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STAGE TUBE: Lady Gaga Celebrates SOUND OF MUSIC's 50th Anniversary with Impressive TributeSTAGE TUBE: Lady Gaga Celebrates SOUND OF MUSIC's 50th Anniversary with Impressive Tribute
Posted: Feb. 22, 2015


Granddaughter of Maria Von Trapp Calls Gaga's OSCAR Performance 'Exquisite'Granddaughter of Maria Von Trapp Calls Gaga's OSCAR Performance 'Exquisite'
Posted: Feb. 26, 2015


STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick Open Oscars with 'Moving Pictures'STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick Open Oscars with 'Moving Pictures'
Posted: Feb. 22, 2015


ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Cancels Saturday Night Show Due to Ill Peter Gallagher; Kristin Chenoweth Performs for Sold Out AudienceON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Cancels Saturday Night Show Due to Ill Peter Gallagher; Kristin Chenoweth Performs for Sold Out Audience
Posted: Feb. 21, 2015


STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel, Glom Gazingo Bury the Hatchet at OscarsSTAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel, Glom Gazingo Bury the Hatchet at Oscars
Posted: Feb. 22, 2015


BWW TV: Inside Rehearsal for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Spring Run at Paper Mill Playhouse!BWW TV: Inside Rehearsal for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Spring Run at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Posted: Feb. 24, 2015


Ricky Martin Named First Judge of New Music Competition LA BANDA; Premiering SeptemberRicky Martin Named First Judge of New Music Competition LA BANDA; Premiering September
Posted: Feb. 20, 2015


BREAKING NEWS: It's Official, HAMILTON Sets Broadway Dates for July Previews, August OpeningBREAKING NEWS: It's Official, HAMILTON Sets Broadway Dates for July Previews, August Opening
Posted: Feb. 24, 2015


Academy Issue Statement on Joan Rivers Omission from 'In Memoriam' TributeAcademy Issue Statement on Joan Rivers Omission from 'In Memoriam' Tribute
Posted: Feb. 23, 2015


Lea Michele, Darren Criss & More In Group Photo Of Cast & Crew At GLEE FinaleLea Michele, Darren Criss & More In Group Photo Of Cast & Crew At GLEE Finale
Posted: Feb. 21, 2015


VIDEO: Watch Funny or Die's Live Action Adaptation of Disney's FROZENVIDEO: Watch Funny or Die's Live Action Adaptation of Disney's FROZEN
Posted: Feb. 20, 2015


Exclusive Photo Flash: More of Vanessa Hudgens & Company of Broadway-Bound GIGI; Box Office Opens Today!Exclusive Photo Flash: More of Vanessa Hudgens & Company of Broadway-Bound GIGI; Box Office Opens Today!
Posted: Feb. 23, 2015


FLASH FRIDAY: Broadway, Baby! Darren Criss Goes From GLEE To Glam In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCHFLASH FRIDAY: Broadway, Baby! Darren Criss Goes From GLEE To Glam In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
Posted: Feb. 20, 2015


Darren Criss Says Goodbye To GLEE With Emotional Message To FansDarren Criss Says Goodbye To GLEE With Emotional Message To Fans
Posted: Feb. 22, 2015


Sneak Peek Of Matthew Morrison Singing FINDING NEVERLAND At Oscars PartySneak Peek Of Matthew Morrison Singing FINDING NEVERLAND At Oscars Party
Posted: Feb. 22, 2015


Neil Patrick Harris Responds to His OSCARS CriticsNeil Patrick Harris Responds to His OSCARS Critics
Posted: Feb. 23, 2015


Barbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET to Screen via National Theatre Live This FallBarbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET to Screen via National Theatre Live This Fall
Posted: Feb. 19, 2015


Broadway Veteran Krysta Rodriguez Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Founds New Fashion BlogBroadway Veteran Krysta Rodriguez Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Founds New Fashion Blog
Posted: Feb. 19, 2015


