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Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 3/29/2015|
by BWW (Boston)
(3/29/2015) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/29/2015 for Boston
Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/29/2015
by BWW (Los Angeles)
(3/29/2015) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/29/2015 for Los Angeles
Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 3/29/2015
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(3/29/2015) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/29/2015 for Dallas
Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/29/2015
by BWW (Philadelphia)
(3/29/2015) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/29/2015 for Philadelphia
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stockard Channing!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge
(3/29/2015) - Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Stockard Channing, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at It's Only a Play, her thoughts on her performance in Grease, and so much more. Check out the full interview below!
Emma Stone, Nick Jonas, 'The Voice' Among Winners of NICKELODEON'S 28th ANNUAL KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS
by TV News Desk
(3/29/2015) - Angelina Jolie Pitt, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, One Direction, Selena Gomez, SpongeBob SquarePants, Fifth Harmony, The Voice and Austin & Ally were among this year's fan favorites, winning orange blimps at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards
Stacy Sullivan, Mark Nadler, Gabrielle Stravelli, and Stearns Matthews Among Winners of 2015 MAC Awards
by Andrew Martin (New York City)
(3/29/2015) - From the Oscars to the Tonys, the Grammys to Emmys, awards ceremonies are always a hit-or-miss situation. Either the event is absolutely excellent or ends with spectators saying, 'Well, they'll do a better job with it next year.' The 2015 MAC Awards, presented by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs, and held once again this year at BB King's on West 42nd Street, absolutely fell into the former category. It was a splendid affair (albeit it's usual 3-plus hours) that was expertly directed by MAC President Lennie Watts.
BWW's On This Day - March 29, 2015
(3/29/2015) - Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
Josh Groban On Selecting Favorite Songs From Musicals In New Behind The Scenes Video For STAGES
by Pat Cerasaro
(3/29/2015) - Josh Groban offers a fascinating backstage look at his first musical theatre album!
David Hyde Pierce Discusses Details Of Directing IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Pat Cerasaro
(3/29/2015) - David Hyde Pierce offers his directorial perspective on It Shoulda Been You!
Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/28/2015
(3/28/2015) - BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/28/2015.
BWW Review: SIGHT UNSEEN Looks Deeply Into the Emotional Complexities of Modern Art
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)
(3/28/2015) - SIGHT UNSEEN by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies opened on Broadway in 2004 and went on to win an Obie Award for Best New American Play, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, and brought Laura Linney a Theatre World Award and nominations for both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards. It centers on celebrated artist Jonathan Waxman who, despite immense popularity, yearns for something more in his life. His soul-searching leads him to visit an old girlfriend and former muse he selfishly dismissed over a decade before.
Elise Stone Stars in MEDEA & THE FURIES - April 16-May 3
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(3/28/2015) - Phoenix Theatre Ensemble presents Elise Stone in MEDEA & The Furies Directed by Karen Case Cook
Arizona Premiere of THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Starts April 10 at Theatre Artists Studio
by BWW News Desk (Tempe)
(3/28/2015) - Theatre Artists Studio the Arizona premiere of, THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Engages Community for Avenue Q
by BWW News Desk (Detroit)
(3/28/2015) - ?The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts has launched a crowdfunding campaign to invite the people of West Michigan to come together as an artistic sponsor for the upcoming musical, 'Avenue Q.'
Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - 3/28 - THE KING AND I Men Snap First #SIP, Plus AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, ON THE TOWN, and More!
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)
(3/28/2015) - It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup!
BWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at Strathmore
by Jennifer Perry (Washington, DC)
(3/28/2015) - I could probably write a one sentence review of Audra McDonald's concert at Bethesda's magnificent Music Center at Strathmore that would sum up my reaction quite well. It would read something like this: Audra is perfection and can do anything.
Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman Dons the WOLVERINE Claws One Final Time
by BWW News Desk
(3/28/2015) - Hugh Jackman is going out with a bang. Or maybe just an Instagram post.
Back to East High: Revisiting the Cast of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL- Where Are They Now?
by BWW News Desk
(3/28/2015) - It's been almost ten years since the Wildcats first crowded the halls of East High School, singing of a new start, the status quo, and of course, the big game. The first of three HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL movies debuted on January 20, 2006, quickly becoming the most successful Disney Channel Original Movie ever produced. Launching the careers of a then-unknown set of teenagers, lots has happened to the cast since the last film wrapped in 2008. Much of the cast has continued in the musical tradition of the trilogy, taking on various roles in other musicals on stage and screen. Later this Spring, Vanessa Hudgens will become the second of the group to make her Broadway debut, as the title character in Gigi. In honor of her big debut, BroadwayWorld is recapping you on what's been up with the rest of the gang since Senior Year!
In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's THE HEIDI CHRONICLES!
by Walter McBride
(3/28/2015) - Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the company in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
Photo Flash: First Look- Hershey Area Playhouse's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk (Central Pennsylvania)
(3/28/2015) - Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present Lend Me A Tenor, a wacky comedy filled with misunderstandings, mixed signals and mistaken identity. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the first photos from the production!
Centre Stage to Hold Auditions for SWINGIN' COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk (South Carolina)
(3/28/2015) - Centre Stage will be holding auditions for their season summer concert, SWINGIN' COUNTRY, Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7pm. Centre Stage is located at: 501 River Street
HOLA and La Nueva Ola to Hold Benefit Performance, EL CANTO DE CARLOTTA/CHARLOTTE'S SONG
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(3/28/2015) - HOLA presents EL CANTO DE CARLOTTA/CHARLOTTE'S SONG.
