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Bio:
Broadway: Groundhog Day, Something Rotten!, Anything Goes, The Boy From Oz, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Show Boat. National Tours: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Show Boat (Ellie). Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie - Jeff Nomination), Anything Goes (Reno ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Groundhog Day, Something Rotten!, Anything Goes, The Boy From Oz, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Show Boat. National Tours: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Show Boat (Ellie). Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie - Jeff Nomination), Anything Goes (Reno ... (read complete bio)
AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to the Green Room 42 Featuring Broadway Standbys, Un Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to the Green Room 42 Featuring Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021

Stephen DeAngelis is resuming his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE…™ to be held on Monday, September 27th  at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. 

BWW Interview: A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL, ON AIR at Audio Stages Photo BWW Interview: A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL, ON AIR at Audio Stages
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 19, 2020

James A. Rocco (Minneapolis/St. Paul based producer, director, writer and performer) and Jayme McDaniel believe #NothingCanStopLiveTheatre, not even a pandemic. Reviving a project that works well as audio, A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL, ON AIR, comes to Audio Stages tonight, Dec. 19; star-studded cast album drops Monday, Dec. 21

BWW Exclusive: Listen to a Track from A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo BWW Exclusive: Listen to a Track from A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 16, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, A Country Christmas Carol “On Air,” The Musical will premiere on Audio Stages, WBAI 99.5 FM on December 19, 2020, at 7pm. Just two days before the release of the show’s Studio Cast Album. Below, check out an exclusive first listen of 'Count to Ten Bobbie Jo' from the new album!

A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL Premieres Dec. 19 on WBAI 99.5 FM Photo A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL Premieres Dec. 19 on WBAI 99.5 FM
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 14, 2020

A Country Christmas Carol “On Air,” The Musical will premiere on Audio Stages, WBAI 99.5 FM on December 19, 2020, at 7pm. Just two days before the release of the show’s Studio Cast Album.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS, AND RAGING QUEENS on Stars in the Photo VIDEO: Watch the Cast of ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS, AND RAGING QUEENS on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 2, 2020

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with a 'Elegies' Reunion with Jayne Houdyshell, J Harrison Ghee, Marisha Wallace, Robin Lord Taylor and Vicki Lewis.

VIDEO: Watch ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS Photo VIDEO: Watch ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2020

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is set to stream on World AIDS Day -today, December 1 (5pm), featuring 51 performers and benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens honors the lives lost to AIDS through free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score.

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, December 1 with Norm Lewis, Lena Hall, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, December 1 with Norm Lewis, Lena Hall, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 1, 2020

Today (December 1) in live streaming:Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens and so much more!

ELEGIES With Nathan Lane, Norm Lewis & Others, A CHRISTMAS CAROL: ON AIR Plus More Av Photo ELEGIES With Nathan Lane, Norm Lewis & Others, A CHRISTMAS CAROL: ON AIR Plus More Available to Stream This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2020

 Broadway On Demand will present several special projects this week, including the new La Jolla Playhouse digital series Without Walls (WOW) (as of November 26), the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids benefit Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens featuring Nathan Lane, Norm Lewis, Cynthia Nixon, Lena Hall, and more (December 1).

Fran Drescher, Gideon Glick, James Monroe Iglehart and More Join ELEGIES FOR ANGELS,  Photo Fran Drescher, Gideon Glick, James Monroe Iglehart and More Join ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2020

More Broadway, television and film stars have been added to the celebrated series of songs and monologues Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, set to stream on World AIDS Day - Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The virtual production, featuring 51 performers, will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Norm Lewis, Nathan Lane, and More Will Star in Stream of ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AN Photo Norm Lewis, Nathan Lane, and More Will Star in Stream of ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS to Benefit BC/EFA
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2020

An online revival of the celebrated series of songs and monologues Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, starring a bevy of Broadway, television and film favorites, is set to stream on World AIDS Day - Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The virtual production, featuring 50 performers, will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Will Return to The Green Room 42 with Shelby Acosta, John Card Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Will Return to The Green Room 42 with Shelby Acosta, John Cardoza, Jordan Dobson and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2020

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... will return to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from Jagged Little Pill; West Side Story; Ain't Too Proud:The Life and Times of the Temptations; Emojiland and Fiddler on the Roof [Fiddler Afn Dakh] on MONDAY, MARCH 9TH at 7 PM.