Lady Gaga Joins Cast of Next Installment of AMERICAN HORROR STORY!Lady Gaga Joins Cast of Next Installment of AMERICAN HORROR STORY!
Posted: Feb. 25, 2015


BWW TV: Carole King Attends BEAUTIFUL's West End Opening; Performs at Curtain Call!BWW TV: Carole King Attends BEAUTIFUL's West End Opening; Performs at Curtain Call!
by BroadwayWorld TV (UK / West End)

(2/26/2015) - The West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, opened on 24 February 2014 at the Aldwych Theatre, London. Directed by Marc Bruni, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical has book by Douglas McGrath with words and music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Click below to watch Carole King's surprise appearance during the opening night curtain call, plus hear her thoughts on the performance!


BWW Interview: Neve McIntosh of NYTW's THE EVENTS and DOCTOR WHOBWW Interview: Neve McIntosh of NYTW's THE EVENTS and DOCTOR WHO
by Adrienne Onofri

(2/26/2015) - The Scottish actress, well-known on stage and screen in the U.K., is making her U.S. debut in the fact-based off-Broadway drama.


Photo Flash: First Look at Soho Rep.'s AN OCTOROON, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Soho Rep.'s AN OCTOROON, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/26/2015) - Theatre for A New Audience presents Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's widely acclaimed play, directed by Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, Soho Rep, has played to sold out houses since previews began on February 14 and as a result of strong ticket sales, has added eight additional performances. Originally scheduled to end its run on March 8, An Octoroon will now play through March 15 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Opening night is tonight, February 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


BWW Reviews: Paulo Szot's Bossa Nova is Too Heavy at 54 BELOWBWW Reviews: Paulo Szot's Bossa Nova is Too Heavy at 54 BELOW
by David Clarke (New York City)

(2/26/2015) - Celebrating the centennial of Frank Sinatra, Paulo Szot returns to 54 BELOW with a brand new show inspired by Antonio Carlos Jobim, the founding father of bossa nova. Unfortunately, the end product is not the enchanted evening we'd expect from the Tony Award winner.


John Legend, Rita Ora, Nick Jonas, Matthew Morrison & More Will Perform on FINDING NEVERLAND Album!John Legend, Rita Ora, Nick Jonas, Matthew Morrison & More Will Perform on FINDING NEVERLAND Album!
by BWW News Desk

(2/26/2015) - Performances of Finding Neverland begin Sunday, March 15 at the Lunt Fonatnne Theatre, followed by an official opening night slated for Wednesday, April 15. According to Billboard, a slew of music stars will contribute to the musical's upcoming compilation album- Finding Neverland (Songs from the Musical), which will be released on April 21. Not only will the album feature performances by stars Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer, and Laura Michelle Kelly, but John Legend, Rita Ora, Nick Jonas, and more. Additional performers will be announced soon.


Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ARTPhoto Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(2/26/2015) - Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) presents This Is Modern Art (based on true events) written by acclaimed playwright and hip-hop artist Idris Goodwin (Blackademics, How We Got On) and 'Louder Than A Bomb' founder Kevin Coval. Directed by Lisa Portes, this world premiere production concludes SYA's 2014/15 season, which explores the theme, 'Create a Movement: The Art of Revolution.' This Is Modern Art (based on true events) runs now through March 14, 2015 in the Downstairs Theatre. The press performance is on Saturday, February 28 at 3pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Matthew Morrison & More In New Rehearsal Photos Of FINDING NEVERLANDMatthew Morrison & More In New Rehearsal Photos Of FINDING NEVERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro

(2/26/2015) - Preview an enchanting new tune from Finding Neverland!


Idina Menzel Invites FROZEN Fans to Take 'Snowman Challenge' to Support A BroaderWay FoundationIdina Menzel Invites FROZEN Fans to Take 'Snowman Challenge' to Support A BroaderWay Foundation
by BWW News Desk

(2/26/2015) - Not only does Idina Menzel have a powerhouse voice, but also a powerhouse heart! Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs started A BroaderWay Foundation dedicated to empowering inner city girls through arts-based activities and education. For many - when they think of snowmen - they think of Idina. For that reason, Idina invites everyone to build a snowman to enable a dream!


