Blast! Broadway

Blast! is a Broadway production created by James Mason for Cook Group Incorporated, the director and organization formerly operating the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps. It was the 2001 Winner of the Tony Award for "Best Special Theatrical Event" and also won the 2001 Emmy Award for "Best Choreography".


Broadway Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1681 Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
A Chorus Line performing August 1st-4th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater in Ann Arbor. 
by Brett Cullum - Jun 28, 2019
You have ten plays with ten sets, ten casts, ten directors, and ten different playwrights. All of them run only ten minutes at most. It's easy enough to assert that if you don't like something, just wait ten minutes and something new is in front of you!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
The cast of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical welcomed students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to the stage for a special reprise of 'Bring on the Monsters' following the opening night curtain call at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, where the Off-Broadway hit continues its run through Sunday, June 30.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2019
This Sunday, Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara and the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's Kiss Me, Kate take their final bow at Studio 54. To celebrate the show's run that's been too darn hot, we're throwing it back to Kelli O'Hara's opening night in the 2008 Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific alongside Paulo Szot, Danny Burstein, and more. Get a blast from the past by checking out the video!
by Chloe Lang - Jun 27, 2019
Kate Brennan's The Shoebox transports audiences back in time to high school and early adolescence. This is a time that many adults would consider simple, yet, as revealed through the plights of Brennan's characters, the viewer is reminded how complicated and tumultuous it felt in the moment. The Shoebox is part of the fourth annual She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival at The Connelly Theater, which strives to provide women writers, composers, and directors with resources to jump-start their careers in the theater industry.
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jake Jake Gyllenhaal.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Flat Rock Playhouse cools off this summer with Separate Beds, a playful, romantic comedy. This entertaining yet emotional story focuses on a decades-old marriage facing the unknown: an empty nest. Setting sail on a cruise to shake things up, two longtime spouses meet another couple who seems to have it all - romance, excitement, and spontaneity. But is the grass actually greener on the other side? Find out in this heartwarming and hilarious voyage of rediscovery. 
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Emmy Award® nominee Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) is to star in the latest Sky original, Two Weeks to Live (WT), a comic tale of love and revenge born from a seemingly harmless prank that goes terribly wrong.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Today The Drums have released the wistful new single “Try” – listen below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
David Archuleta has announced he will hit the road this fall with a 2019 Christmas tour which is sure to feature songs from his 2018 hit holiday album Winter In The Air.  The album featured such hits as “Christmas Every Day”  (which went Top 10 on the Billboard Holiday chart) as well as title track “Winter In The Air”  with the video featuring World of Dance dancer Cassidy Forsyth and So You Think You Can Dance & World of Dance dancer Ezra Sosa.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Conway Twitty, best known for his smooth voice voice and hit song “Hello Darlin” has a new single heading to radio via CDX. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Willie Nelson, Blackbird Presents, Keith Wortman, and Mark Rothbaum are thrilled to announce, the addition of Saratoga Springs on September 7, 2019 to the 'Outlaw Music Festival Tour 2019'. The line-up includes Willie Nelson & Family, Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Brothers Osborne with more to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Grammy nominated artist, Christian Davis, announces the release of his second solo single 'The Simple Things,' to Bluegrass radio via CDX. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Award-winning kids' musician Joanie Leeds is thrilled to announce the realization of a longtime dream when she makes her Lollapalooza debut with her band the Nightlights this August. Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights will perform two fun-filled, all-ages shows on Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2 on the Kidzapalooza stage at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park.
