Natalie Joy Johnson takes BroadwayWorld.com behind the scenes 'Backstage at Blonde', the young singer and actress is making her Broadway debut in the hit musical Legally Blonde. As the cast celebrates the show's continued success, Natalie shares the inside scoop on what it means to be a 'Blonde' on Broadway! (more...)
On Sunday, July 20th at 7pm Tony Award Nominee Laura Bell Bundy, Broadway's original Elle Woods, played her final performance in the musical 'Legally Blonde' It was a night of emotional farewells and tearful celebration and BWW TV was there to capture Laura Bell's last 'Bend and Snap'! (more...)
'The Battery's Down,' the hit online television series, returned for a second season last month. Filmed in a style similar to 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' or 'The Office,' 'The Battery's Down' chronicles The Life of young actor Jake Wilson in New York City. Each twenty-minute, two-part episode will premiere at 12:01AM the first of every month. (more...)
Beginning performances on Tuesday, March 23, Mandy Gonzalez, who originated the role of Nina in the Broadway musical, In the Heights, will assume the role of Elphaba in WICKED.
BroadwayWorld.com dropped by the rehearsal room to get a glimpse of Mandy rehearsing with Glinda standby Laura Woyasz on Wednesday, March 17th and is excited to bring you a sneak peek at Broadway's newest green girl! (more...)
Hosted by ASTEP and SH-K-BOOM/Ghostlight Records and conceived, produced and music directed by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator Lynne Shankel (Cry-Baby, Altar Boyz,), ASTEP's New York City Christmas again boasted an incredible line-up of artists including Tony nominees Raul Esparza (Company, Arcadia) Sherie Rene Scott (Everyday Rapture, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and Orfeh (Legally Blonde, Saturday Night Fever), as well as Sierra Boggess (Master Class, The Little Mermaid), Chester Gregory (Sister Act, Dreamgirls), Lindsay Mendez (Godspell, Everyday Rapture), Betsy Wolfe (Tales Of The City, Everyday Rapture), Andy Karl (Wicked, 9 to 5), Sally Wilfert (Make Me A Song, Assassins), recording artist Anya Singleton, David Josefsberg (The Wedding Singer, Altar Boyz) and Michael Buchanan (Addams Family, Cry-Baby).
All proceeds go to benefit ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty). Clcik below to check out some highlights from the concert! (more...)
JERSEY BOYS Broadway stars Matt Bogart, Andy Karl, Jarrod Spector, Quinn VanAntwerp recently performed on 'Imus In The Morning' on the Fox Business News. The performance opens with Jarrod Spector (as Frankie Valli)singing 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You,' then the other three stars join him to sing a wonderful medley, including 'Who Loves You?' and the show-stopper, 'Oh What a Night.' (more...)
Last night, March 12, Robert Redford hosted the first-ever New York benefit celebrating the Sundance Institute Theatre Program at The Bowery Hotel. Participants included Sundance Institute Theatre Program alumni Denis O'Hare (Performance of An Iliad, at New York Theatre Workshop), Lisa Peterson Scott Frankel, Jeanine Tesori, Georgi James and Christine Ebersole, who recreated 'Little Edie Beale' from Grey Gardens. BroadwayWorld was on hand to speak to the guests and takes you inside the event below. (more...)
The new musical adaptation of ROCKY is set to open in Germany in 2012 prior to a Broadway run in 2013; the cast for the developmental lab featured Andy Karl as Rocky, Glenn Flesher as Pauly and Tricia Paoluccio as Adrienne.
Check out the behind the scenes video below! (more...)
The new musical adaptation of ROCKY opened in Germany this year prior to a Broadway run in 2013; the cast for the developmental lab featured Andy Karl as Rocky, Glenn Flesher as Pauly and Tricia Paoluccio as Adrienne. Check out the behind the scenes video with rehearsal footage and interviews with co-producer Vladimir Klitschko discussing how his team turned the stage into a boxing ring below! (more...)
The new musical adaptation of ROCKY met the German press, including a mini-concert by the show's stars! The show will open this November in Hamburg under the direction of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tony nominee Alex Timbers.
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced casting for the new Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' Tony Award® winning musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The Mystery Of Edwin Drood will star Stephanie J. Block (Edwin Drood), Will Chase (John Jasper), Gregg Edelman (Reverend Mr. Crisparkle), Jim Norton (Chairman) and Chita Rivera (Princess Puffer) with Andy Karl (Neville Landless), Jessie Mueller (Helena Landless), Betsy Wolfe (Rosa Bud), Nicholas Barasch (Deputy), Peter Benson (Bazzard), Robert Creighton (Durdles), Alison Cimmet, Nick Corley, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Kiira Schmidt, Eric Sciotto, Jim Walton, Cody Williams. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
A devout theater fan knows no holiday, and thankfully, many of Broadway's most beloved shows and performers nationwide don't either. So what's a theater enthusiast to do on this Independence Day? Check out a sampling of this year's most exciting 4th of July offerings and click below to revisit some of your favorites saluting our nation in song! (more...)
On July 3, the Broadway company of JERSEY BOYS welcomed back John Lloyd Young, who created the role of Frankie Valli in the original Broadway company and on the Grammy-winning, platinum cast album. for his performance, Mr. Young won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for Leading Actor in a Musical and a Theatre World Award.
BroadwayWorld was there on Tuesday night, July 10th to bring you video coverage of Young and the rest of the cast celebrating at the show's curtain call! Don't forget to check back later this month for a special Backstage with Richard Ridge, as he chats with Young about his return to the show! (more...)
On July 3, the Broadway company of JERSEY BOYS welcomed back John Lloyd Young, who created the role of Frankie Valli in the original Broadway company and on the Grammy-winning, platinum cast album. For his performance, Mr. Young won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for Leading Actor in a Musical and a Theatre World Award. In this edition, Richard chats with the star about his return to the show and so much more! (more...)
You choose the murderer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the whodunit smash based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens and adapted by Tony Award?-winning writer/composer Rupert Holmes (Curtains). Scott Ellis (Harvey, She Loves Me) directs this rollicking musical in its first-ever return to Broadway since winning the Tony 'Triple Crown' (Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score)! (more...)