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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...)

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens Next Month at City LightsEXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens Next Month at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson's dark and delightful revenge comedy Exit, Pursued by a Bear comes to the South Bay for the first time this spring, opening at City Lights in May. (more...)

PETER PAN, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, DREAMGIRLS and More Set for Atlanta Lyric Theatre's 36th SeasonPETER PAN, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, DREAMGIRLS and More Set for Atlanta Lyric Theatre's 36th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, now in its 36th year as the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, is pleased announced its upcoming 2015-16 season of musicals at the 600-seat Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta).  With five fantastic shows -- Broadway's timeless classic Peter Pan, Mel Brooks' hilarious Young Frankenstein, the raucous The Full Monty, the sensational story of Dreamgirls, and the greatest musical drama of our time West Side Story -- we look forward to delivering an unforgettable theatrical experiences to our patrons! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Kate Reinders On SOMETHING ROTTEN! Plus GYPSY Memories, WICKED, INTO THE WOODS & MoreInDepth InterView: Kate Reinders On SOMETHING ROTTEN! Plus GYPSY Memories, WICKED, INTO THE WOODS & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 21, 2015

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented triple-threat who made a major mark on Broadway with her star turns in GYPSY and WICKED before appearing this season in the brand new Shakespeare-themed musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN!, the effortlessly cute and convivial Kate Reinders. Discussing her hilarious role in the fresh Broadway musical, Reinders praises her starry assortment of co-stars - including Brian D'Arcy James, Christian Borle and John Cariani - in addition to analyzing all the details about putting a brand new musical on its feet directly before the eyes of Broadway. Additionally, Reinders shares some of her favorite moments in the show and touches upon some of the changes that have been implemented to the new Shakespeare-themed musical as it was refined over the course of previews, having opened straight in NYC without an out-of-town tryout. Besides all about her fabulously jocular turn in SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Reinders also reflects on some of her most familiar performances to date on the Great White Way and beyond, including her star-making performance in the 2003 revival of GYPSY, starring Bernadette Peters and directed by Sam Mendes, in addition to her notable run in mega-hit Oz musical WICKED. All of that, INTO THE WOODS revival memories, A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD and much, much more! (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

SMTC Sets News Dates for GYPSYSMTC Sets News Dates for GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company announces date changes for their upcoming production of the classic musical Gypsy. (more...)

West End's GYPSY Extends Booking PeriodWest End's GYPSY Extends Booking Period
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Jonathan Kent's critically acclaimed production of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Rose today announces an extension to the run at the Savoy Theatre with booking now to 28 November 2015. Kent's production originally opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre in October last year with the West End transfer opening last week when the production received a second set of five star reviews. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GYPSY, Savoy Theatre, April 16, 2015BWW Reviews: GYPSY, Savoy Theatre, April 16, 2015
by N. Morrison - Apr 16, 2015

Ready or not, here comes Imelda! Gypsy's long overdue to the West End is a no-holds-barred triumph, with a talented cast led by powerhouse Imelda Staunton, immaculate direction and precise design. It is hard to imagine theatre better than this. (more...)

Yorktown Stage Presents Tony Award Nominee Sally Mayes in GYPSYYorktown Stage Presents Tony Award Nominee Sally Mayes in GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Gypsy is a 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1954 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with 'the ultimate show business mother.' 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 character of Louise is based on Lee, and the character of June is based on Lee's sister, the actress June Havoc. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Angela Lansbury and More at Opening Night Party of Savoy Theatre's GYPSYPhoto Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Angela Lansbury and More at Opening Night Party of Savoy Theatre's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Gypsy opened in the West End last night, Tuesday 15 April 2015 at the Savoy Theatre, London. Directed by Jonathan Kent with book by Arthur Laurents, Gypsy has music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, choreography by Stephen Mear, designs by Anthony Ward, musical direction and orchestration by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis. (more...)

