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MORE GURL TALK Comes To The Rumpus Room at The Music Theater of CTMORE GURL TALK Comes To The Rumpus Room at The Music Theater of CT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019

Two-time MAC award winner, Doris Dear, the inner Housewife of Ray DeForest, returns to the Rumpus Room at The Music Theater of CT for a one night only event on July 13th at 8pm! Grab a seat in the Rumpus Room for 'More Gurl Talk' where Doris Dear continues with the second part of her original sold out NYC smash show 'Gurl Talk'. Come and see why Doris Dear is 'Americas Perfect Housewife' with her special guest… award winning singer, Broadway leading lady and TV actor Raissa Katona Bennett! (more...)

Photo Coverage: KT Sullivan Brings "I CAN COOK: WHEN BARBARA MET WALLY" to Birdland TheaterPhoto Coverage: KT Sullivan Brings "I CAN COOK: WHEN BARBARA MET WALLY" to Birdland Theater
by Kevin Alvey - Mar 1, 2019

KT Sullivan brings her run of 'I Can Cook: When Barbara Met Wally' to the Birdland Theater in NYC for a 4 night run (Feb. 27th - March 2nd). (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at KALEVALA, The Upcoming Musical Inspired By The Finnish National EpicVIDEO: First Look at KALEVALA, The Upcoming Musical Inspired By The Finnish National Epic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

The creative team of Kalevala the Musical has launched a mesmerizing promotional video highlighting their cast, production, and concept inspired by the national epic poem of Finland. Kalevala The Musical is a story of ancient legends, told by the spirits of the haunted forest of Kalevala. Passed down from generation to generation, these tales were collected in a book of poems by Elias Lonnrot in 1835, widely cherished across the world. Kalevala has been a source of inspiration to many fantasy authors, including J.R.R. Tolkien. (more...)

Theatre East Presents A Holiday Reading Of A CHRISTMAS CAROLTheatre East Presents A Holiday Reading Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Theatre East presents the beloved and timely tale A CHRISTMAS CAROL just in time for the holidays. This special installment of the Neighborhood Reading Series will definitely put you in the spirit of the season. (more...)

B.J. Ryan's Magnolia Room Presents Raissa Katona Bennett and Kenneth GartmanB.J. Ryan's Magnolia Room Presents Raissa Katona Bennett and Kenneth Gartman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

B.J. Ryan's Magnolia Room Presents Raissa Katona Bennett and Kenneth Gartman in "What a Wonderful World," a duo show that will feature classic Great American Songbook, Broadway Show Tunes and some New American Songbook selections from contemporary writers, as duets and solo performances. (more...)

Raissa Katona Bennett to Appear at The Green Room 42, The Magnolia Room, and MoreRaissa Katona Bennett to Appear at The Green Room 42, The Magnolia Room, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Broadway actress-singer Raissa Katona Bennett has a very full and exciting calendar of performances this fall. Having just concluded the off-Broadway run of Spoolie Girl, she's setting her sights on cabaret and concert performances through the New Year. (more...)

Rosemary Loar's SPOOLIE GIRL--A Family-Friendly Fractured Rock Fairy Tale--Opens 9-Show Run at Actors Temple, TodayRosemary Loar's SPOOLIE GIRL--A Family-Friendly Fractured Rock Fairy Tale--Opens 9-Show Run at Actors Temple, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Musical theater actor and Award-winning New York Cabaret performer Rosemary Loar is bringing her original musical SPOOLIE GIRL to the Actors Temple Theatre (339 W 47th St, New York) for a nine-show run from October 17-27. Loar, who wrote the music and lyrics, and co-wrote the book with her late husband Robert Atwood, calls the show “a family-friendly fractured rock fairy tale.” SPOOLIE GIRL is a suddenly orphaned eco-friendly teenager from Kenya who comes to New York City. Wearing magical curlers called “spoolies” in her hair, she is able to read people's thoughts as songs, while navigating a world consisting of her narcissistic, fashionista Aunt, a Fairy Godmother (but way hipper), and a quirky neighbor who walks an invisible dog. And that's her support group. Along with Loar, the cast features Loar, Claire Lilley, and Michiko Sasaki. (more...)

