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This Just In! Idina Menzel Announces Summer 2015 World Tour; Check Out the Full Schedule for North America!This Just In! Idina Menzel Announces Summer 2015 World Tour; Check Out the Full Schedule for North America!
Posted: Nov. 24, 2014


WICKED Movie Update - Producer Marc Platt Shares Update on the Film's DevelopmentWICKED Movie Update - Producer Marc Platt Shares Update on the Film's Development
Posted: Nov. 23, 2014


NBC's TODAY Visits Cast of PETER PAN LIVE, Idina Menzel Performs, 12/1NBC's TODAY Visits Cast of PETER PAN LIVE, Idina Menzel Performs, 12/1
Posted: Nov. 26, 2014


BWW TV: First Look - Meryl Streep Sings 'Stay With Me' from INTO THE WOODS!BWW TV: First Look - Meryl Streep Sings 'Stay With Me' from INTO THE WOODS!
Posted: Nov. 22, 2014


PETER PAN LIVE's Tinkerbell to Be Portrayed by 'Point of Light'; More Secrets Revealed!PETER PAN LIVE's Tinkerbell to Be Portrayed by 'Point of Light'; More Secrets Revealed!
Posted: Nov. 26, 2014


Ariana Grande Performs, Pitbull Hosts the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS Tonight on ABCAriana Grande Performs, Pitbull Hosts the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS Tonight on ABC
Posted: Nov. 23, 2014


DANCING WITH THE STARS-The Finals! 11/24 Recap; FULL RESULTS!DANCING WITH THE STARS-The Finals! 11/24 Recap; FULL RESULTS!
Posted: Nov. 24, 2014


VIDEO: First Look - New INTO THE WOODS Motion Poster Featuring Anna Kendrick!VIDEO: First Look - New INTO THE WOODS Motion Poster Featuring Anna Kendrick!
Posted: Nov. 26, 2014


Broadway Song List Revealed for 88th Annual MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE!Broadway Song List Revealed for 88th Annual MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE!
Posted: Nov. 25, 2014


Photo Flash: First Look - Kelli O'Hara, Christian Borle & More in Costume for PETER PAN LIVE!Photo Flash: First Look - Kelli O'Hara, Christian Borle & More in Costume for PETER PAN LIVE!
Posted: Nov. 21, 2014


VIDEO: Quvenzhane Wallis & ANNIE Cast Perform 'Hard Knock Life' on DWTSVIDEO: Quvenzhane Wallis & ANNIE Cast Perform 'Hard Knock Life' on DWTS
Posted: Nov. 25, 2014


BWW:UK Awards 2014: MISS SAIGON Sweeps The Board!BWW:UK Awards 2014: MISS SAIGON Sweeps The Board!
Posted: Nov. 27, 2014


BWW TV: First Look - James Corden & Emily Blunt Meet The Witch in New INTO THE WOODS Clip!BWW TV: First Look - James Corden & Emily Blunt Meet The Witch in New INTO THE WOODS Clip!
Posted: Nov. 22, 2014


Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: What Did We Learn from THE MAKING OF PETER PAN LIVE!?Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: What Did We Learn from THE MAKING OF PETER PAN LIVE!?
Posted: Nov. 26, 2014


VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Tap Dances His Way to a Perfect Score on DWTSVIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Tap Dances His Way to a Perfect Score on DWTS
Posted: Nov. 25, 2014


Breaking News: Tony Winner Jessie Mueller to Star in Broadway Bound WAITRESS Musical?Breaking News: Tony Winner Jessie Mueller to Star in Broadway Bound WAITRESS Musical?
Posted: Nov. 27, 2014


Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE's Top-10 Perform 11/24; Full Results! Coaches Over-Produce Artistry Out of ContestantsSpoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE's Top-10 Perform 11/24; Full Results! Coaches Over-Produce Artistry Out of Contestants
Posted: Nov. 24, 2014


BWW TV Watch Live: All the Stars of the INTO THE WOODS MOVIE Participate in Livestream Q&A at 9:30PM EST, 6:30PM PST - Right Here!BWW TV Watch Live: All the Stars of the INTO THE WOODS MOVIE Participate in Livestream Q&A at 9:30PM EST, 6:30PM PST - Right Here!
Posted: Nov. 22, 2014


James Corden On The Popularity Of INTO THE WOODS: 'It's So Many People's Favorite Musical'James Corden On The Popularity Of INTO THE WOODS: 'It's So Many People's Favorite Musical'
Posted: Nov. 24, 2014


Breaking News: Sting to Join the Cast of THE LAST SHIP on BroadwayBreaking News: Sting to Join the Cast of THE LAST SHIP on Broadway
Posted: Nov. 23, 2014


Photo Flash: First Look at Artist Rep's BLITHE SPIRITPhoto Flash: First Look at Artist Rep's BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk (Portland)

(11/28/2014) - Having already extending the run of the show twice, Artists Rep will present Noel Coward's elegantly comedic classic, Blithe Spirit, this holiday season. This production is directed by Christopher Liam Moore, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival company member, who directed our 2013 hit comedy Red Herring, and who recently returned from a stint on Broadway with the Tony Award-winning All the Way. Blithe Spirit starts previews November 25 and has already been EXTENDED through January 4. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the show below!


