March 29, 2020

Judy McLane, Kevin Massey and More To Star In 29 Hour Reading Of CLICQUOT: A REVOLUTIONARY MUSICAL

Judy McLane, Kevin Massey and More To Star In 29 Hour Reading Of CLICQUOT: A REVOLUTIONARY MUSICAL

Two presentations of the 29 hour reading for a brand new musical will be held at Open Jar Studios at 11am and 3:30pm on March 13, 2020. The reading is directed by Laurie Glodowski with music direction by Kenneth Gartman and produced by 35th Parallel Productions.

Clicquot, A Revolutionary Musical is an exhilarating story that takes place in the wake of the French Revolution when one woman changed the champagne industry forever. Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot led an aristocratic life, but when her beloved Francois died unexpectedly only a few short years after their marriage, she did the unthinkable. Thanks to the bravery, audacity, and talents of Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot, Veuve Clicquot is now celebrated as one of the greatest Champagne houses in the world.

Cast Includes: Judy McLane, Kevin Massey, Victoria Frings, Brian Cali, Daniel J. Edwards, Tim Rogan, Eric Sorrels, Nick Laughlin, Rachael Worthington, Neal Young, Kai An Chee, Kennedy Kanagawa, Richard Lindenfelzer, and Erin McMillen

Come immerse yourself in the life of Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot and her greatest passion, Champagne! To attend, please email your request to clicquotmusical@gmail.com

LISETTE GLODOWSKI (Book, Music, Lyrics) Lisette Glodowski is a New York based composer/lyricist singer, actor, dancer, and choreographer. Lisette received her MFA in Musical Theatre Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts. She works at The Neighborhood Playhouse, is a Co-Founder of Champagne Musical LLC production company, and is an ambassador of the arts withThe Phred Foundation. *BroadwayWorld nominee for Best Choreography for the regional production of ONCE at Theatre Raleigh.

RICHARD C. WALTER (Book, Music, Lyrics) Richard is a composer/lyricist from Stamford, CT. He has studied and worked as a composer and arranger in many genres, including musical theatre, choral, a cappella, pop, jazz, and film scoring. Richard received his B.A. in Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MFA in Musical Theatre Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts.

Mar. 3, 2020  

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March 29, 2020

Broadway March Madness at THE BLACK BOX, March 7

Broadway March Madness Announced at THE BLACK BOXBroadway March Madness is coming to THE BLACK BOX, the region’s premier theater, music, and event venue in downtown Franklin. Stars of Broadway will be in residence at THE BLACK BOX throughout the month of March.

March Madness begins with THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series on March 7 starring Broadway couple Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey. Broadway icon Kara Lindsay‘s credits include Wicked (Glinda), Newsies (Katherine, Original Cast and Fathom Events Film), and Beautiful (Cynthia Weil). Kevin Massey‘s Broadway credits include Disney’s Tarzan, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Memphis, and Deaf West’s Big River. His European credits include Disney’s Tarzan and Grease. The special one-night-only concert is sponsored by the Franklin Cultural District Committee and will be followed by master classes for aspiring performers the next day.

For tickets and more information, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call the box office at 508-528-3370. THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 W. Central St. in downtown Franklin, MA.

Feb. 24, 2020  

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March 29, 2020

Disney’s Festival of the Arts Disney on Broadway 2020

Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey to perform at Disney on Broadway Concert Series at Epcot

Broadway Stars Debut this Weekend in Disney on Broadway Concert Series at Epcot

Jeremy Schoolfieldby , Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Resort Public Relations

Epcot has been bursting with color and excitement ever since the Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicked off last weekend! From now until Feb. 24, 2020, you can experience all the fantastic artwork, stunning performances and art-inspired family fun this celebration has to offer. The Disney on Broadway Concert Series has returned to the festival this year, bringing fan-favorite music to World Showcase as Broadway stars sing renditions of songs from award-winning Disney shows. 

The concert series is already underway, and we are excited to welcome a new set of performers to the America Gardens Theatre stage on Jan. 26. Kara Lindsay, who starred in the original Disney on Broadway production of “Newsies,” and Kevin Massey, best known for his starring role in the original production of Disney on Broadway’s “Tarzan,” will perform eight nights of shows beginning this Sunday. The pair will be joined by another dynamic duo of Broadway stars, Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”), for a special joint performance on Feb. 9.

