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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September 27, 2018

World Premiere of THE RIVALS

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 2018–2019 season with the world premiere of the new musical comedy The Rivals, based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s farce, October 30–November 18.

With book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina, Desperate Measures) and music by two-time Richard Rodgers Award winner Stephen Weiner (The Honeymooners), the production is directed by Eric Tucker (Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility) and choreographed by Jason A. Sparks (Hello, Dolly!).

Opening night is scheduled for November 1.

The cast will be led by Tony Award winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Mrs. Malaprop, Drama Desk winner Ed Dixon (Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose) as Sir Anthony Absolute, Erin Mackey (Wicked) as Lydia Languish, Kevin Massey (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) as Captain Jack Absolute, Charlotte Maltby (The Sound of Music national tour) as Julia Melville, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland) as Squire Bob Acres, John Treacy Egan (My Fair Lady) as Sir Lucius McTrigger, Emma Stratton (Prince of Broadway) as Lucy, Joe Veale as Thomas, and Jim Weitzer (Phantom of the Opera) as Faulkland.

The Rivals follows the travails of Lydia Languish, a young lady in possession of a large fortune, who will lose two-thirds of that fortune if she marries without the consent of her guardian, Mrs. Malaprop.

The production will also have musical direction by Steve Marzullo (Once On This Island, Mamma Mia!), orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin (War Paint, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5), scenic design by Jason Simms, costume design by Lisa Zinni, lighting design by Joe Doran, and sound design by Bradlee Ward. The orchestra will feature Philadelphia’s Elegance String Quartet.

The new musical is produced in association with Joe Davis and Amy E. Gewirtz, who are developing the show for a future Broadway run.

For additional information visit brtstage.org.

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July 26, 2018

GRUMPY OLD MEN, The Musical

Ogunquit Playhouse’s U.S. premiere of Grumpy Old Men the Musical will play the Maine venue August 8–September 1.

Based on the hit film that starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Ann-Margret, the new musical was penned by Dan Remmes, with music by Neil Berg and lyrics by Nick Meglin.

Matt Lenz directs a cast that features Ed Dixon as Max, Mark Jacoby as John, Tony winner Hal Linden as Grandpa Gustafson, Sally Struthers as Punky, Leslie Stevens as Ariel, Brenda Braxton as Sandra, Doug Eskew as Chuck Barrels, Kevin Massey as Jacob Goldman, and Laura Woyasz as Melanie Norton.

The ensemble includes John Battagliese, Blake Hammond, Eric Jon Mahlum, Kelly Methven, James Taylor Odom, Heather Jane Rolff, Brooke Singer, and Christina Tompkins.

The creative team also includes associate director Anthony C. Daniel, choreographer Michele Lynch, music director Phil Reno, scenic designer Michael Carnahan, costume designer Dustin Cross, wig, hair, and makeup designer Brittany Rappise, sound designer Kevin Heard, and lighting designer Richard Latta.

Individual tickets are on sale now at OgunquitPlayhouse.org.

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June 5, 2018

TITANIC & FULL MONTY @ Pittsburgh CLO

 

 

 

Titanic June 22 – July 1

Bradley Dean will play architect Thomas Andrews, with Christopher Gurr as Captain Edward J. Smith, Chris Peluso as Frederick Barrett and Kevin Massey as Harold Bride.

The Full Monty July 6 – 15

Andy Kelso will play Jerry, with John Hickock as Harold, Kevin Massey as Malcolm, and Tony nominee Anita Gillette as Jeannette.

 

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March 1, 2018

A Broadway Romance

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is thrilled to welcome two of Broadway’s biggest stars to its stage for a one-night-only concert. Kara Lindsay, star of Broadway’s Newsies, Wicked, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will join her husband, Black Mountain native and Broadway veteran of Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Memphis and Tarzan, Kevin Massey, in their original musical cabaret A Broadway Romance on Saturday March 17, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Charles D. Owen High School auditorium in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

A Broadway Romance artfully tells the tale of Lindsay & Massey’s love story: how it began onstage, and soon blossomed off. Their fascinating history includes music from, and stories involving, Newsies, Wicked, Memphis, Tarzan, Little House on the Prairie, the Musical, as well as many other beloved Broadway and Disney musicals. Lindsay and Massey have performed all across the world, on Broadway and even on the big screen. But, according to the two, their favorite journey began in 2008 when they met in an audition room “pretending to fall in love.” Come let them take you on the journey of how fate, a TV musical and a fair amount of Broadway magic brought together this New York girl and this Black Mountain boy.

Tickets are available here online for $25 ahead or at the door on the day of the show for $30. PLEASE NOTE that the performance will be at Charles D. Owen High School, 99 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC.  

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March 1, 2018

Jane Eyre at 54 Below

FEBRUARY 28, 2018

From Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece, Jane Eyre tells the story of an orphaned girl, brutalized by her aunt and then sent to an orphan school for girls where she suffers more mistreatment.  There she meets a young girl who changes her life forever.  When Jane later becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall she meets a mysterious man who holds a dark secret.  Love, forgiveness and transformation are the themes in this gothic romance for the ages.

Jane Eyre was produced on Broadway in 2000, featuring a book by John Caird and music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. Nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical, hear the Tony-nominated score sung for the first time in New York since its premature departure sung by a dazzling cast led by Samantha Massell(Fiddler on the Roof, Rags) and  Kevin Massey (Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Memphis)

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March 1, 2018

2018 Epcot® International Festival of the Arts

Disney on Broadway Concert Series
Give your regards and grab a seat at the hottest show in Epcot!

We’re bringing the house down… and you’re invited! Expand your theatrical horizons with show-stopping songs from award-winning Disney on Broadway musicals. As you enjoy this year’s exciting pairings of performers, you’ll be tappin’ your toes, all while singing along to some of Disney’s greatest hits.

It’s a star-studded concert series you won’t want to miss!

The Disney on Broadway Concert Series is currently scheduled to take place on the following dates in 2018:

January 12 to 15
January 19 to 22
Performers: Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey
Songs from: Tarzan, Aladdin, Newsies and Frozen

January 26 to 29
February 2 to 5
Performers: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White
Songs from: Tarzan, The Lion King, Aida, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid

February 9 to 12
February 16 to 19
Performers: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland
Songs from: Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Newsies and Frozen

Event Details
America Gardens Theatre, Epcot
Fridays through Mondays, January 12 to February 19, 2018
Showtimes are 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM
Epcot admission required

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October 24, 2017

BROADWAY CLOSE UP: A GOOD THING GOING – THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM & HAROLD PRINCE COLLABORATION

THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT. December 4th at Merkin Hall.

To join the wait list, please call the Box Office at 212 501 3330.

Featuring Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner Liz Callaway (original cast of Merrily We Roll Along), Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!), Lewis Cleale (The Book of Mormon), Laura Darrell, Leslie Kritzer, Kevin Massey (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) and Daniel McGrew. With Noah Racey, Director;  David Loud, Music Director; and Joseph Thalken, piano.

Music Director David Loud (original cast of Merrily We Roll Along) traces the rise and fall of a musical theater partnership that created some of the most memorable musicals of all time. Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince inspired each other’s best work as they broke new ground with their musicals: Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along. Together, they tell the story of one of the greatest chapters in American musical history.

Originally produced by 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics & Lyricists

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