BWW Reviews: NEWSIES Dances Away with the Benedum CenterBWW Reviews: NEWSIES Dances Away with the Benedum Center
by Greg Kerestan (Pittsburgh)

(11/28/2014) - It's not the movie you loved to hate- this 'Newsies' is a whole new take on Disney's cult classic.


Photo Flash: Ben Fankhauser, Michael Mendez, and More in MILES AND ME LabPhoto Flash: Ben Fankhauser, Michael Mendez, and More in MILES AND ME Lab
by BWW News Desk

(11/28/2014) - On Monday, November 24 at 8pm, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) hosted a developmental reading of MILES & ME, a new musical with Book and Lyrics by Kendell Pinkney, and Music by Danny Abosch (Fancy Nancy, Placebo). The reading will feature Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Michael Mendez (Chaplin), and Jill Abramovitz (Cinderella) along with Jenny Rose Baker, Ally Bonino, Eric Stephenson, Jessica Kahkoska, Michael Fidalgo, and Michael Lapinsky. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the show below!


Duke City Rep Presents ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH, 12/04-21Duke City Rep Presents ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH, 12/04-21
by BWW News Desk (Albuquerque)

(11/28/2014) - Seven-year-old Lucy Lesprit lands the biggest role of her career at St. Catherine's Academy-the whistle solo in the upcoming Christmas Extravaganza-when tragedy strikes, Dec. 4-21. A well-aimed hockey puck takes out Lucy's two front teeth, and the coveted Christmas Trophy she and her classmates seek to win every year now hangs in jeopardy.


British Author P.D. James Dies at 94British Author P.D. James Dies at 94
by BWW News Desk

(11/28/2014) - Author P.D. James died at her home in Oxford, England on Thursday, Nov. 27. She was 94.


N'Kenge to Return to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Following Maternity LeaveN'Kenge to Return to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Following Maternity Leave
by BWW News Desk

(11/28/2014) - MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's N'Kenge returns to Broadway Tuesday, Dec. 2 in the role of Mary Wells which she originated.


BWW Exclusive: A First Look at The Second City Live with the Toronto Symphony OrchestraBWW Exclusive: A First Look at The Second City Live with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
by Racheal McCaig (Toronto)

(11/28/2014) - The Second City and the Toronto Symphony are coming together for a comedic classical collaboration that strikes the perfect chord. But for the Second City performers taking the stage this weekend at Roy Thompson Hall, they've found working with the symphony does come with some challenges.


BWW Does Black Friday- Win Four Free Tickets to Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKERBWW Does Black Friday- Win Four Free Tickets to Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER
by Katricia Lang (Houston)

(11/28/2014) - WIN Four FREE TICKETS to Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER!


BWW Reviews: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMASBWW Reviews: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Kristen Hirsch Montag (St. Paul)

(11/28/2014) - IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is a tap dancing good time at the theatre. The classic movie-made-into-a-musical has plenty of charms, but it truly shines when Jeremy Benton & Kaitlyn Davidson are dancing.


BWW Personality Quiz: Which Broadway Family Should You Spend Your Next Thanksgiving With?BWW Personality Quiz: Which Broadway Family Should You Spend Your Next Thanksgiving With?
by Louisa Brady

(11/28/2014) - Was your Thanksgiving unsatisfactory? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend Thanksgiving with a different group of people? Look no further - your answer is right here in this week's Thanksgiving-themed quiz!


Legendary Puppeteer Bob Baker Dies at Age 90Legendary Puppeteer Bob Baker Dies at Age 90
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(11/28/2014) - Legendary puppeteer Bob Baker died today of natural causes. Baker was 90.


Exclusive Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA Cast Brings a Little Christmas to Carols For A Cure!Exclusive Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA Cast Brings a Little Christmas to Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

(11/28/2014) - BroadwayWorld is excited to continue our exclusive photo coverage of the recording sessions for this year's album with the cast of Cinderella who sing 'Christmas Cinderella.' Check out photos of cast members Judy Kaye, Sherri Shepard and more below!


Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Reveals INTO THE WOODS SecretsCostume Designer Colleen Atwood Reveals INTO THE WOODS Secrets
by Movies News Desk

(11/28/2014) - In the December 5th issue of The Hollywood Reporter, costume designer Colleen Atwood (Broadway's Breakfast at Tiffanys, 2002's Chicago) reveals secrets and a sketch from her work in Rob Marshall's highly anticipated film, INTO THE WOODS.


