Making his Broadway debut and nominated for a Tony Award, director Sam Buntrock sat down with BroadwayWorld.com for this exclusive interview to discuss his past, bringing his innovative 'Sunday in the Park with George' to the stage and more. Click now to watch! (more...)
Tickets for 'South Pacific' are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 972-4400, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office located the Ahmanson Theatre or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org. (more...)
Lincoln Center Theater's production of the new musical WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, with a book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and direction by Bartlett Sher opens tomorrow night (November 4) at 6:45pm at The Belasco Theatre on Broadway (111 West 44 Street).
Lincoln Center Theater's production of the new musical WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, with a book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and direction by Bartlett Sher opened last night November 4 at The Belasco Theatre on Broadway 111 West 44 Street and Broadway Beat was there to talk to the cast!
Critically Acclaimed and Tony Award winner, Laura Benanti is currently starring in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. BroadwayWorld sat down with Laura as she was getting ready for an evening performance to speak candidly about playing Candela, working with Barlett Sher, her back injury (and the gossip that followed), how to get her to sing on your answering machine, and more! Click now to watch this entertaining interview! (more...)
Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2011-2012 season with the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies. Featuring music by eight time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a new book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies is adapted for the stage from the live-action Disney feature film musical. The production is being directed at Paper Mill by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun (The Will Rogers Follies, Grey Gardens). The show begins performances on Thursday, September 15. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 25. Recently, BroadwayWorld stopped by the Newsies open call in New York City and went inside the audition room. Click below to watch the men's dance call and hear from Calhoun and the show's choreographer, Christopher Gattelli! (more...)
On Thursday, July 7, open call auditions for the first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's landmark rock musical GODSPELL took place at The Actors Chapel in midtown Manhattan. Telsey + Company, the casting office for GODSPELL, is seeking musical theatre performers with strong singing voices and comedic ability, ages 16-30. All ethnicities and types were welcome. Thousands of hopefuls showed up for their chance to participate in the historic revival. To meet some of the hopeful candidates, some of whom got in line as early as 11 pm the night before, click below! (more...)
Starting today (Monday, July 11, 2011), tickets are now on sale to the general public for Broadway's first-ever revival of Stephen Schwartz's legendary rock musical GODSPELL. Visit Telecharge.com or call 212-239-6200 to purchase tickets, and visit Godspell.com or more information and updates. In the video below, composer Stephen Schwartz discusses how much it means to him to bring GODSPELL back to the Great White Way. Click below to check out what he has to say! (more...)
Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of SILENCE! The Musical recently put a new block of tickets on sale through August 27. The new smash hit musical will also be adding Thursdays at 8 PM to the weekly playing schedule beginning July 28. (more...)
BroadwayWorld announced yesterday that Lauren Ambrose has landed the coveted role of Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL in the first Broadway production of the musical since it originally opened in 1964. FUNNY GIRL, which features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, will be directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher.
The news came as a surprise to many, as Ambrose - while a screen favortie and sometimes stage star - is not a regular in the big musical circuit. In fact, the announcement had many asking...can she sing?
Ambrose, in fact, has powerhouse vocals and has been singing since childhood. She is the lead singer of jazz, swing and ragtime-style Leisure Class band, and in trained in opera at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Many may also recall Ambrose's famous belt-out of the 'Rainbow of Reasons' gag in a 2006 episode of Six Feet Under. The theater world certainly has a lot to look forward to when this soulful songstress reimagines Fanny onstage. (more...)
The cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies met the press yesterday, and BroadwayWorld was there for the event! Revolutionary newsie Jack Kelly will be portrayed by Jeremy Jordan of Broadway's West Side Story and Rock of Ages. Tony® Award nominee John Dossett will play newspaper giant Joseph Pulitzer. The show begins performances on Thursday, September 15. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 25. Check out our video below!
The cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's premiere of Disney's Newsies delivered their first performance preview to the press today, September 1. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you a first look at the show! (more...)
This week, September 1, the compeny of Paper Mill Playhouse's Newsies delivered their first performance preview to the press. BroadwayWorld was on hand and spoke with the cast and creative team following the performance. Click below to meet the company and see new performance footage! (more...)
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2011
DanceOn, the YouTube partnership channel exclusive to dance videos, released an inside look at the spectacular dancing in the world premiere of Newsies the Musical at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Cast members Jeremy Jordan, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Evan Kasprzak of So You Think You Can Dance discuss Christopher Gattelli's athletic choreography and what it means to be in a cult classic. Plus hear from Christopher and Newsies director Jeff Calhoun about their triple threat cast. Newsises begins previews on September 15, 2011 and runs through October 16, 2011. (more...)