Broadway on Broadway arrives this Sunday September 12


WHEN: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 11:30am

WHERE: 43rd Street and Broadway

ADMISSION: Free

DETAILS:  One of New York’s great outdoor events, Broadway on Broadway is a free concert co-produced in the heart of Times Square by The Broadway League and the Times Square Alliance.

This free outdoor concert, attended by 35,000 fans, features musical numbers and appearances from almost every play and musical on Broadway, as well as sneak peeks at several upcoming shows opening in the new theatre season.

Kelsey Grammer, Tony®-nominated star of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of La Cage Aux Folles and five-time Emmy Award winner, will host Broadway on Broadway 2010.

Musical numbers Announced:

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

“Just Around the Corner”

AMERICAN IDIOT

“St. Jimmy”

BILLY ELLIOT, THE MUSICAL

“Expressing Yourself”

CHICAGO

“We Both Reached for the Gun”

ELF

“There Is a Santa Claus”

FELA!

“Zombie”

IN THE HEIGHTS

“When You’re Home”

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

“We Are What We Are”

THE LION KING

“Can You Feel The Love Tonight”

MAMMA MIA!

“Dancing Queen”

MEMPHIS

“Steal Your Rock n’ Roll”

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

“Medley”

NEXT TO NORMAL

“Superboy and the Invisible Girl”

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

“All I Ask of You”

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

“I Say A Little Prayer”

PROMISES, PROMISES

“Where Can You Take A Girl”

RAIN

“Hey Jude”

ROCK OF AGES

“Wanted (Dead Or Alive)”

WEST SIDE STORY

“Jet Song”

WICKED

“The Wizard and I”

For information on Broadway on Broadway and other Broadway events visit the Broadway Concierge Booth at the Times Square Visitor Center on 7th Avenue between 46th & 47th Streets. For more information, log onto http://www.BroadwayonBroadway.com.

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West Side Story won Grammy for Best Musical Show Album


The cast album of ‘West Side Story’ has picked up the Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. The announcement was made during the Grammy Awards’ pre-telecast ceremony held at the Los Angels Convention Center. The creative team behind the ‘West Side Story’ new Broadway cast album is Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist. David Caddick & David Lai produced the album which was released by Masterworks Broadway.

WEST SIDE STORY is directed by its two-time Tony Award winning librettist Arthur Laurents with the original Jerome Robbins choreography restaged by Tony Award nomineeJoey McKneely. The new production began previews on Broadway Monday, February 23, 2009, opened to critical acclaim breaking box office records at the Palace Theatre on Thursday, March 19, 2009, and recouped its $14 million investment after running only 30 weeks.

via BroadwayWorld

Girl of the Week: Josefina Scaglione


Josefina Scaglione was born 1987 in Argentina. She is a musical theatre actress, best known for her performance as Maria in the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story, for which she received a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.

Scaglione was raised in Rosario, and became interested in performing as a child. While in high school, she received a scholarship to attend a summer arts program at Point Park Universityin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Upon graduating from high school, Scaglione moved to Buenos Aires and began working as a musical theatre actress. In Buenos Aires, she performed in Cinderella, and as Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray.

In 2008, director Arthur Laurents, unable to find an actress in the United States appropriate for the part of Maria in a Broadway revival of West Side Story, discovered Scaglione after friends in Buenos Aires directed him to a YouTube clip of her performing Astor Piazzolla’s composition Libertango.Laurents flew Scaglione to New York City to audition, where she immediately received the role, despite the fact that she was unknown in the United States. After performing as Maria at the National Theatre in Washington, DC, Scaglione made her Broadway debut in West Side Story at the Palace Theatre on March 19, 2009. As Maria, Scaglione won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and a Theatre World Award, and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.

Misbehavin’, Hair, 9 to 5, Shrek and West Side Story Nominated for the Grammy


Nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced Dec. 2.

For Best Musical Show Album category this are the nominees: Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hair, 9 to 5 The Musical, Shrek The Musical and West Side Story.

The complete list of nominees in the Best Musical Show Album category follow:

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Robert Sher, producer (Various, composer; Various, lyricist) (30th Anniversary Cast Recording With Ruben Studdard, Frenchie Davis & Others) [Rhino] Hair Noah Cornman, Kurt Deutsch, Joel Moss & Steve Norman, producers (Galt MacDermot, composer; James Rado & Gerome Ragni, lyricists) (New Broadway Cast With Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel & Others) [Razor & Tie Entertainment/Ghostlight Records]

9 To 5 The Musical Frank Filipetti, Stephen Oremus and Dolly Parton, producers; Dolly Parton, composer; Dolly Parton, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty & Others) [Dolly Records/Artist2Market Distribution]

Shrek The Musical Peter Hylenski & Jeanine Tesori, producers; Jeanine Tesori, composer; David Lindsay-Abaire, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Brian d’Arcy James, Sutton Foster & Others) [Decca Broadway]

West Side Story David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast with Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione & Others) [Masterworks Broadway]

CBS will broadcast the event live from 8-11:30 PM ET. For a complete list of Grammy nominees, visit www.grammy.com.

“A Steady Rain” booms box office in Broadway


Recent-premiered play staring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman, “A Steady Rain”, has grossed up a total of $1,167,954 to come third this week in the weekly box office report published by The Broadway League.

It is rare to see that a non-musical play breaks into the Top 10 in Broadway. “A steady Rain”  has even display “Jersey Boys” from the Top 3 and is catching up with smashing-hits plays such as Wicked and Billy Elliot.

The Top 5 comprised “Wicked” with $1,441,683, “Billy Elliot” ($1,342,233), “A Steady Rain”, “Jersey Boys” ($1,126,009) and “The Lion King” ($1,123,205).

Great Broadway hits such as West Side Story, Mamma Mia! and The Phantom of the Opera follow the above list in the top 10.

Great work for Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman! Watch out Broadway, this two guys come to crack everything up!

Broadway on Broadway 2009


A small recap of what happened last weekend in “Broadway on Broadway”

Broadway on Broadway


Don’t forget tomorrow to go to “Broadway on Broadway” Michael McKean, star of the upcoming Broadway play Superior Donuts, will host Broadway on Broadway® 2009 on Sunday, September 13th at 11:30 a.m.,

The annual free outdoor concert brings together stars and performances from current and upcoming Broadway productions to celebrate the beginning of the new Broadway season. On the day of the event, Times Square will be “shut down” to make room for tens of thousands of attendees. This kickoff to the 2009-2010 Broadway season stretches from 43rd to 47th Streets and fans should arrive early for a good spot.

Broadway on Broadway 2009 will feature appearances and performances by stars from upcoming productions such as Bye Bye Birdie, Fela!, Memphis, Finian’s Rainbow, andRagtime as well as some of Broadway’s most beloved shows, including Billy Elliot The Musical, Burn the Floor, Chicago, Hair, In The Heights, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Next to Normal, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, Shrek The Musical, South Pacific, West Side Story, Wicked, and more. All appearances are subject to change.

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