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Twitter Watch: Welcome to Twitter Jeff Calhoun!
by BWW - June 21, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Jeff Calhoun wrote 'Thank you @michaelarden and @andymientus for connecting me to the world of twitter! Can't wait to hear tweets from around the world!!!!
On my way to first vocal session with Constantine for Jekyll and Hyde. Phyced!' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Jerry Mitchell- BROADWAY BARES XXII Raised 1,254,000
by BWW - June 18, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Jerry Mitchell wrote 'BROADWAY BARES XXII raised 1,254,000.00 dollars$$$ As Mazeppa would say; 'Somethin' wrong with stripping?' : ))))!!!' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Neil Patrick Harris Answers Tony Questions!
by BWW - June 12, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Neil Patrick Harris wrote ' Finally got some rest. The Tonys are over! Had a blast. Thanks so much for watching! Happy to answer any questions...
"@CinWicked: How uncomfortable was the Spiderman rig?" Not so bad when upside down. Upright? Hulk Smash!
"@Chris_M_Stern: what's next for you?? Any features?" Yup. I'm back in Montreal, still filming the Smurf sequel.
"@caseyimperial: What does Steve Kazee smell like?" Heaven.
"@CulbeK: did you write the songs?" No, David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger: opening and closing. Michael John Lachiusa: mid show mashup.' (more...)
Twitter Watch: FELA! Coming Back to Broadway?
by BWW - June 11, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson wrote 'BREAKING NEWS! (best ever!) come july NYC you get ONE MORE CHANCE to see the return of @felamusical!!!!!! #itsback on #broadway #dontsleep
FELA! will play the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.) through April 15, 2012. It is directed by Bill T. Jones, is a provocative hybrid of dance, theatre and music exploring the extravagant world of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. The show has become an international sensation having been performed in three continents.
Olivier and Tony Award-nominated actor Sahr Ngaujah will lead the cast of FELA! He is joined by Melanie Marshall and Paulette Ivory, who co-starred with Ngaujah in the Olivier-nominated Royal National Theatre production. This touring production is a once in a lifetime experience, a glorious amalgam of the original casts of both Broadway and London's Royal National Theatre.
A triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, FELA! is the true story of Kuti, who created a type of music, Afrobeat, and mixed these pounding eclectic rhythms (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies) with incendiary lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that rule Nigeria and much of Africa. Featuring many of Fela Kuti's most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones's visionary staging, FELA! reveals Kuti's controversial life as an artist and political activist and celebrates his pioneering music.
The production received its world premiere Off-Broadway in September 2008, and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, before transferring to Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre in November 2009 where its accolades included three 2010 Tony Awards, for Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Design, and an Astaire Award for Bill T. Jones' choreography.
FELA! is directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones, with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones, and music and lyrics by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis and Stephen Hendel, the design and Tony Award winning costumes are by Marina Draghici, lighting design by Robert Wierzel and the Tony Award winning sound design by Robert Kaplowitz.
FELA! is produced in association with Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, Ruth & Stephen Hendel, Roy Gabay, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Edward Tyler Nahem, SlavaSmolokowski, Chip Meyrelles/Ken Greiner, Douglas G. Smith, Steve Semlitz/Cathy Glazer, Daryl Roth/True Love Productions, Susan Dietz/Mort Swinsky, Knitting Factory Entertainment and with Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson.' (more...)
TwitPic: Jordan Roth - "Standing Ovation for Azenberg!"
by BWW - June 10, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Jordan Roth wrote ' Standing ovation for Manny Azenberg accepting the Lifetime Achievement Awards!' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Caissie Levy at Rehearsal for Tonys!
by BWW - June 7, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Caissie Levy wrote 'Up at an ungodly hour for @GhostBroadway's Tony Awards performance camera rehearsal. It sure is pretty out today in nyc :)
That's our girl! Go @DaVineJoy!!!!!' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Andrew Rannells & Josh Gad Say Goodbye!
by BWW - June 6, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Andrew Rannells & Josh Gad wrote 'It's #BOMFanDay and @joshgad 's last show. I love you, Josh. I am so proud and grateful to be your missionary companion.
@AndrewRannells it has truly been an honor to have you as my partner in crime Andrew. You are an inspiration and the best costar ever. Luv u (more...)
