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BWW TV Exclusive: University of Alabama Shows What They've Got at Broadway Sessions! PhotoBWW TV Exclusive: University of Alabama Shows What They've Got at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - April 14, 2018

ROLE TIDE! That's University of Alabama's war cry. What does it mean? Well, I'm not exactly sue, but it might as well mean "Roll out the talent"! We learned that much at Broadway Sessions recently as we welcomed the '18 MT grads and alumni from "Bama". Enjoy highlights from this magical musical night here.
BWW TV Exclusive: Katie Rose Clarke, Marty Thomas & More Sing Jeffrey Thomson and Jer PhotoBWW TV Exclusive: Katie Rose Clarke, Marty Thomas & More Sing Jeffrey Thomson and Jeremy Desmon at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - March 19, 2018

Broadway Sessions recently celebrated the music of award winning composing team Thomson and Desmon. Jeffrey Thomson and Jeremy Desmon are responsible for musicals One Hit Wonder, The Oliver Experiment, Pump Up the Volume and the highly anticipated Nancy Drew. Wonderful writers tend to have some wonderful friends who tend to want to get their hands on their music! And that's a very good thing.
BWW TV Exclusive: JERSEY BOYS Is Back in Town at Belting it Out at Broadway Sessions! PhotoBWW TV Exclusive: JERSEY BOYS Is Back in Town at Belting it Out at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - March 12, 2018

Well my friends, Jersey Boys is back on the boards at New World Stages and all is right with the world. We were fortunate enough to welcome the stars of Jersey Boys to Broadway Sessions recently, and "Oh What a Night" it was. Enjoy highlights from performances by Aaron DeJesus (Frankie Valli), Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) and Skye Scott (Bob Crewe). Plus our teenage "Rising Stars"- Jack D'Angelo and Avery Carlson.
BWW TV Exclusive: Future Stars From Around the World Step Up to the Open Mic at Broad PhotoBWW TV Exclusive: Future Stars From Around the World Step Up to the Open Mic at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - March 5, 2018

Once a month Broadway Sessions open the mic and the stage up to fabulous performers from all walks of life. Last month we were delighted to welcome vocalists from England, Scotland, Argentina and Uruguay as well as some of the best undiscovered singers in NYC. Have a listen and remember, music is an international language… heck, it's a language of love! Make sure you come see us this week for our March All Open Mic party!
BWW TV Exclusive: Denee Benton, Christiani Pitts & More Celebrate Black History Month PhotoBWW TV Exclusive: Denee Benton, Christiani Pitts & More Celebrate Black History Month at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - February 27, 2018

As you know, February is Black History Month. We here at Broadway Sessions wanted to take a moment to reflect on the massive impact of African American legacy on Broadway and beyond. We rallied an incredible roster of some of Broadway's most fantastic voices to speak and sing on the subject. The result was moving and hilarious and powerful and poignant. And the singing? Well, let's just say y'all aren't ready for this!
Cast Members From JERSEY BOYS Come To Broadway Sessions Tomorrow Night PhotoCast Members From JERSEY BOYS Come To Broadway Sessions Tomorrow Night
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2018

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, February 22nd, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from the new Off Broadway production of Jersey Boys and more.
BWW TV Exclusive: Performers from KINKY BOOTS, JERSEY BOYS & More Take Over at Broadw PhotoBWW TV Exclusive: Performers from KINKY BOOTS, JERSEY BOYS & More Take Over at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - February 19, 2018

We find all kinds of families when working in the theatre. Each new cast is a family. Well, it was my pleasure to welcome some of my very own family, my WAMFAM, to Broadway Sessions recently. Of course, I mean performers from the roster at Whole Artist Management- where I'm not just a spokesperson, I'm a client. Enjoy these highlights from stars of Elf, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Rocky, Matilda, Jerry Springer the Opera, After Glow, Jersey Boys and so much more! WAM BAM THANK YOU MA'AM, indeed!
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Has the Best Day Ever with the Cast of SPONGEBOB  PhotoBWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Has the Best Day Ever with the Cast of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
by Ben Cameron - February 12, 2018

