Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Love Wins! Highlights from ROCKY on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tonight, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. ROCKY features an original s…

SOURCE: YouTube at 06:12PM

Tony Winner Alex Newell to Perform Alex Newell and the Gospel of a Diva at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre by Hayley Levitt

Alex Newell and the Gospel of a Diva, a solo show written and performed by its title Tony Award-winning star, will have three performances at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre from June 27 thr…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, May 16-22, 2024 by Kyle V. Hiller

Food for life at the Weitzman, Once on This Island at the Arden, the return of The Elephant in the Room, and a lively performance by Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:33PM

Death Becomes Her, Starring Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard and Christopher Sieber, Is Coming to Broadway by Darryn King

Death Becomes Her, a new musical starring Tony nominee Megan Hilty (Wicked), Tony nominee Jennifer Simard (Company), two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (Spamalot, Company) and Gram…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Olivia Puckett Sings 'Easy To Be Hard' from Signature Theatre's HAIR by BroadwayWorld

Watch Olivia Puckett sing 'Easy to Be Hard' from Signature Theatre's production of the rock musical HAIR in action in this all-new video. Hair has music by Galt MacDermot and book and lyrics…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:12PM
Friday, April 26, 2024

JOCELYN BIOH Knows How To Keep Busy

After a wildly successful run of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding at Manhattan Theatre Club on Broadway earlier this season, Jocelyn Bioh has been hard at work developing projects for the stag…

SOURCE: Theatrely at 01:45PM
Monday, April 22, 2024

Kecia Lewis, the Backstage ‘Mama’ of Broadway’s Hell’s Kitchen, Has Wisdom to Share by Kathy Henderson

On stage, “chemistry” usually refers to a romantic pairing, but in the case of the new musical Hell’s Kitchen, it’s the perfect description for the teacher-pupil bond between Broadwa…

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Friday, April 19, 2024

Broadway Games: Where Haven't We Seen You Before II by JK

 Broadway Games: Where Haven't We Seen You Before: This week's game asks you to pick the one show each Broadway luminary below didn't work on. 1. Jason Robert Brown A. Broadway: The La…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Isaac Powell, Charlotte MacInnes and Ben Levi Ross Will Lead Gatsby at the A.R.T. by Darryn King

The world-premiere musical Gatsby, the new adaptation of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald with music by Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, has its cast. The show will begin performanc…

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Lincoln Center Theater partners with six New York City high schools to present student version of ‘Once on This Island’ by Michael Abourizk

LCT’s director of education Kati Koerner tells Broadway News about the first-of-its-kind initiative.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:47AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Skivvies and Marty Thomas - Waiting Medley by Lauren Molina

Marty Thomas joins The Skivvies (Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley) to perform a medley all about waiting. Songs include: Waiting For Tonight (Jennifer Lopez), Give Me Just One Night (Una Noch…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:15PM
Monday, March 4, 2024

Christopher Sieber and Michelle Williams Join the Pre-Broadway Cast of Death Becomes Her by Darryn King

Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber and former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams have joined the cast of Death Becomes Her. The musical—adapted from the 1992 horror-comedy fil…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Queen of Versailles, Starring Kristin Chenoweth, Completes Creative Team for Pre-Broadway Premiere by Darryn King

The Queen of Versailles, the new musical reuniting Wicked composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz with Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, has its full creative team. The show will hav…

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Monday, December 4, 2023

University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music to Honor Stephen Flaherty at Carnegie Hall by Molly Higgins

The Tony winning composer, known for Ragtime, Once On This Island, and more, graduated from the Pennsylvania institution.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24AM
Monday, November 13, 2023

LaChanze’s Plans for the Next Generation Are Painted All Over Broadway’s Marquees by Hayley Levitt

A lot of artists, especially the ones working in live theater, made big pandemic career pivots. Only for LaChanze could such a pivot summon two Tony Awards. LaChanze—an award-winning stag…

