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Bio:
New York: Matthew McConaughey... (NYMF). Regional: Waterfall (The 5th Avenue Theatre/ Pasadena Playhouse); Mamma Mia!; The King and I (MUNY); Spamalot (MTWichita); How to Succeed... (TUTS). Proud Japanese native from Itami, Hyogo. Much love and thanks to my mama, Alex, family, friends, AEA, Telsey, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
New York: Matthew McConaughey... (NYMF). Regional: Waterfall (The 5th Avenue Theatre/ Pasadena Playhouse); Mamma Mia!; The King and I (MUNY); Spamalot (MTWichita); How to Succeed... (TUTS). Proud Japanese native from Itami, Hyogo. Much love and thanks to my mama, Alex, family, friends, AEA, Telsey, ... (read complete bio)
Ahava Theatre Presents Virtual Fundraiser Featuring Music From FUNNY GIRL Photo Ahava Theatre Presents Virtual Fundraiser Featuring Music From FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020

Ahava Theatre Company will present Hello Gorgeous: Funny Folx in Concert, a virtual fundraiser for International Sanctuary. International Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization that empowers girls and women escaping human trafficking in growing community centers across the globe.

VIDEO: Grey Henson And the Cast of MEAN GIRLS Perform 'Stop' Photo VIDEO: Grey Henson And the Cast of MEAN GIRLS Perform 'Stop'
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020

Quarantine is so not fetch, To make matters a little easier for Mean Girls fans, the production gifted us some much needed Broadway! Check out the show's original Damien, Tony-nominee Grey Henson and the talented cast of Mean Girls on Broadway tapping into their worst impulses in the number, 'Stop'!

LISTEN: Hear 'Bossed Up' A Cut Song From MEAN GIRLS! Photo LISTEN: Hear 'Bossed Up' A Cut Song From MEAN GIRLS!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020

Get a first listen to Mean Girls' original Act Two opener, 'Bossed Up'

Photo Coverage: Sabrina Carpenter Takes Her First Bow as Cady in MEAN GIRLS Photo Photo Coverage: Sabrina Carpenter Takes Her First Bow as Cady in MEAN GIRLS
by Katherine Lee - Mar 11, 2020

Singer, songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter is making her Broadway debut in the role of Cady Heron! She played her first performance yesterday, Tuesday, March 10th at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).

James Van Der Beek, Carly Hughes, Mallory Bechtel, Harvey Fierstein, & More Will Lead Photo James Van Der Beek, Carly Hughes, Mallory Bechtel, Harvey Fierstein, & More Will Lead BYE BYE BIRDIE at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020

BroadwayWorld has learned upcoming casting for the Kennedy Center production of Bye Bye Birdie!

Sabrina Carpenter to Make Broadway Debut as Cady Heron in MEAN GIRLS Photo Sabrina Carpenter to Make Broadway Debut as Cady Heron in MEAN GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

The producers of Mean Girls announced today that singer, songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter will make her Broadway debut in the role of 'Cady Heron' beginning Tuesday, March 10th at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). She will play a limited 14-week engagement through Sunday, June 7th. For information regarding Sabrina's specific performance schedule, please refer to www.MeanGirlsonBroadway.com.

Wake Up With BWW 12/26: Ethan Slater Performs '(Just A) Simple Sponge' and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 12/26: Ethan Slater Performs '(Just A) Simple Sponge' and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 26, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! We hope everyone who celebrates had a great Christmas, full of family, friends, and love.

BWW TV: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas at Broadway Sessions! Photo BWW TV: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Dec 24, 2019

Happy Holidays from Broadway Sessions! Our Annual All-Star Holiday Show this past Thursday the 19th was such a joyous occasion. Belting, tapping, singalongs and laughing- oh my! Our All-Star lineup included Paige Davis (Chicago, Trading Spaces), Patrick Page (Hadestown) Jewelle Blackman (Hadestown), Max Chernin (Sunday in The Park), Rhaamell Burke-Missouri (King Kong), Hernando Umana (School of Rock), Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Smokey Joe's Cafe), Riza Takahashi (Mean Girls), Gianna Yanelli (Mean Girls), Jessica Juanich (Bat Out Of Hell), Imari Hardon (Avenue Q), Robert Mantano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Eric Sebek (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), The Honey Taps, Colleen Harris, Michael Kirk Lane, Katryna Marttala, and Anthony Fett. 

