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July 2014

Janine plays Pearl Kantrowitz in the workshop of the new musical, A Walk on the Moon, based on the film of the same title.  The workshop takes place at New York Stage and Film at Vassar College, and is directed by Michael Greif with music by Paul Scott Goodman and book and additional lyrics by Pamela Gray (who also wrote the screenplay).  Click here for information.

Check out Janine's latest feature on Playbill.com!

May-June 2014

Janine plays Claire in the contemporary musical, Ordinary Days, directed by Matthew Gardner, at the Roundhouse Theatre in Bethesda, MD. Click here for information. 

May 2014

Janine plays Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes: In Concert! with the Indianapolis Symphony, conducted by Jack Everly. Click here for more information. 

April 2014

Janine is pleased to be involved with a fundraising campaign called "Live Below The Line" which raises money to fight extreme poverty.  For 5 days, Janine will live on $1.50 a day- the shockingly small amount that many in this world live on regularly.  Please donate to Janine's page to help fight extreme poverty through Opportunity International! Donate here. 

March 2014

Janine shoots feature film, Boychoir, playing the role of Sally, opposite Josh Lucas.  The film stars Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard, and Josh Lucas. Billed as a feel-good drama, the film is about Stet, a troubled, angry, 11 year old orphan from small town Texas, who ends up at the American Boychoir School back east after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master (Dustin Hoffman) who recognizes a unique talent in the young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.  For more information on IMDB click here.

February 2014

Janine headlines in An Evening with Kander and Ebb with the Edmonton Symphony in Alberta, Canada. Fellow performers include Tony Award Winner, Beth Leavel, and Nikki Renee Daniels. Janine's solo numbers include "Mein Herr" and "Roxie."

December 2013-February 2014

Janine headlines in the Broadway Rox Casino Tour!

December 2013

Janine performs "A Completely Different Place" written by friends Benj Pasek and Chris Cooley at the D-Lounge.  The evening features standout songs by former and current BMI students.  Click here for information!

December 2013

Janine performs as a special guest artist at the Farewell Concert at the Bucks County Playhouse for friend and newly appointed President of Lincoln Center, Jed Bernstein. Click here for information. 

December 2013

Janine reprises her role of Jean in the new musical, May Day: A Musical About Life After War, written by Jason Hart and Dimitri Landrain, at The Manhattan Theatre Showcase. Click here for information.

October 2013-November 2013

Janine heads to China to perform in concert with Broadway Rox!

September 2013

Janine reprises her role of Nadia in the industry readings of new musical, Damascus Square.

September 2013

Janine plays Gina in the industry reading of The First Gentlemen, written by Bret Simmons and David Howard, directed by Nick Demos, and music directed by Ethan Propp.  Click here for more information!

August 29, 2013

Janine performs in Broadway Ballyhoo at the Laurie Beecham Theatre.

August 2013

Janine shoots a print advertisement for Mercedes Benz.

July 31, 2013

Janine debuts her solo cabaret show,  Blonde Ammunition, at 54 Below! The concert features folk, pop, and jazz music and tells the story of "Italian girl's journey as she navigates her way through a sea of Blondes." Blonde Ammunition is produced by director and producer, Kenny Howard, and the Broadway Consortium LLC, and music directed by the awesome Michael J. Moritz, complete with a great band. Read the Playbill.com press release here and read the Broadwayworld.com press release here.  

Click here for tickets!   

June-July 2013

Janine joins the cast of The World Goes Round at Bucks County Playhouse.  The cast features Emily Skinner, Tom Hewitt, Michelle Aravena, and David Josephsberg and is directed by Don Stephenson and music directed by Phil Reno. Click here for more information! 

June 2013

Janine plays herself in the four person musical comedy, Portion Control, Zombies, and Other First World Problems. Click here to listen to several song selections! 

June 2013

After a successful run at TUTS in Houston, Spamalot opens at Kansas City Starlight.  The show is directed and choreographed by Marc Robin.  Janine plays Lady of the Lake.  Click here for tickets! 

