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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Love Letter to New York: Kristin Chenoweth by Amy Sapp

What do you love about New York? In New York, I can walk down the street feeling sad or lonely. And I love that I can be inspired or my spirits can be uplifted by a piece of art. Or I will w…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 12:49PM

Broadway and Off-Broadway to Dim Lights for Playwright Edward Albee by Amy Sapp

Broadway will dim its lights for iconic playwright Edward Albee on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:45pm for one minute. In a show of solidarity, Off-Broadway theaters will also be lowering the…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 11:47AM
Monday, September 19, 2016

New York State of Mind: Actress Leslie Uggams by Amy Sapp

When it comes to New York City legends, it doesn’t get better than Leslie Uggams. The Emmy and Tony Award-winning singer and actress launched her career at the world-famous Apollo Theater …

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 04:11PM

NewYork.com Talent Takeover: Matthew Scott and Cory Lingner of ‘An American in Paris’ by Amy Sapp

On Friday, September 16, Matthew Scott and Cory Lingner of An American in Paris joined NewYork.com at the Palace Theatre to host the latest installment of Talent Takeover. The hour-long eve…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 02:56PM
Friday, September 16, 2016

10 Leading Men of Broadway: Fall 2016 by Amy Sapp

For many actors, landing a Broadway show is the end game. And then taking center stage as a leading man or woman? Icing on the theatrical cake. The following 10 men perform starring roles th…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 02:39PM

‘Hello, Dolly!’ Revival Starring Bette Midler Announces Full Casting by Amy Sapp

You’re lookin’ swell, Dolly! Especially with a brand new casting announcement for the much-anticipated 2017 revival, starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce.   Announced…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 01:07PM

‘The Humans’ and ‘Something Rotten!’ Announce Closing Dates by Amy Sapp

After two equally impressive runs on Broadway, Something Rotten! and The Humans will bid Broadway adieu on January 1, 2017 and January 15, 2017, respectively.   In a statement, Rott…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 12:14PM
Thursday, September 15, 2016

9/11 Musical ‘Come From Away’ to Open for Previews at Schoenfeld Theatre in February 2017 by Amy Sapp

The powerful musical Come From Away has found a Broadway home — the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, the former Broadway house for the late musical, American Psycho. This new show begins pr…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 11:59AM
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Leona Lewis to Exit ‘Cats’ Revival on Broadway by Amy Sapp

Soon, her Broadway debut will be nothing but a memory — all alone in the moonlight. (We couldn’t resist.) Leona Lewis announced via Twitter on September 13 that she will soon de…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 01:11PM

Chita Rivera, Darren Criss and More Perform in Broadway Benefit Concert for Foster Kids by Amy Sapp

Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Darren Criss (Glee), Megan Hilty (Smash), Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Tony Yazbeck (On the Town), Stephanie Mills (The Wiz), NFL wide receiver Dale Moss and recordi…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 01:05PM

‘Groundhog Day’ Sets 2017 Broadway Opening at August Wilson Theatre by Amy Sapp

Groundhog Day will see its own shadow on Broadway. The musical based on the hit 1993 film comedy, which recently opened to rave reviews on London’s West End, will open at the August Wilson…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 12:28PM
Friday, September 9, 2016

WATCH: Corey Cott, Cynthia Erivo and More Belt Out at Elsie Fest by Amy Sapp

Tony Award winners. Emmy Award nominees. Drama Desk winners. Oh, and a former Glee heartthrob. Mix in a few hundred Broadway fans, and you have Elsie Fest. Named for a line in the song “C…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 05:10PM
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Secrets of Nederlander Theatre by Amy Sapp

When James M. Nederlander passed away in July 2016 at age 94, we lost one of the titans who created Broadway as we know it today. In the 1960s, the Shuberts were the only major owners of mul…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 02:47PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Broadway’s ‘The Ensemblist’ Podcast Returns for Season Two by Amy Sapp

Broadway podcasters, rejoice! The Ensemblist, known for its in-depth look at Broadway “from the inside out,” has announced the release of its second complete season — ̶…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 04:16PM

Kristin Chenoweth Returns to Broadway in Limited-Running Concert by Amy Sapp

In the words of Kristin Chenoweth‘s famed role of Glinda in Broadway’s Wicked, “It’s good to see me, isn’t it?”   After a short period away from the …

