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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 13-19THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 13-19
by Louisa Brady - Dec 19, 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 HAMILTON rehearsals, the NYC workshop of Sara Bareillis's new musical WAITRESS, Imelda Staunton in GYPSY, and more! (more...)

Broadway's BEAUTIFUL to Hold National Open Casting Calls This WinterBroadway's BEAUTIFUL to Hold National Open Casting Calls This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that they will be holding a nationwide open casting call for the most sought-after role on Broadway, the title role in Beautiful -The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. The show's casting directors will hold an open call for 'Carole King' at New York City's Ripley Grier Studios (520 Eighth Avenue) on Friday, January 16, 2015 and will also search nationally for Caroles and other cast members for the Broadway, touring and international productions of the smash hit musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen Perform at Apple Store SohoPhoto Coverage: BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen Perform at Apple Store Soho
by Walter McBride - Dec 17, 2014

The stars of the Broadway smash hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, just discussed their Grammy Nominated Originally Broadway Cast Recording at the Apple Store Soho (103 Princes Street, NYC) on yesterday, December 16. Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller was joined by her Tony Award nominated co-stars Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector ('Cynthia Weil' and 'Barry Mann') and Musical DirectorJason Howland for a performance and discussion moderated by journalist Suzy Evans (a contributor to Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and more). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage of the performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen Talk BEAUTIFUL at Apple Store SohoPhoto Coverage: Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen Talk BEAUTIFUL at Apple Store Soho
by Walter McBride - Dec 17, 2014

The stars of the Broadway smash hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, just discussed their Grammy Nominated Originally Broadway Cast Recording at the Apple Store Soho (103 Princes Street, NYC) on yesterday, December 16. Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller was joined by her Tony Award nominated co-stars Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector ('Cynthia Weil' and 'Barry Mann') and Musical Director Jason Howland for a performance and discussion moderated by journalist Suzy Evans (a contributor to Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and more). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Talk Grammy Nominated Album Today at the Apple Store SohoJessie Mueller, Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Talk Grammy Nominated Album Today at the Apple Store Soho
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing welcome the stars of the Broadway smash hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, to discuss their Grammy Nominated Originally Broadway Cast Recording at the Apple Store Soho (103 Princes Street, NYC) today, December 16th at 4:00 PM. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner LaChanze from IF/THENTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner LaChanze from IF/THEN
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 14, 2014

On Monday, December 15, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony winning Actress LaChanze. LaChanze, currently starring in Tom Yorkey/Brian Kitt hit musical IF/THEN discusses her role in the show and why this particular character drew her back to Broadway after an eight year break. She also discusses being a working single mom and her delight in working alongside co-stars Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, and Jen Colella. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Original Cast of THE WIZ, THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman, Stars of HEDWIG & More Perform in BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEARPhoto Coverage: Original Cast of THE WIZ, THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman, Stars of HEDWIG & More Perform in BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Dec 10, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year raised a record-breaking $5,229,611 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, thanks to six weeks of fundraising by 64 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 9, 2014, by special guests Hugh Jackman, Nathan Lane and Judith Light after two stellar performances of original dances, songs and skits by more than 200 'gypsies' from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition Breaks Records With Over $5 Million; Hugh Jackman's THE RIVER Brings in Top DonationBC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition Breaks Records With Over $5 Million; Hugh Jackman's THE RIVER Brings in Top Donation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year raised a record-breaking $5,229,611 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS thanks to six weeks of fundraising by 64 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. (more...)

