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Monday, April 8, 2019

ALL EYES ON: Donna McKechnie - Richard Jay-Alexander Talks With The Tony-Winning Star About The REAL Bob Fosse & Gwen Verdon by Richard Jay-Alexander

I recently rang her up to catch up on life and stuff and then thought to ask if we might schedule some time together to talk about Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Donna had first hand experience …

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Monday, October 23, 2017

PHANTOM's Michele McConnell on What Makes a Real Broadway Diva! by Richard Jay-Alexander

If the Bravo 'Housewives' franchise had 'The Real Housewives of Broadway,' Michele McConnell would certainly be a cast member and her opening 'hook' line might be, 'I'm not really a diva, bu…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

ALL EYES ON ROSE MARIE: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Legend About 90 Years in Show Business and Her Upcoming Documentary WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH by Richard Jay-Alexander

The film is called, 'WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH' and is directed by Jason Wise and produced by Christina Wise, Jason Wise, and co-produced by Jackson Myers. To get right to the point, the documenta…

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Photo Coverage: MISS SAIGON Sings for Baayork Lee's National Asian Artists Project by Richard Jay-Alexander

Last night was one of those special kind of evenings in Manhattan. Members of the Broadway Cast of MISS SAIGON gave up their night off, to perform and raise money for NAAP National Asian Art…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Photo Scrapbook - Volume Two! by Richard Jay-Alexander

As you know, Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcampwrapped up its third year on Friday night, with a live show at The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, in …

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Wraps Up It's Third Year- Volume One! by Richard Jay-Alexander

I just returned from Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp, my first. How did this happen Well, it all happened in Kristin's Dressing Room, at the Lunt-Fontanne, when we were doing MY LOVE L…

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Friday, November 6, 2015

All Eyes On: CHITA! CHITA! CHITA! and More CHITA! Don't Miss Tonight on PBS; Richard Jay-Alexander Weighs-In by Richard Jay-Alexander

For those of us who love Theatre and the Performing Arts, PBS has been THE HOLY GRAIL, for as long as I can remember.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

BWW Exclusive - ALL EYES ON: Andy Se?or, Jr. Richard Jay-Alexander Talks Dreaming In Cuban, RENT, ON YOUR FEET and MORE! by Richard Jay-Alexander

Being in 'the business' for 40 years, it's a wonderful feeling when you can step back and take a look at a talented individual, as they approach a major crossroads in their life. That person…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Exclusive Photos: PARLOR NIGHT Debuts in Manhattan with Michael McElroy, The Broadway Inspirational Voices and Plenty of Broadway Royalty! by Richard Jay-Alexander

The Broadway Community worships at the altar of Michael McElroy and, pretty soon, so will the world. The Broadway veteran, with many shows under his belt, founded the Broadway Inspirational …

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Friday, June 12, 2015

BWW Exclusive: All Eyes on Sir Ian McKellen: Richard Jay-Alexander Chats with a Real-Life HERO by Richard Jay-Alexander

On Monday night, June 15, Sir Ian McKellen will receive the Trevor Hero Award at The Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE New York event, presented by Wells Fargo and held at the Marriott Marquis, ri…

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015

BWW Exclusive: Richard Jay-Alexander Remembers Polly Bergen with Memories & Never Before Seen Personal Photos by Richard Jay-Alexander

Today at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre - family, friends, industry professionals and fans will gather to pay tribute and honor the memory of the late, great Polly Bergen.Because I co…

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; CHRISTMAS BONUS - Never Before Seen Natalie Toro as 'Googie Gomez' & He by Richard Jay-Alexander

Well, as promised ... we have a CHRISTMAS DAY night BONUS to our 12 Days of Christmas 'video' features series that ended yesterday. And SPECIAL it is. Once again, we dove into the VAULTS of …

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 12 - Never Before Seen Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker - PROMISES, by Richard Jay-Alexander

We did it Welcome to Day 12 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days Of Christmas 'video' features. It has been really fun being your 'Guest Editor' for these 12 days and today, on this Christmas Eve, we,…

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 11 - Michael Crawford! by Richard Jay-Alexander

While Rob and I were talking, we started chatting about the year in theatre and in life and BroadwayWorld.com's 10th Year in business and how it all began with his Dad taking him to see THE …

