Bww TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Next up at Encores Off-Center is Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center production will star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana,Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kevin Ligon, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. Check out a sneak peek of the cast in action below
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Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields,�John Larroquette & More Will Lead Starry Cast of Encores! 1776

Encores Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores production of 1776, the classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. 1776 will star Terence Archie, John Behlmann, Larry Bull,Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, Macintyre Dixon,Santino Fontana, Alexander Gemignani, John Hickok, John Hillner,John Larroquette, Kevin Ligon, John-Michael Lyles, Laird Mackintosh, Michael McCormick, Michael Medeiros, Christiane Noll, Bryce Pinkham, Wayne Pretlow, Tom Alan Robbins, Robert Sella, Ric Stoneback, Jubilant Sykes, Vishal Vaidya, Nicholas Ward, and Jacob Keith Watson.
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Photo Coverage: Casts of Bullets, Cinderella, Phantom & More Visit Broadway In Bryant Park!

This week's event is set to feature the casts of The Phantom Of The Opera Jeremy Stolle, Jeremy Hays andMary Michael Patterson, Piece Of My Heart De'adre Aziza, Derrick Baskin, Bryan Fenkart, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer, Zak Resnick, Joseph Siravo, Teal Wicks, Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison, Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Jessica McRoberts, Ralph Meitzler, Harris Milgrim, Michael Milan, Heather Parcells, Gabrielle Ruiz, Amos Wolff, Mark Zeisler , Cinderella Paige Faure, Joe Carroll, Nancy Opel, Jill Abramowtiz, Stephanie Gibson andLaura Irion, Avenue Q Darren Bluestone, Sala Iwamatsu, Jason Jacoby and Veronica Kuehn and Bullets Over Broadway Zach Braff, Clyde Alves, Preston Truman Boyd, Jim Borstelmann, Casey Garvin, Dan Horn, Andy Jones, Kevin Ligon, Kevin Worley, Nick Cordero, Betsy Wolfe.
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Meet 'Working Actor' Columnist Michael Kostroff at Actorfest NY on October 23rd

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Actorfest NY is proud to announce that Working Actor columnist Michael Kostroff ("The Wire") will join fellow actors Kevin Ligon (currently in "The Phantom of the Opera") and Julie Ann Emery ("Hitch," "Line of Fire") for "The Working Actor" workshop to share their experience and expertise on maintaining a living as a performer. Actorfest NY will take place on Sunday, October 23rd at the Metropolitan Pavilion. To register for Actorfest NY, please visit For more information, visit "The Working Actor" workshop will take place from 10:00–11:00 A.M. on the 4th Floor in Class C. To help kickstart your career, Actorfest offers more than two dozen exclusive Workshops; Casting Calls; Meet & Drops with Top Casting Directors; a Networking Café; and an enormous Exhibit Hall, at which you can meet with acting teachers, coaches, schools, headshot photographers, and many more vendors who will help you succeed in your career.
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Broadway’s longest-running single show performer George Lee Andrews to exit 'Phantom'

Broadway’s longest-running single show performer George Lee Andrews to exit 'Phantom'
Sean Connery may have played James Bond seven times. Jerry Orbach starred in 274 episodes of Law & Order. Yet, neither can equal the stamina or patience of George Lee Andrews, who’s appeared in a single Broadway musical, Phantom of the Opera, for 9,382 performances in just over 23 years. Now, after playing four different parts, he’s finally ready to say goodbye, announcing yesterday that Sept. 3’s evening performance will be his last.

The 68-year-old, Milwaukee-bred Andrews has been with Phantom since its opening night on Jan. 26, 1988, and originated the roles of Don Attilio and Passarino in the musical’s show-within-a-show. Back
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Character Traits

Dear Michael:i am a 30-year-old actor who's often told he looks 25. I started in this business some nine years ago because of a fascination with musical theater. Over the years, having matured and become more open-minded, I've expanded my interests and training to other areas, and I'm now hoping to have a career that encompasses anything from Shakespeare to "All My Children" to "Dolly." I must admit, I'm realizing that my chances of succeeding in musical theater are slim, because I don't have the look that seems to so inevitably go with it. I am what you'd call a character man. I'm not overweight, but I'm not a square-jawed hunk either. I take care of how I look and what I eat, but still don't look like I've come out of Vogue.You might ask, "Why do you feel that way? There are character types in musicals." Certainly, but it
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