BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Dreams Big at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - December 12, 2017
A dream is a wish your heart makes. I dreamed a dream in time gone by. To dream the impossible dream . well anyway, you get it. Broadway loves to dream. And nobody facilitates those dreams quite like the Broadway Dreams Foundation. We welcomed the Broadway Dreams Foundation to Sessions recently to celebrate on the week of their annual NYC showcase. Join us were BDF faculty members Quentin Earl Darrington, Christopher Hanke, MiMi Scardulla, Todd Buonopane, Noah Ricketts, Galen Williams and more. Beyond that, we were thrilled to welcome international BDF students from Russia, Brazil and Sweden who brought the house all the way down. Showtunes in foreign languages! Enjoy these highlights from a perfectly dreamy night! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Future Stars Step Up to the Open Mic at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - December 4, 2017
It's always special night when we open the microphone up to the multitude of amazing voices out there. Many of which you may not of heard of yet. Operative word here is YET! Check out some highlights from our recent monthly All Open Mic party. You may wanna write down some if these names you'll be hearing from them again. And let's be honest, who doesn't love saying, 'I saw them back when!' (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: ANASTASIA Cast Takes a Journey to Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - November 28, 2017
Home. Love. Family. These words resonant loudly as we all awaken from our Thanksgiving food comas. Home, love, family also ANASTASIA! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: WISCO QUEENS Takes Over at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - November 20, 2017
Recently Broadway Sessions welcomed the cast of the hilarious new musical web series WISCO QUEENS. Our audience enjoyed sneak peeks of the series on the big screen as well as performances from the talented cast. Enjoy performances by Drew Seeley, Jenna Leigh Green, Katie Goffman, Rose Pedone, Tim Ewing, De'lon Grant and more. We also enjoyed a very special performances by Blake McIvor and up and comer Jessica Lieberman. Enjoy highlights here! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Defies Gravity with Annual Elpha-Ball!
by Ben Cameron - November 13, 2017
The Halloween season comes with a lot of tricks and treats. Well, we got the ultimate treat on October 26th, just days before Wicked's 14th anniversary (aka Wicked Day), as well celebrated our 3rd annual ELPHA-BALL! A coven of actresses who have defied gravity in Wicked as Elphaba joined to hare witchy songs and stories from their time in Oz. Mamie Parris (Graizabella in Cats), Caroline Bowman, Laurel Harris (Beautiful), Julie Reiber (Come From Away) and Carla Stickler blew the roof of The Beechman. We also enjoyed performances by our Rising Star Nicole Vande Zande. Enjoy highlights from this epic night here. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Hosts a New Works Palooza!
by Ben Cameron - November 1, 2017
It was a New Works Palooza' recently at Broadway Sessions as we welcomed some of NYC's most celebrated writers and composers to share their latest and greatest with us! Well the latest and greatest music deserves some of the greatest voices and we got just that! Writers Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy, Heathers), Rob Rokicki (The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Monster Songs), Nat Zagree, Carner and Gregor, Drew Gasparini, Thomson and Desmon, Nate Bertone and Melissa Modifier, Alexander Sage Oyen and Joe Iconis all presented amazing new music interpreted by vocalists Luca Padovan ( School of Rock), Allie Trimm (13), Emily Schultheis (Wicked), Imari Hardon (Avenue Q), Kate Loprest (Wicked), Janinie DiVIta (If/Then), Marissa Rosen (DIVA) and more. Enjoy these hot new tunes, cause you never know what's gonna be the next big song on Broadway or in your audition book! (more...)
BROADWAY SESSIONS Offers up New Music Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2017
Broadway Sessions celebrates new music from Laurence O'Keefe, Rob Rokicki, Carner and Gregor, Joe Iconis and more tonight! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Fans Belt It Out at Broadway Sessions Open Mic Party!