The Disney Parks Blog had a chance to hear all about Kara and Kevin’s upcoming shows. Check out the video below to learn more!

Here’s the full lineup of show-stopping talent for the Disney on Broadway Concert Series: 

  • Jan. 21 and 24 – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”) 
  • Jan. 22 and 23 – Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)
  • Jan. 25 – Special performance featuring Simmons, White, Blickenstaff and Lee 
  • Jan. 26, 28, 29; Feb. 1, 2, 5 and 6 – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
  • Jan. 27, 30, 31, Feb. 3, 4, 7 and 8 – Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
  • Feb. 9 – Special performance featuring Lindsay, Massey, Hunt and Jacobs
  • Feb. 10, 12, 13, 18, 19, 22 and 23 – Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
  • Feb. 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 – Syndee Winters (“The Lion King”) and Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)
  • Feb. 24 – Special performance featuring Brown, Strickland, Winters and Scott.

All shows are performed at America Gardens Theatre and are included with theme park admission. The best way to experience a performance is by reserving a Disney on Broadway Dining Package, which guarantees seating for one show on the day of the dining experience. Packages at participating Epcot restaurants are now booking; visit ArtfulEpcot.com or call (407) WDW-FEST to make a reservation.

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for videos featuring all of the Broadway stars performing at this year’s Epcot International Festival of the Arts! 

 

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August 26, 2019

SUNSET BOULEVARD

North Shore Music Theatre has announced complete casting for the upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s masterwork, SUNSET BOULEVARD, which will star the previously announced Alice Ripley as the fading Hollywood star, Norma Desmond.

Along with Ripley, the cast of SUNSET BOULEVARD will feature Nicholas Rodriguez (Broadway’s Tarzan, NSMT’s Jesus Christ Superstar ’06 and Cinderella ’05) as Joe Gillis, William Michals (Broadway’s South Pacific and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, NSMT’s Chicago ’02) as Max Von Mayerling, and Lizzie Klemperer(Broadway’s School of Rock, Bright Star, NSMT’s Les Misérables ’14) as Betty Schaefer, along with Kevin Massey (Broadway’s A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder, Memphis, Tarzan, Big River, NSMT’s A Christmas Carol ’07) as Artie Green, and Neal Mayer(Broadway’s Les Misérables, NSMT’s World Premiere of Memphis ’03) as Cecil B. DeMille.

The 26-member cast will also include Brittany Baratz, Kyle Braun, Michael Brennan, Ashley Chasteen, Bobby Conte, Christopher deProphetis, Andrew Giordano, Victoria Huston-Elem, Eleni Kontos, Jesse Michels, Melissa Shevae Mitchell, Alfie Parker, Ellen Peterson, Robert Saoud, Kelsey Schergen, Domenic Servidio, Cecilia Snow, Chris Stevens, Michael Yeshion, and Janelle Yull.

SUNSET BOULEVARD is on stage from Tuesday, September 24 thru Sunday, October 6, 2019.

“Producing Sunset Boulevard combines two things I am very passionate about, musical theatre and classic Hollywood films,” said Bill Hanney, NSMT’s owner/producer who also owns Entertainment Cinemas, a chain of movie complexes throughout New England. “Our team has been challenged to create a show that is so thrilling and opulent that it will take the audience’s breath away and keep them on the edge of their seats the same way the original Billy Wilder film did. From the extraordinarily talented cast being led by Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley, to the exquisite multi-level sets being created for the show, to the glamorous costumes, audiences will need to prepare themselves for an evening of theatre unlike anything they have ever seen.”

Based on the film by Billy Wilder, SUNSET BOULEVARD, features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. The Tony Award-winning masterwork is packed with lush and swelling songs including “With One Look,” “As If We Never Said Goodbye,” “Sunset Boulevard,” and “Perfect Year.”

