broadway http://wamc.org en "I Said Yes To Everything" By Lee Grant http://wamc.org/post/i-said-yes-everything-lee-grant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Born Lyova Haskell Rosenthal in New York City, actress Lee Grant spent her youth accumulating more experiences than most people have in a lifetime: from student at the famed Neighborhood Playhouse to member of the leg­endary Actors Studio; from celebrated Broadway star to <em>Vogue</em> “It Girl.”</p><p>At age twenty-four, she was nominated for an Academy Award for <em>Detective Story</em>, and a year later found herself married and a mother for the first time, her career on the rise. And then she lost it all. Her name landed on the Hollywood black­list, her offers for film and television roles ground to a halt, and her marriage fell apart.</p><p>She has just written a new memoir entitled <em>I Said Yes To Everything</em>.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94424 at http://wamc.org "I Said Yes To Everything" By Lee Grant Linda Eder At Skidmore On 6/21 http://wamc.org/post/linda-eder-skidmore-621 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>You have chance to be part of a one-night-only special concert event with Broadway star and concert performer <a href="http://www.lindaeder.com/">Linda Eder</a> being recorded Saturday June 21st in Saratoga as-it-happens for her upcoming CD - “Linda Live” CD.</p><p>Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Born in Tucson, Arizona, and raised in Brainerd, Minnesota, Eder began her career singing in her home state and eventually landed a gig at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City. But it was her appearances on the 1987 season of Star Search, where she won for an unprecedented 12 weeks, that attracted the attention of audiences and record companies alike.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 92347 at http://wamc.org Linda Eder At Skidmore On 6/21 Randy Graff "Made In Brooklyn" At Club Helsinki http://wamc.org/post/randy-graff-made-brooklyn-club-helsinki <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.randygraff.com/">Randy Graff</a> won the 1990 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her work in <em>City of Angels</em>. Graff’s other Broadway credits include roles in <em>Falsettos</em>, <em>Moon Over Buffalo</em>, <em>High Society</em>, and <em>A Class Act</em>. She was the origal Fantine in <em>Les Miserables</em> on Broadway and starred opposite Alfred Molina in the 2004 revival of <em>Fiddler on the Roof</em>.</p><p>She is bringing her cabaret show “Made in Brooklyn” to <a href="http://www.helsinkihudson.com/schedule.html#140525">Club Helsinki</a> in Hudson, NY this Sunday, May 25th, at 8pm and she joins us now.</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 90760 at http://wamc.org Randy Graff "Made In Brooklyn" At Club Helsinki Tom Wopat At The Van Dyck Lounge http://wamc.org/post/tom-wopat-van-dyck-lounge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.tomwopat.com/">Tom Wopat</a>, star of stage, screen and TV will perform at the <a href="http://www.vandycklounge.com">Van Dyck</a> in Schenectady tonight for two shows in support of his latest album, <em>I’ve Got Your Number</em>. The album pays homage to the big band 'Mad Men' era, with Wopat performing classics from the Great American Songbook and contemporary songs from artists such as Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor--transforming them into jazz-tinged renditions.</p><p>Probably best known for his starring role in the '80s hit television series <em>The Dukes of Hazzard</em>​, Wopat has been getting raves on Broadway with such shows as <em>Annie Get Your Gun</em> and <em>Catered Affair</em> - he received Tony Award nominations for both - as well as <em>Chicago</em>, <em>Forty-Second St.</em>, <em>Sondheim on Sondheim</em>, and most recently <em>The Trip To Bountiful</em> starring Cicely Tyson.</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89543 at http://wamc.org Tom Wopat At The Van Dyck Lounge Broadway @ The Woodstock Playhouse With Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky http://wamc.org/post/broadway-woodstock-playhouse-patti-lupone-and-seth-rudetsky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Saturday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm - Two-time Tony Award winning Broadway superstar, Patti LuPone, will perform in concert at a gala event for <a href="http://www.woodstockplayhouse.org/">The Woodstock Playhouse</a> in Woodstock, NY.</p><p></p><p>The concert is part of the fantastically popular Broadway @ series, produced by Mark Cortale [long e] and hosted by <a href="http://www.sethtv.com/">Seth Rudetsky</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Seth is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s <a href="https://www.siriusxm.com/onbroadway">On Broadway</a>&nbsp;as well as the host of <em>Seth Speaks</em> on Sirius/XM Stars. As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows and he was the Artistic Producer/Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts. He currently writes a weekly column on <a href="http://www.playbill.com">Playbill.com</a> and tours the country doing master classes and performing his one-man show “Deconstructing Broadway” - and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of his varied Broadway, Off-Broadway, and television career.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 89314 at http://wamc.org Broadway @ The Woodstock Playhouse With Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky A Pineapple For Danny - Roundabout Theatre Company's "Cabaret" http://wamc.org/post/pineapple-danny-roundabout-theatre-companys-cabaret <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kander<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Ebb’s classic Tony Award winning musical drama, </span><a href="http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/shows-events/cabaret.