2007 News Archive - Hugh-Panaro.Net

January 1, 2007

First update of 2007!  There are several new photos of Hugh in the Gallery!  Thank you to Ashley for providing photos from Hugh appearance at ShowChoir Camp of American in Decatur, Illinois.  The pictures have been added to the Candids and Concert pages. 


January 8, 2007

 A small, but very promising update on Hugh Panaro's solo album - as of today, it is tentatively set for release this summer!  Any additional news will be posted here the moment it becomes available!

Click here to read more about this long-awaited project

Several additional photos of Hugh as Martin Guerre have been added.  There's also an addition to the Media page.

For those of you who are members of Facebook.com, there is an unofficial community there for Hugh Panaro fans. 

Hugh Panaro group at Facebook

And don't forget to visit and "friend" the Official Hugh Panaro MySpace page if you have no done so already!

Hugh Panaro - Official MySpace page    


January 16, 2007

Some additional photos of Hugh Panaro at the Bucks County Cabaret performance and the Panarophiles Memory Quilt presentation will be added to the Gallery later today.


January 18, 2007

The Gallery has been updated as promised in the January 16 news item, though a day later than planned.  Also, the layout of many Gallery pages, including the Candids and Concerts pages is being changed to make browsing and viewing easier.

As of today, HPN is the first result returned when searching "hugh panaro" at Google.  Thanks to everyone who has visited!

Also, a link to a new German fan site has been added to the Links page.


January 19, 2007

For University of Findlay students:

Hugh Panaro will be appearing as a Kirk Musical Theatre guest artist on January 28 at 8 p.m., WTS Auditiorium


January 24, 2007

Additional information on Hugh's appearance at the University of Findlay.  The event is open to the public and tickets are $10 each.  For more details, please check the official page from Findlay:

An Evening With Hugh Panaro

The press release features a previously unseen picture of Hugh from the 2005 Lestat photoshoot.


January 29, 2007

A quick greeting from Hugh after his concert in Findlay, Ohio...many thanks to Anne for hooking us up with this video!

Hugh Panaro in concert

Let your spirit start to soar...Hugh Panaro thrills his audience at the University of Findlay with a perfect "The Music of the Night."

Hugh Panaro in concert


February 2, 2007

Hugh will be one of the performers at the Birdland on West 44th Street as part of The Leading Men II concert on Monday evening.  Unfortunately, the benefit show is already sold out, but $50 bar seats will be sold at the door if space is available. 

The Leading Men II

At last, a transcript of Hugh Panaro's exclusive interview for HPN has been posted.  Thanks again, Anne, for typing this!

Hugh Panaro - The Seattle Interview

Direct link to transcript

Also, several new pictures from Hugh's appearance at the University of Findlay have been added to the Fan Photos page.


February 6, 2007

Hugh Panaro gave a beautiful performance at The Leading Men II concert held at Birdland Jazz Club last night.  He dedicated "Right Before My Eyes" to J.C. Sheets, a former Jean Valjean understudy, longtime dresser at The Phantom of the Opera, and friend, who passed away suddenly the previous day.

After the show, he braved the subzero wind-chill outside the Club to record a short video greeting for HPN.

Apologies for the darkness of the video; there wasn't much light outside the club.

Also, check the Media and Candids page for some new additions.

Hugh mentioned that a fall release date is more likely for his solo album.


February 7, 2007

Some gorgeous photographs of Hugh Panaro at The Leading Men II concert on Monday night!

Hugh Panaro at Birdland Jazz Club

The pictures have been added to the Concert and Candids pages of the Gallery.


February 8, 2007

 Almost nineteen months to the day after this site was launched, Hugh-Panaro.net has passed 200,000 visits!  Many thanks to everyone who has helped to make this site a success for Hugh! 

Hugh will be featured in the duet "If We Were In Love" on the album, "Simply Barbra" to be released April 11.