Jessie Mueller and the Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL to Discuss Grammy Nominated Album at Apple Store SohoJessie Mueller and the Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL to Discuss Grammy Nominated Album at Apple Store Soho
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the stars of the Broadway smash hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, with discuss their Grammy Nominated Originally Broadway Cast Recording at the Apple Store Soho (103 Princes Street, NYC) on Tuesday, December 16th at 4:00 PM. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/9/14 - Sting Joins THE LAST SHIP, AUGUST RUSH and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/9/14 - Sting Joins THE LAST SHIP, AUGUST RUSH and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 9, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Sting treads the boards tonight in THE LAST SHIP, AUGUST RUSH comes to NYC, BLITHE SPIRIT kicks off its tour in LA, DINER begins in D.C. and more! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Anika Larsen's 'Somewhere Out There' from Her Debut Album!BWW Exclusive: Listen to Anika Larsen's 'Somewhere Out There' from Her Debut Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 8, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first listen to Larsen's 'Somewhere out There.' Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Anika Larsen's 'You Can Close Your Eyes' with Jessie Mueller from Her Debut Album!BWW Exclusive: Listen to Anika Larsen's 'You Can Close Your Eyes' with Jessie Mueller from Her Debut Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 8, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first listen to Larsen's 'You Can Close Your Eyes,' featuring Tony winner and BEAUTIFUL co-star Jessie Mueller. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Interview: A Beautiful CD By a Beautiful Singer: Anika Larsen's Debut CDBWW Interview: A Beautiful CD By a Beautiful Singer: Anika Larsen's Debut CD
by Gregory G. Allen - Dec 8, 2014

Anika Larsen (Cynthia Weil in BEAUTIFUL) is releasing her debut CD - SING YOU TO SLEEP: a tuneful and personal album for adults and children alike. (more...)

Stars of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, HEDWIG and More Set for BC/EFA's 2014 GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Honoring THE WIZ's 40th Anniversary TonightStars of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, HEDWIG and More Set for BC/EFA's 2014 GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Honoring THE WIZ's 40th Anniversary Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year, to be presented today, December 8 (4:30 PM) and tomorrow, December 9 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC), will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking musical The Wiz and feature performances by the uber-talented 'gypsies' of 12 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast's Bonus Episode Welcomes WICKED's Mary TestaThe Theater People Podcast's Bonus Episode Welcomes WICKED's Mary Testa
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 7, 2014

On Monday, December 8, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Mary Testa. Over the course of Testa's nearly four decades in the New York Theater she's racked up 12 Broadway credits, 26 Off-Broadway credits, two Tony nominations, two Obie Awards, four Drama Desk nominations and an honorary Drama Desk for her years of outstanding performances on and off Broadway. (more...)

Stars of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, HEDWIG and More Set for BC/EFA's 2014 GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Honoring THE WIZ's 40th AnniversaryStars of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, HEDWIG and More Set for BC/EFA's 2014 GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Honoring THE WIZ's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year, to be presented Monday, December 8 (4:30 PM) and Tuesday, December 9 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC), will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking musical The Wiz and feature performances by the uber-talented 'gypsies' of 12 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Alysha UmphressThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 30, 2014

On Monday, December 1, the Theater People Podcast welcomes ON THE TOWN star Alysha Umphress. Umphress shares fascinating stories from her journey with the project including her decision, after a slew of ensemble roles in Broadway shows, to only be seen for principal parts which led to this opportunity. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label to Release BD Wong's HERRINGBONE, 12/2Yellow Sound Label to Release BD Wong's HERRINGBONE, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release HERRINGBONE, the two-disc solo CD debut by Tony Award-winner BD WONG. The unique concert album marks the recording premiere of the marvelously spooky one-man Off-Broadway musical, which features book by Tom Cone, music by Skip Kennon and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh (based on the play by Tom Cone), with Wong playing twelve characters. It was recorded live at a special event at Dixon Place in New York City. The album - produced by Scott Lehrer with Emmy Award-winner and Grammy Award-nominee Michael Croiter (Matilda, Big Fish, Heathers) serving as executive producer and Dan Lipton as musical director and associate producer - will be available online and in stores December 2. Pre-order the album at Amazon.com. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SIDESHOW's Erin DavieThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SIDESHOW's Erin Davie
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 16, 2014

On Monday, November 17, the Theater People Podcast welcomes SIDE SHOW star Erin Davie. Davie shares stories about her six year journey with the production, working with director Bill Condon on updating and reimagining the show, memories from having seen the original production on Broadway, and how she and co-star Emily Padget found their Daisy and Violet. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/13/14 - DISENCHANTED! Meets the Press, Ullman on TONIGHT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/13/14 - DISENCHANTED! Meets the Press, Ullman on TONIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 13, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DISENCHANTED! meets the press, THE BAND WAGON's Tracey Ullman appears on THE TONIGHT SHOW, and more! (more...)

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