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Cabaret</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is currently in previews in New York City - directed by Sam Mendes and co-directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, the production stars Alan Cumming as the Emcee of the Kit-Kat </span>Klub<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Those of you who are particularly Broadway savvy may think I’m introducing a segment from 1998 - when those three men worked together with </span><a href="http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Roundabout</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on the same show - which ran until 2004.</span></p><p>But no - we’ve not figured out how to go back in time to see the critically acclaimed and much lauded production again - Roundabout is re-mounting the show at Studio 54. The official opening date is April 24th … 2014.</p><p>In addition to Mr. Cumming donning his suspenders and blood-red lipstick again, this revival stars Michelle Williams as Sally Bowles, Bill Heck as Cliff, Linda Emond as Frau Schnieder, and Danny Burstein as Herr Shultz.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:11:10 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 88470 at http://wamc.org A Pineapple For Danny - Roundabout Theatre Company's "Cabaret" Paul Nolan In "Once" On Broadway http://wamc.org/post/paul-nolan-once-broadway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Actor, Paul Nolan has returned to Broadway as the “Guy” in the musical, <a href="http://www.oncemusical.com/"><em>Once</em></a>. Based on the 2006 movie of the same name, <em>Once</em> has a script by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, was directed for the stage by John Tiffany and won 8 statuettes (including won for Best New Musical) at the 2012 Tony Awards.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 87068 at http://wamc.org Paul Nolan In "Once" On Broadway "Just Jim Dale" At Club Helsinki And The Laura Pels http://wamc.org/post/just-jim-dale-club-helsinki-and-laura-pels <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee </span><a href="http://www.jim-dale.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim Dale</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a brand new one-man show. Just Jim Dale has him doing what he does best – presenting an evening of song and stories.</span></p><p>Dale will recount a lifetime of showbiz tales—from his start on the famed British Music Hall stage, through his Broadway triumphs in <em>Scapino</em>, <em>Barnum</em>, and <em>Me and My Girl</em>, to his experiences narrating all seven “Harry Potter” audio-books and having his voice star in television’s <em>Pushing Daisies</em>.</p><p>He will perform <em>Just Jim Dale</em> at <a href="http://www.helsinkihudson.com">Helsinki Hudson</a> as part of their Helsinki on Broadway series this Sunday - April 6th - at 7PM, prior to his 12-week off-Broadway run with the <a href="http://www.roundabouttheatre.org">Roundabout Theatre Company</a> at the Laura Pels Theatre in NYC beginning May 15th.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87059 at http://wamc.org "Just Jim Dale" At Club Helsinki And The Laura Pels Joshua Henry In Roundabout Theatre Company's "Violet" http://wamc.org/post/joshua-henry-roundabout-theatre-companys-violet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/Violet.aspx">Violet</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, begins previews at The American Airlines in New York City tonight. </span><a href="http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Roundabout Theatre Company</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> production marks the Broadway debut of the musical, following the acclaimed concert performance at </span><a href="http://www.nycitycenter.org/Home" style="line-height: 1.5;">City Center Encores!</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Off-Center last year. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille </span>Lortel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway at </span><a href="http://www.playwrightshorizons.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Playwrights Horizons</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 1997, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Violet</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> features music by Jeanine </span>Tesori<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and book and lyrics by Brian </span>Crawley<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The Roundabout production is directed by Leigh Silverman and stars two-time Tony Award winner, Sutton Foster in the title role. The stellar cast of Broadway regulars also contains Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani, and Joshua Henry.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 86917 at http://wamc.org Joshua Henry In Roundabout Theatre Company's "Violet" Mary Callanan Sings Out In Gypsy At CapRep Through 4/13 http://wamc.org/post/mary-callanan-sings-out-gypsy-caprep-through-413 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ultimate stage mother is making her presence known at </span><a href="http://www.capitalrep.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Capital Repertory Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Albany, NY.</span></p><p><em>Gypsy: A Music Fable</em> features classic Broadway belt-ables like “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Some People,” and “Rose's Turn.” The show opened on Broadway in 1959 and features a book by the late Arthur Laurents, music by the late Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This production at CapRep runs through Sunday, April 13th.</p><p><a href="http://www.marycallanan.com/">Mary Callanan</a> plays Mama Rose. She recently appeared in <em>Annie</em> on Broadway and has performed in tours of <em>Mamma Mia!</em>, <em>The Sound of Music</em>, <em>Big</em>, <em>Damn Yankees</em>, and <em>Cinderella</em>.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86381 at http://wamc.org Mary Callanan Sings Out In Gypsy At CapRep Through 4/13