May 292012

Presenters for the 2012 Tony Awards Announced

The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® ceremony is the most glamorous night of the Broadway season - and this year will be no exception. Dozens of stage and screen stars will join host Neil Patrick Harris on June 10 to perform on this year’s telecast, and to salute excellence in Broadway theatre.

The first cohort of presenters were announced on June 1:

  • Nick Jonas
  • Amanda Seyfried
  • Tyler Perry
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Jim Parsons
  • Paul Rudd
  • Ellen Barkin
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Bernadette Peters
  • Candice Bergen
  • Christopher Plummer
  • James Marsden
  • Mandy Patinkin
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Trey Parker and Matt Stone

…and others to be announced. 

Check back soon for more names - and to find out what shows will perform!

The 2012 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony telecast airs on CBS on Sunday, June 10 at 8/7c.

Apr 172012

Nick Jonas HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING EP To Be Released Tuesday, May 8

Broadway Records will release an EP of Nick Jonas performing five tracks from the smash hit musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. The CD will be released Tuesday, May 8, 2012, and will be available in the Hirschfeld Theatre the week of May 1. Pre-orders are now being taken here at amazon.com. Produced by six-time Grammy nominee Robert Sher who produced the Grammy nominated Daniel Radcliffe/John Larroquette How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying cast album, the new Nick Jonas recording is executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard of Broadway Consortium (Executive producers of the Radcliffe/Larroquette album) and Ken Mahoney. 

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying EP track list:

1. “How To Succeed” (Nick Jonas)

2. “Company Way” (Nick Jonas and Rob Bartlett)

3. “Rosemary” (Nick Jonas and Rose Hemingway)

4. “I Believe In You” (Nick Jonas)

5. “Brotherhood of Man” (Nick Jonas)

The 50th Anniversary production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying currently stars international superstar Nick Jonas as J. Pierrepont Finch, Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning star of screen, television and stage Beau Bridges as J.B. Biggley, and making his Broadway debut, star of stage and television’s “Ugly Betty,” Michael Urie as Bud Frump, leading a cast of 30.

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Apr 132012

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TYRING Hosts University Week April 24-26

The 50th Anniversary production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, will host “University Week: How To Succeed In The Arts” from April 24-26 at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). On those dates, $30 tuition will get students a ticket to the evening’s performance and access to a post-show talkback with star Nick Jonas and several members of the How To Succeedcast and creative team as they share tips and insight on the secrets to their success. 

The “University Week” performance and talkback schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 24th @ 7pm

(talkback to follow moderated by Associate Director - Stephen Sposito)

Wednesday, April 25th @ 7:30pm 

(talkback to follow moderated by Account Supervisor, Serino Coyne - Robert Jones)

Thursday, April 26th @ 7pm 

(talkback to follow moderated by Assistant Director, Career Services for Tisch - Lily Hung) 

TO REDEEM THIS OFFER:

1) CLICK HERE and use code UNVWEEK

2) CALL 212.239.6200 and use code UNVWEEK

3) AT THE BOX OFFICE: Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 8th Ave & 45th Street

*Tickets purchased online will not be eligible for e-ticket printing. Tickets must be picked up at the box office with valid student Id.

ILoveNYTheater.com is The Broadway League’s on-line headquarters for Broadway tickets and information.

Dec 12011

Michael Urie To Make His Broadway Debut in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

The producers of the 50th Anniversary production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING announced today that star of stage and television, Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty,” The Temperamentals) will make his Broadway debut as Bud Frump, beginning Tuesday, January 24, 2012, for 6 months through Sunday, July 1, 2012. Urie will co-star with Nick Jonas and Beau Bridges. Urie replaces Christopher J. Hanke, who will play his last performance on Sunday, January 22, 2012 alongside Darren Criss. Tickets for Urie’s engagement in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING are now on sale.

The 2011 Broadway cast recording of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING was just nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award.

With the aid of a trusty self-help book “How to Succeed in Business” wily window washer J. Pierrepont Finch enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder. Will Finch’s unorthodox business practices at the World-Wide Wicket Company get him in hot water with the head honcho J.B. Biggley, and jeopardize his romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington? With a hilarious book and beloved score by Frank Loesser, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is packed with hit standards such as “I Believe in You,” “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm,” “The Company Way,” “Been a Long Day,” “Rosemary,” and “Brotherhood of Man.”

Visit The Broadway League’s on-line headquarters for Broadway tickets and information, ILoveNYTheatre.com.

Oct 312011

Beau Bridges to replace John Larroquette in HOW TO SUCCEED on Broadway

The producers of the 50th Anniversary production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING announced today that Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning star of screen, television and stage, Beau Bridges, will return to Broadway for the first time in 38 years in his first musical as J. B. Biggley, beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2012, for 6 months through Sunday, July 1, 2012. Mr. Bridges will co-star with Darren Criss (January 3, 2012 – January 22, 2012) and Nick Jonas (January 24, 2012 – July 1, 2012). Beau Bridges will replace 2011 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner John Larroquette, who will play his final performance along with co-star Daniel Radcliffe on Sunday, January 1, 2012. Tickets for Mr. Bridges’ engagement in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING are now on sale.