It has been previously announced that Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley will take on the iconic role of Norma Desmond. Alice Ripley earned critical acclaim and won the Best Actress in a Musical Tony and Helen Hayes Awards for her work as Diana in the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera, Next to Normal. Ripley received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for her work as conjoined twin Violet Hilton in the cult hit, Side Show. She also created the role of Betty Schaefer in the original 1994 Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard. 

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July 21, 2019

BROADWAY DADDIES

August 26, 2019: Join Broadway dads Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park with George, Bonnie and Clyde) and Eric Rosen (I Am My Own Wife) as they host Broadway Daddies: A Celebration of Broadway Dads at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Broadway’s brightest, who also happen in be dads, will share stories and sing songs. So bring a few of your best dad jokes, and head on over for a night not to be missed!

The evening will feature songs and stories from Broadway’s hit shows and beloved performers, who happen to be fathers:
Tony® nominee Bryce Pinkham (Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder)
Ben Thompson (Waitress)
Michael Williams (My Fair Lady)
Cleve Asbury (How to Succeed…)
Raymond J. Lee (Groundhog Day, “Mozart in the Jungle”)
Andrew Kober (Beautiful)
Kevin Massey (Memphis)

and other special guests and “daddies.”

Rodney Bush is the evening’s music director, and Rosen will direct.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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July 21, 2019

An Evening of Broadway and Cake

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April 9, 2019

A Night of Incandescent Stars

Dr. Phillips High School presents
2019 Gala: A Night of Incandescent Stars
14th Annual Gala and Auction
 
Join us Friday, April 12, 2019 at Epcot’s World Showplace Pavilion for an elegant evening of entertainment and generosity to celebrate the DPHS Theatre Magnet. Festivities include: Cocktails/Silent Auction Full Course Italian Cuisine Buffet Dinner Performances by DPHS Theatre Students
 
Special Guest Performance by Broadway’s Kevin Massey.
 
This event takes place at Epcot’s World Showplace Pavilion. Tickets must be purchased at least 5 days in advance.

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February 8, 2019

Bella: An American Tall Tale to Release Original Cast Album on Feb 22

Yellow Sound Label will release an original cast album of Bella: An American Tall Tale February 22, preserving the performances of the 2017 Off-Broadway production at Playwrights Horizons. The album will be available for digital purchase and streaming from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Apple Music. A physical release will be available from YellowSoundLabel.com and PlaywrightsHorizons.org.

The Off-Broadway cast, all of whom reunited for this album, includes Ashley D. Kelley (The Wiz) in the title role, Yurel Echezarreta (Aladdin, La Cage aux Folles), Drama Desk Award winner Kenita R. Miller (The Color Purple, Xanadu), Paolo Montalban (Pacific Overtures, The King and I), Gabrielle Reyes (Dreamgirls, Ragtime), Marinda Anderson (A Life, Far From Heaven), Brandon Gill (Holler if Ya Hear Me, Neighbors), Olli Haaskivi (Baghdaddy,I Battled Lenny Ross), Kevin Massey (A Gentleman’s Guide…, Tarzan), Jo’Nathan Michael (Ragtime, Dreamgirls), Britton Smith (Shuffle Along, After Midnight), and NaTasha Yvette Williams (Chicago, Porgy and Bess). The production was directed by Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, Slave Play) and choreographed by Camille A. Brown (Choir Boy, Once On This Island).

http://www.playbill.com/article/bella-an-american-tall-tale-to-release-original-cast-album-february-22

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February 8, 2019

54 Below celebrates Richard Rodgers Theatre

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January 11, 2019

2019 EPCOT® INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

The festival’s Disney on Broadway Concert Series has been expanded to become an every-night occurrence. Scheduled performers include:

  • Kerry Butler (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”) on Jan. 18, 19, 22, 23 and 26.
  • Meredith Inglesby (“The Little Mermaid”) and Steve Blanchard (“Beauty and the Beast”) on Jan. 20, 21, 24, 25 and 27.
  • Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”) on Jan. 28, 29, Feb. 1, 2, 5, 6 and 9.
  • Heidi Blickenstaff (“Freaky Friday”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”) on Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 3, 4, 7, 8, and 10.
  • Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”) on Feb. 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23 and 25.
  • Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”) on Feb. 13, 14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24 and 25.

The concerts at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. each night.

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