Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. Visit www.smokeyjoescafemusical.com for more information. (more...)
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual Monte Cristo Awardceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe last night at the Edison Ballroom. The O'Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage. (more...)
Thirty years after their New York premiere and 40 years after they first started as a team, PENN & TELLER will return this summer for a strictly limited six-week engagement at the Marquis Theatre (46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue) from July 7 - August 16. Check out a just-released promo for the show below! (more...)
Following their triumphant performances as 'Matilda' in the Broadway smash Matilda The Musical, 11 year old Paige Brady, 11 year old Gabriella Pizzolo, 11 year old Ripley Sobo and 9 year old Ava Ulloa (aka the 'Newtildas') perform some of their favorite songs from Broadway and beyond in their upcoming concert, 'When Children Rule The World' at 54 BELOW on Friday, October 10, 2014. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive sneak peek of the ladies in rehearsal below! (more...)
Broadway Records celebrated the release of 'When I Grow Up: Broadway's Next Generation - Live at 54 BELOW' with a concert on July 29th. The recording was released digitally on Friday, July 26th and on CD on July, 30, 2013. Click below to watch highlights from the evening! (more...)
Each week, Broadway cast members and audiences alike gather to mix and mingle at 54 Below, Broadway's most intimate haunt, located in the heart of the theatre district. At this week's Backstage was The Skivvies (Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley), Gaby Alter (composer of new Off-BroadwayNobody Loves You), Rory O'Malley (Book of Mormon, Nobody Loves You), Bob Stillman (Grey Gardens, Dirty Blonde, Kiss of the Spider Woman), Jane Blass (Annie), Michael Winther (Mamma Mia, 33 Variations), The Stone Brothers and Cathy Grier aka NYC subway girl. Check out highlights 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...)
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...)
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-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...)
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 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...)
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 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...)
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...)
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...)