BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two " Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!') (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Opens FAR FROM HEAVEN, Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Tonight, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced the Main Stage opening of Far From Heaven tonight, July 21. (more...)

Steven Pasquale Joins Cast of New York-Bound FAR FROM HEAVEN; Michael Greif to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced today the full cast and creative teams for Last of the Red Hot Lovers, which will be presented on the Nikos Stage from July 11 through July 22 (opening July 12), and the Preview Production of Far From Heaven, which will play the Main Stage from July 19 through July 29 (opening July 21). Both shows begin rehearsals today in preparation for their runs at the Festival. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Brandon Victor Dixon, Amy Spanger and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Casts
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced additional casting for the 2012 Summer Season. A host of Williamstown Theatre Fesival veterans and talented newcomers including Becky Ann Baker, Marylouise Burke, Tyne Daly, Brandon Victor Dixon, Alison Fraser, Heather Lind, Amy Spanger, Jeremy Strong, Lili Taylor and many more, will take the stage during the Festival's 58th Season. (more...)

John W. Engeman Theater Hosts 'Broadway Memories' Concert, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces its next special event in their ongoing Broadway Concert Series on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 8 PM with Broadway Memories. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Goodbye from PROMISES, PROMISES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 3, 2011

After 319 performances the curtain has dropped on the Broadway revival of PROMISES, PROMISES. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Brings in 2011 With a Bang @ Disney Pavilion
by Don Grigware - Jan 2, 2011

Renowned actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth upheld her 'Popular' -ity on New Year's Eve @ the Walt Disney Pavilion by giving her audiences, who regail her for TV's The West Wing, Pushing Daisies and Glee, what they want most: namely, a large dose and a half of her glowing charisma. The petite and pretty talent has a gorgeous soprano voice which she displayed most effectively and a great sense of comedic humor which was also put to good use throughout the varied 90-minute set. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's Guide to January 2011 Show Closings
by BWW - Jan 1, 2011

BroadwayWorld offers highlights of the several productions which will complete their Broadway runs in January. (more...)

2010 Wrapup: The Hottest Videos of the Year!
by BWW - Jan 1, 2011

BroadwayWorld TV was bigger than ever in 2010, covering the world of theatre from GLEE to the Hollywood Bowl to Broadway to London and Beyond! Take a look back at some of 2010's most watched videos! (more...)

John W. Engeman Theater Hosts 'Broadway Memories' Concert, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2010

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces its next special event in their ongoing Broadway Concert Series on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 8 PM with Broadway Memories. (more...)

BWW Reader Feedback - 11/16/10
by - Nov 16, 2010

BWW Reader Feedback for 11/16/10. (more...)

Broadway Sessions Welcomes Cast Members From PROMISES PROMISES 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2010

Broadway Sessions is thrilled to welcome cast members from Promises, Promises and Next to Normal's Louis Hobson on Tuesday, November 2nd. (more...)

Broadway Sessions Welcomes Cast Members From PROMISES PROMISES 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2010

Broadway Sessions is thrilled to welcome cast members from Promises, Promises and Next to Normal's Louis Hobson on Tuesday, November 2nd. (more...)

Finneran Announces Pregnancy; Departs PROMISES Oct. 10, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2010

It has been a banner year for PROMISES, PROMISES' Katie Finneran. Her critically acclaimed performance as Marge MacDougall in the smash hit musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES swept the 2010 awards season winning her the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. On Sunday, August 22, Ms. Finneran married long time companion Darren Goldstein (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson), and now the couple has announced that they are expecting a child this winter. It is with best wishes that the producers of PROMISES, PROMISES announced today that Tony Award winner Katie Finneran will play her final performance in the smash hit musical comedy on Sunday, October 10, 2010. This new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and opened on Sunday, April 25, 2010. Casting for Broadway's next Marge MacDougall will be announced shortly. (more...)

Video: See Ellen DeGeneres in PROMISES, PROMISES!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2010

As reported previously, Ellen Degeneres made a surprise cameo in PROMISES, PROMISES September 7, performing alongside Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. Footage from her surprise performance aired September 15 on the season premiere of her show on NBC. The clips have hit the internet today! Click here to watch her spot. (more...)

PROMISES, PROMISES to Play Final Broadway Performance on Sunday, January 2, 2011
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2010

The producers of PROMISES, PROMISES announced today that the smash hit, Tony Award-winning revival will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 2, 2011, having played 30 preview and 291 regular performances. The show's stars Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Goldwyn, Dick Latessa and Molly Shannon have all extended their contracts for an additional week to ring in the New Year. PROMISES, PROMISES is expected to recoup its investment in the coming weeks with complete details to be announced at that time. In addition the producers are excited to announce that discussions have begun for a possible tour of this new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, with more details to follow. PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and since it opened Sunday, April 25, 2010, has been one of Broadway's top grossing shows week after week. (more...)

Molly Shannon to Join PROMISES, PROMISES for 11 Weeks Starting Oct. 12th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2010

The producers of PROMISES, PROMISES are thrilled to announce that 'Saturday Night Live' alumnus and 'Superstar' Molly Shannon will make her Broadway debut in the smash hit musical comedy as Marge MacDougall for a limited 11 week run from Tuesday, October 12, 2010 through Sunday, December 26, 2010. This new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and opened on Sunday, April 25, 2010. (more...)

Buchanan, Crum, et al. Set for Broadway Sessions Farewell Concert 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2010

Broadway Sessions w/ Ben D will celebrate it's final show at mid-town nightclub Therapy Tuesday, September 7th. The series will celebrate it's 2 year plus run with a concert event featuring several Broadway favorites. (more...)

Finneran Announces Pregnancy; Departs PROMISES Oct. 10, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

It has been a banner year for PROMISES, PROMISES' Katie Finneran. Her critically acclaimed performance as Marge MacDougall in the smash hit musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES swept the 2010 awards season winning her the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. On Sunday, August 22, Ms. Finneran married long time companion Darren Goldstein (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson), and now the couple has announced that they are expecting a child this winter. It is with best wishes that the producers of PROMISES, PROMISES announced today that Tony Award winner Katie Finneran will play her final performance in the smash hit musical comedy on Sunday, October 10, 2010. This new production of PROMISES, PROMISES, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford with Neil Simon's funny and touching book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's hit-packed score, began previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) Saturday, March 27, 2010, and opened on Sunday, April 25, 2010. Casting for Broadway's next Marge MacDougall will be announced shortly. (more...)

Chenoweth Extends in PROMISES; To Exit with Hayes 12/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2010

The producers of the Tony Award-winning production of PROMISES, PROMISES are thrilled to announce that Tony and Emmy Award winner and 2010 Emmy nominee Kristin Chenoweth has extended her run in the smash hit musical comedy for three additional months. Kristin Chenoweth and her Tony-nominated and Emmy Award-winning co-star Sean Hayes will play their final performance together in PROMISES, PROMISES on Sunday, December 26, 2010. (more...)

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