Clicking through my YouTube history recently, I was reminded of this terrific update the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning,” by Broadway and TV star Jeremy Jordan. Continue reading “Saturday Slowdown: Jeremy Jordan “Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’””
Broadway’s Jeremy Jordan, known for his powerful voice and provocative storytelling, returns to the stage with his new concert, Carry On.
Equal parts humor and heartache, Carry On journeys into Jeremy’s new life as a father. Unpacking and attempting to reconcile his own complicated childhood, Jeremy soon discovers there is more to being a parent than he could have ever imagined.
Featuring an array of musical styles (musical direction by Benjamin Rauhala), as well as some never-before-heard songs, Carry On has been thoughtfully reimagined for the virtual stage after winning multiple awards for its premiere at Feinstein’s/54 Below just over a year ago.
Jeremy Jordan is best known for his Tony and Grammy-nominated portrayal of Jack Kelly in Newsies on Broadway, as well as his many roles on television including series regulars on CW’s “Supergirl”, NBC’s “Smash” and Disney Channel’s “Tangled.”
Recently, he starred on Broadway opposite Kerry Washington in the provocative new play, American Son, and then reprised his role in the Netflix film adaptation. Additional Broadway credits include starring as Clyde in Bonnie & Clyde (Theatre World Award), Tony in West Side Story, and lead roles in Waitress and Rock of Ages.
Following the initial premiere date, the concert will be made available on demand for three weeks and accessible to fans across the world. Click here for ticket info.
On Friday, August 21, at 7 pm ET you can be the “The King of New York” and “support everyone in entertainment” that have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Tony Award-winning NEWSIES: the Broadway Musical will stream in its entirety, for free for one night only on Playbill.com as a benefit for The Actors Fund.
“This special arrangement is made possible by Disney Theatrical Productions and Disney+. The evening will also feature filmed appearances by cast members and will conclude with a brand-new video, featuring cast members from the Broadway and North American Tour productions of NEWSIES.”
Captured live at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 2016, NEWSIES stars Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as “Jack Kelly,” Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie,” with NEWSIES North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin” and Ethan Steiner as “Les.”
Here’s the original Broadway cast of NEWSIES performing on the 2012 Tony Awards:
Based on the 1992 film which wasn’t a box office success but developed a loyal following, Disney Theatrical Productions brought in Harvey Fierstein to work on the true story of the 1899 paperboy strike that pitted them against publishing titan, Joseph Pulitzer. The stage production became an instant hit running for 1,005 performances on Broadway.
NEWSIES went on to win countless awards including two Tony Awards – one for Alan Menken and Jack Feldman’s “Best Score” and a second for Christopher Gattelli’s stunning “Best Choreography” of 16 acrobatic, high-flying paperboys.
In advance of the special event, cast members Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Aisha de Haas, Ben Fankhauser, Jeremy Jordan, and Kara Lindsay got together for a very special NEWSIES reunion episode of Stars In The House with Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to talk about the show and the one night only streaming benefit.
NEWSIES the Broadway Musical – Friday, August 21st, 7 pm ET benefiting the Actors Fund of America.
If you’re so moved, consider making a donation (no matter how large or small) here.
Some news items you might have missed:
• Now, y’all know the fab Shoshana Bean is back on the Broad Way starring in Sara Bareilles’ Waitress, right? Annnnd, her leading man is the oh-so-talented Jeremy Jordan? Get to the Brooks Atkinson Theater before they be gone. #JustSaying
• A jury sentenced a man to death because they thought he would enjoy being in prison for life because he is gay.
• Dallas police arrested 29-year-old Edward Thomas on a charge of aggravated assault for the brutal beating of a transgender woman. Authorities are investigating whether the brutal attack caught on video should have hate crime charges attached, although gender identity is not a protected class in the state. The video, posted to Facebook, is quite disturbing as Thomas punches the victim over and over as a crowd stood by.
• At Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri, an unnamed student tore down a large hanging sign advertising the school’s Gay Straight Trans Alliance (GSTA). The vandal crumpled up the sign into a ball and dropped it into the crowd below as dozens of students laughed and clapped.
• A 40-year-old man has filed a lawsuit against his parents for throwing away his porn collection that he estimates was worth $29,000.
• Donald Trump has a challenger for the 2020 Republican nomination – former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld has officially declared as a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2020.
• Sen. Bernie Sanders has released 10 years of tax returns showing both income and tax rate jumped after presidential campaign, and revealing his millionaire status.
• I could really, really wish to be in Mykonos right now with this guy… 🙂
|Jeremy Jordan “O What a Beautiful Mornin'”|
After spending some years working on television series like The CW’s Supergirl and NBC’s SMASH, oh-so-talented Jeremy Jordan returned to Broadway last fall in the new play, American Son.
If you haven’t seen the play at the Booth Theatre, hurry up as it’s set to close at the end of the month.
That said, American Son isn’t Jordan’s only ‘return’ to Broadway material.
Having starred in musicals on the Great White Way like West Side Story, Newsies, and Bonnie and Clyde, folks might have forgotten what an gifted singer Jordan is.
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization shares a new music video, the first in a series titled, “R&H Goes Pop!,” of contemporary twists on timeless classics from the R&H catalog.
Jordan gets the honor of debuting this new take on the Oklahoma opener, “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’.”
I’ve been a fan of Jordan’s for years now. A terrific actor and vocalist, he’s the real deal who can deliver.
The arrangement and orchestration here is killer: bright, fresh and current.
I love reinvention, and I love this.
Jordan took to Twitter to announce the news, writing, “A while back, the fine folks at @RnH_Org asked me to reimagine a classic. Naturally, I enlisted the help of @brauhala & we came up with this take on “O What a Beautiful Mornin.” Then @nathanjohnsonny shot this video in the summer HEAT. Enjoy!”
A while back, the fine folks at @RnH_Org asked me to reimagine a classic. Naturally, I enlisted the help of @brauhala & we came up with this take on “O What a Beautiful Mornin.” Then @nathanjohnsonny shot this video in the summer HEAT. Enjoy! #RHgoesPop https://t.co/LUV0ojC17U
— Jeremy Jordan (@JeremyMJordan) January 14, 2019
So happy to share “O What a Beautiful Mornin”… I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it brought me such joy to infuse some of my musical personality into a classic. I encourage everyone to take something old & shape it into something new. Something YOU think is beautiful
— Jeremy Jordan (@JeremyMJordan) January 18, 2019
Watch the new music video below and feel good.
Broadway favorite Jeremy Jordan killed it earlier this week at the annual MCC Theater’s MISCAST gala concert event with his performance of “Don’t Rain On My Parade” from FUNNY GIRL.
The official description of MCC Theater’s MISCAST 2015 is as follows: “MCC Theater’s annual Miscast gala is one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town. Broadway’s hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would NEVER be cast. And the results are thrilling!
OMG – I can’t tell you how happy this clip makes me.
I’ve been a fan of both Cheyenne Jackson and Jeremy Jordan for some time now, but between their fab voices and the humor here, this is all kinds of perfect.
If after this you’d like to listen to the original version with Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley, here’s a handy-dandy link right here.
|Jeremy Jordan sings “Moving Too Fast” from The Last Five Years on GMA|
Randy Report fave Jeremy Jordan knocked it outta the park on Good Morning America today with a red-hot live performance of “Moving Too Fast” from his new film The Last Five Years, accompanied by Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown.
Listen to that voice! And then there’s the “easy on the eyes” factor 🙂
|Broadway’s Jeremy Jordan sings Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back To Me”|
On January 9th, Broadway’s biggest belters celebrated the best-selling Canadian music artist in history, Celine Dion, in an evening of epic power ballads, and classic pop tunes at the hot NYC cabaret spot, 54 Below.
The starry cast included Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, “Smash”) who brought his considerable vocal prowess to the enormous pop aria, “It’s All Coming Back To Me.”
Not only does Jordan’s voice soar through the piece, he brings the right balance of humor to moments letting you know he doesn’t take himself too seriously. WE, however, take Jeremy’s uber-talent way serious.
Watch as he delivers passionate vocals and pops of comedic twinkle below. This is my favorite thing today 🙂
The writer of the song, Jim Steinman, had this to say: “As I wrote and produced the song for Celine – I’m very impressed and pleased with JEREMY’S ability to scale the Olympian operatic heights and imbue it with humor, seamlessly! All in all, BRILLIANT!! And thank you.”
By the way, Jeremy co-stars with Into The Woods star Anna Kendrick in the upcoming film adaptation of the cult musical favorite The Last 5 Years. In theaters and VOD February 13.
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|“There were moments of gold, and there were flashes of light”|
|“If I forgive you all this…”|
|Equal opportunity crooner – “When you see me like this…”|
At this year’s MISCAST, a benefit for the Off Broadway’s MCC Theater, “Newsies” and “Smash” star Jeremy Jordan stopped the show with (yes, you guessed it) his “miscast” rendition of “Let It Go” from the animated film, “Frozen.”