Raissa Katona Bennett Makes Her Green Room 42 This NovemberRaissa Katona Bennett Makes Her Green Room 42 This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Broadway actress-singer Raissa Katona Bennett has a very full and exciting calendar of performances getting underway this week, beginning with the premiere of Spoolie Girl, a new and original fractured rock fairytale by Rosemary Loar. Spoolie Girl runs Oct. 17th through Oct. 27th at Actors Temple Theatre.  (more...)

Rosemary Loar's SPOOLIE GIRL--A Family-Friendly Fractured Rock Fairy Tale--Opens 9-Show Run at Actors Temple, 10/17Rosemary Loar's SPOOLIE GIRL--A Family-Friendly Fractured Rock Fairy Tale--Opens 9-Show Run at Actors Temple, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Musical theater actor and Award-winning New York Cabaret performer Rosemary Loar is bringing her original musical SPOOLIE GIRL to the Actors Temple Theatre (339 W 47th St, New York) for a nine-show run from October 17-27. Loar, who wrote the music and lyrics, and co-wrote the book with her late husband Robert Atwood, calls the show “a family-friendly fractured rock fairy tale.” SPOOLIE GIRL is a suddenly orphaned eco-friendly teenager from Kenya who comes to New York City. Wearing magical curlers called “spoolies” in her hair, she is able to read people's thoughts as songs, while navigating a world consisting of her narcissistic, fashionista Aunt, a Fairy Godmother (but way hipper), and a quirky neighbor who walks an invisible dog. And that's her support group. Along with Loar, the cast features Loar, Claire Lilley, and Michiko Sasaki. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night at the Birdland TheaterPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night at the Birdland Theater
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 18, 2018

Gianni Valenti, the music world's gift to New York City, has created another venue for the performing arts. Jim Caruso made it official last night as he introduced Lucie Arnaz, who with her longtime friend and music director Ron Abel thrilled a celebrity filled opening night audience. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Raissa Katona Bennett - Back To Her Future at The Laurie Beechman TheatrePhoto Coverage: Raissa Katona Bennett - Back To Her Future at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 27, 2018

It was January 25 2011 and Raissa Katona Bennett brought her new show, exploring the music of Jerome Kern to Feinstein's at The Regency Hotel. It got rave reviews from the critics at that time. Amazingly looking and sounding even better, Raissa returned to the cabaret stage last night at The Laurie Beechman Theatre's West Bank Cafe' and Broadwayworld was there. Check out the photos. (more...)

Raissa Katona Bennett Is Back With Jerome Kern And A New CD!Raissa Katona Bennett Is Back With Jerome Kern And A New CD!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Broadway actress-singer, MAC and Bistro Award winner, Raissa Katona Bennett, returns to the cabaret stage in April celebrating the release of her third recording, CAN'T HELP SINGING - THE MUSIC OF JEROME KERN. This romantic celebration of Kern's greatest hits, including 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,' 'All the Things You Are' and 'The Way You Look Tonight,' will play April 26th & May 3rd at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Pianist, Jon Weber, joins Katona Bennett as Musical Director for this engagement. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is in the rear and downstairs at the West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street, NYC 10036. For tickets/reservations call 212.695.6909 or visit: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/986039. (more...)

Photo Flash: Johanna Telander's KALEVALA THE MUSICAL Concert Comes to The Scandinavia HousePhoto Flash: Johanna Telander's KALEVALA THE MUSICAL Concert Comes to The Scandinavia House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Kristi Roosmaa, Nicole Corris with Corris Line Productions, and Maija Anttila with Soulgaze Films presented a sold out concert performance of Kalevala the Musical, composed by Johanna Telander at the Scandinavia House in New York. (more...)