Click here for more details from Playbill.com    


February 12, 2007

Hugh Panaro will be a performer in the Broadway Musicals of 1938 on March 26.  The concert, which will also feature Aaron Lazar, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Barbara Walsh, and Christiane Noll, will be directed by Hugh's former Side Show co-star Emily Skinner.

The concert will be held at Town Hall on West 43rd Street.

Ticketmaster.com

For additional information:

Broadway.com

Theatermania.com

Broadwayworld.com

Playbill.com     


February 15, 2007

Another small photo of Hugh singing "Right Before My Eyes" at the February 5 Leading Men II concert.

from Playbill.com's Photo Call


February 19, 2007

Best wishes to Hugh on his birthday!


February 21, 2007

Pardon the mess!  The navigation links at the left of each page are getting a make-over and several pages being consolidated.  The changes should be completed within the next twenty-fours hours. 

 Just another reminder that Hugh will appear in next month's Broadway Musicals of 1938 concert at Town Hall.  Tickets are still available, but getting limited.

Ticketmaster.com


February 22, 2007

Hugh will join Betty Buckley, Kate Burton, Lisa Vroman, Josh Strickland, Jenn Gambatese, Chester Gregory, and other stage stars for the Broadway For Medicine gala benefit to be held on March 12 at the New York City Center.  The event is in support of The National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction (http://www.nffr.org), a group which works with children who have craniofacial differences.

For ticket information, please see:

www.nycitycenter.org


February 24, 2007

IMPORTANT SITE MAINTENANCE

Hugh-Panaro.net will be off-line for several hours tonight as the hosting company transfers its servers to to a new location.  The site, along with the message board and e-mail, will be be unavailable beginning at 11 p.m. tonight through 3. a.m. (EST).


February 26, 2007

The server transfer seems to have been completed with no problems.  The site, message board, and e-mail were not affected by the change.

Some new items have been added to the Links page.


February 27, 2007

Hugh Panaro's portrayal of the Opera Ghost in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical got a very unexpected (but well-deserved) bit of praise in a most unlikely place - an column on the Daytona 500 in the Daytona News Journal's on-line edition!

"Some say it was the greatest acting job since Hugh Panaro's role in "Phantom of the Opera."

NewsJournalOnline


March 2, 2007

A reminder that Hugh will be one of the artists featured on Steven Brinberg's CD, Simply Barbra Duets which is set for release next month.  More details will be posted as they're available and, when the CD is released, an ordering link will be added to the site.


March 7, 2007

Condolences to the family of Fred Kareman, one of Hugh Panaro's former acting teachers.  Mr. Kareman passed away on February 25.

Playbill.com


March 8, 2007

A page for the Great Expectations workshop that Hugh did several years ago in Los Angeles has been added to the site.  It includes a video montage of the workshop and two very lovely songs, "I Trust My Heart" and "This Old House" (a duet with Patti Cohenour)

Click here to visit the new page


March 9, 2007

Two pictures of Hugh Panaro as Raoul de Chagny will be added to The Phantom of the Opera page of the site later.


March 12, 2007

Hugh Panaro will be performing tonight at the Broadway For Medicine benefit concert at City Center.

www.nycitycenter.org

And, don't forget, on March 26, Hugh will be one of the performers in the Broadway Musicals of 1938 concert at Town Hall on March 26.  The concert, which will also feature Aaron Lazar, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Barbara Walsh, and Christiane Noll, will be directed by Hugh's former Side Show co-star Emily Skinner.

Ticketmaster.com


March 13, 2007

Last night's Broadway For Medicine concert at the New York City Center was a lovely success, raising $1,000,000 for the National Foundation For Facial Reconstruction.  Following fantastic performances by Mimi Hines, Josh Strickland, Jenn Gambatese, Chester Gregory II, Donna McKechnie, Betty Buckley, and many other Broadway stars, Hugh Panaro and Lisa Vroman closed the show with a stunning performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Make Our Garden Grow."

Catching up with Hugh for a few minutes after the show was wonderful as always.  He seems quite excited about the Broadway Musicals of 1938 concert at Town Hall on March 26.  Please see the banner at the bottom of the page or yesterday's update for details.

Some photos of Hugh from his pre-Broadway regional theatre days will be added to the Gallery shortly! 


March 14, 2007

Some more performers have been added to the March 26 Broadway Musicals of 1938 concert at Town Hall.  In addition to Hugh, the line-up now includes Andy Blankenbuehler, Ray McLeod, Connie Pachl, Martin Vidnovic, Sarah Uriarte, Aaron Lazar, Barbara Walsh, and Emily Skinner.

Tickets are limited, but still available. 

Ticketmaster.com

For more details, please visit

Broadwayworld.com update

Playbill.com

www.the-townhall-nyc.org

Still more press photos from Monday night's Broadway For Medicine benefit have been added to the Candids page of the Gallery.

As promised, several photos of Hugh in early roles have been added here.  Many thanks to Sherri for providing them!


March 19, 2007

Hugh Panaro is scheduled to appear at the Lincoln Square Barnes & Noble on May 9 as part of the Any Wednesday series.  He and Karen Mason will be guest starring with Stephen Brinberg.  More details will be posted here as they become available. 


April 15, 2007

Several new photos have been added to the Candids and Fan Photos sections of the HPN Gallery.  Thanks again to Jan and Jack!


April 18, 2007

Don't forget - Hugh Panaro and Debbie Gravitte will be joing Marvin Hamlisch and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for The Great American Songbook concerts this weekend - April 20 and 21.  For details and tickets:

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra         


April 21, 2007

A short, but very good review of Hugh's performance last night in Buffalo:

Panaro sang a lovely “Bring Him Home,” from “Les Mis.” His handling of the initial octave leap was admirable, and he ended the song in a faultless falsetto. As Hamlisch bluntly told us, “If you don’t cry in this song, get out of the theater.”

from the Buffalo News


April 22, 2007

Hugh recently joined Kristin Chenoweth in the studio to record "Tonight" for The West Side Story Tribute Album.  It's due for release in August.

Hugh Panaro and Kristin Chenoweth

Hugh and Kristin

Hugh Panaro, Kristin Chenoweth, and Nathan Gunn

Hugh, Kristin, and Nathan Gunn

For more information:

Kristin Pairs Up For Two New CDs


April 23, 2007

IMPORTANT UPDATE - Hugh has withdrawn from the July 21 concert with Anne Runolfsson and Marvin Hamlisch.  Aaron Lazar will be taking his place.  Additional details will be posted as soon as possible.

If you have purchased and received your tickets, but would like a refund, please write to:

Patron Services, Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road,Vienna, VA 22182                                                                                              

Include a note stating your reason for requesting a refund, your confirmation #, phone #, and address.         


April 25, 2007

The message board is temporarily unavailable due to a minor error with the HTML code.  We're working to get it back up later today.


April 26, 2007

The issue with the message board has been resolved and the board is up and running again with no loss of posts.  Also, an optional new color scheme for the board is in the works!


April 27, 2007

A quick follow-up regarding Wolf Trap tickets:

If you would like to request a refund, please mail your tickets no later than May 25, 2007 to:

Wolf Trap Ticket Services, NSO - Refund, 1645 Trap Rd. Vienna, VA 22182

If you have any questions, please contact Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1868.

If you had selected "Will Call" or the option to print tickets at home, please contact Wolf Trap directly.


April 30, 2007

MAJOR UPDATE:  Hugh Panaro will be one of four Broadway stars touring Europe this summer with Barbra Streisand.  Join him on the tour will be Michael Arden, Sean McDermott, and Peter Lockyer.

A new page has been added here:

Hugh on tour with Barbra

Updates and additional details will be added as they become available.  The new banner above also links to it. 

In the meantime, there are lovely interviews with Hugh, Michael, Sean, and Peter here:

Broadwayworld.com

Please note, that Hugh Panaro will not be appearing at Barnes & Noble on May 9 as originally scheduled.  The event, promoting Steven Brinberg's Simply Barbra Duets album is still scheduled to take place as part of the Any Wednesday series at the Lincoln Square location.


May 2, 2007

The new photo of Hugh featured in the banner above has been added to the Headshot page of our Gallery.


May 4, 2007

According to a recent article on Kristin Chenoweth, the West Side Story tribute album mentioned in our April 22 update will be released on August 7.

Playbill.com

Also, a second London date - July 22 - has been added to the Barbra Streisand tour.  Any additional dates will be added to the site as they are announced. 

Note:  Both London performances are already sold out.


May 5, 2007

The site's Biography has been updated with a new profile of Hugh. 

Also, Rome and Barcelona dates for the Barbra Streisand tour have not yet been confirmed.


May 6, 2007

Links to six of Hugh's songs that are available on iTunes have been added to the Recordings page of the site.

Eurydice Meets Hermes - duet with Louise Cloutier

It Never Was You

 The Way You Look Tonight

It Only Takes A Moment

We'll Go Away Together - duet with Melissa Dye

 You Are Love - duet with Dale Kristien


May 8, 2007

Due to a minor software error, visitor stats to the site were, for approximately six months, underreported.  The glitch has been    corrected and back data recovered.  And we're thrilled to announce that Hugh-Panaro.net has passed a quarter of a million visits!  Many thanks to everyone who has stopped by, contributed photos, joined in the conversation at the message board, and otherwise helped the site to grow!


May 9, 2007

The Rome date for the Barbra Streisand tour has been announced - Stadio Flaminio on June 15th, 2007


May 11, 2007

A bit of "spring cleaning" is going on at HPN.  All the Gallery pages are now using the same layout with thumbnails for easier viewing.  Several pages - including Les Miserables, Fan Photos, Martin Guerre, Headshots, and Concerts - have new pictures added.

Hugh Panaro


May 16, 2007

A third (and final) London date has been added to the Barbra Streisand tour - July 25.


May 23, 2007

Another date has been added to the Barbra Streisand tour - July 4 at The Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.


May 24, 2007

Hugh-Panaro.net passes 300,000 visits!


May 26, 2007

Please note that the June 15 Rome stop of the Barbra Streisand tour has been canceled.  A finalized tour schedule is expected to be released soon.

For more information on the cancellation, please visit BarbraTour News


May 27, 2007

The July 10 Nice stop of the Barbra Streisand tour has been removed from the schedule.

The tour will open June 18 in Zurich, Switzerland at the Hallenstadion.


May 29, 2007

Two more dates for the Barbra Streisand tour - June 30 at Waldbuhne in Berlin and July 10 at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England.

An adorable picture of Hugh Panaro with former The Phantom of the Opera costar, Sandra Joseph, at a 2004 Broadway Barks event has been added to the Candids page of the Gallery

Also several new photos have been added to both Fan Photo pages.

Hugh Panaro with Sandra Joseph at Broadway Barks


May 30, 2007

Several new photos of Hugh as Bobby have been added to the Company photos page.  There is also a new Show Boat picture on the Other Stage Roles page of the HPN Gallery.

Hugh Panaro with Bobbi Kotula in Company


June 6, 2007

A Hugh Panaro fan group has been started at deviantART.com and it's been added to the Links page.


June 8, 2007

Meet Barbra's "Broadway boys"

Broadwayworld.com - They're Leavin' On a Jet Plane

Photos from a sit-down at Sardi's have been added to a new gallery on HPN's Barbra Streisand tour page.

And stay tuned for a live interview with Hugh, Sean McDermott, Peter Lockyer, and Michael Arden to be broadcast on BroadwayWorld.com TV on the tour's opening night, June 18!


June 10, 2007

Images have been added to the Side Show, Martin Guerre, Fan Photo, and Les Miserables pages of the Gallery.


June 17, 2007

Tomorrow, the Barbra Streisand European concert tour kicks off in Zurich.  Hugh Panaro, Michael Arden, Peter Lockyer, and Sean McDermott were interviewed at Sardis about the tour and the video will appear on BroadwayWorld TV tomorrow as part of their coverage of "the Broadway boys."  Don't forget to watch!

BroadwayWorld.TV


June 18, 2007

It's opening night in Zurich for the Barbra Streisand concert tour.  Lots of love and best wishes to Hugh!


June 19, 2007

Several pictures of Hugh performing with Barbra on the opening night in Zurich have been added to the site.  Grazie to Sylvia for sharing these!

(Peter Lockyer, Hugh Panaro, Sean McDermott, and Michael Arden on stage with Barbra Streisand)

Click here for the rest of the pictures.


June 20, 2007

The BroadwayWorld TV interview with Hugh Panaro, Michael Arden, Peter Lockyer, and Sean McDermott that was previously announced for June 18 is expected to be posted later this week.


June 21, 2007

The Barbra Streisand tour plays at Schoenbrunn in Vienna tonight.

And the BroadwayWorld.com interview with Hugh Panaro and the others is now on-line!

Broadway Guys Tour With Barbra - Part I

Update:  According to Barbratour.blogspot.com, tonight's performance in Vienna has been postponed until tomorrow night due to storms.


June 22, 2007

Part Two of BWW's interview with Hugh, Michael, Peter, and Sean is now posted.

Broadway Guys Tour With Barbra - Part II


June 23, 2007

Hugh checked in from Vienna last night after a concert that went on despite some stormy weather.  He says they'll all be leaving for Paris today and that he's "in complete love" with Barbra's dog, Sammie!


June 26, 2007

The Barbra Streisand tour plays in Paris tonight.


June 27, 2007

There's a glimpse of Hugh and the other "Broadway boys" on stage with Barbra in this video clip from a Swiss news report.  The next stop will be Berlin on June 30.


June 30, 2007

The Leading Men - Streisand's "Boys" from Playbill.com

Q: As a leading man, is it tough subsuming yourself in the group dynamic?                                                                          
Panaro: It's not really because one thing that the four of us do pretty naturally, which comes from performing as a soloist or a leading man, is duets. I sang so many duets. You watch someone's mouth and your consonants and vowels, your phrasing…At the risk of sounding crass, it's like good sex. You really pay attention to your partner, what you're giving and what you're getting. The four of us really watch each other and tune into each other. I think being part of a group is rewarding, especially when you get four voices in harmony. It's beautiful! Especially if you're four voices moving as one. I sang in concert choir in college [and] at Carnegie Hall. When you're part of a group, there's a certain camaraderie and a power with four guys, a lot more power than just one. If there was one a-hole in the group, you might feel differently, but everybody's great and everybody pulls their weight. I love making music, and that's kind of what we're doing.

The tour plays Berlin tonight.


July 2, 2007

The July 4 stop of the Barbra Streisand tour in Stockholm has been canceled.


July 3, 2007

Thanks to Craig at Barbratour.Blogspot.com and Albert at BarbraStreisand.cat for this photo from the Paris concert.


July 6, 2007

Another photo of Hugh and the "Broadway Boys" performing in Paris has been added to the Barbra Streisand tour page and another banner has been added to the Links page.


July 12, 2007

We've added a blog!  hughpanarodotnet.blogspot.com will have a weekly round-up of news about Hugh Panaro and HPN, along with performance announcements and other updates as they become available.  Items posted there are picked up by Google's blog search.


July 16, 2007

New pictures from Dublin have been added to the Barbra Streisand tour page.  Thanks to Paul Walker and "Doonsie" for them!


July 18, 2007

A new sketch of Hugh has been added to the Fan Art page of the Hugh-Panaro.net Gallery

The Barbra Streisand tour played London this evening.  Two more concerts left!


July 29, 2007

New photos of the final performance of the Barbra Streisand tour in London have been added to the site and that page's galleries are being reorganized.  Thanks to Donna (Doonsie) for sharing them! Expect some video links to be added here soon, too.

