Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal will feature Broadway favorites including Rita Moreno, Kuhoo Verma, Anaïs Reno, Cynthia Darlow, and Lawrence Keith Alexander. This week’s episode will premiere nationally on Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20. Check BroadwayProfiles.com for local listings. Locally, in New York City, this week’s episode will premiere on WPIX-TV on Sunday, June 20 at 6:30 PM ET.
The upcoming episode features Oscar-winning icon Rita Moreno talking about Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake, her new documentary, Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It, and more; Lucille Lortel Award Winner Kuhoo Verma discussing her breakout role in Hulu’s hilariously funny new film, Plan B; jazz prodigy Anaïs Reno chatting about how growing up in New York influenced her music, her debut album Lovesome Thing, and more; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Cynthia Darlow chatting about revitalizing The Rehearsal Club, a legendary boarding house for up-and-coming theater professionals; The Lion King’s Lawrence Keith Alexander talking about his journey to Broadway; and much more. Plus, viewers will get a sneak peek at the return of Springsteen on Broadway, Bruce Springsteen’s extremely limited engagement solo show, and see the trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial film debut, Tick, Tick…Boom!, starring Andrew Garfield as Rent mastermind Jonathan Larson. www.broadwayprofiles.com
Broadway favorites Harvey Fierstein, J. Harrison Ghee, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Robyn Hurder, Peppermint and Jelani Remy will make special appearances in Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home premiering online this Sunday, June 20, 2021.
In Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home, Peppermint joins the cast to perform “Strip,” a new song by Frank Boccia, and Armstrong reveals more than his home exercise regime in a sweaty opening number. Tony Award winner Fierstein makes a special appearance as the show begins, with Ghee, Hurder and Remy each sharing the impact of donations made throughout the stream. www.broadwaybares.com or at broadwaycares.org/bares2021,
Dance Against Cancer Outside, heads to Lincoln Center to raise money for The American Cancer Society, including stars from Broadway, Ballet and cancer survivor and dancer Kevin Boseman in a tribute to his late brother Chadwick Boseman on June 21. Dance Against Cancer, an annual performance presented by Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht to bring the global dance community together to fight cancer, announces Dance Against Cancer Outside on June 21, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, hosted by MTV’s Nev Schulman. The one-night-only benefit gala will be the largest ticketed in-person dance event to happen in NYC since the beginning of the pandemic.
Theater in London
The Tony & Olivier Award Winning Jersey Boys will open at the New Trafalgar Theatre in London on August 10. Previews begin July 28. A new, young, dynamic cast for the highly anticipated return of this most beloved hit musical JERSEY BOYS will be led by Ben Joyce as Frankie Valli, Adam Bailey as Bob Gaudio, Benjamin Yates as Tommy De Vito and Karl James Wilson as Nick Massi.
Mamma Mia! returns to London’s Novello Theatre on August 25, 2021, now in its 23rd Year. Returning to the cast will be Mazz Murray as Donna, Richard Trinder as Sam, Neil Moors as Harry, Stephen Beckett as Bill, and Sophie Matthew as Lisa. They will be joined by Josie Benson (Camila Rosario in original London cast of In The Heights) as Tanya, Gemma Goggin (Doctor Faustus and Don Quixote for the RSC) as Rosie, Emma Mullen (Sophie in the UK & International Tour of MAMMA MIA! and lead role of Rosie in series 5 of Shetland on BBC1) as Sophie, Jack Danson (2020 graduate) as Sky, Tegan Bannister (Eponine in the UK Tour of Les Misérables) as Ali, Michael Nelson (Eddie in the UK & International Tour of MAMMA MIA!) as Eddie and Alexandros Beshonges (2020 graduate) as Pepper, with Natalie Langston (Alternate Eva Peron in Evita at Phoenix Theatre) playing the role of Donna at certain performances. There are additional new cast members as well. www.mamma-mia.com