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THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Toast To The Terrific 'Turkey Lurkey Time' Times Three (And A Half)THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Toast To The Terrific 'Turkey Lurkey Time' Times Three (And A Half)
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 27, 2014

Today, in honor of Thanksgiving, we are revisiting one of the most spectacular holiday showstoppers in Broadway history. (more...)

ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut November 11-16, today announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

Baayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation AwardBaayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Asian American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, director and author Baayork Lee has received the 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Surflight Theatre's A CHORUS LINE, Now Playing Through 9/14Photo Flash: First Look at Surflight Theatre's A CHORUS LINE, Now Playing Through 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers inMichael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, directs and choreographs the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, now playing through September 14. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carleigh Bettiol Discusses New Role in PIECE OF MY HEARTBWW Interview: Carleigh Bettiol Discusses New Role in PIECE OF MY HEART
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 11, 2014

Carleigh Bettiol has recently stepped into the role of 'Young Ilene' in off-Broadway's Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story. The new musical is based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, and is set to conclude its run this Sunday, September 14 after extending its initial run by two weeks. Carleigh took the time to share her some of thoughts about taking on this new role, her favorite Berns songs, and more with BroadwayWorld. Read below for the full interview! (more...)

Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton Directs and Choreographs at Surflight Theatre, Now thru 9/14Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton Directs and Choreographs at Surflight Theatre, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Michael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, will direct and choreograph the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, tonight, August 27-September 14. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton to Direct & and Choreograph at Surflight Theatre, Running 8/27-9/14Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton to Direct & and Choreograph at Surflight Theatre, Running 8/27-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Michael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, will direct and choreograph the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, August 27-September 14. (more...)

The Broadway Experience Wraps Seventh Summer SeasonThe Broadway Experience Wraps Seventh Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Broadway Experience returned for a seventh summer program at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center from July 28th - August 10th. With over 20 professional educators from the Broadway community, TBE offered over 75 classes, workshops, lectures, a performance based second week and invited Jonathan Groff as guest speaker. Jonathan spoke about his life on and off the stage, and took the time to answer questions and offer advice and inspiration. He was even kind enough to give an impromptu performance from Disney's recent hit film, Frozen. (more...)

Jennifer Tepper Announces Eight Theaters Explored in THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, Volume 2!Jennifer Tepper Announces Eight Theaters Explored in THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, Volume 2!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

Volume 2 of writer and musical theater historian Jennifer Tepper's 'THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters' series is in the works, and the author just took to Twitter to announce the eight theaters featured in the second installment. Learn all the details in her announcement, plus check out the table of contents below! (more...)

New Kickstarter For SAVE A DANCE! To Preserve Work of Robbins, Fosse, Bennett, Etc.New Kickstarter For SAVE A DANCE! To Preserve Work of Robbins, Fosse, Bennett, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 25, 2014

A new Kickstarter account has been created in support of the new dance preservation and presentation initiative SAVE A DANCE! (more...)

Premi BroadwayWorld 2013-14 - La giuria: Saverio MarconiPremi BroadwayWorld 2013-14 - La giuria: Saverio Marconi
by Nino Prattico - Jun 30, 2014

Ci eravamo lasciati lunedi scorso con la notizia dell'ingresso in giuria di Gian Maria Cervo, che affianchera i gia annunciati Gino Landi, Rossana Casale e Germano Mazzocchetti nell'arduo compito di raffinare il voto gia espresso dal pubblico votante... Come gia annunciato da Giampiero Ingrassia in conferenza stampa (qui l'articolo), e con una punta d'orgoglio che ufficializziamo oggi il nome del quinto giurato d'eccezione: un pioniere che, nel solco della tradizione di Garinei e Giovannini, ha importato la formula musical anglosassone in Italia... SAVERIO MARCONI! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter, Jane Lynch & More Take Bows at Public Theater's ONE THRILLING COMBINATION GalaPhoto Coverage: Billy Porter, Jane Lynch & More Take Bows at Public Theater's ONE THRILLING COMBINATION Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 24, 2014

The Public Theater last night presented the one-night-only Public Theater annual gala ONE THRILLING COMBINATION at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Ted Sperling, the gala event celebrated Marvin Hamlisch, The Public Theater and the 40th anniversary of the creation of A Chorus Line. Performers incuded: John Lithgow, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Quinto, Martha Plimpton, Billy Porter, Jonathan Groff, Sutton Foster, Joshua Bell, Lindsay Mendez, Claybourne Elder,Krysta Rodriguez, Marissa McGowan, Laura Shoop, Peter Dugan, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Jessica Wu, Mylinda Hull,Brooke Sunny Moriber, Nicole Lewis and more! BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

