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THE KING AND I to Receive Cast Recording This Summer, Led by Kelli O'Hara and Ken WatanabeTHE KING AND I to Receive Cast Recording This Summer, Led by Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Good News Musical Theatre Fans! BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed Lincoln Center Theater's THE KING AND I, which features a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam) will receive a cast recording this summer on the the Decca Broadway / Universal Music Classics label, produced by David Lai David Caddick and Bruce Pomahac. Of note, the the production features the musical's original 1951 orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett with dance and incidental music arranged by Trude Rittmann. Music director Ted Sperling conducts a 29-piece orchestra which will be heard on the album as well. (more...)

THE KING AND I Revival, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe, Begins Tonight on BroadwayTHE KING AND I Revival, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe, Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater's THE KING AND I, which features a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), is directed by Bartlett Sher, begins previews tonight, March 12, and opens on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Ruthie Ann Miles, Conrad Ricamora, Ashley Park & More Join Cast of THE KING AND I Broadway Revival; Full Company Announced!Ruthie Ann Miles, Conrad Ricamora, Ashley Park & More Join Cast of THE KING AND I Broadway Revival; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ruthie Ann Miles (as Lady Thiang), Ashley Park (as Tuptim), Conrad Ricamora (as Lun Tha), Edward Baker-Duly (as Sir Edward Ramsey), Jon Viktor Corpuz (as Prince Chulalongkorn), Murphy Guyer (as Captain Orton), Jake Lucas (as Louis), Paul Nakauchi (as Kralahome), and Marc Oka (as Phra Alack) will be featured in its upcoming production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The production, which will feature a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), will be directed by Bartlett Sher, and will begin previews Thursday, March 12 and open on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Christopher Rice on the Making of '#TappyTroops'STAGE TUBE: Christopher Rice on the Making of '#TappyTroops'
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2014

?Tim Grady and Shayla Benoit (of ShadyTheatrics.com and TimGradyFilms.com) teamed up with Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon) to give viewers an inside look on the creation of his new '#TappyTroops' veteran tribute, which was filmed on the Intrepid Museum earlier this month. Check out the behind-the-scenes video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Christopher Rice Debuts Veterans Day 'Salute to the Troops' Tap VideoSTAGE TUBE: Christopher Rice Debuts Veterans Day 'Salute to the Troops' Tap Video
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2014

Following the viral success of tap dance videos done to the songs 'Cups' and 'Happy', choreographer, director, and dancer Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon) has assembled Broadway performers for another tap video which was released this morning. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive Sneak Peek at Veterans Day 'Salute to the Troops' Tap VideoPhoto Flash: Exclusive Sneak Peek at Veterans Day 'Salute to the Troops' Tap Video
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

The team behind the recent viral tap versions of 'Cups' and 'Happy' are prepping for a new video release on Veterans Day next week. Scroll down for a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the dancers filming a 'Salute to the Troops!' (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive Sneak Peek at Veterans Day 'Salute to the Troops' Tap VideoPhoto Flash: Exclusive Sneak Peek at Veterans Day 'Salute to the Troops' Tap Video
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The team behind the recent viral tap versions of 'Cups' and 'Happy' are prepping for a new video release on Veterans Day next week. Scroll down for a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the dancers filming a 'Salute to the Troops!' (more...)

NEWSIES' Corey Cott, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ryan Steele & More 'STOP THE PRESSES' at 54 Below TonightNEWSIES' Corey Cott, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ryan Steele & More 'STOP THE PRESSES' at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Tonight, August 14th, cast members from Newsies will take part in Stop the Presses: Newsboys of New York Rally at 54 Below. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

NEWSIES' Corey Cott, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ryan Steele & More to 'STOP THE PRESSES' at 54 Below, 8/14NEWSIES' Corey Cott, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ryan Steele & More to 'STOP THE PRESSES' at 54 Below, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The concert is billed as 'an evening of song, dance, backstage anecdotes, and special surprises from everyone's favorite newsboys (and girls).' Directed by Yvette Kojic, music directed by Benjamin Rauhala, and produced by Shoshana Feinstein. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Ruthie Ann Miles & More to Lead Lab Presentations of New Maltby/Shire Musical BEHIND THE PAINTING this WeekSierra Boggess, Ruthie Ann Miles & More to Lead Lab Presentations of New Maltby/Shire Musical BEHIND THE PAINTING this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

This week there will be two lab presentations in New York City of the new musical, BEHIND THE PAINTING, with book and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby, Jr., music by two-time Tony nominee David Shire, adapted from the Thai musical of the same title, based on the novel by Sriburapha. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey and More in A VERY BROADWAY VALENTINE'S DAY at 54 BelowPhoto Flash: Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey and More in A VERY BROADWAY VALENTINE'S DAY at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

