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New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena StageNew Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN. The original musical, featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Broadway's A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need-friends, family and a place to call home. With choreography by Danny Mefford and music supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen runs now through August 23, 2015, opening tonight, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/21/2015 - 7/28/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 7/21/2015 - 7/28/2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/21/2015 - 7/28/2015. (more...)

Kerstin Anderson Stars in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Coming to the Arsht Center This WinterKerstin Anderson Stars in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Coming to the Arsht Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. THE SOUND OF MUSIC premieres at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on December 29, 2015 through January 3, 2016. (more...)

Kerstin Anderson and Ben Davis Lead THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour, Coming to Atlanta This SpringKerstin Anderson and Ben Davis Lead THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour, Coming to Atlanta This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. THE SOUND OF MUSIC premieres at Atlanta's Fox Theatre March 1-6, 2016, as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2015/2016 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jack O'Brien Gives Preview of His THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour!STAGE TUBE: Jack O'Brien Gives Preview of His THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour!
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2015

Below, watch as director Jack O'Brien previews what's to come! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour's 'Maria' - Kerstin Anderson!STAGE TUBE: Meet the THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour's 'Maria' - Kerstin Anderson!
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2015

In honor of today's big casting announcement for the new brand new national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, BroadwayWorld introduces you to the star of the production, PACE student Kerstin Anderson! Check out videos from her official YouTube page below! (more...)

Ashley Brown, Ben Davis & Newcomer Kerstin Anderson Will Hit the Road in New National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSICAshley Brown, Ben Davis & Newcomer Kerstin Anderson Will Hit the Road in New National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro Sing from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY with Jason Robert Brown!BWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro Sing from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY with Jason Robert Brown!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2015

Just last week, Des Moines Performing Arts, in partnership with the Des Moines Symphony, hosted a special guest with Iowa ties at the state's largest single-day concert event. The Yankee Doodle Pops concert on the Iowa State Capitol's West Terrace, welcomed three-time Tony Award®-winning composer Jason Robert Brown to conduct the orchestra in selections from Broadway's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, featuring soloists Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro. The musical, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, is famously set in Iowa and will launch its national tour at the Des Moines Civic Center November 28 - December 5. Below, check out highlights from the special concert event! (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Coming to Morrison CenterTHE SOUND OF MUSIC Coming to Morrison Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, will tour North America beginning September 2015. This lavish new production is having technical rehearsals and tour previews at the Morrison Center, September 14-16, 2015. Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise announced today that single tickets will go on sale Friday, July 17th at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the Morrison Center Box Office (2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, ID 83706), by visiting MorrisonCenter.com or call 208-426-1110. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 7/11 Part 2 - FUN HOME, MATILDA, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 7/11 Part 2 - FUN HOME, MATILDA, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our July 11 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

Minneapolis Musical Theatre to Stage LEAP OF FAITH in 2016Minneapolis Musical Theatre to Stage LEAP OF FAITH in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Minneapolis Musical Theatre's (MMT) Leap of Faith makes its area premiere April 29-May 22, 2016, at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015. To purchase and for more information, call 612.455.9501, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or buy in person (no service fees) at the New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Ave., street level, City Center). (more...)

Dave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDEDave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Dave Thomas Brown, recently of Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages, leads a cast that also includes Wayne Duvall (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Leatherheads), Matt McGrath (Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, 'The Black Donnellys') and Afton C. Williamson ('Nashville,' 'Homeland') will star in Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride, the first production of MCC's 2015-16 Main Stage Season. (more...)

The Promenade Playhouse Announces Cast of THE PORCINI TESTThe Promenade Playhouse Announces Cast of THE PORCINI TEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Announcing the stellar cast of THE PORCINI TEST, will be ready to open at The Promenade Playhouse on July 17th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at GIRLFRIEND, Coming to CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at GIRLFRIEND, Coming to CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Rehearsals have started for "Girlfriend" at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will begin previews on July 12 with the opening slated for July 19. Performances will continue through August 9. To prepare for the Los Angeles run, scroll down for a peek at the Actors Theatre of Louisville production! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Conduct the Des Moines Symphony in Selections of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, 7/2Jason Robert Brown to Conduct the Des Moines Symphony in Selections of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Des Moines Performing Arts, in partnership with the Des Moines Symphony, is hosting a special guest with Iowa ties at the state's largest single-day concert event. On Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Des Moines Symphony's 22nd annual free Yankee Doodle Pops concert on the Iowa State Capitol's West Terrace, three-time Tony Award®-winning composer JASON ROBERT BROWN will conduct the orchestra in selections from Broadway's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, for which he wrote the music, lyrics and orchestrations. The musical, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, is famously set in Iowa and will launch its national tour at the Des Moines Civic Center November 28 - December 5. (more...)

Ship of Dreams! TITANIC Revival Starring Ben Heppner Closes in Toronto Today; Los Angeles Next!Ship of Dreams! TITANIC Revival Starring Ben Heppner Closes in Toronto Today; Los Angeles Next!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

David Mirvish's chamber-sized revival of TITANIC, starring Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, closes today, June 21, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/16/15- Danny BursteinSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/16/15- Danny Burstein
by Stage Tube - Jun 16, 2015

Happy Birthday, Danny Burstein! On Broadway, Burstein's appearances have included A Little Hotel on the Side (1992), Yakov in The Seagull (1992-93), in Saint Joan and Three Men on a Horse (both in 1993), Paul in Company (1995), 1st Officer William Murdoch in Titanic (1997-99), Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone (2006-07), Luther Billis in South Pacific (2008-10), and Taxi Driver in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (2010-11). He played the role of Buddy Plummer in the Kennedy Center production of Follies, which went on to play Broadway's Marquis Theatre and LA's Ahmanson Theatre. He is currently starring in the Roundabout revival of Cabaret, for which he earned a 2014 Tony nomination. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Announces Itinerary; See Where It All Began!THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Announces Itinerary; See Where It All Began!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, has announced its initial itinerary, launching in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Civic Center, with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. Based on one of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will travel to more than 15 cities in its first season, with additional cities to be announced. Scroll down for a look back at where it all began! (more...)

 BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters with David Hyde Pierce & David Lee! BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters with David Hyde Pierce & David Lee!
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2015

David Hyde Pierce, winner of four Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier, and multiple Emmy Award winner David Lee, Frasier's co-creator and executive producer, will reunite to discuss what goes into making a hit television show. At this onstage conversation event co-produced with Gimlet Media's Alex Blumberg (formally of This American Life and Planet Money), Pierce and Lee talk about what worked, what didn't work, and how to develop a memorable character. A part of Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage. (more...)

Tune in Tonight for Masters on Masters Livestream with David Hyde Pierce & David Lee!Tune in Tonight for Masters on Masters Livestream with David Hyde Pierce & David Lee!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

David Hyde Pierce, winner of four Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier, and multiple Emmy Award winner David Lee, Frasier's co-creator and executive producer, will reunite to discuss what goes into making a hit television show. At this onstage conversation event co-produced with Gimlet Media's Alex Blumberg (formally of This American Life and Planet Money), Pierce and Lee talk about what worked, what didn't work, and how to develop a memorable character. A part of Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you a livestream of the conversation, and you can tune in at 7:30pm to watch the full event! (more...)

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