The cast and creative team of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots celebrate the show’s one year anniversary with a celebratory curtain call and cake. Since opening on Broadway on April 4, 2013, Kinky Boots quickly became Broadway’s newest smash hit and has gone on to win Tony, Grammy, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards.
Including: Kinky Boots’ Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Cyndi Lauper, Tony Award-winning book writer Harvey Fierstein, Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and the cast of Kinky Boots, including Tony Award-winner Billy Porter, Andy Kelso, and Jeanna de Waal.
Neal B., producer of Broadway Sings for Pride & www.NealB.tv, will present an hour long sampling of New York’s theatre’s talent and music at the 21st Original GLBT Expo on Saturday March 22, 2014 (2:00pm-3:00pm) and Sunday March 23, 2014(1:45pm-3:00pm). This will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Expect to hear musical selections from Broadway standards to pop hits! The segment entitled Broadway Sings for Pride will feature national tour, and recording artists who support the LGBT community.
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BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE is a non-for-profit charitable organization, which brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to promote LGBT equality through song. Broadway Sings for Pride has raised thousands for the LGBT New York community. Among some of Broadway Sings for Pride’s supporters: Tony award-winner Carol Channing, actor Channing Tatum, Grammy award-winner LeAnn Rimes, Tony nominee Adam Pascal (Rent). For more information, visit:www.BroadwaySingsForPride.
The will be is open to the public. The 21st Annual Original GLBT Expo will take place at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York at 655 West 34th Street. For information and directions, call: 212-216-2000 or http://
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NEALB.tv had a chance to chat with Neil Patrick Harris at the Drama League’s 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris on Monday, February 3, 2013.
Special Guest: “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn.
Performers: David Burtka,, Tony Award® winners Harvey Fierstein, Zachary Levi, Audra McDonald, Karen Ziemba with James Barbour, Becky Ann Baker, Erin Davie, Katie Finneran, Malcolm Gets, Kate Jennings Grant, Cady Huffman, Eddie Korbich, Marc Kudisch, Aaron Lazar, Norm Lewis, Lisa O’Hare, Kal Penn, Bryce Pinkham, Anthony Rapp, Krysta Rodriguez, Tony Vincent, Lauren Worsham and more.
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The Musical Celebration of Broadway brings together 500 of New York City’s most influential arts supporters, celebrities, and luminaries for a black-tie evening of cocktails, dinner, and the acclaimed, unforgettable musical revue that is the signature of this event. Featuring dozens of stars from film, television and theatre, the Musical Celebration of Broadway, directed by Tony® Award winner Michael Mayer and Johanna McKeon, will highlight songs from Mr. Harris’ musical theater triumphs in shows that include Rent, Assassins, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, among others. Mr. Mayer and Ms. McKeon are alumni of The Drama League Directors Project. The evening’s one-of-a-kind all-star tribute, hosted by Emmy®, Grammy, Oscar and Tony® Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg, is co-produced by Roger T. Danforth and Trevor Tamashiro. Amy Eller and Ellen Fox are the Gala Co-Chairpersons.
The black-tie gala supports The Drama League’s educational initiatives for promising young artists.
For the second year in a role, Broadway cast members from Jersey Boys, The Lion King, etc and non for profit group Broadway Sings for Pride alum (www.BroadwaySingsforPride.com) will headline the closing night of the 16th Annual Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2013.
Broadway Sings for Pride alum scheduled to appear: Russell Fischer (Broadway’s Jersey Boys), Chondra L. Profit (Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway), Matt Leisy (Off Broadway’s The Fantasticks), Rachel Lorin (pop singer recording artist and star of the Oxygen Networks “The Next Big Thing”), and Noreen Crayton (Gospel recording artist, Rent National Tour).
Special NEALB.tv correspondent Athena Reich chats with the cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and finds out why this new play has Broadway buzzing and audiences laughing in stitches.
The creative team and cast of the acclaimed new comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: playwright Christopher Durang, director Nicholas Martin, and the complete cast which features Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, and Billy Magnussen.
Photography by Yoni Levy at New 42nd Street Studios.