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 12:34PM

‘Jersey Boys’ to Close on Broadway on January 15, 2017 by Amy Sapp

Jersey Boys, the long-running hit jukebox musical employing the songbook of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, will walk like a man for the last time on January 15, 2017, when it plays its …

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 10:05AM
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

NewYork.com Talent Takeover: Michael Campayno of ‘Wicked’ by Amy Sapp

On Friday, September 2, Wicked‘s newest Fiyero — Michael Campayno — “danced through life” to NewYork.com HQ in order to host the latest installment of Talent Ta…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 04:47PM

11 Elsie Fest Moments That Fulfilled Our #BroadwayGoals by Amy Sapp

Last summer, Broadway alumnus and Glee heartthrob, Darren Criss, created a concert festival geared towards lovers of Broadway and the theater — he called it Elsie Fest. Fans flocked…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 03:34PM

Tituss Burgess Secures Rights for Musical Adaptation of ‘The Preacher’s Wife’ by Amy Sapp

Someone hand this man a glass of pinot noir! Tituss Burgess not only has secured the film rights to produce a musical adaptation of the 1996 filmThe Preacher’s Wife but also has writte…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 01:12PM

‘Marvin’s Room’ Finds 2017 Broadway Opening with Roundabout Theatre Company by Amy Sapp

On September 6, the Roundabout Theatre Company announced the Broadway premiere of Scott McPherson’s dark comedy, Marvin’s Room, for June 8, 2017. The show opens that day for pre…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 12:37PM

Stars and the City: Judy Greer’s New York by Amy Sapp

I didn’t really have that “a-ha” acting moment. It just kind of happened to me. I graduated from acting school, fully intending to get a Masters degree in something useful, but thought…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 09:52AM
Thursday, September 1, 2016

8 Memorable Broadway Shows by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber by Amy Sapp

For many composers, penning one hit musical is enough to satisfy the career aspirations of a lifetime. For some, like Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights) and Robert Lopez (The Book…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 01:34PM

‘Raisin’ Musical to Receive Rare NYC Revival by Amy Sapp

Raisin, the Tony-winning 1973 musical version of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play, A Raisin in the Sun, will receive a rare NYC revival as part of the Astoria Performing Arts Center’s …

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 11:47AM

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ to Be Adapted as a Broadway Musical by Amy Sapp

Moulin Rouge! fans, rejoice! As reported by the Broadway Briefing, CEO of Global Creatures Carmen Pavlovic has confirmed that Golden Globe-winning director Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody And…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 10:04AM
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Instant New York: 15 Ferocious Feline Fan Photos from ‘Cats’ by Amy Sapp

Are you blind when you’re born? Can you see in the dark? If you answered yes to any of the preceding questions, you may be a Jellicle cat. If not, have no fear. You may still see the n…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 04:54PM

Stars and the City: Roz Ryan’s New York by Amy Sapp

I was born and raised in Detroit and was a night club singer. I came to New York with the show Ain’t Misbehavin’. When I got here, I was taken aback. New York was a bit much for me. I di…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 02:05PM
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Stars and the City: Tyler Hanes’ New York by Amy Sapp

It is so much fun to be in Cats and play this character. The Rum Tum Tugger is out of this world. He’s a blast to play. I have a lot of freedom to be in the moment and go with it. The cost…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 02:58PM

Justin Guarini, Telly Leung, James Snyder, More Join Broadway Cast of ‘In Transit’ by Amy Sapp

From Pitch Perfect to the Great White Way, a cappella has finally made its way into popular culture. And now, the latter has found the voices which will bring it to life onstage in Broadway…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 01:00PM
Monday, August 29, 2016

My Favorite Song: Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler by Amy Sapp

I was working on two other projects with Andrew [Lloyd Webber]. Early-stage projects. We sat down for dinner, and he mentioned Cats to me. I was so filled with fear. At the same same time th…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 05:02PM

NewYork.com Talent Takeover: Ali Ewoldt of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ by Amy Sapp

On Friday, August 26, The Phantom of the Opera‘s newest Christine Daaé, Ali Ewoldt, sat down in the NewYork.com studios to host a special edition of Talent Takeover — a thirty m…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 02:42PM
Friday, August 26, 2016

Broadway Illustrator Justin “Squigs” Robertson Takes Us Behind the Sketches of His Fascinating Art by Amy Sapp

When Justin Robertson moseyed into a darkened pub in the Theater District with a glowing smile, I knew I was in for a treat. Robertson — nicknamed “Squigs” — had re…

SOURCE: NewYork.com at 05:29PM

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