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 23, 2019
Omigod you guys! Cortland Repertory Theatre is now entertaining audiences with the super-fun musical comedy Legally Blonde at their picturesque summer location at the Little York Pavilion in Preble, New York. It is a fabulously fun musical directed by Trey Compton and a wonderful summer treat covered in pink sprinkles for the summer.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
A kid's place is exploring space! Kids and families coast-to-coast will be inspired to take “one giant leap” into the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing celebration this summer with Ready Jet Go! and a “universe” of space-themed fun! From a new hour-long special, “Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step,” airing throughout June and July on PBS KIDS (check local listings), to an IMAX screening at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, from out-of-this world events on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to Ready Jet Go! space camps in cities nationwide this summer, young fans will be set to put on their spacesuits for the historic milestone!
by Broadwaysted - Jun 21, 2019
This week we have a blast chatting and laughing with our podcast buddy from The Ensemblist Mo Brady! We're pouring out Manhattans with Van Brunt Stillhouse Whiskey as Mo spills about his journey from actor to activist with Broadway Cares, his love of (and encyclopedia-like knowledge of) Broadway ensemble members, and the creation and evolution of The Ensemblist.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Having independently generated over 35 million streams across his previous releases, --including the recent single 'Keep Me Waiting,' which was produced by Onda (The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Macklemore) and received 100k views in only two weeks-multi-instrumentalist, producer andsingersongwriter WILLIAM BOLTON premieres the music video for his new track 'Used To Love You,' a personal song about regrettable love.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
This Christmas prepare to relive all the angelic joy of 'Heaven Sent' as it comes back to New York stages. Written by Bambi Everson ('Neither Here Nor There', and others), this charming play follows the trials and tribulations of an innocent young angel-in-training assigned the task of improving the life of a surly malcontent. Raucous and irreverent, whilst at its center
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 8, 2019
MIXTAPE, the audience favorite that ran for many years at the Horton Grand These  is back at the Lamb's Players Theatre in Coronado through September 1st and it has brought all of the 80''s back for the audience to enjoy. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
This Christmas prepare to relive all the angelic joy of 'Heaven Sent' as it comes back to New York stages. Written by Bambi Everson ('Neither Here Nor There', and others), this charming play follows the trials and tribulations of an innocent young angel-in-training assigned the task of improving the life of a surly malcontent. Raucous and irreverent, whilst at its center sweet and even uplifting, the show was first performed at the Broadway Comedy Club under the original title 'OMG!'. As it transitions to The Producer's Club it will take on its new title, just in time for an early December run.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 5, 2019
Winner of the 2019 Encore! Producers' Award, Rewind is a Musical Tale about Love, Redemption and the Magic of Second Chances.   A powerful producer derails a young girl's promising music career and she spends the next 50 years waiting tables.  When the producer skydives out of a plane, he is met with an untimely end and is barred from Heaven.  To gain entrance he must, with a little help from the Universe, rewind Time and help her reclaim her destiny.  He's given a years' time limit.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Kick off your Sunday shoes with this 80s favorite! Based on the 1984 Academy Award-nominated blockbuster hit, Footloose shows how a little teenage rebellion and a love of music can open hearts and transform a town. Featuring chart-topping hits, including 'Let's Hear It for the Boy,' 'Holding Out for a Hero' and the Grammy-nominated title track 'Footloose,' this four-time Tony Award-nominated dancing-sensation will have the entire family burning and yearning to cut loose!
by Julie Yolles - Jul 22, 2019
Summer lovin' had me a blast. Summer lovin' the show was over too fast. The Riverbank Theatre's summer production of Grease has had such a demand for tickets that they just added Wednesday night and Saturday matinee shows to its schedule that wraps Aug. 11.
by Emily McClanathan - Jul 22, 2019
Dave Malloy's staged song cycle GHOST QUARTET is a madcap romp through seven centuries of mythology, folk tales, gothic horror stories, murder ballads, and more. Described in the lyrics as a 'circular story,' the nonlinear plot follows four friends through interweaving stories that include two sisters in a murderous love triangle, a modern-day subway platform homicide, and retellings of Arabian Nights and Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. Malloy's musical influences are as eclectic as his literary sources, and fans will recognize many of the styles present in his best-known work, the Tony Award-winning NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812.  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
We cut loose this past weekend as Mason Reeves took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story for a behind-the-scenes look at The Muny's production of Footloose! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!
