Broadway Close Up
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Broadway Close Up is a must-see for New York’s most serious and knowledgeable theater fans, with compelling performances, eye-opening interviews with theater writers and composers, and backstage insights into the creative process behind some of your favorite musicals.
During the Fall 2015 season, the famously forthright Tony winner William Finn took audiences behind the scenes of Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and his long Broadway career. Some of the most memorable Broadway characters squared off in Guys vs. Dolls: A Musical Survey of Sex and Sexism featuring the songs of Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hammerstein and many more. Liz Callaway gave audiences a taste of some of the best new musicals at Bound for Broadway. The season concluded with a celebration of Harold Arlen’s Broadway and Hollywood musicals including The Wizard of Oz and St. Louis Woman.
2015 performers included Liz Callaway, Kate Baldwin (Finian’s Rainbow), Betty Buckley (Cats, Sunset Boulevard), Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess), Joshua Henry (Scottsborough Boys), Matthew Scott (Jersey Boys, Sondheim on Sondheim), Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Alysha Umphress (On the Town), Craig Lucas (An American in Paris), Stephen DeRosa (On the Town). Demond Green (Sister Act), Michael Winther (Mamma Mia!), Sally Wilfert (Assassins), Jill Abramovitz (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella), Adam Overett (The Light in the Piazza). Jeffry Denman (The Producers), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Allison Blackwell (A Night with Janis Joplin, Porgy and Bess), Billy Stritch (42nd Street), Marilyn Maye, KT Sullivan, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano.