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BWW Review: There is Magic in PIPPINBWW Review: There is Magic in PIPPIN
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 28, 2015

PIPPIN is playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre through Sunday, August 30th. For shoetimes and ticket information go to www.Broadwaysd.com (more...)

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia to Present THE FIDDLER & THE CROONERVictoria Playhouse Petrolia to Present THE FIDDLER & THE CROONER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

 2015 at the Victoria Playhouse has been all about heart.  From the beloved sequel in the Church Basement Ladies musical series, to having the legendary Ben Vereen headlining What a Wonderful World, to their tribute to the greatest women of country, the VPP has tugged at its audiences' heartstrings all summer.  As the season comes to a close, the creative team has geared up for its sixth and final show of the summer, THE FIDDLER & THE CROONER, running SEPTEMBER 9-27. It promises to not only have heart, but laughs, more music and fun, and stars two of Canada's most talented performers.  (more...)

Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

CPH's historic 100th Season will open on an operatic note, with the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the full cast -- featuring several Broadway vets. Scroll down for the complete list of stars! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

PBS President Paula Kerger announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour the full lineup and airdates of PBS' annual arts programming showcase. (more...)

Chita Rivera, BILLY ELLIOT, Kander & Ebb Tribute, and More Lead PBS Arts Fall FestivalChita Rivera, BILLY ELLIOT, Kander & Ebb Tribute, and More Lead PBS Arts Fall Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

PBS has announced their lineup for this year's Arts Fall Festival, and theatre fans will be excited. Performances range from SHOW BOAT to ACT ONE, and feature performers such as Chita Rivera, Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis, Kate Baldwin, and many more familiar Broadway names. (more...)

The Dramatists Guild Fund to Honor Lynne Green and Louise Camuto at 2015 GalaThe Dramatists Guild Fund to Honor Lynne Green and Louise Camuto at 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announced today that the Fund will honor two patrons of the arts and philanthropists Lynne Greene, Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., and Louise Camuto, Chief Creative Officer of Camuto Group, at the nonprofit's Gala, Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars. Leigh Silverman (Violet, The Wild Party, Chinglish) will direct this year's gala held on October 26 at Gotham Hall. (more...)

MAC Award-Winning Vocalist GARY CRAWFORD to Present BARRY LEVITT SONGBOOK Show at Metropolitan Room, 9/2MAC Award-Winning Vocalist GARY CRAWFORD to Present BARRY LEVITT SONGBOOK Show at Metropolitan Room, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Vocalist Gary Crawford burst onto the New York cabaret scene like a “thunderbolt” in October 2014 with his debut show 'In Love With Love' at the Metropolitan Room. With the veteran Music Director and Arranger Maestro Barry Levitt at the piano, Crawford produced a captivating show that earned him rave reviews from BroadwayWorld.com and Cabaret Scenes Magazine and ultimately a 2014 Manhattan Association of Cabaret & Clubs Award (MAC) for “Best Male Vocal Debut.” (Crawford had already performed a “CD Release” show of 'In Love With Love' at the Metropolitan Room that April). After spending the past year and a half performing as a guest singer in variety shows throughout city at venues such as Iridium, Birdland, Don't Tell Mama, and Urban Stages, Crawford has again teamed up with Levitt for a new show, this one featuring songs composed by Levitt himself. Crawford will star in Secret Dreams: Gary Crawford Sings The Barry Levitt Songbook at the Metropolitan Room on September 2 at 7 pm. The show will feature the Barry Levitt Quartet, including Jon Burr on bass, Ray Marchica on drums, and Jack Cavari on guitar, as well as special guest vocalists. (more...)

Details Revealed for Chita Rivera's Upcoming PBS SpecialDetails Revealed for Chita Rivera's Upcoming PBS Special
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Chita Rivera's GREAT PERFORMANCES special, subtitled 'A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO', will air as part of PBS's Fall Arts Festival 2015. (more...)

Emmy-Winning Choreographer Phil Black Has Passed AwayEmmy-Winning Choreographer Phil Black Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

On the morning of June 5 at the Actors Fund Nursing Home in Englewood NJ, the Jazz and Tap teacher Phil Black passed away after fighting Parkinson's disease for over 20 years. (more...)

Julie Pappas Smith to Guest Teach at Marblehead School of BalletJulie Pappas Smith to Guest Teach at Marblehead School of Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Broadway performer, Julie Pappas Smith, a North Shore native, returns to the Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) in Marblehead, Massachusetts this summer to teach two master classes, floor-barre and musical theatre jazz.  Originally from Swampscott, Massachusetts, Pappas Smith began her professional training at MSB.  (more...)

Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

?Ghostlight Records will expand their special single from stage and screen star Melissa Errico with the third song, "Walking Happy." The digital exclusive is available today, June 23, 2015, on iTunes here. (more...)

VIDEO: FISH IN THE DARK's Jason Alexander Shares '80's McDonald TV Spot!VIDEO: FISH IN THE DARK's Jason Alexander Shares '80's McDonald TV Spot!
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Jason Alexander stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC to talk about returning to the Broadway stage after 25 years in Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Company to Welcome Megan Hilty, 7/25Transcendence Theatre Company to Welcome Megan Hilty, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Transcendence Theatre Company presents Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty as a featured performer in the company's Transcendence Artist Series on Saturday July 25 in the Winery Ruins at Jack London State Historic Park. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!Nominees Announced for the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS just announced that 52 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress at the seventh annual awards ceremony. The presentation will take place on Monday, June 29th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. Tickets can be purchased by visiting NHSMTA.COM or TICKETMASTER.COM and range from $39 to $79. Premium seats are $175. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/12/15- PIPPINSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/12/15- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2015

Today in 1977, Pippin closed at the Minskoff Theatre, after having played 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Album Hits #1 on Billboard Top Broadway ChartSOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Album Hits #1 on Billboard Top Broadway Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Ghostlight Records just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album for Something Rotten!, the new musical comedy nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, hit #1 on the Billboard Top Broadway chart its first week in digital release. The album also debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #94, the Billboard Top Current Albums chart at #45, and the Billboard Overall Digital Albums chart at #22. This marks the strongest overall cast album debut since June 2014, and the third-strongest sales week of any cast recording in five years. Something Rotten! is officially available now on iTunes here and other digital formats with a 36-page booklet. The disc will be available in stores and online July 17. The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick and Kevin McCollum. It is co-produced by Lawrence Manchesterand Phil Reno. The album has special liner notes by Time Out New York theater editor David Cote. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/somethingrotten. (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING Remains #1 Sunday Morning News ProgramCBS SUNDAY MORNING Remains #1 Sunday Morning News Program
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD was the #1 Sunday morning news program with adults 25-54 – the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news – and viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for June 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Michael James Scott Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Broadway's Biggest Night!Photo Flash: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Michael James Scott Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Broadway's Biggest Night!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

All day yesterday, Something Rotten!'s Michael James Scott took BroadwayWorld readers behind the scenes of Broadway's biggest night with an all-day 'Renaissance Runway' Instagram takeover. Just in case you weren't following along live, we bring you a recap below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tony Winner Ben Vereen Visits CBS SUNDAY MORNINGSTAGE TUBE: Tony Winner Ben Vereen Visits CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

Even though he grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., the theater lights of Broadway could have been thousands of miles away, actor and entertainer Ben Vereen told Mo Rocca in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD, that aired yesterday June 7 (9:00 AM, ET) on CBS. Check out his full interview below! (more...)

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