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/28/15- Reba McEntire
by Stage Tube
(3/28/2015) - Happy Birthday Reba McEntire! Sometimes referred to as 'The Queen of Country', McEntire has sold 41 million records in the United States and more than 60 million worldwide. In the United States, she ranks as the seventh best-selling female artist in all genres and is the second best-selling female country artist of all time. On stage, McEntire has appeared as Annie Oakley in the 2001 Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun followed by the Carnegie Hall concert of South Pacific.
Photo Flash: Go Behind-the-Scenes with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Costume and Scenic Designer Bob Crowley
by BWW News Desk
(3/28/2015) - The new Broadway musical, An American in Paris began previews on March 13 and will open on Sunday, April 12 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street.). The team recently posted behind-the-scenes photos of designer Bob Crowley's costume renderings, set models, and more to Facebook. Check out the pictures below!
Photo Coverage: Check out Pics from the MAC Awards 2015!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy (Cabaret)
(3/28/2015) - At a ceremony held Thursday night in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2015 MAC Awards. The show was hosted by Karen Mason, with musical direction by Barry Levitt, and was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the evening below!
BWW TV: Go INTO THE WOODS to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th Birthday!
by BroadwayWorld TV
(3/28/2015) - On Monday night, March 22nd, an all-star line-up of Broadway performers united to honor legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim. The evening celebrated the journey of Woods and Sondheim from stage to screen. Performances included music from Into the Woods as well as other Sondheim classics sung by feature film and Broadway talent including Lilla Crawford, Tituss Burgess, Lance Horne, Norm Lewis, Michael McElroy & Broadway Inspirational Voices, Abby Mueller, Andrew Nielson, Kristin Olness, Molly Pope, Christopher Sieber, Brian Sills,Catherine Walker, Trevor Vaughn, Michael-Leon Wooley, Karen Ziemba, Chip Zien and more. BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with all of the red carpet guests below!
Stage Entertainment prepara el regreso a España de 'Mamma Mia!'
by Roberto Rodríguez (Spain)
(3/28/2015) - La productora ha convocado audiciones para los personajes de Donna, Tanya, Rosie, Sam, Harry y Bill. Se llevarn a cabo en Madrid los das 13, 14 y 15 de abril.
BWW's On This Day - March 28, 2015
(3/28/2015) - Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
BWW Reviews: Above the Fold! Pulsating NEWSIES Storms the Pantages
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)
(3/28/2015) - In 1899 droves of newsboys from every borough of New York City banned together and went on strike against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other wealthy newspaper owners, in a crusade to save children from menial wages and physical abuse. This was a first, where uneducated street kids stood up to the big suits and won. In 1992 Disney created the movie Newsies that went on to become a humongous hit. In 2012 Harvey Fierstein, Alan Menken and Jack Feldman came to Broadway with a musical show they created based on the film. Under the Disney banner, the first national tour of Newsies is currently onstage at the Pantages. All I can say is run, don't walk, to purchase tickets. The Newsies ensemble pulsates from the moment the lights hit the stage. It will jolt you, fulfill you and make you jump for joy.
BWW Reviews: City Equity Theatre Announces Rebirth
by Marietta Lunceford (Birmingham)
(3/28/2015) - After almost a year off to regroup and plan, CET has a varied and interesting season ahead. PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER, starring Jonathan Fuller this summer from July 23 - August 16, A STEADY RAIN directed by Alan Gardner in November 2015, THE 39 STEPS in January 2016, and Carson McCullers' THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER in May, 2016.
BWW Reviews: Wonderfully Wacky GUTENBERG: THE MUSICAL at American Stage
by Peter Nason (St. Petersburg)
(3/28/2015) - It's like '[title of show]' meets 'Waiting for Guffman,' and just as funny and zany as that sounds.
BWW Reviews: AUGIE MARCH Were Comfortably at Home With Friends
by Barry Lenny (Australia - Adelaide)
(3/28/2015) - Augie March were back on an Adelaide stage, and they were welcomed back as friends by a loving and delighted crowd.
BWW Reviews: Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour's AIDA Combines The Timeless Story of Love and War With The Sydney Skyline
by Jade Kops (Australia - Sydney)
(3/28/2015) - Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA, written to open the Khedivial Opera House in Egypt in 1871, proves its timelessness as Director Gale Edwards blends old and new worlds on the waterfront stage. With a 18meter tall partial ruins of the head of Nefertiti towering over Farm Cove, the original setting in Egypt has been retained but the line between classical and modern Egypt is blurred as ancient religion and traditional costumes sit alongside futuristic soldiers and military officers reminiscent of European World War I and World War II strategists.
Hurray For The Riff Raff Comes to the Fox Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Music - Denver )
(3/28/2015) - Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Hurray For The Riff Raff with Special Guests at the Fox Theatre tonight, March 28th, 2015.
VIDEO: Sean Hayes & Husband Scott Icenogle Lip Sync to Hudson's 'Trouble'!
Idina Menzel Announces 2015 WORLD TOUR Dates!
Audra McDonald in Talks to Join Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie!
ALLEGIANCE on Broadway To Hold Toronto Auditions
Exclusive: BAT OUT OF HELL Musical Aiming for 2016 Premiere; Rundgren Joins?