Bartlett Sher News

BWW Interviews: Kate Pazakis Talks Innovations at Rockwell Table and Stage
by Don Grigware - Jul 16, 2014

Belting songstress Kate Pazakis was recently named executive producer of Rockwell Table and Stage in Hollywood. In our chat she talks about her past successes and gives us a glimpse of her big plans for Rockwell's immediate future. Kate, you have an amazing voice and have become known as one of the theatre's best kept secrets. How do you react to that? Tell me a few of the shows you have been involved with. I'd rather be nine people's favorite thing than (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater Adds Bathsheba Doran's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX and Nick Jones' VERITE to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the addition of two new plays to its 2014-2015 season: THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX by Bathsheba Doran, to be directed by Sam Gold, which begins previews Thursday, February 5, and opens on Monday, March 2, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; and the LCT3 production of VERITE by Nick Jones, to be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, beginning Saturday, January 31 through Sunday, March 15, and opening on Wednesday, February 18 at the Claire Tow Theater. (more...)

Meet the King! Learn All About THE KING AND I's Ken Watanabe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

As BroadwayWorld just reported, Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Kelli O'Hara will play Anna Leonowens, and Ken Watanabe will play the King of Siam, in its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The production, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin performances Thursday, March 12, 2015, and open on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Broadway audiences are already very familiar with the five-time Tony nominee O'Hara, but Watanabe will make his American stage debut in the production. His Japanese theatre credits include Dialogue with Horowitz, Hamlet, Shitayamannen-cho monogatari, The Lion in Winter and The Royal Hunt of the Sun. (more...)

Breaking News: Ken Watanabe to Star Opposite Kelli O'Hara in Bartlett Sher's 2015 Broadway Revival of THE KING AND I!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Kelli O'Hara will play Anna Leonowens, and Ken Watanabe will play the King of Siam, in its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The production, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin performances Thursday, March 12, 2015, and open on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

About Face Presents METHTACULAR!, 8/21-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

About Face Theatre, in association with Justin Brill, is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with Methtacular!, written and performed by Steven Stafford and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. In this Chicago premiere, Strafford shares his brutally honest and often comedic story of survival in the underground world of Chicago's crystal meth scene. Methtacular! plays August 21 - September 28, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at www.aboufacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, August 24 at 4 pm. (more...)

THE KING AND I Revival Still Seeking a Leading Lady?
by Louisa Brady - Jun 20, 2014

Though it had previously seemed inevitable that O'Hara would appear as Anna next spring on Broadway, it is impossible to know for certain yet. (more...)

Tamsin Greig to Star in the UK Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, and following two full-scale development workshops with actors, musicians and the creative team, the production will open in a limited run for 20 weeks only at The Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015, with previews from 20 December 2014. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/20/14 - JERSEY BOYS on the Big Screen, Powerhouse Kicks Off, BROADWAY BARES & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 20, 2014

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: JERSEY BOYS serenade us on the big screen -- the movie opens wide today; the cast of ALADDIN appears at Barnes & Noble; tickets to King & Mellencamp's 'GHOST BROTHERS' tour go on sale; and BROADWAY BARES: ROCK HARD! hits the stage this Sunday! (more...)

Greig To Star In WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN: THE MUSICAL, From Dec 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Olivier Award-winner Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, and following two full-scale development workshops with actors, musicians and the creative team, the production will open in a limited run for 20 weeks only at The Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015, with previews from 20 December 2014. (more...)

Tamsin Greig to Star in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in the West End This Winter; Bartlett Sher to Return in Director's Chair
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Tamsin Greig will star in the West End in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, based on Pedro Almodovar's 1988 film. Bartlett Sher returns in the director's chair for the production -- he helmed the Broadway cast in 2010. 'BREAKDOWN' begins previews at the Playhouse Theatre on December 20, with an opening slated for January 12, 2015. (more...)

Megan Hilty Will be the First Guest on AMERICAN BLEND, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

James Michael Angelo and Tiffany Haas are thrilled to announce that Megan Hilty (Smash, Sean Saves the World, Wicked and Nine to Five on Broadway) will be the very first guest on their new talk show, AMERICAN BLEND. The pilot episode will hit the web on Tuesday, June 17th on the AMERICAN BLEND website, (www.americanblend.tv). The duo plans to turn the talk show into a weekly series beginning in the fall of 2014, future guests will be announced soon. The series is co-hosted by Mr. Angelo and Ms. Haas. (more...)

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Jason Robert Brown Wins Tony for Best Score
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Jason Robert Brown was nominated both for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for his work on The Bridges of Madison County this year. He won a Tony Award for Parade in 1999 and was nominated for Urban Cowboy in 2003, both in the Best Score category. (more...)

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Jason Robert Brown Wins Tony for Best Orchestrations
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony for Best Orchestrations for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Jason Robert Brown was nominated both for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for his work on THE BRIDGES OF MADISON County this year. He won a Tony Award for PARADE in 1999 and was nominated for URBAN COWBOY in 2003, both in the Best Score category. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Confirms She's in Talks for 2015 Broadway Revival of THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, one of Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved musicals, The King and I, will be brought back to the stage by Lincoln Center Theater in Spring 2015. On the red carpet for tonight's 2014 Tony Awards, long-rumored lead Kelli O'Hara confirmed she's currently in talks to reteam with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY director, Bartlett Sher, on the revival. (more...)

BWW TV: Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale Sing THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Barnes & Noble
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 07, 2014

Barnes & Noble just celebrated the new Ghostlight Records cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical which recently closed at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), with a special in-store performance and CD signing.The event featured stars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, in addition to other cast members. The composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown joined them at the piano, with Justin Goldner and Gary Sieger on guitars and Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf on cello. BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the special event and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

Official: Bartlett Sher to Direct Broadway Revival of THE KING AND I; Arrives Spring 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, one of Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved musicals, The King and I, will be brought back to the stage by Lincoln Center Theater in Spring 2015. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Tony winner Bartlett will direct the revival. Casting has not yet been announced, though Rodgers and Hammerstein veteran Kelli O'Hara, who just concluded a run in Sher's The Bridges of Madison County, has long been rumored to lead the revival. (more...)

AUDIO: 'Judy Garland' Performs 'To Build a Home' from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 05, 2014

JudyCast.com has posted a new version of the legendary songstress taking on 'To Build A Home' from Jason Robert Brown's Tony-nominated show THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on their YouTube channel - check it out below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Kelli O'Hara Reveals Why She Feels Like She Already Won
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 04, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Kelli O'Hara, a nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for The Bridges of Madison County, who chats about why she feels like she's already won, the joy of working with Steven Pasquale, and more. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

All the Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards- Complete List! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Wins Big, Also ROCKY, BRIDGES, and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 01, 2014

Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld will be updating you with winners throughout the night. Check back later for the full list! (more...)

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Cast Recording Regains #1 Spot on Billboard Chart
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Broadway's BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY has reclaimed the top spot on the Cast Albums chart. (more...)

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