HPN's second "birthday" is coming up soon.  The site "went live" on August 12, 2005, but it was two years ago tonight that we first asked Hugh about doing a little site for him.  What a wonderful adventure it's been!


August 3, 2007

Additional information is now available for A Place For Us - A Tribute To 50 Years of West Side Story.  Earlier this year, Hugh Panaro recorded a new version of "Tonight" for this CD along with Kristin Chenoweth. 

The album, which also includes tracks by Julie Andrews, Johnny Mathis, Dave Brubeck, Art Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Joshua Bell, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andre Previn, Eldar, and Canadian Brass, will be released on September 4.

It is now available for pre-order and a link has been added to the Recordings page.

 Click here to order A Place For Us from Amazon.com

Cover art and additional details will be posted as they become available.


August 10, 2007

A Hugh Panaro fan group has been added to last.fm:

Hugh Panaro at last.fm


August 12, 2007

Today marks a very special anniversary for Hugh-Panaro.net.  It was two years ago today that this web site first "went live" at its original URL, panarophiles.net.

Click here to see how the site look at the beginning.

Ah, nostalgia! 

The site will always be a "work in progress" and continue to grow, documenting and keeping visitors information on Hugh's career...past, present, and future.

Many thanks to everyone who has visited and supported this site for Hugh.  And, especially, thanks to Hugh for letting us be here for him and for being so very sweet about it.

Please stop by and "celebrate" with us at our message board.

What an amazing (and, sometimes, crazy) two years it has been!


August 17, 2007

The page layouts at HPN are being redone to make navigating the site easier.  A few items and links may be moved or down temporarily as each page is converted.  Don't worry - it's temporary. 


August 26, 2007

A 1990 headshot and a poster for The Kennedy Center's 2002 production of Sweeney Todd (which featured Hugh as Anthony) have been added to the Gallery.

Also, the Links page has been updated.


August 29, 2007

A lovely photo of Hugh performing at the 2001 Evening Stars On Stage concert to benefit BC/EFA has been added to the Concert page of the HPN Gallery.


August 30, 2007

Another photo from An Evening With Hugh Panaro at the University of Findlay (January 2007) has been added to the Concert page of the Gallery.


August 31, 2007

Still more photos - two each from The Leading Men II and Broadway For Medicine - have been added to the Concert page of the Gallery.

Also, several more Links have been added.


September 4, 2007

"A Place For Us" the West Side Story 50th anniversary CD featuring a brand new recording of "Tonight" sung by Kristin Chenoweth and Hugh Panaro is now available in stores and on iTunes.  Also, the original cast recording of Side Show is now available on iTunes.

A Place For Us - Tonight - Hugh Panaro & Kristin Chenoweth (iTunes)

Side Show - original cast recording (iTunes)

Both links have been added to the Recordings page.


September 5, 2007

Two photos of Hugh in A Little Night Music during the 1986-87 season at Studio Arena in Buffalo have been added to the Stage Roles section of the Gallery.


September 6, 2007

Many, many thanks to violist Martha Mooke for sharing this little video with us.  It's a brief, but very cute glimpse of Hugh Panaro and the Broadway Boys backstage on the opening night of the Barbra Streisand tour.

Click here to download  (WMV)

Click here to download (Quicktime)


September 15, 2007

Playbill.com ran a short article about the newly released A Place For Us album, including a mention of Hugh's recording of "Tonight" with Kristin Chenoweth.

Click here to read


September 17, 2007

For those of you who'd like to see Hugh's brief appearance on Law & Order, the episode will be on television this week.

Friday - September, 21 - 2:00 PM - TNT (Eastern) - Law & Order (Faccia a Faccia)


September 21, 2007

A quick housekeeping note - we're adjusting the font and a few minor format details.  So, for the next few days, some of the pages might not match each other. 

For those attending the annual Broadway Flea Market on Sunday, a DVD of The Leading Men II concert will be available for $25 to benefit BC/EFA.  Filmed at Birdland Jazz Club earlier this year and hosted by John Tartaglia, it features performances by a number of amazingly talented stars including Daniel Reichard, Perry Ojeda, Jim Caruso, Seth Rudetsky, and Adam Jacobs, as well as Hugh's beautiful "Right Before My Eyes."

We're checking into availability for those of you too far from the NYC Metro area to purchase the DVD in person this weekend.

Norm Lewis and Hugh Panaro at The Leading Men II

A couple more pictures from the event by Linda Lenzi will be added to the site Gallery later today.  Many thanks to Wayman Wong for sending them.


September 24, 2007

If you are interested in purchasing The Leading Men II DVD featuring Hugh's wonderful performance of "Right Before My Eyes," an order form is now available to purchase the DVD through Broadway Beat.

http://www.broadwaybeat.com/BCEFAorder.jpg    


September 29, 2007

Hugh will be appearing along with Ivan Rutherford and Tamra Hayden in "The Heart of Broadway" concert as part of The Signature Symphony's Pops Series at Van Trease Performing Arts Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 26 and 27..

Click here for ticket information


October 1, 2007

It was two years ago tonight that Hugh gave his final performance in the title role in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

Thanks to Jan for this photo and several from the curtain call.  They'll be added to The Phantom of the Opera page later today.

Also, all photos and other material for The Leading Men II concert that Hugh took part in back in February are now on a page of their own.  If you haven't ordered a copy of the DVD yet, please do!  It's a wonderful concert which includes Hugh's touching performance of "Right Before My Eyes."  If you missed the show or didn't get to see Lestat, here's your chance to hear the song that was written just for Hugh by Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin and to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with your purchase.


October 6, 2007

The Fan Art page has been updated.  As always, if you have any fan art or fan photos to share, please e-mail us.  We'd love to include them on the site.


October 9, 2007

Several new Links have been added.


October 13, 2007

Just a quick update on the concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Hugh will be performing with Nat Chandler and Tamra Hayden.  Nat will be replacing Ivan Rutherford. 

"The Heart of Broadway" concert, a part of The Signature Symphony's Pops Series, will be at Van Trease Performing Arts Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 26 and 27..

Click here for ticket information


October 21, 2007

If you're in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, don't forget that Hugh will be performing in concert with Nat Chandler and Tamra Hayden this week.

Click here for additional information

October 14, 2007

A Hugh Panaro group has been added to the new site, BroadwaySpace.com

Hugh at BroadwaySpace


October 24, 2007

The start date for our special memorabilia auction for BC/EFA has been set.  Items will be listed at eBay beginning on November 2.  To see what items are going to be offered, please click here.  Check out our news item at BroadwayWorld, too.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=22398


October 16, 2007

Today marks ten years since Side Show opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.  Happy "anniversary" to the creative team and cast of this wonderful little show.

Also, new pictures have been added to The Phantom of the Opera and Fan Photo pages.


October 20, 2007

Special update!

Hugh-Panaro.net will soon be launching a special auction to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  The auction will included theatre memorabilia autographed by Hugh, including a t-shirt worn by him in concert. 

Click here to preview the items

We'll be announcing the auction date and linking that page directly to items for you to bid on.  In the meantime, please support the project by spreading the word at your own web site, MySpace, LiveJournal, Facebook, or blog.  Feel free to use the banners provided and link back to the HPN.


October 26, 2007

This picture of Hugh and his former The Phantom of the Opera leading lady, Sandra Joseph at the 2004 Broadway Barks in Schubert Alley will be added to the Gallery later today.


November 1, 2007

Don't forget!  Our special auction for BC/EFA begins this weekend!


November 2, 2007

Our auction for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has begun with the first two items now listed!

Side Show - Opening Night Song - Click here to place a bid at eBay

Hugh's dressing room slider from Lestat - Click here to place a bid at eBay

Keep checking back here for the remaining items as they are listed and other updates!


