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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, April 29, 2012 - Sunday, April 29, 2012. Catch up below!

1) BROADWAY RECALL: Gone, But Still Nominated
by Michael Dale - April 29, 2012

Some highlights from closed productions that have been receiving award nominations for the 2011-12 season. (more...)


2) STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Inside MAME Dress Rehearsal with Louise Pitre!
by Stage Tube - April 29, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals will "coax the blues right out ‘a the horn" with its much-anticipated new production of MAME. The bold and brassy musical comedy will runs now through July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be May 9, 2012.] Check out a sneak peek into last night's - April 28 - dress rehearsal for MAME. Watch the video below! (more...)


3) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/29- RENT
by Stage Tube - April 29, 2012

Today in 1996, Rent opened at the Nederlander Theatre, where it ran for 5123 performances. Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run. (more...)


4) Petition Launches to Reinstate Drama Desk Orchestration Category
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2012

Now, a change.org petition has launched to bring the category back, with 1545 signatures at press time including well known industry members like Lin-Manuel Miranda, George Stiles, Larry Hochman, Alex Lacamoire, Lea Salonga, Larry Blank, Ann Harada, Marc Shaiman, Celia-Keenan Bolger, Kate Shindle, Jerry Mitchell, Patti Murin, Liz Caplan, Ted Sperling, Rob Sher, Adam Pascal among many other artists, musicians and fans. (more...)


5) Petition Launches to Reinstate Drama Desk Orchestration Category
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2012

Now, a change.org petition has launched to bring the category back, with 1545 signatures at press time including well known industry members like Lin-Manuel Miranda, George Stiles, Larry Hochman, Alex Lacamoire, Lea Salonga, Larry Blank, Ann Harada, Marc Shaiman, Celia-Keenan Bolger, Kate Shindle, Jerry Mitchell, Patti Murin, Liz Caplan, Ted Sperling, Rob Sher, Adam Pascal among many other artists, musicians and fans. (more...)


6) MARY POPPINS Holds Autism-Friendly Performance Today, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2012

TDF’s Autism Theater Initiative presents autism-friendly performances of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins today, April 29, at 1pm, at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd, Street, NYC) and Disney’s The Lion King on Sunday, September 30, at 1pm, at the Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway, NYC). These performances illustrate TDF’s commitment to continuing to present autism-friendly performances in New York City. TDF is also available to consult with other theatre organizations across the United States who would like to present their own autism-friendly performances. (more...)


7) Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite for 'When Everything Was Possible' Concert Tonight, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2012

James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas present Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments), for one night only tonight, April 29th (7:30pm) at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They are joined by a thirteen-piece band (Michael Rafter, Music Director), playing new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick. Larry Moss directs, with musical staging by Joshua Bergasse (“Smash”). Carolyn Wong provides lighting design, with sound design by Leon Rothenberg and projection design by Telegraphicmedia. (more...)


8) Andrew Rannells to Guest-Star on HBO's GIRLS Tonight, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells will guest star on the HBO comedy, GIRLS, tonight, April 29. (more...)


9) BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE Teams Up with TA-DA! Youth Theater for IT'S UP TO YOU Anti-Bullying Forum, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2012

TADA! YOUTH THEATER presents, in conjunction with the now-playing world premiere musical UP TO YOU, IT’S UP TO YOU, a open forum event on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 11am to discuss bullying through leadership, moderated by Miss New York Kaitlin Monte and featuring a special opening number from BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE (http://bwaypride.org). The event is free, and parents and kids are especially encouraged to attend. Miss New York Kaitlin Monte has spent the year engaging discussion in schools and working with State Senator Klein to create legislative reform. Reservations can be made at www.tadatheater.com. (more...)


10) Beth Leavel, Jenn Colella, et al. End Run in NC Theatre's STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Closing Tonight, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2012

Tony Award-winning actress and Raleigh native, Beth Leavel, stars as ‘M’Lynn’ in North Carolina Theatre's production of Steel Magnolias. The play ends its run tonight, April 29, in A.J. Fletcher Theater at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)


11) BWW's On This Day - April 29, 2012
by - April 29, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


12) Jonathan Pryce Ends Run in Columbus Premiere of THE CARETAKER Today, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2012

Jonathan Pryce, a Tony Award-winning veteran of stage and screen, leads Harold Pinter’s acclaimed play, The Caretaker, produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions/Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, through tonight, April 29. (more...)


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