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Photo Flash: First Look at Simon Lipkin and More in Dr Seuss's THE LORAX at The Old VicPhoto Flash: First Look at Simon Lipkin and More in Dr Seuss's THE LORAX at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Dr. Seuss's THE LORAX, directed by Max Webster and starring Simon Lipkin as the Lorax, alongside puppeteers Laura Cubitt and Ben Thompson and Simon Paisley Day as the Once-ler, is the third production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director of The Old Vic. The production opens tomorrow, December 16, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

West-End Transfers, Comedians, Circus Set for Spring 2016 Season at Sutton TheatresWest-End Transfers, Comedians, Circus Set for Spring 2016 Season at Sutton Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

After an exciting first season, Sutton Theatres is proud to announce its spring 2016 season of West End transfers, high profile comedians and new circus work alongside local community pieces. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Michelle Kelly, Ben Platt, Teal Wicks and More in BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLESPhoto Flash: Laura Michelle Kelly, Ben Platt, Teal Wicks and More in BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

This past Monday, twenty of the brightest talents on Broadway were featured in BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLES, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

WAITRESS Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLES TonightWAITRESS Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

A slew of Broadway performers are set for the next installment of the 'Broadway Sings' concert series honoring Sara Bareilles. A cast of 20 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the singer-songwriter's greatest hits, including cast members from the pre-Broadway run of Bareilles' musical Waitress at American Repertory Theatre. The performers will be accompanied by a string orchestra playing original orchestrations, tonight, November 2, at the Highline Ballroom. (more...)

Ben Thompson & Julia Mattison Join Lineup for THE SONGS OF F. MICHAEL HAYNIEBen Thompson & Julia Mattison Join Lineup for THE SONGS OF F. MICHAEL HAYNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present THE SONGS OF F. MICHAEL HAYNIE on Friday, October 16th at 11:30pm. Ben Thompson (Matilda, Holler If Ya Hear Me), Julia Mattison (Godspell), and Kasie Gasparini (Mamma Mia!) join a lineup that includes Alex Brightman (School of Rock, Matilda), Taylor Louderman (Bring It On, "Peter Pan LIVE!"), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies), and more. (more...)

Kerry Butler, Tovah Feldshuh & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekKerry Butler, Tovah Feldshuh & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

West End's THE LORAX Announces Full Casting, Including Simon LipkinWest End's THE LORAX Announces Full Casting, Including Simon Lipkin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

The Old Vic has today announced casting for David Greig's adaptation of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, directed by Max Webster. Simon Lipkin will play the role of the Lorax, alongside puppeteers Laura Cubitt and Ben Thompson, whilst Simon Paisley Day takes the role of the Once-ler. (more...)

Kerry Butler & More Set for Late Night at Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekKerry Butler & More Set for Late Night at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Craving a show after the show? FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is bringing its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event: (more...)

Ben Platt, Teal Wicks & More Join BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLES ConcertBen Platt, Teal Wicks & More Join BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLES Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The full lineup of Broadway performers has now been announced for the next installment of theBroadway Sings concert series honoring Sara Bareilles. A cast of 20 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the singer-songwriter's greatest hits, including cast members from the pre-Broadway run of Bareilles' musical Waitress at American Repertory Theatre. The performers will be accompanied by a string orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Kerry Butler, Phillipa Soo, Jason Danieley and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthKerry Butler, Phillipa Soo, Jason Danieley and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

This October, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Gerard Canonico and More to Lead THE WORST PEOPLE YOU KNOW at 54 BelowAriana DeBose, Gerard Canonico and More to Lead THE WORST PEOPLE YOU KNOW at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents THE WORST PEOPLE YOU KNOW: The Musical on October 4th 2015 9.30PM. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Alysha Umphress & More Will Sing Sara  Bareilles at the Highline Ballroom!Laura Michelle Kelly, Alysha Umphress & More Will Sing Sara Bareilles at the Highline Ballroom!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Initial performers have been announced for the next installment of the Broadway Sings concert series at the Highline Ballroom. Broadway Sings Sara Bareilles will feature Finding Neverland star Laura Michelle Kelly, Alysha Umphress from On the Town, Beautiful's Jessica Keenan Wynn, and Drew Gehling, currently starring in Bareilles' Broadway-Bound musical Waitress at American Repertory Theatre. A cast of 15 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the singer-songwriter's greatest hits, accompanied by a string orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous shows in the series included Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake, and P!NK. (more...)

NEWSIES Reunion, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekNEWSIES Reunion, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/22-8/23/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/22-8/23/2015
by - Aug 23, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 23, 2015 - Sunday, August 23, 2015. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 24-30, Featuring Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING, Ben Thompson, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 24-30, Featuring Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING, Ben Thompson, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 23, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Newsboys of New York Reunite at 54 Below!; Mike Schwitter; Ben Thompson; Willemijn Verkaik; and Spring & Summer: Spring Awakening Cast Reunion. (more...)

Ben Thompson to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below Next WeekBen Thompson to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ben Thompson in his solo show debut for a one-night-only performance, Tuesday, August 25th, at 9:30 PM.  Thompson will take the audience on a genre-bending sonic journey through some of his favorite songs - spanning rock, rap and punk, to Broadway, jazz and even some original tunes.  (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Las Vegas' DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL to Close EarlyLas Vegas' DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL to Close Early
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2015

DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, which had its World Premiere at the Crown Theater inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on April 15th, will be closing its doors earlier than planned. (more...)

Reality TV DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL Will Conclude Vegas Run Later This MonthReality TV DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL Will Conclude Vegas Run Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Based on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson, DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL made its world premiere last month at the Crown Theater inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Now according to the Las Vegas Sun, the show, which celebrates the rags-to- riches story? of Duck Dynasty's Robertson family, will play its final performance on May 17. (more...)

OnShift CEO to Lead Educational Session at Assisted Living Federation of America Annual Conference OnShift CEO to Lead Educational Session at Assisted Living Federation of America Annual Conference
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

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