Monday, September 24, 2012. Open press rehearsal event for the upcoming Broadway musical SCANDALOUS: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson, including two-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello, two-time Tony Award winner George Hearn, Candy Buckley, Edward Watts, Roz Ryan and Andrew Samonsky, plus bookwriter/lyricist Kathie Lee Gifford, composers David Pomeranz and David Friedman, choreographer Lorin Latarro, director David Armstrong and more.
Filmed at New 42nd Street® Studios
Performer From Over 15 Broadway Productions To Perform at Charity Event for the LGBT Community Center of New York
Over fifteen Broadway and National Tour performers will join notable personalities on Monday, June 27, 2011 to celebrate New York City’s Gay Pride at The LGBT Center in Manhattan. Broadway Sings for Pride: A Benefit Concert, is being produced by Neal B of NealB.tv and will benefit The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Attendees will enjoy the vast array of songs from Lady Gaga to The Beatles, along with a plethora of Broadway hits. Musical performances will feature cast members from The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Rent, Wonderland, Mamma Mia, Anything Goes and many more! Jim Lahti will serve as the evening’s musical director and Carly Jibson (Broadway’s Hairspray and Cry-Baby) will emcee. Musical accompaniment will be provided Jim Lahti on piano, Sean Harkness on acoustic & electric guitar and David Silliman on percussion. Kat Dudina and Mia Grottola, American Sign Language interpreters, will be signing for the hard of hearing and deaf community.
Audiences will also hear first-hand stories of pride from some of New York’s famous: Sonja Morgan (“The Real Housewives of New York City”), Reichen Lehmkuhl (“The Amazing Race”, “The A-List: New York”), Randy Jones (multi-platinum recording artist, founding member of Village People), Darius de Haas (Broadway’s Kiss of the Spider Woman, Carousel), Marti Cummings (Broadway Speaks OUT) and Matt Martin (Real Housewives of Twitter) will share their stories of pride.
Musical guests currently scheduled to perform are: Rory O’Malley (Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”), Raymond J. Lee (Broadway’s “Anything Goes”, “Mama Mia!”), Athena Reich (Singer/TV Personality, Outmusic Awards’s Best Outstanding Pop Song of 2009), Russell Fischer (Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” ), Tracy McDowell (Broadway’s Final Cast of “Rent”), Rebecca Larkin (Broadway’s “Avenue Q” & “South Pacific”), Matt Leisy (Off Broadway’s “The Fantasticks”), King Aswad (“Rent” Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, “Rent” National Tour), Renee Marino (Broadway’s “West Side Story” “Wonderland”), Antoine L. Smith (“Cats” National Tour, Regional Tour of “Rent”), Luis Villabon (Associate Choreographer “A Chorus Line” National Tour, Off Broadway’s “Naked Boys Singing”), Moeisha Mcgill (Broadway’s “Rent” and “Mamma Mia”), Heather Parcells (Broadway’s “Wonderland” “A Chorus Line”, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”), Anthony Lee Medina (National Tour of “Spring Awakening”), Jenn Furman (National Tour of “Wicked”), Erica Ash (Broadway’s “Baby It’s You”), Derek St. Pierre (Broadway’s “Rock of Ages”), Will Sheridan (Villanova basketball player, musician), Cristy Candler (“Wicked”), Cedric Leiba Jr. (“Miss Saigon” National Tour, “Rent” National Tour), Joshua Min (Singer/Songwriter), Tonya Thompson (Regional Tours of Little Shop of Horrors, Drowsy Chaperone)
The show will begin promptly at 7PM and will consist of speeches, and musical performances.
100% of the event’s proceeds will be given to The LGBT Community Center of New York City, an agency that serves as a focal point for LGBT education, social services, advocacy and community. According to the organization’s website, 6,000 New Yorkers and 300 groups meet at the community center every week. The LGBT Community Center of New York provides an amazing and almost incomprehensible array of services to LGBT New Yorkers.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is located at 208 West 13th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://gaycenter.org/node/6779
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The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards for excellence in New York theater were presented at a gala awards ceremony at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan Center, hosted by Harvey Fierstein, on Monday, May 23, 2011. Audiences were able to see celebrities from theatre, film and television come to support this year in theatre!
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