First Look At Mandy Patinkin & Taylor Mac In THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH In DallasFirst Look At Mandy Patinkin & Taylor Mac In THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH In Dallas
by Pat Cerasaro

(2/26/2015) - Mandy Patinkin returns to the stage!


Broadway's WOLF HALL Offering Separate Tickets to Parts 1 & 2; $27 Student TixBroadway's WOLF HALL Offering Separate Tickets to Parts 1 & 2; $27 Student Tix
by BWW News Desk

(2/26/2015) - Producers of the Broadway transfer of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 have announced that starting February 27, 2015, patrons will be able to purchase each part of the theatrical event individually.


BWW TV: Watch Highlights from John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at Signature Theatre!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at Signature Theatre!
by BroadwayWorld TV (Washington, DC)

(2/26/2015) - Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Kid Victory, a new musical from legendary composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl). The production began performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre on February 17. It will play for five weeks, through March 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


VIDEO: Watch Disney's INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray Trailer with Meryl Streep's Deleted Song 'She'll Be Back'VIDEO: Watch Disney's INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray Trailer with Meryl Streep's Deleted Song 'She'll Be Back'
by Movies News Desk

(2/26/2015) - INTO THE WOODS arrived in movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and both the Blu-ray and DVD editions are now available for pre-order, as well as a HD digital download, set to be released on March 24, with new information on the bonus features now available. Disney just unveiled a new trailer for the Blu-ray edition, featuring Meryl Steep performing Stephen Sondheim's new song 'She'll Be Back', not featured in the theatrical version. Watch below!


Photo Flash: First Look at Larry David & More in FISH IN THE DARK on Broadway!Photo Flash: First Look at Larry David & More in FISH IN THE DARK on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk

(2/26/2015) - FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is Thursday, March 5. The comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, also stars Rita Wilson, Rosie Perez, Jayne Houdyshell, Ben Shenkman and Lewis J. Stadlen, heading a cast of 18, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!


Photo Flash: PARKS AND REC's Jim O'Heir Visits TACT's ABUNDANCE Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: PARKS AND REC's Jim O'Heir Visits TACT's ABUNDANCE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/26/2015) - 'Parks and Recreation' cast member Jim O'Heir (who played Jerry Gergich) came to see TACT/The Actors Company Theatre's production of ABUNDANCE last night, February 25. Turns out, O'Heir has worked with three out of the five cast members and loved the show. Scroll down for a photo!


Photo Flash: First Look at Kander & Pierce's New Musical KID VICTORY at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Kander & Pierce's New Musical KID VICTORY at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Washington, DC)

(2/26/2015) - Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Kid Victory, a new musical from legendary composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl). The production began performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre on February 17. It will play for five weeks, through March 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS to Close This SundayYork Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS to Close This Sunday
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/26/2015) - The York Theatre Company world premiere production of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody) concludes its limited engagement this Sunday afternoon, March 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).


BWW Reviews: Opposites Attract in FIRST DATEBWW Reviews: Opposites Attract in FIRST DATE
by Jimmy Ferraro (Tampa)

(2/26/2015) - If you want to have a few laughs with a story that takes a contemporary look at dating in 2015, "FIRST DATE" is the new little musical for you!


BWW Review: Talented Cast Shows there Is More than Science to Mad Cow's PHOTOGRAPH 51BWW Review: Talented Cast Shows there Is More than Science to Mad Cow's PHOTOGRAPH 51
by Matt Tamanini (Orlando)

(2/26/2015) - In the last two years, Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre has assumed the mantle as one of the Southeast's leaders in producing 'Science Plays.' In addition to their Second Annual Science Play Festival, which begins Friday, February 27th, the Church Street theatre recently premiered Anna Ziegler's affecting play PHOTOGRAPH 51, about the race to discover the structure of DNA. On first blush, such a technical topic doesn't seem like the most obvious choice for a compelling drama, but what Ziegler and director Denise Gillman obviously understand is that a good play, no matter its subject, is best when focused on human relationships and emotions. PHOTOGRAPH 51, which seems as if it was written for Mad Cow's intimate Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre, provides plenty of science, but truly excels when the actors pull back the layers on their characters' intricacies.


