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York Theatre Company To Honor Harvey Schmidt And Tom Jones At 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala (9/7/2017)
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones.
Norm Lewis to Ring in the Holidays at Feinstein's at the Nikko (8/16/2017)
Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis rings in the holiday season at Feinstein's at the Nikko with Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas on Friday, December 8 (8 p.m.), Saturday, December 9 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, December 10 (5 p.m.).
Photo Coverage: MISS SAIGON Sings for Baayork Lee's National Asian Artists Project (8/7/2017)
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 Artists Project). The conceit was the cast sing 'whatever they want' … and it worked. The young, attractive company of the current revival are very talented and events like these are always a reminder of how deeply gifted each individual member of a  company must, in order be to be able to explode with such power together, nightly, on the stage of the Broadway Theatre.
MISS SAIGON Cast and Vets Will Unite to Benefit National Asian Artists Project (7/31/2017)
On August 6 (8PM) the Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue) will welcome the cast of Miss Saigon on Broadway in a special benefit for the National Asian Artists Project.
Carlos Vives Will Be Inducted Into Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (7/5/2017)
The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that international music figure Carlos Vives will be inducted into this year's Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 5th annual LA MUSA AWARDS . In addition LSHOF will honor the singer/songwriter with the organization's Icon Award.
BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Boot Camp Wrap-Up - Volume Three! (6/22/2017)
So, as we say in show business, 'That's a Wrap!' The dizzying creative and emotional 'hangover' of what transpired in Broken Arrow and Tulsa, Oklahoma, last week, is still lingering... whether it's the students or the faculty. We have all been in constant communication, continuing to be in awe of what actually happened to ALL of us, between June 11 to 17. The work week was intense, long, and difficult, but the rewards and what we all got back, did more than make up for it.
BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Photo Scrapbook - Volume Two! (6/21/2017)
As you know, Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp wrapped up its third year on Friday night, with a live show at The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, in her home state of Oklahoma. The show also gave birth to the first-ever KRISTI Awards (named for Kristi Dawn Chenoweth) … the star's name commonly used, while growing up.
BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Wraps Up It's Third Year- Volume One! (6/20/2017)
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 LETTER TO BROADWAY. Her 'bootcamp' for young, aspiring performers had already had two seasons and she was looking to really 'change it up.' The rest is history, as they say, and 'I' can say, in all honesty, that it was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had and those 43 kids and a handful of young interns, are in our hearts... forever.
BWW TV Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Starts with a Viewing Party and Gets Love from Broadway (6/12/2017)
Last night all eyes were on New York City and the 71st TONY Awards, but in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma at the Kristin Chenoweth Theater at Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center the hometown girl hosted a TONY viewing party to launch her Broadway Bootcamp this week. In attendance were 45 students who will participate in a series of classes and performance led by industry professionals who flew in and are arriving for the week's activities. They include, fresh from her Isabelle Stevenson Award win, Broadway's Baayork Lee, Tony winner, Faith Prince, Tony nominees, John Tartaglia and Lara Teeter, director, Richard Jay-Alexander, music directors, Michael Orland and Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Broadway photographer, Bruce Glikas, and even Craig Burns from Telsey Casting who will be participating via satellite. 
BWW Interview: DEBBIE GIBSON: An Electric Youth to a Nuclear Woman (6/7/2017)
Debbie Gibson's career is one of consistent determination in the studio and on the stage.
BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp will Welcome Kathy Najimy, Faith Prince, Baayork Lee & More This Summer! (6/1/2017)
In its third year, Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp is bringing energetic and exciting changes, starting with the namesake Emmy and Tony winner bringing a lot of her friends from across the country to help mold 45 young Broadway hopefuls during her camp June 12-16.
Donna McKechnie Brings Cabaret Show to Martinis Above Fourth (5/19/2017)
Tony Award winner, Donna McKechnie's new show, Same Place: Another Time, is a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70's in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. The journey she takes puts a personal spin on the "ingenue" coming to New York, finding love and success, losing her innocence along the way, perhaps, but never her spirit. It is beautifully illuminated by the music of Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Allen, Jim Croce and Leroy Anderson.
Photo Flash: Richard Jay-Alexander Visits THE VIEW UPSTAIRS (5/3/2017)
Richard Jay-Alexander recently stopped by THE VIEW UPSTAIRS and visited the cast after the show. Check out the photo below!
MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album is Out Now! (4/28/2017)
The cast album for Chip Deffaa's hit gay musical, 'Mad About the Boy,' which broke box-office records at New York's historic 13th Street Repertory Theater, is out now. 
MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album Announces April 28th Release (4/15/2017)
The original cast album for Chip Deffaa's trailblazing gay musical, 'Mad About the Boy,' which broke box-office records at New York's venerable 13th Street Theater, will be released April 28th.  The CD can be pre-ordered now from such sites as and; digital downloads are available from iTunes, starting today. 
Photo Coverage: Jennifer Diamond at Joe's Pub with Samantha Massell, Christopher Sieber & Tori Murray (3/28/2017)
Jennifer Diamond made her Joe's Pub solo debut on March 27th to a packed house. After selling out at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, with her debut act, IT MY FIRST TIME: PLEASE BE GENTLE, she's brought it to the LES's music hot-spot with IT'S MY FIRST TIME: DOWNTOWN EDITION. Both were directed by longtime pal Richard Jay-Alexander.
THE OUTER SPACE, The Skivvies, Mike Daisey and More Coming Up This Spring at Joe's Pub (3/20/2017)
Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running March 22 - April 2, 2017. Scroll down for details!
Jennifer Diamond Reunites with Richard Jay-Alexander at Joe's Pub 3/27 (3/20/2017)
Jennifer Diamond is set to make her Joe's Pub solo debut on March 27th, at 9:30 P.M. After selling out at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, with her debut act, IT MY FIRST TIME: PLEASE BE GENTLE, she's bringing it to the LES's music hot-spot with IT'S MY FIRST TIME: DOWNTOWN EDITION. Both were directed by longtime pal Richard Jay-Alexander. They first worked together on LES MISERABLES and a number of benefits, and Jay-Alexander found her uniquely talented and versatile enough to put a special spin on a debut act for her, visiting her arrival into the business, her story as an up-and-coming actress and all the good and bad (and bad) that goes with it. New material has been added and, of course, new stories continue in the saga of "Girl comes to New York to Take Broadway By Storm."
VIDEO: BWW Exclusive - Roslyn Kind Celebrates Valentine's Day with New Single & Video 'Beautiful Day' (2/14/2017)
Singer-Songwriter Roslyn Kind has a love song for you! Currently touring the country in her new concert showcase, 'Beautiful Day,' Kind wants to add a touch of blissful 'Sunshine Pop' music to your Valentine's Day with her inspired new single and music video 'It's A Beautiful Day.'
Photo Flash: Remembering Mary Tyler Moore (1/31/2017)
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last week, Tony Award winner Mary Tyler Moore - best known as a television icon for The Mary Tyler Moore Show- passed away at 80 years old. According to her publicist, she was with her husband and friends at the time of her passing.
STAGE TUBE: In the Face of 2016, Kristin Chenoweth Reminds Us All to SMILE (12/31/2016)
What a year. A list of all the bad-crazy things that happened in 2016 would be longer than the Hamilton cancellation line, so we'll skip that and get right to the dulcet tones of the luminous Kristin Chenoweth, who reminds us all to smile in this video from SiriusXM, no matter what happens in these last hours of 2016, or in 2017.
Photo Coverage: Norm Lewis' Gift to New York City at Feinstein's / 54 Below (12/24/2016)
I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS is what Norm Lewis named his show this year, his 2nd consecutive holiday booking, at Feinstein's / 54 Below.
Photo Coverage: Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrates the Holidays with Michael Feinstein & Norm Lewis (12/21/2016)
Six Grammy Award nominations, Two Emmy Awards, Nominations for Drama Desk, Tony Award, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award.  The recipients were on 54's stage yesterday in two separate shows and if there is another award for great nights at Feinstein's/54 Below it would be given to Michael Feinstein's A Holiday to Remember at 7PM and Norm Lewis's 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' at 9:30. 
Norm Lewis, Michael Feinstein and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below (12/16/2016)
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
Photo Coverage: Norm Lewis Will Be Home for Christmas at Feinstein's/54 Below (12/16/2016)
Norm Lewis begins his 2nd Holiday Residency at Feinstein's/54 Below on December 19th, for SIX performances, through Christmas Eve. This year, he's calling it I'll Be Home For Christmas. Like last year, he will be joined by a special guest each night, and it promises to be the hottest holiday bash in the  heart of Manhattan. Norm will be singing holiday favorites, putting his unique spin on material and doing some career favorites that have come to make him one of the most sought-after leading men on Broadway. Come celebrate with Norm and his talented friends. We've got a swingin' band, led by Joseph Joubert and the party, once again, is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. Just like last year … there will be plenty of surprises!
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