New York Theatre Barn Presents Pre-Premiere of PETER AND THE WALL and TIMELINES, TodayNew York Theatre Barn Presents Pre-Premiere of PETER AND THE WALL and TIMELINES, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

On June 23rd you have one chance to see a New York Theatre Barn pre-­premiere of the new musical, PETER AND THE WALL by Timothy Huang, and TIMELINES, songs by Michael Cooper) at The Daryl Roth Theatre at 101 East 15th Street just off Union Square. It is your single chance to give these new works, new writers, new directors, and new actors a chance. And it is your chance to see untold stories that can delight and insight the soul. (more...)

Composers Announced for EPIC FAIL, a New York Musical Theatre Festival ConcertComposers Announced for EPIC FAIL, a New York Musical Theatre Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Contributing composers have been announced for the a new edition of Marc Eardley's EPIC FAIL directed by Marc Eardley and presented Off-Broadway at The Laurie Beechman Theater by Graydon Gund and The New York Musical Theatre Festival. There will be three performances of EPIC FAIL July 8th at 9:30, and July 12th at 5:00 and 8:00pm. Tickets for EPIC FAIL went on sale June 16th. (more...)

Darren Criss, Lea Salonga & More Set for AFTER THE STORM Benefit for Typhoon Victims; Concert Set for 6/15 at the Kennedy CenterDarren Criss, Lea Salonga & More Set for AFTER THE STORM Benefit for Typhoon Victims; Concert Set for 6/15 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Grammy Award-winning violinist, Joshua Bell, Glee and Broadway star sensation, Darren Criss, award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, Christine Rocas of Joffrey Ballet, singer Apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation's capital for a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. (more...)

Special: Baayork Lee's National Asian Artists Project Puts on an OLIVER! To RememberSpecial: Baayork Lee's National Asian Artists Project Puts on an OLIVER! To Remember
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 6, 2014

Last night, Baayork Lee and her National Asian Artists Project raised the curtain on their production of OLIVER! The production that plays through tomorrow night only, was made possible with special permission from Cameron Mackintosh and Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. (more...)

ADM21 to Make Joyce Theater Debut, 11/11-16ADM21 to Make Joyce Theater Debut, 11/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will make its Joyce Theater debut, November 11 - 16, with eight performances of show-stopping musical theater dance numbers by legendary choreographers including Rob Ashford, Michael Bennett, Patricia Birch, Gower Champion, Jack Cole, Henry LeTang, Jerry Mitchell, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman and more. (more...)

AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE to Make Joyce Theater Debut - Patricia Birch, Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins & More, 11/11AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE to Make Joyce Theater Debut - Patricia Birch, Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins & More, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will make its Joyce Theater debut,November 11 - 16, with eight performances of show-stopping musical theater dance numbers by legendary choreographers including Rob Ashford, Michael Bennett, Patricia Birch, Gower Champion, Jack Cole, Henry LeTang, Jerry Mitchell, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman and more. (more...)

Ad affiancare Giampiero Ingrassia sarą... MARIA LAURA BACCARINI!Ad affiancare Giampiero Ingrassia sarą... MARIA LAURA BACCARINI!
by Nino Prattico - May 26, 2014

Finalmente vi sveliamo il nome della co-presentatrice della prima edizione dei Premi BroadwayWorld.com Italia 2013-14. Il tocco sapiente di una donna aggiunge a qualsiasi cosa un inspiegabile non so che e pertanto, al pari di tutti i migliori festival, anche il nostro Gala prevedra l'intervento di una figura femminile che assistera Ingrassia nel tessere le fila della serata. E chi meglio della prima indimenticabile primadonna del musical italiano, Maria Laura Baccarini? Due persone magnifiche per una coppia 'scoppiettante'. Due teste di serie del panorama del musical italiano che cerimonieranno una vera e propria festa del nostro teatro musicale: un grande onore per la redazione tutta di BroadwayWorld.com! Settimana prossima seguiranno altre informazioni sulla giuria e l'organizzazione della serata. Nel frattempo, un piccolo promemoria di tutto quello che e stato rilasciato finora: (more...)

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