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by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) has announced the full cast and creative team for Moon's next production, the 8-Time Tony Award-nominated musical 110 IN THE SHADE. Based N. Richard Nash's acclaimed 1954 play THE RAINMAKER (the basis for the 1956 film starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn), 110 IN THE SHADE features music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones (THE FANTASTICKS), and a book by Nash adapted from his own play. 42nd Street Moon's production of 110 IN THE SHADE runs from April 24 - May 12, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111). The press opening will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 - $75 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.
by Stage Tube - Mar 7, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon presents its first 2019 production, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical FIORELLO! Based on the life of New York City's legendary mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, FIORELLO! features lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock (SHE LOVES ME, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and a book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott (THE PAJAMA GAME, DAMN YANKEES).
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 6, 2019
Chick Flick the Musical a new musical comedy with book, music and lyrics by Suzy Conn (Suffra-Jets; The Mercer Girls), is set to open tomorrow, March 7, at The Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2018
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) presents 2018 Holiday production, the hilarious 1930s pastiche musical DAMES AT SEA. DAMES AT SEA features a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, and music by Jim Wise. 42nd Street Moon's production runs from November 28 - December 16, 2018 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). The press opening will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 - $75 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018
As magical as the evening was, after Freddie Gershon gave an impassioned presentation to the duo,Â Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones hit the stage and brought the house down at ages 88 and 89 respectively.Â They joined forces onstage to perform a song from their musical The Bone Room, described by Jones as being about 'the pleasures of dying and being embalmed in this great country of ours.' Below, watch as they perform together for the last time.Â BWW feels privileged to share with you a bit of highlights of these two legends together before a rapt and ecstatic audience who precded to shower them with a (well deserved)Â standing ovation...Â RIP Harvey Schmidt.Â
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier today,Â legendary composerÂ Harvey SchmidtÂ (The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!) passed away last night in Texas at 88 years of age. A family only funeral will take place in Texas next week, with a New York memorial to come at a future date.
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 24, 2018
Tony Award winner Steve Kazee returns for a guest spot on NBC's BLINDSPOT, this Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM. Below, BWW brings you an exclusive first look at the appearance!
by Theater Talk - Jan 22, 2018
Actor Mark Rylance (Academy Award and 2-time Tony Award winner) and playwright Claire van Kampen discuss her new play in which he stars, Farinelli and the King, with co-hosts playwright Warren Leight and Susan Haskins. Also, co-host Michael Musto goes backstage at The Oscar Hammerstein Awards for a conversation with this year's honorees, the legendary songwriting team of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks; I Do, I Do; 110 in The Shade).
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2017
Just last night, the York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, honored legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2017
On the THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS, WAITRESS stars Betsy Wolfe and Jason Mraz performed 'It Only Takes a Taste', live from The Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Mraz, a two-time Grammy Award winner is making his Broadway debut in the show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017
During a recent appearance on BuzzFeed News, multi-Tony Award winner Audra McDonald revealed that her parents advised her not to play a slave early in her career.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2017
In this latest episode, we bring you very special guests from Cats- Grizabella herself, Mamie Parris!Â For the recipe for Katie's Catnip Goldfish Crackers, visit:Â www.backstagebite.com
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2017
What exactly can baking do? In a special appearance on New York's Pix11, new Waitress star Betsy Wolfe croons a Jenna classic- 'What Baking Can Do.' Check out the performance below!
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2017
Mamie Parris, who playsÂ the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival ofÂ Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS, visited Fox 5 today to deliver her impressive take on the classic ballad, 'Memory.'
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2017
Tony Award nominee Will SwensonÂ is playing the 'bad guy,' Earl, in Waitress every night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and he's determined to prove toÂ fans that he is not as mean and scary as the character he plays. Watch below as he wins over the stage door crowd with what else, but pie!
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2017
Incoming WAITRESS star, Betsy Wolfe, is getting ready to step into Jenna's shoes on the set of her photoshoot. Betsy discusses what she thinks of her character Jenna, and why she's excited to join the cast of Waitress. Betsy replaces Sara Bareilles, the show's composer, lyricist, and current Jenna, on June 13. Check out the video below!
VIDEO: A CHORUS LINE Alums Priscilla Lopez, Baayork Lee, and Don Pippin Reunite for Stories and Performance
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2017
Broadway historian and documentarianÂ Rick McKayÂ was among the lucky audience to attend the New York Public Library's most recent performance at theirÂ Bruno Walter Auditorium. Hear what he had to say about the event, then check out his video below!
Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Sarah Brown to Lady Day- SAG Nominee Audra McDonald Shares Stories of Her Legendary Career
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 29, 2017
SheÂ won your heart as Lottie Gee, Billie Holliday, and Bess (and that's been just the past few years). Audra McDonald has grown to be perhaps the greatest talent of this generation of live theatre- and she has six Tony Awards to prove it. From Ragtime to Macbeth, Carousel to A Raisin in the Sun, watch below as Richard Ridge chats with the 2017 SAG nominee as a part of SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Conversations series.
Backstage with Richard Ridge: Lonny Price Opens Up About the Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 26, 2016
One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway,Â Merrily We Roll AlongÂ openedÂ to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. For the first time,Â Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened Â draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show's creation - and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choices we all make, and the often unexpected consequences of those choices -- through success and failure. Featuring exclusive appearances by Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Jason Alexander, Mandy Patinkin, Adam Guettel, Frank Rich and the original Broadway cast ofÂ Merrily We Roll Along.Â Below, Richard Ridge chats with Price about his journey with the musical, the creation of the documentary,Â and so much more!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2016
Broadway veteranÂ Mamie ParrisÂ recentlyÂ assumed the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival ofÂ Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATSÂ Parris, who most recently starredÂ as 'Patty' inÂ Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, succeeds pop starÂ Leona LewisÂ in the role.