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Once on This Island illustrates the beauty of storytelling by Jack Helbig

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s 1998 Tony Award-winning score for Ragtime (book by Terrence McNally) has many virtues—strong songs, strong characters, moments of great drama—but for…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: Big Trends: Does Size Matter? by JK

40 Years of Broadway: Big Trends: Does Size Matter? It seems fitting that the two current longest-running shows on Broadway are Chicago and The Lion King, when considering the trends we a…

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Name That Show: 1990s Broadway Songs by JK

Hello, show tune lovers! Today's game is all about songs from Broadway musicals that opened in the 1990s. You've probably at least heard of most of the shows included here, but how familiar …

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Sunday, July 23, 2023

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Wrinkling Time with Kenita Miller

In this video, Jayke is joined by Tony Nominated actress, Kenita Miller, to talk all about her amazing career! We talk about her Tony nominated performance as Lady In Red in For Colored Gir…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:04PM
Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Betty Who, Phillip Boykin to Join Hadestown by Caitlin Hornik

Two new company members will join Hadestown on Broadway in September. Pop music sensation Betty Who will take on the role of Persephone and Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin will play Hades …

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Monday, June 26, 2023

Exclusive: Hear Merle Dandridge Sing in ALICE'S WONDERLAND BAKERY

Merle Dandridge (Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Once on This Island)V voices the Silver Queen – and sings! – in a very special upcoming episode of the hit Disney series “Alice’s Wond…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:06PM
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Wild About You by Sandi Durell

Brian Spector of Keaka Productions and Broadway Records proudly announce the upcoming release of the world premiere recording of WILD ABOUT YOU (formerly WITH(OUT) HER) featuring an all-star…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:49AM
Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Daniel Yearwood to Join Sweeney Todd as Anthony by Caitlin Hornik

Daniel Yearwood will take over the role of Anthony in the Broadway company of Sweeney Todd beginning June 21. Yearwood will replace Jordan Fisher, who will play his final performance on Ju…

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Sunday, May 28, 2023

The week in theatre: The Second Woman; Brokeback Mountain; Once on This Island – review by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic; @sohoplace; Regent’s Park Open Air theatre, LondonRuth Wilson mesmerises in a 24-hour breakup with 100 different actors; tender moments illuminate a faithful yet distanced adapt…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:06AM
Thursday, May 18, 2023

Once on This Island review – stirring Little Mermaid musical in colonial Haiti by David Jays

Regent’s Park Open Air theatre, LondonA young woman offers her life to save an unworthy aristocrat in a passionately sung fable of Caribbean history A tragic tale rollicking with positive …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:54AM

Once On This Island, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – First Look by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Great first look production images from Once On This Island now playing at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre until 10 June 2023. This post Once On This Island, Regent’s Park O…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Get a 1st Look at Regent's Park's Once On This Island, Starring Gabrielle Brooks by Logan Culwell-Block, Leah Putnam

The Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical tells the tale of a Caribbean island country girl named Ti Moune who falls in love with an aristocrat.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM

Opening May 17, Once On This Island at Regent's Park Stars Gabrielle Brooks by Leah Putnam

The Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical tells the tale of a Caribbean island country girl named Ti Moune who falls in love with an aristocrat.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM
Monday, May 15, 2023

Theatre Openings: from w/c May 15 2023 by Mark Shenton

LAST UPDATED: May 16 2023 Upcoming openings in London, the regions, and on Broadway from May 15 2023 onwards THIS WEEK’S OPENINGS LONDON: Once on this Island (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s …

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Gabrielle Brooks Leads Once on This Island at Regent's Park Beginning May 10 by Leah Putnam

Ola Ince directs the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12AM
Thursday, April 6, 2023

Cast Complete for Regent's Park Once on This Island, Starring Gabrielle Brooks by Andrew Gans

The Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical will play the outdoor London venue beginning in May.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards