Photo Coverage: MUSICAL MONDAYS with Stephen Schwartzby BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2008
STEVEN SCHWARTZ is, of course, one of the most important composers and lyricists for musical theatre and musical films working today, with an amazing career of stellar achievements. He has been nominated for six Academy Awards and the winner of three. His credits include the animated features Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as well as last year's smash Enchanted and DreamWorks' first animated feature, The Prince of Egypt. Alongside his film work, Schwartz' incredibly successful stage productions include Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show and the worldwide phenomenon Wicked. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Taye Diggs Visits ROCK OF AGESby Peter James Zielinski - Nov 26, 2008
ROCK OF AGES at New World Stages rolled out the rock and roll red carpet when stage and screen star Taye Diggs paid them a visit Monday night, November 23rd. (more...)
Eden Espinosa Makes Solo Debut at Upright Cabaret Starting 12/15by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008
Eden Espinosa, star of Wicked (currently at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles) makes her solo debut directed by Billy Porter at L.A.'s renowned Upright Cabaret at Mark's Restaurant, 861 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. She will perform Monday evenings, Mon, Dec 15, 22, 29, 2008 and Jan 5, 2009 at 9pm (more...)
BWW Special Discount: BACHARACH TO THE FUTURE at New World Stages 12/1by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008
POZ's 'Bacharach to the Future' Fundraiser comes to New World Stages in New York on Monday, December 1, 2008, World AIDS Day. Members of BroadwayWorld can purchase tickets to 'Bacharach to the Future' for $41.50. (more...)
'BROADWAY GOES GREEN' Initiative Launched by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008
In the quest to be more environmentally responsible in the production of entertainment, the Broadway theatre community announced today the launch of BROADWAY GOES GREEN, an industry-wide initiative to reduce Broadway's carbon footprint, adopt environmentally sustainable practices and promote environmental awareness in the creation and
presentation of Broadway shows. (more...)
Celebrity Memorabilia Auction Honors World AIDS Day 12/1by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008
Bidding begins at noon EST on eBay for BID 2 BEAT AIDS, a massive annual auction of rare and autographed items from stars in music, film, Broadway, sports, and television. Broadway fans can bid on tickets to the opening night of Hair and the post-show party, a backstage visit with Hairspray star Harvey Fierstein, signed Playbills, a 'For Rent' sign autographed by the cast of Rent, or even a signed can of hairspray by the cast of Hairspray; concert-goers can snag VIP seats and backstage meet-and-greets with Tony Bennett, Jewel, Bernadette Peters, Aimee Mann, Duncan Sheik, Harry Connick Jr, Estelle, Joan Rivers or Michael Feinstein; sports fans can bid on meet-and-greets with Olympic champion Michael Phelps or skateboarder Tony Hawk. (more...)
'THE AFTER PARTY' With Bean, Asher, and Saloff 11/28by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008
The Laurie Beechman Theatre, located within The West Bank Caf? (407 West 42nd St.), is pleased to continue our Friday night soiree, THE AFTER PARTY. Now going strong in it's third year, THE AFTER PARTY is billed as 'a weekly schmoozefest for the theatrically inclined.' Every Friday from 10:30 pm until the wee hours, pros from Broadway and aspiring stars alike belt it out on the stage of The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Join hosts BRANDON CUTRELL (MAC & Bistro Award winner) and ALYSHA UMPHRESS (XL Star) with RAY FELLMAN (Captain Louie) at the piano for this weekly party in the theatre district. There is no cover charge for this event. Come and sing yourself as the mic is always open, or sit back and enjoy a cocktail with friends. Located just blocks from the Great White Way, you never know who might drop in. (more...)
Broadway in South Africa Launches Online Fundraising Drive; Special Prizes & Moreby BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2008
Help give the gift of art to the children of South Africa today! Broadway in South Africa is a nonprofit organization that brings professional performers to South Africa, teaching arts to children in impoverished areas and giving concerts around the Rainbow Nation to promote awareness and raise funds for our programs.
Premiere And Celebration Of '7th & SCHWARTZ' 12/13-12/14by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2008
On December 13th and 14th a special celebration will be taking place to honor beloved musical theater composer Stephen Schwartz, whose current musical Wicked is the most successful of all time. The Festival of New American Musicals with co-directors and producers, Debi and Asher Lewis, will premiere a new and original musical revue, 7TH & SCHWARTZ, highlighting songs from many Stephen Schwartz shows including Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Children of Eden and more. The show's cast is comprised of professional adult actors and local performing arts students from our neighborhood schools, and will take place at the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center. (more...)