Review Roundup: GYPSY Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: GYPSY Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Apr 15, 2015

The first production to be seen in London for forty years in a strictly limited season, Gypsy opens at the Savoy Theatre tonight 15 April 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, Opens Tonight in the West EndGYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The first production to be seen in London for forty years in a strictly limited season, GYPSY opens at the Savoy Theatre tonight 15 April 2015. Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of GYPSY, is joined by 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. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical ThingsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical Things
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2015

Today we are shining a spotlight on some rarely discussed and unusual connections between the world of William Shakespeare and theatrical pop culture at large. Given the wide breadth of material contained within the canon of the Bard, it is certainly no understatement to claim that the connections are virtually endless between many modern tropes, terms, themes and ideas that derive in his classic plays - whether they be tragedies, comedies, histories or latter plays - yet the intriguing aspects of many of the lesser-known theatrical connections between Shakespeare and modern theatre are illuminating and fascinating to unearth. Ranging from the influence of Shakespeare on some of our greatest musical theatre masters - Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and William Finn included - through to the inspiration behind both Broadway's most lucrative production in history (THE LION KING) and the longest-running show in NYC to date (THE FANTASTICKS), the impact of Shakespeare on Broadway is impossible to accurately calculate - and, now, with the lovable and hilarious Shakespeare paean SOMETHING ROTTEN! poised to open later this month, the Bard is about to get a fresh jolt of electricity, buzz and excitement from the theatre community at large. Fear no more, indeed. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver & More in West End's GYPSY!Photo Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver & More in West End's GYPSY!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, is joined by 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Westchester Broadway Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Westchester Broadway Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents WEST SIDE STORY, based on a concept by Jerome Robbins with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed and choreographed by Barry McNabb and musical direction by Ryan Edward Wise. The show runs now through July 5th, 2015 and officially opens on April 16th, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Closes On Broadway After 9 PerformancesTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Closes On Broadway After 9 Performances
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2015

Today we are revisiting a famed and fabulous Stephen Sondheim flop. (more...)

Preview Imelda Staunton On New West End GYPSY Cast RecordingPreview Imelda Staunton On New West End GYPSY Cast Recording
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 6, 2015

Get a first listen to tracks from the new recoridng of Imelda Staunton in GYPSY! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: 15 Hours to Stage a Scene at the National Theater InstituteBWW Exclusive: 15 Hours to Stage a Scene at the National Theater Institute
by National Theater Institute - Apr 6, 2015

A signature feature of the National Theater Institute, weekly Theater Labs challenge students to put all the skills gained in classes into practice. When given just 15 hours to stage a scene, students learn to trust their creative instincts. Under the mentorship of a professional director, NTI students gain practical experience with a wealth of classical and contemporary texts as well as have the opportunity to work as actor, director, designer, and/or dramaturge each week. (more...)

Blog Watch UPDATE: Laura Benanti Out of SPRING SPECTACULAR, Plans to Return SaturdayBlog Watch UPDATE: Laura Benanti Out of SPRING SPECTACULAR, Plans to Return Saturday
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Derek Hough shared in his weekly blog on TVGuide.com that his co-star in Radio City's Spring Spectacular, Laura Benanti is currently out of the show due to sickness. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Funny and Touching BUYER & CELLAR by The Repertory Theatre of St. LouisBWW Reviews: Funny and Touching BUYER & CELLAR by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
by Chris Gibson - Apr 1, 2015

Playwright Jonathan Tolins uses Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design as a jumping off point for his hilarious one man show BUYER & CELLAR. It's a fun-filled romp that fans of the lady with the magnificent voice, and questionable temperament, will find absolutely delightful. Even if you're not a fan, you'll enjoy this peek inside the peculiarities that are a part of this showbiz icon's lifestyle. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has fashioned a very enjoyable production that has been so popular that the run has been extended twice. See it for yourself and you'll know why. It's an amusing and often belly laugh inducing work that you should make every effort to check out! (more...)

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