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Van Kaplan

 
Bio:
Producer- Farinelli and the King Producer - The Elephant Man Producer- On Your Feet Producer -Catch Me If You Can Producer- The Addams Family Producer -Come Fly Away Producer- An American in Paris Director/Producer The Jimmy Awards (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Producer- Farinelli and the King Producer - The Elephant Man Producer- On Your Feet Producer -Catch Me If You Can Producer- The Addams Family Producer -Come Fly Away Producer- An American in Paris Director/Producer The Jimmy Awards (read complete bio)
Interview: Meet the 2022 Jimmy Awards Winners- Nicholas Barrón and Kendall Becerra Photo Interview: Meet the 2022 Jimmy Awards Winners- Nicholas Barrón and Kendall Becerra
by Team BWW - Jun 29, 2022

On Monday night, Kendall Becerra and Nicholas Barrón's lives changed forever when they were announced the winners of the the thirteenth annual Jimmy Awards. Watch as they perform their winning solos ('Breathe' from In the Heights and 'This is Not Over Yet' from Parade) and read as BroadwayWorld checks in with the pair following their big wins!

Nicholas Barrón and Kendall Becerra Win Top Prizes at the 2022 Jimmy Awards Photo Nicholas Barrón and Kendall Becerra Win Top Prizes at the 2022 Jimmy Awards
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

The 2022 Jimmy¬ģ Award for Best Performance by an Actor was presented to Nicholas Barr√≥n representing Las Casas Foundation's Joci Awards. The 2022 Jimmy¬ģ Award for Best Performance by an Actress was presented to Kendall Becerra representing The Broadway San Diego Awards.

AMERICAN BUFFALO On Broadway to Require Audience Masking  Through the End of its Run Photo AMERICAN BUFFALO On Broadway to Require Audience Masking Through the End of its Run
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

There are two weeks left to see the Tony nominated Broadway revival of AMERICAN BUFFALO. The production will continue to mandate audiences to wear masks in this space, despite the recent industry announcement of masking-optional across other Broadway theaters beginning July 1st.  

Interview: Catching Up with 2021 Jimmy Awards Winner Elena Holder Photo Interview: Catching Up with 2021 Jimmy Awards Winner Elena Holder
by Team BWW - Jun 21, 2022

Just last summer, Elena Holder's world was turned upside down when she was named a winner of the 12th annual Jimmy Awards. As a participant from Durham, North Carolina's Triangle Rising Stars, Holder took part in the first ever virtual presentation on July 15, 2021, and was awarded Best Performance by an Actress, along with a check for $25,000 to further her education.

AMERICAN BUFFALO Enters Final Weeks of Performances Photo AMERICAN BUFFALO Enters Final Weeks of Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss currently star in the Broadway revival of AMERICAN BUFFALO by David Mamet, directed by Neil Pepe. AMERICAN BUFFALO will end its previously announced strictly limited 16-week engagement on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Circle in the Square Theatre.

2022 Gene Kelly Award Winners Announced Photo 2022 Gene Kelly Award Winners Announced
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022

A near sold-out crowd gathered at the Benedum Center as Pittsburgh CLO and The Michael J. Kara Family honored Allegheny County’s finest high school performers at the 31st Annual Pittsburgh CLO Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater on Saturday, May 28, 2022. View the full list of winners

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List! Photo 2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2022

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees and we've got all the nominations for for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

AMERICAN BUFFALO Announces Digital Lottery and Rush Policies Photo AMERICAN BUFFALO Announces Digital Lottery and Rush Policies
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2022

American Buffalo has announced its digital lottery and rush ticket policies! Find out how to get rush and lotto tickets to the production.

BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Talks Its Australian Tour Photo BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Talks Its Australian Tour
by Victoria Beal - Mar 1, 2022

Ahead of his Australian season, we had a chat with Robert Fairchild - a former principal dancer with the New York Ballet who made his debut as Jerry in An American in Paris on Broadway and then reprised it for London's West End.