BWW REVIEW: BAD JEWS Set Off Sparks at SpeakEasy StageBWW REVIEW: BAD JEWS Set Off Sparks at SpeakEasy Stage
by Jan Nargi (Boston)

(11/28/2014) - If watching family members spew venom at each other for 100 uninterrupted minutes is your idea of holiday cheer, then by all means head on over to SpeakEasy Stage Company this Thanksgiving weekend for a visit with BAD JEWS.


BWW Reviews: SLEEPING BOOTY!, Leicester Square Theatre, November 27 2014BWW Reviews: SLEEPING BOOTY!, Leicester Square Theatre, November 27 2014
by Gary Naylor (UK / West End)

(11/28/2014) - Gary Naylor sees a panto that breaks the fourth wall, breaks taboos and breaks wind - not one for the faint-hearted, but a good laugh for everyone who buys in!


VIDEO: Hosts Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Reveal Wardrobe Plans in GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD PromoVIDEO: Hosts Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Reveal Wardrobe Plans in GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD Promo
by TV News Desk

(11/28/2014) - Watch the first official promo for the show and find out what the two comedians have in mind for their wardrobe!


VIDEO: Go Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARISVIDEO: Go Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Stage Tube

(11/28/2014) - In the all-new video below, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on Broadway gives you a first look behind the scenes of it's NYC rehearsals in an interview with director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and book writer Craig Lucas.


THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Elizabeth StanleyTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Elizabeth Stanley
by BWW Staff

(11/28/2014) - In this week's edition, we caught up with Elizabeth Stanley, who is starring as 'Claire de Loone' in On The Town- currently playing at the Lyric Theatre.


'Slipper Pure As Gold' & More Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Social Media Art'Slipper Pure As Gold' & More Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Social Media Art
by Movies News Desk

(11/28/2014) - Disney has shared a new social media poster from the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS featuring snapshots from the film capturing the Witch's demands for a cow as white as milk, hair as yellow as corn, cloak as red as blood and a slipper as pure as a gold.


Lilla Crawford Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Social Media ArtLilla Crawford Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Social Media Art
by Movies News Desk

(11/28/2014) - Disney has shared a new social media poster from the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS featuring Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood.


Photo Coverage: Martin Moran & Joseph Thalken Preview Show at 54 Below!Photo Coverage: Martin Moran & Joseph Thalken Preview Show at 54 Below!
by Walter McBride

(11/28/2014) - Broadway performer and OBIE and Lortel winning playwright Martin Moran and award-winning composer Joseph Thalken join forces for an evening of original music and Broadway hits on Dec. 3 at 54 Below. The pair recently previewed their show alongside Marin Mazzie, Brian D'Arcy James and more - check out photos below!


Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 1-7 Featuring Annaleigh Ashford, Matt Doyle, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 1-7 Featuring Annaleigh Ashford, Matt Doyle, and More!
by Louisa Brady (New York City)

(11/28/2014) - Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Julie & Julie: Than & Now, James Snyder: A First New York Holiday Road with Friends, Annaleigh Ashford: Lost in the Stars, 54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn, and Matt Doyle & the Whiskey 5.


Photo Flash: Tony Danza, Rob McClure & HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Cast Perform on Macy's ParadePhoto Flash: Tony Danza, Rob McClure & HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Cast Perform on Macy's Parade
by TV News Desk

(11/28/2014) - Tony Danza, Rob McClure and the cast of the new Broadway musical HONEYMOON IN VEGAS performed the number 'When You Say Vegas,' at yesterday's MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.


Agein Corporation Offers Diet & Personal Care Tips for Preventing Dry Skin this SeasonAgein Corporation Offers Diet & Personal Care Tips for Preventing Dry Skin this Season
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(11/28/2014) - Boston, MA


BWW Exclusive Interview: Alanna Saunders, PETER PAN LIVE's Tiger Lily, Chats Whirlwind Casting, Authentic Updates, and Christopher WalkenBWW Exclusive Interview: Alanna Saunders, PETER PAN LIVE's Tiger Lily, Chats Whirlwind Casting, Authentic Updates, and Christopher Walken
by Matt Tamanini

(11/28/2014) - With Thanksgiving now past, we are less than one week away from the television event of the season, at least for musical theatre fans, PETER PAN LIVE!. As anyone who reads BroadwayWorld or watches NBC knows, PETER PAN LIVE! is the follow up to last year's enormously successful THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!. Allison Williams (GIRLS) will play the boy who wouldn't grow up, while legendary actor Christopher Walken will play the scourge of the seven seas, Captain Hook. Also in the company are Tony winner Christian Borle (Mr. Darling and Mr. Smee), five-time Tony nominee Kelly O'Hara, Broadway's Taylor Louderman, and an ensemble full of some of the theatre's best young talent.


