BroadwayWorld Interviews Kerry Ellis

Kerry Ellis

Kerry Ellis

Check out BroadwayWorld’s interview with Kerry Ellis (Elphaba – West End, Broadway; original s/b Elphaba – West End) where she discusses her return to the West End stage in SWEET CHARITY, what she loves about the industry, and much more.

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Nessa’s Niblets: July 27, 2015

Natalie Weiss

Natalie Weiss

Natalie Weiss (former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – 2nd Natl. Tour) was a semi-finalist on Season 4 of “American Idol”.

Richard H. Blake (former Fiyero – Asian Tour, Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour), Krisoffer Cusick (former Fiyero – Chicago, Los Angeles; former t/r Fiyero – Broadway; former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – Broadway, Pre-Broadway) and Andy Karl (former Fiyero – Broadway) were all in the musical adaptation of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.

Stephanie J. Block (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Pre-Broadway), Nick Adams (former Fiyero – 1st Natl. Tour), William Youmans (former Dr. Dillamond – Original Broadway Cast, Chicago), Jerad Bortz (ensemble, u/s Fiyero – Broadway), and Daniel Torres (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – 2nd Natl. Tour) were all in THE PIRATE QUEEN on Broadway. 

 

 

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Hilty Cast in Revival of NOISES OFF

MeganHiltyComplete casting has been announced for Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway revival of NOISES OFF. The award winning Michael Frayn comedy will begin previews on December 17 prior to an official opening on January 14, 2016. This limited engagement will be directed by Jeremy Herrin, with sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Michael Krass, lighting by Jane Cox and sound by Christopher CroninMegan Hilty (former Glinda – Los Angeles, 1st Natl. Tour, Broadway; former s/b Glinda – Broadway) has been cast Brooke Ashton.

According to the Roundabout, NOISES OFF is the “classic show-within-a-show. The opening night performance of the farce Nothing On is just hours away, and as the cast stumbles through their final dress rehearsal, things couldn’t be going any worse. With lines being forgotten, love triangles unraveling and sardines flying everywhere, it’s complete pandemonium…and we haven’t even reached intermission! Can the cast pull their act together on the stage even if they can’t behind the scenes?”

For more information or tickets, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call (212)719-1300.

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Hanlon to Direct MOONLIGHT & LOVE SONGS

Colin Hanlon

Colin Hanlon

Colin Hanlon (former Fiyero – 1st Natl. Tour) has been tapped to direct a developmental reading of Scott C. Sickles‘ MOONLIGHT & LOVE SONGS. The cast will include Dee Roscioli (former Elphaba – 1st Natl. Tour, Broadway; former s/b Elphaba – San Francisco, Chicago). 

This reading of MOONLIGHT & LOVE SONGS will be presented on July 26 at 3PM in Midtown Manhattan and is produced as part of the 2015 AGT SUMMER READING SERIES. RSVP by e-mailing SummerReadings@theatrical.ag. Due to limited capacity, there will be no admittance without written confirmation.

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Video: Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth

In honor of the closing of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, here is Kristin Chenoweth (original Glinda – Broadway, Pre-Broadway) performing ‘Veronique’ as Lily Garland along with the amazing cast. Credit for the video goes to YouTube user Victor Legra.

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WICKED Alums Set for THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at 54 Below

Caissie Levy

Caissie Levy

THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY will bring a little magic to 54 Below on August 16. Billed as “a Broadway Princess Party you will never forget!”, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY will be hosted by Laura Osnes with musical direction by Benjamin Rauhala. The evening will feature Caissie Levy (former Elphaba, former s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway), Kara Lindsay (Glinda – Broadway; former Glinda – 2nd Natl. Tour), Teal Wicks (former Elphaba – Broadway, San Francisco, Los Angeles; former s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles), Desi Oakley (ensemble, Elphaba u/s, Nessarose u/s – Broadway; former Universal Swing), Arielle Jacobs (Nessarose – Broadway), and Alison Luff (former Elphaba – 1st Natl. Tour).

Cover charge ranges from $25 to $75 with an additional $5 at the door and a $25 food/beverage minimum. For more information, click here.

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VIDEO: Gonzalez performs ‘For Good’

Mandy Gonzalez

Mandy Gonzalez

Mandy Gonzalez (former Elphaba – Broadway) performs ‘For Good’ at French Woods Festival For the Performing Arts summer camp with camper Olivia Dei Ccichi Smith. Check out the video below. Credit for the video goes to youtube user SethTV.

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Nessa’s Niblets: July 13, 2015

Teal Wicks

Teal Wicks

Teal Wicks (former Elphaba – Broadway, San Francisco, Los Angeles; former s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles), Josh Lamon (former Boq – 1st Natl. Tour), Paul Slade Smith (former Dr. Dillamond – 1st Natl. Tour, San Francisco; former Witch’s Father, u/s Dr. Dillamond, Wizard – 1st Natl. Tour), Ron Todorowski (former ensemble – Broadway), and Jonathan Ritter (former ensemble – Broadway; former swing – San Francisco) are all currently performing in the Broadway hit FINDING NEVERLAND.

Andy Karl (former Fiyero – Broadway) played the role of Ted in the movie “And So it Goes”.

Julia Murney (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour) and Mandy Gonzalez (former Elphaba – Broadway) were both in the short-lived Broadway production of LENNON.

 

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Dwyer to Perform at #SOBLESSED Live

Christine Dwyer

Christine Dwyer

On July 27th, Christine Dwyer ( former Elphaba – Broadway; former s/b Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba, s/b Elphaba, ensemble, u/s Elphaba – 2nd Ntl. Tour) will join Kate Shindle, Chris McCarrell, Nikka Graffe Lanzarone, and many more at 54 Below in #SOBLESSED Live. This performance will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

After its sold out performances last year, #SOBLESSED Live will feature performances and stories associated with actors’ experiences in college, pounding the pavement, on tour, Broadway and even while on unemployment. This event will feature interactive drinking games, profanity, hashtags, prizes and plenty more fun!

54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a $25-$55 cover charge plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or click here

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Lindsay and Levy Weigh in on Theater Etiquette

Kara Lindsay

Kara Lindsay

Kara Lindsay (Glinda – Broadway; former Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour), Caissie Levy (former Elphaba, former s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway)  and many other broadway actors weigh in on Patti Lupone’s infamous cell phone stealing event, the HAND TO GOD cellphone disaster and other theater etiquette faux pas. Where do you weigh in on this topic? Do you agree or disagree with these performers statements?

 

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