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Sponsored by the David Schiffer family.

Performance Date: Saturday, April 22, @ 8pm

The Argyle Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the "Back to Broadway" event Series! Which will showcase Broadway Stars, on The Argyle stage. Created exclusively for The Argyle by New York Casting Director and Producer Stephen DeAngelis, the cast will recreate their most memorable musical moments and career highlights as well as demonstrate their versatility, share backstage behind-the-scenes anecdotes and participate in an enlightening and entertaining question-and–answer session with the audience. Join The Argyle Theatre for what is certain to be memorable and historic night full of Broadway showstoppers for audience members of all ages!Join us for what is certain to be memorable and historic night full of Broadway showstoppers for audience members of all ages!

There’s an old adage that states “Behind every great man, there’s a great woman”. On Broadway, it might be more appropriate to say “Behind every great musical, there’s a great leading lady”. Roles like Elphaba (Wicked), Christine Daae (The Phantom of the Opera), Fantine and Eponine (Les Miserables), Angelica Schuyler and Eliza Hamilton (Hamilton), Nala (The Lion King), Kim (Miss Saigon), Miss Adelaide (Guys and Dolls),  Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly (Chicago), Fanny Brice (Funny Girl), Maria (The Sound of Music), Sally Bowles (Cabaret), Nellie Forbush (South Pacific), Donna Sheridan (Mamma Mia!) and countless others have left an indelible impression on the Broadway stage.  Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director Stephen DeAngelis, five of Broadway’s finest female vocalists celebrate the roles and musical selections from Classic and Contemporary Broadway that underscore the leading lady’s influence on ‘The Great Bright Way”. Scheduled performers are: Darlesia Cearcy (Erzulie in Once on This Island; The Book of Mormon; The Color Purple; Ragtime; Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed; The Goodbye Girl), Drama Desk Award recipient  Lisa Howard (Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee; Tammy in Escape to Margaritaville; Jenny Steinberg in It Shoulda Been You; South Pacific; 9 to 5; Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Brennyn Lark(Catherine Parr in the Broadway production of Six The Musical; Eponine in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables; Deena Jones in the London West End revival of Dreamgirls), Elizabeth Teeter (Lydia Deetz in Beetlejuice The Musical; Jane Banks in Mary Poppins) and Alysha Umphress (Hildy in On the Town; On a Clear Day You Can See Forever; Bring It On! The Musical; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; American Idiot). Musical Director/Accompanist will be  Rachel Dean. The concert will include musical selections from   Six The Musical; Les Miserables; Funny Girl; The Sound of Music; Beetlejuice; Once on This Island; Grease; The Lion King; The Light in the Piazza; On The Town; Next to Normal; Smokey Joe’s Café and more!!! Join us for what is certain to be a “must see’ event for musical theatre lovers of all ages.


(Musical Director/Accompanist) is a New York City-based composer, pianist, and music director. She is a rehearsal pianist for the Broadway companies of Hamilton and Moulin Rouge! The Musical as well as a staff pianist at NYU Steinhardt. Most recently, she was music director and arranger for a virtual benefit for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Billy Rose Theatre Division featuring artists such as Stephanie J. Block, Annaleigh Ashford, and Alex Brightman. An ASCAP award recipient, Rachel’s work has been performed in New York (including Lincoln Center), Miami, Tokyo, Ohio, Arizona, Michigan, and New Jersey. Musicals in development include The Anxiety Project (with David Brush), Medusa (with Wes Braver), and The Ballad of Janis Matthews and the Dodo Scouts (with Giancarlo Rodaz). Rachel is a member of ASCAP, Local 802 AFM, and the Dramatists’ Guild.



(Producer/Host) has produced over 300 different Broadway concerts at venues in New York and across the United States featuring a multitude of Broadway stars including many Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winners and nominees, stars from hit television series and films whose roots are on stage and Broadway's fastest rising young performers. Throughout his career, he has worked with over 100,000 performers across all entertainment mediums. He is also the Producing Artistic Director and Host of At This Performance... ,  the critically acclaimed concert series that has showcased the talents of  over 1100 Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates since October 2003. His work as a Producer of the ongoing series was acknowledged in BroadwayWorld's List of "Best Club, Cabaret and Concert". He has cast over 3600 network television and radio commercials for Manhattan's leading advertising agencies and has contributed to many historic and award-winning spots and campaigns including many which have been recognized with Platinum, Gold and Silver Lions at Cannes. Stephen also cast the six-time Emmy Award nominated Playhouse Disney series “Johnny and the Sprites” which was seen on the Disney Channel. His work has been seen in New York and regionally in over 300 theatrical productions for companies as well as numerous festival showcases, developmental workshops and readings. Stephen is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and has staged musicals in major theatres across the country in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Dallas and St. Louis and throughout New York and New England. Stephen is the Producing Artistic Director of the new Pocono Center for the Arts which is  scheduled to open in early 2024. He has worked with Actors, Singers, Dancers, Directors, Choreographers, Composers, Lyricists and Playwrights who have been recognized with the following distinctions across all mediums: 263 Tony Award wins, 863 Tony Award nominations, 262 Drama Desk Award wins, 976 Drama Desk Award, nominations, 32 Drama League Award wins, 208 Drama League Award nominations, 197 Primetime Emmy Award wins, 843 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, 129 Daytime Emmy Award wins, 487 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, 53 Academy Award wins, 159 Academy Award nominations, 23 Olivier Award wins, 77 Olivier Award nominations, 145 Grammy Award wins, 454 Grammy Award nominations, 109 Golden Globe Award wins, 366 Golden Globe Award nominations, 5 Pulitzer Prize wins, 8 Pulitzer Prize Award nominations and 8 Kennedy Center Honors recipients.

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