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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 24th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 24th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 24, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Into The Woods' finally opens tomorrow! Plus Porchlight's Sondheim season continues, TMTC's 'Allegro' at Ravinia, Laura Osnes is coming to town, 'Galavant' and the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards arrive in early January, followed by 'Tommy' in Aurora, 'First Date' at the Royal George, 'The Full Monty' at Theater Wit and more! (more...)

Charlie Lubeck & Dana Parker to Lead Chicago Premiere of FIRST DATE in 2015Charlie Lubeck & Dana Parker to Lead Chicago Premiere of FIRST DATE in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

FIRST DATE, Broadway's new musical comedy about the most dangerous human endeavor in existence, the dreaded blind date previews at the Royal George Cabaret, 1641 North Halsted, Chicago previewing on Feb. 5 and opening Feb. 12 for a limited engagement. FIRST DATE features a book by Austin Winsberg ('Gossip Girl') and Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Secondhand Lions, Twice Charmed). (more...)

ABC Developing Musical Drama Based on THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Original Novel; FIRST DATE Scribes to Pen ScriptABC Developing Musical Drama Based on THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Original Novel; FIRST DATE Scribes to Pen Script
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Phantom could soon be heading to the small screen. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night of McCoy-Rigby's GOOD PEOPLE At La Mirada Theatre For The Performing ArtsPhoto Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night of McCoy-Rigby's GOOD PEOPLE At La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts
by Lily Lim - Sep 22, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT opened the first production in its 2014-2015 season with the Tony Award-winning GOOD PEOPLE, written by David Lindsay-Abaire(Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers) and directed by Jeff Maynard(Broadway Bound, Boeing-Boeing). GOOD PEOPLE will feature Katie MacNichol, Anne Gee Byrd, Gigi Bermingham,Wyatt Fenner, Sophina Brown and Martin Kildare. Check out the pics from opening night below! (more...)

Skip the Coasters- Watch a Theme Park Performance Roundup!Skip the Coasters- Watch a Theme Park Performance Roundup!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

Over the weekend, two dozen thrill-seekers got more than they bargained for at Six Flags. Twenty four guests were trapped for five hours at 75 feet above the ground on the Joker's Jinx roller coaster in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Though all of the guests made it to solid ground physically unscathed, the situation got us thinking about all of the fun to be had at the great theme parks of the world- but at ground level. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference's BREAKING BARRIERS Opens TodayOjai Playwrights Conference's BREAKING BARRIERS Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 17th season with an illustrious program of playwrights, new play workshops and special performance events. For the first time, the OPC Summer New Works Festival will take place over two weekends from today, August 2 through 10, 2014 in Ojai, California. (more...)

New Musicals Inc. Welcomes Broadway Producers as Conference Panelists, Now thru 7/20New Musicals Inc. Welcomes Broadway Producers as Conference Panelists, Now thru 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

New Musicals Inc. announces the line-up of panelists for the fifth biennial BIZ OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ CONFERENCE, set for today, July 18 through July 20 in North Hollywood. (more...)

New Musicals Inc. Announces Broadway Producers as Conference Panelists, 7/18-20New Musicals Inc. Announces Broadway Producers as Conference Panelists, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

New Musicals Inc. announces the line-up of panelists for the fifth biennial BIZ OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ CONFERENCE, set for July 18-20 in North Hollywood. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference's BREAKING BARRIERS to Run 8/2-10Ojai Playwrights Conference's BREAKING BARRIERS to Run 8/2-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 17th season with an illustrious program of playwrights, new play workshops and special performance events. For the first time, the OPC Summer New Works Festival will take place over two weekends from August 2 through 10, 2014 in Ojai, California. (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast RecordingsBWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 6, 2014

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. This Broadway season has some really interesting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at the very least pre-ordering). (more...)

FIRST DATE Vocal Selections Now Available!FIRST DATE Vocal Selections Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Vocal Selections are now available for First Date, which features 10 songs: 'First Impressions,' 'I'd Order Love', 'The One', 'Safer', 'Something That Will Last', 'The Things I Never Said' and more. Click here to order now! (more...)

BroadwayWorld's 2013-14 Season Wrap-Up!BroadwayWorld's 2013-14 Season Wrap-Up!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 28, 2014

Tomorrow is one of the most exciting mornings of the year for any theatre fan. The 2014 Tony Award Nominations will be announced from The Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. The Tony Nominations can be viewed LIVE (8:30am ET) on BroadwayWorld.com. Be sure to follow us throughout the day for reactions from the nominees, analysis and much more. With only hours left until the big moment, catch up on all of this year's eligible shows and how they fared with the critics (including BroadwayWorld's own Michael Dale) in BroadwayWorld's Season Wrap-Up! (more...)

Rupert Holmes to Headline New York Theatre Barn's Master Class Benefit, 4/13Rupert Holmes to Headline New York Theatre Barn's Master Class Benefit, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2014

Tony Award-winning Rupert Holmes will headline the second annual master class benefit event for the New York-based non-profit theatre company New York Theatre Barn called A Conversation with Rupert Holmes: From Platinum Piņa Coladas to Tony-winning Playwright on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2pm at the SVA Theatre in New York City. All proceeds will support New York Theatre Barn's convention-defying process for new musical development and its ongoing operations. This event follows on the heels of 2013's sold-out benefit event starring living legend Barry Manilow, and will be hosted by The New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel. (more...)

FIRST DATE Now Available for Licensing Through R&H TheatricalsFIRST DATE Now Available for Licensing Through R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The 2013 Broadway musical FIRST DATE, a hysterical and hopeful musical about the chances we all take to find love, is now available for Professional Theatrical licensing from R&H Theatricals, and its score will be published by Imagem Music, each a division of the Imagem Music Group. The original musical features music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Disney's TWICE CHARMED) and a book by Austin Winsberg (TV's "Gossip Girl", "Jake in Progress"). (more...)

2013 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Winners Announced - Troy Wageman, Stacie Calkins and More!2013 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Winners Announced - Troy Wageman, Stacie Calkins and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 21, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Seattle winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/4-1/5/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/4-1/5/2014
by - Jan 5, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 5, 2014 - Sunday, January 5, 2014. (more...)

BWW Flashback: FIRST DATE with Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Wraps Broadway Run TonightBWW Flashback: FIRST DATE with Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Wraps Broadway Run Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 5, 2014

FIRST DATE, which opened on August 8, 2013 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre, plays its final performance today, Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 3pm, having played 34 previews and 174 regular performances. First Date, starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, began performances on Broadway on July 9, 2013, and has a book by Austin Winsberg, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, direction by Bill Berry, musical staging by Josh Rhodes, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Bryan Bender Leads!BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Bryan Bender Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Seattle! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seattle Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - K.D. Schill Leads!BroadwayWorld Seattle Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - K.D. Schill Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Seattle! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Update 12/6 - Jon Douglas Rake Leading Best Director!BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Update 12/6 - Jon Douglas Rake Leading Best Director!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Voting is now underway for Seattle! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

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