Photo Flash: Paige Davis, Jewelle Blackman and More at Broadway Sessions HOLIDAY SHOW Photo Photo Flash: Paige Davis, Jewelle Blackman and More at Broadway Sessions HOLIDAY SHOW at The Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019

Last night Broadway Sessions offered up it's annual All Star Holiday Show at The Laurie Beechman. Broadway Sessions alumni will reunited for an evening of holiday music, magic, laughs and love.

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by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019

Broadway Sessions Presents Annual ALL-STAR HOLIDAY SHOW This Thursday Photo Broadway Sessions Presents Annual ALL-STAR HOLIDAY SHOW This Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019

This Thursday night, December 19th, Broadway Sessions offers up it's annual All Star Holiday Show. Broadway Sessions alumni will reunite for an evening of holiday music, magic, laughs and love. 

Catherine Brunell Joins The Broadway Cast Of MEAN GIRLS Beginning Tonight Photo Catherine Brunell Joins The Broadway Cast Of MEAN GIRLS Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019

Catherine Brunell (Something Rotten!, Thoroughly Modern Millie) will join the cast of Mean Girls as 'Mrs. Heron / Ms. Norbury / Mrs. George' beginning tonight, Wednesday, December 11. Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard played her final performance in the roles on Sunday, December 8.

Tina Fey And Busy Philipps Host MEAN GIRLS Day Facebook Live Event Tomorrow! Photo Tina Fey And Busy Philipps Host MEAN GIRLS Day Facebook Live Event Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

Celebrate a?oeMean Girls Daya?? tomorrow a?" October 3rd a?" as the award-winning hit Broadway musical comedy Mean Girls partners with Paramount Pictures and Facebook to honor the 15th anniversary of the iconic film and host the ultimate film viewing party on Facebook Live. Get Reminded before the stream begins at 8:00pm ET, broadcast live from New York City.

MEAN GIRLS Celebrates October 3rd With a Movie Viewing Party Photo MEAN GIRLS Celebrates October 3rd With a Movie Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019

Celebrate October 3rd with Broadway's Mean Girls! The musical is teaming up with Paramount Pictures to host a viewing party of the Mean Girls film via Facebook Live, hosted by Tina Fey and Busy Philipps!

Meet the Current Cast of MEAN GIRLS on Broadway! Photo Meet the Current Cast of MEAN GIRLS on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019

This cast has found where they belong! Mean Girls is well into their second year on Broadway and we're taking a look at the current class at North Shore High School. This cast has found where they belong! Mean Girls is well into their second year on Broadway and we're taking a look at the current class at North Shore High School.

Emily Schultheis, Storm Lever, And Tyler Conroy Tell You What They Want in 54 SINGS S Photo Emily Schultheis, Storm Lever, And Tyler Conroy Tell You What They Want in 54 SINGS SPICE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Emily Schultheis, Storm Lever, and Tyler Conroy in 54 Sings Spice Girls on July 13, 2019 at 11:30pm. 54 Sings Spice Girls is a nostalgic celebration of girl power and 90s spice, performed by some of NYC's brightest stars! Journey back to 1997 with us, and relive your obsession with all things Spice Girls!

David Yazbek, Lillias White, And More Come To Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week Photo David Yazbek, Lillias White, And More Come To Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

VIDEO: Taylor Louderman Sings a Medley of MEAN GIRLS, KINKY BOOTS, BRING IT ON, and M Photo VIDEO: Taylor Louderman Sings a Medley of MEAN GIRLS, KINKY BOOTS, BRING IT ON, and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2019

Taylor Louderman recently performed a medley of songs from her career, arranged by music director Benjamin Rauhala (at the piano) entitled 'The #SlayLizLou Medley,' based on Rauhala's nickname for Louderman.

Photo Flash: The Ensemblist Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Photo Photo Flash: The Ensemblist Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

To celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, The Ensemblist is spotlighting ensemble members from current hit shows including Mean Girls, Beetlejuice, and The Prom with this special photo series!

Jimmy Award Winner Renee Rapp Will Make Her Broadway Debut as Regina George in MEAN G Photo Jimmy Award Winner Renee Rapp Will Make Her Broadway Debut as Regina George in MEAN GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

Renee Rapp, winner of the Best Actress Award at the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Awards (commonly known as the 'Jimmy Awards'), will make her Broadway debut as 'Regina George' in Mean Girls!

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