Twitter Watch: Darren Criss to 'Sing for the US President Wed Night'
by BWW - June 5, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Darren Criss wrote ':) So bummed I'll have to miss my dental appointment to sing for The US President Wed night. thanx @Pink for messin that up!! #greattiming' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Elaine Paige-'Congratulations Your Majesty'
by BWW - June 3, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Elaine Paige wrote 'Congratulations Your Majesty from The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/njcJ7BGe' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Visits ONCE!
by BWW - May 30, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson wrote 'Here's me looking like a mop of tears with @SteveKazee & Cristin Milioti who DEVASTATED me in 'Once'! Loved it!' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Ricky Martin & Lea Michele Reunite at EVITA!
by BWW - May 30, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Ricky Martin wrote 'With my beautiful friend @msleamichele! I'm glad u liked #Evita Now go and enjoy ur vacations! U deserve them baby! :0) (more...)
Twitter Watch: Adam Shankman Wants to Direct Movie Musical of JERSEY BOYS
by BWW - May 29, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Adam Shankman wrote ' '@louieee__ @adamshankman what is your next movie musical that you want to direct?' Jersey boys' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Annette O'Toole-Michael McKean's 'Surgery Went Great'
by BWW - May 27, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Annette O'Toole wrote of Michael McKean 'Surgery went great. He took 4 steps just now. Sitting in chair. Very good attitude. Sends his love.' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Michael McKean-'Overwhelmed by the Sweet Tweets'
by BWW - May 24, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Michael McKean wrote 'Lucky man: best wife, great kids, awesome docs and nurses, priceless friends; a little overwhelmed by the sweet tweets. Love all y'all.' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Pasek and Paul- DOGFIGHT in Rehearsal!
by BWW - May 23, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Pasek and Paul wrote 'Dogfight rehearsal with @lindsaymendez and @pduchan in a deep discussion!" (more...)
Twitter Watch: Adam Shankman- Tom Cruise 'Totally Transformed' in ROCK OF AGES!
by BWW - May 22, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Adam Shankman wrote '@sara_grigsby: @adammshankman how did you pick what new songs to add?' What worked best with story, and was sexy!
'@typicaal: @AdammShankman Were you positively surprised by anybody's performance on set?' @tomcruise!!! Unbelievable! Totally transformed! (more...)
Twitter Watch: Ana Gasteyer in 'the Machiavellian hustle for seats at an elementary school performance...'
by BWW - May 21, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Ana Gasteyer wrote 'Nowhere is the depravity of the human spirit more evident than in the Machiavellian hustle for seats at an elementary school performance..' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Leslie Odom, Jr.- LEAP OF FAITH Cast Album is Going to Happen!
by BWW - May 16, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Leslie Odom, Jr. wrote 'It looks like the cast recording for @LeapofFaithbway is going to happen happen! I'll keep you posted. We're so close... (more...)
Twitter Watch: Alan Menken Says LEAP Cast Recording 'On His Agenda'
by BWW - May 8, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Alan Menken wrote 'LEAP will live on, just not on Broadway. And the need for cast recording(s) is still very much on my agenda. (more...)
Twitter Watch: Jordan Roth Launches CLYBOURNE PARK Contest
by BWW - April 23, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Jordan Roth wrote 'Want to see Clybourne & come with me backstage? Enter by 4/27 to win! Tweet: #IWantToGoBackstage @ClybournePark with @Jordan_Roth because...' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Jeremy Jordan & Paul Nolan to Sing at Yankees Home Opener!
by BWW - April 11, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Jeremy Jordan & Paul Nolan wrote 'For those interested, Im singing the national anthem on Friday at 1pm Est for opening day at Yankee Stadium. Um... AHHHH!!!
One week from the Yankees home opener on April 13th. Tune into it, because I will be singing God Bless America!' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda Records MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Album with Stephen Sondheim!
by BWW - April 10, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote 'Maestro.' (more...)
Twitter Watch: Frances Ruffelle-'Les Mis Movie! Blink and you'll miss me!'
by BWW - April 2, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Frances Ruffelle wrote 'Les Mis Movie! Blink and you'll miss me! It's amazing how much publicity I seem to get for a one line performance! What fun! And no teeth!
All stars will reportedly sing live on film; Tom Hooper is at the helm and the movie also features Hugh Jackman as Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Samantha Barks as Eponine Amanda Seyfried as Cosette and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier.
Twitter Watch: Hugh Jackman- 'Check out my convict look'
by BWW - March 26, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Hugh Jackman wrote 'Very excited about how the first days of filming are going!! Check out my convict look...but its changing soon. (more...)
Twitter Watch: Russell Crowe - First Look at Javert in LES MIS Film!
by BWW - March 25, 2012
On Twitter Watch, Russell Crowe wrote ' '@russellcrowe At last--a good picture of you as Javert and a close-up look at Gymont. 'Leaves of Russell Crowe' http://bit.ly/yp9lAl (more...)