by Michael Dale - Jul 21, 2019
When bookwriter Chris D'Arienzo's 1980s hair-band tuner Rock of Ages moved from Off-Broadway's New World Stages to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in April of 2009 - with a score made up of rock classics by Journey, Styx, Asia, Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi, Foreigner and a bunch of others - it was, to this reviewer's recollection, the first Broadway jukebox musical to acknowledge the silliness of jamming hit songs into an unrelated story.
by Neil Shurley - Jul 21, 2019
'Rockabilly Heaven is a party for the ears. Y'all are going to absolutely love it!'  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
Come join us for 4 nights of fun with the Rogue Theater Festival, August 15th - 18th. From plays to improv to burlesque shows you're sure to have a blast. We give playwrights from all over the platform to present their original work right here in New York City. Please come out to support these emerging playwrights as everyone has a story to tell. Rogue Theater Festival is excited to be making a splash into the NYC festival scene. We are proud to bring to life pieces that have never seen the stage before and seasoned pieces that have been performed all over the world.. Let's make a wave!
by Tanya Seale - Jul 20, 2019
Sunday shoes are being kicked off right and left in Footloose at The Muny right now, as Christian Borle, the two-time Tony Award winner who has been in 11 Broadway shows, makes his musical theatre directing debut. In this four-time Tony Award-nominated adaptation of the 1984 movie by the same title, you'll find actors of all shapes and colors (insert heart-eye emojis for days!) who fill the stage again and again with dynamic dancing to songs...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Vevo announces the release of Carly Rae Jepsen's live performance of 'Too Much' from her new album, Dedicated. After Jepsen released her critically acclaimed album E·MO·TION in 2015, it became 'a modern touchstone for a new crop of pop-leaning artists and legacy acts,' as NPR noted, adding that 'the blast radius of E*MO*TION is expansive.' The album also inspired an abundance of memes - extending the cultural cachet that Jepsen earned from the ubiquity of her Grammy-nominated blockbuster hit 'Call Me Maybe' (from her U.S debut album Kiss), which not only climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, sold over 20 million singles worldwide, and was certified Diamond in the U.S., but was referenced by everyone from former secretary-of-state Colin Powell to Cookie Monster.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
It was a proud mother, Dee Wallace (ET: The Extra Terrestrial/CUJO/Critters, etc), that smiled joyously while mingling with celebrated friends and colleagues from stage and screen for the release party of her critically acclaimed actress and director and daughter, Gabrielle Stone's (Speak No Evil/It Happened Again Lat Night/After Emma), controversial new book, EAT, PRAY, #FML - A True Story of Love, Heartbreak, and Soul Searching (Available on Amazon at:
by Linnae Medeiros - Jul 19, 2019
It's time to cut loose because Mason Reeves is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story on Saturday July 20th at The Muny's production of Footloose! Be sure to tune in and kick off your Sunday shoes to get a behind-the-scenes look at this 80s favorite! Let's hear it for the boy and for this takeover!
by Peter Nason - Jul 19, 2019
When it comes to Tony Award snubbing, there are several artistic high crimes and misdemeanors. For instance, Fiorello! winning Best Musical over Gypsy, or the good Music Man besting the better West Side Story. Or how about this awful upset: Two Gentlemen of Verona (the since-forgotten musical) beating both Grease and Follies for the top honor. Perhaps worst of all is this: Even though A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM was Stephen Sondheim's first and most successful Broadway show as a composer and lyricist, and even though it would win six of its eight nominated Tony Awards in 1962-1963 (including Best Musical), Mr. Sondheim himself was not even nominated for his lyrics and score. A show that features some of the most beloved comic songs from the early 1960's--'Comedy Tonight,' 'Lovely,' and 'Everybody Ought to Have a Maid'--wasn't even nominated for these iconic numbers. (For the record, Oliver! won that year for Best Score.) Broadway's greatest composer would have to wait almost a decade to receive his first Tony Award.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
​​​​​​​New Jersey-based rock band Triple Addiction have released a music video for their new single, 'Hard To Say Goodbye,' out NOW. The first of two summer single releases, 'Hard To Say Goodbye' gives listeners a taste of their upcoming LP 'American Heartbreak', which will be released later this year.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's production of Footloose! Check out the video!
