Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

NIGHT OF LIFE benefiting The Trevor Project is back! Produced by Leg Up On Life, an arts initiative dedicated to bringing the arts community together, is happy to announce the 4th NIGHT OF LIFE will return to Sony Hall!

Wake Up With BWW 1/28: Jordan Fisher Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/28: Jordan Fisher Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2020

Today's top stories: Jordan Fisher joins Dear Evan Hansen tonight, and more!

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Miss Richfield 1981 Photo BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Miss Richfield 1981!
by Ben Rimalower - Jan 27, 2020

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to drag performer and national treasure Russ King (aka Miss Richfield 1981) about the 1972 album 'Free To Be... You And Me.' They also discuss Varla Jean Merman, Divine, Jinkx Monsoon, Marlo Thomas, Alan Alda, Rehoboth Beach, Cherry Grove, The Triad, Vonda Kay Van Dyke, Virginia Christine, Pixie Aventura, and Hedda Lettuce. Miss Richfield talks about performance mishaps, working with an audience, and what it's like returning to Provincetown year after year. In addition to her hilarious and acclaimed shows, Miss Richfield is also known as the TV spokesperson for the travel company Orbitz.

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest Varla Jean Merman! Photo BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest Varla Jean Merman!
by Ben Rimalower - Jan 20, 2020

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to actor, singer, and drag legend Jeffery Roberson (aka Varla Jean Merman) about the 1966 cast recording of 'The Mad Show.' They also discuss Coco Peru, Frank DeCaro, Heklina, Joanne Worley, Linda Lavin, 'The First Wives Club,' Carol Burnett, Sandy Duncan, Barbra Streisand, Ann Reinking, Leslie Jordan, Marisol Montalvo, and Charles Busch. Varla talks about performing the role of Mary Sunshine in 'Chicago' on Broadway, and shares stories about working in Provincetown with queens such as Jinkx Monsoon, Peaches Christ, Liza Lott, and BenDeLaCreme. In addition to her hilarious onstage performances, Varla is also known for her work in Richard Day's beloved 2003 comedy film 'Girls Will Be Girls.'

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest Linda Eder! Photo BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest Linda Eder!
by Ben Rimalower - Jan 13, 2020

ce. In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to singer and actress Linda Eder about Barbra Streisand's 1965 album 'My Name is Barbra.' They also discuss Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey, Whitney Houston, Glenn Close, Frank Wildhorn, 'The Scarlet Pimpernel,' Andrew Lloyd Webber, 'Sunset Boulevard,' Eydie Gormé, Michael Bublé, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, 'Annie Get Your Gun,' Vikki Carr, Eileen Farrell, Betty Buckley and 'Hello, Dolly!' Known for her powerhouse vocals that have drawn comparisons to Streisand, Linda has performed in concert halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall. She has also performed on Broadway, where she originated the role of Lucy in 'Jekyll & Hyde,' for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.

Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Miguel Cervantes Will Join HAMILTON on Broadway, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Miguel Cervantes Will Join HAMILTON on Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 7, 2020

Today's top stories: Miguel Cervantes will be Broadway's next Hamilton, and more!

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Drag Star Pixie Ave Photo BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Drag Star Pixie Aventura
by Ben Rimalower - Jan 6, 2020

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to actor and drag star Cesar Villavicencio (aka Pixie Aventura) about Whitney Houston's Greatest Hits. They also discuss Freddie Mercury, Queen, Chita Rivera, Judy Garland, Bohemian Rhapsody, and RuPaul's Drag Race. Pixie talks about working with an audience, her process of creating unique and highly compelling material, and the importance of bringing about more Latinx representation in media. She also talks about being a 'research queen' and shares some of her inspirations from music, television, and film. Pixie performs nightly to packed audiences at NYC clubs like Barracuda, Hardware, Therapy, and Playhouse.

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Faith Prince Photo BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Faith Prince
by Ben Rimalower - Dec 30, 2019

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony-winning Broadway star Faith Prince about Liza Minnelli's 1972 live album 'Liza with a Z.' They also discuss Tina Landau, Fanny Brice, Funny Girl, Jule Styne, Judy Holliday, Mary Rodgers, Gwen Verdon, 'Fosse/Verdon,' Scott Frankel, Comden and Green, and Marilyn Maye. Faith tells stories of how she landed lead roles in shows like 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Bells Are Ringing,' and 'The First Wives Club,' and shares valuable advice on how to set yourself apart at auditions by bringing your intelligence into the room and onto the stage. She also talks about what it means to be your authentic self and the value of being present as a performer and in life. Faith's fabulous live albums 'Leap of Faith' and 'Total Faith' are available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Carolee Carmello Photo BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Carolee Carmello
by Ben Rimalower - Dec 23, 2019

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello about the soundtrack to the 1973 film adaptation of 'Godspell.' They also discuss Julie Andrews, 'The Sound of Music,' Lesley Ann Warren, Marni Nixon, 'West Side Story,' 'Evita,' Mary Testa, 'Oliver,' 'Gypsy,' Barbra Streisand, Barbara Cook, Comden and Green, 'Falsettos,' 'Kiss Me Kate,' Marin Mazzie, and 'Parade.' They talk about Carolee's secret, closeted soprano past and the fact that she has never taken a voice lesson. Carolee is currently starring as America's coast-to-coast Dolly Levi in the national tour of 'Hello, Dolly!'

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