Kevin Spacey, the artistic director of The Old Vic in London, recently produced the first London revival of Alan Ayckbourn's masterpiece, the comic trilogy, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)
BURN THE FLOOR, the electrifying Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular, began performances last night Saturday July 25 at 8 PM at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 Street). BURN THE FLOOR has thrilled audiences in over 30 countries, and will be the first show of the new Broadway season, playing a limited 12-week engagement. (more...)
TV favorites And BURN THE FLOOR stars Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy tell '7 Things You Didn't Know About' to NEWSWEEK, and you can watch the fun and very candid video right here on STAGE TUBE! (more...)
Performances began on Tuesday, November 24th, for the first Broadway revival of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC starring Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, five-time Tony Award®-winner Angela Lansbury and Olivier Award-nominee Alexander Hanson. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Tony Award®-winner Trevor Nunn, opens on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)
On the heels of a highly successful Broadway run, the electrifying Latin and ballroom dance spectacular BURN THE FLOOR plays the Pantages Theatre for a strictly-limited 2 week engagement, which begain April 26. The show will run through May 8, 2011. The Los Angeles engagement features So You Think You Can Dance alumni Anya Garnis, Pasha Kovalev, Robbie Kmetoni, Janette Manrara, and Karen Hauer. Also featured is Vonzell Solomon, second runner-up in Season Four of American Idol, who is BURN THE FLOOR's female vocalist. BroadwayWorld's Audra Stafford was on hand for the produciton's opening night and brings you coverage from the red carpet below! (more...)
On the heels of a highly successful Broadway run, the electrifying Latin and ballroom dance spectacular BURN THE FLOOR plays the Pantages Theatre for a strictly-limited 2 week engagement, which began April 26. The show will run through May 8, 2011. The Los Angeles engagement features So You Think You Can Dance alumni Anya Garnis, Pasha Kovalev, Robbie Kmetoni, Janette Manrara, and Karen Hauer. Also featured is Vonzell Solomon, second runner-up in Season Four of American Idol, who is BURN THE FLOOR's female vocalist. BroadwayWorld's Audra Stafford was on hand for the produciton's opening night and brought you full opening night coverage last week. Click below for her extended chat with Corbin Bleu below!
Joan Stein and Richard Frankel, are presenting Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, featuring Tony Award-nominee and Theatre World Award winner Craig Bierko (The Music Man), Daytime Emmy nominee and frequent 'Live with Regis and Kelly' co-host Mark Consuelos, Emmy Award-nominee Polly Draper ('thirtysomething') and Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) Previews on Monday, November 7 with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 13 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Today, the company met the press and Broadway Beat was on hand to capture the performance preview and interview the show's stars! (more...)
Broadway's LEAP OF FAITH is new musical based on the motion picture 'Leap of Faith,' produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation and written by Janus Cercone. The musical will begin previews on Tuesday, April 3 and will open in late April (date to be announced) at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). In the video below, go behind the scenes of the recent photo shoot with the cast, as featured on the show's Twitter page! (more...)
Broadway's LEAP OF FAITH is new musical based on the motion picture 'Leap of Faith,' produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation and written by Janus Cercone. The musical will begin previews on Tuesday, April 3 and will open in late April at the St. James Theatre. In the video below, be bring you an exclusive first look behind-the-scenes at the official photo shoot with stars Jessica Phillips and Raul Esparza! (more...)
Performances for LEAP OF FAITH began on Tuesday, April 3, at The St. James Theatre. Four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza leads the company along with Jessica Phillips, Kendra Kassebaum, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Leslie Odom, Jr., Krystal Joy Brown and Talon Ackerman. Opening night is Thursday, April 26.
Check out this exclusive video below, in which the first audience members react to the show's first preview performance! (more...)
Tony Award winner Ben Vereen brings his hit show, "Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen," to 54 Below, through July 21. A high energy tribute to the music of Broadway, along with musical selections made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr., audiences can expect to hear classics such as 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries', 'Mr. Bojangles' and even 'Defying Gravity'.
Check out BroadwayWorld's highlights from the show below! (more...)
Hear co-creator Daniel Okrent and cast members Todd Susman and Audrey Lynn Weston from the off-Broadway hit OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES as they visit WNYC Radio's Leonard Lopate. Click below to listen! (more...)
Tony Award-winner Faith Prince (Guys & Dolls, A Catered Affair) and Jason Graae (Falsettos, Ragtime, Forever Plaid), Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline or Change, Jelly's Last Jam, The Wild Party), Tituss Burgess (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Guys & Dolls), and Eden Espinosa Wicked, Rent, Brooklyn) gave a special press preview from some of the upcoming engagements at 54 Below last week. BroadwayWorld's own Randy Rainbow was on the scene to chat with them about their shows, and you can check out what they had to say by clicking below! (more...)
FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 smash hit movie that defined a generation, will arrive on Broadway in August 2013 with a theater, dates and casting to be announced. As previously announced, FLASHDANCE will launch a separate national touring company in January 2013 at the Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, the steel town that serves as the musical's setting, and will continue to play over 25 markets in North America. Check out a preview of 'What a Feeling' from the show below! (more...)
Tony-winner Donna McKechnie will soon grace the stage of 54 Below in a brand new show: a musical déjà vu celebrating the scintillating 70?s in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these five very special performances, Donna will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel.
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just chatted with the Broadway legend about the upcoming gig and you can check out the full interview below! (more...)
Winner of the 2013 Nightlife Legend Award cabaret and theatre legend Marilyn Maye, Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner and one of the stars of "Unsung Menken" Debbie Gravitte, and Tony Award Nominee, master humorist, illusionist and camp icon Charles Busch will play 54 Below in the coming weeks. Just yesterday the whole gang met the press and you can check out video footage of them in action below! (more...)
Tony Award winning, Kennedy Center Honree and Broadway and concert legend Barbara Cook (The Music Man, She Loves Me, Candide, Sondheim on Sondheim), Tony Award-winner Steve Kazee (Once, 110 in the Shade, Spamalot), Tony, Oscar, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning orchestrator Jonathan Tunick (A Chorus Line, Follies, A Little Night Music, Blazing Saddles, Sweeney Todd) with vocalist Rebecca Faulkenberry (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock Of Ages) all previewed their upcoming engagements at 54 Below earlier this week and BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was there for the festivities. Check out sneak peeks of their shows below! (more...)
Broadway actor/singer and Epic Records recording artist Morgan James(Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family, her recent debut CD release 'Morgan James Live, a celebration of Nina Simone'), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn (Passion, Les Miserables, Chess, Rags, Sunset Boulevard, the upcoming album 'All This Happiness'), six-time Emmy Award-winner Bruce Vilanch (TV's 'Hollywood Squares,' Broadway's Hairspray) recently previewed their upcoming 54 Below shows. Check out a sneak peek of their angagements below! (more...)