BWW TV: Looking Back At GROUNDHOG DAY's Opening Night Photo BWW TV: Looking Back At GROUNDHOG DAY's Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2020

Who is that emerging from his borough? Today, February 2nd, officially marks Groundhog Day, the annual holiday that celebrates the legendary groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the musical adaptation of the classic movie, Groundhog Day. Check out the video to see stars Andy Karl, Barrett Doss, and more celebrating the opening night of the Tony-nominated production!

BWW Review: ANASTASIA at The Bushnell Photo BWW Review: ANASTASIA at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - Jan 18, 2020

A mysterious girl, who may or may not be the long lost Princess Anastasia Romanov of Russia, a grandmother intent on finding her, and the desperate men willing to do whatever it takes to get out of Russia. These are at the center of the musical ANASTASIA which is now playing at The Bushnell in Hartford.

BWW Review: ANASTASIA Journeys From Screen to Stage With Grace Photo BWW Review: ANASTASIA Journeys From Screen to Stage With Grace
by Isabella Perrone - Dec 8, 2019

In the last decade or so, musicals based on movies have become a regular occurrence. It seems like several new shows are opening each year, so it's not surprising that a?oeAnastasia,a?? Don Bluth's semi-unconventional take on a princess movie, made the transition a?' and thankfully, the end result maintains much of the magic of its source material.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE… Returns To The Green Room 42 On 12/02 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE… Returns To The Green Room 42 On 12/02
by Marianka Swain - Nov 28, 2019

AT THIS PERFORMANCEa??  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys and Understudies from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; HAMILTON; THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL and WICKED on MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND at 7PM.

BWW Review: ANASTASIA National Tour Impresses All Ages at Gammage Auditorium Photo BWW Review: ANASTASIA National Tour Impresses All Ages at Gammage Auditorium
by Timothy Shawver - Nov 2, 2019