Bikini Bottom came to The Laurie Beechman Theatre recently as we welcomed the colorful cast of Spongebob Squarepants for our 2018 season kick off. The results were as delicious and hilarious as any pineapple under the sea. Enjoy these performances by Kelvin Moon Loh, Gaelen Gilliland, Abby C. Smith, Vasthy Mompoint, Curtis Holbrook, Alex Gibson, Jesse JP Johnson, Brian Ray Norris, Matt Wood, Kyle Matthew Hamilton as well as Spongebob wardrobe team members Patti Luther, Michelle Sesco, Jessi Selig and more.
BWW TV Exclusive: THE BAND'S VISIT Pays a Visit to Broadway Sessions! PhotoBWW TV Exclusive: THE BAND'S VISIT Pays a Visit to Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - February 5, 2018

Few new musicals have been quite so critically well received as The Band's Visit. It was with the same enthusiasm and love that we recently welcomed the cast of The Band's Visit to Broadway Sessions. Enjoy these intimate performances from Sharone Sayegh, Madison Micucci, Pomme Koch, Kristen SIeh, Ahmad Maksoud, Jonathan Raviv, Rachel Prather, Kirsten SIeh and more. Also enjoy performances by our "Rising Stars" Kyle Branzel and Melanie Sierra. 
BWW TV Exclusive: A Very, Merry, All-Star Christmas at Broadway Sessions! PhotoBWW TV Exclusive: A Very, Merry, All-Star Christmas at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - December 25, 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from all of us at Broadway Sessions! We recently celebrated the season with our annual All Star Holiday Show. Broadway Sessions guests returned to share their favorite holiday tunes. Enjoy these highlights from The Book of Mormon's Bud Weber, Kinky Boots' Delaney Westfall, Hamilton's Erin Clemons, Spongebob's Jai'len Josey, Aladdin's Juwan Crawley and Deonte L. Warren, Bandstand's Mary Callanan, Wicked's Emma Hunton, Hairspray's Michelle Dowdy and Sessions team members Michael Kirk Lane and Joseph Barry Strickland and our amazingly talented Rising Star Jordan Grizzard. And of course our signature 12 Days of Christmas, albeit a particularly dirty rendition this year. We wish the very best of the holidays and a very happy New Year!
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Kids Step Up to the Mic at Broadway Sessions! PhotoBWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Kids Step Up to the Mic at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - December 18, 2017

Hi friends! This week we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. A time for giving, caring and gathering with family and friends. And there's nothing quite as magical as the wonder and awe of kids during this festive time. We recent;y gathered some insanely talented Broadway youngsters to belt it out for us at Sessions. We wrangled up Matilda's Talia Ryder, South Pacific vet Lala as well as 3 talented gents who currently star in the great big show at the great big hall over on 6th avenue- Robert Montano, Hunter Kovacs and Will Ehren. Ok ok, we also let some fabulous adults take the mic including Side Show's Josh Walker, Anthony Fett, Colleen Harris, Kate Corsaro and more open mic dazzlers. Enjoy highlights here!
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Dreams Big at Broadway Sessions! PhotoBWW 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!
BWW TV Exclusive: Future Stars Step Up to the Open Mic at Broadway Sessions! PhotoBWW 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!'
BWW TV Exclusive: ANASTASIA Cast Takes a Journey to Broadway Sessions! PhotoBWW 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!
BWW TV Exclusive: WISCO QUEENS Takes Over at Broadway Sessions! PhotoBWW 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!
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Defies Gravity with Annual Elpha-Ball! PhotoBWW 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.
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Hosts a New Works Palooza! PhotoBWW 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!
BROADWAY SESSIONS Offers up New Music Tonight! PhotoBROADWAY 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!
BWW TV Exclusive: Fans Belt It Out at Broadway Sessions Open Mic Party! PhotoBWW 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!
BWW TV Exclusive: Swing Nation Steps Up to the Mic at Broadway Sessions! PhotoBWW 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!
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!
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.
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! 
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!
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 ;)

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