June 2013

Janine and fellow Broadway actor and Kansas native, Brian Sears, discuss Spamalot and the great performance opportunities they had as kids growing up in Kansas.  Watch the interview on Kansas City Live, hosted by Michelle Davidson, here.

May 2013

Janine, Tom Hewitt, and Musical Director, Jeff Rizzo are guests on The Front Row, Houston's NPR Arts Broadcast, hosted by Bob Stevenson. They talk about Spamalot, and Janine sings "The Diva's Lament (Whatever Happened to My Part)" as part of the program.  Listen to the program here

May 2013

Janine visits KPRC Local 2 in Houston to talk about Spamalot on the local news (photo with meteorologist, Anthony Yanez).  Click here for information.

May 2013

Janine and Tom Hewitt are guests on Great Day Houston hosted by Deborah Duncan.  They talk about Spamalot and Janine tries Spam for the first time (cooked by America's Next Great Restaurant, Joey Galuzzi)! Click here to watch the interview.  Click here to watch Janine try Spam Grilled Cheese (if you dare).

April-June 2013

Janine plays Lady of the Lake in Monty Python's Spamalot opposite Tom Hewitt as King Arthur at Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) in Houston TX.  She will then reprise the role in Kansas City, Missouri at the Kansas City Starlight Theatre.  

April 2013

Janine records the demo for Portion Control, Zombies, and Other First World Problems by Stuart McMeans and Tom Stuart.  Listen to "Aim of Love" here.

April 2013

Janine plays Nancy Kerrigan in the reading of the new rock opera comedy, Tonya and Nancy, based upon the 1994 figure skating scandal.

April 2013

Janine partakes in the developmental reading of the four-person comedy, Portion Control and Other First World Problems, written by Stuart McMeans and Tom Stuart.

March 2013

Janine is thrilled to announce she will be joining Ireland's premier young tenor, Paul Byrom, of Celtic Thunder, for his PBS concert special which will air over Christmas 2013!  Click here to check out Paul Byrom!

March 2013

Janine plays Mary Mills in the York Theatre Company's Happy Hunting, as part of the Musicals in Mufti series- directed by David Glenn Armstrong.  Click here for more information.

March 2013

Janine performs with the cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Barnes and Noble Cast Recording Release/Signing.  Click here for information.

March 2013

Janine plays Morgan in the reading of Frank Wildhorn's newest work, Excalibur, directed by Francesca Zambello, with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Robin Lerner, and book by Ivan Menchell.  Click here for more information. (photo with Frank Wildhorn).

February 13-14, 2013

Janine plays Rosa Bud in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

February 11, 2013

Janine represents the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood as she sings "Writing on the Wall," at Imus on Broadway hosted by the New York Post's Michael Riedel and held at The Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. The evening benefits the Imus Ranch for Kids suffering from cancer.

February 8-10, 2012

Janine plays the title role of Drood in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

January 2013

Janine travels to Charlotte, NC and Orlando, FL to represent The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Roundabout Theatre Company at the National Touring Association Conventions.  Click here to watch Janine perform at the convention in Charlotte.

December 22nd & 23rd, 2012

Janine debuts in the title role of Edwin Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood on Broadway.

December 2012

Janine (aka "Diva J") performs in Andy Karl's insane music video parody, Bustle Fluffah, featuring the entire cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  Click here to watch!

December 2012

Janine records the Broadway cast album of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, produced by DRG records.

December 2012

Janine performs in Curtains Up for A Cure, the annual benefit for the Huntington's Disease Society of America at Playwright's Horizons. Click here for information and tickets.

November 2012

The Mystery of Edwin Drood opens on Broadway!  Click here for tickets.

October 2012

Janine records with the cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood on Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids holiday CD, Carols for a Cure.  The CD features holiday songs performed by current Broadway casts and other entertainment personalities.  All proceeds go to BC/EFA.  Click here to purchase.

September 2012

Janine records original songs written by Philip Springer, composer of the infamous holiday song, Santa Baby.  

September 2012

Janine attends The Roundabout Theatre Company's opening night of If There Is, I Haven't Found It Yet starring Jake Gyllenhaal.  Click here to view album.