Joan Allen Boards Jenna Bans' Upcoming ABC Drama PilotJoan Allen Boards Jenna Bans' Upcoming ABC Drama Pilot
by TV News Desk

(2/26/2015) - According to Deadline, stage and screen veteran Joan Allen has signed on for Jenna Bans' upcoming, untitled ABC drama.


BWW Reviews: Sam Bass Offers Charming, Quirky Look at Family With TABLE SETTINGSBWW Reviews: Sam Bass Offers Charming, Quirky Look at Family With TABLE SETTINGS
by Jeff Davis (Austin)

(2/26/2015) - There isn't much to say about the idea of the American Family that hasn't already been said, but as Table Settings proves, it's not what you say but how you say that matters. The joyous comedy, written by James Lapine and directed by Frank Benge, ops for episodes and sketches rather than a linear plot to give us a glimpse into the lives of a surnameless Jewish family, and each slice of life placed on the table is more delicious than the last.


BWW Reviews: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Aldwych Theatre, February 25 2015BWW Reviews: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Aldwych Theatre, February 25 2015
by Gary Naylor (UK / West End)

(2/26/2015) - Gary Naylor sees a deluxe jukebox musical that delivers fantastic entertainment through great songs and a magnificent central performance.


Steve Harvey to Host 13th Annual Neighborhood Awards in AtlantaSteve Harvey to Host 13th Annual Neighborhood Awards in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk (Atlanta)

(2/26/2015) - Steve Harvey, EMMY winning talk show and Family Feud host and star of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, is excited to announce the 13th Annual Neighborhood Awards and Neighborhood Awards Weekend! The Ford Neighborhood Awards hosted by Steve Harvey and four-day signature experience filled with star entertainment, the college expo, film and TV screenings, and more, are returning to Atlanta, GA for a second year, August 6-9, 2015. Tickets for all of the weekend events go on-sale Friday, February 27th at 10 am EST.


VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Larry David to Talk FISH IN THE DARK & More on '60 Minutes'VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Larry David to Talk FISH IN THE DARK & More on '60 Minutes'
by TV News Desk

(2/26/2015) - David shows plenty of confidence acting each night in previews of his own hit comedy play, "Fish in the Dark," which opens on Broadway next week. But he tells Rose of his childhood, where he says he never joined anything and his mother showed little faith in him.


Christian Borle & Brian D'Arcy James Talk SMASH Reunion In Rehearsal For SOMETHING ROTTEN!Christian Borle & Brian D'Arcy James Talk SMASH Reunion In Rehearsal For SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by Pat Cerasaro

(2/26/2015) - Something Rotten! features a SMASH-tastic reunion of two familiar faces!


Northwestern Professor David E. Tolchinsky Named 'Best Director' at Theater FestivalNorthwestern Professor David E. Tolchinsky Named 'Best Director' at Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(2/26/2015) - In his debut as both a theatre director and a playwright, Northwestern University Professor David E. Tolchinsky was named 'best director' at the Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival for his autobiographical dramatic comedy 'Where's the Rest of Me?'


ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Update - Peter Gallagher Remains Out Due to Illness; Hopeful for Return TomorrowON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Update - Peter Gallagher Remains Out Due to Illness; Hopeful for Return Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk

(2/26/2015) - As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Saturday evening's performance of On the Twentieth Century was canceled due to an ill Peter Gallagher. Understudy James Moye has stepped into the role of 'Oscar Jaffe' since. BroadwayWorld has just learned that Gallagher will remain out of the show tonight, but a representative for the production told BroadwayWord that he is 'hopeful he will back tomorrow.'