“When the musical HOW TO SUCCEED came my way, I jumped at the chance,” said Beau Bridges. “Samuel French recently published Acting: The First Six Lessons, a play I co-authored with my daughter Emily. We performed the play in Los Angeles for two months, and that experience reignited my desire to be on stage. I am very much looking forward to again spending time in the heart of New York City.”

For more information please visit:

www.howtosucceedbroadway.com

Oct 262011

Nick Jonas Named National Ambassador for Kids’ Night on Broadway® 2012

Kids’ Night on Broadway 2012
Presented by The New York Times
February 5-9 in NYC
Kids Go Free!
Tickets available beginning November 1

Kids’ Night on Broadway takes place around the US all year long!

Click for details and participating shows in NYC.

The Broadway League announced on October 26 that actor and musician Nick Jonas will serve as the 2012 KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY® National Ambassador. Jonas, who began his career on stage at age 8, returns to Broadway for the first time since the launch of the international sensation The Jonas Brothers when he joins the cast of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on January 24, 2012 in the iconic role of J Pierrepont Finch. He has previously been seen on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast, and Les Misérables, as well as productions of A Christmas Carol and The Sound of Music. He will also be making a guest appearance next year on the new NBC musical drama “Smash.”
“As someone who got their start as a kid on Broadway, it’s truly an honor to be involved in such a fantastic event,” said Nick Jonas. “Broadway played an enormous role in inspiring me to be the performer I am today, and as this year’s ambassador I hope I’ll be able to encourage kids across the country to get involved in the theater – whether on stage, behind the scenes, or in the audience.”

Tickets to participating shows for The Broadway League’s 16th annual KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY will be available beginning on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 12 noon ET.

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY is when kids ages 6 to 18 can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket includes pre-theatre parties, restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs, and more.

Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, said, “We know that experiencing live theatre at a young age creates a lifelong habit of theatre-going. Broadway not only educates kids about the world at large, but teaches tolerance, social justice, cultural identity, and more. Kids’ Night on Broadway is a fun way to introduce them to the magic found on stage.”

The 16th annual KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY kicks off in New York City on February 5, 2012 with a pre-theatre party on Tuesday, February 7th at the famed Times Square wax attraction, Madame Tussauds New York. Details on all events to come soon.

Sep 72011

"Jonas Brother" Nick Jonas to succeed Daniel Radcliffe and Darren Criss in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

From the Press Release:

Nick Jonas will climb the corporate ladder as Broadway’s next ‘J. Pierrepont Finch’ in the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING beginning Tuesday, January 24, 2012 through Sunday, July 1, 2012. Tickets for HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING are currently on sale through Sunday, July 1, 2012. Jonas, who began his career on stage at age 8, returns to Broadway for the first time since the launch of the international sensation The Jonas Brothers.

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas launched his professional career at age 8 as ‘Young Scrooge/Tiny Tim’ in A Christmas Carol and followed it up with roles in the Broadway productions ofLes Misérables, Beauty and the Beast and Annie Get Your Gun with Reba McEntire. In the last year, he’s returned to his roots on the live stage, taking on the role of ‘Marius’ in London’s West End production of Les Misérables as well as at the 25th Anniversary Concert at The O2 Arena. Most recently, he starred as ‘Link Larkin’ alongside Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur in the Hollywood Bowl’s production of Hairspray.

After a song written by Nick and his father found its way to Columbia Records, Nick was signed as a solo artist. His brothers Kevin and Joe were brought on board and the Jonas Brothers story began. Though the project never took off and they were dropped from Columbia, the industry had noticed and the Jonas Brothers were signed by Hollywood Records. In August 2007, the band released their self-titled debut album, which was soon certified platinum. 

In 2008, the Jonas Brothers launched two sold-out tours and released their second album, A Little Bit Longer, becoming the first artist ever to have three albums on the Billboard Top 10 at once (Jonas BrothersA Little Bit Longer, and the Camp Rocksoundtrack) and receiving a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. In 2009, they released Lines, Vines and Trying Times, which became their second No. 1 album in one year. They also released the film Jonas Brothers: 3-D Concert Experience. In 2010, Nick launched a solo effort: Nick Jonas and the Administration and released the album Who I Am.

Daniel Radcliffe originated the role of ‘Finch’ in this production and will conclude his run in the show on Sunday, January 1, 2012. Darren Criss, breakout star of Fox’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning smash hit television show “GLEE”, will make his Broadway debut as J. Pierrepont Finch, performing a strictly limited three week engagement from Tuesday, January 3, through Sunday, January 22, 2012.

For more information please visit:

www.howtosucceedbroadway.com