September 2012

Janine begins rehearsals for the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, directed by Scott Ellis. Janine plays Miss Isabel Yearsley.  The show begins previews on October 19, 2012 and opens on November 13, 2012.

August 2012

Janine records voice-overs for the Best Life Electronic Cigarettes promotional video campaign.  You can listen to the clips by visiting the website.  Click here.

August 2012-September 2012

Janine heads to the Tony Award winning Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA to play Robin in the new musical, The Break, written by Scott Davenport Richards and Michele Lowe, and directed by Shirley Serotsky.  The Break is presented through the 21/24 Signature Lab.

August 2012

Janine is honored with the "Alumni Award" at the 20th Anniversary Gala of Music Theatre For Young People of Kansas City.

August 2012

Janine headlines at Broadway Ballyhoo at Feinsten's in NYC.  Scott Siegel produces and hosts the event.

July 2012

Janine performs at the New York Music Theatre Festival's new work concert.  She performs the song "Nebraska" from the new show May Day, written by Dimitri Landrain and Jason Hart.

July 2012

Janine returns to be a guest instructor at University of Michigan's summer program, MPulse.  Brent Wagner chairs the program.

July 2012

Janine headlines in the Broadway Ballyhoo series opener at Feinstein's at Loews Regency in NYC.  Scott Siegel produces and hosts.

July 2012

Janine records more demo recordings for Houdini.  Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar) is also featured on the new demo.

July 2012

Anything Goes closes on Broadway.

July 2012

Janine plays Nadia, wife of Mossad spy, in the industry reading of Damascus Square at the Metropolitan Room in NYC.  The reading featured Tovah Feldshuh, Bradley Dean, and Etai Benshlomo.

June 2012

Janine debuts in the starring role of Reno Sweeney in the Broadway production of Anything Goes, directed by Kathleen Marshall.

June 2012

Janine shoots a commercial/print advertisement for Brother Sewing.

June 2012

Janine performs in Broadway By The Year, 1987 at Town Hall in NYC.  The evening featured the talents of Ron Bohmer (Les Miserables), Kerry O'Malley (On A Clear Day You Can See Forever), Santino Fontana (The Importance Of Being Earnest, Cinderella), and Jeffry Denman (White Christmas).  Marc Kudisch directed the concert, Ross Patterson music directed, and producer, Scott Siegel, hosted the evening.

May 2012

Janine begins performances in the Broadway production of Anything Goes, directed by Kathleen Marshall.

April 2012

Janine plays Nadia, wife of Mossad spy, in the industry reading of Damascus Square.

March 2012

Janine stars as Hannie in Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's Roadside, directed by David Glenn Armstrong, at the York Theatre as part of the Tom Jones Series at The York.  Members of the cast included Nick Wyman (Les Miserables and President of Actors' Equity), Jamie LaVerdiere, and Ed Watts (The Fantasticks, Scandalous).

January 2012-February 2012

Janine travels to Vero Beach, Florida to perform in And The World Goes Round at the Riverside Theatre, directed by DJ Salisbury (Chix 6) and music directed by Kim Steiner.

November 2011

Janine travels to Los Angeles to take part in a special night dedicated to Camille DesJardins, an inspiration young girl with cerebral palsy.  The evening took place at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, and Janine performed a series of Disney songs for the evening entitled, Happily Ever After.  Angie Canuel hosted, and other performers included Victor Hawks (Les Miserables, South Pacific, Construction (film)).

September 2011-October 2011

Janine plays Penelope in the Araca Group/ Araca Project produced, Odyssey, directed by Matt Britten.  Cast members included Eddie Korbich (The Little Mermaid) and Colleen Zenk (As The World Turns).

July 2011

Janine is invited to be a guest instructor at The University of Michigan's summer program, MPulse, chaired by Brent Wagner.

July 2011

Janine is invited to be a guest instructor at the summer intensive, Broadway Comes to Denver in Denver, CO.

June 2011

Janine plays Bess Houdini in the 29-hour reading of Houdini, directed by Gabriele Barre.  

May 2011

Janine returns from nearly a year-long stint playing Elizabeth in the First National Tour of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, directed by Susan Stroman.