CATCH ME IF YOU CAN to Run 3/13-22 at USMCATCH ME IF YOU CAN to Run 3/13-22 at USM
by BWW News Desk (Maine)

(2/26/2015) - Frank Abagnale Jr. can be anything he dreams when he grows up if he doesn't get caught first! The University of Southern Maine (USM) Department of Theatre and School of Music will present the Maine premiere of the musical "Catch Me If You Can," March 13-22, in Russell Hall on the USM Gorham campus.


WaterTower Theatre to Host Young Professionals Launch Event, 3/6WaterTower Theatre to Host Young Professionals Launch Event, 3/6
by BWW News Desk (Dallas)

(2/26/2015) - Terry Martin, Producing Artistic Director, today announced details of the Young Professionals for WaterTower Theatre (YP4WTT) launch event on Friday, March 6, 2015.


Canadian Stage & Theatre francais de Toronto to Offer Special Performance of KISS & CRY in 2016Canadian Stage & Theatre francais de Toronto to Offer Special Performance of KISS & CRY in 2016
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(2/26/2015) - Canadian Stage and Theatre francais de Toronto (TfT) announced that a special French performance of audience favourite, Kiss & Cry will be presented on Feb. 5, 2016 at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E). The performance is part of Kiss & Cry's limited 4-show run (Feb. 4 to 7, 2016) in Canadian Stage's 2015.16 season, and will feature English subtitles. All other performances will be presented in English.


Musicals Tonight Sets Cast for HAZEL FLAGG at Lion Theatre; Performances Begin Next MonthMusicals Tonight Sets Cast for HAZEL FLAGG at Lion Theatre; Performances Begin Next Month
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/26/2015) - Hazel Flagg has a book by Ben Hecht, lyrics by Bob Hilliard, and music by Jule Styne.


BWW Reviews: EVIDENCE Triumphs at The Secret TheaterBWW Reviews: EVIDENCE Triumphs at The Secret Theater
by Matt Hanson (Dance - New York City)

(2/26/2015) - Juan Michael Porter II introduced Evidence: the baldwin suite with a truly majestic eloquence, his face radiant with pride as he intoned the name James Baldwin.


BWW Preview: The Smith Center Presents Broadway Las Vegas 2015-16BWW Preview: The Smith Center Presents Broadway Las Vegas 2015-16
by Ellen Sterling (Las Vegas)

(2/26/2015) - Las Vegas' Smith Center for the Performing Arts is an extraordinary place. It's diverse programs encompass just about all of the performing arts. The building, designed by David M. Schwartz is a Neo Art Deco design and features a 47-bell carillon housed in a 17-story carillon tower. The design, Schwartz said at the opening, was chosen to echo the design elements of Hoover Dam, located 30 miles away. It is the first performing arts center in the United States to be Gold LEED certified. After three years of planning and construction, it opened on March 10, 2012.


Las Vegas Bull to Host March Badness Mechanical Bull Riding CompetitionLas Vegas Bull to Host March Badness Mechanical Bull Riding Competition
by BWW News Desk (Las Vegas)

(2/26/2015) - Las Vegas Bull at Town Square Las Vegas will celebrate March with its own special battle of the brackets, the March Badness Mechanical Bull Riding Competition. Every Saturday in March, men and women are invited to compete for weekly $100 cash prizes and the chance to participate in the Saturday, March 28 championship, where the last man and last woman to be bucked off the bull will walk away with $1,000 each.


THE HAPPY FAMILY Begins in April at Theater RowTHE HAPPY FAMILY Begins in April at Theater Row
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/26/2015) - Rosendorf One Productions has announced that it will present THE HAPPY FAMILY, a multi-layered dark comedy that centers around three couples whose lives are provocatively intertwined with scandalous results, April 2nd - May 9th at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd St. Written by Christopher B. Latro and directed by Anna Bamberger, the production will have its official opening on Wednesday, April 8th at 8pm.




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