Cast Announced for JOY The Musical, Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse!

“Joy is a heartwarming and powerful musical based on the life of Joy Mangano—the entrepreneur, inventor, best-selling author, and self-made millionaire whose journey epitomizes the real American Dream. This uplifting true story is about one woman’s triumphant climb, from divorce to single motherhood and bankruptcy, to becoming a wildly successful dynamo that all started with the invention of a mop – her Miracle Mop!  Joy is a feel-good musical about finding yourself through determination, imagination, and reinvention with a twist, and is sure to inspire audiences long after they leave the theater. Performances begin December 7th and continue through December 30th.  Tickets are now on sale.” – New Jersey Stage

Mauricio Martinez Featured in BroadwayWorld’s “30 Days of Cabaret Gratitude” Series!

“Broadway alum and star of the cabaret and concert circuit, Mauricio Martinez has it all. With dashing good looks and a devastating vocal prowess, Mauricio is a favorite guest artist for many singers looking for a little something extra in their show. Best bud Robbie Rozelle often invites Mauricio to play, and any number of Martinez’s gal pals want to duet with him, as everyone should, because Mauricio brings to the stage with him a passion for storytelling, a voice people dream of harmonizing with, and absolute honesty. In his solo shows Mauricio shares stories about his life as a Mexican making his way in two countries, tales about his journey as a gay man in a continually evolving world, and his experience as a four-time cancer survivor, although words like champion and warrior seem to fit Mauricio better than the word survivor. Always open and pliable, Mauricio is ready for anything when he’s on the stage, but what he is most ready for and dedicated to is the craft of telling stories through music and lyrics, whether originating from The Bergmans (his Spanish “The Way We Were” is becoming rather famous), a mentor (his “Gethsemane” is this writer’s favorite version of all time), or a brother like Jaime Lozano, with whom Martinez works on an ongoing basis. In a perfect world this leading man would be on Broadway all the time, in revivals of plays like Kiss of the Spider Woman and Man of LaMancha, but until that happens the cabaret and concert industry is lucky to have him gracing the stages of nightclubs and symphony halls all over the world.” – BroadwayWorld

Mauricio Martinez Performs in PRESENT PERFECT Concert at 54 Below!

“Join us at 54 Below for a stirring evening featuring the songs of the show Present Perfect! In an unforgettable celebration of the immigrant journey and one of the most personal of Jaime Lozano’s musicals, travel this hopeful journey to find home.  With the buoyant “Dreamers Like Me,” the nostalgic “Mi Perú,” or the yearning of “Subway Stops Away,” you will resonate with the infectious vitality of these searchers coming from as far as Japan or as close as an ultra-Orthodox community in Borough Park.” Click here for in-person and livestream tickets!

Mauricio Martinez To Star in THE WHO’S TOMMY Concert at Flint Repertory Theatre!

“The concert version of this exhilarating 1993 Broadway musical is based on the storied 1969 concept album by The Who. Iconic songs such as “Pinball Wizard”, “See Me, Feel Me,” “Acid Queen” and others shape Tommy’s journey from outcast to celebrated pinball wizard. This electrifying evening of rock and roll includes a cast of Broadway performers and your favorite Michigan actors.” – Flint Repertory Theatre

Ben Vereen Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Pippin!

Actors (Center L-R) Ben Vereen & John Rubinstein w. cast in a scene fr. the Broadway musical “Pippin.”

“[Pippin] meant Everything,” wrote Ben Vereen, who won a Tony Award for his performance as Leading Player. “I worked with great artists and it became a legendary piece to the public and continues today throughout the world. I had the incredible opportunity to work with Bob Fosse, Stephen Schwartz , Roger Hirson the writer, Jules Fisher, Tony Walton, John Rubinstein, Irene Ryan, Ann Reinking, Candy Brown to name a few.” – Music Theatre International

Sara Mearns Featured in the New York Times!

“Sara Mearns is in a category by herself: It is rare for a dancer in any discipline to bring such honest simplicity to movement. Few ballet dancers are able to be transparent in everyday movement — standing, walking, getting up from the floor. But what added another level to my admiration of Mearns was the way she handled Justin Peck’s “Solo,” a part created for Anthony Huxley, originally on film… Sara, who has spent valuable time in the modern dance world, brings a mix of poise and patience to the way she proceeds from one task to the next, linking ordinary movement with brisk ballet footwork without giving either more or less importance. In “Solo,” she was utterly solitary, but never lonely. She was doing that thing: She was sharing secrets.” – The New York Times

Ben Vereen attends LMU’s Cabaret with Liza Minnelli and Wayne Brady!

“Liza Minnelli arrived with Ben Vereen, a Tony award-winning actor for his 1973 performance of Leading Player in “Pippin,” who arrived in a matching red tracksuit. Both Minnelli and Vereen were invited by Wayne Brady, comedian, actor and Emmy Award-winning peformer Wayne Brady from “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” in support of his daughter’s final performance.” – The LA Loyolan