TheatreWorks Alumni: Where are they now?

James Monroe Iglehart in 2012’s Big River, one of his many roles here at TheatreWorks. Photo by Mark Kitaoka.

Prior to winning the Tony Award for his electrifying performance as the Genie in Broadway’s Aladdin, TheatreWorks veteran James Monroe Iglehart graced our stage in Big River, It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Into the Woods, Ragtime, Bat Boy, and Caroline, or Change. In addition, he enjoyed a 3-year run as Bobby in Memphis on Broadway after originating the role at TheatreWorks.

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Iglehart with his Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

Here’s where you can currently find other TheatreWorks alumni: Continue reading

Irving Berlin: A life in the theatre

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Irving Berlin, the “King of Tin Pan Alley,” is a legend of American musical theatre. He is the author of some of the greatest hits of the past century, including “Blue Skies,” “White Christmas,” and “Alexander’s Ragtime Band;” a seven-time nominee and winner of an Academy Award; the winner of the 1951 Tony Award for Best Score (for Call Me Madam); and the recipient of the Army’s Medal of Merit, the Congressional Gold Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Continue reading

JANE AUSTEN’S EMMA in rehearsal

Preview the music of Jane Austen’s EMMA as the cast sings through Paul Gordon’s score with the orchestra for the first time.

Jane Austen’s EMMA
December 2, 2015 – January 2, 2016
Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto
For tickets: http://bit.ly/TWEmma

Music, lyrics, & book by Paul Gordon
Adapted from the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Robert Kelley
Musical Direction by William Liberatore

Video by Chris Eldridge
Costume Design by Fumiko Bielefeldt