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BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE-HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Rob McClure!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE-HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Rob McClure!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 1, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway favorite Rob McClure, who is currently starring in Honeymoon in Vegas at the Nederlander Theatre. Watch as they discuss the show, how he got his start at Paper Mill Playhouse, his obsession with video games, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Carol Lawrence to be Honored at PDS' Annual Gypsy Awards LuncheonCarol Lawrence to be Honored at PDS' Annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Actress/Singer/Dancer Carol Lawrence has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. Miss Lawrence will be honored on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) and famed choreographers Alan Johnson, Miriam Nelson and Walter Painter will receive special PDS Choreography Awards, for their extraordinary contribution to dance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 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. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

Guitarist Jimmy McIntosh Releases New Album Featuring Rolling Stones' Ronnie WoodGuitarist Jimmy McIntosh Releases New Album Featuring Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

As a follow up to 2006's 'Orleans to London', guitarist Jimmy McIntosh once again finds himself in illustrious company on his new album 'Jimmy McIntosh and...' (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TodayLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect..., Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TomorrowLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. This special Black History Month event celebrates the release of Lane's new book Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Bring STEPPIN' OUT LIVE to Landmark on Main, 3/13Ben Vereen to Bring STEPPIN' OUT LIVE to Landmark on Main, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Ben Vereen will perform at the Landmark on Main Street on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8PM in STEPPIN' OUT LIVE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ben Vereen Visits Cast of MURDER FOR TWO at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Ben Vereen Visits Cast of MURDER FOR TWO at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The hit musical comedy Murder For Two, now playing at San Diego's Old Globe, features book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and direction by Scott Schwartz. Ben Vereen recently stopped by the theatre to catch a performance, and went backstage to visit the cast! (more...)

Save 15% on Christine Andreas, Paulo Szot and more at 54 BelowSave 15% on Christine Andreas, Paulo Szot and more at 54 Below
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 10, 2015

Save 15% on Christine Andreas, Paulo Szot and more at 54 Below (more...)

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFAPhoto Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Hosted by Lesli Margherita (Matilda), the late night #SOBLESSED Live! at 54 Below on February 7th featured performances by Adam Kaplan (Newsies), Joey Taranto (Kinky Boots), Michael James Scott (Something Rotten), Megan Sikora (Like a Million Broadway Shows), Mo Brady (The Addams Family), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Ellyn Marie Marsh (Kinky Boots), with special guest appearance by Julia Murney as Jeremy Jordan and musical direction by Drew Wutke. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DOMA Theatre Company's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARPhoto Flash: First Look at DOMA Theatre Company's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

The musical that launched the careers of composer Andrew Lloyd Webberand lyricist Tim Rice and ushered in a new era in musical theater will open DOMA Theatre Company's 2015 season. Helmed by director Marco Gomez and musical director Chris Raymond, the duo behind DOMA productions of Dreamgirls(Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and LA Weekly Awards, L.A. Times "Critic's Choice") and Young Frankenstein (L.A. Times "Critic's Choice," BroadwayWorld "Best of 2014"), Jesus Christ Superstar opens Feb. 13 for a 6-week run at the MET Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen to Visit Manhattan College for Black History MonthTony Winner Ben Vereen to Visit Manhattan College for Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Ben Vereen, a veteran of the stage and screen, will visit Manhattan College on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at noon, highlighting the College's celebration of Black History Month. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Magical PIPPIN Almost Finds Its 'Corner of the Sky,' at the Connor PalaceBWW Reviews: Magical PIPPIN Almost Finds Its 'Corner of the Sky,' at the Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Feb 4, 2015

PIPPIN, the Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics) and Roger O. Hirson (book) magical show is now on stage at The Palace Theatre. It tells a modern version of the mythical tale of Pippin, the oldest son of King Charlemagne, and his search for purpose and identity. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksBen Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February and March 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, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

2015 Ben Vereen Awards Announce Student Health Initiative Essay Contest; Deadline 2/282015 Ben Vereen Awards Announce Student Health Initiative Essay Contest; Deadline 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Ben Vereen and Broadway/San Diego are pleased to announce the inaugural Student Health Initiative Essay Contest as part of the 2015 Ben Vereen Awards (BVA) High School Musical Theatre Competition, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), takes place Sunday, April 26 at 5 PM at the Historic Balboa Theatre. (more...)

Neil Berg's 106 YEARS OF BROADWAY to Return to the Van Wezel Next MonthNeil Berg's 106 YEARS OF BROADWAY to Return to the Van Wezel Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Neil Berg's 106 Years of Broadway brings its widely acclaimed musical revue of Broadway's most celebrated shows to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, February 5 at 2pm and 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Venice Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season; Ben Vereen to Helm HAIR!Photo Flash: Venice Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season; Ben Vereen to Helm HAIR!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Venice Theatre proudly announced its 66th season yesterday at a party attended by more than 400 sponsors, donors, advertisers, patrons and volunteers. Minutes before the reception was underway, the theatre's Board of Directors approved the docket of productions presented to them by the theatre's volunteer play selection committee and Artistic/Executive Director Murray Chase. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley Talk HONEYMOON IN VEGASBWW Interviews: Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley Talk HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 18, 2015

Today, McClure and O'Malley speak exclusively with BWW about these well-intentioned characters who are thrust into the most extraordinary circumstances, yet still find a way to make true love prevail. (more...)

Ann Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 BelowAnn Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway favorites Ann Morrison ('Merrily We Roll Along'), Pamela Myers ('Company') & Chip Zien ('Into The Woods') in 'SONDHEIM ORIGINALS - OLD FRIENDS' this weekend, January 16 & 17, 2015. (more...)

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