The first clue that ANASTASIA was going to be different than what I expected was a note on the title page reading, “Inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures.” Plural? A savvy journalist, I quickly asked Siri to bring up the imdb page for “Anastasia”. Turns out Fox made ANASTASIA twice, the 1997 animated off-brand Disney princess movie and a 1957 film that scored Ingrid Bergman's second Oscar and marked Helen Hayes' transition to the big screen. And it turns out the musical version has more in common with LES MISERABLES and RAGTIME than BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Gone is the hell-wizard Rasputin, his talking fruit bat sidekick, and the singing demon caterpillars. At intermission, I asked my third grade niece, Adalyn, how she was liking it. “It's awesome…it's real people, like no Beast or anything. No animals.” We decide that Disney staged musicals are great but more it's more impressive when you can achieve the magic without a story that departs from reality. ANASTASIA is historical fiction hypothetical. It poses a “what if…?” that a daughter of the last czar of Russia (The Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna) escaped when the czar's family was executed in 1918. Rumors persisted for decades that Anastasia did, in fact, escape. In 2007, DNA testing confirmed the remains of all four Grand Duchesses were in the Imperial grave. In this version, Terrence McNalley's book follows Anastasia's rediscovery of her identity after surviving the attack on her family and sustaining some plot enabling amnesia. Renamed “Anya” she grows up and makes a life in post-Revolution Russia. Anastasia's grandmother, the Dowager Empress (in a staggeringly moving performance by Joy Franz) has fled to France and offered a cash reward for anyone escorting the rumored alive Anastasia to Paris. The wily duo Vlad (Edward Staudenmayer) and Dmitry (Jake Levy) pull a My Fair Lady style makeover on Anya to collect the Dowager's prize. They are pursued by Gleb (Jason Michael Evans). A Soviet officer drawn to Anya romantically but tasked with finding and eliminating the last Romanov. Anya's memory becomes somewhat coaxed back, but the Dowager has stopped seeing Anastasia claimants after too much heart-break from countless frauds. It sounds dark, but with high-tech digital scenery and inspired performances across the cast it is delightful. Stephen Flaherty (Music) and Lynn Ahrens (Lyrics), responsible for bringing us RAGTIME, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, LUCKY STIFF, as well as the Oscar nominated songs carried over from the animated film. ANASTASIA is a perfect context for this pair. “Stay, I Pray You” (my favorite song of the evening) is evocative of RAGTIME's “New Music”. The two songs literally race my heart in a strangely specific way. My real test of a National Tour at Gammage is how fast I get the music playing in my car on the way home. At ANASTASIA I was already finding, “Stay, I Pray You” walking through the parking lot. The rest of the score is similarly haunting. Lila Coogan, as Anya/Anastasia, powers through the score with nuance, clarity, and passion. Tari Kelly, as Countess Lily, and Stadenmayer (Vlad) were Adalyn's favorite performances and I have to agree. This incredibly gifted pair take the “triple threat” designation (singer, dancer, actor) and go quadruple with the addition of flawless comic timing. The choreography by Peggy Hickey is masterful. It somehow combines inventive and traditional throughout and the ten-minute slice of “Swan Lake” infused into “Quartet at the Ballet” is the highlight of the second act. It's a fun-size version that gets an under-represented art form onto the plate. This kind of trope often means the plot putting the plot on hold. But here, it is the connective tissue between Anya, Dmitry, the Dowager, and Gleb as they each bring us up to speed heading into the show's climax. Ultimately, the show's success comes from applying a higher artistic standard to the “previously-animated-film-now-theatrically-staged” genre. It cashes in on the name draw of the 1997 film then gives the viewer something much more enriched than what they think they are coming to see.

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On ANASTASIA on Tour Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On ANASTASIA on Tour
by Alan Henry - Oct 30, 2019

The National Tour of Anastasia had its official opening night in Schenectady, New York last week! The production stars Lila Coogan as Anya, Stephen Brower as Dmitry, Jason Michael Evans as Gleb, Joy Franz as Dowager Empress, Tari Kelly as Countess Lily, Edward Staudenmayer as Vlad and Victoria Amelia Bingham as Little Anastasia. The ensemble includes Brianna Abruzzo, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Alison Ewing, Peter Garza, Jeremiah Ginn, Brett-Marco Glauser, Lucy Horton, Mary Illes, Fred Inkley, Kourtney Keitt, Beth Stafford Laird, Mark Mackillop, Kenneth Michael Murray, Taylor Quick, Claire Rathbun, Michael McCorry Rose, Matt Rosell, Sareen Tchekmedyian, and Addison Mackynzie Valentino.

VIDEO: ANASTASIA's Jake Levy Takes Over Instagram! Photo VIDEO: ANASTASIA's Jake Levy Takes Over Instagram!
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 21, 2019

We headed to St. Petersburg yesterday for an inside look at the Anastasia tour with Jake Levy as he took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!

ANASTASIA's Jake Levy Takes Over Instagram Saturday! Photo ANASTASIA's Jake Levy Takes Over Instagram Saturday!
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 18, 2019

It's no rumor: the Anastasia tour's new Dmitry, Jake Levy, is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Saturday, October 19th, at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a peek behind the scenes with this kid on the fly on a two-show day! You're not gonna want to miss being welcomed to his Petersburg!

Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Levy as Dmitry in the National Tour of ANASTASIA Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Levy as Dmitry in the National Tour of ANASTASIA
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2019

Jake Levy has assumed the role of Dmitry on the national tour of Anastasia beginning on October 8th at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.

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