November 3, 2007

The second set of items has been added to our BC/EFA auction.

Signed Show People magazine featuring Hugh and his dog Soot - Click here to place a bid at eBay

Signed flyer from Show Boat - Click here to place a bid at eBay

Full set of prop notes from The Phantom of the Opera - Click here to place a bid at eBay


November 4, 2007

The final two items have been listed in our auction for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Hugh's Phantom t-shirt - Click here to place a bid at eBay

Hugh's opening night present from Lestat - Click here to place a bid at eBay


November 7, 2007

Thank you to Matt Locker for sending us this photo.  It's been added to the Candids page of the Gallery.

As always, if you have any photos to share, we'd love to include them on the site.  So, please e-mail!

And don't forget about our BC/EFA auction.  Bidding for the first items will end in less than two days!    


November 8, 2007

Just a reminder that bidding on the first items in our BC/EFA auction will be ending tomorrow.

Another photo has been added to the Candids page of the Gallery.

Peter Lockyer, Sean McDermott, Liz Callaway, Hugh Panaro, and Michael Arden in rehearsal for this past summer's Barbra Streisand tour.  From www.lizcallaway.com


November 10, 2007

Several new links have been added to the site.

Tomorrow is the final day of our BC/EFA auction.  The final two items are:

Hugh's Phantom t-shirt - Click here to place a bid at eBay

Hugh's opening night present from Lestat - Click here to place a bid at eBay


November 15, 2007

We're thrilled to announce the result of our recent auction in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  The final total from the auction is $861.  Many thanks to everyone who took part!

Also, if you'd like to help continue HPN's support of BC/EFA, please click here.


November 12, 2007

Due to the current strike that has closed most musicals and plays, Broadway Cares is losing thousands of dollars in donations that would normally have been raised during their annual November fund collection at shows.  Please, help them out by making a donation through this site.  Please see our BC/EFA page for more information.

Many thanks to photographer Maryann Lopinto for sharing some excellent pictures with us. 

They've been added to The Leading Men II, Concerts, and Candids page of the Gallery.   


November 27, 2007

The full recording of the 2000 workshop of Great Expectations featuring Hugh is now available for listening on-line.  Please see our Great Expectations page for the link and track list.


December 1, 2007

Hugh will be performing with the Annapolis Symphony on December 14 as part of The Broadway Tenors concert

Click here for details and tickets


December 14, 2007

Hugh will be singing in The Broadway Tenors concert with Sal Viviano and Jonathan Dokuchitz at the Annapolis Symphony tonight!

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December 15, 2007

The first photos from last night's concert in Annapolis are in and more are coming soon!  In the meantime, the first two are posted here at the HPN message board.

Click here for the Annapolis concert thread

If you were at the concert and have photos to share, please let us know.  E-mail or join our message board!


December 16, 2007

Once again, thank you to Jan and Jack for providing us with great photos!  The new pictures have been added to the Candids and Panarophiles Quilt sections of the HPN Gallery.


December 19, 2007

The fan photos section of the Gallery has been updated with pictures from the concert in Annapolis and Hugh's concert at the University of Findlay earlier this year.  As always, if you have stage door or backstage photos with Hugh from any show, we would love to include them on the site.  Please e-mail us!


December 20, 2007

Hugh Panaro will join Patti Goble for a pair of Broadway concerts with the Louisville Symphony on March 6 and March 8, 2008.

Click here for details and ticket information    


December 21, 2007

More pictures from after The Broadway Tenors concert on December 14 have been added to the Candids page of the HPN Gallery.  Once again, thanks to Jan for the pictures.


December 22, 2007

Hometown Annapolis has a nice review of last week's Broadway Tenor's concert.

"But the funniest number (and the one that had my stomach growling for nourishment) was Mr. Panaro's heartfelt and ardent love song to Sara Lee. I was doing fine until he started listing all of her baked and frosted delights; then I lost it, and compulsively ate my program."

Click here to read the full review at hometownannapolis.com    

 

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