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STAGE TUBE: Watch Imelda Staunton Belt it Out as 'Mama Rose' in West End's GYPSY!STAGE TUBE: Watch Imelda Staunton Belt it Out as 'Mama Rose' in West End's GYPSY!
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2015

The first production to be seen in London for forty years in a strictly limited season, Gypsy opens at the Savoy Theatre on 15 April 2015 with previews from 28 March 2015 and is produced in the West End by Michael Harrison and David Ian. Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver who will reprise the role of Louise and Peter Davison who joins the cast to play Herbie. Check out highlights of Staunton in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSYPhoto Flash: Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton Join Imelda Staunton in West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton who reprise the roles of Louise and June respectively in the five star Chichester Festival Theatre production, while Peter Davison joins the cast to play Herbie. The cast also features Dan Burton as Tulsa, Billy Hartman as Uncle Jocko, Jack Chissick as Mr Goldstone, Anita Louise Combe as Tessie Tura, Harry Dickman as Pop, Lucinda Shaw as Mother, Roger Dipper as L.A., Louise Gold as Mazeppa, Clare Halse as Majorie May, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Weber, Kieran Jae as Yonkers, Julie Legrand as Electra, Danielle Morris as Geraldine, Luke Street as Little Rock, Damien Poole as Kansas, Lauren Hall as Delores and Natalie Woods as Agnes. Ensemble members include Liz Ewing, Lauren Ingram, Tom Murphy and Phillip Catchpole. The casting of the roles of Baby June and Baby Louise will be announced shortly. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Flashback- Watch 18-Year-Old Laura Benanti Sing 'The Sound of Music' on Broadway!STAGE TUBE: Broadway Flashback- Watch 18-Year-Old Laura Benanti Sing 'The Sound of Music' on Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2015

Before appearing in THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! on NBC in 2013, Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti made her Broadway debut in the same show in 1998. But that time, an 18-year-old Benanti was the understudy to Maria rather than Elsa Schrader. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a throwback clip of the young Broadway star beautifully performing the title song, 'The Sound of Music.' (more...)

Yorktown Stage Presents GYPSY, Starring Sally MayesYorktown Stage Presents GYPSY, Starring Sally Mayes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2015

From Yorktown Stage, Gypsy runs April 24-26, 2015, only one weekend, with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 7:30 pm, a Saturday matinee performance at 1:00 pm and a Sunday matinee performance at 2:00 pm. (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti Joins Cast of CBS' SUPERGIRL PilotTony Winner Laura Benanti Joins Cast of CBS' SUPERGIRL Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

With a role on ABC's hit musical drama NASHVILLE, Tony winner Laura Benanti has lined up her next small screen role. (more...)

BWW Preview: Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2015 - 2016 SeasonBWW Preview: Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2015 - 2016 Season
by Steve Wilson - Feb 19, 2015

Spinning Tree Theatre in Kansas City announced their 2015-2016 season schedule, which includes two plays and two musicals. The season will premiere Spinning Trees first dance musical. Venues and dates for the 2015-2016 season are to be announced later. The production company is currently searching for a permanent home, after four years of renting venues in the Kansas City area. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anthony Festa, Belinda Allyn and More in Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: First Look at Anthony Festa, Belinda Allyn and More in Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Riverside Theatre's production of West Side Story runs now through Sunday, March 15th on the Stark Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Sets Five of Six 2015-2016 Mainstage Season ProductionsActors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Sets Five of Six 2015-2016 Mainstage Season Productions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Actors' Playhouse is proud to announce five of six productions selected for 2015 - 2016, a season that will mark the company's 28th anniversary as a regional theatre company and its 20th year at the Miracle Theatre. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 18th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 18th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 18, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. An amazing weekend, with 'Tommy,' L5Y, Lippa and 'The Wild Party,' 'First Date' and 'Pride And Prejudice.' Now we have 'First Wives Club' and 'Let It Be,' plus our top ongoing shows: 'Sondheim On Sondheim,' 'WSS,' 'La Cage' and 'The Addams Family!' So much going on!!! (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Maslon, Maltby & Meehan This WeekTHEATER TALK to Welcome Maslon, Maltby & Meehan This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Audiences have long known their preferences for great American musicals and their respective songwriters, yet few know about the librettists whose narrative structures for musicals (known as 'books') hold the shows together. (more...)

Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Anthony Festa, Opens TonightRiverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Anthony Festa, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Riverside Theatre's production of West Side Story has been extended for an additional eight performances. Originally scheduled to perform from tonight, February 17th to Sunday, March 8th, the production will now close on Sunday, March 15th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night of San Diego Musical Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY At The Spreckels TheatrePhoto Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night of San Diego Musical Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY At The Spreckels Theatre
by Lily Lim - Feb 17, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the first production of their 2015 season, WEST SIDE STORY, February 13 - March 1, 2015 at their new home, the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. Check out a first look at opening night below! (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Celebrates 8 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award Nominations!The Fugard Theatre Celebrates 8 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award Nominations!
by - Feb 16, 2015

The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town has received 8 prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards nominations for productions presented in 2014. (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Announces First Out of House Production: WEST SIDE STORY at the Artscape Opera House!The Fugard Theatre Announces First Out of House Production: WEST SIDE STORY at the Artscape Opera House!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Five years on from its official opening in February 2010, the Fugard Theatre announces its first out of house production. In July of this year, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre will proudly present a grand-scale four week season of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim's musical theatre masterpiece WEST SIDE STORY, based on a conception of Jerome Robbins. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/14/15- WEST SIDE STORYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/14/15- WEST SIDE STORY
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2015

Today in 1980, the first Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY opened at the Minskoff Theatre, where it ran for 333 performances. West Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Set in New York City in the mid-1950s, the musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Bernstein's score for the musical has become extremely popular; it includes 'Something's Coming', 'Maria', 'America', 'Somewhere', 'Tonight', 'Jet Song', 'I Feel Pretty', 'A Boy Like That', 'One Hand, One Heart', 'Gee, Officer Krupke' and 'Cool'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 42nd Street Moon's NICK & NORAPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of 42nd Street Moon's NICK & NORA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

42nd Street Moon presents the first post-Broadway prouction of NICK & NORA at The Eureka Theatre, San Francisco, CA, from April 1-19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Diego Musical Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: First Look at San Diego Musical Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre presents the first production of their 2015 season, WEST SIDE STORY, February 13 - March 1, 2015 (press opening this Saturday, February 14) at their new home, the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

GYPSY Movie Roundup - Everything We Know so Far!GYPSY Movie Roundup - Everything We Know so Far!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

It's been one of the most talked about (and most stalled) musical projects of the past few years. Stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand has been working with Universal Pictures on a new big screen adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical GYPSY since 2011. This would be the third film of GYPSY having first been made in 1962 (starring Rosalind Russell) and then again in 1993 for television (starring Bette Midler). Do you think the film will ever come to fruition? Catch up on what we know about the project so far! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Here We Go Round THE RINK!THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Here We Go Round THE RINK!
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 12, 2015

Today we celebrate a cult favorite that opened this very week back in 1984, THE RINK. (more...)

Jarrod Emick, Matthew Hydzik, Charlotte d'Amboise & Tony Roberts Join Lyric Opera of Chicago's Starry CAROUSELJarrod Emick, Matthew Hydzik, Charlotte d'Amboise & Tony Roberts Join Lyric Opera of Chicago's Starry CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced casting for the remaining principal roles in its new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. Matthew Hydzik will portray Enoch Snow alongside Tony Award winner Jarrod Emick as Jigger Craigin, two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Mrs. Mullin, and two-time Tony Award nominee Tony Roberts as the Starkeeper. Carousel will run April 10 to May 3 at the Civic Opera House (opening night April 11). (more...)

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