Be.the.Change (Uganda) Presents YULEGANDA BALL 12/1by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2008
On Monday, December 1, 2008, Be.the.Change (Uganda) presents The 3rd Annual YULEGANDA BALL at Revel at 8:00 PM.
The special evening includes a raffle, drink specials, presentations on Be.the.Change, and exclusive performances by Patina Renea Miller (Hair), Nick Adams (A Chorus Line), Matt Gould (composer of Twilight in Mangchego), among others. (more...)
NY Workshop Of 'SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON' 11/21by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2008
New Yorkers will get an early listen of the first opera by Stephen Schwartz, Seance on a Wet Afternoon when American Opera Projects hosts a New York workshop on November 21 & 22. Opera Santa Barbara will present the world premiere in 2009.
The MET Opera Releases A DVD Of 'THE MAGIC FLUTE' 12/18by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2008
The Metropolitan Opera will release the DVD of its abridged, English-language production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, the inaugural transmission of the company's Emmy award-winning Live in HD series from December 2006. The first self-produced DVD by the Met, The Magic Flute DVD will retail for $25.00. It will be available exclusively at the Met Opera Shop beginning December 18, timed to performances of The Magic Flute on the Met stage beginning December 22. (more...)
EBay And Broadway Cares Offer A 'WICKED' Walk-On Experienceby BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2008
One lucky Wicked fan will get to experience an extraordinary night on Broadway, supporting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and scoring a Wicked Walk-On Appearance!
This amazing package is available through Ebay.com.
Downstage Revives Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries 12/17-1/4by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2008
Downstage @ New Rep is reviving its holiday celebration of anti-cheer with David Sedaris' hilarious autobiographical solo show, The Santaland Diaries. The one-man comedy that satirizes everything we love to hate about the holidays opens for the press on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. and plays through January 4, 2009 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts.
BACHARACH TO THE FUTURE Fundraiser Plays at New World Stages 12/1by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2008
POZ's 'Bacharch to the Future' Fundraiser comes to New World Stages in New York on Monday, December 1, 2008, World AIDS Day. Christopher Jackson ('In the Heghts') and Kerry Butler ('Xanadu' and 'Hairspray') will join this landmark New York City Event. (more...)
New Musical 'Imagine This' to Premiere at New London Theatreby BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2008
Peter Polycarpou will play 'Daniel Warshowsky', the head of a family of actors, in the new musical 'IMAGINE THIS', which will have its premiere at the New London Theatre in the West End on Wednesday 19 November, following previews from 4 November (more...)
Photo Coverage: Kevin Cronin Visits ROCK OF AGESby Peter James Zielinski - Nov 19, 2008
ROCK OF AGES 'Can't Fight This Feeling' at New World Stages when they are visited by Rock Royalty like Kevin Cronin. The REO Speedwagon leader swung by ROCK OF AGES to catch up with the wild child cast! (more...)
Photo Coverage: ROAD SHOW Curtain Callby Walter McBride - Nov 19, 2008
ROAD SHOW is a new musical featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, and direction and scenic design by John Doyle. The cast of 17 features Michael Cerveris and Alexander Gemignani as the two Mizner brothers. ROAD SHOW will run through Sunday, December 28th. ROAD SHOW had an official press opening on Tuesday, November 18th. BroadwayWorld's camera caught every moment of the opening night celebration, starting with the cast taking much deserved bows at the curtain call. (more...)
Photo Coverage: ROAD SHOW After Partyby Walter McBride - Nov 19, 2008
ROAD SHOW is a new musical featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, and direction and scenic design by John Doyle. The cast of 17 features Michael Cerveris and Alexander Gemignani as the two Mizner brothers. ROAD SHOW will run through Sunday, December 28th. ROAD SHOW had an official press opening on Tuesday, November 18. BroadwayWorld's cameras followed the cast as they arrived for the opening night party. (more...)
The Conservatory at CAP21 Announces 2-Year Professional Training Programby BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2008
The Conservatory at Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21) proudly announces their 2-year Professional Musical Theatre Training Program beginning in New York City Fall 2009. This exciting certificate program will offer comprehensive musical theatre training in lieu of a university-based education or more extensive training beyond a bachelor degree. CAP21 offers collaboration and exchange between emerging and accomplished artists, a nurturing support system, and a unique infusion of the traditional with the innovative. Applications are currently being accepted. (more...)
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