On the eve of Valentine's Day, Kara Lindsay, currently starring in Disney's 'Newsies' on Broadway, was joined on-stage by her husband Kevin Massey (Memphis), her college best friend Kirsten Scott (Big Fish), Santino Fontana ('Frozen'), his girlfriend Jessica Hershberg (Cinderella), Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys), his wife Sara Jean Ford (The Phantom of the Opera), Patrick Cummings (Happiness), his girlfriend, Alessa Neeck (Cinderella), Thea Brooks (Dirty Dancing), and musical director Benjamin Rauhala (Hit List) in a celebration of Broadway romance, both on and off-stage. The evening will also feature bluegrass trio 'Shubert Alley,' featuring Kevin Massey, his brother Patrick Massey, and Jamison Scott (Spider-Man). Also featured in the concert were Aaron Albano (Newsies), Stephen Joshua Thompson, Antwayn Hopper (Hair), and Devin Ilaw (Les Miserables). They were accompanied by Rauhala on the keys, and Charlie Rosen (One Man, Two Guvnors), who will alternate on bass, acoustic guitar, and drums. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Aaron Albano, Vicki Noon & Sarrah Strimmel Talk 'Out of Town Tryouts' on THE ENSEMBLIST PodcastAaron Albano, Vicki Noon & Sarrah Strimmel Talk 'Out of Town Tryouts' on THE ENSEMBLIST Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

Mo Brady (The Addams Family, SMASH) and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) announce the release of The Ensemblist's eighth episode: "Out of Town Tryouts." (more...)

Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung Lead ALLEGIANCE NYC ReadingLea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung Lead ALLEGIANCE NYC Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

The Broadway-bound show is in the midst of a New York City developmental lab through May 17, and a production source tells BroadwayWorld.com that ALLEGIANCE is aiming for Broadway, possibly in the spring of 2014. The source cautions that there's numerous variables including star schedules and theatre availability that need to line up, so there is yet no official plan. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Banks' Kids Hall of Fame - 6+ Years of 44 Janes and Michaels, Life on Broadway, Where They Are Now & MoreBWW Exclusive: Banks' Kids Hall of Fame - 6+ Years of 44 Janes and Michaels, Life on Broadway, Where They Are Now & More
by BWW - Mar 2, 2013

As the Broadway production of MARY POPPINS comes to a close, we tracked down all the past and current kids who played the iconic roles of Jane and Michael Banks, from the original cast in 2006 to the current group as they take their final bow on March 3, 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Walter McBride and the Cast of NEWSIES Receive AEA Awards!Photo Coverage: Walter McBride and the Cast of NEWSIES Receive AEA Awards!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Nov 29, 2012

Earlier this week, NEWSIES, Disney's popular new musical about a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenage "newsies", receiveed Actors' Equity Association's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) Sixth Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. The honor is the only industry accolade of its kind and honors the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. (more...)

NEWSIES Wins ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus!NEWSIES Wins ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

NEWSIES, Disney's popular new musical about a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenage "newsies", will receive Actors' Equity Association's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) Sixth Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. The honor is the only industry accolade of its kind and honors the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. The award will be presented in the Actors' Equity Association Council Room, overlooking Times Square, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - ANYTHING GOES, NEWSIES and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - ANYTHING GOES, NEWSIES and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means its time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! (more...)

66th Tony Awards Airs On Velvet Channel, 6/1166th Tony Awards Airs On Velvet Channel, 6/11
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 5, 2012

66th Tony Awards, the most prestigious theatrical awards in the United States, which airs on Velvet Channel on Monday, June 11, 8 a.m., has announced its lineup of performances that includes "Godspell" (Filipino actors Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and George Salazar are part of the cast), "Ghost" (Filipino-American singer and dancer Albert Guerzon is part of the ensemble), and Tony-nominated musicals "Evita," "Follies," The Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Filipino Canadian actors Julius Sermonia, Jason Sermonia, and Laurin Padolina are cast members), "Leap of Faith," Disney's "Newsies," (Filipino-American actor Aaron Albano is part of the ensemble), "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and "Once." (more...)

Photo Flash: Memorial Day Weekend Saturday Intermission Pics - NEWSIES, JERSEY BOYS, West End's THE 39 STEPS and More!Photo Flash: Memorial Day Weekend Saturday Intermission Pics - NEWSIES, JERSEY BOYS, West End's THE 39 STEPS and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and regional stars are doing during intermission? Thanks to NEWSIES' Andrew Keenan-Bolger (@KeenanBlogger), dedicated performers and excited fans, now you can see for yourself. Keenan-Bolger started the trend when he was in Mary Poppins three years ago. Keenan-Bolger Tweeted today, May 26: 'Hey theatre tweeps, its time for Saturday Intermission Pics! Snap a pic of you or ur cast at intermish and tag #SIP' (more...)

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