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Monday, December 22, 2014

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 10 - The Original Broadway ANNIE with Andrea McArdle by Richard Jay-Alexander

Today we bring you something rare and fun. Via Andrea McArdle and the Original Broadway Cast of ANNIE, is a clip from an Television Special that aired on NBC, in 1977, the year the musical o…

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 9 - Judy! Judy! Judy! by Richard Jay-Alexander

Welcome to Day 9 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days of Christmas 'video' features. Today, we have something really, really special. SO special, that I will NEVER throw away my VHS copy. I watch it e…

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 8 - From 1965's A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS by Richard Jay-Alexander

Today, being Saturday, we chose a cartoon. A REALLY POPULAR cartoon. The song in the video clip is 'Christmas Time Is Here' from A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. The animated television special fi…

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Friday, December 19, 2014

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 7 - Nobody Does It Like Carol Burnett & Alan Alda! by Richard Jay-Alexander

For Day 7 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days of Christmas 'video finds,' we present Carol Burnett and Alan Alda. They both boast Broadway pedigrees.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

BWW TV: VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 6 - Christine Pedi - Never Before Seen 'Roxie Rocks Santa'! by Richard Jay-Alexander

I'm thrilled to hear from so many of you, that you are really 'into' and enjoying BroadwayWorld's 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Feature 'videos.' Today is DAY 6 and I'm REALLY EXCITED to share this o…

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 5 - Harvey, Shoshana, Jackie + HAIRSPRAY + Disney + Dreidel! by Richard Jay-Alexander

So .... this is sort of a 'mash-up' of mediums and a fun 'take' on a traditional Hanukkah song, bolstered by the additional creative forces of Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman. It also boasts th…

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 4 - Idina Menzel by Richard Jay-Alexander

Unless you've been living under a rock this year, you will know that this year has been the YEAR OF IDINA MENZEL. With Elsa from FROZEN and her soaring vocal on Bobby and Kristen Lopez's 'Le…

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Monday, December 15, 2014

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 3 - It's Great to Be Back on Broadway from Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol by Richard Jay-Alexander

If you've been joining us for BWW's 12 Days of Christmas video features, on this 3rd day, the choice was easy and obvious for me. Tonight, for the first time ever on a stage, MR. MAGOO'S CHR…

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 2 - Laila Robins Like You've Never Seen Her Before! by Richard Jay-Alexander

Today is Sunday and Sunday night is HOMELAND on Showtime, now in it's 4th season and as riveting as ever. It also informs my choice for Day 2 of BWW's 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Holiday Video pick…

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 1 - Barbra Streisand Sings 'Silent Night' by Richard Jay-Alexander

BroadwayWorld.com is, once again, celebrating the Holiday Season with a special 'countdown' which will reveal some favorite holiday-themed performances For the 5th Anniversary of this Exclus…

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Monday, October 6, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished Star by Richard Jay-Alexander

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury. I saw her in Mame, my first Broadway show seen ON BROADWAY at The Winter Garden Theatre from the front row of the mezzanine in seats my dad bought from a scalper…

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Liz Callaway Delivers Holiday Joy With Her Voice by Richard Jay-Alexander

Who could ever forget Liz Callaway stopping the show cold with a simple plaintive Maltby and Shire song called The Story Goes On back in 1983 in the Broadway production of BABY Or, of course…

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

LAST CHANCE TO SEE LEE ROY REAMS TONIGHT AT 54 BELOW! by Richard Jay-Alexander

Lee Roy Reams Broadway. It's really that simple. Or as Phil Geoffrey Bond, from 54 Below, likes to call this show BROADWAY 101, and I would Certainly concur. If you have nothing to do tonig…

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANN-MARGRET; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Legend by Richard Jay-Alexander

Saying the name ANN-MARGRET is like an instant Rorschach Test or Word Association game and it's no wonder, as this woman who came to America from another country Sweden has surely achieved …

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANN-MARGRET; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Legend by Richard Jay-Alexander

Saying the name ANN-MARGRET is like an instant Rorschach Test or Word Association game and it's no wonder, as this woman who came to America from another country Sweden has surely achieved …

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