by Review Roundups - Jul 19, 2019
MCC's New York Premiere production of Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow celebrated opening night on July 18th. Let's see what the critics had to say.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Kick off your Sunday shoes with this 80s favorite! Based on the 1984 Academy Award-nominated blockbuster hit, Footloose shows how a little teenage rebellion and a love of music can open hearts and transform a town. Featuring chart-topping hits, including “Let's Hear It for the Boy,” “Holding Out for a Hero” and the Grammy-nominated title track “Footloose,” this four-time Tony Award-nominated dancing-sensation will have the entire family burning and yearning to cut loose!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Quantum Theatre creates Looking for Violeta, a world premiere collaboration brimming with the music, poetry, joy, and sorrow of the life of legendary Chilean folk singer and activist Violeta Parra.
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Jul 18, 2019
Put on your bell-bottoms and hustle your way down to the Engeman Theater where 'Saturday Night Fever The Musical' is electrifying groupies and keeping disco alive! The stage musical based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta is an entrancing blast from the past and a blissful trip in a radical time machine.
by Natasha Ashley - Jul 17, 2019
Mamma Mia! 'Here we go again.' There is now another production in Central New York of this hit jukebox musical based on the songs of ABBA. This time around it is a delightful production at the picturesque Cortland Repertory Theatre in Preble, New York. For a musical that is repeatedly (sometimes too much) performed throughout the country, the Cortland Rep production, directed by Kerby Thompson, is quite fresh, powerful, and exciting.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 14, 2019
While there is much to praise, the stand-out amongst the talented GUYS AND DOLLS cast is Kirsten Wyatt, making her debut at the Guthrie as Miss Adelaide. Read this 6 Questions & a Plug to learn more from Wyatt about what makes this Guthrie show special.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Not even close to legal drinking age, Southern California schoolboys  PUSHING VERONICA are a pack of proud 'nerdy misfit kids' that deliver a striking view into the pressures faced upon today's youth with their self-described brand of 'Ballpit Rock.' Mixing pop-punk melodies with crunchy rock riffs, the quartet have sprung to life the debut single and music video from their upcoming LP due in 2020 with the tongue-in-cheek track, 'Dead Girl.'
by Amanda Prahl - Jul 12, 2019
With a score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, the cast recording of 'Alice By Heart' is a little uneven in parts but still manages to hit the gut-punch of emotion when it counts.
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Today, two-time Grammy nominated DJ and Producer Steve Aoki and Billboard charting singersongwriter and Emmy Award winner Darren Criss ("American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace") pair up to release their upbeat, energetic collab for "Crash Into Me". This surprising duo, from two different walks of the industry, came together to put an authentic, creative dance spin on the song, originally released in 1996 by Dave Matthews Band, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song (1998). 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Star of the Day Productions is proud to present its 3rd Annual Summer Shakespeare Production: Romeo & Juliet - A Rock Concert Experience directed by Olivia King. We are combining Shakespeare with rock music throughout the decades in this fresh new take on a timeless classic.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Cinderella is now open at the MUNY. What did the critics have to say? Read all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
““Midnight Choir' is a song I originally wrote with and for another artist, who had approached me to write for his record,” said Doe Paoro aka Sonia Kreitzer of her newest track. “He never used the song and I forgot about it, too. Almost three years later, I was on a long flight and going through old demos and the song came up. I felt touched by it and wanted to record it for myself. I remember when we wrote this song, it was in the golden hour, the lyrics came naturally …, and I wondered how something could be so melancholic and uplifting at the same time. I am starting to think these worlds are not so far apart.”
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 10, 2019
AJ HOLMES has spent the last few years travelling the world as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon and now, ahead of bringing his heartfelt and hilarious coming of age show, YEAH, BUT NOT RIGHT NOW, to the Edinburgh Fringe, he chatted to us at Broadway World.
by Peter Nason - Jul 1, 2019
This is one fast and furiously entertaining show!