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at QPAC Photo BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at QPAC
by Virag Dombay - Jan 20, 2022

An American in Paris does what it expects to do, it takes you away into a world of technicolour and jazz and then returns you feeling a bit better than before. Whilst the story lacks, technically it's divine. And in this case, that's enough.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Cancels Performances In Brisbane Until Sunday 16 January Photo AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Cancels Performances In Brisbane Until Sunday 16 January
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2022

The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment today announced a pause in the premiere season of An American in Paris, at QPAC's Lyric Theatre, due to COVID-related illness.

Apples and Oranges Arts' Champions Musical Development in 2022 with THEatre ACCELERATOR: New Reality Edition
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2021

Apples and Orange Arts is currently accepting submissions for the Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 cohorts of THEatre ACCELERATOR: New Reality Edition ‚Äď an immersive virtual musical theatre development program geared towards developing and distributing musicals on stage and in mixed realities.

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope to Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Australian Tour Photo Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope to Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Australian Tour
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2021

Broadway and West End leads Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope will reprise their show-stopping turns as the American GI Jerry Mulligan and the young Parisian dancer Lise Dassin in Australia in An American In Paris, with two of the country's leading lights Cameron Holmes and Dimity Azoury from The Australian Ballet, to alternate in the lead roles.

AMERICAN BUFFALO to Begin Limited Broadway Engagement April 14 at Circle in the Squar Photo AMERICAN BUFFALO to Begin Limited Broadway Engagement April 14 at Circle in the Square
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2021

Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner  Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss will star in the Broadway revival of David  Mamet's AMERICAN BUFFALO, directed by Neil Pepe.

Meet the 2021 Jimmy Awards Nominees- Part 4 Photo Meet the 2021 Jimmy Awards Nominees- Part 4
by Team BWW - Jul 15, 2021

It's just hours until the biggest night in high school musical theatre! The Jimmy Awards officially return as a virtual ceremony tonight, July 15, 2021. BroadwayWorld is getting to know this year's nominees! Below, get to know just a few, including: Jillian Cossetta, Victoria Evans, Luis Gonzalez Galindo, Molly Martin, Aiden McCoy, Sydney Olson, Nick Sanchez-Zarkos, Bella Seigo, and D.J. Spang.

Wake Up With BWW 7/12: Nick Jonas Begins JERSEY BOYS Tech, Meet the Jimmy Award Nomin Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/12: Nick Jonas Begins JERSEY BOYS Tech, Meet the Jimmy Award Nominees, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2021

Today's top stories: watch Nick Jonas' video from the first Jersey Boys tech rehearsal, meet the Jimmy Award nominees and more!

VIDEO: Van Kaplan & Kiesha Lalama Give a Sneak Peek of the Jimmy Awards on Backstage  Photo VIDEO: Van Kaplan & Kiesha Lalama Give a Sneak Peek of the Jimmy Awards on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 11, 2021

Watch below as Richard chats with two of the masterminds behind Broadway's biggest night... the the Jimmy Awards! Director Van Kaplan and choreographer Kiesha Lalama check in ahead of the broadcast, which airs on Thursday, July 15 (7:30PM).

Meet the 2021 Jimmy Awards Nominees- Part 1 Photo Meet the 2021 Jimmy Awards Nominees- Part 1
by Team BWW - Jul 9, 2021

It's just under one week until the biggest night in high school musical theatre! The Jimmy Awards officially return as a virtual ceremony on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Catching Up with the Jimmy Awards Alumni- Part 2 Photo Catching Up with the Jimmy Awards Alumni- Part 2
by Team BWW - Jun 20, 2021

Before we get to know this year's Jimmy Awards nominees, BroadwayWorld is catching up with some of the program's alumni! Below, get to know just a few, including: Nora Cullinan, Emily Emmett, Arella Flur, Caleb Jingo, Alyssa McDonald, Tony Moreno, Morgan Roberts, Michelle Rubich, Alex Syiek, and Riley Thad Young.

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