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Dallas Summer Musicals' THE KING AND I Casting Causes ControversyDallas Summer Musicals' THE KING AND I Casting Causes Controversy
by David Clarke - Jan 25, 2015

While many are looking forward to the upcoming Broadway revival of THE KING AND I starting rehearsals, a controversial decision to cast a Caucasian actor as King Mongkut in Dallas Summer Musicals' forthcoming production is generating the opposite response. The Asian American Performers Action Coalition wrote an open letter to DSM expressing their disgust with the organization's choice to use the practice of yellowface. (more...)

Town Hall Theater to Broadcast The MET's LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN, 1/31Town Hall Theater to Broadcast The MET's LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

A beautiful mechanical doll. An irresistible courtesan. A visit from beyond the grave-or is it just an illusion? All these, plus an imaginative hero who never gets the girl, show up in The Met's new production of Jacques Offenbach's masterwork. Les Contes d'Hoffman has been inspired by a variety of influences that reflect the opera's multiple dramatic layers-including Kafka, classic Hollywood cinema, and even Woody Allen. Town Hall Theater will broadcast this new production on Saturday, January 31st at 1pm. (more...)

What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Jan 15, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, January 15, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the stars! (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWNReview Roundup: West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by Review Roundups - Jan 13, 2015

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, opened last night, January 12 at London's Playhouse Theatre after beginning previews last month, stars Tamsin Greig,Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon,Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Officially Opens Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Officially Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, opening tonight, January 12 at London's Playhouse Theatre after beginning previews last month, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern,Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

Vittorio Grigolo to Sing Title Role in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN at the Met, Beginning 1/12Vittorio Grigolo to Sing Title Role in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN at the Met, Beginning 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann will return to the Met stage January 12, with Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo in his first company performances of the title role, a poet whose attempts at romance are repeatedly thwarted. (more...)

Something's Coming: What's Ahead for Broadway in Spring 2015!Something's Coming: What's Ahead for Broadway in Spring 2015!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 28, 2014

2015 is almost here, and that means that a slew of new shows are on their way to the Great White Way. Before the 2015 Awards season gets started, no less than nineteen new productions will take tike their first Broadway bows. Catch up on what's in store for the season ahead below! (more...)

Pedro Almodovar Set for 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' Post-Show Talkback in JanuaryPedro Almodovar Set for 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' Post-Show Talkback in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

To celebrate the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical comedy adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - now playing live on stage in London's West End - Pedro Almodovar will be taking part in a conversation with director Bartlett Sher and star of the original film Rossy de Palma. Esteemed film critic Maria Delgado will chair the panel. (more...)

Tamsin Greig Leads WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, Opening Tonight in the West EndTamsin Greig Leads WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, opening tonight, December 20, in the West End, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern,Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik and More Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWNWICKED's Willemijn Verkaik and More Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Pedro Almodovar's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN has added more big names to its cast, including WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik and Haydn Oakley, WE WILL ROCK YOU's Ricardo Afonso, JERUSALEM's Sarah Moyle, THE WIZARD OF OZ's Marianne Benedict, and VIVA FOREVER's Rebecca McKinnis. (more...)

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWNHadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern join Tamsin Greig 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...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, beginning tonight, December 17, in the West End, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Kelli O'Hara Talks NY Pops Holiday Concert, THE KING & I Revival, PETER PAN LIVE!, THE MERRY WIDOW At The Met, THE MUSIC MAN On NBC? & MoreInDepth InterView: Kelli O'Hara Talks NY Pops Holiday Concert, THE KING & I Revival, PETER PAN LIVE!, THE MERRY WIDOW At The Met, THE MUSIC MAN On NBC? & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 17, 2014