Ron Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASSRon Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(11/28/2014) - Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed.


BWW TV: Entrevista a Āngel Llācer y Elena Gadel por 'El Petit Príncep'BWW TV: Entrevista a Àngel Llàcer y Elena Gadel por 'El Petit Príncep'
by Siscu Valenzuela (Spain)

(11/28/2014) - El musical basado en el texto de Saint-Exupery se estrena el 5 de diciembre en el teatre BARTS de Barcelona.


Guthrie Theater's Kenneth H. Washington Dies at 68Guthrie Theater's Kenneth H. Washington Dies at 68
by BWW News Desk (Minneapolis)

(11/28/2014) - According to The StarTribune, the Guthrie Theater's director of company development, Kenneth H. Washington, has died. He was 68.


THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 22-28THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 22-28
by Louisa Brady

(11/28/2014) - Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Chicago becoming the second-longest running show in Broadway history, Nene Leakes in CINDERELLA, and more!


VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks FROZEN Sequel, Stage Show: 'They're All In the Works'!VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks FROZEN Sequel, Stage Show: 'They're All In the Works'!
by TV News Desk

(11/28/2014) - In an all-new interview with the UK's Telegraph, IF/THEN star and Tony Award winner Idina Menzel chats about her newest Broadway musical, her brand new Christmas album and the unending success of the Disney animated hit FROZEN


Photo Flash: Jim Caruso, Jane Monheit & Billy Stritch in HOLLYWOODLAND: Songs From The Silver ScreenPhoto Flash: Jim Caruso, Jane Monheit & Billy Stritch in HOLLYWOODLAND: Songs From The Silver Screen
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)

(11/28/2014) - Singers Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso and singer/pianist/arranger Billy Stritch have joined forces in HOLLYWOODLAND: Songs From The Silver Screen, which is running at Birdland through Thanksgiving (Thursday) evening with a show at 6pm. Material includes beloved songs like 'Pennies From Heaven,' 'Let's Misbehave,' 'Over The Rainbow,' 'If I Only Had A Brain,' 'Whistle While You Work,' and 'It Happened In Sun Valley.' There is also a tribute to the songs introduced by Fred Astaire. The trio is accompanied by Rick Montalbano on drums and Neal Miner on bass.


Photo: FIRST LOOK - Benedict Cumberbatch in Upcoming New Season of SHERLOCKPhoto: FIRST LOOK - Benedict Cumberbatch in Upcoming New Season of SHERLOCK
by TV News Desk

(11/28/2014) - SHERLOCK producer Sue Vertue turned to Twitter to share a first look at the new season of series, featuring stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.


STAGE TUBE: Behind the Bites: TAKE ME AMERICA, Part of SOUND BITES 2014STAGE TUBE: Behind the Bites: TAKE ME AMERICA, Part of SOUND BITES 2014
by Stage Tube (Off-Broadway)

(11/28/2014) - Over 80 writers, directors, actors and musicians will present 10 unique musical shorts at SOUND BITES, a one-night-only off-Broadway event. Behind the Bites introduces the creators of the musicals featured at SOUND BITES with sneak peeks from the rehearsal process.


Sierra Boggess, Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena & More Set for ASTEP's NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS Benefit at Joe's PubSierra Boggess, Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena & More Set for ASTEP's NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS Benefit at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk

(11/28/2014) - ASTEP/Artists Striving to End Poverty announces its starry Sixth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 15 at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City.


House of Blakewell to Present WE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPYHouse of Blakewell to Present WE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)

(11/28/2014) - Award-winning composer / performer duo Harry Blake and Alice Keedwell are delighted to announce their return to VAULT in 2015. Blake and Keedwell will open the festival with a one-night-only performance of HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL'S HOUSE PARTY. The acclaimed production, which began life with a sell-out run at VAULT 2014 sees the showtune-loving duo welcome audiences to their Peckham housewarming in an attempt to fit in. Wednesday 28 January will be the last ever chance to join the party.


CABARET LIFE NYC: Award-Winning Singer WILLIAM BLAKE Stars at MACY's Thanksgiving Day ParadeCABARET LIFE NYC: Award-Winning Singer WILLIAM BLAKE Stars at MACY's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by Stephen Hanks (Cabaret)

(11/28/2014) - The New York cabaret community had something really special to be thankful for yesterday as one of its own, singer William Blake, was a featured performer in the 2014 MACY's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Cruising up to the parade's main staging area on a faux Mississippi River Boat at around the show's midpoint, Blake and three backup singers revved up the crowd with a uptempo gospel/blues song 'Give Thanks,' written by Matt Sklar and Bill Schermerhorn, with an arrangement by Blake's Musical Director Michael Thomas Murray (see video). For the 31-year-old Texas native, who came to New York just seven years ago, performing in the parade is now one of the high points of his career.




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