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Michael J. Moritz, Jr. to Take 'US Broadway Coaching Tour' to 15 Cities This FallMichael J. Moritz, Jr. to Take 'US Broadway Coaching Tour' to 15 Cities This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Two time Tony Award nominated producer, two time Grammy Award nominated record producer and internationally acclaimed Music Director/Pianist Michael J. Moritz Jr. announces US Coaching Tour, spanning 15 cities over 45 days this October-November. Sessions are available for all ages and skill level. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-BendingSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-Bending
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2015

Lines are blurring. Gender-bending is seemingly everywhere these days, from high fashion ads to news coverage to I AM CAIT, Queen Latifah as The Wiz and beyond. Furthermore, one of the most provocative and popular stories of last week was the news of a Canadian regional production of A CHORUS LINE casting a male actor in the leading role of Cassie, renamed Casey. With the additional angle of Broadway currently being abuzz with the appearance of stage and screen star Taye Diggs stepping into the iconic high heels of the titular character in the recently multi-Tony Award-winning musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH - itself centered on a transsexual character - it seems as though now would be the ideal time to consider some other musical theatre mainstays and how they could be re-purposed and refreshed with a gender-bended twist. Although certain roles seems tailor-made to such treatment, it is illuminating to consider the rich possibilities that could potentially be afforded in the experience of witnessing the right performer of perhaps the perceivably wrong sex tackling a role normally associated with the opposite gender. Who knows, maybe a female Phantom or a make Elphaba are not that wildly spurious or far-fetched to consider given the compelling performances that have been given by unlikely actors in roles traditionally portrayed in a certain way. Theatre is nothing without reinvention and these are my top 10 picks for musicals I would like to see taken on with fresh eyes and a new outlook. (more...)

NJ Rep to Present NOBODY'S GIRL, 8/20-9/20NJ Rep to Present NOBODY'S GIRL, 8/20-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the U.S. Premiere of Nobody's Girl by Australian Playwright Rick Viede.  (more...)

Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This FallRob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Classical Greek theatre will take over Classic Stage Company when it begins its 2015/2016 season with the inaugural GREEK FESTIVAL! (more...)

Madeleine Albright to Guest Star as Herself on CBS's MADAM SECRETARYMadeleine Albright to Guest Star as Herself on CBS's MADAM SECRETARY
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will guest star as herself on an episode of MADAM SECRETARY, airing in the fall on CBS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part OnePhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part One
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lena Hall & Lawrence Leritz Adopt Sisters at Broadway BarksPhoto Flash: Lena Hall & Lawrence Leritz Adopt Sisters at Broadway Barks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

The 17th annual Broadway Barks fundraiser was held July 11 in Shubert Alley. Broadway's brightest were in attendance, including Tony Award-winner Lena Hall. Below, check out a photo of Hall with Lawrence Leritz with their newly-adopted pups! (more...)

Star of Stage and Screen Roger Rees Dies at 71Star of Stage and Screen Roger Rees Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

It was just back in late-May when we reported that Roger Rees, then starring in THE VISIT on Broadway opposite Chita Rivera had departed the show on a medical leave. Today, we are sad to share the news that the star passed away on Friday evening, at home in New York at 71. According to a statement from his publicist, he passed away at home after battling a brief illness. (more...)

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in PhotosPhoto Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 11, 2015

Below, we share photos from the site's archives of the star both onstage and off. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed.  (more...)

Musical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an UnderstudyMusical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an Understudy
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 9, 2015

As usual, Jennifer Ashley Tepper puts the history of musical theatre into perfect perspective. (more...)

Full Celebrity Lineup Announced for 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!Full Celebrity Lineup Announced for 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 17th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, this event features celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway.  The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place on Saturday, July 11 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. where you meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of adoptable pets will take place between 5:00-6:30 p.m. This year's event will be co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, HBO's 'Girls'). The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Dee Snider Releases New Song 'To Hell And Back'Dee Snider Releases New Song 'To Hell And Back'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

In March of this year, DEE SNIDER and his Twisted Sister bandmates mourned the loss of their drummer, AJ Pero, and announced that the 2016 touring season (the 40th anniversary of the band's formation) will be the end of the road for the world-dominating force of nature that is Twisted Sister. While perhaps he is best known as the lead singer of the '80s sensation, there is so much more to DEE SNIDER. (more...)

Marcel Spears Awarded Classic Stage Company's 2015 Tichler GrantMarcel Spears Awarded Classic Stage Company's 2015 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Classic Stage Company has announced that Marcel Spears is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Christian Borle, Judy Kuhn, Andy Karl & More Join Lineup for 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!Michael Cerveris, Christian Borle, Judy Kuhn, Andy Karl & More Join Lineup for 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 17th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, this event features celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway.  The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place on Saturday, July 11 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. where you meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of adoptable pets will take place between 5:00-6:30 p.m. This year's event will be co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, HBO's 'Girls'). The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS' Erich Bergen Returns to BirdlandPhoto Flash: JERSEY BOYS' Erich Bergen Returns to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland series was proud to present actor/singer Erich Bergen, who made a triumphant return to the Birdland stage on Sunday and Monday, June 21 and 22. Erich last played the historic music room in December for two sold out performances. The musical director was Michael Orland, of 'American Idol' fame. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Making of Kevin Gray Tribute CD FOREVER ALWAYS - Behind the Scenes with Dodie Pettit & FriendsPhoto Flash: The Making of Kevin Gray Tribute CD FOREVER ALWAYS - Behind the Scenes with Dodie Pettit & Friends
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld has some behind-the-scenes photos of the making of FOREVER ALWAYS. Plus, click here to read Pati Buehler's interview with Dodie about the project! (more...)

Classic Stage Company's DOCTOR FAUSTUS, With Chris Noth, Opens TonightClassic Stage Company's DOCTOR FAUSTUS, With Chris Noth, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, presents DOCTOR FAUSTUS, adapted by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader from the play by Christopher Marlowe, starring Chris Noth ('Law & Order,' 'Sex and the City,' 'The Good Wife'), and directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's production of The Cherry Orchard). Previews will began June 2 with an official opening tonight, June 18 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Performances have been extended through Sunday, July 12. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dodie Petitt - The Making of Kevin Gray Tribute CDBWW Interview: Dodie Petitt - The Making of Kevin Gray Tribute CD
by Pati Buehler - Jun 18, 2015

'I know I'm who I am today, because I knew you...' This words by the late Kevin Gray come back to him as 150 Broadway colleagues join their voices in song and music as a loving tribute to an artist/teacher and friend who who never knew how loved he was. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Final Kander & Ebb Musical THE VISIT Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: Final Kander & Ebb Musical THE VISIT Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2015

The original Broadway version of Kander and Ebb's Tony-nominated musical THE VISIT closes today, June 14, 2015. The Visit began performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 and officially opened on Thursday, April 23. Below, take a look back at the show's journey to Broadway! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Danielle Hope Returns to 54 Below to Celebrate Live Album ReleasePhoto Coverage: Danielle Hope Returns to 54 Below to Celebrate Live Album Release
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 13, 2015

Danielle Hope brought her one-woman show, BRING THE FUTURE FASTER back to 54 Below to celebrate the release of her new live album which was recorded at the club back in February, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to snap photos from the evening. Check them out below! (more...)

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