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's biggest and brightest stars all about her incredibly busy year and impossibly packed schedule coming up for the rest of 2014 and the start of 2015 - the winsome and angelic Kelli O'Hara. Offering a generous tease of her upcoming Carnegie Hall holiday concert spectacular alongside fellow InDepth InterView participant Matthew Morrison and the NY Pops in KELLI & MATTHEW: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, O'Hara reflects on some of her favorite Christmas memories and shares some of her favorite holiday selections while commenting on the notable rapport shared between herself and Morrison, previously having co-starred in the Lincoln Center Theater productions of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA and SOUTH PACIFIC. Furthermore, O'Hara offers us a behind the scenes perspective on starring in NBC's recent entertainment extravaganza PETER PAN LIVE! and her thoughts on the unique production process as well as performing in the live telecast itself and introducing new material into the hallowed score for the show specifically for the broadcast. Additionally, O'Hara opens up about her leading role in the hotly anticipated forthcoming revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's vaunted THE KING & I, to be directed by her frequent collaborator Bartlett Sher, and sheds some light on what preparations are currently underway in taking on the iconic role of Anna as well as posits her own insights into the complex character in the historically-informed story. All of that, first news on appearing in the Tom Hanks tribute as part of this year's Kennedy Center Honors, reflections on THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Broadway and on disc, whether she would consider playing Marian in NBC's recently announced live TV production of THE MUSIC MAN and much, much more! (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen - Tamsen Greig, Haydn Gwynne & Perform Tracks from London's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!AUDIO: First Listen - Tamsen Greig, Haydn Gwynne & Perform Tracks from London's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2014

Olivier Award winner Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut in the UK premiere of David YazbekandJeffrey Lane's new musical comedy adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - and the first tracks, featuring the show's all-star cast, have been released. Get a first listen below! (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE... Signage Up At The Playhouse!WOMEN ON THE VERGE... Signage Up At The Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Olivier Award winner Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut in the UK premiere of David Yazbek andJeffrey Lane's new musical comedy adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - and the signage is starting to go up at the Playhouse Theatre! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Greig, Verkaik, Afonso And More In Rehearsal For WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!Photo Coverage: Greig, Verkaik, Afonso And More In Rehearsal For WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Check out Johan Persson's snaps from the rehearsal room as Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical comedy adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway-Bound Kelli O'Hara & Ken Watanabe Pose for THE KING AND I Photo Shoot!STAGE TUBE: Broadway-Bound Kelli O'Hara & Ken Watanabe Pose for THE KING AND I Photo Shoot!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater will soon present Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, which will feature a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam). Directed by Bartlett Sher, it will begin previews Thursday, March 12 and open on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). CLICK HERE to go behind the scenes of O'Hara and Watanbe's photo shoot for the Broadway-Bound musical! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jovial BARBIERE with Isabel Leonard Cuts the Mustard at the MetBWW Reviews: Jovial BARBIERE with Isabel Leonard Cuts the Mustard at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 2, 2014

Bartlett Sher's production of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA is one of the best of the Gelb years at the Met, with its sliding-doors set by Michael Yeargan and luscious costumes by Catherine Zuber. It was great when it opened with an all-star cast--headed Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Florez and Peter Mattei--and remains sturdy even when some of the casting is a little wobbly. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MET OPERA - IL BARBIERE DE SEVIGLIA, Cineworld Wandsworth, November 22 2014BWW Reviews: MET OPERA - IL BARBIERE DE SEVIGLIA, Cineworld Wandsworth, November 22 2014
by Gary Naylor - Nov 24, 2014

Gary Naylor enjoys his first experience of opera beamed from the New York Met into the cinemas of the UK. Inevitably, one can hardly go wrong in the company of Seville's celebrated barber, despite quite a few hiccups on the way. (more...)

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Broadcasts Live from the Met at THT TodayTHE BARBER OF SEVILLE Broadcasts Live from the Met at THT Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

?Bartlett Sher's effervescent production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) returns to Town Hall Theater's big screen as part the Metropolitan Opera 'Live in HD' series. (more...)

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