by Ben Cameron - October 13, 2017
If anything it true about Broadway Sessions, it's that we are all about the people and belting we're all about the people and belting. And no other night of the month brings those two things together quite like our ALL OPEN MIC party. We closed out September with one of our most epic evenings of song yet! Catch these amazing voices from some of the names you're bound to be hearing more about! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Swing Nation Steps Up to the Mic at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - September 25, 2017
Swings are the super heroes of Broadway, plain and simple. This last week at Sessions, we put the spotlight on these magical unicorns of Broadway. You'll be blown away by performances from Dear Evan Hansen's Garrett Long, Book of Mormon's Matthew Marks and Keziah John-Paul, Cats and Newsies alum Aaron J. Albano, Aladdin's Lauryn Ciardullo, Beautiful and Motown's Nicholas Ryan, Miss Saigon's Viveca Chow, Avenue Q's Jed Resnick and Imari Hardon, Anastasia's Kathryn Boswell and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's Michael Williams. We also enjoyed performances by Rising Stars Mackenzie Messick and Jose Plaza. ENJOY these incredible talents! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: COMPANY Is What It's Really About at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - September 19, 2017
This past Thursday Broadway Sessions celebrated the 5th birthday of our beloved and uber-talented musical director, Joshua Stephen Kartes. Joshua had but one birthday wish- he wanted to blow out his candles like 'Bobby' in Sondheim's masterpiece, Company. So that's exactly what we gave him! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Takes Over Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - September 11, 2017
Broadway Sessions had a very sweet season premiere this last week as we welcomed cast members from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We danced Oompa Loompa-style, enjoyed heartfelt performances, and watched a couple 11 year old boys SING THEIR FACES OFF. Jackie Hoffman was unable to attend, but never fear- the cast celebrated her through dramatic readings of some of her finer TWEETS! Enjoy these performances by legendary John Rubinstein, Emma Plaeffle, Cory Lingner, Elliot Mattox, Ryan Sell, Jake Flynn and our sensational diva "Rising Stars" Nikisha Williams (bound for The Color Purple tour) and Brittany Dorazio. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Season Finale! Broadway Sessions Wraps Up 9th Year with a Bang!
by Ben Cameron - July 11, 2017
Broadway Sessions celebrated it's season finale recently. Nobody panic! Broadway Sessions will be back weekly beginning on September 7th. But of course we had to blow the roof of the joint 1 more time before parting. So we called upon friends, Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen), Kimber Elayne Sprawl (Beautiful), Lauren Elder (Side Show) and Matt DeAngelis (Waitress) to dazzle us 1 last time this summer. Enjoy highlights from these tremendous talents here. We can't wait to see you all back at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in September! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Offers NYMF Sneak Peek!
by Ben Cameron - July 5, 2017
It's that time of year again. Shall we call it Musical Theatre Christmas? No less than 20 original musical theatre works will be wrapped and placed beneath audiences proverbial tree, as The New York Musical Festival gears up again. We here at Broadway Sessions got a sneak peek at some of the festivals hottest shows including The Body Politic, Generation Me, Miss Blanche Tells it All, Happily: The Musical, Cadaver Synod, Georama, The Demise, Night Tide, I Am, I Will, I Do, Camp Wanatachi: In Concert and more. Enjoy these highlights and don't forget to get out there and support new musical theatre! The future is now... and we got it first! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Gets Inappropriate for Ninth Anniversary!
by Ben Cameron - June 26, 2017
Time really does fly, especially when you're having fun. And, let's be honest, we have a lot of fun at Broadway Sessions. So much so that nine years has flown by ever so quickly. And what better way to celebrate nine years of hurt special brand of musical theatre mania than with an "Inappropriate" Anniversary Show. We welcomed back a roster of Broadway Sessions favorites to share wildly inappropriate tunes and memories. The results were memorable, well, for most of our audience at least ;) (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: The Heat is On at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - June 21, 2017
The heat was on! Cast members from the Tony nominated revival of Miss Saigon brought the heat to Broadway Sessions recently. Check out this incredible cast in action here. Join us this wee at Broadway Sessions for our annual NYMF sneak peek! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Goes Orange with Syracuse
by Ben Cameron - June 7, 2017
FLASH, BAM, ALA-KAZAM! Out of the orange colored sky came the 2017 graduates from top ranked theatre school, Syracuse University. Joining the grads we Syracuse alum Catherine Charlebois, Janalyn Saxer, Lauren Blackman and vocal sensation and Syracuse start up Range A Capella. Enjoy highlights here! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Gets Heated with FSU Students and Alumni!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2017
Florida is hot. Right? It's hot sand, hot sun...hot musical theatre talent? YOU BET!. We welcomed the FSU "'Noles" to Broadway Sessions recently to celebrate their tremendous theatre program. '17 grads took the stage alongside Broadway vets Heather Parcells, Harris Milgrim, Christiani Pitts, Michael Hunker, Jennifer Swiderski and Stephen Anthony! The results were, well HOT! Florida, after all. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BYU Students and Alums Bring It at Broadway Sessions!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2017
