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AMERICA'S GOT DOWNTON Coming to 710 Main Theatre, 4/10-11AMERICA'S GOT DOWNTON Coming to 710 Main Theatre, 4/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Direct from London's West End comes AMERICA'S GOT DOWNTON. Actor, impressionist and YouTube sensation, Luke Kempner, creates more than 30 characters in this tour?de?force one?man parody that blends celebrity visitors with well?known characters from the PBS hit television series 'Downton Abbey.' Cultures clash and eras hilariously collide to help the cast save the estate from financial ruin - again! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/27/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO and FUN HOME Begin Previews!WAKE UP with BWW 3/27/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO and FUN HOME Begin Previews!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 27, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO brings its Russian romance to Broadway, while FUN HOME takes the art of the graphic memoir to the stage! (more...)

LCT's Platform Series Will Continue with THE KING AND I's Bartlett Sher & Christopher Gattelli Next MonthLCT's Platform Series Will Continue with THE KING AND I's Bartlett Sher & Christopher Gattelli Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 17th season on Thursday, April 9 at 6 pm with BARTLETT SHER and CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI, the director and choreographer, respectively, of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, currently in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kelli O'Hara & Ken Watanabe in THE KING AND I Broadway RevivalPhoto Flash: First Look at Kelli O'Hara & Ken Watanabe in THE KING AND I Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater's THE KING AND I, which features a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), is directed by Bartlett Sher, is currently in previews ahead of an official opening night on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the pair in costume! (more...)

Peter Parnell's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT to Kick Off Lincoln Center Theater's 2015-16 SeasonPeter Parnell's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT to Kick Off Lincoln Center Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the first two productions of its 2015-2016 season: DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a new play by Peter Parnell, to be directed by Scott Ellis, beginning performances Thursday, October 15 and opening Monday, November 9 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; and the LCT3 world premiere production of KILL FLOOR, a new play by Abe Koogler, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer, which will begin performances Saturday, October 3, open on Monday, October 19, and run through Sunday, November 15 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Last August, an agreement was reached to resolve a potential labor crisis at the Metropolian Opera, the nation's largest performing arts organization. (more...)

Hard Sparks' R & J & Z to Bring Blood, Guts and Zombies to the New Ohio Theatre, 4/1-18Hard Sparks' R & J & Z to Bring Blood, Guts and Zombies to the New Ohio Theatre, 4/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The New Ohio Theatre + Hard Sparks present: R & J & Z, written by Melody Bates and directed by Joan Jubett, running April 1 - 18 at the New Ohio Theatre. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, MATILDA, and More Lead PNC Broadway Lights' 2015-2016 Season at Blumenthal Performing ArtsBEAUTIFUL, MATILDA, and More Lead PNC Broadway Lights' 2015-2016 Season at Blumenthal Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Broadway's hottest new shows will be on stage in Charlotte next season in the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway Lights lineup. From contemporary mega hits like Matilda The Musical, Beautiful- The Carole King Musical and If/Then to a beloved favorite, The Sound of Music, the season will mesmerize audiences with one hit after another. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Robert Brown at Work on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Musical?!EXCLUSIVE: Jason Robert Brown at Work on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Musical?!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Jason Robert Brown revealed in concert on Friday night at SubCulture in New York City that he is at work on a new musical adaptation of the 1992 Tom Hanks film, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. No word yet as to when we may hear the Tony Award-winner's score or who else is on the creative team. (more...)

THE KING AND I to Receive Cast Recording This Summer, Led by Kelli O'Hara and Ken WatanabeTHE KING AND I to Receive Cast Recording This Summer, Led by Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Good News Musical Theatre Fans! BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed Lincoln Center Theater's THE KING AND I, which features a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam) will receive a cast recording this summer on the the Decca Broadway / Universal Music Classics label, produced by David Lai David Caddick and Bruce Pomahac. Of note, the the production features the musical's original 1951 orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett with dance and incidental music arranged by Trude Rittmann. Music director Ted Sperling conducts a 29-piece orchestra which will be heard on the album as well. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

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THE KING AND I Revival, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe, Begins Tonight on BroadwayTHE KING AND I Revival, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe, Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater's THE KING AND I, which features a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), is directed by Bartlett Sher, begins previews tonight, March 12, and opens on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Extends into AugustWest End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Extends into August
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The West End hit musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown announces that it will extend its run to Saturday 22 August 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Will Launch from Iowa This Fall!Breaking News: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Will Launch from Iowa This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony AwardŽ for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, will launch in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Civic Center with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. Based on one of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will travel to more than 15 cities in its first season, including Los Angeles, CA (Ahmanson Theatre); Washington, D.C. (The Kennedy Center); Dallas, TX(Music Hall at Fair Park); Pittsburgh, PA (Benedum Center); Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre); Las Vegas, NV (The Smith Center); Houston, TX (The Hobby Center); West Palm Beach, FL (Kravis Center); Fayetteville, AR (Walton Arts Center); and Dayton, OH (Schuster Center) with additional cities to be announced soon. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour to Kick Off in Des Moines; First Round of Dates Set!THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour to Kick Off in Des Moines; First Round of Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, will launch in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. (more...)

New Production of SOUND OF MUSIC, 'BRIDGES', 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' and 'TITANIC' Set for the Ahmanson's 2015-16 SeasonNew Production of SOUND OF MUSIC, 'BRIDGES', 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' and 'TITANIC' Set for the Ahmanson's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Four Tony Award-winning musicals will be presented in Center Theatre Group's 2015-2016 season at the Ahmanson Theatre of the Music Center of Los Angeles, it was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

Ben Platt to Lead World Premiere of New Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena StageBen Platt to Lead World Premiere of New Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) will star in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen, the original world-premiere musical debuting this summer. (more...)

Save on Preview Tickets to Lincoln Center's Revival of THE KING & ISave on Preview Tickets to Lincoln Center's Revival of THE KING & I
by Contests - Broadway - Mar 6, 2015

Save on Preview performances to Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of THE KING & I. Get your tickets now. (more...)

ANTIGONE, Starring Oscar Winner Juliette Binoche, Set for Kennedy Center's 2015-16 Season; Plus BEAUTIFUL, 'BRIDGES' & More!ANTIGONE, Starring Oscar Winner Juliette Binoche, Set for Kennedy Center's 2015-16 Season; Plus BEAUTIFUL, 'BRIDGES' & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2015-2016 theater season. As the nation's performing arts center, the Kennedy Center is dedicated to bringing theater's finest productions to its stages. Reaching hundreds of thousands of audience members annually, the upcoming theater season showcases a diverse range of theatrical productions from a dramatic, centuries-old classic tale to unforgettable Broadway sensations; the season has something to offer everyone in the family. (more...)

Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Opening TonightDiane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub in its production of The Mystery of Love and Sex, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which is directed by Sam Gold, began previews on February 5 and opens tonight, March 2, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

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