Raissa Katona Bennett Celebrates Release Of Jerome Kern CD At The Laurie BeechmanRaissa Katona Bennett Celebrates Release Of Jerome Kern CD At The Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Broadway actress-singer, MAC and Bistro Award winner, Raissa Katona Bennett, returns to the cabaret stage in April celebrating the release of her third recording, CAN'T HELP SINGING - THE MUSIC OF JEROME KERN. This romantic celebration of Kern's greatest hits, including "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "All the Things You Are" and "The Way You Look Tonight," will play April 26th & May 3rd at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Pianist, Jon Weber, joins Katona Bennett as Musical Director for this engagement. (more...)

KALEVALA The Musical In Concert Comes to NYCKALEVALA The Musical In Concert Comes to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Maija Anttila, Nicole Corris and Kristi Roosmaa, a powerful, all female driven team, are producing a concert performance featuring samples from an upcoming production of KALEVALA the musical, composed by Johanna Telander. The concert will take place March 5th, 2018 at 7pm at the SCANDINAVIA HOUSE. 58 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Johanna Telander's KALEVALA THE MUSICAL ConcertPhoto Flash: Johanna Telander's KALEVALA THE MUSICAL Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

KALEVALA The Musical is a story of ancient legends told by the spirits of the haunted forest of Kalevala. The musical is adapted from materials of the national epic poem of Finland. Among others, the author of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit, J.R.R.Tolkien has acknowledged the direct influence of Kalevala in his works. The story has been set to an ethereal yet powerful pop, folk, and world music score written by Johanna Telander. The concert will feature performances from composer Johanna Telander, Raissa Katona Bennett (The Phantom of the Opera), Omer Shaish (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and acclaimed Finnish actress Reeta Vestman, along with Mary Baron, Nicole Corris, Kelly Delaveris, Jennifer Hiemstra, Natsuko Hirano, Markus Kaitila, John Koski, Kristi Roosmaa, Catrina Teruel, and Amanda Yachechak. The band includes David Fletcher, Carol Ma, Arei Sekiguchi, and Christopher Telander, with musical direction by Sean Ferguson. (more...)

Maija Anttila With Soulgaze Films Presents KALEVALA The Musical In ConcertMaija Anttila With Soulgaze Films Presents KALEVALA The Musical In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2018

Maija Anttila with Soulgaze Films presents a concert performance featuring samples from an upcoming production of KALEVALA the Musical, composed by Johanna Telander. The concert, which will take place January 6th, 2018 at 7pm at St. Peter's Episcopal Church (346 W 20th St. New York, NY 10011), is an introduction to the music from KALEVALA the Musical. An official staged reading will follow in the spring of 2018. (more...)

Maija Anttila With Soulgaze Films Presents KALEVALA The Musical In ConcertMaija Anttila With Soulgaze Films Presents KALEVALA The Musical In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

Maija Anttila with Soulgaze Films presents a concert performance featuring samples from an upcoming production of KALEVALA the Musical, composed by Johanna Telander. The concert, which will take place January 6th, 2018 at 7pm at St. Peter's Episcopal Church (346 W 20th St. New York, NY 10011), is an introduction to the music from KALEVALA the Musical. An official staged reading will follow in the spring of 2018. (more...)

Broadway, TV & Film Composer David Friedman Coming to Unity Center NorwalkBroadway, TV & Film Composer David Friedman Coming to Unity Center Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

David Friedman, one of America's most inspiring songwriters (and a Norwalk resident) has written hit songs for everyone from Disney to Diana Ross. On Today, October 7th at 7:30 P.M, David will present a one-night-only concert of his songs of love, inspiration and laughter, sung by a cast of Connecticut's finest singers, and will share the stories behind the songs in 'BROADWAY AND CABARET SING DAVID FRIEDMAN.' (more...)

Broadway, TV & Film Composer David Friedman Coming to Unity Center NorwalkBroadway, TV & Film Composer David Friedman Coming to Unity Center Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

David Friedman, one of America's most inspiring songwriters (and a Norwalk resident) has written hit songs for everyone from Disney to Diana Ross. On Saturday, October 7th at 7:30 P.M, David will present a one-night-only concert of his songs of love, inspiration and laughter, sung by a cast of Connecticut's finest singers, and will share the stories behind the songs in 'BROADWAY AND CABARET SING DAVID FRIEDMAN.' (more...)

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