You can take the boy out of Utah, but can you ever take the Utah out of the boy? Who knows, but a couple weeks back at Broadway Sessions, we did learn that you can bring the Utah to the boy. Full disclosure: I, Ben Cameron, grew up in the great red state of Utah, just a mile or two from Brigham Young University. So, although you may not have known, I have known for years just how sensational the training is in the BYU Music/Dance/Theatre program. Training so goodie resulted in starry careers for alumni Paul Canaan (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Alicia Shumway (The King and I), Zach Hess (The Book of Mormon), Michael Milkanin (Kinky Boots), Becca Petersen (Bandstand) and more. Check them out in action alongside the extremely talented '17 graduating MDT class. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: It's May!!! at Broadway Sessions Open Mic
by Ben Cameron - May 8, 2017
That's right, it's the month we want. It's MAYYYYYY!!!! And we sprung into a spring with our All Open Mic celebration. Once a month we shine the spotlight on up and comers with songs and their hearts, and boy did they bring their A-GAME. The night featured rising star Larry Whitfield and returning starlets including Melissa Modifer, Julia Nightingale, JR Bruno and Brazilian ingenue Carol Baptista. We also saw several new faces who did NOT disappoint. Check out the beauty that blossomed here... (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: A BRONX TALE Boogies Down at Broadway Sessions
by Ben Cameron - May 3, 2017
Cast members from A Bronx Tale boogied on down to Broadway Sessions on a recent Thursday night. Stars Ariana DeBose, Bradley Gibson, Christiani Pitts and Kirstin Tucker gave us some insight into the kind of talent that keeps the box office burning up over on Belmont Avenue. Cast members tested their Alan Menken musical knowledge and even got our audience up and dancing Bronx Tale-style. The evening also featured performances by Broadway vet JR Bruno and vocalist Lillian Andrea de Leon. Check out highlights here. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Baldwin Wallace Stars (and Stars to Be) Slay at Broadway Sessions
by Ben Cameron - April 26, 2017
The talent floodgates have opened and the streets are drenched in the promise of stars to be I'm speaking of course, about "Showcase"Season." That special time of year when the college kids with stars in their eyes make the transition to "just plain" star and strut their stuff in the big apple. We netted star-making Baldwin Wallace to strut their stuff at Sessions recently. The '17 grads shone brightly alongside BW alum pro's Patty Lohr (Kinky Boots), Zach Adkins (Anastasia) and super star Ciara Renee. Enjoy highlights here and you may just want to jot down a few names. You know you'll need to know 'em. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CCM Legacy Shines at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - April 17, 2017
Statistically speaking, it's safe to say that just about every Broadway show boasts cast members who graduated from Cincinnati University- College Conservatory of Music, or CCM. The school's legacy is woven deep into the fabric of the Broadway community. We took some time to shine a light on that legacy at Broadway Sessions recently. The '17 graduating class took the stage alongside alumni Jessica Hendy (Cats), Julian R. Decker (Sunset Boulevard), Sean Montgomery (Groundhog Day), Christine Cornish Smith (Cats) and Josh Daniel (Book of Mormon. Enjoy highlights here. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Heartily Welcomes Hartt School Graduates!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 11, 2017
It's been said that you gotta have heart to move to The Big Apple and pursue your dreams on the Great White Way, and boy do these graduates of The Hartt School have it. See what we did there? We heartily welcomed the 2017 graduating class to New York alongside headliners and notable Hartt School alums, Kevin Duda, Douglas Lyons and Anthony Fett! We also had a special guest appearance from West End star, Jason Denton and rising star Amanda Nelson! Watching these grads take the stage at Broadway Sessions really warmed our hearts (ok we'll stop with the heart/Hartt jokes now.) Check it out now! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: SUNDAY Sings Sondheim at (Broadway) Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - April 6, 2017
Sunday, Sondheim and showtunes galore were on the menu at Broadway Sessions recently as we welcomed cast members from the current hit revival of Sunday in the Park with George. Cast members Claybourne Elder, Liz McCartney, Julie Foldesi, Jennifer Sanchez and Max Chernin delighted the audience with Sondheim (Liz McCartney's one woman "Your Fault" from Into the Woods, Claybourne's revisit of Road Show and accompanying story of the night his parents met Sondheim and Jennifer Sanchez's acoustic take on "Sunday" were especially Sondheim-licious) and more. Joining the cast in the Sondheim-ania, was 9 year old Radio City veteran and self described Sondheim maniac Finn Douglas who brought the crowd to it's feet with his pint size "Putting It Together". Rounding out the evening was singer/songwriter Melissa Modifer. Enjoy highlights here! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Welcomes Grads from Webster University!
by Ben Cameron - March 29, 2017
St. Louis is a city renowned for lots of things. The blues, BBQ, one iconic cling-clanging trolly and one particular theatre training powerhouse, Webster University. Webster boasts alum like Norbert Leo Butz, Hunter Bell, and Jerry Mitchell to name a jut a few. We recently welcomed the graduating class for the Gateway city to take the stage at Broadway Sessions. Check 'em out here! (more...)