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Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

Sally Mayes to Star as 'Mama Rose' in Harbor Lights' GYPSY This AugustSally Mayes to Star as 'Mama Rose' in Harbor Lights' GYPSY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, is pleased to announce a cast that includes not only Broadway veterans and Tony and Emmy nominees, but also many Staten Islanders. (more...)

BWW Interview: ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck on His Birdland Concert and Debut Album!BWW Interview: ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck on His Birdland Concert and Debut Album!
by Joseph F. Panarello - Jun 23, 2015

ON THE TOWN star discusses his show as well as his upcoming show at Birdland and his debut album. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY Gets a Reboot at the Ziegfeld TheaterBWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY Gets a Reboot at the Ziegfeld Theater
by Rob Myers - Jun 15, 2015

If your favorite musical ever had a favorite musical it would always inarguably be WEST SIDE STORY! With the book written by Arthur Laurents, original music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by the masterful Stephen Sondheim, and the entire original production directed and choreographed by the incomparable Jerome Robbins, I don't even have to tell you how meteoric and magical this musical was and still is. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY to Pkay Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, 6/17-27WEST SIDE STORY to Pkay Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, 6/17-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals of all time.  The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.  You can experience this Tony Award-winning Broadway classic at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts June 17-27.  (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Luke Yankee Talks 2015 Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party In LA, Plus Candid Broadway Tales & MoreBWW EXCLUSIVE: Luke Yankee Talks 2015 Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party In LA, Plus Candid Broadway Tales & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 6, 2015

Today we are talking to an accomplished director, actor and writer who has carved out an astonishingly unique career and is now taking charge of this weekend's annual Tony Awards Viewing Party sponsored by The Actors Fund LA, Luke Yankee. Shedding some light on growing up as the son of legendary Academy Award-winning stage and screen star Eileen Heckart, who famously collaborated with such theatrical luminaries as William Inge, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and many more. Most importantly, Yankee shares what the lucky attendees can expect from the viewing party in LA this weekend - the only official live feed in the world besides the East Coast airing - as well as highlights the starry honorees receiving special citations and the accomplished performers scheduled to appear at the hotly anticipated event. (more...)

California Musical Theatre Announces Casting for Music Circus Season - Phillip Boykin, Paul Schoeffler, Jennifer Hope Wills and More!California Musical Theatre Announces Casting for Music Circus Season - Phillip Boykin, Paul Schoeffler, Jennifer Hope Wills and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 65th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans, some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck Reflects on His History with GYPSY- 'I Never Wanted It to End'BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck Reflects on His History with GYPSY- 'I Never Wanted It to End'
by Richard Ridge - May 22, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with 2015 Tony nominee for On The Town, Tony Yazbeck, to discuss how things are going at the Lyric Theatre, what playing this role means to him, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which Yazbeck discuss his history with GYPSY. Check back Saturday morning to watch the full interview! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/21/15- GYPSYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/21/15- GYPSY
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2015

Today in 1959, Gypsy opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 702 performances. Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The musical contains many songs that became popular standards, including 'Small World,' 'Everything's Coming up Roses', 'Some People', 'Let Me Entertain You', and 'Rose's Turn'. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint are pleased to present Tony and Emmy Award winners DAVID HYDE PIERCE and DEBRA MONK in A.R. Gurney's classic love story, Love Letters, on the New Brunswick stage for one night only Wednesday, June 3 at 8pm.  The modern classic two-hander will be helmed by GSP Artistic Director DAVID SAINT.  (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Adam Pascal Talks & Sings 'Maria' From WEST SIDE STORYSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Adam Pascal Talks & Sings 'Maria' From WEST SIDE STORY
by Pat Cerasaro - May 18, 2015

A world premiere recording by Adam Pascal! (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 6/12-8/29Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 6/12-8/29
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, continues its 2015 Mainstage Season this summer with the singing and dancing musical favorite West Side Story. The musical which was conceived and originally directed and choreographed by the legendary Jerome Robbins, will run from June 12th - August 29th. (more...)

Nancy Opel, Noah Racey & More Join Cast of HOLIDAY INN at The MunyNancy Opel, Noah Racey & More Join Cast of HOLIDAY INN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. Based on the 1942 film, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin with a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Greenberg will direct the Muny production with choreography by Denis Jones. Musical direction is by James Moore, vocal and dance arrangements are by Sam Davis with additional arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, and orchestrations by Larry Blank. The Muny's production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is its second production worldwide. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony YazbeckThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

On Monday, May 11 the Theater People podcast welcomes 2015 Tony-nominee, Tony Yazbeck. Currently starring in the critically acclaimed and Tony nominated Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, Tony opens up about how the role first came to him for the 2008 Encores production, his experience with the pre-Broadway run at Barrington Stage, and how, as a true triple threat, he was particularly suited to play the role on Broadway. (more...)

Breaking News: Encores! 2016 Season to Feature CABIN IN THE SKY, 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ?Breaking News: Encores! 2016 Season to Feature CABIN IN THE SKY, 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The 2016 season of New York City Center's Tony-honored Encores!series will open with Cabin in the Sky on February 10–14, 2016, followed by 1776 and Do I Hear a Waltz?. Jack Viertel is the artistic director of Encores!; Rob Berman is its music director. (more...)

Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Headline 42nd Street Moon's SONG OF A SUMMER NIGHT GalaLaura Benanti to Headline 42nd Street Moon's SONG OF A SUMMER NIGHT Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

42nd Street Moon announces SONG OF A SUMMER NIGHT, a fundraising gala starring television star and Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti. The event includes cocktails, a live auction, dinner, and a "Moonlight Lounge" with Musical Director Dave Dobrusky and other 42nd Street Moon performers.  Cocktail attire is encouraged. The evening takes place 6pm, Monday, June 1 at Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre's 2015 Season to Open With SMALL WORLD, 5/15Penguin Rep Theatre's 2015 Season to Open With SMALL WORLD, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Penguin Rep Theatre's 2015 season officially begins May 15, 2015, with the New York premiere of Small World by Frederick Stroppel, directed by artistic director Joe Brancato. (more...)

West End's GYPSY Breaks Savoy Box Office RecordsWest End's GYPSY Breaks Savoy Box Office Records
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian today announce that Jonathan Kent's 5 star production of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton has smashed the all time box office record at the Savoy Theatre taking £408,300 for performances ending 25 April 2015. Harrison and Ian said: 'We are thrilled that this amazing record has been achieved in the 1089 seat Savoy Theatre and are delighted that we have been able to extend our run through November this year.' (more...)

New West End GYPSY Cast Album, Featuring Imelda Staunton, Released TodayNew West End GYPSY Cast Album, Featuring Imelda Staunton, Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The new West End GYPSY cast recording, featuring Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver, is available today, April 27, 2015. First Night Records releases the album on digital and retail, with copies also available at the Savoy Theatre. (more...)

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